Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I, absolutely don't have any time.......


The time was morning 6 AM.... The mobile phone rang up aloud.... The man took the phone.....

"Hi, Suresh! Yeah! I am starting in another 1 hr and I'll be there by 0745.... Take about 15 minutes extra in case there is any hold up from my side.... You should be ready at 0800 hrs to straight away get into our work.... Don't delay beyond that as I, absolutely don't have any time.......
"

The time was 0715 hrs....The phone rang up again....

"Yes! Vignesh.... I am finishing my work with Suresh by 9.... Take just 10 minutes extra there in case it spreads beyond....You should be ready to brief me at 0910 last.... Don't delay beyond.... 
I, absolutely don't have any time......."

The time was 1030 hrs....It was then an out going call....

"Hello! this is Ganesh speaking... How are you dear?  Listen Dinesh.... I will finish my Morning Meeting by 12 Noon...  A max of 10 minutes spill over for any queries in the end.... Let's have our lunch at 1215.... It's so many days gone we have met... Sorry to say to you, I've got another Appointment at 0130 hrs.... I can just bargain for 10 minutes concession there.... A very important Appointment.... To tell you openly,  these days 
I, absolutely don't have any time......."

The time was 3 PM..... The mobile phone rang....

"Hi Veeresh!   Today, we have to meet at 3.30 PM.... I've got to brief you quickly on tomorrow's Program.... Come to my Cabin at 0330 sharp.... I'll just wait 5 minutes more.... Don't come out with excuses for a delay more than this....
 I am too tight.... I, absolutely don't have any time......."

The time was 5 PM.... The telephone rang up again....

"Hello, Ritesh! Sorry, I am very busy with my work... Running on minute to minute.... Today is not possible.... If you are coming to me.... OK.... OK....  Now, don't waste my time on phone.... I am giving you the Appointment at 0530 PM today.... I'll allow just 5 minutes beyond.... If you are within that time, done.... Else don't look for me.... I have to move.... 
I, absolutely don't have any time......."

The time was 6 PM.... The man started leaving his Office.... He took the phone....

"Hello.... Hi! Ramesh! I am going home... Sorry I have another work....What?  Are you waiting since.........?  Yaar...I told you not to wait for me like this.... For you hours may not matter, for me minutes do matter.... OK! Listen tomorrow morning at 0800 AM exact, meet me... Your grace is just 5 minutes... If you are there at 0806, you won't find me
.... And don't test my patience.... I, absolutely don't have any time......."

The telephone rang again.... "No.... NO.... Not at all possible.... Am too tight.... Already full with Schedules for the entire Week.... Sorry, not possible... Let's see next week.... 
I, absolutely don't have any time......."

Immediate to that, it was the brief distant incoming call....

"Hello! Is it Ganesh? Dear! You have come here urgently by tomorrow morning.... Your.........is not keeping good health.... There is not much hope.... Your presence is required here.... Apply a Week's Leave from your work and try to be here at least by tomorrow morning latest.... Don't delay beyond.... The situation is too grim.... All other works can wait now......."

Sunday, December 28, 2014

NEW YEAR GREETINGS PLUS....


Dear my Indiblogger Friends,

The Philosophy of Life says.... 'aascharyo Vaktah aascharyo shrotah....' meaning '( In this world) the Speaker is a wonder; the Listener (equally) is a wonder....'

When contemplated on this, we can definitely conclude that a Blogger every time carries a Unique Message with him / her very much eager to convey to the World at any cost and that is truly a wonder as per our Sacred Books.... And equally attached to a Blogger are there a Group of Followers who are again interested to listen and understand that onetime Message.... Thus continues forever, the Sacred Blogger-Follower Relationship in this world!

Seen in this way, it ever becomes a Duty of every Blogger never to stop to speak out or pen down what is seen as a one time inspiration within....

As he / she speaks out thus, there is a few times an equal censorship imposed on the same from the external world from another angle where predominantly an opposition to that very Expression is seen backed by certain Earthly Powers...

Here alone lies the true strength and determination of a Blogger on how he / she fearlessly expresses the 'RIGHT' to the world and thus frees himself / herself from the strong urge within to bring out the exact requirement the World expects at that point of time....

I am happy that I am in Association with many such famous and well known Bloggers much much younger to me and here, I too promise to continue contributing my humble bit as per the very urge in me to Speak out on the Life Aspects and the Higher Purpose of this Great One Life given to us by the Almighty....

I take this opportunity to convey my heartfelt Thanks to all my Indiblogger Friends for showing their keen interest and continuous patronage to my Writings and Postings on Indivine....

One small info here.... Of late, as the number of Members in my Network had gone up, I thought of bringing out some of my old Articles posted on Indivine long time back by editing and modifying the content and thus present them again on Indivine with a more meaningful Message as otherwise I will not be able bring out those topics of inspiration to the newly formed Network Community.... I hope this is quite acceptable to all and further is in order in respect of the Rules and Regulations of posting on Indivine....

Any Suggestions and Comments in this context are highly welcome...

Wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015!

SREEDHAR

Friday, December 26, 2014

The 'REAL PROBLEM' in life!

"No doubt it's a problem with me.... But I don't want some one to talk about it!" was the concern of the man initially.....

"Why every one is so much bothered about my this problem alone? They should mind their work!" were the comments from him after a while.....

"If I try to open the topic a bit, people are ready to know the details.... I should ever be extra careful all along...." were his subsequent thoughts....

"Yesterday, a similar incident was there.... People were waiting whether I would come out by mistake.... I know all that and that's why I was extremely careful all along and avoided every trap...." were his words later to that....

"This is totally my personal issue.... Who is some one to talk on this?" was his question next to that....

"Yesterday, I nicely gave back.... The man who got from me hereafter would think twice before touching the sensitive subject...." was his firmed up attitude after sometime....

"It appears, none has any other work here.... Always waiting to hear if I come out with anything...." was his evaluation further in time....

"This is too much.... I am getting the phone calls from abroad and the man after a little general enquiry, immediately touches the subject.... He does not know that he is wasting his precious time and paying heavily the call charges involved just to talk on this.... How mean people are!" were the words of contempt subsequently....

"The elders around have no work....They forever think, that I should have listened to them and come to their track.... Nothing doing.... My issue is my issue...Who are these so called wise people suddenly in front?" were the words of bitter criticism from him next to that....

"I am fed up of being so alert.... I decided to give back... If some one talks on my problem, I'll open his history... He has to run away from me...They need such treatment.... Else always ready to poke!" were the ugly words of never ending hatred from him ultimately!

A Wise man seeing all that mused in himself.... "What a great mistake this man had done and is doing forever? Instead of bringing out the best in him by making use of his time and energies efficiently and try to resolve the issue in front as much as possible, he had constantly diverted that time and energy initially to observe and make a note and subsequently towards murmuring, criticizing, pointing out and finally hating people.... He thus added a greater issue to his already existing problem by degenerating his Own Personality in front of others and ultimately in the Eyes of the Almighty Who forever treats 'ALL' under His Umbrella as 'ONE' and 'ONE' alone!"

Monday, December 22, 2014

THE BEST ADVICE!


"Sir! I need the Best Advice from you.... I understand, you are the right person to give that because of your age and maturity in life.... The problem here is.... You know that friend of mine.... It is really shameful to call him my friend.... He is such a mean personality and a man of interfering type!  What had happened is.... Last Week.........."
"Dear! You said it right and such type of personalities have to kept under constant check.... My sincere advice in this case is.........."

"Yes! Sir! I need that very much.... 2 days back, he rang up to me and said............. I instantly became so angry and I wanted to.........."

"You said it, dear! Such people always behave like that and there is a sure way of keeping them at bay without much effort.... What I wanted to advise is.........."

"And later I came to know that he had some plans of going to the extent of........"

"I understand.... People of that nature would be ready for any thing...... There is a permanent solution for such behaviors.... My right advice in this case......."

"It seems because he had a problem in respect of........ and as he was already troubled by that beyond..........."

"Whatever be the problems, he has no right to interfere with your personal life.... I say, take my advice in these matters which once for all..........."

"And that problem is because, he suffered certain loss in one of his......."

"I tell you, such people are for anything.... Who do not have problems in life? A certain discipline is must.......... My honest advice here is........."

"When some one said that, it just touched me for a while.... Is he really disturbed beyond because of such a big failure........?

"I tell you, dear! Your man appears to be not a straightforward personality..... He needs a lesson.... Take my this advice and.........."

"I am feeling sad.... Even any one who faces problems like that one after another, naturally will become wild and...."

"See, man! This your so called friend appears to be a mean and characterless person.... How can he do all this to a close friend like you? Such people should never be left out.... My advice here straight away says......"


"OK! Let me leave the matter, Sir! After all he is a close friend of mine and he behaved like that because of multiple problems with him at a time.... If I don't forgive him now, who else will do that? And if I don't do it now, what type of friend I am in the first instance? Let me forget all this and see if I can help him a little in his problems.... The Almighty sure expects me do this much in the present circumstances..... I decided, I'll talk to him tonight and......."

"????????"

Sunday, December 21, 2014

RIGHT vs WRONG....


Two men were together for a while with a 5 Point Formula with them....

Produce the consumed or equivalent to that,
Earn sufficiently to lead a decent life,
Allow forever the Right Actions alone,
Control spending and
Exist thus eternally!

The word 'PEACE' was very much there in the Proposal itself!

Both were in total agreement with 4 points but the 3rd one was not accepted in total by the second man....

"It's equally an important point and a few times more than the rest.... This man never concurs on that.... I can't change him here but at the same time I cannot take him into confidence and truly call him as my friend.... Let me see for a while!" were the thoughts and perceptions of the first man at the back of day to day interactions....

"I agree here for this man's 4 points a hundred percent but in respect of the third one.... I wish to differ.... I've seen people, in the name of Righteous Conduct, living a life not worth mentioning.... Not able to expand and do the best in life.... No doubt, broadly I have to follow the Right and do the Right.... But once in a way or in circumstances where it is seen very much as normal not making an impact at all, it is foolish there too to follow the Right.... It's equally waste of time and energies to go into minute details there.... What I get extra here is going out somewhere else... Let me just balance the plus and minus thus.... I cannot change this man but I never want to be a fool in life... Instead, I want to be living the life of a practical man...." were the thoughts and perceptions of the second man....

Days passed quickly into months and soon into years....

Yes! The Power of Right forever kept the first man humble, simple and stable and he was totally a man of
'PEACE' in life!

But for the second man the Ever Green Message

Little wrong multiplied in time quickly
okays the same seeing the disproportionate returns and may try to
Settle as the way of life but sooner or later is
Totally zeroed down leading to the ultimate fall with no way of escape in front....

i.e finally 'LOST' in life too was there in the Proposal itself which the second man did not care even a bit to look at!

Thus quickly followed the sure steps of the 'Great Fall' starting at the back of a sweet beginning....

"This is no great wrong…. It's just the way of life…."
Subsequently, when the extras were seen….
"This is the actual life! Without all these, this life is really meaningless…."

Later, when the extras started asserting….
"Now you see, how things around you move and glow! What is the use of all those Principles?" 
In few years, when the same firmed up, the single aim was….
"Let me live like a King!"
After living thus for some years and gone too much in that direction, the then thoughts were....
"How can I leave all this? Forget about wrong and all that stuff…. Let me first make use of......."

And finally on the day when cornered squarely for all the Wrongs done….

“Oh my God, what will happen now? What is the way out for me? Now no Money, no Influence, no Power seems to Work…. I am squarely caught in a vicious circle! Why did I at all enter this unethical path? Even Gods will not forgive me now…. My own people who were so close earlier, now feel that I am only the cause for their suffering…. The honest man who was off from this track from the beginning is today with all Peace, Happiness and Contentment in his life and carries his own Respect in the society.... He thus achieved the Ultimate in his life where as at one stroke, I lost everything in my life!"  


He was thus totally a 'LOST' man in his life!

Friday, December 19, 2014

'Experience' alone Speaks thus!

The young man at the back of a good Qualification got into his first Employment.... On a day, his Boss called him and said, “I expect you work a little extra and finish your jobs in time!” 

The young man replied with all obedience, "Sir! My dad told me that I should listen to the Boss with all attention, take Orders from him, do a good work.... I will just follow what you say!"

Thus the young man started working more hrs on his job and soon earned a good name as a highly industrious person.... A few years passed and soon he was promoted to a higher Responsibility....

His new Boss said, “Here you are a Senior Member of our Organization at the back of a good Work Experience.... You have to Perform else it is difficult to survive in this Environment!”

The young man silently nodded his head conveying the message that he understood his responsibility and further started working with that Tempo....

Again, a few years rolled by.... The young man was then the man of mid thirties and got his next Promotion as the Group Head.... He was all along showing excellent performance on his job through timely deliveries when suddenly one day his Boss said in a firm tone, “I find your Group members not updating their skills on a regular basis and you are not motivating them properly in that context.... We cannot survive for long with this attitude a midst the tough competition around us!”

The man felt bad at these comments and replied, "Sir! According to my assessment, they are delivering the required in time.... Updating the skills can wait for the time being!" The Boss looked at him and kept quite....

He thus earned good reputation as Group Head and was soon promoted as Team Lead on a new Assignment and was busy motivating his Sub-ordinates and exposing them to the latest skills required in their jobs.... Years rolled on and the man entered mid forties....

One day the Boss said, "As a Team Lead, you have not yet taken the responsibility of a True Leader!"

The man felt bad and the next day tendered his resignation saying, "May be I am not in the Right Place!"

His experience was no less and in few days he got his Appointment as the Division Head of a blue-chip Company.... Soon, he earned the name of the best Leader at Work in the new Company and was doing a wonderful job....

His Boss called him one day and said, “My dear! You are now In-Charge at Divisional Level but this year Sales from your Division have not grown in Volumes the way the Top Management expected.... I don’t know what to say….”

The seasoned Executive just interrupted him and said, “Sorry, this is my resignation.... You may search for a better person in my Place....”

He thus got away from his second Company but in no time got appointed as one of the Corporate Executives of another Company.... All was fine and a year passed…. And the determined man could bring the best possible profits for his new Company through increased sales….

One evening at a small meet, his Boss coolly told him, “I am sorry, dear! We wanted to retain you by all means.... But there is slump in the Market and the demand for our Products is temporarily down.... Presently, our Order book for the next year is thin.... Yesterday, it was decided in the Board Meeting....... The Company's finances can no more retain talent..........”

The man interrupted him with a smile and said, “Forget all this! I wanted to tell you equally an important thing from my side and I feel this is the right time for that…. Shortly, I am going for my own Company and there, I have a Requirement at the Top Level.... Are you interested? I just want to see my Company come up and perform the best.... And salary wise.... Here, there is no limit....... ”

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Busy at Work? Don't worry, It is definitely time to Relax and Laugh heartily!

  • The Boss will never praise me even for a moment and if he / she is just quiet for the moment, that itself is the biggest praise of my life.... And if he / she is really nice with me, there is another meaning to it.... He / she is sure looking out for my replacement! 
  • The Boss appears that he / she is cornering me.... But he / she is helpless because he / she is being doubly cornered from the Top! 
  • The Boss' scoldings are two way blessings for me.... I need not take many scoldings from others for the rest of the life except the routine ones and forever I develop a capability of smiling in times of the worst attacks of life! 
  • My Boss can max scold me that too only sometimes in front of others.... I should ever feel happy that I am untouched and unharmed as no physical damage is done to me!
  • Whenever I am singled out at Work by my Boss, I should smile heartfelt within because my Job is just intact 'AS IS!'
  • The Boss is always in Office before me and it will never happen the other way so easily.... I should not feel unhappy for such an earlier presence because the other way, I have to play his / her Role too in addition to my own!
  • The Boss is never happy with my leaving office any time in between on personal works.... I am not supposed to do all my personal works by myself alone! 
  • I may decide to work for full 24 hrs in a day, but the next moment, the Boss demands 25 hrs of work from me and in the end gets 26 hrs of Work from me for the day without an exception! 
  • When the Boss puts my Colleague along with me in my Work, he /she is not kind enough to help me at my Work.... He / she is just training my Colleague for the ultimate Takeover of the Reins from me! 
  • And finally to say.... The worst Comment at Work from Boss is.... “OK, leave it; call so and so….”  And the best Comment... “Still you have to improve a lot!” 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FOREVER 'UNDER PRESSURE!'



The boy of 14 yrs just missed the last 2 classes to witness a Football Match with his friend which he very well knew that if his Mom came to know about that, she would question him beyond.... The friend too knew that very well.... Further to that incident, the boy was psychologically under certain pressure not to displease his friend for some time….

He was soon into the College and one day he went to the newly released favorite movie without informing at home…. There was certain tension in him when he met one of his neighborhood boys in the Theater who greeted him…. Subsequent to that the then grownup boy started smiling and greeting the neighbor and befriended him in the greater interest that the new friend would not disclose at home his visit to the Theater ….

He was soon an young man of 25 yrs straight away  moved to a good job…. In some time, there were a few tense moments at Work as the Boss commented on him beyond and he in turn confided his displeasure to a Colleague by criticizing the Boss beyond…. Subsequent to that, the young man was under under pressure for a while to be extra soft with the Colleague so that he would not convey those very words to the Boss….

It was a serious interaction with the Customer Rep when the matured man cum Manager of 40s was squarely put under pressure by the Customer to accept a few of his unreasonable demands…. When the Manager just showed a little resistance, the Customer remarked, “I know how you people actually Work and Produce our items for which our Company is paying a high price….Do you want me………….?” Instantly as a Manager, he was under pressure to bowdown as he knew very well the mistake from his side….

Soon he was the Senior Executive of his Division…. There was a tiff with his Big Boss one day for which the Big Man instantly got into a disciplinary action mode on comparatively a smaller issue which he knowingly allowed earlier…. In no time, the Senior Executive was under great pressure to say sorry to the Top Man and thus comeback to the safe level of operation…..

Finally, one day the man touched 60 and retired.... The next day as he was relaxing at Home, the telephone rang up…. “Hi! Dear! How are you doing?.................  Yaar! There is some bad News for few of us who bought the Real Estate Property in……… It seems, a few Papers are not authentic and there is some Litigation coming up…. I wish to say.... We are under Pressure at this moment.... And we should set right one mistake which we knowingly allowed while going for this Property…. Don’t worry, we will personally meet the Big Man whom we questioned a little more earlier and will please him…………… It seems, that’s the only way here….. Let’s come to some attention now…..Tomorrow, I am sending you the required Documents…….”

The Old man finally got exhausted of being under constant pressure to bow down to others throughout his life! 


Friday, December 5, 2014

The 'Sacred Golden Path!'


A man of mid thirties was too ambitious beyond the limits.... Often, he used to discuss with people around and ascertain in his talk that earning a ‘big money’ for the self and family would ultimately be the only way to be happy in life.... Naturally, that much ‘big money’ would come only when one treads a different path of earning not bothering too much for Ethics in life….

“This is equally required in today’s world…. Else life has no meaning at all….You and your people would suffer, progress comes to a halt and there would be shortages everywhere…. Finally one would become a frog in the well and should forcibly satisfy himself / herself that his / her whole world is only that! What’s the use of such a life? I have one life and let me live that the best!” he used to assert all the time and was very much in that thinking….

At that time, one night he had a strange dream with him in which he experienced himself as a bunch of Sugarcane Plantations in a corner of huge Sugarcane Field thus identifying himself with a cluster of Sugarcane Plants....

At midnight, as he was relaxing in field happily tossing to and forward with the gentle breeze blowing over, he could hear a soft talk nearer a midst the Plantations....

“Don’t make any sounds…. It appears the Watchman is on his rounds…. Let’s hide for the present behind this thick Bunch of Crop….”

Soon the Watchman foot steps were heard coming nearer but retreating slowly after a while….

“Aah! He had gone…. He won’t be around here for another 2 hrs…. Let’s start our work….. Hey! Look at this Bunch…. Have you seen this closely? I never saw such a huge Sugarcane Plantations…. We are really lucky…. Let’s just take only this one Bunch with us and that’s enough…. It really sells for a big price in the Market…. We need not go round the field at all….What do you say?”

“You said it right…. This Cluster of Plantation looks too huge…. If we sell this in the Big Market, we straight away get ……… Rupees and that’s sure a fortune for us.….

“Actually, we should ask something more…. See, after all the juice is taken out, the left out Scrap too has a sizable value because of its high Calorific Value…. In this case, this Cluster is too big…. Let’s add that price too….”

“Yes! You reminded me that extra…. Good…. Today is our lucky day (night)…. Let’s now cut this, pack and take with us…. We can do this in just an hr’s time and we will be out from here at 2 AM by which time the Watchman may come back…. I’ll go and quickly get the sickle I left in the other corner…. You wait here!”

The dream was too much for the man…. Shivering out of fear, he suddenly woke up sweating all over and slowly noticed that he was quite safe in his own House and the whole Episode was just a dream!

No need to say….. The next moment, the man was in total ruptures….

"My fate too would be the same like the bunch of fat Sugarcane Crop in the end if I neglect now, become greedy and start earning monies with both hands never caring for Ethics of life which constantly stress upon the honest way of Earning and Giving in Charity apart from using the monies for decent living, growth and development of myself and my family…. Thank God, the dream had truly opened my eyes and made me firm up not get into this wrong mode of living…. If I embrace an Ethical life, ultimately I may have only few riches which are very much required as backup but beside such monies, good people with good heart alone will be around who forever will have respect for me and for my monies and be ever ready to do only the ‘Right’ in that context!”

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Here, 'SELF CONTROL' alone is the 'WAY!'


In a big joint family, the ever wise Head of the family used put certain restrictions on the day to day activities of the grown-up Members of the family advising them repeatedly to be in the ‘Right Path'.... The Members were agitated a bit with those restrictions by the Elderly man and one day all of them together asked him the justification in doing all that…. 

The Head said firmly, “My dear! You know that there is fire in this house and you equally know that it is very much useful to us if we use it carefully but causes damage and destruction if we are careless in that…Similar to this, if Truth is missing in our actions filled with too many pleasures of life, that situation soon brings misery and pain to every one around us!”

“But we are grown up and we know what is Right and what is Wrong.... Why are you advising us on what is already known to us? It is really ridiculous!” said a member with a bit of impatience and frustration….

The Elderly smiled and said, “It is not that simple, dear! I’ll explain…. Any action of ours involving 'Pleasure' invariably produces a negative effect in this Universe and this can never be compensated subsequently through any other action from us except bringing out some solace to the affected…. Contrary to this, actions of ours involving  'Welfare' do not carry this negative entity but produce an ultimate balancing effect around for betterment…. And here alone lies the trick of leading a good life!

The Great Men of the world had seen this effect in depth and thus constantly advised us the mortals having our own needs, to restrict the pleasures to a certain extent allowing limited numbers in a streamlined way and simultaneously encouraged us do the welfare activities around as much as possible.... Of course, these Great Men almost freed themselves from the earthly needs except for Traces, allowed them freely 'OUT' for the inevitable good to the world through Proclamations and minimal Actions…. No doubt we the ordinary humans, are far, far away from this Level and thus the Ordained duties with us which invariably bring good for all of us are attached to our living restricting the energy flow in the direction of pleasures.... 


In this context, the young and more energetic but directionless are ever kept under the vigil of the wise learned and experienced who can guide them for their own betterment and for the betterment of the society at large…. And here, if you permit me to say I am exactly doing my part of that duty with all honesty and you..... if you understand truly all this background should allow me to play my this Role effectively!”

To confirm on what the Elderly said, Srimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Sloka 64 was heard in low tone being recited on the distant loud speakers with the meaning explained by the side....

raga dvesa vimuktais tu visayan indriyais caran
atma vasyairvidheyatma prasadam adhigacchati

'The self controlled man who follows the vedic injunctions while living amidst the objects of senses, freed (to the extent possible) from attachment and aversion, with senses under  a definite restraint will attain the ultimate peace!'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nature at its 'BEST!'


Once, a King was approached by a Group of 10 Experts in the 5 fields of Human Existence Viz., Consumption, Assimilation, Rejuvenation, Elevation and Expression Aspects and promised to uplift the Man one hundred percent there….
  • Expert One said, "Your Highness!  I can contribute a worth of 70% in the direction of Man's Consumption and make him the best...."  with the Expert Two continuing, "I can sure support the remaining 30% to make the Man 100% Perfect in that direction...."
  • Expert Three said, "Your Highness!  I can contribute a worth of 70% in the direction of Man's Assimilation and make him the best...." with the Expert Four continuing, "I can sure support the remaining 30% to make the Man 100% Perfect in that direction...."
  • The Expert Five said, "Your Highness!  I can contribute a worth of 70% in the direction of Man's Rejuvenation and make him the best...."   with the Expert Six continuing, "I can sure support the remaining 30% to make the Man 100% Perfect in that direction...."
  • Expert Seven said, "Your Highness!  I can contribute a worth of 70% in the direction of Man's Elevation and make him the best...." with the Expert Eight continuing, "I can sure support the remaining 30% to make the Man 100% Perfect in that direction...."
  • Expert Nine said, "Your Highness!  I can contribute a worth of 70% in the direction of Man's Expression and make him the best...."  with the Expert ten continuing, "I can sure support the remaining 30% to make the Man 100% Perfect in that direction...."

The King got very much pleased by that talk and immediately ordered the Man to take the full benefit of all that Expertise....The Man too took that in full but in the end instead of becoming Perfect was just Sober.... The Experts said, "Of course, there are certain after effects of our doing but they are only temporary.... You will be alright soon!"

The man returned with a mixed feeling in himself.... For a while it was a certain confusion with him.... But....Yes!  What the Experts said was totally True.... He slowly and steadily became normal completely over a period of time and finally was back to the 100% State with.... 

The very Great Feeling of Originality of course along with It, the earlier problems too coming back more or less to the same Old Level without a single exception....

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A 'SINCERE PRAYER OF REPENTANCE'....


Oh Lord!

  • You have given me all the Health, a good amount of Strength, and great Energies and brought me up in the world to a stage of fully grown up Personality so that I am happy by  myself.... I forgot the same and started behaving as if all this is my Effort, my Gain and my Own and thus invited my own misery....
  • To remind me what I have to do in life, You kept all Your Creation by my side with their problems and difficulties and expected me to help them with my Energies and Strength.... I eternally missed the same, very conveniently wound up a Cocoon around myself with a feeling that this is my Fort and who is the other person to encroach into my area and thus divided Your Creation forever....
  • Like a 'All Lovable Parent' You, ever watching my activities Pardoned me infinite number of times till now hoping me come to the Right Path.... Never caring for the same, I repeatedly involved myself into the best enjoyments of the world where the Equation for ever is 'I have, others lose!' and nothing less....

Having thus missed the 'Best Living' offered to me so far I, at this moment feel deeply in my heart for the Egoistic Feeling I carried all these years and approach You to take care of me with all Love Pardoning my earlier mistakes....

I hereby Pledge to do all good to the world from now onwards and sincerely beg You give me enough Strength to come back to this 'Very Attitude' the earliest I forget 'WHAT IS RIGHT' in my actions!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hasten Slowly but sure Steadily!



“I do not know how to manage all these works of mine…. My Colleague friend had left one of his works too with me as he had to go on an Outstation Personal Duty…. I’ve to help him out here as he was the man who was supportive in some of my personal issues that came up earlier…. For such a personality, I can never say, 'NO!' but I have my own works too with me which I cannot stop…. I am totally lost!” thus was complaining a man of mid thirties over the pressures in his day to day works to an elderly Well-wisher one day Evening….

The Well-wisher listened to him fully and said, “My dear! I understand that your friend Colleague was of much help to you and you should ever be grateful to such a Personality having come to your rescue in time.... And further, you cannot stop your own works too and you have to attend to them with all devotion…." the elderly paused for a while and continued...."But I have a question here…. How is that you, earlier could not do the so called your works in time and took help from this friend for that?  Had you been careful all along, this problem would not have come to you at all….”


“What are you talking, Sir? Where was the time for me to do all that?  Had my friend not supported me at that time…..”

“Dear! I understand that many times, works requiring more than 24 hrs would be with us and we cannot have an escape there other than completing them but there is equally a duty with us to finely segregate all works into the essential and non essential ones, attend to the essential ones on war footing and plan the non essential over a period of time so that their execution does not hamper with the essential.... Further to this, the distribution of all these works among the people responsible for doing them should be done in time and thus manage the affairs all along…. Instead here, you have taken up the whole on you at a time and thus when attempted doing the same, found impossible to do and the friend who was just on the scene looked like a Savior…. You instantly took his help like a drowning man in waters and came out of the situation…. My question here is….Why at all you came to a drowning stage through a neglect of your own proper planning and distribution of all these works?” 


While leaving the elderly smiled, patted the man and said, "Remember dear! God had given us exactly 24 hrs in a day not a little more nor less.... Here, we have to hasten else the time may run out but equally slow down so that we will have some time at our disposal.... This sure can be done, if we re-look once into the whole process of allocation Time and Resources.... Ultimately this is the only way with us....Doing both the actions in parallel continuously so that we 'DO' as well as 'RELAX' all the time!"

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Silent Noblest Wish....


The son was in Class 7th.... He had an option of speaking on a Subject in his Elocution Period.... He avoided giving his name.... The father came to know about that, straight away met his Class Teacher and included his name....

"I don't like giving a Speech in front of my friends!" pleaded the son....
"You should develop these Skills.... Avoiding is no solution here.... Select one of Topics given, prepare well and speak out!" ordered the dad.... The son murmured in himself....

He was in Class 9th.... He had to give his name for a Voluntary Service.... He avoided that.... The father came to know that, went to the School and straight way gave his name....

"I have to concentrate on my Studies... These come in my way!" said the son....
"Try manage both.... You should involve in such Works once in a way!" clarified the father saying indirectly that there was no go there.... The son was angry but kept quiet....

He was in his 12th Class.... He concentrated, wrote the Local Competitive Exam and was through.... The father made him apply for other Competition Exams too where he was eligible and write those Exams....

"Why all these when I am sure of my Local Exam?" asked the son....
"You should know what Competition is and better you write every one in front of you!" explained the father....
"This way, I am confused!" replied the son.... The dad kept quiet....

He had his selection of Job where in out of the two Local Posting he got, one had less Pay and 6 Month Training outside his City....

"This Company is better than the other even though they pay less initially and have Training away from Headquarters.... Select this one.... it is a good start in your Career!" said the father....
"When the other Company is paying more and their training is only for 3 months that too locally why all this unnecessary work? I want to join the second Company!" asserted the son...
"Do what I say.... There is good in that for you in the long run!" assured the dad....

The son moved out reluctantly for 6 months, had his Training and was posted back to his City... He was the happiest man on the first day of going for his Job.... The dad silently wished him the best.... He returned late in the evening quite tired and was resting in his room.... All the time he was silent.... The dad asked what had happened at his first day of Work....

The son said, "They showed my place, my computer and assigned me some Work... I had to continuously do that all the eight hrs till the last minute the Office closed except for Lunch and Tea Breaks.... That's all, nothing great!" said the son....

"Yes, dear! Relax now! You are at your best... All these days, my constant worry was to put you in this line which was never one day's Work... It's a total build up from scratch from the time you entered your School.... You might have resisted many times, but finally co-operated and joined in every activity I insisted.... Today, you are the Right Personality well prepared to take up in the coming days the turmoils, stress and strain and cut throat Competitions around you in your field of Work and Overall in your life too.... Your day One started today.... But no despair.... Relax, ask me what you want, have the best around you and rejuvenate yourself for a tomorrow's likely more difficult day in your job.... All the Best for you; well done!" said the father with a smile on his face and a pat on his son's back....

The son was speechless.... He was instantly takenover by an emotion when he saw the Eternal Love behind his father's every action that helped him become the fit person in life.... He mused silently....

"I promise you dad, I sure will do my best here, get laurels everywhere, turnout gold and keep up the silent wish of yours in your heart that I should be the best in my life.... And thank you dad, for this Priceless Contribution of yours for all these years towards me enabling me stand as the Right Individual in the Society!"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Almighty alone 'Takes Care' Ultimately!


"I believe in God but I believe in enjoying my life too simultaneously.... I further believe that, this life is sure for this expression alone.... Otherwise, why do our senses constantly crave for all this show around?  Actually, it's a sin to deny all this to our body and mind in the name of controlling.... My Motto is.... Enjoy the life as much as possible, see the best of everything and thus expand full and at the end of the day offer Prayers to the Almighty for a better tomorrow.... " said the host friend to the other three guests in an all relaxed way....

"Wherever I go, I'll have only two works with me.... Looking out for new Business Opportunities and visiting the Temples around.... Yes! I strongly believe that the Almighty sure takes care of everything, but I too have to do something in this life and not simply Praying to Him alone.... I see myself as a capable Entrepreneur and so why should I keep quite here? In fact, at the back of this zeal, one can sure turn out more in his / her business with further dedication.... I feel.... This is the best thing for me to do in this life!" said one of the guest friends stressing the importance making money in life....

"I am a man of Scientific Temper... I can't simply believe and accept... Better question everywhere in a rational way... Yes! I do believe in God and equally know that there are no explanations for certain Phenomenon happening in Nature but leaving this, I should not fold my hands and keep quite surrendering everywhere... In fact, my God alone expects me to establish what is right through this Research.... Let this Scientific spirit ever burn in me... And I'm sure this attitude alone truly finds out one day why the man suffers in this life...." said the second one who ever believed in seeing only Rationality in each and everything....

"I agree to what all you say... But I sincerely believe that the Almighty alone moves me and propels me to do what I like to do in this life.... With this understanding,  I first discharge all of my assigned Duties with me and at the end of the day, make an Offering of what all is seen as mine to Him through a Sincere Prayer and Total Surrender for ultimate Care.... Nothing else is interesting to me here this moment!" said the third one with all humility seen on his face.... 


"Oh!  It's our Lunch Time.... We totally forgot in our discussions.... The food is ready!" said the host leading his guest friends to the Dining Room....

As the four friends were getting up, all of a sudden they felt a violent shake of the surroundings and had to hold something nearby to avoid themselves falling.... A few items from the walls, from open cupboards and from other places instantly fell to the ground around.... The shake just lasted for a few seconds....

"Oh, my God! It's an Earthquake... How did it happened so suddenly?  It appears to be one of severe intensity.... We don't know what would have happened around... Now some after tremors may follow... What should we do now? God!  What would happen to us and to all those Plans of ours, if a second tremor is through?" cried out the three friends together totally not knowing their further destination....

The fourth one stabilized himself, quickly recounted on what had happened and said, "Dear! Friends.... Don't worry!  We are safe... The Almighty had taken care of us as the intensity of quake had surely stopped at this level... Let us first Offer our sincere Prayer to the Lord for limiting the damages and reducing the suffering.... This alone is the immediate action we have to do and further look out ourselves if we can extend a helping hand to the unfortunate sufferers of this tragedy through whatever means we can reach them in this time...." 

As the four moved to the Dining Table, they could hear in a low tone Srimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 Sloka 34 being recited on the distant loud speakers with meaning explained in parallel....

Man mana bhava mad bhakto mad yaji mam namaskuru
Mam evaisyasi yuktvaivam atmamam mat parayanah


'Be ever knowing me, be my devotee, worship me, offer respects (Pranaams) unto me; in this way completely dedicating your mind and body unto me, having me as the supreme goal, you will certainly reach me (attain Peace)!'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The 'Unpleasantness' around should never force me dilute my 'Responsibility!'

The Head of a family used to act in a particular way and the family members were questioning those actions repeatedly…..

“Why don’t you do in a way that would benefit us a little more? You follow everything to the root and it ultimately takes away even the little benefit we will be getting in the process….To say openly, you are not really helping us in this context!” were their comments.....

“I am not supposed to act in the way you are asking to me do…. If I do that way, finally there will be damage for certain section of individuals….That will take me as well as you no where beyond except temporarily keeping all of us mesmerized for a while…That’s all!" replied the Head....

“But, just because some where, some thing gets affected, why do you straight away deprive us of what we are rightly eligible to get from you?” asked a member a little annoyed….

The Head patted him, smiled and said, “My dear! You are right and I should never deprive you of what all you are supposed to get from me but only in a 'Right Way'…I am stressing the word…'The Right Way!’ This is a tricky word because each individual understands the meaning of the 'Right' in a different way…. But there is an Ascending order in this Understanding and the man of Higher Understanding is supposed to act with that Understanding alone which may look contradictory to the next man…. So, the next man thus may misunderstand him / her, but it is only temporary as ultimately there is good in such doings for every one…. Extending this Philosophy to the greatest point, the Great men of the Highest Understanding even left the family responsibilities in front to Meditate and thus do ‘good’ to the entire Universe and the world carries the Reverend Respects for Them even today….

While concluding the Head said with all firmness, “My dear all!   The Creator is ever watching me doing the required actions from me at a level of my own Understanding of the Truth.... I cannot deviate here and ultimately end up in doing a thankless job in the world and putting up a sorry face in front of the Almighty as I leave the world!”

Saturday, November 15, 2014

'Gone with the Wind'.... At One Stroke!


It was 1st Oct of the year..

On that day, the young man who was posted on Office Work to the far distant land away from his Native Place for a period of one year landed at the new place.. The next moment he noticed that he was well separated from his dear Home Town through thousands of miles across huge expansive oceans as the typical Homesickness Feeling overtook him.. Yes.. A dreaded feeling, if one truly experiences and that way in no time,  the young man was terribly homesick!  

He found nothing common at the new place to his usual day to day experiences of life.. 

  • The food was different, the taste was different, the items in the market were different, the language was different, people's habits were different, the heat, cold, dust, rain and the weather in general were different.. 

With the distance and cost of travel remaining high and at the back of the continuous work without any hope of getting leave from work, soon it was totally a gloomy situation for him except for the brief periods when a few friends of him were with him.. For a while, he was counseled by his friends and appeared to have recovered to some extent from it.. But something was still bothering him all the time.. Something seriously missing.. 


THE TOO MUCH LOVED FAMILIARITY!

Towards the Mid October, once the young man happened to visit a nearby Book Store just to spend some time.. There again he noticed that the books too were different except a few countable in number.. The subjects too were different and were never to his taste..

Moving thus as he went to a corner searching a lot for his choice, suddenly his attention was drawn towards something hanging on the wall there.. 


Yes! Finally he could see something exactly 1:1 what he had repeatedly seen, gone through, studied, argued on and was a Master of that for so many years.. 


THE UNIQUE PIECE OF WALL PAPER.. 
THE WORLD MAP!

That single Map suddenly brought a Great Feeling in the young man that he was never away from his Home.. The very Feeling was indeed a Big Boon to him and all of a sudden he found that he was totally freed from his vexed problem persisting till then.. With that Great Recovery feeling, he instantly started seeing a few other common things which he failed to notice till then..

  • 'Yes!  Here, the People too are basically one and the same with the same type of physiques, the same feelings of pleasure and pain and the same expressions and requirements with them..
  • The Nature around is the same with the clouds, waters, air, hills, vegetation around with so many common entities that can never be off from the scene..
  • The weather might have been seen as different, but the words heat, cold, rain, lightening, thunders, wind convey the same known meaning only..

Then THAT VERY MUCH LOVED FAMILIARITY is intact in the New Place if seen in the Right perspective.. Then where is the crippling terrible Home sickness now?'  

That night the young man had a lengthy heart felt conversations with his friends on site and telephonic calls with his near and dear ones at distance and as he was returning to bed for a restful sleep which was a dream till the other day, he noticed himself unknowingly whistling aloud..


The piece of World Map purchased and brought home by the young man with all Reverence and Respect and positioned in his bed room hanging to the wall was silently conveying the Eternal Message of the ever existing 'ONENESS' amidst the countless dividing tendencies with the human beings!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The 'Funny Part' of a 'Sophistication' highly acclaimed!


A Service Provider advertised thus…. “Apart from our Sophisticated Systems delivering to you every bit of fineness, we are equally looking at how to address in a dedicated way all the breakdowns and rectification problems that would be coming up with time so that along with the Sophistication, our Customers are very much attended to for timely rectifications of the defects and they are not kept waiting unnecessarily or kept in darkness not knowing when the fault would be rectified….

In this context, we are coming out with an Innovative Plan where in a dedicated Complaint receiving, progressing the rectification work keeping very much the time element in picture and closing the complaint request after the rectification in a systematic way form the key Elements of the Plan!”

The Customers were happy with what all was promised…. Further, to their surprise, they quickly noticed that not only the promise, the practice too was instantly ‘ON’ without a bit deviation from what was promised…. ‘Yes! The Best System with us!’, they thought….

That day, when a Customer had a breakdown in his System, he immediately took his phone and by dialing an easily remembered number, a single ring guided him in no time, thru’ the whole process of booking the Complaint with a polite ‘Thank You’ in the end…. As the man very much waited for a faster rectification, to his own surprise in an hr’s time, the System was back to normal…. The man was truly thrilled….

Two days passed…. On the third day again there was a break down and he quickly registered his Complaint….

In an hr’s time, a Message was there on his Phone and in his Mail box…. ”Your complaint is registered…. The Reference No is (very long number)…….. The Status is …’Work is in Progress!’”

He was very happy and for a while, whenever he rang up to know what had happened, The Message repeated…. And the problem too continued….

The same day evening, another Message was received on his Phone and in his Mail box…. “Your Complaint has been assigned to Mr……. and our Service Man will do the needful…. Please relax!”

The problem continued the next day too and the Message repeated whenever he rang up to know the status….

On the third day, a new Message was there with him…. ‘The Service Man had noted the defect in the System which can be rectified from our end itself…. Please relax and your System will soon be alright….”

The same day evening, the new Message received was…. “The defect against your Complaint No……… is rectified and the Complaint is closed…. Your System works without a problem now!”

He was about take the matter to the concerned Official when a new Message was received on his Phone and in his Mail box….”Your Complaint is registered…. The Reference No is ….. ….The Status is…. Work is in Progress!”

(If you read carefully, the funny part of the whole process can be seen in no time as the entire ‘Messaging Process’ was lagging behind by three days, without reference to when the ‘Rectification’ was done and in that urgency, the long ‘Reference Numbers’ could truly be not referred…. And the second Rectification here needed more time!)

Monday, November 10, 2014

'Work Priorities' in no time set right all that 'Simmering Unrest!'!


A casual talk among five Colleagues at a Party that Sunday Evening….

“That place is very much quake prone…. How much tension it is if you know that the earth below can shake at any time? I don’t like such places at all!”

“If you ask me more than quakes, cyclones scare me a lot…. I can’t think of living in such places, we don’t know when the sea can rise and come on to the land followed by high speed winds…. "

“Actually, flooding is the one that haunts me a lot…. I know in some areas, even little rain is enough…. Sheets of water on roads and into the houses…. "

“Actually, extreme hot places are a real problem…. Some places are so hot, dry and dusty in summer, you cannot come out almost for the whole day…. ”

“You mentioned…. More than heat, cold scares me a lot…. When it snows in hilly areas, suddenly so much snow fall completely cutting off all vehicular movements till help reaches or snow melts....”

The next day morning the Brief given by the Boss to the five in his Chamber….

“Gentlemen! A good News for all of us…. Our Company had unveiled its ambitious Plan to expand its Business in five new areas on the Globe where we can establish, tap the potential, create demand and thus build a strong Customer Base in the coming days…. Necessary Permissions to do our Business in these areas have been obtained from the concerned Authorities…. 

Our Chief wants you five Seniors to be assigned with the Preliminary task of spreading our Company’s message among the locals there…. In this context, you have to temporarily relocate yourself to these areas…. It goes a minimum of two years to establish and tap the potential fully.... We will add some more members to the Team in the coming days…. 

You can choose yourselves among these Places but these five places have one or the other extreme weather conditions…. But don’t worry, people are living there for Centuries enjoying the exclusive Benefits which Mother Nature bestows on them liberally which we miss very much…. It's time we too be in communication with Nature by living in these Places for sometime  and this is a Golden Chance in that context....

Please take charge of the things immediately and plan yourself to move to the new Places in a fortnight!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Love is nothing but 'Action;' devoid of that is forever, a 'Careful Action' only!



The young men were too ambitious to take care of the Little One of 8 Months when the Mother was just away.... That time was the feeding time for the baby with solid food and the young men decided to do that job in the best way.... 

One man made the Little one sit with him well dressed....
Another one kept his Eating Plate clean and ready....
The third brought the soft cooked Cereal mixed with curd....

When they readied everything, they found no spoon with them to feed the Baby.... And, the fourth one ran to get the silver spoon which was specially kept for the child....

The Little one waited till that time.... He was not knowing that he had to wait for his food.... The food in front was great for him.... The Little mind knew only that some one would get it nearer to him.... When that not did take place, the hunger ruled in no time and the child started crying aloud....

The youngsters were quite perplexed with child's cry and were hastening up the process of searching his silver spoon and finally one of them shouted, "Get some spoon.... The baby is crying!"

Before that man could do that, the Mom having heard the feeble cry of her Young One from a distance instantly ran to him, grabbed the food in the plate with her hand and just fed the baby for the moment.... It was almost a lightening fast instantaneous action.... The Child just started eating what his Mom gave him and the next moment he was smiling at her....

Seeing that, an Elderly of the family remarked.... "Dear Boys! All your magic and show is nothing in appeasing the child compared to what his Mom does for him.... And nothing else can replace that very Sacred Action in this world.... The Love behind never looks at the procedures.... It simply acts and fulfills the requirement of Nature in total.... And there alone lies the True Safety and Development of the Child.... All said and done the rest whatever be, are always inferior to this Number one Natural Expression around us!"

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Something.... 'Worthy of Listening!'


The Great Man was told he was freed because of no fault of Him and out of consideration and respect for His honest living…. "What is the use? The very Problem for which I am protesting remains as is…. I am not happy with this freedom given to me…. Rather, I would very much like to be constrained for the Cause!" He said! Truly, an Example of self Denial…..

On another occasion, He came to know that the Roommate of Him was active with his unethical activities in his absence…. On a tipoff, one day He straight away went to the Room, caught the Roommate red handed and said, “This moment, leave my Room and go…. Else I am going to the concerned Authorities for necessary action!” When the friend threatened to malign His name if He did that, the Great Man said very firmly…"Do what you want…. I don’t intervene…. But you can never be with me doing these unethical activities!" Sure an Exemplary Act of self Cleansing…..

On a third occasion, when He came to know that one of His associates was planning to end Him, one day late night the Great Personality went to his house with a dagger and said, “I came know that you wanted to end me as you did not like my activities…. I don't want this to continue…. Here, I am in front of you, this is the weapon with me and you can end me this moment…. I never informed any one on this and no one knows that I came here!” Finally, The Ultimate Act of self Sacrifice….

The Great Personalities forever are Great and Worthy of Worship as They constantly aimed Themselves going up the Ladder of self Denial, self Cleansing and reach the Ultimate Stage of self Sacrifice where no Fear and Pain strike Them even a bit.... And the very Great Men of the Earth expected me too to do something well feasible by me at my own level in this direction of questioning the ‘self’ instead of forever running after the so called ‘self gratification’ alone all the time thus never caring for a True Improvement of my own 'Personality' in this life!


Isn't it worth listening?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

'Effects' of Taking Life 'Easy'....


###  A man cleaned his house in full and disposed off a huge amount of waste, excess, not useful and a few dangerous items into the Central Community Dustbin, wiped the house with good Cleansing Agent and dried up the floors…. Soon the house was shining with extreme neatness and order with a beautiful Odor of freshness….

In the afternoon after Lunch, he decided to lie down and take rest for a while…. “Let me open the windows so that fresh air comes in!” thinking thus he opened the windows and rested on his bed….

After some time, he started sensing a strange smell in the room which slowly intensified…. Soon, it was a bit unpleasant….

As he was thinking of the reason for the same, he instantly heard some one saying a bit louder outside…. “Aahh! My foot…. It’s bleeding! Damn the man who threw it out and washed off his hands! I don’t know when this waste rotting in this dust bin will be cleared…. It’s there for the past 3 days and is overflowing….. Morning wind had just blown off part of this along with these small, small items on to road and this one straight away got under my foot….”

###  A man had a small (never say small) bad habit of pilfering a few items from the Shop where he worked day and night….

And in time, he became conscious of his own doing….

“If I continuously do this in this way, soon my Owner would come to know about this in some fashion because he too is keeping a watch on me…. So better I switch over to another innovative method of syphoning off these items!”

Thinking thus, he quickly adapted a new method of pilfering for some more time…. Again there was no go and he had to change his method….

Thus the man continued with a few different methods of pilfering over a period of time but finally the Owner too became quite smart and on one fine day straight away caught him red handed…. Finally, the man’s tricks ended forever and he was handed over to the Authorities for necessary action….

He was murmuring in himself aloud, “If only had I thought of an extreme meticulous fool proof plan of lifting the items from the beginning, I would have never ended up like this for a life time!”

A wise man around hearing this, remarked, “If only, had you thought of being honest on your Job from the beginning, you would have sure never ended up like this for a life time!”

Saturday, November 1, 2014

                


HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2014!

What else can one call that other than 'True Innocence'..... 

When whatever Name given is gracefully taken,  whatever food given is simply eaten saying, 'Yummy!', which ever language spoken in front is taken as own and whatever habits taught are simply followed without expressing a single doubt on all that....
When the difference between 'Good' and 'Bad' could never be perceived, simply smiles even at the thief who comes to rob own living house….
When the costliest toy was given, not inspired by that contrary to the expectations of others quickly looks around and soon notices the opened Carton Box of the toy lying to a side, instantly fascinated by the size and color of it, happily picks it up and starts waving the same to and fro in air out of an explained joy….
When moved from one Area to an entirely different Area due to family relocation, instantly adapts to the new surroundings and becomes totally happy in seconds….
Whatever said and done by the Parent is simply taken as the True Reference of Living and further to that forms the entire Personality based on that alone without raising a single question / doubt in that direction….

Friday, October 31, 2014

The ‘Fallacy’ behind the ‘High Level Preaching!’


It was Sunday mid morning hrs…. The three friends were together at the man’s Residence….

“If I look back at the Properties and Financial Assets I made so far, the quantum seems to be enormous…. I wonder a few times, can I really make at least 25% use of these in my life? It appears never in the way our life goes on…. We generally never spend in our active days on ourselves any decent amount and thus enjoy our life…. Instead, I am finding that I always give reasons saying…. ‘This is a waste, that is a waste, there is no use of this, no use of that….' What all not? Then what is the ultimate use of all these items and wealth around me? There is sure a day with us when we have to go from this world without taking one single item or a single Rupee with us….

You may say…. What we leave here will be used by our children, but here too I see a limit to that…. Actually, they don't need so much of all these…. In my case, a 50% of what I have now is a sumptuous amount for them as they are already well placed in their life…. So I decided on one Plan for this life….

Roughly about 25% of all of my finances, I start spending on myself in a liberal way and about 25% would in a matter of time, be given away in various Charities thru' systematic planning….

For this, I already thought of one meticulous Plan…. Since these amounts are any how required for living too and equally to meet certain exigencies, The right way here would be….

5% will be donated to certain Charitable Institutions when I turn 60….

Another 5% when I touch 65…

10% lump sum will be spent for a Great Cause around 70 yrs of my age….

A 5% amount will spent at the age of 75 yrs to have the ultimate mental satisfaction….

Any how the left out 50%, which is still a sizable amount will go to my children as inheritance….

And I very much firmed up on this Plan; that’s all…. Here after, there is no point in going after these wealths endlessly….

Oh! It’s already 12 o'clock…. Let’s have our Lunch now…. Sorry, I didn’t make any elaborate preparations for today’s lunch…. A simple meal…. You will wonder…. Consuming simple food is healthy and quite nourishing and well fits our pockets too…. Why unnecessarily feed this body with so many dishes? OK! Let’s finish it quickly and take rest for a while!”

The door bell rang, the man immediately got up and went out to attend to the call and subsequently his voice was heard talking a bit louder…. 

“What man! Your due as I calculated comes to Rs 156 only…. I don't understand how you claim Rs 180 here? Yeah! I understand it now…. You added up the costs of that day too when Your service was not there…. But I ask you…. Why should we pay for that? Further I tell you, it’s not only for the days I have to deduct when there was no Service, but proportionately on the other days too as per the Quality of Service which was below the acceptable level…….”

“Hello…. Hi! Who are you and what are you doing here? We are not here to just to distribute monies whenever you ask…. Why can't you people find some job and earn your livelihood instead of simply stretching out hands whenever you see a better man? When do you people learn……….?”

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's never a 'ONETIME' decision!


The man in his late thirties….

“Of late, the life had become average for me….. In the beginning, I thought that my Degree is the best, my Job is the highest paid and I can do many things with those Earnings…. But with time, I noticed a gradual change….. My Job payments have averaged out, the Responsibilities had increased, the Career Growth was not that fast as expected and equally the Inflation Levels touched high with no Proportionate Compensation in Wages…. And thus my Living Level gradually had comedown and settled at an average…. With this back ground, the City life had become costly and making a Home here had really become a dream…. I am thinking of one thing….

I’ll go back to my Native town after my retirement and live my retired life happily in our huge ancestral home…. With the limited incomes, I can easily manage my living in hometown as the Living Costs are quite less there…. Let the children stay in their own areas….Any how, they will have their own choices….

Yes! This is final and is going to be my life time decision; that’s all!”

And that man in his early fifties….

“All of a sudden, I am getting a good price for my ancestral home…. It’s better sell off such a Property and buy whatever accommodation comes in the City for that money…. You see….Over years, I am accustomed to the Customs and Cultures of this environment…. My friends, if I really look at, all are here only…. My children too who are now in their twenties have totally grown up in this environment and never want to go back to our Home town…. They say that this is only their Hometown having lived all these years in this place…. And I too agree with that…. I am thinking of one thing….

I’ll quickly make some deal and buy a medium sized house here with the money I get in disposing off my ancestral Home…. If I go out of the City, cheaper Properties sure will be available…..

Yes! This is final and is going to be my life time decision; that’s all!”

And the same man in his late sixties….

“We are aged now and we cannot live alone unless some one is with us…. The children are at far off places and in case of emergency, it is really difficult to reach them out…. They are often asking us to be with them or nearer to them by ourselves still living independently…. I am thinking of one thing….

I’ll sell off this my house in the City for a good price, keep some extra finances for my retired life and with the remaining money take a small Flat nearer to children’s area…. I think, I’ll be able to do that easily…. Thus we all will be independent but equally would be nearer to each other….

Yes! This is final and is going to be my life time decision; that’s all!”

Friday, October 24, 2014

The ever existing 'Duel Duties' with me, very often 'Forgotten / Bypassed!'



A man was conversing with his friend freely for a while but all of a sudden noticed that his friend seemed to comment on him in a way which he never liked.... He felt bad and was helpless for a while.... "How can a close friend of mine talk like that? I am confused!" he thought....

As he was on his Evening Walk that day, he heard the first two Slokas of Srimad Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 9) being Recited on the distant Loud Speakers followed by certain Explanation of the same....

Sri Bhagavan Uvaacha

## Idam tu te guhyatamam pravakshyaamyanasooyave;
Jnaanam vijnaanasahitam yajjnaatwaa mokshyase’ shubhaat.
## raja vidya raja guhyampavitram idam uttamam
pratyaksvagamam dharmyam susukham kartamayayam


The Blessed Lord said

** I shall now declare to you who does not argue, this secret of all secrets, the knowledge of self realization... Having known this, you will be freed from evil....
** This is the kingly science, the supreme purifier, realizable by direct intuitional knowledge of any one, according to righteousness very easy to do and never perishable....


The Commentator continued.... "Thus stressing the importance of the Level of Listener in a Conversation, Lord Krishna conveyed the most Secret of all Secrets, the Supreme Gita Knowledge to Prince Arjuna alone....

Through this Message, we understand that we too should not converse freely with one whose Personality Level does not carry the Respect we require/expect in the Relation.... This becomes really an important Parameter, when we interact with any one around us…. And it is ever my Duty to hold certain sensitive matters of mine away from such a man and they should forever remain truly a secret as for as he is concerned….

Equally when we are talking of anyone, we should be conscious of the relation we maintain with him and accordingly alone should proceed…. Many times it is the Closeness Level, Age difference, Experience, Responsibilities, Defined Relation and Future would be Ties / Interactions that should limit us in talking freely of the other man…. If a man is totally unconnected, almost a stranger and there is a 100% chance that he would never be in relation to us in future in any fashion, then alone we can talk as per our own certain freedom and willingness of course once again to say, never to the hurt level of the other man at any time!"