Sunday, October 22, 2017

LET ME NOT STOP AT THIS 'NINE POINT' FORMULA!

The prosperous man was happily narrating about his discipline that helped him a lot in his work as well as in general in his life to a group of ardent listeners..

“I take all necessary precautions well in advance. I feel that they are a must. If we cultivate this culture, many perils/slips can be very easily avoided in our day to day life. That discipline includes

  • Keeping up time everywhere, 
  • Noting down in diaries the commitments and 
  • Learning at every step continuously!
Next, I try to manage all the issues well. You see, human emotions are funny. What you think is possible in a way exactly comes to a halt when the person involved shows resistance unknowingly. So my discipline here includes
  • Predicting that attitude in time,
  • Thinking of the best ways of rewarding the man at work thru' certain recognition and money and 
  • Implementing the same with final care to see that the motivated man turns out to be life long your man!
The last is.. In spite of these two having been taken care, still matters do not move by themselves unless followed up well in time. So the third activity viz., continuous follow-up is a must in our life and I do that day and night without a stop. I feel that a good follow-up sooner or later
  • Wakes up the half sleepy, 
  • Nips in bud the relaxing tendencies and 
  • Systematically weeds out the unwanted! 
These are the nine entities I depend upon continuously for obtaining the best results and progressing in the right direction. I advise you all too to pick up the whole of this discipline to do the ultimate in your jobs and in general in your life!"

An elderly, a man of wisdom who was listening to the the man's talk for a while gently asked him with a smile,

“My dear! Have you forgotten one more discipline to be followed by you in this scenario?”

The man shot back a bit impatiently,

“What's that, Sir?"

"Living with a humble feeling all along to the extent possible that
  • All these activities in the end.. I've to leave and go,
  • There's Greater Force in the Universe which moves in It's own direction over which I've absolutely no control and
  • Ultimately we are all one as many of our familiar traits we normally do not notice are common to all of us!
Include this extra discipline too in your daily routine along with what you have said then I'm sure

You would be the total personality the Almighty ever expects you to live on the earth the ultimate purpose of that living not known at this point of time!"

Keywords: total, personality

Saturday, October 21, 2017

THE 'MANY FACES' OF A 'SINGLE' ORIGINAL!

Long ago there was an ‘Original Expertise’ around..

  • People were into it, 
  • True experts were in news and 
  • The followers too were true lovers of being into that field of expertise at various gradations!
And time moved on and brought its own great changes..

The followers increased in numbers but the experts making a living out of the expertise too increased but only in a disproportionate way. Soon it was a situation of

Many mouths to feed!

No doubt, the resources were limited but a few who had less expertise and more smartness suddenly became active in the field..

In no time, serious thoughts and plans were on the anvil. When such a mushrooming takes place around any field 2 distinct things sure happen..

‘Dilution’ and ‘Different ways of saying the same!’

So slowly many boards started appearing..

  • The Super Expertise.. Nothing to beat it! 
  • The Extra Ordinary Expertise.. You can never believe! 
  • The Novel Expertise.. From the very roots! 
  • The Unique Expertise.. A life time experience! 
Soon people were slowly dragged to gather around the places of

‘The once upon a time single expertise’

talked under different

  • Names, 
  • Titles, 
  • Medals and
  • Propaganda

showing extra interest finally culminating into a state of living around with

What all was not there in the Original Expertise

and

What all was not needed for the Original Expression!

As the pay master was thus ultimately mesmerized to be happy with that in front nothing could stop the momentum gained in the process with the fortune makers shining all along, of course none knowing the ultimate destination of the upsurge!

Keywords: Original, Expertise

Friday, October 20, 2017

ULTIMATELY WHEN IT BECOMES INEVITABLE..

The Saying may go that marriages are made in heaven but most of the time the actual married life is be physically lived on earth with lots of turmoil a few times making it feel like hell and

The idea of divorce surfaces!

Before marriage, friendship and wooing may look like a honeymoon experience but after marriage they definitely have to face the blazing sun and withstand and when the heat goes up beyond a limit

The idea of divorce surfaces!

Familiarity is forced to breed contempt in every married life as the parties are too familiar with each and everything known 100% and it needs great patience and perseverance from both the parties to keep up this contempt at simmering levels ever thru' doing good and in spite of such good care too, when certain rift takes birth and starts growing endlessly

The idea of divorce surfaces!

When marriage thus becomes a greater pain and separation thru' legal divorce looks inevitable, it should ever be remembered that that has its own problems hitherto never imagined where in a lot of attention alone can safeguard ultimately the interests of both the partners..

And with birth of children in such a married life eternally smeared with unending rift tendencies, it's ever wisdom that certain additional factors are taken care of before reaching the separation agreements..

Here both the partners and the well-wishers on either side should be aware of the needs of growing children both physical and psychological and take such timely decisions wherein that growth and development are never hampered like..

  • Children respond to love alone and nothing less and that love is nothing but paying the right attention towards them.. 
That attention from two ever out weighs that received from one unless doubled!
  • No rational behavior is expected from children up to a certain age and the parents alone can support them there thru' extended patience at the back of their unending love..
Anything less here is forever a deficiency only!
  • The parents alone together give a certain personality to their children.. 
Without max of that we often grow up violent and insecure individuals ultimately!
  • Child care is a 24 hr task till they grow to a certain age and.. 
Two on sharing basis can sure support this better!
  • Children continuously believe and observe as they grow.. They never forget even a small response from whom they interact and it's very much stored and works to perfection..
True love in abundance definitely becomes an asset in such a scenario!
  • Children never expect pity from others; instead no attention for a while is better.. Further, they expect continuous attention from one individual; never want attention daily from different individuals..
Any rift in the relationship of the parents sure creates a problem in fulfilling this requirement!
  • Children expect no help in all issues where no danger is sensed; instead they start exploring the issues in front.. 
A sincere vigilance from both the parents leaving them to their full freedom becomes a big asset in such scenario!
  • Child care beyond health and safety involves instilling certain confidence in the minds of the Little Ones.. Children learn max in the early years of childhood and beyond it becomes mostly repeating and copying only.. 
Such a confidence is ever doubled when the parents originally carry mutual respect for each other and have max confidence in each other!
  • Finally to say.. As we sow, we reap! If I am honest to core and do all my activities accordingly, my child too sure copies that.. 
In a troubled situation with rift tendencies, how much these honest behaviors from the aggressive party side survive is ever doubt!

The Post is written in line with the week's IndiSpire prompt Divorce affects the social, mental and physical health of a Child. Agree or disagree? #divorce

Keywords: marriage, separation, children

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SURE, NO PAINS.. NO GAINS!

That evening, the child along with his mom and grandpa entered the Toy Shop. Soon the Little One was on his favorite toy cars there..

"I want that car!"

He said.. The daughter smiled and said,

"They won't allow it on our flight back home. For a month of our stay here the cost is too much.. Later it becomes a waste!"

"Next year I come, I'll play!"

"By that time, you become big.. You'll not play with this.. Pick up another toy!"

"No I want it.. Grandpa can we buy this?"

The grandpa remained silent.. The daughter said firmly..

"Dad.. Let's go to the next store. There he'll find something interesting!"

"Dear! We can't snub the interests of the child. As caretakers and well-wishers, we've a role to genuinely look into our boy's timely needs and help him in fulfilling them to the best of our abilities!"


The elderly man said..

"But how can we do that here? After all our monies too are precious!"

"Dear! When I say thus, I never mean saying don't care for your money.. I saw in the Mall in the Central Area having these cars rented out for children to run in their premises for a small amount.. Let's go there!"

Soon the mom and grandpa convinced the Little One on that with a promise to him that they would be going there immediately and the car would be given to the boy!

"I'll buy and bring it home.. At home I want play!"

The Little One said firmly.

In 15 minuets time, the 3 were in the Mall area where different cars in different colors were seen going round. Seeing them, the Little one's eyes brightened.

"I want that car.. Let's buy that!"


He said. The grandpa talked to the In-charge boy and requested him to help riding the child for a while. Then he looked at the Little One and said,

"Dear! You've to learn the car operation.. Don't you like to learn?"

"Yes.. I want!"

"That you can't do it yourself at home.. This uncle will help you.. So sit in the car for 10 minutes and learn all that!"

Soon the Little One was into those activities.. 10 minutes passed, the boy had to vacate the car..

"Dear! I want you learn different cars.. The next car will be with you in 5 mts when the present riding boy vacates.. We've to wait!"

5 minutes passed and the next car was with the child.. Again for the next 10 minutes the boy was in his own world..

Next, the child got into the 3rd and 4th cars successively each looking different and rode them screaming aloud.. By that time, the 1st car was again ready for him.

"Learn and practice more!"

Said the grandpa..

2 hrs passed thus and the Mall crowd started thinning out with the closing time being one hr. Just in time, the grandpa took another initiative. He approached the In-charge boy and said,

"Can you give now the first car to our boy till the Mall closes? I'll pay a fixed charge!"

The In-charge boy instantly agreed for that and soon the Little One started going round continuously in the car. By that time everyone felt hungry.. The grandpa asked,

"Dear! Do you like to have your favorite ice cream? I'll get it for you!"

The child nodded his head and the old man soon headed towards the boy's favorite Ice Cream Shop leaving him with his mom.

Just before it was the closing time for the car ride, he emerged on the scene with boy's favorite delicacy and seeing him from distance, the boy left his car and ran towards his cone..

In no time, he was all into the action of licking his tastiest piece of cone well satisfied with the extended car ride he had..

  • "Our boy is fully charged now with renewed energy. His strong wish of owning the car had melted out silently under the unending rides he had in all types of cars along with his favorite ice cream towards the end..
  • No doubt, it cost me a bit with ride rate minutes wise and fixed but those amounts together in few hundreds are well within our limits of spending towards our child's happiness and mental well-being compared to the few thousands of owning the toy car without using it much except that we almost spent 3 hrs here spreading over our energies for such a good cause.. Anyhow ultimately the Saying goes.. 
No Pains No Gains!

And sure we got our gain here..

One 100% of our boy's confidence that we take care of him well!"


Said the elderly man while alighting at home the 3 wheeler they hired on return the Little Boy giving a pose with a beaming face at the end of the day!


Keywords: child, growth, play, money, time, energy

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HAPPY DIWALI!

No doubt it's the answer from Lord Krishna 
thru' 
Slokas 55 and 56, 
Chapter II 
Srimad Bhagavad Gita 
to a query from Prince Arjuna on who the 
Man of Steady Wisdom 
is..

'prajahaati yadaa kaamaan
sarvaan partha manogataan;
aatmanyevaatmanaa tushtah
 sthitaprajnastadochyate!'

'duhkheshwanudwignamanaah 
sukheshuvigatasprihah;
Veetaragabhayakrodhah 
sthitadheer munir uchyate'

'Casting off the desires of mind
Satisfied in the Self alone, 
not shaken by adversity, 
not hankering after pleasures 
freed from attachment, fear and anger 
exists
the sage of steady wisdom!'

But 
That Sacred Message 
equally binds me thru'
A SINGLE DISCIPLINE
in my life..

'Refraining max from the wild ways of living
Involve actively in your responsibilities with a
Giving attitude explicitly seen everywhere and thus
Hold the bridle firmly readying yourself to
Take whatever comes in the process!'

With the Sacred Word 
'RIGHT'
very much imprinted on it!"

Let me.. 
With no recourse straight away 
lighten up this single discipline in me 
on this 
Diwali, 
The Festival of Lights 
and 
Start spreading goodness everywhere!

The Post is written in line with the
IndiSpire prompt

Keyword:
RIGHT

Monday, October 16, 2017

SURE.. ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD!

No doubt he was the No 1 genius of the town 
He wanted his son too to be in that line 
But the son in no time turned out to be a misfit amidst similar genius personalities.. 

The No 1 genius soon went out of ethics.
Used his clout to forcibly turn a simpleton into a genius. 
Thus remained for a while a clown amidst the genius personalities.. 

But life can never continue thus. 
A clown too has own personality of original expression 
And that personality sure prompts one to be something in life..

Thus, the misfit soon started excelling in his own area 
Not talked of much and never carried a big weight on it's head.
As more energies had gone in that direction forcibly living amidst genius members, he soon became a double clown there.. 

And one day some one remarked beyond 
"What a blockhead is born to a genius.. 
Sure the effect of the dad's past deeds!"
with every one talking on that very quickly as the dad was too famous..

But the Almighty's Scales ever balance. 
And here the genius and simpleton too could never crossover the effect of their live deeds in their life.. 

With the son not getting a bit hurt with that talk he remaining serene and calm with nil publicity
and 
The dad's heart broken into pieces with sharp words thrown at him at the fag end of his life and he becoming totally a lost person with his intact name and fame ultimately turning against him alone!

The Post is written in line with the Indispire Prompt 

Keywords: 
genius, simpleton

THE EVER ADVOCATED 'BEST DISCIPLINE' OF OUR LIFE!

A family and friends visited a distant place of tourist importance where
  • Issues were better controlled, 
  • Systems worked the best, 
  • Order prevailed everywhere and 
  • People respected rules and regulations to core..
The younger ones of the family were soon in their own excitement..
  • “This place, I love a lot. See! Nothing fails here at any point of time. Once my car broke down in the mid of an isolated place when there was incessant snowing. I thought, I was gone for the night. In less than half hr of my SOS call, help came and shifted me to a safe place. Subsequently my car too followed!”
  • “Yeah! You are right. It works here so well. I once lost my way at midnight and just asked the help. So perfect the system works.. I close my eyes too, I would reach home. I had no trouble of getting back!”
  • “Not that alone.. I once, camped in a forest area. I was afraid that those systems around may not work there and I may be in danger. But to my surprise, everything was taken care so well and I was safe from all the angles. Where else do we get this type of safety?”
“Yes! Yes! No doubt in that. OK! Let's move on.. We are here to see the place! Now, let's get on to the high rock there which extends into the sands below.. From bottom we will have our pictures clicked. You'll never get this landscape anywhere. But let's not go beyond the safe zone marked. I am seeing the limiting fence around. It looks great! Let's climb to that point.

Such a beautiful picturesque spot in such safe surroundings!”

The elderly in the family spoke soft..

"My dear Boys!

The area around might have been well regulated through rules and regulations in force but they are all still man made only and fate sometimes will not listen to all these..


The danger may lurk in a corner as the rocks are steep and slippery..

There, sometimes all the machinery around may be of no use once the mishap of serious nature occurs and all systems around may instantly become redundant..

Thus seen, the best discipline to be followed in life at all times and in all places is..

  • Be alert, 
  • Exercise the best care and 
  • Take all precautions
At the back of a Sincere Prayer to the Almighty for Ultimate Take Care..

Om trayambakam yajamahe sugandhim pustivardhanam
urvarukamiva bhandhananmrtyormuksiya mamrtat!"


Keyword: fate

Friday, October 13, 2017

THE REAL MISCHIEF MAKER!

Oh! My Belief.. 
You, 
My Personal Faith 
In what I observe around and what I experience forthwith..

From childhood, as I started observing/experiencing, you conveniently captured me making me compare each of my experiences with yourself.. 
You thus made me constantly oscillate between the 
'Good’ and ‘Bad’ 
and the 
‘Right’ and ‘Wrong!’

Having so coolly done that, you made me divide people saying 
‘My Person’ and ‘Not My Person’ 
and further forced me to
'Like My Person' and ‘Dislike Not Mine!’
In time, this duality with me had gone beyond ultimately making me 
'Embrace My Person to my Bosom' 
and 
'Hate That Not Mine to the Root!'

I'm lucky I could catch you today, you 
'The Rotten Monotony'
by my side..
Thru' the dawn of certain wisdom in me that assured me see 
'The Better of Me' 
become aware to 
‘The Truth at Every Instance’ 
to the extent possible, accordingly firm up and act! 

Yes.. I understand that here alone lies 
my strength, steadfastness and a great wish to explore 
'The World of Truth’
around me rather than be caught and carried away by the glimpses of pleasures you showed to trap me eternally!

No doubt, you are not an easy enemy to tackle with as the tackling personality me, myself is part and parcel of you if not the whole, depending on the level of my own elevation in 
'The Path of Higher Understanding..' 

Still.. No problem, you continue your tricks on me I continue to be more vigilant, ready myself take some blame and attack from the world which is inevitable in the process but never leave
‘My Truthful Path’
and 
‘The Path Laid out by The Great Personalities'
of the world.. 

It's sure no easy job for me here but this life is worth experimenting thru' this 
'Vibrant New’
rather than going round and round thru' 
'The Rotten Routine’ 
you propose every moment with no respite from carrying the burden of pleasant experiences on my back adding bits and pieces thru' my interactions with the world.. 

The glitter and glamour of which constantly mesmerizing me but 
Instantly vanishing from the scene exactly when needed!"

The Post is written in line with this week's 
IndiSpire Prompt

Keyword:
BELIEF

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

THE 'IN' AND 'OUT' OF THE SENIORITY AT WORK!

“Sir! Being a senior member at work, I'm not compensated properly by my Company in respect of my promotion/s and salary. I'm straight away put down. I feel really sad. How can my management do this so ruthlessly to me by not giving due weight-age to my seniority in the Organization?"

"Dear! I understand your problem and I too wish that your management should have taken care of you properly in giving timely promotion/s..

When we look at the importance of seniority in service, it is instantly evident that the employee at work over years of service

  • Becomes an expert in the related skills of his/her field and thus automatically would know the ‘IN’ and ‘OUT’ of my work.. 
  • Further to that, he/she also matures himself/herself in the general management of day to day issues at and around in the work area.. 
  • And in general, a sort of maturity in life too joins all that in the back ground..
The above 3 together is called

'The Seniority in Service' in the Employment Arena!

This seniority, has it's own value at work and continues to enjoy all the support and benefits in the work area provided..
  • The employee is honest at his/her work, exerts without hesitation and follows all the rules and regulations to core as..
Dishonesty in no time brings down the best stage performer too..
  • The employee does not suffer from any serious disabilities or health problems like 
A Senior Caterer of a Catering Service when attacked by severe cold too is forced to keep off from active serving and if the cold becomes chronic, may have to be out of catering service itself..
  • He/she is not too much out-dated in his/her's skills as in such cases the new entrants become more useful in the same job like
An old Potter having no job amidst the use of coolers..

At the backdrop of such a work life, one's seniority carries its respect and value in the Organization and will generally be compensated well in all such cases..

It's unfortunate that your Management is delinquent in this aspect in spite of you being satisfying all the above conditions at your employment but beyond a point they too are not at fault because..
  • It's the concept of free enterprise every where in the field of employment except in few services and certain specific appointments and the employer out of own freedom can still choose some one else for his/her work in your place but 
Here you too have a 100% chance to continue with your present employer or not. Your contract of appointment can just be closed with the issue of a certain notice period from either side as per the terms and conditions of your appointment and you can take up similar senior position in the contemporary organization/s at the back of your rich work experience..

Why are you not thinking on these lines if you really want to give true regard and value to your senior status?"

Keywords:
senioriy, work

Monday, October 9, 2017

WHAT'S TRULY 'NEW?'


On a holiday tour to the most exotic place on the earth..

"Oh! My! That place is really fantastic. Looks too good to me.
Those green fields spread over the huge area with the sun light falling at an angle over it with the back drop of fast vanishing clouds..... 
Let's go there and we shouldn't miss such a beautiful spot!"

In 2 hrs time at the new place so much praised..

"God! What a greenery! I love the scenery around. The view from here is too good.. See, that landscape at distance.. 
With so many bushy bushy green trees and a stream of waters flowing in between with the back ground of the majestic hills touching the skies.... 
Looks like my next destination.. Let's go there too!"

"Dear! We were at the same place 2 hrs back!"

It may be a piece of humor here but equally the strong message behind it is.. Whatever I may think and firm up within me, 

Forever the Nature is One, the Universe is One and the Creator of the Cosmos Phenomenon too is One!

As an individual of 'Dwanda'(duality), I'll not be able to experience this Oneness directly at this moment but Specs of that Reality sure could be felt by me if I tune up myself to a certain internal discipline in my life and work in that direction with full dedication.. That discipline basically is nothing but certain constant thoughts in me Viz.,

'The beauty of outside is ever in the eyes of the beholder..

All my achievements, gain in knowledge and experience of today are not exclusively of my own make.. 

They equally belong to those people who were with me all these years working along with me as they had just given away for my gain.. 

These people must have been compensated all these days with certain monies which in my view look 'OK' but from the broader prospective that return is sure less unless my gratitude too goes towards all those eligible receivers who are none but the present generation in front of me as 

Forever people are One and the world is One!

The best way of this return is.. As I deal with the people around me, I might have seen many of them with their own 

Inherent Ambitions,
Innate Tendencies.. 
Innovative Ideas and 
Interesting strategies.. 

Certain ‘Newness’ is ever part and parcel of such expressions around me and invariably I've to make use of this 'Newness’ for my work as well for the good of the world.. To tap that, the only way is.. Ever to motivate the man with me thru'

Genuine support when an ambition is seen,
Praise when there is an achievement, 
Gentle guidance when faced with a difficulty and 
Kindness when failure takes place! 

Instead ever ready to show off an indirect

Oppressive attitude,
Jealousy,
Authority and 
Pride!

When I start doing thus on a firm footing the dwanda (duality) with me sure becomes lighter with partiality from my end dropped down to certain extent making me experience the 

Specs of Reality of Oneness with CERTAIN NEWNESS seen in Everything, Everywhere, Every moment!

Keyword: NEWNESS

Saturday, October 7, 2017

ESCAPING FROM AN ORDEAL NEVER TAKES ONE THERE;
RATHER LIVING THRU' DOES THE WONDER!


A young man had series failures in his life. Attempted 1, 2 and 3 and failed in succession Partly because of his carelessness and partly because he believed beyond in wrong places.

That entire episode sent a wrong Message into the mind of the young man. Soon a single thought firmed up in him..

'It's forever better to leave the worldly life and embrace Spirituality!'

Having decided thus, one fine day he met an elderly well-wisher of his family who was a man of deep wisdom and said,

“Sir! I'm getting vexed with the materialistic world around me with no peace seen anywhere. I strongly feel that I should move to a Good Monastery, take up certain activities there supporting Spirituality and thus live my further life in Peace.. Am confident that I can do this activity 100% and there I would surely become better.. 


Sir, tell me.. Isn't it a better choice for people like me? In fact, I am happy that the failures of mine had opened up my eyes to some extent to quickly move out of this confusion!”

The elderly looked at him, paused for a while and asked a question,

“Dear! By joining a Monastery what are you planning to achieve ultimately in your life?”

“In fact I can do many.. I’ll start totally a new life there.. I'll work, make a living and try to live a serene life amidst Nature and God communicating Atmosphere.. That way, am sure it's much superior life!”

“My dear, let me tell you clearly one thing here.. All those experiences presently you passed thru' are very firmly in your mind and that one is corrupted beyond. If you join a Monastery with such a sick mind, I'm sure you'll soon spoil the Serene Atmosphere there.. And am equally sure, no Head of a Monastery will admit a personality like you with this back up!"

"?????"

“Yes, dear! The Sacred Path required to embrace Spirituality is forever filled with the Vibrant qualities like Courage, Service, Sacrifice, Patience and nothing less. Out of vexation and an escape mentality no one can become Philosophical in their lives as such a mind can never see the 'Good' existing in the people around and further can never appreciate the 'Beauty' of living this 'One' life happily with people.

Take care here because as I see your mind having misguided you so far on the utopia of achievements in life, is now misguiding you to get off from the more important activities you have to do in your life at this stage by suggesting you the easy path of constantly blaming yourself/people around thus escaping into a life of Pseudo Philosophy..

And still if you are not convinced, try continue thinking a life on the lines of Philosophical Discipline and follow that, let me say with a 100% assertion that

An ordinary individual totally engrossed in his/her hard work at the busiest cross roads unmindful of the dust, dirt and noise around not knowing an iota of what is Philosophical Living is sure a better Philosopher in his/her life compared to you at any point of time!”

Keyword: Philosophy

Friday, October 6, 2017

THE BLESSING(S) IN DISGUISE!

As the aircraft started rolling on the runway, the gentleman in the middle seat in rear closed his eyes for a while in prayerful mode and further to that sat in an upright position in his seat. The plane picked up speed in no time with a roaring sound and was soon into skies at the back of a few side ward movements and certain ups and downs.

The jolts were a bit nauseating but all in no time smoothed into the level flight. The engines were at their full thrust and in the rear seating compartment the audible levels had dropped down instantly amidst the increased sound of the engines.

The flight planned time was about 2 hrs..

The gentleman discretely noticed the 2 passengers on left and right to him sitting in a bit tense mood. Soon all smiled at one another and in the process he casually asked the man in the window seat..

“Sir! You seem to be not feeling well?”

  • “Yeah! Even though I travelled few times, I never felt comfortable sitting in the aircraft.. A bit worried!”
Replied the widow seated man. The other co-passenger heard that and immediately said,
  • "I'm traveling for the first time.. The whole thing looks a bit scary!”
The gentleman smiled and said,

“Sir! If you listen to me, many of your wrong beliefs of flying will sure vanish and you can be freed from your fears. Let me try my bit, with your permission!”

Both the co-passengers instantly nodded their heads in affirmation. Meanwhile, few drinks were served to them and they quickly finished that. The gentleman started,

“Sir! The aircraft we regularly travel are very safe. So much of care is taken in building, maintaining and flying the aircraft that with all confidence I can easily say flying is the safe way of traveling!”

The co-passengers were instantly seen showing interest in his talk. The gentleman continued..

”See! We many times think that travel on ground is quite safe as we get a feeling there that whatever might happen, we are ultimately on a firm base. And while flying, this feeling is shaken up a bit as we feel that we are hanging all the way. Do you agree?”

Both the men's faces appeared brightened up..

  • ”You exactly sensed our inner thoughts..” 
They said together. The gentleman felt a bit proud in his heart.. At that point of time a few refreshments were served to them. The gentleman thanked the Hostess and said..

"See! They are serving tasty food too during our lengthy travel.. It’s time to relax and enjoy this travel!”

The co-passengers, nodded their heads in silence.. Having finished eating the food, the gentleman continued his talk on flight safety aspects for a while. At length he concluded saying,

“See, Sir.. Going by by statics with us, I can 100% assertively say that air travel is the very safe mode of transport anywhere in the world and...........”

Looked at his watch and said,

“Oh! It's nice we spent almost the full journey time talking on flight safety. It’s time to land now.. See, the aircraft had already started descending.. We've to fasten our seat belts now and be ready for landing.."

and having done that before the regular announcement, the gentleman said,

"This is one of the safety requirements to be followed during take off, landing and in times of turbulence.. Hope you both feel better now with what all I told!"

The 2 men smiled and nodded there heads.. Soon the aircraft landed and the trio walked out of the Airport together.  Finally the gentleman bid bye to his 2 new friends and moved on..


The 2 looked at each other for a while with a smile on their faces and suddenly one said in a low tone..
  • “I'm not that much influenced by what all he said but invariably his talk for one and half hrs almost the full length of journey kept me off from my nauseating fear. Whatever.. For me truly 
It was a blessing in disguise!"

Hearing that the other confided in a soft tone,

  • "Me too not bothered about what he said and it was boring beyond but one thing I noticed him doing before takeoff.. Closing eyes for a while praying to God.. It suddenly struck me that that is the best confidence booster in such situations and here afterwards I'm going to depend on that alone.. Truly
It was a blessing in disguise!”

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend,

an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Keywords: aircraft, travel, blessing, disguise

Thursday, October 5, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE GREY HAIR!

The elderly man and the young man were out on a day together..

  • "Can you just wait for me a moment? I'll exchange this item in this store and come back!"
the elderly said.
  • "Sir! Do you have the receipt with you?"
the young man asked.
  • "No.. I misplaced it somewhere!"
"Then these people won't take your item back.. It happened to me once.. The Stores Manager is very strict!"
  • "Is it so? Anyhow, having come so much distance, let me try!"
Saying thus, the man went into store and in 10 minutes returned with a replacement item..The young man was surprised..
  • "The Manger just allowed me to do this!"
The elderly said.. They next hired a taxi to reach a point..
  • "I need to divert the taxi. I've to complete a small work here!"
  • "Sir! These Taxi Services can't do that. They are monitored by their Company on GPS!"
  • "Let me try.."
Saying thus, the elderly turned to driver, explained his problem and requested him to help.
  • "No problem, Sir! I 'll take you there!"
Saying thus the driver diverted the route. The young man again was surprised as he recollected how many times the drivers flatly refused to help him out on such occasions.

The elderly soon finished his work and they both alighted the taxi at an Office. There were 2 routes into the Office. One straight route with 'No Admission' board and another a long 'Way In' path.

The young man followed the 'Way In' path but the elderly cut short there and entered thru' 'No Admission' gate. The man at the gate did not object for the same and allowed him freely. The young man was at his wit's end.
  • "Sir! You are truly privileged!"
he said..
  • "No dear! I'm supported as Senior Citizen indirectly at all these places as I have less energies with me at the back of all grey hair!"
said the elderly..
  • "I understand the need to help the Senior Citizens but how grey hair matters here?"
  • "Dear! The grey hair at my age shows that I should have been mostly a disciplined, law bound citizen and a man of intact character all along with my social and family responsibilities well discharged over years and today all that background alone makes people believe and help me beyond the usual proofs required in routine issues of day to day life!" 
They finally were about to enter a Mall.. The young man and the elderly stood in the queue to pass thru' security check..
  • "Sir! You are privileged as a senior person with full of grey hair. At the back of all that indirect proof, Why don't you by-pass this routine simple security check and enter the Mall?"
The young man casually said. The elderly smiled and said,
  • "Dear! Any security check at whatever level be is for the safety of all of us and even though the young guard at the gate at times may not question me beyond, I never skip the procedure I got to follow here and help out the Authorities.. 
  • Having passed thru' so many years of life experiences all tightly packed into my memory with the grey hair staying over it as a symbol of that store, how can I ever show laxity here?" 
  • "Done, Sir.. Your grey hair truly speaks!"
Remarked the young man with great reverence for the elderly!

Keyword: GREY HAIR

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SPIRIT OF LIVING..

A man with endless problems of life in front mused..

  • "I see no charm in life!"
Another man with streamlined life in front mused..
  • "Life has become routine!"
The wise man advised the first man..
  • "See the twilight in east and observe how the colors of sky change as the sun rises..
  • Listen to the chirrup of early birds and feel how the sounds sooth the ears as the birds start their day..
  • Feel the coolness of fresh air around touching you before getting heated up by the sun.. 
  • Smell the fragrance of early morning flowers and feel relaxed for a while..
The Nature around you wakes you up daily with these rejuvenating gifts plenty. Make use of them in abundance, you would soon conquer your weaknesses and take possession of your inner strengths with your life becoming truly interesting and worth living!”

He turned to the other man and said,

"In your daily life, let there be
  • Adventure not repetition with no new happening,
  • Investigation not repetition with no new finding out, 
  • Experimentation not repetition with no probing and 
  • Contemplation not repetition with no vibrations felt! 
The life with you gives enough chances daily to express thru' these rejuvenating gifts. Make use of them in abundance, you would soon conquer your weaknesses and take possession of your inner strengths with your life becoming truly interesting and worth living!”

Keyword: LIVING

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SMART.. SMARTER.. SMARTEST.. AND BEYOND!

At 12, when some one lured him saying,

  • 'You look smart.. Do you know.. You can double the 10 P with you?' 
that made him instantly agree and soon the cheat duped him with 2 counterfeit coins taking away his precious 10 P coin for which in the evening he got a life a time lesson from his dad on how to care of his money and not fall a prey to such talks..

But that had no such a long lasting effect when at 23 he, in a Fest conducted in his college was again lured towards the the 'Wheel of Fortune' where he had surrendered a 10 Rs note and in no time it got multiplied to Rs 40 with some one around saying..

  • 'He is a smart fellow!'
That thrill did not let him stop there, the game continued, in no time 40 became 20, 20 became 10 and 10 became zero he being left totally red faced amidst his onlooking friends and decided to be ever careful with his money!

But that continuous care too out-witted him on a day at 35 when he was travelling in a bus to his bank to deposit his hard earned savings of Rs 500, some one said,

  • 'You look too smart for your age!'
diverted his attention and picked his purse leaving him feel so bad with savings of hard earned money lost in a moment and he once for all decided how to handle monies with utmost care and safety..

And that discipline again could not be authenticated when at 42 as some one promised him to get a certain job done amidst his hectic activities saying,

  • 'Leave these jobs for people like us who are not as smart as you are!'
he without much checking handed over him a 1000 note for the total activity and soon found himself permanently relieved of 1000 worth as the man whose address was not noted never turned up the second time!

All that care thru' vast experience had its own final twist when at 53 at the instance of a well-wisher as he dared to invest in a certain land purchase with the all smiling real estate agent promising them moon saying,
  • 'Smart people make riches in life!'
straight away took 5000 Rs as the money for the deal which a detailed receipt no doubt was given on a glossy paper with the emblem of the agency beautifully printed on the top which as time passed just remained a paper alone with the money taken away not from him alone but from the so called well-wisher and many others too as the tales of their woes came out later!

At 65 as the the matured retired man relaxing at home in his chair at the back of a few praises like
  • 'Sir.. Your smartness in handling your monies is truly commendable.. We've to learn a lot from you!'
on one side and continuous phone calls, messages, and emails on the other side saying...
  • 'Money will be into your bank account the moment...!'
  • 'Just click on the link for you to see the well secured plans of ours...!'
  • 'A single call on this phone number will turn...!'
  • 'A big proposal for expansion of the existing...!'
  • 'Your monies are our concern and care... Invest in...!'
  • 'Why do you lock your monies in... with low returns? Our 'Grow your wealth under the Professional Care of....!'
  • 'Have you ever heard of Mr... who in spite of being retired is able to earn..... sitting at home? Contact...!'
  • 'Don't want to surprise your dear ones with what you can do sitting at home? Call on.....!'
  • 'The golden opportunity especially for the retired community to have a fixed income beyond their pensions.....!"
mused within..

"My Company had given a fixed retirement money to survive at a decent level for me and my family for the rest of my life with extended care on medical front for the exigencies of life at the back of a small pension for day to day minimal expenditure..

These limited monies are truly precious for me and they for ever remain in those schemes alone where in the returns may not be alluring and at times just enough for leading a basic life but secure and safe..

And all this talk around.. I just listen and leave at this stage of my life because I truly understood that today I may be the smartest person in my life in respect of taking care of my monies..

The unseen cheat around me is ever more than that and I can never equate to that man at the back of even a life time experience with me!!!"

Keyword: smartness

Monday, October 2, 2017

MOTHER NATURE SURE PLAYS WITH THE CHILD!


  • The child continuously explores and never takes that around for granted.. 
Generally, what all I would be presenting to my child would be a cluster of activities of repetition because that is the easiest way for me to do.. Something like a package! But the child has no interest to repeat beyond a limit as the interests there shift quickly to explore further. I should continuously try and present various live activities to my child that would address all along the Little One’s interest.

Here, Mother Nature around presents this in the best way and thus a constant communication with Nature truly help the child in growing up to good personality!


  • The child does not want an orderly life around..
Any order with laid out practices and systems is a monotony for the child. Certain order around is acceptable and interesting for the Little One and it may be a prime requirement too. Anything beyond this is sure unwelcome..The disorder comprises of varied things in the vicinity in respect of size, shape, color and their associated movements and sounds.

Again to say, these variations are in abundance and are part and parcel of our Mother Nature and it's ever worth I make use of all that for the betterment of my child!


  • The child accepts what comes in front easily without many reservations..
This is because there is a definite characteristic in the child which expresses the best with what is available in front. Many times what is worthless for a man is interesting and the dearest for a child! It is wisdom to see this special quality of the child and care for all the items the Little One loves to keep with. In turn, The child equally sees this care from the parent and thus grows into a true caring personality in future life!

Finally to say, Mother Nature gives such precious gifts to a child in abundance equally caring for their retention with time and it's worth the parent tries best and remains in tune with that rhythm around!

Keywords: MOTHER NATURE,CHILD

Sunday, October 1, 2017


QUALITY LIFE..
MISSING FOR A LIFE TIME!

'If I give, my monies sure come down and 
If I save, my savings will be quite a lot.. 
Anyhow there is no life without money.. 
All spent away this way or that way, it sure 
goes from my hand and the life soon becomes no easy.. 

Then why concentrate too much on 
Spending on a decent life, 
Helping the other man to the best and finally 
Save the left out not so huge sums for future? 

Instead why not 
Spend minimum on living 
Let others fend all themselves and thus 
Save max for future? 

Because when a rain day strikes 

My saved monies sure will come to my rescue, 
I can buy all that help and material required in such exigencies 
and thus make my life comfortable!' 

Thus were going on my thoughts when on a good day the wise-man in my dream clarified.. 

'Yes.. Sure there is a rain day in one's life and 
No doubt monies are required in that time to buy the required minimum material and help but not huge 

More important is 

Certain satisfaction too is required at that time that a life was well lived and 
Certain mental strength is required in the situation 
to live thru' the tough moment 

which can be secured in one's life 

Only when one is ready to let off a certain hold on what is designated as his/her own as in such a context, the difficulty too would be owned light and makes the man face the same with all firmness! 

And Remember.. 

You can never build such a 
Pain Lessened Empire 
By trying to own everywhere, everything!' 

Keyword: 
QUALITY LIFE

Friday, September 29, 2017

THE TROUBLED NAME THAT HAD ITS OWN UNIQUE IMPORTANCE!

No doubt a name is the unique identity to an individual and whenever it is mentioned with an applause the man instantly reacts with a certain confidence and self worth but when the same is used for a different purpose indirectly bringing down the highly held self esteem of the man...

A short story in this scenario in line with this week's IndiSpire prompt




The parents and well-wishers had their own beliefs and faith and there they could not cross their mental barriers. The child was born in the family after many years of waiting and when it came to naming him with all reverence to their Faith,

It was decided unanimously to name the boy 'XXXXXXXX!'

Truly speaking, the name itself had no problem but unfortunately there was a short cut to it and that started creating problems later which the parents and well-wishers were neither knowing nor having known too not bothered to think in that direction as they had no go but to name him in the way they finalized!

But as the boy grew up into a full fledged man in his later years, through out his life his constant worry was..

"When such a nice name in full can be pronounced so easily, why the hell people are after calling me by the short cut name ridiculing me all along?"

Because..
  • In school as a young boy, he invariably heard around being called by that short cut name which used to create a few ripples of laughter among his friends.. 
  • In youth with his college friends, the issue became much more sensitive and once in a way causing a few moments of tension when he was addressed thus.. 
  • As a young man in his job, when the Boss just tried that name, he protested a bit seriously and the Boss having understood his psychology, instantly refrained from doing that but secretly conveyed to all the Seniors of the Organization how sensitive the young man was there.. 
  • As a Manger at work no doubt, he had some footing in that context as all by then having understood his temper, refrained from using the short cut but few times when he was away or they were a bit angry with him, invariably it was used.. 
  • A few years later, as a Chief at Work as well as as a responsible family man in the society he had more authority and say everywhere and thus could control the situation very well but a few indirect unpleasant experiences where in he was referred by his short name were quite active in his memory for a long time.. 
  • Soon as the GM in his Company and as an elderly parent, he ever carried the respect of being called by his original name, that too with 'Sir' added invariably and none could talk anything less than that beyond..
  • And finally, when he touched sixty and retired, his vast experience and wisdom sure carried a lot of value for almost all people around who were younger to him and all used to refer him exclusively 'Sir' alone most of the times! 
That was the very special day of an event in his house. The Little One of two and half years who arrived to his grand parents' house from abroad for the first time had become truly the center of attraction and every one around was mesmerized by his movements and interactions..

Amidst those busy activities, the grand child playing with his toys till then suddenly ran to his grand father shouting aloud in his broken words..
  • "'XXX' Grand Pa! You come and play with me.. We'll play the game of.......!"
The ever conscious man for a lifetime at being addressed by that 'single short-cut word' no doubt reacted again but 


With a broad smile never seen on his face earlier when called thus as the gentleman straight away felt an unexplained joy in his heart for his life when his dear grand son called him thus!

Keword: Name

Thursday, September 28, 2017


IT'S EVER WORTH EMBRACING THE 'HIGHER END' OF LIFE!


Sage Narada once asked Lord Krishna at a Sea shore, 
"What is the Power of Illusion in this world?"

The Lord smiled and said, 
“I will tell you.. Before that, can you fetch me some water from one of the houses seen in distance as I am thirsty?”

The Sage immediately went to the near by Colony to fetch the water. An attraction in the area soon held Him there, further one involvement led to the another and soon He was permanently into the series of circles of activities settled in the new place! 

Every ‘Up’ in life will have a ‘Down’ sooner or later, here, the Great Sage too had no escape and when the ‘Down’ followed in his life, he was left alone feeling utterly helpless and instantly Prayed to the Lord.. 

The next moment, Lord Krishna softly whispered into the Sage's ear..
"Dear! Where is my water?”

Such an Illusion otherwise called Ignorance in me is a powerful entity with me which constantly hovers around continuously deluding me in my life.To get out of its influence is an infinite task and whenever I say that I'm freed there means I'm just under its grip in a different way; that’s all!

In fact, there is no total getting out of its hold with the mundane body with me. That's the exact reason why the Great Saints and Masters of Spiritual Life too even at the back of their Great Understanding surrounded by the traces of Ignorance, just allowed it work through them sincerely undergoing the related suffering!

The Ignorance in me makes me believe strongly that everything is rosy around when the background is really not so. If I start doubting it in a discrete way, it immediately senses the same and instantly shows me either an alluring life that would be lost if I deviate from its path or in case I am firm on foregoing the same, terrorizes me with the consequences of myself getting off from the life it laid out for me through severe punishments ahead leading to ultimate extinction!

Naturally I, as an ordinary human being is always limited in facing these extremes and sooner or later will listen to this strong force in me.Thus this powerful but treacherous one forever gets its work done thru' me i.e.,

Shows a rosy life in front covering up the Truth in Nature and when met with a failure, makes me get up with another promise and thus playing it's game endlessly!

And the other name given for such an Ignorance in me is my Self Interest!

In such a scenario, for an ordinary individual like me, the only path of living the life minimizing the effect of this Self Interest is to just to discipline myself 

Sticking to my own laid out duties to the core,

Not going after the surrounding attractions and enjoyments beyond even if the social and legal systems permit and

Develop for ever an attitude of caring for the next man in difficulty


Thus changing the raw name of my Basic Self Interest to my Quality Self Expression!

If I lead such a disciplined life with an ultimate Faith that

'He alone moves the world and I am an infinitesimal part of that Greater Movement!'

That my Quality Self Expression is bound to precipitate with the revelations of 'Specks of Truth' that bring in truly certain Joy and Peace in my life!

Keywords: Ignorance, Self, Interest, Expression