Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ALL OBEDIENCE AND NO SMARTNESS
MAKES ME 'UNFIT' AT MY WORK!

A Chief Executive in an Office often used to point out one of his Assistants even though the man happened to be an obedient and obliging personality taking every order and attending the task to the core..

The Assistant for a while was at his wits end not knowing why his Boss was repeatedly admonishing him as others who were never so dedicated used to get away easily in spite of equally giving back to the Boss a few times.. 

It was the promotion time and to his surprise, this Assistant got his due but again the Boss while handing over the letter said, "They might have given you promotion but I'm not happy.. You've done no great job all these years!"

That was the limit, the Assistant could no more hold the anger within and straight away asked the Boss,

"If I'm so bad at my work, why at all you recommended this to me?"

The Boss smiled and said, 

“Listen Dear! The work environment is like a typical war zone.. 

In war, you as a warrior always have the 3 most important duties with you..
  • Entering the war area at the right place, in the right time and with proper defence ..
  • Fighting out and finishing the task in the earliest time with full vigor..
  • And quickly retreating from the area before the enemy spots and tries to catch!
At work, you as an active workman always have the 3 most important duties with you.. 
  • Starting the work well equipped with all the training, information and the right tools..
  • Working out and finishing the task in the earliest time with full vigor..
  • And delivering your work into the right hands with the privacy required therein taken care in a diplomatic way!
If you continue doing your work in the way presently you are doing, am sure you'll soon be caught off guard and attacked by the few vested interests around you who are ready to make a hay out of the situation.. That way, you'll forever remain as an half competent person knowing only your work but not the associated dangers around you in which situation, we may lose, sometimes may land up in problems of strained relations, unnecessary blame and at times get into a few critical issues from which escape becomes impossible..

Now since you raised this question for the first time, I feel the change in you has taken its birth and I'm sure, soon you will be the number one Valuable Employee of our Organization where in 

It's not the designation bestowed upon that brings honor to you but it is you that will bring honor to the designation bestowed upon!”

Keywords: post, honor

Monday, February 27, 2017

IDEALLY SPEAKING, NO NEWS MAY BE GOOD NEWS
BUT IN REALITY..

### The Great Saint once said, “I need not do any work!"

When asked how He could live without working, the Great Philosopher replied, “I have no desires to satisfy!"

When asked about meeting the basic needs like food etc, the Master smiled and said, “Some of you may feed me.. If not, I'll go hungry and in the process if the body perishes, it goes!”

### A stranger approached the Great Man and said, "Sir! I'm hungry.. Give me some food!"

The Great Personality replied, "I've a work to be done.. Please complete that and I'll give you food!"

The stranger retorted back, "Sir, how can you ask a man to work when he is hungry and weak? Can't you be sympathetic to a man in distress?"

"I agree with you.. If so, I'll give you food immediately.. You can eat, relax for a while but after that you would finish my work!" said the Noble Man with all firmness..


The stranger flatly refused the proposal saying that the Man whom the world honored was so much calculative and left the place.. All along, the Great Man just remained firm..

Thus seen thru' the affirmations of the 2 Great Personalities of the world, it is very much evident that as I am far away from such Internal Strengths, working for a remuneration alone is the 'Safe Way' for me in my life..


It's very much clear to me at this stage that the purpose of any professional work I do in this world is basically to support myself and discharge my associated family responsibilities and beyond this alone I should express myself in the right direction out of my interest..

Thus when I chose a profession in my life, it has two components to be satisfied Viz.,

  • The basic business interest and
  • The inherent professional interest
The Nature's law in respect of the business interest forever asserts..

'Produce in return equivalent to what is consumed!'

The business interest in me should basically earn enough finances for a decent living and beyond that the business still sure can go on but not at the cost of sacrificing ethics and principles of honesty at any point of time in my life.. And that way alone my life is originally defined on the earth..

Seen in such a scenario, every aspect of one's living should more or less should confirm to this total discipline in his/her life and here, the Media too is no exception with the profession evidently needing its own revenues to be generated for supporting its members at the minimum basic decent living level and in that context, ad-revenues and TRPs are very much required..

Beyond this, the professional expression gains priority and that should go on all along bringing out the Truth in the scenario as is and present it to the masses who had kept their undaunted faith in the system knowing well that to be their only weapon to fight out any injustice done in the so called democratic system with them..

Here alone, the activities like generation of faster revenues out of greed, spending too much time in assessing and improving TRPs, receiving costly gifts and benefits for doing certain favors etc should be avoided all the time..

If this discipline is strictly followed, the Media no doubt stays as the Noblest Profession amidst us ever upholding the sacred principles of democracy of ours!

The Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt Do you feel the media is commercialized, partial and focuses on ad-revenues & TRPs more? What is important/relevant news for you? #News

Keywords: profession, Media

Friday, February 24, 2017

SURE, FOREVER 'THE RIGHT SOLUTION!'

The time was 6 o’clock the early morning hrs.. The family away at native place reminded the gentleman on telephone that as the day was Mahashivaratri, he should go to Temple and offer his Prayer to Lord Shiva.. If can't do so due to busy work schedules, he should at least, do minimum Puja at home and then only go for his work..


The gentleman because of his urgent works with no holiday on the day had decided to carry out Puja at home in the evening only after his return! 

He was soon ready for the day’s Event.. After all, the whole program was because of his great effort put in thru’ all those days and he was equally proud of that.. The telephone rang..

  • “Sorry, Sir.. There's a small problem.. We request you to put up with.........!”
The gentleman was instantly annoyed.. 
  • “What dear? This'll push my other activities at least by 20 minutes.. I have to rush now.. OK! Please take care!”
He was soon in his car.. Yes.. He should be moving else nothing moves.. At a junction, there was certain traffic jam..
  • “The road is blocked.. They are diverting the traffic!” 
Some one was saying.. He took out his phone..
  • "Dear! I am held up on the way.. Immediately, take care of that work which we discussed yesterday.. I'll buy the required planned...... ” 
He diverted his car into a lane and moved to a near by Market Area to make few purchases..
  • “Sir! For the past 3 days, there's a Strike going on in.. Some of these items are presently not available…..”
  • “God! Where else I get them? I need these very urgently…..”
  • “You can try at ….”
Soon, the gentleman rushed to the place suggested.. While returning with the required items, the telephone rang up..
  • “Sir! It seems our payments have not reached the party.. They are holding the release of……. ”
  • "Oh! Dear! What I've to do now?”
  • “You can give a call to their Chief……”
The gentleman was confused for a while.. It was already 1230 PM.. As he was about to dial the number, the telephone rang up..
  • “Sir! You have to come urgently to....”
  • “Yaar! Sorry, I forgot!”
  • “Sir! At least you can spend 15 mts here and oversee the minimum required.. Rest we'll manage!”
The gentleman involuntarily made a U turn.. As he speeded up, all of a sudden the front tyre gave way..

There was exactly 4 hrs time for the Event to start.. And it was total chaos and utter confusion in front.. He quickly parked the car to a side, hired a taxi and started moving feeling totally helpless..

At the immediate next signal point as the taxi stopped, he suddenly heard the Sacred Panchakshara (The Five-syllable) Mantra 'Om Namah Shivaya' being recited melodiously on the loud speakers near Lord Shiva Temple at a distance..

The gentleman involuntarily closed his eyes and started reciting the Sacred Mantra in low tone in tune with what was being heard.. And to his great surprise he found himself instantly at peace his mind slowly becoming cool and calm in spite of having a big challenge in front in few hrs of time.. 


There was a Unique Message..

"Feeling totally helpless, as one surrenders with an unfailing Faith that None other than He alone Moves the Entire, Peace is instantly bestowed upon the individual in place of the earlier despair and turmoil!" 

Keyword: 
Mahashivaratri

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

THE EVER 'GREEN MESSAGE' BY MY SIDE!

The two little brothers had a small fight.. The dad separated them and said to the younger.. 

"You both are from me.. If you love me, promise me you will always respect your elder bro!” 
“Yes, I do!” 
“So you should never stop listening to him at any time!”
“What should I do when he doesn't care for me?” 
“I’ll take care of that!”

Saying thus the dad turned to the elder and said, 
“You both are from me.. If you love me, promise me you'll always help your younger bro!”
“Yes, I do!” 
“So you should never stop caring for him at any time!”
“What should I do when he doesn't listen to me?”
“I’ve already taken care of that!”

Both brothers had grown up and the dad was no more but his message ever remained in their hearts and the bros were tied by the limits set by the father..

One day, a 3rd man befriended the younger bro and said, 
“We are together and if you say OK, we together can show our strength to your elder bro for safety!” 
The younger promptly passed the message to the elder.. The elder asked him to convey back a message to the 3rd man, 
“We are one in all ups and downs.. Whatever happens between us, we'll only address and resolve and we need no special support from an outsider!” 
The younger promptly conveyed back the message to the 3rd man and sent him off..

On another day, one more 3rd man befriended the elder bro and said, 
“We are together and if you say OK, we together can rule your younger bro for a benefit!” 
The elder promptly conveyed a message to the 3rd man, 
“We are one in all ups and downs.. Whatever happens between us, we forever share that and we need no special advice from an outsider!” 
and sent him off..
And further to that, none else could disrupt their peace at anytime in their life!

All along, God was smiling from Above.. 
“A similar Message is there for my Children too on the Earth.. The third party i.e., the dividing force takes over a few times and causes untold misery and does the eternal damage.. 
The Ever Feasible Single Solution here is 
'Not to listen to this force ever being conscious of 
'THE ONNESS'
I Proclaimed Originally!'”

Keywords:
Almighty, Oneness

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


'FRIENDS,' 
'MONEY'..
'THE HELP!'


A man thought..
  • “My friends are always with me, they will be with me and sure come to my help in a crisis situation..

  • If I do not keep any friendship, there is definitely a day called ‘Not My Day’ and unless the extra hands are by the side, how else can I come out of such instances?
  • No doubt I may be able to buy ‘help’, but such a ‘help’ forever is half-hearted only and would never substitute for what exactly is required!” 
Another felt..
  • Friends no doubt will be there with me today, but there's no guarantee that all of them continue to be with me in a distressful situation..
  • Most of the times, it would be a lip sympathy, a few times some running round, half-hearted attempts and few murmurs with a feeling of drudgery work thrust upon them and sure in all such cases, some escape would be sought at the earliest..
  • Instead monies would straightaway do a better job and any help will be at door step as money truly speaks!” 
The third one affirmed..
  • Living with friends, keeping good friendships, helping them out in their need and thus live in the society is one of the duties with me and any calculation here is forever a sin..
  • The friends are not there with me exclusively to come to rescue in times of crisis and here let me straightaway equip myself for any exigencies in the best possible way..
  • The ideal way here is to save enough monies for predicted exigencies and be prepared even though every exigency cannot be covered this way and may not be required too as truly speaking what happens the next moment is never known!” 
At one point of time, when certain mishaps came up in their lives..
  • Least prepared the first one totally left it to his friends, expected them to support and they in turn had to run for everything with great strain at the back trying to do their best with the man's imperfect planning..
  • As the second one relied more on money with the true friends given less importance, no doubt the hired Help had done the job but half-hearted and thus even though good finances were available, the spirit of service was missing..
  • The third one alone could manage the crisis in front in the best possible way as the dedicated friends were with him at the back of full co-operation and warmth along with enough finances and finally all had taken the situation with true humility in their hearts!
Keyword: friends


Sunday, February 19, 2017



WHAT I DID/DIDN'T DO THIS WEEK END!

As I got up yesterday(Saturday) morning, the immediate thoughts were..

'All the week I struggled at my work answering the unending questions of the Boss, taking inevitable rebukes from the Customer and working invariably beyond the normal hrs even though everything was well planned in the week beginning..

Let me at least stop that meticulous planning and constant taking care of things for these 2 days and thus relax!'


Instantly from the distant loud speakers, I heard the recitation of Sloka 5, Chapter III (The Karma Yoga) of Srimad Bhagavad Gita with meaning explained in parallel..

'Na hi kascit ksanam api jatu tisthaty akarmakrt
karyate hy avasah karma sarvah prakrti-jairgunaih'
 

  • 'One cannot remain without engaging in activity even for a moment; Every one is helplessly driven by actions endowed with the qualities borne of materialistic nature!'
I suddenly got impressed by the Truth revealed right at that point of time, quickly got up, readied myself and moved to the Venue to get clarity on what actually I should do in my life.. As soon as I came out of my home, Sloka 19 was heard on the loud speakers with the meaning explained which straight away clarified my the then doubt..

'tasmad asaktah satatam karyam karma samacara
asakto hy acaran karma param apnoti purusah'
  • 'Therefore Without attachment without interruption perform prescribed actions.. By performing prescribed actions alone a person achieves the highest good!'
No doubt I was clarified on my course of action a 100% but soon got another doubt there in respect of the meaning of the Message..
  • 'For a day stop that all meticulous planning and constant taking care of things and be at peace!'
As I reached the Venue, the Narrator just then finished his discourse and few people were seen asking him some questions.. I patiently waited there for my turn and when that came up, I humbly asked Him my doubt.. The Narrator smiled at me and repeated the Sloka 18 of the same Chapter with it's meaning which I missed in my hurry of coming to the Venue..
'naiva tasya krtenartho nakrteneha kascana
na casya sarva-bhutesu kascid artha-vyapasrayah

  • In this world a man of no purpose is neither gained by discharge of actions nor any sin is incurred by non-discharge of actions and among all living beings never he/she needs to depend on anyone!' 
He further advised me to first to look into the essentials works in front of me for the day thru' minimum planning and beyond just remain calm without getting into too many imposing involvements!


‘This post is a part of 
an initiative forIndian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’ 

Keywords: works, planning, involvements

Friday, February 17, 2017


THE UNFAILING SACRED BOOK..
SRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA!

I can 100% affirm that the Book that forever allowed me close the reading, put It down and move on to my works is equally the 
un-put-downable Book of my life as the Messages therein continuously followed me constantly guiding me in my works which means that I am indirectly reading my Book only..

And that Great Book of my life, Srimad Bhagavad Gita seen in the true spirit, has no doubt its own Power on every Reader

  • When read for reading sake or 
  • When gone thru' for understanding in depth the mesages therein or 
  • When explained to some one thru' a discourse..
The Verses of Gita 100% convey the Truths of life at various levels depending on the clarity and the understanding of the Reader.. A few examples being..
  • A spiritually oriented man who enquires into life gets his/her own message on how to enquire further to get more clarity in his/her understanding and thus secures the eternal good of retaining peace in life an example being thru'.. 
Verse 13 Chaper II

dehino smin yatha dehe kaumaram yauvanam jara
tatha dehantara praptir dhiras tatra na muhyati


Just as in the physical body, the embodied being passes thru' childhood, youth and old age; transmigrates from one body to another after death; knowing this, the wise are never deluded!

  • A hard working man dedicated to work gets his/her own message on how well that work has to be carried out and thus secures the eternal good of retaining peace in life an example being thru'.. 
Verse 19 Chaper III

tasmad asaktah satatam karyam karma samacara
askto hy acaran karma param apnoti purasah


Without attachment, without interruption perfectly perform prescribed actions since by performing those actions a person achieves the highest good!

  • An honest and principled man gets his/her own message on how to live upholding the principles of righteousness and thus secures the eternal good of retaining peace in life an example being thru'.. 
Verse 7 Chapter IV

yada yada hi dhramsya glanir bhavati bharata
abhyuthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham


Whenever the decline of righteousness and a predominance of unrighteousness prevails; at that time I manifest Myself on the earth!

  • A humble devoted man not blessed with any one of the above traits gets his/her own message on how humility supersedes and thus secures the eternal good of retaining peace in life an example being thru'.. 
Verse 2 Chapter XII

mayy avesya mano ye mam nitya-yukta upasate
shraddhaya parayopetas te me yuktatama matah


Those who are endowed with firm faith of special kind beyond material conceptions fix the mind on me and always engage exclusively worshiping me; they are considered by me the most superior of all!

The list thus becomes endless depending on the complexity and the understanding levels of individuals of different gradation and with a 100% surety it can be ascertained that each individual in such a complex scenario has his/her own answer for the problem in front..

And repeated reading/hearing the verses, brings in day by day a higher meaning to what was read/heard in the beginning thru' the continuous refinement of one's understanding for the ultimate good!

The Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt # Write at least about one book that you found un-put-downable. The first few lines hooked you and then you couldn't but finish it. (no harm in sharing if you have read more than one such book) #irresistiblebook

Keyword: Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


WHO SAID..THE CUSTOMER IS DRIVING ME MAD?
  • The Customer is just asking me to meet the requirement because me alone is capable of doing that with the right ease and care.. 
Let me cheer up.. After all.. He/she is not shouting and pulling me down!
  • The problem is.. I was calculating how much money I receive when the Customer was explaining the works I got to complete.. What's wrong if subsequently he/she decided to pack the bags and say bye to me? 
Let me straight away say sorry first and stop him/her from going away from me!
  • The Customer's holidays alone are mine and I should have no visiting hours for him/her.. In case, he/she demands 25 hrs of my time in a day and I should without a say be able to generate that.. 
If not done, subsequently all those days and hrs sure will be totally mine alone forever!
  • A man without experience will get no job because no one in the field knows him/her.. My one satisfied Customer is surely advertising on my behalf for 10 future customers.. 
Then isn't it my foremost duty to do whatever he/she asks without a second thought?
  • My Customer is not complaining at all.. Just expressing the fact that I've not met his/her requirement.. Nothing less; nothing more!
Instead of saying ‘sorry’ and further keeping mum, better make it known to him/her that I've not limited the 'outcome' by myself!
  • Anytime, saying ‘Who's this?' on phone to a Customer is often detrimental and saying 'Yes Sir/Madam!' is ever welcome..
Have I forgotten the minimum civic sense learnt in my childhood?
  • There's no friendship in a Customer relation.. The greatest pitfall is that as I interact with him/her for a long time, I will be knowing some of his/her weaknesses and am likely to bring them out in subsequent interactions without my own knowledge..
No problem.. For doing that, I've many people around me who want to make friends with me; why not leave my Customer for a while?
  • I should never compare the life style of my Customer with me.. If he/she maintains high profile and I start comparing with him/her, he/she in no time takes me out from the list.. If he/she maintains low profile and I become aware of that, he/she develops a dislike for me..
All along my life, I was taught not to interfere with the other man's life but what am doing here when it comes to the very important person of my life?
  • The Customer Care at root level includes caring for his/her well being and prosperity.. When I can't do anything to my Customer at some point of time in my life, I should pray for his/her well being and wish for the ultimate good.. 
'Care for the other' is the greatest message taught to me all these years.. Why am I missing doing that exclusively here?
  • Finally, all the above discipline coupled with delivery of quality work completes the process that definitely generates a smile on the Customer's face with which alone I can steadily continue living in the coercive competition around me..
No more second thoughts.. Let me straight away correct myself and start doing my job with full vigor from this moment if I got to save myself in this life!

Keyword: Customer

Monday, February 13, 2017

I SHOULD FOREVER GO BEYOND FISHING!

A father was of the opinion that children should learn on their own and only where they were likely to miss important events, the parent should either keep things handy for them or help them at that moment..

'Teach them fishing but never give the fish!'

was his motto!

An elderly well-wisher who was observing him for a while decided to correct him gently and accordingly said to him one evening,

“Why don’t you leave normal issues other than those with potential dangers/hold-ups to your children, allow them struggle a bit and thus learn instead of you keeping part of many things ready for them in day to day dealings?"

The man replied,


”Sir, Initially I thought of that.. But there, the children sooner or later get themselves held up and lose their precious time!”

The elderly smiled and said,

  • “Dear! It's imperative that in one's life, 'NOT ALL SUCCESS' is experienced on and off to make ultimately a strong personality..
  • Actually in life, no one had truly come up with all success and no ordinary failure brought down one's personality and there that much of spending of time, money and energy is never seen a waste! 
  • This's where one can take a chance and continuously correct himself/herself.. In fact, it's always seen as the bigger part of learning in our life as few failures in safe zone will soon enable especially our children correct in advance and equip themselves to face similar failures in future.. Seen thus, it's nothing but an investment alone but the other way! 
  • I advise you.. Spend more time on health, safety and well being of your young ones, ever make sure that they never get into issues of major problems and beyond leave them learn freely
Not only fishing but how to equip themselves to fish too!"

Keywords: equip, fishing

Sunday, February 12, 2017



MY LIFE STORY IN TEN SENTENCES..

A man decided to visit an Ashram to find out why there was suffering in life and accordingly went there..

The gate man at the entrance stopped him for questioning and the man got hurt for doing that beyond..

Finally having got satisfied, the gate man allowed the man in..

The Saint welcomed him, consoled him for the questioning at the gate and thus cooled him for a while..

The man got astonished and asked the Saint why he allowed such a man at the gate to trouble the visitors to the Ashram..

The Saint answered that he never appointed the man at the gate as he alone had taken up voluntarily doing that job and further asked the purpose of the man's visit to the Ashram..

The man said, 
"Reverend Sir! I came here to find out how to alleviate my suffering but in the process I got more suffering!"

The Saint smiled and said,
"That's the exact question with me too this moment.. 

In the process, 
The man at the gate had done his job of questioning sincerely, 
You have done your job of protesting sincerely and 
I too have done my job of consoling sincerely
all of us not knowing what exactly we have to do to alleviate that suffering in our lives!"

Strictly speaking, this is essentially the story of mine all these years of living to the best of abilities and I still do not know where I stand in the queue for an answer to my question!

‘This post is a part of 
an initiative for
Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Keywords:
life, suffering

Saturday, February 11, 2017

THE SANCTITY OF LOVE AND RELATIONSHIP..
  • The young man and the woman blessed with so many plus in life had their first meet.. There was an unusual feeling in their hearts and the so called 'Sacred Love' took its birth very much asserting the plus they experienced in their life till then.. 
  • The young man and the woman having both plus and minus too had their first meet.. There was an unusual feeling in their hearts and the so called 'Sacred Love' took its birth directly negating the whole minus they experienced in their life till then.. 
  • The young man and the woman having many minuses too had their first meet.. There was an unusual feeling in their hearts and the so called 'Sacred Love' took its birth indirectly negating greater of the minus they experienced in their life till then.. 
In between, many young men and women of different plus and minus too came closer.. There was an unusual feeling in their hearts and the so called 'Sacred Love' took its birth directly asserting the plus and indirectly negating greater of the minus they experienced in their life till then..

Whatever be the status of those couples, the feeling, called 'Love' was unique in their hearts and that being the gift of God could never find an alternative on the earth..

Such a Love with every couple soon blooms into a relationship, over time that bonds over them but unfortunately in few cases that does not happen.. Soon the conflicts surface and a solution is to be necessarily worked out at the back untold misery in their hearts..

And that spirit of maintaining a warm and bonding relation between the couples forever goes with a discipline understanding very clearly that..
  • 'Basically I have a bounden duty towards myself.. I have to maintain myself in the best interests of health and safety.. 
  • Beyond this, as I am interested in the physical / psychological interactions in the world, I should be very much prepared to do that to bring back the stability in me while living.. Here, I'm always constrained to act within my limits as other people too are equally involved in their own way.. 
  • This interaction is nothing but living and managing and it needs all types of skills / techniques to be brought out of me.. And invariably I've to use those my skills/techniques in such a way that the Order in Creation is not disturbed or questioned.. 
  • The family is the group wherein I am destined to do some special actions as I entered into these so called contracts knowingly or unknowingly.. My family members have kept a trust in me and might have delegated certain responsibilities to me out of that faith in me.. Here, I forever should remain a Trustee to those materialistic assets of the family handed over to me in good faith and should continue utilizing those for the growth and betterment of the family members!' 
When such a discipline is adhered to in one's life, the relationships most of the times do remain intact joining all the loose knots therein as a service attitude surfaces all along.. And in an unfortunate situation, even if it happens to be saying bye to a relation, the peace of mind sure will not vanish as in such a scenario the motto in the line of the Great Saint's words..

'The hand that hit me is serving me!'


is seen more rather than a revenge feeling

'I should do tit for tat!'

The Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Post What makes or breaks a relationship? How easy or tough is it to say 'hi' & bid 'bye' to a new/old relationship? Share your views & tips. Any relationship advice or lessons?#Relationship

Keywords: Love, Relationship

Friday, February 10, 2017


A SINGLE SOLUTION TO MANY PROBLEMS OF LIFE!

A man just asked, “I want this!”

  • The 'Good Circles' of the world affirmed him saying "Pay for it or work to become eligible to receive it!" 
  • The 'Not Good Circles and Not Bad Circles too' admonished him saying "You are not a VIP here to get it whether you pay or would work for it!” 
  • The 'Bad Circles'warned him saying, "You'll not be given it whether you pay for it or would work for it!" 
The man was agitated and clueless for a while when suddenly he had a flash..

"Why not say ‘No’ to my requirement?"

To his wonder, it worked and in the process

  • The 'Good Circles' kept quite.. 
  • The so called 'Not Good Circles....…..' tried offering that but seeing the man’s disinterest expected him to come back soon.. 
  • The 'Bad Circles' decided to punish him for the indirect protest he had put up.. 
Seeing the trend, the man thought.. "The ways of living here are either

Fight or Protest, yield, protest, yield.. or Take a flight..
  • I should not fight right now as I'm not strong enough to face the wrath at this moment.. 
  • Any flight from the scene gives an outward impression of a weak personality which sooner or later works against me only.. 
  • Seen thus, the middle path alone is the right one for me!" 
He firmed up.. "In life..

  • ”Say 'No' to many extra projected requirements.. 
  • In respect of those which appear needed, manage wisely with a question all along.. 'Why am I sticking to these too?' 
  • In respect of essentials, as nothing can be done immediately, continue living with whatever is allowed around to secure them with a unshaken faith that
'Even though limited freedom is experienced all along leading such a life, the Ultimate Freedom dawns only when those bare needs too start tapering off naturally!'"

Keyword: middle path

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

AS THE UNDERSTANDING DEEPENS,
NONE ARE MORE EQUAL!

An elderly father had 3 grown up sons settled in life with their own family responsibilities..
  • The eldest son was smart and simple, had a fast growth in his Career and thus had a decent life of his.. 
  • The second one was smart and expressive, quickly made fortunes but equally spent away sizable monies and thus settled in a life that was still much better.. 
  • The youngest was not so smart but hard working, could achieve average in his life and and thus settled in his life.. 

The father decided to write his Will in respect of the sizable assets which he acquired in his life and in the process felt like giving a bit more to the youngest as he settled average in his life..

In order to confirm that there was nothing unethical in that, he visited an Ashram and requested the Head to say if his proposal was OK.. The Head listened to him, smiled and said,

  • “I' ll tell you a better way of division.. Make your property into 9 equal parts and distribute as I say!” 
The father eagerly looked at Him.. The Head continued..
  • "The elder 2 are better placed in the society compared the youngest and so straightaway give 2 shares to the youngest and 1 share each to the elder 2!"
The father was happy..
  • "The youngest no doubt is hardworking.. So straight away give him another share.." 

The Head reiterated.. The father was extremely happy for the Head to concur with his proposal.. The Head further said.. 
  • "The eldest is smart and simple and sure does something better to the world thru' these 2 plus qualities with him.. So give him further 2 shares!" 
  • "The middle one is smart and expressive and sure he too does something better to the world thru' these 2 plus qualities with him.. So give him also of course, the 2 left out shares!"
The father taken aback said,

“Sir! It's ultimately nothing but dividing equally only.. You said you'll show a better way of distribution!”

  • “Yes! I showed the better way only!”
The father was silent.. The Head continued,
  • “Dear! The assets with you even though solely earned through your hard work are never yours and you remained a Trustee alone to them all these years except you continued living thru' your good deeds all these years.. 

  • Continue that discipline and do now too that single good deed of respecting the the Nature's Law of Equality wherein your 3 sons are just equally eligible to receive not only your assets but also the responsibilities of guarding and properly utilizing them after you; nothing more nothing less of it at any point of time in their life!"
Keywords: understanding, equal, assets

Monday, February 6, 2017


THE FALLACY THAT NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED AT MY END!
  • “Last week, I expected a friend of mine do a job for me but he just left it in the middle and......... 
  • A fortnight ago, the next door neighbor who promised to help me out in an issue simply retreated in the last minute and..........
  • “And this day too I've a doubt what exactly a distant relative of mine had done in respect of a small job of mine at his place and.......... 
Thus was complaining a man of mid forties to an elderly well-wisher when the man’s elder son of 16 came into the room.. Seeing him the dad instantly said,
  • “Dear, forgot to tell you.. I need to go out personally tomorrow to complete one of the long time pending works.. 
  • You go now to.......... and get me the required info needed tomorrow.. 
  • On the way, find out why the shop man had not yet delivered our monthly groceries even though he collected the money in advance!” 
and sent away his son.. He then turned to the well-wisher and continued,

”Sorry, Sir for the interruption.. OK! Please tell me now, why the behaviors of the so called these friends, relatives and neighbors are like this?”

The elderly smiled and said,

“My dear! You yourself just now brought out the answers for your question!”

“I didn't understand!”

“Dear! In life, there are only 3 ways of getting all my works done Viz.,
  • Doing them myself, 
  • Getting them done through my man who loves me without an exception or 
  • Pay and get them done where I can't do or the works need an expertise! 
Leaving these, whenever I expect others do my work however close they may be, the same will be an imperfect way because even if the other man sincerely takes up my job, people in general do not concur there as he/she is not obliged to do that for me.. And of course, this psychology instantly changes around me when the situation turns to an emergency or a dire need and there all together make me sail through the tough moment without an exception..

Except for such rare situations, it's ever a sin with me if I stop doing my works and expect others to help me therein!

Keyword: help

Sunday, February 5, 2017

TRULY THE MISSING STEP! 

I might have taken incessantly all those 
great steps 
of managing sensitive issues of life to the core with an aim to come out with flying colors instead of controlling issues everywhere just to the requirement and leave beyond 
to chance thru' a simple Prayer,

I might have taken meticulously all those 
critical steps 
of following up to the root in projecting myself as the best man in my work area instead of controlling controlling issues everywhere just to the requirement and leave beyond
to chance thru' a simple Prayer,

I might have taken endlessly all those
crucial steps
of going after the various Health Management issues of day to day life instead of controlling issues everywhere just to the requirement and leave beyond
to chance thru' a simple Prayer,

I might have taken continuously all those
unnecessary steps
of pleasing everywhere doing many extras to uphold my name and fame instead of controlling issues everywhere just to the requirement and leave beyond 
to chance thru' a simple Prayer and

I might have taken no less pains to physically climb all those
one thousand steps
of reaching various Shrines of Gods located on tops of hills offering huge donations and elaborate Prayers instead of controlling issues everywhere just to the requirement and leave beyond 
to chance thru' a simple Prayer but

When the Great Men have repeatedly reminded of the Almighty’s constant Message 
'Take One Step towards Me; I move Ten towards you!' 
that 
'Single Sacred Step' 
of
'Taking a chance in life'
thru' heroic involvement for a while negating myself and thus experience the divinity alone was forgotten in all actions of my life! 

The Post is written in line with the 
IndiSpire prompt

Keywords
step, chance