Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Two Days You Should NOT Worry About

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry,
two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares,
its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed;
we cannot erase a single word we said.
Yesterday is gone forever.
The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow
with all its possible adversities, its burdens,
its large promise and its poor performance;
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow’s sun will rise,
either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow,
for it is yet to be born.
This leaves only one day, Today.Any person can fight the battle of just one day.

It is when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities
Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad,it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened Yesterday and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.
Let us, therefore, Live but one day at a time

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Why do people in anger shout at each other?

A Saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples and asked, “Why do people in anger shout at each other?”

Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, “Because we lose our calm, we shout.”

“But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell them what you have to say in a soft manner.”, asked the Saint.

Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.

Finally the saint explained, “When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they tend to shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the harder they will have to shout to hear each other… to cover that great distance.”

The Saint continued, “What happens when folks are in love and friendship?”

“They don't shout at each other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either non-existent or very less...”

'When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other that is all is needed to communicate. That is how close two people are when they love / understand each other.'

He looked at his disciples and said, “So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so much that you will not find the path to return.”

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Diwali Wishes

May this festival of lights bring ever-increasing HESH factor in you lives.(HESH-Health-Excellence-Success-Happiness)
During Diwali , all of us generally take the following actions ---
(i)Cleaning of our house and removing the waste  
(ii) Bringing new useful  things
(iii) Lighting of lamps/illumination 
(iv) joyful celebration 
(v) meeting relatives friends
This  Diwali , let us start similar process for our inner self , our own behavior /our own  nature--
 (i) Cleaning of our belief system for minimizing weaknesses in our behavior -(ALGEA-EIL)-(5+3)
(Anger-Lust-Greed-Ego-Attachment)- (Envy-Ignorance-Laziness)
 (ii) Include  new human qualities (strength) in belief system &  our behavior  -(10+3)
1.Dhriti (Patience )
2.Kshama (Forgiveness)
3.Dam(Control of Mind)
4.Astey (Non-stealing)
5.Shouch (Inner Purity) 
6.Indriya -Nigrah(Control of Senses ) 
7.Dhee (Wisdom)
8.Vidya (Knowledge)
10.Akrodho ( Absence of Anger)
12.Seva (Service of Needy)
 (iii) Lighting of lamps/illumination - Knowledge - Living Life of Awareness -(Hosh Mai Jiyo)
 (iv) Joyful celebration - Joy in everyday life- (Josh Mai Jiyo)
 (v) Life of empathy /compassion -(Prem Mai Jiyo)
Let us hold daily introspection  meeting with "myself" for 15-30 minutes to review and ensure good progress in the above action so as to ensure continuous improvement in our own  life.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Mask

Don’t be fooled by the face I wear, for I wear a thousand masks, And none of them are me. Don’t be fooled, for goodness sake, don’t be fooled.

I give you the impression that I’m secure, that confidence is my name and coolness is my game, And that I need no one. But don’t believe me.

Beneath dwells the real me in confusion, in aloneness, in fear. That’s why I create a mask to hide behind, to shield me from the glance that knows, But such a glance is precisely my salvation.

That is, if it’s followed by acceptance, if it’s followed by love. It’s the only thing that can liberate me from my own self-built prison walls. I’m afraid that deep down I’m nothing and that I’m just no good, And that you will reject me.

And so begins the parade of masks. I idly chatter to you. I tell you everything that’s really nothing and Nothing of what’s everything, of what’s crying within me.

Please listen carefully and try to hear what I’m not saying. I’d really like to be genuine and spontaneous, and me. But you’ve got to help me. You’ve got to hold out your hand.

Each time you’re kind and gentle, and encouraging, Each time you try to understand because you really care, My heart begins to grow wings, feeble wings, but wings.

With your sensitivity and sympathy, and your power of understanding, You alone can release me from my shallow world of uncertainty.

It will not be easy for you. The nearer you approach me, The blinder I may strike back. But I’m told that Love is stronger than strong walls, And in this lies my only hope.

Please try to beat down these walls with firm hands, But gentle hands, for a child is very sensitive.
Who am I, you wonder. I am every man and every woman that you meet, And I am you, also.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Life is an ECHO

A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son fell, hurts himself and screams: “Ah!” To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “Ah!” Curious, he yells: “Who are you?” He receives the answer: “Who are you?” And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!” The voice answers: “I admire you!”

Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!” He receives the answer: “Coward!” He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?”

The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.” Again the man screams: “You are a champion!” The voice answers: “You are a champion!” The boy is surprised, but does not understand.

Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do.

Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life; Life will give you back everything you have given to it.”