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Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar lake

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

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Success–Ralph Waldo Emerson

February 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Success - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To laugh often and love much;

to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children;

to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty;

to find the best in others;

to give of one’s self;

to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;

to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived

– this is to have succeeded.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Image source and credits:

http://www.michaelnoyes.com/gifts/by-genre/literary-quotes/success-ralph-waldo-emerson via http://susiesheartpathblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/more-from-wise-%E2%99%A5men/

Broadening our identity beyond religion–An anecdote

February 23, 2014 1 comment

This is a short story which I heard in a discourse by Suki Sivam on Bhagavad Gita.

A group of doves are living in a temple tower. The temple’s renovation works begin and many people start frequenting the temple tower. The doves leave the temple tower and move to a church tower. There are a few doves which were already staying in the church tower and they are happy to have new friends. The doves heartily welcome the new doves and they start living together happily.

After a few months it is Christmas time, they start painting the church and many people start frequenting the church tower. The doves leave the church tower and move to the tower of a mosque. There a few doves in the mosque tower and they too happily welcome the new doves and share their place with the new doves. All the doves are now living happily in the mosque tower.

One day a group of people below are fighting in front of the mosque, below the tower. A little dove gets curious and asks his mother to find out why they are fighting. The mother dove explains they are different groups of people and that’s why. Some of them go to the mosque and they are called Muslims, some of them go to the church and they are called Christians and some of them go to the temple and they are called Hindus. They are fighting amongst each other as to who is right, who is great.

The little dove really gets puzzled and asks the mother dove, we were living a temple, and then the church and then the now we live in the mosque. We are all still doves we did not change to something other than doves because we live in a different place, how can it be so different for humans. The mother thinks for a while, lets out a sigh and then responds: that’s why we get live in a place where God lives and humans cannot live here, they have to be visitors. And that’s why we live above the humans and they live below us. Once they realize that regardless of the church, mosque, temple they all are humans, they will join us as doves.

The thin line between passion and stress

February 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Work hard, Have faith, Keep Walking

February 21, 2014 Leave a comment

The following post has quotes from a forbes.com article / blog post. Please see below for source / credits

What happened in 2009?

In the middle of 2009, Brian Acton was the software engineer that no one wanted to hire. Despite a dozen years of experience at Yahoo and Apple Computer, he got turned down by two of the Internet’s brightest stars at the time.  First Twitter said no in May. Then Facebook rejected him in August.

What Brian Acton did in the years to follow?

When Acton couldn’t find work at another big-name company, he took his chances on the start-up route instead. Teaming up with another Yahoo alum, Jan Koum, he helped build WhatsApp, a Mountain View, Calif., start-up that has become the king of cloud-based messaging.

Hard luck, persistence — and vindication

WhatsApp is in the headlines this week because Facebook has agreed to buy the company for a stunning $16 billion in stock and cash, along with as much as $3 billion in restricted stock units  for the founders. With at least a 20% stake in the company, Acton is headed toward a $3 billion net worth once the transaction closes. That rebound isn’t just good news for him. It’s certain to become a legendary story of hard luck, persistence — and vindication — among job-hunters worldwide.

A lesson to hiring managers

It’s also likely to cause recruiters and hiring managers some anguish. Hiring the right people is a chancy exercise even in the best of circumstances. But no one at any big company want to become famous for having let “another Brian Acton” slip away.

What an inspirational story, never get disappointed with what happens to you. Whatever happens, happens for a reason. Whatever happens, happens for good. You never know what’s in store for you, in the grand scheme of things. Work hard, Have faith, Keep Walking.

Source and Credits: The quotes are from a post by George Anders  http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeanders/2014/02/19/he-wanted-a-job-facebook-said-no-in-a-3-billion-mistake/

New beginning–letting go

February 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Learn to say thank you instantly

February 19, 2014 Leave a comment

This post is word by word from a forum post (see source below).

When Jesus Christ cured 12 twelve lepers, only one stayed behind to thank him. In this modern world one in a hundred is fine. But think do you want to be THE one or one among ninety nine?

Showing gratitude for what others have done is characteristic of an outstanding person. And by making expression of appreciation more than a matter of ordinary politeness, it helps guarantee of an outstanding future. A thankful heart is not only virtue but also the father of all virtues.

Normally most of us are too miserly use the words Thank You (in any language-see the link). Each one of us behaves like rationing officer when it comes to this word. However psychologists believe these are stress reduction tools. Many of us are too shy to say these words instantly. We want to put them across nicely and when in a good mood. But remember Thank you is always more effective than a two page letter sent after a week later!
These two words are simple enough to say but yet very difficult for some to deliver. It’s important to learn how to genuinely say "Thank You" to those who share their energy and resources with us as it helps repair the spirit and mend the fabric of our human interactions. Some may think it shows vulnerability but the reality is that the openness we exude lends itself to an outward pour, whether appreciated or not we must do to keep the essence of our own spirit healthy. Others may think it’s arrogant or condescending, but if delivered properly it is a very humbling action that shows gratitude and appreciation. We talk about changing the word, but changing the world happens one person at a time. Why not start now from within.

HERE ARE FEW WEB LINKS FOR THANK YOU.

Worth watching Movie from Youtube- on Gratitude Campaign (Saying thanks)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSfFYxSdKdo

The world’s best Sales man, Mr. Joe Girard sends out 13,000 thank you letter in a month.
http://www.joegirard.com/

How to say thanks in different Languages

http://www.squidoo.com/say-thank-you-in-different-languages

Source and Credits: http://www.geetham.net/forums/showthread.php?36229-Learn-to-say-thank-you-instantly-%E2%80%93-an-old-management-lesson