Connect the Dots . . .

November 27, 2010

On one side we talk of Supreme Human Beings and on the other we blame the current generation commenting they are going crazy and start doubting the future of our country.

A small exercise defines our aura of positives and negatives around us by listing down 10 names of people we come across other than our family members followed by up an down arrow corresponding to their names where Up arrow identifies the set of people with healthy, inspirational or motivating and on the other hand Down arrow representing the set of people with dominating characteristics, demotivating and subdued personalities. This way one can also identify and analyze their core circle and improve upon..Thus turning all the Dreams into Reality.

Now it also becomes important to connect to the source to which we are born. Our parents, honestly tell me how many of us can answer these questions: Where my father was born, Where did he had his primary education, Where did he go for higher studies, what kind of friend circle he had, Where was his first job and his profile, what salary did he draw, how did he grew in the corporate world establishing his legacy, When did he get married, How did he manage his personal and professional life. When you were young and were adamant how he fulfilled all your demands. So my dear friends to grow further we have to connect to the source first to lead life with a Grace.. Unless we are connected to our source we cannot understand our society we live in..

I met many students in Universities and Business Schools and to my surprise the spark to connect the dots was missing. This is a very concern area. No doubt everybody want a good start in their career and are looking high up in the sky but the basics need to be very clear in their mind, unless a strong foundation is laid we cannot build palaces.. How they would manage their career in the corporates.

We all have come with one expiry date which is unknown so this is the time Awake up friends and start inward journey.

““It has been the way of human beings that he wants to understand everything through reasoning. This is correct on his part because his awareness has not yet awakened. When his awareness is limited and when he is searching the proof of everything through his intellect, it is difficult for him to adopt some other means, which are outside the scope of reasoning”.-Dr N.D.Srivastava

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A Thousand Salutes to Motherhood

September 23, 2009

From my collection.Author unknown………….

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”

God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”

God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”

“Who will protect me?”

God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it’s life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

“You will simply call her, ”Mother”.

Author Unknown


The purpose of life is a life of purpose !!!

September 16, 2009

Heres an interesting story where one clearly understands that we can grow only in being collective, united and integrated in the real sense of word.

There was a farmer who grew superior quality, award-winning corn in his farm. Each year, he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honors. & Prizes.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew his corn. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” The reporter asked. “Why brother”

” The farmer replied, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen grains from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior, sub-standard & poor quality corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I have to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors to grow good corns.”

The farmer gave a superb insight into the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbors’ corn also improves. So it is in the other dimensions and areas of life!

Those who choose to be in harmony must help their neighbors and colleagues to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others live well. The value of a life is measured by the lives it touches…

Success does not happen in isolation; it is most often a participatory and collective process. So share the good practices, ideas and new knowledge with your family, friends, team members and neighbors & all. As they say: “Success breeds Success.”


September 14th, Hindi Divas (day)

September 14, 2009

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Hindi is our National Language and we all should be proud of it. September 14th every year is celebrated as a mark of acknowledgement of the Indian official language. Hindi adopts the true spirit of Indians in terms of tolerance. Hindi is also called as a ‘link language’, which connects the united India.

It’s spoken by almost 500 million people over the world, the third most spoken language. It’s the official language of India, the country with the second largest population in the world. As defined in the Constitution of India, Hindi is one of the two official languages of communication (English being the other) for India’s federal government.

Figures prove the rise in viewer ship rating for Indian Television Industry in Hindi channels is gaining a rise not only in India but also in USA, UK, Australia, Europe, Middle East, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, etc.
The total revenue shared by Hindi channels has crossed over 1 billion. These days we find Hindi English mixed jingles over the TV advertisements and radio etc for ease of understanding.

The Role played by Bollywood, the Mumbai-based film industry, in promoting, popularizing and projecting the language globally is praise worthy. Bollywood has played a vital role in the growth of Hindi among the people of Indian origin, particularly among the younger generation and in maintaining and strengthening Indian heritage.

Hindi is truly going Global you take Microsoft programs, google frames, even websites like e-bay, face book are comming up with Hindi version for increasing multi users. Programs like text to speech, voice to text, are all in available in “Devnagari lipi” on the net. Hindi has achieved its prominent place in the global village. Mentality of people is changing giving due importance to language.

Hindi has a history behind; it belongs to Indo–Aryan branch of indo European language family. The word ‘Hindi’ itself is a gift of Persian, Mughals added to its flavor, Amir Khusro was first to write Hindi Poem.

Globalization becomes easy when we use Internet in English language.
Comparison in any way is harmful. Critics says that Hindi is loosing its grip over English in India, whereas both are just languages a medium of communication which comes from Heart and we need to understand as Smile is a universally accepted language. It is a link between hearts that knows no official language.

Foreign nations are also studying Hindi for better understanding of the Indian Culture and its rich heritage. Figures from universities and educational institutions prove the inclination of foreign nationals towards studying Indian culture and language. Many foreign nationals come on tourists visa and extend their stay here to study Indian Classical Music and Dance. I personally know many foreign tourists who not only reads but understand all Hindi newspapers published in India and have learnt to speak and write our Hindi language as Nationals of The Indian Republic Offering due respect to our Mother Tongue. I really offer my gratitude to all my friends living abroad and learning Hindi as an International Language. I salute their student learning instincts.

Today when we talk of building “Supreme Humans Beings”, society again plays an important role in curbing the young generations Like in case of kinder garden kids (2-5 years old) all depends on how we mould there thinking and condition there young minds limiting them the way we have been taught. Teaching them to discriminate between the righteous and the evil in our own predecided manner. Let us not stop dominating the comming Generations by overloading our thinking on them and leave them learn on their own as Children are the face of God on earth.

Gandhiji used this language to unite the whole India and used this language as ‘language of unity’. The word Swadeshi revolutionize the freedom struggle, and its entry into the Oxford dictionary marks its importance in world history.


Why do we read Geeta, even if we can’t understand a Sanskrit word ?

September 11, 2009

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This is beautiful story –

An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavat Geeta. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked, ‘Grandpa! I try to read the Bhagawat Geeta just like you but I don’t understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bhagawat Geeta do?’

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, ‘Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water.’

The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, ‘You’ll have to move a little faster next time,’ and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead. The old man said, ‘I don’t want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You’re just not trying hard enough,’ and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house.

The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, ‘See Grandpa, it’s useless!’

‘So you think it is useless?’ The old man said, ‘Look at the basket.’

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

‘Son, that’s what happens when you read the Bhagavat Geeta. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Krishna in our lives.’


Humanism a bond beyond.

September 10, 2009

No Two Persons are exactly the alike. Yet, despite these differences, there is a common thread of humanity. If I am sure of anything, it is this humanity, which is common to all. So it is the Universal Religion, which runs through all the different geographical regions of the world uniting varied cultures, languages, lifestyles and living and thus respect all the national flags as we do for our own country.

This unique ability drives us over and above all political, defense, external relations but we directly touch the soul of our brothers and sisters across the globe. We are able to connect to them with our simplicity, honesty and open mind. It is the unconditional love for our mankind that we mingle with our counterparts in the other parts of the world.

The main driving force is the love, compassion which follows smiles which is a universal language. Smile wins heart and resolves all queries and doubts. The day is not far ahead when we will have no cold wars, no competition, no domination when we start introspecting all our deeds and actions.

Suppose we all go with vessels in our hands to draw water from lake. One has a cup, another has a jar, another has a bucket, and so forth, and we all fill our vessels. The water in each case takes the form of the vessel carried by each of us, but in every case, water, and nothing but water is in the vessels. God is like that water filing these different vessels, and in each vessel, the vision of God comes in the form of vessel. Yet he is one.

Art forms like Music, Dance, Theater dramas or skids is one binding force that connects directly with the spirits and soul of the nation. Music comes from spirit and so is Dance and Theater reflect the expressions rich movements winning hearts worldwide.

The time has come to collectively stand by for our evolution and win over the problems we are facing at the Global Front viz. Alcoholism Corruption etc.


All for the love of Teachings

September 6, 2009

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Teachers should be the best minds in the country”.
-Dr.Radhakrishnan

In India 5th September is celebrated as Teachers’ day. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962, some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his “birthday”. In reply, Dr, Radhakrishnan said, “instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ day”. The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan’s love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers’ Day in India.

Teachers mold the lives that they influence. Lessons learned from teachers remain with their students throughout life. Teachers as Masters they are popularly known as in parts of the world. Masters / Teachers molding not only the careers but curving the society towards a better tomorrow.

Teachers acts as a milestone in shaping generations. The primary goal of Teaching Profession is to guide children, youth, and adults in the pursuit of knowledge and skills, to prepare them in ways of democracy, and to help them to become happy, useful, self supporting citizens. The ultimate strength of individuals lies in the social responsibility, economic
competence and moral strength of the individuals.

Talking of Indian ethics in context with role the of teachers in our evolution process. Ancient Indians knew that the power of learning starts right from the womb. Latest study also proves that a child starts picking up from the lifestyle, behavior patterns, aptitude and attitudes reactions and the surrounding environment among others when he is not even born in his mothers womb example of Abhimanyu son of Arjuna in epic Mahabaratta.

Socrates was an example of a good teacher. He considered himself a learner as well as a teacher. For Socrates, love and friendship were the proper contexts for the pursuit of wisdom and goodness. Socrates saw himself only as a catalyst. He felt it was not his teaching, but actually the power of the Divine which enabled the person he was talking with to improve himself.

There are various ways means and techniques available to get started first and foremost is being collective and united we shall stand for prosperity, peace and progress as it is quoted “charity begins at home” so taking things further we should invest some part of lives and divert all our positive energy zest and enthusiasm towards a better tomorrow and as being a responsible citizens of the society, understand the minor yet critical changes as and when required in subtlety to fight with the evils of negatives which keep attacking us all the time within. We need to conquer all negatives that we are facing today for a better tomorrow and dream of our progress both vertical and horizontal.

I am confident all our efforts will prove to be a milestone in creating better future generation.
Happy Teacher’s Day.


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