Feb 28, 2009

Desire To Succeed

“Just a solid reason is required to succeed, the reason that could keep generating interest and maximum passion to be determined towards achieving goals in any cost and condition.”

A story

He was a young boy who lived with his elderly Mother. His mother wanted him to learn how to play the piano because she longed to hear her son play for her. She sent her son to a piano teacher who Took Robby in under her guidance. However, there was one small problem Because Robby was not musically inclined and therefore was very slow in Learning. The teacher did not have much faith in the boy because of his Weakness. The mother was very enthusiastic and every week she would send Robby to the teacher. One day Robby stopped attending the piano lessons. The teacher thought that He had given up and in fact she was quite pleased since she did not give much hope to Robby.

Not long after, the piano teacher was given the task to organize a piano concert in town. She sent out circulars to invite the Students and public to attend the event. Suddenly, she received a call from Robby who offered to take part in the concert. The teacher told Robby that He was not good enough and that he was no longer a student since he had stopped coming for lessons. Robby begged her to give him a chance and Promised that he would not let her down. Finally, she gave in and she put him to play last, hoping that he will Change his mind at the last minute.

When the big day came, the hall was packed and the children gave their best performance. Finally, it was Robby's Turn to play and as his name was announced, he walked in. He was not in Proper attire and his hair was not properly groomed. The teacher was really nervous since Robby's performance could spoil the whole evening's brilliant Performance. As Robby started playing the crowd became silent and was amazed At the skill of this little boy. In fact, he gave the best performance of the evening. At the end of his presentation the crowd and the piano teacher gave him a standing ovation.

The crowd asked Robby how he managed to play so brilliantly. With a microphone in front of him, he said, "I was not able to attend the weekly piano lessons as there was no one to send me because my Mother was sick with cancer. She just passed away this morning and I wanted her to hear me play. You see, this is the first time she is able to hear me Play because when she was alive she was deaf and now I know she is listening To me. I have to play my best for her!"


This is indeed a touching story of love and excellence. When you have aPassion and a reason to do something, you will surely excel. You may not be Talented or gifted but if you have a strong enough reason to do something, you will be able to tap into your inner God given potential.

Troubles – An Inevitable Part of Life

Life is journey compiled of equal proportions of good and bad times; Though No one in the world would ever love to appreciate having tough times in life. As no one ever preferred going through rough roads to reach their desired destinations.

Troubles, pain, sorrows, disappointments, failures whichever brings clouds of distress around you are anyhow equally important as of the happiness, achievements and success. Life is really short, so just consider out of that short span 50% of life is comprised of troubles. Most of us never realize that there is even good side of the bad times. And those who never realize this spend their half of lives crying on some unfortunate events. Henceforth we are left with just 50% of life which is actually what we certify and called to be a life. There is catch in this portion too, People might appear happy outwardly, but still in some corner of their concerns, there is a fear of other half been taken over. So are we really living our lives to the fullest?

There are already so many sayings by some of the most remarkable personalities mankind has witnessed which can be associated with our so called bad time. One of the most common and best is “Everything happens for a Reason”. But a person’s tear reduces the visibility so much that they could not find out what this phrase actually means. So some people regret there whole life for committing a mistake while others know and experience god has a better plan.

The best part of troubles is that, it brings one into deep waters so that one learns to swim, that goes with the saying “Troubles don’t come to destroy you, but to realize your hidden powers or potentials” or , ”what doesn’t destroys me, makes me more stronger”; both of these sayings go hand in hand. The other thing one comes to know is about the people who are really well wishers of one, all though it hurts us in some way because the expected one don’t come forward while the unexpected ones make a difference to our lives. This unexpected one can be anyone like an old, new, or a complete stranger like an angel in disguise.

So what does it all concludes, definitely one doesn’t get defeated or loses anything in trouble but gains a new lesson which helps to shape a person to be stronger and face the worst storms of the life. It’s a lesson which helps us to pass every test of life. Don’t be biased with troubles they complete our life and are for a good reason.

Thanks for having patience and reading it till the end, now you truly deserve a bravery award.

Feb 27, 2009

Ingredients Of Life

An old car or a dream house, a small gift or a costlier present, a small failure or biggest achievement, a little sweet dream or big disappointment, an idea or a precious plan, a respect toward parents or enmity against someone, a funny joke in a critical situation or unexpected success in a little effort , a race for deadly dream or cheating just for winning a small game , to make someone happy or try to tease others, a rupee coin that you add to your account or huge amount of money that you spend, a lovely smile or staring eyes, an unwanted situation or an unending-happiness, a friend or a big family. Nothing is more or less important in life. Pay the same respect to all and balance everything in your life, as all of them make life meaningful and memorable.

A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.
The students responded with a unanimous "yes." The professor then produced two cups of tea from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed. "Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided,

"I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.”The golf balls are the important things - your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. "The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car.”The sand is everything else--the small stuff. "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.”

The same goes for life. "If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.”Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. "Take time to get medical checkups.”Take your partner out to dinner. "There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.”Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter.
"Set your priorities.”The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the tea represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked.”It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a cup of tea with your loving one"

Ego - An Obstacle

just a three letter word, short yet powerful. It makes even a learned man fall on his face. This is one word we should all be weary of. This is the word which keeps us away from reaching god despite of our all devotions. Let not the worldly honor, pomp and show get into our heads. Most of us who are in the service of God, tend to be carried away by the praise and honor bestowed on us. We are so entangled in the verbal praise that we forget that this honor is bestowed on us by the good lord. If He can give us honor He also has the capacity to pull us down from the pedestal. Beware of Ego.

Let us drive this out of our head and always keep praying to be humble and show respect. This world is an illusion if people like what we do now, it just takes a small mistake to make them dislike us. So let us always ask to be humble and meek. Let us know that nothing is possible unless Guru blesses us. Let us pray unanimously

God today on this Beautiful day we stand in front of you, with our arms spread, we acknowledge that we are nothing, we are nobody. You are absolute and real. If we were ever to ask You for something then let it be for others. If we are to ask You anything for self, then let it be humbleness and humility. Give us patience to take everything - praise or insult as Your blessing. Help us not to be carried away by worldly honor. What we are and what we will be is all your grace. Help us to always to be humble and meek and not be carried away and never to show our ego. Help us to understand that You love an egoless person. Help us to be that person.
We give You back what You gave us - love, honor, shame, insults, credit, appreciation and praise. They arise in You and they are Your inspiration, and hence help us to let these be merged in You where they rightfully belong, so that we may never be affected by them either by showing disappointment or elation. This body is a shell created to only carry on your will. May Your will prevail and Your name be glorified.

Feb 26, 2009

Measurement Of Life

'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

A wonderful Message by George Carlin

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower view-points. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom, We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learnt how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, one night stands, over-weight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...


  • Spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
  • Say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
  • To give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost acent.
  • To say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
  • To hold hands and cherish the moment for some day that person will not be there again.
  • Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Live Atleast Sometimes For Others

Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you - but do not think of that now. It will come back multiplied - a thousandfold - but the attention must not be on that. You have the power to give. Give, and there it ends.

There is no higher virtue than charity. The lowest man is he whose hand draws in receiving, and he is the highest man whose hand goes out in giving. The hand was made to give always. Give the last bit of bread you have, even if you are starving. You will be perfect, you will become closer and dear to God.

This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.

Do not stand on a high pedestal and take five cents in your hand and say, ” Here, my poor man,” but be grateful that the poor man is there so that by making a gift to him, you are able to help yourself. It is not the receiver that is blessed, but it is the giver.

We have to bear in mind that we are all debtors to the world and the world does not owe us anything. It is a great privilege for all of us to be allowed to do anything for the world. In helping the world we really help ourselves.

In the world take always the position of the giver. Give everything and look for no return. Give love, give help, give service, give any little thing you can, but keep out barter. Make no conditions and none will be imposed. Let us give out of our own bounty, just as God gives to us.

True Love

I love this... We should all have this love in our lives....

It was a busy morning, about 8:30 , when an elderly gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.

On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. while taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.
As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised, and asked him, "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said, "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is." I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,
"That is the kind of love I want in my life."

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.
True love is an acceptance of all that is , has been, will be, and will not be.

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

" Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."

Peace of Mind

"Anger, sadness, happiness, excitements and all the emotions are just the virtual action and reactions inside the mind against the circumstances occur in our life. Never be worried to have these feelings, just let them come out, these are the features of living beings to balance the life and make it colorful."

A story from Buddha's life
Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were travelling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, "I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there."

The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water, and right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The disciple thought, "How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink!"

So he came back and told Buddha, "The water in there is very muddy. I don't think it is fit to drink." After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple obediently went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it looked fit to be consumed. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha. Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said:

"See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be…. and the mud settled down on its own – and you got clear water. Your mind is also like that! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own. You don't have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen. It is effortless." What did Buddha emphasize here? He said, "It is effortless."

Having 'Peace of Mind' is not a strenuous job; it is an effortless process! When there is peace inside you, that peace permeates to the outside. It spreads around you and in the environment, such that people around start feeling that peace and grace.

Also remember that you could be in very peaceful surroundings, where everything is wonderfully beautiful, but if your inside is disturbed, then that beauty is of no use to you. It does not mean anything to you. For you to be peaceful, peace has to be generated from deep within you - from your being to the mind, and from the mind to the environment


Well What exactly is this concept we call success? Is it having a lot of money? Is it living in a nice house? Is it owning an expensive car or perhaps wearing nice clothes? The answer to all of these questions is "not exactly."

After all, success is not an exact thing. Attaining success and being successful can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. What one person may consider to be successful may not be to someone else. And vice versa. OK then, what in the heck is success?

Success for each person can only be determined solely by that individual. Each person must develop his or her own measuring stick for quantifying his or her own personal achievement.

You and only you get to determine what success means to you and even more importantly, the level of success you achieve in life. This determination may not necessarily pertain to money and things, but may instead focus on the degree of your happiness and contentment in life.

One thing is for certain however. Regardless of your connotation of success, there is little doubt that the key to being successful is consistently doing your best, working towards the goals you have established for yourself and most of all, doing what you love to do with your life.

Without question, passionately pursuing those things that drive you, excite you and set you on fire is the key to your long term personal growth and success.

Success is not some elusive illusion that you only get to fantasize about. Not at all. Success is your destiny on earth. You were put here for a reason, it?s just up to you to find that reason and then make it happen. And finding that reason simply requires that you listen to ? and then follow ? your heart.

When you finally take control of your life and accept 100% responsibility for who you are, where you are going, how you are going to get there and when you are going arrive ? your Countdown to Success begins.

Power of Words

"Language does have the power to change reality. Therefore, treat your words as the mighty instruments they are - to heal, to bring into being, to nurture, to cherish, to bless, to forgive."
- Daphne Rose Kingma

There once was a wise sage who wandered the countryside. One day, as he passed near a village, he was approached by a woman who told him of a sick child nearby. She beseeched him to help this child. So the sage came to the village, and a crowd gathered around him, for such a man was a rare sight.
One woman brought the sick child to him, and he said a prayer over her. "Do you really think your prayer will help her, when medicine has failed?" yelled a man from the crowd. "You know nothing of such things! You are a stupid fool!" said the sage to the man. The man became very angry with these words and his face grew hot and red. He was about to say something, or perhaps strike out, when the sage walked over to him and said:
“If one word has such power as to make you so angry and hot, may not another have the power to heal?"