Saturday, July 24, 2010

There's a big difference...

Little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.
The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter,
'Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don't fall into the river. 

The little girl said, 'No, Dad. You hold my hand.
'What's the difference?' Asked the puzzled father.
'There's a big difference,' replied the little girl.

'If I hold your hand and something happens to me,
chances are that I may let your hand go.
But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens,
you will never let my hand go.'

In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond.
So hold the hand of the person who loves you rather than expecting them to hold yours...

This message is too short...... but carries a lot of Feelings.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


A true and nice story about Father-Child relationship, have some time to read on... it teaches us something of parenting...

Jacob kominiski never achieved fame and never accumulated wealth.

He was a simple tailor,and pleased to be one.He walked the streets of our Brooklyn neighbourhood with great dignity ,but always with a glint of laughter in his eye .He was my father,and most successful humanbeing I ever knew.

As a child I didn't fully understand his worth.When I saw how hard he worked for so little material award I felt sorry for him and a little ashamed at his lack of ambition.I was wrong on both counts.

He worked for a Seventh Avenue dress manufacturer and one summer evening he brought home an enormous sketch pad,a handful of soft pencils,and some wool and silk and cotton swatches.He announced that the boss was giving him a chance to become a dress designer,something he had long hoped for.

Night after night he worked until midnight or later.A slight man with thin fair hair and shoulders rounded by his trade,he stood by the kitchen table,bending over the sketch pad to make qick,swirling lines while mother at near by,mending.She was a beautiful woman with long aburn hair piled high above a serene face.

Supposedly asleep in the next room,my two brothers and I listened to the nightly routine : the sisbilance of pencil on paper for a long time,then pop calling mother,"Chaya,come look."

Her dress rustled as she moved to stand beside him.Sometimes she made a suggestion for a change;usually she said,"I think it's just fine." And sometimes pop would draw an outstanding ornament so they could both laugh.Laughter was the part of everything he did.

When at last the sketches were finished, he took them off to work.Nothing more was said about them.Eventually I asked him,"Pop, what happened to the drawings?"

"Oh," he said,"They weren't any good.", seeing my dismay he said, "Danny, a man can't do everything in this world but he can do one job well.I found out I am not a good designer , but I am a good tailor."

And there I found the key to the man, the key that let me understand better as I grew older.Jacob Kominiski never pretended to be something he wasn't.Free from vanity or unrealisable ambition he was able to enjoy each day as it came.

The core of pop's happiness was his family. Almost any event served as an excuse for a reunion with all our uncles and aunts and cousins.Such laughter and jokes and sheer loving exuberence _ and all sparked by my mother and father.They were always the first couple on the floor to dance, and the first to start singing the old folk songs.While the rest of us clapped hands to the rhythm.Part of Pop's pleasure was showing off his wife , a shy sort of reverence.He thought no one in the world could match her .He once said of her," Where she walks there is light. "

Every night at dinner he reported the ammusing things that happened in during the day.( We never herd of any defeats or frustrations. ) The most ordinary events were hilarious when pop told us about them.

part 2 

Pop enjoyed all men,but he reserved his friendship for a few-especially five cronies who had emigrated with him from Russia at the time of First World War. Once a month they gather in our kitchen for an evening of talk.All these men had achieved business success.Yet in many matters it was to Jacob Kominiski they turned for advice,knowing that he saw life clearly and his opinions could not be warped by envy.

They came to our rather shabby neighbourhood in big cars,wearing expensive suits,and smoking cigars.I once asked my mother,"Why do they come here in stead of meeting in their own big houses?"

She thought for a moment, and then said, "I think may be they left best part of themselves here.They need to come back to it every now and then."

When I was 13 my mother died .Through my own grief I was aware of the great loss these was to Pop. But he made only one reference to almost insupportable sadness.He said,"To be happy everyday is to be not happy at all." He was saying to his sons that happiness is not state achieve and keep, but something that must be won over and over, no matter what the defeats and losses.

In my early teens I ran away from home for the simple reason that i was bursting with curiosity about the world outside Brooklyn.I talked a pal of mine into going with me.Our thumbs got us lifts , we sang for food ,and at night we appeared at the local police station to announce we were hitchhiking to relatives and asked to be put in a cell until morning.It worked well until we reached a small town in Delaware.

The chief of Police said,"You kids look like a couple of runaways.You say you are from Brooklyn? I shall just telephone and see if there 'wanted' on you."

He found that there was indeed a missing person alarm for me. He soon had my father on the phone.After hearing I was alright,Pop seemed to relax."you want me to send him home?",the chief asked."Oh, no",father said." He wants to find out something.He will come home when he is ready."

I was on the road for two weeks,and when I finally walked down the familiar street towards our house I began to get apprehensive.I was afraid i had hurt Pop by running away.How could I find the right words to explain to him why I went?

As it turned out,it was Pop who found the right words.When i came through the front door he looked up from his news paper, and a wonderfully warm and relieved smile went over his face.Then he gave me a wink and said," There's food in the ice box, Danny." The words he had always greeted me with when i came home from school or play.So nothing had changed between us.He understood me, and my searching and longings, so unlike his own or my brothers.

part 3 

His patience with me during my late teens was infinite.Both my brothers had jobs and were hardworking,responsisble citizens, but I was moody and restless and could not settled down.I wanted to express myself, but I didn't know how.Pop supporeted me uncomplainingly; once aweek i found a five-dollar note tucked beneath my pillow,to save me the embarrassment of openly recieving pocket money.

My shortcomings did not escape the notice of Pop's cronies. Everytime they gathered in our kitchen they would ask,"Danny got a job yet?" Pop would shake his head and change the subject.

One evening I heard a voice say," Jacob,I speak to you as a friend must speak.Danny is becoming a loafer.You should not allow this to happen."

Pop said," My son is searching for something he can devote his life to.I can't tell him what it is.He shall never be happy unless he finds it for himself.It may take him longer than others, but he shall find it. I do not worry about him."

Later that year I got a job as an entertainer , and suddenly I knew this was the career I had been searching for. The world of the theatre was far removed from the world of Jacob Komoniski, the tailor, yet i found myself returning to him time and again, for the same reason his cronies did.

When i was 20, I got what every actor dreams of a permanent job ! The A.B.Marcus show, 'La Vie Paree', was an extravaganza that had been touring the world for a quarter of century, and i joined the cast. We played the orient for a couple of years and then returned to the states for a series of one night stands when we reached the New York area, I went home to see Pop.

I had a problem, and I put him.This was at the depth of Depression { of 1929 which resulted from the collapse of U S stock market } , actors were out of work by the hundreds, yet I wanted to leave the show because I neede new experiences and challenges.But also I was scared.

Pop heard me out ,then said, " It's very to have a steady job.You shouldn't be ashamed of liking it.But there are some people who always have to test themselves,to stretch their wings and try new winds.If you think you can find more happiness and usefullness this way, then you should do it."

This advice came from a man who had never left a secured job in his life , who had the Europian tradition of family confirmity and responsibility,but who knew I was different.He understood what I needed to do and he helped me to do it.

For the next few years I worked in nightclubs, and then i got my big theatrical break, appearing in 'Lady In The Dark' with Gertrude Lawrence.

After that I went to Hollywood , but even the glamour of movie capital did not awe Pop .

For some of the time between his retirement and his death at the age of 80 Pop lived with me and my family there.We had a big party one evening, and soon there was a crowd round him listening to his stories about Brooklyn and his Ukranian Legends.

That i thougt Pop might enjoy hearing some of the old folk songs we used to sing, the music and the memories were too much for himto resist, and he came over to join me.I faded away,and he was in the middle of the room singing alone _ in a clear,true voice.He sang for 15 minutes before some of the World's highest-paid entertainers.When he finished there was a thunderous applause .

This simple,kindly old man singing of our Europian roots had touched something deep in these sophisticated people.I remember what my mother had said about; Pop's rich cronies: " i think may be they left best part of themselves here.They nedd to come back to it every now and then."

I knew the applause that night was not just for a performance ; it was for a MAN.

- Danny Kaye.

If possible have some time to share your views on the story...

Friday, June 4, 2010


To Laugh is to Risk appearing the FOOL,
To Weep is to Risk appearing SENTIMENTAL,
To Reach out for another is to Risk INVOLVEMENT,
To Expose Feelings is to Risk exposing your TRUESELF,
To place Your IDEAS, Your DREAMS,
Before a CROWD is to Risk their LOSS.

To Love is to Risk not being Loved in RETURN,
To Live is to Risk Dying,
To Hope is to Risk DESPAIR,
To Try is to Risk FAILURE.

BUT Risks must be TAKEN,
Because the greatest Hazard in LIFE is to Risk NOTHING,
The Person Who Risks Nothing, Does NOTHING,
has NOTHING, and is NOTHING.

They may Avoid SUFFERINGS and SORROWS,
But they can not LEARN, FEEL, CHANGE, GROW, LOCE or LIVE.

Chainned by their Own ATTITUDES, 

they are Slaves,
They have Forfeited their freedom.
Only a Person Who Risks is FREE... ... ...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

How do you spell "वैक्यूम " ???

When my friend asked me the spelling of " वैक्यूम " I was damm sure that I know the spelling, and without a second thought I told him the spelling and he SMILED at me and said it's wrong dear.... I was jaw stuck .... when he corrected me....

So just for fun sake you first write down the spelling you think is right then only scroll/look down..... You may be correct or if otherwise enjoy and Learn...

I Spelled "वैक्यूम" as VACCUM....

whilst the correct spelling is - VACUUM...

Noticed, not double CC; but the double UU .....

This is how we take many things at granted.....

Many of you may have spelled " वैक्यूम "correctly, but yes there are a lot of things or so that we unknowingly take as granted....

Have Fun...!

Please Share you answer and feeling....!!!

@ Dins'

Monday, April 19, 2010

leave your mistakes where you make them

The Sculpting Competition

Long ago, in a distant land, there lived two sculptors named Seb and Matthias. One day they each received a Royal proclamation inviting them to take part in a sculpting competition to be held at the Royal Gardens.
Both Seb and Matthias were extremely excited by this opportunity and immediately started preparing for the seven day journey.
Seb set out on a bright Monday morning with his chisels and hammers packed in the back of his horse-drawn cart. At the end of his first day of traveling, he made camp in a clearing by the side of the road. After a simple meal, Seb noticed a large rock on the edge of the clearing and decided to get in some practice for the upcoming sculpting competition.
He took out his tools and began to chisel away at the rock. Several hours later, Seb stood back to look at his sculpture. It was a statue of the Princess Rebecca, but while he was reasonably happy with his attempt, Seb realized that the statue’s hands were too big. He made a mental note to be careful of this in the future and went to sleep.
The next morning, Seb continued on his way leaving his statue of Princess Rebecca by the side of the clearing. At the end of his second day, Seb found another rock to practice on and created another sculpture of the Princess. This time he got her hands right but made her legs too short. He made a mental note on how to improve next time and moved on.
Seb continued this pattern throughout his journey. Each night he found a rock to practice on, created a sculpture of Princess Rebecca, made note on how he could improve and then moved on the following morning leaving the sculpture where he created it.
By the time Seb reached the Royal Gardens he had made seven practice sculptures that were each a little bit better than the one before. On the day of the competition, Seb created his best sculpture ever and to his delight, he was awarded the coveted ‘Golden Hammer’ award which was presented by Princess Rebecca herself.
Now you may be wondering what happened to the other sculptor, Matthias, so let me tell you his side of the story…
Matthias also set out on the seven day journey to the Royal Gardens to compete in the sculpting competition. Like Seb, Matthias made camp on the first night and found a large rock to practice on. He too created a statue of the Princess Rebecca but found that he made her feet too big. Matthias was angry at himself for making this mistake and the next morning he heaved the statue onto the back of his cart so that he could study his mistake later.
At the end of his second day of traveling, Matthias found another rock to practice on and created another statue. This time he forgot to include the princesses head dress and he became furious at his mistake. The next morning, he heaved the statue onto the back of his cart and continued slowly on his journey.
Each night Matthias repeated this same pattern. He created a statue, became angry with himself when he made a mistake and then loaded the statue onto his cart before moving on.
On the seventh day, Matthias woke up early and prepared for the final leg of his journey, but when he prompted his horse to get underway, the poor animal strained at his harness but could not move an inch. Matthias jumped down from his seat and went to the back of his cart.
There he found all seven practice statues of the Princess Rebecca which were weighing the cart down and making it impossible to move. Matthias complained bitterly as he looked over the statues in detail – too big, too short, too tall…the list of mistakes went on and on. The unhappy sculptor sat down on a tree stump and continued to stare at his statues for hours, and as a result, he never made it to the Royal Gardens to compete in the competition.
This simple story illustrates an important lesson that can often be the difference between success and failure. The statues in the story represent the mistakes that we all make in life. The difference between Seb and Matthias was the way in which they responded to their mistakes.
When Seb made a practice statue he made a mental note of any problems and then he left his mistake where he made it and continued on his journey. As a result, he gradually developed his skills and eventually achieved his ultimate objective.
Matthias on the other hand approached his mistakes in a different fashion. Each time he made a statue, he loaded it onto his cart and took it with him. Each day his cart became heavier and heavier until eventually it would not move at all. Instead of leaving his mistakes where he made them, Matthias carried the weight of his mistakes with him and the weight of these past mistakes eventually prevented him from reaching his real objective.
On your journey to success, understand that you too will make mistakes. Some small, some big. Each time you make a mistake you have a choice. You can either learn from your mistake and move on like Seb, or you can carry your mistake with you like Matthias.
The danger in harboring regret and continually analyzing your past mistakes is that, like Matthias, you can eventually get stuck and can jeopardize the achievements that are waiting for you in your future.
Today I’d like to encourage you to reflect on the story of Seb and Matthias and make the decision to leave your mistakes where you make them. In this way, you’ll be able to learn from your mistakes but will still be able to move forward to achieve your ultimate objective.
Until Next Time,

Dare To Dream!

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Friday, April 9, 2010



वह शक्ति हमें दो दयानिधे,
                            कर्तव्य मार्ग पर डट जावें |
पर सेवा पर उपकार में हम,
                            निज जीवन सफल बना जावें ||
हम दीन दुखी निबलों विकलों
                            के सेवक बन सन्ताप हरें |
जो हों भूले भटके बिछुड़े
                            उनको तारें ख़ुद तर जावें ||
छल-द्वेष-दम्भ-पाखण्ड- झूठ,
                            अन्याय से निशदिन दूर रहें |
जीवन हो शुद्ध सरल अपना
                            शुचि प्रेम सुधारस बरसावें ||
निज आन मान मर्यादा का
                            प्रभु ध्यान रहे अभिमान रहे |
जिस देश जाति में जन्म लिया
                            बलिदान उसी पर हो जावें ||


यहाँ से उद्धृत:

Practice of Brahmacharya

 Instincts and appetites form a part of all life on earth. Sense impulses and biological urges are common to animal and man alike. Sex is one of the prominent, most important and absolutely essential aspects of human, animal as well as plant life. Sex is an integral part of life—human, animal and plant. While this aspect of life is regulated by nature in plants and by instinct in animals, in man it is left to his common-sense, intelligence and his developed reason to control and regulate the same. The vast and ancient scriptures of the world offer human society specific rules and regulations in this respect. With regard to India, as a nation, our forefathers followed the do’s and don’ts of the Dharma Sastras in meticulous detail and this, in large measure, contributed to their health, longevity and spiritual welfare.

But alas, in the present-day world, and more particularly among the educated class, in all walks of society and in all age groups, norms of conduct laid down by the scriptures are flouted with so much impunity that we see, all around us, the number of physical, mental and moral wrecks increasing every day. One reason for this sad state of affairs is modern man’s ignorance of his own scriptural treasures.
Swami Sivananda came on the Indian scene, in the early thirties, to blast this ignorance of the people by offering the hoary wisdom of the ancients through the media of his simple English writings. It is well known that spiritual treatises apart, the great Master, whose love for mankind knew no bounds, wrote a number of books concerning health, hygiene and medicine. One such book was “Practice of Brahmacharya” which dealt mostly with the subject of celibacy, and where celibacy was not possible, a regulated sex life. This book has been popular with the public.

This apart, the Swamiji’s thoughts on the subject of sex and sex sublimation are also to be seen here and there spread over his voluminous writings. In the present volume, all of Swamiji’s thoughts and instructions on the subject of sex and celibacy have been gathered up from “Practice of Brahmacharya” and elsewhere, and thoroughly edited, with a view to offering the public, and especially to the younger generation, a working guide to the vital subject of sex sublimation. This has been done as an act of loving service to modern youth who are often left groping in the dark by an irresponsible society. These days we often hear about “juvenile delinquency,” but this juvenile delinquency itself is the result of adult irresponsibility. The youth of the world craves for guidance which is often not forthcoming from the parents, teachers or society.

It is hoped that this book of holy Master Swami Sivananda will fill the above-mentioned lacuna and offer the youth of the world the knowledge and guidance which they so richly deserve in a vital area which affects their physical, mental, ethical and spiritual well-being. We pray that the blessings of the holy Master may pour on all those who may chance to go through the following pages and open up a new chapter in their lives. May all be healthy, happy and spiritually blessed.

Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu!

Pasted from the book Practice of Brahmacharya

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Advice To Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya means celibacy. A Brahmachari is one who is a celibate, one who observes chastity or celibacy. The term ‘Celibacy’ is from the Latin word ‘Caelebs’, which means ‘unmarried’ or ‘single’ and signifies the state of living unmarried. It means control of not only the reproductive Indriya but also control of all senses; it means purity in thought, word and actions.
The life of a Brahmachari begins with the Upanayana ceremony, the investiture of the sacred thread, his second birth. The Brahmachari should direct his entire attention solely to study and acquiring of such knowledge as would enable him to become a worthy member of society. During this period of study let him live either with his parents or at the place of his study under the supervision of teachers. He should not live by himself, with friends and acquaintances, nor with relatives.
A Brahmachari is one who is attempting to realise Brahman by his conducting a life of absolute celibacy. Brahmacharya is the conduct of leading a celibate life. A Brahmachari should study religious books till he reaches the age of twenty-five. If he has taken the vow of celibacy till the end of life, if he wants to become a Naishtika Brahmachari, he need not enter the stage of householder. He should have real lasting Vairagya and Viveka (dispassion and discrimination). Then only he will be really benefited. He can devote his whole life to spiritual pursuits.
A Brahmachari should worship his Guru, worship cows and gods with due reverence. Guru is the embodiment of all Vedas and all Devas. Therefore God and Guru should be taken as one and he should worship his Guru daily. He should serve his Guru with faith and devotion for complete twelve years.
The Brahmachari should have Japa as his highest possession. He should never leave Japa. Through Japa alone the Brahmachari attains success, no matter whether he performs any other Vedic sacrifice or not. Through the contact of his senses with their objects of gratification, he undoubtedly acquires sin. Hence, by controlling them, he achieves success. Control of the senses is possible for the Brahmachari only through Japa.
Brahmacharis should do their Sandhya Vandana daily at the proper time,-morning, noon and evening. ‘Sandhya’ is the point of junction of two periods of time. There is a special manifestation of force or purity at Sandhyas. The student will derive immense benefit by doing prayers at this particular meeting point of two periods of time. Arghya (offering libation) with repetition of the Gayatri should be given to the sun at the proper time. You will have wonderful health, vigour and vitality and a pure, sharp intellect. At the present moment students have entirely neglected their Sandhyas. Their minds have been charged with materialistic poison. They have become slayers of Atman. "Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we may die" has become their philosophy! Poor, self-deluded souls! How long will you continue this state of affairs? Do not kill the soul within. Awake, arise and purify yourself. Do Sandhya. Understand and realise its potency and efficacy. Do some form of worship or other and realise the splendours of the Atman. Regain your lost divinity.
A true Brahmachari only can cultivate Bhakti. A true Brahmachari alone can practise Yoga. A true Brahmachari only can acquire Jnana. Without Brahmacharya no spiritual progress or success in worldly affairs is possible.
Brahmacharis should entirely give up betel-chewing, cigarettes, tobacco, snuff, tea, coffee, etc. Tobacco produces nicotine poisoning, tobacco-heart (irritable heart), nervous diseases and tobacco-amblyopia (eye disease).
O bold Brahmachari, practice of Brahmacharya gives good health, inner peace, strength, peace of mind and long life. It invigorates the mind and nerves. It helps to conserve physical and mental energy. It augments strength, vigour and vitality. It gives power to face the difficulties in the daily battle of life. It is the master key for opening the realm of health and happiness. It is the corner stone of bliss and unalloyed felicity. It is the only specific that keeps up true manliness. Therefore keep up Brahmacharya by all means. Brahmacharya is freedom from sexual thoughts and desires. Preserve the vital fluid. It is the life-force in you. You will enjoy supreme bliss. A perfect Brahmachari can move the world, can command the five elements, like Sant Jnana Deva.
Brahmacharya is the basis for acquiring immortality. Brahmacharya brings material progress and psychic advancement. It is the substratum for a life of peace in the Atman. It is a potent weapon for waging war against the internal Asuras, viz., Kama, Krodha, Lobha, etc. It contributes perennial joy, uninterrupted and undecaying bliss. It gives tremendous energy, clear brain, gigantic will-power, bold understanding, retentive memory and good Vichara Sakti. Through Brahmacharya and Brahmacharya alone you can get physical, mental and spiritual advancement in life.
The vital energy, the Virya, supports your life. It is the Prana of Pranas which shines in your sparkling eyes, which beams in your blooming cheeks. It is a great treasure for you. It is the quintessence of blood. One drop of semen is manufactured out of forty drops of blood. Mark here how valuable this fluid is!
Brahmacharya or spotless chastity is the best of all panaceas. One who has perfect control over the sexual energy attains powers unobtainable by any other means. The door to Nirvana or perfection is complete Brahmacharya. Complete celibacy is the master-key to open the realms of elysian bliss. The avenue to the abode of supreme peace begins from Brahmacharya or purity. Ojas is spiritual energy that is stored up in the brain. By sublime thoughts, meditation, Japa, worship and Pranayama, sexual energy can be transmuted into Ojas Sakti and stored up in the brain. This energy can be utilised for divine contemplation and spiritual pursuits.
That man in whom the sex-idea is deep-rooted can never dream of understanding Vedanta and realising Brahman even in one hundred crores of births. Sexual Vasanas (subtle desires) are more powerful than other Vasanas. Therefore you will have to direct all your efforts to subduing the sexual Vasanas. Narada says in his Bhakti Sutras: "These (sexual) propensities, though they at first are like ripples, acquire the proportions of a sea, on account of bad company" (Sutra 45). Therefore avoid evil company at all costs.
What is the state of your mind, when you attend a ball-room dance or nautch party, or when you read the ‘Mysteries of the Court of London?’ What is the state of your mind when you attend the Satsanga party of a realised sage at Banares on the banks of the Ganga, or when you study the soul-elevating classical Upanishads? Compare and contrast your mental states. Remember, friend, that there is nothing so utterly ruinous to the soul as evil company. One should not talk even of stories of women, the luxurious ways of rich persons, rich foods, vehicles, politics, silken clothing, flowers, scents, etc. Because the mind gets easily excited; it will begin to imitate the ways of luxurious persons. Desires will crop up. Attachment also will come in.
Obscene pictures, vulgar words, novels which deal with love stories, excite passion and produce ignoble, mean, undesirable sentiments in the heart. Whereas, the sight of a good picture of Lord Krishna or Lord Rama or Lord Jesus or Lord Buddha and the hearing of the sublime songs of Suradas, Tulasidas or Tyagaraja induce noble sentiments, holy thrill in the heart and produce tears of joy and Prem, and elevate the mind to Bhava Samadhi instantaneously. Do you clearly see the difference now?
He who has wasted the vital energy becomes easily irritable, loses his balance of mind and gets into a state of explosive fury for trifling things. When a man becomes furious, he behaves improperly. He will do anything he likes. He will even insult his parents, Guru and respectable persons. He does not know what he is exactly doing, as he loses his power of reasoning and discrimination. It behoves, therefore, that an aspirant who tries to develop good behaviour must preserve the vital energy. Preservation of this divine energy leads to attainment of strong willpower, good behaviour, spiritual exaltation and Sreya or Moksha eventually.
There is no harm in looking at a beautiful woman. You can admire her beauty and think that the beauty in her face is the beauty of the Lord. Beauty is God. Woman brings the message that God is Beauty of beauties. Woman is the symbol of beauty. There should not be any lustful look (Drishti Dosha). The angle of vision must be changed as indicated above.
Again and again think that the beauty of the face is the beauty of the Lord. Godly feeling will arise when you look at a woman or a beautiful picture. Study the tenth chapter of the Gita—Vibhuti Yoga, again and again.
Physical Brahmacharya must be strictly practised at first. Control the body. Mental purity or mental Brahmacharya will gradually manifest.
Lead a well regulated moral life. Moral strength is the backbone of spiritual progress. Ethical culture is part and parcel of spiritual Sadhana. Loss of this vital energy is tantamount to practical death. Heavy loss of the vital energy is the cause of desire, miseries and premature death. Therefore take particular care to preserve this vital energy. Keep up Brahmacharya or the vow of celibacy. By the observance of Brahmacharya many of the sages of yore have attained immortality. It is the source of new strength, vigour, vitality and success in life and eternal happiness hereafter.
By Sri Swami Sivananda
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Whom to blame ...!!!

boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a Loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes.
When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle Open.

He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter.

The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its color and drank it all.

It happened to be a poisonous medicine Meant for adults in small dosages.
When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband.

When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child,

He looked at his wife and uttered just five words.


1. What were the five words?
2. What is the implication of this story?

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The husband just said "I am with you Darling"

The husband's totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior.

The Child is dead. He can never be brought back to life.

There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away, this would not have happened.

No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.

If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world.

"A journey of a thousand miles Begins with a single step."

Take off all your envies, jealousies, selfishness, and fears. And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.


Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame,
whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know. By this Way
we miss out some warmth in human relationship.

Source: Email from a Dear Soul...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

मुन्नी इस्कूल जाएगी . ..!

मै ना जानु पढ़ना लिखना,
लेकिन मुन्नी को हे पढ़ना,
अच्छी शिक्षा पाएगी
जब मुन्नी इस्कूल जाएगी . . .

रोज मजूरी कितनी मिलती,
मै ना जानु कोई गिनती
वो मुझसे गिनवाएगी
जब मुन्नी इस्कूल जाएगी . . .

दूर कभी चिठ्ठी हो देनी
मेरी बात लिखेगी मुन्नी
ख़त मे वो छाजाएगी
जब मुन्नी इस्कूल जाएगी . . .

हर मुश्किल से उसको लढना
कुछ भी हो आगे हे बढ़ना
अच्छे नंबर लाएगी
जब मुन्नी इस्कूल जाएगी . . .

जीवन कटा हे सहेते सहेते
थोडा हसते थोडा रोते
वो गीत खुशीके गाएगी
जब मुन्नी इस्कूल जाएगी . . .


श्रोत कड़ी: यार!! कर के तो देखो!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

पृथ्वी घंटा २०१०

कल यानि २७ मार्च शनिवार को समस्त विश्व "पृथ्वी घंटा - २०१०" मानाने की तैयारी में जुटा है, "पृथ्वी घंटा" अभियान २००७ में सिडनी, आस्ट्रेलिया के करीब २२ लाख परिवारों एवं कारोबारिओं द्वारा एक घंटे के लिए बिजली का उपयोग नहीं कर, वातावरण/जलवायु परिवर्तन के जागरूकता स्वरूप अपना रुख अभिव्यक्त करने के लिए शुरू किया गया| भारत देश में यह अभियान फिछले साल २००९ को शुरू किया गया|

पृथ्वी घंटा 27 मार्च शनिवार को रात्री 8:30 से 9:३० तक होता है| जलवायु में तेजी से हो रहे परिवर्तन के के बचाव स्वरूप यह एक वैश्विक ज़ज्बा बन गया है| आप भी इसमें भाग लें और अपने आस-पास के लोगों में भी इसके प्रति जागरूकता फैलाएं, ये न सोचें की, अरे! १ घंटे बिजली बचा के क्या उखड़ जायेगा, बिजली की इतनी चोरी एवं बर्बादी होती है तो इस एक घंटे से कितना बचया जा सकेगा? सोचे बूंद-बूंद से ही सागर बना है, यदि हम विश्व के समस्त लोग एकजुट हो एकसाथ एक ही कार्य को अंजाम दें तो उसका कितना प्रभावशाली असर सामने आएगा! अभी से ही यह इंतजाम कर लें की कल रात्रि ८:३० से ९:३० तक बिजली का इस्तेमाल नहीं करना है और उसके अनुरूप कोई वैकल्पिक इन्तेजाम भी कर लें ताकि ज्यादा परेशानी न होने पाए|



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

हम होंगे कामयाब / We shall overcome

"हम होंगे कामयाब..." यह गीत हम बचपन से ही बड़ी ही सिद्धत एवं समर्पण से गुनगुनाते आये हैं, यह गीत सुनते ही रोम-रोम प्रफुल्लित हो उठता है, एक अजीब सा ज़ज्बा जग उठता है.... इस गीत से हमारी मिट्टी की खुशबू, संस्कृति, देशभक्ति और एकजुटता छलकती है|

अब तक  मैं यही समझता था की इस गीत को "गिरिजाकुमार माथुर"   जी ने लिखा है, पिछले दिनों जब मैंने फिल्म "My Name is Khaan" देखा तो उसमें "We Shall Overcome" गीत सुना, लगा अरे ये तो अपना "हम होंगे कामयाब है..." वही बोल, वही धुन, वही का वही ज़ज्बा.... बहुत ही गर्वित महसूस हुआ..... की हमारी धरोहर विदेशों में भी उतनी ही सिद्धत से गाई जाती है, उत्सुकता जगी की इस सम्बन्ध में और जानकारी हासिल करूँ, सो बस लगा गूगलिंग करने... 

अरे!... ये क्या ..... "We Shall Overcome ..." तो १९००वीं सदी में फिलाडेल्फिया के 'चार्ल्स अल्बर्ट तिन्डली' द्वारा रचित ईसाई उपदेश (Gospell Music) के अंश हैं| इस गीत का 'अमरीकी सिविल अधिकार आन्दोलन' में 'विरोध गीत' के रूप में खूब इस्तेमाल किया गया था|

खूब कहा है किसी ने की गीत-संगीत की कोई भाषा या मजहब नहीं होती| 


होंगे कामयाब,
होंगे कामयाब,
हम होंगे कामयाब एक दिन,
हो, हो, मन में है विश्वास
पूरा है विश्वास
हम होंगे कामयाब एक दिन

होगी शान्ति चारों ओर
होगी शान्ति चारों ओर
होगी शान्ति चारों ओर एक दिन
हो, हो, मन में है विश्वास
पूरा है विश्वास
होगी शान्ति चारों ओर एक दिन

हम चलेंगे साथ साथ
डाले हाथों में हाथ
हम चलेंगे साथ साथ एक दिन
हो, हो, मन में है विश्वास
पूरा है विश्वास
हम चलेंगे साथ साथ एक दिन

नहीं डर किसी का आज
नहीं भय किसी का आज
नहीं डर किसी का आज के दिन
हो, हो, मन में है विश्वास
पूरा है विश्वास
नहीं डर किसी का आज के दिन


We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day

Oh, deep in my heart
I do believe
We shall overcome some day

We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand
We'll walk hand in hand some day

We shall all be free
We shall all be free
We shall all be free some day

We are not afraid
We are not afraid
We are not afraid some day

We are not alone
We are not alone
We are not alone some day

The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around
The whole wide world around some day

We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day

सम्बंधित कड़ियाँ:
हम होंगे कामयाब...
We Shall Overcome ...
गिरिजाकुमार माथुर

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Communication Skills in 8 easy step

Hey friends here are communication skills in 8 easy steps.

These video tutorials are a great tool to improve communication as well as interpersonal skills.

Watch it and practice it to improve also help others to improve. It will be great if you will practise these techniques in group of at least two or better among more...

Wherever we go and we find it very common that in one or other situation we have to communicate with a group of people or have to interact with person to person, communicating with peoples demands us lots of energy and skills which somehow is seen lacking with most of people, large with students and freshers. And it can be overcome by self realisation and interpersonal skills. Remember Nothing is imposible in this world! As Immposible it self states that "Im Possible"

Yes… communication, communication, communication. Every Marketing/Product or People’s Manager will tell you that this is the key to success and who am I to tell you otherwise! It is true! The way you communicate helps other people to form an opinion about you, about your ideas or about a product that you want to sell or buy. It doesn’t matter much if you have great ideas and you can’t transmit them in a effective way. Communication is a two-way process (speaking and listening) and you can’t be an effective communicator if you don’t master both. I came across a website that gives you some tips about communication strategies. Here are my own:

  • Start by always mention the points in common and accept different opinions by others
  • Nonverbal communication. What you do and how you do it is as important as your words.
  • Transmit something that others can find useful. Find what they need and work on it!
  • Be confident when you speak, being thoughtful but not emotional
  • Keep different opinions out of the personal level. “Attack” divergent opinions, not the one that represents it
  • Have a logical and organized presentation and avoid mixing concepts or ideas. Try to be clear and effective

Comunication Skills

“Remember the five “C’s” of communication – Clarity, Completeness, Conciseness, Concreteness and Correctness.”

This is, in my opinion, one of the best skills a person can have and I have to be honest, “easier said than done”. This is my own personal battle and an ongoing area for development.

Pasted from: João Rufino’s Blog

Video Source: Yes For Shatheesh