Thursday, April 28, 2011

Peace in life !

We spend most of our life running after things, doing things. We forget that being comes before doing. Those who remember this secret make an effort to "be" and discover that when they stop and observe, life helps and brings whatever is needed. Learning to be is learning to be at peace. It is our most fundamental nature.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Change is constant !

It is wise to bend rather than to break. Those who change will get spiritual wisdom. Conversely, those who have wisdom will decide to change. Change is the first law of Nature

In Hindi it is said--"फल आने पर डालियाँ विनम्रता से झुक जाती हैं "

What stops us to bend ? It is our EGO ! It is false ego which doesn't allow us to bend or accept the situations coming our way.

Those who learn from surroundings, past experiences and their own mistakes, they tend to rectify and correct themselves by bringing a positive change in there persona.

This constructive change enhances their beauty and make them more acceptable and desirable by all. No one can remain the same after some time. we change every moment and we are at times a completely different person with a positive change in us.

So we can say that change is the only thing which is constant। We are dead as rock if we do not change. Let's welcome the beautiful changes in ourselves and surrounding as well.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Modesty

Humility dismisses nothing, rather, it takes even small things into consideration। It recognises that whatever life presents, needs to be respected. Small things are easily found in something big, but inside little things there is often greatness.

A man is deprived of all the beauty if he/she is not blessed with modesty. Modesty is a virtue, as essential as oxygen in our lives. Without this virtue, one can never rise very high in his life.

Modesty helps in solving many problems, building healthy relationships and often it soothes a man in peril. Humility pays and it works wonders.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Inner beauty

Our thoughts reflect our inner beauty. Our culture , education . thinking , upbringing everything gets reflected in our views. If we become more adaptive and tolerant towards the ignorance of people , we can peacefully find ways for the upliftment of society. This way we constantly work on our thinking and attitude as well which in turn enhances our inner beauty.

While we spend much time 'making up' our faces to ensure our appearance is beautiful for others, we forget to make up our minds. This is not about making decisions. Making up our mind means ensuring that our thoughts are positive and our feelings towards others are filled with good wishes. When we do, others begin to sense a deeper beauty emanating from beneath the skin! This is inner beauty, which should not be hidden behind your face. Let the real you show through.

The reality , originality and purity glows and shines like anything.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Who is Anna Hazare ?

1. Who is Anna Hazare?

An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What's so special about him?

He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what?

This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.

In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India . It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok,...?

This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?

He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India .

6. How that can be possible?

He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

8. It's an entirely new thing right..?

In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?

The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.

Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?

A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?

Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.

Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

10. Ok, got it. What can I do?

At least we can spread the message. How?

Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.

At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India .

At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.

At least we can pray for his good health.

Thanks for reading.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Contentment

Contentment is a great virtue, though it may not attract one's attention at first.Those who are truly content are usually quiet about it. It is a pleasure to be in their company, because they are full, peaceful, and generous.

Most people consider amassing wealth to be their prime duty। But just see what physical, mental and spiritual strain is involved ! Even if all this can be endured, how many people actually succeed in getting rich? Very few are able to get as much as they want. After going through so much trouble to get it, one cannot keep it for very long. When we die, everything turns to dust. A king today may be penniless tomorrow.


The same goes for titles and honour. To acquire them involves all kinds of physical, mental and spiritual problems, often with damage to health and wealth. Even if you succeed, your life is spent worrying about how to maintain your prestige. In addition to this, social and political upheaval can break you. So after thinking over these things, we have to conclude that getting rich or going after name and fame can never be the aim of our life.

What can it be, then? Is there something which is unaffected by actions? Such a thing has to be related to soul. As far as accumulating wealth, titles and honour are concerned, we may succeed or fail, but the method we employ to get them definitely uplifts or degrades our soul. Obviously, the principal aim of life is spiritual upliftment, which can give true peace and happiness..