Mar 30, 2013

A ship is safe in harbour, but that is not what a ship was built for. Begin with yourself. There is no time to waste. It is your duty to do your part. The Kingdom of God cometh not with observation; neither shall they say, Lo here or, lo there! For behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.

(Source: Mindchow & Bible)

Mar 28, 2013

That man is disciplined and happy who can prevail over the turmoil that springs from desire and anger. Before you desire to control the universe, you must first be able to completely control yourself. 
( Sun Myung Moon)

Mar 26, 2013

Very Nice Article

You are more Important than every THING that has come into your life.

The husband gifted a new car to his wife for her birthday. He first handed over the keys, then a pouch with all necessary documnets, including her driving license, and followed it up with a long hug. He then offered to take care of the children and asked her to go on a long drive. She thanked him with a kiss and she was gone with her auto-baby. Hardly a kilometre into the drive, she hit a median. She was safe, but the car was dented. She was consumed with guilt, " What will I tell him? How will he take it?" Thoughts and feelings ran amok. The police were quick to arrive at the accident scene.

"Can we see your license?" they demanded. Her hands still shivering, she reached for the pouch that her husband had given her. With tears rolling down her cheeks, as she picked the license from the pouch she noticed a 'post it' on it with her husband's handwriting, "Honey, in case of an accident, please remember, it is you that I love and not the car. Loving you."
Blessed are those who have understood that they be loving people and using things, and not loving things and using people.
A scratch on the car makes our blood pressure go up......but we don't seem to mind a scratch in our heart. I know of a man who broke an artefact by intentionally throwing it on the floor and then remarked, "For eighteen years it has been giving me tension- if it breaks , if it falls down.....I thought it was time to show who the boss is and gain some peace of mind."
I know of another person who gave a party because his Mercedez Benz was rammed and jammed in an accident. He explained, " Though the car is completely damaged, nothing happened to me, who was inside the car. Now that I am okay I can buy another car, but if the automobile was intact and I was gone- it wouldn't have made much sense."
Our life began with the 60-rupee toy car. When it broke, we cried. Then we upgraded oursleves to the 2000- rupee remote controlled car. When that got damaged, we wept. Then we were gifted the 20,000 rupee battery-operated car. When that stopped working, we were depressed. Then came the 4-lakh car, after that the 22-lakh SUV, followed by the 86-lakh luxury sedan....And , every time something happened to this machine, whether a scratch or a dent, the mercury of our tensions and worries went up. All in all, it seems our toys have grown, but we haven't.
A toy is just a toy. Buy toys. Buy more and more toys. But give them their rightful place. They are just there to be useful to you, to make your life comfortable and to entertain you. Don't ever waste another drop of your precious tears for a toy, no matter how dear the toy may be. After all, you are the dearest of them all.

(Source- Extracts from Unposted Letter)

Mar 19, 2013

Today is an eternal gift. Not everyone who went to sleep last night woke up this morning. The very fact you did, some force above still thinks you are worthy of another "Today". Recognise the heart of the divine behind this 24-hour material. Know, "Today" is a providential gift. Realise, abusing the gift is abusing the giver. Wasting a day of your life will amount to abusing the giver of this gift.
Today you will trade one day of your life for what you will get in return. So, make your today as productive as you can.
Buddha said, " Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, atleast we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, atleast we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so let us all be thankful."
(Source:- TTR, The Vocie Ra)

Mar 13, 2013

A young man asked Socrates the secret of success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met.
Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The man struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there unltil he started turning blue.
The young man struggled hard and finally managed to get out and the first thing he did was to gasp and take a deep breath. Socrates asked “What you wanted the most when you were there?” The man replied “air”.

Socrates said “that’s the most secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted air, you will get it. There is no other secret.”
A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great result.


Mar 6, 2013

A giant ship engine failed
The ship's owners tried one expert after another
but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine
Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young
He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.
Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do.

After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something.
Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed!
A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for 10,000 Dollars.

"What?! the owners exclaimed. He hardly did anything!"

So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill!
The man sent a bill that read :

Tapping with a hammer- $2.00

Knowing where to tap- $9,9998.00

"Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference!


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