Sunday, December 31, 2006

Wish you a Happy New Year 2007

Dear Friends, its time to say bye bye 2006 and wellcome 2007! I wish you warm seasons greetings from the bottom of my heart and hope that the coming new year will give you all fortune, good health, peace, prosperity, love and boundless joy to you and your loved ones. It is also strange that people start new year with being up late in night and partying and often drinking alcohol and in that state of mind they party to welcome new year but I do hope that some people make short term goals and have inner discipline and motivation to make them into tangible benefits that they reap in 2007. For those few let me bow down to them and say that they are the ones who make all the difference to their and others life. It is a good feeling to welcome 2007 with hope, positive expectations, discipline, fun, frolic, and being with the ones whom we love. Peace to you all. Amen!

Motivation, insecurity and burning all bridges except one!

I am told that security is a myth. It is present either in a mother’s womb or a prison. Mother’s womb because yet to be born baby in normal circumstances is taken care of with love and affection. And prison because it is not the prisoner but the jailer who is concerned about his prisoner. In fact it’s funny to know that between the walls, the prisoners as well as jailer both are actually trapped. The jailor is trapped in outside world yet confined to that wall in prison. Insecurity is certain. And why not? But many of us refuse to accept that we are insecure. I am not telling anything negative but its like if you have hurt your leg, say you have a fracture and some stranger says, hey may I help you in your work looking at your injury you will say thank you so much. But if a stranger says hey! I think you are mentally imbalance may I help you and you will repel at this statement and say who the hell are you? So is the case with insecurity. Many of us had goals and we do have them. But with passage of time we forget them and change our life pattern to suit the lifestyle that others desired for us. So, a person who was a potential poet or dreamt of being a poet will become a doctor, a person who dreams of being a movie star becomes engineer. Insecurity made them that way and in their hearts they are not happy. That’s why when you go to a doctor or engineer or any professional or businessman you will know that besides their professional personality they have some inborn sense of some different field. Think deeper; they changed their goals due to insecurity and other things in life. But many people despite adverse situations do not change their goals. They stick to their goals come what ever may and then they often realize their goals. The following story is just for those few people. Many people change their goals but very few stick to their guts. Those are the people who make lots of difference and they are very rare. Insecurity is a motivator if we think positive here’s the story It so happened that there was an island that had about 250 families. People use to help each other and they had their own little country. They had agriculture, physicians, scholars, businessmen and a very good king. Everything was fine. Everyone had their jobs and use to help each other. They even had their own army of 200 young men. One night, this island was attacked. The king sent one of the young man to go in the boat and see the opponent strength. The man on orders of king returns and tells that the enemy has about 800 soldiers. There was a gloom on this part of island. The king tells their soldiers that we have two options. One is to surrender so that there is no loss of life and bear the consequences if they will make us slaves or the last option is to fight it out and this has to be decided fast. The young soldiers decide that either way we are insecure so let’s die fighting for the land. They roar that we will fight. They also tell the king to give them motivation and they are ready to die for their king. The king, says will you obey my orders? They all say yes! We will obey your orders come what ever may but please give us motivation. The king asks for his commander in chief to tell how many boats are there with us. The commander tells the king that we have 40 boats to fight with the approaching enemy. The king orders the commander to first burn all the boats. With his orders, all the boats are burnt. The approaching enemy halts the attack as they do not know why the fire is coming from island. The enemy is confused. And then the king says…my deal soldiers, I don’t need to give you motivation. You trusted me and I burnt all your boats. Now you have the weapons and the fire in your belly. There is no other escape route. Each soldier has to kill four men in the enemy. There was not much time left for imagination. Every one knew only one thing that they have to do or die. They have to kill as many enemies to save their lives. The battle started and it went for 8 hours and then And it happened. These people won this battle! They burnt all the escape bridges and had only one goal and they succeeded!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Glass of Milk

I got this story from my niece...here it goes
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it so slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?" "You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness." He said ... "Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart." As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.. Many year's later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case. After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words . "Paid in full with one glass of milk" (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly. Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands." There's a saying which goes something like this: Bread cast on the waters comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?! The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which -- To burn Don't you think there is GOD in GOOD...

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Optical illusions – Stereograms

Friends! While I travel, I had a look at optical illusions. They fascinate me. Now think of it! What if I tell you that within minute you will see a 3D image right at your computer, And right now! Yes! All you have to do is to concentrate your eyes by clicking the visual pictures above, and maybe you will be able to see. In the initial stages you will have a little difficulty but once you master this art, you may love to goggle and spend time looking for Stereograms. How to do it? click the last picture or roses it will be enlarged. Well take the last picture of roses...look at your computer image of roses with two dark pink dots above the roses,at the center of it. It should be blurry. Focus as though you are looking through the image into the distance. Very slowly move the image away from your face until the two dots of roses above the image turn into three dots. the focus should be like when you squit your eyes...there itself when those two pink dots with little concerntration and squit eyes will become three dots...movie a little away keeping the same concerntration and then look at the whole picture...you will find a 3d image to your surprise.
When you clearly see three dots then hold on for a while, and slowly look at the picture, you will find depth in the picture and you will remember some of the 3d movies that you saw in theatere. Click above the pictures for enlarged ones. All the best! The first picture you see is of an UFO second is an Aquarium third being a dinasour in Jurassic park fourth is Hukleberry finn and fifth is a hidden heart in roses!

Friday, November 24, 2006

When Jathimalli went to stage

We sometimes are afraid of stage and public speaking. It happend this year with none other then Jathimalli. We all were gathered on new year eve in Malasia and welcoming 2006. It was a large gathering of 500 people. I was on back stage and thought that let me pull a prank on Jathimalli.
My friends Chamy Tan and Babdi Lee are quite creative in their pranks to tease Jathimalli ji. So they go to the stage and announce
"Hey Chamitooo! the evening is going well"
"Hey Babs you bet!"
"Say why dont we introduce the next public speaker"
"Oh yeah! she is the one who can play Sitar like a rockstar"
"Oh yes! and she rocks"
Jathimalli was in the audience and thought that they are playing a prank but she did not know what to expect.
"So, let us invite none other then the guiness world record holder Ms.Jathimalli and listen to her in awe how she plays Sitar in Guitar way...Ms.Malli can you please share your divine experience?"
Everyone was curious, and the spotlight went on Jathimalli. With no other option she was in limelight and had to walk to the stage and everyone started clapping and of course the bunch of yo yo guys started to hoot!
She walks up to stage (in slow motion) and starts her speech
"Human mind! Human mind is extraordinary...you know...right from the birth and till death it functions very effectievly"
She does not know what to speak. She has this faint feeling that she may get drowsy with rum choclates that she ate.
"Human mind ! ahhh every extraordinary, you know right from birth till death its extraordinary ... but it stops and does not know what to do at one point...when you are on stage and you have a mike"

The way to the truth

“You had thorn in your feet, you take another thorn to remove the stung thorn and then you throw both the thorns” It happened in 1986. Two youths left to Kanyakumari down south in India and joined an aashram of a very wise mystic guru. While Rajendra was very intelligent, his friend Ved was just average. While Rajendra knew all the scriptures and still had some doubts about religions, Ved was not at all well versed. But both got attracted to the guru’s teaching and his Satsang. Its 2006 now. Rajendra still has not attained what he looked for. His mind is still in doubt. When he gets the answer of one another question comes up. And Ved has nothing else to ask to his guru. 20 years have passed. Everyday Rajendra comes up with some question or other and then fed up with his being in aashram. He tells Rajendra that he should quit being a Saanyasi. “But I want to know the truth” “How will you know truth through your mind? Your own knowledge is a hindrance to you. In the initial stage knowledge is needed but remember that knowledge is a thorn. And you take another thorn to remove that thorn and then throw both of them” “I joined you because I liked your disclosures I was attracted to your mind” “You were attracted not because of my mind, actually your mind had doubts and you thought I gave more clarity to it” “You gave me sanyaas” “I did not, you asked for it, what I gave you was compassion” “What is my mistake?” “That you always questioned from mind, you did not drop it, and your heart chakra was never active. You loved only yourself.” It is true that knowledge is needed in initial stages but then knowledge will not lead you to the doors of heaven. Love is the only way. knowledge is limited but love is not.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

When to stop?

Chamy Tan takes his son Ching Choo Tan to the 7th heaven pub. They have many drinks and are now very dizzy. Ching Choo asks Pa! Tell me when to stop? When is the right time? Chamy points to the opposite table where a couple is seated one man and his wife. He says do you see those four men? When they will appear not to be four but 5 it’s the right time to stop. Ching Choo Tan says, but Pa there are not 4 people there…I think I see 8.
Later both go out of the pub and sit in the car and are about to start the car but a policeman comes and tells hey mister! you just cant walk how are you going to go home? Chamy Tan and Ching choo Tan laugh out loud and say Yes! officer we are drunk and cant walk but who said we cant drive!!!

Balance

There was a powerful emperor who has conquered many countries and there was no need for him to go for greener pastures. The people in his nation were quite content and happy. The taxes were less and trade flourished. Happiness, health and prosperity were blooming in his rule this was his golden of his dynasty. This king was wise for his age. He had best of the advisers and he promoted art and culture to flourish too. It so occurred to him that when he will die, what is he going to take from this world? He has done charity, he has done what ever he can in good faith of god and yet he thought what is it that I am going to take from this world? Will I make any difference? No! Even if I die either my son will rule or some other person. What can I give then to this world? Then the king thought let me call a counsel and get the best wise men to gather all the positive, life giving, and inspirational knowledge to the world where my men will study all the great personalities and then compile the knowledge in volumes. The next day he puts forth his idea and everyone obviously agrees. It took more then 500 men and eleven years to gather all the knowledge that is needed for a human being to progress in life. But there was a problem. It took 20 men to carry the volumes of books that were compiled. The king was in dilemma. He ordered his men to cut the volumes and get only the gist of the knowledge. Only the bear essentials facts have to be put and remove all those things that are not needed. After a year the men bought 20 volumes of books and yet king told them that still reduce it. Make it more precise. I just want one book. Again it took 8 months for those hard working wise men to separate essential from non-essential. And then a 300 pages book was presented to the king. The king heard every word with utmost interest and yet he was not happy. He ordered that no matter it takes more time reduce it to just 20 pages. Now this was next to impossible. Yet who deny the king? So it took again a year to come with what king wanted. When it was read to the king he was happy and showered his men with precious gifts and words of gratitude. But he told them to reduce it to just one page. The king told that it may look absurd but don’t be surprised if I may then tell you to reduce what you have been doing for years to even one line. So again there was a debate with clever wise men and they too did not want to give up. Those men worked hard, and came up with just half a page. The king was mighty happy with the hard work his men were keeping with. He in fact, joked upon himself that if he was not the king this would not have been possible and he told his people that it would not be wrong if you people think that I am mad but I want you people to make this into just one line. By this time those wise men knew what was coming as they were with this work for years now and everyone had a hearty laugh. But wise men are not fools. They know that their king is anything but a fool. They know that he has hunger for knowledge and he was the seeker of truth he was not only spiritual man but also very practical one. After 3 months, they came up with what king has ordered. And it was just one line. In fact it had just four words. Imagine it took them so many years to first seek the right knowledge and then they reduced the whole gamut of knowledge in just four words. When king read that he was most satisfied. He rewarded his folks with gratitude and wanted these four words to be understood by every person in practice. What were the four words? What was in those four words that have taken years of clever research of wise men? What magic would be in those words that had that would stand the test of time in any given situation? Those four words were “This too shall pass” So when we are being praised, the world sings to our tunes, when we get highest recognition, when it seems that world is at our feet, when we feel we can touch the stars, when other people are praising us and when everything is going great remember the four words – this too shall pass But when the world is bad to us, when life seems a burden, when care is pressing you down a bit, when no body is there to love you, when no body understands you, when ill luck is your companion, when bad times are playing tricks on you, when you have relationships problems, when nothing seems to going right remember the four words – this too shall pass

Classroom – who bothered?

When I was learning film making we had all kinds of lectures. Some of them were quite boring. The theory of identification was the most boring of them all as our teacher Mr.Mathur would start a topic and then forget what he is telling and jump to some other topic. One such topic started was the problem of ever growing population in India and how India will over take China in just few decades. And then out of the blue Mr.Mathur started a new topic on birth control and contraceptives and condoms. If that was not enough, he went to extent of Vatican view on birth control and this was turning of something very boring and Mr.Mathur goes on with his talk… Pope too was taking wise men counsel and they all came with natural birth control exercise that if you do that after physical love making, you will not get child and all that and then he went to tell that despite this remedies people still produce children, we all are creatures of lust, and he told who bothered? About Vatican views? Who bothered? Silence! Then I told him “Pope” Pope bothered sir!

When astrology fails

This story dates back over 600 odd years in ancient India. Parth was a poor farmer. Last year he had given up on his agriculture and worked as a bonded laborer. He had two children and an understanding wife but he lived in guilt because he could not give two morsels of food to them. In fact for him, the most difficult challenge was - when the next square meal comes from. He always talked to lord Shiva but he could not bear him self the burden of life. He often thought that he should end this life but then stopped doing it because he has a family. His friends often told that take your horoscope to Aryabhatta and see what remedy he can give you. Aryabhatta was a famous astrologer in those times. He was undisputed in his predictions. His knowledge of astrology was so much profound that he would predict next ten years eclipses. The people believed him because what ever he had predicted has come true for the betterment of not only kings, but common men. Parth sets out to meet Aryabhatta covering many miles and finally at dusk he reaches Aryabhatta house. He goes to where Aryabhatta is seated and bows before him and tells him that he has come with his horoscope and he wants to know his future and hands the horoscope to Aryabhatta. The astrologer looks at the horoscope and a gloom falls onto his face. It (horoscope) calculations clearly tell that Parth would die at 2 in the night. Now astrologer thinks that it would not be a good idea to tell Parth that he will die hence he tells that O Partha, I cannot give predictions at this time as the sun has set, why you don’t come tomorrow as this is against the rules of astrology to tell me your future at the time of sunset. Parth tells Aryabhatta that he will surely come tomorrow and bows down to the astrologer and goes away. Aryabhatta tells disciples that we will not be able to see him again as he is going to die at 2 in the night. The next day, a disciple comes running to Aryabhatta and tells that Parth is waiting downstairs. Aryabhatta whose prediction has never gone wrong even to the extent of knowing if the horoscope is right or wrong for the first time he gets to know that according to his calculations, the farmer must be dead by now and still living? Aryabhatta goes to his consulting chamber and Parth stands up and bows down to him. Aryabhatta himself goes to Parth and touch him to know if it is really the farmer or his ghost. But when he touches him he knows that he is not dead. So the astrologer asks for his horoscope and it’s again clearly written that he will die at 2 in the night. There must be some intervention. He asks Parth, O farmer can you tell me what you did yesterday after taking your leave? The farmer says why I am new to this place and I don’t know anyone hence I thought it would not be nice to go and ask for a nights rest in anybody’s home. I am not that rich to take boarding and lodging as life has been hard on me. So I thought I will go to the end of village, find a tree and then sleep and leave the rest to god. And what did you do after that? Well, when I went there, I found that there is an abandoned Shiva temple. I thought it would not be right for me to sleep under a tree as some wild animal may come and eat me as it is my time is running bad hence I thought let me go and sleep in the Shiva temple. And what you did after that? Ah, I could not get sleep. I came to you with utmost faith and I had many questions in life. I thought let me see my life like a play and then I was going through my past and then a thought crossed my mind. Wait sorry to interrupt you, what time it was in the night and what was your thought at that time? Well, I might be say 2 in the night and I saw lord Shiva linga no body cleans this temple. I thought why not make use of this time and I started to talk to the lord telling him to change my destiny, requesting him to make my family happy, and by doing so I cleaned the entire temple. I don’t know but in silence peace prevailed there, that which I have not experience in my entire life. So I told the lord that give me problems but also in between give me little joy where I can see my family happy. Aryabhatta listens to this man who has through his unconditional love towards his family and genuine feelings has melt lord Shiva heart. He hands over the horoscope to Parth and tells him that all your problems are solved. Go back to your home and rejoice in the name of god as your good time has just started.

Class room - Selective listening

Psychologists are now working on a new theory called selective listening. You listen to only that which is important to you and nothing more. But how to know what is important and unimportant? Ha! I told you those psychologists are debating. Now let’s take a joke on this selective listening that is one of my favorite. The location is Harvard University. There are over hundred students gathered in a classroom as it was announced that Mr.Steve King would come and lecture on ghosts. And Mr.King through his power point presentations gives the pictures of ghosts and also some audio clips. Later it’s an open forum. Question and answer time. Where Mr.king has a question and asks who has seen a ghost? Raise your hands please! 20 hands are raised! Mr.King knows that he such number of people are possible so he asks more specific question. He asks how many of you in the class room have actually felt a ghost? 12 hands are raised. Then he asks the class room more specific question…how many of you have had the privilege where ghosts have talked to you? Again 8 hands are raised. So Mr.King narrows his question and tells the class room, Ok how many of you have made love to a ghost? One hand rises! Oh! My I can’t believe it! There is a person who has made love to a ghost! Well young man may I know your name please? Duh! What? Your name please?? Oh yes my name is Mohan Ok Mr.Mohan why don’t you come to the dais and share your experience please? Uh Ok! So Mr.Mohan comes to the dais and is handed over the mike. Mr.King tells Mohan ok tell your experience of making love to Ghosts Whaaaaa did ya say? Mr.King again tells Mohan please tell your experience of making love to ghosts! Mohan replies…Ghosts? Duh! I thought you were all this while talking about Goats!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

In madhouse with Moontears, Jess & the Queen!

This is very old story that dates back to last millennium. There was a beautiful girl name Moontears in her late 20’s who drank wine and announced to all the people that she is the messenger of god and her word is final. Jesus Christ is out of date and stands cancelled. She has come to give new revelations to the world. She told that some new things have to be added to Bible and Jesus was messenger up to this period on earth, but since I have arrived - you have to listen to me. It was very surprising that a messenger will come in female form. The word went to the queen and her majesty tells to put Moontears into Victoria’s secret jail. The queen herself went and told her “Moonie, I am giving you one day time to prove that you are the real messenger and if you are not proving then I have to keep you in madhouse.” Moontears laughed. She told hey “Dyo Dyo Queeney bee, it’s written in scriptures that messengers are always treated badly so this proves that I am a messenger appointed by god. Only god has appointed me and only he can change anything”. After 24 hours, Moontears is taken to yo yo mad house. The queen comes and tells her to get well soon from her madness and when this is going on other blond girl who was having coffee with a banana, by name Jess, was held in mad house started laughing. So the queen asked why you are laughing Jess? She said “I have never appointed this woman to be messenger I won’t allow such non sense. After Jesus Christ I have not allowed any messenger to come to earth”

The difference and the deception

What happens when a painter has got it all at a young age of 23? Agatsya was a painter in ancient Bihar and his fame was wide spread. He never worked for money and he wanted to give up painting as he felt that he has done it all. He wanted to paint his last stroke on canvas and he announced that he will search the most innocent face on earth and then after that he will retire to pursue other interests in life.
A search started to find one of the most innocent faces in the country. Every time someone bought a beautiful girl, or an innocent man, Agatsya would find some fault with the personality. Finally after 2 years of searching he gave up. It was not soon that he again got the muse back. When he was horse riding he saw a Shepard boy and that was it! He knows that this is the most innocent face he has ever seen and he ordered his men to request the boy to pose for his painting. The boy obliged as he was paid well. It took more then 8 months for Agatsya to paint one of his last creations to the world. And when the painting came out, the king was so happy and overcome with the artistic stroke of brush that he gave loads of wealth and gold coins to the young painter. The painter later got married and lived a happy life for the next 55 years. When he was 78 years, the urge to paint again came back. Even till this date his paintings were looked as unbeatable and sold in markets for premium antiques. He announced again to the world that he will paint his last painting. Just the last one - this time it will not be on innocence but on the most fearsome human face - ever. A search started to find a man like that. It took them many days when Agatsya was told that there is a man who has killed more then 40 people. He was told that this man is a living beast. He has robbed people, raped, killed and did all that is forbidden. Agatsya was told that this man is on death sentence and will be hanged next month. Agatsya did not waste time and wanted to meet this man in the jail. A request was made and when the man came to know that one of the most reverend painter wants to paint him - he too obliged. So the old painter started to paint and he did a marvelous job. Within a month, he could get the painting done and again people said that Agatsya is unbeatable and nobody can paint like him. But in the last meeting Agatsya was with that man in jail and he suddenly died of shock. Everyone was surprised and when they ask the prisoner he said that Agatsya died of shock. As he could not bear that he has been deceived by his own work. Later it was revealed that the painting that depicted innocence of Shepard boy was the same man that depicted brutality of the man in jail – both were same persons.

George Bush meets peepee

George Bush goes to a primary school to talk about the war. After his talk he offers question time. Master Peepee puts up his hand and George asks him what his name is? "Master peepee." And what is your question, peepee?" "I have 3 questions. First, why did the USA invade Iraq without the support of the UN? Second, why are you President when Al Gore got more votes? And third, whatever happened to Osama Bin Laden?" Just then the bell rings for recess. George Bush informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess. When they resume George says, "OK, where were we? Oh that's right - question time. Who has a question?" a little girl puts up her hand. George points her out and asks her what her name is. "Miss peepee" "And what is your question, miss peepee?" "I have 5 questions. First, why did the USA invade Iraq without the support of the UN? Second, why are you President when Al Gore got more votes? Third, whatever happened to Osama Bin Laden? Fourth, why did the recess bell go off 20 minutes early? And fifth, what the heck happened to moi mister peepee?"

what you seek is also seeking you

Junaid wanted to have a master he started out on his spiritual journey and where ever he heard that there is a master he would go to that person and enquire if he is the master but all the time Junaid would not feel he is getting the right master. Once it so happened that he met a fakir and asked are you my master? Do you know? The fakir replied that don’t you know look at me and feel. Junaid replied that I don’t feel anything. Just show me the path so that I can reach my master. The fakir tells Junaid to go to Mecca for a pilgrimage and later look for a man who will be seated under a tree, where you will find his eyes very bright, and you will feel perfume like musk around him. Go and seek. 20 years passed and Junaid traveled and traveled. Where ever he came to know that a fakir is present he would go and seek. After such two decades, finally he could find a fakir that was described to him 20 years back. Junaid goes to that fakir and feels the fragrance, the bright eyes and very positive aura floating. Junaid tells the fakir O master I have been looking for you for 20 long years. I also have been looking for you the same time Junaid. Look closely at me. To the amazement of Junaid it’s the same old fakir he met 20 years back. What you played a joke on me I wasted 20 years for this? The old man said that would not have helped you. You did not have the eyes to see me then. I am still the same man you met that time too but you did not have the eyes to see me and feel me. These 20 years made you seek and feel life, now you are capable of feel. The years gone past have rubbed you hard and all the dust has fallen and your mind is clear and now the contact with truth is possible.

Wrong Belief

It has not rained in Abdasa part of Kutch in Gujarat. This is a very dry place near Indian border. So all the elders of the village get ready for the yagna and they call all the Brahmin's for the same. Hundreds of people are gathered. The Brahmin's are chanting mantras to appease the rain god and then villagers take noon break from the rituals. When they come back after their noon meals they find a boy of 9 years coming back with an umbrella. Everyone is surprised why a boy is coming with an umbrella when there are no rains for many years. The father of the boy scolds the kid and says are you crazy? Why do you need an umbrella? The boy tells his father that we all have gathered here for rain to come and when rain will pour where are we going to cover our heads? Some people laugh at the boy and say you fool don’t you see that there are no clouds in the sky? And the boy says then why are you people performing yagna?

when love and friendship went to god

It so happened that Love and Friendship had an argument as to who is greatest among them. They ask many others but they could not get a proper judge to their characters. Finally they went to god. Love put his case to god that he is the reason people breath. He is the reason families are born. He is the reason people hope for. He is the reason for two hearts to merge. And love goes on with his talk and god listens to him with lots of patience. When it comes to Friendship, friendship tells god that what ever love has told I agree with it but love can also give pain, trouble, heartbreak and what not. You may find that love may be great but when love puts a tear on someone face, I am always there to wipe that tear and put smile back on the person’s face.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

spychology and Dr.Lastwave strange patients - Mr.Mike and Mr.Shub

I met Dr.Lastwave at an Indian restaurant by name Yoga stew owned by our friend Ksu. I asked the doctor what makes the doctor come out on such a busy Monday, and he tells me that he came here to buy couches. Ahhh Doc! You enjoy ‘spychology’ Nice way to impress ladies eh with your ‘stastichicks’! The doctor winks and I think this man would never be old! Dr.lastwave always said that silence is his major weapon., no wonder outside his consultancy room he would been normally seen at malls and often watching ‘The silence of the Lambs’ I ask the doctor, hey you meet all kinds of people with strange problems, and how do you keep your sanity levels intact? Doctor says that he has a way with it since long. While munching on Butter-Panner-Masala-Dosas, we had a hearty laugh and when I ordered Starbucks coffee the doctor had a strange laugh. When asked for the reason he told me that recently he had a strange patient with some amazing family problems and this was a singularly funny case that ever came in his career. Now I know that he would never tell me the name of the patient, due to confidentiality - still, I was interested to know what the case was. When I prod him further, Dr.lastwave says ok Kai! Let’s name the patient as Mike so that I can keep the person identity a secret. I nod in affirmative. You know Kaizen, it was cold afternoon and Mike enters my office. This man is in his early 40’s just another American dude with unwashed denim and A T-shirt that has Bill Clinton & Monica’s cartoon faces. Initially, he is reluctant to speak but soon when I question him, I come to know that he has some peculiar family problems. To make Mike comfortable I ask him weather he wants to have tea or coffee and he says it would be ok if he can have starbucks coffee. So I order it anyway. When Jules brings the coffee, Mike again asks me if he can add a shot of brandy in the coffee. I was quite shocked but thought that may ease him a bit. Mike starts to add more of brandy and then takes the gulp and after some time he starts to cry. I was quite puzzled at this strange man and thought to give him time. When I question him more, about his wife he says his relationship with his wife is great but yet there is family problem. Then what is the problem? He cries more and then says there is a strange problem concerning relationships…just give me time. After a good five minutes when he does not speak up I tell him Hey mike its ok every family has problems I am here to help you and unless you don’t speak about it how would I know? Lets simplify it…this puts mike in such a frenzy and then he reveals and goes on to say…something unimaginable Please listen to my situation that I am into. A few years ago I met a young widow by name Amanda with a grown up daughter by name Amy and me and Amanda got married. So that makes Amy my step daughter. I never know but my Pa Tyson loved my step daughter Amy and to my surprise Amy too fell in love with my father Tyson. Later, my father Tyson married my stepdaughter that is Amy. That made my stepdaughter Amy my stepmother and my father Tyson became my stepson. Also my wife Amanda became mother in law of her father in law that is Tyson. Then the daughter of my wife, my stepmother - Amy had a son name Mojo. This boy was my half brother because he was my father’s son, but he was also the son of my wife original daughter which made him my wife grandson. That made me the grandfather of my half brother Mojo. This was nothing until my wife and I had a son name Sunny. Now the sister of my son my mother in law, is also the grandmother. This makes my father the brother in law of my child whose stepsister is my father’s wife. I am my stepmother’s brother in law, my wife is her own child’s aunt, my son is my fathers nephew and I am my own grandfather and you think this is simple?????????? I had the heartiest laugh about this strange case and if this was not enough Dr.Lastwave reminds me of another common person we know by name Shubanker also called as Shub from Indi Xeon Street. So I ask the doctor ‘yap whatever happened to Shubbie?’ and the doctor says Kaizen, another cold afternoon I was quite free and watching planet of the apes TV series. Unexpectedly a visitor comes to my secretary Jules and declares that he knows me and wants to see me. So I tell Jules to send him in. I am surprised to find Shub. He just comes in with a sad face and falls on the couch and tells me… Do I need to call you Doctor here or just by the name Lasty? I tell him if its for counseling then we better have a professional attitude, as you know Kaizen how Shub is – very unpredictable. OK doc! I have a strange problem! Please go on, and Shub makes another unpredictable request to me…he asks, so Doc all Looney people come here, all psychos, mad people right? I tell him go on with the purpose of the visit. Shub looks up as if he is trying to explain something very important and then abruptly declares Hey Doc! Can you make me a split personality? I was quite amused and ask him are you drunk or something Shub? Shub says No I am not drunk or joking Doc! Can you make me a split personality? I ask him do you know what a split personality is. Oh come on Doc! Let’s not go into all those theory I want you to make me a split personality OK! I ask him why you want to be a split personality. He looks hard at my face and then says Oh Doc because I am bored with myself and I am lonely as ever! Ha Ha ha! So Doc! You were watching ‘Planet of the Apes’ when Shubbie paid a visit to you. You Bet! Kaizen and you know the missing link that Darwin forgot in evolution of spices…ha ha the missing link between humans and apes may just be our good old Shubbie!!! What would happen if guys like Mike and Shub don’t exist ha ha ha! After the meeting with Doctor I had other things to attend to. I bid adieu to doc and can’t help to remember a line from one of the plays that went like… It’s not necessary to talk sense, because non-sense has its own sense and very few sensible people have the sense to sense non-sense in sensible way.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Chamy Tan adventures in Timbuktu

The adventure of Chamy tan in a new landIt is 18th century china where there is a small village and people in that village are content and happy. Today they have formed a meeting to send one of their smartest village folk by name Chamy tan to a foreign land.
It so happened that one youth in past went to seek his fortune in Timbuktu his name was Babdi lee and he invited his childhood friend Chamy tan too. Chamy is asking the permission of the village head Joyteema lee so that he can go to Timbuktu as he is suffering from back pain since years. The villagers agree to send Chamy to Timbuktu. Chamy arrives at Timbuktu and is welcomed by Babdi Lee who is a stock market trader often fighting with the locals in his barter trade. It so happened that one day Chamy lost his way to home and found himself in another city. He found that he neither knows the local language nor is aware of anything that goes in this country side. He saw a large mansion where pleasant looking, happy people were going in that mansion. He too followed them. He saw that there were many tables and chairs and people were having a feast. He too went and sat on one of the chairs. He was hungry. A majestic person came to him and bows down and in return Chamy Tan too bows and the person speaks to Chamy and this Chinaman just bows down and nods in affirmative. After some time, he was served one of the most delicious food he ever tasted and looked around where people were so happy. Chamy relished the food and he thought that it may be a king’s feast in honor of the democratic citizens and many guests still were coming and going out of the mansion. After he finished his lunch, he stood up and bow to the nearby person who was waiting there. He was very much thankful to the person who served him unforgettable food. He bowed to him and smiled. But that man bought him a bill. This mansion happens to be a hotel and Chamy does not know and neither had he seen anything like this in his life so he again bows down and says yes! I like your food. The waiter tells him to give money and Chamy thinks he is thanking me for coming here and he too in retrospect thanks and takes the bill and keeps in his pocket. The waiter is surprised as to what to do with this foreigner. Meanwhile Chamy thinks these people are really good. They gave me so much respect and so much love that I will tell this adventure in China. The waiter takes Chamy to manager. The manager has a good look at this strange looking fellow. That time Chamy thinks that this may be king’s right hand man and he wants to say something important hence Chamy again bows to this man and thanks him and smiles at him. The manager thinks this fellow is too smart and sends him to local court house. Chamy is then taken to the court and everyone is watching him and some people are finding this Chinese man humorous. But Chamy thinks that they all are giving me honour, love and respect and maybe they are waiting for someone important. Just then the magistrate arrives and everyone stands up. Chamy tan now thinks this is the king here who has come personally to ask about my welfare. So he bows down to him. The magistrate tries his best to explain to him to pay money to the hotel but Chamy again bows to him and says thank you. The magistrate then speaks to him in sign language and Chamy thinks that maybe he is asking me about my back pain and he shows his back to him. The magistrate gets angry and thinks this china man is very smart and orders the local police to make him sit on a donkey and give five thrashings on his back. Everyone stands up and Chamy thinks that king is going and hence he thanks him and smiles at him as to how the majestic king himself came to meet him. Chamy is being seated on a donkey and on his neck it’s written that this man is a crook and he is taken by 10 policemen. Chamy thinks this is my procession and the king is very happy to make his folks see the new foriegner. He smiles and thanks god that he has got such a wonderful people around him. Besides the locals there are many kids who are laughing behind and dancing about this china man but Chamy thinks that the kids are so happy in this part of the world. On every street Chamy is smiling at the onlookers who are equally smiling at the china man. Chamy thinks this is really a great country. Then he is taken to the top of country side and he is told to remove his shirt. He smiles and bows down and a policeman comes and gives him 5 thrashings on his back. At first Chamy does not understand what is happening but Lo and behold!
His back pain is gone and now Chamy is dancing with restless joy. The back pain he had for years and the reason he came to Timbuktu, without paying any money his back pain of years has gone. While he is dancing the hundreds of people gathered too are looking at this china man and laughing their guts. Again Chamy is taken on the donkey and this time Chamy is still bowing to each and every person who is smiling at him. On his way back, in the crowd he sees Babdi Lee his friend who is shocked to see Chamy Tan on an Ass. Chamy waves to him but looking at the situation Babdi ignores him and goes away. Chamy at first feels very happy to see Babdi Lee as this is first time his own country man has seen and his joy is more but Babdi Lee goes away and Chamy thinks Babdi is jealous of his popularity and his procession goes on till sunset. When no one is around Babdi Lee comes to Chamy Tan and asks how he is? Chamy tells this is one amazing country the people here are so wise. How did they know that I suffered back pain? First they gave me delicious food, then they made me meet king’s men, then the king himself and then they made me go around city free of cost for sight seeing and if this was not enough they even cured me of the back ache that I suffered for years.
Babdi Lee thinks there won’t be any more positive person then this man and yes Ignorance is bliss.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Swami Vivekananda

Friends! If you have a reason to live and have goals in your life then Swami Vivekananda words are just for you. here, you will find quotes of Vivekananda that have been really inspiring and this words will stay till the end of time as they are just timeless and the value of those words cant be measured but treasured.
Some books are to be read and passed it on. Some books are read and kept in your library. Some books are to be chewed and digested.
Its been so inspiring to read Swami Vivekananda works! I went to Ramakrishna matt many a times, but never came out of matt without adding quality to my life. I did stay there in youth residential camp, and most recently attended yoga classes. Below given are some of my favourite quotes from Swami Vivekananda. These quotes have really given me meaning to life. These quotes have answered my basic questions not only in religion but also practical aspects of life.Friends, if you have goals in life...you got to read these quotes
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong The first sign of your becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves YOU know, I may have to be born again, you see, I have fallen in love with mankind Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished
The will is not free - it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect -but there is something behind the will which is free When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man External nature is only internal nature writ large It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world Whatever you are doing, put your whole mind on it. If you are shooting, your mind should be only on the target. Then you will never miss. If you are learning your lessons, think only of the lesson. In India boys and girls are taught to do this. We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced. “Face the brutes.” That is a lesson for all life—face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them. “The earth is enjoyed by heroes”—this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind; therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest Be not afraid, for all great power throughout the history of humanity has been with the people. From out of their ranks have come all the greatest geniuses of the world, and history can only repeat itself. Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work Be strong! Don’t talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! There is salvation only for the brave Blows are what awaken us and help to break the dream. They show us the insufficiency of this world and make us long to escape, to have freedom Each work has to pass through these stages—ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good; every action that retards it is evil. Every individual is a center for the manifestation of a certain force. This force has been stored up as the resultant of our previous works, and each one of us is born with this force at our back Have you got the will to surmount mountain-high obstructions? If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right? I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve if there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the Upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word “fearlessness.” Karma is the eternal assertion of human freedom. If we can bring ourselves down by our karma, surely it is in our power to raise ourselves by our own karma Meditation means the mind is turned back upon itself. The mind stops all the thought-waves and the world stops. Your consciousness expands. Every time you meditate, you will keep your growth Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have The book one must read to learn natural sciences is the book of nature. The book from which to learn religion is your own mind and heart Watch people do their most common actions; these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person All the powers in the universe are already in us. It is we who have put our hands on our eyes and cry that it is dark Arise! Awake and stop not till your goal is reached!

Thursday, July 6, 2006

words worth reading - Quotes

Words worth reading, my favorite quotes
Something in our human nature longs for that complete absorption, that magical moment when we are swept away. We forget the time and just love it. It may come from a book, a movie, or when you take walks in nature or even when you are speaking to your colleague. Imagine a cricket team that plays a match without passion, the fan may complain and yell, Imagine you go into a movie hall and you just don’t get the entertainment stuff that you wanted, hell it would be so bad, and just imagine the opposite! You might love something really passionate, something that stirs your being. Something that can feed your appetite and you reward those, who can stir your emotions in the right way. We know many a ways that gives us strength one of them is quotes by wise men. I have over some time been really inspired by such wonderful words and they have been really making me stronger. God blesses those wise men whose thoughts and experience come from the depts of time. I thought its worthy to be published in this section. So read along…
Its funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it

The difference between impossible and possible lies in a person’s determination What lies before me, and what lies beyond is tiny to what lies within me When love and skill work together in tandem expect a masterpiece What ever a mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve A flatterer is a secret enemy. Do not be misled by flattery All great discoveries are made by men, whose feelings run ahead of their thinking Never give an advice it’s the cheapest commodity available. Advice is something the wise don’t need and the fools wont take. Good instincts usually tell you what to do before your head has figured out Lose tongues lose pals Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so engrossed that you have little time to critisize others Its dangerous to be too good Never give in. Never Never Never! Security is mostly a superstition. Its only in two places mothers womb and prison. Life is a daring adventure or nothing Success doesn’t come the way to feel it does. It comes from the way you think and do Strength is life and weakness is death. Have no fear what so ever When you cannot make mind for 2 things choose the bolder one. Master courage! There’s no substitute for courage. I am the master of my will and servant of conscience There is a way...Never Never Never give up go on be a kaizen No problem is bigger then solution An idea is a fortune worked upon

Art of Negotiation

Today, I had to clean my desk and my library. The books that I have read are all stacked up because the fiction books that have been made into movies in Hollywood are now in forms of DVD’s. I did not want more space to block my library hence I kept my books away and there I found my old notes of my MBA student days. One of which deals with Negotiation. Reader, I would not make this as academic article but this would be no nonsense, to the point readable article on the Art of Negotiation. I would not like to waste your time to give basic definition of negotiation as you all know it very well. This article deals with how negotiation is universal attitude and goes on to explain 6 basic types of negotiation and which one should be adopted in what circumstances to suit your goals.
Negotiation is universal
Negotiation is applied into all relationships because everywhere there is a deal and life is full of negotiations. The quality of your life eventually depends upon your attitude in negotiation. Your attitude while negotiating has to be top class or simply superb Sometimes you have to play to win or play not to lose! Negotiation can be of 6 types. 1. I win, you lose 2. I just win 3. I lose you lose 4. You win, I lose 5. No deal 6. Win-win means you win, I win Let’s see the aforesaid in details 1. I win, you lose: This is a kind of negotiation that is egoistic attitude. A person who keeps such an attitude may not be liked and in long run will not be able to pull off the deal if the person wants to be in business. This must not be applied in long run, but only in short span provided you never intend to deal with the person(s) but if you apply this I win, you lose attitude remember that your energies will be diverted on opponent moves. 2. I just win: Again, this is almost near to the aforesaid as the person who has this attitude in negotiation concerntrates his energies only on himself or herself and not bothered about others. The problem with this kind of attitude is the person may not know his standing and just get short-term benefits. 3. I lose, you lose: what a situation! The person who has this attitude knows he or she is losing and the focus on others is to lose as well! Reader, keep away from this kind of attitude in negotiations. Such type of persons keep you in suspense till the climax and in the end you realize that the person was just acting like a honest person or your well-wisher but had plans neither for you or for him/her to succeed. Then you would ask how to know such persons or such attitudes. Right! The golden rule to judge such persons is that anyone who looks extra sincere, extra perfect, extra cautious, extra honest, extra humble, you better doubt his/her intentions. As this person may be very very dangerous and may have ulterior motives or objectives. This type of person is a weed. A weed is unnecessary grass that grows in your garden that hampers the growth of a tree or other plants. Out of 7 people, 2 may be weed that you come across in real life. Just cut them out. 4. You win, I lose: this kind of situation happens in two cases Case A : Normal people (with inferiority complex, shy people, low self esteem, sensitive/emotional persons, or persons prone to emotional blackmail) Case B : Diplomats (who divide the cake in such a way that both the parties think they have the bigger bite) This kind of I lose,you win situation is by choice by diplomats. They “choose” to lose. It’s a well-planned move and long term thinking. These kinds of people are keen observers of situations and attitudes of people. People who have diplomatic thinking are like they think twice before saying nothing. The difference between Case A of normal people and Case B of diplomats is that a diplomat “contributes” to lose where as in case A people “sacrifice”. When you are in such situation you should know which kind of person you are dealing with. What is to be done with that? Well, you will read all the answers in conclusions. 5. No Deal: Often people do not make a deal in negotiations it may happen in two cases Case A: When you see that time is not ripe for the deal or Case B: When you sense that the other person is not in tune with negotiation. So in case of A, when time is not ripe you can get away with just 2 statements to avoid arguments with words like “I don’t know” or “you are right” and make no deal. Sometimes you can choose not to negotiate with people whom you feel: Are not principled in terms of payments of money. People who are bad at keeping promises or the people who have bad track records as you just don’t do anything but waste time and energy with such lethargic people. 6. Win-Win (You win, I win) This can be the best attitude and best negotiation you could ever have, remember its You win and then I win. Its not only long lasting but also fruitful for both the parties. This win-win situation creates better relationships, trust, gratitude that only grows stronger with time. No wonder people give so much importance to costumers. This is probably the only situation that can make you excel in your given profession or business in the long run. Conclusions: Here is a checklist!  You must know the person whom you are negotiating with or have fair amount of idea.  You must know your attitude before going for negotiation.  You must know what benefit you can offer to others.  You must know your minimum and maximum offerings.  You must know how to start it and yeah you guessed it right  You must know the art of ending the deal as well. What negotiation you choose in what circumstances depends upon your attitude and your goals. See to it that the other party or person is also satisfied for what you are offering in return for what you want from them. May you go for the best deals. I wish you all the best for your deals. Go conquer!

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Want to be Rich and Prosperous?


ant to be Rich? I have the secret! Chapter 2 - 7 points of Prosperity consciousness (Updated)
Well who does'nt want to get rich? Otherwise you wont be reading this article! This article is about your way to riches,prosperity, prosperity consciousness and it will hold true to a person who is rich inside first, as the same person who is rich inside first will eventually become rich outside. 


Poverty first starts in mind then to the body and to the material world thats why they say poverty is disease of mind, so lets make the same thing opposite, if a person is prosperity conscious, is'nt it opposite of poverty? I thought lemme give my honest opinions and what I am going to write down is very very important and very very difficult to put in practice. (You Bet!) Friends, below given are some of the basic 7 principles to be rich(est) and I wont type long but in simple ways and mind you if you do follow the below given points then you are on way to become a future millionaire but you need to follow as I typed earlier that its easy to read and difficult to follow. So, the below given  points are 


1. Have Goals in life - You must have strong compelling passionate desire to succeed in your profession or business to be rich. You must have clear, step by step outline of your goals in relation to time and proper executing pattern. I dont wanna say more coz you know your goals and if by any chance you dont know your goals then better read this quote "Give me an accountant who has goals in his life and in 10 years you will find him a millionaire and give me an millionaire who has no goals in life and in a decade you will find not even an accountant". Clear, authentic, properly defined goals with time are very very important.


2. Love your Work and specialize - You must love your work so much that you enjoy it day in and day out. As you go on enjoying your work, you will realize that you have special creativity in you and after this becomes an habit, you wont be actually working but meditating on your work. How nice is that feeling so just do it with all your heart,mind and soul. You have to be master in your chosen work, you have to be a specialist. (if you fail here, go back to point one, you must have correct goals not confused goals) 


3.Earn more then you can spend - Control your expenses.How simple! it means that you gotta earn more and spend less, isnt it simple? yet many people have less earnings and they end up spending more this is an impediment to success and you must ensure that your earnings are more then your spendings. You must know the difference between productive expenditure and unproductive expenditure. Dont go on hire-purchase,instalments for the lure of gizmos,furniture,mortaging homes that you pay principal amout and then pay balance in instalments, this is marketing methods applied by all the corporate companies in the world to lure people(greed) and make them pay from their noses, hence to avoide that you must be debt-free person so... 


4. Live a debt-free life - Now you know that you have goals and you enjoy your work, the first step to become rich is to have debt free life. You should not take loans, loans not only give you tensions but actually keep away your thinking and attitude from your goals. You must never borrow or lend money unless you have complete faith and trust and its in written form. You must be a debt-free person to feel the freedom that will multiply your money faster and will lead you to secure savings 


5. Savings - Now you dont have debts to pay, you enjoy your work/profession and your income is more then your expenditure a very very nice stage set for your fortune. Yes a great fortune. Now here is where you save your money in Banks (I mean scam free banks ) or consult with professional or if you have knowledge of stock exchange, or real estate you would be doing wonders with your savings that appreciate with time. 


6. Protect and guard your money - very very wisely you gotta protect and guard your money that is your fortune. I need not explain this point as everyone is smart enough to do that and if anyone isnt smart then ha ha! (s)he wont be rich. 


7. Learn to contribute - This does'nt apply as an hard principle to becoming rich but nothing comes to you unless you give something from yourself. One must be giving something to get something. Service is the rent we pay to live on this mother earth. Well you guessed it, when you have your belly full and you are happy with your lifestyle, remember there are lesser mortals who need your social services., who have no basic needs like food,clothing and shelter and you gotta provide at least your conscience permits you to as its the law of nature that money wont stay with a person who keeps it stagnent. Then, it becomes like stagnent water, all dirty and not moving hence, once you have reached your goals learn to give, in giving you will recieve not only good health but peace of mind as someone rightly told that a man goes on earning money in his youth only to end up as an old man in hospital. So friends, now you know the basic steps to be rich! rich not only by money but super rich, successful and with peace of mind. I sincerely believe in the aforesaid 7 points that you've just read. And I honestly feel that anyone who applies this points it will be very very difficult for that person to fail. Reader, I wish you all the success, all the good riches and all the best for your journey to be super rich. Amen.



Chapter 2 : Prosperity Consciousness


As stated earlier that the aforesaid points are easy to read, but difficult to put in real practice but with little discipline and good inner value system it can be worked upon and that would eventually result in a good habit. Reader, on your way you should also have prosperity consciousness. This article that I am typing actually dates back 11th of November 1998, where I finished my MBA and had written for the keeps, who knew that time this would one day be a blog. Below given are some of the musings of prosperity consciousness. 


1.Know the first 7 steps of being rich. (Chapter 1) 


2.Counting Money : Know the way to count your money. When you count the money it must be counted in such a way so that it must come to you. This tip is a great psychological motivator. Take it seriously. 


3. Money attracts money: Take a 1000/- note, (Indian Rupees) or if you are in other country, take the currency that is highest and fold it round, tie it with rubberband, keep it in your wallet and NEVER spend it. Keep the same notes in your business drawyers, Cash counters, or the place where you keep your money. This is an ancient Indian secret were the wise men told that money attracts money. You may be tempted to use it but never spend this. I know you may think what kind of tip is this? but trust me, once you start keeping this, it will do a great deal to your prosperity consciousness and self esteem. 


4. Never abuse money instead show respect for it - You know the saying "you lose what you critisize" and how many of times you have heard people abusing money? many many times! see the same people! Chances are that they might have by this time lost more money then they had before. People who dont get money often complain of it that is ok but abusing money is the sure shot way to lose money. Never do it for money's sake. Show respect for money and you will prosper. 


5. Never feel bad when you lose money - There will be a time when you may lose money. Never feel bad about it. You must rejoice. Anything god takes away from you, he is bound to give you something better and bigger, BUT the time between taking and giving may differ at this juncture this may be your testing time. Have patience and dont forget what ever happens is for your own good. At this time keep your mind open for opportunities this is the best teacher you can ever get in your life. Why teacher is because testing time (or people call it bad time or hard time) actually teaches us things that we cant learn in Harvards or Cambridges, this is the time to gain real experience and use your talents. This is the time where your prosperity consciousness will be tested to maximum., Remember you gotta be rich first inside you and then outside may follow. 


6.Law of multiples: The law of multiples says that what ever you give from your thought,actions and deeds will come back to you in multiples. You need to bless the money when its goin out from you and when you get services done. For example you take the services of a porter, tell yourself that I am giving you this money for your services rendered. May this money give you peace, prosperity and happiness to you and your family. Same applies to people who have more money then you, give positive vibrations and you will get positive vibrations. If by any chance you give negative vibrations to a person who has more money, you indirectly are telling yourself ohh poor me! hence remember the law of multiples, you get what you set in your mind. Enrich your prosperity consciousness with only positive vibrations. (Reader, if you know the secret to empower your subconscious mind JUST DO IT or kindly read the book The power of your subconscious mind by Jospeh Murphy) 


7. Avoid rattling and stagnant money: never keep money that rattles in your purse, keep the attitude of "keep the change" let coins dont give rattling noise. Avoid coins in your pocket. Grasp brand new notes they do a great deal to prosperity consciousness.


Conclusion - You must be rich inside first to be prosperity conscious. Keep your goals in mind, be the best in your work, and make your way to riches. Remember one last thing you cant possess money., Money needs circulation or else it will go away this is tricky and will need another blog but for time being this much do a great deal for prosperity consciousness. I wish you all the riches!