Monday, June 30, 2008

Wisdom by Swami Vivekananda Part-50

Wisdom by Swami Shivanand Part-51

Words of Wisdom Sai Baba Part-44

Chanakya's Niti Quote-11

Words of Osho Part-03

Who sets the standards you live by?

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Who sets the standards you live by?

"If I get to pick what I want to do, then it's play...
if someone else tells me that I have to do it, then it's work."
-- Patricia Nourot

Are you continually struggling to accomplish what is expected of
you? If so, stop to think for a moment:
who holds those expectations?

Perhaps you're trying to meet the expectations of a parent or
a teacher or other authority figures who may be long gone from
your life. But many of us toil under the critical eyes of a vague
`somebody' who always judges that we've never done enough or
done things well enough. Who is this phantom judge?
And do we need to care about what they think any longer?

We find both our own power and happiness when we begin to
set our own standards around what has heart and meaning for us.

"Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see.
Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere.
But if you listen to the sound of your own voice,
you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever."
-- Nancy Kerrigan

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Morning Wishes...

If you want to get somewhere,
you have to know where you want to go and how to get there.

Then never, never, never give up.

The secret of life isn't what happens to you,

but what you do with what happens to you.

Help other people to cope with their

problems and your own will be easier to cope with.

Never use the word impossible seriously again.

Toss it into the verbal wastebasket.

Self-trust is the first secret of success.

So believe in and trust yourself.

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself.

In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself -

so always think positively.

Go at life with abandon; give it all you've got.

And life will give all it has to you.

Happy morning wishes



I Am Not Alone

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I Am Not Alone

As I sit and watch the birds fly by,
I find myself with a tear in my eye.
I am not alone.

God sent the birds to show me, today,
That I should listen to what He has to say:
"I am with you, today."
I am not alone..

I thank God for the ones He placed in my life,
To show me His love with a smile, so bright.
I am not alone.

God gave me a family and friends.
His love for me will never end.
I am not alone.

Thank you, God, for loving me so.
May I not disappoint you, as I go.
I am not alone.


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Kabeer Bani Sh 175-177

Thought for the Day

Chanakya's Niti Quote-10

What Matters...

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises,
no days, any hours or minutes.
All the things you collected,
whether treasured or forgotten,
will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power
will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned
or what you were owed.

Your grudges, resentments,
frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.
So, too, your hopes, ambitions,
plans, and to-do lists will all expire.
The wins and losses
that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won't matter where you came from,
or on what side of the tracks you lived.
It won't matter whether
you were beautiful or brilliant.
Your gender, skin color,
ethnicity will be irrelevant.

So what will matter?
How will the value of
your days be measured?

What will matter is not what you bought,
but what you built;
not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success,
but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned,
but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of
integrity, compassion, courage and sacrifice
that enriched, empowered or encouraged
others to emulate your example.

What will matter is not your competence,
but your character.
What will matter is not
how many people you knew,
but how many will feel
a lasting loss when you're gone.
What will matter are not your memories,
but the memories of those who loved you.
What will matter is how long
you will be remembered,
by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters
doesn't happen by accident.
It's not a matter of circumstance
but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Embrace your dreams

Embrace your dreams
And your own greatness
Live your life through your own eyes
Hold close your greatest vision of yourself
Never compromise your greatness for another

Talk your own language
Express your own soul
You owe nothing to another, only to yourself
Follow your destiny
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Be honest with yourself and your desires
Speak of your highest thoughts
Be all you held in your childhood dreams
No one can take away your power
Unless you let them

Walk with your head held high
So you can see clearly
The path you have chosen
Decide daily who you wish to be
Create your own moments with wisdom
Carve your future with clarity
Become your desires, expand your horizons
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Leave yesterday behind
Run toward tomorrow
Change your mind often
Learn how to flow with the river

Close your eyes and let life take you
There's nothing to fear
As long as you believe in you
Go where your heart leads
Never give up
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Don't believe mistakes are destroyers of life
See them as gifts for future success
Dance on rainbows
Meet fairies
Sing with the Angels
And always give thanks
For the treasure that life is
And what life has given you today
Let love into your heart
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Nanci baren
Aseem Kaistha
It's your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude.

Thank You Lord...

Words of Osho Part-02

This is beautiful...

This is beautiful...

1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C.S.Lewis once said, a 'sweet duty.'

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need
support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.
3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly our little finger -the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, 'The least shall be the greatest among you.' Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper prospective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

Don't tell God how big your storm is; Tell the storm how big your God is!!!!!

- Author Unknown -

Aseem Kaistha


An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next emperor. I have decided to choose one of you." The kids were shocked! But the emperor continued. "I am going to give each one of you a seed today. One very special seed. I want you to plant the seed, water it and come back here after one year from today with what you have grown from this one seed. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next emperor!"

One boy named Ling was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly told his mother the story. She helped him get a pot and planting soil, and he planted the seed and watered it carefully. Every day he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other youths began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Ling kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. 3 weeks, 4 weeks, 5 weeks went by. Still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants but Ling didn't have a plant, and he felt like a failure. Six months went by, still nothing in Ling's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Ling didn't say anything to his friends, however. He just kept waiting for his seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the youths of the kingdom brought their plants to the emperor for inspection. Ling told his mother that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But honest about what happened, Ling felt sick to his stomach, but he knew his mother was right. He took his empty pot to the palace. When Ling arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other youths. They were beautiful in all shapes and sizes. Ling put his empty pot on the floor and many of the other kinds laughed at him. A few felt sorry for him and just said, "Hey nice try."

When the emperor arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted the young people. Ling just tried to hide in the back. "What great plants, trees and flowers you have grown," said the emperor. "Today, one of you will be appointed the next emperor!" All of a sudden, the emperor spotted Ling at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered his guards to bring him to the front. Ling was terrified. "The emperor knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me killed!" When Ling got to the front, the Emperor asked his name. "My name is Ling," he replied. All the kids were laughing and making fun of him. The emperor asked everyone to quiet down. He looked at Ling, and then announced to the crowd, "Behold your new emperor! His name is Ling!" Ling couldn't believe it. Ling couldn't even grow his seed. How could he be the new emperor?

Then the emperor said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone here a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds, which would not grow. All of you, except Ling, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Ling was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new emperor!"

Kabeer Bani Sh 172-174

Thought for the Day

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Beauty and The Beast

beauty and the beast,story about beauty and the beast,story of beauty and the beast,telling story beauty and the beast,beauty and the beast storyLong ago there lived a merchant. He lost all his wealth and became poor. He had six daughters, five of whom were very selfish. The youngest was called Beauty as she was sweet and lovely.

beauty and the beast,story about beauty and the beast,story of beauty and the beast,telling story beauty and the beast,beauty and the beast storyThe five sisters were very lazy and complained most of the time. It was Beauty who did all the housework. There came a pleasant message for the merchant one day. The message said that one of his ships with all kinds of riches had come to port. The five sisters asked their father to leave immediately and get them all the clothes and jewels. Beauty wanted him to get just a rose. Kissing his daughters, the father left with high hopes.

After traveling for one and a half days, the merchant reached the port only to be told that pirates have sunk his ship. Dejected, he started home with nothing to gift his daughters. As he was traveling, a terrible storm arose and he lost his way in the forest. Cold and hungry, he saw a huge castle, which looked like a home of very wealthy. Very tired, he went towards the castle.

Finding no one, the merchant went inside the castle. He was happy to see a long table set with a lovely meal. He found fruits, cakes, meats and a fine red wine. He also saw a fire blazing in the fireplace. After a hearty meal, the merchant felt sleepy. He got into the bedroom and fell asleep on a large and comfortable bed.

The merchant awoke the next morning and walked into the castle garden. Amongst lovely flowers he spotted a beautiful rose bush. He was reminded of his daughter Beauty?s wish. As he broke off a lovely rose to gift her daughter, he heard a terrifying noise. He looked up and found an ugly man with the face of a beast. The beast shouted ?Are you repaying for the food and shelter by taking a prize rose? You are very ungrateful.? ?Forgive me. I shall repay in the best way I can,? pleaded the merchant.

Take these things and go. But send one of your daughters to keep the house for me. If you fail to send, you shall die,? warned the Beast.

The merchant took the gifts, thanked the Beast and left for his home on his horse. ?How will I tell my daughters about my business failure? And about my meeting with the Beast?? he was worried on his way home.

He loved his daughters very much and was not willing to send anyone to live in that castle. He thought he would definitely die. He reached home and told the story to his daughters. Beauty loved her father very much and offered to go.

Though initially Beauty was frightened of the Beast, she found him to be very kind. He arranged for Beauty a lovely room that overlooked the garden. He offered her lovely clothes and stayed out of her way so that Beauty would feel free. One day, in the garden, he expressed his love for her and his intentions of getting married to her. In a gently tone, Beauty told him that he was very kind. Since her father needed her, she will not be able to marry her.

In her magic mirror, she saw her father very will and was desperate to get back home. A special ring that would help in going home and coming back safely was given to her, by the Beast. ?Do come back within a week. Or I shall die,? the Beast said to Beauty.

Happy on seeing Beauty, her father recovered fast. The sisters wanted her to stay back to do the housework. Two weeks passed. One night Beauty had a dream that the Beast died. In tears, she hurriedly packed her things, kissed her father good-bye and was back at the castle with the help of the ring.

Not finding the Beast in the house, Beauty went to the garden. She found him lying on the grass, nearly dead. On seeing Beauty, he got up and told her he had starved himself, as he could not live without her.

?You may be ugly, but you are kind and gentle. That is very important to me. You should not die. I love you and will marry you,? said Beauty.

A miracle followed. The Beast changed into a handsome Prince. Beauty could not believe her eyes. He kissed her and narrated how a wicked witch cast a spell over him, changing him into a Beast, until a beautiful young girl promised to marry him.

The Prince married Beauty and there was great joy in the land. Beauty pardoned her sisters and invited her father to come and live with them. The sisters became kind and gentle like Beauty and all live happily for the rest of their lives.

Splashes in life...

My grandfather took me to the fish pond on the farm when
I was about seven, and he told me to throw a stone into the water.
He told me to watch the circles created by the stone.
Then he asked me to think of myself as that stone person.

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"You may create lots of splashes in your life but the waves
That come from those splashes will disturb the peace of all
Your fellow creatures," he said. "Remember that you are responsible
For what you put in your circle and that circle will also touch many
Other circles. You will need to live in a way that allows the good
That comes from your circle to send the peace of that goodness to
Others. The splash that comes from anger or jealousy will send
Those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for both."

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That was the first time I realized each person creates the inner
Peace or discord that flows out into the world. We cannot
Create world peace if we are riddled with inner conflict, hatred,
Doubt, or anger. We radiate the feelings and thoughts that we
Hold inside, whether we speak them or not. Whatever is splashing
Around inside of us is spilling out into the world, creating beauty
Or discord with all other circles of life.

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Remember the eternal wisdom:

Aseem Kaistha
It's your attitude and not your aptitude that determines your altitude.