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Dot 53: Sometimes things go a bit tricky and yet delusion exists :)

Posted by Praveen on April 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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Delusions of life- A funny video of how we burn the whole world for small stuffs and yet- destiny sometimes plays its role

Credits to the unknown video maker for wonderful representation. Kudos from Link2Dots.com !

Dot 51: Reflect within yourself, and you will find a new world !

Posted by Praveen on April 30, 2014 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)


In our daily lives, we always have our table occupied with one thing or the other. We have our plans in place, savings in bank and mind in future to make ourself happy. But just wait a minute- are we thinking too much about the future...or are we actually having the piece of mind to enjoy the present !

Lord Budda believes that one must do his activity in "Mindfullness".
Mindfullness ???
The concept is pretty simple in nature, yet powerfull in its effects. It says that- whatever you are doing, give your mind- 100% to it.

If you are eating food, just savor the taste, its aroma and its composition to enjoy the most. If you playing game- play to the full extent and give your 100%. But we are already doing this..right !

Check again, is it so ? Think for a min and then read the next lines.


If you are wondering how to achieve mindfullness, I must tell you that its most difficult to control. Even the ancient sages committed year's of ardous efforts to achieve this peace but failed to do so. However, our objective is not to gain the "transcendental" level but help improve our existing lives.

Every day, just spend 10 mins in meditation position and count your breaths till 10. Simple- isn't it !
But with one condition- if during the count, your mind looses the count, start again with 1. I bet, you will struggle for over a month to even count 10 breaths !

Dont believe it, try it !



Dot 47: 18 Mantra's for being Happy in life !

Posted by Praveen on October 15, 2013 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Pursue Achievable Goals



2. Keep Genuine Smiles


3. Share with Others


4. Help The Neighbors


5.Maintain Youthful Spirit


 

6. Get Along with the Rich, the Poor, the Beautiful & the Ugly


7. Keep Cool Under Pressure


8. Lighten the Atmosphere with Humor


9. Forgive the Annoyance of Others


10. Have a Few Pals


11. Cooperate and Reap Greater Rewards


12. Treasures Every Moment With Your Love Ones


13. Have High Confidence in Yourself


14. Respect the Disadvantaged


 

15. Indulge Yourself Occasionally


16. Surf the Net at Leisure


17. Take Calculated Risks


18. Understand "Money Isn't Everything”


 

 

Have a nice day!

 

Dot 41: Help others to help yourself !

Posted by Praveen on October 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)


There was a Nebraska farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon...One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.


"How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?" the reporter asked.

"Why sir," said the farmer, "didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn."


He is very much aware of the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbor's corn also improves. So it is in other dimensions. Those who choose to be at peace must help their neighbors to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others to live well, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others to find happiness for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.


Dot 39: The Fence

Posted by Praveen on October 13, 2013 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)



There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.


Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said "you have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.


When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one." You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. Make sure you control your temper the next time you are tempted to say something you will regret later.


Dot 28 - Make your decision !

Posted by Praveen on May 28, 2013 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)



A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat." "Is the man of the house home?” they asked. "No", she said. "He's out." "Then we cannot come in", they replied.


In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. "Go tell them I am home and invite them in!" The woman went out and invited the men in.


"We do not go into a House together," they replied.

"Why is that?" she wanted to know. One of the old men explained

"His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one,

"He is Success, and I am Love."

Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home."

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed.

"How nice!!” he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"

His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?"

Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion

"Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!"

"Let us heed our daughter-in-law's advice," the husband said to his wife.

"Go out and invite Love to be our guest."

The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest." Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success

"I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?"

The old men replied together "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!


Dot 27 - Sinking Island of Feelings

Posted by Praveen on May 28, 2013 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)



Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all prepared their boats and left. Love wanted to persevere until the last possible moment. When the island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for help.


Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, "Richness, can you take me with you? “Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you."


Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel, "Vanity, please help me!" "I can't help you Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat." Vanity answered.


Sadness was close by so Love asked for help, "Sadness let me go with you." "Oh....Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"


Happiness passed by Love too, but he was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her!


Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come Love, I will take you." It was an elder. Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that he even forgot to ask the elder his name. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went his own way. Love realizing how much he owed the elder and asked Knowledge, another elder, "Who helped me?" "It was Time,"


Knowledge answered. "Time?" asked Love. "But why did Time help me?" Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, "Because, only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is."

Dot 26 - Sand and Stone.

Posted by Praveen on May 28, 2013 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)



A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE."


They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE."


The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?" The other friend replied "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of Forgivenes can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."


Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve our your benefits in stones.


A Special Person - They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them. Take the time to live!!!