Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
How often do you let other people's nonsense change your mood?
Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly one can get back their focus on what's important. David J. Pollay explains his story in this way….
Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. Here's what happened. I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car's back end by just inches!
The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident, whipped his head around and he started yelling bad words at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean…he was friendly. So, I said, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!"
And this is when my taxi driver told me what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck."
"Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it. And if you let them, they'll dump it on you. When someone wants to dump on you, don't take it personally. You just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. You'll be happy you did."
I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often do I take their garbage and spread it to other people: at work, at home, on the streets? It was that day I said, "I'm not going to do it anymore."
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. Love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. Never let the garbage truck run over you….
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Again I am in this beautiful place. Arunji, Swami Vishnupadha and Harsih conducted the course. Yeah again this mischievous guy has cheated me.. now and then Arunji sang ‘ Vishamakara kannan.. avan Vishamakara kannan..’ Slowly I realized what he is meaning to say.
Guruji used to come come one session daily. Even in his meditation there was no words… it was not sort of guided meditation.. he just asked everyone to close our eyes.. that is it. We are meditating without any effort. His presence was felt in each meditations.
Guruji told everyone ‘ Dont think whether I am eligible for this meditation. Is it possible for me to meditate’. Everyone present here is blessed to meditate. That is why I have made you to come here.’ Some bulb started glowing in my head.
Course was in final stage. I don’t want to leave the ashram. But remembered some of his words ‘ A vehicle goes to a petrol bunk and fills up its tank. It has to leave the petrol bunk. It cant be in petrol bunk all the time. Same is true for ashram. You are filled with Joy in Ashram. Your duty is now to spread the joy to the outside world and come back to Home for filling joy again if necessary’
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sri Sri: When that happens, sun/moon and earth aligns, a huge energy
field is created. We should meditate, chant or do Satsang because
the effect is at least 100 times more, i.e. effect of Om Namah
Shivaya on regular day is one time but during eclipse it is 100
times more. Also we shouldn't eat 3-4 hours before and after to
intensify the effect even more. When we eat our body uses up lot of
energy to digest the food so instead of energy going to the mind it
goes in digesting the food. So if we don't eat all the energy goes
to the mind and then we should do chanting of slokas or Satsang. Our
body is made up of 60% water and so during full/new moon we are
affected also. That is why in olden days people use to fast on
Ekadasi, few days before to balance out the effect! The fasting
should be done eating fruits and vegetables. Also when we overeat or
eat heavy meal during lunch, we are sleepy after food because our
body is using up all the energy on digesting food and we can't do
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
But I have seen so many scenarios these guys used to be dumb. They do something :(
Stop stop.. Dont assume I am lettering my heart cry here :) I am supposed to have none other options( like the hero in film Santosh subramanium J ) But still what makes these gals to love them ; their looks? But not even a gal will sight them when this guy go out. Their talent? Ada pongaya… their bravery? Ila ila.. then wat????
Oh the Karma comes into play at this point? Mite be… Something.. Let us assume some (hidden ;) )good is happening in everyone’s life through some means.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Entered into my office.. Again I can see lot of free parking space that too in car parking.. I was baffled..
The newspaper said "People gathered in long queues in MRTS stations at " "MTC profit will go up by 10% for this month"
Yeah it was FUEL SHORTAGE in Chennai.. I thanked my habit of filling my vehicle's petrol tank on weekends :) :)
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
- Comes from a good family
- Deliciously handsome
- Aware of culture and traditions
- Professional education
- Mild mannered
- Works in software industry
- Morally sound
Ahem ahem,.. I satisfy all these conditions.. But who knows what their daughter expects :) :)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Kriya was so deep and vibrations were much felt even while chanting OM. It was a very silent end to turmoil for the 900 minds. Our class ended with Hari’s speeh. He has done researches and proved Ramayan was not a myth. If interested click the link. India is going a superb change and it is heading back to its root, the spiritual path.
Next utsav will happen in Chennai from August 28. :)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Mistake 1: Assuming that personal gain is obtained by crushing others.
Mistake 2: To keep on worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
Mistake 3: Insisting that a thing is impossible because you cannot accomplish it.
Mistake 4: Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.
Mistake 5: Neglecting development and refinement of mind.
Mistake 6: Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Fyi... This is sutta kathai :) [ Got this in email]
My husband is S/W Engineer by profession, I love him for his steady nature and I love the warm feeling when I lean against his broad shoulders. Two years of courtship and now, five years into marriage, I would have to admit, that I am getting tired of it. The reasons of me loving him before, has now transformed into the cause of all my restlessness.I am a sentimental woman and extremely sensitive when it comes to a relationship and my feelings. I yearn for the romantic moments, like a little girl yearning for candy. My husband is my complete opposite; his lack of sensitivity, and the inability of bringing romantic moments into our marriage has disheartened me about LOVE. One day, I finally decided to tell him my decision, that I wanted a divorce. "Why? " he asked, shocked. "I am tired. There are no reasons for everything in the world!" I answered. He kept silent the whole night, seemingly in deep thought. My feeling of disappointment only increased. Here was a man who was not able to even express his predicament, so what else could I expect from him? And finally he asked me: "What can I do to change your mind?" Somebody said it right... It's hard to change a person's personality, and I guess, I have started losing faith in him. Looking deep into his eyes I slowly answered: "Here is the question. If you can answer and convince my heart, I will change my mind. Let's say, I want a flower located on the face of a mountain cliff, and we both are sure that picking the flower will cause your death. Will you do it for me?" He said: " I will give you your answer tomorrow.... " My hopes just sank by listening to his response. I woke up the next morning to find him gone, and saw a piece of paper with his scratchy handwriting underneath a milk glass, on the dining table near the front door, that goes.... My dear, "I would not pick that flower for you, but.....please allow me to explain the reasons further..... This first line was already breaking my heart. I continued reading. "When you use the computer you always mess up the Software programs, and you cry in front of the screen. I have to save my fingers so that I can help to restore the programs. You always leave the house keys behind, thus I have to save my legs to rush home to open the door for you. You love traveling but always lose your way in a new city. I have to save my eyes to show you the way. You always have the cramps whenever your "good friend" approaches every month. I have to save my palms so that I can calm the cramps in your tummy. You like to stay indoors, and I worry that you will be infected by infantile autism. I have to save my mouth to tell you jokes and stories to cure your boredom. You always stare at the computer, and that will do nothing good for your eyes. I have to save my eyes so that when we grow old, I can help to clip your nails and help to remove those annoying white hairs. So I can also hold your hand while strolling down the beach, as you enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful sand...and tell you the colour of flowers, just like the colour of the glow on your young face.... Thus, my dear, unless I am sure that there is someone who loves you more than I do... I could not pick that flower yet, and die ... " My tears fell on the letter, and blurred the ink of his handwriting. .. And as I continue on reading... "Now, that you have finished reading my answer, and if you are satisfied, please open the front door for I am standing outside bringing your favorite bread and fresh milk... I rushed to pull open the door, and saw his anxious face, clutching tightly with his hands, the milk bottle and loaf of bread....Now I am very sure that no one will ever love me as much as he does, and I have decided to leave the flower alone... That's LIFE, and LOVE. When one is surrounded by love, the feeling of excitement fades away, and one tends to ignore the true love that lies in between the peace and dullness. Love shows up in all forms; even in very small and cheeky forms. It has never been a model. It could be the dullest and most boring form ... Flowers, and romantic moments are only used and appear on the surface of the relationship. Under all this, the pillar of true love stands... AND THAT'S LIFE
Monday, May 19, 2008
"I want to improve the quality of my life"
"I need to showcase my talent in all my official and personal works"
" I need to be more responsible"
"I have to do my part to prevent global warming"
"Not only saints, even I am capable of meditating but my mind gives some excuses like time and environment"
If any of these thoughts come now and then in your mind then it is the right time to plunge into action.
Yes friends. Let s start to do something useful not only for us but for all the creatures in this world.
Through UTSAV that is going to rock Chennai from June 5 to June 8 2008.
"But I am working in IT company. It will be far from my place as I work in OMR"
Hey you are lucky. The course is gonna take place in Anna University campus. Timing is from Evening 5 PM to 9 PM.
Still for what you are waiting for???
If your age is between 18 to 30 ,
Shoot me a mail for further details:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
One of my wishlist is going to take palce.. Yeah i am going to Bangalore. I dint have any purpose to visit the place, that too as college student i dint have time(Money too ;) ) to visit. All i know about Bangalore in my college was from Maxson( My friend who used to visit the place every summer). Whether it is a movie , a place or a Gal , he is king in saying Karuthu (Message). So i used to hear lot from him. I got my parent's permission to go to Bangalore for AMC.
Yes yes i m not going to Bangalore for an interview or Bird watching. That was my first AMC in the Ashram. Dravid and me managed to get the train ticket to Bangalore. And we landed in that heaven(Ashram).
It was sunday evening Satsang there. People were asking questions to Guruji. One gal shouted I love you to Guruji. Guruji with a smile replied ' U ve no choice' ....
And it took some months to understand the meaning of his words...