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  • Why organisations should ‘understand’ their employees

    The ‘patriarch’ of the organisation should empathise with the employees, appreciate their problems and correctly assess their strengths and weaknesses, writes RAVI VALLURI It would be a worthwhile activity to disambiguate the word ‘devotion’ with respect to an organisation as we unravel the dilemma of human resources development in an organisation. An organisation is a…

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  • Life is like a train journey

    At each juncture or halt, just as people entrain and detrain, so is it, not only with the people in our lives but the thoughts floating around in our mind Call it a belief, term it a thought or merely an observation, fact is one discovers the land while travelling by train. Humans through their…

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  • How the human mind develops psychological skills

    The human mind over a period of time becomes robust by assessment of individual differences, behavioural modifications and various guidance skills Maharishi Patanjali in the celebrated treatise Patanjali Yoga Sutra, wrote, “Tado drashtuhu swarupe avastham,” (Sutra 3), implying that the seer then rests or remains in his / her own nature. This exalted state can…

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  • How to overcome challenging situations

    Humans should inculcate the efficacious habit of accepting failures as easily as we embrace momentous and successful moments Once an accomplished and legendary Sufi master was invited by an estimable management institute in the United States of America to explicate and delineate the nuances of Sufism and its relevance to contemporary society. Erudite scholars and…

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  • Aggression, violence and onset of peace

    Arousal of violent tendencies in an individual may happen under the burden of enormous negative emotional feelings, writes RAVI VALLURI Aeons ago lived an overbearing, self-opinionated and hubristic monarch. He scuttled all dissent and those opposed to his modus operandi were either exiled or obliterated. The only modus vivendi available to the denizens of his…

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  • Why it is paramount to understand the law of acceptance

    The human mind needs to metamorphose and transfigure to accept everything in totality, rather than bits and parts, writes RAVI VALLURI Do humans live in utopian conditions where people, events and situations are exemplary and indefectible; such that no acts of omission or commission occur? Humanly impossible! As the saying goes, “to err is human…

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  • Understanding the law of gratitude and gratefulness

    It is primarily and predominately our attitude which reinforces gratitude within our personalities, writes RAVI VALLURI Almighty divinity, through the prowess of the grandeur nature, and the resplendent and ever mutating cosmos is eternally showering bounties on humans. However, the human mind is not wakeful or grateful to accept this materiality. It is well-nigh impossible…

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  • Why you must overcome frustration and conflicts

    Human life is too inestimable and precious that antipathetic emotions like resentment and conflicts should become roadblocks or impediments which subsume the thought process. Two young girls from an estimable school were bosom buddies, veritable alter egos of one another. They were to appear for the class 12th examination. Renu was exceptionally gifted and her mind…

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  • A curious mind and unconventional thinking can engineer change

    Those with a curious mind and an unconventional or atypical thinking process try to refashion their personalities by re-engineering themselves from inside out, writes RAVI VALLURI Often, conventional and commonplace way of think only results in clambering the ladder. A person leading a ho-hum existence is invariably complacent and satiated with the prosaic lifestyle. Those…

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  • Zen Buddhism: Law of attraction

    Without the grace of the Master one only encounters misadventures and roadblocks along the path, writes RAVI VALLURI Aeons ago a strapping youngster gained admission into an estimable temple of knowledge. He was fortunate to be imparted precious pearls of wisdom of Zen Buddhism by sagacious and prescient masters. Along with the other tutees, he…

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  • Therapeutic approaches for a better living

    Healing therapy reinforces the resolve for mitigating distress and convalescence, leading to an improved lifestyle, writes RAVI VALLURI Anand was a mere mentee at an estimable and celebrated flautist’s music school. The strapping youngster was bewitched by the prepossessing damsel who too was learning to play the flute under the expertise of the legendary musician….

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  • Inner strength and a mature mind

    Only self-power and a full-grown mentality transfigure an individual to establish contact with the source of our inner energy, writes RAVI VALLURI Aeons ago a neophyte Zen student was an apprentice at a temple of knowledge. Regrettably, his mind was not robust enough and kept tergiversating and vacillating; so much so his mind and soul…

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