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  • Input and Output

    THE Isha Upanishad tells us, “Those who see themselves in all creatures and all creatures in themselves know no fear.”
    The 23rd Psalm also narrates: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Thou art with me.”
    St. Teresa of Avila corroborates, “Let nothing frighten you. Everything is changing; God alone is changeless.”

  • Wishes and Goals

    ACCORDING to psychologist Sydney Jourard: “Most of our joy in life comes from our happy relationships with other people and most of our disappointments in life come from unhappy relationship with others. It means that most of our problems are “people problems”. Remember, that we like ourselves because of the way we feel about ourselves when we are with others. A small test can be carried out to ascertain how we get

  • Fruit candle

    Light a Candle

    One way to expand our personality is to read success stories. When we get fired and inspired, our strength increases; our enthusiasm becomes intense and we outstrip our own expectations. We see people going to a hospital and helping patients expecting nothing in return. We see workers going to slums and making children literate. We see people working to increase the sub-soil water level, to decrease water scarcity. We see volunteers coming

  • Keep Moving forward Only

    Some species of sharks have to keep moving just to survive. It is also true of creative people who can’t rest on their laurels. All the time in life, we are either moving towards, on retreating from our cherished goals and it is upon us to decide to chase, rest or retreat. We have to force ourselves to step out a little each time. It could be the break we have been

  • Tolerance

    While most of us stick to the moral path when it comes to major wrongdoings like stealing and killing, we do stray from it when we lose our temper. The biggest failing is that of intolerance, the act of not accepting people as they are or accepting things as they happen.

  • Napolean Hill, Contender to champion, guiding lights, Peace of Mind, T.G.L. Iyer

    From a contender to champion

    Napolean Hill, who wrote about false teeth, describes how one day, all the teeth dislodged themselves from the jaws and fell down on the floor. Hill picked up them up and began to examine them. Seeing him show interest in these teeth, his wife remarked that he could become a dentist and make better sets of artificial teeth for other people. Hill took up the suggestion and became a successful dentist.

  • More of Virtues, Less of Evil

    ONE does not become excellent primarily by focussing on or avoiding what is wrong and what is bad. One becomes excellent by focussing on and pursuing what is right and good. Our primary goal as moral beings is not just to say no to vice but to say yes to virtue. G.K. Chesterton said: “Virtue is not the absence of vice or the avoidance of moral danger; virtue is a vivid and separate thing.”

  • Input and Output

    THE Isha Upanishad tells us, “Those who see themselves in all creatures and all creatures in themselves know no fear.” The 23rd Psalm also narrates: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Thou art with me.” The Katha Upanishad quotes: “The supreme self is beyond name and form, beyond the senses, inexhaustible. Those who realize the self are forever free from the jaws of

  • Controlling Quality of Life

    The supreme self is beyond name and form, beyond the senses, inexhaustible. Those who realize the self are forever free from the jaws of Death.”

  • Accept Gods Timings

    COLUMNIST Ann Landers defines success as follows: “If you have a good reputation; if you are right more often than you are wrong; if your children respect you, if your grandchildren are glad to see you; if your friends can rely on you and you can count on them in times of trouble; if you can face God and say I have done my best, then you are a success. If you can accept

  • Twice Born

    THE purpose of life is not to succeed alone but to strengthen our connection with God and manifesting the potential and talents given to us. Our goal in life is to be ourselves to prove our uniqueness, identity and be a do-gooder in our relationships. Ultimately, we should be able to say: “I had such a wonderful life. I wish I had realized it. If I am asked to live again by

  • Flooding Life With Light

    WALT DISNEY once said: “All of your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”

  • Signs of Wisdom

    VIDURA NITI in Mahabharata defines wisdom within six parameters. First, a wise man listens patiently, understands quickly and engages in action when he knows his subject fully. He does not yield to the moments of impulse and does not interfere unasked, in other’s affairs. Second, the wise do not yearn for unattainable things. They do not grieve for things, which they have lost. They are not perplexed when faced with adversity. Third,

  • Wishes And Goals

    ACCORDING to psychologist Sydney Jourard: “Most of our joy in life comes from our happy relationships with other people and most of our disappointments in life come from unhappy relationship with others. It means most of our problems are “people problems”.  “Remember that we like ourselves because of the way we feel about ourselves when we are with others. A small test can be carried out to ascertain how we get on

  • Life Is Not A Smooth Road

    Satya Sai Baba said: “Man’s many desires are like the small metal coins he carries about in his pocket. The more he has, the more they weigh him down.” People are often driven to excesses by an internal feeling that they have more than what they can hold. That something cannot be found in material possessions or earthly delights, or small pleasures, which fill the void temporarily. The void is created when

  • To Swing In Life

    Albert Einstein flunked in school because he could not synchronise with his teachers. Einstein experienced the world differently from his teachers and because his views were different, his teachers continually marked him down.

  • We Can Start Our Journey Anytime

    MITCHELL wrote: “It is not what happens to you, it is what you do about it that makes the difference.” He flew an aeroplane solo and after landing, was going home on a motorcycle, when it collided with a truck. Apart from the fracture he sustained due to the fall, the fuel tank of the motorcycle exploded, causing severe burns on his body, especially his face. For the next two years, he

  • You Are Born Original

    Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “My life is for itself and not for a spectator; what I must do is all that concerns me; not what other people think. What I think of myself is the crux of my existence. My thoughts are the flesh and blood of my performance.”

  • Change Is Always Inside

    TO get to Amaranth cave, you have to travel through a difficult terrain of ascend and descend. But in the end there is excitement, sense of adventure and fulfillment. Life is similar. All of us encounter obstacles, problems and challenges. How to respond to them creates happiness or misery. The book of James says: “Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations then be happy because if the path is

  • Life Is A Voyage Homeward Bound

    A king plagued by many worries, harassed on all sides, called his wise men for counsel. He asked them to invent a few magic words that would help him in times of trial and distress, prosperity and adversity and would be ever enduring. The wise men huddled together for days together and came to the monarch with the magic words: “This too shall pass away.”