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    Learning knows no limit

    Kim Woo-Choong, founder and Chairman of Daewoo, the motor-giant of Korea writes: “There are six keys to success: First, start working hard from the beginning. Second, small innovations lead to bigger ones later. Third, combine with others to create a mastermind.

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    Prosperity or poverty is only in your mind — T.G.L. Iyer

    SCARCITY and abundance are creations of our mind. If our mind believes in scarcity, then we can expect only little, limited offerings in life. If we believe in abundance, then there will be always an overflow and flood of prosperity in our lives. Our thoughts about what we deserve are very vital. Slowly and gradually, we will discover that whatever we want is already available. Our belief will cause it to manifest.

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    End view on the mind screen – T.G.L. Iyer

    How do you create a belief ? Sports psychologists use visualization methods to give their clients a winning edge. Why? Because the visualized thought-data is fed into the brain and the body-chemistry receives the message clearly. Thereafter, the muscles and all actions respond appropriately to the precise instructions the visualization has commanded. The process is somewhat like taking a picture through the camera. If the picture is 10 per cent out of

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    Man is what he believes — T.G.L. Iyer

    JOHN STUART MILL once wrote: “One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.” Belief is a one-man-army which can break an impregnable wall, win a battle against a rag tag crowd without faith or conviction. Beliefs help us to tap our hidden potential deep within us, creating and directing them to support our desired outcomes. Beliefs are the maps and compasses which guide us

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    The healing power within — T.G.L. Iyer

    We are all “born healers” for the simple reason that the healing presence of God is within all of us. Everyone can contact it, touch it with their thoughts. It responds to all. This healing is present in all living creatures like the dog, cat, bird, etc. It is omnipresent. Spiritual treatment means turning to the divine presence inside. You remind yourself of God’s presence–his place, harmony, wholeness,

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    Creating your own luck

    The ‘Harvard Business Review’ once reprinted the letter-head of a successful large corporation which read as follows: “To look is one thing; to learn from what you understand is still something else; but to act on what you learn is all that really matters.”

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    Qualities of the divine– II

    When you criticize others, you satisfy your negative impulses like envy, jealousy and hatred. You deviate from the path, of divinity. The seventh quality is ‘Dayabhutesu’ i.e. compassion for others. Compassion does not mean pitying others for their suffering. Compassion should have the support of your intellectual conviction.

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    Qualities of the divine– I

    VERSE 2, Chapter XVI of the Bhagvad Gita enumerates eleven qualities of the Divine. First is Ahimsa i.e. Harmlessness, not thinking ill of others, taking care not to offend another in thought, word or deed. Such a person never tries to inflict pain or suffering on others.

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    Releasing the imprisoned splendour

    In the lives of too many people, there is no place for love, friendship, regard, sacrifice and so on. They view life as an opportunity to manipulate others into doing things. Some manipulate others for no reason at all, as they don’t gain anything out of it.

  • More of Virtues: less Of Evil

    One does not become excellent primarily by focussing on and avoiding what is wrong and 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.”

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    Welch mantra

    JACK WELCH, CEO of General Electric, while moving around the company discovered that people were operating with walls separating them.

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    Your most precious resource

    Our ability to think is our most precious resource. Our ability to decide, our ability to choose our own thoughts, is one area where we have complete control. We are where we are and what we are because of our own thoughts, decisions and actions. Nature is impartial. It does not care whether you adopt good models or bad models to lead your life.

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    Accept gods timings

    Columnist  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

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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.” The Katha Upanishad quotes: “The supreme self is beyond name

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    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.”- Katha Upanishad

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    Have a big dream

    The wise one believes in himself when many don’t really value themselves as much as they should. Many think that life would be better off, if they were somebody else. The reason is that they undervalue their talents, skills and worth, which lie hidden to be tapped. They refuse to meet new challenges because they feel that they are not equipped sufficiently to face them. To become wise, we have to read,

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    Optimism, A key to success

    The more optimistic you are, the more creative you can be. With optimistic attitude, one can generate new ideas and create possibilities to move forward faster than at normal times. In fact, a determined effort to cultivate optimism can improve the quality of life, ensure happiness and success. A person without optimism becomes a routine thinker and in the end no thinker at all.

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    What you can do in one day

    Many years ago, there was a young boy who wanted to become an opera singer. His parents paid for his lessons but the teacher said that he has no future but he persisted. He was put under the care of another teacher. The mother sacrificed her comforts to meet the expenses. The boy Enrico Caruso became the greatest singer of his time because his mother fired and inspired him to become great.

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    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.

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    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”.