Blog by Ishwar Jha

4 types of people you should not believe what they say

बातुल भूत बिबस मतवारे। ते नहिं बोलहिं बचन बिचारे॥ जिन्ह कृत महामोह मद पाना। तिन्ह कर कहा करिअ नहिं काना॥ बालकाण्ड ११८ “Those who are delirious or mad, those who are possessed and those who are inebriated, do not talk sense. None should give ear to the ravings of those who have drunk the wine of infatuation.” Goddess Parvati requests God Shankar to share the story of Ram with her. God Shankar starts narrating the story of Ram, telling her about whom to consider getting the advice: Lord Shankar warns her not to consider...

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5 Skills to Take Your Life and Business to the Next Level

Are you hitting the ceiling? Hitting the ceiling means feeling stuck, frustrated, and living every day like there is not enough time. Try developing these five skills to break through the ceiling and see yourself advance to the next level. SIMPLIFY – eliminate complexity and reducing everything to the essential. DELEGATE – free and elevate yourself to do what you are best at and then delegate others to the next best person you know. PREDICT – choose your path after evaluating the long-term and short-term goals. SYSTEMIZE – document...

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What would your museum say

You must have visited a museum at some or other time. A museum is an organized collection of things someone did over time and then collected the stories and artifacts for you to see. Every time I went inside a museum, it has inspired my interest in an area of study, item, time, period, or idea. During one of my visits to the museum in Patna, I became so inspired that I decided to write an article about getting a job as museum staff. It turned out to be my first published article in Hindustan Times way back in the year 1990. Since...

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A tale: God is within us

In the ancient Indian kingdom lived a highly respected sage. The Sage was wise, fearless, knowledgeable, gentle, and endowed with divine nature. Jealous of his popularity and unfathomable spiritual philosophy, the King sent him a notice to appear in his senate. The Sage obliged the King’s order. The King said: “You are considered wise and spiritual. You must be knowing all things about God. I have three questions for you. If you don’t provide me with the satisfactory answer to these questions, you will get beheaded...

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5 Traits That Make You Wildly Hirable

Ideally if you are great at job, you’d be getting a few calls from the recruitment agencies, your previous employers, your ex-bosses or professional references asking you about: Can I take you for a coffee to discuss an opportunity? How is the job? Are you still happy with what you do? Are you making money? Did they change the compensation plan on you? You’ll never believe how good things are going over here. You have an open invitation to be on my team. If it’s not happening with you, you may be lacking in these 5...

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Here is the secret to remain forever employable

When I was in my early 20s, I was excited to break into my career that allow me to leverage my skills, interests and market realities. When I turned 30s, I was paranoid about gaining the seniority, security, salary, and fulfilment. When I entered into 40s, I am concerned about sustenance, stability, and belongingness. Through all these career transitions, I can assure you that instead of being excited, paranoid and concerned, I need to ensure that my efforts, career paths, and viability as valuable person of organisation, society,...

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Why Anger is More Torrent Than Fire and How to Deal With It

This blog is based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 verse 62, Chapter 2 verse 63, Chapter 5 verse 26, Chapter 16 verse 1 – 3, and Chapter 16 verse 21. Anger, lust, and greed together has created the mess around us. There are more than 4.4 crore pending cases in the court. Wealth inequality is at an all-time high. The incidences of social injustice, crime, hate, corruption, poverty, etc. are prevailing everywhere. It seems like life is a mess, and no one knows how to take control of it. In this article, I have tried to look into the...

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Three Ways to Experience God Based on What You Prefer the Most

Do you think you don’t know how to pray? Here are three ways you can pray to God. The First is your body; your body is not yours but of God. Live in the best spiritual and physical condition, eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep to wake up every morning to serve God, and emotional balance to tune up your body to serve God. A healthy body is the adobe of a healthy soul. When you carry a healthy soul, you attract courage, gallantry, stability, stubbornness, peace, tranquility, high morals, and spirituality. The Second is...

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What if you’ve closed eyes in the World full of possibilities

What if you’ve closed eyes in the World full of possibilities Anonymous asked, “As soon as I wake up, I see so many problems everywhere. People are suffering from abnormalities, hunger, injustice, and suffering. I don’t know whether the idea of a sunshine day is just a myth.” I responded, “The World is full of beautiful possibilities everywhere every moment. It’s you who’s stopped by yourself. To make opportunities possible, you need to make a choice and take steps to transform the prospects...

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How to focus on the important thing

When asked: “How have you been?” Your usual response would be, “Ahhh… I have been so much busy these days.” “What is it that keeps you so much busy?” ? ? ? “Have you got what you always wanted from life?” “It isn’t going anywhere.” “Are you happy?” “Well… It’s quite a difficult thing to be happy these days.” If you are busy, but you don’t have clear answers, you are doing things without having clarity about your goals,...

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