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Raise Your Standard

Do you remember the first word you spoke as a child?

Do you know how you felt when you took your first step when you had enough power in your leg to stand and move?

Do you remember your first day at the nursery school to start learning? What was the first thing that you learned?

Now, imagine how you have come a long way from your first word, first step, and first lesson in nursery school to become a good communicator, first uncertain steps to walking long distances and a skilled and knowledgeable person.

When you read the stories of people like Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, and so on who’ve set rules to work hard to raise their standards higher in order to make positive changes are unbelievable.

If you dare to raise your standards, the same power exists within you. It all starts with a simple change in yourself, whether transforming yourself, an organization, a company, a nation, or the world.

Time is now, the person is you, if not now, when?

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भाव पे न टिकने वाले को दुकानदार समान नहीं देता तो भाव न होने वालों को हरि कैसे मिले

भाव बिना बाजार में वस्तु मिले नहीं मोल।
बिना हरी कमजोर भाव सहित हरी बोल।।
आज नज़र पर गयी कबीर के इस दोहे पर और एक कहानी याद आ गया। एक आदमी पत्नी से बोला की मैं बाज़ार जा रहा हूँ।
पत्नी बोली “बाज़ार जा रहे हो तो कुछ अच्छा दिखे तो ख़रीद लेना और ठग मत जाना बाज़ार में काफ़ी सारे ठग बैठे रहते हैं।”
पति बाज़ार पहुँचा और उसे एक छाता दिखा जो उसे पसंद आ गया। उसने दुकानदार से भाव पूछा।
दुकानदार ने कहा “200 रुपए”
पति को पत्नी की सलाह याद आ गया “उसने कहा 100 का दोगे।”
दुकानदार समझ गया की ग्राहक समझदार है, उसने कहा 160 का दूँगा।
वह समझ दुकानदार बहुत बड़ा ठग है उसने तुरंत भाव बदल दी, कहा 80 का दोगे?
दुकानदार ने कहा 10 का दूँगा।
ग्राहक ने कहा 40 का दोगे।
दुकानदार ने कहा मुफ़्त का ही लेलो
ग्राहक ने कहा फिर तो दो ले लूँगा।
और उसे दुकानदार ने छाता नहीं दिया।
अगर भाव पे न टिकने वाले को दुकानदार समान नहीं देता तो भाव न होने वालों को हरि कैसे मिल सकता है। तो अगर हरि चाहिए तो सम्पूर्ण भाव से पुकारो। ज़रूर ही मिलेंगे।

भाव पे न टिकने वाले को दुकानदार समान नहीं देता तो भाव न होने वालों को हरि कैसे मिले Read More »

Mother and Motherland is Superior to all

After defeating Ravan, Lord Ram approached him and, with folded palms, spoke, “You have committed grave crimes, including the abduction of my wife and numerous evil and disruptive acts. Your crimes were heinous that I had no option other than take your life. Despite this, I acknowledge your wisdom and knowledge, and I humbly request that you share your wisdom with me.”

Ravan replied, “Oh, Ram! I only wish I had more time to be your teacher rather than your adversary. My time is limited, so I’ll impart the most crucial lesson I’ve learned in my life: Bad things easily captivate and entice you, leading you to hoard them impatiently. On the other hand, the things that are truly beneficial for you often fail to attract your attention. You skillfully invent powerful excuses to justify your disregard for them. This is why I was hasty in abducting Sita but never made an effort to meet you. These are my parting words, Ram; it’s your responsibility to recognize and embrace goodness.”

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Rising to Great Heights

“I have this feeling of living a loser and rotten life. They say, every dog has a day but, it seems, my life is written without my day. Isn’t that even God supports only the blessed few?”

When you plant fern and bamboo side by side, the fern sprouts quickly but remains short, while the bamboo takes time to grow but eventually reaches great heights. It’s similar in life – sometimes, we need time to build a strong foundation before we can achieve rapid growth.

Our periods of struggle are like nurturing our roots and developing the right mindset and skills to handle success. Opportunities surround us, and it’s our task to recognize them and take action to forge our unique path. With continuous effort and creativity, we can craft a happy and purposeful life through the choices we make and our commitment to our goals.

God eagerly awaits us to rise to our fullest potential and show the world our glory.

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God cherishes his ardent devotees

रित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् ।
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥

In a world where nothing is guaranteed, here comes the promise from the supreme God himself through the verses of Bhagavad Gita:

To protect the good from the evil, I shall advent from time to time. It’s the faith in the Supreme God that has moved many ardent devotees to live with the joy, peace and prosperity.

God forewarns, God protects, God cherishes his ardent devotees.

Sit straight, close your eyes, wear a smile and feel the assurances of God. You will find no fear, no anxiety, no worries, no shortcomings. You are amazing under the armour of God. Start blessed. Stay blessed.

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Live first. Then tell.

Thoreau said, “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

Yesterday, during my commute home on the metro, I couldn’t help but notice how nearly everyone was engrossed in their mobile screens, diligently scanning, watching, and sharing various content with others.

This made me think the wisdom in such actions. While the sharing of thoughts, quotes, and stories from diverse sources is common, genuine knowledge is born from personal experience.

It’s not derived from books, blogs, videos, magazines, TV, or movies. It must be rooted in your own encounters with the world, your unique lens.

In essence, for better structure and clarity, it’s essential to live and accumulate personal experiences before you truly have something valuable to share with others.

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The Right Type of Theist

Theist prays to God, saying, “O God, I accept you, but not your world.”

An Atheist prays to God, saying, “O God, I accept your world, but not you.”

A Profound Atheist prays to God, stating, “O God, I accept you and your world.”

To be a profound atheist in this world means embracing the beautiful journey that God has bestowed upon us. Recognize that you are the chosen candidate to enjoy, appreciate, and fully experience life on this planet, finding true bliss.

In the words of God Krishna to Arjuna, “Give up everything and surrender to me, come to my feet.” While some may interpret this as egotistical, Krishna’s message is to let go of all preconceptions and accept life as it is. Without fully accepting and enjoying life, one cannot achieve true bliss or renunciation.

God is not separate from the world; rather, God is the world, and the world is God. In God Krishna’s world, he declares, “I am the only one, and there is no second, neither in the past nor in the future.” Separating God from the world prevents us from truly perceiving His presence.

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Living with purpose: Transforming goals, words and principles

As humans, our innate desire is to find a purpose that transcends our individual selves.

What I have learned about the purpose is it’s not just a decorative accessory but a profound commitment that should coexist with our convenience and motives.

To embark on a journey of living a more purpose-driven life, we should aspire to maximize our purpose in three key ways:

  1. Setting Goals: We must establish clear objectives that channel our surplus resources and efforts toward our purpose. These goals should align with our broader mission.

  2. Choosing Words: Our language should extend beyond self-interest and embrace words that reflect a genuine commitment to a greater cause. It’s through our words that we communicate our purpose to the world.

  3. Guiding Principles: To create an environment where those around us can pursue their own purposes, we should establish guiding principles that encourage and support their journey.

Ultimately, the path to a purpose-driven life entails using our abilities to rejuvenate and reshape our world.

May you be inspired and guided by your purpose!

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How Bhagavad Gita Spread Worldwide and Spread Hinduism Philosophy Globally

Warren Hastings served as the first Governor General of Bengal from 1772 to 1785. The British rulers had a persistent interest in propagating Christianity among the Indian population, aiming to influence them through religious principles.

During his tenure in India, Warren Hastings encountered the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred text written in Sanskrit.

Unfortunately, he could not comprehend its contents due to the language barrier.
In his quest to find someone capable of explaining the Bhagavad Gita, he came across Charles Wilkins, a resident of Benaras who possessed a deep understanding of the Gita, Veda, and Upanishads.

Warren Hastings approached Charles Wilkins with a request to translate the Bhagavad Gita into English. This translation was eventually published by a British Press in 1785, marking the first English rendition of the Bhagavad Gita. The book was titled “Bhagavat Gita: A Dialogue of Krishna and Arjuna.”

In the book’s preface, Warren Hastings expressed his admiration for the Bhagavad Gita, stating, “Long after the British flag no longer flies under the sun, the beauty of the Bhagavad Gita will continue to provide solace, compassion, and peace to all of humanity.”

The British queen, upon learning of Warren Hastings’ involvement with the Bhagavad Gita, reacted with anger and removed him from his duties in India, compelling his return to London.

The book rapidly gained fame and became a global bestseller. Within five years of its publication, the Bhagavad Gita was translated and published in various languages, including German, French, Italian, and many others.

Numerous Western and Central countries established centers for the study of Sanskrit to further translate, understand, and explore the wisdom concealed within Indian scriptures.

This is how the world came to learn about the invaluable treasures of the Bhagavad Gita, Vedas, Upanishads, and other Indian scriptures, ultimately bestowing upon India global recognition as a land of wisdom and greatness.

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Krishna, the promise keeper

They say truth is stranger than fiction, but what if it’s also rarer? Imagine living in an era where unbroken promises are as rare as a cold sun or a hot moon. This is no product of fancy, but the age-old tale of Krishna, where a man’s truthfulness put even nature’s most unalterable truths to shame.

God Krishna was uniquely known for his steadfast integrity, a promise made by Krishna was the ultimate assurance anyone could ask for.

As the fearsome battle of Mahabharat loomed, Kunti, mother of the brave Pandavas, found herself drowning in anxiety for her sons’ safety. Krishna, seeing her distress, calmly promised, “Do not fear, mother. Your sons will invariably return home from the battlefield unscathed.”

Kunti clung onto Krishna’s words as a lifeline in the tumultuous sea of her worries. As the dust of war slowly enveloped the battlefield, the Pandavas fought with bravery, their mother’s hopes tied to their valor, and Krishna’s promise protecting them like a divine shield.

When all five Pandavas returned home victorious, Kunti’s heart swelled with relief and gratitude. During their victory celebration, she praised Krishna, saying, “Your word is the epitome of truthfulness. It’s more conceivable to experience the sun losing its heat and the moon its chill, rather than your words proven false.”

From this point onward, Krishna’s fulfilled promise etched a mark in history, symbolizing unshakeable truthfulness. His inherent ability to honor his word, despite unparalleled challenges, defined honor and reliability. Krishna’s saga untangled an eternal fact: when one promises earnestly and upholds it against all odds, it generates an everlasting impact, akin to natural truths that stand the test of time.

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Rama’s Lesson to Jabali: A Story of Faith and Dut

Sage Jabali is visited by God Ram, Sita, and Laxman as they travel to the site of their exile. Jabali was trying to convice Ram to defy his father’s desires and return to Ayodhya.

Curious Jabali earnestly asked, “Rama, you’re a wise man. Why do you choose to obey an unjust order from your father? Why endure hardships in the forest when you are already declared the king of Ayodhya and you can live comfortably in your king palace?”

Jabali continued, explaining his beliefs, “To me, there’s no god, heaven or hell. I don’t see father or mother or brother or wife as bondings, but illusions. The only reality to me is this world – where we’re born and die. We deserve to live a comfortable life for ourselves.”

After listening to Jabali, Ram responded, “Jabali, you’re a smart man, but you’re ruled by your selfish motives and thinking. Your argument dismisses the mysteries of life – of creation and destruction, good and evil – all of which logic cannot comprehend.”

He continued, “Jabali, you speak of attachment to the world full of sorrow and suffering, but fail to see the eternal and blissful part of our existence; our true self that is in unity with God.”

Taking a deep breath, he continued, “Duties, honors and seeking true self are not illusionary bonds for me, they are the essence of life. I will continue to obey my fathers order and fulfill my duty in this forest and preserve peace during my entire exile period.”

Stunned by Ram commitment, Jabali admitted, “I spoke those words to see if you were firm in your beliefs. I am a believer in God, but I pretended to challenge your principles.”

Rama acknowledged his confession calm-heartedly. “Stay true to your beliefs, Jabali. Your words hold immense power and should be used for nobler purposes.”

This conversation between Ram and Jabali always reminds me of the importance of being steadfast in your beliefs and duties, as they not only define your character but also guide you towards the path of righteousness and truth. Misusage of knowledge and reason can lead us astray. It is wisdom that helps us leverage them in the right direction.

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How to Pursue Your Dreams in the Midst of Distractions and Disturbances

Do you dream of a quiet and serene place where you can work on your goals without being distracted or disturbed by anything? Do you think that if you could find the perfect place, you would be able to focus and get things done? If so, you are not alone. Many people long for a place of silence and calm, where they can pursue their dreams without any challenges or obstacles.

But the truth is, there is no such place. Everywhere you go, there are things that will disrupt your focus. Home, office, forest – none of them are free from noise and trouble. No matter where you are, you will face some kind of distraction.

There is a story of a man who learned a secret mantra from a master. He was told that if he chanted it non-stop, he would accomplish his wishes. He tried to do it at home, but he was always disturbed by his family and neighbors. He ran away to the forest, where he found a tree and began his chanting. But soon he was bothered by the birds tweeting, the animals growling, and the droppings hitting his head.

He left the tree and searched for another place. He found an empty field and built a hut there. He thought he had finally found quietness, but then a saint told him that a strong wind could demolish his hut. He was worried about losing his shelter, so he went back to his home and continued his chanting there.

The moral of the story is that you cannot wait for the ideal conditions to follow your dreams. You have to make do with what you have and create your own peace and harmony. Running away is not a solution, but a fantasy that distracts you from your true aim.

How can you create your own peace and harmony in any situation? Here are some tips:

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  • Accept what you cannot change. Some distractions are inevitable and beyond your control. Instead of getting frustrated or angry, accept them as part of life and move on.
  • Focus on what you can control. Some distractions are within your power to reduce or eliminate. For example, you can turn off your phone, close your door, wear headphones, or set boundaries with others.
  • Be mindful of your thoughts and emotions. Some distractions are internal and come from your own mind and heart. For example, you may worry about the future, regret the past, or feel bored or anxious. These can interfere with your concentration and motivation. To overcome them, practice mindfulness techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation, or journaling.
  • Remind yourself of your purpose and goals. Some distractions are external and come from other people or things that tempt you away from your work. For example, you may want to check social media, watch TV, or chat with friends. These can make you lose sight of your priorities and waste your time. To resist them, remind yourself of why you are doing what you are doing and what you hope to achieve.
  • Reward yourself for your progress. Some distractions are positive and come from your own needs and desires. For example, you may need to take a break, have a snack, or do something fun or relaxing. These can help you recharge your energy and creativity. To enjoy them without guilt, reward yourself for your progress and celebrate your achievements.
  • By following these tips, you can create your own peace and harmony in any situation and work on your dreams without distractions or disturbances. You don’t need to search for the perfect place or wait for the perfect time. You can create them wherever you are and whenever you want.

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    Die a hero… so that, people show up on your funeral day

    Remember the times when people asked you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You’ve probably given different answers, maybe just to downplay your real aspirations.

    Well, here’s something really important I want to share with you today: Embrace the idea that you never have to completely grow up. Your life isn’t just one chapter; it’s an entire book waiting to be written. Think of yourself as a fresh, empty sheet of paper with the curiosity of a beginner.

    Being that blank sheet of paper lets you explore endless possibilities – drawing, writing poems, sketching, crafting paper boats, and even soaring paper airplanes. Just remember to keep your life free from negativity and mistakes that could sidetrack your journey.

    As you continue penning your life story, consider these steps:

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  • Assess your current situation.
  • Pick areas to focus on and explore your choices.
  • Envision your future self 5 to 10 years down the road, understanding that each step is progress, not a setback.
  • Embrace a heroic mindset that keeps propelling you ahead.
  • Foster a positive outlook where learning, growth, and enjoyment are intertwined.
  • So, let your life unfold like an empty sheet, with each moment adding another stroke to your vibrant narrative. Engage in actions that fill every page of your story with such richness that, when you take your final breath, you’ll read those pages and say, “What an incredible life I’ve had.”

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    Suppress negativity spread goodness

    Guru Nanak arrived at a village where people were a quarrelling with each other. He blessed them and asked them to prosper and live in that village forever. In the next village, people were living with peace, compassion and tranquility.

    Guru Nanak blessed them too and advised them to abandon the village and disperse.

    Mardana, his close disciple got puzzled observing the strange blessings, he asked, “Why did you bless the unworthy people of first village with prosperity, and asked the good people of the second village to disperse.

    Guru Nanak smiled and answered: ‘The quarrelsome will only spread unrest and friction wherever they go. So I asked them to remain where they were. But it is better for the peace-loving to disperse and take their good qualities so that wherever they go people can learn the art of peaceful coexistence.’”

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    Here is how to find yourself when you are feeling lost

    Enlightenment in life comes not by chasing the ultimate consciousness but by living stably in the self. Many in the world are multi-millionaires and billionaires, yet they are poor. When penniless, you crave to have Rs.10. Then you get Rs.10 and feel Rs.10 poor. Somehow you get Rs.100, and then you are Rs.100 poor. You remain poor even after having millions in your bank. The dissimilarities in public life are visible everywhere. People have so much money that they don’t have a place to keep it, and many don’t have a home to live in.

    Everything in your life begins with how you feel. The very secret of enlightenment begins by remembering who you are. If you remember being kind, you will start feeling like a kind. If you think you are a master, you will feel like a master.

    I remember a story narrated by my mother in my childhood. There was a king, and he had a dumb and spoilt son. One day he fired his son because of his misbehaviour and forced him to leave home.
    For ten years, the king’s son lived the life of a homeless beggar in tattered and dirty clothes. He completely forgot that he was ever a prince.

    The ageing king felt for his son and asked his prime minister to search for his son. While on the search duty, the prime minister found the king’s son, bare feet, lacerated with wounds begging for little money outside a hotel. He immediately recognized the king’s son, bowed and said, “The king has pardoned you and asks you to return to your kingdom.” Within no time, the son threw away his begging bowl and became a king. He ordered the prime minister to bring him a pair of good shoes and kingly clothes and arrange his bath immediately. Everyone who humiliated him a while ago gave him started obeying him. A person in the crowd reminded him of what he was a moment ago, “How is it you forget us in a moment?”

    The prince replied, “I remembered you as long as I had forgotten who I was. Just now I have remembered I am prince so, I forget I am a beggar. Now, I remember, I am a king and I have always been a king.”
    You would have heard about fake it till you made it. It applies here — If you continue to remember who you are, there is no need for any practice or reminder for any external forces to remind you of who you are. If you have forgotten your real self, remember who you are and see yourself transforming.

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