Blog by Ishwar Jha

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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How to meditate according to Bhagavad Gita

Meditation helps you elevate yourself by yourself. With meditation practices properly, you can have control over the mind. Having a controlled mind, you live tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, honor and dishonor. Meditation enhances your knowledge, a better understanding of the self, poise, and control over the senses. You also become impartial towards your companions, friends, enemies, arbitrators, haters, relatives, friends, saints, and sinners. The meditation should be performed sitting on a firm surface, neither...

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What do you want from life vs. what life wants from you?

Do you struggle to find the answer to: “What do I want from life?” “What should I do to feel the victim of circumstances?” If you feel demotivated, unsure, aimless, can’t find any work that makes you lose yourself, you’re not alone — most people are in the same boat. The Hindu value system suggested us an appropriate system to better plan and organise our life based on the life stages. Childhood for study, character-building and living with full celibacy. Adulthood for earning livelihood to earn...

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What is up to us, What isn’t up to us

Most of us spend our time living worried about things not up to us. It causes us a great deal of frustration, disappointment, and sometimes heartache as well.Most of us spend our time living worried about things not up to us. It causes us a great deal of frustration, disappointment, and sometimes heartache as well. Lord Ram goes to exile to fulfilling the order of his father. Amused by the order of his father, Bharat asks the sage Vashisth, “Why it happened?” To which Sage Vashisth replied: “Loss and gain, Life and...

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My experience with God’s promise fulfillment “I carry what they lack and preserve what they have”

अनन्याश्चिन्तयन्तो मां ये जना: पर्युपासते | तेषां नित्याभियुक्तानां योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम् || 22|| “One who always think of Me and engage in devotion to Me and whose minds are always absorbed in Me, I provide what they lack and preserve what they already possess.” Early this week, I and my wife was traveling from Delhi to Mumbai by Rajdhani Express. I slept keeping my mobile and wallet in my trouser’s pocket. Around 3:30 am when I woke up, I couldn’t find my wallet and mobile in my pocket. I immediately searched...

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This alone shall solve all your problems

A hungry, tired, and empty-handed disciple turns to a monk for help. After carefully listening to the pain of his disciple the monk hands him over a shining object. “This alone shall solve all of your problems provided you reach out to the right person.” The disciple accepted the object and left the place. After a while, he spotted a farmer and offered the precious stone to him, “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. It would be kind if you’d buy this shining object from me.” The farmer looked at the...

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Don’t die mad, sad, stressed, confused

During our conversation yesterday, she was sounding tired, hassled and exhausted. I quipped, “Why do you sound like you are excessively tired?” “Yes, I am. Off late it seems I am surrounded with so many things. My sleep time has reduced to a few hours. I feel like I am working in my sleep too.” Replied she. Me: “Think that you die in a moment from now. Your dead body is lying on the floor and your soul is looking at your body from up above. What would it say?” After a momentary pause, I continued...

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How do you remind yourself of your duties

You love to keep setting the goals, targets, agendas, and duties, yet caught up in the day to day urgency, you keep forgetting it. Have you ever asked yourself about why it happens? Arjuna decides to fight the war. He invites Lord Krishna to become his mentor and charioteer. When he approaches the Warfield, seeing his relatives, friends, and acquaintances gathered there to kill each other, he gets infected by the delusion. He tells Krishna “It would, indeed, be better for me, if the sons of Dhrtarastra armed with weapons,...

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Energy in Motion

Life is all about going from moment to moment doing right things or doing wrong things or doing nothing. And while being in these situations our mind generates emotions. If you are doing right things your mind generates positive emotions of love, compassion, happiness, and pleasure. If you are doing wrong things or we are doing nothing, your mind is most likely generating negative emotions of hate, anger, fear, jealousy, infatuation, grief, distress, and pain and suffering. Your mind generates emotions because it is in constant...

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Biopic

Everywhere in the social channels, you’d be seeing these quotes: “Whom would you like to meet on your death day?” “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today.” Take one more today: “If you have to make your biopic someday, what scene you are writing today?” This is the way to start with the end in mind. As per erstwhile Indian tradition, bride and groom return home together in a sedan. A newlywed couple was traveling together to the marital home. While...

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