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[Karmasaya] is based on [PhpWiki|http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/] hacked to prevent modification by others (which is contrary to the fundamental Wiki notion, but suits my purpose here).
Articles
* [Goal of Life is God-Realisation|http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/messages/goal.htm]
* 2002 Jan 09 : [The Strange "Job" Concept]
* 2002 Jan 07 : [Miraculous Messages from Water]
* 2002 Jan 07 : [How One Person Can Change the World]
* [I feel so much anger towards my mother....] (added 2001 August 20)
* [Moving from anger into sadness...] (added 2001 August 12)
* [Consequences of Anger]
* [Goal of Life is God-Realisation|http://www.SivanandaDlshq.org/messages/goal.htm]
# [Global Village]
* 2001 Oct 05 : [The algebra of infinite justice]
* [Guy Kawasaki] - [Big Stones|http://www.garage.com/guy/speeches/paloAlto.shtml]
* [Vivekananda on Man's True Spiritual Nature|http://www.angelfire.com/ny2/bass/vivekananda.html]
* [many articles|http://www.angelfire.com/ny2/bass/] at Stanley S. Bass's site
* [Stephen R. Covey] : [Knowledge Sharing|http://www.franklincovey.com/foryou/articles/] and [Knowledge Expo|http://www.franklincovey.com/ez/library/]
How to survive a Heart attack
__'' I will not remove this page to make sure people donot use the cached information at Google etc. and come to the wrong conclusion ''__
before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the
normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a
save their lives! If everyone who gets this sends it to ten people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.
From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240snewsletter AND THE BEAT GOES ON ... (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc.publication, Heart Response)
Newsletters
* [Sivananda Daily Readings|http://www.dlsmd.org/sdr/sdrmainpage.htm]
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Thoughts Worth Thinking
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Why Work
http://www.whywork.org/ : Creating Livable Alternatives to Wage Slavery
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Karmasaya
When you first perceive an orange and taste it, you get knowledge of an orange. A samskara is formed in the subconscious mind at once. At any time this samskara can generate a memory of the object, the orange and knowledge of the orange. Though the object and the act of knowing are distinguishable, yet they are inseparable.
The sum total of all samskaras is known as karmasaya (receptacle of works) and this is called sancita karma (accumulated works). When a man leaves the physical body he carries with him his astral body of seventeen tatvas (elements) and the karmasaya, to the mental plane. Karmasaya is burnt in toto by the highest knowledge, obtained through asamprajnata samadhi (the non-dual superconscious state).
Nonviolence and us
This article appeared as one of two articles on the grimmest of workplace phenomena: homicide in Business Horizons/ March-April 1995.  The full extent of this problem appears subject to some debate, but no one who reads the newspapers or listen to CNN Headlines News escape the conclusion that violence is spilling over from the streets onto the job.  Thus, it seems quite appropriate - doubly so, in view of a forthcoming issue featuring an article from A.T. Kearney's research sizing up India as the "New Asian Tiger" - that we examine the following reflection by Mr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of the Mahatma, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
Many of us enjoy living in the "fast lane" because that, we are told, is the road to success.  So we allow our minds to street us at phenomenal speed, oblivious of the danger of crashing.  When we live on the edge day after day we become like taut rubber bands - either we break or we bounce back.  And in either case, the consequence is that we damage or destroy human relationships.  What we must learn now is how to rebuild those relationships and lessen the stress so we can create an atmosphere of harmony around us.
We need a qualitative change in our behavior, a concerned attempt to slow down and put people and profit on the same pedestal so we can ultimately reduce violence.
In a pell mell world of profits and the pursuit of success, we must not forget to care about one another. Note that I emphasize the reduction of violence.  The creation of utopian state of absolute harmony is presently beyond human capacity.  The philosophy of nonviolence, as practiced by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, is based on the assumption "we are not governed by logic and, therefore, some violence may be necessary in our lives.  However, if we are progressing towards civilization we should be able to reduce violence to the bare minimum."
American society is, reputedly, build on rugged individualism, which was fine when pioneers came to conquer the land.  But once settled, a society cannot thrive on such individualism.  A nation is as cohesive as its society and the society is as cohesive as the family.  If every member of a family thought only about himself or herself, the "family" would be more like a collection of people grappling for material survival under the same roof.  There would be no love, no cooperation.  When understanding wears thin, relationships begin to fray, and before we know it the fabric we call "family" disintegrates.  The effect of this domestic disaster is reflected today in our workplace and in society.
Stong relationships can be built only if we shift the focus from the self to the several and begin thinking about others around us. It means sacrificing individualism so that we can give and get strength from each other.
When Gandhi said materialism and morality have an inverse relationship, he did not mean morality only in sexual sense.  He meant it also in the ethical sense.  in our pursuit of material goods and capital gains, we are often prepared to use "any means possible," throwing principles, ethics, and morality overboard.  In other words, we often unhesitantingly indulge in commerce without morality and profits without principles.
In our headlong pursuit of the ideal life, people seem to matter the least[list in the source - what is correct?] - sometimes even our own people.  This sets the stage for much of the violence we experience in our daily lives.  Violence, we must understand, is not always physical.  We practice a great deal of passive violence: greed, selfishness, thoughtlessness, prejudice, bigotry, exploitation, suppression, oppression, hate, anger, and so on.  Building a "family tree" of violence, such as the one shown in the Figure, with passive and physical as the two offspring, is a revealing exercise.  This chart should adorn a wall at home so that all family members could participate in researching each act of passive violence committed.  This is an effective way of recognizing our weaknesses and searching for ways to turn them into strengths.
Passive violence causes anger and anger leads to physical violence.  The lack of physical violence in our homes or neighborhoods should not necessarily be construed as peace and harmony.  The underlying passive violence simmers like a cauldron waiting to erupt into physical violence - which erupts because we are not taught how to deal with the anger generated by the passive violence.  We are repeatedly told, "Get it out of your system," but we are seldom, if ever, shown how to do this effectively.
Using the analogy of electricity, Gandhi, my grandfather, taught me about anger when I was 13 years old.  He said that anger can be as deadly as electricity if we abuse it, or just as useful if treated with respect and intelligence.  He suggested that I keep an "anger journal" into which I should pour my anger without inhibition, then read it periodically to find ways of improving.  A life that is not periodically examined, after all, is a life not worth living.  Gandhi said that the cardinal principles of my life should be: Do not do to others what you do not want others to do to you.  This helped me find ways to deal with my anger positively.  The journal also provided me with a written record of my emotions so that weeks, months, or even years later I could study the changes that did or did not take place in me.  It taught me how to become selfless and think about others while thinking about myself.
Violence, anywhere, in any form, is reprehensible - especially at home and in the workplace, because this means we are committing violence against people we are expected to love, honor, and respect.  If we do not hesitate to violate the people closet to, why would we hesitate to harm those we don't know?  Salvation lies in changing the self before we attempt to change the society.  To quote my grandfather: "We must be the change we wish to see."
Ganesha Chaturthi
Lord Shiva made His son worthy of worship at the beginning of all undertakings, marriages, expeditions, studies, etc. He ordained that the annual worship of Ganesha should take place on the 4th day of the bright half of Bhadrapada.
Ganesha is the first God. Riding on a mouse, one of nature’s smallest creatures and having the head of an elephant, the biggest of all animals, denotes that Ganesha is the creator of all creatures. Elephants are very wise animals; this indicates that Lord Ganesha is an embodiment of wisdom. It also denotes the process of evolution—the mouse gradually evolves into an elephant and finally becomes a man. This is why Ganesha has a human body, an elephant’s head and a mouse as His vehicle. This is the symbolic philosophy of His form.
Thus the dispute was settled in favour of Lord Ganesha, who was thereafter acknowledged as the elder of the two brothers. Mother Parvati also gave Him a fruit as a prize for this victory.
On the Ganesh Chaturthi day, meditate on the stories connected with Lord Ganesha early in the morning, during the Brahmamuhurta period. Then, after taking a bath, go to the temple and do the prayers of Lord Ganesha. Offer Him some coconut and sweet pudding. Pray with faith and devotion that He may remove all the obstacles that you experience on the spiritual path. Worship Him at home, too. You can get the assistance of a pundit. Have an image of Lord Ganesha in your house. Feel His Presence in it.
Visit this page for more information : http://www.SivanandaDlshq.org/
Now, make gesture of offering prasadam to the Lord, chanting :
Religion
* [Hindu Temples in Germany]
* [Spirituality, Yoga, Hinduism page]
in all your ways acknowledge him
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Sandhyavandanam
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2002 August 19 : [Karmas and Diseases|http://www.dlshq.org/download/karmadisease.htm] : A twice-born who casts away his thread, does not keep tuft, and does not perform Sandhya-Vandana gets impotence and fits of insanity.
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(source : http://www.angelfire.com/me2/sutras/ssrs.html)
The forefinger and the middle finger should be bent and by the thumb and second finger, the nose must be touched, on either side, the right nostril should be closed and air must be taken slowly by the left nostril and then that should be closed and after a time the air slowly sent out by the right nostril. The inhaling is called Puraka, the retaining Kumbhaka and the exhaling Rechaka. The proportion of time of these three viz. Puraka, Kumbhaka and Rechaka should be in the ratio 1: 3: 2.
With the second finger of the right hand write the letter Om on Water and uttering the word Sri kesavaya namah touch the centre of the brows with that very finger.
With the first seven mantras sprinkle water on the head with the second finger. Reciting the eighth Mantra touch ,the feet with the second finger. Reciting the ninth mantra sprinkle water again on the head. Then repeating the mantra - Om Bhurbhuvassuvah make a circuit of your head.
* http://www.geocities.com/Athens/4240/upanayana.html
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* [Zen] vt. To figure out something by meditation or by a sudden flash of enlightenment. Originally applied to bugs, but occasionally applied to problems of life in general. "How'd you figure out the buffer allocation problem?" "Oh, I zenned it."
* [Mira Art]'s [RAQ|http://surprise.editthispage.com/raqs]
* [Veronica Lynne]'s [Ponderings|http://wannawrite.editthispage.com/questions]
* [Rich Geib]'s [Thoughts Worth Thinking]
Books
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[Georg Feuerstein] : [Teachings of Yoga]
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Scott Berkun : [The Art of Project Management|http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596007868/ref=nosim/carnaticcom]
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[Mortimer Jerome Adler] : "In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (source : [Favorite Books & Reading Quotations|http://quotations.about.com/library/db/bltop_books.htm] )
* [Free Acne Book|http://www.FreeAcneBook.com] titled: "No More Cellulite, No More Acne, No More Overweight" by Wai Genriiu (in PDF format)
* [Art of Money Getting]
* [Software Project Management]
* [Interbeing : Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism]
* Craig's [BookNotes|http://booknotes.weblogs.com/] : Books, libraries, preservation, digital convergence, music, politics
* [Books That Changed My Life]
* [Joel Spolsky] : I really want to hear what people think is the SINGLE best book on "painless software management." - [votes|http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=934]
[Kirtan] [Ancient Medicine for Modern Man|http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/1148/k.html]
I would like to hear from you... What is _the_ one book that changed your life ?
People
[DrJGannageMD]
[davidgetoff]
People-2018-07-31
who are your changemakers? - The Changemakers initiative aims to identify the leading activists, elected officials, authors, bloggers, actors and thought leaders who have the greatest capacity to spark change on issues of importance. - http://www.change.org/changemakers/
* [Swami Sivananda] - [Goal of life|http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/messages/goal.htm] is God-Realisation
* [Rich Geib]
* [Mira Art|http://surprise.editthispage.com/] : [The real war takes place in our heads|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2001/09/23]
* [Rich Geib]
* [Geoff Goodfellow] - success is getting what you want & happiness is wanting what you get
* [Computerworld's Premier 100|http://www.idg.net/ic_784761_4394_1-1681.html] : ...Courageous in a crisis, an inspiration to their staffs and attentive to business goals as well as technology innovation. The Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2002 are the might and muscle of today's corporate IT organizations. They have the weight of a staggering economy and pressing security fears on their shoulders, but they've also got the heart and soul to carry the load. And they have a lot to say about how 2002 will shake out for IT. Meet them and learn from them in our third annual special report...
Stephen Knapp
http://www.stephen-knapp.com/ : This site is for anyone interested in Spiritual Enlightenment, Eastern Philosophy, the Vedas, Vedic Culture, Yoga, Hinduism, Reincarnation and the Science of the Soul, traveling to the holy places of India, Comparative Religion, as well as global unity, peace, cooperation, and more. Here you can find information on the books of the writer, author, philosopher, spiritual practitioner, traveler, photographer, and lecturer Stephen Knapp. His books can easily and quickly help give the insights and knowledge for you to better understand who you are, your spiritual identity, where you come from, where you are going, and the real purpose of life from a spiritual point of view. [Articles|http://www.stephen-knapp.com/articles_to_read.htm]
Deepak Jayaraman
I am a management consultant working in Mumbai currently. Just moved into Mumbai in Jan 2001 before which I was posted at London for about a year and a half. My interests mainly lie in the area of sports. I am an avid cricketer and a Table Tennis player. During my stint in London, I picked up the art of juggling from one of the professional performers. Prompted by a friend of mine, I picked up a Canon EOS 300 camera which got me interested in photography. I have had the opportunity to visit places in continental Europe and the US ( thanks to my friends) and take pics of some scapes there. As far as my background goes, I am an engineer from IIT-Madras ( 93-97) and a PG Diploma in Management from IIM-Ahmedabad( 97-99)
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Stoicism
Basically, Epictetus tells you to continually divide your moment-to-moment concerns into two bins: the things you can control, and the things you can’t. Whenever you feel any sort of anger, desire or aversion, you look at the situation in terms of those two bins.
One way to think of it it is that the Stoic is making a practice out of shrinking the sphere of concern down to roughly the same size as the sphere of influence, where it finally becomes manageable.
https://www.raptitude.com/2017/03/only-thing-get-good-at/
For Epictetus, the only thing we can totally control, and therefore the only thing we should ever worry about, is our own judgment about what is good. If we desire money, health, sex, or reputation, we will inevitably be unhappy. If we genuinely wish to avoid poverty, sickness, loneliness, and obscurity, we will live in constant anxiety and frustration.
Epictetus also won me over with his tone, which was that of an enraged athletics coach. If you want to become a Stoic, he said, “you will dislocate your wrist, sprain your ankle, swallow quantities of sand,” and you will still suffer losses and humiliations. And yet, for you, every setback is an advantage, an opportunity for learning and glory. When a difficulty comes your way, you should feel proud and excited, like “a wrestler whom God, like a trainer, has paired with a tough young buck.” In other words, think of every unreasonable asshole you have to deal with as part of God’s attempt to “turn you into Olympic-class material.” This is a very powerful trick.
Albert Ellis came up with an early form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, based largely on Epictetus’ claim that “it is not events that disturb people, it is their judgments concerning them.”
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There is no armor that is stronger
Weblog
[weblog - a whatis definition|http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci213547,00.html] : .....A weblog (sometimes shortened to blog or written as "web log" or "Weblog") is a Web site of personal or non-commercial origin that uses a dated log format that is updated on a daily or very frequent basis with new information about a particular subject or range of subjects. The information can be written by the site owner, gleaned from other Web sites or other sources, or contributed by users.....
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2004 June 27: [How to write a better weblog|http://diveintomark.org/archives/2002/04/24/how_to_write_a_better_weblog] : .....Forget HTML, CSS, RSS, XML, OPML, Google boxes, and auto-linkbacks. Want a better weblog? Read Strunk and White’s [The Elements of Style].....
2003 Oct 04 : [Philip Greenspun] : [What is the point of blogging?|http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2003/10/04#a2500] , [Blogging and Education|http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2003/10/04#a2503] , [Random Thoughts from BloggerCon|http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2003/10/04#a2504]
2003 Feb 10 - [Microsoft Bloggers|http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,4248,852932,00.asp]
dt? Jorn Barger : [Weblog resources FAQ|http://www.robotwisdom.com/weblogs/] : ...A weblog (sometimes called a blog or a newspage or a filter) is a webpage where a weblogger (sometimes called a blogger, or a pre-surfer) 'logs' all the other webpages she finds interesting...
|<center>The impossible is often the untried<br><br>Brave Buffalo, Brule Sioux Nation (1985) : ...The Earth People (indigenous natives) never wrote anything down, had no written language. They knew that if they wrote anything down it would be disastrous. If you write something down you don't have to remember it. And mind goes off into unconsciousness. It becomes negative, or unconscious force... </center>
* [Kishore Balakrishnan's Psychic RAM|http://kishore.editthispage.com/]
* [Kishore Balakrishnan's Thoughts|http://kishore.weblogger.com/]
2001August
I went to the police station to get a letter stating that 'front license plate of car is lost'
Yesterday, [We] solved the supposedly [Einstein's Challenge|http://www.greylabyrinth.com/Puzzles/puzzle084.htm] first :-)
[UserLand Most read sites on 2001 August 05|http://kishore.editthispage.com/stories/storyReader$390]
Health
* Vegetables
* [Wai Genriiu]
* [Dr. Stanley S. Bass|http://www.angelfire.com/ny2/bass/] - many articles - superior nutrition and superior health
* Louise L. Hay : "My basic philosophy on food is: If it grows, eat it; if it does not grow, don't eat it. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains grow. Twinkies and Coca-Cola do not grow"
* [Living and Raw Foods] : The largest community on the internet for living and raw food information
* [Beyond Vegetarianism|http://www.beyondveg.com/] : Reports from veterans of vegetarian and raw-food diets, veganism, fruitarianism, and instinctive eating, plus new science from paleolithic diet research and clinical nutrition.
* [MIT Vegetarian Group|http://www.mit.edu/activities/vsg/home.html]
* [Living Nutrition|http://www.livingnutrition.com] is the world's only periodical dedicated to teaching health seekers how to eat their natural diet of alive raw fruits and vegetables and build everlasting superb health in this modern, stress-filled world.
* [Sunfood.NET|http://www.sunfood.net] is dedicated to the promotion of the raw food vegan way of life. You will find articles regarding raw foodism, vegetarianism, living foods, and other aspects of natural living.
* [Free Acne Book|http://www.FreeAcneBook.com] titled: "No More Cellulite, No More Acne, No More Overweight" by Wai Genriiu (in PDF format)
* [Home Remedies|http://www.geocities.com/robbiehaf/RobbiesKitchen/HomeRemedies.html]
* [Bund für Gesundheit|http://www.bfgev.de/]
* The illness that cannot be cured by fasting, cannot be cured by anything else. ( an old German proverb )
* Louise L. Hay: "My basic philosophy on food is: If it grows, eat it; if it does not grow, don't eat it. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains grow. Twinkies and Coca-Cola do not grow".
* Drugs do what they claim to do. They get rid of pain and suppress disease...but they do not cure.
Dates
* March 29 - [We] came to Germany (from Malaysia) and hope to live here for atleast 5 years
* June 23 - [We] get married
Quotations
[John Searle] : In general, I feel if you can't say it clearly you don't understand it yourself.
[Khalil Gibran] : No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
[Voltaire] in [Freedom of Thought] : It rests entirely with you to learn to think. You're born with a mind. You are a bird in the cage of the Inquisition: the Holy Office has clipped your wings, but they can grow back. Whoever doesn't know geometry can learn it; every man can tutor himself: it's shameful to put your soul in the hands of those to whom you'd never trust your money. _Dare to think for yourself._
[George Harrison] : Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait, and love one another
[Swami Sivananda] : The [goal of life|http://www.SivanandaDlshq.org/messages/goal.htm] is god realisation.
One who pays attention only to knowledge from outside will lose sight of one's own potential.
Eugene Debs: When great changes occur in history, when
3. Knowledge Without Character
evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be
broken, or we shall be plunged into the darkness... of
Somebody is sex-obsessed. In a country like India, where for centuries sex has been repressed, that has become almost a universal characteristic; everybody is obsessed with sex. Somebody is obsessed with anger, and somebody else is obsessed with greed. You have to watch which is your basic obsession.
[Henry Miller], Sexus : Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.
* Software Manager: It's only a bug if you see it twice
* Object oriented software development is all about localizing change.
* [Roger Ebsen]'s [Quotes|http://www.actualizations.com/quotes/]
* [The QuotesPage|http://www.westegg.com/morgan/quotes.html] of [Steven Morgan Friedman] : "These quotes sum up my views on things"
* [cyPhi: quotes|http://cyphi.sourceforge.net/quotes.phtml]
Passions
* Like Horace in his Epistles I like to "walk in silence through the healthy woods, pondering questions worthy of the good and wise" ( via [Rich Geib|http://www.rjgeib.com/biography/ventura/] )
How to set and Achieve Goals
* The only thing in life that is constant is the fact that everything is changing. It makes sense that our goals will change as we change.
* Being busy with activities does not pay, only results do. As in baseball you only get points for getting to the goal of home plate. Just making it to the bases does not count.
* A goal is "reasonable" when you can see the entire process needed to get to its attainment.
Looking Back: 14 Years of Tips
It's a good first principle. And now that it is time for me to yield this space, I thought to compress into the allotted 1,200 words other nuggets I have derived from 613 weeks — I did take vacations — of sometimes furious research. So here goes.
When you walk out into a foreign city, one where English is not the first language, snag a business card or a brochure from the desk of your hotel. It will save you from the terrors Jean Simmons suffered in "So Long at the Fair," when her hotel room apparently disappeared.
Don't let gloaters spoil your trip when they boast about the better exchange rate they got for their lire. Yes, keep your eye on the fees at places with names like KashPoynte. But even if you pay too much once, don't agonize over $2 wasted on a $500 exchange. Honor is not at stake.
Don't pack anything you cannot bear to part with. I still remember seeing a gold charm bracelet at the Unclaimed Baggage store in Scottsboro, Ala. "I bet they cried when they lost that one," the clerk said.
Most travelers have to discover this for themselves, but perhaps one or two people can be spared the embarrassment: that string over the shower in the European hotel is not the light cord. It's an emergency bell. If you pull it, people will be along when you least want them.
If you are going to anything other than a tropical spot, pack gloves: hands can get cold on the most unexpected dates. And mittens are warmer than gloves, if less chic.
Carrying extra film is a good idea. Carrying extra camera batteries is a great idea. Shopping for an obscure size or special film where you do not speak the language is hard.
Get the name of the person who takes your hotel or tour reservation. If the computer system digests badly, that name will uphold your credibility and may even help another employee trace your record.
In an airport crisis, blowing up at the gate agent will not help. It can hurt. On an occasion of awful weather at La Guardia some years ago, the man in line in front of me lost it and called the gate agent an obscene word. She told him to step aside before she called the police. He became more objectionable. I told her that if she needed a witness, I would be available. Most of us who stuck it out got on the flight, when there finally was one. He was not aboard, and may have been in detention.
Computer systems get knocked out: At hotels, at airports, at car rental counters and even in the stock exchange and A.T.M. networks. Carry a few extra dollars; do not rely utterly on electronic lifelines. And if you have a faxed confirmation sheet, it may get you into a hotel room while the reservation system is brought back up.
It is a dark topic, but children who take airplane trips alone often experience many more difficulties than airlines, parents, safety advocates and airport managers want to acknowledge. Parents should do whatever is humanly possible to avoid sending a child alone by plane before the child is old enough to ride alone on public transportation in a city. Some children are ready at 14; some are still uncertain at 16.
Airline pillows do not get fresh cases after each flight. They may not even get fresh cases each day. If this bothers you, take your own pillow or case.
Your bank may sock you with a fee of as much as $5 for getting cash from your account through an A.T.M. abroad, but those machines installed at overseas banks do not hit you for the annoying $1.50 or $2 you pay at home for using another bank's machine.
Hotels in the United States are required to provide a card by the room phone stating the telephone charges. If it's not there, ask the front desk for one before you hook up your computer.
A journalism teacher from The Daily News admonished our class at Columbia University many years ago, in colorful language, to let it enter our heads once in a great while that we might be wrong. That's a good thought for coping while traveling.
Kishore Balakrishnan - Details
* BSc Computer Science @ NGM College, Pollachi -- 1988 - 91
Questions to Ask Yourself, Regularly
# Have I been here before? Often our most pressing issues are thinly disguised versions of problems we've failed to solve in the past. Different names and faces maybe, but the same underneath, destined not to go away until we meet and resolve them once and for all. If your answer to this question is, yes, then maybe it's time to get to the bottom of the issue and solve it!
We pay a price for every negative thought we entertain, and it's measured in decreased energy, heightened depression, reduced immune function, and sometimes serious illness. Although you may believe otherwise, we have to reach the place where anger, frustration, worry, and criticism have no place in our experience. Until we do, we are losing energy, diluting our focus, and rendering ourselves vulnerable.
To act or not to act, that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to take action against a sea of troubles and so by doing, prolong them, or to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous inaction and so gain clarity. (Shakespeare would sue for what I've done to Hamlet's timeless prose) Put the question differently: is there a NEED for action now? Often, we act because we're afraid that, if we don't, things will get worse. The truth is that deliberate inaction is action, and it is often a way to allow a cloudy situation to become clear.
True or false?: It's important to be in control of your life. Control can be a big issue for some people, especially if they feel they don't have it. So, granted, it's perfectly reasonable to want to feel in control. Letting go of the past, staying in the present, and taking action (including no action) are all ways to develop a sense that you are in control. But, let me suggest that there is a step beyond control. It is to recognize that, ultimately, you are NOT in control-that you are always subject to a higher authority. Paradoxically, this recognition and your acknowledgement of it can free you from the need to always be IN control.
Do you know when you're at peace with something? Chances are, it's when you can look at an issue, person, or problem and feel no charge, no subtle or sudden surge of emotion. But peace is something more. It's about balance, an inner certainty that you are untouched by it, him, or her. The peace-check is a key element in gaining closure, in ascertaining that the situation is complete.
Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming
2004-04-25: [David Cary] suggests two links
1. Understand and accept that you will make mistakes. The point is to find mistakes early, before they make it into production. Fortunately, except for the few of us developing rocket guidance software at [JPL|http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/], mistakes are rarely fatal in our industry. We aren't surgeons; we can learn, laugh, and move on.
4. Don't rewrite other programmers' code without consultation. There's a fine line between "fixing other programmers' code" and "rewriting other programmers' code." The former implies that a bug or other functionality problem exists and needs to be fixed; it can also refer to correcting gross readability problems. The latter, however, refers to changes made to code for the sake of style. Programmers fresh from college are often guilty of this. Things like renaming variables, the use of a different construct, recommenting, or gratuitous reformatting of white space fall into this category. Such activities, even with the purest of motives, are high hubris and detrimental to team mentality.
6. The only constant in the world is change. Be open to it and accept it with a smile. Look at each change to your requirements, platform, or tool as a new challenge, not as some serious inconvenience to be fought.
7. The only true authority stems from knowledge, not from position. Knowledge engenders authority, and authority engenders respect so if you want respect in an egoless environment, cultivate knowledge.
8. Fight for what you believe but gracefully accept defeat. Understand that sometimes your ideas will be overruled. Even if you do turn out to be right, don't take revenge or say, "I told you so" more than a few times at most, and don't make your dearly departed idea a martyr or rallying cry.
Onam
The legend says there was a war between the Devas (saintly people) and the Asuras (wicked people). The Asuras won the war. This had upset Aditi, mother of Devas, and so she approached Lord Mahavishnu for help. Lord Mahavishnu promised her that he would slay the Asura King, Mahabali, to regain power. So to do this he had to disguise himself as 'Vamanan', a brahim boy. He knew that  Mahabali was a generous and honest man and would fulfill anyones wishes, so he asked the King for three steps of land. The wish was granted. Vamanan covered the whole land with his two steps and then he came back to the King asking him where can he place the third step, since there wasn't anymore land left. So the King, whose honour was at stake, offered his head as the third step. Vamanan pushed Mahabali deep down into the earth. Lord Mahavishnu was so pleased with the noble King that he in turn granted him a wish. The wish that the King asked for was, to visit his kingdom and people on a particular day once a year. This day is known as Onam and falls in the month of August or September according to the moon calender, which works on the basis of stars.
As a symbolic gesture to welcome ' King Mahabali' a flower carpet is laid in front of every house. The head of the family distributes new cloths to all the family members and their dependants. A sumptious meal on plantain leaf and the traditional sweet dish of Kerala 'Payasam' etc are served in every house.
Anant Chaturdashi
Then suddenly an old venerable brahmin appeared before him. He removed the rope from Kaundinya's neck and led him into a cave. At first it was very dark. But then a bright light appeared and they reached a big palace. A great assembly of men and women had gathered. The old brahmin went straight towards the throne. Then Kaundinya could no longer see the brahmin, but only Vishnu instead. Kaundinya realized that Vishnu himself had come to save him, and that Vishnu was Anant, the Eternal One. He confessed his sin in failing to recognize the Eternal in the string on Sushila's hand.
Anant promised Kaundinya that if he made the 14-year-vow, he would be free from all his sins, and would obtain wealth, children and happiness. Then Anant disclosed the meaning of what Kaundinya had seen during the search. Anant explained that the mango tree was a brahmin, who in a previous life had acquired plenty of knowledge, but had not communicated it to anyone. The cow was the earth, which at the beginning had eaten all the seeds of plants. The bull was religion itself. Now he was standing on a field of green grass. The two Lakes were two sisters who loved each other very much, but all their alms were spent on each other only. The donkey was cruelty and anger. Finally the elephant Kaundinya's pride. 
Navaratri
Navaratri is a festival that lasts nine days and nine nights. The word Navaratri actually means nine (Nava) nights (ratri). This is celebrated in different styles throughout India. Navaratri occurs during the first 9 days of the bright half of the month of Aashwayuja in the Indian calendar. The most significant part of Navaratri is the setting up an odd number of steps (usually 7, 9, or 11), and the placement of different idols of Gods on them. This setup is called a Golu. Generally, when people come to a person's house to see their Golu, they are given prasad (the offering given to God that day), kumkum (red powder), and a small bag of gifts usually containing a mirror, a comb, a small box of kumkum, and fruits. These are only given to girls and married women. This is chiefly a woman's festival.
Navaratri is the worship of the three divine goddesses, Saraswati (Goddess of learning and speech), Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth and prosperity), and Durga (Goddess of strength and courage). It is also said to be the battle that occurred between Goddess Chaamundeshwari and the asura (demon), Mahishaasura. The battle lasted 9 days and 9 nights. Finally, on the tenth day, Goddess Chaamundeshwari killed Mahishaasura. This day is known as Vijayadasami. Vijayadasami means the 10th day of victory.
SALUTATIONS to the Divine Mother, Durga, who exists in all beings in the form of intelligence, mercy, beauty, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, who creates, sustains and destroys the universe.
The Durga Puja is celebrated in various parts of India in different styles. But the one basic aim of this celebration is to propitiate Shakti, the Goddess in Her aspect as Power, to bestow upon man all wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, knowledge (both sacred and secular), and all other potent powers.
Durga Puja or Navaratri commences on the first and ends on the tenth day of the bright half of Aswayuja (September-October). It is held in commemoration of the victory of Durga over Mahishasura, the buffalo-headed demon. In Bengal Her image is worshipped for nine days and then cast into water. The tenth day is called Vijaya Dasami or Dussera (the "tenth day"). Processions with Her image are taken out along the streets of villages and cities.
The mother of Durga (that is, the wife of the King of the Himalayas) longed to see her daughter. Durga was permitted by Lord Shiva to visit her beloved mother only for nine days in the year. The festival of Durga Puja marks this brief visit and ends with the Vijaya Dasami day, when Goddess Durga leaves for Her return to Mount Kailas. This is the view of some devotees.
In Bengal, Durga Puja is a great festival. All who live away from home return during the Puja days. Mothers reunite with their sons and daughters, and wives with their husbands.The woman of Bengal welcomes the Goddess with a mother's love and sends away the image on the last day, with every ceremony associated with a daughter's departure to her husband's home and with motherly tears in her eyes. This signifies the parting of Durga from Her beloved mother.
Devi fought with Bhandasura and his forces for nine days and nine nights. This Bhandasura had a wonderful birth and life. When Lord Shiva burnt Cupid with the fire of His "third eye", Sri Ganesha playfully moulded a figure out of the ashes, and the Lord breathed life into it! This was the terrible demon Bhandasura. He engaged himself in great penance and on account of it obtained a boon from Lord Shiva. With the help of that boon, he began harassing the worlds. The Divine Mother fought with him for nine nights (the demons have extraordinary strength during the night), and killed him on the evening of the tenth day, known as the Vijaya Dasami. The learning of any science is begun on this highly auspicious day. It was on this day that Arjuna worshipped Devi, before starting the battle against the Kauravas on the field of Kurukshetra.
Disconnecting the emotions from mother's death
Second is that if your mother loved you, she wouldn't want you mourning over her death for a prolonged period, if at all. She would want you to go on with your life and be a happy, healthy person, wouldn't she? Now often people lay guilt on themselves, saying "I should have gone to see her more, I should have gotten her a better doctor, I wish I had or hadn't done this or that." But all that is water over the dam. It makes no difference now. What has happened is final, and your feeling guilty isn't helping your mother a bit and most likely has a bad effect on those you love who are still around you. For the benefit of yourself and those you love, you MUST disconnect the guilt. This exercise will help you do that because it says "It will disconnect you from all the emotional upsets you experienced involving your mother."
Now you must understand that this makes sense. You can't change the past. But you can change your reaction to the past. Do you want your kids and friends moping over your death when it's your time to go? I doubt it. Give YOUR mother the same consideration. The good memories and feelings will remain after this exercise, but the upset feelings will be gone. When you think of mother in the future only good feelings will come--how fortunate you were to have had a good mother. A lot of people didn't.
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Osho
"So always remember, whatsoever I say to you, you can take it in two ways. You can simply take it on my authority, "Because I say so, it must be true" -- then you will suffer, then you will not grow. Whatsoever I say, listen to it, try to understand it, implement it in your life, see how it works, and then come to your own conclusions. They may be the same, they may not be. They can never be exactly the same because you have a different personality, a unique being. Whatsoever I am saying is my own. It is bound to be in deep ways rooted in me. You may come to similar conclusions, but they cannot be exactly the same. So my conclusions should not be made your conclusions. You should try to understand me, you should try to learn, but you should not collect knowledge from me, you should not collect conclusions from me. Then your mindbody will grow."
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Science, Religion and the Big Bang Theory
The basic them of the article was that science and religion have been brought close together by the "big bang" theory of creation in which the universe is supposed to have come into being through a vast fireball explosion, fifteen or twenty billion years ago.
The person who said that the earth goes around the sun was called to the court by the Vatican. Galileo had to appear, in his old age -- he was more than seventy, ill, on his deathbed, but he was forced to come to the court to declare there that whatsoever he had said is wrong.
Everybody looked happy, and then Galileo said: "But sir, nothing will change by my statement. The earth will still go round and round the sun -- my statement makes no difference! If you are offended by my statement I can take it back, I can refute it. If you want me to write another treatise, I can write that too. But nothing will change by that. Who cares about my statement? Neither the sun nor the earth."
My approach is also the same: these are all irrelevant questions. And because of these irrelevant questions there has been so much controversy down the ages and thousands of people have wasted their lives discussing who created the world, when exactly, what was the date -- and so on, and so forth.
Jayalakshmi Sekhar
Education: BSc. Chemistry, Stella Maris College, Chennai, India.
Music Training: Initial carnatic music training from father, C.S.Krishnaswamy, on vocal and flute. Formal veena training from Sri Pudukottai Jayarama Iyer, Chennai (1969 - 1978) Advanced music training on techniques of veena play of Veena Vidushi Dhanammal applied to vocal style of rendering by Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. Sripada Pinakapani of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh (1994 onwards).
She has also performed in Sri Venkateswara College of Music and Dance in Tirupathi, given lecture demonstrations and recitals at Hyderabad,
Secunderabad Music Colleges, Telugu University and Vishwa Kala Parishad and Warangal Music College.
Berlin She will also perform in the Indian High Commission, Berlin, Germany
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Kishore Balakrishnan - Resume
* B.Sc. Computer Science - July 1991, Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College (NGM), Pollachi, India
Mind -- Friend or Foe?
You say: "Please say something about mind and action in witnessing." In witnessing, mind remains only as a biocomputer, a mechanism, but separate from you; you are no longer identified with it. When you want any memory you can use the mind just as you can put on your tape recorder. Mind is really a tape recorder. But it is not continuously on, not twenty-four hours on. When needed, the witness, the man of meditation, the man of awareness, is capable of putting the mind on or off. He puts it on when there is some need....
I have heard you say that knowledge is useless.
No, I have not said that. Knowledge is very useful -- wisdom is useless! Knowledge is needed in the marketplace, in business, in politics. Everywhere knowledge is needed -- in technology, in science -- everywhere knowledge is needed. Knowledge is very useful, utilitarian; wisdom is absolutely useless, but that's its beauty. It is not a commodity, you cannot use it in any way; you cannot sell it, you cannot purchase it. It does not belong to the utilitarian world; it is a flowering....
The Roots of Obesity
A young man had come to darshan two weeks ago saying that he was overeating. Osho suggested he chew his food more carefully, at least forty times for each mouthful, and that he spend a certain time each day having food fantasies. He reports to Osho: I have chewed the food very slowly, and at first I was very sad, but now that has gone and I think that food is not so much the problem.
When you chew well, the time process is prolonged. The same food you were eating in one hour now will take four hours because each bite has to be chewed forty times. Nobody can give that much time -- that's why you became sad. Eating for three, four hours, one will just feel fed up with the whole thing!
And one more thing is involved in it. When you go on throwing things inside yourself it is a sort of aggression, a violence. Teeth are the most violent part of your body, and part of the animal heritage. When animals are aggressive they will bite. They only have teeth and nails, so it is with these that they do violence. That has remained with man too, because man comes from animals. So whenever you are chewing a lot, much violence will be satisfied. A good chewer will become less violent because through the exercise of the teeth, violence is released. A person who goes on stuffing, without chewing, will become violent. So you became sad.
Remember that anger is one phase of violence, the active phase; and sadness is another phase, inactive, passive. Have you watched? Anger can immediately become sadness, and sadness can immediately become anger -- they are not very far away. So when you were throwing things inside, the anger was there, violence was there. Now you are chewing, the violence and the anger relax and sadness will settle. But if you continue, by and by the sadness will disappear and you will feel really fulfilled and happy. So continue.
Why do I lose focus?
Legs in perfect order are needed so that whenever you need to, you can walk, you can run. But when there Is no need, you can relax, and the legs will no longer be functioning.
Delight. Sing. Utter sounds. Forget all logic! And by and by you will become more alive. Less logical of course that is the price one has to pay -- but you become dead if you become more logical and you become more alive if you become less logical.
Swami Sivananda
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The Invitation
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fingers and toes
and still stand on the edge of the lake
I want to know if you can get up
I am concerned about my friends drinking habits
Your life is short, and your life is slipping out of your fingers. Each moment you are less, each day you are less, and each day you are less alive and more dead! Each birthday is a death day; one more year is gone from your hands. Be a little more intelligent.
Somebody is sex-obsessed. In a country like India, where for centuries sex has been repressed, that has become almost a universal characteristic; everybody is obsessed with sex. Somebody is obsessed with anger, and somebody else is obsessed with greed. You have to watch which is your basic obsession.
And remember, remember always, that you are not to cultivate the opposite of it. Otherwise, what happens is a person becomes aware that, "My obsession is anger, so what should I do? I should cultivate compassion." "My obsession is sex, so what should I do? I should practice brahmacharya, celibacy."
Could you say something about forgiveness?
In the morning he asked Rabiya, and she gave him her copy. He could not believe his eyes. When he opened the Koran he saw something which no Mohammedan could believe: in many places Rabiya had corrected it. It is the greatest sin as far as Mohammedans are concerned; the Koran is the word of God according to them. How can you change it? How can you even think that you can make something better? Not only has she changed it, she has simply cut out a few words, a few lines -- removed them.
Hasan said to her, "Rabiya, somebody has destroyed your Koran!" Rabiya said, "Don't be stupid, nobody can touch my Koran. What you are looking at is my doing." Hasan said, "But how could you do such a thing?" She said, "I had to do it, there was no way out. For example, look here: the Koran says, "When you see the devil, hate him." Since I have become awakened I cannot find any hate within me. Even if the devil stands in front of me I can only shower him with my love, because I don't have anything else left. It does not matter whether God stands in front of me, or the devil; both will receive the same love. All that I have is love; hate has disappeared. The moment hate disappeared from me I had to make changes in my book of the holy Koran. If you have not changed it, that simply means you have not arrived to the space where only love remains."
I know Rudolph Hess is certainly one of the greatest criminals. And his crime becomes even a millionfold bigger, because in the Nuremburg trial with the remaining companions of Adolf Hitler -- who killed almost eight million people in the second world war -- he said in front of the court, "I don't repent anything!" Not only that, he also said, "And if I could start from the very beginning, I would do the same thing again." It is very natural to think this man is not worthy of forgiveness; that will be the common understanding. Everybody will agree with you.
He had a small young boy who used to cook food for him, wash his clothes, fetch vegetables from the market. The boy himself had become slowly, slowly old and for his whole life he had been listening to the old man, who had lived almost one hundred years, and without exception the denial: nobody is worthy! "I will die," he said, "without initiating anyone, but I will not initiate anyone who is nondeserving."
The old man said, "Don't worry at all. It was only a device, because I myself was not worthy to initiate anyone, but it was against my dignity to say so. So I chose the other way round. I was saying, `Unless I find somebody worthy enough, deserving enough, I am not going to initiate.' The truth is, I was not worthy to be a master. Now I am, but the time is very short. Only this morning as the sun was rising, my own consciousness has also risen to the ultimate peak. Now I am ready. Now it does not matter who is worthy and who is unworthy. What matters now is that I am worthy. Just go and fetch anybody! Just go and make the whole village aware that this is the last day of my life, and anybody who wants to be initiated should come immediately. Bring as many people as you can."
The companion of the old man was at a loss, but there was no time to argue. He ran down the hill, reached the marketplace and shouted all over the village, "Anybody who wants to become a disciple, the old man is ready now."
People could not believe it. But out of curiosity a few thought, "There is no harm at least to see what is going on." The man had refused his whole life, and on the last day of his life suddenly such a great change. Somebody's wife had died and he was feeling very lonely, so he thought, "It is good. If he is going to initiate everybody, no question of worthiness..." Somebody was released from jail just the night before; he thought, "Nobody is going to give me employment; this is a good chance to become a saint."
All kinds of strange people went to the cave of the old man, and his companion was feeling so embarrassed at the kind of people he had brought: one is a criminal, one's wife is dead, that's why he thinks, "It is better... now, what else to do?" Somebody has gone bankrupt and was thinking to commit suicide; now he thinks that this is better than suicide.
The companion of the old man was feeling very embarrassed, "How will I present this strange lot when that old man has refused kings, saints, sages, who have come with deep earnestness to be initiated? And now he is going to initiate this gang!" He was even feeling ashamed, but he entered and asked, "Should I call the people? -- eleven have come."
His companion said, "What can I do? It is a working day; it is not a holiday. I could only get these. All are absolutely useless; even I could not initiate them. Not only that they are not worthy -- they are absolutely UNworthy. But you insisted to bring somebody; nobody else was available."
The old man said, "There is no problem. Just bring them in." And he initiated them all. Even they were shocked. And they said to the old man, "This is strange behavior. All your life you have insisted that one has to deserve to be a disciple. What happened to your principle?"
The old man laughed. He said, "That was not a principle, that was only to hide my own unworthiness. I was not yet in the position to be a master. And I cannot cheat anyone, I cannot deceive anyone; hence I have taken shelter behind a judgmental attitude, that unless you are worthy, you will not get initiation."
Your question was raised before Gautam Buddha, because he was going to initiate a murderer into sannyas -- and the murderer was no ordinary murderer. Rudolf Hess is nothing compared to him. His name was Angulimal. Angulimal means a man who wears a garland of human fingers.
He had taken a vow that he would kill one thousand people; from each single person he would take one finger so that he could remember how many he had killed and he will make a garland of all those fingers. In his garland of fingers he had nine hundred and ninety-nine fingers -- only one was missing. And that one was missing because his road was closed; nobody was coming that way. But Gautam Buddha entered that closed road. The king had put guards on the road to prevent people, particularly strangers who didn't know that a dangerous man lived behind the hills. The guards told Gautam Buddha, "That is not the road to be used. You will have to take a little longer route, but it is better to go a little longer than to go into the mouth of death itself. This is the place where Angulimal lives. Even the king has not the guts to go on this road. That man is simply mad.
"His mother used to go to him. She was the only person who used to go, once in a while, to see him, but even she stopped. The last time she went there he told her, `Now only one finger is missing, and just because you happen to be my mother... I want to warn you that if you come another time you will not go back. I need one finger desperately. Up to now I have not killed you because other people were available, but now nobody passes on this road except you. So I want to make you aware that next time if you come it will be your responsibility, not mine.' Since that time his mother has not come."
The guards said to Buddha, "Don't unnecessarily take the risk." And do you know what Buddha said to them? Buddha said, "If I don't go then who will go? Only two things are possible: either I will change him, and I cannot miss this challenge; or I will provide him with one finger so that his desire is fulfilled. Anyway I am going to die one day. Giving my head to Angulimal will be at least of some use; otherwise one day I will die and you will put me on the funeral pyre. I think that it is better to fulfill somebody's desire and give him peace of mind. Either he will kill me or I will kill him, but this encounter is going to happen; you just lead the way."
Angulimal said, "This is not the point. Neither is it the place nor the time to discuss such things. Your life is in danger!"
Buddha said, "I think otherwise -- your life is in danger."
That man said, "I used to think I was mad -- you are simply mad. And you go on moving closer. Then don't say that I killed an innocent man. You look so innocent and so beautiful that I want you to go back. I will find somebody else. I can wait; there is no hurry. If I can manage nine hundred and ninety-nine... it is only a question of one more, but don't force me to kill YOU."
By that time the followers of Gautam Buddha had come closer and closer. Seeing that now Gautam Buddha was standing in front of Angulimal, there was no problem, no fear, although he needed only one finger. They were all around and when he fell at Buddha's feet they immediately came close. Somebody raised the question, "Don't initiate this man, he is a murderer. And he is not an ordinary murderer; he has murdered nine hundred and ninety-nine people, all innocent, all strangers. They have not done any wrong to him. He had not even seen them before!"
Buddha said again, "If I don't initiate him, who will initiate him? And I love the man, I love his courage. And I can see tremendous possibility in him: a single man fighting against the whole world. I want this kind of people, who can stand against the whole world. Up to now he was standing against the world with a sword; now he will stand against the world with a consciousness which is far sharper than any sword. I told you that murder was going to happen, but it was not certain who was going to be murdered -- either I was going to be murdered, or Angulimal. Now you can see Angulimal is murdered. And who I am to judge?"
Osho, The Great Pilgrimage: From Here to Here, chapter 24
What is jealousy and why does it hurt so much?
Next door great things are happening: the grass is greener, the roses are rosier. Everybody seems to be so happy -- except yourself. You are continuously comparing. And the same is the case with the others, they are comparing too. Maybe they think the grass in your lawn is greener -- it always looks greener from the distance -- that you have a more beautiful wife.... You are tired, you cannot believe why you allowed yourself to be trapped by this woman, you don't know how to get rid of her -- and the neighbor may be jealous of you, that you have such a beautiful wife! And you may be jealous of him....
An elderly farmer was moodily regarding the ravages of the flood. "Hiram!" yelled a neighbor, "your pigs were all washed down the creek."
And the most surprising thing was this: that this man who had been praying always, rushed towards his bag before anybody else could choose it! But he was in for a surprise, because everybody rushed to his own bag, and everybody was happy to choose it again. What was the matter? For the first time, everybody had seen others' miseries, others' sufferings -- their bags were as big, or even bigger!
And everybody went home happy. Nothing had changed, they were bringing the same suffering back, but everybody was happy and smiling and joyous that he could get his own bag back.
I hear that Jim and Nancy Smith had a great time in Europe this summer. It's so great when a couple finally gets a chance to really live it up. They went everywhere and did everything. Paris, Rome... you name it, they saw it and they did it.
What is wrong with being in a hurry?
From some book I remember this sentence: "For the pilgrim to reach his destiny, it's essential to move instantly, but without hurry. It is so urgent that he reaches his destiny, that there is no time to hurry." Could you please comment on this?
You have got caught into a verbiage; otherwise the message is very simple.
First...the situation is every moment urgent for the simple reason that you cannot rely on the next moment; whether it will come or not is not in your hands. So every moment we are living in urgency. If you want to do something, do it now and here, because how can you postpone it?
Move instantly because it is urgent, but without hurry, because in hurry you are not together, in hurry you are always late, in hurry you forget the essentials, in hurry you need time. Just to be in a hurry you will require time--and there is no time. This moment is all and all, and the situation is urgent.
So what you have really got in your hands, solid and real, is only this moment, in which you can act intelligently or stupidly; in other words, in which you can act as a meditator or as a mediocre....
But the statement is really beautiful. You got into a puzzle because you cannot think what kind of madness this is. First you say it is urgent, and urgency creates hurry; then you deny that there should be hurry, but the question is so urgent that you should start instantly. You got puzzled into the words. I will tell you how one can get puzzled into beautiful words.
Just don't get caught into words!
The statement is very clear: the situation is urgent because you have no guarantee for the next second. You have to start instantly because you cannot postpone--the future is not insured--and yet you cannot be in a hurry because hurry takes time.
So silently, peacefully, without hurry, without any tension, without any anguish, move into yourself instantly. It is urgent. Unless meditation becomes urgent to you, it will never happen; you will die before it. Put meditation on your laundry list as the most important, urgent...number one.
But meditation in your life is just at the very end of your laundry list--and the laundry list goes on becoming bigger and bigger. And before you finish your laundry list, you are finished, so the time for meditation never comes.
There is no time for hurry, there is no time for worry; in a single moment what can you do? Only one thing: you can settle within yourself. That will be the great transformation of your being. And certainly it is the most urgent thing--which we have been trying to postpone as long as possible.
The Great Pilgrimage: From Here to Here, Number 10
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* Cologne - Hindu Tempel - Wikinger str 62, 51107 Cologne - Tel.02218027814, Fax 02218027815
* Hamm - Sri Sithivinayagar Tempel Hamm e.V., Ferdinand Poggel Str. 25, 59065(/7 ?) Hamm. Phone: 02381-162686 - Open 9am-8pm - Archanai : 10-12am, 6-8pm - Poojai: 10am, 6pm - Uthsavam: 13 June 2002 - On June 10-12, 1994, sixteen Sri Lankan Sivacharyas performed the elaborate kumbhabishekam rituals to install Lord Ganesha in the recently completed Siddhi Vinayaga temple in Hamm, Germany. Devotees attending reported a powerful presence of Ganesha, saying that it was as if they were at the Kumbalavalai temple in Jaffna, A gift from Kauai Aadheenam was a three-foot tall, 1,100-pound Siddhi Vinayaga murthi-so far the largest Ganesha murthi in Europe-exquisitly carved in Mahabalipuram, South India. It arrived in Hamburg Harbor on March 1st and was ceremoniously paraded to Hamm. In appreciation, the devotees brought their Satguru, Subramuniyaswami, from Hawaii to attend the temple consecration as the guest of honor. - The temple is within an old metal-working warehouse of 2,500 sq. feet. It was designed as a small replica of the famed Nallur temple, near Jaffna. Also housed in the temple are shrines to Lord Muruga, Durga, Siva-Parvati, Bhairava and the navagraha. This temple is the newest of ten Hindu temples in Germany.
* Hamm - Sri Kamadchi Ambal Temple Siegenbeckstr.04, 59071 Hamm-Uentrop, - http://www.kamadchi-ampal.de/ Tel.: +49 2388 302223 Fax.+49 2388 302224 - Opening Hours : 08.00 to 13.00 & 17.00 to 20.00 - On May 13-25, 1994, another temple in Hamm, the Sri Kamadchi Ambal temple, held its yearly 10-day festival, complete with a parade through the streets of Hamm. According to Jnana Deepam, a Tamil newspaper printed in Germany, 7,000 devotees participated. Though the organizers started without a parade permit, the understanding Hamm police force quickly redirected traffic from the parade route.
* kurinchikkumaran tempel, singerbrink str-34, 51643 Gummersbach, +49 02261/29467
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I feel so much anger towards my mother....
[Articles] > I feel so much anger towards my mother....
I am having a very hard time with my mother. I feel so much anger towards her. Can you please talk about the relationship between children and parents?
Every child would be angry if he understood what the poor parents have been doing to him unknowingly, unconsciously. All their efforts are for the good of the child. Their intentions are good but their consciousness is nil. And good intentions in the hands of unconscious people are dangerous; they cannot bring about the result they are intending. They may create just the opposite.
Every parent is trying to bring a beautiful child into the world, but looking at the world it seems it is an orphanage. There has been no parent at all. In fact if it were an orphanage, it would have been far better, because you would at least have been yourself -- no parents to interfere with you.
So the anger is natural, but useless. To be angry does not help your parents and it harms you.
Gautam Buddha is reported to have made a very strange statement: In your anger you punish yourself for somebody else's fault. It looks very strange the first time you come across the statement that in anger you punish yourself for somebody else's fault.
Your parents have done something twenty years back, thirty years back, and you are angry now. Your anger is not going to help anyone; it is simply going to create more wounds in you. And being near me, close to me.... I am trying to explain to you the whole mechanism of how children are being brought up, you should become more understanding that whatever has happened had to happen. Your parents were conditioned by their parents. You cannot find out who was really responsible to begin with. It has been passed from generation to generation.
Animals are not creating anything, they are simply producing carbon copies. And now science has come to a point where they have discovered that carbon copies can really be produced! It is a very dangerous idea. If we make banks -- and sooner or later we are going to make them; once an idea is there it is going to become a reality. And scientifically it is proved that it is one hundred percent possible...there is no problem.
We can have banks in the hospitals for both the male sperms and female eggs. And we can create exactly the same two sperms and exactly the same two eggs, so two children are born which are exactly the same. One child will be released into the world; the other will grow in a fridge, unconscious, but all his parts will be exactly the same as the other person. And if the first person is in an accident and loses a leg or loses a kidney, or has to be operated on, there is no problem: his carbon copy is waiting in the hospital. From the carbon copy a kidney can be taken out -- he is growing exactly at the same rate, he is just unconscious -- and it will be exactly the same as the kidney that has been lost. It can be replaced.
That carbon copy will always be available for replacing any parts -- even the brain. You can fall into a coma or you can even have a heart attack.... Your brain can remain alive even after a heart attack for at least four minutes -- but not more than that. If during these four minutes an identical brain is inserted, an identical heart is inserted, you will never feel that anything has changed or anything has happened to you. Perhaps you fell asleep and now you are awake. You will never know that your brain has been changed, that your heart has been changed.
This idea of having carbon copies seems to be a great advancement in medical science in a way, but it is dangerous -- dangerous in the sense that man becomes a machine with replaceable parts, just like any machine. When something goes wrong you replace the part. And if every part can be replaced then man will be falling farther and farther away from spiritual growth, because he will start thinking of himself as just a machine. That's what half of the world, the communist world, thinks -- that man is a machine.
If your parents cannot understand me, you should not be worried about it. The whole world cannot understand me. Your parents are normal people; they just follow the crowd, which is safer. You have fallen out of the crowd. You have chosen a risky and dangerous path. If they don't want to go into a dangerous lifestyle, it is their choice; that should not be a cause for your anger.
In fact you can help them by really becoming the individual that I am talking about: more conscious, more alert, more loving. Seeing you can only change them. Seeing you so radically changed can only make them think twice, that perhaps they are wrong. There is no other way. You cannot intellectually convince them. Intellectually they can argue, and argument never changes anybody. The only thing that changes people is the charisma, the magnetism, the magic, of your individuality. Then whatever you touch becomes golden.
So rather than wasting your time and energy in being angry and fighting against the past which no longer exists, put your whole energy into becoming the magic of your individuality. So when your parents see you they cannot remain untouched by the new qualities that you have grown, qualities which are automatically impressive: your freshness, your understanding, your unconditional lovingness, your kindness even in a situation where anger would have been more appropriate.
Only these things can be the real arguments. You need not say a word. Your eyes, your face, your actions, your behavior, your response, will make the change in them. They will start inquiring about what has happened to you, how it has happened to you -- because everybody wants these qualities. These are the real riches. Nobody is so rich that he can afford not to have the things that I am telling you.
In the name of religion they know only the Bible or the Koran or the Gita and they have been reading it and nothing happens, because they don't know one thing -- that you are a living being and a book is dead. And the man in the church who is delivering a sermon is just a professional. He has prepared the sermon from the books, and he goes on repeating the same sermons. Nobody listens, so nobody catches him. He is repeating the same sermon that he delivered two months before. Nobody listened that time, and nobody is listening this time. And you know that that sermon cannot change you because that sermon has not changed the preacher himself. He is just as mundane as you are -- perhaps more. I used to know a Jaina monk who was a very simple man, almost a simpleton. He asked me, "How many lectures do you have?"
He said, "Nobody has said anything about it to me, and I have been using these three lectures my whole life. Wherever I go -- to the temples, colleges, and universities where I talk -- I ask, `How many minutes? Ten, twenty, thirty?' Whatever they want, my lecture is ready. And I have repeated the same lecture so many times that now I don't feel nervous. I can repeat the lecture without thinking at all!"
So feel blissful. Here you have a chance to get totally transformed. And help your poor parents, because they did not have such a chance; feel sorry for them.
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Consequences of Anger
[Articles] > Consequences of Anger
A terrible fit of anger shatters the physical nervous system. It produces a lasting impression on the inner astral body. Although the effects of a fit of anger may seem to subside in a short time, the vibration or wave, continues to exist for days in the astral body. A slight unpleasant feeling that lasts in the mind for five minutes, may produce a deep inflammation of the astral body. It may take several weeks or months even for this ulcer to heal.
Now, have you realised the disastrous consequences of anger? Do not be victims of anger. Control it by love, mercy, sympathy, vicara (enquiry) and consideration for others. Even slight annoyance, or irritability, affects the mind and the astral body.
Aspirants should not allow these vrttis (thought-waves) to manifest in the mind-lake, as they may burst out as big waves of anger at any moment, if you are careless or weak. There should not be the least disturbance in the mind-lake it should be perfectly calm and serene. Then only you will find meditation possible.
It is difficult to control anger. Anger is a manifestation of sakti (energy). At first, try to reduce its force. and its frequency of duration. Endeavour to attenuate or thin out this formidable modification of the mind.
Develop the opposite, divine qualities. Develop patience, love, forgiveness - anger will die by itself, gradually. Blessed are those high-souled people who can control their anger by pure, strong will and intellect.
Mumuksutva
Mumuksutva is intense desire for liberation or deliverance from the wheel of birth and death with its concomitant evils of old age, disease, delusion and sorrow. If one is equipped with the previous three qualifications, viz., viveka (wisdom), vairagya (dispassion) and sad sampat (six virtues), mumuksutva will come by itself.
The mind moves towards the source of its own accord, because it has lost its hold now on external objects. It has no resting place in this objective universe. Purification of the mind and mental discipline form the rock-bottom foundation of yoga. When this is effected, the longing for liberation dawns by itself. Mumuksutva must be of a burning type. If burning mumuksutva is coupled with burning vairagya, self-realisation will come within the twinkling of an eye. Generally the vast majority of people have got a dull type of vairagya and mumuksutva. So they do not succeed in their attempts. If one finds that he has not got burning mumuksutva, he must practise the other three sadhanas (practices) vigorously till he acquires intense longing for attaining salvation or immortality. That aspirant who is endowed with these four qualifications should hear the srutis (scriptures) from a Brahma Nista guru (preceptor who is established in Brahman), and then reflect and meditate on the inner self. He will soon get self­realisation.
Open yourself fully to the divine influence. Develop a burning desire for the attainment of God-realisation and burning dispassion (vairagya) for worldly enjoyments. Abandon all worries. Abandon all worldly ambitions and mundane desires. Soar high in the realm of higher spiritual knowledge. Show your moral courage and spiritual strength now, O Ram!
My Happiness Purpose
What is the point of defining life in such simple and general terms? It shows that the only things we can gain from this life are the memories of our experiences and possibly spiritual salvation or other spiritual benefits if you are religious. Given that our choices and actions and the choices and actions of the people around us shape our experiences, we must consider our choices well; they define our lives.
By enhancing other people's experiences, we expand the power and duration of our life's influence on this planet. I have decided to attempt to expand the direct influence of my life beyond just those people I have met and try to touch the lives of complete strangers. That's why I built this web site, why I respond with as much help as I can to all the email I receive, and why I try to encourage people to donate more stories, photos, and videos. I am trying to encourage my visitors to experience something new. I know that I am only touching a small percentage of them, but when people write to me telling me that my site inspired them to try something new, I feel an immense joy. I know that I have helped improve the memories of someone else. Even if I had only received one email telling me about one person, I would have felt all the effort I put into this site was worth it.
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Practice of Meditation
A baby's eyes are riveted on a flower or a butterfly. It keeps looking at the object with unwinking eyes, eyes full of wonder, for minutes together.
A mother calls her teenage daughter to go and have lunch, but there is no response. The call is repeated twice, thrice; still there is no response. The girl just does not hear, though her ears are very much open. Nor is she deaf. What could be the reason, then, for her not hearing? Her mind is immersed in a Sherlock Holmes or a Harold Robbins; her eyes are glued to the lines; her face is buried in the book.
In the dilapidated building of an elementary school, the class is on. The teacher explains something and then asks the children, "Did it enter?". There is an instant response from the backmost bench: "Only the tail has not entered yet!". The earnest voice belongs to a boy who has been all along intently watching the struggle of a rat to wriggle out of the class room through a hole in the wall. It has managed to squeeze in its body, but its tail is still not gone in. Perhaps the hole is blocked.
Sahadeva: "I see the bird to be aimed at, yourself, Arjuna, Bhima, Yudhishthira, the horses, carriages, all the onlookers, several cows, etc."
Yoga is an exact science. Asanas and Pranayama (Yoga postures and breathing exercises) perfect the body. Service and charity expand the heart. Prayer, Japa (repetition of the Lord’s Name), Kirtan (singing devotional songs) and other devotional practices purify the mind and make it more subtle. The aspirant is now fully equipped for the last lap of the journey. It is the toughest part of the pilgrimage to God. It is full of darkness and the aspirant has to pierce this darkness with his purified mind. The purified mind is the most dependable weapon in the armoury of the spiritual aspirant.
Meditation can be practised on any image of the Lord. This is concrete meditation. After some practice, the aspirant will be able to visualise the form of the image even with closed eyes. Meditation can also be practised on abstract ideas and on various Vedantic formulae such as "I am Eternity", "I am Infinity" and so on.
Reading of profound scriptural texts like the Upanishads and the Brahma Sutras (revealed texts of the Hindus) requires intense concentration. Such reading itself is a mild form of meditation. It should be followed by contemplation on what was read. Repeated meditation on a single idea will bring out a wealth of knowledge on that idea.
Meditation is digging deep into the mine of truth and wisdom. Swamiji asks the Sadhak to meditate and bring put his own Gita and Upanishads. Says the Master: "There is no knowledge without meditation. An aspirant churns his own soul. Truth becomes manifest".
Only Yogis, Jnanis (wise man) and sages are awake at this time.
It is not possible to meditate the whole day. Without variety, the mind, especially of a beginner, will get tired . It is necessary to guard against this possibility. It is important that the aspirant should be protected from the monotony of one-sided spiritual practice leading to reaction and a return to worldly activity with a vengeance. The beauty of divine life lies in the fact that the seriousness of meditation is tempered with the joy of Kirtan, the happiness and strength of service, the peace of Japa and the understanding of Svadhyaya (reading of scriptures).
In the books of Yoga, the great Rishis (sages) distinguish between Bahiranga Sadhana and Antaranga Sadhana. Bahiranga Sadhana is outer Yoga or spiritual practices designed to perfect the outer instruments of body and Prana (vital- energy). These are the ethical practices and the Yogasana and Pranayama exercises. Once the body is perfected and the Nadis or astral tubes are purified through Pranayama practices, the spiritual seeker attains fitness to start the inner Yoga or Antaranga Sadhana. This includes Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana-sense abstraction, concentration and meditation. The senses and the mind must be withdrawn from the sense objects and the mind must be focussed on the God within. This is inner Yoga. The outer Yoga practices are to prepare the aspirant to gain fitness to practise this inner Yoga.
Where the necessary preparation is inadequate or wanting, meditation cannot succeed. Simply sitting cross-legged and closing the eyes, thinking the same worldly thoughts and building castles in the air, or falling into a semi- sleep is not meditation. A person who wants to meditate must be free from disease and desire, from cares and worries. He must be free from love and hatred, and from like and dislike. He must be soaked in Vairagya (dispassion). He must be able to sit firmly for hours together in the same posture. His breathing must be slow and even. His stomach must be free from constipation, free from gas and very light. when these conditions are not satisfied, meditation will remain just a pipe dream.
While meditation in itself constitutes. a very powerful attack on ignorance, Swami Sivananda suggests that the spiritual aspirant should practise Vichar also. Vichar is enquiry into the real nature of things. Vichara results in Viveka or discrimination between the real and the unreal. It helps the aspirant to sift the true from the false. Swamiji asserts that without cogitation, Truth cannot be known or realised. Vichara sharpens the intellect and leads to the discernment of the Truth that lies behind the phenomenal universe.
Enquiry opens the aspirant's eyes to new vistas of knowledge. It leads him steadily to Truth. For instance, if the aspirant starts the "Who am I?" enquiry, he will soon find that he cannot equate himself with any one of his sense organs like the nose, the eyes or the ears, because even without one or more of these, he can live and life can pulsate in his veins. So, he is not the body. Nor is he the mind, because even during the unconscious and the deep sleep states, when the mind ceases to function, he exists and his heart throbs. Then, what is this 'I' in everybody? Swami Sivananda declares that the real 'I' is none, else than Brahman or the Atman who is the motive force behind all existence. It is He who thinks through the mind, sees through the eyes, eats through the mouth, hears through the ears and so on He is the Witnessing Consciousness who dwells in all beings. When a person gets up from deep sleep and says, "I enjoyed a sound dreamless sleep", it is this Witnessing Consciousness which remembers the fact that the body and the mind rested in sound sleep. It cannot be otherwise. The mind which was virtually dead during the deep sleep state could . not itself have consciously enjoyed a sound slumber and remembered it. The enjoyer is the Atman. Swamiji repeatedly advises the spiritual seeker to identify himself with this Atman which is his real Self and not with his perishable body. Constant identification with the Atman or the Witnessing Consciousness in oneself is a shortcut to spiritual success. The aspirant who adopts this technique will soon rise above body consciousness.
The secret of spirituality lies in realising one's essential nature. It is not becoming something outside of oneself. It is not as if man and God are separate and that man should go to a God who is external to him and merge in that God. No. God is already there, everywhere, Within us and outside of us. The body and the mind in which man is encased are mere illusions of an ignorant mind. God only is. All else is not. All else is only appearance. This appearance is made possible by the functioning of the mind. Meditation and enquiry enable the aspirant to feel, to realise that he is, after all, Brahman and not a bundle of body and mind. When divine wisdom dawns, the Sadhak realises his innermost Being. And being is Brahman.
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Bhaja Govindam
Adhi Shankaracharya wrote a number of vedantic works for imparting knowledge of the self and the universal spirit. He also composed a number of hymns to foster Bhakthi in the hearts of men. One of these hymns is the famous Bhaja govindaM. The way of devotion, is not different from the way of knowledge or gnyana. When intelligence matures and lodges securely in the mind, it becomes wisdom. When wisdom is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes bhakthi. Knowledge, when it becomes fully mature is bhakthi. If it doesnot get transformed into bhakthi, such knowledge is [useless tinsel|http://www.carnatic.com/kishore/life/]. To believe that gnyana and bhakthi, knowledge and devotion are different from each other, is ignorance. If Sri Adi Shankara himself who drank the ocean of gnyana as easily as one sip water from the palm of one's hand, sang in his later years, hymns to develop devotion, it is enough to show that gnyana and bhakthi are one and the same. Sri Shankara has packed into the Bhaja govindaM song: the substance of all vedanta, and set the oneness of gnyana and bhakthi to melodious music.
Bhaja govindaM is one of the minor compositions of the spiritual gaint, Adi SHANKARA. It is classified as a Prakarana grantha, a primer to the major works. Though sung as a bhajan, it contains the essence of vedanta and awakens the man to think, "Why am I here in this life ? Why am I amassing wealth, family, but have no peace ? What is the Truth ? What is the purpose of life ?" Man is thus awakened and gets set on a path to the inner road back to God.
The background of Bhaja GovindaM is worth examining. During Shankara's stay in Kashi, he noticed a very old man engaged in the early hours studying the rules of sanskrit by Panini. Shankara was touched with pity seeing the plight of the old man spending his years at a mere intellectual accomplishment while he would be better off praying and spending time to control his mind. Shankara understood that the majority of the world was also engaged in mere intellectual, sense pleasures and not in the divine contemplation. Seeing this, he burst forth with the verses of Bhaja govindaM.
Shankara explains, nay chides, us for spending our time in useless trivia like amassing wealth, lusting after (wo)men and requests us to discriminate and cultivate the knowledge to learn the difference between the real and the unreal. To emphasize that all knowledge other than Self-Knowledge is useless, Shankara makes the man realize how foolish he is in his conduct and behavior by these verses, and shows him the purpose of our worldly existence, which is to seek Govinda and attain Him.
In Him who is pure knowledge and pure bliss.
Do not get drowned in delusion by going wild with passions and lust by seeing a woman's navel and chest. These are nothing but a modification of flesh. Do not fail to remember this again and again in your mind.
vaartaaM ko.api na pR^ichchhati gehe .. 5..
So long as a man is fit and able to support his family, see the affection all those around him show. But no one at home cares to even have a word with him when his body totters due to old age.
taavatpR^ichchhati kushalaM gehe .
The childhood is lost by attachment to playfulness. Youth is lost by attachment to woman. Old age passes away by thinking over many past things. But there is hardly anyone who wants to be lost in parabrahman.
Who is your wife ? Who is your son ? Strange is this samsara. Of whom are you ? From where have you come ? Brother, ponder over these truths here.
Oh mad man ! Why this engrossment in thoughts of wealth ? Is there no one to guide you ? There is only one thing in three worlds that can save you from the ocean from samsara. Get into that boat of satsangha quickly. Stanza attributed to Padmapada.
Let a man read but a little from giitaa, drink just a drop of water from the ganges, worship murari (govinda) just once. He then will have no altercation with Yama. Stanza attributed to dR^iDhabhakta.
There is no shortage of clothing for a monk so long as there are rags cast off the road. Freed from vice and virtue, onward he wanders. One who lives in communion with God enjoys bliss, pure and uncontaminated, like a child and as someone intoxicated. Stanza attributed to Nityanatha.
In me, in you and in everything, none but the same Vishnu dwells. Your anger and impatience is meaningless. If you wish to attain the status of Vishnu soon, have samabhava always. Stanza attributed to medhaatithira.
Give up lust, anger, infatuation, and greed. Ponder over your real nature. Fools are they who are blind to the Self. Cast into hell they suffer there endlessly. Stanza attributed to bharativamsha.
geyaM giitaa naama sahasraM
neyaM sajjana saN^ge chittaM
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Gurudeva
"silent sage." Ya means "restraint; religious meditation." Thus Subramuniya
"Great Union," today at age 74 at his ashram home on the tropical island of
discovered on October 9, soon after he returned from a 30-day pilgrimage to
News of his impending passage was first released to the Hindu world on
to the remote island of Kauai to be nearby during the passage. The
valued his spiritual presence and his generously given guidance and advice
ashram heard the same message, and by the time of the Great Departure, a
As is traditional, the passage of a saint is not accompanied by the Hindu
gratitude for his life and not sorrow for his passage.
granite Agamic temple ever built in the West, the founding of Hindu Heritage
immediately conscious that a saint was present. Total strangers who had no
unusual being with the silken white hair. He was a large man, six-foot two
if they could get anything for him, he replied, "Well, yes, a new body."
grew up near Lake Tahoe. He was orphaned by age 11 and raised by a family
with deep connections to India. In his teenage years he was trained in
the premier danseur of the San Francisco Ballet by age 19. Increasingly
Realization at just 21 years old, he met his satguru, Sage Yogaswami, in
the people of Sri Lanka. The 72-year-old sage gave him his Hindu name,
lineage with a tremendous slap on the back, saying, "This will be heard in
"silent sage." Ya means "restraint; religious meditation." Thus Subramuniya
teach until he reached the age of 30, so it was in 1957 that he founded
most outstanding of these programs was his 1969 pilgrimage to India with 65
devotees, then the largest group from America ever to come to India. Similar
famed Hinduism Today magazine. He developed a large printing facility in
courses for the general market, writing about Indian spiritual practices
It was during this decade that large numbers of Hindus began to emigrate
from India to the United States and Europe, encouraged by new immigration
Sringeri Peetham to put roots down in America, and lent his monks and legal
influence in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Canada, England, Germany,
Lanka, to whom he spread a message of courage, regenerating pride of
heritage. In 1983 he traveled throughout Sri Lanka with a few of his
monastics, visiting hundreds of villages, giving powerful talks in all parts
in their heritage and to cling to their faith despite efforts of other
was paraded through towns and villages in the ancient way, seldom seen
horse-drawn carriages that could have happened a thousand years ago.
sage from America, and he was led for miles through the city streets with
centers in South India, which he visited in person. He also arranged for
rice. Teach us how to grow rice. Teach us our ancient heritage."
This super-efficient system supercharged his prolific outreach through
was in 1994 that he founded Hindu Heritage Endowment to provide permanent
income for Hindu swamis, temples and orphanages worldwide and created a
stunning 3,000-page illustrated trilogy of sourcebooks on Saivism. The last
and wisdom. He urges all seekers to live a life of ahimsa, nonhurtfulness
towards nature, people and creatures, an ethic which includes vegetarianism.
age 59, a disciple for 35 years.
the ancient Nandinatha Sampradaya. This lineage is bound by certain common
including reincarnation, karma and dharma, vegetarianism, noninjury toward
through penance, pilgrimage and daily worship. Natha gurus refuse to
Nandinatha lineage are often known as "market-place swamis," for they have
carefully arranged, edited and published. Today it can be unhesitatingly
proclaimed that he is a genius of Hinduism. He has put millions under a deep
systems. No loss of the family wealth for prolonged health care or into the
and spiritual liberation, covers a wide range of subjects including karma,
enter the Hindu fold, and also to the younger generation of Hindus." The
book also has greatly assisted with intermarriage of Hindus with those
wonderfully entertaining and informal events which allowed people genuinely
bookstores rarely stocked enough books for the relatively large numbers who
do I get the job?"
sects and lineages; 2) To inform and inspire Hindus worldwide and people
a wide range of issues, people and institutions. Its website, along with
that for Subramuniyaswami's teachings and a section for general Hindu
information, is by far the largest resource on Hinduism on the Internet
illiteracy among the Hindus of their heritage. It is easily the best
vision, he commissioned the construction of a large temple to be entirely
desert lands, Gurudeva founded an entire village for the project. Homes were
even when efficiency experts urged him to permit hydraulic tools to speed up
hands-only craft to one more generation. The entire temple, which is taking
great carvers like Michelangelo and Rubin did their masterpieces, with a
700-pound single-pointed quartz crystal, possibly the largest in the world,
At the moment when Nepal changed from a monarchy to a democracy in 1990, his
to change the policies of schools. He directed his own followers in many
children. She visited him on Kauai and together they worked out programs in
leader. He never engaged in theological dispute with other sects of
Hinduism, but rather encouraged each to be true to their own traditions and
functions. They found and manage temples, hold endowment investments and
to help arrange marriages. Subramuniyaswami was called upon to perform all
addressing hundreds of thousands of Tamils. After 1983, Tamil refugees
poured out of Sri Lanka and made their way to Canada, America, Germany,
Refugee Relief Fund for Sri Lankans in 1985, collecting money in the West
Amman temple and visited other temple communities in Sweden, Norway, Germany
Saivite temple priests. Most especially he encouraged and defended the
aadheenams. He helped restore the dignity of this priesthood and encouraged
instructed the trustees of these temples outside of India he helped get
started to treat their priests with respect, pay them decent wages and
provide proper living facilities. He encouraged priests to start their own
accurate measure of the well-being of Hinduism in general, and his successor
magazine had a huge impact on Hindus in Malaysia, a Muslim nation where
parenting and to change school policies regarding corporal punishment of
village to village with one of his swamis. Then Gurudeva sent a
dharma, etc., all of which gave us a glimpse of our incomparable heritage,
large granite icons of Lord Murugan, in His form as the six-faced Arumugam,
well he encouraged the wearing of Hindu dress at home, temples and during
Tyaganatha, hailing from the same village of Rempart, who is one of the
England, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Trinidad, Guyana, Canada, New
and in a largely non-Hindu community, still he found himself performing the
a secure, drug-free future for the children. It was a message he carried
diligently on their personal spiritual disciplines and to live every moment
in harmony and love for all peoples. His monks, forged in the fires of his
These two communities will continue the work together: building the Iraivan
art, protecting Hindu priests and the indigenous faiths of the world,
What Makes a House a Home?
a place of selflessness and togetherness, where everybody has time for
worships every morning together as one family is like a temple. That's
over to another house, you might see a congestion of various colors,
with dark and light shades and strange astral forms, and you would know
other families have large, luxurious homes. I, too, have seen families
on the street. But if they live together, if they sleep together, if they
talk together, if they eat together, they are a family, even if they are
talk together every day. They don't eat together every day. They rarely
computer moderately gives us time for gentleness, play and communication,
Italy
1. CANNOBIO in Italy....on 8th september 2001 - had a tasty vege.pizza at BAR SPORT PIAZZA V.EMANUELE 23 CANNOBIO (VB)
Herbs & Spices
Native to China, it is the star shaped fruit of a small evergreen with a licorice taste much stronger than the aniseed.
From seeds extracted from a small fragrant, flowering tree grown in the Caribbean, Central and South America. This herb has a gentle flavor and is used most as a coloring agent. It is also known as achiote, bija, roucou or lipstick tree. This spice works well in a variety of dishes including legumes, grains, rice, seafood, meats, stews, chili sauces and spice mixtures.
An extremely versatile herb in the mint family, with many types which vary by flavor, color and size. The domestic version, native to India and Iran, has a large leaf with a flavor that greatly enhances tomatoes, pesto and Italian foods of all kinds. Sweet basil has a smaller leaf and has a sweet taste as its name suggests with a more pungent aroma. Sweet basil also works well in Italian foods. Basil also has blends nicely with other herbs and spices such as parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage and saffron.
A flavoring that has been in use as far back as the Stone Age. With a tangy flavor similar to dill, it was once popular in English foods and is most used in Austria and Germany, where it is used in breads and pastries. It is also used as a seasoning in potatoes, cabbage, carrots, sausages and rich meats.
A native Indian spice in the ginger family, it has a spicy, sharp and sweet taste with a aroma reminiscent of cinnamon.
An essential spice in French cuisine, it used like parsley and provides an herbal taste with the slight flavor of anise. Chervil is used much like parsley, but is more delicate. It is most commonly used on fish, egg dishes, salads and as a glaze on vegetables such as carrots.
First cultivated in Mexico and South America 9,000 years ago, chile peppers are members of the Solanaceae plant family, to which tomatoes, potatoes and eggplants belong. All chile peppers fall into genus Capsicum, which includes 20-30 different species. The plant pods are really berries, but are referred to as fruits by horticulturists. When harvested green, pods are considered vegetables, and when harvested red, are referred to as spice. "Heat" comes from Capsaicin, which can be measure in units called Scoville units. For more information on specific chilies, please see (add link to another page/section? on chile).
An herb of Southern European as well as Middle/Far Eastern origin, it is one of the most widely used flavorings in many world cuisines. It has a flavor reminiscent of anise and is used a seasoning in stews, soups, curries, vegetables, salads, relishes and tomato based sauces.
Native to Sri Lanka, it comes from the bark of a small evergreen tree. Cinnamon is fragrant with a slightly sweet taste and works well in sweets and also with meats, stews, vegetables and curries. In the United States, cinnamon is the same as cassia.
A popular herb in the carrot family, its flavor is reminiscent of an orange peel. It is commonly used as a companion to curry and to flavor meat and poultry.
An East Indian Blend which usually contains turmeric, ginger, black pepper, coriander, cumin, chilies and fenugreek and can also contain cinnamon and clove.
Used in both a seed and leave (known as dill weed) form, it is known for it's distinct flavoring in the cuisines of Germany, Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe. It works well with a variety of culinary dishes such as omelets, soups, stuffed grape leaves, potato salad, cucumber, veal, breads, cabbage, meat stews and rice. It is also widely used with herring, salmon and other seafood dishes.
Ginger
Most commonly a blend of marjoram, basil, Mediterranean oregano, thyme and rosemary and used, as its name suggests, in a variety of Italian dishes, especially tomato-based sauces.
Ground chilies, accented heavily with thyme and allspice. Used as a spicy flavoring to meats and vegetables.
The fruit of a small evergreen shrub, it is aromatic and spicy with the slight flavor of pine. It is mostly used a spice for meats--in marinades, on roasts and in sausage mixes.
Mint exists in more than 600 varieties, with a wide range of distinct scents and flavors. In cooking, the two best known mint flavorings are spearmint and peppermint. Spearmint is most widely used in tea and in sauces and jellies that are used to accent lamb and vegetables such as potatoes and carrots. Peppermint has a strong aroma and is most frequently used to flavor candy and desserts.
From the cabbage family, mustard seeds come in a variety of flavors and colors. Mustards made from the brown and black seeds have the strongest flavor. White mustard which bears large, yellow seeds is most commonly used in American mustards. Yellow mustard is more spicy than white and is used to accent sauces, meats, stews and dressings. Colmans mustard is even spicier and is used for pickling and in sauces.
A fruit seed from an evergreen tree grown on one of the Spice Islands, it has a strong cinnamon, nutty flavor used to flavor sweets, fruit dishes, sauces and vegetables.
Native to Asia, there are hundreds of types which vary by size, color and flavor. The flavor is dictated by the climate in which they are grown; the milder the climate, the sweeter the onion. Onions, pungent when raw and sweet in flavor when cooked, are an extremely versatile flavoring and can used to accent nearly any kind of dish.
Orange Peel
Taken from the dried skin or zest of the orange which contains the citrus oil, it is the most aromatic part of the fruit.
A wild variety of marjoram, it has a stronger flavor and is native to the Mediterranean region. It most commonly appears in French and Italian cuisines, especially in tomato-based sauces. It is the most recognizable flavor in pizza and is a favored accent in both Greek and Mexican cuisines.
Originating in Southern Mexico, it is a bright red sweet pepper with a vibrant flavor most popularly used in Hungarian foods. It is also known as pimiento or tomato pepper and tastes great with eggs, poultry, stews and vegetables.
Native to Southern Europe, it is grown worldwide in temperate regions. Curly and flat-leaf are the two main types, and both are rich in vitamins and minerals. Flat-leaf parsley is heartier and more flavorful. Curly is milder and is widely used to garnish a large variety of dishes. Parsley goes well in and with sauces, salads, potatoes, omelets and soft cheeses.
Peppercorns, from which pepper originates, are also available whole in a variety of colors and flavors. Green peppercorns are milder and fruitier than the berries used to ground white pepper. These corns, used ground and whole, are best used in seafood sauces, egg salads, and cream-based sauces served with meat and poultry. Pink peppercorns are harvested as an almost ripe berry, prior to drying. These corns have a slightly resinous flavor and are mostly used in the visual presentation of food. Tellicherry peppercorns are grown on the Malabar coast of India. They have a clean flavor with an aroma less pungent than black peppercorns. Peppercorns also come in a medley, which is a blend of black, white, green and pink peppercorns.
A blend used for pickling usually consisting of black peppercorn, mustard seed, hot red pepper flake, allspice berry, dill seed, mace, cinnamon, bay leaf, clove and ginger.
A Mediterranean spice with a sweet, pungent flavor and an aromatic needle-like leaf. It is considered to the most excellent herb to use as an accent for poulty and veal. It also works well with stews, sauces and in Italian dishes.
A Spanish spice originating from the stigma of a flowering crocus. It has a pungent taste and is yellow in color. It is most commonly used to flavor bouillabaisse and paella and also accents fish, poultry and breads well.
Sage
A Mediterranean spice in the mint family, it has a sweet taste and herbal fragance. It can be used to flavor a variety of foods including pork, veal, stuffing, sausage and tomato sauces.
From a tree in the laurel family native to North America, it is primarily used is as a filé powder consisting of the dried ground leaves of the tree. It's most common use is as a thickening agent in Cajun or Creole gumbo. It is also used in and with soups, fish, shellfish, poultry, highly spiced meat and in savory dishes requiring a thickening agent.
Another Mediterranean spice in the mint family, it has a strong, slightly peppery flavor and is used to flavor legumes, meat, fish (especially trout), sausage, stuffing and tomato sauces.
An African and Indian spice with a mild toasted nut flavor. It is harvested unripe and is used as a sprinkle on rolls and breads and as a flavoring in halvah, tahini paste and with rice and vegetables.
A spice in the ginger family, it has a warm, mild aroma with a yellow/gold color. It is most often used in East Indian foods such as chutney and as an accent to legumes, vegetables and meats.
[Gernot Katzer]'s [Spice Pages|http://www-ang.kfunigraz.ac.at/~katzer/engl/index.html]
Radhadesh
[EtAl] > [Hindu Temples in Germany] > Radhadesh
* Radhadesh Tape Ministry -> http://www.iskcon.net/rtm/ - "Spiritual knowledge - the solution for all problems!"
Germany
[Travel] > Germany
"Germany is about the size of Montana."
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(source : [Vacation Villages and Houses|http://www.germany-tourism.de/e/1592_10702.html])
[German Clock Route]
* Looking for something special from Germany, visit http://www.roemertopf.de
* [Germany Wunderbar|http://www.germany-tourism.de/]
* [Frommer's Germany|http://www.frommers.com/destinations/germany/]
* [DZT Travel Tips|http://www.germany-tourism.de/e/5153.html] are very useful !
* [Lonely Planet's Guide to Germany|http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/germany/]
* [Vacation in Germany - farm and home stays|http://www.landtourismus.de/e/index_e.html]
* http://www.visiteurope.com/Germany/
* [FreeToDo Germany|http://www.freetodo.freeserve.co.uk/page193.html]
* [Scenic Routings through Germay|http://www.germany-tourism.de/e/2766.html]
Singapore
[The World's Best Places to Live 2009 - No. 26 (tie): Singapore|http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/04/0428_best_places_to_live/27.htm]
2006-aug-26 - PM's 5 key messages:
# Digital Age
* [Golden Village|http://www.gv.com.sg]
* [The Singapore Lodge Theosophical Society]
[Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve]
Read [Stephen Palmer]'s view : [Republic of Singapore|http://www.stephenrpalmer.co.uk/places/Singapore/Singapore.html] which starts ...Singapore is a kidney bean shaped island approx. 30 miles from east to west and 2? miles north to south dangling a little precariously by a causeway and a bridge below the main Malaysian peninsula...
[Singapore - A Tropical Island|http://www.comvet.com/html/singaporeliving.html] : ...Singapore lies at the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula, 1 degree 17 minutes or 137 kilometers north of the equator. The main island is approx. 40 km east-to-west & 18 km north-south, with a total land area of 632 sq.km. However, not a single island, Singapore consists of around 60 islands & islets and extends to the shores of both Malaysia and Indonesia, separated by the Straits of Johor and Straits of Singapore respectively. - - - Of Singapore's nearly 3.5 million people (4 million with expatriates & foreign workers), 70 - 75% are ethnic Chinese, with the Malay and Indian communities making up the next two largest contingents.
The three aircraft shorlisted by the Defence Ministry (Mindef) to replace its ageing fleet of A-4 Super Skyhawks are
* The Typhoon, offered by a consortium of aircraft makers from Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain
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Motto
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Mantras
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Panchakshara
which you can follow to get close to the Self of your self--sort of like
the Vedas, it blends Vedanta with Siddhanta, fusing them together with
explained, "May we not forget that mantra is life, that mantra is action,
Count your blessings
If you have never experienced the danger or battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation -
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothers on your back. A roof overhead and place to sleep...
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace...
If you can read this message...
2001June
Orscholz - At the cloefparkplatz, currencies of three nationalities are accepted: Germany, France, Luxembourg...
Restaurants
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2001October
Interesting Read: [Backyard Terrorism|http://www.guardian.co.uk/waronterror/story/0,1361,583254,00.html] by [George Monbiot] about the [School of the Americas|http://www.house.gov/farr/soa.htm] and [Watch|http://www.soaw.org]ers
[Daylight Saving Time|http://www.timeanddate.com/time/aboutdst.html] (DST) ends in Europe... The clock will be set back one hour from 3 am to 2 am in the parts of Central Europe that observe Daylight Saving Time or Summer Time, including Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia, most of western Russia (including Moscow) and many more.
(via [Dave Winer]) [Mark Pilgrim|http://diveintomark.weblogger.com/2001/10/23] : "Welcome to my weblog. I hope you enjoy it. I just got hired for it...I'd call it good karma, except that karma is supposed to manifest itself over many lifetimes. It's not like a crash diet; you're not supposed to see results within 3 weeks. Maybe I'm the exception that proves the rule. Maybe I should just be grateful that I have a job, thank everyone who has supported me in the past few weeks, stop introspecting, and get back to work..."
Welcome! [Ian Lovell Rager]
[The Mayapur Trust|http://www.mayapurtrust.org] is a UK-based registered charity, working to promote sustainable development in rural-village West Bengal and is currently providing funding for safe drinking water, mother and child, ambulance and education projects.
([via CamWorld|http://www.camworld.com/journal/2001/10/#06]) 3D [Damage report from the city of New York|http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/damage.map.html]
[via Mira|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2001/10/07] : Santoka did not think of yesterday or of tomorrow, but lived each today as it came on him. In Zen every single breath is appreciated to the full. Santoka gave full justice to each breath, each moment, each day, as if it was his last. Each step, each movement, each haiku formed a consummate whole in his life
[Nutrition Ecology Workgroup|http://www-ife.uni-giessen.de/hoffmann/Englisch/homepage.html] is useful
Gops forwarded [The algebra of infinite justice] (by Arundhati Roy)
We went to [Koblenz|http://www.germany-tourism.de/e/dest_cities_koblenz_e.html], which lies at the confluence of two world-famous rivers - the Rhine and the Moselle - and the intersection of four beautiful upland regions. The Kurfürstliches Schloss, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Schloss Stolzenfels and the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) with the impressive Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial are all an absolute must for every visitor.
But we only were at the German Corner...
Is life really meaningless?
([source|http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Studios/2334/meaning.html])
In existence everything that is really valuable is always intrinsically meaningful. And life is equivalent to existence. Life has meaning. If you just change the word "life" into "living," you will be able to understand more easily. Living has meaning -- each moment -- because living is not something dead like "life." The word "life" is dead -- all nouns are dead. But the language is created by dead people.
Some day the new man is going to create a language which consists only of verbs, because that will be authentic to existence. In existence there is no noun. Have you seen "life"? Have you met "life" anywhere? All that you meet, experience, is living.
People go on drinking tea, but they never are there; their minds are wandering all over the world. People are making love, but they are not there. It is a very strange world that we have created. In one bedroom there are at least four people. Already the bedrooms are so small, too difficult for two people; and in the bed there are four people, or even more. These two people who are making love are not there: the man is thinking of some Hollywood actress, the woman is thinking of Muhammad Ali. So there are four people. Who is making love to whom? These two people are simply going through the gestures of love -- they are not present -- mechanical gestures of love. And then they ask, "Is there any meaning in life?"
"He asked me, 'Son, why are you following me?' I said, 'You are getting old. Don't you want your tricks to live on even when you are gone?' He said, 'That seems to be meaningful! -- you can come in. Many people have asked me to teach them the tricks, but not in this way.' So I have been with the magician.
"Life is a bigger school than your school. And I am, each moment, present wherever I am. To be absent is not my style of life, so you please take your words back."
From Bondage to Freedom,Chapter 40
The algebra of infinite justice
[Articles] > The algebra of infinite justice
As the US prepares to wage a new kind of war, Arundhati Roy challenges the instinct for vengance
Here's the rub: America is at war against people it doesn't know, because they don't appear much on TV. Before it has properly identified or even begun to comprehend the nature of its enemy, the US government has, in a rush of publicity and embarrassing rhetoric, cobbled together an "international coalition against terror", mobilised its army, its air force, its navy and its media, and committed them to battle.
The trouble is that once Amer ica goes off to war, it can't very well return without having fought one. If it doesn't find its enemy, for the sake of the enraged folks back home, it will have to manufacture one. Once war begins, it will develop a momentum, a logic and a justification of its own, and we'll lose sight of why it's being fought in the first place.
What we're witnessing here is the spectacle of the world's most powerful country reaching reflexively, angrily, for an old instinct to fight a new kind of war. Suddenly, when it comes to defending itself, America's streamlined warships, cruise missiles and F-16 jets look like obsolete, lumbering things. As deterrence, its arsenal of nuclear bombs is no longer worth its weight in scrap. Box-cutters, penknives, and cold anger are the weapons with which the wars of the new century will be waged. Anger is the lock pick. It slips through customs unnoticed. Doesn't show up in baggage checks.
Who is America fighting? On September 20, the FBI said that it had doubts about the identities of some of the hijackers. On the same day President George Bush said, "We know exactly who these people are and which governments are supporting them." It sounds as though the president knows something that the FBI and the American public don't.
For strategic, military and economic reasons, it is vital for the US government to persuade its public that their commitment to freedom and democracy and the American Way of Life is under attack. In the current atmosphere of grief, outrage and anger, it's an easy notion to peddle. However, if that were true, it's reasonable to wonder why the symbols of America's economic and military dominance - the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon - were chosen as the targets of the attacks. Why not the Statue of Liberty? Could it be that the stygian anger that led to the attacks has its taproot not in American freedom and democracy, but in the US government's record of commitment and support to exactly the opposite things - to military and economic terrorism, insurgency, military dictatorship, religious bigotry and unimaginable genocide (outside America)? It must be hard for ordinary Americans, so recently bereaved, to look up at the world with their eyes full of tears and encounter what might appear to them to be indifference. It isn't indifference. It's just augury. An absence of surprise. The tired wisdom of knowing that what goes around eventually comes around. American people ought to know that it is not them but their government's policies that are so hated. They can't possibly doubt that they themselves, their extraordinary musicians, their writers, their actors, their spectacular sportsmen and their cinema, are universally welcomed. All of us have been moved by the courage and grace shown by firefighters, rescue workers and ordinary office staff in the days since the attacks.
America's grief at what happened has been immense and immensely public. It would be grotesque to expect it to calibrate or modulate its anguish. However, it will be a pity if, instead of using this as an opportunity to try to understand why September 11 happened, Americans use it as an opportunity to usurp the whole world's sorrow to mourn and avenge only their own. Because then it falls to the rest of us to ask the hard questions and say the harsh things. And for our pains, for our bad timing, we will be disliked, ignored and perhaps eventually silenced.
The world will probably never know what motivated those particular hijackers who flew planes into those particular American buildings. They were not glory boys. They left no suicide notes, no political messages; no organisation has claimed credit for the attacks. All we know is that their belief in what they were doing outstripped the natural human instinct for survival, or any desire to be remembered. It's almost as though they could not scale down the enormity of their rage to anything smaller than their deeds. And what they did has blown a hole in the world as we knew it. In the absence of information, politicians, political commentators and writers (like myself) will invest the act with their own politics, with their own interpretations. This speculation, this analysis of the political climate in which the attacks took place, can only be a good thing.
But war is looming large. Whatever remains to be said must be said quickly. Before America places itself at the helm of the "international coalition against terror", before it invites (and coerces) countries to actively participate in its almost godlike mission - called Operation Infinite Justice until it was pointed out that this could be seen as an insult to Muslims, who believe that only Allah can mete out infinite justice, and was renamed Operation Enduring Freedom- it would help if some small clarifications are made. For example, Infinite Justice/Enduring Freedom for whom? Is this America's war against terror in America or against terror in general? What exactly is being avenged here? Is it the tragic loss of almost 7,000 lives, the gutting of five million square feet of office space in Manhattan, the destruction of a section of the Pentagon, the loss of several hundreds of thousands of jobs, the bankruptcy of some airline companies and the dip in the New York Stock Exchange? Or is it more than that? In 1996, Madeleine Albright, then the US secretary of state, was asked on national television what she felt about the fact that 500,000 Iraqi children had died as a result of US economic sanctions. She replied that it was "a very hard choice", but that, all things considered, "we think the price is worth it". Albright never lost her job for saying this. She continued to travel the world representing the views and aspirations of the US government. More pertinently, the sanctions against Iraq remain in place. Children continue to die.
So here we have it. The equivocating distinction between civilisation and savagery, between the "massacre of innocent people" or, if you like, "a clash of civilisations" and "collateral damage". The sophistry and fastidious algebra of infinite justice. How many dead Iraqis will it take to make the world a better place? How many dead Afghans for every dead American? How many dead women and children for every dead man? How many dead mojahedin for each dead investment banker? As we watch mesmerised, Operation Enduring Freedom unfolds on TV monitors across the world. A coalition of the world's superpowers is closing in on Afghanistan, one of the poorest, most ravaged, war-torn countries in the world, whose ruling Taliban government is sheltering Osama bin Laden, the man being held responsible for the September 11 attacks.
The only thing in Afghanistan that could possibly count as collateral value is its citizenry. (Among them, half a million maimed orphans.There are accounts of hobbling stampedes that occur when artificial limbs are airdropped into remote, inaccessible villages.) Afghanistan's economy is in a shambles. In fact, the problem for an invading army is that Afghanistan has no conventional coordinates or signposts to plot on a military map - no big cities, no highways, no industrial complexes, no water treatment plants. Farms have been turned into mass graves. The countryside is littered with land mines - 10 million is the most recent estimate. The American army would first have to clear the mines and build roads in order to take its soldiers in.
Fearing an attack from America, one million citizens have fled from their homes and arrived at the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The UN estimates that there are eight million Afghan citizens who need emergency aid. As supplies run out - food and aid agencies have been asked to leave - the BBC reports that one of the worst humanitarian disasters of recent times has begun to unfold. Witness the infinite justice of the new century. Civilians starving to death while they're waiting to be killed.
In America there has been rough talk of "bombing Afghanistan back to the stone age". Someone please break the news that Afghanistan is already there. And if it's any consolation, America played no small part in helping it on its way. The American people may be a little fuzzy about where exactly Afghanistan is (we hear reports that there's a run on maps of the country), but the US government and Afghanistan are old friends.
In 1979, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the CIA and Pakistan's ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) launched the largest covert operation in the history of the CIA. Their purpose was to harness the energy of Afghan resistance to the Soviets and expand it into a holy war, an Islamic jihad, which would turn Muslim countries within the Soviet Union against the communist regime and eventually destabilise it. When it began, it was meant to be the Soviet Union's Vietnam. It turned out to be much more than that. Over the years, through the ISI, the CIA funded and recruited almost 100,000 radical mojahedin from 40 Islamic countries as soldiers for America's proxy war. The rank and file of the mojahedin were unaware that their jihad was actually being fought on behalf of Uncle Sam. (The irony is that America was equally unaware that it was financing a future war against itself.)
Civil war in Afghanistan raged on. The jihad spread to Chechnya, Kosovo and eventually to Kashmir. The CIA continued to pour in money and military equipment, but the overheads had become immense, and more money was needed. The mojahedin ordered farmers to plant opium as a "revolutionary tax". The ISI set up hundreds of heroin laboratories across Afghanistan. Within two years of the CIA's arrival, the Pakistan-Afghanistan borderland had become the biggest producer of heroin in the world, and the single biggest source of the heroin on American streets. The annual profits, said to be between $100bn and $200bn, were ploughed back into training and arming militants.
In 1995, the Taliban - then a marginal sect of dangerous, hardline fundamentalists - fought its way to power in Afghanistan. It was funded by the ISI, that old cohort of the CIA, and supported by many political parties in Pakistan. The Taliban unleashed a regime of terror. Its first victims were its own people, particularly women. It closed down girls' schools, dismissed women from government jobs, and enforced sharia laws under which women deemed to be "immoral" are stoned to death, and widows guilty of being adulterous are buried alive. Given the Taliban government's human rights track record, it seems unlikely that it will in any way be intimidated or swerved from its purpose by the prospect of war, or the threat to the lives of its civilians.
And what of America's trusted ally? Pakistan too has suffered enormously. The US government has not been shy of supporting military dictators who have blocked the idea of democracy from taking root in the country. Before the CIA arrived, there was a small rural market for opium in Pakistan. Between 1979 and 1985, the number of heroin addicts grew from zero to one-and-a-half million. Even before September 11, there were three million Afghan refugees living in tented camps along the border. Pakistan's economy is crumbling. Sectarian violence, globalisation's structural adjustment programmes and drug lords are tearing the country to pieces. Set up to fight the Soviets, the terrorist training centres and madrasahs, sown like dragon's teeth across the country, produced fundamentalists with tremendous popular appeal within Pakistan itself. The Taliban, which the Pakistan government has sup ported, funded and propped up for years, has material and strategic alliances with Pakistan's own political parties.
Now the US government is asking (asking?) Pakistan to garotte the pet it has hand-reared in its backyard for so many years. President Musharraf, having pledged his support to the US, could well find he has something resembling civil war on his hands.
India, thanks in part to its geography, and in part to the vision of its former leaders, has so far been fortunate enough to be left out of this Great Game. Had it been drawn in, it's more than likely that our democracy, such as it is, would not have survived. Today, as some of us watch in horror, the Indian government is furiously gyrating its hips, begging the US to set up its base in India rather than Pakistan. Having had this ringside view of Pakistan's sordid fate, it isn't just odd, it's unthinkable, that India should want to do this. Any third world country with a fragile economy and a complex social base should know by now that to invite a superpower such as America in (whether it says it's staying or just passing through) would be like inviting a brick to drop through your windscreen.
Operation Enduring Freedom is ostensibly being fought to uphold the American Way of Life. It'll probably end up undermining it completely. It will spawn more anger and more terror across the world. For ordinary people in America, it will mean lives lived in a climate of sickening uncertainty: will my child be safe in school? Will there be nerve gas in the subway? A bomb in the cinema hall? Will my love come home tonight? There have been warnings about the possibility of biological warfare - smallpox, bubonic plague, anthrax - the deadly payload of innocuous crop-duster aircraft. Being picked off a few at a time may end up being worse than being annihilated all at once by a nuclear bomb.
The US government, and no doubt governments all over the world, will use the climate of war as an excuse to curtail civil liberties, deny free speech, lay off workers, harass ethnic and religious minorities, cut back on public spending and divert huge amounts of money to the defence industry. To what purpose? President Bush can no more "rid the world of evil-doers" than he can stock it with saints. It's absurd for the US government to even toy with the notion that it can stamp out terrorism with more violence and oppression. Terrorism is the symptom, not the disease. Terrorism has no country. It's transnational, as global an enterprise as Coke or Pepsi or Nike. At the first sign of trouble, terrorists can pull up stakes and move their "factories" from country to country in search of a better deal. Just like the multi-nationals.
Terrorism as a phenomenon may never go away. But if it is to be contained, the first step is for America to at least acknowledge that it shares the planet with other nations, with other human beings who, even if they are not on TV, have loves and griefs and stories and songs and sorrows and, for heaven's sake, rights. Instead, when Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, was asked what he would call a victory in America's new war, he said that if he could convince the world that Americans must be allowed to continue with their way of life, he would consider it a victory.
The September 11 attacks were a monstrous calling card from a world gone horribly wrong. The message may have been written by Bin Laden (who knows?) and delivered by his couriers, but it could well have been signed by the ghosts of the victims of America's old wars. The millions killed in Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia, the 17,500 killed when Israel - backed by the US - invaded Lebanon in 1982, the 200,000 Iraqis killed in Operation Desert Storm, the thousands of Palestinians who have died fighting Israel's occupation of the West Bank. And the millions who died, in Yugoslavia, Somalia, Haiti, Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Panama, at the hands of all the terrorists, dictators and genocidists whom the American government supported, trained, bankrolled and supplied with arms. And this is far from being a comprehensive list.
But who is Osama bin Laden really? Let me rephrase that. What is Osama bin Laden? He's America's family secret. He is the American president's dark doppelgänger. The savage twin of all that purports to be beautiful and civilised. He has been sculpted from the spare rib of a world laid to waste by America's foreign policy: its gunboat diplomacy, its nuclear arsenal, its vulgarly stated policy of "full-spectrum dominance", its chilling disregard for non-American lives, its barbarous military interventions, its support for despotic and dictatorial regimes, its merciless economic agenda that has munched through the economies of poor countries like a cloud of locusts. Its marauding multinationals who are taking over the air we breathe, the ground we stand on, the water we drink, the thoughts we think. Now that the family secret has been spilled, the twins are blurring into one another and gradually becoming interchangeable. Their guns, bombs, money and drugs have been going around in the loop for a while. (The Stinger missiles that will greet US helicopters were supplied by the CIA. The heroin used by America's drug addicts comes from Afghanistan. The Bush administration recently gave Afghanistan a $43m subsidy for a "war on drugs"....)
Now Bush and Bin Laden have even begun to borrow each other's rhetoric. Each refers to the other as "the head of the snake". Both invoke God and use the loose millenarian currency of good and evil as their terms of reference. Both are engaged in unequivocal political crimes. Both are dangerously armed - one with the nuclear arsenal of the obscenely powerful, the other with the incandescent, destructive power of the utterly hopeless. The fireball and the ice pick. The bludgeon and the axe. The important thing to keep in mind is that neither is an acceptable alternative to the other.
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meditation and samadhi (self-knowledge).
O man! Nothing is permanent. All things change. All things pass away.
Seek the permanent, changeless, immortal atman and be free. He is
Life is a transforming process by which attachment, fear, anger,
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If we could shrink the Earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the human ratio's remaining the same, it would look something like the following:
1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
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Azim Premji's Success Recipe
I am privileged to be with you here today and to share this significant moment of your life.
The world does look very different when it is seen with your eyes. You are filled with enthusiasm and are straining at the leash to get on with life.
And the world is very different from what it was when I was at your age. Never before has the role of technology been so pervasive and so central. The Internet has breached all physical borders and connected the world together like no other force has done before.
All opportunities are accompanied by their own challenges. I thought I would share with you a few of the lessons I have learnt in my own life, while loading the transformation at Wipro, from a small company three and a half decades back into a global corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange. I hope you find them useful.
When I entered Wipro at the age of 21, it was a sudden and unexpected event. I had no warning of what lay ahead of me and I was caught completely unprepared. All I had with me was a dream.
What saddens me most is to see young, bright people getting completely disillusioned by a few initial setbacks and slowly turning cynical and some of them want to migrate to America in the hope this is the solution.
It requires courage to keep dreaming. And that is when dreams are most needed- not when everything is going right, but when just about everything is going wrong.
All the available knowledge in the world is accelerating at a phenomenal rate. The whole world's codified knowledge base (all documented information in library books and electronic files) doubled every 30 years in the early 20th century.
By the 1970s, the world's knowledge base doubled every seven years. Information researchers predict that by the year 2010, the world's codified knowledge will double every 11 hours.
Remaining on top of what you need to know will become one of the greatest challenges for you.
The natural zest and curiosity for learning is one of the greatest drivers for keeping updated on knowledge. A child's curiosity is insatiable because every new object is a thing of wonder and mystery. The same zest is needed to keep learning new things.
One of the greatest advantages of globalisation is that it has brought in completely different standards. Being the best in the country is not enough; one has to be the best in the world. Excellence is a moving target. One has to constantly raise the bar.
In the knowledge-based industries, India has the unique advantage of being a quality leader. just like japan was able to win in the overseas market with its quality leadership in automobile manufacturing, india has been able to do the same in information technology.
The challenges ahead are so complex that no individual will be able to face them alone. While most of our education is focused in individual strength, teaming with others is equally important. You cannot fire a missile from a canoe. Unless you build a strong network of people with complimentary skills, you will be restricted by your own limitations.
Globalisation has brought in people of different origin, different upbringing and different cultures together. Ability to become an integral part of a cross-cultural team will be a must for your success.
The stress that a young person faces today while beginning his or her career is the same as the last generation faced at the time of retirement.
You must develop your own mechanism for dealing with stress. I have found that a daily jog for me, goes a long way in releasing the pressure and building up energy. You will need lots of energy to deal with the challenges.
An eight-year-old child heard her parents talking about her little brother. All she knew was that he was very sick and they had no money left. They were moving to a smaller house because they could not afford to stay in the present house after paying the doctor's bills. Only a very costly surgery could save him now and there was no one to loan them the money.
She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully.
"Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I can try and get some more. Just tell me how much it costs."
"How much do you have?" asked the man. "One dollar and eleven cents, but I can try and get some more", she answered barely audibly.
That well-dressed man was Dr Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specialising in neuro-surgery. The operation was completed without charge and it wasn't long before Andrew was home again and doing well.
"That surgery," her mom whispered, "was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?"
In the millennium of the mind, knowledge-based industries like Information Technology are in a unique position to earn wealth from outside. While earning is important, we must have mechanisms by which we use it for the larger good of our society.
Through the Azim Premji Foundation, we have targeted over the next 12 months to enrol over a million children, who are out of school due to economic or social reasons.
The moment we allow success to build a feeling or arrogance, we become vulnerable to making bad judgements.
The lady was silent. The president was pleased and thought this would get rid of them.
I suffer immensely from loneliness....
The darkness of loneliness cannot be fought directly. It is something essential for everyone to understand, that there are a few fundamental things which cannot be changed. This is one of the fundamentals: you cannot fight with darkness directly, with loneliness directly, with the fear of isolation directly. The reason is that all these things do not exist; they are simply absences of something, just as darkness is the absence of light.
Now what do you do when you want the room not to be dark? You don't do anything directly with darkness -- or do you? You cannot push it out. There is no possible way to make any arrangement so that the darkness disappears. You have to do something with the light. Now that changes the whole situation; and that's what I call one of the essentials, fundamentals. You don't even touch the darkness; you don't think about it. There is no point; it does not exist, it is simply an absence.
Because you don't know your aloneness, there is fear. You feel lonely so you want to cling to something, to somebody, to some relationship, just to keep the illusion that you are not lonely. But you know you are -- hence the pain. On the one hand you are clinging to something which is not for real, which is just a temporary arrangement -- a relationship, a friendship.
And while you are in the relationship you can create a little illusion to forget your loneliness. But this is the problem: although you can forget for a moment your loneliness, just the next moment you suddenly become aware that the relationship or the friendship is nothing permanent. Yesterday you did not know this man or this woman, you were strangers. Today you are friends -- who knows about tomorrow? Tomorrow you may be strangers again -- hence the pain.
Your whole life's experience supports that things go on changing. Nothing remains stable; you cannot cling to anything in a changing world. You wanted to make your friendship something permanent but your wanting is against the law of change, and that law is not going to make exceptions. It simply goes on doing its own thing. It will change -- everything.
It may take a little time for you to understand. You want this friend to be your friend forever, but tomorrow he turns into an enemy. Or simply -- "You get lost!" and he is no longer with you. Somebody else fills the gap who is a far superior being. Then suddenly you realize it was good that the other one got lost; otherwise you would have been stuck with him. But still the lesson never goes so deep that you stop asking for permanence.
You will start asking for permanence with this man, with this woman: now this should not change. You have not really learned the lesson that change is simply the very fabric of life. You have to understand it and go with it. Don't create illusions; they are not going to help. And everybody is creating illusions of different kinds.
He said, "Everybody changes. You cannot rely on anybody. And as you get older, only your money is yours. Nobody cares -- not even your son, not even your wife. If you have money they all care, they all respect you, because you have money. If you don't have money you become a beggar."
His saying that the only thing in the world to trust is money comes out of a long experience of life, of getting cheated again and again by the people he trusted -- and he thought they loved him but they were all around him for the money.
"But," I told him, "at the moment of death money is not going to be with you. You can have an illusion that at least money is with you, but as your breathing stops, money is no longer with you. You have earned something but it will be left on this side; you cannot carry it beyond death. You will fall into a deep loneliness which you have been hiding behind the facade of money."
There are people who are after power, but the reason is the same: when they are in power so many people are with them, millions of people are under their domination. They are not alone. They are great political and religious leaders. But power changes. One day you have it, another day it is gone, and suddenly the whole illusion disappears. You are lonely as nobody else is, because others are accustomed to being lonely. You are not accustomed... your loneliness hurts you more.
Society has tried to make arrangements so you can forget loneliness. Arranged marriages are just an effort so that you know your wife is with you. All religions resist divorce for the simple reason that if divorce is allowed then the basic purpose marriage was invented for is destroyed. The basic purpose was to give you a companion, a lifelong companion.
But even though a wife will be with you or a husband will be with you for your whole life, that does not mean that love remains the same. In fact, rather than giving you a companion, they give you a burden to carry. You were lonely, already in trouble, and now you have to carry another person who is lonely. And in this life there is no hope, because once love disappears you both are lonely, and both have to tolerate each other. Now it is not a question of being enchanted by each other; at the most you can patiently tolerate each other. Your loneliness has not been changed by the social strategy of marriage.
It is difficult for an intelligent person not to doubt. You may have millions of people following a certain belief system, but still you cannot be certain that they are with you, that you are not lonely.
Man has come of age, and God has become meaningless. The hypothesis has lost its grip.
What I am trying to say is that every effort that has been directed towards avoiding loneliness has failed, and will fail, because it is against the fundamentals of life. What is needed is not something in which you can forget your loneliness. What is needed is that you become aware of your aloneness, which is a reality. And it is so beautiful to experience it, to feel it, because it is your freedom from the crowd, from the other. It is your freedom from the fear of being lonely.
It does not mean that a man who is centered in his aloneness, complete in himself, cannot make friends -- in fact only he can make friends, because now it is no longer a need, it is just sharing. He has so much; he can share.
When you share, there is no question of clinging. You flow with existence, you flow with life's change, because it doesn't matter with whom you share. It can be the same person tomorrow -- the same person for your whole life -- or it can be different persons. It is not a contract, it is not a marriage; it is simply out of your fullness that you want to give. So whosoever happens to be near you, you give it. And giving is such a joy.
Begging is such a misery. Even if you get something through begging, you will remain miserable. It hurts. It hurts your pride, it hurts your integrity. But sharing makes you more centered, more integrated, more proud, but not more egoistic -- more proud that existence has been compassionate to you. It is not ego; it is a totally different phenomenon... a recognition that existence has allowed you something for which millions of people are trying, but at the wrong door. You happen to be at the right door.
When you are sharing your joy, you don't create a prison for anybody. You simply give. You don't even expect gratitude or thankfulness because you are not giving to get anything, not even gratitude. You are giving because you are so full you have to give.
Forget loneliness, forget darkness, forget pain. These are just the absence of aloneness. The experience of aloneness will dispel them instantly. And the method is the same: just watch your mind, be aware. Become more and more conscious, so finally you are only conscious of yourself. That is the point where you become aware of aloneness.
Why so much conflict between the different religions?
The world seems to be getting more and more crazy from day to day. nobody knows what is going on and everything is upside down and confused. this is what is told in the newspapers. is it real? and if so, is there any intrinsic balance in life which is keeping everything stable?
Jews have suffered immensely for one single folly that they committed: the idea that "We are the chosen people of God." Once you have the idea that you are the chosen people of God, then you cannot be forgiven by others because they are also the chosen people of God, and how to decide it? No argument can be conclusive, and nobody knows where God is hiding so you cannot ask him either; he cannot be brought in the court to be a witness. Then only the sword is going to decide. Whosoever is mighty is going to be right. Might has been right. Jews really suffered for centuries, but the suffering has not changed them. In fact it has strengthened the idea that they are the chosen people of God.
The same people who tell them, "You are the chosen people," also tell them that the chosen people have to go through many tests, many fires to prove their mettle. I have heard about an old rabbi -- he must have been a very sane man -- praying to God. He was praying for years and years and never asking for anything -- and you know, prayer is a kind of nagging: you go on nagging God every day, morning, afternoon, evening, night, five times every day. God must be getting tired, utterly bored....
And the rabbi was not asking for anything; otherwise there was a way out. If he had been asking for something it would have been given and the rabbi would have been told, "Get lost!" But he was not asking for anything, just praying. Finally God asked him, "Why do you go on torturing me? What do you want?" And the old rabbi said, "Just one thing. Is it not time for you to choose some other people? Please, make some other people your chosen people. We have suffered enough!"
But this is not only so with the Christians, Jews, Mohammedans and Hindus; it is exactly the same with all the people that have existed up to now. The racial ego, the religious ego, the spiritual ego is far more dangerous than the individual ego, because the individual ego is gross. You can see it -- everybody can see it, it is so visible on the surface. But when the ego becomes racial -- "Hinduism is great" -- you don't think you are claiming anything for yourself. Indirectly you are claiming, "I am great because I am a Hindu, and Hinduism is great." This is an indirect way, a subtle, cunning way: "I am great because I am a Japanese, because Japanese are the direct descendants of the sun God"; or, "I am a Chinese and the Chinese are the most civilized people, the most cultured."
He asked his people, "Have you brought them from African jungles? They look like monkeys!" That's how the ego functions: the other is always reduced to the lowest possible; and compared to the other, one raises oneself higher. You say, "The world seems to be getting more and more crazy from day to day." That is not right; it has always been so.
Adolf Hitler was mad, but nobody in Germany dared to say it. Many felt that he was mad, but the moment he was defeated and committed suicide, many people started writing that they had always felt it. Even his own physicians who had never dared to tell the person himself -- at least they were supposed to say the truth, they were the physicians -- they had not said that he was sick, badly sick, and not only physiologically but psychologically too.
Humanity has always been insane. It has always remained upside down and confused, because you have been brought up on lies. But one thing good is happening today: at least a few intelligent young people are becoming aware that our whole past has been wrong and it needs a radical change. "We need a discontinuity from our past. We want to start afresh, we need to start afresh. The whole past has been an experiment in utter futility!"
Ninety-nine percent of psychological diseases exist because of man's sexual repression. We have to make man free of his past. That's my whole work here: to help you to get rid of the past. Whatsoever the society has done to you has to be undone. Your consciousness has to be cleaned, emptied so that you can become like a pure mirror reflecting reality. To be able to reflect reality is to know God. God is just another name for reality: that which is. And a man is really sane when he knows the truth.
Truth brings intelligence,
We have to change this whole earth into a tremendous festival, and it is possible because man brings all that is needed to transform this earth into a paradise.
I often panic, and worry that I might go mad....
The basic thing to be understood is that you are not the mind -- neither the bright one nor the dark one. If you get identified with the beautiful part, then it is impossible to disidentify yourself from the ugly part; they are two sides of the same coin. You can have it whole, or you can throw it away whole, but you cannot divide it.
But you are being an observer who gets identified with anything that he finds pleasant -- and forgets that the unpleasant is coming just behind it as a shadow. You are not troubled by the pleasant side -- you rejoice in it. The trouble comes when the polar opposite asserts -- then you are torn apart.
But you started the whole trouble. Falling from being just a witness, you became identified. The biblical story of the fall is just a fiction. But this is the real fall -- the fall from being a witness into getting identified with something and losing your witnessing.
The day you are completely unidentified with the mind, even for a single moment, there is the revelation: mind simply dies; it is no longer there. Where it was so full, where it was so continuous -- day in, day out, waking, sleeping, it was there -- suddenly it is not there. You look all around and it is emptiness, it is nothingness.
The master tells the disciple to meditate on a koan: A small goose is put into a bottle, fed and nourished. The goose goes on becoming bigger and bigger and bigger, and fills the whole bottle. Now it is too big; it cannot come out of the bottle's mouth -- the mouth is too small. And the koan is that you have to bring the goose out without destroying the bottle, without killing the goose.
Awareness is the goose which is not in the bottle of the mind. But you are believing that it is in it and asking everyone how to get it out. And there are idiots who will help you, with techniques, to get out of it. I call them idiots because they have not understood the thing at all.
Mind is just a procession of thoughts passing in front of you on the screen of the brain. You are an observer. But you start getting identified with beautiful things -- those are bribes. And once you get caught in the beautiful things you are also caught in the ugly things, because mind cannot exist without duality.
Awareness is non-dual, and mind is dual. So just watch. I don't teach you any solutions. I teach you the solution: Just get back a little and watch. Create a distance between you and your mind.
Whether it is good, beautiful, delicious, something that you would like to enjoy closely, or it is ugly -- remain as far away as possible. Look at it just the way you look at a film. But people get identified even with films.
"But," I said, "there is only a screen and nothing else. Nobody is killed, there is no tragedy happening -- just a projection of a film, just pictures moving on the screen. And people laugh, and people weep, and for three hours they are almost lost. They become part of the movie, they become identified with some character..."
I said, "Then why don't you change from this man? There are so many other barbers, and this man takes two hours for a five-minute job. Sometimes he takes half your beard and then he says, `I am coming back, you sit.' And he is gone for an hour, because he gets involved in a discussion with somebody and forgets completely that a customer is sitting in his chair. Then he comes and says, `My God, so you are still sitting here?'"
The barber would say, "I got in such a good argument with somebody that I completely forgot about you. It is good that that man had to go; otherwise you would have been sitting here the whole day. And sometimes I don't even close the shop at night. I simply go home, just forget to close, and once in a while a customer is still sitting in the chair and I am sleeping. Somebody has to say to him, `Now you can go; that man will not be seen again before tomorrow morning. He is fast asleep in his home. He has forgotten to close his shop and he has forgotten about you.'"
But nobody can leave his chair with half the beard shaved -- or half the head shaved! You ask him just to shave the beard and he starts shaving your head, and by the time you notice, he has already done the job. So he asks you, "Now what do you want? -- because almost one-fourth of the work is done. If you want to keep it this way I can leave it; otherwise I can finish it. But I will not charge for it because if you say that you never wanted it to be cut, then it is my fault and I should take the punishment. I will not charge you."
This man was dangerous! But my grandfather used to say, "He is dangerous but he is lovely and I have become so much identified with him that I cannot conceive that if he dies before me I will be able to go to another barber's shop. I cannot conceive... for my whole life he has been my barber. The identity has become so deep that I may stop shaving my beard, but I cannot change my barber."
You get identified with anything. People get identified with persons and then they create misery for themselves. They get identified with things, then they get miserable if that thing is missing.
Saraswathi Poojai
Shri Saraswathi is the Goddess of learning, who is divine knowledge personified. The sound of Her celestial veena awakens the notes of the sublime utterances of the sacred monosyllable, "OM". She bestows the knowledge of the supreme, mystic sound, clarity of thought and nobility of ideas as represented by Her pure dazzling white clothes, with the hands holding the veena and books seated on the white lotus.
We worship Goddess Saraswathi to gain knowledge, dispassion, devotion and prosperity.
Sprinkle water gently chanting :
Make gesture of offering to the Goddess chanting
Pour down a spoonful of water through the finger tips and chant :
Gently push the idol / picture on the spot, to repose it finally saying :
The real meaning of peace
This Week's Inspirational Message
The other picture had mountains, too. But these were rugged and bare.
Gayathri Mantram
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Dheemahi Thanno Durge Prachothayaathe !!
What is the meaning of Life?
To understand the theory of relativity, you need not become an Albert Einstein, no. You have to be just of average intelligence, that's all. If you are not too much retarded, you will understand it.
So the first thing: religion has to be creative. Up to now, religion has remained very passive, almost impotent. You don't expect a religious person to be creative. You just expect him to fast, sit in a cave, get up early in the morning, chant mantras... and this kind of stupid thing. And you are perfectly satisfied! What is he doing? And you praise him because he goes on long fasts. Maybe he is a masochist; maybe he enjoys torturing himself. He sits there when it is icy cold, naked, and you appreciate him. But what is the point, what is the value in it? All the animals of the world are naked in the icy cold -- they are not saints. Or when it is hot, he sits in the hot sun, and you appreciate him. You say, "Look! here is a great ascetic." But what is he doing? What is his contribution to the world? What beauty has he added to the world? Has he changed the world a little bit? Has he made it a little more sweet, more fragrant? No, you don't ask that.
Forget all these stupid things! -- fasting and just sitting in a cave, torturing oneself or lying down on a bed of nails. Praise a man because he has cultivated beautiful roses. The world is more colorful because of him. And then you will find meaning.
Don't start with a conclusion, otherwise you have started wrongly from the very beginning. Go without a conclusion! That's what I mean when I say again and again: Go without knowledge if you want to find truth. The knowledgeable person never finds it. His knowledge is a barrier.
The night after the show, they came to visit him and asked him eagerly what he thought of the show.
Meaning has to be created. And meaning has to be searched for without any conclusions. If you can drop your knowledge, life will suddenly take on color, it will become psychedelic. But you are continuously carrying the load of your scriptures, books, theories, doctrines, philosophies... you are lost in all that. And everything has become mixed, hotchpotch. And you cannot even remember what is what.
Your mind is a mess. Clean it! Make it a blank. The empty mind is the best mind. And those who have been telling you that the empty mind is the Devil's workshop are the Devil's agents. The empty mind is closer to God than anything. The empty mind is not the Devil's workshop. The Devil cannot do without thoughts.
So many thoughts in the mind, mixed up; nothing seems to be clear; you have heard so many things from so many sources -- your mind is a monster. And you are trying to remember, and you have been told to remember: Don't forget! And, naturally, the burden is so much that you cannot remember. Many things you have forgotten. Many things you have imagined and added on your own.
Drop the knowledge and become more creative. Remember, knowledge is gathered -- you need not be creative about it; you have only to be receptive. And that's what man has become: man is reduced to being a spectator. He reads the newspapers, he reads the Bible and the Koran and the Gita; he goes to the movie, sits there and sees the movie; he goes to the football match, or sits before his TV, listens to the radio... and so on and so forth. Twenty-four hours a day he is just in a kind of inactivity, a spectator. Others are doing things, and he is simply watching. You will not find meaning by watching.
His disciples must have been puzzled: "Has he gone mad? Socrates playing on the flute?" But to me it is very significant. The music could not have been very great, because he had never played. Absolutely amateurish, childish it must have been -- but still something was satisfied, something was bridged. He was no more one-sided. For the first time in his life, maybe, he was spontaneous. For the first time he had done something for which he could not supply any reason. Otherwise, he was a rational man.
When everybody was praying to God and dancing, suddenly the boy could not resist any more. He took out his whistle and blew on it. Everybody was shocked! But Baal Shem came, hugged the boy, and said, "Our prayers are heard. Without this whistle, all was futile -- because this was the only spontaneous thing here. All else was ritual."
Moving from anger into sadness...
[Articles] > Moving from anger into sadness...
Osho, I can feel myself moving from anger into sadness. I don't know whether I should try and get the anger out or just let it explode inside.
Anger and sadness are both the same. Sadness is passive anger and anger is active sadness. Because sadness comes easy, anger seems to be difficult. because you are too much in tune with the passive.
It is difficult for a sad person to be angry. If you can make a sad person angry, his sadness will disappear immediately. It will be very difficult for an angry person to be sad. If you can make him sad, his anger will disappear immediately.
In all our emotions the basic polarity continues -- of man and woman, yin and yang, the male and the female. Anger is male, sadness is female. So if you are in tune with sadness, it is difficult to shift to anger, but I would like you to shift. Just exploding it within won't help much because again you are seeking some way of being passive. No. Bring it out, act it out. Even if it looks nonsense, then too. Be a buffoon in your own eyes, but bring it out.
If you can float between anger and sadness, both become similarly easy. You will have a transcendence and then you will be able to watch. You can stand behind the screen and watch these games, and then you can go beyond both. But first you have to be moving easily between these two. otherwise you tend to be sad and when one is heavy, transcendence is difficult.
Remember, when two energies, opposite energies, are exactly alike, fifty-fifty, then it is very easy to get out of them, because they are fighting and cancelling each other and you are not in anybody's grip. Your sadness and your anger are fifty-fifty, equal energies, so they cancel each other. Suddenly you have freedom and you can slip out. But if sadness is seventy percent and anger thirty percent, then it is very difficult. Thirty percent anger in contrast with seventy percent sadness means forty percent sadness will still be there and it will not be possible; you will not be capable of easily slipping out. That forty percent will hang over you.
So this is one of the basic laws of inner energies -- to always let the opposite polarities come to an equal status, and then you are able to slip out of them. It is as if two persons are fighting and you can escape. They are so engaged with themselves that you need not worry, and you can escape. Don't bring the mind in. Just make it an exercise.
You can make it an everyday exercise; forget about waiting for it to come. Every day you have to be angry -- that will be easier. So jump, jog. scream, and bring it. Once you can bring it for no reason at all, you will be very happy because now you have a freedom. Otherwise even anger is dominated by situations. You are not a master of it. If you cannot bring it, how can you drop it?
Gurdjieff used to teach his disciples never to start by dropping anything. First start by bringing it in, because only a person who can create anger on demand can be capable of dropping it on demand -- simple mathematics. So Gurdjieff would tell his disciples to first learn how to be angry. Everybody would be sitting and suddenly he would ay, "Number One, stand up and be angry!" It looks so absurd.
In the beginning it looks a little awkward, strange, unbelievable, because you have always believed in the theory that it is somebody else whose insult has created the anger. That's not true. Anger has always been there; somebody has just given an excuse for it to come up. You can give yourself an excuse. Imagine a situation in which you would have been angry, and become angry. Talk to the wall and say things, and soon the wall will be talking to you. Just go completely crazy. You have to bring anger and sadness to a similar status, where they are exactly proportionate to each other. They will cancel each other out and you can slip away.
Gurdjieff used to call this "the way of the sly man" -- to bring inner energies to such a conflict that they are engaged together cancelling each other, and you have the opportunity to escape. Try it, mm?
Osho, Get Out of Your Own Way, Chapter 4
Why do you contradict yourself?
Osho, I know that you love contradictions. A lot of it I can accept now as two sides of one coin. But today after lecture some questions still arose. On the one side you say the good and the bad are two sides of the same coin and both have to be and the one can't be without the other. On the other side you want to create a better world with your sannyasins. On the one side you tell us not to think in terms of the future. On the other side you are talking about the coming third world war. On the one side you tell us not to wish anything. On the other side it seems you want to avoid the third world war. On the one side you say things are okay as they are, there is no goal, nothing to achieve, to change. On the other side: what are you doing here? What are we doing here? I can feel there is an answer, but I can't point it out. Can you?
Have you not seen a woman in anger? Then she is more masculine than any male. And have you not seen a man when he is in love? -- his tenderness, his feminineness. He is more feminine than any woman can ever be. When a woman is in anger, enraged, her whole denied part starts functioning, and the denied part is very vital and alive because it has never been used.
A man went into a hospital to purchase a brain; because his own was not functioning well he wanted to replace it. The surgeon took him around; there were many brains available. He showed him the brain of a scientist, the price only a hundred rupees; the brain of a great, famous, well-known mathematician, and the price only two hundred rupees; and the brain of a great general, and the price only three hundred rupees -- so on and so forth. And then he came to the brain of a great political leader, and the price- was ten thousand rupees!
The surgeon said, "Please don't misunderstand us. It is not that the politician has a greater brain than the scientist or the general or the mathematician or the poet, but this is a brain which has never been used. It is brand new, hence the price!"
Whatsoever is not used and denied in you remains very vital. Hence a woman enraged is far more dangerous than a man; and if you have been in relationship with a woman you know it perfectly well -- she can drive you crazy! because that is the denied part, the unused part. When it is used it has vitality, newness. And when a man is tender, loving, he is more tender and loving than a woman. He can be more womanly because that is his denied part.
Mahavira said that; his philosophy is known as saptabhangi -- sevenfold. He must have appeared a very strange man. You asked one question and he would always answer your one question with seven answers, because his philosophy was sevenfold. He said, "I have come to see the seven aspects of the inner world." You asked him, "Does God exist?" and he would say, "First: perhaps he exists. Second: perhaps he does not. Third: perhaps he exists and yet does not exist. And fourth: perhaps he neither exists nor does not exist." And so on and so forth. He would give you seven answers. You would leave him more confused than you had come. That's why he could not influence many people. His religion remained one of the smallest although it had the potential of becoming one of the greatest religions of the world.
And it was thought always, according to Aristotle and Euclid, that a point can never be a line. It was found by the physicists that the point can be both together: it can be a particle and a wave, it can be a point and a line. Euclidean geometry used to say -- you must have read it at school -- that two parallel lines never meet. Now there is something like non-Euclidean geometry which says they meet. What to make out of it? Euclidean geometry says you can draw a straight line: a straight line is the shortest distance between two points -- a well-known definition, every schoolboy knows about it. But non-Euclidean geometry has come with great force and is changing the whole course of scientific thinking.
Non-Euclidean geometry says you cannot draw a straight line at all; it is impossible to draw a straight line. Why? -- because you are sitting on an earth which is round. So whatsoever you draw, it appears straight because you don't know that you are sitting on a round globe. Go on drawing the line, go on drawing the line, and soon you will see that it becomes a circle, because it will cover the whole earth. And a straight line cannot be a part of a circle, obviously; if it is a part of a circle it is not straight. No straight line can create a circle, but every straight line that you know, if drawn to its ultimate, will become part of a circle. Then it is an are, not a straight line.
Satsangh
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Understanding the Lessons of September 11
We were in Munich, Germany on the Vishwa Dharma
then to UK and then to Europe, spreading the messages of peace, unity and
engage in these unforgivable acts of terrorism, intimidation and violence
our own egos, our own jealousies and grudges.
their great openness, great honesty, eagerness and steadfastness on the path
The tragedy struck the top CEOs as quickly and mercilessly as
avenge the lives which were so mercilessly taken in this atrocious act. Yes,
sacrifice more innocent lives in order to avenge the death of innocents?
that there will be no more acts of impulsiveness, no more acts of vengeance,
continue to spread the messages of Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam, "The whole world is
lesson in this tragedy: life is so short. We don't know when or how our end
Let us take a new pledge, in
gifts, to come together as sister and brother, to forgive and forget our
grievances and our grudges, and to join hands together in rebuilding the
peace, and that those who are shattered, broken and bereaved by this tragedy
Asha Bhosle
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Dave Winer
* [Programmers] have a very precise understanding of truth. You can't lie to a compiler. Try it sometime. Garbage in, garbage out. Booleans, the ones and zeros, trues and falses, make up the world programmers live in. That's all there is! I think programming is deep, it teaches us about the non-cyber universe we live in. There's something spiritual about computers, and I want to understand it.
Money
how to get rich ... https://twitter.com/naval/status/1002103360646823936
[Money|http://thoughts.editthispage.com/stories/storyReader$77] is a special promise...In the simplest of markets you give something useful to the other person and you get something useful for yourself...
It can buy you a Book, But not Knowledge
http://www.tribeofheart.org/money.htm : "The longest line in the world is the line between the pocketbook and the heart."
Meditation
[Swami Sivananda] in [Goal of Life is God-Realisation|http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/messages/goal.htm] : ...There is no Knowledge without Meditation. The aspirant churns his own soul. Truth becomes manifest...Why do you read many books? It is of no use. The great book is within your heart. Open the pages of this inexhaustible book, the source of all knowledge...
[Jorn Barger] in [An Internet way of self-knowledge|http://www.robotwisdom.com/weblogs/selfknowledge.html] : ...I think real meditation is about detecting self-deception...
[Joe Loffredo] : [Some Thoughts on Meditation|http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Cyprus/5927/meditate.htm]
[Why Meditate?|http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/messages/whymed.htm]
[How to Meditate|http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/messages/howmed.htm]
http://reluctant-messenger.com/ : [How to Meditate|http://reluctant-messenger.com/meditation.htm]
Why is love so painful?
The man who is without love is narcissistic, he is closed. He knows only himself. And how much can he know himself if he has not known the other, because only the other can function as a mirror? You will never know yourself without knowing the other. Love is very fundamental for self-knowledge too. The person who has not known the other in deep love, in intense passion, in utter ecstasy, will not be able to know who he is, because he will not have the mirror to see his own reflection.
Relationship is a mirror, and the purer the love is, the higher the love is, the better the mirror, the cleaner the mirror. But the higher love needs that you should be open. The higher love needs you to be vulnerable. You have to drop your armor; that is painful. You have not to be constantly on guard. You have to drop the calculating mind. You have to risk. You have to live dangerously. The other can hurt you; that is the fear in being vulnerable. The other can reject you; that is the fear in being in love.
The reflection that you will find in the other of your own self may be ugly; that is the anxiety. Avoid the mirror. But by avoiding the mirror you are not going to become beautiful. By avoiding the situation you are not going to grow either. The challenge has to be taken.
If you don't go into love, as many people have decided, then you are stuck with yourself. Then your life is not a pilgrimage, then your life is not a river going to the ocean; your life is a stagnant pool, dirty, and soon there will be nothing but dirt and mud. To keep clean, one needs to keep flowing. A river remains clean because it goes on flowing. Flow is the process of remaining continuously virgin.
This is no way to live, and the reason, the fundamental reason, is we have forgotten the language of love. We are no more courageous enough to go into that adventure called love.
Hence people are interested in sex, because sex is not risky. It is momentary, you don't get involved. Love is involvement; it is commitment. It is not momentary. Once it takes roots, it can be forever. It can be a lifelong involvement. Love needs intimacy, and only when you are intimate does the other become a mirror. When you meet sexually with a woman or a man, you have not met at all; in fact, you avoided the soul of the other person. You just used the body and escaped, and the other used your body and escaped. You never became intimate enough to reveal each other's original faces.
My whole approach here is that of love. I teach only love and only love and nothing else. You can forget about God; that is just an empty word. You can forget about prayers because they are only rituals imposed by others on you. Love is the natural prayer, not imposed by anybody. You are born with it. Love is the true God -- not the God of theologians, but the God of Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, the God of the Sufis. Love is a tariqa, a method, to kill you as a separate individual and to help you become the infinite. Disappear as a dewdrop and become the ocean, but you will have to pass through the door of love.
Is there a law of karma?
Then what kind of law is it? It is a hope. A man wandering in immense darkness, groping his way, clings to anything that gives a little hope, a little light -- because what you observe in life itself is something totally different from the law of karma. A man who is a well-known criminal may succeed and become the president, the prime minister; or vice versa: he was not a criminal before, but when he becomes the president or prime minister of a country he becomes a criminal... So in life this strange situation happens: bad people reach good positions, become respectable or honored, not only in their time but throughout history. It is full of their names. In history, Gautam Buddha, Mahavira, Kanad, Gautam, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Lieh Tzu -- people like these you will not find even in the footnotes. And Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Nadirshah, Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler -- they make up the major portion of history. In fact, we have to write the whole of history again because all these people have to be completely erased. Even the memory of them should not be carried on, because even their memory may have evil effects on people.
So the one thing to be remembered is: in my vision of life, yes, every action is bound to have some consequences, but they will not be somewhere else, you will have them here and now. Most probably you will get them almost simultaneously. When you are kind to someone, don't you feel a certain joy? A certain peace? A certain meaningfulness? Don't you feel that you are contented with what you have done? There is a kind of deep satisfaction. Have you ever felt that contentment when you are angry, when you are boiling with anger, when you hurt somebody, when you are mad with rage? Have you ever felt a peace, a silence descending in you? No, it is impossible. You will certainly feel something, but it will be a sadness that you again acted like a fool, that again you have done the same stupid thing that you decided again and again not to do. You will feel a tremendous unworthiness in yourself. You will feel that you are not a man but a machine, because you don't respond, you react. A man may have done something, and you reacted. That man had the key in his hands, and you just danced according to his desire; he had power over you. When somebody abuses you and you start fighting, what does it mean? It means that you don't have any capacity not to react.
procrastination
Procrastination is letting the low-priority tasks get in the way of high-priority ones. It's socializing with colleagues when you know that important work project is due soon, watching TV instead of doing your household chores, or talking about superficial things with your partner rather than discussing your relationship concerns.
There's plenty of time to get it done.
Once exposed, these self-defeating statements don't sound so convincing. But, when we privately tell ourselves these excuses, they seem quite believable. Don't be fooled by how innocent they sound. They get us to postpone important tasks and duties.
Procrastination is a bad habit. Like other habits, there are two general causes. The first is the "crooked thinking" we employ to justify our behavior. The second source is our behavioral patterns.
Our behavioral patterns are the second cause. Getting started on an unpleasant or difficult task may seem impossible. Procrastination is likened to the physics concept of inertia - a mass at rest tends to stay at rest. Greater forces are required to start change than to sustain change. Another way of viewing it is that avoiding tasks reinforces procrastination which makes it harder to get things going. A person may be stuck, too, not by the lack of desire, but by not knowing what to do. Here are some things to break the habit. Remember, don't just read them, do them!
EXCUSE: I'm not in the mood right now. REALISTIC THOUGHT: Mood doesn't do my work, actions do. If I wait for the right mood, I may never get it done. EXCUSE::I'm just lazy. REALISTIC THOUGHT: Labeling myself as lazy only brings me down. My work is really separate from who I am as a person. Getting started is the key to finishing.
"The sooner I get done, the sooner I can play."
"It's cheaper and less painful if I do it now rather than wait until it gets worse."
4. Design Clear Goals. Think about what you want and what needs to be done. Be specific. If it's getting that work project completed by the deadline, figure out a time table with realistic goals at each step. Keep your sights within reason. Having goals too big can scare you away from starting.
5. Set Priorities. Write down all the things that need to be done in order of their importance. The greater the importance or urgency, the higher their priority. Put "messing around" (distractions) in its proper place - last! Start at the top of the list and work your way down.
6. Partialize the Tasks. Big projects feel overwhelming. Break them down into the smallest and most manageable subparts. You'll get more done if you can do it piece by piece. For example, make an outline for a written report before you start composing or do a small portion of the chores rather than all at once. Partializing works especially well with the unpleasant jobs. Most of us can handle duties we dislike as long as they're for a short time and in small increments.
7. Get Organized. Have all your materials ready before you begin a task. Use a daily schedule and have it with you all the time. List the tasks of the day or week realistically. Check off the tasks when you have completed them.
9. Use Prompts. Write reminders to yourself and put them in conspicuous places like on the TV, refrigerator, bathroom mirror, front door, and car dashboard. The more we remember, the greater the likelihood we'll follow through with our plans.
10. Reward Yourself. Self-reinforcement has a powerful effect on developing a "do it now" attitude. Celebrate, pat yourself on the back, smile, and let yourself enjoy the completion of even the smallest of tasks. Don't minimize your accomplishments. Remember, you're already that much closer to finishing those things that need to be done. Go ahead, get started ... NOW!
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Mosaraf Ali
* [Doctor of Common Sense|http://www.hindustantimes.com/nonfram/250401/htc02.asp] : ...Ali, therefore, emphasises on what he calls "the tripod that promotes the healing power withing you." The tripod consists of a balanced diet (a fruity breakfast, a substantial lunch with both veggies and proteins, and a light dinner without dessert), 15 minutes of yoga and breathing exercises, and regular therapeutic massages focusing on the neck and shoulders. And he make a strong pitch for the habit of taking regular breaks from work. "The human brain," he says, "can work at a certain pace and take a certain load." Not surprisingly, some of the world's most stressed-out people have happily entrusted their lives to Ali...
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* [Zen] vt. To figure out something by meditation or by a sudden flash of enlightenment. Originally applied to bugs, but occasionally applied to problems of life in general. "How'd you figure out the buffer allocation problem?" "Oh, I zenned it."
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Knowledge Management
[Interests] > [Knowledge] Management
[Denham Grey|http://www.voght.com/cgi-bin/pywiki?DenhamGrey] : "I believe this is the largest collaborative KM repository on the web!!"
[Personal Knowledge Management : Who, What, Why, When, Where, How?|http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/faculty/jason.frand/researcher/speeches/PKM.htm] : "...we begin with data, add context to get information, add understanding to get knowledge, and add judgment (values) to get wisdom..."
[Seth Dillingham] : [What is Knowledge Management?|http://www.truerwords.net/1156]
[Seth Dillingham] : [Knowledge Management, Meta Data, and the Organization|http://www.truerwords.net/1241]
The [Knowledge Management Forum|http://www.km-forum.org/] is a virtual community of practice focused on furthering the fundamental theories, methods, and practices collectively called - Knowledge Management
Arundhati Roy
"The terrorists who perpetrated the outrage on Sept. 11 must be hunted
Dave Klein
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..."What I really need is to come to terms with myself about what I am to do, not about what I am to know, except insomuch as knowledge must precede every act. It is a matter of understanding my destiny, of seeing what the Divinity actually wants me to do; what counts is to find a truth, which is true for me, to find that idea for which I will live and die."...
George Monbiot
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I think deeply about things and want others to do likewise. I work for ideas and learn from people. I don't like excluding people. I'm a perfectionist, but I won't let that get in the way of publication. Except for education and entertainment, I'm not going to waste my time on things that won't have an impact. I try to be friends with everyone, but I hate it when you don't take me seriously. I don't hold grudges (it's not productive) but I learn from my experience. I want to make the world a better place.
Joel Spolsky
Joel states in [Books|http://www.joelonsoftware.com/stories/storyReader$37] : I've always felt that you can learn a lot about a person by the books they read. I suspect that if you read all the books that I've read, you will come not only to understand me, but you'll start to think like me, too. To encourage everyone to think like me, this page will contain a few of the best books I've been reading lately. I read a lot of books, and only the top 10% are going to make it into this list.
[Painless Software Management|http://www.webword.com/interviews/spolsky.html] : An interview with Joel Spolsky, the wizard behind Joel on Software
James Pryor
[Guidelines on Writing a Philosophy Paper|http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~jpryor/general/writing.html]
Philip Greenspun
His advise (best so far in my opinion): Work on something that excites you enough to want to work 24x7. Become an expert on data model + page flow. Build some great systems by yourself and put them on your resume ("I built X" rather than "I built a piece of X as part of a huge team"). Take periodic long trips to exotic countries and learn from people (sometimes your own country is after all the most exotic). --- For more... visit [Ask Philip Forum|http://philip.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a?topic_id=22]
The fact that Doug got this built in 3 months using Tcl pages doesn't prove that Tcl is as good as Lisp, of course. What it does prove is that when you're using an RDBMS the most important engineering steps are data model development and page flow design. The code for an individual page is merely glue to merge the results of an SQL query with an HTML template. Tcl is adequately powerful and it doesn't get in the way as Java or C might, which means that there isn't much productivity benefit to be gained by switching to even the mythical ideal computer language.
(data model + page flow; the glue language used for the presentation
don't like Tcl). An engineer (geek) concentrates on the user
nice to program in an advanced computer language, e.g., Eiffel, Lisp,
is a Web service, writing your glue code in Eiffel isn't going to make a huge
changes one's perspective on everything. If my flight instructor is late or
the weather is bad, I don't get annoyed. Plenty of time tomorrow. Or next
started a research lab here for Orange, the mobile phone company.
Even if I didn't have the MIT and the Orange commitments, I would definitely
difficult time for a new company to be getting the attention of customers,
fronts). But it is tough to get customers to pay for research. They want
As far as Web development goes, most Web sites suck due to (1) a bad philosophical conception of what the site should do, (2) page flows that require lots of extra clicks, (3) confusing information architecture. None of these problems relate in any way to the language in which an individual URL is implemented.
Jakob Nielsen
Read [Microcontent: How to Write Headlines, Page Titles, and Subject Lines|http://www.useit.com/alertbox/980906.html] until you get it !
Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi : We must be the change we wish to see in this world
Grayson Harding
Grayson : I'm an underpaid misclassified Director of Technology. It's not just me, they underpay everyone. I live in the midwest, sometimes called God's Country or the Heartland of America. Yea, that narrows it down for ya'. I'm really in the country. My little half acre is almost completely surrounded by a national forest. I've seen three or four bald eagles in the last several years that I've lived here. Lots of white-tailed deer, possum, wild turkey, chipmunks, and four-legged fox.
Radhika Nathan
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Banana
[The Washington Banana Museum|http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/1799/]
Strawberry
[The Strawberry Facts Page|http://www.jamm.com/strawberry/facts.html]
Karlsruhe
[Travel] > [Germany] > Karlsruhe
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Stuttgart
[Travel] > [Germany] > Stuttgart
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Weblog2001November
[The German Wine Route]
[CityDesk] is [here|http://joel.editthispage.com/news/fog0000000311.html] ! Congrats !
(via [Gleanings]) [The emergent new order|http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2001/11/28/emergence/index.html] : Feed magazine founder [Steven Johnson] explains how self-organizing systems are made to order for ants, cities, software and terrorists.
[Romy and Lisa]'s [Quotes and Poems|http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/7454/quotes.html]
[Marriage] , [Scheme]
[Jutta Degener]'s Objective : To do spectacular and impossible things.
[Peter Coad] : [Feature Driven Development|http://www.togethersoft.com/services/publications/presentations/fddatjavaone2000_ppt.zip]
[Unified Modeling Language] , [Three Amigos|http://www.jguru.com/faq/view.jsp?EID=929]
We stayed at Pension [Bloberger Hof]
As per [Peter Russell]'s [Age in Days|http://www.peterussell.com/age.html] : I am 10959 days old !
[Gerald M. Weinberg]'s book [The Psychology of Computer Programming]
[FranklinCovey] : [FranklinCovey Articles] [FranklinCovey Knowledge Expo]
[Gerard M Blair]'s [Basic Management Skills]
[Mira Art] : [Not being attached to anything....|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2001/11/22] : "...All in the world recognise the beautiful as beautiful. Herein lies ugliness..."
Gen. [Wayne Downing] is a quiet professional !
(via [PaperQuote])[Albert Einstein] : The World is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
[Thomas Paine] in [The Age of Reason] : It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving, it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe.
Dinner at [Sausalitos|http://www.sausalitos.de/niederlassungen/muenchen_tal.shtml] Im Tal, [Munich]
[Tim Pozar] : One of my main "themes" in life is to give tools to the world that help them express their ideas. I have this rather utopian idea that if everyone has the tools to exchange ideas then the world will be a better place.
[Kalpana Mohan] : I live in a place where a million dollars is loose change for most people. I live in a place where people lease Mercs while they await their Porsches. It's a place where every minuscule movement of the NASDAQ rumbles into a seismological event. A place where deals are made - to be broken when options vest...
[HotLinks] is going to charge for their service from 3rd December 2001... If they allow me to maintain 1 URL with multiple categories, I will consider paying for their service... Anyway, they have very nicely allowed me to export the content as a [html file|http://www.carnatic.com/2001/hotlinks.kishorebalakrishnan.2001nov14.htm] - Thanks a lot !
[Free Alina Lebedeva|http://www.geocities.com/elsvenjo/FreeAlina.html] : ...This site is in support of Alina Lebedeva from Latvia. Alina is the schoolgirl who gave Prince Charles a slap in the face with  a bunch of flowers in protest over Britain's involvement in the war against Afghanistan. She is provisionally charged with endangering the life of foreign dignitary. If found guilty she could face up to 15 years in prison...
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[George Orwell] : [Politics and the English Language]
[Mira Art] [quotes|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2001/11/08] Mark Twain : Always do right. That will gratify some of the people, and astonish the rest.
[Shoba Narayan] : [Fashionably Devout|http://about.beliefnet.com/frameset.asp?pageLoc=/story/86/story_8692_1.html&boardID=23424]
[Ken Coar] is a Sanagendamgagwedweinini ! --- click on the name to know the meaning :-)
[Richard Fritzson] [reacts|http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200111/msg00189.html] to article [Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote|http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200111/msg00183.html] by starting 'This is a pretty outrageous headline for this story.'
[Eric Margolis] : [ANTHRAX AND ABDUL HAQ: WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND|http://www.bigeye.com/foreignc.htm]
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[Swami Sivananda] : From [ABANDON BODY-CONSCIOUSNESS|http://www.dlsmd.org/sdr/11-sdr%20nov/1109.htm] : ...This body which is full of impurities, urine, pus and faecal matter etc., is perishable. It is like froth or bubble or mirage. It is despised by its enemies. It remains like a useless log of wood on the ground when prana (life) leaves it. It is the cause of pain and suffering. It is your enemy. You should treat this body with contempt, as dung. Why should you cling to it and worship it with scents, powders and flowers? Do not be silly and foolish in adorning it with fine silks and ornaments. It is dire ignorance only...
[MIT Sloan Management Review]
[William Damon] coauthor of [Good Work] : "We're getting people to overcome the sense that to have a good career, you've got to compromise or cut
corners, that you've got to go along to get along. We
[via|http://jim.roepcke.com/2001/10/31#item3142] [Jim Roepcke] : [Seth Dillingham] : [Knowledge Management, Meta Data, and the Organization|http://www.truerwords.net/1241]
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[Lotus Ayurvedic Garden, Heidelberg, Germany]
[Mira Art|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2001/11/01] : ...I never liked it, feeling the hypocrisy...
[Chandramouli Mahadevan] is in Germany. Welcome back !
[Mahesh Shantaram] is an Indian Blogger...
In [You already know what to do] : ...In the early nineteenth century, when writer [Samuel Taylor Coleridge] awoke with the "distinct recollection of the whole" of "Kubla Khan", he demonstrated the effectiveness of intuition... When business man [Jagdish Parikh] speaks of creating a "synthesis...beyond selfishness and selflessness, beyond collectiveness and competitiveness, to a cooperativeness based on selfness," he is calling on intuition...
Stomach Ache
Stomach ache is a term which is generally used for the abdominal region, so even if the pain is not exactly in the stomach, it can be termed as stomach ache in a layman's language. Common causes of pain in the abdominal region can be appendicitis, stones in the kidney and the gall bladder, gastric or duodenal ulcers, colitis, inflammation of liver or any other part of the alimentary canal and infection in the urinary tract.
Pain in the abdominal region can also be caused due to presence of worms in the digestive tract, constipation, indigestion, wind and distention, gastritis, food poisoning or food allergies ,acidity and diarrhea. It can also be caused due to the presence of a toxic material called ama. Though most pains according to Ayurveda are caused by vata (air ) aggravation, it can also occur by the aggravation of pitta (fire) and kapha (water and mucus ) doshas.
The treatment according to Ayurveda varies according to the cause of the pain. As the aim of Ayurvedic treatment is to remove the root cause, it could be different in different cases depending upon the cause. In this way the Ayurvedic approach is different from the modern medicine where generally pain killers are prescribed irrespective of the cause. Some general remedies for stomach ache are given here. In case of severe symptoms it is advised to consult the Ayurvedic physician.
4. Take equal weights of dry ginger, black pepper, roasted cumin seeds, dry mint leaves, coriander, asa asafetida, garlic and rock salt. Make a fine powder by grinding all these together. Taking one or half tea spoon of this powder with warm water gives relief from stomach ache. This can be taken two or three times a day after meals. If some of the ingredients are not found, you can make the powder with what ever items being available. Common salt can be used if rock salt is unavailable.
7. One tea spoonful ginger juice and one tea spoonful castor oil mixed in half cup warm water relieves stomach ache. It can be taken twice a day.
Diet should be mainly light and easily digestible. Little grains, rice, yogurt or butter milk, a little salad with a thin dressing of oil or yogurt on it is good. A dressing of lemon juice can also be used on the salad. Cooked vegetables like squash, zucchini, pumpkin and mung dal (green beans or pulses) will also help. Khichree is also good. Khichree is prepared by cooking together one part rice and six parts mung beans. Mung beans can be found in any Indian store. A soup of vegetables is good as are fruit juices and fruits like grapes, papaya, orange, peaches etc.
Avoid all kinds of physical activities immediately after meals. The patient should take sufficient rest. Mental tension, worry, anxiety, greed, anger and fear should be given up and the patient must have a relaxed mind.
Intuition
* direct knowledge
* Walter Russell : Intuition is the language of light through which men and God "intercommunicate"
* Spinoza : Intuition is the superior way of knowing ultimate truth without the use of prior knowledge or reason
!Challenges
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Obstacles to Happiness
themselves. Because they drained all their energy getting something that
rest. Look at them strutting across the stage. Look how upset they get if they have a stain on their shirt. Do you call that a success? Look at how frightened they are at the prospect they might not be reelected. Do you
didn't make that kind of money when I was a lawyer either!" You could be a plumber or a lawyer or a business man or a priest, but that does not affect the essential "I." It doesn't affect you. If I change my profession
"I." "I" is none of these labels. "Me" is generally selfish, foolish,
Swami Vivekananda
[Swami Vivekanda: What Have I learnt?|http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/5208/vedanta/learnt.html] (Delivered at Dacca, 30th March, 1901)
Rebecca Blood
quote at her page right now >>> When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. - Indian Proverb
Relative and Absolute Happiness
You will never find happiness if you don't challenge your weakness and change yourself from within.
True happiness is to be found within, in the state of our hearts. It does not exist on the far side of some distant mountains. It is within you, yourself. However, as much you try, you can never run away from yourself. And if you are weak, suffering will follow you wherever you go. You will never find happiness if you don©ˆt challenge your weakness and change yourself from within. Happiness is to be found in the dynamism and energy of your own life as you struggle to overcome one obstacle after another. This is why I believe that a person who is active and free from fear is truly happy.
The challenges we face in life can be compared to a tall mountain, rising before a mountain climber. For someone who has not trained properly, whose muscles and reflexes are weak and slow, every inch of the climb will be filled with terror and pain.
My teacher used to talk about two kinds of happiness-©˜ relative and absolute©˜ happiness. Relative happiness is happiness that depends on things outside ourselves: friends, and family, surroundings, the size of our home or family income. This is what we feel when a desire is fulfilled, or something we have longed for is obtained. While the happiness such things bring us is certainly real, the fact is that none of this lasts for ever. Things change. People change. This kind of happiness shatters easily when external conditions alter.
Relative happiness is also based on comparison with others. We may feel this kind of happiness at having a newer or bigger home than the neighbors. But that feeling turns to misery the moment they start making new additions to theirs!
What we should compare is not ourselves against others. We should compare who we are today against who we were yesterday, who we are today against who we will be tomorrow. While this may seem simple and obvious, true happiness is found in a life of constant advancement. And the same worries that could have made us miserable can actually be a source of growth when we approach them with courage and wisdom.
She realized that many of her fellow prisoners had special skills and talents. She began organizing a ©¯university©˜, encouraging the prisoners to share their knowledge. ©¯You. You are a scientist. Teach us about science. You are an artist. Talk to us about art.©˜ In this way, the boredom and terror of the prison camp were transformed into the joy of learning and teaching. Eventually, she even made use of her own unique talents to organize a theater group.
Lotus Ayurvedic Garden, Heidelberg, Germany
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Ayurveda
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Ramana Maharshi
[Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi site - Introductory page for newcomers|http://www.ramana-maharshi.org/newcomer.htm]
Who am i?
"Who am I?" is the title given to a set of questions and answers bearing on Self-enquiry. The questions were put to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi by one Sri M. Sivaprakasam Pillai about the year 1902. Sri Pillai, a graduate in Philosophy, was at the time employed in the Revenue Department of the South Arcot Collectorate. During his visit to Tiruvannamalai in 1902 on official work, he went to Virupaksha Cave on Arunachala Hill and met the Master there. He sought from him spiritual guidance, and solicited answers to questions relating to Self-enquiry. As Bhagavan was not talking then, not because of any vow he had taken, but because he did not have the inclination to talk, he answered the questions put to him by gestures, and when these were not understood, by writing. As recollected and recorded by Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai, there were fourteen questions with answers to them given by Bhagavan. This record was first published by Sri Pillai in 1923, along with a couple of poems composed by himself relating how Bhagavan's grace operated in his case by dispelling his doubts and by saving him from a crisis in life. 'Who am I?' has been published several times subsequently. We find thirty questions and answers in some editions and twenty-eight in others. There is also another published version in which the questions are not given, and the teachings are rearranged in the form of an essay. The extant English translation is of this essay. The present rendering is of the text in the form of twenty-eight questions and answers.
Along with Vicharasangraham (Self-Enquiry), Nan Yar (Who am I?) constitutes the first set of instructions in the Master's own words. These two are the only prosepieces among Bhagavan's Works. They clearly set forth the central teaching that the direct path to liberation is Self-enquiry. The particular mode in which the enquiry is to be made is lucidly set forth in Nan Yar. The mind consists of thoughts. The 'I' thought is the first to arise in the mind. When the enquiry ' Who am I?' is persistently pursued, all other thoughts get destroyed, and finally the 'I' thought itself vanishes leaving the supreme non-dual Self alone. The false identification of the Self with the phenomena of non-self such as the body and mind thus ends, and there is illumination, Sakshatkara. The process of enquiry of course, is not an easy one. As one enquires 'Who am I?', other thoughts will arise; but as these arise, one should not yield to them by following them , on the contrary, one should ask 'To whom do they arise ?' In order to do this, one has to be extremely vigilant. Through constant enquiry one should make the mind stay in its source, without allowing it to wander away and get lost in the mazes of thought created by itself. All other disciplines such as breath-control and meditation on the forms of God should be regarded as auxiliary practices. They are useful in so far as they help the mind to become quiescent and one-pointed.
As all living beings desire to be happy always, without misery, as in the case of everyone there is observed supreme love for one's self, and as happiness alone is the cause for love, in order to gain that happiness which is one's nature and which is experienced in the state of deep sleep where there is no mind, one should know one's self. For that, the path of knowledge, the inquiry of the form "Who am I?", is the principal means.
The seer and the object seen are like the rope and the snake. Just as the knowledge of the rope which is the substrate will not arise unless the false knowledge of the illusory serpent goes, so the realization of the Self which is the substrate will not be gained unless the belief that the world is real is removed.
By the inquiry 'Who am I?'. The thought 'who am I?' will destroy all other thoughts, and like the stick used for stirring the burning pyre, it will itself in the end get destroyed. Then, there will arise Self-realization.
When other thoughts arise, one should not pursue them, but should inquire: 'To whom do they arise?' It does not matter how many thoughts arise. As each thought arises, one should inquire with diligence, "To whom has this thought arisen?". The answer that would emerge would be "To me". Thereupon if one inquires "Who am I?", the mind will go back to its source; and the thought that arose will become quiescent. With repeated practice in this manner, the mind will develop the skill to stay in its source. When the mind that is subtle goes out through the brain and the sense-organs, the gross names and forms appear; when it stays in the heart, the names and forms disappear. Not letting the mind go out, but retaining it in the Heart is what is called "inwardness" (antar-mukha). Letting the mind go out of the Heart is known as "externalisation" (bahir-mukha). Thus, when the mind stays in the Heart, the 'I' which is the source of all thoughts will go, and the Self which ever exists will shine. Whatever one does, one should do without the egoity "I". If one acts in that way, all will appear as of the nature of Siva (God).
Through meditation on the forms of God and through repetition of mantras, the mind becomes one-pointed. The mind will always be wandering. Just as when a chain is given to an elephant to hold in its trunk it will go along grasping the chain and nothing else, so also when the mind is occupied with a name or form it will grasp that alone. When the mind expands in the form of countless thoughts, each thought becomes weak; but as thoughts get resolved the mind becomes one-pointed and strong; for such a mind Self-inquiry will become easy. Of all the restrictive rules, that relating to the taking of sattvic food in moderate quantities is the best; by observing this rule, the sattvic quality of mind will increase, and that will be helpful to Self-inquiry.
13. The residual impressions (thoughts) of objects appear wending like the waves of an ocean. When will all of them get destroyed?
As the meditation on the Self rises higher and higher, the thoughts will get destroyed.
As long as there are impressions of objects in the mind, so long the inquiry "Who am I?" is required. As thoughts arise they should be destroyed then and there in the very place of their origin, through inquiry. If one resorts to contemplation of the Self unintermittently, until the Self is gained, that alone would do. As long as there are enemies within the fortress, they will continue to sally forth; if they are destroyed as they emerge, the fortress will fall into our hands.
He who gives himself up to the Self that is God is the most excellent devotee. Giving one's self up to God means remaining constantly in the Self without giving room for the rise of any thoughts other than that of the Self. Whatever burdens are thrown on God, He bears them. Since the supreme power of God makes all things move, why should we, without submitting ourselves to it, constantly worry ourselves with thoughts as to what should be done and how, and what should not be done and how not? We know that the train carries all loads, so after getting on it why should we carry our small luggage on our head to our discomfort, instead of putting it down in the train and feeling at ease?
God and the Guru will only show the way to release; they will not by themselves take the soul to the state of release. In truth, God and the Guru are not different. Just as the prey which has fallen into the jaws of a tiger has no escape, so those who have come within the ambit of the Guru's gracious look will be saved by the Guru and will not get lost; yet, each one should by his own effort pursue the path shown by God or Guru and gain release. One can know oneself only with one's own eye of knowledge, and not with somebody else's. Does he who is Rama require the help of a mirror to know that he is Rama?
Just as one who wants to throw away garbage has no need to analyse it and see what it is, so one who wants to know the Self has no need to count the number of categories or inquire into their characteristics; what he has to do is to reject altogether the categories that hide the Self. The world should be considered like a dream.
All the texts say that in order to gain release one should render the mind quiescent; therefore their conclusive teaching is that the mind should be rendered quiescent; once this has been understood there is no need for endless reading. In order to quieten the mind one has only to inquire within oneself what one's Self is; how could this search be done in books? One should know one's Self with one's own eye of wisdom. The Self is within the five sheaths; but books are outside them. Since the Self has to be inquired into by discarding the five sheaths, it is futile to search for it in books. There will come a time when one will have to forget all that one has learned.
Inquiring into the nature of one's self that is in bondage, and realising one's true nature is release.
Rarely Asked Questions
I came across this phrase at [Mira Art]'s [RAQs|http://surprise.editthispage.com/raqs] page...
Guy Kawasaki
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Chandramouli Mahadevan
Everyone calls him Mouli - He maintains a Weblog [86400 dollars a day|http://86400.weblogs.com/]. [We] had been to so many places together with Mouli.
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Deepavali
There are various alleged origins attributed to this festival. Some hold that they celebrate the marriage of Lakshmi with Lord Vishnu. In Bengal the festival is dedicated to the worship of Kali. It also commemorates that blessed day on which the triumphant Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. On this day also Sri Krishna killed the demon Narakasura.
In South India people take an oil bath in the morning and wear new clothes. They partake of sweetmeats. They light fireworks which are regarded as the effigies of Narakasura who was killed on this day. They greet one another, asking, "Have you had your Ganges bath?" which actually refers to the oil bath that morning as it is regarded as purifying as a bath in the holy Ganges.
Everyone forgets and forgives the wrongs done by others. There is an air of freedom, festivity and friendliness everywhere. This festival brings about unity. It instils charity in the hearts of people. Everyone buys new clothes for the family. Employers, too, purchase new clothes for their employees.
Waking up during the Brahmamuhurta (at 4a.m.) is a great blessing from the standpoint of health, ethical discipline, efficiency in work and spiritual advancement. It is on Deepavali that everyone wakes up early in the morning. The sages who instituted this custom must have cherished the hope that their descendents would realise its benefits and make it a regular habit in their lives.
In a happy mood of great rejoicing village folk move about freely, mixing with one another without any reserve, all enmity being forgotten. People embrace one another with love. Deepavali is a great unifying force. Those with keen inner spiritual ears will clearly hear the voice of the sages, "O Children of God! unite, and love all". The vibrations produced by the greetings of love which fill the atmosphere are powerful enough to bring about a change of heart in every man and woman in the world. Alas! That heart has considerably hardened, and only a continuous celebration of Deepavali in our homes can rekindle in us the urgent need of turning away from the ruinous path of hatred.
On this day Hindu merchants in North India open their new account books and pray for success and prosperity during the coming year. The homes are cleaned and decorated by day and illuminated by night with earthern oil-lamps. The best and finest illuminations are to be seen in Bombay and Amritsar. The famous Golden Temple at Amritsar is lit in the evening with thousands of lamps placed all over the steps of the big tank. Vaishnavites celebrate the Govardhan Puja and feed the poor on a large scale.
The sun does not shine there, nor do the moon and the stars, nor do lightnings shine and much less fire. All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of the inner light of the Self. Merge yourself in this light of lights and enjoy the supreme Deepavali.
Wesley Felter
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Hal B. Rager
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Good Work
At http://www.fastcompany.com/learning/bookshelf/goodwork.html : The core message of our Who's Fast issue is the power of good work. Now three eminent psychologists are out with a new book actually called "Good Work." In an in-depth discussion, they discuss the right way to think about your profession and career.
Cool Tools
[WebReaper|http://www.webreaper.net/] is web crawler or spider, which can work its way through a website, downloading pages, pictures and objects that it finds so that they can be viewed locally, without needing to be connected to the internet.
Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad- Gita is considered by eastern and western scholars alike to be among the greatest spiritual books the world has ever known. In a very clear and wonderful way the Supreme Lord Krishna describes the science of self-realization and the exact process by which a human being can establish their eternal relationship with God. In terms of pure, spiritual knowledge the Bhagavad- Gita is incomparable. Its intrinsic beauty is that its knowledge applies to all human beings and does not postulate any sectarian idealogy or secular view. It is appproachable from the sanctified realms of all religions and is glorified as the epitome of all spiritual teachings. This is because proficiency in the Bhagavad- Gita reveals the eternal principles which are fundamental and essential for spiritual life from all perspectives and allows one to perfectly understand the esoteric truths hidden within all religious scriptures. Many great thinkers from our times such as Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Schweizer as well as Madhvacarya, Sankara and Ramanuja from bygone ages have all contemplated and deliberarted upon its timeless message. The primary purpose of the Bhagavad- Gita is to illuminate for all of humanity the realization of the true nature of divinity; for the highest spiritual conception and the greatest material perfection is to attain love of God!
Wai Genriiu
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Geoff Goodfellow
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David Allen
author of "Getting Things Done"
Rich Geib
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Joel Snyder
Snyder's baccaulureate degree is in Latin, and his PhD is in Management Information Systems.
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Henry Miller
Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man cannot utter two or three sentences, without disclosing to intelligent ears precisely where he stands in life and thought, namely, whether in the kingdom of the senses and understanding, or, in that of ideas and imagination, in the realm of intuitions and duty. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Confucius
http://www.cifnet.com/~geenius/kongfuzi/
Beyond Vegetarianism
[Links] > Beyond Vegetarianism
USA
[Los Angeles]
[LosAngeles]
Eric Margolis
http://www.bigeye.com/fcorrlst.htm
Aajonus Vonderplanitz
http://www.angelfire.com/ny2/bass/aajonus.html
Prakash Sritharan
* [Out Reach|http://loyolacollege.edu/outreach.htm]
* [Loyola College|http://loyolacollege.edu/]
Ken Coar
He is a Sanagendamgagwedweinini ( man who asks difficult questions )
Joel on Software
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/ : "The contents of these pages represent the opinions of one person."
Rick Saenz
http://upstairs.weblogger.com/
[Books that Changed my life|http://upstairs.weblogger.com/stories/storyReader$13]
Eric Rawlins
[Books That Changed My Life|http://www.well.com/user/woodman/books.html]
Kins Collins
[Books That Changed My Life|http://www.bayarea.net/~kins/AboutMe/Books.html]
Books That Changed My Life
[Books] > Books That Changed My Life
[Eric Rawlins] : [Books That Changed My Life|http://www.well.com/user/woodman/books.html] - Not necessarily the best books I've ever read--though that list would not be very far different from this one. But each of these books added something permanent to me--an insight, a vision, an attitude. I've placed them in roughly the order in which I encountered them:
[Rick Saenz] : [Books That Changed My Life|http://saenz.weblogs.com/stories/storyReader$25]
[Kins Collins] : [Books That Changed My Life|http://www.bayarea.net/~kins/AboutMe/Books.html] - The page starts with the following quote... Yet who reads to bring about an end however desirable? Are there not some pursuits that we practise because they are good in themselves, and some pleasures that are final? And is not this among them? I have sometimes dreamt, at least, that when the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards -- their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble -- the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when He sees us coming with our books under our arms, "Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading." -- The Second Common Reader by Virginia Wolff
George Orwell
[People] > George Orwell
HotLinks
2001 nov 14 : http://www.hotlinks.com/ is one of the best free web services ! - From 12/3/2001, they charge for the service
The Invisible Future: The Seamless Integration of Technology into Everyday Life
>objects. Students expect IT curricula to provide comprehensive coverage of
>intervendor finger-pointing, disregard for privacy, and even poorly
>managed, investment-squandering dot-com companies. Businesspeople find it
>fast-changing body of knowledge. Students find IT curricula that focus more
>professional groups. Users--by far the largest group--are growing
Kalpana Mohan
"...I live in a place where a million dollars is loose change for most people. I live in a place where people lease Mercs while they await their Porsches. It's a place where every minuscule movement of the NASDAQ rumbles into a seismological event. A place where deals are made - to be broken when options vest..."
http://www.geocities.com/kalpana_mohan/
SupriyaSaravanaKumar
After coming to Germany, i didnot find any Indian people near to my home.
Chandramouli
We used to call him Mouli - He is maintaining a [Weblog|http://86400.weblogs.com/].we had been to so many places together with Mouli. Looking forwad to go to [Saalzburg|http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.salzburg.com/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dsalzburg%26hl%3Den/] next weekend to celebrate [kishore's|http://www.carnatic.com/kishore/] Birthday on sunday 25th of November.
Austria
[Heiligenblut]
MIT Sloan Management Review
[Links] > MIT Sloan Management Review
Manufacturing
[The Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production]
[KAIZEN|http://www.kaizen-institute.com/kzn.htm] means improvement. Moreover, KAIZEN means continuing improvement in personal life, home life, social life, and working life. When applied to the workplace KAIZEN means continuing improvement involving everyone - managers and workers alike.
The Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production
[Books] > The Machine That Changed the World : The Story of Lean Production
New York Times Magazine : "The fundamentals of this system are applicable to every industry across the globe...[and] will have a profound impact on human society...it will truly change the world."
The Best Things in Life
Getting mail.
Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
Getting out of bed every morning and thanking God for another beautiful day.
A Brief History of Time
http://www.generationterrorists.com/quotes/abhotswh.html
Dachau
[Germany] > Dachau
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
http://www.cc-memorial-site-dachau.org/gedenkstaette/english/
Teacher & Students
TEACHER: George, go to the map and find North America.
GEORGE: Here it is!
CLASS: George!
TEACHER: Tommy, why do you always get so dirty?
whodunnit
He wishes to see the general education among
Paris
# conciergerie
Christmas City Nuremberg
[Travel] > [Germany] > Christmas City Nuremberg
Munich
[Travel] > [Germany] > Munich
[BMW Museum|http://www.bmw.com/generic/com/de/fascination/discover/history/mobiletradition/museum/museum_overview.html] Petuelring 130, 80788 München - opened daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm admission until 4.00pm - Eintrittspreise: Erwachsene 3,00 EUR; ermäßigt 2,00 EUR
Read It and Think It
over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
language, does not appear once in the long paragraph.
Steven Morgan Friedman
talk about upon meeting each other for the first time. College
Mark Twain suggested one answer, observing in his autobiography, "In
certainly reveal a very different value system. It would suggest that
Amy Wohl
http://amywohl.weblogger.com/
Quaker
http://kishore.editthispage.com/2000/12/27
IT jokes
sunglasses,TAG-Heuer wrist-watch, and a Pierre Cardin tie gets out and
asks the shepherd, "If I can tell you how many sheep you have, will you givemeone of them?" The shepherd looks at the young man, then looks at the large flock of grazing sheep and replies, "Okay."
enters a NASA Webster, scans the ground using hisGPS, opens a database and 60 Excel tables filled with logarithms and pivot tables, then prints out a 150-page report on his high-tech mini-printer. He turns to the shepherd and says, "You have exactly 1,586 sheep here."
"Very simple," answers the shepherd. "First, you came here without being called. Second, you charged me a fee to tell me something I already knew,and third, you don't understand anything about my business..
Gerald Oskoboiny
[People] > Gerald Oskoboiny
http://impressive.net/people/gerald/
The Age of Reason
[Books] > The Age of Reason
http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/thomas_paine/age_of_reason/
Kuala Lumpur
http://www.geographia.com/malaysia/kualalumpur.html
# T. W. Lee - +60 12 538 2728 - esp. Genting
Leimen
[Travel] > [Germany] > Leimen
Stadtmuseum Leimen - St. Ilgen - Weberstr. 4, St. Ilgen - Tel 704400 - Oeffnungzeiten: Jeden 1. Sonntag im Monat von 14:00 bis 17:00 Uhr - Sonderfuehrungen nach vorheriger Anmeldung - Eintritt frei
Chennai
2009 dec 11 fri - http://www.creamcentre.com/ should consider a simple page for the iPhone !
Pollachi
[Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College]
Wayne Downing
"...As a young Ranger, Downing, now 61, learned to stalk the enemy at night and capture rattlesnakes for food..."
Carlton Vogt
is the senior editor in charge of InfoWorld's e-mail newsletters. He holds graduate degrees in philosophy and theology, and has taught ethics at the college level. He also has an extensive background in technology journalism.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
[Krishnamurti Text Collection|http://krisnam.freewebpages.org/] : all known works after 1933 online
Think on These Things
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060916095/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0060916095.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="Jiddu Krishnamurti: Think on these Things" hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a>
Living and Raw Foods
http://www.living-foods.com - The largest community on the internet for living and raw food information
Tom Van Vleck
.....I have had the privilege of working with some of the finest people in the world on some of the most interesting projects in the computer field.
Only a Ripe Fruit Falls
And the same happens with everything. Upanishads or Lao Tzu or Jesus or Buddha -- they all teach that knowledge is useless. Just getting more and more knowledgeable is not much help. Not only is it not much help, it can become a barrier.
Knowledge is not needed, but that doesn't mean you should remain ignorant. Your ignorance will not be real. When you have gathered enough knowledge and you throw it, then ignorance is attained. Then you really become ignorant -- like Socrates who can say: I know only one thing, that I don't know anything.
This knowledge, or this ignorance -- you can call it whatever you like -- is totally different, the quality is different, the dimension has changed.
If you are simply ignorant because you never attained to any knowledge, your ignorance cannot be wise, it cannot be wisdom -- it is simply absence of knowledge. And the hankering will be inside: How to gain more knowledge? How to gain more information?
When you know too much -- you have known the scriptures, you have known the past, the tradition, you have known all that can be known -- then suddenly you become aware of the futility of it all, suddenly you become aware that this is not knowledge. This is borrowed! This is not your own existential experience, this is not what you have come to know. Others may have known it, you have simply gathered it. Your gathering is mechanical. It has not arisen out of you, it is not a growth. It is just rubbish gathered from other doors, borrowed, dead.
Remember, knowing is alive only when you know, when it is your immediate, direct experience. But when you know from others it is just memory, not knowledge. Memory is dead.
When you gather much -- the riches of knowledge, scriptures, all around you, libraries condensed in your mind, and suddenly you become aware that you are just carrying the burden of others, nothing belongs to you, you have not known -- then you can drop it, you can drop all this knowledge. In that dropping a new type of ignorance arises within you. This ignorance is not the ignorance of the ignorant, this is how a wise man is, how wisdom is.
Only a wise man can say: I don't know. But in saying: I don't know, he is not hankering after knowledge, he is simply stating a fact. And when you can say with your total heart: I don't know, in that very moment your eyes become open, the doors of knowing are open. In that very moment when you can say with your totality; I don't know, you have become capable of knowledge.
This ignorance is beautiful, but it is attained through knowledge. It is poverty attained through richness. And the same happens with ego -- you can lose it if you have it.
What happened when he stepped down from his throne? He stepped down from his ego. Thrones are nothing but symbols, symbols of the ego, of power, prestige, status. He stepped down and then egolessness happened.
It is said that once Diogenes came to visit Socrates. He lived like a beggar; he always wore dirty clothes with many patches and holes. Even if you presented him with a new dress, he would not use it -- first he would make it dirty, old, torn, and then he would use it.
One reaches to knowledge only through suffering. You cannot throw anything just by logical argument. You can throw something only when it has become so painful that it cannot be carried any further. Your ego has not become that painful yet -- hence you carry it. It is natural! I cannot persuade you to drop it. Even if you feel persuaded, you will hide it -- that's all.
Ego is a survival measure. If a child is born without the ego, he will die. He cannot survive, it is impossible, because if he feels hunger he will not feel: I am hungry. He will feel there is hunger, but not related to him. The moment hunger is felt, the child feels: I am hungry, he starts crying and making efforts to be fed. The child grows through the growth of his ego.
Go to the so-called saints -- they talk of humbleness, humility -- and look into their eyes: you will not find such refined egos anywhere else. Now their egos have taken the garb of religion, Yoga, sainthood, but the ego is there. They may not be collecting riches, they may be collecting followers; the coins have changed and they go on counting how many followers....
They may not be after the things of this world, they are after the things of that world, but this or that, both are worlds. And they may be even more greedy, because they say these temporary things, momentary things of this world, consist of momentary pleasures -- and they want eternal pleasures. Their greed is supreme. They cannot be satisfied by momentary pleasures. They want eternal pleasures. Unless something is eternal they are not gratified. Their greed is deep, their greed is absolute and greed belongs to the ego. Greed is the hunger of the ego.
The house is not the point really -- YOU are the point. Building the house, you will change, and then destroying the house you will change completely, you will not be the same -- because creating the house, the whole process of it, will prove a growth to you. Then, when the house is ready, you pull it down. That will be a mutation.
Almost every day it happens: somebody comes to be initiated into sannyas, and then his mind starts functioning and he says to me: Wearing orange will make me more egoistic, because then I will feel that I am somebody different, distinct -- I am a sannyasin, one who has renounced. So wearing orange will make me more egoistic he says, and I say to him: Become! Become egoistic, but consciously.
Ego is a disease if you are unconscious about it, if you hide it in the unconscious. Ego is a game if you are conscious about it. You can enjoy it. You can play it. Be conscious, mindful, and play the game! A game is not bad, but when you forget that it is a game and become too serious, then problems arise.
If somebody says: I am not going to follow this rule, then you cannot play the game. You play cards, then you follow rules. And you never say: These rules are just arbitrary, artificial, why can't we change them? You can change them, but then the game will be difficult. And if every individual follows his own rules, then the game is impossible. Life is possible! You can play as you like because life never believes in rules -- it is beyond rules. But games have rules.
So if I say: "Wear orange, have the mala" -- this is a game, obviously. Play it as well as you can and don't be serious about it -- otherwise you miss the point.
I have heard, a man in an orange robe entered the Vrindavan juice bar, barged up to the front of the line, and demanded tea and cake. He paid with a hundred-rupee note and complained about the cost and the long lineup. After choosing the biggest piece of cake and the biggest cup, he took over an old lady's seat and proceeded to gobble the food. A bystander, puzzled by his behavior, asked the meaning of it.
He said, "Now it is too much. Just the other day I was at the racetrack. Somebody's change had fallen, so I was picking it up, and there comes a blind, or mad or drunk guy, and he saddles me as if I am a horse."
German Vocabulary
[Living in Germany] > German Vocabulary
Freiwillige Versicherung Voluntary Insurance
Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung, GKV Statutory Health Insurance
(Gesetzliche) Krankenkasse, GKK Statutory Health Insurance Company
Pflegeversicherung Nursing Insurance
Meldegesetz Registration Act
Guido van Rossum
...I am the author of the [Python] programming language...
Poor Man's Zope
http://pmz.sourceforge.net/
Programming
[Rich Hickey] on becoming a better developer @ https://gist.github.com/prakhar1989/1b0a2c9849b2e1e912fb ..I'd take a developer (or even non-developer!) with deep knowledge acquisition and problem solving skills over a programmer with a smorgasbord of shallow experiences any day..
!Languages
[Simplicity, Clarity, Generality|http://www.math.harvard.edu/computing/programming/rules.html]
Object-Oriented Programming
[Object Oriented Programming Oversold!|http://www.geocities.com/tablizer/oopbad.htm]
Monty Widenius
"Michael "Monty" Widenius of MySQL is one of the few open-source developers who has been working alone. According to Monty, his company gets more offers of money from venture capitalists than submissions of code fixes for the MySQL server. On the client end, the contributions have been great, but the MySQL server-end software has been written from the ground up basically by Widenius himself, who has no official title at the company."
Dennis Ritchie
Central Unix figure, co-creator of [Unix], with [Ken Thompson]; co-inventor of [C] programming language, with [Brian Kernighan]
Bjarne Stroustrup
"I designed and implemented the [C++] programming language."
The World Heritage List
[Travel] > The World Heritage List
http://www.unesco.org/whc/heritage.htm
Gerard M Blair
[People] > Gerard M Blair
http://www.ee.ed.ac.uk/~gerard/
Basic Management Skills
[Articles] > Basic Management Skills
http://www.ee.ed.ac.uk/~gerard/Management/index.html
by [Gerard M Blair]
Wings of Fire
[Review|http://www.cmmacs.ernet.in/nal/pages/kalam.htm] by [Gangan Prathap]
Reflections on science & technology, policies and philosophy
http://www.cmmacs.ernet.in/nal/pages/gp.htm
FranklinCovey
[FranklinCovey Knowledge Expo]
Stephen Covey
isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the
most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good,
FranklinCovey Knowledge Expo
[Articles] > FranklinCovey Knowledge Expo
The Psychology of Computer Programming
http://www.geraldmweinberg.com/Bookstuff/Each_Book/Psychology.html
by [Gerald M. Weinberg]
Gerald M. Weinberg
[People] > Gerald M. Weinberg
http://www.geraldmweinberg.com/
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
http://www.redhat.com/knowledgebase/otherwhitepapers/whitepaper_cathedral.html
Peter Coad
http://www.togethersoft.com/about/from_peter_coad/index.jsp
[Unified Modeling Language]
Unified Modeling Language
[Computers] > Unified Modeling Language
The Unified Modeling Language™ (UML) is the industry-standard language for specifying, visualizing, constructing, and documenting the artifacts of software systems. It simplifies the complex process of software design, making a "blueprint" for construction.
Gernot Katzer
[People] > Gernot Katzer
Programming Wisdom Center
http://www.geocities.com/tablizer/
Unix
http://www.geek-girl.com/unix.html
Jutta Degener
[People] > Jutta Degener
[via|http://logicerror.com/JuttaDegener] [Aaron Swartz], I learnt that Jutta runs [HalfBakery]
Autos
Volkswagen
[Dodge Neon|http://directory.google.com/Top/Recreation/Autos/Makes_and_Models/Dodge/Neon/]
Politics and the English Language
[Articles] > Politics and the English Language
by [George Orwell]
Marriage
Marriage / [Divorce]
I need: “emotional stability, critical thought, and friendship.” ... https://medium.com/@krisgage/the-only-3-things-i-need-in-a-partner-602f1bc765f0
[Make Your Marriage A Priority And Your Kids Will Benefit|http://www.zenfamilyhabits.net/2009/10/make-your-marriage-a-priority-and-your-kids-will-benefit/]
* Marriage is nature's way of preventing us fighting with strangers.
* [Antoine de Saint-Exupery] : Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
* Mignon mclaughlin : A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
* [Helen Rowland] : When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgement, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
* [Qualities of a Successful Marriage|http://marriage.about.com/library/blququalsuc.htm]
* [Twelve Ways to Improve Your Marriage|http://marriage.about.com/library/blquimprmarriage.htm]
* [Four Things that Can Kill a Marriage|http://marriage.about.com/library/blqukillmarriage.htm] : sarcasm , contempt , stonewalling , an unwillingness to meet a spouse's requests
* [Expansive Marriage]
* Osho [On Marriage|http://www.otoons.de/osho/askosho38.htm]
* [A Happy Married Life : A Buddhist Perspective|http://www.angelfire.com/on2/buddhism/MARRIAGE.html]
* [Growing together as a couple]
* [The Four Keys to a Happy Marriage|http://www.marriageresource.org.uk/key-text.htm]
* [7 key ingredients of a healthy marriage|http://www.foreverwed.com/articles/marriage/1.htm]
* [The Ten Marks of a Happy Marriage]
* [Keys to Lasting Marriage|http://www.marriageresource.org.uk/key-text.htm]
* [Google]'s [Society > Relationships > Marriage|http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Relationships/Marriage/]
* http://marriage.about.com
The Ten Marks of a Happy Marriage
[Marriage] > The Ten Marks of a Happy Marriage
'Marriage is nature's way of preventing us fighting with strangers.'
Marriage is beautiful, fulfilling and difficult. After 35 years and three months of marriage, and 11,000 hours of pastoral counseling, I have learned twenty things about good and bad marriages. (Ten myths about marriage will follow in another post).
But first my definition of marriage: it is a covenantal relationship between a man and a woman in an emotional, physical, moral, and spiritual union, exclusively and for life. The husband and wife take each other and forsake all others.
You've heard about some marriages being 'made in heaven'? Marriage is not just an arrangement to clarify inheritance. It has been called a dramatic act in which two strangers come together to redefine themselves.
The ten marks of a happy marriage are:
1. COMMITMENT: Some couples like their wedding service to be traditional, others 'freer'. But three solemn declarations must be there somewhere: I am not married to anyone else; I take you ... to be my lawful wedded wife/husband; forsaking all others I will be lovingly committed to you for life. When I counsel a couple before marriage, we talk about their vows (they usually compose their own). Some young people are wary of commitment, and view marriage as a trap. But you can't have a satisfying marriage relationship without commitment - a commitment of one imperfect person to another imperfect person. Marriage is not simply a 50-50 affair: it's 100 per cent give, both ways!
Commitment is more than to permanence or sexual fidelity. For Christians commitment is not just 'being there year after year in the easy chair'. It is more than a promise not to go away. It ought to include, above all, a commitment to grow, to become the persons God intended us to be. 'Growing' couples set growth goals - to read a good book and discuss it; to go away every year on a retreat; to pray together; do a course together. One couple said in their wedding vows: 'In this marriage I want to grow as a person, I want to help you grow as a person, and I want to see our relationship of love, companionship and support grow deeper, larger and stronger. With the help of God, I commit myself to that.'
2. LOVING ACCEPTANCE: The most fundamental idea in Christianity is about 'grace' - I am loved before I change. God loves me as I am. He doesn't love anyone else more than he loves me, and nothing I can do can increase his love for me. Our society, on the other hand, teaches us that worth is something you earn. At school those with higher grades are more highly esteemed than 'dunces'. In the army those with fewer stripes take orders from those with more. But in God's family the prodigal is valued as highly as the loyal son. So too in marriage. I love my wife before she changes, or whether she changes or not. Nothing is unforgivable. Nothing will stop me loving her: she can count utterly on that. So a good marriage is the union of two good forgivers: it is 'three parts love and seven parts forgiveness'.
3. RESPECT: If acceptance and love are reactions to a 'sinning other' respect is our response to another's God-likeness. The person we are relating to is made in God's image, he or she is like God. So I should treat my spouse with courtesy and dignity even when I don't feel like it. Little habits of helpfulness actually feed respect. It is an honour to serve one who is like God. In Grace Awakening Chuck Swindoll writes: 'When I speak to those who are still single, I frequently address the issue of selfishness. I'll often say, "If you tend toward being selfish; if you're the type who clings to your own rights and has no interest sharing with others, please do the world (and certainly your potential mate) a favour and don't marry!"'[56] ('How good of God to let the Carlyles marry each other, and so make only two people miserable instead of four' wrote Samuel Butler of Thomas and Jane Carlyle.) Our fundamental human need is 'a true deep love of self, a genuine and joyful self-acceptance,' but marriage calls upon us to transcend that need: the partner's needs and pleasures must take equal if not superior status to our own.
4. MATURITY AND RESPONSIBILITY: are necessary for resolving differences, carrying through promises, sharing finances, and for modeling a Christian lifestyle for our children. I take responsibility for resolving personal issues, not 'dumping' them on my partner. I take responsibility for my own 'happiness'. If the motivation for marriage is to 'live happily ever after' we are setting ourselves up for trouble. If you came into the marriage unhappy chances are you'll stay that way. Happiness is a by-product of self-respect, solving problems responsibly, and doing worthwhile, interesting and useful things.
5. INTIMACY: Marriage is 'incarnation'. When God wanted to communicate his love for us he sent Jesus to embody that love. Jesus loved people like God loves us. This truth will appear and re-appear like a refrain throughout this book: God loves us before we deserve to be loved. He loves us even though he knows us intimately. So it is in a good marriage. As we are utterly transparent with one another - we have already promised to love 'for better or for worse' - we learn to 'know' and love the other with their imperfections and faults, not after their removal! But if unsure of your parent's love, you may marry to find a kind of paternal/maternal love from your partner, which complicates the relationship. Here we must be very honest. Most women, I believe, are engaged in a life-long search for a strong nurturing father-figure; most men marry a wife to find a responsive nurturing mother-figure. Now you are allowed to have your own feelings about all this, and to express them: 'feelings are neither right nor wrong'. Figure out which feelings, wishes and thoughts come from within yourself, and which from your partner. Marriage fights are usually more about the past than the present! For example if one's parents were tidy/perfectionistic we'll have to figure out why we are the same or the opposite!
6. CONFLICT RESOLUTION: A survey among 700 marriage counselors found that 'communication breakdown' headed the list of marital problems (followed by loss of shared goals/interests; sexual incompatibility, infidelity, excitement and fun leaving the marriage, money, conflicts about children, alcohol/drug abuse, women's equality issues and the in-laws). Conflict arises because we bring different biographies, needs, interests, values, and lifestyles to our marriage. The trigger for a 'conflictual explosion' may include loss of a job, arrival of a new baby, an illness, moving to a new house, taking an aged parent into the home etc. Marriage breakdowns do not happen because of 'differences'; they happen because a couple can't handle those differences. Relationships do not cause conflict: they bring out whatever incompleteness we have within us anyway. Conflict is a contest of wills, but it ought not to be viewed as a power struggle or as a question of who is right or wrong. Gentle assertiveness is called for: 'speaking the truth in love' and asking about feelings that underlie the difficulty. Discuss with dignity, and sensitivity to the other's needs. 'If pride and prejudice were set aside, most difficulties could be resolved in five minutes.' Resolution may allow one partner or the other to have a 'veto' in certain areas: in our marriage, Jan has veto power in the kitchen, I do with the cars (except for their colour!). But re the issue of my ministry-time away from home, this was resolved in a family conference: I would not be away more than a third of the time; and would forego preaching engagements at least once a month to attend our local church with my wife and family. Some things important to you you'll have to concede - that is, compromise. Jan and I compromise on our leisure: I like competitive sports and swimming but she prefers walking so we walk more than we swim (and we rarely play tennis together!). And don't complain too much: your 'fussing' can be viewed as trivial by the other.
7. MONEY: 'The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord of Hosts' (Haggai 2:8). Here Jan and I began our thinking by agreeing that all we own belongs to God anyway. We are 'joint stewards' with him of our home, our savings, our possessions. We happen to believe that a joint bank account is an appropriate token of our togetherness, so we've always had one.
'When money is tight, couples fight'. As an ex-wives' tale put it: 'They won't have incompatibility as long as he has income and she has pattability.' Sometimes one is more of a 'spendthrift' than the other; sometimes the 'bread-winner' is tightfisted about offering money for housekeeping. I believe it is demeaning for one partner to control the finances against the wishes of the other: this is a result of immaturity or insecurity. Some couples may need financial counseling: in your church an accountant or bank manager will be delighted to help. Draw up a plan together. Be willing occasionally to touch up the plan as circumstances change. And decide mutually to live more simply!
8. GENDER ROLES AND SEX: You've heard the song 'Let's Talk About Sex Baby!' Do that (although the subject of commitment should come first). Think with your brains, not just your hormones! Sex is part of God's creation, which he pronounced 'very good' (Genesis 1:31). Sexual relations are more than physical: they are also emotional, spiritual, and moral. In 1 Corinthians 7:1-5 Paul talks about the willing surrender of husband and wife to each other to create coupleness. There's a lot of help around about a wholesome Christian approach to sex, to guard us against either a lustful hedonism or prudish asceticism. Sex is more than the union of bodies; it is also about roles, so sort them out. With women freer to pursue careers, role-expectations by men of women and women of men are dramatically changing. (Our son Paul, for example, is a 'househusband': our daughter-in-law has a full time remunerated vocation.) What household chores should be done by whom? Expectations are usually connected back to what our parents did - who fixed what, who put out garbage, vacuumed floors, did the cooking, washed the dishes, got up to the sick kids at night, etc. Everything ought to be negotiable on these issues.
9. SPIRITUALITY: God was the first marriage celebrant. He invented marriage. The engagement ring I bought Jan thirty-five years ago had two small diamonds and one larger one to depict the 'Eternal triangle' - one man, one woman, one God. Try to worship together regularly; pray with and for each other. (Yes, those who pray together are much more likely to stay together.) Having a Christian commitment that is both real and similar to each other's is a healthy indicator of future marital harmony. That ought not to preclude each partner relating to God uniquely. However, when one is a committed church-going Christian and the other isn't, there's usually (though not invariably) trouble: talk that out very very carefully before you marry. Some couples have reluctantly called their wedding off when the Christian partner takes seriously the biblical injunction about not being joined with an unbeliever: in my experience only one in eight or nine men will become a Christian after marriage if they weren't before. In a truly Christian marriage the order of priority, always is: God first, spouse second, children third, church/job next. But in a well-ordered and committed life, all these 'loves' enrich one another.
10. HAVE REGULAR MARRIAGE CHECK-UPS: at a marriage enrichment/encounter weekend, or with a counselor. Jan and I are currently talking about our relationship to an experienced counseling couple. The issues include: What are our feelings about each other at the moment - and those close to us? How can we accommodate to each other's differing sexual drives? How much 'quality time' should we have with our grandchildren? With Jan's part-time and my full-time ministries, how do we apportion chores, or share each other's vocations?
And remember: a good marriage is both a mystery and a miracle. It depends less on finding the right partner than being the right partner.
Subject: A HAPPY MARRIAGE: WHAT'S THAT?
Myrobalan
...Another health-giving stuff is myrobalan of the yellow variety which can be chewed now and then. In the Vagbhata it is represented as even superior to a nourishing mother. It takes care of the body better than a mother does. A mother gets annoyed with her child sometimes, but myrobalan always keeps an even temperament and is cheerful and enthusiastic in attending to the well-being of human beings. It preserves semen and stops all nocturnal emissions...
Scheme
[The Scheme Programming Language|http://www.swiss.ai.mit.edu/projects/scheme/]
DrScheme
http://www.cs.rice.edu/CS/PLT/packages/drscheme/
The six mistakes of man
# The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
Romy and Lisa
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/7454/
The Wooden Bowl
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.
The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done. That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table.
For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.
Children are remarkably perceptive. Their eyes ever observe, their ears ever listen, and their minds ever process the messages they absorb. If they see us patiently provide a happy home atmosphere for family members, they will imitate that attitude for the rest of their lives.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
People will forget what you said ... people will forget what you did ... but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Fink
http://fink.sourceforge.net/
Definitions Redefined
Divorce : Future tense of marriage.
Compromise :The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.
Yawn :The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.
Committee : Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.
Images
Images
[Ganesha Images at Google|http://images.google.com/images?q=ganesha]
Looking for images... visit http://images.google.com or http://www.photo.net ! Do you know of something better... Why not send me an email !
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Ganesha Symbolism
[Images] > Ganesha Symbolism
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The German Wine Route
[Travel] > [Germany] > The German Wine Route
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Table Oriented Programming
http://www.geocities.com/tablizer/top.htm
Weblog2001December
* [Steve Wainstead] : [PhpWiki|http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/]
* [Joel Spolsky] : [Painless Software Management|http://www.joelonsoftware.com]
* [Mira Art] : [Surprise|http://surprise.editthispage.com]
* [Larry Page] , [Sergey Brin] : [Google|http://www.google.com]
[MSN Messenger] was very useful. We were able to speak to very close friends for a long time.
[http://www.carnatic.com/images/20011229snowdecor.jpg]
[Christopher Ryan] [turns two|http://shanson.editthispage.com/2001/12/27]. We have met him in Amsterdam and have a few pictures. He was cute!
[Peter Koestenbaum] in [After Shock|http://www.fastcompany.com/online/54/aftershock.html] : ...We must resolve to work with greatness and never forget to do so again. Every workday is a concert, a Nobel-prize ceremony, or an Olympic victory...
[Larry Page] and [Sergey Brin] are co-founders of [Google]
[Jutta Degener] operates [HalfBakery] and [Matt Webb] [InterConnected]
[Jeremiah Rogers] [:|http://radio.weblogs.com/0001189/2001/12/21.html#a35] ...I'm only 16, so I still have (estimate here) 70-75 years ideally left until I'm outta commission. Think of how much more knowledge I can gain in that time...
It has been a while since realised that I am not in this world _only_ to gain more knowledge, wealth etc. :-)
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The Rhine ferry " Drusus " connects Germany with France. We were on this today
[Rheinmuenster|http://www.rheinmuenster.de/] : The people of Greffern have always operated a ferry service between their town and Drusenheim on the left bank of the river: a pontoon bridge was erected in 1875, followed by the motor ferry "Drusus", which has been providing a free ferry service since 1977.
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I have downloaded [GraphicConverter], [OmniWeb] after reading [Wesley Felter]'s [Colophon|http://wmf.editthispage.com/meta/colophon]
[Mira Art] [:|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2001/12/22] : ...highways with traffic jams as long as 150 km...
|<img src="http://www.carnatic.com/images/IMG_0131.JPG" width="512" height="384" border=0 alt="fruits">
We are connecting to the net from today with [dsl flat|http://www.billiger-surfen.de/tarifmodelle.php3?name=T-Online&verbindungsnbz=dsl+flat&gueltigab=2001-08-01&gueltigbis=0000-00-00] :-)
[Year-End Google Zeitgeist|http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html] : Search patterns, trends, and surprises
[Babylog|http://babyblog.org/] [:|http://babyblog.org/archive/archive.php?12/10/2001_7807035] [W. Bruce Cameron] : [The 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenaged Daughter]
[Stephen Palmer] : If you happen to be looking for a technical architect, project director or development manager to produce a high quality result, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending [Jeff De Luca] to you.
[Extreme Programming] and [Feature Driven Development] : [a short comparison|http://www.togethercommunity.com/coad-letter/Coad-Letter-0070.html] : The Bottom Line in the article is the essence : ...It is important to discover what works for you and your organization. The name of the process you use is not important. What is important is the ability to repeatedly deliver frequent, tangible, working results on time, within budget and with agreed function...
[An interview|http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1756/leelozo.htm] with Mr. [Lee Lozowick]
I started eating vegetarisch [Flammkuchen|http://www.cantate86.de/flammkuchen.htm] at 12:05 today morning !!!
[Russell H. Conwell]'s speech [Acres of Diamonds] concludes ...If you forget everything I have said to you, do not forget this, because it contains more in two lines than all I have said. Bailey says: "He most lives who thinks most, who feels the noblest, and who acts the best."...
(image source : [Why they make Scents|http://www.ncchristmastrees.com/sents.htm]]
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[Margaret Mead] : Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
[Oliver Breidenbach] [:|http://www.fsomm.com/discuss/msgReader$902] The Spiegel figured out how to use numerology to better remember the Euro to DM exchange rate: 1.9 55 83 If you take the sum of the last two pairs it is 10 and 11, respectively. So, the exchange rate is one point nine, ten, eleven...
[Mira Art] [quotes|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2001/12/16] [Buckminster Fuller] : When I am Working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only of how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
[Why we have a terrorism problem with our airlines|http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200112/msg00227.html] : ...the FAA had come down hard on the airport only because 1,000 badges was too many, in that regulations permit that airport to have only 500 unaccounted-for access badges....
[Aristotle] in [Nicomachean Ethics] : The man who gets angry at the right things and with the right people, and in the right way and at the right time and for the right length of time, is commended.
[Jason Levine] : [Stanford University Interview|http://www.broaderminds.com/Profiles/Stanford_university/reviews/987553538431.html] : "More important than the workload at Stanford, I find, is the ‘humbling factor’. Basically, if you can gain admission to a school like Stanford, I have no doubt that you can work at the level set by the professors. The problem is more egotistical: can you handle meeting people just as and possibly more intelligent than yourself?"
[Sharon Holdstock] (is a generic love spreader among others) : [Yoga by Shazzie|http://www.stretchmagazine.com/page.php?content=shazzie&pagetitle=Yoga%20by%20Shazzie] - WOW - see the pictures !
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[Jack Welch]'s Vintage : [Straight from the Gut]
[Google] [unveils huge archive of USENET back to 1981|http://www.google.com/googlegroups/archive_announce_20.html]
But, [Chris Mitchell] has a powerful message on his home page for all of mankind - WOW !
It is all the more an important message when I see news like [U.S. Nearing ABM Treaty Withdrawal|http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/nm/20011211/ts/arms_missile_usa_dc_1.html]
[Isaiah Berlin] (in [The Hedgehog and the Fox]): There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate everything to a single central vision...and, on the other side, those who pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory...The first kind of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the second to the foxes.
I am also tweaking the [Image Capture] in [AppleScript]
[Derk Richardson] : [Eight Things I Learned|http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2001/12/06/derk.DTL] from [George Harrison]
[William James] : As the brain changes are continuous, so do all these consciousnesses melt into each other like dissolving views. Properly they are but one protracted consciousness, one unbroken stream.
I want the following feature in MS Outlook or any email client for that matter: When I send an email, the tool should prompt me... you have sent a similar email to this person and didnot get a reply ! dont bother !!!
I was looking for a [Digital Camera] and the winner is [Digital IXUS]. We bought it at [New York Camera] yesterday in person. [Christian Kwyas] is a great sales man. It was (will be) a memorable shopping experience. However Christian should be thankful to [Jeff Keller]'s very useful reviews at [Digital Camera Resource Page]
[Peter Longo] is [Pratt & Whitney|http://www.pratt-whitney.com/]'s CIO. Pratt & Whitney is a leader in the design, manufacture and support of engines for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft, and space propulsion systems
Found [The End of the World] at his page... which made me goto [RAQ] and found [The Meaning of Life] :-)
http://www.patternlanguage.com/ : A . W E B S I T E . D E V O T E D . T O . R E B U I L D I N G . T H E . E A R T H
[Lightweight Languages Workshop|http://ll1.mit.edu/]
Sushma always wondered about [Cops get(ting) speeding tickets from cameras|http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200112/msg00002.html]
[George Harrison] [dies|http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/music/newsid_1492000/1492446.stm]. [Craig Jensen] is [Sad and heart broken|http://booknotes.weblogs.com/2001/11/30]. [All Things Must Pass]
I bought [National Geographic]'s [100 best pictures|http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/100best/]
[Andrea Frick] has great pictures from her local [Christmas Market|http://andrea.editthispage.com/weihnachtsmarkt2001]
George Harrison
[People] > George Harrison
[George Harrison Interview: Hare Krishna Mantra--There's Nothing Higher (1982)|http://www.krishna.org/Articles/2000/08/00066.html]
Enron's Cows
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using Letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then Execute a debt/ equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The Annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. - No Balance Sheet provided with the release.
Roger Ebsen
[People] > Roger Ebsen
Quotes - Enjoy
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. - Robert Frost
Weihnachtsmarkt
[http://www.heidelberg.de/veransta/image12/weihn150.JPG]
http://www.germany-tourism.de/e/1579_12307.html : ...Sniff the aroma of freshly roasted almonds and gingerbread spices. Warm your hands and your heart with a hearty swig of mulled wine and let yourself be enchanted by the sound of christmas trumpets and choirs...
[Christmas Market Tour in Germany & Austria|http://www.europevac.com/Ge-Xmas2.htm]
National Geographic
[Links] > National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
Richard P. Gabriel
# [Repetition, Generativity, and Patterns]
Christopher Alexander
http://www.patternlanguage.com/
Skandha Sashti
Brahma said to the gods, “O Devas, I cannot destroy Taraka, as he has obtained My Grace through severe penance. But let Me give you a suggestion. Get the help of Cupid, the God of Love. Induce him to tempt Lord Siva, who remains absorbed in His Yoga Samadhi. Let Lord Siva unite with Parvati. A powerful son, Lord Subramanya, will be born to them. This son will destroy the demon that harasses you.”
After burning Cupid, the Lord ascertained by His Yogic vision that the birth of Lord Subramanya was absolutely necessary to destroy the powerful Taraka. Siva’s seed was thrown into the fire which, unable to retain it, threw it into the Ganges, which in turn threw it into a reed forest. This is where Lord Subramanya was born; hence, He is called Saravanabhava—“born in a reed-forest”. He became the leader of the celestial hosts and the destroyer of Taraka as Brahma had ordained.
Lord Krishna says in the Gita: “....of army generals, I am Skanda”.
Lord Subramanya is a ray born of the Consciousness of Lord Siva. Valli and Deivayanai are His two wives. They represent the power of action and the power of knowledge respectively. He is the easily accessible Godhead in this dark age of ignorance and godlessness. In this He is no different from Hanuman. He gives material and spiritual prosperity and success in every undertaking of His devotees, even if they show a little devotion to Him. He is worshipped with great devotion in South India. Lord Subramanya’s other names are Guha, Muruga, Kumaresa, Kartikeya, Shanmukha, and Velayudhan.
The six heads represent the six rays or attributes, namely, wisdom, dispassion, strength, fame, wealth and divine powers. They indicate that He is the source of the four Vedas, the Vedangas and the six schools of philosophy. They also indicate His control over the five organs of knowledge as well as the mind. They denote that He is the Supreme Being with thousands of heads and hands. That His head in turned in all directions signifies He is all-pervading. They indicate that He can multiply and assume forms at His will.
Skanda Sashti falls in November. It is the day on which Lord Subramanya defeated the demon Taraka. Great festivals are held on this day with great pomp and grandeur. Devotees also do Bhajan and Kirtan on a grand scale. Thousands are fed sumptuously. Many incurable diseases are cured if one visits Palani and worships the Lord there. In South India, the Lord Subramanya’s Lilas are dramatized on the stage.
In many places the festival commences six days prior to the Sashti itself and concludes on the day of the Sashti. During these days, devotees recite various inspiring hymns and read stories connected with Lord Subramanya. They worship the Lord and take Kavadi (see below). They go on pilgrimage to the various Subramanya shrines.
The famous Nakkerar has composed the Tirumurukatrupadai in His praise. He who studies this famous work daily with devotion and faith, gets certain success in life as well as peace and prosperity. The Tiruppugal is another well-known book in Tamil, which contains the inspiring devotional songs of Arunagirinathar in praise of Lord Subramanya. The Kavadichindu songs are also in praise of the Lord. The Skanda Sashti Kavacham is another famous hymn in praise of Lord Subramanya and is sung particularly on festive occasions.
mama_pendse
Try this : add mama_pendse to your Yahoo Messenger and send message 'help'
http://www.geocities.com/mama_pendse/mamabot/mamabot.html
Net Attitude
"What It Is, How to Get It, and Why Your Company Can't Survive Without It"
Venice
"We suggest you to visit this incomparable city in winter time, when it shows its real aspect, in a bright sunny
[Mira Art]'s [Venice|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2002/02/11]
digital camera
[Philip Greenspun] is linking to more reviewers' pages
# [Jeff Keller]'s [Digital Camera Resource Page] - I like this very very much because all the individual reviews are in 1 page !
Notes on the Synthesis of Form
This is one of the most seminal books written about the design process. Alexander creates a carefully reasoned case for why design as we know it doesn't really exist and how we should re-examine the process. He is a professor of architecture at Berkeley and his opinions have made him somewhat of a pariah in the scholarly world of architecture. His thesis is that good design only comes about by discarding bad design and then doing it over. This is empirically correct but anathema to the establishment. Amusingly, the findings in the book are rejected by none other than the author himself in the preface to the second edition, but I suggest we just attribute that to artistic pique and ignore it. On page 88, Alexander presents a very interesting diagram. He doesn't name it, but I call it a "unified image" because it combines in one image what he terms the "formal description" and the "functional description". It poses a theoretical design ideal because the single image conveys not only how it works, but what it is. His definitions of the self-conscious and the un-self-conscious design processes are remarkably insightfully delineated. You will never think of design in the same way after you read them. The book is dense and wanders into the weeds near the end, but it contains some of the most provocative prose and durable analogies about crafting design solutions ever written. As an indication of its influence, it is also cited by three of the other authors in this bibliography: Heckel, Norman, and DeMarco & Lister. The latter say "[it] is considered a holy book by designers of all kinds." Unfortunately, Notes is now out of print, but absolutely worth a trip to the library or the used book store. Alexander describes a physical model consisting of programmed lightbulbs to get across the concept of interacting systems and how they disturb each other. I have long imagined that some energetic soul should translate Alexander's design into a program. It would be a fun teaching tool.
Repetition, Generativity, and Patterns
[Articles] > Repetition, Generativity, and Patterns
Jeff Keller
mmm... The world is getting smaller...
the meaning of life
http://www.aristotle.net/~diogenes/meaning1.htm
Mannheim
[Travel] > [Germany] > Mannheim
City of Angels
[Movies] > City of Angels
http://movie-reviews.colossus.net/movies/c/city_angels.html
Euro
[Der Euro kommt|http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa010924a.htm]
Software
Folder Size for Windows 2.4 - http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/
Mudda Moopan
His latest wife is in her early thirties and his youngest child is 11 years old.
Locals believe him to be among the oldest men in the world. Last year a group of students from Kochhi University collected a sample of Moopan's hair to work out his age and discovered that he had passed a century long ago.
The old man says the secret of his longevity and virility lies in a paste made of 10 rare medicinal herbs that he takes three times a day, but he is unwilling to reveal what they are.
He said: "Once an English woman came and stayed with me for days together. She was spying on my treatment methods. One morning she disappeared. I don't trust any of them now."
An unnamed agricultural scientist at the Thrissur Agricultural University said: "He can identify more than 1,000 rare medicinal plants. He is a living legend - a treasure trove."
Digital IXUS
* [Macworld: The 17th Annual Editors' Choice Awards|http://www.macworld.com/2001/12/eddy/awards.html] : It's easy to say that more is better, but when it comes to digital imaging, a two-megapixel digital camera fits most people's needs and budgets. Canon shines in this category with its PowerShot S110 Digital Elph (, November 2001, $499; 800/652-2666, http://www.powershot.com), a masterpiece of compact design, simple interface, and picture quality. If you want something to replace your basic film camera, the Digital Elph is the one to buy.
Digital Camera Resource Page
[Links] > Digital Camera Resource Page
Mark Pilgrim
http://diveintomark.weblogger.com/
Good Karma
[Mark Pilgrim] : [Hired|http://diveintomark.org/archives/2001/10/23/hired] : ...Welcome to my weblog. I hope you enjoy it. I just got hired for it...It’s the sum of my experiences, a side project of no apparent consequence, a Dave Winer link on a Sunday, a crossing of divergent paths, a lucky break. I’d call it good karma, except that karma is supposed to manifest itself over many lifetimes. It’s not like a crash diet; you’re not supposed to see results within 3 weeks. Maybe I’m the exception that proves the rule...
http://diveintomark.weblogger.com/2001/10/23
Pongal
[http://www.carnatic.com/images/pongal.gif]
The great Bhishma, the grandfather of the Pandavas, was fatally wounded during the war of the Mahabharata, waited on his deathbed of nails for the onset of this season before finally departing from the earth-plane. Let us on this great day pay our homage to him and strive to become men of firm resolve ourselves!
Be charitable. Be generous. Treat your servants as your bosom-friends and brother workers. This is the keynote of the Pongal festival. You will then earn their loyalty and enduring love.
The day prior to the Makara Shankranti is called the Bhogi festival. On this day, old, worn-out and dirty things are discarded and burnt. Homes are cleaned and white-washed. Even the roads are swept clean and lovely designs are drawn with rice-flour. These practices have their own significance from the point of view of health. But, here I remind you that it will not do to attend to these external things alone. Cleaning the mind of its old dirty habits of thought and feeling is more urgently needed. Burn them up, with a wise and firm resolve to tread the path of truth, love and purity from this holy day onwards. This is the significance of Pongal in the life of the spiritual aspirant.
If you do this, then the Makara Shankranti has a special significance for you. The sun, symbolising wisdom, divine knowledge and spiritual light, which receded from you when you revelled in the darkness of ignorance, delusion and sensuality, now joyously turns on its northward course and moves towards you to shed its light and warmth in greater abundance, and to infuse into you more life and energy.
In fact, the sun itself symbolises all that the Pongal festival stands for. The message of the sun is the message of light, the message of unity, of impartiality, of true selflessness, of the perfection of the elements of Karma Yoga. The sun shines on all equally. It is the true benefactor of all beings. Without the sun, life would perish on earth. It is extremely regular and punctual in its duties, and never claims a reward or craves for recognition. If you imbibe these virtues of the sun, what doubt is there that you will shine with equal divine lustre!
On the Shankranti day, sweets, puddings and sweet rice are prepared in every home, especially in South India. The pot in which the rice is cooked is beautifully adorned with tumeric leaves and roots, the symbols of auspiciousness. The cooking is done by the women of the household with great faith and devotion, feeling from the bottom of their hearts that it is an offering unto the Lord. When the milk in which the rice is being cooked boils over, the ladies and the children assemble round the pot and shout “Pongalo Pongal!” with great joy and devotion. Special prayers are offered in temples and houses. Then the people of the household gather together and partake of the offerings in an atmosphere of love and festivity.
On the next day, the herds of cows are adorned beautifully, fed and worshipped. In some villages the youth demonstrate their valour by taking “the bull by the horn” (and often win their brides thereby!). It is a great day for the cattle.
On the same day, young girls prepare various special dishes—sweet rice, sour rice, rice with coconut—and take them to the bank of a river or tank. They lay some leaves on the ground and place on them balls of the various preparations for the fish, birds, and other creatures. It is an extremely colourful ceremony. The crows come down in large numbers and partake of the food. All the time a valuable lesson is driven into our minds—“Share what you have with all”. The crow will call others before beginning to eat.
When you celebrate the Shankranti or Pongal in this manner, your sense of value changes. You begin to understand that your real wealth is the goodwill and friendship of your relatives, friends, neighbours and servants; that your wealth is the land on which your food grows, the cattle which help you in agriculture, and the cow which gives you milk. You begin to have greater love and respect for them and for all living beings—the crows, the fish and all other creatures.
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Recipe for the year 2002
Cut each month into 29,30 (or) 31 different pieces. But do not cook them all at the same time. Prepare one day at a time, with the following ingredients : A pinch of faith, a pinch of patience, a pinch of courage and a big spoon of hard work. Add to each day one part hope, faithfulness and kindness.
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The Masquerade Of Charity
I give myself the pleasure of pleasing myself That's what we generally
for that reason more dangerous, because we get to feel that we're really
right. She is saying, "I give something, I get something." She is
right. I go out to help, I give something, I get something. That's
until we get into religion later on. But I want you to understand
I'm trying to get at a picture of an action where there is not self, where
the possibility. Lots of communists get brainwashed (you're ready to
are we to judge, we don't know.
poem. You've got better tastes. But you're getting your pleasure all the
won't get a bad feeling. It doesn't give you a good feeling to do it; it
get a bad feeling. You don't have the guts to say you want to be left
to do the hurting ourselves because we'll get hurt! Ah, there it is. If we
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Not deceptive or fraudulent; genuine: honest weight.
Equitable; fair: honest wages for an honest day's work.
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Karthigai
ON THE full moon day of the month of Kartigai (November-December) which falls on the ascension of the Kritigai star, the Hindus celebrate the Kartigai Deepam. It is on this day that the huge beacon is lit on the holy hill Arunachala, in South India.
Once Lord Shiva assumed the form of a hill at Tiruvannamalai in South India. Here He quelled the pride of Brahma and Vishnu who were quarelling as to their relative greatness. One day, when Lord Shiva was in meditation, Parvati left Him and went to the hill of Arunachala. There She performed penance. She was the guest of the sage Gautama. It was during Her penance here that Mahishasura was killed by Durga hidden by Parvati. Parvati saw Shiva as Arunachalesvara. She was taken back by the Lord to His side, and made His Ardhangini once more, that is, She occupied half of the body of the Lord.
When the light on the top of the Tiruvannamalai Hill is unveiled on the Kartigai Deepam day, people see the big light and worship it. They recite again and again in a loud voice “Harohara”. The esoteric meaning is that he who sees the light of lights that is burning eternally in the chambers of his heart through constant meditation attains immortality. The light on the Arunachala brings the message to you that the Self or Lord Shiva is self-effulgent, He is the light of lights.
On the Kartigai Deepam day in South India, people make bonfires in front of temples in the evening. It is said that Lord Shiva burnt the chariots of several demons who were torturing sages and celestials. This bonfire symbolises this legend.
Annihilate the three impurities, namely, egoism, selfish action and delusion. Burn the mind, senses and the desires in the fire of knowledge of the Self or Shiva-Jnanam. Attain full illumination and behold the light of lights, which illumines the mind, intellect, sun, moon, stars, lightning and the fire. This is real Kartigai Deepam.
May the light of lights illumine you all! May Lord Shiva bless you with more light! May you merge in this supreme light and attain the eternal abode of bliss and immortality!
Holi
Another legend has it that once upon a time an old woman’s grandchild was to be sacrificed to a female demon named Holika. A Sadhu advised that abuse and foul language would subdue Holika. The old woman collected many children and made them abuse Holika in foul language. The demon fell dead on the ground. The children then made a bonfire of her remains.
Connected to this legend of the demon Holika is Bhakta Prahlad’s devotion to Lord Narayana, and his subsequent escape from death at the hands of Holika. Prahlad’s father, Hiranyakashipu, punished him in a variety of ways to change his devotional mind and make him worldly-minded. He failed in his attempts. At last he ordered his sister, Holika, who had a boon to remain unburnt even in fire, to take Prahlad on her lap and enter into the blazing flames. Holika did so. She vanished, but Prahlad remained untouched and laughing. He was not affected by the fire on account of the Grace of Lord Narayana.
This same scene is enacted every year to remind people that those who love God shall be saved, and they that torture the devotee of God shall be reduced to ashes. When Holika was burnt, people abused her and sang the glories of the Lord and of His great devotee, Prahlad. In imitation of that, people even today use abusive language, but unfortunately forget to sing the praises of the Lord and His devotee!
Huge bundles of wood are gathered and burnt at night, and everywhere one hears shouts of “Holi-ho! Holi-ho!” People stand in the streets and sprinkle coloured water on any man who passes by, be he a rich man or an officer. There is no restriction on this day. It is like the April Fool’s Day of the Europeans. People compose and sing special Holi songs.
Nowadays, people are found indulging in all sorts of vices in the name of the Holi festival. Some drink intoxicating liquor like toddy and fall unconscious on the roads. They indulge in obscene speech as a result of drinking. They lose respect for their elders and masters. They waste their money in drink and dice-play. These evils should be totally eradicated.
Man wants relaxation and change after hard work. He needs to be cheered when he is depressed on account of work and anxieties. Festivals like Holi supply him with the real food and tonic to restore his cheer and peace of mind.
The religious element in the Holi festival consists of worship of Krishna. In some places it is also called the Dol Yatra. The word dol literally means “a swing”. An image of Sri Krishna as a babe is placed in a little swing-cradle and decorated with flowers and painted with coloured powders. The pure, innocent frolics of little Krishna with the merry milkmaids (Gopis) of Brindavan are commemorated. Devotees chant the Name of Krishna and sing Holi-songs relating to the frolics of little Krishna with the Gopis.
The social element during Holi is the uniting or “embracing” of the great and the small, of the rich and the poor. It is also the uniting of equals. The festival teaches us to “let the dead bury the dead”. We should forget the outgoing year’s ill-feelings and begin the new year with feelings of love, sympathy, co-operation and equality with all. We should try to feel this oneness or unity with the Self also.
Holi also means “sacrifice”. Burn all the impurities of the mind, such as egoism, vanity and lust, through the fire of devotion and knowledge. Ignite cosmic love, mercy, generosity, selflessness, truthfulness and purity through the fire of Yogic practice. This is the real spirit of Holi. Rise from the mire of stupidity and absurdity and dive deep into the ocean of divinity.
Gokulashtami
Study the Bhagavatam and the Pancharatras, which are equal to the Upanishads. You will know all about the glory of Lord Krishna, His Lilas and superhuman deeds. The eighth Avatara, Krishna, who has become the Beloved of India and the world at large, had a threefold objective: to destroy the wicked demons, to play the leading role in the great war fought on the battlefield of Kurukshetra (where he delivered His wonderful message of the Gita) and to become the centre of a marvellous development of the Bhakti schools of India.
Devotion is the only means of attaining Lord Krishna. Bhakti kindles love for the Lord. When love is directed towards Krishna, man is freed from the bondage of the world.
Though Lord Krishna appeared in a human body, He had a divine body not composed of the five elements. He did not take any birth here in the usual sense of the term. He did not die. He appeared and disappeared through His Yoga Maya as He has declared in the Gita. This is a secret, known only to His devotees, Yogis and sages.
Lord Krishna was great in knowledge, great in emotion, great in action, all at once. The scriptures have not recorded any life more full, more intense, more sublime and grander than the life of Sri Krishna.
The greatest manifestations are called Incarnations proper. Rishis, Munis, prophets, sons of God and messengers of God are minor manifestations.
8. Many hymns and portions of the Bhagavatam, especially the Gopika Geetam, are recited.
“Hear from Me the most secret knowledge coupled with the essential experience and its component parts.
“May you realise by My Grace, the knowledge of Myself and what form, qualities and actions I am endowed with.
Varalakshmi Viratham
LORD SHIVA describes the glory of this Vrata in the Skanda Purana. It is performed by a woman whose husband is still living. Maha Lakshmi is the abode of all auspiciousness and prosperity. This worship of Maha Lakshmi is done to obtain good progeny, and for the health and long life of the husband.
Without Lakshmi even Sannyasins cannot do propaganda or preaching work or run their institutions. They are in fact more in need of Lakshmi than the householders because they have to do great dynamic work for human weal. Sri Shankara worshipped Devi, Lakshmi and Saraswathi for success in his work. All great prophets and divine messengers who have done great spiritual work in the past were devotees of Mother Lakshmi, Devi and Saraswathi.
ShreeRamanavami
Rama was the Lord Hari Himself, incarnate on earth for the destruction of Ravana. He was well accomplished, beautiful and endowed with royal marks. His glory and prowess were unlimited. He was peerless on earth. He was free from malice. He was gentle. He was the protector of all His people. He always addressed them in gentle words. He never used any harsh words even when somebody provoked Him. He held sway over the whole world.
“The seat of all good things, the destroyer of all impurities of this age of darkness, purer than purity itself, the food for the journey of aspirants on the path to salvation, their only resting place, the very life-breath of virtuous men, is the Divine Name of Sri Rama. So say the sages”.
Ramnavmi is one of the most important festivals of the Vaishnava sect of the Hindus. However, even those who adore Lord Shiva celebrate the occasion. Some observe a strict fast on the day. Temples are decorated and the image of Lord Rama is richly adorned. The holy Ramayana is read in the temples. At Ayodhya, the birthplace of Sri Rama, a big fair is held on this day.
2. Devotees read the whole of the Ramayana, either the Sanskrit version of Sage Valmiki or the Hindi version of Saint Tulsidas, during these nine days.
5. On the final or Ramnavmi day, there is a grand worship of Lord Rama in the gorgeously decorated temple. All the Vedic rituals including Laksharchana are performed.
O beloved seekers! time is fleeting. Know the value of time. Time is most precious. Utilise every second profitably. Do not procrastinate. Abandon all idle gossiping. Forget the past. Live every moment of your life for the realisation of the divine ideal and goal. Unfold your latent faculties. Grow, evolve and become a superhuman or a dynamic Yogi. Struggle hard and reach the goal of life.
May you all attain the final beatitude of life through intense devotion towards Lord Rama! May you live immersed in the ecstasy of divine love! May Sri Rama who is as effulgent as a million suns and who is adored by the gods and devotees, protect you all! May the blessings of Lord Rama be upon you all!
One who approaches Sri Rama with love and worshipfulness becomes large-hearted, pure in spirit, good-natured and dispassionate in thought, word and deed. A true devotee of Lord Rama is His representative, with His power and His knowledge.
Lord Rama was the prince of the Ikshvaku race. He was virtuous and of manly strength. He was the Lord of the mind and the senses. Brave and valiant, He was yet gentle and modest. He was a sage in counsel, kind and sweet in speech, and most courteous and handsome in appearance. He was the master of all the divine weapons, and a great warrior. Ever devoted to the good and prosperity of His kingdom and His subjects, He was a defender of the weak and the protector of the righteous. Endowed with numerous wondrous powers of the mind, He was well versed in all sciences—in military science as well as the science of the Self.
Deep and unfathomed like the ocean, firm and steadfast like the Himalayan mountains, valiant like Lord Vishnu, He was the joy of Kaushalya. Though fierce like fire on the battlefield, He was calm like the cool breeze of the Mandara Hills, patient like Mother Earth, bounteous like the god of wealth and righteous like the lord of justice himself. In the pains and the griefs of His people, His heart swiftly sympathised with the sufferers. In the festive scenes which held them in joy, He like a father, shared their joys. By His honour and heroism, as well as by His gentleness and love for His subjects, He greatly endeared Himself to the hearts of His people. Such a great person was the Lord Rama!
Lord Rama was the best of men with a sterling character. He was the very image of love. He was an ideal son, an ideal brother, an ideal husband, an ideal friend and an ideal king. He can be taken to embody all the highest ideals of man. He led the ideal life of a householder to teach the tenets of righteousness to humanity. He ruled His people so well that it came to be known as Ram-Rajya, which meant the rule of righteousness, the rule which bestows happiness and prosperity on all.
None but the righteous can be truly happy. None but he who has the correct sense of duty and the will for its implementation can be said to live worthily. One must be imbued with a definite conviction about the supremacy of moral principles, ethical values and spiritual ideals. These ought to guide one’s day-to-day actions and serve as powerful means for the culture of the human personality. That is the purpose of life. That is the way to Self-realisation. That is the message and the mission of Lord Rama’s fife on earth.
Devotion has absolutely nothing to do with age, caste, creed, position or sex. Generally, the worldly-minded people say: “We will practise meditation and devotion when we retire from service.” This is a serious mistake. How can you do serious Sadhana after squeezing out all your energy in working? How will you be able to practise the strict Yogic discipline in your old age? Is there any certainty in life? No, the spiritual seeds of discipline and devotion must be sown in you while you are young, while your heart is tender and untainted. Then only will it strike a deep root, blossom forth and bear fruit when you become old and retire. Only then can you bravely face the god of death and meet him with a smile!
I shall tell you the means of attaining the final release from the great cycle of births and deaths. Devotion to Lord Rama is a great purifier of the heart. From devotion arises knowledge. From knowledge comes the realisation of the pure Self. Knowing this perfectly, one goes to the Supreme Abode and merges in the Supreme Self.
The Name of Lord Rama is the greatest purifier of the heart. It wipes away all one’s sins. Not only this, but it wipes away the sinful tendencies as well. The Name is sweeter than the sweetest of objects. It is the haven of peace. It is the very life of pure souls. It is the purifier of all purifying agencies. It quenches the consuming fire of worldly desires. It awakens the knowledge of God. It bathes the aspirant in the, ocean of divine bliss. Glory to Sri Rama and His Name!
O Devotee! recite His Name, sing His glory and serve His Lotus Feet. Enthrone in your heart Lord Rama of dark hue, whose image is reflected in the heart of Lord Shiva. Blessed is the pious soul who uninterruptedly drinks the nectar of Sri Rama’s Name which has been churned out of the ocean of the Vedas, which removes the impurities of the Kali Yuga or the iron age, which lives constantly on the lips of Lord Shiva, which is a sovereign remedy or unfailing specific to cure the disease of worldly existence and which is the life of Mother Sita.
Ram-Nam burns ignorance, passion and sin. With or without knowledge, correctly or incorrectly, when the word “Rama” is pronounced it showers a rain of good upon the devotee. Sri Rama is Brahman who takes one across the ocean of worldly existence. Rama is one in across whom the Yogis sport, that is, the Self within.
Hanuman Jayanti
SRI HANUMAN is worshipped all over India—either alone or together with Sri Rama. Every temple of Sri Rama has the murti or idol of Sri Hanuman. Hanuman is the Avatara of Lord Shiva. He was born of the Wind-God and Anjani Devi. His other names are Pavanasuta, Marutsuta, Pavankumar, Bajrangabali and Mahavira.
He had devotion, knowledge, spirit of selfless service, power of celibacy, and desirelessness. He never boasted of his bravery and intelligence.
He said to Ravana, “I am a humble messenger of Sri Rama. I have come here to serve Rama, to do His work. By the command of Lord Rama, I have come here. I am fearless by the Grace of Lord Rama. I am not afraid of death. I welcome it if it comes while serving Lord Rama.”
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Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to Safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him.
In ancient times, a King had aboulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.The peasant learned what many of us never understand.
"Small deeds done with great love will change the
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God will save me
Bhola was standing on the porch, watching water rising all around him, when a man in a boat came along and called to Bhola, "Get in the boat and I'll get you out of here. Bhola replied, "No thanks, God will save me."
As he looked out, another man in a boat came along, and he called to Bhola, "Get in the boat and I'll get you out of here."
A helicopter flew over, and the pilot called down to Bhola, "I'll drop you a rope,grab onto it, and I'll get you out of here."
Bed Time
One night a father sent his kid to bed. Five minutes later the boy screamed, ''Dad! Can you get me a glass of water!?!''
A minute later the boy screamed ''Dad!! Can you get me a glass of water?''
Wise Old Man
A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a new school year began. The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful, after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, beating merrily on every trash can they encountered. The crashing percussion continued day after day, until finally the wise old man decided it was time to take some action.
The next afternoon, he walked out to meet the young percussionists as they banged their way down the street. Stopping them, he said, "You kids are a lot of fun. I like to see you express your exuberance like that. In fact, I used to do the same thing when I was your age. Will you do me a favor? I'll give you each a dollar if you'll promise to come around every day and do your thing."
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An old man and a young man work together in an office. The old man always has a jar of peanuts on his desk, and the young man really loves peanuts.
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Enlightened Self-Interest
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Ten Things Men Can Do to End Sexism and Male Violence Against Women
* 1 Read about yourself. Read articles, essays, books about masculinity, gender inequality, and the root causes of sexual violence. Educate yourself and others about the connections between larger social forces and the conflicts between individual women and men. Resources: R. W. Connell, Gender and Power; D. Gilmore, Manhood in She Making; M. Messner, D. Sabo, eds., Sport, Men and the Gender Order; J. Stoltenberg, Reusing to Be a Man.
* Controlling women by using threatening gestures, by outshouting women, blocking doorways, driving recklessly (Intimidation).
* 4 Recognize homophobia and speak out against gay-bashing. Discrimination against lesbians and gays is a key way in which we're all confined in restrictive gender roles. See: Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price, by W. Blumenfeld; Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism, by S. Pharr.
* 8 Support or propose curriculum changes, at every level of the educational system, which mandate courses and programs dealing with sexism and sexual violence. Urge coaches of boys' and men's athletic teams to require their players to attend workshops and seminars on sexism and male violence against women.
Pancha Ganapati
a large wooden or bronze five-faced statue of Lord Pancha Ganapati. If
this is not available, any large picture or statue of Lord Ganesha
emerald green and finally brilliant orange. These are the colors of His
the fifth day. Gifts need not be extravagent or expensive; they should
family members. The day begins early, and the entire family works together
family sits together for the purpose of easing any strained relationships
remember the futility of trying to change others and the practicality of
are then exchanged and placed unopened before Pancha Ganapati. As family
the public at large. This is the day for presenting gifts to fellow
their artistic gifts. Then all sit together before Ganesha, Patron of
December 25, orange: The family sadhana for the final day is to bring
forward from one generation to the next, setting the patterns for
HalfBakery
by [Jutta Degener]
Writing
Brave Buffalo, Brule Sioux Nation (1985) : ...The Earth People (indigenous natives) never wrote anything down, had no written language. They knew that if they wrote anything down it would be disastrous. If you write something down you don't have to remember it. And mind goes off into unconsciousness. It becomes negative, or unconscious force...
[Jutta Degener] : [What is good hypertext writing?|http://kbs.cs.tu-berlin.de/~jutta/ht/writing.html], [Dangerous Words]
Dangerous Words
[Writing] > Dangerous Words
Balanced Living
You need to get a good seed, then you need to plough the field thoroughly,
cut the crop and get the grain.
If you see this properly, we get these fruits of life due to 3 things,
the field, just waiting for God's grace would not help in getting what we
Larry Page
[People] > Larry Page
http://hci.stanford.edu/~page/
[Sergey Brin]
Sergey Brin
[People] > Sergey Brin
http://www-db.stanford.edu/~sergey/
[Larry Page]
Peter Koestenbaum
According to philosopher and business consultant Peter Koestenbaum, the "shock of death" can teach us the secrets of leading a successful life -- if we have the courage to learn.
Philosophy in Business
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Cooperation
Cooperation today must take a new turn. In the past, conflict among ideologies created wars; today, struggles are more likely to form along ethnic and religious lines. Therefore, it is a matter of the highest urgency to build cooperation on the common principles of humanity that bond us all. It is equally important to find ideas and feelings in the world religions that all human beings can share. We must discover those beliefs that connect us, emphasize them, teach them, and promulgate them, so that we can be more tolerant in areas where we disagree.
The greatest danger in this world is unthinking people -- people who feel passionately but do not think, people who have no education, people who have nothing to lose. Universally, lack of education is the result of poverty, just as poverty is the result of the absence of education. This loop, which turns into a downward spiral, must be reversed. A virtuous circle must be established to replace the nefarious results of the vicious circle that prevails today. This is the ultimate meaning of cooperation.
Terrorism
Directing hatred and anger towards terrorists will not change or improve them. We need to bring transformation in them. For this we need patience, endurance, and compassion."
Layoff
Updated on 2007-02-03 - The original article that was at ww.sulekha.com/articledesc.asp?cid=159786 is not found any longer! Manish doesnot have a copy as well !
# Update knowledge
L - Leverage your skills across industries or disciplines.
O - Offer examples of your contribution to the larger objective
Bertrand Russell
in Letters : I often long to be simple and good, never say a clever thing again, never bother about subtle points, but give up my life to love of my neighbour. This is really a temptation--but it is Satan in an angelic form.
Wingdings Om
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Microsoft
http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/vistasucks.html : .."Yes," says the Microsoft representative, "that would probably work, but you didn't hear that from me."..
Bloberger Hof
[Hotels] > Bloberger Hof
http://www.blobergerhof.at/keuschnigg/
Hotels
[Bloberger Hof]
[Renaissance Goa Resort|http://www.marriott.com/dpp/PropertyPage.asp?MarshaCode=GOIRN], Goa, India
Heiligenblut
[Travel] > [Austria] > Heiligenblut
http://www.tiscover.com/1Root/Kontinent/6/Staat/7/Bundesland/17/Ort/472/Homepage/f_homepage...2.html
Rupertihaus
[Hotels]/[Heiligenblut] > Rupertihaus
is located amidst Heiligenblut, at the foot of the highest mountain of Austria, the [Grossglockner].
http://www.tiscover.com/1Root/Kontinent/6/Staat/7/Bundesland/17/Ort/472/Hotel/226083/Homepage/f_homepage...2.html
Padma Varadan
Being the offspring of a towering figure is indeed a mixed blessing; the standards of excellence are predefined, goals of achievement are laid out and the atmosphere is charged with the right vibrations to ensure motivation. Chances are that one's own inadequacies to make the grade can also be demoralising. Yet, in my case, opportunities have been countless to observe, emulate and learn from the great master, a stern disciplinarian and a fond parent. Down the memory lane are firmly etched impressions gathering over four decades and more of close association.
Rangaramanuja Ayyangar
His pioneer compendium is KRITIMANIMALAI Series. The series comprise detailed solfa notations for over 1500 Classical compositions on unprecedented lines along with annotations and running into over 3000 pages including all extant pieces of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Deekshitar, Syama Sastri as also hundred Kshetragna padams, Tillanas and classic pieces of other noted post Tyagaraja period composers. There are two publications in English besides on the evolution and Theory of Carnatic music including a critical study of Saarangadeva: Sangeeta Ratnakaram.
Yehudi Menuhin
Each human being has the eternal duty of transforming what is hard and brutal into a subtle and tender offering, what is crude into refinement, what is ugly into beauty, ignorance into knowledge, confrontation into collaboration, thereby rediscovering the child's dream of a creative reality incessantly renewed by death, the servant of life, and by life the servant of love
Astron Hotel Hirschberg/Heidelberg
Brandenburger Straße 30
MSN Messenger
[Software] > MSN Messenger
http://messenger.msn.com
Weblog2002January
[http://www.carnatic.com/images/pongal.gif]
[Mattu Pongal] : "...According to a legend, once Shiva asked his bull, Basava, to go to the earth and ask the mortals to have an oil massage and bath every day and to eat once a month. Inadvertently, Basava announced that everyone should eat daily and have an oil bath once a month. - - - This mistake enraged Shiva who then cursed Basava, banishing him to live on the earth forever. He would have to plough the fields and help people produce more food. Thus the association of this day with cattle. - - - A festival called [Jallikattu] is held in [Madurai], Tiruchirapalli and Tanjavur on this day..."
[reality]. It is only [genuine] when it is a reality without a name"
I think that code generated by radiobadge is not valid HTML... [Lawrence Lee] is analysing the issue...
[Frederick Mann] : [The Strange "Job" Concept]
[Greg Franklin] : [A Fast Food Era Ends|http://flyingchihuahuas.editthispage.com/2002/01/09]
[John Dingell] (after he was [forced to strip!|http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-congressman-searched0108jan08.story]) "I asked Norman to check to see if they treated me like they do everybody else," Dingell said. "I just wanted to be sure that what they did was necessary, that I got the same treatment, no better or no worse, than anyone else."
In [Wendell Berry]'s [Community|http://www.catholic.net/rcc/Periodicals/Crisis/Jan2000/Community.html] : "...[Gary Snyder] said the right thing: Stop somewhere, just stop. Finally, this thing we are calling mobility keeps people from learning their lessons. They keep moving away from the problems they’ve caused. Their idea is that you can completely mess up somewhere and then go somewhere else, or you can completely succeed somewhere and go somewhere else. In either case you don’t know what the effects are. Sometimes people cause worse effects by their success than they do by their failure. To go back to the metaphor of marriage. What marriage does is say to you to stay and find out. It doesn’t say what you are going to find out. When you think this is it, we are at a complete dead end here, the marriage says to you: Wait, stay, and find out. Always you find out more..."
[Umberto Eco] : I don't even have an email address. I have reached an age where my main purpose is not to receive messages.
[Masaru Emoto]'s [The Message from Water]
[Joel Spolsky] [:|http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000339.html] "Sometimes I just can't get anything done......Many of my days go like this: (1) get into work (2) check email, read the web, etc. (3) decide that I might as well have lunch
before getting to work (4) get back from lunch (5) check email,
read the web, etc. (6) finally decide that I've got to get started
have to get started (9) launch the damn editor and (10) write code
[John VanDyk] [:|http://iowa.weblogger.com/2002/01/04] "The writings of [Wendell Berry] seem to be popping up with astonishing frequency of late."
[Voltaire] in [Freedom of Thought] : It rests entirely with you to learn to think. You're born with a mind. You are a bird in the cage of the Inquisition: the Holy Office has clipped your wings, but they can grow back. Whoever doesn't know geometry can learn it; every man can tutor himself: it's shameful to put your soul in the hands of those to whom you'd never trust your money. _Dare to think for yourself._
[Mira Art] [:|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2002/01/04] "winter morning - out of bed - it's impossible!"
[Henry Miller] : Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.
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People are searching for interesting phrases at [Google] like [a way of life that does not consist of taking away from someone else|http://www.google.com/search?q=a+way+of+life+that+does+not+consist+of+taking+away+from+someone+else] and the first hit is [Quotations|http://kishore.editthispage.com/stories/storyReader$5] at my ex-weblog :-)
[Mark Kraft] is a [geeth|http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=insomnia] and states "I left a $125,000 a year job to become the "All things business" manager of LiveJournal, which means I oversee a ton of things regarding the strategy, design, and viability of the LiveJournal community / open source project. It's more than just business, especially to me. [Dulce et decorum est]..."
In Germany, [Fourth phase of ecological tax reform started on January 1, 2002 |http://eng.bundesregierung.de/top/dokumente/Artikel/ix_66146.htm?template=single&id=66146_4317&script=1&ixepf=_66146_4317]
[Dave Winer] : [The Web is generous]
[Stan Krute] [:|http://radio.weblogs.com/0001184/2002/01/01.html] "Dave knows Flow. The Power of Flow. The Beauty of Flow. The Goodness of Flow. The Win-Win-Win-Win-Win of Flow. You flow my way, I flow your way, ya give flow, ya get flow, others see this and join in on the fun, pretty soon, we're all surfing a happy big flowin' wave of our own communitarian making."
I created pages : [Principles] , [Children]
[Mira Art] [:|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2002/01/01] ...I rather wish all of us the energy and the desire to create luck, to make it happen.....by understanding one's role in this life...
My ex-weblog [Kishore Balakrishnan's Psychic RAM|http://kishore.editthispage.com/] has attracted [Synergy]'s [favorable attention|http://synergy.editthispage.com/stories/storyReader$11]. Nice :-)
[Veronica Lynne]'s [WannaWrite?|http://wannawrite.editthispage.com/] is "A Place for Poetry, Prose and Ponderings"
[Ponderings|http://wannawrite.editthispage.com/questions] : ...Why is it when you are driving at night looking for an address, you instinctively (at least I have) turn down the radio?...
[Mira Art] : [Water=Life=Alive=Divine|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2001/12/30]
mmm... Is anyone researching "What is the average number of days before everyone writes 2002 instead of 2001" !
Áilleacht
"...One of my recent surfing discoveries has been how much sheer beauty there is on the World Wide Web. Indeed, there is so much and it is sometimes so staggering that I wonder how this fact is never mentioned in the press. The purpose of this site, then, is to introduce and describe sites that contribute to that beauty..."
Synergy
[Hopes and Purposes|http://synergy.editthispage.com/stories/storyReader$7] : ...This weblog is intended only as an aid to my "quality of life," as embodied in my primary hope for the year 2001...
Veronica Lynne
http://wannawrite.editthispage.com/about
Principles
Anger is only one letter short of Danger !
[Swami Sivananda] : "Even a little victory in the inner battle with your mind and senses will develop your will-power and give you more assurance and courage.
Thyoar : Have no destination, and you will not get lost.
[How One Person Can Change the World]
* [David Rogers] : [Principles|http://timesshadow.editthispage.com/stories/storyReader$56] , [Blinding Glimpses of the Obvious|http://timesshadow.editthispage.com/stories/storyReader$249]
* From [Greg Franklin]'s [FAQ|http://flyingchihuahuas.editthispage.com/faq] : ...Back to Mr. [Isaac Stern]: he has the right idea. Take the gifts you are given, try to give them back, freely, with complete independence. - - - If it's true that you yourself can't go any farther, try to inspire someone else to go farther...
Children
[In Praise of Black Sheep] : ...Neither should we forget that raising a "good" child is a dubious goal in the first place, if only because the line between instilling integrity and breeding self-righteousness is so fine... The good child cries very little, he sleeps through the night, he is confident and good-natured. He is well-behaved, convenient, obedient, and good. Yet no consideration is given to the fact that he may grow up to be indolent and stagnant...
"There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep."
* [Why baby is the best medicine|http://www.femail.co.uk/pages/standard/article.html?in_article_id=149979&in_page_id=170] ([via garret|http://www.dangerousmeta.com/posts/02/20021204])
* [Bringing Up Genius]
Stan Krute
http://stanleydaily.editthispage.com/ : "Just a Few Things I Find To Be of Interest "
The Web is generous
[Articles] > The Web is generous
http://scriptingnews.userland.com/backissues/2002/01/01#theWebIsGenerous
[Tim Berners-Lee]'s company where he was zenning the WWW was generous too :-)
Happiness
"Happiness is when you want nothing, and you want to give. Where the wanting and desires end, and the sharing begins, happiness is exactly there. Memory is not happiness. When you are happy, you forget everything. It is when happiness is gone that you dwell in its memory. In the world, people are either dreaming of happiness or remembering happiness. That is either being in the past or the future. But happiness is that which is in the present."
via http://zedshaw.com/ => http://www.thewaytohappiness.org : ..The Way to Happiness Foundation International was established in 1984 with the mission of reversing the moral decay in society by restoring trust and honesty in the world through the publication and widespread distribution of The Way to Happiness. Today the book is published in 90 languages..
[Stephen Knapp] : [The Key to Real Happiness|http://www.stephen-knapp.com/key_to_real_happiness.htm] : ...Available Soon or read it now online. This book is actually a guide to one of the prime purposes of life. Naturally everyone wants to be happy. Why else do we keep living and working? Now you can find greater levels of happiness and fulfillment. Using this knowledge from the East, you can get clear advice on the path for reaching an independent and uninterrupted feeling of well-being. This information is sure to open your eyes to higher possibilities. It can awaken you to the natural joy that always exists within your higher Self...
To test the above requires only a few moments of clear introspection. It is the mind which conjures up daydreams and we then take part in them, acting out in our mind-world the scenes we expect to take place in the material world, imagining all sorts of bliss arising from the fulfilment of our illusions. Soon we become convinced by the illusion and set out to give some concrete form to the dream. It might be a new car, a washing machine, a holiday in the sun, a new partner, money, anything in fact. But what is the real truth - most of the time our dreams are only dreams, coming to nothing but increased frustration. On the rare ocassions that they become a concrete fact, we find not our expected result of endless bliss, but a short period of exultation as the desire dies in the achievment of the object. For a short time we have a quiet mind and in that quiet we find happiness. It is not the object that generates happiness, because if it was, then happiness would continue as long as the object remained. We all know that such is not true and the more we get, the more we want and the less peace we have. This is common to all.
Java Outline Editor
http://sourceforge.net/projects/outliner/
Manipulation
Finally he said, "Your marriage would be a happier one, my dear, if you
Companies
[Novell] : "the power to change"
[GE] : We bring good things to life.
[iManage]
General Motors
SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions. SAP® solutions are designed to meet the demands of companies of all sizes—from small and midsize businesses to global enterprises. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver™ open integration and application platform to reduce complexity and total cost of ownership and empower business change and innovation, mySAP™ Business Suite solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. The unique core processes of various industries, from aerospace to utilities, are supported by SAP’s 28 industry-specific solution portfolios. Today, more than 21,600 customers in over 120 countries run more than 69,700 installations of SAP® software. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP." (Additional information at <http://www.sap.com>)
* [Henning Kagermann]
* [Gerhard Oswald]
April 1, 1972 was the start of one of the most exciting chapters in the annals of [Germany]'s economic and business history. [Hasso Plattner], [Dietmar Hopp], Claus Wellenreuther, Klaus Tschira, and Hans-Werner Hector founded the company known today as SAP.
# Manage client expectation - overpromising and under delivering !
* 2004 Feb 24 : [SAP’s biggest enemy is complacency, says operations chief|http://www.asiacomputerweekly.com/acw_ViewArt.cfm?Artid=22900&catid=2&subcat=19] : .....The biggest enemy SAP faces in 2004 is neither the competition nor market conditions, but complacency, said its president for Global Field Operations Leo Apotheker.....It is indeed very easy for the vendor to rest on its laurels. After all, it still has the highest market share in the enterprise applications segment.....
* 2003 May 12 - [Stock Market Art|http://www.aec.at/annualreport/start.html] : ...Together with Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria, the New York artists Golan Levin and Zachary Liebermann have developed an unusual, interactive visualization using SAP stock data...
* http://kishore.editthispage.com/sap
GE
[Companies] > GE
http://www.ge.com
Frankenwork
[Sally Helgesen] in [The Female Advantage and Thriving in 24/7] ([John Renesch] states "ignore the title, it is a great book!")
The laughing Buddha
[Knowledge] > The laughing Buddha
Knowledge
Knowledge
[Osho] : .....Knowledge has its uses, it is not absolutely useless. But if you are going inwards it becomes more and more useless, and the deeper you go, the more useless it is. If you are going outwards, the farther you go out into the world, the more useful it becomes. The world respects the knowledgeable person.....
[The Best Part of Knowledge]
[Sébastien Paquet] : [Personal knowledge publishing and its uses in research|http://radio.weblogs.com/0110772/stories/2002/10/03/personalKnowledgePublishingAndItsUsesInResearch.html]
[The Search for Happiness|http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/messages/searchappy.htm]
: In philosophical circles, questions were raised: How does knowledge arise in the individual? Who manufactures knowledge? You cannot say that you have created your knowledge, because in order to create knowledge within yourself, you must be already possessing that knowledge. An ignorant person cannot have the seed of this knowledge. If you are not the source of the knowledge, who created this knowledge? Has it come from outside? It does not appear that it has come from you, because to manifest knowledge from your own self, you must have already, within yourself, the potential of that knowledge. If that is already there, then you need not seek knowledge at all.
The great Dattatreya Maharshi says in the very first verse of the Avadhuta Gita: isvaranugrahad-eva pumsam advaita-vasana; mahadbhaya-paritranat vipranam upajayate: The knowledge that frees you from the fear of life, the threat of death, does not arise by a slipshod effort on the part of any person. A miraculous occurrence in the very operation of the cosmos takes place, the pros and cons of which process we cannot know,-just as we cannot know how we are born into this world.
Alan Kay
is one of the inventors of the Smalltalk programming language and one of the fathers of the idea of [Object-Oriented Programming]. He is the conceiver of the laptop computer and the architect of the modern windowing GUI.
Wired brings together two legendary minds: Alan Kay and Danny Hillis. [The result|http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.01/kay.hillis_pr.html] is a fast-forward, neuron-boggling, early-warning scan of times ahead.
Words
with rage and said, "You call yourself an enlightened person, a guru, a
took just a few words to get a whole tempest going within you; and it took
[Osho] : 'PHILOSOPHY is a disease, and not an ordinary one either. It’s not a common cold. It is cancer- Cancer of the soul. Once a person is lost in the jungle of philosophy he becomes more and more entangled in words, concepts, abstractions and there is no end to it. One can go on and on for lives together.'
[Osho] [in|http://www.ofpain.com/workinProg/afewwords/new_l_i_f_e_12.html] [The Book of Secrets] : ...Jean-Paul Sartre wrote an autobiography. He called it Words. The name is very meaningful. It is the autobiography of every man-words and words and words. You are filled with words, and this process of words continues the whole day, even in the mind. When you are sleeping, you are still filled with words, thoughts. The mind is just an accumulation of words, and everyone is too much obsessed with the mind. That is why self-knowledge becomes more and more impossible. The self is beyond the words, or beyond the words, or behind the words, or below the words, or above the words, but never in the words. You exist not in the mind, but just below the mind, behind the mind, above the mind-never in the mind. You are focused in the mind, but you are not there...
[svarnasharira], [Hunger], [Respect], [Dangerous Words]
Kirtan
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/1148/k.html
Marcel Proust
The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new
Apple
[Companies] / [Food] / [Images] > Apple
http://www.nilsjuenemann.de/2011/11/applecom-xss-gallery.html : Apple has a credit page who have reported potential security issues? They call it "Apple Webserver Notifications" ... http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1318
|<img alt="Fruit Orchard in Oppenau" src="http://www.carnatic.com/kishore/images/20020218oppenau.jpg" width="640" height="480" border="0" />
Little Helpers
[Images] > Little Helpers
[http://www.carnatic.com/images/little hlprs.jpg]
Pearls
([source|http://radio.weblogs.com/0101915/2002/01/21.html#a8]) ...Perhaps the reason we in America feel less impacted by the suffering of folks in other countries is the same reason we are heartbroken by deaths in our own family but barely acknowledge the passing away of the old man down the street -- regardless of the fact that old man may have a loving family that is devastated by the loss. It only hurts when it is your own hand that is cut off. The preciousness of life is universal. Unfortunately, so is the callousness of man. - - - - - The God I know has no nationality...
([source|http://www.ramana-maharshi.org/m_path/1964_1/editorial.htm]) ...It is related (and the story is no less significant whether historically true or not) that after attaining Enlightenment the Buddha's first impulse was to abide in the effulgence of Bliss without turning back to convey the incommunicable to mankind. Then he reflected: "Some there are who are clear-sighted and do not need my teaching, and some whose eyes are clouded with dust who will not heed it though given, but between these two there are also some with but little dust in their eyes, who can be helped to see; and for the sake of these I will go back among mankind and teach" It is for those with little dust in their eyes that this journal is intended...
As I understand it, I am being paid only for my work in arranging the words; my property is that arrangement. The thoughts in this book, on the contrary, are not mine. They came freely to me, and I give them freely away. I have no "intellectual property," and I think that all claimants to such property are thieves.
you get an intuition to do it...
"I might seem like a crazy storm chaser, but what I did was really a matter of necessity, at least to me. It was what I wanted to do with my life, really. - - - As it was, LiveJournal was expanding to the point where I couldn't really manage it without having LJ eat into my "day job" to an unacceptable degree. It's not as if I jumped in blindly - I had already helped LJ open source itself and expand to over 250K users before I left my job. I also put aside enough money to survive for quite awhile, though I have greatly cut back on expenses. That is an important aspect, really... you have to start businesses based on a lot of work, and it is your investment of work that pays off. You need to be willing to put in the work and keep your expenses painfully low until revenue starts coming in. Entirely too many businesses forget this, and that is why there are lots of dead dotcoms out there. - - - Ultimately, it isn't about money anyways, and money is an overused reason for going into business. If you are in it just for the money, you probably won't have the enthusiasm and drive to really succeed. Most people don't need a ton of money to survive, and those who do get a taste for money often find themselves the most in debt. Better to be able to simplify your life and concentrate on your interests and goals rather than become a slave to money, doing things you would rather not in pursuit of the elusive buck. If you are concentrating on providing a really good service and on developing good relationships with your customers, then you won't go too far wrong. - - - It's kind of like Google. They never have had to advertise their service, but they are a hugely popular search engine which doesn't have to advertise their service - their users do it for them. Those are the kind of services that everyone should be interested in starting - addictively good services. LiveJournal still has a way to go, but we're not too bad for the price..."
"Work on something that excites you enough to want to work 24x7. Become an expert on data model + page flow. Build some great systems by yourself and put them on your resume ("I built X" rather than "I built a piece of X as part of a huge team"). Take periodic long trips to exotic countries and learn from people (sometimes your own country is after all the most exotic)."
# Companies have souls. DNA. Basic natures. What was a company's first business? Guess what? It still is. Even if the founder is a dead white guy on the wall of the lobby, the company's going to keep doing whatever that guy was all about. Make the most of it or get out.
Somebody is sex-obsessed. In a country like India, where for centuries sex has been repressed, that has become almost a universal characteristic; everybody is obsessed with sex. Somebody is obsessed with anger, and somebody else is obsessed with greed. You have to watch which is your basic obsession.
LISP
Eric Raymond : "Lisp is worth learning for the profound enlightenment experience you will have when you finally get it; that experience will make you a better programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never actually use Lisp itself a lot."
http://carcaddar.blogspot.com/2011/10/common-lisp-is-best-language-to-learn.html
Dulce et decorum est
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
poem link found at [Mark Kraft]'s page...
Serendipity
Watch [City of Angels]
[imdb.com: Serendipity|http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0240890/] - Can Once In A Lifetime Happen Twice? - A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.
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2001 January 01 : [Center for Media Literacy Reading Room|http://www.medialit.org/ReadingRoom/readingroom.htm] : "A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis." - [Umberto Eco]
John Stuart Mill
In Coleridge : ...And thus a ready mode is provided, by which whoever is on the strongest side may dogmatize at his ease, and instead of proving his propositions, may rail at all who deny them, as bereft of 'the vision and the faculty divine', or blinded to its plainest revelations by a corrupt heart...
Voltaire
"It rests entirely with you to learn to think. You're born with a mind. You are a bird in the cage of the Inquisition: the Holy Office has clipped your wings, but they can grow back. Whoever doesn't know geometry can learn it; every man can tutor himself: it's shameful to put your soul in the hands of those to whom you'd never trust your money. _Dare to think for yourself._ "
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Why I Weblog
* To improve Google's PageRank (http://webworkshop.net/pagerank.html)
* [Brad L. Graham] article http://www.bradlands.com/words/maybe/maybe02.html is the inspiration for this page...
Grass
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Wendell Berry
by [Angela Strunk]
(since the above page is only available in [Google]'s cache... I(a Wendell Berry Fan) have copied below)
Berry was born at New Castle, Kentucky, in 1934. He grew up in this Henry County locale among "the cycle of the tobacco growing, cultivation, and marketing, so the romance of Kentucky's green gold is a living part of him" (Browning 191). In 1956, Berry graduated form the University of Kentucky with a B.A. degree in English and received his M.A. degree there a year later. During the summer of 1956, Berry studied at Indiana University School of Letters. From 1957 to 1959, he taught at Georgetown College. Later, under a creative writing fellowship, he went to the creative writing Center at Stanford University and taught creative writing for a year. While at Stanford, he wrote his first novel, Nathan Coulter.
In 1963, he taught at New York University. When Berry was offered and accepted a teaching position in the English Department at the University of Kentucky, the Berry's came home to Henry County in Kentucky. He lives on a 125 acre farm where his family has lived since the early 1800's. According to Bryan Wooley, "Berry is the fifth generation of his father's family and the sixth of his mother's to farm in Henry County, in the neighborhood of Port Royal" (8). Although his wife, formerly Tanya Amyx, lived in the city all her life, she and her husband raised their two children, Mary Dee and Pryor (Den) Clifford, on the farm. In the article "Wendell Berry, A Kentucky Writer Tries to Strengthen the Ties Between Man and the Land," Wooley discusses Berry's farm life. Berry did not initially intend to live on this farm but intended to use it as a vacation place. Instead the Berry's renovated the house and moved in around July 4, 1965. "It is a real farm, not a writer-professor's country estate. Its chores include milking cows and currying horses, and mucking out stalls and mending fences and mowing hay and all other time-consuming sometimes back-breaking, labor that family agriculture requires" (10).
Beechum remembers going though "a tormented marriage,... a jaded relationship with a hired black hand, and a tender love affair with a young widow... Through it all, Beechum is sustained by his farm, the paramount love and labor of his life" (Borries 26).
Beechum's marriage failed during courtship as Berry explains on page 54 and 55. His wife, Ruth Beechum, expected and wanted more of a business man instead of the farmer he was. The two, even though they were husband and wife, were strangers to each other. "She remained to him an unknown continent" (58). Beechum spent much of his time in the fields with the land, not with his wife. He could not fail with the land nor disappoint it, and it could not hold any expectations for him. So, he had more of a bond with the land than his wife.
Beechum and Will Wells, his Black hired hand, were originally like brothers, working on and caring for the land together. However, they grew weary in their relationship with the roles they fell into. Wells "was a man laboring for no more than his existence," while Beechum had "an increasing resentment of his dependence and a jealous remembering of the days when he had worked alone...when in his solitary work he had been so free" (81). Beechum had a greater need for the land than his hired hand.
Beechum's love for the land can be seen through faithfulness, his death, and his community. He is faithful to the earth, "Promising the return of what has been taken from it" (157). On the other hand, Jack also felt that the land was faithful to him by giving him "exactly what he put into it" (Borries 26). As death is at his door, he sits in a chair in his room, but his last visions are as though he is sitting at the roots of a tree on his farm (Berry 190-192). It is almost like his last request is to be with the wilderness. Moreover, Mat Feltner thought Beechum should have been buried secretly, only known to the ones who loved him best, at the edge of one of his fields so that: "when the last of them who knew its place (Beechum's grave-site) had died, Old Jack's return would be complete. He would be lost to memory there in the field, silently possessed by the earth on which he once established the work of his hands" (Berry 207). Therefore, he grew to love the soil and its natural surroundings greater than all else since his other relationships failed to give him satisfaction.
Another of Berry's works that displays a true love for his homeland is his poem "East Kentucky, 1967" included in his collection entitled Openings. The poem invites two questions concerning the environment. The first six lines challenge the awareness of what industrialization has done to the land. The waste produced by machines in the air and streams are at the expense of the lives all of the earth encompasses. The last six lines challenge the awareness of the future of our children. The next generation holds no hope for the reason they are "helpless." Since the children can only witness what we have shown them in this industrial period, they cannot "vision" and are "blind" to the land when it is beautiful and plentiful.
Wendell Berry expresses in his own life and in his works, a fondness, a love for the land and community. In my opinion and understanding, he wants us to realize our modernization is damaging the earth. It is killing the environment. Berry is not trying to tell us to "Save the World." The difference we make does not have to be large scale but local, individually taking part in preventing further damage. Berry explains in an interview with Bluegrass, "I think that changing yourself by doing the best work you can is of major importance" (27). In other words, if we worry about the part we can do locally, instead of thinking that we cannot do it all, then together we can make a noticeable difference.
by Angela Strunk
The Long-Legged House. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1972. A book of nonfiction.
The Country of Marriage. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973. A book of 37 poems.
* source : http://www.tipiglen.dircon.co.uk/wendellberrybooks.htm - "I do have an interest in this book, which is for sale. (If you have bought it, dear reader, I thank you. If you have borrowed it, I honor your frugality. If you have stolen it, may it add to your confusion.) Most of the sale price pays the publisher for paper, ink, and other materials, for editorial advice, copyediting, design, advertising (I hope), and marketing. I get between 10 and 15 percent (depending on sales) for arranging the words on the pages.
As I understand it, I am being paid only for my work in arranging the words; my property is that arrangement. The thoughts in this book, on the contrary, are not mine. They came freely to me, and I give them freely away. I have no "intellectual property," and I think that all claimants to such property are thieves."
articulate
Expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language: an articulate speaker.
Characterized by the use of clear, expressive language: an articulate essay.
Work
[Gentleman Hacker|http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/03/the-rise-of-the-gentleman-hacker/]
http://www.randsinrepose.com/archives/2009/10/12/the_leaper.html : Life in a big or small company is an information game where you are judged by the amount and accuracy of your information. This game becomes more complex as you leave the individual contributor role for management, but even as an individual, you are expected to be aware of your surroundings and able to describe them to others.
[The Strange "Job" Concept]
How One Person Can Change the World
[Articles] > How One Person Can Change the World
by [Geov Parrish]
Geov Parrish
[People] > Geov Parrish
WorkingForChange
WorkingForChange
[Links] > WorkingForChange
http://www.workingforchange.com/
Masaru Emoto
Book : [The Message from Water]
The Message from Water
[Books] > The Message from Water
Quester
http://www.daretochange.com/empowerment.html
Miraculous Messages from Water
[Articles] > Miraculous Messages from Water
http://www.wellnessgoods.com/art_wat_messages.html
Osho Commune
http://osho.com/main.cfm/Area/MedResort/Language/English.htm
Franz Konz
http://www.ivu.org/evu/eurocong99/Franzkonz.html : "...His first step to defeating stomach cancer was vegan raw food. However, the more he read about the subject and particularly by close self-observation, 20 years ago he realized that "[Urkost]" - original food, i.e. wild plants, was the only right kind of diet for humans in order to be free of illnesses and health problems or to heal people if no organic damage had already been sustained..."
[Der Große Gesundheits-KONZ]
Der Große Gesundheits-KONZ
[Books] > Der Große Gesundheits-KONZ
http://www.bfgev.de/dggk/
Gary Snyder
"You have to be careful writing about Gary Snyder, because he's such a Zen guy you get the feeling anything you write will be vastly inferior to silence"
Frederick Mann
[Articles] : [The Strange "Job" Concept]
Water
[Miraculous Messages from Water]
[Books]: [The message from water]
John Dingell
[People] > John Dingell
http://www.house.gov/dingell/
Gregory Adams-Tait
http://thoughts.editthispage.com/
Greg Franklin
http://flyingchihuahuas.editthispage.com
quotes [Isaac Stern] at http://flyingchihuahuas.editthispage.com/faq
Instant memory flood, and an instant statement of politics: As fast as you can remember 'em, you can get 'em. Only one guy had the vision (and ego) to put the classic principle of instant gratification through music into a piece of software. Software so easy to use, even college students could figure it out!
So to produce compelling software, you have got to steer a course between bureaucracy and geekocracy. Steer it towards the New World, where the people are.
Sails on the bay
"Surrounded by glass, Sails on the bay is a Melbourne restaurant which sits one meter from the golden sands of Elwood Beach making the bay your dining canvas. The sun sets right outside our windows, sparkling on the waters of Port Phillip Bay. The view is uninterrupted and on any given day you can view a cruise liner sailing across the bay, a wind surfer or at night the flickering lights of the West Gate bridge sparkle in the distance."
The Strange "Job" Concept
[Articles] > The Strange "Job" Concept
Hypertext
P.S. Last summer, for example, I read a newspaper article announcing, in the awestricken voice of the science journalist, "a new generation of technological inventions—most of them involving some variation on the home computer." The two inventions specifically described in the article were electronic newspapers and something called "hypertext."
The benefits of the electronic newspaper apparently all have to do with convenience: "These screens will display a front page with an index. The user can tap a pen to the screen to call up a story, flip a page, turn a still photograph into a TV news scene, or even make a dinner or theatre reservation from an ad."
Hypertext "makes it possible to create all sorts of linkages and short circuits within a text." And this "is extremely useful in organizing technical material so that the reader can efficiently select which parts of a text to read." The reason for this, according to a "consultant," is that "usually you don't want to read everything— you only want to read what you don't know . " Hypertext "is reader-friendly and makes it easy to chart a path to the desired parts." Thanks also to this invention, "creative writing professors are teaching courses about how to write hypertext novels that literally go in all directions." These novels are "interactive":
This opens up new realms of choice and creativity. In some ways it frees the reader from being merely a passive receptacle of the " author's genius (or lack of same)
It disgusts me because I know there is no need for such products, which will put a lot of money into the pockets of people who don't care how they earn it and will bring another downward turn in the effort of gullible people to become better and smarter by way of machinery. This is a perfect example of modern salesmanship and modern technology—yet another way to make people pay dearly for what they already have (the ability to turn the pages of a newspaper or respond to an ad; the ability to read and write, to choose what to read, and to read "actively").
I read about these things with contempt because of the nonsense and the falsehood involved. For example, no real comparison is made in this article between paper newspapers and electronic ones. The stated difference is simply that one is newer and somehow easier than the other. And what exactly is implied by the use of a machine that makes it possible to read only "what you don't know"? is this perhaps what we call "skimming"? But how do you know, without reading or at least skimming, whether you know or do not know what is in a text? And what of the pleasure of reading again what you already know? The assumption here is that reading is an ordeal, of which the less said the better. And don't we remember that television was once expected to produce a new era of general enlightenment? And now will we believe that the electronically stupefied will turn from their soap operas to "hypertext" and indulge themselves in "subtleties and complexities" beyond the powers of James Joyce? And are we to suppose that readers of, say, James Joyce have hitherto been mere passive receptacles of his genius? And haven't we known all along that the stories are endless?
My joy comes from my instantaneous knowledge that I am not going to buy either piece of equipment. When the inevitable saleswoman comes to tell me that I cannot be up-to-date, or intelligent, or creative, or handsome, or young, or eligible for the sexual favors of so fair a creature as herself unless I buy these products, dear reader, I am not going to do it. It >>> [Why I am not going to buy a computer]
genuine
[Words] > genuine
http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=genuine
Great Virtues of the Dhamma
http://theravada.net/general/dhamma/dhamma_virtues.html
Hunger
[Words] > Hunger
From [Ending Hunger: Now That We Can, We Must!|http://www.rehydrate.org/facts/ending_hunger.htm]
HUNGER is not appetite; it is a profound, debilitating, devastating, intensively painful, human experience. It keeps us from working productively, from thinking clearly, from resisting disease. Ultimately, if it goes on long enough, it kills us.
[Hunger: Myths & Realities|http://www.rehydrate.org/facts/hunger.htm]
SCM
Supply Chain Management
SRM
Supplier Relationship Management
Keith Parkins
I came across his pages searching for information about [Wendell Berry]...
He maintains pages about [Books Worth Reading], [Literature], [Gaia] etc.
Books Worth Reading
[Keith Parkins]' http://www.heureka.clara.net/books/ : "...The intention of this small corner of cyberspace is to try and highlight some of the many books that are worth reading. Ask for them in your book stores, recommend them to your friends, demand they appear on the shelves of your public and college libraries..."
Spirituality, Yoga, Hinduism page
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Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
immortality even as the cucumber is severed from its bondage (to the
Slow Dance
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
Kaminomoto
http://www.kaminomoto.co.jp/ : "This Page is Japanese Only."
Greg Smith
When Greg Smith passed his mother and father intellectually at 5, they took it in stride. But then the world beat down his door, offering opportunity and danger in equal measure. What's a parent to do
Bringing Up Genius : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16604-2002Jan8.html
To Those With Little Dust
It is related (and the story is no less significant whether historically true or not) that after attaining Enlightenment the Buddha's first impulse was to abide in the effulgence of Bliss without turning back to convey the incommunicable to mankind. Then he reflected: "Some there are who are clear-sighted and do not need my teaching, and some whose eyes are clouded with dust who will not heed it though given, but between these two there are also some with but little dust in their eyes, who can be helped to see; and for the sake of these I will go back among mankind and teach" It is for those with little dust in their eyes that this journal is intended.
Bringing Up Genius
[Articles]/[Children] > Bringing Up Genius
"When Greg Smith passed his mother and father intellectually at 5, they took it in stride. But then the world beat down his door, offering opportunity and danger in equal measure. What's a parent to do"
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rules the World
An Inspired Talk delivered by [Gurudeva] Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami on his 54th Jayanti, on January 5, 1980, at the Kadavul Hindu Temple in Hawaii, enjoining the modern Hindu woman to not forsake her dharma but protect the home and nurture the family as her gift of love to the next generation. Hmmm! It seems not to have gone out of date much.
Don't forget that in the East the ties of the extended family are very close. Women live in a community, surrounded by younger and older women, often living in the same house. They enjoy a rewarding life which includes helping the younger ones and being helped by those who are more mature. Several generations work together in sharing the joys as well as the burdens of household culture. It is different in the West. Women here usually do not have the advantages of close association with other family members. Naturally, they become a little lonely, especially if they do not have a religious community of friends. They get lonely and want to get out in the world and enjoy life a little. This is another reason women leave the home. It is very unfortunate.
In the East there is a better balance of the masculine and feminine forces. In the West the masculine is too strong, too dominant. The feminine energies need to be allowed greater expression. But that does not mean women should start doing what men do. No. That only confuses the forces more. A better balance must be found. In the East the woman is protected. She is like a precious gem. You don't leave it unattended. You protect it. You guard it well because you don't wish to lose it. Hindu women are guarded well. They are not allowed to become worldly. They are not exposed to the looks and thoughts of a base public, nor must they surrender their modesty to contend with business affairs. She can be perfectly feminine, expressing her natural qualities of gentleness, intuitiveness, love and modesty. The home and family are the entire focus of a Hindu woman's life.
I speak often of the change humanity is going through in moving out of the agricultural era and into the technological age. This change has affected the dharma of the woman and the dharma of the man in an interesting way. During the tens of thousands of years of the agricultural age, families lived and labored mostly on farms or in craft guilds. The entire family worked on the farm. The men all worked in the fields; the women and children worked in the home. Children were a great asset. More children meant more help, a bigger farm. There were many chores that a young boy or girl could do. When harvest time came, everyone joined in. It was a one team, and everyone contributed. When the crop was sold, that was the income for a combined effort from all members--men, women and even children. In a very real sense, everyone was earning the money, everyone was economically important.
In the technological era, only the man of the house earns the family income. Everyone else spends it. The husband goes to work in a factory or large company office while his wife and children stay at home. There is not much they can do to help him during the day with his work. His work and his wife's are not as closely related as in the old days. He is the provider, the producer now; she and the children are consumers. Because the children cannot help much, they have become more of an economic liability than an asset. This, coupled with the population problems on the Earth, devalues the economic importance of the woman's traditional role as wife and mother. Whereas raising children and taking care of the farmhouse used to be a woman's direct and vital contribution toward the family's livelihood and even the survival of the human race, today it is not. Whereas they used to be partners in a family farm business, today he does all the earning and she feels like a dependent. The answer is not to have women join their men in the factories and corporations. The answer is to bring traditional religious values into the technological era, to find a new balance of karma that allows for the fulfillment of both the man's and the woman's dharma.
When young couples marry, I help them write down their vows to one another. He must promise to support her, to protect her, to give her a full and rewarding life. She must promise to care for him, to manage the home, to maintain the home shrine and to raise fine children. I ask them each to respect the other's realm, to never mentally criticize the other and to make religion the central focus of their life together. I ask the young bride to stay in the home, to be a little shy of involvement in the world.
A mother's place is within the home and not out in the world working. When she is in the home all day, she brings love and security to the children, sensitivity and stability to the husband. By raising her children, she changes the course of history. How does she do that? She raises strong children, good and intelligent children. They will grow up to be the great men and women in the community, the leaders of the nation. They will be the farmers, artists, businessmen, the teachers, the doctors, the lawyers, the architects, the presidents and, most importantly, the spiritual leaders. They will be the mothers, the homemakers and child-raisers, scientists and inventors, pioneers and poets, artists and sculptors and creators in all dimensions of life. It is such men and women who change the course of human history. This is the great power held by the mother and by no one else: to properly mold the mind and character of her children. And she trains her daughters to do the same by example and gentle guidance.
Of course, she also holds the opposite power, expressed through neglect, to allow her children to grow up on their own, on the streets where they will learn a base life. Such children will as surely change society and human history, but negatively. They will be the common men and women, or fall into mental and emotional abysses, there to express man's instinctive nature and become the exemplars of violence and lust, of dependence and crime. The very direction of humankind is right there in the early years, to be turned toward a great potential through love and attentiveness or allowed to decay through neglect. The mother is the child's first guru, and she alone can shape the mind in those impressionable years. So, you can all see the truth in the old saying: "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world."
Take the case of a mother who is at home every day, morning and night, attending to her children. As she rocks the cradle, her love and energy radiate out to the infant who then feels a natural peacefulness and security. She has time for the child, time to sing sweet lullabies and console when the tears come, time to teach about people, about the world, about the little things in growing up, time to cuddle for no reason except to express her love. On the other hand, the working mother has no time to do extra things. When the infant cries, she may, out of her own frustrations of the day, become impatient and scold him, demanding that he keep quiet. "I told you to be quiet!" she shouts. The infant doesn't even understand English yet. You can imagine this helpless child's feelings as he receives an emotional blast of anger and frustration directed toward his gentle form. Where is he to turn? He cannot find refuge even in his mother's arms. What will the next generation be like if all the children are raised under such circumstances? Will it be strong and self-assured? Will it radiate kindness to others, never having had kindness given to it? Will it be patient and understanding? No. It is a proven fact that most of the people in prison were neglected or beaten as children. It is also a proven fact that nearly all parents who mistreat their children were themselves mistreated by their parents. Unless mothers care for and love their children, society will inherit an entire generation of frustrated adults who were once frustrated children. These will later be the people who rule the world. Then what happens? They in turn raise their children in the same manner, for that is the only example of parenthood they have. They will think that neglect is natural, that children can get along on their own from an early age or be raised by a governess or nurse or at a day-care center. It's a circle: a childhood of neglect produces a bitter adult life; a childhood of love and trust produces a loving and happy adult life.
We learn so many important things from the mother. This learning is not just from the things she explains to us, but from the way she lives her life. If she is patient, we learn patience. If she is angry and unhappy, then we learn to be angry and unhappy. How wonderful it is for a mother to be in the home and give her children the great gifts of life by her example. She can teach them so many things, bring them into profound understandings about the world around them and offer them basic values and points of view that will sustain them throughout their life. Her gift of love is directly to the child, but indirectly it is a gift to all of humanity, isn't it? A child does not learn much from the father until he is older, perhaps eight or nine, or ten years of age.
Let me tell you a sad story. We have a book in our library which describes a plan, made by the Christians, to destroy Hinduism in Sri Lanka and India. One of their major tactics is to get the Hindu women out of the homes and working in the world. They knew that the spiritual force within the home is created by the unworldly woman. They knew that a secure woman makes for a secure home and family, a secure husband and a secure religion. They knew that the Hindu woman is the key to the perpetuation of Hinduism as long as she is in the home. If the woman is in the home, if she is happy and content and the children are nurtured and raised properly, then the astral beings around the home will be devonic, friendly and beneficial. But if she is out of the home and the husband is out of the home, the protective force-field around the home disintegrates, allowing all kinds of astral asuric beings to enter. Such a neglected home becomes inhabited by base, asuric beings on the lower astral plane. You cannot see these beings, but they are there, and you can sense their presence. Things just don't feel right in a home inhabited by negative forces. You have the desire to leave such a home as soon as you enter it. The children absorb these vibrations, these feelings. Children are open and psychically sensitive to such influences, with little means of self-protection. They will become disturbed, and no one will know the reason why. They will be crying and even screaming. They will be constantly disobedient. Why should they become disobedient? There is no positive, protective force field of religion established by the mother. This leaves the inner force field vulnerable to negative and confusing forces of all kinds, especially in modern, overpopulated cities where destructive psychic influences are so strong. These negative vibrations are penetrating the inner atmosphere of the home, and the children are psychic enough to pick them up and suffer.
Religion begins in the home under the mother's influence and instruction. The mother goes to the temple to get strong. That is the reason Hindus live near a temple. They go to the temple to gain the strength from the shakti of the Deity, and they return to the home where they maintain a similar vibration in which to raise the next generation to be staunch and wonderful citizens of the world, to bring peace on Earth, to keep peace on Earth. There is an ancient Tamil proverb which says one should not live in a city which has no temple.
Just as the two world wars took women out of the home, so did another recent change affect mankind. When the automobile came, people forgot about breeding. The automobile did one terrible thing: it made people forget how to breed and how to take care of one another. When people had horses, horses were a part of the family. People had to care for their horses and in the process learned to care for one another. People also had to breed their horses, and in that process learned about the value of intelligent breeding. In those days, you often heard of the "well-bred" person. You don't hear of the well-bred person anymore. People no longer consider that humans, too, are involved in the natural process of breeding. They have become forgetful of these important laws, and this has led to lack of discipline, to bodies indiscriminately creating more bodies. Who is living in them nobody quite knows. That's what we, as a society, forgot when the automobile replaced the horse. When you had a horse, you had to feed it, you had to train it, curry it, stable it and breed it. In breeding it, you had to choose a stud for your mare or find a suitable mare for your stallion. The qualities on both sides were closely observed, and the combination of genetics consciously planned. It was, therefore, natural for people in those days to seek proper mates for their children, and the results were the vital, creative and industrious children of the children. As a civilization, we are slowly forgetting such things, being more careless about our children's future, about their lives and minds.
Television has not helped the matter. In fact, it has virtually stopped the proper education of the child in those communities where it is watched for hours each day. Instead of developing a curiosity by adventuring for hours through a forest or climbing a tree, instead of discovering the wonders of nature and art and music, instead of becoming involved in sports and hobbies, children are mentally carried along by television stories through positive and negative states of mind. They become uncreative, inactive, never learning to use their own minds. Not all television is negative. Some of it can be quite educational; but hours and hours each day of passive absorption are not good for the child's mental and emotional development. Children need to be active, to involve themselves in a wide variety of experiences. If the mother is there, she can intelligently guide their television, being careful that they do not get in the habit of watching it for hours on end, and watching that bold sex, violence and other bad influences are not a daily experience. When the program is over, she can send them out to play. Of course, if she is gone, they will watch anything and everything. For the young, television is one of the most senseless pastimes there is, carrying the mind further and further away from the true Self. I think you will all agree that our values, the values found in the holy Vedas, Tirukural and other sacred scriptures are not found on television. Instead, TV gives our children a brutal and unbalanced view of life which distorts in their minds how life really is. These are very serious questions. It is the mother who protects her children from negative influences, guiding their young minds into positive channels of expression.
Take the case of a farmer who raises livestock, who milks cows and goats. He works hard. He gets up early and takes care of his animals. He cannot succeed if he is also working part-time in the grocery store downtown. He just can't do it. Those animals need attention. There is no sensible man who would run a farm, with cows and goats and chickens, and not be there to take care of them, because those animals need a lot of help. He stays there and takes care of his business. He is a farmer and that is his duty, and he knows it.
From the point of view of the Second World, or astral plane, the home is the family temple, and the wife and mother is in charge of that spiritual environment. Man can come into that sanctum sanctorum but should not bring the world into it. He will naturally find a refuge in the home if she is doing her duty. He will be able to regain his peace of mind there, renew himself for the next day in the stressful situations that the world is full of. In this technological age a man needs this refuge. He needs that inner balance in his life. When he enters that sanctuary and she is in her soul body and the child is in its soul body, then he becomes consciously conscious in his soul body. He leaves the conscious mind, which is a limited, external state of mind and not a balanced state of mind. He enters the intuitive mind. He gets immediate and intuitive answers to his worldly problems. How can he not be successful in his purusha dharma in the outside world when he has the backing of a good wife? She is naturally perceptive, naturally intuitive. She balances out his intellect, softens the impact of the forces which dash against his nervous system from morning to night. Encouragement and love naturally radiate out from her as she fulfills stri dharma. Without these balancing elements in his life, a man becomes too externalized, too instinctive and sometimes brutal.
If a woman is working, she cannot provide this balance. She has to start thinking and acting like a man. She has to become a little harder, create a protective shell around her emotions. Then the home loses its balance of the masculine and the feminine forces. Take for example the situation in which the wife rushes home from work fifteen minutes before the husband. She's upset. The children come over from grandmother's house or she tells the baby sitter to go home. She scurries to prepare something before he comes home, then rushes to get herself looking halfway decent. Emotionally upset, she tries to calm herself, tries to relax and regain her composure. Her astral body is upset. The children's astral bodies are upset. The husband enters this agitated environment--upset by being in the world anyway--and he becomes more disturbed. He was looking forward to a quiet evening. He feels neglected, disappointed, and that leads him to become distraught, even angry. No wonder he beats his wife and abuses his child. He's mad. He gets more and more disturbed until there is nothing left to do but walk out. It's a totally impossible situation. Furthermore, it's not going to get better but exceedingly worse.
The situation I have just described is one of the main reasons that marriages today have become less stable, that so many married couples--sixty to seventy percent, I'm told--are experiencing difficulties and breaking up. People never get married with the intent of breaking up. Never. The forces do it. You put two magnets together one way and they attract one another. Turn one around, and they repel each other. The same force that brought the people together, when it is not handled right, makes them pull apart and hate each other. They can't see eye to eye. Then to make up, they go out to dinner to talk it over--in another frustrating asuric situation, as far out in the world as they can get--to try to make up. When that doesn't help, they come home, still frustrated. If they went to the nearby temple and worshiped the Deity together, that would help. They would return home in a different state of mind, and discover that their vibration had changed. Why does it help to go to the temple? Because the Deity is in the temple. The Deity is there to adjust the forces of the inner nerve system, to actually change the forces of mind and emotion.
In the home the mother is likened to the Shakti Deity. She is the power of the home. None other. So she has to be there. She has to be treated right. She has to be given the things she needs. It is the man's duty to provide for her and for the children. The husband should provide her with all the fine things, with a good house which she then makes into a home, with gold and jewels and clothes, gold hanging down until her ears hurt, more bracelets, more things to keep her in the home so she is feeling secure and happy. In return she provides a refuge, a serene corner of the world where he can escape from the pressures of daily life, where he can regain his inner perspective, perform his spiritual sadhana and meditations then enjoy his family. Thus, she brings happiness and peace of mind to the family, to the community and to the world.
This working together of the home and the temple brings up the culture and the religion within the family. The family goes to the temple; the temple blesses the family's next project. The mother returns home. She keeps an oil lamp burning in the shrine room on the altar. It's a beautiful thing. All this happens because her astral body is not fretted by the stresses and strains of a worldly life, not polluted by the lustful thoughts of other men directed to her. She is not living in the emotional astral body. She is living in her peaceful soul body of love, fulfilling her dharma and radiating the soulful presence called sannidhya. She was born to be a woman, and that's how a woman should behave.
The Christian-Judaic-Islamic idea of a one life, that "you have to get everything out of this life because when you're gone, you're gone, so grab all the gusto that you can out of life" has given the modern Western woman the idea that she is not getting what she should, by being a woman, and therefore the world looks doubly attractive because she is just passing through and will never come back and doesn't want to miss anything. So, living a man's life is very, very attractive. She doesn't want to stay home all the time and not see anything, not meet anybody, go through the boredom of raising a family, taking care of the children. She wants to be out with life, functioning in a man's world because she is told that she is missing something. Therefore, you can understand her desire to get out and work, start seeing and experiencing life and mixing with people, meeting new people. The Hindu woman does not look at life like that. The Hindu woman knows that she was born in a woman's body--this soul has taken an incarnation for a time in a woman's body--to perform a dharma, to perform a duty for the evolution of the soul. The duty is to be a mother to her children, wife to her husband, to strengthen the home and the family, which are the linchpin of society. She knows that the rewards are greater for her in the home. She knows that all she is missing is a man's strenuous work and responsibility, that her stri dharma is equally as great as a man's purusha dharma, even though they are quite different by nature. Because she knows these things, she fulfills her dharma joyously.
Now, a woman may wonder, "If I don't work, how are we going to pay the bills?" The real reason that most women work is economic. The economy of the world is becoming more and more difficult, and the first answer to money problems, especially in the West, where the family unit is not too strong these days, is to have the woman go to work. This is an unhappy solution. The sacrifices are greater than the rewards. It is a false economy. Many times I have told young wives to stay home with their children. They worry. Their husbands worry. But with the wife at home, working to strengthen her husband, he soon becomes confident, creative, energetic. He is reinspired and always finds a way to make things work.
Of course, religion must be the basis of the home to make it all work. When women leave the home to work in the world, they sacrifice the depth of their religion; their religious life then simply becomes a social affair. This is true of both Eastern and Western religions. As long as the mother is home, the celestial devas are there, hovering in and around the home. How many of you were raised with your mother staying at home? Well, then you know what I mean. Now, what if she wasn't at home when you were a child? You came home and mother wasn't there. You had to fix your own snack in an empty house. You didn't feel much cared for. You were alone in an empty house, perhaps frightened, and you went around seeing if someone was hiding in the closet. You didn't feel that motherly, protective feeling. When mother finally does come home, she has other things on her mind. She is tired. She has worked hard, and now she has to work even more. She is not thinking about the little helpless kid who can't take care of himself or herself. She may get home and think to herself, "I just can't forget about that good-looking man I met at the office. I even see him in my dreams. I have a husband and I shouldn't be thinking about such things, but" And on and on and on. Arguments begin to happen for the first time in the home. What do you do? You worry for awhile. You cry a little. As soon as you can, you start fending for yourself. You work out ways to take care of yourself or even to get away from the unhappy situation as soon as you can. You end up out on your own in the world at a young age, before you are mature enough to cope with it.
Then there is the situation in which the wife is working for her husband in the home. This is not ideal, but it is far better than having her out, away from her husband, under another man's mind. At least the family is working together toward a single goal, and the mother is there to care for the child and answer questions. Of course, if working in the home does not allow for closeness of mother and children, then it is to be avoided--if, for instance, the work is so demanding that the mother is never free to play with the young ones or is so pressured by her other duties that she becomes tense and upset. Otherwise, it is a positive situation. From the child's point of view, mother is home. She is there to answer questions, to make a dosai or say "Go make yourself a nice dosai."
Walldorf
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Walldorf is surrounded by large pinewoods and mixed woodlands offering numerous opportunities for rest and recreation. Owing to its favourable situation near the motorways Karlsruhe - Frankfurt (A5) and Mannheim - Heilbronn (A6 - motorway intersection Walldorf), Walldorf is a favorite residential and industrial town. It lies 116m above sea-level, has 14,000 inhabitants and provides almost every kind of facility for leisure.
anger
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Aasaanji : Your best teachers in life are your own [fear] & anger. So don’t run from them, learn from them
[Osho] : .....Psychologists say that anger is temporary madness. It is madness in its complete form, only temporary. It lasts a short while and hence you are not aware of it. If it becomes permanent, you will go mad. That which is temporary, can become permanent any time.....
Chinese Proverb : If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid one
When you become angry leave the place immediately. Take a long walk; stay away for a half hour. Repeat the sacred mantra OM SANTI one hundred and eight times. You will find that your anger subsides. Another way is to count from one to thirty - your anger will subside. When anger tries to show itself, observe silence. Never utter a harsh word. Try to nip it off before it emerges from the subconscious mind.
You will have to be alert. It tries to come out so suddenly. But, before anger manifests in the mind, there is agitation in the mind. If you strive to subdue anger, then hatred subsides - but even then there may be slight impatience lingering there. Eschew this slight disturbance also. For a man who is leading a divine life, this is a serious drawback. Irritability is a weakness of the mind. Remove it by practising tolerance, mercy and love. Calmness is a direct means to the realisation of Brahman.
Man wastes much energy by becoming angry, very often over little things. The whole nervous system is shattered and agitated. If this anger is controlled, by brahmacarya (purity), forbearance, love and vicara (enquiry), a man can move the whole world. Anger manifests so suddenly that it is difficult to check it. The impulses it generates are so powerful that he is swayed by them. Control anger. Control the mind.
you. So you'd better cope with your anger. Stay with it and cope with
examine that independently of your anger. I'm not going to be influenced
by your anger...
[Gurudeva] : .....Anger, I have observed, is the most difficult fault for people
eight rungs of anger on the "violence ladder:" sneaky anger, the cold
rage. Some people are just angry all the time because they live in the
lower nature, constantly engaged in mental criticism and arguments. Anger
money to an orphanage. It soon gets too expensive to get angry. However,
the penance of fasting for the next meal after they get angry works.....
Jealousy
The third way to destroy jealousy, is a developed stage. Just repeat the formula, "I am the all" - "I am the all-in-all". Think that there is nothing but atman, your own self, everywhere. Jealousy will slowly vanish. You will experience infinite joy.
Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College
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John Hogue
http://www.hogueprophecy.com/bio.htm : "I hate writing about myself. Anything said will only have a glass fragment of truth and not present before you the whole mirror reflecting a human being. Fragments held too tightly as the whole truth tend to cut and slice one’s hand. Any identity or label is a piece of the whole person; however, as this is the dark age of Kali Yuga, let us move forward in the darkness of print."
Stories
[Anthony de Mello] : The Master gave his teaching in parables and stories, which his disciples listened to with pleasure -- and occasional frustration, for they longed for something deeper.
Heaven & Hell
up." The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler
"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.
you are still loved, you are still cared for, guess what you get? A joke
So my friend, next time if you get a joke, don't think that I have sent you
svarnasharira
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Rules to follow to be happy
Don't take advantage of others, they may take advantage of you.
Don't be wasteful, only diligence and frugality can make you free of debt.
Don't be vengeful, there's no end to vengeance.
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Growing together as a couple
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We all know that it is not easy to keep the sweetness of the initial relationship alive when demands from work and family keep mounting on us. Our daily lives can become a routine of work and we wonder where is the sweetness that we first experienced? It is worth checking from time to time if we are growing together or growing apart.
Here are some steps we can take to bring the sweetness back and grow together.
Was it music, dance, movie or books that you enjoyed sharing with each other when you first met? Revive your interest and enthusiasm with whatever you enjoyed in the beginning. Make a date with each other to go see a movie or read a good book together.
One of the biggest problems of a close relationship is that the other person knows your weakest points. Do not ever take advantage of your partner’s weakness. Instead strengthen that weakness with what you have to offer. Remember that you two form a team that can face the world so if you are united, you can compensate for each other’s weaknesses. If not, the others can exploit both of your weaknesses.
Often, children figure out a split in their parent’s relationship and take advantage of the split. Even if you disagree with your partner about any discipline issue, let your children know that whatever you decide will be the result of both of your inputs.
Plan at least one uplifting activity together on a regular basis
Pick an activity that brings out your higher self. It can be a religious, social, volunteer or sport related activity. Plan this activity with some regular frequency. For example, decide that you will visit a local temple once a week or attend a book club together every month. To avoid getting into the rut, keep checking from time to time if you still enjoy this activity or try out different options. The goal is to get in touch with your higher ideals that may get lost in the routine of everyday life.
At every anniversary, keep checking to see if you are growing together – what interests you and how you have grown in last few years. Make amends in the areas where you think you may have missed some opportunities for growth. You can use your favorite activities as your barometer to see how you are growing. Have you created any new interest recently? Have you learnt to appreciate new kind of music?
What is happiness?
* · But above all, happiness is when we forget ourselves doing what we enjoy the most!
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Lao Tzu
To attain Knowledge, add things every day. To attain Wisdom, remove things every day.
thalidomide
A sedative and hypnotic drug, C13H10N2O4, withdrawn from general use after it was found to cause severe birth defects when taken during pregnancy. It is sometimes prescribed to treat leprosy.
Thomas Sydenham
"Fresh air was a new therapy in Sydenham's day. And today a search for pure air, pure raw milk, pure water, natural, unprocessed, unpreserved foods, unsprayed vegetables, nourishing whole-grain bread is too simple, too unpretentious to be extolled as a "new" therapy in treating disease."
Soul
[Mending the Tattered Soul|http://members.aol.com/thesoulhaven/] : ...Just as a broken bone or a skin laceration causes pain to the body, a damaged soul causes pain to the psyche. The difference is that the soul, unseen and elusive, is not so easily set or bandaged. Even so, an injured soul aches and bleeds and often sets up a raging infection that contaminates the physical body as well as the mind...
Job
[The Strange "Job" Concept]
The Soul of Money
Work and money are inextricably linked, but it is not necessary to work exclusively for money. The soul cares only that the basic needs of the body are met. It is human ego that urges us to spend ourselves into a prison of debt.
Ego
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That stingy, vigilant security guard admits only the narrowest bandwidth of reality… It’s really good at performing all those activities that natural selection values: getting ahead, getting liked and loved, getting fed, getting laid. Keeping us on task, it is a ferocious editor of anything that might distract us from the work at hand, whether that means regulating our access to memories and strong emotions from within or news of the world without.
Aanmodaya Ashram
De Mazenod Nagar, Enathur Village, Vedal P.O., Kancheepuram,District, 631 552. India
Nationalist
George Orwell (Notes on Nationalism) : The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
[Osho] : IF you are born Mohammedan, you have to disappear as a born Mohammedan. If you are a born Hindu, you have to disappear as a born Hindu. You have to find your natural qualities- because only nature grows. Birth is accidental, birth determines nothing. It was coincidence that you were born in a home where people were Hindus - it is as much a coincidence as if they belonged to a particular political party. If your parents were Catholics you need not to be a catholic. You have to search for your own path; each one has to search for his own path.
Ashram
http://www.barnett.sk/software/sos/osho/osho-talks/person05.htm : Commune, love, be together, rejoice -- but remember always you are alone.
Three visions for India
longer a developing nation but one of them. It made me feel very proud
FOUR: One day an orthopaedic surgeon from Nizam Institute of Medical
acknowledge them. Why?
sensing satellites. We are the second largest producers of wheat. We are
the second largest producers of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan, he has transferred the tribal village into a
place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the
picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his
garbage. YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke,
to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.
and get lost." YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other
than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand. Why
government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all
excuse? "It's the whole system, which has to change, how will it matter
if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry." So who's going to change
Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to
change instead of sending Jokes or junk mails.
Du kannst, denn du sollst
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Kyosei
"kyosei means living and working together for the common good"
What is the purpose of life?
...In God’s creation, there is a purpose in everything...It is our duty to use our intelligence and find out the purpose of God in blessing us with those special powers...Sri Krishna : After death a man is what he has been just before his death. If he has not controlled lust and anger in this life, and acquired peace of mind and joy, he cannot have them after death...One is not asked to give up one’s legitimate pursuits necessary for one’s livelihood. But while being so engaged, one should not lose sight of the essential purpose of life... ( ref : http://www.voiceofsankara.com/swami/mahawords/default.asp?show=purpose )
Weekly Knowledge
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Chris Pirillo
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David Weinberger
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George Bernard Shaw
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What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Summerhill School
Summerhill School is unique. It is a progressive, co-educational, residential school, founded by A. S. Neill in 1921; in his own words, it is a `free school'. This does not mean, alas, that it is state funded. The freedom Neill was referring to was the personal freedom of the children in his charge. Summerhill is first and foremost a place where children can be free.
Bad Antogast
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Art of Living
Art of Living Foundation is dedicated to serving society by strengthening the individual. We do this by offering programs that eliminate stress, create a sense of belonging, restore human values, and encourage people from all backgrounds, religions, and cultural traditions to come together in celebration and service.
Respect
But more importantly analyze what it is that triggers the sense of respect.
"Thank those who do not respect you. They have given you freedom. When people respect you, they often take away your freedom. They expect you to smile at them, recognize them and behave in certain way with them. If they do not respect you, you are not obliged to answer their questions and you can drop all formalities. You will be naturally smiling or frowning. Either way you will be complete.
"When people love and respect you, you are obliged to return their courtesies because you do not want to hurt them. But when they do not respect or love you, they will not be hurt by your actions and words, so they set you free.
"True freedom is not an "I don't care" attitude. It is lightness from within, a genuine smile and lack of stiffness. Such freedom will not bring arrogance. True love blossoms only in such freedom. And when there is genuine love, respect simply follows you."
European Ashram, [Bad Antogast], Germany
The less you are attached to your virtues, the more self-respect you have. If you get attached to your virtues, you look down upon everybody else and the virtues start diminishing. Non- attachment to virtues brings the highest self-respect.
Often one confuses ego with self-esteem. Ego needs the other for comparison, but self-esteem is just confidence in oneself. For example, a gentleman claims that he is thorough in mathematics or geography; this is self-esteem. But to say, "I know better than you," that is ego.
Ego upsets you very often. Self-esteem is immune to getting upset by external factors. In self-respect everything is a game, winning or losing has no meaning, every step is joy, every move is celebration.
Heaven and Hell
They entered a room where a group of people sat around a huge pot of stew. Everyone was famished, desperate and starving. Each held a spoon that reached the pot, but each spoon had a handle so much longer than their own arm that it could not be used to get the stew into their own mouths. Their suffering was terrible.
Matthew Lyon
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Gut Huebenthal
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Mother Meera
Mother Meera was born on December 26, 1960 in the village of Chandepalle in southern India. She soon showed herself to be an unusual child: by the age of three She would report "going to various lights." Her parents treated Her as an exceptional child and loved Her very much. Her family was not especially religious and She was not brought up in any tradition. Her real parents were the spiritual guides that She met in vision; it was from these that She received the love and help She needed. The state of samadhi was constant for Her. Under the auspices of Her uncle, Mr.Reddy, She lived for some time in Pondicherry where Her extraordinary presence attracted considerable attention. She married a German in 1982 and he stays with the Mother. She presently lives in Thalheim, a quiet village in Germany. Although She has not sought publicity, thousands of people from all over the world come to receive Her darshan, her silent bestowal of grace and light through Her gaze and touch. Mother Meera is worshipped as the Divine Mother in India.
The unique gift of Mother Meera to the world is to make available for the first time in the history of the Earth the radical transformative Light of Paramatman, the Supreme Being. In this time of crisis and growing spiritual hunger, the Mother offers Her children a direct transmission of Light that dissolves all barriers and changes the entire being. This Light can be received by all who are open, whether or not they have met Mother in the body.
The Divine Mother is in a body, offering in this hardest of times a path of joy and transformation, a chance to open to Her blessing, to receive and work with Her light, to change ourselves and the world in which we live.
GERMANY
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Mainau
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Karadaiyan Nombhu
Karadaiyan Nombu is a festival of special significance to married women all over Southern India. Women worship Goddess Gowri and pray for longevity and welfare of their husband. Through this festival women try to emulate the devotion of Savithri and her love for her husband, Satyavan. Her bhakti to Goddess Gowri gave her the strength and wisdom to win back her husband's life from Yaman, the Lord of Death.
We Live By choice, Not by Chance.
he added, "You cannot be a good manager if you cannot manage yourself.
Self-management revolves around controlling the mind and the intellect." The
management guru from Mumbai is renowned for conducting The Power of Self
management seminars in the United States, Europe, Australia and India. Swami
Parthasarathy said, "Your mind can cause damage. If your intellect does not
Oh, Poor India!
Poor India ! Every time it looks as if thy head is coming above water, that at last your are accorded some breathing space, after having suffered so much for centuries at the hands of bloody invasions, pernicious colonisers, or secular enemies from within, you are plunged back into darkness, by some unexpected twist of fate, some unheralded, unnecessary, perverse, unfair setback, such as the Sabamarti Express killings.
Poor India: The British made sure they fashioned a class of Indians who were brown in skin, but white in their thoughts. They were made up to dress British, eat British, think British and even dream British in their sleep. Today their descendants, the journalists of the English press, are thy worse enemies. They dress Western, eat Western, think Western and even dream Western in their sleep. What matters to them is not what might utter Indiaâs sages, avatars, gurus, wise men and yogis, who dress Indian, eat Indian, think Indian and even dream Indian, but what the western media, or Amnesty International will think about India. They are not interested at all by what the Bhagavad Gita, probably the worldâs most revelatory, most comprehensive, most relevant sacred book has to say, or how Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Indiaâs 21st century avatar, could help. No, they would rather turn to Gustave Thoreau, Marx or Jean-Paul Sartre, people who have even lost relevance in he West, for a solution to thy immense problems.
Poor India ! Thy journalists are indeed thy worst enemies: they have proved it again after the Sabamarti episode. Here you have fifty eight innocent people, thirty of them being women and children, who are savagely murdered in the most horrific manner, only because they are Hindus. They have killed nobody, whatever the rightfulness or wrongfulness of their cause, they have burnt nobody; they have insulted nobody. And yet, the whole grisly episode was turned against them: instead of being victims of the most horrendous premeditated murder, thy journalists made them responsible for their own deaths. Why ? Because they were "fanatics ", who want to build a temple dedicated to the most cherished of Hindu Gods, Ram, on a site which has been held sacred by Hindus for three thousand years ? What a terrible crime ! But Spanish Christians retook the Mosques which had been built by the invading Moors and reconverted them into churches. Turks too grabbed the beautiful Byzantine basilicas in Istanbul, erstwhile Constantinople and made them into mosques - and nobody today finds anything to say. But look how the Indian Media also keeps throwing the blame on the VHP which is "forcing" the temple issue and "provoking" Muslims. Then, when the rioting started and Hindu anger at the terrible manner in which their brothers and sisters were killed, was directed at Muslims, it became "communal rioting"; and of course, people like M.J. Akbar put the entire blame on Hindu "fundamentalism". Yet, it is the Hindus who have always been the target of Muslim killings, whether it is in Kashmir, Bangladesh, or Pakistan. But when they dare to hit back, they are labelled as "fanatics", forgetting that India has been a land of refuge for centuries, thanks to Hindu tolerance.
Poor India ! When a Graham Staines is burnt alive, all of Indiaâs English press goes overboard in condemning his killers, but when 58 Graham Staines are murdered, they keep silent. Why ? Whatâs wrong with Indian journalists ? This is plain common sense, logic, the most basic of human intelligence: people who kill in the name of God, can be called fundamentalists; people who ram planes full of innocent people on buildings full of other innocent people, should be called terrorists. But why should people who want to peacefully build a temple be also called fundamentalists ? Even those Hindus who brought down the Babri Masjid, after millions of temples were razed by Muslim invaders, did not kill a single soul in the process, whether it was right or wrong to do it . Yet, Islamâs vengeance, which planted bombs in the heart of Bombay, with the help of the ISI and the tacit backing of Saudi Arabia, and killed hundreds of innocent people, was acceptable to Indiaâs "secular" journalists and was also labelled as "communal rioting". Today, Star Newsâ anti-Hindu and pro-Muslim bias is so gross, that it should be laughed at. Unfortunately, it does damage by confusing Indiaâs middle and upper middle class, who are unsure of their moorings and on top of that, it gives India such a bad image in the eyes of the world.
Poor India ! Not only thy own journalists always run thee down, but most of the western press ignores thee, when it is not debasing thee: "a train full of Hindu 'extremistsâ was burnt", said an Agence France Presse dispatch dated Saturday 2d March, which went around the world. Full of Hindu "extremists" ? Do they mean to say that the forty innocent women and children who were burnt were "extremists" ? No self-respecting Government should allow such bias in foreign reporting: in China these press outfits would be immediately thrown out. But the worse is that this piece was probably written by an Indian stringer - and a Hindu at that - who wants to prove to his or her White Masters, that she is Whiter than the White, more Secular than the Secular. Oh, poor India.
Poor India ! Do thy Oxford-speaking, pipe-smoking, Scotch-drinking journalists understand that post 11th September and December 13th, there has been a shift in the Pakistani strategy vis a vis India. After the intense American pressure to give-up terrorism, they have resorted to triggering a communal war here: the Godhra killings were the first such example of this new strategy, as reports speak of Pakistani illegals leading the mob (as well as Congress Muslim local leaders). Foreign funds for the Islamic cause in South Asia have also dried-up, as the United States has frozen many accounts, and part of the new scheme is to generate local funds in India via the madrasas, by creating a feeling of insecurity amongst the Muslim minority and then say: "look what happened to us in Ahmedabad, we need funds to protect ourselves". Do Indian journalists know that madrasas in UP get 33 crores from the government per year and in Bengal 135 ? If they do, they make sure it is never publicized.
Seshayee Paper and Boards Limited
SPB is a leading paper manufacturing company in India Offering a wide range of high quality products
Sundram Fasteners Limited
Sundram Fasteners Limited (SFL) is a part of TVS, the largest automotive component group in India. Sales of the group exceeds US$ 1.7 billion, making the TVS group one of India's largest industrial houses.
Seven
[via garret|http://www.dangerousmeta.com/posts/02/20021204] [Seven Horses of Highly Effective People|http://www.who2.com/sevenhorses.html]
* knowledge without character,
Yama's four letters
officer' (the scavenger in the Master's dictionary!) the same fruit that
Philosophy
[Osho] : 'PHILOSOPHY is a disease, and not an ordinary one either. It&#8217;s not a common cold. It is cancer- Cancer of the soul. Once a person is lost in the jungle of philosophy he becomes more and more entangled in words, concepts, abstractions and there is no end to it. One can go on and on for lives together.'
Abhyanga
is an ayurvedic therapy in which a massage in done using herbal oils to help balance the doshas.
Sudha Ragunathan
Sudha Ragunathan is one of the biggest stars in [Carnatic] Music. A disciple of Late M.L.Vasanthakumari, she has managed to capture the hearts of Carnatic Music lovers the world over. She draws full houses wherever she performs and is one of the most sought after of South Indian Classical musicians.
http://www.sangeetham.com/sudha.htm
Yoga
[Hatha Yoga Pradipika] : ...Yoga perishes by these six: overeating, overexertion, talking too much, performing needless austerities, socializing, and restlessness...Yoga succeeds by these six: enthusiasm, openness, courage, knowledge of the truth, determination, and solitude...
Victor Borge
[People] > Victor Borge
Laughter
[Victor Borge] : "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
Four Words
A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a
adults in small dosages. When the child showed signs of poisoning,
He is indeed a genius in human relationships.
Meister Eckhart
The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent and hard-working
Gayatri Mantra
[Images] > Gayatri Mantra
[http://www.carnatic.com/images/gayatrimantra.jpg]
(source : http://www.angelfire.com/me2/sutras/ssrs.html)
Pam Alexander
"Ideas will only get you so far these days. Count on personal relationships to carry you farther."
Test2
|<a href=http://www.research.att.com/~north/cgi-bin/webdot.cgi/http://static.userland.com/gems/kishore/mentors.txt.map><img src=http://www.research.att.com/~north/cgi-bin/webdot.cgi/http://static.userland.com/gems/kishore/mentors.txt.gif ismap></a>
Triple Filter Test
In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high
Ceanne DeRohan
never good enough to have, get, be what I wanted.
Ken Burns
fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.
Factelligence
[Software] > Factelligence
http://www.cimnetinc.com/FactelligenceOverview.htm
A.D.Karve
into fuel has won the world's largest renewable energy and conservation
The West, apparently, is over the moon about the sheer simplicity and dogged
countries like India for indigenous ways of generating and using green fuel.
Kenya, each of which suggested new ways of using solar energy to improve
Hasso Plattner
Hasso Plattner is CEO, co-chairman, and co-founder of SAP AG. He has served as co-chairman since 1997. In 1972, he founded SAP together with four IBM colleagues. An electrical engineer, he is responsible for strategy, marketing, corporate communications and development of SAP solutions in the areas of discrete manufacturing and service industries. He is also CEO of SAPMarkets.
* 2003 May 12 - [Hasso Plattner elected to Supervisory Board|http://www.sap.info/en/news.php4?OID=Article-117103ebfa253f1cc2] : ...SAP AG held its Annual General Meeting in Mannheim, Germany. At the meeting, all of the items proposed by the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board were approved by more than 99 percent of the represented voting capital. Hasso Plattner, former Co-Chairman and CEO of the SAP Executive Board, has been elected as a member of the Supervisory Board...
* 2003 May 09 - End of an Era at SAP - On May 9, 2003, [Henning Kagermann] became the sole CEO and Chairman of the SAP Executive Board. At the 16th Annual General Shareholders' Meeting for SAP AG, held in Mannheim, Germany last Friday, Hasso Plattner, the last of SAP's original five co-founders, was appointed to the SAP Supervisory Board, succeeding [Dietmar Hopp], himself a co-founder and CEO of the Walldorf software company.
* 2003 Feb 04 - [SAP denies Plattner wants to step down|http://www.infoconomy.com/pages/news-and-gossip/group74447.adp] : ...However, the SAP spokeswoman, referring to a German term for people growing tired of strenuous jobs, added: "Contrary to what everyone is saying, Hasso isn't Amtsmuede. He isn't retiring."...
* 2003 Feb 04 - [Plattner winds down SAP role|http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1042491465995] : ...SAP, Europe's biggest software developer, is understood to be preparing for the departure of Hasso Plattner, the last of the group's founders, in a move that will leave management board member [Shai Agassi] in sole charge of the company's technological development...
Balakrishnan Matchap
Balakrishnan Matchap, certified by Vivekananda Yoga Institude, Bangalore, India, has been in the fitness industry for more than 10 years. He is also trained in Thai Traditional Massage by Wat Po Traditional Medical School, Bangkok, Thailand.
Merlion
When Prince Nila Utama landed on the island, he saw a strange beast. He later learnt that it was a lion and immediately named the island "Singapura", a Sanskrit word for Lion (Singa) and City (Pura).
The Merlion symbolises in its lion head, the legend of its discovery
Bas Suijs
Manager Business Systems at BHP Billiton
Life in Perspective
dad, for showing me how poor we are." Too many times we forget what we have
Krimml
Krimml is a small town located in the Alps, in Austria. Krimml's claim to fame is the waterfall located nearby. The Krimml waterfall is the highest in Europe, at 380m from top to bottom. The waterfall gets through aroun 150 cubic meters per second. That's an awful lot of water! Actually, it is three distinct falls, with short stretches of river between them.
Sirshasana
Sirsha­sana is the king of all Asanas. Spread a fourfold blanket. Rest the head over locked fingers, and slow­ly raise the legs up. Then slowly bring down the legs without jerks. Take the help of a, wall or any of your friends in the beginning. Do it for a minute; and gra­dually increase the time to ten minutes. It removes diseases of the eyes, ears, nerves, blood, stomach, in­testines, gonorrhoea, spermatorrhoea, dyspepsia, con­stipation, etc. It augments the digestive fire and im­proves appetite. It is a blood and nervine tonic. In­tellectual faculties develop. It helps Brahmacharya and makes you an Oordhvareto-Yogi.
Brahmamuhurta
4 a.m. in the morning is termed as Brahmamuhurta. Because it is favourable for meditation on God or Brahman, It is called Brahmamuhurta. At this particular hour, the mind is very calm and serene. It is free from worldly thoughts, worries and anxieties. The mind is like a blank sheet of paper and comparatively free from worldly Samskaras. It can be very easily moulded at this time before worldly distractions enter the mind. Further, the atmosphere also is charged with more Sattva at this particular time. There is no bustle and noise outside.
early in the morning. The sages who instituted this custom must have
[Nitya Karma|http://www.urday.com/nitya.htm] : ...A man must get up one and a half hour before Sun Rise. There are many disadvantages of not awaking in that time...
Progesterone
[2do] > Progesterone
http://www.menopause-online.com/progestins.htm
http://www.natural-progesterone-advisory-network.com/
Manfred Baldas
is Geschäftsführer of http://www.das-elektro-haus.de/
Svara Sadhana
Svara Sadhana, practice of breath, is the revealer of Satya, Brahman and bestower of the Supreme Knowledge and Bliss. Perform calm acts during the flow of Ida and harsh acts during the flow of Pingala. Do acts resulting in the attainment of psychic powers, Yoga, meditation, etc., during the flow of the Sushumna. If the breath rises by Ida (moon) at sunrise and flows throughout the day, and Pingala (sun) rises at sunset and flows throughout the night it confers considerable good results. Let the breath flow through Ida the whole day and through Pingala the whole night. He who practises thus is verily a great Yogi.
How To Change The Flow In Nadis
4. Keep the two heels together near the right buttock. The right knee will be over the left knee. Keep the left palm on the ground a foot away and let the weight of the trunk rest on the left hand. Do not bend at the elbow. Turn the head also towards the left side. This is an effective method. Catch hold of the left ankle with the right hand.
5. The flow of breath can be changed by Nauli Kriya also.
6. There are some who are able to change the flow by will.
8. The most effective and instantaneous result is produced in changing the flow through Khechari Mudra. The Yogi turns the tongue inside and blocks the air passage by the tip of the tongue.
The above exercise is intended for general regulation of breath. Many other special exercises for the purification of Nadis and awakening Kundalini will be given in the subsequent chapters. A knowledge more secret than the science of breath, a friend more true than the science of breath, has never been seen or heard of. Friends are brought together by the power of breath. Wealth is obtained with comfort and reputation through the power of breath. The knowledge of the past, present and the future and all other Siddhis are acquired and a man reaches the highest state, by the power of breath.
Willpower
The five stages of our journey are: attention, concentration, meditation, contemplation and Self Realization. Consciousness is the path. Awareness is the traveler. Willpower is the fuel. It does not take time.
Pizza
http://www.sivananda.org/yogalife/spring98/index.html?page=/yogalife/spring98/spring98-6.htm
Ceylon Corners
[Companies] > Ceylon Corners, [Mannheim], [Germany]
Asian Markt, Getraenke
Available: Indian, Srilankan, Thailand, African Food items,Indian vegetables, Tamil->(CD,VCD,DVD), Video, Cassett, Books, Newspaper, Telephone cards.
Sid Taylor
[Wisdom] is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot
passing generation.
Wisdom
[Sid Taylor] : Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each
passing generation.
mozzarella
http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/4079/mozzarella.htm
Capers
http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/4079/capers.htm
Eugene P. Northrop
[People] > Eugene P. Northrop
WHETHER YOU ACTUALLY READ the books you buy - or merely arrange them in your shelves in a way that makes your friends say 'Here is a person who is exciting to know!'
Horace Greeley
The darkest hour of a man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
Unconditional Acceptance
I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my
college degree. The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher
project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald's one
short gentleman, close to me, he was "smiling". His beautiful sky blue
gentleman was his salvation. I held my tears as I stood there with
and laid my hand on the blue eyed gentleman's cold hand. He looked
college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand. I
college student. I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would
. An Angel wrote: Many people will walk in and out of your
Hyde Flippo
http://german.about.com
Norman Walker
Dr. Norman Walker is the longest-lived, widely-known raw-foodist
Dr. Walker's live-vegetable-juice therapy for healing them of "incurable"
until Dr. Walker's death in 1984 at the age of 118. Dr. Walker passed away
ailments common to people of advanced age.
"Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices: (118 pgs.) -- A complete guide to
organ, gland and cell in the body is affected by the condition of the large
"Become Younger" (121 pgs.) -- The author shares his secrets as to how to
Raw-Recipe Book: "The Vegetarian Guide To Diet & Salad" (125 pgs.) --
Inn
http://surprise.editthispage.com/2002/03/29
Palace
http://surprise.editthispage.com/2002/03/29
Cancer
* http://gerson.org/ - Gerson Therapy - an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.
Lifestyle Changes to Heal Cancer - http://anticancerliving.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/lifestyle-changes-to-heal-cancer/ - via https://twitter.com/RawBoutenkos
Organice Freshly pressed Orange Juice Fasting > read [Roe Gallo]'s book !
Beef
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/31/magazine/31BEEF.html?pagewanted=print&position=bottom
source : http://iowa.weblogger.com/2002/04/02
Defeat
temporary, and its punishment is but an urge for me to greater effort to
Henning Kagermann
[People] > Henning Kagermann
Henning Kagermann is a co-chairman and CEO of SAP AG. He has been co-chairman since 1998 and a member of the Executive Board since 1991. A physicist and mathematician, he joined SAP in 1982. His areas of responsibility include sales and distribution, consulting, and international customer relations.
2005 March 09 - [Enemy at the Gates - Henning Kagermann, chief executive of SAP, talks to David Gow|http://money.guardian.co.uk/businessnews/story/0,1265,-1431002,00.html] : ...Henning Kagermann still looks like a physics professor, with his gray, curly hair, pensive, deep-set eyes behind old-fashioned, rimless glasses. He is, instead, an unusual chief executive with a disarming, self-deprecating humor, and he likes heavy metal and slips into concerts whenever he can. When he joined SAP in 1982 it employed 90 people and had revenues of DM24 million. Now it employs 33,000, turned over €7.5 billion last year when it had 26,000 customers in more than 120 countries...
Werner Brandt
Werner Brandt is the chief financial officer of SAP AG. He has been a member of the Executive Board since February 1, 2001. Before joining SAP he was a member of the executive management board of Fresenius Medical Care AG, where he acted as CFO and labor relations director.
Claus Heinrich
Claus E. Heinrich, a business economist, joined SAP in 1987 and the Executive Board in 1996. His responsibilities include the development of SAP solutions in areas of finance and accounting, human resources management, logistics, and supply chain management, as well as the process industry solutions. He has been responsible for labor relations since 1998.
Gerhard Oswald
[People] > Gerhard Oswald
Gerhard Oswald joined SAP from Siemens AG as an application consultant. A member of the Executive Board since 1996, he oversees SAP's internal systems as well as the entire service sector. In addition, he is responsible for the certification of and relationship with global outsourcing partners.
Peter Zencke
Peter Zencke, a mathematician, joined SAP in 1984. As a member of the Executive Board since 1993, he is responsible for the development of new solutions for customer relationship management and the coordination of SAP's international research groups and development labs.
OPML
Outline Processor Markup Language
Bad Kohlgrub
[Travel] > [Germany] > Bad Kohlgrub
Michael Neff
CIO, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (http://www.heidelberg.com/hq/eng/)
Referers
[Brent Simmons]' [Rolling Referers Page with PHP/MySQL|http://ranchero.com/php/rollingreferers/]
The Pencil Maker
The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. "There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.
Ann Wells
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Joe Loffredo
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Cyprus/5927/aboutme.htm
Sivananda Daily Readings
http://www.dlsmd.org/sdr/sdrmainpage.htm
Karma Yogi
Karma yoga removes the impurities of the mind and prepares it for the reception of divine light, divine grace and divine knowledge. Service of humanity is service of God. Work always elevates when it is done in the right spirit, without attachment and egoism.
Karma yoga expands the heart, breaks all the barriers that stand in the way of realising the ultimate unity and takes you to the door of intuition. It helps you to develop divine virtues such as mercy, tolerance, kindness, cosmic love, patience, self-restraint, etc. It destroys jealousy, hatred, malice and the idea of superiority. Karma yoga is the yoga of selfless action, without the idea of agency and without expectation of fruits. Work is worship of the Lord. There is indescribable joy in the practice of karma yoga.
A karma yogi should be absolutely free from greed, lust, anger and egoism. Only then can he do real and useful service. A karma yogi should have an amiable, loving nature. He should have perfect adaptability, tolerance, sympathy, cosmic love and mercy. He should be able to adjust himself to the ways and habits of others.
Bamberg
[Travel] > [Germany] > Bamberg
http://www.bamberg.de/english/englishpages.htm
Frankfurt
[Travel] > [Germany] > Frankfurt
German
[Words] > German
[German for beginners|http://german.about.com/library/anfang/blanfang01.htm] is very useful for [Living in Germany]
Vision Creates Great Leaders
crime". In the knowledge era, successful people will always
think of. In the Tamil newspaper, on the front page, two news
age of 82, while addressing young graduates. The message is
men and women before me not to lose hope and courage.
Success can only come to you by courageous devotion to the
lack is perhaps courage, what we lack is perhaps driving force
bridge of science and society. Friends, I request all who are
Thumba, the locality had series of villages and thousands of
and bureaucrats to get the place for the work of space science
and scientific leaders, all converge towards giving reverence to
produce world class huge rocket system and subsequently,
India has the capability of launching geo-synchronous,
path for the nation. What a beautiful message for all generation
armed with challenges of national development.
1857 or even before. I see the relationship between the urge for
independence and the emergence of great minds. As the
and technologists. Though there was no full-fledged effort at
industrial and educational leaders generated during the
have been to show the urge to build the Nation and
challenge? To become a developed India, the essential needs
terms of size of the economy. Our target should be a
technology packages in the core sectors such as agriculture
various branches of national development and generated 35
each technology package.
processing – we have to put a target of 360 million tons of food
nation needs young leaders who can command the change for
knowledge society from now to twenty years. The leaders are
management were the driving forces. Also, one very important
capable people because the mission triggers capability.
fields. I can see a virtual image of India, the children by 2020
Today, the Indian mind has to get ignited by our second vision
Self-Realisation
[Practical Way to Self-Realisation|http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/messages/self.htm]
Goal
[Swami Sivananda] : [Goal of Life is God-Realisation|http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/messages/goal.htm]
Life
http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/messages/goal.htm
[Some Practical Suggestions for Daily Life by H.P.Blavatsky|http://www.theosophical.ca/DailyLife.htm]
Ganesh Janakiraman
is Assistant Professor of Operations Management. Joined Stern 2003 - http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~gjanakir/ (previously http://www.stern.nyu.edu/om/faculty/janakiraman/)
Untertuerkheim
[Travel] > [Germany] > Untertuerkheim
George Herbert
[People] > George Herbert
(Get a daily wallpaper and quote from www.paperquote.com)
Bangalore
4.Next Lord krishna's sannithi. It was a huge hall.
Tulip Inn Marne la Vallée
Bussy st georges
Aulio
"Aulio Spania" , 'Bergware Alfredo Spania' labelled oranges are delicious...
Calw
[Travel] > [Germany] > Calw
Maulbronn
[Travel] > [Germany] > Maulbronn
Deutsche Uhrenstrasse
[Travel] > [Germany] > Deutsche Uhrenstrasse
The Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls, the largest Falls in Europe, offer a spectacular showpiece to visitors. With an average flow of 25’000 cubic ft / sec (700 m3 / sec) the water cascades down the cataracts, which are 450 ft ( 150 m) wide and 75 ft (23 m) high. Taking a boat trip into the basin below the cataracts you can feel the great power of the rushing water.
Ruhezeit
[Living in Germany]
Shai Agassi
[The Software Industry's New New Man|http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/global.influentials/stories/agassi/] : ...(TIME) -- How does a guy become chief technology developer of the world's largest business-software company by age 34? Answer: by getting an early start. Shai Agassi, the diminutive Israeli wunderkind of German powerhouse SAP, programmed his first computer at age 7. "Other kids collected baseball cards," says Agassi with a grin. "I collected punch cards."...
Genomics
[Words] > Genomics
http://www.fastcompany.com/online/29/jellis.html : "In My Humble Opinion: Genomics is the most important economic, political, and ethical issue facing mankind."
Titisee
[Travel] > [Germany] > Titisee
German Clock Route
[Travel] > [Germany] > German Clock Route
Rothenburg
[Travel] > [Germany] > Rothenburg
Sandhya
Upanishads speak very highly of Sandhya times. Sun rise constitutes a change from"darkness" to "light" and hence constitutes a "Sandhya" i.e junction. Similarly sun set is also a "Sandhya" i.e. a junction.
Opel-Zoo
[Travel] > [Germany] > Opel-Zoo
Kronberg
[Travel] > [Germany] > Kronberg
Kinderdijk
The Netherlands is famous for its windmills. Today there are still more than 1.000 mills. Nowhere in the world you will find as many windmills as near (the Dutch village) Kinderdijk. Around 1740 no less than 19 sturdy mills were built here. They have been well preserved to the present day.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/798
Elizabeth Shin
[Philip Greenspun's view of the Elizabeth Shin tragedy and her parents' lawsuit?|http://philip.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=000tcj&topic_id=22&topic=Ask%20Philip]
Chikkanna
[raised trees to fill a personal void.|http://www.goodnewsindia.com/Pages/content/inspirational/thimmakka.html]
Thimmakka
[They raised trees to fill a personal void.|http://www.goodnewsindia.com/Pages/content/inspirational/thimmakka.html]
Void
[Thimmakka] and [Chikkanna] [raised trees to fill a personal void.|http://www.goodnewsindia.com/Pages/content/inspirational/thimmakka.html]
Abentheuer
[Travel] > [Germany] > Abentheuer
Arindam Chaudhuri
suggested by [Prakash Sritharan] who comments
force management skills that a Director of a company
needs to all the people managent skills that a common
Shiv Khera
suggested by [Prakash Sritharan]
http://www.nriworld.com/achievers/20010106/success/suc0106.htm : .....Success", he says, "is the ability to bounce back when one falls down." Dismissive of management gurus, he says everything they have to say is already there in our scriptures and dohas.....
Prakash Sridharan
* [Out Reach|http://loyolacollege.edu/outreach.htm]
* [Loyola College|http://loyolacollege.edu/]
* Programming Languages
Kirsten Zambucka
"Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man is a mirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us. Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own. The whole world and its condition has its counter parts within us all. Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change."
Thich Nhat Hanh
[Books] : [Interbeing : Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism]
[Plum Village]
Interbeing : Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism
[Books] > Interbeing : Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism
P. T. Barnum
[Books] : [Art of Money Getting]
Art of Money Getting
[Books] > Art of Money Getting
http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/barnum/moneygetting/moneygetting.html
Pleiades
[Faces from the Ice Age|http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_2012000/2012385.stm] : "...It is part of Hindu tradition that Lord Muruga came from the
Plum Village
[Travel] > [France] > Plum Village
http://www.plumvillage.org/
Fourteen Precepts
Do not think that the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. Learn and practice non-attachment from views in order to be open to receive others' viewpoints. Truth is found in life and not merely in conceptual knowledge. Be ready to learn throughout our entire life and to observe reality in yourself and in the world at all times.
Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of suffering in the life of the world. find ways to be with those who are suffering by all means, including personal contact and visits, images, sound. By such means, awaken yourself and others to the reality of suffering in the world.
Do not maintain anger or hatred. As soon as anger and hatred arise, practice the meditation on compassion in order to deeply understand the persons who have caused anger and hatred. Learn to look at other beings with the eyes of compassion.
Do not say untruthful things for the sake of personal interest of to impress people. Do not utter words that cause diversion and hatred. Do not spread news that you do not know to be certain. Do not criticize or condemn things you are not sure of. Always speak truthfully and constructively. Have the courage to speak out about situations of injustice, even when doing so may threaten your own safety.
Do not use the Buddhist community for personal gain or profit, or transform your community into a political party. A religious community should, however, take a clear stand against oppression and injustice, and should strive to change the situation without engaging in partisan conflicts.
Pearl Buck
Your mind must know it has to get down to work.
Vaseegara
http://www.tamilsongs.net/page/player.cgi?509
Ginger
[Food] > Ginger
ginger root is a magical potion. Our ayurvedic doctor has taught us,
and experience confirms, that fresh ginger can settle your stomach,
fires of digestion, strong, especially while traveling. Grate two inches
of fresh ginger, then hold the mash in your hand, add slowly an ounce of
TogetherSoft
[Companies] > TogetherSoft
http://www.togethersoft.com/
Berlin
[Travel] > [Germany] > Berlin
http://www.germany-tourism.de/e/dest_cities_berlin_e.html
Pondicherry
Amsham Travels Travel Agents 48-B, Chetty Street, Pondicherry 605001
Ken Wilber
From [HeartSpace: What's New? Spiritual Essays, Poems, travels, etc.|http://www.heartspace.org/misc/new.html] : "Ken Wilber: I think any time you have a state that offers liberation from life's suffering, it's relevant. I don't think anybody would want to forgo a capacity for great liberation, including somebody in the modern world. The difficulty, of course, is how then do you bring that into the everyday world in a way that has some sort of relevance. I think that's where the general notion of the bodhisattva tends to make a great deal of sense,. Which is namely, you, after thoroughly realizing the formless state of nirvana, bring that realization to bear on every form that arises. The impulse that accompanies that is something known as compassion. So the driving force becomes, "I have been fortunate enough to find some kind of liberation, freedom, fullness in my own being. How can I communicate that to others in a way that benefits them?"
It's not very different than somebody came along to you and gave you a billion dollars. Most people's initial impulse is, "I'm going to share that with some other people that need it." It's the same thing if you get a really profound awakening experience. It's not, "Oh, I'm going to get away from the world," it's "Oh, somebody gave me a billion dollars. I'm going to go out and share it." And that's generally what happens with people who have that kind of realization. They are moved, in a very very profound way, to share the wealth. And that's what happens. "
Sadness
http://surprise.editthispage.com/2002/06/16
Mettingen
[Travel] > [Germany] > Mettingen
DaimlerChrysler's plant in Mettingen, Germany, manufactures 1500 gearboxes per day.
James Vornov
http://ondecidingbetter.editthispage.com/
Peter Lindberg
http://www.tesugen.com/
Smoking
some pepper or a piece of ginger; the tendency will then go away."
Food
[SabotageFoods]
!Vegetables
* Ladies Finger
* Cabbage
minimizing raw vegetables; avoiding white flour and refined sugar; not
(sweet, sour, pungent, astringent, bitter and salty); not overeating,
leaving one-third to one-quarter of the stomach empty to aid digestion;
ginger root is a magical potion. Our ayurvedic doctor has taught us,
and experience confirms, that fresh ginger can settle your stomach,
fires of digestion, strong, especially while traveling. Grate two inches
of fresh ginger, then hold the mash in your hand, add slowly an ounce of
Sanskrit
[Rutger Kortenhorst]
[Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide|http://www.kriya.org/magazine/sanskrit.htm] : The Sanskrit language numbers 50 letters: 15 vowels, 25 consonants, 4 semi-vowels, 3 sibilants, 1 aspirate, and 2 compounds.
[Christmas Then and Christmas Now|http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/ChristmasThenAndChristmasNow.htm] : ...as neither the modern Hindu devotee understands a word of the Sanskrit, nor the modern Parsi one syllable of the Zend, so for the average Roman Catholic the Latin is no better than Hieroglyphics. The result is that all the three--Brahmanical High Priest, Zoroastrian Mobed, and Roman Catholic Pontiff, are allowed unlimited opportunities for evolving new religious dogmas out of the depths of their own fancy, for the benefit of their respective churches...
arguably the largest lexicographical work ever -- at the Deccan College in
Pune has become a hostage of time as the work, though under way for 45
monumental project, titled "Deccan College Sanskrit Dictionary" started in
project, they had reached "ant." The final volume of the unabridged
dictionary was printed in 1928. At least the Sanskritists have one advantage
Oriana Fallaci
http://www.giselle.com/oriana.html : "I sat at the typewriter for the first time and fell in love with the words that emerged like drops, one by one, and remained on the white sheet of paper ... every drop became something that if spoken would have flown away, but on the sheets as words, became solidified, whether they were good or bad."
[Anger and Pride|http://surprise.editthispage.com/2002/06/29]
Obesity
http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Sauna/8198/Obesity.htm
iManage
[Companies] > iManage
[iManage, Inc. -- workflow management|http://workflow.imanage.com] Provides workflow management and software.
Brazil
Argentina last won the world cup in 1986.
Germany last won in 1990.
Vairagya
[How to Get Vairagya|http://www.thedivinelifesociety.org/download/vairagya.htm] : ...A little ginger bread and some sweetmeats, a son and a young wife, some position and power and a little money in the bank to boot will fill his heart with joy and calm down his nerves. That is all he wants....
Pattinathaar
[Pattinathu Adigal|http://www.geocities.com/ktsshiva/pattinathar.html]
[Pattinathaar Wisdom - Gnanam|http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/3582/pattinathar.html]
Prosperity
http://surprise.editthispage.com/2002/07/07
Self
in poverty, quite unaware of the value of the bowl with which he begged for
knowledge you collect from books and teachers. You would do better to pay
Upasarga
progress: hunger, thirst, laziness, passion, lust, fear, shame, anxiety,
excitement, adversity, sorrow, despair, anger, arrogance, delusion,
Politics
http://tesugen.com/2002/07/08.html#politics :
Pesto
[Pesto Genovese|http://www.dslextreme.com/users/fabrizioo/recipes/en/sughi/pesto.html]
Sadhana
Sadhana is a lifelong process. Every day, every hour, every minute, is an onward march. Obstacles are innumerable in this great voyage. But, so long as you hold God as thy guide, there is nothing to worry about. You are sure to reach the other shore.
Konrad Reinshagen
[People] > Konrad Reinshagen
Konrad_Reinshagen at med.uni-heidelberg.de
Sudarshan Kriya
[Sri Sri Ravi Shankar] : "We need to do a cleansing process within ourselves. In sleep we get rid of fatigue, but the deeper stresses remain in our body. Sudarshan Kriya cleanses the system from the inside. The breath has a great secret to offer."
What is the true meaning of life?
Be with this question. I can tell you one thing, you are very fortunate that this question arises in your mind. One in a million people will get this question. It is a very sincere question. it means you have started your journey toward the light. You stopped just existing and started on to the beautiful path. Be with this question, and don’t be in such a hurry for a ready-made answer from somebody. Go deep into yourself and you will find out.”
Language
[Words] > Language
Sri Sri [Ravi Shankar] : [Lessons in Living|http://www.lifepositive.com/spirit/new-age-catalysts/ravishankar/lessons-in-living.asp]
"The language of the head is words. The language of the heart is love. The language of the soul is silence."
Speyer
[Travel] > [Germany] > Speyer
die kunst des lebens
[Geschenk] / [Gift] > Die Kunst des Lebens
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
[Weekly Knowledge]
http://www.angelfire.com/me2/sutras/ssrs.html
Consultant
A consultant is someone who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is. If you do not know how to tell time, the consultant is very helpful indeed. But ultimately your best interest is to learn to tell time yourself. A good guru, psychologist, personal coach, psychic, astrologer, or healer helps you get in touch with your own wisdom. A guru sits beside a river selling bottled river water. If you do not know how to access the river yourself, the guru serves. And if the guru shows you to way to the river, he or she serves in the highest way. When you find the river yourself and plumb its life-giving waters, you have established your own relationship with Source. A guru is an extension of your own true self, showing up in an external form as a temporary teaching device, assisting you to become acquainted with the guru within. Ultimately the only guru is truth, which lives within you and everyone all the time.
The most beautiful place in the world
[Sri Sri Ravi Shankar] : There is a place where you can get, where everything is beautiful. Tourists travel from place to place looking for beauty. They try to experience beauty in every place and try to take it with them. But the experience will pass like tan and the rest not last. But there is this wonderful place we are all looking for. If you are able to get there, you will find beauty wherever you are. Where is it, this place? Don't try to find it here or there - go into yourself. If you are in touch with your self beauty will radiate out of you, wherever you are go. If you are quiet in your balance, noise turns into a melody, clouds are enchanting, rain is liquid sunshine.
Be Not Afraid
Love is a tangible reality. Sometimes it is born of passion or devotion; sometimes it is a hard-won fruit, requiring hard work and sacrifice. Its source is unimportant. But unless we live for love, we will not be able to meet death confidently when it comes. I say this because I am certain that when our last breath is drawn and our soul meets God, we will not be asked how much we have accomplished. We will be asked whether we have loved enough. To quote John of the Cross, "In the evening of life you shall be judged on love."
Léo Apotheker
[SAP Supervisory Board Appoints Léo Apotheker to Executive Board|http://www.sap.com/company/press/press.asp?pressID=1377] : ...German-born and fluent in five languages (Dutch, English, French, German, and Hebrew), Apotheker holds a B.A. degree in Economics and International Relations and a Masters degree in Business Administration...
Idli
1 cup washed urad dal (keep in fridge)
Grind them separately and mix together with salt.
Gingelly Oil
[Food] > Gingelly Oil
Gingelly oil is extracted from the gingelly seeds. Gingelly, also known as Sesame is a tropical plant found in India.
Gingelly oil is both used as a hair oil as well as a cooking oil.
It is used widely as a hair oil because of its unique properties. It is cold in nature and when applied, soothes the head and mind giving a whole new freshness and coolness. Habitual use of gingelly oil gives one long live, fine vision, high memory power and good health.
Gingelly oil is recommended by physiotherapists for body massages as well.
It also is an edible oil extensively used in cooking. Saturated fatty acids content, which causes rancidity in foods, is the lowest in gingelly oil thus preventing the food being contaminated easily. So it is widely used in the preparation of pickles and such food items needing a longer life.
[Gernot Katzer's Spice Dictionary: Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)|http://www-ang.kfunigraz.ac.at/~katzer/engl/Sesa_ind.html?no_frames]
Death
[Geoffrey Farthing] : [When we die|http://www.theosophical.ca/WhenWeDie.htm]
What is your goal in this life?
do it through thought; you'll get all mixed up. Are you ready to become a
congested mass of gaseous matter, which is what a confused mind looks
Moussaka
[Vegetarian Moussaka|http://www.earth.li/~kake/cookery/recipes/veg-moussaka.html]
Carrot Pudding
Mix the shredded carrots and soaked raisins in a bowl. Raisins will have to be soaked in advance. The day before would be preferable. Soak 1 cup of raisins to obtain 1 1/2 cup (or more). Save soak water. Blend all the rest of the ingredients together. Mix this sauce into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
Edsger Wybe Dijkstra
[People] > Edsger Wybe Dijkstra
[In Pursuit of Simplicity - the manuscripts of Edsger W. Dijkstra|http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/]
pain
adversities you get, the stronger and firmer will be your faith in
Giving
people give and they give generously, up to the point where they feel,
and spiritual power will flow through you, and you will merge with God
Enzyme
http://www.lifestar.com/Pages/WhyEnzymes1.html#Anchor-What-49575
Sacred Thread
http://www.hinduism.co.za/sacred.htm : ...The Sacred Thread is spun by a virgin Brahmana girl and twisted by a Brahmana. The composition of the Sacred Thread is full of symbolism and significance. Its length is ninetysix times as the breadth of the four fingers of a man, which is equal to his height. Each of the four fingers represents one of the four states the soul of a man experiences from time to time, namely, waking, dreaming, dreamless sleep and absolute Brahmanhood (Turiya or the fourth state). The three folds of the cord are also symbolical. They represent the three Gunas (Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas) reality, passion and darkness, out of which the whole universe is evolved. It was done, so that the Sattwaguna or the good quality of reality may predominate in a man, and so he may attain spiritual merits. The three cords remind the wearer that he has to pay off the Three Debts he owes:
The three cords are tied together by a knot called Brahma-granthi, which symbolises Brahma, Vishnu and Siva (the trinity of gods, Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer). Besides, extra knots are made in the cords to indicate the various Pravaras of a particular family.
The Acharya (teacher), while investing the student with the Sacred Thread repeats an appropriate Mantra, asking for strength, long-life and illumination for the boy, the boy looking, in the meanwhile, towards the sun. A Brahmachari (student) can put on only one set of the Sacred Thread. A householder is given privilege to wear two, one for himself and one for his wife. There are different methods of wearing the Sacred Thread at different occasions. While performing an auspicious ceremony one should be Upaviti, that is, the Sacred Thread should hang from his left shoulder. At the performance of some inauspicious ceremony one should be Prachnaviti, that is, the Sacred Thread should hang from the right shoulder; and at times he is called Niviti when the Sacred Thread is worn round the neck like a garland...
Satsanga
The word ‘Satsanga’ is the combination of the two words ‘Sat’ and ‘Sanga.’ ‘Sat’ means existence absolute, which is Brahman. ‘Sat’ is the essential nature of Brahman which is permanent in things that change, which is the only reality that upholds the world of appearance.
Wilhelm Zwerger
[People] > Wilhelm (Willi) Zwerger
Johanna Spyri
http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Glade/8905/page10.html
Heidi
[Heidi by Johanna Spyri|http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Glade/8905/index.html]
CPIM
Certified in Production and Inventory Management
Tamil
Tamil is a language
Guru
[The Tantrik Guru|http://www.shivashakti.com/guru.htm] : ...Because the guru gives mantra to a disciple and because she or he embodies the spirit and life of that mantra in an unbroken lineage to the Rishi who first perceived it, she or he is held in the utmost regard in the tantrik tradition.....This tradition of the "crazy" guru is embedded deep in the lore of the tantriks and the Nathas and has its value in shaking the conditioning of someone who aspires to be a Kaula, the tradition avers. For similar reasons, some elements of the tantrik tradition in India, such as worship in cremation grounds, the consumption of pig flesh and some sexual practices, were intended to rattle orthodox tendencies in tantrik pupils. (For a full exploration of this topic, see Holy Madness by Georg Feuerstein, Arkana 1992)...
Tibetan Proverb : A guru is like a fire. If you get too close, you get burned. If you stay too far away, you don't get enough heat. A sensible moderation is recommended.
Michael Murphy in a 'New Age' interview : We do need teachers, and there is such a thing as true authority - a person who really knows something. But the trouble is what they used to call in psychology "the halo-effect": a person's authority is overextended, and you get people going to, say, Einstein for political opinions - or to a guru on every matter. Independent judgement is a fairly rare quality among human beings. Part of being alive and growing and the whole art of living is to refine that independent judgement - to learn a kind of courage to stand up for one's inner voice and to be able to say when the emperor has no clothes.
[Ram Dass] in [Journey of Awakening] : Some people fear becoming involved with a teacher. They fear the possible impurities in the teacher, fear being exploited, used, or entrapped. In truth, we are only ever entrapped by our own desires and clingings. If you want only liberation, then all teachers will be useful vehicles for you. They cannot hurt you at all. If, on the other hand, you want power, a teacher may come along who talks about liberation but subtly attracts you by your desire for power. If you get caught and become a disciple of such a teacher, you may feel angry when this teacher turns out to be on a power trip, not leading you to enlightenment. But remember: at some level inside yourself, you already knew. Your attraction to this teacher was your desire for power. Your anger is nothing more than your anger toward yourself.
Param Poojya (His Holiness) Swami Chetanananda Saraswati - He hails from the Siddha lineage of Avadhoot Nityananda and Paramhansa Muktananda of Vajreshwari - http://www.siddha-loka.org : ...DIVINE LIGHT, the indweller of all beings, illuminates the universe. Realizing this truth through the grace of the Sadguru is the goal of human life. The secret of a successful life lies in meditation on the SELF. [Meditation] occurs spontaneously through Shaktipat [Deeksha]. Only a Siddha Guru is capable of giving Shaktipat Deeksha by HIS divine word, touch, glance and thought...
Sri Eknath Easwaran - http://www.nilgiri.org/nilgiri.cfm?pageid=5001
Oberlahr
[Travel] > [Germany] > Oberlahr
Berchtesgaden
[Travel] > [Germany] > Berchtesgaden
[Berchtesgaden National Park|http://www.germany-tourism.de/e/6308.html]
Phil Semmer
CIO, [General Mills]
General Mills
[Companies] > General Mills
http://www.generalmills.com/
Courses
Have you attended any courses that have changed your life ? I have and they have :-)
Karl Wiegers
[People] > Karl Wiegers
Arvind Swami
source : http://www.prolease.com/managementeam.htm
Arvind Swami is a Second Generation businessman with business interests in Global Trade, Engineering, Finance and Investments, Medical Diagnostics and Information Technology. He is also a highly recognized and critically acclaimed actor in India. He has been featured and reviewed in Time Magazine for his "soulful performances". Arvind is the winner of many awards including the Prime Minister's award for National Integration. He is a multi-faceted individual combining outstanding creative abilities with excellent business acumen. He is a member of many associations and business forums in India and abroad. He has a graduate degree in Business Studies and Management.
Arvind Swami is part of the team for Strategic Planning and Implementation of ProLease's 'Global BPO Business'. His focus is primarily in new projects outside of The United States of America. His responsibility lies in strategizing entry into new BPO businesses, evaluating partnerships, and exploring new Geographies for creating ProLease's off-shore BPO capabilities. He plays a pivotal role in Mergers and Acquisitions and evaluating new projects. He has been associated with ProLease since inception.
Europe
[Germany]
Germany : Heidelberg, Schwetzingen, Speyer, Frankfurt, Lake Constance, Munich, Saarbruecken, Orschloz, Abenteuer, Mannheim, Koblenz, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Baden Baden, Titisee, Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Kirche, Passau, Koeln, Bad Schoenborn,
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GPS
http://www.geocaching.com/articles/gps_buying.asp
Thomas Merton
matter how uncomfortable our nests get with all that metal in them.
Shave
[Learn2 Get a Clean, Close, Comfortable (Facial) Shave|http://web.archive.org/web/20000824070737/http://learn2.com/05/0566/0566.asp]
Auensee
[Travel] > [Germany] > Auensee
The Best Part of Knowledge
[Articles] > The Best Part of Knowledge
[Knowledge]
Juice
frucht aktiv sportgetränk - apfel-grapefruit-zitrone - säfte aus kraichtal - Zumbach
Pilgrimage
[Words] > Pilgrimage
[Anthony de Mello] : To a group of his disciples whose hearts were set on a pilgrimage the
"Strange," said the Master slyly after he had tasted it. "The holy water
Genius
[Words] > Genius
Lord Essex : Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.
[Bringing up Genius|http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16604-2002Jan8.html]
Ron Hornbaker
[Article in Reader's Digest - A Novel Idea|http://www.bookcrossing.com/ReadersDigest-Aug2003.html] : ...Our goal is to make the whole world a library...
Rudram
[Glory of Rudram|http://www.geocities.com/kiran_king1/rudram.html] : ...Rudram is treated as the celebrated portion of Yajurveda with the sacred Sivapanchakshari mantram (Namasivaya) enshrined within it. It has got two portions called Namakkam and Chamakkam each containing eleven chapters or Anuvakams. Most of the chapters in the first portion end with the letter namaha or namo namaha while the ending letter of the second portion is “cha me”...It is firmly believed that every deity is pleased with Rudra japam, also that by chanting it whatever be the genuine prayers of one the same will be granted. Rudra japa is spoken of as a great purifier and the most effective expiation (pariharam) for even the worst sins. In summary Rudra japam is the best sadhana for attaining both material and spiritual benefits from Almighty...
[Rudram in Tamil and English|http://www.geocities.com/nayanmars/Documents.html]
[Rudram in Romanized text and Devanagari font|http://www.geocities.com/Athens/6893/scriptur.htm]
Bill McDermott
[Let's get ready to rumble|http://news.com.com/2008-1082-960676.html]
Koenigssee
[Travel] > [Germany] > Koenigssee
Lake Koenigssee is 8 km long, upto 1 1/4 km wide and lies 602 m above sealevel. The average depth is 150 m. The deepest points are almost 200m. Koenigssee is the cleanest lake in Germany
Ram Dass
RHINEBECK, NEW YORK, October 5, 2002: Ram Dass, recognized as a New Age
Omega Institute, a New Age retreat, was named for him. Ram Dass, formerly
years, Ram Dass became a leader in many New Age communities before finally
Man
...A man, according to the Science of Para-Vidya, is not entitled to be called a man in the true sense of the word, unless he has full knowledge, both theoretical and practical, of his distinguished position in Creation, his several component parts-body, mind and soul-in order of comparative importance, and of his relationship to the Unseen Power, called God, which is to be achieved while he is living on this earth...
Trier
[Travel] > [Germany] > Trier
Abdul Kareem
http://www.goodnewsindia.com/Pages/content/inspirational/abdulKareem.html
Amalaki
Energetics : All taste but salty, mostly sour, sweet aftertaste. very cooling
Tissues : Circulatory, digestive, excretory
Actions : Nutritive tonic, rejuvenative, aphrodisiac, laxative, refrigerant, stomachic, astringent, hemostatic, anti-oxydant, immune system stimulant, anti-tumor, anti-viral
Indications : Acid dyspepsia, bleeding disorders, hemorroids, anemia, diabetes, gout, vertigo, gastritis, colitis, hepatitis, osteoporosis, constipation, biliousness, weakness of liver and spleen, premature greying an hair loss, convalescence from fever, general debility, tissue deficiency, mental disorders, palpitation, teething, obesity, poor eyesight, HIV, AIDS.
It has dozens of valuable molecular constituents, such as phyllembic acid, putranjivain, and Vitamin C. Fresh Amalaki is one of the world best source of Vitamin C with up to 1400 mg of relatively heat stable vitamin C per 100 gm of fresh fruit. This vitamin C is naturally chelated with bioflavanoids and other unique molecules which increase its potency at least 10 times over synthetic Vitamin C. Recent research on Vitamin C confirms many of the traditionally known uses of Amalaki. It has been found that Vitamin C increases interferon, stimulates the immune system, is a powerful anti-oxydant (protects cells from free radical damage), helps to produce anti-stress hormones, and protects against cancer, degenerative diseases, and infections2.
Amalaki is a proven anti-viral, anti-tumor, and is even a potent anti-HIV herb due to putranjivain10. It raises the protein level in the body which is one way that it decreases obesity and helps the immune system defeat invasions of pathogens. It is excellent for children as it promotes growth and equally excellent for seniors as it inhibits aging mecanisms in the body. Since it removes excessive heat, air, and agitation in the body, and promotes coolness, clarity, and stability, it is well suited for people with fiery constitutions or aggravated and depleted conditions. Finally, because of its strong toning ability, it is useful in general debility and systemic rejuvenation. This incredible potent herb is recommended for all people.
1: Most of the technical ayurvedic information for most of the herbs, such as energetics and systems, etc, is from Frawley, D, and Lad, V, the " Yoga of Herbs ", Lotus press, Santa Fe, 1986.
Spiritualist Basics
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Cyprus/5927/sbaseNF.htm
Hindu Temples in France
[Hindu Temples in Germany]
* [List of Hindu Temples in Europe|http://www.geocities.com/Athens/5180/temple6.html]
Risk
[Dale Carnegie] : Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The 'sure thing' boat never gets far from shore.
20021112
[Expansive Marriage]
The Law of Leaky Abstractions
[Joel Spolsky] : http://www.joelonsoftware.com/printerFriendly/articles/LeakyAbstractions.html : ...Abstractions fail. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. There's leakage. Things go wrong. It happens all over the place when you have abstractions. Here are some examples...
Expansive Marriage
[Articles] > Expansive [Marriage]
http://www.anandaseattle.org/articles/ExpansiveMarriage.htm
Conquer The World Within
He is a true hero who has controlled his mind. There is an adage: "He
variety. It gets disgusted with monotony. It wants change of place,
change of food, change, in short, of everything. But you should train
Ulrich Beck
[People] > Ulrich Beck is one of Germany's most important sociologists and
except in academic circles. 9-11 should have changed that: the tragic
in the early 1990s while witnessing the resurgence of Green parties in
the pressure of changedchallenges and fundamental convictions, ...
Ovomaltine
Malzextrakt (teilweise direkt aus Gerste), kondensierte Magermilch, fettarmer Kakao, Eier (Bodenhaltung), Hefe, Mineralstoffe, Emulgator MCT-Öl, Kochsalz, 13 Vitamine, Aroma Vanillin.
Hiccup
http://www.tipsofallsorts.com/hiccup.html : ...Hiccups occur when a stimulus triggers the nerves which makes the diaphragm (the muscle that separates the lungs from the abdomen) contract involuntary causing the person to take in a quick breath of air into the lungs. The nerves involved here are linked to the diaphragm...Most hiccups are harmless...
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Michal Wallace
http://www.manifestation.com/ : ...I believe people can change in an instant. That doesn't mean we'll lose fifty pounds overnight, or suddenly find members of the opposite sex throwing themselves at our feet. But we can make decisions that move our lives in a new direction. The instant we make those decisions is the instant we change our lives...
garret p vreeland
http://www.dangerousmeta.com/
20021118
ref : http://www.bruderhof.com/articles/Crowd.htm : ...Passing Gas in Public...If someone in public happens to pass gas loudly, people are so startled, it is as if it were the voice of a spirit. So intoxicated are we when we are a public...To be like the others is humankind's degeneration, the degradation to copies...
Soren Kierkegaard
via [Background|http://www.webcom.com/kierke/bio/backgr.html] : ..."What I really need is to come to terms with myself about what I am to do, not about what I am to know, except insomuch as knowledge must precede every act. It is a matter of understanding my destiny, of seeing what the Divinity actually wants me to do; what counts is to find a truth, which is true for me, to find that idea for which I will live and die."...
When a memorial stone was erected on Gilbjerg Head at Gilleleje in 1935 to commemorate the centenary of the intellectual emergence of the young Kierkegaard, these words from his notebook were inscribed on the stone: "What is truth but to live for an idea."
[The Crowd] : ...Run with the Herd - and Get Nowhere...
In Praise of Black Sheep
...Neither should we forget that raising a "good" child is a dubious goal in the first place, if only because the line between instilling integrity and breeding self-righteousness is so fine...
...It is often hard for parents to see the benefits of having raised a difficult child - even when the outcome is positive. But strange as it may sound, I believe that the more challenging the child, the more grateful the parent should be. If anything, parents of difficult children ought to be envied, because it is they, more than any others, who are forced to learn the most wonderful secret of true parenthood: the meaning of unconditional love. It is a secret that remains hidden from those whose love is never tested...
Sadhu Sundar Singh
[Edward T. Babinski: The Uniqueness of the Christian Experience (1999)|http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/ed_babinski/experience.html] : .....Sadhu ("Sadhu" is Hindu for "holy man") Sundar Singh was raised a Sikh (Hindu for "disciple"). Sikhism is a sect within Hinduism that was founded about 1500 A.D. that teaches belief in one God and rejects the caste system and idolatry. Therefore, Sundar from a young age shared some of the same basic religious beliefs of Jews, Christians and Moslems. Moreover, Sikhism emphasizes the divinity of the holy teacher or "guru" - which made it easy for Sundar to later accept the Christian doctrine of "Jesus" as the "divine incarnation of God.".....
Jakob Boehme
(via [A Warning to the West]) : ...When I returned from Europe, I began reading the writings of the German mystic Jakob Boehme and was attracted to him as soon as I had read the first two or three pages. This simple, uneducated shoemaker had an experience of God that has influenced millions of people. I may be wrong, but I am more and more convinced that simple people like Boehme have a pure intuition and grasp easily and readily the Master's profound spiritual truths. Educated people, especially those I met in the West, repress their native intuition and substitute in its place a kind of artificial rationalism. That is why the Master called simple fisherman as his disciples...
Bruderhof
[80 years in community|http://www.bruderhof.com/articles/80Years.htm] : ....In June 1920, Eberhard and Emmy Arnold turned their backs on the comforts of suburban Berlin and moved to [Sannerz], a tiny village in central Germany. Once there they rented a dilapidated villa and started the communal venture now known as the Bruderhof. Below, in an excerpt from her memoir, Emmy recalls the circumstances that led to that step, and the intensity of spiritual seeking that drove her and her husband to cut ties for good with middle-class Christianity...
James Thurber
Don't look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness. — James Thurber
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Our Most-Alive Times
http://www.bruderhof.com/articles/MostAliveTimes.htm : ...We must change, or die...Real transformation is the opposite of self-improvement...Simply put, rebirth is impossible for those who are in love with themselves in any way, and that goes for a "religious" person as much as anyone else. Confidence is one thing, of course, and no one can truly live or blossom without it. But the self-love of complacency - the sort that leads people to talk about how they are "saved" because they were "born again" (or how they are "enlightened" because they have "seen the light") - is quite another. In fact, it seems to me that those who claim such things are among the worst enemies of rebirth, if only because their smugness is often coupled with the assurance that the rest of the world is damned...
NR Narayana Murthy
[NEEDED, A VALUE SYSTEM WHERE PEOPLE ACCEPT MODEST SACRIFICES FOR COMMON GOOD - Western Values And Eastern Challenges|http://lakshmir.blogspot.com/2002_11_03_lakshmir_archive.html#84236029]
or more. Some people do so because of a work emergency where the long
There are things managers can do to change this for
much better when people work together instead of avoiding one another.
As Managers, there are things we can do to help people
ourselves. I work with a manager who chides people for working long hours. His
e-mails with a time-stamp of 2 AM, Sunday. Second is to encourage people to put
Working regular hours and recreating daily are simple concepts. They are hard for some of us because that requires personal change. They are possible
Eberhard Arnold
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Meaning
"Don't listen to his words. Listen to his message."
Divorce
[Words] > Divorce / [Marriage]
To my mind, divorce is a deplorable breach of contract, and I say without humor that children should be allowed to sue. Consider the facts: Two people agree to create a human being and promise to give it love, a home, security, and happiness. They take this step with the best of intentions, to be sure, but then something goes awry. They find they really hate each other or for some other reason cannot live together. But in separating, they put themselves first and forget about the contract they have with their child. I do not believe, as you often hear soon-to-be-divorced parents say, that the separation will be "best for the child." My experience has taught me better.
Harsh as it seems, Ari's proposal is mild compared to what Jesus suggests for those who rob children of their childhood: "If anyone causes one of these to stumble, it would be better for him to be weighted with a millstone and cast into the sea."
Ramsey Clark
Former attorney general Ramsey Clark is different. Despite having once been the chief law-enforcement officer of this country, he consistently takes the side of the oppressed...
...She is not only good company, but a source of constant surprise. She enjoys any task at any time and is always ready to come or go. Above all, Ronda is our teacher. Through her we have learned what is really important in life: being together and helping each other, the beauty of gentleness and patience, the futility of material things, the absurdity of fame and personal credit, and the harm that comes from selfishness. Our daughter has taught us the essential role of love in any worthwhile life...
International Children's Digital Library
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The library has books from more than 27 different cultures in more than 15 different languages. And while much of the collection is drawn from the public domain, the library includes about 80 books in copyright from publishers and authors as well as classics such as "Alice in Wonderland" and "Robinson Crusoe," which are no longer under copyright restriction. Access to the site at www.icdlbooks.org initially requires a direct Internet connection, such as a DSL line or a cable modem and service for those connecting by phone modems will be available in the summer 2003.
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bringing the audiences of America together. For lecture audiences
are not drawn together, they are pushed together."
public, has encouraged the publishers to put more of Mr. Parlette's
II. THE COLLEGE OF NEEDLESS KNOCKS, the bumps that we bump
into--Getting the coffee-pot--Teaching a wilful child--Bumps make
III. THE COLLEGE OF NEEDFUL KNOCKS, the bumps that bump into
fatal rattle--We must get ready to get--Testimonials and press
equalize--Help people to help themselves--We cannot get things till
we get ready for them
V. GOING UP--How we become great--We must get inside greatness--
life--Most "advantages" are disadvantages--Buying education for
Children must have struggle to get strength--Not packhorse work--
VII. THE SALVATION OF A "SUCKER"--You can't get something for
the shell game--My "fool drawer"--Getting "selected to receive
lived--Singer must live songs--Successful songs written from
keeps on going south and growing greater--We generally start well,
Climbing Mount Lowe--Getting above the clouds into the sunshine--
Each day we rise to larger vision--Getting above the night into
LADIES and Gentlemen:
not pay much attention to the wrappings and strings. Get inside to
mother wanted to make ginger-bread or cookies, she would send me to
the woodshed to get a bucket of sorghum from that barrel.
have to wait a long while to get a little sorghum. And on some real
of this audience. You can have all you want of it, but to get it to
No matter how the sorghum runs, you have to have a bucket to get
it. How much any one gets out of a lecture depends also upon the
size of the bucket he brings to get it in. A big bucket can get
filled at a very small stream. A little bucket gets little at the
greatest stream. With no bucket you can get nothing at Niagara.
success rule can alone solve the problem. You must average it all
promote mental digestion like more bulk in the way of pictures and
If you get the feeling that the first personal pronoun is being
I believe in the Angel of Good inside every block of human marble.
I believe the Hard Knocks cannot injure the Angel, but can only
I hope you are getting your Hard Knocks.
see more of the Angel in you.
not get that bump again. We do not need it. We have traveled past
it. They do not waste the bumps. We get promoted to the next bump.
our lives in the A-B-C's of getting started.
no running brooks. They'd get wet. And that sermons in stones! They
get preachers to preach sermons, and they build houses out of
they have to get bumped just where we got bumped, to learn that two
The Two Colleges
As we get bumped and battered on life's pathway, we discover we get
two colleges--The College of Needless Knocks and The College of
We attend both colleges.
The College of Needless Knocks
NEARLY all the bumps we get are Needless Knocks.
coffee-pot in my business. I reached over to get the coffee-pot.
I was reaching over to get it, that woman said, "Don't touch that!"
The longer I thought about it the more angry I became. What right
pleased. She told me not to get the coffee-pot and then let me get
cruel with that angel child. But the neighbors did not know what
notice upon me, and then let me go ahead and get my coffee-pot.
parsonage.
And thru the bumps we learn that The College of Needless Knocks
im-moral agents.
We get off the right path. We go down forbidden paths. They seem
And going down the wrong path, we get bumped harder and harder
when we get bumped twice in the same place, for it means we are
How I had to be bumped to learn better! Now when I get bumped I try
familiar look," and dodge it.
get off the train. Did you ever study the walk of a blind man? He
upward to larger life.
getting in the way of the pushers.
They just must get their coffee-pot!
wrong we get a Needless Knock. Every time! We may not always get
bumped on the outside, but we always get bumped on the inside. A
"I can do wrong and not get bumped. I have no feelings upon the
Did you ever watch a fly get his Needless Knocks on the sticky
place to skate. Just see how close I can fly over it and not get
flies are naturally bright and have so many more advantages. You
Johnny may get home, but he will leave a wing or a leg.
The tuition in The College of Needless Knocks is very high indeed!
guilty. It is the man who does not get discovered who is to be
pitied, for he must get some more knocks.
There is a good deal of suicide charged up to Providence.
The College of Needful Knocks
BUT occasionally all of us get bumps that we do not bump into. They
But I am discovering that life only gets good after we have been
killed a few times. Each death is a larger birth.
are lessons in The College of Needful Knocks. They point upward to
See the piano on this stage? Good evening, Mr. Piano. I am glad to
Do you know how you got upon this stage, Mr. Piano? You were bumped
Did you get the meaning of that, children? I hope you are green.
But shake, Mr. Piano. That is why you are on this stage. You were
until you move it--send it to college or somewhere.
of which being The College of Needful Knocks for Red Mud.
always stop when anything is done roasting? If we are yet getting
Then they pulled the plug out of the bottom of the college and held
on up and up, at every step getting more pounding and roasting and
why do they roast me? O, I'll never get over this!"
a larger life. The diamond and the chunk of soft coal are exactly the
same material, say the chemists. But the diamond has gone to The College
precious lessons of patience, sympathy, love, faith and courage.
They are getting the education in the humanities the world needs
sacrifice and purged of their dross.
we get wisdom, understanding, happiness, strength, success and
grocery business must have kept the recording angel busy.
try to get to the top. The little, runty apples would try to hold
or other container and shake them. You will see the larger things
thing shake to the place its size determines. A little larger one
you cannot change the place of one of the objects.
before, the largest on top and the smallest at the bottom.
forget it, and I do not want these young people to live thirty
Note that I mix them all up and then shake. Note that they arrange
Then I hear Little Bean say, "Well, if I cannot get to the top, you
So I say, "Yes, sir, Little Bean. Here, you big ones on top, get
down. You Big Nuts get right down there on a level with Little
There is only one way for those objects to change their place in
change their size!
grow bigger and he will shake up. Let the big one grow smaller and
We shake right back to the places our size determines. We must get
ready for places before we can get them and keep them.
is something like a train and if we do not get to the depot in time
shall have a great destiny. We cannot dodge our destiny.
The objects in that jar cannot change their size. But thank God,
If we wish to change our place, we must first change our size. If
promotion. You grow greater, enlarge your dimensions, develop new
office and say, "Isn't it about time I was getting a raise?" I
would say, "Go shake the jar, Charlie. That is the way you get
popular favor, and get our names in the blue-book at the start.
do not even get invited. We often become discouraged as we look at
place this progressive age as a farmer. The merchant must be
competitors. The minister must be getting larger visions of the
same old schoolroom. The mother must be getting a larger horizon in
I shiver as I see the pages of school advertisements in the
Child." I know the schools generally mean all right, but I fear the
students will get the idea they are being finished, which finishes
that. You can't tell me anything about that." He is generally
They can't get along without me." For I feel that they are getting
ready to get along without him. That noise you hear is the
We Must Get Ready to Get
We often think the way to get a great place is just to go after it
and get it. If we do not have pull enough, get some more pull. Get
We think if we could only get into a great place we would be great.
place, that sized place will generally come seeking us.
We do not become great by getting into a great place, any more than
a boy becomes a man by getting into his father's boots. He is in
gets greater boots. But he must get the feet before he gets the
We must get ready for things before we get them.
Moses was eighty years getting ready to do forty years work. The
Master was thirty years getting ready to do three years work. So
many of us expect to get ready in "four easy lessons by mail."
the most testimonials generally needs them most to keep him from
Many a man writes a testimonial to get rid of somebody. "Well, I
It is dangerous to overboost people, for the higher you boost them
to introduce a stranger. A letter of introduction is useful. A
The danger is that the hero of them may get to leaning upon them.
When you get to the place where you can stand aside and "see
hopeless cripple. No doubt he belonged after a few days of the
I used to work on the "section" and get a dollar and fifteen cents
Artful Dodger of Section Sixteen. When the whistle would blow--O,
rich wasn't getting richer and the poor poorer, I'd be president of a
Did you ever hear that line of conversation? It generally comes
I am so glad now that I did not get to be president of the bank.
I used to say, "Just wait till I get to Congress." I think they are
himself, is the one who wants to get the most laws passed to fix
O, I am so glad I did not get the things I wanted at the time I
do not get the coffee-pot until we are ready to handle it.
Getting up is growing up.
"Getting to the Top"
"Getting to the top" is the world's pet delusion. There is no top.
The world says that to get greatness means to get great things. So
the world is in the business of getting--getting great fortunes,
being things on the inside, not in getting things on the outside.
I weary of the world's pink-sheet extras about "Getting to the Top"
There came to him those two disciples who wanted to "get to the
This is the Big Business of life--going up, getting educated,
getting greatness on the inside. Getting greatness on the outside
Everybody's privilege and duty is to become great. And the joy of
begin to see them. They are around us all the time, but we must get
Generally speaking, the smaller our vision of our work, the more we
upon the percentage of our output to our resources. Upon doing with
cannot get to do. Rejoice in doing the things you can get to do.
Every work is drudgery when done selfishly. Every work becomes
tomorrow. They are the faithful few who get behind the churches,
the happy ones, happy for the larger vision that comes as they go
They rarely get thanked, for the community does not often think of
clubmen." You rarely find their names in the society page. They
Chicago on Sundays to thousands. He writes books and runs a college
uplift movements that his name gets into the papers about every day,
glorious. This man's preaching did not make him great. His college
great--makes his preaching, his college and his books great.
for number one," stipulating in advance every cent he was to get
Gunsaulus would have remained a struggling, discouraged preacher in
to get it now."
and surrendered to ease and indulgence, they became fat, stall-fed weaklings.
Then they fell a prey to younger, hardier peoples.
Then, forgetful of how they became strong, they plan to take away
Most "advantages" are disadvantages. Giving a child a chance
generally means getting out of his way. Many an orphan can be
else send off to New York or Paris or to "Sears Roebuck," and get
until they get them full of education. They are going to get them
"Sic 'em, Tige!" The children must get it themselves.
man who owned the mill. He had made it with his own genius out of
He sent him to the astrologer, the phrenologer and all other
"ologers" they had around there. When Gussie was old enough to
great--of going up--of getting educated.
You remember, then, that after he matriculates--after he gets the
education is all arranged for in advance and he merely rides thru
eternal cold storage, each professor hits him a dab. He rides along
the baggage-car. It was checked. The mill shut down on a week day,
years and seven months by the boy who had all the "advantages."
So when the courts were looking for somebody big enough to take charge
It was Hon. William Whackem who put the wreckage together and made
Colleges Give Us Tools
After that a good many people said it was the college that made a
The book and the college suffer at the hands of their friends. They
say to the book and the college, "Give us an education." They cannot
do that. You cannot get an education from the book and the college
any more than you can get to New York by reading a travelers' guide.
You cannot get physical education by reading a book on gymnastics.
The book and the college show you the way, give you instruction and
For education is getting wisdom, understanding, strength,
graduates"--people who have never been to college nor have studied
The young person with electrical genius will make an electrical
see how much more he will achieve with the same genius and with
Get the best tools you can. But remember diplomas, degrees are not
The Tragedy of Unpreparedness
tragedy of our American civilization today.
These fathers and mothers who toil and save, who get great farms,
fine homes and large bank accounts, so often think they can give
to grow great enough for the places. The child gets the blame for
For years poor Harry Thaw was front-paged on the newspapers and
generals of the Keystone state. He could plat great coal empires
generations from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves.
how few of our strong men get their start with steam heat?
and mother love you and give you everything you need. You get to
and food in your stomach, but you cannot own it save as you digest
insect struggling inside the cocoon. It was trying to get out of
But remember there is little virtue in work unless it is getting us
somewhere. Just work that gets us three meals a day and a place to
But getting a vision of life, and working to grow upward to it,
"Shell out, little turkeys, shell out," I urged, "for Thanksgiving
advantages. Ordinary turkeys do not get shelled by hand."
Harry Thaw turkey. They had too many silk socks. Too many "advantages."
The cards are against him. He must succeed in spite of his "advantages."
I am pleading for you to get a great arm, a great mind, a great
character, for the joy of having a larger life. I am pleading with
you to know the joy of overcoming and having the angels come and
I saved myself by getting busier. I plunged into work I love. I
one round of joy, and I ought to pay people for the privilege of
follows the dog when I forget all about it. The grunter lets the
I have never known a case of genuine "overwork." I have never known
work into play and duty into privilege.
to follow his nose around. Other people generally lead his nose.
Do you ever get lonely in a city? How few men and women there. A
like they get more salary. Poor, hungry, doped butterflies of the
bright lights,--hopers, suckers and straphangers! Down the great
continually relaxing is degenerating. And the individual, the
contracting--without struggling and overcoming--is degenerating.
office, go to the great pulpit, to the college chair--go to any
strength is most in evidence. There the young person gets the
country or in the small town. They have the city advantages plus
in. Aren't you in danger? What is to hinder these insane people
from getting together, organizing, overpowering the few guards and
could get together they wouldn't be in this asylum. They are
insane. No two of them can agree upon how to get together and how
get together. They cannot organize for the public good. They break
out of a hundred of them will jostle with the straphangers all
their lives, mere wheels turning round in a huge machine.
Ninety-nine out of a hundred of them might have had a larger
He encouraged his students to be self-supporting, and most of them
debating societies to compete with each other. He arranged contests
getting new members, going every term to unbelievable efforts to
old student pledged new students in his home country. The military
schools offering encouragement and facilities for young people to
academies and colleges, each with its handful of students around a
wonderful equipment. Today we are replacing the many small colleges
O, how the students of the "dark ages" would have rejoiced to see
this day! Many of them never saw a germ!
girls who come out in case-lots from these huge school plants will
equipment demanded to serve the present age. But I am more anxious
that each student come in vital touch with great men. We get life
fatty degeneration. Some schools seem to have been visited by
foundations? That is the question the age is asking.
learning one sentence, "You can't get something for nothing." I
A violin is only a fiddle with a college education.
primary schools and up thru the grammar grades, and get the first
So there is much yet to do after getting the strings. All the book
and college can do is to give the strings--the tools. After that
--my-y-y-y-y--f-f-f-f--ingers--bur-r-r-rned--period!"
play with the fire I will get my fingers burned. I had to slap my
hands upon hot stoves and coffee-pots, and had to get many kinds of
"You Can't Get Something for Nothing"
get something for nothing." That is, getting it in partial tune. It
longer than a human being. They are so smart you cannot teach them
drink from a copper kettle. But I have fed him the fingers of this
that--in a city all of one size get together.
Right at the entrance to the "local Midway" I met a gentleman. I
know he was a gentleman because he said he was a gentleman. He had
Even the gentleman running the game was fooled. He thought it was
And he seemed like a real nice old gentleman, and maybe he had a
mermaid now or get into the grandstand.
Sadly I thought it all over, but I did not get the right answer.
I said the thing every fool does say when he gets bumped and fails
another gentleman drove into town. He stopped on the public square
"Gentlemen, I am introducing this new medicinal soap that cures all
hat. Now who will give me five dollars for the privilege of taking
a cake of this wonderful soap from my hat--any cake you want, gentlemen!"
to lock up. You get the pathos of that--the investments nobody
wanted to steal. And whenever I would get unduly inflated I would
Getting "Selected"
was selling it on his reputation. Favorite dodge of the promoter to
get the ministers to sell his shares.
will pay you five or six per cent. and get it?"
never met. His name was Thomas A. Cleage, and he was in the Rialto
a prominent citizen and have a large influence in your community.
in with us in the inner circle and get a thousand per cent.
Did you get that? I hope you did. I did not! But I took a night
I don't get any sympathy from this crowd. You laugh at me. You
St. Louis to Tom Cleage's bucket-shop and pay him eleven hundred
sentence, You cannot get something for nothing. Life just begins to
get juicy when you know it. Today when I open a newspaper and see
Today when I get a confidential letter that starts out, "You have
Meeting is adjourned. I select the waste-basket. Here, get in there
You can't get something for nothing. If you do not learn it, you
you are naturally bright. When you get a letter, "You have been
look like the biggest sucker on the local landscape.
hundred dollars to tell you this one thing, and you get it for a
Even the young person who has large fortune given him does not own
I love to attend commencements. The stage is so beautifully
geraniums along the front of the stage and a big oleander on the
sit in a semicircle upon the stage in their new patent leather. I
like them better, because every year I am getting younger. Damsel
lieth Italy!" (Bring arms down, letting fingers follow the wrist.
How embarrassing at a commencement for the fingers not to follow
sweeps downward and the fingers remain up in the air. So by all
means, let the fingers follow the wrist, just as the elocution
teacher marked on page 69.)
Sweet Girl Graduate Number 2, generally comes second. S. G. G. No.
propelling aerial boat with two fingers of each hand, head
You get the most beautiful and sublime truths from Emerson's
O, Gussie, get an oar!
They gave me six weeks in which to load the gospel gun and get
chunk of Shakespeare and nailed it on page five of my sermon. "List
fragments from the books together with my own native genius. I
worked that sermon up into the most beautiful splurges and spasms.
climaxes, both wet and dry. I had a fine wet climax on page
cry on the lefthand side of the page.
expression, to get it expressed. You have to get it expressed.
I got the most beautiful gestures nailed into almost every page.
You know about gestures--these things you make with your arms in
life is expression. But you have to get something to express. Here
I made my mistake. I got a lot of fine gestures. I got an
necktie, but failed to get any man to hang it upon. I got up before
large and enthusiastic concourse delivered that maiden sermon more
grandly than ever to a mirror. Every gesture went off the bat
according to the blueprint. I cried on page fourteen! I never knew
I cried all the way to town. If he had plunged a dagger into me he
cultivated it, they are singers. All this cultivation and irritation
a singer--merely neckties. Singers look better with neckties.
Why do singers try to execute songs beyond the horizon of their
"How did you get your songs known? How did you know what kind of
discouraged and down and out. It was in my little back-room, the
had never struggled with discouragement, sickness, poverty and
ideas must be forged into usefulness available for this day upon
anything you could think of was discussed, and perhaps the page. He
His conversation was largely made up of classical quotations.
himself. He could quote a page of John Locke, but somehow the page
and the gasoline in the fire. He seemed never to have digested any
of that man as an intellectual cold storage plant.
here is a different audience, reading a different page in the Book
You came here thinking that perhaps you would forget your trouble
through your Gethsemane. You will see your dearest plans wrecked.
These bumps and tragedies and Waterloos draw the strings of the
That is getting in tune.
looked bigger than any money I have since handled.
haven't changed much since. I kept still about my age. I was
My third and most important rule was, Get your money!
arouse their enthusiasm for an education. With the pupils larger and
and he had a lingering end as we executed him. I can see "The boy
"Mary's little lamb" come slipping over the stage. I see the
to yell. Tomorrow I would get my money! I had a speech I had been
and you get very personal.
does to intelligently handle it afterwards. Incidentally I learned
town until several generations pass.
charge of the world. They were so glad the world had waited so long
on them. They were so willing to take charge of the world. They
authoresses and scientists and scientist-esses and geniuses and
genius-esses and things like that.
on the stage back of the oleander commencement night.
home telephone exchange, and had become absolutely indispensable to
goddess at the general delivery window and superintendent of the
you do not seem to learn like some in your classes can you not get
The twenty-one years that followed had not changed their courses.
The only changes had come where God had come into a life to uplift
him! Why was it he could always get the better of me? Well, he went
on trading knives and getting the better of people. Now, twenty-one
forgery. He was now called a bad man, when twenty-one years ago
age I didn't pay much attention to them. I regarded them as in the
were going off to college and going to do so many wonderful things.
Many a time as I plugged at the "case" I would think of Frank and wonder
I had the story of a tragedy--the tragedy of modern unpreparedness.
committed. Ben Hur did not get a fair trial. Nobody can get a fair
trial at the hands of this world. That is why the great Judge has
said, judge not, for you have not the full evidence in the case. I
seems one futureless round of drudgery. We wonder why. We often
will win?" "The man with the stronger forearms," they whisper.
stronger forearms. They are bands of steel that swell in the
inner ring. Ben Hur wins the race! Where got the Jew those huge
It keeps wabbling around, never giving up and quitting, and it gets
to the place where all of us get sooner or later. The place where
get out of the county." That is a fact, but he is not trying to get
The Mississippi gets to St. Paul and Minneapolis. He is a great
So many of those young goslings believe that. They quit and get
become good servants, workmen or artists. The young people get a
south to efficiency and promotion. They wonder why their genius is
a stenographer. They mangle the language, grammar, spelling,
Half of our life is spent in getting competents to repair the
I used to know a violinist who would say, "If I were not a genius,
Just because our hair gets frosty or begins to rub off in spots, we
always get results. See the one shrivel who goes around
front-paging his age. Age is not years; age is grunts.
We are not going on south to old age, we are going on south to
eternal youth. It is the one who stops who "ages rapidly." Each day
brings us a larger vision. Infinity, Eternity, Omnipotence,
You know what gray hairs are? Did you ever get a headmark in school?
first reader hair will pass and you'll get promoted as you go on south.
of your gray hair or baldness. If they get on the inside of the head,
years and the enthusiasm and "pep" and courage of youth.
The preacher, the teacher--everyone who gets put on the retired
O, I want to forget all the past, save its lessons. I am just
were good enough. I told him I wanted to get better lectures, for
never get any better. I had reached my limit. Those lectures were
have a new birth. The days when we go on south to larger visions.
work. She looks younger than many women of half her years. "The
getting up. I'm too old. When you get as old as I am, you'll not
get up, either."
The senator at ninety-two was younger than the man "past sixty,"
Mr. Edison has said that his genius is mainly his ability to keep
on south. A young lady succeeded in getting into his laboratory the
started south. It took him eighty years to get ready. Moses did not
even get on the back page of the Egyptian newspapers till he was
orations on "The Age of the Young Man" and the Ostler idea that you
America without a committee. The committee gets out the invitations
and makes all the arrangements for a gorgeous funeral next
Thursday. They get ready the resolutions of respect--
to General Moses' private office. It is his busy day. They have to
stand in line and wait their turn. When they get up to Moses' desk,
The committee begins to weep. "General Moses, you are a very old
committee duly authorized to give you gorgeous burial. The funeral
to hold that funeral until I get this work pushed off so I can
attend it. I haven't even time to think about getting old."
irreverence. It is joyful reverence. It is the message to all of
us, Go on south to the greater things, and get so enthused and
I am so sorry for the folks who quit, retire, "get on the shelf" or
They generally join the "sob squad."
They generally discover the world is "going to the dogs." They cry
they do with them when they get them there? They would be dill
anybody who gets shortchanged regularly, it is a child. I am so
I wish I could forget many of my childhood memories. I remember the
I had advantages. I was born in a parsonage and was reared in the
that correctly, but I know I was reared in a parsonage. About all
I inherited was a Godly example and a large appetite. That was
to get to stay for dinner I ever saw.
Mother would stay home from "quart'ly meeting" to get the big
I would watch her get the big dinner ready. I would look over the
The hungriest one of that assemblage would have to go in the next
is anybody shortchanged--if there is anybody who doesn't have a
good time, it's a child. Life has been getting better ever since,
Afterwhile this old world gets too small for us and we go on south
into a larger one.
forever. Anything that does not stop cannot grow old or have age.
Material things will grow old. This stage will grow old and stop.
get the light and the power. The light and the power were latent in
thought the past month. Sometimes they sit and think, but generally
They block the wheels of progress and get in the way of the people
money "outa town." Ringling and Barnum & Bailey get theirs.
does not say, "I am not appreciated. My genius is not understood.
drainage canal pollutes him. The flat, lazy Platte, three miles
discourage, divert nor defile him. No matter how poisonous he
to those around us. We say, "I can forgive, but I cannot forget."
Oh, forget it! Drop it all. Purify your life and go on south all
sweet again. We forget what we ought to remember and remember what
we ought to forget. We need schools of memory, but we need schools
of forgettery, even more.
We get so discouraged. We say, "I have gone far enough south."
for a better community, gets discouraged at times.
we sit down completely discouraged and say, "I'm done. I'm going to
successful tool is discouragement, which is a wedge, and if he can
get the sharp edge started into your thought, he is going to drive
science has not yet been able to put a bridge across it.
you get in the right channel, saw you learn the lessons of your
And may we read it into our own lives. May we get the vision of
getting the lessons of the bumps, the strength from the struggle
O, the problem is not how to get money, but how to get rid of
Perhaps getting the million would completely spoil us. Look at the
Necessity is the ballast in our life voyage.
The tropics are the geographical Gussielands.
Crop failures and business stringencies are not calamities, but
they turn to God when hunger hits them. "Is not this Babylon that
to be scourged and fettered to become the Apostle to the Gentiles.
He, too, had to be sent to prison to write his immortal messages to
great bump that struck me one morning in Los Angeles. It seemed as
That is why I climbed Mount Lowe that day. I wanted to get alone.
He looks over the edge of the shelf downward, and then turns to the other
at the summit of Mount Lowe is to get a picture so wonderful it
feet, more than a mile, into the orange belt of Southern California.
Just below is Pasadena and Los Angeles. To the westward perhaps
Each day as I go up the mountain I get a larger vision. The miles
I am going on upward. Take my hand and let us go together. Mount Lowe
material things where the storms have raged.
This book proves that the real big business is that of getting our
Judge Ben B. Lindsey, the kids' Judge, says:
Dr. J. G. Crabbe, President of the State Teachers College,
You Can't Get Something for Nothing
says. "Parlette's Beans and Nuts is just as good as the Message to
Mississippi River story together and we were thoroly delighted."
Quark
strange quark matter is so dense that a piece the size of a human cell would
This form of matter -- known as "strange quark matter" -- is so dense that a ton-sized nugget would be about the size of a red blood cell.
Touareg
http://www.volkswagen.de/touareg/
Guru Nanak
from [The World Needs Sannyasins|http://www.dlsmd.org/sdr/11-sdr%20nov/1128.htm] : ...True renunciation is the renunciation of all passions, desires and egoism. If you have a stainless mind, a mind free from attachment, egoism and passion, you are a sanyasin - no matter whether you live in a forest or in the bustle of a city, whether you wear white cloth or an orange coloured robe, whether you shave your head or keep a long tuft of hair...Shave the mind. Someone asked Guru Nanak, "O saint, why have you not shaved your head? You are a sanyasin." Guru Nanak replied: "My dear friend, I have shaved my mind." In fact, the mind should be cleanly shaved. Shaving the mind consists of getting rid of all attachments, egoism, infatuation, lust, greed and anger. That is real shaving. External shaving of the head has no meaning so long as there is internal craving...
Technorati
is a Web Services for bloggers, created by [David Sifry]
Room to Read
[Links] > Room to Read's mission is to provide under-privileged children with an opportunity to gain the lifelong gift of education. It was founded on the belief that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and taking control of one’s own life. We currently focus our efforts on Nepal and Vietnam, countries with a desperate lack of resources to educate their children.
John Wood
http://www.roomtoread.org/management.html
[John Wood Turns the Page|http://www.fastcompany.com/online/65/wood.html]
Mata Amritanandamayi
on her return from the Global Peace Initiative of Women at the UN in Geneva
Oscar Romero
A church that suffers no persecution but enjoys the privileges and support of the things of the earth&#8212;beware!&#8212;is not the true church of Jesus Christ.
[The UN Truth Commission on Romero's Murder|http://www.icomm.ca/carecen/page41.html]
Rheinmuenster
[Travel] > [Germany] > Rheinmuenster
http://www.rheinmuenster.de/RheinmuensterHistorie.htm : ...Rheinmünster is a product of local council reform. On the 1st October 1974 the former independent councils of Greffern, Schwarzach and Stollhofen, from the former district of Bühl, and Söllingen, from the district of Rastatt, were amalgamated to form this new community. It would not be quite right of me to say that this amalgamation took place of our own accord...
The Rhine ferry " Drusus " connects Germany with France.
http://www.rheinmuenster.de/ : ...The people of Greffern have always operated a ferry service between their town and Drusenheim on the left bank of the river: a pontoon bridge was erected in 1875, followed by the motor ferry "Drusus", which has been providing a free ferry service since 1977...
How to Boost Your Confidence
http://www.fastcompany.com/feature/confidence.html : ...[Jim Loehr] thinks the old adage about time being our most precious resource is all wrong. What good is time, he says, if you're too exhausted to enjoy it? "Energy, not time," he says, "is the fundamental currency of high performance."...
# Get enough sleep.
# Engage in strategic eating. Eating five to six small meals daily is better than three substantial ones, Loehr says
Jim Loehr
[People] > Jim Loehr is a sports psychologist and chairman and CEO of Orlando-based LGE Performance Systems
Diogenes
[People] > Diogenes
http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/d/diogsino.htm : ...It cannot be doubted, however, that Diogenes practiced self-control and a most rigid abstinence -- exposing himself to the utmost extremes of heat and cold and living upon the simplest diet, casually supplied by the hand of charity...
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
From [E-Mail the Editor|http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/about.htm] : ...The IEP does not contain links to off-site web pages and so we must decline requests to include such external links... mmm...
XFML
[Computers] > XFML ( eXchangable Faceted Metadata Language ) is created by [Peter Van Dijck]
See my implementations of content management with multiple hierarchical categories : [Karmasaya|http://www.carnatic.com/karmasaya/index.php] and [World Wide Wisdom|http://www.carnatic.com/www/index.php]
Ajay Puri
[Indian boy becomes world's youngest web designer|http://www.indiaexpress.com/news/technology/20021204-1.html]
XML
[Computers] > XML is Extensible Markup Language
Vibuthi
[Why apply Vibuthi on the forehead?|http://www.saranam.com/heritage/kustom6.asp]
KumKum
[Why apply Kumkum on the forehead?|http://www.saranam.com/heritage/kustom5.asp]
Siddhars
[Alchemy and the Tamil Siddhars - Joseph Caezza|http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/6243/caezza.html]
Jon Stevens
...His personality rubs well with some people and doesn't with others. That is life, get used to it...
Living Totally
Alexander the Great meets Diogenes
When Alexander the Great was coming to India, he met one strange man, Diogenes. It was a winter morning, a cool breeze was blowing, and Diogenes was lying on the riverbank, taking a sunbath, naked. He was a beautiful man--when there is a beautiful soul, a beauty arises which is not of this world.
He had nothing, not even a begging-bowl, because one day when he was going toward the river with his begging bowl to get some water to drink, he saw a dog rushing to the river. The dog jumped in the river and drank--Diogenes laughed and he said, "This dog has taught me a lesson. If he can live without a begging bowl, then why can't I?" He threw the begging-bowl, he also jumped like the dog in the river and drank. Since then he had had nothing.
Diogenes said, "Just stand to the side because you are blocking the sun--that's all. Nothing else do I need."
Alexander said, "If I have another chance to come to the earth I will ask God, instead of making me Alexander again, to make me Diogenes."
Diogenes laughed and he said, "Who is preventing you right now? You can become a Diogenes. Where are you going? For months I have seen armies moving and moving--where are you going? and for what?"
"And then what are you going to do?" Diogenes asked.
Diogenes laughed again and he said, "You are mad--because I am resting now, and I have not conquered the world. I don't see the necessity of it. Who has told you that before resting, you have to conquer the world? And I tell you: if you don't rest now, then you never will. Something or other will always remain to be conquered... and time is fleeting. You will die in the middle of your journey--everybody dies in the middle of the journey."
And Alexander died in the middle. When he was moving back from India, he died on the way. And that day he remembered Diogenes. Only Diogenes was in his mind--he could never rest in his life, and that man rested.
Index2002
Brave Buffalo, Brule Sioux Nation (1985) : ...The Earth People (indigenous natives) never wrote anything down, had no written language. They knew that if they wrote anything down it would be disastrous. If you write something down you don't have to remember it. And mind goes off into unconsciousness. It becomes negative, or unconscious force...
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Dietmar Hopp
[Der bodenständige SAP-Milliardär|http://www.manager-magazin.de/koepfe/reichste/0,2828,226449,00.html] : ...Die Erfolgsgeschichte der Walldorfer Software-Schmiede ist zugleich die von Gründungsmitglied Dietmar Hopp. "Vadder Hopp", wie der Aufsichtsratschef SAP-intern genannt wird, bleibt auf dem Teppich, und zwar in erster Linie bei Sport und Bier...
The big squeeze
Wages, taxes and environmental and agricultural regulations make U.S. production more costly. Florida workers earn $60 a day; Brazilian workers earn $60 a week...
"There is a fundamental decision we have to make: whether we will have food grown in the United States or in other countries," Couse said. "I can't believe our leaders can't see that at some point in this, someone can hold us hostage over food depending on how far we go with free trade."...
Interview
https://ryanholiday.net/heres-the-technique-that-ambitious-people-use-to-get-what-they-want/
[David McCusker] [Interview Experience|http://www.treedragon.com/ged/map/ti/newOct02.htm#23oct02-interview]
Hands-down the best question I've ever heard. I wish I could remember the source so I could attribute. Of course, if it's a new company/role, there may not be five people. But you get the point. I've now asked it myself a number of times and it impresses the heck outta the interviewer as it's almost always a stumper.
From my perspective, nothing is more important than this info, because it tells you where the role leads. I want to know if the last few people got promoted, were fired, changed departments, went back to school, or slept with the boss' spouse.
Philip Yancey
[People] > Philip Yancey is editor at large of Christianity Today and cochair of the editorial board for Books and Culture. His books include Reaching for the Invisible God (2000), The Bible Jesus Read (1999), What's So Amazing About Grace? (1998), The Jesus I Never Knew (1995), Where is God When It Hurts (1990), and many others.
Sushi
[http://www.carnatic.com/kishore/neti-neti/images/2002/02/11/sushi.jpg]
Juge Ram
[People] > Juge Ram
Respect All Adore One
be less in the present age, when compared with the satya yuga (the
golden age), but they are always present to help the aspirants. They
From one doctor you get a prescription. From two doctors you get
consultation. From three doctors you get your own cremation. Even so,
knowledge from all, but adopt the teachings of one master. Then you
doubts. Direct experience or direct intuitive knowledge is left for
Iris Murdoch
British writer and university lecturer, a prolific and highly professional novelist. Murdoch dealt with everyday ethical or moral issues, sometimes in the light of myths. As a writer Murdoch was a perfectionist, and she did not let editors change her text. Murdoch produced 26 novels in 40 years.
Sacred Contract
http://www.myss.com/sacredcontracts.asp : ...I believe that each of us is guided by a Sacred Contract that our soul made before we were born. That Contract contains a wide range of agreements regarding all that we are intended to learn in this life. It comprises not merely what kind of work we do but also our key relationships with the people who are to help us learn the lessons we have agreed to work on. Each of those relationships represents an individual Contract that is part of your overall Sacred Contract, and may require you to be in a certain place at a certain time to be with that person...
Tanjung Malim
http://www.geocities.com/perak123/tanjungmalim.html : ...Tanjung Malim is a dream "Proton City" of Dr.Mahathir Mohamed...
RSS
[Mark Pilgrim] [:|http://diveintomark.org/archives/2002/12/19.html#dive_into_xml] [What is RSS?|http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/12/18/dive-into-xml.html] Congrats on getting paid directly for writing :-) (and why does the first page of the article not contain the expansion of the acronym ? - Am I missing something ?)
In the article is stated ...the "recent changes" page of a wiki... So I will do that for [Karmasaya]
Vedas
[Vedic way to healthy living|http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/mp/2002/09/02/stories/2002090200120300.htm] : ...But isn't it necessary that one understand the meaning of the Vedas that is being recited, was the unanimous question from the gathering. To this, Sri Tatwamasi Dixit said, "Well, the very meaning of the Vedas is knowledge, and they transcend religion and beliefs. It is not necessary that one understand the language in which it is recited. One can benefit from it through three levels — vibratory level that is the structured patterns or just the sound are said to have a great impact on the body; next, by understanding the meaning of the verses; and the third, by perceiving the emotions or feelings in the verses. Basically, if one develops a faith that these words have some power and meaning, then that belief itself will have a positive effect on them."...
Kate and Leopold
Kate : "I've been paying dues all my life, and I'm tired, and I need a rest, and if I have to sell a little pond scum to get it, then so be it."
Innovation
( Source: Fast Company, January 2002, page 54 )
Weird Idea #2. Hire people whom you ( probably ) don't need. Interview and occasionally hire interesting or strange people with skills that your company doesn't need at the moment -- and might never need. Then ask them how they can help you. You might be surprised.
Weird Idea #3. Use job interviews to get new ideas, not just to screen candidates. Job interviews are a weak way to select employees. Still, there is a little-known benefit: They provide the opportunity to learn something new. Give job candidates problems that you can't solve. Listen as much as you can. Talk as little as you can.
Weird Idea #4. Encourage people to ignore superiors and peers. Hire defiant outsiders. Rather than teaching newcomers about company history or procedure, have the newcomers teach the old-timers how to think and act. Encourage people to drive you crazy by doing what they think is right rather than what they are told.
Weird Idea #5. Find happy people, and let them fight. If you want innovation, you need upbeat people who know the right way to battle. Avoid conflict during the earliest stages of the creative process, but encourage people to fight over ideas in the intermediate stages.
Source: Fast Company, January 2002, page 54
Microsoft Outlook
[Outlook Date Tagger]
Outlook Date Tagger
[Software] > Outlook Date Tagger
Theosophist
It is easy to become a Theosophist. Any person of average intellectual capacities, and a leaning toward the metaphysical; of pure, unselfish life, who finds more joy in helping his neighbour than in receiving help himself; one who is every ready to sacrifice his own pleasures for the sake of other people; and who loves Truth, Goodness and Wisdom for their own sake, not for the benefit they may confer- is a Theosophist.
But it is quite another matter to put oneself upon the path which leads to the knowledge of what is good to do, as to the right discrimination of good from evil; a path which also leads a man to that power through which he can do the good he desires, often without even apparently lifting a finder.
[The Theosophist: February 2003|http://ts-adyar.org/magazine/the_theosophist/February_03/page-01.htm]
H. P. Blavatsky
[Some Practical Suggestions for Daily Life|http://www.theosophical.ca/DailyLife.htm]
Theosophy
"Theosophy" comes from the Greek "Theos" and "sophia" meaning literally "Divine Knowledge". It is a body of knowledge - accumulated since time immemorial - that answers the great questions of life - Who am I, Where am I going, What am I doing here, What is the nature of the soul, What is the origin of the universe and What can be said about the nature of divinity.
[Fundamentals of Theosophy|http://www.ts-adyar.org/theosophy.html] : Theosophy is the body of truths which forms the basis of all religions, and which cannot be claimed as the exclusive possession of any. It restores to the world the Science of the Spirit, teaching man to know the Spirit as himself and the mind and body as his servants. It illuminates the scriptures and doctrines of religions by unveiling their hidden meanings, and thus justifying them at the bar of intelligence, as they are ever justified in the eyes of intuition. It puts death in its rightful place, as a recurring incidence in an endless life, opening the gateway to a fuller and more radiant existence.
[Some Practical Suggestions for Daily Life|http://www.theosophical.ca/DailyLife.htm] : ...Do not read much. If you read for ten minutes, reflect for as many hours...
Radha Burnier
[An interview with Dr Radha Burnier, head of the Theosophical Society|http://www.lifepositive.com/spirit/new-age-path/theosophical-society/theosophy.asp]
The Golden Stairs
An eager intellect
A courageous endurance of personal injustice
Parsley
[Spice Pages: Parsley|http://www-ang.kfunigraz.ac.at/~katzer/engl/generic_frame.html?Petr_cri.html]
Kishore Balakrishnan 2002
[Henry Miller], Sexus : Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.
I have started counting my age not in years, but [days]
!Zeitgeist
* 2001 August 11 - Krishna's birthday - setup this page... - I am reading [ask Osho|http://www.barnett.sk/software/osho/askindex.htm] - Your Questions Answered or Your Answers Questioned
* 2001 August 10 - I may not be updating [Kishore Balakrishnan's Psychic RAM|http://kishore.editthispage.com/] any longer...
* 1999 June 23 : [Marriage] [Sushma Kishore]
| Second tip at <a href="http://www.ithaca.edu/library/Training/htmlhints.html">Eight Tips on using HTML and constructing Web pages</a> is "<b>Figure out your purpose in life</b>. Or at least figure out the purpose of your Web site. You might ask yourself these questions: What do you want to say? Who do you intend your audience to be? Do you have enough to offer to make a Web site worth your while to create and worth someone's while to look at it, return to, and recommend to a friend."
Katinka Hesselink
She : "Karmayasa (carnatic.com) - interesting, and strangely organised website. Many interesting links - much inspiring information." at [Theosophy sites all over the world|http://www.katinkahesselink.net/links3.htm]
Dr. Bieler's Health Broth
Put 1/4 cup of water into a stock pot. Put the string beans in first and steam for about 5 minutes. Then put celery and zucchini into the pot and steam for another 5 - 7 minutes or until tender, but still crisp. Do not overcook. When done put the water that the vegetables have cooked in into the blender. Follow with the vegetables. Blend until liquefied. Add a teaspoon of raw unsalted butter and a large handful of parsley. Blend again until parsley is liquefied.
Inertia
CHANGE NOW!
In the Gita, Lord Krishna warns us that lust, anger and greed are
that we may be freed from egoism, lust, greed, hatred, anger and
are and no longer being willing to improve and advance.
willing to change then there is always hope, but if they are self-
identity with a body and mind; our only concern is that we get what
found a comfort level? Are we no longer willing to change? Have we
willing to change, and that is what all the scriptures and all our
gurus are calling us to. That has always been their central message.
Have another angle of vision. Change now!
Graham Hancock
Hancock has been examining a submerged city on the East Coast of Tamil Nadu.
Age. The Gulf of Cambay was also submerged, taking with it evidence of early
the ages and some of its past is now being revealed. Mr. Glenn Milne, a
British geologist from Durham University, has confirmed Hancock's theory.
[Tamil Nadu's Ancient Gene Pool Discovered|http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_132193,000900020001.htm]
Jon Udell
[To be Continued|http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2006/12/15.html] : ..I'll keep on doing it so long as we all find it worthwhile, but I also aim to connect with a lot of people on the trailing edge, many of whom have yet to subscribe to an RSS feed, publish a professionally-oriented blog, or compose a new service by stitching URLs together..
Elusive Happiness
Man wants happiness. He tries to get it from money, from power, from
another trying to find happiness. He gets knocks, blows, failure and
disappointment. He laughs, dances, weeps and mourns. His senses get
exhausted. He gets disgust for objects. Eventually he experiences
Man feels the need for a particular object. He tries to get it. If he
Analects of Sivananda
siddhasana, sarvangasana and sirsasana this will enable you to get
resolutely in times of emergency. Change is painful but ever needful.
Many talk like philosophers and sages - but they live like fools.
Etc
Some people are hard to forget - they simply can take a day
Help
2005-01-23-sun : Where is the village Sambalapattam (pronounciation in tamil - in English: Salary Kite) - in India? Please contact the webmaster. Many thanks!
Schauinsland
[Travel] > [Germany] > Schauinsland
Sex
[Osho] : [On Sex and Indulgence|http://www.geocities.com/yahugrup/sexual2.htm]
Maulbronn Monastery
[Maulbronn Monastery, a World Heritage in Baden-Württemberg|http://home.bawue.de/~wmwerner/english/maulbron.html] is 850 years old...
Hyundai
[Hyundai Selects SAP for Complete IT Systems at First U.S. Assembly Plant|http://www.sap.com/company/press/press.asp?pressID=2016] : ...Largest mySAP Automotive Implementation: Plant to Produce 300,000 Cars a Year..."We have made a strategic decision to use SAP in our first U.S. assembly plant to help us in our pursuit to become a global top-five carmaker," said Dr. Paeng Jung Kook, CIO of Hyundai Motor Company...
Vegetable Stock
[Food] > Vegetable Stock
The Law of Being
special privilege of the Hindu only.
Truth, austerity, knowledge, sacrifice and consecration are the
There are ten attributes of dharma. They are: patience or courage,
senses, thoughtfulness, knowledge, truthfulness and angerlessness.
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/murugan_bhakti/message/33
The Space Shuttle Columbia
via [Meg Hourihan] : [Space Shuttle Columbia Breaks Up On Landing|http://saltire.weblogger.com/2003/02/01]
Kalpana Chawla
now all we have is images
Society
(Get a daily wallpaper and quote from [PaperQuote])
Pho
[Vegetarian Pho Redux|http://www.stuttercut.org/hungry/archives/dinner_reports/000135.html#000135]
Workspot
You get a full graphical desktop.
Miracle
http://www.geocities.com/parasu41/miracles.html
Saint
God dwells in those who have no lust, anger, pride, arrogance,
delusion, greed, hatred and deceit. A sage realises his unity, his
attachments, who is never swayed by lust, greed or anger, who is
forbearing. He has a generous heart and possesses great fortitude and
self-knowledge) and a true disciple, then it is certain that the seat
beyond all bondage will be attained.
Secret of Living
brought about by agencies outside yourself. Disease is the result of
life to get rid of foreign matter. This disease ought not to be
suppressed with toxic drugs. Leave nature to get rid of it in her own
The first and foremost aid is fasting. Digestion of food is one of
the greatest charges on the vital economy. If you put food into the
function and is made to digest the food!
energy necessary for its digestion and elimination. That is all. Life
Satvic (pure) food such as fruits, vegetables, whole cereals, nuts,
green leafy vegetables and milk, nourishes the body and helps life.
people mistake the cravings of the palate for hunger. Perhaps hunger
Real hunger, as it is in the form of the Lord Himself, is
Intellect
[Intellect Crisis|http://www.geocities.com/parasu41/intellect_crisis.html]
Mumukshutva
the eyes and get rid of the dust. Till the dust is removed he will feel
great unrest. He will forget everything of this world. His sole concern
attaining God-realisation. He should forget everything else. He should
will desire intensely to get out of the water so that he could breathe.
Cars
http://www.bmw-werk-regensburg.de/
Patna
[Vedic course For Expectant Mothers|http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?artid=37109724] : PATNA, INDIA, February 12, 2003: Sujeet Jha, a post-graduate from Hindu College in Delhi University, is opening a unique institution, Sanskar,
"Lav-Kush," (after Lord Rama's children) for children ages 4 to 8,
heritage.
Index200301
Brave Buffalo, Brule Sioux Nation (1985) : ...The Earth People (indigenous natives) never wrote anything down, had no written language. They knew that if they wrote anything down it would be disastrous. If you write something down you don't have to remember it. And mind goes off into unconsciousness. It becomes negative, or unconscious force...
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[Theosophy], [Marriage], [Guru], [Music], [Mantras], [Scriptures]
[Manufacturing], [CRM], [SCM], [Knowledge Management]
Change is the only constant... The previous index : [Index2002]
Marktheidenfeld
[Travel] > [Germany] > Marktheidenfeld
http:///www.lebegesund.de
1 followed by 100 zeroes
"Googol" is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. It's a very large number.
Ovidiu Predescu
[The First Week at Google|http://www.webweavertech.com/ovidiu/weblog/archives/000160.html] : ...To get familiar with the existing code, I've started prototyping an idea I had for a long time...The work environment is very free, engineers can contribute to internal projects as they wish. The cool thing is that most ideas that you see on the public Web site are driven by engineers. This freedom is something I enjoy very much, as I don't like being constrained by a particular project...
Mokshamu Galada
knowledge in divine music to attain salvation ? Pranava or Omkara is generated from the
of divine music emerge. Is salvation obtainable to those who are not able to perceive the mind
Complicated
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else gets me frustrated
and you take what you get and you turn it into honesty
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else gets me frustrated
and you take what you get and you turn it into
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else gets me frustrated
and you take what you get and you turn it into
I see the way you're acting like your somebody else gets me frustrated
and you take what you get and you turn it into honesty
Feel
My head speaks a language, I don't understand
And I need to feel, real love in the life ever after, I can not get enough
Ayushya Homam
http://www.geocities.com/parasu41/ayushya.html
Computer
[Walk Away from That Computer|http://www.sap.info/public/en/news.php4/Category-28893c6139435ea7f/page/0/article/Article-243813e48feb1612e8/en] : ...News that a 32-year-old New Zealand man, who spent up to 18 hours at his computer, suffered a massive blood clot that caused him to black out, has caused experts to warn about the dangers of extended sitting in front of a monitor...
Kaizen
[Masaaki Imai] : "Kaizen means improvement. Moreover, KAIZEN means continuing improvement in personal life, home life, social life, and working life. When applied to the workplace KAIZEN means continuing improvement involving everyone - managers and workers alike."
Guide to Sadhakas
all things - extremes are always dangerous.
Aspirin
[From Aspirin to Zeppelin|http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa030501a.htm]
Yajna
http://www.geocities.com/parasu41/yajna.html : ...As far-reaching as the Law of Karma is the Law of Sacrifice, the law by which the worlds were built, the law by which they are maintained. All lives can only be supported by absorbing other lives:
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2. That Rishi said to them: 'Stay here a year longer, with penance, abstinence, and faith; then you may ask questions according to your pleasure, and if we know them, we shall tell you all.'
Breath
The first act of breath bridges you with the whole, makes you one with the whole,
So breathing has two parts. One: the body of breathing, made up of oxygen, nitrogen
analyze and come to know how much oxygen is needed, how much hydrogen, how much
nitrogen, how much carbon dioxide, and you can go on playing with the body of the
of oxygen, but he will not be alive.
whole, it is a dead breath. Oxygen will pass through the lungs -- nothing will
Nishkam Gupta
others of his age, his parents will tell you. He is currently at Camp
Configuration Management
[Interests] > Configuration Management is a process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life.
[Aviation Administration's Configuration Management Website|http://www1.faa.gov/cm/] : [Configuration Management 101|http://www1.faa.gov/cm/cmeducation.htm] , [MIL-HDBK-61|http://www1.faa.gov/cm/cmdocs/3Standards/Hdbk61/hdbk61.htm]
[Institute of Configuration Management|http://www.icmhq.com/] : [Criteria for Certification of Enabling Software Tools|http://www.icmhq.com/criteriaforcert.html]
[Sablime Configuration Management Home Page|http://www.bell-labs.com/project/sablime/]
Vallalar
Welcome to Thiru Arutprakasa Vallalar's Homepage
Adapt or Die
[Books] > Adapt or Die. Companies that cling to a traditional supply-chain model will have increasing competitive problems, or may not even survive - this is the main theme in Adapt or Die, a new book by Claus Heinrich, intended to appeal to a wider audience than just supply-chain-management (SCM) specialists.
Ten ways to enhance your family dinnertime
But we forget the high price in terms of health and happiness that is being paidwhen dinners are undermined. Besides, a lot can be gained when dinner times are treated as special times. Treat your dinnertime as a sacred time for you and yourfamily and you will see the rewards right away.
Besides the obvious advantage of offering a prayer before we eat, it also gives a couple of minutes to quiet down before we begin. In Ayurveda it has been said that it is not only what you eat, but also when you eat, what kind of emotional status you are in when you eat, and whom you eat with helps us digest our food better. So by doing a small prayer will help you calm down and see dinner as what it really is - a ritual.
Another small ritual but a good habit nonetheless. Every one should only go to the dinner table after washing their hands. Washing your hands not only help you in getting rid of the germs and bacteria but also puts you in the clean mood to enjoy the food you are about to have.
Hindu Temples in Singapore
[Singapore] > Hindu Temples in Singapore / [Hindu Temples in Germany]
# [Sri Mariamman Temple|http://www.heb.gov.sg/smt/main.html] .....is the oldest and most important of Singapore's Hindu religious buildings..... 244 South Bridge Road Singapore 058793. Tel 62234064 - Opening Hrs: 7am-12noon, 6pm-9pm - Email: heb_smt at pacific.net.sg
# [Sri Sivan Temple|http://www.heb.gov.sg/sst/sst-main.html] 24, Geylang East Ave 2, Singapore 389752.Tel: 7434566; Fax: 7437622. Opening Hrs: 6.30am-12noon, 6pm-9pm, Email: heb_sst at pacific.net.sg
# [Sree Changi Ramar Temple|http://www.changiramartemple.com/], 51 Changi Village Road, Singapore 509908. Tel: 65431463. Email: sriramar@pacific.net.sg - opening hours : 7:00 am to 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
# Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple, Ceylon Road [Images at rainpalm.com|http://www.rainpalm.com/Ganesha01/index.htm]
Selfish
Gautam Buddha is passing near a village which consists of high caste brahmins only.
They are very much against Gautam Buddha, they have all gathered outside the village
to reach the other village before the sun sets. If you have not finished all that
"In the village just before this village, people came with sweets and fruits. And we
Buddha said, "You are intelligent. Do the same: whatever you have brought, I don't
I want you not to become missionaries, I want you to become messages.
Dhyana
[Yoga and Meditation (Dhyana)|http://www.santosha.com/moksha/meditation1.html] by Georg Feuerstein
Gita Govinda
http://www.invismultimedia.com/INVISNEW/Pages/Ashtapadi.html : ...Jayadeva's Gita Govindam, also known as Ashtapadi, is a rime of eternal love and supreme devotion composed in the 12th century in India. Poet Jayadeva, born in Orissa was a member of the Court of the King of Bengal. Peerless in the sheer magic of its poetics and passion, Gitagovindam is an unsurpassable gem in Sanskrit poetry...
Eknath Easwaran
http://www.nilgiri.org/nilgiri.cfm?pageid=5001 : ...Sri Eknath Easwaran is respected around the world as one of the twentieth century’s great spiritual teachers...
[The Eight Point Program|http://www.nilgiri.org/nilgiri.cfm?pageid=1]
Logistics Management Associates
[Companies] > Logistics Management Associates
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
1900 - Mikhael Ivanov was born in a small village in Bulgaria. He was a precocious child and early on became fascinated with spiritual matters.
# 2005-10-24-mon - link http://www.youaregods.net/ sent via email (by rshargel @ Y! )
Climbing the Blue Mountain
http://www.nilgiri.org/nilgiri.cfm?pageid=20
Deeksha
[Naam or Word - Deeksha|http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/naam/naam-deeksha.htm] : ...In almost all the scriptural lore we come across, in one form or another, a term that stands for "initiation," i.e., introduction of a person into the principles of the inner science. The Muslims generally use the word "baet" for initiation, while others call it "deeksha." Among the Christians, the admission to the church is known as "baptism.'' The Hindus call it "duojanma" or the second birth.
This initiation or introduction into the tenets of a new science is not something formal or by word of mouth only. Its significance is far deeper than is generally understood. It is tantamount to adopting an individual into the very life and spirit of the tenets that are introduced to him in theory. It is conveying a Life-impulse to the initiate and giving him first-hand experience of the source of life. It thus has a two-fold aspect: theoretical as well as practical...
Singlish
Britons : Hello, this is Mr Bean. Did anyone page for me a few
S'poreans: Hello, who page?
Britons : Excuse me, I'd like to get by. Would you please make way?
gents/ladies. Please carry on without me, it would only take a moment.
Tantra
[The Magick Path of Tantra|http://www.shivashakti.com/magick.htm] : ...The spark of Tantra was ignited in India but was exported and burst into flame in other countries. Although Tantra had a firm spiritual basis, it was not so much a religion as a way of life.....Tantra lore maintains that only enlightenment, attained by meditation or breath control, culminating in Self Realisation could end rebirth and bring about reunion of the Spirit with the Supreme Spirit of the Cosmos -the Purusha (Cosmic Spirit).....The Tantrik Nath or Kaula way of life is based on the profound knowledge that men and women are not machines, animals or robots. They are not pawns in a cosmic game nor must they accept the face value of the cards dealt out by the "Dealer". For most, the general program of their lives is a routine they must accept and most of it is easily predictable. Too many people are resigned to this and when some event bursts in their face or shatters the roundabout routine, very few are prepared to manipulate the event or have the thinking ability to control it. As the routine, and life in general, becomes more complicated, the "Think Power" diminishes. They become, more and more, one of the crowd and willing to be carried on the wavecrests of convention and corruption. They become the people who vote in haste and repent at leisure. The future well being and welfare of human society is much in our own hands on both material and spiritual levels.....the Nath Tantriks value the development of the three super-psychic faculties of [insight], [intuition] and [imagination]...
[Georg Feuerstein] : [Tantrism and Neotantrism|http://www.santosha.com/moksha/tantrism1.html]
[What is tantra?|http://www.geocities.com/open_tantra_group/what_is_tantra.htm] : ...Tantra is an ancient "life positive" esoteric path suited to the needs of genuine seekers after esoteric wisdom in the twenty-first century. Currently best known for its advocacy of sacred sexual practices, these are in fact only part of what Tantra is about...
[sivasakti.com - General Introduction to Tantra Yoga|http://sivasakti.com/articles/tantra/introduction-to-tantra-art01.html]
Cosmopolitan
The Magick Path of [Tantra] : ...I have, in fact, always though of myself as a cosmopolitan and not limited by any ideas and not part of the social, political or intellectual world. The world is my city; the cosmos my land. The word cosmopolitan was first used by Diogenes, the naked Greek Cynic philosopher about 400 B.C. When will the human race grow up to recognise that there are many people who are not nationalists and want to be free of labels and locations? Why, in this modern day and age is it expected that all humans should grow up and conform to the patterns and ideas of the country and zone into which they are born? We are really still a long way from being a civilised and advanced culture...
Tilak
[The Magick Path of Tantra] : ...One of the unique features of India is the Tilak, the red mark used to denote that one belongs to the Hindu community. Although it is used by all women it is used by men also. Its ancient origin is amusing. In the long distant past, when a girl had her first monthly period she became an adult and the parents wanted to get her married as soon as possible. Propaganda was used in various forms to let the local bachelors know that it was now time to speak up and pop the question. This method was not favoured among the young girls and most were shy and embarrassed by a man going around the town beating a drum and shouting "Gulub is having a bloody time". Prayers to Vishwakarma solved the problem. Taking a rest from constructing large galaxies, suns and planets, he found time to visit India. At constructing a better situation he proved ideal. He promulgated a new rule that when the girls had their first Luna blood, the mother should put her finger in the right place and then use the blood to mark a spot or streak between the eyes on the forehead. Thus marked, the girls were proud to walk round the town and no words need be spoken...
The Singapore Lodge Theosophical Society
[Theosophy] > The [Singapore] Lodge Theosophical Society
http://www.singaporelodge.org/
Basic Theosophy Course
[The Singapore Lodge Theosophical Society] > Basic [Theosophy] Course / [Courses]
We sometimes ask ourselves these and other questions which seem to have no answers. The Theosophical Society, a non-sectarian movement engaged in the promotion of Universal Brotherhood and study of the Laws of Nature governing the universe, provides answers to some of the perennial and perplexing questions about life and its purpose. Register fo the Basic Theosophy Course and gain an insight into the ancient wisdom. This course comprises seven segments. Each segment of three hours duration is conduction once a week. Hence, the entire course of seven segments is conducted over a period of seven weeks. The Basic Theosophy Course which is free of charge is a must for earnest truth seekers. The following subjects will be covered:
* The Astral Plane - This is a continuation of the lecture on death and after. A general description of the Astral place and its inhabitants. Man's activities when the physical body is asleep and when he sheds his physical body at death.
Contact [The Singapore Lodge Theosophical Society] to register for the course !
George Leonard
[People] > George Leonard
Emerson Process Management
[Companies] > Emerson Process Management is a leading global supplier of products, services, and solutions that measure, analyze, control, automate, and improve process-related operations.
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[NeoIT] advises companies on how to relocate outside the US a wide range of their IT tasks, from network management to transaction processing. Last year, NeoIT’s fees were 275 million dollars. This year, it surpassed that figure in less than three months. Obviously this is not good news for IT employment. Research company Forrester estimates that 3.3 million service-sector jobs will leave the US for India, Russia, China and the Philippines over the dozen of so years. Associations representing software engineers and the like are angry but at least one industry watcher believes that companies have panicked because of the economy and that all but routine software jobs will return to the US. "Companies aren't thinking through whether long term this is going to be a viable business strategy. It's not easy communicating and coordinating with people of other cultures and other places," University of Southern California business school Professor Ravi Kumar opined to the San Francisco Chronicle.
A Free and Simple Computer Link
http://www.links.net/vita/web/start/markoff.html : ...Think of it as a map to the buried treasures of the Information Age...
Truth
[There is no religion higer than truth]
There is no religion higer than truth
[Articles] > There is no religion higer than truth
Suki Sivam
Do you have Suki Sivam's articles / contact address / webpage / website ?
Laparoscopy
[Laparoscopic Surgery & Minimally Invasive Surgery in India|http://www.angelfire.com/ar/laparoscopy/]
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Twenty years later, DNS, one of the largest name services in operation,
Teachings of Yoga
[Books] > [Teachings of Yoga|http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/157062318X/carnaticcom] Edited By [Georg Feuerstein]
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/157062318X/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/157062318X.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="Teachings of Yoga by Georg Feuerstein" hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a>
...Arjuna typifies the spiritual seeker who, until he has received illuminating instruction from a qualified teacher, walks through life in ignorance, causing himself and others much needless suffering...All of us have a Krishna and an Arjuna component in our nature. We are both Self (or Spirit) and self (or ego-bound personality)...The mind is the alchemical mercury that must be transmuted into pure gold. It is also the cauldron in which this process of transformation occurs...The quotations in this volume were chosen for their inspirational power...Listening(shravana) to the disclosures of sages and saints is one of the time-honored practices of seeks after the Truth. Any time we pay attention to anything, we participate in it on the subtle levels. Therefore it matters greatly where we place our attention. The sages long ago recommended that the next best thing to immersing oneself in the Truth directly through profound meditation and ecstasy is to hear it from the mouth of one who knows and then to ponder it with one's native reasoning ability...
* Self-Knowledge
Georg Feuerstein
[People] > Georg Feuerstein Ph.D., founder-director of the Yoga Research and Education Center (YREC), is internationally known for his many interpretative studies of the Yoga tradition.
Dadaji
"Born in 1911, Shri Mahendranath was the last Guru of both the Adi-Nath and Uttara Kaula Tantrik lineages. Though both these ancient lineages came to an end with Shri Mahendranath's passing in 1991, he left as a legacy a new Nath Order tailored for the West. Now a householder rather than a sannyasin order, the International Nath Order is currently headed by Dadaji's successor, Shri Kapilnath."
Restaurants in Singapore
mostly vegetarian
* http://www.vegetarianexpress.com.sg/
* http://www.angelsbistro.com
* http://genesishealthfood.blogspot.com/
[Bombay Woodlands Restaurant Singapore|http://www.bombaywoodlands.com/] "The landmark for good indian vegetarian cuisine at the nicer side of orchard road" : 19, Tanglin Road, #B1-01 / 02, Tanglin Shopping Centre, Singapore 247909 - Tel 6235 2712 Fax 6235 0337 - Open Daily: 9:30am to 10:00pm
[The Whole Earth Vegetarian Restaurant]
http://www.vegetarian-restaurants.net/Asia/Singapore.htm
Ghaangothree Vegetarian Restaurant - No.5, #01-01, Hindoo Road, Singapore 209107 - Tel 62966939 - order at tasteourfood.com - http://www.tasteourfood.com
Take Vege Vegetarian Garden (S) Pte Ltd. - 574 / 576 Geyland Road. (between Lor 32 & 34) - 7.00 am to 12.00 midnight - Tel (65) 6846 4838
[Singapore unofficial food ... where to find vegetarian fare|http://www.makantime.com/vegetarian.htm]
Daily Veg - nestled in the basement of Temasek Tower - right opposite the POSB auto-teller and behind the Kodak Express shop - #B1-07 Temasek Tower - Tel 62220566 - hop off the MRT at Tanjong Pagar and just follow the exit to Temasek Tower - opening hours: Mon to Fri 8am to 7pm, Sat: 8am to 2pm - TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) is a staple in Daily Veg Creations
Malaysian High Commission Singapore
* 2005 April 16 - [Travel Agents who issue Visas to Malaysia|http://www.singaporetours.com.sg/default.asp/P/1053014/S/2] : ...With effect from 1 September 2004, the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore will outsource all visa applications to the following appointed travel agents. The High Commission will no longer accept walk-in visa applications by individuals... Procedure at Mustafa : passport, employment pass, Work Permit or Permanent Residence, 1 photo, $15 processing fee, x year multiple entry x X $45, processing time 4 days - Check with Mustafa for the latest status
Personal notes: It is better to be there at 6:30am and queue. At 7:30, there are easily 100 in the queue... At 7:45am, application forms are given. There is a possibility to photocopy documents, get passport size photos nearby. It is also possible to get application form from the same place... But they fill it for you and charge SGD 2... Many in the queue will get this done... But there is enough time to fill the application form once it is issued at 7:45am
* Visa on arrival ? 2004-04-23: Kashi : "I understand now that Indians can get immediate visa at KLIA and Tuas (2nd Link), but not in Woodlands, to Malaysia."
At the Feet of the Master
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Dragon fruit
[Dragon Fruit - Hylocerus undatus|http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/dragon_fruit.htm] : "The fruit is popular eaten chilled, out of hand. It is also used to flavor drinks and pastries. Unopened flowerbuds are cooked and eaten as vegetables."
Swami Subramaniam
[A Divine Man - In the footsteps of Vallalar - Swami Subramaniam, IIT|http://www.vallalar.org/legends/Subra-In%20English.htm] : ...One is filled with wonder, when he meets this ego-less Swami, who has not taken any solid food for the last six years! Is that all ? No, more than this he has not gone to sleep as well for these six years. His diet consists only of six to seven glasses of an herbal concentrate (Karisilanganni Kashayam) and that keeps the Swami much more energetic and active than a normal healthy man...
One Thousand Suns: Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five and the Last Walk
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0893816310/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0893816310.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="One Thousand Suns: Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five and the Last Walk by Asit Chandmal" hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a>
The Books of Secrets
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Jorn Barger
[People] > Jorn Barger
There's a spiritual solution to every problem
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060192305/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0060192305.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="There's a spiritual solution to every problem by Wayne W. Dyer" hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a>
Very Low Sperm Count
[Infertility and Nutrition|http://www.healingwithnutrition.com/idisease/infertility/impotence.html] (From Dr. Steven Whiting's book, You Can Be Well At Any Age: Your Definitive Guide to Vibrant Health and Longevity.) : "The use of herbs and nutrients is exceedingly safer than the pharmaceutical choices. These alternatives should be considered BEFORE resorting to more invasive treatments."
[Infertility Self-management Program|http://www.healingwithnutrition.com/idisease/infertility/pplan.html]
[Male Infertility and the role of Nutrition|http://tsangenterprise.com/news54.htm]
Rudolf Breuss
[Organic Breuss Vegetable Juice]
Organic Breuss Vegetable Juice
[Food] > Organic Breuss Vegetable Juice
[rapunzel.com : Organic Breuss Vegetable Juice|http://www.rapunzel.com/products/biotta/biotta_juice_breuss.html] : ...The Austrian naturopathic doctor, Rudolf Breuss, developed this juice formula consisting of beetroots, carrots, celeriac, radish, and potatoes in specific ratios, to provide a balance of basic elements required for the body's nourishment...
Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart Supercenter Mannheim-Vogelstang Spreewaldallee 38-40 - Tel 0621 7001 500 - Mo. to Fr. : 7.00 to 20.00 - Sa. 7.00 to 16.00 Uhr
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
[Travel] > [Singapore] > Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Sony Ericsson T100
[sonyericsson.com - T100|http://www.sonyericsson.com/sg/spg.jsp?page=start&Redir=template%3DPS1%26B%3Die%26PID%3D10002%26LM%3DPSM_V] : ...It looks success, it feels refined and it performs. At work or at play, the Sony Ericsson T100 is your statement in style...
Egg
["Free Range," "Cage Free," "Organic": What's the Story?|http://www.enn.com/news/2003-07-01/s_4813.asp] : ...In the past 10 years, the egg has undergone a remarkable transformation, from a humble provider of protein, vitamins, and minerals to an all-purpose edible conduit through which beneficial nutrients or potentially harmful chemicals can pass into the human body...
Thank You for Being Such a Pain
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0609804146/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0609804146.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="Thank You for Being Such a Pain: Spiritual Guidance for Dealing With Difficult People by Mark I. Rosen" hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a>
# get even
# make inner changes
Lakshmi Thathachar
M A Lakshmi Thathachar is formally a professor of Sanskrit and visually an orthodox brahmin. But study the man's work for the last 25 years and you will discover a man who reaches into Sanskrit texts to practice his farming, conservation, animal husbandry and even research into computer languages. At 68, he awaits young men to join him in creating new departures in computer science. Read a fascinating profile here:
[Soil and soul reconnect with Sanskrit at Melkote|http://www.goodnewsindia.com/Pages/content/traditions/melkote.html]
Career
[The 10 Worst Mistakes Career Changers Make|http://editorial.careers.msn.com/articles/mistakes/]
Anuradha Bakhshi
[Since she couldn't find answers to the question 'why?' Anuradha Bakhshi chose to craft them herself.|http://www.goodnewsindia.com/Pages/content/outreach/pwhy.html]
Sun
[Sun Honors Six with 'Fellow'|http://siliconvalley.internet.com/news/article.php/2106551] : ....."Innovation is only partly about technology. The bigger part is the people who have the insights, make the connections, and spur each other to new heights," said Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos. "It has always been the people of Sun that produce not just big ideas but big results. This is an elite group of experts in their fields who understand how to create and apply technology to provide real-life solutions to our customers worldwide as networks grow more complex.".....
Sengkang
[sengkang.com - The web portal for Sengkang residents|http://www.sengkang.com/] : ...The name Sengkang comes from a road called Lorong Sengkang, off Lorong Buangkok. The word Sengkang (Shen-Gang) in Chinese simply means "prosperous harbour". The area was formerly known as Kangkar (Gang-Jiao) or "foot of the port" as there was once a fishing port located along Sungei Serangoon. Fishing villages and rubber and pepper plantations flourished in the area in the old days...
Software Project Management
[Interests] > Software Project Management
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0932633439/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0932633439.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams, 2nd Ed." hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a> by Tom Demarco, Timothy Lister, Timothy R. Lister
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201835959/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0201835959.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)" hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a> by Frederick P. Brooks (Author)
Web Hosting
* Storage
# http://www.asmallorange.com - almost perfect if not for some uptime issues! - have personal experience
# 2009 11 29 - VPS Performance Comparison - http://journal.uggedal.com/vps-performance-comparison
* 2009 oct 15 http://apisnetworks.com/web_hosting_packages ( found via http://www.theangrydrunk.com/2009/10/14/lifehacker-emphasis-on-the-hack/ )
* 2006 12 22 - changed recommendation
* [DreamHost|http://www.dreamhost.com/rewards.cgi?carnaticwm] (disclaimer: I get referral fees - will tell you how much when i get some...)
* 2005 01 23 sun - Since today... i will use http://www.hostmatters.com for http://www.kishore.org - so far so good - if one doesnot need much bandwidth and also hosts multiple domains... then http://www.hostmatters.com is probably a better choice ! - you get shell access and fantastico too - http://www.totalchoicehosting.com is very good too - http://www.textdrive.com doesnot have cpanel and it is probably only required if you are going to need ruby, ruby on rails etc. My recommendation: http://www.hostmatters.com or http://www.totalchoicehosting.com
Find below a list of pages (non self referral , list of links) that link to
* http://www.windsofchange.net/
* http://www.boogenstein.com
* http://www.mirabilis.ca : [Moveable Type and Dreamhost: .....I no longer recommend Dreamhost.....|http://www.mirabilis.ca/archives/000151.html]
* http://www.shaunc.com/ : [I'd suggest taking a look at bluevirtual.com|http://lists.golum.org/pipermail/golum/2003-November/013445.html]
* http://www.asmallorange.com/
http://www.lunarpages.com/
* [Nick Denton] : [Web Hosting Suggestions|http://www.nickdenton.org/archives/004196.html] contains warning against dreamhost - oops...
* [Rick Klau : Web hosting suggestions?|http://www.rklau.com/tins/archives/2003/11/11/web_hosting_suggestions.php] : http://www.imhosted.com http://www.hostingmatters.com/
* [Jerry Lawson's Hosts for Web Sites or Blogs|http://www.netlawblog.com/archives/000184.html] : http://www.lunarpages.com/ http://www.webhost4life.com/
>> Detailed reviews - look at the bottom of the first page for the reviews...
georgiawebservices.com
>> [Top 10 reliable low cost web hosting providers|http://www.georgiawebservices.com/webhosting.html]
Reflexology
Ai Sin Foot Reflexology Centre, 810, Geylang Road, #01-89, City Plaza, Singapore 409286. Tel: 6743 6209. 1pm to 10pm
Six Questions That Can Change Your Life
[Books] > Six Questions That Can Change Your Life
Leiden
[Edsger W. Dijkstra] .....obtained degrees in mathematics and theoretical physics from the University of Leyden..... http://www.leiden.edu/
20031111
[Google Spyware|http://www.sidhe.org/~dan/blog/archives/000267.html] : ...Also makes me wonder how long before Google starts snagging the contents as seen in your browser in case the pages it tries to crawl aren't accessible...
20040203
Singapore Airlines will make aviation history on Feb 3 when the world's longest non-stop commercial flight takes off at Changi Airport for a 16-hour trip to Los Angeles on the airbus [A340-500|http://www.airbus.com/product/a340_a500_introduction.asp]
Change
[Articles] / [Words] > Change
Mahatma Gandhi: You must be the change you wish to see in the world
http://www.change.org/
http://livingclimatechange.com/
CHANGE NOW!
In the Gita, Lord Krishna warns us that lust, anger and greed are
that we may be freed from egoism, lust, greed, hatred, anger and
are and no longer being willing to improve and advance.
willing to change then there is always hope, but if they are self-
identity with a body and mind; our only concern is that we get what
found a comfort level? Are we no longer willing to change? Have we
willing to change, and that is what all the scriptures and all our
gurus are calling us to. That has always been their central message.
Have another angle of vision. Change now!
Murasoli Maran
[Murasoli Maran dies after prolonged illness|http://ushome.rediff.com/money/2003/nov/23maran.htm]
Kishore Natarajan
[Emerson Process Management|http://www.emersonprocess.com/]
Nussloch
[Travel] > [Germany] > Nussloch
Romantische Strasse
[Travel] > [Germany] > Romantische Strasse
Glacier Express
http://www.mgbahn.ch/glacierexpress1.php : ...On board famous Swiss mountain railways from St. Moritz to Zermatt, from Piz Bernina to the Matterhorn. A 7 1/2 hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 metres in altitude. A panoramic trip through the Alps in the heart of Switzerland. The Glacier Express: also the most beautiful route between the sights of the Graubünden holiday region, central Switzerland, including Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) and Lucerne itself, the sunny Wallis area with its glacier landscape, and the exciting regions of the South. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient, fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys, rich in tradition and centuries-old culture.
Europa-Park
[Travel] > [Germany] > Europa-Park
Autobahn
[Germany] > Autobahn
http://www.autobahn-online.de/ : ...This page is about past, present and future of the german autobahn system. Discover the changing history, take a look at abandoned roads or get informed about new transportation plans. Have fun!...
Suntec City
Fountain of Wealth is the World's Largest Fountain
Fakir
[Companies] > Fakir Hausgeraete
Adventskalender
[Adventskalender 2003 - A German Advent Calendar|http://german.about.com/library/bladventkalend03.htm]
Geshe Michael Roach
[People] > Geshe Michael Roach
"The whole point then is to make money in a clean and honest way, to understand clearly where it comes from so it doesn't stop, and to maintain a healthy view toward it while we have it. As long as we do these things, making money is completely consistent with a spiritual way of life; in fact, it becomes part of a spiritual way of life." From [The Diamond Cutter] by Geshe Michael Roach
The Diamond Cutter
http://www.enlightenedbusiness.com/newsstand.html - [Geshe Michael Roach], one of today's great teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, has richly woven The Diamond Cutter in three layers. The first is a translation of The Diamond Cutter Sutra itself, an ancient text comprised of conversations between the Buddha and his close disciple Subhuti. In the second layer, Geshe Michael Roach quotes from some of the best commentaries of the Tibetan tradition. In the main text, the third layer, he uses both Sutra and commentary as a jumping-off point for presenting his own teaching.
Martin Gray
http://www.sacredsites.com/ : Martin Gray is an anthropologist and photographer specializing in the study of sacred sites and pilgrimage traditions around the world. Traveling as a pilgrim, Martin spent twenty years, visiting and photographing over 1000 sacred sites in eighty countries.
This web site discusses Martin's pilgrimage journeys, features many of his photographs and writings, lists calendar details of upcoming slide shows, gives information regarding book and photograph orders, and has links to related sites.
Salem
Hotel Cenneys Gateway, 97/4, Sarada College Main Road, Five Roads, Salem - 636 004 - Tel : +91 427 2330566, Fax: +91 427 2330599, Email: hotelcenneys@eth.net
20031220
Tibetan cow horn is known for its medical properties which can draw heat and toxin from our body. Horn comb is non-static. It can be used daily. It is proven effective against white hair, dandruff, hairloss, headache, insomnia, high blood pressure and giddiness. see also http://community.webshots.com/user/tianbaocare - IMM - Tianbao Guasha Health-care centre will provide body Guasha, magnetic acupressur, chopsticks beating, natural ingredients footwashing massage, toxin elimination slimming.
Weihnachten
[german.about.com : Christmas - Guide Picks|http://german.about.com/cs/christmas/]
20031224
[Philips Television Pixel Plus 29PT9420|http://www.pixelplus.philips.com/product_product_range.htm]
[Toshiba Refrigerator 3 Doors GR-N45ST|http://www.toshiba.com.sg/__48256BAC0062814D.nsf/webDocuments/TSPS-5PV3SA]
Mauritius
* the splendid Beau Rivage
The Anthologist
http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~antho/
Joe Simonetta
Author of Seven Words that can Change the World
Argentina
[Travel] > Argentina
[Philip Greenspun] : [20 Perfect Days in Argentina|http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2004/01/03#a3360], [Things that I did in Argentina for the first time|http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2004/01/03#a3359]
Donny Simonton
http://www.myownhost.com/images/gui_admin_demo.gif
Georg Gradl
[People] > Georg Gradl
Rheinberg
[Travel] > [Germany] > Rheinberg
[High-tech store in small German town shows how grocery shopping may actually become enjoyable|http://online.wsj.com/public/article/0,,SB107004263368918800,00.html?mod=2%5F1055%5F1]
Business Development
[Lead Generation|http://www.profnet.org/leadgen.html]
Desire
Are not a function of intelligence
Shirley Smith
from http://www.sewingarts.com/shirley.htm : .....is a teacher, clothing designer and expert in the field of garment construction and fitting. She is author of the sewing text [The Art Of Sewing]® Basics & Beyond which has been adopted by colleges and universities across the country. She has produced two videos - The Art of Sewing® Collars and The Art Of Sewing® Welt Pockets & Bound Buttonholes and designed a line of wearable-flower patterns.....
Joe Fitzgibbon
came across Stone Age Diet when searching for additives...
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
[Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Introduction by Chester Messenger|http://reluctant-messenger.com/yoga-sutras.htm] : ...The greatest classical text from the yoga school of Indian philosophy is the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, written in the second century BC. These "threads" on yoga or union, are extremely terse, stating concisely and often precisely, essential points or techniques. Originally these teachings were oral and were explained and interpreted by commentaries from a teacher guiding the student...
orkut
http://www.orkut.com is an online trusted community web site designed for friends. The main goal of our service is to make the social life of yourself and your friends more active and stimulating. The community site allows friends to virtually come together, find common interests, share relevant information, and organize social events.
20040124
I just skimmed the page... The last question and answer is interesting...
Resume
[Joel Spolsky] : [Getting your Resume Read|http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/ResumeRead.html]
Santosham
From Ramana Maharishi and the Path of Self-Knowledge : .....The English have a word "Thanks" but we only say santosham (I am pleased).....
Where Are You Going?
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0911307605/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0911307605.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="Swami Muktananda: Where Are You Going?" hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a>
From the Introduction: .....Often, when Swami Muktananda would meet a disciple or a visitor walking on the grounds of one of his ashrams, he would greet them with a question. "Where are you going?" And often that simple question would trigger a profound contemplation. "Where am I going?" you would find yourself wondering, "What am I really doing with my life?".....When an enlightened being comes into your life, this is the question he or she inspires.....
The ABC of Enlightenment
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007161484/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0007161484.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="Osho : The ABC of Enlightenment" hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a>
Essential Blogging
|<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596003889/carnaticcom"><img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0596003889.01.TZZZZZZZ.jpg" border="0" alt="Essential Blogging" hspace="3" vspace="3"/></a>
Buddy
Based on a true story, "Buddy" is about an English socialite Gertrude Lintz (Russo - The Thomas Crown Affair) and her husband (Coltrane - The World Is Not Enough) who live in their Long Island mansion with an incredible menagerie of animals, amongst them an infant gorilla whom she raised like a human baby. But as the gorilla enters adulthood, it becomes so increasingly uncontrollable that it threatens the lives of the humans.
Robert Blackwill
told me, was as close to heaven as one could get on
male singer accompanied by a harmonium in the Golden
curiosity. After my extremely energetic and, I
to locate the mysterious long legged whirling dervish
arranged meals and bedding for all assembled here so
courage of the Gujaratis as they recover from the
breathing pure oxygen. I cannot get enough of it.
tragedy and stayed up all night writing my poem for
Of the circle. Of the triangle. Arranged marriages.
could happily be a vegetarian. But please don’t tell
enveloping colours. The Bengal tigers in the wild at
India for me, absolutely unforgettable. And more than
and protected me - who were generous to me beyond
anti-terrorist convictions of my President, George W
hearing in early 2001 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I
Cambridge, and that New England winter turned to
friends, these terrorist outrages against my country
States and India will win it together - because we
challenge from a variety of perspectives for several
millennia. It has been my immense privilege during
has changed my life — forever.
Automotive
[Mitsubishi - Tonsley Park - Tour the Factory|http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/mitssite/jsp/pages/company/tourthefactory/tourthefactory.jsp] contains links to "How we make engines" and "How we make cars" !
Ten Commandments for Peace of Mind
# Forget and forgive
# Change yourself according to the environment
Potsdam
[Travel] > [Germany] > Potsdam
Pankaj Jalote
Pankaj Jalote is with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur since 1989, where he was also the Head of the Department from 1998 to 2002. Earlier he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, where he also held joint appointment in the Institute of Advanced Computer Studies. From 1996 to 1998, he was Vice President (quality) at Infosys Technologies Ltd., a large Bangalore-based company providing software solutions worldwide, where he spearheaded Infosys' successful move to high maturity levels of the CMM.
Nigel Alston
[People] > Nigel Alston
The Rope
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-attached-you-your-rope-page-rutledge-lcsw-cht/
Dennis Prager
[People] > Dennis Prager
http://www.dennisprager.com/
Vipassana Meditation
http://www.dhamma.org/ : "This is the international home page of the organizations which offer courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers."
Edsger W. Dijkstra
[People] > Edsger W. (Wybe) Dijkstra
[In Pursuit of Simplicity - the manuscripts of Edsger W. Dijkstra|http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/]
[E.W. Dijkstra Archive: Obituary|http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/obituary.html] : .....At Dijkstra's passage, let us recall Phaedo's parting remark about Socrates: "we may truly say that of all the men of his time whom we have known, he was the wisest and justest and best.".....
Ivo Totev
Ivo Totev is technology evangelist at [SAP]. He gives technical, customer, and keynote presentations on Java and Web Services technologies and strategy, and has spoken on major technical conferences including Java ONE. He has over 10 years experience in the IT industry and has worked in consulting positions for various companies. Prior to joining SAP Ivo spent several years with Sun Microsystems as technology evangelist focusing on J2EE, J2ME and XML.
Takshaka
[Guruji Sri Muralidhara Swamigal's Bhagavatam discourse|http://www.madhuramurali.org/swamigal/essay/ji_lecbhagavatam.html] : .....King Parikshit throws a dead snake on a Rishi by name Shamika, in an attempt to test his 'Samadhi' stage and thus earns the curse of the Rishikumar (son of the Rishi). The Rishikumar curses the King would die of Snake Takshaka's bite. The Rishi who knows King Parikshit to be virtuous sends his son to divulge the curse to the King. The great King does not punish the bold Rishi kumar who comes to reveal the curse, instead asks him how many days are left for him to live.....
The Little Prince
http://www.angelfire.com/hi/littleprince/ "This site is best viewed with the heart."
Hardanger
[Etc] > Hardanger
Hardanger embroidery, as we know it today, is a form of openwork which originated in the south western Norwegian fjord country of Hardanger. Its origins are unclear, but it is known that hardanger reached Norway from Italy during the seventeenth century.
Rita Vainius : [The History of Hardangersom (Hardanger)|http://www.caron-net.com/apr99files/apr99fea.html]
http://www.nordicneedle.com : [Hardanger Hints|http://www.nordicneedle.com/tips/hardanger_hints.shtml], [Hardanger 101|http://www.nordicneedle.com/tips/har101.shtml], 201, 301
http://www.goldingcraft.com/hardang.htm - book suggestions
http://www.white-works.com/hardanger.htm
http://www.eac.ca/embroidery_canada/dec_2002/hardanger.html - article in embroidery canada
http://www.globalwomensnet.com/needlework/hardanger_embroidery.html - lots of links
Swami Omkarananda
Swami Omkarananda is the founder of [Chidbhavananda Ashram] in Theni, Tamil Nadu. His admirable articulation and profound knowledge in scriptures make his lectures enlivening.
Foto Barchard
[Germany] > [Heidelberg] > [Companies] > Foto Barchard
The Knotty Shop
Hardanger - Tapestry - Cross Stitch - Framing
Knoppix
It doesnot work for me even with "failsafe" ! Am getting panic error - It is not so important to get it working... But it would have been nice if it worked the first time! I have other important things to do...
The Whole Earth Vegetarian Restaurant
[Singapore] > The Whole Earth Vegetarian Restaurant
http://www.we-vege.com/
.....this restaurant has made a name for itself in high quality, healthy vegetarian cooking.....
593, Geylang Road, Singapore 389532
iRiver H340
.....The sleek and compact H340 digital music player holds up to 1200 hours of your favorite songs. Plus, you can transfer and store digital pictures and view them on the vivid color display. A rechargeable battery that lasts up to 16 hours, enhanced 3D sound, ultra-fast USB 2.0 file transfers and simple navigation are just a few of the features you won’t find anywhere else.....
Prym
Prym - 52220 Stolberg - Germany
Blake Ross
[Is this internet prodigy about to knock Microsoft off its pedestal?|http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1425171,00.html] : .....Blake Ross, a Miami teenager, has created a free web browser that has been called Bill Gates's worst nightmare.....
20050120
[Firings Raise Questions of Blogger Freedoms|http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4458522]
20050118
[Airbus A380 unveiled – a milestone in the history of aviation|http://www.bundesregierung.de/en/-,10001.775969/artikel/Airbus-A380-unveiled-a-milesto.htm] : .....Airbus is a successful example of European industrial cooperation involving Germany, France, Great Britain, and Spain.
The Airbus A380-800 is the world's largest passenger aircraft and sets new standards for comfort, fuel efficiency, and environmental friendliness. The baseline version in a three-class configuration has 555 seats, but in a single-class configuration this could be increased to 840. The amount of space on the A380 makes it feasible to install conveniences such as bars, shops, and recreation rooms. As a passenger plane it will have a range of around 15,000 kilometers. The cargo version will be able to fly a payload of 150 tons a distance of up to 10,500 kilometers.
The front and rear sections of the fuselage are made in Germany. The middle section comes from France. Great Britain provides the wings and Spain the tail section. More than a hundred companies from around the world supply parts. The plane is assembled in Toulouse. Interior installations and the final paint job are done in Hamburg.
Brad Fitzpatrick
[brad's life - engaged|http://www.livejournal.com/users/brad/2089308.html] - Best Wishes
20050127
and/or cycles (one take-off and landing generally constitutes one cycle) after
An expendable is generally a part which is used and not thereafter repaired for
Better inventory management includes the capability to track three key categories of stock: consumable(non-serialized and considered used or depleted when issued), repairable (nonserialized, but capable ofbeing repaired), and rotable (serialized and repairable).
Vegetarian Guide
[Etc] > Vegetarian Guide
http://www.happycow.net - Vegetarian restaurants guide and directory of natural health food stores.
Parenting
[2005] > Parenting / [Children] / [Marriage]
Everyone wants to think that they are good parents and that their particular parenting techniques are the most effective. However, you must realize that kids are not just raised by their parents; they are also raised in large part by their environment. Environment includes their neighborhood, school, peers, and media such as television, music, and the Internet. And don't forget that children differ in those things you might call genes. Thus, a parenting strategy that raises Ivy League angels in one family might lead to depressed psychotic sociopaths in another. It's good to listen to the advice of other people who are parents (see Tip #10: More knowledge is always better), but realize that you do not have full control of your children's upbringing. They are at the mercy of their environment - their social context - most of the time. I believe that the most effective parenting strategy is to first realize that parenting is a highly context-sensitive problem and that the context (environment) must be taken into serious consideration during the parenting process. You can't raise your kids in an isolated cave (unless you're a caveman).
"I'll still love you whichever choice you make,” his father, the bootlegger, wrote. "But if you decide to have a non-serious life, I won’t have much time for you."
# [Pigeon|http://www.pigeon.com.sg] - disposable breast pads, baby bath
Georg Kniese
[People] > Georg Kniese
[SAP appoints Georg Kniese as Joint Managing Director|http://www.siliconindia.com/shownewsdata.asp?newsno=27131&newscat=Technology] : ...BANGALORE: SAP Labs India today appointed Georg Kniese as Joint Managing Director. Based in Bangalore, Georg will oversee the research and development activities at SAP Labs India with current Joint Managing Director Martin Prinz...
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Puthucode
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Puthucode is a picturesque village situated in idyllic surroundings in the central part of Kerala. It is located almost on the westernmost boundary of Alatur taluk in Palghat district, and is a border village lying between Palghat and Trichur districts. One of the oldest temples dedicäled to Goddess Bhagawathi, known as Puthucode Bhagawathi is situated in this village. The temple is located at the centre of a habitation of great Vedic Scholars, all around which live people of Hindu society serving the temple. In essence, the temple formed the centre of activity for the whole villagers catering to their spiritual, cultural and social needs. Due to several factors, the temple came under the management of Naduvil Madam Devaswoms and little is known of the period earlier to this. It is believed that in the days past, a Sanyasi by name Manjapotta Swamji camped in Puthucode, and the villagers gifted the temple and properties to him, thus establishing that the temple belonged to the villagers.
Most of the inhabitants in the immediate surroundings of the temple are Brahmins, who live in four Agraharams radiating at right angles from the temple. They were mostly Vedic and Sanskrit scholars. Many families were proficient in other fine arts like Carnatic music, and music instruments. This was the situation in the olden days. A few among them went out and acquired modern education becoming teachers, lawyers and judges. Some took up Government jobs. After this, under the onslaught of the changed times, steady migration of old inhabitants to other parts looking for new avenues of life took place. To day very few descendants of the old inhabitants live in the village.
The temple occupies extensive ground. It is difficult to find a temple in Kerala with such large and wide four-squared construction called “Chuttambalam”. It has been built on the principles of Agamasastra. The daily rituals are held according to traditional Kerala customs. Cherumukku Manaikkal Nambudiris hold the right as its head priest. But the daily poojas are done by immigrant Brahmin. The present day poojas are done by Sri Ka3i who is heir to a tradition left behind by his father and grand-father, who like him were also performing the poojas. The temple opens for worship everyday at 5.30 a.m. and closes at 10 a.m. Again it reopens for evening worship at 4.30 p.m. Closing at 9 p.m. The deity is a Prasannatha Moorthy Swaroopini casting spell on worshippers by her radiant smile and charm. It needs thousand eyes to behold the beauty and splendour of the goddess in full decoration in the evenings. Srinivasa lyer’s deft hands who is an adept in sandal paste decoration called “Chandana charthu” contribute a great deal in this transformation (Now his son Kasi).
The temple is open to all belonging to Hindu society. In the mornings the pundits from village recite Devi Mahatmyam and Sundarakandam for the welfare of all. In the evenings recitation of vedas by the learned takes place and particular mention must be made of Varam recitals in the month of November/December which bring to the fore the great erudition, skill, and knowledge of the participants. The younger generation also assembles in evenings for community recital of Shyamaladandakam and Sahasranamam. The Variyam, Nambisan and Marar families carry out the other chores in the temple.
The lands, both agricultural and poromboke and the forests in and around the village belong to th? temple. Those who own Dewaswom lands are bound by covenants to pay annuity to the temple by way of cash, paddy and oil. According to this practice, the temple has an annual income of 7,000 paras (measures) of paddy annually. The temple is administered by the Naduvil Madom Devaswom who have totally eighteen temples under their control. A manager to look after the day to day work of the temple is appointed for each temple. The manager is responsible to collect annuities from those who keep temple lands, pay wages for staff, maintain temple accounts and property and arrange for celebration of temple festivals.
One of the most important festivals of the temple is Navarathri festival which falls in September/October each year. This festival is celebrated by the joint efforts of the villagers and the Devaswom with great gusto. An air of festivity descends on the village for ten days during this time. It is a custom of this temple that, those who come to worship during these ten days are fed free. The deity is therefore called ‘Annapoorneswari.”
A few prominent citizens who took active steps for getting the Agrasala constructed, paving the “Seeveli Panthi” all round the temple with granite and erecting a copper flag mast are Maniyan Pattali, Ambiseshan Rama Pattar, Gopala Warrior, Manjapra Seshamani Iyer and Mannappadam Swaminatha Vadhyar could be mentioned among many others. Another individual who took active interest both in the village and temple affairs is Sri. P.R. Anantha Narayana Vadhyar, who was respected for his organising ability as much as for his knowledge of the rituals, sastras and the Vedas.
The temple Devaswom has encouraged the daily recitation of Devi Mahatmya, Sundarakanda, Sama and Yajur Vedas and Thula Purana for which appropriate provision has been earmarked for payment of Dakshina to the participants.
A special mention must be made here about the Navarathri festival. The festival begins in the first day after the new moon day in the month of Kanni. After the flag hoisting ceremony in the hours following the sun set, which is attended by all the villagers, they are received with traditional honours by the Devaswom Manager in the Agrasala who requests them to CO-operate in the conduct of the Navarathri celebrations. This is followed by the cutting of vegetables by all those present signifying the start of the preparations for the temple feeding of Bhaktas from the following morning.
The next nine days are really memorable. Each of the four villages is assigned particular days on which they will take the responsibility for decorations, lighting of lamps, feeding the Bhaktas, processions and other services both in terms of labour and money. Each villagewise with one another to make their participation more showy and colourful. Thus there is a friendly rivalry between the four villages in the conduct of the festivals.
* 2nd & 7th Vilakku East Village
* 3rd, 5th & 8th Vilakku North Village
* 4th & 6th Vilakku South Village
* 9th Vilakku West Village
On the 6th, 7th and 8th Vilakku, the procession of the caparisoned elephants is taken out to the respective villages both in the morning and evening. The festival is conducted in typical Kerala style with Pánchavadyam, Melam, decorated umbrellas and chamarams held aloft over caparisoned elephants followed by fire works.
It is a feast to the eyes and ears, reminiscent of the Trichur Pooram in a small way. The villages are decorated with buntings and arches. In the evening the whole village is turned in fairly land by coloured electric lighting. The temple is aglow with a million oil lamps around the prakaras. Flower decorations beauty and sanctity to the temple, while the sweet scent pervades the atmosphere. The deity and sanctum sanctorum receive special artistic treatment in the hands of Kasi who turns the Niramala and Niravilakku into something which belongs to Devaloka. The goddess Bhagawathy rediates a special charm and glows like a thousand sun, captivating every one with Her benign smile casting a spell on those who come to worship her. The evening Deeparadhana is a special sight to behold and there is no doubt that the entire atmosphere is transformed into a highly electrifying one. A feeling of intense bhakthi and devotion hithe~rto unknown descends on the devotees giving them a blissful feeling who stand entranced beholding the enchanting form of the deity and pouring out superlatives praising Her many qualities. There is no doubt that the all benevolent Devi responds to their devotion by showering her blessings as can be noticed from the satisfaction and peace descending on the faces of the devotees. After the Deeparadhana, recitation of Shyamaladandaka and Sahasrananla by the younger folks follows. Kelikottu, Thayampaka, Padakam and Chakyar Koothu follow this till late in the night to give mass entertainment. Again at midnight caparisoned elephants are taken out in procession through the village, importance being given to Pandi Melam. Lighted torches called ‘Panthams’ are the lighting media which throw off a reddish radiance. With this that day’s Navarathri festival concludes. The next day’s celebrations start all over again under the charge of the village which is next in the preassigned list.
The three important days of the festival, viz., 6th, 7th and 8th vilakku are conducted in a spirit of friendly rivalry between the three villages who spend lot of money in the celebration.
For feeding of devotees on Navarathri days, several families of the village have bequethed land to the Devaswom in the days gone by. For example the feeding on the 6th day has been traditionally done in the name of “Nanupattar Sadya” whose family has endowed land to the Devaswom for this purpose.
The successive managers of the temple and the trustees appointed by the Naduvilamadam DevaswOm and later by the H.R.E. Board have upheld and encouraged the traditions of the temple. Not only that, they have taken interest to set aside funds for starting new religious activities in the temple, for example when Pakaravur Parameswaran Nambudiri was the manager, orders were passed for assigning 50 measures (para) of paddy annually to Siva temple of the village and a suitable amount was sanctioned for teaching young boys of the village in Sama and Yajur Vedas.
The changing times also affected the fortunes of temples all over India but particularly those in Kerala. Puthucode Bhagawathi temple was no exception. After the Government took over Devaswom lands the annuity fixed for the temple was grossly insufficient. Also the income of the temple from the devotees fell because of migration of people from the village. Due to these, the conduct of daily pujas and rituals at the temple were affected and conditions become very precarious to the extent that it had to depend upon the manificenco of the villagers for paddy and oil to conduct daily pujas on a day to day basis.
The difficult times of the temple also affected the fortunes of the villagers. Deprived of the income from lands many villagers became on the verge of starvation and had to emigrate. The younger generation went out taking with them their elders. Thus the village became depleted and the source and sustenance of the temple were affected.
Finding that the allotment of paddy by Devaswom to the temple is not able to meet even one tenth of the minimum required to perform rituals and the oil will not last one hour even on a depleted scale of burning lamps for the poojas the villagers went from house to house and arranged for five measures of rice, quarter kilo oil and twenty five paise for performing daily poojas. Even such individual efforts did not find suitable response from the Devaswom side. As a result of all these developments, SAPCO, Sri Annapoorneswari Pooja Co-ordinators — was established by the villagers in 1982. The immediate aim of SAPCO was resotratjon of the age old traditional daily poojas by collecting funds, which will be outside the Devaswom control. The efforts started by the villagers has gathered momentum and the daily poojas are now being performed without any hitch thanks to the funds collected by SAPCO. Encouraged by the work of SAPCO many villagers came forward to help in understanding renovation and repairs to the temple which were basically required to keep the structure intact was done between 1982—85 and a Kumbhabhishekam was performed in February 1986.
After the Kumbhabhishekam in 1986, the day to day rituals in the temple is being conducted as it was in the olden days with the co-operation and financial support of the Devotees at large.
Puthucode - a quite tranquil village situated in Kerala, India is known for the age old ANNAPORNESWARI TEMPLE and SIVA TEMPLEs and its yearly navaratri festivals celebrated year after year with lots of pomp and show.
Intentions are to develop a large address book of email address and other particulars of all Puthucodians and forward any news letters from SAPCO or other temple related festivals once the site is fully established
Any person interested in submitting any material by way of photographs /images/ text/ or any reading material related to puthucode gramam or SIVA - Bhagawati temples may forward same to captmahesh@yahoo.com.
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Anuradha, a former student of the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry, has been closely associated with Sanskrit for the past 20 years. After graduating from the Ashram School in 1998, she pursued her passion for Sanskrit through her Masters and her M.Phil degrees. During her Post Graduation, she joined a voluntary organization called [Samskrita Bharati], a world-wide movement dedicated to promoting Sanskrit as a living language, and was trained in a special methodology of Teaching called “Edutainment”, a combination of Education and Entertainment.
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Rutger Kortenhorst
[People] > Rutger Kortenhorst is a Sanskrit teacher in John Scottus school in Dublin.
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, we are going to spend an hour together looking at the topic ‘Why does my child do Sanskrit in John Scottus?’ My bet is that at the end of the hour you will all have come to the conclusion that your children are indeed fortunate that this extraordinary subject is part of their curriculum.
Firstly, let us look at Why Sanskrit for my child? We are the only school in Ireland doing this language, so this will need some explaining. There are another 8 JSS-type schools around the world that have made the same decision to include Sanskrit in their curriculum (they are all off-shoots from the School of Philosophy).
But first of all: WHY Sanskrit? To answer that we need to look at the qualities of Sanskrit. Sanskrit stands out above all other languages for its beauty of sound, precision in pronunciation and reliability as well as thoroughness in every aspect of its structure. This is why it has never fundamentally changed unlike all other languages. It has had no need to change being the most perfect language of Mankind.
If we consider Shakespeare’s English, we realize how different and therefore difficult for us his English language was although it is just English from less than 500 years ago. We struggle with the meaning of Shakespeare’s English or that of the King James Bible. Go back a bit further and we don’t have a clue about the English from the time of Chaucer’s ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ from around 700 AD. We cannot even call this English anymore and now rightly call it Anglo-Saxon. So English hadn’t even been born! All languages keep changing beyond recognition. They change because they are defective. The changes are in fact corruptions. They are born and die after seven or eight hundred years –about the lifetime of a Giant Redwood Tree- because after so much corruption they have no life left in them. Surprisingly there is one language in the world that does not have this short lifespan. Sanskrit is the only exception. It is a never-dying constant. The reason for the constancy in Sanskrit is that it is completely structured and thought out. There is not a word that has been left out in its grammar or etymology, which means every word can be traced back to where it came from originally. This does not mean there is no room for new words either. Just as in English we use older concepts from Greek and Latin to express modern inventions like a television: ‘tele [far] – vision [seeing]’ or ‘compute –er’. Sanskrit in fact specializes in making up compound words from smaller words and parts. The word ‘Sams - krita’ itself means ‘completely – made’.
So what advantages are there to a fundamentally unchanging language? What is advantageous about an unchanging friend, say? Are they reliable? What happens if you look at a text in Sanskrit from thousands of years ago?
The exceptional features of Sanskrit have been recognised for a few centuries all over the world, so you will find universities from many countries having a Sanskrit faculty. Whether you go to Hawai, Cambridge or Harvard and even Trinity College Dublin has a seat for Sanskrit –although it is vacant at present. May be one of your children will in time fill this position again?
Although India has been its custodian, Sanskrit has had universal appeal for centuries. The wisdom carried by this language appeals to the West as we can see from Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine as well as meditation techniques, and practical philosophies like Buddhism and most of what we use in the School of Philosophy. It supports, expands and enlightens rather than conflicts withlocal traditions and religions.
The precision of Sanskrit stems from the unparalleled detail on how the actual sounds of the alphabet are structured and defined. The sounds have a particular place in the mouth, nose and throat that can be defined and will never change. This is why in Sanskrit the letters are called the ‘Indestructibles’ [aksharáni]. Sanskrit is the only language that has consciously laid out its sounds from first principles. So the five mouth-positions for all Indestructibles [letters] are defined and with a few clearly described mental and physical efforts all are systematically planned: [point out chart]
Sanskrit automatically teaches your child and anybody else studying it to pay FINE attention due to its uncanny precision. When the precision is there the experience is, that it feels uplifting. It makes you happy. It is not difficult even for a beginner to experience this. All you have to do is fine-tune your attention and like music you are drawn in and uplifted. This precision of attention serves all subjects, areas and activities of life both while in school and for the rest of life. This will give your child a competitive advantage over any other children. They will be able to attend more fully, easily and naturally. Thus in terms of relationships, work, sport– in fact all aspects of life, they will perform better and gain more satisfaction. Whatever you attend to fully, you excel in and you enjoy more.
By studying Sanskrit, other languages can be learnt more easily; this being the language all others borrow from fractionally. The Sanskrit grammar is reflected in part in Irish or Greek, Latin or English. They all have a part of the complete Sanskrit grammar. Some being more developed than others, but always only a part of the Sanskrit grammar, which is complete in itself.
What Sanskrit teaches us that there is a language that is ordered, following laws unfailingly and as they are applied your child gets uplifted, not only when they grow up, but as they are saying it! This means they get an unusual but precise, definite and clear insight into language while they are enjoying themselves.
They learn to speak well, starting from Sanskrit, the mother language of all languages. Those who speak well run the world. Barack Obama makes a difference because he can speak well. Mahatma Gandhi could move huge crowds with well-balanced words. Mother Theresa could express herself with simple words which uplift us even now. The language of the great Master Teachers of mankind from times past is all we have got after centuries and millennia, but they make all the difference. We can enter the remarkable mind of Plato through his words. If your daughter or son can express themselves well through conscious language they will be the leaders of the next generation.
Sanskrit has the most comprehensive writings in the world expressed through the Vedas and the Gítá. The Upanishads –translated by William Butler Yeats have given people from all over the world an insight into universal religious feelings for more than one century now. To know these well expressed simple words of wisdom in the original is better than dealing with copies or translations as copies are always inferior to originals. We really need clear knowledge on universal religion in an age faced with remarkable levels of religious bigotry and terrorism arising from poorly understood and half-baked religious ideas.
You can put a mass of knowledge into the world, but that will not do it much good. There must come some culture into the blood. We all know in modern times of nations which have masses of knowledge, but what of them? They are like tigers; they are like savages, because culture is not there. Knowledge is only skin-deep, as civilization is, and a little scratch brings out the old savage. Such things happen; this is the danger. Teach the masses in the vernaculars, give them ideas; they will get information, but something more is necessary; give them culture.
Sanskrit can help your child to express universal, harmonious and simple truths better. As a result you will really have done your duty as a parent and the world will reap the benefits in a more humane, harmonious and united society. Sanskrit can do this as it is the only language that is based in knowledge all the way. Nothing is left to chance.
Just think for the moment how confusing it is for a child to learn to say ‘rough’ , but ‘dough’. And why does the ‘o’ in ‘woman’ sound like an ‘e’ in ‘women’? How come the ‘ci’ in ‘special’ is different from the ‘ci’ in ‘cinema’? Teachers may well say ‘Just learn it’ as there is no logical explanation, but it only demonstrates to a child that it is all a bit of a hit-and-miss affair. What else does this randomness in the fundamental building-blocks of language teach a child about the world? That it’s just a confusing, random chance-event? How can this give anyone any confidence?
Now go to a language where everything is following rules. Where nothing is left to chance from the humble origin of a letter to the most sophisticated philosophical idea. How will that child meet the world? Surely with confidence, clarity and the ability to express itself?
I have seen myself and others growing in such qualities, because of our contact with Sanskrit. I have just spent a year in India. Though it felt a bit like camping in a tent for a year, it was well worth it. For many years, we taught Sanskrit like zealots i.e. with high levels of enthusiasm and low levels of understanding, to both adults in the School of Philosophy and children in John Scottus School. We did not perhaps inspire a lot of our students and may have put a number of them off the study of Sanskrit. It felt to me like we needed to go to the source. Sanskrit teachers worth their salt need to live with people whose daily means of communication is in Sanskrit. I had already spent three summers near Bangalore doing just that and becoming less of an amateur, but it really needed a more thorough study. So I moved into a traditional gurukulam for the year. This meant living on campus, eating lots of rice and putting up with a few power-cuts and water shortages, but by December 2009, I made up my mind that I would step down as vice-principal of the Senior School and dedicate myself to Sanskrit for the rest of my teaching life. It felt like a promotion to me as quite a few could be vice-principal but right now which other teacher could forge ahead in Sanskrit in Ireland? [Hopefully this will change before I pop off to the next world.] With Sanskrit I’m expecting my mind to improve with age even if my body slows down a little. Sanskrit is often compared to the full-time teacher, who is there for you 24/7 whereas the other languages are more like part-timers. The effects of studying Sanskrit on me have been first and foremost a realistic confidence. Secondly, it meant I had to become more precise and speak weighing my words more carefully. It also taught me to express myself with less waffle and therefore speak more briefly. My power of attention and retention has undoubtedly increased.
Now, let me explain for a few minutes, HOW Sanskrit is taught. To my surprise it is not taught well in most places in India. Pupils have to learn it from when they are around age 9 to 11 and then they give it up, because it is taught so badly! Only a few die-hards stick with it, in time teaching the same old endings endlessly to the next generation. This is partly due to India having adopted a craving to copy the West and their tradition having been systematically rooted out by colonialism.
Then I found a teacher from the International School belonging to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. His name is Narendra. He has developed a novel, inspiring and light method to teach grammar, which doesn’t feel like you do any grammar at all. At the same time it isn’t diluted for beginners so you don’t end up with partial knowledge. I also foolowed a few Sanskrit Conversation camps, which all brought about more familiarity.
1. Language learning is not for academics as everyone learns to speak a language from an early age before they can read and write and know what an academic is. So why insist in teaching Sanskrit academically?
2. The writing script is not the most fundamental thing to be taught. A language is firstly made of its sounds, words and spoken sentences. [The script we use -though very beautiful- is only a few hundred years old.]
4. Understanding works better than memorisation in this Age. Learning by heart should only take up 10 % of the mental work, rather than the 90 % rote learning in Sanskrit up to the recent present.
5. Don’t teach words and endings in isolation; teach them in the context of a sentence as the sentence is the smallest meaningful unit in language.
8. The course should be finished in two years by an average student according to Narendra. This may be a little optimistic given that we are a little out of the loop not living in India, which is still Sanskrit’s custodian. At present I would say it is going to be a three-year course.
9. Language learning must be playful. Use drama, song, computer games and other tricks to make learning enjoyable.
We have started on this course since September and it has certainly put a smile on our pupils’ faces, which makes a pleasant change. I now feel totally confident that we are providing your children with a thorough, structured and enjoyable course. Our students should be well prepared for the International Sanskrit Cambridge exam by the time they finish –age 14/15- at the end of second year. We will also teach them some of the timeless wisdom enshrined in various verses. At present we are teaching them:
The future. Let us look at the 500 – year cycle of a Renaissance. The last European Renaissance developed three subjects: Art, Music and Science to shape the world we live in today. It had its beginning in Florence. The great Humanist Marsilio Ficino made Plato available to the masses by translating it from Greek to Latin. We live in exciting times and may well be at the beginning of a new Renaissance. It also will be based on three new subjects: Some say that these will be Economics, Law and Language.
Language has to become more universal now as we can connect with each other globally within seconds. NASA America’s Space Program is actively looking at Sanskrit in relation to I.T. and artificial intelligence.
It cleans and loosens your tongue so you can pronounce any language easily.
Sanskrit and computers are a perfect fit. The precision play of Sanskrit with computer tools will awaken the capacity in human beings to utilize their innate higher mental faculty with a momentum that would inevitably transform the mind. In fact, the mere learning of Sanskrit by large numbers of people in itself represents a quantum leap in consciousness, not to mention the rich endowment it will provide in the arena of future communication. NASA, California
You may well have a few questions at this stage after which I would like to introduce you to a plant in the audience. A parent turned into a blazing ball of enthusiasm over Sanskrit grammar: John Doran. I would like him to wrap up.
One thing is certain; Sanskrit will only become the planetary language when it is taught in a way which is exiting and enjoyable. Furthermore it must address individual learning inhibitions with clarity and compassion in a setting which encourages everyone to step forth, take risks, make mistakes and learn.
2011
Get Better - http://swanson.github.com/blog/2011/10/24/get-better.html
Eulogy
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opinion/mona-simpsons-eulogy-for-steve-jobs.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
Ruby
[Language] > Ruby
Heart
Major studies on heart disease have shown that lack of happiness and job satisfaction head the list of risk factors for heart attacks; they are far more endangering to our health than animal fats, alcohol and even cigarette smoking ( from https://read.amazon.com/?asin=B003XF1GRK )
Sonnet
http://www.edmundjorgensen.com/2011/11/09/sonnet-for-dennis-ritchie.html
2011-11-17
Roger Craig http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2011/11/16/mind-blown-this-guy-broke-jeopardys-all-time-record-with-an-app/
2011-11-21
http://htop.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=screenshots ... htop running on a machine with 128 cores and 1TB of RAM
2011-11-22
http://www.theint.ro/blogs/outro/4498382-getting-started-with-sinatra
2011-11-24
http://matthewflickinger.com/lab/whatsinagif/bits_and_bytes.asp
facebook
But your first instinct when thinking about someone broadcasting their self-inflicted death to the world—on a platform you created—should not be to consider it in terms of an actor using a system to achieve a goal. It is, quite simply, a “tragedy.” Calling live-streaming suicide a “use case” is a way of talking about a terrible thing without confronting its emotional content. The language makes the act seem equivalent to the many other uses of Facebook Live, like showing people what funny thing your dog is doing.
https://qz.com/1331956/mark-zuckerberg-keeps-forgetting-about-humans/
The solution, then, is for Facebook to change its mindset. Until now, even Facebook’s positive steps—like taking down posts inciting violence, or temporarily banning the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones—have come not as the result of soul-searching, but of intense public pressure and PR fallout. Facebook only does the right thing when it’s forced to. Instead, it needs to be willing to sacrifice the goal of total connectedness and growth when this goal has a human cost; to create a decision-making process that requires Facebook leaders to check their instinctive technological optimism against the realities of human life.
Texas
The San Luis Pass-Vacek Toll Bridge connects the San Luis Pass Road on Galveston Island with the Bluewater Highway that leads south into the town of Surfside Beach.
LAX
Brandon's Village - The 7 acre Gates Canyon Park in Calabasas was acquired in 1993 and includes picnic areas with barbeques, fitness course, children's play area, basketball court, tennis courts, and open grass area. The park is north of the 101 freeway and east of Las Virgenes, about 12 miles from Thousand Oaks city central --- A kid to his grandma : "Gentle Wafting Breeze" ( july 2012 )
20130120
2. a comment "“Marketers go to great lengths to generate a large 3rd pile in our lives. ”
Desiderata
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
20130315
** was https://www.lange-nacht.de/ on 16th night
** Leimen St Ilgen
# http://www.leman-sans-frontiere.org/ - 42 sites around lake geneva
SingaporeParks
# Kent Ridge Park
Bangkok
Suggestion..
Gem and Leather Factory
Spiracha Tiger Zoo
Hong Kong
# Aberdeen Fishing Village
20130727
" As the Age turns to evil (that is, when Kaliyug begins) every virtue decays and vanishes : honesty, forbearance, kindness, memory and strength disappear.
Whoever is strong and daring will become the king, and will rule like greedy lustful bandits, with plunder and rapine of their own subjects, who will often flee such tyranny and seek refuge in forests and mountains.
Exhausted by cruel taxes, deprived of rains in lands from which true dharma has fled, the people will subsist on wild vegetation, roots, flesh, fruits, flowers, etc.
Even when they are not threatened with any danger, men will take to forbidden means to earn their livelihood, and pride themselves on it.
Over small matters, members of the same family will fight their own blood relations, even unto death, forgetting all ties of affection.
20021103
10 Rue Gager-Gabillot 75015 Paris, France
The Age of Adaline
[Movies] > The Age of Adaline
StephenProthero
buddha : all conditioned things are impermanent. Work out your own liberation with diligence.
Montaigne
The crucial questions for Montaigne were not the Pascalian obsessions of asking why God put me her and where he will send me when I die, but rather, How do I best spend the time I have been given and which men and women do I really love or admire? It was the life of this world that engaged his passions
BernardRoth
3. getting unstuck
6. watch your language
8. self-image by design
Index20180419
![Marriage], [Children], [Parenting]
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
* [Think on these Things], [Books That Changed My Life]
* [Singapore], [Germany]
* [Knowledge Management]
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20180419
This is more than double Tesla’s weekly production rate last year and an amazing feat in the face of many challenges! It is extremely rare for an automotive company to grow the production rate by over 100% from one year to the next. Moreover, there has simultaneously been a significant improvement in quality and build accuracy, which is reflected in positive owner feedback.
Any Tesla department or supplier that is unable to do this will need to have a very good explanation why not, along with a plan for fixing the problem and present that to me directly. If anyone needs help achieving this, please let me know as soon as possible. We are going to find a way or make a way to get there.
The reason that the burst-build target rate is 6000 and not 5000 per week in June is that we cannot have a number with no margin for error across thousands of internally and externally produced parts and processes, amplified by a complex global logistics chain. Actual production will move as fast as the least lucky and least well-executed part of the entire Tesla production/supply chain system.
As part of the drive towards 6k, all Model 3 production at Fremont will move to 24/7operations. This means that we will be adding another shift to general assembly, body and paint. Please refer anyone you know who you think meets the Tesla bar for talent, drive and trust. Between Fremont and Giga, Tesla will be adding about 400 people per week for several weeks.
A fair criticism leveled at Tesla by outside critics is that you’re not a real company unless you generate a profit, meaning simply that revenue exceeds costs. It didn’t make sense to do that until reaching economies of scale, but now we are there.
All capital or other expenditures above a million dollars, or where a set of related expenses may accumulate to a million dollars over the next 12 months, should be considered on hold until explicitly approved by me. If you are the manager responsible, please make sure you have a detailed, first principles understanding of the supplier quote, including every line item of parts & labor, before we meet.
I have been disappointed to discover how many contractor companies are interwoven throughout Tesla. Often, it is like a Russian nesting doll of contractor, subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, etc. before you finally find someone doing actual work. This means a lot of middle-managers adding cost but not doing anything obviously useful. Also, many contracts are essentially open time & materials, not fixed price and duration, which creates an incentive to turn molehills into mountains, as they never want to end the money train.
There is a very wide range of contractor performance, from excellent to worse than a drunken sloth. All contracting companies should consider the coming week to be a final opportunity to demonstrate excellence. Any that fail to meet the Tesla standard of excellence will have their contracts ended on Monday.
– Excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and almost always get worse over time. Please get of all large meetings, unless you’re certain they are providing value to the whole audience, in which case keep them very short.
– Also get rid of frequent meetings, unless you are dealing with an extremely urgent matter. Meeting frequency should drop rapidly once the urgent matter is resolved.
– Don’t use acronyms or nonsense words for objects, software or processes at Tesla. In general, anything that requires an explanation inhibits communication. We don’t want people to have to memorize a glossary just to function at Tesla.
– Communication should travel via the shortest path necessary to get the job done, not through the “chain of command”. Any manager who attempts to enforce chain of command communication will soon find themselves working elsewhere.
– A major source of issues is poor communication between depts. The way to solve this is allow free flow of information between all levels. If, in order to get something done between depts, an individual contributor has to talk to their manager, who talks to a director, who talks to a VP, who talks to another VP, who talks to a director, who talks to a manager, who talks to someone doing the actual work, then super dumb things will happen. It must be ok for people to talk directly and just make the right thing happen.
– In general, always pick common sense as your guide. If following a “company rule” is obviously ridiculous in a particular situation, such that it would make for a great Dilbert cartoon, then the rule should change.
Rich Hickey
A wide variety of experiences might lead to well-roundedness, but not to greatness, nor even goodness. By constantly switching from one thing to another you are always reaching above your comfort zone, yes, but doing so by resetting your skill and knowledge level to zero.
Knowledge
Learn a variety of languages
These are largely the activities of beginners and students, not practitioners nor masters (or, in the case of teaching/publishing, people who should already be practitioners/masters). N.B. I am not questioning the many benefits of broadening or learning activities, just the premise that they lead to any sort of mastery.
Musicians get better by practice and tackling harder and harder pieces, not by switching instruments or genres, nor by learning more and varied easy pieces. Ditto almost every other specialty inhabited by experts or masters.
One can become a great developer in any general purpose language, in any domain, on any platform. And, most notably for the purposes of this discussion, such a developer can carry that greatness across a change in any of them. What skills then are so universally useful and transportable in software development? Two are:
the ability to acquire knowledge, and the ability to solve problems.
How does one get better at acquiring knowledge and solving problems? Not by acquiring a lot of superficial knowledge nor solving a lot of trivial problems (a la your 'achievements'), but by acquiring ever deeper knowledge and solving ever harder problems.
You should take heed your phrase 'leveling up'. You don't level up by switching games all the time, but by sticking with one long enough to gain advanced skills. And, you need to be careful to recognize the actual game involved. Programming mastery has little to do with languages, paradigms, platforms, building blocks, open source, conferences etc. These things change all the time and are not fundamental. Knowledge acquisition skills allow you to grok them as needed. I'd take a developer (or even non-developer!) with deep knowledge acquisition and problem solving skills over a programmer with a smorgasbord of shallow experiences any day.
Conditioning
Operant Conditioning by Software Bugs @ https://blog.regehr.org/archives/861
20180420
In onsite interviews, one of the things you can do to stand out is express genuine excitement and curiosity.
Productivity
https://resolutegent.com/free-stuff/
Curious
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/incurious-organizations-terrible-damage-cause-don-peppers/ ... Curiosity may be a moral virtue, but it is also an explicit act of rebellion that organizations and social groups find threatening. So while human beings might be curious by nature, curious dissenters just aren’t very popular within large organizations ...
ReadMe
# Talk about specific issue vs generalising
# Let us address the root cause vs bandage
https://hackernoon.com/12-manager-readmes-from-silicon-valleys-top-tech-companies-26588a660afe
Status
https://twitter.com/EricJorgenson/status/993983978750214144
Balance
“This work-life harmony thing is what I try to teach young employees and actually senior executives at Amazon too. But especially the people coming in. I get asked about work-life balance all the time. And my view is, that’s a debilitating phrase because it implies there’s a strict trade-off. And the reality is, if I am happy at home, I come into the office with tremendous energy. And if I am happy at work, I come home with tremendous energy.
Power
You’re in high school, trying to get into a good college. You know what you must do: do well in classes, score highly on the SAT, and be active in extracurriculars&#8202;—&#8202;and do it better than everyone else.
Actually, I have a different suggestion: train with a friend for the USA Biology Olympiad, score highly in the first two rounds of exams, and qualify for the national training camp and then the national team.
Only a handful of people can follow that strategy. But anyone who could play the standard high-school achievement game and have a good shot at getting into MIT or Stanford could instead play the Olympiad game and have a great one. The USABO is disproportionately high-utility compared to how competitive it is. It comes with a free trip to a national training camp where you receive intense training in biology and bond with a few dozen other top high-schoolers. There are vast swaths of America, including lots of high schoolers studying hard for the SAT, who have never heard of USABO. And yet there are communities where training for Olympiads is such a well-known option that it barely counts as a strategy.
My friend who did this and got into all her colleges didn’t do so by playing the standard high school game better than her competitors, but by stumbling into a different game entirely. In doing so, she could do things the others couldn’t. I think this a fairly common pattern: a lot of what’s involved in making it to the top of anything is not being better at things than other people, but outright being able to do things they can’t. In business, they call it a “competitive advantage.” Peter Thiel calls it a “secret”. For personal life, I like to call it a “source of power.”
The “other people can’t” is the big part. As a source of power percolates into society, it loses its power as an advantage, although whether you should stop doing it depends on whether its value is external or innate. As an example of the former, 200,000 people compete in the American math Olympiad qualifier rounds each year, so training for the math Olympiad is not such a good move for most people. It’s prestigious, but only in proportion to how competitive it is. In economic terms, the free lunch has been eaten. Meanwhile, when Benjamin Franklin was working in London, saving up to open his own print shop, he found it easier than most to be frugal due to his insight that strong beer does not grant physical strength. They nicknamed him the “water American.” Nowadays, his insight is common knowledge, but that doesn’t make it less effective. Instead, it becomes the new bar.
As a warning, I found when writing this that a lot of examples of sources of power I used or wanted to use would strike a lot of people as weird, but it would take a lot of space to justify them. This is inevitable in retrospect: if it’s considered normal, it’s no longer a source of power. I also noticed while writing this that a lot of my examples focus around high school or college. I think that’s largely because life tends to diverge afterwards, and the examples become much more niche.
How can you learn about new opportunities before other people suck them dry? How can you find ways of being better before they become background knowledge? While CEOs often spend much of their time looking for a leg up on the competition, I think there’s enough sources of power and few enough people looking for them that simply trying is enough. In fact, sources of power are sufficiently exploitable that there are many algorithms for finding them with high success probability.
Often, they’re hidden in plain sight, waiting for anyone to read. For a basic example, right now a degree in computer science is a ticket to a decent life. Right now, the meta-skill of “study things that are valuable and will be in demand” is sufficiently uncommon that you can raise your expected earnings (or, dare I say, life outcome) significantly just by following it. Look at the distribution of college majors if you’re not sure. I think the same further applies to specializing in hot-but-difficult subfields like natural language processing or security. Right now, CMU’s Plaid Parliament of Pwning is winning tens of thousands of dollars from application security competitions every year, while only a handful of other American universities have a team at all. More broadly, this idea also applies to entering STEM in general.
I think it’s a pretty simple effect. People with similar interests like to cluster, but people who also really care about improving will cluster further. They might be able to invent one or two sources of power on their own, but then they share it with the people around them&#8202;—&#8202;who also have a secret or two. The effect compounds, with the benefits from sharing ideas dwarfing the loss of exclusivity. Just as IBM found their above-average testers becamedozens of times better when grouped together, what you get are communities that collectively have and share the best ways of doing things. So the way to get good at something is to simply find the right community and join it.
So, for example, you’ve probably heard weight-loss advice from everyone from talk show hosts to your neighbor. This suggests that you can do better by talking to bodybuilders, who can control exactly which day they’ll hit their goal.
But this strategy can be easier said than done. The problem is not the joining: these communities are rarely exclusionary. The problem is the finding: every community wants to seem like them. They get drowned out in the noise.
In 9th grade, I attended a local programming contest. I spent a morning running floppy disks to the judges, and left with a full belly and $500&#8202;—&#8202;I had won by a sizable margin. I immediately went home and Googled for more high school programming contests. I found a pen-and-paper competition in which you answer multiple-choice questions about the BASIC programming language.
For another example, it’s well-known that to get stronger you need to push your muscles to their limits&#8202;—&#8202;and specifically their strength limits, rather than their endurance limits. There are vast swaths of the Internet where everyone understands what implications this has for training, with plenty shouting it at the top of their lungs. But if you look around for advice on “how to get fit,” you’re perhaps more likely to find advice to do lots of crunches, or warnings that weights might make you look like a steroid junkie. One journalist described crossing this gap as “I somehow bumbled my way into a parallel universe of American fitness, one in which men know exactly how to get strong.”
As we’ve seen, while sources of power with intrinsic value may merely descend from insight to platitude over time, the externally-valued have a shelf life. Perhaps the big warning from this is for those wishing to help others be successful, especially parents. As Paul Graham wrote, parents are like generals always fighting the last war. I remember seeing a teenager on CollegeConfidential complaining that their parents wanted them to stay home all summer and study for the SAT. Perhaps that would be a rational choice in their home countries, where college admissions were and still are based on grueling exams. Yet here the most advanced standardized math test for college admissions is the Math SAT Subject Test, where it’s possible to miss 7/50 questions and still get a perfect score. Meanwhile, my own mother had occasional aspirations of being a “white tiger,” and would often cajole me during my hacking sessions to “stop playing Java” and go study for the SAT.
I think the defense is to recognize the phenomenon but go a meta-level up. Why are people at the top of one field often very good at another? Is it merely grit and intelligence? Just as there’s a meta-skill of finding sources of power, I think there’s a skill of finding and recognizing the people with the genuine secrets, versus the posers and people out to get your money. I believe there’s a way to recognize genuine competence that transcends fields (related concept). That’s a topic in and of its own.
So, find your sources of power, but pass on the meta-skill of finding them. To get your children into college, help them find the new secrets.
And, of course, that’s assuming college admissions are still worth obsessing over.
fear
Aasaanji : Your best teachers in life are your own fear & [anger]. So don’t run from them, learn from them
kapilguptamd
Every human being would be blessed to experience a near-death experience every six months. This would keep him on the edge.
Forgive and forget
kpaxs
I cannot change other people.
I cannot change other people’s behaviours.
I cannot change other people’s minds.
I cannot change other people’s values, hopes, and dreams.
Now-20180719
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. If you want to be remembered, help someone along.
Etc : [anger] / [fear] / [trust] / [Money] / [Wealth] / [Freedom]
# Tim Harford - Judge the value of what you have by what you had to give up to get it - http://timharford.com/2018/05/judge-the-value-of-what-you-have-by-what-you-had-to-give-up-to-get-it/
# Steve Blakeman - Are you 'weird' if you don't use Social Media? - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-weird-dont-use-social-media-steve-blakeman/ ... One of my closest pals chooses to abstain from all forms of social interaction online. He is smart, funny and gregarious so it isn't like he has nothing interesting to impart. He is also not a technophobe either given that he has worked in the tech industry for his entire career, so he certainly isn't a luddite. He just doesn't feel the need to divulge every aspect of his life with friends and family - he would rather have a chat, face-to-face if possible and if not then via a good old fashioned phone call. And, let's be honest, is there anything wrong with that? ...
and consciously quiet the forces in yourself. Don't get up until you have
every day. That is your heritage on this Earth.
Index20180720
![Marriage], [Children], [Parenting]
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
* [Think on these Things], [Books That Changed My Life]
* [Singapore], [Germany]
* [Knowledge Management]
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iherb
https://sg.iherb.com/pr/Jarrow-Formulas-Methyl-B-12-Cherry-Flavor-5000-mcg-60-Lozenges/117
today
And even your memories will no longer remain
day-20180724
There are three words that are actually more difficult to say, but more powerful and more healing: ‘I was wrong.’ Those words change everything because it gives the person an opportunity to take complete and total ownership.
20180725
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-alex-stamos-memo-cambridge-analytica-pick-sides
https://medium.com/@george3d6/imaginary-problems-d4f2921bd1b8
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!&#8202;—&#8202;Upton Sinclair
Doctor
John Gannage - https://integrative-medicine.ca/ - glutathione
Now-20180725
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. If you want to be remembered, help someone along.
Etc : [anger] / [fear] / [trust] / [Money] / [Wealth] / [Freedom]
# Tim Harford - Judge the value of what you have by what you had to give up to get it - http://timharford.com/2018/05/judge-the-value-of-what-you-have-by-what-you-had-to-give-up-to-get-it/
# Steve Blakeman - Are you 'weird' if you don't use Social Media? - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-weird-dont-use-social-media-steve-blakeman/ ... One of my closest pals chooses to abstain from all forms of social interaction online. He is smart, funny and gregarious so it isn't like he has nothing interesting to impart. He is also not a technophobe either given that he has worked in the tech industry for his entire career, so he certainly isn't a luddite. He just doesn't feel the need to divulge every aspect of his life with friends and family - he would rather have a chat, face-to-face if possible and if not then via a good old fashioned phone call. And, let's be honest, is there anything wrong with that? ...
and consciously quiet the forces in yourself. Don't get up until you have
every day. That is your heritage on this Earth.
Direct Truth
|<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Kindle version of Direct Truth has just been released <a href="https://t.co/g6MeLY9grV">https://t.co/g6MeLY9grV</a></p>— Siddha Performance (@KapilGuptaMD) <a href="https://twitter.com/KapilGuptaMD/status/1022232398216527878?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 25, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
2018-08-01
https://abe-winter.github.io/2018/07/31/group-mind.html goal is 1) Do cognitive work faster than any individual could, even if the speedup is less than linear 2) Ideally: solve in finite time problems too large for one individual given infinite time
Pleasure
Each day of a human's life is a savage, voracious, habitual, maniacal, reflexive, and incessant chase for Pleasure
Which he attempts to camouflage by various other names.
Glyphosate
[drjgannagemd] : https://integrative-medicine.ca/the-problem-with-glyphosate-an-introduction/
This is one of those assertions that is relatively true if you don’t actually look into it or know what it means. For starters “we” don’t have the shikimate pathway… but our gut bacteria do. We each have trillions of bacteria in our digestive system, and every single bacterium has a shikimate pathway.
The research into glyphosate and [autism] is alarming, and a larger topic for another time.
Favor
LHI002: “I'm talking about cooperating. Favors. You do a favor for me, I'll do one for you. Get it?”
2018-08-03
Find something that will take the edge off.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/fields-medalist-akshay-venkatesh-bridges-math-and-time-20180801/
Iteration
https://twitter.com/EricJorgenson/status/1023952472610676736
twitter
Twitter is a newsroom. Breaking news is one imagined emergency after another, from around the world, delivered to your unprepared brain.
2018-08-05
http://singaporelodge.org/pdf/World_Congress_Public_Lecture.pdf
to the silent awareness of meditation and prayer. The Ageless
Venue: RELC Auditorium - 30 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258352
2018-08-07
If everyone was required to work in a customer service role for at least 3 months when they reached the age of 18, the world would be a significantly better place.
4am
Children wake up early because they still get excited about life.
Prison
Self-image is the prison. Other people are the guards.
2018-08-08
todo - via https://resolutegent.com/creating-creativity/ >>> https://resolutegent.com/
DrJGannageMD
[People] > DrJGannageMD
https://twitter.com/DrJGannageMD
davidgetoff
[People] > davidgetoff
https://naturopath4you.com/healthy-diet-challenge/
https://naturopath4you.com/PDFs/Getoff-Super-Healthy-Eating-Program-2016.pdf
https://naturopath4you.com/images/pyramid.jpg
2018-08-11
[davidgetoff]
detoxprofessor
[davidgetoff]
Sugar
[SabotageFoods] > Sugar
[davidgetoff] : https://naturopath4you.com/sweeteners-starches-and-alcohols/
SabotageFoods
[Food] > SabotageFoods
Starches, Sugars, and Alcohol ... There are many sugar converters in modern diets , but the sabotage foods are those foods which rapidly convert into sugar and have a detrimental effect on your health and wellbeing ... These foods convert to sugar quickly in your body and raise your blood sugar too high and too fast causing an inflammatory response
[davidgetoff] : https://price-pottenger.org/healthy-living-tips/diet-weight-loss/sabotage-foods
starch
[SabotageFoods] > starch
[davidgetoff] : https://naturopath4you.com/sweeteners-starches-and-alcohols/
alcohol
[SabotageFoods] > alcohol
[davidgetoff] : https://naturopath4you.com/sweeteners-starches-and-alcohols/
Obligation
It’s not about [time] management, it’s about obligation elimination.
Links-2018-08-15
* Second-hand knowledge of the self gathered from books or gurus can never emancipate a man until its truth is rightly investigated and applied; only direct realisation will do that. Realise yourself, turning the mind inward. - Tripura Rahasya, 18: 89
http://www.geocities.com/kundal/Adi-Nath.html - The Path of the Adi-Nath
[The nine main siddhis and eight additional siddhis|http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/zennun/nine_siddhis.html]
2003 04 10 - The [Blumhardts|http://www.Blumhardts.com] : ...We live in a time of intense searching. Few are satisfied with what church and society have served up. We hunger for something more, for a faith with the power to transform ourselves and our world. Johann Christoph Blumhardt and his son Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt influenced a whole generation of Christian thinkers. But their message shatters the walls of conventional Christianity.
* Sri Sri [Ravi Shankar]'s [Weekly Knowledge] [*|http://www.artofliving-foundation.de/Wissensblaetter/Weekly%20Knowledge.htm]
YuvalNoahHarari
https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/talktojazeera/2018/08/yuval-noah-harari-technology-humanity-biggest-challenge-180821121730057.html
"There are three big challenges facing humankind in the 21st century," says Harari.
"They are: nuclear war, climate change and technological disruption, especially the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and bioengineering. This will change the world more than anything else.
"Nuclear war and climate change we can hopefully prevent, so these are changes we try to avoid. But technological disruption and especially AI and bioengineering are bound to happen. We still have some choice about what kind of impact AI and bioengineering engineering will have on the world, but they will change the world, maybe more than anything that happened previously in history.
"These are the main challenges. Anything else is a [distraction]".
2018-08-16
Life will come apart at the seams, and there will be less and less continuity between different periods of life. “Who am I?” will be a more urgent and complicated question than ever before.
To run fast, don’t take much luggage with you. Leave all your illusions behind. They are very heavy.
brain
[normandoidge] http://runwonder.com/life/science-explains-what-happens.html
2018-08-17
There is a wealth of wisdom to help us on this path. For thousands of years humanity has been trying to get it right. Some people got pretty close along the way. I could cite many people that helped me along the way, but I’ll keep the list to do these three people: bell hooks, Fred Rogers, and Matthieu Ricard.
NormanDoidge
[People] > NormanDoidge
RyanDahl
It seems that intelligence and abundance comes hand-in-hand with empathy. Humans, more and more, are peaceful creatures. An increasing number are so empathetic that they avoid eating animals entirely. If a super intelligence could outsmart me, then it would also understand all that I've outlined above about how fragile and rare life is. A super intelligence would, I think, be super empathetic.
Revenge
[Etc] > Revenge
The best revenge is not to be like your enemy
2018-09-09
I’m sure many of you are immediately thinking of ways that we could make money &#9786;&#65039; based on Curtis’ skill set. Trust me when I say, we have been over every option we could think of as we saw this day approaching. Processing, brainstorming, & praying. I believe that our journey in this is only just beginning and it felt inauthentic to post anything seemingly perfect as we are wading through this fog every minute of every day. Our life is SO NOT PERFECT. But what I’m trying to cling to right now is that OUR GOD IS. I’m praying that we will have the courage to open our clenched fists & release what has been & what is, so that we can fully experience all that he has planned for us. It hurts right now though. Believe me, the last few days have been filled with many tears.
Learner
Maker vs Manager vs Learner
Ignorance
What you eat makes a huge difference in how optimally your body operates. And what you spend time reading and learning equally affects how effectively your mind operates.
https://medium.com/personal-growth/what-you-spend-time-reading-changes-your-brain-ee2ab4f2aa17#.q9nlt4ecl
LifeWithoutPrinciple
AT A LYCEUM, not long since, I felt that the lecturer had chosen a theme too foreign to himself, and so failed to interest me as much as he might have done. He described things not in or near to his heart, but toward his extremities and superficies. There was, in this sense, no truly central or centralizing thought in the lecture. I would have had him deal with his privatest experience, as the poet does. The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. I am surprised, as well as delighted, when this happens, it is such a rare use he would make of me, as if he were acquainted with the tool. Commonly, if men want anything of me, it is only to know how many acres I make of their land- since I am a surveyor- or, at most, what trivial news I have burdened myself with. They never will go to law for my meat; they prefer the shell. A man once came a considerable distance to ask me to lecture on Slavery; but on conversing with him, I found that he and his clique expected seven eighths of the lecture to be theirs, and only one eighth mine; so I declined. I take it for granted, when I am invited to lecture anywhere- for I have had a little experience in that business- that there is a desire to hear what I think on some subject, though I may be the greatest fool in the country- and not that I should say pleasant things merely, or such as the audience will assent to; and I resolve, accordingly, that I will give them a strong dose of myself. They have sent for me, and engaged to pay for me, and I am determined that they shall have me, though I bore them beyond all precedent.
This world is a place of business. What an infinite bustle! I am awaked almost every night by the panting of the locomotive. It interrupts my dreams. There is no sabbath. It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work. I cannot easily buy a blank-book to write thoughts in; they are commonly ruled for dollars and cents. An Irishman, seeing me making a minute in the fields, took it for granted that I was calculating my wages. If a man was tossed out of a window when an infant, and so made a cripple for life, or seared out of his wits by the Indians, it is regretted chiefly because he was thus incapacitated for business! I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself, than this incessant business.
There is a coarse and boisterous money-making fellow in the outskirts of our town, who is going to build a bank-wall under the hill along the edge of his meadow. The powers have put this into his head to keep him out of mischief, and he wishes me to spend three weeks digging there with him. The result will be that he will perhaps get some more money to board, and leave for his heirs to spend foolishly. If I do this, most will commend me as an industrious and hard-working man; but if I choose to devote myself to certain labors which yield more real profit, though but little money, they may be inclined to look on me as an idler. Nevertheless, as I do not need the police of meaningless labor to regulate me, and do not see anything absolutely praiseworthy in this fellow's undertaking any more than in many an enterprise of our own or foreign governments, however amusing it may be to him or them, I prefer to finish my education at a different school.
If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. As if a town had no interest in its forests but to cut them down!
Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now. For instance: just after sunrise, one summer morning, I noticed one of my neighbors walking beside his team, which was slowly drawing a heavy hewn stone swung under the axle, surrounded by an atmosphere of industry- his day's work begun- his brow commenced to sweat- a reproach to all sluggards and idlers- pausing abreast the shoulders of his oxen, and half turning round with a flourish of his merciful whip, while they gained their length on him. And I thought, Such is the labor which the American Congress exists to protect- honest, manly toil- honest as the day is long- that makes his bread taste sweet, and keeps society sweet- which all men respect and have consecrated; one of the sacred band, doing the needful but irksome drudgery. Indeed, I felt a slight reproach, because I observed this from a window, and was not abroad and stirring about a similar business. The day went by, and at evening I passed the yard of another neighbor, who keeps many servants, and spends much money foolishly, while he adds nothing to the common stock, and there I saw the stone of the morning lying beside a whimsical structure intended to adorn this Lord Timothy Dexter's premises, and the dignity forthwith departed from the teamster's labor, in my eyes. In my opinion, the sun was made to light worthier toil than this. I may add that his employer has since run off, in debt to a good part of the town, and, after passing through Chancery, has settled somewhere else, there to become once more a patron of the arts.
The ways by which you may get money almost without exception lead downward. To have done anything by which you earned money merely is to have been truly idle or worse. If the laborer gets no more than the wages which his employer pays him, he is cheated, he cheats himself. If you would get money as a writer or lecturer, you must be popular, which is to go down perpendicularly. Those services which the community will most readily pay for, it is most disagreeable to render. You are paid for being something less than a man. The State does not commonly reward a genius any more wisely. Even the poet laureate would rather not have to celebrate the accidents of royalty. He must be bribed with a pipe of wine; and perhaps another poet is called away from his muse to gauge that very pipe. As for my own business, even that kind of surveying which I could do with most satisfaction my employers do not want. They would prefer that I should do my work coarsely and not too well, ay, not well enough. When I observe that there are different ways of surveying, my employer commonly asks which will give him the most land, not which is most correct. I once invented a rule for measuring cord-wood, and tried to introduce it in Boston; but the measurer there told me that the sellers did not wish to have their wood measured correctly- that he was already too accurate for them, and therefore they commonly got their wood measured in Charlestown before crossing the bridge.
The aim of the laborer should be, not to get his living, to get "a good job," but to perform well a certain work; and, even in a pecuniary sense, it would be economy for a town to pay its laborers so well that they would not feel that they were working for low ends, as for a livelihood merely, but for scientific, or even moral ends. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
It is remarkable that there are few men so well employed, so much to their minds, but that a little money or fame would commonly buy them off from their present pursuit. I see advertisements for active young men, as if activity were the whole of a young man's capital. Yet I have been surprised when one has with confidence proposed to me, a grown man, to embark in some enterprise of his, as if I had absolutely nothing to do, my life having been a complete failure hitherto. What a doubtful compliment this to pay me! As if he had met me half-way across the ocean beating up against the wind, but bound nowhere, and proposed to me to go along with him! If I did, what do you think the underwriters would say? No, no! I am not without employment at this stage of the voyage. To tell the truth, I saw an advertisement for able-bodied seamen, when I was a boy, sauntering in my native port, and as soon as I came of age I embarked.
Perhaps I am more than usually jealous with respect to my freedom. I feel that my connection with and obligation to society are still very slight and transient. Those slight labors which afford me a livelihood, and by which it is allowed that I am to some extent serviceable to my contemporaries, are as yet commonly a pleasure to me, and I am not often reminded that they are a necessity. So far I am successful. But I foresee that if my wants should be much increased, the labor required to supply them would become a drudgery. If I should sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I am sure that for me there would be nothing left worth living for. I trust that I shall never thus sell my birthright for a mess of pottage. I wish to suggest that a man may be very industrious, and yet not spend his time well. There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living. All great enterprises are self-supporting. The poet, for instance, must sustain his body by his poetry, as a steam planing-mill feeds its boilers with the shavings it makes. You must get your living by loving. But as it is said of the merchants that ninety-seven in a hundred fail, so the life of men generally, tried by this standard, is a failure, and bankruptcy may be surely prophesied.
Merely to come into the world the heir of a fortune is not to be born, but to be still-born, rather. To be supported by the charity of friends, or a government pension- provided you continue to breathe- by whatever fine synonyms you describe these relations, is to go into the almshouse. On Sundays the poor debtor goes to church to take an account of stock, and finds, of course, that his outgoes have been greater than his income. In the Catholic Church, especially, they go into chancery, make a clean confession, give up all, and think to start again. Thus men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up.
It is remarkable that there is little or nothing to be remembered written on the subject of getting a living; how to make getting a living not merely holiest and honorable, but altogether inviting and glorious; for if getting a living is not so, then living is not. One would think, from looking at literature, that this question had never disturbed a solitary individual's musings. Is it that men are too much disgusted with their experience to speak of it? The lesson of value which money teaches, which the Author of the Universe has taken so much pains to teach us, we are inclined to skip altogether. As for the means of living, it is wonderful how indifferent men of all classes are about it, even reformers, so called- whether they inherit, or earn, or steal it. I think that Society has done nothing for us in this respect, or at least has undone what she has done. Cold and hunger seem more friendly to my nature than those methods which men have adopted and advise to ward them off.
The title wise is, for the most part, falsely applied. How can one be a wise man, if he does not know any better how to live than other men?- if he is only more cunning and intellectually subtle? Does Wisdom work in a tread-mill? or does she teach how to succeed by her example? Is there any such thing as wisdom not applied to life? Is she merely the miller who grinds the finest logic? It is pertinent to ask if Plato got his living in a better way or more successfully than his contemporaries- or did he succumb to the difficulties of life like other men? Did he seem to prevail over some of them merely by indifference, or by assuming grand airs? or find it easier to live, because his aunt remembered him in her will? The ways in which most men get their living, that is, live, are mere makeshifts, and a shirking of the real business of life- chiefly because they do not know, but partly because they do not mean, any better.
The rush to California, for instance, and the attitude, not merely of merchants, but of philosophers and prophets, so called, in relation to it, reflect the greatest disgrace on mankind. That so many are ready to live by luck, and so get the means of commanding the labor of others less lucky, without contributing any value to society! And that is called enterprise! I know of no more startling development of the immorality of trade, and all the common modes of getting a living. The philosophy and poetry and religion of such a mankind are not worth the dust of a puffball. The hog that gets his living by rooting, stirring up the soil so, would be ashamed of such company. If I could command the wealth of all the worlds by lifting my finger, I would not pay such a price for it. Even Mahomet knew that God did not make this world in jest. It makes God to be a moneyed gentleman who scatters a handful of pennies in order to see mankind scramble for them. The world's raffle! A subsistence in the domains of Nature a thing to be raffled for! What a comment, what a satire, on our institutions! The conclusion will be, that mankind will hang itself upon a tree. And have all the precepts in all the Bibles taught men only this? and is the last and most admirable invention of the human race only an improved muck-rake? Is this the ground on which Orientals and Occidentals meet? Did God direct us so to get our living, digging where we never planted- and He would, perchance, reward us with lumps of gold?
The gold-digger in the ravines of the mountains is as much a gambler as his fellow in the saloons of San Francisco. What difference does it make whether you shake dirt or shake dice? If you win, society is the loser. The gold-digger is the enemy of the honest laborer, whatever checks and compensations there may be. It is not enough to tell me that you worked hard to get your gold. So does the Devil work hard. The way of transgressors may be hard in many respects. The humblest observer who goes to the mines sees and says that gold-digging is of the character of a lottery; the gold thus obtained is not the same same thing with the wages of honest toil. But, practically, he forgets what he has seen, for he has seen only the fact, not the principle, and goes into trade there, that is, buys a ticket in what commonly proves another lottery, where the fact is not so obvious.
Men rush to California and Australia as if the true gold were to be found in that direction; but that is to go to the very opposite extreme to where it lies. They go prospecting farther and farther away from the true lead, and are most unfortunate when they think themselves most successful. Is not our native soil auriferous? Does not a stream from the golden mountains flow through our native valley? and has not this for more than geologic ages been bringing down the shining particles and forming the nuggets for us? Yet, strange to tell, if a digger steal away, prospecting for this true gold, into the unexplored solitudes around us, there is no danger that any will dog his steps, and endeavor to supplant him. He may claim and undermine the whole valley even, both the cultivated and the uncultivated portions, his whole life long in peace, for no one will ever dispute his claim. They will not mind his cradles or his toms. He is not confined to a claim twelve feet square, as at Ballarat, but may mine anywhere, and wash the whole wide world in his tom.
Howitt says of the man who found the great nugget which weighed twenty-eight pounds, at the Bendigo diggings in Australia: "He soon began to drink; got a horse, and rode all about, generally at full gallop, and, when he met people, called out to inquire if they knew who he was, and then kindly informed them that he was 'the bloody wretch that had found the nugget.' At last he rode full speed against a tree, and nearly knocked his brains out." I think, however, there was no danger of that, for he had already knocked his brains out against the nugget. Howitt adds, "He is a hopelessly ruined man." But he is a type of the class. They are all fast men. Hear some of the names of the places where they dig: "Jackass Flat"- "Sheep's-Head Gully"- "Murderer's Bar," etc. Is there no satire in these names? Let them carry their ill-gotten wealth where they will, I am thinking it will still be "Jackass Flat," if not "Murderer's Bar," where they live.
The last resource of our energy has been the robbing of graveyards on the Isthmus of Darien, an enterprise which appears to be but in its infancy; for, according to late accounts, an act has passed its second reading in the legislature of New Granada, regulating this kind of mining; and a correspondent of the "Tribune" writes: "In the dry season, when the weather will permit of the country being properly prospected, no doubt other rich guacas [that is, graveyards] will be found." To emigrants he says: "do not come before December; take the Isthmus route in preference to the Boca del Toro one; bring no useless baggage, and do not cumber yourself with a tent; but a good pair of blankets will be necessary; a pick, shovel, and axe of good material will be almost all that is required": advice which might have been taken from the "Burker's Guide." And he concludes with this line in Italics and small capitals: "If you are doing well at home, STAY THERE," which may fairly be interpreted to mean, "If you are getting a good living by robbing graveyards at home, stay there."
It is remarkable that among all the preachers there are so few moral teachers. The prophets are employed in excusing the ways of men. Most reverend seniors, the illuminati of the age, tell me, with a gracious, reminiscent smile, betwixt an aspiration and a shudder, not to be too tender about these things- to lump all that, that is, make a lump of gold of it. The highest advice I have heard on these subjects was grovelling. The burden of it was- It is not worth your while to undertake to reform the world in this particular. Do not ask how your bread is buttered; it will make you sick, if you do- and the like. A man had better starve at once than lose his innocence in the process of getting his bread. If within the sophisticated man there is not an unsophisticated one, then he is but one of the devil's angels. As we grow old, we live more coarsely, we relax a little in our disciplines, and, to some extent, cease to obey our finest instincts. But we should be fastidious to the extreme of sanity, disregarding the gibes of those who are more unfortunate than ourselves.
In our science and philosophy, even, there is commonly no true and absolute account of things. The spirit of sect and bigotry has planted its hoof amid the stars. You have only to discuss the problem, whether the stars are inhabited or not, in order to discover it. Why must we daub the heavens as well as the earth? It was an unfortunate discovery that Dr. Kane was a Mason, and that Sir John Franklin was another. But it was a more cruel suggestion that possibly that was the reason why the former went in search of the latter. There is not a popular magazine in this country that would dare to print a child's thought on important subjects without comment. It must be submitted to the D.D.'s. I would it were the chickadee-dees.
I hardly know an intellectual man, even, who is so broad and truly liberal that you can think aloud in his society. Most with whom you endeavor to talk soon come to a stand against some institution in which they appear to hold stock- that is, some particular, not universal, way of viewing things. They will continually thrust their own low roof, with its narrow skylight, between you and the sky, when it is the unobstructed heavens you would view. Get out of the way with your cobwebs; wash your windows, I say! In some lyceums they tell me that they have voted to exclude the subject of religion. But how do I know what their religion is, and when I am near to or far from it? I have walked into such an arena and done my best to make a clean breast of what religion I have experienced, and the audience never suspected what I was about. The lecture was as harmless as moonshine to them. Whereas, if I had read to them the biography of the greatest scamps in history, they might have thought that I had written the lives of the deacons of their church. Ordinarily, the inquiry is, Where did you come from? or, Where are you going? That was a more pertinent question which I overheard one of my auditors put to another one- "What does he lecture for?" It made me quake in my shoes.
That excitement about Kossuth, consider how characteristic, but superficial, it was!- only another kind of politics or dancing. Men were making speeches to him all over the country, but each expressed only the thought, or the want of thought, of the multitude. No man stood on truth. They were merely banded together, as usual one leaning on another, and all together on nothing; as the Hindoos made the world rest on an elephant, the elephant on a tortoise, and the tortoise on a serpent, and had nothing to put under the serpent. For all fruit of that stir we have the Kossuth hat.
Just so hollow and ineffectual, for the most part, is our ordinary conversation. Surface meets surface. When our life ceases to be inward and private, conversation degenerates into mere gossip. We rarely meet a man who can tell us any news which he has not read in a newspaper, or been told by his neighbor; and, for the most part, the only difference between us and our fellow is that he has seen the newspaper, or been out to tea, and we have not. In proportion as our inward life fails, we go more constantly and desperately to the post-office. You may depend on it, that the poor fellow who walks away with the greatest number of letters, proud of his extensive correspondence, has not heard from himself this long while.
We may well be ashamed to tell what things we have read or heard in our day. I did not know why my news should be so trivial- considering what one's dreams and expectations are, why the developments should be so paltry. The news we hear, for the most part, is not news to our genius. It is the stalest repetition. You are often tempted to ask why such stress is laid on a particular experience which you have had- that, after twenty-five years, you should meet Hobbins, Registrar of Deeds, again on the sidewalk. Have you not budged an inch, then? Such is the daily news. Its facts appear to float in the atmosphere, insignificant as the sporules of fungi, and impinge on some neglected thallus, or surface of our minds, which affords a basis for them, and hence a parasitic growth. We should wash ourselves clean of such news. Of what consequence, though our planet explode, if there is no character involved in the explosion? In health we have not the least curiosity about such events. We do not live for idle amusement. I would not run round a corner to see the world blow up.
Not without a slight shudder at the danger, I often perceive how near I had come to admitting into my mind the details of some trivial affair- the news of the street; and I am astonished to observe how willing men are to lumber their minds with such rubbish- to permit idle rumors and incidents of the most insignificant kind to intrude on ground which should be sacred to thought. Shall the mind be a public arena, where the affairs of the street and the gossip of the tea-table chiefly are discussed? Or shall it be a quarter of heaven itself- an hypaethral temple, consecrated to the service of the gods? I find it so difficult to dispose of the few facts which to me are significant, that I hesitate to burden my attention with those which are insignificant, which only a divine mind could illustrate. Such is, for the most part, the news in newspapers and conversation. It is important to preserve the mind's chastity in this respect. Think of admitting the details of a single case of the criminal court into our thoughts, to stalk profanely through their very sanctum sanctorum for an hour, ay, for many hours! to make a very bar-room of the mind's inmost apartment, as if for so long the dust of the street had occupied us- the very street itself, with all its travel, its bustle, and filth, had passed through our thoughts' shrine! Would it not be an intellectual and moral suicide? When I have been compelled to sit spectator and auditor in a court-room for some hours, and have seen my neighbors, who were not compelled, stealing in from time to time, and tiptoeing about with washed hands and faces, it has appeared to my mind's eye, that, when they took off their hats, their ears suddenly expanded into vast hoppers for sound, between which even their narrow heads were crowded. Like the vanes of windmills, they caught the broad but shallow stream of sound, which, after a few titillating gyrations in their coggy brains, passed out the other side. I wondered if, when they got home, they were as careful to wash their ears as before their hands and faces. It has seemed to me, at such a time, that the auditors and the witnesses, the jury and the counsel, the judge and the criminal at the bar- if I may presume him guilty before he is convicted- were all equally criminal, and a thunderbolt might be expected to descend and consume them all together.
By all kinds of traps and signboards, threatening the extreme penalty of the divine law, exclude such trespassers from the only ground which can be sacred to you. It is so hard to forget what it is worse than useless to remember! If I am to be a thoroughfare, I prefer that it be of the mountain brooks, the Parnassian streams, and not the town sewers. There is inspiration, that gossip which comes to the ear of the attentive mind from the courts of heaven. There is the profane and stale revelation of the bar-room and the police court. The same ear is fitted to receive both communications. Only the character of the hearer determines to which it shall be open, and to which closed. I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality. Our very intellect shall be macadamized, as it were- its foundation broken into fragments for the wheels of travel to roll over; and if you would know what will make the most durable pavement, surpassing rolled stones, spruce blocks, and asphaltum, you have only to look into some of our minds which have been subjected to this treatment so long.
If we have thus desecrated ourselves- as who has not?- the remedy will be by wariness and devotion to reconsecrate ourselves, and make once more a fane of the mind. We should treat our minds, that is, ourselves, as innocent and ingenuous children, whose guardians we are, and be careful what objects and what subjects we thrust on their attention. Read not the Times. Read the Eternities. Conventionalities are at length as had as impurities. Even the facts of science may dust the mind by their dryness, unless they are in a sense effaced each morning, or rather rendered fertile by the dews of fresh and living truth. Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven. Yes, every thought that passes through the mind helps to wear and tear it, and to deepen the ruts, which, as in the streets of Pompeii, evince how much it has been used. How many things there are concerning which we might well deliberate whether we had better know them- had better let their peddling-carts be driven, even at the slowest trot or walk, over that bride of glorious span by which we trust to pass at last from the farthest brink of time to the nearest shore of eternity! Have we no culture, no refinement- but skill only to live coarsely and serve the Devil?- to acquire a little worldly wealth, or fame, or liberty, and make a false show with it, as if we were all husk and shell, with no tender and living kernel to us? Shall our institutions be like those chestnut burs which contain abortive nuts, perfect only to prick the fingers?
America is said to be the arena on which the battle of freedom is to be fought; but surely it cannot be freedom in a merely political sense that is meant. Even if we grant that the American has freed himself from a political tyrant, he is still the slave of an economical and moral tyrant. Now that the republic- the respublica- has been settled, it is time to look after the res-privata- the private state- to see, as the Roman senate charged its consuls, "ne quid res-PRIVATA detrimenti caperet," that the private state receive no detriment.
Do we call this the land of the free? What is it to be free from King George and continue the slaves of King Prejudice? What is it to be born free and not to live free? What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom? Is it a freedom to be slaves, or a freedom to be free, of which we boast? We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defences only of freedom. It is our children's children who may perchance be really free. We tax ourselves unjustly. There is a part of us which is not represented. It is taxation without representation. We quarter troops, we quarter fools and cattle of all sorts upon ourselves. We quarter our gross bodies on our poor souls, till the former eat up all the latter's substance.
So is the English Parliament provincial. Mere country bumpkins, they betray themselves, when any more important question arises for them to settle, the Irish question, for instance- the English question why did I not say? Their natures are subdued to what they work in. Their "good breeding" respects only secondary objects. The finest manners in the world are awkwardness and fatuity when contrasted with a finer intelligence. They appear but as the fashions of past days- mere courtliness, knee-buckles and small-clothes, out of date. It is the vice, but not the excellence of manners, that they are continually being deserted by the character; they are cast-off-clothes or shells, claiming the respect which belonged to the living creature. You are presented with the shells instead of the meat, and it is no excuse generally, that, in the case of some fishes, the shells are of more worth than the meat. The man who thrusts his manners upon me does as if he were to insist on introducing me to his cabinet of curiosities, when I wished to see himself. It was not in this sense that the poet Decker called Christ "the first true gentleman that ever breathed." I repeat that in this sense the most splendid court in Christendom is provincial, having authority to consult about Transalpine interests only, and not the affairs of Rome. A praetor or proconsul would suffice to settle the questions which absorb the attention of the English Parliament and the American Congress.
Government and legislation! these I thought were respectable professions. We have heard of heaven-born Numas, Lycurguses, and Solons, in the history of the world, whose names at least may stand for ideal legislators; but think of legislating to regulate the breeding of slaves, or the exportation of tobacco! What have divine legislators to do with the exportation or the importation of tobacco? what humane ones with the breeding of slaves? Suppose you were to submit the question to any son of God- and has He no children in the Nineteenth Century? is it a family which is extinct?- in what condition would you get it again? What shall a State like Virginia say for itself at the last day, in which these have been the principal, the staple productions? What ground is there for patriotism in such a State? I derive my facts from statistical tables which the States themselves have published.
A commerce that whitens every sea in quest of nuts and raisins, and makes slaves of its sailors for this purpose! I saw, the other day, a vessel which had been wrecked, and many lives lost, and her cargo of rags, juniper berries, and bitter almonds were strewn along the shore. It seemed hardly worth the while to tempt the dangers of the sea between Leghorn and New York for the sake of a cargo of juniper berries and bitter almonds. America sending to the Old World for her bitters! Is not the sea-brine, is not shipwreck, bitter enough to make the cup of life go down here? Yet such, to a great extent, is our boasted commerce; and there are those who style themselves statesmen and philosophers who are so blind as to think that progress and civilization depend on precisely this kind of interchange and activity- the activity of flies about a molasses- hogshead. Very well, observes one, if men were oysters. And very well, answer I, if men were mosquitoes.
Lieutenant Herndon, whom our government sent to explore the Amazon, and, it is said, to extend the area of slavery, observed that there was wanting there "an industrious and active population, who know what the comforts of life are, and who have artificial wants to draw out the great resources of the country." But what are the "artificial wants" to be encouraged? Not the love of luxuries, like the tobacco and slaves of, I believe, his native Virginia, nor the ice and granite and other material wealth of our native New England; nor are "the great resources of a country" that fertility or barrenness of soil which produces these. The chief want, in every State that I have been into, was a high and earnest purpose in its inhabitants. This alone draws out "the great resources" of Nature, and at last taxes her beyond her resources; for man naturally dies out of her. When we want culture more than potatoes, and illumination more than sugar-plums, then the great resources of a world are taxed and drawn out, and the result, or staple production, is, not slaves, nor operatives, but men- those rare fruits called heroes, saints, poets, philosophers, and redeemers.
What is called politics is comparatively something so superficial and inhuman, that practically I have never fairly recognized that it concerns me at all. The newspapers, I perceive, devote some of their columns specially to politics or government without charge; and this, one would say, is all that saves it; but as I love literature and to some extent the truth also, I never read those columns at any rate. I do not wish to blunt my sense of right so much. I have not got to answer for having read a single President's Message. A strange age of the world this, when empires, kingdoms, and republics come a-begging to a private man's door, and utter their complaints at his elbow! I cannot take up a newspaper but I find that some wretched government or other, hard pushed and on its last legs, is interceding with me, the reader, to vote for it- more importunate than an Italian beggar; and if I have a mind to look at its certificate, made, perchance, by some benevolent merchant's clerk, or the skipper that brought it over, for it cannot speak a word of English itself, I shall probably read of the eruption of some Vesuvius, or the overflowing of some Po, true or forged, which brought it into this condition. I do not hesitate, in such a case, to suggest work, or the almshouse; or why not keep its castle in silence, as I do commonly? The poor President, what with preserving his popularity and doing his duty, is completely bewildered. The newspapers are the ruling power. Any other government is reduced to a few marines at Fort Independence. If a man neglects to read the Daily Times, government will go down on its knees to him, for this is the only treason in these days.
Those things which now most engage the attention of men, as politics and the daily routine, are, it is true, vital functions of human society, but should be unconsciously performed, like the corresponding functions of the physical body. They are infrahuman, a kind of vegetation. I sometimes awake to a half-consciousness of them going on about me, as a man may become conscious of some of the processes of digestion in a morbid state, and so have the dyspepsia, as it is called. It is as if a thinker submitted himself to be rasped by the great gizzard of creation. Politics is, as it were, the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its two opposite halves- sometimes split into quarters, it may be, which grind on each other. Not only individuals, but states, have thus a confirmed dyspepsia, which expresses itself, you can imagine by what sort of eloquence. Thus our life is not altogether a forgetting, but also, alas! to a great extent, a remembering, of that which we should never have been conscious of, certainly not in our waking hours. Why should we not meet, not always as dyspeptics, to tell our had dreams, but sometimes as eupeptics, to congratulate each other on the ever-glorious morning? I do not make an exorbitant demand, surely.
Research
Defining what challenge suits your personality best can take a long time (years, in my case), and can change depending on where you are in your career and personal life. The great news for most of us in industrial research is that we don’t always have to make this a permanent career choice.
Hobby
I’m a little surprised by how many people tell me they have no hobbies. It may seem a small thing, but — at the risk of sounding grandiose — I see it as a sign of a civilization in decline. The idea of leisure, after all, is a hard-won achievement; it presupposes that we have overcome the exigencies of brute survival. Yet here in the United States, the wealthiest country in history, we seem to have forgotten the importance of doing things solely because we enjoy them.
2019
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark
There There by Tommy Orange
Bad Bad News by Leon Bridges
And in honor of one of the great jazz singers of all time, who died this year, a classic album: The Great American Songbook by Nancy Wilson
Telugu
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