Friday, June 29, 2012

Values Of Life


This is an email which was sent to me few days back by one of my well-wishers Dr. Sudhakar Pande. I want to share this with all of you. I have just made some grammatical corrections before presenting it to you. You can find the actual script in the downloadable presentation below. All credit goes to the unknown.

Values of Life


Take some time out and read these beautiful words.
Later, reflect on what you have just read.
Surely you will understand a lot of things…

First Lesson

... After some months at the engineering college, the professor gave us a GK (General Knowledge) test.
Being a good student, I quickly answered all the questions… all, but the last: “What is the name of the sweeper of our institute?"

I handed over my test paper, leaving the last question unanswered. Just before the lesson ended, another student inquired if the last question would be marked.
“Certainly!” the professor replied. “You will meet many people in your life. All of them will have some degree of importance.

They will deserve your attention, even if it is a simple smile or a simple hello". I never forgot this lesson… and went on to learn that the name of our sweeper was Raghu.

Second Lesson

On the momentous July 26, 2005 rainy day in Mumbai, a frail man was standing on the roadside, in knee deep water. His car had broken down and he desperately needed help. Wet to his core, he signalled to the passersby.

A young man, stopped to help him out.
He pushed his car to a safe place, called a mechanic and hailed an n auto for him. The  frail old man seemed  to much in a hurry, but did not forget to thank him and take down his address on a piece of paper.

Seven days had already passed when someone knocked at the door of that young man.
To his enormous surprise, it was a courier with a huge packet to deliver – an I-Mac computer & Philips Music System with a note: “Many thanks for helping me on the road that night.

The rain had completely drenched me and my soul when you appeared.
Thanks to you, I was able to reach my dying wife just in time.
God bless you for having helped me.
Sincerely,
Dr. P. K.  Singhania"

Third Lesson

Sometime ago, when the ice-creams were not so expensive, a ten-year old boy went to Nirula’s ice-cream shop. While sitting at the table, he asked the waiter, “How much does a Sundae cost?”  Rs.40,”he replied.
The boy took out his money from the pocket and began counting it.

“Well, how much does a simple ice-cream cost?".
There were other people waiting to be served, so the waiter began to get a little impatient.
“Rs. 30!" he replied abruptly. The boy counted his money again and said: “Please get me a simple ice-cream!"

The waiter served him the ice-cream and his bill. The boy ate his ice-cream, paid his bill at the cash counter and left.
When the waiter went to clean the table he began to cry… for there, in the corner of the plate,
Was Rs 10 … his tip?
The boy took a simple ice-cream instead of a Sundae so he could leave a tip for him.

If you have never experienced the danger of war or the solitude of imprisonment, the agony of torture and hunger, you are much ahead of the 500 million people who live in this world.

If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes to wear, a roof on your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than the 75% of the people who live on this Earth.

If you can go to your place of worship without being threatened, arrested, tortured or killed, you are luckier than the 3,000,000,000 persons of this world.

If you have money in your bank account and your wallet and some loose change in some little box, you are one of the world’s 8% well-to-do populations.

If you are able to read this message, you have just received a double blessing…
One, someone is thinking about you…
Two, you are not one of those 2,000,000,000 people who are illiterate!

Somebody said at some time:

Work as if you have no need of the money.
Love as if nobody ever made you suffer.
Dance as if nobody is watching you.
Sing as if nobody is hearing you.
Live as if the Paradise were on this Earth.

If you like this email send it to all you consider your FRIENDS
Brighten up someone’s day!
If you don’t forward it... nothing will happen, or better, nothing drastic will happen... this is just one of those opportunities that lose themselves in our daily routine…
The only thing that WILL happen is that it will bring a smile on the face of all who receive it... If u just forward   it!

Have a Nice Day!

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Thought you have read the message but this message is presented very nicely in the presentation with beautiful pictures and sound effect.

Download Values of Life Presentation
http://religion2god.my3gb.com/files/Values_of_life.pps

Thursday, June 28, 2012

How To Remove Attachments?

Remove Attachments


Question:

What does the seeker do when the inner voice urge to cling to attachments?

Question's description:

All good things in life, they say, are either illegal-immoral or sexy. What does a seeker do when his hedonistic inner voice separate him from his highest spiritual aspiration and prevent from moving deeper into harmony with his spiritual goals?

Answer:

Please understand that this inner urge is the urge of your mind and not Your's (Soul).

I understand your problem. This is the stage every seeker encounters. So, it is no exception. Every problem has a solution and if it has no solution then it is not a problem at all.
Here are few tips that can help you.

1. It is right that if you try to get away from something, it will start hounding you. So, instead of thinking of the things that you want to get rid of, just indulge yourself in activities like meditation and studying scriptures. Unentertained thoughts will automatically go. You will experience something higher, and your attachment to those tiny things will automatically vanish. This is a technique which I have practiced into my life and found in Gita.

2. There are certain moments of day and night when negativity act with its full might. I request you to meditate at least 20 minutes twice a day, one in the morning when you get up and one at night before retiring to bed. You can read scripture before night's meditation. This will keep your mind calm throughout the day and even during night.