Saturday, July 31, 2010

Clues for happiness

The famous writer Shri KHUSHWANT SINGH gives EIGHT CLUES  for happiness. Read his words -

Having lived a reasonably contented life, I was musing over what a person should strive for to achieve happiness. I drew up a list of a few essentials which I put forward for the readers' appraisal.

1. First and foremost is GOOD HEALTH. If you do not enjoy good health you can never be happy. Any ailment, however trivial, will deduct from your happiness.  

2. Second, a HEALTHY BANK BALANCE. It need not run into crores but should be enough to provide for creature comforts and something to spare for recreation, like eating out, going to the pictures, travelling or going on holidays on the hills or by the sea. Shortage of money can be only demoralizing. Living on credit or borrowing is demeaning and lowers one in one's own eyes. 3. Third, A HOME OF YOUR OWN. Rented premises can never give you the snug feeling of a nest which is yours for keeps that a home provides: if it has a garden space, all the better. Plant your own trees and flowers, see them grow and blossom, cultivate a sense of kinship with them.  

4. Fourth, AN UNDERSTANDING COMPANION, be it your spouse or a friend. If there are too many misunderstandings, they will rob you of your peace of mind.  

5. Fifth, LACK OF ENVY towards those who have done better than you in life; risen higher, made more money, or earned more fame. Envy can be very corroding; avoid comparing yourself with others.  

6. Sixth, DO NOT ALLOW OTHER PEOPLE to descend on you for gup-shup. By the time you get rid of them, you will feel exhausted and poisoned by their gossip-mongering.

7. Seventh, CULTIVATE SOME HOBBIES which can bring you a sense of fulfilment, such as gardening, reading, writing, painting, playing or listening to music. Going to clubs or parties to get free drinks or to meet celebrities is criminal waste of time.  

8. Eighth, every morning and evening, devote 15 minutes to INTROSPECTION. In the morning, 10 minutes should be spent on stilling the mind and then five in listing things you have to do that day. In the evening, five minutes to still the mind again, and ten to go over what you had undertaken to do.  

Have a Good day! 


Friday, July 30, 2010

மன அமைதி





அமைதியின் விளைவு தியானம்
தியானத்தின் விளைவு நம்பிக்கை
நம்பிக்கையின் விளைவு அன்பு
அன்பின் விளைவு சேவை
சேவையின் விளைவு மன அமைதி

                                   - அன்னை தெரசா

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Exchange ideas

 
If you have an apple and I have an apple and exchange our apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. 

But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas -

Let us share our constructive ideas !.  

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mistakes

When you fall, in any way, don't see the place where you fell, instead see the place where from you slipped, why slipped. 

If sincere efforts are taken to know the reasons for mistake, we will not repeat such mistakes. 

Our consciousness should ready to accept mistakes and should resolve not to repeat such mistake. 

LIFE IS ABOUT CORRECTING MISTAKES.