Showing posts with label motivational. Show all posts
Showing posts with label motivational. Show all posts

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

INSPIRING COCKROACH STORY BY Sundar Pichai - an IIT-MIT Alumnus and Global Head Google Chrome CEO of GOOGLE

A beautiful speech by Sundar Pichai - an IIT-MIT Alumnus and Global Head Google Chrome:
The cockroach theory for self development
At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady.
She started screaming out of fear.
With a panic stricken face and trembling voice,she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.
Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got panicky.
The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but landed on another lady in the group.
Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama.
The waiter rushed forward to their rescue.
In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter.
The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of the cockroach on his shirt.
When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his fingers and threw it out of the restaurant.
Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind picked up a few thoughts and started wondering, was the cockroach
responsible for their histrionic behavior?
If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed?
He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos.
It is not the cockroach, but the inability of the ladies to handle the disturbance caused by the cockroach that disturbed the ladies.
I realized that, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss or my wife that disturbs me, but it's my inability to handle the disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs me.
It's not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs me.
More than the problem, it's my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life.
Lessons learnt from the story:
I understood, I should not react in life.
I should always respond.
The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded.
Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of.
A beautiful way to understand............LIFE.
Person who is HAPPY is not because Everything is RIGHT in his Life..
He is HAPPY because his Attitude towards Everything in his life is right !
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Monday, 7 October 2013

SPIRITUAL ENIGMA#2 Such are things

Let healing energy flower in you, says OSHOIf you are ill, the attitude of suchness is: accept it and say to yourself, Such is the way of the body, or, Such are things. Dont create a fight, dont start struggling. You have a headache accept it. Such is the nature of things. Suddenly, there is a change, because when this attitude comes in, a change follows just like a shadow. If you can accept your headache, the headache disappears.You try it. If you accept an illness, it starts dispersing. Why does it happen? It happens because whenever you are fighting, your energy is divided: half the energy moving into illness, the headache, and half the energy fighting the headache a rift, a gap and the fight. Really this fight is a deeper headache.Once you accept, once you dont complain or fight, the energy has become one within. The rift is bridged. And so much energy is released because now there is no conflict the release of energy itself becomes a healing force. Healing doesnt come from outside. All that medicines can do is to help the body to bring its own healing force into action.... Health cannot be forced from outside, it is your energy flowering.This word suchness can work so deeply that with physical illness, with mental illness and finally with spiritual illness this is a secret method they all dissolve. But start from the body, because that is the lowest layer. If you succeed, then higher levels can be tried. If you fail there, then it will be difficult for you to move higher.Something is wrong in the body: relax and accept it, and simply say inside not only in words but feel it deeply that such is the nature of things. The body is born, it is prone to death. And it is a mechanism, and complex; there is every possibility of something or other going wrong.Accept it, and dont be identified. When you accept you remain above, you remain beyond. When you fight you come to the same level. Acceptance is transcendence. And this transcendence becomes a healing force. Suddenly the body starts changing. And the same happens to mental worries, tensions, anxieties, anguish. You are worried because you have some ideas to enforce on nature. Against nature, nothing can be done. Love was a flowering, now the flower has faded. The breeze has come into your house, now it has moved into another. Such is the way of things, they go on moving and changing.The world of things is a flux. This is the nature of thingslife is not going to follow you, you have to follow life. Grudgingly, happily thats your choice. If you follow grudgingly you will be in suffering. If you follow happily, you become a Buddha, your life becomes an ecstasy.

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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Spiritual ENIGMA#1 Right words can heal your heart

three words, `i love you', have changed lives miraculously while the three dreaded words `i hate you' have often triggered off violence. `sorry', `please' and `thank you' have worked wonders. some words can give you ulcers, heartburns, or bruised egos. rahim the poet warned us against using rude words. he said, ``be cautious in speaking. when you injure another with your words the bond of friendship breaks forever. even if the relationship is mended there will always remain a knot.'' so, beware of words. ``blind man's son is blind too,'' laughed draupadi, when duryodhana slipped and fell in the palace of the pandavas, mistaking the glass floor for water. draupadi's words of mockery set the stage for battle in the mahabharata.

however, harsh words cannot cause trouble if we refuse to react in a negative fashion. says sant shri aasaramji bapu, ``do not let any one's harsh words govern your moods. why should envy, fear, anger, lust, attachment and greed cause a storm in you? be calm and you will always be happy. only in a happy heart can spirituality unfold itself. to achieve self realisation you must be happy and successful. to be happy is to be successful. lust and anger destroy tranquillity and prompt us to run after illusory objects to gain a temporary feeling of satisfaction and a delusory feeling of fulfilment.
people are the same; they give back what they receive from you. yet, day in and day out people inflict poisonous darts on each other.
sri sri paramhansa yogananda said: ``when you feel tempted to speak harshly, control that impulse and talk calmly instead. let no one hear harsh words from you. be not afraid to speak the truth when you are asked to do so; but do not force your thoughts on others. you may be speaking the truth when you speak of a blind man as a blind man, or of a sick man as a sick man but more politically correct words can be used so that sensibilities are not hurt. some people turn sick with jealousy, others with anger, hatred and passion. they are victims of their emotions. you made your habits; you can change them.''
in the mahabharata, kaikeyi and mantara were apprehensive of sri rama's return to ayodhya after his 14-year-long exile. realising their predicament sri rama paid his respects first to kaikeyi and only then went to meet his own mother. he then spoke kind words and consoled mantara and even asked her to continue living in the palace as before. kabir once proclaimed, ``speak words that can make others forget their miseries. utter words that can soothe others and which will also help you keep your cool.''
the chandogya upanishad classifies the four characters of the ``mind-brahman'' as nose, eyes, ears and speech. these four are instrumental in taking the mind towards brahman. the organ of speech or vag indriyaseriously distracts the mind. swami sivananda strongly advised against the misuse of words. observe maunaor a vow of silence at least once a week, he said, as much energy is lost in talking. the energy thus saved becomes transmuted into spiritual energy.
will-power becomes stronger, one becomes less restless, and a certain inner calm is achieved. this is the tapasyaof speech. a disturbed mind can never be spiritually inclined. in the beginning various thoughts force one to break the vow of silence. one has to be wary of such distractions. the mind has to be occupied with positive thoughts. restraining ourselves from speaking unnecessarily requires considerable effort. once inner tranquillity is achieved, maunaof the mind will come automatically. the mind becomes ready to meditate on brahman. only he who can fix his mind on god -- even if for two minutes, without distraction - can indulge in self-analysis. books and gurus can only guide you on how to behave. ultimately, it is you who has to conquer your mind.

we have been gifted with the power of reasoning so that we can discriminate and exert self-control on our senses to evolve into better human beings. lord krishna therefore warns us,``likes and dislikes of the senses for their sense-objects is natural. let none allow himself to be swayed by them , they are his two enemies on his way to success.
"krishna has said that these are the two foes, the gross expressions of the subtle vasanasor bondages in us, which can rob the seeker from perfection"

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