Very soothing prayer (Shabad Gurbani)
Mai Kya mangu, fir kucch na raha…..
He helps in taking the right decisions at the right time,
Feel the awesome light of God around you,
and the love of God surrounding you.
I have always believed that “zindagi me bahut sare relations se better hai ki relations me bahut saari zindagi ho”, and that all are lovely souls connected together by awesome energies of the universe….. all caring, and sharing, and loving!
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving talk, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.
hehe….. dat “dreams slide” is almost d same as mine 😉
So very nostalgic!
Dream on! 🙂
and how I relate to “Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech”
U c… ur heart just knows whats right!
We are a unique species…..
Are we the centre of God’s creation? In all our thinking and discussions about life and the universe, we seem to assume so. We have convinced ourselves that the array of living beings in the universe makes up a neat hierarchy. At the pinnacle of that hierarchy is the human being.
At the lowest rungs of creation are minerals. Then come the mosses, fungi and plants. Plants have only a sense of touch. Singlecelled and multi-celled microbial organisms feature the next stage of development. At the next higher perch are the reptiles, mammals, birds and animals. Finally, at the apex is the most evolved form of living being, the human, the most advanced and the most developed among all living creatures, the supreme glory of all creation.
Greek philosopher Aristotle proposed the interesting idea of a vital principle that guides the development, functioning or evolution of an organism or a hierarchy of beings. It was this vital principle that resulted in life-finding expression first as unicellular and multicellular organisms, then as plants, thereafter as birds and animals, and ultimately as humans, as sapient and sentient beings.
According to Aristotelian theory, humans are the most evolved form of thinking and feeling beings so far. What is more, we alone have the potential to grow and evolve into the spiritual dimension.
But what precisely, if anything, sets us apart from other living creatures? Is it the faculty of reasoning, the fact that we are rational? But reasoning does not and cannot teach us anything new. Socrates was a man, a mortal being. Therefore Socrates is mortal. You can see here that there is no new truth that the third and concluding statement expresses that is not clearly implied in the first two sentences.
The conclusion of any piece of syllogistic reasoning does not enable us to learn anything new other than what is already contained in its premise. You have the same limitation with inductive logic where you arrive at general truths from particular examples. [Yes! very true.]
The mind grasps reality by establishing relationships between entities that it perceives newly and the perceptions that it carries from the past.[Yes! very true.] Psychologists and neurologists explain that the human brain is large because a major part of the cerebrum is concerned with associating different perceptions and memories.
Newton formulated his celebrated laws of motion and gravitation by intuitively hypothesising a link between the fall of the apple on his head and the motion of the earth around the sun. But by the same token, the human mind is basically anchored in the past. Therefore, it pulls you back from letting yourself go completely with the flow of living reality here and now.
The distinguishing feature of humans lies in our capacity for self-awareness. Other living creatures may have the ability to perform a greater variety of tasks, or may have developed superior sensibilities in certain areas. But we alone have the capacity to look at ourselves and be aware of ourselves.
We can attain knowledge. But what is unique about us is that we can also get to know how we could attain that knowledge. A human being is like a computer that can see how it has been programmed and thereby transcend the programming itself.
Source – Indiatimes
Somehow… I have always learnt to be in and work towards a win-win situation rather than a win-lose situation…..
Felt like jotting down some thoughts which I had read a while ago….
After failing for the 2nd time, Edmund Hillary challenged Mt. Everest “I’ll come again & conquer you, coz as a mountain u cant grow, but as a human I can”
(aww! leave d qoute aside.. i wanna go hiking right now :P)
I can accept failure.
Everyone fails at something…
But I can’t accept not trying…
~~ Michael Jordan
The most important lesson I have learnt from sports is how not to be only a gracious winner,
but a goo loser as well.
Not everyone wins al the time, as a matter of fact.. no one wins all the time…..
Winning is the easy part,
losing is really tough.
But you learn more from one loss,
than you do from a milion wins (yups.. abs right!)
You learn a lot about sportsmanship.
I mean its really tough to shake a hand of someone who just beat you, and its even harder to do so with a smile….
Forgiveness is the mental, emotional and/or spiritual process of ceasing to feel resentment, indignation or anger against another person for a perceived offence, difference or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution…..
Destiny decides who comes to your life
but the heart decides who stays in there for life 🙂
and… the heart always know whats right ad whats correct no matter what all knowledge / worldly wisdom (read… the brain) suggests!
Both came as a forward…. nice ones.. read ahead
A turkey was chatting with a bull. “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the energy.”
“Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?” replied the bull. “They’re packed with nutrients.”
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.
He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.
Moral of the story:BullShit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.
very very true…
The Man In the Glass By Dale Wimbrow 1934
When you get what you want in your struggle for pelfand the world makes you king for a day,Just go to the mirror and look at yourself and see what that man has to say for it isn’t your Father ,Mother or Wife whose judgment upon you must pass…The fellows verdict that counts most in your life is the one starring back from the glass.Some people might say your a straight shootin chum and call you a wonderful guy but the man in the mirror says your only a bum if you can’t look him straight in the eye he’s the fellow to please never mind all the rest for he’s with you clear to the end and you’ve passed your most dangerous test if the man in the glass is your friend.You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years and get pats on your back as you pass but your final reward will be heart ache and tears if you’ve cheated the man in the glass….
very very true…
Let’s THANK those who HATED us
– they made us BETTER persons!
THANk those who LOVED us
– they made our hearts grow FONDER!
THANK those who ENVIED us
– they made our self -esteem grow STRONGER!
THANK those who CARED
– they made us feel IMPORTANT!
THANK those ENTERED our lives
– they made us who we are!
THANK those who LEFT
– they showed us that NOTHING lasts FOREVER!
THANK those who STAYED
-they SHOWED us the true meaning of FRIENDSHIP!