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Re: Inspirational
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2007, 02:32:28 AM »
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  • Learning From Mistakes

    Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, "All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing."

    Edison replied very confidently, "Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We now know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb."



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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #61 on: July 14, 2007, 02:33:40 AM »
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  • Perhaps……
    You have forgotten how it feels to laugh simply to laugh. How it feels to know for certain the depths and source of your feelings.

    Perhaps…..
    You've forgotten how it feels to reach out, knowing with certainty that you will touch what you reach for.

    Perhaps…..
    You've forgotten the tingle of your body when what you reach for, reaches back to you……and touches you.

    Perhaps…..
    You've forgotten what it's like to live in the innocence and purity of love. And since perhaps you've forgotten, I have to once again remind you. For I have not forgotten…….and I still believe.

    You ask me what it is that I believe in, and my answer to you is simple. I believe in…….. the possibilities.


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    90 /10 principle - something to learn
    « Reply #62 on: July 14, 2007, 02:46:42 AM »
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  • Hi,

    Be patient enough to go thru' the following, its really good & does make

    you realise the tiny-miny mistakes that we all make in our day to day life.

     

    Title: The 90/10 principle Author : Stephen Covey

    Discover the 90/10 Principle. It will change your life (at least the way

    you react to situations). What is this principle?

    10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by

    how you react.

    What does this mean? We really have no control over 10% of what happens to

    us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late

    arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in

    traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You

    determine the other 90%. How? By your reaction. You cannot control a red

    light., but you can control your reaction. Don't let people fool you; YOU

    can control how you react.

    Let's use an example. You are eating breakfast with your family. Your

    daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no

    control over what just what happened. What happens when the next will be

    determined by how you react. You curse. You harshly scold your daughter for

    knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you

    turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the

    edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and

    change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too

    busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the

    bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car and

    drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an

    hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15-minute delay and throwing $60

    traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the

    building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes

    late, you find you forgot your briefcase. Your day has started terrible. As

    it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to coming

    home, When you arrive home, you find small wedge in your relationship with

    your spouse and daughter.

    Why? Because of how you reacted in the morning. Why did you have a bad day?

    A) Did the coffee cause it?

    B) Did your daughter cause it?

    C) Did the policeman cause it?

    D) Did you cause it?

    The answer is D. You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How

    you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day. Here is what

    could have and should have happened. Coffee splashes over you. Your

    daughter is about to cry. You gently say, "It's ok honey, you just need, to

    be more careful next time". Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After

    grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to look

    through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and

    waves. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss

    comments on how good the day you are having.

    Notice the difference? Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both

    ended different. Why? Because of how you REACTED. You really do not have

    any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% was determined by your

    reaction.

    Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 principle.

    If someone says something negative about you, don't be a sponge. Let the

    attack roll off like water on glass. You don't have to let the negative

    comment affect you! React properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong

    reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out

    etc.

    How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you lose your

    temper? Pound on the steering wheel? (A friend of mine had the steering

    wheel fall off) Do you curse? Does your blood pressure sky-rocket? Do you

    try and bump them? WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why

    let the cars ruin your drive? Remember the 90/10 principle, and do not

    worry about it.

    You are told you lost your job. Why lose sleep and get irritated? It will

    work out. Use your worrying energy and time into finding another job.

    The plane is late; it is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why

    take out your frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over

    what is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger.

    Why get stressed out? It will just make things worse. Now you know the

    90/10 principle. Apply it and you will be amazed at the results. You will

    lose nothing if you try it.

    The 90/10 principle is incredible. Very few know and apply this principle.

    The result? Millions of people are suffering from undeserved stress,

    trials, problems and heartache. There never seem to be a success in life.

    Bad days follow bad days. Terrible things seem to be constantly happening.

    There is constant stress, lack of joy, and broken relationships. Worry

    consumes time. Anger breaks friendships and life seems dreary and is not

    enjoyed to the fullest. Friends are lost. Life is a bore and often seems

    cruel. Does this describe you? If so, do not

    be discouraged .

    You can be different! Understand and apply the 90/10 principle. It will

    change your life.

     

    AND REMEMBER WE MUST LEARN TO CONTROL OUR EMOTIONS & NOT LET OUR EMOTIONS

    CONTROL US...

    Take care

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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #63 on: July 14, 2007, 04:01:28 AM »
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  • Never stop caring
    about the little things in life,
    never stop dreaming
    or give in to strife.

     

    Never stop building bridges
    that lead to promising tomorrows,
    never stop trying
    or give in to sorrows.



    Never stop smiling
    and looking forward to each new day,
    But most of all my friend...
    never stop shining in you own special way.



    Never forget that all storms can clear,
    the grayest sky can turn pure blue.
    Remember, brighter tomorrows are near...
    And of course, I'm always here for you.

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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #64 on: July 22, 2007, 09:16:09 AM »
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  • Learning From Mistakes

    Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, "All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing."

    Edison replied very confidently, "Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We now know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb."




    The clue to attain the state of God

            Every one desires to have bliss.  Bliss means very intensive happiness, which exists continuously.  Such bliss exists only with God.  To get such bliss, you have to attain the state of God. But the main condition to attain the state of God is not to aspire for that state and hence not to aspire for bliss.  One has to start in the spiritual path with this fundamental correction.  But every one starts with this fundamental mistake of aspiration for bliss.  Some start to achieve the state of God with hidden reference to this bliss.  In any way both are one and the same since bliss is possible only for the state of God.  You have to get the clue from God only to get such bliss.  The clue means the special knowledge (Prajnanam).

     The clue is not like the industrial secret, which can be obtained somehow, and then disposing the clue-giver forever.  Such disposal cannot harm you because the clue is not at the grace of clue-giver.  This clue is special because the application of this clue is simply based on the grace of the clue-giver (God).  You have to continuously remain in the divine service of God so that the application of the clue is continuously successful. Therefore, the continuity of the application of this clue to get continuous bliss by maintaining yourself continuously in the state of God is purely based on the grace of God.

    The grace of God does not end with the handing over of the clue to you.   The grace has to continue forever for its continuous successful application.  If you are not aiming at this bliss from the beginning and since your aim is only to serve God continuously without aspiring for any fruit including bliss, the point of disposal of God after getting the clue does not arise at all in your case. If you are aiming for the bliss at any time before giving the clue, the clue will not be given by God.  Even if you happen to know this clue from some human preachers or from the divine knowledge directly, the clue will not work at all.

      Even after getting the clue from God, if your aim turns towards bliss, this clue shall not work from that moment.  Even after application of this clue and subsequent attainment of bliss for some time, if your aim turns towards the bliss, the clue stops functioning from that time onwards.  I am clearly stressing on this point, which is very important, because the diversion towards bliss is inevitable to human psychology at any time, which is the only possible poision.  One should be aware of this point continuously.  You have to enjoy the bliss in the state of God, which is granted to you by the grace of God feeling that you are enjoying the bliss since that is the wish of God.  By following His wish, God gets pleased.  For such pleasure of God only you are enjoying the bliss and at anytime your aim is not the bliss.

    For any action (Karma), for any sacrifice (Tyaga) and for any enjoyment (Bhoga) from your side, the basis should be only the wish and pleasure of God.  Therefore, if your aim is always to give bliss to God and not to enjoy the bliss, God will be just a mirror reflection of your attitude.  Then His aim will not be to enjoy the bliss but to give you the bliss and for the fulfillment of such wish of God, God will not mind to transfer all your sins on to Him and get relieve you from the punishments (if you are unable to enjoy your own punishments in the initial stage.  In course of time you may become capable of enjoying the misery in the world and derive bliss from it). 

    At the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

    Anil Antony

    www.universal-spirituality.org
    Universal Spirituality for World Peace
    antonyanil@universal-spirituality.org

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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #65 on: August 03, 2007, 07:29:16 PM »
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  • yOU ARE STRONG, OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT.

    NO MATTER THAT YOU HAVE NOT EXPRESSED IT YET,


    IT IS IN YOU. ALL KNOWLEDGE IS IN YOU ,


    ALL POWER, ALL PURITY, AND ALL FREEDOM -


    WHY CANNOT YOU EXPRESS THIS KNOWLEDGE?


    BECAUSE YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN IT......

    BELIEVE IN IT , AND IT MUST AND WILL COME OUT...
    LUV  YOU  SAI  MA.....
    BLESS ALL.....

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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #66 on: August 03, 2007, 09:33:57 PM »
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  • yOU ARE STRONG, OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT.

    NO MATTER THAT YOU HAVE NOT EXPRESSED IT YET,


    IT IS IN YOU. ALL KNOWLEDGE IS IN YOU ,


    ALL POWER, ALL PURITY, AND ALL FREEDOM -


    WHY CANNOT YOU EXPRESS THIS KNOWLEDGE?


    BECAUSE YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN IT......

    BELIEVE IN IT , AND IT MUST AND WILL COME OUT...



    You have to find out source of such divine knowledge. Lord is the source of divine knowldge and He comes down in human form in every generation, and He is available to you now here itself. You find Him out from His divine knoweldge.

    Service to Lord in human form is the only way to please Lord. Because He is the correct place of Lord and whatever service done to Him is the service done directly to the Lord in Heaven.

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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #67 on: February 26, 2008, 02:25:34 AM »
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  • When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected
    Not every heart is capable of finding the secret of God's love.

    There are not pearls in every sea; there is not gold in every mine.


                                       ------Baba Farid

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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #68 on: February 27, 2008, 03:52:59 AM »
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  • Anyway

    People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.

    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.

    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.

    Be honest and frank anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you help them.

    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.



    Give the world the best you've got anyway. 


    -----Mother Teresa
    Not every heart is capable of finding the secret of God's love.

    There are not pearls in every sea; there is not gold in every mine.


                                       ------Baba Farid

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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #69 on: February 29, 2008, 04:18:24 AM »
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  • Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!
    Not every heart is capable of finding the secret of God's love.

    There are not pearls in every sea; there is not gold in every mine.


                                       ------Baba Farid

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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #70 on: May 25, 2008, 07:18:49 AM »
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  • Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400.

    It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

    What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!

    Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME.

    Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.

    It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow."

    You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today.

    To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

    To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

    To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

    To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

    To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.

    To realize the value of ONE-SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

    Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.

    Remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!
    Not every heart is capable of finding the secret of God's love.

    There are not pearls in every sea; there is not gold in every mine.


                                       ------Baba Farid

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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #71 on: December 20, 2010, 10:41:49 PM »
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  • Inspiration is most important part for our life, Some time we fall in that situation in which we cant take the right decisions by our self. At that time we need help from some one and some Inspiration is need from them.Because all the time we are not right and buy which we can loose something, So batter to go for Inspiration from some one at that condition.
    Life is simple, it's just not easy.

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    Inspirational - CREATE HAPPINESS!!!
    « Reply #72 on: August 10, 2011, 03:44:39 AM »
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  • CREATE HAPPINESS :  :) ;) :D ;D

    Many times we develop negative thinking patterns because we become frustrated by our own
    challenges and frequent adverse situations. Practicing positive thinking allows us to focus on our strengths
    and accomplishments and increases our happiness and motivation. This in turn allows us to spend more time
    making progress and less time feeling down and stuck. Get what you want while maintaining self respect
    and good relations.

    Killers of Happiness:

    - Lack of Skill
    - Worry Thoughts
    - Emotions
    - Indecision
    - Environment
    - Ego
    - Jealous
    - Procrastination
    - Cynicism
    - Blaming
    - Cheating
    - Lying

    This is not complete list. There may be more killers.


    Guidelines for Happiness


    DEAR MAN
    MODE - Getting What You Want

    DESCRIBE : Describe the situation when necessary.
    EXPRESS : Express feelings/opinions about the situation clearly.
    ASSERT : Assert your wishes. Ask for what you want.
    REINFORCE
    : Reward people who respond positively to you when you ask for something, say no or express an opinion.

    STAY MINDFUL: Keep your focus on your objectives in the situation Maintain your position
    APPEAR CONFIDENT: Confident tone of voice, Confident physical manner, Appropriate eye contacts.
    NEGOTIATE : Be willing to give to get offer and ask for alternate solutions.

    GIVE MODEL - Keeping the Relationship
    Gentle (Be)
    Interested (Act)
    Validate
    Easy Manner (Use an)

    FAST MODEL -  Maintaining Self-respect
    Fair (be)
    Apologise if you are wrong
    Stick to values
    Truthful (be)


    Remember that no one can take away your self-respect unless you give it up.

    Be Blessed!
    Love & Light!
    OM SAI RAM! :)
    « Last Edit: August 10, 2011, 03:46:31 AM by ShAivI »

    You can make the world a better place by simply making yourself a happier person.
    If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. Here's one to get you started
      :D

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    Re: Inspirational
    « Reply #73 on: May 29, 2013, 02:31:53 AM »
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  • OM SAI RAM !!!



    After you realize the Self, you see the mind for what it is - a self-created principle.
    That is the mind ever creating itself. The mind is form ever creating form,
    preserving form, creating new forms and destroying old forms. That is the mind,
    the illusion, the great unreality, the part of you that in your thinking mind you dare
    to think is real. What gives the mind that power? Does the mind have power if it is unreal?
    What difference whether it has power or hasn't power, or the very words that I am saying
    when the Self exists because of itself? You could live in the dream and become disturbed by it.
    Or you can seek and desire with a burning desire to cognize reality and be blissful because of it.
    Man's destiny leads him back to himself. Man's destiny leads him into the cognition
    of his own Being; leads him further into the realization of his True Being. They say you
    must step onto the spiritual path to realize the Self. You only step on the spiritual path
    when you and you alone are ready, when what appears real to you loses its appearance of reality.
    Then and only then are you able to detach yourself enough to seek to find a new and
    permanent reality.


    - from Living With Siva

    OM SAI RAM, SHREE SAI RAM, JAI JAI SAI RAM !!!

    You can make the world a better place by simply making yourself a happier person.
    If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. Here's one to get you started
      :D

     


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