Sunday, March 08, 2015

Bhagavad - Gītā – 18:65



man-manā bhava mad-bhakto
mām evaiṣyasi satyaḿ te
pratijāne priyo 'si me

SYNONYM

mat-manāḥ - thinking of Me;  bhava - just become;  mat-bhaktaḥ - My devotee; mat-yājī - My worshiper; mām - unto Me; namaskuru - offer your obeisances; mām - unto Me; eva - certainly; eṣyasi - you will come; satyam - truly; te - to you; pratijāne - I promise; priyaḥ - dear; asi - you are; me - to Me.

TRANSLATION

Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend.

PURPORT

The most confidential part of knowledge is that one should become a pure devotee of Krishna and always think of Him and act for Him.

One should not become an official meditator. Life should be so molded that one will always have the chance to think of Kṛishṇa.

One should always act in such a way that all his daily activities are in connection with Kṛishṇa.

He should arrange his life in such a way that throughout the twenty-four hours he cannot but think of Kṛishṇa.

And the Lord's promise is that anyone who is in such pure Kṛiṣhṇa consciousness will certainly return to the abode of Kṛishṇa, where he will be engaged in the association of Kṛishṇa face to face.

This most confidential part of knowledge is spoken to Arjuna because he is the dear friend of Kṛiṣhṇa. Everyone who follows the path of Arjuna can become a dear friend to Kṛiṣhṇa and obtain the same perfection as Arjuna.

These words stress that one should concentrate his mind upon Kṛiṣhṇa — the very form with two hands carrying a flute, the bluish boy with a beautiful face and peacock feathers in His hair.

There are descriptions of Kṛiṣhṇa found in the Brahma-saḿhitā and other literatures. One should fix his mind on this original form of Godhead, Kṛiṣhṇa.

One should not even divert his attention to other forms of the Lord. The Lord has multi-forms as Viṣṇu, Nārāyaṇa, Rāma, Varāha, etc., but a devotee should concentrate his mind on the form that was present before Arjuna.

Concentration of the mind on the form of Kṛiṣhṇa constitutes the most confidential part of knowledge, and this is disclosed to Arjuna because Arjuna is the most dear friend of Kṛiṣhṇa, the Lord.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Properties for immediate sale in India

Properties for immediate sale at the following locations in India
1.
Hosur (Karnataka)
9600 sq. ft. of land with teak wood etc.
Total price: Indian Rs 1,920,000.00 (negotiable).

2.
Vaigai, on the foothills of Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
7200 sq. ft. of land with teak wood etc.
Total price: Indian Rs 1,440,000.00 (negotiable).

Picture taken in 1998

3.

Property in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
14000 sq. ft. of land with teak wood, coconut trees etc. 
Total price: Indian Rs 2,800,000.00 (negotiable).

Monday, December 29, 2014

15 Most Amazing Predictions for Kali Yuga

15 Most Amazing Predictions for Kali Yuga from the Bhagavata Purana


The following 15 predictions about the present Kali Yuga, written 5,000 years ago by sage Vedavyasa, are amazing because they appear so accurate. Prophecies of Kali Yuga.

In the last canto of the Bhagavata Purana there is a list of predictions and prophecies about the dark times for the present age of Kali Yuga. The following 15 predictions, written 5,000 years ago by sage Vedavyasa, are amazing because they appear so accurate. Despite the negative tone of these prophecies, there is still one bright spot for all of us, which is mentioned at the end.

Prediction 1:

Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day because of the powerful influence of the age of Kali.

Prediction 2:

In Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man's good birth, proper behaviour and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one's power.

Prediction 3:

Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be judged according to one's expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a brahmana just by his wearing a thread.

Prediction 4:

A person's spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols, and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next. A person's propriety will be seriously questioned if he dos not earn a good living. And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.

Prediction 5:

A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement, and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.

Prediction 6:

A sacred place will be taken to consist of no more than a reservoir of water located at a distance, and beauty will be thought to depend on one's hairstyle. Filling the belly will become the goal of life, and one who is audacious will be accepted as truthful. He who can maintain a family will be regarded as an expert man, and the principles of religion will be observed only for the sake of reputation.

Prediction 7:

As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of their social classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.

Prediction 8:

Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people will resort to eating leaves, roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers and seeds. Struck by drought, they will become completely ruined.

Prediction 9:

The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety.

Prediction 10:

The maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali Yuga will become 50 years.

Men will no longer protect their elderly parents.

Prediction 12:

In Kali-yuga men will develop hatred for each other even over a few coins. Giving up all friendly relations, they will be ready to lose their own lives and kill even their own relatives.

Prediction 13:

Uncultured men will accept charity on behalf of the Lord and will earn their livelihood by making a show of austerity and wearing a mendicant's dress. Those who know nothing about religion will mount a high seat and presume to speak on religious principles.

Prediction 14:

Servants will abandon a master who has lost his wealth, even if that master is a saintly person of exemplary character. Masters will abandon an incapacitated servant, even if that servant has been in the family for generations. Cows will be abandoned or killed when they stop giving milk.

Prediction 15:

Cities will be dominated by thieves, the Vedas will be contaminated by speculative interpretations of atheists, political leaders will virtually consume the citizens, and the so-called priests and intellectuals will be devotees of their bellies and genitals.

Despite all of these dark prophecies, there is one good quality in this age of Kali yuga:  Although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: simply by chanting the names of Krishna, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom."

So let us take advantage of this special spiritual gift given during the dark times of Kali yuga to quickly raise ourselves spiritually through chanting of God's holy names.



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jingle Bells : Lyrics

Jingle Bells : Lyrics

Play Music !

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh yeah

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh



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Everyone is Replaceable, and Other Business Lies

"Everyone is Replaceable" and Other Business Lies

Dec 9, 2014 - By Liz Ryan - CEO and Founder, Human Workplace

"Everyone is replaceable" is a lie, thankfully. If we were truly hiring people who could be replaced at any moment, we'd be doing a terrible disservice to our customers and shareholders. Yet we hear the expression all the time: "Everyone is replaceable." Really?

What an awful thing to say, or to believe!

Some people believe that the best part of the Industrial Revolution was the idea to mechanize work -- to chop up a process into such small parts that a trained rhesus monkey could be trained to do any one of the parts in no time. In fact, that process of dumping down the work that our employees perform is the worst idea the business world has ever had.

When work is boring and trivial, who cares about doing it well? I've done boring and pointless jobs, and you probably have, too. It's a complete waste of human ingenuity.

If we aren't hiring people to do complicated things and use their brains every day at work, then we should automate our processes and be done with it.

Plenty of procedures formerly performed by people have been automated already.

Only fearful managers say "Everyone is replaceable." Fearful managers say other hateful things, too, things like "I don't pay you to think" and "That's my decision, not yours." Those fearful statements make it easy to tell which managers are deserving of your talents and which aren't.

"Everyone is replaceable" is one of my favorite Business Lies. If it's true in a given organization, then the place is headed for bankruptcy. If we aren't allowing people to bend and stretch their job descriptions, to have great ideas and push those ideas throughout our organizations, then we're idiots and don't deserve to be in leadership roles.

If we truly believe that anyone can be replaced in a heartbeat, why would anyone with a good brain want to work for us?

If you own stock in the company where the managers say "Everyone is replaceable," get rid of that stock now!  Better yet, go to a shareholder's meeting and start a campaign to oust the current CEO and bring in someone who understands how to lead people, and how to motivate a team.

Another Business Lie is "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it." That's completely false!

You can manage all kinds of things that you can't measure, like the goodwill of your customers and the good energy on your team. Not only can you manage them, you must. In business, managing the intangibles is much more important than managing columns and rows.

We are addicted to managing numbers. We think numbers are the language of business - yet another lie!

Fearful managers obsess about metrics, merely because metrics are tangible. We can point to them. Look how many companies showed great numbers on all their spreadsheets right up until the minute they didn't, and then they failed. Those poor foolish managers gave all their attention to particles and failed to notice the waves swelling and crashing around them.

Any human endeavor takes place in an energy field. We have to pay attention to that energy, cultivate the good momentum and quickly identify and deal with bad energy when it creeps in. In other words, we have to manage the waves.

That doesn't mean putting people on probation or firing them. It means being human, telling the truth about our own faults and worries as managers and allowing our teammates to be fallible humans, too.

In our work at Human Workplace, the energy blockers we see most often have to do with fear and trust. Energy gets dammed up in an organization and people get frustrated when there's a big problem that no one is talking about. It's the elephant in the room.

The elephant could be anything. It might be slipping market share or the fact that no one believes the upcoming product release is really what customers need.

No one wants to name the elephant, but the energy field reflects the energy blockage nonetheless. Eventually something erupts and everyone looks around for someone to blame.

We don't have to run our organizations that way. We can talk about fear and trust every day, because fear and trust are business topics as surely as product returns and markdowns are.

We can talk about feeling anxious and not being sure what to do next. It takes a real leader to be that honest with his or her team. People will follow a truth-telling leader to the ends of the earth. Can you be that strong as a leader?

Another Business Lie we hear all the time is "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It." Most of us in the West grew up with the break/fix mentality. We leave things alone until they go haywire. We only do this in business, not in other important areas of our lives!

When we plant a garden, we don't say "There are weeds among the vegetables, but I haven't been told to pull them out, so I won't" and wait to react until the weeds have choked the vegetables to death.

We constantly check on our children to make sure they're healthy and happy. We don't view our own health or our family's health as something to ignore until there's a crisis. In business, we tend to downplay the constant stream of little signals we receive from the universe, courtesy of our five (or six) senses.

People in a business know when something needs attention that it isn't getting, whether it's the sales order processing system or a talent-repelling recruiting apparatus. They know about it, but fear of saying the wrong thing or offending a higher-up keeps them silent.

We don't talk about things that need attention, because someone has told us "It's not your job to worry about that." Everyone gets hurt when the system finally collapses under the weight of its problems.

We can make every workplace a Human Workplace and ask every one of our workmates every day "What's up? What's new?"

We can listen to what they tell us. We don't have to rely on Employee Engagement Surveys and formal systems to tell us what's happening right under our noses. We don't have to repeat the Business Lies "Everyone is replaceable," "Numbers are the language of business" and "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it." None of these things are true.

Godzilla, the scaly reptilian edifice of nineteenth-century business rules and thinking, is falling apart - and not a moment too soon! We can hasten his demise and usher in the Human Workplace together.

We can replace fear with trust and bring ourselves to work completely, the same way we bring ourselves to the gym and the car wash and the preschool holiday pageant. It's not hard to do. We just have to listen to our bodies and tell the truth to make it happen.

Today is the perfect day to start!