I know it’s a woman with hand on chin! LOL!
Just started a forum for Telugu folks – www.gongura.net
Gotta build good audience for that.
Sometimes, I feel I’m wasting too much time at work and then working after I get back to home to cover up. So, I decided to eliminate the time suckers at work one by one. Surprisingly, the productivity boost is good. Here are the most biggest time wasters:
These saved a lot of time for me, probably will for you too. Work while you work, play while you play!
There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to court.
The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure. The farmer replied, “Your Honor, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”
The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter” The farmer replied “Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.”
What is the moral of the story? We get back in life what we give to others.
Honesty and dishonesty become a habit. Some people practice dishonesty and can lie with a straight face. Others lie so much that they don’t even know what the truth is anymore. But who are they deceiving? Themselves – more than anyone else.
Source: Gems of wisdom by ISKON
Sometimes I feel that we lost too much in transition from the old India to new India. It doesn’t matter you believe in Ram or not – but it does matter that Ramayana has a lot to offer to our way of life. It doesn’t matter if you believe Kurukshetra is a real war or a cooked up story – but it does matter that Mahabharatam an Bhagavat Gita has a lot to offer to us.
Though it’s from Mahabharatam, the presentation has no reference to God or Krishna. It’s just Vidura’s neeti – the facts of life. We discover these through leadership trainings in corporates – which were told to us hundreds of years back!
There is a lot we can learn from the epics, mind you if you do not believe in God – don’t miss these wonderful things, just remove God from Krishna and just take him as a charismatic leader.
Examples that relate to our life:
People who suffer from sleeplessness
• People with no moral values
• People with Skills lacking resources
• People usurped the wealth of strong people through deceit
The following aspects to examined in detail before undertaking any major project:-
• The aspects with which they are related,
• costs and benefits,( in the lomg-term)
• resources available,
• the strengths possessed,
• the major impediments and then take a decision.
The Wise man knows that following SIX if not properly taken care of will leave us:
• Cow, Wife, Employees, agriculture, friendship with people from low status and KNOWLEDGE.