PERSON WITHOUT LEARNING IS A PAINTED CLAY DOLL (Post No.5536)

Written by London Swaminathan
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Date: 13 October 2018

 

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Post No. 5536

 

 

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Bhartruhari Nitisataka Slokas 16,17,18,19,20

 

हर्तुर्याति न गोचरं किम् अपि शं पुष्णाति यत्सर्वदा‌உप्य्
अर्थिभ्यः प्रतिपाद्यमानम् अनिशं प्राप्नोति वृद्धिं पराम् ।
कल्पान्तेष्वपि न प्रयाति निधनं विद्याख्यम् अन्तर्धनं
येषां तान्प्रति मानम् उज्झत नृपाः कस्तैः सह स्पर्धते ॥ 1.16 ॥

 

 

 

16.Kings! Cast off your pride before those who have the inward treasure wisdom; they are not despoiled by robbers, but their treasure, always increasing, grows greater when it is shared with the needy; not even at the end of the world does it perish. Who indeed may compare with them.

 

Many didactic Tamil poets have also sung about it. They said

Education can’t be washed away in floods, cannot be burnt, it cannot be taken by the rulers. It increases more when you give it to others. Thieves can’t touch it and guarding it is very easy.

 

Another Tamil poet described what is beauty and described education adds beauty to a person.

17.Despise not wise men who have attained to knowledge of the truth. They are not held bound by riches, for they count wealth even as grass. The stalk of a water lily will not bind an elephant infuriated by passion.

 

अधिगतपरमार्थान्पण्डितान्मावमंस्थास्
तृणम् इव लघु लक्ष्मीर्नैव तान्संरुणद्धि ।
अभिनवमदलेखाश्यामगण्डस्थलानां
न भवति बिसतन्तुर्वारणं वारणानाम् ॥ 1.17 ॥

 

`18.The Creator in his anger may hinder the swan from sporting in the lotus bed, his dwelling: but he cannot take away his faculty of separating milk from water.

अम्भोजिनीवनविहारविलासम् एव
हंसस्य हन्ति नितरां कुपितो विधाता ।
न त्वस्य दुग्धजलभेदविधौ प्रसिद्धां
वैदग्धीकीर्तिम् अपहर्तुम् असौ समर्थः ॥ 1.18 ॥

 

19.Bracelets are no ornament to a man nor strings of pearls shining like moon; nor yet bathing, nor perfumes, nor flowers, nor decorated hair. Perfect eloquence alone adorns a man. Adornments may perish but the ornament of eloquence abides for ever.

केयूराणि न भूषयन्ति पुरुषं हारा न चन्द्रोज्ज्वला
न स्नानं न विलेपनं न कुसुमं नालङ्कृता मूर्धजाः ।
वाण्येका समलङ्करोति पुरुषं या संस्कृता धार्यते
क्षीयन्ते खलु भूषणानि सततं वाग्भूषणं भूषणम् ॥ 1.19 ॥

Tamil poet Tiruvalluvar in his Tamil Veda Tirukkural says ,

 

 

Those who cannot express their thought acquired after deep study

Are like a bunch of flowers without fragrance—Kural 650

 

The pomp of a person without deep and subtle learning is like the fine painting on a clay doll– Kural 407

 

20.Wisdom is indeed the highest ornament that a man possesses. It is a valuable to be carefully guarded, for wisdom gains food, glory and blessing. It is the Lord.

विद्या नाम नरस्य रूपम् अधिकं प्रच्छन्नगुप्तं धनं
विद्या भोगकरी यशःसुखकरी विद्या गुरूणां गुरुः ।
विद्या बन्धुजनो विदेशगमने विद्या परा देवता
विद्या राजसु पूज्यते न तु धनं विद्याविहीनः पशुः ॥ 1.20 ॥

 

In relation to them that have studied noble books, others are like beasts in relation to men — 410

 

Men without learning are like worthless barren lands. Kural 407

 

—-Subham——

 

 

ஓடுங்கள், ஓடுங்கள், உலகத்தோடு ஓடுங்கள்! (Post No.4845)

Date: MARCH 24, 2018

 

 

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Post No. 4845

 

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ஓடுங்கள், ஓடுங்கள், உலகத்தோடு ஓடுங்கள்! – 1

 

ச.நாகராஜன்

 

நிர்வாகம் என்ன எதிர் பார்க்கிறது என்பதை எல்லா மேனேஜர்களும் அறிவது அவசியம் என்பதன் அடிப்படையில் எங்கள் அனைவருக்கும் புரிய வந்தது  தாரக மந்திரமான ஒரே வார்த்தை என்பது தான்!

 

எஃபிஸியன்ஸி – EFFICIENCY

ஆம், அது தான் வேண்டும்!

 

உடனடியாக ஒரு நண்பரைப் பார்க்கப் போனேன்.

அவர் நான் போனவுடன் ஒரு புத்தகத்தை ஓரமாக ஒளித்து வைத்துக் கொண்டார்.

 

எட்டிப் பார்த்தேன். ஊஹூம், ஒன்றும் தெரியவில்லை.

என்ன புத்தகம் என்று கேட்டேன். ஒன்றுமில்லை என்று மழுப்பி விட்டார். மண்டை குடைந்தது! என்ன புத்தகம்?!

 

எஃபிஸியன்ஸி பற்றிப் பேசி விட்டுக் கிளம்பினேன்.

எங்கும் இதே தான் பேச்சு என்றார்.

அடுத்த நாளும் அவர் ரூமுக்குச் சென்றேன் – தேவையில்லாவிட்டாலும் கூட!

அவர் ஒரு நிமிடம் என்று பாத்ரூமுக்குச் சென்ற போது புத்தகங்களைக் குடைந்தேன்.ஆஹா, கிடைத்தது அவர் படித்த புத்தகம்.

 

ஒன்று டேல் கார்னீகி எழுதிய ‘ஹௌ டு வின் ஃப்ரண்ட்ஸ் அண்ட் இன்ஃப்ளூயன்ஸ் பீபிள்’ இன்னொன்று நெப்போலியன் ஹில் எழுதியது – தி சக்ஸஸ்.

 

ஆஹா, வந்த காரியம் முடிந்தது.

குட்டி அரட்டையுடன் அங்கிருந்து கிளம்பினேன்.

டேல் கார்னீகி புத்தகத்தை முதலில் வாங்கினேன்.

அட்டை டு அட்டை படித்தேன். அற்புதம்.குறிப்புகள் எடுத்துக் கொண்டேன்.

 

என்ன கொஞ்சம் வித்தியாசமாக இருக்கிறீர்கள் என்று நண்பர்களே கேட்டு விட்டனர்.

 

எஃபிஸியன்ஸி.

ஆனால் இது ரொம்ப நாள் ஓடவில்லை.

இன்னும் அதிக எஃபிஸியன்ஸி தேவையாம்.

ஓடினேன் கடைக்கு. நெப்போலியன் ஹில்லின் புத்தகத்தை வாங்கினேன். அடடா,சக்ஸஸ் ஃபார்முலா, எப்படித் தருகிறார்!

ஆழ்மனதை உபயோகியுங்கள்.

 

சரி, உபயோகிக்கிறேன்.

 

எல்லா டெக்னிக்கையும் அத்துபடி செய்து கொண்டு அலுவலகத்தில் ஆழ்மன எக்ஸ்பர்ட் போல நடந்தேன்.

சற்று விசித்திரமாக என்னப் பார்த்தார்கள்!

எல்லாம் ஆழ் மனம் பார்த்துக் கொள்ளும்!

இல்லை என்றது நிர்வாகம்.

சோம்பி இருக்கிறீர்களே!

 

வாருங்கள், தெரிந்து கொள்ளுங்கள் எம்.பி.ஓ -ஐ என்றது!

M.B.O.?!

 

MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVE!

ஆஹா, குறிக்கோளின்றிக் கெட்டேனே என்று அப்பர் பிரான் சும்மாவா பாடினார்?

 

இலக்கு என்ன?

எழுதி எழுதி நிர்வாகத்தின் குறிக்கோளை நோக்கி நடை பயில ஆரம்பித்தோம்.

 

அடடா, அதற்கு வந்தது அல்பாயுசு!

ஒரு நிமிடத்தில் ஒரு மேனேஜர் எல்லாவற்றையும் முடிக்க வேண்டுமாம்.

 

எப்படி ஐயா சாத்தியம் அது?!

ஒரு மேனேஜர் இருக்கிறார், அவர் டேபிளில் பேப்பரே கிடையாது. க்ளீன்! அவர் மாதிரி ஆகு!

யார் ஐயா அவர்? வியப்புடன் கேட்டேன்.

ஒன் மினட் மேனேஜர்!

ONE MINUTE MANAGER!

ஓடினேன் கடைக்கு!

சார், ஒன் மினட் மேனேஜர் புக் கொடுங்கள்.

சார், ஒரு சீரிஸே இருக்கிறது.

எல்லாவற்றையும் கொடுங்கள்.

 

இரவு முழுவதும் ஒன் மினட் மேனேஜர் ஆக ஐந்து மணி நேரம் – 300 நிமிடங்கள் செலவழித்தேன்.

டேபிளை க்ளினாக வைத்ததன் பலன், “அவருக்கு வேலையே இல்லை போல இருக்கிறது.இன்னும் கொஞ்சம் லோடை ஏற்றுங்கள்” என்று நிர்வாகம் கூற நான் முழி பிதுங்கி ‘ஙே’ என்று ஆனேன்.

 

ஒன் மினட்டைக் கழட்டி விட்டேன்.

மானேஜர்களுக்கு ஆரோக்கியம் தான் முக்கியம். ஓடுங்கள் ஒரு கோர்ஸுக்கு என்று துரத்தவே ஆரோக்கிய கோர்ஸுக்கு ஓடினேன்.

 

ஒரு நாள் முழுவதும் கேள்விகளால் துளைத்தனர்.

கடைசியில் கோர்ஸ் முடிய இன்னும் முப்பது நிமிடமே இருக்கும் சமயம் அரிய ஆரோக்கிய ரகசியத்தை அருளினர்.

இரு கைகளையும் விரல்களால் நன்கு மூடித் திறக்க வேண்டும்.

இதனால் ரத்தம் சீராக உடலில் பாயும்.

சீராக ரத்தம் பாய்ந்தால் ஆரோக்கியம் மேம்படும்.மன நலம் உயரும்!

 

அடடா, ஆரோக்கிய ரகசியத்தைக் கேட்டு அனைவரும் அலுவலகம் திரும்பினோம்.

வந்தது பாருங்கள், ஒரு ஜப்பானிய அலை!

அதில் மூழ்கியவன் பல ஆண்டுகளுக்கு அம்பேல் ஆகிப் போனேன்.

 

அது என்ன ஜப்பானிய அலை என்கிறீர்களா?

உலகின் டாப் நிறுவனங்களான டொயோடோ, சுஸுகி ஆகியவை மற்ற மேலை நாடுகளை விட அதிகம் உற்பத்தித் திறன் கொண்டுள்ளது.

 

அதன் டெக்னிக்குகளைக் கற்றுக் கொள்ளுங்கள்.

நிர்வாகத்தின் உத்தரவால் எல்லோரும் ஜப்பான் வாழ்க என்று கோஷம் போட்டோம்!

 

டசாடா இஷ்கு, குமுட்டி பஷ்கோ,கஸ்வாகி ..

என்ன, குழம்புகிறீர்களா?

 

பழைய ஜப்பானிய வார்த்தைகள் மனதில் நிழலாட ஒரு நிமிடம் குழப்பமாகி விட்டது.

 

வாருங்கள், ஜப்பானிய அலையில் மிதப்போம்.

 

ஓடுங்கள், ஓடுங்கள், உலகத்தோடு ஒடுங்கள் – வெற்றி பெற என்பதல்லவா நமது தாரக மந்திரம்!

 

அடுத்த கட்டுரையுடன் முடியும்

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Twenty Qualities for Success: Chanakya’s Strange Advice (Post No.4561)

Written by London Swaminathan 

 

Date: 29 DECEMBER 2017 

 

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Post No. 4561

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Greatest statesman and astute politician who succeeded in establishing the largest empire in ancient India, Chanakya, gives a strange advice. He advises to learn 20 qualities for invincibility from animals and birds. But he is not the first one to use animals and birds for teaching. Dattatreya listed 24 Gurus from Nature. It is in the Bhagavata Purana.

 

 

Learn from Animals and Birds:

One should acquire one quality each from a lion and a crane, four of them from a cock, five of them from a crow, six of them from a dog and three from an ass.

—chapter-6, sloka 14, Chanakya Niti

 

If he has left it like this it would be a puzzle leading to different answers. But Chanakya, fortunately continued with more slokas giving the details

 

The first lesson one has from a lion, as they say, is that whatever work, big or small, one wants to accomplish, one should put in all efforts for it –sloka 15

 

A wise man should accomplish all things with a brake on his senses like a crane weighing the proper place, time and his own capacity – sloka 16

One should acquire four qualities from a cock: to wake up in time, to be ever ready for an assault, to distribute equally (what one has acquired) among his kith and kin, and eating a thing attained through self-attack- sloka 17

 

One should learn the following five from a crow:

Coitus in secret, insolence, accumulation of things from time to time, alertness and non-trust- sloka 18

 

Eating in good quantity, feeling satisfied with a little, good sleep, getting alert even with a feeble sound, loyalty to master, bravery – these six are the qualities that one should learn from a dog- sloka 19

One should acquire three qualities from an ass: however tired it may be, it goes on carrying load, does not care for cold or heat, moves about in all contentment – sloka 20

A person who follows these twenty qualities in the course of all types of his work, will become invincible- sloka 20

Panchatantra and Hitopadesa used only nature to teach the youths. Adi Shankara and others used plants and animals to illustrate their teachings. Tamils did not lag (Tirukkural, Viveka Chudamani, Divya Prabandam). They used the tortoise image to teach Self -control. We find it in Sanskrit literature as well in the Bhagavad Gita, Manu Smrti and other books.

 

Following is the link for my earlier articles on the subject.

 

Lessons from Nature | Tamil and Vedas

https://tamilandvedas.com/tag/lessons-from-nature/

 

This type of learning started in the Vedic days. I have already written about what the Devas, Demons and Humans learnt from the Da,Da,Da sound from the Thunder. It is a parable in the Upanishad. I have also written about the connection between Dattareya and William Wordsworth two years ago (Dattatreya episode is in …

The Connection between William Wordsworth and Dattatreya | Tamil …

https://tamilandvedas.com/…/the-connection-between-william-wordsworth-and-dattatr…

10 Nov 2011 – Let Nature be Your Teacher ”–William Wordsworth and Dattatreya William Wordsworth was an English poet who lived from 1770 to 1850 in England. … The most interesting thing about Dattatreya is that he mentioned 24 natural objects or living beings as his teachers. … What did he learn from the nature?

-SUBHAM-

Number One to Ten : Sayings of the Wise (Post No.4330)

Written by S.NAGARAJAN

 

 

Date: 24 October 2017

 

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Post No. 4330

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Number One to Ten : Sayings of the Wise

 

 

S.Nagarajan

 

In Hindu scriptures and Puranas there are thousands of wise sayings. It is very interesting to note that the numbers were used in those sayings to emphasize the point. Here is an attempt to jot down some of the sayings from number one to ten.  There are exclusive books also available in Sanskrit, Tamil and Hindi languages for these wise sayings.

NO 1

STEP TO HEAVEN

 

There is only one way to attain Heaven.

THROUGH SATYAM – TRUTH ALONE YOU MAY ATTAIN HEAVEN

 

NO 2

TREATMENT

 

There are two types of treatments.

MANASA = PSYCHOLOGICAL

AUSHADI – MEDICINAL

 

ANNIHILATION OF MIND

 

There are only two ways to annihilate the mind.

YOGA AND KNOWLEDGE.

These are the only two ways for the annihilation of the Mind.

 

KNOWLEDGE

There are  two Types of Knowledge.

SMRITI – RECOLLECTION

‘ANUBHAVA – EXPERIENCE.

NO 3

MEANS FOR GOOD HEALTH

 

Three Means for Good Health

  1. Buttermilk at the end of the meals
  2. Milk at night
  3. Water in the early morning

 

QUICKLY PERISHABLE

1) YOUTH

2) WEALTH

3) LIFE

 

DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN

  1. BIRTH AS A HUMAN
  2. DESIRE FOR LIBERATION
  3. RESORTING TO GREAT MEN

 

RARE TYPES OF MEN

  1. PROSPEROUS YET UNCONDEMNED
  2. HEROIC YET HUMBLE
  3. LORD, YET IMPARTIAL

 

 

NO 4

 

EFFECTUAL QUALITIES FOR PERFORMING ACTION

 

  1. SMRTI – MEMORY
  2. DHRTI – RESOLUTION
  3. MATI – APPLICATION OF MIND
  4. DAKSYAM – SKILL

 

EVALUATION OF A PERSON

 

  1. SRUTA – BY KNOWLEDGE
  2. SILA – BY CONDUCT
  3. KULA – BY LINEAGE
  4. KARMANA – BY ACTION

 

PRAISEWORTHY

  1. JIRANAM ANNAM – FOOD WHICH HAS BEEN DIGESTED
  2. GATAYAUVANA BHARYA – WIFE WHOSE YOUTH HAS PASSED
  3. VIJITASAMGRAMA SURA – HERO WHO IS VICTORIOUS IN BATTLE
  4. GATAPARA TAPASVI – ASCETIC WHO HAS REACHED THE GOAL (OF LIFE)

 

 

 

NO 5

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF  A WIFE

 

  1. ANUKULA – BENEFICIARY
  2. VIMALANGI – BLEMISHNESS
  3. KULAJA – BORN IN A GOOD FAMILY
  4. KUSALA – EFFICIENT
  5. SUSILA – HAVING GOOD CONDUCT

 

BLEMISHNESS IN WRITING

  1. AKANTI – ILLEGIBLE
  2. VYAGHATA – CONTRADICTION
  3. PUNARUKTA  – REPETITION
  4. APASABDA – UNGRAMMATICAL USAGE
  5. SAMPLAVA – MISARRANGEMENT

 

NO 6

 

TO GET WEALTH, YOU NEED TO BE A

  1. A GOOD PERSON
  2. AN ADVENTURER
  3. BRAVE PERSON
  4. STRONG PERSON
  5. KNOWLEDGABLE PERSON
  6. HEROIC PERSON

 

 

 

N0 7

 

SEVEN GOOD THINGS

  1. WEALTH
  2. KNOWLEDGE
  3. TRUTH
  4. PROGENY
  5. BLESSINGS OF THE SAGES
  6. EXISTENCE
  7. GOOD ACTIONS DONE

 

NO 8

 

EIGHT PLEASURES

  1. GOOD SMELL
  2. WOMAN
  3. DRESS
  4. MUSIC
  5. BETELNUTS ETC
  6. FOOD
  7. ORNAMENTS
  8. TEMPLE

 

NO 9

 

NINE WITNESSES FOR EVERY ACTION DONE

  1. SUN
  2. MOON
  3. YAMA (GOD OF DEATH)
  4. TIME

5 TO 9) FIVE ELEMENTS (EARTH, WATER, FIRE, WIND AND SKY)

 

NO 10

VIRTUES

  1. FORBEARNCE
  2. TRUTH
  3. MODESTY
  4. STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS
  5. CONTENTMENT
  6. SELF RESTRAINT
  7. AUSTERITY
  8. RENUNCIATION
  9. POSSESSIONLESSNESS
  10. CELIBACY

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Miraculous Incidents Due to Positive Emotions (Post No.4192)

Written  by S.NAGARAJAN

 

Date: 8 September 2017

 

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Post No. 4192

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Miraculous Incidents Due to Positive Emotions From Day to Day Life and History

 

Santhanam Nagarajan

 

 

Human beings are driven by emotions. Emotion was defined by William James in 1884 as ‘a state of mind that manifests itself by sensible changes in the body’. There are positive emotions and there are negative emotions too.

John A. Schindler in his book, ‘How to Live 365 Days a Year’ says, ‘In any emotion, there are external manifestations- that is, changes one can see exhibited externally on the surface of the body.

Thus negative emotions like anger, anxiety, fear, discouragement, longing etc. induce illness. On the contrary positive emotions like love, joy, hope etc. cures many diseases.

We could read many news from newspapers which are unbelievable.

Here is one such event published in Times of India 4th March 2013 issue.

One Mr Dharmarajan, a 70 – year old Sri Lankan Tamilian, Vavuniya was bedridden due to a prolonged ailment. He has lost trace of his 55 – year old sister.

Thevathu Rukmini Devi was lost for the past 26 years. Suddenly one day he heard the news that his sister is alive. On hearing this news he simply jumped out of his bed and started walking.

When he had almost given up hope of ever meeting his sister, he heard the good news which acted as a tonic and the news acted as a booster shot of energy. His sister was living in Madurai, South India in a refugee camp for many years after escaping from Sri Lanka.

One positive emotion, true love cured his illness when doctors failed.

Such is the power of positive emotion.

Let us go to Indian history. Tavernier in course of his visit to India had chronicled his experiences in a book, Travels, that was first published in 1677 A.D. One of the incidents he mentioned in his book is worth to be noted.

The Raja of Vellore was killed in a battle with the king of Vispur. Eleven of his wives resolved to die with him. On knowing this, the General of Vispur imprisoned all of them together. They told the keeper at the time, ‘Imprisonment is futile. We shall die in three hours’.

After three hours all of them lay stretched on the floor dead, and were gone with their husband, without any mark of violence on their bodies.

It is out of pure love, they sacrificed their life.

We come across one more news published recently in the Times of India dated 25th December 2016.

A couple married for 64 years spent their final few moments together clutching each other’s hands tightly before dying just hours apart in neighboring hospital beds.

Dolores Winstead, 83, and husband Trent Winstead, 88, from Tennessee died in Nashville’s Saint Thomas West Hospital – five weeks short of their 64th wedding anniversary.

Dolores suddenly began to complain of a headache and was taken ill. She has suffered a severe brain aneurysm – and needed to be connected to a ventilator as – in tandem with her husband – her condition began to deteriorate. Hospital staff placed them in the same room and the couple were pictured holding hands next to each other. Dolores died first, with Trent blowing her a kiss when he was told she had passed before then dying himself a few hours later.

Many awe-inspiring incidents as above may be compiled which will make us understand the true meaning of life.

True, positive emotions inspire everybody.and create history.

Let us develop positive emotions to make our life richer.

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Be A Tough Minded Optimist! (Post No.4184)

Compiled by S.NAGARAJAN

 

Date: 5 September 2017

 

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Post No. 4184

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In order to achieve one’s goal one must be a Tough Minded Optimist.

Norman Vincent Peale has written a book titiled, “Tough Minded Optimist”.

 

 

A Readers Digest article (Win with your Strengths – June 1993 issue) suggests the following to get success:

To get Success .. Win with your Strengths.

 

  • Pick one strength to pursue
  • Enerzise your strength daily
  • Ignore weaknesses that don’t hinder you
  • Look for complementary partners
  • Develop a Support System

 

Everyday there is a crisis. How to overcome a crisis?

  • Optimism pays
  • One step at a time
  • Keep the faith
  • Take Stock
  • Take Action

(Readers Digest May 1992 issue)

 

To live in this world you have to be STRONG! – Or else.

 

So Start developing inner toughness or tensile strength of mind and SPIRIT!

 

When the going gets tough, Let the tough gets going! – YOU ARE TOUGH!

 

Remember : What you think you will become. Good or Bad, week or strong, defeated or victorious.

 

Never be afraid of anybody or anything in this life.

 

Remember old saying, it really works :”EVERY KNOCK IS A BOOST”.

 

Keep on estimating people even when they act badly towards you.

 

Be humble.

 

Be big in mind and soul, Be kindly: You will like yourself that way and so will other people.

Remember GOD.

God is great and He will guide you.

 

Norman Vincent Peale’s above guidelines will make one victorious in this life.

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MANAGEMENT STORIES (Post No.4177)

Compiled by S.NAGARAJAN

 

Date: 1 September 2017

 

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Post No. 4177

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I  USED TO COLLECT MANAGEMENT STORIES FROM THE NET AND MANAGEMENT BOOKS.

Here are the two stories I could share regarding scheduling the work and team work

First things first means giving  due importannce to the important works. You have to put them in order according to the importance.

First Things First!

 

An exercise is known as ‘Stephen Covey’s Big Rocks’. Imagine a bucket. Put three or four big rocks in. “Is the bucket full? ” “No” you reply. “Of course not” I say and put some smaller rocks in it to fill in the gaps. “Full now? “, “No”. I put in some sand, then some water. It’s full.

 

So, what’s the learning here? It’s to do with the order. What would happen if you’d reversed the order? Put the water in first, then the sand, then the small rocks. There would be no room for the big rocks. These big rocks are the important things in your life. You need to schedule them first, not try to squeeze them in after arranging the water (writing pointless reports), sand (unnecessary travel) or small rocks (staff meetings where no-one listens and everyone looks at the clock).

What are the big rocks in your life? For many it’s things like family, time to watch the children grow up, time to write that novel, time for themselves, time to make a difference. You decide. You identify 3 or 4 things you believe are important. The 3 or 4 things that will make a difference at your funeral.

SourceReal Time Management by Byron Kalies

 

TEAM WORK COUNTS

A mother, who wanted to encourage her young son to continue playing the piano, bought tickets and took her son to a performance of the great pianist Ignace Paderewski.

They took their seats near the front of the concert hall the evening of the performance and eyed the majestic Steinway waiting on stage for the great pianist to begin.

Soon the mother found an old friend to talk to and didn’t notice that her boy had slipped away.

On the hour the lights in the hall began to dim and the spotlights came on. It was at that moment the little boy’s mother noticed him up on piano bench hammering out “Chopsticks.”

She was shocked and embarrassed, but it was too late to hurry up and get him as the Master of the night appeared on the stage and quickly moved to the keyboard where her little boy was focused in on his own masterpiece.

Paderewski gently whispered to the boy, “Don’t quit. Keep playing.” Leaning over, he reached down with his left hand and began filling in the bass part. Soon his right arm reached around the boy and improvised a delightful enhanced melody.

Together, the old master and the young beginning pianist mesmerized the audience with their blended and beautiful music.

Teams kind of work this way don’t they?

The novice to the expert on great teams work together to accomplish extraordinary things. There is little of what we do on teams that doesn’t require some type of help from someone. We can’t succeed without the help of others. Whether that is depending on someone to complete something for you, asking for a hand on something, asking a question, or simply working together – we need each other on teams!

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Secrets to Success (Post No.4163)

Compiled by S.NAGARAJAN

 

Date: 26 August 2017

 

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Post No. 4163

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The secret of success is consistency of purpose

-Benjamin Disraeli

If A equals success, then the formula is

A equals X plus Y plus Z.

X is work.

Y is play.

Z is keep your mouth shut.

–      Albert Einstein

The secret of your success is hidden in your daily habits.

–      Mike Murdock

The best rules to form a young man are:

To talk little;

To hear much;

To reflect alone upon what has passed in company,

To distrust one’s own opinions;

And value others’ that deserve it.

–      Sir W. Temple

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.

–      Anna Pavlova

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

–      Henry Ford

 

The way to rise is to obey and please.

–      Ben Jonson

 

The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined sprit.

–      Mark Twain

 

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.

–      Mark Twain

Six essential qualities that are key to success:

Sincerity

Personal Integrity

Humility

Courtesy

Wisdom

Charity

–      William Menninger

 

 

“The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.” ~ Dennis Green

“Success, which is something so simple in the end, is made up of thousands of things, we never fully know what” –   Rainer Maria Rilke

“The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.” ~ Jean Giraudoux

“The key to success is not much good until one discovers the right lock to insert it in.” – Tehyi Hsieh

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when he comes.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

“The secret of success in life is known only to those who have not succeeded.” – John

Churton Collins

“A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

“Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what is brings.” –  Arthur Rubinstein

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” ~ Anthony Robbins

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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Napoleon’s Leadership Qualities (Post No.4155)

Written by S.NAGARAJAN

Date: 23 August 2017

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Post No. 4155

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Napoleon Bonaparte was a great leader.

Everybody knows his famous quote: “Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” His life is full of interesting anecdotes which reveal his true leadership qualities.

Here are two incidents among the hundreds.

 

Build it

Bonaparte was passing along the dreadful road across the Echelles de Savoie, with his engineer,  when he stopped, and pointing to the mountain, said, “Is it not possible to cut a tunnel through yonder rock, and to form a more safe and commodious route beneath it?” “It is possible, certainly, sire,” replied his scientific companion, and continued -“but”—

“No buts;–let it be done, and immediately,” replied the Emperor.

Such was his clarity of thinking.

Destroy the evidence

Polignac.–Monsieur le Compte de Polignac was a French Statesman.

He had been raised to honour by Bonaparte; but, from some

unaccountable motive, betrayed the trust his patron reposed in him.

As soon as Bonaparte discovered the perfidy, he ordered Polignac to be put under arrest. Next day he was to have been tried, and in all probability  would have been condemned, as his guilt was undoubted.

In the meantime, Madame Polignac solicited and  obtained an audience of the Emperor.

“I am sorry, madam, for your sake,” said he, “that your husband has been implicated in an affair which is marked throughout with such deep ingratitude.”

“He may not have been so guilty as your majesty supposes,” said the countess.

“Do you know your husband’s signature?” asked the Emperor, as he took a letter from his pocket and presented it to her.

Madame de Polignac hastily glanced over the letter, recognised the writing, and fainted.

As soon as she recovered, Bonaparte, offering her the letter, said, “Take it; it is the only legal evidence against your husband: there is a fire beside you.”

Madame de P. eagerly seized the important document, and in an instant committed it to the flames.

The life of Polignac was saved: his honour it was beyond the power even of the generosity of an emperor to redeem.

Napoleon was so great that he could even forgive his own enemies!

 

–Subham–

CONFIDENCE : THE KEY TO SUCCESS (Post No.4141)

Compiled BY S NAGARAJAN

 

Date: 9 August 2017

 

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Post No.4141

 

 

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All of us know how many times Abraham Lincoln failed.

Very many times we have come across the list given below in books and net sites.

Abraham Lincoln overcame great setbacks and obstacles on his journey.

1809 Born February 12

1816 Abraham Lincoln’s family was forced out of their home and he needed to work to support his family.

1818 His mother passed away

1828 His sister dies

1831 A business venture failed

1832 He ran for the State Legislature. He lost.

1832 In the same year, he also lost his job. He decided he wanted to go to law school but couldn’t get in.

1833 He borrowed money from a friend to start a business. By the end of the year, he was bankrupt.

1834 He ran for the State Legislature again. This time he won.

1835 The year was looking better as he was engaged to be married. Unfortunately, his fiancee died and he was grief stricken.

1836 This was the year he had a total nervous breakdown and for 6 months was bedridden.

1836 He sought to become Speaker of the State Legislature. He was defeated.

1840 He sought to become Elector. He was defeated.

1842 He gets married to a woman named Mary Todd. They have 4 boys but only one would live to maturity.

1843 He ran for Congress. He lost.

1846 He ran for Congress again. He won and moved to Washington.

1848 He ran for re-election to Congress. He lost.

1849 He sought the job of Land Officer in his home state. He didn’t get the job.

1850 His son, Edward, dies.

1854 He ran for the Senate of the United states. He lost.

1856 He sought the Vice Presidential nomination at a national convention. He got less than 100 votes.

1858 He ran for the Senate again. He lost again.

1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States

1862 His son, Willie, dies at age 12.

1865 On April 14, Abraham Lincoln is assassinated

Lincoln’s confidence took him to the top post of the U.S.

He made every stumbling block as a stepping stone.

‘Self trust is the first secret of success’ said Ralph Waldo Emerson.

‘For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is’ said Johann W. Von Gothe.

‘They are able who think they are able‘– Thus observed the great Virgil.

Failures are not failures; They are the stepping stones; that is all.

Let us have confidence and then we will also  achieve anything and everything.

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