EGO –OUR ENEMY NUMBER ONE



It has been our common experience that more often than not, people have great attachment to their material possessions. The more they have, the more they crave for. This never ending pursuit for ‘more’ goes on and in its wake brings misery and ill-will.  This pursuit has far reaching repercussions on the family relationships. Even the relationship between even the closed relationships has been ruined by the greed for material possessions. The instances of sibling killing their parents for getting rich soon are shocking, to say the least. This has put to dire shame the blood relations.

People with a particular educational background; make much ado about their acquired knowledge. It is because with knowledge gained about the particular subject but lesson wisdom scale are also to be egoist.  They may talk big about their attainments in particular field, putting a question mark on the knowledge acquired by others in other fields.

Then there are the people who do not have any knowledge base but are connected with big family background. They are prone to have ego not because of their standings based on their hard work in any field but family leanings which they boast of day in and day out. This, occasionally, leads to an unusual situation. More of the material possession and less level-headedness is always appalling. 

There are the people who are temperamentally very aggressive. If they are at the helm of affairs, they resort to highhandedness and create bad blood in the company they are heading. This company, more often than not, would be heading for a trouble in the long run. The employees would be facing trust deficit and every other malady which over stressed people may face.

A person with less ego and more knowledge-based-wisdom will attract more friends and well wishers than a person with sufficient material possessions. The latter is loner and finally is afflicted with different debilitating diseases. Besides adversely affecting the onward march of the organization which that person is heading, they become a virtual liability in place of facilitator.

YOU CAN COME OUT OF THE PRESENT PREDICAMENT



Today you are in such a pitiable situation that you cannot fathom as to what has to done to come out of that worst situation. That case scenario will make us determined to act in a certain manner so that a way could be devised to come out of the state of affair to come out of it all. A determined and sincere effort is called for. When a peculiar situation arises, it makes us very despondent. Sometimes we feel it hard to digest and solution eludes us. Narrow mentality should be shunned in that sort of a situation.  

It should be borne in mind that when a bad situation comes, it, more often than not brings with it a solution also. That silver lining is a divine message that you have the wherewithal. When we sincerely and wisely follow the lead, we come to a point when there appears a flicker of a solution. Put in some more effort, discernible solution comes before us which may confound us firstly as to how this has come about. But solution is there for everybody to see.

Sometime the expectation of a failure spurs us to go on and sometimes a rebuke from our superiors makes us introspect and we make effort to make that effort for a better results. Luke warm actions give less encouraging results.

It has also been experienced that if we make our life simple we get simple solution confronting us. Complex living bring in its wake complexities in problems and thus difficult to solve. Life thus should be made a cake walk, a meaningful one at that. Material possession should not be taken as satisfaction level. Satiety is the one which can be acquired at your own free will.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your present thinking & Its Importance



Your present and your present thinking determine your place in the society firmament. Whatever one has transacted in the past and felt proud of the same is not reckoned as an acknowledgement of present day position in the society.  If you are thinking positively and adopt various methods of refinement in your way of transacting anything, you can be taken very seriously by others. To the contrary, if you heavily rely on the past and do nothing for the present, then surely, you are in for a trouble. You will face mental blocks and untoward predicaments in your daily life activities. It has been seen that people feel isolated in the group who rely on their past laurels. It causes quite a bad feeling and bad blood. Those people may just think that in their viewpoint they have not done anything untoward or wrong. But that viewpoint may not be of any value for others who think otherwise.  What matters is your present, the one which affects others and yourself equally.  It is simply because future and past has stuck with none. 

CONCENTRATION – FOR EXPLOITATION OF THE LATENT ENERGY



Make a difference in your day to day performance after learning the art of concentration. When a work is performed with focused mentality, it is bound to be of highest quality with less chances of a miss and more affect. It is less time consuming and more rewarding. But it is not acquired overnight. First of all we have to concentrate for a few minutes without distraction, distraction would be there initially. Our mind is a perennial loafer. Whenever you try to deliberate on something, it takes you away from that focus and wanders from one aspect to another. Honest effort should be made to bridle the mind not to loiter around and come round to a point of contention.

Focused energy makes much difference not only in studies but also anything under the sun. It makes huge difference sense in meditation. When we meditate, if we focus our attention to a point in between the two eye brows, it will enhance our power of concentration after practicing for a number of days. But we should be persistent in our efforts. If you meet with a stone wall once, try second time and go on till you get a complete success.

It is an axiomatic fact that we use very small part of our innate energy which is dormant in ourselves. This vast reservoir of dormant power can be exploited through concentrated effort. The answer to get this is through concentrated and focused attention. Hundred percent involvements on the object in contention are paramount for getting full results. This may result in dynamic outpouring of latent energy. Channelize that energy into some productive venture and you will garner optimum results of your efforts. We are the replica or in the mould of God. If we concentrate on ourselves, we can identify ourselves with deeper realities.

We can, through our concerted effort, can reach to a stage when without even a slightest efforts we can reach to a level getting maximum advantage and consequent results. No planning is required; no striving for a focused mentality is required after repeated efforts. Then the distraction will not mar our efforts to reach to our goal on which we concentrate.

 

confusion



Confused mind upsets the apple cart of our countenance,

Firstly, it imbalances the mental brakes,

Bit by bit the wheels of thoughts start bobbling,

Till the confusion engulfs wholesale,

Round and round we revolve in circles, in full scale,

And fall in the deep dark recesses of our own making,

Finally, our whole being goes cracking.

Student when facing exam gets nonplussed,

Sitting with paper in hand and the pen between the lips,

And staring in the void for refuse,

For he has become confused.

Replies he has to, to the questions asked,

But spoils his objective,

And goes tangentially pole-apart  with his subjective,.

At sea is he in map marking,

Marks South Africa where South Pole stands,

His Antarctica is where Atlantic Ocean exists.

Then think of a driver with confused mentality,

We say, provident is the saver of the humanity.

I pray, never make the driver in a confused mentality,

Otherwise, he may ply his vehicle where the pedestrians walk,

When asked, he may give incoherent talk,

But resulting in plenty of loss and the precious lives.

Confused pilot in the void above,

With numerous passengers at his mercy,

Just think of the predicament of those hapless beings,

O, God, make everybody in its proper mindset

So that work in all spheres gets in its perfect.

HARBANS LAL KHAJURIA

 

 

 

 

 

RELIGION



Religion is entwined in sacred intent,

Based basically on the firm ground,

That Unity in diversity be maintained by all around,

Numberless pathways lead us

And unite us with Omnipotent

No single pathway is shortcut for Divine touch,

Each pathway has intrinsic glory and appeal,

The Holy Writs – of the Bible, The Gita, The Quran, Sri Garanth Sahib,

Magnetize the humankind equally with sermons dearest to the Omniscient

Religion teaches us the first lesson,

In truth, sacrifice, love and non-violence.

We share our bliss with our fellow beings,

For upliftment of faith and tradition pervasive,

And to harmonize diverse mentalities,

Mode of mind is religion,

And there are manifold hues of minds as manifold religions,

When minds are confused and stop working logically.

Religion winds the clock of mind,

And makes it to work in unison,

For a unified cause – LOVE.

Indelible ink of religion imprints hold ideals in us all,

Our barren minds gets fertile,

By the torrents of currents of religion,

And we learn to live righteously.

Fragrance of holy ideas gets diffused

And the devil in us gets vanquished

Dehumanized souls are humanized

For ultimate good of mankind.

 

Harbans Lal Khajuria

 

 

Lokpal Bill – Persisting Confusion


 

The two distinct drafts on Lokpal has shown that there is confusion all pervasive. The Govt want to present the bill prepared by their members just ignoring the contentious points – including the CJI and PM in the purview of the said bill, as suggested by the members of civil society. The common people want to know as to why the Govt is not willing to exclude the two top positions from the purview of the bill. This shows lack of sincerity on the part of the Govt to come clear on this impasse. Understood, the Govt has to do some functions which ought to be away from the scrutiny of others, yet till date have there been anything which is not known to the common people. The all pervasive corruption in the society is eating into the very vitals of our society.  The jobs which can otherwise be done easily are being done with some favour or connection. The middlemen are making hay while the sun shines. They are away from the clutches of the law and the law enforcing agencies. It is because everybody and everything has price tag with it. The big babus and the law enforcing agencies nexus is difficult to break.  With this intention in view , the civil society wanted a bill which could break this unholy bond. Even now laws are there to tackle the ongoing monster of corruption. But in the absence of any will power to confront this monster is making it even more ferocious and unmanageable.

          The two sides should not stand on ceremony but come forward with common meeting ground on points which require to be worked out. The Government side has done everything to come out with their own set of draft. Good points from the draft prepared by civil society should also be taken into cognisance. After meeting points are thrashed out the next step should be as to who would head the Lokpal, acceptable to all – all parties including civil society.  A person of impeccable past record should be chosen to head as Lokayukt. Seemingly, it is easier said than done but this has to be done anyhow. And the Government has to show its sincerity of purpose in this context.

          People in general tend to forget the past deeds or misdeeds. The past crusade of our forefathers for our freedom struggle should not be forgotten. How they lost everything for ensuring that we may have secure today. We have to take a cue from the examples set by them and assiduously cultivate their sense of sacrifice for a common cause. This will, to some extent, spur us for fighting the elusive ghost of corruption.

Lawlessness in Delhi


 

Delhi has become insecure for women particularly. Police Commissioner’s assertion that women should avoid going out at night. And they should accompany their relatives at night time. What about the working women and also those who do not have anybody for company? If something happens to the hapless ones whom to hold blameworthy? This is in fact height of a statement.  It shows police helplessness in dealing with the law and order problems. There are common incidents of chain snatching, carjacking, looting the hapless people in full view of the people at large and in many instances when the police remained silent spectators. There were reportedly more than 700 cases of chain snatching in the previous seven months. When the near ones of those affected intervened, they were thrashed severely by their perpetrators. In such a sort of scenario, where is the security of the common people. The law breakers resort to unlawful acts with impunity simply because they know that they can escape from the clutches of law due to their high connections. They come on their cars or motor bikes with a great speed and speed away after committing the crime. Even there were occasions of looting the entire DTC buses. If this continues, what is the role of the police in this sort of a situation. Does not it required to be redefined.

          Now, at this juncture, it is highly needed that the police force be trained in such a manner that it is able to control the law and order problem in Delhi and its adjoining areas, NOIDA, Gurgaon inclusive. It is also an accepted fact that they are not equipped adequately to deal with the criminals. The lax laws are also responsible for this predicament. Lack of evidence which our law demands at prosecution level, criminals’ connection with high and powerful people and money plays a prominent part in all such cases.

          It is a high time that police force shows its sincerity in tackling the law and order situation. Officers with high sense of integrity and discipline should be at the helm of affairs for the enforcement of law with an iron hand. A dedicated and committed team should be formulated, given intensive training and deputed on duty. There should be zero tolerance of criminal acts against the women who are at the receiving end and feeling much insecure.

LOVE, LIKING AND RELATIONSHIP


 

 It has been a daily experience that youth today are not aware of the exact meaning of the love, liking and relationship. They usually take it as if these could be used interchangeably. Thus they fall prey to many pitfalls in their daily lives. Mere liking by the one party does not mean that he or she is loved. Liking is similar to having a fleeting relationship based entirely on conjectures and a liaison that does not stand the test of the time and washes off when the showers of a test is done it this liaison. The best thing for us all is not to take this relationship or liaison seriously. But it has been observed the youth nowadays fall prey in understanding the true meaning of these in real life situation. Firstly, love is the prime factor in life. Life cannot run smoothly without love. It is based on honesty, sincerity, truthfulness and all the fine qualities that a person should possess for living a life worth living. A person who is in love is ready to forgive and forget for the sake with whom he / she is in love with. In other words love is truth in its refined form. It does not ask for anything in return. It springs from your emotions, heart related and deep rooted. No ‘shower of test’ can wash it, if this love is put to test under different conditions and situations. It shines even in quagmire like a lotus in the muddy waters. It does not demand anything. It is a sacred content based on giving and expecting nothing in return. Love of God is the prime mover in our life. If we take one step in love to Him, He responds by taking ten steps towards you. That is the truth based loved towards our Creator for us all. You love Him or not He is ever providing you everything without distinction the bounties of nature or whatever you ask for. The parents’ love for their siblings is the another form of love which is also based on the truth and above suspicion. If we suspect their love, then, you are in for trouble, you will face upheavals in day to day life. Then there is the love we shower to our life partner. This is the sacred duty of everybody to have this sort of love for meeting our psychological and physiological requirement for reproduction and maintaining emotional stability in our life. This love is based solely on trust and truth. In this sort of love, you have to trust the other party in its entirety. But here care and caution should be exercised that this ‘love’ should not be misconstrued that is when it is merely liking we reach to the conclusion that it is ‘love’. This is a huge trap in which the youth of today is falling and spoiling their today for better tomorrow. It is worth saying that when you are emotionally involved with somebody, take one thing into consideration whether it is not based on fleeting feelings, outer emotional upsurge, obsession which just go off with time. It is not time tested love. It is not one sided and there is no selfish end. Understand this love by trial and error method – putting into effect all the elements into strict test and when you are sure that the other party is sincere then fall whole hog into that love. It is the true one asking you nothing in return but giving in its immensity. This kind of love bestows you enormous stability in your life for livingLOVE, LIKING AND RELATIONSHIP It has been a daily experience that youth today are not aware of the exact meaning of the love, liking and relationship. They usually take it as if these could be used interchangeably. Thus they fall prey to many pitfalls in their daily lives. Mere liking by the one party does not mean that he or she is loved. Liking is similar to having a fleeting relationship based entirely on conjectures and a liaison that does not stand the test of the time and washes off when the showers of a test is done it this liaison. The best thing for us all is not to take this relationship or liaison seriously. But it has been observed the youth nowadays fall prey in understanding the true meaning of these in real life situation. Firstly, love is the prime factor in life. Life cannot run smoothly without love. It is based on honesty, sincerity, truthfulness and all the fine qualities that a person should possess for living a life worth living. A person who is in love is ready to forgive and forget for the sake with whom he / she is in love with. In other words love is truth in its refined form. It does not ask for anything in return. It springs from your emotions, heart related and deep rooted. No ‘shower of test’ can wash it, if this love is put to test under different conditions and situations. It shines even in quagmire like a lotus in the muddy waters. It does not demand anything. It is a sacred content based on giving and expecting nothing in return. Love of God is the prime mover in our life. If we take one step in love to Him, He responds by taking ten steps towards you. That is the truth based loved towards our Creator for us all. You love Him or not He is ever providing you everything without distinction the bounties of nature or whatever you ask for. The parents’ love for their siblings is the another form of love which is also based on the truth and above suspicion. If we suspect their love, then, you are in for trouble, you will face upheavals in day to day life. Then there is the love we shower to our life partner. This is the sacred duty of everybody to have this sort of love for meeting our psychological and physiological requirement for reproduction and maintaining emotional stability in our life. This love is based solely on trust and truth. In this sort of love, you have to trust the other party in its entirety. But here care and caution should be exercised that this ‘love’ should not be misconstrued that is when it is merely liking we reach to the conclusion that it is ‘love’. This is a huge trap in which the youth of today is falling and spoiling their today for better tomorrow. It is worth saying that when you are emotionally involved with somebody, take one thing into consideration whether it is not based on fleeting feelings, outer emotional upsurge, obsession which just go off with time. It is not time tested love. It is not one sided and there is no selfish end. Understand this love by trial and error method – putting into effect all the elements into strict test and when you are sure that the other party is sincere then fall whole hog into that love. It is the true one asking you nothing in return but giving in its immensity. This kind of love bestows you enormous stability in your life for living life meaningfully. Secondly, liking is the one which we may have for animate or inanimate things. Today we may like one thing and the other day our liking may differ. It is based entirely on our mental thinking and way of taking things. Sometimes we fall into prey of interpreting liking as love and relationship. Thirdly, relationship is also one of the important factor in our day to day life. We have to maintain equanimity and cohesion in our life for living it smoothly and without any internal and external pressures. We are constraint to maintain relationship with people around us. This relationship is true barometer of our current familiarity with the people who count in our life. But it may or may not be construed as love based. Relationship may be temporary one and may also go on due to compulsions of ‘time and space’. It has also been observed that a relationship when followed with sincerity and honesty may convert into lasting bond of love. This love gives true colour to our life and provides us emotional stability. life meaningfully. Secondly, liking is the one which we may have for animate or inanimate things. Today we may like one thing and the other day our liking may differ. It is based entirely on our mental thinking and way of taking things. Sometimes we fall into prey of interpreting liking as love and relationship. Thirdly, relationship is also one of the important factor in our day to day life. We have to maintain equanimity and cohesion in our life for living it smoothly and without any internal and external pressures. We are constraint to maintain relationship with people around us. This relationship is true barometer of our current familiarity with the people who count in our life. But it may or may not be construed as love based. Relationship may be temporary one and may also go on due to compulsions of ‘time and space’. It has also been observed that a relationship when followed with sincerity and honesty may convert into lasting bond of love. This love gives true colour to our life and provides us emotional stability.

Word That You Give And Fulfil Is Crucial


                   Words are the important factors in our life. If they are spoken appropriately, correctly, at right time, everything falls in place. Every relationships requires right words for putting into right perspective everything under the sun. Word spoken without thinking of its affect mars everything in our life. You have to earn your esteem on the basis of your daily behaviour. In this, your spoken words speak volumes.

                   If you give a word to others, exert to your best in keeping that word. In the first place never give a word without thinking about its consequence. If you think that that word will boomrange on you, learn to say firm no. Otherwise you will have to give numerous explanations afterwards for having not able to fulfil that word.  In due course of time, that person would be able to understand your predicament clearly. This will make the air clearer and you become peaceful ultimately. And after a due contemplation if you find you would be able to accomplish that promised course of action, exert yourself in fulfilling that ‘word’ till its fruition wholeheartedly. That course of action will give your relationship with that person new thrust in trust and help in removing the trust deficit that ultimately will result if you are unable to fulfil your given word. Your respect in the society is ultimately inter-linked with the goodwill quotient that you earn in your dealings with others. And words that you give and fulfil count much.

                   A word of caution or warning by your well wishers will make much difference to your life. The experience of the people around you should always be taken with a pinch of salt and made applicable in your day to day dealings.

                   The appropriate words at appropriate places proves to be a garland of flowers with every flower counting for effusing its  fragrance. In the similar manner words arranged with care and caution brings best results.