Sunday, May 31, 2015

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స్త్రీల ఎడ వాదులాడక
బాలురతో జెలిమిచేసి భాషింపకుమీ
మేలైన గుణము విడువకు
ఏలిన పతి నిందసేయ కెన్నడు సుమతీ!


తాత్పర్యం: స్త్రీలతో ఎప్పుడూ గొడవపడద్దు. చిన్నపిల్లలతో స్నేహం చేసి మాట్లాడవద్దు. మంచి గుణాలను వదలవద్దు. యజమానిని దూషించవద్దు. రాజరాజ మనోజ, దశదిశా భరణ వివేక భూషణ, కవిబ్రహ్మ ఇత్యాది బిరుదాంకిత భద్రభూపాల ప్రణీతంబైన సుమతీ శతకం ఇది

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సిరి దా వచ్చిన వచ్చును
సలలితముగ నారికేళ సలలితము భంగిన్‌
సిరి దాఁ బోయిన బోవును
కరిమింగిన వెలగపండు కరణిని సుమతీ!


తాత్పర్యం: సంపద వచ్చినప్పుడు కొబ్బరికాయలోకి నీరు వచ్చిన విధంగా రమ్యంగానే ఉంటుంది. అలాగే పోయినప్పుడు ఏనుగు మింగిన వెలగపండులో గుంజు మాయమైనట్లే పోతుంది.

Friday, March 27, 2015

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I saw many humans on whom there were no clothes,
I saw many clothes in which there were no humans.
                                                                                                 -Rumi

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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
― Hunter S. Thompson

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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A rare conversation between 
Ramkrishna Paramahansa & Swami Vivekanand


Swami Vivekanand:- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.

 Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.



Swami Vivekanand:-  Why has life become complicated now?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:-  Stop analyzing life.. It makes it complicated. Just live it.



Swami Vivekanand:-  Why are we then constantly unhappy?

 Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Worrying has become your
 habit. That’s why you are not happy.


Swami Vivekanand:-  Why do good people always suffer?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.
With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.



Swami Vivekanand:-  You mean to say such experience is useful?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.



Swami Vivekanand:-  Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.




Swami Vivekanand:-  Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. 



Swami Vivekanand:-   In tough times, how do you stay motivated?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.




Swami Vivekanand:-   What surprises you about people?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me?” 



Swami Vivekanand:-  How can I get the best out of life?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.




Swami Vivekanand:-  One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- There are no unanswered prayers.  Keep the faith and drop the fear.  Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live