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Nice story

One day all the employees reached the office and saw a big advice written on the door.  Yesterday the person who has been stopping your growth in the company passed away. You are invited to join the funeral.

In the beginning they got sad for the death of one of their colleagues but after a while they got curious to know who was the man stopped their growth.

One by one the thrilled employees got closer to the coffin and when they looked inside they were speechless.  They stood shocked in silence as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul. There was a mirror inside the coffin and everyone who looked inside could see him/herself

There was a sign next to the mirror that read

There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth. It is you  you are the only person who can influence your happiness  success and realization.

Your life does not change when your boss friend or company changes………….. your life changes when you change…. You go beyond your limiting beliefs and you realize you are the only one responsible for your life. It’s the way you face life that makes the difference.

If an egg is broken from outside force………life ends  but it is broken from inside force life begins. Great things always begin from our inside.

Short story ……………………. nice moral

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A person asked a question to his guru. “ My workers are not true to me. My children my wife and the entire world is very selfish. Nobody is correct’. Guru smiled and told a story.

In one small village there was a room with 1000 mirrors. One small girl used to go inside and play. Seeing thousands of children around her she was joyful.

She would clap her hands and all the 1000 children would clap back at her. She considered this place as the world’s happiest and beautiful place and would visit often.download

This same place was once visited by a sad and a depressed person. He saw around him thousands of angry men staring at him. He got scared and raised his hands to hit them.  And in return thousand hands lifted to hit him back. He thought this is the worst place in the world and left that place.

This world is also a room with 1000 mirrors around you………… what we let out of us is what the society will give back to us.

This world is a heaven…….it’s up to us what we make out of it…………said the guru.

 

positive thinking 

saints

A woman saw three saints in front of her house. She did not know any of them.  She said “ kindly come inside and have food’ . The saints replied  “ is your husband inside the house’? woman said ‘ no he has gone out”  Saints said will step into the house only when he is there” wealth

In the evening when the woman’s husband returns home she tells him about the saints.  Husband asked her “ go and tell them I am home and invite them inside the house” . She went out and called the saints inside the house.  The saints now said  “ we all don’t go inside anyone’s house together.”  “ But why “? The woman asked them.  One of the saints said “ my name is wealth.  Then he pointed to the other saints and said these two saints names are prosperity and love.2011-prosperity1

Only one of us can come inside your house.  You go in discuss with your family and decide which saint you want to invite. The woman went inside and told her husband all about this.  He was excited.  He said  “ if this is the matter let us invite wealth. Our house will them be filled with happiness.  But wife said I feel we should invite prosperity.  Their daughter was in the next room. She was listening to the discussions. She came outside and said  “ I feel we should invite love   nothing is more important.’

You are right. We should invite love only her parents agreed.   The woman went out and asked the saints  “ who is love ?  please come inside the house.  The other two saints started following love.  The surprised woman asked the saints ‘ I only invited love.  Why are you two also coming inside the house?”  love-209900_960_720

One of the saints replied  “ if you had invited prosperity or wealth only that saint would have entered your house.  But you have invited love.  Love never walks alone.  Wherever there’s love there’s prosperity and wealth. They all go hand in hand.  Read this story once twice  thrice  if you like it stay with love. Spread love give love and take love.  As love is the only secret to success.

LOVE PEOPLE

LOVE NEIGHBOURS

LOVE SOCIETY

LOVE NATION

LOVE UNIVERSE.

Beautiful story

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There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest in turn to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter the second in the spring the third in summer and the youngest son in the fall.winter

When they had all gone and come back he called them together to describe what they had seen. The first son said that the tree was ugly bent and twisted.spring

The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise. summer

The third son disagreed he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful  it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.fall

The last son disagreed with all of them. He said it was ripe and drooping with fruit full of life and fulfilment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right because they had each seen  but only one season in the tree’s life. He told them that you cannot judge a tree or a person  by only one season and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure joy and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end when all the seasons are up.

If you give up when it’s winter you will miss the promise of your spring the beauty of your summer fulfillment of your fall.

Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.  Don’t judge life by one difficult season. Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come sometime or late.

 

STORY OF MADRAS

imagesMadras in South India was a port town ideally situated on the coromandel coast off the Bay of Bengal. The land was ruled by the Vijayangar kings and they appointed chieftains known as Nayaks who ruled different regions in the province, almost independently. The city as we know it today started as an English settlement in Fort St George. Kamaria Venkatadri Nayaka was the chieftain of the area of present day Chennai when the British East India Company [ EIC] arrived to set up its trade and other commercial activities.
The British looking for a new settlement along the coast secured a grant from Damaria Venkatadri Nayaka giving the  EIC a three mile long strip of land in the fishing village of Madrasapatnam.dow
On August 22 , 1639 the deed was signed by EIC’s Francis Day accompanied by his Interpreter Beri Thimmappa and superior Andrew Cogan. In February 1640 Day and Cogan started an English factory and built a fort as allowed by the grant which was for a period of two years. On the expiryof the grant a new grant was issued in 1645 by the new Raja Sri Rangarayulu. empowering the company to expand its property by attaching an additional piece of land thus laying the foundation for the expansion of Madras to its present form.
The English fortified their settlement following which the crumbling Portuguese and Dutch settlements joined them. In 1646 Golkonda forces under Mir Jumia conquered Madras and massacred or sold into slavery many of its Christian inhabitants and their allied  Indian communities. Though in the late 17th century, plaque genocide and racial violence reduced the population dramatically and almost destroyed the town, it was rebuilt with new English and European settlers.images (1)
In 1687 after the fall of Golkonda the area came under the control of the Mughals, who granted rights to the  EIC in Madras and the city developed and expanded. The city was subsequently attacked by the French and Hyder Ali the Sultan of Mysore in the First Anglo-Mysore War, but the British regained control to fend off further attacks and eventually drove away the French and Dutch and the Danes.download
In the 18th century with the development of a harbour Madras became an important centre for trade between India and Europe. During World War I Madras was the only Indian city to be bombarded by the German light crusier SMS Emden. Post Independence, Madras became the capital city of the State of Tamil Nadu. In 1998 Madras was rechristened as Chennai [ from Chennapatnam, which was nearby town named by Damaria Venkatadri Nayaka in honour of his father Damaria Chennappa Nayakudu] when some other Indian cities were also being renamedimages (2)
COURTESY             THE HINDU

Do you want to join 99 club?

Once upon a time…….there lived a King who…..despite his luxurious lifestyle… ..was neither happy nor content.
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One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he…….the Supreme Ruler of the Land…….. ..unhappy and gloomy,
while a lowly servant had so much joy.
 
The King asked the servant, ” How come you are so happy?”
 
The man replied, ” Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don’t need too much…….. ….just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies .”
 
The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the
King’s woes and the servant’s story, the advisor said, ” YourMajesty,
 
I believe that the servant has not been made part of The 99 Club.”
 
” The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?”
the King inquired.
 
The advisor replied, ” Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is……….. .
place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at
the servant’s doorstep.”
 
When the servant saw the bag…….he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy……. wow….so many gold coins!
 
He began to count them. After several counts……he was at last
convinced that there were 99 coins. He wondered, ” What could’ve happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins! “
 
He looked everywhere he could….. but that last coin was elusive.
Finally, exhausted, he decided that he was going to have to work
harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection.
 
From that day….the servant’s life changed. He was overworked,
horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin. He felt so unhappy all the time…. he stopped singing while he worked.
 
Witnessing this drastic transformation. …the King was puzzled. When he sought his advisor’s help, the advisor said, ” Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club. “
 
He continued, ” The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented… ….because they’re always yearning and striving for that extra 1……. telling themselves:
“Let me get that one final thing and then
I will be happy for life .”
 
We too can be happy with very little in our lives……. but the minute we’re given something bigger and better…… we need to watch out for our monkey minds ……… which may want even more!
We lose our sleep……. .our happiness…
we hurt the people around us…..
all these as a price for our growing needs and desires.So my dear ….. its all up to us…….
whether we
want to join ‘The 99 Club’ ……..
or not!

PEOPLE WHO CLIMBED MOUNT EVEREST

downloadTime can erode even the greatest of achievements as they are repeated or surpassed. Think Roger Bannister’s four minute mile, chuck Yeager’s smashing of the sound barrier,Yuri Gagarin becoming the first person in space. Perhaps that has happened to Edmund Hillary and tensing Norgay who 60 years ago today became the first people to reach the peak of Mount Everest. It was a mountain that had defeated or killed all who had tried before and Hillary and Norgay were only able to remain on the peak for 15 minutes before they had to begin descending, low on oxygen. They truly went where no man had gone beforedownload (1)

Today though Everest’s peak is decidedly less  lonely place more than 3500 have successfully climbed the 29,029 feet mountain and more than tenth of that number scaled the peak just over the past. Bachendri Pal  born on May 24th 1954 Indian mountaineer who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the Mount Everest when the temperature was minus 40 degrees. By dint of her hard work and sheer determination she created a history on reaching the peak on May 23 1984.download (2)

Having achieved the world record feat of becoming the first woman amputee to conquer Mt Everest Arunima Sinha said her journey from the railway tracks to the highest peak in the world was full of struggle An ex-volleyball player at the national level Arunima was thrown off a moving train nearly two years ago, and in a bid to save her life the doctors had to amputate her left leg below the knee. With an aim to climb Mt.Everest Arunima had joined the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation-run training camp in Uttrakashi and since March 3 2012 she had continuously been training under Bachendri Pal. On her future plans she said” I want to start a sports academy for poor and physically challenged children in Unnao  Uttar Pradesh. She climbed and reached the peak recently on May 21, 2013.download (3)

At the age of 15 years and seven months Raghav Joneja from Moradabad became the youngest Indian to scale the Mt. Everest when he along with his five schoolmates climbed the fifth highest peak in the world. Raghav broke the record set by Manipuri’s Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba at 16 years seven months and eleven days as recently as last month surpassing Arjun vaipai’s feat by a week. A student of Lawerence School Sanawar, Raghav achieved the remarkable feat on May 21. After embarking on an arduo.download (4)