Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Motivational Thoughts-An Elephant and A Fly

A disciple and his teacher were walking through the forest. The disciple was disturbed by the fact that his mind was in constant unrest.
He asked his teacher: "Why most people's minds are restless, and only a few possess a calm mind? What can one do to still the mind?"
The teacher looked at the disciple, smiled and said: "I will tell you a story. An elephant was standing and picking leaves from a tree. A small fly came, flying and buzzing near his ear. The elephant waved it away with his long ears. Then the fly came again, and the elephant waved it away once more".
This was repeated several times. Then the elephant asked the fly: "Why are you so restless and noisy? Why can't you stay for a while in one place?"
The fly answered: "I am attracted to whatever I see, hear or smell. My five senses pull me constantly in all directions and I cannot resist them. What is your secret? How can you stay so calm and still?"
The elephant stopped eating and said: "My five senses do not rule my attention. Whatever I do, I get immersed in it. Now that I am eating, I am completely immersed in eating. In this way I can enjoy my food and chew it better. I rule and control my attention, and not the other way around."
Upon hearing these words, the disciple's eyes opened wide and a smile appeared on his face. He looked at his teacher and said: "I understand! If my five senses are in control of my mind and attention, then my mind is in constant unrest. If I am in charge of my five senses and attention, then my mind becomes calm".
"Yes, that's right", answered the teacher," The mind is restless and goes wherever the attention is. Control your attention, and you control your mind.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Thought for the Day-Tongue

Although the tongue weighs very little,
Very few people are able to hold it.

Quotes from Women

I never married, because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband.
I have a dog that growls every morning, a parrot that swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late every night.
- Marie Corelli

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bizarre Phobias

Coprophobia - Fear of Feces
Dextrophobia - Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.
Olfactophobia - Fear of smells.
Anablephobia - Fear of looking up.
Phronemophobia - Fear of thinking.
Tonsurphobia - Fear of haircuts.
Anthophobia - Fear of roses.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thoughts on life-Living well

Living well really is the best revenge. Being miserable because of a bad or former relationship just might mean that the other person was right about you.

Deep thoughts

"Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated. "
Robert S. McNamara

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thoughts-A Lesson from Maths

One more instance of how different individuals think and learn differently.
A teacher teaching Maths to seven-year-old Arnav asked him, 'If I give you one apple and one apple and one apple, how many apples will you have?
'Within a few seconds Arnav replied confidently, 'Four!'
The dismayed teacher was expecting an effortless correct answer (three).
She was disappointed. 'Maybe the child did not listen properly,' she thought. She repeated, 'Arnav, listen carefully. If I give you one apple and one apple and one apple, how many apples will you have?'
Arnav had seen the disappointment on his teacher's face. He calculated again on his fingers. But within him he was also searching for the answer that will make the teacher happy. His search for the answer was not for the correct one, but the one that will make his teacher happy. This time hesitatingly he replied, 'Four...'
The disappointment stayed on the teacher's face. She remembered that Arnav liked strawberries. She thought maybe he doesn't like apples and that is making him loose focus. This time with an exaggerated excitement and twinkling in her eyes she asked, 'If I give you one strawberry and one strawberry and one strawberry, then how many you will have?'
Seeing the teacher happy, young Arnav calculated on his fingers again. There was no pressure on him, but a little on the teacher. She wanted her new approach to succeed.
With a hesitating smile, young Arnav enquired, 'Three?'
The teacher now had a victorious smile. Her approach had succeeded. She wanted to congratulate herself. But one last thing remained. Once again she asked him, 'Now if I give you one apple and one apple and one more apple how many will you have?'
Promptly, Arnav answered, 'Four!'
The teacher was aghast. 'How Arnav, how?' she demanded in a little stern and irritated voice.
In a voice that was low and hesitating, young Arnav replied, 'Because I already have one apple in my bag.'
'When someone gives you an answer that is different from what you expect don't think they are wrong. There may be an angle that you have not thought of at all. You will have to listen and understand, and not listen with a predetermined notion.'

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sarcastic Quotes-Piece of your mind

Don't give other people a piece of your mind unless you can afford it.

Famous Quotes-Knowledge

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
-Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Motivational Thoughts-Relaxation

"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen."


The best way to serve God is by going in search of your own dreams. Only the happy can spread happiness.
-Paulo Coelho

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Funny thoughts - Why Is Sex Like Riding A Bike?

1. You have to keep pumping if you want to get anywhere.
2. Its best to wear protective head-gear when going into unfamiliar territory.
3. You can do it with no hands, but its best not to try it until you have a lot of experience.
4. Its easier to learn with the help of someone who has a lot of experience.
5. You can do it by yourself, but its usually not as much fun.
6. Its usually hard to control your speed the first few times you try.
7. Its best to have a soft place to land.
8. You don't need any special clothing, but you can get some if you are really into it.
9. If your're with someone who is having trouble keeping up, its usually best to slow down and wait for them.
10. Most people think it looks easy until they try it for the first time.
11. Once you learn, you never forget how.
12. If you fall off get right back on.
13. If you get a flat, try pumping it back up.
14. Remember to signal before you change direction.
15. Make sure that you've got a firm grip.
16. Sometimes its nice to have a cushy seat.
17. Once your're over the top, you can just coast the rest of the way.
18. That's why some of them are called Mountin Bikes.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Deep thoughts-The meaning of Life

The meaning of life is not an unquestionable answer,
it is an unanswerable question.

Sarcastic Quotes

Copy from one, it's plagiarism,
Copy from two, it's research

Saturday, September 20, 2008


He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for.
~Moroccan Proverb

Thoughts on Life

The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.
~Heywood Broun

Friday, September 19, 2008

Funny thoughts-Why a dog can't use computers

~ He's distracted by cats chasing his mouse.
~ SIT and STAY were hard enough; CUT and PASTE are out of the question.
~ Saliva-coated floppy disks refuse to work.
~ Three words: carpal paw syndrome.
~ He can't help attacking the screen when he hears "You've Got Mail."
~ The FETCH command isn't available on all platforms.
~ He can't stick his head out of Windows XP.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Short Quotes

"Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal."
- Mike Ditka

Friendship Quotes

A friend is not a spare tyre that u pull out when u feel life has gone flat.
Friend is the steering wheel who helps u to turn your life in the right path.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Motivational thoughts-A short story

A rich landowner named Carl often rode around his vast estate so he could congratulate himself on his great wealth. One day while riding around his estate on his favorite horse, he saw Hans, an old tenant farmer. Hans was sitting under a tree when Carl rode by.
Hans said, 'I was just thanking God for my food.'
Carl protested, 'If that is all I had to eat, I wouldn't feel like giving thanks.'
Hans replied, 'God has given me everything I need, and I am thankful for it.'
The old farmer added, 'It is strange you should come by today because I had a dream last night. In my dream a voice told me, 'The richest man in the valley will die tonight.' I don't know what it means, but I thought I ought to tell you.'
Carl snorted, 'Dreams are nonsense,' and galloped away, but he could not forget Hans' words: 'The richest man in the valley will die tonight.'
He was obviously the richest man in the valley, so he invited his doctor to his house that evening.
Carl told the doctor what Hans had said. After a thorough examination, the doctor told the wealthy landowner, 'Carl, you are as strong and healthy as a horse. There is no way you are going to die tonight.'
Nevertheless, for assurance, the doctor stayed with Carl, and they played cards through the night. The doctor left the next morning and Carl apologized for becoming so upset over the old man's dream. At about nine o'clock, a messenger arrived at Carl's door.
'What is it?' Carl demanded.
The messenger explained, 'It's about old Hans. He died last night in his sleep.'

Monday, September 15, 2008

Funny thoughts-Political jokes

Do you know what's wrong with political jokes?
They get elected

Famous quotes

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice."
- Albert Einstein

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Deep thoughts-The truth

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Inspirational thoughts-Best friend

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.
He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as
he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?'
'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered.
'Wow! Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked.
'Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up.'
The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
'Can my friend,' gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveler asked.
'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.'
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?'
'Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in.'
'How about my friend here?' the traveler gestured to the dog.
'There should be a bowl by the pump.'
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
'What do you call this place?' the traveler asked.
'This is Heaven,' he answered.
'Well, that's confusing,' the traveler said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.'
'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell.'
'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?'
'No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.'

Friday, September 12, 2008

Funny thoughts-Truth is stranger than fiction

Anyone who says that truth is stranger than fiction has never heard a teenager explaining his 3:30 A.M. arrival home.

Humor Quotes

"You can be on the right track and still get hit by a train!"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Motivational thoughts

From: GOD
Reference: LIFE

This is God. Today I will be handling all of your problems for you. I do Not need your help. So, have a nice day.
I love you.

P.S. And, remember..
If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do Not attempt to resolve it yourself! Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours.

Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.

Should you decide to send this to a friend, Thank you. You may have touched their life in ways you will never know!

Now, you have a nice day.


Thought for the day

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Inspirational thoughts and quotes-Mistake

If someone points out your mistake,
be happy that at least someone is interested in what you have done!

Funny thoughts-Sweat


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Love thoughts and quotes-A kiss

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
-Ingrid Bergman

Deep thoughts -Lost

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Humor Quotes-Help from Government


Inspirational Quotes-Better

"The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed"

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Funny thoughts

Man who sneezes without tissues takes matters into his own hands.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Thought for the Day

"When we have the heart to forget those who made us smile, why cant we have the heart to forgive someone who made us cry"

Friday, September 5, 2008

Deep thoughts-The passing of a friend

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Panadol, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student - but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm A Victim.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Motivational thoughts-Opportunities

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging."

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Funny thoughts-Misquoted

It's astonishing how politicians never say anything, yet always insist they're being misquoted!

Funny quotes

On one issue at least, men and women agree;
they both distrust women.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Inspirational quotes-Enrich

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand."
- Woodrow Wilson

Monday, September 1, 2008