Friday, November 30, 2012

Thoughts-Eternal peace

A Buddhist story about freeing oneself from the tyranny of thoughts, paving way for a silent mind.

Gautama Buddha one day asked one of his disciples to beg alms from a certain household and report to him at dusk. The monk returned to the master as per his command only to let him know that he would not beg for alms in that particular house again.

When pressed for the reason, the monk answered, " I savored the delicious food served and I suddenly felt an urge to eat something sweet. The lady of the house offered me a sweet dish. I then felt like sleeping and the lady immediately asked me to rest for a while. I was surprised by her ability to read my thoughts that I asked how she knew of my desires?"

"The lady replied, 'Witnessing my thoughts, my mind has become silent now that I can now see other thoughts as well"

The monk continued to Buddha, "Looking at her I had sexual thoughts also and now I am embarrassed to see her again for alms as she would have read my sensual desire as well. So I do not want to visit her house for alms"

The Buddha said that the monk ought to go to the particular house for alms again. He advised, "This time you will go as a changed person. Just be aware of your thoughts, every bite of your food and every step that you take. You will just have to watch every thought that arises, but do not co-operate with it. Disassociate with it and do not analyze it. No thought is yours, they come from outside."

The monk did as advised by Gautam Buddha, He remained a mere witness to his thoughts and there was no co-operation from his end. There was a change within him, an inner peace, though the world continued to remain the same.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Steve jobs quote-What keeps me going

"There's nothing that makes my day more than getting an e-mail from some random person in the universe who just bought an iPad over in the UK and tells me the story about how it's the coolest product they've ever brought home in their lives. That's what keeps me going. It's what kept me going five years ago, it's what kept me going 10 years ago when the doors were almost closed. And it's what will keep me going five years from now whatever happens."
-Steve Jobs

Marriage quotes-Bonds of matrimony

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.
- Peter De Vries

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that...women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.
- Louise Otto

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Motivational quotes-Dream

Dream the dreams that have never been dreamt.
- David Bower

Marriage quotes-Two slaves

Marriage, n. A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all two.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

Monday, November 26, 2012

Deep thoughts-Knowledge speaks

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
- Jimi Hendrix

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Famous people quotes-More roses

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
- George Eliot


If things are not as you wish, wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Inspirational quotes-Door of happiness

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Friday, November 23, 2012

Philosophical quotes- Road of truth

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth, not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

Thought for the day-Ugly side

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
- James Baldwin

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Famous people quotes-Femininity

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.
- Farrah Fawcett

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Deep thoughts-True wisdom

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
- Oprah Winfrey

Funny thoughts-Sociologist

A sociologist is someone who, when a beautiful woman enters the room and everybody look at her, looks at everybody.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Motivational thoughts-Believe in

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sarcastic quotes-Lie with statistics

"It is easy to lie with statistics. But it is easier to lie without them."
- Michael Starbird

Famous people quotes-Level of awareness

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
- Albert Einstein

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thought for the day-Grounds for marriage

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson, Solitaire & Double Solitaire

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Inspirational quotes-Trust in the Light

Trust in the Light. Darkness is not a force - it is merely the absence of light. Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place, the darkness disappears. Sadness is similar - when joy is brought to suffering, the sadness disappears. Open yourself to the Light! Hold back nothing, Trust in the Light.

Famous people quotes-Jealousy

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
- George Eliot

Friday, November 16, 2012

Philosophical quotes-Queen of all sciences

Time was, when she (Metaphysics) was the queen of all the sciences; and, if we take the will for the deed, she certainly deserves, so far as regards the high importance of her object-matter, this title of honor. Now, it is the fashion of the time to heap contempt and scorn upon her; and the matron mourns, forlorn and forsaken, .... her empire gradually broke up, and intestine wars introduced the reign of anarchy; while the skeptics, like nomadic tribes, who hate a permanent habitation and settled mode of living, attacked from time to time those who had organized themselves into civil communities. But their number was, very happily, small; and thus they could not entirely put a stop to the exertions of those who persisted in raising new edifices, although on no settled or uniform plan.
- Immanuel Kant, 1781

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sexual quotes-Get lucky

When a man goes on a date he wonders if he is going to get lucky. A woman already knows.
- Frederike Ryder

Deep thoughts-Where you go

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Famous people quotes-Someone else's life

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thought for the day-Balance

Too little commitment, and life becomes meaningless.
Too much focus on accomplishment, and you burn out.
Balance striving for success, with gentle self-care.

Positive quotes-Simple grace

This day boldness is manifested in a simple grace: gratitude.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Monday, November 12, 2012

Marriage quotes-A fool

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.
- H.L. Mencken

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thought for the day-Survival tool

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
- Jane Wagner

Humor quotes-Chemical engineer

A chemical engineer is a man who is doing for a profit what an organic chemist only does for fun.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Motivational thoughts-You Can Do It !

You Can Do It
You aren't the first to fall.
Everyone, no matter how successful,
suffers pain, loss,
and disappointment.

And no road to a dream is
smooth or paved in gold.
But some qualities separate
the winners from the losers:

The winners may not be smarter
or more talented,
but they have faith that
great things are ahead.

They stay calm when the
tempest beats at their shore
They know that storms never last long,
and they don't let their dreams dissolve
beneath a bit of rain.

Don't give up!
You can do it!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Famous people quotes-The fear of suffering

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

Thought for the day-Life’s Rhythm

Set Life’s Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Deep thoughts-Peace of mind

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Short quotes-Act of Faith

Love is an act of faith.
- Erich Fromm

Inspirational quotes-Remarkable balance

Manage the remarkable balance between acting from your heart and close to your gifts with completing the obligations that your labor and tasks require of you. Leverage opportunity and seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thought for the day-The serenity

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Monday, November 5, 2012

Philosophical quotes-What we speak

What we speak becomes the house we live in.
- Hafiz

Movie quotes-Red

"You’ve got red on you.”
- Shaun of the Dead

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Famous people quotes-A Woman's will

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
- George Eliot

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Philosophical quotes-A part of imagination

As words are a part of imagination, that is according as they are composed in vague order in the memory owing to condition of the body, we can feign many conceptions, therefore it must not be doubted but that words, just as the imagination, can be the cause of many great errors, unless we take the greatest precautions with them.
- Spinoza, Ethics, 1673

Deep thoughts-Sense of humor

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps, as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thoughts-A Mother's determination

A Pastor looked over the assembled members for his Thursday afternoon confirmation class. Only one teenager was there for the class that should have been filled with fifteen youths. Only one young girl was there to benefit from the pastor's knowledge and preparation. Only she had prepared her assignment from the week before. The lone member of the class was a thirteen-year-old girl. Her mother had left her job as a waitress in order to pick her daughter up at school and have her at the class on time.

Her mother had told the pastor at the beginning of the series of confirmation classes, "I did not have the benefit of a church when I was growing up. I am determined that things will go better for my daughter than they went for me."

Her mother was definitely determined. Determination was her middle name. She would move any mountain in order to ensure that her daughter participated in all church activities.

At first the pastor considered canceling the class. After all, only one student was present. But the determination and dedication of the mother and her daughter moved him. He went ahead with the class. After all, the mother's dedication ought to be rewarded with at least this much response from the church.

Ten years later, when the pastor returned to that church, a beautiful young woman came up and introduced herself to him. She was a new teacher, specializing in children with learning disabilities. She was also an officer in the church, a leader of the young adults' group. Then the pastor remembered: She was the lone little girl in the confirmation class that Thursday afternoon ten years ago. She was the fruit of her mother's determination that her daughter would receive a blessing from the church.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Famous people quotes-In coma

"My position coming back to Apple was that our industry was in a coma. It reminded me of Detroit in the '70s, when American cars were boats on wheels."
- Steve Jobs

Sarcastic quotes-Economist

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter