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Happiness lies within

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“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln
Down through the centuries men have sought to explain the meaning and the art of happiness. Millions upon millions of words have been written on the subject. Poets and priests, philosophers and scientists, teachers, preachers, and leaders of every age have sought to work out a simple formula for what Sir Philip Gibbs called “The eternal quest of mankind” -- a happy and contented life.
For in the end happiness is what all people want, regardless of the many ways they may seek it. To be happy is the ultimate goal of all ambition, all endeavor, all hopes and plans. “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” declared Aristotle, supreme philosopher of the ancient world.
But what is happiness ? Clearly, it means vastly different things to different people. Since earliest times men have sought and found their happiness along amazingly divergent paths -- in wor…

Attitude of gratitude

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Gratitude is an ingredient that turns lack into more than enough, sorrow into happiness and defeat into victory. If we want to create a more happy, fulfilled life, if we want to have abundance on every level of life, the way is to feel blessed for whatever we have. I could have more than I have, but what if I could have less than I have. Happy and abundant is he, who is deeply grateful by heart. In real sense gratitude is an attitude. Here are few inspiring words for developing gratitude.
Be thankful that you don’t have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
For it gives you an opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times,
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be than…

Be the master of self

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It is very wisely said, "Thoughts are things." , "Knowledge is the highest good." When we fill our mind with positive and optimistic thoughts, it makes us steady, healthy and happy. It is the power of thought that makes a man rise or fall.

Mostly where a man makes a mistake, when he face any difficulty or problem, he tries to manage outer situation. Here the main game takes place that he is not able to understand that problem is not there in outer world, but it is in inner world. We always try to fix outside, never try within.

How foolish it is that we are willing to change everybody and everything around us where we have no control, and not willing to change our own self where we have control. Boss is willing to change an employee and an employee is willing to change his boss or a company. Parents are willing to change their children and children are willing to change their parents. Husband is willing to change his wife and wife is willing to change his husband. The…

Spring of Happiness

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It is interesting to know... which country is the happiest country in the world... refer the link below..

http://www.livescience.com/51327-happiest-countries-list.html

It inspires us to think......

We have rich and divine heritage of Vedas, Upanishadas and Bhagvad Gita... How many Gods we believe in India... How many religions we follow in India... How many rituals, customs and traditions we follow in India.... If we have the most ancient and rich heritage... If we have so many Gods and Religions... If we are following such good rituals and customs... Then why we are sad and unhappy. India must be the 1st in the list... But India has 70th position. Still we need to Introspect...

Why it is so... Because we don't understand where the happiness is... We are trying to find it some where outside.. some where in the materialistic objects. If happiness lies in worldly articles and ornaments then, who possess it, must be happy. But we see in the society that those who have big banglow…

The Gita and Business Ethics

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The word ‘ethics’ comes from the Greek word ‘ethikos’. It refers to one’s moral character and the way in which society expects people to behave in accordance with accepted principles. Business ethics is the code of good conduct that a business adheres to in its daily dealings both with other businesses and with customers. Most philosophers conclude that ethical failure occurs because of lack of character. Virtuous people will live ethically. Therefore, we need to think about the desired virtues and how one can develop those virtues.

Aristotle’s virtues for the city state included prudence, justice, courage and self- restraint. Christians added faith, hope and love. Over time, a number of others were added – compassion, generosity, empathy, hospitality, modesty and civility. In the month of Magha (December) 5,000 years ago, on the battlefield at Kurukshetra just before the start of Mahabharata war, Krishna outlined to Arjuna a system of ethics that has withstood the test of time In the …

Failure is a stepping stone

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“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” - Abraham Lincoln

Failure can either break us or make us. Those broken by failure are haunted by unpleasant memories. These memories are like shadows that lurk in front, behind, beside, beneath and above. It is also a cage that traps the mind, preventing it to entertain possibilities of freedom and success. They are convinced that they cannot do it; therefore, they will not try.

For those that failure could not break are those who became made “men.” Failure to them is not a ghost, but a friend who taught them well. It is also a stepping stone to wisdom. These men and women are convinced that true failure only happens when one gives up.

History has been kind to President Abraham Lincoln. He has been painted as probably the greatest president of the United States of America. It is the good thing that history also recorded his failures. It reflected his frail humanity but also showed his attitu…

The 90/10 Principle

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Have you read this before ? Are you hesitated by people or circumstances around you ? Are you loosing your balance of mind in adverse situation ? Do you want to keep your mind healthy ? This principle will help a lot. It says that 10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react. What does this mean?

We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%.

How? By your reaction. You cannot control a red light., but you can control your reaction. Don't let people fool you; YOU can control how you react.

Let's use an example. You are eating breakfast with your family. Your
daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what just what happened. What happens when th…