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Fresh & new

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Every moment we live in is new and refreshing. We can not experience the same moment again. If we put a hand in a river, we can not feel the same water all the time. The moment I speak one word, I can not experience the same moment even after uttering a same word again. Change occurs at every moment. It is not the same moment I live in. So it is said, “Only one thing is constant, it is change.”
An awesome Subhashit in Sanskrit...
पुनः प्रभातं पुनरेव शर्वरी पुनः शशांकः पुनरुद्यते रविः । कालस्य किं गच्छति याति यौवनं  तथापि लोकः कथितं न बुध्यते ॥
फिर से प्रभात, फिर से रात्रि, फिर से चंद्र, और फिर से सूरज का उगना ! काल का क्या जाता है ? कुछ नहीं; यह तो यौवन जाता है, (पर) लोग कहाँ समज़ते हैं ?
Again a morning and again a night, again a moon and again a sun. Nothing passes but the youth. In spite of all, people do not realize.
But what we do is, whenever we listen, see or experience something, we correlate it with past or future. Do we really live in now ? We live either in past or in future. We exi…

Man, the crown of God’s creation !

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“Proclaim to the whole world with trumpet voice, there is no sin in you, there is no misery in you, you are the reservoir of omnipotent power. Arise, awake, and manifest the divinity within !” ~ Swami Vivekananda  
This is a small story of a lion cub. It was in the same mental trap as we live whole life in. Mental fog is the biggest hurdle to see clearly.  
There was once a baby lion left by its dying mother among some sheep. The sheep fed it and gave it shelter. The lion grew apace and said "Ba-a-a" when the sheep said "Ba-a-a".
One day another lion came by. "What do you do here?" said the second lion in astonishment: for he heard the sheep-lion bleating with the rest. "Ba-a-a," said the other. "I am a little sheep, I am a little sheep, I am frightened."
"Nonsense!" roared the first lion, "come with me; I will show you." And he took him to the side of a smooth stream and showed him that which was reflected therein.
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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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“Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves.”
~ Swami Vivekananda (CW.II.225)
If anyone asks us why are you not successful ? We will have number of reasons. Human tendency is to point a finger and say that you did it to me. We always blame someone or something and run away. We are at a whim of the wind and floating around with nothing going for us. We may have a stiff attitude and say, “You are responsible, not me! So you need to change!” How childish 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 !
A 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! A husband is willing to change his wif…