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An attitude makes all difference

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Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a shoe company to Africa to find out if there was a market for shoes.
The first salesman reported back, "There is no market where - nobody wears shoes." The second salesman reported back, "There is a huge market where - nobody wears shoes."
You can look at the same situation in two different ways - negatively or positively. The first salesman looked at it as a problem; the second one looked at it as an opportunity.
Next time we face a problem, let us ask ourselves "how can I do it?", rather than simply saying "it can't be done."
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There were two brothers. One was a drunk who beat his family. The other one was a respected and successful businessman and was loving and caring towards his family.
How could two brothers from the same parents, brought up in the same environment be so different? When asked they gave the following answers.
The first one replied "I became like this due to my childhood.…

Turn fortune, turn thy wheel

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पूर्वजन्मकॄतं कर्म तद् दैवमिति कथ्यते | तस्मात् पुरूषकारेण यत्नं कुर्यादतन्द्रित: ||
पूर्व जन्म मे किया हुवा अच्छा या बुरा कर्म जब फल देता है, इस जन्म मैं उसे दैव कहते है। इसलिए इन्सान को चाहिए इस जन्म में समय ना गवाते हुए अच्छे कर्म करे।  
We may afraid of destiny. We may feel that what is prescribed in destiny is sure to happen. We read the daily horoscope in news and media. We visit and pay high to astrologers. We wear stones and rings and what not! We feel certainty in that.
We feel that we are the puppets of someone else’s hand. He makes us dance according to his will. We can’t do anything for that. We feel helpless against that. We threaten and bow down to cruel bludgeonings of chance. According to me, this is all due to lack of right knowledge.
Vedic concepts are indifferent to what we used to believe. Human life and the world are being governed by the law of karma. No one can change it. It says that I am the master of my fate and captain of my soul. But how is it true?
It’s very si…

A man with four wives

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Once upon a time, There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her & gave her nothing but the best.
He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He’s very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in fear that she might run away with some other men.
He too loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patient & in fact is the merchant’s confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife. She would always help him out and tide him through difficult times.
Now, the merchant’s 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However, the merchant did not love the 1st wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.
One day, the merchant fell ill. Before lo…

Columbus

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In trifles and failures, in sorrows and sufferings, in disdain and dismay, what we do? We complain, we curse, we grumble, we whine and we quit.  We get rid of putting efforts. We leave and say, “It’s not my cup of tea. It’s not possible. I can’t do it.” If these are my quotes in the hour of grief, this is the poem, that inspires to keep calm, be hopeful and sail on.
The road of life is full of hurdles. Life is not possible without difficulties. None has the plain and clean ground to play. Terrible and horrible are inevitable. We may get frightened and frustrated. We lose mentally. So it’s an opportunity to strengthen the mind and come out of the darkness of dismal.
Here is a well-known poem: Columbus. That has been inspiring the world for years. When Columbus started his sail in search of the land, he faced death dealing dangers. Due to shoreless seas, sailors lost hope, they were wane and weak, almost next to the death. They became ghastly and mutinous. They planned to kill their admi…