Showing posts with label RandomThoughts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RandomThoughts. Show all posts

Friday, January 6, 2012

Alexander The Great

The great Greek king, Alexander, after conquering many kingdoms, was returning home. On the way he fell ill and he was bedridden for months. With death drawing close, Alexander realized how his conquests, his great army, his sharp sword and all his wealth were of no use.
He called his generals and said, "I will depart from this world soon. But I have three wishes. Please fulfill my wishes without fail." With tears flowing down their cheeks, the generals agreed to abide by their kings’ last wishes, "My first desire is that," said Alexander, "My physicians alone must carry my coffin." "Secondly, when my coffin is being carried to the grave, the path leading to the graveyard should be strewn with gold, silver and precious stones which I have collected in my treasury. My third and last wish is that both my hands should be kept dangling out of my coffin." The people who had gathered there wondered at the kings strange wishes. But no one dared to question. Alexander’s favorite general kissed his hand and pressed them to his heart. "O King, we assure you that your wishes will be fulfilled. But tell us why do you make such strange wishes?"
At this Alexander took a deep breath and said, "I would like the world to know of the three lessons I have just learnt.
I want my physicians to carry my coffin because people should realize that no doctor can really cure anybody. They are powerless and cannot save a person from the clutches of death. So let not people take life for granted.
The second wish of strewing gold, silver and other riches on the way to the graveyard is to tell people that not even a fraction of gold can be taken by me. Let people realize that it is a sheer waste of time to chase wealth.
And about my third wish of having my hands dangling out of the coffin, I want people to know that I came empty handed into this world and empty handed I go out of this world."
Alexander's last words: "Bury my body, do not build any monument and keep my hands outside so that the world knows the person who won the world had nothing in his hands when dying".

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wish you a very happy new year


  The object of a new year is not just that we should have a new year. It is also that we should have a new soul. Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better yourself. Every new year people make resolutions to change aspects of themselves they believe are negative. A majority of people revert back to how they were before and feel like failures. This year I challenge you to a new resolution. I challenge you to just be yourself.
Wishing You and Your Family Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Time - Only precious gift you can give anyone

First of all I wish you all a very happy new year. May this year bring us all peace, happiness and good luck.
Time.. That’s the only precious gift than any other you can gift to someone.

Your time is limited. Dont waste it living someone elses's life.  ~Steve jobs
You booked a table in a costliest hotel and proposed to your girl friend with a diamond ring.You can earn the amount spent but you cannot get back the time you have spent.
The time you have spent qualitatively whether it be time spent for your personal development, time spent with your beloved, working for society rather than wasting time on time pass. In life you need entertainment not time pass. Plan and count your life day wise. Log your daily, monthly, yearly achievements. You can always improve. Every second, minute, hour, day, month, year are new. So keep giving importance to each new second of your life. . .

Once again wish you a happy, peaceful and qualitative 365 days in the year 2012. Enjoy your life, have a great time.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Be on my side.. thats enough

      God has given us the ultimate gift, THOUGHT. The gift to think, create, feel and make a lively life. More or less he has given us all the weapons...five senses and able bodies. He has given us the stage to act, the arena to prove ourselves. Why do you stop or blame him? When you are down take a break and lean your head on his shoulder. He is right beside you to console you and guide you. To give you the positive attitude, strength and belief in self. But at end of day your fight should be fought by you, he will not fight for you.
He stands besides you enjoying your victories just like your father enjoying your first step, first words, elated at your winning in running race... You would never have learnt walking if your father carried you on his shoulders right?


Mahabharata - Krishna offered the choice of himself alone without ever handling a weapon in the battlefield or his entire army of soldiers, horses, elephants, etc. Arjuna chose to have Krishna alone rejecting the entire army of Krishna, against which he and his brothers have to eventually fight by default. Any prudent and pragmatic person in the worldly sense might have chosen the army of Krishna, instead of choosing lone and non-fighting Krishna. It was arjuna's faith in Lord Krishna, whom he believed from the depth of his heart as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu that made Arjuna to choose Krishna in preference to his entire army against which he eventually fought and won. Unlike prudence and pragmatism which are the products of a sharp, yet self-defeating, intellect, faith originates deep in the soul and is expressed through the heart in a Divine fashion. From the point of worldly sense it may appear inferior to reasoning. But it defies and rises above reasoning. It is because faith transcends intellectual debate and reasoning


If Krishna fought the war, arjuna would have never become hero. Krishna never used his weapons in battlefield. He just stood beside arjuna to make him HERO. This is one of the key learning’s from the great epic Mahabharata. Don’t expect miracle in place of your hard work, give your best shot, remaining all he will take care.


Sanskrit Sloka
Udarah Sarva Evaite, Jnani Tvatmaiva Me Matam,
Asthitah Sa Hi Yuktatma Mamevanuttamam Gatim !


All those who worship God are commendable. But the outstanding devotees, who worship God with the single motive to merge in the God, are the true devotees who have achieved the highest aim of life.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

GREAT THOUGHTS BY CHANAKYA

‎15 GREAT THOUGHTS BY CHANAKYA
· Learn from the mistakes of others.
  You can't live long enough to make them all yourselves.

· A person should not be too honest.
  Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.

· Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.

· There is some self-interest behind every friendship.
  There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

· Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions -
  Why am I doing it, what the results might be and will I be successful.
  Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these
  questions, go ahead.

· As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.

· The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.

· Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and
  don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

· The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind.
  But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.

· God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your
  temple.

· A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

· Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status.
  Such friendships will never give you any happiness.

· Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five
  years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend.
  Your grown up children are your best friends.

· Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind
  person.

· Education is the Best Friend. An Educated Person is Respected everywhere. Education beats the Beauty and the Youth.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quality of action

         Work has the power to become prayer. Prayer has the power to become meditation. Meditation has the power to merge you in GOD.In everything the higher and the deeper can be experienced. It all depends on the quality you bring to your actions than the action itself.

          The highest man cannot work, for there is no binding element, no attachment, no ignorance in him. A ship is said to have passed over a mountain of magnet ore, and all the bolts and bars were drawn out, and it went to pieces. It is in ignorance that struggle remains, because we are all really atheists. Real theists cannot work. We are atheists more or less. We do not see God or believe in Him. He is G-O-D to us, and nothing more.

There are moments when we think He is near, but then we fall down again. When you see Him, who struggles for whom? Help the Lord! There is a proverb in our language, "Shall we teach the Architect of the universe how to build?" So those are the highest of mankind who do not work. The next time you see these silly phrases about the world and how we must all help God and do this or that for Him, remember this. Do not think such thoughts; they are too selfish.

All the work you do is subjective, is done for your own benefit. God has not fallen into a ditch for you and me to help Him out by building a hospital or something of that sort. He allows you to work. He allows you to exercise your muscles in this great gymnasium, not in order to help Him but that you may help yourself. Do you think even an ant will die for want of your help? Most arrant blasphemy! The world does not need you at all. The world goes on you are like a drop in the ocean. A leaf does not move, the wind does not blow without Him.

Blessed are we that we are given the privilege of working for Him, not of helping Him. Cut out this word "help" from your mind. You cannot help; it is blaspheming. You are here yourself at His pleasure. Do you mean to say, you help Him? You worship. When you give a morsel of food to the dog, you worship the dog as God. God is in that dog. He is the dog. He is all and in all. We are allowed to worship Him.

Stand in that reverent attitude to the whole universe, and then will come perfect non-attachment. This should be your duty. This is the proper attitude of work. This is the secret taught by Karma-Yoga

Friday, August 12, 2011

Keep Performing


A Priest dies & is awaiting his turn in line at the Heaven's Gates.
Ahead of him is a guy, fashionably dressed, in dark sun glasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket & jeans.
God asks him: Please tell me who are you, so that I may know whether to admit you into the kingdom of Heaven or not?
The guy replies: I am Pandi, Auto driver from Chennai!
God consults his ledger, smiles & says to Pandi: Please take this silken robe & gold scarf & enter the Kingdom of Heaven...
Now it is the priest's turn. He stands erect and speaks out in a booming voice: I am Pope's Assistant so & so, Head Priest of the so & so Church for the last 40 years.
God consults his ledger & says to the Priest: Please take this cotton robe & enter the Kingdom of Heaven...
'Just a minute,' says the agonized Priest. 'How is it that a foul mouthed, rash driving Auto Driver is given a Silken robe & a Golden scarf and me, a Priest, who's spent his whole life preaching your Name & goodness has to make do with a Cotton robe?'
'Results my friend, results,' shrugs God.
'While you preached, people SLEPT; but when he drove his Auto, people PRAYED' It's PERFORMANCE & not POSITION that ultimately counts.


Moral of the Story: KEEP PERFORMING

Friday, July 22, 2011

Proof of GOD !

           An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem Science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to stand and.....

Prof: So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?
Student: Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student: Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent.)

Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?
Student: Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?
Student: No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From...God...

Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student: Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Student: Yes.

Prof: So who created evil?
(Student does not answer.)

Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?
Student: Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them?
(Student has no answer.)

Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?
Student: No, sir.

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student: Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.


Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.


Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Prof: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?
Prof: Yes.

Student: No sir. There isn't. (The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold . Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy . Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it .
(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?

Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light....But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?

Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor.Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain?
(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain,sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir? (The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.
Student: That is it sir... The link between man & god is FAITH . That is all that keeps things moving & alive !!!
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    I believe you have enjoyed the conversation...and if so...you'll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same...won't you?.... this is a true story, and the student was none other than APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Prayer

    Prayer... Its not a list of your desires. Not a demand notice. Not blackmailing or politics.
Its connecting with GOD, communicatng with GOD, discovering yourself, cleansing your soul.

Walking on the seashore.. contemplating the past,
stepping on the smooth sand in tranquility,
I found myself between the never ending sea and the infinite GOD.

The clouds started to disappear and the sky become a white screen,
I started to see all the critical phases of my life,
In every event of life i saw two pairs of foot prints,
One pair is mine and the other pair belongs to my guardian angel.. GOD.

Surprise !! When i am in deep problems, suffering from losses,
or down with the loss of people close to me.. i saw there are only pair of foot prints.
I asked GOD, what is this? I was told that you are caring, loving and gentle ?
Why this negligence in my case?
You were there in my good times but left me in times of trouble??

GOD replied with a smile..

Son, in your happiness i was walking with you, but
in your troubles i was carrying you on my shoulder like any father does to his child..
So you see only one pair of foot prints .. those are mine !
Tears rolled down my cheek for the love of the GOD.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Which Questions

Person1: Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face, the other comes out with a dirty face.
Which one washes his face?
Person2: The one with the dirty face washes his face.
Person1: Wrong. The one with the clean face washes his face. Examine the simple logic. The one with the dirty face looks at the one with the clean face and thinks his face is clean. The one with the clean face looks at the one with the dirty face and thinks his face is dirty. So the one with the clean face washes his face.
Person2: “Very clever,” Person1 says. “Give me another test.”

Person1: Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face, the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?
Person2: We have already established that. The one with the clean face washes his face.
Person1: Wrong. Each one washes his face. Examine the simple logic. The one with the dirty face looks at the one with the clean face and thinks his face is clean. The one with the clean face looks at the one with the dirty face and thinks his face is dirty. So the one with the clean face washes his face. When the one with the dirty face sees the one with the clean face wash his face, he also washes his face. So each one washes his face.
Person2: I didn’t think of that says Person2. It’s shocking to me that I could make an error in logic. Test me again.

Person1: Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face, the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?
Person2: Each one washes his face.
Person1: Wrong. Neither one washes his face. Examine the simple logic. The one with the dirty face looks at the one with the clean face and thinks his face is clean. The one with the clean face looks at the one with the dirty face and thinks his face is dirty. But when the one with the clean face sees the one with the dirty face doesn’t wash his face, he also doesn’t wash his face. So neither one washes his face.
Person2: Please give me one more test.”

Person1: Two men come down a chimney. One comes out with a clean face, the other comes out with a dirty face. Which one washes his face?
Person2: Neither one washes his face.
Person1: Wrong. Tell me, how is it possible for two men to come down the same chimney, and for one to come out with a clean face and the other with a dirty face?

Don’t you see? The whole question is foolishness, and if you spend your whole life trying to answer foolish questions, all your answers will be foolish, too.


Source - http://leaches.net/moline/sermon--072.html

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Avoid confrontations, in it even winner is a loser !

In our daily life we may face situations of confrontations. This can be because of anyone involved or you may be sure that you will it, try to avoid Confrontations. In it even winner is a loser.


Try to talk it out. Be open. Analyse the problem and if you are the cause, apolozise. You a feel a little down but thats always the best way.


Be polite and decent. Maintain your composure, never lower yourself.
If nothing works ignore them !

Sunday, May 29, 2011

What is not, is not ...

   1. A person has lost his diamond ring in his travel, which was a marriage gift from his wife. When he told this to his wife, she was upset. She started blaming him for his negligence.
  2. A student has failed in the final examinations. His father started beating him and mother starting crying and banging her head to the wall.

  In either cases there is no option but to live with the fact. Two ways -You cry, bang your head to the wall, fight for what happened or think what has to be done and surpass it whatever you do the past cannot be changed, so why to create unnecessary scenario.

  What has happened is happened, it cannot be reversed. Care need to be taken not to repeat it. So is this emotional drama required? But most of the times we see this happening. I am not saying emotions are not required but to avoid emotional drama.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Teacher and The Lady

   An old story, during the times when students stayed with Teacher (Guru) served him and learned from him (gurukula) during their brahmacharya. Brahmacharya is the practice of self-imposed celibacy that is generally considered an essential prerequisite for spiritual practice in India.


  One day the teacher took his students to the river for the morning prayers (prātaḥsaṃdhyā). Near the river they saw a beautiful lady. She is worried as she needs to cross the river but doesn't know swimming and is afraid of water. The guru carried her on his shoulder crossed the river and returned back.
After their evening prayers (sāyaṃsaṃdhyā ) the students used to clarify their doubts about the daily session with the teacher.
  One of the students asked the teacher," You have carried the beautiful lady across the river is it not  immoral?". The teacher replied "No, I have left her after crossing the river, but you are still carrying her in your thoughts that is immoral. Purity is just not only actions, it starts in your thoughts."

Thursday, May 26, 2011

King and the Monkey Medicine

      Long ago there lived a king who had an untreatable disease. He called the best doctors in his kingdom and asked them to find medication for his disease. He also warned them that if the medicine does not work, death sentence will be the punishment. He tried medicines of all the doctors but they are not successful in curing his disease. He ordered to kill them all.

     There was a wise doctor in the kingdom; it was his turn now to prepare medication for king’s disease. He collected ash from his kitchen stove, added some honey, made small doses of that mix and filled it in a golden box. He wanted to escape from the death sentence and teach the king a lesson. He told the king that he prepared the medicine from the brain of a very rare species of monkeys and after taking the medicine as per dosage, the disease will be gone for sure. But there is one condition for this monkey medicine that, the king should not think about monkeys while taking the medicine.

    The king tried not to remember monkeys, but the mere thought of medicine itself made him remember monkeys. It became impossible to him to not to think about monkeys, not only while medication but all day he thought of them. He was not able to take the medicine.  He understood that this is the plan of the doctor. He realized his mistake and released all the doctors. 

This story tells us two things, 
first- every problem has a solution
Second - mind is like a monkey, it jumps,hops and roams around
It always does whatever you did not want to do

Have control of your thoughts !
       If you do not have control on your mind or thought then you are living life at the probability of randomness of your thoughts.  Train your mind to think about what you need rather than wandering off. Thinking and Non-thinking must be governed by your will.
Thoughts and desires transform into words.... and words result in actions.  When a person has a lot of negative thoughts, it may lead him to stress, anxiety, depression, negative actions and violent behavior. Controlling you mind keeps you away from such negative impacts.

An organized, controlled thought will give you success. Meditation is the best way to gain control of your main.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Honesty

Why do we lie?
   We lie because we are afraid of someone, something or to escape from an embarrassing situation. Leave the exceptional cases. When you lie, you learn escapism. It becomes a habit. You start lying for small things unintentionally by your sub conscious mind.  


    When you starting being honest, you will grow. You will learn more than what you learn when you escape.

    Whenever I hear the word honesty, I remember Gandhiji. It requires immense mental strength and daring to always stick to the truth.

    As a teenager, Gandhi stole a bit of gold from his brother's because he needed money. Haunted by what he had done, Gandhi later confessed his crime to his father, fully expecting his father's unbridled fury. Instead, his father broke down and wept. The experience was a major turning point in Gandhi's life. He later wrote: "Those pearl drops of love cleansed my heart and washed my sin away."

-Biography of M.K. Gandhi

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Buddhist Sage and the Snake – Good or Weak?

What is the difference between being ‘Weak’ and being ‘Good’?
There is a story that shows the difference.
 There lived a large snake poisonous snake in a village.  It used to bite anyone who passes by. It is strong, fast and ferocious. So, no one was able to stop it.
Once a great sage was going through the village and saw the snake. The snake stood its ground, raised its head, and spread its hood about its head and lunged at the sage. The sage did not show any signs of fear and had the same blissful smile on his face. The snake tried to bite the sage but it was not able to as it was not able to touch him. The snake realised that the greatness of the sage and devoted to him.
The sage adviced the snake not to bite anyone. From that day the snake became very saintly. It stopped biting people.
Slowly people came to know that the snake became good and stopped biting. They used to move around its place without any fear. The children started playing with it. They used to throw stones at it. sometimes they beat it with a stick.
One day the same sage who adviced the snake came to see it on his way back home. The snake was wounded bad. It became thin and weak. The sage enquired about what happened and why it became weak. Snake narrated everything that happened.
Sage replied “I asked you not to hurt anyone, but i did not ask you to ‘not to hiss at anyone’.”
Any dharma will not ask you to be weak, it says you to be good. So, be good, not weak.
Understand the difference for a happy and respectable life.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The mechanic

Once a ship engine broke down. The ship crew were not able to fix it how much ever they tried.



The owner of the ship called for the best mechanic in the town.
The mechanic tried starting the engine, noticed the sounds it made and made a few taps on the engine with his hammer.
Engine started working and the owner was very happy.
He asked the mechanic how much he need to pay. Mechanic answered that the total bill is $100.
The owner with surprise, asked him why he needs to pay $100 for just tapping the engine.
The mechanic gave him a bill saying " $1 for tapping the engine. $99 for knowing where to tap !"

Experience matters. We need to have a steady mind, learn, improvise and gain experience from our work.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Prayer and The CAT

A very pious old man is there in a village. He used to pray to GOD daily. There is a cat in his house which is very active and used to roam around the house and play. So not to get disturbed by it the old man used to keep the cat under a basket. This was a daily routine for him before his prayer.


After few years the old man died. At his funeral ‘his act of keeping the cat under the basket’ spread among the people. Since he was very pious and noble, people derived a conclusion that it is some kind of religious duty. Rumors spread saying that keeping the act under the basket would keep the devils away, and few others said that it would welcome the gods.


People in the village divided into three cults : the people who believed that it would invite gods, the people that believed it would keep the devils away and the people who believe that it may not necessarily be a cat, it can be any pet at home.


They started following the ‘act’. Daily before prayer they would keep the cat under the basket. Rich men bought horses and used to keep them under big decorated baskets before prayer.They believed it will give them power.


We should always remember, everything you hear or see may not be actually what you think it is. Eyes and ears can be deceiving, even your perception of the act or statement is wrong. Only through correct assessing of statements or ‘Critical thinking’ and analysis we will know the truth.


Truth is transient, it changes from place to place, person to person and time to time. It can be misleading if you follow the truth by symbolism or mere sentence.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

JDay Version 1.1

Yesterday night I had a dream.


In the dream - I woke, up got ready and went to office on 21 May,2011.I am a software tester by profession. In office there was a BRD on my desk for a project,


Change request: 0000 Judgement Day - Revamp of the current environment to improve user experience and look and feel.
Change owner: GOD.
Project manager: Associate GOD.
Remarks: JDay Version 1.1 - Changes made for improvements in EOD runtime.
Note: Technical change does not require testing; just need testing and business user’s approval sign.


I have read all the documents FSD, TSD and saw that there are no rollback and contingency plans. I started thinking about the change, it’s a really beautiful world... the forests, the flowers, the children, rivers, seas, hills, deserts, cute little puppies, beautiful butterflies, dew drops on flowers, the aroma from soil after rain, golden sparrows, sweet relations, caring people, inspiring people,... a very long list. A few exceptions are always there, but if bugs are not there, what is the use of testing department? Is revamp of such a beauty is really required? Moreover, I did not really see the world, still exploring, enjoying... disturbing my thoughts I heard a voice from the sky, "the world is not only you, so don’t take decision taking your personal things into consideration, think from end user perspective." The voice echoed in my ears.


Just as the voice dimmed down, business users came for UAT. I have discussed everything specified in the document with them and has also mentioned that I am not at all supporting the change as the functionalities will be disastrous in production. The UAT team also supported me.
They have rejected the RFC with Remarks: Requirement changed. The previous business team has raised this change request and now it’s obsolete.
I rejected the change request Remarks: The requirements have changed. Can cause disasters in production, even there are no roll backs or contingency plans. Poor release quality. I am rejecting this change request, keeping end user in mind.


Now there is one guy hudi, he came from behind and started hitting me on my back. I asked him what happened. It seems his name was in the Pre EOD job list and was about to be processed as critical data for post EOD job runs. As I rejected the change, he was sent back.


I again heard the voice from sky, “I know you represented then end user, I appreciate it, but how long it will continue like this? The world is built on circular architecture and not linear; everything should start over again after sometime. Now GOD gave me idea, I told “That’s what we desire a linear architecture for our world, never ending, that is the new requirement. GOD chuckled, and then the voice muted.


Associate GOD was speaking to GOD and is noting down some minutes of meeting, “why have you giggled at his request?” GOD said, even if I give them a never ending world what’s the use? They fight for lands, religion, power... they invent weapons that could cause world destruction and kill everyone. So if not me, one day they will do destroy the world themselves. Nothing will be left. If I do it at least some critical data will be saved.”


Here comes the twist, I was laying flat in a cloud near to GOD without his notice and recorded everything that GOD spoke, using my blackberry mobile. After he finished speaking I opened my parachute and started back to earth. While in travel I posted the video clip of GOD speaking about people on earth in face book to everyone in this world.


GOD grinned again. Think his actual idea is to pass his message to the whole world. We are his children, he never makes us suffer and he cannot be happy if we are suffering. It is we, who make our lives miserable, hate and fight and destroy each other.


While I neared earth, I saw that it was filled with colourful flowers, fruits and happy people. They are in bliss; few are preparing garlands with beautiful flowers for the unknown while others are kneeling down on a satin carpet for the same, Few dancing in trance chanting the name while others were reciting some prayers. I thanked GOD for all everything he gave us and is yet to come.
Then the earth started vibrating along with some known background music, vibrations were slow initially but then became intense, I got tensed and woke up from sleep, my heart was thumping... l looked around on my bed and found that it’s my mobile alarm singing suprabhatam and vibrating.


Thank GOD for the message and also for this one more day... thank you for everything! Good morning !

Monday, May 16, 2011

Postponing does not resolve issues..

       We keep postponing things and finish them in the last minute. We think that it doesn't matter unless until we do it in time but what matters more the quality we put in our work.

 A project needs to be completed in a week, we finish it on the last day prioritizing the critical tasks and finally leave the least critical ones. This reduces the quality isn't it? It effects your learning, growth, confidence..

When was the last time you got your master health check up done? Most people feel that check ups come up with reports saying 'High cholesterol' or Low BP or something like that and that makes absolutely fine people sick.
In reality you cannot escape anything, eventually what must be faced must be faced. The forest fire you will face tomorrow is the little spark you tried to escape yesterday.

What you avoid does not get away from you. Its gets more intense, more uglier and revisits you, then you will be only left with "I should have... I must have, I could have..."

Never postpone the medicals, ease out the differences with your friends, to say 'Sorry', to say 'Love you'.

Have the courage to face the facts. What must be faced, must be faced, sooner rather than later !