Apr 15, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Learning comes from what we see, hear and read.
Learning comes from Within and only when we are ready for it.
Wanting results, emotions, fear, punishments are contributing towards preparing us to be ready for learning.
It develops our mind to think :-
What is right and wrong
What is good or bad
Create a harmony between brain and heart
Make good use of experience
Experience comes with results from actions.
We can learn from the experiences of others
We can learn from our own experiences.
Learning from the experiences of others is a faster way to learn.
It requires belief and faith in the knowledge/ experience of the person from whom we are learning. In schools a student fares better in a subject which is taught by a teacher whom he/she likes.
Logical thinking, thinking from the past or into the future are all acceptable if it leads to actions which yield good results. Even good or bad are relative.
Some thing which is good for someone can be bad for another.
The ultimate goal is to live life with happiness and spread happiness.
Some may like your thinking and logic and some may feel offended also for whatever reason they chose.
Your belief is your belief and your faith is your faith.
Make it stronger if it gives you happiness.
Do not react negatively with others logic about your belief and faith.
Apr 5, 2012
Money was not important to me.
What was important to me was Good Life.
I spent 22 years in Army.
I was a commercial pilot in civil for 16 years.
Money was not important to me but....
Everyone wanted money.
The grocery store man wanted money.
The restaurants wanted money.
The travel agent wanted money.
The schools wanted money to educate my children.
The doctors and lawyers wanted money.
Even the essential facilities like house, electricity and water requires money.
Money is still not important to me.
But all the above things are important to me.
And if they all require money, I shall earn to give it to them.
NO EXCUSES IF I WANT THE ABOVE AND MANY MORE THINGS FOR A GOOD LIFE.
Ha ha ha.. Even if I have to enjoy good custard-apple, I have to have money.
Mar 27, 2012
Sitting in the Geography class in school, I remember how fascinated I was when we were being taught all about the Dead Sea.
As you probably recall, the Dead Sea is really a Lake, not a sea (and as my Geography teacher pointed out, if you understood that, it would guarantee 4 marks in the term paper!)
Its so high in salt content that the human body can float easily. You can almost lie down and read a book! The salt in the Dead Sea is as high as 35% - almost 10 times the normal ocean water. And all that saltiness has meant that there is no life at all in the Dead Sea. No fish. No vegetation. No sea animals. Nothing lives in the Dead sea.
And hence the name: Dead Sea.
While the Dead Sea has remained etched in my memory, I don't seem to recall learning about the Sea of Galilee in my school Geography lesson. So when I heard about the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea and the tale of the two seas - I was intrigued.
Turns out that the Sea of Galilee is just north of the Dead Sea. Both the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea receive their water from river Jordan. And yet, they are very, very different.
Unlike the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee is pretty, resplendent with rich, colorful marine life. There are lots of plants. And lots of fish too. In fact, the sea of Galilee is home to over twenty different types of fishes.
Same region, same source of water, and yet while one sea is full of life, the other is dead. How come?
Here is the answer. The River Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee and then flows out. The water simply passes through the Sea of Galilee in and then out - and that keeps the Sea healthy and vibrant, teeming with marine life.
But the Dead Sea is so far below the mean sea level, that it has no outlet. The
water flows in from the river Jordan, but does not flow out. There are no outlet streams. It is estimated that over 7 million tons of water evaporate from the Dead Sea every day. Leaving it salty. Too full of minerals. And unfit for any marine life.
The Dead Sea takes water from the River Jordan, and holds it. It does not give. Result? No life at all.
Think about it.
Life is not just about getting. Its about giving. We all need to be a bit like the Sea of Galilee.
We are fortunate to get wealth, knowledge, love and respect. But if we don't learn to give, we could all end up like the Dead Sea. The love and the respect, the wealth and the knowledge could all evaporate. Like the water in the Dead Sea.
If we get the Dead Sea mentality of merely taking in more water, more money, more everything the results can be disastrous. Good idea to make sure that in the sea of your own life, you have outlets. Many outlets. For love and wealth - and everything else that you get in your life. Make sure you don't just get, you give too.
Open the taps. And you'll open the floodgates to happiness.
And experience life. Experience the magic!