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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 37

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Dec. 1, 2017)

LAO TZU

Those who know do not speak;

Those who speak do not know.

Stop up the openings,

Close down the doors,

Rub off the sharp edges.

Unravel all confusion.

Harmonize the light,

Give up contention:

This is called finding the unity of life.

When love and hatred cannot affect you,

Profit and loss cannot touch you,

Praise and blame cannot ruffle you,

You are honored by the entire world.

In The Bhagavad Gita, these are the qualities of the ‘Sthir Budhi Purush’, explained in different language, which according to me, is easier to understand, more effective and comprehensive.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 30, 2017)

THE RIC VEDA

United in Heart

May we be united in heart.

May we be united in speech.

May we be united in mind.

May we perform our duties

As did the wise of old.

 

May we be united in our prayer.

May we be united in our goal.

May we be united in our resolve.

May we be united in our understanding.

May we be united in our offerings.

May we be united in our feelings.

May we be united in our hearts.

May we be united in our thoughts.

May there be perfect unity amongst us.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 36

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 25, 2017)

Lord Krishna refers to many gods who are worshiped by people for their different wishes or goals. He further says that the devotee who worship concentrating on what they want achieve the same by the grace of the god they worship. The question of many gods has been creating many doubts in the minds of many. However, these doubts are highly misplaced and betray gross ignorance. As has been repeated in The Bhagavad Gita, Lord Almighty is omnipresent. He is present everywhere and in everyone. Thus His presence empowers gods who are also His creations. In Hindu traditions if an individual wants wealth, he worships Goddess Lakshmi. If he wants power, he would invoke the grace of Goddess Durga. Likewise for the other human desires.

Popular authors and philosophers the world over profess that you can achieve anything that you may strongly desire. In fact the strength of these desires make us take such actions consistently that the desired objectives are achieved. When we invoke the benevolence of celestial forces our efforts are further strengthened. We achieve wealth, power, reputation or knowledge with our sweat and perseverance for which we receive power through our worship.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 24, 2017)

In a way The Bhagavad Gita represents the dictum, ‘Faith Conquers All’. But if we look around in the world today, we observe that faith and trust have become rare commodities. In fact, we observe that it is not for no reason that the situation is what it is.

Can students have faith in the education system? Can they trust teachers? Can bankers trust the borrowers? Conversely, can entrepreneurs trust that the bankers will fund the valid enterprise purely on merits without some personal interest? People have lost faith in their chosen representatives. Are they to be blamed for that?

Are doctors pursing ‘the noble profession’ and living up to the trust that patients are compelled to have in their ‘nobility’? And what about  hospitals? And what about their fat bills?

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 35

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Nov.22, 2017)

Lord Krishna said, “Kuntiputra Arjuna, at the end of human life, whichever aspect is remembered by the dying man, he assumes the same in the next birth. The simple reason for this is that he remained influenced with the particular aspect throughout his life.”

Our future is determined by what we think and what we do from moment to moment throughout the life. Unless we make conscious effort consistently, it’s very difficult to bring in significant change of any kind. Thus, unless consistent efforts are made to bring about any change, it’s hardly possible to achieve the desired results. Your attitude to life, your habits and your actions can change only if these are pursued constantly. There is only one way to achieve success in life and it is the hard way. One has to be self aware at all times and try to bring about the desired change. There is no quick fix. Pursued wholeheartedly and patiently, indeed, anything can be achieved, but one has to be prepared to pay the price of perseverance.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 21, 2017)

Lord Krishna told Arjuna.

All living beings are born out of grains. Rains are the reason for the growth of grains. ‘Yajna’ brings about rains. And ‘yajna’ is performed by the human beings as a part of their duty. The Vedas are responsible for all efforts towards duty. And the Almighty alone has created the Vedas (holy scriptures). This amply establishes that the omnipotent Almighty is always present amidst the ‘yajnas’.

The progress of society depends on, among other things, the performance of philanthropic people’s activities related to ‘yajna’. These are carried out as devotion to the Lord Almighty for the betterment of all His Creations.

Distribution of a part of an individual’s wealth is a kind of ‘yajna’. The concept of C.S.R. or corporate social responsibility is also ‘yajna’. The real intent behind all NGOs is also the same. It is sad that such funds are sometimes misused for selfish motives or even worse some nefarious activities.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 34

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 20, 2017)

We humans are all individuals. We are different in our response to the circumstances, adverse or favourable; our habits are different and so is our conduct. Even twins raised in the same house, given same education are never identical in their thinking or their actions.

We find some of us are extremely sensitive to the sufferings of other fellow humans, while there are also other people who draw sadistic pleasure when others suffer. Both extremes are undesirable and should be considered as misfits in the society. To be human is commendable. But, at times, such humane people are faced with difficult situations. Their duty involves certain actions which inflict some kind of pain on others.

These highly emotional people neither can perform their duty appropriate nor can they save others from some pain small or big.

The message of The Bhagavad Gita is to perform your duty to the best of your ability under all circumstances.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 19, 2017)

The dialogue between Arjuna and Lord Krishna, in The Bhagavad Gita, is about life, one’s duty, the role in society, how to live life, how to handle human emotions and various other physical and spiritual aspects of life. When we go through the book, we find that there is no scope to postpone doing anything that needs to be done at a particular moment. The quest for knowledge doesn’t allow us to be unaware of our duty at any given time.

But in real life today, procrastination appears to have inflicted our society to such an extent that it appears like any other normal human habit. In fact, it is not; it’s our worst enemy. It doesn’t allow us to grow. Our personal development suffers a serious setback. But more importantly, our self esteem is diminished. A habitual procrastinator is never able to respect himself/herself.

How would anybody else respect you if you have little or inadequate self respect. The procrastinators suffer in many ways, like:

  1. Productivity becomes low; allowed work is rarely done in time.
  2. They develop a negative attitude. They find reasons of failures by blaming others or due to adverse circumstances.
  3. They are unable to fight their own battles of life.
  4. Unable to be at peace with themselves.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 33

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Nov.13, 2017)

“The soul is never born nor it ever dies; that is also not true that soul comes into existence only when a person is born. Soul is unborn, it is eternal, everlasting. It doesn’t have a beginning, it doesn’t have an end. The body is slain, but the soul is not.”

When we realize and believe that the soul does not perish; death is only moving out of one body to another, we would not be afraid of death. And, if we keep that in mind always, we would not be doing something against our conscience. The message that the soul is immortal will also help us to dedicate our efforts for the good of humanity. So the benefits are:

  1. Not afraid of death
  2. Realization that we are here for a limited time.
  • Continuity of life encourages to do out duty honestly.
  1. Success is achieved when we perform our duty to the best of our ability. We strive to perform better.
  2. Such performance will bring better results and help us to be at peace

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 12, 2017)

“I am the gamble of the cheats. I am the clout of the influential ones. I am the victory of the victors. I am the decision of the decisive. And, I am the ‘satvik tatava of the noble persons.”

The message that the above words of Lord Krishna give to the readers of The Bhagavad Gita is that whatever you may do, utilise the very best in you. Apply your mind. Thinking ability is the great powerhouse that enables an individual to scale any heights. Resources that are given to us to be utilised in all our activities, at all times. It’s only when we leverage our strengths that we achieve the best results. Modern management gurus are just repeating the wisdom of our- The Bhagavad Gita, the greatest book of knowledge.

Read The Bhagavad Gita. Gain knowledge. Spread knowledge. Picture shows the most notable propagator Swami Vivekananda with his associates.

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Voice Modulation

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Voice modulation is necessary for making your speech interesting. If someone is speaking without modulating his/her voice, they will sound like people who are not concerned whither you listen to them or not Voice modulation makes your listeners listen to you.

What is voice modulation? And how do we imbibe voice modulation techniques in our personality? These and various other aspects of voice modulation form an integral part of our unique voice modulation and public speaking course.

Definition

First of all let us understand the meaning of Voice modulation. The dictionary meaning of the word ‘modulation’ when referred to voice implies, regulating the voice as per requirement of your speech. Thus, you must bring in change in pace, pause and pitch while speaking. Without modulation, your speech will be flat and monotonous. Further, you must also change the emphasis on the keyword and the tone to improve the efficacy of your speech.

Objectives of Voice Modulation:

The following 3 objectives are Critical. 1) To enable the listener to understand you fully. 2) To enable you to express your ideas effectively. 3) To ensure that you are not repetitive or verbose. There would be many more benefits of voice modulation, but these 3 must be remembered so that you will always try to bring about a well modulated speech. During one on one conversation as well as speaking to a group or even speaking in public.

Techniques of voice modulation:

Speech is a matter of habit. Habits change very hard. Therefore, unless we use highly effective techniques of voice modulation, the results will be for from satisfactory. Through various innovative modulation exercises we train our students to learn these techniques. Repetitive process enable the trainees to imbibe voice modulation practice in their day to day speech.

 Who should practice Voice Modulation?

The one word answer to the question is: ‘Everybody’. Because everyone wants to express himself/herself clearly. Everyone wants that people should be impressed by their well modulated speech. Because everybody wants views. Thus voice modulation is vital for public speakers, those who want to make presentations and all those who want to succeed in influencing people.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 32

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 11, 2017)

Two beautiful similes describe how knowingly or foolishly the humans who fail to realise what they rush towards their end and losing their own identity. These are:

  1. ” Just like the water of a river naturally flows towards the sea where it merges, so do warriors of this mortal world are rushing into your flaming mouths.” said Arjuna, being amazed at looking at the Virat Swaroop of Lord Krishna. He continued:
  2. ” As moths rush with great speed speed into the blazing fire for extinction out of their folly, even so all these people are seen entering rapidly into your mouths to meet their end, their doom.”

Similarly humans who are intoxicated with their success, particularly those who exploit others have to come to an end which they little realise.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 8, 2017)

Arjuna is bewildered at seeing the ‘divine form’ of Lord Krishna. He says: ” Seeing Your frightful faces on account of teeth flaring like fire at the time of universal destruction. I am utterly bewildered and find myself totally confused. Be kind to me.

All those sons of Dhrtarastra with hosts of kings are entering You. Bhishma, Drona and Karna, with the principal warriors on our side as well, are rushing headlong into Your fearful mouths looking all the more terrible on account of their teeth: some are seen stuck up in the gaps between Your teeth with their heads crushed.” The universal form of Lord Krishna frightens Arjuna who requests Him to return to His human form.

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