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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Let us go through what scholars say about Holy Gita - 5

"If truth is what works, as Pierce and the pragmatists insist, there must be a kind of truth in the
Bhagavad‐Gita as It Is, since those who follow its teachings display a joyous serenity usually missing
in the bleak and strident lives of contemporary people."

Dr. Elwin H. Powell Professor of Sociology State University of New York, Buffalo

"There is little question that this edition is one of the best books available on the Gita and devotion.
Prabhupada's translation is an ideal blend of literal accuracy and religious insight."

Dr. Thomas J. Hopkins Professor of Religion, Franklin and Marshall College

"The Bhagavad‐Gita, one of the great spiritual texts, is not as yet a common part of our cultural
milieu. This is probably less because it is alien per se than because we have lacked just the kind of
close interpretative commentary upon it that Swami Bhaktivedanta has here provided, a
commentary written from not only a scholar's but a practitioner's, a dedicated lifelong devotee's
point of view."

Denise Levertov, Poet

"The increasing numbers of Western readers interested in classical Vedic thought have been done a
service by Swami Bhaktivedanta. By bringing us a new and living interpretation of a text already
known to many, he has increased our understanding many fold."

Dr. Edward C Dimock, Jr. Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization University of Chicago

"The scholarly world is again indebted to A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Although
Bhagavad‐Gita has been translated many times, Prabhupada adds a translation of singular
importance with his commentary."

Dr. J. Stillson Judah, Professor of the History of Religions and Director of Libraries Graduate
Theological Union, Berkeley, California

"Srila Prabhupada's edition thus fills a sensitive gap in France, where many hope to become familiar
with traditional Indian thought, beyond the commercial East‐West hodgepodge that has arisen since
the time Europeans first penetrated India.”Whether the reader be an adept of Indian spiritualism or
not, a reading of the Bhagavad‐Gita as It Is will be extremely profitable. For many this will be the first
contact with the true India, the ancient India, and the eternal India."

Francois Chenique, Professor of Religious Sciences Institute of Political Studies, Paris, France

Monday, May 30, 2011

Let us go through what scholars say about Holy Gita - 4

"No work in all Indian literature is more quoted, because none is better loved, in the West, than the
Bhagavad‐Gita. Translation of such a work demands not only knowledge of Sanskrit, but an inward
sympathy with the theme and a verbal artistry. For the poem is a symphony in which God is seen in
all things. . . . The Swami does a real service for students by investing the beloved Indian epic with
fresh meaning. Whatever our outlook may be, we should all be grateful for the labor that has lead to
this illuminating work."

Dr. Geddes MacGregor, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Philosophy University of Southern

"The Gita can be seen as the main literary support for the great religious civilization of India, the
oldest surviving culture in the world. The present translation and commentary is another
manifestation of the permanent living importance of the Gita."

Thomas Merton, Theologian

"I am most impressed with A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's scholarly and authoritative
edition of Bhagavad‐Gita. It is a most valuable work for the scholar as well as the layman and is of
great utility as a reference book as well as a textbook. I promptly recommend this edition to my
students. It is a beautifully done book."

Dr. Samuel D. Atkins Professor of Sanskrit, Princeton University

"As a successor in direct line from Caitanya, the author of Bhagavad‐Gita As It Is entitled, according
to Indian custom, to the majestic title of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
The great interest that his reading of the Bhagavad‐Gita holds for us is that it offers us an authorized
interpretation according to the principles of the Caitanya tradition."

Olivier Lacombe Professor of Sanskrit and Indology, Sorbonne University, Paris

"I have had the opportunity of examining several volumes published by the Bhaktivedanta Book
Trust and have found them to be of excellent quality and of great value for use in college classes on
Indian religions. This is particularly true of the BBT edition and translation of the Bhagavad‐Gita."

Dr. Frederick B. Underwood Professor of Religion, Columbia University

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Let us go through what scholars say about Holy Gita - 3

"When I read the Bhagavad‐Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else
seems so superfluous."

Albert Einstein

"In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad‐
Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial."

Henry David Thoreau

"The Bhagavad‐Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which
is manifested by actions."

Dr. Albert Schweitzer

"The idea that man is like unto an inverted tree seems to have been current in by gone ages. The link
with Vedic conceptions is provided by Plato in his Timaeus in which it states 'behold we are not an
earthly but a heavenly plant.' This correlation can be discerned by what Krishna expresses in chapter
15 of Bhagavad‐Gita."

Carl Jung

"The Bhagavad‐Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation of human existence. It is a call of
action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander
purpose of the universe."

Prime Minister Nehru

"The marvel of the Bhagavad‐Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables
philosophy to blossom into religion."

Herman Hesse

"I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad‐Gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire
spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence
which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which
exercise us."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Let us go through what scholars say about Holy Gita - 2

"The Bhagavad‐Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to reveal the science of devotion to God which is
the essence of all spiritual knowledge. The Supreme Lord Krishna's primary purpose for descending
and incarnating is to relieve the world of any demoniac and negative, undesirable influences that are
opposed to spiritual development, yet simultaneously it is His incomparable intention to be
perpetually within reach of all humanity."


The Bhagavad‐Gita is not separate from the Vaishnava philosophy and the Srimad Bhagavatam fully
reveals the true import of this doctrine which is transmigration of the soul. On perusal of the first
chapter of Bhagavad‐Gita one may think that they are advised to engage in warfare. When the
second chapter has been read it can be clearly understood that knowledge and the soul is the
ultimate goal to be attained. On studying the third chapter it is apparent that acts of righteousness
are also of high priority. If we continue and patiently take the time to complete the Bhagavad‐Gita
and try to ascertain the truth of its closing chapter we can see that the ultimate conclusion is to
relinquish all the conceptualized ideas of religion which we possess and fully surrender directly unto
the Supreme Lord.

Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati

I seek that Divine Knowledge by knowing which nothing remains to be known!' For such a person
knowledge and ignorance has only one meaning: Have you knowledge of God? If yes, you a Jnani! If
not, you are ignorant. As said in the Gita, chapter XIII/11, knowledge of Self, observing everywhere
the object of true Knowledge i.e. God, all this is declared to be true Knowledge (wisdom); what is
contrary to this is ignorance."

Sri Ramakrishna

Maharishi calls the Bhagavad‐Gita the essence of Vedic Literature and a complete guide to practical
life. It provides "all that is needed to raise the consciousness of man to the highest possible level."
Maharishi reveals the deep, universal truths of life that speak to the needs and aspirations of

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The Gita was preached as a preparatory lesson for living worldly life with an eye to Release, Nirvana.
My last prayer to everyone, therefore, is that one should not fail to thoroughly understand this
ancient science of worldly life as early as possible in one's life.

Lokmanya Tilak

I believe that in all the living languages of the world, there is no book so full of true knowledge, and
yet so handy. It teaches self‐control, austerity, non‐violence, compassion, obedience to the call of
duty for the sake of duty, and putting up a fight against unrighteousness (Adharma). To my
knowledge, there is no book in the whole range of the world's literature as high above as the
Bhagavad‐Gita, which is the treasure‐house of Dharma nor only for the Hindus but foe all mankind.

M. M. Malaviya

Friday, May 27, 2011

Let us go through what scholars say about Holy Gita - 1

"When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope
on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad‐Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to
smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and
new meanings from it every day."

Mahatma Gandhi

"The Bhagavad‐Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a
new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization."

Sri Aurobindo

"The Mahabharata has all the essential ingredients necessary to evolve and protect humanity and
that within it the Bhagavad‐Gita is the epitome of the Mahabharata just as ghee is the essence of
milk and pollen is the essence of flowers."


Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana are but three paths to this end. And common to all the three is
renunciation. Renounce the desires, even of going to heaven, for every desire related with body and
mind creates bondage. Our focus of action is neither to save the humanity nor to engage in social
reforms, not to seek personal gains, but to realize the indwelling Self itself.

Swami Vivekananda (England, London; 1895-96)

"Science describes the structures and processes; philosophy attempts at their explanation. When
such a perfect combination of both science and philosophy is sung to perfection that Krishna was,
we have in this piece of work an appeal both to the head and heart."

Swami Chinmayanand on Gita

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A note on the word "YOGA"

Yoga has two different meanings ‐ a general meaning and a technical meaning. The general meaning
is the joining together or union of any two or more things. The technical meaning is "a state of
stability and peace and the means or practices which lead to that state." The Bhagavad Gita uses the
word with both meanings.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Management needs those who practice what they preach

"Whatever the excellent and best ones do, the commoners follow," says Sri Krishna in the Gita. The
visionary leader must be a missionary, extremely practical, intensively dynamic and capable of
translating dreams into reality. This dynamism and strength of a true leader flows from an inspired
and spontaneous motivation to help others. "I am the strength of those who are devoid of personal
desire and attachment. O Arjuna, I am the legitimate desire in those, who are not opposed to
righteousness," says Sri Krishna in the 10th Chapter of the Gita.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Manager's Mental Health

Sound mental health is the very goal of any human activity ‐ more so management. Sound mental
health is that state of mind which can maintain a calm, positive poise, or regain it when unsettled, in
the midst of all the external vagaries of work life and social existence. Internal constancy and peace
are the pre‐requisites for a healthy stress‐free mind.
Some of the impediments to sound mental health are:
• Greed ‐ for power, position, prestige and money.
• Envy ‐ regarding others' achievements, success, rewards.
• Egotism ‐ about one's own accomplishments.
• Suspicion, anger and frustration.
• Anguish through comparisons.
The driving forces in today's businesses are speed and competition. There is a distinct danger that
these forces cause erosion of the moral fiber, that in seeking the end, one permits oneself immoral
means ‐ tax evasion, illegitimate financial holdings, being "economical with the truth", deliberate
oversight in the audit, too‐clever financial reporting and so on. This phenomenon may be called as
"yayati syndrome".
In the book, the Mahabharata, we come across a king by the name of Yayati who, in order to revel in
the endless enjoyment of flesh exchanged his old age with the youth of his obliging youngest son for
a thousand years. However, he found the pursuit of sensual enjoyments ultimately unsatisfying and
came back to his son pleading him to take back his youth. This "yayati syndrome" shows the conflict
between externally directed acquisitions (extrinsic motivation) and inner value and conscience
(intrinsic motivation.)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Work Results

The Gita further explains the theory of "detachment" from the extrinsic rewards of work in saying:
If the result of sincere effort is a success, the entire credit should not be appropriated by the doer
If the result of sincere effort is a failure, then too the entire blame does not accrue to the doer.
The former attitude mollifies arrogance and conceit while the latter prevents excessive
despondency, de‐motivation and self‐pity. Thus both these dispositions safeguard the doer against
psychological vulnerability, the cause of the modem managers' companions of diabetes, high blood
pressure and ulcers.
Assimilation of the ideas of the Gita leads us to the wider spectrum of "lokasamgraha" (general
welfare) but there is also another dimension to the work ethic ‐ if the "karmayoga" (service) is
blended with "bhaktiyoga" (devotion), then the work itself becomes worship, a "sevayoga" (service
for its own sake.)
Along with bhakti yoga as a means of liberation, the Gita espouses the doctrine of nishkamya karma
or pure action untainted by hankering after the fruits resulting from that action. Modern scientists
have now understood the intuitive wisdom of that action in a new light.
Scientists at the US National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda found that laboratory monkeys
that started out as procrastinators became efficient workers after they received brain injections that
suppressed a gene linked to their ability to anticipate a reward. The scientists reported that the work
ethic of rhesus macaques wasn't all that different from that of many people: "If the reward is not
immediate, you procrastinate", Dr Richmond told LA Times.
(This may sound a peculiarly religious idea but it has a wider application. It could be taken to mean
doing something because it is worthwhile, to serve others, to make the world a better place – Ed.)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Motivation – Self and Selftranscendence

It has been presumed for many years that satisfying lower order needs of workers ‐ adequate food,
clothing and shelter, etc. are key factors in motivation. However, it is a common experience that the
dissatisfaction of the clerk and of the Director is identical ‐ only their scales and composition vary. It
should be true that once the lower‐order needs are more than satisfied, the Director should have
little problem in optimizing his contribution to the organization and society. But more often than
not, it does not happen like that. ("The eagle soars high but keeps its eyes firmly fixed on the dead
animal below.") On the contrary, a lowly paid schoolteacher, or a self‐employed artisan, may well
demonstrate higher levels of self‐actualization despite poorer satisfaction of their lower‐order
This situation is explained by the theory of self‐transcendence propounded in the Gita. Selftranscendence
involves renouncing egoism, putting others before oneself, emphasizing team work,
dignity, co‐operation, harmony and trust – and, indeed potentially sacrificing lower needs for higher
goals, the opposite of Maslow.
"Work must be done with detachment." It is the ego that spoils work and the ego is the centerpiece
of most theories of motivation. We need not merely a theory of motivation but a theory of
The Great Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore (1861‐1941, known as "Gurudev") says working for love
is freedom in action. A concept which is described as "disinterested work" in the Gita where Sri
Krishna says,
"He who shares the wealth generated only after serving the people, through work done as a sacrifice
for them, is freed from all sins. On the contrary those who earn wealth only for themselves, eat sins
that lead to frustration and failure."
Disinterested work finds expression in devotion, surrender and equipoise. The former two are
psychological while the third is determination to keep the mind free of the dualistic (usually taken to
mean "materialistic") pulls of daily experiences. Detached involvement in work is the key to mental
equanimity or the state of "nirdwanda." This attitude leads to a stage where the worker begins to
feel the presence of the Supreme Intelligence guiding the embodied individual intelligence. Such depersonified
intelligence is best suited for those who sincerely believe in the supremacy of
organizational goals as compared to narrow personal success and achievement.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Utilization of available resources

The first lesson of management science is to choose wisely and utilize scarce resources optimally.
During the curtain raiser before the Mahabharata War, Duryodhana chose Sri Krishna's large army
for his help while Arjuna selected Sri Krishna's wisdom for his support. This episode gives us a clue as
to the nature of the effective manager ‐ the former chose numbers, the latter, wisdom.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Work Culture

An effective work culture is about vigorous and arduous efforts in pursuit of given or chosen tasks.
Sri Krishna elaborates on two types of work culture – "daivi sampat" or divine work culture and
"asuri sampat" or demonic work culture.
Daivi work culture ‐ involves fearlessness, purity, self‐control, sacrifice, straightforwardness, selfdenial,
calmness, absence of fault‐finding, absence of greed, gentleness, modesty, absence of envy
and pride.
Asuri work culture ‐ involves egoism, delusion, personal desires, improper performance, work not
oriented towards service.
Mere work ethic is not enough. The hardened criminal exhibits an excellent work ethic. What is
needed is a work ethic conditioned by ethics in work.
It is in this light that the counsel, "yogah karmasu kaushalam" should be understood. "Kaushalam"
means skill or technique of work which is an indispensable component of a work ethic. “Yogah" is
defined in the Gita itself as "samatvam yogah uchyate" meaning an unchanging equipoise of mind
(detachment.) Tilak tells us that acting with an equable mind is Yoga.
(Bal Gangadhar Tilak, 1856‐1920, the precursor of Gandhiji, hailed by the people of India as
"Lokmanya," probably the most learned among the country's political leaders. For a description of
the meanings of the word "Yoga".)
By making the equable mind the bed‐rock of all actions, the Gita evolved the goal of unification of
work ethic with ethics in work, for without ethical process no mind can attain equipoise. The guru,
Adi Sankara (born circa 800 AD), says that the skill necessary in the performance of one's duty is that
of maintaining an evenness of mind in face of success and failure. The calm mind in the face of
failure will lead to deeper introspection and see clearly where the process went wrong so that
corrective steps could be taken to avoid shortcomings in future.
The principle of reducing our attachment to personal gains from the work done is the Gita's
prescription for attaining equanimity. It has been held that this principle leads to lack of incentive for
effort, striking at the very root of work ethic. To the contrary, concentration on the task for its own
sake leads to the achievement of excellence – and indeed to the true mental happiness of the
worker. Thus, while commonplace theories of motivation may be said to lead us to the bondage or
extrinsic rewards, the Gita's principle leads us to the intrinsic rewards of mental, and indeed moral,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Work Commitment

A popular verse of the Gita advises "detachment" from the fruits or results of actions performed in
the course of one's duty. Being dedicated work has to mean "working for the sake of work,
generating excellence for its own sake." If we are always calculating the date of promotion or the
rate of commission before putting in our efforts, then such work is not detached. It is not
"generating excellence for its own sake" but working only for the extrinsic reward that may (or may
not) result.
Working only with an eye to the anticipated benefits, means that the quality of performance of the
current job or duty suffers ‐ through mental agitation of anxiety for the future. In fact, the way the
world works means that events do not always respond positively to our calculations and hence
expected fruits may not always be forthcoming. So, the Gita tells us not to mortgage present
commitment to an uncertain future.
Some people might argue that not seeking the business result of work and actions makes one
unaccountable. In fact, the Bhagavad Gita is full of advice on the theory of cause and effect, making
the doer responsible for the consequences of his deeds. While advising detachment from the avarice
of selfish gains in discharging one's accepted duty, the Gita does not absolve anybody of the
consequences arising from discharge of his or her responsibilities.
Thus the best means of effective performance management is the work itself. Attaining this state of
mind (called "nishkama karma") is the right attitude to work because it prevents the ego, the mind,
from dissipation of attention through speculation on future gains or losses.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The source of the problem

The reasons for this sorry state of affairs are not far to seek. The Western idea of management
centers on making the worker (and the manager) more efficient and more productive. Companies
offer workers more to work more, produce more, sell more and to stick to the organization without
looking for alternatives. The sole aim of extracting better and more work from the worker is to
improve the bottom‐line of the enterprise. The worker has become a hirable commodity, which can
be used, replaced and discarded at will.
Thus, workers have been reduced to the state of a mercantile product. In such a state, it should
come as no surprise to us that workers start using strikes (gheraos) sit‐ins, (dharnas) go‐slows, workto‐
rule etc. to get maximum benefit for themselves from the organizations. Society‐at‐large is
damaged. Thus we reach a situation in which management and workers become separate and
contradictory entities with conflicting interests. There is no common goal or understanding. This,
predictably, leads to suspicion, friction, disillusion and mistrust, with managers and workers at cross
purposes. The absence of human values and erosion of human touch in the organizational structure
has resulted in a crisis of confidence.
Western management philosophy may have created prosperity – for some people some of the time
at least ‐ but it has failed in the aim of ensuring betterment of individual life and social welfare. It has
remained by and large a soulless edifice and an oasis of plenty for a few in the midst of poor quality
of life for many.
Hence, there is an urgent need to re‐examine prevailing management disciplines ‐ their objectives,
scope and content. Management should be redefined to underline the development of the worker
as a person, as a human being, and not as a mere wage‐earner. With this changed perspective,
management can become an instrument in the process of social, and indeed national, development.
Now let us re‐examine some of the modern management concepts in the light of the Bhagavad Gita
which is a primer of management‐by‐values.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Old truths in a new context

The Bhagavad Gita, written thousands of years ago, enlightens us on all managerial techniques
leading us towards a harmonious and blissful state of affairs in place of the conflict, tensions, poor
productivity, absence of motivation and so on, common in most of Indian enterprises today – and
probably in enterprises in many other countries.
The modern (Western) management concepts of vision, leadership, motivation, excellence in work,
achieving goals, giving work meaning, decision making and planning, are all discussed in the
Bhagavad Gita. There is one major difference. While Western management thought too often deals
with problems at material, external and peripheral levels, the Bhagavad Gita tackles the issues from
the grass roots level of human thinking. Once the basic thinking of man is improved, it will
automatically enhance the quality of his actions and their results.
The management philosophy emanating from the West is based on the lure of materialism and on a
perennial thirst for profit, irrespective of the quality of the means adopted to achieve that goal. This
phenomenon has its source in the abundant wealth of the West and so 'management by
materialism' has caught the fancy of all the countries the world over, India being no exception to this
trend. My country, India, has been in the forefront in importing these ideas mainly because of its
centuries old indoctrination by colonial rulers, which has inculcated in us a feeling that anything
Western is good and anything Indian, is inferior.
The result is that, while huge funds have been invested in building temples of modem management
education, no perceptible changes are visible in the improvement of the general quality of life ‐
although the standards of living of a few has gone up. The same old struggles in almost all sectors of
the economy, criminalization of institutions, social violence, exploitation and other vices are seen
deep in the body politic.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Gita Saar for Management Gurus (In Short)

One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is Holy Gita which is considered to be one of the first revelations from God.
Bhagavad‐Gita the essence of Vedic Literature and a complete guide to practical
life. It provides "all that is needed to raise the consciousness of man to the highest possible level."
Arjuna got mentally depressed when he saw his relatives with whom he has to fight.
(Mental health has become a major international public health concern now). To motivate him the
Bhagavad Gita is preached in the battle field Kurukshetra by Lord Krishna to Arjuna as counseling to
do his duty while multitudes of men stood by waiting. It has got all the management tactics to
achieve the mental equilibrium and to overcome any crisis situation. The Bhagavad Gita can be
experienced as a powerful catalyst for transformation. Bhagavad Gita means song of the Spirit, song
of the Lord. The Holy Gita has become a secret driving force behind the unfoldment of one's life. In
the days of doubt this divine book will support all spiritual searches. This divine book will contribute
to self reflection, finer feeling and deepen one's inner process. Then life in the world can become a
real education—dynamic, full and joyful—no matter what the circumstance. May the wisdom of
loving consciousness ever guide us on our journey? What makes the Holy Gita a practical psychology
of transformation is that it offers us the tools to connect with our deepest intangible essence and we
must learn to participate in the battle of life with right knowledge?
The Holy Gita is the essence of the Vedas, Upanishads. It is a universal scripture applicable to people
of all temperaments and for all times. It is a book with sublime thoughts and practical instructions on
Yoga, Devotion, Vedanta and Action. It is profound in thought and sublime in heights of vision. It
brings peace and solace to souls that are afflicted by the three fires of mortal existence, namely,
afflictions caused by one's own body (disease etc), those caused by beings around one (e.g. wild
animals, snakes etc.), and those caused by the gods (natural disasters, earth‐quakes, floods etc).
Mind can be one's friend or enemy. Mind is the cause for both bondage and liberation. The word
mind is derived from man to think and the word man derived from Manu (Sanskrit word for man).
"The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone's heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all
living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy."
There is no theory to be internalized and applied in this psychology. Ancient practices spontaneously
induce what each person needs as the individual and the universal coincide. The work proceeds
through intellectual knowledge of the playing field (jnana yoga), emotional devotion to the ideal
(bhakti yoga) and right action that includes both feeling and knowledge (karma yoga). With ongoing
purification we approach wisdom. The Bhagavad Gita is a message addressed to each and every
human individual to help him or her to solve the vexing problem of overcoming the present and
progressing towards a bright future. Within its eighteen chapters is revealed a human drama. This is
the experience of everyone in this world, the drama of the ascent of man from a state of utter
dejection, sorrow and total breakdown and hopelessness to a state of perfect understanding, clarity,
renewed strength and triumph.
Mind is very restless, forceful and strong, O Krishna, it is more difficult to control the mind than to
control the wind ~ Arjuna to Sri Krishna

In this modern world the art of Management has become a part and parcel of everyday life, be it at
home, in the office or factory and in Government. In all organizations, where a group of human
beings assemble for a common purpose irrespective of caste, creed, and religion, management
principles come into play through the management of resources, finance and planning, priorities,
policies and practice. Management is a systematic way of carrying out activities in any field of
human effort.
Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their weaknesses irrelevant, says
the Management Guru Peter Drucker. It creates harmony in working together ‐ equilibrium in
thoughts and actions, goals and achievements, plans and performance, products and markets. It
resolves situations of scarcity, be they in the physical, technical or human fields, through maximum
utilization with the minimum available processes to achieve the goal. Lack of management causes
disorder, confusion, wastage, delay, destruction and even depression. Managing men, money and
materials in the best possible way, according to circumstances and environment, is the most
important and essential factor for a successful management. It should literally transform how people
think and help them finally realize the potential of a truly universal knowledge that is wisdom.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Finding Love Again

Life partners, lovers, friends, companions – they all have different names through out our lives. No matter which stage of life we find ourselves in, we all seek companionship of one kind or another.

So, the story goes..

You have lost a spouse from a terrible disease or a tragic accident, someone you relied on each and every day for even the smallest of things. Someone who captured your heart and made it go pitter patter. Someone who was the peanut butter to your jelly.

I imagine you wonder if you would ever be happy again.

Some years later, along comes someone, an old friend, someone reliable, kind and someone you are comfortable with. It’s like your batteries have been put on a charger and zap… you smile, not just a simple smile, but one of those curling toes and goose bump smiles.

You feel alive again, you feel needed, wanted and loved in a way you questioned if it was possible ever again.

A beautiful story – finding love again.

What is being replaced is emptiness & lonliness, what’s being replaced is a tear of sadness for one of joy.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friendship, Love, Romance - Everyone has a story

Everyone has a story...
It's not how you tell it,,,
It's How You LIVE it..!!!

Friendship, love and Romance are special part of life...
To Live for your dream is the only thing that makes you go on & on & on...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Management guidelines from the Bhagavad Gita

• There is an important distinction between effectiveness and efficiency in managing.
• Effectiveness is doing the right things.
• Efficiency is doing things right.
• The general principles of effective management can be applied in every field, the differences
being more in application than in principle. The Manager's functions can be summed up as:
• Forming a vision
• Planning the strategy to realize the vision.
• Cultivating the art of leadership.
• Establishing institutional excellence.
• Building an innovative organization.
• Developing human resources.
• Building teams and teamwork.
• Delegation, motivation, and communication.
• Reviewing performance and taking corrective steps when called for.

Thus, management is a process of aligning people and getting them committed to work for a
common goal to the maximum social benefit ‐ in search of excellence.
The critical question in all managers' minds is how to be effective in their job. The answer to this
fundamental question is found in the Bhagavad Gita, which repeatedly proclaims that "you must try
to manage yourself." The reason is that unless a manager reaches a level of excellence and
effectiveness, he or she will be merely a face in the crowd.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Javed Akhtar Special

Kin lafzo'n mein itni kadvi itni kaseeli baat likhoo'n
sher ki maen tehzeeb nibahoo'n ya apne haalaat likhoo'n.

Aisay kia hum ne safar na humsafar na raahbar
utth kar giray,gir kar utthay, jaisay bhi ho chaltay rahe .

Kya khuda ka wasta kya buto'n (idols) ka wasta
aadmi ke waastay aadmi ka saath do. (Jan nisar akhtar)

Her khushi mein koi kami si hai.
Hansti aankhon mein bhi nami (wetness) si hai..

Zindagi tanha safar ki raat hai
apne apne hauslay ki baat hai .(Jan nisar akhtar)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

11 in 2011

This year we are going to experience four unusual dates -
1 - 1/1/11
2 - 1/11/11
3 - 11/1/11
4 - 11/11/11
and that`s not all.
Take the last two digits of your year of birth.
Now add the age youwill be this year,
and the result will be 111 for everyone!
This is the year of Money!
This year October will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Saturdays.
This happens only every 823 years.
These particular years are known as "MONEYBAGS"
The proverb goes that this year if for Money as per Chinese Feng- Shui.
So make Money.. Honey..

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bhagavad Gita and Management World Management Lessons from India

The despondency of Arjuna in the first chapter of the Gita is typically human. Sri Krishna, by sheer
power of his inspiring words, changes Arjuna's mind from a state of inertia to one of righteous
action, from the state of what the French philosophers call "anomie" or even alienation, to a state of
self‐confidence in the ultimate victory of "dharma" (ethical action.)
When Arjuna got over his despondency and stood ready to fight, Sri Krishna reminded him of the
purpose of his new‐found spirit of intense action ‐ not for his own benefit, not for satisfying his own
greed and desire, but for the good of many, with faith in the ultimate victory of ethics over unethical
actions and of truth over untruth.
Sri Krishna's advice with regard to temporary failures is, "No doer of good ever ends in misery."
Every action should produce results. Good action produces good results and evil begets nothing but
evil. Therefore, always act well and be rewarded.
My purport is not to suggest discarding of the Western model of efficiency, dynamism and striving
for excellence but to tune these ideals to India's holistic attitude of "lokasangraha" ‐ for the welfare
of many, for the good of many. There is indeed a moral dimension to business life. What we do in
business is no different, in this regard, to what we do in our personal lives. The means do not justify
the ends. Pursuit of results for their own sake is ultimately self‐defeating. ("Profit," said Matsushitasan
in another tradition "is the reward of correct behavior." – Ed.)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Chetan Bhagat @ Symbiosis

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Luv U Meow (Maa.. Meri Maa... Pyaari Maa.. Muma..)

Thanks for always being the ones to pack my lunches,
clean my rooms, give me luv, pamper me and get on my very last nerves.

Without you, many of I would not have become what I am today.

To celebrate all you hard work, sufferings, sacrifices and no monetary pay.
I want to thank you on this Mother’s Day (May 8,2011).

I m lucky to have you
and YES m proud of u too.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

ShahRukh – Gauri: The Real Love Story

Shahrukh’s personal story can never be complete if one were not to talk about his romance and subsequent marriage with Gauri Chhiba, the daughter of retired Major Ramesh Chhiba, who had been born a vegetarian, was a Hindu Brahmin, and even had a temple within his house. Shahrukh being a Muslim in India where religion plays a key role while deciding the destiny of marital alliances, his marrying Gauri whom he had met in 1984 and eventually married in 1991 was indeed a tough task to accomplish.

The relationship between the two had been kept under wraps, and understandably so because Gauri’s parents would not have accepted it. Or, so it seemed for quite some time even while the twosome continued to meet up for six long years. The youngest in a Punjabi joint family with around 15 members, that Gauri would marry someone from her community was a foregone conclusion.

As for Shahrukh, he was willing to do anything to get her in his life, and it is said that he had entered Gauri’s household by posing as Abhimanyu during the girl’s birthdayparty. Abhimanyu…. Who? Yes! The character that Shahrukh had just started to play in the television serial Fauji that was being directed by the retired Lieutenant Colonel Raj Kapoor. The serial based on life in the army had made Shahrukh’s character really popular, and people around even said that he looked quite a bit like Dilip Kumar when he attended the birthday party in Gauri’s house that day.

The story of Shahrukh and Gauri’s relationship continued to add a new chapter with every passing day, and not all of them were bliss-laden as is the case with all human relationships. He was tremendously, in fact uncomfortably possessive about his lady love, so much that he would pick up a quarrel with her even if she let her hair down… literally. Finally, Gauri lost her cool and realized that she wanted to get away from the emotional bedlam in 1989. Without informing Shahrukh, she came down to Mumbai with her pals just a day after the former had celebrated her birthday in his room by decorating it the best way he could have and giving her lots of presents.

It was when Gauri had left for Mumbai that Cupid shot that one decisive arrow. Shahrukh just had gone to the city of dreams where his love had gone, and he ended up telling everything to his mother who was supportive and open-minded as always. Not only did she give her son Rs 10,000, she also advised him to go to Mumbai and get his love back. Shahrukh went there with his friends, and what followed sounds like a chapter straight out of fictional romantic folklore.

In the huge city, he and his friends kept looking for Gauri, and especially around the beachees because of his awareness that she was attracted to them in a big way. On the last day of his stay in Mumbai, since he had run short of financial fuel obviously, a cab guy advised him to go to a place called the Aksa Beach. From there, they ferried across to a place called Gorai and, after searching frantically, managed to track her down when she was standing in the water! Once the duo saw each other, they embraced each other and started crying. That was the defining moment in their relationship, because it was clear to both of them that they need to be with each other all their lives.

The problem the couple apprehended was because of Gauri’s set-up that consisted of simple people who were loyal to Indian social norms and did not question the tenets of tradition: which, in this case, implied that having a son-in-law who belonged to a different religion. This was a thought that would have never crossed their minds. But the time when the twosome had to marry had to surface some day or the other, and that did happen in 1991. The couple went ahead and put up a notice for a court marriage which, according to the Indian marital laws, meant that their names were displayed in front of the court in a notice for one long month.

Shahrukh and Gauri had to hide the notice from their parents, so they did the most obvious thing. They gave a address and said it was their own. The poor fellow had to suffer the repercussions. The parochial among the Hindus made a group and shouted in front of his house, and so did their Muslim counterpart. During those 30 days, the life of his friend was absolutely miserable, but then both Shahrukh and Gauri did not have a choice because they were really concerned about the latter’s parents.

Those 30 days proved to be critical for the young couple. They worked hard towards convincing Gauri’s parents, and eventually managed to make them see their point of view. That they would have a court marriage after the notice period got over was decided upon, and it was on August 26 that this ceremony was finally solemnised in the court. They also got married in keeping with Hindu and Muslim traditions seperately. In fact, it was Gauri who insisted that they should have a Muslim wedding too, and the roots of a secular family set-up had been firmly established be them.

This was the time when Shahrukh was making his initial forays in Bollywood, and among his forthcoming films were Deewana and Raju Bangaya Gentleman while he was shooting for Dil Aashna Hai as well.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy 4th Marriage Anniversary - ABHI & AISH

My favourite actress Aishwarya Rai got married on this auspicious day with the love of her life Abhishek Bachhan as per Hindi Calender.

Abhishek was younger than her and Aishwarya is Manglik and Abhishek not thatsy they cose this day to get married to nullify any doshas if exists in their kundli.

I wish i too get marry on this day someday. (lolz....)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gold is Golden

It's true.

The rich ARE getting richer.

Whether the economy is up or down and whether unemployment is high or low...
the billionaires of the world always seem two steps ahead of EVERYONE ELSE.

In fact, Forbes recently reported that over the past year alone, the richest people in
the world are now $1 trillion richer!

That's $1,000,000,000,000... or twelve zeros.

All the while, everyone else's retirement funds, investments, and salaries either remained
stagnant or dropped!
It doesn't just seem unfair.

It's downright infuriating!

And get this:

They're making their killing, right now, through ditching their stock portfolios!

That's right. The world's wealthiest people – guys like George Soros, Bill Gates, and
Warren Buffett – aren't using the stock market to expand their fortunes.

In fact, they're running from investments traded in ANY paper currency.

Instead, they're stocking up on as much precious metals as they can afford.

and GOLD is making HUGE money around the GLOBE

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fake Fake fake - OSAMA v/s OBAMA

Justice has not been done.
Because justice can never be done.
Death escapes all commensuration, all accounting, all transaction.
Death is of the order of the radically singular – only she who is dead is the subject of death and no one else can occupy that position. No death can commensurate those who died on September 11, 2001 and no deaths can commensurate the over a hundred thousand (and counting) who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq in the decade since 9/11 2001.

Don`t know what is true and what not.
I even doubt on that attack and on this revenge too.
Save Humanity

GOD Please bring Peace into our lives....

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Don`t b Rude

I don’t think many people realize this because they think,
as long as the rudeness isn’t directed to me, I don’t have a
problem. I believe that rudeness not only affects the
person they are rude to, but also others. One of the things
I have always tried to make a
safe environment. Noone is allowed to be rude to me or to
anyone. There were no name calling or bullying tolerated at all.

One of the ways to teach this was being respectful.
Greet people with a handshake (which is also an important job skill) and call by names (do remember it carefully).
Everyone actually enjoy this small act of respect that I gave them.

We talked a lot about rudeness and ways that people are rude.
We also talked about how we might not see something one way
but that others would perceive it differently and that we
need to be aware of these perceptions. I notice this when
some people are in a public place and are talking extremely
loudly on their cell phones. This drives me crazy but the
person on the phone never seems to notice other people.

After we do certain acts of rudeness, Don’t stop
there. Instead come up with a replacement
behavior or alternative to the behavior. Just by recognizing
the behavior is not enough. One need to know what else to
do because sometimes rudeness can be a habit. Instead of
making fun of people, practice encouraging them
by applauding after a presentation, or giving them encouraging
words when they are struggling. This behavior
actually improves peer relationships too.

We look at tone of voice and body language too. Sometimes when
we are mad (at others or ourselves) we can be rude to others.
Removing ourselves from a situation or explaining to others how
we are feeling can sometimes help.
Learning self awareness is important. Our actions really do
affect others and can cause negative effects if we are rude.
We need to know what we are doing and why we are doing them in
order to be successful in today’s society.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Zero Oil Food - SAAOL Heart Foundation

I have recently been to seminnar of Dr. Bimal Chajer. He is running SAAOL Heart Foundation all across the country and these camps are sponsored by Emami foundation. 0% oil cooking is taught in the camps.

SAAOL does not only treat heart patients with diet, education, medicines, YOGA, Natural Bypass but also treat the cause of STRESS.

The SAAOL health program is based on 2 main ideologies:

1. Changing self-destructive sedentary lifestyles.

2. Properly setting our daily diets as per balanced nutritional program.

Best thing I got to learn from him is that it is not at all necessary to live without eating your favourite food. Just try Zero Oil Cooking and believe me I tried it and found no difference between in taste.

He just replaced OIL with WATER
and its AMAZING!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Write Something

Write something that you and I have lived together below this blog as a comment.
It doesnt matter if you know me little or too much.
Anything that comes to your mind works!
Remind me of the moments we shared.
But don`t be mean :-)