Tracks Vs Trains!

Some people are like tracks;
they are important,

but they are neither meant to be popular nor should they attempt it.

If they do, they will lose the identity and will be cursed.

Tracks don’t move. Trains do.

Tracks are not popular.

Popularity is an illusion.

Perform is supreme.

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The Oil Lamp!

An oil lamp has three parts.

Vessel, wick and oil.

A wick acts as a medium for the oil to pass and burn and give a controlled flame. ( Capillary Action)

It appears that the wick is burning. But as long as the oil is there the wick doesn’t burn.

Wick should not ever think that is the source of light. It should remember that it will be alive as long as it acts only as a medium. It must do its duty of being just a medium.

The moment it tries to become the source, its burning starts and its end is near.

This World is a Vessel.

Oil is the Divine Power.

We are wicks.

Lesson- Humility.

Communication and the two senses!

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SBS ke Do Saal!

Wo IB mess ki thaali,
Wo kaku fruit stall waali,
Wo choti si aankhen aur badese sapne,
Wo SBS ke do saal apne;

Wo banned orkut and free wifi,
Wo compulsory helmet,
Wo cafeteria ki chai;

Wo Daange Chowk tak ka shared auto,
Wo hostel ke gate ke saamne ki pyaari si group photo;

Wo Bala Sir ke permanent 3 Ds,
Wo Balle Balle ki sikanji and parathe with double cheese;

Wo SBS ki trademark corporate clap,
Wo lunch ke samay ki sweet short and much needed power nap;

Wo library se dher saari books uthaana,
Aur phir unhe  hamesha bina padhe hi with fine lautanaa;

Wo expensive items at navrang,
Wo roz 9 baje pahuchne ki jung;

Wo B-Law ke boring lectures aur lengthy ppt,
Jinse aankhe khuli rakh ke sone ki kala humne seekhi;

Wo raj mess ka sandwich aur sizwaan rice,
Wo adlabs mein morning show jaana at half the price;

Wo 95 percent attendance ke liye kiye calculation,
Wo Reddy sir ke black and white- only text waale presentation;

Wo Bijju Sir ki dehshat,
Wo Drishti mein mehnat,
Wo Council ka khauf,
Wo gaano ka shuak;

Wo Ramashastri Sir ki news based teachings, Wo Prantosh Sir ki OHP sheets,
Wo choti moti masti, Aur maggie ki treats;

Deshpande Sir ne laaya marketing mein alpha, gama aur theeta,
Unki difficult case study par hamne hamesha maatha peeta;

Wo exams, wo results, wo crush ki baatein,
Wo hostel mein bina neend ki bitaayi hui raatein;

Wo blazer aur saari  ke saath placements ki taayari,
Wo recession ki aansu laa dene waali bimaari;

Saalon gujar gaye hum aaj bhi un dino ki baat karte hai, SBS aur doston hum tumhe yaad karte hai.

~Vinay Sarda
(vinsomequotes.wordpress.com)

Lessons from a Dragon Fly!

My wife saw a dragon fly continuously banging its head against the transparent glass of a sliding window in my room. Perhaps, the dragon fly wanted to go out in the garden, badly. My wife opened the window so that it could escape. To our surprise it did not move ahead. Something it was trying so badly for was there to be explored but it refused to move.

I saw this, and I ‘wondered’.

Often, we also keep knocking the door of some opportunity that we want to realize, but when the opportunity is there right in front of us, we lose our senses, we get numb, we question ourselves- Should we really do it? Can we really do it? Is it worth the effort? These were the instant thoughts that occurred to me.

I was still wondering when I realized that it was very windy outside and the pressure of the wind rushing into my room was too high for the dragon fly to move ahead. ‘May be’ what the dragon fly saw from inside was a clear open space, a garden, it imagined other dragon flies outside with whom it can roam around because ‘it looked so’. Dragon fly could not imagine and take into account the speed of the wind. The dragon fly got only a rosy and easy picture of the outer world and hence it was trying hard. It was not a mature view.

Often, what we see as an easy opportunity is often accompanied with a huge rush of wind, with several difficulties that are often invisible to an ‘inexperienced’ and sometimes even to an ‘experienced’ eye.

I closed the window. The dragon got settled, relaxed for some time and then moved to the next window, banging its head continuously.

I questioned myself-  Am I a dragon fly?

Life’s Shape!

They first said that high school marks is a turning point.

Then they stressed that selection of graduation stream
is a turning point.

Then they explained that first job is a turning point.

Then they mentioned that choosing a life partner is a turning point.

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Dear all, if life has so many turning points then life must be circular in shape.

Reading Vs Searching

People read. People search. Reading and searching both help people to get information and knowledge.

Reading is like digging the well; well in advance. Searching is like digging the well; only when one is thirsty. Often you can’t depend on digging the well only when thirsty. Often there is no option but to dig the well only when the need arises.

In this dynamic world both are important. Reading helps you grow your mind. Searching basically gives information. Raju is more dependent on searching than on reading. He must understand searching is not a substitute of reading.

The challenge is to have enough wells prepared well in advance and also to know where exactly to dig the well (keywords) when one is thirsty.