I have got 2 stories to tell you about that.
You may have heard the famous brand of toothpaste “COLGATE”, well my teacher told me this story about 6 years ago…
Colgate’s sale wasn’t increasing after so much of marketing, so the team of H.O.D. and Managers were called for a meeting and the agenda was how should they increase the sale of toothpaste. Everyone was thinking so hard and then a former peon entered the room for serving the water. While they were discussing this, peon listened and said that he have a suggestion regarding this problem. Everyone was thinking that he would be going to give some shitty suggestion. His suggestion was to increase the diameter of hole where we extract the toothpaste. Idea was great and considered and applied to manufacturing units. Results were great. Smart peon.
Another example was of 2 different companies manufacturing the same product. They were facing same problem with the last stage of packing. Their machine was having some bugs, it usually left some packets empty.
One company owner who was from Germany, bought a 2.5 crore machine which uses x-rays to identify that whether packet is filled or empty, and he has to pay for an extra worker who operates the machine.
Another company owner who was from India, bought a 50000 rupees high capacity fans and applied to the final production chain, now the packets were empty will flew away from the chain. No requirement of an extra labour. See how smart.
People in India will tend to reduce efforts from almost every place, that’s our lifestyle. We check several times that is there any short ways of doing the same work before doing it actually. People call it “smart” we call it “जुगाड़”
Amazing Facts about India and Indians
Take a look at some achievements of our country and its people:
1. India is the world`s largest, oldest, continuous civilization.
2. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
3. India is the world`s largest democracy.
4. Varanasi, also known as Benares, was called “the ancient city” when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C.E, and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
5. India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
6. The World`s first university was established in Takshashila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
7. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
8. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
9. Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India`s wealth.
10. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindhu 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit `Nou`.
11. Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
12. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.
13. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 10**12(10 to the power of 12).
14. IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdish Bose and not Marconi.
15. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
16. According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake called Sudarshana was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya`s time.
17. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it.
This law of cause and effect is not punishment, but is wholly for the sake of education or learning.
A person may not escape the consequences of his actions, but he will suffer only if he himself has made the conditions ripe for his suffering. Ignorance of the law is no excuse whether the laws are man-made or universal.
To stop being afraid and to start being empowered in the worlds of karma and reincarnation, here is what you need to know about karmic laws.
1. THE GREAT LAW
– “As you sow, so shall you reap”. This is also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect”.
– Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.
– If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Love, Friendship… Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving and a True Friend.
2. THE LAW OF CREATION
– Life doesn’t just HAPPEN, it requires our participation.
– We are one with the Universe, both inside and out.
– Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.
– BE yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have present in your Life.
3. THE LAW OF HUMILITY
– What you refuse to accept, will continue for you.
– If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.
4. THE LAW OF GROWTH
– “Wherever you go, there you are”.
– For us to GROW in Spirit, it is we who must change – and not the people, places or things around us.
– The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES and that is the only factor we have control over.
– When we change who and what we are within our heart our life follows suit and changes too.
5. THE LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY
– Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something wrong in me.
– We mirror what surrounds us – and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.
– We must take responsibility what is in our life.
6. THE LAW OF CONNECTION
– Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected.
– Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.
– Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.
– Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance,
– As they were both needed to accomplish the task.
– Past-Present-Future they are all connected…
7. THE LAW OF FOCUS
– You can not think of two things at the same time.
– When our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.
8. THE LAW OF GIVING AND HOSPITALITY
– If you believe something to be true,then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth.
– Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned, into actual PRACTICE.
9. THE LAW OF HERE AND NOW
– Looking backward to examine what was, prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW.
– Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams…
– Prevent us from having new ones.
10. THE LAW OF CHANGE
– History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.
11. THE LAW OF PATIENCE AND REWARD
– All Rewards require initial toil.
– Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.
– True joy follows doing what we’re suppose to be doing, and waiting for the reward to come in on its own time.
12. THE LAW OF SIGNIFICANCE AND INSPIRATION
– You get back from something whatever YOU have put into it.
– The true value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it.
– Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.
– Lack luster contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it.
– Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire, the Whole.
Use the 3 seconds rule
For instance when I wake up and want to work out, I take 3 seconds to jump out of bed, sometimes your body can have a profound impact on your mind. The 3 seconds is not enough for my mind to react and start thinking about all the thoughts one crosses like “its too cold” “its too late or early”. I use the same thing when I am feeling low or depressed I get up in 3 seconds of realizing I am in that state and quickly do something, sing out loud, or shake it off, or clap my hands. This works as immediate distraction and can even help you make habits. But, what do you do if you already start thinking and remember the rule, no worries do it anyways! What do you got to lose? Nothing. But, remember it won’t work if you don’t try it. Give it a go!
Make a list
… of what you want to do more. I make a list of what I want to do more and the beauty of it is our brains have been trained to find answers so when you ask a question like what do I want to do more it will give you an answer. Try it: Laugh more ? Watch Russle peters. Dance more ? Do zumba and so on. The list almost broadens my mind and makes me realize all the things I can be doing.
Sometimes feelings of depression arise when you cannot process your thoughts and feelings in an organized manner. Maybe you just feel strongly about somethings than other people. You have not quite gone in detail to tell us what are these negative things that cause you to feel depressed but being your true self will help you a lot. Once you realize your authenticity and how unique you are, you feel more comfortable in expressing your thoughts and processing it. You won’t be too critical of yourself.
Lastly, everyone has a bad day or bad days know that it does not make you and define you, you are allowed to feel bad about things sometimes. Practice the habits that make you happy and soon positivism will find your way. Cheers!
You keep quiet at right time.
You do not explain yourself to others because
you know that majority won’t understand you.
You understand what others want to hear from you.
You know how your friend/family member will react in a particular situation.
You know what would be a perfect birthday present for your loved ones.
You know how to keep your personal and professional life apart yet balanced.
You know when to say “NO”. You can stand by your decision, no matter right or wrong.
You are far away from drama and melodramatic people.
You know your books are your best friends.
You can travel alone without being taken care of.
You can come up with awesome and believable excuses.
You know how to get your work done.
You know where it hurts the most (to your enemies). You know how to love your family, no matter if it is perfect or not and you are always there with them in the time of need.