Archive for December, 2010

What is heavier than lead? …

Posted on December 14, 2010. Filed under: Guide Posts, Quotes, The Good Book |

What is heavier than lead? And what is its name except Fool?
Sand, salt and a piece of iron are easier to bear than a stupid man.

Like a dog that returns to his vomit, so is a fool who repeats his folly.

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
The vexation of a fool is known at once but the prudent man ignores an insult.

Do not follow your base desires but restrain your appetites. If you allow your soul to take pleasure in base desires, it will make you the laughing stock of your enemies.

Flee from Sin as from a snake; for if you approach it, it will bite you. Its teeth are lion’s teeth and destroy the souls of men.

When a sieve is shaken, the refuse remains. So a man’s filth remains in his thought.

Do not envy the honors of a sinner, for you do not know what his end will be.

The Good Book

 

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Tuesdays with Morrie…

Posted on December 11, 2010. Filed under: Books, Guide Posts |

‘Tuesdays with Morrie’, is a non fiction novel by Mitch Albom, a student of sociologist Morrie Schwartz. After graduation Mitch learns that Morrie has ALS, the terminal disease named after Lou Gehrig, the Baseball Great. Mitch begins to visit his professor and his book chronicles the lessons he learns from Morrie.

An excerpt.

‘Don’t run from emotions, embrace them. Only once you embrace them, can you recognize them and detach from them.

For example Fear. Do not be afraid, but feel it. Once you feel it, you’ll recognize it the next time and detach yourself from that emotion’

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On Fear of God …

Posted on December 5, 2010. Filed under: The Good Book |

Some excerpts from the Good Book …

Fear of God is the beginning of knowledge. This fear is instruction in wisdom and humility.

The reward for humility and fear of God are riches and honor for life. No one is greater than the one who fears God.

He, who fears God will accept His discipline and those who rise early to seek Him will find favor.

Do not be afraid of sudden panic or of the ruin of the wicked when it comes. God will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

Many are the plans in the mind of man, but it is the purpose of God that will be established.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your path.

God is a strong tower and the righteous man runs into it and is safe. God lifts him out of his low estate and raises up his head so that many are amazed at him.

See with your eyes that I have labored little and found for myself much rest.

‘Give me neither poverty nor riches.

Feed me the food that is needful for me,

lest I be full and deny Thee and say – ‘Who is God?’

–  Or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God’.

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An Aim for Life …

Posted on December 3, 2010. Filed under: Personal Magnetism |

Apropos the Post, ‘Khushwant Singh on Happiness’. Here is a look at what could be an aim in life. These three things should easily make for a Successful Life.

First of all one should aim for and achieve Financial Independence. This is of course the starting point and vital for taking care of basic stuff.

Second, one should aim to obtain the Respect and Confidence of Others. This would include family, friends, the social network and people we come in contact with in all possible ways and at different times.

Third, one should aim for Mastery over all the Affairs of One’s Life. This has a rather generic meaning and would cover everything from the work place to family and the social field. It would help know the difference between Master and Slave.

No Person needs more. Few have achieved as much.

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On Friends and Foes …

Posted on December 1, 2010. Filed under: The Good Book |

This is stuff from the Good Book –

A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter. He that has found one, has found a treasure.

Let those that are at peace with you, be many. But let your advisor be one in a thousand.

When a powerful man invites you, be reserved and he will invite you the more often.. He will test you through much talk and while he talks, he will be examining you.

Never trust your enemy, for like the rusting of copper, so is his wickedness. Even when he humbles himself and goes about cringing, watch yourself and be on your guard against him.

Do not put him next to you, lest he overthrow you and take your place.

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat. And if he is thirsty, give him water to  drink, for you will then heap coals of fire on his head.


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