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Some Friday Thoughts About Dreams And Hard work 

#LifeIsBeautiful #DreamsDoComeTrue  #Fridaythoughts 

Several years back, I used to go daily to office in same Auto Rickshaw and the drive to office used to be for 1 hour and Auto Driver Bhayya and me used to talk about current affairs, Indian history, world history. He is one wise auto driver who couldn’t pursue academics because of lack of focus on academics in his growing years in spite of being intelligent.
He didn’t want his daughters to miss the beauty of academics like him. But his elder daughter was little skeptical about big dreams because she used to think ” Auto driver’s daughter cannot afford to dream high”. 
Auto Bhayya knows about inspiring tale of my Dad ” Bank messenger to Bank Manager” and he knows that I was a Physics Lecturer earlier and he knows about the kids I taught in my colony too. So once he requested me help his daughters dream high, tell them about different career paths and how we should not compromise on our dreams in whichever state we are.
One fine weekend he brought his daughters to our home. Those two beautiful lil girls dressed in their best attires and came to our bungalow( I used the word bungalow because those girls were literally in awe seeing our building…our home). After giving them lots of snacks, the first question I asked them is ” How is this building”. They said ” It is very big like a palace Akka(Sis)! ” . I said to them ” Do you know who built it” and then told to them the story of my Dad. How my Dad’s family struggled in poverty, How he started his career as bank messenger, how he studied while working and how he became a Bank Manager”. This story of my Dad  was a good ice breaker with those lil girls. 
And then, slowly those girls started feeling comfortable talking with me. For the next weekends, they used to come to our home. Each weekend, I used to discuss with them about dreams, dreaming big, different career paths, how to study , what to study and every weekend i used to give them different tasks to research , study, think and complete by next weekend. I used to lend my childhood books to them so that they develop reading habits.
After some months, i got job in different city and I left. In due course of time this Auto Bhayya moved to another part of city and we weren’t in touch.
Last year, in these months of June/July when I was lazily walking in our colony , suddenly his van stopped and his daughters waved a bigggg Hiiiii to me with super excitement. They told that elder one is preparing for medicine entrance exam and second one is  12 th class.
Today, after a week of rest in home, along with my mom and my aunt I wanted to go for some shopping and I was waiting for auto. And to my surprise, it’s the same Auto Driver bhayyya.

First thing he told me is ” Chellama ( Sis) ! My elder daughter got a good rank in medical entrance and my second daughter got seat in Chemical Technology in this prestigious college of Hyderabad”.  I was in tears out of happiness.
Auto Driver bhayya might have taken his academics lightly but he took at most care about his daughters academics. He used to ensure that rights habits were in place. He ensured that his daughters read news paper everyday, he ensured that they at home don’t watch all time killing and brain draining daily tv serials or cartoons . Instead he encouraged them to play with other kids, read books.
Who says we can’t change our destiny.

Won’t Goddess of luck come to the people who work hard with sincerity and hope 🙂
Happy Friday.
Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Oh…No…Need not be taken seriously….

Oh…No….Need not be taken Seriously

Youngest in the home.Family thought ” Oh! No..need not be taken seriously.She will never leave”.
Shy and calm one among  the classmates at school.Classmates thought ” Oh! No…need not be taken seriously.She will never leave”.
Simple and not demanding one with the love of the life.He thought ” Oh! No…need not be taken seriously.She will never leave”.

Always available and not complaining one with the best friend.She thought ” Oh! No…need not be taken seriously. She will never leave”.

One day, She took herself seriously, left all these and She never cameback to all these thinking ”  Oh !  No…They need not be taken Seriously ” 😉 
~ Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Some Sincere Thoughts On ANGER, INTROSPECTION & GOD

 

Namaste  to All of You 🙂

Has been so many days that i wrote a blog on serious topic here.

First of all, let me ask you one question

“Do you get angry? ”

Ok..that was a stupid question. Of course we do get angry.

Let me ask you one more question .

“Do you get angry on yourself?  and How do you deal that anger? ”

We all have our ways of dealing anger on others and the anger on self. However, through my personal experience of all these years, I realized how my methods of dealing anger have been transforming.

Yes, of course the way we deal with our anger on others and the anger on self depends on so many aspects. I donot want to deep dive into those reasons in this post, however, I want to emphasize on one factor called ” Consciousness of God ” / “Krishna Consciousness” .

If we develop this Consciousness of God , there is lot of strength, fearlessness and the rate of recovery from the anger is pretty fast. The storms in the mind get tamed by the self introspection and the calmness in the mind is restored in a good speed.

In this life, there are some events we need to suffer because of our prarabda karma. We cannot avoid it. Ok, you might be curious to know about “Prarabdha Karma”. Do google about it, it is quite interesting concept. Gives answers to so many of our mysterious questions and situations of life. However, in this journey of dealing our karma, we can make our approach to karma better by developing consciousness of God.

Life at work or at home is all about restoration of normalcy in the times of any incidents. The rate at which we restore to normalcy is called the “maturity of the system” and how does that maturity develop? By having effective processes, mechanisms, support systems in place. It is quite impossible to have zero incidents in life or at work however restoring to normalcy and ensuring that there is no impact on overall system is the main criteria.

Consider any matured organization, the number of major incidents they have and the rate at which they restore their services to normalcy happens in Gods speed. How are they able to do it? They have effective process, tools and people in place.

Consider any matured individual. The way they deal the major incidents. problems and disasters in their life. They do suffer, however they get back to normalcy pretty fast. How do they do it? They have effective, resilient inner systems of ethics, values and of almighty.

Whether it is matured organizations or matured people they constantly do self introspection and improve their ways of dealing the stuff.

We need stronger individuals, because it is individuals who make a society and stronger individuals contribute to stronger societies. We need to make continuous effort to make ourself more strong internally in all the aspects.

Yesterday in my regular reading of Srimadh Bhaghavatam, I got to read below slokas in the Canto 6 and this all made me stop for few minutes and think about the topic of Anger, self introspection and God 🙂

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yaḥ samutpatitaṁ deha
ākāśān manyum ulbaṇam
ātma-jijñāsayā yacchet
sa guṇān ativartate
Translation:
One who inquires into self-realization and thus subdues his powerful anger — which awakens suddenly in the body as if falling from the sky — transcends the influence of the modes of material nature.
Purport:

When one becomes angry, he forgets himself and his situation, but if one is able to consider his situation by knowledge, one transcends the influence of the modes of material nature. One is always a servant of lusty desires, anger, greed, illusion, envy and so forth, but if one obtains sufficient strength in spiritual advancement, one can control them. One who obtains such control will always be transcendentally situated, untouched by the modes of material nature. This is only possible when one fully engages in the service of the Lord.  Courtesy:  This beautiful site

 

Hope you enjoyed, reading this post. Do share your thoughts with me on this topic 🙂

Warm Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

 

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Visit to beautiful Konkan beaches town ” Harihareshwar”

Last Sunday had a good time visiting Harihareshwar. It was such a relaxing and fun filled trip.

What super fun it was eating in the forrests and spending hours in water in the beaches .

Some details about this place:

Harihareshwar is a town in Raigad district, inMaharashtraIndia. It is surrounded by three hills named Harihareshwar, Harshinachal and Pushpadri. The river Savitri enters theArabian Sea from the town of Harihareshwar. Towards the north of the town is the temple of Lord Harihareshwar, said to have been blessed by Lord Shiva. Hence Harihareshwar is often referred to as Dev-ghar or “house of God”.

Besides a major pilgrimage center, Harihareshwar is a popular beach resort with two beaches, one to the north and the other to the south of the temple. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation has a resort on the south beach. Harihareshwar, along with Shrivardhan and Diveagar Beachforms a popular weekend beach destination from Pune (190 km)

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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शक्ति और क्षमा Shakti aur Kshama (Strength and Mercy)

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कवि: रामधारी सिंह “दिनकर” Poet: Ramdhari Singh “Dinkar” Translation: the maVerick
क्षमा, दया, तप, त्याग, मनोबल
सबका लिया सहारा
पर नर व्याघ सुयोधन तुमसे
कहो कहाँ कब हारा?
Kshama, daya, tap, tyaag, manobal
Sabka liya sahara
Par nar vyagh Suyodhan tumse
Kaho kahan kab haara?
Mercy, resolve, tact, tolerance
You’ve tried everything and some
But o my king of men
When did Suyodhan succumb?
क्षमाशील हो ॠपु-सक्षम
तुम हुये विनीत जितना ही
दुष्ट कौरवों ने तुमको
कायर समझा उतना ही
Kshamasheel ho rrpu-saksham
Tum huye vineet jitna hi
Dusht Kauravon ne tumko
Kaayar samjha utna hi
The more forgiving you were
In your humane compassion
The more these rouge Kauravas
Pegged you as cowardly ashen
अत्याचार सहन करने का
कुफल यही होता है
पौरुष का आतंक मनुज
कोमल होकर खोता है
Atyachar sahan karne ka
Kufal yahi hota hai
Paurush ka aatank manuj
Komal hokar khota hai
This is the consequence
Of tolerating atrocities
The awe of machismo is lost
When one’s gentle n kindly
क्षमा शोभती उस भुजंग को
जिसके पास गरल है
उसका क्या जो दंतहीन
विषरहित विनीत सरल है
Kshama shobhti us bhujang ko
Jiske paas garal hai
Uska kya jo dantheen
Vishrahit vineet saral hai
Forgiveness is becoming of
The serpent that’s got venom
None cares for the toothless,
Poisonless, kind, gentle one
तीन दिवस तक पंथ मांगते
रघुपति सिंधु किनारे
बैठे पढते रहे छन्द
अनुनय के प्यारे प्यारे
Teen divas tak panth mangte
Raghupati sindhu kinare
Baithey padhtey rahey chhand
Anunay ke pyaare pyaare
For three days Lord Raam kept
Asking the ocean for a passage
Sitting there he petitioned
Using the sweetest words to engage
उत्तर में जब एक नाद भी
उठा नही सागर से
उठी अधीर धधक पौरुष की
आग राम के शर से
Uttar mein jab ek naad bhi
Utha nahi saagar se
Uthi adheer dhadhak paurush ki
Aag raam ke shar se
When in response there was
Not a whisper from the sea
A raging fire of endeavor
Rose from Raam’s body
सिंधु देह धर त्राहि-त्राहि
करता आ गिरा शरण में
चरण पूज दासता गृहण की
बंधा मूढ़ बन्धन में
Sindhu deh dhar trahi-trahi
Karta aa gira sharan mein
Charan pooj daasta grrhan ki
Bandha moodh bandhan mein
The ocean took human-form
‘N supplicated to Raam
Touched his feet, was subservient
A slave he had become
सच पूछो तो शर में ही
बसती है दीप्ति विनय की
संधिवचन सम्पूज्य उसीका
जिसमे शक्ति विजय की
Sach poochho to shar mein hi
Basti hai deepti vinay ki
Sandhivachan sampoojya usika
Jisme shakti vijay ki
Truth be told, it’s in the quiver
That lies the gleam of modesty
Only his peace-talk is reputable
Who is capable of victory
सहनशीलता, क्षमा, दया को
तभी पूजता जग है
बल का दर्प चमकता उसके
पीछे जब जगमग है
Sahansheelta, kshama, daya ko
Tabhi poojta jag hai
Bal ka darp chamakta uskey
Peechhey jab jagmag hai
Tolerance, forgiveness and clemency
Are respected by the world
Only when the glow of strength
From behind them is unfurled

Content courtesy : There is this beautiful blog , please visit this blog and read other posts too http://poems2remember.blogspot.in/2007/01/shakti-aur-kshama-strength-and-mercy.html

Warm Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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“Karmayogi ” book on Shri E. Sreedharan : Gita for all the Project Managers

Karmayogi

Finally, today I completed reading this beautiful book “KarmaYogi” A biography of E.Sreedharan. Without any doubt I can say this book is a “Gita for all the Project Managers”.

I am a fan of Shri E.Sreedharan from my college days. The assertiveness, the honesty, mighty power of this Project Management stalwart always fascinated me. I am a big fan of people who take risks and assertively do what they believe without fearing anything.
However, I always wondered from where do these mighty people like E Sreedharan derive their strength from. How are they fearless. Is it just because on the grip of their subject. Is it because of their people management skills. It has everything to do with their value system which is Strong like a fort which is built because of spiritual strength. Such fearless, assertive people who are best in whatever they do are sincere servants of God. Immaterial of the religion they practice, the strength they derive because of the connection to God makes them strong, charismatic and humble.This brings immense grace, they have an aura which is unmatchable to any others.

Do buy this book and read it leisurely chapter wise, while reading each chapter research for videos, news ,documentaries related to each major project. You get to learn so many project management lessons, lessons of values, strength and resilience.

Do gift this book to all the people you care and want them to be best version of themselves.

Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu