Posted in Complex Human Mind, Indian Mythology : Scientific view, Inspirational Stuff, My Favorite Poems, My Favourite quotes, Personal Development, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

Company Matters Baby!!!

In the childhood we are used to this “Quality Controls” of our parents. They used to keep a check on the type of friends we have, the places we roam etc. Logically, that aspect is extended to the type of University we study, the companies we work with, the type of colleagues we associate with and on personal side the people we make friends with, the partner we choose, the family partner is associated with. Life is all about the “Company”.. to be specific …it’s about people or organizations or families or teams you are associated with. 

There are many verses that praise the effects of good company(the people you associate with). However this is very interesting among them :

सन्तप्तायसि संस्थितस्य पयसो नामापि न ज्ञायते

मुक्ताकारतया तदेव नलिनीपत्रस्थितं राजते ।

स्वात्यां सागरशुक्तिमध्यपतितं सन्मौक्तिकं जायते

प्रायेणोत्तममध्यमाधमदशा संसर्गतो जायते ॥

You cant even notice a hint of a drop of water fallen on hot iron. The same

drop shines like a pearl on a lotus leaf. And in the ‘swati’ nakShatra fallen inside a sea shell, it becomes a pearl .. Usually

excellent, medium and bad states (of a person) are dependent on company( the people you are associated with) 

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Posted in Indian Mythology : Scientific view, Knowledge Management, Management

Knowledge Management in Ancient India – Part 1

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South Indian Temple

Is Knowledge Management new concept???
Nope. Knowledge Management is an inherent concept in our ancient culture.

Ancient India is a pioneer in Knowledge Management. In the coming posts on the same series I would like to present my findings on “Knowledge Management in Ancient India”.

However, in this post I would like to post here a link to a wonderful blog post on the same series.  This blogger has done good research on the subject and shared his views in the post. Afterall, good practice in Knowledge Management is sharing the existing knowledge. Check this blog post : http://ponniinselvan.blogspot.in/2011/03/knowledge-management-in-ancient-india.html?m=1

Do check this space for further posts on the same series.

Best Regards,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Books, Indian Mythology : Scientific view, Inspirational Stuff, My Favourite quotes, Personal Development

Some thoughts about “Go Kiss the World” Book : How Transfers Help you :)

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Transfers from one place to other help us a lot. As a part of Dad’s work  we used to get transferred from one place to other for every three years.During my Dad’s transfers from my L.K.G to P.G  I got to study in various schools and Colleges in Various cities and towns.

Every time, we got transferred from one place to other it was a challenge for us to get used to new place, new climate, new people, new culture. However, we used to enjoy transfers. Dealing with transfers helped/helps my brothers and me a lot in our life. We developed the capability to adapt to the “Changes” in life;  We make friends easily; We  share our ideas well by expressing in a proper manner, we tried to develop our communication skills because of transfers; We developed interests in various languages, religions, cultures, people, music,history, books and food; We learnt how important is “Tolerance” in life.

There is some inherent magic and immense learning involved in transfers.This happens almost with everyone who are used to transfers. When you are used to transfers,you are empowered with the capability to start life again and again with optimism in-spite of several setbacks. I am not trying to glorify “transfers” however am just trying to share the advantages of transfers 😉 . My brothers and me always thank Dad for helping us shape our personality with the help of transfers.

Next time, if at all you get an opportunity for transfer, don’t hesitate to move. Believe me, transfers are going to help 🙂

Interestingly, got to read about the advantages of transfers in the chapter “Displacement and Process” of this lovely book “Go Kiss the World”. Here are some of the thoughts of Mr.Bagchi about Transfers (Page No 20: Go Kiss the world book):

When you are continuously displaced, you make friends easily.  You have low expectations from the unfamiliar; hence you are more pleasantly surprised than frustrated when faced with life’s many ups and downs.

You explore everything around you, develop curiosity-new lands, customs, food and ways of doing things begin to draw you in.

You learn to survive on the strength of who you are, just for this day, today.

You build ingenuity in order to survive.

You trust strangers and, hence, strangers trust you.

You build intuitive capability to sniff trouble- which can tell you when to leave a bar!

You become and interesting person, because you have lots of stories to tell.

Finally, you learn to move on.

Am sure you too might be interested to know more about the author Subroto Bagchi 🙂 . Do check his blog :http://www.mindtree.com/subrotobagchi/bio/

Hope you enjoyed reading this post. By the way, this is my 250th post and I dedicate this post to my Mom, Dad and My Brothers 🙂

Do check this post of mine related to this book:https://rayaprolu.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/go-kiss-the-world-by-subroto-bagchi/

Best Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Indian Mythology : Scientific view, Life's Like That

Deepavali Subhakankshalu

This year's Deepavali Pic at Home 🙂

Mee andariki Deepavali Subhakankshalu( Deepavali wishes to all of you) 🙂

Deepavali Festival “The Festival of Lights” represents the victory of good over evil (Rama’s victory over Raavan), it represents the necessity of women exploring their full potential and respecting the power they have in eliminating the evil in the society(Satyabhama’s battle on Narakasura ) and Deepavali does represent the aspect of respecting the wealth we have, proper utilization of the wealth(Some stories in Indian Mythology say that Goddess Lakhmi’s Birth is on Deepavali Day. )Goddess Lakshmi is symbolism of wealth, Light and Happiness. Thats the reason, people worship Lakshmi on Deepavali.

Deepavali is completely about celebration with lights, sweets and good time of celebration with family members.

Wishing all of you Happy Deepavali to all of you. Have a lovely and successful year ahead.

Best Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

 

Posted in India Shining, Indian Mythology : Scientific view, Inspirational Stuff, Life's Like That, My favorite Personalites, Things to Ponder

Essential Veda From Lectures of Swami Parthasarathy

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 As I was randomly browsing TV channels, suddenly I stopped for a while watching interesting thoughts on leadership by an elderly gentleman. I did not bother to change the channel listening to the wonderful thoughts of this gentleman.  He emphasised the necessity of a leading by an example and its importance. He said, just directing people/team members to perform scheduled tasks is not the feature of a leader. He said, a real leader leads his people by being a good example. So to be a good leader and to manage several people,  first, one must learn to manage oneself.

In the later part of the program, I understood that the gentleman in the TV program is Swami Parthasarathy, his mission of life is spreading the good message of Vedanta and helping people understand the beauty and power of intellect focussing on  the factors that influence the intellect through his Vedanta Academy

Got to listen to his wonderful lectures today and am sharing them in this blog post. Do take time , listen to them and try to practise those suggestions….so too will I 😀

Here are some of the gems from his lectures:

 What is Vedanta by Swami Parthasarathy

Happiness Within  by Swami Parthasarathy  :

One person smokes a cigarette and finds pleasure in it. Another person detests it. One lady divorces her husband. Another craves for and marries the same man. Therefore, pleasure and pain are not inherent in objects and beings of the world. It is in how you relate to them.

Vedanta is the art of relating to the world. Mastering this technique, you lead a smooth, pleasing existence – to yourself and to others.

The Art of Relationships by Swami Parthasarathy

Any relation that is based on rights perishes and any relation that is based on duties flourishes.

Living is an art, a skill 

Living is an art, a skill, a technique….you got to learn the technique and live it…thats all wisdom is about

Best Regards,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Indian Mythology : Scientific view

Why do people worship Tulsi plant???

Why do people worship Tulsi plant?

General Answer:

Tulsi is the symbol of serenity rather chastity and if we pray Tulsi our serenity also will also be protected.

The story behind this is :

“Long Long ago …. there used to be a demon named Jalandhar, he was very powerful and at one point of time he reached a higher level than Gods. Then, the three 3 primary Lords Vishnu ji,Shiv ji and Brahma ji had a conference and wondered about the reason behind Jalandar’s power; their researches digged out the fact that the Jalandar’s  power lied in the chastity of his wife Tulsi. Tulsi was very religious wife, she did lot of puja for her husband’s glory.

Finally!!! Lords found the solution to the problem of Jalandar, the demon. Solution- “Chastity of Tulsi need to be violated”. So the ultimate questions was who will do that work? Lord Shiv said “No way!!!!”;  Lord Brahman said “Oh!!! No!!” and finally Lord Vishnu accepted to this act. Lord vishnu transformed himself into the Jalandar and went to tulsi and spoiled her chastity, subsequently Jalandar’s powers were lost. Then, Tulsi went crying to Lord Vishnu and said ‘Lord !!! I cannot go to my husband nor come with you,what should I do?’. Lord Said ‘Don’t worry!! Everything has happened for noble cause, you will be respected by all and I give you a boon that you  have the privilege of staying before me every time and people will pray you before they pray me. I will be more with you”.
This is the reason in all Vishnu related temples we have Tulsi plant infront of the idol in a linear path atleast.”

My story ended.

After reading this  so many feel :

Chi!!! How cheap are Hindu Gods?
Vishnu,the main God is a flirt!!!
Does it make any sense in worshipping Tulsi who lost her chastity?

Let me answer!!!

Lord Vishnu’s other name is Narayana which means one who pervades entire universe, in a nut shell the life source, so something like oxygen”.

Tulsi(Ocimum) is the only plant which has ozone (3
elements of oxygen) in it.We all know that ozone and water react to give oxygen.
O3+H2O =2H2+O2 (not balanced)

So , the meaning of Vishnu staying more with Tulsi means oxygen element is 3 times more in Ozone.

Do you know the reason why hindu people ask entire family members to put tulsi +water in the mouth of dying
person,or ill person ? Not to kill him fast but to send the person to heaven .But people used this mixture of tulsi+water as artificial respiration when there was no source of oxygen cylinders unknowingly.

Breeze passing through the Tulsi plants is also good for health.

If these scientific concepts are told to all common people they cannot digest the concept ,so our elders coined a stupid and scary story,so that people protect tulsi plant well and use it well.

In this way so many scientific concepts are stored in our mythological characters.

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu