So you can't get enough of him! Occasionally, Swamiji also writes on other websites. Here are some of his writings I could track down from the web. I'll publish more as I find more.
|How Much Should you Listen to Others? |
Sometimes, you are so sure of yourself, so confident about your abilities, so hopeful regarding your endeavors, and along comes someone who challenges your assumptions, your beliefs, your capabilities. Their remarks about you, their opinion can shake, if not dash, your confidence. You no longer stand positive about your own ideas, your plans and your pursuits. The golden question is how much should one listen to others and their opinions?
Let me narrate a little story from the life of Rabindranath Tagore, a Nobel Laureate, an Indian philosopher and writer...Read the full article on pickthebrain.com >>
|The Key to Harmonious Relationships |
The physician told him about a little exercise to check how bad her hearing was. He advised him to loudly call out for his wife from a distance of sixty feet...Read the full article on pickthebrain.com >>
|The Art of Listening |
A customer walked into McDonald’s and said, “One large fries to go, please!”
” Would you like fries with that?” John, the customer service guy, gave a quick automatic response.
“I just asked for fries only.”
“Oh, sorry about that. Would you like to upgrade?”
“But, I already ordered large fries.”
“Of course! Dine in or take-away…?”
The customer looked askance.
I find this incident funny every time I recall it. However, this story underscores something profound in the present age. Transactions happening in milliseconds, be that loading a webpage, response from...Read the full article on pickthebrain.com >>
|Happiness - Yours to Keep |
“I’ve something important to tell you,” he said. “It’s about your friend.”
“That’s very kind of you,” Socrates said. “But, don’t tell me just yet. I run all information through the Three Filters Test to ascertain if I want to know it.”
The man looked somewhat puzzled as Socrates continued, “First is the filter of truth. Whatever you want to tell me, have you seen or witnessed it first-hand?”
“Umm…I actually heard it from someone,” the man said, “and, it is from a trusted source.”...Read the full article on pickthebrain.com >>
|Three Principles of Eternal Motivation |
“Oh, the weather? It is going to be perfect today. Just the way I like it.” Mulla said with great confidence.
The neighbor, somewhat surprised at the response, said, “How can you be so sure?”
“Well, it is very simple. I have learned to love whatever type of weather I get for I have no control over it,” Mulla added, “but staying positive helps me feel motivated all day.”
Motivation — often, many struggle to stay motivated right till the end. It can be the difference between winning and losing...Read the full article on pickthebrain.com >>
|5 Principles of Attaining Success |
When you are serious about success, it is serious about you too. When you keep chiseling away at your goal, you learn to identify opportunities and make use of them. Today, I bring to you five principles of success. When we follow these principles, our chances of being at the right place at the right time go up significantly. These five golden principles will help you stay motivated right till the end...Read the full article on lifehack.org >>
|Forming New Habits |
Your consciousness, your life is an aggregate of proclivities and psychic imprints that have been traveling with you over lifetimes. They make you who you are. It is for this reason that even identical twins can have different preferences, they may think and behave differently...Read the full article on lifehack.org >>
|Are you a Saint or a Scorpion? |
He picked up the scorpion in his right palm with the intention to place it on the dry surface. No sooner did he do that than the scorpion stung and rushed off the palm in frenzy, landing in the water again. It resumed its struggle to come out of water. The sage caressed his ailing right hand with his left. His body was in pain but his mind, calm...Read the full article on lifehack.org >>
|Right Rejection and Happy Acceptance |
His disciples could not bear their master being abused, they could not see him treated that way. They felt bad and hurt. Taking cue from their master, they chose to stay quiet however...Read the full article on thechangeblog.com>>