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The Professor’s Coffee …

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A clever tale to think about …



A group of friends, who were all highly established in their careers, got
together to visit their wise old professor. The conversation soon turned
into complaints about stress in their work and social lives.

 

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to his kitchen and returned with a
large pot of it and an assortment of cups. There were porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and even some expensive and exquisite ones.

He suggested they help themselves to some of the hot coffee.

When all his ex-students had a cup of coffee in their hand, the professor said:

“If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving
behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that too is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was the coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and were eyeing each other’s cups.”

“Now, if Life is the coffee; then the jobs, money and position in society are
the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn’t change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to taste and enjoy the coffee in it.”

 

 

Author ~ Unknown

(I was unable to establish who the original writer of this little piece is; if
you know then please send me an email, as I would like to give them
full credit for their fine work.)

 

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A Few Wise Quotes …

“The
Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience,
Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without
humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles” –
Mahatma Gandhi

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Money Isn’t Everything …

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Money …

It can buy a house
But not a home,

It can buy a clock
But not time,

It can buy you a position
But not respect,

It can buy you a bed
But not sleep,

It can buy you a book
But not knowledge,

It can buy you medicine
But not health,

It can buy you blood
But not life,

So you see  … Money isn’t everything

Author ~ Unknown.

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A Short Tale Of Love, Wealth And Success …

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A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long grey beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.

She spoke “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please do come in and have something to eat.”

“Is the man of the house home?” they asked.

“No”, she said. “He’s out.”

“Then we cannot come in”, they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. So he said “Go tell them I am home and invite them all to come in!”

The woman went out and asked the men in.

“We do not go into a house together,” they replied.

“Why is that?” she wanted to know.

One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and then pointing to the other, “He is Success. And I, I am Love.” Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”

The woman went in and told her husband what had been said. Her husband was overjoyed. “This is fantastic !!” he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite in Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with money and riches!”

His wife disagreed. “No my dear, why don’t we invite Success?”

Their daughter  was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!”

“Let us heed our daughter’s advice,” said the husband to his wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”

So the woman went out and asked the three old men, “Whichever one of you is Love, do please come in and be our guest”

Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and started to follow him. Surprised by this, the lady asked Wealth and Success, “I only invited Love, Why are you two coming in?”

The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever he goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success !!!”

 

Author ~ Unknown.

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The Banker And The Fisherman …

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I have come across this classic parable many times. I want to share it with anyone who has not read it before. It is well worth taking a minute or two to read such a clever and valuable story …

An investment banker was at the pier of a little coastal village when a small boat with just a single fisherman docked beside him. Inside the small boat were several large and impressive fish.

The banker complimented the fisherman on the quality of these fine fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

The fisherman replied, “Only a little while.”

The banker was puzzled and inquired, “Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more fish ?”

To which the fisherman said, “With this I have more than enough to support my family’s needs.”

“But what do you do with the rest of your time ?” asked the banker.

The fisherman said, “Well I sleep late, fish a little, play with my wonderful children, take a nice nap with my wife, stroll into the village each evening and spend time with my family. I have a full and enjoyable life.”

The banker scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, you can buy a bigger boat. Then with the profits from this bigger boat you can buy several boats. Eventually you would have a whole fleet of fishing boats. Then instead of selling your catch to a middleman you could sell directly to the processor, and eventually you can even open your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and the distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to a big town and eventually to a big city where you will run your ever-expanding enterprise.”

The fisherman asked, “But, how long will all this take ?”

The banker said, “Fifteen to twenty years.”

“But what then ?” asked the fisherman.

The banker laughed and said “Well that is the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions from the deal.”

“Millions ? … Then what?”

To which the banker replied, “Then you could retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your children, take a nap with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings and spend time with your family.”

Author ~ Unknown.

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Break Free …

“As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a rope tied to their legs. it was obvious that the elephant could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not.

My friend saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.

‘Well,’ he said, ‘when they are very young and much smaller we used the same size rope to tie them and at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.’ My friend was amazed.

These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were. The powerful and gigantic creature has limited its present abilities by the limitations of its past.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life holding onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before? How many of us refuse to attempt something new and challenging because of our so called MINDSET?

Your attempt may fail, but never fail to make an attempt…

CHOOSE not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.”

Author ~ Unknown.

(I found that great little story while browsing on the Internet; I could not establish who the original writer is, so if you know then please leave the answer in the comments below, as I would like to give them full credit for their wise words.)

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Namaste … A beautiful expression …

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My favourite greeting is “Namaste”, (pronounced Nam-As-Te). It is a wonderful phrase originating from India and is commonly used there and in several other Asian cultures. To me it captures the heartfelt sincerity and deep understanding that embodies Eastern spirituality.

“Nam” means bow, “As” means I and “Te” means you. Literally it translates as “I bow to You”.

However the deeper meaning behind this saying is much more significant. The “I” and “You” in this case refers to the soul. It takes on the meaning of my soul bows to your soul.

In the East the soul is all that is good in us, and is clearly separate to the mind which harbours our ego, the home of our competitive, selfish and destructive natures.

Therefore when we greet someone with ”Namaste” we are implying that our higher real self wishes to interact with their higher self on the most genuine and purest of levels. And that we will both bypass and leave behind our egos.

When we think from our souls (and not the ego), then we act from a place of integrity, compassion and love. We act with everyone’s best interest at heart, which produces an entirely unselfish behaviour.

Apart from helping us to focus with virtue on our fellow human beings, this little saying also helps to bring our own minds the same happiness and love that we are now expressing into the world. It quietens, relaxes and calms them, leaving them in a state of joy and deep contentment. Giving us a breather and time to escape from the negativity and madness our modern world and egos often wish to drag us into.

In the East and in India, (and nowadays in many modern yoga classes all the way around the world), the spoken “Namaste” may also be accompanied by a physical expression. This is created by performing a slight bow while the hands are pressed together with palms touching and fingers pointed upwards as if in prayer. Generally they are placed in front of the centre of the chest if you wish to express love and joy from the soul, or they are placed in front of the forehead if you wish to acknowledge the integrity and wisdom of the person you are offering “Namaste” to.

“Namaste” may be used as a greeting or as a farewell.

So the next time you are amongst your friends and others you really love and respect or when you yourself want to bring the peace and wisdom contained in your soul into your mind, then instead of a simple hello and goodbye, connect with your inner spirit and offer up “Namaste” and thus bring a little more harmony and good will into our world.