Jeff Bezos

Jeff (Jeffrey Preston Bezos) is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, electrical engineer, computer scientist, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, the world’s largest online shopping retailer.

On July 27, 2017, he became the world’s wealthiest person with an estimated net worth of just over $90 billion according to Forbes Magazine. As of January 2, 2018, he is worth $108.1 billion and is contended to be on track to become the wealthiest person in history. During the year 2017, Bezos became richer by about 100 million each day. Since January 1, 2018, Bezos’ wealth has increased by nearly 1 billion every two days.

“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.”

“In the old world, you devoted 30 percent of your time to building a great service and 70 percent of your time to shouting about it. In the new world, that inverts.”

“The framework I found, which made the decision (to start Amazon in 1994) incredibly easy, was what I called a regret minimization framework. I wanted to project myself forward to age 80 and say, ‘OK, I’m looking back on my life. I want to minimize the number of regrets I have.’ And I knew that when I was 80, I was not going to regret having tried this. I was not going to regret trying to participate in this thing called the Internet that I thought was going to be a really big deal. I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that. But I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. I knew that that would haunt me every day.”

“If you double the number of experiments you do per year, you’re going to double your inventiveness.”

“I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”

“A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.”

“Invention requires a long-term willingness to be misunderstood. You do something that you genuinely believe in, that you have conviction about, but for a long period of time, well-meaning people may criticize that effort. When you receive criticism from well-meaning people, it pays to ask, ‘Are they right?’ And if they are, you need to adapt what they’re doing. If they’re not right, if you really have conviction that they’re not right, you need to have that long-term willingness to be misunderstood. It’s a key part of invention.”

Forgiveness

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Extending love to someone with a differing opinion does not mean you are agreeing with her or forsaking your beliefs – it shows you’re committed to moving toward a positive future. Extending love to someone who revealed an unbecoming side of himself doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten – it shows you’re willing to see his story and scars within. Extending love to someone who offended you does not mean you’re accepting such treatment – it means you realize you cannot thrive in a place of anger and resentment. Extending love to someone who holds ill will towards you does not mean you don’t care – it means your life is not based on the opinions of others.

Sit down at the table – it might be your only chance to find out what the most unlikely, but truly extraordinary type of love tastes like.

Swamiji Shri Ramsukhdasji Maharaj

The prime objective of his life was to stay away from personal propaganda and spread the divine messages ofGita only for the welfare of the people. Therefore he entirely stayed away from tasks such as being photographed, getting his feet touched, making disciples, accepting gifts or donations, accumulating money or things etc., building ashrams (monasteries), making cults etc., and in this way neither did he establish any personal relationship with any person, organization, cult, monastery etc., nor did he appoint anyone as his disciple, propagator, or successor. Sustaining his life merely through alms, he remained engaged in selflessly benefiting the society through his mind, body, and speech throughout his life.

His sole aim was to find out how mankind can be benefited (liberated) in the least possible time and through the easiest possible method, and throughout his life he kept searching for this one answer. In this context he discovered many revolutionary, novel, and remarkable methods and spread them across the masses through his discourses and articles. Without insisting upon any opinion, argument, cult etc., he propagated only that which was his own experience. He explained the deep, complicated and the most eminent subjects of the spiritual path to the common man in an extremely simple manner, so that an average literate man too can easily understand them and can apply them in his life.

Completely rid of attachment, idol of renunciation, Revered Swamiji Maharaj had especially instructed that no one may write his biography. Therefore, this short introduction has been written only so that more and more people can become acquainted with this great saint and thereby uplift themselves and benefit from his discourses.

Kirtan

 

संस्कृत – Sanskrit

Saṃskṛtam (संस्कृतम्) [sanskrit or saṃskṛtā vāk (संस्कृता वाक्) in short] is the ancient sacred language of bharatavarsha. Sanskrit is the Mother of all languages, with 97% of world languages directly or indirectly influenced by this language. It is the language of Hinduism, the Vedas and the classical literary language of India. The Vedas are among the oldest texts in the world, and are believed to have been orally preserved unchanged for more than 2 millennia at least, despite not having been written down for more than a thousand years.

Sanskrit means “refined”, “consecrated” and “sanctified”. Sanskrit is a scientific and systematic language, and its perfect grammar has attracted scholars worldwide. The extraordinary thing about Sanskrit is that it offers direct accessibility to anyone to that elevated plane where the two — mathematics and music, brain and heart, analytical and intuitive, scientific and spiritual — become one. It has always been regarded as the ‘high’ language and used mainly for religious and scientific discourse.

 

 

Bengal Organ Donation Society

I had recently pledged all my organs with the guidance of the Bengal Organ Donation Society. To exponentially increase awareness in Kolkata, the above image can be used as a guiding theme for upcoming Durga Puja Pandals in the city.

Organ donation means that an organ is transferred from the body of one person to that of another person. This is done by a process called transplantation. The quality of life of the person who receives the organ is improved to various degrees. It is important for people to be aware that donating an organ or tissue changes the life of a fellow human being.

India has a fairly well developed corneal donation programme; however, donation after brain death has been relatively slow to take off. Most of the transplants done in India are living related or unrelated transplants. To curb organ commerce and promote donation after brain death the government enacted a law called “The Transplantation of Human Organs Act” in 1994 that brought about a significant change in the organ donation and transplantation scene in India.

All major religions accept organ donation in at least some form on either utilitarian grounds (i.e., because of its life-saving capabilities) or deontological grounds (e.g., the right of an individual believer to make his or her own decision).

You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t ever waste it. Please contact us

सुभाषित & Quotes

शरीरमाद्यं खलु धर्मसाधनम्

“…it is said that the soul is invisible…knowing this you should not grieve for the body.”
Bhagavad Gita, chapter 2:25

“Of all the things that it is possible to donate, to donate your own body is infinitely more worthwhile.” The Manusmruti

Leave a legacy of life. Recycle yourself. Be the reason someone lives. Be a hero. Be an organ donor.

 

Kolkata Kalendar

The “G” symbol in the social links section of the website header points to Kolkata Kalendar, a public information repository of upcoming events in the city of Kolkata spanning various interests.

To publish your upcoming event on Kolkata Kalendar, please fill in this form.

सुभाषित & Quotes

काल करे सो आज कर, आज करै सो अब | पल में परलय होयगी, बहुरी करेगा कब ||

Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar, Aaj Kare So Ub Pal; Mein Pralaya Hoyegi, Bahuri Karoge Kub

Tomorrows work do today, today’s work now; if the moment is lost, the work be done how. Meaning Do the work that needs to be done now. There is no other time then now.

“I think time management as a label encourages people to view each 24-hour period as a slot in which they should pack as much as possible.” – Tim Ferriss