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, 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.”


“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.

God, Our Director

If all the world’s is a stage, then the director, must be GOD – truly the Generator, Operator & Destroyer!

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.” ~ William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII

Tum Ho Yantri Mai Yantra by Hanuman Prasad Poddar

tum ho yantri, maian yantr, kath ki putali maian, tum sootradhar,
tum karava‌o, kahala‌o, mujhe nacha‌o nij ichchhanusar ॥
maian karooan, kahooan, nachooan nit hi paratantr, n ko‌ee ahankar,
man maun nahian, man hi n prithakh‌, maian akal khilauna, tum khilar ॥
kya karooan, nahian kya karooan-karooan isaka maian kaise kuchh vichar?
tum karo sada svachchhand, sukhi jo kare tumhean so priy vihar ॥
anabol, nity nishkriy, spandanase rahit, sada maian nirvikar,
tum jab jo chaho, karo sada beshart, n ko‌ee bhi karar ॥
marana-jina mera kaisa, kaisa mera manapaman,
haian sabhi tumhare hi, priyatam! ye khel nity sukhamay mahan ॥
kar diya kritadanak bana mujhe nij karaka tumane ati nihal,
yah bhi kaise manooan-janooan, jano tum hi nij hal-chal ॥
itana maian jo yah bol gayi, tum jan rahe-hai kahaan kaun?
tum hi bole bhar sur mujhamean mukhara-se maian to shoony maun ॥

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.



Tina Turner

“God is of Love, compassion, forgiveness, appreciation. That is what we are born with and what we should live by; God is not in the image of a person for me. God is a Way of Life”

“Spirituality comes from a place inside of you. I don’t know where it is, I wish I would. You have to use your imagination. You have to make a connection, to become one to one with the body and the mind.”

George Harrison

George Harrison passed away on November 29, 2001, at the age of 58. The images of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna were beside his bed as he died amidst the chants and prayers. Harrison left £ 20 million for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Harrison wished that his earthly body be cremated and the ashes immersed in the Ganges, near the holy Indian city of Varanasi.

Harrison firmly believed that “life on Earth is but a fleeting illusion edged between lives past and future beyond physical mortal reality.” Speaking on reincarnation in 1968, he said: “You go on being reincarnated until you reach the actual Truth. Heaven and Hell are just a state of mind. We are all here to become Christ-like. The actual world is an illusion.” He also said: “The living thing that goes on, always has been, always will be. I am not really George, but I happen to be in this body.”

Surya Namaskara

Surya Namaskara or the Sun Salutation has a great energizing effect on the body, prana and mind. In Sanskrit, ‘Surya’ means the sun and ‘Namaskara’ means the salutation. Surya Namaskara consists of a series of yoga postures. There are 12 yoga poses performed in sequence. Surya Namskara is usually done in the morning during sunrise, facing the rising sun. It may also be done during sunset, again facing the setting sun.

Surya or the Sun God has been given great importance from the Vedic culture which sees divinity in the whole of creation. The Sun is called ‘Pratyaksha Narayana’ or God in the living form, which can be perceived by our naked eyes. The sun provides the energy that makes life possible on earth. Surya Namaskara is a form of worship to the Sun God, Surya. Each of the 12 poses has a specific mantra that the practitioner may optionally recite mentally. Each of those mantras is a name of the Sun-God, describing his glory.

  1. Pranamasana : Om Mitraya Namaha
  2. Hasta Uttanasana : Om Ravaye Namaha
  3. Pada Hastasana : Om Suryaya Namaha
  4. Ashwa Sanchalanasana : Om Bhanave Namaha
  5. Parvatasana : Om Khagaya Namaha
  6. Ashtanga Namaskara : Om Pushne Namaha
  7. Bhujangasana : Om Hiranya Garbhaya Namaha
  8. Parvatasana : Om Marichaye Namaha
  9. Ashwa Sanchalanasana : Om Adityaya Namaha
  10. Pada Hastasana : Om Savitre Namaha
  11. Hasta Uttanasana : Om Arkaya Namaha
  12. Pranamasana : Om Bhaskaraya Namaha

Equal Happiness & Misery

Each moment, changing with time, is life’s greatest truth. This truth can be beautiful and unforgiving at the same time. This is nicely expressed in the following composition of Zafar Gorakpuri.

Dukh sukh tha ek sabka (Sorrows and happiness were one for all)
Apna ho ya begaana (whether it be your own or some one else’s)
Ek woh bhi tha zamaana (That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana (Now this is this era)
Dukh sukh tha ek sabka (Grief and happiness were shared)
Apna ho ya begaana (Whether it was your own or someone else’s)
Ek woh bhi tha zamaana (That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana (Now it is this era)

Dada hai aate the jab (In the era of the grand dad)
Mitti ka ek ghar tha (Had a house made of mud)
Choron ka koi ghatka (No incidents of thieves)
Na dakuon ka dar tha (No threat of thugs)
Khaate the rookhi sookhi (Used to eat whatever meagre we got)
Sote the neend gehri (Used to sleep peacefully)
Shaamein bhari bhari thi (Evenings were full of events)
Aabaad thi dupehri (Noons were fruitful)
Santosh tha dilon ko (hearts were always satisfied)
Maathe pe bal nahi tha (There were no worries)
Dil mein kapat nahi tha (No one was spiteful)
Aankhon mein chhal nahi tha (No one had any thoughts of revenge)
Hain log bhole bhale (Every one was naive)
Lekin the pyaar wale (But full of love)
Duniya se kitni jaldi (So quickly from this world)
Sab ho gaye ravaana (Hasverything departed)
Dukh sukh tha ek sabka (Everyone shared the grief and happiness)
Apna ho ya begaana (Whether it was your own or another’s)
Ek woh bhi tha zamaana (That used to be the time)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana (Now it is this era)

Abba ka waqt aaya (Then came the era of the father)
Taaleem ghar mein aayi (Education/wisdom came into the house)
Abba ka waqt aaya (Era of grand dad came)
Taaleem ghar mein aayi (In came education)
Taaleem saath apni (Along with it, Education)
Taaza vichaar laayi (Brought new ideas)
Aage rawayaton se (To be more successful than others)
Badhne ka dhayaan aaya (was the aim/ came into consideration)
Mitti ka ghar hata to (The mudhouse got replaced)
Pakka makaan aaya (By a solid house [of iron/brick])
Daftar ki naukri thi (Used to work in the office)
Tangah ka sahara (Depended on carriages)
Maalik pe tha bharosa (Fully trusted the boss)
Ho jaata tha guzara (Could easily saffice)
Paisa agar chekam tha (Even with a little money)
Phir bhi na koi gham tha (Even then there were no worries)
Kaisa bhara poora tha (How it was fruitful/ full of achievement)
Apna gareeb khana (Our house of poverty)
Dukh sukh tha ek sabka (Grief and happiness were shared)
Apna ho ya begaana (Whether it was your own or someone else’s)
Ek woh bhi tha zamaana (That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana (Now it is this era)

Ab mera daur hai yeh (Now it is my era)
Koyi nahi kisi ka (No one is anyone’s)
Ab mera daur hai yeh (Now it is my generation)
Koyi nahi kisi ka (No one can be trusted)
Har aadmi akela (Everyone is on his own)
Har chehra ajnabee sa (Every face is like a stranger’s)
Aansoon na muskuraahat (Neither tears nor full of smiles)
Jeevan ka haal aisa (This is how life is)
Apni khabar nahi hai (Don’t even know oneself)
Maya ka jadoo aisa (Such is the magic of illusions)
Paisa hai martaba hai (If one has money, then there is status)
Izzat wikar bhi hai (Respect can be bought)
Naukar hain aur chaakar (There are servants and valets)
Bangla hai car bhi hai (There are mansions and cars too)
Zar paas hai zameen hai (Have gold and land)
Lekin sakoon nahi hai (but no peace)
Paane ke vaaste kuch (To attain something)
Kya kya pada gavaana (What all has to be lost)
Dukh sukh tha ek sabka (Grief and happiness were shared)
Apna ho ya begaana (Whether it was your own or someone else’s)
Ek woh bhi tha zamaana (That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana (Now it is this era)

Aye aane wali naslon (Listen! the future generations)
Aye aane wale logon (Listen! the people of tommorow)
Aye aane wali naslon (Listen! the future generations)
Aye aane wale logon (Listen! the people of tommorow)
Bhoga hai humne jo kuch (The suffering we have gone through)
Woh tum kabhi na bhogo (may you never have to suffer)
Jo dukh tha saath apne (What grief we had with us)
Tumse kareeb na ho (may it not come near you)
Peeda jo humne jheli (The pain we went though)
Tumko naseeb na ho (May you not get them)
Jis tarah bheed mein hum (The way in the crowd, we)
Zinda rahe akele (survived alone)
Woh zindagi ki mehfil (That crowded life [of togetherness]
Tumse na koyi le le (may no one snatch from you)
Tum jis taraf se guzro (Whatever way you pass through)
Mela ho roshni ka (May there be lots of light)
Raas aaye tumko mausam (May you adjust to the atmosphere)
Ekkiswi sadi ka (Of the 21st century)
Hum to sakoon ko tarse (I have yearned for peace)
Tum par sakoon barse (May peace shower upon you)
Anand ho dilon mein (May you be happy)
Jeevan lage suhaana (may life be beautiful)
Dukh sukh tha ek sabka (Grief and happiness were shared)
Apna ho ya begaana (Whether it was your own or someone else’s)
Ek woh bhi tha zamaana (That was that era)
Ek yeh bhi hai zamaana (Now it is this era)
Dukh sukh tha ek sabka (Grief and happiness were shared)
Apna ho ya begaana (Whether it was your own or someone else’s)

Art of Dying

It can be sad and messy and powerful and hard and normal and absurd and everything in between. Many of us think of life and death as two separate things. It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, the two are connected. Love ferociously. Live well in-spite of death, not because of it. Let death be what takes us, not a lack of imagination.

The mystic dies continuously and remains as fresh as dewdrops or lotus leaves in the early morning sun. His freshness, his youth, his timelessness, depend on the art of dying. And then when actual death comes he has nothing to fear, because he has known this death thousands of times. He is thrilled, enchanted; he dances! Joyously he wants to die. So he dies without becoming unconscious, and he knows the total secret of death. Knowing it, he has the master key that can unlock all doors. He has the key that can open the door of God. – Osho


Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills. This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation. Vipassanā can be cultivated by the practice that includes contemplation and introspection although primarily awareness and observation of bodily sensations. The practices may differ in the modern Buddhist traditions and non-sectarian groups according to the founder but the main objective is to develop insight. A synonym for “Vipassanā” is paccakkha (Pāli; Sanskrit: pratyakṣa), “before the eyes,” which refers to direct experiential perception. Thus, the type of seeing denoted by “vipassanā” is that of direct perception, as opposed to knowledge derived from reasoning or argument.

“Looking into something with clarity and precision, seeing each component as distinct and separate, and piercing all the way through so as to perceive the most fundamental reality of that thing”  ~ Henepola Gunaratana

“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.”

“Vipassana meditation is an ongoing creative purification process. Observation of the moment-to-moment experience cleanses the mental layers, one after another.”

“Meditation gives clear understanding about body and brain interface with consciousness”

“The study of modern mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence is deeply rooted in the ancient Vipassana meditation techniques.”

“Vipassana meditation is not an intellectual journey but an experiential awakening.”

“Remaining in ignorance is harmful for everyone; developing wisdom is good for everyone. A Christian will become a good Christian, a Jew will become a good Jew, a Muslim will become a good Muslim, a Hindu will become a good Hindu, a Buddhist will become a good Buddhist. One must become a good human being; otherwise one can never be a good Christian, a good Jew, a good Muslim, a good Hindu, a good Buddhist. How to become a good human being—that is most important.”

“Nobody causes suffering for you. You cause the suffering for yourself by generating tensions in the mind. If you know how not to do that, it becomes easy to remain peaceful and happy in every situation.”

“The first step toward emerging from suffering is to accept the reality of it, not as a philosophical concept or an article of faith, but as a fact of existence which affects each one of us in our lives.”

“To be truly religious we must develop the religious attitude: purity of heart, love and compassion for all. But our attachment to the external forms of religion leads us to give more importance to the letter of it than the spirit. We miss the essence of religion and therefore remain miserable.”

“Whatever necessities you require, work to get them. If you fail to get something, then smile and try again in a different way. If you succeed, then enjoy what you get, but without attachment.”

“If you make a mistake you accept it, and try not to repeat it the next time. Again you may fail; again you smile and try a different way. If you can smile in the face of failure, you are not attached. But if your failure depresses you and success makes you elated, you are certainly attached.”

“When a problem arises in daily life, take a few moments to observe your sensations with a balanced mind. When the mind is calm and balanced, whatever decision you make will be a good one. When the mind is unbalanced, any decision you make will be a reaction. You must learn to change the pattern of life from negative reaction to positive action.”

“You must not allow people to do wrong to you. Whenever someone does something wrong, he harms others and at the same time he harms himself. If you allow him to do wrong, you are encouraging him to do wrong. You must use all your strength to stop him, but with only good will, compassion, and sympathy for that person. But you cannot have good will for such a person unless your mind is calm and peaceful.”

“Learn to observe objectively whatever is happening. If someone is angry and tries to hide his anger, to swallow it, then it’s suppression. But by observing the anger, you will find that automatically it passes away. You become free from the anger if you learn how to observe it objectively.”

“We are influenced by the people around us and by our environment, and we keep influencing them as well. If the majority of people, for example, are in favor of violence, then war and destruction occur, causing many to suffer. But if people start to purify their minds, then violence cannot happen. The root of the problem lies in the mind of each individual human being, because society is composed of human beings. If each person starts changing, then society will change, and war and destruction will become rare events.”