January 15, 2009

Funny Forward - Satyam Rhyme :-)

What they would now teach in B-Schools...

Satyam Nursery Rhyme:

Raju Rama sat on the wall
Raju Rama had a great fall
Employees cried
Shareholders tried
But couldn’t put Satyam together again

Raju Rama
Yes baba

Swindling Satyam
No baba

Telling Lies
No baba

Open the balance sheet

Disclaimer: Not an original composition - picked up from an email forward...

January 01, 2009

Sri Sri's message on New Year (2009)

Spirituality: A blend of celebration and silence

Every excuse to celebrate is good. There are two aspects of celebration. One is celebration as thanksgiving, as an expression of gratitude for the Divine. The second celebration is to move forward by dropping the past, knowing that life is eternal.

In 2008, our country saw many upheavals. However, like the Christmas tree, life is evergreen. No storm or snow can weather away its leaves. Similarly, our spirit is eternal and though time and again some adversities may try to cloud the spirit, the spirit moves forward through personal or social grief and emerges powerful.

The nature of spirit is celebration. Celebration is the best medicine to help you move out of the gloom after a crisis. In celebration, you are not just having a party. If sacredness is attached to it, that celebration becomes complete. The body, mind and the spirit rejoice.

Let time celebrate your presence. Keep smiling. When you let time celebrate you, you are a witness amid celebration. The year gone by has taught us many lessons; what we should be doing and what we should not. Every pain that we went through in 2008 brought us some depth, and all the joy and pleasure gave us a new vision of life and hope for the future.

Welcome the year 2009 with a genuine smile from within. That smile comes when you know for sure that you are loved. If you don’t know you are loved by the Divine, you will not be able to celebrate life. You will live in insecurity. With insecurity comes greed. With greed comes selfishness. And with that comes anger. With anger comes lust. And with that comes sadness and misery one behind the other, like a chain.

In the past year, check how many days you were entangled in maya? Turn back and remember the whole year. When you do this, do not reject anything. Let your attention be on the self. This is a delicate balance. That balance is yoga. That balance is spirituality. Some people think being silent is spirituality. Some think only celebration is spirituality. Spirituality is a harmonious blend of outer silence and inner celebration; and also inner silence and outer celebration! Celebration that comes out of silence is real celebration.

Year 2008 saw many rainy days. This new year, let there be sunshine - both in our lives and in society. Let us all have a determination to create a violence-free, stress-free society. May your life be filled with peace, joy and happiness! Happy New Year!
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