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Love, to be loved

This is a continuation of my previous blog ‘Friendship & relationship’. In that I mentioned that if you expect anything from others we should stand to their expectation. If we want to be loved, we should love others. If we want to be cared, we should care on others. This is substantiated by the following story. A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one. A long time ago, a girl named Malarvizhi got married & went to live with her husband and mother-in-law. In a very short time, Malarvizhi found that she couldn't get along with mother-in-law at all. Their personalities were very different, and Malarvizhi was angered by many of her mother-in-law's habits. In addition, she criticized Malarvizhi constantly.Days passed, and weeks passed. Malarvizhi and her mother-in-law never stopped arguing and fighting. All the anger and unhappiness in the house was causing Malarvizhi's poor husband great distress.Finally, Malarvizhi could not stand her mother-in-law&#…

Friendship & relationships

Humans are in any way dependent on each other. Maintaining good relationship with one another is very essential to lead a peaceful and prosperous life. In order to have a good relationship there should be mutual understanding. We should understand the nature of others and make them to understand us clearly. To achieve this, there should be trust worthiness in our words and deeds. Though we can know about others from their words, the real understanding can be done only when observe the environment and circumstances in which they life. That’s why Swami Vivekananda said, “Tell about your friends, I will tell about you.” The circumstances and the environment have a greater impact on the character of a person. So it is very essential to know about that also. Once you try to understand about others, you will find some negative characters about that person. We should be ready to accept that. But mostly people just know about the positive characters about their relations and when they come a…

The way to success

In order to achieve success in our life, there are some steps to be followed. First one is to set your destination. We must have confidence on ourselves that we can do great things. Nothing is impossible for us if we have the confidence. So set your destination of success to be higher. Let your goals speak your uniqueness. Once you decide your goal, plan how to achieve it. Our plans should have two ends. One is the positive end and the other is the negative. We should plan for all the circumstances. That is, we should be ready for all results. Either we succeed in what we do or not, we should be ready to face the result. We should learn from each circumstance. This will help to succeed later, though we failed now. Work hard to achieve your goal. Above all, the important thing we should have in our mind is positive thinking. Don’t lose your hope at any situation. We achieve as we think. The following story will tell you the necessity of positive thinking. Allan applied for a new job, b…

Mother's love....

In this world, nothing is equivalent to mother’s love. It is the perfect example of real love. She loves her children without any expectation. Mother is the living portrait of God. So we have to be good children for her and take care of her in her old age. But in these days the number of old parents’ homes is increasing. I feel pity on those who had left their parents uncared, because our parents are the gift given to us by our God. I shall give an example of mother’s love through an incident. This incident took place at Scotland in the month of March of 1986. One of the workers in a farm gave birth to a child, one month before. Due to her poverty she came for work within one month of the birth of child. She took her child to the farm and left it below the tree and was working in the farm. Near that farm there was a hill. At the top of that hill there was a nest of an eagle. The eagle saw the child under the tree. It flew to the child and held it with its claws which caused bleeding …

Are we humans?

Every living organism in this world tries to help or show its care, when anyone of it is in danger. You might have noticed this many times. Predators like tiger, lion, etc cannot hunt a cow, zebra or deer when they are together. They can hunt only if anyone gets separated. But the humans are only the living organism which is considered to be the superior of living things in this world doesn’t have the humanity to help others when they need. I am not blaming all. There are some people who help others when they can. When we were having our seventh semester exams, some of my friends went out of hostel to get some photocopies. It was heavily raining at the time. So they waited for sometime in the shop. When the rain reduced, they started walking towards the hostel. At that time, they saw a person hurt in an accident and crying for help. He couldn’t move because his legs were fractured. He was laying there for 45 minutes. His blood mixed with the rain water and was flowing like a red stre…

Do the teachers follow what they preach…?

Our great country is the forerunner of ancient civilizations. It has taught us that a teacher is one of the great people to whom we have to give our respect through the words, “Matha Pitha Guru Deivam”. We learnt in the two epics of India, that is Ramayana and Mahabharata, how much importance were given to the teachers. Even the Gods were considered as Gurus. That we can see in the following phrases, “Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheswara Guru Shaksath parabhrama Thasmaiye Guruve Namaha….” But are we giving such respect to our teachers? Are the present teachers deserve our respect? Do they really follow what they preach? If they didn’t follow what they teach, how they can develop good citizens to our motherland? My doubts increase when I came across these incidents. I read an article in the recent Junior Vikatan magazine. It was about the teachers of a municipality school ill-treating the students belonging to dalit community. The d…

Who am I?

Have you asked this question to yourself anytime? Great people have told if someone knows himself, he can become great scholar. Famous philosophers are born only by asking this question to them. I like to share an incident in the life of Arinjar Anna. He once asked a person, “Who are you?” He replied his name. Anna said “I didn’t ask your name. I asked who you are.” The man said that he is an Indian. Immediately Anna said “I didn’t ask to which country you belong. I just asked who you are.” The man said that he is a Tamilian. Anna said “I didn’t ask what language you speak. I just asked who you are.” The man thought that he is asking his caste. He told his caste. Anna said “I didn’t ask your caste. I just asked who you are.” The man couldn’t answer after that. Just think he had asked you, what you might have replied. Who are you????? If I didn’t know myself, then how can I make others to know about me? What answer can I say for this question? People say, “I am Ronald.” But this can…

Great people who inspired me.....

Everyone in this world is inspired by someone. But there are only very few people who lead an life which inspires many people. These people lead an eternal life tell the end of the human species in the minds of thousands of people. Here I like to tell about great people who inspired not only me but also uncountable mankind. Every second of thier life have become a lesson for us. Let they live in our hearts and let us try to lead our life following them, to inspire the coming generation. Sardar Bhagath Singh: This great leader who lost his life at the  age of 24 for the independence of our mother land, was born in Punjab. He was an important member of Hindustan Republican Association and worked against the British for the liberation of India. He bombed the Assembly and was arrested. He was the planning head for this attempt. Chandrasek ar Azad and others stopped him in doing this, as if he is arrested he will be killed. They didn't want Bhagath Singh to be killed. But Singh said "…