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- A Chinese man decides to retire and move to Australia after 50 years of living in Shanghai.
He bought a small piece of land . A few days after moving in, the friendly Aussie neighbour decides to go across and welcome the new guy to the region. He goes next door but on his way up the drive-way he sees the China man running around his front yard chasing about 10 hens.
Not wanting to interrupt these ‘Chinese customs’, he decides to put the
welcome on hold for the day.
The next day, he decides to try again, but just as he is about to knock on the front door, he looks through the window and sees the China man urinate into a glass and then drink it. Not wanting to interrupt another ‘Chinese custom’, he decides to put the welcome on hold for yet another day.
A day later he decides to give it one last go, but on his way next door, he sees the China man leading a bull down the drive way, …pause…., and then put his left ear next to the bull’s butt.
The Aussie bloke can’t handle this, so he goes up to the China man and says, ‘Jeez Mate, what the hell is it with your Chinese customs? I come over to welcome you to the neighbourhood, and see you running around the yard after hens.The next day you are pissing in a glass and drinking it, and then today you have your head so close to that bull’s butt, it could just about shit on you.
The China man is very taken back and says, ‘Sorry sir, you no understand, these no Chinese customs I doing, these Australian Customs.
‘What do you mean mate’ says the Aussie, ‘Those aren’t Australian customs.
Yes they are, man at travel agent tell me’ replied the Chinaman, ‘He say to become true Australian, I must learn to chase chicks, get piss drunk, and listen to bull-shit.(contributed by: user Mohan Rao on 16.6.2011)
A Chinese man decides to retire and move to Australia after 50 years of living in Shanghai. He bought a small piece of land . A few days after moving in, the ...
- A hero is to brave an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. A humble man is like a good tree – the more full of fruit the branches are the more they bend down.
- A problem well stated is a problem half solved. Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
- An opportunist is man who, finding himself is hot water, decides to take a bath. An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? (Many an optimist has become rich simply by buying out a pessimist.)
- As long as i have a want, i have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death. Ask advice of your equals, help of your superiors.
- Bad monay drives out good money out of circulation. Be brave, be brave, man dies but once.
- Between optimist and pessimist the difference is droll. The Optimist sees the doughnut the pessimist sees the hole. Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Choose time to save. To create a little flower is the labour of ages.
- Do something for the benefit of others without any selfish motive, work is worship. You won’t win, if you don’t begin.
- Fame is but the breath of the people, and that often unwholsome. Good manners are the techniques of expressing consideration for the feelings of others.
- Fortune makes a fool of him whom she favours too much. from the errors of others a wise man corrects his own.
- Great mind must be ready not only to take the opportunities, but else to make them. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
- Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Lost time is never found again.
- He who commences many things finishes but few. He who would climb the ladder must begin at at he bottom.
- Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic. How doth the little bee, improve each shining hour. And gather honey all the day from every opening flower.
- Hope is the most treacherous of human fancies. Ignorance and absence of discipline are the cause of man’s troubles.
- I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. If you want to get along, go along.
- I like work, it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours, i love to keep it by me, the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. If you do not want to work you should not eat too.
- If you are already on the top be careful the place is very slippery. All ambitions are good except those which climb upward on the miseries of the humankind.
- If you want milk you should not sit yourself on a stool in the middle of a field in the hope that the cow will be coming to you.
- If you wish to reach the highest begin at the lowest. If you want to create something, you must be something.
- Keep your fears to yourself; share your courage with others. Know the true Value of time; snatc, seice and enjoy every moment of it. No, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Most men fail, not through lack of education, but from lack of dogged determination, from lack of dauntless will. No great man lived in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
- No one reaches a high position without daring. Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. It moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victory without it.
- No pain, no palm; no thorns, no glory; no cross, no crown. No sweet, no sweet.
- Not failure, but low aim, is crime. Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one time.
- Our mind is like a garden which can either be intelligently cultivated or be allowed to run wild.
- Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes. People should think out and not accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.
- Pennies do nit come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.
- People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most significant success is achieved.
- Perseverance is not a long race; it comprises many short races one after another.
- Plant your words where profit lies: Whiter cloth takes faster dyes.
- Politeness goes far, yet costs nothing. Poverty and wealth, both are sins.
- Poverty is not a shame but being ashamed of it is.
- Pray the success will not come any faster than you are able to endure. When you start crowing you stop growing.
- Prayer needs no speech. Prayers and provender hinder no man’s journey.
- Pride ruined the angels. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- Progress is the law of life man is not man as yet. Prosperity can change man’s nature, it is difficult to resist the effects of good fortune.
- Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind. Privation trains and strengthens it. Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.
- Remember that great achievements involve great risks. Remember, no one make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult.
- Smile is little, Help a little, Push a little, The world needs you.
- Success depends on previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. Success is often the result of taking a wrong in the right direction.
- Success is a public affair, failure is a private funeral. Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
- Success is the realization of the estimate you place upon yourself. Success really brings satisfaction.
- Successful action tends to become an end in itself. Take care of the minutes: for hours will take care of themselves.
- The hardest things to handle in life are failure and success. The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to obstruct them.
- The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it, so thin that we are often on the line and do not know it. The man who makes no mistake does not usually make anything.
- The only place where success comes before work is the dictionary. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
- The past, the present and the future are really one – they are today. The percentage of error will multiply the longer you deliberate.
- The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun dissipated. When they are concentrated, they illuminate. The secret of success is constancy is purpose.
- The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds. The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
- There are Painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks, to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
- There are people who will always come up with reasons why you can’t do what you want to do. Ignore them and forget them. There is no defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.
- There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
- There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. There is no success without hardship.
- There never was such beauty as in you. Nature made you. and then broke the mould. To achieve great things we must live as through we were never going to die.
- Think of the world as a hill, and mark where the millions stop. There’s always a crown at the bottom, Push on – there’s always plenty of room at the top.
- Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
- Those in this world who have the courage to try and solve new problems of life are the ones who raise society to greatness. Those who merely live according to rule do not advance society, they carry it along.
- Those who hesitate have lost the chance. Throughout my life i have gained more from my critic friends than from my admires.
- Troubles in the journey of life are like the hills which alarm travelers on the road. Both appear great at a distance, but when we approach them we find they are far less insurmountable then we had conceived.
- What is the recipe for successful achievements? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients. Choose a career you love. Give it the best there in you seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.
- When all else is lost, the future still remains. When you are sure it’s good enough. Try to improve it.
- Where the river is deepest it makes least noise. Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, then what one can do.
- Who dares nothing, needs hope for nothing. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
- Work a little, Wait a little, Hope a little, And don’t get blue.
(ecerpts from Book Achievements by Jain)A hero is to brave an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. A humble man is like a good tree – the more full of fruit the branches are the more they bend down. A problem well stated is a problem half solved. Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has ...
Gordon Gecko is probably Hollywood’s most infamous businessman. Followed by “American Psycho’s” Patrick Bateman. Both movies were so loved that “Wall Street” received the redo treatment in 2010 and a remake of “American Psycho” is rumored to be in the works.
It’s no suprise that two of America’s favorite things—movies and capitalism—are a match made in heaven.
Here’s a look at some of the best business films that have inspired generations of Wall Streeters, CEOs and entrepreneurs. Thanks to MyComeUp for gathering most of these quotes.
“I don’t build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build..”
– Howard Roark, The Fountainhead (1949)
“So I went the white boy way of slinging crack-rock: I became a stock broker.”
– Seth Davis, Boiler Room (2000)
“Show Me the Money.”
– Rod Tidwell, in Jerry Maguire (2006)
“Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?”
– Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
“I have all the characteristics of a human being: flesh, blood, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don’t know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.”
– Patrick Bateman, American Psycho (2000)
“You’re born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you’re up in the rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake son.”
– Eddie Temple, Layer Cake (2004)
“Good artists copy, great artists steal.”
– Steve Jobs, in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
“Well, it’s no trick to make a lot of money… if all you want to do is make a lot of money.”
– Bernstein, Citizen Kane (1941)
“There’s no such thing as too far. You understand? You push everything as far as you can. You push and you push and you push until it starts pushing back. And then you push some goddamn more.”
– Walter Abrams, Two For The Money (2005)
“Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me it can’t be done!”
– Howard Hughes, The Aviator (2004)
“Every penny you think I’m pissing away here, comes back to us dressed up like a nickel.”
– F. Ross Johnson, Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
“You don’t understand. I want to be surprised…astonish me, sport, new info, don’t care where or how you get it, just get it…”
– Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
“Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.”
– Frank Abagnale Sr, Catch Me If You Can (2002)
“There is no such thing as a no sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can’t. Either way a sale is made, the only question is who is gonna close? You or him? Now be relentless, that’s it, I’m done.”
– Jim Young, Boiler Room (2000)
“A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing.”
– Blake, Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
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Experiences with Maha Periyava: Revive the custom of keeping a Golu!
This is an incident that happened many years ago. It was a time when the construction work of Uttara Sri Nataraja temple was going on in accordance with Kanchi Paramacharyal’s orders in the Satara town of Maharashtra. People thronged daily to have darshan of Sri Maha Periyava who was camping in the town.
It was three o’ clock in the afternoon on a Sunday. A 30-year-old youth prostrated before Periyava and got up. Tears were seen in his eyes. Noticing it, Periyava asked him with affection, “Enpa, Who are you? Where are you from? Why are your eyes watery?” Without replying, he started crying. People nearby consoled him and made him sit before Periyava.
“Where are you from Appa?” Periyava asked him.
“You are coming all the way from Palakkad?” asked Periyava immediately.
“Yes Periyava. I am coming all the way from there.”
“Alright. What is your name?”
“Besh* (well) a good name. Right, what’s your Thagapanar (father) doing?”
“My father is not in jeeva dasha (living condition) now, Periyava. He was practicing Ayurveda in Palakkad. His name was Dr.Harihara Narayanan”
Before he finished, Periyava with kutuhala (interest) said, “Ada (I see), you are the son of Palakkad Ayurvedic doctor Narayanan? Very glad. In that case, tell me, you are the grandson of Dr.Harihara Raghavan! All of them earned very good name in Ayurveda!” Periyava looked at him keenly, raising his eyebrows.
The youth said, “Yes, Periyava.”
Smiling, Periyava said, “Besh! A lofty Vaidhya parampara (medical lineage). That is alright. You have not added any doctor title before your name?”
“I did not study for that Periyava. My father did not prepare me in that way,” said the youth, without any interest.
“You should not say that way! Did your father not prepare you, or you did not have the shraddha (sincere faith) in getting prepared in that way?”
There was no reply. “Taking birth in that Vaidhya parampara, you missed the chance to know things? Right, up to which class you have studied?”
“Up to ninth, Periyava.”
“Why? You had no wish to study further?”
“Somehow I did not have the wish Periyava. I feel for it now!”
“Your vivaham (marriage) is done?”
“Done Periyava. I have a daughter who is seven years old.”
“Right, what do you do now?”
Tears fell down from his eyes. “Since I had no proper education, I could not get any high jobs, Periyava. I am doing the work of a supervisor in a local rice mill. The salary is seven hundred rupees. My family is running only on that amount.”
“Oho… Is that so? Right. You have your own gruham (house) left for you by the Periyavaals (ancestors)?” Periyava asked him.
Wiping his tears, Harihara Subramanian said, “There is a house Periyava, built by my grandfather. The very purpose of my coming here is to ask Periyava about it. Many years ago, since her husband passed away, my father’s sister came over to Palakkad bringing her two daughters. During a Navaratri festival time, my father mortgaged the house to a local person, took twenty five thousand rupees from him, conducted the marriage of the two daughters of my aunt, and then suddenly passed away. My aunt too passed away.
“My grievance, Periyava, is that during the festival time of Navaratri my father mortgaged the house that was Lakshmikaram (prosperous, Lakshmi-given) and passed away. The amount has now come to forty five thousand rupees including the interest. It seems the house is going to sink!”
Periyava went into contemplation for a while. His silence ended and he said smilingly, “Alright, now you celebrate the Navaratri festival at home, keeping a Golu (an assembly of dolls) every year?”
“No, Periyava. I stopped the custom of keeping a Golu which my father used to observe after he passed away.”
Periyava promptly interrupted him and said, “You should never talk so disrespectfully of Aathu periyaval (family ancestors). They are all very great people. I know it well! They have all gone after doing excellent things! Keeping something in mind, your stopping the custom of celebrating Navaratri with a Golu every year is wrong! Navaratri starts in a week from now. You revive the custom of keeping a Golu in Palakkad from this year. All your afflictions will be solved and your will get prosperity!” Blessing the youth and giving him prasadam, Periyava bade him farewell.
Twenty days passed. It was a Sunday. There was a large crowd in Satara to have darshan of Periyava.
An assistant of the Matham made way parting people in the queue and brought a respectable man of 60 to 65 years of age, wearing a saffron jibba (tunic) over a panchakacham (tucked in dhoti), a number of tulsi and rudraksha garlands on his neck before Periyava. He prostrated to Acharyal and started conversing in Hindi. Periyava also conversed with him in Hindi and then asked the gentleman to go and sit on the stage opposite him.
After some time, Palakkad Harihara Subramanian came and prostrated before Maha Periyava. He had a small trunk box in hand.
With Artha Pushti, (wealth of meaning) Periyava looked at the youth and his trunk box. The youth opened the box slowly. Inside the box, wrapped in a silk cloth were ancient palm leaf scripts numbering 10 to 15. The Parabrahmam looked at him knowingly, yet as if he did not know.
The youth said innocently, “You gave me the orders to revive the custom of Golu from this year. When I climbed up the loft to retrieve the Golu dolls, I found this box there. I have not seen it so far Periyava! I checked its contents and found these scripts whose letters were incomprehensible to me. So I brought them straight here.”
Periyava laughed and beckoned to the gentleman in saffron tunic who was sitting on the stage opposite him. To the gentleman he said in Hindi, “The apoorva vastu (rare article) you asked me about only a little while ago has come here, look!”
The gentleman immediately sat down on the floor, took the palm leaves and started having a glance at their grantha letters using a lens he had with him. His face blossomed. Lifting those scripts and keeping them over his head, he grinned happily and said, “O Parama Acharya Purusha! I have been searching for this apoorva ayurveda grantha for many years. You are the Pratyaksha deivam (God present before the eyes)! Within half an hour you have brought before my eyes what I prayed to you for!” He prostrated to Periyava with happiness.
Harihara Subramanian stood amazed looking at all this. Periyava called him near and said, “This gentleman is a great Ayurveda Siddha research scholar of Pandaripuram. Only half an hour back he told me about his searching for such an apoorva suvadi (rare palm leaves). Something struck my mind, I told him to sit and wait for some time. And now you here and stand before me with this trunk box!” Periyava ordered the youth, “All these will be very useful to him. Thinking of your father and grandfather, you give all these things to that gentleman with your own hands.”
The youth did as he was told. There were tears of joy in the face of the gentleman who received the contents.
The gentleman looked at him and said, “I have come to possess an apoorva grantha by your grace! It would not be dharma to receive them without paying a kanikkai (an amount given as a token of gratitude).” Then he placed fifty thousand rupees along with some fruits in a plate and gave them politely to Harihara Subramanian. The youth looked at Periyava, who smiled and asked him to receive the money. Hands trembling, the youth received those fifty thousand rupees!
Calling him near, that walking God said, “What did I tell you when you spoke out your grievance about your family ancestors? I said they were all great people, they would have gone only after doing excellent things. It somehow struck my mind. You saw the excellent thing your people had done, on the loft where the Golu dolls were kept. You said your house mortgage loan had increased to forty five thousand rupees in principal and interest! Now Sri ChandraMouleeswara has given his anugraham for this. Get back to Palakkad with happiness. Let the money be safe with you!” and bid him farewell after blessing him.
(source : User mohan on 10.07.2016)
Akshaya Tritiya, also known as “Akha Teej”, is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People conduct special Pujas on this day, bathe in holy rivers, make a charity, offer barley in a sacred fire, and worship Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi on this day.
Akshaya Tritiya marks the beginning of the Treta Yug. The birthday of Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu falls on this day. In the “Puranas”, the holy Hindu scriptures, there is a story that says that on this day of Akshay Tritiya Vedavyas along with Lord Ganesha started writing the great epic Mahabharata. Ganga Devi or Mother Ganges also descended to earth on this day.
This is one of the most auspicious days according to the Hindu calendar. The day on which Moon, Sun and Jupiter unitedly come under Mrigshira Nakshatra is called Akshay Tritiya.
“Akshay Tritiya”,the holy day when many perform puja to start a business. According to the Hindu customs, many choose to perform the pujas for Business,bathe in holy rivers, make a charity, offer barley in a sacred fire, and worship Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi on the holy day of “Akshay Tritiya”. It is considered a good time to invest in gold and diamonds. It is believed that whatever is bought on this day, will remain forever.
Akshaya Tritiya also referred as Akha Teej is considered the most auspicious days of all by Hindus in India. The pious day of Akshay Trithiya falls on the third day (Tithi) of Bright phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) of Hindu month of Vaishakha. The name Akshay Trithiya describes the special planetary positions of Moon, Sun and Jupiter, as on this day all three unanimously come under Mrigshira Nakshatra. Moon and Sun both glow at their brightest level, indicating the auspiciousness of the day.
The day of Akshay Trithiya is considered highly auspicious by Hindus as the day is thought to bring good fortune and prosperity for every one. The literal meaning of Akshay in Sanskrit means imperishable or “never diminishing” and thus the day is believed to be the best time for beginning new ventures or investing money in precious metals and land.
Myths and Legends:
Akshay Trithiya is also referred as golden day of eternal success as the Golden Age or the first of the four Yugas, Satya yug began on this day. Akha Teej also marks the birthday of Sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu – Lord Parshuram. The auspicious day also holds special importance as the holy river Ganga also descended down to earth from heaven on the same day. Vedavyas along with Lord Ganesha started writing the great Hindu scriptures, Mahabharatha on this day of Akshay Trithiya.
The first Tirthankar in Jainism Bhagwan Rishabdev also broke his fasting spell of one year by taking juice on the day of Akha Teej.
Akshaya Tritiya is also called Navanna Parvam. Akshaya Tritiya falling in a conjunction with Rohini star day is considered more auspicious.
The importance of Akshaya Tritiya appreciates when it falls on a Monday.
शास्त्रों में अक्षय तृतीया एवं अक्षय तृतीया का माहात्म्य
# शुभ व पूजनीय कार्य इस दिन होते हैं, जिनसे प्राणियों (मनुष्यों) का जीवन धन्य हो जाता है।
# इस दिन से सतयुग और त्रेतायुग का आरंभ माना जाता है।
# श्री परशुरामजी का अवतरण भी इसी दिन हुआ था।
# इसी दिन श्री बद्रीनारायण के पट खुलते हैं।*
# नर-नारायण ने भी इसी दिन अवतार लिया था।
# हयग्रीव का अवतार भी इसी दिन हुआ था।
# वृंदावन के श्री बाँकेबिहारीजी के मंदिर में केवल इसी दिन श्रीविग्रह के चरण-दर्शन होते हैं अन्यथा पूरे वर्ष वस्त्रों से ढँके रहते हैं।
# जो मनुष्य इस दिन गंगा स्नान करता है, उसे पापों से मुक्ति मिलती है।
# इस दिन परशुरामजी की पूजा करके उन्हें अर्घ्य देने का बड़ा माहात्म्य माना गया है।
# श्रीकृष्ण ने भी कहा है कि यह तिथि परम पुण्यमय है। इस दिन दोपहर से पूर्व स्नान, जप, तप, होम, स्वाध्याय, पितृ-तर्पण तथा दान आदि करने वाला महाभाग अक्षय पुण्यफल का भागी होता है।
(source:http://www.myguru.in/festival_details.php?id=28)Akshaya Tritiya, also known as “Akha Teej”, is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People conduct special Pujas on this day, bathe in holy rivers, make a charity, offer barley in a sacred fire, and worship Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi on this day. Akshaya Tritiya marks the beginning of ...