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Story – Three in one
There was a small kingdom in which strangely enough all people were quite happy and very healthy. In course of time both the ruler and ruled grew proud of this rare good fortune and claimed it to be a reward of their personal righteousness. Since all of them were healthy, there was no physician in the kingdom. One day, a physician came to its capital city and was happy to find that there was no other physician to compete with him in his profession in the whole kingdom. But whenever he entered into conversation with the people and enquired after their health, they would say: “Oh! We are Brahmajnanis, no illness can touch us. We are the fortunate few chosen by God and blessed by Him with health and happiness. Why do you tarry here, better go elsewhere to earn your living”. The physician however did not want to leave the city and was also hopeful that this snobbery of the people will not last long.
Once the king suddenly fell ill. The physician was summoned to the royal presence. He was pleased that God had given him an opportunity to display his talent. He treated the king with reverence and great attention. The king was slowly but steadily improving. However, he said: “Sir, I really thank you for your treatment but can you not cure me quickly? I am not used to lying down like this for days together”. The physician wanted to teach the king and the people a lesson. He said: “Oh king, there is a quick cure, but I am afraid, I may not be able to get what I want for preparing the medicine”. The king said: “you need not doubt the capacity either of my ministers or my people. They will be ready to procure anything you may require. They are all Brahmajnanis. They will not bother about any type of strain or sacrifice on their part to get their beloved king cured. Come, tell me what you want”. The physician said: “My Lord! I am glad that you are so confident”. I require 1/4 pound of flesh from the body of a Brahmajnani – that is all”. “Oh! How simple!”, exclaimed the king. The king immediately sent word to his minister and commanded him to get at once 1/4 pound of flesh of any Brahmajnani in the city”.
The minister returned very late in the evening, very sad and dejected. The king asked eagerly “Why so late? Come on, where is the flesh?”. The minister pleaded, “Oh! King, I am sorry, I could not get what you wanted. When I made the people know of what you need, everyone said: ‘Oh, I am not a Brahmajnani. Do you think that Brahmajnanis will be found in cities such as this?’ How can we say confidently that we are all Brahmajnanis?”.
The king was surprised to hear this and looked at the physician pitiably. The physician said: “Oh king!, do not feel sad. This is the way of the world. One may claim to be anything but to actually live up to that high ideal is extremely difficult. You are now recovered. Nothing is wrong with you. I need no human flesh. I planned this little drama, only to let you know the truth. Pardon me”.
Each person is “three in one”, i.e. what he thinks of himself, what others think he is and finally, what he really is.
“Live your life before life becomes lifeless”
(contributed by : Vaidyanathan Ramanathan on 08.08.2012)Story – Three in one There was a small kingdom in which strangely enough all people were quite happy and very healthy. In course of time both the ruler and ruled grew proud of this rare good fortune and claimed it to be a reward of their personal righteousness. Since all of them were healthy, there ...
“The secret of getting started is breaking
your complex, overwhelming tasks into
small manageable tasks, and then
starting on the first one.”
– Mark Twain“The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain
Car parks aren’t usually a top priority for architects. They often consist of no more than some tar slapped onto a flat surface and dissected with white lines or, at the most, a bleak multi-storey maze of concrete pillars.
But as the demands of drivers and cities change, putting ever more pressure on both the designer and their resources, the humble car park has had to step up. The 10 parking garages assembled here all have a fresh take on a staid concept and run the whole gamut from the brilliant to the downright weird. Don’t forget to tell us your favourite in the comments section below.
Once a glamorous movie theatre boasting crystal chandeliers and marble sculptures, the Michigan Theatre was destined for demolition when the developers realised it formed an integral part of adjoining buildings, so it was relegated to a three-level car park instead. Considering it stands on the birthplace of the first Ford model, this almost seems like destiny.
More closely resembling grain silos than car parks these 20-floor tall CarTowers can swallow a massive 800 cars. Located at the VW-themed Autostadt park in Wolfsburg, new customers have the option of collecting their new set of wheels from the facility where a robotic arm picks out their vehicle from the beehive of stored cars.
More a parking sculpture than anything else this striking car park was the brainchild of Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, most famous for designing the Beijing Bird’s Nest stadium. Light, airy and refreshingly open, the seemingly incomplete $70 million creation didn’t come cheap but proves beyond any doubt functional needn’t be dull.
Serving as the parking lot to the tallest building in Melbourne, the developers of the Eureka Tower could easily have resorted to a dull utilitarian parking garage. Instead they allowed designer Axel Peemoeller to play around with clever graphics, which appear completely abstract and distorted but snap into orderly alignment when you drive past.
Known locally as ‘The Community Bookshelf’ the wall of the Kansas library’s car park features 22 striking spines of well-known books, each standing approximately 25ft tall, with the two stairwells on either end acting as bookends. While some may deride it as too theme-parkish, many laud the library for turning a dull car park into a feature.
Drive up to the car park linked to Dubai’s impressive Ibn Battuta Gate and you could be forgiven for thinking it nothing more than a single garage. But behind its unpretentious facade hides the world’s largest robot car park – capable of storing 765 vehicles and dealing with a staggering 250 cars an hour.
Built on top of a Korean barge, this floating parking boat’s suitable maritime design ensures it blends right into its setting in Gotenburg’s city centre harbour. When loaded to its 400-car capacity the barge only dips a few inches deeper below the waterline, but even more impressive is its ability to be towed to another location if the city’s parking situation ever demanded such a move.
Chicago is nicknamed the ‘Windy City’ for good reason, so the designers of Greenway car park set out to harness the city’s gusts to help power the building. It uses giant pairs of corkscrew wind turbines stretching from street level to its roof. To further bolster Greenway’s green appeal, some of the harvested wind energy powers electric car charging stations inside.
Literally translating to ‘sea firefly’, the man-made Umi-hotaru island is a tourist attraction in its own right with many drivers heading there simply to admire the views. In addition to serving as a floating car park for the city’s aqua-line motorway, the island also boasts cafes, shops and public art.
(source:http://autos.in.msn.com/gallery/photoviewer.aspx?cp-documentid=5557866#image=3)Car parks aren’t usually a top priority for architects. They often consist of no more than some tar slapped onto a flat surface and dissected with white lines or, at the most, a bleak multi-storey maze of concrete pillars. But as the demands of drivers and cities change, putting ever more pressure on both the designer ...
Current Population of India in 2011 1,210,193,422 (1.21 billion) Total Male Population in India 623,700,000 (623.7 million) Total Female Population in India 586,500,000 (586.5 million) Sex Ratio 940 females per 1,000 males Age structure 0 to 25 years 50% of India’s current population Currently, there are about 51 births in India in a minute. India’s Population in 2001 1.02 billion Population of India in 1947 350 million
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