Tuesday, December 29, 2009


When things in your life seem almost to much to handle, when

24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar......
and the beer.
A Professor stood before his philosophy class and had some
items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly,
he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and
proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then
asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the Professor then picked up a box of pebbles and
poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.
The Professor next picked up a box of sand and
poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up
everything else. He asked once more if the jar
was full. The students responded with an unanimous "Yes."

The Professor then produced two cans of beer from
under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar,
effectively filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed.
"Now," said the Professor, as the laughter subsided,
"I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - your family,
your children, your health, your friends, your favorite passions-
things that if everything else was lost and only they remained,
your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things 
that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is 
everything else - the small stuff."
"If you put the sand into the jar first", he continued,
"there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy
on the small stuff, you will never have room for the
things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are
critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to 
get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18.
There will always be time to clean the house, and fix the disposal.
Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
When he had finished, there was a profound silence.
Then one of the students raised her hand and with a
puzzled expression, inquired what the beer represented.
The Professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life
may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers."

The gentle, witty, simple monk has been a great source of inspiration to many all over the world irrespective of their religious leanings.

Interesting trivia about the Dalai Lama at

"Take into account that great love and great
achievements involve great risk."
"When you lose, don't lose the lesson."
"Follow the three R's: Respect for self, respect
for others and responsibility for all your actions."

"Remember that not getting what you want is
sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."

"Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly."
"Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship."
"When you realize you've made a mistake,
take immediate steps to correct it."
"Spend some time alone every day."
"Open your arms to change,
but don't let go of your values."

"Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer."

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Recipe says "do this"
I cannot stick to "this"
I have to do "that"
"why not try that?"
am I wired differently
that I just have to
tweak it a bit here..
twist it a bit there..

"No one should ever ask themselves that: why am I unhappy?
The question carries within it the virus that will destroy
everything. If we ask that question, it means that we want to
find out what makes us happy. If what makes us happy is
different from what we have now, then we must either change
once and for all or stay as we are, feeling even more unhappy"

Sunday, December 20, 2009

बुझ रहे हैं चिराग...

दिल जलाओ के रोशनी कम है...

Bujh rahey hain chiraag...

dil jalao ke roshni kam hai...

Friday, December 11, 2009


Space is limited
In a haiku, so it's hard
To finish what you

Came across this on some site-