Cruelness


This is what u call dedication to one' s work........ **** If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. ****

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3 PARROTS......... The truth


3 Parrots

A man wanted to buy his son a parrot as a birthday present.
The next day he went to the pet shop and saw three identical parrots in a cage.
He asked the clerk, "how much for the parrot on the right?

The owner said it was Rs. 2500.
"Rs. 2500.", the man said. "Well what does he do?
"He knows how to use all of the functions of Microsoft Office 2000, responds the clerk.
"He can do all of your spreadsheets and type all of your letters."

The man then asked what the second parrot cost.
The clerk replied, Rs. 5000, but he not only knows Office 2000, but is an expert computer programmer.
Finally, the man inquired about the cost of the last parrot.

The clerk replied, "Rs. 10,000."
Curious as to how a bird can cost Rs. 10,000, the man asked what this bird's specialty was.
The clerk replies, "Well to be honest I haven't seen him do anything.
But the other two call him "BOSS"!!

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Just not joking


How technology changed us........

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HUM-TUM




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Have you ever thought?


Have you ever thought?


If swimming is a good exercise to stay fit, why are whales fat?

Why is that everyone wants to go to haven but nobody wants to die?

Shall I say that there is racial discrimination in chess as the white piece is moved first?

In our country, we have freedom of speech, then why phone bills?

If money doesn't grow on trees, then why do banks have branches?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

Why doesn't glue stick to its own bottle?

Why do we still call it a building when it is already built?

If its true that we are here to help others, what are others here for?

If you aren't supposed to drink & drive, why do bars have parking lots?

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The Internal Laundry


The Jaina path to liberation or enlightenment lies in the pursuit of purity. What is purity? Body and soul being different, the soul is essentially pure in nature. Our life and the experiences we go through cling to the soul as polluting particles. If a ball were to fall into slush, you would have to wash it to make it clean once again. Just as mud particles stick to the ball, so do our karmas cling to our soul, sullying it.

Both good and bad acts invite karmic particles, which like iron filings drawn to a magnet, stick on. Our endeavour in life should be to get rid of them and return to the pure soul. This is a two-pronged process: we have to get rid of all that we have accumulated so far plus we have to prevent more from accumulating. Only then can we restore our soul to its original state of purity.

It is all about laundry even in the spiritual world! How does one ‘wash’ the soul? The ‘water’ to wash off karmic particles clinging to the soul is a combination of neutrality and detachment, just as hard to get a clean and reliable combination of two parts of hydrogen and one part of oxygen.

Neutrality and detachment are in a sense similar. You can be neutral under any circumstance only when you are able to view it with detachment. When you allow your emotions to experience a particular situation, it becomes coloured by subjective perception, likes and dislikes.

Many of us have learnt not to make a public display of our emotions, particularly when they are negative. However, we experience them all the same. Just visualise that each time you go through a strong emotion, it is engulfing your soul…much like arteries get clogged with cholesterol.

When we experience emotions of love, hate and anger, we are adding on many more particles. If we are able to go through an experience without passions raging, then no karmic particles are added on.

All this might sound impossible. Jainas have devised a technique that can help us do the above, through kayotsarga. It’s a technique that enables us to give the soul a ‘bath’.

The word kayotsarga is made up of two words: Kaya meaning body and utsarga meaning rising above it. Body and soul cannot be experienced at the same time. Either one or the other is experienced.

When we, living within the body, ‘discard’ it and begin experiencing the soul, then it is called kayotsarg – to experience the soul and stop experiencing the body. In this practice a gradual relaxation leads to detachment from body and other worldly activity. This detachment frees the jiva from bondage.

The statue of Bahubali in Sravanabelagola, Karnataka, is an example of this.

Drawing from this spiritual practice, Acharya Mahaprajna has devised a system of meditation called Preksha dhyan where kayotsarga is the first and last step.

Kayotsarga refreshes you as it slows down your metabolic activity to the minimum and then picks it up again, to help purification.

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Burj Dubai now BURJ KHALIFA - OPENING CEREMONY


The world's tallest tower, 'Burj Khalifa' is 828 metres (2,716.5 ft) high
Burj Khalifa is the focal point of the 500-acre ‘mega-project’ by Emaar Properties, described as the new heart of Dubai.



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Standing at more than 800 metres (2,625 ft) high and with over 160 storeys, Burj Dubai is the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar Properties. The tower anchors the 500-acre Downtown Burj Dubai community, described as the new heart of the city.



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