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Saluting the REAL HEROES

Airline Lunches -

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight to Delhi.
‘I’m glad I have a good book to read Perhaps I will get a short sleep,’ I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation.
‘Where are you guys headed?’ I asked the Young man seated nearest to me. “Agra. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re being deployed for operations.”

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that lunches were available on payment. It would be several hours before we reached Delhi , and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time..

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. ‘No, that cost a lot of money, probably wouldn’t be worth it. I’ll wait till we get to Delhi ….”
His buddy agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant enough money to cover for 10 lunches and told her ‘Take a lunch to all those soldiers..’
She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. ‘My young brother was a soldier in Kargil , it’s almost like you are doing it for him..’

Picking up ten lunchboxes, she headed up the aisle to where the boys were seated.
She stopped at my seat and asked, ‘Which do you like best – Veg or chicken?’
‘Chicken,’ I replied, wondering why she asked..

She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. “This is your thanks”.

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. An old man stopped me. ‘I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.’ He handed me a Rs 500/- note.
Soon after I returned to my seat,

I saw the Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he wasn’t looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand, and said, ‘I want to shake your hand.’
Quickly unfastening my seat-belt I stood and took the Captain’s hand. With a booming voice he said, ‘I was an Air Force pilot a long time back. Once someone bought me lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.’ I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A kid who looked about 18 was sitting about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. I felt him stick a currency note in my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to depart. Waiting just inside the aeroplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word.
Another currency note !

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their Trip up to their training area.. I walked over to them and handed them all the currency notes that was given to me on the flight and said. ‘It will take you some time to reach your training area. It will be about time for a sandwich. May God Bless You.’ and thank you for doing whatever you do.

Ten young men of honour left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow countrymen. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals.
It seemed so little…

A Serviceman is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank cheque made payable to ‘ India ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’

That is Honour, and there are way too many people in this country who don’t understand it………….

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Knowledge

Reading books, hearing lectures, borrowing others’ opinions, [a man] limits himself in quoting them. He repeats them like a parrot and does not make them as his own. Such knowledge we term as oral knowledge. But the knowledge of that person who understands the purpose of knowledge and makes it his own by experiencing, staying on it for some time and leading a practical life, is called knowledge in the real sense.

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You can’t beat Indians!!

An Indian Doctor can’t find a job in a Hospital in US so he opens a clinic and puts a sign outside ‘GET TREATMENT FOR $20 – IF NOT CURED GET BACK $100

A American lawyer thinks this is a great opportunity to earn $100 and goes to the clinic…

Lawyer: “I have lost my sense of taste”

Indian : “Nurse, bring medicine from box no. 22 and put 3 drops in patient’s mouth”

Lawyer: “Ugh..this is kerosene”

Indian: “Congrats, your sense of taste is restored. Give me $20″

The annoyed lawyer goes back after a few days to recover his money…

Lawyer: “I have lost my memory. I cannot remember anything”

Indian: “Nurse, bring medicine from box no. 22 and put 3 drops in his mouth”

Lawyer (annoyed): “This is kerosene. You gave this to me last time for restoring my taste”

Indian : “Congrats. You got your memory back. Give me $20″

The fuming lawyer pays him, and then comes back a week later determined to get back $100.

Lawyer: “My eyesight has become very weak I can’t see at all “

Indian : “Well, I don’t have any medicine for that, so take this $100″

Lawyer (staring at the note): “But this is $20, not $100″

Indian : “Congrats, your eyesight is restored. Give me $20″

You can’t beat Indians!!

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Tibetan Dream Yoga

In Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines (Evans-Wentz, trans., London: Oxford University Press, 1935) dream yoga is one of six subtypes of yoga elaborated by the Tibetan guru Marpa and passed down by his well-known disciple Milarepa. The practice has a number of steps, which permit the individual to gradually gain increasing amounts of control in the dream state.

First, the individual must become lucid or wake up in the dream state.

Second, the dreamer must overcome all fear of the contents of the dream so there is the realization that nothing in the dream can cause harm. For instance, the lucid dreamer should put out fire with his hands and realize fire cannot burn him in the dream.

Next the dreamer should contemplate how all phenomena both in the dream and in waking life are similar because they change, and that life is illusory in both states because of this constant change. Both the objects in the dream and objects in the world in the Buddhist’s worldview are therefore empty and have no substantial nature. This is the stage of contemplating the dream as maya, and equating this sense of maya with everyday experience in the external world.

Fourth, the dreamer should realize he has control of the dream by changing big objects into small ones, heavy objects into light ones, and many objects into one object. He should also experiment with changing things into their opposites (i.e. fire into water).

After gaining control over objects and their transformations, the dreamer should realize that the dreamer’s dream body is as insubstantial as the other objects in the dream. The dreamer should realize that he or she is not the dream body. While this realization is very difficult in normal waking existence, presumably it is quite obtainable in the dream since the dreamer who has control over dream objects could, for instance, alter the body’s shape or make the dream body disappear all together.

Finally, the images of deities (Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, or Dakinis) should be visualized in the lucid dream state. These figures are frequently seen in Tibetan religious art (thangkas) and used in meditation. They are said to be linked to or resonate with the clear light of formless “suchness.” They can therefore serve as doorways to Sunyata or clear light. The dreamer is instructed to concentrate on these images without distraction or thinking about other things so that the qualities of each of these personifications of the enlightened divine are internalized: You awaken through becoming one with them while lucid dreaming.

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சிந்தித்த சிந்தனை!

1.நாணயமாக இருப்பவனிடம் எப்போதும் குழந்தைத்தனம் காணப்படும்

2. உன் தகுதி பிறருக்குத் தெரியவேண்டுமானால் பிறர் தகுதியை நீ தெரிந்துகொள்.

3. திருட்டுப் பொருளை விலைக்கு வாங்குபவன் திருடனை விட மோசமானவன்.

4. தூக்கம் எப்போது குறைய ஆரம்பிக்கிறதோ அப்போதுதான் வாழ்க்கை ஆரம்பிக்கிறது.

5. அறிவுக்காக செய்யப்படும் முதலீடு எப்போதுமே கொழுத்த வட்டியையே தரும்.

6. நல்ல மனைவியை விட உயர்ந்த வரமும் இல்லை. கெட்ட மனைவியை விட மோசமான சாபமும் இல்லை.

7. முதலில் மனிதன் மதுவைக் குடிக்கிறான். பின்பு மது மனிதனை குடிக்கிறது.

8. ஆயிரம் பேர் சேர்ந்து ஒரு தொழிற்சாலையைக் கட்டி விடலாம். ஒரு வீட்டைக் கட்ட ஒழுக்கமான ஒரு பெண் வேண்டும்.

9. இரண்டு கால் உள்ள எல்லோரும் நடந்து விடலாம். ஆனால் இரண்டு கை உள்ள எல்லோருமே எழுதிவிட முடியாது.

10. உழைப்பு உடலை வலிமையாக்கும். துன்பங்களே மனதை வலிமையாக்கும்.

11.ஒருவன் தான் செய்த தவறை ஒத்துக்கொள்ள வெட்கப்படக் கூடாது. ஒப்புக்கொள்வதன் பொருள் என்ன? அவன் நேற்றைவிட இன்று அதிக அறிவு பெற்று விட்டான் என்பதே.

12. வாழ்க்கை சுவையானது. உங்கள் அறியாமையினால் அதைக் கசப்பாக்கி விடாதீர்கள்.

13. பிறரைப் பாராட்டுங்கள். பாராட்டு கிடைக்கும். பிறரை மதியுங்கள். மதிப்புக் கிடைக்கும். அன்பு செலுத்துங்கள். அன்பு தேடி வரும். இவை ஒற்றைவழிப் பாதைகள் அல்ல. இரட்டை வழிப் பாதைகள். அன்பில் வணிகத்திற்கு இடமில்லை. வணிகத்தில் அன்புக்கு இடமில்லை.

14. தனக்கென வாழ்ந்தவன் தாழ்ந்தவன் ஆகிறான். பிறருக்கென வாழ்பவன் பெருவாழ்வு வாழ்கிறான். அடக்கம் அணிகலன் மட்டுமல்ல. அறத்தின் காவலன்

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15. சொற்கள் நம் சிந்தனையின் ஆடைகள். அவற்றைக் கந்தல்களாகவும், கிழிசல்களாகவும், அழுக்காகவும் உடுத்தக் கூடாது.

16. சோம்பேறிக்கு எல்லாமே கடினமாகத் தோன்றும். ஊக்கமுள்ளவனுக்கு எல்லாமே எளிதாகத் தோன்றும்.

17. எந்தவிதக் கொள்கையும், நோக்கமும் இல்லாத வாழ்க்கை திசைகாட்டும் கருவி இல்லாத கப்பல் நடுக்கடலில் நிற்பதற்கு ஒப்பாகும்.

18.எந்த மனிதன் தீவிரமாகவும், திடமாகவும், சிந்திக்கிறானோ அந்த சிந்தனைகளின் வளர்ச்சி கலையாகும். அவ்வாறு சிந்திக்கிறவனே கலைஞன் ஆவான்.

19. பல அறிஞர்களுடன் பழகினால் நீ அறிவாளி ஆவாய். ஆனால் பல பணக்காரர்களுடன் பழகினாலும் பணக்காரன் ஆக மாட்டாய்.

20. இன்பத்தின் இரகசியம் எதில் அடங்கியிருக்கிறது தெரியுமா? நீ விரும்பியதைச் செய்வதில் அல்ல. நீ செய்வதை விரும்புவதில்தான்.

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Boy – An Engineer

Girl :- Lets go for a dinner tonight.

Boy (an engineer) :- Ok.

Girl :- But where will you take me?

Boy :- Should we go to Mint Food (an economic restaurant) ?

Girl :- No. That’s a very cheap place. Let’s go to Tomato’s (A brutally costly place).

Boy :- *silence for a minute* Ok, See you at 7. I will pick you up from your place.

Boy picks up girl at 7.

On the way…

Boy :- Once I had pani puri competition with my sister and she ate 30 pani-puris and defeated me.

Girl :- What’s so difficult in it?

Boy :- Defeating me in Pani-puri eating competition is difficult.

Girl :- I can easily beat you.

Boy :- Please leave it. It’s not your cup of tea.

Girl :- Let us have that competition right now.

Boy :- So you want to see yourself defeated?

Girl :- Let’s see.

They both stop at a Pani-puri stall.

They start eating.

After about 30 Pani-puri the boy gave up.

The girl was also full, but to defeat her boyfriend, she ate one more and shouted, “You lose.”

The bill was 120rs.

‘The main aim of an engineer is to satisfy customer with minimum investments.

Winning attitude with less investment, ensuring strong bonding

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Terrible English by PT sir

1) There is no wind in the football.. 
2) I talk, he talk, why you middle talk?. 
3) You rotate the ground 4 times.. 
4) You go and understand the tree. 
5) I’ll give you clap on ur cheeks.. 
6) Bring your parents and your mother and especially your father. 
7) Close the window airforce is coming. 
8) I have two daughters and both are girls.. 
9) Stand in a straight circle.. 
10) Don’t stand in front of my back 
11) Why Haircut not cut..? 
12) Don’t make noise.. principle is rotating in the corridor 
13) Why are you looking at the monkey outside the window when I’m here? 
14) You talking bad habit 
15) Give me a red pen of any colour. 
16) Can i have some snow in my cold drink? 
17) Pick the paper and fall into the dustbin.
18) Both of u stand together separately. 
19) Keep quiet the principal just passed away!! 

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Prayer

The most important and unfailing means of success is the Prayer. It connects our link with God, to whom we surrender ourselves with love and devotion. In prayer we stand before Him as a humble supplicant, presenting to Him our true state and completely resigning ourselves to His will. This is the true form of prayer, and as true devotees we must also feel satisfied with the will of the Master