Bhakti Yoga-Devotional Service to the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna

Bhakti Yoga-Devotional Service to the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna
Gopis performing Devotional Service to the Lordships Sri Sri Radha Krishna

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Stuck inside a cloud



Never slept so little
Never smoked so much
Lost my concentration I could
even lose my touch
Talking to myself
Crying out loud
Only I can hear me
I'm stuck inside a cloud

I made some exhibition
I lost my will to eat
The only thing that matters to me is to
touch your lotus feet
Talking to myself
Crying out loud

Only I can hear me
I'm stuck inside a cloud
Talking to myself
Crying out loud
Only I can hear me
And i'm stuck inside a cloud

Talking to myself
Crying out loud
Only I can hear me
I'm stuck inside a cloud

Never been so crazy
But I've never felt so sure
I wish I had the answer to give
Don't even have the cure

Just talking to myself crying as we part
Knowing as you leave me
I also lose my heart
Talking to myself crying as we part
Knowing as you leave me
I also lose my heart
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It Dont Come Easy!



Song:           It Don't Come Easy  
Duration:       3.08
Track No.:      1-7
Composer:       Richard Starkey
Vocals:         Ringo Starr
Year:           1971
Lyrics: (It don't come easy, you know it don't come easy) (It don't come easy, you know it don't come easy) Got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues And you know it don't come easy You don't have to shout or leap about You can even play them easy Forget about the past and all your sorrow The future won't last It will soon be your tomorrow I don't ask for much, I only want your trust And you know it don't come easy And this love of mine keeps growing all the time And you know it don't come easy Open up your heart, let's come together Use a little luck, and we will make it work out better Got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues And you know it don't come easy You don't have to shout or leap about You can even play them easy Please remember peace is how we make it Here within your reach, is your freedom to take it I don't ask for much, I only want your trust And you know it don't come easy (de de de) growing all the time And you know it don't come easy (thank you)

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Blow Away.. Blow Away!!




Song:           Blow Away  
Duration:       3.59
Track No.:      5
Composer:       Harrison
Vocals:         George Harrison
Year:           1979
Lyrics: Day turned black, sky ripped apart Rained for a year 'til it dampened my heart Cracks and leaks The floorboards caught rot About to go down I had almost forgot. All I got to do is to love you All I got to be is, be happy All it's got to take is some warmth to make it Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away. Sky cleared up, day turned to bright Closing both eyes now the head filled with light Hard to remember what a state I was in Instant amnesia Yang to the Yin. All I got to do is to love you All I got to be is, be happy All it's got to take is some warmth to make it Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away. Wind blew in, cloud was dispersed Rainbows appearing, the pressures were burst Breezes a-singing, now feeling good The moment had passed Like I knew that it should. All I got to do is to love you All I got to be is, be happy All it's got to take is some warmth to make it Blow Away, Blow Away, Blow Away.

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A Prayer!!!

"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Nrsimhadeva, the source of all power. O my Lord who possesses nails and teeth just like thunderbolts, kindly vanquish our demonlike desires for fruitive activity in this material world. Please appear in our hearts and drive away our ignorance so that by Your mercy we may become fearless in the struggle for existence in this material world. May there be good fortune throughout the universe, and may all envious persons be pacified. May all living entities become calm by practicing Bhakti Yoga, for by accepting devotional service they will think of each other's welfare. Therefore let us all engage in the service of the supreme transcendence, Lord Sri Krsna, and always remain absorbed in thought of Him."

Srimad Bhagavatam 5.18.8-10



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6 people who incur sin for killing animal for food

6 people who incur sin for killing animal for food


There are 6 people who incur the sin (Karma) for killing the animal for food.
1) The person who gives the orders to kill the animal.
2) The person who kills the animal.
3) The person who transports the dead animal.
4) The person who cooks the animal flesh or meat.
5) The person who serves the animal flesh as food.
6) The person who eats the flesh of the animal.

Reference : Manu-samhita 5.48-49 and 5.51-52. & SB : 1.7.37

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Look for Good in Others-Good One!


A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne
Creator of The Secret
 
From The Secret Daily Teachings
Trying to change someone is a waste of time. The very thought of changing 
someone is saying that they are not good enough as they are, and it is soaked 
with judgment and disapproval. That is not a thought of appreciation or love, 
and those thoughts will only bring separation between you and that person.

You must look for the good in people to have more of it appear.
As you look only for the good things in a person, you will be 
amazed at what your new focus reveals.
 
May the joy be with you,

Rhonda Byrne
The Secret... bringing joy to billions


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Intel Inside and Mental Outside!





 
Common Stress Symptoms

Chronic fatigue.

Anger at those making demands on you.

Self-criticism for putting up with the demands

Cynicism, negativism and irritability

A sense of being besieged

Hair-trigger display of emotion
The problem of stress has become so acute in our society that this year sees the launch of a "National Stress Day" on Wednesday, November 1st, 2000. In the first of its articles on Workplace Issues and Trends AssureConsulting.com focuses on the modern scourge of stress and professional burnout which plagues IT professionals.
or an outsider, "IT" is it, a la Cinderella-like career, promising phenomenal salaries, e-sops, travel and vacation allowance and a host of other benefits to anyone who has climbed the bandwagon, a career where burgeoning demand and an acute lack of manpower has apparently transformed traditional employer-employee equations in the latter’s favour and finally flattened hierarchy-ridden organisations.

But there’s a flip side to earning 60 grand a month and being able to address the boss by his or her first name. The corporate goal of trim bottomlines and high productivity levels breeds work environments which demand super-heroic employees, who can plug away at the terminal day in and day out and machine-like jump from one project to the other. The unrelenting pressure of deadlines, the mouse potato existence in a five by five cubicle, can exact a heavy toll in the form of techno-stress and professional burnout, which if unchecked experts say can assume epidemic proportions.
Stress management tips

Become aware of your stressors

Notice your distress. Don't ignore it

Determine how your body responds to the stress. Do you become nervous or upset?

Recognise what you can change

Can you shorten your exposure to stress (take a break, leave the physical premises)?

Can you devote the time and energy necessary to making a change (goal setting, time management techniques, and delayed gratification strategies may be helpful here)?

Reduce the intensity of emotional reactions to stress

Are you expecting to please everyone?

Are you overreacting and viewing things as absolutely urgent?

Do you feel you must always prevail in every situation? 

Try to temper your excess emotions. Put the situation in perspective. Do not labor on the negative phpects and the " what if's."

Learn to moderate physical reactions to stress

Slow, deep breathing will bring your heart rate and respiration back to normal

Relaxation techniques can reduce muscle tension. Electronic biofeedback can help you gain voluntary control over such things as muscle tension, heart rate, and blood pressure.

Medications, when prescribed by a physician, can help in the short term in moderating your physical reactions. However, they alone are not the answer. Learning to moderate these reactions on your own is a preferable long-term solution.

Build physical reserves

Exercise for cardiovascular fitness three to four times a week (moderate, prolonged rhythmic exercise such as walking, swimming, cycling, or jogging is best).

Eat well-balanced, nutritious meals.

Maintain your ideal weight.

Avoid nicotine, excessive caffeine, and other stimulants.

Mix leisure with work. Take breaks and get away when you can.

Get enough sleep.

Maintain emotional reserves

Always be kind and gentle with yourself -- be a friend to yourself.

Develop supportive friendships/relationships.

Pursue realistic goals which are meaningful to you, rather than goals others have for you
that you do not share.

Expect some frustrations, failures, and sorrows.
Burnout, a reaction to work-related stress, is a medical psychological condition, characterised by prolonged physical and emotional exhaustion, boredom, lack of interest in one’s work loss of satisfaction, negative attitude, irritability, rage, depression, anxiety, inflexibility and sense of powerlessness. The condition is difficult to detect as unlike chicken pox or flu it has no visible symptoms. Burnout long in the making, often don't surface for years till the business professional feels physically exhausted and emotionally depleted, and all alone with his or her problems. Recently, a software engineer from Bangalore, unable to cope with intense work pressure committed suicide by jumping off a building. Although a stray incident, studies show that stress graphs of individuals are showing a worrying and dramatic upward trend. A recent study undertaken by students of the Columbia University found that sixty per cent of software employees are stressed and more than half are susceptible to professional burnout. According to Achala, a lecturer in psychology at the Bangalore University: "Previously, individuals pursuing service related professions such as social work, nursing and teaching were known to suffer from stress and burnout, but last month’s incident indicates that stress levels are rising".

Strangely, there is a general reluctance on the part of software professionals to name the problem. The word is taboo, a term of opporbium, not to be spoken loud. Most software professionals this writer spoke to admit that they work twelve to thirteen hours a day, and during critical hours of a project may clock eighteen hours. But mentioned the word stress in hushed tones. Stash, a software professional states: "Stress levels are high, but is quick to add, it depends on the individual, if you enjoy your work, you can work 20 hours a day without feeling stressed". Girlish, a twenty three-year-old software engineer, scoffs at the very mention of the word. The reports are exaggerated. "We get high salaries and I do not think one should complain if there are occasional deadlines".

If one reads between the lines (a disease which plagues most media persons) the individual and not the organisation is responsible if despite the fancy title and high salaries, one lets signs of stress surface. Fearing peer ridicule, demotion or even the organizational axe most employees deny or hide signs of stress. "Moreover organisations with the exception of three quarterly performance reviews rarely pay heed to individual variances and types". The employee is, usually, not competing against himself but against a standard and invariably the measuring rod is the employee who can withstand the maximum amount of stress, states a leading business consultant.

Carl Limpets president of the Trachoma Group in an article which appeared on Wired admitted "When we look for somebody and it does not matter whether it is at the executive level or the entry level, the personality we look for is pretty standard. They have to be innovative, confident in what they know and totally multi-task oriented. It’s not two or three ball that have to be in the air at one time. It is ten or twenty. It is a pace that is very incredible".

Stress, however, results not only from the organisational demands but due to the very nature of a software professional’s work. Each project is divided among various teams in charge of developing various consoles. The piecemeal nature of the work breeds alienation. Moreover, with rapid changes in technologies, there is no concrete sense of accomplishment. Technologies which software engineers drive themselves hard to develop become either uneconomical or redundant within less than twelve months. Unlike an architect or an artist, who can view their work even after years and derive a sense of satisfaction, software engineers are denied a similar sense of achievement. This coupled with long hours of work can trigger a sense of powerlessness, and loss of satisfaction, negative emotions which characterise burnout and stress.

One of the biggest PBO threats executives face is, ironically, not on their climb up the ladder but in their leadership roles. According to Sativa who has worked in various companies as a Human resource specialist, "Stress is not generic in nature but increases as one scales up the ladder". Being a decision-maker exacts a price, as one is expected to know the answers. In an industry faced with an acute shortage of info-tech workers, many software engineers with limited experience find themselves in managerial roles and the strain begins to tell if they cannot scale the learning graph quickly. The new managers simply try to do much because they feel they must live up to their fancy designations organisations expect of them.

Although work-related stress is the single largest factor contributing to PBO, individual psychology also plays a critical role in determining the stress levels one can withstand. Most neo managers who suffer burnout are unable to come to terms with alternative periods of peaks and crests in a career. Possessing inflated egos and obsessed with their organisation and market value, in a low performance phase, employees may drive themselves hard and may touch a low emotional nadir when they are unable to fulfil expectations, says Savita.

While one cannot deny that stress does not act in the same manner on every employee, many organisations see this as a convenient scapegoat to ward blame of foisting oppressive unfeasible and unrealistic demands on employees. Admits a business consultant, "Many software companies in a bid to earn dollars promise to complete work within unrealistic time spans, and it’s the employees who feel the brunt".

Hence, it is imperative to sensitise organisations to the problems of stress. Last year, in the US around 800 stress law suits were filed in 1999*, almost all were judged in favour of the employee. IT industry. In India organisations are sheltered by law, as there is no legal provision under which mid-level executives can sue employers for stressing them out. This can only be done by making corporates conscious of its fallout in monetary terms. According to Americandoctors.com, premature 'burnout' of professionals and an estimated lost of 40 million working days each year, no small consideration in an industry so prone to skills shortages. Another study conducted by students of the Columbia University purports that stress related disorders cause US corporates $150 billion annually. Are organisations in India listening? Are they willing to drop the mask of being flexible organisations and shed the we know best attitude and become real proactive organisations receptive to communication from bottom down.

  
Reference: http://www.assureconsulting.com/workplace/geeks.shtml

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