Sunday, 10 June 2018

Individuality & Personality

Sometime we get lost in personality cult and loose our identity to be identified with something and end up becoming person.

Person is a collection of identities which help in identify as personality. Person usually lacks clarity as it tries to protect its collection of identities. It's usually an ingredient of what one is exposed to until current life tenure.

Individual being is a quality that cannot be further broken down. It's is fundamental unit within. It is in-divisible any more.
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Let’s analyze with following famous story of Akbar and BeerBal:-

Akbar as young infant was separated by his mother for period of time due to some political reason. Hence they brought another women, she also had a boy few month elder to Akbar. The women breast feed both Akbar as well as her own child during that care period.

Later Akbar mother came and at age of 12, Akbar was corona-ted as Emperor. By the time he was 25 years of age, He was known all across the world as great emperor.

Somewhere on the way Akbar, gave few villages as gift to that carer lady's son, feeling that we both drank the milk of same mother, hence we both were brother.

By the time Akbar turned 30, his elder brother lost everything , again turned penny-less. The man decided to visit Akbar so that something can be done about his poverty.

As Akbar was deeply identified with this man as brother since they both had drank milk of same mother, hence gave grand welcome honor that should be given to an elder brother and brought him to his court. But his elder brother was fool, who did not know anything from other. He gazed around in court and looked around various happening in Akbar court. 

Akbar had gathered enormous talent of musicians, mathematician, and nearly all kind of talent in his court.

Then the time to leave was coming for this man. He turn around to Akbar and told that reason why you are doing good in life is because you have got really smart people around you.

If I had such people around me, I too can become such as great emperor. Akbar listened to his elder brother patiently. The man said especially due to this smart man BeerBal. If I had the similar guy with me, I too can succeed like you.

Akbar felt very guilty that his elder brother is feeling dishearten like this. Out of attachment, Akbar told, if you want you can take BeerBal with you. The man felt very encouraged and said YES.

Then Akbar called BeerBal and commanded him to go with his elder brother and do whatever with him. BeerBal rolled his eyeball and was thinking what I am going to do with this fool.

BeerBal said, Lord! Why me? If you re-consider, I can send my elder brother with your elder brother.

Even Akbar felt relieved as he too didn't wanted to loose BeerBal, so he asked the fellow, if that is OK? The man thought as BeerBal is so smart then his elder brother surely be super-smart. So he happily agreed to new proposal.

Next day morning, in send-off party, BeerBal walked in the court with a BULL on rope. 

Akbar looked at him & said:  what is this? 

BeerBal said Lord - you wanted my elder brother to go with your elder brother. Here is my elder brother.

Akbar got really angry: - Are you insulting my elder brother?

BeerBal said: No my Lord. He is my elder brother as we both drank the milk of same mother.

The moment you get identified with something, your intelligence is wrapped around that identity and web of complex identities is formed and we lose the main point/focus.

Personality is that which society manages to make you!
Individuality is that which society is afraid of 

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Satender Kumar Mall

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Monday, 28 May 2018

Nothing last for ever !

If we come to terms with the fact that there will always be certain things that will happen, which is beyond our control. Everything doesn't go by my watch.

With such simple logic, we can kill ego, control ship attitude and would always remain motivated toward openness to learn.

Dalai Lama once said when you speak, you are repeating what you already know, but when you listen, you learn something new.

Many of us do struggle to differentiate between self-confidence & arrogance. Many among us, who are clueless end up saying, you know there is fine line. Just don’t cross that.

But we are no judge to define that fine line, which we ourselves have no clue about.

In Sanskrit : Vijay (self-confidence) and Vinay (humility) goes hand in hand.


Self-confidence is about bringing out best version of you.

What it takes to achieve the best version day in day out?

That’s takes to our second idiom’s HUMILITY.

Humility is openness to learn, even if you are at best version of yourself at a point.

But then still I am not clear - what is arrogance?

Arrogance is when you think you are the best version in world instead of yourself. That’s kills desire to improve & learn.  This in turn becomes reason for downfall in life.

Nothing last for ever !! Nothing will last for ever.

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Satender Kumar Mall

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Monday, 7 May 2018

Quote of Quotes

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.


If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.
                                                                          Swami Vivekanand
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
                                                                                Gautam Buddha


The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of women.

Always say what you mean and mean what you say. Express how you feel and don't ever apologize for being real.

                                                                          Raja Harish Chandra                                                 -----**********-----

Life is about making some things happen and not waiting for something to happen.

                                                                                       King Ashoka                                                                        
If you are depressed, you are living in past!
If you are anxious , you are living in future!
If you are at peace, you are living in present!!

                                                                  Lao Tuz

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Transformation of Curse to boon : a lesson from Mahabharata

Challenge of current world is to create a meaningful life in imperfect world by flawed beings.

Who are flawed beings?

We & us.

Today the flow of information is immense and readily available.

Hence with great information source, we either become insecure or sensitive in nature to protect something which is available to everyone.

Insecurity and hyper-sensitivity creates rebel with no cause. This is usually EGO battle which has no limit. Yes it has simply no limit to destruction.

As human we must sometimes accept things as it comes and move on instead of trying to extract perfection for no cause, which in turn will save world from lot unnecessary misery.

This is how Arjuna, the greatest warrior of his time, manage to turn his curse into boon, though he was coursed for showing immense restraint to the divine maiden  and most beautiful apsara (angle) 'URVASI'.

The extract of epic goes:-

Once Arjuna went to Indralok to meet his ancestor and father Indra. Upon hearing this news Indra had organised great celebration to welcome his son, hence he invited the most beautiful dancer of her court named Urvasi. The celebration went as planned but Urvasi got strongly attracted to Arjuna.

Urvashi reached Arjuna’s room one night. But Arjuna did not have any intentions of making love to Urvashi. Instead he called her the “mother” of the Kuru race. Because once Urvashi was the wife of king pururavas the ancestor of Kuru Dynasty. 

Urvashi felt insulted, now that a mere mortal was able to resist her. She cursed him that Arjuna will be a 'eunuch' for the rest of his life, who could only sing and dance with other women. Later on Indra’s request, Urvashi curtailed the curse to a period of one year, 

Though Arjuna being an warrior accepted the curse instead of revolting as he was at no fault at all. But later he used it as boon in the thirteenth year of the 'Pandavas’ exile.

With the arrival of the thirteenth year, Arjuna reached Virata’s palace as Brihannala. He apprised the king of his singing and dancing skills which he had learnt under Chitrasena, a Gandharva at Indra’s abode. Though the king had grave suspicions about him being a eunuch, he checked and confirmed that Brihannala was really one. Thereafter Brihannala took over as the dance master of Princess Uttara. Brihannala stayed at the palace for women, moving about and making friends with other maids and princess’ friends.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Management lesson from Gita (a Hindu scripture) - Part 2

Following up with part 1

Here are few additional teaching from GITA.

Welcome and accept change with open arm: 

            Arjuna, when inertia is predominant; ignorance, inactivity, carelessness, and delusion arise.


Work and act with conviction: 

            Whatever is done without faith - whether it is sacrifice, charity, austerity, or any other act -- is useless. It has no value here or hereafter, O Arjuna.


Set high standards: 

             Because whatever noble persons do, others follow. Whatever standard they set up, the world follows


Think with a calm mind: 

              Lord Krishna says: Undoubtedly, O Arjuna, the mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by any constant vigorous spiritual practice -- such as meditation -- with perseverance, and by detachment, O Arjuna.

Give up on results: 

              These are the most oft-repeated words of the Bhagavad Gita and often referred to as nishkam karma, doing action without expecting reward: You have control over doing your respective duty only, but no control or claim over the results. The fruits of work should not be your motive, and you should never be inactive.

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Belief to believe in yourself

It is getting important to figure out ability to believe and to believe in yourself. The new dynamics of world has changed as well as changing from 
' lets become something' to 'lets do/create something'.

This revolutionary origination of idea shift has open the door of whole set of undiscovered new normal.

So what’s that new normal?

It’s “Disruption”.


The 'normal' of 'play safe' & 'follow the masses' is kind of old school.

Today they say :

Be careful when you follow the Masses. Sometimes the 'M' is silent.

I was closely following Israel PM visit to India last month, In one of his speeches during 'India-Israel Business Summit in New Delhi' (19.28) part of video link
he proudly narrated how Israelis created industries virtually out of nothing , such as Cyber technology, cars with 85% software e.g. satellite navigation, digital health and many more.

In current world dynamic, you may have your own choice of like-dislike toward Israel, but surely you must not have managed to escaped yourself from using one of their product in your day to day life out of above mentioned industry created out of nothing.

 Now in big picture, one can find how Israel created new normal via disruption for good. It must not have been possible if they would have lacked the sense of belief to believe in themselves. Awesome!!

Now that was a broader picture of country as whole, but you may have notice around that similar trends is helping reducing poverty around the world. 

Going by report during Industrial revolution (which went on for couple of century) era, nearly 70% of world population was under poverty compare to existing nearly 15% as of today. 

What leads this reduction in poverty index?

Technology enhancement which is brain child of disruption and ability to believe in yourself. This era in less than 50 years, has changed the world for good. 
It has touched through every aspect of human life may it be farming, business, connectivity, security, communication, education, health, food etc.

Technology has broken the barriers of distance, visibility and has rolled out red carpet for creativity.

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Satender Kumar Mall

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Simple Yet Elegant teaching of Gautam Buddha

Buddha, meaning 'one who is awake' in the sense of having 'woken up to reality' was the title first given to Lord Buddha.

Siddhartha Gautama was born in 563 BCE in Lumbini, Nepal as a son of Shuddhodhana, the king of Kapilavastu and his Queen, Mayadevi.

Key Buddha teaching:-

Physical charms attract the eyes, Goodness attract the mind.


Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your unguarded thoughts.


If you light a lamp for somebody, It will also brighten your path.


Buddha was asked: "What have you gained from meditation"
He replied : Nothing, However Buddha said: Let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, fear of old age and death.


Three things cannot be hidden for long : Sun, Moon & Truth.


It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.


No one save us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.


Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.


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