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3 Quotes

When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave the world wondering how the hell you did it.

Great people build monuments out of the stones their critics throw at them!

[Dan Sheehan]

And I made this one just yesterday:

Life is a journey; life is a road. To experience it fully, walk barefoot in the middle of the road. You will meet pebbles and will bleed; the road will be slippery at some places and , if careless, you might slip away easy. By experience and knowledge, prepare your shoes and you will go much farther.

Guide the ones following you in this Grand journey.

:-)

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13 Powerful Quotes from Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Anyone who knows anything about Bruce Lee can’t help but be impressed by the amount he accomplished in his relatively short life. Not only was he an amazing martial artist, but also an tremendous actor and  philosopher as well. What amazed me about Bruce Lee was his profound wisdom. I often use his quotes as a source of inspiration. My hope is that you can to. The following are some of my favorite quotes from Bruce Lee:

  • “The “moment” has no yesterday or tomorrow. It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time.”
  • “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough: we must do.”
  • “Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.”
  • “The measure  of the moral worth of a man is his happiness. The better the man, the more happiness. Happiness is the synonym of well-being”
  • ” Real living is living for others.”
  • “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”
  • “Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence -drop them.”
  • “A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.”
  • “Because one does not want to be disturbed, to be made uncertain, he establishes a pattern of conduct, of thought, a pattern of relationship to man etc. Then he becomes a slave to the patter and takes the pattern to be the real thing.”
  • “Zen is not ‘attained’ by mirror-wiping mediation, but by “self-forgetfulness in the existential ‘present’ of life here and now.” We do not “come”, we ‘are’. Don’t strive to become, but be.”
  • “Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.”
  • “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
  • “To grow, to discover, we need involvement which is something I experience everyday, sometimes good, sometimes frustrating.”

Bruce Lee is a personal hero of mine for he demonstrated what it means to be a truly compassionate human being. He not only gave out advice but actually lived a life according to his values. The fact that he was able to accomplish so much in such a short amount of time gives inspires me greatly. He truly was an “artist of life.”

48 Laws of Power

Hello everyone!

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These days I’m reading this book, ‘48 Laws of Power‘ by Robert Green. I came to know about this book last May 2009, but couldn’t get an opportunity to read it yet. Then, I decided to download eBook (hehe! Who buys the book if Internet is there!;) and started reading it.

The 48 Laws of Power is a 1998 book by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers. The book shares thematic elements with Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince and has been compared to Sun-Tzu’s classic treatise The Art of War.

The book often uses some ideas, principles and thoughts which may seem amoral at first, but if deeply brainstormed, one does understands that they definitely hold a great value.

I am appalled by this book- I hope to read some more practical books like this, which do not blurt out only about idealistic approach towards the life. Well, the book does have an idealistic approach, for these ideas were formed since ages by thinkers and philosophers, but what I truly mean is … there are a number of books which are specifically asking you to be good, be successful..but a very few (like this book), do talk about the reality of the world.

I suggest my readers to definitely give it a reading. For their ease, I enlist all 48 laws here, so that they themselves can understand it better:

THE LAWS

  • Law 1 Never Outshine the Master
  • Law 2 Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies
  • Law 3 Conceal your Intentions
  • Law 4 Always Say Less than Necessary
  • Law 5 So Much Depends on Reputation. Guard it with your Life
  • Law 6 Court Attention at all Cost
  • Law 7 Get others to do the Work for you, but Always Take the Credit
  • Law 8 Make other People come to you, use Bait if Necessary
  • Law 9 Win through your Actions, Never through Argument
  • Law 10 Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky
  • Law 11 Learn to Keep People Dependent on You
  • Law 12 Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm your Victim
  • Law 13 When Asking for Help, Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to their Mercy or Gratitude
  • Law 14 Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy
  • Law 15 Crush your Enemy Totally
  • Law 16 Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor
  • Law 17 Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability
  • Law 18 Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself. Isolation is Dangerous
  • Law 19 Know Who You’re Dealing with. Do Not Offend the Wrong Person
  • Law 20 Do Not Commit to Anyone
  • Law 21 Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker. Seem Dumber than your Mark
  • Law 22 Use the Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power
  • Law 23 Concentrate Your Forces
  • Law 24 Play the Perfect Courtier
  • Law 25 Re-Create Yourself
  • Law 26 Keep Your Hands Clean
  • Law 27 Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following
  • Law 28 Enter Action with Boldness
  • Law 29 Plan All the Way to the End
  • Law 30 Make your Accomplishments Seem Effortless
  • Law 31 Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards you Deal
  • Law 32 Play to People’s Fantasies
  • Law 33 Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew
  • Law 34 Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like a King to be treated like one
  • Law 35 Master the Art of Timing
  • Law 36 Disdain Things you cannot have: Ignoring them is the best Revenge
  • Law 37 Create Compelling Spectacles
  • Law 38 Think as you like but Behave like others
  • Law 39 Stir up Waters to Catch Fish
  • Law 40 Despise the Free Lunch
  • Law 41 Avoid Stepping into a Great Man’s Shoes
  • Law 42 Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep will Scatter
  • Law 43 Work on the Hearts and Minds of Others
  • Law 44 Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect
  • Law 45 Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform too much at Once
  • Law 46 Never appear Perfect
  • Law 47 Do not go Past the Mark you Aimed for; In Victory, Learn when to Stop
  • Law 48 Assume Formlessness

‘The Alchemist’

An excerpt from ‘The Alchemist’ by Paul Coelho

“What’s the world’s greatest lie?”  the boy asked, completely surprised.

“Its this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie…!”

Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is.

At that point in their lives, everything is clear to them and everything is possible. They’re not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But… as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it’ll be impossible for them to realize their destiny. It is a force that appears to be negative but actually shows you how to realize your destiny. It prepares your spirit and your will, because there is one great truth in this planet.

Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it is because that desire originated in the Soul of the Universe; it’s your mission on Earth.

The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy and jealousy. To realize person’s destiny is the person’s only real obligation. All things are One.

And, when you want something, all the world conspires in helping you to achieve it…