(1) The Cat In The Hat ——– Dr. Seuss :
Then we saw him pick up all the things that were down
He picked up the cake and the rake and the gown
And the milk, and the strings, and the books and the dish
And the fan, and the cup, and the ship and the fish
And he put them away. Then he said, “That is that.”
And then he was gone with a tip of his hat.
(2) Seven Social Sins : Clinton was gifted a khadi, silk scroll, with the 7 social sins, as enunciated by Mahatma Gandhi, printed on it. The seven sins :
(a) politics without principles
(b) wealth without work
(c) pleasure without conscience
(d) Knowledge without character
(e) commerce without morality
(f) science without humanity and
(g) worship without sacrifice.
(3) Giving simply because it is right to give, without thought of return, at a proper time, in proper circumstances and to a worthy person is ENLIGHTENED GIVING. Giving with regrets or in the expectation of receiving some favour or of getting something in return, is SELFISH GIVING. ———Bhagavad Gita.
(4) Infatuation is instant desire. It’s one set of glands calling to another. Love, on the other hand, is friendship that has caught fire. It takes root and grows ——- ONE DAY AT A TIME.
(5) Husband : How do you like our mousetrap ? Wife : It works just fine, This morning there were 2 mice lying in front of it. THEY HAD LAUGHED THEMSELVES TO DEATH OVER THE DEVICE.
(6) A peaceful mind is a significant condition of happiness. An calm mind is itself proof against all sorrows. Sorrow is nothing, but an agitated condition of the mind ……….. a quiet mind produces a more brilliant intellect —-Swami Chinmayananda.
(7) Do not spoil what you have, by desiring what you have not ; but remember, what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for —— Epicurus.
(8) A FRIEND is one to whom you can pour it all out —– wheat and chaff together —– knowing that he/she will listen, take out that which is important and throw the rest away. It would be so good to meet and really cement this friendship ——- THAT’S A GIFT FROM GOD.
(9) The great tragedies of history occur not when right confronts wrong, but when two rights confront each other.
(10) Like a composer who knows that the space between the notes is as important as the notes themselves, each of us must realise that our silences can be as expressive as the words we choose. The result is greater harmony and effectiveness.