Sunday, December 31, 2023

Wish you all a Happy New Year

As we wave goodbye to a year that felt like a Bollywood blockbuster (with a bit too much drama), it's time to welcome 365 shiny new chances to make some questionable life decisions. So grab your juice or your favorite beverage of choice (no judgment here) and let's toast to the New Year, where gym memberships skyrocket, and our motivation... well, let's not get too ambitious.

The Resolutions List: A Masterpiece of Daydreams

We all kick off the year with a list longer than a train ride across India – lose weight, save some moolah, learn a new language, find true love, and maybe conquer a mountain or two if the stars align. It's like a wishlist longer than a kid's letter to Santa. And just like that letter, half of it might end up being a bit of a stretch. But hey, it's the thought that counts, right?

The Gym Saga: A Love-Hate Rollercoaster

The gym in January is like a family reunion. Suddenly, everyone you've ever known is there, rocking their spiffy new workout gear, as if the sight of fresh sneakers will magically make the treadmill less of a pain. Fast forward to February, and it's back to the usual suspects – you and that one guy who believes grunting is a legitimate form of communication.

Time Travel and Other Mysteries

New Year's Eve is the one time we willingly hop on the time-travel bandwagon. One minute, you're clinking glasses, toasting to the magic of midnight, and the next, you're scratching your head, wondering where the heck the last twelve months vanished. It's like an involuntary magic trick we perform for ourselves, annually.

The Countdown Chaos

The New Year's countdown is a shared experience, a bit like accidentally hitting 'Reply All' on your family WhatsApp group. You eagerly count down, and just as you hit zero, you realize your resolutions might've been a tad overzealous. But fear not; there's always next year, right?

The January Diet Drama

Ah, the January diet – where salads suddenly become your besties, and desserts become a distant memory. For those brave souls who manage to stick to it, major props! For the rest of us, well, there's always the next fad diet. Let's be real; the weighing scale doesn't really understand the concept of days anyway.

"So here's to surviving another trip around the sun, with laughter, love, and a dash of craziness. Happy New Year, you awesome bunch! May your resolutions be as flexible as your go-to pair of comfy sweats, and may your sense of humor be as unshakeable as that post-New Year's Eve dizziness. Cheers to another year of navigating this wild ride called life – one chuckle at a time!"

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Saturday, November 11, 2023

Exciting News: "College to Corporate Via Interview" Now Available on Amazon, Flipkart & Sakal Publications!

 Dear Friends

I am excited to share that my much-anticipated book, "College to Corporate Via Interview," is now officially available for purchase on both Amazon and Flipkart. The book in published by Sakal Publications, the book publishing division of Sakal Media Group. 

This book is a comprehensive guide for students and professionals alike, providing valuable insights and practical tips to navigate the transition from college life to the corporate world, with a special focus on interview preparation. Whether you are a recent graduate preparing for your first job interview or a professional looking to enhance your interview skills, this book has something for everyone.

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We are also excited to announce that the book will soon be available at major book depots across the region. Keep an eye out for it at your favorite local bookstores!

To celebrate this milestone, we encourage you to spread the word among your network and share the news on your social media platforms. Your support is invaluable in helping us reach a wider audience.

Thank you for being a part of this journey, and we hope that "College to Corporate Via Interview" proves to be a valuable resource for individuals embarking on their professional careers.

Best regards,

Vinod Bidwaik


Monday, August 28, 2023

Honestly Speaking with HR Tales

A standout achievement of the year was joining the Sakal Media Group (AP Globale) as the Group Director for People and Culture, a role that offered the freedom to implement innovative ideas and transform HR into a progressive People and Culture department. Empowered by the trust of Chairman Mr. Abhijit Pawar and CEO Mr. Uday Jadhav, I swiftly built a forward-thinking team. Simultaneously, I was appointed as a co-opted member of the esteemed Board of Studies (BoS) for Human Resource Management at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), an honor that lets me contribute to HR growth in one of India's premier universities. Additionally, Sakal Media Group republished my Marathi and English books, with three more books set for publication, providing an exhilarating platform for my literary pursuits.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023


I'm delighted to announce that Sakal Prakashan, the book publications division of the Sakal Media Group, has published my Marathi book titled "रिस्किलिंग, कामातील प्रगतीसाठी, स्वतःच्या आनंदासाठी" ("Reskilling, For Career Progression, For Personal Fulfillment"). This marks my 7th book (4th Marathi book) and is a compilation of my column articles published in Daily Sakal in 2021.

Key Messages:

Unlock Your Potential: Reskilling goes beyond just adapting to new technologies; it's about tapping into your full potential and discovering hidden talents. This book takes readers on a transformative journey to realize their true capabilities and achieve their dreams.

Future-Proof Your Career: Stay ahead in the rapidly evolving job market by acquiring new skills and knowledge. "Reskilling" offers actionable strategies to future-proof your career and find success in any industry.

Adapt and Thrive: Embracing change can be daunting, but it's also an opportunity for growth. "Reskilling" instills the mindset and tools necessary to embrace change, conquer challenges, and thrive in any situation.

If you're a Marathi reader, I invite you to grab a copy of the book by clicking the following link. Additionally, the book is also available on Amazon & Flipkart for your convenience.

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Fallacies and the Disturbed Mind: Unraveling the Chain Reaction

इन्द्रियाणि मनो बुद्धिरस्याधिष्ठानमुच्यते ।

एतैर्विमोहयत्येष ज्ञानमावृत्य देहिनम् ॥ ३-४०॥

"The senses, the mind, and the intelligence are the sitting places of desire. Through them, desire covers the real knowledge of the living entity and bewilders them."


We should reflect on why people are not getting peace, why there is chaos in our mind? This is because of desire. Having desire is not wrong but when desires take control of the mind then the mind becomes saturated and conflicts occur. This is a chain reaction. Unfortunately, instead of getting the right knowledge on those desires, we carried away with fake or false knowledge which is also known as fallacy.

Human beings are always disturbed because of desires. We have dreams, aspirations and peer pressure is fueling those. Dreams and aspirations are good and one should strive for it. However we should be clear what we are dreaming and aspiring for. If you are aspiring for something based on false assumptions and fallacies, then failures are inevitable. Dreams and aspirations create desires, desires pushes for actions and if the results of action are different from what is expected, frustration and disappointment is going to happen. So first our aspirations should be based on fair assessment of those aspirations and desires.        

False or fake knowledge is a form of ignorance that leads to attachment and desire. This attachment and desire can lead to a disturbed mind, as it creates a sense of longing and dissatisfaction. when a person holds a belief that is based on fallacy or false knowledge, it can create desires within them. These desires may be unrealistic or unattainable because they are based on inaccurate or incorrect information. As a result, the person may experience a disturbed mind, which can manifest in various ways such as anxiety, frustration, or disappointment.

For example, if a person believes that they can become wealthy quickly by participating in a particular investment scheme that is actually a scam, they may develop a strong desire to invest all of their savings into it. However, because the investment is based on false knowledge, the person is unlikely to receive the returns they were promised, and may even lose all of their money. This can result in significant financial and emotional distress, leading to a disturbed mind. It also happens with the person who is not competent to take the higher position, but his self image is so high that he thinks getting a higher position is his right. Similarly, if a person holds beliefs about themselves or others that are based on false knowledge, this can create desires for outcomes that are unrealistic or unattainable. For example, a person who believes that they are fundamentally flawed may develop a desire for perfection that is impossible to achieve, leading to feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt.

It is possible for us to have desires, wishes or aspirations, but we do not have complete control over whether those desires will be fulfilled. There are many factors beyond our control. 

It is important to recognize that having unfulfilled desires is a common and natural aspect of human experience. While it can be disappointing or frustrating when our desires are not met, it is important to maintain perspective and focus on the things that are within our control, such as our own actions, attitudes, and responses to the world around us.

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Saturday, May 06, 2023

Karmic Block

यज्ञार्थात्कर्मणोऽन्यत्र लोकोऽयं कर्मबन्धनः ।

तदर्थं कर्म कौन्तेय मुक्तसङ्गः समाचर ॥ ३-९॥

"Work done as a sacrifice for Vishnu [God] has to be performed; otherwise, work causes bondage in this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti [Arjuna], perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way, you will always remain free from bondage."

Our actions have consequences and can either lead to freedom or bondage, depending on whether they are performed as a sacrifice for the divine or for personal gain.

कर्मणो ह्यपि बोद्धव्यं बोद्धव्यं च विकर्मणः ।

अकर्मणश्च बोद्धव्यं गहना कर्मणो गतिः ॥ ४-१७॥

Those who are ignorant of the nature of karma are bound by it, while those who understand it are freed from it: "The intricacies of action are very hard to understand. Therefore, one should know properly what action is, what forbidden action is, and what inaction is. One’s transcendental consciousness should be merged with the understanding of these facts. With such an understanding, one can give up the result of action."

What is a Karmic block?

Karmic block is a concept in spirituality that refers to the obstacles or negative patterns in one's life that are believed to be the result of unresolved issues or actions from past lives. This is also possible when there are some issues and experiences in early age. It is based on the idea of karma, which suggests that every action we take has consequences that affect our future experiences. Karmic blocks also can be because of unresolved issues, actions and experiences from your childhood, the surroundings and society.   

According to this belief, unresolved issues or negative actions from past lives can create karmic energy that carries over into our present life, and this energy can manifest as blockages or obstacles that prevent us from achieving our goals or finding happiness.

Karmic blocks can take various forms, such as physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual obstacles, and they can affect different aspects of our lives, including our relationships, health, career, and personal growth.

To overcome karmic blocks, some people turn to spiritual practices such as meditation, prayer, or energy healing, while others seek guidance from spiritual teachers or therapists to help them identify and release the underlying issues that are causing the blocks.

Why should one know about it?

The application of understanding karmic blocks is primarily in personal and spiritual growth. By recognizing and addressing these blocks, individuals can free themselves from limiting beliefs, behaviors, and patterns that may be hindering their progress and well-being.

For example, if someone has a karmic block related to self-worth, they may find themselves repeatedly facing situations where they feel undervalued or unappreciated. By identifying and releasing this block, they can begin to attract more positive experiences that align with their true worth and potential.

Additionally, understanding karmic blocks can help individuals to take responsibility for their actions and choices, as they recognize that their present circumstances are not just random events, but the result of their past actions and energy.

Types of Karmic Blocks

There are different types of karmic blocks that can affect various aspects of our lives. Here are some examples:

Emotional blockages: These are related to unresolved emotional issues, such as fear, anger, grief, or guilt. These emotions can create energetic blockages that prevent us from experiencing emotional balance and well-being.

Relationship blockages: These are related to patterns in our relationships that prevent us from experiencing healthy and fulfilling connections with others. These patterns may be related to past traumas or unresolved issues from past lives.

Financial blockages: These are related to patterns of lack, scarcity, or financial struggle. These patterns may be related to beliefs or behaviors that prevent us from attracting abundance and prosperity.

Health blockages: These are related to patterns of illness or disease that may be caused by unresolved emotional or spiritual issues. These blockages may also be related to past-life experiences or karmic energy.

Spiritual blockages: These are related to patterns of disconnection or disempowerment in our spiritual lives. These patterns may prevent us from experiencing a deeper connection with our spiritual nature or may prevent us from realizing our spiritual potential.

It is important to note that these types of karmic blockages may overlap or be interconnected, and that the process of identifying and releasing them may require a holistic approach that addresses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our being.

Process of identifying Karmic Blocks

Identifying karmic blocks can be a complex process, and it often requires self-reflection and inner exploration. Here are some steps that can help you identify your karmic blocks:

Look for patterns: Notice if there are recurring negative patterns in your life, such as repeatedly attracting toxic relationships or experiencing financial struggles. These patterns may be a sign of a karmic block.

Pay attention to your emotions: Notice any emotions that you consistently feel, such as fear, anger, or shame. These emotions may be a clue to an unresolved issue from a past life or early experiences.

Examine your beliefs: Look at any limiting beliefs that you hold about yourself, others, or the world. These beliefs may be rooted in a past life experience or karmic energy.

Seek guidance: Consider seeking guidance from a spiritual teacher, therapist, or healer who can help you explore your past lives and identify any karmic blocks.

Practice self-reflection: Regularly practice self-reflection, journaling, or meditation to deepen your understanding of yourself and your energy patterns.

Identifying the source of karmic block

Identifying the source of karmic blocks involves exploring and understanding the complex web of actions, thoughts, and beliefs that have shaped your current reality. However, here are some steps you can take to help identify the source of your karmic blocks:

Reflect on your current situation: Start by reflecting on the specific area of your life where you feel blocked. What challenges are you facing, and what patterns or themes do you notice? Try to be as honest and objective as possible.

Explore your past experiences: Look back on your past experiences and try to identify any patterns or themes that may be contributing to your karmic block. This could include past actions or decisions that you may have made that could be impacting your current situation.

Examine your beliefs and thought patterns: Consider your beliefs and thought patterns surrounding the area of your life where you feel blocked. Are there any limiting beliefs or negative thought patterns that could be contributing to your block?

Seek guidance: Consider seeking guidance from a trusted mentor, coach, or spiritual teacher who can help you gain a deeper understanding of your karmic block and provide support and guidance as you work to overcome it.

Practice self-reflection and mindfulness: Spend time in quiet reflection and meditation, paying attention to your thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. This can help you identify any patterns or themes that may be contributing to your karmic block.

Keep a journal: Writing down your thoughts and experiences in a journal can help you gain a deeper understanding of your karmic block and identify any patterns or themes that may be contributing to it.
It may take time and effort to gain a clear understanding of the complex factors that have shaped your current reality. Be patient with yourself and stay committed to the process, knowing that each step you take will bring you closer to living the life you truly desire.

How to release the Karmic Blocks

The process of identifying and releasing karmic blocks can take time and may require patience and self-compassion. Be open to the journey and trust that the insights you gain will ultimately support your growth and well-being. Removing karmic blocks is a process that can take time and may require self-reflection, inner work, and a willingness to let go of limiting beliefs and patterns. Here are some steps that can help in removing karmic blocks:

Acknowledge the block: The first step is to acknowledge that a karmic block exists and to be willing to explore it with an open mind.

Identify the root cause: Identify the root cause of the block by exploring the patterns and emotions that are associated with it. Seek guidance from a spiritual teacher or therapist if necessary.

Release negative energy: Practice techniques such as meditation, energy healing, or breathwork to release negative energy and emotions associated with the block.

Reframe limiting beliefs: Identify and reframe limiting beliefs that are associated with the block. Replace negative self-talk with positive affirmations that support personal growth and well-being.

Take action: Take positive actions that align with your true nature and support your spiritual growth. This could include engaging in spiritual practices, volunteering, or taking steps towards personal or professional goals.

Practice self-compassion: Be patient and compassionate with yourself throughout the process. Remember that removing karmic blocks is a journey, and it is important to give yourself time and space to heal and grow.

The process of removing karmic blocks is unique to each individual and may require a combination of different techniques and approaches. The key is to remain committed to the process and to trust in your own intuition and guidance as you move forward.

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

Stupid person doesn't have the capability to understand wise person.

न मां दुष्कृतिनो मूढा: प्रपद्यन्ते नराधमा: |

माययापहृतज्ञाना आसुरं भावमाश्रिता: ॥15॥

The foolish evildoers, who are the most depraved among men, who are deprived of (their) wisdom by Maya, and who resort to demoniacal ways, do not take refuge in Me. 

Those miscreants who are grossly foolish, lowest among mankind, whose knowledge is stolen by illusion, and who partake of the atheistic nature of demons, do not surrender unto Me.

It means a person who is completely absorbed in material desires and delusions cannot understand a wise person's perspective. This is because their knowledge is limited and their consciousness is clouded by ignorance. However, with spiritual practice and dedication, it is possible to overcome these limitations and gain access to higher levels of understanding and wisdom.

Few people live in illusion. Illusion of knowledge, illusion of knowing everything. This leads to be overconfidence and intellectual stupidity. 

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It is important to differentiate between intelligence and wisdom. Intelligence is often associated with cognitive abilities such as problem-solving, memory, and learning quickly. Wisdom, on the other hand, is not solely dependent on intelligence, but rather involves a deeper understanding of life gained through experience and reflection. While a person may have a high level of intelligence, they may not necessarily possess wisdom, and vice versa. However still there will be people who will be intelligently Stupid. These intelligent stupid are who are incompetent and they tend:

  • Overestimate their skill and knowledge levels
  • They live in past experience and try to apply the same in even new environment, 
  • They speak hyperbole,
  • Speaks and lot and has a very bad listening ability,
  • Micromanages their team because of insecurity,
  • Fail to recognize the genuine skill and expertise of other people,
  • Fail to recognize their own mistakes and lack of skill 

Sometimes they behave like a bubble. When someone gains a small amount of knowledge about a topic, they may feel like they know everything there is to know. This can cause them to become overly confident in their abilities, which can lead to mistakes and failures.

A foolish leader who makes poor decisions may harm their organization or their community. A foolish driver who disregards traffic laws may cause an accident that injures themselves or others. A foolish investor who makes risky investments may lose their life savings. The problem with foolishness is that it often leads to a lack of judgment and critical thinking skills. Foolish people may jump to conclusions without considering all the facts, or they may make decisions based on emotions rather than logic. They may also lack the ability to learn from their mistakes and may continue to make the same errors over and over again.

One way to avoid being foolish is to cultivate self-awareness and a willingness to learn. We need to be able to recognize our own limitations and to seek out feedback and advice from others. We also need to be willing to admit when we are wrong and to take steps to correct our mistakes.

Another factor is overconfidence.

Overconfidence can be particularly problematic in situations that require a high level of skill or expertise, such as medicine, engineering, or finance. In these fields, a small mistake can have serious consequences, and overconfidence can lead to costly errors.

Similarly, an engineer who has just learned about a new technology may feel confident in their ability to use it in their designs. However, they may not have a full understanding of the technology's limitations, which could lead to failures or malfunctions.

So, what can be done to avoid overconfidence? The key is to recognize the limitations of our knowledge and skills. We need to be humble and willing to admit when we don't know something or when we need help.

One way to avoid overconfidence is to seek out feedback and advice from others. This can help us to identify areas where we need to improve and to avoid making mistakes. Another way could be to continue learning and expanding our knowledge. This can help us to gain a deeper understanding of a topic and to recognize the complexities involved.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Leadership Model as explained by Lord Krishna to Arjuna.

There are many leadership models. Perhaps it is the hot topic always discussed. Still, the code for being a great leader is yet to be cracked. Lately when there is a leadership discussion or leadership course of top managers, I find few things like self awareness, mindfulness, spirituality content in that. However, though it is said a lot, it is very difficult to practice. I have seen leaders just speaking about empathy but not practicing it. Finally all those models are just to speak for others and not for themselves.

When we look back at our great ancient scripture, Bhagavad Gita, all dimensions of life are discussed in detail. The Gita teaches that leadership is not just about exerting authority and power, but it is also about being self-aware, practicing self-discipline, and leading with empathy and compassion. Here are some key principles of leadership based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.

Chapter 6, Verse 5

उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् |

आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मन: ॥5॥

"Let a man lift himself by his own self alone, let him not lower himself; for this self alone is the friend of oneself, and this self alone is the enemy of oneself."

Self-Awareness: A leader must be aware of his or her own strengths and limitations, and must strive to improve upon them.

Chapter 2, Verse 64

रागद्वेषवियुक्तैस्तु विषयानिन्द्रियैश्चरन् |

आत्मवश्यैर्विधेयात्मा प्रसादमधिगच्छति ॥64॥

"But a man who controls his senses by his mind and engages his active organs in works of devotion, without attachment, is by far superior. But by perceiving objects with the organs that are free from attraction and repulsion, and are under his own control, the self-controlled man attains serenity.”

Self-Control: A leader must be able to control his or her own thoughts, emotions, and actions, and must lead by example.

Chapter 13, Verse 8

अमानित्वमदम्भित्वमहिंसा क्षान्तिरार्जवम् |

आचार्योपासनं शौचं स्थैर्यमात्मविनिग्रह: ॥8॥

"Humility, unpretentiousness, nonviolence, forbearance, uprightness, service to the teacher, purity, steadfastness, self-control."

Humility: A leader must be humble and avoid being arrogant or self-centered.

Chapter 3, Verse 25 - 

सक्ता: कर्मण्यविद्वांसो यथा कुर्वन्ति भारत |

कुर्याद्विद्वांस्तथासक्तश्चिकीर्षुर्लोकसंग्रहम् ॥25॥

"As the ignorant perform their duties with attachment to results, O Bharata, so should the wise act without attachment, for the sake of leading people on the right path."

Vision: A leader must have a clear vision and be able to communicate it effectively to the team.

Chapter 6, Verse 23 

तं विद्याद् दु:खसंयोगवियोगं योगसञ्ज्ञितम् |

स निश्चयेन योक्तव्यो योगोऽनिर्विण्णचेतसा ॥23॥

"The yogi whose mind is fixed on Me verily attains the highest perfection of transcendental happiness. He is beyond the mode of passion, he realizes his qualitative identity with the Supreme, and thus he is freed from all reactions to past deeds."

Determination: A leader must be determined and persistent in achieving the vision and goals.

Chapter 2, Verse 47 

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |

मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || 47 ||

"You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to inaction."

Fairness: A leader must be fair and treat everyone equally, without showing favoritism or bias.

Chapter 5, Verse 18

विद्याविनयसम्पन्ने ब्राह्मणे गवि हस्तिनि |

शुनि चैव श्वपाके च पण्डिता: समदर्शिन: ॥18॥

"The humble sages, by virtue of true knowledge, see with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcast]."

Compassion: A leader must be compassionate and empathetic towards team members and their needs.

Chapter 2, Verse 14

मात्रास्पर्शास्तु कौन्तेय शीतोष्णसुखदु: खदा: |

आगमापायिनोऽनित्यास्तांस्तितिक्षस्व भारत ॥14॥

"O son of Kunti, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed."

Decisiveness: A leader must be able to make tough decisions in a timely manner, based on careful analysis and consideration.

Chapter 3, Verse 7

यस्त्विन्द्रियाणि मनसा नियम्यारभतेऽर्जुन |

कर्मेन्द्रियै: कर्मयोगमसक्त: स विशिष्यते ॥7॥

"But, O Arjuna, one who engages in Karma-yoga with the organs of action, controlling the organs with the mind and becoming unattached-that one excels. On the other hand, if a sincere person tries to control the active senses by the mind and begins karma-yoga [in Krishna consciousness] without attachment, he is by far superior."

Spirituality: A leader must have a spiritual outlook, and be grounded in values and principles that guide ethical behavior and decision-making.

So if you are looking for any leadership model for your organization, just follow this and built the behaviors around this model.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Uplifting self and others

 ईश्वर: सर्वभूतानां हृद्देशेऽर्जुन तिष्ठति |

भ्रामयन्सर्वभूतानि यन्त्रारूढानि मायया ॥61॥

Tapan was living in a small society in urban Pune. Tapan was a hardworking and ambitious person, but he often felt unfulfilled and lacking in purpose. He was struggling in his life, not happy and always complaining. One day, Tapan decided to take a walk through the nearby place to clear his mind. As he walked, he saw many people who were struggling and in need of help. He saw a mother who was struggling to put food on the plate for her children, an elderly woman who was living alone and needed help with household chores, and a young girl who was struggling in school and needed extra tutoring. As Tapan walked, he felt a sense of purpose rising within him. He realized that he could use his skills and talents to help these people and make a difference in their lives. He decided that he would start by helping the mother feed her children, the elderly woman with his household chores, and the young girl with her schoolwork. He called his friend who was working as a supervisor with a facility & housekeeping company. He requested to find a job for that woman. She got it as a housekeeping staff member. He started visiting elderly woman once a week and helping her. And he started taking tuition for that girl without any expectations. Tapan worked tirelessly to help these people, and as he did, he saw their lives improve. The mother was able to put food on the plate and her children were healthier and happier. The elderly woman was able to live comfortably in her own home and the young girl was able to improve her grades. As Tapan helped these people, he also began to notice that his own life was improving. He felt a sense of fulfillment and purpose that he had never felt before. He also got many requests for tuition classes from other students and most of them were ready to pay. His financial situation also started improving. He realized that by lifting up others, he was also lifting himself up. Tapan's actions inspire others in his society to do the same. They saw the positive impact that Tapan was having on the lives of others and they wanted to do the same. They began to reach out and help their neighbors, friends and family. Society began to change for the better, and everyone felt a sense of community and belonging. Tapan's simple act of kindness had set off a chain reaction of upliftment in the society. He had not only helped others but also helped himself find the purpose and fulfillment he had been seeking. He taught the villagers the power of lifting up others, which in turn lifted themselves. From that day on, the village was known as a place of kindness, compassion, and generosity. Tapan's journey teaches us that when we uplift others, we uplift ourselves. It is a reminder that by helping others, we can not only improve their lives, but we can also improve our own lives. It's a reminder that when we give, we also receive. The thought of uplifting others and oneself is a powerful one that has been emphasized in Bhagavad Gita. God lives within us and every living being. If you serve those living things, you get a sense of fulfillment and when you do it selflessly, you get the fortune of love, compassion, empathy back resulting in your material development too. It is the idea that by helping others, we can not only improve their lives, but we can also improve our own lives. This is because when we give to others, we also receive. One of the most powerful ways to uplift others is through acts of kindness and generosity. Even small acts of kindness, such as holding the door open for someone or buying a stranger a food, can have a big impact on both the giver and the receiver. Research has shown that performing acts of kindness can lead to increased feelings of happiness and well-being in the giver. It can also foster a sense of connection and community between the giver and receiver. Another way to uplift others is through mentorship and guidance. By sharing our knowledge, skills, and experiences with others, we can help them to grow and achieve their goals. This can be especially powerful for young people who are just starting out on their journey in life. By offering guidance and support, we can help them to navigate the challenges they will face and set them on a path towards success. In addition to uplifting others, it's also important to uplift oneself. Self-care and self-improvement are key to overall well-being and happiness. This can include taking care of one's physical and mental health, developing new skills and interests, and setting and achieving personal goals. By investing in ourselves, we can become stronger and more capable individuals, which in turn makes us better able to help and uplift others. So whenever you get the opportunity, do your deeds selflessly. Consider whatever you are doing, it is the supreme lord’s job.

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

Butterfly effect- Small actions have bigger impact

 “For want of a nail the shoe was lost, 

For want of a shoe the horse was lost,

For want of a horse the rider was lost,

For want of a rider the battle was lost,

For want of a battle the kingdom was lost,

And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.”

Benjamin Franklin

“The notion that small changes in the past via time travel can cause disproportionately large and unforeseeable consequences in the present.” 

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The butterfly effect is a concept in chaos theory which suggests that small changes in initial conditions can result in vastly different outcomes in complex systems.  The name comes from the idea that the flap of a butterfly's wings in one part of the world could, through a chain of cause-and-effect reactions, eventually cause a tornado in another part of the world.

The idea behind the butterfly effect is that small changes can have big consequences in complex systems. This concept can be applied to many areas, such as weather patterns, the stock market, and human behavior. It suggests that even small actions, decisions, or events can have far-reaching effects that are difficult to predict.

The butterfly effect is often used as a metaphor to describe the interconnectedness of all things and the idea that everything is connected to everything else. It also highlights the importance of taking small actions towards positive change, as these actions can have a ripple effect and lead to larger positive outcomes. However, the idea of the butterfly effect can also be traced back to the laws of karma.

Karma is a concept that originates from Bhagavad Gita. It is based on the idea that every action has consequences, and that these consequences can affect both the present and future lives of individuals. The laws of karma state that every action, whether good or bad, will eventually come back to the individual who performed it.

The butterfly effect can be seen as a manifestation of the laws of karma. Just as a small action like a butterfly flapping its wings can have a significant impact on the weather, a seemingly small action performed by an individual can have far-reaching consequences. For example, a kind word or deed towards someone may seem insignificant at the time, but it could have a positive impact on that person's life and the lives of those around them. Similarly, a hurtful action or word could have negative consequences that ripple outwards and affect others.

The laws of karma also suggest that the consequences of our actions may not always be immediate or obvious. Just as it may take time for the effects of a butterfly flapping its wings to be felt, the consequences of our actions may not be apparent until later on. This is why it is important to be mindful of our actions and to strive to act in a way that is positive and beneficial for ourselves and those around us.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Dilemma resolution

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |

मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || 47 ||

"You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work.

You should never engage in action for the sake of reward,

nor should you long for inaction."

"You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to inaction.

The Bhagavad Gita teaches us ways of living. Scripture is very practical. You will find answers for everything. Whenever I struggle for something, I refer to it.   Recently I encountered some questions related to dilemma and dilemma resolution. 

Arjuna was on the brink of a great battle, one that would decide the fate of his kingdom and his people. But as he looked out at the opposing army, he saw many of his own friends and family members among the ranks of his enemies. Overwhelmed with emotion, Arjuna turned to his charioteer, Lord Krishna, and confided in him his dilemma.

"How can I fight against my own kin, my own people?" Arjuna asked Krishna. "It is better to renounce this fight and live in peace."

Krishna, who is an incarnation of the god Vishnu, knew that Arjuna's dilemma was a difficult one. But he also knew that Arjuna had a duty to uphold as a warrior and as a prince.

"Arjuna, you are thinking about this battle in the wrong way," Krishna said. "You are not fighting against your own people, you are fighting for righteousness and justice. You have a duty to protect your people and your kingdom, and that duty requires you to fight."

Krishna went on to explain to Arjuna the principles of dharma, or righteousness, and how it was his duty as a warrior and a prince to uphold these principles. He reminded Arjuna that the soul was eternal and that death was simply a transition to another state of being.

"Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul." Krishna said.

Arjuna listened to Krishna's words and his mind was cleared of all doubts. He picked up his bow and arrow and prepared to fight. With Krishna by his side, he entered the battle with courage and conviction. In the end, he emerged victorious, and his people were saved from the threat of invasion.

The story of Arjuna and Krishna's conversation is told in the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most important texts of Hinduism. It is a powerful reminder that even in the midst of the most difficult dilemmas, there is always a way to find a resolution. By turning to wise and knowledgeable people and by understanding and upholding our duties, we can overcome any obstacle that life presents us.

"Bhagavad Gita provides the great framework for resolving dilemmas based on the principles of dharma, or righteous duty. The process can be broken down into several steps"

Identify the dilemma: The first step in resolving a dilemma is to clearly identify the problem or issue at hand. In the case of Arjuna, he was faced with the dilemma of whether or not to fight in a battle against his own people.

Seek guidance: The second step is to seek guidance from a wise and knowledgeable person. In Arjuna's case, he turned to Krishna, who was an incarnation of the god Vishnu.

Seek knowledge: The wise person will provide knowledge about the nature of reality and the principles of dharma (your personal value system)  that should guide one's actions. In Arjuna's case, Krishna taught him about the eternal nature of the soul, the importance of upholding dharma, and the concept of detachment from the fruits of one's actions. The knowledge can be from your mentor, coach, any books you read or even your and your parents and elder’s past experiences.

Choose a course of action: After receiving guidance and knowledge, the individual should choose a course of action that aligns with dharma and upholds their duty. In Arjuna's case, he chose to fight in the battle as a duty to protect his people and uphold dharma.

Take action with detachment: The final step is to take action with a sense of detachment from the fruits of one's actions. This means that the individual should focus on performing their duty and taking action that aligns with dharma, without being attached to the outcomes or results of their actions.

Through this process of seeking guidance and knowledge, choosing a course of action, and taking action with detachment, an individual can resolve a dilemma in a way that upholds their duty and aligns with the principles of dharma. 

The Bhagavad Gita teaches that by following this process, we can find peace and fulfillment in our lives, even in the face of difficult dilemmas.

In resolving a dilemma, it is important to consider not just one's own self-interest, but also the interests of others and the greater good. This requires an understanding of the interconnectedness of all things and a recognition of our shared responsibility to uphold dharma and promote the welfare of all beings.

The Gita also teaches that dharma is not a fixed set of rules or principles, but is rather a dynamic and evolving concept that must be constantly re-evaluated in light of changing circumstances. This means that in resolving a dilemma, one must be flexible and adaptable, and willing to adjust their understanding of dharma as new information and perspectives emerge.

Ultimately, the Gita teaches that by following one's duty and upholding dharma, we can live a life of purpose and fulfillment, and contribute to the well-being of the world around us. Through this framework of ethical decision-making, we can navigate even the most difficult dilemmas with clarity and confidence, and find a path forward that is aligned with our deepest values and aspirations.

"However we should think about Karma before taking any action. Karma, which means "action" or "deed." It is often described as a wheel or cycle of cause and effect. Every action we take, whether good or bad, sets off a chain reaction that will eventually come back to us."

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