Judge not, that ye be not judged, ye shall be judged and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
St. Matthew, vii.1,2
Kindle not the coals of sinners by rebuking them, lest thou be burnt with the flame of the fire of their sins.
Forbear to judge for we are sinners all.
Give your decisions, never your reasons; your decisions may be right, your reasons are sure to be wrong.
Earl of Mansfield
Judgement is not the knowledge of fundamental laws; it is knowing how to apply a knowledge of them.
No man should be judged by others here in this life, for the good or evil deeds that they do. Nevertheless deeds may lawfully be judged, but not the men, whether they be good or evil.
The Cloud of Unknowing, xxix
Abu jariya, an inhabitant of Basra, coming to Medina and being convinced of the inspired mission of Prophet Muhammad asked him, according to a Muslim historian, for some great rule of conduct.
“Speak no evil of no one”, answered the prophet.
Sayings of the Prophet
The cosmic energy is the generator of the universe, the embryo of waters, the leader of humans, Most virile defender of the human race, It remains ever illumined by its own radiance and It provides sustenance for its beloved progeny.
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Let your conduct be marked by Truthfulness in Word, Deed and Thoughtfulness in Word, Deed and Thought.
Taittiriya Upanishad 1.11.1
May the truth-spoken word triumph over the false-spoken word which destroys the holy-order.
Tzu-chang asked about getting on with people. The master mind said, “Be loyal and true with every word, serious and careful in all you do, and you will get on well enough even though you find yourself among barbarians But if you are disloyal and untrustworthy in your speech, frivolous and careless in your acts, event though you are among your own neighbours, how can you hope to get on well?”
Fulfil the covenant of God once you have pledged it, and do not break any oaths once they have been sworn to. You have set up God as a guarantee for yourself; God knows everything you are doing. Do not be like a woman who unravels her yarn after its strand and firmly spun. Nor take any oaths in order to snatch an advantages over one another, to make one party more numerous than the other, for God will test you by this.
You have heard that it was said to the men of old, “You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.” But I say to you, do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it the throne of God… And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply “yes” or “no”; nothing more than this comes from evil.
Sometimes you see a man in a restaurant reading while eating, you wonder whether he eats or reads, one may say that he does both. In fact, he does neither, he enjoys neither. He is strained and disturbed in mind.. and he does not live his life in the present moment, but unconsciously and foolishly tries to escape from life.
The responsible leader knows about total concentration and dedication and shares the secret of an unblemished path with his team members. When any achiever thinks , aims, align his everything and offers himself to that thing with such an intensity… he lives and becomes that good himself.
It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.
Many people seem to think success in one area of life compensate for failure in another area. but success in your profession, compensate for a broken marriage, ruined health, or weakness in personal character? True effectiveness requires balance.
Stephen R Covey
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all management of human affairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How many times have you complained about office politics & wished you knew ways to circumvent or at least not to fall victim of it? The fact is that office politics is something that you cannot escape from. Even when you are self employed you need to know the office politics of your clients. If you want to make that sale or atleast get that cheque on time without too many delays. So, what can one do about it? Nothing really. But you can use a few rules for yourself. Which goes like this:
- Always behave professionally.
- Never gossip-it will come back to haunt you.
- Learn the game being played and play it, not the one you want or think you should be playing.
- Don’t make enemies. Don’t burn bridges you never know from which quarters you will need help tomorrow.
- Don’t whine and complain that is the surest way to put people off.
- Don’t intimidate superiors – even if they are ignorant about something; you don’t have to make a show of it.
- Avoid going over superior’s head – that will ensure enmity.
- Don’t make others look bad- you never gain from it in the long run.
- Don’t criticise employee or bosses – you need their respect and trust to succeed.
- Couch criticism in terms of employer’s interests, not personal.
- Help others get what they want and in turn, this will most likely return the favour, and even if you do not get anything visible in return, you do gain good will in any case.
- Establish affiliations of mutual advantage with important people, but be discreet. It does not pay to be a name-dropper.
- Find common ground with others that will help develop team spirit which will benefit all.
- Avoid discussing personal problems.
- Selectively self-disclose, not everyone need to know everything about you.
- Assume nothing will stay secret.
- Try to win or create win-win solutions.
- Keep employer’s perspective in mind that will get you the deserving promotion you are aiming for.
- Cultivate a positive, simple, accurate image.
- Push your limits to do difficult, uncomfortable or scary work – your personal growth depends on it.
- Be Pleasant, Laugh and Smile often – by doing this, put others at easy and they will go out of their way to help you.
- Be assertive and tough when required, not aggressive.
To love is to know Me, My innermost nature, The Truth is that I Am.
Bhagvad Gita 18.55
God is beautiful and loves beauty
My religion is very simple, My religion is kindness.
Then did I recognise
thee in mind,
to be the first
and the last
Father of Good thought
When I apprehended,
Thee in my eye,
True creator of Right,
The Lord over the
actions of Life!
Avesta, Yasna 31.8
The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadyfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
and His compassion is over all
that he has made
When the embodied self comes to weakness either through old age or illness, this person frees himself from these limbs just as a mango, or a fig or a berry releases itself from its bond and he hastens again, according to the entrance and place of origin, back to life
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.iii.36
There is no coming and going, for what is coming but going?
Nobody is born or dies at any time: It is the mind that conceives its birth and death and its migration to other bodies and other world.
Before You were Conceived, I Wanted you.
Before You were born, I Loved you.
Before You were an Hour, I would Die for you.
This is The Miracle of life.
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To train ourselves to endure meekly the little pinpricks of life with magnanimous joy and heat and gold, pain and pleasure, success and failure is itself the highest sadhana.
Without practical experience merely repeating words no one can attain salvation. Infact, our condition would be like that of the parrot. Whatever is taught, it memorises it and starts repeating it.
The responsible leader knows and accepts that there is no one above him to who he shall pass the blame or responsibility. He has no hesitation in being the final point where the solutions must be found, decisions must be take and actions must be initiated… by this stand people depend upon him and are prepared to take risk and initiative based on the ultimate support.
The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience. Without an enemy’s action, there is no possibility for patience or tolerance to arise. Our friends do not ordinarily test us and provide opportunity to cultivate patience; only our enemies do this.
Life is succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, – something more than we could learn for ourselves, from a book.
He who has once burnt his mouth always blows the soap.
In the process of self-realisation, automatically evil desires are consumed and destroyed.
Desire is called sinful, since in its grosser expressions, it makes us live & work satisfying our lower nature. It thus results in our living the life of a lower level of evolution.
The Ordinary life of men is like that of saints. They all seek satisfaction and differ only in the object in which they place it; they call those their enemies who hinder them.
It is impossible to abolish either with a law or an axe the desires of men.
There are two tragedies in life. one is to lose your hearts desire. The other is to gain it.
George Bernard Shaw
No on can have all he wants, but a man can refrain from wanting what he is not, and cheerfully make the best of a bird in the hand.