Be True

Horatius Bonar

Thou must be true thyself,
If thou the truth wouldst teach;
Thy soul must overflow, if thou
Another’s soul would’st reach!
It needs the overflow of heart
To give the lips full speech.

Think truly, and thy thoughts
Shall the world’s famine feed;
Speak truly, and each word of thine
Shall be a fruitful seed;
Live truly, and thy life shall be
A great and noble creed.

 from Hymns of Faith and Hope (1867) by Horatius Bonar

Always Be

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Alert, Alive, Awake and Full of Energy

Benevolent, Broad-minded, Bountiful

and Useful to Others.

Cheerful, Courageous, Confident even

in adverse circumstances

Determined, Definite and Decisive

such actions never know a failure.

Energetic, Enthusiastic and Enlivening

and get the work done.

Free, Fearless and Friendly and win the people.

Grateful, Generous, Gracious and lead a

Happy and Purposeful Life.

Happy, Healthy and hopeful to make

the world a paradise to live in.

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Judging Others

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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.

Ecclesiastius, viii.13


Forbear to judge for we are sinners all.

William Shakespeare


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.

Charles Gow


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

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Keep Your Promise

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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.

Yasna 60.5


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?”

Analects 15.5


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.

Quran 16.91-92


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.

Mattheuw 5:33-37

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Balanced Concentration

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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.

Walpola Rahula


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.

G. Narayana


It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.

Goethe


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

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22 Rules to Triumph Workplace Politics

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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:

  1. Always behave professionally.
  2. Never gossip-it will come back to haunt you.
  3. Learn the game being played and play it, not the one you want or think you should be playing.
  4. Don’t make enemies. Don’t burn bridges you never know from which quarters you will need help tomorrow.
  5. Don’t whine and complain that is the surest way to put people off.
  6. Don’t intimidate superiors – even if they are ignorant about something; you don’t have to make a show of it.
  7. Avoid going over superior’s head – that will ensure enmity.
  8. Don’t make others look bad- you never gain from it in the long run.
  9. Don’t criticise employee or bosses – you need their respect and trust to succeed.
  10. Couch criticism in terms of employer’s interests, not personal.
  11. 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.
  12. Establish affiliations of mutual advantage with important people, but be discreet. It does not pay to be a name-dropper.
  13. Find common ground with others that will help develop team spirit which will benefit all.
  14. Avoid discussing personal problems.
  15. Selectively self-disclose, not everyone need to know everything about you.
  16. Assume nothing will stay secret.
  17. Try to win or create win-win solutions.
  18. Keep employer’s perspective in mind that will get you the deserving promotion you are aiming for.
  19. Cultivate a positive, simple, accurate image.
  20. Push  your limits to do difficult, uncomfortable or scary work – your personal growth depends on it.
  21. Be Pleasant, Laugh and Smile often – by doing this, put others at easy and they will go out of their way to help you.
  22. Be assertive and tough when required, not aggressive.

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Goodness

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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

Hadith


My religion is very simple, My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama


Then did I recognise

thee in mind,

to be the first

and the last

O Lord,

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

Psalm 145.8-9

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