Seasons of Life

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The-Seasons

Photo 1: Four seasons

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in the summer and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and returned, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.

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My Father- Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov: Science-Fiction writer and Biochemist

My father’s life made a sharp right-angled turn in January 1923. Everything had been and had had before – vanished.

My father, Judah Asimov, was born in a “shtetl” named Petrovichi, in Russia, about 250 miles southwest of Muscow, on December 21, 189. He was Jewish, but the Tsarist oppression and its endemic anti-Semitism made itself felt there only in its negative aspects. There were places that Jews couldn’t live, things they could not do, professions they couldn’t enter. Jews in Petrovichi, however, were accustomed to such things and accepted the limits as a fact of life.

There were no active expressions of the anti-Semitism, however; at least, not in Petovichi. There were no programs; Continue reading

Non-Violence: Mahatma Gandhi and Carl Sandburg

(How to make world peaceful, developed, better …. in non-violent way? How to respect humanity? I often think by seeing violence. I long for peace.)

Carl Sandburg: The Little Girl Saw Her First Troop Parade

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

The little girl saw her first troop parade and asked, “What are those?”
“Soldiers.”
“What are soldiers?”
“They are for war. They fight and each tries to kill as many of the other side as he can.”
The girl held still and studied.
“Do you know…I know something?”
“Yes, what is it you know?”
“Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.”

 

Mahatma Gandhi

– I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

– It is better to be violent, if Continue reading

गीता सार – नेपाली र हिन्दी Essence of Gita in Nepali and Hindi, Gita Saar Nepali / Hindi

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शास्त्र विज्ञहरुका अनुसार – भगवाद गीतालाई सनातन वैदिक (हिन्दु) धर्मको सार मानिन्छ । यसका विचारहरु संसारका सबै मान्छे र सबै कालखण्डमा लागु हुनसक्छन् । यसमा योग, कर्म, वेदान्त र भक्ति जस्ता विषयमा व्यवहारिक तथा महान निर्देशनहरु पाइन्छन् । यसमा भगवानले  ‘सहि कर्म’ के हो र ‘भगवानले आफ्ना भक्तलाई कसरी उद्धार गर्छन्’ भन्ने महत्वपूर्ण  कुरा उल्लेख गरिएको छ ।

“तिमी खाली हात यो संसारमा आउछौ र खाली हात जान्छौ । जुन कुरा आज तिम्रो छ, त्यो हिजो कसैको थियो, र भोलि अरु कसैको हुनेछ । यसकारण तिमि जे काम गर्छौ त्यो भगवानलाई समर्पण गर ।” “You came empty handed, you will leave empty handed. What is yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday, and will belong to someone else the day after tomorrow. So, whatever you do, do it as a dedication to God!”

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My Three Stories – Steve Jobs

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks – including death itself – at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories. Continue reading

Letter to Headmaster – Abraham Lincoln, प्रधानाध्यापकलाई अब्राहम लिंकनको पत्र

A letter written by Abraham Lincoln to the Headmaster of a school in which his son was studying. It contains an advice, which is relevant today for executives, workers, teachers, parents and students. (Below are Hindi and Nepali translations, नेपाली, हिन्दि, अंग्रेजी)

Abhram Lincoln

Abhram Lincoln

He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true.

But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero; that for every selfish Politician, there is a dedicated leader… Teach him for every enemy there is a friend,

Steer him away from envy, if you can, teach him the secret of quiet laughter.

Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to lick… Teach him, if you can, the wonder of books… But also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and the flowers on a green hillside. Continue reading

A Service of Love by O Henry

When one loves one’s Art no service seems too hard.

O._Henry__A_Service_of_LoveThat is our premise. This story shall draw a conclusion from it, and show at the same time that the premise is incorrect. That will be a new thing in logic, and a feat in story-telling somewhat older than the Great Wall of China.

Joe Larrabee came out of the post-oak flats of the Middle West pulsing with a genius for pictorial art. At six he drew a picture of the town pump with a prominent citizen passing it hastily. This effort was framed and hung in the drug store window by the side of the ear of corn with an uneven number of rows. At twenty he left for New York with a flowing necktie and a capital tied up somewhat
closer. Continue reading