Superb Message-Sri Sri RaviShankar-Interesting-Highly Enlightening-Useful in LifeThought Provoking-Action Oriented-Please read the entire message…Someone asked Sri Sri Ravi ShankarHow to develop our personality?Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji:
To develop your personality, you have to spend five days to have these five experiences to really blossom in your life.
You can develop your personality with these five experiences.
You have to sincerely play these five roles:1. The first role which I would recommend to youis to be a School Teacher.
To teach lessons to children who are not learning,you need a lot of patience.
Being a nursery or primary school teacher,even for one day, you will see how you haveto increase your patience.2. Be a Gardener or spend a day with a Farmer.
If you are sowing the seeds,
if you are watering the plants,
you will know how you must care for water,earth and the environment.
You will have a feeling for the environment.
You will value food and you will not waste food.
You know, what we do?
We bring so much food, and we put it in the fridgeand after a few days in the refrigerator, we throw the food.
We are wasting millions and millions of tons of food every day.
We should not waste food.
This we will learn if we spend one day beinga farmer or a gardener.3. You should spend a day in the mental hospital.
Whatever people talk in the mental hospital, you don’t mind.
If they scold you,
if they blame you,
if they curse you,
will you mind?
You don’t mind because you are aware that this person is mentally sick.
You know that many people are outside the hospital, but that does not mean they are mentally well.
So, in life, you come across people who blame you for nothing, who are jealous or angry, who say things that make no sense. Then, you know, you will have the patience to deal with them with a smile. You will not take the garbage inside and spoil your mind.
So one day if you spend in a mental hospital, you will know how to save your mind.
You will stop being a football of others’ opinions.4. One day you must go to a prison.Maybe it is shocking to you.
You don’t have to do a wrong thing to go to a prison.
Just go visit a prison, spend a little time with the prisoners.
You will understand what compassion is.
What helplessness is.
Those people did a mistake without awareness.
So you will know how you must have a say on your emotions.5. There are terminally ill people in the hospital.
One day with them, and you will realize how precious life is.
And you will start valuing health.
You will eat better,
you will exercise.
You will do all that is needed to be more vibrant in your life.With these five days what would be the outcome?
I guess from these five days you will become
and ActiveEnjoy your LifeSource….Input from one of my friendsNatarajan
Gramophone was invented by Thomas Alva Edison in the 19th century.
Edison, who had invented many other gadgets like electric light and the motion picture camera, had become a legend even in his own time.
When he invented the gramophone record, which could record human voice for posterity, he wanted to record the voice of an eminent scholar on his first piece.
For that he chose Prof. Max Muller of England (a German by ethnicity), another great personality of the 19th century.
He wrote to Max Muller saying,
“I want to meet you and record your voice. When should I come?”
Max Muller who had great respect for Edison asked him to come on a suitable time when most of the scholars of the Europe would be gathering in England.
Accordingly, Edison took a ship and went to England. He was introduced to the audience. All cheered Edison’s presence.
Later at the request of Edison, Max Muller came on the stage and spoke in front of the instrument.
Then Edison went back to his laboratory and by afternoon came back with a disc & played it on the gramophone.
The audience was thrilled to hear the voice of Max Muller from the instrument.
They were glad that voices of great persons like Max Muller could be stored for the benefit of posterity.
After several rounds of applause and congratulations to Thomas Edison, Max Muller came to the stage and addressed the scholars and asked them,
“You heard my original voice in the morning. Then you heard the same voice coming out from this instrument in the afternoon. Do you understand what I said in the morning or what you heard in the afternoon?”
The audience fell silent because they could not understand the language in which Max Muller had spoken.
It was ‘Greek and Latin’ to them as they say.
But had it been Greek or Latin, they would have definitely understood because they were from various parts of Europe.
It was in a language which the European scholars had never heard.
Max Muller then explained what he had spoken.
He said that the language he spoke was Sanskrit and it was the first sloka of Rig Veda, which says “Agni Meele Purohitam”
This was the first recorded public version on the gramophone plate.
अग्निमीळे पुरोहितं यज्ञस्य देवं रत्वीजम।
(Rig Veda 1.001.01)
Why did Max Muller choose this?
Addressing the audience he said,
“Vedas are the oldest text of the human race. And “Agni Meele Purohitam” is the first verse of Rig Veda.
In the most primordial time, when the people did not know how even to cover their bodies and lived by hunting and housed in caves, Indians had attained high civilization and they gave the world universal philosophies in the form of the Vedas.”
When “Agni Meele Purohitam” was replayed, the entire audience stood up in silence as a mark of respect.
The verse means :
“Oh Agni, You who gleam in the darkness, to You we come day by day, with devotion and bearing homage. So be of easy access to us, Agni, as a father to his son, abide with us for our well being.”