Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The launch of The Shackles of the Warrior - Tidbits from the Media Part VII

The launch of the Shackles of the Warrior was very successful. The media had quite a few questions to ask. Here, I share with you a few of them with my replies.

7.Normal man not as Hero 

Q:- Every one is  not a hero in real life? How should majority approach real life?
There is a saying ….
 “Even if she cries she only has to impregnate”
Everyone’s pain, he or she only has to go through.
No one has an easy ride. Great men have purposes, others have wishes. Wise people build homes with stones thrown at them. They were not afraid of losing. They never gave up the spirit. That is how they became Heroes.
Shakespeare said, “Laughing faces do not mean that there is absence of sorrow. But it only means they have the ability to deal with ”. Failure is an option, Fear is not. We should not be afraid of failures. ‘I didn’t fail in test, I just found 1000 ways to do it correctly’ said Edison after his invention.
In a day when you don’t come across any problem, you can be sure that you are travelling along the wrong path’ (Swami Vivekananda). Your attempts may fail, but never fail to attempt. Many were born to win but conditioned to lose. If an eagle’s egg is placed in the nest of a chicken, the eagle will grow thinking it is a chicken. The conditioning of the mind is catastrophe for many. If you don’t try you will never know. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don’t try (Beverly Hills). Most people give up at the last minute, just a foot from a winning touchdown. The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed as Lloyd Jones once said.
Take hold of your self, Let’s say that you see a flower plant, like the flowers and admire the plant’s beauty every day. One day, you sat near the plant and observed the dirty mud with lot of impurities at the bottom of the plant. Thinking that you have cheated yourself by admiring a dirty plant all these days, will you reject the flowers?
Difficulties are part of everyone’s life.
Many people reading books on positive thinking. I could see many of them were troubled souls looking for a quick remedy. Many of them go to so-called spiritual gurus for seeking solace. It is a strange irony that Gautama Buddha came out of his palace and went into the wilderness, while some of the present day gurus came out of wilderness and go into huge palaces – all thanks to the desperate people who idolize them!
Your mind alone is the cause of everything. Mind is the cause for both bondage and liberation. It is more difficult to control the mind than control the wind (Bagavad Gita). Misery is almost always the result of your thinking. There is a purpose for everything that happens to you.
Always remember that what lies behind you or ahead of you is nothing in front of what lies within you. Therefore, you are only responsible for your miseries. By cultivating a proper mind, you can conquer all your miseries.
Always therefore, remember the night is the darkest before dawn. Count your blessings, not your troubles as many of your blessings are hidden treasures. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of “possibilities” into flames of “achievements”.
You will become a Hero! I guarantee you!
...to be contd.


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