Category Archives: Gems of Ancient Wisdom

Right person for right job

An employee can work efficiently only for a limited time during the day. So it is vital that companies put the talents of their staff to proper use by fitting them at places where their talents can find full expression. … Continue reading

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In the company of books

Before the entry of modern gadgets like television and internet, books — the carriers of human thought from one generation to the next — kick-started revolutions. Even today, the written word continues to inspire all areas of human endeavour, including … Continue reading

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Fortune favours the brave

Nothing can keep a hardworking and dedicated person down for long. Sooner or later, even luck will side with him. In 1946, a divine voice commanded Mother Teresa to move out of the “comforts of the convent to the slums”. … Continue reading

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For colourful times, don’t play with fire

Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated to commemorate the death of Holika. Demon King Hiranyakashyap’s sister Holika had a fire-proof dupatta that could protect only one person. When she sat on the pyre with her nephew Prahlad — to … Continue reading

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Prayer works wonders

Make God your friend. At the end of the day, don’t forget to talk to Him and thank Him. As you are my friend, I am simplifying the most profound knowledge in the universe for you because it is in … Continue reading

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One good turn deserves another

The tussle between good and evil is constant, say the scriptures. For the sake of order, the good ones must not only join hands, but also help goodness grow by spreading the word and returning the favour. When the Moplah … Continue reading

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On top, don’t fall in your own eyes

Life is full of ups and downs. Whenever you find yourself on top, make sure that you don’t fall from grace. As his elder brother King Vira Narasimha of Vijayanagara had ordered his death, Krishnadeva went underground. A temple dancer, … Continue reading

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