Just Learn To Do Good…

“Earth is a big learning centre where we learn that pleasures, money, possessions, knowledge, and work, all have limited value. None of these pursuits should be the focal point of our lives. The focal point, instead, should be to develop character that includes fair play, unselfishness, humility, courage, faithfulness, honesty, truthfulness, and treating others with respect.”*

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as the Teachers’ Day. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (05 September 1888-17 April 1975), teacher, scholar, philosopher and stateman, was the first Vice President of India (1952-1962) and the second President of India (1962-1967). He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award. The best tribute that we can pay to him is to become life long autonomous learners, spreading goodness around…On this Teachers’ Day, let us also express our gratitude to all those teachers, who became a part of our journey of life and helped us become what we are today…

*Excerpt from an article entitled “Graduating from Life” by Jerry Boone

 

 

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Develop Good Habits to Build Your Character…

“Our Character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our Character.”

– Dr. Stephen Richards Covey (24 October 1932 – 16 July 2012), an American educator, author, businessman and keynote speaker. He is famous for his most popular book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Some of the other books authored by him are ‘The 8th Habit’, ‘First Things First’, ‘The Leader in Me’,      and ‘The Principle-centered Leadership’. His message to all of us: For true success and meaning in life, be principle-centered. 

Anshu Jamsenpa: A Woman of Indomitable Spirit

Anshu Jamsenpa, a 32 year old mother of two and a mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh, India, created a history on 21 May 2017 by becoming the first woman to scale Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world {8848-metre (29028 feet)}, twice in a span of five days. This ascent was her fifth overall and the second after 16 May 2017. Wow…what an extraordinary achievement. She has also had the distinction of conquering the Mount Everest earlier in 2011 when she scaled the peak twice within a span of 10 days and again in 2013. What a remarkable feat of courage and determination… She displays tremendous resolve, passion, perseverance and strength of character.

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Anshu Jamsenpa; Photo Source: The Economic Times

 

mpower 360 salutes the indomitable spirit of Anshu Jamsenpa, the woman of amazing grit…

Be Mindful of Your Actions…

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“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

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James Allen (Photo Source: Wikipedia)

 

James Allen (28 November 1864-24 January 1912), British author, influenced by Buddha and Leo Tolstoy, believed in the power of thoughts to create one’s own destiny. He wrote 19 books during his short literary career of about 12 years. His first book, ‘From Poverty to Power’, was published in 1901. ‘As a Man Thinketh’ from which this quote has been cited, was his second book published in 1902. Incidentally, he was dissatisfied with it and had to be persuaded by his wife to publish it. Practical and proven by practice, his inspirational writings have influenced millions of people around the world and are freely available on the internet for us to read, enjoy, and create a life of our own… by choice…

Be Mindful of Your Thoughts…

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“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”

 

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 James Allen Photo Source:   Wikipedia

James Allen (28 November 1864-24 January 1912), British author, influenced by Buddha and Leo Tolstoy, believed in the power of thoughts to create one’s own destiny. He wrote 19 books during his short literary career of about 12 years. His first book, ‘From Poverty to Power’, was published in 1901. ‘As a Man Thinketh’ from which this quote has been cited, was his second book published in 1902. Incidentally, he was dissatisfied with it and had to be persuaded by his wife to publish it. Practical and proven by practice, his inspirational writings have influenced millions of people around the world and are freely available on the internet for us to read, enjoy, and create a life of our own… by choice…

 

Character Helps Us Face Life’s Challenges…

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“Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame, nor learning; it is character that can cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties. Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.”

Swami-Vivekananda

 

Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 04 July 1902), an Indian Hindu Monk and Chief Disciple of Saint Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (Photo Source: World Congress of Religions 2012). The above quote is from the book “Swami Vivekananda & Success of Students” by A.R.K. Sarma (4th ed., pp.144-145, Nov 2013, Sri Sarada Book House, Vijayawada, India)

Develop Your Character…

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“The real character of an individual can not be judged by his external garb but by his thought content and conduct. One’s thought content and doings show  what one is. Therefore constantly examine your thoughts and conduct.”

 

 

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Hanumanprasad Poddar (1892-1971), Indian freedom fighter, litterateur, magazine editor, philanthropist, and author of “How to Attain Eternal Happiness”, the book published by Gita Press, Gorakhpur, 2010, twelfth reprint, p.86, and from which the above quote is cited.  In 1992, India Post issued a commemorative stamp in his honour. (Photos source: bharatdiscovery.org )