“To be successful one must be willing to learn and apply new concepts and not be afraid of change.” – Craig R. Barrett, CEO, Intel Corporation, Chandler, Arizona. Photo: Kecak is a form of Balinese music drama and performed primarily by men. Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle…Read more
“I have encountered many people who were very confident of themselves without listening to others. Those people invariably failed in whatever they did.” – Vichiro Niwa, President and CEO, Itochu Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.
“You can’t do everything well. Pick the things that matter most and concentrate on getting better, little by little, at those things.” – Reuben Mark, Chairman and CEO, Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York, NY. Photo: The intricately carved 900-year-old Airateswara temple in the town of Darasuram is a crown example of 12-century Chola architecture . Tamil…Read more
“Not everyone who chased the zebra caught it, but he who caught it chased it.” — South African proverb
“Some people have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.” Willis R. Whitney, American Chemist Photo: Simple farmers in the Himalayas have found the perfect piece of property with a spectacular view of the Himalayan range each morning as the sun…Read more
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” — Albert Einstein
My guru, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, affectionately known as Gurudeva, was born on the 5th of January 1927. Today would mark his 84th birthday. Here are some of Gurudeva’s insights on sadhana (spiritual practices). “Where does sadhana begin? It begins within the home, and it begins within you. This is ancient wisdom recognized not only in…Read more
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Alan Kay
“Be valued and principle based. Know what you stand for, and live by those standards.” – George M.C. Fisher. Chairman of the board, Eastman Kodak Company. Photo: When I was at Boudanath Stupa yesterday sitting in a somewhat quiet corner watching everyone circumambulate the stupa, I noticed two young boys seated at an entrance to…Read more
“If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Unknown
“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” — Will Smith Photo: A long exposure photo of the Himalayan range taken from the town of Bandipur in Nepal about 10:30pm at night. The 19-min exposure captures the swirling stars and lights up the valley with the help of…Read more
Happy new year everyone.