Friday, December 28, 2007

Creative Visualization creates what You want in your life

Creative Visualization creates what we want in our life. Surprised! But it is not only possible in theory but is also possible in practice. Let us see how it is possible. In a single phrase it can be said as “Whatever you want in your life will be created first on your mental plane and then the same will manifest on the physical plane”.

It is as simple as a real life event of going to a theatre and watching a movie. The thought to go to a movie starts first in your mind and then the same thought makes you to think about realizing your dream, in this case, going to a movie. Then you take the necessary action of reserving a seat or buying a ticket, selecting the time of the show and finally you physically move to the theatre to watch the movie.

Though this is a silly example which does not involve so much thought, the idea behind this explanation can’t be neglected. Because there is as such no big difference between Great or Successful people compared to the normal or average people. The difference lies in the way they look at the things and in the way they respond to the situations.

So if you can not believe that your thoughts which form on the mental plane will drive you to realize the same things on the physical plane, then probably your thinking is wrong. The great stories of all the Successful people were preceded by their Great Dreams.

So finally what exactly is Creative Visualization?

The answer is simple. Visualization is the process of imagining something and if this imagination is Creative that becomes “Creative Visualization”.

Imagination has a lot of unleashed power in it. Imagination is the core strength of Architects, Scientists, etc. To be more precise, we can say that Imagination in a well defined form becomes Visualization.

To drive the point home let us see another example. If you are asked to imagine a car, you can just imagine it or you can visualize it.

Just to imagine we can think of a car with four wheels, metal body and an engine in it. This is primitive imagination. But instead of just stopping here, if you imagine further like, you see a car with some red color and made by some company like Ferrari or Mercedes or Audi or Peugeot, etc with their logos on it, the model of the car, the number of doors, seating arrangement, internals of the car like the music system, etc, then your imagination is more precise and it becomes Visualization.

Again in a single phrase we can say about Visualization as “The clear cut imagination of a particular thing in all possible means is the Visualization”.

And then what is Creativity in Visualization? Creativity in Visualization is actually the ‘Visualization’ you do for ‘Creating’ something of value or importance first on your mental plane, i.e., in your mind.

And whatever you create in your mind will attract the similar energy from the physical plane and your thoughts will manifest into your actions and your actions will give you the final desired result.

For this the only necessary thing we need to do is making the habit of doing Creative Visualization regularly.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Religion is for the Soul and not for the Society

Religion is not a part time job or an activity that can be scheduled. Religion should be our moral or character building asset and must be our way of life, otherwise if we simply put a special time for praying and do the rubbish the remaining time, it is not a religion. It will be a drama which is only colorful for the time it is played. And if we go to our extreme limits like forceful conversions of other people, or extremism, then religion becomes political.
Religion must only be spiritual. Spiritual refers to something which exists with our spirit i.e., with our soul. So any person from an enduring religion who tries to understand his own religion in the best way will know about his soul and later there is no need for him to spread his religion through any external activities involving Conversions – by – force or Conversions – by – Money etc. His presence itself makes others understand how great such a person is.
And whatever such kind of a person speaks or preaches will be perfect and the listeners will follow the same without any doubt.
In the same way did Lord Jesus and his followers were not forced by him to follow his concepts. They have liked his good deeds and due to his divinity they became his followers.
There are similar and quite a good number of examples also with Hinduism which actually is not a religion formed after one personality. It is a culture which evolved at the Vedic times and is still an enduring culture.
And the divine personalities who were born in this world and who will be born in future when the need arises are all like Gurus to the mankind. ‘Guru’ in Sanskrit means the person who ends the ‘Ignorance of Darkness’ from the minds of his followers or disciples. So in Hinduism there is a verse explaining the importance of the real Guru as
"Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu Guru Devo Maheswarah, Guru Sakshaath Parabrahma Tasmai sri Guravenamah" which means “Guru is like the Creator of this Universe, the Ruler of this Universe, and the Destroyer of this Universe and he is the Supreme God himself. So I bow to my Guru”.
So all the Gurus after whom the religions have formed are all those great people who are the examples of the Supreme God coming on to this earth in the human form. So we all must try to understand what they have taught us and how they lived with simplicity and with divinity.
Today if we forget all this and fight for religion or quarrel about which religion is the greatest of all, we are insulting our Gurus (if our religion has a Guru). So we must follow religion thinking that Religion is mainly for the Soul and not for the Society. Then there will be Peace and Love all over the world along with the Religious tolerance.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Interdependence is a higher value than Independence

What a great sentence it is! You will find this sentence, "Interdependence is a higher value than Independence", in the Stephen R Covey's book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People".

This book is one of those best books you could buy and add to your library. And the Preface itself consists of this great line in the beginning.

To summarize the meaning of this line we can say that the whole world would be happy with peace and good human relations spread all over, if every leader from every country understands these principles.

Of course these are not the principles founded by Mr. Stephen R Covey but are those which were discovered by him during his research on the past 200 years of the Success literature as a part of his doctoral program.

"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is undoubtedly the best guide for any individual or a manager to perform effectively restoring that Character ethic which was eventually lost in the recent years of materialistic management.

To buy this book or any of the other great books by Stephen R Covey visit his website

IBM ThinkPad security is great with the BIOS Password

IBM uses a secured EEPROM chip soldered on the motherboard of each laptop they manufacture. And they will set a specific password for each computer. According to IBM, when you buy the laptop, they will provide the ‘BIOS password’ or ‘Supervisor Password’ to you. That particular password termed as ‘Supervisor Password’ is the BIOS password on all IBM Lenovo laptops. Even if you are the owner of a laptop if you lose your BIOS password, you need to take your laptop along with the proof of purchase to an IBM vendor and he will replace your mother board if it is under warranty or will charge you a fee for replacement.

So regarding IBM ThinkPad Laptops’ security, the advantage is that without knowing the BIOS password even if somebody tries to physically remove the original hard disk supplied along with the laptop and replace it with a new blank hard disk, the hard disk just gets detected and they can’t use a bootable CD to install a new operating system in the new hard disk. Generally for security the CD drive is disabled from the Boot sequence option by default, and if you need to install an OS using a bootable CD, you must compulsorily go to the BIOS settings by entering the BIOS password and then enable the boot with CD option.

So this option can be changed only if you know the BIOS or Supervisor Password preset by IBM and this is independent of the Operating system like Windows XP Administrator password. And in case both the BIOS or Supervisor password and the Windows XP Administrator passwords are set then your laptop becomes much more secured and then if some thief steals it, he can only break the laptop so that none can use it. They can, by no means, get the BIOS password from IBM.

Of course, if we search on the internet in ‘Google Search’ for cracking or hacking or deleting the IBM ThinkPad’s BIOS passwords using software or by using hardware, we can find quite a considerable number of methods but all of these are black-hat techniques with always a risk of losing Warranty by IBM. Practically no software exists for free for hacking the IBM BIOS passwords. Even the Backdoor passwords mentioned on so many sites will not work for IBM ThinkPad / Lenovo Laptops. You can refer to IBM’s site for more information.

Sahaj Marg is the Natural and Simplest path of Realization

Sahaj Marg is the Natural path of Realization. This is the system followed in the Rama Chandra Mission, Shahjahanpur (UP) India, a mission founded by Mahatma Shri Ram Chandraji Maharaj.

On the occasion of Birth Centenary celebrations of Shri Ram Chandraji Maharaj held on 9th and 10th February 2000 at Cuddapah centre, the Abhyasi Shri T.V. Srinivasa Rao, Advocate, has elucidated to us, the following, “Sahaj Marg in a nut shell” in the words of Shri Rama Chandraji.

The Mission:

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Great men are not accidentally born. They are born when the world needs them most. Such is the usual course of Nature. The present life or gross materialism has led the world to the very verge of decay and ruin. Degradation has almost reached the final stage. Morality is tottering hopelessly. Irreligiousness is gaining ground in almost every mind. Selfishness, prejudice and vanity have become the prominent features of the day. Ungodliness is rampant everywhere. Clouds of ignorance and sin are covering the whole atmosphere.

Under such circumstances the great divine soul came down into this world in the form of Samarthaguru Mahatma Ram Chandraji of Fategarh, Uttar Pradesh, in order to save and guide humanity along the path of Reality. This great spiritual genius known as Lalaji was born on February 2, 1873, the auspicious Basant Panchami day. His life marks the advent of new spiritual era. Through his efforts the well-known system of Raj Yoga which had hitherto become quite obsolete and neglected for centuries, was brought to the light of the day. He was the first man to introduce the long forgotten system of Pranahuti (Yogic Transmission), which has been the very basis of Raj Yoga ever since.

The Mission named after this great personality was founded in 1945, by his successor and representative (of the same name) Shri Rama Chandraji Maharaj of Shahjahanpur (known as Babuji) who was born on 30th April 1899, in order to fulfill the Master’s mission by serving the humanity in an organized way. Since then the Mission has been doing its best to serve the spiritually down-trodden masses, wading through the mire of ignorance.

Important Features of Sahaj Marg:

I may today present before you some of the important features of our system, Sahaj Marg or the Natural Path of Realization. The system runs along simplest and most natural lines, which are easily adjustable in the ordinary routine of a worldly life. It admits none of the methods of rigid austerity and penance or of physical mortification undertaken with a view to effect the strangulation of the mind and the Indriyas. The ideology of Sahaj Marg is so plain that often for this very reason it is not so well understood by people who are under the impression that realization is the most difficult job which requires persistent labour for lives and ages. It may however be difficult to those who proceed on, loaded with their own confused concepts of Reality and adopt complicated means of their achievement.

As a matter of fact, Reality, which one aspires for, is so simple that its very simplicity has become a veil to it. A simple thing can be achieved by simple means alone. Therefore, for the realization of the Simplest, it is only the simplest means that can ensure sure success. It is quite easy to pick up a needle from the ground by means of your fingers but if you employ a crane for the purpose, it may well turn out to be impossible to achieve. Exactly the same is the case with realization. The confusing methods and complicated means advised for the realization of the Simplest do not serve the purpose, rather on the other hand, they keep one entangled in his self-created complexities all the life. As a matter of fact, realization is neither a game of contest with the nerves and muscles nor a physical pursuit involving austerity, penance or mortification; but it is only the transformation of the inner being to its real nature. That is what Sahaj Marg takes into account, ignoring all misplaced superfluities connected with it.

The practices advised under the system are not merely formal and mechanical, related with the closing of the eyes for meditation. They have a definite object, a purpose and an end.

There are two aspects of it - the one being the Abhyas (Practice) and the other, the Master’s support through Pranahuti (or Yogic Transmission) which accelerates the Abhyasi’s (follower’s) progress by removing complexities and obstructions from his path. Under the old ways of practice, it was the Abhyasi (follower) who had to struggle hard for removing his impediments and obstructions while the Guru’s job ended with prescribing for him certain mechanical practices for the purpose. It is however not so in Sahaj Marg where much of the responsibility in this respect rests upon the Master who removes impediments and clears off complexities from Abhyasi’s mind by applying his own power through Pranahuti.

This age-old system of Yogic Transmission has ever been the very basis of Raj Yoga but during the later period, had almost been lost to the Hindus who were the real originators of it. It is now due to the marvelous efforts of my great Master Samarth guru Mahatma Ram Chandraji Maharaj of Fatehgarh that this long forgotten system has been revived and brought to the light of the day. Under this process, the Master by the application of his internal powers awakens and accelerates the dormant forces in the Abhyasi to action and diverts the flow of the Divine current towards his heart. The only thing for the Abhyasi to do is to connect himself with the power of the Master whose mind and senses are all thoroughly disciplined and regulated. In that case the Master’s power begins to flow into the Abhyasi’s heart regulating the tendencies of his mind also. But this does not refer to the old orthodox view about Gurudom. In our Samstha, we take it in the form of common brotherhood with a spirit of service and sacrifice.

But then there is one difficulty. People are generally prone to take the impression of one who displays to them charming miracles. Though this capacity does develop automatically by effect of practice it can by no means be held as a criterion of Yoga. Besides, a true Raj Yogi never feels inclined towards it for the purpose of display. Miracles are however of two kinds, one of Divine nature and the other of the Material nature. The purpose of the former is always Godly, whereas that of the latter is worldly.

The former types of miracles are awakened to him who proceeds by subtleness and they solve the problem of life that confronts us all. On the other hand, those proceeding along with grossness develop miracles of the latter type which overburden the heart.

If, however, one gets absorbed in the conditions of this lower attainment, he as a whole becomes a knot so to say, with a whirlpool inside for himself to be drowned in. If that power is utilized on others they will also be dragged into the same whirlpool. In our Sanstha most possess this capacity, but the watchful eye of the Master keeps it under control lest the person should go astray on that account. He is not even aware of it; but a miracle does come to pass through his medium, when the genuine need for it arises.

For the spiritual help and support, we therefore need our Master, not one who displays wonderful miracles, or exhibits extraordinary feats of Asana or Pranayama or deliver learned discourses on the philosophy of Maya, Jiva and Brahm, but one who can solve our practical difficulties, remove impediments from our path and help us along by his own inner power. If fortunately you happen to find one whose association promotes in you a feeling of peace and calmness, and the restlessness of mind seems to be silenced by his effect, you must understand that he has transcended the limit of senses and that he can be a fit person to help you in the solution of your problem of life by the exercise of his inner powers. By connecting yourself with him with love and devotion you also yourself begin to be transformed accordingly.

The routine practice followed in the Sanstha is meditation on the heart and the same has also been advised by Maharshi Patanjali. The basic principle of this process has been discussed in the ‘Efficacy of Raj Yoga’, and I do not intend to repeat here. The process greatly helps us in throwing out grossness of our being and in assuming a state of great subtleness. We know that God is completely devoid of grossness. So the realization of God must mean the attainment of a state of similar subtleness to the last possible degree. This is what we aim at in Sahaj Marg. The system helps an Abhyasi to free himself from grossness settled round him in the form of covering.

The technique of Sahaj Marg, though quite simple, is often beyond common grasp, since it adheres closely to the absolute Reality and proceeds along subtlest lines. It prescribes meditation on heart, thinking of the Divine Light there. But the Abhyasi is directed not to try to see the light in any form or shape. If he does so, the light, perchance if appears to this view will not be the real but one as projected by him. An Abhyasi is however advised to proceed with it in the form of mere supposition. In that case it shall be the subtlest and we shall thereby be meditating upon the subtlest. Every saint has used the word “Light” for it and I too can not avoid it since that is the only expression suited best for the purpose. But that creates some complications, because, when we talk of light the idea of luminosity becomes predominant and we begin to take it as glittering. The real light carries with it no such sense and may be represented as ‘Light without luminosity’. It refers to the very real substance or more appropriately the “substance-less substance”, which is associated with neither light nor darkness but is beyond both. Under our system of practice too, an Abhyasi no doubt does see the light some times but that is only in the beginning when matter comes into contact with energy. In other words it is a clue to show that energy has begun to work. Moreover, light not being our goal, the vision of luminosity within or without is not an indication of the attainment of realization.

Under the system of Sahaj Marg, the dormant energy of the centres and sub-centres is awakened so as to enable them to function properly. When the higher centres are awakened they begin to shed their effect upon the lower centres and when they come in contact with the Divine, the lower ones get merged in the higher. The higher centres thus take over charge of the lower ones. The lower centres too are cleaned so as to relieve them of the grossness settled on them. This alone is the proper and the most natural course which can bring out the highest result.

One thing which I specially lay stress upon is that the Abhyasi must cultivate in himself an intense craving amounting to restless eagerness or pinching impatience for the realization of the goal. It is this feeling of pain or restlessness, as one might call it, which one has to develop in order to ensure easy success. But I fear lest one might come up saying that he has stepped into the field of spirituality not for having pain or unrest but for achieving peace and tranquility and he may be right from his point of view. But from my point of view, I would say that the former is for those who have their eyes fixed upon the Divine, while the latter is meant for those who want to partake of the delight of the intoxication so to say. The later is however not so very difficult to achieve while the attainment of the former is not of course a child’s play. Many a man must have had a taste of the condition of peace. Let us now taste that for a spark of which one might be ready to forego thousand states of peace and calmness. This is in fact the foundation of the entire structure which brings forth rare personalities into the world. In fact the actual state of the real peace is beyond comprehension. It admits of no contradiction. It is literally neither peace nor restlessness, neither union nor separation, neither bliss nor sorrow. It is after all that for which we had developed pain. May you all have a taste of that pain? It is not however difficult to cultivate. Only a firm will and an undivided attention towards it is all that is required for the purpose. Then what you seek will be found quite close to you, rather with you – nay, you might yourself be that which you seek. For that, there must be a burning heart, which might burn down the weeds and bushes on the path. Om Tatsat.

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Friday, October 5, 2007

Akshardham is a must visit Marvel in Delhi

BAPS Swamy Narayan Sanstha’s Akshardham is a magnificent architectural marvel situated very close to Delhi in the Delhi-Noida highway. It is a Hindu temple but no restrictions as such. Anyone can visit the temple without any entry fee. To its credit, it is the temple built in India after a long gap of 800 years, in complete stone without use of concrete or steel. Only interlocks were used to construct this temple. Some 7000 sculptors worked for some 5 years to carve the sculptures on the rocks. Almost all the temple is constructed with Pink sandstone.

There are a number of landscape designs which please the visitors. The only disadvantage for an average visitor is that the Digital Cameras or Handycams are not allowed inside the temple, mainly due to the Security reasons (Mostly in all Hindu temples in India). But if you wish you can have a photo made by the dedicated professional photographers appointed by the Temple committee.

You have also the options to buy some video CDs at a reasonable good price (DVD for INR 80) which show the inauguration ceremony of the Akshardham somewhere in 2005. Some landscaped images of Akshardham are also being sold in the shopping complex inside this temple which you can buy for cheaper prices (INR 40 for 20 Photo cards)

Brief History

Ghanshyam also called as ‘Neelkant’ and as ‘Swami Narayan’ lived in India around 1750 – 1850 AD and traveled some 12000 Km in India on foot visiting all the pilgrimage places and spiritually awakening the people he met during his long journey. The temple is built for him just like we have all the churches for Lord Jesus, temples for Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, etc.

Other Features

To the visitors delight, there are 3 shows in the Temple complex, again at a reasonable price (3 shows for INR 120 + Musical Fountain for INR 20. We can select Individual shows too)
  1. Sahajanand – First show, showing the 3D animatronics puppet show with all the robotic movements of the puppets – depicting Swami Narayan’s life story
  2. Neelkant Darshan – It is a feature film (like in our normal Cinemas) about Swami Narayan’s life story.
  3. Sanskruti vihar – a boat ride organized in a completely isolated tunnel where in you see the two banks of the river showing India’s ancient and Cultural heritage. This show is offered with English commentary too.

For the first two shows too, I think there is English commentary, but if you visit the temple, you can enquire about it. If not available, simply you can attend the Boat ride show.

Musical Fountain - Another option but not the least is the Musical Fountain, organized every evening after 6.30 pm. This again is an excellent show with Indian Classical music played in the Background and the Colorful fountain display before our eyes in harmony with the Music. Representing 3 main forms of the supreme God – Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Ruler) and Shiva (the Destroyer) – the classical music varies and so varies the fountain colors and water flow.

There is much more to see, feel and enjoy every moment of our stay in this temple complex and it can’t be described just in one or two pages of text.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Indians Checklist of items for the First foreign trip

First time is always the thrust time for any activity that we do. But to be best at the first time itself, is a difficult thing without any guidance from the experienced people. Here we mean the experience of traveling abroad from India. So this Indian Checklist of items for the First Foreign trip will at least help the newbies i.e., the Indian travelers, to any foreign country.

Our emphasis in this article will be mainly on those items which are important to us but often we neglect them when we are at our home. There will be some issues when we are out of our country which will cause the troubles to us. The examples of some of those issues are:

Availability of a Particular item: This is the biggest problem. Every country has its own brands or varieties of items or products or food items whatever they may be. Finding them in foreign countries is something like a ‘Wild Goose chase’. In a foreign country we may always find something in many shops or stores, which we don’t need at all. Similarly we may not find something even if we search for it with a magnifying glass.

Foreign language: Once we have the possibility to find something we need in a foreign country, the language is the next toughest thing for so many people. Unless we are traveling to US or UK in this world, there is always a concern about the foreign language. For example in many European countries like Italy, France, Germany, etc, English can never be official. So expecting that people in those countries know English, is a big blunder. Of course somehow we can manage with English if we find people who know a little English.

Foreign price: After overcoming the two above mentioned obstacles, the price is always the deciding factor for buying things, almost in any country. Needless to say, the only motive of all the manufacturers all over the world is to strike a balance between making profit and losing a customer because of high pricing. But often the laws of the land do apply – like the VAT, Sales tax, etc., and prices vary from country to country. For example, with respect to India, the luxury items like Handycams, Digital cameras may be comparatively less priced in contrast to the highly priced daily consumables like Food items, Soaps, Shampoos, Perfumes, Clothing, etc.

We can quote so many factors like these but the above mentioned factors are the most important ones. So we made the following checklist of items in the order of starting our day after we get up from our bed. Please go through this checklist and comment on this article if you find that we missed something and let us know by commenting on this article about some more things to be added to this list. If you are satisfied please do leave your feedback.

To begin with these are the items about which you can always make a check before your first journey to a foreign country:

1.               Brushing Kit – 2 Brushes, Tooth paste, Tongue Cleaner, Mouthwash, etc

2.               Shaving Kit – Razors, Blades, Nail Cutter, Scissors, Shaving Cream, a small mirror, etc

3.               10-12 Soaps – for 3 months stay, max. 3-4 soaps per month

4.               Shampoo and Hair Oil – Either in Sachets or in Plastic Bottles

5.               Towels, Napkins, Hankies – In Europe, mostly tissue paper is used

6.               Combs, Perfumes, Talcum powders, Hair Gels, etc.

7.               6-8 pairs of Clothing – Normal Shirts, Trousers, Jeans and Under-Garments

8.               Sewing Kit – Some needles, thread rolls, Shirt/Trousers Buttons, etc

9.               Professional suiting – Coats with Coat hangers, Neck-ties, Tie clips, etc

10.           Winter Clothing – 1-2 Sweaters, Woollen Cap, Rain coat with Fur / Wool stuffing

11.           Facial Cold Creams, Lip Gels – 1-2 for 3-6 months. (Makeup kit for Girls / Ladies)

12.           Hand Gloves – Woolen preferable, Leather optional

13.           Shoes – Sports / Leather and both if possible with extra pairs of laces

14.           Thermal Wear – Depends on the person and only optional

15.           Wrist Watch, Pocket books, Pens, Calculators, etc

16.           Mobile – With/without SIM card. Any modern 3-band Nokia GSM Mobile or equivalent is suitable, and its charger

17.           Medicines (Allopathy or Homeopathy) with Doctor’s prescription – Mainly for Cough, Cold, Fever, Head-ache, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, etc

18.           Electronic items – USB Pen drives, External Hard disk, Digital Camera, Handycam or other gadgets

19.           Universal adapter – In case if you carry a laptop with an adapter of triangular 3-pins model

20.           Wallet – With more width than length, to suit the foreign currency (Euro are wider than Indian Rupee banknotes)

21.           MP3 player / CD-Walkman with CD-ROMs and some blank CDs

22.           Umbrella – Double or Triple fold – Very important because it rains often in some European countries compared to India

23.           Washing Powder or Soaps – Powder of 1-2 Kg or 2-3 Soaps will be sufficient for at least 3 months for a person

24.           Hawai Chappals – Mainly for home use in Toilet or Bath room

25.           Snacks or some other Food items – Needed in the beginning in case of food problems

26.           Ready mix / Ready-to-eat food items or Curries – Rasam and Sambar powders, Tamarind, Typical Indian Spices like Mustard, Cumin seeds, Cardamom, etc.

Out of all these items, please take care to put all the metal objects like razors, blades, screw drivers, etc., which are sharp and generally forbidden to be carried into the aircraft passenger cabin, (due to the chances of probable misuse) in the Cargo bag (the big bag of 20 kg capacity) which will be checked in, and also avoid keeping creams, gels, liquids in the Cabin bag (the small bag of 5 Kg capacity), which you carry along with you into the aircraft cabin.

Valuable electronics and fragile items can be kept in the Cabin bag. Please also enquire with the officials in the airport check-in or at the customs counter to list out all the valuable and highly priced electronic items you are carrying to a foreign country. They can issue a slip to you acknowledging that you are carrying those items to a particular country from India itself, and you will not be troubled at the customs check counter when you come back to India. Otherwise there may be a chance that the customs officers at the airport may think that you have bought all those valuable electronics in the foreign countries and are importing to India.

Another point worth to be noted down is that now-a-days, in India, if we carry laptop with us, it is counted as a Cabin baggage and then you will need to send also your cabin bag of 5 Kg into the Cargo. Generally maximum number of bags allowed per passenger will be 3 including the Cargo Bag and the two Cabin bags (In India one big Cargo bag, one small Cargo bag and a Cabin bag).

Otherwise in foreign countries, right now, they consider two pieces of Cabin baggage as maximum with one being a laptop and the other your normal cabin bag.

Monday, May 28, 2007

What is the Summary of 'How to Sell Yourself'

The World’s Greatest Salesman Joe Girard has published with Warner Books Inc., (an AOL Time Warner Company) some great books like ‘How to Sell Yourself’, ‘How to Sell Anything to Anybody’, ‘How to close Every Sale’, ‘Mastering your way to the top’.

Out of these for anybody irrespective of their profession or business, the book ‘How to Sell Yourself’ seems to be the basic and more appropriate for the beginners, as it emphasizes more on personal development through the mastery of new skills.

We may wonder what is so special about this book. But once you go through the contents of this book alone, you will not resist yourself from buying this book.

So why delay? Let us go through this quick index and then go to the nearby book shop or browse the web to have this book in our hands.

Joe Girard in his book, ‘How to Sell Yourself’ tell us the following:

  1. Selling Yourself on You
  2. Selling Yourself to Others
  3. Building Self-Confidence and Courage
  4. Developing Positive Attitudes
  5. Exercising Enthusiasm
  6. Learning to Listen
  7. Speaking Another Language
  8. Managing your Memory
  9. Telling the Truth
  10. The Power or a Promise
  11. The Sensation of a Smile
  12. Being a Second-Miler
  13. Selling Yourself as a Young Person
  14. Selling Yourself in Maturity
  15. Selling Yourself and Your Product
  16. Selling Yourself and Your Service
  17. Selling Yourself Without Selling Out.
  18. Girard’s Chain Miracle and
  19. The Payoff of Persistence.

Joe Girard shows How to Sell Yourself

You are your #1 product. Shouldn’t you get every penny you are worth?

No matter what field you are in, you need to market yourself. And nobody knows sales like Joe Girard, author of the million-copy bestseller ‘How to sell Anything to Anybody’. And now in his book, ‘How to Sell Yourself’, he reveals important sales secrets and shows you how you can develop the basic skills and winning character traits that will make other people take notice of what you have to offer.  Using real life anecdotes and his own remarkable life story, Joe Girard will help you:

  • Boost your own self-worth – and demonstrate it to others
  • Ace the job interview and enter the workplace
  • Identify your most dynamic personal qualities (They just might surprise you!)
  • Become a master of the fine art of listening – and use it to get ahead on the job
  • Raise your self-confidence and “success quotient” with Joe’s twelve daily “think power” exercises.

From ending procrastination to developing the most important worksite strategies, Joe Girard shows how successful people get to the top – and how you can, too.

Go through and explore much more about this book and many others.

Dale Carnegie's guide to Public Speaking

The bestselling author of ‘How to win friends and influence people’ Mr. Dale Carnegie provides the time-tested methods of persuasion in his yet another book, “How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking”.

Your life can be easier ….. More exciting …. More rewarding!

“Is there the faintest shadow of a reason why you should not be able to think as well in a perpendicular position before an audience as you can when sitting down? Surely, you know there is not. In fact, you ought to think better when facing a group. Their presence ought to stir and lift you. A great many speakers will tell you that the presence of an audience is a stimulus, an inspiration, that drives their brains to function more clearly, more keenly.” – Dale Carnegie.

Here is a book for men and women who want to go ahead. As the author Dale Carnegie demonstrates on every page, the techniques that can put you over with an audience can help you in every phase of your life.

In this work, Dale Carnegie shows you –

How to develop Poise,

How to gain self confidence,

How to improve your memory,

How to make your meaning clear,

How to begin and end a talk,

How to interest and charm your audience,

How to improve your diction,

How to win an argument without making enemies and

He offers hundreds of practical and valuable tips on influencing the important people in your life:

Your friends, your customers, your business associates, your employers.

The information in this book has been tested and used successfully by more than 1,000,000 students in the world – famous Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations.

Indestructible Self Belief

The greatest asset you can have in life is ‘Self Belief’.

There are 7 steps to getting and keeping the Indestructible Self Belief.

1.       Do you believe in you?

2.       What is the opinion of you?

3.       Take Responsibility

4.       Think Big

5.       Recover Faster

6.       You are fabulous!

7.       Building a successful identity

Read fully about these contents in the book, “Indestructible Self-Belief” by Fiona Harrold.

People who handle life well, achieve great things and prosper have stronger self belief than the average person. Fiona Harrold, author of bestselling ‘Be Your Own Life Coach’, will help you to develop magnificent levels of self belief; in seven easy steps, her pocket bible, “Indestructible Self-Belief” will equip you to make the most of yourself, so that you stretch and grow into your full potential.

Life is easier when you believe in yourself. And this inspiring book will make you feel more optimistic and enthusiastic about everything.

Praise for Fiona Harrold

“Fiona Harrold is not only one of the most dynamic and positive people you will ever meet, but she also has the talent to make you feel the same way too.” – Daily Mail.

“With Fiona on your side, you can achieve anything.” – Prima Magazine.

This book is brought to us by Piatkus Publishers. Piatkus publishes a wide range of bestselling fiction and non-fiction, including books on health, mind, body & spirit, sex, self-help, cookery, biography and the paranormal.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Split any file - Exchange in an email - Join the parts easily

We want to share some very good files with our friends but sometimes the file sizes can become a limitation to be sent in an email. If we use a messenger service then it may be possible to exchange the file directly without any email, but even for doing this we need to have the sender and the receiver using the same messenger at both sides. Suppose if there are problems with the internet speed and the sender and receiver using two different messenger or email programs the things will become a mess.

So what is the solution? For this kind of a problem, HJSplit software is the solution. Copyrighted to , HJSplit 2.3 is a small piece of File splitting software program for Windows XP, Vista, 2000, NT, 95, 98, ME. HJSplit is able to split files of any type and any size. It is a Freeware, free for commercial and non commercial use. As mentioned by on its webpage, you can distribute this program, freely and without charge (on CD-ROMs, Websites, etc.) provided that you do not change the program or the zip file in any way, that the program is clearly freeware or shareware, that you do not ask any money for the program itself.

Having known this let us see how this program works for us.

You can split almost all the files, including AutoCAD, zip files, mp3 and anything.

To use, it is simple, just run this exe file found in the folder when you download it for free from

There are two things that you can do with this software.

  1. You can split the file into many part files, you can also set the memory limit for each part file. For example, you can chose to split a 5 MB file into some part files of 30 KB or 40 KB or 50 KB according to the requirements or limitations of the mail program you use.
  2. You can just join all these part files with the same software and create the original file.

This HJ Split software can be considered as a mechanical workshop, in which all the components are produced which make the designed final product. Then all the part files are assembled in the same way like in a production line.

The only important point to be remembered is that before splitting and also while joining, it is better to create a new folder. Do all the splitting and assemblage in the same folder so that we don’t mess up things at the end.

Otherwise, even if we miss a single part file of say some 10 KB, the original file may be corrupted. It seems to be so simple, right? Enjoy this software. Thanks to the software provider and their good idea. Apart from this there are so many other useful softwares found on this site.


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