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Unwanted Metal

It was a hot and humid summer’s evening in Kolkata.

Back in 1995 me being only 7 years old my desires were limited. After visiting a relative’s place, on our way back home we stopped at a newly opened restaurant. Since it was a pure veg outlet it was swamped with Marwari’s and Gujrati’s.

“Papa why are people carrying their own plates?” I inquired pulling my dad’s hand.

“This is a self-service outlet son. No waiters here” replied dad looking for a place for us.

“So people place orders and take their food themselves” added my mother.

“Wow, they must be saving a lot of money this way” I replied impressed by the business module.

The restaurant was also running a lucky draw contest whereby anyone whose billing amount was greater than Rs. 500/- was eligible to participate in the contest.

My father placed the order and asked me to join the line where people were standing to take a chance at their luck. My mother joined along saying, “Go son go”.

“See son, there is the list of prizes from one to ten. Remember you will WIN the FIRST prize”

“No I don’t want a gold coin. I want the third prize; I am going to win a bicycle”

Both my parents laughed at my innocence.

Anyway, there were approximately 7 to 8 people, mostly uncles and aunts ahead of me and a person in black suit was helping them with the lucky draw.

I was discreetly praying god to help me win the third prize because I was sure my parents wouldn’t buy me one. The most heard excuse was – “We live on the second floor in a building. There is no place to keep a bicycle dear”.

As my turn came, the nice person in the suit cheered for me and placed a chair. I stepped on it carefully while my dad held my hand and mom whispered best wishes to get the first prize.

It was a big card-board box covered in birthday wrapping paper with a hole big enough even for a fat man to put his arm through. The gentleman asked me nicely to not see inside the box and made sure that only my arm goes inside the box. I was abiding all rules with a single thought in mind – ‘God please give me three’.

Inside the box I swiped my hand around like a broom and tried to pick up the small circular papers which had numbers printed on them. I picked up one and threw it away thinking ‘Oh this doesn’t feel like a three’.

The gentleman asked me to hurry as the ten second limit was approaching. So I picked out the next one which touched my finger. I slowly pulled it out of the box still praying to god. As my arm was completely out of the box and I showed the number to my parents, the gentleman picked me up in his arms and shouted in joy, “He is the first one today to win the gold coin. Everyone clap for the young chap”

My parents happiness knew no bounds as people around congratulated them praising my luck and everyone cheered.

Among the approximately 200 people present in the restaurant, I was the only one disappointed for bringing out ‘1’.

As the gentleman put me down back on the floor while congratulating me and my parents again, I said to my father, “But I wanted three!”

“It’s better than three beta. You will understand it in the future. Happy Birthday my champion”

Gold coin is still there but a bicycle never found its way to my home.
Back then Iron had more value for me than Gold.

An Idea

The world is moving fast and so is the technology and ideas. I shall be going forth here with the discussion on ‘Thought Training’ but with a different angle.

Let’s start with a background story.

It was the winter of 2011; I was casually strolling down the familiar locality of my maternal uncle’s place with my cousin while discussing about the prospect of starting our own mobile recharge company. We discussed in depth the limitations of the presently available e-commerce companies and deduced 4 major USP’s.

We immediately started working on the details as to how to initiate the process. Roughly a week later our vacations ended and we headed back to our respective universities with a promise to keep up the momentum of kick starting the venture. The pressure of exams, assignments and other curricular activities diverted our focus and as early as six months down the lane one of the online recharge company (who could have been our probable competitors) launched 2 out the 4 USP’s. A year later another company included our 3rd USP and just 2 months ago I saw the current e-commerce giant launch the 4th USP.

What I am trying to say here is – If you have some breakthrough idea; don’t assume that you are the only one coming up with it. Since the ideas are thoughts and thoughts tend to wander around the universe, so anyone who is thinking on the same lines as you is bound to be struck by the same idea (frequency).

Having a breakthrough idea is not sufficient anymore. What’s required is how passionately you are willing to devote yourself to that idea?

Because if you don’t, don’t assume somebody else will also not.

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Thought Training

Hello pals! I hope you are doing well.

I have received some requests and suggestions to do some Gyaan ki baatein (wisdom talks) instead of the usual random posts.

After much pondering I thought – Let’s do this.

I am basically gonna share a bit about how our thought process works.

In the most simplest form we can think of thoughts as frequencies. The thoughts never die; they can travel millions of miles across the universe without the slightest change in their intensity.

So when you have a positive thought, that particular frequency pulls in the thoughts of the same frequency. For example – when you are feeling confident about your work, then you start having similar thoughts which boost your confidence or people directly/indirectly praise your work.

Remember, we are what we are because of the collective thoughts of millions and millions of beings across of the universe. Now the catch here is that the supreme control stays with us. We are in full control of choosing which thought grows in our mind. How? By choosing the right seed!

If you are having a negative thought, for example – failure, then you are attracting thoughts of that particular frequency around you and you start contemplating further about your life decisions, past events, career and so on you go associating them all with failure.

Now its on us to keep radiating thoughts of the same frequency, thereby attracting the same frequency or change the channel to something soothing… something relaxing.

It’s that simple! If the song playing on the radio is making you sad then just tune it another one… a soothing one .. where a fine melody is being played.

Just think – Your sad thoughts will make someone else more sad when they are down, while your happiness will help in multiplying someone’s happy thoughts.

When it comes to thoughts, the only rule is – Like attracts Like.

Think about it.

Well, I read about this a while back in a chapter of a tiny book by Swami Vivekananda and it has helped me ever since. Hope it helps you too 🙂

Will also explain the same in my upcoming video and will share more related stuff in my succeeding posts.

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Swami Vivekananda

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Heya

Hello WordPress pals,

I hope you all are doing well. I haven’t published any content since a long time now. The reason being –  I have joined a private firm at the position of Operational Manager and the work load is a bit much.

Anyway feels good now looking at all your new posts.

P.S. – Hoping to publish a short story here in a few days.