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Monday, June 2, 2008

Joke

Dad sent me a joke today by email. Its called "Appraisals and Increments;" here it is.

I'm wondering, if any of my ISM buddies are around- could you read this text without getting frustrated? How about in less then 5 minutes? I can't, and unfortunately didn't decipher the joke.

PS. U might have to click on the text to make it a readable size if too small.


4 comments:

  1. Gita Saar

    The teachings of Lord Krishna have been written down in a book famously known as 'Bhagwad Gita'. It is the holy book of Hindus. It is to Hindus, what Bible is to Christians or what the holy Quran is to Muslims. Since the book is quite big and extensive, sometimes it becomes difficult for a person to read at a stretch. Geeta Saar is the gist of the main teachings of Lord Krishna. It contains the crux of the Holy Gita.

    Lord questions everyone over various issues and asks them to give up the illusionary world. Bhagwan Krishna says, the only way to achieve life long happiness is to surrender to him.

    AS PER THE JOKE DAD SENT YOU, READ THE FOLLOWING ACTUAL PREACHINGS AND JUST JUXTAPOSE THE WORDS IN JOKE WITH THE WORDS BELOW OR VICE VERSA..THE INVERTEDNESS OF THE REPLACED WORDS IN THE JOKE IS IN KEEPING WITH THE PARLANCE OF TODAY'S CORPORATE WORLD...

    So Nam, if YOU have the patience...read on =)

    1.Why do you worry unnecessarily? What are you afraid of? Who can kill destroy you? A soul is never born, so it never dies.


    2.Whatever happened in the past, happened for the best; whatever is happening, is happening for the best; whatever will happen in future, will happen for the best. Do not repent the past, do not worry for future, concentrate on your present.


    3.What did you own, that makes you cry on losing? What did you bring, that you fear losing? What did you give birth to, that you fear its destruction? You didn't bring anything. Whatever one takes, one must return it to God. Everyone came empty handed and will therefore die, empty handed.


    4.Whatever belongs to you today, belonged to someone else yesterday and it will belong to some one else tomorrow. Don't be illusioned by maya. Maya is the root cause of all pain and misery.


    5.Change is the rule of nature. What one understands, as death is actually life itself. One moment you are the owner of crores and in the very next moment you become a pauper.


    6.Your body doesn't belong to you and vice versa. Body is composed of five elements- Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Sky; one day it will perish in these elements.


    7.Offer yourself to the Almighty Lord. This is the best support. One who knows this unconditional support gains freedom from fear, worry and despair.

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  2. Thanks Bharat! I'm sneaking in at lunchtime, will read it at leisure tonight. As for the joke, I still want to know what it says. I'll read it tonight with concentration :)

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  3. Bharat - ok, read it. Exactly what you explained in the form of a company. My whole deal was that my Hindi is a little rusted, needs working on. I need to keep getting these lessons from the Geeta, even if Parth is the Karamchari...

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  4. Nam,

    glad to be of help...I was half way thru to expounding the "exact hindi" translation but u saved my fingers the effort...

    =) i tried reading what I wrote...n it was actually a tad bit ridiculous considering the vastness of the "actual" saar...

    However..we learn something new everyday if we'r willing to explore, we sing a different tune if we dare to challenge our inhibitions and we are a tad bit wiser if we are retentive towards a cool thought...

    I know cancerians are people who are always on a quest...

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