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Best Backpack to Buy!!

 

Backpacks are a necessary part of our  ‘Day to Day life !

They are used by everyone, from a school going kid to an office goer. Nowadays people not only look for practicality but also they do not ignore the style and design of it. Main features to look before purchasing laptops are:

Adjustable and padded shoulder straps ensure the backpack sits comfortably, reducing the strain on your back.
Contoured and padded backs follow the natural shape of your lower back adding to the comfort of carrying the bag. The shape allows for a natural arch to ensure no back pain.
Padded hip belts remove weight from the back and shoulders and places a larger portion of the burden on the leg muscles – allowing you to carry heavier loads for longer.
Water resistant material – You may not need a 100% waterproof backpack – but a bag made from semi-waterproof materials is going to protect the contents in an emergency situation. Bags made from nylon and polyester are better options for outdoor adventures and backpacking trips.
Padding – A padded compartment for laptops and tablets are common in backpacks. Ensure they are securely fastened to avoid your electronic equipment from jostling around in your bag.
Multiple Compartments – allow for the contents of the bag to be organized in smaller sections for easier access.
Elasticized side pockets: These pockets lie flat when empty but stretch to hold a water bottle and other loose items.
Front pocket: Sometimes added to the exterior of a shovel pocket, these can hold smaller, less bulky items. for more detail and best Backpack     Visit HERE !

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Shubham: Swastik

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‘Swastika’ is an equilateral cross bent at ninety degrees on all sides.

The word Swastika is a Hindi pronunciation of the Sanskrit word ‘Su-Vastik’-सु-वास्तिक representing the same in meaning and values. The word ‘Su’ meaning ‘good/ auspicious/ all’ and ‘Astika’ अस्तिक means ‘being / may always be’. ‘Astika’ also means ‘believer’ which enhances the meaning of the Swastika to mean ‘Good-Believer’.

The four sides of the Swastika also symbolize four important aspects of Sanatana Dharma:

– Dharma धर्म (the Duty/Ethic)
– Artha अर्थ (wealth generation and wise usage of it)
– Karma कर्म (action and result of it)
– Moksha मोक्ष (liberation from cycle of death and re-birth)

The Vedic civilization was highly advanced. The sages that oversaw its development, through their Mystic insight and deep meditation, discovered the ancient symbols of spirituality – The Aumkara ( ॐ ) and The Swastika ( 卐 ). They also discovered many scientific principles that they applied to develop highly advanced technology.
They gave the atom its Sanskrit name ‘Anu’-अणु, millennia before modern scientists discovered the atom.

For the followers of Sanatana Dharma, the Swastika represents a Universe in their our own spiral galaxy on the fore finger of Lord Vishnu विष्णु. This carries immense significance as it establishes the ‘creation of the Universe’-(सृष्टि की रचना), and the arms as ‘kaal’ काल, or time, a calendar that is seen to be more advanced than the lunar calendar (symbolized by the lunar crescent common to Islam) where the seasons drift from calendar year to calendar year. The luni-solar solution for correcting season drift is used to adjust an extra month in certain years to restore the lunar cycle to the solar-season cycle. In Hindu calendars these months are called ‘Adhik-Maas’ अधिक मास meaning ‘extra month’.

– There is a school of thought that the Swastika shape represents a monogram formed by interlacing of the
letters of the auspicious words ’su’ and ‘astí’ – (svasti) स्वस्ति written in Ashokan characters. However,
this can’t be true because the symbol pre dates the Ashokan era by a few millennia.

– Swastika is at times, in certain sects, also considered a symbolic representation of Ganesha-गणपति. In
rituals and rites, Ganesha is presented with the first offerings in every ‘pooja’.

– The swastika is made with Vermilion powder -‘Sindoor’-सिन्दूर or ‘Roli-रोली’ during Hindu religious rites.
– Almost throughout, the usage of Swastika has been most widely accepted as a symbol of the Sun. (These
are used in many cultures to present date).

Swastika has two variations: one has an opening towards the right, while the other variation has an opening towards the left. (卍 and 卐)

There are many schools of thoughts which argue and debate about one being the right symbol or the other. However, it is quite clear that the Swastika with opening towards the right is predominantly used by the followers of Sanatana Dharma, the Hindus, where as the one with left opening is used by the followers of Buddhism (as shown in the pictures below).

In another school of thought it is believed that the right opening represents a masculine sign while the left opening represents a feminine one. There are some mentions in the Vedas however, which literally prohibit the use of left opened Swastika.

The twin motifs symbolize the two aspects of the creation of the universe by God Brahma. The right opened symbol represents the evolution of universe (Pravritti-प्रवृत्ति) whereas the left opening represents the involution of universe (Nivritti-निवृत्ति).

SWASTIKA

The four angles of Swastika cross point towards the four directions, the North-उत्तर (uttar), the East-पूर्व (poorv), the South-दक्षिण (dakshin) and the West-पश्चिम (paschim) representing wealth, stability, firmness and strength. Within the openings, a dot is used as a motif and also signifies the four other direction, the north-east and the north-west, the south-east and the south-west.

The Swastika is:
– Auspicious! So it is used as a motif and good luck symbol on every door or entrance of a house, temple, work place and even on important documents like letterheads etc.

-Found in virtually every important art and architecture of Hindus

-It adorns an important place at the either side of \ in every temple and household place of worship

-On the auspicious‘Dhan-teras’ धन तेरस – two days before ‘Diwali, it is written on the first page of the account books for good luck

-Used as the symbol of Sun, thereby representing ‘Surya-Deva (the Sun God) सूर्य-देव ‘

-Regarded very sacred and therefore this motif is used to adorn almost all the things associated with the Hindu religion

-Is considered very holy and so it is used in all the Hindu ‘Yantras’ यंत्र in the form of a religious symbol

-Virtually all religious scriptures start with the symbol of Swastika

-God Ganesha is depicted as sitting on a lotus flower kept on the bed of Swastikas

-Swastika is one amongst the 108 symbols of God Vishnu भगवन विष्णु

– Swastika is a symbol of good fortune. On many festivals like Diwali, Holi, Dassehra etc. many Hindus draw this symbol on every object of importance such as doors, utensils used for rituals, ‘Rangolis’ and even on the bonnets of their cars. It symbolizes Wealth and prosperity. Many business enterprises, commercial and residential buildings, areas and colonies are named ‘Swastika’ especially in India.
It is drawn for protection from evil forces and to ward off ill-luck, on every vehicle owned by the Hindus and its sects, on every important festival.
Most houses have a Swastika on their doors as a sign of welcome for the guests, and piety.

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After ‘Aum’ ॐ, Swastika is considered the most pious sign because it is considered a sign of Divinity. Many business documents have the symbol of Swastika for Good luck
The logo of Ahmedabad
Stock Exchange
– The ‘Ahmedabad Stock Exchange’ in the state of Gujarat in western India, has Swastika as its logo.

Logo of the Nepal
Chamber of Commerce
-In Nepal (predominantly a Hindu country) Swastika is considered very auspicious. So much so that ‘Nepal Chamber of Commerce’ uses this symbol as its logo.

The seal used for stamping
on the ballot paper
-The circular Swastika is used as a symbol for stamping on electoral ballots in India. The electronic voting machines which have replaced the ballot paper also has this symbol as stamping sign.

The Origin / History of Swastika

Although many historians and archeologists in the west believe that the first sign of Swastika originated and was used in ancient Troy era dating back 4000 BCE (citing excavations with Swastika artifacts in the late nineteenth century by renowned archaeologist Heinrich Schliemannn. He speculated that is was an symbol use by his own ancestors.)
However, as the name itself signifies, it has Vedic origins and thus it is far older than 4000 BCE. The earliest mentions of Swastika are found in the Vedas वेद Puranas पुराण and the Upanishads उपनिषद् .
Artifacts from the excavations of the Indus Valley and from the Sindhu-Saraswat सिन्धु -सरस्वत civilizations prove that the Swastika was as important a symbol and motif in those times as it is today. These artifacts prove that the Swastika was an important symbol even before12000 BCE.,

The more famous ancient civilizations of Harappa हरप्पा Mohenjo-Daro मोहन -जो -दड़ो in the Sindh state of Pakistan also confirm these facts. Though these sites are relatively newer (dating back to 2000 BC) these are significant.
The word ‘Swastika’ is first found as a word, mentioned in the ‘Valmiki Ramayan’ वाल्मीकि रामायण .

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An⚓choring effect : Negotiation Skill

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Anchoring Effect – Where you plant a number in someone’s mind and change their way of looking at things

Simple example is the above image where you sell something at $199, by just showing a big number to someone like $500 , this $500 has just a simple role of planting that big number in buyers mind and nothing else.

Lets see another example where you want DONATION


I want donation from someone for some cause and do not want to force them with an exact number here are two ways to do it

Option 1 : Sir, We are doing XYZ for poor children, some donation from you will help!, how much would you like to contribute ?

Option 2 : Sir, We are doing XYZ for poor children, some donation from you will help! . A lot of people have donated their 1 week salary , which is equal to Rs 10,000 , but you can donate whatever you want !

The Guy – Rs 10,000 seems too much to me right now , I can do maximum Rs 1,000 .

You – Fine , any amount is good for poor children

So you got Rs 1,000 because you anchored the person subconsciously with Rs 10,000 and that is used as benchmark for taking decision.

So anchoring is just a trick to plant a number in other’s mind so that you are benefitted.

Another example is this


Client – Hey financial advisor, What is your fees ?

Advisor – Rs 10,000

Client – What ! .. thats too much !

NOW with Anchor Effect

Client – Hey Financial Advisor – Whats your fees ?

Advisor – Rs 50,000

Client – What ? Are you kidding me ?

Advisor – You should be thankful, if this was US , you would be paying $1,000 per hour, thats Rs 60,000 per hour and given you need to work for at least 20 hours for a project , its Rs 12 lacs . In India its damn cheaper to work with financial advisors , from that angle, Rs 50,000 is nothing in India , provided we do much better work then US counterparts

Client – Come on , this is just insane, no one will pay that much in India

Advisor – What do you think is right number in India ?

Client – Rs 15,000 – 20,000 is maximum one will pay ? I can not go beyond Rs 15,000 ?

Advisor – hmm.. Fine – Lets go ahead


I know its not exactly how the conversation will go on, but Anchoring Effect

surely helps !

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Use Your Anchoring Skill Here!

 

 

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Great Inspiration: Dr.APJ Kalam

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I used to win all the competitions , held in my school .
One day , I was deppressed as I din’t perform well in the finals .
I asked my mom to leave me take rest for sometime .
After sometime , my dad came inside the room .
I explained him , what ever took place that day . He smiled at me , he went near the book shelf . I looked at him and after sometime , he broke the silence . He showed me a book and told read it . The next day , I just thanked him , smiling . It was an autobiography written by Dr . A.P.J. Abdul Kalam called ” Wings of fire .” Still now , I always have it with me .

 

(In this article ‘I  represent Every&Any Person!)

I personally recommend this Autobiography of Dr.APJ Kalam !

 

*A Must Read # What Should we Learn from APJ Kalam!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Had You Gone through ‘Cobra Effect!?

The Cobra effect-

When a solution to a problem makes the problem even worse, it is known as cobra effect.

This term is commonly used in politics and economics and was originated in British India

Story behind it –

The British government was very concerned about the growing numbers of cobras in Delhi.

They decided to pay money for every cobra that any person brings to them.

Initially the program was very successful.

But sooner, some people started breeding cobras for additional income

Soon, the government became aware about the tricks people were playing.

The program was ended and cobra breeders were left with surplus cobras, which were of no use now.

As a result, the solution of the problem made problem even worse!

 

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Karma is Beautiful !

Karma is a wonderful system of justice.

The Supreme System

One can cheat one’s friends, one’s relatives, one’s community, one’s nation and one can cheat one self but one cannot cheat God.

The Bible says, “be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Epistle to the Galatians 6.7).

Law of Karma

The law of karma ensures that one will have to pay for the wrongdoing to one self and/or others. This system also ensures that everyone is responsible for their own actions.

Karma is summarised in the Bhagavd Gita (4.17), as “karma (action), vikarma (forbidden action) and akarma (inaction)” and also as the “art of all work – karmasu kausalam” (BG 2.50) is to work for the Supreme Lord.

The Law of Karma states that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” (Newton’s third law of motion)

How Karma Works?

Karma is a Sanskrit word that means ‘action’ or, more specifically, any material action that brings a reaction binding one to the material world. According to the law of karma, if we cause pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in return, either in this life or in the future live(s).

Basically, good actions (piety) bring good results and bad actions (impiety) bring bad results. To enjoy the results of pious actions one may be promoted to heavenly planets and to suffer from impious actions one may be put into hellish planets.

Different Stages of Karmic Reactions

The Padma Purana that “there are different stages of dormant reactions to sinful activities to be observed in a sinful life. Sinful reactions may be just waiting to take effect [phalonmukha], reactions may be still further dormant [kuta], or the reactions may be in a seedlike state [bija]…”

How to Stop Karmic Reactions?

The Padma Purana state that “all types of sinful reactions are vanquished one after another if a person engages in the devotional service of Lord Visnu.” Lord Krishna, while concluding the Bhagavad Gita, states :

Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear. (BG 18.66)

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Win of Positive over Negative !! : Vijayadashmi

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Ravana is depicted as the king of Rakshasas. He is said to have ten heads. But not many people know that he was not born with ten heads. Let’s unravel the mystery…

Ravana performed an intense penance – tapasya – to Brahma, lasting several years. During his penance, Ravana chopped off his head 10 times as a sacrifice to appease Brahma. Each time he sliced his head off, a new head arose, thus enabling him to continue his penance. At last, Brahma, pleased with his austerity, appeared after Ravana’s 10th decapitation and offered him a boon. Ravana asked for immortality, which Brahma refused of course, but gave him the celestial nectar of immortality, which we all know was stored under his navel.

Ravana’s 10 heads symbolise the six Shastras and four Vedas, making him a great scholar and the most intelligent person of his time.

Namely:

  1. Sankhyashastra (Mathematics)
  2. Yog Shastra (Yoga as a way of life, meditation)
  3. Nyayashastra (Law and administration)
  4. Vaisheshik Shastra (Physics, astronomy, mechanics)
  5. Purvamimansa (Philosophy, Justification)
  6. Uttar Mimansa Shastra
  7. Rigveda
  8. Yajurveda
  9. Samveda
  10. Atharvaveda.

Ravana was a master in astrology, it is said that he broke one of Saturn’s arms, when Sani deva refused to be in a perfect position which would have made Meghnad immortal.

While Ravana was dying, Lakhsmana ran towards him so that he can learn the knowledge of diplomacy, since nobody in this planet had better knowledge and experience of administrative diplomacy over Ravana. His 10 heads represented a mammoth pool of knowledge and experience as a ruler, king and as a Brahman.

From another perspective, the 10 heads signify the 10 negative forms of love.

  1. Ahamkara – Ego
  2. Moha – Attachment
  3. Krodha – Anger
  4. Ghrina – Hatred
  5. Paschataap – regret
  6. Irshya – jealousy
  7. Lobha – Greed
  8. Kama – Lust
  9. Jaddata – Insensitivity
  10. Bhaya – Fear

जय श्रीराम!!

नमन है!

 

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हम अभी से क्या बताएँ क्या हमारे दिल में है”
जन्मदिवस पर शत् शत् नमन !🇮🇳 🙏#BhagatSingh #JaiHind

 

 

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गरिमामयीयी इतिहास को साजिश के तहत भूल न जाना,

भगत सिंह के बलिदान को व्यर्थ न जाने देना💐

👉गाँधी,नेहरू सभी वकील फिर भगत सिंह का केस किसने लड़ा?

It was unheard and unthinkable that a nation can be free from clutches of British Empire without bleeding a drop of blood. Revolutions, freedom movements and struggles were always bloody wars in histories of the world!

           नमन है!

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Think like this.. ..

 

   If She is wooman..

 

 

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    She is Woman too..

 

 

 

      If he is Muslim..

 Then he is Muslim too..

If this is your home..

  • then this is also your home…
  • They are your pets
  • They can be your pet too.
  • If a man can cheat in a relationship
  • then a woman can also cheat in relationship
  •  
  •  
  • he is an actor
  • he is also an actor
  • This is feminism.
  • This is not feminism.

    **Edit : – As Suggested by one reader: .

  • If this is considered as a job
  • then all these should also be considered a job 🙂

 

Stop Streotyping! Think Wisely!!

 

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