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Most of you know about Zen….if not

Zen is a school of MahńĀyńĀna Buddhism. The word Zen is from the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word Ch√°n (Á¶™), which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyńĀna, which can be approximately translated as “meditation” or “meditative state”.

Zen emphasizes experiential Wisdom in the attainment of enlightenment. As such, it de-emphasizes theoretical knowledge in favor of direct self-realization through meditation and dharma practice. The teachings of Zen include various sources of MahńĀyńĀna thought, including the Praj√ĪńĀpńĀramitńĀ literature and the teachings of the YogńĀcńĀra and TathńĀgatagarbha schools.

The emergence of Zen as a distinct school of Buddhism was first documented in China in the 7th century CE. From China, Zen spread south to Vietnam, and east to Korea and Japan. As a matter of tradition, the establishment of Zen is credited to the South Indian Pallava prince-turned-monk Bodhidharma, who came to China to teach a “special transmission outside scriptures, not founded on words or letters….(Source Wikipedia)

Most of teachings from Zen-Buddhism are told in short and¬†crisp stories. They are usually designed to develop the mind and to free it from distortions and so to connect with our spirit….

I would like to list some of the stories……….

A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”

“Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”

 Obedience

The master Bankei’s talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. He never quoted sutras nor indulged in scholastic dissertations. Instead, his words were spoken directly from his heart to the hearts of his listeners.

His large audiences angered a priest of the Nichiren sect because the adherents had left to hear about Zen. The self-centered Nichiren priest came to the temple, determined to debate with Bankei.

“Hey, Zen teacher!” he called out. “Wait a minute. Whoever respects you will obey what you say, but a man like myself does not respect you. Can you make me obey you?”

“Come up beside me and I will show you,” said Bankei.

Proudly the priest pushed his way through the crowd to the teacher.

Bankei smiled. “Come over to my left side.”

The priest obeyed.

“No,” said Bankei, “we may talk better if you are on the right side. Step over here.”

The priest proudly stepped over to the right

“You see,” observed Bankei, “you are obeying me and I think you are a very gentle person. Now sit down and listen.”

No Work, No Food

Hyakujo, the Chinese Zen master, used to labor with his pupils even at the age of eighty, trimming the gardens, cleaning the grounds, and pruning the trees.

The pupils felt sorry to see the old teacher working so hard, but they knew he would not listen to their advice to stop, so they hid away his tools.

That day the master did not eat. The next day he did not eat, nor the next. “He may be angry because we have hidden his tools,” the pupils surmised. “We had better put them back.”

The day they did, the teacher worked and ate the same as before. In the evening he instructed them: “No work, no food.”

Time to Die

Ikkyu, the Zen master, was very clever even as a boy. His teacher had a precious teacup, a rare antique. Ikkyu happened to break this cup and was greatly perplexed. Hearing the footsteps of his teacher, he held the pieces of the cup behind him. When the master appeared, Ikkyu asked: “Why do people have to die?”

“This is natural,” explained the older man. “Everything has to die and has just so long to live.”

Ikkyu, producing the shattered cup, added: “It was time for your cup to die.”

 Nothing Exists

Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.

Desiring to show his attainment, he said: “The mind, Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist. The true nature of phenomena is emptiness. There is no realization, no delusion, no sage, no mediocrity. There is no giving and nothing to be received.”

Dokuon, who was smoking quietly, said nothing. Suddenly he whacked Yamaoka with his bamboo pipe. This made the youth quite angry.

“If nothing exists,” inquired Dokuon, “where did this anger come from?”

The Stone Mind

Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone in a small temple in the country. One day four traveling monks appeared and asked if they might make a fire in his yard to warm themselves.

While they were building the fire, Hogen heard them arguing about subjectivity and objectivity. He joined them and said: “There is a big stone. Do you consider it to be inside or outside your mind?”

One of the monks replied: “From the Buddhist viewpoint everything is an objectification of mind, so I would say that the stone is inside my mind.”

“Your head must feel very heavy,” observed Hogen, “if you are carrying around a stone like that in your mind.”

Temper

A Zen student came to Bankei and complained: “Master, I have an ungovernable temper. How can I cure it?”

“You have something very strange,” replied Bankei. “Let me see what you have.”

“Just now I cannot show it to you,” replied the other.

“When can you show it to me?” asked Bankei.

“It arises unexpectedly,” replied the student.

“Then,” concluded Bankei, “it must not be your own true nature. If it were, you could show it to me at any time. When you were born you did not have it, and your parents did not give it to you. Think that over.”

So enough of Gyan…..have fun. Enjoy…….

Cheers
VedamsGyan

Hmmmm….After very very long time, I am posting some thing….so felt that what ever i post should be a perfect “GAP” breaker….

Presenting you the Worlds Largest Ring “Najmat Taiba“weighing ….absolutely…63.856kg and has a perimeter of 2.2m, 700mm¬†outer perimeter, 490mm inside diameter, 500mm width of the back of the ring, 250mm width of the ring bottom….which is the Property of Saudi Arabian jewellery maker Taiba¬†……..This Guiness Book of World Record Ring is¬†displayed in¬†Dubai’s Kanz Jewellery,………. hmmmm amazing thing to be displayed.

Najmat Taiba was made from 58.7kg of 21 K Gold, and is studded with 5.1kg worth of precious stones from Signity Middle East, including 615 pieces of Swarovski stones……

Now….check this …..It took 45 days of non-stop work by a team of 55 workers who worked for 10 hours each day to craft this piece in 2000.

And the cost to make this Master Piece was $547,000¬† in 2000…..and do know whats te value today….3 Million Dollars……

I know check the images……

Najmat Tabia Worlds Largest Ring-1

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Najmat Tabia Worlds Largest Ring-2

 

 

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Najmat Tabia Worlds Largest Ring-3

 

 

Cheers
VedamsGyan

Maha Shivrathri is a festival celebrated every year on the 13th night or the 14th day of the new moon in the Krishna Paksha of the month of¬†Maagha or Phalugana in the Hindu calender. This¬†festival is of utmost importance to the devotees of Lord Shiva. Mahashivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the Tandava‘ and it is also believed that Lord Shiva was married to ¬†Mother Parvati. On this day the devotees observe fast and offer fruits and flower¬†and Bhilva Patra or Bael Leaves to Shiva Linga.


Shiva means “Auspicious One“… Laya karaka…or the¬†Destroyer…..In¬†the Hindu Trinity..or Trimurthy.

Worshiped by millions of people in the LINGAKARA which means in the form of Linga

There are 12 major places of worship for Shiva….they are called as Jothirlinga’s. Dwadasa Jothirlinga’s

Jyothirlinga is a shrine where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Jyothirlinga or lingam of light.  It is believed that Shiva first manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga on the night of the Arudra festival, thus the special reverence for the Jyothirlinga. It is believed that a person can see these lingas as columns of fire piercing through the earth after he reaches a higher level of spiritual attainment.

The Hym you are gonna read below is Called ¬†“Dwadasha Jothirlinga Stotram”

Sourashtre Somanadham, cha Sri Shaile Mallikarjunam,
Ujjayinyam Maha Kalam, Omkaram, amaleshwaram,
Paralyam Vaidyanatham, cha Dakinyam Bhimasankaram,
Sethubandhe thu Ramesam, Nagesam thu Darukavane,
Varanasyam thu Viswesam, Trayambakam Gouthami thate,
Himalaye thu Kedaram, Ghushmesam cha Shivalaye,
Ethani Jyothirlingani sayam pratha paden nara,
Saptha janma krutham papam smaranena vinasyathi.

Do find the Translation in English

  • Somanatha in Sourashtra,
  • Mallikarjuna in Sri Shailam,
  • Mahakala in Ujjain,
  • Omkaram in Amaleshwara,
  • Vaidhyanatha in Parali,
  • Bhimasankara in South,
  • Rameshwara near the bridge in Sethu,
  • Nageswara in Daruka forest,
  • Visweswara in Varnasi,
  • Trayambakeshwara in the shores of Godavari,
  • Kedareshwara in Himalayas,
  • Ghushmesha in Sivalaya.

And whats that you get by reading this

He who remembers them,Morning and evening,
Would wash away sins,Committed in his seven births.

Today is Maha Shivarathri….so i had posted this. Let all of you have the blessing of Lord Shiva….

OM Namah Shivaya……….


From the year 1999…17th November UNESCO declared that February 21st is to be celebrated world-wide as International Mother Tongue Day. Do know that there are around 3000-6000¬†languages spoken in this world. And this is the most¬†pathetic¬†part¬†It is believed that 60% of around 6000 languages currently spoken in the world will have become extinct….

Mother tongue is so important in the upbringing and development of the child that the day was instituted in recognition of its value and for the promotion of its usage as an instrument for transmitting culture in the socialisation of the child…..This is day is not given due importance at alllllll by any¬†governmentssssss…………. Shame on them and Shame on us toooo

Do we Value our Mother Tongue……………I doubt………….except for few

Now the biggest and most widely asked question is……Whether to use the mother tongue or not ?????

Without any doubt we all need to accept the fact ¬†language is the epicenter of culture….religion….and even humanity…….. The mother tongue conveys and transmits culture. It is through the language that the folktales, ¬†similes, proverbs, ¬†and other literary forms of the society are conveyed to teach societal morals and values and eventually socialise the individual……There is¬†no greater injustice to mankind..or for people………….than to deprive them of their language ….Yes I do agree this¬†thought¬†very much….

As quoted by¬†Vigdis Finnbogadottir, UNESCO‚Äôs Goodwill Ambassador for Languages and Former President of Iceland¬†“Everyone loses if one language is lost because then a nation and culture lose their memory, and so does the complex tapestry form which the world is woven and which makes the world an exciting place”

Do you know which is the Killer….English is the Great killer language because the corporate world uses it….and world uses it…media uses it……… No..i am not against English….I love the Language English….But wnat people also to love thier respective¬†languages….which we dont….

I have been seeing incidents in Televisions…where a child was beaten blue by their,¬†respective¬†Schools for talking in¬†their¬†Mother tongue…and made to write statements like i will not talk in XXXXX language… I say that you can love some thing..but for the sake of loving some thing..dont hate other…. This is what is¬†happening….Love for ENGLISH…is making people¬†neglect¬†their¬†mother tongue…and slowly start hating it….as people feel that there is no use of it all in¬†their¬†life..

Govt’s make people study thier mother tongue till thier 5th calss or some place till their 7th class..ot some where till their 10th class….after that….we will never be using it. Yes I am the classic case….stopped writing my Mother tongue in the 10th class….though i can read….i am finding it difficult in WRITING the language….i know most of the people agree this…And more…My cousins kid’s study in a big International school….and they talk to me that they second language is French..third is German….why not our Language………Love your language too…..Plz

To add to this

In Australia, where nearly all the 231 spoken tongues are endangered, the researchers came upon three known speakers of Magati Ke in the Northern Territory, and three Yawuru speakers in Western Australia. And¬†researchers¬†met the sole speaker of Amurdag, a language in the Northern Territory that had been declared extinct….

Many of the 113 languages in the region from the Andes Mountains into the Amazon basin are poorly known and are giving way to Spanish or Portuguese, or in a few cases, a more dominant indigenous language. In this area, for example, a group known as the Kallawaya use Spanish or Quechua in daily life, but also have a secret tongue mainly for preserving knowledge of medicinal plants, some previously unknown to science.English threatens the survival of the 54 indigenous languages in the Northwest Pacific plateau, a region including British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. Only one person remains who knows Siletz Dee-ni, the last of many languages once spoken on a reservation in Oregon.In eastern Siberia, the researchers said, government policies have forced speakers of minority languages to use the national and regional languages, like Russian or Sakha. Forty languages are still spoken in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, many of them originally used by Indian tribes and others introduced by Eastern tribes that were forced to resettle on reservations, mainly in Oklahoma.

This is a¬†shocker¬†Language in Alaska called Ear has become extinct because the last speaker died. According to the report, though the speaker, a woman, had eight children, they were not permitted to speak Ear but English….. thats the plight

It was very exhaustive post..lots of research involved for this………But it would be great if you make you¬†children speak and make them understand and Love your Mother Tongue……

AB’s Stroke: I am not a language fanatic at all… i love all languages….but i know the people from the other side…who love¬†their¬†own language..and show disrespect to other languages….That is more dangerous…..Love yours…but dont hate others…

A different language is a different vision of life.

Cheers
Vedams Gyan

BOSS VS LEADER

Boss drives his people
Leader coaches them.

Boss depends on authority
Leader depends on good will.

Boss inspires fear
Leader inspires enthusiasm.

Boss says ‚ÄúI‚ÄĚ
Leader says ‚ÄúWe‚ÄĚ.

Boss says ‚Äúget here on time‚ÄĚ
Leader gets there ahead of time.

Boss fixes blame for the breakdown
Leader fixes the breakdown.

Boss knows how it is done
Leader shows how it is done.

Boss says ‚ÄúGo‚ÄĚ
Leader says ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs GO‚ÄĚ.

Boss uses people
Leader develops them.

Boss sees today
Leader also looks at tomorrow.

Boss commands
Leader asks.

Boss never has enough time
Leader makes time for things that count.

Boss is concerned with things
Leader is concerned with people.

Boss lets people know where he stands
Leader lets his people know where they stand.

Boss works hard to produce
Leader works hard to help his people produce.

Boss takes credit
Leader gives it.

Boss creates fear
Leader creates confidence

Boss knows how
Leader shows how

Boss fixes blame
Leader fixes mistakes

Boss drives
Leader leads

Boss relies on authority
Leader relies on cooperation

Bossism creates resentment
Leadership creates enthusiasm

Boss makes work drudgery
Leader makes it a game

And for a Boss to become a leader he should have 4 E’s :

1. Enthusiasm

2. Energy

3. Edge

4. Execution

What is important as a leader is not what your team does in your presence, it is what happens in your absence.

AB’s Stroke: Leader can be boss…but never a boss will be come a leader or mentor……Now dont ask me if i am a boss or a leader….its upto my team..and all the people who worked with me to decide…..Guys….if you write a negative comment..i am looking…and watching…..i always wanted team to take¬†initiatives, no matter what ever the result is, as this will make them part of¬†decision¬†making process…once you make mistake..twice you make mistake…but later you learn and never make…..so..that mean your team has¬†optimum¬†decision¬†makers…..wooooo thats what you call team….then you will become LEADER…..

Cheers
Vedams Gyan

Do read this amazing and very¬†inspiring story Pencil….. The Story of ¬†Pencil by¬†¬†Paulo Coelho taken from his book ¬†Like The Flowing River

I liked this story very much……i hope and know what you all will do….

 

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point, he asked:

‚ÄėAre you writing a story about what we‚Äôve done? Is it a story about me?‚Äô

His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:

‚ÄėI am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I‚Äôm using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.‚Äô

Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special.

‚ÄėBut it‚Äôs just like any other pencil I‚Äôve ever seen!‚Äô

‚ÄėThat depends on how you look at things. It has Five qualities which, if you manage to hang on to them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.‚Äô

‚ÄėFirst quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to His will.‚Äô

‚ÄėSecond quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he‚Äôs much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.‚Äô

‚ÄėThird quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice‚Äô

‚ÄėFourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.‚Äô

‚ÄėFinally, the pencils Fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. In just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action.‚Äô

 

 

Let me talk about Tea…or Chai as what we call it ….do you know that¬†After water, Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.¬†It has a cooling, slightly bitter,¬†astringent¬†¬†flavour which many enjoy…There are at least six varieties of tea White Tea, Yellow Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea,¬†Black tea and post-fermented teas of which the most commonly found on the market are white, green, Olong, and black. Some varieties, such as traditional Oolong Tea¬†and Pu-erh Tea, a post-fermented tea, can be used medicinally.

Tea plants are native to East and South Asia and probably originated around the point of confluence of the lands of northeast India, north Burma, southwest China, and Tibet. Although tales exist in regards to the beginnings of tea being used as a beverage, no one is sure of its exact origins. The usage of tea as a beverage is first recorded in the Chinese classics Shennong Ben Cao Jing. It was already a common drink during Qin Dynasty (around 200 BC) and became widely popular during Tang Dynasty, when it was spread to Korea and Japan. Trade of tea by the Chinese to Western/European  nations in the 19th century spread tea and the tea plant to numerous locations around the world.

Now what are the benefits of Drinking Tea

Antioxidants effect. It is know that tea contains antioxidants, especially when we are talking about green tea. Antioxidant polyphenols activate the enzyme that is responsible for dissolving the excess of the triglyceride inside the human body. This means drinking tea is a good way for weight loss. Moreover, the antioxidants help the cells to repair and regenerate, slowing down the aging.

Anti-cancer effect. Many studies showed that green tea protects against lung, prostate and breast cancer. According to the Kyushu University, the antioxidant responsible of this it is called epigallocatechin gallate ( EGCG ) . Green tea can help prevent cancer and heart disease, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Unwanted blood clots formed from cholesterol and blood platelets cause heart attack and stroke. Drinking tea may help keep your arteries smooth and clog-free, the same way a drain keeps your bathroom pipes clear. A 5.6-year study from the Netherlands found a 70 percent lower risk of fatal heart attack in people who drank at least two to three cups of black tea daily compared to non-tea drinkers.

Tea keeps the human body hydrated. Beverages that contain caffeine dehydrates you and because of its low amount of caffeine, tea hydrates you providing in the same time the necessary amount of antioxidants.

Bones protection. Drinking tea regularly makes your bones stronger, has been discovered by scientist sustain that this might be caused by the presence of the phytochemicals in the tea.

Teeth protection. Tea contains fluoride and tannins which are responsible for reducing the plaque buildup and the tooth decay.

Lower blood pressure. Oolong tea and green tea can reduce the risk of high blood pressure 50% by only drinking half a cup daily.

Digestion. Tea is a very good and effective digestive used in China for thousands years now.

Stomach cramps. Red tea can act as an anti-spasmodic agent.

Bad breath Reduction. The antioxidant polyphenols found in tea keep under control the bacteria that causes bad breath.

Immune System. Tea drinkers have around 5 times the anti-bacterial proteins called T-cell which are helping the human body to fight against infections.

Tea is calorie-free. Tea itself has no calories unless you choose to add sweeteners or milk, making it a satisfying, low-cal way to wake up and maybe even shed a few pounds.

Tea increases your metabolism. Is a slow metabolic rate keeping you from losing the weight you want? Some studies suggest that green tea may be able to boost your metabolic rate slightly, allowing you to burn an additional 70-80 calories a day. While this may not seem like much, over time it could add up.

Tea helps keep your skin acne-free. The antioxidants in green tea may have an effect on acne, and in some cases have been shown to work as well as a 4% solution of the much more harsh benzoyl peroxide.

Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Coffee usually has two to three times the caffeine of tea (unless you’re a fan of Morning Thunder, which combines caffeine with mate, an herb that acts like caffeine in our body). An eight-ounce cup of coffee contains around 135 mg caffeine; tea contains only 30 to 40 mg per cup. If drinking coffee gives you the jitters, causes indigestion or headaches or interferes with sleep¬†—¬†switch to tea.

Tea can help prevent arthritis. Research suggests that older women who are tea drinkers are 60 percent less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who do not drink tea. The same effect has not been measured in older males, however, but additional studies may prove otherwise.

Tea can help fight the flu. Black tea may bolster your efforts to fight the flu as participants in a study who gargled with a black tea extract solution twice daily where more immune to the flu virus than those who didn’t.

Tea helps fight infection. Tea contains chemicals called alkylamine antigens which act similarly to some tumor cells and bacteria, boosting the body’s immune response. It has even been shown to have an effect on severe infections like sepsis.

Tea may reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Disease. New studies are suggesting that regular tea consumption may help protect the body from developing this neurological disorder.

Tea can prevent food poisoning. Catechin, one of the bitter ingredients found in green tea has been shown to effectively kill the bacteria which cause food poisoning and minimize the effects of the toxins that are produced by those bacteria.

Tea can lead to the inhibition of HIV. New research from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that a substance found in green tea may inhibit the HIV VIRUS from binding and can be a healthy part of a suppression regiment.

Tea may help prevent diabetes. There is some evidence to suggest that green tea helps lower the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes, though future research is needed to confirm the association.

Tea can lower blood sugar. Tea contains catechin and polysaccharides which have been demonstrated to have a noticeable effect on lowering blood sugar.

Tea can prevent iron damage. Those suffering from iron disorders like haemochromatosis may be helped by drinking tea, which contains tannins that limit the amount of iron the body can absorb.

Tea can help with nasal decongestion. If you’ve got a bit of a cold, drinking black tea with lemon may help clear up some of the congestion that’s bothering you. Just make sure your body doesn’t become dependent on the treatment.

Tea can create a calmer but more alert state of mind. Studies have shown that the amino acid L-theanine found in the tea plant alters the attention networks in the brain and can have demonstrable effects on the brain waves. More simply, tea can help you relax and concentrate more fully on tasks.

Tea lowers the chance of having cognitive impairment. Research on Japanese adults who consumed at least 2 cups of Green Tea daily found that those individuals had cut their risk of cognitive impairment by half.

Tea lowers stress hormone levels. Black tea has been shown to reduce the effects of a stressful event. Participants in a study experienced a 20% drop in cortisol, a stress hormone, after drinking 4 cups of tea daily for one month.

Tea eases irritability, headaches, nervous tension and insomnia. Red Tea also known as rooibos, is an herbal tea that originated in Africa. It has been show to have many relaxing effects that help reduce a wide range of irritations and inflammations on the body.

Tea can cause a temporary increase in short term memory. Not feeling on your game today? Try drinking some tea. The caffeine it contains may give you the boost you need to improve your memory, at least for a few hours

So guys…know you what to have and what are the impactsssss it has on you……… Any Tea Company sponsoring my Blog…I am open…Come on guys i have give so much GYAN to people on Tea and this will be Boosting you sales….you need to do it…

Tea is really an amazing drink….

Check below mentioned some of the Saying or Quotes on TEA…

Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.-Ancient Chinese proverb

Tea tempers the spirit, harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens the thought and prevents drowsiness.-Lu Yu, The Classic Art of Tea

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world.-T’ien Yiheng

Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.-Chinese Proverb

Check this up……..

A little cup of friendship
With a bag of tea
When you drink this
Think of love from me.
I wish we could sit down together
And have a cup of tea
But since we can’t
When you have this one
I hope you’ll think of me.

This one is my Fav

I’m A Little Teapot
I’m a little teapot, short and stout
Here is my handle (hand on hip), here is my spout (other arm out straight)
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out!
(as song ends, lean over and tip arm out like a spout)……………enjoyyyyyyyyyy


Motivation is the driving force which causes us to achieve goals…… This is what Wikipedia says…. We all come¬†across¬†this word many times and use this ample times… Now we will talk more about what are all the different types of motivation and what are the factors make people get motivated…….. a very good topic to look at…

Motivation is the process or the way to inspire people to work, it can be ¬†individually or in groups in the ways such as to produce best and optimum results. It is the will to act in the most and possibly the best way… It is the willingness to exert high levels of effort towards organizational goals, conditioned by the efforts and ability to satisfy some individual need…through various means…Motivation is getting somebody to do something because they want to do it and have to do it.

The types of motivation:

Self-Enhancement Motivation

Self-Enhancement motivation is a individual or team believing the task at hand will increase their character, advent or monetary condition and these self-improvements are vastly desirable to them, this will encounter significant motivation to perform even unpleasant parts of the process necessary to reach the goal.

Achievement Motivation

As the name suggest…It is the drive to pursue and attain goals . An individual or a team ¬†with this attitude wishes and always want to achieve objectives and advance up on the ladder of success. Here, accomplishment is important for its own self..not for any rewards

Affiliation Motivation

This is a way drive and relate to people on a very personal and make them attach to the work . Persons with affiliation motivation perform work better when they are complimented for their favorable attitudes and co-operation.

Competence Motivation

It is the drive to be good at something, allowing the individual or a team to perform high quality work. Competence motivated people seek job mastery, take pride in developing and using their problem-solving skills and strive to be creative when confronted with obstacles. They learn from their experience and use their experience to learn more

Power Motivation

It is the drive to influence people and change situations. Power motivated people wish to create an impact on their organization and are willing to take risks to do so.

Attitude Motivation

Attitude motivation is how people think and feel. It is their self confidence, their belief in themselves, their attitude to life. It is how they feel about the future and how they react to the past.

Incentive Motivation

Here is where a person or a team works hard and gets a reward from an activity. It is ‚ÄúYou do this and you get that‚ÄĚ, attitude. It is the types of awards and prizes that drive people to work a little harder.

Fear Motivation

Fear motivation makes a person to act against will. It is instantaneous and gets the job done quickly. It is helpful in the short run…but not in long term…

Hope you all like this….if you feel that i need to do research and write more..do give me your¬†valuable¬†comments and¬†feedbacks….plz note..this work is not entirely mine..

 

A little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a store and dialed a number.
 
The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:
 
Boy : “Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
 
Woman : (at the other end of the phone line) “I already have someone to cut my lawn.”
 
Boy : “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now.”
 
Woman : I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
 
Boy : (with more perseverance) “Lady, I’ll even sweep the floor and the stairs of your house for free.
 
Woman : No, thank you.
 
With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.
 
Store Owner : “Son… I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”
 
Boy : “No thanks,
 
Store Owner : But you were really pleading for one.
 
Boy : No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!”
  
This is called “Self Appraisal”

What say people…..and this amazing post has been shared to me by Mr Gundavaram…..so kudos Gundavaram…….and the Credit should also go to him…..looking for more….

Mentoring–Mentorship

Posted: October 2, 2010 in Knowlede Transfer

Mentor…Mentoring are the words we always here a lot in the corporate world…….so in this post..we shall get some insight on that..i took lots of time to collect data..but worth

Mentoring is not about I give, you take …Mentoring is about effective communication. Mentoring is about speaking your heart out and it is a skill to develop. A¬†mentor¬†may not even know that he is being considered as a¬†mentor…..and a mentor will never ever tell that he is the mentor…To accept some on a mentor..is more¬†emotional.¬†A mentoring relationship can last forever. If people take your experience as a learning opportunity for them, you have already mentored without a formal process. All of us are mentors and all of us are mentees. To teach, you must be willing to learn….

Mentoring is a practice than a theory or a concept…or set of thumb rules… Cannot be ¬†defined properly. Mentoring can be used by organizations to increase their ability to deal with people. If taken Human Resource initiative, it works wonders..and as effectively as it would as a people’s initiative. In today’s corporate world, mentoring is understood as a tool to develop leadership within the organization. It is a process of the senior and more experienced members of an organization guiding and helping the junior and less experienced members in their career and personality development. Mentoring is a process of building mutually beneficial partnership to help develop skills, behaviour and insights to reach the partner’s goals which a¬†mentor¬†has no stake in the outcome of. Mentoring is a relationship where two people involved are always together at power in the learning process. Mentoring is entirely¬†different¬†from training…or Knowledge Transfer….so don,t get confused.

Mentor plays several roles. He is a Coach, a Counsellor, a¬†Well wisher,¬†a Facilitator and a Motivator. And mentor has to respond without giving solutions….this kills the whole idea of mentorship. Mentor¬†doesn’t¬†have to tell people what they have to do as they will never do it. Direction can easily slip into becoming a solution, so as a¬†mentor¬†shouldn’t¬† direct. Mentoring is all about listening with intent. Even dead silence can be used effectively. A¬†mentor¬†can never judge his mentee and a mentee is never wrong especially while sharing emotions. A¬†mentor¬†must encourage mentees to hone their skills at what they are already good at. There is research evidence to say that when you appreciate, productivity goes up…….

Qualities of Mentor...

  • Good Subject Knowldege
  • Willingness to share skills, knowledge, and expertise
  • Ability to Develop Concept
  • Eager to Develop Subordinates
  • Takes a personal interest in the mentoring relationship.
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Values ongoing learning and growth in the field.
  • Provides guidance and constructive feedback.
  • Good Listening Skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Respected by colleagues and employees in all levels of the organization.
  • Maintaining Self-Discipline
  • Motivating or Recharging Subordinates
  • Sets and meets ongoing personal and professional goals.

Hmmmmmm toomuch to handle….will post in coming post more about Mentoring..Mentorship….Etc

Hope you all find good mentor..and be very¬†successful¬†professional….and may you all reach great Professional Heights…

Do¬†remember¬†“Allah Meherban too Gadha Pahelwan