Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Quotes

Jai Guru Deva

Worlds 8 superb sentences
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Shakespeare :
Never play with the feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time.
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Napoleon.
The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, But because of the silence of good people!
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Einstein :
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me It's because of them I did it myself.
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Abraham Lincoln :
If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.
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Shakespeare :
Laughing faces do not mean that there is absence of sorrow! But it means that they have the ability to deal with it.
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William Arthur : 
Opportunities are like sunrises, if you wait too long you can miss them.
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Hitler : 
When you are in the light, Everything follows you, But when you enter into the dark, Even your own shadow doesn't follow you.
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Shakespeare : 
Coin always makes sound but the currency notes are always silent. So when your value increases
keep quiet ...!


Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu
-Karthik

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Home Alone 2 :))

Jai Guru Deva

I dont know when was the last time I had stayed alone in my home probably before 2010. Because after that there was always someone with me at my home, firstly my friends and then after marriage, my wife. Staying alone has its own set of advantages and setbacks. The biggest advantage i always found was the liberty, opportunity and possibility to read a book. Not everyday that one have all the above mentioned ingredients. Right now, I'm keenly waiting to read the book written by my co-blogger Bulusu Subrahmanyam garu. Being an ardent fan of him its always a pleasure reading his writings. Healthy humor is a rare find these days.



Other things that I wanted to do are my silence courses. My body needs physical/mental/emotional rest and silence is the best thing to get all these. My fascination towards silence has only increased as I face more and more challenges in my everyday life. I had just shifted my house and yet to set up in the new place. Believe me, house shifting is by far the most tiresome experience for me and I did that twice in the last six months. Apart from advance course I wanted to do my blessing course. YES! I want to be a blesser and I want the rest of my life in that path. Being a blesser is not a joke as it mandates a lot of sadhana and life style changes, yet I want to be that. Because thats perhaps the best way I can contribute to people around me. In the recent past there were several instances when I wished I am a blesser. Even last fortnight when I gave blood to someone, only I know how much I wanted to bless that boy. After all I have seen several miracles happening through blessing. On a personal front, I want my smile back and probably silence course will do that for me. Not sure when was the last time I had smiled 50+ times in my day. I am confident that I can  re-invent such days.

In 2014, I had not taken any leave of more than 2days. It was the same case in 2013 and its getting repeated again. phew!! Work pressure is not new for me, but this is crazy.  I lead four major projects and one of them is taking a toll on my life. Its not pressure its BURDEN! its like fighting a war knowing that you are going to lose and yet giving your best as you cant turn away from the battle. :(( Over the weekend, when I met my sister she said I became black. I replied that its because I probably lost my glow with too much of this non sense burden. Actually this is the year when I became a Program Manager and it is supposedly a better year. As of now, I cant say how much of better this year is. Probably year end would be a correct time to review.

Sarvejana Sukhinohavantu,
-Karthik

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Orkut Testimonials!!

Jai Guru Deva,

wanted to use this post to preserve the testimonials i got in orkut. Feeling nostalgic with the good old days! thanks everyone for your kind words.. I am blessed to ahve friends like you!

Ashok Kumar Burra Sep 28, 2006
One of the best individuals i ever met in my life. We can find in him, all the good characters which one can expect in anyone. An inspiration for me too, in some areas.

Abhineet Mishra Sep 3, 2006
Its has only been a year to know karthik, but this is more than enough for a gem to be esteemed* To put in one line "simply pure at heart" * Both intelligent & industrious at the same time* The way he moulded himself into hostel culture is terrific* Though he calls me H***** all the times, I know he never means it* Extremely helpful by nature* Very Down to earth, a rare quality found now a days* Wishing best of luck for his bright career*



Anonymous
Jun 22, 2006
Cant describe in few words..... All the good qualities one can expect in a man. Selfless, positive and ........

Krishna Mohan Gurajada Apr 24, 2006
The person who studies for 22 hours a day and sleeps for 2 hrs..just because he shd not sleep in the next day's class..real hardworking and intelligent guy
Sarvejana Sukhninobhavantu


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jai Ho Israel!

Jai Guru Deva!

I hereby extend my whole hearted support to Israel which is once again fighting a battle of its survival.


Sunday, June 08, 2014

Hope for the best..

Jai Guru Deva!

I request everybody to pray for those 24 students who went missing at a river in Himachal.. What a tragedy! 24 engineering students getting washed away.. unthinkable pain to parents and family.. nothing on this planet can console the parents. very very painful!



Not just this, yesterday evening seems to be very bad. This students missing in Himachal, Terrorist attack on Karachi Airport and I had just heard some other news on a personal front..

May God bless all!

Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik

Six years to Doom's day!!!

Jai Guru Deva!

It has been six years since the most unthinkable of my life happened.  I call it doomsday because it's the only time of my life I thought of burying myself in the graveyard which was my neighbor then. Its perhaps the most painful moment of my life but I don't have any regrets as to the way I behaved. As I said before I would behave the same way as I did before. For me, my principles stand way higher than anything else in my life. Because thats the only thing I had received from my parents. the moment I move away from my principles I am more dead than alive.

This episode of my life was the darkest period so far. But as a person I learnt enormous amount.  Now if I see people playing with others I don't feel disturbed because everyone has a right to live the way they please. If others gave an option for them to play with its their fault too. After all nobody promised a fair treatment on this good earth. Also what I learnt is to become emotionally independent. Several people made a fool out of me after 2008 but they miserably failed to hurt me because I crossed the barriers of pain and suffering.  I just chose to be insulated, so be it!

I might sound repeatedly accusatory but don't hold any anget against anyone alive or dead. Since I sta rted doing my spiritual practices I gradually understood thr fact that if not them someone else would have done that to me. Perhaps God wants me to go through the furnace and come out stronger. Also,  that episode gave someone as great as Shushmakka to me. As I said before she is the strongest lady I ever saw and till date stands as an inspiration to me. How can I forget the time had spent during those days of despair and self doubt. For several carnations of mine, I would remain indebted to my sis!


let me finish this blog with a saying from Guruji, "physical psin is inevitable mental pain of is optional,  emotional pain is unnecessary".

Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-karthik

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Vancouver Visit - Prelogue

Jai Guru Deva,

Little more than a month ago that I came to know that someone thinks my contribution is needed for a high visibility and critical project. However, I am not sure how they know about me. Apparently somebody pictured me as an incarnation of Hercules. I had readily accepted the offer to work in that project because that would get me out of my comfort zone. This is not the domain that I ever worked and that means a lot of opportunity to get the hands dirty and learn business first hand. I seldom let such things unattended. With that I ended up in this high critical project and started attending the weekly working sessions. Soon I found that there is an opportunity to travel and my travel got approval before I prepared to travel. The place of visit is Vancouver in the state of Washington. As always I'm not very interested to travel, my experience tells me that these kind of short term trips doesnt give the ROI it should give. Because there are non work things like jet lag, food, stay, family etc. It will take a while by the time people are fully ready to contribute and by then the date of return journey would have come :)) Still I wanted to travel because it means significant amount of money which I cant forego. The only reason I do an international travel is because my company sponsors it and it is financially beneficial to me. Period!

This is much smoother than my first visit because I already have my Visa to US and all I need is the two week gap to book my tickets. Perhaps to make my life more eventful, I had loads of work in the days leading upto this travel and had to clear a lot of things. Then, there was a journey that I had planned to my family God's temple. Which effectively means that I dont have time to relax myself. Every weekend is blocked for something or the other. I ran out of books and didnt get a chance to browse the new books and order few. what a pity! Right now I am desperately looking for something in life and that is relaxation; both physiological and psychological. I was so tired that I didnt check my luggage fully, just asked my wife to pack whatever she pleases.All said and done, I boarded the plane to Dubai and from there started my odyssey for next 33hours. as I write this my back is still paining  and I am sleeping and eating at unconventional hours. It is 5AM here and I am feeling terribly hungry. Perhaps, it will be a while before my biological clock gets adjusted to the new time zone. 

I have read strange things in books but stranger things have happened in my life. I was calmly roaming around in the Dubai airport and window shopping some of the clothes there when suddenly some one called me in Telugu. It was an elderly woman who had lost her way to the terminal that she needs to go. Seems she had come along with her neighbors hoping that she can follow them to the terminals and reach SFO along with them. Strange thing is that the neighbors got down of the Dubai plane and didnt bother to wait for her. Stranger thing is that she had found me and immediately identified I am from Andhra Pradesh!! This is not the first time some one talks with me Telugu the moment they see my face. I remember once I asked some address in Hindi to the other person in Bangalore and he responded to me in Telugu. I was wearing a helmet then. Perhaps, it is written on my face that I hail from AP :))

The journey from Dubai to Seattle is equally eventful. The cabin crew gave me a pizza and I started reading the contents and she said "Its purely vegetarian" as if she is slapping on my face :)) I have the habit of reading the contents before I eat anything. Being a strict advocate of vegetarianism I think i should do that more than often. There is another interesting thing. I was asleep for few hours in the journey of 15hrs and when I woke up i realized my plane was near to Russia.For a moment I thought, "Did I get on to the correct plane?" but it seems I did. The fact is for some reason the Emirates planes from Dubai goes towards North Russia, Greenland, Alaska and Canada before reaching Seattle/SFO. I'm not sure about the reason.

Completing the long journey I had landed in Seattle and thats really beautiful. I am very much impressed with that city. Half of the city seems to be in ocean and the airport is even good. I would say Seattle airport is better than SFO's. I liked a lot of things about this airport but the best of them is to having a train to go from one part of the airport to other. I was a little confused if I am going out of the airport. But thankfully I went to the other terminal where I had to take my connecting plane to Portland. The only thing that irritated me is th waiting time for immigration. Had to stand in queue for more than 2hrs to get that cleared. The journey for Portland from Seattle is 35mins and I had spent 7hrs in transit. Its bad weather no bad time perhaps! 


....More to Follow!!


Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu,
-Karthik