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Paramacharya Maha Swamigal 
JagadGuru Shri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati
  1. One of our duties as human beings is to avail ourselves of every opportunity to do good to others. The poor can serve others by their loyal work to the country and the rich by their wealth to help the poor. Those who are influential can use their influence to better the condition of the lowly. That way we can keep alive in our hearts a sense of social service
  2. Man by himself cannot create even a blade of grass. We will be guilty of gross ingratitude if we do not offer first to God what we eat or wear - only the best and choicest should be offered to Him.
  3. Life without love is a waste. Everyone should cultivate "Prema" or love towards all human beings, bird and beast.
  4. Wealth amassed by a person whose heart is closed to charity, is generally dissipated by the inheritors: but the family of philanthropists will always be blessed with happiness.
  5. A person who has done a meritorious deed will lose the resulting merit if he listens to the praise of others or himself boasts of his deeds.
  6. It will do not good to grieve over what has happened. If we learn to discriminate between good and evil, that will guard us from falling into the evil again.
  7. We should utilise to good purpose, the days of our life-time. We should engage ourselves in acts which will contribute to the welfare of others rather than to our selfish desires.
  8. We should perform duties that have been prescribed for our daily life and also be filled with devotion to God.
  9. One attains one's goal by performance of one's duties.
  10. Jnana is the only solvent of our troubles and sufferings.
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What is real  personality

 The need of the hour is to develop personality based on character and not on achievements in life. Real personality, Which is based on character, is remembered by the world through eternity. The number of such people, though small, can shape the destiny of mankind. Their names remain imprinted in the hearts of millions of people forever.

 Personality Development

  There is deep interest for personality development, Specially among the youth. There are in a hurry and expect instant change in the personality. In fact, they do not understand  the difference between  ‘change’ and ‘development’. It is quite possible to change ‘one’s personality overnight. The beauty   parlours, hair dressing, ready –made garments, cosmetics and high-heeled shoes can do this magic, Which is only a temporary change, and does  not help in developing the real personality. It is not advisable to resort  to such  cheep methods, Wasting time, money, and energy.


        There are 4 dimensions of the human personality  i.e  physical, mental,  Intellectual, and Spiritual. A harmonious growth of all these aspects  constitute the real personality. One must  strive for sound health, strong mind, pure intellect, and spiritual growth simultaneously

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During an interview once with USA talk show host Larry King he asked Bill Gates, the President and founder of Microsoft for his views on creating success.

Bill Gates said that in his opinion there were three major factors.

Now I don't know about you, but if Bill Gates is offering advice on success, I take notes! He's done rather well, don't you think?

Here is what Bill Gates had to say.

1. Vision

All successful people have vision. They have the ability the "see" clearly what they want before it exits.

I'd have to agree with Mr Gates on that one. All of the successful people I have known and studied have had that ability. Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds had a vision of what McDonalds could be. He saw McDonalds as an international franchise operation dominating the world of fast food. He had that vision when he first met the McDonald brothers in their little outlet in San Bernadino, in Southern California. The McDonald brothers knew he was crazy right away. They just couldn't see it! They had actually tried franchising and failed. If Kroc was stupid enough to try again where they had failed, sure they would go along with him, and he could have a percentage of the new company. That percentage was eventually worth billions to Ray Kroc, who was not at all surprised when McDonalds succeeded on a scale that astounded the McDonald brothers.

Bill Gates could "see" that the future of computers was in the software, not in the hardware. Bear in mind that he "saw" this at a time when IBM dominated the world of computers with computers the size houses and where an apple was something that grew on a tree.

In the 1950's Walt Disney "saw" a place called "Disneyland" where people would come from all over the world to play. He saw this in a world where amusement parks were tacky places staffed by scruffy carnival people. Even worse, he saw it being located out in the boon docks of Los Angeles in a place called Anaheim where those apples I mentioned before grew in orchards. The bankers Walt approached just couldn't see it!! At the time the project was laughingly referred to as "Disney's folly", but Walt did it anyway. I bet you've either been there, know someone who has been there, or intend to go there or to one of the other Disney Parks around the world.

So what's your vision? Once you a clear on what you want you're half way there.

2. Being in the right place at the right time

Bill Gates suggested that some of success is luck. Just being in the right place at the right time.

While I agree with Mr Gates that being in the right place at the right time is important, recognising that you are in the right place, and that the right time is NOW, comes from having a clear vision of what you really want in life. If you know what you want, then you'll recognise every opportunity that comes along that fits with your vision, and you'll be able to grab these opportunities with both hands.

Bill gates didn't invent DOS, someone else did. However Bill Gates had the vision that the creator of DOS did not have. He recognised that he was in the right place at the right time with IBM and acquired DOS. The rest is history.

Is your vision so clear that you recognise when you are in the right place at the right time?

3. Take massive immediate action

During our lifetime, I suspect that we are all presented with thousands of good ideas and wonderful opportunities that could make us wealthy and allow us to fulfil our dreams. The problem is that most people even when they recognise that they have a good idea, do nothing with it.

As one of the founders of the National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA) 14 years ago, I'm sometimes asked if I'm concerned that I'm actually helping create competitors for myself, every time I speak at an NSAA Conference or Seminar. On these occasions I willingly share my knowledge and experience with people new to the speaking and training profession. I tell them what I've learned over the last 30 years and share ideas on how they can become professional speakers.

Frankly I'm not concerned at all about creating competitors, and I say this for two reasons. Reason number one is that I know that very few people will actually take action on the ideas I share. Not because they don't see the value in the ideas, but simply because that's human nature. They'll talk about doing something. They'll plan to do something. But they won't actually do anything. If they do, they'll only try it a time or two and if they haven't achieved overnight success then they'll stop doing it.

The second reason I don't mind sharing my knowledge, is that I know that the serious people, the ones with vision who will take action, will not be interested in becoming Wayne Berry clones. They already have their own vision on what they want to become and achieve, and they'll do it too. They'll add real value in their own right in the marketplace.

Every year I share ideas on selling and negotiating techniques with tens of thousands of sales people, but sadly only a small percentage will have the vision and the persistence to follow through and use these ideas on an on-going basis. Those who do, become enormously successful and send me emails and faxes which I really enjoy receiving.

The real key to success is to find a good idea and take IMMEDIATE and MASSIVE action. You'll note that there are two factors here, IMMEDIATE and MASSIVE.

My experience is that if we don't act on a good idea within 24 hours, we are less than 50% likely to ever act on it. If we haven't acted on it inside of 7 days, then we are less than 2% likely to ever act on it.

My advice is when you find a good idea act on it right away. That way you'll find out quicker if it's a good idea or not.

The other key is to take MASSIVE action. The average person will try a new idea once or twice and if they don't get an immediate result. They give up.

When I was in Washington DC last, I visited the Smithsonian Institution and saw some of Edison's failed experiments as he worked to perfect theincandescent light bulb. The problem was in the filament. They all burned out after a short time. Edison took massive action on the challenge and after thousands of failed attempts, he finally solved the problem. The solution made him a fortune.
How is your MASSIVE "persistence" factor when you are trying out a new idea?

There is no such thing as try. You either do it or you don't! Edison simply decided to do it, no matter what it took. Do you?

So there you have it. Bill Gates three keys to success.

Bill Gates – A story of Success

William H. Gates is chairperson and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing.

Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in a family having rich business, political and community service background. His great-grandfather was a state legislator and a mayor, his grandfather was vice president of national bank and his father was a lawyer.

Bill strongly believes in hard work. He believes that if you are intelligent and know how to apply your intelligence, you can achieve anything. From childhood Bill was ambitious, intelligent and competitive. These qualities helped him to attain top position in the profession he chose. In school, he had an excellent record in mathematics and science. Still he was getting very bored in school and his parents knew it, so they always tried to feed him with more information to keep him busy. Bill’s parents came to know their son's intelligence and decided to enroll him in a private school, known for its intense academic environment. It was a very important decision in Bill Gate's life where he was first introduced to a computer. Bill Gates and his friends were very much interested in computer and formed "Programmers Group" in late 1968. Being in this group, they found a new way to apply their computer skill in university of Washington. In the next year, they got their first opportunity in Information Sciences Inc. in which they were selected as programmers. ISI (Information Sciences Inc.) agreed to give them royalties whenever it made money from any of the group’s program. As a result of the business deal signed with Information Sciences Inc., the group also became a legal business.

Bill Gates and his close friend Allen started new company of their own, Traf-O-Data. They developed a small computer to measure traffic flow. From this project they earned around $20,000. The era of Traf-O-Data came to an end when Gates left the college. In 1973, he left home for Harvard University. He didn’t know what to do, so he enrolled his name for pre-law. He took the standard freshman courses with the exception of signing up for one of Harvard's toughest mathematics courses. He did well over there, but he couldn’t find it interesting too. He spent many long nights in front of the school's computer and the next day asleep in class. After leaving school, he almost lost himself from the world of computers. Gates and his friend Paul Allen remained in close contact even though they were away from school. They would often discuss new ideas for future projects and the possibility of starting a business one fine day. At the end of Bill's first year, Allen came close to him so that they could follow some of their ideas. That summer they got job in Honeywell. Allen kept on pushing Bill for opening a new software company.

Within a year, Bill Gates dropped out from Harvard. Then he formed Microsoft. Microsoft's vision is "A computer on every desk and Microsoft software on every computer". Bill is a visionary person and works very hard to achieve his vision. His belief in high intelligence and hard work has put him where he is today. He does not believe in mere luck or God’s grace, but just hard work and competitiveness. Bill’s Microsoft is good competition for other software companies and he will continue to stomp out the competition until he dies. He likes to play the game of Risk and the game of world domination. His beliefs are so powerful, which have helped him increase his wealth and his monopoly in the industry. 
Bill Gates is not a greedy person. In fact, he is quite giving person when it comes to computers, internet and any kind of funding. Some years back, he visited Chicago's Einstein Elementary School and announced grants benefiting Chicago's schools and museums where he donated a total of $110,000, a bunch of computers, and provided internet connectivity to number of schools. Secondly, Bill Gates donated 38 million dollars for the building of a computer institute at Stanford University. Gates plans to give away 95% of all his earnings when he is old and gray.



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