On will power

  • Unavoidable are the hardships and misfortunes, trials and tribulations, sorrows and sufferings in life. To endure and to bear them patiently and bravely is to conquer them.
  • Develop the courage to act according to your convictions, to speak what is true and to do what is right.
  • Man has the spark of divinity within him, and he can elevate himself to the greatest height of moral superiority.

B.S. Surti, Thus Spake Zarathushtra

As a leader you have to not only…

As a leader, you have to not only do the right thing, but be perceived to be doing the right thing.

A consequence of seeking a leadership position is being put under intense public scrutiny, being held to high standards, and enhancing a reputation that is constantly under threat.

—Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward (Firing Back)

Usha Vandanam : Salutation of the dawn


Salutation of the dawn

अद्य भावय सुदिनम्!
Look to this Day!
जीवभूतः काल एषः । प्राणस्य प्राणः ।
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
अस्मिन् स्वल्पकाले सत्यमये तव सतः सत्यं तिष्ठति
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of your Existence;
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
सौन्दर्यशोभया ।
The Splendor of Beauty;
ह्यस्तु स्वप्नः ।
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
श्वस्तु आभासः ।
And Tomorrow is only a Vision;
कर्मकुशलतया आचरिते अद्य
But Today well lived makes every
गतदिनानि आनन्दस्वप्नमयानि भवन्ति ।
Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, and every
भाविदिनानि आशाप्रभया ज्वलन्ति ।
Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
अतः सुदिनं अद्य सम्यक् भावय!
Look well therefore to this Day!
एषा उषाभिवन्दना!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn.