Leader's Mantra
Every Change Begins With You

By: prabin raj | February 03, 2017


A rich man said to his friend, "Why is everyone always criticizing me for being miserly. Everyone knows that I have made provision to leave everything I have to charity when I die?" "Well," said the friend, “Let me tell you a story about a pig and a cow.

A pig was complaining one day to a cow about how unpopular the pig was. "People are always talking about your gentleness and your kindness, you give milk and cream, but I give even more”, said the pig. It continued, “I give bacon and ham. I give bristles and they even pickle my feet! Still no one likes me; I'm just a pig. Why is this?" The cow thought for a minute, and then said, "Well, maybe it's because I give while I'm still living”.

 

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By: prabin raj | September 18, 2016

A martial arts student approached his teacher with a question. "I'd like to improve my knowledge of the martial arts. In addition to learning from you, I'd like to study with another teacher in order to learn another style. What do you think of this idea?" the master answered, "The hunter who chases two rabbits catches neither one."

 -Zen Stories To Tell Your Neighbours


The magic of doing one thing at a time can change you into a Master. Our minds behave like monkeys jumping branches after branches. Your mind is your instrument; learn to be its master and not its slave. 


Harvard business review holds that people in fact spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time and burn down all energy. Techn...

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By: prabin raj | September 12, 2016

While a group of frogs were travelling through the woods two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit and told to two frogs that they were as good as dead since the pit was very deep. But they tried to jump up out with all their might. Finally, one of the two took heed to what other frogs were saying and gave up. She fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as she could. She began jumping even harder and finally made it out. When she got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog told them that “it thought they were encouraging her to jump out of the pit the entire time”, the frog was deaf.

 

People criticized me so I changed. They still criticized so I changed...

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By: prabin raj | September 12, 2016

Rupali is in charge of ACT’s project Shivan, an incubator that helps women tailor garment in bulk. Here, women are given orders from government or private factories for different types of garments. In Shivan, she directly mentors five other women to become entrepreneurs like her. With a flicker of satisfaction she says “the main purpose of my life is to give my children a good education”.


Her life was not all four years ago. Her entire life revolved around her family; completing her daily tasks, sending daughters to school and taking care of her in-laws. Rupali picked up tailoring at a very young age. Although she was ambitious she never got a platform to express her talents. In her family, a woman stepping out of the four walls to earn a ...

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By: prabin raj | September 12, 2016

“Everyone talks about the importance of face value”, said a lady with proper english. She had acid scars on her face and was selling balloons on a Diwali day in 2015. A boy in her neighborhood threw acid on her face and husband abandoned her with two kids after that. She was working as a security in-charge but they removed her after the incident. The lady’s inner cry moved the young 32 year old Akash Bhardwaj. So he decided to provide better employment opportunities people like her.


Akash owns a Khass agency in New Delhi which organizes domestic and international tours for corporate organizations, schools and colleges, industrial tours, family trips etc. Today his travel agency has six women employees all of them are visually impaired. He...

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By: prabin raj | September 12, 2016

Once two monks were washing their bowls in a river and noticed a scorpion drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up. In the process he was stung by the scorpion and it fell in the river. The monk once more saved the scorpion and it stung him again. The other monk who was watching this all asked him, "Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know it's nature is to sting?" The monk replied, "Because to save it is my nature”

                                                                                                               - A Zen Story

“Human being is the only creature who refuses to be what he is”. Wherever you go, whoever you meet, and whatever you do, give love and appreciation, because that...

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By: prabin raj | September 11, 2016

A young man was at the end of his training and soon he would be a teacher. Like all good pupils, he needed to challenge his teacher. So he caught a bird, placed it on a hand and went to see his teacher.


The young man’s plan was that if his teacher said “dead”, he would open his hand and the bird would fly away. If the teacher said “‘alive” he would crush the bird between his fingers. This way the teacher would be wronged.


The young man asked, “Teacher is this bird alive or dead?” “My dear student that depends on you”, teacher replied.     

 - A Zen Story

You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. Everything in your life is a reflection of choices you have made, if you want different results start making di...

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