Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Why should you hire anybody?

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When you look for individuals to fill a position in your company, what do you look for?

Is it

  1. attitude 
  2. skill
  3. presence 
?

Attitude includes things like "I am so great and I know so much" or "I am just learning and can pick up well" or "I have done it in the past but now I forgot" or "I know I can do it but I cannot jus tell you how?" or "I am jack of all but master of none or opposite".

Skill is obtained by hard work or its a nature's gift. You have certain gaps and you want to fill those. There are better skilled people out there who can do it for you.

Presence is how you feel in presence of the individual in front of you. Do you feel comfortable or do you feel agitated?

What do you expect the person to tell you when you ask "Why would you like to work for this company?"

Is it something like 
  1. You are the best talents out there and I would like to learn from you.
  2. Your company has the best potential to growth and I would like to be part of it. 
?

In reality why do people join companies? What are the real reasons? Have you wondered about them? Are they something like 
  1. I don't know how to create and run companies therefore I am in front of you.
  2. I just need the pay check at end of month to pay my bills. 
  3. I want to stop thinking between 9 to 5 and be away from the prying eyes. 
If you are filling positions take care of not getting duped.
If you are applying for positions be aware that its not about you but its about them. 

In either case in the end you just need to trust your instincts. And let time tell you about the quality of decisions made.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Judge me not

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Judge I always
from the waking hours
till I hit the bed

From the moments
the eyes open
Sitting along along
cursing oneself

On the streets
catching glimpse of
people besides
forming opinions
of them in mind

When the eyes see
they judge
When the ears hear
they judge
When you taste
they judge

And your mind
keeps judging all the time

tired of my opinions
sick of my judgements
cant they just flow
blow away like winds

But when they stay
envy comes
jealousy blossoms
And time is lost
in frivolous little

there is only
one judge
which is above
and  divine
just let him
do his work
and you do yours

don't waste another moment
judging one and another


What is product?

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A product can have following attributes

  1. solves a primary problem
  2. easy to use
  3. adds value
  4. simplifies living
  5. connects lives 
It need not solve a unique problem. It can solve a problem that has never been defined. More importantly it should connect with the user. 

It is an expression of the creator.  It shows the care taken before presenting it to you. It is a way of communicating that I am trying to help you in ways in which you have not been treated before. A way of connecting with the user.

It is integral to your living but at the same time not addictive. It solves quickly and goes back to hibernate. It does not take away your productivity and hints that you have spent more time than is the norm. 

If there is a value to the user then the creator also benefits monetarily. Its a crime to charge somebody who is trapped and has no way out. A willing user who comes to the product by choice is better. 

It should come to you through friends, it should be discovered to you when you need it, it should be forced into your view when you don't have the need for it. 

It is not the sweat and effort of creator but the process of creation. How and what you felt while it was being created reflects in what it eventually becomes?

What does a product mean to you?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Vibhuti Yoga - 9th chapter of bhagvad geeta

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You have eyes, ears to engage in the world, to benefit the world. If you are only lost in meditation with closed eyes then what is the use of these eyes. They are given to do some karma , तुम्हे कर्त्तव्य करने के लिए आँखें , कान और शरीर दिया जाता है, जिससे तुम कर्त्तव्य करो और कर्म करते करते जब राग द्वेष उठें तो उनको इस्वर मैं समर्पण कर दो।  when you engage in the worldly affairs it is natural for you to get attracted to certain aspects of the work and hate or dislike certain aspects of the work. When these attractions or aversions come then is the time for you to surrender them to me and move on with your work. This is spirituality. यही अध्यात्म हैं।  व्यवहार मैं अध्यात्म आ जाये तो जीवन पूर्ण होने लगता है.

इस्वर को अपना मान लेते हो , उससे संबंद जोड़ लेते हो तो इस्वर भी बुद्धि देने लगता है. कभी कभी रति/भक्ति और ज्ञान एक साथ आते हैं और अधिकतर पहले भक्ति प्रेम आता है और फिर ज्ञान आता है, बुद्धि  आती है.

जब बच्चा जन्म लेता है तब  जानता की माँ क्या है लेकिन फिर भी वह उससे प्रेम करता है. तुम भी पहले जान नहीं सकते हो की इस्वर क्या है लेकिन जब तुम्हे लगने लगता है की वह भी तुम्हारे सुख दुःख के साथी है तब तुम भी उसके करीब जाने लगते हो और वह भी तुम्हे ज्ञान देता है, बुद्धि देता है जिससे वह तुम मैं प्रकट हो सके.

Till the time you consider divine in third person it remains distant from you. It remains cause of all your fear. Even the fear comes out of divine. Even the adversity comes out from the divine. The not so good times are simply there for you to reflect and go deeper into your self. To help you make divine from third person to second person. वह से तुम बनने मैं इस्वर तुम्हारे दुःख का कारन होता है. जिसमें तुम इस्वर देखनें लगते हो वह गुरु होता है , योगी होता है. गुरु मैं इस्वर प्रथम पुरुष मैं होतें हैं, मैं ही इस्वर हूँ. In Guru the divine is in first person and therefore when you are attracted to Guru you automatically start experiencing the presence of the the divine. बिना गुरु के सनिध्ये के इस्वर दर्शन, अनुभूति असंभव है.

So divine is the cause of all the good, bad, character, achievements, failures and your growth. You cannot grow without him. He will never appear if he does not desire to. When your love reaches this state of surrender, this state of offering then divine helps you with some intellect, then divine brings a Guru into your life, then divine allows you to witness him in second person.

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Gurudev +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji is giving commentary on 9th chapter of bhagvad geeta. Its a live webcast over these three days. Today was the first day and the above is what I could gather from it. If you want to get insights into the true treasures of divine (भूति जो सबसे बहुमूल्ये है उसे विभूति कहतें है ) then you should get into the 9th chapter of bhagvad geeta. Your mind runs after some attraction or other , तुम्हारा मन किसी न किसी ऐश्वर्ये के पीछे भागता है लेकिन जब आपको सबसे बहुमूल्ये ऐश्वर्ये मिलता है तब आपको विभूति योग होता है.

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