Pearls of Wisdom- 4

Light filtering out of the rain drops on the window
Raindrops or opportunities knocking my window?

Heart is a beautiful pot. Whatever you plant, it grows and bears you flowers and fruits. Now, it depends on you as to what you decide to grow.

You can have best of the cars but it’s of no use if you don’t know your destination. The costliest shoes will not help if you don’t take the first step towards your goal. Costly things don’t matter; your attitude and hard work does.

It’s very easy to CRITISIZE. You will find every second person criticizing something or someone. No talent required. But to CREATE you require talent. Be a CREATOR and not a CRITICIZER.

Some people WAIT for the right time, right opportunity, and the right alignment of stars to START. And their waiting continues as the perfect time never arrives! Every moment is important…and you can begin NOW.

People will hate you when they discover they don’t possess what you have. Let them continue hating you while you continue marching ahead shining with glory.

Life is not a race to be run fast and won. Life is a journey where every halt is to be enjoyed and relished, each weather is to be felt and cherished and lastly, every person you meet on the way is to be accepted with humility and kindness.

In pursuing your dream you will have road blocks which will cause delay. Wait rather than give up because the pain of waiting will be nothing as compared to the pain of regret for giving up.

Thoughts by Anirvan Chakravarty


Pearls of Wisdom-3

A cactus plant
Thorns(Problems) are part of our life…see the beauty in them!

When the time will come to leave, you will have only memories and regrets to take along with you. Ensure your everyday is filled with good memories and no regrets.

Life does give second chance. WRONG! Life gives many chances; only you need to keep your eyes and ears open to identify and explore the opportunities around.

Life doesn’t offer you trials or practice matches to make you ready for the actual event. You need to be prepared all the time to face anything in life.

There is nothing like good time or bad time. Time has been the same as it is now for billions of years. It is we who need to grow and change ourselves to create a better time for us.

We worry too much about the outcome or the chances of Failure. In the process we give up the opportunity to try. When you try, you create chances of Success but when you don’t try, you have already failed.

Q- What you are destined to become? A- What you intend to become. So,the destiny doesn’t make you. You make your destiny!

When you only focus on problems, you will have more problems. When you focus on solutions and possibilities, you will have more opportunities. Don’t decorate your problem; you may not want to get rid of it.


Thoughts by Anirvan Chakravarty

15 Powerful Quotes by Swami Vivekananda

A plant bud with maroon leaves.

“In a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.”

“The greatest sin is to think of yourself as weak.”

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”

“Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvellous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.”

“Learn everything that is good from others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others.”

“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.”

“Each work has to pass through these stages—ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.”

“Whatever you think, you will become; if you think yourself weak, weak you will be. If you think yourself strong, strong you will be.”

“We reap what we sow and that makes us the makers of our own fate.  When the wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it and go forward on their way but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind and remain where they are. Is that the fault of the wind? We make our own destiny.”

“Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.”

“Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better by the changes we make in ourselves.”

“He who struggles is better than he who never attempts.”

“People laugh at me because I am different;
I laugh at people cause the are all the same.”

“It is a very hard thing to understand but you will come to learn in time that nothing in the universe has power over you until you allow it to exercise such a power.”

“Talk to yourself at least once in a day otherwise you may miss meeting with an EXCELLENT person in this world.”

“Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvellous work. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is fear that is the cause of all our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. Therefore, “arise, awake and stop not until the goal is reached.”


Note : Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was an Indian Hindu monk and a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world. He was one of the most influential philosophers and social reformers in his contemporary India and the most successful and influential missionaries of Vedanta to the Western world. Indian Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore had suggested to study the works of Vivekananda to understand India. He also told, in Vivekananda there was nothing negative, but everything positive. To know more about Swami Vivekananda, click here.

Eleven Inspiring Quotes by RUMI

A Woman standing near sea shore with waves touching her feet

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.

It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself.

Don’t make yourself miserable with what is to come or not to come.

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

About RUMI: Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic. He is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects. Born in 1207 AD, he belonged to a family of learned theologians. He made use of everyday life’s circumstances to describe the spiritual world. Rumi’s poems have acquired immense popularity, especially among the Persian speakers of Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan. Numerous poems written by the great poet have been translated to different languages.

Read more about RUMI here.


10 Best Life Quotes

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.    

Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.     

People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone’s reasons in the same box.     

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.   

It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough.

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on! So, you need to move as well! Keep moving in the direction of your dreams and continue your journey with a SMILE irrespective of success or failures.

You have one life; live it FULLY!

Compiled by Anirvan Chakravarty

Beautiful Life Quotes by Ayn Rand

Autumn leaves on the tree

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.

Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.

Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.

If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.

Every man is free to rise as far as he’s able or willing, but the degree to which he thinks determines the degree to which he’ll rise.

Do not let your fire go out. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in the lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your riad and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle.

People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk.

Ayn Rand born as Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum   on February 2 1905 and died on March 6 1982, was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935 and 1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. In 1957, Rand published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own periodicals and releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982.

More on Ayn rand is here.