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Why should greed in any form
be uprooted right away?
Bhagawan lovingly explains to
us today with a lesson from
the epic Mahabharatha.
Duryodhana symbolises one who has wicked
thoughts. His minister was Dushasana.
Dushasana represents one who promulgates
bad laws. The combination of these two led to
the growth of greed. On account of unrestrict-
ed growth of greed (lobha), Kauravas were
totally destroyed. On another occasion Lord
Krishna said, Arjuna means a person whose
heart is pure and immaculate. Lord Krishna
clarified to Arjuna in the battlefield, "Destiny is
all powerful. Justice always wins. Selfishness
will end in ruin. This is the law of the Universe
(Yuga Dharma). He further explained to Arjuna
that greed of Kauravas will cause them ruin."
Kauravas were not prepared to give their right-
ful share to the Pandavas. They wanted to
keep everything to themselves, including what
belongs to others. This selfishness is called
Fill your heart with the light of Love so that the evil
qualities of hate, greed and conceit find no place
therein. - Baba
The Sri Sathya baba Org. of T&T
Green Consciousness - Save the Planet.
Islam teaches that Allah created humans to be guardians
of His creation. In other words, nature does not belong to
us to do with as we wish, but is entrusted by Allah to our
It s really all about perspective. I concen-
trated on focusing past the rain droplets that
beaded off the now fogging up visor of my
helmet, well aware that the narrow smooth
cobblestone streets under me were slippery.
It occurred to me yesterday in the rain, while
on a motorbike in the medieval city of Toledo,
that perhaps my recent concerns about con-
tracting Ebola while travelling had been a bit
There were more immediate dangers at hand
that could, and had to be managed. I laughed
at my hypocrisy.
When I left Washington, DC, it was suffering
from an epidemic of fear; the media had created
a pervasive sense of public alarm that could
be felt in the airport.
Looking around on my flight out, it seemed
that almost everyone was pocketing hand sani-
tiser and secretly hoping they would not be
seated next to a person who had recently been
to affected West African countries.
I will admit that I was relieved to learn that
my neighbour from the flight was from the
Congo and not Liberia.
Now it seems the epidemic has followed me
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They say coaching is as much of
an art as it is a science, but few
great artists share the same
style. It would seem that true
intelligent coaching is the holistic
combination of the left-brained
intellectual method of scientific
formulas with the innovative
right-brained creative and
to Spain, where I have been training this week with
pound-for-pound, probably the fast swimmer ever
and my good friend, Spanish champion Javier Noriega,
who has returned to the sport.
It has become evident that he has returned for all
the right reasons after a break that allowed for a
journey of self-discovery.
This has also been a very convenient opportunity
between flights to sharpen up before heading to Cyprus
next week for a warm-up competition, on the way
to compete in Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore for the
Asian legs of the Fina World Cup.
There are few things more invigorating than a fresh
perspective on things.
The insight and deep understanding based upon
actual experience that are gained from visiting and
training with another experienced professional is price-
Don t ever let yourself be fooled, there really are so
many right ways to do things that it can be confusing.
All too often, perhaps through confirmation bias we
get bogged down and locked into operating within
the confines of our own prejudices and opinions.
I was again reminded of this recently and withheld
quick judgment of my friend s vegan diet, despite the
heavy demands placed on it by his intense training.
It seems to be obviously working for him.
They say coaching is as much of an art as it is a
science, but few great artists share the same style.
You can't thrive if you don't adapt
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