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Angry Mail may make you ( later ) wail !

Angry Mail may make you wail ! (via My Top Job Engage)
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha And if in Anger you send a mail, surely you will (later ) Wail ! So take… Continue reading Angry Mail may make you ( later ) wail !

Importance of Communication Skills

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Is LinkedIn and FB Getting you Jobs – Give / Get the Facts – Participate in our Survey !

Sometime ago we started a Survey which is STILL on as under :

Title : ‘Effectiveness of Job Ads on “Social Media ” like LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter etc.’
Survey at :
Or Via :

Attached / Hereunder are the Results so far, for your own conclusions :

Exact Field summary for Result
Question : What was the BEST RESULT of your Application(s) ?
Answer Percentage
A Job Offer (Off) 1.75%
An Interview (Int) 8.77%
A Call / E-mail from the Advertiser (Call) 10.53%
NOTHING Happened ! (Noth) 21.05%
Not Relevant since Never Applied to Any Job via any Social Media Site (NR) 57.89%

This is the Response Summary of one question.

HOWEVER, the Responses presently are only around 60 odd . Even NO response is a Response I suppose, but I want to make this a GENUINE Survey !!

So please, please DO participate – it will take less than two minutes ” Momofuku ” time ! Ha Ha

Once the Survey finishes, people who leave their E-mail Addresses will be sent a Comprehensive Report, spliced/diced in many MORE ways .Feeling Good

So please DO participate via the links provided above. ALSO please share this post / Forward the attached PDF File ( has a nice pie chart too of the results so far 🙂 to all your friends so that they may put their views as well. Thank you !


Morning Determinations !

Waking up this morning, I smile.
Twenty-four brand-new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully each moment
and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion..

Thich Nhat Hanh ( From Peace is Every Breath )

What a nice determination to make every morning !

Thích Nhất Hạnh born October 11, 1926 is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He lives in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France,traveling internationally to give retreats and talks. He coined the term “Engaged Buddhism” in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire.

A long-term exile, he was given permission to make his first return trip to Vietnam in 2005.

Nhất Hạnh has published more than 100 books, including more than 40 in English. Nhat Hanh is active in the peace movement, promoting non-violent solutions to conflict.

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The Prophecy

“When the teachings of the Buddha truly become obscured and lost, then people will all let their beards, hair, and fingernails grow long, and the laws of the world will be forgotten and ignored. At that time, loud noises will sound in the air, and the earth will shake; everything in the world will begin to move as though it were a waterwheel. City walls will split and tumble, and all houses and dwellings will collapse. Roots, branches, leaves, petals, and fruits will lose their medicinal properties. With the exception of the heavens of purity, all the regions of the world of desire will become deprived of the seven flavors and the three kinds of vitality, until not a trace of them remains any more. All the good discourses that lead people to emancipation will at this time disappear. The flowers and fruits that grow in the earth will become few and will lose their flavor and sweetness. The wells, springs, and ponds will all go dry, the land everywhere will turn brackish and will crack open and warp into hillocks and gullies. All the mountains will be swept by fire, and the heavenly beings and dragons will no longer send down rain. The seedlings of the crops will all wither and die, all the living plants will perish, and even the weeds will cease to grow any more. Dust will rain down until all is darkness and the sun and moon no longer shed their light.

“All the four directions will be afflicted by drought, and evil omens will appear again and again. The ten evil acts will increase greatly, particularly greed, anger, and foolishness, and people will think no more of their fathers and mothers than does the roe deer. Living beings will decline in numbers, in longevity, physical strength, dignity, and enjoyment. They will become estranged from the delights of the human and heavenly realms, and all will fall into the paths of evil. The wicked rulers and monks who perform these ten evil acts will curse and destroy my correct teaching and make it difficult for those in the human and heavenly realms to stay there. At that time the benevolent deities and heavenly kings, who would ordinarily take pity on living beings, will abandon this impure and evil nation, and all will make their way to other regions.”

( From the Great Collection Sutra – as quoted in ” On Establishing the Correct Teaching by Nichiren Daishonin )

Is the Time Here ? And is there a way out ?

Is Faith a Gift or an Act ?

For some faith comes naturally. For others it has to be deliberately acquired – delivered by despair, perhaps…

What about you ?

My friend Jug ( he doesn’t know it, yet :- ) ) tries to put it well. .. excerpted from :


So why seek this elusive faith that you don’t believe in, that you don’t have faith in, in the first place?

You only seek faith when in desperation you are driven to faith by the opposite of faith, which is despair. Despair is like a bad attack of spiritual sciatica, an unbearably painful condition brought on by an overwhelming sense that not just your particular life, or human life in general, but the working of the universe itself is totally devoid of meaning. Despair can be caused by any number of factors: the devastating loss of a loved one, the post-traumatic stress of a life-threatening experience.

For most, faith is not a gift, it is an act. An act of will, an act of choice to overcome despair. Act as if you have faith – try meditation techniques, participate in bhajans, or other spiritual or religious rituals and disciplines – and hope that faith will follow. Pascal called spiritual faith a gamble, a wager, in which if you lost you lost nothing, because you had nothing to begin with, but if you won, you won infinite riches. So try the gamble. Because – as with homeopathy – what have you got to lose? Nothing but the anguish of despair.

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Does Failure Liberate ?

“Rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

J. K. Rowling

Seven years after graduating from university, Rowling saw herself as “the biggest failure I knew.” Her marriage had failed, she was jobless with a dependent child, but she described her failure as liberating:

” Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

– J. K. Rowling, “The fringe benefits of failure”, 2008.

And Now :

  • In 2004, Forbes named Rowling as the first person to become a U.S.-dollar billionaire by writing books, the second-richest female entertainer and the 1,062nd richest person in the world.
  • In February 2013 she was assessed as the 13th most powerful woman in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.

Any lessons there ? DO share !

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