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Being Simple - Life is a Memoire

Sai Bhaskar N. Reddy

Open Knowledge © 2018 Sai Bhaskar N. Reddy

This book and all the content in this book is declared as ‘Open Knowledge’ by the Author, anyone can use the content as it is, or modify and use it, with or without acknowledgement.



BEING SIMPLE - LIFE IS A MEMOIRE


1. 'I' represents in a body from the subtlest cell to the whole body, through mind and soul.

2. A child immediately after birth responds to change in environment by crying. Whereas learned people are rarely sensitive to the environmental changes.

3. A conscious person can create a better world than a self-conscious person.

4. A doctor need not have a greater lifespan, as believed.

5. A friend is a friend beyond reasons, or else friendships would be classified.

6. A generalist lives many lives as compared to a specialist.

7. A great leader brings consensus among people rather concludes.

8. A great PhD often has only one-percentage of original thought.

9. A kid playing marbles on the ground mostly in a squatted position is like a monkey jumping from one place to another, it is good for the growth and health of the kid.

10. A leader is not a leader, true leaders contributions are rarely recognised

11. A leader is not a vacuum cleaner to suck the power of everyone around and create hype as the most powerful leader.

12. A leader is one who also shows direction.

13. A leader organises the chaos

14. A leader should address the spark, instead of letting an issue grow into a raging fire.

15. A leader should be visionary and aspire to bring change.

16. A leader should show leadership consistently and address the challenges in the areas of common interest.

17. A leader takes care of the people's welfare and security.

18. A leader who works on the strength of others can only create great leaders.

19. A leader who works on the weakness of others can only create disciples.

20. A mighty lion need not be as intelligent as a fox

21. A person cleans a relatively clean area and rarely reaches the corners and places underneath the objects.

22. A person having too much wealth is sometimes neither happy nor secure.

23. A person is more conscious through a combination of means such as, being aware, sensitive, knowledgeable and having experience, understanding and wisdom

24. A person sleeping on a bed is in a subconscious state, at the same time also conscious of the space, so very rarely falls

25. A person who stops speaking to people is like a dead body, creates a gloomy atmosphere around.

26. A real leader is ‘God’, the one who empowers everyone.

27. A suffering person is more compassionate than a content person.

28. Abuse is a statement which contradicts who am I?

29. Aiming best need not stop someone from doing good.

30. All life has equal rights over the earth

31. All other life on earth has more freedom than the humans.

32. Almost no animal sees a mirror in its life, but they all look beautiful.

33. Although principles and laws are universal, in space and time adaptations are necessary, that is the reason, there is a diversity of species and practices on the Earth.

34. An ant is never seen sleeping under a tree, in spite of securing its food.

35. Animals and plants are more conscious of their environment except for the human beings.

36. Animals have rarely seen their faces, but they understand their beauty through community response.

37. Anything not shared is like a drama without the audience.

38. Appearance is easy, instead of achieving the real qualifications and qualities.

39. Appreciate, understand and live with the Earth.

40. Are you interested in buying a piece of land? No, I consider the whole earth belongs to me.

41. As an aspect of GEO Spirit try to understand why the earth has provided us everything, to celebrate another day.

42. Bad is discussed more and shared than good.

43. Bad situation is an opportunity to do good.

44. Before and after nothing, there is something in between, that is life.

45. Before planting a sapling, strive for conservation and protection of trees.

46. Being awake and knowing oneself is meditation.

47. Being conscious and striving towards super-consciousness is the ultimate path for great leaders.

48. Being in 'Human Being' is sensitivity and practice.

49. Being in a polluted environment, one cannot expect fresh air.

50. Being in the right place at the right time is more important, only then the knowledge, skills, and experience have some value.

51. Being present and curious is the way of life.

52. Being present gives peace and rest to mind and body.

53. Being sensitive consistently would lead to vision, knowledge acquisition, and action.

54. Between the two extremes of good and evil humans exist.

55. Bias and delay are the two means for a corrupt person.

56. Bigger the vision, greater the leader.

57. Blue planet is turning into a brown planet, due to all kinds of pollution.

58. Body is the manifestation of the universal energy.

59. Business means, sharing the benefits by all stakeholders.

60. Career graph could be non-linear too.

61. Cattle walking in a field rarely trample the young saplings, they eat, rather damage and waste. Human beings are less sensitive and responsible towards the resources that they are dependent upon.

62. Change a situation or change yourself, that is change by all means.

63. Comment is better than liking, Loving is better than a comment.

64. Commitment is more important than sincerity.

65. Copying in exams is cheating, life is about mostly copying.

66. Corruption had been a lubricant for the free flow of things for a supporter of crime.

67. Curiosity diminishes with age.

68. Death is a source of new life.

69. Decisions are difficult to make, in this world of information, knowledge and communication revolution.

70. Diversity within human species is because of equal opportunities.

71. Doctors rarely ask about the cause and source for sickness; they only diagnose the present condition.

72. Doctors treat the bodies the "effect" rather the mind that is the "cause."

73. Doing nothing or doing something both are painful to some people.

74. Don't be the cause of desire for others, because desire is the cause of sorrow for them.

75. Don't blame the source, when the process is wrong.

76. Don't let someone wait for you; it is like taking away that much time from one's life.

77. Don't lose respect for self-respect.

78. Don't see what is shown, see what you want.

79. Dream big, start big; in the journey, smaller things are always achievable.

80. Each shell has a story; they are from the same school, but so diverse and beautiful.

81. Early impressions in life last longer.

82. Earth is the mother and Sun is the father, without them, there would not have been life.

83. Earth will not be rich if one earns.

84. easy to get a politician but challenging to get the time of an intellectual

85. Education most often helps one to find a job; real life starts after completing the education.

86. Education should bring humbleness and simplicity, instead of making people complicated and exclusive.

87. Enjoying the death of life, that is using the petroleum products and fuel for energy.

88. Enlightened people are needed among masses and disciples.

89. Even a little selfishness in a leader will not inspire others to become great leaders.

90. Every happening need not get attention.

91. Every wave is the result of some energy which is part of the whole.

92. Everyone living on earth can work only for the earth.

93. Everyone loves the freedom of thought and act.

94. Everything and everyone should inspire one, take the good, learn from the bad.

95. Everything is a reason for the person who wants to fight.

96. Everything is part of cosmos, the life between birth and death is an event.

97. Except for human beings, nothing is busy on Earth.

98. Farmers as leaders would solve many of their problems instead of being just producers

99. Fear of vulnerability makes a person more conscious.

100. Flood is tears and drought is sadness.

101. For realising great dreams, one need not sleep.

102. For some people, doing too much work is a way out, for escaping from immediate concerns.

103. Freedom to choose and do, what one loves is real life.

104. Given the size and life, there is more to learn from an ant than an elephant.

105. Giving is freedom.

106. Giving is the complete meaning of life.

107. God does not like receiving alms to clean your sins.

108. God enjoys sometimes seeing our stupidity, for mean things one destroys a beautiful life.

109. God has no identity.

110. God knows everything about You, but You know very little about God.

111. God must be watching one's good deeds and evil deeds too, and accordingly would reward or punish.

112. Good is scalable and easily adaptable in comparison with the best.

113. Great leaders are unknown when there is peace, harmony, and wellbeing, in fact, there are many great leaders.

114. Great leaders love and live with freedom, and strive for the freedom of everyone.

115. Highest understanding of anything is the truth which is unexplainable, and that is GOD.

116. Home is also a place for finding peace.

117. Home should also aspire one towards spirituality.

118. Human education is the costliest investment.

119. Human minds are the stepping stones for the progress of knowledge and consciousness in time.

120. Humans understood and intelligently used the power of fire for thriving on earth.

121. I am telling the truth and only truth, one need not record, because the truth could be verified anytime.

122. I don't understand my car components but driving and enjoying it.

123. If a doctor can't live longer, there is no guarantee to a patient.

124. If a doctor is paid per word, probably the prescription written by a doctor is the costliest text.

125. If a leader does not promote levels of leadership, the organisation fails.

126. If a person throws garbage at a place, everyone follows.

127. If every part of a body is respected equally, one will apply facial cream everywhere.

128. If God knows everything about you, then God must be the closest person you know.

129. If money is one's ultimate goal, one's job is very hard.

130. If not the loudspeaker, one can be the mike.

131. If one is stuck, continue to enjoy a given situation and seldom ready for a change.

132. If one loves something, need not own.

133. If one shares accomplishments, with mother, means one has done good work.

134. If one thinks I belong to a nation, they are small, but if one considers I belong to the earth, they are big in life.

135. If one wants real freedom, they should appreciate others freedom.

136. If someone thinks why I am thinking for every thought, leads to a cyclic loop of no-thinking.

137. If sustainability is adopted by every living being on earth the way humans do, everything would be exploited, and nothing sustains on earth.

138. If we vacate earth, everything will be in harmony.

139. If you don't like something, tell ten people; if you like tell two people.

140. If you want to be respected, don't disrespect others.

141. Ignore your opponent's mischiefs; they will become fools themselves.

142. In a lifetime, a person can reach more than six generations.

143. In one life many challenges accomplished, is like taking rebirth many times in this very life.

144. In one's life, more time is spent on bad things than on good things.

145. In the name of sustainability, one must not do mean things.

146. In the unknown depth of challenges in one's life, one could remain afloat and be happy.

147. Insurance of things has become more important than insurance of lives.

148. Intention and initiative are essential to realise one's goal.

149. Intervention beyond carrying capacity is exploitation.

150. Involving children and youth is more important for fresh ideas, who have more capacity and time to change the world

151. It is better to be shameless instead losing respect for self-respect.

152. It is okay to be a fox, if not a tiger; the fox is still surviving, but the tigers are endangered.

153. It is very rare that people resolve a movement, but engage in a new movement.

154. It takes a day to be the leader of own organisation, but if aspiring to lead someone else's organisation, one needs to wait for years.

155. Kids are explicit in choosing what they like.

156. Knowledge gives scope for What one can do? and Wisdom gives one right direction for What one should do?

157. Knowledge is not the slave of someone trapped in the form of Patents, Copyrights and Intellectual Property Rights.

158. Leadership is not about depriving others and making them dependent forever.

159. Learning and earning need not be related aspects of one's life.

160. Learning, living, and life are different.

161. Least considered parts of a human body are given maximum respect.

162. Level of happiness is incomparable.

163. Liberation from source gives one freedom.

164. Life expands through knowing, knowing and knowing.

165. Life is a celebration, enjoy what one has chosen.

166. Life is also about knowing

167. Life is being curious, understanding, acting and experiencing.

168. Life is comfortable for those who love living for others.

169. Life is miserable if one can't enjoy the place where one stands.

170. Life is present, present means moments and memories.

171. Life is simple don't make it complicated.

172. Life without a goal is less aspiring to live.

173. Love your job, not a day of work.

174. Loving as a whole is more important than love in parts.

175. Majority of people like slavery jobs instead of choosing freedom.

176. Materialism and Spirituality are the two extremes in one's life.

177. Members of a family are like diving birds, occasionally resurface to discover that they are a family.

178. Memories of a place make it even more beautiful with time.

179. Men and women exist in the same body, that is two opposites culminate into one, as a flow of energy.

180. Money is a myth between real and unreal values.

181. Money should be one's demand and command, one should not become a slave for Money.

182. Mostly ten percentage of the body and mind is exposed

183. No day is certain, deal with the present.

184. No knowledge has been created without following the principles of science existing even before humans appeared on this earth

185. No one can compete when one wants to give.

186. No one would throw water on the ground and expect a plant to consume it all without wastage.

187. No person can be in the conscious state all the time.

188. No sleeping backlogs in life.

189. No wife or husband has ever divorced a partner telling that he or she is highly corrupt and cannot continue to live together.

190. On the path of achieving a goal, one will end up doing something better.

191. One can be clean, but never be cleanest.

192. One can choose to work hard when young, but need to be smart when old.

193. One enjoys everything right or wrong

194. One for all and all for one, but never one for oneself.

195. One goes to a practising doctor although he deals with life, there are no perfect Doctors. Don't wait for perfection to present something.

196. One has no confidence in passing the same exam in one's lifetime without preparation

197. One has to work for all, and one cannot live for oneself

198. One is green, only when everything around is green.

199. One remembers one's enemy more than the god.

200. One was born on this earth empty, gained knowledge and made a life and one has no right to hold knowledge forever through patents and copyrights.

201. One who can value every moment in life can only do good.

202. One will not have just what one wants; one would have what one does not want too.

203. One's existence on earth would cause the impacts such as - People are happy, and I am happy; People are happy, and I am not happy; and People are not happy, and I am happy.

204. One's problem is solved when one works for others problem.

205. Ones face does not tell about one's education and experience.

206. Ones kids are loved more than one's own parents.

207. Only humans need time to appear beautiful. None of the other life forms spends the time to look beautiful.

208. Only true Leaders can strive for the emergence of great leaders.

209. Open Knowledge is Freedom.

210. Otherwise, people engaged in social networking sites, an earthquake made them come on to the streets and at least see the real faces.

211. Our pet animals enjoy every space in a home than we do.

212. Patenting sometimes is like holding knowledge like a pet and taken out for a stroll.

213. Patience is the secret to success.

214. Peak Governance is reaching the limits of goodies, reservations, subsidies, schemes, grants, taxes, debts and many other promises. Governance in many countries is on the verge of collapse because of reaching the above limits.

215. People avoid earth while they live, but have to embrace when they leave.

216. People believe that God will influence decisions, but need to approach humans for the result.

217. People in the highest position of decision making should have experience, knowledge, wisdom, and vision.

218. People rarely go to someone for treatment of mind.

219. Plants have an extended soul encompassing oneself and the life around.

220. Postures mimicking the life around keeps one healthy that is yoga postures

221. Poverty need not lessen pride.

222. Presence of fire, smoke, charcoal, and ash bring sanctity to any place.

223. Real beauty is through thought and deed.

224. Rebirth in same life is possible through diversification and sensitivity.

225. Reflection and self-reflection is always there, it is clear only in the presence of some other media.

226. Religion is adaptable for many, but to be spiritual, it is difficult for many.

227. Respect, self-respect, shyness, and shame - losing something and gaining something is life.

228. Save the earth is arrogance, save ourselves is humbleness.

229. Saying sorry while looking into the eyes means a lot.

230. Saying yes or no is the costliest thing on earth.

231. Science is less meaningful unless it improves the environment and supports a better living

232. Scoldings, are few words said by someone, which contradict with the self, who am I?

233. Selective leadership for name, fame, money and other benefits is not real leadership.

234. Sensitivity is the source of awareness, knowledge, and action.

235. Sensitivity leads to awareness, knowledge, and act; it is important to be sensible than knowledgeable.

236. Shame is internal what one thinks; respect is external to what others think.

237. Sharing is Freedom and Integrity.

238. Sharing when one has less, has more meaning than when one has plenty.

239. Solutions come from confusion; best people are always confused.

240. Some celebrities are most insecure in their homes than in public.

241. Some form of energy called 'I' in time and space in your life.

242. Sometimes deadlines help one achieve better results.

243. Sometimes farthest things are brought too close to make life miserable.

244. Sometimes people like and lie for various reasons.

245. Sometimes the cover is more valued than the gift wrapped inside.

246. Space is never empty; forms of energy occupy it.

247. Speaking, reading and writing is the sequence of communication one uses the most in life, but only the script is tested to qualify for exams.

248. Spirit is the consciousness of self and the universe.

249. Standing at the peak is more difficult than reaching it.

250. Sustainability is not for short-term gains leading to the long-term loss.

251. Taking more and more pills does not mean that one is becoming healthier.

252. Teaching is enhancing sensitivity and interest in the pupil through sharing knowledge.

253. Technology cannot be little leadership.

254. The average is not normal and nor the extremes are great and worst, we are part of the histogram, and every other position is also special.

255. The body loves the soul and can't live without the soul.

256. The chance to choose one's destiny is freedom; it never comes without sacrifices.

257. The continuous consciousness is being.

258. The culture and tradition is a sustainable practice happened over the years.

259. The extreme form of de-fragmentation is unification.

260. The face is more appreciated than the feet.

261. The freedom of thought and sharing liberates one from the material world.

262. The game of business makes simple things complex.

263. The grass is the primary source for plant-animal flows of energy.

264. The living body represents everything from micro, macro and cosmos.

265. The perspectives of people in space and time changes the definition of good and bad.

266. The power of speech is also relevant to intention.

267. The reasoning is the highest form of practice to be conscious.

268. The resources and environment let us live on earth

269. The selfless serving of one’s children is the expression of love

270. The source is more important than anything else.

271. The source is more important than the end.

272. The spirit of the earth is the spirit of you.

273. The thought of death and insecurity in life also leads one towards being in the super-consciousness state.

274. The values around a subject are also important.

275. The way one prefers to dress before sleep is the real freedom.

276. The world around us will be even more beautiful when life partner is happy.

277. There are always challenges at every stage in our life, overcoming them is what life is all about.

278. There are more chances for the survival of dwarf and stout humans on earth in the future.

279. There are some good things to learn from everyone.

280. There is a lot to learn from an illiterate person than from an educated person.

281. There is a mind in every cell.

282. There is a purpose of looking upwards, otherwise we would not have become homo erects.

283. There is no illusion for a magician.

284. There is no reason in true love

285. There is nothing in a filthy language if one tries to understand, it is mostly speaking about sex or relationships.

286. There is only a degree of goodness, fairness, and honesty.

287. Think today is your last day and do what all possible.

288. Thinking that one day I will share, is a significant loss to the world.

289. Those who want freedom, they already have, need not declare that I want freedom.

290. Time is a relative term; one has lots of time, but always we say less time or no time.

291. To be a real philosopher one need to filter the truth from trash.

292. To see the best reuse of anything visit a slum area.

293. Too much is bad, some is good, too little is poor

294. Too much knowledge might confuse, coming out of confusion is wisdom.

295. Value as a whole and not in parts, the earth is wholesome

296. We are far behind copying natures creations.

297. We are living in a world of truth, belief, false and imaginary.

298. We are the monkeys of desire trapped in a cage, not having the freedom to lose what one has and what one does not have.

299. We have to do something in life to live, do what you love.

300. We need leaders with domain knowledge and skills.

301. We rarely understood the plants and their needs.

302. We start like tributaries, but ultimately we converge into a mighty river, and all rivers converge into a sea.

303. We understand there is less space on earth, but each one has their space and values, let us understand that and give their deserving space and freedom.

304. What I am is defined by where I am in space and time.

305. What is seen is taken more care than what is unseen.

306. What matters with or without you, what does not matter with and without you is the meaning of one's life.

307. What we learn is more important than what we wear, people want to appear more than what they are.

308. Whatever we do, it is vital that we are connected and understand that earth is the only home.

309. When children start understanding parents is the day to be proud.

310. When dreams are a reality, one need not sleep for not missing every moment.

311. When goals are high performance is maximised.

312. When Gods represent the Universe, own the Earth as a whole, instead representing parts of it.

313. When one does not have enough money and chance, work harder and spend less.

314. When one is alive, bad things are highlighted, after death good things are remembered.

315. When one thinks I am wasting my life, it is time to change.

316. Where there is a gap, there is a chance

317. Wherever on earth, one is always at the earth center

318. While drifting in flood waters, if one finds a dry twig should hold it, even some buoyancy is a better option till one gets complete support.

319. Wish to see every day a better world.

320. With smartness and artificial intelligence work of humans reduced

321. Within history, there is everyone's story.

322. Working for oneself is not the goal.

323. Working for oneself is the least work that one can do on earth.

324. Writing and sharing sometimes is being courageous and shameless.

325. You are living for others, living for yourself is your belief.

326. You are the charcoal with the burning desire to live, would turn into ash at the end.

327. You don't demand money for work or effort; you demand money because you want that much.

328. You love money, does not mean that money loves you. Otherwise, money and all those things come with money would not have left you alone.

329. You take care of earth; the earth will take care of you.

330. Your word is the most powerful thing.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Dr. Sai Bhaskar N. Reddy, A writer, researcher, innovator, environment, climate change and development professional. All the above quotes are by the author from his life and experiences: Travelled extensively into some of the remote and most needy parts on earth.

email: saibhaskarnakka@gmail.com




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