Sunday, 15 April 2018

Transformation of Curse to boon : a lesson from Mahabharata


Challenge of current world is to create a meaningful life in imperfect world by flawed beings.

Who are flawed beings?

We & us.

Today the flow of information is immense and readily available.


Hence with great information source, we either become insecure or sensitive in nature to protect something which is available to everyone.


Insecurity and hyper-sensitivity creates rebel with no cause. This is usually EGO battle which has no limit. Yes it has simply no limit to destruction.

As human we must sometimes accept things as it comes and move on instead of trying to extract perfection for no cause, which in turn will save world from lot unnecessary misery.

This is how Arjuna, the greatest warrior of his time, manage to turn his curse into boon, though he was coursed for showing immense restraint to the divine maiden  and most beautiful apsara (angle) 'URVASI'.

The extract of epic goes:-

Once Arjuna went to Indralok to meet his ancestor and father Indra. Upon hearing this news Indra had organised great celebration to welcome his son, hence he invited the most beautiful dancer of her court named Urvasi. The celebration went as planned but Urvasi got strongly attracted to Arjuna.

Urvashi reached Arjuna’s room one night. But Arjuna did not have any intentions of making love to Urvashi. Instead he called her the “mother” of the Kuru race. Because once Urvashi was the wife of king pururavas the ancestor of Kuru Dynasty. 

Urvashi felt insulted, now that a mere mortal was able to resist her. She cursed him that Arjuna will be a 'eunuch' for the rest of his life, who could only sing and dance with other women. Later on Indra’s request, Urvashi curtailed the curse to a period of one year, 


Though Arjuna being an warrior accepted the curse instead of revolting as he was at no fault at all. But later he used it as boon in the thirteenth year of the 'Pandavas’ exile.

With the arrival of the thirteenth year, Arjuna reached Virata’s palace as Brihannala. He apprised the king of his singing and dancing skills which he had learnt under Chitrasena, a Gandharva at Indra’s abode. Though the king had grave suspicions about him being a eunuch, he checked and confirmed that Brihannala was really one. Thereafter Brihannala took over as the dance master of Princess Uttara. Brihannala stayed at the palace for women, moving about and making friends with other maids and princess’ friends.


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Satender Kumar Mall

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Management lesson from Gita (a Hindu scripture) - Part 2


Following up with part 1

Here are few additional teaching from GITA.



Welcome and accept change with open arm: 

            Arjuna, when inertia is predominant; ignorance, inactivity, carelessness, and delusion arise.

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Work and act with conviction: 

            Whatever is done without faith - whether it is sacrifice, charity, austerity, or any other act -- is useless. It has no value here or hereafter, O Arjuna.

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Set high standards: 

             Because whatever noble persons do, others follow. Whatever standard they set up, the world follows

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Think with a calm mind: 

              Lord Krishna says: Undoubtedly, O Arjuna, the mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by any constant vigorous spiritual practice -- such as meditation -- with perseverance, and by detachment, O Arjuna.

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Give up on results: 

              These are the most oft-repeated words of the Bhagavad Gita and often referred to as nishkam karma, doing action without expecting reward: You have control over doing your respective duty only, but no control or claim over the results. The fruits of work should not be your motive, and you should never be inactive.

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Satender Kumar Mall
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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Belief to believe in yourself

It is getting important to figure out ability to believe and to believe in yourself. The new dynamics of world has changed as well as changing from 
' lets become something' to 'lets do/create something'.

This revolutionary origination of idea shift has open the door of whole set of undiscovered new normal.

So what’s that new normal?

It’s “Disruption”.


source:Internet

The 'normal' of 'play safe' & 'follow the masses' is kind of old school.

Today they say :

Be careful when you follow the Masses. Sometimes the 'M' is silent.

I was closely following Israel PM visit to India last month, In one of his speeches during 'India-Israel Business Summit in New Delhi' (19.28) part of video link
he proudly narrated how Israelis created industries virtually out of nothing , such as Cyber technology, cars with 85% software e.g. satellite navigation, digital health and many more.

In current world dynamic, you may have your own choice of like-dislike toward Israel, but surely you must not have managed to escaped yourself from using one of their product in your day to day life out of above mentioned industry created out of nothing.

 Now in big picture, one can find how Israel created new normal via disruption for good. It must not have been possible if they would have lacked the sense of belief to believe in themselves. Awesome!!

Now that was a broader picture of country as whole, but you may have notice around that similar trends is helping reducing poverty around the world. 

Going by report during Industrial revolution (which went on for couple of century) era, nearly 70% of world population was under poverty compare to existing nearly 15% as of today. 

What leads this reduction in poverty index?

Technology enhancement which is brain child of disruption and ability to believe in yourself. This era in less than 50 years, has changed the world for good. 
It has touched through every aspect of human life may it be farming, business, connectivity, security, communication, education, health, food etc.

Technology has broken the barriers of distance, visibility and has rolled out red carpet for creativity.


Thank you!

Satender Kumar Mall

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Simple Yet Elegant teaching of Gautam Buddha

Buddha, meaning 'one who is awake' in the sense of having 'woken up to reality' was the title first given to Lord Buddha.

Siddhartha Gautama was born in 563 BCE in Lumbini, Nepal as a son of Shuddhodhana, the king of Kapilavastu and his Queen, Mayadevi.


Key Buddha teaching:-

Physical charms attract the eyes, Goodness attract the mind.

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Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your unguarded thoughts.

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If you light a lamp for somebody, It will also brighten your path.

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Buddha was asked: "What have you gained from meditation"
He replied : Nothing, However Buddha said: Let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, fear of old age and death.

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Three things cannot be hidden for long : Sun, Moon & Truth.

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It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

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No one save us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

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Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

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Thank you!

Satender Kumar Mall
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Sunday, 31 December 2017

Have you visited? --Temples of India (Part 1)

As we are about to enter in 2018, We must be excited to travel and see new places for sure!!

I have compiled few amazing Temples   (twitter #) and places in India , posted by   प्रेम और आनंद‏ , @PremYadav. (I thank him for allowing to use the picture in my blogs.)

Lets have a look and make an effort to visit this places to experience the ultimate peace, architectural beauty , service , devotion of this temples and places , which our ancestor has built and left for us to cherish.




Ranakpur Jain temple (रणकपुर जैन मंदिर)



Sri Rangam Temple(श्री रंगनाथस्वामी मंदिर गोपुरम)




Sri Sita Rama Swamy Temple - Bhadrachalam, Khammam (श्री सीता रामचंद्र स्वामी मन्दिर, भद्राचलम)


Ananthapura Lake Temple Kerala (अनंतपुरा झील मंदिर, कुंबाला, केरल)



Ramanathaswamy Temple (रामनाथस्वामी मंदिर, रामेश्वरम)


Jagannath Temple, Puri (जगन्नाथ मन्दिर, पुरी, ओडिशा)





Unakoti Temple, Tripura (उनाकोटि मंदिर, त्रिपुरा )




Akshardham (अक्षरधाम मंदिर, गुजरात)






To be continue.....



They say the world was once plain 'black & white.' Then, one day, God created India!













Tuesday, 26 December 2017

A Spiritual look at TIME & SPACE

Time is Human idea. If you have got time then definitely there is space too.

The ordinary laws of physics, operating within time, are inherently unable to explain the beginning of time.

The Vedas, the earliest texts on Indian philosophy and Hindu philosophy, dating back to the late 2nd millennium BC, describe ancient Hindu cosmology, in which the universe goes through repeated cycles of creation, destruction, and rebirth, with each cycle lasting 4,320,000 years.

source: Web

As Sadhguru asks that: 

Have you ever experienced a yesterday or a tomorrow?

You can remember yesterdays, you can imagine tomorrows, but they are only ideas. In your experience, no such thing has ever happened. Your experience of life has always been right here and now. Your experience of life is happening in this very moment. So time is a human idea. There is no such thing in this existence.

Time and space are essential dimensions for physical creation.

In contrast to ancient Greek philosophers who believed that the universe had an infinite past with no beginning, medieval philosophers and theologians developed the concept of the universe having a finite past with a beginning, now known as Temporal finitism. 

"An actual infinite cannot exist."
"An infinite temporal regress of events is an actual infinite."
"An infinite temporal regress of events cannot exist."

 To be continue...
This blogs has been compiled out of interest after reading various sources such as wiki, Sadhguru teaching and few stanzas of Vedas.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Kubernetes - Secrets Creation & management

Kubernetes is an orchestration tool for containerization technologies such as dockers.

A single dockers server can be managed using docker itself but when we need multiple dockers server management from single software to build a highly available dockers cluster, then we require an orchestration like Kubernetes.

Secrets: is an object that contains small amount of secret data such as a password, a token or a key. It belongs to specific kubernetes Namespace.
It reduces the risk of exposing sensitive data to unwanted entities.
It is created outside of Pods same like ConfigMaps. The size of secrets cannot exceed 1 Mb.

Secrets are registered with Kubernetes Master. It can be mounted as volume (i.e flat file) or exposed as environment variables.

Secrets is only sent to the Node hosting the Pod that requires access.

Handy commands to creates secrets in kubernetes:

kubectl create -f secret.yaml

To view all the secrets:-

kubectl get secrets

To view secret-env.yaml file which has Pod defined contaning environment variable populated from previously created secret:-

cat secret-env.yaml

For UI based Kubernetes references.




source : internet

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Satender Kumar Mall

Twitter: @satenderiiit