Triple filter test of Socrates.

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was well known for his wisdom and knowledge. One day the Socrates came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?”

“Wait a moment,” Socrates replied. “Before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple filter test .”

“Triple filter test?”

“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to test what you’re going to say. The first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

No,” the man said, “actually I just heard about It.”

“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?”

“No, on the contrary…”

“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him even though you’re not certain it’s true?”

The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.

Socrates continued. “You may still pass though, b ecause there is a third test – the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?”

“No, not really.”

“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?”

The man was defeated and ashamed.

You cannot get miracles if you fail to see that every breath, every heartbeat, every interaction is a miracle.  The “big show,” we all want to witness, is not profound in nature, rather it is gentle breezes, gurgling streams and quiet nights.  Miracles are the ease and grace with which life moves and all of it is the miracle you seek.  Look not for wonders; you already stand in their midst.  Beautiful day!  Carl

How to stay motivated?

How to stay motivated?

In the jungle which animal is the biggest ……..

I heard you say, Elephant.

In the jungle which animal is the tallest ……..

I heard you say, Giraffe.

In the jungle which animal is the wisest ……..

I heard you say, Fox.

In the jungle which animal is the fastest ……..

I heard you say, Cheetahs.

Among all these wonderful qualities mentioned, where is the Lion in the picture.?

Yet, you say the Lion is the KING of the jungle even without ANY of these qualities.!!

Why??

Because…

The Lion is courageous.
The Lion is very bold
The Lion is always ready to face any challenges, any barrier that crosses his path, no matter how big/bad they are.
The Lion walks with confidence.
The Lion dares anything and is never afraid.
The Lion believes he is unstoppable.
The Lion is a risk taker.
The Lion believes any animal is food for him.
The Lion *believes any opportunity is worth giving a try and never lets it slip from his hands*.
The Lion has charisma.!!


So…

What is it that we get to learn from the Lion ??

• You don’t need to be the fastest.

• You don’t need to be the wisest.

• You don’t need to be the smartest.

• You don’t need to be the most brilliant.

• You don’t need to be generally accepted to achieve your dreams and be great in life.!!

• All you need is *courage*

• All you need is *boldness*

• All you need is the will to try.

• All you need is the faith to believe it is possible.

• All you need is to believe in yourself, that *you can* do it.!!

It’s TIME to bring out the Lion in you..!!

Stay motivated.

“Face the terrible, face it boldly”

Best Inspirational Poem

Weakness is not a concern,
Denial for change is..

Success is not so difficult,
Taking risk to fail is..

Staircase to heaven of success,
Goes through the steps of failures..

Hesitation that consumes time,
Should be thrown to dungeons..

Winners just go and get it,
Fools keep worrying for victory..

Relentless chase for the goal,
Solves this most precious mystery..

A walk in the park of adversity,
Drains the hopes of survival..

That’s the eureka moment of time,
When success is going to appear..

In the sky of life comes the space ship,
Sent by the divine for the deserving..

It’s at the end of the darkest tunnel,
One sees the bright golden sun rising..

Who is your fallback?

Who is your fallback?

People help you the way they know to help you. 
To help you to come out of stress, one friend will ask you to drink and another will ask you to meditate. 

To overcome hurt, one friend will ask you to take revenge and get even, and another will ask you to forgive and get ahead with your life. 
‘Who is your fallback’ makes all the difference. 

Duryodhana’s predicament, in his own words, was, “I know what is right but I am not able to indulge in it. I know what is his I am not able to avoid it.” He needed a fallback. His fallback was his uncle Shakuni, and resultantly, Duryodhana moved from bad to worse. 

Arjuna’s predicament was different. He was allowing his personal emotions to dominate his sense of duty, and hence wanted to escape from the responsibilities he had towards upholding righteousness. He needed a fallback. 
His fallback was Krishna, and resultantly, Arjuna was restored to his greatness. 
Humans we are, at some point or the other, we all  need a fallback.
 ‘Who is your fallback’ makes all the difference.

Choose Well!!