Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate PDF Free Download

oIfnSthielSenphceere Vijay Eswaran
oIfnSthielSenphceere
Praise for In the Sphere of Silence “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that silent space, or sphere, lies our power of choice. In those choices lie our peace, balance, happiness and growth. This beautiful little book inspires silence and wise choices. I need this wisdom constantly. Prayerful, pondering, true victory, private & public, all my life.” —Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “This is a powerful, wise and wonderful book that will help you reconnect with your best self.”—Robin Sharma, author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari “There is scant space for silence today. We saturate ourselves in sound. We have largely grown uneasy with the domain of the imagination and the inner life, the silence of our own minds–a place that the poet e.e. cummings described as “the turning edge of life.”...This is a small book, quickly read. It will probably be the oddest management book you’ll read this year, but it has a message to contemplate.” —Forbes
“This is a book that refuses to sit on a shelf. It belongs instead, next to your bed—in your pocket, purse or briefcase—a spiritual teacher—a guru or mentor. With Vijay’s book as your guide, you will enter deeper into your own Sphere of Silence. The profound power you will touch and be touched by will empower you beyond your wildest dreams.” —John Milton Fogg, author of The Greatest Networker in the World “Effective leadership is more than what we do; it starts on the inside. Great Leaders are able to tap inner wisdom and strength by cultivating the habit of solitude. This book is a wonderful guide on how to enter the realm of silence and draw closer to God.” —Kenneth Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager “Vijay Eswaran’s powerful little book hopes to teach readers to harness the power of their minds.” —Star, Malaysia, Jun 15, 2006 “I have already used In the Sphere of Silence by quoting from it in a leadership lecture before 2,500 students, and to government leaders at a teachers’ camp held by the department of education.” —Fidel V. Ramos, former president of the Philippines “A remarkable testament to (Vijay Eswaran’s) own personal success... The book focuses on the practice and philosophy behind the sphere of silence, a one-hour reflection that is the secret behind (Vijay Eswaran’s) enduring success.” —Manila Standard Today, Philippines,
In the Sphere of Silence By Vijay Eswaran
To My Parents, My Mother, whose love for me is enshrined in my heart, who laid the fount for the curiosity of my early years, who awoke my imagination and wonder with so many tales of yore. My Father, whose love for me laid the foundation of my quest for knowledge with a passion, whose wisdom filled my growing years, who invoked in me a care for mankind, the grandeur of his vision still filling me. Thank you for the curiosity, that drove me to seek without respite and for the passion that inflames my own vision for my fellow man. You gave me life, you gave me love, but most of all, you gave me the reasons for what I chose to do with life. I dedicate this, my first endeavour, in loving gratitude to you—My First Gurus.
This World Is Not For Cowards Do not fly. Look not for success or failure. Join yourself to the perfectly unselfish will and work on. Know that the mind which is born to succeed joins itself to a determined will and perseveres. Live in the midst of the battle of life. Anyone can keep calm in a cave or when asleep. Stand in the whirl and madness of action and reach the centre. If you have found the centre, you cannot be moved. Vivekananda
Contents Author’s Note Part One : Silence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 17 : The Oldest Scripture . . . . . . . • 23 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Part Two : The Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 33 : Duty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 59 Chapter 3 : Knowledge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 97 Chapter 4 : Devotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 115 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Part Three 129 Chapter 7 : The Greatest War . . . . . . . . . . . • 139 Chapter 8 : The Enemy Within . . . . . . . . . • 159 Chapter 9 : The Quest For Equilibrium . • 173 Chapter 10 : Towards Detachment . . . . . . • 187 Chapter 11 : The Highest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 21 Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 199
Author’s Note 10th Anniversary Limited Edition In The Sphere of Silence is not a self-help book, nor a New Age management tome. Rather, it is a constant companion that you turn to every day to remind you of the need to dwell in the silence of your own mind in order to get the best out of it. Much of the appeal of In The Sphere Of Silence lies in the practical instruction contained therein. It’s not about sitting in a sea of tranquility trying to figure out the meaning of the universe. It’s about taking control of your life. And it’s almost impossible to take control of your life if you can’t even hear yourself think. Not being able to hear yourself think simply means that you are so caught up in the continuous cacophony of turbulence that envelopes modern life – better known as the ‘rat race’ – that you forget to go within yourself.
But the real journey is WITHIN. And through this book, many have recognised its importance and embarked on it. It all begins with the practice of silence – the concept of finding your inner tranquility so that you can be at peace with your surroundings, with life, with the world. At the core of this book, is a guide to a daily practice – one that will help you align yourself towards attaining your goals, assimilate knowledge and strengthen your spiritual connection. In many ways, I see it as a boot camp for the mind. Since its launch 10 years ago, I am amazed to see how In The Sphere of Silence, which is essentially a compilation of my thoughts and trainings, has grown into a virtual text or treatise on life itself and given birth to a whole generation of practitioners. The book has journeyed from the cosy crevices of a private audience into public space; received five-star reviews; acclaim in international media; been endorsed by best-selling authors; been translated into 7 languages and will soon be published in Russian, French and Mandarin too. It is also available in audiobook and e-book.
Over the decade, many people have reached out to me to raise questions and discuss various aspects of the book. More important than the philosophy itself, has been the practice, that has grown in leaps and bounds with a huge reach across the globe. This reaffirms my belief that the whole world is inevitably one; we have the same aspirations, desires and hopes, regardless or colour, caste and creed. Obviously silence is a subject that transcends religion and culture. It’s a universal language that simply abounds within us and once tapped into, allows us to communicate with each other and finally communicate with the one above us all. The premise for this book was born out of my desire to share with so many others my own thoughts and garnered wisdom about this concept and how it can permeate your entire being, touching and changing every aspect of your life forever. So as I leave you with this special 10th anniversary edition, my only wish for you as you close the last page, is that you would have come into the realisation that you have just began the true journey; the journey into your own existence.
Part I
Chapter 1 Silence Supreme truth can only be contained in silence—not in finite words. —On Silence
The Rhythm of Silence What would happen if the earth paused for a fraction of a second in its rotation? There would be chaos and it would be a catastrophe of planetary proportions. There is continuity, a rhythm in all things, that is imprinted within us down to our cellular structure. Our cells move with us as we move with the earth, as the earth moves with the sun, as the sun moves with the solar system, as the solar system moves with the universe. In all things, there is a pattern, a rhythm. 18
But there would be a state of chaos and insanity prevalent around us if we moved against the flow of the universe. Silence brings us back to the rhythm that is as old as the universe and to the universal source of strength that throbs through every living being in the universe. 19
A newborn baby starts bawling because it is cocooned in complete silence until the moment it is born. 20
The Eternal Sphere of Silence, where we all came from, is where we yearn to return to. The ideal man is he, who, in the midst of the greatest silence and solitude, finds the most intense activity and in the midst of the most intense activity, finds the silence and solitude of the desert. —Vivekananda 21
Chapter 2 The Oldest Scripture Before the soul can hear, man has to become as deaf to roarings as to whispers, to cries of bellowing elephants as to the silvery buzzing of the golden firefly. —The Book of the Golden Precepts
The body is the oldest scripture written by the hand of God Himself. You did not choose to have two hands, or one mouth, or two eyes. Your parents did not have any say on the design of your body. But if you are to look at your body, everything comes in pairs; your eyes, nostrils, ears, left and right brain, left and right hands and legs, left and right ventricle of the heart and so on. But right smack in the middle of your face is one organ that is alone: the mouth, your tongue. From there, one can derive a particular message. 24
One should see twice as much as one speaks. One should think and hear twice as much as one speaks. One should work twice as much as one speaks. One should breathe twice as much as one speaks. Yet, we are all slaves of the tongue. It never rests. We hardly think before we talk. We talk even in our sleep. 25
There are two major barriers to hearing your inner self—the noise that you produce and the noise of the outside world. The Sphere of Silence shuts down the primary source of noise, which is yourself. When you are too busy listening to yourself talk, you don’t listen to others. There is too much noise outside and there is too much noise within. The Sphere of Silence is a rest for the tongue, arguably, the single, most overworked organ in the entire body. First, you need to shut it down. Then, you shut down the noise of the world, tracking down every single sound and telling yourself that you do not hear it. If the word is more powerful than the sword, then every word that we speak must be of value. 26
Ultimately, when it flows, talk is cheap. But if we restrict it to a drip, then every drop will resound and every word reverberate. Silence of the heart, not only of the mouth— that too is necessary. Then you can hear God everywhere: in the closing of the door, in the person who needs you, in the birds that sing, in the flowers, the animals—that silence which is wonder and praise. —Mother Teresa 27
You are the master of every word that you are yet to utter, but a slave to every word you have already uttered. Our words must have value but it is the silence between them that adds value to our words. 28
Silence is beautiful. Don’t break it unless you can improve on it. The real act of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. — Dorothy Nevill 29
Focus is fundamental to the practice of the Sphere of Silence. There was once an arrow maker who had a shop in one of the streets of a tiny village in ancient India. One day, a king’s procession passed by while he was busy shaping and making each arrow perfect. The magnificent procession went past and not once did he look up. Dattatreya, a sage who was passing through the village at the time, crossed the street and asked the arrow maker if he saw the procession. The arrow maker replied, “What procession?”. Dattatreya immediately prostrated himself before the arrow maker and told him, “You are my guru”. In the Sphere of Silence, your thoughts become your arrows. The Sphere of Silence is the process of making those arrows and you must be as focused as the arrow maker so that even if the whole world goes past, you don’t hear it. 30
Thought, word, deed. The thought is the arrow; the word which carries your thoughts, the bow; the action which releases the arrow, the pull of the string. 31
Part II
Chapter 3 The Process The calm mind means courage, so that you may face without fear, the truth and difficulties of the path; it also means steadiness, so that you may make light of the troubles which come into everyone’s life, and avoid the incessant worry over little things into which many people spend most of their time. —At the Feet of the Master
Take your life back. To foster and maintain a prayerful atmosphere of exterior silence we shall: • respect certain times and places of more strict silence • move about and work prayerfully, quietly and gently • avoid at all costs all unnecessary speaking and notice • speak, when we have to, softly, gently, saying just what is necessary • look forward to profound silence as a holy and precious time, a withdrawal into living silence of God. —Mother Teresa 34
Dedicate one hour out of 24 and you get 23 back in your control. 35
During these 60 minutes, observe complete and absolute silence. The silence must be continuous and if it is broken, you must start again from scratch. There are no spells or breaks. If you take a minute to answer a phone call, then you must start again from the beginning. Do not listen to music, watch television or a movie while practising the Sphere of Silence. Do not go to sleep. The Sphere of Silence is a dedicated hour. Any hour of the day is fine but preferably, begin the day with the Sphere of Silence rather than practising it towards the end of the day. The best time is one hour before sunrise or one hour after sunrise, the time of creation when your bodily functions and your mental clarity are at their peak. 36
Complete 21 days, the purpose of which is to ingrain this as a habit. Being in the Sphere of Silence is a habit of a lifetime. Upon finishing this cycle, an attempt should be made to practice shubha mouna, which is Sphere of Silence practised all day long, a day of reflection, deep thought, planning, introspection and prayer. Devote a place in your house, whether indoors or outdoors where there are absolutely no distractions and where you cannot be disturbed. 37
To still the outside world, do this exercise: close your eyes, centre your being and listen to each sound you hear. Separate each sound in your mind. Identify each sound and tell yourself “It does not exist. I do not hear it”. You hear the birds chirping, you say, “I do not hear it”. You hear a baby crying, you say, “I do not hear that.” After a while, you will find that you can listen and not actually hear anything at all. Albert Einstein supposedly used only between one per cent to five per cent of his brain. Assuming that we use even one per cent of ours, the rest of the 99 per cent will remain redundant. 38
The mind will fight you every step of the way. The mind is not trained to listen. The whole body is trained to talk. The normal attention span is 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, the ability of the mind to grasp, goes down. Like other parts of the body, the mind initially does not want to be exercised. A person who has never exercised before would rather get shot than get started. But once he gets started, he would rather die than stop. 39
When you exercise your mind for the first time, the mind tends to shut down, and you fall asleep. It will then appear like the universe is working against you. Once the mind has been given the liberation and freedom that it had been denied since childhood, then it doesn’t want to stop. And the ramifications are felt in all aspects of your life. 40
Most of us go through life sleepwalking. If one third of your life is spent sleeping, you only have two thirds to work with. The problem is, even when you think you are awake, you can, in fact, be asleep. 41
Discipline Up to now, you are a bit of a flotsam— driftwood in the water that every wave picks up and throws on the shore. If you cannot even discipline yourself for an hour a day to practice the Sphere of Silence, what then does it say of the rest of the remaining 23 hours? 42
Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not achieve anything with it. 43
The Sphere of Silence makes you analyse the mistakes you have committed. Essentially, we will find that we repeat the same mistakes. We’re not creating new ones. That is why we find ourselves living in a rut. If allowed to continue, it becomes a force of habit that will, over time, define our destiny. The Sphere of Silence halts this process by making us stop and think. 44
That one-hour of silence is how you take control. You cannot control everything but you can, in essence, sail knowing when to use the wind. In establishing order around oneself, we bring order within oneself. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. —Aristotle 45
Change If your life has to mean something, it must start today. Every one of us is bound to be a world-class champion in a particular field of endeavour. We are duty-bound to find the field. But doing the same things everyday cannot deliver new results. To change the results you are getting, you need to change what you are doing. You must transform the way you live your life. Changing the way you live means changing how you think. Changing how you think means changing what you have come to believe or accept about life. This is very hard. So hard that even when you so desperately want to change, you prefer to hang on to the misery because it is familiar and it is comfortable. This is the paralysing death of the comfort zone. 46
There are basically two kinds of people: lions and sheep. Ninety per cent of us are sheep. Because we like to follow the norm. The norm being our comfort zone. The comfort zone is where you get to drown slowly and luxuriate in it as you do. Change requires risk. But how much are we willing to risk? The funny thing is, the things we are so scared of risking are like chips in a casino, useless unless they are risked. Your life is not yours until you risk it. What you have is only a good opportunity to experience life. Every time you walk away from something that challenges your comfort zone and every time you choose not to risk, you are missing that opportunity. 47
Perseverance Luck is not an issue. The world is, invariably, a fair place. What you sow is what you reap. If you failed, you needed to fail. Failure is a step forward. Failure is paying your dues. Success does not come in the beginning; nor should it be the end. It should be a consequence, nice but not necessary. Success is not about results. Ultimately, success is about growth. Ninety per cent of all climbers give up before they reach the summit of Mt. Everest. When Sir Edmund Hillary was on top of the world, he realised that most of the earlier climbers were in the last five per cent of the climb to the summit when they gave up. 48

It'sPDFKeep

Keep Calm It's Saturday

Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate PDF Free Download

10-std-sslc-maths-zen-guide-pdf-download 1/2 Downloaded from ct1.ofoct.com on December 1, 2021 by guest Book 10 Std Sslc Maths Zen Guide Pdf Download Yeah, reviewing a books 10 std sslc maths zen guide pdf download could go to your close friends listings. This is just one of the solutions for you to be successful. Google's free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages. Keep Calm Quotes. “Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive.”. “If you do not have control over your mouth, you will not have control over your future.”. The 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster was little known until it was discovered in 2000 at a bookshop in Alnwick. From then on, the poster was popularized worldwide and many merchandises were created from it. Design of Keep Calm Poster The Keep Calm and Carry On poster was designed by the Ministry of Information of Great Britain during the 1939s. KEEP CALM AND DATE A GINGER - Keep Calm and Posters Generator, Maker For Free - KeepCalmAndPosters.com Keep Calm and DATE A GINGER! Yup, that's what happened to me in 1972!

Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate PDF Free Download