I started experimenting with anandha mandala during the last couple of weeks. I found during the period that the thoughts that arise are very much related with the energy level of the body. When the energy levels are low the thoughts are often questions/complaints and seek an escape from the situation. While on the other hand, immediately after doing the ananda mandala, the thoughts are entirely different on the same issue.
If one does believe that the thoughts belong to an individual and acts based on them, it might be necessary to raise the energy levels of the body. I guess there are many forms of breathing exercises in the form of yoga which is would help. The physical exercises like running and cycling also helps in regulating the breathe, in turn affecting the mind. If some of these are followed consistently, the reaction for a particular situation would be often positive..
While on the other hand, if one observes the movement of thought and realizes the futile nature of the same and renounces it in relationships with people, the energy would remain still. Which means the thought would find its use for some technical work and then cease. This, with my current observations is the way to be in the present. While am inquiring on these, I get a feeling that its a new way of living and its still sinking in me…
Note: these are just my personal observations through experimenting with teachings from oneness university and j krishnamurthy.
There has been some issues hindering my work for quite sometime. With the help of teachings/realizations from oneness and ‘http://jkrishnamurti.org/index.php‘ I was able to constantly get over it. But suddenly I was confused again whether the current direction would lead anywhere and remained in it hoping I would get someone to guide.
I used to get guidance from Harish Krishnaswamy w.r.t directions related to my work and later after he left, used to seek my mother’s guiadance though she has no real idea of software industry. She usually gets answers through her prayers and they have served flawlessly when I outght to make some critical decisions. Though I would just get to know only ‘yes or no’ from her. Sometimes my reasoning will coincide with her answer and many times it wont. Later in time I would be surprised to see the reason behind her answer. At times it would be comical to look back on my reasoning foolishness. This has constantly led me to renounce my thoughts and take no credit for my action. [i have some discussions with other people, but i will omit them as they are co-workers atm]
Many a times, there has been a quite a lot of youtube videos and forwarded messages that came to rescue. I started seeking guidance from God with some reasoning rather than ‘yes’ or ‘no’. While I waited for a while lingering on the confusion with no hope that the hindering issues will be solved, suddenly I came across Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography, ‘My experiments with truth’.
Reading this autobiography just reinforced me to seek the Truth again. The fear of uncertainty on the unsolved and long standing issues was certainly confusing whether I was on the right path and at right place. But reading and digesting the life of Gandhi the confusion has vanished Some quotes which I would like to remember and re-inforce,
‘ I have found by experience that man makes his plans to be often upset by God, but, at the same time where the ultimate goal is the search of truth, no matter how a man’s plans are frustrated, the issue is never injurious and often better than anticipated’
This was the answer for me
There were certain other quotes which I liked that added as a knowledge and making me extremely humble,
‘That the good of the individual is contained in the good of all. That a lawyer’s work has the same value as the barber’s inasmuch as all have the same right of earning their livehood from their work’
‘Hate the sin and not the sinner’ This which I also realized from JKrishnamurthy’s talk where he says ‘Knowledge in relationship is destructive’. On my introspection into these leads to say, in trying to act intelligently we may think that attaching a character to a person is useful. But overtime am realizing through experiences that a conscious act using the knowledge would cause differences in dealing with people and move one away from humility, truth. More of these characterization in memory leads to unwanted burden of conversation between thoughts in mind, which becomes a real struggle later.
I also liked Gandhi’s view on parenting Part III, chapter 6, spirit of service (Page:191). His ways to impart spiritual and litreture teachings for children at Part IV, chapter 32, As Schoolmaster to chapter 34, Training of the spirit (page:311-318, in my edition).
I also realized the power of vow from this reading. I have taken a vow this Sunday April 17th and it is working wonderfully well though there were some tests. I will wait for couple of months more before I speak about the vow. I would probably read Bhagvad Gita as well.
Off-late we have been working quite aggressively on improving our exchange connectivity using Exchange Web Services . Some evolution hackers sat together during GUADEC 2010 and discussed on the focus areas which our community users as well as corporates would be interested in. Exchange Web Services was on top of the list and David Woodhouse kick-started the work at the same time! The development went on in David’s repo - http://git.infradead.org/evolution-ews.git and you can watch out the progress there..
The festival season has started for evolution exchange and we have evolution showing the folders, mails and meetings using Exchange Web Services. We currently just have the read-only support for mailer and calendar at the moment and we are working towards providing a complete support for calendar, mails and contacts.
Its always very nice to thanks all the contributors. Thanks to David Woodhouse who kick-started it, Michael meeks he is always there :), Johnny, Bharath Acharya, Akhil Laddha, Chen, Fridrich who has been constantly getting it to compile on Windows…
There are more developers getting involved now and thanks to the organizations for supporting the development!! We are looking forward to deliver the package by the beginning of May 2011 for all the users.. One would be able to use EWS connector with Evolution version 2.32 onwards..
This video touched my heart so much that tears flowed automatically..
My gratitude to person who made this video :) and my personal wish is
that every software professional should watch this.
The answer is none of those. Life is all about experiencing the moment, sharing love, connecting with everyone. A wonderful video which shows it,
Thats what is to be happy This has touched me so much..
One young person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.
He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview, made the last decision.
The director discovered from the CV, that the youth’s academic result was excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never was there a year that he did not score.
The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarship in school?” and the youth answered “no”.
The director asked, “Did your father pay your school fees?”. The youth answered, ”my father passed away when I was one year old and it was my mother who paid my school fees”.
The director asked, “Where did your mother work?” the youth answered, “my mother worked as cloth cleaner.” The director requested the youth to show his hands and the youth showed a pair of hands that was smooth and perfect to the director.
The director asked, “Did you ever help your mother wash clothes before?” The youth answered,” never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books, furthermore, my mother could wash clothes faster than I could”
The director said, I have a request, when you go back today, go and help to clean your mother’s hand, and then see me tomorrow morning.
The youth felt that the chance of landing the job was high and when he went back, he happily wanted to clean his mother’s hands. His mother felt strange. With happiness mixed with fear, she showed her hands to the kid.
The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly and his tears fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and that there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that she shuddered when his mother’s hands were cleaned with water.
This was the first time that the youth realized and experienced that it is this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to earn him the school fees and that the bruises in the mother’s hand were the price that the mother paid for his graduation and academic excellence and probably his future.
After finishing the cleaning of his mother’s hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.
That night, the mother and son talked for a very long time.
Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.
The director noticed the tear in the youth’s eye and asked: ” Can you tell what you did and learnt yesterday in your house?”
The youth answered, ” I cleaned my mother’s hands and also finished washing all the remaining clothes’
The director asked, ” please tell me what you felt”
The youth said, “Number 1, I know what appreciation is’. Without my mother, I would not be successful today. Number 2, Now I know how to work together with my mother. Only now do I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. Number 3, I know the importance and value of family relationship.
The director said, “This is what I am asking, I want to recruit a person that can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the suffering of others to get things done, and a person that would not put money as his only goal in life to be my manager. You are hired.
Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates, every employee worked diligently and as a team and the company improved tremendously.
A child who has been protected and habitually given whatever he needs, develops “entitlement mentality” and always puts himself first. He is ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the suffering of his employees and always blame others. These kinds of people, can achieve good results and may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel a sense of achievement or satisfaction. If we happen to be this kind of (protective) parent, this is the time to ask the question- whether we did/do love our kids or destroy them.
You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn to play the piano, watch a big screen TV but when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plate and bowl together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love and show them the correct way. You want them to understand that no matter how rich their parent are, one day they will grow old, become weak and that their hair too will grow grey,.
The most important thing is for your kid to learn how to appreciate, experience and learn the effort and ability needed to work with others to get things done.
They should also value, appreciate what the parents have done and love them for who they are!
This is one of the memorable releases of evolution considering the amount of work which has gone into this release. We could consider this as a preview for GNOME 3.0. To provide a snapshot of the major changes in this release,
- Diligent UI re-architecture to give farewell to bonobo.
- Improved imap implementation with live view updates, non-blocking operations and IDLE support, IMAPX.
- DBus transport replacing bonobo for address-book and calendar.
- GNOME 3.0 cleanup tasks. Gets rid of LibGnome, LibGnomeUi, LibArtLgpl, LibGLade.
- Evolution-mapi with push mail support and reduced memory footprint.
- Contacts map plugin.
Getting rid of bonobo from evolution was not only a cleanup work, but it enables evolution to shed off lot of weight to get flying. This has provided a lot of positive side-effects, one of the best which needs to be quoted is the startup speed of preference dialog. Evolution is now sleak and fast. If one has used the previous versions of evolution, no one needs to explain for appreciating the work. All credits goes to Matthew Barnes who has done an extra-ordinary job here.
We also have the new imap implementation IMAPX, which provides substantial performance improvements over the old imap provider making all the operations non-blocking in nature.
Credits to Ross Burton for replacing bonobo with dbus transport in EDS. This would pave way for us to fix some out-standing issues which had been put aside waiting for this change to dbus. There is also some work-in-progress for making this extremely stable in threaded environment.
We have listed the probable tasks which would be taken up for the future releases at http://live.gnome.org/Evolution/PlanningFuture. We would be picking up some tasks from there for Evolution 3.0 depending on the effort available. If you have suggestions feel free to get in touch with us to get it added..
Thanks to Akhil Laddha (bug master), Milan Crha (patch master), Johnny Jacob, Bharath Acharya and all others (many to list everyone here.. ) who have made significant contributions for making this release successful. Thanks to all the contributors, translators, distributors and users!!