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Guru Vachaka Kovai, 521

The pure state of having very great attachment to Self and having no attachment to any other thing is verily one's state of Silence. Learning to remain as 'I am that Silence' and ever abiding as It is, is the true mental worship [manasika puja].

Happy Pongal - 2012

Let us count our blessings and never our troubles
Face your troubles. You will find growth in it. Count your blessings. You will find happiness in it. The blessing is that we have enough for our needs. The trouble is that we do not have enough for our greed. Stop asking, “Why me God?” for all our troubles and start asking, “Why me God?” for all our blessings.
What a blessing it is to be born as a human being? We have shelter to sleep under, people to cry for and cry with, enough to eat, plenty to wear, education to build our life on; we speak, read and write in at least two languages; we have abundance of technology to make our life comfortable, limitless avenues of entertainment ….and the list is endless. Oh, what a blessing life is?
Aspire for sneakers, but be grateful for the legs. Aspire for the diamond ring, but be grateful for the fingers. Aspire for the waterbed, but be grateful for your sleep. Aspire for the palatial bungalow, but be grateful to be part of a home that is not buil…

FDI in Retail

Before liberalisation, the difference between wholesale prices and retail prices was a mere six per cent.

After the removal of Quantitative Restrictions, which opened up India to dumping of subsidised products, wholesale prices started to go down while retail prices continued to climb. The entry of retail giants will further push wholesale prices down, without taming the price rise. It is not the number of middlemen that matters but the size of a middleman. A giant retailer is a giant middleman. It might be a single player, but it harvests super profits at the cost of society.


http://www.asianage.com/columnists/no-therapy-retail-391