The more the number of engrams, the more clouded is our thought process, and the lower is the productivity!

So much has been written and said about productivity in organizations. Productivity has become the mantra in organizations for the last two or three decades. As a result of invention of computers and new communications technologies such as the internet and cell phone, the world has become a much smaller place. While there has been an increase in productivity in companies, it has often come at a huge price on the health (physical and mental) and well being of the employees.

Let us now start to understand what is productivity and how productivity can be enhanced without the side effects of stress.

In simple terms, productivity can be measured as:

Productivity = Output / Input

The measure of output may be certain number of tasks completed by a particular individual or team or revenue in the case of a manufacturing company. The measure of input may include the number of hours worked on a particular project, manufacturing costs etc. Billions of dollars are spent by companies globally to enhance human productivity. Most of these efforts are centered on providing new skills specific to training in a particular area of the organization’s focus or improving technology such as use of computers, internet or other forms of media and communications. Some companies also invest in developing ‘softer skills’ such as interpersonal skills, team building skills, etc. But most of these trainings tend to address the conscious mind, actions, behaviors and perceptions that are just on the surface. But over 90% of our emotions and behaviors reside deep under the surface of our mind. This is what the psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, calls the unconscious mind.

There is a whole range of emotions and experiences that are embedded in the unconscious level. This is where the samskaras or engraved memories reside.

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Living Advaitha IV

…continued from Living Advaitha III

Strategizing your day-to-day thinking based on the simple truths is Living Enlightenment.  Strategizing your day-to-day decisions based on the eternal truths is Living Advaitha.

Few days before I was shown a reply by a rich man to a pretty girl who has advertised in the dating websites that she wants to marry rich man.  When that reply was brought to me, I told Jnanatma I will comment on it.  Jnanatma can you read out and I will comment on it?

 

Jnanatma : So the article , ‘This Pretty Girl Was Seeking a Rich Husband. The Reply she got from a Banker was Priceless.’

The following is what a woman posted on a dating forum seeking a rich husband.

I’m going to be honest of what I’m going to say here. I’m 25 this year. I’m very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above. You might say I am greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York.

My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married? I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you?

Among those I have dated, the richest is $250k annual income and it seems that this is my upper limit.
If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden, $250k annual income is not enough.

I’m here humbly to ask a few questions:

First – Where do most rich bachelors hang out? Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym.

Which age group should I target?

3) Why most wives of the riches are only average-looking? I’ve met a few girls who don’t have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.

4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? My target now is to get married.

Ms. Pretty

A philosophical reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan below:

Dear Ms. Pretty,

I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor.
My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here.

From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.

Put the details aside, what you’re trying to do is an exchange of “beauty” and “money”: Person A provides beauty and Person B pays for it, fair and square.

However, there’s a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can’t be prettier year after year.

Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It’s not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worse 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a “trading position”.

If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term – same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or “leased”.

Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advise that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income. This has better chance than finding a rich fool.

Hope this helps.


J.P. Morgan CEO

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Understand, I usually pick up only the Upanishads, Vedic scriptures, to comment on.  But very rarely I pick up some modern-day writing or the recent postings to comment on.  But I picked it up this up personally.  It has a very deep insights of Advaitha.

Please listen. Whole life is a business, the whole life is trading: you give something, receive something.  Either you got more or you gave more.  Or you got and gave equally.  Whatever is said and done, whole life is a business, please understand.  But, the good news is, what you consider as you is the starting point.  The best news is that can be just updated by the Advaitha.

Please understand what you consider you is the position, trade position. If you consider you only dependant on your physical qualities you only have depreciation asset. You only have depreciation value. But if you assess yourself based on the qualities you carry in your mind it can be, you can be appreciation asset – means intelligence, your ability to handle any situation. Please understand whenever the queens were chosen they were always chosen, the first priority was given to their appreciation asset. Not to the depreciation asset. Whenever the daasis were chosen they were chosen even with just appreciation asset but whenever queens were chosen in any kingdom  they were chosen with appreciation asset.

Now I am introducing very important truth to you. You can have something which is eternally appreciating if you perceive yourself only as a body you have only depreciation asset. Exponentially depreciation asset.  Please understand whether you plan for your life based on your beauty or health. Whether you plan your life based on your beauty or your health you are planning on a wrong footing. You’re planning on a wrong footing.

Please understand there’s a Sanskrit verse:

Kaaryeshu daasi, karaneshu mantri, rupe cha lakshmi kshamaya daritri bhojyeshu maata shayaneshu rambha Shad-dharmayuktaah kuladharma patni

Means; ideal wife the one who works like a servant, advises and strategizes like a minister, feeds like a mother, makes love like a nymph, is as beautiful as Lakshmi and forgiving like the earth.

It’s a Sanskrit verse. One fellow read this verse and came to me and said, ‘Swamiji I have achieved the meaning of this verse!’ I said, ‘you are fortunate, blessings. Please call your wife, receive the blessings.’ He said, ‘No Swamiji just change the word, call your wives because so many qualities will not be in one person! I married six with all these each one having one of these qualities.’

Anyhow how you perceive you if it is just occupied means your self-image, your identity about you, if it is occupied completely by your look, by your beauty, the physical dimension, please listen, you are making all your strategies and plans based on depreciation asset more and more.  As time passes, life will be hell for you.  Kaala will bring suffering for you.  Please understand, the strategy which brings the best things as Kaala passes, is eternal strategy.

If your perception about you is all based on your beauty, you are having exponential depreciation asset.  You can manage few more years with various creams and cosmetic items, but it will continue to depreciate.

Second, if your perception about you is based on your mental abilities, your ability to understand, your ability to assess, your ability to strategize, your ability to cognize, your ability to respond, you have appreciation asset.  Please understand, you have appreciation asset.  As the time passes, you will only have more and more joy.  You will not have more and more suffering.  Kaala brings you more joy. Read More