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Monday, October 30, 2006


This is a sad story with a powerful message.

I think I read it in some Science Fiction story book and it seems to have been written by a famous writer.

The story line is very simple but with an unexpected twist at the end.

Once a man developed the faculty of seeing the future. When he was convinced that he had really the power to see the future, he became curious about his own future.

He visualized and saw that for last 10-20 years of his life he was bed-ridden. In fact, his whole body was paralyzed and he could not even talk.

He got panicky and thought that it were better to die than live such a life. He drew his revolver and shot himself in the head to commit suicide.

The bullet lodged in his brain and as a result he was paralyzed for life!

Well, this is exactly what we do with our future!

We see ourselves poor, weak, old and unsuccessful and by the power of visualization we do become so.

That is the power of negative visualization.

But, even extraordinary is the power of positive visualization.

Visualize yourself as sick and you will feel sick.

Visualize yourself as on top of the world and you will feel on top of the world.

Same is true of Affirmations.

Affirmations and Visualizations have great power. Use them.



Saturday, October 14, 2006


"A thing of beauty, is a joy forever;
Its loveliness increases; it shall never Pass into nothingness"--John Keats.

Dear Readers,

Let me tell you a story.

Once a man prayed to God for many years. God was happy with his prayer. He appeared to him and told him to ask any blessing he wanted.

The man replied, “O, God! Give me the blessing of immortality.”

God was in a tight spot. Human beings were not immortal. Only gods were so. He thought long and hard and ultimately gave the man a bottle filled with nectar.

He said to the man, “This is the drink of the gods. It gives immortality. You drink it once daily exactly at 4 in the morning and you will never die. But if you fail to drink it even one day, you will die immediately. This nectar inside the bottle is inexhaustible. It will fill itself daily.”

The man became very happy and thanked God profusely. God only smiled enigmatically.

The man started drinking the contents of the bottle regularly. But soon he found following the routine difficult. He found it a great burden to get up early in the morning just to drink the nectar. He also thought perhaps God had played a cruel joke on him and there was nothing special in the liquid inside the bottle. It tasted just like plain water.

Day by day he found it difficult to get up at 4 a.m. just to drink the water.

One day he totally neglected to drink the nectar and died immediately!

Well, the moral of the story is that it is practically impossible for human beings to stick to a routine.

And that is the reason of fall of the man (and woman) right from Adam and Eve. Had they stuck to their routine life and food, they would not have been tempted to taste the apple.

The difference between success and failure is this: Sticking to the routine of working hard and working hard day in and day out.

Well, I said that it is not possible humanly. But stick to it as much as possible, at least stick to it more than another person, and you will be successful.

Well, what are the lessons of our Odyssey with the Web?

The most important one, and the first, is overnight success is impossible. It is not even possible in a few months, perhaps not even in one or two years. You have to slog it out for many years.
This should not come as a surprise. Doctors, engineers, and MBs etc. study for years to learn their trade. Then they require many more years to get established. Then only the more persistent and the best ones taste success. All claims of instant and early success are lies.

Let us take Internet business itself. Those who sell us sure success formulas for these claim that we could be successful on Internet overnight or within a month. Far from it.

You may take days, months, and may be years, thinking to day something on Internet! Even when you are ready you may take days, months, and may be years, to plan exactly what you want to do, get domain name (s), server, and most importantly, somebody who could design a website exactly according to your wishes. He or she will take his or her sweet time to make it. If it is a friend or relative who is doing it for you free, it may never see the light of the day. One have emergencies and other preoccupations!

Once your website is ready, you would find that there are many things wrong with it. Belatedly you realize that you must learn elementary, and later advanced, web designing, intricacies of learning all about your web server.

But it does not stop there. You have to learn all about search engines and submission to them, ezines and ezine advertising, copywriting, creating and uploading files, traffic exchanges, and thousands of other things. You wish you had full time to devote to your Internet business. But you are still a part timer. And so far no money has come your way. In fact, you feel more and more that you have to invest some money on such softwares as search engine submissions, ezine cover designer, Google AdWords or other advertising activities.

You want to bring uniformity in all your web pages. You copy the source code. Add some new material and when you see the outcome, you find that something has gone wrong. Everything has shifted to left or right or up or down. In fact, you would be fortunate if you had saved separately the original code. Now you start tinkering with the code. By the time you have fixed everything, it is already early morning!

You have to do all this. You have to do all this in your spare time, late in the night. Some such sort of things I had been doing all these days to revive the website. It is still not perfect but I am too not finished with it.

The only solace for you is hope of success. The good thing about all this is the more you do it the more you get interested in it. It seems that you are really not doing it for money. You are doing it for pleasure, for testing yourself, and for success. You no longer get tired doing it. You rather enjoy it. You look forward to it. That is the best work. It has become sort of worship.

Below is the life history of one of the greatest ‘failures’ of the world:
Age: 21 years :Failure in business.
Age: 22 years :Failure in elections.
Age: 24 years :Failure in business.
Age: 26 years :Death of wife.
Age: 27 years :Nervous breakdown.
Age: 34 years :Defeat in Congress elections.
Age: 45 years :Defeat in Senate elctions.
Age: 47 years :Defeat in attempt to become Vice-President.

Who was this man?

Abraham Lincoln who became President of America at the age of 52.

Persist dear friends and you will be successful. Never, dream of overnight success. There is no such thing.


Saturday, October 07, 2006


Dear Readers,

Be Happy! Be Healthy! Be Successful!

You must have given us as dead! Gone! Finished! Well, sphinx like we have resurfaced.

I am very sorry to have disappeared for such a long time. Much has flown down the Ganga (you will get used to my spellings) since then. Well, much has happened with us also. This is a long story. Someday I may tell this personal story. For the time being let it suffice that it (plus habitual procrastination) interfered with the continuity of the blog.

Since this is sort of our rebirth, let us ponder over our future and priorities. Most of the blogs on the net are on current activities, news, happenings, and thoughts and views on them. We had started The Life Beautiful! to Be Happy! Be Healthy! and Be Successful! We would like to stick to these. In our blog we will give you information and view how to be happy, healthy, and successful and make your life beautiful.

We have also changed our priorities a little. Previously we used to write Be Happy! Be Successful! Be Healthy! Now we are writing Be Happy! Be Healthy! Be Successful! This reflects our realization that health is more important than success.

Like the blog, our website, The Life Beautiful! and its three subdomains:,, and, remained inactive these months. Lately, we have worked on thelifebeautiful, happinessmantra, fitnessmantra, and successmantra. We have painstakingly brought uniformity in all the pages of the website, added quite a lot of material, and, most importantly, checked that all the links were alive and well. This Blog and the website both are being re-launched simultaneously. Please visit the website and subdomains at the above addresses.

We have also written new ebooks and fully revised old ones. Now we offer following ebooks:

ACCIDENTAL LOVE (Short story collection)
ODYSSEY OF LOVE (A long sweet-sour love poem)
INDIAN RELIGION (An Introduction)

Please read about them at:

Quite a lot of material has been added to the website and its subdomains and we request you to visit it and let us know your comments either through comments under this blog or through Guest Book or Forum in the main website.

We have compiled a Mini-Guide on Happiness which is freely downloadable at and we strongly urge you to read it.

We have given quite a thought to the future of the blog. Though we would have liked to write it daily, it seems that it is an unrealistic aim. Even once a week seems somewhat difficult. On the other hand, we are sure, you would like to read new material at least once a week. So, we have decided to begin with once a week. If we are not able to write any significant original material in a given week we will still try to give you some material to read. Let us see how it works.

All the difficulties on being unable to maintain the website and the blog, have given us new insights into various aspects of success. As mentioned above, we have also just completed the Mini-Guide on success. We would like to share some of the insights in it with you in next blog (which will, hopefully, be just one week after this one!).

With regards,

The Life Beautiful!

Next Blog: Overnight Success and Hard Work and Persistence.