MONEY, PARSIMONY AND HARMONY

FeaturedImage My father, PANDIT SETHURAMAN was a man of simplicity. He always shunned publicity and self-pro-motion. He maintained diaries meticulously, recording events wherever he went and giving accounts about men, matters and memories. I would like to quote from that treasure-trove a few interesting incidents related to accounts, traditions and customs of a couple of his clients. Please read them in his own words as given below:-“Accounting is an indispensable factor in every one’s life. It always functions within the specified parameters, and never changes. Neither the time nor the human beings can change it. If we say 5 plus 3 is 8 it is universally accepted. But, the tradition rep-resents two important things. One is the custom and the other one begins with pity but may end in fights and other controversial issues. Now, let me explain it in detail.The banks, the commercial establishments and the shops maintain accounts. They will take only the exact amount due to them from the money paid in by us and pay back the rest of it to the last paisa. Even if our friend happens to be a bank official, he would never pay Rs.100/- against a cheque bearing an amount of Rs.99;...
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Peace! …… at what price?

FeaturedImage Peace of mind and happiness are the only two things the human race is after from time immemorial and to attain them, struggles have to be put up or wars have to be fought depending upon the course, domestic or national. Gautama Buddha preached that desire was the root cause of all evils, but he only meant the “wrong” type of desires which end up in disappointment and deterioration of moral values. If there is a need, it can be fulfilled without any problem so long as it is legal or legitimate or within our reach. But greed can never be satisfied. If at all someone’s greed is to be satisfied it will be only at a price for peace! There are glaring examples in the history, the past and the present and that is what “My Fortune” highlights for its readers!Chung Mong–Koo, was born with 1 and 7 as birth and destiny numbers. He was a successful Korean car manufacturer and a thoroughbred professional. His products were among the best sought after ones in the world. He had every comfort or luxury at his disposal. Sadly enough, he committed suicide jumping from the twelfth floor of his office building....
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