Why Did the Teacher Slap Me

I was studying in the 6th standard in the village school

One lazy afternoon in the class, the teacher walked in and everyone stood up in respect. Even before the class settled down the teacher signaled me to go towards him.

Though i was a back bencher , i went to him like an obedient pet as he was famous for slapping students. But deep in my mind I always wondered how it felt to be slapped by someone.

My curiosity kept on increasing as i went near him and as soon as my face was at a reachable distance. His hand went up in the air and it reached out to my soft lower ear lobe and like a professional he started squeezing it . I felt of myself as a chewing gum for a few moments.

When he did a few rounds and i had seen enough of butterflies, he told me to go back. As i was going back, i felt like a celebrity as almost a 100 eyes were fixed on me of the classmates

I reached my bench and i was still wondering why it all happened, i couldn’t help but smile while sitting down.

Even before my bums could touch the bench, the teacher gave me yet another signal to go to back to him. This time around i was very confident of the reason and walked up to him in speed and as soon as i reached the distance of his arm span, everything started slowing down.

His hand swung up in the air like a baseball racket and with the perfection of a pro it landed right in the middle of my face, home-run!

It was because of him i realized law of attraction is real ,whether it is for a good or a bad thing.

I am sure he only had the best of intentions, but out of the deep respect we had for teachers in the village none of us students could ask him for the reason. Among all my other teachers , I wish him a great Teacher’s Day. We always learn from them.

May be this is why they say, experience is best teacher ,as even after 25 years of that incident i am still wondering why it all happened..

Can you help me with a guess..?

Trailer of Your Own Movie

Make your movie as good as your trailer

There are no bad trailers , the best moments are captures so nicely to give you a great first impression of the movie. But when you go out to watch, it might turn out to be an utter flop .

Similarly you make conscious efforts to leave a good first impression in your interactions. But when people actually start experiencing you closely do they realize whether your movie is hit or flop.

Make your movie as good as your trailer.

Be a Worthy CEO – A Unique Conversation.

A conversation from my yet to be published book “Spiritual Salesman

Spiris: Oh! You are the CEO , You must be really busy then

CEO: Ofcourse, its a heavy job

Spiris: I always wanted to know , how do you manage all these tasks

like breathing, heart beats, digestion, blood circulation ..etc so efficiently everyday

CEO: No those are operational stuff, i have an Attendant to take care of it and

as the CEO, I have more important things to work on.

Spiris: Such as ..?

CEO: Such as whom to Marry, What to eat, whom to worship , when to sleep etc.

Spiris: Oh! I never knew this, you must be paying the Attendant heavily then

CEO: No, he works for free.

Spiris: How about other benefits. you must be offering something irresistable

CEO: No, i don’t even buy him food, nor does he leave work for a day

Spiris: I can assume, even if he takes off for a minute we won’t be having this discussion

I would love to meet such a great soul, what’s his name by the way?

CEO: To be honest, i don’t even know his name, nor do I know how his whereabouts

Spiris : Do you know how long he will be with you, like do you have any contract with him ?

CEO: I don’t know, he is just like a guest serving me on a proactive basis , he can leave anytime and I have no control over it

Spiris : Then you must take very good care of such a selfless attendant and pay him back somehow

CEO: I don’t know how to do that , I never thought about him this way. Can you please advise?

Spiris: I am no one to advise, however at the bare minimum be thankful to Him and be a worthy CEO to such a great Attendant.

( The CEO in the story refers to your conscious mind/nafs and the Attendant refers to the Soul/subconscious mind/ Rooh)

The Poor Farmer & The Mighty King

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Once a plain land made a pact with a farmer, that if you remove the thorns and the weeds from me i shall turn out to be a fruitful land. The farmer agreed and removed all the unwanted obstacles from it, in no time the land turned out to be a lush green garden with flowers of all kinds and fruits of all types.

People from near and far came just to have a look at this great garden and went back satiated in their eyes and stomach with the great hospitality of the farmer. It didnt take long for the news to reach the Mighty King, and He personally came to visit the beautiful garden one day. The farmer welcomed Him with all his warmth and before departing the King praised the farmer for creating such a beautiful garden.

In response , the farmer said to the King with humility “My Lord, the land, the garden and this poor me, all belong to You. I am just a mere care taker and a subject in your kingdom. “The King was impressed with the farmer’s words and became a regular Visitor to the garden and made the farmer among the best of His friends

The Land in the story refers to your heart, the thorns to the malice in the heart, the King to the Creator Himself and the farmer is none other than you.

I Leave the choice to you. Who do you want to become

A mere land owner, a successful farmer or a friend to The Mighty King Himself ..

(roughly translated from Taptuk Emre’s story in Yunus Emre Series– a must watch for the seekers)
(125) Yunus Emre – Season 2 Episode 16 – YouTube

job loss aka termination letter

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Recently happened to meet one of my old friends who was in an enviable position in a big firm. Realized he was at the height of despair now after being out of job for more than one year, and his own friends in the previous company was blocking him from getting other jobs.

His words were painful to my ears “I am planning to quit everything”.

Please do remember folks, we are living in a very fragile world where things are changing overnight and not everyone has the faith to endure these challenges.

If you can’t support or pray for X colleagues or fellow beings, at least do not harm them. If your simple YES can land them a job in a reference call, give a BIG YES without expecting anything in return and be in touch with them.

I met him even though I had nothing in mind , but just as God wanted it to be, turned out to be a very productive meeting for both of us.

I have a simple message to all of you who are in similar situations, or who might be in future

Your Determination is always two letters ahead of your Termination! and as the Qur’an states “God does not burden a soul beyond it’s capacity” and more than anything “Do not despair of the Mercy of Your Lord

Hold on you strong one..
For bigger goals, your chosen!

My Sales Interview: Where did the 4Ps hide?

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Holding my Marketing MBA marks card in hand, she asked me in the sales interview what are the 4 Ps of marketing ?

To her surprise my answer was “I don’t know “

She was like “ Is this marks card with First class scores real? How come you don’t know the 4Ps“?

As if nothing unusual happened, I told her “If you put me in front of the clients, I know how to sell and they never ask for the 4Ps.”

That day I realized knowledge of marketing is not as important as the application of it😜

I was still thinking where did the 4Ps hide while walking back with the offer!

1 Minute Stories – Method to Means -001

Once when Hazrat Ali was going to the mosque he gave his armor to one person to protect it. Upon return he learned that the person ran away with the armor and sold it for 2 dirhams. Hazrat Ali remarked, I had planned to give him 2 dirhams as wage for protecting my armor upon return,

he had anyways 2 dirhams written in his fate but he chose to earn it through the wrong method.

( as heard from someone , sharing it with for the benefit of the lesson)

Paperless or Mannerless

Recently me and my colleagues went for a meeting and there she was , a well dressed young professional and she definitely seemed to know almost everything!

After almost an hour long meeting, we extended our business cards then she said , no I can’t accept it as WE ARE GOING PAPERLESS.

We were about to leave and she wanted some more information to be sent to her email. She asked for a PAPER , which was given and she happily wrote her email on a full page.

We just hope , she and her organization just stop being PAPERLESS like that !