Thursday, June 17, 2010

Decoding Lakshmi.( Goddess of wealth).

Lakshmi is one of the four goals of life, said the seers, the other three goals being: Dharma(social order); Kama, (pleasurable pursuits); and Moksha, (spiritual practice).
Some scriptures say that Lakshmi follows Vishnu who is the upholder of dharma and her son is Kamadeva, the god of pleasure. Is that wishful thinking?
To understand Lakshmi, we have to understand where wealth comes from. Wealth in its most primal form comes from under the ground. Plants come from under the ground. Minerals come from under the ground. Water comes from under the ground. Even petrol comes from under the ground. Lakshmi is therefore called Patala-nivasini.
The sea locks wealth, the subterranean realm realms lock wealth, trees lock wealth – until it is harnessed and released. Those who release this wealth were called Devas. And Devas lived above the ground as fire (Agni), wind (Vayu), sun (Surya), moon (Chandra) and rain (Indra).
The reason why Devas were worshipped was not moral, it was material; they released wealth and made it available to all – they released rain from clouds, trees from seeds, water from earth, metals from rocks.
They say one should never keep the image of Lakshmi standing in the house; she will get tired and run away. One is advised to keep images of Lakshmi comfortable seated, preferably next to Saraswati, goddess of knowledge.
In others, Lakshmi and Saraswati are forms of Riddhi and Siddhi, wives of Ganesha.
So we at wiTdom are blessed by Lord Ganesha .
wiTdom can bring Lakshmi into your life……………..Atul Sikrai.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Shekchilli, Gangu Teli, Mitti ka Madhav and Raja Bhoj

They most aptly describe the kind of people we have in our organization(wiTdom).
Shekchilli(Rashmi Shah) is a dreamer
Gangu Teli(Minal Mehta) does not dream at all. He likes to implement things. He calls himself a ‘realist’ and focuses on practical things like doing the task and measuring their effectiveness and efficiency. That’s what the world should be doing. He has a disdain for dreamers. His name Teli suggests that he is an oil presser. Just as an oil presser uses force to push oil out of oilseeds, Gangu Teli uses pressure to get work out of his team. Carrots, he says, are dreams; sticks, he insists, are reality .
Mitti ka Madhav (also known by some as Gobar ka Ganesh)(Avani Parekh) is neither a dreamer like Shekchilli nor an implementer like Gangu Teli. He is what you want to be. On his own, he is neither. He is a reactive member of the team, doing whatever pleases you, with no mind or opinion of his own.
That brings us to Raja Bhoj(Atul Sikrai), the ideal leader, a dreamer as well as implementer .

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I own everything about me
including everything it does;
including all its thoughts and ideas;
including the images of all they behold;
whatever they may be...
and all the words that come out of it
sweet or rough,
correct or incorrect;
loud or soft.
And all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself.
I can see, hear, feel, think, say and do.
I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive,
and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.
I own me, and therefore I can engineer me.