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Did you know

Did you know… 

… that today is Presidential TV Address Day? In 1947, President Truman gave the first televised presidential address from the White House. In it, he asked the American people to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursday in order to save grains to give to the starving people of Europe. Celebrate today by giving up something to help someone else. 


Today’s Inspirational Quote: 

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” 

— Harry S. Truman 

RAK Movement – 10 Random Acts of Kindness from which you can choose.

  1. It’s hard to stay connected – reach out to an elderly person you know
  2. Smile at 3 people today
  3. Forgive someone who has wronged you
  4. Write a complimentary note for someone
  5. Be eco-friendly – unplug electronics when you’re finished using them
  6. Share something interesting you’ve learnt today
  7. Know someone who is not coping very well? Give them a call
  8. Say good morning/afternoon/evening to a stranger
  9. Answer the phone in a cheerful voice – even if it is a sales person
  10. Remember to turn the lights off when you leave a room!

21 points


Given by Meher Baba -November, 1962

Eruch said, “Baba has given us 21 points, some not even as long as a line. They are not for the lovers of Baba, but for general use.” (Given at the East-west Gathering, 1962)

He read them out and Baba elaborated on some of them:

1 God is absolutely independent. The only way to approach Him is through love, constant repetition of His Name, and invocation of His Mercy.


2 Mercy is God’s nature (swabhav).

3 Bliss is God’s original state (assal halat).

4 Power is God’s existence (astitva).


5 Knowledge is God’s duty (kartavya).

6 The infinite state of God gets lost in the infinite jumble of infinite contradictions.

7 To know God in His infinite contradictions is to become conscious of His consciousness of His unconsciousness.

8 To achieve the God-state, do absolutely nothing while doing everything.

9 To find God you must find yourself lost to yourself.

10 To be infinitely conscious, you must consciously lose consciousness of yourself.

11 Space is the gulf between Imagination and Reality. Evolution of consciousness fills this gulf.

12 Time is the interval between your very-first imagination and your very-last imagination.

13 Where imagination ends God is and Godhood begins.

14 Imagination is an eternal mimicry of Reality effecting the shadow-play of Illusion.

15 God is not anything comprehensible. He is Reality – Consciousness – Absolute Consciousness – Infinite Consciousness.

16 Realization of God is absolute Consciousness minus consciousness of Imagination. Godhood is Absolute Consciousness plus consciousness of Imagination being imagination.

17 To be ever present with God, never be absent from Him.

18 Do not desire union with God; but long for union till you go beyond longing for union, and long only for the will and pleasure of Beloved God.

19 “Mind may die. Maya may die. Body dies and dies. But hope and thirst never die. Thus has said the slave Kabir.”

20 Complete forgetfulness of self is to even forget that you have forgotten.

21 Complete remembrance of God, honesty in action, making no one unhappy, being the cause of happiness in others, and no submission to low, selfish, lustful desires, while living a normal worldly life – can lead one to the path of Realization. But complete obedience to the God-Man brings one directly to God.

The Awakener online Volume 9 Number 1-2 p 59-60

Photo Courtesy AMBPPCT

Jeevan Rekha Train

1 Good evening Patrons,

Nayonika eye care charitable trust in association with life line unit to work towards conducting free cataract surgeries in *Jeevan Rekha Train across rural parts of India *… every month one camp to be conducted with over 500 free surgeries.

This is first major step for Nayonika eye care charitable trust as part of cataract free nation.

Dr Surekha and Dr Nataraj to conduct first camp surgeries in train and then followed by team of Nayonika doctors.

Sincere thanks to Jayesh sir for this initiation.

Thanks and regards 

Prashant S B

Great Bengaluru weather today and a Great quote to start the day!

We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
—Sheryl Sandberg

Good Behavioural Science and marketing links

The Persuasion Code Part 1, with Christophe Morin
Christophe Morin, co-author of the first neuromarketing book and now The Persuasion Code, is the neuroscience half of the SalesBrain duo. He digs into the science that underlies a pain-based approach to sales and persuasion. Read more…

The Paper Towel Test For Customer Experience

Want a clue as to how a business that claims to be customer-focused really feels about its customers? Check their approach to dispensing paper towels! Read more…

The Persuasion Code Part 2, with Patrick Renvoise

In the second part of our Persuasion Code series, co-author Patrick Renvoise joins us to share how years of experimentation and client testing have shown what really works in persuasion and sales.  Read More…

Transforming Customer Experience with Carnival’s John Padgett
How do you take the best customer experience and make it even better. John Padgett has done it twice, first at Disney and now at Carnival. It starts with rethinking every aspect of the customer’s journey. Read more…

How many really bad presentations have you sat through. David Hooker, evangelist for upstart presentation Prezi, tells you how to engage your audience and ensure they remember your message. Read more…

Behavioral Science in Business

It’s almost here! Learn from the best minds applying behavioral science to business! Save 20% with code “ROGER” and support the amazing work of TakeHerBack at the same time.

Be a Five-Star Communicator with Carmine Gallo
Crush your next presentation, whether it’s an auditorium or cramped conference room. Speaking expert Carmine Gallo has deconstructed successful TED talks and other speeches to teach you what works! Read more…

Futurist and author Thomas Koulopoulos paints a future both scary and exciting in Revealing the Invisible – AI-driven behavior analysis, hyper-personalization, even consumer “mind-reading.”  Read More…

Clockwork – Design Your Business To Run Itself

Mike Michalowicz is back to teach you the ultimate entrepreneural secret – how to get your business to run itself. Mike’s new book is Clockwork, and he shares ideas in the way that only he can. Read more…

Study: Surprise Winner In Audio vs Video For Emotion
Would an emotionally charged scene from Game of Throneslight up your brain more if you saw the scene on video or heard the passage from the book via audio? This and other tests yielded surprising results.  Read More…

The 1-Page Marketing Plan with Allan Dib

Forget big marketing plans that gather dust on your shelf. Business coach Allan Dib explains why one page is enough, and tells you the exact steps to creating your 1-page plan.  Read more…

Topple: Explosive Growth via Ecosystem Thinking
The days of the standalong business are numbered, says author and futurist Ralph Welborn. In Topple, he explains why you need to be part of an ecosystem that will feed your business new opportunities. Read more…

Real Artists Don’t Starve with Jeff Goins

If you are a creator of any kind – writer, musician, painter, etc. – don’t fall for the “starving artist” myth. Author Jeff Goins gives practical examples showing how you can make your art and prosper financially, too! Read more…

Is your marketing budget maxed out? Do you need more sales? If you like my Neuromarketing, Entrepreneur and Forbes articles, you’ll definitely enjoy Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing (Wiley). It’s full of practical, ways to use behavior research, neuroscience, and psychology to make your marketing more persuasive! Get Brainfluence…