Real Life Stories
Roti Magar, meaning the quest for Roti, is a beautiful Punjabi poem written & sung by Gurdas Maan on the ethos of sustenance.
Rosh translates & explains lyrics
An 83-year-old Japanese billionaire, who’s redefining how to do business successfully in the new world of today, with what many decry as old 'values of yesterday'.
In a world where managers are obsessed with pleasing shareholders, Inamori, entrepreneur, management guru and Zen Buddhist priest, focuses instead on making his staff happy.
“Unlike many other countries, insurers in New Zealand are almost free to insure or refuse to insure anyone they choose.”
“No Kiwi has a right to insurance, and the insurance industry is free to refuse your application or cancel your policy at its whim. It does not have to provide reasons or justification.”
Can we learn something from the Syrian Refugee Crisis?
Insightful story on how European Union is working together to provide relief for these tragedies.
“Since the cost of replacing floor coverings in most of the separate areas was individually less than my policy excess, they declined to pay most of the replacement cost on the grounds that each individual event within my claim was uneconomical."
"Interestingly, the assessor had initially confirmed to me that the whole house would be covered and given me the go ahead to get it all replaced quickly to mitigate loss of rent while the house sat untenantable due to damages. The assessor later denied they had given me any verbal confirmations of cover.”
“Only after an infant learns to identify words, can words start to have meanings.”
“This little girl was therefore doomed to a life of loneliness, silence and darkness."
"She could see nothing, hear nothing, and couldn’t say much.”
“They can act as judge, jury and executioner. Their heavy handed actions can ruin the lives of the very people that pay their premiums.”
“Ruined because of a slip. Ruined because an allegation was made. Or ruined because someone dared demand that their contract be respected.”
Who packs our parachutes?
Story about recognizing and being grateful to people who support us in our life’s journey.
Also, Rosh’s reflections on 2016 milestones
“Master the Diderot Effect”, Rosh said simply, “Diderot’s story had a lesson. That poverty has its freedoms; opulence has its obstacles.”
“Hundreds of years before Diderot, Kabir preached the same message. That less is more. Be happy as you are. मन लागो मेरो यार फकीरी में (mann laago mero yaar fakiri mein).”
Informative story exploring world’s oldest holistic healing (whole body) system Ayurveda.
Comparisons with orthodox medical treatments & Maori medicine Rongoa.
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