Thursday, 2 February 2012

60 to 90

Many people feel unhappy, health-wise and security-wise, after 60 years of age, owing to the diminishing importance given to them and their opinions. But, it need not be so, if only we understand the basic principles of life and follow them scrupulously. Here are ten mantras to age gracefully and make life after retirement pleasant.

1. Never say I am aged':  There are three ages, chronological,biological, and psychological. The first is calculated based on our date of birth; the second is determined by the health conditions; the third is how old we feel we are. While we don't have control over the first, we can take care of our health with good diet, exercise and a cheerful attitude. A positive attitude and optimistic thinking can reverse the third age.

2. Health is wealth: If you really love your kith and kin, taking care of your health should be your priority. Thus, you will not be a burden to them. Have an annual health check-up and take the prescribed medicines regularly. Do take health insurance coverage.

3.Money is important: Money is essential for meeting the basic necessities of life, keeping good health and earning family respect and security. Don't spend beyond your means even for your children. You have lived for them all through and it is time you enjoyed a harmonious life with your spouse. If your children are grateful and they take care of you, you are blessed. But, never take it for granted.

4. Relaxation and recreation:  The most relaxing and recreating forces are a healthy religious attitude, good sleep, music and laughter. Have faith in God, learn to sleep well, love good music and see the funny side of life.

5. Time is precious:It is almost like holding a horses' reins. When they are in your hands, you can control them. Imagine that everyday you are born again. Yesterday is a cancelled cheque. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is ready cash - use it profitably. Live this moment; live it fully, now, in the present time.
6. Change is the only permanent thing: We should accept change - it is inevitable. The only way to make sense out of change is to join in the dance. Change has brought about many pleasant things. We should be happy that our children are blessed.

7. Enlightened selfishness:  All of us are basically selfish. Whatever we do, we expect something in return. We should definitely be grateful to those who stood by us. But, our focus should be on the internal satisfaction and the happiness we derive by doing good for others, without expecting anything in return. Perform a random act of kindness daily.

8. Forget and forgive: Don't be bothered too much about others' mistakes. We are not spiritual enough to show our other cheek when we are slapped in one. But for the sake of our own health and happiness, let us forgive and forget them. Otherwise, we will be only increasing our blood pressure.

9. Everything has a purpose: Take life as it comesAccept yourself as you are and also accept others for what they are. Everybody is unique and is right in his own way.

10.Overcome the fear of death:  We all know that one day we have to leave this world. Still we are afraid of death. We think that our spouse and children will be unable to withstand our loss. But the truth is no one is going to die for you; they may be depressed for some time. Time heals everything and they will go on.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Kushwant Singh

Pramila Maheshwari on Saturday , 3rd December 2011- My Friend on Face Book 

informs about Kushwant Singh. All elderly people today thinks the same. 

No one want to be dependent, sick on bed for a longer time, and want death of seconds 

like in heart attack for 1 Minutes.

Death comes to all soon or late 

and peace is but a wandering fire.

Jaipal Singh Datta enjoys every day of sun rise. I am thakful that I can get up from bed and go to wash room and have water to drink and food to eat and eyes to see and friends on face book and in real life and work to earn my livelihood

Excerpt from Absolute Khushwant Singh: The Low-Down on Life, Death & Most Things In-Between

by Pramila Maheshwari on Saturday, 3 December 2011 at 17:37
Death is rarely spoken about in our homes. I wonder why. Especially when each one of us knows that death has to come, has to strike. It’s inevitable. This line from Yas Yagana Changezi says it best: Khuda mein shak ho to ho, maut mein nahin koi shak (You may or may not doubt the existence of God, you can’t doubt the certainty of death). And one must prepare oneself to face it.
At 95, I do think of death. I think of death very often but I don’t lose sleep over it. I think of those gone; keep wondering where they are. Where have they gone? Where will they be? I don’t know the answers: where you go, what happens next. To quote Omar Khayyam,
Into this Universe, and Why not knowingNor Whence, like Water willy-nilly flowing...”
“There was a Door to which I found no Key
There was a Veil through which I could not see
Some little Talk awhile of Me and Thee
There seemed—and then no more of Thee and Me.”
I once asked the Dalai Lama how one should face death and he had advised meditation. I’m not scared of death; I do not fear it. Death is inevitable. While I have thought about it a lot, I don’t brood about it. I’m prepared for it. As Asadullah Khan Ghalib has so aptly put it,
“Rau mein hai raksh-e-umar kahaan dekhiye thhameyNai haath baag par hai na pa hai rakaab mein 
(Age travels at galloping pace; who knows where it will stop
We do not have the reins in our hands nor our feet in the stirrups).”
All my contemporaries—whether here or in England or in Pakistan—they’re all gone. I don’t know where I’ll be in a year or two. I don’t fear death. What I dread is the day I go blind or am incapacitated because of old age—that’s what I fear—I’d rather die than live in that condition. I’m a burden enough on my daughter Mala and don’t want to be an extra burden on her.

All that I hope for is that when death comes to me, it comes swiftly, without much pain, like fading away in sound slumber. Till then I’ll keep working and living each day as it comes. 
There’s so much left to do. I have to content myself by saying these lines of Iqbal:
“Baagh-e-bahisht se mujhe hukm-e-safar diya tha kyon?Kaar-e-Jahaan daraaz hai, ab mera intezaar kar 
(Why did you order me out of the garden of paradise? I have a lot left to do; now you wait for me).”
So I often tell Bade Mian, as I refer to him, from time to time, that he’s got to wait for me as I still have work to complete.
I believe in these lines of Tennyson: 

“Sunset and evening star, 
And one clear call for me
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea... 
Twilight and evening bell, 
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness or farewell, 
When I embark.”
I believe in the Jain philosophy that death ought to be celebrated. Earlier, whenever I was upset or low, I used to go to the cremation grounds. It has a cleansing effect, and worked like a therapy for me. In fact, I’d written my own epitaph years ago: 

“Here lies one who spared neither man nor God
Waste not your tears on him, he was a sod
Writing nasty things he regarded as great fun
Thank the Lord he is dead, this son of a gun.”


I hope that when death comes to me, it comes swiftly, without much pain, like fading away in sound slumber.

I had even written my own obit in 1943 when I was still in my twenties. It later appeared in a collection of short stories, titled ‘Posthumous’. In the piece, I had imagined The Tribune announcing the news of my death on its front page with a small photograph. The headline would read: ‘Sardar Khushwant Singh Dead’. And then, in somewhat smaller print:
‘We regret to announce the sudden death of Sardar Khushwant Singh at 6 pm last evening. He leaves behind a young widow, two infant children and a large number of friends and admirers. Amongst those who called at the late sardar’s residence were the PA to the chief justice, several ministers, and judges of the high court.’

I had to cope with death when I lost my wife. Being an agnostic, I could not find solace in religious rituals. Being essentially a loner, I discouraged friends and relatives from coming to condole with me. I spent the first night alone sitting in my chair in the dark. At times, I broke down, but soon recovered my composure. A couple of days later, I resumed my usual routine, working from dawn to dusk. That took my mind off the stark reality of having to live alone in an empty home for the rest of my days. When friends persisted in calling and upsetting my equilibrium, I packed myself off to Goa to be by myself.
I used to be keen on a burial because with a burial you give back to the earth what you have taken. Now, it will be the electric crematorium. I had requested the management of the Bahai faith if I could be buried. Initially, they had agreed, but then they came up with all sorts of conditions and rules. I had wanted to be buried in one corner with just a peepal tree next to my grave. After okaying this, the management later said that that wouldn’t be possible and that my grave would be in the middle of a row and not in a corner. I wasn’t okay with that—even though I know that once you are dead it makes no difference. But I was keen to be buried in one corner. They also told me later that they would chant some prayers, which again I couldn’t agree with, because I don’t believe in religion or in religious rituals of any kind.
Main lines starts here 
Though I’m quite fit, I know I don’t have much time left. I’m coming to terms with death, preparing myself. And since I have no faith in God, nor in the day of judgment, nor in the theory of reincarnation, I have to come to terms with the complete full stop. I have been criticized for not sparing even the dead, but then death does not sanctify a person, and if I find the person had been corrupt, I write about it even when he’s gone.
I don’t believe in rebirth or in reincarnation, in the day of judgment or in heaven or hell. I accept the finality of death. We do not know what happens to us after we die but one should help a person go in peace—at peace with himself and with the world.

I’ve lived a reasonably contented life. I’ve often thought about what it is that makes people happy—what one has to do in order to achieve happiness.

First and foremost is good health. If you do not enjoy good health, you can never be happy. Any ailment, however trivial, will deduct something from your happiness.

Second, a healthy bank balance. It need not run into crores, but it should be enough to provide for comforts, and there should be something to spare for recreation—eating out, going to the movies, travel and holidays in the hills or by the sea. Shortage of money can be demoralising. Living on credit or borrowing is demeaning and lowers one in one’s own eyes.

Third, your own home. Rented places can never give you the comfort or security of a home that is yours for keeps. If it has garden space, all the better. Plant your own trees and flowers, see them grow and blossom, and cultivate a sense of kinship with them.

Fourth, an understanding companion, be it your spouse or a friend. If you have too many misunderstandings, it robs you of your peace of mind. It is better to be divorced than to be quarreling all the time.

Fifth, stop envying those who have done better than you in life—risen higher, made more money, or earned more fame. Envy can be corroding; avoid comparing yourself with others.

Sixth, do not allow people to descend on you for gup-shup. By the time you get rid of them, you will feel exhausted and poisoned by their gossip-mongering.


Since I have no faith in God, nor in the day of judgement, nor in reincarnation, I have to come to terms with the complete full stop.

Seventh, cultivate a hobby or two that will fulfill you—gardening, reading, writing, painting, playing or listening to music. Going to clubs or parties to get free drinks, or to meet celebrities, is a criminal waste of time. It’s important to concentrate on something that keeps you occupied meaningfully. I have family members and friends who spend their entire day caring for stray dogs, giving them food and medicines. There are others who run mobile clinics, treating sick people and animals free of charge. 

Eighth, every morning and evening devote 15 minutes to introspection. In the mornings, 10 minutes should be spent in keeping the mind absolutely still, and five minutes listing the things you have to do that day. In the evenings, five minutes should be set aside to keep the mind still and 10 minutes to go over the tasks you had intended to do.

Ninth, don’t lose your temper. Try not to be short-tempered, or vengeful. Even when a friend has been rude, just move on.

Above all, when the time comes to go, one should go like a man without any regret or grievance against anyone. Iqbal said it beautifully in a couplet in Persian:

“You ask me about the signs of a man of faith? When death comes to him, he has a smile on his lips.”

The Man in the Bulb meditates on the dying of the light

Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Dear  Madam
With ref to your telephonic call I submit herewith the following information
1.0 My web site name is
2.0 This site is for astrology teachings 
3.0  To earn I shall like to charge some money as and when some one wants to read it. 
4.0  Each page may contain one lecture or study material . These may be 20 Pages 
5.0 There should be place to mention my address or contact details 
6.0  There should be payment procedure so that customer can transfer money to my account and pay me by credit card or bank transfer. It should be in advance.
7.0  There should be page for customer to inform his / her name date of birth , time of birth, place of birth and Male  or Female and Name 
7.1  On the same page there should be space where one can inform about education, year , date and success or failure
7.2  There should be space Marital Status   -- To inform that married or unmarried or living tohether or living away from each other
7.3  Financial Status   Money earned / Cash in hand or lottery etc 
7.4  Professional Status 
7.5   Diseases 
7.6  Accidents 
7.7  Parents alive or died etc
7.8   Children / living together or living separately 
8.0  Site should have Ganesha on first page and it should be opening one by one
9.0  Place for one photo on each page 
Material is available at
1.0   Contact me and location on Google with phone number and E mail 
2.0  Pay me    This site to be changed as mentioned above 

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Bio Informatics

Jaipal Singh Datta
Bio Informatics by NASA and TED Group, where I am also member.

Kindly contemplate on the questions after seeing the video.

1)      Who forms all the parts of the human body  from conception till its full development into a child, then child birth. Later the being  grows up & keeps on functioning till death ?
2)      What is the role of Astrology ? 9 Greh , 12 Rashi and 27 Nakshatras ?  Each Nakshatra plays a part 
3)      Each child is born pure and pious, indicating the place of conception and birth (womb) to be pure and pious, in turn the female i.e MOTHER. Do we consider it like that ?   Yes 
4)      With which kind of emotions or bhava parents  plan for child & what is its role in the child ?

 Jaipal Singh Datta


Jaipal Singh Datta 
Face Book Friend writes and informs 
I am reproducing for my friends 

A Beautiful Letter from a Father Following is a letter to his son from a renown Hong Kong TV broadcaster cum Child Psychologist. The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or old, children or parents.! I am writing this to you because of 3 reasons 
1. Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable, nobody knows how long he lives. Some words are better said early. 
2. I am your father, and if I don't tell you these, no one else will.
3. What is written is my own personal bitter experiences that perhaps could save you a lot of unnecessary heartaches. 

Remember the following as you go through life 
1. Do not bear grudge towards those who are not good to you. No one has the responsibility of treating you well, except your mother and I. To those who are good to you, you have to treasure it and be thankful, and ALSO you have to be cautious, because, everyone has a motive for every move. When a person is good to you, it does not mean he really likes you. You have to be careful, don't hastily regard him as a real friend. 
2. No one is indispensable, nothing in the world that you must possess. Once you understand this idea, it would be easier for you to go through life when people around you don't want you anymore, or when you lose what/who you love most. 
3. Life is short. When you waste your life today, tomorrow you would find that life is leaving you. The earlier you treasure your life, the better you enjoy life. 
4. Love is but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one's mood. If your so called loved one leaves you, be patient, time will wash away your aches and sadness. Don't over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and don't over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love. 
5. A lot of successful people did not receive a good education, that does not mean that you can be successful by not studying hard! Whatever knowledge you gain is your weapon in life. One can go from rags to riches, but one has to start from some rags! 
6. I do not expect you to financially support me when I am old, neither would I financially support you for whole life. My responsibility as a supporter ends when you are grown up. After that, you decide whether you want to travel in a public transport or in your limousine, whether rich or poor. 
7. You honour your words, but don't expect others to be so. You can be good to people, but don't expect people to be good to you. If you don't understand this, you would end up with unnecessary troubles. 
8. I have bought lotteries for umpteen years, but I never strike any prize. That shows if you want to be rich, you have to work hard! There is no free lunch! 9. No matter how much time I have with you, let's treasure the time we have together. 
We do not know if we would meet again in our next life…………………….Your Dad.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Art of Living and Loving

                                                                            Jaipal Singh Datta
We all take birth and learn to live in this universe as per position of stars at the time of birth, date of birth and place of birth.
I never believed in Astrology, when I was young. I wanted to change this world. I used to cry, when some one else used to cry. I always wanted to know
1.0 What is the purpose of my living?
2.0 How can we create a better World, where all persons can live happily?
3.0 Why are some people rich and why others are poor?
4.0 Why do we steal or kill others? Why are some unemployed and others are employed?
5.0 Why should one marry? etc etc
I concluded that we should live together and we should be governed by social laws. We should obey social laws.
Later I came to know that law makers are breakers.
So I was influenced by theory of Mahatama Gandhi and then Karl Marx. I had chance to be in foreign country i.e West Germany. I visited East Germany also. I came to know that Socialistic way of life is also not for humanity.I met many girls. All helped me including Hippies. I am today also thankful to them.
I also noted that rich may do argument or may be afraid to help you. But Women including poor women took me to their homes, where they could not pay money for electricity bill, but she gave me food and drinks in West Berlin.

I came back to India. I worked in young age as Chief Executive Officer of a sick unit. I converted this unit in to profit. I employed prostitutes or Sex Workers as workers in a brewery in India. I noted staunch communists opposed my recruiting prostitutes or sex workers. I also noted that male workers opposed me when I paid equal salary to these women workers. But being communist I was revolutionary. So I did not agree with their demands. I faced strike. But Women helped me, and I was successful. Chief Ministers had to agree with me and praised me later.

I was only believing that Work is worship. I worked hard for poor. I gave my workers what ever I thought that communist should give. I terminated males, who committed crime outside my factory living  in near by villages and committed theft or raped a women in 1980s. Terrorists or Naxalites wanted to kill me but I faced them. I knew that truth is above all.

While I was learning methods of management, I also learnt that nothing is in my hand. I could not get my love. I could not feed many human beings as my resources were limited. I lernt that all can not be rich. All can not be poor. All can not be saints or criminals. We all shall be different. I moved to many Beer Bars and I was friend of many call girls. I never thought of exploiting them, as it was not in my blood. I can not keep dual characteristics. I always believed to be transparent. I stood by truth.

All this taught me that  to live one has to work. Work provides money. Money provides food, clothing and shelter. To earn more money one has to increase his or her value by studying or by intelligence. I also realized that Salary of worker and Managing Director can not be same. Society means workers, intelligent workers, entrepreneurs and religious preachers etc etc. So each profession is to be appreciated and so I lernt Management by Human Values.

I leant Astrology and came to know that one can tell about future. In case one theory is true in 100 cases. It shall be true in 101 case also. I also realized that happiness or sorrow or health or wealth all are as per position of a stars. So I was always enjoying my work and my beer. I should agree that Sex was never a taboo for me. I always respected women. My love was for all and for the society. So this is my art of living. I am as I am. You all can accept me or hate me. I behave as per norms of the society. I do not want to cheat and do not want to be cheated. I believe in destiny and I know I have lived my life and should prepare to take new birth and work for others again after death. This is my way of life and my art of living.
Live and let others liveForgive and forget and think about others.

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