‘THE ALCHEMIST’ 

First time have read a novel which galvanize all souls around the universe to attain it’s dream fearlessly. Each and everyone of us obviously have one ultimate passion in our life tenure. But, due to indulge in certain instant things like Money, relationship, Fear of failure, Temporary comfort zone we all hesitate ourselves to start our own journey towards that goal. Here, PAULO COELHO emphasis a great novel where our hero Santiago found his treasure by his persistent. Let allow me to bring you towards Egypt from Andalusia through tangier of North Africa. 

* Santiago our hero who was a shepherd, owned 60 flocks and lived happily. Oneday under sycamore tree, he had a dream in which he got a treasure at abondoned sacristy. He suddenly woke up and realised it was just a dream. Days passed. He met an old zipsy lady, who told “it would be a prophetic dream and you should get if you went search for it”. 

* Santiago felt depressed because of he didn’t know how to search that treasure which came in his dream. One day near by bar, he encountered an old man with gigantic look. He started to give a talk with Santiago and he was able to read his mind too. He told himself as an old king of salem and he knew all about Santiago’s dream and how to attain it. He told his treasure would be in pyramids of Egypt. He gifted Santiago two stones  ‘URIMS & TUMMIMS’ which could able to lead him where to go further. And he told ” when you really desires something, the all universe conspires in helping you achieving it”. 

*  Santiago gave up all his flock inorder to travel towards his treasure. Before then, that flocks only all his asset and life, even though he sold it for his travelling costs towards egypt. He departed from Andalusia to Egypt. He wanted to penetrate tangier for reaching egypt. However he headed tangier. Everything looked strange for him. Most of them spoke only in Arab where he knew Spanish only. But, he learnt something beyond this language stuff, how to understand what others were trying to told. He learnt it from his flocks, which all did’t know Spanish but understood what he commanded to them. 

* In a bar at tangier, he met up one new guide who cheated all his hard earned money. Santiago was now empty handed. He started to work in a crystal shop in where he became able to change the process of crystal selling. After his arrival, the shop got more customers because of his magnetic ideas to cover customers. He enjoyed his stay with the crystal merchant and after 11 months of earning, he was able to travel to Egypt by his own money. Then, the crystal merchant also told, “He was always longing to go for Mecca, atleast once in his life time”. That was his dream. But, he couldn’t go because of temporary comfort zones. At certain point, Santiago was in chaos in between wheather go home or pursue dream. Finally, he geared up for his destiny by camel caravans. “Fear of suffering is worse than suffering. And no heart ever suffered in the process of searching it’s dream. Every second in searching of dream is second encounter with God and eternity”.

* On his way to Egypt by camel he was crossing the vast Sahara desert. A English man was accompanying with him inorder to see an Alchemist,who lives more than 200 years in the Oasis of the desert. He carried a lot of Alchemist kind of books with him. He told about alchemists that they could convert any metal into gold. So that just he wanted to know that secret from alchemists. In between all this struggles, Santiago started to learn language of the world’s soul which stands beyond all regional languages. He strongly believed in omens by nature. He learnt deserts language. And finally, they found a oasis with 3000 palm trees and 300 wells in where tribes of desert lived there. ” People are capable at any time, in searching of what they dream about” 

* On desert, he met an angel Fatima. He started to fall in love on her. At one point, he geared up to give up his dream for her. But, she told she was a desert woman. It was our proud to wait for our companions who were in the process of searching goal. Santiago now able to read the desert’s soul and omen now told him there would be a conflict over desert among tribes. He told that prophetic sign in advance to the chieftain of tribes. As he told already, there was an enemy camp on their way to oasis. However, by the alert of Santiago they were able to surpass the opponent’s. By seeing this act, the real Alchemist who lives in the desert called Santiago and tested all his abilities. Finally, he told him that he would bring him to his treasure. But, Santiago told nothing about his dream before. “When we love truely something, we strive to become better than what we are now. Then, everything around us become better too” 

* Meanwhile the Alchemist told he would bring him to pyramid, he was again in chaos in between Fatima and treasure. Then, at one point the Alchemist simply reveal future of Santiago. “If you did’t go to find your treasure, you would end up live in this oasis with Fatima. You were able to read the omens of desert, nature and everything. For that super power, the chieftain made you as a counselor of oasis. Then, after first year, your heart remind you about your goal. You didn’t listen for then. Fatima always loved you because you loved her. Love could’t be deal partially. Then after second year your heart again remind about your goal. This time a bit guilty feel occured inside you Even though you kept living there without pursuing your goal. Then after third year, everything around you started cursing you because you didn’t pursue goal. Then, you won’t be a counselor of oasis. You would lost your identity for the temporary comfort of this three year life”. By hearing this prophetic guess, Santiago shivered. Finally, he understood what he want now first. He headed with the Alchemist towards his treasure. ” There is only one thing which makes our dream impossible to achieve. THE FEAR OF FAILURE”

* On their way of treasure the alchemist and Santiago encountered warriors with full of arms in the warfare field. They planned to pierce both of them. But, Alchemist told them about their journey and explained they were not their rivals. They wanted Santiago to show his superficial powers in order to believe and let them go. Somehow, being a fresher of this power, Santiago began talk with desert. He already understood the soul of desert. So, he could speak with desert. For the surprise of the warriors, the desert gave some wierd signal to Santiago in that’s language. Now,he know all the universal language without learning them. This was how a barbarian mastered art of universal language. Suddenly, the alchemist turned to him and told he want to head back to oasis and you’re now capable of pursue your dream independently. Santiago accepted and geared up. 

*After so much miles of tired & lonely walk he found pyramid. He started to dig at one place in where he guessed might be his treasure was. Suddenly, he felt some one stabbed him from backside. Yes, a group of some thief’s robbed his remained money too. Then suddenly one thief gave him a clue, “your treasure is  in where you always dreamt”. Santiago, a dream chaser rushed to andulasia abondoned sacristy and atlast he found his treasure.

* In this story,Eventhough full of fiction with unbelievable adventures which all a single soul could’t do in it’s little span, yes… We can get what we want if we’ll pursue our ultimate passion with persistence. Thanks to Paulo Coelho who gave such a master fiction which stimulates million souls every seconds. 

VIGNESH SEKAR , BANGALORE , 560100.

SUMMARY OF ‘ THINK AND GROW RICH’ by Napoleon Hill

Again had a great time while reading this book. Nepoleon Hill, a United states great motivational author and public speaker who herein endeavours Thirteen secrets towards success in Life.

For accomplish success in life we have to follow a strict cycle which is

1. BURNING DESIRE

2. DECISSION

3. FAITH

4. PERSISTENCE

5. THE MASTER MINDS GROUP

6. ORGANISED PLANNING

1.DESIRE ( The starting point)

First of all achieve something in life we have to desire that thing in our mind. Without desire nothing going to be effect. Edison desired of incandescent light which can be used by electricity became true and we burned lamps happily in our homes today. Wright brothers desired about a machine that would fly through the air which now eases our journey by air travel. Marconi dreamt of a wireless hearing device which now called Radio. Helen Keller became deaf, dumb and blind but she made her name into history. Because ”No one ever is defeated untill the defeat accepted as a reality by them”Always remember ‘Every adversity comes with a seed of own advantage in Life”

2.DECISSION ( Decission decides us)

If you influenced by others opinion, Then you will have no desire of your own“. A great example for decission making is emphasized here. Once a captain of army going to oppose a world’s tremendous powerful army team. The captain and his warriors were going through sea way on warships and after reached, the captain blazed all ships simultaneously and said ” our Ships are burning now. We have no chance now to run away alive.The only odd will be defeat them and go with pride” and they won. Here a firm decission gave them one and only choice to ‘conquer enemies or martyr there’. That decission made them successors.

3. FAITH( visualization and belief in attainment of desire)

“If you think you’re beaten, you are,

If you think you dare’t, you don’t ,

If you like to win, but you think you can’t ,

It’s almost certain you won’t .

Life’s battle don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man,

But soon or later the man who wins

Is the man who thinks he can “

If you fails in your any attempt to make something, don’t lose hope. Because the achievers who accomplished great things are failed thousand times. They considered themselves as a ‘ Temporary failure’ and kept on keeping on. Edison ( 10,000 times failed in to found what he desired “incandescent lamp” . Ford ( He desired to change the world by the help of motor vehicles). Here both of them are school dropouts and they believed in their desire till their last breathe and they lives till date after their death.

4.PERSISTENCE ( KNOCK THE DOOR TILL IT OPENS)

Here we’re going to see a vital trait which is called ‘ persistence’. History hold names itself, those who holds persistence in their behaviour and desire.

Let we glimpse one of the examples of persistence. Mohammed is a ordinary man who borned and rised in Mecca who was treated like a insane in his country. But, here Mohammed believed in something persistently and tried to explore something strange to the world in the name of religious thoughts. Finally, after 35 years, It became possible to establish a new religion so called ‘ ISLAM ‘ for Mohammed. Even though he didn’t compell Christians to convert. He believed in front of Masha Allah everyone equal and finally he established a mammoth religion by his desire. But, this achievement could’t happen in overnight for Mohammed. It took around 20 years. It’s called persistence. We may give example ofBuddha, Jesus those who kept persistence for something to do this world. Strongly author reckoned ‘ If you do any task, just keep on keeping on’ . Failures are just to be see as temporary defeats. Persistence lifts you up surely.

5. THE MASTER MINDS ( Positive vibrations)

Herein, Author tell us keep ourselves who motivates us and who really want us to good in future. These group members called as ‘ Master Minds’ . We can get positive vibes from them always. Power may be produced through friendly alliance of group. We always have to keep a good relationship with them and keep in mind

Our surroundings decide our desire”

6. ORGANIZED PLANNING ( keep eye on your plans)

When defeat come it’s not means that you’re closed. It means your plans are not enough sound as successors. You have to rebuild your sailing towards your journey much stronger than before. Always remember ‘ Winners never quit, Quitters never win’. Never don’t try to reap, without sow. You want to give your Harmonious conduct in your planning.

Finally Author wants us to overcome The fear of poverty, The fear of criticism, slowness in reaching decissions, Quitting when someones opposed us, Unwilling to accept blame for mistakes, lack of confidence in one’s own idea.

A worth reading book to those who really looks up someone to lift up. After read it you’ll have power to lift up yourself by own.

–VIGNESH SEKAR

SUMMARY OF ‘THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONCIOUS MIND’

Had been in great chaos while reading him,Wheather he was an Atheist or Agnostic.Finally he nailed it as a great phsycologist and Doctor by “There’s nothing in Religions and our Gods, All about our Sub concious mind”.

Let we glimpse the vital points of Joseph Murphy.

1. Our mind divides as concious and sub concious.which we believe as truth will be goes to our brain and it transformed it’s visual picture to our solar cells. Then it moves to our abdominal brain by kinetic motion. Finally we will see it as real in our life.It’s universal function of Sub concious mind.

2. We can break any bad habit within us and practise any new habit by using sub concious mind.Our concious mind acts as a camera and sub conscious work as video player. Which will capture in our conscious mind reflects through subconscious as real incident.So, be care with your thoughts.

3. Actually he didn’t criticise any believes on God. But, he emphasised all treatment happens in the name of God is nothing to deal with. In all religion, they practised treatment for hard diseases when patient was in drowsy state which means the hermits can easily speak with patient’s subconscious mind. Now, patients strongly believe what they said and practised.Hermits told “this amulet which tied in your hand was blessed by God directly, by wearing it in your hand surely you get recover from this disease ” like this. Here, patient blindly believe his God can preserve him damn sure in his subconscious mind. It’s a mental practise which uses in all over great treatments. Even lot of great doctors also using this sub conscious treatment for their success results. ‘ I can recover ‘ this is a mantra here which will instill our Sub conscious mind. Sources may be vary in the name of God, latest technology equipments, Great doctors whatever it may be, One thing need is ‘I will recover’ by our subconscious.

4.For Every chaos, there will be a solution. If you can’t find answer for any question within you, ask your sub conscious. It knows everything. How it’s possible means let see one practise. Before prior to sleep, just still your mind, be serenely and feel the divine in your sub conscious. Now ask it whatever you want? Do Visualize what will happen in future if you take that decission. Now, sleep peacefully. When you awake from bed, will do it repeatly. Ask this question to your sub conscious for 2 to 3 days like this manner both prior to sleep and after wakeup. Damn sure, your subconscious will reveal the answer for you within short time. Take decissions like this always.

5. Got frustrated by failure? Being tired of tendency of Lifestyle? Here a simple technique. First give prior to what you really love to do in your life. Then, be specialist in that field. Be a Giant in your field which you chosen. And remember always ‘Success is not defeating anyone’.It’s alleged in ‘Peace of Living’.

6.How to tackle hectic lifestyle? For run your full day with energentic manner do this. Before prior to sleep Flex your body and say “my toes are relaxed now, my ankle is relaxed now, my heart is relaxed now, my lungs are relaxed now, I’m going recharge my body spiritually by sleep”. And when you awake tell like this ” Today is a great day for me and everyone. I’m completely feeling divine order within me. I can easily do all my works today. God is always with me” . By practising this method you become ace in control your mind process. You can shine whatever you do. 

7. Hurted by others? Still you having rival thoughts on your mind? How to overcome this? Remember onething ‘ No one can have power to disturb you except your Own thoughts’. Don’t insist negative hetero suggestions into you. It’s your life. You’re here to live,not to hear other’s defamation. If someone pointed your fault means give them a thanks and correct it. Everyone have right to oppose your statement. You only have to go on your mark and find zenith on your field. Remember always real success hide in ‘Peace of Living’ only.

8. How to master in ‘Peace of mind’? How to forgive our  enemies? Perhaps if someone did bad thing for you  years ago means , it’s not good you still you have revenge on him. How to overcome this means, Simply pray for them. Whenever the revenge thought comes down on your mind, do pray for them like ” He will get good Life, He will get all success in life, He become a great mankind  ” like this. Why means, actually here you don’t pray for him, it’s for you only. Your inner thoughts on others reflect on your own life. So, try to love your enemies without like them and pray for them.

9.How to overcome fear and hesitance? Here a simple mantra, For example if you are going to sing a song in front of million people in the stage and you have  fear of crowd means, before that occassion do like this. Sit serenly and say into yourself ” I’m having great voice, the crowd will definitely appreciate my voice, Now I can Visualize everyone ask autograph from me after that fest” like this. Sow positive thoughts in your mind and you’ll firmly reap good only. The same technique can be followed for any occassions like Interviews in front of giants , presentation in office, speech in front of crowd everything. Remember ‘As you think, you become’.

10. How can I get success? Badly everyone wants success in their life. But, how many in us strive for that? Here a words by sacretes. Once a student asked Sacretes “how to get wisdom in life?” Suddenly, Sacretes pushed his head into water deeply and the student gasping for air badly. He could’t be there under water. Sacretes release him and ask ” what did you need while in under water?” He said, “I was gasping and only thought in my mind was air only”. Sacretes replied ” as how much you want air while in under water when as same as  you want wisdom means you will get it”. A strong desire, spirit only leads us to place of success nothing than.

11.How to break any bad habit? If we want really break any bad habit, first of all we have to accept it’s a bad habit. I want to get rid of it. Then Visualize our dear ones ( Mom, Life partner,our child, our well-wishers) all of them. Imagine in future, they all appreciate you for you got rid of that bad habit. All of them congratulate you and started loving you. By practising this manner , as soon as we can get rid of any bad habit and practise any good habit.

12.Are you feeling I’m too old for this task? Age is really a number. If you think you can’t do one task means by sub consciously you’ll get weak as soon as possible. Always think I can do this. Because, what we think inside, what we are! If you are 65 years old and feel it’s too late to start a buisness. Remember you got experience of many years by living this much years. You can guide everyone and motivate all. Always remember lot of great buisness man started from their 60s onwards  only. Age is a number. You can remember anything you learn by subconscious mind. If you told to it “I can remember” It does. If you told ” I can’t do”, you’ll forget damn sure.

Really I enjoyed while reading him. I suggest everyone to read. If you does, this book will be all your Thevaaram, Thirumurai, Bible, Quran, Tripitaka in future.