The purpose of this book is to help any new comer to this country to get the right
direction to establish them successfully. I came from a third world country 25 years ago.
I really needed a country to live for I could not live in a police state where my freedom is
smothered by state sponsored discrimination and terrorism . It took me just a few seconds
at the Toronto Airport to realize that this is the land I was looking for me and my family
to live and contribute to the welfare of this country. The first thing I was told is forget
who you are where you came from but to think that you are a citizen of this country and
to get on with your life. I was also told that don’t expect anything free but can be given to
you now to be paid for at a later stage. But lots of immigrants come to this country
thinking that for some reason God has been very unreasonable in giving this part of the
earth every thing free. God , if she or he exists outside me, didn’t give anything anybody
more than what was given to you. Only thing that was given to you is life, you cannot
refuse it, if you don’t take it you will suffer it. So you have to live it.
I have in the following pages give you some ideas that will help you to become
successful. I can only show you the road but it is up to you to take it leave it. It is a land
of freedom, I cannot force you to do it, and you are not forced to take it either. I hope
you are beginning to get the idea , we live in a land of freedom. I will explain you how
we got this freedom through a measure called social contract. Which you signed when
you accepted our offer to come to this country as an immigrant. It is an implied contact.
The bargain here is you were willing to accept certain conditions to be accepted as an
immigrant. That is the price you paid . You are allowed to complain only about the
weather, but you were already told about it. So that is irrelevant.
In those distant land you came from, there are certain restrictions and superstitions.
We have no such restrictions here. What you have is total freedom. Freedom in both
ways. Your freedom and the freedom of others. It goes both ways. What is good for you
is good for every one else too. There are no kings, no land owners, no caste systems,
class systems etc. You are totally free to exercise your freedom to pursue your dreams
without interfering with others freedom. The laws are simple. Just be a good person and
you will never break any law of this land.
Lately we are having some difficulties with some group of migrants. They simply take
our greatness, goodness and courtesy as a sign of weakness. Once I asked a friend of
mine if I could go to place of worship in his former country. He said no. I asked why, he
said you have to be of a certain religion. See who created who. God created man or man
You are here and you can do whatever you want to do. You are free of social and
political bondage. My advice is simple, get a job and work like hell till you are the only
one left in that field of endeavour. Then start a small business and there on sky is the
limit, if there is a limit. I will give you a good exercise, we need to find a way to travel
faster than light so that we can discover new lands for us to live. Can you do it?
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO THIS LAND?
I will tell you why did I come to this country. I came for a better life, to be free and at
peace and to give my children a better chance at living their dreams. I came 25 years
ago. I achieved more in those 25 years than I would have achieved in 3 generations back
in my old country. My friend you can do the same thing. It does not matter what your
country of origin, what nationality you are, what class or caste or race or religion or what
ever it may be, a woman or man it does not matter. This is the new world. Everybody
begins at the same starting line. Your starting line is the day you arrived into this new
world. This is not the country you left. It is different. The opportunities are infinite; you
can go to moon if you want. Just ask some of the well to do immigrants, they will tell you
it has never been so good. Remember this date in your life. September 11th, 2001. This
country changed for better. The system will not tolerate people who come to this country
and take advantage of our open and liberal attitudes. We welcome everybody with a
smile and like you as new citizen. But what we don’t like is don’t take our greatness as
our weakness. Please beware that don’t think we don’t know, it is not that we allow you
to get away with trivial things. September 11th changed me, as an immigrant myself I
have failed in my duty to protect this great land that invited me and allowed me to
prosper. This book is a dedication to those people died in New York and those who are
fighting the people who caused it. I am sure they belong to the cave ear. It is my duty to
help new immigrants to become part of this great land and I am going to give my
insights, which will help you to become very successful. When you do well we all do
well. Rising tide lifts all boats. When we all do well we all do well.
So you abandoned your family, your friends, your community, your identity, your home
and land, your father and mother, your brother and sister, your everything and you came
to this country. Right. What compelled you to do this my friend. Some thing terrible must
have forced you do this. Think about it for a while. Your lost a hell of a lot. You lost your
hopes and dreams my friend. You are a shameless son of a bitch arrived at our shores
with a bowl in your hand. I hope I am not rubbing salt in to your bruised ego. Some
people lost their pride and arrogance, some people lost their property, some people lost
their power and fame. You came here with nothing, but we are going to make it for you.
We will give you a place to stand, let us throw in a couple of months of money to feed
yourself till you find a job, any job to get started. If you want to be the prime minister of
this country you can have it too. But in the name of God inside you don’t be a beggar in
this country. Step up to the plate and show us that you can make it up to the hall of fame.
Neither free rides nor free meals. Just bring out you best and sell it us. If it is good we
will buy it.
WHAT DOES IMMIGRATION MEANS
To many people it has different meanings but they all boil down to one thing survival. It
is the inborn nature of all things to move in the direction of comfort. You see migration
of birds and animals. Same thing. We are a product, we are a product that is being
refined through natural selection and that is the innate character of our molecules or the
atoms or the intelligence. I am sure you are aware that once upon a time we dwelled in
the caves like animals then we came out of caves very recently and have been on the
move since then, we have become very informed, intelligent and interpretative.
Interpretative is what makes us to seek and move. In this respect every one of us is a
migrant we are trying to move seeking new adventures. While people in some parts of the
world are trying to move towards the temperate regions for better living, for we have
destroyed the tropical regions, the people in the temperate regions are moving to other
planets. People are seeking freedom from starvation, from threat to their lives, to pursue
their dreams etc. To a man in some country immigration means seeking food, but in
America a man may migrate to another planet just to preserve his freedom.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ACCEPTED AS AN IMMIGRANT
It has several meanings, the one I am particularly interested in pointing out are your
obligation and the obligations of the state or country. This land and you entered into a
contract. This contract does not mean that you are here to live off the system. We don’t
need people to live off our hard work. There , inside you are all the necessary tools and
ideas to become independent of our welfare system. The welfare system is a safety net
not a eternal provider. To support the welfare system some body got to do the work of
creating the goods and services and then to maintain the welfare infrastructure. So the
system can support some people for some time not all forever. A system like Soviet
Union failed for the system could continue supporting people forever. Soviet system is
the ideal utopian system but not as long as man is a lazy opportunist. We have installed
checks and bounds to prevent the system being abused.
Let me put it this way, an ideal immigration system would have been like the old British
idea of land colonization. People who need new life may apply for land from the
government and the government after assessing the needs allocate 1-2 acres in the crown
land and you go there, clear the land and cultivate and make your life. You see the idea is
the same, today we need people to operate modern cities, so we bring people who need
work and match them up with our needs. It is win-win situation. It is hard for the state to
take advantage of you, but you can invisibly take advantage of the system. The state is
run by 3 forms of governments; the Legislative body, the Executive body and the
Judiciary body, plus the Media. The media is the whistle blower. If any one these bodies
does something wrong media analyze and criticize. Where you came from the media
probably have no power. But here we do. Government is elected once in four years and
after that we have no power, but we exert our voices through the media. The media has
brought down huge empires. People trust media more than the government.
We need you, you need us, the country needs you to perform certain vital functions.
First of all you must take care of yourself. Up to a point you don’t have to do any service
to the state. That service is called taxes, we call it the social cost. The cost of mainting the
state.. Since you are doing what you are good at, we take some burden off your mind. But
nothing is free, we have to “employ” some one to man the Medical, Fire and Police
services. These people are paid from a fee we levy from you called taxes. This is a must
for we are not yet an utopian society. The ideal world is a world in which everyone in
sedentary position living off air and water in complete meditation. We are not yet there
so, lets deal with reality. We need food and shelter, as long as we have flesh in our body
we are likely targets of predatory animals, so we have to be more practical unless we can
watch with exuberance our own kind being eaten alive while screaming. I am going deep
into this subject. It may be difficult for people to understand our huge institutions but
they all evolved from fundamental human principles.
Do you know what I am doing? I am using a titan rocket to boost you into the
stratosphere So that you can become successful faster, quicker and easier. We want you
to be a profitable citizen, a contributing citizen, a loving citizen. I want to cut that social
conditioning, misunderstanding, ignorance and all that garbage so that you can become a
laser beam of performance. I really in my heart want you to be successful. You are born
to be a winner; when you and I and all of us win, we all win. We rise as a nation of
people. This what I want you to do; participate, promote, produce, provide, proliferate,
perform, praise and become significant. Yes, you can because this land is full of people
who came looking for freedom. We all were disillusioned with old system that controlled
people, you have to be somebody in your former country, here you can be any body and
make to the top.
So a new immigrant means you are given another chance at your dreams. You are given a
clean sheet of paper to show your artistic talents. That is what it means to be a new
immigrant. We the early comers are extending a hand at you to come on board.
Remember too that our kindness comes from our strength not from our weaknesses. Lots
of immigrants come here and think that we are ignorant and naïve, no we are not, we are
great people. That is it . We want you to integrate and become part of the great landscape.
LAND OF TWO REALITIES
There is nothing wrong with the country you came from. It worked under certain level of
technical advancement. Each society evolves into a stagnating level. It cannot go any
further for they have found a comfortable level of living and the inventive breeds have
either died or the have migrated to new lands, like you. The mere migration alone tell you
that you are an inventive breed.
Each society develops through three step process, called the sigma curve, a slow rising
curve of painful emergence, a steep rise to power and then a flat curve of stabilization.
But for the society to grow there should be expansion in technical innovations, these
technical evolution transform into cultural values and the cultural values determine the
perimeter of the society. These cultural values are sometimes legislated into laws that
maintain the society. A good example is world over Sunday is a holiday but in some
countries Friday is a holiday. This puts that country at odd with the other countries that
follow the international day of holiday. They are virtually shutting off two days of
business activity. One on Friday and other on Sunday. Please remember, when I mean
business day, that is the day you work to produce food and other necessities. In a modern
society work means a lot more than just producing food. In your former country the
population needs less necessities and hence less standard of living therefore less
opportunity for work. We have a consumer society, which allows us to create
employment and other opportunities. Our institutions are geared to create employment
and the government does exactly the same.
When standard of living drops below a certain critical level civil disobedience in a
peaceful manner begins, if allowed to continue will lead to civil commotion and soon
develop into armed struggle. Most educated and entrepreneurial people begin to migrate
to greener pastures at the first sign of trouble. As the struggle deepens more and more
people leave and finally the refugees come to new land. My friend I want to help you,
irrespective of which spectrum you belong to you can make it , if only you want make it.
It is not easy it may be difficult but not impossible. But difficulties are blessing in
disguise. All oppositions to your dreams are just the wind that helps your kite to rise.
Stronger the challenges higher you go.
We have over the last two centuries developed several association and they are in place
to promote knowledge, creativity, inventiveness, entrepreneurship and leadership. So we
have all the systems in place for you to succeed. But ghettoism gets into the head of the
people when they form association with their own people from the former country. It is
easy when you have no sense of our culture, no knowledge of our language and if you are
a visible minority you find comfort in the association of your former country mates. You
exchange negative ideas and soon you are heading in the wrong direction. When I came
to this country my brother, who was already here, told me get a job, any job and work
you way up. I did that and I never looked back. This book is my next level of
advancement. I built a beautiful business before this. So you have two choices.
You can become a great citizen or you become the greatest burden to us. The choice is up
to you, if you are reading this book and if you have come so far you are a great citizen. I
hope this compliment should propel you into the stratosphere. You have found the Titan
rocket and your Apollo mission is on its way to paradise.
You were given a life, you did not ask for it, you cannot refuse it. It is yours and yours
alone. I do not know what makes people to tick, but I know that there is a desire in me to
do the impossible. I guess it is like a fly inside an enclosed yet transparent dome, it is like
a fetus inside the womb of the mother, both trying to deliver into another world. I am
trying to free myself to be born into another world or another more comfortable form. I
wonder sometimes if I am doing the unnecessary instead of doing the necessary to free
myself, but I have to work myself out of it. To be good at what I am and to enjoy the
fruits of my labour I have grow into the state and conscience myself alone You see the
cocoon of the butterfly, it remains dormant and when it is ready to come out, it wriggles
out with much difficulty. If it does not make that struggle, and if someone assists it by
breaking the cocoon, it never flies. Amazing creation of nature, isn't it? And when it
comes out of it on its own it is the most beautiful thing in the world. Look at a flower
bud, force it to open and it will not be beautiful, let it come out on its own and it is
So you moved from an old domain into a new domain. You could have stayed there.
Now that you have come here you have to face new realities. The beautiful homes and
the carefully mowed lawns, the smooth roads and safe side walks, the telephone and
television systems, the hospitals and healthcare systems, the cars and the clean air, the
clean water and the uninterrupted electricity supply, the list is end less. These are not
free and some one is putting their effort into them, so we have to pay for them. For
people coming from hunter gatherer societies it is matter of walking into nature to pick
what is available, not what they want. But here we have created a producer, distributor,
consumer society. It is a chain and every link and sprocket has to be oiled, that means
nothing is free. Either you become part of the chain or get crushed. That means you have
to find a job, any job. I like that slogan, down the road I may write another book titled,
“Find a job, Any job”. All jobs are the same, you work, that is it. The beauty of our
system is that to become the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) you have to work your way
up. It does not matter whether you are the son of the most prominent businessman or you
went to Harvard or Yale. If you don’t know the finest details of the business you will be
eaten alive. So you think you are discriminated at the job level, my dear friend show me
how to sweep the floor I will tell you if you can do the job you are qualified for! You
may be 30 or 40 years old with good education but we put our children through real life
early in the life, so they are ahead of you but younger than you. Let see the dexterity of
your hand, brain and your mind. You can fool some people all the time, all people
sometimes not all the people all the time. I am going to give you an example of a small
immigrant trader, every time I go to buy something first he will ring the cash register
with a higher price, then he will say sorry and re-do the register with high price, higher
than the sticker price. See he thinks that since he pretend to be an honest man I believe
him to be an honest man. Yes I did for the first time. Second time it happened I became
concerned about his integrity. He is such an idiot that he did the same thing to a friend of
mine in my present. It probably works where you came from, because you are dealing
with a less informed society, here in this part of the world people are well informed.
When we let you get away with it, it is our nature to forgive but not to forget. We let you
grow through your own experience. See in your former country money is some thing that
you accumulate, but here money is something you circulate to create prosperity. We are
not weaklings, we are strong people, we know what money is, money is work. If you can
work, you can make money. What is so difficult about it? Since work is our religion we
do it with reverence. Am I too hot for you to handle. The plane back to your country
does not leave until tomorrow 9.00am do not panic!
So you have decided to stay, thank you!. You are going to get your first job; I am going
to get it for you. Walk into any place and tell the employer give me a job, any job and if I
don’t make money for you, you can fire me and you don’t have to pay even a red penny
for me. I will tell you even if you don’t make any money for him he will keep you
because it is hard to find a person with such dogged determination and attitude, he may
after sometime let you run his business. This is my experience, I walked in and asked
when do I start, the guy looked at me and said tomorrow, I said how about today, he said
your clothes are too good, come tomorrow. Seven years later he offered the company to
me for $1,000,000, I didn’t have the money so I let it go. Six month later I started my
own business, it had been the launching pad for many of the people worked for me. I
helped many of them to start a job, buy a home, get a better jib etc. My dear friend I want
to help the world, and writing a book is the fastest way to help a larger number of people.
They are all doing well except people who didn’t believe in them and in me. Today we
are making automotive parts for one of the American car manufacturer. See what you can
do for yourself, and what you can do for your fellow citizens and what you can do for
your country and what you can do for the world ! Amazing isn’t it. That is the true
potential of us, the human beings. We take ordinary people and make them extraordinary.
Back in your country you were merely a living thing but here you a scintillating
performer. How can it be possible? Do you know a human body has enough hydrogen
molecules to power a big city for one week. Each molecule in your body is capable
storing 1 trillion bytes of information? My friend you are a marvelous creation not a
martyr. We need that unique genetic code only unique to you to create goodness for all of
HOW GOOD ARE THE AMERICAS
The best so far. We are good people, but we are not naïve. We know what it is to be like a
human being. We are still in the animal world. Among the animals we are the Lions, the
Eagles, the Ants and the Honey bees. We understand we are the pinnacles of civilization.
I lived in Europe we foreigners are foreigners to them. As individuals I didn’t see any
difference but as a society they are little bit apprehensive but that was 25 years ago.
Today, the present generation is more universal. My children view all people are the
same, because they grew up not under a colonial mentality but under universality. Former
President Bill Clinton epitomized it, he grew up in a cosmopolitan society, whereas
before him the Presidents grew in segregated society, so you cannot blame them. Today
with the Information Technology we talk to all forms of people all over the world. The
long distance telephone calls are easily affordable, Air travel is affordable, there is
surplus capacity at least in America, Europe, Japan, Korea etc. We would like to
distribute this wealth with the other nations but they are imbued in racial, cultural,
religious, tribal inequalities and superstitions. They view us with suspicion. They think
we are trying to infringe into their homes. We are not, we are trying to give you an idea
that will make the world a better place to live. A good example is we pay a lot of money
for oil from the middle east and what have they done with the new found wealth, they
finance terrorism, at least that is what we hear. Why don’t they build Schools,
Universities, Hospitals, and Telecommunication systems, Roads etc?
They are still living in the era of the kings and priests, but they need western medicine for
sickness. We are trying to tell them you must treat people equally, but neither the leaders
want to concede nor the people are ready for it. You see a beaver build a dam to provide
food and shelter for its own survival, A bird builds a nest for its eggs and the chicks.
Here in this part of the world including India we keep people believing that you all are
sacrificial lambs born to be killed. I cannot comprehend how people who commit suicide
in the name of others. In those days we had soldiers who went to war and died for the
king, but we have come a long way and today people are safe. We don’t need the king or
the Priest to protect us. If I tell my children some thing and they want to discuss the
merits and demerits of my idea, for the idea that looks good in my eyes don’t look alright
in their free minds. When we have come so far into freedom, my child is free as soon as
or even before it is born, in other parts of the world you see the imposition of the views of
the King, the Religion and the Parents. That because we provide them with food, care and
shelter does not mean that they are slaves. Why pray to God and take the chance when
you can accurately predict the outcome of your own behaviour? I am stirring up your
emotions and the thought processor!. Yes I am , I want you to take a sip of real freedom.
But there is a bargain that is you will not have some else to blame except you!
Scientifically it has been proved that if you do something, there is a specific outcome. If
you do wrong, you will face the penalty. If you write a cheque you have to put money in
the bank, If you didn’t go to work, you will not get the food, If you treat some one bad ,
you will be treated badly. I know exactly what will happen to me if I do something. My
secretary is a little girl, she tells me her parents taught her early in her life about action
and reaction. You don’t need volumes and volumes of religious book to teach that simple
concept. When you believe in religion instead of you, you are displaying your inner
weakness, you are taking chances. Let me give it you as a bitter dose, it will cure your
illness. From this very moment without procrastinating do what is good. The
outcome of that behaviour will bring about peace and prosperity of mind.
This is not I, it is the American level of mind development, I was conditioned by the
greatness of this system. We work hard, Money is work, when you plough the field and
tender the crop you will get all you need. Work will also reveal universal laws of mind
and body. Since work is better than a religion we love to work, that way you love
religion. Lets do a small exercise, for one week you go to temple and then another week
you go to work. After the two weeks gone take an assessment of your two acts. If religion
yielded more peace and prosperity stay with it. You must not receive any food or drink
free from any source. Look in your home how many clocks, watches and timepieces
do you have and then take an inventory of the number pictures of god in your home. Why
do we have time displayed all over, even here on my computer on the right hand bottom
corner the time is constantly displayed and updated? Your life is time. Within this time
period you have to conduct your life with ease and peace. You must respect religion but
not fear religion. I have to emphasis religion because too many wars and conflicts are
going on in the name of religion. All religion teach to love each other.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PEACE, HARMONY, UNITY AND CO-OPERATION.
Have you ever achieved any thing constructive when you are angry or agitated? Only
thing that can be achieved by anger and intolerance are war and destruction. Peace is very
important at all time and at all levels. As a new immigrant you left your former country
due to many reasons. Most of us leave because there is no peace at different levels. At the
family level it could be due to economic reasons, such as lack of employment or business
opportunity or education of your children. When our minds are not at peace we become
unrest and family feud may cause emotional situation. When there is not enough income
quarrels are not uncommon. Peace and economy go hand in hand. Without economic
satisfaction peace will be difficult to maintain and without peace economic self
sufficiency cannot be reached . They go hand in hand. We in America achieved economic
sufficiency and surplus through decades of peace. Economic satisfaction is required for
peace at family level, community level, national level and international level. Since we
are a high trust society seldom we see troubles. We trust each other, the government and
the institutions, but this trust is possible of the economic miracle. Every country needs a
When do you have to practice Peace, Harmony, Cooperation, and Tolerance etc? Any
time anywhere and with any one. So simple. Extremely important with your family, with
friends, with fellow workers, with the community and at the national and foreign levels.
Let me put it this way there is no reason for dispute and there are all the reasons for
discussion and dialogue. At the national level the government ensures there is peace.
Peace is a prerequisite for prosperity, and freedom is a prerequisite for expression.
I happened to have been to the courthouse three times. All three times I was the
All three times the people who alleged me are immigrants. The first one involved an
individual quarreled with me inside my office and I have to defend myself. It was an act
of defense, but the police alleged that I have no right to do so. May be we used little but
extra force, the question is if I used more than what is necessary. I came out with a peace
bond. Then the second one involved a young lady who the government asked me to
rehabilitate, for she had some problem with the law. She came on Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday, Monday was a holiday, Tuesday reported sick and Wednesday I sent her
home and Thursday the police arrested me for sexual assault. She used my good nature of
touching to communicate with people as an insult, offense and assault. I told the truth to
the police and the courts and I was warned not to touch people. Then sent me home with
Then the third one is for having transported regulated chemicals without proper
documents. It is a minor offence. I have been to the courts three times, this immigrant
officer has charged me with an offense but he is reluctant to give me the disclosure,
which is the evidence. He thought in this country we have kangaroo courts. He coming
with a head gear gave me the indication he has that fanatic mentality. He thought if he
perceives something as wrong in his mind , then it is wrong. He cannot see something
from my perspective and in the perspective of other people. He has to prove beyond
doubt that he was right in his thought and action. Then he has to prove that what I did
was wrong. He has accused me of an offense but he is scared to produce the evidence.
Lately he has been charging very people and these innocent people pleas guilt for lesser
sentence. We fixed him up well.
This incident is a very clear proof why peace is very important. He could have chose to
settle this in a peaceful manner, but he thought that because he works for the government
he is all-powerful and he can impose his views. We did not commit any willful crime, it
was mere an oversight. Coming from a stubborn culture it is hard for him to consult and
compromise. The government is not against the people it is by the people, for the people
and of the people. The government is least inclined in punishing people but most in the
business of guiding people. Two thing are obvious in this case, if I am not vigilant some
one may over run my freedom, two if I have surrendered my right of determination to the
legislative and executive body called the government. I cannot be the plaintiff and the
judge at the same time. You as an immigrant, and if you are from a third world country I
want you to memorize that phrase.
At the courtrooms I saw mostly people of dark skin color. I do not know why. If you are
dark skin color, dressed in baggy pants, uncut and unkempt hair, beard and moustache,
you are uncivilized. Am I right? Why are the courtrooms full of these people? Are they
being perceived as criminals or are they real criminals? How did they get into trouble
with the law? I think they apply their old country customs to this new land where what is
perceived as legal is considered an offence.
If you go to any work place you will see people properly dressed, hair cut, beard shaved,
pants well suited and a sense of loyalty and dedication to work. The business place is
where discipline is exercised best. The purpose of business is to make money and profit.
The government has given carte blanche to the businesses conduct businesses like. The
government has vested interest in the businesses because they provide about 75% of the
tax revenues. So if you are looking for a job, you will find work. You won’t find a job but
work. And if you don’t produce more than you are paid you are fired. Every businessman
is making sure the enterprise make profit. These small enterprises are the backbone of our
economic prosperity and political clout all over the world. We have mastered the art of
supply and demand. I hope third world countries will come to grip of this reality.
I have presented you with two worlds and let you be the judge. The first situation is a
drain on our resources and the second one is the real profit and a boost to our resources.
A peaceful community is very important for prosperity.
You have come to this country your right to judgment is taken away and replaced with
right to justice. That power has been taken and vested in the courts. Your right to
judgment stops with you anything beyond is not advocated. You can decide what food is
good for you, you can recommend your food to me, but you cannot force it into my
mouth. As long as you remember this you will never get into trouble with the law. Simply
said do not force your views into other people's mind.
THE IMPORTANCE OF LOYALTY
After the 911 incidents, I questioned the loyalty and allegiance of some immigrants. I am
an advocate of integration. There were some people who felt that the act of violence is
justifiable. These are the very people came from a defunct system and send money every
month to support their family and relatives. It is very sad that when we let them into our
homes they favour destruction of our home. Applying the law of morality they will soon
do the same to themselves, for what you do to others you will soon do to yoreself. Now
that you have come to our country, it is okay to maintain your ties and culture but to tell
us that we should change to your culture and religion is hijacking our freedom and testing
our patience. Tell me why every one wants to come here and sell their product to us?
Can’t you find market within your country or can’t you find employment in your country.
Why us? We give you everything and then you turn around and say how about you
become us and our thoughts and bahaviour. How can you justify it, for the system you are
advocating failed in your country?
As a new immigrant your first duty is to become loyal to this land, if you do that you will
never have any problem. I never had any problem, but some people told me I sold myself
out. My dear friend you sold out more than I am, for when you applied for immigration
and was accepted you made a deal which you either have forgotten or was not aware of
it. It is not the question of selling out; it is a question of your intelligence and ignorance.
If you maintain this disloyalty issue, it is going to permeate in your conscience and
destroy your very life. Make a choice, either adopt or say adieus; so long. It is good for
you and for us. A divorce in this case is better than a marriage. Since it is a lose-lose
situation and since the country cannot leave you, you have to leave. I am not being a
racist or discriminatory for I am an immigrant too. A recent one.
There is nothing half hearted in life. Life is a serious business. Either you are in it fully or
you are not in it. Make no mistake about it. Besides you are here so we expect your social
contributions called taxes. You have to pay them. You may probably get away with it for
some time, but in the long run morality will prevail. Your life is how honest you are with
yourself. If you are loyal, honest and sincere about your life, then you will realize that
how important is it to be loyal, honest and sincere about this country, to this country and
to your country. This is your country, it has been for me for the last 20 years. In the name
of your children be one.
There are some people who hate us completely, then there are people who hate some
people of this country. Once upon a time it was White and Black, either you are white or
you are black, not anymore you get White, off white, Black, off black, Brown, yellow
and a whole range of skin colours. So what is this discrimination. I employed a girl from
the Caribbean , then I employed a recent immigrant from India, he told me why do you
employ a black. I told him listen this is America, we don’t care how you look, if you are
good and hard working you are in. So don’t give us that long talk about discrimination. I
know who are the worst racists, I came form one. It is tribalism at its best. Once up on a
time, yes we were, but we have changed. Through mixing and matching we are
producing better human beings, stronger physically and intellectually. You in your own
country through tribalism cause inbreeding depression and people are suffering from
genetic diseases such as .Diabetics, Asthma, Arthritis are manifesting more and more.
We may not be the best but we have a better human nature. We are offering sanctuary to
you and you are blaming us for your failures. Please understand us, when we say please
and soft words two things must be obvious one is our urgent need for peace and two is it
is not we are acting through fear and weakness but through clear conscience and strength.
We went through eras of illiteracy, famine, diseases and wars, something similar to what
is happening in the land of religious superstition and illiteracy. We are trying to help
them, but they say we are interfering with their stability. How can we sit back when 50
million people are suffering from AIDS and 500 million women don’t have freedom and
750 million people are poor in India. We are no different from these people, but what
makes us different is our experience with civilisation. Look at our constitution; they all
reinforce freedom, and equality. We need these as a precursor for peace and prosperity.
You cannot keep men under your feet and women behind veil and expect to run a moral
world. Moral world comes from self directed and disciplined life. If you want to be in
control of my life first see if you can control your life and your morality, it is easier to
control others than to control our self. That is called fanatism. A few self proclaimed
leader vs people elected leaders, there is no comparison, if you coerce people into union
when you lose power they will turn the guns against you. When you have democracy
there is a way for people to eject and elect. When that choice is not available people take
up arms. There are at least 2 billion people to be liberated.
You have come to the land of greatness; you are the proof of it. If it is not you would not
have migrated to our land. So live it, don’t lose it. There is a theory of mine called 90:9:1.
90% of the people exist, 9 percent follow and 1 percent lead. But democracy will wither
into anarchy if you don’t become vigilant. Democracy depends on your strength every
one of us must exercise our commitment to it. Democracy is not for the ignorant, not for
illiterate, not for the indolent, not for the inferior. It is only possible in a well mancipated,
illuminated, enlightened and radiant society. People must be equal and enlightened. If
you look around us we are surrounded by information, it is IN-FORMATION, it means it
is forming inside, the development of who you are. That is how we become aware. I am
using heavy artillery to drive home my convictions, for I believe that in a civilized
society information is what you give people, you don’t force any thing upon them.
They are as free as you are to live. My freedom stops where my nose ends, anything
beyond my nose end become public and where your nose begins your rights and freedom
begin. So anything between our noses must be done in the greater interest of the public.
This is democracy at its best. See the third person, as a member or members of the public
must not be affected by the feud between both of us. How would you feel if you are the
third party? Now you know how much more work has to be done. It is your duty now. To
do all these you have to believe in our system of democracy, you can steal as long as you
are willing to pay the price for it later. The difference is now or later. Democracy is a
fine, firm and equitable system. If you come from a tribal, hunter gatherer society it may
look absurd, for in old system you just go into the nature and pick up all that is available,
may not all what you want.
ON TRUSTFULNESS AND TRUSTWORTHINESS
This is a huge subject and the most important too. I have browsed through one book
called Trust by Francis Fukuyama. He thinks to create prosperity we need TRUST.
Whom do you trust first? Your parents, of the parents whom do you trust first? Your
mother. Can you trust all the mothers all the time? No. We have seen mothers leaving
their day old in the garbage and run away. Why do we have to trust some one else or
you? Safety and Survival? I think we all have a selfish motive. The ultimate motive is
survival. To survive we depend, to depend we trust. We strike a bargain by which we
enter into an agreement that I will not kill you provided you don’t kill me. But if we run
out of all available options then we kill each other. So basically it is regarding the matter
Two thousand years ago, whom did the people trust? May be the immediate family,
Today whom do we trust the most? It is still the immediate family. It is the dependability,
It is the sense of security and sense of hope. Man is still an animal from the perspective
of the prophets. If man were any better we would not have had Lord Buddha and
Buddhism, Jesus Christ and Christianity, Islam and Prophet Mohammad. Hinduism for
some reason had no father. These four major teachings brought people together to trust
each other. Even though man has advanced more than the animals in the direction of
Trust, I am yet to see an animal kills its own type to live. I have seen them fighting but
not killing. So basically there is more trust among animals than among people. This is the
very reason there is a greater need for us to advance the science of trust because we will
kill each other to survive. If man were any better, there would not have been the
religions. The technology develops where there is greater need. So trust is a technical
phenomenon. It is like the computing power of a computer. We have to introduce it from
Trust is very important for us to achieve what we want to achieve. I grew up in high trust
family so we trust people more than others. Where does then the habit of trust come? Is it
genetic or environmental? Whatever it is to survive one needs trust. The extent of our
prosperity depends on our ability to trust. Look at the high trust societies they all do well
and the probability of their survival is higher in every respect. They enjoy disease free
days, food is adequate, roads are safe, and the life is safe. They have achieved a good
standard of living through trust.
You have just come in as new immigrant and you will find us trust you a little better than
in your country. When I came as a new immigrant, the level of trust was a little better
than today. With the influx of larger percentage of people from low trust countries trust is
under fire, there is nothing wrong with them, in their country the laws are not clearly
defined and they see animals killing animals to survive. The property belongs to the
nature and hence I can harvest all what the nature can produce. In a democratic society
the right to justice has been taken away from the accuser but where you came from the
accuser is the prosecutor and the executor. The defendant has no right. The physically
strong is right and the weak is wrong.
I have seen, heard and experienced of new immigrants from certain countries tend to
impose their right outside the legal system. They are naïve in the sense that through a
pact called social contract we have abdicated that right to a common body called the
judicial branch of the government. The plaintiff has the right to complain. That is where
the right stops. Gang violence, physical fights are the manifestations of low trust
On an individual basis your chances of success depends on your trustworthiness and
trustfulness. These are the two main branches of trust. Trustworthiness depends on how
much others can trust you and trustfulness depends on how much you can trust others.
These two are like a railway track on which the freight train of yours will move forward.
If both tracks are of very high integrity faster you will go. Between Trustworthiness and
Trustfulness lies a whole lot of human nature called credibility. I learned this in a very
hard way. I am trying to rebuild my credibility. Credibility seems like chastity. Once lost
it is lost forever.
In the third world countries the extent of trust is not diffused as in developed countries.
In developed countries trust is reinforced by contracts, which are enforceable in a court of
law. The absence of the laws makes it difficult for people to come together for a common
economic purpose. It is an evolutionary problem the third world countries will take some
time to realize the advantage of Trust. Trust when accepted in a wider population may
bring better economic standard. It is a matter of how wider it is accepted. As a new comer
you are viewed as an outsider, and you may have to prove that you are trustworthy. In
this end you are going to maintain a high degree of trustworthiness.
EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS.
However absurd your views may be, express it to find acceptance. You can express any
view as long it is not offensive to rest of the society and threatens its very existence. You
cannot wield a gun to impose or you cannot use words to threaten some one. That you
have abdicated the moment you accepted papers to migrate, boarded the boat and landed
at our shores. There are three waysyou can express yourself, one is by vote, and other is
by litigation and third is by mediation. We vote once in 4 years, litigation if you have
talent or money or both, mediation is through the media, we call it the third government.
You can write to the editor, you can start your own newspaper or Radio or TV station,
now you can start you own IT center on Internet. So if you have some thing to express it
and if it is good it will rise to the top. The cream always rises to the top. We are working
towards a Utopian society. Some of us are already there and we enjoy every moment.
How about you, when will you get there?
Imagine what will be the fate of democracy, if we vote once in four years and then let
those members do whatever they want to do. The parliament is not the perfect place, but
what is the alternative? That is why we have watchdogs, the Judiciary and the Media.
You will hear of polls, the media for political acceptance conducts these at any given
time. The private sector wants to be free so they created the media as an arm of the free
and they do a better job than the government, Government can only legislate and execute,
but the executive body cannot deal with all, therefore we need a public forum to watch
the government. In most countries the editors and reporters are in jail, not because they
did something wrong but if allowed they may blow the whistle on the people in power
especially the king. It all boils down to ignorance. I cannot live in freedom when you are
not free and I cannot improve my standard of life when rest of the economy is in disarray.
If I keep taking from the system soon I will run out of it. If you are not producing I
cannot take, therefore to preserve me I want to preserve you. Either you are intelligent or
you will become one. If you don’t stand up for yourself against the intruder or the
imposer or the aggressor, he will never know when to stop. If both of us lack clear
conscience and freedom soon everything will deteriorate down to savagery. I am talking
about my experience. I brought down two government departments to sanity. Two
government officers both are immigrants thought when they got jobs in the government,
they presumed they are supreme commanders, but didn’t know that they can exert their
powers only through the judiciary body. So they have to take you before a judge and
proof their case, the onus is upon them to proof beyond reasonable doubt that wrong was
committed. When I lose I pay a penalty when they lose I will claim my loot. Once they
know that I am not an ignorant immigrant they are looking for cover. I wish I could sue
one of them for having not cut his hair and shaved his beard. It looks so ugly in a
civilized society. I would like to do bacterial culture to proof that he made me sick. Let
the politician say whatever they want to say, but to live healthily one has to shave, cut
hair and bathe regularly. I am not trying to be judgmental but it is a fact. Our body is
mostly organic in nature. These organic compounds succumb to bacterial action.
Bacterial action produces all form of unhealthy conditions. Our body is a perfect culture
media for all forms of viruses and germs. So let us cultivate ourselves to live in a civil
Money is wonderful thing we ever invented. All our efforts and yields are subjected this a
common denominator, that is justice for all and that is fairness. Money is the reward for
your expression either in art, talent or in creativity. You can measure your efforts in
money and call it expenses and what ever it yields can be measured in money and call it
revenue, the difference is either profit or loss. Do you have a better way to evaluate your
claims? You can argue you case in abstract and claim victory, but the merits and demerits
can only evaluated if you subject it to a common test. The surpluses of a country are a
good measure of its management of the society. India is the largest democracy in the
world, people are literally free but are they economically free? Deep in the society there
is master servant relationship and land owner tenant relationship is allowed to prevail and
flourish. A country like India and China depend on export economy, where as ours is one
of self sustaining economy. Why cannot they introduce liberty and freedom to allow
people to become creative and enjoy life? It is hard for them to break out of this social
dilemma; the leaders themselves need to look into their hearts and minds to free
themselves first, so that they can free others. What India need is land, social and
economic reform to bring the ordinary people into the main stream. What China need if
democracy so that people can impose their birth rights.
Once up on a time a religious leader from India came to visit me. He is nuclear physicist.
He was in the process of helping his people. Excellent idea. After the discussion, I told
him what is needed is social reform, land reform and financial reform. Three major
institutions of his country are underdeveloped. You see where I am coming from. I friend
of mine said China and India are the next super powers, yes they will be, but not until
their people are free politically, socially and economically. It is a long road ahead. In
early 1950’s we knew that if we don’t free the African Americans from slavery and
women from breeding pens we will be gone as a nation. 60% of the people are not free.
10% for the Africans and 50% for the women. Look in 50 years we have done a
remarkable progress. In China what is needed is political freedom and in India what is
needed is social reform. They must focus on providing goods and services to their people
before selling to us. You feed your family first and if there is any excess will sell to the
neighbours. India and China, don’t need export markets, they have 2.3 billion consumers
in their own country. Why not introduce reforms? Look at Japan and Korea and learn.
They have finally realized that they have to become world class society and they are
doing well. They are not worried about losing their identity to invent world identity. They
have risen from success to significance.
There is nothing called American Imperialism. Simply put we have mastered the art of
human management. Freedom and Creativity are synonymous. Give a child a clean sheet
of paper and a pencil and leave it alone and see the expression of innate self. That is what
we are everyone is free to express. Expression of speech, Expression of creative talents,
Expression of love etc, these are our landmarks. Are the other countries ready to concede
and are the people ready not to abuse it? It is long and arduous process.
Look at Sri Lanka, in 50 years since freedom it has gone down to savagery and
indiscriminate killing. They were not ready for freedom. When we come to your land and
manage your affairs it is Imperialism, when you manage it, it is Barbarianism. The choice
is up to you. You have come to this land you have no choice till you bring enough of your
people to build up a majority to tell us what to do. That is why we have a very powerful
military to go where there are plots being hatched and exported. Germany, Japan, Italy,
Russia and recently the Arabs tried to subdue us. They cannot because their systems will
not produce voluntary support except for few suicidal talents. When they send live people
to war we send-unmanned missiles. We respect our citizens therefore we developed
unmanned warfare so that whatever mission is undertaken there is no public out cry. How
can we send an ordinary citizen to war when the President in living in comfort?. We
mastered the science of unmanned warfare. The total number of people died between
1990-2001 in war is less than 100. We have preserved freedom with very little manpower
loss. We preserved freedom for other nations. One person dying in a war is too many
YOUR FORMER CULTURE
I call it your former culture for you are no more in it. You are and I will predict with
certainty one of the two will happen either you will go back to your country or you will
change. Don’t even think of any thing else. The faster you learn to swim in the culture
farther you will go; you stay in your culture you will stagnate. Your know about slavery,
the people of Africa were brought to this country and made slaves. It was better than
what they had in Africa but far worst than what they saw in America. They fought for it
and got it. They were exposed to a latest of human intelligence and they wanted to be part
of it. It was not given to then in a gold platter, they have to fight for it. If it was given to
them without asking they would have never cherished it. Today they have become very
equal to the “White” counterparts. If not for the European political, economic and social
advancement the Africans would have remained as savages. Our work is now in the
Arabian area, where ordinary people are not educated enough to understand what
freedom is, Freedom is phase in evolution of our minds. You can keep people as slaves
and savages if you can cut off the source of knowledge and informatiom
My friend same thing for you, you have been given, courtesy of the earlier arrivers a
place to stand. Go out and do it now. Don’t “milk” the system, but make use of it to
establish a foundation for your self. Create wealth for all and for you too. Get out of the
superstitious world you came from, I came from there too. Religion is the safest and least
criminal way of stealing somebody’s wealth. People were told there is God out there,
there is no God out there, but there is only one God out there that is the God inside you.
Don’t blame you misfortune on any body including you. You have to advance the
awareness of the human psychic through education and experience.
Religious fanatics complain about the way of life in the west but the minute they get a
headache they go for the Asprin or Tylenol. Why not pray to god for remedy. I know
back in my old country a friend of mine had a very rare form of disease and all native
treatments proved to futile. They took him to a guy who does perform some form of
witchcraft to drive away the evil forces that had entered him and causing this incurable
disease. Modern science had proved that a shot of penicillin would have cured his
“incurable disease” The problem with the leaders in the underdeveloped countries are that
they are poor in their wisdom. How can they lead? So there is a struggle for survival.
They must seek out the knowledge that will change their lives. I blame the former Soviet
Union for creating welfare states where the Government will feed and house you.
I like to narrate a small folk story about the ignorance of the people and the leaders.
In a small remote village a farmer had goats. These goats have horns. One day one of the
goats poked its head into the earthenware pot. The pot has a narrow mouth and a wide
body. I hope you can imagine one. Since the goat has horns the head got stuck and the
goat could not get the head out. The perplexed farmer sought the help of the neighbours
but none of them were able to solve the problem. So they went to consult the wise man in
the village. They explained the situation. But the wise man said he has to see the
situation. So the farmers went a brought an elephant to him to the spot. The wise man is
so important that you have to send an elephant to bring him, like sending a chauffer and a
limousine. So while he was traveling so many fences and crops have to be removed for
the elephant to travel. Finally he arrived at the scene, and assessed the situation. After
pondering for while he told the farmer to bring a large sharp knife. He told one the
farmers to cut the head of the goat to separate the goat and the pot. So he did.
Now the farmers were happy that they have separated the goat from the pot. But one
farmer asked how do we get the head out. That is simple just break the pot. They did
exactly as he told them. They were so happy that the problem was solved and worshiped
him for solving their problem. You know what I mean.
IMMIGRANTS NIGHTMARE AND DILEMMA
Let me ask you have ever seen a social set up like ours anywhere in the world? If it is so,
people will be migrating to that system and they will be exporting their wares to that or
those countries. China and India are supposed to the next economic powers. I ask you in
what respect? You cannot become economic power overnight, you need social changes,
Political changes and most important of all there should the change of heart and the
willingness of people to become stable, steady and strong in their minds. A nation is built
on the strength of the people. In most part of the world we have not arrived at equality to
all citizens. The rest of the world is in the 14th century civilization. Why is every nation
trying to emulate the Euro-American system? because it is not the best but best out of all.
The first aspect of economic power is freedom, freedom of people to do what they want
to do, this way we are creating consumers. When you have freedom, you want to own a
home, buy a car, buy appliances, TVs, and so on. It is very sad to see immigrants come
here for number of reasons and then go against systems. I met a friend of mine at the mall
he said wait till China and India become super powers, I said a system like china or India
cannot succeed because the government can’t put people on the moon, it is the people
who have to do it, if China is such a great nation they should make their people rich first,
India should abolish feudal class system and make everyone equal politically,
Intellectually, economically and socially. They are all trying to copy the Euro-American
system. Have they got a system of their own? I told my friend you should read the
evolution of Europe and Americas, it didn’t happen over night. They lived through the
dark ages, then the wars and out of which emerged a better system of living, which we
are trying to copy. It is not the best. I told my friend the next economic power will not
happen on earth, but in some other planet, that is forward thinking!
Look my friend, we are smashing through all superstitions. Who in the world ever
believed that we could clone you and make an exact duplicate of you. Who in the world
thought that we can go into the DNA and modify your genes to make you better. We are
like a plant or animal. Go to the hospital and see the diseased, go to the sanctuaries and
see how many people are on wheel chair for they have become incapable of living.
I also want you to see how many immigrants are living in holes of social dungeons. They
came here for better life and they are living in ghettos. We allowed immigrants to
maintain their old system and what they have done to their own people. It is sad and it
has become a liability to the government and the business community. Some of them feel
it is the fault of the government. The official language is mostly English, it is hard to see
anybody speaking English in the big cities any more. Why make your life miserable
when you can hit the high way to prosperity?
I was in the bank line up, there were three people, a security guard, other guy seems like
a factory worker and other one seems to be like on welfare, I am not sure. They were
talking loud in their own language. I thought for moment they have come so far away
from their old system and no wonder why they have not succeeded. The high way to
prosperity is English language, I don’t care if you don’t like me! We do business in China
and Japan and India. People over there speak very good English but in America the
immigrants don’t want to speak English. If they spoke English they don’t have to cross
the ocean for better life, they could have made it in their own country. These people are
not denied economic freedom they don’t want it, they would rather live like parasites and
if possible predators and could become a threat to our systems and social and political
institutions. If their language is a mule, English language is a Titan rocket! You know the
difference. September 11, 2001 was a stark reminder to us not to allow the development
of social ghettos by the new comers. We must have better system of managing
They hate our success, but they want to enjoy our success. They have become integrated
to see what we have to offer. I am an immigrant people come to me and see that I built a
business in the American way. I will tell you my friend, I hope you don’t hate me, it is
better managed than the church next door! Good morals, hard work, contented
employees. What else do you want from your church? The Priest can give you good
morals, but when you need job you have to look for a businessman. We offer both. Work
is our religion and our factory is our church!. Like it or not. We have beaten Christianity,
Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism buy an eons. The best religion in the world is WORK.
When immigrant friends and acquaintances of mine come to visit me they are fascinated
that a visible immigrant has built a business the Euro-American. Clean office and plant,
computer and information systems in place etc. Some of them like to follow my example,
some of them envy me, some of them call me I have sold myself to the European culture.
To them I am an outsider though I speak their language and eat their food etc. They like
me to be the way they are back in our old country. I remind them if you still think the
way your forefathers thought you will still be working as labourers in factories. Nothing
has changed, they allowed you to come and work in their farms those days, now they
allow you to come and work in their factories. Nothing has changed you think the way
your forefathers thought. Those days your forefathers worked in farm today you work in
factories. You have to think differently.
Most immigrants come with good education from schools built by the Europeans. The
education system has not changed. When they master the old system they think they have
mastered the new. You are smart in your own country among your own people. These
people got a very practical culture, their children are forced to learn the dignity of labour
very early in their years. You have to do the same thing, you have mastered the book not
the work. I am a first class student from a very reputable university in my country, that
meant very little. I started as a dishwasher, a cook, a baby sitter, a stable boy, a lawn care
workers, and a janitor. Then I continued as a floor sweeper, a cleaner, a packager, a
compounder, a lead hand, a foreman, a chemist, a technical manager. Then I got fired and
I stared my own business. I went through the steps a child in this country goes through to
get up there. Then I became a businessman employing people to get a decent living. Now
I am sharing my knowledge, experience and wisdom through this book to help a larger
population of people especially in the underdeveloped and developing world. I want all I
knowledge to be put in writing so that someone may benefit. What good is to let my
brain consumed by fire or soil? It is a pointless exercise spending more than 60 years to
go waste. Lots of people do that, we all must write books to leave something behind. I
want to be a candle that burns to illuminate and enlighten people while burning itself out.
What have you got? Good education that is a good starting point. What can you
do? Can you sweep the floor and do it well?. Can you drive a truck? Can you resolve a
problem? I know that if a subject is given you will do well, but you have to expose
yourself to the vagaries to develop that character to stand on your own feet. See what we
need is not piles of paper work we need tangible goods and services to conduct our life.
So we throw you into the on coming traffic, for that is the only way you can learn.
There is no other way. You hate that. You call that discrimination. No, my friend, You
have to stand on your own feet and produce something tangible and useable by others.
Till you do that you have no emancipation. This is working culture and you work and
work. Let me put it this way, you need food, you need a roof, you need clothes, you need
Transportation etc.. These are goods produced by people working. My best advice to any
immigrant is forget about who you were back in your former country, how much money
you had, what social class you belonged to. Just Start all over. You have come to a
culture that is far superior to your former culture. Remember I will not permit any
counter argument for if your former system is better you will go back to that system or
you would not have left it. Be realistic my friend. Don’t say your country and culture is
so many thousand years old therefore it is superior. Of course there are excellent values
in your culture. My dear friend put food on the table, them we will talk. We can put food
on the table for our people and more, can you? I friend of mine came from an Asian
country recently and told me people are using alleys and railway line as toilet. I do not
know I have never been there.
To enjoy this level of living you have to work. Imagine all the visible wealth we
have were built by some body. That work belongs to them they own it. That is freedom
and democracy! So you want the same thing, go out and make it. It is a long way to go.
Most immigrants have a wrong notion that this a land of FREE honey and milk, they
think God gives these people everything free. This is where they get disappointed.
All of a sudden they realize that they have to work a lot more than in their former
country. You are right about one thing, it is easy to get a job. That is the only difference
between your former country and your new country. Once you get the job, if you are a
loyal and persevering worker you will make it to the top and we will make you the
President or the Prime Minister. Rest assured!
I wrote this book because I employed a lot of immigrants, but they hate this country for
they think they are discriminated. Yes, you are discriminated for you have not made any
attempt to become an integral part of this great nation. Yes, you are discriminated if you
do not have any practical skills, Yes, you are discriminated if you bring your culture into
your work place where all forms of immigrants are working. I fired my driver for stealing
from me, he not only was stealing my goods, and he was doing private deliveries with our
vehicle. He was virtually running a tax-free business out of my business. 100% profit
He was also getting a pay cheque from me. No wonder some people are chased out of
their country. My friend I am an immigrant, a recent one too, so take my advice go out
and blaze a trail and I want to see you live a baron.
SENSE OF BELIEVE AND BELONGING
I am sure you know what an aquarium is, is an artificial pond where fish live. Can the
fish live if the aquarium is nonexistent, damaged or destroyed? Think about it for a
minute. Now replace the aquarium with the society or your local community or with the
city or whatever you feel comfortable with, and replace the fish by yourself.
There is freedom but there is interdependence. Now that you have come into this country
make a very firm decision that you are going to be first a citizen of this country and a
member of the local community in which you live. You have to believe in this new
country otherwise let me give you the best advice, go back to your former country.
Who does better at school or at the work place, the student or worker who believes in the
school or the work place. Simple. It should come natural to you. I will tell I have
overcome some big hurdles in this country simply by behaving as a citizen of this
country. It is your conviction that threw your opponents into disarray. It was my
calculated concentration that dispersed my opponents. I have come to this country, I
belong here, I work hard and I believe in myself and in this country, what else is needed
to concede to this man and give a salute. I am a loyalist and I insist from every citizen
young and old, new and old, male and female. When you are a loyalist and a believer all
whatever you have done is pardonable under the Act of Belonging. When you are a loyal
citizen you are given special privileges and statue. I got into the who is who directory
because of my service to this country. If you are accused of some trivial offence, show
this listing to the judge and he is going to look at you as a citizen and not as subject. You
have to do whatever you can do to maintain, improve or protect the society. A soldier
goes to war and kill the enemy to defend the country, but that is murder under criminal
law, yet he is pardoned because he had a greater vision of the country in mind.
Now that you are here, you must believe in this new land of yours, it is your country now.
This belief gives you a kind of confidence in yourself you don’t feel intimidated by
anything. You have the same rights I have or any one else on the street. The law of life
and law of property protect you. You will be and shall be respected as the way I want to
be respected. If you feel intimidated or feel inferior it is only your believe and not the
perception of others.
Humans in general are good to some one who walk and talk of the greater needs and
aspiration of the population in general. It makes you an unselfish person. It is very hard
for us to become unselfish for it is our human nature to be fearful of the others. It is
understandable for man left the predatory jungle not so long go. I have noticed among
people from the city and people from the village that people from the city are more prone
to intermingle easier than people from the village. I came from a third world country
where the people in the rural communities are still living in a rudimentary tribal culture.
The first thing they ask about you is which village are you from? It is like asking which
country are you from at the United Nations. I feel very awkward when people ask me for
I don’t want to be misunderstood. I came from a country where we are hesitant to marry
from the adjoining village, basically a different tribe. People who complain about
discrimination and racism and the very people who discriminate. It is their mind-set and
they view the world through that mind set
I have one advantage that I don’t have to open my mouth to prove that I am a new comer
to this great land. So I get over the problem quickly. For some people from Europe or
Eastern block countries you cannot differentiate newcomer from the old folk till they
open their mouth. But I look at the world form the look of horses, they all look different
but they are agile and active. All mules look the same and they are lazy. So we are a
nation of horses, and if you have come from a mules country, your will no longer a mule,
because you look different. So forget about the mule mentality and adopt horse mentality.
So I have made a believer out of a nervous new comer. Now I am going to tell to how to
become to be a winnerr. Take an eraser and take a sheet of paper that had been scribbled
indiscriminately. Start erasing from one corner till it is completely blank. So now you are
an unbiased person. Ready to write your own destiny. You have to do a mental clean up.
You have to format you mind and rewrite a new operating system.
First thing you write is that you are citizen of this country. You are a newborn baby.
What religion a newborn child belongs to. The religion of the mother or the father?
It belongs to no religion. In this country we have laws to protect the foetus in the womb!
So are you. This is difficult but you have to do it. If you are a Hindu or Muslim
you are not going to like this idea. In this country you have to work and Friday is a
working day but you have to go to the temple or mosque on Fridays. For you it is a holy
day but for the natives it is a working day. The world over Sunday is a holiday because it
is holy day for the Europeans and Americans. Every body is working on Friday but it is
your holy day, then on Sunday it is not a holiday for you but holy day for rest of the
world. But now with the 24/7 there is no more holidays or holy days. Every day is a
working day! So much for religion. My dear friend work is the best religion. So if you
walk into the employer and ask for a day off to go to temple, he will not say no. But soon
he will find a way to make you to look for another employer. Soon all people who belong
to your faith will have one less place to look for work. Tell me when have you seen free
food being served by the high priest of your temple Unless some devotee decided to give
away some of his labour in the form of love. Religion will fly away when hunger sneaks
upon you. In my language religion means Fanatism. That is probably why we do so well
because we don’t take religion very seriously.
There is no state religion in our country, the government has completely dissociated from
church. So you can belong to any religion or no religion at all. That is freedom from
superstition. I have seen god among people but yet to see a living deity descending upon
the criminals. Religious teachings are like a bridge they help us to cross the river of
ignorance, but religion I am skeptical, it may be fanatism.
The second thing you write is that you are going to learn to speak, write, read and
communicate in English language. You can speak your language at home, in your
community, at the doctor’s office, at the wedding or birthday party, at the cultural event
but when you enter the place of work you must work in English language. English is not
important as a state or official language; I am yet to see the government insist that you
communicate in English. You can communicate with them in your language and they will
find a way to reply to you. So even though there is an official language no one is forced.
That is freedom of choice. But you enter any work place and you have to work in
English, you know why? It is the world language. If we can adopt 0-9 numerals from
Arabic culture why not a language from English culture? If your language is a mule
English is a thoroughbred horse, it will take you faster and further. I hope I am not
disorientating you. I am going against the conventional wisdom of most immigrants, but
most of them don’t make it to the top, but you will if you take this lamp and enlighten
your soul. I have a selfish motive and a greater motive. I want to preserve myself by
preserving the greater society you are a new member of our great society. If you can
speak, read, write and communicate in English language you have a greater chance of
getting a better paying job. I don’t fool yourself!
So you have done two good thing, that is not to allow your religion or your language to
be obstructions to your progress. Keep them but away from your work place and from
common estuaries where you meet people from other nations including your new
country. I see people discussing in their language, it is good to keep your language, but
we got to work, it need a common language. Can you designate a language which every
one will accept and understand?
The third thing you write is what you called the customs and common laws. This is easy
to learn. Watch what people do and follow them. There is a written and common law that
everyone is entitled to life and property. So you don’t do anything to encroach, intrude
and threaten life or property. Let me give you a good example. A new immigrant from
Russia came to do business with me. After some time there was minor dispute and he
said he is not going to leave my place of business till I give into his demand. I told him
that he has to leave but he refused, I told him by law he has to leave. He said he want to
call the police. I said the telephone belongs to me and he cannot use it. He went ahead
and used it. The police came and he explained his situation. The police told him the first
thing he must do is to remove himself from this place for it belongs to me. Secondly, as a
plaintiff you can’t be your own judge. Thirdly as a citizen of this country you have
alienated that power to the judiciary. So you must take this gentleman to the courts and
they will resolve it. He is from Russia, a super power! What can we expect from a third
world country immigrant?
If you call some one on the phone first identify who you are or if you visit in person
produce your visiting card to identify who you are. These are not imposed strictly by law
but by custom.
Use the words Please, Thank you, You are welcome, I am sorry, Pardon me, Please
forgive me freely and in plenty. These are not just superficial words they have their origin
in the bible. Forgiveness is part of our culture. I am yet to meet a man or woman who is
perfect. So we have to forgive people openly and within ourselves. In old cultures there
seems to be a rigid system that everyone has to follow, may be not but it appears that
way. We have an open system where by every one can follow their own system, this
bringing the best within them. We want the tiny acorn to become a mighty oak!
I think I have put you on very high and firm moral grounds. There are other minor
adjustments you may have to make, but these three should get you going in the right
direction. A sense of belief, belonging and a respect for tradition.
Welcome to the world of economic discrimination! What is nanoeconomics? It is the
ability of each individual to build and produce his or her economic wellbeing. We allow
you to build you castle to the extent your capability will allow. My East Indian friend,
where in his country discrimination is at its best, asked me why do you keep this black
girl working for you? I told him this is America, not India, the smart, able and capable get
the job, not the color of the skin but the content of the heart, mind and brain. Besides I
told him it is illegal. He learned one more lesson. We have to respect every one because
we are all living beings with feelings. We should not hurt the feeling of another fellow
On discrimination I am going to play hard ball. Back in your country what caste did you
belong to? What religion? What Sex? What age group? What race? Leave these aside,
lets get to some facts of life. You see, when you go to the local market to shop for meat,
fish, vegetables, clothes or for that matter any thing. Don’t you choose? You did right!
You choose the best. If you are a man you looked for the most beautiful woman and if
you are woman you looked for the strong and the handsome man. What do you call that?
Making a choice. So in making a choice you were not favoured, is it discrimination? I
don’t think so. My dear friend I am not seeking election or re-election. This is a country
where you have to prove that you are not a liability to your employer and to the society.
We have a common denominator to find out whether you are an asset or liability ,or
profit or loss. You know the numbers from 0 to 9 and a commodity called money. So we
put a number on you. Talk is cheap, money is real.. We pay you with that mighty dollar.
Every one has to make that dollar. You go work for an employer you get paid. Do you
know where that money is coming from, from your own sweat and blood. If you don’t
make enough to keep you employed you will be fired! No even your mother can help
you. Discrimination is a natural phenomena and you cannot do anything about it. You
cannot force me to hire you or marry a person whom I don’t like. Don’t go against the
natural selection. The strong one survives and weak one get eliminated. Some people say
war is an integral part of evolution, the weak and the bad get eliminated. Wars happen
when too many bad ones get into power. In this process the smart and the strong migrate
or win and other get destroyed.
So forget about discrimination, this is a land of opportunity, go out and shows us that you
can make it on your own. We have a culture through which we operate our systems. We
are not going to change that because you are here. We will if we see to our advantage and
to our survival, but don’t tell us that women should wear saree or kimono or veil or we
should learn your language. We may learn your language to understand you. We take
what is good in your culture, but if your culture was superior to our we will at your
shores asking for asylum!. That is reality. Don’t misunderstand me I love your great
culture but sometimes not the manifestors. You must make an effort to understand us, the
way we understood you.
Here is something that I picked during my self-education.
BETTER THE LESSER, LESSER THE BETTER
When we take time to listen to each other better we learn to understand each other
When we take time to understand each other better we learn to judge each other
When we take time to judge each other lesser we learn to accept each other better
When we take time to accept each other better we learn to fear each other lesser
When we take time to fear each other lesser we learn to co-operate with each other
When we take time to co-operate with each other better we learn to conflict with
each other lesser
When we take time to conflict lesser we learn to accomplish for each other better
When we take time to accomplish better we learn to compete with each other lesser
When we take time to compete with each other lesser we learn to share with each
When we take time to share with each other better we learn to live together better
When we take time to live together better we learn to build our families better
When we take time to build families better we learn to build our communities better
When we take time to build communities better we learn to build villages better
When we take time to build villages better we learn to build nations better
When we take time to build nations better we learn to build a world better
When we take time to build one world we have learned build the United Nations!
SOME IMMIGRANTS HATE US
It is a sure formula for failure. So don’t hate us. You came to this country looking for
economic salvation. See there is misunderstanding among poorly informed immigrants
that either we are favoured by God or we have a magic formula. Nobody favours us or we
have a magic formula for success. We through political, scientific and social
promulgation created an infrastructure that creates wealth for all. Wealth creation is no
more a difficult art we have solve that problem long time ago. Our problem is what to
with the surplus, so we bring you in and let you enjoy our cornucopia The fundamental
basis of all this is TRUST. We are a high trust society. How did we become a high trust
society? If you look back into our history we underwent lots of difficulties such as the
Illiteracy, Famines, and Wars. Out of all these difficulties we came together and formed
great nations. We are very thankful to the Judaic and Islamic faiths for having guided us
out of our struggle. We in turn want to help them with economic formula for success but
they call us infidels. We went to India, Burma and Africa and Indochina and built their
infrastructure, but they called us plunderers for we took their tea, rubber, coconut , tin,
petroleum etc. What we took in materials we gave back in wisdom. As I said before I
went to a school built by the British and the university built by Canadians. I suggested to
one government leader that your country is very rich if you will stop the bloody civil war
and bring about peace. This country has at least 16 billion dollars in assets, but to free
them first you need peace. If there is peace then we can create a banking system with a
captalisation of 16 billion dollars. But when you create such a huge capital reserve you
need the people to work very hard, if they don’t work then the system will collapse.
Within about 5 years there should be enough goods produced to back up the capital
released into the economic stream.
They cannot comprehend my theory, they are caught up in religious fanatism. Under the
disguise of religion they were plundering the meager resources from the poor people.
See in the jungle the lion or the tiger do not raise cattle or sheep or deer so that they could
have a good meal, they go out and kill whatever they can kill and eat. The people and
politician in those countries are like predators and vultures and scavengers, they get what
is available. But here we raise cattle, sheep, swine, chicken to feed and reserve some for
propagation and multiplication. We mastered the science of creativity and hence we have
surplus. It is different we create and then consume. We created some fantastic ideas and
created institutions to master them. The economy is well managed through both monetary
and fiscal policies. The productivity of the land is balanced with the creation of money.
This allows us to avoid unnecessary social fissures and friction. The government through
fiscal policies makes sure we don’t create beggars on the streets.
We have unemployment benefits and welfare benefits as social safety nets. So you have
come to an economy that well managed, when everybody gets their stomach full they
don’t fight. Feed the tigers and lions more than what they can consume and you will see
them either sleeping or playing, not fighting. That is the key to our success. To preserve
me I decided to preserve you. It is selfish motive to preserve myself. I help you to help
myself. That is civilized thinking, killing you to preserve me is barbaric thinking. We
found that through co-operation we can produce more, one plus one is more than two, try
it and you will love it.
We in North America are the latest of the civilizations. Our constitution is based on
freedom to all, equality to all. Imagine a nation of people where every one is unique and
different. We manage diversity very well. We channel diversity into creative ventures to
produce goods and services. It is a fantastic system. We don’t discriminate among people.
We walk the moral high ground. Our biggest problem is how to help the other countries.
We invented the gasoline engine, and we consumed the oil found in various parts of the
world. We benefited from the gasoline engine and the producers of gasoline benefited
too. But to hijack our civilian planes and destroying the same institutions that helped you
is called fanatism. See what we got for helping them. The mistake we made was that with
the newfound wealth we didn’t help them to build schools to educate their people.
Education is the ladder by which an animal becomes human. One book is not enough.
I am taking all this pain in dissecting all these is to help to preserve what we got. The
influx of unchecked immigration through refugee and family class system has created
some difficulties. Poorly educated and sometimes criminals have got into the country and
are causing trouble for all, here and abroad. The September 11th ,2001 incident would not
have happened had we checked people carefully. To come to our country, hijack civilian
planes and crash them into civilian structures is what? Come on give us a break. Our
freedom allowed us to be mistreated, but the same freedom gave us the knowledge to
create ways and means to punish the mischievous. I think ninety days of non stop aerial
bombing with one or two casualties is a good factor in any equation to be considered
when fooling around with us. I am still the first generation immigrant. I have to remind
you that I am not biased. I have made this my country, till I find a better country.
There is no need to hate us, because we are all immigrants. Some came before you, some
came after you. We all left our former countries because we could not succeed in the old
system based on class, caste, race, religion sex etc. I want tell you something very
important which may change your thought. We discriminate people based on TIME and
MONEY. Time is very important for it is your life. Why waste it? If you waste your time
we think you are not very good. Then money, money is you work as a function of time.
You will see us managing time and money very well. If you don’t know how to manage
time and money, you will be in big trouble. I charge myself $2.50 a minute, Mr.Bill
Gates of Microsoft Corporation charges $500.00 a minute. That means he will not bend
down to pick up $10.00 found in the parking lot! How much do you want to charge for
your time? Why, time is important, your life is limited by time, number of years that is it
and secondly time once lost is lost forever, Money, you may or can get it back. So you
have some hard choices to make, one from fate designated life to a faith directed life.
My friend come with me, I show you the paradise, A paradise of your own making for
yourself. See what I am telling, you can create your own paradise. I worked and worked,
I didn’t go to the park, I didn’t go to the movie, my children do, I didn’t celebrate my or
my wife’s or children’s birthday party, but I reached a stage and state of my life where
everyday is a celebration. Can you hear me? You can do it too. May be I was born to be
fortunate, Don’t blame me, but I am good I give you the formula, but if you don’t want to
cook up the decoction it is not my problem, it is yours, see this is America, the America
people hate for we are good. The more you hate better we get and farther you go down. It
is free country, you can go down or you can be the president, the choice is up to you!. My
friend don’t twist your tongue in America, we are real people, when you fool us we know
you are fooling, but you don’t know that we know that you are fooling us. We make a lot
of concession for your own ignorance, but you think that is our weakness. A few hundred
dollars lost in good-natured behaviour is a good investment. You will never know us till
our bombs come from nowhere and blow your fortresses. You are so imbued in
superstition that you believe that the very God you believed and trusted turned against
you. No it is we who sent those unmanned missions to the fanatics.
I know that I am hitting you hard, what choice you have? It is better to contemplate than
contradict. Am I too hot for you to handle? The world has to change, and we have to
change the world!
My friend we are going to change the world forever. Those people who hide behind
religion and superstition are going to change, it is time for them to stop fooling the
people. It is time for women to stand up for their equality. My office assistant is a
wonderful girl of about 25 years old, a mother of two children, she comes to work on
time. My male mules come late and blame all their mistakes on me. I wish I could brand
them with a hot iron on their foreheads so that when they look at the mirror they can see
my terror. The terrorist of Capitalism. Capitalism simply means the harnessing the power
of the universe. I am not interested in listening to some professor of some university who
comes out with some stupid economic formula of capitalism. There is no better definition
for Capitalism with a Capital “C”. Thank you. Capitalism means providing goods and
services to people, if I get rich providing you with goods are services, is that wrong?. If I
make a huge pie, which did not exist before, I give you a big piece and if I take a bigger
piece, what is wrong with it? If you don’t understand capitalism just shut up!
See, people hate confident people, we are not smart but we are confident that if I lose a
battle today, I still got tomorrow, Tomorrow I shall fight again. I may lose, but still I got
another tomorrow. As long as there is another tomorrow we will and we shell preserve.
We are going to create a planet in the sky above you and travel to stars. We will create
one that will be immune to solar and interstellar showers. We will go boldly into the
unknown . Are you scared? We are not. I am still a new immigrant. I want you to
remember that to keep you unbiased. World over is copying our system of freedom. The
governments of most countries understand the concept of freedom and free enterprise.
Without both we will become savages and hunters and gatherers.
BECOME AN INTELLIGENT AND CONSCIOUS WORKER
In French work is called TRAVAIL, in English it means “very hard work”. In work at
least two parts of your body are involved. The muscle and brain. The third dimension is
mind. One has to be mindful of their work, for as I said earlier WORK is the best religion
for it is the only religion that can give you what you have asked for. No wonder churches
are calling businesses for donation. If you got work you got everything. There is a
scientific law called action and reaction. You get exactly you what you have put in.
Let me tell you about the business owners here. They were given these businesses by
their parents. Did you believe it? My friend we all work hard for it. Take me for example
I know how to sweep the floor, I know how to drive the truck. I know how to clean the
washroom. I know how to help the customer. I know how to sell a product. I know how
to make sales calls. I know how to formulate a product.. I know how to repair a machine,
I know how to do accounting, I know how much you know and how much is talk. I throw
new workers into the work and see what do they know. There is no room for fooling.
Every businessman is looking at each and every employee as a profit center. You make
money you stay, if you know the how and why of the work you get promoted you get
paid more. You make fool of yourself you will get fired. If you make a fool of all us we
would like to court martial you. I’ll tell you if I have it my way I will starve you to death.
You cannot live on our sweat and blood. That is immoral.
Most people coming from other countries think work means using their body and
muscles. We have machines that can do repeating muscle work and we have computers
that can do repeating brain work. So where do you fit?, Whom are you competing with?.
Not with your fellow worker but with machines and computers. So machines and
computers can do most of your work, where do you find employment? You have become
creative and innovative worker! You have to become a versatile person. You future
means of income is in creative work.
Work will soon be an obsolete word for we have solved that part of life. Now we are
going to devote our life to pursue our dreams. The science of Economics was born to deal
with the supply and demand. Today the supply exceeds demand, hence jobs are difficult
to find. Some countries are still living in the primitive world and are scared to change.
One religious leader from India visited me and said he wants to help his people to
become prosperous. I asked him what are they willing to give up for prosperity. He didn’t
understand my question remember he is a nuclear physicist from India! I asked do you
have a banking system. He said yes. So why can’t they borrow money from the Bank?
He said they don’t have any collateral. I asked don’t they have a piece of property? He
said they don’t have, the land belongs to the land lord. Why cannot the government give
them land, which can be pledged as collateral? But the landowners own the land. I said
you need land reform. But he said the landowners own the government. Then I said you
need a social reform. The French revolution is exactly what changed us, so you need that
form of change.
See my friend how our system works, we have got most of our needs institutionalized
through social contracts. We have alienated our individual rights and freedom for
privileges and we enjoy good life. We got more than what we put in!. It is hard to make
people to make a paradigm shift when they are caught up in religious superstition and
feudalism. We need some one with superior military power to take the people away from
tyranny and control. People should be free. The people who traditionally held power are
reluctant to give up power. People look for instant satisfaction than prolonged
investment. The British tried vainly to change the system, they succeeded in most
countries but there still remains the Mohamadian land which has to be liberated. Africa is
another situation which needs daring investments in infrastructure. Freeing people takes
two pronged approach. One is to convince them to free themselves and then the removal
of those who are controlling them. If is sad with all the advancements in science,
technology and social sciences some regions are lagging behind.
TIME AND MONEY……………
I am going to give you another insight that may help you. You are born hence you will
die and the space between birth and death is called life and is defined by TIME. That is
all you got. You trade this time for money. Money may come and money will go but time
once gone is gone forever. Some people say time is money. Money is a medium through
which you obtain the goods and services you need to preserve your life. So you can see
the relationship among the three. TIME, MONEY AND LIFE.
The very high standard of life you will enjoy is this country needs your commitment to
extreme discipline and conscious work. This very high standard of yours cannot come
from my work, it should come from your work. The difference between where you came
and where you are now is that you can find work or you can create your own work. That
is it. If you expect that you can have it all at no cost is a misunderstanding. An
immigrant friend told me that, while she was back in his country, someone told her that if
you are a single mother with three children you can have a house and all expenses paid
for by the government. I said I don’t know, may be it is possible. I don’t blame people
because they are still in their hunter-gatherer society. If we can free people and then show
them what they are then we can have utopian society. This effort of mine is to really free
the people. That were freed from the king and the priest and the cash box. That is not
freedom, that will release. You have been released. Ever since you were released you
have been a kind of social dependant. You have to become free by claiming your self
esteem and conduct life the way a truly free man does. I am always proud to be a
immigrant who is free from the king, the priest and the banker. I did not steal a
penny but I know who was stealing my sweat and blood. King, priest and the banker
are suppose to manage the society, alas they live off the work of ordinary people. We
need a new world order. It is coming!
When people in the third world countries hear about our welfare system they all want to
come here. I think through our greatness we are creating a welfare world. One day I saw
a friend of mine driving along with me on a the road and I asked who is the person seated
next to him, he said it is his brother in law and he is taking to the welfare office to get
money. When I came my brother took me to an employer. Today I am an employer but
his brother in law after 15 still in between jobs. You see what happens when we
encourage people to live on welfare. We are destroying their life and all future
generations. Sad isn’t it? So man is released but he is not yet free. Freedom comes from
deep inside your self.
If you want to be successful in any part of the world, you must learn to manage your time
better. It is like investing money, invest your time in the area of work where you will get
the best results. We call it QUALITY TIME. If you invest your time carefully you will
enjoy good life. The universal law in immutable, you get what you paid for. Time well
invested or spent or paid will bring quality results.
Every minute costs money in this country. Think about it. If you live in an apartment you
have to pay rent. If you own a car it costs space and insurance, even if you don’t drive it.
They say when you drive away a new car out of the dealership it has lost between 10-
15% of its value. If you own a house its costs property tax, if you have fridge it costs
electricity. Money is being spent every minute and every second and occasionally big
chunks are also spent, called unexpected expenses. So please learn to manage both time
and money. Time and money are basically a function of your mental state. If time is
important you must see where your time is going. Take an inventory of your time per day
and see how it is being spent. Some times your will notice that huge portions of daily
time are missing. Go back on the day and see what did you do. Write down on a sheet of
paper the major events that you handled and try to figure out what happened to rest of the
time. I have an inherent problem when I don’t have any major challenges to deal with my
time is flying. But when I am focused time tends to remain constant or moves slowly. It
does not take much time to do a piece of work if you are focused. So where does all your
time go, it goes in WANDERING. When the mind lacks focus it wanders around. How
can one remain focused? This is how I understood it. Life is like a wave, ups and downs
till you master into a linear mode. Ups and downs indicate an early stage of mind
development, you do some thing at frantic pace achieve some positive results and then
you relax. As you exert force upon yourself you attain results and the wave goes up and
as you relax the wave goes down, then again you become active and the wave goes up.
This is the pattern in most western societies. I think this is where we need improvement.
In your country where you came from you had a stable and uniform living though
inadequate by today’s standards. These inadequacies caused social tensions and hence
you left. Mind you that you were soaked in that cultural aquarium for a long time and it is
hard for you to change. Your children change fast and they do well. So you have jumped
from the frying pan into the fire. If not for social tensions and inadequacies in your
country it is the best place to live. It took me 25 years to find out that all one needs is
good health, peace of mind, a piece of bread and a small space to sleep.
Therefore you must manage you time and hence money at a constant level of focus.
Be in the present and do all what you have to do. The future will take care of it self.
What we call discrimination is that we have not learned how this country operates. Keep
your mind calm and focused all the time and you be achieve a lot. These are things I
learned through hard working so you can just copy it and practice it, you will become
very successful. The word successful has several meanings and to different people it has
different meanings. The first sign of success is good health and long life. That is all it is.
That is what we are working towards. When we have our grandchildren that will the first
goal in life. The second goal will be to avoid anger, argument, hatred, anxiety, jealousy,
Inferiority, vanity, boastfulness, sarcasm, lethargy etc. These are the real enemies who
cause ill health and wasted time and hence money. I used to think positive thinking was
key to harmonious living, yes they are but they don’t work if you interrupt your life with
negative inputs mentioned above. I have noticed that too much of talk also costs much
wasted time. So basically if you want to have a very successful life you have to be at
peace all the time. Try this take any day, may be tomorrow, start the day very consciously
and continue to be in touch with your inner self and the surrounding, and keep a constant
vigil on the day. By end of the day see how much you gained and how peaceful you day
was and take an inventory of the health. You will be amazed to see how good life could
be. Whatever you do, enjoy it. This is called enchanted life Buddhism teaches. Buddhism
is not a religion it is a science of perfect living. But remember that you are living inside a
mortal body and hence there is freedom and slavery in one mind body context. So what
you must learn to accept is that what ever happens to you must be accept it as it is. How
do you get rid of negative habits? Through concentration, absorption and dispersion we
call it mental calisthenics.
So we have covered two areas one is good health and long life and other is avoidance of
negative traits. The third one is Peace, Harmony, Tolerance, Understanding and
Perseverance. Peace comes to your mind through good health and avoidance of negative
qualities. Be at peace all the time with you first and then with others. Go to the beach and
see the great waves breaking and making noises, then go home and take basin full of
water let is sit still without any movement and decided for yourself which is more
powerful. People who are not peaceful have lots of anger, anxiety, un-stableness and
hence they spread to others. Remember habits and characteristics are contagious like
contagious diseases. With peace goes hand in hand is freedom, the freedom of you to do
what you want to do. My driver and me were going through down town on a Saturday
morning around 9.00am and we saw a couple of homeless people sleeping on the
My driver said to me it is very sad. I told him it looks sad for you and me, but to them it
is not for they like that freedom over anything else. I don’t know what will they do if they
are sick? But what I saw was a real genetic pool of tough bodies. Nothing bothers them
neither poor hygiene nor poor weather. We should use them a excellent genetic pool.
I am always fascinated by knowledge, knowledge helps to you understand things, events
and people. We must invest lots of resources on knowledge development. When the
government wants to close schools that is sure sign of a deteriorating nation. I spend on
an average about $20.00 per week on some educational matter like a book, Audio or
videotapes, inspirational cards, pictures. Every new employee who joins me gets a book,
any book that will help him or her in his or her discovery. I think when a nation becomes
educated they become less selfish and voracious and more peaceful and tolerant citizens.
We have made some remarkable advancement is the economic salvation of people but
what will happen if that prosperity were to diminish. Will we still a tolerant nation or
become less tolerant nation?. I think we are holding our people as hostages to money and
moneylenders. Freeing the people of this bondage may be the next phase of our
development. I think we have freed the people in principle. The constitution promulgates
it, but the constitution has released the people, people have to free themselves.
Sufficient distribution of wealth and self-reliance for income may solve this problem.
I think we are in the right direction in this country. Family owned and small businesses
account to about 20-25% of our population. The government costs are very high but they
have to reduce it to avoid we becoming a welfare nation without any wealth. The
government must encourage citizens to become self-employed than state reliant.
The fourth sign of good life is Hope, Faith , Love and Understanding. When you wake up
in the morning how do you want the day to unfold. You decide. If you want to be
contented you must have hope and faith, love and understanding. Understanding will not
come if you are not in love with anything at anytime and with anyone. There is nothing in
the world to hate, you only hate yourself. Expect every thing turn out good and they will.
If you keep with the duties of the moment as it unfolds you will never have any anxiety
or uncertainty. I have made lots of procrastinations and unintelligent acts in my life. I am
paying for them dearly now. You cannot be 100% perfect in your life but you must try to
do the best do all you have to do and all you can do to avoid future uncertainty and
I know that I am moving into a new plane of life. I wished I read, I studied, I listened, I
worker hard and I reflected more than what I did so that I would have reached a new
plane of living long time ago. But I am giving this insight to you so that you can move
yourself faster to a higher plane of living. You have come into a society which is fairly
well mannered. I think they can remember the recent past better than us for we didn’t
have major wars, famine or diseases in the recent past.
The fifth sign of good living is positive thinking, while avoiding negative actions. I have
read a few books on positive thinking but the subject of avoiding negative actions very
few have touched on the subject. I guess they were so positive that there is positive in the
negative. Always view everything as positive. Even if you make a mistake, if you look
carefully it is blessing in disguise. There is a word called YING-YANG, it is there is
negative in positive and positive in negative. It is all how you look at everything. Life is
a balance sheet and an operating statement. Every action creates an outcome, either profit
or loss. You take this profit or loss and add to the balance sheet. The balance sheet is
always balanced for what ever you have gained you have lost something equal. The only
thing that fluctuates is your equity and goodwill. In life if you are not careful and if you
don’t look into what you gained, you become insolvent and bankrupt. Insolvency and
bankruptcy are only a state of mind! There is a lesson for some smart and astute business
people. A friend of mine called me and said that I am in financial trouble, I asked him
who not in financial trouble? My bank pulled the line of credit. I put in 15 hours a day for
seven days a week for 20 years and if I am in financial trouble, I told my banker, that
every body is in financial trouble! I told him it is not me who is in trouble but you are and
I also asked him what in the sign posted outside his office saying that the depositor’s
money are insured with another Insurance Corporation owned by the government? I also
asked him how comes small businesses are not allowed to have such insurance? I told
him don’t talk like an illiterate. The root of the problem is the banks are allowed to give
out too many unsecured loans or poorly secured loans. I dare any one to compare our
balance of assets and liabilities with theirs.
It is the above information sufficient evidence to convince you to do what ever it takes to
get your life going, despite all those threats, intimidations, nay sayers etc. That is the
peak of positive Thinking.
The sixth sign of good living is absolute Honesty, Integrity, Sincerity, Trustfulness and
Trustworthiness. These are some of the traits people look for in leadership. If you possess
all or any of these applied to your daily transaction you will end up reaping successful
days. Our life is a series of transactions and how you apply the above traits will
determine your life. Remember your days are compartmentalized by the night of peaceful
living or sleeplessness. The choice between living and sleeplessness are how you
conducted your day. Don’t compromise your honesty, integrity, sincerity, trustfulness and
trustworthiness. My father is an advocate of trustfulness, for he says when you trust some
one you are putting all your material possession at stake, but at the end of the day you go
home with a clear conscience and he also said if trust of yours was betrayed you deserved
it. In his opinion life is an exact science. When you throw a stone, you lost energy and
the stoner gained the energy, and while the stone is traveling through the air, it loses its
energy to the air and finally to the soil where it lands. The air in turn creates wind and
the wind blows on your face. You breath the air, the air is taken in and converted into
energy again. But the number of different events that may be created as are result of your
action are so many millions and the combinations and permutations are so many trillions
you will never know what goes on in the universe, but one thing for sure you will reap
what you have sown. Some people call it fate, in the modern world we call it action and
reaction, some people call it predilection while we call it prediction.
My dear friend I cannot predict your life but you can. So there you are you gained
about 25 years of hard labour to realize this invention. Patent it and hold on to it tight.
Many a people have ruined and wasted their life over these traits. I have done it too. I am
no saint, but Saint Peters is watching. He is the man who got that super fast and high
RAM and infinite hard drive computer and works on real time. Religion and science
THEORY OF CO-OPERATION AND THE BIRTH OF CORPORATIONS
When you came to this country what did you notice? Corporations, they call it
multinational corporation and you were told these are the incarnation of American
Imperialism. How about if I replace the word CORPORATION with the word
CO-OPERATION. What you were told by the feudals back in your country as
IMPERIALISM is actually CO-OPERATIONS, joined effort. That is all it means.
From the government down to the basic unit of a family is corporation or to make it easy
for you, co-operation. How about the co-existence?. They all mean the same. It is about
unity, freedom and peaceful living. See life here is treated as mere transactions. So if it is
transactions then it can be called as give and take. We devised a system of points for each
commodity transacted and hence at the end of each transaction you either gained or lost,
or you acquired some goodwill, which can be transacted later. I don’t like the word
commodity, I like to call them collections. Commodity is a good or service produced
without your commitment to it. Collections are alive with your heart and soul and love
Why are corporations very powerful? I am going to prove mathematically and
metaphysically a marvelous concept. Collect ten friends for a party and tell them during
the party that you are going to give them a gift that will bring prosperity to all. Every one
is going to get prosperous including you. So there is no jealousy. If even one of you envy
the success of the other, the whole group will lose some but the one who envies will lose
the most! Amazing science, well kept secret! Talk about universal laws of prosperity!! I
am going to break you free and this is the day you are going to be free. Welcome to
Collect a few candles, a matchbox, call your friends and tell them you are going to give
them all a gift. Give them each a candle. They will all look at you as though you are
insane or crazy!. Ask only one of them to light the candle. Close the room and the
windows so that there is no outside light coming in. There should not be any incoming
light from any other source than the candle. The light that is given by the one candle is
the only light that is available to all ten of you. So now ten people are sharing one
person’s light. It didn’t diminish the light available to the owner of the candle, but
available to the rest nine. That is equal benefit to ten people from one person! One has
become ten. Now light the second candle. Two candle light shared by ten equal twenty.
Light the third. Three candles shared by ten equal thirty. Light all ten of them. Ten
candles become one hundred! This gift is an idea as to how to become prosperous. This is
the secret to success. I wish the society can reach this stage soon
We must trust each other, but we said in our articles of incorporation of the society from
family to the government that we will introduce a reinforcements to your trust. We will
introduce articles to protect your trust. That is how we protect the investment of
members. Trust but protected by articles. If you don’t agree to the articles you can opt
out, that is you either stay in your country or you can go back. I am not seeking political
office so I can afford to tell the truth ruthlessly! Why is our mouth so far away from our
feet? So that we don’t have our foot in our mouth. God consulted our politicians when he
or she decided on our architecture. See how careful I am with the gender. I didn’t want to
offend my wife, for I need a plate of food and a corner in the house to sleep. She says
only blind and deaf would have married you. I asked how about you? She says I am not
only blind and deaf but dumb too to put up with you! By the way she is a daughter of an
ex politician. If you think there is disaster in the parliament you must come and see the
calamity in our home. It is house unequally divided in her favour, the children vote with
her, but I still have to pay the bills. I have never seen her saying they are our children it is
always my children. Have you ever seen a child says hi daddy on TV, it always hi
mummy? Daddies don’t exist at home.
I want this arduous journey to be sprinkled with some funny jokes. So let us go back to
the idea of corporations. So every thing is a corporation. That means we co-operate and
work together. So then what is this fussiness about multinational corporations created by
the Americans. Every body does, but some people cannot, it is the fear of losing what
they have turn them against out idea of International corporations. It all goes back to your
hunter gatherer mentality to harvest at no cost of investment. Corporations are of the
people, by people and for the people. You can buy a piece of Coco cola or McDonalds
corporation or you can even become the CEO of McDonalds but you cannot own it
outright for as you buy more and more of the shares the prices will go up and they issue
more shares. Besides why do you want the trouble of running a huge corporation like
McDonalds, remember what you want to do and what you think good for you and what
you think right are to be subjected to test by the people. Why people hate the
multinational corporations is that they cannot be a local warlord or local property owner.
They are simply uncivilized personalities. The corporations are international, that means
any one can buy shares in them. Don’t you think we have gone so far into human
civilization when in some countries they are imbued in superstition? Religion is also a
multinational corporation with no out put but run on donations and gifts. No wonder
some religions are bankrupt. We have to put God in every ones mind so that they can
guide themselves better.
The other two choices are for you to operate the economy or for the government to
operate the economy. We allow individual corporations to germinate, grow and flourish
in America. So now that you are here show us your deeds not your words, talk is cheap.
Go to the local mall and you will see your country’s government ex-employees gossiping
about what is wrong with this country while getting paid by our tax payers money. They
were and are on welfare payment here and there. On CNN the reporter asked one fellow
who are you? He said I am a Palestinian. The reporter said, No I want you to tell me who
are you now? He said he is a doctor. The reporter said no wonder your mosque got
vandalized. You are not an American! The reporter said your want to maintain your
identity as a Palestinian and you want make a living by being a doctor but you refuse to
be an American. The reporter said this is a free country I cannot tell you what you want
to be and what you want to do. You can decide for yourself how to solve your problem.
Let me tell you something, it comes out of my heart that there are lots of immigrants who
were so happy about the 911 incident. They are un-americans, they came here looking for
that hand out or the land of honey and milk, when they could not find it they turned
against us. It is a land full of toiling people who wanted to be free so they built a super
economy. Most people who died in the 911 incident are immigrant workers. So where is
their morality, where is their judgment? It is their ignorance. They live in ghettos! Why
do you want to kill your won type.
At my work place I try very hard to bring immigrants into this new world, it is hard when
have too many of them. If you have one working for you it is easy, two becomes difficult,
three they are against you. You are another capitalistic fat cat. I am not going to be
politically right. I don’t care any more. These bastards were stealing from me and running
a business within my business! They know that I have no choice. I can sue them but time
is against me, the freedom is on their side, they get legal aid etc. They are smart crooks.
These are different breed of immigrants, they love this country for its relaxed laws, they
make money out of it.
We encourage people to start their individual corporations called proprietorship, from
which depending upon the acceptance of your goods and services you may grow into a
multinational corporation or wither into oblivion. It is all decided by the people. People
vote on it by paying money for it. In the government election you vote there is no cost
involved but here you vote with your money. That is the real test of your ideas. If you are
a real man, you will accept the challenge, if you are a coward gather few more like you
and start a cell. A ghetto house. A consumer with money is a very powerful force. The
market decides how we run our country. It is freedom and democracy at its best. I do not
understand why people should hate such a system. May be people are scared to be free.
Freedom needs lot of courage and dedicated effort because you are on your own, like
swimming. People lived under the control of the king and priest for centuries and all of a
sudden they are released and they are scared. The word released describes better than
freedom, for they are not ready to be free.
We have over the couple of centuries built institutions to manage our affairs, the basic of
it is a family and the supreme of which is the State, the government. In between there are
a number of other institutions taking active interest in the management of the society.
Each of these institution have an article of incorporation in which is spelled out the
mission and the guiding principles. These articles are applicable equally to each member
of the corporation. These corporations so formed are invariably stronger than the
individual members put together. There is power in unity and synergy. We preserve
ourselves by creating a joined force and we fight for the preservation of the corporation
to preserve ourselves.
It is not something new, and there is nothing new in this world. We have simply
improved on existing systems. You are aware of tribes in some parts of the world, they
are simply a co-operation to survive, when you formalize and institutionalize they
become corporations. It is way of combining resources such as land, labour, capital and
management. Higher the trust larger the organization. A population with the highest
degree of trust makes the biggest of corporations. Trust arises when the aspirations of the
members are well taken into consideration. Higher the aspirations, higher the trust and
hence larger the corporation. Trust involves investment that means one must be first
willing to give into the institution called the corporation. It is very hard for people to
invest their resources when they are not sure of the outcome. This is especially difficult
for some people for they have never done so outside their family and sometimes into their
own tribe. Though a good system it is not perfect, nothing can be made perfect. There are
loopholes and through which some individuals tend to benefit more than the rest. But in
the long run the system works and the culprits are brought to bear their burden.
Like in nature all forms of corporations occur in the world. Some are small and plenty
like grass some are huge as an oak. Some corporations are short-lived, some areperennial
while others are almost eternal changing with the changing times. Then there are the
individual owned, family owned, partners owned, shareholders owned enterprises. If you
hope to raise yourself to a good standing you must acquire wider knowledge of all aspect
of the business side of our society. Any society can be compared to two towers, one the
moral side of it and the other the creative side of it. One without the other will wither off.
If the creative side is the body, then the moral value system forms the soul of the body.
One without the others is not possible. I have seen too many workers and some
employers who are not present in their body. They are lost, the cause is that the society is
so well organized that one can go on for quite sometime lost in the city. We are a well
organized social culture where we care about individuals. We are too naïve and kind
hearted too let somebody suffer, I think we are too good to an extent that we are in fact
encouraging citizen to become mere subjects. All these were and are possible that we
have and are unleashing too much creative power through the concept of unity, harmony
and creativity. We have indeed solved the problem of physical human needs. We need to
do some work on the mental side of our needs.
On the mental side or the morality side we encourage new comers to build religious and
other related institutions so that we can gain from their faith and values. I have found that
Buddhism and Hinduism are two great source of moral power. While Christianity, Islam
and Judaism are at this stage in chaos, these two teachings are relatively at peace. Both
Hinduism and Buddhism teach us Tolerance, Patience, Understanding and
Unconditional acceptance as their hall marks. Most problems arise either when we try
to impose our views on others or when others try to impose their views on us. When we
treat others the way we want to be treated we begin to live in love. Living in love is a
much more elevated stage of living. Peace is easy for all I have to do is to be in peace
with myself. There are only two persons, I with myself. But love is only possible among
a minimum of four people. I with myself, you with yourself and then you and I. Now you
know the cause of all the problems in this world. PEACE IS NOT POSSIBLE
WITHOUT LOVE. Sometimes I don’t understand why people should not agree all the
time. Is it because we are still animals? Are we fighting for territories when territories
have simply vanished?
I am fortunate that I was given a head start in this side of life. There was complete peace
and harmony at home. My father as the head of the family never had any arguments with
my mother. My mother always complained that why she married him, he is not good, no
new clothes, new vacations etc. It never bothered him or he was deaf to those complains.
But both worked very hard. I cannot recollect any one single incident where my father
and mother argued over. He seldom spoke to any body except me, to him I was
something like an icon. When you come from such stable and peaceful family you are
fortunate and blessed. I think my wife and me have maintained a very peaceful
environment at home and in the public and we have got two very stable young lions in
Co-operation and corporations are possible when there is peace and harmony among the
members. It is very important that all members are in harmony and in agreement. This is
the most important aspect of any organization. Recently, in my enterprise we have to
gather up 60% of the staff, bundle them up and then set them on fire, which means we
fired them. The business is stable, not losing any more money and we are rebuilding it.
Our business is down by 40%. You cannot have termites gnawing at your home or rats
drilling holes in your ship. They should be identified, quarantined and destroyed and the
place sanitized. We did exactly that. Now every new employee has to sign an oath of
allegiance and loyalty before given the broom to start work. Cleanliness is the first task
for any one.
FAMILY AND SOCIETY…. TWO MAJOR LAND MARKS
I do not know how the concept of family originated. Family has been in existence for a
longtime, Society is a recent phenomenon. The purpose of both is to preserve. The very
quest for man is to preserve himself. That is the nature of the universe. According to
scientists universe is expanding, but they have not explained into what. That means it is
growing, we as a product of the universe also have to grow, it is our nature. See some one
introduced the concept of god into the equation and have spoiled the soup, somebody
throw the wrench into the moving wheels and stopped the progress. But nothing can stop
the truth forever. See in nature water takes several forms. It is liquid at room temperature,
it is called ice below freezing point, it is called steam above boiling point. So it has at
least three incarnations, three forms. It can go back to any one of the forms depending on
Take a piece of rock, over the years it transform into dust, then dust into particles and
then into solution and the solution when dries becomes rock again, may be a different
form of rock.
Now take a human being, we are born, we grow in body and conscience. Body dies and
permeates the soil. The conscience permeates the society. One of the important ways of
permeation is through insemination. We produce children. So do plants and animals.
Recent developments in science has proved that you can clone yourself. Now why am I
talking about all this, I want to take the concept of God out of the picture. There is no
God, but standards by which every thing in the universe behaves. If there is God when
there is war, on which side is god? You know some people say that God is a director and
he is directing a movie, nonsense! It hurts when some one hits me. And he is having fun
at my expense. There is a fundamental law of the universe that every action has equal
reaction. This is the basis of the family and society. So to produce a desirable effect we
act. Atoms do that, Molecules dothat. Though they look inactive they are active in their
own way invisible to us.
By coming together, a man and woman they produced the first family, though it is
uncertain if the man found the woman for his own pleasure and made her a slave or to
keep her away from the other men kept her under control. It seems that good men
respected the women for what they are and bad men kept them for what they can be used
for. Originally it was all eating and breeding, so the families were big. Children were
incidental or a by product. Sex was never interesting till the modern marketing genius
created the excitement of the unknown, the unseen and the invisible by putting the
underwear and the bra around and in between. It is said that the old man didn’t want to
see it at all and the young man wanted see it all. There is no thrill in it it is all an illusion.
The government got in between and held man for his sins! They institutionalized pleasure
into bondage and called in marriage and got him to pay for it.
I like the concept of government but not the way it is carried out. The government
officers weigh three times the weight of an ordinary citizen, I could be off by a couple of
pounds. I told a government officer, I wish we could electronically tag you and follow
you people to see what is being done during officer hours. The government is a necessary
evil but an expensive expense.
So we have the family and the society to work with. Remember my friend you own none
of this. By contract or a mutual pact, you abdicated you individual rights (not freedom) to
obtain something in bargain. Remember it is a perfect science you exactly get what you
paid for. In modern society people were willing to give up more than in older societies.
So you gain more from a society that is willing to trust a central body called government.
The word trust is of utmost important for you cannot write into a pact all what every
citizen has and is willing to give up and the government cannot put into the pact all that it
can do for you in return. You have to simply trust. What is the proof that your new
country works, go out and see how peaceful and free people are. With the heavy influx of
immigrants and the uncontrolled flow of refugees we have difficulties with maintaining
law and order . We see security cameras, safety bars, alarms are on the increase. It is not
the new comers are bad, it is because they are coming from underdeveloped and low trust
societies. The law of freedom and right to property and not inseminated into their brains,
hearts and minds. We have to help them. The easiest way is to go to those countries and
build schools, social institutions and infrastructure to improve their awareness and the
advantageous of high trust. At least 40-50% of the world population needs awareness in
modern living. Imagine 70% of the population in India have surrendered their life to god
and depending on god to provide all goods and services and people in the middle east
sacrifice their lives in the name of God. These people eat and take what is given to them.
These very same people once upon a time prayed to god for help when they got sick and
god send antibiotics either from Europe and America. I would like to see how many high
priests have Tylenol in their closets.
What we have done in Europe and America are we kept our families and society free of
interference from church and the government. Both stayed out of the economic aspects of
human life. Both encouraged equality to all. Freedom to all. The family as here today is
different, the husband and wife are equal participants not partners for they don’t own the
family but belong to them. Through a pact called marriage they agreed to give up their
rights as owners for the privileges the union offered. Everyone belongs and no one owns!
Brilliant concept but could not have been possible with out the concept of HIGH TRUST.
Same thing for Society, each individual consented to give up their individual rights, how
unequal they may be, to gain more than what they gave up. What you see in your new
countries are as a result of the joined effort of all of us living and dead. It is the duty of
the new comers, born or naturalized to preserve, protect and propagate this marvelous
inventions and institutions.
My friend, I came from a tribal culture, we don’t even marry outside the tribe, we have
caste systems, class systems, sex systems. Marriage is like cattle trading and breeding.
Women cannot participate in society. You see them maintained here once they come
here. The man expects and woman obeys and maintains. I saw an old couple going to
church, the man walking in front and the wife following behind. Man conquered and
woman conceded. One is not possible without the other. It is a status quo. How can you
perform in a high-energy society when one of the participants is not pulling, and besides
you have to carry her? Why cannot the woman and man walk abreast and discuss the
issue in hand and arrive at a mutually beneficial and better solution. Your wife is as good
you or if you think you are superior then she could be superior to you too, you cannot be
the plaintiff and the judge at the same time. Choose one or the other. The incidence of
divorce is a big score for the old culture, but what they do not understand is that we are
going through a phase of inequality to equality. Man expects the woman to be inferior,
but that thought is changing. When equality becomes universal our marriages will out
perform old marriage systems. My son got married as an equal partner. I was thrilled
My friend it is a critical juncture in your life. You have to respect Equality, Liberty,
Fraternity. Take a look at any French coin and you will see these three words inscribed.
The French revolution marked the birth of the modern society. You probably came from
a society where these are unheard or unknown. Let me ask you, do you want be free?
Yes or No. The answer is yes, then I have the right to be free too. You cannot have
double standards, one for you and one from you. Choose one of the two. I don’t say we
are perfect, but we are better, if it is not, man as an opportunist and you as a man will
swim back to where you came from, you cannot take the boat, train or plane, because you
didn’t believe in our system. There is no room for nonsense. I am pounding with heavy
artillery not to impose my will upon you but to convince you that you have to emancipate
yourself. I don’t have to kill you; you will kill yourself.
You may say okay big boss if it so, then why do you have so many divorces in you
families?. I knew you will ask that question. See my friend we came form old world over
here, so we still have some of the rudiments left in us. We are constantly changing. The
present day marriages wont end up in too many divorces for our children go to school
with boys and girls, work together with boys and girls and they grow up accepting as
equals but different and when they marry they know what they want. It is not a forced
union where the man walks in front as the conqueror and the woman walks behind as the
conceded. See the world away from us believes that equal partnership is not possible, one
has to live as the underdog. We have through social discourse and intercourse found that
equality is a sign of inner strength and hence mutual respect. This is God my friend not
deities and books of religious nonsense. It is a way of making money for a few. If God is
alive and well, he or she will be incinerating the infidels. We believe in people. If God is
out there why should we give tax breaks for the places of worship. May be the
government is also living in feudal times. We are trying hard to stop the inflow of
feudalism into our countries. It is easy to believe in fate than in faith, for fate you can
blame somebody but in faith you have to work! Why make life miserable for all?
We are still living in the old world shadow, people are migrating form the old into the
new bringing their superstition instead of their talents. We need fresh ideas for a new
world. It is coming!
DON’T ASK WHAT THE COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU…………..
John. F. Kennedy said that to his people and the people put man on the moon. That was
one of the most powerful, compelling statement made by a statesman.
You have come as an immigrant to this country, which means this country has offered a
sanctuary for you. YES or NO? It is a yes. Up to September 2001, people like us were
keeping quite for we didn’t want to be politically wrong, 911 changed in our favour. Now
we are questioning every aspect of immigration. Don’t forget, I am a new immigrant too!
I am raising this issue on behalf of the silent and tolerant majority. They are frustrated
they are disillusioned and disappointed.
If you don’t like this country, what do you want us to do, do you have plan? Why don’t
you look for a better country? I have met a lot of people who hate this country to different
degrees. The people who hate the most are the people who are not fluent in English. It is
a medium of understanding, it is like a toy , if you don’t know how it works you will not
like it. English is a beautiful girl. If you take a beautiful girl with you, you can get
everything done. If you speak good English you can achieve the same results and better.
If you can communicate well and effectively in English language you got it made.
Now that you are here, what are you going to give to this country? All we want is
LOYALTY. Be loyal to this country. We cannot force it upon you it is an internal matter.
You have to open your heart and accept this concept. When you do this you are going to
be a different person. We are closer to a utopian society than any other country. The
proof in the pudding. Look at our neighbourhoods and work places and shopping malls,
you see people of all names and brands. What does it tell you? We have learned to live
together. It is simple and basic what do people need food, shelter, health. Once you give
them the basics they become more kinder and giving type. Let me put it this way. People
are nervous about money for money represents security. Once you have made money or
once you view money as flow and it is easy to make money than worry about it you
become more confident about yourself. It is like an aha.. is that all. It is kind of a feeling
becoming more secured about life. It like fearing to do something and then doing it and
finding out as though is that all. You know what I mean. It like learning to ride a bicycle.
You wonder how is it possible yet other people are riding it feely and unconsciously.
Then you learn it and say aha it is so simple. Same thing with money, it may look
difficult but once you know the know how, it is a breeze.
We have solved in this problem in the Americas! We want you also to learn to solve your
basic or basic problem as to how to make money. That is it gone are your superstition and
all you false beliefs.
You came to this country looking for freedom and prosperity, don’t blow the chance.
You have it, and you are not going spoil it. Imagine we import a regime like one in
middleeast or in an African country, that is the end of your freedom and probably your
life. So don’t go backwards. Ten years from now your children are going to enjoy better
life, don’t spoil it for them. Three generation from now your great grand children are
going to be Americans, they may remember where you came from, they may visit in
curiosity but if those countries have not modernized they are going to call them
I came from a former British Colony. The local people were fighting at that time, the
British put out the fighting and installed civilian government and for 150 years the
country prospered. We became a rich country, we had hospitals, roads, electricity,
telephone, schools and universities. Then the British left and in 50 years we are back to
year 1800. The very reason you are here is two, you can speak English, and the other is
your former country is in shambles. Same thing is happening in the Soviet bloc countries,
the soviets said okay you can have your own freedom, and you see the destruction in
former soviet states. 911 has given us a new direction in vigilant, we are going to have all
new immigrants monitored closely to integrate them into one people under one
constitution. The world will never be the same, some body shot at the very eagle that
carried you above and beyond. No new immigrant will plead ignorance, we are going to
introduce immersion courses for new comers. It will educate you in official language,
culture and responsibility. What happened on 911 was a foolish act of a misdirected
child. I have seen children throwing snowballs at the passing cars, same thing but killed
3000 people. It is our fault for having allowed “cells” to grow in our society. These are
cancer cells, they need surgery and it will be done. The course of the nation will be
turned around to follow what Kennedy asked for. You have come to this country you
have to become loyal to this country.
If rest of the world is in turmoil, we are not going allow that turmoil to spill over here. It
is time to stop turmoil in those countries. Let me put it this way, I landed in Paris, France
1977, after being a refugee in my own country. What does the word refugee means? you
are refused living. Eat me alive but don’t refuse me to live till I am dead. We don’t have
leaders in third world countries, we have cronies looting peoples wealth. In Paris I got the
first job offered to me, I built my present life on that job. I learned what does it take to be
a man . You want to know what the job is cleaning , cooking, washing and all the others
in a family. I was lucky my master was an American MBA. We had something in
common good education and English language. He is a good man, President of Scientific
American , Europe division.
I saw a different breed in him, confident and intelligent. It is just the opposite of cunning
and devious I saw in my country. He is tall and big, kind of an enforcer in a peaceful
manner. I came from a hard working, honest and trustworthy back ground. When you
look at my grand father he is powerful, my father is small made but tenacious that bull
dog type. I see that in my sons. I am a calm pond with a swift undercurrent. I don’t
enforce but that calm water is dark and deep. Next time look at a pool of water free of
ripples, looks fierce and fearsome. I let turmoil bang on me and destroy themselves. I use
the least amount of energy to achieve the best results.
So now I am in Paris and I am going to tell something that is going to change the world.
I went to the McDonald’s restaurant in Paris and a friend of mine bought me a
Hamburger and Coke. I ate it, there is magic in it. There is something in it that captures
you and engulfs you. I am an adult and educated but I was mesmerized. Give this food to
a child in a third world country and 25 years later he or she want to come to America.
What we are doing is since there is not enough space for all 5.5 billion in America we are
taking America to them. Russians are changing, Chinese are changing, Indians are
changing, but the fourth world countries don’t want their people to change. They are
preaching how to commit suicide and homicide. Religion is killing 1 billion, diseases are
killing another 600 million. And they are breeding like rabbits. There is a lot work to be
done. We have to lead through the mine fields of superstition and ignorance, we need
democratic institutions in those countries. This millennium is one of transformation of
Late John. F Kennedy asked his people what have you done to your country?. My
question is what have we done to the world? We are living on a dime , for when you
travel into the space all we see is a dime in the horizon. That is our mother earth. It is an
aquarium, we cannot isolate and live, we have to become part of it. We cannot progress
when the whole world is not mobilized to fight against ignorance and poverty. It is not
terrorism we have to fight, we have to fight ignorance first. We all have to get up in the
morning and get to work and do the best. If each one of us engage in such a venture we
all become equally knowledgeable and less dependent each other. We don’t have to fight
over food, religion etc.
Our leaders are to be blamed for the problems in the world. They want to keep the people
at peace, they think people will be at peace if we give handouts. No Sirs, when you do
that they need more. If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, but teach him to
fish and he will feed himself all his life. But our politicians are not the home grown
variety they are parachute artist, they have their own agenda, their wealth and pension
plans. Our national policies are now directed more towards self employment, it is a great
idea to free people and to take them away from extra curricular or extra entrepreneurial
activities such as terrorism and religious fanatism. I hardly notice the difference. So we
have lot of work to do. So my friend let me ask you what have you done lately make this
place a better place to live? If you love your family and children, you have to make this
world a better place, if you don’t keep your aquarium clean and organized you will die of
contamination. So get involved, do something good to make this place a little better than
you found this morning. As they say in Africa it takes village to raise the child.
This country is a fantastic place if you love freedom and self expression. The government
have very liberal monetary and fiscal policies to encourage self employment. And we
have in place various institutions to help you to make your expression into a world class
corporation. Look at IBM, Microsoft, Wal mart, McDolands, Cola cola, Toyota, Canon
etc to name a few. It all started as a small homegrown business and they had world-class
appeal, that is all it is. Name a country where an individual is so rich and still has not
thought about ruling the country? In some countries the richest man is the king. Who
made him the king? We don’t have a monarchy or a state religion, but individual freedom
is our king and our religion. When we have 300 million Kings and Queens we are going
to come up on top. Civilization progresses with the input of the people. People are too far
liberated to accepts kings and priest. Viva la liberte. Long live freedom
We have a good succession plan, since family or blood based leadership does not work
well beyond two generations, we have introduced the Act of Corporation, all our
institutions are based on that fundament principle of Corporation. This allow us to chose
the best to run any institution whether the government or the tiny corporation. It is hard
for the former president’s or prime minister’s son or daughter to be the next president or
the prime minister. You have to prove your way up! How cans a feudal system like the
one in some countries can survive?
We don’t baby sit adults. You wanted to come to this country looking for new life. If that
is not your purpose, you have stepped into the wrong house. The world is transforming to
Americanism. Let me define what Americanism is. Americanism means total freedom to
everyone from all forms of controls religious, political, church, the monarchy, culture,
color, race, gender, age, servitude, subordination. Think you are free bird like an Eagle.
Man is trying free himself, that why there are so many conflicts going on in the present
world, but they will all come to an end.
WISDOM AND WEALTH
If you came here with lots of money then you can let your money do the work and you
can sleep till you lose them all. Sooner or later you will wake up and see all your money
has disappeared, money can talk and walk, It like to talk its way out of your pocket. You
have to invest it wisely. Wise means wisdom, wisdom is not cheap, but cheaper than
ignorance. Once upon a time there were two people one is wise and other is wealthy.
Soon the wise became wealthy and wealthy became wise. It is hard to be wise and
wealthy, wealth has a blinding effect on people. So if you got money, the first place to
invest is into wisdom. I would rather prefer to burn all the money and become wiser. As
you get richer and richer the holes in your money basket get larger and larger. So you
have to find ways to plug the holes, but when thousands of mice are drilling how many
holes can you plug? Every move you make uncle Sam wants a piece of the action. Last
time I counted he had at least has 10 hands. For every 3 employees you hire, uncle Sam is
the fourth employee on your pay roll. I understand that the Mafia is Sri Lanka charges
only 4% of your loot, whereas Uncle Sam charges 15% on your purchases.
So the best way is to bundle up your money, hide it in the basement and go to work.
You will meet some brilliant scam artists at the job site and they will teach you
what this world is all about. I do know how you made money in the first place.
You got 24 hours, I got 24 hours, I got two hand and one head, you got the same. Then
how did you get so much of money?. So I don’t blame uncle Sam for putting his ten
hands into your loot. But uncle Sam is smart he know what to do with you. At the end of
the year he is going to tax you either on your capital gains or on your income. So what
are you going to do. Uncle has developed a breed of people called accountant and tax
planners. They find tax shelters such as real estate investments and investing in money
losing (ad)ventures to avoid paying taxes. The idea is to protect your money from
erosion. Talk to all of them but you make your own decision. If you don’t know what
your money is doing you will lose it all. Giving money to your children is the worst move
that you can make, if they don’t know the value of work and dignity of labour they will
lose them too. I have met some very rich people, they go to work every day to protect
their wealth. Too much and easy wealth breeds contempt. I think your brain is still the
best place to invest, if anything left you can play with it for fun. I am not an expert in
money management so you go and find someone else to advice you. But I can give you
one advice, if you cannot sleep peacefully at night or cannot do your work in the day
without getting run over on the high way don’t worry investing or about investing..
Investing means you are handing over the money to somebody else. They have their own
agenda. When it comes to survival I am going to save myself first. That is human
instinct. In the world of declining prices and deflationary times where will you invest.
nowhere. In the long run our dollar will get devalued for our costs are high. In china our
dollar is worth a lot more than in our country. We need more dollars to buy in America
what we can buy in China. That is the purchasing power of our dollar here is weak. If you
have a common world currency and if that currency purchases less here and more in
china, what do you call that?. Comparative devaluation. Do I sound sensible?
Where will all the money go and where will all the immigrants go, to China obviously.
So much for international finance. I am clueless.
So lets go back and try again, true wealth is good health. How much money you will
spend if you know you have a disease? Everything until you get good health. So my
second place of investment is into my good health. I hope you have not got lost in the
shuffle. The first investment is into wisdom and the second one is into health. I am a
fanatic when it comes to food. I have a recipe of about 50 ingredients, fall into about five
main categories, herbs and spices, vegetables, seafood, lentils and seasoning. It takes
about 2 hours to prepare this “witch hazel” decoction. For dinner I drink/eat about one
litre of it. It contains about 70% water to match our body level of water. 70% of our body
is water, same as mother earth. 70% of the surface of earth is covered with water. See
how I keep in harmony with nature. I stopped eating meat and eggs, white bread, rice
potato, white flour, bottled soft drinks. For break fast I drink a cup of milk with honey. At
the beginning my stomach cried foul, but my body said thank you. I trained my stomach
to shut up. I walk like a tiger, fly like an eagle, work like a horse and my heart is a lion.
Only problem is occasionally I get letter from the transportation ministry that they may
have to suspend my license. One day it took them several mile of high way competition
to stop me. I hate slow drivers, stop signs and dump trucks.
So much for the second wealth, lets get to the third wealth.
Peace and Harmony. There are lots of elements that make up this area of wealth. What is
a disease, “Dis” and “ease”. Disease is the misalignment of our thoughts. How do
accidents happen? When your mind travels or moves faster than your body. Do I make
sense? Or am I insensible ? Back where I came from, if you drop the keys or if you hit an
obstruction, you are supposed to come back into the home and relax. Then you drink a
glass of water before you leave again. It is a perfect science. You balance your liquid /
solid ratio in your body, then you balance your mind / body speed and you proceed. For
every habit there is a scientific explanation. Time is a function of mind. I was trying to
find out the definition of time from the book, “A brief history of time” by Stephen
Hawking with an introduction by Carl Sagan. I could not understand a word, but I know
what time is. Time is pure conscience, some day I work all day and the time remains
constant and other days huge blocks are missing. Let me give you one more thriller, one
day I have to be some where on time and I was on the high way and all of a sudden the
whole traffic stopped and I drove through the traffic effortlessly. The traffic didn’t stop
but in my mind the traffic was frozen and stopped and just wandered through like going
through a maze. Time ceases to exist if you bring your mind to complete harmony and
absolute peace. So by maintaining peace and harmony one can live longer and better. The
purpose of life is to be useful, any other purpose is mere existence. A tree is useful, an
animal is useful, air is useful, water is useful, so are you. We all have a use for others.
Have you noticed that when you are of service to others that is your time of greatest
satisfaction. By creating greatness in your mind you are making your life calmer and
better. By holding my mind as a hostage I am creating hostilities. Relax and let go and
everything will go away. As humans we are supposed to give more than we receive is
wrong we cannot give more than we receive in the physical world. But we have the
capacity to create wealth from the natural resources. So when they say we have to give
more than we receive, they actually mean that that we can create more wealth and share
with other beings. I don’t like that idea it is discriminatory and degrading. We are all born
equally so we must learn to share. We are all rich with something unique so we share and
exchange. What I can give is my expertise in exchange for some thing else that other
have. So giving without receiving is wrong. Giving and receiving are two sides of one
coin. So next time when you give just see what you are receiving. The universe operate
on immutable laws. One of the laws is Giving and Receiving must be equal not
necessarily the same. Next time ask your friend what did you pay and how did you pay?
Profound science? I am good.
The fourth wealth is Hope, faith and love. Always hope that things will turn out okay.
If you don’t have hope and faith nothing will happen. Some people spend their life
hopeless, may be they don’t believe in them. If you practice hope and faith everyday you
will find at the end of the day you will reap your benefit as peace and harmony. I am not
seeking any great wealth but when I come home if I am at peace with me and be in love
with my family I have made great achievements that day. From the day we arrived in this
great land of ours me and my family lived in calmness. There was a time great storms
threatened my family, but we came out of it well. Since then I never invited any one into
my home who may cause imbalance in our peaceful family. We have lived disease free
life for a long time. That is a great gift to us. We will never trade it for anything else. I
make it a point to think in infinite possibilities and my ignorance in relation to universal
intelligence. I do not prejudge or make assumptions, if I do it die in my mind, hardly
expressed as words or deeds. I Thank my parents. The best we had. I dispute with people
who believe in the existence of an external force like God. If God is out there he or she
would have given everyone the quality of parents and the wonderful children we have.
I undertook this great endeavour because I achieved all I want to achieve for myself well
ahead of time. Why this discrimination? I want to help the world to have good people,
excellent families, energizing relationships and a few selfish people. I really mean it in
my heart and mind. I always had time for other people so did few other people.
The fifth wealth is abstinence and avoidance. Anger, anxiety, vanity, jealousy, ego,
boastfulness, revengefulness are the great devils and demons in our lives. I recently found
out that the great leaders of positive thinking have neglected the negative characters of
people. The biggest hindrance to progress are the road blocks inside us, if positive
thinking is to bring about good results, we must put a dam against the flow of anger,
jealousy, vanity, anxiety, inferiority, ego, temptations, aggressiveness, fear etc. If you do
not work to get rid of them you will suffer the consequences. Disease and misfortune will
descend upon you. The purpose of religion is to help us to rid of bad habits. I am yet to
meet a person without some disease or misfortune. Calmness, Coolness, Patience,
Tolerance and Absolute Control are the rock of Gibraltar against which great waves
break and flow back, like an aggressive, invading army falls back in disgrace. I do mental
calisthenics and I know when to do it. When my body tells me either I am tired or body
cells are agitating I sit down close my eyes and close the world behind. I feel my body
cells coming together in harmony and I feel normal. It takes only five minutes. Try it for
yourself next time when your body is not normal. You will live longer, Guarnteed.
The sixth wealth is family and friends. To have a wonderful family and friends is a gift.
It is not given to you but you have to make them. I have a wonderful family and great
friends who help me when I need them. My help to them is stable and calm relationship.
Our relationships are based on mutual trust, understanding, non interference, freedom and
individual stamina. Each of us is morally strong and we don’t need each other to control
each other. We come together as grown up people and behave that way. Non interference
is our great strength. I had an incident I want to narrate to you. This gentleman works for
the Revenue Office. I owed some money to the government so he called me. I explained
the situation and agreed to see him at his home. I visited him and we discussed our
problem. We became good friends, so to speak, but he had one problem that that he likes
to control people. I am 57 and he is 58, we are adults, grown up adults waiting for
grandchildren. I would not mind spending time with him. But I have my business and my
family and my life. He didn’t like the idea and he will call to threaten me saying that he is
going to close my business down. I panicked and then picked up myself and asked
myself, “What did I do wrong to panic” nothing, all I owe was back taxes. I stood up to
his threats and nothing has happened so far. See I was brought up to think there is a
perfect world out there and everything is done according to undisputable and immutable
laws. When you grow up in a hard working and ethical family all you see is universal law
of justice. You fear all your action even if they were done with good intentions. Some
days I feel very proud about my parents. I am sure my children have got the same
If you have these six wealth, you are rich. If you look carefully everybody is working on
it but only a few know what they want. Once Alexander the great was asked why do you
want to conquer the world? He said once I have done that I can relax and enjoy my life.
He was asked what stops you from relaxing now? See he wanted a peaceful life but he
didn’t know that he does not have to conquer the world to be at peace. Instead of going
directly to peace he wanted to come around. There are about five fundamental goals of
life. The first goal is to complete your life fully that is at the deathbed you must smile.
That is leaving this physical form willingly. Number two is during the time between birth
and death you must have good health and long life. Number three is peace and harmony
everywhere including your inner self, anytime and with anyone. Number four is building
and maintaining loving and caring relationships. Number five is satisfying and rewarding
work or vocation or career. Think of your life in the backdrop of these five goals.
Money is magic, it appears and disappears. It is an illusion, if you need money it will
come from somewhere. They say there is gold in the air. It is true. I have no scientific
explanation, but so are so many things have no explanation. If you are reading this book
you are great and have great potential. You are an integral part of this universe, universe
does not exist but you and you are the universe, so you have everything you need. If you
really need anything you will get it. Believe me.
I never had any money but when I needed it the most it appeared from somewhere, of
course you have to seek it. If you don’t seek it you don’t need it. Having no money is a
great gift, but having the means to get it when you need it is the greatest gift. My father is
well known in my village where I came from, I am well known in my community here in
America. I never seek recognition but it comes looking for me. I am scared of it, it thrusts
more discipline into me. I like to flirt a little bit. Next time around ask three of your best
acquaintances to write one page about yourself. Read it carefully if you do not understand
the deep meaning ask them. Don’t get offended don’t offend. This will tell you who
really you are. Start from there and build on your life. Good luck my friend.
My extreme good health is due to my goodness. I behave very carefully. I had a few
encounters with young ladies, women are fascinating, they are naïve too. Sometimes they
lose themselves to you and is ready to get hurt. I step a little bit backward and let them
come back to senses. They may have enjoyed that moment but now they love me all their
life. Women are great if you treat them with great security. There is no security in
surrender. The father of one lady calls me a gentleman because I behaved with her like a
gentleman. It was huge investment for me. You invest in people and you reap
DON’T MIX GASOLINE AND ALCOHOL….. They explode
An automobile is a must. We have big roads and far away places to go. A driver’s license
is a must, most places ask you for identification. You lose both and you are an orphan!
Gasoline and Alcohol are freely available if you are of certain age and when you mix
both and drive you become a manned missile, it is both suicide and homicide in one.
You can take public transport to most places but we are not good at subsidized services.
Public transport is a way of mismanagement of the resources. Government is very
expensive to maintain. There is no incentive for them to produce. Some one asked a man
what is your brother doing? He is busy looking for Job. Same man asked him what is
your brother doing now? He said nothing, I thought he was looking for job, yes he found
a job with the government. You will invariably notice that in any government job site
there will be one man working, two people watching the traffic, two people talking and
the rest gone home or shopping. You will also see frequent stop sign on the back of
government vehicles. It is not about the vehicle it is about the people, they tell you in
advance that is how they work, so that you don’t get annoyed. Once I went to the local
revenue office and found out why health food stores and pharmacists are doing so well.
On the elevator down I changed the number of persons permitted in the elevator from 18
to 8. It was easy all you have to do is to remove the ONE in front. It was a very conscious
and conservative cool move. After all I am a good citizen, that is my duty to serve and
protect. I see that on the police cars. I have to interject jokes otherwise you will get bored
and fall asleep.
Lets go back to the subject. So don’t drink and drive. Again there is a catch. Why don’t
they say , if you drive don’t drink. This is where new immigrants can help to get our acts
together. We are not perfect. But you need your car and license to drive. Most work
places are out of the range of the bus travel, besides bus travel is slow, it is good if you
have not slept the previous night. My brother is a very practical man. He got me the
drivers license and co-signed for a car and got an apartment to live. I hated him at that
time but now I thank him for throwing me to the alligators. Talking about alligators.
There was a rich oil tycoon in Texas. He wanted his daughter to marry most courageous
man in town. So he invited a few and told them whoever who can jump into to the
swimming pool full of alligators and make to the far side without getting hurt, he did not
say anything about getting eaten alive, he will marry my daughter and all the wealth will
go with her. So stood the young men pondering. One man all of a sudden frantically
swam all the to the other side and escaped the teeth of the alligators. On coming out the
father asked him how did you get the courage to do it. He said what courage? Thank the
guy he pushed me in. Fear and Courage. That is the difference between success and
You will find time is important in our country. Time is money. They work together, if
you got time you can make money, and if you got money you can save time. If you got
car and license you can save both time and money. Every penny you save and every
second you save can make you rich faster.
So the final word is, “ Don’t mix gasoline and alcohol”. Thank you for listening.
HALF THE POPULATION UNEMPLOYED
In any economy only about one third of the population is employed. That has nothing to
do with creativity and productivity. A true economy, through natural selection, only
employs the cream of the crop. The laws of creativity are so precise, so intense, so
accurate, and only a few selected people can do it. It is a case of match making. What you
are gifted will find universal use and application. You don’t find rare gems all over earth.
So are gifted people. However much a mule tries it will never be a horse, however high a
crow flies it will never be an eagle. This is not discrimination. you cannot tell a horse not
to discriminate a mule or tell an eagle not to discriminate a crow. The world runs on the
idea of a few, we live because of the energy from sun. Moon is up there, we don’t miss it.
It has very little to with our existence. So are some people. So far very people have
challenged true leaders.
So in any economy there are few people who set the pace and direction. Whoever thought
Wilson of IBM, Gates of Microsoft and Andrea of INTEL will change the world forever.
Imagine the world without them. Imagine the world today without electricity and
telephone and television and Internet. How many people are involved here, a handful but
they changed the world. The rest of the population merely operate on the platform of the
great men. The universe is sprinkled with great elements. We are standing on the
shoulder of a few. The greatness of humans in the it is educatable.
The trend of the world economy depends on these great minds appearing in the horizon.
For these great minds to appear freedom is essential and as long as America remains free
we will lead the world. Once upon a time the great civilizations of Mexico, Egypt, China
and India led the world.
I have given a brief idea of what determines the employment pattern and prospects. The
basic economy of supplying food, shelter, healthcare, education etc will remain the same,
new technologies change the way basic economy is operated. You can find employment
anywhere but you need the new technologies to work within the economy. Once upon a
time if you can operate the buggy pulled by horse you got employment, but when cars
came you needed to learn how to drive a car. You cannot operate a car with a buggy
The basic idea of capitalism is to reduce the cost and increase productivity and hence
profitability. Ultimately only the cost effective one will survive and others will be
gobbled up. Within each business the same process is going on. If you are an employee
and if you are not the most cost effective employee soon you will be out of the door,
otherwise the employer will be out of the door.
The government when enters the market to provide employment is the worst that can
happen to any economy. When people consume more than they produce the country goes
into deficit. How many politician can get up on the stage and say that openly. That is a
politically incorrect statement, otherwise put, you will not elected. I advice that you get
involved in out democratic political process, it is a great way to express you views and
also to keep the politician working for us. Let me give you an actual incident. The
highway from home to work place was really getting bad and nothing was done about it.
So I sent an email to the prime ministers office. The next working day I received an email
saying that it has been forwarded to appropriate ministry and two weeks time the
highway was fixed. See how democracy works, it is not visible but you enjoy it
ECONOMIC POWER VS ECONOMIC POVERTY
All living beings need food. That is the most basic of all. But we have come a long way.
Prisoners demand bottled water and beggars don’t take nickels and dimes. One lady
complained when I gave her one dollar. She wanted five dollars. I gave it to her. May be
she is right besides she is openly panhandling compared to state sponsored panhandlers
given a bank account and a bank debit card so that their self esteem is not tainted. A
friend of mine, well educated is living on state sponsored welfare money. It is Shame!
Through years of hard work we have come to understand various laws and principles of
creativity and efficiency. Through the application of these laws and principles we have
created an enormous Agricultural- Industrial- Information- Communication complex. We
have basically solved the supply and demand aspect of human life. There is surplus
production in some parts of the world, especially in North America. We also have
excellent wealth distribution and redistribution system that allows every citizen live
above the subsistence level. That is the greatest achievement. But in the old world where
you came from due to feudalistic system and social conditions the new world ideas and
institution have not taken root. A strong and democratic government at the national,
regional and local levels are required to foster economic growth. The Banking system has
to be developed.
The world is at the grip of religious superstition. The biggest obstacle to progress is
religion and fanatism. Most of the global conflicts are centered around religion. In my
opinion the best religion is work, and that was the first religion. If everyone of us go to
work and get to work, most of the global conflicts can be solved. Artificial religions have
got in the way of work and creativity keeping economic poverty. Even among the
immigrants this problem still exists. This is due to retaining their old country beliefs and
customs. They maintain and propagate their old customs which in the first instance
caused them to seek life elsewhere. You may not like me pointing this out, but English is
the international language. It is the latest of the languages and developed and evolved as
an industry language. It is not the language of the English people anymore. English is the
best gift they gave to the world, like how the Chinese invented paper, computer and gun
powder. So let us accept it as a medium of communication. It got large number words and
their conjugations, which offers effectiveness and versatility. There are about 600,000
vocabulary in English which gives great latitude and longitude.
I hope I have justified that you have to accept your new domain as it is and if you got
something good we will take it. Don’t become a fanatic about your customs and beliefs.
My advice is become an economically independent individual. Nothing else is more
important than food on the table, roof over the head and clothes to live in civic society.
Keep your social beliefs and religious beliefs to yourself and see if you children will
follow them. Don’t waste your life on something unsustainable.
Religion offers an excellent excuse for being lazy, lethargic and indolent. I respect a man
who takes his work to heart and work religiously. Work as long as you can, when get
tired rest when get old retire. Work is the best of religions.
PROACTIVE AND PRACTICAL
Remember two entities, TIME and MONEY. The whole world operates on money.
Money is the total sum of all your efforts. Other definitions of money are of academic in
nature. If you want put food on the table you need money, if you want to buy a home you
need money. Be proactive in making money and be practical in spending money.
Let me give you an important piece of advice. Do not borrow money. Do not live on
credit. A home may be purchased on credit, all others pay cash. The lending system has
been hijacked by the lenders to lend you money and then keep sucking you out. If you
need a car save and buy one. A car in no more a status symbol, any one can own a car on
credit. It is only a means of transportation.
The other scandal is to do with home appliances and furnishings. When we came to this
country we bought a bed for 180 dollars and we still use it after 30 years. Never bought a
new car, always a second hand car, bought only one home. No wonder we are
millionaires. We look, behave and live like ordinary citizens. DO YOU WANT TO
KNOW WHY? We are living within our means, cash is very hard to come by, you may
have assets but till you find an idiot and a stupid buy it, it keeps sucking tax money.
Owning property is playing into the hands of the state. About 50% of your blood and
sweat are taxed! Beware what you buy. You purchase, you pay for it, you them maintain
it and then you pay tax on it. Don’t be a stupid. The tax system is designed to stroke your
ego and arrogance and then draw you blood out as taxes.
The tax system is designed to promote economic development. How you may want to
know? You pay taxes only on your profit, but if you show no profit then you don’t have
to pay tax. Are you confused? You are only taxed on your profit if you own a business..
You can even show a loss buy spending more than your profit. At the end when you want
to retire you pay capital gains tax. A friend of mine is smart he understood the system he
“steals” a little bit at a time from the government. The government is interested in
providing employment to people through business sector, so they encourage you to
expand the business by reinvesting your profit. They do it so well stroking your ego, your
ego satisfaction. But they take care of you, you can have everything as long as you
employ people and pay reasonable tax. If you are an employee good luck you are taxed
for working and taxed for spending. Welcome to America. But that is what you pay for
safe, secure and satisfying life. A good tax accountant is a must whether you own a
business or employed by a business. See the tax system is designed to push you to be self
sustaining and self supporting. Don’t you see a nation we are cultivate the habit of doing
what we like to do. How can a feudal system keep up with us.
This country is not for slaves, servants and coolies. If you want, but you will be an eternal
worker and when you reach the age of about 45 you are not wanted any more. Because
you know too little about the work and too much about the system. You know how to
play the system to your advantage. You are an economic disaster and a loser. Most of the
immigrants end up like this, but you don’t want to be one of them. That is why you
purchased this book. So my friend you are on the right track. Be good and get better.
YOUR HEALTH AND EATING HABITS
They go hand in hand. I want to accept this is where we have gone off the tangent. This is
a collateral effect of our economic prosperity. We have to virtually pay our farmers not to
cultivate. What do you say my friend about our system/ It was all possible because of the
individual freedom to proper economically. I came form a third world country, Sri Lanka,
but remember in the 1950 Sri Lanka was an economic paradise. We had homes, plenty of
food, good education, and excellent healthcare. We were a tiny America in Asia.
India and China did not see the free world system, but they caught up with it and now
becoming economic superpowers. It is good for the world. So basically the world is
getting integrated economically, I feel sorry for the people of Africa and the Middle east.
But they will change. About 1 billion people have been left out of the world economic
forum. I think we have to make huge investments at the government level to build social
institutions and infrastructures in those areas.
Sorry, I got emotional and enthusiastic. Food; plenty and cheap. You can feed a family of
four with $100.00 a week (2006). That is only 30% of the minimum wage level. So for
each individual, it is about 7.5% of the minimum wage. Pretty good. In some countries
100% of the family incomes goes on food.
With this kind of economic prosperity we tend to over eat. The food that is prepared at
home is not a serious problem, yet I will come to that down below. The processed food
industry and the fast food industry are the two to be watched. When you go shopping
next time read the table on nutrition data or facts on the food label. Watch the fat,
cholesterol, Sodium, Sugar, Calories and carbohydrate content. Evolutionarily our bodies
are far behind the evolution of the food processing industry.
The current trend is to eat organically grown foods. If you can afford it, it is a good
Basically eat less carbohydrates, fat and proteins. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, seeds and
nuts. If you cannot recognize the food in its natural form stay away from it! Avoid
processed foods. And an advice to the parents never ever lets your children eat television
meals, that is do not allow them to watch television while eating. Let them talk to the
food and let the food talk to them. Most of the diseases are due to less attention paid to
the process of eating. Eating is a complex process and has to be paid attention as to how
the food looks, how it tastes, how it is masticated, how it is swallowed, how it feels inside
the stomach etc.Eating is one of the most important part of our lives, but alas, now they
are manufacturing kitchen appliances with television so that you don’t have to eat in the
living room or family room. That is not good either
At this point I want you to remember, the continous education process, you have to
educate yourself with the latest of knowledge, discoveries and inventions. You are affcetd
by the spread between your knowledge and the knowledge of the economy. This disparity
will always be there but you have to keep up with it, because what you don’t know can
harm you! Knowledge is power but information is overpowering and info-knowledge will
propel your into the stratosphere of health, wealth and prosperity. Go for it my friend.
Lets talk medicine; let me see how much I know. Health is Wealth. Do not smoke, do not
consume alcohol, do not worry, avoid stress, and avoid anger. Eat less. Walk to work.
Get a job in a physical work environment like a factory or farm. Sex for health and
procreation. Find a proactive doctor, a doctor, who will advice on what to do and what
not to do before ailments catches up to you. My Doctor was a Vietnamese immigrant, he
always sent me home without medication. Advised me to eat less, work well, sleep on
hard surface and take vitamins regularly. I thank him and I thank God for the great health
I am in. I still put in 15 hours of work seven days a week I am 62 years old (2006)
Since evolutionarily we are unable to keep up with fast paced living, we have to take
certain precautions and prescriptions. Due to the active life style we tend to create too
much of free radicals in our body. What are free radicals?. Ha ! Ha! As though I know it
all. What I understood was that if you leave a piece of iron exposed to nature it will
corrode. These are caused by oxygen in the air, water and soil. Our body is made up of
soil, water and air so they also corrode. This corrosion reduces the functioning of your
body and reduces your life span. So you have to take vitamins, minerals and
micronutrients either by eating phytonutrients or supplements. Let me make it simple,
Just eat colorful variety of vegetables and fruits. Very simple isn’t it? Why should I
become you nightmare by using highly technical words.
INDIVIDUAL EVOLUTION AND COMPOSITE EVOLUTION
I am not personally aware of any research or information on this subject. Animals and
birds live in harmony with their natural environment. When the seasons change they
change their domain. So it is natural for living things to move than adopt, because
physically and functionally they will be less efficient. Take fish for example, it cannot
live in air but can live only in water. That is an extreme example. But if you study
zoology you will learn there are some animals that are amphibious, that means they can
live both in land and water. Humans cannot live under water more than about a minute, it
may take millions of years to evolve to live under water. The society we live in is a kind
of a medium in which we live. It is not the physical environment but the socio-intellectual
environment. The individual intelligence of the members of any society totaled up
represents the total intelligence of the society. This intelligence is much higher than the
intelligence level of any member taken at any time. Even if you are born in this society
you will have a difficult time coping up with it. If you are a new immigrant you will have
a good time of your life spent adjusting to the new realities.
To catch up to the evolutionary status of the dynamic society is impossible. Knowledge
develops in every direction adding new capabilities and features to the society. People
become obsolete. You may run to catch up but the society is a speeding entity, which you
will never be able to catch up to it. This is the reason why you become redundant and
casted away as unemployable. Even businesses become obsolete and go out of business.
Compare with your country you came from, nothing changes drastically to affect you.
The changes are intergenerational but here the changes are intra-generational, that means
things change rapidly with your life span. Let me give you perspective, the advancements
made in science in the last 30 years represent about 1,000,000 years of the work done.
How do you cope up with such high speed evolution of intelligence? You may go to an
institution of higher education and become an expert. But what about the other faculties
where you are an infant? What about your knowledge gained at the university lost in the
How would you cope up with a society of this nature? You cannot, no one can. There is
only one choice left to you, you become an expert in your natural area of strength. You
spend hours and hours refining your talent and stay ahead of the rest. You become the
king of your own jungle. The survival of the fittest!
I have observed some “leaders” trying to subdue the society to control it, but that will
only reveal their ignorance. For example currently there is a movement to curb illegal
immigration. You cannot stop immigration. Migration is a human characteristic in
grained in the genes! If money has no national borders, goods have no national borders
why there should be national barriers to immigration and emigration?
Let me interject another phenomenon called environmental refugees. This is again due to
man’s greed and competition leading to unsustainable development. There is no time for
the environment to digest the changes brought about by man in his quest for supremacy.
We have to slow down the process of industrialization and return to sustainable
development. The current wars and environmental revolts are just the indication of things
to happen. Mother nature will readjust its composition to a maintainable level by
reducing the population level.
I want you to see my side the technology is accelerating putting mother earth under stress
and challenges you capacity to keep up with it. What can be done about it? I will leave up
to you come up with an answer.
Did I deviate too far off the track I have a habit of making mockery of everything, that is
what my wife of 40 years keep telling me. To her I am wasting my life. I thing she is
right. You know wives are pragmatic and we men are conceptual boys, we never grow
out of it. When we see a woman, you know what we think.
So my friend welcome to new realities, you bought this book and you learned a lot. I am
really interested in changing the world for you within your evolutionary capacity. You
can change your body a little by taking steroids but you can definitely improve on your
intellectual capacity to have a good life. I consider my self as pioneer in individual
freedom, not at the state level, but at your heart level. What good is state freedom if you
cannot free yourself form superstition, feudalism, materialism and fanatism? Become a
free man, free of everything, like a bird in the sky, discover your unlimited potential.
Invent something it is all out there to be discovered. Make life better for you and for all.
Look at the world you inherited, our fore father toiled for it. They built the largest
economy in the world; they built the largest democracy in the world; they built the best
institutions in the world. But tell me my friend what do you want to do for the paradise
gained? As I am writing the Middle-east is destroying itself, but they were built by the
Euro-Americans. Welcome my friend to the constructive society. Leave your fanatical
and classical garbage behind, adopt at creative view and build these nations to the next
level. Build bridges among communities not bombs to destroy the one time gift called
There are some beautiful literature in your previous domain, there are some fantastic food
recipes, fantastic architecture , great folk stories, great inventions bring them all here we
will adopt them, but kindly leave the bad values behind. Remember you left your country
because the system did not work, don’t transplant it here.
Look around you we all came from somewhere, except the natives. We are all immigrants
we built this country. Take care of it, we will soon hand over the reins to you, my friend
prepare yourself for that day. But it is democratic process so you have to compete and
show that you can do the job well. We have a way of building peoples life. We give you a
job, take it, then build on it, become and expert, if it is not your favorite look for one to
your liking. It does not matter where you start, but you got to start and build on it. As I
told you earlier I started as house-boy and became a writer to change the world. How are
you going to change the world, how about that for a challenge? Can you do it?
DON’T ABUSE THE SYSTEM
My favorite topic, you know why? I have a friend of mine and I am going to write about
him without mentioning his name, then I want to give a copy of this book to him to read
this section. He is a shame and a loser!
His was well educated in Soviet Union. He has a university degree, a master of science
and master of philosophy and almost completed his doctorate. This man has a fine mind
for science but a total failure in our system. I tried vainly to support him in whatever
venture he undertook but he cannot carry forward. A system of state sponsored societies
does not work. It may work in a utopian society.
This man does not believe in our system, he says it is a corrupted system of the
Anglo-Saxons, they first colonized our land, stole all our resources and now they have us
doing the menial jobs in their country, therefore I refuse to work for them. I will see how
much I can get back from them. He lives in a government subsidized housing on welfare
payment. Shame! When people who cannot speak or read or write our language are
becoming millionaires this man is a waste. Shame to the soviets who educated him free!
True that capitalism may lead to monopoly but we have system to avoid such systems
overtaking the society.
I see this kind of collective behaviour in one or two communities. They think the white
man owes them a lot so they go on living at their expense. But they miss a point, the very
white man has gone far ahead without you. They enjoy excellent standard of living
because they invest in them selves. They invest individually and collectively. I offered a
friend of mine, who went bankrupt to reopen his business, we signed a partnership
agreement moved his assets into my premises and offered free rent and other overhead
facilities. He made fool of himself. While we were paying all his expenses he took the
money and spend it all. After eight months we looked him out, on reviewing his bank
statement we found that this guy was spending all the revenue. I am not a white man, but
I now realize that it is not the white man who took your resources, you did not have the
know how so he tried to show you how, but you did not learn, I learned it and I became
So there are people who abuse the system at various levels, at the state level, at the
business level and at the personal level. You are given the same ability and time given to
everyone else. You came loaded with functional equipment like an automobile, fully
loaded. Every one of us came fully loaded so what is the problem? You got fantastic
mind and brain there is no better machine like you anywhere in the universe. Why go too
much into detail. Look at the birds and the beasts, they get up in the morning with the
sunrise, they get to work as far as possible before anyone else to get their food. The early
bird catches the worm. So is our life get to work before anyone else. Either be in your
own business or work for someone else. There is no difference; no one is going to keep
you on the payroll if you don’t produce. It is a natural phenomenon. But among animals
there are parasites, as one IBM advertisement displayed man is made up of all the birds
and beasts. We have those animals in us. That is why we have so many characters among
humans. I am yet to see a cat behave like a dog and a dog behave like a cat, but we
humans can behave like animals. I think it is our mind that makes us so good and so bad.
So Mr.Human, do you know that you have been protected by the society so long that you
are a despondent and a dependent. It has to change because you have self-esteem. I have
seen panhandlers, I have respect for them, because it is their profession and they are
doing their job of pan handling. But Mr.Human how about those state supported welfare
recipients who are invisible and receive lump sum for doing nothing? Isn’t it sad man has
descended below the levels of the animals? What do you hope to do in your new domain?
You came with hope and happiness, are you going to rip off the system or are you going
to repair the system? My advice is choosing the latter. Do not destroy your future
generations or don’t deny the future generation of the wonderful life work can bring.
Become an example to others, be a leader at any level, be leader to your family, your
friends and neighbours. My children go to work everyday and on weekends too, you
know why? Because their father, that is I, go to work everyday. This book is the
crystallization of my work and a tribute to my parents who worked till their last breath.
I want to make your life exciting, so many others made it for me, so it my duty to make it
exciting for others. I truly believe in your success. I believe that the human race can be
salvaged and spun into the stratosphere to reach for the stars.
So my dear new comer, don’t abuse the system, improve the system, add value to our
society, add your knowledge and wisdom to enrich others. I am so happy that I am given
this honourable duty to help others to discover their potential. I am so happy that I
reached the pinnacle of human evolution that I don’t have to worry about where my next
meal is coming from, I am okay for the next couple of generations. So what is left for
me? Sit and waste my life! No my friend, I am on a crusade to help the world to better
living. So much of work has to be done, but so little time, before I leave I want to see
peace and prosperity all over the world and into every family. We have to stop
discriminating the people of Africa or any part of the world that is struggling. We have to
bring about peace. Peace can only be brought about when we remove fear form the minds
of the insecure. When we teach people how to be themselves with out the tyranny of the
king and the priest we have made a great contribution. Let breed courage and confidence
in peoples mind, freeing people is only one side of the equation, have they freed
themselves? I don’t think so. We have that duty in front of us
HUNTER GATHERER SOCIETY-PRODUCER CONSUMER SOCIETY
I do not know how people started living. But they were living by feeding what was
available in the jungle. My great grand parents were kind of hunter gatherer generation.
Men go hunting the jungle for animals, while women go gathering fruit, yams, nuts and
fire wood.. Every thing is free all you have add is labour, direct labour. So there is no
hierarchy to fight over who gets the most. Whatever is hunted down is equally divided
among the participant, nothing more nothing less. Each family is a nation. The man the
head of the family the woman the head of the household.
Families were large because it was family labour that produced the family income. Larger
the family more affluent the family becomes. Raising one more child is no more than one
more mouth to feed.This led to natural selection of women who can bear larger number
of children. Imagine living under absolutely natural conditions. The selection was
rigorous and the strong ones survive the weak ones die. As they progressed their natural
instincts told them to tide over seasons they have to hunt more and preserve some. The
science of food preservation is one of the oldest sciences and still some of those systems
are valid and applied. Necessity is the mother of invention. From there onwards man
moved into agriculture and animal husbandry. Markets opened up at common places and
transportation developed. Ever since we have been improving the basic system of supply
and demand. Today we are so sophisticated that we can live and exist on prepackaged
foods and nutrient pills. This producer consumer society is where we are. There is
sophistication in the division of labour and distribution of goods and services. You have
become used to living in such a society. It is very complex and well coordinated. Most of
the immigrants who come from big cities seem to adopted faster than those who come
from rural and farming areas. Most city immigrants speak English which help them to get
started easier than those who are less fluent in English. English language is a must.
Anywhere is the world. I do not see any other language taking its place, with 600,000
vocabularies it is well ahead of other languages. This 600,000 vocabulary makes it such a
versatile language. Most people do not understand the importance of this marvelous
language. So make an effort to master this language. I have seen very highly qualified
people working in menial jobs because they cannot speak and communicate in English. I
thank my parents, my school for having given me the proper direction. As I write this
book, the credit goes to my parents and the alma mater for having produced such an
outstanding citizen. It is not me it is my education!
HAVE A DREAM
A child is born and we do every thing possible for it to grow up. Up to the point when it
start exploring the world. It explores the world with its eyes, nose, mouth and limbs. We,
parents, become protective and star using the word “NO”, Don’t do that etc. But the birds
and the beasts encourage their little babies to grow up and explore the work with a free
mind. Imagine if the birds and the beasts start behaving like humans, we will have the
biggest mesh in the world. All the birds and beasts will perish.
We instead of gently redirecting their attention we control them. This control is the cause
of social strife around the world. CONTROL should be removed from the vocabulary.
Every child is born free and different but in the name of care and love we make mules out
of them instead of horses. Bring up your children with freedom, but you behave well and
they will become great citizens. My wife and I are proud of our children who are
excellent citizens because we gave them freedom. My children never slept in the cage or
crib, their mind developed with ultimate in freedom. My wife fed them and showered
them with love, I went to work to put food on the table. If any one thinks that the
traditional family is obsolete, just look at the world today. Most malfunctioning children
and adults came from dysfunctional families. A single parents should not be allowed to
have another child, divorce should not be easy. It is the responsibility of the state to
educate people on the benefit of two-parent family. There is famous saying, “ Parents
need parents and kids are having kids” got the message?
Look back into your childhood days, there was a dream in you, but your dreams got
buried in what we called the social conditioning. The society has a knowledge level and
that level of knowledge conditioned your life. In the 1950s where I came from the society
believed in so many things, which were later proved to be mere superstition.
You lived under it. Today your are in the most advanced nation, where you can be
duplicated by genetic engineering. There are groups and people think it is against the
wish of God in this country. But the reality is it has been done and more things are on
Your dream is now possible for in this country of ours we believe that freedom of thought
and action must be allowed. People must become free thinkers. These thoughts can be
expressed in any form you wish to do so; either as a book, or in the form of art, or in the
form of a business, or as political career, or as an act. We have no state religion, we have
no state uniform, we have an official language but you don’t have to learn it, but if you
need a job in the government you have to learn the official language. We allow people to
become who they are. This freedom of existence is the key to our success. When people
are allowed to think freely the best comes out of them.
So you are in the right land to pursue your dreams. I want you to go after your dreams.
But remember it is not an easy road. Dreams don’t just come true, you have to dig them
deep. You have to put up with disappointments and discouragements. You are on your
own because you are pursuing your own dreams not mine or any one else’s. You may
have to sacrifice all you got, you may have to put up with lots of unwanted results but at
the end you will find a way to do it. In this process you grow up into a real personality.
You will become a good husband or wife, father or mother, or a good leader. It will
change your life. When you go through this furnace of life you will understand this
country and understand our people. They are tough outside but tender inside. You throw
yourself to the lions and come out as a winner. Whatever happens never, ever give up.
When you give up you give up your freedom. People invariably give up their freedom to
people weaker than themselves. Weak people are the most dangerous.
We recognize two personalities within you, the nature’s personality and the nurture’s
personality. The nurtures personality can be trained. If it is not possible how do you get
people to go to war and die for some one else? So the ancient king and priest knew it and
manipulated you to their survival. In our system we want you to recognize this feature
within you and to develop it to your own wellbeing. My dear friend, I am very selfish,
because if you don’t succeed I will not succeed. My former country is in civil war for the
last 50 years once upon a time the brain capital of southeast Asia is now infested with
wild animals. Man is not fighting man any more, he is back to stone ages fighting
animals. Now you understand why I am selfish. To preserve me, I have to preserve you.
It is a social contract I make with and among civilized people. This best man ever
invented. A society of people serving and protecting each other and the union.
PLAN YOUR LIFE
Now that you are allowed to dream and to pursue the dream you got a huge task to
accomplish. You have to plan your life. Let me ask you one question, when you wake up
in the morning do you want to be a winner or loser. No body wants to be a loser, so you
want to be a winner, then win all day. When you wake up in the morning do you want the
day to be a good day or a bad day. No body wants to have a bad day, so make your day a
good day. You can also plan to fail! To some people keeping up with the Jones is the
only way they can motivate them. Is does not matter whether you keep up with the Jones
or not, you got to do something with the only life you got. Life is an irrevocable one-time
opportunity that is my definition of life. The dilemma is you don’t know what to do, how
to go about doing it. So life becomes an experiment and a gamble. I think life a 100 year
research project and your findings will benefit you on your way and the benefit the future
generation, especially you immediate family. The purpose of life is to simplify life.
How do you do it, by planning for today, tomorrow and forever. They say a person can
live forever as long as he or she has something grow into, something to learn, something
to achieve. As far as I am concerned more I live more I benefit the people now and later.
I do not want to lose my 60 years of accumulated knowledge in my brain. To me every
day is so precious that I have rationed time. Since there is an acute shortage of time you
have to ration time and dispense it accordingly. You are given 103680 heart beat per day.
No more no less, you have to make the best you of it. Once you lose it, it is gone forever.
We have no current technology available to recycle lost time or recover time. They say
that if you can travel faster than time backwards you could recover time. That is yet to be
But ,then, time is also a mind set. They say time does not exist, it is function of our mind.
There is certain amount of truth in it. Have ever noticed some days you are missing big
chunks of time, while standing in front of the microwave feels like eternity? To control
time one has to expand the mind, time is just the space in your mind. If you connect you
mind to the infinity then time stays constant because there is no space for it to move.
Have you ever noticed that when you are fully engaged in an interesting thought time
does not move. May be the day and night will come and go, but the time stays constant.
Have you ever seen yourself in the mirror when you are cleaning the mirror. Nothing
exists in this world except our ego. We see thing because we want to see things. But
when you are fully engaged you see nothing. Deep in thought you disappear and
everything disappear. How is it possible? What we see are an illusion, what we feel are
all illusion, we are supposed to be spiritual, you now know the meaning being spiritual.
Look up in dictionary the meaning of spiritual, it says, “relating to one’s spirit and higher
consciousness, as distinct from one’s earthbound body and nature”. When your soul is
impure you see the body and structure. Am I going too far with my philosophy. Okay I
will stop and come down to earth. My job is to help you to put your ego through fire to
purify it. But I don’t know how. You will know it when you go through life. Every thing
you do is to purify your soul. So my friend we come back to democracy, democracy is
not political science it is pure spiritual science. One has to have the freedom to go
thorough his own path and process to purify oneself. That is what democracy tells
indirectly and that is what eastern religions say directly. There is confluence between
materialism and spiritualism, east meets west!. Democracy is the best path to
enlightenment! Ultimately we all will become Indians, I mean not a race. India means
cradle of spiritualism. Have you noticed the prefix in names Indo-china, Indo-European,
Indo-French, Indo-Pakistan, Indo- American, why Indo, because all roads lead to peace
and harmony. Indian may not have food or toilets but very peaceful people. There is no
Fanatism in Hinduism. All welcome and all can embrace any religion. If you are an
Indian you should be proud of it, add that feature to our culture.
PLAN FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS
My friend, you have come to this part of the world where we live by plans. We have daily
plans, weekly plans. monthly plans, yearly plans etc. It is no different from your former
domain. Since we live in a highly competitive capitalist world, if you do not keep up with
the pace you will be swallowed up. We have social safety nets to protect the weak and the
diseased but you did not come here to be at the bottom of the pyramid. You are a winner
that is why you were able to make it up to here, but that is just the beginning. You have to
rebuild your life. If you don’t you will miss the greatness of this country. Most
immigrants are able to get good life for their children, but not for them. I made it into the
millionaire club. That is the secret and you bought this book to find out how this little
rascal made it to the top. My name appear in the Who is Who in this country directory. I
was the president of the lion’s club, also member of the elite club etc. I started and build a
business from nothing and without the help of the banks, but with the help of my friends,
suppliers and customers. My children went to the best university, got jobs with
outstanding institutions and got married to local partners. My children never learned any
bad habits so are their fiancés. Remarkable achievement for a third world country
immigrant. You know my friend, I want you to be successful. I am writing this with
passion and enthusiasm but I will be proud if you make it into the millionaires club.
It was difficult at the beginning, but I bought books, tapes and CDs and learned how to be
successful. All along I helped fellow beings to propel into the space. Some people took
advantage of my greatness some people abused my greatness.
My friend believe me the world look exciting from the peak of himalaya. It is a state very
close to paradise, how can I describe it, there are no words in the dictionary. It is feeling
of release. The human form is a punishment. When your body hurts you struggle, right,
when you get better how do you feel, kind of release from pain, isn’t it? To be released
from this body while you are in the body is a stage in evolution. From monkey to man.
I always thought that I was unfortunate till I hear the troubles of others. The daily grind
and diseases and disabilities and incurable cancers, the list is endless. The cheaters and
pilferers, the stealers and imposters oh what a world. God if your alive I despise you, you
are very discriminating.
Therefore my friend, plan to succeed, if you do not plan, you plan to fail. This is how I
planned my life. I reviewed the plans of others and listed my plans. then I found out that I
have to align my plans to suit my inherent natural abilities. So I studied the science of the
mind and found out certain laws of the mind. So I listed my plans as follows:
1. Making money and profit in my business every day.
2. Effective and efficient management of people, time, money and ideas.
3. Good health and long life up to 100 years and beyond
4. Peace, Harmony, Patience and Tolerance
5. Work diligently. Energetically, enthusiastically, perseveringly and dedicatedly
6. Hope, Faith, Love and Kindness towards people and all living beings.
7. Positive thinking in anything, anyone, anytime and anywhere.
8. Absolute Honesty, Integrity, responsibility, Sincerity, Trustfulness and
9. 10 million sales to my business by year 2010
10. Manage money and become a bank
11. Pay off my house by 2008
12. Purchase my own premises for my business by 2008
13. Buy a beautiful palace
14. Buy an expensive car.
I look back when I started and now to see I have developed my personality in those
directions. I am soon going to review my plan because I have to grow into something.
Life is not a destination, but a journey. I need a map to continue my journey. I am 60
years and I still put in about 85 hours per week including weekends. This does not
include my study time, which is about 10 hours. I sleep for 56 hours per week. I have
another 17 hours to help people. I have a wonderful family; they neither support my
life nor complain about it. I developed my family to stand on their own, not to lean on
me. I am a true democrat. I hate social functions; it is waste of my time patronizing
other people’s false sense of pride and boastfulness. Who can out do and spend others
is the norm. My life does not depend on other people’s applause and approval. I live
within me within my means. My balance sheet is well balanced, which you can see in
that I have balanced my life between material wealth and spiritual wealth. One
without other is unsustainable. I had a difficult time defining my mission in life. I
want to leave something behind that will last forever. But all the material wealth will
return to it source hence unsustainable. I have to do something at the spiritual level,
which will sustain the test of time. That is why I wandered into writing. Something
that will last longer than material wealth. This struggle also taught me one of the
finest lessons, if your mind is struggling that is how it should be, struggle indicates
growth and outcome. My struggle to define my timeless mission dragged me into
Here is my life’s mission
To conduct my like at the highest possible character and leave
something timeless that will benefit the generations to come.
Pretty cool eh!
THINGS TO DO TODAY SHEET
You know my friend; we are a nation of thing to do lists. You will see them all over the
place. Shopping lists, errands list, daily things to do list etc. I do not know what the
reason is for this behaviour. Are we a nation of poor memory or simply that we have
more things in our minds? Let me try to explain the dynamics behind it. When we wake
up in the morning we are fresh and the mind is working uniformly and everything is in
order and clear. As the day progresses our minds get cluttered up and we start to behave
by impulse rather than by proper sequence. Through experience we have found that we
were able to achieve more with less time and expenses if we can sequentialize our chores.
Remember that I am a controversial character and innovative adventurer; I invent
new words in English as I go along. I need those new words because there are no
words in the dictionary that will give body and life to my thoughts. You know when
you are growing, you run out of space, you run out of money, you run out of words, you
run our of time etc. If you have challenges that are the way they should be, they indicate
you are growing. Don’t discuss your problems with others, they will make mountain out
of a tiny molehill. It is the nature of the universe and hence the nature of human being to
consume the weak. The instance you mention your problems they know that you are
weak, hey time for the meal!
When you wake up in the morning, do you want to succeed or fail, do you want to he
happy or sad, do you want to be manageable or a menace? I know what your choice is.
So you have to go out and make it to happen. You cannot sit back and expect things to
happen. Fate vs Faith. Fate is expecting things to happen, Faith is to make it to happen.
I use a 12 point sheet to write what I want to do. Some people can handle more some
people can handle less. It is the road map for today. Don’t lose it.
I want to tell you an interesting story it happened couple of days ago. That particular day
I have to go to the courts and on top of things my truck blew its engine. I can handle most
challenges. The world is not going sink into the black hole, at least for the next couple of
billion years. I did everything to work out the fine details for my driver to be back home
by three O’clock. That is I prepared a thing to do list for him. He has not come back on
time, we tried to reach him, he did not have his telephone with him that day, he has
already left the previous place and has not reached the next place. Two hours have gone
no sign of his return. Finally we found him and you know what he said, I got lost and
have difficulty finding the place. He is right you know why this particular delivery has to
be made deep in the jungles of Africa. No body has ever been there and no maps are
available! Are you kidding, this delivery has to be made in one the best-organized cities
in the world he had a map and an assistant help that day. This man had a map and an
assistant could have planned his next delivery from the previous place. He wasted 2 hours
of his life, he lost two hours of wages for me, he wasted 2 hours of my life, he wasted
fuel, and he wasted 2 hours of the assistant life. And the business lost money too. He
could have planned his trip. The essence of the story is that plan your day and most
important of all stay with the plan.
My dear friend your life is a trip too, every day for rest of your life. One of the best things
that happened to you in life is that you found me, the navigator. But I am not a fisherman
who will do your fishing. As Confucius said, “Give a man a fish you will feed him a day,
teaching to fish and he will feed him all his life”. I will show you how to navigate and
you will become your own navigator and the pilot. You have to be both.
You must know where you are going and you must know how to get there. This is real
life. May be you were not exposed to this form of living. The system failed because it
didn’t provide for it self to sustain it self, you and the system drained till it cannot support
neither you nor the institution. So you left and came here. You didn’t know why your
system failed. Because the system failed to plan for today and or for the future. You
failed and the system failed. A system like Soviet Union failed because the central
government controlled everything, people were not allowed to plan. So they just reported
for work, the workers pretended to work and the government pretended to pay with false
printed money backed by nothing. My friend when we issue one dollar we have at least
one dollar worth of either an asset or capacity created. The shelves were empty and the
money is worth nothing! I pretty sure if we don’t buy the oil, if we don’t buy the cars, if
we don’t but your tea, if we don’t buy your toys, if we don’t buy your textiles your
system will collapse in a day. Your former country will be bankrupt and we have to either
rescue you or forgive you. The problem we have is we produce more than we can
consume, now you know why people hate us. We are successful in solving the basic of
human problems. We had kings, we had religions they could not solve the problem, but
we did solve our basic problems through democracy! The third and fourth world
countries are imbued in ignorance; they don’t know what money is. Money simply a
printed piece of paper to facilitate the exchange of goods and services produced in the
country. You cannot just print money it should have the goods and services behind it. If
there are more goods and service than the money, the value of money will go up for you
can buy more with less, the prices will come down. On the other hand you have more
money than it can fetch, the value of money will go down you have to carry money in a
truck and bring the goods in a bag! So to speak.
My friend when it is so simple why have not your system mastered it. Not that they can’t
do it, they don’t want to do it. Why bother when uncle Sam will give it us and it is free?
Now you know why they us Uncle Sam.
When you have a very productive tree back at home didn’t you put a fence around to
prevent from plundering your produce? What do you called that in a nation?
We call it the military. Not to impose our will on others but to prevent the weak and the
ignorant. September 11th, 2001 is a stark reminder to us of the world out there and the
subsequent unleash of scintillating performance in Afghanistan of the impending disaster
if they try anything naughty. It is just a sample. This is mule power vs rocket power!
The world should be happy that we just smacked their hands instead of spanking them
hard. We are good people.
See we have a plan for our country, we knew uncle Sam could not only be blamed for the
ills but some maverick may take a run at us. I came from a third world country as a
American, I was convinced before even I came here. I was in France and worked as a
house boy and the President of General Motors came to my employer’s home for dinner.
My employer introduced me to him he spoke to me a couple of words and told me go to
America, we need people like you. I am simply a third world country fellow became a
refugee in my own land and have lost all my hope and dreams and working as a house
boy and this high ranking officer of the world’s largest corporation looked into my
thought and gave me a direction to pursue. I don’t know whom to thank God or Him.
My friend we are great people. Our greatness is patience, tolerance and compassion. It is
our strength and not our weakness. In old cultures these are signs of weakness. The cow
remains calm and gets killed, the goat gets slaughtered, the chicken gets chopped but we
are the Lions and Tigers and the Elephants and the Eagles of the human jungle. Do not
make that mistake. Become one of us! To hijack civilian planes and kill civilian families
is not an act of heroism it is cowardice. When we went to Afghanistan and bombed the
hell out these people, they went back 5000 years into the caves to hide. So much for
commitment to what ever they stood for and their courage! To get young minds to
commit suicide is no act of heroism! That is a sin committed in the name of religion!! To
get young children to cast stones is lunacy, where are the adults? God, if he or she exists,
did not make us strong for no reason. We were selected to help the world to free the
people from the feudalism and fatalism. Fatalism is now added to the list of
primitiveness. Feudalism, socialism, fanaticism, fatalism, witchcraft, voodoo,
superstition, ghosts, devils etc are the characteristics of a primitive society. We don’t
believe in them.
If you come to our country and support any one these nonsense, you better change for it
is of no use. The system we have will not allow you to prosper. You have to plan your
life and execute it; you will see the features and benefits withnin10 years. To plan your
life you have to make some fundamental changes, you have to first believe in yourself,
and then believe in this country. If you cannot do that, please go back to your old system.
A friend of mine is writing a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Commission
about discrimination in our country. Of course we are going to discriminate if you don’t
have the skills to get a job. We didn’t say you cannot use the public facility, we didn’t say
you cannot buy food at McDonalds, We didn’t say you cannot board the bus or train. We
didn’t say that you cannot go to school. But every employer has to make money to stay in
business, he has to discriminate between the capable and the incapable, an asset and a
liability, profit and loss. These businesses are the backbone of our greatness to have
welcome you into our country. We have to sustain them, we have to maintain them, at
any cost. It is hard for the children of the earlier arrivers to talk to you about these for
every time they said something you cried foul, but me, I am like you came very recently.
So I am doing this on behalf of them for they made my life beautiful for family, my
children and me. Believe me if I can do it, you can do it too. Try. Try hard. There is one
word and deed you must remember, perseverance. When everything fails try
perseverance, it will succeed.
PLANNING YOUR STUDY ROOM
The world just prior to the European expansion was in a primitive stage. Feudalism,
religious superstition, warlords and landlords, ghosts and demons were in control. You
see that system still in some parts of the world. The Europeans introduced institutions to
manage the society well. Education, Healthcare, Land ownership, institution of marriage
were introduced and people become more organized in living. When the Europeans left
these countries, these countries didn’t have the know how to improve on them. So they
stayed where they were left. But the Europeans in their motherlands kept improving on
their systems and institutions. The Europeans and Americans introduced computers and
soft-wares to operate the computers, they introduced the internet etc. They also improved
upon their social institutions. The Colonies as they were called did not make those
adjustments. Most of the countries such as Japan, Korea, and Now China and India are
adopting the Euro-American social structures and are even progressing faster than the
Euro-Americans. Why am I introducing this concept here, because most of my immigrant
friends and families came to America and would not become Americans or North
Americans. My friend you were born and raised in your former country. Your ancestors
same thing applies, but somewhere in your ancestry your ancestors came from
somewhere else. I am sure the cultures and practices were not all the same. Similar
situation here, you are going to change and you will change. If you don’t you deny not
only yourself but also all your future generation the goodness and greatness of this
During the era of Alexander the Great, the life expectancy was around 35. At 35 you are
gone, today we are living up to 85 and soon it is predicted to shoot to 120 due to the
advancement in medical sciences. It is also said that you live till you want to die, because
replacement body parts will be available. A human is no more human it is a machine.
That means you cannot say that at 65 I am going to retire. Retire and do what? Enjoy life.
I am sure you don’t want to die at 65, you don’t want to even die at 85, you want to be
immortal and eternal! It may be possible.
So you have to keep up with the rest of the world. You cannot learn through experience
alone, too time consuming, you may want to consider setting up your own study and
library. Most people do because you are in a new and evolving culture. Your vocation
may also require that you constantly upgrade your skills. Back where you came from the
state was the biggest employer, but here the state is very small compared to the private
sector or the industrial sector. The state encourages individuals to start up their own
enterprises. So the economy consists of almost private enterprises. Either you will be
working for a private enterprise or you will be operating your own enterprise. The tax
system is organized around to help self employment or an employer.
Whether you are self employed or employed by the private industry you will forced to
keep up with new ideas, inventions and discoveries. This requires that you allocate
certain amount of time to upgrade your skills and knowledge, besides skill and
knowledgeable people are very expensive. Whether you are in your own business or
employed by some one else, you must avoid obsolescence, this requires that you keep
with modern findings.
There is another very important reason why you have to create your own study room,
your health. Living in a very active society requires that you participate in number of
events. Healthcare is primarily your own responsibility; the hospitals and doctors are
available to assist you in maintaining good health and long life. If you look carefully back
in your own country the healthcare centers are called Hospitals, but here we call them
Healthcare centers. It is a proactive society where preventive medicine is given
With the advent of computers and the internet you may want to consider subscribing to
such services. I think it is a must. It saves time and money. As you know time is a very
ON BECOMING A INFORMANIAC
We are not just a mass of flesh and bones. The body and flesh reveal who we were and if
you want know where you are heading one must know ones level of thinking. Our
capacity to think depends of how much information we store in our cells. The future of
mankind will evolve around his or her special areas like the brain and mind. We have
mastered the science of muscles, we have automatic and robotic equipment to perform
the function of muscles small and large. So what is left is knowledge and information.
Application of repeating knowledge has been taken over by the computers. Computers
can do a little bit of voice recognition and “thinking work” but they are far away from
doing the innovative work. They still cannot think like humans, and certainly think like
you or me. The future on mankind is more architectural, that is less of work more of self-
emancipation, the development of the mind and conscience. You create something that is
unique to your nature.
The “released” people. That means they are people who are free of the daily grind, they
are not affected by the daily ups and downs. They are very knowledgeable and aware of
life. They look at life from outside. They are free of ego and desires. You become an
enchanted souls, free of human attachments. Daily as human being we go through birth
and death. Death frees us but then we are born again the next moment to face the worldly
travails and troubles. Either we must free us or must stop being born again. To exist in
complete harmony is not to seek or solve, just leave them alone, let the seeker move and
face the turmoil I shall not. This is extreme wisdom, a wisdom no one can dispute or
destroy, you exits as pure conscience, and it circulates freely in the universe and is
available to only those seeking freedom from worldly attachment. As a businessman, I
was asked to comment on the contribution of a particular trade directory to my business. I
wrote about the contribution the trade directory has done to the community, not a word
about my business was mentioned. When the trade directory was released I read the
comments by dozen other people, they all wrote how their businesses benefited by this
directory. I realized man is supposed to release him self from worldly attachment and free
himself, but he wants more and more. The mere operating a business is the exercise that
is suppose you graduate you towards release. We have got a long way to go and we have
got a lot work to do.
This is information at its best, you are born to serve like a teacher, a teacher in existence.
You are fortunate that you have been taught in human life. That greed, anger, vanity,
jealousy, anxiety, judgment and all that human feelings are not necessary but necessary
steps towards freedom from attachment.
You are now a supreme being. And you have to guide others towards that calm and
peaceful life. We are heading in that direction. Work as defined today will change. We
have mastered the art of production and distribution. Soon we will turn inside and look at
our life and try to make it peaceful. Look today to see out of the 24 hours per day, how
much is peaceful and serene quality. You must see the quality of your life. Set some
quality standards, we have all forms of quality standards for our external work, but do we
have at least one for our internal life. The very purpose of life is to make life as an
undisturbed body of water. Even a small speck of disturbance can create ripple effect. My
friend this is extreme science, you can’t even get if you pay a billion dollars, but from me
it is free. Look at the billionaires, they pay such a high price for peace and freedom from
attachment, when it is free from me, but you paid money to buy this book. It is worth it.
So my friend, you came probably from a third world country and I have taken you to the
paradise. But a short trip. So what ever you do, do it in the name of others. Help others.
Help others to discover their purpose of life, it is difficult for they can only unfold in their
own way and pace, patience is the essence, you cannot force the cocoon or flower to
open. Show them the path slowly and patiently even if it costs you dearly. Let them
unfold at their own comfort. I have reached that comfort in life, A very comfortable life, I
struggle when others struggle, I am working in the areas of freedom. Life is a work in
progress and work in process. I do not know who to thank, my mother a devoted church
goer or my father a devoted work goer or may be both. I am blessed!. I am eternally
There are two aspects of human life, one is the development of the body and other the
development of the mind or the soul. The ultimate aim of life is contentment. To keep
your body and mind content is difficult. The erosion of the body and the mind has to be
kept under check. This is where people fail. Once they reach a state of contentment they
Think they have reached the end of the journey. Then the sufferance begins. So what do
you do, you have to again engage in mental calisthenics to reach a state of contentment.
You are a very special kind of animal, you need knowledge to content you, you can gain
that knowledge or information through physical work out or by reflection. It all depends
on what kind of knowledge you need and if it is available by reflection, if it is not then
you have to go through hard labour. Therefore you must learn to accept labour with
contentment, what is your choice, do you have one? Work is contentment, any kind of
Work, therefore is the path to enlightenment and emancipation. Books are good, work is
better, any work. Work, if done with satisfaction will bring more relaxation of the mind.
Remember the body never get tried, it is the mind that gets tired and manifests through
the body. So if you keep your mind steady and calm the work progresses calmly with
absolute quality output, whether physical or mental. When people say they need a rest,
that means their mind was not relaxed at the time of work. That is not work that is travail
SOME LOSE ENDS AND HOLES IN THE SYSTEM
The creation of credit as a means to help business flow better has taken a heavy
toll on the countries. We have all forms credit available in this country. It is difficult to
recover the loan once it is made. Today if you cannot give credit you cannot transact any
business. Once upon a time the banks were the only institutions that granted credit, but
since then the producer of the goods started giving time limited and amount limited
credit. This is due to several reasons, mainly due to concentration of wealth in the hands
of the few. Since everything including food is bought on credit, whom do you pay first?
Argentina is an excellent example, the baring brothers started the process and in the last
150 years they were unable to pay back the debt. So why lend to them? I am pretty sure
the capitalist will soon find way to give them more credit, at the expense of the silent
people in other parts of the world. The people of Argentina knowswhat does it take to
live. Let the protectors of the rich suffer the acid and the ulcer. There is no solution to the
problem. Man basically is either a greedy animal or a lazy animal. If we can create a
system similar to the one in Switzerland, we may solve the problem partially not
completely. Neither the communist system nor the capitalistic system is going to solve
the problem. We need equal distribution of assets and the sale of permanent asset like
land should be prohibited. Under no circumstances land or home should be used as lien.
The original idea of credit is to finance till the buyer pays the seller. It is secured with the
goods or the receivables. But as the creative capacity of the worker declined, and hence
his or her purchasing capacity reduced, the seller granted credit for a short period of time.
Today you can buy with nothing down no interest charges and no payment for 12 months.
What does that tell you? The country is not bankrupt, but a few are controlling the goods
and services and ordinary citizen is under control. In between the actual cost of
production and the actual cost of consumption there a missing link. One has to offer
delayed payment to encourage consumption. It is not an economic problem, it is a socio-
economic problem, we have some readjustments to be made at the social value level.
In the 1980s and 1990s the government used to deficit finance to keep up the purchasing
power, but they got out of it. The governments are safe in that respect, the government
behaves like a business with unlimited power to enforce its claims. The government gets
people to pay for all the services but kept taxing people’s income and purchases. It is a
shorted sighted measure but soon everything will cascade into free fall. The incomes of
the people are not sufficient to keep up with the payments. The real income is in the
negative territory. We need a new economic plan or theory. It is no longer a matter of
demand and supply, it the supply out pacing the demand. We have solved the production
side of economics, but the problem is the distribution of purchasing power. Without
purchasing power of people our economic system is bound to collapse. Our immigration
is to increase purchasing power not to increase production power. We no longer bring in
production power, we bring in purchasing power. The basic problem lies some where
else. We need equal distribution of wealth and there should be government involvement
in the creation of credit. But it is unfair to a businessman to be restricted in his
endeavour. He is the original fellow who solved out production side of the equation. We
should honour him or her.
With so much of overcapacity in the economic system what do we do with the people
looking for work. Either we have to expand our welfare system to cover those who
cannot get jobs or we have to redistribute the productive assets to most of the people.
The government has to be more socialist than capitalist. They try but then it had to be
internationally agreed otherwise foreign corporation will take over our country. Third
world countries try exporting but they don’t get too far.
What we need is a new economic theory. The businesses are not interested in such a
venture for they have their own selfish motives and besides they are very nervous people.
I am yet to see a money hungry man who is stable. The lender is more nervous than the
lendee or the borrower. I just added a new word to the dictionary, the word lendee was
not found. To the lender the word borrower sounds more demeaning to the lendee. That
way he keep him or her inferior. It is a glorified jungle of the strong and the powerful.
So you have come to a country where there is surplus production, there is overcapacity
but the prices are kept artificially high and since the government depends on consumption
taxes higher the price high the revenue for the government. So the government is unlikely
to interfere in the process. Today the government is in the process of creating artificial
demand by entering the consumption side. Welfare payments, Infrastructure projects,
Aids to third world countries are some of the programs. The Argentineans understand the
situation well, that is why they default for they feel they are not the cause of it, it is the
uneven distribution of wealth that causes the problem. Therefore my advice is to live
within your means, pay cash for everything except a home and may be for an automobile.
But if you have cash then you can buy a reasonably good used car for about 30% of the
new car price.
No one should be allowed to declare bankruptcy, but they do because it is a bait and catch
system. Once upon on time you need 25% cash for any hire purchase. That is you pay
25% up front in cash and the rest will be financed for a price called interest. You can
finance a home for 25-30 years. The lender likes long term lending, that way he or she
can make long term living at your expense. It is either a predatory or parasitic system, not
a symbiotic system. To make a living the lender is competing to offer you credit, but then
the minute you cannot make any payment they condemn you to the credit bureau.
Nobody knows what is going on, but every one is running around trying to pay the bills.
Once you are caught in the system you cannot get out of it. So to ease the pressure they
enacted a law called bankruptcy law, according to which if you cannot pay your debts
you can declare insolvent and you are free again to borrow. I think for 6 to 7 years you
will not able borrow any money. If you are smart you will teach the system a lesson by
going on welfare and let them find you an income. They will help you to get a job. But
who cares about the society tomorrow. In some third world countries there is civil war.
That is what happens when we don’t care about tomorrow. We are worst than the animals
in nature. We steal the eggs to feed ourselves today instead of hatching eggs for a better
tomorrow. So live your life your grandma do, be conservative and be careful with your
money. I am a living example of the failed positive thinking, I thought I will always find
a way to live, but I was postponing my living. A friend on mine came for a loan from me
I gave her $1000.00 dollars. It is pay for the car the police impounded. I never got the
money back, but recently she visited some one in England. I wonder how she got the
money to pay for the trip. She has not repaid my loan.
I never a took a day from work for the last 25 years, go to work at 6.00am and came
home when and if I finished my work, my wife calls me around 11.00pm to remind me to
come home. I owe a lot of money to a lot of people, my brother tells me I am a stupid.
But I will tell when I go home I sleep well because I did what I got do to be good citizen.
I cared for people, I took care of the problems as they came up, collected the money and
paid who ever I can pay. I gave up my house and drive an old car. But one thing for sure
my conscience is clear. I trusted people, most of them are good but all you need is a few.
One against a few is pretty tough when the profit margins are in the red. Some people
throw in the towel while other told me I should throw in the towel, but I want see if there
is any one who can bell this tiger. I am not cat, except when I relax! Relax like a cat!!
I went to court and thought gGd I will see, but I saw complete chaos. The difference
between the criminals and the lawyer are the suits. The judge kept quite while the chaos
becomes calamity, then he bring all animals to behave. It is like a circus. I went there sat
for 6 hours to find out they don’t have my papers. They told me I can go home. Then the
summons came again, the guy who delivered the summons didn’t even identify who he
is. Finally he admitted to me that he is from the federal police service. I went to the courts
the next time I saw the officer who is suing me for making a living. I didn’t steal or rape,
but I made a mistake transporting a regulated chemical, My driver didn’t pay much
attention so they are suing. So much for working to live. The only error free way is to live
on welfare. How can you make mistake when the government says stay home the cheque
will be delivered to you living room exactly on the day?. Today you don’t have to, they
will give you a card and you can pay for your beer and beef without working, cashing or
even carrying you money, with the dot. com companies the goods will be delivered to
your kitchen. Microsoft is working on a smart home programme it will reorder whatever
you need by doing your brain work. Going back to the story , the guy went and whispered
something to the crown attorney and he left, I followed him to see where he is going. He
went home. I came back and I sat in the courts, my name was called up I was told the
case has been postponed for 6 weeks. For 6 weeks this criminal is out on the road in the
society. So I went back 6 weeks later and I saw the same Taliban seated in the courts. I
call him a Taliban for he had his hear gear on. He looked as though he just left the cave
and came to the city. He needs a shave, a hair cut and probably some mouth wash too.
So I waited my name was called upon and they don’t have the disclosure or evidence to
give me. I was told to talk to his lawyer. I did not understand what was going on. The
courts have accepted to sue me without any evidence. Can I sue someone without
evidence? It seems that way. I stand on the shoulders of giants when situation like this is
presented , I don’t move let them move. They moved, they blinked.
Why am I professing all these to you? If you want get ahead you have to become tough
inside and soft outside. The system is not perfect it has its weaknesses, the God’s
representative, the judge, is overwhelmed by the volume of cases to deal with, so the
onus is upon the defendant to prove that he is innocent, it is no more you are innocent
until proven guilty. No wonder people don’t care any more. It is like defensive driving, it
is defensive living.
So if you want avoid bankruptcy or being sued just play dumb, go to work if asked to
work do the minimum, if you get fired go to the labour department, they will assist you in
all your needs. A young man told me if there are no criminals there will be
unemployment. I asked him how? He said the court house in an anchor around which
other small businesses operate, the lawyers, the police man, the staff and the secretaries,
the donut shop owner, the correctional service officers, the suppliers to the prisons. Crime
is the biggest employer in the city, it will never get outdated. You can expect General
Motors may close a plant and destroy the whole city but crime, they will never close shop
and move out. So it is a permanent solution for unemployment.
Cost of legal system
They don’t like you representing yourself in courts, for you are interfering with an
organized system. It cost a lot of money to hire a lawyer. So if you are small guy suing
someone you are out of luck, besides you don’t have the time and money. A court case
may take between 4-5 visits, that is 4-5 days of lost living. So avoid entangling with the
system too much. Most of my problems are as a result of my poor financial management.
I don’t feel much guilt for I didn’t do anything immoral; I applied trust and trust
betrayed. The cost of running a business out paces the revenue. The margins are thin and
paying the bills are difficult as they come due. You ask for clemency you seldom get it,
for they have their problems too.
If you want make a big splash , do it without a splash. Be a silent giant. You have to fight
the system like a bulldog, soon they will know this is a bull dog whom we cannot bully.
They become your friends, that is the nature of human beings. Don’t blame them.
I am a community oriented man, but I am under fire, I guess what I feel is that I am not
up to the mark and the system is telling either improve or back off.
I have outlined three areas that you want to avoid Credit, Bankruptcy and Courts. If you
can stay free of these three you will do pretty good.
OTHER LEGAL MATTERS TO AVOID.
Simply put never touch any one. The law is very clear. It comes form the fundamental
law of freedom of life and freedom of property. But we do touch people, we shake hands,
we kiss of cheeks, hug and all forms of touch. Then we talk to people, we have to be
careful with our words, one cannot abuse another with words, which is called verbal
attack. Then we look at people, though a very vague area it is still not allowed to look at
some people in certain manner.
In this area most people are good. People are civilized enough to understand that we
cannot use physical force on some one. Again remember that you cannot be the plaintiff
and the judge. That is the fundamental principle behind physical abuse. The precursor to
physical violence is the disagreement in the nonviolent phase, either your friend didn’t
pay back the loan or your wife didn’t agree with you or your child didn’t behave properly
at school etc. I have found that all litigation can be avoided if we can take a relaxed view
about the situation. No body benefits by anger, argument, litigation etc. Some times you
cannot avoid it, but in can be negotiated through a third party amicably. So the court is
only the last resort. Go back to the fundamental article of freedom. Your must respect the
freedom of others. When you obey this article you life becomes litigation free.
Remember where you came from. In some countries wife is a man’s property.
The duty of the woman is breeding, cooking, taking care of children and other chores.
Man being a hunter, gatherer, the farmer and the factory worker has well developed body
hence he is physically strong and during family disputes it is solved by physical abuse.
You cannot do that in your new country. The women have equal rights and the court is
very firm and forceful in this matter. Please remember women are well protected. You
may lose everything that you have, if she is a mother. Since she gets the children in any
custody battle she also gets to keep the home. You are out on the road. There may be
exceptions but very rare. So beware of wife abuse. She is not your wife she is a partner in
life. The wives are called homemakers; a decent way to respect them. Until a man goes
through the pain of child delivery he will never know the patience and tolerance of a
woman.. They are always on the job, at home and at work. Their day is from sunrise to
This area includes the unborn child too. You cannot physically discipline anyone. That
has been taken out of the constitution completely and forever. It is customary in some
countries to physically discipline children, but when they were born they were innocent,
how did they become bad to be disciplined. Look at the parents and you will invariably
know where the reason lies. Our school system is fairly good, there is no room for abuse.
Between the home and school there is room for misbehaviour. With the advent of two
parent working culture the children are left to the vagaries of the society. Drug abuse,
Physical abuses are on the rise. But the system is fairly secure and safe. The community
watch group must identify the drug vendors and get rid of them. It is the duty of the
families and the communities to keep a vigil on this matter.
You cannot abuse animals too. Dogs, cats, birds and other animals are household pets and
it is a booming industry. You have to provide reasonable care and protection to them.
You cannot leave them unattended in a car or at home.
Divorce is the easiest way to destroy your life and all your wealth. Two people gain at
your loss; the two lawyers. There is absolutely no reason for divorce. They say that when
you remarry you don’t get a different partner but you become a different partner. Only
thing that changed is you, everything else remain the same. Keep all what you have but
change your attitude. That is all it takes. Life is a one-time affair, and constitute of
several stages, Shakespeare says there are seven stages, but I think we have twelve
stages. So married life is one stage. If you have to relive your married life again you may
not have enough of life. So don’t be stupid, be smart. Let the woman run the family and
you help her with it. Simple solution.
There is a basic developmental problem here. Divorce happens for two reasons. One is
that the man is refusing to concede equality and the two is we refuse to look at the benefit
it offers in the long run. If you can live in a big city you can live with your family. The
phenomenon divorce is a stage in the evolution of the family. Today’s families are
equally balanced and family more friendly with understanding. There is no ownership! A
woman is not a property but an equal partner in a 1000 year journey.
Most of the tangible and high value property is registered with the Public Data Bank
operated by the government. The land and automobiles are always registered. Never enter
a private property without expressed consent from the owners. Only the courts have the
jurisdiction over this matter. To enter a property everyone including the police needs a
warrant. You will also notice that before you visit anyone in this country you have to
inform them in advance, usually a telephone call. This is the law that is has become part
of the culture. It is customary to inform before you visit, please keep it in mind and help
other new comers to understand it.
Any insurance is an insurance sold to maximize the premium charged and to minimize
the amount and chances of a claim. I am not an expert in this area. You need a life
insurance, car insurance, home insurance and health insurance. The government does not
get involved much is any area if the private sector can do it better and efficiently. The
government enacts the Laws and Regulations governing the law and the private sector
conform to these laws. It is an efficient system that optimizes the use of resources and
induces creativity and innovations.
Health is an important asset. They say health is the ultimate wealth. We have an excellent
healthcare system and if you need more protection you could get private insurance. In the
USA healthcare is entirely supported by private insurance. I think I like their system
because it makes you proactive and creative. There is no room for socialism, socialism
breed laziness, abuse, inequality and misappropriation because there is no way to monitor
who is doing what and how much is being produced. You cannot feed people from an
empty basket! We recognize you are talented, so that is a positive. Now it is up to you to
market you talents for a decent pay cheque. The natural selection will prevail and you
will end up where you should exactly be.
Since you are a new comer you do not have much in terms of assets and cash. So you
have to protect the only assets you have, that is your healthy self. The system is brutal on
the weak for it has to be efficient. Talk about evolution and natural selection. Capitalism
is the culling ground of the weak. Sorry my friend. But my friend look at the other side of
the coin it promotes individual development and character expansion , you become good
at what you are. Isn’t it a fair trade off?
Lets me give the best healthy advice.
1. Do not smoke, it is bad for you and for the environment.
2. Do not consume alcohol at all; forget about one dose for good health.
3. Do not drink if you drive. If they say don’t drink and drive, I say don’t drink if
4. Do not eat high fat, high calorie and high protein diet
5. Reduce intake of sugar and salt
6. Exercise daily, that means get a job that pays for exercising!
7. Take a good multivitamin with coenzyme Q10.
8. Find a job that is less stressful
9. Maintain excellent family and friends
10. Do not over extend with credit.
11. A well organized and disciplined life.
12. Write a book
You know my friend you have to pay a lot to get this help. But as I told you earlier I am
good at helping people. You paid a fair price for this book. It pays for my life on a
regular basis. A human mind is creator and accelerator. It takes the elements from the
universe and convert them into useful products and services. If you want a rich life all
you have to do is to do some form of service to a larger percentage of the population.
Simple. But there is small catch, are you willing to accept prosperity for others? My
friend most of us are jealous and envy other peoples success, that is why we struggle to
become prosperous, but if you become a supporter of prosperity for all then you will
become prosperous. Do you hear me? Thank you. If you are selfish and also envious you
got a problem. You are going to be a poor son of a bitch. Never feel sorry for a poor man,
show him the way, please.
I do not know how did this integrity fellow sneaked in here. I think that is one of the
biggest assets a person should have. Integrity is defined as total sum of all your
characteristics. It is predictability, it is reliability, it is sincerity, it is loyalty, it is honesty,
it is trustworthiness and everything expected of a man or woman. It is pure
consciousness. It is experience, it is maturity, it is the pinnacle of human evolution.
My friend you were born with it, but you lost part of it on your way up. Therefore try and
regain it, as you mature integrity becomes very important, it is expected of you earlier the
better. In a high pace society like ours you integrity will save you time which can be
employed wisely else where. I suggest that you solicit this knowledge else where.
All I can say is be honest in your relationships and dealings.
CREDIT: USE, MISUSE AND ABUSE
Credit is simply spending tomorrows earning today for an additional price added to the
original price. That means you pay what you borrowed with interest. As a new immigrant
you will be told and sold on everything from home to heaven. They sell plots in the
cemetery too! That is what I mean by heaven. If you flip in the TV you will see
infomercials, Highly sophisticated marketing tools to tell you and then sell that if you
don’t have it you will die! Every time I watch these infomercials I tempt to buy them. But
I don’t have a credit card. Ha..ha…ha….. I can’t have it. The little boy inside me could
not get what he wanted what he not needed. There are big differences between needs and
Let me talk about money valuation. This pure economics and common sense! Question
numero uno .
The price of a pair pants made in china identical material, identical style and made in the
same factory, shipped by the same company sold at two different prices in two different
stores. What do you call that? I do not know what you will call it, I will call it local
money (de)valuation. You money has a higher value at the cheaper store than the
Question Numero dontno (don’t know)
The price of a dining room set purchased today for $100 but paid for after one year for
$200. What do you call that? Stupidity. Your money is worth half after one year.
That is call time (de) valuation. REMEMBER THAT MONEY IS ALWAYS BEING
All what you own is constantly devalued, that is the only way the rich gets richer and
poor get punished. The prices always come down due to technological innovations but
the money managers keep devaluing the money so that the goods always look expensive.
My dear friend welcome to America. The land of the rich and the land of the bankrupt.
You have poor people in your country but we do not have poor people, but bankrupt
people. 45% percent of the people are already bankrupt, the rest 55% owes to each other.
Some one asked a very rich person in America how much money he got he said none.
But life goes on. It is the might of credit, if you owe little the banks will put you out of
business, if you owe them much you can put them out of business. I like Donald Trump.
A bank is an institution that is licensed by the government (people) to robs from the
poor and lose it to the rich.
You know these guys is business attire working down town, they are like alibaba and
forty thieves. A stockbroker is a person who gambles with your money till loses them all.
I think that is why casinos are doing well because at least I get some pleasure losing my
money. The government, that is another club, they are like the mafia but no help in
return. Where I came you pay only 4% of your revenue and the mafia gives you absolute
protection but the government here they take and take, nothing in return.
I think I have given you enough stuff to think about.
So my friend be careful with your hard earned money. Get a book on money
management. Any book will do. Money is a complicated animal and it behaves very
differently in the hands of people.
BUYER BEWARE-Caveat emptor, let the buyer beware.
This not a serious problem these days because thanks to our prosperity. Manufacturers of
these goods are respecting consumer complaints. But when you are purchasing some
thing from a non descript service provider or seller you are running into problems. My
son entered into a contract to replace the garage door and paid in advance. They installed
a door that left a 6” hole in the garage. When confronted they said something wrong with
the design of the house which purchased 25 years ago and the door functioned perfectly.
These are the people you have to watch out for. Try to get a contractor whose is known to
you or to a friend. Here you must apply your old kind ideas.
Remember even the government is in the business of making money. A third world
country is in trouble with repayment of their debt. The country is in civil war for the last
50 years, I mean 50 years. Argentina is in financial crisis for 150 years. To deviate a little
bit, look at Africa, some countries are poor for the last 200 years. The Argentineans who
are in financial trouble don’t seem to have a famine but financially bankrupt. They are
being kept a float with easy money. Africans are dying of famine and disease but
Argentineans are dying of moral decay, while we fight over whose god is better. If god is
alive and well why has he or she not descended upon the world to solve the problems?
People say to be politically right you must do certain thing and say certain thing but to
me I do every thing to bring peace and freedom to my mind. To me the freedom of mind
is when I am free to function efficiently and effectively. When I am angry or worried or
anxious or concerned I am neither effective nor efficient.
Our governments give out aid, grants and relief in those countries at the expense of our
country. It is good to give, but give them what they need not what they want. It all
appears like a scheme of controlling people, controlling people for what, they may
control us if we didn’t control them? Argentineans are wise people, you want to control
us, okay give us the money, so we have been giving for the last 150 years. You know
who is in control. A few street riots and you have the money, may be one or two people
may get killed accidentally, that is okay, they died not because of financial crisis, because
their time has come. Leave Argentina alone and see what will happen, nothing, they will
work themselves out of it; they got educated people. Only aid or grant that should be
given to any country is education. Give a man a fish you will feed him for a day, teach
him to fish he will feed himself all his life. Teach people how to work out their own
problem and they will work out all the other problems. One of my young worker came
looking for work and I gave him work and now he got too many problems, it was my
fault. If work is his only problem then he won’t have any other problems including
health. Have you ever noticed that people who have lots to do don’t have the time to get
Our country runs well so far because we encourage self-expression and self-reliance. But
we also get into the habit of feeding people for day. The government has become the
biggest corrupter of the society. The government sends out handouts on a particular day
and that day the malls and streets are full of people and cars. The government is
encouraging spending to keep the economy going, going where? Imagine if not for the
sweatshops of China, Bangladesh, Mexico etc we will be taking money in truck and bring
goods in a bag! Imagine the number of cars that will be in the junk yard if not for the
Japanese. At the rate of a new car every two years we will not have any space on earth to
park the junk cars. The politicians are short lived short memoried people, they do not
have along term plan, if they do they will invest in education, research and development.
We are lagging behind in this area, we are not making the right investments that will keep
us up in the standard of living.
AIM OF LIFE
The aim of life, during this life, is to become freed of all attachments. In the east where
lord Buddha lived, this concept has permeated into the conscience of the people. But
People are struggling. The reason could be that the concepts of Buddhism is either forced
as a state religion or being used at the surface level, but deep inside people are people.
Everyone should know the end result of life but must work towards it rather than copying
from others. So the east knows the answer and the west knows the steps. This may be the
reason why people come to our land for it offers them the sanctuary to work out, it is like
going to a gymnasium! It is like going to school. It is hard for no body wants to go to
school, but they want all the benefit that knowledge education offers. One has to make
time, money and effort into learning. Knowledge is a universal tool!
As life is a long process and you relate to other lives, you have to behave. Imagine the
society is a sanctuary, how would you behave? There are certain fundamental guidelines
that will help you. May I suggest a few; Honesty, Understanding, Sincerity, Tolerance,
Patience, Calmness, Compassion, Care, Respect etc.
In a family and in a society you meet people of different levels of development.
You may have children of various ages, so you have to relate to them differently.
If you have developed yourself well in your early ages then your children are fortunate
for they learn the real good things in life early and hence their life becomes relatively
easy. In any family the most important thing is peace, at any cost. Peace is possible in
two ways, one is through understanding and the best is through non attachment. If you
have done any service to any one, throw away the book of accounts. It does not help at
all. You gained something, if you are gaining all the time why need a book of events and
My friend, where you came from the set of social conditions are different from what we
have here. So you have to make a few adjustments. I am sure these adjustments come
with your prosperity. Therefore you have to become prosperous. Prosperity of mind and
materials. I have heard that in few countries dealing are made under suspicion and
caution. It is a matter of who can extract the most. Kind of a jungle mentality. I went to a
immigrant store to buy e few items. The prices were not marked do you know why? To
charge depending on the people, they rascals read you better than the psychologist
These are primitive people, like an animal in the jungle, grab whatever you can grab. But
then they make foolish investments out of this loot and lose them all. These people are
poor in mind, if they learn the principles of wealth they would not behave like it. This
characteristic is prevalent in almost all the immigrants, I guess because they came form
scarcity minded societies. We have to teach them how to be creative and hence become
SET UP YOUR OWN INFORMATION CENTRE AT HOME
You have to set up your own Library, computer, table and chair, audiotapes, tape recorder
etc. at home. As mentioned earlier you have to constantly sharpen your knowledge.
Knowledge power, information is over powering. Info-knowledge is the next wave of
prosperity. Without Info-Knowledge you are mere service worker at the bottom end of
the prosperity pyramid. Please do yourself a favour read one page a day for next five
years and you will be almost at the top of the prosperity pyramid. My friend why are we
putting so much into you, because we don’t want to leave you behind in the highway to
wealth. We may have to carry you with us, but we would rather like you carry yourself.
Every illiterate and dysfunctional citizen become a drag on the whole economy.
YOU NEED MONEY
What is money? Money is the purchasing power. Money also represents the total net
assets of the country. It can also be the total production capacity of the economy. We are
not interested in other forms of money such as the speculative money and fools money.
The production capacity of the economy must be equal to the purchasing capacity of the
money. That means no inflation, no deflation. But in reality it is hard to achieve and
maintain. You need a centralized economy. But centralized economies don’t grow.
Lets talk about your money, it is the money you earned after paying all the taxes. This is
your total disposal money or income. With this money you obtain your needs and wants.
You pay consumption tax on these purchases. Most of the food items are tax exempt.
You also need investment money. Most people do not focus on this area. In an economy
where the prices are going up you have to invest against inflation. Don’t ask me why
prices go up. My friend this is where you are going to make all the difference. Here is the
quiz for you, in an economy where the prices are going up where will you store your
money, because the value of your money is increasing? You will store or invest in
something that will at least keep up with rising prices. You can consult experts in
investments for advice. Money does not increase in value by itself, the value of things go
up. So if you are a new immigrant first you must learn to earn, then learn to save and then
learn to invest. There you are you are millionaire! There are different formula for
becoming a millionaire. Simple formula is save and invest 100.00 per month and you will
be a millionaire soon. I invested $6000 in 1980 and in 2005 my net worth is 2,000,000. I
could have gone faster but I am not a good businessman, I am a people’s person, helped
tons of people with money. The number if lives I built are so many. What Can do with
this money. What can do with the money I earn selling this book. It will be all invested to
build people especially leaders. I like to call this endeavour, “leadership Development
Institute’ as a tribute to my parents and alma mater.
My friend do you see now, the difference now, I came from a third world country and
became a first class citizen, what changed? My outlook on life changed. This country
changed me. Welcome to America. This book is to change every new comer to become a
first class citizen. There is never ending supply of goodness in the universe and we all my
enjoy it. Why talk about god and become fanatical and kill each other or degrade each
other when we can soar into infinity. Come on my friend come with me!
A FOOL AND HIS MONEY….. SOON DEPART
The best place to invest your money is between and above your shoulders in you r brain.
No body is going give you anything for your money if they don’t make any money out of
your money. A friend of mine came to me and ask me to invest $15,000.00 in land
speculation. 50 idiots of us got into the deal at the end my friend brought me a cheque for
239.36 cts. Not a bad deal . I paid $15,000.00 for a crash course in investment. The worst
part is that I took that money out of my gold visa card. After that incident my credit
rating is so good that my banker told me as far as I came concerned please consider our
telephone number unlisted.
Okay, okay I learned my lesson, right, wrong. My another friend came to me and said
invests money in the mutual funds, I said my friend I hate investments, he said invest
with me and you will make money. This time I was a little careful. I agreed to invest
$400.00 per month, that way I thought I could reduce the risk. The economy was going
south and my friend said it is good we are buying more shares of the corporations. I have
palmed out about $20,000.00 and it kept going south. One day my good friend said he
has left the job and gone to another investment company. Bloody hell, son of a bitch
jumped over board into another boat, leaving me alone. So I decided to sell my stakes in
my mutual funds. I got a cheque for about $6000.00 , not a bad deal.
But I am smarter than my father, because my father lost his shirt trusting people. My
father used to run a rice mill and we were milling rice for the government. We hired a
private trucking company to do the work. We load the rice bags and two of us keep the
count, one from our side and one from the truck side. We load 100 bags. But for some
reason we end up with 99 bags at the government warehouse! God is so unfair!! God
explain this to me!
I came to this country and started my own business. I hired my own people thinking that I
could trust them more than others. Two years down the road I found out that my own
people were running a business out of my business. So much for trust!
I ran into trouble with the tax department. The guy called me and said I owe money, I
said I know. So he said he is going to come shut my operation down. I got really scared. I
said what can we do, he said come see me at home. So I went to his home with a gold
label Johnie Walker whiskey!. He said no problem we can fix it all. This guy is the
biggest criminal I have ever seen. He is running a business out of the Uncle Sam’s loot.
I exactly don’t know what he was doing, I am sure if I have a gun I would not waste a
bullet on him. I will take him to the nearest jungle and tie him to a tree so that some
hungry animal could have a decent meal. Then I thought it will be cruel to animals to
poison them with human flesh. I didn’t want to antagonize the animal activists too.
So my friend, where will you invest your hard earned money? I don’t know.
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR MONEY?
Good question. Lot of answers. Making money is easy, managing money is an art. If you
go to work everyday, stay our of trouble and don’t get involved in divorce or separation
you will become very rich within ten years. One more thing provided you don’t get
involved in speculative investments. In the last 50 years inflation has been helping us a
lot, you buy a real investment, it appreciates in value by about 6% compounded annually
or 12% average annually.
But be careful with credit and money. Money is what you keep under the pillow, credit is
a double edged sword, cuts both ways. Imagine you have $30,000 dollars of cash and you
borrow $70,000 and make an investment. The value of the investment drops by $30,000
you lose your $30,000 instantaneously!. Banks and other money lending institutions are
sophisticated and they live on your interest and misery! Believe me I have been there
several times. They are in the business of making money by lending money. If you have
money then they have to pay you interest, which runs opposite to what they are. If you
don’t borrow money they cannot make money, if you have money then they have to pay
you. They are not stupid, so only way they can make money is by keeping you close to
bankruptcy but not bankrupt. You should not have any money that is the fundamental
policy of the modern banking. Even if you possess assets they must be fully mortgaged so
that whatever you earn goes back into the bank. Furthermore you cannot go against the
banks because they can create their own money and get you into trouble. Only way you
can make money from a bank is to become a banker yourself. Bank is a form of a casino,
where every one loses except the bank. I am too old to start all over again. The bank lent
me the money for about 10 years, then I spent 10 more years repaying them. A bank is
good for a miser not are donor. I see people lining up to put their money, then lining up to
take their money and in between you pay bank charges. I like to ask any banker to go one
on one with me for TV interview. Here is the first question. Mr. Banker, if your teller
spends 5 minutes clearing a customer, how much money did that transaction cost you?
And how much money did you make? Second question. How do you stay in business?
The answer to the first question is the bank loses money at every transaction. The word
Bankruptcy I looked up in the dictionary for the meaning, it didn’t say anything about
the bank It says about insolvent persons and institutions. The actual meaning of
bankruptcy is when a bank cannot on the demand of all depositors at one particular time
pay all the depositors. All our banks are bankrupt. Want to challenge me, lets go to a
bank and ask the manager of the local bank what has he got to say. He will quit his job!
We need a fresh banking policy.
DON’T BE A SLAVE TO THE SLUMBER
It has several meanings. In the positive way don’t give into leisure and fun if you owe
money, but then in this country you always owe money. See the way the system is set up
you don’t own anything. It is very expensive to get sick and the die. Sometimes I wonder
why should I care about myself once I am dead. But it is a disgrace to live when you
know that you have not provided for your after death duties. I shall discuss that with Mr.
St. Peters and his assistant Mr. Gabriel. By the way, how comes most of the collection
agency guys have Peter as their first name. I have gone through a few. I have fought a
few battles end of the day either they lost or lost their self-esteem. I abuse these guys, I
always told them to get a life. Sometimes you have to be right even if you are wrong.
So the system is set up to keep you busy for now and in your after life. The property tax,
telephone, heating, electricity, insurance etc, all these have to be paid for. If you are
retiring at the age of 65, Good luck my friend, and if you are going to live up to 85 and
beyond as in my case, I hope to live up to 1000, you will then you need at least 20,000
per year for 20 years is $400000.00.
So you cannot sit back, you have to keep running. You cannot become a slumbering
Jack! This is the formula if you are 30 years old you need to put away 10% for the nest
35 years to have enough money to live up to a 100. This is an arbitrary number. Don’t
rely on Uncle Sam’s pension fund.
There is another slumbering Jack you have to be aware of, the credit cards I don’t call
them credit cards, I call them DIC cards, Daily Interest Compounding cards. You see
they take today’s balance and add today’s interest to it that becomes the capital what you
owe tomorrow. Then tomorrow they add tomorrow’s interest and that becomes what you
owe day after tomorrow, trying to pay that off is like trying to catch an accelerating
rocket getting out the gravitational pull. Once it gets out of the gravitational pull, that is
it, you cannot pay it off.
So careful with credit cards. My advice is if you want to buy something pay cash. When
you pay cash your bargaining power is much better.
Money is a problem till you spend it, once it is gone you will have no problem. Only
problem you have is now to find more. Finding money is more easy than managing
money. Managing money is an art.
WOMEN ARE EQUAL AND FREE
See this is a land of freedom. Women do what they are good at. As mothers they need
food and security, in modern terms money represents both. So they like to have fun(ds).
I learned that in France. The girl asked me for 4000 francs, I showed her 40 francs. She
did not know that France has decimalized their currency. So I won her heart and mind.
You are kidding. She made 40 francs in 5 minutes, that is 480 francs in one hour. I
wished I were born a woman. Let us not go deep into my personal entertainment affairs.
In one day about 5000 francs and in one year I would have been the highest paid
executive in the world. The girls in North America are smarter, they keep their legs
crossed well, till you are out of money. I guess they like to remain virgins.
I will tell you one woman is more than enough, sometimes one is too many and two is
asking for trouble. She can spend all what you earn and more. So you don’t need a
second one. See, the government in their quest for full employment have to create
artificial consumers, but they were lucky that they found the female of the species come
with that option. So they encouraged women to go and spend. Remember women go to
spend, not to buy. If you intend keeping you marriage alive keep that in mind. It is an
excellent macro-economic application, but micro-economically the poor guy had to work
day and night to keep her addiction satisfied.
Look at it this way our economy depends on consumers if they don’t buy we are dead. If
every one is working who is going to do the spending. So God created women. Now we
know why woman were created. Modern woman is she good for any thing else? They
represent the demand side of the economy. More the women better the economy
Women are great organizers, the minute you take the woman out of the picture the
situation is worst than a pigpen. They keep everything in order. Let me give you an
interesting example. One day I ran out of sugar at my work place. I go to work early in
the morning. I took one bag of sugar from my wives stockpile. I call it stockpile , she
really has stockpiles food in the basement of our home. Evening I came and she was
waiting for me, and you know why. She said you are a thief.
That is an indication how women are conscious of life. They really live, men we merely
exist. At the work place they really care, in some places the secretary virtually runs the
office. Put a woman in charge and she knows how to get the work done. She has been
doing it for thousands of years. My experience as a businessman is that workers are worst
than children, they have to be watched carefully and at the end of the day I have to put
their toys away!
So this land is free and equal. Once upon a time women did not exist in the social picture.
They were just breeding animals or may be I would say, after a heavy day of waste in the
city forum man needs to relieve tension and he finds his wife in the dark. He did not
know that she is a human being, to him she is a sewer to empty his tension. But my friend
here she is equal. So learn to accept this reality. 50% of our economy depends on her.
Those days she depended on the man bring home the food, but today she can earn her
own food and better than you. Want go back to your old country?
New discoveries in health and personal hygiene had made her confident in the society.
Today in some lands when we go in to help them to come out of the dungeon, we get
50% of the people immediately on our side. Women support us immediately. So when
you have 50% of the people against feudalism it is easy to change them. Politician have
been talking about freedom for women for decades, but one pharmaceutical company
came out with a pills for birth control in 1953, that is the year women became really free.
They were able to control an uncontrollable event, Pregnancy!
CHILDREN, If you are not careful they could become a real liability. IT TAKE A
WHOLE VILLAGE , therefore your children’s future depends mostly on you but your
neighbour hood, the school , their friends and the road you show them will matter a lot.
My life was mostly helped and shaped by the school I went to., because my parents didn’t
have much education, but lots of hard work and perseverance. I am not an intelligent guy,
but when it comes to tenacity and perseverance I am one of the toughest guys to beat.
I have one conviction in my mind that I always try to do the best, may not be the right.
When you stand on that high moral grounds you don’t have to give in. I have weathered a
lot of challenges through simple moral conviction.
You never lead your children, you never guide them, you guide yourself, you be an
example to them. They are different from you. If you are hard working, conscious,
loving, caring, sincere man, father and a husband they become one, may be not when you
expect but when they have to and need to. See every flower unfolds on its own time and
space, so do children. Give them lots of space and plenty of time. My children are the
best of my life’s work. I am proud of them, but my wife took care of them, see she is the
mother who can feel for them more than me. You know some mothers try to feed the
children but other eat with them. One day at a bus stop I saw a young mother and baby
eating, the mother was eating and the child was eating too. So simple she eats and the
child follows! She does not have to force it, it was grabbing her food and eating it. I
learned a lot that day. If you want to motivate some one, just motivate yourself and see
the action and reaction. Scintillating indeed!
That is how you bring up a child, you set the example and they follow. Every time my
children made a mistake I looked at me and said to my self where did I go wrong. I can
see they follow what I do. Good and the bad. My son got married recently and he made
me a proud man. He married a fine and refined young lady. We were never so lucky.
Children cost a lot of money, it is the society we live in. The government in its quest for
full employment has to create market for all kinds of goods and services. They target
women and children for the men are supposed to be the producers, and if they are the
producers who are the consumers? If men are working they have no time for shopping,
besides it is hard to sell something to a man for he knows how difficult it is to make a
The western culture depends of consumers. And I think it is the right thing to do, for
humans are kind of nasty animals, intelligent too. If you don’t give it to them they will
plunder, steel, misappropriate etc. so in the name of peaceful living, which is good thing
to aspire, we have done a marvelous job of creating a beautiful system of distribution. We
created a common medium of exchange called money and credit too. This way we keep
the system stable and free of revolutions! Most of the countries are learning fast, keep the
people busy and happy, we live among them.
Since the producer had out smarted the consumer and while the warehouses were full and
the plants were idling some one came out with the idea of being kind to animals.
Wonderful concept. So we have pets shops, like supermarkets, Recently a food
supermarket went out of business and they opened a pet shop, they are so busy. I went
through this supermarket , a 4 ozs can of cat food was $3.99 and in my food supermarket
A 4 ozs can of tuna fish 0.99cts. Ho…Ho.. Ho.. Cat food was made from the waste fish
where as the tuna was fresh and processed and fetches $3.00 more. Are we crazy or
what? Who cares, it is freedom, my money, my cat and my cat food. Mind your own
business. Mind your own business has its roots in our constitution. Think about it!
As Shakespeare said the world is a stage and we are all actors! You know he is right.
When you work so hard like me and put up with nonsense and nuisance from our
government you come to stage of awareness it is all a game, after all this seriousness
about life and the fear of death disappear and you really begin to enjoy life in a an
abstract sense. It think if you have not reached that stage I have beaten you by couple of
million light years. You begin separate you from yourself and you start watching your
own acts and laugh at yourself. It is like video taping your own acts and replaying, but in
real time. Acting and watching. I am good or not!
CHANGE YOUR UNDERWEAR
Only thing you must change frequently is your underwear. All others keep the same.
A family should last five generations, a home should last at least 50 years, job should last
a life time, a car should last 15 years. There is no need for changing your wife or
husband. In the second marriage only you have changed so why change your partner.
It is easier to swallow your pride and ego than changing another person. There are five
people involved in any relationship, you and yourself, other person and other-self, and
then you and the other. Try to understand before being understood.
RELIGION, FANATISM , FATALISM………………HOPE, FAITH AND LOVE.
I always considered myself to be lucky, for our parents did not force us into any kind of
beliefs. Why religion is not such an important part of life, I don’t know. My parents got
up around 4.00am and baked bread, then father went to his restaurant. My mother ran the
home front of the business and father ran the business outside home. My parents were
good people, kind people, loving people, caring people, working people. Even though my
mother was a devoted temple goer, religion was never in her mind, but god was in her
mind. I think that is fantastic. We six children are the manifestation of their work and
character. I do not know if I will ever live up to this devotion and commitment. They
were real grinders. They were never worn down only what they did gave in. Mountains
moved in their presence and perseverance.
I don’t remember them talking anything bad about other religions. It was not big subject
anyway. None of our family members are fanatic about going to temple, but we do go.
I never saw god in the face of the priest, but I saw his needs and struggles. To me it looks
as though some people have congregated to solve a common problem. The priest is the
leader with most of the problems.
So we were brought up in a very neutral and natural setting, work is the most important
religion at home, we all have to wake up early and study or work. Look at the culture in
America, you see the high ways are full of traffic around 5.00am. These people are going
That is why we are rich in our minds and in our wallets. Work can teach you more about
how to be pious person than any other religion. Work humbles a person, he begins to
understand the fellow worker, he is willing to show him what he knows so that he can
make a living and possibly will not be a burden on others. In my city there are 7000
temples and 225,000 businesses. Making money is simply you put in more than what you
take out. If you cannot do it, there is a punishment you get fired. Remember our culture is
one of equality and freedom that means you are equal to me in every respect. Work is
work, there are no different works. If you commit yourself, if you dedicate yourself
completely any work can be done. I work so hard that “God” has given me a laser beam
that can zoom direct at the task in hand. I am blessed. I love a man who works hard how
ever ignorant or illiterate he or she may be, but I want to court martial one who is a fake.
Once I had a driver, he looked pious outside, he came to work with holy ash on his
forehead and ran a business out of my business. A100% profitable business! So much for
his religious belief. To him my sweat and blood for 20 years didn’t touch his heart, and
he hoped “God” will touch his heart. He was a great architect when it came
misappropriation. I get disappointed but never discouraged.
So as a new immigrant you would like to reconsider you religious beliefs, for they are not
going to help you very much, but if you work religiously you will definitely go some
Next time around ask the high priest at the temple to get you a job and he will definitely
direct you to a businessman known to him. The most important religious belief you
should have is to believe in yourself. Every religion should teach that, our culture teaches
exactly that. Why cannot your local priest say so? One is he does not belief in himself,
secondly if you believe in yourself he may lose his income. Religion is suppose to free
you, Nirvana is freedom from control, if you show attachment you may get controlled.
Attachment and control are possible between two weak people. Blind leading the blind!
If fear in one end faith is the other end, we are all in between somewhere. I will not
consider myself 100% on the faith end, but I will never let you follow me for I am also
lost on the high way. Once I saw a bumper sticker saying “Please don’t follow me, I am
lost too”. But the highway is there for you to take. You must take the high road on the
highway to prosperity.
I think what people need is 90% confidence and courage and 10% wisdom. Once upon a
time there was a rich man who wanted to give all his wealth and his daughter in marriage
to guy who can swim across the pool full of alligators. Nobody dared to do so, all of a
sudden he saw one guy swan so fast and got to the other side. The father was so happy he
found the right heir to his wealth and the guy to her daughter. The guy didn’t care a word
he went to the guy who pushed him into the pool and congratulated him for having shown
him the path to prosperity. Confidence and courage! He gained both. That is all you need
to make a good life.
Go get a job, any job and work like hell, go a little bit early, work a little bit harder, don’t
leave until late. Today you do that you are a black leg, scapegoat etc. I hired one guy to
work for me, a honours graduate in economic he said, employed him to become a leader.
He is to become a supervisor. He was supposed to come early and leave late. But soon he
started leaving with the others and then he said he has to listen to them for they are here
before him. Next pay cheque I gave to him unsigned. He took it to the bank, the bank said
it is not signed. He brought it back to me. He told me I forgot to sign the cheque, I said
no, I didn’t. he said look your signature is not here. I said I know. I don’t have to look.
He stood puzzled and had a sarcastic smile. I told that “Coolie”( an illiterate and skilled
person who needs constant shouting) you want to start a labour union within 3 months of
your arrival in this great land of ours. I fired him, lately I heard that he is a dish washer.
He is happy. We have machines to wash dishes, unless we can find somebody who is
willing to work for subsistence wages. We have a honours graduate dish washer in our
country, back in his country he was producing university graduates. So much for their
A have young girl working for me, She came to work for me when she was about 20
years old, married with a little baby. Not much of high education. They lived in a
basement apartment. She worked and learned from me. Came early, cared about my
business, very loyal and committed. In six years she bought a nice home and she has a
wonderful husband and two children. I can call her any time she will be there for me. She
wants her children to go the university. To her I gave an opportunity to work and she took
it with pride and loyalty. She is still with us She will be a millionairess in another couple
of years. Successful immigrant millionairess at an age of 35. I am not kidding.
I have presented two extreme cases for you to reflect upon.
What you need is courage, confidence, commitment and care. Forget about religion, it
has no meaning to your life. God cannot help, but you can help yourself. Religion as a
science is good but don’t commit suicide in the name of religion. Today we hear the word
holy war; I don’t know what it is. There are people on the street fighting in the name of
religion and not in the name of God! I sometimes wonder if there is trouble in their land
in the daytime, how comes they can make children in the nighttime. Children between the
ages of 8-18 are on the street throwing stones, where are the parents? Are the children
having illegitimate parents? I don’t see the rationale, do you see any? No legitimate
parents will allow their children to take part in violent activities, and the media is not
saying a word about it. Holy war for who and what? It is not holiness it is ignorance,
poverty of the mind. What they need is education, what they need are jobs, what they
need is unconditional love towards each other. What they need is freedom from
superstition, freedom from bondage, freedom from the wrong leaders, freedom from
violence. If we don’t tell our children that life is better when your mind is at peace, they
will never learn that, one has to tell them there is another road, road of contentment and
peace. If they are living all their life in violence they will never know anything else other
than violence. Peace when offered is viewed with suspicion. They cannot believe in it or
if it is possible. Trust once gone is gone forever. Look at today’s world leaders, they are
not encouraging peace. I mean leaders all over the world.
So look into religion and see what is it offering you, peace or protest. I have read some
religious books and they offer insight into life and love. I am yet to see religion
advocating violence. The well matured religions like Hinduism and Buddhism talk about
inner peace there fore one sees less violent behaviour. One cannot defeat peace, Mahatma
Gandhi defeated the undefeatable British with peace. Peace is like the rock of Gibraltar.
One can kill a peaceful person, but not peace. That peace will kill the killer slowly over
his period of life. It is between death and dying. I prefer death to dying.
Go into a very lonely place and you will notice peace so where is the problem lying? It is
when it comes to relating to desire. The desire to control people or property! You release
all things that belong to you and you will own everything. See the world belongs to you,
the universe belongs to you, the land, water, fire and wind all belongs to you. Do you
know when you have the problem? When you deny the same for others. It is not what
belongs to you that bother you, but what belongs to others. Nothing belongs to anyone
everything belongs to everyone. Have you ever noticed that the door to public places
open from outside and to your home opens from inside? How ever much you try, have
you noticed that your home is a tiny square compared to rest of the universe?. I think that
is fair. You need your home to live, all the rest of the world belongs equally to every one.
What do all these mean? You have to become a different person, a person who is in love
with everyone at home, on the street, at the mall, in the work place etc. This way you are
beginning your life in this new country on the right footing. Look all this wealth you
accumulate for what? To live, right? Wrong to protect you from the fear of your ego and
pride getting bruised.
So you need work and go to work. It is essential that you work. It is an exercise to build
your mind. There is no point in accumulating wealth more than you can handle. Our Tax
system is designed to extract certain amount of wealth out of your portfolio. You know
why? It is difficult to make profit in proper economy, if you do you have to invest it to
the benefit of others or the government will take it and spread it around in the form of
infrastructure developments. Tell me where is the fairer God, is he in our country or in
your former country. He is here. God had given us the land of honey and milk because
we are fairer in our dealings. That is why I was allowed to come and your were
If you see a wealthy man, look and see for how many generations he has been wealthy.
Talk to him and see his moral standard. In our country you have to be a good man to be a
rich man. Back in your country you had servants not because your were rich, but the poor
guy was denied his freedom to raise him to your standard. Today the world has changed
education is available to most countries, in our country you cannot develop a residential
sub division with out providing for the school and community centre. We have believed
and tasted that when we get everybody’s literacy standard up and high, we all get up and
high. Don’t hate us! God lives in the land of fairness!! Rising tide lifts all boats, rising
prosperity lifts everyone to a higher standard
In the 1950s in some parts of the world, some people cannot enter the place of worship,
cannot fetch water from a well, cannot use public facilities, cannot enter a restaurant,
cannot go to school, cannot use public transport. God was watching too. We changed,
that the civil liberty movement in America changed the world. We are the pioneers of
freedom. We read the very constitution we wrote and we were ashamed of what we have
done to our people. True, we brought people from Africa as slaves and India and china as
coolies, but within 100 years we realized they are as good as us and freed them into our
culture, we didn’t deport them. But back in your former country you still practice master
servant relationship. These very people are leading the path in their former countries to
free the people from the sword of the king and the superstition of the priest. In the 1960s
we pioneered the civil rights movement and people were freed, now we are pioneering
the prosperity movement and the whole world is changing. Soviet Union, China, India,
Indonesia. These are huge population centers. Alas Middle-east and Africa still lagging
behind. No one can win a war against us, if anyone tries either the world will be
destroyed or we will win. No doubt about it. Any which way they lose.
We all need religion to emancipate our selves from ignorance. It is bridge not a
destination for stagnation. To know the importance of any religion you have to be hungry
for at lest two days. Look at Africa, people are dying of starvation and disease. I want
those religious fanatics to go there and help them. These fanatics have too much given to
them for nothing. Can you see the people dying of too little and people dying of too
much? Where in the hell they got money to pay for those powerful arms? Given free, if it
is made in the USA, it is not free. If god is up there he will descend upon the devils. The
people in Africa and the people in the Asia need good education to free them from this
lunacy. One is poor and dying due to ignorance and other killing and suiciding due to the
same ignorance, the ignorance of their minds. See lots of people in other parts of the
world don’t know that a new human species is emerging, one with superior capabilities.
When you see these healthy young people throwing stones, it is not an economic
problem. I don’t see their rib bones exposed. They have clothes and well-dressed healthy
youngsters. They are well fed and kept ignorant of their mind. They are like chicken
raised for slaughter! They are being hijacked in the name of religion!! Religion for who?
and for What? It is all done to keep some people rich, protected and power.
How do we free them? We can bring them to our country and give them education, but
our immigration system brings fanatics and they propagate the same ignorance here. I see
religious school all over. What do they teach there, I know what they teach, they teach
what is wrong with our system. It is a money making scam, who is paying for their
electricity , heating, taxes and the rent. Some body is paying, in our system it is I who pay
my dues. Do you think that is right?
Where I came from work is the religion and the God. If you go work and if you work you
will learn about all religions, then why waste your time on religion? Work offers two for
one, it offers you food and thought. With both these you can build loving relationships.
Religion offer good thoughts, but who puts the food on the table, some has to take time
off from religion to dig the soil religiously. You hear me?
The Egyptians are the smartest, they worshipped the Sun, Brilliant people, even today
they are. Without Sun nothing happens. You know that, I know that. But we stopped
worshipping Sun for it never fails us. Same thing if you are sure of your food today why
go to work.
So keep your religion, stop condemning other religions. Keep it away from the place of
work and the public. I have my own religion, that is to behave with reverence when in
company. That is ultimate of a very devoted religious man or woman.
LOVE OF LABOUR, THE MONEY MISTIQUE AND THE MIGHTY DOLLAR
He wanted to be composer or a writer, a doctor… may be an artist to heal people’s
bodies, minds and sprits.
It didn’t matter which one of the three and the healing of the other would surely follow,
he or she believed.
But he become an engineer, and secretly despised it. The highway of the State employed
him as the Pharaohs employed the slaves in Egypt to lift and measure stones to build their
silent tombs, dusty roads etc.
But he did manage to save enough cash to buy a typewriter.
Fate or fortune? Do you believe in yourself? If you do, you have conquered both.
Did you get my message? Our economy is so large and the disposable income is so big
that we have to spend it somehow. Amazing what we have done! If we don’t spend it we
are finished as a nation. How did we do it?. Through freedom to people. Everyone
pursued what they are good at it and few of them did so well that we ended up with huge
Multi-national Corporations. McDonalds food chain started with a simple hamburger,
Coco cola stared with a simple recipe , IBM started with office automation, Microsoft
started with a young man who was a high school drop out whose the mother thought was
mentally destabilized. What do you want to start? Peter Stronach. An immigrant from
Austria or Hungary did not have enough money to get to Toronto, Canada. He borrowed
money to get to Toronto and slept and worked in a garage. Magna Corporation, one of the
largest auto parts maker in the world. Do you have a dream my friend? Go for it. Look
deep in yourself; is there something itching to come out, go out and do it. If you can find
two hundred and fifty people to use your product you have made it. So simple but so few
do it. Remember all you need is 250 people to buy your idea and you got yourself a small
business, the rest is let me sky is the limit, if there is a limit to the sky. Take a look at the
shell of a snail, look at the center, there is a small piece, next it a slightly larger piece and
as you move from one to another they get bigger and bigger. That is how you build a big
business and big dreams.
Where you came there is poverty of mind. Don’t dispute it. That is why you came here.
The surface reason may be different for different people, but basically it is freedom to do
what you want do. Here we will allow you to do anything other than infringing freedom
of others. You can start a political party but you cannot start a terrorist organization.
You may have the right idea but it has to be accepted by the majority. That is called
democracy and free elections. We do what is good for the people as in business we do
what is good for the customer. Compris Monsieur! Peace is essential in two ways, to
maintain what we have and to induce you to innovate. Inventions and innovations are
possible in a quite mind, a mind at peace. So we take and we will take every step
necessary, even if we are wrong to maintain peace. We can discuss the matter later, but
So you are at peace, go in between and above your shoulder and you will find your head,
inside that head of yours there is a gold mine, diamond mine. It is virgin and you have not
mined it yet. That is why you are poor and that is why you are here. In your former
country you wanted to use your field but the social, political and religious conditions
were not as conducive as here. You as a healthy seed needs a fertile ground. You are
here and things must come together. We encourage people to bring out what is good in
them. When you come to work for me, I show you how I do the job and then I allow you
to do it your way, for I believe that you may know how to do that job better than me. I
don’t know but soon we will find out. You have an opportunity to test your own
See at the macro level we have government that is encouraging you to be who you are
and to bring out the best in you and the micro level I encourage you to bring the best in
you. So don’t hate us, we are good people. Now what is the wealth of any nation? The
people are the wealth of any nation. We morally occupy higher grounds and from that
peak of the mountain we pull, everybody up there. We have three levels of Government
and three different forms of government. The federal, State or Provincial and Local
governments with the Legislative, Executive, judiciary bodies and the Media. If one
makes a mistake other two act as a check. So you are safe, I am safe and the country is
The system is very nourishing for self-expression in any form you wish to do so. But
there is catch, you are responsible for your action. It is fair system. You came from
system that had to many restraints and constraints upon you, you could not express
yourself effectively. A system similar to the soviet system is bound to fail if it controls
your thought processor. It worked for sometime but then collapsed. Also once upon a
time the soviet system was spreading like wild fire, but the fire didn’t have enough fuel to
sustain its force. You are a product of the era you cannot blame yourself. You were
soaked in a stagnant pond of stinking water. So you came here with remnants of an old
failed system. You think the government is responsible for your life, I have proof of it
because the welfare office closer to me is full of immigrants waiting for government hand
out. Pathetic isn’t it. No! The system is designed as a safety net not a pipeline, you will
soon get a job or they will find you a job. Once you get into a work place you will see
how we run it, and efficiently. You are a productive and profit centre. We will try to train
you or we will hang you high and dry. First you make up your wages and then make
money for the enterprise and the devil is watching you! You are an immigrant and I am a
recent immigrant too. I am doing a service to the people who let me in the first place.
If they say this it is discrimination if I say it is good advice. If you call me traitor I will
laugh at you, you are not the first one and you will not be the last one. I have been called
names by the people who came begging for place to live and then milk the system.
Since each dollar that is in circulation is matched with our industrial capacity you become
rich faster. You can buy a home for cash or for on a monthly payment plan. Once you pay
off the home you are flying high. To enjoy our culture and its benefits you have to have
Money is secondary and incidental to what you do. If you do what you like to do and do
it well with commitment money will follow. This is the secret of money mystique. You
must love what you do. This is the secret to our prosperity. If you don’t like a particular
job, quit find the one you like. But may I tell you something, all work is the same, only
the job description is different. I thing you have already gained more than what you paid
for this book. You invest that gain in some useful venture. When you work if it is not
relaxing and entertaining then it is not the job for you. The job should be nourishing. At
the end of the day what did you learn today that you didn’t know this morning. If the
answer is nothing you are a failure, you wasted 8 hours of your scared life that was given
to you. I won’t feel sorry for you. Sorry my friend. See who we are? Damn good people.
Please don’t hate us.
I watched this morning news and they said Argentina will introduce dollar as the
currency, or something to that effect. Why? What is wrong with their currency?. A
currency only reflects the strength of the capacity of the economy to produce quality
goods. How is dollar going to help?. How many politicians have worked hard in the field
or factory to understand the real economy?. They are parachute artists, they are dropped
in, and soon they will somersault. They must introduce a system that will encourage
people to become productive. Government can create jobs and inflation, they cannot
create work. Work can be created only by the producer and consumer. A system like
Argentina cannot succeed for they don’t encourage small businesses. To offset inflation
there should be production. If more money is printed than what the industry can produce
there will be inflation. Our challenge is deflation. That is more goods than money in the
system. I know lots of my friends send back home money to support the war ravaged and
ill economy, but they need more money than what we need here. You see what happens
when you pump money without pumping up the productive side of the economy, the
money is back here before even they get it. We need a new world order. These third
world countries will remain third world countries forever, at least to maintain them at the
level of third place we have to pump money is, otherwise they will descend to fourth
level. Fourth level is when you have to bring in teachers from third level countries to man
your education system. I don’t want mention any specific names but there are plenty of
There is an easy way out of this dilemma. Some terrorists tried it and got good spanking.
See it is easy to blame some one else for your ills and stupidity. We buy your oil and pay
for it, we buy your electronic goods and pay for them, we buy cars and pay for them. But
what are you doing with that money. Running a harem.? Why don’t you invest in schools,
banks, institutions and infrastructure. If you feed the young people and tell them to throw
stones, sure they are going to do it. Tell them to put those stones into a school building
and the next generation will throw knowledge and wisdom at people. Don’t blame us for
your ills. Anyways they took a run at us, and today they are picking up the rubbles. We
understand human nature and the making of some fanatics. We run wars without people.
There is god within us.
The dollars is not going to help you. You have to help yourself. Let me give you a simple
lesson in economics. You got two chicken, but you need only one. You want to sell it to
some one who can pay for it. I got two bags of potato and I need only one. You need
potato to go with your chicken and I need chicken to go with my potato. So we exchange
potato for chicken, it is not fair deal but is okay. So to make it fair we invented a common
denominator system and called it money, we call ours dollar. The value of chicken and
potato fluctuated depending on the supply and demand. It is not a complicated stuff.
So if you need dollars you have to create something, produce something that can be
exchanged for dollars and with the dollar you exchange for what you need.
When we give loans, aid and grants to poor countries we do so to build their
infrastructure and economy. To some countries food and shelter are needed to them it is
in the form of aid or grants. Others it takes the form of loans. We are simply shipping out
goods to your country and the money is paid locally to our businesses. You get the goods
and our businesses get the money. Is there anything wrong with this system? What will
you do with the money? You will probably steal it or fund civil wars.
The scarcity mind will bring in poverty to you and people. A satisfied mind like ours will
bring prosperity to you and all. What is missing from the equation is education.
AVOID NEGATIVE PEOPLE:
Negative people, you know them all, they come in various manifestations. They say in
America do not worry about making mistakes, because there are people to point them out.
What a great gift, instead of spending days and night trying to find out the mistakes,
negative people will point them out to you. If you have an idea, there are lots of people to
tell you why it will not work, good for you, you don’t have to try those experiments. In
this new world we are at the cutting edge of human evolution we try something new;
something new needs experimentation. In research or experimentation the results are
called findings not mistakes. I define mistake as something that is different from the
In this world of over saturation of products and services, you need something new to
offer, therefore you have to invent something new. This needs daring attempts and
investments. Therefore do not listen to the negative people, go ahead step into the dark
and invent something new to offer.
Then there are the dooms day people; the economy is in trouble, do not invest, do not buy
a home. Our economy will never be in trouble; our only trouble is over production and
surplus out put. That is good we can provide excellent standard of living. Our economy
will be in trouble if we do not provide exceptional products with one hundred percent
Then there are the people who create ethnical and racial problems. Well the law of nature
chooses the brightest and strongest, not the weak and the lazy. Only weak and lazy
people find racial and ethnical excuses. There is a big demand for workers of devotion
and commitment. I am a visible immigrant, but in my place of employment I was treated
with respect by everyone including the owner, do you know why? I always, without
exception, in my heart and mind worked as if I owned the business. I had problems with a
few, but sooner or later the management fired them. You know, my friend, the human
system maintains absolute integrity. If you do something knowingly wrong it has a way
of correcting you through what we called self-punishment.
I had a Bank Manager, I trusted him, of course he is next to God, when I told him I
wanted to buy my own business premises, he discouraged me. I did not buy the premises.
Now, later it dawned on me that that was the worst advice I received from the man next
to God. I don’t blame him for I didn’t have the wisdom to analyze his advice.when you
come from a high trust family you trust everyone it is one of the greatest asset and the
rare gift. If you have it you are blessed. Trust me my friend. I care for you.
Then there was a close relative of mine kept tell me sell the business and work for
someone. Why should I? No employer is stupid enough to employ me if I don’t make
money for him and if I can make money for him surely I can make money for myself.
Some people work well under supervision but not I, you mean ME, I am a born winner
and a leader and a mentor and good husband and a good father and a good friend. I want
to change the world. People say you cannot change the world, but only you. I don’t
believe in it. It is impossible to change the world for selfish purpose, but if I have great
hope for the future world, sure I can change it. This is what this book is all about. I want
to help people to change their lives and enjoy security and prosperity. People need
security and freedom from feudalism, superstition, and existence of supernatural evil
forces. Security from tyrants and anarchists, security from scoundrels and thieves etc.
Talk to anyone form a third world country and they have the fear of external demons and
devils. They perform religious rituals and voodoos to drive away these forces. There are
only two kinds of demons in the world, Ignorance and ill will.
There is a great need for a religious and social revolution in the third world countries.
The people have to be freed from the tyranny of ignorance and superstition. I see lots of
eastern and middle eastern temples. I think they are primarily a place of worship and
secondarily a source of income for incumbents, tax free!
NEW LAND NEW REALITIES
Now that you in a new land you will be facing new realities. The laws are very clear and
the traditional patriarchal arrangement is not possible. The Institutions are well developed
and the laws are very clear. Please remember freedom has evolved very much and is
constantly evolving. So wherever you came from, freedom may not be very much
transparent like in the new world. The concept of freedom is well ingrained in the people
from very early stages of life. You will find that your children defending their freedom
and this may not go well with your way of thinking. There is no point bringing up
children if they are going to be some artificial personality in the image of some imaginary
deity. The concept of religion and God are under scrutiny all the time. Religion is a set of
guidelines and God is in you. RELIGION CREATES A GOD WITHIN YOU. That is the
only purpose of any religion.
You are here to live; you came for that purpose. So quicker you adapt and adopt to local
conditions faster you will progress. There is no point postponing your change until next
generation. That is futile and a waste of generations. Keep what is good from your old
paradigm and take on what is good in this paradigm. I do not say that everything we do
here is right and superior, but the very reason you migrated here itself is sufficient proof
of the greatness of this paradigm. As I have pointed out earlier, if you don’t like what we
do here and the way we live you can always go back to where you came from or
democratically present your case for consideration. If it is good any one will embrace it,
My advices are get involved and participate in the new land and discover for yourself the
greatness it has to offer. We have built a socioeconomic system that provides almost
everything you need and more. We have basically solved the fundamental cause of war
and civil strife. There is no need for us to fight for the pie, because the pie is so big and
besides you can build your own pie. We have resolved the fundamental cause of wars.
We are also trying to show the advantageous of our system and some countries have
adopted them and have improved them well. But some countries are so much into
religion and fanaticism it is hard for them to see the reality. Martyrdom predominates in
certain parts of the world, it is hard to explain to a young man why he should be happy to
kill himself to keep his brother alive. It does not make any sense. I don’t deny the fact
that in the new world vestiges of martyrdom still exists in institutionalized national
defense departments where people are hired and paid to die for the country. So in a way
we still have long way to go.
FINALLY THE MESSAIH … OF PURE CONSCIENCE
We had president by the name William Jefferson Clinton, he was good, but I was
disturbed the way the world was going, we needed somebody bolder. Boldness comes
from clear conscience. I knew Barbara Bush is tough lady and when I listened to every
word by her son, I knew we got the right man, and he proved what it means to take on
the Bull shiters. He unleashed the power of America on the fanatics. See you need tough
guys to handle bullies. Today I am more convinced about my convictions, all these days I
have to tow the line with back boneless people. Now I have a leader I can look upon to
justify my convictions and actions. If there is God, if there is justice why would the
fanatics kill innocent people? I can understand going after the military that are trained for
war. Fight them to prove your clarity of conscience, for only clear conscience can make
good soldiers. This is nonsense. Only an idiot will take on USA or Soviet Union, they are
super, super powers they can wipe out the world in couple of minutes. Only an illiterate
madman will try to take any one of them. I feel sorry for the Afghanistan people, they
have to go through 90 days of thunder and explosion from the sky. Since cooler minds
prevailed they didn’t get nuked. People may not like what I have said, but world cannot
go back to superstition and run by fanatics.
You may be the cream of the crop in your former country, but here we look for the
composite intelligence. As a nation we are very well informed because of the availability
of the facilities, peaceful environment etc. We may not be as good as you in intelligence
and smartness but our culture called for group intelligence, we believe that if we put
together a group of people, by combining the ability of all of them we can move even the
largest mountain. For example we put three men on the moon not by their capability but
by the combined and unified effort of 100000 other people who believed in the venture.
We may probably have used some extraordinary talent form the east. Eastern countries
are excellent for individual intelligence but present day endeavours need more than one
When we see talent we promote; we may hire you and provide you with all the facilities
to bring out the best from you for you and for us. We are more interested in the welfare of
the society, we consider our society as the sea or forest or the farm where we harvest our
needs. When the whole society does well we all do well, may not equally well but better
than if we tried individually. See you came to this country because you don’t have the
infrastructure we have. We are a high trust society and hence we were able to build
excellent social and economic organizations.
World over 0 to 9 is accepted as the universal way of numbering. Every one understands
and accepts. You don’t need laws to implement this system. This system though
originated either in the middle east or India , does not belong to them it belongs to the
world. Very few people cannot comprehend this system. There is one language that is
emerging as the international language. Though originated in England, it spread into the
United Kingdom, then into the United States and then into their colonies, English is
spoken well in other countries than in England where it originated. The beauty about this
language is its versatility. You go any where in the world and some one will speak this
language. It is an international passport. There are almost 600,000 vocabularies,
remarkable indeed. I am proud that my parents sent us to an English speaking school.
I own a small business and I employ new immigrants for they are little inexpensive and
are willing to work a little harder. I hired one chap who could not speak a word of
English. I suggested at the interview that he must enroll for English class and he agreed.
After some time I noticed that he was not going for the classes. I encountered him and he
said that he could get on fine without English, I asked him how? He said I could speak
my language at the local grocery store, at my church, at the doctor’s office, at the bank,
At the coffee shop, at the government office and so on and so forth. Yes, that is good go
get job with them for I need English to work here. I offered this young lad an opportunity
to zoom into the sky and he took a dive into the dungeon. I am sure it will take three
generation for his children become integrated. I also understand that there a few ethnic
businesses that depend on ethnic people who don’t speak English. They discourage these
people from learning English for their business depends on people who only speak ethnic
You know we are partly to be blamed for this state. It will be a good idea if we could
send all new immigrants to a crash course in English. This will be a good investment into
Like it or not, English language is going to be the language of business for the next few
decades. My son got a job with one of the biggest banks in the city. He told me he was
chosen over other capable candidates because he was able to communicate well in
English. What good is my talent if I could not express it! Most people when it comes to
languages think in terms of Writing, Speaking and Reading. They forget there is the
fourth dimension to it, COMMUNICATING. What good are you if you cannot
interrelate with others? I have met great many talented people working in menial jobs for
they cannot express themselves well to convince that they have the stuff inside.
Some people think a language is a fixed one, it is not it changes with time. If you look
carefully there are at least several hundred differences between the English written and
spoken in England than in America. It is evolving and you have to move with it.
Otherwise you will be left behind. With new scientific inventions new words are added to
As the world is becoming more and more integrated, we will need a language, and I am
pretty confident it will be English. So go out and master it. I find that it gets me out of
trouble in a fraction of a moment. Let me tell you an experience, I was arrested by the
police for some alleged offence in my office, in the presence of my staff. I was taken and
two detectives interrogated me. I was able to present myself so clearly and concisely in
English they released me in five minutes. I didn’t need a lawyer or a translator. If you
speak English well you are perceived as cultured. So let it be. A good command of
English language and a clear conscience are two of the best arsenal in your armory.
LEARN TO SPEAK, WRITE, READ AND COMMUNICATE
If you mother tongue is any other language other than English, you must learn English.
There are at least 4 aspects to a language. First you learn to speak, then you learn to write
and then you learn to read. So far so good. Now you know how to understand the world
around you. How about the world understanding you? You have to tell what is in your
heart. That is communication. It is an art of selling yourself. Who you are, what is inside
you, how sincere, honest and trustworthy you are? In the city I live there are about One
hundred and fifty nationalities living and there is only one common language that is
English, like it or not, that is the only avenue opened to you.
Communication is very important if you want get a job, if you want to further your
career, if you want to get a drivers license, If you want to read a road map. Do you know
that the airline pilots have to speak English to take off or land, because they transcend all
barriers and nationalities? They need a common language and it is English. Two things
are significant, one is you can see the world over the governments have accepted English
as the International language of communication, two a minor one if you want get a job in
the airline industry English is a must for all.
If you are adamant and stubborn I can’t force you, after all I live in a society that respects
your freedom, I can only present you with the facts. The door to your heart and mind only
opens in one direction, from inside out! You probably want to remember this for that is
the basis of our society. Freedom to choose or not to choose and you pay the penalty
either way with your hard earned dollars. I suppose you begin to get a grip on what this
country is. There is a penalty, and it is not death but dying. You can enjoy your struggle!
So learn to communicate, to learn to communicate you have to free your self. This is how
you become free. I am going to give some words that will spell out the heart of a good
communicator, I may miss some words. You have to be Honest, Sincere, Loyal, Caring,
Compassionate, loving, Understanding, Patient, Tolerant, unbiased, Equal etc. When you
know that you are a good person you become a good communicator. So communication
reveals who you are, once someone knows who you are it is easy to build a relationship
based on trust. When I trust you I know who you are. We could be two extremely
different persons, that does not matter, that is what made our society strong, trusting and
12 STEPS TO BECOME A SUCESSFUL IMMIGRANT
1. Get a job, any job and work as though you own it.
2. Go to school at night or day.
3. Learn the official language of the country
4. Net-work, join social, business, political or voluntary organizations.
5. Think you are a Citizen, think like a citizen and become a citizen.
6. Start a savings account.
7. Buy a home.
8. Give freedom to all, you are not a superman.
9. Don’t break the law.
10. Pay your bills on time.
11. Don’t give into discrimination, don’t discriminate either.
12. Don’t join the wrong club.
DUTIES OF A CITIZEN
2. Become a community activist
3. Don’t pollute- Hunter gatherer to Producer consumer to Protector of environment
4. Demonstrate, protest, participate but do not start a revolution.
5. Go to work any work
6. Use but do not abuse
7. Pick up the litter
8. Obey the law and local customs
9. Build the Nation
10. Have a favourite charity.
BECOME AND BE A CITZEN
GRANDMA MITCHELL’S ADVICE
In 1913 a Scottish family was getting ready to migrate to Canada. It will be a new life in
the new world. This grand mother called all of us to meet her in “big house”. Addressing
to her son, “Now Robert, you are going to America, when you arrive, “be an American”.
I hope you got the message, to be successful you have to participate in this country. This
does not mean you forget your old country. In today’s context with the national borders
disappearing you have to become a world citizen. The idea is the same. You have to
become part of this world. You cannot isolate yourself away from rest of the world. Once
upon a time your village was your domain, then came the province, then the country and
now the world. My success is due to my thinking and not working. I feel that I am a
world citizen. This creates an operating system within my human computer. So this
operating system runs my applications. As I apply this operating system it permeates my
conscience, my conscience is that I am a world citizen. I see conscience of people but not
their color, language or looks. I see and hear but they don’t get processed for my
operating system cannot recognize them.
Whoever invented the operating systems is a true genius. We all have an operating
system within us and we respond accordingly. So what is your operating system? It is my
best advice to you for I want you to be successful. You are up against a highly ethical and
moral system, you may not know it but soon you will find out. An operating system that
wants the world to do well. We have to think that way for when we saw the picture of
earth from 10,000 miles away it looked smaller than a dime. How can we be so selfish
when we stand on a dime in an open space? Imagine what I am describing. We put you in
a rocket and send you into the space and you look back and see a dime, our mother earth.
That will change your operating system. You want to be a good citizen. In the backdrop
of the vast universe we are just a small speck!
These are new realities, away from religious and anarchical controls and beliefs. As I told
you religion is a bridge not a destination. We are getting exposed to zero gravity, which
may change the way your mind and brain works. When your forefathers came out of the
caves they saw a new world and new thoughts got into their heads. Now we are out in the
space new thoughts and ideas are getting into our heads. We are changing. We will
change the world too. We are sending our thoughts as far the speed of light to control
things that are happening in mars. We are not there but we get the job done.
There are lots of things happening around us, and you must participate and contribute to
it. There is a tug-o-war going on between the believers and the fanatics. Why live in the
dessert when you can live comfortably in temperate countries? Once I suggested that we
should build a huge pipeline from artic to the equator and this pipeline is surrounded by
another pipeline that is greater in diameter thus we take the hot air to the artic and bring
the cold water to the equator. The hot air on its way up will melt the snow. If we can
build a channel under the canal why not my idea? It will make the desserts easily
But before all that happens we have to bridge the gap between and among religious
factions. In this millennium will see that the world becomes one family. We can see that
happening already, the space travel and electronic technology has made it possible today
we live in a 7/24 world, that is 7days a week 24 hours a day. We can tell the computer to
run the world while we are sleeping. The world is getting integrated into one unit, but
there is still resistance to it in some believers. They are scared of change but would like to
take Tylenol for headache. It is human nature to be hesitant to step into an unknown
world. So they resist change. Old people don’t want to give up their old ways, so do old
cultures. About of 75% of the world is still not brought into modern world. The change is
very slow for they are immersed in old ways and traditions. Supersonic travel, satellite
communication and high speed computers are changing the world faster. You cannot
stand still on a super highway of progress, you will get blown away. The 911 incident
(September 11th 2001) is a remarkable day. About 4000 people sacrificed their lives for
the next millennium. Some people who believed in their old ways of living wanted to
take the world backwards but see what happened in Afghanistan where the oppression
was the severest was taken and turned inside out in 3 months. A country that was so
backward in thinking was rooted out and propelled into modern era. A country where
women were treated like primitive creature in the name of religion was put in power to
participate in the operation of the country. Done in three months.
So we have now 50% of the 75% converted in 3 months. That is a very positive step.
The women in those oppressed countries are going to revolt and we will be there to help
them. We want the whole world to be free, freedom for men, women and children. Once
they are free we can have a moral world of people. There will not be one person in
control we will all be in control. That is absolute democracy.
Do I sound like a world-class citizen? Yes, I am. I succeeded on my own in my own way
without hurting anyone. People helped me but it was my battle. I refined myself at the
grinding and polishing wheel of freedom and democracy. They shaped my life to be a
citizen. Back in my own country I would not have progressed so far in my mind
development. It is a tough battle, that is where people get discouraged and disenchanted
and hate us. You, probably went to a good school because your parent had money or
knew somebody at the school, you got a job because you knew the local politician, you
got immigration probably you knew some body who knew the embassy staff in your
country, or you were able to get some good technical experience because you lived in an
industrial city. There are thousands of reasons. But now you are in a new country and
everybody begin the race at the same starting line. Get on your marks, get set, go. You
can run, you can walk, you can crawl, you can swim, you can dance, you can draw, you
can paint, you can open a small store, you can toil day and night, you can run for the local
office. It all up to you. As you progress we will see, you will see your real person. It is
tough for you, I know I am in the same race, everyone is. 98% of the people are running
and the rest 2% are in the jail, for breaking the rules of the sports.
We all have a purpose in life. You know your purpose in life. I want to help people to
become true people, citizens. In my definition of a citizen is a person who take care of
him or herself first and then take care of the world that helped them. You could not have
made it on your own. If your mother didn’t deliver you, if your father didn’t guide you, if
your teachers didn’t educate you, if your brother didn’t co-operate with you, if your sister
didn’t iron your shirt, if you wife didn’t love you, if your local community didn’t accept
you, you would not have made it so far. Now it is your turn to give back. That is called
citizenship, citizenship is not a piece of paper it your purpose and a duty.
We live in a very active and cosmopolitan country. Information flows so fast we have to
shut off the Radio, Television, Internet, Cell phone etc to get by. Like scuba diver comes
up to breath occasionally we have to shut these modern (in)conveniences to get a little
breathing space. Everything operates on real time. You can use these facilities to build
your life or destroy your life. The choice is up to you. You wanted freedom, you got it, it
is up to you to manage it or manipulate it. Good luck!
WE ARE A TOLARENT NATION
My business is located very close to a religious centre and on the day of congregation I
see some vendor out side this place of worship, then there were several of them. It is an
eye sore to their faith. They block the traffic, these vendors are legally not suppose to sell
in that area. These very people came to our country and is trespassing our goodwill. We
live in a well organized and managed communities, but if the authorities try to impose
they cry foul, they say they are being discriminated. You are discriminated for your lack
of respect for the others. Once I asked a friend of mine, not anymore, if I could go a
particular religious centre in a particular country, he said I cannot go, I asked why? He
did not answer the question. I understood that we don’t allow foreigners into our country,
but we can go anywhere and impose out views. Wait my friend till the world community
imposes certain democratic value in your countries. We will change the way your think,
reading one book is not enough! One book is good if you are training pool of animals.
We are not training people to be some one else. We want people to be themselves, like
Lord Buddha, Jesus Christ, Lord Siva and Prophet Mohammad. These great saints
wanted people to learn their teaching and become emancipated, not controlled by some
We are also very calm people, that way we assimilate the good in others. Once I saw a
young man from the Central American area asked the host on TV programme why cannot
we have a Prime minister who is a recent immigrant. The host asked him why not, why
don’t you run for the office and tell us what can you do for the country and they will elect
you. If you can tell the Bankers, Business community, the Politician and the Public that
you got something good for the nation, the whole nation will rally behind you and around
you. The job of Prime minister is to manage the country not to be racially elected or
motivated. I am chemist, when I mix a yellow color with one particular chemicals it gives
orange color, when I mix with another chemicals it turns blue, and another chemical turns
red, another chemical green. Can some one explain this to me from their perspective? If
you are color minded person, what makes a person brown and another person yellow? It
is all inside you, how you think. Our skin color reflects our chemical nature and we
behave accordingly. I do not know how to correlate skin color to behaviour but I think
there is some correlation. I have seen black white people and white black people. The
contradiction is always between the white and the black, others seem to get along fine.
There was a party next to my next door. We have been living there for the last 25 years,
never heard of any noise, recently some new visible people moved in and first time, I
mean first time in 25 years there was a party and lots of noise. Don’t complain if people
discriminate you. It does not matter who you are, what color you look, what language you
speak, but learn to live in a community. We are not living in a jungle.
You see my friend, when we go to other countries we don’t plunder them we plan and
develop them. The university I studied was built by the British and the particular faculty I
went was donated by the Canadians. The school I stidied was built by the British. They
didn’t come to plunder the country, but came to explore not to exploit! You thought they
were exploiting your nation, you didn’t have one, in fighting, feudal kings, tribal gangs,
Local mafia that is not a civilized nation, it is a glorified jungle affair. Sorry my friend to
hurt your feeling but what is the alternative? Okay they came took your material wealth,
but what did they leave behind. Roads and canals, schools and churches, Hospitals and
Homes etc. Think about it, think both ways
We have the utmost respect for your religious wisdom, but ask a man who is hungry what
is more important, food or thoughts, or ask a man who is standing in the rain, shelter or
self determination. Be hungry for two days and the only religion you will practice is work
and the only place you will go is to your farm or factory. My friend somebody is feeding
you and you don’t know who he or she is. One day you have to do it on your own. You
have indeed come to the right place, Welcome, Bien venue. We teach you to stand on
your own feet not in the air. The place of work can be a paradise or a boot camp. It is to
your own choosing. You will be chased from place to place till you reform. Rest assured.
and one day you will do the same to the new comers for everyone has to learn to earn!
ON DRIVING: Transportation is a big part of this new world. Roads are like veins in
your body. Obey the traffic rules. It is in your safety and safety of the pedestrians and
other drivers. Drive defensively.
IF IT IS GOOD IT WILL FINDS Its WAY TO THE TOP
If you have brought something good to this country it will be accepted, you don’t have to
force it upon any body. No body ever wins a war. Good morals and peace win the war. A
war or force may temporarily subdue the people, but kindness and peace ultimately
subdue the strongest army. Good nature and old fashioned hospitality ultimately wins the
hearts and minds of people. Humans are born good, we are the multifaceted reincarnation
of God. As I always said there is only one god, the god within you. We are like a huge
net work of computers all connected horizontally in one single plane, so all the gods
within us are connected. When one god thinks all gods can feel it. Every one of us can
reach a state of mind whereby you know ahead what is coming down the line.
So you have brought something good to this country, right. Put it to test. We know that
people got different talents. Out of these different talents, we through a net work of small
businesses offer to the greater society. This process allow you in a peaceful manner to
introduce your goodness to permeate our country. If your idea finds universal use and
application you could be the next IBM or Microsoft Corporation. So my friend be patient
may be you think you have a great idea, but who wants it? If people need it they will
come looking for you. Let me ask you, Microsoft, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and
Buddhism. Today at this date who got more followers and users?
Religion is a big issue, for people still believe in superstition. I quote from the famous
men and great events of the 19th century by Charles Morris LL.D. page 635’
“ Mankind for some thousand years past has been subjected to tyranny of various kinds,
and in particular the tyranny of the king, the priest and the cash box; the first controlling
him by the power of the sword, the second by the power of superstition and third by the
power of the material wants. The control by the first two of these have long been slipping
away from people, ( I quote) except in some parts of the world. That of the king has quite
vanished in most advanced lands, and the political equality of all men has been assured.
That of the priest has similarly vanished in these lands and is diminishing everywhere,
liberty of thought being made secure. That of the cash box, on the contrary, has grown in
authority as the authority of the rival two has decreased, and it stands today as the great
power in most advanced lands, it is being particularly dominant in America”.
I want the reader to aware and beware that this book was written in 1899 and women
were kept so far behind that the author has completely omitted the word woman,
completely. We have come so far away from that state of affairs in our country, but in
some lands women are still used like animals for breeding. In some countries the
knowledge of the women ends at the kitchen door. Modern science had helped women to
be able to do what men can do and better. In the last hundred years the control of the cash
box is slowly slipping away as people are becoming more knowledgeable. Today you can
see TV commercials trying to sell money and lenders competing to offer better interest
rates. Interest rate is the cost of money. Today banks, which are institutions like Churches
are struggling to stay in business as the demand for money is waning away. Trust has
since then replaced all these three.
We in this part of the world has made tremendous progress in freedom and equality.
I hear all the time new immigrants to our land talk about race, caste, religion, sex etc.
These people left their country looking for a new paradigm yet once they are here wants
to continue their feudalistic system. This is the worst thing a new immigrant can do. We
allow individual freedom and freedom of association to foster better living conditions,
but if these associations do not enhance the chances of better integration they should be
discouraged. Some of these association may if allowed beyond certain limits endanger
our freedom. This will destroy the very purpose for which you came to this country and
Destroy our freedom.
There is a saying in the business world if you hire two of the same community they work
okay, hire the third one your business is in trouble. Once I was invited to a cultural event
to attend. I noticed that the people who organized this event want to keep their old
country system here, the language, the religion, the culture etc, but in the morning they
want get up and go work for somebody who is quite a stranger to their nature. I don’t see
any need for them to adopt. They are unable to see the landscape and the unfolding
horizon, how can they when they are completely imbued in an old fashioned system.
These are the very same people when there is a down turn in the economy, see I told you
this system does not work. These are the very first people who seek unemployment and
welfare benefits. You find them in thousands.
My opinion is that when you come to this country you should go to work, do a good days
work and more, earn money for you and for the enterprise, take care of yourself and your
family, pay a portion of the social csots, be a good citizen and if you can, be a volunteer
to the community. That is also you have do. I guess if you and your fellow citizens of
your former country have done this you don’t have to come here looking for new
realities. The only difference is we have a system that protects and allows people to
become citizen. If you threaten this system we may have to impose certain restriction on
you and your associates.
THIS COUNTRY IS BETTER THAN YOUR COUNTRY. Do you need the proof? You
are the proof. For every minute you live here, this system is better than the old system.
You are simply an opportunist.
Speak- write- read and communicate
RIGHT OF LIFE AND RIGHT TO PROPERTY.
Don’t touch anybody and don’t enter any private property, simple isn’t it? Life and
property are the two main pillars of a society. I have the right to live and I need the
property to substantiate my life. Same for you, same for me, same for anybody. If it is
right for everybody the n it is fair and square!
LEAVE A LEGACY.
If you are using a tool, a system, or any thing leave it a little better than when you found
EATING HABITS- Low fat diets
Dress properly for weather
KNOWLEDGE IS FREE IGNORANCE IS EXPENSIVE
Where I came from, knowledge is a secret. It is an expensive commodity, only a few had
it and they never gave it out except vertically to their own family. I don’t blame them , it
is the survival of the fittest. There were only few schools built by the British ( We hated
them because they were successful) to disseminate knowledge. Most of the population
remained tribal. While we were living in the dark ages, the Europeans were hitting new
realities, The introduction of social contract among the citizens took control and new
advances were made in science and politics. The idea of corporation was born whereby
land, labour, capital, management and scientific ideas were brought together and goods
and services were mass produced. Penicillin and other drugs were invented.
I particularly remember Penicillin, for there was a native doctor in my village who treated
the diseases. Whatever he cannot cure is due to the curse of the evil Gods. We have to go
to a Voodoo doctor who performed magical things. All along people were struggling and
the priest kept telling them it is gods disease. At the local hospital new doctors who were
trained in the west were coming in and they introduced Penicillin injection and I days
people were cured.
Why I tell this story is that while the Europeans were sharing knowledge and advancing
we were hiding and going backwards. The local native doctor lost his reputation and his
income. Today I am alive and doing well probably because of antibiotics, polio and
small pox vaccines. We have come a long way from cave dwellers to hunter gatherer
Today, we live in an information society. We are pounded every minute with new
information. We live in pool of information like fish living in a pool water. It is all
around us, and we cannot avoid it. Only way we can avoid it is to go to a remote location
where there is no news paper or magazine, Radio, TV, Telephone, No internet. There are
countries still around where information takes years to permeate. So we have become an
informed society, that means the knowledge has got inside us and be have become a
conscious society. You see why we are good. When knowledge gets in you, you become
a faithful and trusting person. You are not an ignorant and fearful person. We are a
confident society, we can absorb a lot of intrusions and incursions. We know that there is
always a way to find a solution to our challenges.
Whether you like it or not you are going to change. But the important part is how fast can
you change, can you change in one generation or in three generations. You will do a great
deal of good for your children if you change a little bit faster. Don’t make them feel
inferior and isolated at their work place and in the society.
There are several ways you can integrate faster, one excellent way I found was to net
work with other communities, that way you understand the working of other cultures and
communities. Your success depends on how big your field opportunities are. They say
that if you know 250 people who could use your goods or services you got yourself a
good life. You don’t want to over burden your life with too much of wealth, for wealth
needs a lot of wealth to manage and preserve.
BUILD YOU LIFE ONE STEP AT A TIME
As the world is getting freer and knowledgeable it is hard for you to accumulate wealth.
All physical assets cost money to keep them. You have to spend money to preserve
money. The government as a custodian needs money to preserve the society, and they
levy tax on all assets and transactions.
When the business cycle is on high gear and on overdrive people tend to buy things on
credit. When the business cycle slows down and it will, there is a squeeze on cash flow
but the taxes and maintenance costs remain relatively constant, jobs are hard to find and
there is no money to spend. Believe me, credit is not a double edged sword it is a bunker
buster. Credit is good if there is inflation, you borrow today and pay off with cheaper
dollar tomorrow. Those days are over and done with. Today we are dealing with falling
prices and surplus production yet people are indifferent and ignorant about the changing
landscape. The next unemployment will be caused not by lack of work but by over
capacity. This will be the challenge for the pundits and the politicians.
Therefore take an inventory of you r capacity to deal with difficult times. It is better to be
conservative. One of the mistakes new immigrants make is to buy a home immediately.
Wait at least one year and learn the country. Find out where you want to live. All homes
are built in well planned communities, Schools, Shopping, Hospitals are all included
when a community is planned.
BUYING A HOME
The single most critical decision you will make and it will change your life forever.
When you arrive either you will stay with your relatives or your friends for a month or so.
You will look for a job, any job that will feed and house your family. Then you will move
into an apartment close to your work place. Time is an important factor, you want to save
as much time as possible. You will go to a night school to acquaint yourself with the
working of the system. You will save every penny that you can, including the penny you
will pick up in the parking lots. I pick them up. One day I picked up a heap of pennies.
Let you my best advice for you at the work place. Think that you own the place and do
whatever you can do to make that place grow well. You know your boss he is working
harder and longer than you, he trust you and it is very difficult for him to keep you if you
are wasting his resources and testing his patience. Lots of us think that he is a fat cat. No,
he is not, may in your former country. He comes before you and leaves after you. That
should tell you something, back in your old country your boss is still in bed while your
were sweating at work.
Now that you have become a loyal and profitable employee, the boss will call you say
why don’t you buy a home?. It is an indication you are on a strong footing. My boss
advised me to buy a four bedroom home. This way you don’t have to move. See you need
a stable environment for your children to become stable citizens. Their education and
good behaviour is very important, you want them to live in a community where the other
members of the community get to know them, that way they keep vigil on them. All
communities have all three levels of schooling. In future university education will be a
prerequisite to even do a menial job.
Put as much down payment as you can and the banks will finance the rest. Pay off the
home as soon as possible, some people have done it 10 years. You may need to draw
some of your equity in the home when your children are ready to go to the university.
University education could be very expensive. We were fortunate that our children didn’t
have to go far away to get their university education.
When you buy a home avoid certain ghetto areas, a small home in a good neighborhood
is better than a large home in a ghetto area. Avoid high traffic areas and proximity to high
rise apartments, these are potentially high crime areas. Your future depends on how you
children grow up. They cost you a hell of a lot money and on top of it you don’t need the
troubles they can easily get into.
IF YOU DON’T MAKE IT IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS YOU WILL SELDOM
I am a good guy. I hire new immigrants and I keep them safely. There are two kinds of
relationships brewing, one is that of win-win and other is lose-lose. Lets go to soviet
union and come back. The soviet Union leaders like Lenin, Stalin, Karl Marks said that
the capitalist always suck the blood out of the proletariat and you believed in it. So you
had that bee always humming in your ear. When you came here you saw the truth of it.
Look this fat cat is living off my avails. And the British spoiled you too, Nine to five after
that it is fun and game. I will put the Soviets and the British in a rocket and send them
into the space so that they never come back. I hope they kill each other. This is America
and you are an American. We are successful because we let your dreams flourish and that
ambition can be harnessed to feed and house al l our citizens. What Karl Marks called
greediness of the capitalist is actually our needs, dreams and aspirations. The government
calls them businesses but actually they are means fulfilling our needs by ourselves. The
government cannot create wealth but it can create conditions conducive for creation of
wealth. Government can create tables and chairs for people to sit. When someone gets a
job with the government the first thing they get is a table and a chair. Try to see it my
way for a moment. You get a job in the private sector the first thing you get is work, pile
of work.. I saw in the news the new Argentinean president wants to create 1 million jobs
in the country. Since 1850s Argentina is in trouble. The trouble today is the lack of
greater sense of belonging. I want to tell you another story. At the annual harvest feast
people usually get together and cook rice and serve the people of the village. The
requirement is that every one brings in a handful of grain and put into the boiling pot.
One fellow thought that I am not going to give my grain but I am going to throw in a
handful of sand to show my contribution. The time for serving came and everyone got
served pure sand and not a single grain. You know what happened. It happened in Soviet
Union, it happens in so many countries and people are a flooding at the gate to our
country. I see that mentality propagating in our society. If we are not vigil, we can easily
sink into poverty. In the name of compassion we allow family union and we end up with
ghettos. Friends and Family get together and talk about how to go backwards.
So you and your friends get together on the weekend bashing your boss. Poor guy is
fixing all your problem back in the plant. I want tell an interesting story of a poor boss.
He comes early to do his fair share of work, up to eight O’clock no problem. By nine
O’clock the chairs outside his room are full of worker waiting to see him. One by one he
get over with them. The time is five O’clock and every one gone except himself. He is
trying to catch up his work. He goes home around nine O’clock. He comes to work on the
weekends to complete his work. One day through his window he saw his workers playing
golf on a Saturday. Hmmmm… my workers playing Saturday I am working. Next week
he maintained a journal of his activity for one week. On Saturday morning he looked at
the journal and at the golf link. The next week he removed all the chairs outside his room
and he went playing golf. He was delighted to see his workers at work on Saturdays.
Your boss is working harder than you, because he does not want to stand up in the
welfare line up. If you are a boss here is my advice, hire somebody give him the task and
see if he is interested in his work. If he is not interested in his work, his company and his
boss show him the way out. Every minute he is in he is like a termite eating your nerves
and the hard earned dollars. Today’s immigrants are coming from corrupted nations, they
are either subjects of war lords or religious fanatics. When they come here if you don’t
get them right away to work they slide back into corruption for it is easy to get away in
our country. I had one new immigrant, good worker, then I hired and driver who has seen
so many employers, six months down the road poor guy was stealing from me. What can
I do? I fired both. They know the rights of the criminals. Any wrong doing can only be
dealt by the judiciary system. It takes time and money. Time and Money are crucial and
critical to business. So we write it off as the fees paid for learning a lesson. The criminal
Why am I telling you all these? because I care about people, I care about the community,
I care about my children, I care about the future of society. If we don’t take each
immigrant one at a time and put him or her in the right direction we are creating a nucleus
for more destruction. The September 11th, 2001 incident is due to our carelessness in
dealing with new immigrants. Had we given them a sense of belonging and proper
direction this would not have happened. We are great people so we are going to change
the way immigration works.
IT IS IMPORTANT WHOM YOU MEET FIRST IN THIS COUNTRY WILL DECIDE
LEARN TO HANDLE CREDIT.
What is credit, it is trust. So when you borrow money or anything pay it back. The giver
trust that you will pay back with a thank you note called interest. If you cannot repay it
don’t accept it. Remember that if you are careful you don’t have to borrow. The lender
and the borrower both don’t sleep well. So don’t get into that habit. You know what
borrowing means I cannot work today but I will work tomorrow for both today and
tomorrow. Today credit is very complicated. Originally credit was probably used as
bridge to complete a transaction, it was a kind of help to grow the economy. Credit is
only possible if there is a lender and a borrower.
But let me go a little deeper into the dilemma of the lender and the borrower. Let go to
the periphery of the legal aspect of it. In case of default the lender can repossess the
personal assets of the borrower and the borrower can declare insolvent. To successfully
conduct a raid on the borrower’ assets the titles must be very clearly defined and must be
registered with some third authority, in the absence of well defined title it may become
difficult to enforce the claim. So as long as there is clear title free of liens one could
Recover the goods or equivalent in the form of cash. There are legal procedures involved
and the cost could easily out pace the benefits. Usually a house or an automobile has
titled very clearly defined and identified. So usually the lender takes your home or land,
called real estate as a security and it is easily saleable. When you buy a house, invariably
there is a mortgage and the house and land is the lien against the mortgage loan. So
basically you don’t own the home till it is paid for. I think you can, therefore, borrow
money to buy a home for you live in it, the title is clear and nobody can take it away from
you. Same with an automobile for you have an insurance against theft.
As of writing this book, the old notion that a home is a good investment must stop with
the concept of peaceful living. I don’t recommend home as a speculative investment and
it is a myth. A home is a home, you don’t rent it, you don’t lend it, and you don’t
collateralize it or mortgage it. I will explain why?
The lender of the money wants to sleep peacefully, that is the bottom line. When he takes
your home as a collateral against the loan, he is sure he will get his money. If you want to
sleep peacefully you don’t want him to take the roof off your head. So it boils down to
who sleeps peacefully. Tell me what kind of business the banks are in? What do they
sell? What do they call their profit? Who in the city selling something everybody wants
very badly? The banks are in the business of selling debts and the price they charge is
Interest. So when the banker asks you to sign on the dotted line, see a lawyer. The lawyer
will tell you what you are getting into. Lawyer charge a small fees compared to what you
could lose! The banks can create money for assets created. The central bank is the
watchdog. The central bank is also a regulator of the circulation of money. In an ideal
economy for every dollar worth of goods or services or knowledge created the banks can
create one dollar. There is a hint for the third world countries.
So the banks are like any other business in the local market where you came from. I have
seen mobile banks at the flea market. What does that tell you? You know back where we
came from the banker and the priest are the most respected people in the city, one for our
moral value and other for our material possessions. Not here, the banker is a businessman
trying to make a living. He is selling debt not money.
Debt or Credit, it is the same. The banker uses the word credit for it sounds much nicer to
you. They say line of credit; it is actually a line of debt, or a hanging rope or noose
around your neck.
The banks use to lend money to businesses that was long time ago, I think they still do. I
will never come to know for you know I was so bad using credit, sorry debt, my banker
told me as far as you are considered presume that we don’t exist. My son works for the
bank, he said the same thing. Who else could be a better teacher than me who got real
hands on experience? There was time the inflation was running ahead of the interest rates
and you can borrow money and pay back with cheaper dollars and show profit. Those
days are gone, with the invention of China the prices are coming down and we are in
deflationary period. You see dollar stores, they are not dollar stores, they a china stores.
What you buy in sears for $19.95 can be bought for $1.00 at the china store. It used to be
Taiwan, Korea, Japan etc. These three put together is only a small fraction of the Chinese
work force. Imagine the capacity for surplus production. Why am I telling all these. It is
an advice not to borrow too much. When you borrow in a deflationary period you are
borrowing cheaper dollars and pay back with expensive dollars. Dollar means purchasing
The legal system is so detached from the monetary system, it is ignorant and indifferent
to the plight of the borrower. The courts will say you borrowed it and now you pay it
back. It does not take into consideration the fissure and faults of our financial and
monetary systems. Occasionally they throw in Ivan Bosky or Michael Milliken into jail to
White wash the financial markets. Have you noticed that after every market crash they
introduce financial reforms?. It is not reform they are creating, but another area of
ambiguity to suck the dollar out of your pocket.
My friend we are living in a highly leveraged world of high finance. So don’t borrow and
don’t lend. Lets talk about lending, why do you want to lend? You want make money,
right. Why do I need the money? Because today I didn’t work hard enough to earn
enough. There are two things I could have done, I could have worked harder or lived
lesser. That is how the money ended up in your hands.
Between 1762 and 1929, baring brothers family was the sixth great power in the world.
They had access to excess money, the banks were lining up to give them money, people
were lining up to give them money. There was very little real money, that is the only
money, all other was credit. So they lend all that money to South America. Barring
bothers went bankrupt. So much for lending. What can you do with a country? You
cannot sell it someone, for why do they want a bankrupt population/. You have to feed
Why am I telling all these, banks can bankrupt you and the nation. So don’t borrow or
lend. Manage with what you have. If you want buy something, save your money in the
bank or a till at home. If you don’t have that discipline you don’t deserve it or you don’t
need it. I used to borrow a lot, not anymore, I save and then spend. If you practice this
principle from the beginning your life will be smooth sailing. Don’t envy the rich, they
got their work cut out for them. Feel sorry for them. They are apparently rich and
absolutely bankrupt. The only rich fellow is the fellow who has got clears funds in the
bank or under the pillow. Fred is a good friend of mine, he said my dear friend you don’t
have business, it reverberates in my ears and echoes in my sleep. This what he said,
forget about what others owe you, till it is in your pocket it is hope may be a dream or a
hallucination, how much money will be left in your pocket after paying all your creditors.
That is what you have. Fred is a short and tough guy, give him a tire and he will chew it
These are lessons on hi-finance, this will save you 25 of your life. You owe me big time
for all these lessons on Finance which is not taught at Harvard or Yale. I am a tough guy
too, you run me over with heavy truck I will get up a wave at you for having taught me
one more lesson.
I am going to give you a crash course on credit cards. Forget about you. We are going to
talk about the lender. When you borrow on your credit card, the lender has got an eternal
cow he or she can milk as long as you are alive. Interest charged at compounding rate
daily. You go to an accountant he will explain daily compounded interest. I studied
animal husbandry so let me go that route. You got yourself a flea on your body. A
parasite that sucks your blood out and causes itchiness too. You thought jungle life was
precarious, wait till you see the fire works in the concrete jungle. But if you can on the
right side of the bed you can be the king.
So you are going to be careful or you can test my wisdom, the choice is up to you. We are
a free country.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
There are two kinds of people when it comes to motivating you. The people who will say
negative things and the people who will say positive things. The people whom you chose
will depend on you current sate of conscience. If you chose negative people they will take
you down the path of destruction and if you chose the positive people they will take to
the peak of Mount Everest. You know there is a little guy or gal inside you, away from
all thing and people. That is your true self, hammered and smothered by superstition,
Social beliefs, Negative interactions and Nay sayers. You are kind of scared to say to
somebody thinking that you could be wrong and don’t want to be laughed at. You know
my friend believe me that is the God inside you telling you do it. Look deep in your heart
there is a simmering dream , a volcano waiting to erupt, do it!. That is the real you, free
you. Pursue that dream, but the road is not for the faint hearted for your ego will get
bruised again and again. It is worth it. Every perceived difficulty must be perceived as a
stepping stone and not a tomb stone. Even if it is tomb stone there is some engraving for
the man coming behind you to motivate him or herself. You are a winner any which way!
We are all winners. You know in one of the old books, one soldier lost the war 6 times
and he was hiding in a cave and contemplating as to what to do. He saw a spider,
considered by us as a poorly evolved insect, failed six times but the seventh time it made
it, I am sure the spider would not have given up even it failed a million times. So if you
are considered more evolved than a spider when will you stop trying, NEVER. Electric
bulb was invented after Edison failed about 9999 times. Every time you think you fail,
you have actually invented some thing new. Always look at what you gained, what you
have lost is, what others have perceived what you have lost. It has nothing to with you.
You are a winner, always. You keep going. Every day and every event makes you not
only successful but also significant. Life is not what happens to you but how you
interpret what happened to you. Your life’s next moment depends on how you react
to what happens to you now.
Now tell me my friend, do you still want to stay in this country or you want to get the hell
out of this country? Didn’t I tell you who we are. We are the most advanced form of
conscience in the world. We are going places and planets. Can you now step up to the
plate and hit a home run?. Go watch the ball game, I think about 11 bastards are about to
kill you and about 100,000 spectators are waiting to praise you or pounce upon you. My
friend that is reality. One against eleven, 100,000 will join either side, depending on the
out come. You still want stay or get out. Well it is easier to join the fanatics, dreamers
and the indolent, why not? You know why some people hate us, because we are very
successful. We are successful because we think differently.
FEAR VS FAITH…………AND PREDICTION
I want to explain something that may help you. Once upon a time man lived with the
beasts. There were no communities, no villages, no government, no guns , no weapons.
The beasts ruled the world. Man didn’t have sharp teeth or the physical size to counter
the beasts. Where was then man at that time?, lived in caves and fear ruled his existence.
Faith was zero, fear was 100. Slowly he started emerging as a winner. Today in
developed countries your life is almost assured till natural death happens. So you are safe
now. People have become civilized and there are laws to protect you. In some countries
the King through the power of his army and Priest with his religious superstition kept
people under control. In developed world the army is kept to protect from invasion, even
that is waning except for in the middle east where religion has become a problem, it is not
the religion that is the problem, but the interpretation of religion has lead some people to
become fanatic. Most religions do not advocate death in the name of religion.
We are like any other living beings and better. Since we do not have any fear death, what
is left is the fear of living. We have to master then the art of living. We have almost
mastered the diseases, so we don’t have to worry about illness. Once upon a time a
disease that cannot be cured is believed to be due to Gods omen, but then the invention of
antibiotics cured most of them. So we overcame that fear.
Then came the fear of fate. But we found out that you can control fate through wisdom.
People believed that when they were born their fates is written and cannot be changed.
You possess a certain genetic pattern that it cannot changed. But we recently found out
that your DNA can be modified to change you life pattern.
As a new immigrant you are overwhelmed by the way things are done in this country.
Our predecessors came from all parts of the world especially from Europe, they are still
the majority. When they came here there were the natives but no God. The natives are
good, they understood the laws on nature and lived accordingly. But they understood
laws from the way the law operated. There was no need for them to go into the details.
The Europeans had a big struggle in Europe, they have to fight wars, they have to fight
famine, they have to fight diseases. They were presented with an opportunity to invent
and discover, and they did well. So entered an era of predictability. Very important
From fear to faith in god to prediction. When you are sick you go to the doctor who
analyses you and say take penicillin and you will be cured. It worked all the time as long
as the analyses was right. Recently in 1960-1970 three people hopped into the Apollo
mission to moon and came back safe. We were able to work out all the details in such a
way the mission went on fine. So where is fear, faith and God. My friend you can predict
what your days is going to be today. You take control and you ride the chariot you work
out all the details and you know what the day is going to be. There is a saying that, If you
think you can do it, you will do it, and if you think you cannot do it, you are right too”.
Why leave it to chance, to some one else or to God?
We are living in the era of information and the computer has revolutionized our lives.
You can predict most events. We know we can predict the weather ahead, those days we
prayed to god for rain, now you can make your own rain. Information is available on real
time basis. That is god. We are moving and learning in so many frontiers and new
knowledge is becoming available. Where I came from they can predict your life and the
events. Not very accurate but fairly reliable if you find the right man or woman to do so.
Through advanced scientific discoveries now we can predict how long one will live and
what to do to extend it. We are changing , our outlook is changing, our view are
changing, our beliefs are changing. We are entering a new era and a millennium. We live
in a free country and that freedom is allowing us to challenge the existing status quo. We
do not ask why, we as why not?. We ask why not this way. This millennium will see
superstition being challenged and thrashed out.
90% CONFIDENCE AND 10% INTELLIGENCE
Back where I came from there is a saying. Those days the Bay of Bengal was so far away
and needs months of sea travel when sea travel was very dangerous. If you got the
confidence you can go to Bay of Bengal. Be confident about what you do. True to your
self. You life is limited only by time. You can to a certain extent extend your life by 30%
by following good habits. So it is your life. That is all you got. Make use of it wisely. The
wisest way to live your life is to be true to yourself. Don’t cheat yourself.
Don’t think we don’t have our share of the bad elements. We do. You set a standard for
yourself and stand on top of it. Don’t move. They will try to belittle you, grind you down.
No man of integrity and faith will ever belittle you or grind you down. So who will do it.
Those who have no hopes or dreams in their lives. There are two lines parallel to each
other. One is longer than the other. That is one is shorter and other is longer. Tell me how
could you make the shorter line longer than the longer line? Two ways, make the shorter
line longer or easier is to make the longer line shorter than the shorter line. Either erase it
or extend it. When you meet some one , make sure two things, don’t you belittle that
person or let that person belittle you. Second is make that person great and look carefully
if that person will make you great too. There should be instant synergy!.
How do you stand to a bully?. Just stand up. General Tudor and Sir Winston Churchill
are my guides when it comes to standing up, even if I am wrong in my mind. In the face
of an unreasonable enemy there is only one thing you can do, stand up and don’t blink.
It is war of wills. There is nothing right or wrong in this world. Good example is,
abortion, it was illegal in the 1980s but legal in the 1990s. See the society is changing in
the face of new realities, and hence the guidelines are changing. If you believe in your
convictions stand firm, the enemy will blink!. Clear conscience will never be your
enemy And the enemy in front of you is also an inspiration why you should continue your
dreams. To me my enemies are like little toy building blocks put together in a poor
fashion. Let him or her bang against you and break them apart, once they have done it,
you help them to put together in a more conscious way. Today the society is a little
disturbed, so some people are getting away with certain things, but they will soon face
BECOMING SELF EMPLOYED.
Life is all about giving and taking or receiving. If you going to start a business, what are
you going to give. In order to get something in return. Think this way, you are living in
an enclosed sphere, leak proof too. Now think of the universe which is infinite, that
means there is nothing beyond it hence it is an enclosed system. I am going to put you in
the right perspective about life and living, living is a business. I want you to know this in
advance. How many people told you this theory? How many people are capable of telling
this theory? How many religions teach you this theory as their main concept and subject?
We must stop fooling people, people are like new born chicken. We have to help them to
discover the true meaning of life. Don’t coerce them into fanatism. You have come to
America, that means we are good people, make no mistake about it. Why America will be
invincible for it produces people like me, came from third world countries but within 25
years we are taking this country to new levels of human understanding. Destroying our
land mark building is not going to stop us. Our formula for success gets boosted by these
cowardice acts. We got to do more to convince the world.
So you are part of a closed system, you can take all what you want. Imagine that you go
outside this sphere and try to take the whole sphere for yourself. This is high education in
human psychology and their absurdity. But if you look at it , it is now your responsibility
to carry this infinite body and all its contents. Now there are two kinds of people some
want to give but others want to take. If you are any one of this your business is
guaranteed to fail. Why? Because life is a formula in equilibrium, you cannot upset that
balance. Therefore if you go into business for yourself, please get this one right and
straight. You put in an honest days work and you will get exactly that amount. I have
business, it took me twenty years to build, still we have no surplus, but people are
offering money to buy it, I think they want to pay for their ignorance. It is my business, it
is me in it. But the mission of my business is to, “Respond to the needs of society”. It is a
heavy task. It is not only a business, it is also about the society. Unless you are equal or
better than me in the understanding of our lives and the surrounding universe, the
universal formulas this business is not for you. You may make money for couple of years
but then what do you do. Your business dies leaving the carcass to be disposed by waste
management companies. There is deep meaning in that sentence. People start a business,
run it for couple of years, can’t continue, declare bankruptcy and go away, the land lord
in an attempt to clean up and rent the property has to call in a waste management
company to clean up the place. The waste management company is the undertaker of
So if you want to make money in a business, make that business your life. It is an
extension of your life, it puts food on the table. If you have got the wrong education in
life, that means if your parents have not told you who you are in this universe and coerce
you into selfish motives, I feel sorry for you and your parents. But you have come so far
into this book, that means you are good. Your were born, the parents took care of you,
then the school educated you, then your employer carried you, now you have to be on
your own. You will take care of you, then you will hire the first employee, that is now
you are paying back all you got paid. There is a price to be paid and a price to get paid.
These are immutable laws of nature, you may not understand them, you may
misunderstand them, you may not be aware of them. But you can rest assured that they
are true. You can accept them or you can find out for yourself. It is a free country.
You, probably, expected to see some magic formula to get rich quick. Don’t get
frustrated I am going to give you the formula. It is a very simple formula. The only
quickest way to get rich is not to get rich quickly. Besides what is it all for? If you want
to relax and take it easy why don’t you do it now?. When you are completely free and
relaxed you need very little energy, you can probably get by with a 4ozs of bread and
water. I am serious. One kilo of bread is about $1.00, there are about 36 ounces of food in
it, that means you have food for 9 days. So all you need is $3.00 per month. That is easy.
I am giving you all necessary perspectives and realities that will come to you when you
run your business. Business will reveal a lot of new knowledge in life, but you will do
better if I give you what I know then you can discover more and make life better for you
and others. You are not a physical mass of flesh, bones and blood. You are an evolving
conscience. What Jesus Christ said was good for Jesus Christ. But do you know what is
good for you? Discover it, experience it, that is life.
If you happen to meet some very old business people ask them what did their business
teach them?. They will all say that it revealed to them who they are and how fortunate it
is to be a human being. How about money? You don’t need much. They will also say
social responsibility is number one priority, for we cannot live in it without it.
So you have decided to continue and hence I shall tell you what you may have to do.
Consult other people too. I am not all knowing!
How to start, manage, grow and preserve a business. I am not an expert but I will tell you
what I think I know but you will consult other experts on this matter. The earliest
business man in the hunter. Why a hunter? Because if he didn’t kill he want eat.
Animals are good business people, they cannot at the end of the day go to bed hungry.
Either you must eat or get eaten both way you will not have the problem. When you start
a business that is when your real life begins, it is like breast feeding. As long as you are
working for someone or depend on the government welfare or as long as you live with
you parents or family you probably don’t know the magic of providing your own needs.
So earlier you become self employed easier you life will be. In some families the children
are introduced to self sufficiency early in their child hood. I wan born in a business
family, so we were introduced to self sufficiency early in our life.
The real life starts the day you make your own bread with your own money and means.
That is why a hunter is the first businessman on earth. He has to feed himself and nobody
is going to do it for him. Therefore from earlier days in life the hunter children go out
with their father to learn how to kill. You got to kill. Otherwise soon you will die or get
eaten alive. In modern world you don’t go to the jungle to kill, in that case there will be
traffic jam on the way out of the city in the morning and traffic jam on the way back to
the city in the evening. So you don’t have to go to kill, we have modern factories where
we grow these animals and kill them. As a hunter you may have the best bow and arrows,
the best horse and the chariot but if you don’t know how to kill you are dead. Your wife
and children are in the cave and if you don’t drag the beast into your cave , no food no
sex tonight. So as a businessman you may an office, tables, chairs, computers , faxes and
telephone, conference table and coffee room, cars and trucks, machines and materials but
if you cannot sell you don’t have a business, you got expenses my friend, expenses!
Today, that is today, I received a call from a friend. I did not see him for a long time. In
1995 we wanted to start a business and he was one of our board of directors and there
were some misunderstanding and the business was closed down. I put about $25,000 as
my free contribution. No strings attached. Others put a little, this friend didn’t put even a
penny, but he was under the impression that I am too naïve to be a businessman. I am not
naïve but I am a good man, well cultured man, trustful and trustworthy man, hard
working man, 98% honest man, sincere man, loving man, helpful man, there are so many
good men inside me. Winston Churchill live in me, General Tudor lives in me, Lord
Shiva and Lord Buddha live in me, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammad lives in me,
Mahatma Gandhi and Confucius live in me. I bring them all to live in me, so that when I
need a conference I don’t have to go looking for them. They are available on real time.
Free too. I am a very quite and intense listener, my words are conciliatory and
constructive, but he and some people can’t see it, feel it. They are immune to greatness.
To them business means money, making money, yes you need money, but you have set
up the fountain called cornucopia. To them let me have them all and I know them all.
It is primitive and no respect for the others.
So I didn’t know why he wanted to see me. We went out for lunch, there were three of us.
Slowly the subject came out, he is looking for an active partner with money to invest in
his business. He is out of both, wealth and wisdom to run a business. What is he willing
to give in return for I have to give him both money and knowledge?. He spilled out all his
problems and difficulties. You know what he is going to give me , headache. I slowly
started asking questions, what are your sales and what are his expenses? He gave me
some vague answers. Not much impressed. I always thank god for things I don’t have.
It is easier to tell the truth than telling a lie. I am blessed!. Once upon a time I made
plenty of money, or at least I thought, Actually I created a lot debt for me by exchanging
wealth for wisdom. Now I got debt and some wisdom.
In the same morning a young fellow came to me to buy some products, Our prices were
little too high so he bargained, I told him my products will save him time, and our
products do more work than the products he was using. While this discussion was going
on he learned a few lessons from my experience. At the end he said, he wish he came to
me earlier so that he could have learned more. There is an example of a real businessman.
He does not have fancy office, computers, table and chairs. He is interested in making a
living for his family. He is mission statement is to work as a cleaner to feed his family.
Very simple, we are little bit bigger, but statement covers the same platform. Our
mission is to make enough profit to pay all dues. My first friend didn’t know what he
wants, so the business drifts in an ocean of uncharted waters. He had two offices so I told
him to consolidate and cut expense and to hire a sales person to bring in new business. I
made mistakes, lot but I learned from them.
If you are going to be self employed, you have lot of mistakes to make on paper. I mean
as far as possible make lots of mistakes on paper. That is called a business plan, out of all
these mistakes you will come with a fairly representative plan. Any bank will give an
idea how to prepare a business plan. They have what we called a template, you just fill in
The first sentence on any business plan must start with why you want to go into business.
It is very important, for that burning desire must be brought forward and must be kept in
focus, it is like a tiger chasing the deer or the missile locked into the target. That target
must be always in your head and your attention must be locked into the target.
Then go to describe your business, if you hope to sell lemons clearly say you want to sell
lemons, and not bananas . That is a different business.
If you are going to grow your own lemon say so, give all the details of how to grow
lemons. Do your own research and put everything on paper
Now once the plan is over take it to a good friend. If he says you are nuts. Listen to him,
ask him why he thinks so. Take it to several people, get their feed back, you know the
best person is your wife, she know you inside out, and if she says you are nuts , she is
probably right. My wife never agrees with me, that is good because she makes me think.
My enemies are my best mentors. My wife is not my enemy. My son works for a major
bank, he says he will never lend me a penny. After 20 years in business I am still
Once the plan has been guttered by everyone go into contemplation. I will tell you why.
Do you really want to get into it? The hours are long and hard. But it is worth it if you
can stick it out. The benefits are enormous. A young fellow had $40,000 and wanted to
go into cinema business. He phoned me and asked me to give my advice. I asked him
what do you know about the business , he said I work there, that is a good start. I asked
him why do they want to sell it? He said they have some financial problem. I tasked him
do you want make $39,000 profit in the first year. He said that is good. I told him to go
see a good accountant pay him $500.00 and the see a lawyer and pay him $500.00. Two
years later I heard that he is working for someone else. I started my business with nothing
down so I worked my butt off to get it going, if I don’t know the value of hard earned
dollars no body else will. When I told him to see a Lawyer and an Accountant, it didn’t
seep into his conscience but when he loses all his capital he learned a good lesson. If
knowledge is expensive try ignorance!
But you are different, if you are reading this book you are good and smart. You like to
know all the mistakes we made so that you don’t make them.
The most important part of any business plan is the operating statements and the cash
flow projections. Have you ever seen a rocket taking off or a plane taking off? 80% of
the fuel is burned in the first few seconds after ignition and if you run out of fuel before
you are out of the gravitational pull you will come crashing down. Same thing with a
business it may take two months or two years and if you don’t have enough cash to burn
you are out. You must have an idea as to how long it will take for the business to generate
profit. Up to that point you have to fuel it.
If you stick it out you will soon make it. This is how you will know whether you know it
or not. Talk to several people, if they all look right to you, then you don’t know anything
about it. This is like buying a car, what do I know about a car. Nothing to start with. So I
go to the first sale man. Everything he or she says look right, go to the second one, now
you learn a little bit more, keep going till he or she beginning to learn from you of how to
buy a car. If you are not on the drivers seat, every body will run you over. You must
learn every aspect of your business, from sweeping the floor to operating your
information management system. The difference between the most appropriate answer
and most absurd answer depend on your level of knowledge. No body has the absolute
answer and nobody wants to give you the wrong answer, unless he or she is speeding on a
high way with eyes closed. That means you experience your business yourself. I drive our
company truck to make deliveries. I noticed my driver was damaging the tail of the truck
most of the time, I contemplated and I went back into my memory bank and found out
that I did the same thing when I am in a rush. Then I thought why is he in a rush. He was
making too many deliveries, but we have only few deliveries, but he is making many
deliveries, what is he delivering?. He was on our payroll, using our truck, using our
insurance, using our fuel and running a business! He was operating a trucking business!!
Why do I want tell this story? Two reasons, if you don’t know it, what is appropriate is
who is sounds most right. Two, somebody may take advantage of your ignorance.
The biggest task today in this world is to eliminate ignorance.
I don’t if you have recognized, a new human breed is emerging. It is like coming out of
the caves, and then coming out of ignorance. But we are still that fearful animals! The
threat to America is not from inside, but from threat exported from the fearful world.
How ever much hope we give them they are not willing to see it, conceive it or learn
from it. Any time we give some thing we are called imperialist. They would rather drink
muddy water and eat unhygienic food than working for a can of coke and a hamburger.
People don’t care who rules the world, but they want food and shelter. In the developed
countries we need freedom and self expression too. In some countries freedom is taboo!
People have to be liberated from the sword, the swear and the swindle. We are not the
best, we have our own problems with money. Like religious hijacking, people are
hijacked by money lenders. How many of us know that our banks are empty? It is a
superstition too, people believing in something that don’t exist. They create an illusion
like religious superstition. When people believe in something that does not exist it is
superstition. Banks should only be institution of storage of wealth and integrity. If you
create money out of thin air, soon there will be bankruptcies.
When the dust settles you will see the carcass. The government should encourage self
employment, but the politician got only 4 years to make his money and mark. So it is a
short term adventure. Look, Argentina defaulted in its loan in 1824, not 1924 or 1954 or
1994, It has been going on for 175 years. But we keep lending to keep our economy
going. It is easy to lend money and make people happy overnight than building solid
communities. Why should China or Mexico export to our countries? Why cannot they
improve their society? It is quick fix for a long standing nuisance.
But we are slowly making progress, small business ahs become our land mark. In Canada
there are 4 million small businesses, by the year 2010 there will be 10 million. 10 million
out of 30 million people will mind their own business. There is a clue for a good
business solution. We need to do some improvement work in the area of defaults so that
who ever buys something pay for it.
The government on part has to reduce taxes to encourage self employment. Probably up
to $50,000 profit must be tax free. The government would rather keep people on welfare
than getting them to be self employed. We need a new breed of politicians who
understand human nature better.
The advantages are great. It is like this as businessman you pay very little in the form of
taxes. Basically you pay taxes on what is left after consumption. It is a way the system
encourages you to become free, you know what freedom is. This phenomenon of working
for some else is a fallacy, for if you can make money for me, you can make it for
yourself.! Working for someone else is a temporary thing it is an illusion. The person
who goes to work for some one else is a born loser, a letharge. The one who employs him
or her is a letharge, both are losers. The employer and the employee are both partners in
prosperity. If there is no win-win synergy there is no point in having a relationship.
We have evolved to such a level that we don’t use brutal force to feel superior but we
use our talent and good nature to feel superior. Though evolved, we still have some traces
of that inherent nature left in us. We want to be recognized and respected and in some
way I would say we in a subtle manner want to control people. We use our softer side of
Of that inherent nature. But there are people who how ever much they elevate themselves
they remain equal.
Being self employed is a great feeling, for back in your former country you were
probably self employed, most do, for the institutionalized form of employment is not
very much developed except the government . Here too we are promoting self
employment, there are several reasons, one is your do not become a burden on the
government. We need new products and ideas in the society. If we have not promoted
free thinking and free enterprise we will still be in the dark ages. In my opinion most
countries are in dark ages. Any body who complains about our system must not take
Asprin for heahache, use wheels to transport, use computer to calculate and compose,
wear no clothes, use no tractors to plough , telephone to communicate, radio to listen.
The very fanatics who call us infidels must practice cave culture to promote their views.
Locking up women and having several wives is an extreme form of taking everything
into your own hands. If you want to control people you have to keep the people illiterate
and ignorant. Even today knowledge is not easily available to common people in our
land. We have along way to go, but we realize that our survival depends on our
composite level education, awareness, illumination, emancipation and radiance.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
This land is not for the weak. Remember from the earliest civilization these people are
the cream of the crop. They didn’t get this far by “taking it easy”. They worked and
worked and if you have come from a third world or fourth world country you are going
to hate this bastards. They are smart, they work together and they are constantly hitting
new trails and are on the verge of colonizing other planets. I will tell you I ran with them
sometimes ahead of them and I love these people. Read the constitution and it is all there.
The system is designed to bring the best out of people. They throw people into the lions
den and expect you to come out a winner, not without scars! I get up in the morning
around 4.00 am, read and then write my own views, then a hit the road. I fight every
battle like a ferocious dog, like a wounded lion. I lose some but win most of them.
You know if you have come from a country of religious superstition and of the king and
military management you are going to have a tough time. You the best religion is
WORK, all the other religions come second to it. If you think religion is important some
body working in a sweat shop feeding you. Both of you deserve it for your ignorance. I
am not feeding you while you run around being a religious fanatic. You pay your dues I
pay my dues and then will discuss religion. You the problem today is to many people are
“on the take”. The politician is playing the game very wisely. I don’t blame him, it is his
survival game. One day I walked into a government office and found out that the people
are over weight and having a gossip. I didn’t exist in their world. A number nine boot is
what they need. Any ways still you have to fight and fight. You are on your won
The early settlers have the right to the best of everything and you come later. They have
set it up in such a way that they control the major institutions and you cannot enter it!.
They control the flow of money, control the parliament but they let you to join them if
you can identify with them. In bagavadgita, an Indian epic, the superior race is defined as
Tall stature, fair skin, straight hair and blue veins. You know I am not anywhere close to
them but I find that natural selection is something that cannot be legislated. I asked one of
my African friends, what is that you want from the Europeans? He could not answer the
question, he was at a loss because it is the first time somebody try to find out what he
wants from the Europeans. I asked him do you want to be one of them, is that right, he
thought for a moment and said, Yes.
It is human nature to follow the prosperous ones, the Europeans are very prosperous now,
but don’t envy them, look at the European history, it is one of savagery, diseases and
wars. Out of which was naturally selected a viable race. We have to follow them for the
next foreseeable future. War is not man made, it is natural phenomenon of adjustments. If
you area student on genetics, the science that deals with our nature, you will understand
better. On an average a new generation is produced once in 30 years. I think, I am not
sure within 5 generation we would have produced enough bad elements in the society that
needs correction. When this bad elements exceed the capability of the existing civil,
judicial, and social systems to deal with it, we need a system which overrides the
accepted norms of the society. War , as a natural cleaning process takes over and the bad
elements from both sides get destroyed. Today as of my writing you can see how the bad
elements are in control of political, social and military powers and are gearing up towards
destruction. I, as for one is relaxed for we need a good clean up. A good house keeping
and good world keeping. Can you see the numbers being displayed on the TV screen of
the number of people killed. Why would some body get involved when he or she knows
very well they are going to be killed?. Don’t think I am the reincarnation of Hitler or lord
Brahma. Read Mahabarata and Bagahvadgita. It is all a game in the name of the few
good. That is the universal principle of purity. I am not racist. It is the end game of
civility, which means purity. I have met some very pure people, scintillating
performance, clean good morals and good public behaviour and etttiquette. I have seen
the diamonds , I have seen the gold, I have seen the Platinum among humans. They are
the guiding stars. We have to bring the world back to normalcy .
I will tell you, if you are a man of integrity and if you have the common good in your
heart and mind you will make it to the peak. If you are reading this book and if you have
come so far you are a chosen few. Let the world do whatever it wants to do, there is only
one world that is the world within you. No other world exists!.
So there is an establishment, which understand the world better than you. Are you a good
person? Then you will understand them to. We have two worlds one is the world of the
evil and other is the world of good.. The evil comes and goes while the good stays
forever. We need a better world to live, not one of evil and nasty. Today, we see war all
over the world. It is not war, it is clean up time.
To think that we are a any kind of super beings is fallacy . If it is so, we would have
become a moral society, we are not. Any word of anger, aggression indicates that we are
far away but getting closer.
GIVE IT BACK… MANY FOLDS
I am proud to be one of the first generation immigrants who made it in this country.
Don’t think it is easy. I just came from the courts and an immigrant who came after me is
suing me on behalf of the government. He failed to understand what I stand for. I do
everything in the name of what is good for the country. This chicken from some tribal
group wants to create a police state in our country. He talks and behave like a policeman,
he thinks that because he works for the government he is all powerful. See how they
behave in their own country. Intimidation, I am a follower of Sir Winston Churchill and
general Tudor. He picked the wrong guy. I am pretty sure, some disgrace in waiting for
the government. He failed to understand that we have a judiciary that is free of political
influence and the media waiting to pounce on them.
Once your home is paid for, you will have plenty of money. Back where we came from
the parents gave land and dowry to children. We give nothing except good education and
good work ethics. They don’t want it for they know how to make it to the top. Why do
you want to make your children inferior by telling them my son or daughter, we will give
you money to live. They don’t need it. Inheritance is the biggest cause of lethargy and
arrogance. Hard work and perseverance make them good people. They must go through
the real hard work to understand the concept of wealth creation and good life. Easy
money creates arrogance, once they work hard they become humble and respect others
and the materials.
So your children don’t need your money, what are you going to do with it?. Give it back
to the world that gave it to you. Create a better world for the next generation. Make the
society a little better than you found it. Once upon a time, very recently there was a
fellow named Howard Hughes, he was so rich that he wanted to buy the Government of
the United States of America. When did died how much did he take with him and how
much did he leave behind? He took nothing and he left everything behind for the nation
and the world.
You see when the whole world is struggling with wealth creation and freedom to people
we have mastered the art of both. We create capable citizens. I have been to the
university and met the brilliant students and to the court room and met some of the
brilliant criminals. When you free people that is what you get, these criminals invariably
turn out to be good citizens. That is the hope and faith we have in our people. Nobody is
sparred to the lions.
So again your children don’t need your money, if they take it you have done a not so
good parenting. You have to allow them to fly on their own to find their own heights.
Listen we are all born equally talented so then why can’t we all perform well. That is the
difference between your old culture and our culture. I am not a born American to
brainwash you . I am a spanky new immigrant from some unknown little island in the
midst of the ocean, but I was shown the path to freedom by my parents. Great people.
My people went to war to preserve our people. While I am writing this book the war in
Afghanistan is going on. Finally, Finally we got it right. We have gone to free the people
of Afghanistan from superstition, feudalism, anarchy, control, chauvinism etc. What do
you expect from people who have read only one book! The king can have several wives
and the ordinary man has to tender the goats. Ridiculous and they call us infidels. I came
from a third world country, but we have elections, women are equal and well educated. If
we are a third world nation where do the countries that suppress ordinary man and
women fit in the scale of evolution. But we have to be very vigilant for feudal system
allow man to be lazy, so there is a tendency for the indolent to prevail!
We in America, think positively. We have a faith called CONFIGURE. If you look in the
dictionary it says a shape or an arrangement. But in here we mean finding a way to solve
a challenge. Look the word problem has been replaced with CHALLENGE. I hope you
don’t want take the next boat back home! Is it too much for you to handle? No my friend
Not for me every morning I welcome that challenge. It is an unknown day out there and it
will unfold in my own way as I chip at it! At the end of the day I go to sleep, peacefully.
I don’t worry about how I got through the day. I did what I have to do to get through the
day, do you blame the tiger for killing the dear? though the deer is harmless and fragile.
Who decides what is right and wrong? If abortion was wrong 10 years ago, how can it be
right today? It is matter of survival!
Therefore you have to give it all away. When do you want to give? Now or later or after
you are dead, buried and forgotten. When you die without a will, the estates go to the
people, the people have entrusted their faith in the body politic called the Government.
See our system. You must get immersed in this culture and understand how fair it is,
despite the misuse by ignorant people. The Europeans and the American invented some
thing that makes us feel proud about ourselves, they are trying to give that gift to us and
all we do is send terrorists to destroy those institutions. How sad it is, How mad it is and
how ignorant it is? See some people get up in morning and pray all day except for meals.
But we go to work produce the meal and then thank god for having given us what we
deserve. Take the meal away from that person who is praying all day and soon you will
find him at the employment office. When you take that somebody away, who is working
and putting food on the table from the prayee, the prayee becomes an employee. I like
the British, for they understood the humans character better, they gave the schools to
people who can be educated, but for those who cannot be educated they classified them
into various labor categories, these people didn’t complain. They gave them what they
are comfortable with and they were happy. Some people could not be educated or
classified, they let them live in fanatic world. Can you make a mule to behave like a
horse? You can show people the good things but if they don’t want it why force on them.
So as you live in the country you give what you can, and more will come your way, then
give more. See we have mastered the science of plenty. By working hard and smart we
can harness the wealth of the universe. The universe is infinite, and we call it cornucopia
a never ending fountain of wisdom and wealth. My friend I hope you are convinced by
now to become a great citizen of this land. I am trying harder than ever to convince you,
come with us we will show you the promised land of honey and milk. My friend I am not
kidding, my breakfast consists of Honey, Milk and Rye bread. I live like a king in small
kingdom. Try to stab a knife and the knife will break. For all that I came from a poor
third world country. I should be an inspiration to somebody let it be you.
There are several ways to give. Where I came from it is not customary to give anything
for nothing. So I give very little to charity. They have their own reasons and convictions.
I have mine, that is freedom of choice. The best way I found to my level wisdom is a
small business and employ some needy worker. This way you are creating more givers
than takers. I am a successful employer, the only profit I see are the beautiful families of
my employees and mine too. I have a wonderful family and a beautiful home. So are my
employees. They are life my extended family. Running a small business is not easy for
that matter any business. Take away all the business people and within one or two years
we will have a third world country.
This country creates leaders and mentors. That is greatness. We don’t have one leader
who is supreme. In some countries the king, who the hell he is? In some countries the
Priest is the leader, what the hell he knows about religion? Why not allow the people to
chose their own kingdom and religion? See in some countries they want to keep
everybody in the same state of mind through the use of power or superstition, but we do
that by emancipation. Control vs Freedom. We have got 300 million ideas against one
idea. To be a leader among 300 million leader you have to be better than other
299,999,999 leader. My friend that is why we are awesome and perceived as
intimidating. That is why cowards suicide to destroy us. They cannot swallow defeat so
they don’t to live!. If you are a real man, with a backbone step up to the plate, swing a
home run and if you strike out walk out of the field with your chest up, I gave my best
shot. I will be back tomorrow, I will not suicide. I am not a coward!
My friend this a new world of real people, not fanatics of somebody’s preaching. My son
is not allowed to follow me, he has to follow his dreams and aspirations. I don’t want him
to come home crying, I don’t want him to hide behind me, I don’t want him to be a
puppet, I don’t want him to be a loser. I don’t want him to milk out wonderful welfare
system, I don’t want him to wait for the old man to die. The old man may never die. So
why wait when he can do it on his won. In the face of new inventions and knowledge all
religions look primitive, a religion is a road to a new person, but from there on what to
do, you have to step into the unknown. Religious studies are a must, but the same studies
must also encourage people to discover new religions. If religion is the ultimate authority,
we will have only one religion, but we have several, so there is room for improvement.
Freedom is the supreme power. Not only you must give you material wealth, you must
also give freedom to people, especially to women and children. You must not see your
weaknesses in them. When your wife is not participating in the decision making level,
she becomes a slave, she is not a cook, not a breeding animal and definitely not a sewer.
When your children are not given the freedom, they cannot bring out their natural talents.
So freedom does not cost you anything to give, but it is the most difficult thing to give.
You know why, you are weak and you are scared of losing. That is real weakness, you
are a weak person, how can you lead. Our system will put your principle to practical test.
You will mark your own papers and correct your own mistakes. Scared my friend, now
you know what some immigrants want to create their own comfort zone here. They are
weak and the weak needs strength and they find solace and asylum in religion and
communal centers, not community centres!. My answer to all the weaknesses is go to
work and work like hell and discover the strength it offers. At work you work.
I am happy that you have agreed to both, The third way of giving is to become a
volunteer. May be at you local school, a local church, local community centre, local
police station, a crossing guard., lions club, Rotary club or run for the local office. Let me
put it this way, I consider myself to burning candle, at the end nothing should be left of
me, but I have illuminated and enriched my land that enriched me. It is an exact science.
Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Confucius, Aristotle, Socrates, Sir Winston
Churchill, my father and mother, my teachers and my employer are the giants on their
shoulder I stood. They are so tall that I could see deep into to the horizon and saw what I
have to do. My duties were written very clear in the sky. I don’t know who I am, but
everyday I get a “to do list” and I just do it. Each one of us were created for a certain
function not for certain reason, and we have to perform that function. Today cloning will
allow you to continue your duty even after you are “dead”. Amazing isn’t it. We are
attacking all religion and certain the fundamental beliefs. This will be a tough battle if we
lack freedom. We are on the verge of a new discovery. It will be challenged the way the
concept of flat earth was challenged and proved. Freedom must be protected to survive.
Those people who are against freedom are like harmful germs we have to isolate,
quarantine and then destroy them. The discovery of nuclear and laser technology, all
kinds on sophisticated weapons and ammunitions are medicines and drugs against the
germs and diseases who threaten freedom. My friend you are here and we have to pull
together to protect freedom. You know what freedom means, you were just freed
LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST
If you don’t like this country, you have got two choices. The first one is we have what
we called a democratic elections system, through which you can put forth your ideas and
if the majority accepts it . You can even become the President of this country if you got it
right. Put yourself to test. Step up to the plate and show us that you can make it to the
Hall of fame.
Or the second choices is to GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS COUNTRY!