Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Tax – National, Global, Cosmic

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It is the end of March and very taxpayer is busy and so are the tax-collectors. As our work’s span is increasing so there are arising situations and issues which need global tax framework. Very sharp minds are at work to resolve and make the framework. 

Tax and Death are the only sureties of life. Ordinary taxation of a country itself is too complex. Imagine how complex the global taxation framework will be. 

Government of any type: monarchy, democracy, plutocracy any type demands and collects tax. The right to tax citizens is one of the fundamental, rather existential right of a state. 

I rose very early today and took a walk in Calcutta’s Eastern parks and the sun was rising. A small red ball initially and then it became a while orb. I sat down in a bench and remembered my adolescent years when I wished to be a physicist. I could not become (like youj seldom get your first love) one but the effort was sincere. I studied from the Iwonian awakening to the Quantum physics and did quite hard work by the time I was eighteen. I was thinking that even a very slight change in the radiation of the stupendous thermonuclear reactor will burn everything till Mars into cinders. Who is maintaining this cosmic power station ? Who is reining (law and order) of this institution called the sun ?

Do we need to pay any tax for the services the sun has been offering without fail ? Let us say this solar tax. Who collects solar tax ?

What is the currency the tax needs to be paid ?

I took an auto and went to Ahiritola Ghat, further South to the Ganges. In the ghat, I saw people taking bath and offering their prayers. The prayer in Sanskrit is like this :

Ehi surya sahasrangshu bhaswate vishu-tejase

jagat sabitre suchaye karmadayine 

eso arghya om namo sree surya namo.

[ Oh the thousand-eyed Sun, illumined by the effulegence of Lord Vishnu

  Purifier of the world, Kindler and Giver of work,

I offer my prayer in all humbleness to you, the sun-God ]

This acknowledgement is the tax. This acknowledgement of the services taken in humbleness is the cosmic tax.

This acknowledgement can be offered to water, air, fire, earth, one’s breath, one’s eatables, in one’s mind or acknowleding this in any work.  The cosmic tax collection is so subtle and so sophisticated that it can collect tax from all these agents. 

If a petty planet like earth can conceive of Global Taxation Framework, the Cosmic Government must have designed the Tax Collection. 

The next important question is : Who heads this Cosmic Government of which we are a subject ?


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Labour, Work, Project, Mission

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We use work in a loose sense. I think some clarity is needed. This clarity illuminates the whole process. The attempt below :

Labour :Labour is the unconscious work. There are so much labouring in the world by human beings. Most labour goes in fulfilling four aspects : eating (food, fast-food, junk-food, haute cuisine, gourmet), sleeping ( cave, slum, penthhouse, gated community), mating ( legitimate, illegitimate, prohibited, anonymous, same-sex, trans and other variations), defense ( fire, security, hi-secriuty perimeter, remote controlled survelliance, smart security, cctv, ICBM, hydrogen bomb,vaccination). Think about your labour and try to find out how much goes into these 4 quadrants. Labour does not end as a living being’s 4 quadrant needs remain a moment before death ! A person doing labour is in 2 states : desiring something or regertting the fruits of past desires – fulfilled or un-fulfilled. Oh, if I could get this job…. I have chosen a wrong job….

Work : Labour with more consciousness. The choice comes in. Human beings only choose their work. No other animal has found to have any choice in their work. Higher consciousness elevates our labour into work. Due to this, many people leave otherwise highly remunerating labour to do something which has lesser or zero reumernation. Work has a begining and an end. Work which has no such conscious start and conscious end is labour. Many start work (launching a company) and then forgets that this is work and does labour only – they do not know when to stop or at what growth to stop. Example : No user left behind doctrine for many start-ups…

Project :Work with higher consciousness. The ‘worker’ consciously and continuously has the start-stop cycle in front. He/she has a clear and detailed idea regarding the time, involvement, risk, reward and exit. A project oriented worker divides his life into segments and since he exits-enters into segemnts consciously, life is never stale for him. An old man is completely inexperienced in relation to his old age. This segmentation of work and life is an art and has to be practiced. Those who do no practice envy those who does. A very rich businessman who has performed mostly labour and work look at a project oritented man and regrets – ‘I wish I did not build such a large organization which has become beyond me !’ 

Mission : The most refined stage of projects. A person with a Mission does not labour, he accepts all work in its true aspect, his projects are integrated and coherent and he knows the ultimate purpose of all work. A mission may degrade into incoherent projects. In its perfection, a person with a mission attracts everyone of past, present or future. A mission starts with a question and ends with a surrender. The question : What is the ultimate purpose of my life ? The answer : To know and serve the ultimate Truth. A person  with a mission integrates as well as transcends labour, work, project and his mission. In ordinary vision, a person with a mission may seem same or similar like a man in labour or work or projects. But there is a fundamental difference : He /she is all of these with high conscisouness. With such a consciousness, he does not desire or regret. 

In all ages, labourers + workers + project-oriented persons constitute 99.99% of the population. 

A man with a Mission is very rare. The rarity is something like one or two in 2000 – 3000 years. The power and potency of a man of Mission is so high that even in such statistical level of occurence, time cannot dim the message they deliver ! 

Are you labouring, working, handling projects or you are man with a mission ?


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Four Fundamental Principles a Freelancer should know

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First law of thermodynamics

There is no business engine which can be designed which will run in 100% efficiency, i.e. it will be able to translate the input (time, money, work, expertise) into 100% desirable input. There is no work or vocation or professional that can do that, ever. The conclusion is that : there is no ideal work. Corollary : Don’t  be envious thinking that somebody has that ‘dream’ project. 

Law of diminishing return

This law primarily from economics is actually widely applicable. When you thought that when you will earn $1,00,000 you shall have a happiness that you shall cherish forever. No. A soon as you reach the goal, you shall see so many who have long passed this goal and you shall cease to be special. In that case, you shall see yourself a commoner as million will be the goal. Your happiness peak will rapidly decrease and you shall find yourself in a valley with a much steeper incline. Do not trust the future, however pleasant. 

The second law of thermodynamics 

Every natural process has a pre-directed path to follow and the path is from more -orderliness to less orderliness. Any reversal needs spending external energy. A company into chaos will not automatically become nice, unless a leader, an event shape it back. This law governs the collapse of all businesses, empires and institutions. So unless you consiously and externally ‘feel’ your business, the natural trend will be towards more disorder and chaos.

The Pareto Principle or 80/20 rule  

Every task does not have equal output. You shall have 20% of clients who will give you 80% of value. Hence your customer service and attention should be aligned to this 20% proportionately. You fail there, you shall work harder and get less and less value. One of the ways to align your business into this principle : Fire those customers who are adding less value but demanding more value and thus choking you to give those to your top 20% clients.


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[Freelancer’s] The Last Temptation

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A true freelancer is an employee of the cosmic and eternal government. How ?

Observe a bee foraging in the forest. Or a tiger in the wild. Nature has designed things such a way that one of the most powerful animals – a tiger does not catch a prey everyday. Hence, it needs to store the ‘kill’ and then eat. Strange – the most powerful freelancer of the wild does not get his fill everyday.

In a zoo, a tiger gets his food regularly. Even when governments collapse or there are riots, animals in the zoo are fed even while humans die of hunger. 

The last temptation of a freelancer is to degrade himself from being an employee of the cosmic and eternal goverment to the temporal or limited government of a corporation (large client giving regular jobs), National Government or International Institutions. 

A freelancer, der trueu one cannot be employed by any Government, any entity except the Cosmic, Eternal and the Supreme Government that maintains, runs and oversess all other Government. 

Whatever name you give this Government, it existed, exists ( who is regulating the sun ? Can any government or all governments combine create a clean energy source like the sun ? ) and will exist.

I lost my Federal Government job when the company was dis-invested by the Government and it became a private company. This transformation was enough for me to lose all motivation to work . The decisive issue was job security. 

I felt, in 2004 while I became a private sector employee from a Federal Officer that I have been demoted by the Cosmic Government.

Alas, after a decade of being a freelancer ( with motto : Survival is Excellence), I feel the grace.

This was not a demotion. This was not something I should have been afraid.

I have become a direct employee of the Cosmic Government. 

From a corporate CEO, from a President of a country, I have to report to and to obey the Supreme Executive or the Supreme Controller who controls the sun and moon and also sees to it that out of trillions and trillions of freelancers acorss species and plants, I am being maintained.

Have you said your grace today when you got a paypal payment ? 

 


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