Sunday, May 20, 2007

Simple Stress Management

Via SACRED SPACE: Unburden Yourself-Editorial-Opinion-The Times of India

A lecturer was giving a lecture to his students on stress management. He raised a glass of water and asked the audience, "How heavy do you think this glass of water is?" The students' answers ranged from 20 gm to 500 gm.

The lecturer said, "It does not matter on the absolute weight. It depends on how long you hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it is OK. If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you will have to call an ambulance. It is the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes".

"If we carry our burden all the time, sooner or later, we will not be able to carry on, the burden becoming increasingly heavier. What you have to do is to put the glass down, rest for a while before holding it up again".

"We have to put down the burden periodically, so that we can refresh and are able to carry on. So before you return home from work tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it back home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burden you are having now on your shoulders, let it down for a moment if you can. Pick it up again later when you have rested..."

Friday, May 18, 2007

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  • India - Rigveda: UNESCO-CI
    being among the first literary documents in the history of humankind, they transcend far beyond their identity as scriptures

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Quote: Illusion & Reality

God made the illusion look real and the real an illusion. He concealed the sea and made the foam visible, the wind invisible, and the dust manifest. You see the dust whirling, but how can the dust rise by itself? You see the foam, but not the ocean. Invoke Him with deeds, not words, for deeds are real and will save you in the afterlife.

- Rumi, ‘Mathnawi’

Friday, May 11, 2007

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Posted: 11 May 2007 12:00 AM CDT

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

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Posted: 06 May 2007 12:00 AM CDT

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  • path Python module
    provides a single class that wraps the functionality in the os.path module. You wouldn't think that would be so helpful, but in practice I find it much more pleasant to write and to read.
  • mxDateTime - Date/time types for Python
    These types were created to provide a consistent way of transferring date and time data between Python and databases. Apart from handling date before the Unix epoch (1.1.1970) they also correctly work with dates beyond the Unix time limit and thus is Year
  • Python re Module - Use Regular Expressions with Python - Regex Support
    Python's built-in "re" module provides excellent support for regular expressions, with a modern and complete regex flavor,. The only feature currently missing from Python's regex syntax are atomic grouping and possessive quantifiers.
  • Python Documentation Online
    Use this site as a handy central index of the documentation for all versions of Python from 1.5 to 2.4. You can also search all the docstrings in the standard library.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

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Posted: 03 May 2007 12:00 AM CDT