Savvy Tips for Personal Development -How to apply it in our daily life – taken from the Personal Growth Book -Non Nova Sed Nove- from my Father Ramon Arellano Sanchez
Arabian Nights- One thousand and One Nights
Collection of Arab tales, of diverse origin in their sources such as Indo-China, India, Persian, Talmudic, Arabic, Egyptian, and even Greco-Latin. The book has a literary factor of unity, dramatic tension and is informed by the Islamic religion, a feature of crucial importance.
The efrits, geniuses, fairies and how many inhuman creatures there may be, must submit to the One, the Almighty. For that reason when in the book a character is named we always see the clarification “but God is wiser”.
According to this legend of amazing religious faith, the Persian King, Shariyar decides to take a new wife every night and make her strangle the next day. The daughter of his vizier, Sharazad, offers for this union but at midnight a story begins that the King is passionate about, to the point that he postpones the execution until the next day to know the end and thus stayed for another thousand nights. The stories include Ali Baba and the forty thieves, Aladdin and the wonderful lamp, the story of the fisherman, the story of the Greek King and the doctor Duban, The story of the husband and the clown, the story of the punished vizier, Sinbad the navy, the story of Aziz and Aziza and many more fascinated the monarch who renounced his cruel purpose.
The thousand and one nights is the memory of the ephemeral of human existence, but the most important and which is very useful for personal growth is that they show with clairvoyance the labyrinthine and infinite that is the road to truth or knowledge.
Ignorance makes us see error, doubt, opinion, probability and even certainty, crossing these paths displayed in its pages in an extraordinary way we know and understand the great distance that separates us from truth and knowledge. The joys and sorrows of the sovereigns, the scarcity, the plague, the war, the taxes, the eroticism, the mysteries of love and the seven imaginary castles of glass, bronze, porcelain, rhinestones, marble, silver and gold, make us fantasize.
The book allows us to remember the transformations, great fortunes and enormous misfortunes that are the fundamental themes of humanity at all times. Many novelists and poets have drunk in the sources of Thousand and One Nights programs capable of revolutionizing writing and helping humanity.
When Europe met The Thousand and One Nights and their stories were analyzed by the civilized world the prejudice that was held by the book disappeared and the admiration rose like a great statue in recognition of one of the most extraordinary literary works of humanity.
The great disseminator, translator and admirer, Juan Vernet, critically reviews the work in great detail, from its sources and origins to its development. The French Arabist Jean Antoine Gallan (1646 – 1715) made the first translation in the wake of a Syrian complication and the first volume appeared in 1704 and the twelfth volume, the last, two years after the death of the translator, that is in 1717, with notes foreign to Gallan’s will, the name is possibly of Turkish origin when using the expression thousand and one with the meaning of much; and another magical one by the aversion of the Arab town towards the even figures or the round figures.
Several books were compiled to give rise to the immortal book: Among them the book of the deceptions of women or Sendenbar. The book of revelations concerning love or book of splendor (Zefer has zohar). The zefer has bahir or clarity book.
A thousand nights had passed and during that time Saharazad had borne three children to the King. When he had finished the last story he kissed the ground before him: oh king of time, oh only! I am your slave and I have been saying a thousand and one nights telling you stories of past generations. Can I express a wish to your majesty? Ask and it will be given to you! Saharazad called his sons, three boys, one was walking alone, another crawling, the third was an infant. I introduce you. These are your children, King of time! I ask you to let me live in attention to these creatures. If you kill me, these children will be left without a mother … The King began to cry and holding his children against his chest he said: Saharazad, I had forgiven you long before these children came because I have verified that you are chaste, pure, noble and dignified.
The joy spread in the palace and the city and that night was brighter than the light of day itself and one of the greatness of The Thousand and One Nights will be reflected in the following words addressed to the creator: “Glory to the one who does not die in over time. The one to whom the changes do not alter. That does not suffer vicissitudes and is unique in the attributes of perfection. ”
The Biggest Seller in the World
The famous Book of Og Mandino, The Greatest Seller in the World, is destined to influence countless lives, has more than fifty editions and is read in all the nations of the world, as an aid for personal growth. This literary creation presents human life in clear and simple terms, truth, sincerity and faith.
He has contributed to the improvement of certain spiritual, intellectual, social, professional and business activities. Its diffusion has been promoted by leaders, great men and thinkers, to the point that a great number of readers have perceived the spiritual unity, and the basic philosophy that transmits its reading, which in short accounts treats life as a wonderful gift that is necessary Enjoy fully.
This work leads us to discover, also, the personality and emotions by applying them to daily life. The author himself says that “When this is achieved all the other benefits of a material order can not be derived from there as a consequence”.
The book develops the fact that we are superior entities, but we do not know, sometimes we are amazed because we do things that we thought we were incapable of doing and saying.
It is one of those texts that can transform the life of the reader, contains the legend of a cameleer from two thousand years ago and his unwavering desire to grow both intellectually and materially, his lord, Pathros sends him to Bethlehem to sell a only mantle, which he can not sell, but being compassionate he gives it to wrap a newborn child in a stable near his lodging. He returns embarrassed but is illuminated by a star on his head, Pathros interprets this as a divine sign and gives the camel driver ten scrolls that contain the wisdom to realize all dreams.
The first of these scrolls contained the secret of wisdom and the rest the necessary secrets and principles of the art of selling and becoming the largest and richest seller in the world by their own efforts, combining what was learned with the experience gained.
In the first scroll it is clearly explained that failure can never overtake us if the determination to achieve success is powerful enough, and defines failure as the inability of man to achieve his goals. He insists on forming good habits and being a slave to them.
In the second scroll, it is spoken of greeting every day with love in the heart, pointing out love as the greatest secret of success in all enterprises, since only the invisible power of love can open the heart of man and who does not dominate This art will not go from being a simple mercachifle.
The third parchment tells us about persistence until success is achieved, because the prizes of life are at the end of each day. Compare the effort and persistence with the drops of rain that eventually take the mountain.
The fourth parchment makes us see that we are the greatest miracle of nature, since from the beginning of the world there has been no other being with mind, heart, eyes, ears, hands, mouth and hair equal to ours. Only we can handle the brush and the chisel.
The fifth scroll refers to that we must live this day as if it were the last of our lives. Clearly defined by Og Mandino in the phrase “I will not lose a single moment in lamenting for the misfortunes of yesterday. Neither will I think about tomorrow. This day is all I have and these hours are my eternity and if it is not the last of life we will fall on our knees and give thanks. ”
The sixth parchment commands us to be masters of our emotions today, it teaches us that we are a wheel that constantly changes from sadness to joy, from happiness to depression and from happiness to melancholy, and tells us that if we are depressed we should sing
It is the seventh scroll that reminds us that we should laugh at the world and says that no living being can laugh, with the exception of man.
The eighth scroll tells us that we must multiply our value by one hundred percent. If we can turn a clay field into a castle, can not we do the same with the clay that bears our name?
The ninth scroll tells us that dreams, plans and goals are impossible if they are not followed by action.
The tenth scroll leads us to the existence of God, namely to pray and ask, not to request material things but personal and spiritual growth to understand that only with our effort will we produce those things.
In the end Paulo de Tarso returns the mantle of the stable of Bethlehem and becomes creditor of the parchments to expand them all over the world, as indeed he did in his letters to all the peoples of the earth. In these letters we are told about the new man, the spiritual rebirth and the perception that leads us to a higher understanding and to the attainment of the kingdom of heaven.