INSTANT WISDOM > SPECIAL > WISDOM
08/02/00

The following is a Nepalese Good Luck Tantra Totem. 

1) Give people more than they expect. Do so cheerfully. 

2) Memorise your favourite poem. 

3) Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep 
all you want. 

4) When you say, "I love you", mean it. 

5) When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye. 

6) Be engaged to be married for at least six months. 

7) Believe in love at first sight. 

8) Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have 
dreams don't have much. 

9) Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but 
it's the only way to live life completely. 

10) In disagreements fight fairly. No name calling. 

11) Don't judge people by their relatives. 

12) Talk slowly. Think quickly. 

13) When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, 
smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?" 

14) Remember that great love and great achievements involve 
great risk. 

15) Call you mum. 

16) Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze. 

17) When you lose, don't lose the lesson. 

18) Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for 
others; Responsibility for all your actions. 

19) Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship. 

20) When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate 
steps to correct it. 

21) Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear 
it in your voice. 

22) Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, 
their conversational skills will be as important as any 
other. 

23) Spend some time alone. 

24) Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. 

25) Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. 

26) Read more books and watch less TV. 

27) Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and 
think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time. 

28) Trust in God but lock your car. 

29) A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all 
you can to create a tranquil, harmonious home. 

30) In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current 
situation. Don't bring up the past. 

31) Read between the lines. 

32) Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality. 

33) Be gentle with the earth. 

34) Pray. There's immeasurable power in it. 

35) Never interrupt when you are being flattered. 

36) Mind your own business. 

37) Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes 
when they kiss. 

38) Once a year, go some place you've never been before. 

39) If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others 
while you are living. That is wealth's greatest 
satisfaction. 

40) Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a 
stroke of luck. 

41) Learn the rules then break some. 

42) Remember that the best relationship is one, where your 
love for each other is greater than your need for each 
other. 

43) Judge your success by what you had to give up in order 
to get it. 

44) Remember that your character is your destiny. 

45) Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon. 

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