Understanding the “Law of the Seed”

I f we understand the “Law of Seed”,
* we don't get so disappointed.
* We stop feeling like victims.
* We learn how to deal with things that happen to us.

Laws of nature are not things to take personally.
We just need to understand them – and work with them.

Successful people fail more often. But they plant more seeds.

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The Law of the Seed

Take a look at an apple tree. There might be five hundred apples on the tree and each apple has ten seeds. That's a lot of seeds!

We might ask, "Why would you need so many seeds to grow just a few more apple trees?"

Nature has something to teach us here.

It is telling us: “Not all seeds grow. In life, most seeds never grow”.
So if you really want to make something happen, you had better try more than once."

This might mean that you will: attend twenty interviews to get one job. interview forty people to find one good employee.
talk to fifty people to sell one house, one car, a business idea, etc.
meet a hundred acquaintances just to find one special friend.

Blasphemous websites be blocked, orders SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the government to block internet sites displaying sacrilegious cartoons and called explanation from authorities concerned as to why these sites had not been blocked earlier.

A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Faqir Mohammad Khokhar and Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan was hearing a petition of Dr Mohammad Imran Uppal. It issued notices to Attorney General Makhdoom Ali Khan, Chairmen of the Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for March 13.

The federal government, Ministry of Telecommunication, Pemra, PTA, Yahoo Incorporation USA and I & I Co, the host of blasphemous site, have been cited as respondents in the petition. Two petitions were filed against availability of blasphemous cartoons on websites; one by Dr Imran Uppal through his counsel Qamar Afzal, seeking complete blockage of sites showing blasphemous depictions and the other by Maulvi Iqbal Haider seeking registration of cases under blasphemy.

Makhdoom Ali Khan was also asked by the court to explore legal ways to block objectionable material on websites. "We will not accept any excuse or any technical objection on this issue as it concerns sentiments of entire Muslim Ummah," CJ observed adding, "all concerned authorities would have to appear in the court on next hearing with report of concrete measures for implementation of court's order."

Advocate Qamar Afzal argued that the authorities concerned should have blocked these sites immediately and any delay on their part led to violation of blasphemy law. Advocate Ibrahim Satti, counsel for petitioner Iqbal Haider, accused the government of criminal negligence by not registering criminal cases against those responsible for availability of blasphemous material on websites. He submitted that Pakistan was signatory of extradition treaty with many countries and responsible persons in other countries could be booked under existing national and international laws.

After preliminary hearing the court issued notices to all the respondents for March 13. Dr Uppal in his petition had prayed the court to strictly restrain the respondent internet service providers from publishing, transmitting and advertising any blasphemous material to Internet and their subscribers in Pakistan.

I should be thankful

I should be thankful for;

* I can move about freely and express my beliefs, there are those who live in constant fear.

* I wake up in the morning and take a deep breath of fresh air, there are those who never got that far.

* My heart can be broken; there are those who are so hardened they cannot be touched.

* For the opportunity to help others, there are those who have not been so blessed.