Swami Vivekananda Quotes


“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.”

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual.
There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

“In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. ”

“In a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are traveling in a wrong path”

“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”

“All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do anything and everything, without even the guidance of anyone. Stand up and express the divinity within you.”

“The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.”

“The greatest sin is to think yourself weak”

“Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life. ”

“Be not Afraid of anything. You will do Marvelous work. it is Fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment.”

“Anything that makes weak – physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.”

 “They alone live, who live for others.”

“All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is, therefore, the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love’s sake, because it is the only law of life, just as you breathe to live.”

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. ”

“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”
“Arise, awake, stop not until your goal is achieved.”

“Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.”

“Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.
Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.
Love is Life, Hatred is Death.”

“Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.”

“The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.”

“Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.”

“Learn Everything that is Good from Others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others.”

 

“Each work has to pass through these stages—ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.”

 

“Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, ‘Thy will be done.’ We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.”

“whatever you think that you will be.
if you think yourself weak, weak you will be;
if you think yourself strong, you will be”

“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.”

“Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of God is confined to this or that book? How dare men call God infinite, and yet try to compress Him within the covers of a little book!”

“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.”

“We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate.
The wind is blowing; those vessels whose sails are unfurled
catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have
their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of
the wind?……. We make our own destiny.

“Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else.”

 

MORE BUILDINGS ON BUFFER ZONE – HARALUR-AMBALIPURA-KASAVANAHALLI-KAIKONDARAHALLY-BELLANDUR-VARTHUR-IBBALURU-AGARA- WILL BE UNDER NGT OBSERVATION


There is a very huge residential complex on the banks of two of the major lakes built by leading builders MAY face the same treatment from NGT as others and the poor buyers will be the victim.

Leave alone these residential complex and the builders are financially and politically very SOUND can manage or even refund or provide alternative accommodation, but the revenue, unauthorised layouts, illegal buildings and DC Converted layouts/sites without approved/sanctioned plan or with deviations will have to face the bulldozers.

Some of the DECLARATIONS from these owners are as under:

a). There are too many buildings like this, nobody has got guts to demolish.

b). Entire Bangalore is like this, Ha ha haaahaaa, I am not alone, there are many like me, all of us go down together.

c). We have Cauvery Water and Bescom Connection!!! So What?  Bescom is a power supplier and if you do not pay the charges or the bill for a month or more, the power will be disconnected and likewise, the Cauvery water connection.  Power and Water Connection will not confer any right, title and interest.

d). I have A Katha.  Even, if there is A katha, if there are deviations, violation and illegalities, the structure is termed as illegal and will be removed, but, the owners can buy some time and stay put and may not be able to sell in the future.

e). Bank has sanctioned loan, hence, everything is right.  It is not so.  Sanction of loan does not confer any right, title and interest.  Even if the structure or the site is demolished or dispossessed, THE BORROWER HAS TO REPAY THE LOAN WITH INTEREST.

f). I know him, him and nobody dares to touch my building.  It is not so.  Things are changing.

Therefore, Before the purchase DO CONDUCT A THOROUGH AND DILIGENT ENQUIRY INTO ALL THE ASPECTS OF THE PROPERTY.

THE PRESENT SCENARIO OF REALTY SECTOR – A PRESS REPORT


Residential real estate prices fell across the country in 2017 due to demonetisation, the implementation of the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) and goods and services tax (GST).

According to a Knight Frank report, prices fell by an average of 3% across cities, with Pune witnessing the highest decline, 7%, followed by Mumbai at 5% in 2017. Prices in the NCR, which had already fallen in the last six years, dropped another 2% on average.

The main reason for the fall is poor demand. Sales in Bengaluru, NCR Delhi and Chennai fell sharply — 26%, 6% and 20%, respectively. However, the Mumbai and Pune markets witnessed a slight upward movement. The report pointed out that as RERA had been implemented properly in Maharashtra, sales had picked up in Mumbai and Pune by 3% and 5%, respectively.

Because of slow sales, launches witnessed an unprecedented slowdown during the year. New launches fell by 56% in NCR Delhi and by 41% in Bengaluru. This has affected the sector badly.

NCR witnessed 6% lower sales at 37,653 units while prices fell by 2% due to a slowdown in demand and the impact of new realty law RERA and GST, said property consultant Knight Frank India. “The year 2017 brought no cheer to the NCR residential market as launches and sales dwindled further due to slow sales velocity and policy initiatives such as Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 and the Goods and Services Tax (GST),” the consultancy firm’s executive director (north), Mudassir Zaidi, said.

The report also pointed out that that the share of affordable homes among new launches rose from 53% in 2016 to 83% in 2017, indicating developers’ focus on properties within the Rs 50 lakh price bracket. The main reason for the launch of affordable housing is the huge demand in the segment and the subsidies under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana.

In fact, if compared to real estate activity in 2010, it is very bad. “By the end of 2017, the residential sector had shrunk to a fraction of its size in less than a decade. Nevertheless the near-standstill triggered by the note ban seems to have tapered with time,” Knight Frank India chairman Shishir Baijal said.

In 2010, India had witnessed the launch of 4.80 lakh apartments; in 2017, the number is 1.03 lakh. At the same time, sales plummeted from 3.61 lakh apartments to 2.28 lakh. Slow sales in the past have led to a huge pileup of unsold units— 5.28 lakh units across India — that would require around three years to be sold completely were no new launches to take place.

However, RERA has provided a silver lining. “Select markets wherein Rera has matured have seen developers re-launch projects at attractive prices, which led to an uptick in sales in 2017. This strategic switch by developers led to a price reduction in most markets. It’s a buyers’ market today and we hope the momentum holds steady in the near future,” Baijal added.

APARTMENT COMPLEX ON LAKE BUFFER ZONE at THE KASAVANAHALLI LAKE


The BBMP initiated the withdrawal/cancellation of Occupancy Certificate issued to one of the Residential Complexes built by a leading builder having 600 apartments, based on the observation of the NGT.  The aggrieved builder approached the High Court and obtained a favourable order and the Court directed the BBMP not to take any precipitative action against the residential complex.

As, we had stated, many times, that the buyers are given a token relief but the outcome will be MISERABLE AND SHOCKING.

The litigation will go on and on and on.  But, the poor buyer and investor, is the ultimate VICTIM, will be at LOSS.

Many apartment complexes will face the similar action and all of them will approach the court and obtain some TEMPORARY RELIEF for the buyers.

RERA-685 PROJECTS UNDER INVESTIGATION – The public is warned that dealing with these projects is at their own risk.


685 construction projects are not registered with RERA Karnataka and have been listed as “under investigation”.

The Centre’s RERA Act, 2016, which Karnataka government notified in July last year, is aimed at regulating the real estate industry with a host of rules, thus safeguarding investors.

All projects constructed on 5,000 sq ft and above have to come under RERA’s purview and will get a clearance certification only after they meet the prescribed norms. As on Monday, RERA Karnataka has listed 685 realty projects in red with an alert: “The public is hereby informed that these projects are not registered with RERA and are under investigation.

The realty industry is in a tizzy as the stakes are high. A conservative estimate puts the worth of these projects (including that of A-listed builders) at nearly Rs 50,000 crore.

685 projects would mean at least one lakh units, at an average of Rs 50 lakh per apartment. It is a neat Rs 50,000 crore exposure for builders. A property buyer would have paid 15-30% upward during the time of booking, which means around Rs 15,000 crore has already gone into the market and THOSE WHO HAVE INVESTED IS AT RISK.

GOVINDA

There are toooo many small builders and developers, developing or building apartments in small sites (less than 5000sft) and it is too risky or dangerous to buy without proper titles and approvals.  Many buyers are being tempted or fleeced to book or buy the apartments from these builders at tempting PRICES.

Conduct a thorough and diligent investigation into the titles and approvals before entering into Sale Agreements.

THE LIST OF PROPERTIES/RESALE PROPERTIES CONSTRUCTED UNDER LESS THAN 5,000 SFT is MUCH MORE THAN THE PROPERTY UNDER INVESTIGATION.

BUYING A PROPERTY WITHOUT RERA APPROVAL OR SIGNING THE SALE AGREEMENT ?


It has come to the notice of the administration that few sellers/owners/developers/builders/agents are fleecing/compelling/forcing/trying to convince the buyer/clients to sign sale agreements ( one-sided/unfair ) prepared to their best advantage but NOT AS PER the RERA format or Draft.

The buyer/client is the master and can decide whether to enter into or execute  as per the RERA draft or prepare his own sale agreement and sale deed or sign on dotted lines (One Sided/unfair) of sale agreements, but, in the event of a different format/draft, the buyer will still have legitimate rights to initiated any legal action, but the RERA draft/format is by far a BETTER one, is more clear and terms and conditions are devised for the safety and security of the buyer by the Government.

Co-Operative Housing Societies MUST get the RERA approval for all their projects.

RERA approval does not mean the TITLES are good and clear, but all the provisions of the law is checked by the authorities, before the approval and have complied with all statutory/mandatory requirements.

RERA approved projects are slightly higher priced but safe.