Showing posts from May, 2020

Love all, and Be Loved

 Love cocktail on sumptuous platter https://timesofindia. bliss/love-cocktail-on- sumptuous-platter-20363/   Posted online comments M G Warrier Online comments:   THE TIMES OF INDIA Dear Reader, Your comment on the article  '  Love cocktail on sumptuous platter '  is now live on  timesofindia.indiatimes. com/readersblog . '  loved reading this and would, without hesitation recommend to all past, present and future lovers. from meera to anyone you have in your mind, there are several models for all ages, to pursue love. love, perhaps, is the most misunderstood and misinterpreted word ever. here\'s a reasonably clear thesis on the subject. keep writing. many comments here are misleading, though. ' To reply to this comment , or see the whole conversation,  click here . Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Regards,   Team TOI

Political Parties : Surviving in the present

A History of Political Parties in India | Economic and Political Weekly 2020/22/book-reviews/history- political-parties-india.html   We need to base reforms on past experiences and future needs. The one segment in India which never looked back or looked forward since the second half of the last century is political parties. They have been surviving and multiplying under the law of the jungle.

Banking News : Appointments

Who is Ashwini Bhatia - Banks Board Bureau wants as next SBI MD  Banking News  https://www.financialexpress. com/industry/banking-finance/ who-is-ashwini-bhatia-banks- board-bureau-wants-as-next- sbi-md/1976264/   Top level appointments in banks 

Message, 01062020 : Awareness and Contemplation

Prayer: Watch "The Essentials of Japa Sadhana in English | Beeja Mantras 02 | Powerful Mantras"    A. Importance of awareness and contemplation https://timesofindia. page/importance-of-awareness- and-contemplation/   Geethika Jain explains in simple but forceful language how to adjust to the present realities without scaring you by presenting an imagery of the real world around. Speaking Tree generally ensures that each capsule it packages is dipped in positivism. B. Autocorrect history-of-autocorrect/   Apologies. In my mail yesterday, Vathsala Jayaraman's name was misspelt. The culprit : Autocorrect.  'm' got autocorrected as 'j' My friend Balu pointed out my mistake within seconds. I said in the next mail we will discuss autocorrect. Promise is, promise. This link is in that context. Only one letter m was replaced by j. And,

Sunday Mail, 31052020 : Jyotirgamayah

Sunday Mail 31052020 : Jyotirgamayah M G Warrier Watch "Gayatri Mantra With Meaning | गायत्री मंत्र 11 Times |"   Sunday Mail, 31052020 A. Watch "Asato Ma Sadgamaya With Lyrics - Early Morning Chant - Peace Mantra - Spiritual"   Copied below is an edited version of comments received from Smt Vathsala Jayarajan, Ex-RBI, Chennai on this: "💐Whenever I see Badri's writings, I stop for a while ,read his introductory verse for some minutes. “asato mā sadgamaya tamaso mā jyotir gamaya mrityormāamritam gamaya” “From ignorance, lead me to truth; From darkness, lead me to light; From death, lead me to immortality” What is ignorance? A lack of knowledge to seek information one needs, lack of ability to understand and assimilate, even if the information is available within reach and lack of ability to apply that understanding into personal growth and development.  Whe

Message, 30052020 : Life, a sacrifice

Prayer : Ashtaakshara Manthram* As we have seen earlier, a "manthra" can be short like "aum" or long as in this case ( 8 letters). Needless to say, it's always advantageous to accept one's "manthra" from a knowledgeable person (teacher, Guru, father, mother...) whom one trusts. "Manthra" should bring positive, soothing and meaningful thoughts/images when one repeats it. Open the link to know my views on the impact of mantras. You may enjoy my experiment in a real life situation (1990's). *Link received as a forward from Shetty, Ex-RBI staying at Dreams where we are staying. Good Morning I'm getting encouraging feedback to my daily consolidated messages.  Some of you are giving me a gentle reminder "Good Morning" when my message gets delayed. My friends and many who are yet to become my friends are

M P Veerendrakumar passes away May Veerendrakumar's soul rest in peace Condolences M G Warrier

Mail, 29052020 : Winning and Loosing

Good Morning M G Warrier Watch "Powerful lecture of Swami Sarvapriyananda at UN"   Mail, 29052020 : Winning and loosing A. Watch "Kaaliya Mardhanam" from Narayaneeyam/P Leela  There's a beautiful poem "Kaliyamarddanam"* in Malayalam by Sugathakumari. Did Kaliya win or loose? Was he surrendering, or being defeated by the almighty to send out a message that accumulated wealth (poison) will not ensure one's survival ? You decide. I feel, there is a grace in Kaliya's belated acceptance of the reality when he allows Krishna to hold his tail and dance on his head, when his entire family is making a plea to save him from death penalty. The symbols and narratives in Indian Mythology are rich. They are not being accessed/exploited by modern writers, to the extent they are amenable. No wonder, modern literature and books are also entering the "use and throw" category. M G Warrier M 134 *Watch "Kaliyamardanam |

Mail 28052020 : Burden of Social Responsibility

Mail, 28052020 :The heavy burden of social suffering A Brief introduction to Upanishads: 2016WL_SR_intro+to+upanishads. mp3 A. "Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatam By MS Subbulakshmi"   Many temple neighbourhoods and households in India wake up listening to the "Suprabhatham" B. The heavy burden of social suffering opinion/lead/the-heavy-burden- of-social-suffering/ article31681457.ece   Posted the following online comments (yet to be published) "Prof Rajeev Bhargava has put together thoughts the collective conscience of the humanity need to carry in the back of mind from now onwards. I'm not attributing any motive for this article, but the images the author sourced came to media glare because there were "motivated" souls picking and choosing stories and anecdotes for different purposes. Now, let's think of ways and means to reduce the agony of


Prayer Watch "100th Dasakam , Narayaṇeeyam -- Smt P. Leela - English subtitles"   Advance Bonus: Lokanarkavu Temple  Watch "7 Wonders of India: Temple" : Nomination   Also: Watch "A scene from Parvathi Parinayam - Sridevi Nrithyalaya - Bharathanatyam Dance"   Friends Links you can open later, if you have listened to Leela.  Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiripad who composed Narayaneeyam in Sanskrit, P Leela (1934-2005) whose recital of Narayaneeyam you just listened, and the Guruvayur Temple are from/in Kerala. Hereafter, when you read the social media comments linking Kerala and several negatives, try to remember whatever is left in your hard disc after listening to the above stanzas and watching the videos you will open using the following links and think of the rich heritage and resources Kerala is still preserving under-exp

Warrier's Blog, 26052020 : Lokath Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu

Warrier's Mail 26052020 : "Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavanthu" Watch "Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavanthu" and listen:   I hope, some of you who open my daily blogs regularly are able to divert your thoughts from the routine and wander elsewhere, not necessarily peeping through the windows I'm trying to open before you by providing randomly chosen links from the internet. Quite a lot of interaction is happening in the RBI Retiree groups these days on a variety of topics. More responses are landing in our inbox. We have more options. Music, magic, spirituality, spirit and it's marketing and taxation, health, higiene, poverty, pension, income tax, mythology, movies, books, tourist spots, government finance, banking, poetry, astrology and predictions, expanding universe, happenings deep under the sea, how pearls are formed, where the nation's wealth is hidden, quiz, puzzles and pure gossips... M G Warrier