Let's not forget our heritage. M G Warrier www.warriersblog.com Warrier's Collage 05072020 : RISHI PARAMPARA Current Affairs Watch "Full address: PM Modi's motivational address to Jawans | PM in Leh" https://youtu.be/MAb4JWywUAA PM's Leh address. A. Opinion Shri V Babusenan, Thiruvananthapuram responded to July 4, 2020 message : While listening to today's discussion, one opinion struck me as somewhat profound. It was : "The most important thing in love and war is knowing when to stop". It set me thinking and my train of thought was mostly like this: Love is broadly of two kinds- universal and personal. All great poets worshipped universal love. One of the famous Malayalam poets of the last century, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, began his celebrated poem on love declaring that there is only one religion in the world and that is love which is like the full moon. His contemporary and another great poet like him, Kumaran Asan, in one of his widely known poems, expressed the view that the world emerged from love ,takes succour from it, builds mansion of happiness even on an island of hell. He was emphatic that absence of love is equivalent to death. This being the case, the opinion definitely precludes love of the universal kind. Then it can only be the personal category-love between man and woman. In that case the same poet said you could remove the old creeper from the tree, change the course of a river, but not extinguish the love of a woman for a man. Of course, he was talking about genuine love. Love that can be started and stopped at will is the artificial variety. About war. We are now in an era of nuclear war. You can start a war but you will hardly have any control over it. There is every chance of it escalating to a thermonuclear war. The worst thermonuclear bomb waiting for its chance in the arsenal of one of the great powers can kill instantly 58 lakh people! So there won't be anyone to stop a war. These are stray thoughts but still I wish to share them with you. Regards." (I know when to stop 😊 I'm a short-term investor. For yesterday's investment of 13 words, I received 10 times in return! I withdraw temporarily- Warrier) . B. Sapta Rishis Watch "Saptarishis | Incredible facts about the Seven Immortal Sages of India" https://youtu.be/j2c1mtk9Ogc Sapta Rishis have a special relevance in Indian Mythology. C. Rishi Parampara https://www.speakingtree.in/allslides/rishi-parampara We have a successive parampara of "Rishis" (Sages, Saints, Sadhus, Owners of noble minds) who protect noble thoughts and have been passing on from generation to generation, each one improving upon the wisdom which is already there to align with the prevailing social environment. D. Travelogue 1) Sivananda Ashram Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh : My Experience | How It Changed My Life https://footloosedev.com/sivananda-ashram-rishikesh/ A travelogue with a purpose, by someone who stayed there longer. 2) Temples from rocks Watch "7 Wonders of India: Ajanta Ellora Caves" https://youtu.be/vmQP69exo1o Solid proof of an ancient civilization. We look at structures erected out of prefabricated material with wonder. Think about the planning and execution of carving out these structures from gigantic rock formations. E. Book Review 33 best spiritual books of our times https://www.speakingtree.in/allslides/33-best-spiritual-books-of-our-times Disclaimer : I've read only some of the books out of 33. Sharing this link as some of the authors belong to the category of "Rishis" mentioned at A. F. Nitya Chaitanya Yati Watch "Bhagavad Gita (English) by Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati - Introduction Part 01" https://youtu.be/rYSTrQF8elw Bhagavad-Gita has had perhaps the maximum number of print editions in several world languages. The book with around 700 stanzas has been interpreted by many, from Shankaracharya to Nitya Chaitanya Yati (1991). Here, please listen to the first in a series of talks by Nityachaitanya Yati on Gita. The other Bhashyas of Gita include those by Lokamanya Thilak (Gita Rahasya) and the one by Dr S Radhakrishnan.