God's Larger Plans

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE October 14, 2020 Wednesday Your daily dose of inspiration, writings - by you, for you : Curated by MG Warrier Prayer https://youtu.be/4dAWog_VMCA God's Larger Plans 2 https://youtu.be/z80xbUzdiQQ Problem Solving Good Morning Friends. Thanks from Collage for the encouragement from readers. If you have something to share with other readers, tell it in not more than 100 words. Occasionally, selected write-ups will be included under "Listen to..." These positive write-ups need not be on subjects already covered by Collage. Note : Size of Collage trimmed on public demand! In this Issue : A Interaction B God's Larger Plans C. Yogavasishta D From Here and There E Leisure M G Warrier A Interaction 1) Edassery Madhavan " Thank you dear Jayakumar. I am touched to see the sensitivity of your heart which has not at all diminished since our Mumbai days! I liked the story as its idealistic undercurrent somewhat tallied with my idea about human dignity and love. You have gone deeper into the plot evidencing your keen observation. A writer is blessed when he gets such readers, as a piece of art finds fulfillment in the reader's imagination.... With warm regards, madhavan" 2) Ramesh Warrier, Thiruvanantapuram " When God Throws Challenges To You ... be sure to know that He Has Bigger & Larger Plans For You" (My response : "Thought so. But 2020's Challenges made me write a book : "Restoring Trust in Governance : India's 2020's Challenge" Perhaps, one could consider writing a companion volume replacing the words "Governance" and "India" with "God" and "World" respectively. Godwilling, my book will be published, without much publicity, soon. As change is constant, keep some ready, for downloading the book ASAP after publication, as my third 📚 may not have long shelf life! The only copy of manuscript I had, I've sent to my publisher😁 - M G Warrier) 3) Vathsala Jayaraman " Diagnosis from allopath; medicines and eating habits according to Ayurveda, and then go in for Yogic exercises —this together will offer us healthy and disease-free life.’ A very good quote, easy to appreciate but difficult to follow. First of all, diagnosis from allopath should be perfect before approaching an Ayurvedic doctor. Having accustomed to antibiotics and other chemicals our physique may not co operate with Ayurvedic drugs, which, it is stated, have no side effects. On many occasions Ayurvedic drugs just test our patience. Before these two processes get completed, we will lose our age to learn Yoga and exercises. At last we come to a conclusion that the existing health with certain diseases with tolerable limits is better than following sagely advices." (We don't know which advice would benefit whom. Collage is broadly in agreement with the thoughts expressed by you. This Lockdown inspired me to practice some simple Yoga exercises with the Yoga Teacher at home. We get advice from all sides. We've got to be very selective in starting new experiments) 4) S K Gupta, Panchkula "Most of these one line humours imply better surrender before the almighty (your better half) lest the inevitable should take place. These 'collections' by Shri Venugopalan could be akin to the 'universal truth'. Please keep it up Venugopalan Sir." (Collage View : Dear Gupta, don't genéralise based on stray experiences. Jokes are jokes LoL) B God's Larger Plans a) Apple🍎story https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/the-apple-of-heaven b) God's Plans are different https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/have-faith-in-gods-plan You may not be right, always. c). God has a plan for you https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/god-has-a-plan-for-you.html Better to believe in his plan than getting cheated by a stranger. C Yogavasishta https://www.artofliving.org/in-en/wisdom/theme/7-astonishing-truths-from-yoga-vasistha (*Search inspired by Vengakad Krishnan Namboodiri, Thiruvanantapuram (My colleague in AG's Office, 1964-68- Warrier) D From Here and There 1) Share and forget https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/somethoughts/if-you-want-to-know-life-come-out-of-your-hashtags-26960/ Posted online comments 2) India, a nice house on a bad street ? (Forward as received from A P Ramadurai) India is a nice house on a bad street" - J.P. Morgan An introductory 5-minute speech was recently given in London at an event, by a young professional of Indian origin. His name is Dhritiman Biswas. He spoke, extempore, and the points are reproduced here. The topic was a round-table debate on: "India - is it a gigantic success or a colossal failure?" This is what he said: "Ladies and Gentleman, I am glad I am merely introducing the debate and not participating in it as, in my humble opinion, the question itself is wrong. India, unlike, many western paradigms cannot be analysed in black and white, in linear equations or algorithms such as this. We hate Test Cricket yet we are the No.1 Test Cricket ranked country; Our ranking in gender diversity is 134, yet the majority of our bank CEOs - the most misogynistic yet of industries - are women; Our health services creak and crumble, yet 36% of all the UK's NHS consultants are Indians; We love Bollywood tamashas(shows), yet the New York Philharmonic concert sold out in 5 minutes in Calcutta; We struggle with illiteracy, yet are the largest English-speaking country in the world; We riot, fight and squabble, yet remain a thriving democracy whilst Russia, Arabia, Brazil, Pakistan, et al labour under authoritarianism; Our Poverty Index suggests we are a hopeless failure, yet our mobile-phone usage however may indicate a resounding success; and Our private sector defaults diabolically like Kingfisher but spectacularly turned around JLR - like TATA. India is a concept devised by the British and therefore in many ways a contradiction, a process , a work in progress. We like the things they did for us; we don't care for the things that they did to us. The question in this debate cannot be answered because it is the wrong question to ask. The right question is - can India be allowed to fail ? JP Morgan elegantly points to the ruins of emerging markets and says India is like a nice house in a bad street! I would go further. The western world is founded on the principles of a liberal, free-market, democracy. Outside the OECD and the western Anglo-Saxon Protestant world - literally in the entire globe - there is one other example of this experiment and that is India. We are the West and England's most natural ally. We speak the language, sing Beatles songs, read P.G. Wodehouse and want to grow up to be Sherlock Holmes. Despite our many failings we are a giant and a colossus and for the sake of the world let's hope we succeed. Thank you! E Leisure Universal Laws* Murphy's First Law for Wives: If you ask your husband to pick up five items at the store and then you add one more as an afterthought, he will forget two of the first five. Kauffman's Paradox of the Corporation:_ The less important you are to the corporation, the more your absence is noticed. The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take-home pay. Miller's Law of Insurance: Insurance covers everything except what happens. First Law of Living: As soon as you start doing what you always wanted to be doing, you'll want to be doing something else. Weiner's Law of Libraries: There are no answers, only cross-references. Isaac's Strange Rule of Staleness: Any food that starts out hard will soften when stale. Any food that starts out soft will harden when stale. The Grocery Bag Law: The candy bar you planned to eat on the way home from the market is always hidden at the bottom of the grocery bag. And Here goes the last one !! Lampner's Law of Employment: When leaving work late, you will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet the boss in the parking lot. *Received from A P Ramadurai (Though Collage tries to give credit to the person whose forwards are copied, Collage doesn't keep a track as to the number of times the same name appears 😁)

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