Warrier's Collage November 18, 2020

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE November 18, 2020 Wednesday Your daily share of inspiration, writings - by you, for you : Curated by MG Warrier Prayer (Vedic Mantras) (Accessed on November 17, 2020) https://youtu.be/2sj3oss69qg Poetry Caferati Studio begins with a bang! Hope you enjoy. https://youtu.be/Mlld5N9_FbY (More about this at B) Music Tum Bhi Chalo...Hum Bhi Chalein... https://youtu.be/jFFe0SuQCWs (ZaMeer 1975) (Link courtesy: Ramesh Warrier Thiruvananthapuram) Quote* for the day: "Someday, somewhere — anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.” -Pablo Neruda (*Also see the Link provided at G) Poetry at B and C. The link at B helps you to listen to poetry recitals by young Poets. Encourage them. Excerpts from a communication received from my publisher Notion Press: "Read Instantly is an online reading platform built by Notion Press for readers who order a printed copy of your book on the Notion Press Store. So, your readers will be able to start reading your book even before the printed book reaches them. Read Instantly also provides your reader with a greater reading experience by letting them better engage with your book through comments and likes across your book." Links to online sales outlets for "Restoring Trust in Governance" given below: M G Warrier 1) Publisher: https://notionpress.com/read/restoring-trust-in-governance 2) Amazon.in https://www.amazon.in/dp/1636335896/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_mRPRFbG3RREQ5 3) Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/1636335896/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Restoring+TRUST+in+Governance&qid=1605532309&sr=8-1 Reviews a) Harish Iyerreviewed a product · 7 Nov 2020 5 out of five stars Must read on government and gover… Great read. Very Relevant points by the author. Will be great to see some of this implemented by the current and future governments in India. b) Kiran Warrierreviewed a product · 14 Nov 2020 5 out of five stars Very insightful book ! A very informative book that deals with the various economic challenges for India and how they can be addressed, with special emphasis on the role of RBI. A … See full review A Interation 1) Vepa Kamesam Dear Shri Warrier, Thanks. I would like to buy the readable version over Kindle. Will locate it and place the order. Thanks for letting me know. I have been slowly but reluctantly, scaling down my library and gave away many books to ASCI, library so that somebody will get the benifit. Regards Vepa Kamesam (Sir, I'll let you know when the eBook version is uploaded after which you will be able to access Kindle edition. This will, hopefully, happen this week-Warrier) 1) C V Subbaraman Mysuru Sankara's three sins. I have often wondered whether our great scriptures are not a self contradiction in many places.The Lord, the Jagat Guru, Lord Krishna says that there is nothing but universal consciousness, there is nothing but Oneness. Yet what the Lord says? Ananyaah chinthayanto maam Ye janaah paryupaasathe......(here is implied the janaah, the people and maam, the me, the Lord, implying that Lord and the people as different entities). Likewise, in Patram pushpam phalam thoyam yo may bhakthya prayachhathi...implying the ones who offer and the one to whom these are offered (this implies duality or even pluraty, as opposed to Oneness). The fushion of duality and Oneness is in the verse: Yo maam pashyathi sarvathra and sarvam cha mayi pashyathi.....Yet another verse is: Sarva Dharmaan parithyajya maam ekam sharanam vraja Aham thwaa sarva Papaebhyo mokshayishyaami maa shuchah....(Note the words Aham thwaa, Myself and you!). King Janaka was a great realized soul. One day as he was doing his daily pooja, a thought suddenly flashed in his mind: Every thing is ONE. "If I am part and parcel of the Universal Oneness, to whom am "I" doing the pooja? To myself? Is there any meaning in my doing pooja?" There is however no mention whether because of this the King stopped doing the pooja! So there seems to be no wonder in the super intellect Adi Shankara confessing his three sins! His greatness is enhanced by his confessions. This confession is deservedly done, for despite the realization he received from the Lord Shankara Himself who came in the form of a chandaala whom the Shankaraachaarya asks to go a distance from him and later on realizes the folly in such an action of his. subbaraman 2) Jyothilakshmi Chennai People stand in queue relentlessly just to have a glimpse of lord at popular places of worship, when, as a matter of fact lord resides in each of us and around us !!! Our Karma's (good or bad) decide his intent to stay in us. His Chaitanya can be seen in people who follow the path of good karma/righteousness 🙏. Amazed by the content of the video !! How much of devotion for lord !!! connecting the facts from the verses of Venkateswara Suprabhatam, to the current scenario in Tirupati devasthanam.🙏 B. Poetry Group: Reshmy Warrier Caferati Studio begins with a bang! Hope you enjoy. https://youtu.be/Mlld5N9_FbY In this Video Reshmy Warrier's presentation of her two poems*(Mannequin and Misfit) come at 11:14 You can tap on the screen and move on to 11:14/ if you opt to watch her presentation. *The poems copied below: a) Mannequin I am touched, inappropriately, By you, by them, by men in places, I would rather not tell My soft edges have hardened, Can't recollect much, or so I claim, Would rather stay silent, As men admire me, my curves I pity their bulge, their masculinity, Which they strut about with ego, The lion of their pride, Alexanders of the world, But everytime they have tried, They have failed miserably, To conquer one last shrine, I have learnt, and my soul untouched, I remain a Mannequin me. b) Misfit There is no God to which I pray, Yet they told me to stand in servitude, I ain't no rebel, but I ain't no saint, They gave me a few alms, I hardly begged for, asked me to be happy, To be thankful that I was blessed, But to obey the rules, obey the laws, Ones that I hadn't set, ones that I couldn't see, So I stand, I stand out from the crowd, Because I ain't fitting here, call me out For I'm not in shame, I stand in pride, Not for your alarm, but for my being, And I accept the jeering, it is all very well, The sun rises, just as much for you as for me. C Readers' Contribution 1) Poem" by Pablo Neruda You start dying slowly - By Pablo Neruda You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If you do not appreciate yourself. You start dying slowly When you kill your self-esteem; When you do not let others help you. You start dying slowly If you become a slave of your habits, Walking everyday on the same paths… If you do not change your routine, If you do not wear different colours Or you do not speak to those you don’t know. You start dying slowly If you avoid to feel passion And their turbulent emotions; Those which make your eyes glisten And your heart beat fast. You start dying slowly If you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love, If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain, If you do not go after a dream, If you do not allow yourself, At least once in your lifetime, To run away from sensible advice… Pablo Neruda *Forward received from Sudha Warrier Mumbai 2) Vathsala Jayaraman I welcome the write-up forwarded by Dr.Surendran on thoughts, words and deeds making a reference to Shri Shankaracharya's repentance in Today's Collage. When such is the case with the Acharya of the highest order,nothing can be spoken of a common man. Our thoughts are like waves which disappear into thin air as we get engaged in mundane day to day activities. Converting thoughts into words require adroit action to make a note of that thought to develop them into a serious of analytical sub-thoughts.It may be an absolute impossibility unless we carefully jot them in a notebook. It is not like assembling a product we buy from Amazon by following the instruction manual. Developing a thought into a detailed write up needs structural thinking, focus to not drift away from the main topic, commitment to find time to write, strategy to develop thoughts into sub-thoughts, language skill, writing and communication skills, wordsmith's ability to right phrase or rephrase the sentences. Shastras lay great emphasis on "Trikarana Suddhi" by which one should coordinate his speech and action with what he thinks. Fickle mindedness can become the nature of even realised souls on certain occasions. Thoughts are like waves. Unless you hold, they will just disappear. You cannot hold the wave also for long. Your words and deeds should follow very quickly to establish coordination. Thoughts are uncontrollable and are generated by conscious, sub conscious and unconscious minds. Some thoughts are genuine.Some arise from imaginations, fear and anxiety .Some arise from wrong perceptions. Such thoughts have no sense and are ineligible to be converted into words and deeds. Some waves are normal. Some are turbulent. The sea contains 3 layers, top, middle & bottom layers. That which is seen in the form of waves is comparable to experiences of the "Conscious" mind, that which is in the middle of the sea is comparable to "Subconscious" mind, holding all conscious experiences and that in the bottom layer is comparable to "Unconscious" mind, practically stagnant and unmoved with hidden mysteries and not exposable, but can be disturbed by destiny comparable to earth quake having consequences on middle and surface of sea, resulting in High Tides or Tsunami.Hence thoughts, words & deeds are woven together to form fabric of life, to representa sea with it's variations. Thoughts come voluntarily, "words" follow the thought and "deeds" are culmination of the combined effects of thought and word.Unless very quick steps are taken,it may be very difficult to have a perfect coordination of Thoughts-words -Deeds, thought it may not be impossible. We may expect a higher level of coordination between words and deeds since words stay longer. Vathsala Jayaraman D. Pablo Neruda 1) Why Nobel Prize? https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1971/neruda/biographical/ 2) Pablo Neruda Poems https://poets.org/poems/pablo-neruda E Leisure: Compiled by V R Chittanandam During training exercises, the Lieutenant who was driving down a muddy back road encountered another car stuck in the mud with a red-faced Colonel at the wheel. "Your car stuck, sir?" asked the Lieutenant as he pulled alongside. "Nope," replied the colonel, coming over and handing him the keys. "Yours is." ********** During residency, I was called at 3AM to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). I called them, a bit curious as to what was going on, as 3AM calls to the neurologist rarely come from the SICU. When I introduced myself as the on-call neurologist, the nurse loudly exclaimed: "Neurology? I wanted Urology. I got the wrong end!" ******** The Sergeant-Major growled at the young soldier: "I didn’t see you at camouflage training this morning." "Thank you very much, sir." ********** Two little boys were known troublemakers, stealing everything they could get their hands, even from the church. One day a priest stopped one of the boys and asked, "Where is God?" The boy shrugged and the priest repeated, "Where is God?" The boy ran out of the cathedral crying to his home where he hid in a closet. Eventually his brother found him and asked, "What's wrong?" The crying boy replied, "We're in trouble now! God is missing and they think we took him!" ********* Donald Trump is on a field trip visiting a sausage factory. The owner is proudly explaining the level of automation... "You just need to push the pig inside. The machine does all the work... Lo, you have the sausage come out." Trump: "I want to make America Great Again! Is it possible to push the sausage in, the pig comes out...?" Factory owner: "Must be possible. Your father tried it years ago, and he succeeded....," *********** A rich old lady took treatment from a Specialist. When the treatment was over to her satisfaction, she presented to him a purse mentioning that it was handmade by her. The doctor was very unhappy and said- "Madam, I expected at least 1000 dollars from you." The lady smiled sweetly. Took back the purse-Calmly opened it. There was 10,000 dollars inside the purse. The lady took out 1,000-handed it over to the doctor and quietly walked away ************************** From various sources: Compiled by Chittanandam F Blogs and Links 1) Lessons in separation https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/change-is-the-only-constant-in-life/lessons-in-separation-27898/ 2) A reunion after 77 years : Reader's Digest article https://www.rd.com/article/77-year-reunion/ 3) Kerala's Healthcare Initiatives https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2020/oct/31/covid-fight-rbi-praises-keralas-health-sector-local-self-governments-2217358.html 4) Recovery in sight? https://www.deccanchronicle.com/business/economy/151120/indian-economy-may-be-recovering-faster-than-anticipated-oxford-econo.html G. Pablo Neruda Quotes https://blogpatagonia.australis.com/pablo-neruda-quotes-life-love-chile/

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