Warrier's Collage March 30, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE On Tuesday March 30, 2021 Sound Advice about Silence Psychologists opine Human brain grasps when they are in Threes... Eyes see The Sun. Ears hear The Sound. Mouth is closed observing Silence... The real contemplation of The Supreme being is done in Silence... It starts with sound that helps the person go to Silence.. By contemplation of AUM, the person can reach the end, The Silence of Brahman. The end is immortality, Union, and Peace.. According to Maitri Upanishad*.. God is Sound and Silence.. His name is AUM. Attain therefore contemplation..— Contemplation in Silence on Him... Silence of mind helps us overcome good and evil. The unending cycle of life Takes place in Mind, adds The Upanishad. Silence helps keep the mind clear. For, what a man thinks is what he becomes , this is the mystery...(Tr.Juan Mascaro ) The mind of an enlightened person resides in the fourth plane of consciousness Called Turiya..the superconsciennce . Upanishad further adds that there is something beyond which abides in silence Within our mind. It is the supreme mystery beyond thought. Let one’s mind and one’s subtle body rest on anything else..... When the mind is silent, it can attain the Brahman or the Supreme being. In this state, the mind is beyond any distraction, weakness or non-concentration... This has to be experienced by constant practice only.. V T Panchapagesan. *Know more: https://www.themotherdivine.com/25/essence-of-maitri-upanishad.shtml Shared By: M G Warrier M A Interaction 1) Vishnu Kelkar Blogs and Links E Life twists and turns Your childhood story about the dream of wearing a crown and perform Kathakali made interesting reading. The real story about your struggle to acquire additional qualifications like MA in English / becoming Cost and Works Accountant and later changing the track (after job switch to RBI) to pursue a Law Degree while engaged in trade union activities is inspiring. Thanks for sharing. ( Thanks KelkarJi. Every moment we experience many things good and bad and many thoughts come and go. Some of them, if we share, can be interesting/useful for others. Times Reader's Blog is a space we can use for the purpose. Since November 2019, I have posted some 100 plus short pieces there. The space is used by students to former Executives-Warrier) 2) P P Ramachandran Mumbai Thank you very much for this Magnificent Holi Gift. We revere and respect MT--we called her thus only. All her autographed books are a Prized Possession for me. To this you have added a Photograph and her voice. Both rare and valuable. Her family have done commendable work to keep alive her memory. A Big Thank You for your Gift. I am sharing it with my Group--thanking you. PPR (This was in response to the following YouTube link and the attached document shared with another group. Shared response copied below-Warrier "Ref: I COULD NOT GET A FOTO OF DR.TYAGARAJAN. PPR A file downloaded from a website which carries Dr Thyagarajan's photo and more information is attached to this email*. Also, if this link opens, you can listen to her: https://youtu.be/7LhywLvGgQw M G Warrier" *Not sent to readers getting Collage by WhatsApp. Accessible via Internet. 3) K Ramasubramanian Mumbai What a jewel from old treasure!! Thank you so much Shri Babusenan 4) C V Subbaraman Mysuru My salutations to the Inspecting official who correctly "sniffed" the NPAs! One of our erstwhile DCOs who led a team of officials for inspecting a public sector bank in Bombay (in which I was the juniormost member, both in age and in designation) was expressing some apparent "disappointment" that we might not after all find many bad loans in the bank. The others all kept quiet. I remarked, "we should feel happy!", at this the CIO was somewhat surprised and probably annoyed too. "Why?", he asked me. "We can pat ourselves on our back that our surveillance on the bank has produced good result" I said. But eventually, at the conclusion of the inspection the CIO complimented me for having unearthed many "sticky" loans outside the "reported accounts". 5) P P Krishnan Very entertaining and educative. R b l has no shortage of scholars. 6) PKK Nair Bengaluru I am sure that there is no controversy on the usage of the word tantamount in our general parlance. Shri A P Ramadurai wanted to know what I could have done when the first diesel propelled train was introduced* from Egmore station? I can say that at that time I would have been shouting at the to of my voice ”Eureka, Eureka!!” I am amply amused by Shri Babusenan’s note saying how the content of a novel had undergone drastic changes when the manuscript was sent for corrections, due to the wrong usage of the word ‘tantamount’! All said and done, I must say that in my heart of heart, I have not developed even an iota of hatred against The Hindu! (*The Hindu reported it "steamed out...") 7) S Nallasivan Hyderabad It is now normal at the Collage to have an exclusive section for "Story Time" It has remained the exclusive preserve of Smt.Vathsala Jayaraman and her mythological and Philosophical stories are enjoying the privilege. I have in my earlier avatar at the EXRBITES/RBICF had posted some real life incidents in the format of a story, or something close to it. In case if the Collage choose to have a regular section I am inclined to send one. S Nallasivan ( Actually this is a personal email from Nallasivan to Warrier. Collage included the text under Interaction to clarify some doubts other readers also may be having. 1 Collage doesn't follow any set regular format. Has no editors, back office or advisors other than its readers. 2 Collage doesn't invite or receive exclusive contributions from readèrs. 3 Collage has no satisfactory explanation to give about how Vathsala Jayaraman, V Babusenan and V T Panchapagesan became regular contributors. 4 Mostly the content additional to the original writings by the the above three come from public domains or group mails. 5 Collage is not shared with formal groups except two RBI Retirees Groups (While care is taken to broadly conform to the "Group Disciplines", it is upto the Group Moderators to decide on the acceptability of Collage for being shared in Groups. I have not received any adverse feedback so far.) 6 Tomorrow I will try to explain my role in Collage M G Warrier) B Current Affairs Vaccine Drive 2021: India's Contribution https://openthemagazine.com/cover-stories/modis-pandemic-leadership/ C Festivals of India: Speaking Tree https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/major-festivals-of-india Excerpts: "Three types of festivals are mainly celebrated in India such as National, Religious and Seasonal. Each festival has its own significance and teachings. 1. National Festivals are celebrated with proud and have super-patriotic fervor. Republic day, Independence day and Gandhi Jayanti are the three national festivals of India. 2. Religious Festivals shows the religious association of people with the festival. The major religious festivals includes Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Diwali, Krishna Janamastami, Durga-Puja, Dussehra, Maha Shivaratri, Eid, Christmas, Easter, Buddha Purnima, Mahavir Jayanti, etc. 3. Seasonal and Harvesting festivals are celebrated to mark the harvesting of crops and the change of seasons." D Readers' Contribution 1) S Nallasivan Hyderabad God Always Listens A hunter lived alone in the middle of a forest, in a small house by the river. A short distance down a slope in front of his house, he had a garden where he would grow vegetables to supplement his diet of forest game and fish. One morning, he awoke to the sounds of a thunderstorm and rushing water. Quickly getting dressed and stumbling outside, he saw the river had flooded. Overflowing its banks, the waters swelled and flowed past, getting ever so closer to the hunter's abode. It would not reach the house, the hunter observed, for it had the higher ground. But there was no hope for the vegetable garden -- it was only a matter of minutes before the floodwaters would wash over it, ruining his harvest for that season. "Goddam*it," the hunter muttered. Right before the hunter's eyes, a bolt of lightning struck the bank at the other side of the river, followed by a deafening clap of thunder and a massive explosion. Trees, rocks and chunks of dirt flew hundreds of feet into the air! No sooner had the debris started falling back to the ground when a monstrous tornado blew in from parts unknown and scooped them right up again. The tornado headed straight towards the river, uprooting more trees and rocks in its path, carving a deep gouge into the earth. As soon as the tornado blew across the river, there was another flash of lightning and deafening clap of thunder. The tornado disappeared as quickly as it had materialized. The uprooted trees, rocks and dirt crashed into the river, diverting its waters into the deep gouge in the earth. The floodwaters receded, having come within inches of the hunter's vegetable garden. Having witnessed the whole extravaganza from start to finish, the hunter could only stare, wide eyed, his legs shaking and mouth hanging stupidly open. It was a while before he finally managed to speak. "Whoa." Then, from above him, a voice boomed: ”YOU'RE WELCOME." 2) The Volcano: Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai We see a boy burnt within. He is always second in the class. Whenever he sees the first rank holder, he feels miserable and feels shrinking. Jealousy underestimates what we do possess and gets lost in what others possess. Jealousy provides the ignorance to define our failure. The moment we define our failure by looking at someone's success, it means comparison has entered our mind. It is not wrong to compare but it is definitely wrong to whip and hurt ourselves with comparison. We look at someone who is better looking, some one who has scored better, see someone having a car which you never have. The more the bitterness increases, an inner volcano,that is jealousy is created and it invalidates what we already possess. The best way is to feel good, derive self confidence which is the foundation of success. The second way is to take responsibility with ACCOUNTABILITY. Another factor is develop SKILLS. If you want to be a public speaker, develop skills in that area.In speaking besides content, there is pace,pause, voice modulation open statement, closed statement and emptying techniques which one has to familiarise. As skills develop ,responsibility and accountability increases, Jealousy, which is a part of possessiveness, automatically leaves the stage. There is no symptom of volcano. Cool air fills the space. 2) Sniffing Bad Loans: C V Subbaraman Mysuru My salutations to the Inspecting official who correctly "sniffed" the NPAs! One of our erstwhile DCOs who led a team of officials for inspecting a public sector bank in Bombay (in which I was the junior-most member, both in age and in designation) was expressing some apparent "disappointment" that we might not after all find many bad loans in the bank. The others all kept quiet. I remarked, "we should feel happy!", at this the CIO was somewhat surprised and probably annoyed too. "Why?", he asked me. "We can pat ourselves on our back that our surveillance on the bank has produced good result" I said. But eventually, at the conclusion of the inspection the CIO complimented me for having unearthed many "sticky" loans outside the "reported accounts". E Blogs & Links Book Review: How to Win Friends and Influence People By Deil Carnegie https://medium.com/@olivierrolanden/book-review-how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people-80a34b3730f8 Excerpts: "To make friends, influence others and get them in our corner, it is important to know how to look after their ego; this happens after an important change in our everyday behavior, which consists of never criticizing, being genuinely interested in others, smiling, remembering the first name of the person we are speaking with, making them feel important, never telling them they are wrong, talking about our own mistakes before talking about theirs, motivating, sincerely complimenting, and generally always looking after their self esteem." Given above is the "One Sentence Summary" of “How to win friends and influence people” excerpted from the Review. F Leisure Not a joke* YOU CAN'T WIN WITH WOMEN WIFE VS. HUSBAND A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?" "Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws." W O R D S A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day... 30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men... The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?" CREATION A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time." The wife responded, "Allow me to explain . God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!" WHO DOES WHAT A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee." The husband said, " You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee." Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee." Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me." So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says.........."HEBREWS" The Silent Treatment A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE) , he wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at 5:00 AM ." He left it where he knew she would find it. The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM . Wake up." Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests. God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece. *Received from S Venugopal Chennai 2) PECCAVI* ( a.k.a. mae culpa ) Latin term means admission of guilt- I am guilty-I have committed a sin In 1842 Charles James Napier was appointed Major General to the command of the Indian army within the Bombay Presidency. ... His task was to bring the Sindh province under British control. After the mission was achieved, Napier was supposed to have sent to his superiors the short, notable message, "Peccavi", the Latin for "I have sinned" (which was a pun on I have Sindh) *Received from A P Ramadurai Cheñnai G Quotes about festivals https://www.wisesayings.com/festival-quotes/ Like: "Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live." David Binder

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