Warrier's Collage 22042021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday April 22, 2021 (Vedanta through 5 Parables: Sarvapriyananda) https://youtu.be/BMRbh3M4AGw (Link Selection: M G Warrier Mumbai) H Obituary: U K Sarma Ex-ED, RBI Good Morning M G Warrier Satsangam with Panchapagesan Lord RaaMa manifests in 16 qualities... Lord RaaMa stands out as the most glorious of all characters found in scriptural literature.. No other character has been described with such idealistic perfection displayed in all aspects of life in a single individual... RaaMa means Agnibhijam, Suryabhijam & Chandrabhijam.. Removal of our sins, gaining wisdom in life and hurdles removal..... “The warmest dwelling place of the lord, Sri RaaM is in my heart. Let us wide open receiving Him with full honors. Let us follow His path to perfection..” This was the word I uttered during an emergency operation in USA. 16 of of his qualities listed below show His human personality of a very high in order which was played in his lifetime of idealistic perfection... 1. He never spoke Lies... 2. He never spoke Foul Language.. 3. He will not expect the other person to speak first. He himself will smile And start the relationship first.. 4. He never played games that involved Luck. 5. He never remembered what he gave to others. 6. He never thought about his greatness. 7. If someone did misdeeds to him but only one good thing in life, he will only Talk about that good thing.. 8. If someone comes and criticizes him, he listens about his disappointment and educates him softly to erase his misunderstanding.. 9. Never in his lifetime did he think any other woman other than Sita! 10. He indulged in pleasures without transcending social norms.. 11. He never wasted the money he earned.. But spent them in such a way that is useful for everyone.. 12.Though he was a king, he was fully aware of the higher truth and did all Spiritual practices.. 13.He was a well-wisher, not just for his people but each and every creature on earth. 14.He can be satisfied with 50% of what he usually eats, even 25% or even a handful of meal.. 15. His appearance was always pleasing I.e. he presented himself nicely in front of others.. 16.. The Principle of his life was to save anyone who surrendered at his feet. No matter how much harm that person had caused to him.. We seek His blessings praying sincerely on His birthday to solve all the universal problems we are all facing, with His divine love and grace....without further delay. 🙏🙏🙏 V. T. Panchapagesan. A Interaction 1) V N Kelkar Spirituality, Mythology A story goes that once Krishna and Arjuna were walking in a forest. Arjuna was pestering Krishna why Karna was an unparralled donor ? He wanted to be a better donor than Karna. Krishna converted two hills into gold. He asked Arjuna to donate all the gold to villagers. Arjuna called all the villagers to take away the gold which he was going to donate them. All villagers were following Arjuna in procession praising him for his announcement. Arjuna was leading in the front feeling very proud. All reached upto the hills. Arjuna used a shovel and started donating gold to every villager. This drive went on for two days and two nights. Villagers came again and again. Yet almost all gold was still there. Very little could be given away. He told Krishna that he was tired and will resume after resting for some time. Krishna called Karna and asked him to donate every bit of gold from the golden hills. Karna called all the villagers and told them these two golden hills belonged to them. Take away all the gold from these two hills. He walked away from the site. Arjuna was dumbfounded. He blamed himself for not thinking the way Karna did. Krishna mischievously smiled at Arjuna and said it was your ego. Look at Karna. He did not wait even for a minute to know what people said about him. Krishna told Arjuna, 'GIVE WITHOUT EXPECTING ANYTHING IN RETURN' 2) Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai As Shri Panchapagesan rightly said, now we have no dearth of Gurus. In every house he is well seated hidden within the box. You can get lakhs and lakhs of answers for your questions and you will be in a mess. We should be able to grasp what is right. The receptivity is more important than inquisitiveness. Vathsala Jayaraman B Real Life Journey through the mind: Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Come April. My thoughts go back to Friday, the 22nd April 1988. I was 46 and my husband was 49. He was working in a remote branch of a commercial bank near Thiruvannamalai and I was staying in Madras with my two children and mother-in-law.In the evening we had been to see a girl for my sister's sonFfor about two hrs we were discussing about the probable date of marriage and wedding arrangements. We went to bed as usual. Who expected that a thunderbolt will strike after two hours? 22nd midnight the shocking news came to my neighbour's phone ( We had no telephone at that time) that my DH was involved in a major motor bike accident and had been admitted in an unconscious condition and that I should reach Vellore immediately. I could neither go alone nor take all the members to an unknown place. Somehow I took a decision immediately and requested them to bring my husband by ambulance to Madras for treatment in a private hospital in a known place, even though I was aware of the negatives of deferring the treatment by a few hours. The ambulance arrived at home at 7 30 A M. DH was in an unconscious stage with head injury, profuse bleeding and burnt bruises all over the body..He was admitted to Vijaya Hospital, placed in ventilator, put to series of investigations. Those days CT scan was not available in Vijaya. He was taken to Egmore for scanning. Investigations revealed precarious position-blood clot in temporal lobe of the brain, fracture in shoulder joints, elbow and in four of the ribs in addition to multiple injuries. From those villagers that accompanied my husband I learnt that he had gone by motor bike to verify the installation of pumpsets in an agricultural field situated 20km away from the branch. In the dazzling sunset he missed a deep fertilizer pit covered with a huge stone. Along with the motor bike he slided into the deep pit, his head dashed against the massive stone- leading to fits and unconscious state. There was nobody around at the field. A small dumb child around 3 years, playing nearby had seen this and woke up a man who was fast asleep in a coir cot some yards ahead. The person irritated by the child slapped the kid. Yet, pestered by the kid with pricks, proceeded to the place. My husband was in a pool of blood coming from his ears. He was taken by a sand lorry in the same coir cot and admitted in Vellore CMC at about 8 P M. Police complaints and SBI intervention came in handy. They refused to admit a patient unless close relatives were there, put some dressings and placed him in the veranda. From the brief case they traced my neighbour's number. My husband was in coma for 25 days. The surgeon insisted on surgery even when he was in coma. I had a severe fight with orthopaedic surgeon requesting for postponement of surgery. He was ready to accept the risk against the advice of anaesthetist. At last after he regained his consciousness, he was operated upon for his fracture in elbows. As he was in a motionless stage for 25 days, the fracture in shoulder joints and 4 ribs got cured automatically. After 40 days he was discharged from the hospital. He was conscious, but forgot whatever that had happened in his 49 years of life including his name, mother, wife, children, place , address etc etc. not to speak of studies or job. Doctors could not guarantee how much improvement will be there and the duration. He had to take heavy dosages of anti seizure drugs without fail even when he did not take food. Actually it was a hopeless situation. We had to give bath, feed him, give medicines and physiotherapy for his elbow. The most important thing was to how to bring his memory back. All the thoughts and ideas which are normally arranged in a particular order in normal human beings were scattered and hidden. My husband would not answer to any of our questions, but would simply smile. Even questions like " Who are you?what is your name? Are you married? How many brothers/sisters/children you have?'' remained unanswered. My mother-in-law wrote the names of all elders and children in the family in a drawing sheet and showed it to him. He had a blank look. He was holding the paper upside down. Everybody wept. After a week he started repeating what I said, 'What is your name? He repeated "What is your name?" Then I changed the methodology and started telling answers: "My name is .... my amma's name.... .I have 2 children etc etc. When I asked him to repeat, he repeated correctly. He would say "This lady is Vathsala. My wife's name is Vathsala." But if he is asked: "Is she your wife?"- a blank look will be the answer. Certain subtle connections in thoughts were missing and it was difficult to identify the lapses too. Daily my mother-in law attended to kitchen duties. I chalked out a list of things to be conveyed/taught and dinned into his ears so as to be registered in his mind. I brought all the 1st, 2nd std books, elementary maths books and English books and slowly taught him all the alphabets and numbers. With a big slate I taught him slowly how to write alphabets, Tamil alphabets, numbers etc. It was like a regular class room with periodic interval followed by physiotherapy, walk to nearby temples, recitation of four line slokas, Gayatri chanting etc etc. Vishnu Sahasranamam chanting in a recorder was played all along. It took nearly 70 days for him to learn alphabets and numbers. Actually it was a new but quick learning process. Within 2 months I had confidence that I could bring him back to at least 60% normalcy. It was a cumulative effect of bell ( mani) mantra and Aushadha(medicine) Initial hurdles, sarcastic remarks by neighbours about his repeated answers increased our anxiety. But for my mother-in-law's cooperation, I would not have succeeded in my attempt. She did not allow even close relatives to come home because the repetition and mental training may cause some gossips to be spread about. She was more worried about the future of my children, their education and marriage in the given scenario. After nearly four months, I was advised to take him, not by auto or taxi, but only thro bus to places, make him buy tickets and verify whether he gets down at the proper place, ask him to go first and then follow him closely whether he does not take wrong route. Initially he was mocked at by the conductors as he asked for the ticket to the place where he boarded. In normal life, we take so many things for granted and do things by reflex action. When some important functioning of the brain is lost, there comes the problem. Oh! there are so many things in life. Since they happen automatically we are not aware of the significance.It was a major thing to remind whatever happened in one's life in 49 years. Actually my mother-in-law had to prepare notes of lessons for the first 25 years and I had to prepare for 24 years. After 5 months doctors advised me that he should not be kept at home and I should try to send him back to work. Now that he was able to understand things, I approached the bank authorities who were kind enough to understand the real position and provide me with copies of important manual and instructions and the most normal essential routine things at the outset. As I too was working in RBI, I could understand the implications. I started repeating instructions regarding documentation for deposits, loan against deposits, premature withdrawals and similar instructions about advances Dept and documents for sanctioning loan etc. We were advised by doctors to bring in locks of various types from different houses , with keys mixed together, advise him to align the correct keys with respective locks. He was also trained in reading the number of locks and keys. This was to facilitate handling of vault keys and locker keys. After 7 months, I was satisfied with his progress. We got fitness cert from neurosurgeon.We went to the branch for getting relieved, met the person who admitted him in the hospital. As he was not educated we bought him a piece of land and some cattle to graze. The intervention of dumb child is still a mystery. He was unable 'to trace the child in that area. Perhaps it was Lord Krishna or Muruga in disguise.With some influence we got his transfer to one of the branches in Madras. He was posted to Administrative desk initially for a few weeks, later he built up courage to attend to resume normal work. We have travelled to many places in India, had varied experiences, travelled to many foreign nations, but this travel through one's mind was really the most challenging one. I have learnt the maximum in those 7 months- more than what I have gained in my 79 years of life. By God's grace my husband became 100 % normal, served the institution and retired at 60 . He undertook two more transfers outside Madras after this accident. After retirement, he was busy reading spiritual texts, doing poojas, doing breathing exercises and meditation daily thanking God for bringing back to normalcy. The post-April 22, 1988 journey which we were able to sustain for 32 long years came to an end after a brief illness on Jan 5 2021. When I rewind my thoughts, I do not know how I managed the show and came out unhurt. A long stretch of 32/33 years was almost free from major set backs. We were able to educate our children, got them settled in life. Almighty had been merciful to me. Lessons I learnt still are ever green in my mind. Vathsala Jayaraman Responses* ( 1) S R Badrinarayanan Cheñnai , Almost all the events narrated were known to me. I still remember that day, it was accidental(!) that I met your bosom friend Smt L. Ambujavalli as I was just leaving the Bank when she told me of what had happened to your husband the previous day. Instantly dropping my intentions to return home, I just rushed to Vijaya hospital and saw all of you there with full of tension. I gathered courage and met Dr Mohandas the ace orthoman of Vijaya hospital and had assurances of stable conditions and positive words from him that I promptly posted to you all including your brother-in-law who had dropped from Calcutta then. From that day I almost visited him till he got discharged. Somehow, by then he had resolved to see his daughter wedded as early as possible and he geared up every measure in this direction. This is good side-effect of the event that left everyone in utter shock and dismay otherwise. Decades have passed by.. But the most valient fight you made to bring your husband back to square one is an epic by itself. 🙏🏻 From then on your husband had an invisible eyes that followed him till 4.1.2021 when he breathed his last. Most unfortunate is that both my Mrs & self missed to pay our last homage to the departed soul embargoed at the last minute by the obituary note in the Hindu advising to avoid customary condolences visits. Sadly,another effort to extend condolences personally too ended negatively. Naturally the events shall remain etched not only in your mind but in everyone's mind who were closely associated with the well-being of your people. It may be seen that in any death, the loss undoubtedly is physical and the thoughts of the deceased live forever. .... S R Badrinarayanan 2) R Parthasarathy Madam and Badri, Both narrations are heart rending. Madam is a brave heart and a large heart too. Very few would possess such an indomitable courage to singly withstand the misery, anguish and hardships she had withstood for decades ! Yes, she had lived through a miraculous part of her life. And successfully on her terms too ! Which trait depicts her resolution and independence. With high regards and admiration, R Parthasarathy 3) R Jayakumar Mumbai Going through the description of Madam Vatsala of her real life experience, at the prime of her married life, I felt like reading a long novel depicting the struggle of a family to overcome the after effects of a serious accident met by the head of the family, It should never happen to others, was my immediate feeling, because I have come across serious accidents of known persons and how they fought the battle of recovery stretched over to a couple of years. But they were all major injuries to hands, legs and hips but never to a severe head injury. Because persons with head injuries rarely survived. It is one's will power and patience that bring about the miracle to see a positive result even in an adverse situation. Madam is a perfect example of such a strong willed person because any other person would have lost hope and allowed things to happen as destined by the time. The simple way in which she has explained the efforts taken by her and her mother in law and the trouble they went through will surely move the heart of any one reading it. God helps those who believe that good things will happen and work sincerely towards attaining it and not to those who give up hope. R Jayakumar 4) G Mohandas Chennai Dear Vathsala Madam, It is your courage and faith in God that had brought your husband back to normal Life. I don't think that any other person in such a situation could have done this Miracle. I feel very sorry that we could not come and meet you in person in Jan 2021 to convey our heartfelt condolences. Even to read your journey through your mind bring us tears. In this Journey you have become a Neurologist,a Psychiatrist,a Psychologist, a Teacher ,Savior and a Saint. G.Mohandas 5) S Nallasivan Hyderabad Madam Vathsala Jayaraman, I almost knew what ever you have so vividly recalled by-heart. Still I took longer time to go through your mail absorbing every single detail to perceive how fortunate Late Jayaraman should have been, to be blessed with a life and have such a wonderful and gifted life companion. One should accept and come to believe that miracles do happen. You are a resourceful magician who made things otherwise impossible, possible. It was a second birth for Jayaraman and it was his loving spouse who made his later 30 years memorable and worthy, every single moment. 6) M G Warrier Mumbai Read "Journey through the mind" Vathsala Madam I know you only through your writings and, recently from some interaction with a couple of mutual friends. I admire your qualities as a human being and the roles you have played in various capacities. In situations where normal people would have hesitated/failed, you could take right decisions and make the best of worst situations. Though this write-up and some of the responses have been shared in our groups, Collage is taking the liberty to include as the lessons are profound. You have faced more than your share of challenges in life. On the positive side, your family not only supported you, but accepted your leadership, and is behind you. Prayers for your Aayurarogyasaukhyam, Peace, Health and Happiness in the years ahead 🙏 M G Warrier Mumbai) *Representative responses received via Group e-mails/WhatsApp messages and only excérpts/edited version included, in some cases here 🙏-Warrier C Personalities Profile: Theodore Bhaskaran https://frontline.thehindu.com/profile/author/S-Theodore-Baskaran/ Excerpts: "The Nobel laureate Konrad Lorenz once said: “The way to educate adults is to teach them about conservation as children. Older people are too old to understand that. We should raise legions of conservationists in order to save our world.” He wrote this 30 years back, but it is all the more pertinent today. There is not much material for children on conservation. The situation has not improved even after environmental science was included in the curriculum in schools. The lack of reading material for children in India, on any subject, is a concern that has not received much attention. What little we get, mostly in English, tends to be didactic and preachy and talks down to children. No wonder children give them a miss. J R R Tolkien once said that there was no such thing as writing for children. In our country, we underestimate the intellectual capability of children and are inclined to get them fairy tales or books on dinosaurs. Kalpavriksh, an environmental action group, came into being in 1977 when a few students got together to protect the Delhi ridge that was being threatened by urban expansion. This Pune-based organisation has grown over the years, working for environmental protection through advocacy, legal action and education, and it publishes books and pamphlets on environmental issues. Kalpavriksh has come out with 11 delightful books that are sure to sustain the interest of children. The Last Wilderness Foundation and Oxfam have also lent a hand in this effort. The team of imaginative writers who understand the mind of a child, helped by a set of creative artists, take the readers on a fabulous journey into the world of nature. The books are about the various dimensions of conservation, written in a straightforward and simple language and cover subjects from the black-necked crane to the honeybee. Issues relating to the environment, such as local livelihoods, are also dealt with, all in an appealing format. Some of the books, like Something to Chew on, about the food we eat, transcend the distinction between adult and children’s reading material. This particular book has charming illustrations by Rohan Chakravarty, who made his name through his stylised drawings of the birds of India. Secrets of the Jungle is a workbook with a list of 72 activities, in addition to basic information on birds, animals and reptiles. It is filled with illustrations and is an appealing way to teach environmental science. People & Wildlife contains true stories on wildlife from across India by well-known writers such as Janaki Lenin, Tanya Majumdar and Sujatha Padmanabhan." D Tribute: Lexicographer G Venkatasubbiah Lexicographer G. Venkatasubbaiah — His was the last word: https://thg.page.link/Vga9k2suQb8Cjj2i9 Excerpts: People of Karnataka called G. Venkatasubbaiah (GV), who passed away on Monday at 107, a “walking dictionary” and it was no cliché. Even at an advanced age, the lexicographer remained the final arbiter on Kannada words, their etymology, usage, and grammar. GV, suffering from age-related illnesses, was admitted to a private hospital a week ago. His last rites were conducted with State honours on Monday. All through his long life, GV was the go-to person when in doubt on a word, or when a new word had to be coined to keep Kannada in pace with the changing world. Never did he fail to rise to the occasion. Coming from a family of Sanskrit and Kannada scholars from Ganjam, Mandya district, GV developed a fascination for words, grammar and classical literature early in life. While studying Kannada in Mysuru in the 1930s, it was lexicographer and scholar A.R. Krishna Shastry who instilled in him a deep fascination for words. “One day, he asked me what my interests were. I said research, literary history and translation, not lexicography,” he recalled in what was probably his last interview to Frontline in February earlier this year. Though lexicography will dominate his legacy, he was also a literary critic, an editor of literary collections, a translator, and even author of children’s literature. He also taught Kannada at various colleges and had a long career at Vijaya College in the city, where he retired as principal in 1973. His life’s monumental work was the 9,000-page eight-volume Kannada-Kannada dictionary by the Kannada Sahitya Parishat compiled over five decades (1944-1994), started under the tutelage of Prof. Shastry. GV filled his shoes as chief editor of the project after his death and completed the work. E Blogs & Links 1) Paranoid Delusions: M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/paranoid-delusions-29460/ 2) Dr G Sreekumar Cheñnai https://wap.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/from-hawick-to-hawick-the-story-of-the-economist-founder-james-wilson-121012001578_1.html F Prayer for Peace 🙏 https://youtu.be/pqONn-5T-2A G Quotes about Life's Challenges https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/challenges-quotes Like: No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. Alana Stewart (Alana Hamilton Stewart (/əˈlɑːnə/; born May 18, 1945) is an American actress, author, producer, and former model. She has also used her maiden name, Alana Collins, and her names from her first marriage, Alana Collins-Hamilton and Alana Hamilton, professionally. Other names: Alana Collins-Hamilton, Alana Hamilton Born: Alana Kaye Collins; May 18, 1945 (age 75); San Diego, California, U.S Agency: Storm Models, London Occupation: Actress, model, producer, author) H Obituary: U K Sarma Sad to report: Shri U K Sarma, Ex-ED, Reserve Bank of India passed away on April 18, 2021 Sarmaji was ED, RPCD for sometime. I liked his straight forward approach to issues. He was helpful and appreciated openness and honesty in work. Condolences to the bereaved family members. May his Soul Rest in Peace 🙏 M G Warrier Mumbai

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