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Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE April 26, 2021 Prayer: Sudarshana Ashtakam* https://youtu.be/6DxNOBnCOFA (*See D πŸ™-Warrier) Good Morning Poornamadah Poornamidam*.... Om purnamadah purnamidam purnat Purnamudacyate purnasya Purnamadaya purnamevavasisyate.. Om shantih shantih shantih.. Om. That is infinite. This is infinite. From that infinite, the infinite has come out..Having taken the infinite out of the infinite, the infinite alone remains...Om peace peace peace. This universe is only a projection upon the Supreme Brahman.. It is a mere superimposition upon The Reality. It is like a snake superimposed upon the rope. A mere illusory projection. Similarly discard the universe. What remains is Brahman.. Mathematically it is true....Infinite minus Infinite equals infinite.. Let us take a candle light. Let any number of candles be lit from it. The original light is not any the less..Millions of lights may be taken from the original light. Still the latter remains the same.. So too the infinite Brahman remains infinite though infinite universes may be drawn out of it... Peace, the three chants are directed to three types of disturbances. I.e. the heavenly disturbances far away from us, the worldly disturbances around us and the internal disturbances within us... Aadhidaivikam, Aadhibhowthikam, Aadhyatmikam..... Atman, the soul is a spark from the source Brahman.. V. T. Panchapagesan. Prayers and Best Wishes πŸ™ Friends Next regular issue of Collage will be on May 1, 2021. In between, efforts will be made to share responses etc. Perhaps, readΓ¨rs also need a short break πŸ™πŸ™ M G Warrier M *Related link: https://youtu.be/XuJ28667M8E A Interaction 1) C V Subbaraman Mysuru There is great truth in the write up on "Breath". That is why we in India consider breath control or simply Praanaayaama a very important thing to be learned, cultivated and practised throughout one's life. Subbaraman (Very true, Sir. Many disciplines are built-in in Indian lifestyle. Regular visits to places 2) S K Gupta Panchkula 8 Micro short stories were really fantastic, thought provoking and so close to our real life. Hats off to its 'creator'. 3) N R Krishnan* Talking of Otto Hahn, let me share with you an experience of mine. During the years 1990 to 1996, my work took me to Vienna frequently. The conferences I took part in were all held at the Vienna International Centre on the outskirts of the city and quite close the Danube. On the floor above our conference hall, there was a nice cafeteria that served excellent coffee. This floor also housed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) offices. Someone saw me take a reverential bow everyday before a small bronze bust of a man at the entrance to the IAEA offices and then only proceed to the cafeteria. One day, the curious onlooker asked me whose figure was that before which I bowed respectfully everyday. I took him close to the figure and asked him to read the name engraved below it. He read out the name but couldn't make out who it was. I said ”That’s Otto Hahn, the father of the atom bomb.” His mouth went wide open. In 1958, I had the good luck of meeting Neils Bohr at the Delhi University. He had come to attend the Indian Science Congress Session. Great minds! Sadly, history manages to lose sight of some individuals who had a big hand in making it. Strassman was one such. He worked with Hahn in the discovery of nuclear fission. N R Krishnan *Forwarded by V R Chittanandam CheΓ±nai B Positive Thoughts/Sharing Experiences 1) Positive Thoughts shared yesterday by an octogenarian friend and well-wisher: There is a wall hanger which says "When you feel that you have done all your duties you have become old" **************************** One of my elder relatives(widower 80 yr old) asked me: "Whether living with Son is easy or with the Daughter is easy?" "I told him Both is easy if you don't interfere in their matters!" ****************************** "When some left the officially allotted Quarters after retirement they even wept" My wife or anyone in my family didn't feel any loss about leaving Quarters after 35 years stay! ****************************** My wife never had any sentimental feeling or attachment to anything whether it is an old gifted article, household things, clothes or person, because she lost her beloved mother at the age of 10 leaving 8 children (5 below her age). But she had affection towards all people whether relative or friend and sympathy towards servant maids and other poor fellow human beings. *************** i)When she had cancer one of my grandsons asked whether she was not afraid of death? Don't you feel sad about leaving all of us? ii)She replied: "Why should I, I will only reach the feet of God. iii) On another occasion she told that in heaven she will be joining her parents and grandparents! iv) For the First time after the Scan (Chloroscope) the doctor told over the Phone to our Relative (a doctor) "Left Lung Gone!" She was hearing it and was simply smiling. The doctor turned to my wife and told her: "You are smiling! You have no pain! Quite unbelievable! Do you know you are are carrying a live bomb in your body!" She was still smiling! A few days before her death (after 40 months treatment) she bid goodbye also to me on the last day! ****************************** Have a positive attitude to Life. Feel happy about the achievements of our children and grandchildren. Their success is your success! ****************************** Have attached detachment towards All! ***************************** Feel good in everyday Life! ****************************** Death will come one day to every one ! ************************ Don't Expect Death or feel about it! ***************************** Live in the Present. Enjoy the Present! ************************* With best Wishes and Love 2) Sharing Experiences* Forwarded as received worth reading and taking some tips to survive in these difficult days... An Army Officer's wife's message: "I contemplated a couple of times, before actually jotting it down. I know probably a few, will still not agree with me & try to bash me left right & centre, but I don't care, as long as this post of mine, brings _POSITIVITY_, to even one, in the group. We shifted to Kashmir, when it was going through one of the roughest phase - the death of Burhaan Wani - resulting in the burning of Kashmir to another level. We shifted there, just a couple of weeks after Burhaan Wani's death & were locked inside the home. My husband went on duty & I was inside the Cantt with no internet, no connection to him or family whatsoever. We would desperately wait for internet connectivity. I managed everything alone, cooking, cleaning (had a male house-help, but if there was a curfew, he wouldn't be allowed to come inside). I had 3 dogs back then, took care of all of them alone. We didn't have access to any online shopping (no food delivery, no Amazon, no Myntra). A vegetable van would come once in a week & we would stand in a queue to get vegetables & necessary stock, for a week. Made great friends in the community, (because all we longed was support & everyone displayed impeccable community spirit). We would call our parents whenever we would get network, life went on. My dog's learnt to pee & poo inside the washroom, because the situations were such & also when it used to snow. We couldn't step out often. There were threats issued at times & the whole area came under lockdown. At times there would be complete lights off & people would keep their kids inside; would have minimal lights; would pray that we just survived another day; pray for husbands who were away for duty. When there was relaxation & we went out - we would hear slogans like - _Indian Army go back, Indians go back, dogs go back._ It was the toughest time of my life, _but I survived._ I survived my days of pathetic pregnancy there. We used to go in a military van with full bulletproof jacket & gear to get advance checkup to the main Cantt (that was some 15 kms away from the Cantt I lived in). I flew in my 8th month of pregnancy all alone, with a Medical Certificate, as there was curfew & nobody knew how the situation would be if there was a total lockdown. You know what kind of entertainment we had? _- HOW TO SURVIVE IF THERE IS AN AIR RAID?_ _How to survive if there is a bombing?_ _How to survive if there are terrorist attacks inside?_ _How to survive if there is infiltration?_ But I SURVIVED.. _Why am I sharing all of this?_ Because I am deeply pained seeing _all the cribbing_ going on for everything locked down, less of grocery available, maids not coming home, kids can't go out, blah blah... Just imagine if it was not a lockdown due to a virus, but an actual WAR! _Would you still like to send your kids downstairs?_ _Would you still go for a walk?_ _Would you still crib, if you had limited grocery?_ Then why crib now? Did I do anything heroic? NO! I just did whatever was necessary, for a very basic human instinct: SURVIVAL. I had made a choice of getting married to a Fauji & I embraced it . We have the same choice now. - _Embrace the situation._ - _Embrace the situation for yourself, for your kids, for your future generation._ You can be your own Hero. _You are a Soldier now, so please abide by your duties._ You can fight this situation & would have stories of bravery, you can tell your grand children. - Can we please rise above all our political inclinations once? - Can we please rise above individualism? _This isn't about politics anymore._ Your child won't even remember which political party was ruling then, but _he/she would definitely remember how their parents reacted in the time of panic._ Now is the time to show solidarity; afterall social distancing doesn't cost anything. Afterall, staying at home doesn't need a budget allocation, isn't it? - Teach your kids, RESILIENCE. - Teach your kids, the _ART OF SURVIVAL_ - Teach your kids, _LIFE SKILLS_ - Teach your kids, _PATIENCE_. - Teach your kids, to _COUNT THEIR BLESSINGS_. - Please do not teach them cribbing, blame games & a chalta hai attitude. _This Too Shall Pass_, trust me, but please let us spread POSITIVITY & see the greater good of our NATION. Love & Peace" *Forward received from P R R Nayar Thiruvanantapuram πŸ™πŸ™ C Boredom and ADHD https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-engaged-mind/202104/boredom-could-help-you-understand-what-its-have-adhd D Sudarshana Ashtakam https://www.devshoppe.com/blogs/articles/shri-sudarshana-ashtakam-in-sanskrit "Shri Sudarshana Ashtakam was composed by Shri Vedanta Desika. Shri sudarshana Ashtakam is a highly powerful prayer dedicated to Lord Sudarshana, the main weapon of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that those who chant Sudarshana Ashtakam with devotion will fulfill all his desires and will be able to remove any obstacles in life because of the glorious boon granting powers of the Lord Sudarshana. Those, who recite Shri Sudarshana Ashtakam Stotram consisting of 8 verses in praise of Sudarsana comprehend the deep references to the glory of Lord Sudarsana and will have the fulfillment of all their wishes.The Boon-granting powers of Lord Sudarsana will make them realize all their wishes by overcoming all obstacles that stand in the way. Shri Sudarshana Ashtakam has been translated by shri P.R.Ramachander" E Oxygen production in Kerala https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/kerala-model-how-indias-only-oxygen-surplus-state-is-managing-the-crisis-6805021.html F Food for Thought* Story link: https://starofmysore.com/if-someone-needs-you-be-there-and-stay/amp/ The on-duty nurse took the anxious young Army Major to the bedside. "Your son is here," she said softly, to the old man lying there on the bed. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened. Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Major standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Major wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement. The nurse, observing the touching moments, brought a chair so that the Major could sit beside the bed. "Thank you Sister!" a polite acknowledgement followed. All through the night, the young Major sat there in the poorly lit ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the officer move away and rest awhile. He graciously refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, he was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients. Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night. Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Major released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited... Finally, she returned & started to offer words of sympathy, but the Major interrupted her "Who was that man?" he asked. The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered. "No, he wasn't," the Major replied. "I never saw him before in my life." "Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?" "I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn't here." The nurse listened on, confused. "When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed." "So then what was the purpose of your visit here, at the hospital, Sir?", the nurse queried of him. "I came here tonight to find a Mr. Vikram Salaria. His son was Killed in J&K last night, and I was sent to inform him." 'But the man whose hand you kept holding whole night was Mr. Vikram Salaria.' They stood in complete silence. There couldn't be anything more assuring for a dying man than his son's hand. The next time someone needs you ... just be there & Just stay. "WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE. WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY HUMAN EXPERIENCE"...πŸ™ IF YOUR ACTIONS CAN CONSOLE A SUFFERING BODY AT ANY CRUCIAL MOMENTS, THEN YOU ARE A DONOR OF PEACE TO THE PAINING "SOUL"*πŸ’“ LEADING YOU TO THE GREATEST STATUS OF A TRUE "HUMANITY" *Forward received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady. (Remembered Lodstar πŸ™-Warrier: https://www.poetrynook.com/poem/lodestar) G Quotes about boredom https://www.successories.com/iquote/category/377/bores-and-boredom-quotes/1 Like: "My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation." Author: Doyle Quotes

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