Warrier's Collage April 25, 2021: Sunday Special

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE SUNDAY SPECIAL ISSUE April 25, 2021 Stanza 11, Saundarya Lahari https://www.manblunder.com/articlesview/soundarya-lahari-verse-11 (Link Selected by: M G Warrier) 3) Why have we made life so hard?: Jon Jondai https://youtu.be/9lj6V6Ue7qc (Link Courtesy: Kiran Warrier Mumbai) Good Morning Living is in our hands: We have five layers in our personality. But we know not how to take care of them living haphazardly. Our aim is to study something which outwardly pays its dividend.. When we fall sick, we go to doctor who examines us telling us many things with a feeling of insecurity..... Then we wake up from our slumber hearing something here and there .. Instead let us apply our mind understanding how the system works for us.. There are five Koshas* or Layers which need to be learnt... Food sheath.... It is formed of the food we consume... The physical body, the grossest aspect of our personality, is termed the food sheath.. It consists of the five sense organs GnAna indriyas )and the five organs Of action ( Karma indriyas ) It is visible and is nourished by the food we eat and hence called food sheath... It is the of equivalent of the skeleton and muscles—that which gives us the human form.. Vital air sheath.. This corresponds to the five physiological system: Prana, perception, Apana, excretion, Samana, digestion, Vyana, circulation, Udana, thinking...These activities which support the body take place as a result Of the air that we breathe.. Mental sheath.. It is the seat of our emotions.. It regulates and orders the vital air sheath... Intellectual sheath. It is the decision maker and controls the Mental sheath.. Bliss sheath.. This is the innermost of the five sheaths consisting of day to day action performed. It is formed of ignorance of reality.. Knowing the nature of these five sheaths will point out to us what we our Self is constituted of...Once we understand them fully, we will definitely know how to go beyond them and live happily without mistakes..... Therefore how we live is dependent on how we have to manage these five sheaths with clarity of thought meaningfully till the end.. V. T. Panchapagesan Sunday bonus @ E Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 *For more information: https://www.chakras.net/yoga-principles/panchakosha A Interaction 1) S R Badrinarayanan CheƱnai M L Jayaram Nayar's remembrance about Shri U K Sarma: "I was in touch with him as A co Follow up. Straightforward, he was instrumental in helping me do the groundwork for Traders Bank moratorium. He was also strict with Suneja Chair of New Bank. Suneja could sense the end of the bank" Name of Suneja by Sri Nayar as above reminded me of CAIIB days when the entire bank employees had to depend on just 2 books that helped them to steer through the CAIIB menace... One was (question and answer type) was by Suneja and the other one by "5 authors"!. .... Badri B Reserve Bank of India: Online Correction https://m.economictimes.com/markets/stocks/news/rbi-amends-indias-criticized-inflation-forecasting-model/articleshow/81956099.cms C Book Review: "Names of the Women (of the Bible)" https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blink/read/naming-the-women-of-the-bible/article34390418.ece Excerpts: "....when his Names of the Women came my way, I lunged at it. Briefly, it is a fictional take on the New Testament, where the women of the Bible have been placed front and centre — something that is rarely done beyond the academic domain. Feminist interpretations of the Bible and feminist overtures in Church have been gaining ground in the last couple of decades; and, very lately, when Pope Francis upturned a centuries-old law to allow women into the Synod of Bishops in the Roman Catholic Church, it was hailed as an extremely progressive move. Feminists will call it 2,000 years too late, but that is a discussion for another time. For now, one must satisfy oneself with the merest recognition of being — by way of being named." D Sanskrit Poems in English: Anand Vekatkrishnan https://therevealer.org/remembrance-of-songs-past-sanskrit-poetry-in-translation/ E LIFE I Jon Jondai http://www.jon-jandai.com/ Excerpts: “We were taught to disconnect ourselves from everything else, to be independent, so we can rely on money only, we don’t need to rely on each other. But now, to be happy, we need to come back, to connect to ourselves again, to connect to other people.” II Article published in Dignity Dialogue, October 2014 peace of mind Illusion of Money Even though money would be hailed by many as the greatest invention after fire, M G Warrier has reservations about its alleviative power. Rather, he propounds a radical theory where money rests in peace and human beings resurrect the barter world in new Avatar. I love ants more than honey bees. I have reasons. Like Japanese people, ants continuously work. Almost a kind of Nishkamakarma about which Krishna talks in Bhagavadgita. They share their food with their fellow-ants, actually they use their excellent communication system to invite their friends and relatives once they locate some food. They do not store food. Whereas, honey bees, like the rich and the powerful countries, accumulate food. They have a class system which almost borders the caste system practiced by zamindars. Just as the greedy rich who are willing to die along with their wealth and arsenal, honey bees die along with the food they store. Ants do not attack you unless you disturb them. Honey bees use their stings flying and reaching out away from their territory. Same lines, I have my likes and dislikes on money matters. Values were respected more, before prices came into being. Price, which is a by-product of money, has turned the world upside down. Now there is a price for everything. Or, reversely, you can get anything for a price. From play school admission to doctorates from universities, from selection for competitions in schools to coveted prizes or medals or awards, or wins in cricket matches or getting an award, for all your needs, someone is there to fix a price and sell or arrange it for you. Money has brought imbalances in pricing. The cost of construction of one square foot of residential area is in the neighbourhood of eight hundred rupees. But the selling price varies between Rs 1500 to a few lakhs of rupees depending on where the residential building is located. Can you distinguish between bribe and incentive or commission and margin or interest and profit-sharing? See the problems faced by governments in managing GDP growth and inflation. Inflation is only one of the indicators that tell governments and regulators the results of various fiscal and monetary policy measures they initiate. Depending on the direction they look, they are always able to either an optimistic prediction or tell us where either of them need correct the next step. Problem is more about various categories of inflation, the methods of calculation of inflation and how the inflation (CPI or WPI inflation, for instance) affect different sectors of economy and different income-groups. There is no clarity or uniformity in perspective on such things among those who are responsible to prescribe corrective measures. The ‘Inflation elephant’ is perceived as different monsters by scholars from different schools of economics. You can trace all these problems to the money monster which was unwittingly let loose by someone who did not bargain for such inauspicious consequences. All these problems would not have existed, if money was not invented. Absence of money will reduce the chances of corruption, inequitable distribution of wealth and rich becoming richer and poor becoming poorer, as the advertisers say, by 99.9 per cent. The thought of a world without money has fascinated me since my childhood days. Of course the reason for hating money those days was that I didn’t have money and my friends and neighbors enjoyed making me jealous by showing off the money power they possessed before me and others in my position. Take my own case, now. I have completed a somewhat successful career in a bank, have a bank account and have recently gained the status of a senior citizen. Still, I feel, the fellow who invented money and his followers who made it currency have done more harm than that unlucky wise man who invented atom bomb. Of course, now the reasons for my hatred towards money are more mature than jealousy. For a moment, imagine, man gets out of the clutches of money, or there is no money in the world. All symbols from $ to the one recently figured out for Rupee vanishes, everything else remaining the same. Yes, science and technology, all results of research so far, literature, agriculture, industry, art and whatever you can imagine remain and continue to perform and help the world to move forward, but money is conspicuous by its absence! This will bring drastic changes. It will take considerable time to rehabilitate people like those working in the financial sector, as the nature of their jobs will change. They will have to re-skill themselves to manage a world entirely dependent on a new barter system which will result in revolutionary changes in the power-balance internationally. Having been there for millions of years without money, world will adjust itself to a money-less environment where peace prosperity and happiness will not be dependent on bank balances but on the value addition to life and environment each one makes. Let us follow ants and live life day by day. Let ants, like a tsunami, march to wherever honey bees have stored honey and have a sumptuous meal and thereafter, let ants and honey bees live together ever after finding their food when they are hungry and not accumulating food as honey bees did in the past. **** **** **** F Leisure*: 1) 8 micro short stories with deep meanings! (1) Those who had coins, enjoyed in the rain. Those who had notes, were busy looking for shelter. (2) Man and God both met somewhere. Both exclaimed, "My creator." (3) He asked, are you a Hindu or Muslim? The response came, "I am hungry"! (4) The fool didn't know it was impossible. So he did it. (5) "Wrong number," Said a familiar voice. (6) What if God asks you after you die, "So how was heaven?" (7) They told me that to make her fall in love I had to make her laugh. But every time she laughs, I am the one who falls in love." (8) We don't make friends anymore. We Add them nowadays. 2) Breath Easy BREATH I noticed a child monk—he can’t have been more than ten years old—teaching a group of five-year-olds. He had a great aura about him, the poise and confidence of an adult. “What are you doing?” I asked. “We just taught their first class ever,” he said, then asked me, “What did you learn in your first day of school?” “I started to learn the alphabet and numbers. What did they learn?” “The first thing we teach them is how to breathe.” “Why?” I asked. “Because the only thing that stays with you from the moment you’re born until the moment you die is your breath. All your friends, your family, the country you live in, all of that can change. The one thing that stays with you is your breath.” This ten-year-old monk added, “When you get stressed—what changes? Your breath. When you get angry—what changes? Your breath. We experience every emotion with the change of the breath. When you learn to navigate and manage your breath, you can navigate any situation in life." Inhale the beauty.... Exhale with Gratitude *Forwards received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady 2) Poetry: M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/incomplete-scribblings-28135/ G Quotes about forgetfulness https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/forgetfulness-quotes Like: "There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and forgetfulness cause a nation to hesitate, to waver, and perhaps even to succumb. When that time comes, those who love liberty must rise to the occasion. Will you lovers of liberty rise to the occasion?" -. Rand Paul (Rand Paul, byname of Randal Howard Paul, (born January 7, 1963, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.), American politician who was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and began his term representing Kentucky the following year. He sought his party’s nomination in the U.S. presidential election of 2016.)


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