Warrier's Collage April 3 2021

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE On Saturday April 3, 2021 Activities of Iskcon: https://youtu.be/DLd84UES2v4 To see Bimbadhar Mishra's latest cartoons please visit the website at https://bimbadharmishra.in Good Morning https://www.iskcon.org/home/killing-time.php Panchapagesan on Krishna's Love What is Sacred? Of what is the Spirit made of? What is worth living for? What is worth Dying for? These are four questions of value in Life... Krishna means Black. Remove ignorance.. Then go deep within. Detachment is LOVE... A ticket collector in a train found an old worn out wallet in a compartment full of people..He looked inside to find the name of its owner. There was no clue. All that there was in it was some money and a picture of KRISHNA..He held it up and asked, ‘ who does this wallet belong to?’ An old man said, “That is my wallet, Sir, please give it to me.” The ticket collector: ‘you will have to prove that is yours. Only then I can hand it over to you.’ The old man with a toothless smile said .”It has a picture of KRISHNA in it.” The ticket collector said, ‘That is no proof, anyone can have a picture of KRISHNA in his wallet. What is special in that? Why is your picture not there in it like most normal people?’ The old man took a deep breath and said. Let me tell you why my picture is not there in it. My father gave this wallet to me when I was in School, I used to get a small sum as pocket money then. I had kept a picture of my parents in it..... When I was a teenager I was enamored by my good looks. I removed my parent’s picture and put in one of my own..I loved to see my own face and my thick black hair.. Some years later, I got married. My wife was very beautiful and I loved her a lot. I spent hours gazing at her pretty face..... When my first child was born, my life started a new chapter. I shortened my working hours to play with my baby. I went late to work and returned home early too. Obviously my baby’s picture occupied the prized position in my wallet.. The old man’s eyes brimmed with tears as he went on. My parents passed away many years ago. Last year my wife too left her mortal coil. My son, my only son is too busy with his family. He has no time to look after me.. All that I had ever held close to my heart is now far, far away from my reach. Now I have put this picture of KRISHNA in my wallet.. it is only now that I have realized that HE IS THE ETERNAL COMPANION...HE WILL NEVER LEAVE ME.. ALAS! If only I had realized before. If only I had loved The Lord all these years, With the same intensity as I loved my family, I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO LONELY TODAY....... The ticket collector quietly gave the wallet to him. Afterwards he went to a bookstall in the next station, when the train stopped. Purchased a picture of the Lord and put it in his wallet.... 🙏🙏🙏 V T Panchapagesan Collage is not including all responses received everyday. Where possible, suggestions are accepted and implemented. Many Thanks for the encouraging words, which inspire Team Collage. Nice Day M G Warrier M A Interaction M G Warrier @Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/M-G-Warrier/e/B079ZC3JKX%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Here you can access my Blog Posts @www.warriersblog.com also-🙏-Warrier B RBI Emblem RBI Emblem https://m.rbi.org.in//scripts/ms_anecdotes.aspx Excerpts: "Anecdotes The selection of the Bank's common seal to be used as the emblem of the Bank on currency notes, cheques and publications, was an issue that had to be taken up at an early stage of the Bank's formation. The general ideas on the seal were as follows: The seal should emphasise the Governmental status of the Bank, but not too closely; It should have something Indian in the design; It should be simple, artistic and heraldically correct; and The design should be such that it could be used without substantial alteration for letter heading, etc. For this purpose, various seals, medals and coins were examined. The East India Company Double Mohur, with the sketch of the Lion and Palm Tree, was found most suitable; however, it was decided to replace the lion by the tiger, the latter being regarded as the more characteristic animal of India!" C Medicine/Psychology Sickle Cell Anemia: V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram "Hey, Neuro, you have come at the right time. We, some teachers from the Women's College, are planning to visit the Tirunelly Mahavishnu temple next week. But the papers say that Wayanad is full of SCD affected people. Should we go or should we not? And, to be frank, what is this SCD?" The questions were targeted at my friend Dr.Sekhar Prasad and the questioner was Vasanthi, my cousin sister, who could hurl any question at him. "You may go merrily to Tirunelly, Ms Vasanthi as SCD, whose full name is Sickle Cell Disease, is non-communicable being a genetic one." replied Sekhar. "Where has it come from? Russia or China? I am inferring from the words 'sickle' and 'cell' " Sekhar laughed. "It has nothing to do with either."he said."I shall try to do some explaining, if you like." "Why not?" said Sumukhi and we joined. "I needn't tell you that life is impossible without protein and that one of the main functions of genes is the making of it." Said Sekhar. "The raw material for making proteins is called amino-acids and the human body has twenty such acids." He continued. "A gene has only four bases to code for these twenty amino-acids. If each base codes one acid,16 acids will remain uncoded. This even Ms.Vasanthi can understand"( all laugh including Vasanthi) "To tide over this problem, Nature applied mathematics. The bases in groups of three, that is triplets, can code up to 64 acids(4raised to 3) and actually there are only 20 of them! Now, Ms Vasanthi, please write down this sentence in block letters : THE CAT ATE THE BIG FAT RAT Have you noted? O K This is similar to the formula for making a protein comprising seven amino-acids. Quite simple indeed! But this is child's play compared to a formula comprising many, many, many triplets to make a protein which is essential for life and quite familiar to us: hemoglobin, the protein inside the red blood corpuscles , the carrier of oxygen to all parts of the body. Genes responsible for supplying the very complex formula to make this protein will not commit any mistake. Very rarely, if a gene makes a mistake like replacing one amino-acid with another, the resultant protein causes the red cells to bend like a sickle and die early. It is just like dropping one letter from or adding another to what you have written now. Not only that there is a drastic reduction in the number of healthy cells but the dead cells get stuck inside the blood vessels obstructing circulation. The resultant disease is known as sickle cell anemia'' " Why, in our state, it is rampant among Adivasies of Wayanad and nowhere else" I ventured to ask. "Good question. Luckily it is seen only in a few places in the world. For instance, among the Negroes of sub-Saharan Africa, the hill tribes of Wayanad, etc, the maximum among the former." "Symptoms?"I asked again. "The symptoms are fatigue, pain all over the body and susceptibility to infections. But generally these symptoms are subdued. It depends on whether one has inherited the defective gene from one parent or both parents." " Not clear." Said Vasanthi. "A person inherits equal number of genes from both parents." "Oh, is it so?" Vasanthi intervened in a derisive tone. "I thought the woman's role was limited to growing the man's child in her womb" "That was an old belief, madam. Many of our beliefs are based on ignorance. Once the truth is known, it is one's duty to discard or modify the belief." Said Sekhar. "Let me repeat what I said. A person inherits equal number of genes from both parents-without going into details. If the copy received from one parent is defective and from the other is normal, he or she will not show the symptoms of sickle cell anemia yet can pass on the disease to the next generation. In case both copies of this particular gene are defective, the symptoms are sure to occur. It is interesting to know that this disease is Nature's way to protect from malaria, a much more severe mosquito-borne parasite that destroys blood cells. You know, these people live in malaria endemic areas. Now Ms Vasanthi, while standing in front of the deity in the Tirunelli temple, please pray for me too. One more thing. I am a respector of women. You will be convinced of that in due course and it depends on your decision"(Both smile) "Sumukhi", I said, "serve food so that Sekhar can go to the airport leisurely to catch the Delhi flight." D Beliefs Evil Drishti: Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Evil eye or Dhrishti is a very common belief prevalent throughout the world, specially in Asian countries. Especially in case of children the belief in Dhrishti is more often spoken.There is a black tika placed on the cheek or forehead of the baby, black thread worn on the waist of the baby, red and black small bangles the cute little hands of the child. The probability of this evil eye or Dhrishti is all the more felt when parents post the photographs of children in face book, or when a performance of child in a show receives overwhelming response from the viewers. The mothers start of some procedures like throwing rock salt or burning red chillies with mustard and salt, or waving reddish aarthi. Apart from mantras various customary procedures during weddings, nalangu, oonjal etc, throwing coloured rice balls around the couple etc speak of our belief in this dhrishti culture. Flowering plants and fruit yielding trees, milk yielding cows and the concrete buildings also do not seem to escape from this dhrishti. The life force or the Prana, flows around us in the form of aura. There are four layers of aura that flows around our body; they are Physical aura, mental aura, emotional aura and spiritual aura. When the flow is blocked, disturbed or restricted by the negative energy, it causes ill-effects. This aura can be disturbed by the acceptance of the negative emotions and thoughts whether consciously or unconsciously.When people direct their negative thought patterns to us, invariably our physical aura attracts that negative energy and starts to attract negative happenings in our life. Dhristi is not a concept borrowed from superstitions, science explains it as the flow of negativity that affects the person or object towards which it is directed. The crow considers its younger one as the most beautiful creation in the entire world. So too, all mothers feel. Ultimately everyone is the mischief maker and everyone becomes a victim,one targeting the other. This concept of the evil eye also warns one against showing off and being proud. It teaches one to be humble and not take the spotlight and shine it too much on to oneself. The evil-eye concept trains one to acknowledge that there is a greater power which is operating through every individual and therefore, there is nothing ‘great’ about an individual per say. He/she is simply an instrument of that great power (God/ Atma/ Spirit/ Energy). This understanding also forms the basis of humility for what is there for one to feel proud about? In China the remedy for the evil eye is the Pa Kua mirror, a six-sided mirror that is hung on the front door or placed in the front window to reverse bad energy back to the sender. Some of these mirrors are convex to reflect back the bad “poison darts” or “arrows” of multiple ill wishers and some are concave to reflect energy in a definite direction back at, for instance, a nosy neighbor, whose gaze may have lingered on your garden of tulips for too long. In India the mirroring back of the evil eye takes the form of small mirrors that are sewn, braided or crocheted into clothing. My parents didn't believe in this concept. According to them there are certain people who find sadistic pleasure in lowering the esteem of others. In a cycle of events, good and bad, sometimes bad effects follow as a coincidence of the remarks passed by others. This belief is so strongly rooted that we tend to be very careful, not exhibiting our positive points.There is a tendency to become proud of one's own merits, God made or man made , and that is where they don't accept failures as part of life and try to attribute it to evil dhrishti. A child, of its own hard work and merit, gets high scores and is openly appreciated in the class. Other children and their parents may get jealous, of course. But if the child continues to win, we are happy. But accidentally if the child gets fever or misses the top rank, we start suspecting the evil eyes. My mother born in 1900 never believed in evil eyes. She used to say the nazar or dhrishti is psychological and is an elated feeling about the beauty/achievements of ourselves and our own children. This conscious elated feeling when it gets crumbled due to any force, there is a tendency to shift the blame on evil dhrishti. If we are not very sensitive about our own merits, the feeling of 'evil eyes' may not arise at all. A tulsi plant may wither due to so many reasons. A person may fall ill due to so many facts. Feeling jealous or envious about other's victory is a common human nature and it is to some extent absolutely essential to kindle competitive spirit. If all the diseases or failures happen due to evil eye, those people would become sages whose words/dhrishti cast an evil spell. The fact that all problems have solutions either early or after a period, indicates that 'evil eye' is only a psychological impression of the winner about his/her own merits and perpetual thinking about one's own merits knowingly or unknowingly makes one indulge in such beliefs. This sometimes results in lack of efforts and one tends to attribute failures on others' evil dhrishti and not on one's lack of sincere efforts. It is better to see reason behind our failures and try to rectify the defects on our side first rather than attributing it to evil dhrishti. Even Karmic theory does not seem to justify 'buree nazhar'. Vathsala Jayaraman E Easter, Good Friday https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/message-of-good-friday-easter Excerpts: "Day of Jesus’crucification also known as ‘Holy Friday’ & ‘Great Friday’. On this day Jesus was crucified. He was hanging for 6 hours on cross & got insulted by soldiers .Two thieves were also hanging by his both sides. One of the thief asked for forgiveness & he was told that he will enter Kingdom of God. At time of crucification afternoon was filled with darkness. Tremor came & curtain got tore apart.1000 yrs before Christ’s birth it was written in scriptures that son of God will be crucified. Jesus took sins of world on his body so God left him for that moment. Jesus forgave his killers. Jesus remained inside grave till midnight of Saturday. On Easter Sunday he was seen alive." F Leisure 1) Closing Jokes Son :- Why is 1st April is celebrated as Fools Day ? Father :- Because after paying all the taxes up to 31st March, we start working for the government again from 1st April ...... Best answer ever :- Wife : - "Why in all marriages girl sits on left side and boy on right side"? Husband : - "According to profit and loss statement a/c all income is on right side and expenses are on left side"..... Happy March ending *Forward received from Shetty, Dreams, Mumbai 2) SAM Our Sam*. Another gem from story the irrepressible Sam Manekshaw when he was was the Chief of Army Staff As he was about to sign a letter to the Raksha Mantri(Defence Minister), he noticed a typo error in the signature block. Instead of the ‘C’ in his designation, a ‘T’ had got typed, and it now read: “Thief of the Army Staff”. He didn’t sign the letter, promptly put a circle in red ink around the word ‘Thief’, marked the letter back to the Adjutant General by whom it had been put up to the Chief for signature, with a remark, also in red ink: “May be true, but keep it within the Army, Goddamn’’ He was a sport and an outstanding champ, with a wicked sense of humour. *Forward received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady. (May be repeat for SAM (OMG! some). I am fed up with my Malayalam Medium English!🙏-Warrier) 3) Jokes about writers http://writingandwellness.com/2019/07/08/7-of-my-favorite-jokes-about-writers/ Like: "If Moses were alive today he’d come down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and spend the next five years trying to get them published." G Quotes about Sacrifice https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/sacrifice-quotes Like: "Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it." -SAI BABA

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