Warrier's Collage April 4, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE On Sunday April 4, 2021 Easter Greetings (Also see E) To see Bimbadhar Mishra's latest cartoons please visit the website at https://bimbadharmishra.in Good Morning Panchapagesan on Prayer Prayer is an admission / understanding of weakness within The longing of the soul to have a Heart without words than Words without a Heart.... It gives us a life of peace, Self-control and Pure bliss seeking Him and His Grace, by admitting / eliminating negative tendencies Within by sincere repentance.... We have Sun, Moon and Earth in our Solar cycle . Sun is a symbol of giving us Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy. Moon, Rain through seasons and Earth, Food for our Sustenance.. All are necessary for our Survival , given to us which is Free..... Let us convey our Gratitude by Daily weekly prayer starting from Sun. Sunday..Star Suryan....diameter 8,64000 miles.... We meditate Creator’s Lord’s most Excellent Light, Our intellect inspires He, who is Supreme.. We offer our prayers with best of our ability enabling us to spend our lives Peacefully vibrating with radiance till the end for a realistic, meaningful, Self-controlled living.... Monday..Moon .Satellite, diameter 2160 miles... O Lord, Help us to wash away all our Selfishness and Vanity enabling us To serve with humility throughout the week ahead starting this day for the Benefit of us all. Tuesday..Mars..Chevoy..diameter 4,200 miles.. Dear Lord, Help us to iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice collected through The years seeing / admiring the beauty of others... Wednesday..Mercury..Budhan..diameter 3032 miles.. Dear Lord, Help us mending our ways without setting a bad example for others Elevating our thoughts to a higher plane..towards enlightenment.. Thursday... Jupiter..Guru...diameter 88,736 miles. Dear Lord, Help us to dust all the faults hidden in the Secret Corners of our Heart To serve all. Friday..Venus...Sukran..diameter 7519 miles.. O Lord, Give us the grace to shop wisely enabling us to purchase eternal happiness In need of Love.. Saturday..Saturn ..Sani..diameter 75,000 miles.. O Lord, Help us to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with a clean Sweet dish of kindness....... I have taken this an extract from my book released on the second, january, 2020 In our temple complex before the residents on my birthday as a nonagenarian Seeking the blessings of Lord Venkateswara..... V. T. Panchapagesan Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 A Interaction 1) Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Simple techniques! Grand results! Our parents have been closely following and we have been ignoring. Result is what we are today. Thank you, Panchapagesan Sir Vathsala Jayaraman 2) Vivek Amin Nagpur The Kishna, the old man and the Train Ticket Verifier was superb by Shri Panchapagesanji 3) E T Rajendran Chennai The events in the story ‘Sickle Cell Anemia’ (Collage of 2 April) narrated by Shri Babusenan must have happened more than 20 years back. As usual, the story is interesting and no less informative. The last few lines of the story keep the reader(s) guessing, as is the characteristic of a good story and the writer. May be, I am not wrong. 4) C V Subbaraman Mysuru Right or Left? When couples are seated for any religious purpose, the boy (man) is on the left of the girl(lady), i.e., the girl(lady) sits on the right. This is the "practice" in South of India; in North India, the practice is reverse. Which is right and which is not right? One does not know. I consulted a learned Purohit in the South India and he could not explain the reason for the varying practices. But look at the Gods and Goddesses. Parvathy is said to be Vaamaangi i.e., left side of the Lord Shiva. So this practice has been adopted in North India. Our both the ears do not have the same capacity to hear, it is claimed. Perhaps, the left ear transmits the message heard through the left ear to the right side of the brain more easily and more effectively and hence the goddess chose to place Herself at the left of the Lord! Will our doctor friends throw light on this? Subbaraman B Grieving and Healing How grieving is important for healing: https://thg.page.link/HN7gHhsi31tm4Vos7 Excerpts: "Tibetan Buddhists lay stress on the subjective mind to be able for a person to lead a happy life. They seem altogether to ignore the objective conditions. Why would a person need quiet and peaceful atmosphere to meditate otherwise? Buddha got enlightenment under the bountiful Bodhi tree. Similarly, without objective conditions necessary for a grieving environment, a person could not grieve to the fullest of his being. And parts of him would be left empty and unhealed. One may look normal yet deep inside he or she might be undergoing a grieving process that is yet to complete its cycle and heal. He or she may not have the grief gone but have become part of it over the years." C Viewed Differently Asceticism for Women: Vathsala Jayaraman Man can easily cut off and leave. Siddhartha who left his wife and son in the middle of night to attain Gnaana is elevated as Buddha by one and all. If Yasodhara had done the same thing, would the society accept her? It is just a formality for a man to desert his family and escape. The word 'Gnaana' has different connotations for men and women. For men it may mean deserting the family. But for women it means creating a bondage. A girl need not leave the husband and children in search of Gnaana. Sanyaasam for a woman is just to sacrifice the desirable food, dress and sleep and career too for the sake of family. If obstacles confront women that abide in the Self, do the Sastras sanction their renouncing the home to become ascetics? Bhagvan Ramana has said that since there is no prohibition in Sastras,there is nothing wrong in women becoming ascetics. Sanyasin is a common gender. There are no exceptions and limitations. Throughout the ages there have been many female saints and sages both in Hinduism and the Christian, Buddhist and Sufi traditions. Now a days women seem to be more inclined towards spiritual life than men. Institution of marriage and raising a family can be a great impediment to them.In course of time all sanyasins are placed in situations that enable them break away from their predetermined masculaine or feminine roles to discover the true underlying self. Renouncing nice outfits and luxurious life is only symbolic if one does not renounce bad qualities and desires.Very often we listen to stories where a man spent his time in yagnas and austerities and a woman was leading the life of prostitute satisfying needs of men. Both reached heaven.God said" you have been doing yagnas thinking about what was happening in her house but she spent her life thinking how nice it would be to get indulged in austerities. Sanyasa Ashram has been focussed on men, because it comes naturally to women in daily life. By nature men are impulsive and quick to decide while women are more analytical and thorough. Theoretically much seems to be easier. But in the practical world of advanced scientific developments, is it pragmatic to have self imposed sanyas for women, when so much is expected them as wives, mothers, daughters, teachers, doctors, scientists and the like?-notwithstanding the spiritual significance attached to sanyaas? Vathsala Jayaraman- D Week End Collage 1) Mah Laqa Bai https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blink/explore/the-moon-cheeked-poet-and-her-forgotten-legacy/article34187931.ece Excerpts: "Mah Laqa Bai, poet, dancer and advisor to the Nizams, made unmatched contributions to Hyderabad’s literature and architecture in the 18th and early 19th centuries." E Easter Greetings 1) From R Jayakumar Mumbai Easter Sunday... Hearty Easter Greetings to all readers of the Collage. Easter signifies the rising from death of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion as foretold by Him to his disciples. According to one book of the Gospels Mary Magdalene a female disciple of Jesus was the first to witness the risen Jesus. (She was known to be leading a sinful life and was a possessed person before Jesus healed her and accepted her as a disciple.) When she went to the tomb early morning to embalm the body of Jesus she saw the tombstone already moved and the tomb open. Her immediate reaction was to go and tell the other disciples, " They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him. " A little later when the risen Jesus appeared to her she mistook him to be the gardener and said to him also, " Sir, if you have carried him away tell me where you have taken him, and I will take Him away. " We too many times behave like Mary Magdalene. We feel our heart is empty of the presence of God. We begin to search for him here and there. But God never leaves us. He is always with us. It is we who fail to recognise him because our mind is bogged in other worries. The gospel further says that Jesus called out to her by name, " Mary " and she immediately recognised him and responded saying, "Teacher". If we keep our mind open we can also hear God calling us by our name and know that God never leaves our hearts. R Jayakumar 2) Death as Gateway to Life https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/toi-edit-page/viewing-death-as-the-gateway-to-life/ Excerpts: "The celebration of Easter symbolised by the Easter Egg brings us face to face with the ultimate question we must ask ourselves. Are we unable to resist being broken from without by our programmed responses to adversity, suffering and death? Or, are we willing to allow ourselves to be broken from within, and thus step outside what seems like a vicious circle of life? Easter challenges us to change our perspective. We are being asked to profess our faith in ‘life’ even as we encounter death in its varied forms. Faced with our own brokenness, hopelessness and inner devastation, we are not to seek physical death as a preferred option that will end it, but rather embrace death of the self that will transform it." 3) Blogs & Links a) From Collage Archive https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/advantage-lockdown-25050/ Excerpts: "I myself am facing a dilemma. I had revived my dead social media accounts when the Lockdown started as surplus time started affecting my sleep. Now, the trolls that flow into my pages have started affecting my sleep. I’m still staring at the wall calendar. The realisation that the calendar and the watch’ do not stop time is very valuable. Just as I don’t control anything around me. This may not be the only lesson the Lockdown has passed on. But how many of us will remember the lessons of Lockdown will remain a million dollars question. Or, will they also pass like the proverbial “Shmashanavairagyam” post-2020?" b) Most Discussed My Blog Post https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/lucky-with-food-and-blessings-30705/ was second in the "Most Discussed" category on April 3, 2021. The ranking is based on the number of online comments. F Jokes about Money https://trimblog.wpengine.com/20-actually-funny-jokes-about-money/ Like: Little Johnny is always teased by the other boys at school for being stupid. Whenever they make fun of Johnny, the other boys will offer him a nickel or a dime, and Johnny always takes the nickel. One day, after Johnny takes a nickel, Johnny’s friend, Billy, pulls him aside and asks, “Johnny, don’t you know by now that a dime is worth more than a nickel, even though the nickel is bigger?” A smile slowly comes over Johnny’s face. “Well,” he says, “they’d stop doing it if I took the dime, and so far I’ve made 20 bucks!” Dog Jokes https://www.care.com/c/stories/7403/the-40-funniest-dog-jokes-for-kids-of-all-age/ G Quotes about Easter https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/easter-quotes Like: "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow." -Robert H Goddard (Robert Hutchings Goddard was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket. Goddard successfully launched his rocket on March 16, 1926, which ushered in an era of space flight and innovation.)

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