Warrier's Collage May 13, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE Thursday MAY 13, 2021 Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Hide quoted text 1) Charlie Chaplin said: https://youtu.be/qMNW40ElUjc (S K Gupta Panchkula shared a similar, more interesting video 🙏-Warrier) Hide quoted text 2) Dance by Manju Warrier (5 years ago) https://youtu.be/GAxHhQEtsYA (Link Selected by: M G Warrier) Satsangam with Panchapagesan Saucham... Purity the 7th quality Gita.. Chapter XIII. 7th to 11 slokas GNANI having 20 qualities Saucham means Purity. Purity of money is secured by honest and truthful dealings, while purity of diet is ensured by food procured through well-earned money.. Conduct is purified by correct and appropriate behavior, and the body is purified by cleaning it with water, Earth, etc.. All this is external purity... Internal purity comes when the mind gets purged of all evils such as partiality and prejudice, chicanery and dissimulation etc.. Purity or Cleanliness should be maintained externally as well as at all levels of our personality..The environment within our control should be spotless..Our physical body clean, slim and trim. Our mind cleansed of selfish desires..and clinging attachments.. Our intellect entertaining pure and sublime thoughts... Vasanas are our unmanifest thoughts and desires The supreme self within us..Our Godhead..is covered by the dirt of Vasanas.. When we remove them, we attain Godhood... Man minus Vasanas Equals God..God plus Vasanas equals Man.. Our mission in life should therefore be directed to the purification of our inner personality..by getting rid of Vasanas , thoughts and desires.. V T Panchapagesan A 1) Mailing of Warrier's Collage Till yesterday, Collage was being copied to the RBI Retirees Group Rbichennaifriends (Moderator B Chandriah, Cheñnai) As that Group is considering some internal changes in regards to transmission of mails, Collage will not be sent to the group till clarity emerges.. Members who are not in Exrbites Group may access Collage @ www.warriersblog.com M G Warrier Mumbai 2) Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady Today's (May 12, 2021) Collage has a variety of delicacies.... Vayalar, the legendary poet....I have heard a slightly different version from actor Mukesh. Pedro jokes (though we have heard some of them often)... Worth reading again for a hearty smile on your face. I am in the next compartment...is an excellent psychological post. Between two seas also.. good message. Footprints in the sand. This message, I used to mention during my talks for the students of Plus 2. 👌I repeat... today's Collage mimicked a Special supplement. (Thanks 🙏-Collage) 3) R Jayakumar Mumbai I went through the article titled 'Indian Epics Get a Feminist Makeover' by Charukeshi Ramadurai. The author, from her point of view as a woman, discusses how in ancient Epics the place of women is always depicted as one that is totally subordinate to men. This type of giving greater importance to men can be seen in other ancient religious texts, like the Bible also. Religious texts of most of the religions were composed thousands of years ago and reflect the life style of the people of that period. Women didn't feel liberated in society at that time and it was the patriarch of the society who was in charge of all important aspects of community life. Hence the literatures of the ancient period portray women's role as that of subordinate to men. But over the years the system has gradually changed and the women of today feel equally important and powerful like men in the society. The ancient texts can not be rewritten and renamed to suit the present day. Since religious writings of ancient authors have the power to enforce moral values in life of the present and future generations, the best thing is to interpret and understand them in the light of our present day views and practices and accept their religious values. 2) Also liked the forward received from Shri A Chandramauleeswaran about the difference in the salt contents in the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee and the moral lesson behind it. The Sea of Galilee and the Jordan river have significant mentions in the Bible. Jesus grew up in the country of Galilee and he started his public ministry in the shores of the Sea of Galilee and his major speeches were delivered in and around the Sea of Galilee. He found and chose most of his twelve apostles in the area around the Sea of Galilee. R Jayakumar 4) Bank Customer Alert: From SBI https://zeenews.india.com/personal-finance/sbi-customers-alert-bank-shares-5-areas-of-concern-dont-be-a-victim-of-fraud-2361432.html 5) "Pen is mightier than sword" They say 'pen is mightier than sword'. Of late we find persons with no skill to use either pen or sword using the virtual keyboard for negative motives. We have to be vigilant about such Media Activism. Collage has so far remained insulated from such meddling. But, like mutual funds, past performance is no guarantee for future success. Add 'S' to "word" with care. M G Warrier Mumbai B Bharat Ratna: V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honour given by the President of India. I will be very happy if anyone among the readers of the Collage gets it for some exceptional work. So far only two non-Indians have got the Bharat Ratna award : Abdul Gaffar Khan(Pakistan) and Nelson Mandela(South Africa), the latter, in1990 for his untiring fight against the notorious Apartheid policy of the South African government. As for awarding Bharat Ratna to outside celebrities, I have two doubts: First, is the name an appropriate one? Second, is it proper to confer it while the person is alive? Bharat Ratna means 'Jewel of Bharat', just as 'Nava Ratna' means the nine jewels in king Vikramaditya's court of whom Kalidasa was one. 'Vaidyaratna' means' jewel among vaidyas'. Thus Mandela after1990 was a jewel of India. Although, by conferring the award, India meant that he deserved to be a jewel of the world, the name of the award does not convey that sense. In a well-known quatrain N V KrishnaWarrier, the Malayalam scholar-cum-poet, defined a world citizen thus: Evide manushyanu changala kaikalil Angen kaikal nontheedukayam. Engo mardanam avide praharam Veezhuvathente puratthaakunnu. (Where man is hand-cuffed, there my hands ache. Where man is beaten severely, the beating hands fall on my back.) We are tempted to honour such a person belonging to another country as, by doing so, we are actually honouring ourselves. But, if that person belongs to a country not very friendly to us, we are in a way placing that person in an embarrassing position restricting also his freedom of action. Boris Pasternak's case is before us. How much he suffered on account of his getting the Nobel Prize in1958 for his Dr.Zhivago! Consider this: If South Africa, when Mandela was President or after his relinquishing that position, were attacked by a dictator of another African country, will not common sense ( not diplomacy) require us to save our jewel? Bharat Ratna does not, unlike the Nobel Prize, carry any cash. A foreigner does not have any use for the privileges attached to it. He or she does not bother if the ranking is with the Chief Justice or Speaker of Lok Sabha. Considering these factors, it looks wiser to bestow our highest civilian award to a non-Indian, only posthumously, though done very rarely. The name then will not do any harm. C Current Affairs Character in a Crisis! https://brandequity.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/ics-2021-crisis-does-not-create-character-it-reveals-it/82513511 Excerpts: "We are going to see how each one of you have shown class and shown respectability in your communications and fought this battle with internal and external stakeholders to bring in brand love, which I think has been such a rare commodity in these days,” said Paresh Chaudhry, chief brand Custodian - AEML, Adani Group as he opened the floor to the panelists to introduce themselves. Dwelling around brand character and speaking about how midsize and large companies had to let go off employees, Chaudhry asked the panelists to share their views. “Crisis brings out the best in us,” Sarah Jane King, country communications manager, IKEA India said. She added that when one first hears this, he thinks it can really be true, but he has to go back to that purpose." D Kalam's speech (uploaded 5 years ago) at IIMA: Dynamics of Leadership https://youtu.be/IdvdA8t3LxI Essence of leadership: Dr. Kalam commenced his speech by stating that he was always delighted to address a gathering of positive minds, at the best management school in India. He then asked the PGPX students to reflect for a moment as to why they put their well-paying professions aside to study to at IIMA. Describing core traits of individuals at various stages of their life, he said that a child would say “You give me”, a teenager would say “I want to do it alone”, an experienced person would say “Let us do it together” while a Leader should say “What can I give you”. This ability of a leader to put the cause of others ahead of himself is what really distinguishes him / her from others. Dr. Kalam eloquently quoted verses from ancient Indian scriptures, and drew from the wealth of knowledge in them to unambiguously show how India had played the role of a guru for rest of the world over past millennia. He said that for a happy, beautiful, prosperous and resurgent India, it needed this class of leaders to surge ahead. He asked the audience to re-think what they have done or would be doing to become a guru who can “Give to others”. What worked yesterday will not work today: Dr. Kalam mentioned that yesterday natural resources defined power, today knowledge resources define power; hierarchy was the model of yesterday, today now synergy is the mandate; yesterday, leaders commanded and controlled, today leaders empower and coach; yesterday seniority commanded respect and status, today creativity drives status; yesterday production determined availability, today competitiveness is the key; yesterday value was extra, today value is everything; yesterday everyone was a competitor, today everyone is a customer; yesterday profits were earned through expediency, today individuals will have to work with integrity and succeed with integrity. Linkage between economic development and creative leadership: He then switched gears and established the linkage between economic development and creative leadership. He mentioned that in today’s context India needs leaders who are not just commanders but also coaches, a director who is a delegator and a manager who can also be a mentor. The nation needs creative leadership at its cores i to evolve a large ecosystem for holistic economic development. Nations economic development is powered by competitiveness; competitiveness is powered by knowledge power; knowledge power is a result of technology and innovation; technology and innovation is powered by resource investment; resource investment is powered by return on investment; return on investment is powered by revenue; revenue is powered by volume and repeat sales; volume and repeat sales is powered by customer loyalty; customer loyalty is powered by quality and value; quality and value come from employee productivity and innovation; employee productivity and innovation comes from employee loyalty; employee loyalty is driven by employee satisfaction; employee satisfaction comes from good working environment; good working environment comes from management innovation; management innovation comes from creative leadership. This completes the cycle that connects economic development and creative leadership. Leadership requirements of today: He emphasised that a leader must have a vision for the organisation and the passion to realise and transform a vision into action. He / she must be able to venture unexplored paths, and must know how to manage success and failure. Handling failure was most important. A true leader absorbs failure and shares success with others. Dr. Kalam also reminded students emphasised that ethics are fundamental and quoted a verse from Quran which states that “When the Almighty appoints a person to a position, he takes care of his provision. If a person takes anything beyond that, it is an illegal gain and hence unethical.” He also recollected a childhood experience when he was scolded by his father for accepting a basket containing a dhoti, some sweets, fruits and a tambulam from an unknown visitor who knocked on their home when his parents were performing namaz. He had not known that earlier in the day, his father had become a sarpanch and so these gifts amounted to misuse of position, which was unethical. Leaders today need to empower themselves and others with knowledge; knowledge which is the sum total of creativity, righteousness in heart and courage. He went on to say that where there is righteousness in heart, there is beauty in character; where there is beauty in character, there is harmony in home; where there is harmony in home, there is order in the nation; where there is order in the nation, there is peace in world. Finally Dr. Kalam concluded by putting forth his vision, which called for an integrated action for development of India. He mentioned that our nation needs leaders at least in the following 5 areas for holistic development. Agriculture and agro food processing Education and healthcare especially for women Information and communication technologies Infrastructure and power Self reliance in critical technologies and strategic industries LLC😂 E Story Time with Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things 'in order,' she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her. 'There's one more thing,' she said excitedly.. 'What's that?' came the Pastor's reply. 'This is very important,' the young woman continued, 'I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.' The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say. That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young woman asked. 'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,' said the Pastor. The young woman explained. 'My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.' It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming...like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!' So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's with the fork?' Then I want you to tell them, 'Keep your fork ..the best is yet to come.' The Pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of Heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what Heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming. At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand.. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, 'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled. During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either. He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork, let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come. Vathsala Jayaraman F Journey Jokes https://www.familyfuncanada.com/halifax/18-hilarious-kid-friendly-travel-jokes-next-family-road-trip/ Copyright notice: “Hey- that’s my joke!” Most of these jokes were told verbally to the author, by her 7 year old daughter who just loves joke books! Others were adapted from travel jokes found on the i nternet, with so many sources and various versions, that it is hard to pinpoint an original source. If you really do think that one of these gems is “your joke”, please let us know! G Leadership Quotes for Dynamic Leaders https://magnovo.com/leadership-quotes/amp/ Like: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~Mark Twain (Samuel Langhourn Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humourist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced," and William Faulkner called him "the father of American Literature". His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter often called "The Great American Novel")


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