Warrier's Collage May 14, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Friday MAY 14, 2021 Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier M Satsangam with Panchapagesan Sthairyam: 8th Quality: Steadfastness Gita XIII, Slokas 7 to 11 verses. 20 Qualities of a GNANI Steadfastness or Consistency denotes firmness, remaining unshaken even in the face of the greatest trials and tribulations, danger or sorrow, not an inch in any case from one’s sacred obligation and duty under the influence of lust, anger, fear or greed and the disappearance of all fickleness from the mind and intellect. It is that unwavering and determined firmness with which we maintain the vision of our goal and pour out all our efforts in attaining that end.. A GNANI negates the worldly entanglements and pursues the real Self within with uncompromising consistency of purpose. He regulates And channelizes all activities of his body, mind and intellect towards the supreme goal of Self-realization. Steadfastness or Consistency is one of the most important aspects of spiritual development. A quality which is fundamental lacking in our country. Indians will have to take to it seriously. The bulk of the community Is religious. They are sincere and devoted. But not consistent in their application and effort. Without consistency of purpose no spiritual Seeker can aspire to reach the state of Godhood.. V. T.Panchapagesan A Interaction 1) C V Subbaraman Mysuru Indian Epics and ancient literature give more importance to men over women who, it is regretted, relegate women to secondary position. Is that really so? Apparently so perhaps. Our scriptures pronounce: "Yatra Naaryaah pujyanthae, Ramathae thatra devataah". The lesson is loud and clear. If some villains treat women badly, who is to blame - the scriptures or the villains? In the exalted position are kept the wives of famous rishis - Vasishtha, Atri, and the like. The superiority of women was recognized and proven: how Anasuya converted the trimurtis into infants to feed them. Also we have the legend of Savitri who not only brought back her husband alive from the clutches of death but also who is revered and honoured every year by lakhs of women. There are also other women who wielded superior powers and held in esteem - Gaandhaari had such powers and even Lord Krishna was cursed by her and the Lord had to take and suffer the curse with a smile. Paanchaali was about to pronounce curse on the perpetrators of crime on her in public, but showed her greatness on the appeal of Gaandhaari. While King Dhritaraashtra asked Paanchaali to ask for boons one after the other, she tells the king that he has now powers to grant more than two - she told the king what is Raja Dharma. We have many such examples in our epics and ancient puraanaas and literature and one need not therefore feel that women were held or depicted in a lowly position. Naaree Shakti is great and Lord Shiva has half his body in feminine form. Is not Yashoda so great that she could even tie the Lord to a pounding wood (Ural) and make him beg for mercy? We have the most famous and meaningful soulstirring song: "Enna thavam Sheytanae, Yashoda!" * Subbaraman (*Link: https://youtu.be/_hjanE4edpk🙏-Warrier) 2) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Vayalar Rama Varma This is with reference to Dr Surendran's remarks about Vayalar. I too have heard what actor Mukesh said about the birth of the famous 'Chakravarthinee' song* in the film 'Chemparathi'. The episode I narrated related to the birth of the song 'Kurutthola perunalinu' in the film 'Inapraavukal' shot seven years earlier. If I remember correctly, the episode was narrated in the piece Muttathu Varkey wrote in connection with Vayalar's passing away in1975. Both episodes are likely to be correct, considering the poet's modus operandi as regards his song writing. He had a will-o'-the-wisp quality. It is said that film producers cruelly exploited him with the bottle. Here I wish to touch upon an incident that Bharathy Thampuratti, his widow, ruefully remembered in her memoirs. The poet, towards the end of his life, was one day lying in his bed. He wanted his two daughters to lie on either side of his. Most likely he was not that sober. So she did not permit the girls to do so. Within a few days he died! *Link: https://youtu.be/nNYoPxmydbA 3) Uzhuthra Warrier Mumbai ,I Mark Twain had no formal education like our Vaikam Mohmad Basheer and he can be considered as counterpart of Mark Twain in Malayalam. II Bharata Ratna ought to have been based on some outstanding work impacting the life of the poor and oppressed , suffering and helpless.But no criteria like that had been observed.Sachin Tendulkar was awarded that.But persons who brought gold in Olympics or selfless work like Baba Amte amidst leprosy patients was not considered. B Blogs and Links 1) Kalam, the teacher : M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/kalam-the-teacher-31965/ Excerpts: "I find ignited minds could very well double up as a ‘companion volume’ with ‘End of Poverty'* as the book explains the philosophy, vision and mission statement in the Indian context, which Sachs had left out. All through the 196 pages of the book, we feel the presence of Kalam, the scientist-turned-teacher. Individuals like Kalam, hundreds of them, through the ages, have ensured the survival of India insulating the country from total extinction despite efforts by external interests and divisive and corrupt forces from within. I leave it to scholars to research and find out, why the Indian leadership did not change to the extent expected by Kalam despite his being in Rashtrapati Bhavan for five years." *** "I leave it to my children and their children to update this narrative periodically, as I am unable to see the end of poverty so soon. Not because India doesn’t have enough resources to end poverty, but I don’t expect the greed to come down to tolerable levels as fast as it should!" 🙏-Warrier *End of Poverty: https://www.allencheng.com/the-end-of-poverty-book-summary-jeffrey-sachs/ 2) Sidestream Villain*: Dr Tiny Nair Sidestream Villain: https://thg.page.link/RVuAWHZ577Bcpx756 Excerpts: "It is said that “a cigarette is a stick with a fire at one end and a fool at the other”. As the smoker inhales, the tip of the burning cigarette glows, increasing the temperature to a very high degree; the products of the burning tobacco travels down his windpipe down to his lungs. We call it the mainstream smoke. In contrast, 85% of the smoke produced by a cigarette is generated while it is passively burning: the sidestream smoke. Surprisingly, the sidestream smoke emits toxic chemicals such as 2-napthylamine, N-nitroso-diethyamine, 4-aminobiphenyl and carbon monoxide, in concentrations higher than the mainstream smoke, making it more dangerous. Despite being inhaled by the passive smoker in less concentrations, the sidestream smoke with its smaller particle size, higher condensate and the lower burning temperature produce an overall effect far more toxic than the mainstream smoke. Try dipping your face in a bucket of water and you would feel instantly suffocated; your heart would race faster. But as a professional diver takes a deep dive, his heart rate actually slows down in an effort to conserve oxygen supply. This “diver’s reflex” is naturally present in aquatic mammals such as dolphins." (*Link Courtesy: Dr Tiny Nair PRS Hospital Thiruvananthapuram) 3) People Mini Krishnan https://www.huffpost.com/archive/in/entry/mini-krishnan-books-oup-translation_in_5f4912bac5b6cf66b2b70f5d C Happiness: Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/happiness?amp "Feeling joyful has its health perks as well. A growing body of research also suggests that happiness can improve your physical health; feelings of positivity and fulfillment seem to benefit cardiovascular health, the immune system, inflammation levels, and blood pressure, among other things. Happiness has even been linked to a longer lifespan as well as a higher quality of life and well-being. Attaining happiness is a global pursuit. Researchers find that people from every corner of the world rate happiness more important than other desirable personal outcomes, such as obtaining wealth, acquiring material goods, and getting into heaven." D Books by M G Warrier, Ex-General Manager, Reserve Bank of India 1) Restoring TRUST in Governance (Notion Press Chennai, 2020) https://www.amazon.in/dp/1636335896/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_CT2A8WZC5SJRZCQ9VFSG 2) India's Decade of Reforms (Notion Press Chennai 2014) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B079P56273/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_2Y5CDXFCD1D19CCFYGMZ 3) Chasing Inclusive Growth (Notion Press, 2018) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07B527VZY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_1CCMD7ZRNCHN97GGS2ND This is the eBook version of "Banking Reforms and Corruption" (Sampark, 2014) Excerpts: "Warrier is a doughty champion of lost causes and has waged a ceaseless battle against bad practices in the world of banking and industry. He retired as General Manger from the RBI and his over thirty years valuable service there has invested his writings with authority and extraordinary scholarship." 4) Other Books Details can be accessed @ M G Warrier's Author Page/Amazon.com E Book Review Red Amaryllis: Denise E Jacobs https://www.readersdigest.co.uk/culture/books/book-reviews/a-warning-from-the-future-of-nuclear-destruction Excerpts: "Back in my early 20s I would have been hugely cynical if I had been introduced to anyone claiming to be a genuine psychic. However, I had no choice but to re-evaluate my position when, in the early 1980s, I, myself, started receiving premonitions. So, I find myself in this peculiar position where I am sharing a true story which, I believe, proves there is a life beyond this life. Not only does it amaze friends and strangers alike if they become the recipients of this psychic guidance but it also still amazes me each time I am able to pass along accurate messages and information to others that I could never know about without being fed the evidence from a higher realm. I really don’t take myself too seriously but passing along messages which provide insight into the past, present, and even future, never stops being remarkable. I’m often asked how it works and, if I’m honest, I don’t really know. These messages can take several forms, but they’re always centred around emotions and senses. Sometimes I see images; other times I hear audible clues, and sometimes it’s even a smell—but every time I receive guidance it’s to help prove to people that life doesn’t simply end here." F Leisure Emperor's daughter https://madrascourier.com/biography/zeb-un-nissa-rebel-sufi-poetess-the-daughter-of-emperor-aurangzeb/ "Four things are necessary to make me happy — wine and flowers and a running stream and the face of the beloved. Again, and again, she recited the couplet; suddenly she came upon Aurangzeb, on a marble platform under a tree close by, wrapped in meditation. She was seized with fear, thinking he might have heard her profane words; but, as if she had not noticed him, she went on chanting as before, but with the second line changed, ‘Four things are necessary for happiness — prayers and fasting and tears and repentance’!" G Bhagavad-Gita and reincarnation https://krishna.org/understanding-reincarnation/ The lesson here is, one should entertain pleasant and positive attitude and thoughts on an ongoing basis, to remain inspired, happy, healthy and peaceful. In which case, one need not worry much about faith and spirituality 🙏

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