Warrier's Collage May 16, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE Sunday Light MAY 16, 2021 1) Agre Pashyami...P Leela https://youtu.be/KUffn-CXm98 2) Narayaneeyam https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/narnarayaneeyam-remembering-melputhur-narayana-bhatathiri/m-lite (Links Selected by: M G Warrier Mumbai) Good Morning Yesterday, after enjoying the song "Chole ke peeche...", a reader enquired whether it will not affect the saintly reputation of Collage. I said saintliness is only an entry pass in Collage. Now see A 6πŸ™ Happy Birthday to all readers who have Birthday during the week ending May 22, 2021 M G Warrier M Satsangam with Panchapagesan Indriyartheshu Vairagyam: Dispassion towards sense objects, 10th quality. Gita XIII, Slokas 7 to 11.. 20 qualities of a GNANI Indriyarthesu Vairagyam denotes complete absence of attachment For all the objects of enjoyment of this world and the next in the form of sound, touch, color, taste and smell, which are relished by the mind And the senses, and which though ignorantly regarded as a source of delight are really productive of sorrow... A man’s dispassion towards sense objects is not judged by the extent of his conduct with or enjoyment of them. It is his mental attitude towards them. When a man puts sense objects in their proper place, understands their fleeting and sorrow-ridden nature and recognizes their futility in life’s Mission he is said to have a dispassion for them. Lord Krishna is described in the scriptures as having closely associated with Gopis. Yet he is known as a NITYA - BRAHMACHARI, perpetual celibate. Sage Durvasa is said to have consumed large quantities of food and yet he is known as a NITYA-UPAVASI, perpetually on a fast. When we have a passion for sense objects but do not possess and enjoy them we get frustrated and agitated. When we indulge in sense objects Indiscriminately, the enjoyment that we derive from the object reduces after each contact. Finally we end up not enjoying it at all but still pursue the object...The object does not give us any pleasure but we still need the object because without it we are agitated. Such is the case of a chain smoker or an alcoholic.... Life is not meant for mere sense gratification. There are far higher values of life. They produce greater joy. Let us learn and practice them. Then our sensual desires will dry up. We will develop a dispassion for sense objects. V T Panchapagesan A Interaction 1) S Nallasivan Hyderabad In praise of Collage πŸ™ Dear Friends All views expressed in Collage, including those of M G Warrier are personal....... M G Warrier Normally, Editors including those of the most popular magazines/journals never carry spine like Warrier, the author of Collage to boldly assert. They shy away from owning what has been written in their publication and save themselves and declare that the views expressed are only that of the Writer. Shri Warrier also could have spelt clearly that the choice/ preference of men and material too are that of M.G.Warrier. I am fortunate in one way, daily I am getting the "Collage", yes four, through personal e-mail, Whatsapp, and of course through the two RBI Retirees Group. Strange but true that it took Christ three days for resurrection. The Group strangely outdid and got resurrected in less number of days. Coming back to the Collage, Warrier always complain about constraints of space. After accommodating all his favourite authors, he finds no space to spare. I am one waiting for long to get a space in the Collage, to tell my near and dear that I found my name in print in the Collage, as a Souvenir. Shri Warrier could have easily accommodated me, though not in all the four received by me at least in one such of the Edition of the Collage received. I have already sent to him regular simple routine post, and drawing inspiration from my deep perusal of daily edition, stories from mythology, story written by me almost comparable to Charles Dickens, Jokes of all genre though not in the class of Shri A P Ramadurai. I had posted a story of even Krishna against his vows taking any arms, shot not one but four arrows, told in Uddhava Gita, and last but not the least the 11 predictions made by none other than Vyasa on Kaliyuga in the epic Mahabharat . All Shri Warrier has to do, as he is the master why dictator as far as the contents and coverage of the Collage, filter from the overflowing Dust Bin and those contributed by the most unfortunate man. One man had always wanted to be a Doctor and work in the Medical College but he was not successful in making an entry to any of the Medical Colleges however hard he had tried. He wanted his presence in the Medical College by hook or crook. Then one wise friend counseled him that there is an easy way to reach the anatomy table of a Medical College. All he has to do is to donate his body to a Medical College after his death. I am sure the message in the story is too obvious and reach Warrier. S Nallasivan (Other readers, please pardon. This is how Nallasivan and I interact. His write-up on Warrier's Collage and Warrier Family was included in Collage on May 7. Subsequently he has sent several mails encouraging and supporting Collage. Nallasivan is one of the founder members of the "Collage Fans"* who support me in days of adversity. Many Thanks to all who are keeping the Collage going πŸ™-Warrier) *Read Collage regularly to know more about them. 2) R Parthasarathy No disputing that Manusmriti is an ancient legal document based on social reality of its times.. It could be a compilation of rules formulated from out of customs / practices prevalent during the particular period. There could have been many Manus, who were contributors / interpolators to the Code. Or Manu himself could be a historical fiction. Ambedkar like any of us, has a set of ideas / prejudices, based on his being, exposure, study, conception etc. Somehow he is not comfortable with Manu' s views on women and their rights. He discerns his set of arguments based on his inferences. And puts forth his viewpoint that all was well before Manu and he ( Manu ) ordained woman's subjugation. Ambedkar is no ordinary scholar. His inference shall have some concrete evidences either textual or historical. R Parthasarathy (This was in response to my off the cuff remark: "Manusmriti (MS) is an ancient legal text or 'dharmashastra' of Hinduism. It describes the social system from the time of the Aryans. This country had, by all accounts, an advanced civilisation and culture at the time, dating back to 3500 BC, even to 6000 or 8000 BC, according to some historians." Though I have a lot of respect for Ambedkar and his contribution to the evolution of India's Constitution, I'm not so sure about his sense of history and knowledge of ancient India's heritage to speak with authority about pre-MANU India. Not marking to Group" M G Warrier πŸ™-Warrier) 3) C V Subbaraman Mysuru I agree with Shri P K K Nair on his views,although I am a small time past cricketer myself and have been an ardent of the game (and not necessarily of the individual statistics makers) and believe in "playing cricket" in every walk of life. In our country there is a Khel Ratna award to honour individual performers in games and sports and that should be adequate; there is no need to misuse the Bharat Ratna awards on them. But we have tolerated those who have conferred this award on themselves, proclaiming in effect "I am a Bharat Ratna"!! 4) Vivek Amin Nagpur I P K K Nair-ji everyone is entitled to her/his own views. The only thing about Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar is that the then government was too eager to give the coverted award at an early age to him. II There is a usage "it's raining Cats & Dogs". Do we know how this phase has come. In England the buildings have terrace water draining pipes of bigger diameters. This is to avoid any obstacles during winter as detailed hereunder. During heavy snow-fall days or very low temperatures in winter cats and dogs take shelter in those pipes having enough space to avoid biting cold. But during those chilling winter days if it rains somewhat heavy, the water gushes out through pipes and with it takes out cats and dogs hiding inside pipes. This explanation was given by non other than Crickter Siddhu during cricket commentary when a match was played in England. However, I still feel that during heavy floods and clouds burst the newspaper headlines should read as " It rained Elephants & Hippopotamus" 5) V N Kelkar Mumbai Referring to C (May 15) and the report @ https://www.mumbailive.com/en/civic/non-cleaning-of-suburbs-to-mumbai-municipal-corporation-62711 Mumbaikars at 'RAMBHAROSE' in so far as annual ritual of gutter cleaning is concerned. I do not find any such work going on in our area though monsoon is round the corner. 6) R Jayakumar Mumbai Chole ke piche kya hai..... I was rather surprised to see the above song included at the beginning of today's Collage which otherwise usually is a song in divine praise or a talk on positive attitude. This song was considered notorious at the time of the release of the film because of its somewhat vulgar meaning and vulgar picturisation and for being a part of a picture named Khalnayak (anti hero ) when the hero was accused of terrorism and in police custody. But luckily I followed Mr Warrier's advice to check out what the song really is by opening the next link. The link opened to an article writen by one Genevieve Valentine presenting the song as a masterpiece creation by producer Subhash Ghai. With wit and fun she has described the filming of the song elaborately and in between giving the gist of the full script of the film and some interesting news about the making of the film. Though a little long it not only made me to read it in one go but also induced me to send a response. Those who like films and have seen the film Khalnayak will certainly enjoy reading it. I have watched this film on multiple times but I had never understood that the main plot. But while reading the article I realised that the film is about catching a criminal who escaped from jail and was headed for Singapore. I was wondering how this song has escaped the attention of Mr PPR Sir and how wonderfully Mr Sitendra Kumar Sir would have written an impressive review of this song. R Jayakumar (Thanks for your studied response πŸ™-Warrier) B Readers' Contribution 1) Zohnerism* Why we need to avoid watching too much of breaking news & panel discussions on TV news channels nowadays!? Because, they all follow "Zohnerism"!!! What is this notorious concept of Zohnerism? Zohnerism- is all about twisting of simple facts to confuse people! To know more about it, please read this: In 1997, 14 year old Nathan Zohner presented his science fair project to his classmates, seeking to ban a highly toxic chemical from its everyday use. The chemical in question? Dihydrogen monoxide. Throughout his presentation, Zohner provided his audience scientifically correct evidence as to why this chemical should be banned. He explained that dihydrogen monoxide: -----Causes severe burns while it’s in gas form. -----Corrodes and rusts metal. -----Kills countless amounts of people annually. -----Is commonly found in tumors, acid rain etc. -----Causes excessive urination and bloating if consumed. -----Zohner also noted that the chemical is able to kill you if you depend on it and then experience an extended withdrawal. He then asked his classmates if they actually wanted to ban dihydrogen monoxide. And so, 43 out of the 50 children present voted to ban this clearly toxic chemical. However… this chemical isn’t typically considered toxic at all. In fact, dihydrogen monoxide is simply H2O, which is nothing but water. Nathan Zohner’s experiment wasn’t a legitimate attempt to ban water, but instead an experiment to get a representation of how gullible people can really be. Also, all of the points that Zohner used to convey his point were 100% factually correct; he just skewed all of the information in his favour by omitting certain facts. In recognition of his experiment, journalist James K. Glassman coined the term "Zohnerism" to refer to "the use of a true fact to lead a scientifically and mathematically ignorant public to a false conclusion". And this occurs a lot more often than you think, especially when politicians, conspiracy theorists, etc., use proven facts to persuade people into believing false claims. The fact that people can mislead, and be misled so easily, is highly unsettling. A very meaningful sensible WhatsApp forward that applies to today's world more than anytime before. *Forward received from Kiran Warrier Mumbai 2) Math puns*: 1. Why was the fraction apprehensive about marrying the decimal? Because he would have to convert. 2. Why do plants hate maths? It gives them square roots. 3. Why did the student get upset when his teacher called him average? It was a mean thing to say! 4. Why was the maths book depressed? It had a lot of problems. 5. Why is the obtuse triangle always so frustrated? Because it is never right. 6. Why can you never trust a maths teacher holding graphing paper? He must be plotting something. 7. Why was the equal sign so humble? Because she knew she wasn’t greater than or less than anyone else. 8.Did you hear the one about the statistician? Probably. 9.What do you call students who love maths? Algebros. 10. I’ll do algebra, I’ll do trig. I’ll even do statistics. But graphing is where I draw the line! 11. Why are parallel lines so tragic if they have so much in common? It’s a shame they’ll never meet. 12. How do you stay warm in any room? Just huddle in the corner, where it’s always 90 degrees. 13. Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven eight ( "ate") nine! 14. Why does nobody talk to a circle? Because there is no point. 3) Infuse Enthusiasm*... Play the battle Drums....... A king had many elephants, but one elephant was very powerful, very obedient, sensible and skillful in fighting skills. In many wars, he was sent on the battlefield and he used to return only after getting victory to the king. Therefore, he was the most loved elephant of the king. Time went by and there came a time when the elephant started getting old. Now he was not able to perform as before. Therefore, now the kings did not even send him to the battlefield but still remain a part of his team. One day the elephant went to the lake to drink water, but his feet got stuck in the mud there and then went on sinking. He tried a lot, but he could not remove himself from the mud. People came to know from the sound of his screams that the elephant was in trouble. The news of the trapping of the elephant also reached the king. All the people, including the king, gathered around the elephant and made various efforts to get him out. But after trying for a long time, there was no way out. At that time, Gautama Buddha was passing on the road. Gautam Buddha first inspected the site of the incident and then suggested to the king that the battle drums should be played around the lake. The listeners felt bizarre how the trapped elephant would come out by playing the drums. As soon as the drums of war started ringing, so did the change in the gesture of that troubled elephant. At first, the elephant slowly stood up and then came out of the mud on his own, shocking everyone. Gautama Buddha made it clear to everyone that: Moral : There was no lack of physical ability of the elephant, only the need to infuse enthusiasm within it- to maintain enthusiasm in life, it is necessary that humans maintain purposeful thinking & mindset and do not let despair dominate ... In today’s challenging times ; we all need to enthuse ourselves & people around us with Hope & Enthusiasm by playing if need be the battle drums that we will again Celebrate Abundance of good health, Joy & Happiness tomorrow !! *2&3 Forwards received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady C Time Machine? Back to the past?: https://thg.page.link/1uiPhAt5mVfQLYFp9 BLink Story: Excerpts: "A fortnight later, Dad put down his toast at breakfast time and said, “You kids have been having a tough time indoors — how about we use this machine I’ve invented that travels long distances in minutes, and go to the hills? You’ll love the open air…” “You mean it’s not a time machine?” asked Shreya. Dad shook his head, puzzled. “Whatever gave you that idea?” he asked. “No, we can just go some 100 to 200 kilometres away and hike in the nearby hills…” She and Kabir exchanged a look — and then both of them said together, ‘No! NO! No hikes!’" D Story Time with Vathsala Jayaraman PRATYANGIRA Lord Narasimha wanted to come back to his beautiful Vishnu Swaroopa after killing Hiranyakashipu.As requested by devas, Lord Shiva took the form of Sharabheswara. According to Shiva Purana Sharabha was a fierce looking creature. It had the wings and beak of a bird, body of a lion, sharp teeth, many legs and huge arms. It had sharp claws and was blazing fire. Its voice was like thousands of thunders striking together and the three eyes were like raging fire. Having achieved the purpose of killing Hiranyakashipu,Lord Vishnu could not restore his original form since the taste of the demon's blood could not leave him easily.As requested by devas Shiva had to take a more dangerous Sarabha form to subdue the anger of Lord Narasimha.A battle ensued where Narasimha tried to strike Sarabha only to realise that Sharabha was invincible and that he was none other than Lord Shiva .Narasimha was subdued and praised Lord Sharabheswara. There are many temples with Sarabheswara as the presiding deity or with a special sannithi for sarabha deva. Tribhuvanam near Kumbakonam is famous for sarabhadeva worship. II There is another legend that sharabheswara's two wings were Devi Shoolini and Devi Pratyangira. Lord Sharabheswara's efforts and Devi Shoolini's efforts could not control Lord Narasimha. Devi Pratyangira was released from his wings and took the female form of Narasimha and calmed down Lord Nara Simha. She is also known as Narasimhika [in Kali sahasranama Stotram). The Pratyangira aspect of the Divine has been a bit of a secret for most of these past ages. Many believed that direct experience with this energy was reserved for Saints and Rishis. Two Rishis in the ancient times, Pratyangira and Angiras, in their deep meditation, discovered this goddess through her Moola Mantra in the ethereal waves of the sound current. And though this Mother is nameless, she honored these Rishis by giving the blessings to be named after them. She has hence been known as Sri Maha Pratyangira Devi. Pratyangira comes from a deep, deep place within the Divine Mother; an area simply known as the Void. In the Void there are no thoughts of fear, or pain, or loss, or want, or time, or even space… just the warmth of the Mother's love. Pratyangira sadhana is done mainly to protect one from attacks of black magic and to prosper in life. It will help people who try to achieve Moksha (Final liberation). Advantages of this sadhana are too many. It is told that if her mantra is used to harm others for material gains and settle enmity it can react and adversely affect the person performing such rites.This mantra should not be used for trivial purposes. It is a ugra sadhana. The Mother Goddess is also called 'Atharvana Bhadra Kali', because she is the guardian of our Atharvana Vedam that holds the secret of Mantras Tantras Yantras from good to evil. The most detailed source for worshipping Devi Pratyangira is Meru Tantra. Her Character is straight forward and wherein mistakes are committed by anyone, she is quick to punish them. But she is also quick to forgive one who seeks solace in her and remains a true devotee. Thus the Mother Goddess, who is Maha Shakthi herself, is the most wonderful mother you can have. . She is said to have destroyed Sarabheswara's arrogance also. She who is the Ferocious Half Human Half Lion of Courage. It is said that when Narashimhika shakes her Lion's Mane, she throws the stars into disarray. She is enveloped as bliss in the letter "Ksham". Sri Pratyangira Devi is also associated with Sri Chakra. She is considered to be a powerful repellent of the influences generated by witchcraft. In Sri Chakra worship, she protects the devotees against all odds and guides him/her along the right path. In some image she is shown as dark complexion, terrible in aspect, having a lion's face with reddened eyes and riding a lion, entirely undressed or wearing black garments, she wears garland of human skulls; her hair strands on end, and she holds a trident, a serpent in the form of a noose, a hand-drum and a skull in her four hands. There are a few temples having a sannithi for Pratyangira.Homam is done with tons of red chillies on The midnight of New Moon Day.Now a days lot of such homams are performed during Election times praying for the defeat of opponent. Vathsala Jayaraman E Travel: Udupi Temple, Church or Rock? https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blink/takeaway/udupi-unplugged/article34555369.ece Excerpts: WIDE Karnataka’s best known tourist destination offers a melange of experiences across drama, faith, heritage, food and adventure for the discerning traveller * If Udupi were a person, it would have multiple personalities * On the one hand, Udupi is synonymous with the Sri Krishna Matha, making it a revered pilgrim spot; on the other hand, its many beaches make it a destination for leisure and adventure * It is believed that the St Mary’s islands, off the coast of Malpe, were formed when Madagascar, which was attached to India, got separated owing to volcanic activity millions of years ago F Leisure 1) Appreciation* Dear Chandraiah, Thank God "Group Mails" are now restored. Ever since I read your mail about the discontinuance, I was brooding over the impending vacuum. The group mails lately had become my main reading. Indeed a great relief and I am very happy that I will continue to have the pleasure of reading the scholarly mails of Shri PPR, Madam Vathsala, Shri JS, Shri Nallasivam, Shri Sendil, Shri Chittanandam, Shri Mohandas, Shri Badri, Shri Kalpanadasn, Shri V.Subramanian, Shri Ethiraj, our Subbu Sir, Shri Ramadurai and so many others My folders are full of some of their invaluable mails preserved for reading again and again. The contents of many of these mails form part of my periodical exchange of views with my dear friend Shri Krishnan at Madurai. Honestly, Warrier's Collage has lent extraordinary value addition to the already excellent and thought provoking mails of our group. Often I get lost admiring the excellence of Shri Babusenan and Shri Ramasubramanian in the same way as I had enjoyed the brilliant lectures of the latter years ago. Dr.Vinda Karandikar is one of my most revered Gurus and our PPR's write-up on him some time before is a treasured gift to me which I keep reading whenever I am reminded of the Janpeeth Award winner's honey-coated lectures on the Principles of Literary Criticism at the Bombay University Club House. Real treasure for which I remain indebted to our respected PPR. Had it not been for some of the mails of our Chittanandan, I would not have visited Srivanjiyam, Thiruvenkadu and other great neighboring temples. Dear Chandraiah, I am only throwing a very small hint on the importance of our group mails which have established very high standards. Not that you are not aware but I understand you had other constraints and compulsions. Now that you are assured of the requisite or expected restraints, you can surely take that weight off your head and continue with your service. Thanks a lot Chandraiah and I am grateful to you. Best regards, *Received from V Rajamani via Group mail. Referring to a proposal to close Rbichennaifriends, a RBI Retirees' email Group operating from Chennai. B Chandriah is the Group Moderator. Congratulations, Chandriah!πŸ‘πŸ™ (Was wondering, how many of us can appreciate good work done by people whom we do not know personally, with love and affection in the manner Rajamani has done here!πŸ™-Warrier) 2) Appraisal* Confidential reports 1) He never commits the same mistake twice. But commits all of them once. 2) School master on a student suspected to be copying-Smith is steadily forging ahead. 3) A wealthy businessman suddenly fell in love with a girl and wanted to marry her. As an abundant caution, he engaged a detective agency to check the girl's background. Sure enough, he got a report shortly. It said the girl was o.k. except that of late she was often seen in the company of businessman with doubtful integrity 4) He can explain in 14 pages what can be done in 5 sentences *Received from A P Ramadurai CheΓ±nai 3) Heaven of a hell* Bertrand Russell was sent to Hell.There was excellent food and drinks. AC and best furniture and bed and every thing for comfort. Thinking that by mistake he was sent to heaven where all the comforts are available, he asked Yama as to why he did not send him to hell where he could get some scrap of paper and pen if not books which nobody seldom asks for. Yama said: "Where do you think you are now?" *Received from Uzhuthra Warrier Mumbai G Quotes about Sunday https://sayingimages.com/sunday-quotes/ Like: On this special Sunday, remember to put a smile on your face and have some fun. Enjoy yourself and go out* with your friends and family to show them how much you missed them during the working days. Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ( Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and was one of the Fireside Poets from New England) (*Follow local C-Protocols. Carry spare masksπŸ™-Collage)

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