Warrier's COLLAGE May 26, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday MAY 26, 2021 Mythology/Philosophy/Spirituality : 1) Vedas https://youtu.be/S1-17TeZvV0 2) Untold Story of Ravana (Zee News) https://youtu.be/efJu9YG_PKU (Links Selection: M G Warrier) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier SATSANGAM with Panchapagesan Tatwajnaanaarthadarsanam : Twentieth quality of a Gnaani Perception of the end of true knowledge Gita XIII, Slokas 7 to 11 The scriptures pronounce that there is but one Reality beyond the comprehension of our intellect. Beyond the realm of Time, Space and Causation. That Reality we are. This world is a mere passing phenomenon. We are now lost in this empty show. All because of our ignorance of our own Self. Realize our self. It is the satiation of all aspirations, zenith of all happiness, culmination of all experiences. Knowledge of the self is within the reach of every human being. If we achieve that final goal we will fulfill our mission in life. If not, we live in vain. We suffer the greatest loss. A GNANI is constantly aware of the purpose of human existence. He is not attracted by the superficiality of this world. His sole concern is to gain that ultimate state of knowledge and bliss. That thou art. You are God. The kingdom of heaven is within you. You are not aware of the divinity in you. You know not you are God. You are in a conditioned state. And suffer the alternations of life, fortune and misfortune, love and hatred, praise and censure. Such manifold variations and fluctuations in this world plague you. But the moment you drop your conditioning, realize your Self, know that you are God, none of these external changes affect you. You remain ever calm and composed rebelling in your self. Thus spake The Lord with a final message how a GNANI with his 20 qualities will be. AHAM BRAHMOSMI : Yajur Ved 🙏🙏🙏 V T Panchaagesan A Representative responses 1) Shivaram Shetty Mumbai Narasimha Jayanti on May 25, 2021 Ugram Viram Maha Vishnum Jvalantam Sarvato Mukham Nirisimham Bhishanam Bhadram Mrutyur Mrutyum Namamy Aham उग्रं वीरं महाविष्णुं ज्वलन्तं सर्वतोमुखम्। नृसिंहं भीषणं भद्रं मृत्युमृत्युं नमाम्यहम् ॥ I bow down to Lord Narasimha who is highly ferocious and brave and the emanation of Lord Maha Vishnu. He is full of effulgence, terrific and auspicious and the death of death. 2) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram I congratulate our new friend Shri Narayana Pillai for his excellent description of our covid-affected life, especially that of elderly people. Two precious things we have abandoned-I won't say for ever- are human smile and the tendency to come together, both, of course, for fear of death. But Nature is not that unkind. We have to gratefully acknowledge that we are, by and large, compensated with fellow-feeling, the urge to wipe the tears of those who suffer. Open anyday's newspaper, you will agree. 3) R Jayakumar Mumbai Playing Hide and Seek with the Virus... (Guest column by Shri C N Pillai). The feelings of each and every one of our country is shaken one way or the other by the Corona Virus. During the first wave many city dwellers left the city to stay in their villages as the rural areas were not affected at all. Now during the second wave the same persons are leaving the village and heading towards the city. From my native place I receive report of minimum one person dying every day due to Covid. People are afraid to come out even for essential purpose. Pity is that when govt arranged for vaccination in the village less than ten persons went for vaccination. The remaining doses were wasted. Mr Narayanan Pillai has poured out the feelings of an octogenarian during this pandemic exhaustively, living inside and outside home, where we can be brave and where we have to fear. This morning I read in a group mail that persons who are left handed* live nine years less than the right handed persons. As I am left handed by birth I am already feeling I am an octogenarian, within me! R Jayakumar (*No scientific research is possible on this issue. For your personal comfort, let me share what I know. My father was left-handed. My daughter and I are left-handed. My father died in 1979 at the age of 85 plus. I am 76 and have not checked Expiry Date, as I got prompt extensions when death stared at me. As I have many familiar faces on the other side of the fence, I will not be particularly happy or unhappy when she comes again. Stay blessed, healthy and safe 🙏-Warrier) B Current Affairs IMA Guidelines on Mucormycosis: Report https://m.freepressjournal.in/article/india/as-mucormycosis-cases-rise-ima-releases-guidelines-for-treating-the-black-fungus/a5c3ec65-4401-404f-ba42-f1aa9b95f34e C Ravana : 1) Lesser known stories https://www.speakingtree.in/allslides/shocking-facts-about-ravana-no-one-knows Not from this link: "Rama needed a bridge to be built across the ocean to reach Lanka, in order to defeat Ravana. The night before they started their preparations, he decided to conduct a Yagna to worship Shiva at Rameshwaram. As he was going to fight one of his most powerful adversaries, he needed the most scholarly priest to conduct the Yagna for him. He was informed that Ravana himself is the most learned scholar of all times. An invitation was sent to Ravana, who accepted it, arrived at Rameshwaram and conducted a Yagna with all holy rites. Interestingly, the Yagna could be considered successfully completed only when Rama would sit with his wife Sita in the ceremony, who was held captive by Ravana in Lanka. Ravana not only brought Sita to the Yagna, he presided over the proper arrangements and completion of the Yagna. After the Yagna got over, Rama sought Ravana's blessings in defeating him, to which Ravana replied, Tathastu." 2) Ravana worship in India https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/india/story/ravana-greater-noida-demon-king-delhi-ncr-bishrakh-dussehra-345906-2016-10-10 Excerpts: "Born in Greater Noida, Ravana went on to become the most adorned king of the world. As per puranic tradition, in order to compete with goddess Lakshami, Parvati asked Lord Shiva to build world's most beautiful palace for her. So, Shiva built a palace of gold on an island, called Lanka. As Parvati wished to enter her home, an ardent search for a suitable priest began, which ended on Ravana. He performed the yajna but demanded Lanka as dakshina in return. Thus, the wealthiest kingdom landed in his pool." D Readers' Contribution 1) Gajaanana : By Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai It has been said that Vedavyasa the composer of Mahabharata, at the instance of Brahma, the creator, invoked Lord Ganesha to take down the narrative. Lord Ganesha agreed to act as a stenographer of Vedavyasa on a condition. If Vedavyasa faltered to dictate continuously Lord Ganesha would give up the assignment. Vedavyasa agreed to the terms of Lord Ganesha on condition that the latter must not write a single verse without understanding its import. Consequently, whenever Vedavyasa had to stop a while in course of his dictation, he would introduce a riddle known as Vyasa- Kuta in the course of his narration. And the Lord had to contemplate for a while to decode the same. In this way it is said that there are some 8200 verses scattered through-out the narrative, that baffle the readers. It is claimed that Vyasa, Ganesha and Sukdeva only three persons know the real import of those verses. We need not break our head about those riddles.There is a popular sloka about Ganesha. AGAJAANANA PADMAARKAM GAJAANANAM AHARHISHAM l ANEKADAM TAM BHAKTAANAM EKADANTAM UPAASMAHE ll अगजानन पद्मार्कम् गजाननम् अहर्निशम् l अनेकदम् तम् भक्तानाम् एकदन्तम् उपास्महे ll This well known sloka (verse) in praise of Ganesha has two words that are generally confounding. The first is "Agajaanana". Ganesha is also called Gajanana (or Gajaanana) which is derived from Gaja = elephant and aanana = face. The verse starts out with Agajaanana. The second line has the word "Ankedam tam" which most people confuse as "Anekadamtam" and take it as aneka + dantam which means many (aneka) teeth (dantam). Ganesha is usually referred to as "ekadantam", which is derived from eka = one and dantam = tooth. The elephant has two tusks, or teeth but Ganesha with an elephant face only has one tooth or tusk. That is how he is usually portrayed. Why? Ganesha agreed to be Vyasa's scribe on one condition. He said Vyasa must dictate continuously and cannot stop. Vyasa quickly said, Ganesha should continue writing and anticipate his thoughts if he did stop dictating. Ganesha smiled, broke off one of His tusks and used it as the "pen" to write as Vyasa dictated. Thus, He became 'eka danta' or one with a single tusk (or tooth). So, people tend to confuse the first word of the second line with this and read it as anekadantam (many teeth) instead of the correct way which is aneka dam tam which mean to Him (tam), the giver of many (anekadam) boons to His devotees. The second line says that the devotee is directed his worship (upasamahe) to Him who has one tooth, the giver of many boons. Now, what is agajaanana? This is the compounding of agajaa + aanana. As we know aanana means face. Agajaa is one of the names of Paarvati,( Daughter of unmovable mountain, namely Parvathi) the mother of Ganesha since She is considered to the daughter of the king of the Himalayas. So, agajaa means daughter of something that does NOT move (the Himalayas), or a mountain, or Parvati, the mother of Ganesha. There are many ways the two words agajaanana padmaarkam are interpreted. The lotus (padma) blooms when the sun (arka) rises. In the same way, Mother Parvati's lotus-like face lights up and blooms when She sees Her dear son Ganesha, When we find it very difficult to segregate the words in this simple sloka, we need not dream about locating those 8200 verses( Vyasa kuta) which Ganesha himself found difficult to understand. Let us pray simple Ganesha with simple prayers. Vathsala Jayaraman E More about silk : S Nallasivan Hyderabad Kanchipuram : Movie by Priyadarshan https://youtu.be/HYb0RsnICS0 Recently I read from a Psychology Journal that wearing silk and the soft touch gives a remedy for women suffering from mental depression. But the husbands may become too depressed on seeing the heavy price tag. Vathsala Jayaraman Madam Vathsala who felt sympathy that more than 10000 Cocoons getting steamed to offer to woman a full length silk sari has at last reconciled her that the sacrifice of the Cocoons had not gone in vain, after all. They gained soothing relief for women who easily fall a victim to depression. It is very simple to unravel the mystery of depression in women as it is generally caused by her reluctant husband to who dodge to take her to Panagal Park and having gone there again very much hesitant just to walk across to enter the Paradise of Silks, the Nallis. Naturally a silk sari earned not only a relief from Depression and many presiding Judges of the Family Court would firmly pronounce that that many a marriages could have been saved and the Courts again easily saved from the guilt of handing over orders of separation by frequent visit as a walk through gardens with medicinal plant make the body healthy, to make the mind hale and healthy. Medical Science has proved that the cure for poison, the antidote, is the very same poison. Did not the Scientists use the very same Coronavirus to immunise the human against the Virus. Women too know in their heart of heart that their weak husbands are the Goose laying down golden eggs and there is no point in killing it with an irreversible separation order. Madam is possibly wrong when she pronounced that the very same silk sari, the one very soft to touch gained the women relief from depression, after all, might cause depression among the husbands. The Chennai Silk that had woven the costliest Silk Sari priced at Rs.41 lakh would vouch that a businessman husband gladly and willingly got it for his wife possibly suffered a slight case of depression There is no need to underestimate the broadest hearts men, essentially married one possessed that will do the impossible feat just to bring a smile in the face of their wedded woman. When you are served Hyderabadi Dum Biryani you should count the number of mutton pieces on your plate and certainly not the number of goats that had been sacrificed to make it. The same logic and the mental attitude prevailed in women when they are draped in a Silk Sari. The wise would not count the Cocoons that were sacrificed to go to make the silk sari. Had you asked Director Priyadarshan as to how he feels about the silk sari, he would blissfully be ignorant of cocoons as his sympathies lied elsewhere. He has a tragic tale of the Silk weaver to narrate that could not afford to offer a Silk Sari to his new bride and how he was trapped in a quagmire when he vowed to offer to his daughter when given in marriage. The unfortunate father goes mad when he finds himself draping the half woven silk, on his daughter's dead body. Warrier's Collage equally carry link to innumerable Videos as the long passages both forward and originally conceived one. Instead of narrating the tragic lore of the poor Silk Weaver, I thought why not offer the link to our members for their visual pleasure. Please see the link at the beginning. This 2008 film is a much acclaimed one and garnered many international and National awards too. It is, yes the story of very same Silk that has travelled from China to the Southern tip of the Sub-continent, and has passed through the hands of two erudite ladies Smt.Sudha Murthy and Smt.Vathsala Jayaraman. F Leisure 1) Stale enquiries* A mother casually calls up her son one afternoon. Mother: "Hi son, how are you?" Son: "I'm fine, Mom". Mother: "What did you have for lunch today?" Son: Don't you have anything else to ask, Mom? You only ask silly questions like, 'What did you eat?' ...'What dress are you wearing?'...'Whom did you meet.'....'What song did you listen to?'...etc etc! Mother: "Oh!!!! Ok, Ok, then tell me, how should the World Bank fight these inflationary trends with minimum intervention in the money markets? And what should be the role of the International Finance Institutions to control inflationary trends across the globe & the slowing down of the World Economy?" Son : (After a few seconds silence)...."Mom, I had curd rice with pickle & salad." Dedicated to all kids who underestimate their mothers. *Forward received from R Jayakumar Mumbai 2) Jokes of the day!* Fight between husband and wife (both are M.A. in English literature). Instead of shouting, abusing or physical force...they exchange poems to each other. WIFE I wrote your name on sand it got washed... I wrote your name in air, it was blown away. Then I wrote your name on my heart & I got Heart Attack. HUSBAND God saw me hungry, he created pizza. He saw me thirsty, he created Pepsi. He saw me in the dark, he created light. He saw me without problems, he created YOU. WIFE Twinkle twinkle little star You should know what you are And once you know what you are Mental hospital is not so far! HUSBAND The rain makes all things beautiful. The grass and flowers too. If rain makes all things beautiful Why doesn't it rain on you? WIFE Roses are red; Violets are blue Monkeys like you should be kept in zoo. Husband Don't feel so angry, you will find me there too! Not in a cage but laughing at you! *Forward received from S Venugopal Chennai G Quotes from Ramayana http://www.scrolldroll.com/ramayana-quotes/ Like: “To be happy always is something which is difficult to achieve. That is to say, happiness and sorrow alternate in one’s life and there cannot be uninterrupted happiness alone. ” – Rama to Kaikeyi

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