Warrier's COLLAGE May 27, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday MAY 27, 2021 Disney World : If you have already visited Disney World, skip this video 🙏 https://youtu.be/aXES0ZRxtjw Wedding in the Air : https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-57227244.amp (Random Links Selection: M G Warrier) Good Morning Happy Wedding Anniversary to Thankamani and Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady whose marriage was celebrated at Lokanarkavil Temple, Vadakara, Kerala on May 27, 1973. Sudha (youngest sister of Surendran) and I also got married at the same venue, same day. Photo attached (Thankamani and Dr Surendran are on the left.) 🙏-Warrier Nice Day M G Warrier Satsangam with Panchapagesan GRACE INSPIRES... TRUTH ACTS.. It starts with Dharmakshetre ending with ma ma. Which means Priority is given to Dharma to begin with. The word Dharma has become a misnomer now as the meaning Is very difficult to translate.. we people have forgotten ..the basic structure Even our constitution proclaims loudly after independence Four things..which are guaranteed to every citizen. They are: Equality Fraternity Justice Liberty In reality we have neither understood nor the politicians ... I reproduce what Mrs. Annie Besant has said which will be apt to learn now To begin with .......,,. When the Nations of the earth were sent forth one after the other, A special word was given to God to each, the word which was to express To the world the particular message of each... To Egypt in olden days , the word was Religion, To Persia ( Iran ) the word was Purity, To Chaldea the word was Science, To Greece the word Beauty, To Rome the word was Law, And to India the eldest born of His children, He gave a word that summed up the whole in ONE, THE WORD , DHARMA.——- It is too difficult to translate the word in English.. It briefly means: A Code of Duty... Duty towards God, Duty towards His people, Duty to Society, Duty to animals and birds Which also can mean Love for all the creation.. India has preached this message for nearly fifty centuries.. Where are we now? V. T. Panchapagesan A A Response, Superstitions, Fun & Philosophy Response : K R Vijayaraghavan Hyderabad Collage, May 6, 2021 Wishing Govind Kiran many more happy returns of his birthday. May Lord Guruvayurappan shower his best blessings on him. I pray. Saw his Drummer's day video too. PS : I have to see Collage downwards upto July, 2020 ( last year ). Every issue is a gem and should not be missed. I will clear 3 or 4 per day. My first preference. OK? But I am not in a position to give comments. But will read and enjoy. Best wishes to you and all in the family. K. R. Vijayaragavan Hyderabad (I've no words to express my gratitude and feelings. Your blessings are being conveyed to my grandson who is one of the youngest members in the Collage Family. Seniors include Panchapagesan who is a regular reader and well-wisher. I don't know how you will take it. But my conscience forces me to say this: "Kindly avoid over-stress, which will affect your health. My suggestion about Collage is, leave the backlog. Start from a recent date. You can glance through old issues posted at www.warriersblog.com which you can finish in a day or two, as most likely, the Links won't open at the Blog. Thanks- Regards 🙏-Warrier) Superstitions : V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Truly, until today, I didn't imagine, even for a moment, that our Editor would have a 'sinister' design in organising the Collage. I am getting this doubt on account of a semantic confusion.The English word 'sinisterity' meaning 'left-handedness' is derived from the Latin word 'sinister' meaning 'left'. (If I am not mistaken ,during a period, he* had left leanings.) 'Sinister' also means 'inauspicious'. That was why, in the Middle Ages, left-handed women were branded as witches in Europe and burnt at stakes. That was done in winter as no other outdoor game was possible in that season. Recent studies have found that ten per cent of the humans in the world are left-handed and that the propensity towards right-handedness is an evolutionary need. Till now it is believed that the right hemisphere of the human brain had a role in left-handedness. But, according to very recent research, it is the spinal cord and not the brain which determines this factor. The connection between left-handedness and life -span is a myth as the claim of some indigenous vaidyas that, if a pregnant woman takes some pill regularly, she will get a male child. As a matter of fact, it is a chance meet of the sex chromosomes that results in the child being male or female and the pill has nothing to do with it! Our Editor says that once he saw death face to face, but he was spared. Fate wanted him to do certain things including writing sensible books on financial matters and running our Collage. Maybe, she has something more than these two in store for him to accomplish. Of course, when one leaves this world is important, but more important is what one did until that moment. (*If the reference is to me, my leanings continued to be to the real left since early 1960's, irrespective of what happened to the so-called socialists and communists in India. All we see on the left are not right and all those who talk religion are not religious/spiritual people. I had/have no illusions about any of the political parties. 🙏-Warrier) Fun : Vivek Amin Nagpur Funny Lines * How does an attorney sleep? First he lies on one side, then he lies on the other side * I have a few jokes about unemployed people, but none of them work * How do you make holy water? You boil the hell out of it * Will glass coffins be a success? Remains to be seen * What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One is really heavy and the other is a little lighter * Two windmills are standing in a wind farm. One asks, “What’s your favorite kind of music?” The other says, “I’m a big metal fan.” * Hear about the new restaurant called Karma? There’s no menu - you get what you deserve * I went to buy some camouflage trousers yesterday but couldn't find any * What do you call a bee that can’t make up its mind? A maybe * I tried to sue the airline for losing my luggage. I lost my case * When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane * A cross-eyed teacher couldn’t control his pupils * She had a photographic memory but never developed it * Is it ignorance or apathy that's destroying the world today? I don't know and don't really care * I wasn’t originally going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind * Which country’s capital has the fastest-growing population? Ireland. Every day it’s Dublin. * My ex-wife still misses me. But her aim is starting to improve * The guy who invented the door knocker got a no-bell prize * I saw an ad for burial plots, and I thought: “That’s the last thing I need!” * Need an ark? I Noah guy * I used to be indecisive; now I'm not so sure * Sleeping comes so naturally to me, I could do it with my eyes closed * What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing - but it let out a little whine *_What do you call a super articulate dinosaur? A Thesaurus (If you feel this is a forward, please don't keep it, share it 🙏-Warrier) Philosophy : Vathsala Jayaraman Last year, my husband, a coffee lover, waited for his turn to get served with a cup of filter coffee in that famous hotel, following social distance. Cursing the sun for still being hot though it was around 05:30 p m that evening, I did what I normally do when I get some free time - watching others and things around me. The woman who made the coffee was quick, ensured that not a drop of coffee decoction was spilled on the table, and quickly made 4 servings. The aroma was captivating as my husband moved ahead, thinking about his turn. The tumbler looked small and I am sure, cannot hold more than 8 flattened round lollipops each of 3 cm radius and about 1.5 cm thick. And the decoction she added first for a serving - God! I reckon that it was just an ounce; may be slightly more. The hot dark golden brown liquid looked like a dollop of mountain honey, only this one would taste bitter but. I love to see the changing color when milk is added to the decoction. It feels like comforting an angry person through kind words and deeds, resulting in a thaw. Here, I saw that in a fast forward mode, that could relate to dealing an angry person with more anger. The ounce that added a delightful color and taste to several times its volume of milk by merging readily yet, registering its presence, unleashed some thoughts in me. An ounce you know as a measure, approximately equates to 28.35 grams and 29.57 ml, I came to know. What is the point of knowing such trivial things, one may ask. I don't know, but I keep collecting such titbits of information, which help me at times; may be showing me as a person having more knowledge than what others may think, at first. The ounce as a measure was first registered strongly in me during my first year, when my chemistry instructor asked us to pick about 2 ounces of phenol. I did that and picked up the sodium piece dipped in kerosene. Next moment there was a small explosion and I felt a scalding pain on my left wrist and a couple of my fingers. Thankfully no further damage to self and others, I decided to stop thinking wild while doing an experiment. :) Life is made up of many such small things like an ounce of decoction in coffee. We feel naïve at times, get exposed, learn, lose and win some, support a few in need and feel useful. Nothing is white and black and we get to know that as we grow. We just move on with our own shillings and brave things that are many a pound bigger. It becomes increasingly difficult and we may choose to play the victim card for a while, after a loss and brag when we get small victories. Come whatever may, we don't just give up until it is something very extreme. But we realize that we need to move on. Perhaps, among all other things in us, there is an ounce of divine that consoles us in grief, propels us at times when we must, brings us that ray of hope when we are immersed in a deep mess, keep us pushing our own barriers and brings us happiness in those rare occasions which we preserve and reminisce. We learn a lot by observing little little things. If we count from morning to night we do little things only....some with delight, some little disappointments or upsets and some small pleasures too. So...nothing is black and white. It is a cocktail and may be, not always but beginning for some little victories or hopes or aim for something bigger!!! I like the term 'Ounce of Divine". May be that keeps us going, makes us ready for struggles of life and win too! Reminds me of Swami Vivekananda's Quote....there is divinity in everyone. To quote Cicero, "The beginnings of all things are small." ( I have never tasted coffee in my life. I am just an observer of coffee lovers) Vathsala Jayaraman B In praise of mistakes* https://blog.thelinguist.com/in-praise-of-mistakes/ "I find it difficult to understand even the best explanations of grammar. If I see even more incomprehensible explanations, or obviously wrong explanations, it does not bother me. If the explanations are obviously wrong or particularly confusing, but in the target language, and if there are enough examples, these points of usage really stick in my mind. It is not obvious that what is clearly taught will be clearly learned. Sometimes it is the reverse." (*If you remembered Robert Llynd: https://applicationforpardon.com/in-praise-of-mistakes-robert-lynd-essay-reintroduced-by-p-s-remesh-chandran/) C Nostalgia : M G Warrier 1) Lokanarkavil Temple https://www.keralatourism.org/temples/kozhikode/lokanarkavu-vadakara Lokanarkavu Temple, a well-known pilgrim centre in northern Kerala, is frequently referred to in the Vadakkan Pattukal (ballads of North Kerala). It is believed that the legendary hero Thacholi Othenan was a devotee of the goddess, Lokanarkavilamma. The temple dedicated to Goddess Durga is renowned because of its intimate association with the valiant heroes and heroines of the northern ballads. The temple is famous for its wall paintings as well. These fascinating murals are centuries old, making the temple a protected heritage site of the Kerala Archaeology Department. Exquisitely painted using natural colours, the murals include depictions of gods and goddesses. They also contain erotic art, which is rarely found in northern Kerala temples. 2) Temples in Kerala https://youtu.be/p986QP_MRdA D Om : Vathsala Jayaraman The Hindus have discovered and perfected many mystic paths to the Godhead, and have many fine instruments.The simplest and the most dramatic of them is "OM'. When the AUM is called out, it soars upwards transcending all material obstacles whose form and substance just whither away as AUM approaches. Mandukya Upanishad is the shortest of all Upanishads and has only 12 verses. It describes the sound "AUM" as the primordial sound that created the whole universe. A represents the waking state or Gross State (Vaishvaanara), U represents dreaming state or Subtle State (Taijasa), and deep sleep state (Prajnya). These three states are attained through vibration (manifested form of the divine) and we are all part of it. We move between one state to another every day throughout our lives. When we stop this vibration momentarily by silencing this vibration, we can feel the communion with the divine existence. But those who aspire to dwell in the fourth stage that is also called "Turiya State" or infinite consciousness which is formless, attributeless, and inconceivable will have to transcend the mind that manifests the three Gunas. Actually, the letters that are combined are “அ”, "உ" and "ம" in Tamizh and the correct way to pronounce is "AUM" instead of "OM". This has to be chanted with the effort starting at Muladhara Chakra but the sound originates from three places: 1) The letter “அ” from the throat, the letter "உ" from the edge of the tongue, and the letter "ம" from the lips. After we complete inhalation and retention of air inside for a while, the sound should originate when we exhale the air. "AUM" reminds us that we live in three states known as waking, dreaming, and deep sleep state which are unreal. It is also a reminder that the purest form is only manifested in all states. That is why "Soham" meditation ("So" for inhalation and "Hum" for exhalation) is described as us constantly reciting, "I am that" the MahaVakyas "Prajñānam Brahma", "Ayam Ātmā Brahma", "Tat Tvam Asi" and "Aham Brahmāsmi" mentioned in Aitarya (Rig Veda), Mandukya (Atharva Veda), Chandogya (Sama Veda) and Brihadaranyaka (Yajur Veda) Upanishads respectively. In Sanskrit it is just one letter. Many scholars have indicated that the top circular form of the letter is waking state and the bottom circular form of the letter is dreaming state and the one that is on the side is deep sleep state and the crescent on top of the letter is "Maya" and the dot at the top of the letter is the indestructible Supreme Absolute. This explanation embeds the lesson of three states we live in and the fourth state we aspire for clearly in our minds. It is not just chanting AUM. You have to prepare your body by creating proper environment. The breathing should be subjected to regulations. AU must be envisaged mentally, and then produced inwardly. It must be enunciated first in a low voice,and then repeated louder and louder.At this stage the entire body vibrates creating ,in the aspirant, a feeling of oneness between himself and the universe, which is the highest form of mystical experience.This will be in varying degrees as per the fitness to absorb the message. Actually, it is said that the primordial sound has not come from any language. All of the sounds originated from it including the Vedas heard by the rishis and converted into a language spoken by the community at that time. However there has been controversy regarding the linguistic origin of the mystic symbol.Linguists do not leave it so easily.They quote Sandhi rules and confirm that as per Panini,the great Grammarian,the combination of A,U, M corresponds to AV of Tamil Language and not O of Sanskrit.This aspect gives more credence to the fact that the cultural environment in which this mystic sound was born is only Tamil and not Sanskrit, as thought of by many. Further Sanskrit did not have a written script at all till the early centuries after Christ, when the rock-cut inscription of that language makes its first appearance. When Sanskrit had to be written,it had to borrow Ashokan Brahmi Script for that purpose. Tamil on the other hand has a hoary tradition of written literature, on palm leaves, even many centuries before the Ashokan Brahmi script. Lord Ganesha is the 'avathar' of the sound and he takes over all the powers of OMKARA. In Iconography also, the disposition of the trunk and tusks of Ganesha, resemble the tamil Script;the dot or bindhu signifies nasalisation of third sound; Therefore concepts, sound, script in Tamil, myth, secular practice and image ( icon) all are blended together. This is just for academic interest only. Here is the word AUM from which have emanated Gods and the entire world. The Hindus see divinity in AUM and view it as the ultimate creator. Salutations to AUM!!! Vathsala Jayaraman (Significance of OM : M G Warrier https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/significance-of-om/m-lite ) Responses C V Subbaraman Mysuru The effects of chanting OM are more important than discussing whether it originated in Tamizh or Samskrtam. Besides, when the different parts of OM arise from throat, tongue tip and lips, where is the question of any language coming in? Language comes in only when one wans to put the sound in writing; but is writing a sound so important? Subbaraman Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Dear Shri Subbaraman Sir, I totally agree. This is the problem of linguists. International Society for the investigation of Ancient Civilization headed by some Sanskrit/Tamil scholars has analysed so many subjects like vedas, upanishads, astronomy, Almanac of Bhaarath and they have analysed dates of various epics also. Quite interesting details, though may not be of much practical significance. This article also has emanated as a result of corona bandh! Thank you Sir. Vathsala Jayaraman V T Panchapagesan Chennai In simple words without bringing Vedas / Sanskrit Three letters denote which can be understood easily: A. Awesome U. Universal M. Message A sthivaram foundation ......work is worship without getting freebies U narchigal..mind................control feelings and emotions M amadhai. egoless............towards all round happiness V T Panchapagesan E K R Gauri : Less understood personality https://openthemagazine.com/feature/kr-gouri-1919-2021-the-lady-who-dared/ "A law graduate, she was a true visionary of Kerala. Her vision of governance was shaped by her understanding of her fellow citizens. For instance, during the Covid-induced lockdown, one of the speeches that got dug up from history was hers. She had proposed a lockdown in the 1950s to check the outbreak of diseases back then: “Cholera and smallpox are spreading from house to house. To contain the spread, can’t you prevent people from moving out? Can’t you announce through the loudspeakers of the police that no one should move out of the houses with patients? Why can’t you make the people of the houses where the disease is detected to stay back in their houses? If they can’t go out, they won’t have food. The government should provide them rice. You are not ready for that. As a member of the opposition, let me tell you, if you have any responsibility towards this country, please let the people of the houses infected stay in their houses. The government gives them and the midwives who attend to the labour of the women in these houses, rice for their food.” Hers was not only an appeal for a lockdown, but it was also a reminder that power is not about governance alone. Gouri had always placed governance and social justice first and electoral win last. As minister in various governments in her state, she handled crucial portfolios such as excise, revenue and industries remarkably well, even better than most of her male counterparts. Ever since she entered student politics under the spell of her brother KR Sukumaran in the first part of the last century, there was not a minute in her life when she was away from the people. She became associated with the undivided Communist Party first as a lawyer. Then, in 1948, she was awarded party membership by the legendary P Krishna Pillai. The same year, she contested elections to the Travancore Assembly (in the days before the formation of Kerala in 1956). Although she didn’t win, the elections helped her emerge as a formidable voice of her party." F Leisure Marriage and Morals: Bertrand Russell https://russell-j.com/beginner/MaM1929-TEXT.HTM "The sexual morals of the community will be found to consist of several layers. There are first the positive institutions embodied in law; such, for example, as monogamy in some countries and polygamy in othersT. Next there is a layer where law does not intervene but public opinion is emphatic. And lastly there is a layer which is left to individual discretion, in practice if not in theory. There is no country in the world and there has been no age in the world's history where sexual ethics and sexual institutions have been determined by rational considerations, with the exception of Soviet Russia. I do not mean to imply that the institutions of Soviet Russia are in this respect perfect; I mean only that they are not the outcome of superstition and tradition, as are, at least in part, the institutions of all other countries in all ages. The problem of determining what sexual morality would be best from the point of view of general happiness and well-being is an extremely complicated one, and the answer will vary according to a number of circumstances. It will be different in an industrially advanced community from what it would be in a primitive agricultural regime. It will be different where medical science and hygiene are effective in producing a low death-rate from what it would be where plagues and pestilences carry away a large proportion of the population before it becomes adult. Perhaps when we know more, we shall be able to say that the best sexual ethic will be diffrerent in one climate from what it would be in another, and different again with one kind of diet from what it would be with another." G Quotes about marriage https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/marriage-quotes Like: "The secret* of a happy marriage remains a secret." -Henny Youngman (Henry "Henny" Youngman was an English-American comedian and musician famous for his mastery of the "one-liner"; his best known one-liner being *"Take my wife ... please". So, the secret is out... detachment. Maybe, that's also the secret of the man remaining eternally young, "Youngman" 🙏-Warrier)


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