Warrier's Collage May 6, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE ON Thursday, MAY 6, 2021 Good Morning Happy Birthday to Govind Kiran, my grandson and a regular reader and well-wisher of Collage. Using the link below, watch him performing (X'Mas, 2020): https://fb.watch/5hUu_PKSIz/ Nice Day M G Warrier A Mythology/Spirituality 1) Story Time with Dr Charan Singh* THE FAITH OF THE SPARROW The battlefield of Kurukshetra was being prepared to facilitate the movement of mammoth armies with large cavalries. They used elephants 🐘 to uproot trees 🌳 and clear the ground. On one such tree lived a sparrow, 🐥 a mother of four 🐣 young ones. As the tree 🌳 was being knocked down, her nest landed on the ground alongwith her offspring -too young to fly- miraculously unharmed. The vulnerable and frightened sparrow 🐥 looked around for help. Just then she saw Krishna scanning the field with Arjuna. They were there to physically examine the battleground and devise a winning strategy before the onset of the war. She flapped her tiny wings with all her might to reach Krishna's chariot. 🐎 "Please save my children, O Krishna, " the sparrow 🐥 pleaded."They will be crushed tomorrow when this battle starts." " I hear you," said He, the omniscient one, but I can't interfere with the law of nature." "All I know is that you are my saviour, O Lord. I rest my children's fate 🐣 in your hands. You can kill them or you can save them, it's up to you now" "The wheel of Time 🌀 moves indiscriminately," Krishna spoke like an ordinary man implying that there wasn't anything he could do about it. "I don't know your philosophy," the sparrow 🐥 said with faith and reverence. "You are the wheel of time. That's all I know. I surrender to thee." "Stock food for three weeks in your nest then." Unaware of the ongoing coversation, Arjuna was trying to shoo away the sparrow when Krishna smiled at the 🐥bird. She fluttered her wings a few minutes in obeisance and flew back to her nest. Two days later, just before the boom of conches 🐚 announced the commencement of the battle, Krishna asked Arjuna for his bow & arrow. 🏹 Arjuna was startled because Krishna had vowed to not lift any weapon 🏹 in the war. Besides, Arjuna believed that he was the best archer out there. "Order me, Lord," he said with conviction, "there's nothing impenetrable for my arrows." 🏹 Quietly taking the bow 🏹 from Arjuna, Krishna took aim at an elephant. 🐘 But, instead of bringing the animal down, the arrow hit the bell 🔔 around its neck and sparks flew. Arjuna couldn't restrain a chuckle seeing that Krishna had missed an easy mark. "Should I?" He offered. Again ignoring his reaction, Krishna gave him back the bow 🏹 and said that no further action was necessary. "But why did you shoot the elephant 🐘 Keshav?" Arjun asked. "Because it was this elephant 🐘 that knocked down the tree sheltering that sparrow's nest." 🐣🐥 " Which sparrow? " 🐥 Arjun exclaimed. "Plus, the elephant 🐘 is unhurt and alive. Only the bell 🔔 is gone!" Dismissing Arjuna's questions, Krishna instructed him to blow his conch. 🐚 The war began, numerous lives were lost over the next eighteen days. The Pandavas won in the end. Once again, Krishna took Arjuna with him to inspect the ruddy field. Many corpses still lay there awaiting their funeral. The battleground was littered with severed limbs & heads, lifeless steeds 🐎 and elephants. 🐘 Krishna stopped at a certain spot and looked down thoughtfully at an elephant-bell. 🐘🔔 "Arjuna," he said, "will you lift this bell 🔔 for me and put it aside?" The instruction, though simple, made little sense to Arjuna. After all, in the vast field where plenty of other things needed clearing, why would Krishna ask him to move an insignificant piece of metal out of the way? He looked at him questioningly. "Yes, this bell," Krishna reiterated. "It's the same bell 🔔 that came off the neck of the elephant 🐘 I had shot at." Arjuna bent down to lift the heavy bell 🔔 without another question. As soon as he lifted it though, his world changed, forever. One, two, three, four and five. Four young 🐣🐣🐣🐣 birds flew out one after another followed by a sparrow. 🐥 The mother bird 🐥 swirled in a circle around Krishna, circumambulating him in great joy. The one bell 🔔 cleaved eighteen days ago had protected the entire family. "Forgive me, O Krishna," said Arjuna. "Seeing you in a human body and behaving like ordinary mortals, I had forgotten who you 🙏🏻👣 really are." Let's stay in the bell 🔔 till Safe to come out *Listen to Dr Charan Singh Ex-RBI using the link @ E below. 2) Bhagavad-Gita XIII, 7-11: V T Panchapagesan Chapter XIII, verses 7 to 11 in Gita are worth going through.. These are essential ingredients of True Knowledge .. These virtues lead to the knowledge of Self. The more we perfect these virtues the more established we are understanding The Supreme SELF... Merely learning these qualities one may become a Scholar but it will gain only additional information. It will not bring about a transformation of our personality..It will become a burden rather than a relief to us.. It will be like a mule carrying gold bars on its back. But the same knowledge will prove an asset to us if it is learnt properly.. There are twenty qualities which will be discussed daily, each quality. Starting from 7th May to 26th May for 20 days to get absorbed taking us transforming into Wisdom blossoming into a GNANI... We may feel discouraged in the beginning but that should not worry us. Let us develop these virtues reducing our ego gradually.. Let us pick up those qualities which will inspire us. Let us study, reflect, assimilate them practicing in our own life. Our personality gets a lift to a higher stratum gradually undergoing transformation, a state of peace and bliss wherever we are and whatever field of activity we are engaged in. I desire that the material presented is well worth trying them out for the betterment of our living in this world of stress and strain. 7th May one of the qualities to begin with is AMANITVAM...HAVING NO PRIDE V. T. Panchapagesan B Interaction 1) Vivek Amin Nagpur Covid19 & Mangos : Please do not smell mango during while purchasing as one may breath virus because the mango is definitely handled previously by many hands. Who knows whether one of the previous palms was of a virus carrier. 2) R Jayakumar Mumbai In his Good Morning message Shri Panchapagesan Sir has said that 'the elections are over........and the results are not to our expectations'. By 'our expectations' I think he includes all readers of Warrier's Collage*. But I expected these results. It is also true that we expect something and God disposes it in a different way. What God desires from this election results is that democracy should survive, our federal identify should survive and that will be our real national integration. The concept of meditation is not suitable for those living in a city. There is no chance for a silent and solitude atmosphere. All one can have is, when the lights are off and some quietness is possible, to reflect in the mind what one did during the day was right or wrong as per one's conscience. Thank god for all that went right and tell sorry for doing the wrong. Silent prayer is a good meditation. R Jayakumar (All views expressed in writings/responses appearing in Collage, including those of M G Warrier are personal. Collage is like a playground. "Collage" has no intention to support, promote or canvass any school of thought whatsoever. As of now, I am using the words "Warrier's Collage" to identify my daily message to my contacts, which itself is an assortment of messages picked up from different sources. Dear Jayakumar, many Thanks for giving an opportunity to clarify this 🙏-Warrier) C Readers' Contribution V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Sherlock Holmes Original If anyone among us has not read Sherlock Holmes stories, he or she can be regarded as blissfully unaware of what he or she has missed in life. There is a considerable mass of literature in most of the languages in the world on this legendary detective-perhaps next only to that on Shakespeare. To the Malayalam language, the present writer too has, like the proverbial squirrel, made a contribution in the form of a book which, some among us, have presumably read(and appreciated perhaps). He followed it up with another in English which is lying safely with him, as no level-headed publisher was willing to accept it for publishing. Now, what does Sherlock Holmes tell his room-mate and 'Boswell' in the story: 'A Study in Scarlet'?: "Let the inquirer begin by mastering more elementary problems. Let him, on meeting a felloandw mortal, learn at a glance to distinguish the history of the man and the trade or profession to which he belongs. By a man's fingernails, by his coat sleeves, by his boots, by his trouser knees, by the callosities of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt-cuffs-by each of these things, a man's calling is plainly revealed." By saying this, Sherlock Holmes was echoing what his creator's model, Professor Dr.Joseph Bell of the medical school of the Edinburg University used to repeatedly advise his students. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle moulded Holmes keeping in view Dr Bell. The latter knew this. Once Dr Bell was examining patients in the presence of his medical students. A patient entered and he was a short man. Looking at him Dr Bell asked: "Were you not in the Highland Regiment as a bandsman?" He flatly denied. He said that he was a shoemaker and had nothing to do with the army. Everyone was aghast as the denial was a new experience. Dr Bell was not convinced. He had the man physically examined. They found under his left breast a blue D mark indicating that he was an army deserter. The man confessed that he was a piper in the military band at the warfront during the Crimean War. Then the doctor explained: "I noticed the swagger in the way he walked. It was suggestive of the Scottish Highland piper. Since he was short in stature, I surmised that he was probably a bandsman." Someone once asked Dr Bell whether he had any similarity to Sherlock Holmes. He replied: "My dear sir, I am Sherlock Holmes." Their similarity was only in their extraordinary power of deduction. Dr Bell was a gentle and kind family man. D Current Affairs 1) RBI guidelines https://www.livemint.com/industry/banking/kyc-norms-relaxed-rbi-governor-shaktikanta-das-tells-banks-not-to-impose-any-restriction-till-31-december-11620196707726.html 2) A Billion Dollar Separation: Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple". https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56975466.amp A Billion Dollar Puzzle As someone closes the Gates Leaving A Huge Bill World watches And remembers: Bhagyavantam Prasooyetha Ma Sooram Ma Cha Panditham... With huge wealth one can manage Corporates and mismanage Governments Can't have Peaceful Life 🙏 M G Warrier 3) Falling debris* https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/china-rocket-falling-news-long-march-5b-b1841771.html There are fears that the rocket could land on an inhabited area; the last time a Long March rocket was launched in May 2020, debris was reported falling on villages in the Ivory Coast. The speed of the rocket means scientists still do not yet know when it will fall, but it is likely to do so before 10 May 2021. D Home, Sweet Home https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/room-no-3-cooperative-home-23505/ This is where I stayed continuously for the longest period ever in my entire life. Excerpts: "By the standard of those days, my room was well furnished and self-contained. A cot, a table, a chair, an earthen water pot, a small brass kerosene stove which I used to make tea, some hooks to hang clothes, a table lamp and later, a table fan purchased availing a fan advance of ₹300 (repayable in 30 monthly instalments @₹10 pm) after I joined RBI and a mop kept concealed somewhere were the items in that room, other than myself." E In conversation with Dr Charan Singh, Ex-RBI (2018) https://youtu.be/P_a1-fQ8Ink F ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR* Johnson’s family was moving house. Knowing how forgetful her husband could be, his wife put a slip of paper in each of his pockets with the new address written on it. When his classes were over, all he had to do was to take out one of the slips and then drive to his new home. But during the course of the day, he uses every single piece of paper to write notes on, and then gave the notes to the students. Work over, he got into his car, it was then that he suddenly remembered that this was moving day. He could not recall at all where he was to go. But he had an inspiration. He drove to his old house, and luckily enough, there were some children playing outside. "Hi little girl!" he called to a child who was near. "Can you tell me where the Johnson’s have moved to?" "Sure, It/s just around the corner and two houses down Daddy." *Forward received by Group mail from S Venugopal Chennai (This is a repeat even in Collage. If I remember, I will substitute this with another copy of the same text tomorrow morning 🙏-Warrier) 2) Left to Right* In a small South American country, where traffic is on the left, the dictator is watching T.V. He sees a scene in the U.S which shows traffic on the right. The dictator is impressed and asks his trusted lieutenant to issue a diktat that from the next day traffic would be on the right. The lieutenant says-Your highness, we must give our people some time to prepare and adjust for the change. The dictator has his ego. He relents and says—O.k. We’d exempt heavy vehicles for 6 months. *Forward received from R Jayakumar Mumbai G Quotes about Home https://www.shutterfly.com/ideas/quotes-about-home/amp/ No matter what ‘home’ means to you, there is surely something nostalgic about the place we call home. It’s the place where we eat, the place with friends and family, where we enjoy our home goods and decor, and it’s the place we make our own. Sometimes in life we could use a little reminder of how it feels to be home, to come home, and to leave home. H Obituary: Philipose Mar Christostm 1) Philipose Mar Christostm, Metropolitan Emeritus no more : https://thg.page.link/kdTdc2otYjV5JUUC9 Dr.Philipose Mar Christostm, Metropolitan Emeritus of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian church , passed away on Wednesday. He was 104. Official sources said the Metropolitan Emeritus was ailing for a while and passed away at a private hospital in Kumaband around 1.15 a.m. The funeral will be held on Thursday. Regarded as the world’s longest serving bishop who served for about 68 years, he was called the man with the golden tounge and was well-known for his warm friendship with people cutting across religions, and his no-holds-barred humor sense. The senior metropolitan was awarded with the country’s highest civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 2018. 2) 2020 Birthday: A report https://m.timesofindia.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/mar-chrysostoms-103rd-birthday-a-low-key-affair/amp_articleshow/75427758.cms


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