Warrier's COLLAGE June 15, 2021 : Bhagavad-Gita

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE Tuesday June 15, 2021 Bhagavad-Gita : Recital https://youtu.be/E53GuZ8NFQw Good Morning Copied below is the prediction for LEO yesterday. I'm a proud Leo subject : "Leo Daily Horoscope While the day indicates that you are going to enjoy great fun, it will be prudent to take some time in the morning and complete the tasks that you have left pending. Also, adjust and coordinate your schedule with other family members and colleagues so that no difficulties or misunderstandings arise later on. You can also get some good news today." Waited until midnight and then accepted the best news received as good news and slept. Other Leo subjects may share their experience yesterday (Monday) Jokes apart, Collage has a good news to share with you. V S Rangasayee has resumed Interaction in both groups. We welcome Rangasayee back and pray for his full recovery and active life 🙏 Nice Day M G Warrier Message from Madan Gauria : Dear Friends, Problem in the Exrbites Group I am sorry to inform that some problem has cropped up in our Group. As a result I am not able to open it and clear the mails. Please don't send any mail to Group till problem is rectified. Since no mail is going through Group I am sending this mail direct to you. Please inform your friends also. Thanks. madan gauria H Obituary : Sad demise : Arun Kumar Sohani Comparisons* _Shweta covered a distance of 10 km in one hour._ _Akash covered the same distance in one and a half hours._ _Which of the two is faster and healthier??_ _Of course our answer will be Shweta._ _What if we say that Shweta covered this distance on a prepared track while Akash did it by walking on a sandy path???_ _Then our answer will be Akash._ _But when we come to know that Shweta is 50 years old while Akash is 25 years old??_ _Then our answer will be Shweta again._ _But we also come to know that Akash's weight is 140 kg while Shweta's weight is 65 kg._ _Again our answer will be Akash._ _As we learn more about Akash and Shweta, our opinions and judgements about who is better will change._ _The reality of life is also similar. We form opinions very superficially and hastily, due to which we are not able to do justice to ourselves and others._ _Opportunities vary._ _Life is different._ _Resources differ._ _Problems change._ _Solutions are different._ _Therefore the excellence of life is not in 'comparing' with anyone but in testing oneself._ _You are the best. Stay as you are and keep trying your best according to your circumstances._ _Stay healthy. Stay cool. Stay satisfied. Stay contended. Value your Life and enjoy it. Keep smiling. Keep laughing. Keep on serving society and the country. *Forward received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady A 1) Vivek Amin Nagpur Regarding cleaner Gutters at Mumbai by Shri M G Warrier, I have an experience to share of the city of London and river Thames. During my boat experience on Thames river we were told by Guide cum man at wheels that they have taken a project which is a underground tunnel going many kms into sea of which has a cover from river is kept close when the river has normal water flow. However, during floods, tide water or sewerage connecting the river, it is opened and excess and filth water is drained out to sea there by no over flowing of river banks into city's residential areas and stinking smell. Thereby large water dependent birds, fish etc. creatures get proper environment to live on river water. The project is under construction and in final stages as per March 2021 report. We need something like that projects to mitigate the sufferings of our brotheren living in cities near sea. B Readers' Contribution 1) Maniganah : Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Beads in the string" (maniganah) is what is said by Krishan In Sloka 7 of Chapter VII of Bhagavad Gita indicating how the absolute is running through everything in the real world. Beads on a string is compared with Absolute running through the cluster of realities which adhere together to form a compact unit in a world of its own. These units may touch the actual, or enter into consciousness through concepts or precepts, or may even rise to the purer world of the intelligibles. Whatever level they may belong to, earthy, human or celestial, when they are regarded as representing closed groups of human values, the bead analogy becomes understandable. There ia relation uniting all beads and running through them, and each bead, at whatever level it may be considered, has its value depending upon this relationship. In the Mundaka Upanishad, instead of string, there is the analogy of a bridge which spans the gulf between the here and the beyond for the men to cross over to and fro. He on whom the sky, the earth, and the atmosphere are woven, and the mind, together will all vital energies, Him alone is known as the one atman (Self). Other words dismiss. He is the bridge to immortality. Again in Prasna Upanishad, all the components of prakriti (nature) are likened to birds resorting to the tree of the supreme self. In Genesis, there is a similar analogy where angels go up and down Jacob's ladder. One of the ancient wisdom known as Kabbalah's wisdom talks about a vessel created to receive grace which resisted reception of grace due to its divine quality. Therefore, duality was created to receive grace from the Absolute. Many of them still remain in its orignal state that is described in the Hindu scriptures as satvic (at the subatomic level remain as Proton), a few received the grace separating from divinity described as tamosic (at the subatomic level remain as electron) and a few receive and emit grace binding more with divine described as rajasic (at the subatomic level as neutron binding more with Proton). But the vessels are not independent and each of them are embedded with divine elements and when they merge with divine, they lose their identity. Human life is like a garland, with birth at one end and death at the other. Between the two ends are strung together flowers of all kinds - troubles, worries, joys, sorrows and dreams. Few are aware of the string that runs through all the flowers. Without the string there can be no garland. Only the person who recognizes the string can become a real human. This string is called Sutra or Brahma-Sutra (The Divine String). The Divine Atma principle is the string which is found in all human beings and which is the source of all the potencies in them. Vathsala Jayaraman 2) S Nallasivan Hyderabad Arumugakavacham Madam Vathsala Jayaraman has excelled herself in her account of the Arumuga Kavasam. An absorbing tale of mixed emotions, anguish, anxiety, uncalled for hitherto unheard of adventure at an unknown place, the torment and torture of both mind and body and finally exhilaration boundless. A worthy ending like Jeffrey Archer's renowned twist to the tale. An exhilarating moment when the Diamond stud winked at her when she gave up all hopes, when she turned the sole up of the useless slipper. As one who had spent endless nights in the sprawling Shanmuga Vilasam Hall opening to the sea and chanting the Lord's name braving the the strong Sea winds, after having a quick dip in the Sea presented before Lord Subrahmanya when He opeñed His Court for Dharshan, knew that He never send His devotees empty handed and always answered all the Prayers both bidden and unbidden. He is called at Thiruchendur Jayanthinathar not for nothing. I knew from the beginning that Vathsala Jayaraman would return to Chennai with a matching shining smile, as the bright glow that emanated of her diamonds stud. It was only the suspense how the Lord would play His Hands in restoring the Diamond nose studs. It was not the Conductor alone who see the Lord Subramanya in anything and everything but it is representative of the belief and faith of all from our native land without a single exception. Was He not aware while at the detesting job of cleaning the filthy floor of the bus, still she was invoking His intervention by reciting the lines of Devaraya Swamigal, Kanda Shasti Kavasam. Madam remind us subtly that it was the very seashore where He had vanquished the evil demon Soorapadman and his clan She has recalled that not in the too distant past the evil forces that messed up with His Vaira Vel too had been vanquished, of course through a freak accident involving a sand laden Heavy Duty vehicle, Mayilvahanan. Generally Diamond nose stud has been associated with Kanyakumari Bhagavathi Amman Temple. But for the Vathsala Jayaraman family it will always be Tiruchendur, the Shore Temple that will remain relevant whenever Diamond nose studs are discussed. S.Nallasivan C Origin of the Week 1) Ancient names of week days https://www.esamskriti.com/e/History/Indian-History/Names-of-the-Days-of-the-Week-1.aspx Order of the Planet Names The Moon, Mercury, and Venus are the inner planets, whereas Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are the outer ones. The sidereal periods (referenced to the distant stars) are proportional to the distance from the Sun and the closer a planet is to the Sun the faster it moves. The planet names for weekdays alternate between the outer and the inner planets. The order of the planets starting with the Sun which takes place of Earth and after the Moon going out to Saturn and then down is: Sun — Venus — Mercury — Moon — Saturn — Jupiter — Mars In this scheme, the two referents are the Sun with which we begin the order of the inner planets and Saturn with which we begin the order of the outer planets. According to the Padma Purana, Saturn is the son of the Sun, which appears to support this assignation. There is an interesting astrological theory regarding the order chosen. The first hour of the first day of the week was ascribed to the Sun in the above series. The eighth hour of the first day was ascribed again to the Sun, and also the fifteenth and twenty second; the twenty fifth hour (the first hour of the next day) is the Moon, a shift to the right of three, which mathematically is the equation 24 n modulo 7, where n is the day count where the start is n = 0. 2) English names of week days https://englishlive.ef.com/blog/language-lab/origins-behind-english-weekday-names/amp/ The English language days of the week are named after celestial bodies and mythological figures from history. A mish-mash of cultures and traditions have had an influence on the naming of the days and for those of us studying the English language they provide a fascinating insight into the way that the language is formed. D Book Review : "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by T E Lawrence https://www.jm-meyer.com/blog/review-seven-pillars-of-wisdom "Some Englishmen... believed that a rebellion of Arabs against Turks would enable England, while fighting Germany, simultaneously to defeat Turkey. Their knowledge of the nature and power and country of the Arabic-speaking peoples made them think that the issue of such a rebellion would be happy: and indicated its character and method. So they allowed it to begin..." And so also begins T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a memoir of the 1916-1918 Arab Revolt that took place during the First World War. He opens his tale with a clear understanding of context, and a sly smile as to the uncanny nature of the story about to unfold. Lawrence, a young archaeologist familiar with Arab-Islamic culture, quietly enters the British army at the outbreak of the First World War. He then rides into the desert, ostensibly under British direction, to encourage the Arabs to aggressively fight the Turks, and create a diversion from the main efforts of the British...." E Travel Dreams : Auroville https://the-shooting-star.com/auroville-guide/amp/ Back in 2011, when I quit my corporate job to follow my dream to travel the world, I didn’t imagine I would one day land up in a place dedicated to the same ideology. Welcome to the Auroville township – and my Auroville guide to experience it meaningfully! A place where people come to live their dreams. I’ve come across countless stories. A market researcher turned organic farmer. A policeman turned village school headmaster. A corporate honcho turned teacher. A teacher turned mechanic. This is a place to ditch the life you’ve lived, and live the life you’ve always wanted, even if for a few days. Here your conviction to follow your passion holds more value than your salary or title. F Leisure Contributed by A P Ramadurai Cheñnai 1 There was a saint. Ask him on any subject, ask him again and again, he always gives an answer and never gets angry. Once I asked, "Baba, where did you get this teaching of patience, meditation and sadhana?" The saint looked at me with love, said, "Son, I've worked in a sari showroom for 20 years" 2 Englishman in Sydney The English tourist was having a dispute with the Sydney postmaster. He told the local man-"I’ll write The New York Postmaster about you." Curiosity got the better of the Sydneywalla and he asked-"What are going to write about?" Englishman replies-"Last month I visited New York and had a bitter argument with the Postmaster there. I told him-If I ever met a greater idiot than you, I’ll let you know" G Quotes about Day https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/day-quotes Like : "All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." T. E. Lawrence (Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence CB DSO was a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat, and writer, who became renowned for his role in the Arab Revolt and the Sinai and Palestine Campaign against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.) H Obituary Arun Kumar Sohani Copied below is a message received from S Thyagarajan Chennai via Group mail reporting the sad demise of A K Sohani on June 14, 2021. Sohani and I were colleagues in RBI, Nagpur. Prayers 🙏 "Shri Arun Kumar Sohani, former CGM and ED of NHB expired today. Our prayers for the departed soul. 🙏 S Thyagarajan

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