Warrier's COLLAGE July 21, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday July 21, 2021 Ask Swamy https://youtu.be/_HVtoK5-IIE (Sarvapriyananda answers questions on Vedanta) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Select Responses 1) Suryan Ex-Canara Bank Coimbatore Collage provides interesting reading on different topics. Thank you for sharing. (Thanks. Change is constant-Warrier) 2) Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady I am surprised. Wonder how you are editing and compiling the Collage, with subtle surgical skill, daily.... We, the readers, are often just scrolling and reading selectively. (You are not alone. Few weeks ago a reader said I'm accumulating "Social Capital". Whatever it means, I'm enjoying the fun. Every day, some new subject, a different response...More people get connected. Cumulative impact is much more than what is apparent) 3) M G Warrier A reader (X) asked me last week : "Collage, for Whom ?" I'm yet to answer. I could have answered, "For Me!" and forgotten the query. But age (running 77) has started affecting me too. I've become slow in responding. Has X misunderstood "Collage" for "College"? Especially after "Collage in Classroom" started appearing off and on! Images vary with the nature of surface of the mirror. Frankly, for me, Collage is a medium to communicate with my contacts. Made it interactive to avoid the monotony of monologues and where possible, to feel the pulse of readers. I'm happy with the feedback, so far. M G Warrier 4) V N Kelkar H (Collage July 19, 2021) Thanks to Vathsala Madam for her extensive article on Tukaram Ganapati Maharaj who presented the rich ABHANGA tradition of Maharashtra with the compositions of Saint Tukaram, Namdeo, Dnyaneshwar and Janabai rendered in native Marathi style with translation in Tamil for the audience. Our country is a land which offers diversity and universality in worship. On Ashadhi Ekadashi day let's contemplate and seek the ultimate truth in the Lord of Pandharpur. VNKelkar 5) S Nallasivan Hyderabad Earthen tea pots The earthern pots/cups were promoted for serving tea at Railway Stations, when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Railway Minister. He was a the short lived wonder while presiding the Ministry of Railways. (Continued at H1) B Guru Poornima* : Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai This year Guru Poornima falls on 23rd July. Guru Poornima is the full moon day of the ashada month falling in June-July, or July-August according to the thithi. This is also celebrated as Buddha Poornima since Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on this day in Saranath. For Hindus it is the birth day of the Great sage Vyasa, popularly known as Adi Guru. Sage Vyasa edited and compiled all the vedas. He is the author of the great epic Mahabharata,18 puranas, upa puanas, Shrimad Bhagavatham and Vyasa Samhita. Any Satseva done on Gurupurnima day brings abundant grace from Guru. The word Guru means 'one who removes darkness'. Guru represents upliftment of the disciple. It is believed that Guru alone can break the binding forces and deep rooted attachments and release the aspirant from the clutches of earthly existence. There have been many Gurus like Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhwa, Guru Raghavendra, Shirdi Baba, Ramana Maharishi, Sehadri Swamigal, Paramacharya of Kanchi, Puttaparthi Baba and many others-every one preaching in their own style but with a common goal in mind. Celebration of Guru Poornima is a humble attempt to express our gratitude to those great seers. We have read, heard, seen and learnt many things. But it will be purposeful only when our knowledge through sadhana is transformed into continuous outpournig of love and ceaseless service to humanity. Guru Purnima is significant to farmers, the backbone of our nation. The water drawn up and stored as clouds in summer manifests into bouniful showers giving a new life to plants. Guru is not represented by any single person or acharya alone. In a broader perspective, when we see the entire universe as a Guru Swarupa,we can see the guiding hand from all directions, hear an awakening voice from nook and corner and feel the illuminating touch of Guru in every object we see. The supreme Guru manifesting in Nature teaches much more than what we learn from a top class world famous university. A man was particular in getting clarification on many points and get Upadesa of Gnana Marga from Buddha. Daily he was pestering. Buddha agreed on one condition. The man should remain with Buddha for two years and remain silent throughout without asking a single question. The idea was if he stayed with Buddha for 2 long years and simply observed him without asking any question, all his doubts will be automatically cleared. Paul Brunton* went to meet Shri Ramana Maharishi with lot of questions in his mind. He sat before Ramana for an hour. Ramana didn't speak a word. But all the doubts of Paul Brunton automatically got clarified. Such is the power of Guru. Once our ego is emptied, all treasures locked up in the bosom of nature will rush towards us,with the grace of Guru who is none but Parabrahmam. In Hindu tradition Dakshinamurthy** represents the ultimate Guru. All the five elememts, sun, the planets, all the vedas, disciples and the sadhana-in short the entire srishti is symbolically represented in his form. Wish you all a wonerful thoughtful Gurupoornima! *Received by Group email *Paul Brunton is the pen name of Raphael Hurst, a British author of spiritual books. He is best known as one of the early popularizers of Neo-Hindu spiritualism in western esotericism, notably via his bestselling A Search in Secret India which has been translated into over 20 languages **Concept of Dakshinamurthy : https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/the-concept-of-dakshinamurthy/m-lite C Remembering : Blitz & Russy Karanjia In Conversation https://youtu.be/lrRrw0O4HSo End of an Era https://www.hindustantimes.com/india/karanjia-and-his-blitz/story-6Ql5IRj8Jzjk6h73sRHq2K_amp.html D Book Review : As The Wicked Watch : Tamron Hall https://www.mysteryandsuspense.com/as-the-wicked-watch/ As The Wicked Watch Tamron Hall reviewed by Fiona Cook Goodreads From as early as the dedication, Tamron Hall makes her intentions clear for As the Wicked Watch – she’s here to give you a twisty crime mystery, sure, but she’s also got some statements to make along the way. Journalist Jordan Manning works the crime beat in Chicago, bringing a blend of femininity, empathy, and a healthy dose of journalistic instincts, which have served her well and helped her to rise steadily through the ranks. But when teenager Masey James goes missing, Jordan starts to realize that she may have let herself get too close to this one. E Universal Basic Minimum Income https://www.moneylife.in/article/universal-basic-minimum-income-are-we-clear-about-the-concept/48745.html This article was published on November 8, 2016. I wrote : "Article 39 of the Indian Constitution mentions certain principles of policy to be followed by the State, including providing an adequate means of livelihood for all citizens, equal pay for equal work for men and women, proper working conditions, reduction of concentration of wealth and means of production from the hands of a few, and distribution of community resources to ‘sub-serve the common good’, Constitutional objectives of building an egalitarian social order and establishing a Welfare State by bringing about a social revolution assisted by the State. Policy decisions would also be taken to support the nationalisation of mineral resources as well as public utilities. Further, several legislations pertaining to agrarian reforms and land tenure have been enacted by central and state governments, in order to ensure equitable distribution of land resources." Please use the link above to view full article-Warrier F Leisure Question: Who was the greatest financier in the Bible? Answer: Noah -- he was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation. Question: What did God say after He created Adam? "I can do better than that." And so, He created woman. Question: Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible? Answer: Pharaoh's daughter -- she went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little profit. Oops. That should read "prophet". Question: What kind of man was Boaz before he got married? Answer: Ruth-less. Question: Who was the first drug addict in the Bible? Answer: Nebuchadnezzar -- he was on grass for seven years. (Daniel 4:23- 33) Question: What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible? Answer: Yahweh drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury, an automobile produced by Plymouth from 1955 to 1989. Israel's Triumph (a British automobile produced from 1921 to 1984) could be heard after the death of Goliath (2 Samuel 17:52, New Living Translation. Honda... because Acts 2:12 says the apostles "were all in one Accord," an automobile produced beginning in 1976. In Psalm 83, the Almighty clearly owns both a Pontiac and a Geo. The passage urges the Lord to "pursue your enemies with your Tempest and terrify them with your Storm." -- Psalm 83:15 God may favor Dodge pickup trucks since the Israelistes were warned not to follow Moses up on the mountain "until the Ram's horn sounds a long blast." -- Exodus 19:13 2 Corinthians 4:8 describes a group traveling in a Volkswagen Bug: "We are hard pressed on every side." G Blessings https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/blessings-quotes Like : I'm proud of my hard work. Working hard won't always lead to the exact things we desire. There are many things I've wanted that I haven't always gotten. But, I have a great satisfaction in the blessings from my mother and father, who instilled a great work ethic in me both personally and professionally. Tamron Hall (Tamron Latrise Hall is an American broadcast journalist, television talk show host and author. In September 2019, Hall debuted her self-titled syndicated daytime talk show.) H 1) Continued from A4... He did the impossible, turning the Usual running in Red balance sheet to show a huge profit of Rs 20000 Crores. The miracle last for just one year and God, Lalu Prasad Yadav and his account Managers alone are privy to the secret of the one time wonder. Possibly the tea serving earthern pots turned the Railways fortune and helped posting the Rs 20000 Crores Surplus. The West considered him as the novel/modern Management Guru. He was invited to address University Students. Even students from Harward Business School arrived in India to listen to Lalu Prasad Yadav hoping that he would unravel the secret. Among Indian Politicians he stands out and he feared none. He is an expert in finding solutions to even the most tricky problem before one blinked. When he was restrained from holding his Office any more, leaders around the World were amazed when he chose the person best suited, a house wife who successfully managed, possibly the largest family. Who could blame him that the housewife who succeeded him happened to be his spouse! He always misled people by his simple rustic appearance. Many may not be aware* that he had a post graduate degree and was a trained Lawyer. Is not his achievement that the Collage could easily relate earthern tea pots with Lalu Prasad Yadav even after two decades. S Nallasivan *Brief Profile : Lalu Prasad, second of his parents' six sons, was born in Phulwaria in Bihar to Kundan Ray and Marachhiya Devi, and attended a local middle school before moving to Patna with his elder brother. After completing Bachelor of Laws and a M A in Political Science from B N...

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