Warrier's COLLAGE July 6, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Tuesday July 6, 2021 Good Morning See H Collage Follow up Nice Day M G Warrier Thought for the Day : (Message received from T R S Iyer Mumbai) The ...E... life !!! In this world of E-mails, E-ticket, E-paper, E-recharge, E-transfer and the latest E-Governance..E- commerce. Never Forget "E-shwar ( God )" who makes e-verything e-asy for e-veryone e-veryday. "E" is the most Eminent letter of the English alphabet. Men or Women don't exist without "E". House or Home can't be made without "E". Bread or Butter can't be found without "E". "E" is the beginning of "existence" and the end of "trouble." It's not at all in 'war' but twice in 'peace'. It's once in 'hell' but twice in 'heaven'. "E" represented in 'Emotions' Hence, all emotional relations like Father, Mother, Brother, Sister,wife & friends have 'e' in them. "E" also represents 'Effort' & 'Energy' Hence to be 'Better' from good both "e" 's are added. Without "e", we would have no love, life, wife, friends or hope & 'see', 'hear', 'smell', or 'taste' as 'eye' 'ear', 'nose' & 'tongue' are incomplete without "e". Finally no 'Life' & 'Death' without "e". Hence GO with "E" but without E-GO. A Current Affairs RBI Governor's speach, May 25, 2021 https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_SpeechesView.aspx?Id=1106 In the dynamic world of financial services, and more so after the pandemic, FinTech is expected to challenge the financial sector with innovations and its exponential growth. Harnessing FinTech for customer services will effectively control costs and expand the banking and non-banking businesses. The increased use of digital payments brought about by COVID-19 could fuel a rise in digital lending in the current decade as companies accumulate consumer data and enhance credit analytics. This in turn presents new and complex trade-offs between financial stability, competition and data protection; thereby, warranting new regulatory frameworks and novel ways of monitoring. It is imperative for the financial sector regulators to monitor global developments and formulate policy responses to the risks and the opportunities. Going forward, banks need to address the financing needs of new sunrise sectors without undermining the traditional sectors of the economy. This conclave gives us an opportunity to look back on what has been accomplished and deliberate on what still needs to be done. I wish to reiterate that we at the Reserve Bank are fully committed to use all our policy tools to secure a robust recovery of the economy from the debilitating effects of the pandemic. The Reserve Bank remains devoted to build an enabling environment to develop the financial sector and create necessary preconditions for growth while preserving financial stability. B Collage in Classroom : 1) Mathematics https://www.britannica.com/science/mathematics "Mathematics, the science of structure, order, and relation that has evolved from elemental practices of counting, measuring, and describing the shapes of objects. It deals with logical reasoning and quantitative calculation, and its development has involved an increasing degree of idealization and abstraction of its subject matter. Since the 17th century, mathematics has been an indispensable adjunct to the physical sciences and technology, and in more recent times it has assumed a similar role in the quantitative aspects of the life sciences." 2) Introverts https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/the-power-of-introverts/the-power-of-introverts-34651/ "Introverts often do their best work alone, they have a tendency to shut down when they feel like their voice is not being heard. Whereas, they excel in small groups and similar minds. Dear introverts, you are self sufficient and you know it. Be in love with yourself, whoever you are, be the best version of yourself. We all are unique!" C Fibonacci-Sequence* https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fibonacci-sequence.html The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, ... The next number is found by adding up the two numbers before it: the 2 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1+1), the 3 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1+2), the 5 is (2+3), and so on!" *Inspired by a link received from P P Ramachandran via Group mail. Also see B 1 (Mathematics) above. D Life 1) Profile : Understanding Debbie Ford http://thefordinstitute.com/debbie-ford Debbie Ford was an internationally recognized expert in the field of personal transformation and a pioneering force in incorporating the study and integration of the human shadow into modern psychological and spiritual practices, She was the Executive Producer of The Shadow Effect movie. She personally led thousands of people from around the world through her renowned Shadow Process Workshop and was founder The Ford Institute. She was the New York Times best-selling author of nine books. Debbie died of cancer on February 17, 2013, but her legendary work lives on. Debbie’s first three books, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, Spiritual Divorce and The Secret of the Shadow, are still known as groundbreaking, pioneering work in emotional and spiritual education. They take the reader on amazing journeys into the internal world, laying out the blueprint of the human psyche. They are honest, straightforward and practical. Her next two books, The Right Questions and The Best Year Of Your Life, birthed out of her innovative and unique coaching training programs, guide people and give them an outer map to follow to reach their goals, to overcome their limitations, and to make choices that empower and lead them forward. In her sixth book Why Good People Do Bad Things, which her publisher called her “tour-de-force,” Debbie used her 15 years as a writer, teacher, coach and speaker to pull together and expose the greatest human tragedy, the internal split that happens for each and every human as they develop and get socialized into a world of conflicts and polarities. Her seventh book The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse provided a map for an incredible personal journey to transform consciousness and unlock purpose, meaning, and passion in our lives. Debbie was the executive producer of The Shadow Effect Movie and co-authored her eighth book, which had the same title, with Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson. Debbie’s ninth book Courage: Overcoming Fear and Igniting Self-Confidence was her most personal, powerful and potent work. She wrote about how she found the courage, confidence and strength to become one of the worlds’ foremost thought leaders even in the face of her own life challenges and she shared a proven process and guiding principles for overcoming insecurity and fear and unlocking the enormous courage that resides deep within. Debbie's books are used by universities, teachers, lawyers, mediators, and therapists around the world to support others in a true healing of the heart. (Debbie attributed Deepak Chopra's writings as a trigger for her shift in attitude towards life) 2) Gratitude* Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." And I would add this thought — that without gratitude, you can turn any paradise into hell. Without gratitude, you will always walk away from the table still starving — no matter what measure of abundance has been laid before you. Without gratitude, every job is the worst job on earth, every spouse is deficient, every friend lets you down, every home is on the wrong street, every gift is the wrong size, every novel is full of typos, every mattress is uncomfortable, every cup of coffee is too weak. Without gratitude, every choice you ever made will always feel like the wrong choice. Without gratitude, summers will always be too hot; winters will always be too cold. The music will always be too loud, the movie will always suck, the teenagers will always be too rude. Without gratitude, people who vote or worship differently from you will always be monsters in your eyes. Without gratitude, you will always feel you were born into the wrong family. Without gratitude, the waitress will always be too slow, and you will always get the worst seat on the bus. Without gratitude, every driver on the road except you is an idiot. Without gratitude, life is A Misery. The alchemy of all alchemies —is gratitude. Even if we learn nothing else, we must learn how to say "THANK YOU" and Stay blessed forever *Received from Prabha Ramadurai E Faith/Spirituality : Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Story of Shvetaketu From Chandogya Upanishad, Chapter 6 Shvetaketu was the only son of Rishi Uddalaka. When he turned twelve, he was asked by his father to go and get his education from a Gurukula. When Shvetaketu returned from the Gurukula after finishing his twelve years rigorous training in all the branches of knowledge, his father Uddalaka found arrogance in his expression. Once Uddalaka called him by his side and asked him, “Shvetaketu, my boy, have you, ever sought out the knowledge of that by which the unheard can be heard, the unseen can be seen, the unknowable can be known?” Shvetaketu was shocked. He had no idea about what his father had asked. So he requested his father to give him this knowledge. Uddalaka told Shvetaketu, “Son, by knowing one lump of clay you may learn about everything made of clay; the only difference between such things is the name, a result of speech. But the truth is that all such things are of the same substance. Likewise, by knowing one chunk of gold, you may learn about everything made of gold; the only difference between such things is the name, a result of speech. But the truth is that all such things are of the same substance. And the same is true for even the simplest tools made of iron. This, my son, is the knowledge of which I speak.” Uddalaka thus continued saying, “Dear child, in the beginning of things there was pure Being, one without a second. It willed to become many. Then, it manifested itself in the form of fire and from fire came water and from there came food. This way this rich variety of things came into existence by permutation and combination of these forms. Then life appeared, and among the living beings there came man with his varied powers and functions.” Shvetaketu stopped his father from going ahead and asked him to explain where a man would go during sleep. “The man becomes one with the Spirit, the eternal Being. Man's mind is like a beast tied to a peg by a long rope. It turns round and round and can not get away. When a man dies his power of speech is merged into his mind, his mind is absorbed in the prana, the prana is merged into the light, and the light merges in the power beyond. That power is subtle. It pervades the universe. That is the Truth. That is the Spirit. That Thou art, O Shvetaketu.” Shvetaketu was not satisfied and wanted to know more about that all pervading Power. Here Uddalaka explains to him beautifully about the One and the Many by giving examples. He says, “Dear child, bees bring droplets of honey from various flowers and store in the hive. Once in the hive, do the droplets know from which flower they came? Need they know it? So too all these beings when merge into the ocean of Being, they know not whence they came. All become one when they have merged in the ocean of consciousness, of the One Being. That is subtle. That pervades everything. That is the Atman. That thou art, O Shvetaketu.” Then Uddalaka gives the example of all rivers merging into the ocean and losing their individual identity. Then he gives another example in which he explains that by cutting a part of the tree the whole tree does not die. Only that part which is cut dies. Thus that which is deprived of its life dies but the life itself does not die. The power by which life lives eternally is the Spirit. That thou art O Shvetaketu.” Shvetaketu listened to his father attentively and said: “My respected teachers must not have known this, for if they had, they surely would have told me. Won't you please give me more of this knowledge, Father?” And Uddalaka agreed to do so. And we see further dialogues between Uddalaka and Shvetaketu in the following manner. Uddalaka: “Bring me a fruit from the banyan tree.” Shvetaketu: “Here is one, Father.” Uddalaka: “Break it open.” Shvetaketu: “It is broken, Father.” Uddalaka: “What do you see there?” Shvetaketu: “These tiny seeds.” Uddalaka: “Now break one of them open.” Shvetaketu: “It is broken, Father.” Uddalaka: “What do you see there?” Shvetaketu: “Nothing, Father.” Uddalaka: “My son, you know there is a subtle essence which you do not perceive, but through that essence the truly immense banyan tree exists. Believe it, my son. Everything that exists has its Self in that subtle essence. It is Truth. It is the Self, and you, Shvetaketu, are That (tattvamasi).” Shvetaketu further pleaded with his father to teach him more, and Uddalaka continued: Uddalaka: “Bring a pinch of salt my son.” Shvetaketu: “Here, I have brought the salt Father.” Uddalaka: “Place this salt in water, and come back to me in the morning.” The son did as he was told. Uddalaka (in the morning): “Bring me the salt you put in the water last night.” Shvetaketu (after looking): “Father, I cannot find it.” Uddalaka: “Of course not; it has dissolved. Now taste the water from the surface. How does it taste?” Shvetaketu: “It's salty.” Uddalaka: “Taste the water from the middle of the bowl. How does it taste?” Shvetaketu: “It's salty.” Uddalaka: “Now taste the water from the bottom. How does it taste?” Shvetaketu: “It's salty.” Uddalaka: “Go, throw it away and come back to me.” Shvetaketu did so, and returned. Shvetaketu: “But, father, although I have thrown it away, the salt remains.” Uddalaka: “Likewise, though you cannot hear or perceive or know the subtle essence, it is here. Everything that exists has its Self in that subtle essence. It is Truth. It is the Self, and you, Shvetaketu, are That (tattvamasi).” Shared from upanishads.org For further reading : http://yogananda.com.au/upa/Chandogya_Upanishad.html F Teaching Profession* A School Principal's speech at a graduation...... He said "The Doctor wants his child to become a doctor... the Engineer wants his child to become an engineer... The Businessman wants his ward to become CEO... BUT a teacher also wants his child to become one of them, as well..!! Nobody wants to become a teacher BY CHOICE"... Very sad but that's the truth..!! The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become only a teacher?" To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Mrs Datar. Be honest. What do you make?" Teacher Mrs Datar, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, then began...) "Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor winner. I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 min. without an I- Pod, Game Cube or movie rental. You want to know what I make? (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table) I make kids wonder. I make them question. I make them apologize and mean it. I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. I teach them how to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't everything. I make them read, read, read. I make them show all their work in math. They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator. I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about India while preserving their unique cultural identity. I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe. Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life. (Mrs Datar paused one last time and then continued.) Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant. You want to know what I make? I MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN ALL YOUR LIVES, EDUCATING KIDS AND PREPARING THEM TO BECOME CEO's, AND DOCTORS AND ENGINEERS... What do you make Mr. CEO? Only money? His jaw dropped; he went silent. *Forward received from KP V Karunakaran G Quotes about Ego https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/ego-quotes "To live in the light of a new day and an unimaginable and unpredictable future, you must become fully present to a deeper truth - not a truth from your head, but a truth from your heart; not a truth from your ego, but a truth from the highest source." Debbie Ford (Debbie Ford was an American self-help author, coach, lecturer and teacher, most known for The New York Times best-selling book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, which aimed to help readers overcome their shadow side with the help of modern psychology and spiritual practices.) H Collage Follow up P V Viswanathan Nambudiri 1) Talk on Ramayanam (Malayalam) https://youtu.be/-oxa9NVWsY8 2) If you didn't enter Collage yesterday : Book Release : Sanathanasudha (Malayalam) By P V Viswanathan Nambudiri (July 5, 2021) https://youtu.be/0mO8uaCNLJY (Link Courtesy : K N Ganapathy Atlanta US)

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