Warrier's COLLAGE August 4, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday August 4, 2021 Direct Knowledge : Aparokshanubhuti https://youtu.be/N03esE8tawE ( A recent talk by Sarvapriyananda) Good Morning V N Kelkar's response : "Thanks for sharing amazing story of the Golden Girl of Indian Hockey. She is a legend in the making. Today's The Hindu has covered the news. "Twenty-six year old Rani who made her India debut at the age of 14 in the Olympic qualifier in Kazan, Russia, in 2008, has risen from her humble background to become an iconic figure in Indian hockey in her 13 year old international career." Nice Day M G Warrier Flying Squirrel : https://youtu.be/1-FHzf4xnWw (Wild Life Watch) A 1) Satsangam with Panchapagesan Chennai Caring & Sharing Action performed with SELFISH DESIRES Action performed with UNSELFISH DESIRES Action performed WITHOUT DESIRES BARSHIM HAS SHOWN US THE WAY WHAT A LESSON TO BE LEARNT The scene is the final of men's high jump at the Tokyo Olympics. Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi was facing Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim in the final. Both of them jumped 2.37 meters and were on par! Olympic officials gave three more attempts to each of them, but they were unable to reach more than 2.37 meters. One more attempt was given to two both of them, but Tampberi withdrew from the last attempt due to a serious leg injury. The moment when there was no other opponent in front of Barshim, the moment when he could have easily approached the Gold alone! But Barshim asked the official "if the gold can be shared between the two of us if I withdraw from the final attempt ?" The official checks and confirms and says "Yes, then the gold will be shared between the two of you". Barshim then had nothing to think about, announces withdrawal from the last attempt. Seeing this, the Italian opponent Tamberi ran and hugged Barshim and screamed ! What we saw there was a great share of love in sports that touches our hearts. It reveals the indescribable sportsmanship that makes religions, colors and borders irrelevant! Yes, it reminds us that we, humans are all also living in this mundane world... But there are others also guiding us showing us the way to be like them. V T Panchapagesan 2) A One Act Play : V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Here is an One-act Play, consisting of three scenes, based on certain events in the last two decades of the life of Dr Albert Einstein. Persons in the play: Dr.Albert Einstein...The great Elsa Einstein...........2nd wife of Dr.Einstein Helen Dukas...........Secretary-cum- Assistant of Dr.Einstein Dr.Niels Bohr...........Eminent physicist Dr.Leo Szilard.......... do Dr.Dean....................Dr.Einstein's personal physician ( A pleasant evening of August 1935. The barely furnished study of 'the most famous' house of Dr Albert Einstein on the Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey. The wall overlooking the lovely garden is mostly occupied by an enormous window. The walls on either side are covered from floor to ceiling by book-shelves wherein books are very neatly arranged. In utter contrast is a writing table on which books, pens and pencils are lying scattered. There are three framed portraits on the table. They are Faraday, Maxwell and Gandhi. Mrs Elsa Einstein, a lady more graceful than beautiful, is sitting on the sofa, knitting a woollen sweater. Near the table sits Helen Dukas, Einstein's energetic Private Secretary, busy filing some papers. The Doctor is yet to return from the Institute.) (Continued at H2) B Current Affairs Fake Universities https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/university-grants-commission-declares-24-universities-as-fake/cid/1824939 (Link Courtesy : G Mohandas Chennai) Earlier report (October 2020): https://m.timesofindia.com/home/education/news/ugc-declares-24-universities-as-fake-maximum-from-up-followed-by-delhi/amp_articleshow/78536669.cms The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday (October 6, 2020) announced a list of 24 "self-styled, unrecognised institutions" in the country, terming them as "fake" with the maximum of them operating from Uttar Pradesh followed by Delhi. The majority of eight of these universities are from Uttar Pradesh while Delhi has seven fake universities. C Books on Direct Knowledge 1) Aparokshanubhuti https://www.speakingtree.in/allslides/aparokshanubhuti-by-adi-sankara--3/230556 " I am neither the body, a combination of the five elements of matter, nor am I an aggregate of the senses; I am something different from these." 2) Panchadashi : Introduction https://www.swami-krishnananda.org/panchadasi/pan_01.html "The viveka, or the analysis, the discrimination that is spoken of here, is actually the analysis of Consciousness. The very beginning verses go directly into the subject without beating about the bush and giving us introductory passages or telling stories, etc. It goes to the very heart of the matter. The impossibility of denying the existence of consciousness is the main subject in the initial verses. We may doubt everything. We may even deny everything, but we cannot deny consciousness because it is consciousness that is doubting, and it is consciousness that is denying things. When all things go because of the denial of all things, then what remains? There remains the consciousness of having denied everything and the consciousness of doubting all things." D Freedom Fighters C Rajagopalachari https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/c-rajagopalachari-276533-2015-12-10 Remembering C Rajagopalachari: 10 interesting facts about India's last Governor-General Here are important facts about the Governor-General of India and who served India during the freedom struggle, C Rajagopalachari. 137th birth anniversary of C. Rajagopalachari 137th birth anniversary of C. Rajagopalachari One of the most influential leaders of India, C. Rajagopalachari, was born on December 10 in 1878. He was the Governor-General of India and had served India during the freedom struggle. E Blogs & Links 1) Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan : Books on Mythology https://www.bhavans.info/bookstore/book-details.php?book_id=484 Chakravarti Rajagopalachari is a distinguished founder member of the Bhavan. A great patriot, astute politician, thinker, visionary, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, he was a great statesman. A freedom fighter, he was also the Chief Minister of Madras, Governor of West Bengal, India's Home Minister and the first Indian Governor-General of Free India. Rajaji popularized books on Ramayan, Mahabharat, Bhagwad Gita ,Upanishads and several others by writing in his inimitable style which has appealed to millions of people. He wrote in English and Tamil, his mother tongue. He passed away in 1972 at the age of 94. 2) Mental Health https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/queerbooknerd/mental-health-is-no-joke-35735/ F Leisure 1) Contradictions* Man O Man! When without money, eats vegetables at home; When has money, eats the same vegetables in a fine restaurant. When without money, rides bicycle; When has money rides the same ‘exercise machine’. When without money walks to earn food When has money, walks to burn fat; (Continued at H1) *Forward received from R Jayakumar Mumbai via Group mail 2) Gelototherapy* On studying about ' Laughing Buddha' I am reminded of Vidushaks of the palace, court jesters who used to keep the kings in jovial mood and free from tension. Akbar had many jesters. Tenali Raman was a vidushaka in the kingdom of Krishna Deva Raya. Now a days there is a special field of study ( a para medical course) called GELOTOLOGY- a specialised study of the impact of laughter in human body. A gelotologist is a specialist who studies the physiological effects of laughter. When a person laughs, some special muscles called gelastic muscles get exercised, and, as a result, several physiological changes such as an increase in respiration and blood circulation take place. A gelotologist is concerned with analysis of such changes and their effect on human health. The word originated from the Greek root 'gelos' meaning laughter. The first institute devoted to the field of gelotology was started in 1971 in San Francisco by Dr William Fry, who believed that laughter was bad for health. However, his views were proven wrong later. Further research has proved that Gelototherapy works wonders in case of stress-related illness and can be given to attendants of patients who feel the stress more than patients themselves. In Tamil there is a saying "Vaai vittu Siriththal noi vittu pogum" (Open laughter frees one from all the disease) *Received from Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai 3) "F" Words : M G Warrier Mumbai No. I'm not going to talk about the word that came to your mind immediately. That can wait! Most of the words which I fear, including fear start with F. Maybe there are some exceptions like fun, faith or focus. Fake, fail, feel, farce, free, fry, freek, fall, fret, frown, finance, flip, flop, flame, fumble, fume... the list of words I'm uncomfortable with is endless... This is how the mind works. If you focus on negatives, all negatives rush in. Yes, focus on positives, slowly negatives will start fading away! G Quotes* about FAKE https://www.searchquotes.com/search/Fake_Degree/ Like : Arrogance makes one victim of self pride and inflicts with the fondness of selfishness to the degree that nothing will satisfy the arrogant except false flattery and praise. Dr Anil Kumar Sinha (*Collage Caution : Most of the quotes being from "Unknown" sources, some of them could be fake-Warrier) H 1) Continued from F1 Man O Man! Never fails to deceive thyself! When without money, wishes to get married; When has money, wishes to get divorced. When without money, wife becomes secretary; When has money, secretary becomes wife. When without money, acts like a rich man; When has money acts like a poor man. Man O Man! Never can tell the simple truth! Says share market is bad, but keeps speculating; Says money is evil, but keeps accumulating. Says high Positions are lonely, but keeps wanting them. Says gambling & drinking is bad, but keeps indulging; Man O Man! Never means what he says and never says what he means.. Life is not about what you couldn't do so far, it's about what you can still do. Wait and dont ever give up.. Miracles happen every day.... Rs 20 seems too much to give a beggar but it seems okay when it's given as tip at a fancy restaurant. After a whole day of work hours at the gym seem alright but helping your Mother out at home seems like a burden. Praying to god for 3 min takes too much time but watching a movie for 3 hours doesn't. Wait a whole year for Valentine's Day but we always forget Mother's Day. Two poor starving kids sitting on the pavement weren't given even a slice of bread, but a painting of them sold for lakhs of rupees. We don't think twice about forwarding jokes but we will rethink about sending this message on. Six easy ways to earn, even after death : 1) Give a gift or a smile to someone. Each time you gift or smile, it will make someone's day, you gain. 2) Donate a wheelchair to a hospital. Each time a sick person uses it, you gain. 3) Participate in building an orphanage, hospital, school or college. Anybody uses it, you gain. 4) Place a water cooler in a public place. Anybody drinks water, you gain. 5) Plant a tree. Whenever a person, animal sits in its shade or eats from it, you gain. 6) And the easiest of all is to share this message with people. Even if one applies any of the above, YOU GAIN. I just did. 2) Continued from D2 Mrs E : "Helen, dear, you may think that I will suggest cleaning that dirty table. Not at all." Helen : (Smiling) "I know the reason, Ma'am. I got it from the horse's mouth yesterday. I was trying to put the pens and pencils on a tray. The Doctor jumped at me roaring. 'Take off your hand from the table. I know exactly where these things are. No meddling. I want to see my table in the same way I left it when I return from the Institute.' " Mrs E : (Smiling) "The Professor has a method in his madness. Do you know, Helen, it was a stomach ache that changed my life?" Helen : "No, Ma'am. When did you have that?" Mrs E : "Not I. Your Doctor. It was eighteen years ago. He had a severe bout of stomach pain and was not in good terms with Mileva, his first wife. I was his cousin and a widow. I nursed him back to health and paid a price for it." Helen : "Ma'am,did you actually suffer a lot being a genius's wife?" Mrs E : "Not at all. I knew my role all along : To look after his outside affairs, take business matters off his shoulders, and take care that he is not interrupted in his work. I knew nothing of his science. In fact, he told a friend : 'I am glad my wife does not know any science. My first wife did.' He is quite aware of what I have been doing for him. He is more grateful to me than loving. He loves my two daughters as his own. That is enough for me." Helen : "May I ask you a very personal question? Did at any time his oddities embarrass you?" Mrs E : "No, no. I am used to it. In a way it gives me a secret pleasure. Do you know, in his circle, he is treated as a madcap who does not wear socks. He won't wear a coat and a necktie, will not iron his trousers, comb his hair. In his opinion, you are merely wasting time by adorning your God -given body. When Prof Haldane decided to shift permanently to India, his response was : 'Sixty years in socks is enough.' Among his early admirers were the King and Queen of Belgium. He was once invited to the palace. The Queen, who was particularly fond of him, sent her chauffeur to receive him at the railway station. How could the poor fellow know that the royal guest would alight from a third class compartment in shabby clothes with his violin case in one hand and walk away from the station! He reported that the guest failed to turn up. Meanwhile, the Professor entered a restaurant and requested the use of the telephone. He dialled the palace and asked for the queen. The flabbergasted manager snatched the receiver from his hand and reported to the police who made enquiries and escorted him to the palace." Helen : "What was the royal reaction?" Mrs E : "Oh,their esteem shot up. After all, he was a genius. (Looking at the clock) It is 5 30 already. The Professor is late. Helen, go downstairs and telephone to the Institute." Helen : "Yes, Ma'am" (She goes down. The sounds of a car door closing and a car starting are heard. A few moments later Helen appears along with the Professor. Einstein was yet to acquire the sage-like features familiar to us. The flowing hair and mustache were in place, no doubt.) Mrs E : "What happened to you, Professor?Did you engage in a debate with your favourite students?" E : "No." Mrs E : "Feeling tired, did you sit somewhere on the roadside?" E : "No" Mrs E : "Please don't answer in monosyllables. Tell us what happened?" E : "(embarrassed) Don't frown at me, Elsa dear. To tell you the truth" : "I forgot the way home." Mrs E : "(amazed) What? Forgot the way home? You could have telephoned from the nearest booth. Helen would have picked you up." E : "Our telephone number didn't occur to me." Helen : "Then you could have contacted the office, Doctor." E : "How could I tell them that I don't remember the way home. But somehow I recollected the telephone number of Dean Eisenhart. Mrs Eisenhart took the phone. I hid my identity. She refused to give our phone number assuming that someone wanted to disturb me. At last I had to tell her my situation. She asked her son to pick me up in their car and leave me here. The whole thing was shameful. Wasn't it?" Mrs E : "In a way, yes; in a way, you can't be other than yourself, dear." E : "(beaming)But today is one of the happiest days in my life. I could break some ground in unified field theory." Mrs E : (moving forward to embrace him) Mein Shatz! My wonderful, silly creature! (The curtain falls)

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