Warrier's COLLAGE September 3, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Friday September 3, 2021 Working for/Living with God https://youtu.be/xusH299VCpI (The concept of "Total Surrender") Good Morning A four parts Interview with Lord Ganesha starts today. See D Vathsala Meets Ganesha 🙏 Nice Day M G Warrier An audio clip about "Finding Chika" by Mitch Albom https://youtu.be/IuhlD8lOt4M A Messages 1) M G Warrier Mumbai I'm getting requests from readèrs for resending back issues of Collage for different reasons. I'm trying to comply with the requests quickly when it's for recent issues. As I'm not maintaining my files systematically, sometimes tracing old mails become difficult. However I have been posting Collage regularly at my FB Page and at www.warriersblog.com Thanks for your support and cooperation 🙏-Warrier 2) Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai As the month Aavani starts all functions arrive one by one.We had Onam, Varalakshmi Vratham, Avanai Avittam, Gayatri Japan, Krishnashtami. Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 10th September, 2021. I am sharing four imaginary conversations with Lord Ganesha in four snippets* (*Parts I, II, III and IV will be included in Collage on 3, 6, 8 and 9 September 2021 respectively. See D/H2 in Collage today. Many Thanks for your continued support to COLLAGE 🙏-Warrier) B Book Review* : Stranger in the Lifeboat (Release expected in November 2021) https://www.mitchalbom.com/books/the-stranger-in-the-lifeboat/ Mitch Albom has written of heaven in the celebrated number one bestsellers The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The First Phone Call from Heaven. Now, for the first time in his fiction, he ponders what we would do if, after crying out for divine help, God actually appeared before us? What might the Lord look, sound and act like? (Continued at H1) *This yet-to-be released book is introduced because you are curious to know "What might the Lord look, sound and act like?", I know-Warrier C South Indian Recipes Curd Rice : Thayir Satham https://www.indianhealthyrecipes.com/curd-rice-recipe/ There are 2 different ways to make this. One is the home style & the other one is the temple style. In home style preparation, the regular tempering spices, red chilies & green chilies are used. Where as for the temple style the ingredients are different & the method as well. D Vathsala Meets Ganesha This year Ganesh Chathurthi is on September 10, 2021. As many may not be able to have a direct "Darshan" of Lord Ganesha, I managed an interview with the Lord myself to get to know Him better and perform my actions that would be pleasing my dearest Lord. Here's a report in 4 Parts : Part I As I thought holding my ears across with my crossed hands and doing sit ups is favorite way to invoke him, He did not fail to appear before me. He just gave me 10 minutes time as he had many calls and promised to appear again on three more occasions within a week. The conversation with Him started. (Continued at H2) E Old Books* : Mill on the Floss https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/millonthefloss/summary/ Maggie Tulliver is the impetuous, clever younger daughter of the Tullivers of Dorlcote Mill in St. Ogg's. Maggie frustrates her superficial mother with her unconventional dark coloring and unnatural activeness and intelligence. Maggie's father often takes Maggie's side, but it is Maggie's older brother Tom upon whom she is emotionally dependent. Maggie's greatest happiness is Tom's affection, and his disapproval creates dramatic despair in Maggie, whose view of the world, as all children's, lacks perspective. Though Tom is less studious than Maggie appears to be, Mr. Tulliver decides to pay for Tom to have additional education rather than have him take over the mill. This decision provokes a family quarrel between Mr. Tulliver and his wife's sisters, the Dodsons. Mr. Tulliver is frustrated by the snobbish contrariness of the Dodsons, led by Mrs. Tulliver's sister Mrs. Glegg, and vows to repay money that Mrs. Glegg had lent him, thereby weakening her hold on him. He has lent almost an equal sum to his sister and her husband, the Mosses, but he feels affectionately toward his sister and decides not to ask for money back, which they cannot pay. *This is not a review of the book. Idea is to give a feel of the book-Warrier F Leisure 1) Stay invested* ```An Arab falls in love with a Gujarati girl and decides to meet her father.``` Arab: ``Your daughter is beautiful and I love her. If you let me marry her I will give u gold equal to her weight.`` Gujrati : "I need time." Arab : "To think?" Gujrati : "No no...to increase her weight" Investments always give you better returns if you hold for longer term! Stay Invested *Received from Shivaram Shetty Ex-RBI Mumbai 2) Memory loss* Elephantine memory (of a different type) Most brilliant Professor Jackson shifted home. Two days later, while driving home from the college, he could not recall his new address-vaguely aware he was somewhere near. Seeing some children playing, he asked a small boy “Do you happen to know where Prof. Jackson's house is?” “Third house on the left, daddy" replied the child *Received from A P Ramadurai Cheñnai G Quotes about children growing up https://www.wisesayings.com/kids-growing-up-quotes/ Like : "Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them - a mother's approval, a father's nod - are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives." Mitch Albom (Mitchell David Albom is an American author, journalist, and musician. His books have sold over 39 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national recognition for sports writing in his early career, he is perhaps best known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays, and films.) H 1) Continued from B In The Stranger in the Lifeboat, Albom keeps us guessing until the end: Is this strange and quiet man really who he claims to be? What actually happened to cause the explosion? Are the survivors already in heaven, or are they in hell? The story is narrated by Benji, one of the passengers, who recounts the events in a notebook that is later discovered—a year later—when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat. It falls to the island’s chief inspector, Jarty LeFleur, a man battling his own demons, to solve the mystery of what really happened. A fast-paced, compelling novel that makes you ponder your deepest beliefs, The Stranger in the Lifeboat suggests that answers to our prayers may be found where we least expect them. 2) Continued from D Me : Namaskaram, My dear Lord of Wisdom, what do you do so well to be so popular among children to elders and be present in every nook and corner of India? Ganesha : It is simple. I listen to everyone's prayers without interrupting them. I have all the patience in the world to let people talk whatever they want in my presence. Eventually, they find answers to their own questions and walk away praising me. Me : How do people find answers themselves in your presence? Ganesha : It has nothing to do with my presence. If they share their feelings, emotions and desires with other human beings, depending on their own mindset, they say things that complicate the matter further. When people talk to me with a hope and confidence that I would resolve their problems and provide solutions, they invoke the power within them to resolve their own issues. I only facilitate the process. Me : Why do you have an elephant face? Ganesha : Did you think the intention is to be different than the rest of the Gods? Certainly, not. My long ears are to communicate that I have all the patience to listen to the prayers of everyone (in other words to make people listen to their own inner voice), my tusk is the reflection of the Self-confidence of the people and my big forehead is the reflection of the knowledge everyone possesses, my eyes are reflection of love inherent in each one of you and my trunk is the effort everyone makes to live happily. Me : Are you the Lord of knowledge and wisdom? Ganesha : You are not following my words. I am what you see in yourself. If you dig deep into yourself until you see the surface of the seat of wisdom, you will find me. Me : What is the significance of Ganesh Chathurthi? Ganesha : It is a day when you realize that you are no longer your body or mind but a divine being having a human experience. You make Modhagams and present it to me as a symbol of recognizing that within your nice-looking body, there is a seat of Ananda. You break the shell of the coconut to get the white substance to understand that within this hard-core body and mind, there is a pure divine being. The day you realize that you are a divine being is the day your knowledge is complete and that is Ganesh Chathurthi. Me : Let me ask you the question that bothers my mind a lot. Why do you practice celibacy? What is the message you are giving to all of us through your practice of celibacy? Ganesha : I only want each one of you to know that your journey of life is alone towards the goal of merging with the Universal Absolute. Every other relationship you establish in life are transient in nature. You come alone into the world and you leave alone from the world. No one comes with you because they love you. In fact, your life's goal should be to help each other to achieve your ultimate goal and not to dwell on transient happiness. Whatever life you choose, your goal should be to love everyone as your family. If you know exploring yourselves changes your perception of the world that is knowledge. If you know yourself before your spouse tells who you are, that is wisdom. If you abstain from ignorance and experience the light of knowledge, that is celibacy. Me : Thank you, Lord. I am not sure I have understood everything you said but let me digest all that you shared today. I understand that the key to my future is in my hands. Vathsala Jayaraman 3) Sad demise : Siddarth Shukla https://www.zoomtventertainment.com/amp/telly-talk/article/sidharth-shukla-demise-mother-sister-and-more-who-are-part-of-his-family/806829 One of the most popular faces in the world of television, Sidharth Shukla has breathed his last at the age of 40. Sidharth passed away on September 02 at the Cooper Hospital in Mumbai after he suffered a massive heart attack. A senior at the hospital shared that the actor was “brought dead” to the hospital. Condolences & Prayers 🙏-Warrier

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