Warrier's Collage October 6, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesay October 6, 2021 Night Meditation : Wayne Dayer* https://youtu.be/NEwRGJHkrQ0 *Know more about : "Your Erroneous Zones - A Book Review" https://project-management.com/your-erroneous-zones-a-book-review/ Good Morning Happy Birthday to P P RAMACHANDRAN & VIHÀAN https://youtu.be/2krvkcn_tF8 (Link Courtesy : P P Ramachandran Mumbai) Nice Day M G Warrier M 134 A Messages 1) Dr Charan Singh charan singh (@CharanSingh60) Tweeted: Unity in Diversity - 30 Single-mindedly meditate Sing praises of God Mind will blossom in ecstasy True Guru fulfils wishes Bard Kal Sahaar, 1396, SGGS इक मनि पुरुखु निरंजनु धिआवउ गुर प्रसाद हरि गुण सद गावउ गुन गावत मनि होइ बिगासा सतिगुर पूरि जनह की आसा कलसहार https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1445122736016146435?s=20 2) Vivek Amin Nagpur As regards purchase of 200 tonnes of Gold from IMF to strengthen our reserves, in view of 1991 episode, I recollect that some or all consignment was transported to Nagpur office from Airport with high security, but with knowledge of public through local newspapers and onlookers were seen at road sides to watch the Bullion vans and its escort. Some of our Collage colleague(s) were incharge and can throw some more light. 3) Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai October 5 Today's Collage was really grand and magnificent wearing a Kadamba Mala of flowers with multifarious colours and fragrance. It was a pleasant experience to have Shri Warrier's views on various subjects of different dimensions. Today's COLLAGE is a jewel. 4) R Jayakumar Mumbai I had read about the hanging gardens of ancient Babylonia in the college history text books, as one of the seven Wonders of the World. I couldn't imagine how a garden be made to hang. Even when the family made a holiday visit to Bombay's Malabar Hills Hanging Gardens, as a boy I could not understand the concept of Hanging Gardens. But nowadays hanging gardens are very common in modern buildings. Most of the flat owners in Mumbai hang flower plants out side their widows (modern windows are as broad as to cover the full wall of one side of a room). No wonder now we find on roads more mobile nursery vendors than vegetable vendors. Flat owners even engage gardeners to come home once or twice in a month paying 2500 a day to upkeep their plants. Thanks for including a video in today's Collage highlighting the remains of Babylonian Hanging Gardens of the ancient time of King Nebuchadnezzar. 2) Felt very happy and proud to read various writings of M G Warrier on different topics of social and economic relevance after his retirement from Bank, many samples of which are included in today's Collage. There is no stopping of a man from writing day and night who loves writing more* than family and friends. R Jayakumar (*True or False?🙏-Warrier) 5) C V Subbaraman Mysuru The saga of Indian Banking, as we look back, makes a dismal picture. It is best forgotten as a long long unending bad dream, and this bad dream is now opening the gates for "bad banking"! What difference does it make whether we "recapitalize" the existing banks or put that capital in an institution called "bad" banking? By creating a "bad" bank we are all giving stamp of approval to the delusion of making the existing banks APPEAR good. I am reminded of the famous essay by the Alpha of the Plough, titled "On a Painted Face". How does an old lady appear with a painted face to put up an appearance as if she is in the thirties? Gardiner says in conclusion: " The paint on the face does not stop at the cheeks. It stains the soul." That is what we are doing with Indian public sector banks in the name of lifting them from a morass and cheating ourselves with a legislative sanction for this deception. Subbaraman B Life I'm Fine, How're You? (A forward received from Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai) There's nothing that matters with me, I'm just as healthy as can be, I have arthritis in both knees, And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze. My pulse is weak, my blood is thin, But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in. All my teeth have had to come out, And my diet I hate to think about. I'm overweight and I can't get thin, But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in. And arch supports I need for my feet. Or I wouldn't be able to go out in the street. Sleep is denied me night after night, But every morning I find I'm all right. My memory's failing, my head's in a spin. But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in. Old age is golden I've heard it said, But sometimes I wonder, as I go to bed. With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup, and my glasses on a shelf, until I get up. And when sleep dims my eyes, I say to myself, Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf? The reason I know my Youth has been spent, Is my get-up-and-go has got-up-and-went! But really I don't mind, when I think with a grin, Of all the places my get-up has been. I get up each morning and dust off my wits, Pick up the paper and read the obits. If my name is missing, I'm therefore not dead, So I eat a good breakfast and jump back into bed. The moral of this as the tale unfolds, Is that for you and me, who are growing old. It is better to say "I'm fine" with a grin, Than to let people know, the shape we are in. I'M FINE!! HOW ARE YOU? Vathsala Jayaraman C Readers' Contributions 1) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram Wealth flows upwards... "It is you who called me a precious diamond and placed me on the diadem of Bharat Matha. I had never asked you to do that, had I? That way you cannot curb my freedom to use my money in whatever manner I deem proper." One might argue in that manner. Who knows? The possibility of that makes me sad. There exist two proverbs in English : one is 'make hay when the sun shines' and the other is 'strike when the iron is hot.' In Malayalam they say 'cut down the banana plants while the house is burning.' These three proverbs will not adequately express what India's super-rich have accomplished during the Covid regime. From March 2020 up to now, the 100 of them are said to have increased their wealth by around 13 lakh crore rupees sufficient to distribute among 138 crore Indians at the rate of94000 rupees per person! (One can't help remember Shri Mody's promise of Rs.15 lakh per account in the run-up to the 2014 general election). One of these gentlemen has reportedly gained, in an hour, what a highly skilled worker would need ten thousand years to earn! The phenomenon of the poor 'growing' poorer has been going on for quite some time. That it has worsened during the epidemic period needs no statistical support. The stark reality as to where we stand today, 45 years after including the lofty ideal of socialism in the preamble to our Constitution, makes me sadder. 2) Safe Living* AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL SENIOR CITIZENS - MUST READ WITH PATIENCE. Rules for senior citizens! 1. Please don't lock the doors of washroom from inside when you are inside. Sit down on a stool or chair and take bath/ shower. Don't stand & take a bath even under the shower 2. Keep a hand-hold attached to the wall near your W C (Western Commode) to hold while sitting on/ getting up from the commode. 3. Wear your trousers/ pyjamas, sitting on a chair or bed. Don't try wearing them standing. 4. When you get up from bed, get on to sitting posture and stay 30 seconds and then stand up near the bed 30 sec before walking for attending to calls, especially at nights. 5. Don't walk on wet floors. 6. Avoid climbing stool/ chair/benches to repair/ clean fans, Photos and drying cloths etc.. 7. Avoid driving any vehicle alone. Let someone accompany you. 8. Please take medicines as per schedule/Doctor's advice 9. Don't compromise with anyone, on thing which gives/keeps you happy. 10. Please go along with your spouse, when you are going to BANK, MARKET, SHOPPING etc.. 11. When you are alone at home, please don't entertain unknown people, and always be alert. 12. Always have TWO main door key bunches, one with you and the other with your spouse. 13. Better to have a call-bell in bedroom to call for emergency 14. Be polite and soft - spoken with everyone you are with. 15. Don't think about PAST or FUTURE. For you, PRESENT is real & very valuable 16. At this age, Peace of mind, Maintaining good health, Happiness and Healthy Relationships are very important. Think over and Take care... please ...... 40 Years Ago :: 40 years ago, children were gentle with their parents. Today parents have to be gentle with their children. 40 years ago, everyone wanted to have children. Today many people are afraid of having children. 40 years ago, children respected their parents. Now parents have to respect their children. 40 years ago, marriage was easy but divorce was difficult. Nowadays it is difficult to get married but divorce is so easy. 40 years ago, we got to know all the neighbours. Now we are strangers to our neighbors. 40 years ago, people had to eat a lot because they needed the energy to work hard. Now we are afraid to eat fatty foods for fear of the cholesterol. 40 years ago, villagers were flocking to the city to find jobs. Now the town people are fleeing from the stress to find peace. 40 years ago, everyone wanted to be fat to look happy Nowadays everyone diets to look healthy. 40 years ago, rich people pretended to be poor. Now the poor are pretending to be rich. 40 years ago, only one person worked to support the whole family. Now all have to work to support one child. 40 years ago, people loved to study and read books ... now people love to update Facebook and read their whatsapp messages. I received this realistic message from my batch and on realizing that it's hard fact for today's life, forwarding to all my friends. *Forward received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady D Blogs & Links 1) Relevance of celebrations : M G Warrier https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/significance-of-celebrations-38034/ Excerpts : "The pandemic isolated him from his circle of friends. Caught unawares, he was slow in adjusting to the fast changing environment. He had no connections in social media. He’s not alone. Many are experiencing the “fish-out-of-water” situation created by the pandemic. Rest of us who are still able to interact and respond have the added responsibility to make such people comfortable. As pandemic recedes, instead of staying put in the new environment we have created with the help of technology, we should quickly restore the earlier social systems including festivals and other opportunities for social interactions, of course, taking all precautions to ensure health protection and safety." 2) Disappointment : "Disappointment carves a new path" https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/speaking-minds/disappointment-carves-a-new-path-38014/ Posted online comments : "profound message in this post :\"i believe that when we are pain-stricken, we become more goal oriented and there is a fire in our heart. this is the fire of putting more hard work, passion and bouncing back to achieve what you longed for. so, our duty is to use the warmness of this fire to burn away disappointments and carve new paths for ourselves because life is not just one spot destination, itâ s a long journey." keep writing.' M G Warrier E Life Search for a "Krishnamani" : M G Warrier "Our failed search for the fallen pupil - The New Indian Express" https://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/mindspace/2019/jan/28/our-failed-search-for-the-fallen-pupil-1930837.amp Excerpts : "It was almost dark, when grandaunt summoned our group. She asked us whether we loved her. We answered in the affirmative. Then, in a serious voice, she told us: “Kids, I am very old now. I am not able to see others. You should help me. Here, the toilet is far off in the compound. They have tied a rope from tree to tree from that pillar (she raised her finger in some direction, but we could locate the pillar from where the rope started) up to the toilet to help me. The other day, when I was returning from the toilet, the pupil of my eye fell down. Find it and help restore my eyesight.” F Leisure Noise : Vathsala Jayaraman While visiting Niagra, the following joke is very popular. "Guide: I welcome you all to Niagara Falls.. These are the world's largest waterfalls. The sound intensity of the waterfall is so high, even 20 supersonic planes passing by can't be heard. Now I request the Indian ladies to keep quiet so that we can hear the Niagara Falls...!!!" Normally during Aadi and Aavani months ( mid July to mid Sep)many Hindu temples celebrate their annual festivals, all noise and noise alone.From July 15th, as the month of Aadi commences all the Amman temples will be celebrating annual festivals with loud speakers reverberating with mariamman songs causing lot of head ache to dwellers nearby.( However there is severe restriction in 2020 and 2021 due to Corona) The entire world is against noise pollution, and scientifically human audibility is limited to certain stipulated decibels. We wonder how the loud noisy tradition was being encouraged by elders and organizers of these festivals from time immemorial. Hindu traditions are supposed to be scientific on every aspect and as children question every aspect of our culture, we are supposed to know certain things at least to give proper explanation to the posterity. It is said that when an unborn child is developing, the first thing they hear is the heartbeat of the mother, so when we hear a drum or rhythmic beat in music we naturally feel the presence and comfort of the mother. The beating of the drum vibrates through our bodies and symbolizes the heartbeat of the mother. While beating the drum, it connects us with spirit and grounds us to mother earth. The connection and bond with this sound is healing and needed for each and every one of us. The element with which the drums are constructed from, is completely natural and very spiritual in making the connection with spirit. This relationship begins through the artistic journey and the co-creation with you, the wood and the sacred hide used in the bonding union of your drum. To each of us this journey is very powerful with a meaning more unique as the bond of the drum and its creation connect them into one. The only thing more powerful will be to add song and prayer to your drumming journey. The Hindu festivals and weddings are interwoven with loud sounds. They use to say that the significance of Sakala Vadyam during 'Kaappu kattu, Upaveetha Dharanam and tieing of the sacred knot is more to avoid any inauspicious speeches heard from the congregation*. Though some people argue that peace prevails only in silence, the research on acoustics suggests that sound is the basis on which silence can be enjoyed. Drumming for personal meditation and relaxation has its roots in prehistoric times. Stone age humans discovered that the beating of a drum had, not only a way of changing the way they felt about the world, but also to some degree seemed to assist the drummer in gaining control over a hostile environment. The range and subtleties of its notes have led others to claim that by using the drum as a vehicle for meditation, deeper states can be achieved in six minutes that would take a Siddha six hours to achieve. Children, however, have this unique ability in abundance because of their innocence. The repetitive rhythm is the key to this form of drumming .Regularity and monotony are more important than the speed. . As the brain begins to track the beat, the thinking, everyday part of the brain, becomes mesmerized and begins to release its control over the senses and conscious awareness. This is what makes us relaxed. In fact, what the brain is actually tracking, is not the beat itself but the tonal resonance given off by the drum as it is struck, this resonance is the drum's own note and not the one being played by the drummer, and the result is to send the person into a light dreamlike state closer to sleep than wakefulness. In this respect the trance rhythms are very effective in stress reduction, relaxation and mood changing experiences. Noise, Noise Noise getting transformed to peace, peace, peace. Beating of drums was also used as medium of communication between individuals and communities. Each beat or combination of beats conveyed some message. Mind is difficult to control if not beyond control. That probably is the reason we chant the mantras and Aaraties loudly with hand clapping. This helps stopping the mind wavering in different directions. Present day noisy cultural activities with the help of loud speakers and other devices are a larger manifestations of this to prove one-up on the rest. There are countless Amman temples large and tall small and big all over south India in rural areas and a specific month is dedicated to conduct elaborate Pooja daily with added attractions like dance drama and music that includes traditional villu paattu and discourses. In rural areas these temples for Amman would be situated in the outskirts away from rural population near the village boundary surrounded y vast area of agricultural lands. In the yore of days, Pooja and other festivities accompanied by noisy or sound instruments would be played at their highest pitch without any amplifiers indicating to distant villagers the commencement or conclusion of certain specific events. The noise is required to convey the progress of an event. The association or symbolic playing musical instrument like nadaswaram and beating of drums made up of natural items to heart of deity or setting the wayward minds integrated to Bhakthi seems to be uppermost in ancestors who began worshipping their idols in this manner. Over last two centuries, an exodus of these worshippers from village toward cities and metros had taken place and these migrated population were the pioneers in continuing with those village practices in cities. These worshippers from rural areas began constructing temples for their AMMAN in colonies and thus began mushrooming of Amman temples in nook and corner. In 1950s the city of Chennai Was not having this many Amman or Ayyappan temples. People of various states began populating the city and in proportion the Bhakthi temple festival culture taken rapid progression. City developed housing bursting at seems, these small and medium size temples grown into a huge industry Ubiquitous in almost all streets and street corners. Naturally the city has become noisy and the Pooja festivities in specific periods add to the cacophony. Already polluted, among the city dwellers some shun noise and fewer welcome it. None ready to take up the cudgel against organisers violating noise norms of in city lest it would result in skirmishes. Vathsala Jayaraman *There's a Malayalam poem by Chemmanam Chacko in which the Circus Clown, before starting his talk asks for a high pitch background music and announces that "Apriyam kelkathirikkaan..."(hinting that will help not to listen to avoid listening to words that may make you unhappy) G Quotes about geriatric care* "20 Inspirational Senior Care Quotes - Landmark Senior Living" https://landmarkseniorliving.com/20-senior-care-quotes/ Like : "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." – Leo Buscaglia (Felice Leonardo Buscaglia, also known as "Dr. Love", was an American author, motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California). *To get a feel of the possibilities of care provision, please visit : http://www.mayacare.org/ (For illustrative purposes only)

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