Warrier's Collage on May Day 2022
Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On SUNDAY May 1, 2022 May Day https://nationaltoday.com/may-day/ (May Day is celebrated in different parts of the world for different reasons. The ultimate goal is Universal Wellbeing) Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday May 7, 2022. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 & Best Wishes. Nice Day M G Warrier Tomorrow in Collage : Colours : VIBGYOR A Messages/Responses 1) Vathsala Jayaraman Words of wisdom in Collage on April 30, 2022 Today's Words of Wisdom in Collage reminds me of Keerai Masiyal (Greens Extract) we often prepare at home. We buy two bundles of Green for Rs 40/- We take nearly half an hour to remove the unwanted roots and grass pieces. We take 10mts to rinse and clean and remove the muddy particles. We have so much of Greens which on proper cooking gets reduced to nearly 30 percent.The final extract ( masiyal ) which is very tasty is very little. All the five members can get just two lattle fulls of the Greens which is just nectar or amrutham. The learned writers have to abridge their knowledge and understanding to the understanding capacity of the reader world. We have information in plenty in the computer world. Google is brimful. In no time we can become storehouse of information. In our busy world we have time only to gather information. We can neither absorb nor assimilate and transform the same into knowledge. Not to talk of the next step of wisdom and enlightenment. (It is a known fact that real enlightenment does not require any study) In the interest of common man, there are more keerai vendors. Unfortunately there are very few cooks . There was only one Lord Krishna and only one Thiruvalluvar to bless us with Gita and Kural, both being the essence of life. Vathsala Jayaraman B Spirituality/Faith 1) V T Panchapagesan Chennai SUNDAY COLLAGE I Like Flowers I Pluck It. I Love Flowers. I Nurture It. Choice is ours……. So also different outlook in Man.. Today is May Day… Some Joyful May Day traditions mark the return of SPRING And the renewed gift of life….. 1 Among the many superstitions with May Day was the belief that : Washing the face with DEW on the morning of May 1 would beautify the skin and bring good luck. We may go ahead! Walk outside and sprinkle face with morning dew.( Snow ) 2. People in Britain welcome Spring bringing in the May or gathering, cutting of flowering trees for their Homes. Bring in branches of Forsythia, Magnolia, Redbud, Lilac, or other flowering branches. 3.Make that May Basket of flowers. Get the kids involved. We like this little fellow's homemade basket which he is probably weaving for mom..( Shhh ) 4. In Hawaii it is called LEI DAY .People make pretty leis… Leis are garlands or wreaths that are often made with Haiwaiian Flowers and leaves… These days leis are given as a symbol of Greeting, Farewell, Affection, Celebration or honor——- all in the spirit of aloha . Make a lei or a garland for oneself or for Mother…. 5. Kids would go barefoot for the first time whatever age, Walk barefoot, in the morning dew.. 6. People would make a May bush, a thorn bush or branch decorated with flowers and ribbons.. Create own May bush or tree, decorate with colored ribbons… 7. Beekeepers traditionally move bees, wanting to get involved in beekeeping.. 8. Fisherman expects to catch Fish. 9. Farmers plant Turnips.. 10.The Kentucky Derby starts off… In short it is“May" Festival. Even Serious minded folks can put work aside to enjoy. Nature's exuberance… We have MANORANJIDHAM FLOWER WHICH GIVES FRAGRANCE ALL THE TIME MAKING OUR LIVES WORTHY LIVING… Faith is the title deed to every good thing, God has prepared for and promised His children…… V T Panchapagesan 2) Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1514269109286240257?s=20&t=HalN3EllGyyj0mAe2QD4SA Unity in Diversity - 221 माधो अबिदिआ हित कीन बिबेक दीप मलीन Oh Almighty, we get tempted due to lack of reasoning, understanding Because The lamp (intellect) that should discern, enlighten has become dusty Ravidass, Rag Assa, 486, SGGS C Sunday Collage Story Sunday Story* The Arrogance After travelling long through a forest, Kalidasa reached a village. He felt very thirsty and looked around for water, whereupon he saw an old woman drawing water from a well. He went up to her and asked her for water. She agreed to give him water, but asked him to first introduce himself, “Who are you ? Introduce yourself.” (apna parichay do) Now Kalidasa, who was a renowned and revered scholar of his time, thought that an ordinary and old village woman was not worthy of knowing who great Kalidasa was. So he said,“I am a traveller.” But the old lady replied, “No, you cannot be a traveller. In this world there are only 2 travellers – the Sun and the Moon. Both Rise and Set every day and keep travelling perpetually.” Who are you ? Then thirsty Kalidasa said, “Alright then, treat me as a guest.” The lady promptly replied, “No you cannot be a guest, son. In this world there are only 2 guests – Youth and Wealth, both are temporary and do not stay even if you plead with them a million times, and hence can only they be called as guests.” Who are you ? Thirsty but now quite intrigued with the profoundness of this old lady, Kalidasa said,“I am a Tolerant person, mata (sahansheel vyakti). Now the old lady replied,“You don't quite look tolerant, young man. In this world only 2 truly know the meaning of Tolerance – Bhoomi (Earth) and Tree. How much ever you stamp the earth or throw stones at the tree (for the fruits), both continue to nurture us.” So, who are you? With unquenched thirst, Kalidasa was increasingly becoming irritable. He said, “Fine then, consider me a stubborn person (hatavaadi)”. The lady smiled and said,“No my child, you are not that stubborn. There are only 2 truly stubborn personalities our nails and our hair. We keep cutting them non-stop, but they continue to grow.” Who are you ? Kalidasa had been patient so far, but now in anger he said, “Alright, I am a fool". Now the lady gave a wide smile and said,“There are only 2 kinds of fools in this world a King who rules without having any capability or knowledge and a Minister who is a sycophant to such a King and lavishes praises on such a useless king.” Who are you ? Kalidasa realised that he had been outsmarted by an old illiterate village woman. In complete awe and humility, he fell at the feet of the lady, saying,“O mother! How ignorant I was to think that I know myself. I am ashamed of myself. Pardon my ignorance. Show mercy, and grant me water, I beg of you. When he touched her feet and then got up, whom did he see? Mata Saraswati the Goddess of Learning and Wisdom. She said,“Kalidasa, you are wise. But only if you know yourself do you become a true Manushya (human being). Your ego has overshadowed your achievements. You are educated, but you are also given to arrogance. Hence, I had to come to guide you." Reflection The mark of a true human being is not his knowledge, but his humility. Your intellect and education is of no use if it only feeds your ego. *Shared by Dr T V Gopalakrishnan D Books 1) Krishnamurthy Reader https://www.amazon.com/Krishnamurti-Reader-J/dp/1590309383 Description J. Krishnamurti was renowned for the penetrating insight and immediacy of his spiritual teachings. Radical in his day for seeking truth beyond the boundaries of religion, ideology, or tradition, he declared that "Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever." He traveled and lectured throughout the world, calling for a new approach to life and spirituality. In this compilation of Krishnamurti's most essential teachings, he explores what he calls "the art of living." The topics addressed include such perennial human concerns as: living life without conflict and confusion, how to act with skill and clarity, the significance of meditation, death and dying, true freedom, and bringing the sacred into everyday life. These timeless teachings guide us to live our lives simply, intelligently, and with great love—free from the bonds of sorrow and fear. 2) Chanakya Neeti https://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/chanakya-neeti-with-chanakya-sutras-nap611/ Excerpts : About The Book Chanakya, also known as Vishnu Gupta or Kautilya, was an Indian professor of political science and economics at Takshashila University in the ancient times. He was also a chief advisor to the Mauryan emperors between 350-275 Bc. Chanakya Neeti is the English translation of Chanakya's Neetishastra. It is a result of Chanakya's in-depth study and understanding of the Indian way of life. The book is a set of tenets that spell out the ideal way for an individual to behave and deal with the society around them. He does so by way of Neeti Sutras (originally in Sanskrit), which are short sentences but have a powerful message in them. the book has these Neeti Sutras listed with their relevant English translation. The book is used as a guide to achieve success in any area of life. Chanakya Neeti is a useful guide even in the present times, showing an individual the ideal way of living in relation to their family, society and country. Chanakya also known as Vishnugupta or Kautilya was the pioneer of political sciences in ancient India, whose works are of great relevance even today. Born into a Brahman family in 371 BC. Chanakya was educated at Takshashila, an ancient centre of learning located in north-western ancient India (present day Pakistan). He was highly learned person with in –depth knowledge in varied subjects like economics, polities, war strategies, medicine and astrology. Begining his career as a teacher, he went on to become a trusted ally of Emperor Chandragupta. Acting and the helping Chandragupta overthrow the powerful Nanda dynasty at Patliputra, in Magadha region and helped Chandragupta consolidate his power. Chanakya also served as the advisor to Chandragupta's son Bindusara. Two books are attributed to Chanakya: Arthashastra and Chanakya Niti, also known as Chanakya Niti –shastra. The Arthashastra was discovered in 1905 and it discusses a variety of topics such as monetary and fiscal policies, welfare, international relations, and war strategies in detail. The text is believed to a compilation of the works of various authors by some scholars. Chanakya Niti –shastra is a collection of aphorisms, said to be selected by Chanakya from the various shastras. It is treatise on the ideal way of life, and shows Chanakya's deep study of the Indian way of life. He used these sutras to groom Chandragupta and other selected disciples in the art of ruling a kingdom. But these sutras are relevant in this modern age as well. These practical and powerful strategies provide a path planned life. If these strategies are followed in any sphere of life, victory is certain. Chanakya died in 283 BC. Details regarding the death of Chanakya are shrouded in mystery. It is known that he lived a long life but it is unclear how he actually died. According to one legend, Chanakya retired to the jungle and starved himself to death. According to another legend, he died as result of a political conspiracy during the reign of Bindusara. The diplomatic enclave in New Delhi is named Chanakyapuri in honor of Chanakya. Several other places and institutes are also names after him. He is also the subject of several television series and books. E Blogs & Links Madras Courier : From Clay to Wood https://madrascourier.com/art-and-poetry/from-clay-to-wood/ F Leisure Intelligent Answer!* _Wife, "Tell me who is STUPID ? You or Me?"_ _Husband (Calmly), "Everyone knows that, you are so intelligent, you will never marry a STUPID person." *Received from S R Badrinarayanan 2) Safe landing* Rajesh and his wife Sheila were flying to Australia to celebrate their anniversary, when suddenly, over the PA system, the Pilot announces : "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have failed and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued as it is a totally unknown island. So we may have to live on the island for the rest of our lives !" Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands safely on the island. An hour later after deep thought, Rajesh turns to his wife and still shaken from the crash landing, asks : "Sheila, have we paid our Credit Card dues yet ?" "Oh, No ! I'm sorry. I forgot to send the cheque," "And did you send the cheque for the auto loan this month ?" he asks. "Oh ! Forgive me, Rajesh," begged Sheila. "I didn't send that one, either." Rajesh grabs her and gives her the most passionate kiss in years. Sheila pulls away and asks him, "So, why are you kissing me ?" Rajesh : "We are Saved !! HDFC & ICICI will find us !" *Received from S Venugopal via Group mail G Quotes on Indian Spiritualism https://www.speakingtree.in/allslides/spiritual-quotes-from-indias-greatest-philosophers/283471 Like : Chanakya, 350 BC As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it : "God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple." Chanakya was an ancient Indian polymath who was active as a teacher, author, strategist, philosopher, economist, jurist, and royal advisor.