Warrier's Collage May 11, 2022 : Ashramas

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday May 11, 2022 Thrissur Pooram https://www.onmanorama.com/travel/kerala/2022/05/10/thrissur-pooram-melam-fireworks-live.html Brahmacharya https://youtu.be/63dvyuRRaM0 Good Morning A reader requested me to include Ottam Thullal. Here's a link : https://youtu.be/fh1-Q7f4tHM Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) A M Narayanan Thiruvananthapuram I feel, not a well researched finding, that Emotional Identity, is the characteristic way in which our desires and fears manifest themselves and our personalities respond to the behaviour, negative and positive, of/with others; and these are structured and a varying mix, varying in time & space, contributes to who we are. We try internal (eg: meditation etc,.) and external (eg. management training ,etc) ways to orient one's personal or professional profile/life.🙏 Good one. introspective verses. Human civilization is integral to Value degradation, its a process, no escape. My former senior colleague one Brigadier (late) during Delhi days used tell that neither military nor relegion can transform this process, their attempt polarize & skews the social order. (Thanks 🙏 The attempt was to make some idle readers to come out with their views -Warrier) 2) C V Subbaraman நிறம் : தமிழ் வசனம் : செப்பே அழகு சூடே ருசி. On colours : Tamil proverb : Red is beauty, hot is tasty. 3) Media Response May 10, 2022 Diagnosis and prescription This refers to the article "RBI's recovery prescription lacks specifics" by SA Raghu (May 10). Perhaps the article assumes the role of the Report on Currency and Finance (RCF) as a prescription for cure of the pandemic impact on the Indian Economy. At best such periodic reports from organisations like RBI are inputs for diagnosis of the ailments acquired by the economy as a result of pandemic and other internal and external factors. For actual diagnosis and prescription of treatment, institutions like NITI Ayog and various ministries are in place. RBI's role in such matters is limited to the statutory roles assigned. M G Warrier Mumbai B Ashramas https://www.yogapedia.com/definition/8152/ashram-dharma What does Ashrama Dharma mean? Ashrama dharma is the term that describes the Hindu concept of duty as it relates to each of the four stages of life. Dharma includes conduct, duties, virtues and a way of living that is in accord with the moral law of the world. The ashramas are known as the stages of life, each of which has its responsibilities for an honorable life and spiritual fulfillment. Ashrama dharma reflects the Hindu idea of society in which everyone plays an ordered role that may be determined by caste, age, profession, marital status and other factors. C The four Ashramas* Traditionally, the four stages of Hindu life are: Brahmacharya, which is known as the bachelor-student stage when celibacy is practiced for the purpose of focusing on education. Grihastha, which is known as the family stage when the yogi must fulfill familial and social obligations. Vanaprastha, which is the stage when the children have left home and the yogi transitions from worldly occupations to renunciation and reflection. Sannyasa, which is the final stage when the yogi gives away property, becomes a recluse and devotes himself to spiritual matters and the attainment of moksha. *Link at B D Brahmacharya https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/brahmacharya-what-is-it-251834 Swami Vivekananda on Brahmacharya ​1 "That power comes to him who observes unbroken Brahmacharya for a period of twelve years, with the sole object of realising God I have practiced that kind of Brahmacharya myself, and so a screen has been removed, as it were, from my brain." "The chaste brain has tremendous energy and gigantic will power. Without chastity there can be no spiritual strength. Continence gives wonderful control over mankind.The spiritual leaders of men have been very continent and this is what gave them power." "Every boy should be trained to practice absolute Brahmacharya and then, and then alone faith and Shraddha will come. Chastity in thought, word and deed always and in all conditions is what is called Brahmacharya. Unchaste imagination is as bad as unchaste action. The Brahmacharin must be pure in thought, word and deed." "In order to attain to ideal Brahmacharya one has in the beginning to observe strict rules regarding chastity. For minimum 12 years, one should keep oneself strictly aloof from the least association with the opposite sex as far as possible. When spiritual aspirants are established in the ideal of Sannyasa and brahmacharya, they will be able to mix on an equal footing with worldly men without any harm. But in the beginning 12 years, if they do not keep themself within the barriers of strict rules, they will all go wrong." E Collage Essay : Vathsala Jayaraman Vanaprastha In today's Collage I found tomorrow's subject matter as Ashrama. May be as a consequence to dealing with varnas or colours for the past week. Most of the readers are in the age group of 60- 80, he may be referring to Vaanaprasthaashrama, I think. Or does he think that the readers have been fully equipped with material subjects like Economics, Banking, medicine, literature, Science, religion and spirituality mingled with entertaining jokes in between and are getting ready for Vana Prastha life. A few of the readers are already living in old age homes/Retirement Facilities and the rest lead a Vanaprastha life at home. Surprisingly the great Work Thirukkural does not talk about either brahmacharya or Vaanaprastha and talks only about Gruhasthashrama and ascetic life. Perhaps thiruvalluvar thought that Gruhasthasrama includes Brahmacharyam and Ascetic life includes Vaanaprastha as preparatory stages or rehearsals. Vānaprastha represented the third stage and typically marked with birth of grandchildren, gradual transition of householder responsibilities to the next generation, increasingly hermit-like lifestyle, and greater emphasis on community services and spiritual pursuit. Markandeya Purana suggests that a householder, after he has taken care of his progeny, his parents, his traditions and cleansed his mind is ready to enter the third stage of life, or Vānaprastha. It is a gradual evolution of a "family man" to a "society man", from one seeking "personal gain" to one seeking a "better world, welfare of his community" Awaiting to get into Warrier's Ashram. Vathsala Jayaraman F Leisure Fear of being nailed* Janardan was a very dull boy. His peers called him "Father of fools". When he was in a government school he got the following results : Maths = 2% English = 5% Science = 0% Social Sciences = 1% He was taken to a private school and got the following results : Maths = 0% English = 1% Science = 0% Social Sciences = 0% His parents were very disappointed but still decided to put him in a Church school. The First term Janardan passed and was the first in the class. Maths = 90% English = 93% Science = 95% Social Sciences = 89% His parents could not believe it. They asked him how he managed to pass and he said : "When I saw a man nailed on the cross at every corner of the school building, I knew that these teachers don't joke with students here, they will nail me too if I fail". The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. *Received from R Jayakumar via Group mail G Quotes on Varnashrama Dharma https://quotes.iskcondesiretree.com/tag/varnasrama-dharma/ Like : "Varnashrama is a combination of the two Sanskrit words “varna” and “ashrama”; varna refers to the social classes known in Sanskrit as brahmana (intellectual class), ksatriya (administrative and warrior class), vaisya (productive class) and sudra (worker class),” “Not to be confused with that modern perversion, the caste system, the varnas are closely connected with one’s natural aptitudes or inclinations, which help determine one’s future social occupation or profession in life. Traditionally in Vedic times, one would receive this training from a young age.”

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