Warrier's Collage May 9, 2022 : Focus on Orange ๐ŸŠ

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday May 9, 2022 Orange Gardens https://youtu.be/oWojbH6FUwI (Lovely๐Ÿ™-Warrier) Mathrupanchakam https://youtu.be/63W4l1cUdC8 (Lyrics & Meaning : https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/a-salutation-to-mother-mathru-panchakam) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier Thought* for the day : "Patience with family is love. Patience with others is respect. Patience with self is confidence. And, patience with God is faith." *Contributed by V Rangarajan A Responses/Messages 1) C V Subbaraman Babusenan's column is thrilling. Shaktibhadra was great in his own right but when he did not get a nod of approbation from his Master he was upset and became emotional. But is Babusenan right when he said, but for this episode Shaktibhadra would not have been known(?) Was (or is) the drama not famous? I do not know. But anyway, assuming that Shaktibhadra was not so famous, he became in the association of Sri Sankara. The adage in sanskrit is: Gunavad vastu samsargaat Yaati swalpopi Gauravam Pushpamaalaanusangena Sutram shirasi Dharyate. (by the association of good things, even a lowly thing begets respect, in association of good flowers a thread is also worn on the head!) Subbaraman 2) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram I am thrilled to know that Shri Subbaraman liked the write-up. Thank you. What I meant was that, if Sri Sankara had not re-constructed the entire drama with the help of his astounding memory, it would have been lost to the world and Sakkthibhadra had no chance to be known as its playwright. Perhaps, I could have put it this way : none could have heard the name of Sakthibhadra as the valuable first contributor from the South to Sanskrit drama. I presume you know the lines of Nambiar : "Mullappoompodi ettukidakkum Kallinumundaamoru sourabhyam" 3) Happy Mother's Day Mother's Day is celebrated on May 8, Sunday https://m.timesofindia.com/life-style/events/happy-mothers-day-2022-best-messages-quotes-wishes-and-images-to-share-on-mothers-day/amp_articleshow/91373517.cms 4) Vathsala Jayaraman Mother's Day Today being Mothers' Day, I bow with reverence to my mother-in-law. She was actually more than a mother to me, a mother-in-love. This is a 100% truth. Her name, Ponnammal, as the name indicates was golden in character, conduct and behaviour. She lost her husband, in a bullock cart accident on Vaikunta Ekadasi day while travelling to Srirangam with her husband and children. (Continued at H) B Media Response May 8, 2022 Crisis and opportunity This refers to the report "With congestion at Colombo, India to deepen Cochin port draft to get larger vessels" (May 8). These days, positive vibes in reporting are slowly disappearing, as common man on whom media is dependent for survival is gradually succumbing to sensationalism injected by the Social Media and a section of mainstream media. One has to admire the speed with which Shipping Ministry coordinated action to improve facilities in the Cochin Port. Several initiatives by governments, corporates and individuals which helped humanity to survive the pandemic and other man-made threats in recent years didn't get the attention and support they deserved. Here in India, healthcare and PDS management received continuous undivided attention at the highest level. Still, the media sources listen to negative voices coming from external sources. It's in this context, reports like this deserve flagging and appreciation. M G Warrier Mumbai Collage GK : Orange Book https://www.fda.gov/drugs/development-approval-process-drugs/orange-book-preface C Collage Psychology : Carl Rogers https://www.simplypsychology.org/carl-rogers.html Like a flower that will grow to its full potential if the conditions are right, but which is constrained by its environment, so people will flourish and reach their potential if their environment is good enough. However, unlike a flower, the potential of the individual human is unique, and we are meant to develop in different ways according to our personality. Rogers believed that people are inherently good and creative. They become destructive only when a poor self-concept or external constraints override the valuing process. Carl Rogers believed that for a person to achieve self-actualization they must be in a state of congruence. (Psychology is an interesting subject. Getting on right track may be initially tough ๐Ÿ™-Warrier) D Collage in Classroom : Vathsala Jayaraman Aascharya Choodamani By Shakthi Bhadra Shri Babusenan has taken me to Sanskrit Literature classes in 1960. The anecdote brings to my mind another incident. Once, way back in 1940s or 50s someone was interviewing Maha Periyavaar @Kanchi Paramacharya Chandrashekara Saraswathi. That gentleman recorded the interview using a tape recorder. Periyavaa then posed a question. "Does anyone know which is the oldest known tape recorder?" Nobody was able to answer. Then Maha Periyavaa asked another question. "How did Vishnu Sahasranamam come to us?" Someone said Bheeshma gave it to us. All agreed. Then Maha Periyavaa posed another query. "When all were listening to Bheeshma on the battlefield, who took notes at Kurukshetra?" Again silence. Maha Periyavaar explained : "When Bheeshma was glorifying Krishna with Sahasranamam everyone was looking at him including Krishna and Vysa. After he finished the 1000 Namas, all opened their eyes. The first to react was Yudhistira. He said, 'Pithamaha has chanted 1000 glorious names of Vasudeva. All of us listened but none of us have noted it down. The sequence is lost'. Then all turned to Krishna and asked for His help. As usual He said, 'I also was listening like the rest of you. What can we do?' Then all beseeched Krishna to help them recover the precious rendition. Then Krishna said, 'It can only be done by Sahadeva and Vyasa will write it down.' Everyone wanted to know how Sahadeva could do it. Krishna replied : 'Sahadeva is the only one amongst us wearing SPATIKAM. If he prays to Shiva and does dhyanam he can convert the SPATIKA into waves of sound and Vyasa can write it down. Then, both Sahadeva and Vyasa, sat in the same place, under Bheeshma, where he had recited the Sahasranamam. Sahadeva started the dhyanam to recover the sound waves from the Spatika. The nature of Spatika is that it will capture sounds in a calm environment which can be got back with proper dhyanam of Maheswara who is Swethambara and SPATIKA. So, the world's earliest tape recorder is this SPATIKA which gave us the wonderful Vishnu Sahasranamam. When Maha Periyavaar explained this, all were stunned... From the Spatika recording, the grantha came to us through Vyasa. No wonder, when Sahadeva who was a devotee of Shiva could bring back the sound waves from Shiva Dhyaana, Adi Sankara who was an incarnation of Shiva, could recite the entire drama out of his mind and reproduce to be recorded again. Vathsala Jayaraman (Unrelated to this context : During 1952-59, I have listened Vishnu Sahasranaamam recited by my father minimum 2100 plus times. Still, I could now recall from memory hardly 3 or 4 stanzas. A normal person can get anything byheart by repeating 400 times ๐Ÿ™-Warrier) E Strengthen Reserve Bank of India GOI considered several options to take away funds from RBI during that decade. Not only money, there was conscious effort to truncate the institution (RBI) also since FSLRC days. To get a feel, you can access my blog or Long back RBI had a self-set target of 12 percent of Balance Sheet total for its capital plus reserves. Bank almost reached there around 2009-10. See details in my Business Standard letter : https://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/letters-reserve-bank-of-india-s-income-and-reserves-111082900004_1.html The Raghuram Rajan period saw continuous depletion of RBI's reserves. M G Warrier F Leisure Jokes* A Bawaji shouted in the BANK : "Has anyone lost a bundle of currency notes tied with a red rubber band?" Many hands were raised. Bawaji - "Here is that rubber band." At a meeting, the Boss told a joke. Everyone on the team laughed except one guy. The Boss asked him : "Didn't you understand my joke?" The guy replied : "Oh I understood it, but I resigned this morning." Ladies driving Doctor to injured patient : "Jab car ek lady chalaa rahi thi to tumhein road se dur chalnaa chaahiye tha naa ??" Patient : "Kaun sa road ? Main to Garden mein letaa huaa tha !!" A man meets his friend who has started wearing earrings asks : "Since when did u start wearing earrings ?" Friend : "Ever since my wife found them in my car !!!" Some women are sooo concerned about their husband's happiness that they hire detectives to find out who is responsible for it. The only 2 persons whom a woman listens carefully & follows sincerely & does EXACTLY as they say are.... TAILOR & PHOTOGRAPHER. baki to woh kisi k baap ki bhi nahi sunti... Police asked the thief : "Why did u go to steal 3 times in d Same Store?" The thief Replied : "Sir, I stole 1 dress for my wife & had to go twice to change it!" A husband writing in his diary : Shaadi se pehle bhagwaan se duaa maangi thi ki achha PAKANE wali biwi dena. Saala, 'khana' mention karna hi bhool gaya ! *Received from R Jayakumar via Group mail G Quotes on Orange ๐ŸŠ https://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/orange.html Like : People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds. Carl Rogers Carl Ransom Rogers was an American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach in psychology. H Continued from A4 He was 32, a tall hefty man ,very good in handling bulls. As ill luck would have it, the bull became uncontrollable, he left his wife and three children at home, only to go back and get caught in the same place. The fulcrum of the wheel got disjointed, poked his thighs. He died the next day. The lady took refuge with her parents with three children aged 7, 5 and 3. Her father being a c Conservator of Forests had his quarters amidst forests in Travancore-Cochin Samsthan in 1900s. The children, all daughters were taught at home by Nair ladies in Kerala. By 15 she had a good knowledge of Tamil, malayalam and Sanskrit and a lesser idea about English. She had to depend on her parents for every single pie from the great disciplinarian forest dweller, Thatha. My husband and his brother and sister were brought up with much love, affection and strict discipline. When my marriage was fixed with the second son, my parents were very much anxious for my becoming the dIL of a lady widowed at a very young age and the possibility of her being depressed could not be ruled out. As I entered as a new vadhu into the grandfather's village home, my MIL welcomed me with a smile. She told me that I would have full freedom in the house to express what I felt and what I wanted. Thatha wanted to test me on a few occasions with awful questions, which I answered with smile. From day 1, she was living with us for nearly 32 years, but for a few months' gap. She had respect for educated girls.She was willing to learn whatever is good from me and from my children also. She had orthodoxy to the core, sometimes impractical to observe. Yet when pointed out she accepted that what I felt was correct and she was trying to win over the constant struggle between her mind and intellect. She could very well place herself in the position of a new vadhu who might have been brought up under different situations. During every festival, she used to enquire what was the custom in our house and if I don't find it comfortable we could follow my parent's customs and slowly switch over. There had been occasions when I had been depressed or worried. She allowed me to grieve and after two or three days slowly asked me what my problem was, whether I could share and if within her limits she would be of help. Such a consoling word, I would not have got even from my parents. She never pointed out mistakes when the process was on. She would take time, see the situation , discuss with me after office hrs and told categorically that my idea would never work out and the pros and cons. Her arguments were highly based on indisputable logic . On many occasions she had conceded to my arguments also. I can never forget the conversations we had from 6 P. M. to 6.45 daily after coming from office. At 5, she would have finished cooking, some vathal kuzhambu or rasam and eagerly wait for me and enquired what happened in the office. My son used to comment as 'MIL-DIL session' On the first day, she asked me,'enna padichchunde?( what did you learn?) Then she explained that every day you will have some experience in which you learn something ,which can be transferred to her also. My respect towards my MIL( mother-in-love) grew day by day and I almost became her fan. We also faced worst situation in 1988 when my husband met with a motor bike accident. He had severe head injury, with bruises all over his body and fracture in his shoulders, ribs and elbow. The word'accident' was a night mare for her since she lost her husband in road accident. She was unconsolable,but came to terms with the reality, built up courage and was a pillar of strength to me and my children. My husband was in coma for 25 days, and then operated for his fractures and came home after 45 days with total memory loss. My full concentration was to prepare notes of lessons every day, to train my husband to bring his memory back. My MIL took complete charge of the kitchen. Everyday she prepared a big chart of of events that took place 45 years back one by one in date wise succession. I had my own chart of alphabets, numbers, calculators, bank procedure etc. Initial hurdles, sarcastic remarks by neighbours increased our anxiety. But my MIL never allowed even close relatives. She was much worried about the future/marriage of my children if some gossips are spread about the condition of my husband. She informed everyone that visitors were totally banned because they would be prone to infection. What a grit and determination she had ! Even though I was guided by neuro specialists as to how to impart training, my MIl's role as a guide was the most important contributory factor in our success. She could understand the mind of every one at home including children. I would compare her to X ray unit. She was never after gossip. She would spread only the positive points of others. We have taken her to all the places from Kashmir to Kanyakumari when we went on Leave Travel concession. There was some inconvenience of cooking and washing the vessels , since she won't take food outside. She knew so many historical facts which we ourselves didn't know. She would explain the difference between scriptures of cholas, Pallavas and Chalukya dynasties and narrate so many stories to children, as I was busy cooking food for her alone. She wanted to have space and allowed her son/DIl to have full privacy. Not even once she opened my hand bag to see the contents. As she was free and could keep up secrets, we could easily discuss problems with her and had the advantage of her age and experience. My sister-in-law's daughter had a down syndrome baby. My MIL, casually going through the Hindu found an article about such children and about a doctor in Hyd treating such children. She marked the article with red pencil and kept it ready for discussion with me during evening session. Such was her inquisitiveness. All my sisters and cousins were jealous of me for having the best MIL ( mother-in-love ). Even today she is held in high esteem by one and and all. I have learnt a lot from her in 32 years which I could not learn from my parents. The greatest lesson is to ' how to be a good MIL' and she is an emulator to follow. Even if one possesses 50% of her traits she could fit well into any household with DILs having certain undesirable traits. With all her knowledge, she was vary calm and humble. Until I told my parents, no one knew that she was such a versatile woman. She might not have had a school certificate. She had her younger sister who was also widowed at the age of 15, with a son, 15 days old. The sisters lived with their parents. Actually that aunt also was with us. Every one used to say that I had two MIL s to manage. But her sister also was of similar nature and she loved me and my children a lot. Unlike MiL, who was very calm, this auntie was very social; she could talk on any subject under the sky-from the most orthodox traditions to the space science. My MIl would listen carefully to the conversation. Actually she was another mother-in-love to me. But she passed away in 1977 when she was just 53,when she was staying with us. On seeing both the women so close in life, I am forced to believe that there should be understanding MILs in many other homes, when we want to see the other side. Definitely I consider myself very fortunate to have such a great MIL, in a period dominated by so called Woman Hitlers. I was the youngest in the joint family and when I got married my father was 74. My having been blessed with a good MIL was a great relief to my parents in their old age. Setting aside the normal tendency, she definitely sought my opinion (of a vadhu) in many matters just to have confirmation and never hesitated to correct herself if she was wrong. Normally egoistic MIL s would never do it and they would substantiate their stand fully knowing they are wrong. This was very rare in MILs of those days. I dedicate this snippet to my dear MIL on this Mother's Day. Vathsala Jayaraman

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