Warrier's Collage on Saturday June 4, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Saturday June 4, 2022 Forest Life https://youtu.be/kCfvhQMm95I (Twenty days inside the forest) Good Morning Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages 1) T N C Rangarajan About messages to 18 and only 18 friends... Why only 18? He might have had something in mind like Dunbar's number https://edtimes.in/study-shows-150-is-the-maximum-number-of-friends-you-can-have-in-a-lifetime/ 2) Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1532427028787449856?s=20&t=Vbm2PNK3YPvySztW3bwSPw Unity in Diversity - 271 फरीदा जे तू अकलि लतीफु काले लिखु न लेख आपनड़े गिरीवान महि सिरु नींवां करि देखु If you are an intellect, a wise person, don't write black marks (don't slander/look for weakness in others) In your own self, lower your head & look deep Farid, 1378, SGGS B 1) Current Affairs RBI Accounts 2021-22 https://m.rbi.org.in/Scripts/AnnualReportPublications.aspx?Id=1354 Trends in Income, Expenditure and Net Income (Amount in ₹ crore) Item 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 1 2 3 4 5 6 a) Income 78,280.66 1,93,035.88 1,49,672.46 1,33,272.75 1,60,112.13 b) Total Expenditure1 28,276.662 17,044.153 92,540.934 34,146.755 1,29,800.686 c) Net Income (a-b) 50,004.00 1,75,991.73 57,131.53 99,126.00 30,311.45 d) Transfer to funds7 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 e) Surplus transferred to the Central Government (c-d) 50,000.00 1,75,987.73 57,127.53 99,122.00 30,307.45 Note: 1. Includes provisions towards CF and ADF. 2. Includes a provision of ₹14,189.27 crore towards transfer to CF. 3. Includes a provision of ₹63.60 crore towards transfer to ADF 4. Includes a provision of ₹73,615 crore towards transfer to CF. 5. Includes a provision of ₹20,710.12 crore towards transfer to CF. 6. Includes provisions of ₹1,14,567.01 crore and ₹100 crore towards transfer to CF and ADF, respectively. 7. An amount of ₹1 crore each has been transferred to the National Industrial Credit (Long Term Operations) Fund, the National Housing Credit (Long Term Operations) Fund, the National Rural Credit (Long Term Operations) Fund and the National Rural Credit (Stabilisation) Fund during each of the five years. Source : RBI 2) Media Response : M G Warrier June 3, 2022 Forestry route for plantation crops This refers to the report "Kerala Forest Development Corp goes organic to produce cash crops" (June 3). The move to exploit available land bordering forests for forest-friendly cash crops must be welcomed and encouraged. A Rubber Meet is scheduled on July 22, 2022 in Kerala where presence of international experts on plantation crops is expected. It is a lesser known fact that Kerala's share in India's rubber production is over 90 percent and the state produces over 70 percent of the country's coconuts. Kerala's share in overall plantation crops is also substantial. In fact plantation owners play a decisive role in Kerala politics. Having said that, it is doubtful whether modernization of cultivation practices, establishment of industries which can use local agricultural products including rubber, coconuts and spices and promotion of export/marketing of local products are getting the priority they deserve. Perhaps the scope of conferences like the ensuing Rubber Meet could be expanded with higher level government and industry participation to attract more investment for increasing agricultural production and value addition to produce before export/marketing. Now into production and marketing of forest-friendly plantation crops, KFDC can play a proactive role in coordinating and supporting plantation crops development and marketing of products keeping in view environment protection concerns also. M G Warrier Mumbai C Babusenan's Column : Tourists and Tourists In the early 1980s, during my Ahmedabad days, I stayed in a guest house run by a very enterprising Maharashtrian gentleman named Birde(not his real name). He stayed in the same guest house with his wife and only son. Living a very frugal life, he saved most of the money extorted from the hapless dwellers, not for the morrow, but to satisfy his craving for international travels. Once in three years he would join a group going to the East or to the West. One day I asked him : "Mr. Berde, had you been to London? " "Yes, yes, twice" came the reply. "What is your impression about that great city?" "A bigger Mumbai. Good roads, old buildings, but neat." What does innocent Berde know about Earth -has- not -anything -to- show- more- fair Westminster Bridge, Tower of London, Globe Theatre and the Abbey where great people sleep their eternal sleep. A couple of years ago, I happened to meet a totally different sort of traveller*. He is a middle-aged man who has proved his merit in hotel business. He told me that, despite his busy schedule, he would find time to visit other countries with his wife. In each visit he would ensure that he saw something connected with science. For instance, when he visited England, he and his wife went to Lincolnshire, 200 kms from London, to see the apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton to formulate his famous theory of gravity in the 17th Century. "Sir, when I stood silently beside the tomb of Newton in the Westminster Abbey, I could not control my tears", he said. In Italy, after enjoying the marvels in Rome, they went to Pisa to see the leaning tower from the top of which Galileo threw the balls in the 16th century to smash Aristotle's concept that objects would fall to the ground with speeds according to their mass. "When we visited Berne, the capital of Switzerland, I wished to have a look at the Patent Office where Einstein worked before he became famous. As we were told that the building where he stayed was nearby, we went there too. It was a dismal looking building and, at the entrance of one apartment, was a plaque which read : 'In this house, between1903 and 1905, Albert Einstein completed work on the theory of relativity '. We were thrilled" How Einstein accomplished the wonderful task that revolutionised physics will be clear from the following narrative : "He was sitting in his study in front of a heap of papers covered with mathematical formulas. Writing with his right hand and holding his younger son in his left, he kept replying to his elder son. Albert who was playing with his bricks. With the words 'Wait a minute, I've nearly finished' he gave me the children to look after for a few moments and went on working." This is what a student wrote! *Reading this, remembered another couple from Kerala who were owning a small teashop and were fond of traveling places. Their journey together had abrupt end in November 2021. Read Vijayan's story : https://indianexpress.com/article/india/kerala/kerala-tea-seller-known-for-world-tours-with-wife-passes-away-7631252/ D Collage Essay : Vathsala Jayaraman Chennai Yesterday's collage had a forward 'VISWAROOPAM" with a beautiful sculpture of Viswaroopam along with explanation given by the artist. This motivated me to contemplate on VISWAROOPAM : Divine Revelations, called the Vedas, are immutable and are valid forever. Sages and saints have given proper interpretations and explanations when some of the directives therein seemed to present doubts or appeared to be contradictory. Yet there was one instance where God Himself had uttered a statement that is totally at variance with His own earlier declaration. The Vedic words are that God can be approached, among other steps, by the study of the Vedas, by chanting them, by the performance of austerities, giving gifts, or by conducting penance or doing sacrifices. (Continued at H) E My Blogs & Links www.warriersblog.com https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/value-for-money-9107/ Walking through the gullies of the vegetable market which opens late, I found a nomad lady with a new drum on which she was playing with utmost concentration attracting the attention of passers-by. A seven-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy, probably the nomad lady’s children, were touching the feet of each one passing that way and begging for alms. No one was caring, all were running towards their destination (here in this city, people walk as if they are participating in a ‘walking competition’!). I took out a ten-rupee coin from my pocket and gave to the 4-year-old and proceeded further. *Please open the link to read full story F G Quotes on Continents https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/continents-quotes Like : When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. John Muir John Muir, also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, botanist, zoologist, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America. H Continued from D But God, as Sri Krishna, after having granted His Cosmic Form to Arjuna on the Kurukshetra battlefield, says that all these exercises will be of no avail in beholding His vision in this mundane plane. Are not the two versions puzzling? The Lord Himself has given the answer for this ambiguity. "It is only by single-minded, unalloyed devotion that My eternal beautiful Human Form may be perceived, observed and actually realised. True devotees alone can enter into My Blissful Realm. Those who carry out all ordained duties for My sake, refrain from the fruits of their actions, look upon Me as the only supreme goal, and cultivate pure Bhakti in all affairs, will attain My All-attractive Form", replied the Lord to Arjuna's query. This will mean that those who study the Vedas or adopt other measures mentioned, not with pure devotion, but through unholy means, for show or by force or for pretension, not dedicating them to the Supreme, cannot see Him. After witnessing Krishna's universal "Viswaroopam", Arjuna tendered his apology regretting that he had deemed Him as a friend, jested with Him, at times even showing irreverence, and urged Him to assume His normal form. Krishna told Arjuna that none but he could behold this radiant and limitless form and asked him not to be terrified about any of the forms. Arjuna was privileged to see the huge form because of his devotion. Regarding the Sage Kaka Bhushandi He took the form of a crow and was revolving round the world. He saw the entire objects of nature as Rama. So Lord Rama somehow decided to show his Vishwaroopam to the sage. As the sage in the form of crow was enjoying the Balalilas of Rama, the child Rama wanted to catch the crow which started flying. The cute little hand of Rama followed the crow wherever it went, even beyond Brahmalokam. The sage was literally panicky. Ultimately he was back in Ayodhya. He took the form of smallest crow and enjoying the beauty of the child sitting very near to his face. Rama utilised this opportunity and swallowed the crow. The sage could see many Brahmandas, crores of Devas, Maheshwaras, stars, many suryas,yamas, lots of mountains, seas and oceans, sages, human beings, kinnaras- among them the beautiful child Rama also. He was totally amazed at this great sight within the small stomach of Rama. The child Rama laughed loudly at the confusion of the sage held in his stomach. Along with his laughter, Kakabhushandi sage also came out. This is beautifully explained by Tulsidas in his Ramacharitamanas : " lok lok prathi bhinna bidhaathaa I bhinna vishnu shiva manu dhisithraathaa II nar gandharv bhooth bethaala I kinnara nishichara pashu khag byaalaa II dev danuj gan naanaa jaatee I sakal jeev thahan aanahi bhaantee II mahi sari ssagar sar giri naanaa I sab prapanch thahan aanayi aanaa II " The creator is present in smallest of small molecules and is also have the entire milky way within Him as well. The vision of the above statement gives us knowledge that nothing exists without the presence of the Creator, but realization of the above statement gives us dharshan of the Creator. Most of the time, we hold on to the knowledge without experiencing it and that is the cause of not having a vision of our own Self. In our ordinary lives our concerns are focused on the limited beings around us. The living beings include our family, friends and society. The non-living beings or objects include our homes, vehicles and property. We are able to recognize many different types of beings in the world and interact with them in various ways. This interaction with other beings is what gives meaning and purpose to our existence. This situation is like water and waves. The being of the waves is the same water as the ocean itself. The limited form of the waves is not a true limitation in being. So there is only one Being that allows various beings to have their being. Limited being is thus a borrowing from Unlimited Being, not something that exists in its own right. Limited being is Unlimited Being under the appearance of limitation. Once we know this, we will discover that Vishwaroopam is nothing but the love and care we give to fellow human beings and all other creatures as the Unlimited Being overflows itself into limited forms. It is important, therefore, that we extend the field of our concern, our caring and our awareness from the limited beings around us to the Unlimited Being within and behind them. Then we move only from fullness to fullness. Realisation of this dance and movement from fullness to fullness is real Vishwaroopa Dharsanam as conceived by seers. When we see the real self, it is nothing but Vishwaroopa Darshanam. We think of Arjuna, Sanjaya and magnificent form of Vishnu when we think of Vishwaroopam but forget the simple act of love and affection which is the real Vishwaroopa Darshanam. Bhagavat Gita- sloka 30 ,6th Chapter "yo maam pasyathi sarvatra, sarvam cha mayi pashyathi thasyaaham na pranasyaami sa cha me na pranasyathi " " One who perceives that sarva vyapee Lord is inherent in all creations and that, all creations are within the Supreme, I don't become invisible to him. Nor does he escape my vision. (He is sure of getting my Vishwaroopa Darshanam) Perhaps this is the reason why only certain people are blessed with Vishwaroopa Darshanam and not all. Vathsala Jayaraman

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