Warrier's Collage on Monday July 25, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Monday July 25, 2022 (Holiday Edition, limited circle) Good Morning 🙏 Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) Shaji Kurup I would suggest ₹ 100 half yearly( ₹200 p. a) as donation from well wishers for the Collage. 2) S Nallasivan There is no free lunch, they say. Dr T V Surendran is very much right and must have felt why anybody should enjoy the banana leave serving full of delicacies like an Onam Sadya free. We are Concious that small such charitable intiative would not certainly make the "Collage" to become the money spinner, the so called "Deemed University" making the owner wear Rolex and enjoy the comfort of a Rolls Royce. One thing we should give it to the majority of our friends is that they have large heart, note NOT enlarged heart, to share their happiness, with the less privileged and destitute fellow senior Citizens. Some confine it to Religious cause earning the right /boarding pass, privilege of a "green Channel" to heaven. Thankfully many spend on much deserving causes. The best form of Charity is feeding the hungry. Our friends earmark fixed amounts regularly for Help Age India, UNICEF, Akshya Patra and many more. We are proud to recall during the worst rage of Covid, when many lost their livelihood, and an exodus of migrants back to villages our friends contributed in a big way to feed the hungry. There is no end to such acts of kindness and compassion. There are many among us who make regular, substantial contributions to" Moksha" a volunteer organisation that offer services to the unfortunate to have a decent burial with dignity. All we need is the Collage to post the address window to make a contribution. This would give a focus and much effective source to make the contribution more relevant and significant and serve a cause. S Nallasivan (Interesting thoughts. I'll respond in 2 or 3 days Thanks 🙏-Warrier) B Faith https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1550911707177881600?s=20&t=EoN4p7UNwHaJ0pgCFVWzzA Unity in Diversity - 322 नर अचेत पाप ते डरु रे Indifferent, non-conscious person, be afraid of wrong-doings/sins. Guru Tegh Bahadur, Raag Gauri, 220, SGGS C Society Collage Focus : Workers' Safety Mainstream Article http://mainstreamweekly.net/article12548.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email D Collage Essay Ramblings on Soul : Vathsala Jayaraman Many doubt where the soul is hidden and if there is anything called soul. Physical heart is a strong organ of muscles and nerves and is built to last at least a hundred years functioning ceaselessly pumping the blood even to the remotest corners of the body . The other invisible metaphysical heart is even more intriguing.. The meanings of certain situations can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. This reveals that this invisible heart is more important for a human than the rhythmically beating physical heart. If the invisible or the metaphysical heart is what we judge a man by, then what does the soul do? Continued at H 1 E Collage Holiday F Leisure Doctored View* A Doctor is driving by a Zoo when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents. The Doctor jumps off his car, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and he brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter who has watched the whole event asks him, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life. I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page... So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?' The doctor replies, ‘I'm a doctor in private practice’ The journalist leaves And The following morning the newspaper reads, on the front page : "DOCTOR ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH” ... and THAT pretty much sums up the media's approach to the doctors these days. *Forward received from R Jayakumar G Collage Holiday H 1) Continued from D Soul is usually perceived as something that a person has but leaves him once he ceases to exist physically. On further analysis it is proper to assume that Mind, Metaphysical heart and soul are like a triangle. Mind has no existence of its own without the thoughts and associated desires. If we imagine Mind as a cloth, thoughts are cotton rolls and desires are the threads. If we remove the threads one after another, the mind disappears and achieve thoughtless state. By peace to the mind we mean we are talking about contraction i.e. removing desires, reducing bad thoughts and retaining only noble thoughts. As far as Metaphysical heart is concerned, it is a faculty that enables noble thoughts transform into Universal Love for all fellow beings. Soul is a witness to the activities of both the mind and the Metaphysical Heart. It does not interfere with either one of them. But it has a friend in the form of intellect or Free Will and allow Mind and Metaphysical Heart to consult the intellect as and when needed. Philosophically speaking, SOUL is a higher consciousness that remains independent of the actions of the mind and Metaphysical Heart but allows both of them to add positive or negative Karma to the Soul. When Mind and Heart work together in the same direction, the Soul gets energized and keeps reducing its encryption. When it becomes totally encryption free , it merges with the formless Universal Absolute. Vathsala Jayaraman RAMBLINGS ON SOUL-2 ------------------------------------- Recently I had an opportunity to listen to a series of lectures on 'nurturing of soul'. The upanyaasak was an Engineer by profession, holding a management degree, well versed in Sankrit, English and Tamil. When we are not sure of the very existence of soul, where is the question of nurturing of soul? Nurture your soul and your life will be happy and peaceful" said a wiseman. What is nurturing our soul? How do we do that? Why is it important? Many questions come out of these wonderful words of wisdom. Nurturing soul is giving what it is looking for. We are all like a poor peasant with a pair of hands to do action. We know how to nurture the field, plant the seeds, apply nutrients to make it grow, remove the weeds, water it regularly until it grows to its life size. Once it matures, we know how to harvest. We perform our actions throughout the life cycle but fail to ask what the owner wants from us. We are married to the princess, Jand we are ready to shower her with gifts, wealth and are ready for the pomp and show but what she expects from us is sheer love and nothing else as she had been showered with all that we feel like offering already. The base or foundation of our soul is our life force that gives us energy to think, talk and do our actions. Once we nourish the soul, it will begin to feed us and guide us. As the soul grows stronger it begins blessing us with wider vision. The greatest gift of the Life Force to us is the power to act, to rise above our own paralysis and to transform intention to achievement. The delusion that we are a separate being alone in the world has grown into unbelievable proportion while the soul remains stranded, unfed, and unheard, waiting for us to notice and to listen. Once we begin noticing the soul, give love and nourishment, it will begin feeding us with high level of wisdom and secrets of oneness. It will make us believe that the blessings we seek are closer than we know it. We must begin looking at the agitation that happens in our mind. Why is it happening? It is happening because we are operating outside the scope of our soul and fail to sync with the unwritten code that is practiced by most lives outside of our specie. Ignoring the soul can lead to a life of confusion and unwise decisions. Without the soul's voice to guide us, we may begin making poor choices. We seek out false comforts, destructive habits. We can fool ourselves into believing all is well for a while. Lost in the dark without a map, we stagger aimlessly, we bump into things and cling to them even though they are not suited for us. The true extent of the problem may not become clear to us until we experience a full-blown crisis. These are moments when the soul's anguished voice pierces through our certainties. We drag our shaken selves to the therapist's office, where we begin to see that the choices, we made did not save us, did not satisfy us, did not nourish us on the deepest levels of our being. It is unsettling to know that marginalized soul (Eternal) leads a life of a recluse completely detached from the actions and at some point, makes a hard decision to leave us and be with its source in the supernal realm. That is experiencing death before we leave our mortal coil. It means our spiritual being left us unattended and guided by anyone. We do come across situations like that in real life and claim a person is without a soul when he does things ruthlessly. Is it possible to get back the runaway soul? Healing the soul begins with feeding the soul. We must begin feeding it, tending it and shower our love to it. Some may say that to heal the soul, one must extinguish the ego that has taken over. But the ego is here for a reason. The ego gives us our drive and our character. It would be unwise to crush it. We do, however, need to teach the ego to listen so that it would be more productive while obedient to the soul. The motto is not to nourish the delusion but to try to overcome it. Vathsala Jayaraman RAMBLINGS on SOUL-3 Is the soul synonymous with the mind or the conscience, or is it a separate entity? Jeevatma (a life) is created by spinning this off as an individual entity. Generally, it is divided into Body, Mind and Atma (Soul) and when others divide Body, Mind, Intelelct and Atma. Most part of this life is created out of 5 elements life the world we see consist of Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. The first two elements are subtler than the last three and what we see in subtler form in us evolves from the sublter elements. However, there is one part of our life that doesn't evolve from 5 elements which actually ties them all together. It is unaffected by the 5 elements. This has an enormous potential and can be pursued vigorously. It has the potential to make a life reach its highest potential, and help everyone around to their higest potential. This can be done through spiritual development but we need to use our instruments such as body and mind consist of the 5 elements. Body can be nurtured well through Yogas, dietary control, healthy habits, good actions, etc. whereas the Mind can be nurtured well through sharpening thoughts, influencing the subconscious mind with healthy habits, removal of impediments such as trivial desires, anger, greed, arrogance, delusion, and jealousy. Our intellect is the closest to the Soul as it has the discrimination faculty to determine right from wrong. Mind has four parts known as Manas, Buddhi, Chitta and Ahamkara. Manas is the lowest end of this spectrum and handles mostly emotions and feelings whereas Chitta is the data warehouse. Buddhi is the discriminating faculty whereas Ahamkara (Ego) is the one that fulfills the passions at the same time gives us a feeling that the entire Mind is independent. Once all these four work in unison for the growth and development, One becomes a spiritually realized soul. The internal instruments are the ones that we need to develop first before we focus our attention to the external forces. This step is knowns as spiritual development. 2) Is it through the pursuit of spirituality or is there something we can do through our everyday actions that would accomplish it? Yes. But it is not possible to nurture the soul unless we refine our instruments such as body, mind and intellect. These are the instruments through which we have to pursue our Soul. When we refine our instruments through spirituality, we automatically reach out to the Soul and nurture it. The Soul can be a silent witness to the freewill of a life and can get encrypted by the consequences of the actions performed by a life. Our goal is to nurture the Soul to get liberated from this encryption through our good habits and actions. Our lives are nothing but the perceptions of the mind and by altering our mind, we can change our lives. We begin our effort remaining independent in these instruments until we recognize we are this universal wisdom (height of knowledge). At some point, where the knower, known and knowledge would become one without the second. Spirituality is not independent and it is our day to day actions and how we change our perception step by step by altering the mind. Vathsala Jayaraman RAMBLINGS on SOUL-4 NOURISHING of SOUL When we begin our search through spiritual development, we are doing soul searching whereas when we realize the potential of the soul, we begin soul nourishing. The instruments we have known as BMI (Body, Mind and intellect) should be refined to recognize the soul and it is possible only through best practices. Even though Soul is all pervasive, without the instruments we can't pursue it. 'Who am I'? remains just a question until we find who we really are. Inquiry leads to information, information turns into knowledge, knowledge turns into actions, actions turns into transformation, transformation turns into wisdom hj and the wisdom recognizes all pervasive soul. When we place ourselves in a seat where nothing needs to be known further is the place of complete Self-realization which Paramahans Yogananda calles as Self-actualization. Ramana Maharishi said, "Go where you came from" and "Doubt the doubter". Adi Sankara explains this phenomenon in Viveka Choodamani (Crown Jewel of Wisdom). The four Mahavakyas reveal our true identity and we have to begin first with the faith that we are 4 truly a divine being having a human experience. Nourishing the soul is important because it knows the past, present and future like a crystal ball and can find the path to the outcome for a life. It knows why the life is created, sustained and to where it is traveling. The life travels at a set speed towards its end and how it is being used is in direct proportion to how we use every moment of life. Destination is not visible when we board the vehicle but we know it would reach the destination at a set time not visible at that moment. Only the life can draw the full potential by utilizing the best of its resources inside. How life would unfold everyday is unknown to our mind but all it can do is to budget and how best time can be used. Grid can receive and transmit electricity and a life is just a vehicle receiving and spending energy. The energy is what makes everything work. Taping into life's full potential and achieve optimum satisfaction of leading a fulfilling life is the best way to conduct life. Ego can take us to places ridiculing what one does now as it doesn't see the path to its destiny. A conductor can become the world famous actor, a school dropout can become one of the world's wealthiest individuals, a person born in a modest family can become world's greatest spiritual teacher eventually. Mostly in life, we are caught in confusion, doubt, and fear that we can't even see which way to turn or where to go. We can't even see the path before us when it is right here and all we need to do is to take the first step and start somwhere. And sometimes, we get so fixed on the end of the road, on some plan the ego has for us, we don't even take the time to ask ourselves if we still even want to go where are heading. It is entirely possible much more is in store for us. But the soul has an uncanny navigational system. It sees, past, present and future at once. It is timeless and is sensitive and open to the present even as it is alive to the past and the future. Our egos, however, can get so stuck on a plan that we lose sight of the happenings around us. We become blind to the openings that can change our lives if we let them in. Let the soul drive our vehicle to its destination. Vathsala Jayaraman


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