Warrier's Collage on Sunday July 17, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday July 17, 2022 🙏 Bharat Ratna Ravi Sankar : https://youtu.be/B9dnMrk6q6I (Link Courtesy: Reshmy Warrier Mumbai) Good Morning Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday July 23, 2022. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 Best Wishes Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/ Responses 1) V Babusenan Thiruvananthapuram If knowing nothing is a sign of intelligence, as Socrates held, then Indians were, once upon a time, the most intelligent people in the world as they were the ones who discovered nothing. 2) C V Subbaraman Use of hyperboles has been fashionable for some, it is a matter of pride! The same Johnson defined a net as "Any thing reticulated or decussated, at equal distances, with interstices between the intersections" One wonders whether one gets an idea of net after reading this definition or one gets more confused or overawed. A definition should give a fair idea to the reader of the object of definition. Our distinguished parliamentarian from Thiruvananthapuram revels in keeping the reader more ignorant after reading him than before reading him! Subbaraman (I'm reminded of the advice given to my senior colleague Mathew by our OiC U S Rao while I was in NABARD Thiruvananthapuram. Mathew's complaint was : "When I ask Warrier something, he twists my question and gives confusing answer" U S Rao : "Never go to Warrier when you know your question has a direct answer. There are many from whom you can get direct answers. Go to Warrier only when you want to get confused 😕" The dialogue was in my presence -Warrier) 3) V Babusenan Presumably, the definition is from Johnson's famous dictionary. A couple of interesting definitions from it are given below: Oats-A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. Pension-An allowance made to anyone without an equivalent. Enamored of the second definition, RBI and MoF are keeping one copy each of this dictionary and following it strictly. This old definition of pension as something given gratis is more acceptable to them. The only third extant copy is with the British Museum in London. 4) Urvarukam* https://youtu.be/wOIHzl2h9a8 *In a forward in Malayalam received this morning, the writer explained that the word "Urvarukam" mentioned in Mrityunjaya Mantra* refers to the small fruit seen in Himalayan regions, which when ripe explodes on its own and not the big cucumber as is interpreted by some. Sharing in common interest -Warrier) *Word by word meaning : https://templesinindiainfo.com/word-to-word-meaning-of-mahamrityunjaya-mantra-in-sanskrit/ 5) Palakkad Kitchen https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/warriersviews/cooking-to-serve-serving-to-cook-43831/ For us it was a blessing because they followed exactly our (Malabar Vegetarian) pattern of cooking with no garlic and less spices. As the courier person used to take only the minimum travel time, we used to get the food hot and fresh whenever we depended on Palakkad Kitchen. What attracted us more is the daily change in the variety of ingredients and mode of preparation within the constraints and the hygienic way of packing. This is an initiative which can be replicated by families with inadequate income to supplement other regular income sources. B Current Affairs Media Response : M G Warrier July 16, 2022 Congratulations IIT, Madras This refers to the report "IIT Madras ranked India's best educational institution " (The Hindu Business Line, July 16). This is a proud moment for IIT Madras. Congratulations to Team IITM. India's National Institutional Ranking Framework needs to move forward and rank willing educational institutions across the world which are willing to share required information and rank them using the parameters used for the ranking of Indian educational institutions and publish the findings. This will help Indian institutions to know their position in the global scenario. This is necessary because, the private agencies now giving international rankings are influenced by their rich and powerful patrons. Historically, international organisations engaged in such jobs have been tailor-made to favour the rich and powerful nations. From Veto power in the UN to patent laws are examples, if examples were necessary. Think of the situation, if India, at the right time, ensured copyright for the country's ancient literature and patented it's Ayurvedic medicines and treatment practices. Leaving history to its course, it's high time we argued our case for parity in treatment in being compared in global situations. Presently parameters for international comparisons are being manipulated by the so called developed countries acting as a coterie. M G Warrier Mumbai C Sunday Musings : K N Ganapathy I am a believer in antidisestablishmentarianism. I am not trying to confuse. It only means that I do not believe in revolution but only in orderly evolution. I am against those revolutionaries who want to bring down the establishment in one go and build a new one of their dream. But I agree that the present establishment has shortcomings or unacceptable aspects which need to be corrected/modified, but it must be in an orderly manner based on a consensus in the society. This word I came across in the newspaper soon after my schooldays. I used to read The Hindu paper daily, borrowing the previous day's issue from my neighbours who were fairly rich unlike us. Now, coming to the point of discussion, we can find that many politicians severely criticise the conservatives in the society, branding them as Manuvadis . I do not know who are the Manuvadis. To my knowledge a majority of the population is not aware that there is something called Manusmrithi. Nobody is following or rather even aware of the directives contained in Manusmrithi. In fact only a microscopic minority would have even bothered to read the Manusmrithi. I happened to read about Smrithis in the book Sanathanasudha written by the great scholar, Dr Viswanathan Namboothiri. This book was referred to by Shri Warrier. Manusmrithi was written by Manu centuries back. There were other Smrithis also but Manusmrithi is the one that survived. This having been passed on to succeeding generations, could have been modified/amended. In fact Smrithis are written based on the requirements of the Society at the time and can be revised/updated from time to time depending on the conditions and requirements of the society. Dr Viswanathan Namboothiri is of the opinion that Manusmrithi needs updating based on the requirements of the present day society. But no competent religious leader has come up for this. I started reading Manusmrithi for academic interest. It is great that so many centuries back Manu has written such an exhaustive code of conduct for the people to follow. It says that male member of the family should earn and hand over the money to the lady at home who will utilise it judiciously for the family. It says that woman member of the family will be at the protection of father when a child, by husband when in youth and by sons at old age. This ensures that women are protected throughout their lifetime as they are physically less strong. But some of the aspects are controversial or not suited for the present day society. It is stated that Brahmins who are fed on the occasion of Sraddha performed for Pithrus, meat should be included. I stopped reading it further. But on thinking over it, I realise that Brahmins were non-vegetarians in olden days. Even now in most states, other than the four southern states and Gujarat, Brahmins take non-vegetarian food. It was only after the advent of Budhism that vegetarianism found a place in Hinduism. It is a fact that Buddhists also gave up vegetarianism. Now nobody is following Manusmrithi and if at all we are doing anything as per provisions of Manusmrithi, it is by chance and not by choice. D SUNDAY COLLAGE Sunday Collage : V T Panchapagesan Chennai SUNDAY COLLAGE WHO IS GURU? The word GURU traditionally meant ‘One with Gravitas’… In recent times a neo-etymology has become popular Where GURU IS ONE who takes one from Darkness (GU) To Light ( RU ).. Different people in different contexts use the word GURU differently to refer different kinds of people…. However It's so beautiful and nicely worded that I just couldn't resist sharing it. Difference between a Guru and a Teacher!!!!!!! 1. A teacher takes responsibility for your growth. A Guru makes you responsible for your growth. 2.A teacher gives you things you do not have and require. A Guru takes away things you have and do not require. 3. A teacher answers your questions. A Guru questions your answers. 4. A teacher requires obedience and discipline from the pupil. A Guru requires trust and humility from the pupil. 5. A teacher clothes you and prepares you for the outer journey. A Guru strips you naked and prepares you for the inner journey. 6. A teacher is a guide on the path. A Guru is a pointer to the way. 7. A teacher sends you on the road to success. A Guru sends you on the road to freedom. 8. A teacher explains the world and its nature to you. A Guru explains yourself and your nature to you. 9. A teacher gives you knowledge and boosts your ego. A Guru takes away your knowledge and punctures your ego. 10. A teacher instructs you. A Guru constructs you. 11. A teacher sharpens your mind. A Guru opens your mind. 12. A teacher reaches your mind. A Guru touches your spirit. 13. A teacher instructs E Collage Poetry Go not to the temple* by Rabindranath Tagore : First fill your own house with the Fragrance of love and kindness. Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God, First remove the darkness of sin , pride and ego, from your heart... Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer, First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen. And apologise to those you have wronged. Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees, First bend down to lift someone who is down-trodden. And strengthen the young ones. Not crush them. Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins, First forgive from your heart those who have hurt you *Poem by Rabindranath Tagore shared by Vathsala Jayaraman Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God, F Leisure From AS Grewal EE Once Winston Churchill Said - IF U Speak One Word More - I'll Swallow U. Bernard Shaw Simply Smiled n Said - In that case Mr Churchill, U'll have More Brains in your Stomach than in Ur Head. The battle of wits between Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw was well known. They were entering a building with a narrow passage enough for only one person at a time. Churchill said, “I will go first. I don’t follow idiots.” Shaw smiled and said, “I do.” This is sense of humour! G Quotes on Manusmriti : Swami Vivekananda https://vivekavani.com/swami-vivekananda-manu-smriti/ Like : "Manu says, that part only of the Vedas which agrees with reason is Vedas; and many of our philosophers have taken this view. Of all the scriptures of the world, it is the Vedas alone which declare that the study of the Vedas is secondary." Vivekananda

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