Warrier's Collage on Thursday July 21, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Thursday July 21, 2022 ๐Ÿ™ 1) A New Hope (Uploaded a year ago) https://youtu.be/Mlld5N9_FbY (Link Courtesy : Reshmy Warrier Mumbai) 2) Season's Cartoon by Bimbadhar Misra https://photos.app.goo.gl/9Sw1JdLLv8DD8xba8 Good Morning ๐ŸŒ„ Nice Day M G Warrier Thought shared by V Rangarajan : "Darkness is nothing but absence of Light. Similarly Problem is nothing but Absence of Solution." (Waiting for invention of the opposite of Electricity, which will help us switch on darkness, without closing the ๐Ÿ‘️'s, when needed ๐Ÿ™-Warrier) A Messages/Responses 1) K Ramasubramanian Forex management can be done effectively with inside talents. There was a system of selection of special aptitude skilled officers being selected for the department when some CGM were insisting on. Such an orientation and exposure is necessary to have in house talents Outside resources are always better is a wrong concept. Janakiraman H Natarajan PB Kulkarni SD Datar present Rabjisankar have made stellar contributions to reserve management I agree with Shri Warrier for a review of outsourcing (Thanks ๐Ÿ™ Business Line didn't publish my response on this subject yesterday -Warrier) 2) Sridhar Shared a memory : Nostalgic event!* It was on 30th May 2009, on the date of my retirement from the Reserve Bank of India as the Principal Private Secretary to the Governor ( Dr. D.Subbarao), Governor was so kind enough in allowing my younger son Madhavan to take a photograph with him along with me. Historical event in my life and even beyond my dream to come from an unknown tiny Village, Naduvakkarai, having only seen a life with struggle and poverty, to reach a pinnacle of my career in RBI and be with the Governor so closely, I deem it a Divine opportunity bestowed upon by the grace of God! Thanks to my parents, friends, senior officials, noble teachers but for whom I would not have been recognised in the Society! *Sridharan Iyengar's recent FB post 3) C V Subbaraman Manu Smriti Debates on Manu Smriti rage and political colours add spices to them. It is a coincidence that the same edition of Collage carries write-ups on women suffrage in the so called civilized "western" world. Women have not been treated well by menfolk through history and prehistoric times, and even in the current world which falsely boasts of a civilized society. If we analyse the "progress" of Man in his styles of his living through ages, one would wonder whether he has become civilized or suffered continuous degradation in every way. All his inventions and discoveries have not kept him "happy and contented"; the more gadgets, the more "facilities" and the more "sophistications", he has grown more insecure today than ever before. Continued at H1 4) Mumbai Rains M G Warrier shared a link : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/mumbai-rains/why-is-mumbai-rain-loved-43807/ "I’ve always cherished the rain, and throughout time, my affection for it has only grown. One cannot adequately express the sense of relaxation one experiences after a long and exhausting summer until the first shower kisses our skin. I’ve spent the last 4 years of my life living in this city of dreams, which never fails to surprise me. Mumbai is well-known for many things, but its monsoon season is undoubtedly its most prominent attribute. There is nothing more magnificent than the rains in this city, and each monsoon teaches me something new about this place and this time of year." 5) Sudha Warrier Mumbai Shared a link : Dr V P Gangadharan Oncologist Kochi in conversation (Malayalam เดฎเดฒเดฏാเดณം) https://youtu.be/6CilG7-QlHY There are many individuals who serve the society sacrificing their comforts and sometimes own family's interests and health. Unsung Heroes ๐Ÿ™-Warrier 6) Worship food https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/humour-in-distress/the-worship-of-food-43810/ While my wife visited the temple, I strolled around the entire town, which took me about 10 minutes, and reached an open-air cafรฉ called Cafรฉ Farohar. I was ably assisted by my sidekick, google maps. It seemed to be as sleepy as the town, until a spritely, cheerful lady sauntered in with a hello. She was Hilla, the owner and host. One look at the menu, and I was entranced. An aphorism in Hindi came to mind: Daane daane pe likha hai khane wale ka naam. Every morsel of food has the name of the person eating. I quickly pacified my salivating palate with a drink of raspberry, and resolved to come here for lunch with my wife. Posted online comments : ' except in advertisements and cookery shows very rarely we find something good written or spoken about good food one wonders whether people are learning criticism from opposition spokespersons in legislative houses. this is a pleasant surprise. you have to have a broad mind to openly appreciate good things in life. keep writing' B Current Affairs Media Response : Child labour July 20, 2022 Child labour This refers to the report "Labour Ministry wants to partner with States, NGOs to fight child labour" (July 20). It's unfortunate to know that a reference to child labour becomes necessary inviting the provisions of Right to Education Act. Whatever be the statutory provisions, authorities at all levels, down to Panchayats should own up the responsibility for children remaining out of school during their school age. Mainstream Media can play a proactive role in locating pockets where children are not able to go to school for want of facilities or because parents or industrial units exploit them for work. It's shameful for authorities to shift responsibility from Centre to States and downward instead of getting things organized by appropriate liaisoning and coordination among government agencies, educational institutions and willing NGOs. Once admission and attendance in schools of all children upto the age of 15 is ensured ban on child labour becomes much more easier. M G Warrier Mumbai C Collage Books ๐Ÿ“š My Living Will https://will-to-live.org/my-living-will/ My Living Will – A Four-Year Journey from Tragedy to Inspiration! MY LIVING WILL is a candid and inspirational story by the Will To Live Foundation’s co-founder, John Trautwein. A journey that begins when the Trautwein family awoke to the heartbreaking discovery that their teenage son had completed suicide.Although stunned and shocked by their son’s death, the Trautweins quickly discovered that their story is all too common – and their loving family is the face of teen suicide in America. With a forward by John’s own Life Teammate, NY Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, MY LIVING WILL takes the reader through the Trautwein’s incredible roller-coaster journey to find a ‘New Normal’ without their son. Working with teenagers they find hope as they create the non-profit Will To Live Foundation, and it’s acclaimed “Life Teammates Program” helping teens and young adults all over the country recognize the love and hope they already have in their lives today – through each other. A moving yet educational story that is a must read for anyone with a teenager in their life! D Collage Poetry : Rains https://m.timesofindia.com/life-style/books/features/poems-that-perfectly-capture-the-beauty-of-rains/amp_etphotostory/70554786.cms 'A Line-storm Song' by Robert Frost 'A Line-storm Song' The line-storm clouds fly tattered and swift, The road is forlorn all day, Where a myriad snowy quartz stones lift, And the hoof-prints vanish away. The roadside flowers, too wet for the bee, Expend their bloom in vain. Come over the hills and far with me, And be my love in the rain. - Robert Frost E Moksha I : Vathsala Jayaraman The classification of human pursuits known as Kama (pleasure), artha (security), dharma(righteousness) and moksha (freedom) is well known. These four categories provide an ideal infrastructure for the accomplishment of all human ends, called Purushartha (object of the soul) in Sanskrit. Of the four categories, the first three are considered material goals whereas the last pursuit moksha is considered as a spiritual goal culminating in Self-knowledge. Continued at H2 F Leisure 1) Funny poems https://www.rd.com/list/funny-poems/ Like : Bashful Earthquake Oliver Herford The Earthquake rumbled And mumbled And grumbled; And then he bumped, And everything tumbled— Bumpyty-thump! Thumpyty-bump!— Houses and palaces all in a lump! “Oh, what a crash! Oh, what a smash! How could I ever be so rash?” The Earthquake cried. “What under the sun Have I gone and done? I never before was so mortified!” Then away he fled, And groaned as he sped: “This comes of not looking before I tread.” 2) Did you know? THESE UNIQUE VILLAGES IN INDIA? ______________________________ 01. SHANI SHIGNAPUR, Maharashtra. All Houses in the entire village are without Doors. Even No Police Station. No Thefts. 02. SHETPHAL, Maharashtra. Villagers have SNAKES in every family as their family members. 03. HIWARE BAZAR, Maharashtra. Richest Village in India. 60 Millionaires. No one is poor Highest GDP. 04. PUNSARI, Gujrat. Most modern Village. All Houses with CCTV & WI-FI. All street lights are Solar Powered. 05. JAMBUR, Gujarat. All villagers are Indians Still all look like Africans. Nicknamed as African Village. 06. KULDHARA, Rajasthan. Haunted village. No one lives there. A village without villagers All Houses are abandoned. 07. KODINHI, Kerela. Village of TWINS. More than 400 Twins. 08. MATTUR, Karnataka. Village with 100% SANSKRIT speaking villagers in their normal day to day conversation. 09. BARWAAN KALA, Bihar. Village of Bachelors. No marriage since last 50 years. 10. MAWLYNNONG, Meghalaya. Cleanest village of Asia. Also with an amazing Balancing huge Rock on a tiny rock. 11. RONGDOI, Assam. As per Villagers beliefs, Frogs are married to get RAINS. 12 .KORLAI village, Raigad, Maharashtra. The only village with all villagers speaking Portuguese language. SURPRISED Many of us don't know these unique things of these VILLLAGES IN OUR OWN COUNTRY...! *Shared by S Venugopal Chennai G Quotes on Seasons https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/seasons-quotes Like : "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of." Jim Rohn Emanuel James Rohn, professionally known as Jim Rohn, was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. H Continued from A4 He is afraid of his fellowmen, he does not trust them, he has grown physically and mentally weaker despite his addition to his diet what he himself considers and canvasses as nourishing, his immunity level decreases everyday. He defies Nature, as he alone among the creations of the world does commit this folly in his self assumed "superior" wisdom and rationality! And yet he deludes himself into believing that he is "civilized", even when the sad experiences of fighting wars have not brought home to him the need to avoid conflicts, bloodshed, violence, and hatred. Weapons of mass destruction are manufactured every day costing millions of dollars and are eventually thrown out as they soon become outdated! And this continues for many decades now. All this is done out of ego, narrow national pride, undeserving religious fervours, and mutual suspicion. Is Man then more civilized today than in the Manu Era? One may not agree with Manu's thoughts from the standards of life of today. But can you judge those thoughts from present values of life? From the standards of life of today, Rama should be proceeded against for ill treatment of Sita and Krishna for his harassment of women. If anyone moves a court in these matters today, he would be committing a folly of the worst order and any judge admitting such a petition would be more than doubling that folly. Subbaraman 2) Continued from E Even though all four categories are considered as required, all these goals should allow every life towards ultimate goal of freedom and without accomplishing spiritual freedom, life is not deemed as fulfilled. In fact, this spiritual freedom alone gives the sense of fulfillment at the time of death. Without attaining this spiritual freedom (moksha) the total sense of fulfillment cannot come and a life will always have more desires and associated pains and sufferings that arise out of such unfulfilled desires at the end of life. Therefore, at best the first three categories of material accomplishments are considered as ancillary goals while spiritual freedom alone is considered to be the primary goal and ultimate objective of life. The reason for the pursuit of pleasure, security, and values to be not deriving permanent happiness, is primarily because the happiness that they provide does not really reside in them, even if it appears to be so. If this were not the case, the happiness one derives from these categories should remain constant. However, one's experience tells that one's perceived happiness from desires and attachments varies over time. At best, the fulfillment of desires and attachments temporarily relieves the agitation in one’s mind that one feels from lack of it. When we get the object of our desire, we feel happy for a while, until our satisfaction is assailed again by another desire that takes the place of the previously fulfilled desire. This happiness we seem to experience temporarily actually comes from the appeasement of the mind which itself is transient in nature. This is one reason why we find them ultimately unsatisfying. The second, and the most important, reason is that the three fold pursuits of pleasure, security, and values, are only peripheral goals leading to the ultimate goal of freedom (moksha) and for that very reason, inherently unsatisfactory. And the fourth human pursuit postulates freedom from the bondage and limitations of the first three pursuits. The pursuit of pleasure, security, and values creates two types of bondage known as creating stress of staying attached to the possession and strain of keeping that happiness intact especially when the mind wanders into other objects. If one doesn't achieve those desires, one feels empty and lonely. When one does not have them, one craves for them and when one has them, one craves for freedom from them. This is the ultimate predicament of our worldly existence, called Samsara. When one derives the understanding that the first three pursuits are inherently and ultimately not fulfilling, one starts wondering if there is something beyond these finite, limited, and time bound pursuits of pleasure, security, and values. The only reason one can derive to find these pursuits to be ultimately dissatisfying is because, deep down, what one has been really seeking all along is the abiding freedom from all limitations and dependence. In other words, one has been indirectly engaged in the pursuit of moksha, spiritual freedom that is inherent nature of every soul. This is the point where the true quest for limitless being, limitless knowledge, and limitless joy begins. When one raises above this level and get unattached, one begins to truly seek the Bliss (Ananda Maya Kosha) that is permanent. The clarity that the Bliss resides in Self (Subject) comes as opposed to deriving happiness from the objects outside. Mostly many people at one at some stage or during the acute depression realise that all the pleasures are transcient and start craving for Moksha. But hardly one among crores attains Moksha.They become Mumukshus or those who have a longing for moksha. When this desire for liberation itself becomes deep rooted,this becomes a great impediment to attain moksha, because any obsession whether it is for good or bad is an interference. Even if one realises at the earlier part of his life itself that all the desires are temporary, attainment of liberation is not that easy. One cannot reach the peak at one stroke.He has to climb slowly steadily, meet all obstacles and slowly becomes entitled to the final Moksha. This is not a double promotion superceding a step. For an ideal responsible life in this world, Dharma, artha and Kama are the essentials and unless you pass through these stages, you can never become eligible for moksha, even if one takes the life of a Sanyasi. He has got certain Dharmas, certain duties for which he needs artha. He has also to fulfill certain desires, though it may not be sensuous pleasures. Many gurus advise that you need not specifically work towards Moksha. If you perform the other 3 roles perfectly,you need not crave for Moksha, and Moksha will reach you. There is another concept that even Moksha is not the final goal of human being ,though it may relieve one from cycle of birth and death. They call it as 'Ultimate Love or Prema or Nitya Leela. As krishna said" karmanyeva Adhikarasthe, Maa Phaleshu Kadaachana.( Your jurisdiction stops with duty. The entitlement of fruit is not your concern) Naturally Moksha also is a reward expected over which we have no control. Better forget all about Moksha, and be satisfied with performing your duty as Dharma demands. Moksha will tap at the door at appropriate hrs. Vathsala Jayaraman Tomorrow : Moksham II


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