Warrier's Collage on Sunday September 4, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday September 4, 2022 Prayer 🙏 : https://youtu.be/DauyiPHJGYg PM dedicates to the world, Amrita Hospital Faridabad Haryana https://youtu.be/yoMnXfh9AFo Good Morning 🌄 Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday September 10, 2022. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes for all. Nice Day M G Warrier Thought* of the day : 🌻Ships don't sink because of the water around them. They sink because of the water entering in them. Don't let what's happening around you get inside you and weigh you down. Good Morning.🌻 *Shared by V Rangarajan A Messages/Responses 1) Kiran Warrier Mumbai Shared a link : This is India's Century https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/its-not-indias-decade-its-indias-century-says-mckinseys-bob-sternfels/articleshow/93937057.cms?from=mdr 2) Babusenan's Column : Letter writing There has arisen a school of thought that the senior pensioners of RBI, who like to put two words together, may do well to stop thinking always about 'Kukkudastana' which, in other words, is 'pension revision.' (However much a chick may wish, the mother cannot grow a teat) There are so many interesting topics to write about. For example, there is the lovely art of letter writing. Continued at H 1 3) E Madhavan Thrissur Shared a link : Mysterious well : Clues to a Kingdom https://frontline.thehindu.com/arts-and-culture/heritage/clues-to-a-kingdom/article65780242.ece The only material evidence to prove the existence of Perumpadappu Swaroopam and the early Kerala history surrounding it is a well discovered in Perumpadappu in 2005. It is said to be the only surviving relic of the Swaroopam's ancestral house. The State's Archaeology Department recently completed its excavation and restoration in what was one of its most challenging tasks so far. Local people called it the ‘Valiya Kinar’ (big well). It was a part of everyday life in the village before every house had piped water. Old-timers claim to have drunk water from the well at least once and are still awestruck by its enormous mouth—with a diameter of 8.5 metres and no wall surrounding it. B Sunday Collage Poetry International Beard Day : Franklin Misquith This is utterly funny, We have a day like this, Well, when we sport a full beard, Many men may feel, a state of bliss, A few like a serpent hiss, But I wonder whether their spouses, Would like them to kiss. When men sport a full beard, They may feel very manly, It does not matter, So long as they care lovingly for their family. In ancient times, Man had no shaving blades, Many would have looked, As though they were from Hades. It does not matter, for as things stand today, Men shave their chins twice in a day, As many women like the cleaned shaved look, Or they would like to dangle, Their men from the ceiling by a fishing hook, As they place good food on the table which they cook, So let us all men play by the book. C Current Affairs 1) India fast forward... https://www.indiatoday.in/business/story/india-overtakes-uk-to-become-5th-largest-economy-in-the-world-1995870-2022-09-02 The latest update has pushed the UK to the sixth position as it had been ranked during the 2019 financial year, as per the report. As per Bloomberg's study, the size of the economy of the country in 'nominal' cash terms in the quarter through March was USD 854.7 million, while the UK stood at USD 816 million. Reports suggest the mark was on an adjusted basis and on the basis of using the dollar exchange rate on the rate during the last day of the relevant quarter. The update came two days after the government shared the GDP data for the first quarter. As per reports, the Indian economy is growing at 13.5 per cent year-on-year. While this number was less than what the RBI had estimated, the rate is said to be the highest amongst developing countries. India is projected to grow at around 7 per cent this fiscal year. 2) Market Musings https://m.economictimes.com/markets/expert-view/etmarkets-smart-talk-we-see-sensex-touching-65000-by-december-2022-sunil-damania/articleshow/93929829.cms? D Collage Philosophy 1) V T Panchapagesan SUNDAY COLLAGE : Brihadaranyakopanishad THE THREE PRINCIPAL VIRTUES VEDAs TELL US are really amazing as they are universally applicable to all without barriers. This Upanishad is one of the oldest Upanishads and often referred to as the greatest both in Substance, Length, and Theme. It is estimated that it was compiled 2700 years ago from much older, now lost, material. It means “ Upanishad of the great forests" and it centers around fundamentally of the Atman, Soul, or Self. We see the written conceptualization of Karma and Non-duality and other foundations for Hinduism. The work consists of Six chapters dealing with such comprehensive themes as the Vedic theories of the Creation of the universe to metaphysical, spiritual and psychological matters. Da….Da….Da…… Devas, Asuras and Men ——-all the descendants of Prajapati——lived with him for a time as students. Then Prajapati uttered one Syllable asking them whether they had understood. Everyone said that they had understood and voiced differently. Da means Datta which means Be Charitable, said men. Da means Dayadhwam which means Be compassionate, said Asuras. Da means Damayata, which means Be Self-controlled, said Devas. The storm cloud thundered Da, Da, Da …Be charitable, Be compassionate, Be self -controlled…. Shantih, Shantih, Shantih. This is the basic quintessence of Hinduism with three Gunas. In today's world they are Physical, Mental and Intellectual in Action, Service, Sincerity and Knowledge all three combined makes Personality worth living. V T Panchapagesan 2) Vathsala Jayaraman adds to Panchapagesan's take on Brihadaranyakopanishad Panchapagesan' s take on DA DA Da and different perceptions By Devas, Asuras and human beings is very much delightful to read. The Shanti Pada here is the same as the one in Eshavasya Upanishad : ओं पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते। पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते I The main topic of Aranyaka is related to Sanyasa Ashram and the contents of this Upanishad are related to Aranyaka. The combination of Aranyaka and Upanishad makes it comprehensive and it is the biggest ('Brihad') among Upanishads. Hence the name Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Continued at H 2 3) Panchapagesan concludes : I was only analyzing it how it is relevant today. T.S.Eliot's Wasteland in his closing part, he says : "Ganga was sunken and the limp leaves Waited for rain, while the black clouds Gathered far distant, over Himavant, The jungle crounched, humped in silence." When people of origin were unable to speak, just humans living only, the creator taught them through sound Da which they understood differently beginning theory of evolution, starting from Pralayam. We glorify all the ten avatars without bringing out its essence that it is only evolution theory of fully Grown up , RaMa as we call, and not as God Incarnation Mariyadha Purusha in human form, action performed with selfish desires through Sareeram and Manas and with gradual development of Buddhi or Intellect, humans developed knowledge. With varying interpretation,in due course. V T Panchapagesan 4) Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1565794486550089728?s=20&t=Cfhu8ga8yICXanSA_9AbXA Unity in Diversity - 363 प्रेम की जेवरी बाधिओ तेरो जन कहि रविदास छूटिबो कवन गुन Your humble devotee is tied with rope of your love What benefit of escaping from it? Bhagat Ravidas, Raag Asa, 487, SGGS E Collage Nostalgia Post Card Musings : Vathsala Jayaraman Delighted to read the multiple experiences relating to posts. I have preserved almost all the post cards written by my father in beautiful English. His handwriting is so impressive. My uncle was looking for alliance for his daughter. A post card was received from the boy's side. "Raghu staying in the 7th house of your daughter's birth place is very harmful and is likely to be enmical. Chandran in the 11 th place also is not favourable for marriage. We are sorry to drop the alliance". My uncle was not much educated. He thought ill of Raghavan and Ramachandran living nearby. In the evening my father explained that the other party was talking about 'RAHU' and moon. A post card came from my cousin residing 20 miles away containing the message "Kuzhanthai paththu naalukku mun ammai pottu IRANTHATHU.". It was a death news. Immediately my mother and uncle went there for condolence. The child was happily playing on the foyer. My cousin was surprised to see them. The culprit was the spelling mistake. She had written 'Iranthathu' for 'irunthathu'. She was advised to be more careful. Sometimes wrong address brings more benefits. My brother received a bunch of horoscopes by mistake. Luckily he was able to seek a good hand and settle his daughter's marriage. Post Card informations spread faster than air, having both good and bad impact. Now we have to train ourselves in shorthand terminologies before reading a message. Vathsala Jayaraman F Leisure I Donkey Tale* Shared by V R Chittanandam Patricks bought a donkey from a farmer for £100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. In the morning he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey's died.' Patricks replied, 'Well, just give me my money back then.' The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I've already spent it.' Patricks said, 'OK then, just bring me the dead donkey.' The farmer asked, 'What are you going to do with him?' Patricks said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.' The farmer said, 'You can't raffle a dead donkey!' Patricks said, 'Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.' A month later, the farmer met up with Patricks and asked, 'What happened with that dead donkey?' Patricks said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at £2 each and made a profit of £898' The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?' Patricks said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his £2 back.' Patricks now works for Morgan Stanley, the American Multinational Investment and Financial Services Company. (Read somewhere in the Net) Shared by Chittanandam *Panampilli Govinda Govinda Menon was central minister. The allegations about "Andhra Rice Scandal" were raging in the media. He was addressing a large public meeting in his hometown in Kerala. In the middle of the speach a lone shouting from the front rows referring to the amount involved in the corruption allegation against him was heard. Menon stopped his speech. Pointing to the corner from where the shouting was heard, Menon shouted : "The complainant can please come to the dais" A young man got and accepted the invitation. Menon took out his purse from his pocket and heading over some coins to the person, said : "The allegations are yet to be proved. Meanwhile, going by the amount this gentleman mentioned, I think his share will be less than 2 Annas. I have given him 1 and 3/4 Annas. Anyone else wants money back, approach me after the speech and now, allow me to complete my speech!" (Factual errors possible as I am writing from my memory -Warrier) II Collage Poem : M G Warrier Introducing my life partner!* M G Warrier Quiz? You can accept this as a quiz No prizes waiting, though... I'm sharing the clue first... Breath easy..."You are sharing my partner" Now that you have guessed the answer... Perhaps correctly, Let me proceed... The Goodfellow has been with me, as my partner! Since the moment I breathed fresh air... Like a shadow in light... As a fear in darkness... I get frightened, When the shadow is longer I'm not happy, When the shadow curls down, Underneath my feet! Mid-day disappearance, I know for sure, is deceptive! The fellow appeared in disguise : Frightening in different ways Once as a tree, Falling on me! Sometimes as virus, Or a flood or accident, When I get up and smile, The fellow disappears. But joins me surreptitiously! I have friends who can be trusted, They keep me reminding, Where the fellow is hiding! Someone said, What can't be cured, Has to be endured! Another one added, "We are all in the same boat!" Yet another laughed to add, May be, may not be, "In my boarding pass, Date and time left blank!" Someone consoles : "Once Boarding Pass is issued, The fellow will come to take you " Total silence! Tranquility of the graveyard!! I looked at mirror close by! OMG! Where's my face? I heard the fellow's footsteps... Getting feebler and feebler... ****. **** **** *Rejected by Times Writer's Blog!... Resubmitted G Quotes on holidays https://www.shutterfly.com/ideas/50-vacation-quotes-for-anyone-in-need-of-a-break/ Like : “In the end, kids won't remember that fancy toy or game you bought them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” – Kevin Heath Kevin Francis Xavier Heath* (born 24 March 1950) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Hawthorne and Carlton in the VFL during the 1970s. Kevin was also the only AFL Player to be a Cleo Centrefold in May 1978. *Hope this is the same Heath 😂 H 1) Continued from A In the late 70s, a friend of mine wanted to convey the glad news to his co-brother in the distant Manchester that his wife gave birth to a baby boy. To do that he had to spent the whole day in front of the telephone waiting for the trunk call to materialise! Think about writing a letter. In those days , one could not do anything better. Gifted people would change every situation into a work of art. That happened in the case of letter writing too. In the 19 th century Europe or even in earlier centuries too, letter writing was as highly regarded as the art of conversation. Who has not heard about the famous love letters that Napoleon wrote to his sweet heart Josephine! Can anyone believe that many of these letters were written sitting on horse back in battle fields? Lady Violette Ottoline Anne Morrell, the spouse of a Labour MP, was a famous social hostess of London during the early part of the last century. She was very influential and her frequent visitors included such eminent persons as E M Forster, Lytton Strachey, Aldous Huxley, T S Eliot and the celebrated economist John Meynard Keynes. The young Bertrand Russell was her particular friend. From the very day in March1911, when their intimacy began, until her death in 1938, Russell wrote letters to her-1775 letters in all! I happened to read some of them, as part of my data collection for writing Russell's biography, as they appeared in book form later. Although generally classified as love letters, they mostly deal with profound topics displaying the beauty of the English language. Let us leave these Europeans and come to our own land. In a way, we must be grateful to the British imperialists for putting Pandit Nehru behind the bars. Had they not done so, we would have missed his famous letters to his daughter written from the prison. Think of the 'Glimpses of World History', grand both in content and style. It is in the form of letters written to his daughter. It remains as one of the tragic oddities in life that, such a daughter brought up in such a broad vision of human history, should have become instrumental in imposing Emergency! One of the chapters of the 'Glimpses' starts in a moving manner thus : "Priyadarsini, dear to the sight, dearer still, when sight is denied." 2) Continued from D2 While going through the Upanishad we observe that there are other important features too in the Upanishad. An important discussion as to how Ajatha Shatru won the the boastful Gargya.. Yagnavalkya was prepared to give all his wealth to his two wives, Maithreyi and Kathyayani. However, Maithreyi was not interested in the material wealth and she asked him : “If all these wealth and land are given to me, can it help me in attaining Amritatva”? When he responded that it was not possible, she said she was not interested in such wealth and instead requested him to teach her Athma-Vidya. Another important part is about Akshara about which sage Ramana has spoken a lot in later years. Gargi wanted to test Yagnavalkya and enquires" which one is the warp and woof of the un-manifested sky." Yajnavalkya replies to this in a different way: “The one you asked about is said to be ‘Akshara’ (imperishable) by the Brahma-Jnanis”. He then continues to explain ‘what it is not’ (नेति, नेति – not this, not this) rather than trying to explain ‘what it is’, because it is not possible to define or explain about the ‘One’ that is ‘Akshara’ “Not big, not subtle, not short, not long, not red, not oily, not shadow, not dark, not airy, not sky, not attached, not having essence or smell or vision or other qualities that Indriyas can perceive, and it doesn’t eat anything, and it is not eaten by anything”. Yajnavalkya thus explains that it is not one like the others that can be named or defined. “Under the rule of that ‘Akshara’ (imperishable one), " the sun and moon, the heaven and earth are held in their positions; moments, muhurtha, days, nights, fortnights, months, seasons and years are held in their places under his rule; some rivers flow eastward from the white mountains, some others westward, and still others in their own path . He concluded by stating that it is this ‘Akshara’ that remains as the warp and woof of the un-manifested sky. Gargi finally accepts defeat and withdraws by telling others that there cannot be a greater ‘Brahmishta’ than Yajnavalkya. Other top[ics discussed relate to Omkara ,Gayatri Upasana etc Vathsala Jayaraman


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