Warrier's Collage on Wednesday November 23, 2022

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Wednesday November 23, 2022 1) Padmanabhaswami Temple Thiruvananthapuram https://youtu.be/Ish68k5wCd4 2) Thatwamasi : Sarvapriyananda https://youtu.be/BJx98_VoWTI Good Morning 🌄 Yesterday, I was listening to Dr Vivek Modi. Here's the link to the video : https://youtu.be/jskGPWkZYRs Please see my online comments to know why I am sharing Vivek's talk here. At H, select Views picked at random from interactions in groups on Astrology and Astronomy are included. Collage is not following any structured format now. Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages /Responses 1) V T Panchapagesan Shared a thought : We know not which is. True or False But The seven laws of Karma tell us : The Great Law : Whatever we put into the universe will come back to us. The Law of Creation : Life does not happen by itself. We need to make it happen. The Law of Humility : One must accept something in order to change it. The Law of Responsibility : We must take responsibility for what is in our lives. The Law of Change : History repeats itself, until we learn from it and change our path. The Law of Patience and Reward : The most valuable rewards require persistence. The Law of Significance and Inspiration : Rewards are a result of the energy and effort we put into it.. V T Panchapagesan 2) M G Warrier Shared a May 6, 2015 letter to the editor (The Hindu) Many will remember with gratitude Laurie Baker and his contributions to the concept of “budget houses”, but much of it is unknown to the present generation (“ ”, ‘Open Page’, May 5). The question, “Where is India, mother?” and the answer, “Oh somewhere far away, across the seas,” may be all too familiar in several Indian families abroad and the present day ‘hybrid’ Indian youth who only wait to leave India in order to learn about it! On the other hand, here was an icon who chose to discover India. My only regret is that the openness of Laurie Baker who said, “one need not plan a house to last for more than 50 years” made me sceptical about the strength of a Baker construction. Instead, I opted for a traditional, ‘modern’ house*. M.G. Warrier, Thiruvananthapuram *We started staying in the house on July 10, 1977 and carried out a total renovation after 35 years. Such a renovation, perhaps, would not have been possible if I had opted for Baker Model. Bonus : Krishnanattam https://youtu.be/0EuwrRpN7W4 (A Kerala Art form similar to Kathakali) B Current Affairs 1) India's gold stock https://www.niti.gov.in/transforming-india-gold-market Know More : https://www.niti.gov.in/sites/default/files/2019-06/Report_GoldMarket.pdf 2) Collage history Sports https://www.khaleejtimes.com/fifa-world-cup/fifa-world-cup-2022-did-you-know-india-qualified-for-1950-tournament-in-brazil Media Response : M G Warrier November 22, 2022 Credit-deposit ratio as a measure of economic growth* This refers to the report "Credit-deposit ratios of northern, western regions fall in 2022 : RBI" (The Hindu Business Line, November 22). India is one of the first developing countries to recognise the potential of the banking system in playing a proactive role in nation building. GOI with RBI have been consciously building institutions in the financial sector and reaching out to rural areas through a network of branches of banks. By involving state machinery and non-government organisations in credit planning at every level from State to villages since early 1960's, ensuring adequate credit flow to priority sectors and monitoring Credit-deposit ratios India ensured an even spread of economic growth across geographies. It is unfortunate that this aspect of the role played by banks in India's economic growth goes grossly unnoticed while assessing their overall performance. M G Warrier Mumbai *Not published on November 23, 2022. C Collage Mantra Gayatri Mantra as film music in Indonesia* https://aishwaryanand.org/2018/02/14/gayatri-mantra-indonesian-version/ *Could be a repeat. But don't ignore. D Collage Books : Tata's Leadership Experiment Book Review by M G Warrier Limited-time deal: Tata's Leadership Experiment : The Story of the Tata Administrative Service https://amzn.eu/d/7DQsEli M G Warrier 5.0 out of 5 stars Verified Purchase A must read book for administrators and students who want to know more about the growth of Tatas Reviewed in India on 17 November 2022 I'm an admirer of Tatas and to that extent this review can be "biased". In my humble way, I have been promoting the idea of having an "Indian Financial Sector Service"* for public and private sector financial institutions in India including statutory bodies like RBI and NABARD and the Finance Ministries of central and state governments modelled on the lines of TAS. Reading this book gave me an impression that my suggestion was right. The authors of this book have taken pains to share the well researched knowledge about the evolution of Tatas as an institution working as more or less a public trust from which Indian Public Sector has a lot to learn. The role employees can play in management is well articulated. I recommend this book to employers, employees and to the students who aspire to become future managers in public or private sector in India. For further understanding readers may study the evolution of TCS and Air India. Best Wishes to Tatas and congratulations to the authors for bringing out this book at this point of time in India's history. *A one page note on the subject was handed over to Sandip Ghose when he was Executive Assistant to Dr Bimal Jalan. After that I have written about this in the media/magazines and my own published books. On page 17 of my book "Restoring Trust in Governance, I said : "A better option would be to have an All India Financial Sector Service similar to Indian Civil Services or Tata Administrative Service with inter-mobility among finance ministries (Central and states), statutory bodies like RBI, NABARD and other statutory organisations, as also banks and financial institutions in public and private sectors. E Collage Folklore Story Time with Vathsala Jayaraman Panchatantra Panchatantra is one of India's most influential contributions to world literature. The Panchatantra consists of five books of animal fables and magic tales (some 87 stories in all) that were compiled, in their current form, between the third and fifth centuries AD. The German Sanskrit Scholar Johannes Hertel (1872-1955) believed that the original collection was compiled in Kashmir about 200 BC, and that at this time many of the stories were already ancient. The work's self-proclaimed purpose is to educate the sons of royalty. Although the original author's or compiler's name is unknown, an Arabic translation from about 750 AD attributes the Panchatantra to a wise man called Bidpai, which is probably a Sanskrit word meaning "court scholar." The fables of the Panchatantra found their way to Europe through oral folklore channels and by way of Persian and Arabic translations. They substantially influenced medieval writers of fables. APPLICATION OF PANCHATANTRA STORIES IN TODAY'S CONTEXT Long before the advent of motivational gurus, life coaches and agony aunts, India had the tradition of summing up all the words of wisdom in the form literary gems. Be it in the form of puranas, Upanishads, Vedas, the epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata or the Bhagavat Gita or fables. It was like, the adage " you name it, and we have it." We tend to forget the wisdom available in our mother land. Panchatantra is a technical or scientific treatise; thus it is considered a treatise on political science and human values. Panchatantra is written in five sections: Mitra-bheda: The Separation of Friends Mitra-samprapti: The Gaining of Friends Kakolukiyam: War and Peace Labdhaprasam: Loss of Gains Aparikitakaraka: Ill-Considered Action / Rash deeds. Vathsala Jayaraman Know More : https://www.speakingtree.in/article/the-panchatantra-story The Complete Panchatantra Omnibus (67 in 1) https://amzn.eu/d/aQQe0ZB F Leisure A man was shocked to see his beautiful, young, divorced lady neighbour, knocking on his door on a Friday evening.. "I am feeling so lonely that I can't stand it." she said... She continued... "I want to go out, get drunk & want to enjoy my life. Are you free tonight...?" "Yes!" he replied enthusiastically. "Wonderful.", she said "Then please take care of my kids...." Moral : Please read T&C (instructions) carefully before saying yes! All free items come with conditions.. **************************** SOORYA DAILY BULLETIN* കളിയും കാര്യവും 20 TH NOVEMBER 2022 ............................................... *Shared by Sudha Warrier Mumbai Bonus : Why do we laugh?* https://madrascourier.com/insight/why-do-we-laugh/ *Madras Courier G Quotes on Mantras https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/top-5-mantra-quotes-from-scripture-and-masters H Astrology & Astronomy : And Destiny Varying Views 1) C V Subbaraman Whatever happens IS THE DESTINY. Sahadeva is considered as a great astrologer. He was approached by Duryodhana to tell on what day Duryodhana should start the war so that he would win. Sahadeva could not be prevented by Krishna from telling the truth; on learning that if Duryodhana started war on an Amavasya day, he would win, he proclaimed in advance that the war would be started on New Moon Day. But Krishna announced that Amaavaasya fell on the previous day to the actual amaavaasya day. There arose a dispute. Krishna called all the Devaas. Among them were Surya and Chandra. Krishna asked the congregation, "what is Amaavaasya" day? The day on which Sun and Moon will be together: rise and fall together. He then pointed out that in the sadass, both these were there. Others could not dispute this. So it was said that the war was started one day in advance of Amaavaasya in reality and so Duryodhana could not win. This is said to be one among the many tricks played Krishna to help Paandavaas. IS THEN THIS ALSO NOT DESTINY? Is "destiny" scientific or just a belief? Whether there is impact of distant planets and of waves from them on the Earth and earthly beings, one does not know. Astrology believes that there is impact and hence astrology as the subject of study. Many decades back there were reports of experiments being conducted in the erstwhile Soviet Union about the impact of sunspots on the lines on the palms of human beings. Whether the reports were true or fake, I do not know. If true, I also do not know what is the result of the study. The rise and fall of moon have indeed effect on the ocean waves, because of gravitational force. The Moon is said to similarly affect the mind of human beings and persons afflicted with mental illnesses show definte correlation wih waxing and waning phases of the moon. Who knows if there are effects of other planets in the solar system on human beings? We shall not naturally accept a theory or faith unless we have "scientific" proof. This is as it should be too. If there are waves from other planets which affect our life and conduct on Earth, there should be some way of finding them out. Then not only there be some astrological truth, but also ways of preventing ill effects (by avoiding or escaping from such impacts), or what is commonly known as "parihaara". Subbaraman 2) Vathsala Jayaraman's views We have heard of 'GuruPalan' (Good influence of Jupiter) and marriages are likely to materialise when Jupiter is in a favourable zodiac. Even in astrology they say that Jupiter takes 12 years to pass through all zodiacs, one year in each Zodiac or Rasi. But Zodiacs have no connection with the elliptical path of the planets. Scientifically these zodiacs are stated to be many thousands of light years away compared to all the planets which are comparatively nearer. I used to wonder how the planets which are moving around the sun in an elliptical path swerve away and occupy each zodiac for a year.( Each planet has its own period of stay in a zodiac. What will happen to their movement around the Sun ? Is it a simultaneous rotation? How is it technically possible? Astrologers on their part say that Astrology is a science. But we are unable to correlate the two movements ( Astronomy and Astrology) even while analysing it with common sense. I am not talking about predictions or faith in Astrology. It is entirely a different aspect concerning human psychology in essence. We just want to know that the movements assigned to planets as per astrology can be proved scientifically. I happened to read a book comparing Astronomy and Astrology in Tamil by one Shri Subramanya Sarma. Unfortunately the book was damaged in Chennai floods. I am giving in brief the explanation given by the author. Whenever we look at clouds sometimes we see images. We think there is a dog or a face or a tree or elephant. Our brain likes to conjure patterns. When our ancestors looked up at the millions of stars in the night sky they began connecting some stars with imaginary lines to create a picture or figure. These group of stars that formed the pictures are called constellations. The pictures are all imaginary. Constellations were very useful for our ancient travellers and before calendars were created farmers did not know when to sow and when to harvest. They depended entirely on the constellations. Constellations also were good reference points for astronomers. A number of mythological stories and personal experiences also were centered on these constellations. As more stars were being discovered and more constellations were being introduced, in 1922 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) decided to create an official set. Most of the original constellations (Ptolemy and other earlier European astronomers) were retained and some new ones were introduced. From earth's perspective, stars in a constellation appear to be close to each other because we lose the sense of depth and it appears to be two dimensional. Of the 88 constellations, thirteen constellations move along the ecliptic path of the Earth. Actually that moves and it appears that the sun and stars are moving. Of these thirteen, astrologers use twelve (omitting Ophiuchus) to make predictions. Astrology is not a science. In ancient times Astronomy and Astrology were sister sciences, developing side by side, at one point Astrology was more important. Astrology ceases to be a science in modern times as it has been proved that the future predictions and personality analysis based on star/planetary position have no scientific validation. The planets always keep to their elliptical path. They do not swerve away from their orbits. There is no question of Guru or Shani moving from one Rasi to the other. The term“occupying” a zodiac/constellation is really a misnomer (if that is the right word). It is actually an illusion that Jupiter is occupying a zodiac. Jupiter is relatively closer to us than the stars. As Jupiter orbits the sun, we, from Earth, see the different constellations along with it though they are in the background. The two-dimension effect makes it appear as if Jupiter occupies that particular constellation (zodiac in astrology) Period of stay is determined by the fact that Jupiter’s “path” or orbit is far away from the Sun and it takes 12 years for to complete one orbit. Therefore it appears to us as if Jupiter stays in one constellation, which is one year. Similarly Saturn, which is farther away from the Sun, takes 29 years to orbit around the sun, taking about 2.4 years to move from one constellation zone to the next. The mathematical calculations in astrology, whether it is science or not, are simply captivating , especially the calculation of timings, sub division, sub-sub division etc.The prediction part, which is of significance to common man is a slip-shod one. We have definitely come to a conclusion that the prediction part is not essentially based on science but on what is known as 'Anumaana Sastra', the theory of Probability. I am eagerly expecting some text book from authors who affirm that astrology is 100% Science and that the mistakes lie with astrologers with limited knowledge and not on astrology itself. As on date it is an unrealisable imagination. Even great astrologers of the past were talking about movement of the planets around various zodiacs. It may be due to the assumption of a geocentric and later heliocentric universe. Early civilizations thought that the Earth was the center of the entire Universe, up until the 16th century. Later Copernicus formulated the model that it was the sun that was the center of the Universe. (Though this theory was proposed in the 3rd Century by Aristarchus). It was in 1923 that Edwin Hubble proved that there were multiple galaxies. That changed the way we looked at the skies. Now they say there is not just Universe but "multiverses" or parallel universes. The documentation of the timings and celestial occurrences would be correct because nature never failed to deliver. That's why the facts always remain the same. The precision in which nature behaves (be it on Earth or out in space) is mind numbing and is a source of constant awe and marvel! Astrologers have interpreted these facts differently to justify their beliefs. Predictions and analyses on any individual or his/her life based on planetary positions have not been proven scientifically. Our Earth is so tiny in the grand scheme of things and you and I are insignificant. No star or planet is going to focus on a single person and change his/her destiny. Better be relaxed, whichever zodiac Guru is stated to occupy. It can never change the destiny. Think of good things and accept whatever happens as good. Vathsala Jayaraman


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