Warrier's Collage on Sunday February 5, 2023

Welcome To Warrier's COLLAGE On Sunday February 5, 2023 Yoga for seniors : Standing exercises https://youtu.be/q_nsKip_VLw (Sudha & M G Warrier) Good Morning 🌄 Happy Birthday to all readers having Birthday during the week ending Saturday February 11, 2023. Ayurarogyasaukhyam 🙏 and Best Wishes Today in Collage, we have covered some Yoga Exercises. While simple exercises can be attempted without any expert guidance, before attempting regular yogic postures it's always advisable to try under the guidance and supervision of a trained Yoga Teacher. Nice Day M G Warrier A Messages/Responses 1) Vathsala Jayaraman Shri Babusenan's take on 'Speech' and debating' takes my thoughts to Brihadaaranyaka Upanishad containing the discussion between Yagnavakya and Maitreyi. आत्मा वा अरे द्रष्टव्यः श्रोतव्यो मन्तव्यो निदिध्यासितव्यः' – ‘Ãtmã vã are drashtavyaha shrotavyo mantavyo nididhyãsitavyaha’ (Bruhadãranyaka Upanishad: 2/4/5). Meaning, one must endeavour to realize that Paramãtmã; and in order to do that, ‘one must listen to his glory, his divine actions and incidents, his divine attributes, his divine powers, etc.’ (Babusenan responded : One writes something and that something kindles better thoughts in another. How nice! Certainly madam would have noticed : In Upanishadic India there were many shining stars like Gargies and Maitreyies but, in the 19th Century Cambridge, it took many years more to recognize the intellectual calibre of women! Regards Babusenan) Continued at H 2) R Jayakumar Dear Warrier Your question 'Are you telling me I am ripe?'* is a puzzle to me. You are ripe in many things. In your knowledge on financial matters, in your skill of writing, in your witty responses, in your health consciousness, in your care for friends and ofcourse the list is unending. What I meant by comparing your age with Mahatma is that you look much younger for your age of 78. That is, for me, Gandhiji looks 88 for his age of 78 and you look 68 for your age of same 78. And you are as busy in your dedication to work at 78 as Gandhiji was! Regards R Jayakumar M G Warrier says : *I wanted to delete it. Forgot. Sorry. Just forget. If someone else notices and responds, I'll handle appropriately. Regards 🙏 M G Warrier Some more readers noticed. I have responded to them personally -Warrier B Standing Yoga Exercises https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/7-yoga-poses-to-do-in-the-morning https://www.keralatourism.org/yoga/video-gallery C Current Affairs Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs)* The Reserve Bank on January 2, 2023 released the list of Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs). State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, and HDFC Bank continue to be identified as D-SIBs, under the same bucketing structure as in the 2021 list of D-SIBs. The additional Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) requirement for D-SIBs was phased-in from April 1, 2016 and became fully effective from April 1, 2019. The additional CET1 requirement as a percentage of Risk Weighted Assets (RWAs) for State Bank of India is 0.60 per cent while for ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, the RWA is 0.20 per cent each. https://m.rbi.org.in//scripts/FS_PressRelease.aspx?prid=54979&fn=2 *Source : Monetary & Credit Information Review, RBI : Link shared by J Santhanakrishnan D Sunday Collage Satsang Panchapagesan's Column KITH & KIN ARE SPECIAL GIFTS OF GOD We only realise that brothers & sisters are the most precious gifts left behind by our parents when we are old. When we were small, brothers & sisters were our closest playmates. Everyday, we were chasing & frolicking noisily, & spending a good childhood time together. When grown up, we started our own families, leading our own separate lives & usually rarely meet. Our parents were the only link which connected us all. Waiting till we slowly turn old, our parents having left us already & the number of relatives around us becoming less & less, only then do we gradually realise the value of affection. I recently saw a video on the internet, in which a 101 year old elder brother went all the way to visit his faraway 96 year old younger sister. After a brief reunion when the two were about to separate, the younger sister chased after the car & passed 200 yuan to her brother, asking him to buy something nice to eat. Before she could finish uttering her words, both of them were bursting in tears. There were netizens who commented that it's really very fortunate to still have brothers & sisters at such an old age. Yes, only after we are old do we realise how important it is to have someone related to us by blood, in this world. When you are old & your parents have both gone, your brothers & sisters are the closest people in this world. Friends can go away, children will grow up but except for your partner by your side, there are only your brothers & sisters who can keep you company enough to finish the later half of your life. It is a type of great happiness for brothers & sisters to still be able to gather together when we are old. With them by our side in company, we will not lack warmth. With them by our side in company, we will not be afraid of any difficulties. Reaching old age, please be kind to your brothers & sisters. No matter what may have been unpleasant in the past, brothers & sisters should be more tolerant & forgiving to each other. There's no knot which cannot be untied between brothers & sisters. No shield which cannot be removed. Brothers & sisters should never go over old accounts nor hold old grudges. With a bit more mutual dependence & mutual cherishing, relationship will get better & better bcos they are the most precious gifts our parents have left behind in this world. Blessings and love ❤️❤️❤️ V T Panchapagesan Bonus : I Psychology Today Come closer! https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/heal-the-mind-to-heal-the-body/202301/how-to-push-your-hidden-buttons-for-happiness The key to finding your hidden happy buttons is to use the "categorical perception power" of the brain. Research shows that, depending on which category you place a particular picture or situation in, the feeling triggered will be different. Sharing your problem with your partner and brainstorming together to switch your categorical perception will make you and your partner closer. II Dr Charan Singh https://twitter.com/CharanSingh60/status/1619453364995227649?t=EWVIP__E0CBXFX1OwtgONQ&s=08 Unity in Diversity - 511 अंधे एहि न आखीअनि जिन मुखि लोइण नाहि अंधे सेई नानका खसमहु घुथे जाहि Do not call them blind who have no eyes on their face They alone are blind who wander/stray away from their Master Guru Angad, Ramkali, 954, SGGS E Vathsala Jayaraman's Column Music Therapy* Whenever we read something about music therapy,many doubts arise in our mind.If all the diseases can be cured by music therapy there may not be any necessity of so many doctors.Though we have heard about so many miracles relating to music,the healing powers of music have come to the surface only after 1960. Generally it is said that music therapy helps patients to fight depression, anxiety,and stress connected either with family problems or severe disorders. How does music therapy work? If we try to understand the scientific facts ,it may be explained as under: The entire universe is musical and so is the case with every existence. In simple words,music can be defined as' sounds and pitches organised in time( rhythm) to create a particular chosen artistic pattern'. Music is a pattern composed of rhythmic vibrations. Human body is made up of many energy components.Each organ has a symphony of sound, energy and frequency. Every organ should resonate at its own natural frequency which determines its health.If a particular organ does not resonate or vibrate with its natural frequency,it denotes that the organ is not at ease or affected by dis ease. Musical therapy consists in providing external vibrations suited to the organ and restore the natural frequency. One neednot be musically talented or need not have even any inclination to music to be benefitted by music therapy.Human brain is very much receptive to repetitive patterns and the main characteristic of music is rhythmic repetitiveness which works wonders. We know that each raga has its own speciality and swara patterns and will produce different vibrations. We can rest assured that music has no side effects.Effective and efficient listening to music through microphones in a relaxed manner at least for 15 mts daily makes the vibrations get repeatedly enter into our nervous system,improves our physiological and psychological well being and enables our body to respond quickly and positively to the other treatments( medicines and tablets)we are taking. Though Music Therapy cannot be totally relied upon as the sole cure for serious ailments,it should be considered as a supportive remedy for inducing inspiration and vitality and strength of mind that are more essential even than total recovery from the ailment. Vathsala Jayaraman *Magic of music and mantras : https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/magic-of-music-and-mantras F Leisure Gossip* Gossip is idle talk or rumour, especially about the personal or private affairs of others. Who indulges in gossip? There is a general opinion that women are more passionate in this. Men are bigger gossips than women, according to new research. A study has found that men spend an average 76 minutes a day tittle-tattling with their friends or work colleagues, compared to just 52 minutes for women. It is commonly believed that women are the ones who love to spread rumours, and gossip about their friends behind their backs. But men also do not lag behind women in this matter. I wonder if any one person in this world who would not have listened to gossip though he/she might not have been instrumental in originating gossip. Tea time and lunch time is the most favourable time for gossip for working people. For home makers the favouable time is when they go to the bus stop to send or receive the children to school. For older generation meeting at park or even at temple is the time for gossip. The subject matter of gossip could be anything like someone’s personal matter, office matter, or cine stars’ personal matters or any one in the lime light like a politician or even a God’s man! Recently you might have read and watched the mud slinging of God's men on each other. Mostly celebrities and politicians become the subject matter of gossip in magazines and visual Medias. .Sometimes it is done very tactically without mentioning the name of the person by giving some hints. On the whole gossiping seems to be juicy :cheers and people happily pass on good news only if it was about a friend. If it is about a rival they will be happy to share bad news. Researchers say that a little bit of gossip is healthy. It's what keeps the culture going, greasing the social machinery. Please keep in mind that whoever gossips to you will gossip about you also. The only time people dislike is when you gossip about them. பத்ரி Badri *Shared by S R Badrinarayanan G Collage Books* I https://www.amazon.com/stores/M-G-Warrier/author/B079ZC3JKX?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true II https://www.amazon.com/SCRAMBLED-MONOLOGUES-Random-Essays-Journey-ebook/dp/B07H26N2DH?ref_=ast_author_dp *In case you decide to buy any book by any publisher, buy locally only, in India, I'm using online outlets like Amazon.in . My books published by Notion Press Chennai are sold online by publishers also. H Continued from A3 Here, shrotavyaha (श्रोतव्यः) not only deals with listening, but also implies using one’s eyes, nose, etc. to understand Parmãtmã's greatness. Just like we hear his greatness with our ears, we should see him to be pure with our eyes, we should reveal his greatness with our speech, etc. In short, we should engage all of our senses in Paramãtmã’s form. Yet this is not enough for complete realization. This is just the first step. The second step is 'मन्तव्यः' – ‘Mantavyaha’ – ‘Contemplation’. Whatever we have heard about Paramãtmã, wherever and in whatever way we have seen or served him, should all be contemplated on. Even if something has been seen or heard repeatedly, if one does not contemplate on it, it is as if it has not been seen or heard at all. However, if something has been seen or heard once and thereafter contemplated on just once, it remains steadfast as if it has been seen or heard a hundred times over. Then what is to be said of something that is contemplated on repeatedly? Thus, the power of contemplation is not ordinary. Therefore, we should contemplate on whatever first hand experience we have had of Paramãtmã. We then move one step further. 'निदिध्यासितव्यः' – ‘Nididhyãsitavyaha’ Nididhyãsan means to practically imbibe the appropriate thoughts that one has heard or seen and contemplated. If one does shravan, manan, and nididhyãsan in this way, one attains sãkshãtkãr – realization. In this way, Yãgnavalkya has revealed the best way of realizing Paramãtmã. Yãgnavalkya then explains the priceless benefit gained by one who attains realization in this way, 'मैत्रेय्यात्मनो वा अरे दर्शनेन श्रवणेन मत्या विज्ञानेनेदं सर्वं विदितम्‌' – Meaning, O Maitrayi! One who has done shravan, manan, and nididhyãsan on Paramãtmã properly and attained realization has known everything. There is nothing else for him to see, hear, know, or contemplate. Maitrayi felt grateful to her husband for having disclosed these precepts to her. This does not pertain to spiritual realization alone. This applies to all knowledge in life that can be obtained from 'LISTENING ' first. Though we cannot act on just 'listening', the second and third step of 'contemplation' and 'imbibing ' lead to action and success thereafter. If there is a senssible talker and careful listener, action automatically follows ending in victory. Whatever we learn today has its origin in scriptures or some upanishads. Vathsala Jayaraman


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