One of the famous songs by the great nationalist poet Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar runs as:
(1) எத்தனை கோடி இன்பம் வைத்தாய் –எங்கள்
இறைவா! இறைவா! இறைவா!
(2) சித்தினை அசித்துடன் இணைத்தாய் – அங்கு
சேரும்ஐம் பூதத்து வியனுல கமைத்தாய்.
அத்தனை யுலகமும் வர்ணக் களஞ்சிய
மாகப் பலபல நல் லழகுகள் சமைத்தாய்.
(3) முக்தியென் றொருநிலை சமைத்தாய் –அங்கு
முழுதினையு முணரும் உணர்வமைத்தாய்
பக்தியென் றொரு நிலை வகுத்தாய் யெங்கள்
பரமா ! பரமா ! பரமா
Eththanai kodi inbam vaiththaay – enggaL
Iraivaa! Iraivaa! Iraivaa!
Chiththinai achiththudan iNaiththaay – anggu
Saerum aim boodhaththu viyanula gamaiththaay.
Aththanai ulagamum varNak kaLanjiya
Maagap palpala nal lazagugaL samaiththaay.
Mukthiyend rorunilai samaiththaay – anggu
Muzudhinaiyum uNarum uNarvamaiththaay.
Bhakthiyen droru nilai vaguththaay yengaL
Paramaa ! paramaa ! paramaa!
In English it is this:
1. How many billions are the joys Thou hast
Deigned to create, O Lord, O Lord.
2.Thou hast married the Chith with achith, and there
From the five elements in that union
Thou didst evolve this wondrous universe
All the worlds are thy colorful treasures
And many are the beauties wrought by Thee.
3. Thou didst devise Mukthi and modest it
There possible to comprehend in full
The Infinite that is the Absolute
Thou didst also the path of true devotion
Devise, to attain Thee, O Lord Our Lord!
Among the billions of joys the God has created, one sure is BLOGGING in the bloggosphere!
Yes here is N V Subbaraman, having the ENVIUS THOUGHTS as his blog through https://nvsr.wortdpress.com , is enjoying every bit of his PASSION that is BLOGGING for the last one full year. The Blog was launched on 28th February 2015, exactly a year ago and this is the FOUR HUNDREDTH post- TALE OF A BLOGGER Part VIII- first SEVEN having been published as 50th, 100th, 150th, 200th, 250th, 300th and 350th! First birth anniversary of the baby blog- ENVIUS THOUGHTS.
Within 100% modesty and humility, I do take legitimate pride in my incredible performance of FOUR HUNDRED posts in THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX days with a total VIEW score of THIRTY TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE from ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHT countries of the globe! I fully realize that it is all due to the immense GRACE of THE GODDESS OF LEARNING-SARASWATHY and I bow my head in greatest respect and reverence to HER.
I am immensely grateful to all my VIEWERS, Visitors, followers, and the WORD PRESS, and commenters but for whose support, encouragement and inspiration I might not have enjoyed ‘one of the billions of joys’ referred to by Mahakavi Bharathiyar.
Well, going ahead with this 400th post, in all the earlier SEVEN parts of Tale of a Blogger I have been sharing with my esteemed viewers my experiences as a blogger. In between part VII and VIII I have many pleasant experiences to share.
To be frank and plain, I have not heard of Blogging University till 8th February when I received the following welcome call!
“Welcome to Blogging 101!
You should have already received an email letting you know that you’ve been added to the private course site, The Commons (or, for those of you who don’t blog on wordpress.com, giving you access instructions). Feel free to pop in and introduce yourself to your co-bloggers.”
What an interesting Blogging University! As a participant in the BLOGGING 101, daily there will be an assignment Monday through Friday. I meticulously carried out all the assignments. Kindly visit the archives and go through my completed assignments.
It was indeed a wonderful experience for the last three weeks with 15 assignments-Monday to Friday for three weeks- week end interesting extra thoughts on the subject of Blogging. I do feel that at 75, I have grown taller- taller in my passion!
“WORD PRESS” is one platform where the Bloggers are provided (flooded?!) with tons of data-rejuvenating, refreshing and inspiring!
Many a time I find it incomprehensible at the psychology of esteemed viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS. Most of the special days observed in the world will find a place in the blog with a special poem highlighting the day. One such caught the eyes and ears of the viewers was:
“National Cancer Survivors’ Day “posted on 7/6/2015.
And this post was seen by overwhelming visitors. To be precise, out of the total 32251 views on 400 posts so far, 8764 were of this post. Kindly see this post and you will also admit that this is a sort of PRAYER; it would appear that there are so many in the world suffering/suffered with cancer and they make it a point to read this post every day. On 19/1/2016 A CANCER PATENT’S PRAYER was posted and till a few days ago it was not viewed very seriously as is seen by the no. of views just 468.
But throughout the past ten days majority of the day’s views are this prayer totaling 574 as of now in just 41 days.! I am overwhelmed by this view of my esteemed visitors to “ENVIUS THOUGHTS”. I also join my respected visitors to this Blog and pray for the cure and welfare of those who suffered/ suffering with Cancer.
During the period covering the last 50 posts, I had the pleasure of sharing with you the conferment of a title “MOZHIYAAKKA CHEMMAL”(EXPERT TRANSLATOR) on me in appreciation of my number of translated works including Rabindranath Tagore’s GITANJALI from English to Tamil, Bharathiyar’s songs and ThirukkuraL from Tamil to English and so on.
N V Subbaraman receiving the Award in November 2015
As the days go bye and the first anniversary of ENVIUS THOUGHTS has dawned today, I see a perceptible change in my approach, attitude, perceptions on the whole gamut of life- new friends through this wonderful land of Blogging- unseen, unknown , unspoken to- yet having the same outlook which we share through the platform of WORD PRESS and in particular of late, through the COMMONS of Blogging University. But then, I am afraid, whether I am gradually becoming an addict! Yes; at least every 10th or 15th minute I am tempted to look at the NUMBER of VIEWS for the day and record it every two hours and compare them to those at the corresponding time of the previous day/days! When the current number falls behind, a sort of anxiety sets in and of course I am trying not to be influenced very much with such fleeting figures keeping in mind the words of wisdom enunciated in the great BHAGWAT GITA “Action is thy duty, fruit is not thy concern”!
Thus goes the “TALE OF A BLOGGER”. I do hope and pray that my next “Tale” part 9 will come on time at the 450th post. Thanks in millions, friends. We shall again meet through my next post 401; till then good bye!
N V Subbaraman blogger of ENVIUS THOUGHTS addressing a gathering.