by NV Subbaraman -“NVSR’s ENVIUS THOUGHTS “for greater catholicity and nobility.
Retired as Deputy Zonal Manager in the premier Indian Public Sector organization -Life Insurance Corporation of India, I am a bilingual poet in English and Tamil and I have more than 30 books to my credit. Winner of a few awards, I am the Editor of YOUNG POET and IMPACT-a management E journal. Now since an year I have a blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com which has a view score of more than 30000.
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Beautiful is thy wristlet, decked with stars and cunningly wrought in myriad-colored jewels. But more beautiful to me thy sword with the curve of lightning like the outspread wings of the divine bird of Vishnu, perfectly poised in the angry red light of the sunset.
It quivers like the one last response of life in ecstacy of pain at the final stroke of death; it shines like the pure flame of being burning up earthly sense with one fierce flash.
Beautiful is thy wristlet, decked with starry gems; but thy sword, O lord of thunder, is wrought with uttermost beauty, terrible to behold or to think of.
I thought I should ask of thee – but I dared not – the rose wreath thou hadst on thy neck. Thus I waited for the morning, when thou didst depart, to find a few fragments on the bed. And like a begger I searched in the dawn only for a stray petal or two.
Ah me, what is it I find? What token left of thy love? It is no flower, no spices, no vase of perfumed water. It is thy mighty sword, flashing as a flame, heavy as a bolt of thunder. The young light of morning comes through the window and spread itself upon thy bed. The morning bird twitters and asks, “woman, what hast thou got?” No, it is no flower, nor spices, no vase of perfumed water – it is thy dreadful sword.
I sit and muse in wonder, what gift is this of thine. I can find no place where to hide, it. I am ashamed to wear it, frail as I am, and it hurts me when I press it to my bosom. Yet shall I bear in my heart this honor of the burden of pain, this gift of thine.
From now there shall be no fear left for me in this world, and thou shall be victorious in all my strife. Thou hast left death for my companion and I shall crown him with my life. Thy sword is with me to cut asunder my bonds and there shall be no fear left for me in the world.
From now I leave all pretty decorations. Lord of my heart, no more shall there be for me waiting and weeping in corners, no more coyness and sweetness of demeanour. Thou hast given me thy sword for adornment. No more doll’s decorations for me!
கீதாஞ்சலியின் 52ஆவது பாடல்
இனி காத்திருப்பதுவும் அழுதலும் இல்லை!
உன்னிடம் கேட்க நினைத்தேன்
உனது கழுத்தில் இருக்கும்
ரோஜா மாலையைப் பற்றி!-
ஆனால் தைரியம் இல்லை!
காலை வரை காத்திருந்தேன்
நீ புறப்பட்டுச் செல்லும் வரை.
நறு மணம் கண்டேன்!
தேடினேன் ஒரு பிச்சைக்காரனைப் போல
கிடைத்ததோ ஒரு சில இதழ்கள் மட்டுமே!
ஓ எதை நான் காண்கிறேன்?
உனது அன்பின் அடையாளமாக எது?
மலர் இல்லை, மணம் இல்லை
நறுமணம் மிகுந்த பன்னீர்ச் சொம்பு இல்லை !
உனது வலிமையான வாள்
சாளரத்தின் ஊடே நுழைந்து
உன் படுக்கயின் மேல் அமர்கிறது!
காலைப் பறவை கிசுகிசுக்கிறது
”பெண்ணே, உனக்கு என்ன கிடைத்தது?
”இல்லை- மலர் இல்லை, மணம் இல்லை
நறுமணம் மிகுந்த பன்னீர்ச் சொம்பு இல்லை !
அது ஒரு பயங்கரமான வாள்.
நான் உட்காருகிறேன்; உட்கார்ந்து
இது என்ன உன் பரிசு என்று.
அதை ஒளித்து வைக்க இடமில்லை.
இளைத்த உடலைக் கொண்ட நான்
அதை என் நெஞ்சில்
அணைத்துக் கொள்ள முயன்றால்.
வலிக்கிறது; எனவே அணிவதற்கு
அதை என் இதயத்தில் வைத்துக் காப்பேன்;
இது உனது பரிசல்லவா?
என் இதயத்தின் வலிச் சுமையை
இனி இந்த உலகில்
எனக்கு எவ்வித அச்சமும் இருக்காது!
இனிவரும் பூசல்களில் எல்லாம்
மரணத்தை எனது நண்பனாக்கினாய்
அவனுக்கு எனது வாழ்வை
உனது வாள் எனது பந்தங்களை
எல்லாம் நறுக்கி எரியும்!
இனி இந்த உலகில்
எனக்கு எவ்வித அச்சமும் இருக்காது!
இதய தெய்வமே! இனி எல்லா
கண்ணீர் விடுவதோ கிடையாது!
நாணமோ, இனிமையோ இனி எனது
என் அழகிற்கு உன்
எனக்கு இனி இல்லை!
இறைவன் அன்பிற்கும், அருளிற்கும் எல்லை இல்லை. அது நருமணம் மிகுந்த மலராகவும் இருக்கலாம்; வேதனை தெரும் வலியாகவும் இருக்கலாம். உலகை விட்டுச் செல்ல வேண்டிய இறப்பாகவும் இருக்கலாம். எதுவாயினும் அதை மகிழ்வோடு ஏற்றுக் கொள்வதே நமக்கு நல்லது. ஆம் மகிழ்ச்சி, வேதனை, பிறப்பு,இறப்பு, வெற்றி, தோல்வி, நன்மை, தீமை, வாழ்வு, தாழ்வு அனைத்தையும் சீராக ஏற்கும் மனப்பக்குவத்தை வளர்த்துக் கொள்ள வேண்டும். அதன் விளைவு எப்பொழுதும் அமைதியும் ஆனந்தமும்தான்! நாமும் முயன்றுதான் பார்ப்போமே.
The night darkened. Our day’s works had been done. We thought that the last guest had arrived for the night and the doors in the village were all shut. Only some said the king was to come. We laughed and said “No, it cannot be!.” It seems there were knocks at the door and we said it was nothing but the wind. We put out the lamps and lay down to sleep. Only some said, “it is the messenger!” We laughed and said ” No it must be the wind”.
There came a sound in the dead of the night. We sleepily thought it was the distant thunder. The earth shook, the walls rocked, and it troubled us in our sleep. Only some said it was the sound of wheels. We said in a drowsy murmur, “No, it must be the rumblings of clouds.” The night was still dark when the drum sounded. The voice came “wake up! Delay not!” We pressed our hands on our hearts and shuddered with fear. Some said, “Lo, there is the king’s flag!” we stood up on our feet and cried. “There is no time for delay”. The king has come – but where are lights, where are wreaths? Where is the throne to seat him? Oh, shame! Oh, utter shame! Where is the hall, the decorations? Someone has said, “Vain is this cry! Greet him with empty hands; lead him into thy rooms all bare!” Open the doors let the conch shells be sounded! In the depth of the night has come the king of our dark, dreary house. The thunder roars in the sky. The darkness shudders with the lightening. Bring out thy tattered piece of mat and spread it in the court yard. With the storm has come
of a sudden our king of the fearful night.
In Thamizh TAMIL by Dr. N V Subbaraman, this blogger, Chennai, 9840477552 கீதாஞ்சலியின் 51 ஆம் பாடல் அரசன் வந்துவிட்டார்
இரவு கருத்தது! இன்றைய நாள் பணிகள் முடிந்தன! இரவுக்கான கடைசி விருந்தினர் வந்து விட்டனர் கிராமத்தின் கதவுகள் மூடப்பட்டு விட்டன! யாரோ கூறினார்:அரசன் இன்னும் வரவேண்டும் என்று!
நாங்கள் சிரித்தோம்;கூறினோம் “அப்படி இருக்க முடியாது.”. கதவைத் தட்டும் ஒலி கேட்கிறது. நாங்கள் சொன்னோம்: ”அது காற்றின் ஒலி” விளக்கை அணைத்தோம்; உறங்கச் சென்றோம்! ஒரு சிலர் கூறினர்:”அது ஒரு தூதுவர்.
சிரித்தோம், சொன்னோம்: ”இல்லை; அது காற்றுத்தான்”. நள்ளிரவில் ஓர் ஒலி! உறக்கத்தில் நினைத்தோம் துலைவில் ஓர் இடிமுழக்கம் என. நிலம் அதிர்ந்தது சுவர்கள் ஆடின. இது உறக்கத்தில் எங்களை தொந்திரவு செய்தது. சக்கரங்களின் சப்தமென சந்தேகித்தனர் சிலர்! உறக்கத்தில் முணுமுணுத்தோம்: மேகங்களின் உறுமல் என்று! முரசொலி எழுகையில் இரவின் இருட்டு தொடர்ந்தது. உரத்த ஒலி: ”எழுந்திருங்கள், தாமதிக்காதீர்கள்”. நெஞ்சைக் கைகளால் அழுத்திக்கொண்டோம் அச்சத்தினால் நடுக்கம் கொண்டோம்! ஒருவர் சொன்னார்: “அந்தோ, அங்கே அரசனின் கொடி!” எழுந்தோம்; உரக்கச்
சொன்னோம். ”தாமதிக்க நேரம் இல்லை”. அரசன் வந்து விட்டார். ஆனால் விளக்குகள் எங்கே?
மாலைகள் எங்கே அரசருக்கு அளிக்க? இருக்கை எங்கே? ஐயோ வெட்கம்; மோசமான வெட்கம். மன்றம் எங்கே? அலங்காரங்கள் எங்கே? யாரோ சொன்னார்: ”இந்த அழுகை பயனற்றது. வெறுங்கையோடு வரவேற்புக் கொடுங்கள்; வெறுமையாய்க் கிடக்கும் உங்கள் அறைக்கு அழைத்துச் செல்லுங்கள்” என. கதவுகளைத் திறங்கள்; சங்க நாதம் முழங்கட்டும்! நடுநிசியில் வந்திருக்கிறார் இருண்ட துயர் மிகுந்த இந்த இல்லத்தின் அரசன் வந்து விட்டார்! வானத்தில் இடிமுழக்கம்! மின்னலுடன் இருட்டு நடுங்குகிறது. உங்களது கிழிந்த பாயை எடுத்து வாருங்கள்_ அழகு முற்றத்தில் விரித்து வையுங்கள்! திடுமெனப் புயலுடன் அச்சப்படும் அரசன் வந்து விட்டார்!
ஆம் அரசர் வந்துவிட்டார்.அவர்தான் தாகூரின் இறைவன். இறைவனில் இயற்கையையும், இயற்கையில் இறைவனையும் கண்டவரல்லவா இரவீந்திரர்? அந்த இறைவனுக்குப் பூக்களும், மாலைகளும் வேண்டாம். நல்ல மனம், அன்புள்ளம், இறைப்பற்று, இவை போதும். சிம்மாசனம் தேவையில்லை. கிழிந்த பாய் மந்தரையில் இருந்தாலே மகிழ்வோடு அமர்ந்து அருள் புரிபவன் இறைவன். அவன் அருள் பெறுவோம், அமைதியாய் வாழ்வோம்.
Karthigai or Karthikai nakshatra (star)comes every month and such days are marked by special pujas and rituals at all Lord Murugan temples. However, the Karthigai nakshatram of Aadi month receives special interest and is considered highly auspicious, because, the Sun starts its southward journey on Karka Sankranti ie., July 16. This marks the end of uttarayana period and the beginning of dakshinayana punyakalam.
The events of Lord Muruga’s birth is elaborated in the Skanda Purana, where it is said that Lord Shiva created Muruga from his Third eye in the form of six flames. These flames in the form of babies were raised by six celestial nymphs or maidens known as ‘Karthigai Pengal’ at Saravana poikai. Lord Murugan was merged into One from these six children by Goddess Parvathi.
As reward for their selfless service, the divine duo – Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi, blessed the Karthigai Pengal with immortality. Also, worshiping them will be seen as worshiping Lord Murugan himself. Thus, by honouring Karthikai star one is honouring Lord Karthikaya as well.
Special poojas and abhishekams are held at all Lord Murugan temples on the day of Aadi Karthigai. Elaborate functions and special poojas are conducted at Palani, Thiruttani, Swamimalai, Thiruparangundram, Tiruchendur and Palamuthircholai. These six temples, called Aaru padai veedu (ஆறுபடை வீடுகள்) is considered the abode of Lord Murugan. Thousands of devotees visit these temples during Aadi Karthikai. Pilgrims throng the Thiruthani Sri Subramanya Swamy temple and offer Kavadi for Lord Murugan.
Normally Hindus have the practice of worshipping their KULA DHEYVAM- Family Deity- and an ISHTA DHEYVAM- Deity of one’s desire. In that way my ISHTA DHEYVAM is Lord Muruga! I have visited the above SIX Abodes of Muruga- AARU PADAI VEEDUGAL- a number of times a great experience!
Friend in need is a friend indeed – a saying goes Your friends will see you in your prosperity You will see your friend in your adversity Understanding each other is indeed friendship!
Friendship is not mere smile on face Friendship is the smiling heart’s embrace! Friendship hastens help in mishaps Like hands picking up the dress that slips!
Not to laugh is friendship made But to hit when faults exceed!
Friendship Day in India is today-FIRST AUGUST! International Friendship Day is sixth August Let us promote in a manner quite august!
Let us promote friendship with all educated or not
Healthy or not- all to be helped in the times of need!
Good friends are indeed our wealth undiminishing!
11 Qualities Of A Good Friend & Ways To Be An Even Better One
One of the most important and formative types of relationships we will experience in a lifetime is friendship. Friends are people we can share intimacies and experiences with, and we are an important part of each other’s lives. They give us a sense of belonging and security knowing we are loved and cherished by the people we most care for.
The beauty of friendship is that we get to choose our friends, unlike with family. But anyone who’s ever had a negative experience with someone they thought was a friend can probably attest to the fact that it isn’t always easy to spot true friendship. So we spoke with mental health experts Chaute Thompson, LMHC, and Jinnie Cristerna, LCSW, Rh.D., CHt, about what exactly makes someone a good friend and some tips on how to be a good friend ourselves.
What makes a good friend?
Of all the traits a good friend could have, honesty is certainly among the most important. An honest friend is someone who can and will tell us the truth instead of lying to us to keep us happy or placate us. A good friend will tell us the truth even if it’s hard, Cristerna says, because they love us.
A nonjudgmental friend makes us feel confident in and loved for who we are and not someone who instills self-doubt or insecurity in us. Nonjudgmental friends listen to us and do their best to see things from our point of view.
True friends accept us even when our lives move in different directions. True friends understand that our choices are ours and accept those decisions because they know that what’s right for them isn’t necessarily right for others.
Trust lets us feel safe with friends—safe to be vulnerable and to share our plans, our true selves, and our lives. A trustworthy friend keeps our secrets, keeps their promises, and is dependable.
Many longtime friends point to the fact that when they haven’t been in touch for a while and finally reconnect, it is as if no time has passed. In other words, friends shouldn’t require all of our attention all of the time and understand when life gets busy.
Tips for how to be a good friend:
1. Prioritize making time for each other.
Free time is sacred because we don’t have much of it. At the same time, friendships grow through shared experiences and quality time together. The mark of a good friend is someone who makes time for you and makes spending time with you a priority. A good friend will also look for opportunities to maximize the time you have together by seeking fun and unique experiences that strengthen and maintain your bond.
2. Open up and allow each other to be vulnerable.
A good friend is someone genuine, someone with whom you can be yourself and they can be themselves around you, Cristerna explains. A good friend allows you to be vulnerable with them and vice versa, meaning you can expose your emotions and circumstances with each other and trust one another to listen, be supportive, and have each other’s best interests at heart.
“Being able to have fun and share special memories are the result of having a trusting relationship that feels safe,” Cristerna adds. “For example, all of my friends and I have an understanding that we support one another in every way (yes, even ridiculous ways!), unless the level of ridiculousness is too much or would create a situation where we feel uncomfortable.”
3. Pay attention to the little things.
“A good friend is able to read between the lines of what’s being said because they pay attention, and they know your heart,” Thompson says. “For example, if I ask, ‘How are you doing?’ to a close friend and the response is ‘OK,’ I know immediately that she is not OK. A good friend pays attention to the details because you care to take the time to understand the heart of your friend.”
4. Be willing to challenge each other.
A good friend pushes you to grow, will let you know when you are on the wrong path, and will “challenge you when you need to be challenged,” says Thompson. And this is “all done in love and with respect.” In this way, you can grow together and support each other along the way.
“In a personal story, I was angry with someone, and one of my good friends stopped me midway through my rant and said, ‘Jinnie, you know you’re wrong. I am always with you, but on this one, I can’t ride with ya. Stop and think about the role you played in this.’ That moment stays with me to this day because she loved me enough to tell me to knock it off, and it came from a place of love. I was able to receive it because of that,” Cristerna explains. “That’s what friends do.”
5. But be open-minded.
To be a good friend, you have to be open-minded, says Thompson. Being open-minded allows your friend to be their true selves, especially when they are making decisions. By remaining open-minded and not inserting your own biases into your friend’s decision-making, you demonstrate that you are understanding and supportive.
“Good friends support us, give us space to be ourselves and make mistakes, and they respect boundaries,” Cristerna adds.
6. Look out for them.
“A good friend is a courageous friend who will stand up and do the right thing when no one is looking and even if it doesn’t benefit them. This may not be the type of definition most people have about courage, but trust me—it takes a lot of courage to do this,” Cristerna says.
For example, you might find yourself in situations where other people aren’t treating your friend well or where you know your friend may be put in a sticky situation. As much as possible, a good friend is willing to stick their neck out on behalf of their friends, whether that means shutting down gossip about them, making sure they get home safe after a night out, or something else.
What about bad friends?
Here are some signs of an unhealthy friendship, according to Thompson:
You feel drained whenever you talk to them.
The friendship is one-sided, meaning every time you talk to them or try to share with them, somehow the conversation turns around and goes back to them.
They aren’t making time to listen to you or allow space for your contributions to the conversation.
Friendship entails reciprocity and respect, Cristerna adds. Without these two qualities, the relationship will be limited and fizzle over time. When you are in what feels like a toxic friendship or codependent friendship, it is best to determine what is the healthiest way for you to end the friendship.
In communicating the need to end the friendship, you want to ensure that you own the decision and be clear about how the relationship does and doesn’t work for you. This is not the time to blame, however—in fact, this is a time to forgive and ask for forgiveness with grace and ease. Ending a friendship is already hard enough. Cristerna recommends trying to be compassionate, so if you cross paths again (and you usually do), you can say hello and catch up in a comfortable and natural way.
The bottom line.
A true friendship is defined by knowing someone has your back, no matter what. A good friend will watch out for you and ensure you are safe, feel supported, and are loved. A good friend will never purposely lead you into making decisions or taking actions that aren’t good for you. A true friend will always have your best interests at heart.
India that is Bharath got freedom at midnight After sacrifices great over decades quite tight By people of all religions and regions, culture And languages, castes and creeds, young and old by nature!
East and west, North and South, people were led by Gandhi Galvanizing the efforts and energy of all The poor and rich, men and women, read and unread whole Stood by the Mahatma – non-violence had its role!
Dheeran Chinnamalai from Tamilnadu was one Who struggled relentless till he with all others to win Against the British East India Company hard A Kongu Chieftain and Palayakkarar forward!
One of the main commanders Chinnamalai to fight In the Polygar Wars at the start of eighteen hundreds Helped Tippu Sultan win in Srirangapatna great We pay homage to the warrior on this day holy!
A famous saying goes: “Tell Me Who Is Your Friend. I Shall Tell You Who You Are!”
Yes one’s life depends very much on the friendship one has!-joyous or sorrowful!
July Thirtieth today is International Friendship Day to observe!
Yes a day to think of friendship-TRUST, CARE,SHARING,RESPONSIBILITY!
International Day of Friendship designated by the United Nations General Assembly.
On this day, let us step back and get thankful for these relationships worldwide,
Since they promote and encourage peace, happiness, and unity.
The U.N. encourages governments, community groups, and other organizations
To coordinate activities and events that celebrate the friendships
That we keep close to us. Many events focus on reconciliation,
Bridging understanding and consensus, and finding comfort
In those friendships that feel like home.. Let us keep friendship GREAT!
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Tigers are not revered by tribes in Central India alone.
Bonobibi is another Goddess who rides a tiger.
She is worshipped by Hindus and Muslims alike in the Sundarbans.
She protects the various members of the community from tiger attacks
When they enter the forests to gather honey, wood, and to fish.
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