TALE OF A BLOGGER 24!

 

Today it is 1149th day of ENVIUS THOUGHTS and 1200th post necessitating the TALE OF A BLOGGER in tune with the tradition of the Blog!
This tale 24 is again for the second time unique (is it peculiar!?!?!?)- as it is a SATURDAY STORY and not a SUNDAY STORY as usually the TALES come only on SUNDAYS in the last three years. Blog has entered into the FOURTH year and I wish this is not a forerunner for the things to come! Yet these two TALES appear on Saturdays!!!
Normally the Blogger makes it a point to give a longer story instead of a twelve line poem on Sundays when the viewers will be more at leisure and can comfortably read a longer write. This week it has so happened that 1200th post also falls on a Saturday as the 1150th did and could not be negotiated and hence this TALE 24 comes as a SATURDAY STORY and the Sunday Story will appear on 22nd April on the chosen subject!
It is extremely gratifying that with the grace of the Almighty GODDESS OF LEARNING SARASWATHY, WORD PRESS and my esteemed viewers the Blog has travelled to its 1200th post happily and uninterruptedly since its launch on 25th February 2015.
As is the practice we shall look into the progress of overall views of Envius Thoughts since the last Tale 23 on 3rd March 2018:
09/03/2018 1106th day- 1156th post- 1,35,000
16/03/2018 1113th day 1163rd post- 1,36,000
21/03/2018 1119th day 1169th post – 1,37,000
27/03/2018 1124th day 1175th post- 1,38,000
01/04/2018 1129th day 1180th post 1,39,000
08/04/2018 1136th day 1187th post 1,40,000
20/04/2018 1149th day 1200th post 1,41,

In this way number of views is strongly progressing giving a sense of achievement. I take pride and pleasure to communicate the crossing of every 1000 views to all my well wishers through all possible manner- WhatsApp, Facebook two Accounts, Bloggers’ Meet-Up, gmail and so on!
I am often reminded of a quote that I read about 57 years ago,, while I was a student of Alagappa College, Karaikudi: “Art and Literature of the highest order cannot flourish in a world that is increasingly becoming mechanical and the society a rocket”! Yes in these fast food days where and how does one find time for literary activities!
Yet there are several groups devoted to foster literature of different genres. Envius Thoughts has already carried Sunday Stories on CHENNAI POETS CIRCLE, VIJAYAWADA poets group and so on. There is a nice group= of course a little sophisticated and dwell in the higher ranges of POETRY World-the group known s INDIA POETRY CIRCLE from Chennai. They innovate activities among the members and go ahead in great way.”CONFLUENCE “ in one such activity a nice anthology! In writing poem one poet will contribute one line each! First line from the first poet, 2nd from the next, 3rd from the third and so on!
They meet every month and present their poems and discussions ensue! A great experience indeed!
The IPC has members from different parts of our Motherland -East and West, North and South!
One of the members is a retired Professor of English from Kerala who became a little close to me and our esteemed viewers will find her thoughts on Envius Thoughts as Sunday Story tomorrow! Tale of the Blogger has yielded place to a new Poet in the blog! I am sure the story will be enjoyable!


During the Tale period, a new anthology was brought out with the name and title “METVERSE MUSE GOLDEN JUBILEE ISSUE” from Vishakapatnam beautifully and scholarly edited by a veteran Poet and Editor DR. H. TULSI a detailed review of this work was published in this Blog on 18th March. (can be viewed from the archives of March 2018).
Opportunities are provided by the Lord almighty in any form and in many forms!
One such came to me a couple of days back. A poem was written by an young girl suffering from terminal cancer nd the hospital authorities from abroad have sent it all over the globe and I have sent the same to about 300 friends of mine-poet and non poet friends by mail. I reproduce the same with a request “LET US HELP”.
Slow Dance
This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer.
She wants to see how many
people get her poem.

It is quite a poem, please pass it on.
This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a
New York Hospital.
It was sent by a medical doctor Make sure to read what is in the closing statement AFTER THE POEM.

SLOW DANCE
Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you ask, “How are you?”
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short
The music won’t last.

Ever told your child,
We’ll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,’Hi’

You’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last..

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift….
Thrown away.

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

FORWARDED E-MAILS ARE TRACKED TO OBTAIN THE TOTAL COUNT.

Dear All:
PLEASE pass this mail on to everyone you know –
even to those you don’t know!
It is the request of a special girl, who will soon leave this world
due to cancer.

This young girl has 6 months left to live, and as her dying wish, she wanted to send a letter telling everyone to
live their life to the fullest, since she never will.
She’ll never make it to prom, graduate from high school,
or get married and have a family of her own.

By you sending this to as many people as possible, you can give her and her family a
little hope, because with every name
that this is sent to, the American Cancer Society will donate 3 cents per name
to her treatment and recovery
plan. One guy sent this to 500 people! So I know that we can at least send it to 5 or 6.

It’s not even your money, just your time! Pls read n forward … !!

My esteemed viewers are the first to be shared with of the news of your favorite  Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS is getting into the ASIA PACIFIC RECORD BOOK- promotion from national level -INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS!-

So we end this TALE 24- a Saturday Story with a resolve “LET US HELP”. Thanks . Tomorrow a regular SUNDAY STORY THOUGHTS on THOUGHTS will greet you early in the morning!.

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MAHAVEER JAYANTHI IS TODAY

Images for Mahavir Jayanti 2018 க்கான பட முடிவு

Namo Arihantanam: – I bow to the enlightened souls
Namo Siddhanam: – I bow to the liberated souls
Namo Ayariyanam: – I bow to religious leaders
Namo Uvajjayanam: – I bow to religious teachers
Namo Loe Savva Sahunam: – I bow to all monks of the world
Eso Panch Namukkaro:   – These five salutations are capable of
Savva Pava Panasano:    destroying all the sins and this is
Mangalancha Savvesin:    the first happiness among all forms
Padhamam Havai Mangalam:   of happiness

This all I know as a Jain and that is all I need to know:
Knowing the significance of my Gurudev- Bhagawan Vardhamana
Oh! My Lord! Let me not do any harm even to germs
Let me finish my dinner early,-avoiding harm to worms
No harm to humans, animals and birds- any living being
Grant me moksha allowing no karmas accumulating!

Jains a great set of pious and peaceful Indians
Serving the cause of Motherland India- Bharath
Mahaveera attaining moksha-liberated soul
At his age seventy two-golden birth and samadhi!

Indeed today is the day HOLIEST MAHAVEER JAUANTHI
For the Jains all over the world engaged in their chosen profession
Yet doing a lot of services to Society -providing water
Food and solace wherever needed and by whomsoever needed!

 

Images for Mahavir Jayanti 2018 க்கான பட முடிவு

Born a prince in 599 BC, Mahavir renounced worldly life at the age of 30 and undertook austere penance until he achieved realisation.

EIGHTY TO HUNDRED!

In Coimbatore,while N V Subbaraman is addressing Shri C. Ramanathan Marketing Manager is observing seated SECOND from the left.

 

Eighty to Hundred you will be jumping in years twenty
Imbibed all qualities noble from thy parents in plenty
Garnering the support and cooperation of all in life
High echelons you could progress with hard and great work in file
Total dedication to your work infusing in others too
You were a role model EMEM for me in my career!

Towards friends and relatives you were nice and kind-madam ably
Outstandingly helping in all your life- daughters brought up lovely!

Honors came on your way on their own-not going for it yourself
Utmost devotion lased with honesty and humor making ourselves
Never letting us down but encouraging to give our best
Dear and loving all your colleagues Copimbatore to Chandigarh
Respected by all fortunate to serve with you the great ELAISEE
Ever ready to help, ever loving and never hurting any
Dear C R sir! EIGHTY TO HUNDRED bring you all the best on earth!

 

Reading the first letter of each line :”EIGHTY TO HUNDRED”

P,S: Shri C. Ramanathan former Executive Director of LIC is having his Sadhabishekam on 26th January 2018. The above is the humble tribute by one of his erstwhile colleagues named N V SUBBARAMAN

HISTORIC DAY IN INDIAN ECONOMY!

Historic day in Indian economy
The objective of bringing out the black money
Currency notes of high value were demonetized
poor people became poorer-depressed and deserted!

I am a black money holder-my black money
Of four thousand five hundred was brought out rightly
Another three thousand brought out after a few months
still lying safe in my blessed purse in cup board!

Practice of ladies keeping money safe for emergency
Seven thousand was found after the death of my lady
Beloved wife-by the time exchange at bank offer was over
Indian economy grew up sky high- tales of woes for ever!

 

NOBEL PEACE FOR TERESA Day!

“Love all, Serve all”, “Help Ever, Hurt Never” -that is all
What I know on earth and what all I need to know- stand tall
No need for religion, religious literature
Society to practice and ensure a bright future!

It is not theory but practical one canb follow
We have many who have lived and shown others can follow
Mahatma Gandhi -Father of the Nation was there
Mother Teresa who lived among us born elsewhere!

This is the day- years-long thirty seven ago
Mother Teresa got her Nobel Award for peace
We are proud and she the beacon light shown with ease
The way to live a life simple and noble on earth!

BEYOND THE GRILLS

 

Beyond the grills of my beautiful window
A lovely sight I get as the gift of wind!
A plant of two years with height of ten feet
Bows with respect to the God of wind quite neat!

East to West and West to East, South to North and
North to South –gentle movement supporting wind
Adding to the great pleasure of breeze sitting
On this good side of the grill and enjoying!

A beautiful crow just glides and lands on the
Tender green plant- plant obliging the crow
A space to perch and moving along wit the
Plant’s branches- the great creation of God!

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21st September

 

A Sanskrit prayer reads:
“Swasthip prajaabyaha paripaalayanthaam
Nyaayaena maargaeNa mahee maheesaaha
Go brahmaNaabyaha subha masthu nithyam
Loka samastha sukino bavanthu,
Sarvae janaaha sukhino bavanthu!E”
The last two lines offering prayer:
“May the whole world be at peace and joy
May the entire people be at peace and joy!”
All the prayers end invoking God for peace:
“Ohm Shanthi! Ohm Shanthi! Ohm Shanthi”
“ Ohm peace! Ohm Peace! Ohm Peace!”

Today is International Day of Peace-theme of the year
“Together for Peace, Respect, Safety and Dignity for all”
A noble occasion for all in the world to work united
To achieve the theme throughout the world and all times.

Let us honour the spirit of being TOGETHER,
A global initiative to promote respect, safety
And dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes
In search of a better life- a great day to work for success!