I am glad to share with you that with the 107th view at 17.00 hours today, Sunday the 15th October 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS hits a beautiful NUMBER ONE LAKH AND ELEVEN THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED AND ONE (1,11,111) from more than 210 countries around the world on the 940th day and 1007th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.
In commemoration, here is a special post:
‘ENVIUS THOUGHTS’ SCORE “1,11,111”!
“Envius Thoughts” registers a number beautiful
Passionate I am with numbers and views powerful
Gone mad with observing the number of views each hour
Recording the same in a diary- great honour!
In the history of Envius Thoughts holy day
Is today Sixteenth OctoberSeventeen-hey
One Thousand and Eighth post of my Beloved Blog sacred
Nine Hundred and Forty first day with patience achieved!
Total view score wears a beautiful figure happy
“ONE LAKH ELEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN”
Look at 1,11,111 from countries two hundred
And ten and more- all by the grace of Goddess Saraswathi!
One of the largest democracies of the world-India that is Bharath- my Holy Mother land had a galaxy of great FIRST CITIZENS right from the time we won freedom under the noble leadership of our Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.
HE Babu Rajendra Prasad 1950 to 1962
HE Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan 1962-1967
HE Zakir Hussain 1967-1969
HE V. V. Giri 5/1969 to 8/1974
HE Fakruddin Ali Ahamed 1974- 1977
HE B D Jatti 2/1977 – 7/1977
He Sanjeeva Reddy 1977- 1982
HE Sardar Zail Singh 1982-1987
HE R. Venkataraman 1987- 1992
HE Shankar Dayal Sharma 1992- 1997
11.HE K R Narayanan 1997-2002
HE Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM 2002- 2007
HE Prathiba Patil 2007-2012
HE Pranab Mukherjee 2012 – 2017
Each one was great in his own way and the whole world acknowledged with great respect not only because he/she was Indian President but for their intrinsic worth.
One of them Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam though came of a humble origin and means rose to the level of the President of India was born on this day in the year 1931- 86 years ago in the South of India and brought glory as a great Space Scientist and the First Citizen of India!
The other finer side of his greatness besides as a Scientist, is that he was a secularist, Universalist, lover of fine arts and music, a nice veena player!
With my personal experience I recollect and share with you though already done a couple of years ago.
A lover of Karnatic music Kalam loved
My Tamil translation of Thyagayya’s gems five proud
Listened personally sung by great artists at night
Ten at Madurai at the artists’ humble home- a delight!
A noble first citizen of Bharath – our homeland
Moved so freely with all in simple style- made wonderland
Lives ever in the minds of all- on that great day
We pay our respects to him in all humility this day.
Yes; I had the opportunity of translating the five gems of keerthanas on the Lord Rama – of Thyagabrammam of Thiruvaiyaru at the instance of a learned scholar on visishtadwaitha of Kanchi Mutt, Tanilnadu- infact our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurating Thyagabranha Adadhana in Thiruvaiyaru in the year 1963 expressed his desire that such great keerthanas of the Saint composer in Telugu must be translated into other Indian languages for the entire nation to get benefit!
My translation of the same into Tamil and rendered by One of the leading Karnatic music vocalists- Smt. Ranganayaki of Madurai accompanied by her husband Sachidanandam on violin and Dr. K Thyagarajan on Mridangam and brought out in the form of CD reached Dr. Kalam through a common friend. Dr. Kalam greatly delighted at the translation and rendition wanted to hear the songs sung in person and on 13th Februaru 2015, he sent word to the musicians in Madurai that he will be visiting their home on that night to listen in person to the Pancha rathna keerthanas!
“ It was on that day former President of India His Excellency Dr. Abdul Kalam visited a humble musician couple living in Madurai to personally hear the great Pancharathna Keerthanas of Thiruvaiyru Thiyagaraja swamigal – Thyagabrammam-in Telugu translated into Tamil from the lips of the karnatic musician accompanied by her husband in violin and a co-musician in Mridhangam.
Dr. Kalam has already heard the renderings in Tamil through the CD which he came across through a common friend. He said that he was so impressed by the translation and the rendition that he used to hear one gem each day. Now utilizing his visit to Madurai he wanted to hear right from the troupe directly! Of course the musicians who with great efforts brought out the CD were making efforts to render the Keerthanas in the presence of the former President who loves Karnatic music, our culture, our traditions, our literature et all with all his heart.
After fulfilling a few engagements in the city of Madurai, he planned to visit the musicians in the night and accordingly he arrived at their humble residence at 9.30 in the night and spent an hour. The musicians were in an ecstatic mood and delighted to have a great and noble personality in their humble residence. As the public saw the former President’s convoy entered the street, there was a big surge to have a glance of Dr. kalam who indeed is “காட்சிக்கு எளியவன், கடுஞ்சொல்லன் அல்லன்” எனவே சிறந்த ஆட்சியாளனாக விளங்கியவர், உலகமே வியந்து பாராட்டப்பட்டவர்.
As Dr. kalam arrived he was received with a shawl and the team that rendered the “five gems” of the Saint composer was duly introduced. As he was eager to hear the melodious rendering of “ENTHARO MAHANUBAVULU”- “எத்தனையோ மகான்கள் அத்தனை பேருக்கும் வந்தனம்” it was rendered by the team-vocal accompanied by violin and mridhangam. The prestigious guest heard the rendering with great attention and his body language expressed it all- he was so enthralled with the translation and the rendering. Then he openly appreciated the artists profusely and said the translation was ideal. For decades he has been hearing this ‘keerthana’ without understanding the full meaning and import of the song. He enquired about the person who translated the ‘keerthanas’ and he was shown the profile of the translator and Dr. kalam read it with great joy. He requested the artists to convey his appreciation and compliments to the translator.”
Yes, it was a great day for the musical party, -‘a day never to be got in life ‘!
Such was the type of a man was Dr. Abdul Kalam whose birth day is today 15th October.
And hence this Sunday Story!
The Saint Composer Thyagayya.
From left to right: Sachidanandam-Violinist, Ranfganayaki vocalist, Dr. Thiyagarajan Mridangist, DR> A P J ABDUL KALAM being offered a shawl
ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,11,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 121st view at 22.30 hours yesterday viz Saturday the 14th October 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS crossed ONE LAKH AND ELEVEN THOUSAND (1,11,000) from more than 210 countries around the world on the 939th day and 1006th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.
THOUSANDTH POST THOUSANDTH POST THOUSAND POST Thousandth Post
It is with deepest reverence to the God Almighty –GODDESS OF LEARNING SARASWATHY- and unbounded pleasure and pride, joy and happiness that today I am presenting my “TALE OF A BLOGGER PART TWENTY” as this week’s Sunday Story in ENVIUS THOUGHTS as this is my THOUSANDTH POST (1000th) on the 924th day in my life as a Blogger.
At this point I recollect my Blogger’s Prayer:
Oh! My Lord, Omniscient-Omnipotent God!
In Thy million creations “blog” gets Thy nod!
Let me be a blogger and sure not a blaggard
Pen is mightier than sword not to go wayward!
Freedom of expression never to be misused
Blogger’s honest followers not to be mislead
I write what I want and know- none to edit sure
No censor; my blogging must be noble and pure!
Matters in millions; subjects are aplenty
Great knowledge and nice language are in my kitty
To be used with sense of responsibility
Goddess of knowledge! Bless me with ability!
Bless me with that control, – thoughts not to run riots
Thoughts meant to make noble, inspire and elevate
The society of which I am part and parcel
May my Blog bring peace, joy, food for thought a morsel!
Yes, that indeed is my prayer as a blogger; I am going with my blog work in a very truthful manner.
God has been very, very kind and compassionate that till this 924th day, without missing EVEN A SINGLE DAY I have been able to make a post daily and many of my followers, I learn through their feedback over phone and mail, that they look for my post in the early morning and one of them stated that he has become an addict to the ENVIUS THOUGHTS!
Blog’s popularity is seen through the number of views –the statistics provided by the great WORDPRESS indeed is an adequate proof!
Since Tale 19 was posted on 20th August, the progressive 1000s are shared below:
20/8/2017 884th day- 950th post- 1, 03,000
28/8/2017 892nd day 958th post- 1, 04,000
04/9/2017 899th day 965th post – 1, 05,000
11/9/2017 906th day 972nd post- 1, 06,000
17/9/2017 912th day 978th post 1, 07,000
24/9/2017 919th day 985th post 1,08,000
02/10/2017 927thday 994th post 1,09,000
We write, write and write for our own satisfaction- not expecting anything from readers except their feedback. Feedback I believe is a strong tonic for the writer- whether it is adverse criticism in the normally accepted sense or inspiring compliments.
By HIS/HER grace I have been getting regular feedback/comments/responses/reviews for each and every one of my posts- all these 1000! I feel inspired that I consolidate the same and publish as Sunday stories in the Blog.
.1.Uthaya’s Views on ENVIUS THOUGHTS
(Shri PH Uthayamurthy’s )
(Shri TCS Reddy’s of Cudappa)
A Journalist’s Views in 2 parts
(Shri Muthu Aiyer from Hyderabad)
Visitor’s Voice in 5 parts
(Shri Rajeev Jha’s from Bilaspur)
Jagan’s Views in 2 parts.
(Sevalaya PRO SAhri N Jagannathan’s)
Prasad ‘s Views in 4 parts.
(Shri KVVS Prasad’s from Vishakapatnam)
Viewer’s View in 14 parts.
(Shri OKR Sivanganam’s from Perundurai, Erode)
Vasudevan’s Views in 2 parts.
(Shri G. Vasudevan’s from Toranto, Canada)
Ramamurthi’s Views in 4 parts.
(Shri Ramamurthi ‘s from Bangalore)
10 Comments consolidated
(Casual Views of different viewers in the earlier days)
In that way 36 Sunday Stories of VIEWS ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS have been published so for till this 1000th POST!
Local neighborhood news papers like Anna Nagar Times and Mogappair Times play their own noble role in encouraging my Blog work periodically publishing land marks in the Blog’s pleasant journey.
Though I am a proud Indian first and Hindu second, I am a Universalist.
My avowed thought in this regard oft quoted is:
I know no God
I know no Bible
I follow and practice
Help ever, hurt never
Love all, Serve all
Be kind, be friendly!
That is all what I know and
That is all I need to practice!
In that way I post in ENVIUS THOUGHTS on every possible occasion on all religions.In fact one of our viewers from Hyderabad Poet Madam Elizabeth Monaliza has expressed her positive observation on this aspect.
AFTER THOUSAND WHAT!
This is the million dollar question looming very large over me. I could manage my Blog effectively according to my own assessment and those of my esteemed viewers from more than 210 countries nd more than 130 followers
Some of my Blog followers are here:
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Age has its own constraints!
Physically, mentally and intellectually most are affected due to old age as senility sets in. I am not an exemption. That is the reason for the million dollar question looming large over! To find a subject for each day, presenting in an interesting manner, anxiously looking for the views every half an hour- (more frequently too?)- saps my energy! I do admit that one need not be so sensitive but I am unable to contain!
Strong believer in the Divine Dispensation, God’s grace will help for any good work. As the Blog work has its own positive impact on all concerned and I should be getting the guidance and help from the Goddess of Learning –Saraswathi in Hindu pantheon- to go beyond the THOUSAND – much beyond 1000!
An ezine from Delhi with the learned Editor Siddharth Sehgal has been for the past one year and more publishing my articles-translated ones regularly every week, After the great Magnum Opus THIRUKKURAL, the great National Poet from Tamilnadu injected patriotism in the society, Manakavi Bharathiyar’s songs are published and they get not less than a hundred readers every week. I take pride in the fact that Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s patriotic and devotional songs are reaching the outside world thanks to this magazine.
INDIAN POETRY CIRCLE and Chennai Poetry Circle:
I am happy to be a part of the above two Organizations and participate in their poetry reading Sessions; a great intellectual and literary feast indeed!
I give an extract of what I wrote some time back as it is quite relevant at this point of time.
“A very interesting observation by a great scientist reads: ‘Art and literature of the highest order cannot flourish in a world which is increasingly becoming mechanical and society a rocket!’.
How true it has been proved! There are no eyes to enjoy the magnificent mountains and veritable valleys, beautiful night sky and ever bright stars, fantastic fauna and fanciful flora, dancing daffodils and revealing roses! There are no ears to listen to the melodies of nature, ennobling music and roaring sound of the waves along the coast of Bay of Bengal or Atlantic Ocean! No time to enjoy the reverberating flow of Ganges waters in the Himalayas and stirring verses from the Vedas and Upanishads, Quran and Bible!
Fast moving vehicles, fast food, fast life- everything fast- no time to stand and stare!
Notwithstanding the above scenario, there are silver lining in the literary world where we see the poetry lovers play viewers and prose gluttons do go in search of journals and books, Meets and Seminars.
Here is one lovely organization called CHENNAI POETRY CIRCLE where the members meet every month to present poems, analyze and discuss, organize annual Seminars where anthology is released, poems and papers on poetry are presented.
In the last CPC Meet held on 22nd July, I had the pleasure of participation along with Ms. S. Nivetha, youngest poet to present her poem.
Here is news coverage in the neighborhood newspaper ANNA NAGAR TIMES dated July 30th-August 5th 2017:
“17 year old S. Nivetha, resident of 12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Anna Nagar Western Extension presented her poem –‘WINGS OF FRIENDS’- at the Chennai Poetry Circle in their Meet held on 22nd July 2017, in Defence Officers’ Colony Ekkattuththangal.
She was the youngest poet at the Meet.
Mr. N V Subbaraman also presented his poem ‘Freedom He Resented’ at the Meet.
Nivetha is pursuing her graduate course in Ethiraj College, Chennai. Contact number is 2654 4950.
In that way poetry lovers do have the occasions and opportunities to enjoy literary feast- may be prose and verse, plays and films!
I honestly believe sufficient is this TALE TWENTY and God willing going beyond ONE HOUSAND we shall have the TALE TWENTY ONE fifty posts hence.
Thanking the Indian Goddess of Learning Saraswathy and Roman Goddess of wisdom MINERVA for having passionately leading me to this level in my Blogging world, I take leave at present to meet tomorrow morning at 4.00 hrs.
THOUSANDTH POST THOUSANDTH POST THOUSANDTH POST THOUSANDTH
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Shri Ramamurthi avid follower of ENVIUS THOUGHTS and Reviewer from Bangalore.
I am ever grateful to the Lord Almighty-the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent- who directs me in all my activities and in particular who guided me to WordPress and with HIS grace I picked up, launched my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com, on 25/2/2015, gradually built up the viewership and I am indeed proud of my esteemed viewers from more than 200 countries. As of now total views have exceeded 107000 and one of my regular viewers is Shri Ramamurthi Thupakula my former colleague in the great Life Insurance Corporation of India of which I was a part and parcel for more than four decades. In fact LIC continues to be our HOME. He lives in Bangalore and regularly sends his responses on my posts. Here is a compendium of his responses as Part IV as my Sunday story this week. I am sure my friends will enjoy the same as they did his part I, II and III were published earlier. III on 7/7/17.
Thank you sir for giving me the honour of being present in Sunday column. The eternal fountain of good thoughts emnating from your envious thoughts force us to reflect on your daily expressions. I pray God to bestow upon you the urge and capacity in you so as to benefit us immensely. With regards.
Very happy and feel content after going through my alma matter lic. It gives a pleasant surprise of having seen you addressing the elite gathering. Your presence at the age of 77 years shows your grace and dignity. Thanks to chief manager thiru murugesan for his presence of mind in arranging launch of jeevan utkarsh another petal in lic onward journey in your sincere hands.
Come September. Insurance week celebrations . Nice reminiscences. Some or even many might have celebrated insurance week or celebrating or may be celebrating insurance week. But none can surpass the full involvement of nvsr s involvement and zeal. With regards.
Feelings and emotions coming out of science. Light out of facts. Fine blend of reason and emotion. Nice facts being churned from universe achariot on the move. Salutes to nvsr sir !
It’s very nice to have a descriptive analysis and presentation pf woman gods in the world. I appreciate the enormous knowledge of n v s rs in this regard. With salutes.
War and peace. Very apt words reflecting the need. War exists always. We have to strive for establishing peace. Peace is not only a word but an emotion to be felt and to act. Hiroshima is the monumental example of the effects of war and at the same time rise of apostle of peace. Thanks for nvs sirs efforts to portray the picture with beautiful words. Peace within leads to peace externally. Ohm santhi. Ohm santhi. Ohm santhi. Peace. Peace. Peace.
Thanks for blogger part 18. Iam reminded of h w Longfellows poem be not like a dumb and driven cattle. Be a hero in the strife. By your every minute sincere effort you are enthsiasing in right direction. Your introduction of young poetic bud niveta is positive with informative photos. With regards !
Song of the crow very nicely presented. It represents the art of communication. Our minds have to be properly tuned. Nvs sir very happily took us to mothers efforts to eat with the song of crow. At those times we need not go to zoo. In our backyards it easily welcomes us. Worthy imagination. True poet can churn out beautiful ideas from any objects or creatures.
Haiku poems on summer are as pleasant as breezes brought by rains. Life is a mixture of pleasure and pain . We have to enjoy both. In simple and effective vocabulary the noble meaning is conveyed. Thank you sir !
Worthy. Message on international firefighters day. Fight with fire from the stage of preventing at the bud itself. Salutes to firefighters.
Press freedom day is unique gift. Still we remember in our youth while indira gandhi declared emergency the great editor frank morase kept the editorial column blank and black. Such is the morale which we lack today. Greetings .
Respected sir , iam very much surprised and at the same time amazed to have the privilege of being in your blog. What came out of me are only stimulations from your noble thoughts. Iam ever inspired by your dictum . Help ever,hurt never. The inspirational messages of thirikkural and bharathiyar works are special highlights. Your human relations, irrespective of cadre treating every person as a unique soul is worth emulating. With respects.
Thereporter neccity of milk from birth to death is rightly projected in apt words by the poet. In olden majority of the people are fortunate to get original milk. Now we are forced to have it in the form of packets. Eventhen it is best source of food from cradle to grave.
Cooperate with the inevitable is easy to appreciate.but difficult to impement. I pray the supreme power to endow with the ability to bear the onslaught of time.
Now iam having a clear idea regarding the significance of ramdan. Once again ackowledging yr enlightening analysis. With regards.
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Kindly click the content link read MAHAKAVI BHARATHIYAR my article and place your remarks on the space below the article itself for the benefit of other readers.Thanks.
N V Subbaraman
ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,08,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 142nd view at 22.10 hours today viz Sunday the 24th September 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS crossed ONE LAKH AND EIGHT THOUSAND (1,08000) from more than 210 countries around the world on the 919th day and 985th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.
Mr, G.Vasudevan of Trichy is now in Torantom CANADA
His views form the Sunday story today.
I very strongly believe that I draw strength from the immense Grace of the Lord Almighty and inspiration from my esteemed viewers and their responses. With 134 followers from more than 210 countries, very satisfying progress of the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS is the overall view score has crossed ONE LAKH and SIX THOUSAND By the grace of Goddess of Learning and the enthusiasm of the viewers, today’s post is 978th in the911day life of the Blog!
Well, one of my new admiring viewer is Shri Vasudevan my erstwhile colleague in the Life Insurance Corporation of India and presently with his daughter in Toranto, Canada. He daily views the post and makes his comments regularly and here is a compendium of the same for the reading of my esteemed viewers as this week’s Sunday story. I hope you will enjoy reading. Part I was posted on 31st July 2017.
Number one is the SUPREME! He rules the entire creations of the universe!
“ATHI BHAGAVAN MUTHARRAY ULAGU” You have given HIM the number 1 position because of HIS ROLE!
Another one is numeral 1. The other day you have beautifully narrated number 9 as the safe guarder of all the digits. Today comes the role of number 1. Number one is always appreciated for its meritorious position!
First in the class, First in all the competitions, First in achieving the business targets and so on. Without that number 1 the other numbers can not follow. It is a “TEAM LEADER”.
Oneness of thoughts, words and actions of all is the need of the hour and that is clearly spotted by the poet.
Elizebeth Haich ‘s number 1 game is very much interesting and had a good time in viewing the same. A tricky number game of ONES !!
Thanking you Sir for sweet information shared and reviewed.
NAMASKAR JI !
Our Bharath Desam with diverse cultures and, languages lives in UNITY.
One Nation with One flag is fine going here.
Hindi is spoken in majority of the states in our country. As said it is easy to learn and speak. It almost unites all the states.
Each and every language has its own beauty. Language is essential for communication among our people
of our mother land. As we have one mother, that is, Bharath Matha, we should be proud of HER children.
As we are all from one family, there is no question of hatred to any of our family languages.
We should think of those people where people lived without language of communication. It is very difficult to imagine of those people who lived without language for communication. It is God’s grace that all the languages of our mother land are rich in literature and grammar.
Let us show our love to our Hindi-speaking people and treat them like our brothers.
BHARATH MATHA KI JAI.
Maha Kavi is well known by his head-wear and his mustache to all of our countrymen. He is remembered on the national functions like Independence Day and republic Day by singing his patriotic song.
As and when we think of Bharathiar, his courageousness, stubbornness and devotion to the nation are remembered.
His Kavithas are born out of inner desire to achieve freedom at any cost!
A great Salute to the Maha Kavi on this holy day.
Your poem is RICH in tributes. Thanks Sir.
Today is a day dedicated to “LITERACY” as directed by UNESCO. As the picture shows, Literacy shows the way to enjoy wealth and health as in the case of the developed nations As rightly said, it is the duty of an individual, society and the Government to remove the Illiteracy at any cost. We are not in STONE-AGE to be illiterate; we are living in a modern scientific and technical world where all the facilities are available in abundance.
We have to create INTEREST in the minds of the illiterate to be literate. The need is also to be taught to them not only for their personal growth but also for their society’s improvement.
I am proud that you are making us more LITERATE through your thoughts. Thanks sir.
A nice thought of “FORGIVENESS” . To forget is human but to forgive is divine – is a beautiful quote of divine words. Yes. We human have the capacity to forget and we can have the capacity to forgive too. Forgiveness starts from the first stage of childhood and thereafter develops greater as we grow. After all we human tend to make mistakes and if taken in the right sense we can very easily forgive.
The advantages of forgiveness are plenty. Inner satisfaction is the foremost. Our much wanted PEACE is spread when we attempt to forgive.
Let us all follow the policy of “FORGET AND FORGIVE”. Thanks Sir.
Sir, I have gone through your “beautiful poem” many a times and enjoyed. GOD is our father and nature is our mother! As mother nature, it has given us a plenty of things in abundance. As you rightly said The Mother Nature is pity enough that it does not expect anything in return from us.
Your description of nature is wonderful.
It is our duty to protect the nature as the NATURE protects us.
A nice poem! A nice reading! A good feeling! A god advice from you!
While thanking the father GOD and mother NATURE, It is my duty to thank you Sir.
After dealing with a lot of ART and LITERATURE matter, here comes your ALMA MATER! . That is your ever unforgettable LIC!! When you were called by Chief Manager SrI.VN. Murugesan, I could feel your inner feelings and satisfaction. Your LOVE towards LIC has no bounds. The entire Sunday Story belongs to a new product of LIC and that message you want to spread all around.
As you said four decades of your service helped you to learn ART of LIVING in the real life situations.
Let the New Plan reach worldwide and catch attention of all. One of the objectives of LIC is “TO SPREAD THE INSURANCE MESSAGE TO NOOK AND CORNER OF THE COUNTRY”. Now your news has spread to all over the world.
Sir. I share your feelings in showing LOVE towards our ALMA MATER. Thank you Sir for allowing me to take a part of pride of YOURS.
A beautiful description of 9/9! I like your lovely statement “9 stands as a strong protective unit at the end “.
Parts of the sentences are nine, beautifully narrated. Planets are 9 in the solar system beautifully placed in your own style of words. And finally Navagrahas are 9 that beautifully control our day to day life.
If Friday is here, Saturday has to be there. That is the rule of the nature . Let us love all the days with equal importance and let this day give us more peace and joy.
Thanking you Sir.
A different Subject matter today . Rangers’ day. Yes they protect the forest wealth of our country. Unlike Army men who fight with Humans, Rangers safeguard their lives from wild animals. They sacrifice their lives for the sake of us. Let us salute them. Thanking you sir for making us remember about Rangers.
As you stated milk is NECTAR to all the babies of humans and animals. When the baby stops crying after taking milk, it feels satisfied and feels comfort. This is actually the GIFT of the ALMIGHTY. This is easily digestible food for aged people. Now I imagine how the milk will be nectar when the digestive system does not accept any food. Oh GOD of MILKY ocean!! Let our future children be stronger and healthier. They may have to face varieties of challenges by YOUR ORDER. Thanking you Sir for the love and affection shown by you to our children
Wish you happiness in your A to Z activities of today. Very nice to go through the entire article! If we OBSERVE and ENJOY on “GOD’S CREATION” I do hope all other aspects of “A to Z ” will look beautiful and we can find joy and happiness. When the flowers are offered to the LORD we find beauty in HIM. Thanking you Sir for showing us the 26 ways.
What a nice poetic thought of yours? Are we sinners? Wages we get for Sins? A good argument is put forth before sinners and non sinners? I Love All, Hurt never are the terms nicely related with the ants, snakes and dogs. How many insects and small ants are killed by me without my knowledge on day to day basis, Countless!. Oh God! I am being made as a sinner. Dogs are driven away for the no mistake of theirs. Snakes are beaten to death for their ignorance. Only by total surrender to the GOD three times a day , i.e, in the early morning, at noon and in the evening sun set, the sins created during the intervals, both knowingly and unknowingly will go off from the record. We become pure and pure when our sins are washed away. Thanking you Sir for having given me a chance to express my feelings.
WE HUMAN ARE INTELLIGENT IN FORMING THE DAY “INTERNATIONAL FORGIVENESS DAY”. WILL ALL THE UNIVERSAL MEN OBSERVE THIS DAY AS A PEACE LOVING DAY? LET THE NEWS OF “HURT NEVER AND LOVE EVER” SPREAD TO ALL THE HUMAN EARS. LET US LOVE EACH AND OTHER AND MAKE THIS WONDERFUL GIFT OF EARTH AS “HEAVEN” . I THANK YOU SIR FOR GIVING A STRONG HOPE THAT THIS DAY WILL BRING JOY ALL OVER!
Went through your thought on “INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY” Nice poetic thought! I like the saying “your friends will you in prosperity and you will see your friends in adversity “. Your version reminds of Great Thiruvalluvar’s ” MUGA NAGA NATPATHU NATPANRU ” and “UDUKKAI ILANTHAVAN KAIPOLA “.. I appreciate your thought on a nice drawing wherein all the hands of the friends put together mark “UNITY IS STRENGTH AND BEAUTIFUL “. I also note your drawing of thought about friendship is made not on a big thing but millions of little things! Let our friendship grow forever! Thanking you Sir for being my friend. !
Enjoyed the full reading of the Sunday special. Sorry, I should not say “Enjoyed Reading” but I should say that my heart has touched the lines of WAR and PEACE of your special release. Historically wars play a magic role. Right from RAMAYANA and MAHABHARATA wars were fought and side by side peace-talks co-existed. Peace lovers include our Great Hanuman Ji and Lord Krishna Ji. Our peace loving nation is proud of our GREAT FATHER “GANDHI JI”. His life demonstrates peace and victory to the whole universe. All religions preach “peace”.
Buddha when visited outdoors saw the strange sights of the streets and he decided to have peace and preach peace to the universe.
Tolstoy could create the little piece of “WAR AND PEACE” after witnessing the French invasion of Russia. The after effects of war could not be simply imagined. Water from eyes flow with the blood flow of the victims. I find very difficult to express in words. Bombs crack the human bodies into pieces. Oh ! God ! I was not there during the world war I and Ii to witness.
I am surprised to note that no English Novel equals the Tolstoy”s piece.
I could understand what the novel tells about in a nutshell.
I also want to be one among the prayers of HIROSHIMA.
I note one special thing in all religions:
In Hindu temples also we can hear the RINGS OF THE BELLS.
In churches also we can hear the RINGS OF THE BELLS.
Silent prayers are also conducted in Muslims temples.
All these NOBLE-SOUNDS across all the religions call for PEACE, PEACE , PEACE all over.
Let us all greet the DOVES for sending peace message.
Thanking you Sir for bringing this Sunday Special as a wake up call to love peace.
Gandhiji’s thought was correct in saying that machines can not give all the jobs to the men. Hand loom clothes are beautiful and liked by so many even today. Father’s talks have gone in to the wind and the people go for machine made clothes. Let us all support the Gauhathi meet and wish all the best. I could have the chance to do threads out of cottons when I was a school going boy and motivated by manni. I could buy cotton bags which looked beautiful. Thanking you Sir for bringing the hand loom industry to light.
It gives us joy to celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY but journey to freedom was long. Many sacrificed their lives to earn independence. Sir, you made us to know about Jhansi Rani .who was brave to save her kingdom during sepoy mutiny. The picture you have shown is “VERY BRAVE JHANSI RANI” It reminds me of the famous Maratha King Shivaji. She was brave enough to capture Gwalior with Marathas but died during the course of battle. You sadly said betrayers were here and there and I feel sorry to note.
We pray for the brave souls who departed but yet live with our happy memories. Thanking you Sir for turning the pages of History before our celebrations.
It is rightly said “Man is a social animal”. Like other animals, men also want to live with other fellow humans. Indigenous people make their living and at the same time seek better living conditions for a whole community. They like to follow other’s traditions easily and ready to mix with . They take interest in the cultures thereby unity is strengthened. In the picture shown to us people sail from one place to other place
for living. Very nice to see the people who sail and very happy to see the people who see them off. Hats off to the International day of Indigenous people. Thanking you Sir for bringing a different subject matter of interest today.
We think of those days of Bullock carts. It is said that huge temples are also built with the help of elephants.
As you rightly said those days have gone off from us. The fuel is used everywhere and anywhere.
But how long ? It is time to think of Bio Diesel today. Everywhere pollution ! And also how much fuel we have in stock ? Will they meet out all of our demands ? In the past days we use to walk miles and miles.
It is remembered that “MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP” Thanking you Sir for bringing this subject matter of today’s importance.
It is interesting to note the JOURNEY TO FREEDOM Part 20 carries the news of “VELU NACHIAR” of Sivagangai. I came to know she was well ahead of Jhansi Rani in the fight for Freedom. Nowadays there is an increasing talk of Woman’s rights. From the history it is known that woman also equally played a major role in power share.
Even now we can see the traces of the palace in Sivagangai. We may also note the famous quotes ” SIVAGANGAI SEEMAI” and “MARUTHU SAHOTHARARGAL” of Sivagangai.
It is our duty to remember and honor “VELU NACHIAR” for her brave fight.
The reading of the Journey enriches my knowledge of our freedom struggle. Thank you Sir.
Let us celebrate this birthday of our nation with full of pride and honor.
Swami Vivekananda said ” some young men of energy” are sufficient for doing wonderful things in the world. That means he has felt shortage of sufficient men or he could not find some. But he is confident that youth are capable of doing mighty tasks.
The author warns that elders should be pure for the young’s’ sure success.Yes the future is waiting for the young to do more inventions and a highly developed world is theirs.
Thanking you Sir for creating awareness to build our young men pure.
Sir, I am happy to note that CPC MEET is held regularly.
As you rightly said only ART and LITERATURE can save this world from disasters.
Sir, It is interesting to read the young poet’s poem. Simple words decorate the entire poem. Speed of the wings is compared to the wings of the fan. I find fine art along with literature. The love of the friend flows like Niagara falls -a catchy term.
The young poet’s grand father’s poem is also very much touching. The famous quote “dead are alive and the alive are dead” drives the inner spirit to face any problems in life without fear.
Finally “A corpse on the final journey” by Dr. Nithie is wholesome. The reading went on continuously with emotional touch.
Thanking you Sir for creating interest in the field of ART and LITERATURE which can derive pleasure from all the odds of daily life.
Today ‘s poem is Kannan piranthan of Bharathiar’s. A chance to sing the Bharathiar song and to know the explanation in Tamil. The song tells us how much happiness Bharathi is on this birth day of Lord Kannan !
Yes. HE gave Bhagavath Gita to us which tells us to do our work with devotion without any expectation of .
results. The noble terms Earth, Sun , Moon , indra , Kali and Ganga are all beautifully handled in style.
He tells that Vedas are there to protect us and Sankara tells that a bliss is born. All the sins are going off from us.
Not only we have a chance to read and enjoy Bharathiar’s kavita but also we enjoyed your translated version .
I remember “SAMBHAVAMI YUGAY YUGAY” and “NARAYANA SAPTHA MATHIRAM SUKINO BHAVANTHU”
on this holy day.
Happy Krishna’s ASHTAMI !! Sir.
Very Proud to see the TRICOLOR FLAG flying very freely. It makes our mind stable and free. I am very happy that you reproduced Bharathiar’s “Thayin Manikodi Pareer” He died in the year 1921. He sang the song with the strong imagination that our country would attain freedom at any cost !. The way in which he praises the flag make us feel that even after attaining the freedom the poem LIVES stronger than before.
There is no description of words for his courageous thinking and imaginative will power. I am not satisfied by reading the song once but still it tells to me to read again and again to find out the inner treasures. It is an example to show that how ART and LITERATURE helped our country for obtaining freedom.
Your translation is well understood and it is a beauty in you to coin the words aptly and sweetly. It is as if Bharathiar himself sings in English Language. It requires deeper understanding and higher thoughts to have such a spirit in imagination. Thanking you Sir . Your poem also will stand strong at all times.
Shri. Gopal’s effort to make a four lined VEDA of Vande Matharam is highly appreciative and it makes us feel that yet another Sanskrit KAVI ‘s presence at the times of our crucial need. I find the langulage richness in his words and with my little knowledge in the rich language, Sanskrit , I am yet to make out the
meaning clearer and dearer.
I also stand very firmly in saluting our National Tri Color flag with pride, happy and honor.
Thanking you Sir for having given me a chance to use this media to respect our flag, National Anthem and our Mother Nation BHARATH ! J A I H I N D .
. World Mosquito day is on 20th August. Tiny creations disturb our daily life but they are food to other creatures. The Creator knows the tales and tricks . How many findings are there for preventing bites from mosquitoes ! Nets, Ointment, Cream etc are here for prevention. But beyond all these preventive measures they go on eating us.
It is interestingly noted that mosquito moving as “music”. When they bite next time I will try to listen to the music note of them. It is also joyful to note your wording ” poor or rich” it has no partiality.
What should we do ? By keeping our surroundings clean we try to avoid the diseases caused by them.
Thanking you Sir, for the creation of awareness on this day of World Mosquiuito Day.
Sir, So far I heard of English New Year, Tamil New Year , Telugu New Year and now I have a chance to learn and know about ” PARSI NEW YEAR” I thank you very much for making me to look our ‘INDIA’ a. bit broader.
I join with you to wish the most people of “Maharastra” and “Gujarath” a prosperous Happy Parsi New Year. Thank you Sir.
Sir, Every time when I open “Envius Thoughts” message I see NVS Sir’s face. It is almost the same face as i have seen in 1993 . What a tremendous technology ! Photography plays a vital role almost in all the areas of life, i.e, in schools, colleges, in work places and in all the computer applications. What a great birth of photography in the year 1830s !!
The faces of great leaders are easily remembered by their photos. Black and white photos of our great grand fathers at our house decorate our memories. All the Identity cards, Passports, Visas use photographs for identification.
Digital photography is growing at a faster rate ! As you rightly said cellphones are used for photographs. Cost of photography has come down as the technology advances ! We are happy to see that we are living in a modern era of photography !
Let us greet this day of FINE ART with cheer! Thanking you sir for having a chance to see you daily through this thought.
Sir, I am sorry to note that your “LIFE’S LIGHT” has gone off beyond your reach. But she lives with you in your memories daily. I could see the smiling face of your “LIGHT” even today. She is always with your thoughts and deeds. I pray for the “BLESSINGS’ of the “GOD” to you and to your all family members ! You are lighting our path of ignorance on a daily basis.
Sir, I am sharing your feelings on this day as one of your family friends. God has given us enough strength to withstand everything in our lives.
RAMA DHUTHA DHAYA SINDHO
MATH KARYAM SATHAGAP PRABHO !!
Sir, Thanks for making us to know the history of the birth of “ENVIUS THOUGHTS” There are a lot of blocks left for reading. I will read and respond whenever time permits me. I am happy to know that your joy reached no bounds when the views have crossed 1,00,000.
With a strong will power in mind and intelligent display of your thoughts, the numbers of viewers will comfortably go well beyond your imagination.
Thanking you Sir for making our reading interesting !
Rajiv Gandhi’s birth day is being celebrated as “SADHBHAVANA DAY”. Let us all take the oath today and as per the oath taken we should obey it and practically apply the same in our day today lives. What a pleasing term “Living in harmony” is !
Sir, I should say we should be utmost happy if all he people live in harmony. Resolving all the problems through dialogue is quite possible even today !
Thanking you Sir for presenting a nice post today with “SATHBHAVAM”
Only man has the unique quality of knowing and loving of all living beings. All the 26 qualities noted above are the noble qualities. If we are good to ourselves, all other traits will follow us. Your motto “HURT NEVER – LOVE EVER” will bring forth all the essential qualities for leading a healthy life of an individual and for leading a healthy society.
Your cartoon reminded me of ” MARAM POLVAR MAKKAL PANBU ILLATHAVAR” of Thiruvalluvar’s.
The article is captioned as “A little more of…………….!. Is this not enough for a good human being?!
Thanking you Sir for sharing a little more of….YOUR thoughts with us.
Today is the day of International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave. A man is slave to an another man even in today’s world ! Slavery should go off at any cost. An individual is to be respected without negligence as all are children of God. You have correctly mentioned Abraham Lincoln as Great man as he fought slavery tooth and nail.
The Author is quite correct in telling the fact that Ego, ignorance, Jealous and fear make men as slaves.
We will have to overcome these obstacles called slaves to make us fully free.
Thanking you Sir for making everyone free on this Holy- Mother-Earth.
Madras Nalla Madras – Author sees only good things around and in the same way he sees only the first line of the famous Tamil Film song and his mind does not mind the second line of the same famous song ! But I don’t know my mind thought about the second line for a moment but recovered from that state of mind.
I could recall the Madras State as St.George Fort in 1639 and 22nd August Day becomes known as Madras Day. Thank you sir for making us remember our old city and its origin.
There were so many who fought for our Freedom from our State. Madrasi a is well known term all over the world. Not only the Author is proud of being a Madrasi but also I am proud to be a Madrasi !!
I thank you Sir ! To start with I have seen two PILLAIYARS of which one is from Bangalore Flat and one is from your chennai flat. HE is the God to remove all of our obstacles.
Your translation of VINAYAGAR STHUTHI to English is excellent sir I find BAKTHI in your lines of translation.
I wish you and your all family members a happy “vINAYAGAR CHATHRUTHI” Sir. We pray for your blessings on holy day
Sir, As you have rightly put “MAN IS WITHIN WOMAN”, man can not exist without woman. Your words are beautiful in saying the words “It is His will”. Let us welcome 2017 with “BE BOLD FOR CHANGE”.
Lord Shiva gives half of himself to HIS BELOVED showing us a fine example as he stands first in granting equal right to woman. As our earth is called “MOTHER’ , it makes all of us to be born, sit, stand, run, play, sleep and a final relaxation of rest on HER lap.
Sir, I join with you in the empowering-team of granting equal rights to our respected women. Thanks.
Sir. Good evening ! A lot many FOREIGN GODS !. Sir. I will take more time to read and respond.
I am happy to find that there are MANY GODS to show mercy on the people of this universe. Thanks.
Sir !! An interesting poem of LIGHT !! Without LIGHT our life will be in darkness. Oh ! Sun God !
Give us the light daily without fail. Only one big light and that is for the entire universe !
Thanks Sir for giving us a valuable poem of LIGHT.
Sir, Only after reading your poem, I could make out that Dhyan Chand’s birth day is being celebrated as National Sports Day in india. It is interesting to note your statement that the National Index is shown by the Sports of any nation. You have also beautifully told as Minds of the people are also easily studied through sports. All the Sports Awards are also presented today is also newly known.
Also I have gained knowledge about Dhyan chand Award is given to the life time sports achievers. We can always remember the Dhyan Chand as our Delhi national stadium is named after him.
Sports festival brings pride and joy together. It unites all the cultures of different countries and thereby our much wanted “PEACE” is obtained.
Thanking you Sir for imparting some sports knowledge!!.
A chariot is on the move- Light in the space- Bridges in the space- Power of light– Signs of devotion——-
What a wonderful spot light of LIGHT it is! The poet is delighted to see and feel the presence of LIGHT everywhere ! The Light drives the Chariot !
What happens if Light does not present itself continuously for about a week ? Then the peculiar and noble presence of LIGHT is well felt.
Feelings and emotions are coming out of Science !
A lot many FOREIGN GODS Sir. I will take more time to read and respond.
I am happy to find that there are MANY GODS to show mercy on the people of this universe.
Falls season starts. It is also beauty to see the trees throwing leaves on the ground. The September signifies the equality of day time and night time. Temperature falls down . In western countries schools restart after holidays in September first week.
First week of September is celebrated as “Insurance Week” in LIC all over India. As half year ends this month marketing force tries to find the target closer.
Let us welcome the season with joy and spirit.
Sir, A simple and nice presentation of OZONE. Yesterday we talked about Mother Nature. Today we talk about Mother’s gift “OZONE”.. Importance of its layer is well known from your poem and it protects from so many diseases. Let us protect the ozone layer to have the nice environment to live a heavenly life on this planet Earth with the many valuable gifts presented to us by the mother nature..
This much is for this Sunday story. We shall meet tomorrow!
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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,07,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 98th view at 14.15 hours today viz Sunday the 17th September 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS crossed ONE LAKH AND SEVEN THOUSAND (1,07000) from more than 210 countries around the world on the 912th day and 978th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.
Yes having served the great Life Insurance Corporation of India for more than four decades in different positions and places, I have adopted LIC as my Alma Mater where I learnt the art and Science of Life and Living! Still continue learning!
Though out of the Organization for more than sixteen years, I deem it a great pride and privilege to keep track of the happenings in my Alma Mater. In that way any policy holder known or unknown approaches me for any of his requirements, I ensure that I contact the concerned office of the Corporation and get his problems sorted out-LIC is such a great sensitive, responsive and responsible organization that I am able to be of help to those who approach me. I happily recollect the response of LIC Housing Finance Limited Chennai and Bangalore I Divisional Office to help my unseen friends from India now in US and Canada!
I have posted in this Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS several on my Alma Mater-poems and Sunday stories. In fact the first post of my Blog on 28th February 2015 was on LIC-captioned “MY TRYST WITH LIC”!
It was on first September I posted MY SWEETEST SONG –recollecting all my sweetest songs of Insurance Week Celebrations.
God’s ways are wonderful! On sixth September morning I had a pleasant call from my former Erode colleague three decades ago, who is at present in charge of Alandur Branch in Chennai as Chief Manager. After discussing my availability, he invited me to launch the newly introduced product called “LIC’s JEEVAN UTKARSH” in his office, on the sixth day event of the Insurance Week Celebrations 2017. It is a few years since I stepped into any LIC office and I was too happy to avail the opportunity and I had been to Alandhur Branch for the first time!. In a beautifully organized function well attended by the policyholders, field force and all employees, it was indeed quite heartwarming and I enjoyed every minute of my stay there.
Second from the right is the Blogger and the first is Mr. VN Murugesan, Chief Manager.
Here is a general description of the new product. For detailed discussion any one can approach the dynamic members of the marketing force anywhere in the country and very sensitive and responsive offices of the Corporation. .
LIC’s JEEVAN UTKARSH is a close ended scheme for 270days from 6th September 2017.
It is a non-linked, with profits, saving –cum- Protection plan.
This is a SINGLE PREMIUM plan
Limited period offer.
10 times life insurance cover of the invested amount.
Period of 5/10/15 years available.
Assignment/nomination facility available.
Income Tax benefit under section 80-c and 10 (10-D)of Income Tax Act allowed.
Maturity benefit: Basic Sum Assured and Loyalty Addition.
Risk cover Benefits:
First Five years: Sum Assured on death (9equal to 10 times of the tabular Single Premium.
After 5 years: Sum Assured on Death along with Loyalty addition.
Accident Death and Disability benefits available.
Loan can be availed after three months upto 90 % of the Surrender value.
Surrender value is calculated as 70% of premium in the first year and 90% thereafter.
One can join the scheme on completion of six years and before the completion of 47 years.
It is a single premium policy and the minimum is fixed at Rs75000 and there is no maximum limit.
For greater clarifications or details, the Corporation may be contacted.
Any Insurance Company anywhere in the world periodically introduce new products and the LIC is cannot be an exemption! For reference a plan number is allotted and it is 846 for this plan!
My intention of this post is just to say some details of the new product and by no means it is exhaustive or comprehensive.
WE PAY ONCE AND GET PROSPERITY WITH SECURITY!
Thus this year in a way I participated in the Insurance Week Celebrations which will be yet another sweetest song that I will be relishing in the rest of my life!
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In the last Sunday story on 27th AUGUST in the ENVIUS THOUGHTS, woman Gods in the rest of the world were portrayed, stating that Part II will deal with the India related Goddesses. Accordingly we shall now see the woman Gods in Our holy MOTHERLAND-India that is Bharath.
Adi sankara is also known as “Shanmatha sthapaka”.
Shanmata meaning “Six Religions” in Sanskrit, has its origins in the hoary past. While these Six Religions of Vedic Culture initially had separate followers, theologian Adi Shankara, the 8th century CEHindu philosopher, worked to join the adherents of the Six Religions into one through spreading his Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Adi Sankara’s followers worship one divine power, Brahman in all its six manifestations. It centers around the worship of the Six of the supreme Deities of the Vedic Religion, Shiva, Vishnu, Shakti, Ganesha, Surya and Skanda as One. This is based on the belief in the essential oneness of all deities, the unity of Godhead, the one divine power, Brahman.
AdiSankara-the exponent of Advaitha philosophy is also known as SHANMATHA STHAPAKA. Shan mathas are:Sivam, vashnavam, Saktham, Kaumaram, Ganapathyam and Sauram
SAKTHAM deals with Woman Gods of Hinduism –the main religion of
our HOLY MOTHERLAND-third biggest in the world next only to Christianity and Islam.
We have DHURGA, LAKSHNI, SARASWATHI- representing and gracing the people with VALOR, WEALTH and KNOWLEDGE.
Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of beauty, wealth and fertility has many iconic manifestations. Just as the Mother Goddess Durga has nine appellations, her daughter Lakshmi has eight different forms. This concept of Goddess Lakshmi in her eightfold form is referred to as the Ashta-Lakshmi.
Lakshmi is also considered a Mother Goddess when it comes to providing wealth in its 16 forms: knowledge, intelligence, strength, valor, beauty, victory, fame, ambition, morality, gold and other wealth, food grains, bliss, happiness, health and longevity, and virtuous offspring.
The eight forms of Ashta-Lakshmi, through their individual nature, are believed to fulfill these human necessities and desires.
The eight divine forms of Goddess Lakshmi or Ashta-Lakshmi include:
Aadi-Lakshmi The Earliest Goddess or Maha Lakshmi -The Great Goddess-
Dhana-Lakshmi or Aishwarya Lakshmi-The Goddess of Prosperity and Wealth-
3. Dhaanya-Lakshmi-Goddess of Food Grains-
4. Gaja-Lakshmi -The Elephant Goddess-
5. Santhana-Lakshmi- The Goddess of Progeny-
6. Veera-Lakshmi or Dhairya Lakshmi -The Goddess of Valor and Courage-
7. Vidya-Lakshmi (The Goddess of Knowledge)
8. Vijaya-Lakshmi or Jaya Lakshmi-The Goddess of Victory-
While having a good number of Woman Gods in the Hindu pantheon, we respect women-especially MOTHER beyond God as we start training the children with the advice “MAATHRU DHEVO BHAVA” –“Treat Mother as God”- next in line coming PITHA-(Father), GURU (Teacher) and then DHEYVAM(God)!
We treat some of the women as WALKING GODS- to quote a few Mother Theresa whose birth day felon 26th August. She was born 117 years ago and adopted India as her home and literally SHE WAS A WOMAN GOD here!
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of her birth, the government of India issued a special ₹5 coin (the amount of money Teresa had when she arrived in India) on 28 August 2010. President Pratibha Patil said, “Clad in a white sari with a blue border, she and the sisters of Missionaries of Charity became a symbol of hope to many – the aged, the destitute, the unemployed, the diseased, the terminally ill, and those abandoned by their families.”
Indian views of Teresa are not uniformly favorable. Aroup Chatterjee, a physician born and raised in Calcutta who was an activist in the city’s slums for years around 1980 before moving to the UK, said that he “never even saw any nuns in those slums”. His research, involving more than 100 interviews with volunteers, nuns and others familiar with the Missionaries of Charity, was described in a 2003 book critical of Teresa. Chatterjee criticized her for promoting a “cult of suffering” and a distorted, negative image of Calcutta, exaggerating work done by her mission and misusing funds and privileges at her disposal. According to him, some of the hygiene problems he had criticized (needle reuse, for example) improved after Teresa’s death in 1997.
Another was Mother from Arabindo Ashram, Pondicherry.
The Mother was born Mirra Alfassa in Paris on 21 February 1878. A pupil at the Academie Julian, she became an accomplished artist, and also excelled as a pianist and writer. Interested in occultism, she visited Tlemcen, Algeria, in 1905 and 1906 to study with the adept Max Theon and his wife. Her primary interest, however, was spiritual development. In Paris she founded a group of spiritual seekers and gave talks to various groups.
In 1914 the Mother voyaged to Pondicherry to meet Sri Aurobindo, whom she at once recognized as the one who for many years had inwardly guided her spiritual development. After a stay of eleven months she was obliged to return to France due to the outbreak of the First World War. A year later she went to Japan for a period of four years.
In April 1920 the Mother rejoined Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry. When the Sri Aurobindo Ashram was formed in November 1926, Sri Aurobindo entrusted its full material and spiritual charge to the Mother. Under her guidance, which continued for nearly fifty years, the Ashram grew into a large, many-faceted spiritual community. In 1952 she established Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, and in 1968 an international township, Auroville. The Mother left her body on 17 November 1973.
Yet another was known as JILLELAMUDI AMMA- from a village near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh.
There are no “good situations” or “bad situations” as such. Nor are there “good days” or “bad days” as such for anyone.
Good days, good situations, are those where you can just experience, without getting perturbed, whatever comes to you. When the fullness of your experiencing is more important to you than your usual likes and dislikes— that is what I call a good day, a good time, a good situation.
I want to tell you that both “good fortune” and “misfortune” are imaginary. They are just subjective attitudes of the mind. There is nothing objectively real about such descriptions.
I have all the same qualities which you have. I am just like you. They worship me because, owing to their purity of heart, they see the divine in me. But I am in no way different from you. I experience pain and pleasure, attachment and bereavement just as you do. The only difference is that I don’t try to shun pain and sorrow. I abandon myself to them without the least inhibition.
Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī (born Sudhamani Idamannel; 27 September 1953), better known simply as Amma (“Mother”), is a Hindu spiritual leader and guru who is revered as a saint by her followers.
In the book The Timeless Path, Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri, one of Amṛtānandamayī’s senior disciples, wrote: “The [spiritual] path inculcated by Amma is the same as the one presented in the Vedas and recapitulated in subsequent traditional scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita. Amṛtānandamayī herself says, “karma [action], jñana [knowledge] and bhakti [devotion] are all essential. If the two wings of a bird are devotion and action, knowledge is its tail. Only with the help of all three can the bird soar into the heights. She accepts the various spiritual practices and prayers of all religions as but different methods toward the same goal of purifying the mind. Along these lines, she stresses the importance of meditation, performing actions as karma yoga, selfless service, and cultivating divine qualities such as compassion, patience, forgiveness, self-control, etc. Amṛtānandamayī has said that these practices refine the mind, preparing it to assimilate the ultimate truth: that one is not the physical body and mind, but the eternal, blissful consciousness that serves as the non-dual substratum of the universe. This understanding itself Amṛtānandamayī referred to as jivanmukti [liberation while alive]. Amṛtānandamayī said, “Jivanmukti is not something to be attained after death, nor is it to be experienced or bestowed upon you in another world. It is a state of perfect awareness and equanimity, which can be experienced here and now in this world, while living in the body. Having come to experience the highest truth of oneness with the Self, such blessed souls do not have to be born again. They merge with the infinite.”
Thus Indian culture and ethos revere woman as Gods as we have seen above but several walking Gods were recognized and due respects were offered and they remain in the hearts of their devotees far and wide.
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