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Stress and strain part of our life-age and employment, wealth and health
Have little to impact-negative or positive, negative and positive! a paradox!
What stress can do can be experienced- more important is to be aware of stress
And the ways to be away from or not to fall a victim to stress!

Today April sixteenth is National Stress Awareness Day. The day
Designed by the Health Resource Network in nineteen ninety two to raise
Awareness of stress. Day is a chance to take a deep breath and relax.
Stress has a negative effect on the immune system -research has proved.

Chronic stress takes greater toll on our body than acute stress.
Raises blood pressure, increases the risk of heart attack and stroke,
Anxiety and depression, hastens the aging process.
Stress is one omnipresent
Easily coped sure by the competent
On the body and on the mind
On the soul and on the intellect
Age and sex, wealth and status
Stress of-course has little respect!

Faith in God, self and people
Fair to all with love and scruple
Thoughts noble and deeds worthy
Happy hobbies and habits healthy
Yoga sure a medicine for stress
Love for nature, animals and people
Through stress and strain nothing can topple!

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Holiest day in a year is tomorrow-GANDHI JAYANTHI DAY
Great Father of our sacred Motherland- India that is Bharath-Way
Ahead of many world countries in aspects several thanks to his vision
Whose unceasing efforts and unparalleled leadership guided with a mission!

The whole nation owes for eternity its gratitude and respect great.
Unfortunate that the murderer of that great soul is sought to be honored
With statues and books on the wretched; no redemption for the ungrateful;
On this day sacred and holy, let us resolve to uphold Gandhism-be redeemed!

Truth and non-violence when adopted as solution for all evils
Peace and harmony will rule the Society and throw away all ills.
Sure not theoretical or bookish but was demonstrated by him
Hail that great Mahatma- revered by the world around, our minds trim!


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Sure I know I came from my mother’s womb
And equally sure I will be interned in tomb
When and how is only the question
About which I don’t worry now is certain!

During this life what I do is important
How I behave and serve my kith is pertinent
Before birth and after death, Hell or Heaven
None can tell me in valid pattern
Mystery it is that none from Hell or Heaven
Chose to brief me on how are matters! !

Hell, one says, is nothing but torture and agony
Heaven, other admits, is full of joy and nectar
Hell, one says, is reserved for the wicked and sinners
Heaven, other admits, is meant for the kind and sacred!

To me Hell or Heaven is here and now

Well in the manner I think, speak and vow
To do things in style that will bring joy
To think of things that will bring cheers
To speak of words that emit sweetness
To one and all my brothers in distress!

Why think of unseen Hell or unknown Heaven
While Hell or Heaven is made by you and me seven!

Resolve to provide Heavenly joy and nectar
And give best you can to every sector!


Fire Of Life I’m Burnt!


Was born in the world with all that is best
As babe, had all joys the world could provide
No deceit, no mischief at best or worst
No envy, no rancor none to divide!

Lo, the age that came wrought all the woes
Avarice, treachery, dishonest deeds
Repelled all the good, friends turned to foes
Hypocrisy, double speak brought all the rot
Fame and name, joy and wealth, carnal pleasures
Yielded place to all the treasures of the past.
Life proved to be nothing but dull and dust
Life’s values gave place to none worthwhile
No, no more pains and pangs of life for a while
I fall upon the fire of life, I’m burnt!


A saint poet of world renown from India

Gave his magnum opus Thirukkural kindly

Two thousand years ago quite relevant now

On his birth day today in reverence we bow!


Think of great couplets thirteen hundred and thirty

In ancient language Tamil with all beauty

All subjects under the sun one can think of sure

Dealt with in wonderful words of wisdom quite pure!


Poet Bharathi’s was not an exaggeration

When with joy, proclaimed in all appreciation:

“Giving Valluvan to this wonderful world

Great Tamilnadu attained sky high fame quite bold”!


Universal message Thirukkural gives nice

For the people over the world to follow wise.

Translated in all world languages respected

Next only to Bible and Quoran quite sacred!


Born in the family of weavers in Chennai

Made Tamilnadu and India proud with his

Words of wisdom of eternal truth in the world

Stand tall to help and guide the people in the globe bold!


“Valluvar Kottam” in Chennai put up in memory of the Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar.







Chapter  Nineteen

அதிகாரம் 19



1 அறம்கூறான் அல்ல செயினும் ஒருவன்

புறம்கூறல் என்றல் இனிது.

Aram kooraan alla seyinum oruvan

Puramkooral enral inithu.

Though speaks not virtues

Good not to back- bite others

That brings him tributes!

Even though one is not very virtuous and being accused of, it will be great and he will be praised if he does not indulge in backbiting. (181)

  1. அறன் அழீஇ அல்லவை செய்தலின் தீதே

புறன் அழீஇப் பொய்த்து நகை.

Aran azhee alavai seydhalin theethae

Puran azheep poyththu nagai.

It is worse than sin

To backbite and in ones front

Talk nice and smile thin!

It is worse than non-virtuous, when in the absence of the ‘other’ indulges in back biting the ‘other’.          (182)

  1. புறம்கூறிப் பொய்த்துயிர் வாழ்தலின் சாதல்

அறம்கூறும் ஆக்கம் தரும்.

Puramkoorip poyththuyir vaazdhalin saadhal

Aramkoorum aakkam tharum.

Death is sure better

Than backbiting and deceit

God bestows glitter!

Scriptures will say that it is ideal to suffer poverty and penury and die instead of living with ignominy of backbiting.                            (183)

  1. கண்நின்று கண்அறச் சொல்லினும் சொல்லற்க

முன்இன்று பின்நோக்காச் சொல்.

kaN ninru kaNarach sollinum sollarka

Mun inru pinnoakkaach chol.

Speak with compassion

Or not in front; back biting

Be shunned with passion!

Whether we speak kindly and with compassion on the face of one or not, we are not to indulge in back biting and speak ill of others in their absence. (184)

5 அறம்சொல்லும் நெஞ்சத்தான் அன்மை புறம்சொல்லும்

புன்மையால் காணப் படும்

Aram sollum nenjaththaan anmai puramsollum

Punmaiyaal kaaNappadum.

Speaking wise and nice

With deceit in mind is seen

Through backbiting vice!

One can understand the hollowness of a person who speaks of virtues without ant intension of following by the way in which he speaks ill of others in their back a cruel vice.                     (185)

6  பிறன் பழி கூறுவான் தன்பழி யுள்ளும்

திறந்தெரிந்து கூறப் படும்..

Piranpazi kooruvaan thanpazhi yuLLum

Thirantherindhu koorap padum.

Back biting begets

Back biting sure from others

Shun the vice – target!

The one who speaks ill of the other in his back must be prepared to accept and analyse what is being spoken about him in his back. (186)

  1. பகச்சொல்லிக் கேளிர்ப் பிரிப்பர் நகச்சொல்லி

நட்பாடல் தேற்றா தவர்.

Pagachchchollik kaeLirp pirippar nagachcholli

Natpaadal thaetraa dhavar.

Divide by backbite

Unite not with pleasing words

Sure to hell they ride!

The one who does not know how to speak kind and earn friendship is likely to lose his other friends by speaking ill of them in their back. (187)

  1. துன்னியார் குற்றமும் தூற்றும் மரபினார்

என்னைகொல் ஏதிலார் மாட்டு.

Thunniyaar kutramum thootrum marabinaar

Ennaikkol aedhilaar maattu.

Who tom-toms friends’ fault

Sure to back bite the others

A joy to him smart!

If those who speak ill of their own friends in their absence,  how much they will backbite those who are not their friends and that indeed will be a joy for them.  (188)

  1. அறன்நோக்கி ஆற்றுங்கொல் வையம் புறம்நோக்கிப்

புன்சொல் உரைப்பான் பொறை.?

Aran noakki aatrungkol vaiyam puramnoakkip

Puncol uraippaan porai?

May be earth feels sad

To hold the sinner on hand

The backbiter bad!

Probably Mother earth feels it is her duty to hold even the sinners who speak ill of others in their absence and yet the Earth may feel sad. (189)

10.ஏதிலார் குற்றம்போல் தன்குற்றம் காண்பிற்கின்

தீதுஉண்டோ மன்னும் உயிர்க்கு.

Aedhilaar kutrampoal thankutram kaaNpirkin

Theedhu uNdoa mannum uyirkku.


If one deems faults find

In others his, shuns backbite

No harm to mankind!


How nice it will be if the one who finds fault of others and backbite, to find out their own and give up backbiting?                            (190)