Swami Abhedananda -IS3

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SWAMI ABHADHANANDHA

Indian Saints and Seers are the greatest gift of our Holy Motherland
India that is Bharath! But they are for the whole world as God’s messengers.
They have gone to countries several and spread the message of peace and harmony
This series pays homage to such Saints and Seers and solicits their grac

Swami Abhedananda lived during second October Eighteen Sixty Six and
Eighth September nineteen thirty nine was a Disciple of Ramakrishna
Paramahansa.and the founder of Ramakrishna Vedanta Math. Swami Vivekananda
Sent him to the West to head the “Vedanta Society of New York” in Eighty Ninety Seven.

Abhedhanandha spread the message of “Vedanta” a theme on which
He authored several books through his life, and subsequently founded
Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, in Calcutta and Darjeeling”
He was born in north his father was Rasiklal Chandra and
His mother was Nayantara Devi. at the age of 18, while studying for the school
final examination he left his home to be with Ramakrishana during his final illness.
first at Shyampukur and then at Cossipur Garden-house near Calcutta

Group photo taken on 30 January 1887 In Baranagar Math, Kolkata.
Standing: (l–r) Swami ShivanandaSwami RamakrishnanandaSwami Vivekananda, Randhuni, Debendranath Majumdar, Mahendranath Gupta (Shri M), Swami Trigunatitananda, H.Mustafi
Sitting: (l–r) Swami NiranjananandaSwami Saradananda, Hutko Gopal, Swami Abhedananda

REMINDING REWARDS!

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My beloved father used to advise us on all possible occasions that we must be doing something extraordinary in the world that will have a positive impact on the society!

This has been working in mind right from childhood and a stage has come at the age o0f 78+ to assess whether we I could come any where near my father’s advice.

I thought of sharing my thoughts on this subject with my esteemed viewers and the result is REMINDING REWARDS!

What are the REWARDS and what do they REMIND? Here is a list of awards God has blessed me with through several organizations and individuals connected:

LIST OF AWARDS

  1. Michel Madhusudhan Award, Kolkatta
  2. Admirable Achiever Award by United Writers Associaton of India Chennai.
  3. Fellowship of the United Writers’ Association of India, Chennai.
  4. NTR All India National Admirable Achievers Award,2018- Nellore
  5. Moziyaakkach chemmal saadhanaiyaaLar Award-by South India Social Cultural Academy, Chennai
  6. SEVA RATHNA by Kanchi Mutt, Kanchipuram.
  7. National Symposium of Poets 2019 Memento by AIR Chennai
  8. Award from National Book of Records.
  9. Award Asia Pacific Book of Records 2017
  10. Thamiz Thonral Award from Solaik kuyilkaL, Chennai.

.  11. Winged Word Award of International Socio-Literary Foundation    from Mangalore

12.Best Poet of the Year 2003 –Poets International, Bangalore.

13. Membership of the “International Writers Association” USA

14.“THIRUKKURAL NGAAYIRU” TYhiruvalluvar Vaazviyal Neri Sangam, Chennai

15.“Sirandha Manidha Neyar virudhu” –Karunaik karangaL, Chennai

16. Word press University’s LEIBSTER AWARD

17. Word press University’s Versatile Blogger Award.

18. World Records University UK ‘s Doctorate.

19. ARIVUK KALANJIYAM Award by MTS Academy, Chennai

20. Flamingo Award 2016 from Sulur Peta, AP

21. Flamingo Poetry Festival 2019 Certificate, Nellore

22. National Insurance Academy Pune 1998

23. INTHAMIZ INIYAR AWARD, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai.

24. KAVI MUKIL Award 2011, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai

25. Certificate from Amravati Poetic Prism 2016 Vijayawada,AP

26. World Academy of Arts and Culture certificate 2007, Chennai

27. Ilakkiyach ChudaroLi 2018, Chennai

28. Ilakkiyath thenral 2018, Chennai

29. Writers Forum Ranchi 1995,

30. Kavich chudaroLi 2017, Chennai.

31.Sindhanaich chirpi, Chennai

32. Kavi Nilavu, Chennai

33. Natchaththirak kavi, 2018, Chennai.

34. THANJAVOORIN PERUMAIK KURIYAVAR 2018-Ilakkiyaccholai, Chennai

35. 11th International Poetry Festival Certificate 2018, Guntur

36. Pongal Award 2019, Ilakkiyach cholai , Chennai

37. Kavimaamani- Kabilar Muthamiz sangam, Thirukkoyilur 2019.

38. World Union of Poets Italy Hon. Member of the WPU-Italy.2019.

39. Madurai Thisradwani Award 2013 for Translation of Pancha Rathna Keerthanas to Tamil from Telugu, Madurai

40. Jayendra Saraswathi Award 2013,

41. Kavich chigaram 2019, Chennai

42. “NEYA SUDAROLI” award, Kavi Oviya in May 2019.

43. ”விடுதலைக் கவிஞர்” 17/5/19 அனைத்துலக தமிழ் மன்றம்

44. Kannadasan Award-16.6.19 iLAKKIYACCHOLAI

45. National Icon Award from the Global Records and Research Foundation

 

I will be doing injustice to the Organizations and individuals if I discuss how far I deserve these Rewards as they are all great in their own way and have not given the rewards casually or just like that for fun. They have their consideration before deciding on the reward and to whom they are given.

Just an ordinary Mathematics graduate of 1961 through Alagappa College affiliated to Madras University and employed in premier Life Insurance Corporation of India for four decades and more- nothing to do with literature! But almost all the above rewards are for literary achievements only! That looks a paradox!

God’s grace propelled an urge in me and in deference to my father’s constant motivation to achieve something in life I put up my efforts and the result is seen in the above rewards.

செயற்கரிய செய்வார் பெரியர்; சிறியர்

செயற்கரிய செய்கலா தார்     (குறள் 26)

The small the path of ease pursue

The great achieve things rare to do (KuraL 26)

I used to say that Thiruvalluvar from his heavenly abode guide me ever and takes me by his hand once I step out of my home and bring me back safe and sound along with Barathiyar and Mahatma Gandhi! In conjunction with my father’s dinning, I put in my efforts in the literary field and by HIS grace, I could achieve something and the lst furnished above is a proof.

BUT THEN……………………………….These REWARDS are constantly REMINDING me not to feel great and take rest but go on with your efforts.

Yes that is how I would say about my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com which is today 1594 days old with 1637 posts- without a day’s break since 25th February 2015! This Blog has earned me a place of HONOR in the ASIA-PACIFIC BOOK OF RECORDS which in turn has made the WORLD RECORDS UNIVERSITY UK to offer me an honorary Doctorate.

The NATIONAL ICON Reward by the GLOBAL RECORD AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION is based on the Blog crossing TWO LAKH VIEWS from more than 200 countries in the world! This constantly reminds me to continue a post every day without fail ‘as long as possible’! – of course “as long as possible” is a million dollar question!

Writing a poem every day from Monday to Saturday and a Sunday story  for every Sunday quite a drain on my mind and body. But these REMINDING REWARDS make me not to look back but proceed with my work –doing as a duty- leaving the fruit for God to decide. BUT DUTY IS OF COURSE A PLEASURE!

Well my dear viewers-sufficient I believe for the week. More than TWO LAKH VIEWS of the Blog, REMINDING REWARDS will give me strength sufficient to think and write every day without fail with God’s GRACE AND BLESSINGS!

My only request and appeal to all my esteemed viewers is only to give me your honest feedback on the Blog and if you feel either the lay out, topics, contents, method will make you more at ease in viewing, definitely I will improve my style. After all a writer, a poet or a singer only needs his admirers to be at ease and comfort and enjoy. Be free to send your kind feedback. We shall meet tomorrow and till then may GOD BE WITH YOU! GOOD BYE!

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REMINDER OF REWARDS
COME WHAT MAY! CONTINUE YOUR LITERARY ACTIVITIES TO DO AND ACHIEVE SOMETHING GREAT AND YOUR BELOVED FATHER FROM HIS HEAVENLY ABODE WILL ENJOY AND CONTINUE HIS BLESSINGS TO YOU.
GOD ALWAYS STANDS BY THE SIDE OF THE TRUE, SINCERE AND HONEST WORKERS WHEREVER THEY ARE AND WORKING.
REWARDS OR NO REWARDS, WORK CONSCIENTIOUSLY -“ACTION IS THY DUTY-FRUIT IS NOT THY CONCERN” LORD KRISHNA’S DIVINE WORDS. WHAT HE TOLD ARJUNA EQUALLY APPLIES TO ALL ON EARTH!
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SREE SREE THAKUR

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The holy land of India that is Bharath gave birth to hundreds
Of Saints and Sages, Gurus and Seers to guide all here and all over!
A guru is a “teacher, spiritual guide, godman,”. A guru, must go
Through a standard initiation process Diksha, where he receives mantra.

ENVIUS THOUGHTS to carry to the extent possible every day
Some thing about one such Saint. Today is on SREE SREE THAKUR
Anukulchandra_Chakravarty”>Anukulchandra Chakravarty ‘Sree Sree Thakur’
Born o9n fourteenth September Eighteen Eighty Eight.

Sree Sree Thakur a medical practitioner after his study
From Kolkata Medical College. left his established medical
Practice to his friend and established Satsang Himaitpur
On Second September Nineteen Forty Six before Partition
Of India, moved to Deoghar in India from his birthplace Pabna.
Satsang currently has its main center. Thakur died in January Sixty Nine.

 

SREE SREE THAKUR’S MESSAGE

“The degeneration of humanity began at that moment when the unseen God was made infinite and, ignoring the seers, the worship of their sayings began. Oh mankind! If you desire to invoke your good, forget sectarian conflict. Be regardful to all the past prophets. Be attached to your living master or God and take only those who love Him as your own. Because all the past prophets are consummated in the divine man of the present.” Anukulchandra did not accept anyone as his disciple if he or she wanted to change his or her faith.  Anukulchandra advocated that people of all faiths could come together and strengthen communal harmony.”

TILL WE SEE THE HEAVEN!

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Great country, great people
Noble thoughts, noble deeds
Hallowed Himalayas, reverberating rivers
Fertile fields, magnificent minerals
Fascinating forests, flora and fauna
Lovely languages, lovely people
Seers and saints, philosophers and scientists
Variety of knowledge, variety of culture
Unity in diversity all that we nurture
Love is God, Truth is God
All that we preach sure with nod
Values of life piously pursued!
Ichobad – glory going?

Old order changeth yielding place to new
New order bringeth glory in high view
Along with growth, greed and selfishness in a few
Negative values spread in all its hue!

Older people lamenting loss of values
Younger ones losing faith in moral values
Middle ones mooring neither here nor there
Ship of the Nation inching without care!

What a great people
What a great fall
Violence, betrayal, backstabbing
Jealousy, ingratitude, high cheating
Falsehood, corruption, dishonesty
Deceptions, treachery, infidelity
All that hinders Nation’s progress
All that plunders people’s wealth
All we need is a Mahatma’s lead
All we plead is noble deed
Another form of freedom struggle
To ensure peace and plenty free from peril!
Shall we get another Mahatma
To involve the intellectuals
To galvanize the society
To integrate the fractured nation
To infuse faith and confidence
To inject oneness and brotherhood
To lift us from lethargy and indifference!

Of! my beloved Mother Bharath!
Let me set my vision so high
Let my Bharath soar to sky
Let these winged words fly and fly
Till we see the Heaven so nice!

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“GREAT RAINS” GIFT OF NATURE/ GOD A HUMBLE PRAYER.

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Middle of JUNE is gone-gone sans rains-my God or Nature Why this punishment
To me a citizen of Chennai. I know I have not been good to any,
I do not love all,  serve all-though I say help ever hurt never, I follow not strict
I deserve to be denied of Thy grace Lord Varuna- but not my kith and kin here!

By now year after year we use to get the grace of Rain God –and blessed
With RAIN- this year not till now!. Prayers are on seeking your grace
Every nook and corner- Be kind enough to bring in RAIN to this starved city
Of Chennai. For drinking water and other purposes we do not get water enough.

We pay heavily and exorbitantly for the little water, to those who help us
We can only pray, beg you to bring us rains and do rain water harvesting!
Oh! Lord Varuna-Rain God- kindly lend us your ears and bless us with rain
May all  living beings humans and  animals, trees and plants get their thirst quenched!

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CRAZY MOHAN ON PARTHI BABA

 

Painting of Sathya Sai Baba by Crazy Mohan

67 year old Mr Crazy Mohan, an Engineering Graduate from Guindy College of Engineering Chennai, one of the leading actors in the Tamil tinsel world was a staunch devotee of Puttaparthi Sathya Saibaba. Mr. Mohan  also a Tamil poet wrote the Tamil poem given below after Mahasamadhi of Swami.

Unfortunately Mr. Mohan, known as CRAZY MOHAN passed away on 12th inst. and as a tribute to Mr. Crazy Mohan’s  devotion to Swami, ENVIUS THOUGHTS presents today  the poems in Tamil and duly translated to English for the read and response  of our esteemed viewers.

Crazy Mohan’s poem on Swami

கெட்டபுத்தி நீக்கி, கலியில் அடியார்க்கு
இட்டபூர்த்தி செய்து இகபரத்தை – புட்டபர்த்தி
சாயி பகவான், சகஜமாய்த் தந்தவர்
போயி வருவார் புவிக்கு….(1)

சத்திய சாந்த சிவசுந் தரமாக
இத்தரை தோன்றும் இதுவுறுதி – அத்தினம்
நோயிநொடி இல்லா நிலையிங்(கு) உருவாக
சாயி பகவான் சரண்….(2)

நகரசங் கீர்த்தனையாய் நாமெல்லாம் சேர்ந்து
அகர உகர மகர – சிகரத்தை
சாயிராம் என்றுரத்துச் சொல்லிக் குரல்கொடுப்போம்
பாயுவார் மீண்டும் புவிக்கு….(3)

கரசே வகர்கள் கடைசியாய்க் காண
வருசமயம் தாராய் வரங்கள் – அரசியல்
வ்யாபா ரிகள்வந்தால் வீறுகொண்டு வானிருந்து
பாபா அரிமாவாய்ப் பாய்….(4)

அல்லாவும் ஏசுவும் கல்லாலின் ஈசனும்
பல்லா யிரக்கணக்கில் பக்தரும் – எல்லோரும்
சாயி பகவான் சமாதி அடைந்திடும்
கோயில் புகுந்தார் குனிந்து….(5)….

– கிரேசி மோகன்

 

Translation in English:

Ridding bad qualities, in this Kali age, of his devotees
Fulfilling their desires both here and hereafter – Like breeze
Puttaparthi Sai Bhagawan blessed us fine
He will be back on this Earth again (1)

Truth and peace, auspiciousness and beauty
Will fill this Earth with certainty
That day will end all illness and suffering
In Sai Bhagawan we take refuge, as offering. (2)

We get together to do nagara sankeerthanam
Reach the peaks of akaram, ukaram and makaram
Let us give a loud chorus of His divine name
And he will rush back to this Earth again (3)

When those who serve come for Darshan last
Bless them with boons, kind and fast
When political brokers stand in line
From above please roar like a lion (4)

Allah and Jesus and Easwara under the Tree
Millions of devotees – and everyone
Enter the temple with heads down
Where Bhagawan settled in Mahasamadhi (5)

Crazy Mohan

A Blogger’s Prayer -MY PRAYER.

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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!

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FIRST EVER TAMIL TRANSLATION OF THYAGARAJA’S TELUGU “PANCHA RATHNA KEERTHANAS ” into TAMIL -in 272 years – translated by me to the original  raga and Tala rendered by the Madurai team Smt. Ranganayaki Sachidanandam, Vocal, Sri Sachidanandam Violin and Dr. K Thiyagarajan, Mridangam is available as CD with a booklet costing Rs 150/- with me in- N V Subbaraman, 12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Chennai 600101, Ph:04426544950/9840477552.

email id: nvsubbaraman@gmail.com

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