ITHAKA Poem 8

POEM 8

THE BLACK HERALDS

A protest for the killing of George Floyd
There are blows in life, so hard . . . I don’t know!
Blows like the hate of God; as if before them, the undertow of
Everything suffered is embedded in the soul . . .I don’t know!
They are few; but they exist . . . They open dark furrows in the fiercest
face and on the strongest back. Perhaps they are the foals of barbaric
Attilas; or the black heralds sent to us by Death.

They are the deep falls of the Christs of the soul, of some adorable faith,
Blasphemed by Destiny. Those bloody blows are the crackling of
Some bread that burns at the oven door.
And the man . . . the poor, the poor man! He turns his eyes, as when a
Slap on the shoulder summons us; he turns his crazed eyes, and
All that he has lived wells up, like a pool of guilt in his gaze.
There are blows in life, so hard . . . I don’t know!

CESAR VALLEJO, Peru (1892–1938)

Translation Germain Droogenbroodt – Stanley Barkan

In Tamil

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கருப்புத் தூதர்!

ஜார்ஜ் ஃப்ளாய்டைக் கொன்றதற்கு ஓர் எதிர்ப்பு
வாழ்வில் எத்தனையோ கடுமையான அடிகள்
எனக்குத் தெரியவில்லை.
அவர்முன் இருக்கும்
இறைவனின் வெறுப்பைப் போன்ற
அனுபவிக்கும் இன்னல்கள் எல்லாம் ஆன்மாவின் அடியில் புதைந்திருப்பதை இழுத்துச் செல்லும்…..
எனக்குத் தெரியவில்லை
அவைகள் சிலவே- இருப்பினும் இருக்கின்றன!
பயங்கரமான முகத்திலும்
வலிமையான முதுகிலும்
தடங்களைப் பதிக்கின்றன.

காட்டுமிராண்டித்தனமான அட்டிலஸ்ஸின்
வாரிசுகள். அல்லது இறப்பு நமக்கு அனுப்பிய கருப்புத் தூதர்கள்!!
அவைகள் ஆன்மாவில் இருக்கும் கிறிஸ்துவின் ஆழமான தடங்கள்
போற்றத்தக்க நம்பிக்கையின் தடங்கள்
விதிவசத்தால் தெய்வ நிந்தனையானது.

அந்த மோசமான அடிகள்
சூட்டடுப்பில் எரியும் சில ரொட்டித்துண்டுகள் வெடிப்பது போன்றது.
மனிதன் பாவம், பாவப்பட்டவன்.
தோளில் அடி விழும்பொழுது
கண்களைத்திருப்பிக் கொள்கிறான்
வெறி மிகுந்த கண்களை கொள்கிறான்!
இதுவரை வாழ்ந்தது ஊற்றெடுக்கின்றன
பார்வையில் குற்றக் குளம்
வாழ்வில் கடினமான அடிகள்
எனக்குத் தெரியவில்லை!

 

1892-1938 காலத்திய பெரு நாட்டுக் கவிஞன் செஸார் வலேஜோ இயற்றியது.

CESAR VALLEJO, Peru (1892–1938)

மொழிமாற்றம் ஜெர்மன்ப்ரூடி-ஸ்டேன்லி பார்கன்.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04th July-Vivekananda’s Death Anniversary.

Death Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda | English News Portal

 

Men may come and men may go but going man leaves his foot prints great
Not to get erased for decades and centuries! Here is one above
Birth and Death Anniversaries come and go and people recall and
Revere! India that is Bharath has a lot of men of gold !

Death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is today
Fourth July -hundred and eighteenth anniversary of Swami
Vivekananda – Punyatithi or Mahasamadhi.  messenger
Uplifted the dying spirit of Indians. reminded us
Of our past glory, and our present wretched condition and what bright
Future holds for us..  “Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached.”

He died at an early age of thirty nine on July fourth Nineteen not two.
Known in  pre-monastic life as Narendra Nath Datta, revived
Vedanta and took to the world.  mentor and Guru Sri Ramakrishna
Paramahamsa guided him on the spiritual path.
After the passing away of Sri Ramakrishna, under the leadership of
Swami Vivekananda, disciples of Sri Ramakrishna formed a new monastic Brotherhood. Swamiji was not happy with a settled monastic life.
He took the teachings of his Guru to the world.after discovery of real India.

When Guru Ramakrishna had said to Swami Vivekananda, 'Your bones ...

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses   2,52,000 views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 115th  view at 15.15 hrs  yesterday viz Friday   the 03 rd July 2020, (03/07/2020) , total views of the BLOG  crossed  the great figure   TWO LAC AND FIFTY TWO THOUSAND (2, 52, 000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1985th day and 2044th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

LEGION OF MARY

Legion of Mary

Second July today indeed a holy day for all- Christianity prime
The day Mary showed HERSELF to the world in places several
Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members
Developed by prayer and  co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work.
Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual.
The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of
Families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through
Every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish.
Every legionary carries out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith.

The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the
Sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate,
Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbor.
First meeting of the Legion of Mary took place in Myra House, Francis Street,
Dublin, Ireland, Nineteen Twenty One.very beneficial consequences for the mission of the Catholic Church and, in a special way, for millions of Members of Christ’s Lay faithful who would serve in the Legion

 

GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS-June 1st.

 

Global Day of Parent's 2019: History and Significance

June First is today-Global Day of Parents. Yes very holy day indeed!
In India that is Bharat our homeland parents are placed before
Teacher and God – Matha. Pitha, Guru, Dhaivam- mother,father
Teacher and God!What a noble tribute to our parents-nothing further!

The Global Day of Parents announced by the United Nations
General Assembly in Two thousand Twelve with a resolution  and
Honors parents throughout the world.  Day provides chance to
Appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to
Children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

Family has  responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children
And that children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, Should grow up in a family  atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.
United nations or not, Indian culture injected this in our blood
And equally implies that children when grown up have to take care
Of parents in their old age!- NO OLD AGE HOME FOR PARENTS SURE!
Let us on this holy day resolve to follow our culture  with devotion!

Respect your parents, teachers and mentors

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TALE OF A BLOGGER 40

PRESS AND ENVIUS THOUGHTS! – Envius Thoughts

TWO THOUSANDth POST

2000th Post

Yes, today it is 2000th post-and hence the TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 40!

Today is not a Sunday but  it is  2000th post. It is Wednesday 27th May.  Any how I am the monarch of all I survey as for as the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS is concerned! I am the writer, Editor, a viewer –thank God I am not the only viewer- more than 2 lakhs viewers are there! PLEASE LOOK FOR THIS SUNDAY STORY also  on 31st May.

1947 days are over since the Blog was launched on 25th February 2015  and today is 1948th day and the post is 2000th without any break. God has been kind enough to bless with physical, mental and intellectual strength to continue this passion sans any break. This Tale has become a Wednesday STORY instead of  SUNDAY STORY!

The blog’s esteemed viewers appear to be reasonably satisfied with the contents and presentation as is seen from the following increasing number of views gradually but steadily though slight depression will be there on a few days.

20/05/2020 1941st day 1992nd post        2,46,000 views

14/05/2020 1935th day 1983rd post      2,45,000 views

06/05/2020 1927th day 1972nd post       2,44,000 views

26/04/2020  1917th day 1961st post      2,43,000 views

16/04/2020   1907th day   1949th post     2,42,000 views.

Well, during the period covered by the last fifty posts, flood of water has flown under Ganges!

The whole world continues to be flooded with CORONA VIRUS and it is several days we see the people walking or biking on the roads! It is estimated by the scientists that the total weight of the CORONA VIRUS in the ENTIRE WORLD is JUST ONE GRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is what I wrote a small note to my friends in Chennai and some outsiders:

“Men
May walk
May not walk
On the road!
May bike
May not bike
On the road!
But I
Go on
Watching from my balcony
A few who do,
Dogs running here and there barking,
Crows flying in the blue sky
Jumping from branch of
One tree to another.
Tree branches swinging,
This side and that side
Because of wind,
Or because of swinging wind blows?”

Yes today’s CONCERN, WORRY, botheration, thoughts, talks writings  and so on are about that monster virus all over the world called CORONA supposed to have originated from our neighbor CHINA. All are locked in and are under punishment of “STAY AT HOME”! No schools, no colleges, no offices, no factories, no trains, no flights, no transportation, no temples, no churches, no mosques, no Gurudwaras, no eating houses- big or small , palace like hotels or roadside eateries! People depending on daily wages for their food go and stand in queues waiting for the supply of food by generous and philanthropic minded people, institutions and organizations as they do not earn anything to have food these days! No schools, colleges, examinations till June end!

DISTANCING- individual and social is claimed to be one of the effective ways of combating the evil not suffered in the known history of mankind in the recent or distant past.   No face masks, no gloves, no sanitizers!!!!  As of now up to twenty seventh MAY no getting out of home – likely to be extended again and again!

Here is a tribute to this Blogger – deserving or undeserving?????????

Feedback from Mathew Eapen, American blogger’s society member based at New York…

*Dr NVS is the only blogger we have seen in the history of blogging-Doing with out any returns…We have seen many bloggers doing for monitory benefits through advertisement..

His personal blogs are truly great… Earlier the Ginger one has gone viral in bloggers group.. Really a unique blog👍🏼

Now CVK @66…Though I have not seen CVK, I have a clear and vivid picture about him… Great man with a social orientation…Need to appreciate such people..If many CVKs are born , world will be a better place to live*

Rich tribute paid by New York blogger Mathew Eapen, I accept with all humility and thank him for his love and kindness. I only pray God that I continue with greater quality of content and presentation.

I do hope that this Wednesday TALE OF THE BLOGGER Part 40 would have been interesting. Next Sunday Story topic as it is left to the imagination of our esteemed viewers ! Till then Bye!

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Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji May 26th.

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Guru Govind Singji.

Freedom that we enjoy today is the result of freedom struggle
Under  our Father of the Nation Mahatmaji -all Indians
Irrespective  of their religion-came together and struggled
Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Jains all together!

Twenty Sixth May today is the Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun
Devji of Punjab.
Guru Arjun Dev born in April Fifteen Sixty Three Goindval,
To father  to become Guru Ramdas and his mother’s  Mata Bhani.
Arjan Dev’s  grandfather  Guru Amardas and his father Guru Ramdas
Were  the third and fourth Gurus of the Sikhs.
Became the fifth Guru of the Sikhs after the death of his father.

Guru Arjun laid the foundation of the Golden Temple  in Amritsar.
Also designed the four doors in a gurdwara – the Sikh places of worship – Proclaimed that “My faith is for the people of all castes and all creeds from whichever direction they come and to whichever direction they bow.”
He also declared that all Sikhs should donate a tenth of their earnings to charity.
His enduring legacy to the Sikh faith  compiling  all  the past Gurus’
Writings into one book – the holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.
Guru Arjun Dev included the compositions of both Hindu and Muslim saints
Consistent with the teachings of Sikhism and the Gurus.

Muslim Mughal Emperor Jahangir imposed a fine  and
Demanded that Guru Arjun erase some of the hymns
He found offensive. According to the Sikh tradition,
Guru refused to remove the lines and pay the fine,
For which  he was  tortured  and executed.

On this day full reading of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib is done.
With a procession with the Sri Guru Granth Sahib,
And sweets are offered to the general public outside gurdwaras.

Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji in Punjab in 2020

Amritsar Golden Temple.
P.S. Please look for historic TWO THOUSANDTH POST in the Blog to come  tomorrow- 27/05/2020 TALE OF  A BLOGGER PART 40

FIRST INDIAN WOMAN ON MT. EVEREST!

Bachendri Pal-IndiaTV

In the year 1984, Bachendri Pal became the first Indian woman and fifth woman in the world to reach on top of Mount Everest.

Himalayas -the Home of Lord Shiva and sages several!
As the loftiest mountains on Earth,  Himalayas  embody
Highest ideals and aspirations. sight of their sublime peaks,
Soaring high and clean above the dusty, congested plains ,
For centuries inspired visions of transcendent splendor and
Spiritual liberation. Puranas, ancient works of Hindu mythology,
Say of  Himalayas: In the space of a hundred ages of the Gods,
Glories of Himachal where Siva dwells and where the Ganges
Falls like the tendril of a lotus from the foot of Vishnu.
In no other mountains  Found Mount Kailas and Lake Manasarovar.
As the dew is dried up By the morning sun, so are the sins of
Mankind by the sight of Himachal!
We salute  first Indian woman Bachendra Pal who reached the great peak!

Everest kalapatthar.jpg

MOUNT EVEREST

SCINTILLATING SIXTY SIX!

Known as “C V K” great Advocate and the founder Secretary of JBNFOWA

Jeevan Bima Nagar Flat Owners Welfare Association, Chennai
Leading  office bearer of Chennai High Court Advocates Association
Kind hearted and humanitarian yet fighting for social justice
Believing in equality, loving all living creatures, helping poor and needy!
Turning to ANGEL NUMBER SIXTY SIX this day Twenty Second May!
Celebrating his birth day in advance:
“Today’s Non Veg biriyani sponsored by our CVK of Fortieth Block
On the occasion of his sixty sixth  birthday on Twenty Second May! We wish him advance happy birthday.”

Angel Number Sixty Six comprise of the vibrations and energies of the number 6 Doubled and amplified. Number 6 carries the attributes of humanitarianism, Community, service to others, home and family, domesticity and social Responsibility, gracegratitude and simplicity. Number 6 also relates to material Issues and provision. Number 66 is a powerful number of unconditional love, Healing and faith and trust in the Divine.Angel Number 66 is a message from  Angels to put your faith and trust in the benevolence of the Universe as your daily Needs are continually met. The angels are assisting, guiding and supporting him With manifesting his goals, desires and wishes. Keep his thoughts positive.

Angel Number 66 also asks him to balance your physical, material and spiritual Lives. Focusing on his spirituality and living a conscientious and purposeful lifestyle Ensures that his material needs are met as he serves his Divine life mission. Give any fears or anxieties about your monetary and material issues to the angels for healing and transmutation, and trust that as you live your spiritual truths all of your needs will be provided for. Be open to receiving and accepting help and assistance from his angels, the spiritual realm and other people in his life.

Angel Number 66 also suggests that all is well in regards to his home and family life. Enjoys his relationships and the companionship of those close to him and gives love freely and unconditionally.

ENVIUS THOUGHT encouraged by SHRI Vijayakumar Chelliah by his responses

WISHES VERY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY!

May 21st- Holy Thurs Day-

Maundy Thursday 2020 - Calendar Date

May Twenty first is today -indeed a holy day for the Christian
Faith all over! Ascension Day Twenty Twenty! observed today!
Ascension Day also called Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ,
Ascension Thursday and Holy Thursday is held on a Thursday
Fortieth  day of Easter- after Easter Sunday!.

Daily prayer:

Jesus, through the immaculate heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your sacred heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all the apostles of prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

Ascension Day

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 2,46,000 views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 141st view at 23.00 hrs yesterday viz Wednesday   the 20th May 2020, (20/05/2020) , total views of the BLOG  crossed  the   figure   TWO LAC AND FORTY SIX THOUSAND (2, 46, 000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1941st day and 1992nd post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.
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ARE YOU A GANDHIAN?

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“06/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: Larry Ellison has following queries

1) Is NVS a Gandhian
06/05/2020  Subbaraman NV: I cannot claim to be. Right from childhood I deem Gandhiji a demi God. To the extent possible I practice.
07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: As per Larry Ellison, India is currently deviating from Gandhian ways
, 07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: Like secularism
07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: Larry wants NVS to be an activist
07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: He says huge following will be there
, 07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: People are not happy the way Indian democracy is moving
07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: He says why people like NVS are silent
07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: In spite of huge followers in Blog
07/05/2020] Subbaraman NV: I shall get back – so nice of him and you!”

Esteemed viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS, I am sure would have made out why and how this week’s Sunday story!!!!!!!!!!!
The above is a chat with one of my closest co residents of my great mini ‘Baratha Vilasam colony’ Jeevan Bima Nagar, promoted by Life Insurance Corporation of India, my Alma master- with 944 flats for the policyholders of LIC, of whom I am also one notwithstanding the fact that I have served for more than four decades this mammoth Organization in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu etc.! Mr. Suresh Mathew my close friend has gone to US on an official work and caught up there thanks to ALL POWERFUL CORONA!

There are so many “isms” in the world and one is GANDHISM and one who follows Gandhism in thoughts, words and deeds honestly and faithfully can be deemed to be a Gandhian! Let us go a little deeper to find an answer to the question that the TITLE OF THE SUN DAY STORY poses!

Gandhism is a body of ideas that describes the inspiration, vision, and the life work of Mohandas Gandhi. It is particularly associated with his contributions to the idea of nonviolent resistance, sometimes also called civil resistance. The two pillars of Gandhism are truth and non-violence.
The term “Gandhism” also encompasses what Gandhi’s ideas, words, and actions mean to people around the world and how they used them for guidance in building their own future. Gandhism also permeates into the realm of the individual human being, non-political and non-social. A Gandhian can mean either an individual who follows, or a specific philosophy which is attributed to, Gandhism.
However, Gandhi did not approve of the term ‘Gandhism’. As he explained:

“There is no such thing as “Gandhism” and I do not want to leave any sect after me. I do not claim to have originated any new principle or doctrine. I have simply tried in my own way to apply the eternal truths to our daily life and problems…The opinions I have formed and the conclusions I have arrived at are not final. I may change them tomorrow. I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills.”

In the absence of a “Gandhism” approved by Gandhi himself, there is a school of thought that one has to derive what Gandhism stands for, from his life and works. One such deduction is a philosophy based on “truth” and “non-violence” in the following sense. First, we should acknowledge and accept the truth that people are different at all levels (“truth”). Second, that one should never resort to violence to settle inherent differences between human beings at any level: from between two people to two nations to two races or two religions (“non-violence”).
Simplicity in life and living and nobility in thoughts, words and deeds are sin qua non.
Khadhi dress –kadhar- is just a symbol and wearing kadhar dress alone cannot be deemed to be simple and Gandhian! From this standard there are thousands and thousands of Gandhians in India and in that case India should be the NOBLEST NATION in the world!
Gandhiji’s autobiography “MY EXPEREIMENTS WITH TRUTH “ is indeed  a great epic!
Here are his views on his cherished principles of TRUTH and NON-VIOLENCE:
TRUTH AND NONVIOLENCE are  the two key ingredients of Gandhian thought. It is not possible to pursue one without the other.  .Word “truth” denotes the “right” thing to do in a morally charged situation. Mahatma Gandhi was fond of quoting the following statement from Confucius: “To know what is right and not to do it is cowardice.”
It may be possible to pursue both truth without regard to nonviolence, and nonviolence without regard to truth.  The pursuit of truth on its own makes us self-righteous. Similarly, nonviolence pursued on its own, uncoupled with truth, could simply be used as a cover to countenance passivity, even cowardice, and degenerate into a form of self-indulgence – just as truth on its own could degenerate into a form of self-righteousness.
If the two-truth and ahimsa-are to be pursued simultaneously, then the question  arises- what is the relationship between the two? The following passage from the writings of Mahatma Gandhi offers a clue to his position on the matter:
It is perhaps clear from the foregoing, that without ahimsa it is not possible to seek and find Truth. Ahimsa and Truth are so intertwined that it is practically impossible to disentangle and separate them. They are like the two sides of a coin, or rather of a smooth unstamped metallic are like the two sides of a coin, or rather of a smooth unstamped metallic disc. Who can say, which is the obverse, and which is the reverse? Nevertheless ahimsa is the means; Truth is the end.  When once we have grasped this point, final victory is beyond question. Whatever difficulties we encounter, whatever apparent reverses we sustain, we may not give up the quest for Truth which alone is, being God Himself (M. K. Gandhi, Hindu Dharma (Ahmedabad : Thus for Mahatma Gandhi nonviolence is the means, and truth, or God, is the end.

This relationship of the two is also capable of being looked at in new light from within an essentially Gandhian framework.

. It seems, however, that there are good reasons for arguing, from a Gandhian perspective, that such a proclamation should be nonviolent. Mahatma Gandhi insisted that human beings are necessarily an imperfect channel for the respective of God’s revelation. This fact means that they could go wrong in some way in speaking for God. So if in disseminating God’s message they turned out to be wrong but proclaimed it in a nonviolent way, then they would have caused minimum harm. And if they turn out to be right – then all power to them.
Is this the reason why crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in Christianity are companion events?.

This apart,
I distinctly remember on the assassination day of Gandhiji, at age 7, I was  having fever and I refused to take porridge and slept weeping.
My conviction on truth and non- violence NIL? If someone takes a staff and asks me the question, if I say yes, and is likely to beat me I shall say NO NO NO!

That type of Gandhian I am!

It is unfortunate that the present Center proposes to build a temple for that criminal Godse and publish his books. What a shame!
Secularism-yes I subscribe. ISHVAR ALLAH THAERAE NAM SABKO SANMATHI DHE BHAGWAN- Ragupathi Raghava Raja Ram was Gandhiji’s pet song.   I also love it.

I go to temple, stand for a minute in front of any mosque, or Church when I pass through by walk. And think when I cross by other modes. To some extent I don’t indulge in uttering lies with knowledge.

To conclude the Sunday Story –“EMPHATIC NO “ is THE answer to Mr Eapen of US and my dear friend Suresh Mathew at the moment caught up in US!

We shall meet as usual tomorrow and till then BYE!

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