Plan Your Epitaph Day April 6th

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All living beings humans and animals, plants and trees
On earth have to make exit one day –when is the question!
Humans get burnt or buried-tomb erected epitaph seen.
Fun or fact is that many plan their Epitaph in advance!

Shakespeare’s a great epitaph! After Gandhi what?
After Nehru who and what- keenly debated issues!
Nehru died- India and Indian society go on
Some inimical may feel we are better off sans Nehru!

“After me what” is the nagging question for some time now!
“Here lies the man who loved all and served all, helped ever
Hurt never! He left us orphaned!. His morning thoughts are missed!
Children with whom he played in the evenings lost their grand man!

His companion computer lies uncared and unused
His mind and body used to be in table twelve hours a day
His mementos and awards lie in grief in his pet room
God in heaven will be happy to have him in HIS lap!”

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,95,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 45th view at 10.00 hrs today viz Saturday  the Sixth (6th) April 2019 , total views of the BLOG crossed    ONE LAKH AND NINETY FIVE THOUSAND (1,95,000) from more than 210 countries around the world on the 1496th day and 1557th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue

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WITHERING LEAVES AND FALLEN SOLDIERS

 

Tree In Our Colony. Photoed By S Swetha from our Balcony.

The All powerful Almighty my God created the world nice
With all living beings- man and woman, trees and plants, lakes and seas
All to play supplementary and complimentary role wise
For peace and harmony, joy and happiness, plenty of health =spice!

A beautiful almond tree is there among hundreds in my colony
Spreading its branches far and wide, grown quite tall full of leaves and fruits
Leaves in green become brown on age, wither and fall on earth
Like a man on earth on age withers and dies, later takes a birth!

But look at the young jawans fall dying to terrorism
The army men who guarded our Motherland in hard terrains
Butchered in Kashmir a couple of days ago-sacrificed their life precious
Withered leaves on the top and butchered men at the bottom-REST IN PEACE!

 

 

 

 

 

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Fallen soldiers in Kashmir mourned by colleagues

30 January – Martyrs Day.

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Raghupathi Raaghava Raaja Raam
Pathitha paavana Seetha Raam
Ishwara Allah there naam
Sabko sanmathi dhey BHagwan
Raama Raama jaya Raajaa Raam
Raama Raama Jaya Seethaa Raam!

Let us all sing this song on this memorial day-thirtieth
January- the day Mahathma Gandhi was assassinated by
A Cruel, brutal inhuman being who is sought to be idolized
After decades seven most unfortunate-to be criticized!.

Martyr’s Day or Shaeed Diwas in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and
Sacrifice of three revolutionaries of India on 23rd March heroes
Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar of the nation
Were hanged to death by the British. Let us sing and pay our homage

 

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WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 31st May.

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Thirty first May is today- it is World No Tobacco Day
What a havoc tobacco brings in man’s life-using every day
In names different and varied- cigar, cigarette, snuff, beedi
All leading the user to abnormal death unfortunate end!

This year’s theme for the day as per the UN design
“Tobacco and heart disease”!.Focusing on the cardio
Vascular health-chewing deadly tobacco in any form
Affects the heart directly-leading to heart storm

Man has the capacity to win over any bad habit
Tobacco – a bad habit with will power and control a bit
Can protect himself, his family and passers by-passive
Smokers as called in society! Let us take care-positive!

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TALE OF A BLOGGER 24!

 

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MENTOR OF KAMARAJ DEATH DAY

Mentor Sathyamurthi

 

Sathyamurthi with Kamaraj

India that is Bharath-my holy Motherland has given
And seen births and deaths of veterans in fields several in
Politics and philosophy, Science and Technology great
To know and follow their footsteps essential to grow and a treat!

MARCH Twenty eighth today is a sad day- death anniversary
Of a soul great-mentor of late Kamaraj-Tamilnadu easily
The best CHIEF MINISTER one can think of-SATHYA MURTHY born on
Nineteenth August Eighteen Eighty Seven and died in Nineteen Forty Three!

A great and noble son born in Thirumayam in Tamilnadu
Involved in Indian Freedom Movement very deep and devoted
Independence Activist and leading Congress politician
We salute him on his death anniversary today in veneration!

 

Kamaraj

A SOLILOQUY!

Yes, FEBRUARY ended with a sad note that the present senior Pontiff of KANCHI KAMAKOTI SHANKARA MUT, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu- HIS HOLINESS JAGADGURU SHRI JAYENDRA SARASWATHY attained SAMADHI at the age of 82.

Here is a soliloquy of a disciple in Tamil and the version translated to English for the benefit of my esteemwd viewers from more than 200 countries in the world. Soliloquy is by me-N V Subbaraman this Blogger of ENVIOUS THOUGHTS:

அந்தோ காலா அந்தகாரகனானாயா
எங்கள் ஜயேந்திரர் உங்களுக்கு அத்தனை அவசரமாகத் தேவையா?
55 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்னால் ஆந்திராவில் உள்ள அக்ககாரி பேட்டை ஏரிக்கரையில் மகா பெரியவாளையும், ஜயேந்திரரையும் தரிசித்தது இன்று காலை போல் உள்ளதே! 1992ஆம் ஆண்டில் ஸ்ரீ மடத்தில் எனது “நிலவே நீ சொல்” என்ற கவிதை நூலை முழுக்கப் படித்து, வாய் நிறைய நன்னா இருக்கு, நெறைய எழுது என்று ஆசீர் வதித்து, புத்தகத்தின் மேல் மந்திராட்சதையும், புஷ்பஙளையும் வைத்துக் கொடுத்த எனது குருநாதர் ஜயேந்திரரை எங்கு கொண்டு சென்றாய் காலா?
2013ல் சங்கர மடத்தில் எனக்கு “சேவா ரத்தினா” விருதளித்துப் பாராட்டினீர்களே-மறக்க முடியுமா?
2013ஆம் ஆண்டு எனது தியாகப்பிரம்மத்தின் பஞ்சரத்தின கீர்த்தனைகள் தமிழாக்கத்தைக் கேட்டுவிட்டு ,’நன்னாத்தான் இருக்கு. இருந்தாலும் அந்த அந்த கீர்த்தனைகள் அந்த அந்த பாஷையில் இருப்பது சிலாக்யம் “ என்று அறிவுரை கொடுத்த என் குரு நாதர் ஜயேந்திரரை மடத்தில் தரிசிக்க முடியாதே? என் அன்பு நண்பர் கவிஞர் காஞ்சி முத்து. ராமமூர்திக்கு கை உடைந்ததைப்போல வேதனை தந்துவிட்டாயே காலா? ஒரு வாரத்திற்கு முன்னால்தானே உன்னை ஆங்கிலத்தில் கேட்டேன்” டெத்- வென் வில் யூ டை?’’என்று. இன்று காலை இந்த அதிர்ச்சிச் செய்தியா?
காலா செய், உன்னால் இயன்றதை எல்லாம் செய்.
”காலா இங்கே வாடா உன்னைக் காலால் மிதிக்கிறேன்” என்ற எனது பாரதியையும் அழைத்துக் கொண்டாய். என் தகப்பனார், தாய், மனைவி அனைவரையும் அழைத்துச் சென்றாய்; அவர்களைப் பத்திரமாய் காத்து வை; எனக்கு அவர்களைக் காட்ட வேண்டும் அல்லவா?
என் வி சுப்பராமன்.

ENGLISH VERSION:
Oh, God of Death! Yama!When did you become blind?
Do you need our Jayendhra so urgently?
It looks to me as if it is this morning that I had the darshan FIFTY FIVE YEARS AGO, of Maha Periyava and Jayendhr on the banks of a lake in a place called AKKAGARI PETA in Andhra Pradesh.
In the year 1992, Jayendhra after fully reading my Tamil poetry collection titled “NILAVAE NEE SOL” (MOON YOU TELL ME), expressed his joy and blessed me to write more and more and returneedcthe book to me keeping MANTHRAAKSHATHA and FLOWERS.You have taken away my PRECEPTOR away.Where have you taken HIM?
In 2013, YOU honored me with SEVARATHNA AWARD- how can I forget that great moment in my life?
Again in 2013, after hearing my Tamil translation of Thiyagabrahmam’s Pancharathna keerthanas, He appreciated and smoothly in an unaffending tone told me that it is good that such keerthanaas are left in their original language!I can no longer have HIS darshan in the Mutt.
My close friend Poet Kanchi Muthu. Ramamurthy feels as if he is orphaned.(He is the person normally takes me to His Holiness)Just a week back I asked you in ENGLISH “Oh, DEATH when will you die?”Is this shocking news this morning?
Yes, GOD of DEATH , do what all you can do?
You have taken away my mentor Mahakavi Bharathiyar who said: oh, God of Death, you come here, I shall kick you with my feet.” You have taken my father, Mother and Wife and I hope you keep them safe as you have to show them to me one day.

“Tearful tribute to the Seer, who guided us all for several decade. Who can forget his kind smile? A genius in all our great scriptures, Vedas and samskaras. A torch bearer and a guiding star to the entire humanity. It is great loss for all of us.” Jagannathan , PRO, Sevalaya in response to my mail.

No high or low, no rich or poor, no lettered or unlettered
No weak or strong. no tall or short, no theist or atheist
No young or old-ten or hundred, five or fifty, men or women
All are equal to the Yamadharma- when the time comes He comes!

As long as we are blessed to be alive on earth let us do
Our best to the humanity- loving all and serving all,
Helping ever and hurting never- that is all we can and should
Keep the society in peace and harmony, joy and pleasant!

KANCHI SANKARA MUTT, Tamilnadu.