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!
“Many things are wrought by prayer than the world dreams of”
So said Lord Tennyson; Prayer to whom looms large to think of
To the humans or Gods-prayer to the Judge in the Bench
Or to the Masters in our profession; or ones we search!
Theists who worship idols in the temple regular
Atheist who decry idol worship in temple
Worship idols-peculiar the busts kept in street corner
Paradoxical is the behavior of humans-simple!
Idol worship is ideal worship for a devotee
Of God – calm and peaceful temple sanctum sanctorum
Mother Mary in a noble and great Church pious
Insha Allah-Masha Allah in a mosque virtuous!
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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Being the last day following the Festival of Nine Nights- NAVARATHRI- tenth day is observed as VIJAYA DASAMI- tenth day of victory!
Herein below is given Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s “SAKTHI THIRUPPUGAZH”- IN PRAISE OF GODDESS SHAKTHI-THE OMNIPOTENT wit its original in Tamil, transliteration and translation in Englaish
Once a devotee completely surrenders to the Omnipotent and does his duties regularlyn the GODDESS SHAKTHI grants him wealth and wisdom, fearlessness and knowledge, power and strength, long life and health, success and victory!
As you do a work chanting sakthisakthi- the work straightens,
As chant sakthisakthi – that gets automatically accomplished! (4)
சக்திசக்தி சக்தீ சக்தீ சக்தீ என்றே ஆடோமோ?
சக்திசக்தி சக்தீயென்றே –தாளங்கொட்டிப்பாடோமோ? (5)
As you chant sakthisakthi- wealth accumulates on its own
As you chant sakthisakthi- studies and knowledge comes on its own!(7)
சக்திசக்தி சக்தீ சக்தீ சக்தீ சக்தீ வாழீ நீ
சக்திசக்தி சக்தீ சக்தீ சக்தீ சக்தீ வாழீ நீ (8)
Sakthisakthi sakthee sakthee sakthee vaazhee nee
Sakthisakthi sakthee sakthee sakthee vaazhee nee (8)
Long live and prosper sakthisakthi sakthee sakthee sakthee
Long live and prosper sakthisakthi sakthee sakthee sakthee (8)
சக்திசக்தி வாழீ என்றால் – சம்பத் தெல்லாம் நேராகும்
சக்திசக்தி என்றால் சக்தி – தாசன் என்றே பேராகும். (9)
Here is a great song of Mahakavi Bharathiyaar on Navaraathri Goddesses.
மாதா பராசக்தி வையமெலாம் நீ நிறைந்தாய்!
ஆதாரம் உன்னையல்லால் ஆரெமக்குப் பாரினிலே
ஏதாயினும் வழிநீ சொல்வாய் எம துயிரே!
வேதாவின் தாயே! மிகப்பணிந்து வாழ்வோமே! (1)
Mother Parasakthi, you do pervade and fill
All worlds! Other than you, who is our support true?
Show us some way, oh our Life, Mother of Brahma!
We do adore you meekly and thus will we live.
Vanim Goddess of Arts, will grant us utterances, all gems!
She wears a Wreath of Wisdom, like a chain of pure pearls!
As sight and as the revealer of all that is seen
She stands majestic; we will Her flower feet hail!
3. Sree Devi.
The golden queen, Vishnu’s Devi, the queen of fame!
Her body sports the sheen of the nine precious gems!
She is the nurturing Mother, Goddess of Wealth!
We take refuge in Her golden feet twain to thrive.
She was born to the mountain; She married Siva
She tends the oven and thus the Cosmic Flame;
She is of lofty stature non-pareil; we wear
Her feet on our head to flourish well on earth!
Today is the ninth day of Dussehra Festival observed as SARASWATHY PUJA
Here is Bharathiyar’ s obeisance to the Goddess of Learning and knowledge –SARASWATHI.
. Mahakavi Bharathiyar has sung in praise of GODDESS SARASWATHI in his epic poem PANJALI SABATHAM based on the Indian epic Mahabharatha. Two of his songs in original and my translation in English are given in this week’s Indian Periodical.
God/Goddess of Learning and Knowledge in other faiths:
“Minerva” of Rome,
“Huginn and Munin” of the Norse religion,
“Allah” of Islam,
“Jesus Christ” of Christianity.
Sits on the petals of white lotus
Dwelling in splendid and great status
Great melodious music she likes
Keeps that stringed organ veena in hands
Similar to great divine nectar
To pour Tamil words in her altar
Right from my childhood she came and blessed
To take care of me, my skills well dressed! (1)
In her eyes, Vedas she beholds nice
With lovely eyetex she brushed as spice
Sharp, wide knowledge and power she has
Thoughts and sweetness through flute she plays
Logic and psychology abound
She wears ear stud the strength around
Wisdom she breaths in and out through nose (2)
On the petals of white lotus
She is seated majestically.
Melodious songs quite sweet flow
From her lovely stringed instrument veena
Like intoxicating nectar from seas
With her beautiful Tamil songs and music
In my days of childhood pleasant
She came and nurtured me with her grace.
With eyes of scriptures-the Vedas
Her eyebrows brushed with black color
Her lips were like sun rays and beams
Thoughts noble were her hair
Her ears for logic and discussions
Her ear stead was will power and moral strength
Her nose was knowledge
Her mouth filled with noble laws of life.
Her lips –honeyed imagination
Her breast –sweet diamond literature
Her flowery hands are fine arts
Like paintings and drawings
Beauty of words and terms knows she
Tastes the sweetness of songs and music
Talented Tamil scholars are at
The holy feet of flower decked Goddess.
I surrendered at the feet of Goddess
Of Learning knowing HER grace will be on me.
Her penance and grace protects me
Solid as earth gives knowledge to all.
Jewells decked chest she has
The story of the Five and the greatness of
Droupathi’s history and story
In excellent Tamil verse, I write
Goddess of Learning to bless my efforts!
Bharathiyar in this Invocation verse to the Goddess of Learning-Saraswathi, invokes HER blessings and grace to complete his yet another epic poems- PANCHALI SABATHAM-
On the pretty petals of the white Lotus! (வெள்ளைத் தாமரைப் பூவிலிருப்பாள்)
According to Hinduism, Goddess of Learning , knowledge and wisdom is Goddess Saraswathi. Mahakavi Bharathiyaar has written 10 verses under the above caption. First in Tamil and its translation in English by Me are given above.
Dwelling on the petals of white lotus
In the melodious sound of Veena
In the minds of the bards giving poems
Those give joy to the people of status
In search of the meaning inner of Vedas
Sacred meaning of the words of seers
Dwells the Mother of knowledge and power
On the pretty petals of the lovely lotus! (1)
IN TAMIL ORIGINAL
வெள்ளைத் தாமரைப் பூவிலிருப்பாள்!
வெள்ளைத் தாமரைப் பூவில் இருப்பாள்
வீணை செய்யும் ஒலியில் இருப்பாள்
கொள்ளை யின்பம் குலவு கவிதை
கூறு பாவலர் உள்ளத் திருப்பாள்!
உள்ள தாம்பொருள் தேடியுணர்ந்தே
ஓதும் வேதத்தின் உள்நின் றொளிர்வாள்
கள்ள மற்ற முனிவர்கள் கூறும்
கருணை வாசகத் துட்பொருளாவாள்!
Dwelling in the sweet voice of women
In the blabbers of the tiny tots
In the melodious voice of the cuckoo
In the repeat words of the lovely parrot
In the faultless art and drawings of the temple
In all the beauties of the world we see
In the mould of joy, peace and poise
Dwells the Mother of knowledge and power
On the pretty petals of the lovely lotus! (2)
Original in Tamil
மாதர் தீங்குரற் பாட்டில் இருப்பாள்
மக்கள் பேசும் மழலையில் உள்ளாள்;
கீதம் பாடும் குயிலின் குரலைக்
கிளியின் நாவை இருப்பிடங் கொண்டாள்;
கோத கன்ற தொழிலுடைத் தாகிக்
குலவு சித்திரம் கோபுரம் கோயில்
ஈதனைத்தின் எழிலுடை யுற்றாள்
இன்பமே வடிவாகிடப் பெற்றாள்!
Family God of the people who labor
Faultless and honest who seek their living
In the hearts of the iron-smith and artists
Those who earn their living in business true
Chant the God’s names in reverence and awe
All who seek her blessings and favor
In the universe gives knowledge superior
Dwells the Mother of knowledge and power
On the pretty petals of the lovely lotus! (3)
Our holy Motherland is home of Divinity pure
Through great MUSIC-Karnatic or Hindustani quite sure
Many scores adorned the stage – nice composers and singers
From East and West, North and South-Here is one from South lingers!
Tamilnadu blessed with great composers. Singers
And exponents in Divine languages different- noble
Papanasam Sivan one kept in exalted position
Born this day years hudred and twenty seven earlier!
Composer and singer prominent, recipient of
Awards several- Sangeetha Kalanidhi to be proud of
And his hits popularized by the Queen of Carnatic
Music em es es and em ke ti Bhagavathar-prolific!
“em es es”-M S Subbalakshmi
“em ke ti Bhagavathar” – M K Thyagaraja Bhagavathar