August Eighteenth indeed a day poignant and sad! Unfortunate
The day that we lost one of the greatest sons of our Holy Mother
Bharath Matha. Yes memorial day of a leader par excellent
A path that he chose what he thought was ideal for our freedom!
A great son of Bharath-from Bengal-became Nethaji
A staunch patriot and for long disciple of Gandhiji
Both of course were for freedom from the foreign yoke
But differed in their approach to attain –way to make!
Indian nationalist and patriot he was
His defiant patriotism made him pass
A hero- to rid India of British rule
In world war two joined Japan-Germany pool!
Young Subhash held his radical thoughts not to Gandhi’s way
Was President of the Congress but felt uneasy on the way
Formed his Indian National Army to attain his goal
Goal of Indian independence by force as a whole!!
Tragedy he was snatched by the cruel hand of death
At age of forty eight tragic accident – in stealth
Gone-could not enjoy freedom of his motherland
His dream and goal with his own political stand!
Many strongly believed the story about his death
Yet there were many who doubted its veracity
Fact as of now is we do not have Nethaji with us
We remember him fondly on this day of his death.
Netaji’s Indian National Army.
What a great concept put into practice in America for long?
August Seventeenth-third Saturday of August every year
Is NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP day -a day eagerly looked forward by all
To make purchases of whatever they need at more or less half the rate!
Budget bound poor and middle class people are everywhere desiring
Purchase of furniture or utensils, books or shelves, fridge or ACs
At the concessional rates in those thrift shops- not compromising
Quality or color of our choice -great opportunities sure and pure
Shops collect the used ones and recondition them – restoring their
Originality and the not so rich with low budget at disposal
Make use of the seemingly fun day and equip their homes very well
Indeed a nice concept and well put into practice regular-helps all!
Humour Clubs are picking up here and there everywhere for our good
To make the members enjoy the jokes cracked by many on their Meet
People tired and stressful all over the days and weeks of work
To get relaxed forgetting misery and worries from sides many!
August sixteenth today is TELL A JOKE DAY! Nice time to enjoy
Surely a great day for all-young and old, read and unread, employed and others!
Jokes have a power medicinal, relax them quick
A single word or a gesture, a question-answer fix
A whole short story nice anything that eases stress
“Joke”-wisecrack, gag, prank, quip, jape and jest sure to impress!
Oh! My Lord! The creator of the Universe great!
Full of joy and happiness, peace and poise a nice treat
People to be in harmony with all-humans sure
Society and the world with joy unalloyed and pure!
Yet we make our lives miserable with actions bad
And cause miseries to others and make them go mad.
Today is -“TELL A JOKE DAY” to dispel agony,
Make them forget their misery and make them merry!
Humor that makes one laugh heartily- great stress buster
Part of human culture for decades and decades-duster
That dusts the human mind of its sorrows and distress
Learn and TELL A JOKE A DAY sans offence, God to bless!
Gopala Bhatta Goswami (1503–1578)
South and North, West and East-equal for Mother India for her grace
Great Saints and Seers- of Hindu or Sufi gifted for the peace and joy
Of all the children of Bharatha Matha! We are grateful to you Mother.
Born in a Sri vaishnava family of Tamil Iyengar origin in Srirangam, Tamilnadu.
Gopala bhatta goswami was a great devotee of Laxmi-Narayana
Born in Fifteen Hundred and Three and lived upto Fifteen Seventy Eight
The foremost disciples of the Vaishnava saint,Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,
and a leading figure in the Gaudiya Vaishnava school
A part of the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan, who influenced its philosophical basis .
His first meeting with Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was in fifteen hundred and ten
During Mahaprabhu’s tour of South India. At young age he met Chaitanya
And served him for some months.Such was his love for the saint, that when
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was about to leave,Gopala Bhatta became upset,
And for his sake, Chaitanya agreed to stay a few more days.
He had a spiritual vision where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu revealed Himself
As an avatar of Krishna, the supreme God.In the vision Krishna told him that
In the town of Vrindavan He would meet two devotees, Rupa and Sanatana.
Goswami who would guide in the finer details of devotional service .
Gopala Bhatta wanted to leave for Vrindavan at once,
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu told him to stay and serve his parents.
After Chaitanya’s departure, Gopal Bhatta took guidance from his uncle
Prabhodananda Sarasvati. Gopal Bhatta took care of his parents in their old age,
After their death he went to Vrindavana. and met Rupa and Sanatana .
They accepted him as a brother. Gopal Bhatta helped Sanatana
Compile the book Hari Bhakti Vilasa. Let us invoke his grace and blessings.
Probably I should not have been born on Thirty First July Nineteen Forty One!
On the seventh day of my birth, great, noble Nobel Laureate Tagore passed away.
Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music,
And Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the early Twentieth century.
Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”
Became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
In Nineteen thirteen. his poetry was viewed as spiritual and Mercurial;
His “elegant prose and magical poetry” largely known all over.
Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language
Into Bengali literature, freed it from traditional models based on Sanskrit.
Highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West
Regarded as the outstanding creative artist of the modern India.
Pleasure was mine to translate his Gitanjali in Tamil and published
Well received by the Tamil literary world Great Gurudev is Gurudev
On this memorial day of Tagore let us invoke his blessings
To get enlightened to be of strength to India that is Bharat!
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Syed Waheed Ashraf
Syed Waheed Ashraf Indian Sufi Saint, scholar and poet
In Persian and Urdu. Highly qualified educationally
B.A., M.A. and PhD degrees from Aligarh Muslim University.
Born on fourth February Nineteen Thirty Three- a living Saint!
Ahrafs are the descendants of the Sufi saint Syed Ashraf
Jahangir Semnani. Highly revered by the community
As spiritual Saint through his verse and lectures
Showed the way of life -noble and good for the Society..
Such Saints and seers-gifted by the Mother India belonging
To any faith are the foundation for a happy and harmonious
Society ordained by God to be happy and peace. Let us
Invoke their grace and blessings and lead a divine life!
To err is human and to forgive is Divine rightly said
All over the world and in particular India that is Bharat,
In a way a part of our culture and tradition and today entire
World is after this noble principle and philosophy -sure!
International Forgiveness Day -is observed every First
Sunday in August-indeed a great gesture and to make the world
Aware of the divinity in FORGIVE AND FORGET philosophy
A noble quality to be developed foe peace and joy in the society!
It is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation
Or anger as a result of a perceived offence, disagreement, or mistake,
Or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. ‘forgiveness is ‘to grant
Free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offence or debt’.