MOTHER OCEAN DAY-10th May.

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Ocean indeed is the Mother of the world who protects all
Spotlights the entire magnificence of the body of water tall
That makes our life possible on Earth! So many creatures live
In the ocean, one-quarter size of the earth is covered by ocean!

We all know how much ocean is important for civilization
Today rightly observed as “MOTHER OCEAN DAY”-for appreciation
Of keeping the ocean clean and neat and its coasts all along
To ensure sea breeze for health and happiness of the world -we belong!

Mother Ocean provides life and living for millions in the world
We owe it to ourselves to respect ocean- deemed MOTHER by all bold
In India-my holy Motherland we revere Mother as God-
Ocean as Mother! Let us enjoy this HOLY DAY!As Lord!

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INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 29th April.

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Cosmic dance of Lord Shiva is Divine and ennobling
Lord of Dance and dramatic arts in HIS own style!
Lord Nataraja dancing in a pose enshrined in its
Art and science! holds fire, Damaru a musical instrument!

HIS energetic dance with the whirling hair spread out
In thin strands as a fan behind his head!Grand sight
Nataraja well known sculptural symbol in India
Popularly used as a symbol of Indian culture and Hindu art!

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY is today -the twenty ninth
Let us pay our tributes to dance artists of the Globe
Of hues and colors, shapes and forms of regions different
Ultimately all forms of Art -Divine and ennobling!

 

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SHANKARA JAYANTHI IS TODAY! 20th April.

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All religions in the world are for promoting peace and joy,
To make the humans behave noble supplementing each and enjoy
No hatred, no animosity, no fanaticism-they preach,
No ill will, no jealousy-that is what they teach!

Among the world religions, Hinduism is one of the oldest
And India- my holy Motherland-is its home tallest
The preacher of the Adwaita philosophy- Shankara
Born one thousand two hundred and thirty years ago!

Today is Shankara Jayanthi- holiest day for us
Fasting, meditating and reading Acharya’s works famous
Ideal way to celebrate the day with all solemnity
Bound to take all HIS followers towards Divinity!

 

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EXCELLENT EIGHT (8)


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Today is FIRST APRIL-otherwise jocularly called APRIL FOOLS DAY!I have received several special messages but this one is VERY MEANINGFUL:
May I request all the respected group members that instead of making “April Fool” on 1st April, plant at least one tree and make “April Cool”! This small campaign of your’s may help making this earth “Cool”.
True I also make this appeal to my esteemed viewers.

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Some of the earlier ENVIUS THOUGHTS were on the significance of numerals such as 3, 6,9 0. This Sunday story deals with the significance of EIGHT! EIGHT in Sanskrit is ‘ASHTA’.

The meaning of the number 8 is harmony, peace, and balance. It is a symbol that helps us make decisions that are beneficial to us in our life. 

Number 8 resonates with the influences and vibrations of authority and personal power, self-confidence, executive ability, confidence, inner-strength, professionalism and the professional, management, material freedom, success, good judgment, money, finances, riches, manifesting wealth, abundance and prosperity, provision, investments, discrimination and discernment, giving and receiving, thoroughness, dependability, self-reliance, repose, practicality, consideration, inner-wisdom, self-sufficiency, social status, pragmatism, the ego, aggregation, compassion, dictatorship, executive, delegation, reality, truth and integrity, compassion, dictatorship, multiples, employment, stability, appearance, customs, skills and talents, exchanges, truth, good judgment and problem-solving, organization and organizing, achieving and achievements, decisiveness, control, constant, ambition, the authoritarian, challenge, efficiency, trustworthiness, insight, planning and the planner, sociability, works independently, learning through experience, true justice, retreat, patience, caution, self-discipline, free-will, insight, spiritual consciousness, expansion, dissolution, dimension of the timeless, good and bad, right and wrong, day and night, ability to see and relate to eternal dimensions, balance between forces, connects spirit and matter, developing confidence to follow a vision, breaks down barriers to transformation, reality, courage, a desire for peace and a love of humanity and world transformation.

Number 8 also relates to the concept of karma – the Universal Spiritual Law of Cause and Effect.(Courtesy-Google Guru)

 

ASHTA LAKSHMI

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In Hinduism, we have earlier seen the Goddesses in its pantheon.There are EIGHT Lakshmis-called ASHTA LAKSHMI-

 

The eight forms of Ashta-Lakshmi, through their individual nature,  are believed to fulfill these human necessities and desires.

The eight divine forms of Goddess Lakshmi or Ashta-Lakshmi include:

1.Aadi-Lakshmi (The Primeval Goddess) or Maha Lakshmi (The Great Goddess)

  1. Dhana-Lakshmi or Aishwarya Lakshmi (The Goddess of Prosperity and Wealth)
  2. Dhaanya-Lakshmi (Goddess of Food Grains)
  3. Gaja-Lakshmi (The Elephant Goddess)
  4. Santhana-Lakshmi (The Goddess of Progeny)
  5. Veera-Lakshmi or Dhairya Lakshmi (The Goddess of Valor and Courage)
  6. Vidhya-Lakshmi (The Goddess of Knowledge)
  7. Vijaya-Lakshmi or Jaya Lakshmi (The Goddess of Victory)

 

ASHTA DHISAS

There are eight directions-viz  EAST-SOUTH EAST, NORTH EAST; WEST- SOUTH WEST, NORTH WEST, SOUTH and NORH!

 

Aṣhṭa-Dikpāla(“Guardians of Eight Directions”)

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Kubera (North)

Yma (South)

Indra (East)

Varuṇa (West)

Īśāna (Northeast)

Agni (Southeast)

Vayu (Northwest)

Nirṛti (Southwest)[1]

 

Some years ago astrologers predicted an alarming effect about “Ashtagraha”. Eight planets, it was said, had lined up together. All imaginable disasters, including the end of the world, were predicted. Tons of butter, grain, incense and other valuable articles were offered rightly to ward off the malefic effect of the coming together of eight planets and the fire offerings freed the society.

 

Ashtanga Yoga

This dynamic, physically demanding practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga is great for building core strength and toning the body. Body is prepared to sweat as we briskly move through a set sequence.

 

Ashtavakra

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Ashtavakra is a revered Vedic sage in Hinduism. His name literally means “eight bends”, reflecting the eight physical handicaps he was born with. His maternal grandfather was the Vedic sage Aruni, his parents were both Vedic students at Aruni’s school. Ashtavakra studied, became a sage and a celebrated character in the mythologies of the Hindu Epics and Puranas.

 

ASHTAVADHAANAM

Avadhānaṃ is a literary performance popular from the very ancient days in IndiaAvadhānaṃ originated as a Sanskrit literary process and is revived by Telugu poets in modern times. It involves the partial improvisation of poems using specific themes, meters, forms, or words. The true purpose of an Avadhanam event  is the showcasing, through entertainment, of superior mastery of cognitive capabilities – of observation, memory, multitasking, task switching, retrieval, reasoning and creativity in multiple modes of intelligence – literature, poetry, music, mathematical calculations, puzzle solving etc.

It requires immense memory power and tests a person’s capability of performing multiple tasks simultaneously. All the tasks are memory intensive and demand an in-depth knowledge of literature, and prosody. The tasks vary from making up a poem spontaneously to keeping a count of a bell ringing at random. No external memory aids are allowed while performing these tasks except the person’s mind.

Avadhānaṃ can be considered as the Divided attention (clinical model of attention) as it is the highest level of attention and it refers to the ability to respond simultaneously to multiple tasks or multiple task demands.

Avadhāni is the individual who performs the Avadhānaṃ;  Avadhāni should answer the questions posed by the audience in the form of a poem. The questions generally consist of a description given in prose and the avadhāni has to express it as a poem.

 

8 Walk

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Of late as a form of physical exercise EIGHT WALK -8 walk- has become very popular.

My father passed away at his age 87 in the year 1987 on March 6th morning at 5.00 hrs. On 5th evening he had his regular walking for an hour! He used to do Yogasanas –including SHIRSAASANA even on 5th. For his own reasons, my father, who was my YOGA master- who taught us yogasanas to be effectively practiced right from age 10, advised to stop aasanaas at age 65 but continue walking till the life! Fortunately till this day I am having my morning walk for an hour between 3 and 4.

 

Walking is one of the best exercises and helps maintain good health. We should walk with free mind without any distraction. If it is done properly excellent health canl be maintained. In this modern world Morning walk is becoming fashion and many of the people walk chatting with friends  in person or thro’ mobile . Walking with talking!

One of my quotable quotes is “WHILE WALKING AS AN EXERCISE, WALK FAST AND IN SILENCE”..
Among the walking exercise, best walking exercise is said to be“8 shape walk method”. It is claimed to be supreme of all. This is one of the best methods which give miraculous benefits as suggested by the Yogis and Siddhars. It should be practiced daily for 15-30 minutes.

Only at the time of driving license we think about 8 and drive the vehicle in the 8 shape circle and get license. Driving in the 8 shape line by vehicle we get license!!!!!! Colonial practice still in use in the RTO’s offices!

But if we walk in the 8 shape line we will maintain good health.  We will see the method of 8 walk, how it should be done properly, and what all the benefits are.

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Procedure to do “8” shaped walking exercise: 
We can practice this in the morning, evening or in empty stomach, in the open or in a room in the north-south direction.  Draw a parallel line from east to west or west to east in the north side and leave ten feet gap and  draw 8 shape line; now practice “8” shaped walking.  Normally in public places like parks, this path is filled with pebbles to have the effect of acupuncture walk.

Walk North to south and South to North clockwise and anticlockwise fifteen minutes each.

We may practice “8” shaped walking first and then you may do some simple yogic exercise and breathing exercise.

During this walk we will necessarily concentrate in walking in the 8 shaped line. Possibility of chatting with friends in person or in mobile like in normal walking is enabled to avoid.  Proper and normal breathing is possible.

In our hand palm and leg palm all reflex points of our entire internal organs are located.(See the leg palm picture) Due to the pressure in palm, at the time of  walking ( we should walk in bare foot without shoes/chapel ) all our internal organs are activated and we get relief from concerned diseases.

Benefits of doing “8” shaped walking exercise:

 

 

 

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During walk in the 8 shape our entire body (hip, abdomen etc.) is twisted and all our organs are activated.

At the end of thirty minutes of 8 walking stuffy nose is cleared and feel free breathing from both the nostrils.

In the mean time we can feel the cough in the lungs and sinus cavity get dissolved. The phlegm is eliminated either by spitting out or getting assimilated into the body and  asthma is reversed.

As five kilogram of oxygen is inhaled due to complete respiration, phlegm in the lungs is released. Intake of five kilograms of oxygen energizes the body.

Headache, Digestive Problems, Thyroid, Obesity, and Knee pains, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and constipation is reversed.

It reduces the sugar level in the blood and reverses our diabetes and its complication within a year of regular 8 walking twice daily for half an hour.

Improves eye sight. Due to concentration in the 8 shaped line, short sightedness and other eye related problems are improved /curtailed.

Hearing power is improved. Gentle walking reduces the blood pressure.

Practicing this for half an hour twice a day cures foot cracks, all types’ pain and knee pain.

Aged persons and those who are unable to do this by themselves can do it with the help of others and get benefited even paralysis.

Shoulder, neck, back, lumbar, knee, heels, cervical and lumbar, spondilitis, sciatica, disc prolapsed, paralysis, depression, epilepsy, migraine, diabetics B.P, thyroid, kidney and gall bladder stones, asthma, sinusitis, piles, colitis, nervous debility , sleeplessness, Heart diseases, kidney problems are benefited through this “8” walking.

Practicing this exercise regularly, brings back youth to us, reverses all our diseases And a person of seventy years old may feel that he is young like his grand children.

Let us happily practice “8” shape walk” and enjoy good health without any disease.

Is it too much to digest  and assimilate!  After all this is only a SUNDAY story and you can afford to spend some time on a useful story! Thanks. Till we meet tomorrow GOOD BYE!

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,39,000  views.

I know today is April FIRST yet this is a genuine and truthful message!!!

I am glad to share with you that with the 125th  view at 11.30 hours today viz Sunday  the FIRST APRIL 2018 , total views of the BLOG  crossed ONE LAKH  AND THIRTY NINE THOUSAND (1,39,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 1129th day and 1180th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty

TELUGU NEW YEAR-UGADHI- DAY IS TOMORROW!

 

“UGADHI SUBHAKANKSHALU”-ugadhi greetings to you all
A great day of joy and happiness, guidance for the new year tall
Let us happily welcome the New Year all over to be joyful
Harmonious and healthy, prosperous and peaceful!

Andhra, Karnataka and Maharashtra main and their great sons
And daughters all over the globe celebrate with fervor in tons
Enjoying neem-jaggery-mango mix in liquid state-bitter, sour and sweet
As life’s experience-mixture of all to be taken in its stride!

My Motherland holy-India that is Bharath is great, vast and serious
With culture, languages, celebrations different in parts various
“unity in diversity” core value of India entire to be proud of
Religions many-but brotherhood permanent-let us live the Heaven on earth!

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IS TODAY

 

“International Women’s day” is today with the theme great
“PRESS FOR PROGRESS”-the wonderful creation of God- a treat
Yet treated unequally by the male chauvinism pity.
Let us PRESS FOR FREEDOM and salute with respect-a reality

India That is Bharath sees women as incarnation of God
India is our MOTHER LAND and NOT FATHER LAND rightly my Lord!
It is MOTHER TONGUE and not Father tongue=tribute to women
Everything revolving around MOTHER-womanhood-great God!

Mahakavi Bharathi sings in praise of modern woman:

ஆணும் பெண்ணும் நிகரெனக் கொள்வதால்
அறிவி லோங்கிஇவ் வையம் தழைக்குமாம்
பூணு நல்லறத் தோடிங்கு பெண்ணுருப்
போந்து நிற்பது தாய்சிவ சக்தியாம்
நாணும் அச்சமும் நாய்கட்கு வேண்டுமாம்;
ஞான நல்லறம் வீர சுதந்திரம்;
பேணு நற்குடிப் பெண்ணீன் குணங்களாம்;
பெண்மைத் தெய்வத்தின் பேச்சுகள் கேட்டீரோ.

In English:
When men and women are equal deemed
Our brains on earth will burgeon, it seems;
Clothed in virtue, in women’s form here,
Is the very Goddess, Our Mother, it seems;
Fear and shame to dogs belong,
Wisdom, virtue, freedom and courage
Are a well-born woman’s natural traits —
You heard these claims of that heavenly girl?

நிமிர்ந்த நன்னடை நேர்கொண்ட பார்வையும்
நிலத்தில் யார்க்கும் அஞ்சாத நெறிகளும்
நிமிர்ந்த ஞானச் செருக்கும் இருப்பதால்
செம்மை மாதர் திறம்புவ தில்லையாம்;
அமிழ்ந்து பேரிரு ளாமறியா மையில்
அவலமெய்திக் கலையின்றி வாழ்வதை
உமிழ்ந்து தள்ளுதல் பெண்ணற மாகுமாம்
உதய கன்னி உரைப்பது கேட்டீரோ!

In English:
A straight look and an upright gait,
Brows that fear none on earth,
A pride arising from mature knowledge
Will keep a woman steadfast, it seems.
A woman’s duty, we are told,
Is to spit on the darkness of ignorance
And a hapless, sunk, uncultured life —
Did you hear that prophetic lass?

மூத்த பொய்ம்மைகள் யாவும் அழிப்பராம்
மூடக் கட்டுகள் யாவுந் தகர்ப்பராம்;
காத்து மானிடர் செய்கை யனைத்தையும்,
கடவு ளர்க்கினி தாகச் சமைப்பராம்;
ஏத்தி ஆண்மக்கள் போற்றிட வாழ்வராம்;
இளைய நங்கையின் எண்ணங்கள் கேட்டீரோ!

In English:
Many and many a lore they will learn;
Many and many a deed they will do;
Destroy all the hoary lies;
Raze down all the stupid blocks;
All that men have done so far
They will reform for God’s assent;
Earn man’s regard by the way they live
Did you listen to that youngster’s aims?

None can praise the Divine WOMEN in words
Better than Mahakavi Bharathi bard of bards!

 

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.