TAKE A CHANCE DAY-April 23rd.

 

Many a time man fails to succeed in life as he is afraid of taking chances!
No doubt success depends on careful thoughts, planning, programing and doing
But several occasions arise when we are forced to take chances and act with
Diligence. When we do not, we lose and close the doors for possible success!

We have unreached goals and unrealized dreams. why not we take the chance
To make them happen today? Though it is just the first step toward that goal,
It will take us one step closer than before.Let us do it here and now
GLet us invoke God’s blessings and work towards achieving the goal!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
You didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowline,
Sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover. ~so said Mark Twain! Let us follow!

PANIC DAY!

"panic day"

Oh! My God why should I panic when I believe  in you!
You are my creator and protector and there is no place
And need to panic! You will get me out sans any damage
Physical or mental! I am your child and it is Thy duty!

Panic – a sudden, extreme, uncontrollable fear or
Anxiety that often causes unreasonable, irrational,
Unthinking behavior! This day is PANIC DAY as a day
To recognize how stressful life has become and see
What can be done to minimize the effects.  a day devoted
To embracing the underlying panic that fills many of us
On a daily basis and to resolve not to fall a victim!
Let us live in faith, hope and confidence=panic never helps!

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TOLERANCE- INTOLERANCE!!

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To my esteemed viewers this Sunday story may appear to be a paradox! What is discussed to day has no definite answer. It all depends!!!

Anyhow it was thought fit to post something that may trigger thoughts of different types. I await the views and voice of my esteemed viewers.  Let us see how they view this discussion!

Hot and topical subject being discussed today at many levels-academic, intellectual, political and so on is this!. At the political level the term is used to charge each other –ruling party at the opposition and vice versa!

Etymology of the term goes like this:

“Tolerance”

Origin

Latin                    Latin                              English

Tolerare           toleraritia                       tolerate                  tolerance

late Middle English (denoting the action of bearing hardship, or the ability to bear pain and hardship): via Old French from Latin tolerantia, from tolerare

1510s, “permission granted by authority, license,” from Middle French tolération (15c.), from Latin tolerationem (nominative toleratio) “a bearing, supporting, enduring,” noun of action from past participle stem of tolerare “to endure, sustain, support, suffer,” literally “to bear,” from PIE *tele- “to bear, carry” (see extol).

Meaning “forbearance, sufferance” is from 1580s. The specific religious sense is from 1609; as in Act of Toleration (1689), statute granting freedom of religious worship (with conditions) to dissenting Protestants in England. In this it means “recognition of the right of private judgment in matters of faith and worship; liberty granted by the government to preach and worship as one pleases; equality under the law without regard to religion.”

This is one side of it.

‘Tolerance’ and ‘Intolerance’- are these positive ‘virtue’ or negative ‘vice’ is sought to be discussed in this small write up.

TOLERANCE – A VIRTUE!?

Tolerance ‘a virtue- a vice’ intolerance?

Funny is the world that looks at with great patience!

Tolerance to corruption and nepotism,

Dishonesty and selfishness – a fine virtue???

 

Intolerance to goodness and kindness, loving

All and serving all, help ever and hurt never

Funny it is to say a vice, sure can never

The world in delirium alas, a fever!!!

 

Sure it is a vice when ‘intolerance’ displayed

Towards sanity and moral norms, science outplayed!

Well it is a virtue when ’tolerance’ is preached

To protect values historic and cultural

Great it is to see this duty nicely performed!

 

Often used words today here is “tolerance’

People lament the powers mired in bigotry

‘Tolerance’ need of the hour people proclaim

May not fall on the “powers that be” God bless them!

 

‘Tolerance and intolerance’ both at times ‘virtue’ and at times ‘vice’!

Let us develop both and use when the society stands to benefit. Let us discard both when they are not in the interest of the society and in turn India and the world.

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Now the story is over , please think aloud and in silence and let me have your considered views on a psychological issue! Thanks We shall meet tomorrow as usual. Till then may GOD be with you..

31st January-BACKWARD DAY!

Backward Day

World in which we live is wonderful-unique and peculiar
Thirty First January is “World Backward Day. The day where world
Gets turned upside down and inside becomes out and madness becomes
Sanity and day becomes night-sounds mad-, at least in concept.

Much seriousness in air, and we bend all the rules and hang out.
Backward Day. In every culture came a time of year when
All societal rules got turned on their head. Rome’s Saturnalia,
A day When all social norms were turned on their head. Gambling was not
Forbidden, masters served their slaves at table. free speech permitted,
Among-st the slaves all manner of insult was allowed-peculiar!

There are cultures over the world that celebrate this changing of guard,
Overcoming of mores and exemplifying of wildness-not a fraud
In the end, it is questioning the way the world is established
and the rules that we have in place to govern our behavior.
Backward Day isn’t just a day of silliness, but of mental revolution!
Let us also taste the day in our own way-in admiration!.

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

 

FESTIVAL OF SLEEP DAY-3rd January

Girl sleeping with her teddy.

Funny it may look but has a meaning-only I am
Not in Australia!The holiday encourages
People to catch up on their sleep post Christmas
Holidays and new-year-day” celebrations.

Sleep is common and important human activity.
Sleep allows human bodies to rest, heal, develop
And can help memory processing and preservation.
Lack of sleep or poor sleep can affect human body and mind.

Get into your favorite room, crawl into bed and get out
Only when you want to.clean bed linen and an uncluttered
And temperature controlled environment facilitates good sleep.
Irrational fear of sleep is Somniphobia? Have rational sleep

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TAGORE’S GITANJALI Poem 29

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POEM 29

LOSE SIGHT OF MY TRUE BEING

He whom I enclose with my name is weeping in this dungeon. I am ever busy building this wall all around; and as this wall goes up into the sky day by day I lose sight of my true being in its dark shadow.

I take pride in this great wall and I plaster it with dust and sand lest a least hole should be left in this name; and for all the care I take I lose sight of my true being.

As I see this:

Who am I?I Raising the big question Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi gave his answer too! Who are we what is our nature, what is our aim, what is body, what is mind, what is spirit, what is spirituality- if find an answer, we cannot forget or refute our image!By God’s grace it is possible. Let us make efforts; let us not forget the same!

கீதாஞ்சலி 29ஆம் பாடல்

உண்மை உருவை மறந்து விடுகிறேன்!
என்னை யாருடன் இணைத்துள்ளேனோ அவர்
இருட்டறையிலே கண்ணீர் விடுகிறார்!.
என்னைச் சுற்றி இந்தச் சுவற்றை
எழுப்புவதிலே கவனமாய் உள்ளேன்!
கட்டும் இச்சுவர் உயர உயர இருட்டு நிழலில்
உண்மை உருவை மறந்து விடுகிறேன்!
பெரிய சுவற்றை குறித்துப் பெருமைப் படுகிறேன்;
மண்ணும் துகளும் கலந்த கலவையில்
துளைகள் இன்றி பூசிவிடுகிறேன்!
கலவையில் கவனம் செலுத்தும் பொழுது என்
உண்மை உருவை மறந்துவிடுகிறேன்!

‘”நான் யார்?” மிகப்பெரிய வினாவினை எழுப்பி விடையும் கூறினார் பகவான் இரமணர். நாம் யார், நமது இயற்கை என்ன, நமது இலக்கு என்ன, நமது உடல் என்பது என்ன, உள்ளம் என்பது என்ன, ஆன்மா என்பது என்ன, ஆன்மீகம் என்பது என்ன என்பனவற்றை உணர்ந்துவிட்டால் நமது உண்மையான உருவத்தை மறுக்கவோ, மறக்கவோ முடியாது. இறைவன் அருளால் இது சாத்தியமே. முயன்று பார்ப்போம்; உண்மை உருவை மறவாது இருப்போம்.

 

WORLD TOURISM DAY-27th September


People born on earth-in any part of the world wonderful
Have to move from place to place on tour to enjoy His makings
Tourism the best educator and knowledge provider
Availing not they miss the beauties of HIS creations all over!

“Tourism and the Digital Transformation” theme of this year
Digitally advanced tourism improves entrepreneurship,
Inclusion, local community empowerment,efficient resource
Management, with development objectives-a nice source!.

This day to help us further explore the opportunities
Provided to tourism by technological advances -like
Big data, artificial intelligence and digital platforms.
Let us use and enjoy tourism to enrich and entertain!

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