JOURNEY TO FREEDOM Part 20

Velu Nachiyar

Rani Velu Nachiyar, was a queen of Sivaganga estate in 1760-1790. She was the first queen to fight against the British colonial power in India, even long before the famous Rani of Jhansi.

In the long and arduous journey to Indian Freedom
Many places and persons from this holy Indian soil
Played  role very important worthy of remembrance-their toil
For all the times to come -none can erase their fame or spoil!

In the far south of Tamilnadu valiant people
From places deep stood firm fought the British tooth and nail
One such was the valiant lady VELU NACHIYAR -queen
Of Sivaganga, first to fight before Jansi Rani-keen!

Independance day seventy second shortly arrives
On this happy and holy occasion- the patriotic
Citizens of our Motherland India that is Bharath
Offer homage to Velu Nachiyar and her clan as wealth!

August 09-International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples!

UN LOGO FOR THE DAY.

In the great creation of the Lord Almighty
Are the people all over the world quite mighty!
Spread over and spreading over each and all parts
Making their living useful to them and others smart!

Indigenous people moved and settled far off
Totally identifying with locals and serving
With all their best for mutual benefits giving
And taking culture of theirs to the land anew!

“International Day of the World’s Indigenous
Peoples” is today – to recognize the achievements
And contributions they make to improve world issues
Such as environmental protection-great salutes!

 

 

PEACE NEED OF THE WORLD FOR EVER!

 

 

August 06-Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

Propogation of peace is universal; social, religious, academic, political – all platforms are used to talk about the need for universal peace! “Peace within” and “peace without” is the refrain of all religions all over the world. Hinduism ends all its vedic verses with the words “OM Shanthi, OM Shanthi, OM Shanthi:”-that is “PEACE, PEACE, PEACE.”
There have been apostles of PEACE from time to time Jesus Christ, Goutama Budhdha, Mahaveer, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Vinoba Bhave ……………………………………………………………

While THOUGHT and TALK of PEACE go on eternally, fierce battles and wicked wars were and are witnessed in succession!
Whenever we think of the word “PEACE” automatically our mind goes to the word “WAR” and we are reminded of Leo Tolstoy’s monumental write “War and Peace” and a review reads as:
“War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy,
Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed.

The prodigious cast of characters seems to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will, fate, and providence. Yet Tolstoy’s portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them.”

Incidentally some more information on War and Peace:

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, which is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy’s finest literary achievements.
The novel chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version, titled The Year 1805, were serialized in The Russian Messenger from 1865 to 1867. The novel was first published in its entirety in 1869.
Tolstoy said War and Peace is “not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle”. Large sections, especially the later chapters, are a philosophical discussion rather than narrative. Tolstoy also said that the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel. Instead, he regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel. The Encyclopædia Britannica states: “It can be argued that no single English novel attains the universality of the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace”.
So much of prologue- for this Sunday story in Envius Thoughts in https://nvsr.wordpress.com is today is to think about the day HIROSHIMA PEACE MEMORIAL CEREMONY in Japan. It was on 6th August in 1945- seventy two years ago-that US dropped Atomic Bomb (little Boy) on Hiroshima.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is an annual Japanese vigil.
Every August 6, “A-Bomb Day”, the city of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to console the victims of the atomic bombs and to pray for the realization of lasting world peace. The ceremony is held in front of the Memorial Cenotaph in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Participants include the families of the deceased and people from all over the world. This traditional ceremony began in 1947 by the then Hiroshima Mayor Shinzo Hamai.

Normally the program of the ceremony is like this:

Satsuki Eda (President of the House of Councillors), Yōhei Kōno(President of the House of Representatives) and Yasuo Fukuda (Prime Minister) offered a silent prayer (August 6, 2008)
Dedication of Water (by the citizen representatives of Hiroshima), accompanied (since 1975) by the music “Prayer Music No. 1: Dirge” by Hibakusha composer Masaru Kawasaki
Opening
Dedication of the Register of the Names of the Fallen Atomic Bomb Victims
Address
Dedication of flowers
Silent Prayer and Peace Bell (for one minute from 8:15am)
The bell is rung by one representative of bereaved families and one representative of children
Peace Declaration (by Mayor of Hiroshima)
Release of Doves
Commitment to Peace (by Children’s representatives)
Addresses (by Prime Minister of Japan and other visitors)
Hiroshima Peace Song, with music by Minoru Yamamoto and lyrics by Yoshio Shigezono
• Closing

The day is observed in several other countries also in a way befitting the occasion.

To think of a war today in 2017, when so many countries proclainng “Nuclear power for peaceful purposese” but are in possession of nuclear weapons- covertly or overtly- none can be definite about the outcome.
The neutral nations like ours –have to play a very important role in this matter as one of the largest democracies of the world commanding respect because of our values and past history down the Father of The Nation one of the greatest apostles of peace.

In the scheme of the Omnipotent Almighty
Who created the Universe- peace and harmony
For the benefit of all living beings in the world;
Man in his need and greed resorts to violence bold!

In the name of Science and development, becomes Master
Resulting in the need for observing a day- faster:
Hiroshima peace Memorial Day is today
Let us focus and work for peace and poise ceaselessly!

 

Release of Doves

 

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SAINT ALPHONSA FEAST DAY-28th JULY

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Kerala born little girl named Anna chosen by Jesus
To carry HIS sufferings right from her childhood precious!
She became Saint Alphonso -lived hardly years thirty five
A symbol of carrying the sufferings of her supposed spouse.

She wrote in her spiritual diary:
“I do not wish to act or speak according to my inclinations.
Every time I fail, I will do penance…
I want to be careful never to reject anyone.
I will only speak sweet words to others.
I want to control my eyes with rigour.
I will ask pardon of the Lord for every little failure
And I will atone for it through penance.
No matter what my sufferings may be, I will never complain
And if I have to undergo any humiliation,
I will seek refuge in the Sacred Heart of Jesus”.

Yes, she is in the Sacred Heart of Jesus blessing all
An Indian born great Saint- taking care of all standing tall
Today is HER feast day- let us take care of the poor and feed
Show our concern for the world on this holy day- a great need!

 

SUCCESS in THY HANDS!

 

By opening our eyes
We see the great bright world
By facing bold
We solve our problems straight
Ready to change
We enjoy the changing world around
Laying foundation
Working hard projects completed.
Day dream and working on it
Goal is easily reached.
By wishful thinking and wise action
Wishes are made into realities.
Sure success is on thy hands
Through our efforts and His grace!
Realize reality, respond to needs
Taste success with peace and poise!

PATIENCE EVER A PRIDE

 

Know my little child Patience is ever a pride
Learn my little boy how to have patience in ride
In poverty learn to be patient and honest
With a blank mind too one has to learn, be patient
With patience one can live happily on this earth
It is needed even amidst plenty from birth
Great asset to be patient leading life simple
A good friend it is while alone-and be noble
To lead a life sweet and simple,patience helps sure
To avoid doing bad to one, patience helps pure!
To lead life of purity and nobility
Patience all the way true is a necessity
Mother earth has patience in abundance we see
To lead life successful develop patience free!

ANGER-THE KILLER

 

CONTROL OF ANGER
There are several ailments that afflict the humanbeing-physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual and among them is one- ANGER-that kills. Here are the words of wisdom by the great saint poet Thiruvalluvar who lived in Tamilnadu 2400 years ago.
1.
Wrath against the strong
One should shun; if it warrants
Against the weak wrong! (301)
2.
Wrath against the strong
Brings woes; against the weak too
Wrath should be shunned strong! (302)
3.
Guard well against wrath
Towards every one around
Brings woes in its path! (303)

4. Wrath kills joy and smile
No foe worse than killing wrath
Brings all woes in file! (304)
5.
Guard thyself from wrath
If you are to guard thyself
Lest anger kills neat! (305)
6.
Wrath – the killer friend
Destroys all the kith and kin
Try all means to mend! (306)
7.
Wrath infected falls
Bound to face woes; gets injured
The hands that strikes the wall! (307)
8.
Save thyself from ire
Against even the one who
Tortured thee like fire! (308)
9.
Get all they desire
When free from the ills of wrath
Others they inspire! (309)
10.
Uncontrolled anger
Makes the living dead; freed
Suffer no longer! (310)

Let us go all out to stamp out that ANGER-THE KILLER. And make the self and society enjoy greater peace and harmony.