INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY June 21

 

Yogis and Yoga –proud contribution of India that is Bharath
For the health and harmony of people around the world-very great!
Unfortunate in India we attach not great faith and belief
At times we  hear derisive comments too- a misfortune indeed!

Yoga  invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition
Embodying unity of mind and body; thought and action;
Restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature;
Holistic approach to health and well-being.  to discover  sense of oneness!

My beloved father was my Yoga Master- from age ten he taught us
Mathsyaasana, mayuraasana, dhanuraasana, sarvaangasana
Sirsaasanaa and savaasanaa all to last for minutes forty five
Immediately after morning walk and then bath in cold water!

International Yoga Day is today the Twenty First of June
For the past five years, to raise global awareness about
Benefits of  ancient Indian practice.  resolution on this
Was introduced by India’s Ambassador to United Nations
One hundred and seventy seven joined as co-sponsors,
Highest number ever for any General Assembly resolution.
Adopted under the agenda of ‘Global Health and Foreign Policy,’
Recognized Yoga “provides a holistic approach to health and well-being”
And  beneficial for the health of the world population.

THEME FOR INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY this year
Is Climate Action. Yoga our ancient physical,
Mental and spiritual practice! ‘‘yoga’ to join or to unite,
Union of body and consciousness,” “continues to grow in popularity” .

 

 

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SIRSAASANAA-how to? NOT ME!!!!!!

FATHER’S DAY is June 9th!

 

My beloved father N R Viswanathan

Father is father, Mother is Mother! Both are equally venerable, respectable, loveable and their blessings from here or from their heavenly abode to be solicited daily!
Today June 9th being FATHERS DAY, it was felt why not this Sunday story being the same and hence my esteemed viewers will know something about my FATHER who should be 118 years old now had he been alive!
In fact this Blog has carried some posts on him earlier long ago and let me recollect on this holy day.

MY BELOVED GOD-MY FATHER

Oh, my beloved God-my father revered and respected
It is years thirty today since you took your heavenly abode
I feel you are with me every minute now than when you were
Alive in flesh and blood till you were eighty seven clear.

In your life time you were a role model for many many
As a dutiful teacher, you won their hearts-with love worshiped they
For your love, knowledge, methods, discipline as a school Headmaster
Said they, “think of him, take exams, you score high”-treated as pastor.

Physically we are orphaned but you guide at every moment
From your heavenly home- you watch my morning walk and each movement
My habits and hobbies you taught me in my early days quite strong
I shall follow till my hundred -just years twenty four away along

Fathers’ Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

In the hierarchy of Indian persons to be
Revered and respected “FATHER” stands next to the
MOTHER and before TEACHER and God! Great indeed is he
“Fathers’ day” observed all over the world on eighteenth right!

In the creation of God and the noble thoughts of the
Human beings-father and fatherhood have a special
Place of honor-the role he plays sacrificing himself
For his family-kith and kin-  great and noble shelf!

On this sacred day, let all pray, revere and respect
Godly fathers-responsible for what they expect
For their welfare- joy and peace, health and happiness ever
In their old age, take care-keeping them in old age home never!

Yes, my beloved father Shri N R Viswanathan was serving as a teacher- HeadMaster in a place Karaikudi where I was born, brought up and educated. A great teacher, a noble person a beloved father he was.
Shortly I am going to participate in a Tamil Poets Meet to observe FATHER’S DAY and I quote below my tributes to my father in Tamil and its English translation.

என் தந்தை!

என் தந்தை என்பார் ஒரு தவப்புதல்வர்
எனக்குக் கல்வி கொடுத்த கொடைஞன்
எண் பத்து ஏழு ஆண்டு வாழ்ந்து முடித்தவர்
தனக்கு என்று எதுவும் கொண்டவனல்லன்! 4

காரைக்குடியில் பள்ளித் தலைமை ஆசான்
ஏழைமாணவர்கள் அவர்தன் கண்ணின் மணிகள்
ஆங்கிலம் கணிதம் அவர்தம் சிறப்புவகுப்பாம்
அவரை நினைத்து தேர்வு எழுதினால் 8
உயர்ந்த மதிப்பெண் உறுதியென்பர் மாணவர்!
கட்டுப்பாடும் கண்டிப்பும் அவரது ஒருபக்கம்
அன்பும் அரவணைப்பும் அவரது மறு பக்கம்!
தண்டனை என்பது கையடி அல்ல 12
கம்பால் அடிப்பது அவரது வழக்கம்
கால் அடி, அரை அடி, முழு அடி பழக்கம்!
தண்டனை இல்லை ஒரு முழு அடிக்குமேல்
அழகாய் வாழ்க்கையை அமைத்துத் தந்தவர் 16
ஐந்து மணிக்குக் காலையில் எழுதல்
கால்நடைப்பயிற்சி ஒருமணி நேரம்
யோகாசனங்கள் அரை மணி நேரம்
குளிர்நீர் குளியல் எக்காலத்தும்! 20
இறைவனைத் தொழுது கல்வி கற்றல்
பழைய சோறே காலை உணவு
கல்விகற்க நடந்தே செல்லுதல்
மாலையில் மீண்டும் நடைப்பயிற்சி 24
ஆறுமணிமுதல் இரவுப்படிப்பு
ஏழுமணிக்கு ஆலயம் செல்லுதல்
இரவு உணவு ஏழரை மணிக்கு
பிறகு மீண்டும் படிப்பு ஒன்பது மணிவரை 28
பிறகு உடனே தூக்கம் காலை ஐந்துவரை!
இன்றும் நடைமுறை வாழ்க்கை அதுவே
ஓய்வுபெற்று இருபது ஆண்டுகள் ஆயின
தந்தையை நினையா நாட்கள் இல்லையே! 32

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

MY FATHER
My father was a great divine son
Who gave me knowledge and education
Who lived and completed his eighty seven years
Retained nothing for himself ever!

In Karaikudi he was a school Headmaster
Poor students were the apples of his eyes
English and Mathematics were his special subjects
If you take examinations thinking of him
High marks are assured so his students will say!
Discipline and strictness was his one side
Love and affection was his other side!
Punishment never with beating with his hands
To cane the students was his practice
Quarter, half and full canning was his habit!
Never a punishment more than full caning!

Designed my life so nice and beautiful
Getting up from sleep at five in the morning
Taking morning walk for an hour
Yogasanas for half an hour next
Cold water bath on all seasons
Prayer and then studies sincere
Old rice last nights rice morning breakfast
Going by walk to the school or college
Evening again walking practice
Night reading from six o’clock
At seven to go to the temple
Dinner at night at seven thirty
Again reading till nine in the night
Immediate sleep to get up at five in the morning
Practicing the life even now- no school sole difference
Retired twenty years ago
No day passes without the thought of my father!
After my education was over in 1961 and my father’s retirement we were back in Thanjavur our home town.Though he retired, he followed his daily routine getting up in the early morning and retiring to bed by 9pm, for 27 long years. Though myself and my elder brother were in various places on account of our employment,he only made casual visits to us and not to stay for long together! We used to go and visit them for various occasions. That way when we went to Thanjavur for Pongal festival in 1987, he was unusually happy. My last brother was taking care of our parents. He was a post graduate teacher in one of the leading higher secondary schools nearby. He was a noble soul and he could predict his end was coming by 6th March 1987. He cautioned my brother and others in his own way. Exactly on 6th March by 5 am , as he was about to go for temple visit on his morning walk, he got down from the first floor, sat down and died!!!He was indeed a YOGI who could predict his end so accurately!On this day all these matters passthrough my mind which I am sharing with you through this Sunday Story. We shall meet as usual tomorrow and till then MAY GOD BE WITH YOU!

WATER A FLOWER DAY May 30th.

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Beautiful flowers are the manifestation of holy Mother Nature
In different shapes and scents, sizes and colors- sure man has to nurture
By watering plants and flowers every day for them to be afresh and alive
May Thirtieth today is rightly “WATER A FLOWER DAY! Let us enjoy!

Water a Flower Day observed this day all over the world happily
To keep our flowers alive, we have to water them. Water a Flower Day
Remembers us to water our flowers and give them an extra sip of water
To thank for their wonderful colors, pleasant scent and nice life!

Along the walking track in the YOUTH World of our colony a large
Number of flower plants greet and treat us all the day and for me
In the early morning three and four! Hibiscus in red, white and yellow
My most loved flower! Despite “PLUCK NOT FLOWERS” boards displayed here and there
I used to bring half a dozen occasionally to place it on God’s pictures
Much to the annoyance of my beloved wife when she was alive!
My answer to her: If I don’t do this God the creator will be annoyed
That I have no gratitude and am so selfish that I have no sense to
Repay my gratitude to HIM who blessed with HIS creation of flowers!”
Yes they are to be offered to the Creator- infact decorate with
All types of flowers a nice and great sight to see and enjoy!
Let us pluck a few flowers for God a day while watering every day!

 

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,99,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 78th view at 20.50 hrs yesterday viz Wednesday  the Twenty Ninth (29th) May 2019 , total views of the BLOG crossed    ONE LAKH AND NINETY NINE THOUSAND (1,99,000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1569th day and 1611th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

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November 10- Public Transport Day

 

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Days are gone when the people walked and walked miles and miles
For health and other purposes – quite healthy with smiles!
I walked and walked eight plus eight miles a day to my college
A happy and healthy life I lead even today -great privilege!

Lo! What we see today when the Courts have to order
To control pollution here and there, sans any border.
Public transport to help -fifty travelling not to
Use fifty individual petrol, diesel vehicles!

Pity with love and affection beyond a level
Allow not children walk to schools two hundred meters
Away but drop in cars, scooters and bikes-no cycling
Resulting in obesity in young ones in teens!

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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY-10/10.

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Four fold personality of a man has got to be nurtured
And constantly developed for achieving the purpose of life!
Physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual
To spread joy and peace, pleasure and harmony in the society!

Health of each is for all and health of all is for each -important
Rightly a day is observed “World Mental Health Day” tenth
Of Tenth month!For the young and young adults most essential
To keep their mental health spic and span!Growing up, dealing
With human rights violations, violence at homes and schools!

The Young spend most of their day on the internet – experience
Cyber-crimes, cyber bullying, and playing violent video games.
Suicide and substance abuse on the increase; youth feel alone
And persecuted; Young adults at an age when serious mental
Illnesses can occur and yet they are taught nothing about
Mental health care: Time to make them aware of issues
Our youth and young adults are facing in our world!
What they need to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,76,000  views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 137th  view at 19.30 hrs yesterday viz Tues day  the Ninth (09th) October 2018 , total views of the BLOG  crossed the landmark ONE LAKH  AND SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND (1,76,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 1258th day and 1370th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

 

Global Running Day-June 6th.

 

 

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Man the roof and crown of HIS creation has to take care of health
By all possible means-proper food, needed rest, required exercise
Habits healthy, mind kept ever calm, faith in God and so on pure
All these and more help me keep my health all right till death very sure !

One simple and easy exercise for body is walking, jogging
In the early morning- and this can be replaced by running
Walking or running regular keeps one fit and fine without doubt
GLOBAL RUNNING DAY is today the first Wednesday, in June!

A day to celebrate the sport of running;-one type or other
Participants of all ages and abilities pledge to take
Part in some type of running activity individually
Or collectively. To continue every day sans failure!-

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NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY 30th May.

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HEALTH IS WEALTH -the great words of practical wisdom!
If health is lost something is lost-yet another set!
Irrespective of the age and sex good health is a must
More so for the senior citizens in their evenings!

SENIOR CITIZENS HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY is today
The thirtieth of May – to emphasize the significance
Not to be a burden on others – self supporting
Till the last breathe- health and fitness encouraging!

May be habits nice and healthy-from getting up early
till leaving for sleep before nine in the night
Morning walk straight and fast,c control over the palate
And time strict-may help HEALTH AND FITNESS at the old age!

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