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!

A Blogger’s Prayer -MY PRAYER.

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Oh! My Lord, Omniscient-Omnipotent God!
In Thy million creations “blog” gets Thy nod!
Let me be a blogger and sure not a blaggard
Pen is mightier than sword not to go wayward!

Freedom of expression never to be misused
Blogger’s honest followers not to be mislead
I write what I want and know- none to edit sure
No censor; my blogging must be noble and pure!

Matters in millions; subjects are aplenty
Great knowledge and nice language are in my kitty
To be used with sense of responsibility
Goddess of knowledge! Bless me with ability!

Bless me with that control, – thoughts not to run riots
Thoughts meant to make noble, inspire and elevate
The society of which I am part and parcel
May my Blog bring peace, joy, food for thought a morsel!

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FIRST EVER TAMIL TRANSLATION OF THYAGARAJA’S TELUGU “PANCHA RATHNA KEERTHANAS ” into TAMIL -in 272 years – translated by me to the original  raga and Tala rendered by the Madurai team Smt. Ranganayaki Sachidanandam, Vocal, Sri Sachidanandam Violin and Dr. K Thiyagarajan, Mridangam is available as CD with a booklet costing Rs 150/- with me in- N V Subbaraman, 12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Chennai 600101, Ph:04426544950/9840477552.

email id: nvsubbaraman@gmail.com

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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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JAGAN ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS Part V

 

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Shri N. Jaganathan who is in charge of PR and Publicity wing of my beloved organization SEVALAYA (seen above) about which I have posted a poem on 3rd August 2016 and a Sunday story under the title TEMPLE OF SERVICE (SEVALAYA) on 7th August 2016 in this Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS.
Mr. Jagannathan has become so fond of ENVIUS THOUGHTS that he not only regularly views them but also makes his comments often. I am sure they are quite interesting and hence they form this week’s SUNDAY story; I am confident that you will enjoy them.
Part IV was posted on 5th August 2018. Here is Part V for the delightful reading of my esteemed readers.
20/12/18
Yes, the doctrine ‘Vasudeva Kutumbakam’ was founded and practised by our culture. Our country has given this value to the entire world! We will continue to nourish, come what may, regardless of narrow considerations of some segment of people amongst us.
Yes, camera is only an irreplaceable also an indispensable one in the world of communication and its industry at large. It a great gift of Science given by Eastman!

20/5/19
Thank you Sir, for mentioning Sevalaya in the context of advising people having surplus over their requirements. Yes, I have seen in many families, for generations, that a portion or a certain fixed percentage of their income to go to charities, It is even today practiced and followed. You have rightly mentioned Gandhiji’s view on this. Which human aspect remain untouched by Gandhiji. As Indians it is our pride to have born in Gandhi’s land.
13/5
I take a legitimate right to express, he it is not only your LIC Colleague’s liked lines and words on your various posts. His views represent majority of viewers’. The reason is simple. All have come out with conviction that is common in all. Kudos to Mr. Venkata Krishna. Thanks.
We Indians are very much eligible to celebrate ‘siblings day’, for the very reason, Institution of family is very well regarded. Siblings are part of the family. More than that it is India gives the world the concept of “Vasudeva Kutumbakam” – “universal brotherhood” . (when we say this, it does not mean other parts of the world lack this sentiment, they may have different philosophies).

8/5
Oh! Great! How beautifully you have glorified men engaged in such a novel soothsaying method! It is unfortunate that this is seen or observed for amusement. They are not recognised, nor appreciated. At least, on seeing your today’s post, people should watch with seriousness and even contribute.

28/4
Sir, to-day’s post is timely. People hold diametrically opposite views on vital matters concerning on the return to organic farming. But it is an undeniable fact that the nutrient character of the precious soil suffers once and for all by the extensive use of synthetic pesticides, genetically engineered seeds, among other reasons. In any case it is not without challenge, to mention a few, cost factor, shortage of seeds, lack of understanding and awareness among farmers. In the midst of all these, awareness on this on the increase in the country, particularly in the Agri-hubs of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, the states blessed with perennial river water sources. Let us be optimistic. I recall, Nehruji gave a clarion call for “Grow more food campaign” which happened to be a core reason for our to-day’s achieving self-sufficiency. We can’t forget the days of famine!
25/4
Oh! bunch of information on Penguin. Many of them, many, may not know. Thanks a lot for your today’s informative post.
17/4
Yes it has been our custom in our hoary culture, to perform Celestial Weddings. It is in our great faith and a matter of extreme delight. This apart, many among in our midst legitimately believe that if Their wedding is performed, the impediments of performing marriage to the children will be removed, I was told by a genius-discourser. This was the answer given by persons asking why so much celestial weddings are performed everyday. Anusuyadevi heard describing the wedding of Sitamahalakshmi, by herself. This is also interpreted as Thirukkalyanam. How blessed Anusuyadevi.
16/4
May I supplement what I remember to have read some decades back? Sir Walter Scott, in his famous poem (a sonnet) “Patriotism” chides, rebukes by saying those do not have the sense of pride of his own land, will go unnoticed to the vile of dust unwept, unhonoured and unsung, however he possessed limitless wealth, power and pelf. Our Bharathi had triggered patriotic spirit in his great poems. Every citizen of every land should learn this and have uncompromising patriotism to his own land.
10/4
Oh, what a great achievement! What to say, several factors would have contributed to this. Your half-century plus experiences, your non stop reading, your serving in a leading public sector undertaking, your friendly viewers across globe and others, and above all Her unlimited grace, among other attributes. You have been contributing every day on valuable topics, many are new to the intended viewers, with a sense of seriousness and missionary zeal. I am afraid, I am less competent to praise you, I concede. I am only a beneficiary. To sum up, I repeat, contents are big and so the container and vice versa. Looking forward to your valuable postings!

5/4
A new and useful one to-day. Humours apart, it is necessary all should choose to walk in every opportunity, and benefit. Abundant availability of facilities has made man lazy at the cost of his own health soundness. Your ‘confession’ that you also provided transports to your children, lest they undergo physical strain, – is an interesting ‘confession’. Besides exclusive walking as a habit in the morning hours, everyone should walk, try public transports and save money and protect health, I think. Though I also err on this, I follow this procedure whenever possible (subject to time constraint).
22/3
Dear Sir, With my poor knowledge and vocabulary, I was under the impression that the meaning for ‘goof’ is fool or foolish. But your today’s blog interprets differently. On the one hand I should thank you and request you on the other hand whether my understanding is right or needs to be changed. My acknowledgement/reaction today is different than the rest Sir.
21/3
Holy festival bears several significance. It is a harbinger of beginning of Spring, destruction of evil for ever, i.e. celebration of victory over evil demons, and many more. It has cultural significance too. In western parts of India, on the streets, young boys and girls make human pyramids to reach a pot on the high place and “steal”. This is to reminiscent krishna’s playful deeds and to say if Krishna steals butter, it wipes out human sins. This was the mythological significance of ‘butter stealing’. All these are demonstrated on this day, in western parts of India. I think this is what I have heard.
16/3
Oh! this is a converse one to yesterday’s. This is more convincing in terms of the contents. But eerything is due to His grace.
11/3
Dear Sir, Satyamoorthy was a great patriot, writer, orator par excellent. Kamaraj and all the national leaders had very high respects for his contributions in the freedom struggle. I had occasion to associate with his daughter Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy, who was also a good orator and patriot. When I used to visit her and her husband (Indian Express), she used to narrate and recall Satyamoorthy’s remarkable talents, memory, and unparalleled public speaking, which was essential during freedom struggle. He was fondly called by his admirers “Silver-tongued-Satyamoorthy”
5/3
Sir, it is altogether a new subject you have chosen today. In my understanding, ‘multiple personality’ and split personality are synonyms. While psychiatrists analyse the cause, many have opined that it is attributed to Childhood trauma, one underwent. Often symptoms used to be such persons may have inflated ego in everything to the detriment of cordial association with others.

This much is for this Sunday Story. We shall continue as usual tomorrow. Till then GOOD BYE!

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N V Subbaraman presenting his Tamil poem in the POETS MEET organized by KAVI OVIYA on 25th May when he was honored with the Award “NEYACH CHUDAROLI”

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BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY 20th May

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Shall I say let me be a MILLIONAIRE? No let me a CROREPATI-
Million has not much of a value today as much as a CRORE!!!!!
It’s Be a Millionaire Day! Today an opportunity to dream big
And imagine what life would be as a millionaire! a crorepati!

A million dollars isn’t what it used to be, seeing a seven-
Figure number in our bank account is still financial milestone.
Rightly Gandhiji said if one has more than what he needs, balance
Be held as a custodian for others-poor and downtrodden!

If not cent per cent a major excess can go to orphanages
And old age homes in plenty in the world! Sevalayas and
Uthavum Karangal are there all over needing funds from the public!
Let us help to the extent possible on this awareness occasion!

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Sevalaya, Pakkam village

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Uthavum karangkal-Children taking food.

International Families Day May 15th.

No man is an island by himself-he is a part of his family,
His family part of the society. society is part of the world
Naturally one has to follow the norms-noble norms of the family
Society and the world to make living pleasant and harmonious!

International Day Of Families is today the fifteenth May
Highlighting importance of families – basic units of society.
United Nations General Assembly announced fifteenth of May be
Observed as such reflecting importance that the international
Community attaches to families as basic units of society
And its concern regarding their situation around the world!

Unfortunate joint family system yielded place to individual
Family -shrunk in size to nucleus family with parents and one or two
Offsprings! May be the need of the times to reduce the stress and strain
Of a big family! If peace and pleasure are ensured we agree-and God bless!

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