EAT YOUR VEGETABLE DAY- 17th June

Eat Your Vegetables Day

Eating is a part of all living beings on earth including oceans
Eating – when, what, how and how much a matter of one’s will and choice!
God has created a plenty of items for the humans and
Animals to eat! Vegetables are one that is great for all and a must!

So many things to consider when it comes to improving our life
A  balanced and healthy diet. We have a lot to think about when it
Comes to making the most of what we put in our body, and
Something that we need to make sure we get right. many factors
Play a role to have a healthy and balanced diet, and the best thing
Is to ensure we eat our vegetables as much as we  can. Let us make the most
Eat Your Vegetables Day today the Seventeenth June.

They come in every color of the rainbow, almost every believable shape
And size, and the flavors they bring to the table are absolutely astounding.
May be staple vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and onions  or different
Range of vegetables  from around the world. Eat Your Vegetables Day
Is to get people eating their veggies, and also in spreading awareness of
Diversity and necessity in a healthy diet.Have a vegetable with every meal,
And for a snack each day. Perfect food for a perfect health!

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ARE YOU A GANDHIAN?

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“06/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: Larry Ellison has following queries

1) Is NVS a Gandhian
06/05/2020  Subbaraman NV: I cannot claim to be. Right from childhood I deem Gandhiji a demi God. To the extent possible I practice.
07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: As per Larry Ellison, India is currently deviating from Gandhian ways
, 07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: Like secularism
07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: Larry wants NVS to be an activist
07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: He says huge following will be there
, 07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: People are not happy the way Indian democracy is moving
07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: He says why people like NVS are silent
07/05/2020] +91 98400 53450: In spite of huge followers in Blog
07/05/2020] Subbaraman NV: I shall get back – so nice of him and you!”

Esteemed viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS, I am sure would have made out why and how this week’s Sunday story!!!!!!!!!!!
The above is a chat with one of my closest co residents of my great mini ‘Baratha Vilasam colony’ Jeevan Bima Nagar, promoted by Life Insurance Corporation of India, my Alma master- with 944 flats for the policyholders of LIC, of whom I am also one notwithstanding the fact that I have served for more than four decades this mammoth Organization in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu etc.! Mr. Suresh Mathew my close friend has gone to US on an official work and caught up there thanks to ALL POWERFUL CORONA!

There are so many “isms” in the world and one is GANDHISM and one who follows Gandhism in thoughts, words and deeds honestly and faithfully can be deemed to be a Gandhian! Let us go a little deeper to find an answer to the question that the TITLE OF THE SUN DAY STORY poses!

Gandhism is a body of ideas that describes the inspiration, vision, and the life work of Mohandas Gandhi. It is particularly associated with his contributions to the idea of nonviolent resistance, sometimes also called civil resistance. The two pillars of Gandhism are truth and non-violence.
The term “Gandhism” also encompasses what Gandhi’s ideas, words, and actions mean to people around the world and how they used them for guidance in building their own future. Gandhism also permeates into the realm of the individual human being, non-political and non-social. A Gandhian can mean either an individual who follows, or a specific philosophy which is attributed to, Gandhism.
However, Gandhi did not approve of the term ‘Gandhism’. As he explained:

“There is no such thing as “Gandhism” and I do not want to leave any sect after me. I do not claim to have originated any new principle or doctrine. I have simply tried in my own way to apply the eternal truths to our daily life and problems…The opinions I have formed and the conclusions I have arrived at are not final. I may change them tomorrow. I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills.”

In the absence of a “Gandhism” approved by Gandhi himself, there is a school of thought that one has to derive what Gandhism stands for, from his life and works. One such deduction is a philosophy based on “truth” and “non-violence” in the following sense. First, we should acknowledge and accept the truth that people are different at all levels (“truth”). Second, that one should never resort to violence to settle inherent differences between human beings at any level: from between two people to two nations to two races or two religions (“non-violence”).
Simplicity in life and living and nobility in thoughts, words and deeds are sin qua non.
Khadhi dress –kadhar- is just a symbol and wearing kadhar dress alone cannot be deemed to be simple and Gandhian! From this standard there are thousands and thousands of Gandhians in India and in that case India should be the NOBLEST NATION in the world!
Gandhiji’s autobiography “MY EXPEREIMENTS WITH TRUTH “ is indeed  a great epic!
Here are his views on his cherished principles of TRUTH and NON-VIOLENCE:
TRUTH AND NONVIOLENCE are  the two key ingredients of Gandhian thought. It is not possible to pursue one without the other.  .Word “truth” denotes the “right” thing to do in a morally charged situation. Mahatma Gandhi was fond of quoting the following statement from Confucius: “To know what is right and not to do it is cowardice.”
It may be possible to pursue both truth without regard to nonviolence, and nonviolence without regard to truth.  The pursuit of truth on its own makes us self-righteous. Similarly, nonviolence pursued on its own, uncoupled with truth, could simply be used as a cover to countenance passivity, even cowardice, and degenerate into a form of self-indulgence – just as truth on its own could degenerate into a form of self-righteousness.
If the two-truth and ahimsa-are to be pursued simultaneously, then the question  arises- what is the relationship between the two? The following passage from the writings of Mahatma Gandhi offers a clue to his position on the matter:
It is perhaps clear from the foregoing, that without ahimsa it is not possible to seek and find Truth. Ahimsa and Truth are so intertwined that it is practically impossible to disentangle and separate them. They are like the two sides of a coin, or rather of a smooth unstamped metallic are like the two sides of a coin, or rather of a smooth unstamped metallic disc. Who can say, which is the obverse, and which is the reverse? Nevertheless ahimsa is the means; Truth is the end.  When once we have grasped this point, final victory is beyond question. Whatever difficulties we encounter, whatever apparent reverses we sustain, we may not give up the quest for Truth which alone is, being God Himself (M. K. Gandhi, Hindu Dharma (Ahmedabad : Thus for Mahatma Gandhi nonviolence is the means, and truth, or God, is the end.

This relationship of the two is also capable of being looked at in new light from within an essentially Gandhian framework.

. It seems, however, that there are good reasons for arguing, from a Gandhian perspective, that such a proclamation should be nonviolent. Mahatma Gandhi insisted that human beings are necessarily an imperfect channel for the respective of God’s revelation. This fact means that they could go wrong in some way in speaking for God. So if in disseminating God’s message they turned out to be wrong but proclaimed it in a nonviolent way, then they would have caused minimum harm. And if they turn out to be right – then all power to them.
Is this the reason why crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in Christianity are companion events?.

This apart,
I distinctly remember on the assassination day of Gandhiji, at age 7, I was  having fever and I refused to take porridge and slept weeping.
My conviction on truth and non- violence NIL? If someone takes a staff and asks me the question, if I say yes, and is likely to beat me I shall say NO NO NO!

That type of Gandhian I am!

It is unfortunate that the present Center proposes to build a temple for that criminal Godse and publish his books. What a shame!
Secularism-yes I subscribe. ISHVAR ALLAH THAERAE NAM SABKO SANMATHI DHE BHAGWAN- Ragupathi Raghava Raja Ram was Gandhiji’s pet song.   I also love it.

I go to temple, stand for a minute in front of any mosque, or Church when I pass through by walk. And think when I cross by other modes. To some extent I don’t indulge in uttering lies with knowledge.

To conclude the Sunday Story –“EMPHATIC NO “ is THE answer to Mr Eapen of US and my dear friend Suresh Mathew at the moment caught up in US!

We shall meet as usual tomorrow and till then BYE!

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MAHATMA 150!

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Second October Two Thousand Nineteen is today Father of the Nation
MAHATMA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY- a sacred day is today with elation
We look at the day! A holy and sacred day indeed is this Wednesday!
We bow our heads in reverence to the GREAT SOUL- MAHATMA!~

Sanctity of this  holy day is added with the  gifted
Gandhiyans -great Kamaraj of Tamil nadu-uplifting poor
And LalBahadur Shastri from Uttar Pradesh- the then
Effective Prime Minister of our holy Motherland- Barath

Mahatma’s EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH” made him a SATHYAVAN
His PLEA FOR VEGETARIANISM made him a pure vegetarian
His RAGHUPATHI RAGHAVA RAJA RAM made him to say RAM while at death
His urge to READ THIRUKKURAL made him learn TAMIL!

His experience at SOUTH AFRICA made him STRUGGLE FOR INDIAN FREEDOM
His PASSION for PUNCTUALITY made him borrow a cycle from a passerby
And reach Sewagram on time for evening prayer-his regular habit.
A constable’s kick abroad made him respect every one at all times!

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DANCE LIKE A CHICKEN DAY May14th.

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Of the creations of the God among the birds chicken is beautiful
Alas! cruel man feels chicken is an ideal non-veg dish wonderful!
Chicken soup, chicken biryani at all times everywhere nice
Easy victim in the world is the lovely chicken for the dish with spice!

May fourteenth today is Dance Like A Chicken Day to enjoy and dance
Observed -a day to perform the “Chicken Dance” and not chickenery
A day for those Who like “Chicken Dance” an oom-pah song and
connected fad dance A contemporary dance throughout the Western world!

Song composed by accordion player Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland,
In nineteen fifties. name of original Swiss song was “Der Ententanz”
The Duck Dance.Let them dance but not kill and eat -poor creature
Let us allow them to happily roam, wake us up early morn its feature!

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Poor chicken turned Biryani!!!!!!Sacrificing its precious life and freedom for satisfying  the taste buds the cruel man!.

EAT WHAT YOU WANT DAY May 11th.

 

 

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Wonderful day it is for the likes of me prohibited to EAT WHAT I WANT
Reasons several- may be health mainly- but keeping quiet sans eating I can’t!
Today May Eleventh a nice day “EAT WHAT YOU WANT DAY” very gratifying
Let me think more and enjoy the day-collecting what all I want-satisfying!

National Day celebrated with enthusiasm in the United States
Having breakfast for dinner-freedom to choose, have fluffy stack
Of pancakes with a side of bacon before bedtime stomach will be happy
Break the routine no tiffin box to be carried-lunch at a hotel-costly!

Enjoying the company and the break from the usual idli, dosa, curd bath
Getting kids involved- on this day let the kids decide what will be the menu
Creating opportunity for them to help out with the meal to likes of all
No counting calories and restricting from consuming foods-sans sense of guilt.

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March 19th-POULTRY DAY

National Poultry Day - March 19

Great Saint Poet, author of the Tamil magnum opus Thirukkural
Two thousand years ago appealed to the people to shun and
Give up meat eating!
Chapter Twenty Six

BYE TO MEAT EATING

1.
How can be graceful
One who takes animal’s flesh
To keep his flesh fresh!                                      (251)

2.
For the meat eaters
No grace left; wealth of no use
Who cares not but fritters!                               (252)

3.
The one who takes flesh
Sees not the grace of life great
Killer minds his knife!                               (253)

4.Non-killing is grace
Killing graceless; eating meat
Sure a sin – disgrace!                                       (254)
5.
Bye to meat! Lives saved!
Hell welcomes the meat eaters
Path to hell well laid!                                      (255)
6.
Killing life for meat
Selling flesh for money – sin
No more flesh to eat!                                       (256)
7.
Flesh – another’s sore
Realized one avoids meat
The world can’t ask for more!                           (257)
8.
Free from ignorance
Will abstain from meat eating
Meat – another’s life!                                      (258)
9.
Better than penance
Is giving up meat – a life
Killed for our pleasure!                                    (259)
10.
Who abstain from meat
The world salutes with respect
They kill not and greet!                                     (260)

Here we have NATIONAL POULTRY DAY today Nineteenth March
Eggs and turkey bacon for breakfast, an open-faced turkey avocado sandwich for lunch and then perhaps a good, ol’ fashioned fried chicken dinner to finish off the day. Poultry is the theme for March 19th as it is National Poultry Day.
Poultry refers to domestic birds that are raised for meat and eggs. These birds include chicken, turkey, ducks, geese, quail, and pheasant.  Poultry is farmed in large numbers with chickens being the most numerous.
Poultry can be prepared in many different ways including roasting, baking, frying, grilling, sautéing, steaming and roasting.

Look at these ignorant and innocent looking hen and rooster
Not knowing its fate in a minutes few at the hands of the men
Great creation of the Almighty, my great Lord Omnipotent
To be at peace and harmony with all HIS creations!

Let us try  and make efforts to follow the Tamil Poet Valluvar
And take to vegetarianism in all spirit good and valuable
And spare the valuable lives of all birds and animals
Live to the traditions of India that is Bharath our homeland!

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November 1st WORLD VEGAN DAY

Family cooking a vegetarian meal.

The world knows well the PLEA FOR VEGETARIANISM
Advocated by Mahatma Gandhi as an expression
Of compassion and love for animals-yet another
Creation of the Lord almighty!- The Omnipotent!

Compassion Towards Animals-noble mission
Of veganism- refrain from using anything made
From animals- meat, eggs, milk, and honey avoid products
That use animal labor! What a great mission vegans have!

November first World Vegan Day is today-no animal
Racing or fighting be allowed! Non-violence, compassion
Towards all of nature’s creatures- heart of their philosophy.
All such activities are exploitative and cruel
Vegans, feel it is an issue of ethics and health.
Plant-Based Diet-advocated and practiced-
Their diet high in fiber and low in cholesterol reduce risk of
Heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.!

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WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY -1st October.

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“PLEA for Vegetarianism” by revered Father of
Our Holy Nation-Mahatma Gandhi- set the tone for
Purely a vegetarian society all over the planet
For the good of all the living beings created by the Lord!

Today the first of October is World Vegetarian Day
“To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing
Possibilities of vegetarianism.” awareness to
The ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian
Benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. Nice to follow
In the interest of all creations of God. – not hollow!

Vegetarian Awareness Month also well-known as
“Reverence for Life” month, “Month of Vegetarian Food”!
World owe it to the creator to take care in all ways
Living beings-human and animal-let us respect the days!

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JAINISM TORCHBEARER

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Namo Arihantanam: – I bow to the enlightened souls
Namo Siddhanam: – I bow to the liberated souls
Namo Ayariyanam: – I bow to religious leaders
Namo Uvajjayanam: – I bow to religious teachers
Namo Loe Savva Sahunam: – I bow to all monks of the world
Eso Panch Namukkaro: – These five salutations are capable of
Savva Pava Panasano: destroying all the sins and this is
Mangalancha Savvesin: the first happiness among all forms
Padhamam Havai Mangalam: of happiness

Non-injury, truth, non-stealing, chastity and sure
Non-attachment elevates quality of life pure!
Mahaveera spread the message for years thirty
Gautama Swami compiled the teachings quite swiftly!

Oh! My Lord! Let me not do any harm even to germs
Let me finish my dinner early,-avoiding harm to worms
No harm to humans, animals and birds- any living being
Grant me moksha allowing no karmas accumulating!

Jains a great set of pious and peaceful Indians
Serving the cause of Motherland India- Bharath
Mahaveera attaining moksha-liberated soul
At his age seventy two-golden birth and samadhi!

Mahaveer Jayanthi is today; let us greet the Jains
And invoke the grace of Mahaveer- to live sans pains
To bring heaven on earth follow the holy path pure
Peace and poise, harmony and friendship ever-last sure!

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Oct 24 United Nations Day

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In human life we say UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL
Time tested and found to be great and right over years to stand tall
Nations are made of human beings with feelings and emotions
Naturally UNITED THEY STAND DIVIDED THEY FALL- Nations!

October twenty fourth today is great UNITED NATIONS DAY
Year two thousand and sixteen has a theme unique to show the way
For a healthy living of the humans all over the world nice
Theme: “International Year of PULSES” to be adopted wise!

Theme covers areas four meticulously planned A to D
A. Food Security, Nutrition, and Innovation-
B. Creating Awareness and Sustainability
C. Market Access
D. Productivity and Environmental Sustainability!

 

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