• March 21, World Poetry Day

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Poetry indeed a pleasant branch of literature in any language
Great mode of Expression of one’s feelings and emotions happy and otherwise!
POETRY World indeed a blessed world blessed with great and noble
Poets in all languages all over the world! Poetry lift the souls!

March Twenty First is the  World Poetry Day declared by the
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
“with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression
And increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard”.

Purpose is to promote  reading, writing, publishing and teaching of
Poetry throughout the world. to “give fresh recognition and impetus
To national, regional and international poetry movements”. we have quite a few.*

Let us recall with reverence the greats like Milton, Shakespeare, Keats and Shelly!
Barathiyar and Kamban, Ilango and Thikkanna, Valmiki and Kalidasa
Whose monumental poetic works will survive for centuries and centuries!
Let us train the young poets and encourage to work on poetry!

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  • Chennai Poetry Circle, India Poetry Circle, கவிஞர்கள் சங்கமம்  and other greats..

THIRUVALLUVAR DAY 10th March IS 50

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By my spoken  words and written expressions, I hold  three as my mentors
From heaven who hold my hands once I step out of my home at any time
And bring me back safe home. One is THIRUVALLUVAR second Is
Mahatma Gandhi and the third is Mahakavi Bharathiyar. all great souls!

Thiruvalluvar  known as Valluvar, a celebrated Tamil poet
And philosopher.  author of Thirukkuṛaḷ, a collection of
One thousand three hundred and thirty couplets on ethics,
Political and economical matters, and love. The text is
An exceptional and widely cherished work of the Tamil Saint Poet.
Translated into more than ninety languages-highest in the world.
Thiruvalluvam is not for reading, doing research to get a doctorate
It is for  life and living following its dictates unreservedly !

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Tiruvalluvar statue at Kanyakumari.

TIRUVALLUVAR DAY-16TH JANUARY

OF THE THREE of my mentors from their heavenly abode one is
The great Tamil Saint Poet born nearly three thousand years
Ago in Chennai,Tamillnadu! THIRUVALLUVAR, a versatile Tamil poet
And philosopher. author of the magnum opus Thirukkuṛaḷ,
A collection of couplets one thousand three hundred and thirty
On ethics, political and economical matters, and love.
An exceptional and widely cherished work in Tamil literature ]

Little is known for sure about his family background, religious
Affiliation, or birthplace. He is believed to have lived at least in the town of Mylapore and Maraimalai Adigal gives thirty one BCE as the birth year of Valluvar,
Valluvar has influenced a wide range of scholars down the ages since his time
Across the ethical, social, political, economical, religious, philosophical, and Spiritual spheres. long been venerated as a great sage, and his Thirukkural a classic.

The other two mentors are Mahatma Gandhi and Bharathiyar
Who guide me and take me by their hands as I step out
And bring me back home safe and sound. They constantly
Sit on my study table in the form of their writings!

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 2,32,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 750th view at 12.00 hrs yesterday viz Wednesday    the 15th  January 2020, (15/01/2020) , total views of the BLOG  crossed  the landmark  TWO LAC AND THIRTY TWO THOUSAND (2,32,000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1810th day and 1845th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

Yesterday’s total views  1144!!!!

RAINY DAYS!

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Prompted by the weekly prompt of Blogging Meet here is prompted poem:
RAINY DAYS have made grand arrival! Yes the great gift of Nature alias God!
PAINY DAYS are these to many-going to schools and offices and outside home
With umbrellas failing to protect from rains heavy, Rain coat
Out of its place from the cupboard helps walking or driving two wheelers!
Getting cold and fever as a result of getting drenched in rain-a pain!
Even after the RAIN stops, drizzles continue through TREE LEAVES and branches!
RAIN essential for the world as the Saint Poet of Tamilnadu says in his Magnum Opus THIRUKKURAL written years two thousand and three hundred ago!:
Chapter Two
GLORY OF RAIN
11.
On rain, rests the world
Sure for its prosperity
Treat rain –nectar bold! (11)

12.
It helps grow great food
Sans water no agriculture
Quenches thirsty world! (12)

13.
Water all in sea
Helps not life on earth so well
Rain water gives glee! (13)

14.
Rain sustains the world
Makes the fertile land yield more
Sans farmers can’t mould! (14)
15.
By absence, rain destroys
Life, living, people and the world
By care it creates! (15)
16.
If rain fails to grace
The earth with its compassion
No grass you can trace! (16)
17.
Ocean becomes dry
When the sky bears not the clouds
People made to cry! (17)
18.
Rain – gift of nature
Whenever denied to the world
Bleak – nobles’ future! (18)
19.
When powerful rain fails
Noble charity gets failed
Nobles’ penance falls! (19)
20.
Sans water no life
When the Lord of Rain conspires
Virtue faces knife! (20)

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 2,20,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 26th view at 07.00 hrs today viz Friday  the First November 2019, (01/11/2019) , total views of the BLOG crossed    TWO LAKHS AND TWENTY THOUSAND (2,20,000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1736th day and 1769th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

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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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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 2,15,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 79th view at 0745 hrs today viz Wednesday  the Second October 2019, (02/10/2019) total views of the BLOG crossed    TWO LAKHS AND FIFTEEN THOUSAND (2,15,000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1706th day and 1739th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

 

REMINDING REWARDS!

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My beloved father used to advise us on all possible occasions that we must be doing something extraordinary in the world that will have a positive impact on the society!

This has been working in mind right from childhood and a stage has come at the age o0f 78+ to assess whether we I could come any where near my father’s advice.

I thought of sharing my thoughts on this subject with my esteemed viewers and the result is REMINDING REWARDS!

What are the REWARDS and what do they REMIND? Here is a list of awards God has blessed me with through several organizations and individuals connected:

LIST OF AWARDS

  1. Michel Madhusudhan Award, Kolkatta
  2. Admirable Achiever Award by United Writers Associaton of India Chennai.
  3. Fellowship of the United Writers’ Association of India, Chennai.
  4. NTR All India National Admirable Achievers Award,2018- Nellore
  5. Moziyaakkach chemmal saadhanaiyaaLar Award-by South India Social Cultural Academy, Chennai
  6. SEVA RATHNA by Kanchi Mutt, Kanchipuram.
  7. National Symposium of Poets 2019 Memento by AIR Chennai
  8. Award from National Book of Records.
  9. Award Asia Pacific Book of Records 2017
  10. Thamiz Thonral Award from Solaik kuyilkaL, Chennai.

.  11. Winged Word Award of International Socio-Literary Foundation    from Mangalore

12.Best Poet of the Year 2003 –Poets International, Bangalore.

13. Membership of the “International Writers Association” USA

14.“THIRUKKURAL NGAAYIRU” TYhiruvalluvar Vaazviyal Neri Sangam, Chennai

15.“Sirandha Manidha Neyar virudhu” –Karunaik karangaL, Chennai

16. Word press University’s LEIBSTER AWARD

17. Word press University’s Versatile Blogger Award.

18. World Records University UK ‘s Doctorate.

19. ARIVUK KALANJIYAM Award by MTS Academy, Chennai

20. Flamingo Award 2016 from Sulur Peta, AP

21. Flamingo Poetry Festival 2019 Certificate, Nellore

22. National Insurance Academy Pune 1998

23. INTHAMIZ INIYAR AWARD, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai.

24. KAVI MUKIL Award 2011, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai

25. Certificate from Amravati Poetic Prism 2016 Vijayawada,AP

26. World Academy of Arts and Culture certificate 2007, Chennai

27. Ilakkiyach ChudaroLi 2018, Chennai

28. Ilakkiyath thenral 2018, Chennai

29. Writers Forum Ranchi 1995,

30. Kavich chudaroLi 2017, Chennai.

31.Sindhanaich chirpi, Chennai

32. Kavi Nilavu, Chennai

33. Natchaththirak kavi, 2018, Chennai.

34. THANJAVOORIN PERUMAIK KURIYAVAR 2018-Ilakkiyaccholai, Chennai

35. 11th International Poetry Festival Certificate 2018, Guntur

36. Pongal Award 2019, Ilakkiyach cholai , Chennai

37. Kavimaamani- Kabilar Muthamiz sangam, Thirukkoyilur 2019.

38. World Union of Poets Italy Hon. Member of the WPU-Italy.2019.

39. Madurai Thisradwani Award 2013 for Translation of Pancha Rathna Keerthanas to Tamil from Telugu, Madurai

40. Jayendra Saraswathi Award 2013,

41. Kavich chigaram 2019, Chennai

42. “NEYA SUDAROLI” award, Kavi Oviya in May 2019.

43. ”விடுதலைக் கவிஞர்” 17/5/19 அனைத்துலக தமிழ் மன்றம்

44. Kannadasan Award-16.6.19 iLAKKIYACCHOLAI

45. National Icon Award from the Global Records and Research Foundation

 

I will be doing injustice to the Organizations and individuals if I discuss how far I deserve these Rewards as they are all great in their own way and have not given the rewards casually or just like that for fun. They have their consideration before deciding on the reward and to whom they are given.

Just an ordinary Mathematics graduate of 1961 through Alagappa College affiliated to Madras University and employed in premier Life Insurance Corporation of India for four decades and more- nothing to do with literature! But almost all the above rewards are for literary achievements only! That looks a paradox!

God’s grace propelled an urge in me and in deference to my father’s constant motivation to achieve something in life I put up my efforts and the result is seen in the above rewards.

செயற்கரிய செய்வார் பெரியர்; சிறியர்

செயற்கரிய செய்கலா தார்     (குறள் 26)

The small the path of ease pursue

The great achieve things rare to do (KuraL 26)

I used to say that Thiruvalluvar from his heavenly abode guide me ever and takes me by his hand once I step out of my home and bring me back safe and sound along with Barathiyar and Mahatma Gandhi! In conjunction with my father’s dinning, I put in my efforts in the literary field and by HIS grace, I could achieve something and the lst furnished above is a proof.

BUT THEN……………………………….These REWARDS are constantly REMINDING me not to feel great and take rest but go on with your efforts.

Yes that is how I would say about my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com which is today 1594 days old with 1637 posts- without a day’s break since 25th February 2015! This Blog has earned me a place of HONOR in the ASIA-PACIFIC BOOK OF RECORDS which in turn has made the WORLD RECORDS UNIVERSITY UK to offer me an honorary Doctorate.

The NATIONAL ICON Reward by the GLOBAL RECORD AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION is based on the Blog crossing TWO LAKH VIEWS from more than 200 countries in the world! This constantly reminds me to continue a post every day without fail ‘as long as possible’! – of course “as long as possible” is a million dollar question!

Writing a poem every day from Monday to Saturday and a Sunday story  for every Sunday quite a drain on my mind and body. But these REMINDING REWARDS make me not to look back but proceed with my work –doing as a duty- leaving the fruit for God to decide. BUT DUTY IS OF COURSE A PLEASURE!

Well my dear viewers-sufficient I believe for the week. More than TWO LAKH VIEWS of the Blog, REMINDING REWARDS will give me strength sufficient to think and write every day without fail with God’s GRACE AND BLESSINGS!

My only request and appeal to all my esteemed viewers is only to give me your honest feedback on the Blog and if you feel either the lay out, topics, contents, method will make you more at ease in viewing, definitely I will improve my style. After all a writer, a poet or a singer only needs his admirers to be at ease and comfort and enjoy. Be free to send your kind feedback. We shall meet tomorrow and till then may GOD BE WITH YOU! GOOD BYE!

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REMINDER OF REWARDS
COME WHAT MAY! CONTINUE YOUR LITERARY ACTIVITIES TO DO AND ACHIEVE SOMETHING GREAT AND YOUR BELOVED FATHER FROM HIS HEAVENLY ABODE WILL ENJOY AND CONTINUE HIS BLESSINGS TO YOU.
GOD ALWAYS STANDS BY THE SIDE OF THE TRUE, SINCERE AND HONEST WORKERS WHEREVER THEY ARE AND WORKING.
REWARDS OR NO REWARDS, WORK CONSCIENTIOUSLY -“ACTION IS THY DUTY-FRUIT IS NOT THY CONCERN” LORD KRISHNA’S DIVINE WORDS. WHAT HE TOLD ARJUNA EQUALLY APPLIES TO ALL ON EARTH!
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EVILS OF FRAUD

 

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Unfortunately the society is beset with frauds and fraudsters. The following are Ten Thirukkural Couplets translated by me into English. Wortds of wisdom that came from Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar more than 2000 years ago: This indeed the u8rgent need of the hour!

1.
Indulge not in fraud
If not to be insulted
Guard from evil deeds!                                                 (281)
2.
It brings awful woes
Very thought of defrauding
Coveting others!                                                           (282)
3.
Wealth through coveting
Disappears in no time
A sin – demeaning!                                                       (283)
4
Fruits of fraud and greed
Though seem sweet, bring bitter woes
Attempt and get freed!                                                 (284)
5.
To show love and grace
Is not the wont of a fraud
He covets and falls!                                                      (285)
6.
Whose life uncontrolled
Go with love and lust for fraud
Get bad uncontrolled!                                                   (286)
7.
Those who know their strength
Know well the evils of fraud
Indulge not a length!                                                    (287)
8.
Fraudulent mind stands
As a virtuous thought holds
Hold to virtue strong!                                                   (288)
9.
Evil thoughts bring doom
They sure suffer and perish
Shun fraud, avoid gloom!                                             (289)
10.
Fraudulent falls sure
Liability on earth
Heaven greets the pure!                                                (290)