Mr. OKR Sivaganam in his native temple
Here is the Part XV of the VIEWER’S VIEW ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS where we have been giving the views of our regular viewer and commentator Shri OKR Sivagnam who was my colleague in the great Public Sector Undertaking – Life Insurance Corporation of India, which I proudly served for four decades and more. Shri Sivanganam is regular in viewing ENVIUS THOUGHTS and sending a review thereon on a day today basis. It is a matter of delight that he is as enthusiastic in viewing and reviewing as I am in posting! -religiously meticulous! Kindly read and enjoy. Here we have covered his Reviews in the current year.
An additional aspect is he goes through my very early postings in 2015 till he came in contact with ENVIUS THOUGHTS and makes reviews to the delight of my esteemed viewers.
Part XIV covered upto 9/6/17. Further Here it is uptodate.
. Your Sunday Story on Small and Big is indeed bigger for its wider and deeper coverage!
From the moment we slip in to the cradle, and finally in to the grave, we put on robes different, to suit the roles assumed voluntarily or thrust upon against our wishes!
Execution must be satisfactorily good, no matter the task is small or big!
Thirukkural is structure-wise small, and as for the contents, it’s big, bigger, and the biggest- hence its popularity across the world!
Impact of words on us is big, irrespective of whether it’s uttered in the context of issues, small or big- hence the need to think twice before allowing them to come out of our mouth!
Meanness in thought, word, and deed shows our big indifference to the ethical standards in place!
What’s small to one may be big to the other, and vice versa- hence no need for arguments bordering them, leading to unwarranted divisions among the people!
Polarisation of status- small and big- is in effect, the enhancer of inequalities in society!
A bigger goal may not frighten us if we are prepared to divide the whole into many small parts and proceed to execute them one after the other- no need for anxiety or panic!
And so, anything small need not be ugly, the way anything big too is beautiful- it’s all in the mind to understand the truth!
Nice to read your post on United Nations Day being observed today!
ஊர் கூடித் தேர் இழுத்தல்-
This is what comes to the mind when UNITY is talked about!
The collective efforts of a group of people can do the wonders which otherwise are impossible of execution when attempted individually!
Completion of tasks is made easy, when we let go of ego, and co-operate with one another wholeheartedly!
This mindset will greatly help in carrying out the welfare schemes meant for the people through their representatives in government or the opposition!
The same is true with respect to the nations of the world through the United Nations Organisation!
Not an easy job when agendas, naturally, are going to be different from nation to nation!
But world peace is very important, particularly when globalisation has become the order of the day!
This is where the UNO comes into the picture with a great responsibility to shoulder with the active support of the member countries!
May all the nations be alive to this goal and contribute their best for the smooth functioning of the world organisation in the interest of one and all!
A beautiful post on Scientist Chandrasekhar!
The one who born in Lahore in British India and a child-genius, Chandrasekhar was one of the first scientists, famous for pursuing studies on Physics and Astronomy combined together!
Many awards came to him, justifying his abilities in the subjects embarked, and had the unique distinction of being the first Nobel Laureate in the field of Astrophysics!
Understanding of black holes gets facilitated through his contributions to the subject matter!
Most of his professional life was in the US, and he had the passion for the country for the sheer freedom he enjoyed in academia, which made him appreciate the country- in his own words as follows!
” I have one advantage here in the United States.
I have enormous freedom.
I can do what I want.
Nobody bothers me “.
Let the students be inspired in scientific temperament to become the likes of Chandrasekhar, and be instrumental in contributing to achievements in the chosen field!
And may the authorities be sensible enough to grant academic independence to the researchers, paving the way for the expected outcome to be of use to the common man!
You’ve rightly come out with the Ugly Exhibition on the eve of Festival of Lights, that turned out to be a pompous show of ‘ affordability ‘ in terms of money!
And a war of ego too, among the neighbours, as to who’s spending more on this score!
Many forget the effectiveness of moderation in anything in general and in celebrations in particular!
The thunderous sound of crackers, no doubt, affect the children and the elderly very much, irritating to the core! As you said, the lavish spending in this respect may well be avoided to reserve them for the benefit of the poor who are unable to have at least two square meals a day!
Celebration by itself is welcome, but extending it as to be a hindrance to the ‘ vulnerable ‘ group of people is loathsome!
You post: Joy of Giving Day- Diwali, adding joy to the festivity!
It’s joy enormous in giving than receiving!
The joy one finds in the needy is indeed the real joy we’re after!
Sound of music is more enjoyable than the sound of Deepavali, I suppose!
The sound of high-decibel crackers injures the ear-drums badly, affecting the power to hear properly, and respond appropriately!
On the contrary, the light-show that comes with Deepavali marks the disappearance of evils to present the ever-good, making our moods happiest ever!
Let the celebration be an occasion for the nice get-togethers, giving scope for exchange of pleasant memories remaining unshared for long due to separation necessitated by relocation on grounds of work and job!
A great thought on Mother Teresa for the day!
HER name reminds one of service to humanity!
Compassion is writ large on HER smiling face!
Simplicity we learn from the Mother Teresa!
Peace comes to the mind to avoid violence of any sort- verbal and physical- and here too, Teresa had the impact on us!
While on this, we will just be failing, if we do not make a mention on Mahatma Gandhi, who toiled for the cause of the nation with his non-violent, but powerful methods!
Simplistic way of living had been the approach throughout his life!
Nice examples to positively impact us in our everyday life!
Your special and second post today entitled Envius Thoughts Views 111111!
What’s in a number- we’re used to hear this quite often in a casual manner!
But we very much care for the numbers in our day-to-day life!
So is the case with numbers we are concerned with in matters relating to our economy!
Parents are very much after the numbers when it comes to the ranking of their wards in the examinations- they are prepared to sacrifice anything for the unique and enviable position!
In sports, the players vie with one another to win laurels, placing themselves in the top slot , again a preference for the special numbers like 1 or 2 or 3!
And people are really crazy to have special numbers for the brand new and dream-vehicles they purchase after deep thought!
And there are the film-goers who visit the cinema houses for the first show on the very first day of the release to see the movies starred by their favourite heroes- again what matters to them is the number!
But your longing for the numbers is quite different in that it’s just the feedback for your creations that take much of your time and efforts!
Congrats for the special view scores of six one’s!
A good poem on World Standards Day!
May be, demonetisation of higher denomination currencies was symbolic of demonetisation of higher values in life!
Sticking to standards is significant to the growth and development of society!
Lack of quality in products or services is, in effect, lack of quality of our life!
Manufacturers, and service providers, are under an obligation to follow the set rules strictly, or else subject to scrutiny and punishment for deviations, if any!
But many a time, they are insensitive to the consequences, and better positioned to flout the rules with the active connivance of the authorities concerned who otherwise are put in guard to prevent malpractices whatever!
Unless and until they realise their duty towards the society, the latter is not assured of QUALITY that is the cornerstone of life and living in particular!
This World Standards Day, let the sectors rededicate themselves to the cause of the people, and render justice with a spirit of responsibility!
A nice post on Idol Worship!
A prayer in effect is an appeal for grant of something we seek!
It may be from the God the Almighty, or from others who are in a position to satisfy one’s needs, small or big!
As for worshipping the God of our choice, it’s open to us either to prostrate before the idol with total surrender, or to offer the prayer in total silence, assuming an idol right in front of us!
It may be for personal gain or for peace and prosperity for the whole of the universe, the latter one being the most ideal, and without an iota of selfishness!
And there’s a segment going in for hero worship, erecting statues in places of mass crowding, often troubling the passersby!
Pity it’s that it isn’t prevented- it’s just not given thought to!
And your conclusion that Idol Worship is Ideal Worship is very much true for the simple reason that the process enhances the much needed concentration and focus in prayers!
A beautiful imagination in the form of a question-answer session with flowers in your post: Flowers Speak, today!
All flowers are unique in their own way!
What is beautiful and attractive to me may not appeal to you in the same way!
Nevertheless, they carry the impact along, with their varied colour, shape, and fragrance, attracting us with a mere touch or feel!
If one is credited with the power to experience the joy of its companionship, naturally, a thousand stories would start coming out, giving a nice treat to our heart’s content!
The language of flowers is crystal clear to such of those flower-lovers, that they can readily and effortlessly come out with suitable response!
Let us make friends with flowers, the one-of-the various manifestations of NATURE, and engage in daily conversations with them, thereby avoiding their loneliness!
Nice to see your thousandth post in the Tale- of- a -Blogger- series, this Sunday!
The days are 924;
But your output is 1000-
You’re at a comfortable PLUS!
Your KITTY is ever- brimming with ideas and thoughts varied, and so can never exhaust, but continue to spread their fragrance!
Variety is the hallmark of the contents in your storehouse, and we’re assured of newer and newer output one after another uninterruptedly!
Goddess of Learning resides in you, and guides you in every endeavour attempted!
And Mahakavi Bharathi inspires you to move ahead with your assignments with confidence!
And again, ideals put forth by Thiruvallur, that inspired M K Gandhi in his life also seem to influence your approach to life greatly!
Well done, and God bless you in facet of your life!
Your Sunday Story on 1/10/17- Thiruvallur inspired Gandhi Mahan- nice to read and introspect!
Ideals set forth by Thiruvalluvar in his great contribution called Thirukkural to the society are worthy of following, though seem utopian!
Determination to practice will make it easy to follow and get benefited out of it!
Mahatma Gandhi’s life had a great story, making the rounds, taking a cue from the wisdom gems sprinkled in abundance by the poet Thiruvalluvar!
A neat polish Gandhiji had done to shape his life in accordance with what Valluvar had to say on many virtues, exhorting him to lend his ears and see for himself, the positive results that follow as a natural course!
For example, attributes like compassion, no harm to others, sacrifice, and what not, found a great expression in his daily life with practical application!
He never meant enmity with the British, though he faught with them for our freedom- with non-violence, the ruling mantra!
Simplicity he practiced to the core, and earned the title ‘ Mahan ‘ , and he continued to lead the life accordingly!
And his autobiography ‘ My Experiment with Truth ‘ is a standing example to the ideal of ‘ truth ‘ enunciated in Thirukkural!
We wish such nice principles go well with our present-day leaders, and add themselves to the enviable list of followers of Thirukkural!
A nice post on ROSE the US National Flower!
Nehru’s love for rose was so great that the flower always used to decorate his coat pocket with its look and fragrance!
Variety is its speciality, like all other flowers, that one is offered the option to choose from!
Man is often gripped with the monotonous way of life that he needs a break in between to refresh himself, and come out with the readiness to proceed further- and the flowers have the capacity to make him free of the boredom set in!
A rose is a rose, but then we have to be careful about the thorns that may prick and injure us, reminding us of the fact that our gains are subject to corresponding pains!
The story as told by the ROSE spreads its fragrance amidst us, making the atmosphere very much pleasing to experience and enjoy!
Nice to go through your post on World Animals Day!
Animals have a place of their own, just as we humans do have, and experience the joy of living!
Pain and sufferings too are part of their life with a difference- they will not be able to express the feelings with those who inflicted the harm!
Yet, they can ferociously retard back and injure the targeted!
So long as we keep ourselves from disturbing the animals, both tamed and wild, they will go their own way, and do not harbour any necessity to pounce back upon us!
Love and kindness we show will make the animals too, live peacefully in co-existence with human beings, thereby contributing to the ecological balance that is more important!
Your post on Muharram ( October 1st ) to mourn the death of Inman Hussain in the battlefield!
A day to pray and fast to remember him for his courage shown in the war!
Not a day to celebrate and engage in joyful events!
Let us join with our Muslim brethren in their mourning, and show our solidarity!
A beautiful song on Navaraathri, from Mahakavi, praising the Goddesses, Parasakthi, Vani, Sree Devi, and Parvati!
And a nice translation of yours!
The all- pervading Parasakthi lends total support, by leading us along a right path!
The Goddess Vani , the revealer , ensures wisdom for all!
Shree Devi stands for beauty, and wealth- we take refuge in HER!
And the Goddess Parvati, the light-provider, makes us flourish with all benevolences on this earth!
An all-in-one prayer for the prosperity of all!
A nice post dedicated in obeisance to the Goddess of Knowledge on the occasion of AYUDHA POOJA and SARASWATHI POOJA!
Knowledge is integral to our everyday life;
Its application is more important than the knowledge per se, for mere a storehouse of knowledge goes waste if the stuff is not taken out and used effectively in practice!
We strongly believe, the intervention of Goddess of Learning makes a positive impact on us in acquiring knowledge and putting them in use, whatever field we are in!
And the Mahakavi Bharathi’s love for Saraswathi is evident from the way he describes the Goddess in all minute details, including the Lotus flower that gets prominence because of the majestic seat it graciously offers to HER!
On this special day, let us pray the Goddess to bless the nation with the right wisdom for the rulers to give a good governance to the people, and make them happy!
A nice post on Papanasam Sivan on his birthday!
Divine songs are the media through which God is sought to be realised and reached!
Karnatic music brings the likes of Bagavathar, and M S Subbulakshmi to remember them for their contributions in the field of music!
It’s very nice of you to bring Papanasam Sivan in this category, and pay your tributes!
Divinity effaces impurities if any in the mind, and prepares one to undertake the grand journey of spirituality successfully!
It’s very much capable of removing the roadblocks on the way, facilitating progress of the journey without interruptions!
Divine songs calm us to such an extent that no interruption can jeopardize the spiritual task!
Oh, Clouds- a beautiful poem on the selfless CLOUDS!
It’s not only N V S, but everyone envies (and applauds too) the clouds for their benevolence showered on all of us on this earth!
Imagine the life of all living beings sans water!
The over-bearing clouds that travel effortlessly across the sky above provide us with the rain waters catering to the needs of plants, animals, and human beings!
But we cannot be like the merciful clouds, for we are driven to run after the material life that blunts our concern for others!
In spite of it, we can have a sincere introspection and minimise the selfish element to care for the nature and its manifestations!
That way we can aid in creating an atmosphere for a healthy environment to prevail for the good of all!
Let us wake up to every morning with the serious thinking of the clouds, and proceed with our daily routine, doing one or two beneficial tasks at the minimum for those around us!
Your posts on Journey to Freedom going nice with Part 23 appearing today!
Really a great movement that passed through many ups and downs in its course!
Bhagath Singh came of a patriotic family, and from his student days he involved himself in the freedom movement!
He was attracted to the non-violent approaches followed by Gandhiji and participated actively!
His socialist inclination and the fiery spirit in him drove him to switch to revolutionary methods which alone can, according to him, force the British to hand over the rule back to our country men!
Through his great speeches and writings, he was able to garner the active support of the youngsters to the fold of the freedom movement!
He posed a real danger to the British government, but he was hanged to death at the young age of 24 years, rendering a blow to the Indian freedom fighters!
Did that dampen the spirit of our fighting heroes in their mission of achieving independence for the Motherland?
Definitely no, and we succeeded eventually to see the light of the day on the midnight of
August 15, 1947!
Long live our freedom!
A nice poem from you on Baker’s Dozen to emphasize on the need to be ethical in business dealings!
For the Baker, a dozen was not meant a dozen, but one or two added to the bread loaves he supplied to the consumer in an attempt to make him happy, and give him the status of a regular customer harbouring no thought of shifting the loyalty!
It was then a really’ sale offer ‘ with no hypocrisy behind the deal!
Nowadays…..no dearth of offers being made out for the’ benefit ‘ of the gullible people who really want the good deal for the price they pay for a product or a service!
May the spirit and the principle embraced by the ‘ proverbial Baker ‘ come to be applied by the people in every transaction they make in the course of their profession, and allow the customers go home delighted!
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A nice Sanskrit Prayer for World Peace on the International Day of Peace-21st September!
Peace- a-difficult-to-get commodity for a price!
It’s something that our mind infers right- no matter what the external situation is!
It’s a skill that one develops out of practice, taking everything in its stride, making compromises here and there!
It’s a state of mind that spreads its aura far and wide that gives no room for violence and hatred!
Everyone must take it a responsibility to create a congenial atmosphere for others to remain at peace!
Wherever we go, we want peace without which all of our position and wealth is of no use!
Let us pray for world peace and contribute our part without fail!
Let us remain united, and stand for oneness, forgetting differences, if any!
And oneness will for sure ensure togetherness that leads to peace, harmony, and prosperity everywhere!
Your post on World No Car Day seeks a day off for plying cars on the road to keep off from the ill effects of air pollution!
The world has shrunken, thanks to the speedier transport facilities we enjoy nowadays!
The cars that facilitate saving in time are really a boon for the humankind!
But the polluted air one breathes in makes people susceptible to health hazards in the form of many illnesses that reduce the quality of life to a great extent!
The problem can be minimised, if not eradicated, by the method of car-pool, wherein a group of people can share and travel in a single car, thereby reducing the vehicles on the road at least to some extent!
Also public conveyance can be extensively used, contributing to lesser flow of vehicles with the resultant reduction in air pollution!
There’s no gain without pain, and hence some sacrifices we may make, thereby playing our rightful role in keeping the environment safe for living!
Nice to read your poem on Journey to Freedom ( Part 22 )!
Strategies were many and varied during the course of our freedom struggle!
May be, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the greatest turning point in our endeavour fruitfully resulting in the final Freedom dawned on us, the midnight of August 15, 1947!
Instigated at the introduction of new cartridges that stood against the religious sentiments of our soldiers, our sepoys revolted against the British troops!
The positive result was the transfer of power from the East India Company directly to the British Government that essentially made consultation possible with the Indians concerning the governance!
It was thus the first war of Independence that logically took the journey, culminating in the freedom that we began to embrace and enjoy!
A nice tribute to the Queen of Music!
Music is bound to captivate one and all!
The effect of music on the mind is immense that one needs to spare some time everyday, listening to some sort of music, vocal or instrumental!
It’s reported to be in application in the medical field in relieving stress and tension contributing to cardiovascular diseases!
The soothing effect it has on the mind tends to considerably reduce pain in the suffering patients!
Not only the carnatic music, but a melody of preference of the patient does the remarkable job of remedy and cure!
As food is to the body, music is to the heart and soul of an individual!
A nice poem on’ Cleanliness is Godliness’!
Cleanliness plays an important role in everyone’s life!
Whether it’s personal cleanliness or that of our surroundings, it adds quality to our life, by ensuring healthy condtions!
Cleanliness in thoughts, words, and deeds will spread peace and harmony, as there’s no scope for rift in relationships!
No surprise that Cleanliness is rightly equated with Godliness!
Let us therefore revere being clean the way we hold the Almighty in the heart of our hearts!
Tutorial has nothing to do with our quality of cleanliness!
And we do not have to go after the politicians to understand and practice cleanliness in our everyday life!
Because of the double-edged-sword-politicians, we continue to suffer, with no point of return!
Let the Almighty intervene for course-correction and ensure the presence of a good governance!
Let the preachers create the right infrastructure, with the authority vested in them, and leave cleanliness to the exclusive reign of people!
A good reading of your Sunday Story on:
Vasudevan on Envius Thoughts ( Part 2 )!
Nice comments from Shri. Vasudevan!
I think he’s the first to respond to your post daily with the tempo it deserves!
Wishing him all the best!
Your post on World Ozone Day is an eye opener on the perils due to ozone layer depletion!
We get protected from the ultraviolet rays emitted by the scorching sun, by the intervention of ozone layer!
Its depletion is mainly due to the presence of chlorofluorocarbons, the pollutant and greenhouse gas!
We humans are contributing heavily for the production of greenhouse gas through activities such as industrial production, and overburdening of the atmosphere by allowing more number of vehicles on the road!
We must learn to use public conveyance on a large scale, and the authorities must ensure this by providing the facilities that make the people turn to their individual vehicles only sparingly, thus reducing the pollutants contributing to the global warming and adverse climate changes!
UV rays affect all living organisms on the earth- the humans, the plants, and the animals!
Human immunity system gets weakened and impaired, causing many health hazards that affect the quality of life in a big way!
Let us spread awareness on this, and contribute our best in the mission of protecting the environment for a better universe!
A nice poem on Hindi Day!
No denying that a language connects people in more ways than one!
One cannot imagine the plight of people in communicating with others in the absence of a language!
The ease one feels with the knowledge of a language that is familiar with a particular area need not be explained!
We come very close to the people when we interact with the language of their choice – a sort of close affinity we begin to develop!
No need to be averse about a language, and equally no need to force it on the unwilling people!
The gain one can receive out of learning a new language will eloquently speak of its richness, and the readiness on the part of the learner to pursue it in the right earnest, no matter the difficulty, if any, involved thereof!
Let us learn as many languages as possible, including Hindi, and infuse peace and harmony in society, and never give room for hatred and animosity based on language in particular!
Happy Hindi Day!
A nice message in your post:
Protect in Return!
Everything that’s natural in the Universe may not expect us to behave responsibly!
But it’s not a licence to act indifferently towards them!
Our failure to align with them is not a disservice to Nature;
It’s but a curse on ourselves in the form of calamities that we may find difficult to cope with, rendering us stranded for the right solutions!
Enjoyment of benefits to the exclusion of our bounden duty to our well wishers, animate and inanimate, speaks ill of our civilised nature!
We can see the positive results if we nurture and nourish what we should love!
We wish, as individuals, we are safe and secure, and so too we shall wish for the safety and good of the Universe!
The whole world is ours and let us gives our best for the benefit of all!
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WE shall end this Sunday Story with this and meet you tomorrow.