This week’s Sunday story in Envius Thoughts carries the VIEWER’S VIEW ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS where we have been giving the views of our regular viewer and commentator Shri OKR Sivagnanam 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 Sivagnanam is regular in viewing ENVIUS THOUGHTS and sharing with 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 this Part 27 –TWENTY SEVEN . Here we have covered his Reviews up to date from February First..
Learn to Live – Your post today is timely to remind us of the need to muster enough strength to face the uncertainties presented by the deadly CORONAVIRUS, sweeping the world!
That strength is nothing but our steadfast preparedness to stay indoors, putting a challenge to the virus possessed of an ego – it won’t visit us unless we go after it and invite it!
The authorities are finding it tough to make the man stay at home – of course we are all social beings ever in search of people put there to interact with!
Whatever has come follows a pattern already designed by the “power”, and we have to put up with it and emerge safe and unaffected!
What we have to do in a given situation will come on its own, may be by intuition, and we act accordingly to make any adverse impact at bay!
For, to live is to learn, and abide by the lessons learnt!
An awareness on the World Tuberculosis Day!
Diseases many that take away the precious human lives!
Prevention is one effective method that may keep us protected from an illness, and save us from their negative effects!
Tuberculosis, playing foul with our respiratory system, is rather an uncontrolled disease, despite various medications that is intended to take care of different stages it presents itself!
Not following the advice of doctors mainly play against strict control of the disease!
In India alone, we are facing one thousand deaths a day due to Tuberculosis, we are told!
A costly affair indeed, that calls for concerted efforts from all the stakeholders – first to reduce the cases, and then gradually to eradicate it altogether!
Easier said than done, but essential to avoid its occurrence, taking into account human fatalities and the resultant economic loss the nations suffer!
March on……March – a good read!
A hectic month for all those connected with business!
A month that spells “BUSY”,driving one non-stop- not only to achieve the targets, but surpass it even to keep the head tall!
A month that generates enthusiasm of the highest order, not to be generally found in all other months!
Negativity is there, in that any untoward happenings may spoil the plan altogether, as is the case now, with the deadly coronovirus threatening us not to venture out as a precautionary measure to keep us safe and uninfected!
It’s for us to maintain the tempo right from the day one, and be on a top gear when MARCH announces its arrival!
May the end of this MARCH be good in all respects to the entire world!
Nice to read your post on International Day of Happiness on 20th March!
One may achieve anything in life, and be the centre of attraction, gaining accolades from one and all!
May we adopt HAPPYTALISM as a way of life, and spread its fragrance, wherever we are!
If the achiever finds no time or no reason to enjoy happy occasions, they stand to lose everything they might have gained in the course of their journey of life!
Your post today on Bhagath Singh’s Martyr Day, focusing on his revolutionary ways in the freedom movement!
He died very much young, and left his mark as a courageous fighter!
May his spirit inspire the young minds to achieve something great – to be of significance to the nation!
Nice to read your post on World Poetry Day!
For many, like you, all days are Days of Poetry!
Poetic breath fills their lungs and they fill the atmosphere for others to inhale afresh!
The subtle nature of a poem adds beauty to its content and construction, and a poet lives through it eternally!
Glory to the poets who take away the monotony of everyday life by their lavish spread of poetic air!
A nice post on the World Water Day, with special quotes, using water!
It’s ironic indeed that despite plentiful water available, many go without a drop of it to quench their thirst, not to speak of other needs of water!
Judicious use is the key in our hands to better handle it!
Having something of it left behind is better than being with nothing to turn to – applies equally to water!
Nature is repaying what we in fact have inflicted it with our senseless attitude!
A better understanding even at this stage will help us tide over the problem – of water – effectively!
You were referring to the dwindling scores to your blog posts, but you will agree, not each day passes off in a like manner, and the following day may rise with a lovely shine, promising everything good and favourable!
So, apprehension or misapprehension on your part is quite misplaced and unwarranted!
May a day of hope follow!
Saint Patrick’s Day – a nice read!
We have been taught to rejoice in giving rather than getting!
A principle of equality we have learnt from the great thinkers from around the world from time immemorial!
Let us minimize the space between Plenty and Poverty, and reach a point where both of them merge together to lose their individual identity!
Peace then is sure to bloom!
Nice to read your post on Life and Time!
Life and Time indeed our best teachers, and may we hold on to them and get benefited!
“Waste not time to not waste this precious life” is how we can justify our noble birth here!
At no point of life should we be a burden to others, and inversely may we offer our shoulders to the needy in as many possible ways as we can!
Every second that ticks away reminds us that TIME IS RUNNING OUT, and before it’s too late, let us make use of it to leave behind our noteworthy footsteps on the sands of time, never to be washed away by the thing called DEATH!
It’s our life and our time- live and use them to the fullest potential!
Nice Sunday Story with selective quotes on Solitude!
There’s nothing in this world to give respite to our disppoitments and worries other than loneliness!
It’s a timely balm that takes away pain and suffering instantly!
It’s a self-proclaimed tool that helps in deep introspection leading to the correct option in genuinely finding out a way to answer the questions raised in the mind!
It’s for the solace that one turns to solitude, and not to part ways with our dear and near ones as a means of escape from the reality of life!
Used properly, solitude is the best bet against the hustle and bustle of everyday life!
Nice to read on Nazareth Ali!
It’s an irony that even the saints are not spared in the cruel hands of evil-minded and beastly humans!
Do they think, the saviours of mankind are against their designs perpetrated on the innocent lives?
Their contention is totally wrong, but on the other hand, saints and seers come to this world to bring an atmosphere of peace and happiness to prevail!
GLORY TO THEM!
Nice to read your post on Yogananda Guru!
We are an integral part of this materialistic world, but it doesn’t mean that we can go overboard with this, and view everything from the material angle!
The balancing act is to limit its influence in our everyday life, and not allow it to hold us hostage!
The tool that comes in between to rescue us from its evil nature is spirituality that the gurus like Yogananda are set out to propagate amongst the ignorant!
Nice to read your post on World Wildlife Day!
Every creation on the earth is with a purpose, and must coexist with one another to keep the environment balanced!
Large-scale deforestation efforts on the part of humankind for economic reasons led to shrinkage in forest cover, resulting in encroachment of animal kingdom.
And in search of food, animals turn to our habits, making man-animal conflict a regular feature with no end in sight for its redressal!
So too with plants and trees- that grow in the forest-getting destructed by ulterior motives of man whose main concern is to fulfill their selfish interests!
It’s high time people realised the long term effects of dwindling forest area, and an awareness created for sustaining nature without disturbing the wildlife!
Nice to read your Sunday Story, carrying the Part 2 “On Prayer”and appending therewith my feedback to Part 1!
Thank you very much.
The contents are very good and they seek our attention to the goodwill they generate!
Yes,faith, and “utmost good faith” at that serves as the foundation for the prayers we make!
A prayer is one that involves genuine appeal for the benefit of humanity, and it’s not a tool in the hands of those selfish individuals who want to have their evil expectations fulfilled at the cost of others’ interests!
Your inclusion of”A Writer’s Prayer, and “A Blogger’s Prayer”, revealing the responsibility of a writer in general to bring nice messages, of course with a liberty of sort,to the reader’s doorsteps!
Your “Sportsman’s Prayer”,depicts the real spirit of a sportsman/woman who is never expected to spread the despicable HATE!
And your “Birthday Prayer”, goes to convey the purpose we have to execute for which we have been made a part of this universe!
Help Ever, Hurt Never, Love All, and Serve All – nice phrases you have employed for the peace and prosperity of society!
We get what we aspire for, provided the path we choose troubles none!
Congrats for the Arivukathhir Award you are conferred!
A nice post on Kachiyappar Day!
The Hindu religious text, Kandhapuranam on Lord Muruga, is a great contribution to Tamil Literature!
The saints were immensely aware of the efficacy of language in promoting not only their religious ideas, but culture as well obtaining during their period of history!
Remembering them on the day they were born is in a way refreshing the past, having the unsuspecting relevance to the present and future!
Your post on Arch David is a nice read!
All should be well – this is the guiding principle all religions profess!
A conveyance that takes us to the place we want to reach!
The choice is ours to prefer one to the other!
It’s all our inclination to embrace and abide by a certain “faith!”
Here, there’s no need for any external force to exert on us, and direct against our mindset!
For, all roads safely take us to the final destination to make us happy and content!
Kasturiba Memorial Day – a nice read for the day!
The “Team Freedom Movement,”was behind the memorable success, with
M K Gandhi in the forefront!
The fruits of their labour we’re enjoying, and it’s incumbent on us to appreciate the value of democracy by solemnly adhering to its principles!
What we’re sowing today will one day be gigantic for the generations to come to witness, wonder, and feel proud about!
Let us be thankful to our great leaders who made us breathe a fresh air and relieve us of “suffocation!”
A nice gesture with all your blessings to those students appearing for the ensuing Board Examinations!
Yes, examinations will haunt us, if we entertain fear for its arrival!
A nice clue you gave – preparation from day one – this in fact will show the ghost the door, and allow the Almighty to enter and shower the fortunes of success!
All the best to the examinees to come out with flying colours!
A nice post on Ash Wednesday!
Belief and faith play an important life in the life of mortals, who one day or the other leaves this earth forever!
The mortal nature of humans has a lesson to share with us that our short sojourn here should be utilised for the good of humanity, and not unceremoniously wasted!
The Ash Wednesday is to remind the followers, on the importance of repentance for the sins, knowingly or unknowingly committed, by putting on their foreheads the mark of a “cross” with the palm ashes by the priest!
The process symbolises the “dusty” nature of the humans, sooner or later to lick the dust, and become dusty ashes in the end!
In short, this ritual is but a warning intended for the sinners to mend their wayward behaviour!
A nice post on World Scouts Day with a nice photo of yours in the scouts dress!
Scouts – a great movement, across the globe in the service of society!
An opportunity at the young age to face life with confidence!
A discipline-builder that instills patriotism in the minds of the cadre!
May patriotism prevail over nationalism, and the world may prosper in the face of obstacles that come its way!
INVISIBLE WIND – comes alive through your words!
Just because it’s invisible, can we underestimate its power?
An invincible power that equates with that of the Almighty!
A power that operates from behind, but its effect is discernable!
Our very sustenance is a question mark, without the indelible ‘mark’ of the wind in its many forms!
If it’s calm and reasonable, it’s soothing for all, and if it tends to go violent, there’s no escape from its total destruction!
GLORY TO THE WIND!
Nice of reading your post on Central Excise Day!
Without revenue, the affairs of a nation cannot be conducted in the manner expected of it!
The Central Board of Excise and Custom, day in and day out, through the tireless work of the personnel, put in their efforts in not only mobilising what is due to the government exchequer, but also in the process, in booking those who go anti-national, and meting out the due punishment for deciance and non-compliance!
May the stakeholders act responsibly for the good of the nation!
A nice Sunday Story on PRAYER!
A prayer by the cancer patient, and the other one by the carpenter- both are revealing!
Nice description of your life journey with prayer occupying the central role!
And about your prayer for the ENVIUS THOUGHTS to spread its wings far and wide, it’s quite normal for a person with a great vision in mind!
Last, but not the least, your prayer not for yourself, but for the prosperity of the whole world, is simply great!
Rough and Gentle,”at the same time – very nice attributes of waves that rise and fall, powered by the wind!
We’re taught against building castles on the sand due to waves of reality in wait attacking in no time!
It’s favourable when the waves bring to the shores what’s lying beneath the ocean!
Are we not supposed to accept with equanimity, when the same waves engulf the beautiful pebbles on the beach to take them back to the ocean?
Of course, there’s every chance that we’ll get back something more attractive than the ones we lost to the furious waves!
Fear of waves won’t allow one to venture into the ocean, and they inevitably let go of an opportunity to exhibit their prowess!
And likewise, for fear of failure we lack the will to climb and set foot on a new horizon!
Waves act in accordance with the pull and push of the nature, and so we must, against the odds to succeed in life!
A nice tribute to Ramakrishna paramhansa on his birthday!
The problems humanity is facing today are many that man seeks redressal through the spiritual path!
The enlightened sages and philosophers guide us to travel inwardly and meet with solutions baffled them long!
We are part of a fast-paced living, that has its unbeaten stress level, making us vulnerable to intolerance which is being addressed to by the sages like Paramahamsa!
Mission in his name continues to serve the spiritual needs of humanity, and provides a meaningful life to those who were drifted away from the accepted norms of life by choice or chance!
A nice post on JK!
His views on education should have an impact on the society, considering the holistic approach he had to the subject!
An individual should be his own making, and not to be influenced by external factors!
The idea of “education” should change from being just the tool of a “means of living,” to one of complete transformation of societal members!
The society has the responsibility to not enforce a particular pattern on the individuals to live away the life, and allowing us to righteously move along the directions our minds had to dictate!
In short, we remain what we are, and from there to evolve humane, and be of service to humanity!
nice post on Anandamayi Ma in your IS series!
Saints and Seers are a class of its own, who always had that distinction of spreading peace, joy, and happiness among the people!
Unparalleled mission is their universal language, which is understandable by one and all!
May we take their cream, and marinate our food of life for ourselves and others as well!
So with this we end this Sunday Story. We shall meet tomorrow as usual through https//nvsr.wordpress.com. Till then good bye!
HERE IS AN APPEAL FOR A NOBLE CAUSE
OMNIPOTENT CORONA has its own impact on Sevalaya’s sources!!
The Institution is run on the donations received by the well wishers and philanthropists from all over the world. But one will agree no amount is too much for the services being extended in more and more domains, there is a constant need for flow of funds and the intending donors may help the TEMPLE OF SERVICE to the extent possible.
“ABOUT 1000 LIVES ARE TO BE FED TWICE AT LEAST EVERY DAY”
- Donation Payment Mode: There are various payment options. This can be had from their website: Within India: http://sevalaya.org/support/
For donors abroad : http://sevalaya.org/support/abroad-donation/
Naturally one is tempted to do something for a great organization like SEVALAYA the TEMPLE OF SERVICE. I end this Sunday story with an appeal as made by Mahakavi Bharathiyar, already posted in the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com in ten parts under the title “ ON THE PRETTY PETALS OF THE WHITE LOTUS! வெள்ளைத் தாமரை! and that is quite relevant now in the matters referred in the write up.
“நிதி மிகுந்தவர் பொற்குவை தாரீர்;
நிதிகு றைந்தவர் காசுகள் தாரீர்;
அதுவு மற்றவர் வாய்ச்சொல் அருளீர்!
ஆண்மை யாளர் உழைப்பினை நல்கீர்!
மதுரத் தேன்மொழி மாதர்க ளெல்லாம்
வாணி பூசைக் குரியன் பேசீர்!
எதுவும் நல்கியிங் கெவ்வகை யானும்
இப்பெருந் தொழில் நாட்டுவம் வாரீர்!
While rendered in English:
“With the wholesome wealth donate in gold
Less fortunate give money enough
Those without these, oral support you give
Those with health strong, offer efforts great
Women with voice melodious
Sing in praise of Mother!
In every way and every means
Engage in this service pretty!
Dwells the Mother of knowledge and power
On the pretty petals of lovely lotus!”.
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