Oh, MY BELOVED GOD- MY FATHER!

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N. R. Viswanathan, my beloved father, guiding from his heavenly abode. 

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!

 

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GANDHI JAYANTHI DAY-OCTOBER SECOND.

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Holiest day in a year is tomorrow-GANDHI JAYANTHI DAY
Great Father of our sacred Motherland- India that is Bharath-Way
Ahead of many world countries in aspects several thanks to his vision
Whose unceasing efforts and unparalleled leadership guided with a mission!

The whole nation owes for eternity its gratitude and respect great.
Unfortunate that the murderer of that great soul is sought to be honored
With statues and books on the wretched; no redemption for the ungrateful;
On this day sacred and holy, let us resolve to uphold Gandhism-be redeemed!

Truth and non-violence when adopted as solution for all evils
Peace and harmony will rule the Society and throw away all ills.
Sure not theoretical or bookish but was demonstrated by him
Hail that great Mahatma- revered by the world around, our minds trim!

 

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August 12th International Youth Day.

 

In the growth of the human beings every stage is great
Sure never to be got back stages indeed are they –a treat
Of all, youth is the stage that makes or mars the society
To be carefully nursed and nurtured by the elders with piety!

Youth power indeed is the great wealth of the home and the world
Today is the International Youth Day- a day to mold
As envisioned by Vivekananda who wanted youth force
To make India a great heaven and work-sure not a farce!

Need to be guided on values and virtues of life by elders
No preaching but by practicing- role models to be leaders
Inspiring and motivating they should be at homes and schools
That will make youth at the impressionable age grow noble!

Youth force not for future-it is our present-our planet
Is indeed youngest today with two billion youth-magnet
The most connected, outspoken, open-minded generation
To be guided on the lines right by all with admiration!

 

Happy International Youth day Posters

 

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“BARD OF BENGAL”‘S BIRTH DAY IS TODAY!/”NO DIET DAY” is today! (6/5/16)/

BARD OF BENGAL’S BIRTH DAY IS TODAY!

Rabindranath-Tagore
NOBEL LAUREATE RABINDRA NATH TAGORE

 

Bard of Bengal was born today years hundred and fifty five ago
Brought fame to India that is Bharath winning Nobel prize sans ego
Founder of Shanthi Nikethan and  spread Upanishadic values
Of education-  reformer and Bahma samajist of value!

A poet, writer, painter of excellence-Gandhiji’s trusted friend
For the world,  VOICE OF INDIA’S SPIRITUAL HERITAGE he was
Through his nobility of thoughts and writings set a  valuable trend
Won the Nobel prize for his song celestial GITANJALI-wealth a mass!

 

WORLD NO DIET DAY IS TODAY

In God’s creation everything has its uniqueness
Living beings born and die- often enjoy happiness
And also suffer in life in silence and harness
Nature of life it is to get reconciled and progress!

Some are born short, some are tall
Some are black, some are brown
Some are ugly, some are handsome
Some are fat and some are slim!

Funny it is to control diet to become thick or thin
Futile it is to control diet to grow fat or lean
Follow the laws of nature, one can be natural
No need for NO DIET DAY as observed unusual!

Nature gives the food and drinks we need over seasons sure
Fruits and vegetables the body can absorb quite pure
Early to bed and early to raise the law we forget
Eat and sleep, rest and work as we like is not right!

Natural diet all through keeps body and mind in tact
Learn to walk in the morning and have exercise in fact
To body and mind, food and drinks on time with limit right
Sure to make the NO DIET DAY hang its head  quite tight!

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY WAS MAY FIRST!

                                              An Invocation for May Day 

International Workers’ Day was yesterday-the first of May
My Lord! Thee created the world, humans and animals. I pray
Welfare of the working class – must for the welfare of Society
Sure whose welfare is a must for the welfare of the world’s safety!

May Day is celebrated for centuries all over the globe
Workers must unite and serve all and their duty is not to probe
Who is right and who is wrong but to be above board and devote
Their time for productivity greater which in turn helps promote!

Promoting peace and plenty, health and happiness on earth duty
My Lord! The guide and protector let me enjoy nature’s beauty
Enhancing my peace and joy, passing the same to my folks at home
I do assert for my rights, at the same time help the nation grow!

No strikes nor lock-outs, all concerned to work in peace and harmony
Workers- partners for plenty –sure not to bring in disharmony
No conflicts with peers and clients, up and down -treat all as equal
No dream but reality, the earth will be heaven- a marvel!

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ON PROCRASTINATION!

 

Man is born free but ever in his chains! Chains can be in any form, any mode, and any strength! In coming out of it, lies one’s success! To come out of it is not that easy; but man has got to make a constant effort which is possible only when he is conscious of the chains!

One such chain is ‘procrastination’. What is procrastination? Look at it: procrastinate means adjourn, dally, defer, delay, dillydally, drag one’s feet, gain time, penelopize, play for time, postpone, prolong, protract, put off, retard, stall, temporize!!!!!! Is it too harsh to castigate this normal and routine with the individuals in the society and name it as a ‘disease’? As the one who is allergic to any kind of procrastination for whatever reason, I consider it sure as a disease! We know diseases are of two types – physical and mental. Most of the diseases fall under this or that but this disease falls under both! Many a time in our day to day life we fall sick with this disease with dangerous consequences and we do regret later.

Time is the essence! We come across several instances in the world where the disease of procrastination has taken its toll through the loss of limbs, loss of image, loss of fortune, loss of property, loss of profession – still worse the loss of one’s very life itself! Yes; to repeat, TIME is the ESSENCE! When a thing is not done on time, when an issue is not taken upon on the appropriate time, when a problem is not attended to with the promptness it warrants the situation goes out of our control and we come to grief. ‘A stitch in time saves nine’ the old proverb goes!

What causes the disease? VIRUS of unknown origin! Not at all! Most of the times, it is indifference, ignorance, lack of knowledge, mistaken and misplaced priority, psychological barriers such as fear of failure, that monstrous alibi of ‘no-time’, wrongly perceived hurdles based on health, mind and money, mismanagement of time etc. etc.

How do we treat the disease?

‘Prevention is better than cure’ so goes an adage! What is the prevention that we can employ? One has to create right from the young age an urge to attend to any work – may be important or unimportant, may be urgent may not be urgent, may be important-urgent, may be unimportant-urgent, may be unimportant-not urgent, may be urgent-not important – then and there without procrastinating. One has also to cultivate this as a habit – almost as a reflex action to the needs of the work on hand! Once this happens, the work small or big, easy or difficult, interesting or uninteresting, cheap or costly, one can discard the tendency to procrastinate. ‘Where there is a will there is a way’ are the golden words of wisdom! Very often the people fail to take the preventive medicine, allow the disease to take hold of them, swallow the medicines at a huge cost with a lot of unsavory side effects and the consequential weakness to be put up with for weeks and months!

Then how do we go about finding a cure for this debilitating disease?

It is strongly felt that the cure does not come from outside and has to be found from within. No management training, no personality development program, no counseling no class on Time and Stress management! Not that they don’t have any effect whatsoever; they do have some impact, provide some inputs to the individual patient. They do have some paramedical assistance required for a cure.

First we have to conscientiously believe and accept that procrastination is a disease and we have to find a cure from within! We must develop a self belief that it can be cured!! Conscious of the evil effects of the disease, we should make honest efforts towards that end!!!

Planning for the day’s work early in the morning on a systematic and regular manner gives us the necessary activity chart to carry out the outstanding work as on the morning and the expected for the day. As discussed earlier, though every work has to be carried out, it would be prudent to classify the work as (a) important and urgent (b) urgent (c) important (d) neither important nor urgent but yet has got to be done and then carry out them in the same order. Planning includes mobilizing time, energy, money, materials required to complete the work. To the extent possible it should be the endeavor of the individual to do his personal work himself without entrusting the work to others. This should be deemed to be basic ethics and at the same time there needs be no embargo on others doing on another’s behalf. Regarding the work at office the approach should be the other way. The concept of decentralization should be fully practiced and one should take up the work pertaining to himself on priority basis and again not to feel as a taboo to help others in the name of decentralization.

Due to lack of proper planning, significant time is wasted in waiting, traveling etc. forcing the person to postpone/procrastinate the work to be done. “Simultaneous operations” help often to do more than one thing at a time profitably – doesn’t matter it may run counter to the statement “one thing at a time”!

“Fear of failure” is a dampener and often leads to inactivity contributing in no small measure in procrastination. A philosophical outlook based on the Gita teaching- “Action is thy duty and fruit is not thy concern” may help in warding off this fear and make us to complete the work on time without worrying much about the result placing faith on the divine dispensation.

Strong will power helps to a great extent in crossing the hurdles on the path of progress in our day to day work. To acquire the same, our education, observation, faith in God, cultural back ground etc play their own role.

At times from a strategic point, we may have to deliberately postpone certain actions. That need not be taken as a chain but then constant watch must be exercised to take action at the appropriate time.

Yes friend! I do hear your whisper that it is all right in paper- sweet, simple and nice, but then, difficulty lies in practicing!?!?!? “No pain- no gain’! I love this and hence value a lot!

If we ruminate over the above right earnest and take a few leaves out, probably we may succeed in curing the ‘disease of procrastination.’

Here is a tail piece: My poem titled NO TIME

What a funny thing it is
No time for prayer, satsang we miss
No time to read or write we wish
No time to be with friends we think
No time to serve the needy who sink
No time to visit shrines that lift
FUNNY INDEED
WE MANAGE TIME THAT DIES!
Twenty four hours a day
Seven days a week
Four weeks a month
Twelve months a year
Hundred years to live!

No time to spend the way we need
Paradox unsolved in life indeed!
Wasting, gossiping, frittering avoided
Getting up early much before sun rise
Planning your work, being punctual nice
Gets you all the time you need to size!

TENSION THE DEVIL

Funny indeed is the world
Knows well from the days of old
Tension helps not the young or old
Being tense in fact brings all woes
Robs peace, pressure raised- so tense goes!
For big or small, worthy, unworthy
One gets tense, shivers, feels lost-faulty!
What a man what a world
Free the mind, from tense bold
That gives one the strength gold!
With clear mind, nicely plan
The things to be done, the mind to scan
Manage time well, accepting God’s will
Realities right realised well
Makes one free from tension- the devil
Gives him success sure all to relish!

 

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