Sunday, September 25, 2016
“One must discover early that the hardest thing to overcome is not a physical disability but the mental condition which it induces. You all proved that determination and "Willpower is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile."
Hats off, and you are backbone of nations.So touching and talented.Being a true Indian/Human, I must appreciate your efforts and I believe Paralympics should be given more publicity.Salute to all these boys and girls.Their will power needs to be imbibed. These players give us an important lesson of living life without worrying about physical limitations.One has to have a positive attitude and must make the best of the situation that one finds oneself in; if one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well. In my opinion, one should concentrate on activities in which one's physical disability will not present a serious handicap.
What I learned was that these athletes were not disabled, they were superabled. The Olympics is where heroes are made. The Paralympics is where heroes come.
Last but not least Hats of to the person who made this medal with a super thought.See their faces with heart full smiles that feeling must be awesome.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Remembering M S Subbulakshmi 'Nightingale' of Carnatic music, on her Birth Anniversary who was more than just an exceptional singer with an indomitable spirit. Age did not wither her.The spirit was attributable to a total and unparalleled surrender to the lord. The fact that the Mahatma chose only her to sing ‘Vaishnava Janato’ on many occasions, and that Pandit Nehru called her ‘The Nightingale of India’ were only added jewels to an already resplendent crown.
MSL who has millions of fans and music lovers across the world. Today she is no more amidst us., but the rich legacy of music she has left behind for us is enough proof of her living amidst us in our hearts.she inhales music with every breath that she takes. There have been no compromises, no tactical manoeuvres, no conscious efforts to capture attention, no sacrifice of quality at the altar of showmanship and no stooping to thrill, only striving to elevate. She merely sings from the depths of her soul and the world sways to the magic of her music.
I reverentially pay rich musical tributes to this immortal singer M S Subbalakshmi on her Birth centenary.
Monday, September 5, 2016
On the day of Ganesha Chaturthi festival, there is a tradition of worshipping Lord Ganesha with 21 different varieties of leaves known as Ekavimshati Pathra Pooja. The number 21 signifies - the five organs of perception, five organs of action, five vital airs (pranas), five elements, and the mind.
Apart from spiritual significance there is also an element of health consciousness and environmental protection involved in its usage. Even today these leaves/herbs are used in preparing Ayurvedic medicines curing several diseases. Apart from this they act as a Divine way of controlling pollution, be it water or air.As this festival comes in monsoon it saves us from various viral infections and water born diseases.After the worship the leaves along with idol will be immersed in water and these leaves purify the water with its medicinal properties, water with out causing pollution. Thus worshiping Lord Ganesha with different varieties of leaves is associated with the belief that these medicinal values will reach the human beings either through air or water apart from providing the required sanctity and spirituality.
Instead following what our ancestors told we are using what ever available in the markets and we are disturbing environment pollution by endangering the water bodies. My appeal to all is if you dont know the 21 varieites then just offer 21 blades of Druva Grass to him with a piece of Jaggery .He will simply satisies and What is more important is devotion not the ritual.
Lord Ganesha is our mentor and protector.May he enrich our life by always giving great beginnings and removing obstacles from our life. Happy Ganesha Chathurthi.
wishing you a Blessed and Happy Ganesha chathurthi
I Respect all Human beings.I bow to the teachers who are Gods in human form. I am indebted to my parents for living but to my teacher for living well. The teachers who stand and teach us while we are seated standing till the end while we have grown and progressed by leaps and bounds.No matter how great we may become in the future. We should never forget such teachers.Today everyone is aware of who bill gates is but how many of us are aware that his mother was a teacher. Teacher are the backbone of every society or Nation they are the one who lead the youth toward a bright future The teacher is a representative of the society who inculcates moral precepts.In the development of a country great attention has to be paid to education and learning, as well as good morals, and nobody is more suited to assist in this process than the humble teacher.With out teachers both knowledge and morals would suffer.
Whatever we have achieved in our life is just because of our teacher. So our Teacher’s, deserve to be appreciated as much as possible, and we may not say this every day, but at least on teacher’s day we have to express our gratitude and remembrance towards them and make them feel that we really do care for him/her.
Happy teachers day to all teachers in the world. Firstly, here’s a big thank you to all my teachers. So many of them inspired me and I’m indebted to all of them for imbibing such good values in me. Salutes to all my Teachers who mould me the way i m towards Education, Service & Value based ideologies.
There was a lady who had a little son. The lady was a social worker and always left the son alone to be looked after the servants and went to do social work. The little boy grew up in the absence of maternal love and care and developed some complexes. The mother got alarmed at the delinquency and the freak and referred him to a psychologist, Who, after psychoanalysis, told the mother that the abnormal behavior of her son had developed due to lack of maternal love and care. The mother said. “I am a social worker and get no time to give to my son.” The Psychologist said. “Madam ! I appreciate your love for social work. but you must know that charity begins at home.”
Charity sees the need not the cause. Charity Is the act of giving , typically of money and or time to those Less Advantaged, And Poor People around the World.Many times we avoid giving by finding fault with the person who is seeking. However, being judgmental and rejecting a person on the presumption that he may not be the most deserving, is not justified.“Give without being judgmental!”
Coming to the manner of giving, one has to ensure that the receiver does not feel humiliated, nor the giver feels proud by giving.In giving, follow the advice ‘Let not your left hand know what your right hand gives? Charity without publicity and fanfare is the highest form of charity.’‘Give quietly!’
Wordsworth wrote, "The best portion of a good life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love." The best kindness is to give our time and sincere best wishes to people, regardless of whether they can give us anything in return
Sunday, September 4, 2016
If you ask any keralite what is the significance of Onam they will say with out thinking that it is the day Remembering our King Mahabali but many of them do not know that it is also celebrates the commemoration of Vamana avatara of Lord Vishnu.
The significance of onam festival is firstly being a harvest festival,it is time to thank God for the bountiful yield and enjoy the bounty of nature after a year of hard labour. Secondly it is celebrated the commemoration of Vamana avatara ( Thiruonam is regarded as the birth star of Lord Vamana the fifth incarnation of Maha Vishnu which is one of the 10 incarnations (Dasavataram) and third to welcome the spirit of King Mahabali who is said to visit the place at the time of Onam.
The name "Mahabali" itself means Great Sacrifice and he fulfilled his name as the great martyr for the sake of Truth ("Satya"). Every keralite knows that Mahabali's rule considered as the golden era of Kerala, who had brought great peace and prosperity to the land. For Last years onam post so many people especially children questioned me that why we kearlites are worshipping a god who sent the good king in to Patala lokam (Neither world).
The interesting part of the Vamana Avatar is that Lord Vishnu does not kill any demons. Vamana Avatar was meant only to see that the power of the demons does not increase, as having one righteous demon would not change the whole set of demons. For the devotion of Mahabali, Lord Vishnu (Vamana) granted him rule over the Neitherworld. As a last gift, Mahabali was granted permission to visit his subjects once a year. Thus, Keralites celebrate the Onam festival to commemorate the memory of the Great King Mahabali who would keep his promise to visit.
In Yoga Vasistha Lord Rama asks his guru sage Vasistha, Who king Mahabali was, and the answer he got was that he was a great king and was protected by lord vishnu.
Thus Onam is 8000 year old festival and most important cultural festival-to remind the denizens of a once blissful, harmoniuos and happy era – under the rule of a benevolent king.The beauty of the festival lies in its secular fabric. People of all religions, castes and communities celebrate the festival with equal joy and verve.As the festival lasts for ten days and is linked to many elements of kerala's culture and tradition it can be undoubtedly said that these elements constitute the diversity, colorfulness and richness that no other festival can claim in this world.
Tribute to India's Daughter Neerja Bhanot Many of us just learnt about a great sacrifice that was made by young 22 year old Neerja Bhanot, the brave young woman who lost her life while trying to save many others on board the Pan Am Flight 73 hijacked on September 5, 1986, is being remembered all over the country today.
According to Mrs. Malti Krishnaswamy and other eyewitnesses, Neerja was caught by the leader of the terrorists and shot point blank. In the dead body I saw bullets had hit her in the abdomen, on the shoulder near the neck and in the arm. When she opened the emergency exit, she could have herself been the first to slide down the chute. But she was the “captain”, who believed that she had to be the last person to quit – alive or dead.
Mr. Keith D. Smith saying: “The courageous manner in which she lived was very evident in the courageous manner in which she died. Shielding 3 small children from danger was a bold, daring and brave act that so dignified Neerja’s personality.
Last but not least she proved that Humanity is the Highest religion and dont be judgmental while helping others.My heartfelt tribute to her.