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    First the daughter is given away in marriage-
    decked in jewels from neck to waist and wrist to elbow-
    just like in the glaring (revolting to me) advertisements.

    Then the boy wants a fancy car to go to his office.

    Next the daughter wants every white gadget
    (kitchen aids) available in the market-
    even though the cooked food will be sent by her mother
    to the daughter throughout a day, everyday.

    Next they want a house near the office.
    So a house will be gifted very soon.

    What will the boy / daughter think of asking next???
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    When it was decided that every old student of a certain batch must donate
    Rs 5 K towards the building fund, there was hue and cry.

    Only three men (somaachchus???) out of the entire batch shelled the money.

    The guys of the same batch meet every year somewhere and blow anything more than 5K in one day in a fancy lunch and dinner (too heavy for their own good and their advanced age!)

    I am reminded of my student who said long ago
    "khane keliye tho kuch be karch karoongaa!"
    (I will not hesitate to spend any amount on food)

    The reason he gave was even funnier.
    "Only the food goes inside you"
    But does it not go out of you the very next day-latest???
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    Bhoosuraa status again!

    After ~20 years the Bhoosura status has been conferred on me again
    by my new neighbor - a young lady from A.P.

    She asked my permission to give me the auspicious articles
    for the next one year(!) everyday(!!) at my own residence(!!!)

    She is observing a nonbu from this Rishi Panjami to the next Rishi panjami.

    Everyday she comes at the stroke of 4 (P.M)

    She applies haldi paste (turmeric powder paste) to my feet twice and offers me betel leaves, jasmine flowers, banana fruits and dakshinai (each twice).

    All she expects in return is sprinkling of the akshathai and my blessings!

    net result...

    I made my feet presentable for the haldification.

    (I am a big-feet and should have been 7' tall,
    going by the length of my feet and my long slender toes)

    I located the ankle chains which I had removed some time ago
    (since they often become chokers on the ankles due to edema)
    and the toe rings ( I used wear them on all my toes except the big toes)

    Wonder of wonders!!! The daily strolling has reduced all the

    swellings and I could wear them as before.

    I would have thought of this but for my demure and gentle neighbor of -

    a perfect contrast of the one I had earlier
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    Dear Smt VR

    Your post # 494

    Right side / wrong side of the Ganges, turtles have an instinctive sense of direction
    and this Visiting Turtle, shows-up in Prasad Ji's thread, just to take a peep at the beautiful TB lake.

    I need to get the mailing addresses of all the lovely people in the TB Forum - got to send Prasadam i.e.,
    Vibhuti and Kunkumam, is there any way I can get these from the Forum / should I have to ask Parveen Ji
    for it / would I have to ask or appeal each member through PM ? Please advise.

    Could you also check and let me know whether there would be any problem in sending Prasadam through Indian Postal Dept to countries like the USA / Malaysia - personal baggage, I know passes through Customs, Security etc.
    but through ordinary post, please ?

    Just to irritate you, I will stubbornly stick to Prasad Ji's thread on the Kumbh

    Guruvethunai
    Yay Yem

    PS : I could be 'gone' for a few days.
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    hello V.T!!!

    I knew you were surfacing in the other thread sine you did not appear in mine.

    Even turtles need a breath of fresh air now and then!

    The best way to distribute the prasadam is to call for a meet at Chennai

    and give it away to all the lovely people who are willing to appear in person.

    Alternately you can post a message in the other thread that those who are

    interested to get the mahaa prasaadam may send their address to you through

    P.M.

    Forget about sending it to the foreign countries. When we posted the Palani

    prasaadam to our sons, it never reached them. It was the time a new

    epidemic was raging across the countries. I am sure they were breaking

    their heads -unable to identify the lovely smelling white/grey power -

    despite all the tests they could think of doing on it.

    Since when have you become a pujariji???

    When you disappear where do you go and what do you do???

    I am really curious!
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    (ஒரு பாவையைக் கண்டதும்
    என்னுள் பிறந்த கவிதை இது)

    ஏக்கம் கண்களில் கொப்பளிக்க,
    ஊக்கம் இழந்துவிட்டவள் போலத்

    தாக்கம் காலர் எலும்பில் காண
    யாக்கையை வருத்திக் கொண்டு,

    நோக்கி இருப்பது நீ யாருக்காக?
    பேக்குப் பெண்ணே வேண்டாம் இது!
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    Pain and fear should be
    conquered by oneself.

    No one else can do it for us.

    Confront them boldly.

    Take them by their horns.

    Give them a hard time until
    they give up bothering us.

    Make your fear fear you
    instead of you fearing your fears.

    Pain freezes a joint/ part of the body.

    Give into the pain and rest the joint...
    it gets worse and worse until
    it becomes completely useless.

    Remember "We lose what we do not use".
    USE??? LOSE???

    Continuing to use the joint/ part of the body
    disregarding the pain restores the strength to the joints
    and we regain all the movements as before and
    they will be pain-free this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anand Manohar View Post
    Dear Smt VR

    Your post # 494

    Right side / wrong side of the Ganges, turtles have an instinctive sense of direction
    and this Visiting Turtle, shows-up in Prasad Ji's thread, just to take a peep at the beautiful TB lake.

    I need to get the mailing addresses of all the lovely people in the TB Forum - got to send Prasadam i.e.,
    Vibhuti and Kunkumam, is there any way I can get these from the Forum / should I have to ask Parveen Ji
    for it / would I have to ask or appeal each member through PM ? Please advise.

    Could you also check and let me know whether there would be any problem in sending Prasadam through Indian Postal Dept to countries like the USA / Malaysia - personal baggage, I know passes through Customs, Security etc.
    but through ordinary post, please ?

    Just to irritate you, I will stubbornly stick to Prasad Ji's thread on the Kumbh

    Guruvethunai
    Yay Yem

    PS : I could be 'gone' for a few days.
    Dear AM ji,


    Out here normal post Vibuthi is not opened..cos my father receives Vibuthi regularly from Shiridi Sai/Sathya Sai Org India via normal post and nothing is opened.

    In fact Shridi Sai Org sometimes even sends crushed eatable sugar candy prasad that is sealed in a small plastic.
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    பயம்! பயம்! எல்லாமே பயம்!!

    தெனாலி போல பயம் அந்த மாமிக்கு.
    தென்றலைக் கண்டால் கூட பயம்.

    திறக்க மாட்டாள் ஜன்னல்களை
    திறக்க மாட்டாள் திரைச் சீலையை

    பார்ப்பவர்கள் மீதெல்லாம் பயம்
    பார்த்தில்லை கதவைத் திறப்பதை.

    மாமா வெளியில் போனால் பயம்
    மாமா திரும்பி வந்தாலும் பயம்

    மாமா திரும்பி வரும் வரை பயம்
    மாமா திரும்பாவிட்டாலும் பயம்

    "எப்படியிருந்த நான் இப்படி ஆயிட்டேன்!"
    இப்படி நூறு முறை சொல்வார் தினமும்.

    "மாறுவது சரீரம்! மாறுவது சம்சாரம்!"
    கூறுவதும் நாமே!! கேட்பதும் நாமே!!

    காதில் கூட நுழையாத விஷயம் எப்படி
    கலங்கிய நெஞ்சில் நுழையும், பதியும்?

    விக்கிரமாதித்தன் போன்ற விடாமுயற்சி
    வெட்கித் தோற்றுப் போய் விட்டது அவரிடம்

    அவர் பயம் என்னைப் பற்றாமல் இருக்க
    அவரைப் பார்த்து நான் பயம் கொண்டேன்!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visalakshi Ramani View Post
    பயம்! பயம்! எல்லாமே பயம்!!

    தெனாலி போல பயம் அந்த மாமிக்கு.
    தென்றலைக் கண்டால் கூட பயம்.

    திறக்க மாட்டாள் ஜன்னல்களை
    திறக்க மாட்டாள் திரைச் சீலையை

    பார்ப்பவர்கள் மீதெல்லாம் பயம்
    பார்த்தில்லை கதவைத் திறப்பதை.

    மாமா வெளியில் போனால் பயம்
    மாமா திரும்பி வந்தாலும் பயம்

    மாமா திரும்பி வரும் வரை பயம்
    மாமா திரும்பாவிட்டாலும் பயம்

    "எப்படியிருந்த நான் இப்படி ஆயிட்டேன்!"
    இப்படி நூறு முறை சொல்வார் தினமும்.

    "மாறுவது சரீரம்! மாறுவது சம்சாரம்!"
    கூறுவதும் நாமே!! கேட்பதும் நாமே!!

    காதில் கூட நுழையாத விஷயம் எப்படி
    கலங்கிய நெஞ்சில் நுழையும், பதியும்?

    விக்கிரமாதித்தன் போன்ற விடாமுயற்சி
    வெட்கித் தோற்றுப் போய் விட்டது அவரிடம்

    அவர் பயம் என்னைப் பற்றாமல் இருக்க
    அவரைப் பார்த்து நான் பயம் கொண்டேன்!

    भोगे रोगभयं कुले च्युतिभयं वित्ते नृपालाद्भयं
    माने दैन्यभयं बले रिपुभयं रूपे जराया भयम् ।
    शास्त्रे वादभयं गुणे खलभयं काये कृतान्ताद्भयं
    सर्व वस्तु भयान्वितं भुवि नृणां वैराग्यमेवाभयम् ॥





    In enjoying worldly pleasures there is fear of disease, a reputed family has the fear of disrepute, abundance of wealth causes the fear of a king/government, self respect has fear of having to beg, power has fear of enemies,beauty has the fear of aging, learning has the fear of an opponent, virtue has the fear of rumours spread by wicked men, our body has the fear of death.
    Thus in everything in this world there is some fear or the other for men.
    Renunciation alone confers fearlessness.

    Sanskrit text taken from .: satcharca.blogspot

    English text taken from Samskrita Bharati Shiksha booklet.
    Last edited by renuka; 23-02-2013 at 09:32 AM.
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