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A poem a day to keep all agonies away!

Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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If we hold a small very stone close to our eyes, it would hide the whole wide world sprawling in front of us. But if we toss it to the ground it most likely that we won't able to even locate it.

It is the same thing with human mind. The faults of the near-ones look mountainous and the real mountains far away look like mole hills.

The trees, plants, shrubs, grass all look different to us. But if viewed from the top of a mountain everything appears just as patches of green.

When we stand on the mountain top our vision broadens and the minor differences do not show up. But when we stand on the ground, the differences stand out very well.

We always tend to magnify the minor faults of the people closer to us. The things and persons far away from us look perfect, attractive and likable.

There is saying that if we approach anyone with affection they will give us hard time. If we move away from someone, then he/she will come closer seeking our affection.

It is the same theory followed by a person and his shadow! Chase it and it will keep running away form you but turn back and it will start to follow you like a loyal puppy.

Let us widen the horizon of our vision. Let us think about the greatness of everything and learn to ignore its short comings. With a broad mind and broader vision, we will find the world a much better place to live in.
Visalakshi Ramani

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A wise man who was one of the advisers of the king, always arrived late to the king's durbar. The king became curious and asked him one day what delayed his arrival every day?

The wise man said his young and extremely mischievous child gave him a hard time and invariably he got delayed everyday. The king wondered why such a wise adviser was unable to manage a mere child!

The wise man promised to bring his child along with him to the durbar the next day, so that the king could understand what kinds of problems he had to deal with, on a daily basis.

The child was very happy to be the center of attraction in the King's durbar. It wanted an elephant. Kings royal elephant with all it decorations was brought there immediately.

Now the child wanted a pot. A beautiful earthen pot duly decorated was brought in.
Now the child demanded that the elephant must be placed inside the pot.

It was an impossible task but no amount of explanation could stop the child from bursting into tears. It started wailing loudly, kicking its legs and beating its hands and threw a terrible tantrum!

Now the king realized that even though he was an all powerful king, there were certain things beyond his capacity.
Visalakshi Ramani

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The well grown ears of grains bend down while the worthless chaff stands upright! The heavier side of the scale moves down while the lighter side moves up.

The branch of the tree laden with many fruits bends down under their weight while the branch which has no fruits is rigid and straight.

The heavy gold chunk sinks to the bottom of water while the lighter wooden block floats on the surface of water.

The humble people are the honorable people. They can be compared to the low lying areas which can store water. The high lying areas cannot store the water.

The upadesam of a satguru is like the rain and falls equally on everyone-without exhibiting any partiality. If the person is humble and has the right mental make up, the upadesams are stored there and he benefits from them. The proud and the conceited mind is like the high ground and lets the upedesam run away from it.

A person must be humble in his heart. But he should not be a coward either. Humility is different from cowardice!! One should be humble in disposition and yet bold in what he stands for. A tiny grass withstands storms while the well grown strong trees get uprooted in the storm.

It is wise to develop a humble disposition so that our mind can collect , store, absorb and benefit from the words of wisdom of mahaans. It will help us to live a peaceful and useful life .
Visalakshi Ramani

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The fishermen lead a hard and risky life!
They dare the rough waves of the raging sea and bring back their catch of fish. Their women-folk carry the fish in their baskets, and go round selling them, house to house.

One day it rained heavily while the women were out selling their fish. They had to seek protection from the slashing and drenching rain. A good natured flower vendor gave them a place in his hut, to wait till the rain stopped. It was the room where he had stored all his flowers like jasmines and roses.

The ladies who were not used to the fragrance of the flowers felt the smell weird and suffocating. One bright girl in that group suggested that they can smell their basket of fish to keep off the odor of the flowers.

All the others promptly agreed and they spent their time smelling their fish baskets with deep affection, until the rain stopped. They thanked the flower vendor and left for their homes.

Apparently there is no good smell or bad smell in the world. The bad smell which is familiar to us becomes a good smell and the unfamiliar good smell becomes a bad smell. So it seems!
Visalakshi Ramani

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The banyan tree called Joint Family is withering away very fast in the world.
It has been replaced by the Nuclear family, Atomic family and will probably be by Sub Atomic Family in the near future.

One person's salary is hardly enough to run a family due the spiraling prices of goods. So both the spouses are forced to earn to provide for the family.

Their children now known by the popular term 'Latch Key Children" have enough temptations, freedom and time to get into bad company and bad habits. No one is going to find out. No one cares to find out either. So they are their own masters!

Every human relationship is subjected to stress and strain - including that between couples. If there are elder members in the family they will use all their tact, wisdom and experience in making sure that the situation does not become explosive.

The growing number of divorces can be avoided by the intervention of the elders in the family. The divorces affect the children worse than the adults.

"Empty-Nest-Syndrome" (E.N.S) is the most prevalent disease among the senior citizens of the world-especially in India where the joint family system had been in vogue for centuries.

Children leave home on various pretexts..higher education, job opportunities, marriage to a person living in another country etc. E.N.S abounds in these homes.

The only thing these senior citizens earnestly wish for, is the opportunity to live with their children and grandchildren. They desire the togetherness more than anything in the world and want to spend the remainder of their lives in loving and being loved.

All their health problems seem to vanish into thin air in the company of their loved ones! The doting children and the rejuvenating hugs of their innocent grand children act like an elixir of life.

The Joint family system is beneficial to all the three generations viz the seniors, the youngsters and the kids. There is a complaint that there will be a lot of confusion in the joint family system. But we find problems creeping up even in nuclear and atomic families.

People in Joint Family develop tolerance and learn the art of 'caring and sharing'. Even animals and birds live in groups and flocks. Ants and bees live a highly developed community life in large colonies in perfect peace and harmony!

When will man learn to do this?
Visalakshi Ramani

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Face is the index of the mind! The beauty of the inner self shows through the face much better than the skin-deep-beauty of the face.

Today the Cosmetics Trade has improved so much that at times we get confused as to whether the things we see /use are God made (natural) or man-made

Long curly eyelashes resembling the fluttering wings of a butterfly, the eternal tinge of blush on the cheek bones, the eyebrows resembling the rainbow and the thick luscious lips resembling a red apple are too good to be real!

There are creams and lotions to bleach the skin color and make a person fairer and products to make the body smooth as though waxed. Tummy as flat as a leaf, waist resembling that of a bee are the results of relentless workout at the gym. Thoughts about the color of the hair, nails, toes and lips dominate the mind, every waking hour.

Human body is one which keeps continuously changing-every moment of human existence. In trying to keep something - destined to change and perish - constantly young and attractive, people waste their money, time and energy!

God had given the body for spiritual evolution and for serving others. It is not given to be tuned up with umpteen hours of work out at the gym and 'built' in to a piece worthy of exhibition by dressing scantily !

Tamil Poet Bharathi laments that there are ways and means to add brilliance to a diamond but there is none to clean up the filth in the mind of human beings.

A mind filled with good thought will shine through the face. If the mind is overflowing with filthy thoughts like Greed, Anger, Confusion, Miserliness, Ego and Hatred; no amount of make-up can make a face beautiful to look at!
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To live a problem-free-life as senior citizens, we have to remember and practice two Golden Rules.

The first one is to reply earnestly, sincerely and with interest to any idea/ suggestion/ advise sought from us - on any issue.

The second one is to listen with rapt attention to whatever is being told to us.

These two rules look simple enough but they are not so easy to follow!

If we keep aloof all the time, there will be no attachment between the members of the family.

At the same time if we keep on prying into every matter and business with curiosity, the youngsters will get exasperated. But we must not show indifference when we are asked to get involved.

To put it in a nutshell, if we learn to live like a lotus leaf, always in contact but do not dominate or pressurize in any way, we can live happily.
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It is the duty of parents to bring up their children - whom they have brought into the world - properly and make them useful citizens . If they demand anything in return for their service, they do not deserve to be called as parents.

There was a time when girls were locked up in the house - once they attained puberty. But those days are gone with the wind. Now the girls study better than the boys and have entered into every profession to perform equally well.

Girls remain grateful to their parents life-long and give them every possible happiness and comfort. But it is improper for the parents to go on demanding for more and more, even after she gets married.

After her marriage, she becomes a part of another family which may need her earnings. By going on demanding the parents will cause unnecessary friction in the family of the girl's in laws.

There was a time when the parents of a married daughter will not accept anything from her - even the paltry gifts. They would make their ends meet within their limited means by living simple and strict but satisfied life.

Mother bears the child. But the mother is not the child nor is the child the mother. The child can't eat to appease the hunger of the mother.

Some of the married daughters remain more loyal to their parents than to their husbands. Instead of controlling the demanding parents, they control the husband into submission and make him as docile as a little lamb. They will have their way and their say.

Parents are becoming quite shameless and unprincipled. While making demands to their married daughters, they must pause for a second to think whether they are doing the right thing.

The spineless husband must also think of the principles involved and refuse to become putty in the hands of their wives. Spineless husband and shameless parents will turn out to be a dangerous combination.

There is a belief that salt will develop the sense of shame and the pepper will add pep to the person's character.
Visalakshi Ramani

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A parasite and an earthworm both depend on others for their food requirements.But they can't be more different.

The earthworm consumes the soil and makes air passages in it. It loosens the soil and helps the air to circulate better. It has earned the nick name as 'The Farmer's Friend'.

A parasite on the other hand absorbs nutrition from the host by sucking its life energy. It will cherish itself well even if the host perishes.

It is a shocking fact that even among the human beings we have these two types of persons. There are a few who like the earthworm enrich the place they live in and help their hosts. The other type will thrive even as they destroy their hosts.

If you are taking in any one please ponder as to whether the person is an 'earthworm' or a 'parasite'. Once they move in you can not get rid of them.

Think well "Is the person a friendly earthworm or a destructive parasite?"
Visalakshi Ramani

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Dear Friends,
The English translation of all the poems which have appeared in this thread have been given already. Now we will move on to the poems which had appeared in the other threads.
The Tamil version as well the English translation will be given and only the English version will be blogged.
with warm regards,
Mrs. V.R. :pray2:
Visalakshi Ramani

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#146. மன்மதனா? அந்தகனா?

இயற்கையின் விநோதங்களில் ஒன்று
எதிர்மறைப் பொருட்கள் கவர்ச்சி கொள்வது!
எள்ளும் அரிசியும் போன்ற எதிர்மறைகள்
எள்ளளவும் தயக்கமின்றி இணைந்து கொள்வது!

சிறிய உருவம் கொண்ட ஒரு மனிதன்
பெரிய வடிவப் பெண்ணை விரும்புவதும்;
தங்கம் போன்று மின்னும் ஒரு பெண்
தரங்கெட்ட ஒருவனை விரும்புவதும்;

எழுப்பும் நம் உள்ளத்தில் ஒரு கேள்வி,
“ஏன் பல முறை இப்படியே நிகழ்கிறது?
மலர் அம்பு எய்து மனிதரை மயக்கும்
மன்மதன் என்பவன் ஒரு அந்தகனா?”

காதலில் “விழுந்தோம்” என்கின்றார்கள்.
காதலில் “எழுந்தோம்” என்று யாரேனும்
ஒருவரேனும் கூறியது உண்டா இதுவரை?
ஒவ்வாதவர்கள் வேறு என்ன கூற முடியும்?

காதலுக்கு கண் இல்லை, உண்மைதான்.
காதலுக்கு அறிவுத் திறனுமா இல்லை?
கண்ணிமை போலத் தன்னைக் காத்தவரை
கண நேரத்தில் தூக்கி எறிவதும் எப்படி?

பட்டு மெத்தையும், பால் சோறும் தந்த
பாசம் மிகு தாய், தந்தையரை மறந்து,
நெஞ்சில் கொஞ்சமும் ஈரமில்லாது – அவர்
நெஞ்சங்களைக் கலங்க வைப்பதும் எப்படி?

நான், நான் எனத் தன்னையே மையப்படுத்தி
தான்தோன்றியாகச் செயல்படுவதும் எப்படி?
நன்றி மறந்து, சுற்றமனைத்தும் வெறுத்து
நானிலத்தில் உலவித் திரிவதும் எப்படி?

“மன்மதனே! உனக்கு ஒரு வேண்டுகோள்;
மலர்க்கணை விடும் முன்னர் சற்றே யோசி,
மனமும், குணமும், குலமும், கல்வியும்,
மண் துகள் அளவேனும் பொருந்துமா என்று!”

வாழ்க வளமுடன்,

விசாலாக்ஷி ரமணி.
Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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# 146 . Is Love blind?

One of the strangest things we find in nature is the attraction between the opposite poles and the repulsion between the like poles. It is the same with human mentality also. Like Sesame seeds and Rice, the opposites form a wonderful combination of Black and White.

We find men of small stature getting attracted to huge girls and vice versa. A pretty damsel often chooses a person who actually highlights her beauty by his crudeness.

This question arises in our mind time and again," Why do such things keep happening all the time? Is Love really blind after all?" People say that they 'fall' in love! Why can't they rise in love? Do they secretly accept that their love is their downfall too?

Love is blind or so it seems. Is it a dumb fool too? How can the boys and girls 'falling ' in love, desert their parents - who had held them as the apples of their eyes - at a moment's notice?

How can they hurt the feelings of their parents who have struggled all their lives to give the best to their children? How can they hurt the parents who have shown nothing but love?

How can the lovers keep themselves as the center of the world and wish that everything should happen according to their wishes? How can they become so indifferent and ungrateful?

Oh! Lord of love Manmatha!

I request this from you. Before you shoot your flower arrows on the young boys and girls, please make sure that there is at least an iota of match between them in the various aspects that are bound to affect their lives later on!
Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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#147. நரியும், நாரியும்!

காகமும், நரியும் என்ற குட்டிக் கதையை
குழந்தைகளும் கூட நன்கு அறிவார்கள்.
கதையின் போக்குச் சற்றே மாறிவிட்டதால்,
கதையின் தலைப்பும் சற்று மாறிவிட்டது.

நரன் என்பது ஒரு மனிதனைக் குறிக்கும்;
நாரிமணி என்றால் ஒரு சிறந்த பெண்மணி.
நரியின் குணத்துடன் நாரியை வெல்லும்,
நரனின் தந்திரமே இங்கு காணப்போவது.

பொறுமையில் சிறந்தவள் பூமியைப் போல;
கருணையில் சிறந்தவள் ஒரு தாயைப் போல;
அறிவில் சிறந்தவள் ஒளிர் சூரியனைப் போல;
அன்பில் சிறந்தவள் குளிர் நிலவைப் போல.

இத்தனை சிறப்புகள் இருந்தபோதிலும்,
எத்தன் நரனிடம் அவள் ஏமாறுவது ஏன்?
மெத்தப் படித்தவளாக இருந்த போதிலும்,
மொத்தமாக ஏமாந்து போவது எப்படி?

தாம் பெற்ற பிள்ளைகளை, அவர்கள் முன்
தாமே புகழக்கூடாது என்கிறது மனு நீதி.
நற்குலத்தில் உதித்ததால், அவள் என்றும்
பெற்றோரின் புகழ்ச்சியைக் கேட்டதில்லை!

நரன் ஒருவன், நரியின் தந்திரத்துடன் வந்து,
நிரம்ப அதிகமாகவே அவளைப் புகழ்வான்
அவள் அறிவை முற்றிலும் மயக்கிவிட்டு,
ஆழ் குழியில் தள்ளி, அவளை அழிப்பதற்கு!

புகழ்ச்சியைக் கேட்டறியாத நாரிமணியும்,
புகழ்ச்சியில் ஏமாந்து மயங்கியே நிற்பாள்!
காகம் தொலைத்ததோ ஒரு சிறு வடையையே.
கன்னி தொலைக்கப்போவதோ தன் வாழ்வையே.

ஆதாயம் இல்லாமல் எவரும் ஒரு பாயும்
ஆற்றோடு போய்விடமாட்டார் அன்றோ?
ஆதாயம் என்ன தேடுகின்றார் என்று நன்கு
ஆராய்ந்து, ஆபத்தைத் தவிர்ப்பீர் நாரிமணிகளே!

ஐந்து அறிவு படைத்த காகம் ஏமாந்ததே
இன்றுவரை அழகிய கதையாக உலவுகிறது.
ஆறு அறிவு படைத்த நீங்கள் ஏமாந்தால்,
அது எத்தனை காலம் பேசப்படும் அறிவீரா?

வாழ்க வளமுடன்,
விசாலாக்ஷி ரமணி.
Visalakshi Ramani

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# 147. The Fox and the woman.

The title should have been The Fox and The Crow.
But the story is slightly different. Hence the title too! 'Naran' denotes a man and 'Nari' a woman. This story is about a Naran who conquers a Nari with the cunning of a Fox.

The girls are as great as the Goddess of Earth in their Patience. They are as kind as the Universal Mother. They are as intelligent as the brilliant Sun. Why then do they get cheated by the cunning men?

Manu Dharma Sastra says that parent should not praise their children in their presence. Being born in a cultured and educated family, she has never listened to any praise at home. When a man praises her sky high, just as the fox did the crow, she becomes intoxicated by the praise and throws caution to the wind.

When a crow forgot itself it lost just a snack but the girl will lose her life and future . No one praises anyone else without an ulterior and selfish motive. If she is swept off her feet and gets carried away, her life gets out of her control.

So be on guard young girls! The story of the crow and the fox has been in circulation since several centuries. If you do anything rash, it will reflect on your family members for the rest of their lives.
Visalakshi Ramani

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Thousands of years ago, Kali Prabhaavam had been foreseen and enlisted by great Gnaanis of ancient India. Most of them are proving to be accurately foreseen true predictions.

Virtues like Patience, sympathy, life span, intelligence, wisdom, cleanliness, will be decreasing continuously. Money or riches will be the only criterion not the varnam, vamsam, talent, satyam or honesty.

Dhrmam, Dhanam and Tapas will be on the decline. The distinctions of castes and communities will vanish. For a marriage to take place, we only two people willing to tie the knot.

No importance will be given to the gothram, education, family background, social status etc. The aim of the marriages will be pure physical pleasures and not upholding sanaathana dharma.

Wife will slight her husband and the poor will slight the rich! The wife's brothers will have a say in ever issue while the brothers husbands will kept at bay.

Brahmins will make a livelihood by selling their knowledge, and the other three varnaas by selling other things. Many women will make a living selling their virtue. The word business will imply cheating. Since everyone will be cheating, there will be no social stigma attached to it.

All the time and talent of a man will be utilized in minding the welfare of his own family. Even those who do good deeds will be doing them only for self advertisement, a good name and fame.

The rulers will loot the citizens systematically. Gold, land and beautiful women will all be grabbed by the rulers. Too much heat, floods, storms, famines and droughts will affect the normal lives of the people.

The only way to protect from the effects of Kali is to surrender to God and catch hold of His lotus feet strongly. We can not remove the bad effects of Kali but we can protect ourselves from them.
Visalakshi Ramani

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#148. கலி தரும் இன்னல்கள்!

கலி காலத்தில் நடப்பவை எல்லாம்,
கிலி அளிப்பனவாக இருந்திடுமே!
ஆயிரம், ஆயிரம் ஆண்டுகள் முன்பே,
அறிந்திருந்தார் இதை ஞானியர் அன்றே!

பொறுமை, இரக்கம், மனிதனின் ஆயுள்,
அறிவு, ஞானம், சுத்தம், குறையும்.
பொருளே பெரியது; குலம், வம்சம்,
திறமை, உண்மை, நேர்மை அல்ல.

கணவன் பேச்சை மனைவி மதியாள்,
கனவான் கூற்றை சிறியவர் மதியார்.
மனைவி சகோதரன் கை ஓங்கி நிற்கும்,
தனது சகோதரர்க்கு எங்கும் இடம் இல்லை .

வர்ணங்கள், ஜாதி பேதங்கள் அழிந்திடும்,
தர்மம் , தானம், தவம் குறைந்திடும்;
திருமணம் என்பது இரு மனப்பொருத்தம்;
ஒரு ஆண், ஒரு பெண் மட்டுமே தேவை.

கோத்திரம், கல்வி, குடும்பச் சூழ்நிலை,
கேட்கவே வேண்டாம் வேறு எதையுமே!
இல்லற இன்பமே அனைவரின் தேவை;
இல்லறம் நல்லறம் புரிவதற்கு அல்ல!

கல்வியை விற்று பல அந்தணர்களும்,
பொருட்களை விற்று மற்றவர்களும்,
கற்பை விற்று பல பெண்களும், அறம்
பெருந்தாத வாழ்க்கை வாழ்ந்திடுவர்!

வணிகம் என்றாலே வஞ்சகம் தான்,
அனைவரும் செய்வதால் அதுவும் சரியே.
நாணயம், நேர்மை, என்று நினைத்தால் ,
அனைத்தையும் இழந்து, நிற்க வேண்டும்.

திறமையும், அறிவும் நன்கு பயன்படும்,
தன் குடும்பத்தினரை பேணுவதற்கே!
சிறந்த அறங்கள் செய்வார் பலரும்,
தம் பெயர் புகழுடன் விளங்குவதற்கே!

வேலியே பயிரை மேய்வது போலே,
வேந்தனே மக்களைச் சுரண்டிடுவான்!
பொன், பொருள், பெண் என்ற எல்லாம்
தன்னது என்றே பறித்துக் கொள்வான்

அதிக வெய்யில், அதிக வெப்பம், புயல்;
அதிகக் காற்று, அதிக மழை , வெள்ளம்;
பஞ்சம் என்று இயற்கையும் தன் பங்குக்கு
வஞ்சனை செய்யும்; வாட்டி வதைக்கும்!

வருமுன் காப்போம், மிகவும் கவனமாக;
கலியின் பற்பல இன்னல்களில் இருந்து;
இறைவன் திருஅருள் நம் மீது இருந்தால்,
இது முற்றிலும் சாத்தியம், சத்தியமே!

வாழ்க வளமுடன்,
விசாலாக்ஷி ரமணி.
Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
#149. மயிலும், குயிலும்!

மயில் ஆடுவதற்கென்றே பிறந்தது,
மயில் அகவினாலோ கர்ண கடூரம்!
குயில் பாடுவதற்கென்றே பிறந்தது,
குயில் விரும்பினாலும் ஆட முடியாது!

இயற்கையின் நியதியை அறிவோம்;
இயல்பினை சற்றேனும் அறிந்தோமா?
நம் வாரிசுகளாக உதித்த குழந்தைகளின்
நல்ல திறமைகளை நாம் அறிந்தோமா?

விரும்பிய ஒன்றைச் செய்யும் போது
அரும்பிடும் ஒருவரின் தனித் திறமைகள்!
விரும்பாத ஒன்றைச் செய்ய மனம்
விரும்பாது போவது இயல்பல்லவா?

நாம் விரும்பியும் நமக்குக் கிட்டாததை,
நம் குழந்தைகள் மீது திணித்துவிடுவோம்!
நல்லது செய்வதாக நினைத்து அவர்க்கு
அல்லதை மட்டுமே செய்துவருவோம்!

மதிப்பெண் குறைவாக எடுத்தவனை, நன்கு
மிதித்தால் மதிப்பெண் கூடிடுமா? அவன்
தனித் திறமை எதுவென்று கண்டு, அதை
இனித்த முறையில் வளர்க்க வேண்டாமா?

ஒவ்வொருவருள்ளும் ஒரு சிறந்த திறமை
ஒளிந்து கொண்டு இருக்கின்றதே அதை
ஓங்கி வளரச் செய்து விட்டால், வாழ்வே
ஒளி மயம் ஆகிச் சுடர் விடும் அன்றோ?

கான மயிலிடம் பாடலையும், மற்றும்
கானக் குயிலிடம் ஆடலையும் தேடாதீர்!
பசுவிடம் கனிந்த பழங்களையும், மற்றும்
பாலை, மரங்களிடமும் என்றும் தேடாதீர்!

எது எது எங்கு எங்கு உள்ளதோ – நமக்கு
அது அது அங்கு அங்குதான் கிடைக்கும்!
இதுவரை நாம் செய்த தவறுகள் போதும்;
இனிமேல் நல்ல திறமைகளை வளர்ப்போம்!

வாழ்க வளமுடன்,
விசாலாக்ஷி ரமணி

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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
# 149. The peacock and the cuckoo.

The peacock is born to dance. Its call is ugly and repulsive. On the other hand the cuckoo is born to sing. It can not dance even if it wants to!

We watch the Nature and learn these facts. But do we know the real nature of our own children? Do we really know their strength and weakness?

When we do things we like to do, we perform very well. But when forced to do something not to our liking, we jut make half hearted attempts that are not sincere.

Usually parents want their children to achieve whatever they themselves want to achieve but could not. They have the best intentions no doubt but they are not doing the best thing for their children.

If child scores less marks, the parents should try to find where lies the real problem and not just beat him. Can the boy improve his score as a result of the beatings? The parents must find out what interests him best and train him in that field.

There is a latent talent in everyone of us. If we discover them early in or lives and nurture them, we will emerge successful in our lives.

A word of advice o the parents...
Do not try to train a peacock to sing.
Do not try to train a cuckoo to dance.
Do not look for ripe fruits in cows.
Do not look or cow's milk in trees.

We can get only what is there already. It is high time for the parents to reform their thinking and cherish and nourish the real talents of their children.
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