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Think or sink!

Visalakshi Ramani

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In astronomy, an analemma is a diagram showing the position of the Sun in the sky, as seen from a fixed location on Earth at the same mean solar time, as that position varies over the course of a year. The diagram will resemble the figure 8. Globes of Earth often display an analemma. Wikipedia

Analemma - Wikipedia

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In astronomy, an analemma (/ˌænəˈlɛmə/; from Greek ἀνάλημμα analēmma "support") is a diagram showing the position of the Sun In the sky, as seen from a fixed location on Earth at the same mean solar time, as that position varies over the course of a year.
Description · ‎As seen from Earth · ‎Estimating sunrise and ... · ‎Of quasi-satellites

Visalakshi Ramani

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Nature is Infinite in its variety and existence.
It gives us subtle reminders of it all the time...
if we know where, when and how to look for the proof!

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

78a. Was nicht ist, kann noch werden.
78b. What is not yet, can still become.

Time plays a great role in the creation.
Time makes anything possible - even if it had appeared impossible.

Those which did not exist, come into existence by Evolution.
Those which existed, go out of existence by Extinction.

Those who did dark deeds decades ago,
are forced to face the consequences now!

Was = what
nicht = not
ist = is / exists,
kann = can
noch = yet / still
werden = become

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

79a. Wenn das
Wörtchen wenn nicht wär, wär mein Vater Millionär.
79b. If the little word "If" was not, my father would be a

If thoughts were horses, the lame could fly!

If the word "if " did not exist, anyone can be a millionaire.

Wenn = if
das = the
Wörtchen = little word
wenn = if
nicht wär = was not
wär = was
mein = my
Vater = father
Millionär = millionaire


Visalakshi Ramani

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Image result for moon analemma
Explanation: An analemma is that figure-8 curve you get when you mark the position of the Sun at the same time each day for one year. But the trick to imaging ananalemma of the Moon is to understand that on average the Moon returns to the same position in the sky about 51 minutes later each day.


Visalakshi Ramani

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I have observed several times that when a person is terminally ill and needs love and care, everyone in the family living in different cities, are too busy to visit him or look after him.

But after his demise, the same people will find free time to camp in his house for any number of days from 13 days onwards!!! At a time when their presence MAY be completely superficial and unnecessary in a small crowded modern house.

Even if they had come and taken care of him for two days each, the person would have left the world much happier - registering the number of people who really cared for him.

Such is human way of thinking!

Visalakshi Ramani

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My maternal aunt was bedridden with several complications for weeks and months in Bangalore.

She has only two sons and she is very fond of daughters. So we four siblings who were her nieces were like her daughters - on whom she showered her love and affection.

She would make all of us sing and me dance
whenever she came to our house. She would bring very useful gifts during her every visit.

I very much wanted to visit her but my request was bluntly vetoed.

When she died in the coldest month of the year, I got the news around midnight. I was promptly ordered to go and bathe in the ice cold water at that hour. I bluntly refused.

I felt when they can refuse my genuine and reasonable request to visit her when she was ALIVE, I can refuse to bathe as demanded by the them at mid night, in ice cold water and in the Coimbatore climate.

I got scolded for both these things. I just brushed them off without feeling any guilt.

People KNOW all the rules and sampradaayams but follow ONLY those which suit them well.

Isn't this the strangest thing we see everyday?

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

80a. Wer nicht
hören will, must fühlen.
80b. He who wishes not to listen, will have to experience.

Life is too short to commit all kinds of blunders and learn from them.
But one who does not want to listen the words of wisdom will have to learn
the same
facts in hard way - by personally experiencing them.
Experience runs a hard
school but fools will learn nowhere else!


Wer = (he) who
nicht = does not
will = wish (to)
hören = listen
must = must
fühlen = feel

Visalakshi Ramani

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If something goes without saying ...just let it go! :bolt:
(I am sure this true of some persons also!).

Speech may be free but phone is not!
Learn to speak directly without using the phone-to avoid
phone bill.
That is what most people are doing anyway!!!

Thermos flask has a lesson or two to teach us.
It keeps out the external heat from its contents.
It keeps the internal heat /cold from escaping to the outside.

If we learn to keep out the external bad stimulations
and retain our internal bliss - life can become much happier.

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

81a. Wie der Lohn, so die Arbeit.
81b. How the pay (is), so the work (is).

We get what we pay for - not what we demand for!

There is a picturesque word like 'kaam-chOr' in Hindi.

"He steals the work" but he actually
steals your money by his substandard performance

Nowhere is this more obvious than in the blouses women wear.
The tailor who charges only a fraction of the real fees manages to
include additional mini frills wherever possible - as a special bonus!

Wie = how
der = the
Lohn = pay (is)
so = so
die = the
Arbeit = work / performance (is)

Visalakshi Ramani

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Have you noticed that...

Every one of us knows what our people like and dislike.

When we want to make the person happy,

So it is not due to the lack of knowledge.
It is THE exact knowledge that makes us do such things precisely in the first place.

"Do you want this? Then you can't have it!"
"You don't want this? Then you must have it!"

This is human life!

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

82a. Wie die
Alten singen, so zwitschern auch die Jungen.
82b. How the old ones sing, so do chirp the young ones also.

Don't get amazed asto from whom your kids have learnt what they exhibit.
It is right from you and your elder family members that they learn what they learn.
The kids do not learn by listening to your sermons but by watching your actions.

Wie = how / the manner in which
die = the
Alten = oldones
singen = sing
so = so
zwitschern = chirp
auch = also
die = the
Jungen = youngones

Visalakshi Ramani

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A couple found a small child which had got separated from its parents.

They liked the child so much that they wished to take care of it as their own child.
The wife said," We do not know in which language to communicate with the child"

The husband had a brilliant brainstorm and said,
"We will wait until the child learn to talk and
then we can find out what was its mother tongue!"

Were they forgetting these facts that.......

Mother Tongue is what the parents speaks at home!
And it is the first language any child will learn!!!

The German word for Mother Tongue is Muttersprache.
So naturally, Mutter = Mother and Mutty = Mommy :)

Grossmutter = Grandmother = Oma
GrossVater = Grandfather = Opa

Grosseltern = Grandparents.
So naturally Eltern = Parents.

By now you must have guessed that Gross = big, tall, large, great.

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

83a. Gesicht ist der Index des Geistes.
83b. Face is the index of the mind

"Your face is your passport".
It lets you in or shuts you out!

One's Face reflects one's innermost thoughts.
The professional criminal may smile and smile and yet be a villain.
But the face or the eyes send out sparks of his innermost thoughts.

No footnotes needed for this word for word translation.

Visalakshi Ramani

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The Watchmaker and The World.

To fix a watch we must know how it has been made. Or we need some fundamental knowledge about it. In other words, the person who fixes a watch is MORE intelligent than the watch. Otherwise he won't be able to fix it!

The man who created the watch needs even more knowledge about it. Otherwise he could not have made the watch.

More complex the watch ...more is the background knowledge needed to create it and to maintain it in working condition.

The creation is so wonderful and so varied. Everything starts growing from a seed and it knows how much and how long to grow and when to stop growing any further.

Who puts all the information inside that tiny seed?

Smaller the device.... more complex will be its mechanism!

Just imagine how much on knowledge is needed to create each and everything we see, and maintain them in perfect order.

So there must be a MASTERMIND behind everything we see.

We ignorant and humble pagans call it as God and allot it so many forms, names and other attributes. We admire, adore and worship This Supreme Presence/ Knowledge / Power which governs everything and maintains PERFECT order in the Universe.

If anyone wants to slight it, degrade it, ignore it, deny its very existence, defy it and call it a product of fancy and fantasy, it is one's own wish. But this is NOT going to affect the supreme power in anyway.

God is the watchmaker of this Wonderful Watch called as World.

Visalakshi Ramani

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