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Think or sink!

Raji Ram

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vEdham and Whats app!

Whats app is one-up over and above every other mode of communication.
It keeps People on their toes for the notification - day and night.

They would religiously forward the message/ video/ photo to everyone on the contact list.
This may often include the person who had originally forwarded that message to them.

Those who do not like Carnatic music would listen to it with rapt attention.
Those who do not like slOkams would would listen to it with rapt attention.

Do you want people to listen to vEdham?
Just send it by Whats app and watch what happens!

Nothing like Whats app to revive and rejuvenate
any craft / art/ science/ music/ dance/ religious stuff.
Dear Sis,

I beg to differ! Those who forward
1. Do not read, listen or check the authenticity of the messages they receive.
2. They don't remember what they have forwarded and after receiving the same message they sent in the morning, they forward again, when it comes in their inbox in the evening!
3. Not everyone listens to the audios or views the videos received!

So, WhatsApp is NOT useful for propogating anything worth learning!
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Gold Member
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Dear Sis,

I beg to differ! Those who forward
1. Do not read, listen or check the authenticity of the messages they receive.
2. They don't remember what they have forwarded and after receiving the same message they sent in the morning, they forward again, when it comes in their inbox in the evening!
3. Not everyone listens to the audios or views the videos received!

So, WhatsApp is NOT useful for propogating anything worth learning!
Dear Sister,
I am speaking from my own experience of course! I keep my airtight earplugs handy -
since I will never know when a thunderous song / slOkam/ speech will start blaring.

How many times I must have jumped out of my skin? As many times as I got shocked!
We musicians need to protect our sensitive ears and as writers our eyes as well. :)
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day.


334a. In der Natur gibt es weder Belohnungen noch Bestrafungen, sondern nur Konsequenzen unseres Handelns.

334b. In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, but only consequences of our actions.

Nature is impartial and delivers justice to everyone.
Some people call The Nature as God - but that is besides the point.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. (Newton's Third Law of Motion)
But in Nature for every action there is a logical consequence. (The Law of Universal Nature)

Do good deeds and they comes back to you. Do evil deeds and they too come back to you.
In the previous three Yugams, people had to wait for the consequences of their actions.

But Kali yugam does not believe in granting grace periods.
Everything is precise, perfect, immediate and imminent.

It is great fun to hear the foreigners talk of Instant Karma. I think there is no better word to describe the swiftness with which the Reaction follows the Action!

Footnotes:-
In = In
der = the
Natur = nature
gibt es = there are
weder = neither
Belohnungen = rewards
noch = nor
Bestrafungen = punishments,
sondern nur = but only
Konsequenzen = consequences
unseres = of our
Handelns = actions.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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காய்ச்சலும், பாய்ச்சலும்!

"ஓரகத்தியின் காய்ச்சல்" என்பார்கள் முன்பு;
ஒன்றாகக் கூட்டுக் குடித்தனம் நடத்திய போது!

மகன்கள் ஒரே போல இருக்கலாம் கண்களுக்கு.
மகன்கள் வருமானம் வேறுபடும் பெண்களுக்கு!

வேறு வேறு வீடுகளில் இருந்து வந்த பெண்கள்
வேற்றுமையை உணர்ந்ததில் என்ன அதிசயம்?

தனிக் குடித்தனம் சென்றபின் இது மாறிவிடும்,
"காணாவிட்டால் காய்ச்சல்! கண்டால் பாய்ச்சல்!"

விழித்திருக்கும் போது தொடை நடுங்கும் ஆண்கள்,
வீரர்களாக மாறிவிடுவர் அவர்களின் உறக்கத்தில்!

அப்போது மாறிவிடும் காணும் காட்சி இதுபோல!
"நனவில் ஒரே காய்ச்சல்! கனவில் ஒரே பாய்ச்சல்!"

அடுத்த படுக்கையில் படுத்து உறங்கும் அப்பாவி,
எடுத்து ஒரு ஹெல்மெட்டை அணிவது நலம் தரும்! :)
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Gold Member
Gold Member

A proverb a day to brighten the day.


335a. Wenn Sie nicht länger leben können, leben Sie tiefer, um Spuren im Sand der Zeit zu hinterlassen.
335b. If you can't live longer, live deeper to leave imprints on the sands of time.

The imprint left by one who lives a very long life can be equaled
by one who lives a deeper and meaningful life for a shorter time.

footnotes:-
Wenn = If
Sie = you
können = can
nicht = not
leben = live
länger = longer,
Sie = you
leben = live
tiefer = deeper
um zu = in order to
hinterlassen = leave behind
Spuren = imprints
im = in the
Sand = sand
der Zeit = of Time.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Wear a pair of X '' stiletto and steal a ride in a shopping cart?

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There is a saying "Never compromise on the comfort of your shoes and your bed!" :)
Whenever we are not one of these, we are on the other one ! Right?

I fail to understand the women (even older ones) preferring to wear high heels and stilettos.
The reasons given are...
1. It adds to your height instantly
2. It adds a swing to your waist and your gait.
3. It gives an attractive curve to the backside.
4. It is fashionable and welcomes courting from men!

The women know all discomforts caused by these shoes and still continue to wear them.
I was amused to see a women wearing a stiletto stealing a ride on a shopping cart.
NOW all the reasons given above by the ladies for wearing high heels do not hold water! :)

Types of high heels worn by women.​

  • Stacked heel – usually layers of leather 5 mm thick stacked together and trimmed to match the shape of the heel.[1] These are commonly known as block heels.
  • Continental heel – 7.5 mm, with the upper part of the chest of the heel spreading towards the center of the shoe.[1]
  • Setback heel – similar to the continental heel, but the surface of the back of the heel is straight, forming a right angle.[1]
  • Cuban heel – similar to the continental heel, but not curved, generally medium height[1]
  • Pantaloon heel – "similar to pantaloon pants: the top lift part of the heel is spread out as it extends to the bottom part of the heel, and the waistline of the heel curves inward naturally."[1]
  • Angle heel – "the surface of the base of the heel is straight until reaching the waistline, and it looks like the shape of the Korean letter ¬"[1]
  • Pinet heel – straight and skinny[11]
  • Cromwell shoe – based on Oliver Cromwell with heel up to 170 mm (6.5 in).[11]
  • Bar style – had jewelry or other decorative aspects to go along with flapper culture.[11]
  • New Look in 1947 – a slim, elegant heel, newly created by putting steel in the heel. This enabled the heel to be skinny without snapping.[11]
  • Annabelle – 7-cm platform heel[17]
  • Stiletto – tall, skinny heel; first mentioned in a newspaper in September 1953.[11]
  • Wedges - popularized by Salvatore Ferragamo, who introduced this in the Italian market in the late 1930s.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

Gold Member
Gold Member

A proverb a day to brighten the day.

336a. Sogar Ratten verlassen ein sinkendes Schiff.
336b. Even rats desert a sinking ship.

A person with a fat purse never lacks friends.
Who does not like to dine and drink wine for free?

A person financially ruined will have no friends left.
They would leave him/her faster than his riches does.

footnotes:-
Sogar = Even
Ratten = rats
verlassen = desert
ein = a
sinkendes = sinking
Schiff = ship.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Gold Member
Gold Member
செல்வம்

செல்லும்! வரும்! அதன் இனிய பெயர் தான் செல்வம்!
செல்(லும்) + வ(ரு)ம் என்பது செல்வம் என்றானதோ?

ஒருவரிடம் இருந்து பிரிந்து சென்றால் தான்
வேறொருவரிடம் வந்து சேரமுடியும் செல்வம்.

பண மூட்டையை இறுக்கக் கட்டிவிட்டு அதன் மேல்
பங்காக அமர்ந்திருந்தால் அந்தச் செல்வம் வீண்.

எட்டிமரம் பழுத்து என்ன? ஈயாதார் வாழ்ந்து என்ன?
இலவு காத்த கிளியாக காத்திருந்தாலும் அஃதே !
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Nava rAthri special link

 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Weekly link to one of my blogs

மகேந்திர காண்டம்


விரிஞ்சன்மால் தேவ ராலும் வெலற்கரும் விறலோன் ஆகிப்
பெருஞ்சுரர் பதமும் வேத ஒழுக்கமும் பிறவும் மாற்றி
அருஞ்சிறை அவர்க்குச்செய்த அவுணர்கோன் ஆவிகொள்வான்
பரஞ்சுடர் உருவாய் வந்த குமரனைப் பணிதல் செய்வாம்.

 

Visalakshi Ramani

Gold Member
Gold Member

A proverb a day to brighten the day.


337a. Beurteilen Sie niemals eine Person nach ihrem Aussehen oder ein Buch nach ihrem Einband.

337b. Never judge a person by his looks, nor a book by its cover.


Appearances deceive.
The exterior may not match the interior.

Attractive clothes may be worn by a mean or a wicked person!
An attractive cover may try to sell a worthless trash as a good book!

footnotes:-
Sie = You
niemals = never

Beurteilen = judge
eine = a
Person = person
nach = by
ihrem = his
Aussehen = apearance
oder = or
ein = a
Buch = book
nach = by
ihrem = its
Einband = cover.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day.

338a. Wer nicht warten wird, bis der Brei abgekühlt ist, ist in der Tat der größte Dummkopf.

338b. He who won't wait until the porridge cools is indeed the greatest fool.

There are times when waiting become inevitable and that too for our own good.
There is no harm or shame in waiting for the right cause or for the right result or the right time.

footnotes:
Wer = He who
nicht warten wird = won't wait
bis = till
der = the
Brei = porridge
ist abgekühlt = has cooled down
ist = is
in der Tat = indeed
der = the
größte = greatest
Dummkopf = fool.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Gold Member
Gold Member
The three 'com's that take away the joy from your life!

Comparing, Commenting and Complaining are those three 'com's that take away your joy of life. Each one has his fortunes and misfortunes determined accurately long before being born. It is like a divine software kept inside the hardware called the body.

What will be ours, WILL be yours - whether you want to have it or not.
What will not be yours, WILL NOT be yours - whether you wish for it or not.

There is no peace of mind - once we start comparing ourselves with the others,
The outcome will never be good - if you keep commenting on your observations!
There is no welcome to a person who keeps complaining about everything to everyone.

Accept your life as it has been handed over to you.
Count your blessings and not your miseries and pains.

Feel happy for all that has been bestowed on you by Dear God
who loves you, all the time, 'without any "Ifs" and "Buts"!' 🙏
 

Raji Ram

Gold Member
Gold Member
The three 'com's that take away the joy from your life!

Comparing, Commenting and Complaining are those three 'com's that take away your joy of life. Each one has his fortunes and misfortunes determined accurately long before being born. It is like a divine software kept inside the hardware called the body.

What will be ours, WILL be yours - whether you want to have it or not.
What will not be yours, WILL NOT be yours - whether you wish for it or not.

There is no peace of mind - once we start comparing ourselves with the others,
The outcome will never be good - if you keep commenting on your observations!
There is no welcome to a person who keeps complaining about everything to everyone.

Accept your life as it has been handed over to you.
Count your blessings and not your miseries and pains.

Feel happy for all that has been bestowed on you by Dear God

asy to preach! who loves you, all the time, 'without any "Ifs" and "Buts"!' 🙏
Easy to preach!
Difficult to follow!!
 

Poligar Sankar

New member
The three 'com's that take away the joy from your life!

Comparing, Commenting and Complaining are those three 'com's that take away your joy of life. Each one has his fortunes and misfortunes determined accurately long before being born. It is like a divine software kept inside the hardware called the body.

What will be ours, WILL be yours - whether you want to have it or not.
What will not be yours, WILL NOT be yours - whether you wish for it or not.

There is no peace of mind - once we start comparing ourselves with the others,
The outcome will never be good - if you keep commenting on your observations!
There is no welcome to a person who keeps complaining about everything to everyone.

Accept your life as it has been handed over to you.
Count your blessings and not your miseries and pains.

Feel happy for all that has been bestowed on you by Dear God
who loves you, all the time, 'without any "Ifs" and "Buts"!' 🙏
Let us try our best without coveting, comparing or judging (others). "Que sera, sera" is a similar thought from Europe.
 

Poligar Sankar

New member
Let us try our best without coveting, comparing or judging (others). "Que sera, sera" is a similar thought from Europe.
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) is an ancient European thought conveying a similar idea of "cheerful acceptance of one's fate and destiny". It has been made immortal and popular by a song in a suspensel film by Hitchcock. One can read more on this in Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que_Sera,_Sera_(Whatever_Will_Be,_Will_Be)
 

babanna

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"Swim or Sink!" might be more popular than this title Think or Sink!
But that does not make this title less true on any scale!

When we do not think too well... we sink by ourselves.
When we think too well... the others will make us sink.

So which is the better option among these two?

Sink by ourselves without thinking hard and well
or let the others take care of the job of sinking us?

It is indeed a tough question and needs to be pondered
well before it could be answered.

Well! In any case we need an outlet for free thinking so that
the other threads can remain pure and unadulterated.

Welcome to think constructively on anything under
the sun and above it and to refrain from any
destructive and damaging thinking process.
:)
I am brinking and shrinking
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Gold Member
Gold Member
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) is an ancient European thought conveying a similar idea of "cheerful acceptance of one's fate and destiny". It has been made immortal and popular by a song in a suspensel film by Hitchcock. One can read more on this in Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que_Sera,_Sera_(Whatever_Will_Be,_Will_Be)

We can hope for better things.
[ Nothing like Hope to keep one focused].

We can pray for better things.
[ Nothing like a Prayer to make us realize what we really need!]

We can strive for better things.
[ Nothing like chasing one's dreams to keep one motivated!]

We will receive whatever is destined to be ours!
[ Nothing like accepting whatever we receive, after doing all that we have done!]
 
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