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Visalakshi Ramani

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Whats app and close up of the ear! :)

People want to use the Whats app with the video facility.
Cool scheme since it allows you to see your chat companion.
Often it ends up becoming a scary closeup of a giant sized ear!

People who are hearing impaired need speakers in their ears or in their phone.
But they are too shy to use either of these and want to behave like normal people.

The result.... ???
Scary close up of the giant sized ears - which keep growing as long as we live. :)

The other group of people are those with normal hearing - but determined to make everyone else deaf in the long run, slowly but steadily!

They make all kinds of noises ( white/ black/ blue / red) during the chat.
The microphone does not differentiate the human voice from noise.
It magnifies every sound equally without any partiality.

When the choice boils down to Quantity VS Quality,
I would always choose Quality over Quantity.

Half a cup of good smart coffee is always better than
half a jug full of coffee-flavored-chudu-thaNNi! :)
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!


358a. Wie der König ist, so sind seine Untertanen!
358b. As the king is, so his subjects are!

The body follows the head wherever it goes.
The body obeys the thoughts formed in the head.

The citizens follow their head - The King!
If the King is corrupt, so will his subjects become.

footnotes:-
Wie = As
der = the
König = king
ist = is,
so = so
sind = are
seine = his
Untertanen = subjects.
 
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The wisdom of the elders.

When as kids, we used to make any BIG plans for the next day or for anytime in the future,
my father and grandfather used to say " pizhaithuk kidanthaal paarkkalaam"

In those days people realized that Human Life is Ephemeral and not Eternal.
Such expressions kept reminding people about the uncertainty of human life.

In fact the only thing that is certain about Human Life is that it is uncertain.

Such daily reminders kept people at bay from becoming overly greedy and
amassing wealth at the expense of true values and by other unjust means.

The other expression often used was "kaalaa kaalathil seyya veNdum"
There is a time and place for everything and we must adhere to it.
These may sound simple but hold deep meaning in them.

People stay awake and go to bed past midnight. People sleep on till mid day or even past mid day.
While visiting a relative, I was shocked to learn that her daughter of marriageable age was sleeping till 1 P.M. What was more shocking is that the mother felt very proud about the fact.

I myself have never slept until sunrise. Morning time is the best to learn, to practice yoga, go for long walks and practically for doing anything and everything.

Already man wastes one third of his life sleeping ( assuming that he sleeps for ONLY 8 hour per day)
Some spend half their life in sleeping and the other half in cooking and eating. "Why would anyone want to do anything more than the barest minimum needed to survive?" is their question.

அரியது கேட்கின் வரிவடி வேலோய்
அரிதரிது மானிடர் ஆதல் அரிது

மானிடர் ஆயினும் கூன்குருடு செவிடு
பேடு நீங்கிப் பிறத்தல் அரிது

பேடு நீங்கிப் பிறந்த காலையும்
ஞானமும் கல்வியும் நயத்தல் அரிது

ஞானமும் கல்வியும் நயந்த காலையும்
தானமும் தவமும் தான்செயல் அரிது

தானமும் தவமும் தான்செய்வ ராயின்
வானவர் நாடு வழிதிறந் திடுமே. 🙏

[ ஔவையார் ]
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!


359a. Zu viel von irgendetwas ist zu gut für nichts.
359b. Too much of anything is too good for nothing.

Too much pampering makes the children naughty.
Too much beauty makes a young girl very haughty.

Too much money corrupts the rich traders.
Too much power corrupts the leaders.

Too much freedom ruins the young men.
Too much control cripples young women.

Too much food makes people heavy.
Too much sleeps makes people lazy.

Everything in its limits is the best for all.

footnotes:
Zu = Too
viel = much
von = of
irgendetwas = anything
ist = is
zu = too
gut = good
für = for
nichts = nothing.
 
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Research in Reels of the past.

Everyone would have a favorite song / movie/ scene in a movie / story.
But what to say of one who goes back to the same thing everyday?

"kaathalikka neram illai" was a super-hit movie no doubt.
Also it was filmed where we used to live before 1990.

But seeing the same movie in Tamil, in Telugu, in Hindi
and in every language it was made...!!!! :(

If there is an award for doing research in movies
I can recommend someone I know very well! :)
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!


360a. Einem Mann mit einer fetten Geldtasche fehlen niemals Gefährten
360b. A man with a fat money bag never lacks companions

Prosperity gains many friends and adversity tests their loyalty and sincerity!
In adversity many 'friends' disappear faster than the rats deserting a sinking ship!

footnotes:-
Einem = A
Mann = man
mit = with
einer = a
fetten = fat
Geldtasche = purse
niemals = never (has)
Gefährten = companions
fehlen = absent.

I can't believe that I started posting proverb in German 360 days ago!
How Time seems to fly on wings! Time and Money have invisible wings. :)
 
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DAISY​


DAISY stands for Innocence, Loyal Love and Purity.
It further promises, ” I’ll Never Tell!”

 
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"Why marry?" VS "Why not marry?"

One of my friend's son kept postponing his marriage. He liked his bachelor's freedom and did not want to be burdened with a wife and a family to take care of.

He was a good Table Tennis player. All his free time was spent in his favorite sport. But one day he fell down and broke his knee very badly. "No Table Tennis!" for a long long time, as per the doctor's advice.

Suddenly he felt he was all alone in the world. He did not know what to do with himself and his free time - hanging so heavily on him.

The one day he got a brain wave."Why not marry? I will have some to talk to, something to do and some one to love!"

So his chronic rebellious question "Why marry" now changed to "Why not marry?"

Here any intimacy between persons not living in the same house is forbidden ( Thanks to Corona and COVID ). So all the happy bachelors who were painting their city red are now all alone and depressed.

Marriage was declared as a Dying Institution. There may be deviations from the established concept of a Marriage. But no one can do away with marriage - since it is nothing but a Moral Traffic Regulation.
If you can do away with The Traffic Regulations, then you may be able to do away with Marriage as well!

What causes Loneliness, Depression, Dejection, Anger and Outbursts among the youngsters? Ponder!

As told by Socrates, “By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.”
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

361a.
Ein wenig Wissen ist keine wirklich gefährliche Sache - es sei denn,
die Person verwechselt es mit einem großen Wissen.

361b.
A little knowledge is not a really dangerous thing -
unless the person mistakes it for a great knowledge.

Empty vessels make the most noise. Empty barrels make the most noise.
The misinformed is the most anxious to enlighten the uninformed!

Little knowledge is NOT a dangerous thing unless
the owner of that knowledge imagines it to be a lot.

footnotes:
Ein = A
wenig = little
Wissen = knowledge
ist = is
keine = not
wirklich = really
gefährliche = dangerous
Sache = thing
es sei denn = unless / until when
die = the
Person = person
verwechselt = confuses
es = it
mit = with
einem = a
großen = great
Wissen = wisdom.
 
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One day during my evening walk, I heard a very loud noise - as if a helicopter was taking off.
But since it seemed to run along the streets, my curiosity was aroused.
Then I saw a tall man siting on a tiny scooter built for a kid riding at full speed through the streets.
Instantly I burst out laughing. The reason...???
I could now imagine How Lord GaNEs'a would have looked when He sat on His vAhanam 'moonjooru'.
 
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எந்த தேவியை வணங்கியதால் மும்மூர்த்திகள்
சொந்தப் பணியாற்றும் வல்லமை பெற்றனரோ;

எந்த ஆதி பராசக்தியின் வடிவம் எப்போதும்,
எல்லோருக்கும் தியானத்துக்கு உகந்ததோ;

எந்தப் பராசக்தியைத் தத்துவ ஞானிகள் கூடி
இந்த உலகத்தின் காரணம் என்கிறார்களோ;

அந்தப் பராசக்தியை; உலகின் அன்னையை;
அனைத்தையும் தருபவளை; வணங்குகிறேன்.

எந்த மகாசக்தி குழந்தையின் விளையாட்டாகவே
இந்த உலகைப் படைத்துக் காத்து அழிக்கிறாளோ;

எந்த தாக்ஷாயணி மலையரசன் மகளாக வந்து
சொந்த முயற்சியால் சிவனை அடைந்தாளோ;

எந்த தேவியைத் தன் துணைவியாக உடலிலும்,
பாதங்களை இதயத்திலும் சிவன் சுமக்கிறாரோ:

அந்த தேவியே, உலகத்தின் ஒரே அன்னையே,
இந்த உலகைத் தீமைகளிலிருந்து காக்கட்டும்.

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

362a. Unter den Blinden wird der einäugige Mann verehrt.
362b. Among the blind men, the one eyed man is worshiped.

Man worships Gods who have more heads / more arms / more bodies.
In fact to become venerable the person must possess something more than what all the other do.

Footnotes:
Unter = Among
den = the
Blinden = blind
der = the
einäugige = one eyed
Mann = man
wird = will be
verehrt = worshiped

Two honey bees were discussing about their God.
The first one said," I saw our God in my dream yesterday"
The second one asked eagerly , "What was our God like?"
The first one replied earnestly,
"He was just like any of us. But he had two stings!
So to be worshiped have OR develop something EXTRA! :)
 
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