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Visalakshi Ramani

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Wishing for rAma rAjyam in the age of Kali is unimaginable.

Yet we can pray to the all powerful God that

Peace, Prosperity, Good Health & Good Sense

may prevail all over the now-confused-world!

Happy rAma navami! May Truth always win!
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

506a. Ohne Mutter, Nichts geht weiter!
506b. Without mother nothing goes on!

Women are behind everything happening in this word.
In Tamil the adage goes thus...

"aavathum peNNaalE
azhivathum peNNaalE"

Now the royal rift between the siblings can be traced back
to the presence and to the absence of some Royal women.

Had their mother been alive today......
she would have never let this happen!

footnotes:

Ohne = Without
Mutter = mother
Nichts = nothing
geht = goes
weiter = on!
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

507a. Kleine Dinge amüsieren kleine Köpfe!

507b.Little things amuse little minds!

Once upon a time, comedy in the movies was meaningful.
It entertained and educated the masses with powerful messages.

Comedians were heroes of some of those movies.
They were real life people with real life problems.

The situation comedy was good enough to sell the film -
without needing violent and unrealistic fight scenes.

footnotes:
Kleine = Small
Dinge = things
amüsieren = amuse
kleine = small
Köpfe = heads.
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

508a.
Ein Mann, der weniger ausgibt als er verdient, wird reicher.
Ein Mann, der mehr ausgibt als er verdient, wird ärmer.

508b.
A man who spends less than what he earns becomes richer.
A man who spends more than what he earns becomes poorer.

footnotes:
Ein = A
Mann = man
der = who
weniger ausgibt = spends less
als = than
er verdient what he earns
wird = will become
reicher = richer.
Ein Mann = A man
der = who
mehr ausgibt = spends more
als = than
er verdient = what he earns
wird = will become
ärmer = poorer.
P.S:
Mathematics can be successfully applied to every human activity!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

509a. Einer außer Sicht, ist bald vergessen!

509b. One out of sight is soon forgotten!

footnotes:
Einer = One
außer = out of
Sicht = sight
ist = is
bald = soon
vergessen = forgotten!

Human memory is ONLY slightly better than that of a goldfish.
All except those who long to take revenge on someone for something
forget the events, the places and even people who they have left behind!

At least I do so!

Time is to precious to be worrying about tomorrow and ruminating about yesterday.
It is the mental recordings, affiliations and affections that cause the endless chain of birth and death.

Start everyday with a mind and memory as clean as a fresh slate.
There is no other way to avoid the undue worry and the unnecessary hurry!



 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

510a. Ohne Unkraut kann es keinen Garten geben.

510b. There can be no garden without the weeds.

Life offers us what we want to have
along with what we don't want to have!

Everything comes in a combo pack of
the wanted and the unwanted.

It is wisdom to use what we need
and ignore what we don't need.

Ohne = Without
Unkraut = weed
es = there
kann = can
geben = be

keinen = no
Garten = garden
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

511a.
Eine Nachtigall wird nicht in einem Käfig singen.
Musik ist Ausdruck von Freude.
Freude kommt aus der Freiheit.

511b.
A nightingale will not sing in a cage.
Music is an expression of joy.
Joy comes from the freedom.

footnotes:
Eine = A
Nachtigall = nightingale
wird = will
nicht = not
singen = sing
in = in
einem = a
Käfig = cage.
Musik = Music
ist = is
Ausdruck = expression
von = of
Freude = joy!
Freude =Joy
kommt = comes
aus der = from the
Freiheit = freedom
 
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இரட்டை மாட்டு வண்டி
ஓர் அழகிய வில் வண்டி;
மாடுகள் இரண்டு உண்டு...
மாறுபாடுகள் பல கொண்டு!

ஒரு மாடு கால் நொண்டி,
மற்றது ஒரு வலிய சண்டி;
இரட்டை மாட்டு வில் வண்டி
எப்படி ஓடும் என எண்ணுவீர்!

ஒரு மாடு பாவம் அசடு,
மற்றது ஹிமாலயக் கசடு;
இரட்டை மாட்டு வில் வண்டி
எப்படி ஓடும் என எண்ணுவீர்!

ஒரு மாடு பாவம் பேடி,
மற்றது பெரிய ரௌடி;
இரட்டை மாட்டு வில் வண்டி
எப்படி ஓடும் என எண்ணுவீர்!

ஒரு மாடு நல்ல முசுடு,
மற்ற மாடு நல்ல முரடு;
இரட்டை மாட்டு வில் வண்டி
எப்படி ஓடும் என எண்ணுவீர்!

இணைக்கின்றான் இறைவன்
இணையவே முடியாதவர்களை!
இருவரும் ஒரு போல இருந்தால்
இனிக்குமா? வாழ்க்கை, கசக்குமா?

[ என் விரக்தியில் பிறந்த என் கவிதை]
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

512a. Geld ist ein guter Diener, aber ein schlechter Meister!

512b. Money is a good servant but a bad master!

Money, like fire, is a good servant but a bad master.

Money and fire serve us well as long as they are under our control!
Once they get the control over us, there will neither peace nor prosperity!

footnotes:
Geld = Money
ist = is
ein = a
guter = good
Diener = servant
aber = but
ein = a
schlechter = bad
Meister! = master!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!


437 (a). Nichts ist so schlecht, dass es für etwas nicht gut genug ist.

437 (b). Nothing is so bad as not to be good enough for something

A small, thin, weak stick can serve as a perfect toothpick.
A bent branch can be used to hang a baby's cloth cradle.
In God's creation nothing is useless and no one is insignificant.

footnotes:
Nichts = Nothing
ist = is
so = so
schlecht = bad
dass = that
es = it
ist = is
nicht = not
gut = good
genug = enough
für = for
etwas = something.
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

513a.
Eine erfolgreiche Liebesbeziehung endet in einer Ehe.
Das Paar lebt ein langes glückliches Leben.
Es ist die unmögliche und erfolglose Liebesbeziehung,
die in irgendeiner Form von Kunst verewigt wird!

513b.
Successful love affair ends in a marriage.
The couple live a long happy life.
It is the impossible and unsuccessful love affair,
that gets immortalised in some form of Art!
 
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Some of the puzzles that are beyond my pink cells!

(The brain is healthy pink as long as we are alive.
It turns dull grey much later, when outside the body)

(1). How do people in The USA survive for 8 hours straight
without Internet under near normal conditions!

(2). Why does a wedding between a Man and Woman in
the same country, same region, same religion and same caste
with a minor difference in the subsects cause so much sensation
while the same sex marriages among both men / women hardly cause a ripple!

(3). How long can parents cater for the whims and fancies of a child
whose demands are not in proportion to their earnings / savings ???

Easy come easy go! It is SO true! Buy a new toy everyday.
Surely the one bought yesterday would be found in many pieces!

It is wiser to teach the child the value of money and the toy
rather than replace it with another new toy ASAP!

I myself had to wait for 5 years after my wedding to get a simple mixie.
I waited for 10 years before I could get a black and white TV set.
I waited for 15 years before I could afford a washing machine.

Why the 5 year plan?

The annual travel with family to the native place twice a year
would syphon out all the yearly savings mercilessly.

The money trickling in to the small recurring deposits would be safe
until the 5 years period is over - to enable me to buy something I need.

I still have all of them in working condition after all these years
ONLY because I remember how thrifty I had to be to afford them!

Everyone's life is not a bed of roses - as it is imagined to be!
But hardship is the test stone of our mental strength and purity!
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

514a. Geduld ist eine Lotion für alle Wunden und Säuren.

514b.Patience is a lotion for all sores and sourness.

footnotes:
Geduld = Patience
ist = is
eine = a
Lotion = lotion
für = for
alle = all
Wunden = sores
und = and
Säuren = sourness.
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

515a,.
Höhe der Torheit?
Einen Wolf setzen, um die Schafe zu bewachen.
Frösche in einem Brunnen Eine Schlange als neuen König auswählen.
Schwächlinge geben den Mobbern kühn Ratschläge.

515b.
Height of folly?
Setting a wolf to guard the sheep.
Frogs in a well Selecting a snake as their new king.
Weaklings boldly offering advice to the bullies.
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

515a.
Zweimal falsch ergibt nicht einmal richtig.
Aber seltsamerweise machen drei Linke eine Rechte.

515b.
Two wrongs do not make a right.
But strangely three lefts make a right.

footnotes:
Zweimal = Two
falsch = wrongs
ergibt nicht = does not make
einmal = one
richtig = right.
Aber = But
seltsamer weise = strangely
drei = three
Linke = lefts
machen = make
eine = one
Rechte = right!

P.S
This tip is very useful while driving.
If right turn is forbidden, then keep turning left until
you have finally turned to your right - the right direction! :)
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

516a. Ein williges Herz funktioniert am besten.

516b. A willing heart performs best.

People reach the hard-to-attain-samAdhi-state so easily
when they do what they they like most to do.

People get completely lost to the external world while .....
watching movies, megA mahA serials, dramas, games and sports,
reading newspaper, novels, singing, dancing, painting to name a few!

footnotes:
Ein = A
williges = willing
Herz = heart
funktioniert = performs
am besten = the best.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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I am NOT missing India in The USA at all!
Yesterday the power went off for 8 hours!

From 8 A.M to 4 P.M - the prime time when we need
power the most..... to work / to study from home.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

516a.
Das Herz verliebt sich.
Der Kopf erinnert sich an die Liebe.
Damit die Liebe Erfolg hat, müssen sowohl
das Herz als auch der Kopf funktionieren.

516b.
The heart falls in love.
The head remembers the love.
For love to succeed both the heart and the head must function.

Man is nothing but a bundle of memories.
If the memory is lost (even temporarily) everything is forgotten
and every relative ( including lover / spouse) becomes a stranger.

But carrying on the memories to the next birth is also scary!
They are best forgotten at the beginning of another new birth!
 
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