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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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Something....Something.

Something happens somewhere.
Something else develops elsewhere!

தென்னை மரத்தில் தேள் கொட்டினால்
பனை மரத்தில் நெறி கட்டுமாம்!

It looks far fetched and resembles a forced farce, rather than a truth.

I came to know recently that a knee surgery needs a clearance from the dentist
that the prospective patient does NOT have any infection in the teeth.

What may the connection between the teeth and the knees?
மொட்டைத் தலையும் முழங்காலும் போல?

The infection in the teeth can and does get transmitted to the operated knee causing endless post operative problems.

I remembered my neighbour and a friend who would get a plum sized and plum coloured growth in her operated knee joint. It would get drained but will reappear ASAP!

Maybe the popular hospitals had a monthly target for such operations and did not care to make sure about the teeth being healthy.

Nip the evil in the bud. Treat the problem when it is identified!

Something smaller which gets neglected will appear as something bigger and more dangerous - which can't be neglected anymore!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

569a.
Beim Werfen einer Münze...
Kopf? ich gewinne!
Schwanz? verlierst du!

569b.
While tossing a coin...
Head? I win!
Tail? you lose!

footnotes:
Beim = While
Werfen = tossing
einer = a
Münze...= coin...
Kopf = Head?
ich = I
gewinne! = win!
Schwanz = Tail?
du = you
verlierst = lose!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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Something...Something!

There is something in an older man which keeps the women in check.
They don't shout, quarrel, argue, fight or complain in his presence.

Is it because everyone still respects the older man?
Is it because one wants to remain in his good opinion?

The recent washing-of-the-dirty-linen-in-the-public makes me believe my statement.
As long as the (near centenarian) Prince was alive all the issues were kept under control.

Now everything is blowing up to the sky!
Who is right? Who is wrong? Who knows?

Everyone has problems and complaints.
But they should be resolved in privacy.

Because the higher we stand in the society,
the harder we fall (when we fall) and get hurt!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

570a.
Der kluge Mann denkt nach.
Der törichte Mensch handelt einfach so, wie er handeln möchte.

570b.
The smart man contemplates.
The foolish man just acts as he wishes to act.

footnotes;
Der = The
kluge = smart
Mann = man
denkt nach = contemplates.
Der = The
törichte = foolish
Mensch = man
handelt = acts
einfach = simply
so wie = just as
er = he
möchte = wants
handeln = to act.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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Something ...Something.

The old lady was putting in her bag a giant sized goggles.
The sales girl noticed it and came over to the old lady.

When asked about the goggles the old woman said,
"I came here to pay for it but had put it inside my bag instead.
You see, I am very old and my memory is not very good anymore!"

That aroused the curiosity of the sales girl.
She started taking all the things from the bag.

There was a beautiful skirt and its matching blouse.
There was a wrist watch and also a handkerchief.

The sales girl said, "I am going to call the police now!"

The old lady said piteously, "It is my one weakness.
I don't even know that I am stealing things!
Please let me go! I am old enough to be your grandma!"

The sale girl took back all the contents of the bag
and emptied it before letting the woman go.

The manager of the store came running to the sales girl.
He asked her roughly, "Why did you let the woman go?"

The sales girl replied proudly for having acted so smart,
"I have got back all the stuff she tried to steal from our shop."

The manager was still very angry and said
"You have let her go off with a bag worth 300$!!!"

Something small acts as a cover up for something else - big and costly!
The obvious action is performed merely to conceal the ulterior motive.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

571a. Auch Blinde träumen ... aber in Gerüchen und Geräuschen!

571b. Blind people also dream ... but in smells and sounds!

Dreams belong to everyone.
If we dream in colors and sounds,
the blind may dream in smells and sounds.

footnotes:
Auch = Also
Blinde = the blind people
träumen = dream...
aber = but
in = in
Gerüchen = smells
und = and
Geräuschen = sounds
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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Something... Something!

The doting parents bought their daughter expensive jewels
studded with precious gemstones of every available color.

Garnet, emerald, blue, purple, maroon, blood red.....
you name it and they had it made for her.

But there was one curious thing happening at the same time.
The girl wanted imitation jewels in the same combination as well.
WHY?

Maybe to protect the actual jewels by wearing the cheaper edition?
MAYBE!

The truth came out when on one fine day, she eloped with her lover.
She carried with her all the cheap jewels she had purchased.

Carrying the gold jewels might have landed her
in more trouble than can be explained away.

MORAL:

When something or just anything is happening out of the ordinary....
awake, arise and find out what is cooking under your very nose!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

572a.
Ein Kind gut zu machen, macht es auch glücklich.
Aber ein Kind glücklich zu machen, macht es nicht auch gut

572b.
Making a child good, makes it happy as well.
But making a child happy, does not make it good as well.

Goodness always goes hand in hand with happiness.
But happiness does not always go hand in hand with goodness.
The wrong decisions we may take to make ourselves happy is the cause for this.

footnotes:
Zu machen = Making
Ein = a
Kind = child
gut = good
macht = makes
es = it
auch = also
glücklich = happy.
Aber = But
zu machen = making
ein = a
Kind = child
glücklich = happy,
nicht macht = does not make
es = it
auch = also
gut = good.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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Something...Something!

The human body at times wants to get rid of the troublesome parts and organs.
But every man and every woman tries to hold onto them as long as possible.

A lady in the close family circle had severe problems with her monthly cycles.
The fibrosis in her uterus was causing her a real lot of problems.

But she wanted to hold onto it despite all her difficulties.
Finally she agreed to listen to her doctor and get it removed.

I happened to see the trouble maker uterus which she was trying to hold onto.
It looked very much like a rotten and shapeless beetroot .

So much of love for THIS kind of an organ?!
When something is better OFF you than ON you... just let it go!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

573a. Angenehme Personen sind diejenigen, die Ihnen immer zustimmen.

573b. Agreeable persons are those who always agree with you.

No two persons can have identical views and opinions.
Yet how many people let other have their opinions and views?

They want everyone else to agree with whatever they say!
Otherwise one who disagrees will be treated as an outlaw or an enemy.

footnotes:
Angenehme = Agreeable
Personen = persons
sind = are
diejenigen = those
die = who
zustimmen = agree
Ihnen = with them
immer = always.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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Something...Something!

Presence VS Presents!?

Small children receive too many presents from the parents - when they are too rich and too busy share their precious time with their children.

So the lack of their presence is made up by the shower of their presents.

The reverse may happen when these children grow up and become adults. They will buy everything their parents may ever need - but won't give them the pleasure of their company and presence.

Is everybody "Too busy making money?" to be able to spend some time with their loved ones - when they need them most ( as small kids and old people do) ??

Something (their presence) can't be compensated by something else (their presents)!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

574a.
Man kann in seinem Traum einen Jackpot gewinnen.
Aber er wird immer noch arm sein, wenn er aufwacht.

574b.
One may win a jackpot in his dream.
But he will still be a pauper when he wakes up.

footnotes:
Man = One
kann = can
in = in
seinem = his
Traum = dream
gewinnen = win
einen = a
Jackpot = Jackpot.
Aber = But
er = he
wird = will
immer noch = still
sein = be
arm = poor
wenn = when
er = he
aufwacht = wakes up
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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Something...Something!

The seekers are the finders.
The finders are the keepers!

The Sages of the ancient were called as seers - because they could SEE the mantras and many other holy things besides.

It is as though everything has been everywhere all the time. But only a person who is ready to receive it sees it.

In layman's language, it is like our 1000s of TV channels all around the world. Only he who tunes in gets to see the program.

'Somethings are there always but only the selected people can see those things.
The others may see nothing. They may never see those special Somethings.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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ஆத்ம தரிசனம்​

மரம் வெட்டி விற்று, அந்த
வருமானத்தில் வாழ்ந்தான்
சிரமம் நிறைந்த வாழ்க்கை,
சிறு விறகு வெட்டி ஒருவன்.

மகான் கூறினார் அவனிடம்,
“மகனே! நீ காட்டுக்குள் செல்;
செல்வம் கொழித்து, நல்லதோர்
செல்வந்தனாய் ஆகிவிடுவாய்!”

அடுத்த நாள், அந்த விறகுவெட்டி
அடர்ந்த காட்டுக்குள் சென்றபோது,
விலையுயர்ந்த மரக் கூட்டங்களைத்
தொலை தூரம் வரையில் கண்டான்.

தினமும் சிறிது வெட்டி விற்று,
மனம் மகிழ்ந்து வாழலானான்.
“இன்னும் உள்ளே சென்றால்,
என்னென்ன உள்ளதோ?” என்று

கண்டறியச் சென்றான், ஒரு முறை
பண்டு செல்லாத பகுதிகளுக்கு!
தாமிரச் சுரங்கத்தைக் கண்டான்;
கோரிய பொருளைப் பெற்றான்.

இன்னமும் உள்ளே சென்றால்,
இருந்தது வெள்ளிச் சுரங்கம்!
அள்ளிக் கொண்டு வந்தவனுக்கு,
கொள்ளை கொள்ளை மகிழ்ச்சி!

இன்னும் உள்ளே சென்றவன்,
பொன்னும், வைரக்கற்களும் கூடி
மின்னும் சுரங்கத்தைக் கண்டான்.
இன்னும் வேறு என்ன வேண்டும்?

சித்திகள் எட்டும் இவ்வகையே.
யத்தனம் நாம் செய்யச் செய்ய,
புத்தம் புதிதாகக் கிடைக்கும்;
மொத்தமாக அல்ல, என்றுமே!

சக்திகளில் மயங்கி நிற்காமல்,
யுக்தியுடன் தொடர்ந்து சென்றால்,
கிடைக்கும் ஆத்ம தரிசனமும்;
கிடைக்கும் இறையின் தரிசனமும்!


வாழ்க வளமுடன்,
விசாலாக்ஷி ரமணி.
 
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