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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

575a.
Einige Wahrheiten können allen Menschen erzählt werden.
Alle Wahrheiten können einigen der Leute gesagt werden.
Alle Wahrheiten dürfen niemals allen Menschen erzählt werden.

575b.
Some truths may to told to all the people.
All truths may be told to some of the people.
All truths are never to be told to all the people.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

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Some people come from lineages famous for some kind of achievements.
This old man comes from a lineage famous for altercations and aggression.

One of his forefathers HAD to fight with someone / anyone - every single day.
People started avoiding him - so as not to spoil a fine day of their lifespan.
But the old man was very innovative and always found a victim everyday.

On one particular day he could find anyone to fight with.
He brought out the pot of thick curds from his kitchen.

He spread out a mat on the road in front of his house
and poured down the curd on the mat in the hot midday.

One of the passerby asked him,"Why are drying curds on a mat in the sun?"
Hell was let loose and so also the torrent of words from the old man!

"It is my curd. This is my mat. I will do whatever I want to do!
I don't need your permission. Mind your business *&%$#@*..."

Finding a victim to fight with is not so easy anymore.
So the old man fights with imaginary enemies in his dreams.
He curses, hits out, kicks and spends the nights in distress.

MAN needs something to keep him active and alive.
BUT this shadow fighting is not one of those somethings!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

576a.
Kohl und Rosen:
Der Mensch braucht Kohl, um weiterzuleben.
Der Mensch braucht Rosen, um das Leben lebenswert zu machen.

576b.
Cabbages and Roses:
Man needs cabbages to continue to live.
Man needs roses to make the life worth living.

Kohl = Cabbages
und = and
Rosen = roses.
Der Mensch = Man
braucht = needs
Kohl = cabbages
um = in order to
weiterzuleben = continue to live.
Der Mensch = Man
braucht = needs
Rosen = roses
um zu = in order to
machen = make
das = the
Leben = life
lebenswert = worth living.

What cabbage does to the body, the rose does to the mind.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Man needs something to hold on to ...always, at all times and in all places.
Why else do we have handles on everything and everywhere around us?

The need for the handle was emphasized a thousand times during our brief stay in a posh hotel in a Kerala. (May be it more apt to call it as a 'push' hotel!)

The 18" foam bed (?) functioned like a giant seesaw pushed the sleeping people on to the floor - since there was nothing to hold on to in the frame of the cot.

The bathroom door did not have a handle but we are supposed to keep it closed! at all times.
HOW???
The shower cubicle did not have even a small button to help us to pull open the watertight glass door - standing on the wet floor with wet/soapy hands!

Man needs something to hold on to...God, friends, family, pets...!!! He who has no faith in God, no family to love and no friends to share with is a very lonely man.

Loneliness, the bane of the modern life is because the selfish man - who is both lacking faith and love - has nothing and no one to hold on to!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

577a. Trunkenheit offenbart, was Nüchternheit verbirgt

577b. Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals

Many vices are associated with drinks and drinking.
But there is one good thing about drinks and drinking.
It opens the person's mind so that he voices what is in his mind
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footnotes:
Trunkenheit = Drunkenness
offenbart = reveals
was = what
Nüchternheit = soberness
verbirgt = concelas.
 
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When the maid offered to take out the trash the lady in the house became so happy.
Usually the maids refuse to take out the trash and the householder has to do it.

Then things started vanishing from the house one after another - but the lady never noticed it. She was so full of herself, so very lazy and so very disorganised.

No wonder she never missed anything. She used to get food from the caterer and the only thing she would have missed would be her tiffin carrier or her plate.

One fine day the jewels disappeared miraculously.

Now the lady woke up and took the maid to task.
The maid said that she was innocent of this crime.

The jewels were not found on her person nor in her house.
She was removed from the job but the jewels were lost forever.

The maid had been smuggling things along with the trash over a period of time.
Since the lady was lazy and not alert she became emboldened to take the jewels.

Something is offered as a special service - to conceal something else being done.
If you come across anything out of the ordinary...find out "why?"
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

578a.
Wenn unehrliche Männer sich zu einer Bande zusammenschließen,
werden sie zu Räubern

578b.
When dishonest men join hands form a band, they become brigand

One wicked man by himself can do a lot of harm to the others.
But when such men come together, everyone else is bound suffer.

footnotes:
Wenn = When
unehrliche = dishonest
Männer = men
sich = themselves
zusammenschließen = come together
zu = to (form)
einer = a
Bande = band
sie = they
werden = would become
zu Räubern = a brigand
 
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Women were highly respected and loved in the past. No one would want to harm a woman or a female child. They were protected with great care by their parents and the other relatives. No one would even dare to think of harming a pregnant woman.

Now the women get beaten up just as men get beaten up. They get assaulted verbally, physically and sexually. Not that it deters them from exposing their body indecently and provocatively in scanty clothes.

One thing leads to another and thus this vicious cycle goes on and on!


To get rid of something (a bad effect), something else ( a bad cause) must be removed. As long as the cause exists... the effect will also exist!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

579a.
Gute Dinge sind nie billig.
Billige Sachen sind nie gut.
Aber oft sind teure Dinge vielleicht nicht sehr gut.

579b.
Good things are never cheap.
Cheap things are never good.
But often expensive things may not be very good.
 
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Injections are given on the stomach when one gets bitten by a dog or by coronavirus.

Why on the stomach...that too around the Beautiful Belly Button?

When too many injections given in the arm will the hand unusable and life miserable.

We don't have to do anything with the stomach except grinding what gets thrown into it!

So stomach is a safe place to give multiple injections without making life miserable.

Something is done to avoid something else.

We are confused until we know the how and why of that something!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

580a.
Die Zeit kann vergehen!
Verschüttete Worte bleiben für immer

580b.
Time may roll on!
Spilled words remain forever

We are the 'master of the unspoken words'
But 'spoken words' become our masters later!
It is wisdom to 'speak' our words and not 'spill' them!

footnotes:
Die = The
Zeit = Time
kann = can
vergehen = roll on!
Verschüttete = Spilled
Worte = words
bleiben = remain
für = for
immer = ever!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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It is wisdom to empty the pockets before loading the clothes into the washing machine.
It is wisdom to empty the contents before donating clothes / books and throwing out old containers.

The cell phone of my eldest grandson (without a sim card) has gone through the washing and drying cycle twice already - to my knowledge! He still has some use for the phone - though it has had two 'hot and dry' experience already.

Paper Money, important addresses, information, old letters etc often get donated along with the old books. It hardly takes a minute to shake the book, holding the pages facing down, to get the contents out.

Containers get trashed with some precious / semi precious contents by sheer oversight.
A short story I read in Spanish is an eye opener to me and to everyone here!.

A generous rich man Oscar donates his blue sweater to his friend and neighbor - since he did not like its color. His friend finds it too tight and so passed it on to another friend of his.

This friend is allergic to wool and so he passes on the sweater to another friend.
Now this (latest) friend has too many sweaters and so donates it to the Goodwill stores.
The original owner Oscar suddenly remembers something important and now wants his sweater back! He traces its long path and finally reaches the Goodwill store.

He is happy to find that his sweater was still available in the shop and buys it back for 50$. But the storekeeper tells him about a secret pocket in the sweater - which makes Oscar turn pale.

The storekeeper happily goes to say that he found 500$ in that secret packet which he has been added to the donations. The crest fallen original owner Oscar donates the sweater to the shop once again - now that he has no need for it anymore!

P.S

I have heard about people who are extremely fond of their pillows and carry them around everywhere when they travel.

One old lady had hidden several silver coin in her pillow over a period of several years. The weight of the pillow made her family suspect that something was not right. They were both surprised and happy to find a stack of pure silver coins hidden in the pillow!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

581a. Schurken werden nicht von Kleinigkeiten zerzaust.

581b. Rogues are not ruffled by trifles.

A seasoned liar can fool and cheat a lie-detector!
An actress can make falsehoods sound like truths!

footnotes:
Schurken = Rogues
werden nicht = will not be
zerzaust = ruffled
von = by
Kleinigkeiten = trifles.
 
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