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Visalakshi Ramani

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A smile is a curve ( something) that can set straight many others.
One virtue may make up for many other defects and deficiencies.

No one had been, nor is, nor can ever be perfect! Right?

So we are always ready to compromise by looking for something good
and by overlooking willingly many other minor defects.

There is a maid who not very good in her job.
Her make a racus while washing the vessels.
She wastes too much water while washing them.

She mops the floors with too much water and
leaves all the fans on till all the floors become dry.

She can't hang the washed clothes properly or drying.
She takes a day off at the drop of a hat - with or without informing!

WHY does someone still employ her- despite all 'these qualifications'???

She does not steal. She never tells a lie!
These two virtues make up for all her other defects and deficiencies.

When something important is right, many unimportant things are ignored!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

582a. Die Lippen verbreiten Klatsch schneller als ein vom Wind unterstütztes Feuer.

582b. The lips spread gossip faster than a fire assisted by wind

The best way to make sure that some news ( true or fale) gets spread fast

is to add this clause "This is a secret! I didn't anyone but you!"

footnotes:

Die = The
Lippen = lips
verbreiten = spread
Klatsch = gossip
schneller = faster
als = than
ein = a
Feuer = fire
unterstütztes = assisted
vom = by
Wind = wind
 
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Somethings are never shared until some serious trouble starts brewing.
We are supposed to trim the finger nails curved and the toenails straight.
I wonder how many of us know this already or have ever thought about it.

I HAD to think about it when my toenail started curving under its own edge
and started growing doubly thick.

Nothing could cut it - scissors used to slide off the nail and the clipper was too narrow to accommodate this extra thick nail.

Luckily the toenail did not dig into my flesh but made my toe feel so very stiff and straightened out while I walked.

The 'foot doctor' scared me by offering to PULL out the nail and KILL its root!
I keep dropping at least a dozen things daily from the tiny woking space I have.
What will happen if even one of them lands on my nailless-toe everyday?

I took months to come to a decision and all the while the curled toenail kept growing extra longer and extra stronger.

It was almost like a bargain going on between the determined doctor and poor me.
He finally agreed to remove only the troublesome edge on the nail and not kill the root.

There are so many things we need to know but are not taught anywhere.

How many of know to give first aid - in case of an emergency?
How many of know the symptoms of stroke or a heart attack?

How many of us know how to help a person who is choking over a large bite of food?
How many of us know how to put out fire on the oil in a heated pan or on a person?

We are expected to go and find out all these by ourselves.
AND We do it after we develop the problems.... not before that!

Thus life goes on ...

Something needed by us is found out ONLY after
something has gone wrong with that something.

 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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My comment which got highlighted...


Visalakshi K. Raman.

Visalakshi K. Raman.

3 days ago
I admire your courage for braving a rapid waterfall, the cold water flowing under your feet. And the change of dresses amidst all these distractions and dangers!!! WOW! A Wonder Woman indeed!!


The reply I got from the artist....

Apurna Jegannathen

Apurna Jegannathen

2 days ago
🙏 🙏 🙏 for the beautiful observation and appreciation. The true love and belief on the music gave me the drive!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

583a. Kennt der Topf den Geschmack des darin gekochten Brei?

583b. Does the pot know the taste of the porridge cooked in it?

It is not just the pot which is ignorant of the taste of the porridge cooked in it.

Most human beings do the same thing and remain ignorant of
the virtues and merits of those people who are closest to them.

If ever they realise the virtues and merits of anyone in their life,
it will be when that person is no more and this realization is of no use!

footnotes:
Kennt = Knows
der = the
Topf = pot
den = the
Geschmack des = the taste of
Brei = the porridge
gekochten = cooked
darin = in it ?
 
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Something is said! Something else is meant!!

When the astrologer predicted that the brilliant young girl would 'continue to work all her life' she felt really elated. Her life's dream was to become a scientist and do research all her life.

True! She continues to work now, right into a ripe old age - but not by doing her dream research. She is tied up with mundane multiple chores of the house - whether or not she is capable of doing them any more.

There is no guarantee that WORK means something you LOVE to do!

There is this guarantee that WORK means something you HAVE to do!!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

584a.
Alles muss zu seiner ursprünglichen Quelle zurückkehren.
Es gibt ein verstecktes Versprechen, dass
"Eines Tages jeder zu Gott zurückkehren wird".

584b.
Everything must return to its original source.
There is hidden promise that,
"Someday everyone will return to God".

Some of the cycles in Nature:

The Life cycle,The Water cycle, the Carbon cycle, the Nitrogen cycle, the Oxygen cycle. These cycles help the entire creation to live on, when kept in balance.

When we meddle with them and throw them out of balance,
we are bringing upon ourselves our own ruin.

footnotes:
Alles = Everything
muss = must
zurückkehren = return
zu = to
seiner = its
ursprünglichen = original
Quelle = source.
Es gibt = There is
ein = a
verstecktes = hidden
Versprechen = promise
dass = that
eines Tages = some day
jeder = everyone
wird = will
zurückkehren = return
zu = to
Gott = God.
 
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Something that the others do is of no value!
Something one does is of the greatest value!!

Something that the others give is of no value!
Something one gives is of the greatest value!!

Something that the others say is of no value!
Something one says is of the greatest value!!

As long as this double trouble standard exists
life is one long string of complaints and tears.
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

585a.
Die vielbeschäftigten Menschen schaffen es, sich Zeit für wichtige Dinge zu nehmen.
Die Faulen können weder „Zeit finden“ noch „Zeit schaffen“.

585b.
The busy people manage to 'make time' for important things.
The lazy people can neither 'find time' nor 'make it'.

One of the riddles in real life...
The very busy people have time for everything they care about.

The lazy never have any 'free time' for anything important or unimportant,
maybe because they never have a ' real busy time' in the first place!

footnotes:
Die = The
vielbeschäftigten = busy
Menschen = people
schaffen = manage
es = it
zu nehmen = to take / make
sich = themselves
Zeit = time
für = for
wichtige = important
Dinge = things.
Die = The
Faulen = lazy
können = can
weder = neither
„Zeit finden“ = find time
noch = nor
„Zeit schaffen“ = make time.
 
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Some things form an integral part of one's personality like the fragrance of a flower.
It is not intentional, but very very natural.

Learning of the fine arts (lalita kalaigaL) changes the person in many subtle and unmistakable ways.

It imparts a spirituality and a serenity. It promotes self-esteem, motivation and aesthetic awareness.

The cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression and the social harmony develop in us a greater tolerance to those who are different from us.
It helps us to appreciate diversity instead of hating it.

The only thing we can take with us when we transmigrate to another plane of existence is our hard-earned-knowledge.

Everything stays behind except the knowledge acquired - which has already become an integral part of the person.
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

589a. Das Glück begünstigt wenige.
589b. Fortune favours a few.

Call is as Karmam or Dharmam or Marmam....
but fortune favors only a selected few people.

That does not mean that greatness can't be achieved by the others.
Hard work and determination can one help to realize his / her dreams.

Some people are born great. ( Good luck justified!)
Some achieve greatness. ( Good examples for the others)
Some have greatness thrust upon them. (Good luck unjustified!)

footnotes:
Das = The
Glück = Luck
begünstigt = favours
wenige = few.
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Some cryptic words convey a load of meaning so secretly.
We wish people " A Safe journey!" and " A Safe travel"

A girl wished her newly wedded bosom friend "A safe sleep"?!
A safe sleep... on her wedding night??!!

Her concern was not without a valid reason.
Her bosom friend had married a 'Kungfu King!'

Men who marry Karate Queens may also need this wish.

I have watched how these Karate queens
raise their legs to kick a person before
they raise their head to see that person!
 

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