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Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

590a.
Ehen werden zum Himmel gemacht.
Blitze, Donner und Regen auch!

590b.
Marriages are made heaven.
So are the lightnings, thunder and rain!

IF Marriages are made in heaven
where are these divorces made???

footnotes:
Ehen = Marriages
werden gemacht = are made
zum Himmel = in heaven.
Blitze = Lightnings,
Donner = thunder,
und = and
Regen = rain
auch! = too!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Something...Something!

Children have inexplicable aptitudes. As long as they are pure and praiseworthy we must oblige them and teach them.

A four year child I know, is keen in learning mantras, slOkas and asks to be taught the sahasranAmAs on Gods.

Even many elders avoid reading / reciting these. Many men look away when asked about them. They also look down upon anyone who adheres to these recitals sincerely.

The aptitude is from earlier births and existences. A spiritually oriented person remains so in all the following births as well.

ONLY Somethings can be taken along during the transmigration.
IS THIS the best among those things?
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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#164. தவத்தில் வெல்லலாம்!​

கல்லை மலை மேலே ஏற்றுவது கடினம்,
கல் நழுவிக் கீழே விழுவது எளிது;
உலகில் எல்லா முயற்சிகளும் இங்ஙனமே,
உயர்வது கடினம், நழுவுதல் எளிது.

ஆத்ம தரிசனத்தை விரும்புகின்றவர்,
தவம், தியானம் செய்வது வழக்கம்;
ஆத்மத் தேடலில் பலவிதமான,
தடங்கல்கள் நாடி வருவதும் வழக்கம்!

தடைபட்ட யோகம் என்ன ஆகும்?
தடுக்கப்பட்ட இடத்திலேயே நிற்குமா?
முழுவதும் நழுவிக் கீழே விழுந்து விடுமா?
குழப்புகின்ற கேள்விதான் என்றுமே!

கண்ணன் என்ன சொன்னான் பார்போம்.
பண்ணின தவம் என்றுமே வீணாகாது;
விட்ட இடத்திலிருந்தே மீண்டும் ஒருவர்,
தொட்டுத் தவத்தைத் தொடரலாம் என்றான்.

தடைபட்ட தவத்தினர் மீண்டும், மீண்டும்
தவமுடையோர் இல்லத்திலேயே வந்து
தவறாமல் பிறப்பார்! தடைபட்ட தனது
தவத்தைத் தொடர்ந்து, முடிவில் வெல்லுவார்.

பாதிக் கிணறு தாண்டினால், எவரும்
நீரில் விழுந்து விடுவார் நிச்சயமாக;
பாதி யோகத்தில் தடைபட்டவரோ எனில்,
மீதியைத் தொடருவார், மீண்டும் பிறந்து!


அரைகுறை முயற்சியேதான் என்றாலும்,
அதுவும் ஒருவருடைய சாதனையே.
விடாமல் தொடர்ந்தால் வெற்றி நிச்சயம்,
விமலன் அருட்பார்வை கிடைப்பதாலே!

வாழ்க வளமுடன்,
விசாலாக்ஷி ரமணி
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

591a. Essen Sie leicht und fühlen Sie sich schlau!
591b. Eat light and feel smart!

A heavy meal makes you feel dull, sluggish and sleepy.
You won't be in your best form nor with 100% efficiency.

Pangs of hunger also makes you feel dull, sluggish and sleepy.
Eating the right amount of food at the right time maintains good health.
Overeating kills more people than hunger and malnutrition.

footnotes:
Sie = You
Essen = eat
leicht = light
und = and
Sie = you
sich = yourself
fühlen = feel
schlau! = smart!
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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Something....Something!

Somethings were ( and still are) strictly forbidden for women.

But we are all born as 'veera naaris' who won't be deterred.
So we surge ahead doing (or trying to do) everything men do.

I had attended Vedic chanting class and learned to recite all the suktham and swasti vachanam. Later we went on to learn even rudram, namakam and chamakam.

Everyone kept saying women should not recite these but no one would give any reason. So I discontinued the chanting fifteen years ago.

Long after discontinuing the chanting I got my doubt cleared by a very learned priest.

Women have a reproductive system delicately balanced and different from that of men.
The sanskrit mantras need to be uttered from the lower stomach! This affected the uterus over a period of time and caused other problems later in life. Good explanation!

Recently I heard of a freak case from an experienced doctor.

An over enthusiastic man joined with the group of pundits and priests and chanted the rudram, chamakam and namakam in an 'ati rudra maha yagna'.


Eleven recitations of the Sri Rudram followed by one recitation of the camakam is called Ekadasa Rudram. This also constitutes one unit of the Rudra Homam.
Eleven Ekadasa Rudram recitations make one Laghu Rudram.
Eleven Laghu Rudram recitations make a Maharudram.
Eleven Maharudram recitations is the Ati Rudram.
Thus, in the Ati Rudra Maha Yagnam, the Sri Rudram hymn will be recited 14641 times, with the performance of 1331 Rudra Homams by 121 Ritwik priests
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He lost the clarity of his speech. He could speak more clearly by keeping two pebbles in his mouth for a few days. Later on even the pebbles could not help his speak clearly.

The priests who perform such maha yagnas had learned the mantra while very young. They are reciting them everyday all their life. That makes everything so different.

Can a cat imagine to be tiger and try to roar competing with the real tigers!
So the poor goodman lost his speech by trying to do something not meant for him.

Somethings have to be accepted and believed in good faith.
If we seek scientific proof, we may end up by becoming one!





 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

592a. Für den, der sie fürchtet, gibt es überall Gefahr.
592b. There is danger everywhere for one who fears it.

The brave man dies but once in his lifetime.
The coward dies one hundred times everyday!

footnotes:
Für = For
den = them
der = who
fürchtet = fears
sie = them ( the dangers)
gibt es = there is
Gefahr = danger
überall = everywhere.
 
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Both speaking and singing appear to be similar to us, but they are very different.

Speaking makes one tired and the longer one speaks, faster one develops the hoarse irritating voice of a politician during the election time.

Signing on the other hand makes one's voice sweeter and finer. It develops a positive energy - even though singing itself needs a lot of energy.

Singing improves your mood. It releases the same feel-good-brain-chemicals as eating a chocolate! It is very effective as a stress reliever and improves the quality of sleep. Singing releases pain-relieving endorphins, helping you to forget that painful tooth / knee / whatever.

For those who can't sing or won't sing...just listen to classical music of any style.

The calming effect of classical music takes away any jitters or nervousness, and can help to decrease your heart rate and anxiety.

The Mozart Effect relies on listening to classical music while performing a task, which helps to focus on the task at hand and improve memory retention.

That something called MUSIC has that something called MAGIC in it!
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

593a. Reichtum ohne Weisheit ist wie Schönheit ohne Tugend.

593b. Wealth without wisdom is like beauty without virtue.

A fool and his wealth are soon parted.
Wealth is put to good use only by those with wisdom.

Wealth without wisdom is like a woman without virtue.
Wealth without wisdom is like a flower without fragrance.

footnotes;
Reichtum = Wealth
ohne = without
Weisheit = wisdom
ist = is
wie = like
Schönheit = beauty
ohne = without
Tugend = virtue.
 
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Something...Something!

Something unbelievable happened when a rich old man left his mansion to his nephew.
The nephew and his son visit the mansion - before deciding when and whether to move in there.

The son, an eight year old smart boy, feels cared and insecure in the huge old mansion.
There is dust everywhere and on the massive furnitures of the olden days.

There is not enough light and the whole place reeks of mold.
There hangs a huge chandelier in the middle of the living room.

When the boy tries to switch it on, sparks come out of the walls. And the chandelier comes off from the fixtures, landing almost on top of his father!

They go upstairs hoping that they may feel safer there. But the whole place is filled with birds which enter and exit through a hole on the roof. And those nests and chicks!

The father is happy to see the oversized bathtub and jumps into it. The floor below gives way. The father along with the bathtub falls through the floor into the room below.

The little fellow gets scared out of his wits. He is happy to find out that his father has survived the fall without any fractures or serious injuries.

They decide to go back to their own smaller but safer apartment. Something dawns on the father suddenly . He tells his son,

"I always thought that my uncle hated me. I was surprised when he left me this house. But everything falls in its place now. It is his way of punishing me!"

Something given as a gift can bring more harm than good, if that someone had something against that someone, to whom he had gifted something! Ha! ha!

 

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''Neelasthathanga lufthasa shobano niravakraha:!
Swasthita: swasthi Baagacha baagee bhasukaro laghu:!!

Reciting of this sloka from Sri Mahabharata Siva sahasranama
slokam is suggsested for all kshema in the family.

Kindly give the meaning of this slokam as this is in Samskrit.
Thank you
 
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''Neelasthathanga lufthasa shobano niravakraha:!
Swasthita: swasthi Baagacha baagee bhasukaro laghu:!!

Reciting of this sloka from Sri Mahabharata Siva sahasranama
slokam is suggsested for all kshema in the family.

Kindly give the meaning of this slokam as this is in Samskrit.
Thank you
Reciting rAma nAmA will remove all problems.
Why recite words which we don't understand?
Why recite words whose pronunciation we may not know.
Sri rAma jaya rAma jaya jaya rAma is the best prayer!
 
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Something...Something!

Something major is happening in my life right now.

All the health issues I had endured, suffered, tolerated and neglected
over the past few decades are descending on me in a cascade.

I will continue to post as long as possible.
Otherwise you are welcome to read from website
where I have blogged all my writings.



This website is very simple and user friendly.
All the blogs are listed in green color in the left side.
A click on any one of them will take you to that blog.
All the posts in that blog are listed on the right side of the page.
A click on one of them will take you to that particular page. 🙏
 
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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

594a. Weder Sieg noch Niederlage sind von Dauer.

594b. Neither victory nor defeat is permanent.

Nothing is permanent in Life.
Everything changes with Time.

Just like every point on a wheel is at the topmost point and at the bottom most point alternately, everything in life changes from the best to the worst, from the highest to the lowest, from riches to poverty and from victory to defeat.

footnotes:
Weder = Neither
Sieg = Victory
noch = nor
Niederlage = defeat
sind = are
von Dauer = for ever
 
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Something...Something!

That gigantic fridge went on a lightning strike.
Everything has its limits and it allocated capacity.
When Stressed / stretched beyond that limit something snaps!

Life became difficult since we have learned now to live in a new style.
Food HAD to be cooked at least twice a day and HAD to be eaten fresh.
I will never complain if 'I have to eat fresh food' but some others may.

Cooking food and eating them fresh were what
the whole word was doing till very recently.

I will never get used to eating the food days old and NOT just hours old.
The Old system of eating fresh, simple and healthy food had its own merits!
 

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