Sunday, September 24, 2017

Whatsapp Upanishad

Whatsapp Upanishad

Translated  from Tamil by
P.R.Ramachander( i found it interesting , as I do not own it )

1.What has come to you , has not come only to you
2.Anything   whichj comes to you, does not belong   to you
3. Send everything  in the same route by which it has come
4.Do your duty without expecting any recognition.
5.Dedicate  all the good  and all the bad  to Whatsapp
6.AS soon as you send it, what had been yours would  belong to some one else
7.Everything in whatsapp   originates  from face book or another Whatsapp  group

7.You have not  thought anything new, and so do the work  without any expectation

Friday, September 22, 2017

They stood like a rock and were not upset

They stood like a rock   and were not upset

Translated by

(This is the translation in my own words of a great  posting by  Smt Meena Rajan , who  is a  school teacher  and has chosen  transfer of knowledge  to tiny kids as  a chosen duty. Though  much younger to me, my pranams to her for this  great mega thought process. She and me   graduated from Annamalai university)

Even when his   father   ordered his killing .
His son Prahladha   was not upset,

Even when he  became a slave  to owner,
Of cremation ground , King Harischandra  was not upset,

Even when her   own son Bharatha  abused  her,
Queen Kaikeyi was   not upset,

Even when  he was insulted before his near and dear,
The scholar   Vidhura   was not upset,

Even when he   fell on the   arrow of bids,
Grandpa  Bheeshma   was not upset,

Even when she   became a young widow ,
With five children  Queen Kunthi  was not upset,

Though  he was a scholar when he became penniless,
And forced to beg , Kuchela   was not upset,

Even though   he knew   that he  was going to die,
Sage Markandeya   was not upset

Even when he was devoid  of limbs,
Kurma dasa    was not upset,

Though he was  blind from birth  ,
Saint Sur das was not upset,

Even when his wife  insulted him,
Saint Thukaram was not upset,

Even  when  her husband   troubled her,
Gunavathi bai was not upset,

Even when his   two hands were cut,
Charu   dasa   was not  upset,

Even when his legs and hands were cut,
And he was pushed in well , Saint Jayadeva was not upset,

Even  when SAnjaya   was made to work ,
With a  sinner king, he was not upset,

Even when his  one year baby   fell in ,
Boiling water and died , Poonthanam did not get upset,

Even when his own brother  ill treated him,
Saint Thyagaraja was not upset,

When Jesus   was crucified  unjustly ,
He also was   not upset

Jain monks   who  fast unto death,
Willingly never get upset.

Even when  sacred water mixed with poison  was given,
King Swathi Thirunal was  not upset,

Even when his    two eyes were blinded,
Koorathazhvar was  not upset,

All this was possible ,  because  they all strongly believed ,
That come what may, God was  always with them,
How do we   get   that  strong faith ?
WE can get that faith by  believing ,understanding and praying
This will lead your mind   in the right path,
And  make you mentally and physically strong,

Prayer  of any religion  to any god or to any saint,
It Could be meditation, chant  or singing,
But done with faith  and following right conduct,
Would help you cross any  problem   easily,
And grant you   great power of the soul.
All these  people    did that,
Why don’t you start?

Let us develop unshakable faith in God ,
Let us decide  that pure  love is God,
Let us with stability  lead  a life of truth,

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hawk, God and work

Hawk, God   and work

Rewritten by

(Based on a facebook post by my friend  Dinakar Raj.My thanks to him)

There was   a hawk  living  on a barren stone,
Which was   a fanatic devotee   god and ,
It used to meditate  on god daily  but one day,
It suddenly got a doubt “ Does God  know that,
I am meditating on him “ and ten it  consoled itself,
Since God is everywhere , he does know  this also.

One day while meditating  the hawk  became  very hungry,
And it wanted   to know  whether  the  God would feed him,
And then it heard God’s voice, “  I will give you food today.”
And happily the   hawk  went on meditating  on the rock,
Slowly its   hunger  troubled   him too much  ,
But its faith in God  , assured him that  God will feed him,
But till evening nothing happened   and the poor hungry hawk,
Was about  to get down from the rock   and suddenly God asked him,
“I have provided  food for you  ,  did you eat it, is it sufficient?”
The hawk shook  its head to say no, and god told   him.,
“Turn back and see”  and the Hawk saw a huge dead rat there,
And it asked God, “Thanks  but you delayed it too much,”
And then God said, “without  even an effort  to turn back and see,
How do you expect   to get your food , Without doing work,
You would never  be able to get   my grace.”

Hawk from that day   worked   as well as meditated,
Understanding that  without the   worship called Work,
No  God   would give   him anything  ,

And to  those devotees who work, there would be no wants.

God is beginning less and endless principle

Bhagawan  is an anadhi anantha thathwam
(God is beginning less  and endless principle)

Rewritten by

( an atheist finds a concept  of  endless and beginning less   truth laughable .Rajagopal Srinivasan has posted  in face book , that  even in science  such concepts  are there. Thanks to him)

One atheist approached     a saint and asked,
“Please tell me   who is God and how he would look like?”
The said told “He is   the  universal  divine lustre,
Which does not have end or beginning.”

The  Atheist asked “How can there  be anything,
Which does  not have  beginning   or end.
What you say is against   the tenets  of science,
Which tells exactly even the distance between earth and sun”

The saint asked the atheist , “What   is the basis of science?’
And he  replied  , “The basis of all science  is mathematics”
And the saint asked “What is the basis  of mathematics?’
And the  atheist   replied “ It is    the numbers”

The saint asked  , “Can you please  tell me the  highest number?”
And the atheist told some number   and saint told a  bigger number,
And later   the  Saint requested the atheist  to tell the  smallest number,
And here   again  the atheist   failed   miserably.

Then the Atheist told “Ah, I know it , it is the infinity”,
And saint said , “infinity  is a symbol representing ,
A concept   and is not a number and do you not know ,
That the largest  as well as smallest number is represented by that symbol?

Then the saint  further  told “ You said   that science,
Is something    which had beginning   as well as end  ,
And you now   agree  that only a symbol represents its ends,
And  cannot you  agree with me that , my concept of  endless God is Okay.”

Five senses are greater

The heart of the poet cries that man with six senses is inferior to  the animal with five senses

Five senses  are greater 

Poet  Vairamuthu

Translation by

Are the  five senses   greater,
Than    the    six senses.

No animal   grows a paunch over its stomach,
Have you heard of  bird  with a paunch,
Or even a rabbit   with a paunch

Do you know no animal gets  diabetes,
That no bird   sweats or  that,
No  bird  builds a nest  and leases out.
Or no bird steals another bird’s land.

Oh man , please   listen ,
Joint   family   system ,
Has not got broken only  in  the forest,
Please   receive   this in your mind.

No bull  goes near a  cow with ,
The scent  of pregnancy ,
One wife   for one man, a motto for you,
But life   for a  dove for no dove,
Touches the  mate of another dove.

When there are   tremours in the earth ,
The birds fly , flap their wings , and  join together
Oh Man now  tell me,
Whether  Six senses  is better  ,
In wisdom , than five senses.

You sit on the hide of a dead deer ,
You fan yourself with a peacock fan,
You decorate yourself with elephant’s tusk,
And also    the bones   of a camel,

Oh Man, if one day you die,
Since some times even earth will  refuse you,
WE started   cremating you  in fire,

Tamil original

 ஐந்து அறிவு  பெரிது
ஆறு  அறிவு சிறிது
கவிஞர் வைரமுத்து

எந்த விலங்கும்
இரைப்பைக்கு மேலே
இன்னொரு வயிறு வளர்ப்பதில்லை

தொப்பைக் கிளியோ
தொப்பை முயலோ
பார்த்ததுண்டா ?
எந்த விலங்குக்கும்
சர்க்கரை வியாதியில்லை தெரியுமோ?
இன்னொன்று :
பறவைக்கு வேர்ப்பதில்லை
🏢எந்த பறவையும்
வாடகைக்கு விடுவதில்லை
எந்த விலங்கும்
தேவையற்ற நிலம்
கவனி மனிதனே

🐅🐆🐘🐃கூட்டு வாழ்க்கை இன்னும்

கண்டு கொண்டால்
காளை பசுவைச்
உனக்கு வார்த்தை

🕊புறாவுக்கு வாழ்க்கை

🕊எந்த புறாவும்
தன் ஜோடியன்றி
பிறஜோடி தொடுவதில்லை
🐅🐘🐆பூகம்பம் வருகுது எனில்
அலைபாயும் விலங்குகள்

🕊அடிவயிற்றில் சிறகடிக்கும்
பறவைகள் அங்கிங்கும் அலை மோதும்

மானிடா. இப்போது சொல்
ஆறு பெரிதா ?
ஐந்து பெரிதா ?
மாண்டால் -
🐲மானின் தோல் ஆசனம்
🌳மயிலின் தோகை விசிறி

🐘யானையின் பல் அலங்காரம்
🐫ஒட்டகத்தின் எலும்பு ஆபாரணம்
         நீ மாண்டால்

மண் கூட  நிராகரிக்கும்
என்பதால் தானே
நெருப்பில் போட பழகினோம்

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What does “Narayana “ mean?

What does “Narayana “ mean?


(This is an old folk tale. I remembered it after  reading  the face book post of Kumar Ramanathan
 . Thanks to him)  

Sage Narada   who keeps on chanting “Narayana”
Suddenly    had a doubt-“What does “Narayana “ mean?”
One great scholar whom he   approached told him,
“Naara” means water and “ayana” , means abode ,
And so  “Narayana “ means “He whose  abode is water”
Another scholar  greatly differed    and he said  ,
“Nara” means  man  and “Ayana” means abode ,
And so “Narayana” means “Man’s final abode”,
Another  devotee shook   his head  vigourously,
“Ayana “ means “goal”  and so “Narayana” means “goal of man”.
Not at all  said another “It means “ Shelter of the universe”
Another scholar laughed “It means, ”He who resides in everything he creates”

And poor sage   got   terribly confused ,
And decided  to ask “Lord Narayana  himself”.

Lord Narayana   requested Sage Narada ,
To go to banks of river Narmada  and ask a bee there,
And sage Narada   went to the bee and said,
“Narayana , means  what?” but as soon as,
He said  “Narayana that   bee  died,

Sage Narada  went back   to is lord  , perplexed ,
And Lord Narayana then sent him   to approach  a parrot,
And as soon as he started” Narayana”, that  parrot died,
And Lord Vishnu    sent him to a  just born calf,
And it also   died  as soon as it hear , “Narayana”,
And without hesitation  Lord Narayana ,
Sent Narada   to the  just born  prince of Benares,
And with great reluctance   the sage approached  the prince,
And the prince replied,”I was the bee , the parrot and the calf”
And till you told    them   those being had not heard “Narayana”
And as soon they heard , they died  and got rebirth  as higher being,
And since there  is no other   higher birth , I will keep on chanting,
The word “Narayana” that you taught me and attain salvation,
Please know “Narayana” means, “He who gives prosperity while alive”
And “He who   cures   the disease of Samsara” in this earth.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Grand parent express flights

Grand parent express  flights


(Based on a write posted in face book in Tamil .Thanks to the author)

There are  special grand  parents flights  most of the week days,
Flying to USA  or England  or  Australia   or Germany,
Whose  tickets   would be blocked  by young parents,
Who are  living  in those countries and struggling to look after their kids.

Most of the passenger couples  or some times  old ladies,
Would never have   seen the  inside of any flight   anywhere,
And their preparation to   this awesome journey  would start,
On the day  when their kids inform them  they are  expecting.

They would start  immediately  the job of VISA  application,
By going to a good studio   to take  Visa   photographs ,
And either their children  or their friends or some agents ,
Would  help them    to apply   fondly for the VISA.

All  the  members of foreign returned   grand parents  association,
Would scare  them to death, by telling them , how on the appointed day,
They have to go very early  to the  embassy   to stand in the Queue,
And they would also tell them  that , if they say  the truth their VISA  would be refused,

The same association members   would teach them how to dress  up,
For the VISA  interview and  take lessons on how  to face the interview,
How to dress properly   for the purpose, though   the people who take the interview ,
Would really not bothered. How they talk   or how they dress.  Or how confused they look.

Ultimately these two oldies would be asked  some  silly simple questions,
And would get   multiple   entry  VISA   though  they  do not need it  ,
And then the travel agent would    give them the ticket   for USA,
And their relations will take them to airport   and leave them at the gate.

Though these two old ones would be  expecting   hundreds of problems,
Nothing at all    would happen  and after  a comfortable    travel,
Being fed with their own food   almost   every  two hours  , they would reach,
That air port  where   they need to change   the plane within two hours.

Though they are tense  nothing  terrible would happen   and helpers,
Would put them   on wheel chairs    and see to is they catch their next flight.
And then they would start  feeling nervous about the  custotms and immigration,
As they would have packed  big pickle jars and several  packets  of several eatables.

Though they expect   that  all that they   are carrying    would be thrown in a dust bin,
Nothing like that   would happen 99 % of the times   , because the immigration  officers there,
Know what   goods to expect to be carried  by oldy passengers of the grand parent express from India,
And once they come out they would see  their children and grand children and jump with joy.

Once they reach their children’s home , they are  all sure to be disappointed,
At not being able to see  the USA  that  they have seen  in Tamil and Hindi movies,
They would live comfortably there    after  a few more months  attending several  birthday parties,

Visiting several   great zoos, parks, cruises  and malls  and leave USA  without wanting to return.