Tuesday, June 27, 2017

One who desires to become a Sanyasi, Will never become a sanyasi.

One who desires  to become a Sanyasi, Will never become a sanyasi.

By
P.R.Ramachander




(Based on stories    told by the great  Thenkachi Swaminathan   and  swami Ramakrishna  Paramahamsa.My grateful   acknowledgements to those great  human beings )

There was   one  old men who looked,
Like a  great devotee   , who was minding ,
A small   shop in front  of the temple, who used to say,
“I am desire less  and I want to forsake the world “

Once a sage   came   to that templw    and heard,
What the old  shop keeper was telling  and sae told him,
“If you want to forsake the world,  come with me.”
“Most of children are young  and once they ,
All grow up , Nothing would be better, I would come with you.”

The sage smiled   and went away   , came back   after many years,
And heard the old  shop keeper   tell the same  thing  and as before,
Invited him to accompany   him    but the  old shop  keeper replied,
“I have performed marriage of all my children,  And as soon as ,
I see my grand children, I would definitely come with you.

The sage smiled   and went away   , came back   after many years,
And heard the old  shop keeper   tell the same  thing  and as before,
Invited him to accompany   him    but the  old shop  keeper replied,
“ There  are several   civil cases  pending against the family,
And as soon as I win them, I would definitely come with you.”

The sage smiled   and went away   , came back   after many years,
And saw that   the  old man’s shop  was looked after by his sons,
And the sage asked, “where  is your father?”   and they replied,
“A few years back he died ,had he been alive now ,
He would have forsaken the world     and come with you.”

The smiling saint laughed  and told them,  that their father,
Was very much with them and called a dog   which was guarding ,
Their shop and asked the dog, “Are  you willing   to come with me?”
And the dog replied in human voice, “My children   are careless,
And so  I am guarding their shop, If only  they are responsible..”

The sage told    the sons , I will tell you  a very small story,
“A married lady used  to complain   to her husband  ,
That her brother  was daily threatening  to take Sanyasa.”
And her husband replied, “He will never take   and I would show you,
How it is done and then he tore of his cloths   wore a Kaupeena,
And told  his wife , “From today  you and all ladies like you are my mother”

And while going away , he told  his wife, “This is how to take sanyasa.”

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sentences that attracted me

                                Sentences that attracted  me

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

  (In Whatsapp  some one has selected  these tamil sentances    as the ones he liked. I also liked them and have translated  in english.  Tamil original  is given below  .Thanks to the original selector)



Talk   and   remove  all misunderstandings ,But do not keep on talking
Talk  about it to the concerned  people,But do not tell  each and every one.
Watch what  is happening  now,But do not keep on  fishing in the past.
Show steadfastness but not adamancy,
Tell all relevant  news but not unnecessary   words
Desire for a   settlement but do not wish for a  debate ,
Argue it out   but do not quarrel,
Get explanation but not enmity,
Even if is  uncomfortable   , talk  only the truth
Even if you have influence  , do only   the right thing,
Allow those who oppose  to speak , patiently listen to it,
Come to a conclusion     as quickly as possible
Do nt waste time, do it fast,
If it   would get over  only by itself, attend to some other job.
Live happily   without enmity   with any one,
Life is short but  it is indeed pretty.

                        என்னைக் கவர்ந்த வாசகங்கள்...

பேசி தீருங்கள்.
பேசியே வளர்க்காதீர்கள்.

உரியவர்களிடம் சொல்லுங்கள்.
ஊரெல்லாம் சொல்லாதீர்கள்.

நடப்பதைப் பாருங்கள்.
நடந்ததைக் கிளறாதீர்கள்.

உறுதி காட்டுங்கள்.
பிடிவாதம் காட்டாதீர்கள்.

விவரங்கள் சொல்லுங்கள்.
வீண்வார்த்தை சொல்லாதீர்கள்.

தீர்வை விரும்புங்கள்.
தர்க்கம் விரும்பாதீர்கள்.

விவாதம் செய்யுங்கள்.
விவகாரம் செய்யாதீர்கள்.

விளக்கம் பெறுங்கள்.
விரோதம் பெறாதீர்கள்.

சங்கடமாய் இருந்தாலும்
சத்தியமே பேசுங்கள்.

செல்வாக்கு இருந்தாலும்
சரியானதைச் செய்யுங்கள்.

எதிர் தரப்பும் பேசட்டும்.
என்னவென்று கேளுங்கள்.
எவ்வளவு சீக்கிரம் தீர்வு வரும் பாருங்கள்.

நேரம் வீணாகாமல்
விரைவாக முடியுங்கள்.

தானாய்த்தான் முடியுமென்றால்,
வேறு வேலை பாருங்கள்.

யாரோடும் பகையில்லாமல் புன்னகித்து வாழுங்கள்....

🎭வாழ்க்கை குறுகியது,
ஆனா
அழகானது...




Each person understands you, according to his nature.

Each person understands you, according  to his nature.

By,
P.R.Ramachander



(This story posted by my friend   Athreya Gothram Bairava  Ramani , brings home a great truth. Thanks to  him)


One man did great  thapas   and made   god appear before him,
And when God   did   appear God asked  him, what do you want?”
The man replied  , when other  human beings   come near me ,
I should be   able   to  read   all their thoughts” God said  fine and disappeared.

After   a month  that  man again  made God  appear  before him,
And asked, “ Please  take back    the power that you gave  me the other day.”
God asked “Why son?” . He replied  “No one is liking me , Some think I  am a liar,
Some think I am mad, some  think I am jealous   and so on , I am not able  to bear it.”

God said, “Close   your eyes  tight   and lie   down below  this Banyan tree and observe”
He did like that, First a drunkard    came there   that he was   lying there  due to  drinks,
One thief came  “Oh a thief who  robbed   all night  and  getting prepared to rob today,”
One saint came and he thought”A great saint   and he must be  in Samadhi”

God then came   and told that  man,  “Did you not observe  that each one,
Who came here  understood according    to his nature   and thought  process,
And this would mean that  each person would understand you   as per his mind,
And so do not bother, Travel in your path with courage and you will win.”



Sunday, June 25, 2017

How we live together is more important than how long

How we  live together  is more important than how long

By
P.R.Ramachander



(based on the  post of  my friend Rajagopalan Srinivasan )

Husband and wife should be  like milk and water,
For when  water is poured  in milk , it merges  with it,
For when milk   and water   are heated   till all water  goes out,
The Milk   rises    up  in great  anger   and once water is put back,
The milk  gets pacified , as it has  got back  his wife ,
But if no one pours water   in to the boiling milk  ,
It would ebb  out and  put  out the fire of the stow
Proving that the family fire  would   be put out ,
Once  the  husband   and  wife  are  not in a mixed state.

The spring   of life , is when they both understand this,


Friday, June 23, 2017

Ramu cursed the God for a bad day and God answered.


 Ramu  cursed the God for  a bad day  and God answered.

By
P.R.Ramachander

(Based on a message in Whatsapp.My a thanks to the unknown writer)




Ramu  used to daily   wake up , pray god  ,
And then  do all his duties   one after another,
But one day   , he forgot    to pray   God,
And all through the day  , everything was  bad.

That night   mulling over things that  happened  to him.
He went to his bed room    and saw   the image  of God there,
He shouted at  that God , “I daily    salute   you  as soon as I wake up,
But today  I did not do it and you  punished  me so much,
I am bidding bye   to you    for ever    and ever.”

Then the God in his   room asked  ,” Son that is bad,
For all throughout    the day   I was only   doing good  to you”

Ramu was    furious   at that  God who was    telling a lie,
“I woke  up lae te today  and the tyre  of my byke  was punctured,
I  caught a bus  which met with an accident   and I reached office one hour late .
So  i  was late   to go to canteen  for lunch   and I did not get anything there,
I had applied   for a personal loan  and was expecting a  call from them,
I got their call  but since charge  of the battery   of my cell phone was over ,
I could not talk to them and I just   wanted    to relax for   some time,
By seeing the TV   in air conditioned    room  but  AC   was not working,
And I am fed up with life  today and do you  mean to say  ,
All these are  punishments    for forgetting     to salute you.”

God loudly laughed    and started   talking    to him, “According to your Karma,
It is a very bad day for you and when you were  sleeping  God of death  ,
Came in search of you   and I argued    with and some how   sent him back,
And  to  do this I had no other   option except    to make   t you sleep late.
It was fated that  a van losing control over  its break   was supposed to dash,
At your byke   and kill you at the spot and so I made your buke not waork,
In Your canteen  when they were about to close   a  dead lizard fell in Sambar,
And so to save you  , I some how managed  to see  that you wont get food there,
And I knew that person who promised   you loan was   cheating you ,
And I saw to it that   your phone does not work the   entire day  so that  you are safe,
There   was a short circuit in your AC machine and it would have   exploded   and killed  you,
And so I saw   to it  that o it was not working. Did I do anything wrong  ,
For your act of   not saluting me  , as soon as  you wolw up?”

Ramu started crying    and  begged    for God’s pardon and God said,
“Do not ask for my pardon . Have faith in me   and remember   always,
My planning   would be much more   perfect    than yours .God be with you.”








Thursday, June 22, 2017

How Krishna’s feet suffered burn injuries

How Krishna’s feet   suffered  burn injuries

By
P.R.Ramachander



(This is a very popular  story from north. My attention was drawn in to it by the post of Meena Rajan  . Thanks to her)

Lord   Krishna   and his wife  Rugmani  .
Were one day staying   in a   hut,
By the side   of river Yamuna ,
Just for a change    and also enjoy.

That night   Lord  Krishna   did not  get sleep,
And was tossing himself    most of the night   , when,
Rugmani asked   him  “what is the problem Lord?
It is unusual   for   you   to toss like this?”

The Lord replied  ,” My devotee  Radhika  ,
Who is in  the other   side   of the  Yamuna ,
Is not getting   sleep, because  she could not get,
Her  usual milk boiled with saffron, almond   and sugar.”

Rugmani immediately swung   in to action    and   got,
In to  a royal boat   with a  very hot   cup of steaming milk,
Reached  the  hut of Radhika    and   offered it to her,
And told  , “please drink this immediately    and sleep.”

RAdhika  just closed  her eyes and   drank that very , very hot milk,
And slept and Rugmani   returned back  to Lord Krishna,
And he had covered   himself   and was still  trying to sleep,
And Rugmani pulled    his   blanket   and saw  that his feet has gor burning  injuries.

Rugmani asked   her lord , “it  is   raining  outside   and you  had not,
Gone out anywhere    and how   come these  burns in your  feet?”
And he replied “ by  drinking  very hot milk  , Radhika’s   heart,
Was burnt  as  she keeps  my feet   always   in side her heart.”



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The witness Lord Krishna defends himself

The witness  Lord Krishna  defends   himself

By
P.R.Ramachander



(I have  written it in a summary form   from the face book post of my learned friend  Rajagopal   Srinivasan (my deep sense  of gratitude to him.)  .  Though  it is a conversation   is between Udhava   and Lord  Krishna  before  Lord Krishna’s departure  from the world  , this is not the Udhava  Gita  , which is spread over 22 chapters ,   in the eleventh  Skandha  of Bhagawatha  Purana. Udhava  Gita  also called   Hamsa Gita  explains why the Yadhu race   should be completly detstroyed. I am  not sure whether this conversation  forms a part of it. But the  principle   expounded in this small   work is simply great , It tells us that  God is the witness   of everything  and when a human being   fogets this he commits    sins. It also tell that  God does  not interefere  in   any one’s  life  unless   he wants it.  )

Lord Krishna    was about to leave  this world ,
And he asked  Udhava    who was   his great friend,
“My dear friend  , I am about   to leave this world,
Can I do  something    for you  , please  ask.”

With great  hesitation   Udhava   asked Krishna ,
“ My dear God,  who is   my friend , for quite  some time,
I am not able    to understand you at    all,
Would you permit me to ask you? And  the lord said “By all means.”

Udhava     “ People call you   the friend   of those  who are in trouble.
How come  , you did not   tell   Yudhishtra    not to gamble?”
You could  have blessed  Pandavas  , so that  they win in the gambling,
YUdhishtra   lost all his   assets   and himself  and was    about  to keep,
His brothers  as wager  and you   could  have gone  in  and prevented it  .
When he kept  Draupadi  his  mascot of luck as wager  , you could have ,
Made the  time lucky  for the pandavas  and made  them win.
When Draupadhi lost   all her respect and  was  dragged  in to the  royal assembly,
You waited till , Duschasana  tried   to dirobe her  to help her, Was this right?”
And  after  these  harsh   questions   with tears  Udhava  asked  “Why?”

Lord Krishna smiled   and replied  “ It is a universal law    that the one,
Who uses   right judgement wins and Yudhishtra   lacked it   ,
And Duryodhana   had it in plenty, and that is  why Yudishtra lost.
Duryodhana  had money   and no skill   to gamble   and so  ,
He provided   that money   and asked  Sakuni to play,
If only Yudhishtra had asked  me to play instead of him.”

“Not only that  , Yudhishtra   knew  that  he was taking a wrong decision,
And knew that  I would have prevented  the play   and so he  prayed God,
“Let  not Krishna   knew   about it and he should not come to the  gambling hall.”
And I was  just  waiting  outside    the hall  , waiting for  somebody  to call me.”

“When their elder brother  kept them as wager  all younger Pandavas ,
Were cursing their brother  but never once prayed me   to come and help them.
And when Duschasana  dragged her in to the gambling   hall  ,
Even Draupadhi    failed  to call me for help , thinking  she could manage .
But when Duschasana   started   disrobing her  , she called  me,
And I went  in and helped    her  , so that further problems were  not there.”

Udhava replied  “Very well explained  my lord   but can I ask   another  question?”
And when Lord Krishna nodded  Udhava asked    the lord  ,
“Does that  mean you   would   come and help people  only when they call you?
Wouldn’t  you for establishing  Dharma, come   to help   your devotees  in trouble.?”

Lord Krishna   replied , “  Human life   goes  on according  to their karma,
And I only remain there   as a witness  , never  interfering  in what is happening.
And I believe   that  it is the  Dharma  of Gods” Hearing that  Udhava  laughed and said,
“And so you will allow us to   to accumulate mountain of sins, never  interfere and allow us to suffer  more.”

My dear friend, “ Krishna told , “ when a human being realizes   that,
For all his actions  I am a witness, He would not be able to do evil acts.
When they forget about it ,  they forget my presence  and  decide  to do sins,
And  feel they  can hide it from me,  and they  would take  wrong decisions and commit sins.
Had Yudhishtra realized  that I am a witness   to what he  did  ,
He would not have done  the mistakes  and things would be different.”

Udhava clearly   understood   what  Lord Krishna   was trying to tell him ,
And knew that  after doing  all ills   , keeping God   as   witness near him,
When  he   fails   or when he   undergoes   suffering   as a punishment ,
Calling  that  witness   to come  and help him  was a wrong strategy.