Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kanini Kavacham The armour to the computer

கணினி கவசம்
Kanini  Kavacham
The armour   to the computer

By
Sri kunjumani

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Got the  very impressive original from a Whatsapp   group.  This is written by Sri Kujumani 8 years back in  http://creative.sulekha.com/computer-shield-kanini-kavacham_453874_blog )


துதிப்போர்க்கு தொங்குதல்போம் வைரஸ்போம்-நெஞ்சில்
பதிப்போர்க்கு பிராட்பேண்ட் களிப்பேற்றும்
கீபோர்டு விரைந்தோடும் அனுதினமும் கணினி சிஸ்ட கவசமதனை
பின்னிப்பெடலெடுத்த பில்கேட்ஸ்தனை
உன்னிப்புடன் நெஞ்சே குறி!

THuthipporkku  thonguthal pom , virus pom  -nenjil,
Pathipporkku   broad band  kalippethrum,
Key board  viranthodum , anudhinamum   kanini   systa  kavachamathanai ,
Pinni pedaledutha  Bill gates  thanai,
Unippudan   nenje kuri

Hanging would  disappear  to those who pray  , Virus   would disappear,
To those   who learn it by heart , broad band  would give more pleasure
Key board  would  move fast , to those   who daily  pray  using,
The armour of computer  , the mind  would  concentrate sincerely
On Bill  gates   who  made   the  computer  possible.

காக்க காக்க கம்ப்யூட்டர் காக்க
அடியேன் சிஸ்டம்  அழகுவேல் காக்க
வின்டோசைக் காக்க வேலன் வருக
கனெக்ஷன் கொடுத்து கனகவேல் காக்க

Kaakaa kakka  computer Kaakka  ,
Adiyen system  Azhagu vel  Kaakka ,
Windowsai kaakkka   velan varuga  ,
Connection koduthu  kanakavel Kaakka

Protect and protect  , let computer  be protected,
Let my system be protected  by the  pretty Vel,
Let Lord  Subrahmanya   come and protect windows,
Let The Gold  Vel give   connection and then protect.

இன்டெர்நெட் தன்னை இனியவேல் காக்க
பன்னிருவிழியால் பாஸ்வேர்ட் காக்க
செப்பிய வால்யூம் செவ்வேல் காக்க
வீடியோ ஆடியோ வெற்றி வேல் காக்க

Internettaye  iniya vel kaakka  ,
Panniruvizhiyaal   password  Kaakka,
Cheppiya  volume   chevvel Kaakka,
Video audio  vetrivel  Kaakka

Let the sweet Vel protect  the internet,
Let him protect  the password   using his twelve eyes,
Let the red Vel  protect the  Volume of speech,
Let the victorious Vel protect   the video and Audio,

முப்பத்திரு ஃபைல் முனைவேல் காக்க
வைரஸ் வாராமல் வைரவேல் காக்க
சேவிங் தன்னை செந்தில் வேல் காக்க
எக்ஸ்டர்நல் மோடம் எதிர் வேல் காக்க

Muppathiru file  Munai Vel Kaakka,
Virus  varaamal  vaira vel kaakka,
Saving  Thannai   chendhil vel Kaakka,
External modem  yethrvel  kaakka

Let the sharp  vel protect the thirty two   files,,
Let the  diamond vel prevent the  Virus from coming,
Let the Vel of thiruchendhur protect   all that I saved,
Let  The echo like  Vel  protect   the  External modem.

பில்ட் இன்மோடம் பிரிய வேல் காக்க
ஈமெயில் தன்னை இணையவேல் காக்க
மவுசை மகேசன் மைந்தன் காக்க
எர்ரர் வாராமல் எழில் வேல் காக்க

Built in modem  Piriya Vel Kaakka,
E mail thannai   inaya  vel Kaakka,
Mousai  Mahesan maindhan Kaakka,
Error varaamal yezhil   vel kaakka

Let the Vel that I like protect  the built in modem,
Let the combined  Vel protect  the  e mail,
Let the son of Lord Shiva  protect my mouse ,
Let the  pretty Vel prevent   errors   from coming.

அடியேன் ப்ரின்டர் அமுதவேல் காக்க
எக்ஸ்ப்ளோரரை ஏரகத்தான் வேல் காக்க
அடியேன் ப்ரௌஸ் செய்கையில் அயில் வேல் காக்க
அல்லல் படுத்தும் அடங்கா எரர்கள்
நில்லாதோட நீ எனக்கருள்வாய்

Adiyen  Printer  amudha vel kaakka  ,
Explorerai   yerakathaan Vel Kaakka  ,
Adiyen browse cheigayil ayil Vel Kaakka  ,
Allal paduthum    adanga errogal,
Nillathu oda  nee   yenakku    arulvai.

Let the  nectar like vel protect my printer,
Let   the world of God Muruga   protect  the explorer,
Let the sharp  Vel protect me    when I browse,
Let the errors     that give   me trouble,
Be made to run away  by your blessing.

ஹாங் ப்ராப்ளமும்
ஹார்ட் டிஸ்க் ப்ராபளமும்
என் பெயர் சொல்லவும்
இடி விழுந்தோடிட

Hang problevum,
Hard disk  problevum,
Un peyar chollavum  ,
Idi Vizhunthu odida.

If I tell your name  ,
Let the problem of hanging ,
And the problem of Hard disk,
Run away after  a thunder  falls on them.

ஆப்பரேட்டிங் சிஸ்டத்தை
அலறவே வைத்திடும்
ஃப்ளக்சுவேஷன் பவர் சார்ஜுகளும்
வாட்டம் விளைக்கும் வோல்ட்டேஜுகளும்
அடியேனைக் கண்டால் அலறி கலங்கிட

Operating systathai,
Alarve   vaithidum  ,
Fluctuation   pavar charjukalum,
Vaattam  vilaikkum   voltejukalum,
Adiyenai kandaal   alari Kalangida

Let   the power  charges  ,
Which would make  the operating system shout  .
And the volages which make   them weak,
Become scared   and confused  on seeing me.

பிரிண்டர் சற்றும் பிழையாதிருக்க
பேப்பர் ஃபீடிங் சூப்பராய்த் திகழ
மை சப்ளை செய்யும் காட்ரிட்ஜ் தன்னை
மைய நடனம் செய்யும் மயில் வாகனனார் காக்க

Printer chathum  pizhayadhirukka,
Paper  feeding  sooparai  thigazha ,
Mai supply   cheyyum   cartridge  thannai,
Mayya  nadanam   cheyyum  mayil vaagnaanaar  Kaakka.

Let the God who rides  on a    which dances  greatly  ,
Protect  the Cartridge  which supplies ink,
So that  printer  does not ever make mistakes ,
And the paper   is fed  in a superior way. 

மூவாகல் மூர்க்கம் செய்யும்
மவுஸ் என்கை பட்டதும் ஸ்மூத்தாக
நகர நீ எனக்கருள்வாய்
கிர்ரு, கிர்ரு, கிரு, கிரு என
டிஸ்கனெக்ட் ஆகும் டெலிபோன்களை
போட்டதும் கனெக்ட் ஆக புனிதவேல் காக்க

Move aagal moorkam cheyyum,
Mouse  in kai pattathum   smoothaaka ,
Nagara  nee yenakku  Arulvai,
Kirru , Kirru Kiru , KIru  yeana ,
Diconnect  aagum  telephongalai,
Pottathum   connect aaga  Punitha  vel Kaakka

Please  bless  me so the  mouse,
Which does not move properly , moves,
Smoothly  as soon as I touch it,
Let the holy Vel  protect so that  ,
The telephone which  gets disconnected ,
Making sounds like Kiru , Kiru  ,
Gets connected  as soon I  switch it on.

கன்னா பின்னாவென்று வரும்
கமான்ட் இன்டட் ரெப்டுகளை
கந்தன் கைவேல் காக்க

Kanna pinna    vendru varum,
Command  interreputukalai,
Kandhan kai vel kaakka.

Let the Vel in the hand of Skandha,
Protect the command interrupts  ,
Which come  often and without reason.

அல்லல் படுத்தும் அடங்கா பசங்களும்
பந்துகள் ஆடும்பாலர் பட்டாளமும்
மானிட்டர் பக்கம் வந்து விடாமல்
என் பெயர் சொல்லவும் எகிறியே ஓட
ரேமும், ரோமும் மெமரியோடிருக்க
அனைத்து ஃபோர்டர்ஸீம்
ஆயுளோடு விளங்க
டௌன்லோடு, அப்லோடு டக்கராய்
விளங்கும் சிஸ்டம் பெற்று அடியேன்
சிறப்புடன் வாழ்க.
அலட்சியம் செய்யும் அலசியஸர்வீஸர்
அழைத்ததும் வந்திட அருள் நீ புரிவாய்

Allal  paduthum adangaa pasangalum,
Panthugal   aadum balar  pattalamum,
Monitor pakkam vanthu vidaamal,
Yen peyar chollvum  yegiriye  oda,
Ramum ROMum memoryodirukka,
Anaithu  portsum,
AAyulodu vilanga ,
Download upload takkarai ,
Vilangum system pethru adiyen,
Chirappudan Vaazhga ,
Alakshiyam cheyyum alasiya sarveesaar,
Azhathathum vanthida  nee  arul  purivai.

Let those troubling  boys who never get pacified,
And the army of Boys who play Ball,
Be prevented   from coming near the monitor,
And get scared   and run away as soon as they hear my name,
Let the RAM and ROM  be with sufficient memory  ,
Let all the ports   of the computer  have long life,
And let me get a system where  up load and Download ,
Are    carried  out in an efficient way, and  live in a great way,
Let the service people    who normally neglect,
Come as  soon as I summon them  and for these  you bless me.

ஷட்டௌன் தடங்கல்
சட்டென்று நீங்க
ஷண்முகன் நீயும் சடுதியில் வருக

Shut down thadangal  ,
Chattendru neenga,
Shanmugan neeyum   chauduthiyil varuga

Oh Shanmukha, Please come so that   the problems ,
During  shut down are   removed   immediately

கணினி சிஸ்டம் கவசம் இதனை
சிந்தை கலங்காது கேட்பவர்கள்,
படிப்பவர்கள் எந்நாளும் பாடாய்
படுத்தாத கணினியுடன் வேலை செய்வார்.
வாழ்க கணினி. வளர்க மவுஸ்.
சிரிக்க, சிரிக்க, கணினி சிஸ்டம் கேட்க.


Kanini  system Kavacham ithanai  ,
Chinthai kalangaathu  ketpavargal,
Padippavargal   , yennalum   paaadai,
Paduthaatha  kaniniyudan velai cheivaar,
Vaazga  Kanini  , valarga Mouse,
Chirikka chirikka  Kanini system ketkka

Those who read   this armour of computer ,
With  a concentrated   mind,
Those who read it
Would work  forever  with  the computer ,
That daily troubles you  ,
Hail computer, Hail mouse ,
For  laughing and Laughing   hear  this computer   system.




Difference between love and marriage

Difference between love   and marriage

Written  in English
By
P.R.Ramachander





(Based  on a face book  post of  my face face book friend Meena Rajan –Thanks  Madam.)


One young lad   who   was yet to choose   his life partner,
Approached    a very learned   man and   asked him,
“Dear sir , I know  marriage makes   any  individual complete,
But  I would like to know the difference between love and marriage.”

The learned man sent   him first   to a very great rose garden,
And wanted him to bring him back  the prettiest  rose there,
Entering by front gate   and   coming out by back gate ,
Never   walking  by   the same road   twice.

The  young lad   returned   empty handed   and when asked why ,
Told, “every flower I saw ahead   appeared  more prettier to me  ,
And when I   reached  the end , I felt  I had seen more prettier flowers earlier.”
And so   I could not  bring you back  the most pretty flower.

The learned man then sent the lad to a  field of fully open sun flowers,
And wanted   him to bring a   pretty sun flower    from there ,
Taking care  never to pick two flowers  and not returning by the same path,
And the Lad   came in a jiffy   with   a pretty   sun flower  in hand.

The learned man asked “Was this   the prettiest   sun flower in the field?”
And the lad replied “Definitely no  , I was   very particular  to have  a pretty flower,
And not searching  for the prettiest  flower , unlike  last time ,
When I was  searching  for the prettiest  flower in the field.”

Learned man said, “Your search   for prettiest   flowers   is love,
And your search for one   pretty flower to have   is  marriage  .
IN the   former  situation   you would  never reach satisfaction,

And in the later  , you would be happy   and  satisfied.”

Is there a person called “God”?

Is there   a person called  “God”?

By
P.R.Ramachander




(The original story   was told in Tamil  by  Thirumuruga  Krupananda  Varriar . I have  modified it slightly   and condensed it. Many thanks to that  messenger  of God)

An elderly devotee   with closed eyes   was meditating  ,
Sitting    in the shade  of Banyan tree in a  village,
A young   student  happened   to come  there,
And asked him , “Why are   you sitting and sleeping?”

The devotee  opened his eyes   and told   that  he was ,
Meditating  on God  and student  laughed loudly and told,
“I am a post graduate  and I feel that  what you do is  foolish,
AS there  is no such thing called God as  I have not seen it”

He told further , “ I want to know   whether  you g have seen God.
Or have t you any time  heard   that  God speak to you, or,
Have you  at any time  , touched that  thing  which you call god.”
And the devotee   told him , “No , is the answer  to all your questions”

Then the devotee   asked the student  “You are   carrying  a  bottle,
In your hand  , what s it? “ and the student replied “It is honey?”
The devotee   asked, “do you know   whether  honey is sweet or bitter,”
And the stuent replied”You must be a great fool, all the  world knows   it is sweet.”

Then the devotee   asked  the student”  what is the colour  of sweetness?”
He replied “ Sweetness   cannot be seen but   only can be felt when you drink honey”
Then that devotee told , “ Similaly God cannot be seen but   you can know him by experience.”
Anf then the devotee   quoted   a  verse  of poem  by a great  devotee  called THirumoolar.

Is the sweetness inside honey  black or red?
Oh fools    who search    for god in the sky,
Just like    sweetness  is hidden in side the honey,
God is   hiding     within your body ,please understand.”

The student  wanted   to somehow escapt   from the devotee,
And said that he was hungry and will return  after taking food.
The devotee asked , “you said  you are intelligent   and educated,
Have you seen this hunger at any time, Jave you heard  or touched it.?’

The student said , Answer is “No” for everything”  and the devotee said,
“I like you feel that   there is nothing  called Hunger, you are  telling a lie.”
He continued “Just like  God  you cannot see hunger but  you  can feel it.”
The student   felt that in the words  of the devotee  there  was some truth.

He said  , “Yes, I agree   with you  but  I would like to  know  whether I can see god?”
Then devotee asked “Are  you able to see  your body?  And he replied”Yes . i am able to,
To see it with my eyes”  and the devotee asked  “Have you seen your   entire   body?”
He said “definitely” and the devotee asked”Are   you able to see   your back side?”

The student sheepishly said , “No”  and the devotee asked  “Are you able to see ,
Your front side   completly”  and the student   with great  irritation told  “Yes”,
The devotee asked,”Are you able to see your face?” and  he said “No”,
Devotee  did not leave it at that “ Suppose  you want to see  your body, what should you do?”

The student said, “Stand in between two   full length   mirrors   and ten I will be able to see”.
“Similarly” said the devotee , you need   to have two mirrors to see   that God also “
The student said , he would buy   them immediately , if he is told   where to get them,
And the devotee  said,”They are  grace of God and grace of teacher and  without  ,

Grace of teacher   you cannot feel or see  grace of God   which is everywhere.”

Twenty four Gurus of Dathathreya Avadhootha

Twenty  four Gurus   of  Dathathreya Avadhootha

By
P.R.Ramachander




Based on the  information in  http://muneshkumarkella.blogspot.in/2013/05/lord-dattatreya-and-his-24-gurus.html)

Once  there   was a sad  king  who approached ,
Many Gurus    so that  he can learn to be happy,
But in spite  of all efforts   , he failed  miserably  thinking  all Gurus are useless
But one day   he met  a great  saint Dathathreya in the forest.

He seemed    to be rolling in great  joy and the king asked  him,
“Sir   from which  Guru  did you learn to    be so greatly happy.”
And that  saint replied  “I have   twenty   four Gurus  ,
And from  each of them  I learned  something   great”

The king was   greatly surprised   and   asked ,
“Great one  , May I know    who those   gurus  are?”
Daththreya  laughed and told  , “The  five elements  of nature,
Moon,  Sun, dove  , Python ,Honey bee . Honey thief,
Birds of prey , ocean ,moth  Elephant , deer  ,
Fish , Dancing girl , child  , unmarried     girl,
Serpent  , arrow smith  , spider and wasp.


The king    wanted to laugh  but  controlled  it,
And asked   saint Dathathreya  ,” May I know,
What you learnt   from each of them  ,
So  that  I can find a suitable  Guru and the saint replied.

“Earth taught    me   tolerance  , patience and forgiveness,
The Air taught me  art of moving everywhere without   getting  influenced by bad  qualities,
The sky taught me   broad  and limitless  vision  and  freedom from dark things like the cloud below you,
The water taught me  how to remain pure, take colour  of surroundings  and  create gentle waves while speaking,
And the Fire taught me   to shine in darkness  and  destroying all  bad  ideas thrown at me.”(1-5)


“The moon taught me   as to how to  remain unaffected  while growing big or small,
The Sun taught me that God is one  but is seen as many  like its reflections in different pots,
The piegeon reminds  me how  two of them died  by jumping  in to hunters net , by trying to save their kids.
And taught me   that   attachment    to any thing   blinds me   from logical thought  and  destroys me.”(6-8)

“The Python patiently   waits   for its food   and swallows   anything   that comes its way ,
Not bothered about its taste or size  and it taught me   to wait   patiently  for knowledge  of all sorts,
The honey bee visits   several flowers   collects honey without hurting them  and it taught me,
How to wander   from  door to door   begging for alms   without troubling   the householder.”(9-10)


“The honey thief   comes   and collects   honey stored   with effort  by honeybee  with great effort,
And he teaches me not to   collect   wealth   and store  it   for    a future  which no one has seen,
The birds of prey attacks the   weak bird   which collects   the food    and keeps it  on his beak,
And it teaches  me not to collect and hold   but  eat what  we need   and fly away happily.”(11-14)


“ The ocean taught me to collect   huge  knowledge  and maintain my  humility without   growing   big or small ,
The  moth taught me not to rush at things when they are attractive  and   get destroyed by  those illusions,
The Elephant taught me to avoid passion  and not get destroyed  like him when he jumped  in the pit to be with a female  elephant,
The deer due to its love for music was  snared by the hunter and  it teaches me not to get   attracted  by mundane things.”(15-18)

“Due to its  attraction to taste  a fish is caught  in the hook and it taught me  control of Toungue so that I am not troubled, 
The dancing girl  making money selling her body got peace  when she gave it up  and it  taught me
The need to abandon   expectation from others,  The child taught me to get pleasures  from very simple  things,
The maid who had to remove bangles from one hand  while pounding    to avoid any noise  ,
Taught me   that  I should preferably live in solitude  so that me and others   are not disturbed.(19-21)

The   serpent taught me to live in solitude and not   getting bothered   by giving up my body(its coat)
I learnt from an arrow smith who did not   even know   , when he was working   that king has come to meet him,
I learnt from the spider  which makes the web and later eats it ,That  God creates   as well  as destroys
The caterpillar caught by wasp  teaches me that  by only thinking of one thing  , we can become that thing,
And the king stopped   lauging and understood that   if we    are  a receptive   student  ,
Everything   we see  can be our Guru   and started living happily like many Gurus he saw.









Friday, May 26, 2017

Psychology of attachment in a small family.

Psychology  of attachment in a small family.

By
P.R.Ramachander



(My face book friend  Hamsabai SAnthana Krishnan wrote of a similar game where  only the wife plays it. I have   expanded    it as a  game for the four adult members of the family. You may not agree with my conclusions   and if so please tell the verse number   and   your conclusion of this four member game.)

1.One family counsellor     was trying to teach ,
A group of  middle age   students about ,
Whom in the world    they considered  as  most important,
And summoned a  man, his wife  , his father   and  his mother,

2.He had   arranged   for four different   black boards ,
So that   each of them   did not know    what others are  doing.
And then he    told each of them    to write  on the black board,
Names of thirty  people   whom they considered as important personally for them.

3.The four of them without    spending much time   wrote  ,
Thirty names   of people and  the man apart from his family wrote  his collegues,
The wife wrote apart from  his and her family  names    of her  own neighbours,
The father and mother  wrote mainly names of their near  relations , on both sides.

4. Counsellor asked each of them to remove    five names from the board,
And without any hesitation  they all did     it  in a jiffy.
And this process  went on some more    times
And  in each board    names    of  only  five    people were left.

5.The counsellor told each of them to remove one more name,
The man removed   the   name   of his mother   from the  board,
The wife removed     the name   of her father in law,
The mother   and father     removed names of their grand son.

(why asked   the counsellor?
Man said because my wife and ma quarrel  with each other,
Wife said because his mother can look after   the kid but not pa,
Mother and father told  , we need son and daughter  to look after us)

6.The counsellor   asked them to remove   one more name,
The man  removed name of his father  and she removed the name of his mother,
The father removed  his wife’s name  ,
And the mother removed   her husbands  name.

(why asked   the counsellor  ?
Man  and wife  told , we three  wanted to live together,
Father said , even if she is not there , the others would look after me,
Mother said , even if he is not there , the others would look after me.)


7.Again the counsellor asked them to remove one more name,
Weeping  and crying the man  removed his wife’s name,
Weeping and crying   the wife removed  her son’s name,
And the father and mother   removed the name of daughter in law.

(The counsellor asked the man , why?  
And the man  replied , I can get another wife,
The wife replied  that  she can possibly get a son but never   a  husband,
And the parents replied that  their   daughter in law  ,
May not look after   them, if their son is not there.)



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Kali age

The  Kali age 

By
P.R.Ramachander



(  Read this old story as posted by my friend Bhanu Ravi  and made some modifications and additions. Thanks)

Four Pandavas  except the eldest   after  a great rule in Dwapara  Yuga,
Started   ruling  in the Kali yuga  and they wanted ,
To know    how   the Kali yuga    would   be,
And asked “how it would be?”  to their  greatest  Guru  , Lord Krishna.

Lord Krishna then said   he would show them how   it is,
And sent four arrows   to  each of the  four directions,
And requested   each of them to go   in one direction,
Search for the arrow  sent by him   and bring it back.

Bhima went first   went and saw    one well   surrounded ,
By  another four wells  and though the well in the centre  was  ,
Full of  very clear   good water , the wells surrounding it were dry,
And BHima   could not make  any thing out of it and came back.

Arjuna   went in another direction and heard a pretty  song of a bird,
And he was shocked to see   a Koel  singing as well as eating  a white rabbit  which was suffering great pain,
And Sahadeva    went in another  direction  and saw  a cow,
Licking   its  own just  born calf   creating  blood oozing wound on it.

Nakula  went in yet another direction and saw  the arrow near a mountain,
And when he took it  a huge stone rolled from the top   and ,
Could not be stopped   by huge trees  but was  stopped  by  a grass plant
And each  of these   four Pandavas   explained   in detail what they saw ,
And asked their  Guru and friend   to explain   “what is  meant by these ?”

Krishna  smiled and told , “Bhima  in Kali age   there  would be very rich people  ,
And extremely poor starving  people   but the rich would not  give anything  to the poor,
Just like the  well   in the centre   was full of water  and not giving  to  starving   wells,
And Oh Arjuna  , in Kali age  religious Gurus   and teachers   would talk in a sweet attractive voice,
But they would be engaged  in torturing  and deceiving others like    the koel did to Rabbit.

He continued , “Oh Sahadeva  in Kali age the parents   would   cause   harm ,
To their children by blind love and would never realize  that it would cause  harm to them”
He then said to Nakula “In Kali age  people would behave  without restraint  like that  stone,
And  nothing  huge and  big would be able to stop them , except  God  who is like the tiny grass.”

And then Lord   Krishna   took all   the four  of them to sage  Vyasa,
Who was bathing  and as soon they reached  he told “Those  in Kali age  are lucky”,
Then he took a dip in the water   and said  “Women are  specially  lucky in Kali age.”
He took  one more dip and told “The devotees of God   are lucky in Kali age”
And after  bath he explained    a thousand year  THapas  in other  ages,
Is equivalent   to one day THapas in Kali age   and   a Lady who would find .
Going to heaven difficult  un other ages can go there  just by serving  her husband.
And a devotee  in Kali age need only tell the name of God once , instead of daily several times in other ages.
And he    said    That   is the reason that  I told  that Kali and Lady are lucky.










Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How the Barber shaved off the pride of the Pundit

How the Barber  shaved  off  the  pride  of the Pundit

By
P.R.Ramachander




(Self pride  is poison  and it kills   you soon. I read this story written by my face  book friend  Anantha  Narayanan . In this translation , I have not been able to   get the magic of his  tamil  words  but I hope  I have brought out his message.)


Long long ago , there  was a  proud Pundit,
Who thought  that  he  is the most learned  one,
And no one would   know   as much  as he knew ,
He had bushy eyebrows , huge moustache  and partially  bald head .

He used  to wander  here   and there , to find people ,
So that  he can prove   to every one, that his  knowledge  was greatest,
And as   soon as  his head is seen outside  , all people,
Used  to flee so that , they were not intellectually  tortured.

One day   with lots   and lots of difficulty i he could ,
Locate  a barber   sitting below   a tree  and doing his work,
But what  irritated   the pundit was  that  the Barber ,
Appeared  intelligent   and   did not get  scared  of him.

Pundit approached  the barber   and asked  ,
In a contemptuous tone  , “How much  you charge  for your work”,
And he replied  “Two rupees for a  hair cut  and one for a  shave.”
And then Pundit told him, “ ha, ha  Please   shave   my head for one rupee”

The barber laughed  and told “That was  a very intelligent choice”,
And started   his work and when   the Barber    did  not get  angry,
The Pundit was disappointed   and wanted   to  teach him a lesson.
And asked “You do  your work with a knife   and how come a  bar in your name?”

The  Barber did not get annoyed  and told  , “True  our job is cutting  ,
But we  with our barb*  we have  to keep   the clients    entertained  “
And this reply irritated  the Pundit and he  further  continued  his barb,
So that  he could prove   to the Barber  who is  more superior.
*sharp retort

He asked the barber , your job seems   to be only cutting,
And are you the biggest   cutthroat   of this town?”
And the Barber  replied “No sir , I only cut hair  and not  the throat”
And this  made Pundit    loose his temper   and he  raised  his voice.

The Barber could guess   his temper   and  fondled  ,
The moustache  of the Pundit  and asked “Do you want this?”
And since the Pundit was   very fond of his moustache  , he said “yes”,
And the Barber  shaved it   and gave it to him “Please  take it  “

The pundit was shocked   and  did not  know what to tell,
And the Barber   then touched the  bushy eye brows  of the Pundit ,
And asked “Do you want this?”  and since Pundit felt  that if he says “Yes”.
The Barber  will cut it off, he said “No”  and the barber  again cut them off.
And said, “Since you do not want it  , I have helped  you by removing it.”

Seeing his  very ugly look of a  fool in the Barber’s mirror,
The Pundit gave  him one rupee  and   went back home,
Not to come out  for several days and he  understood,
“Our cleverness  and wisdom is not  to tease others   but to help them.”