Saturday, December 26, 2009
I have started 3 blogs. This blog is my 1st one. The 2nd one is my cookbook and the 3rd one is a blog about my favourite God Lord Krishna.
I have created many PPS shows on Ramayana, Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam, Samprokshanam of our village temple (which can be seen as a slideshow in this blog), Faith in GOD, Sri Krishna, Srimad Andavan's visit to Coimbatore, Narasimha avatar etc. I have uploaded my presentations here.
I have sung many songs in the great website kaumaram.
Sung Sri Krishna avatar and Sri Mukundamala and you can hear it here.
Sung Radhakrishnashtak in another great website radhavallabh.
Conducted 5 events in my cookery blog.
My memorable 3 featured interviews in forums and sites:
1. Interview in Solkadi
2. Interview in Food-india &
3. Interview in Naarisakhi
Now, few energetic quotes of Dr.APJ which also encouraged me to do something useful.
1. Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
2. We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
3. You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
4. As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
5. Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
6. Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
7. Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?
8. God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
9. Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
10. To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Man: I'm going to a lecture on ill effects of drinking.
Cop: Who'll lecture at midnight?
Man: My wife......
Banta was travelling in an auto rickshaw with his wife. The driver adjusted the mirror.
Banta shouted: You are trying to see my wife!!!! Sit back. I'll drive..
After robbing a bank, one robber to clerk : Did you see me robbing?
Clerk : Yes I saw u.
Robber killed him and asked to the next clerk : Did u?
Second Clerk : No, but my wife saw u!
Meaning of WIFE,
Husband asks:"Do you know the meaning of WIFE"?
"WITHOUT INFORMATION FIGHTING EVERYTIME"
Wife on hearing this says,"it could also mean ......
WITH IDIOT FOREVER."
Judge: Don't you have shame? It is the 3rd time you are coming to court.
Sardar to judge: You are coming daily, don't you have shame?
Teacher : Four beautiful ladies are walking on the road. Change it to exclamatory sentence .
Student : WOW !
Teacher : U failure ! @ ur age Bill gates stood first in the class.
Student : Sir, but @ ur age Hitler committed suicide.
A cigarette shortens your life by 2 min..
A beer shortens your life by 4 min..
A working day shortens your life by 8 hours!!!!..
During Marriage ceremony why is the bridegroom made to sit on the horse ?
He is given his last chance to run away.
A husband, the owner of a new car, was somewhat reluctant to allow his wife to drive his prize possession even to the grocery store, which was a few blocks from the house.
After she insisted, he finally relented, cautioning her as she departed: "Remember, if you have an accident, the newspaper will print your age.”
HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED IT.
Monday, October 19, 2009
தாடி, மீசையிடம் சொல்கிறது. இருவரும் ஒன்றாகப் பிறந்தோம் வளர்ந்தோம்... ஆனால் நீ வீரத்திற்கு, நான் மட்டும் சோகத்திற்கா?
ஏ பேருந்தே! எளிதில் தீப்பற்றக்கூடியதை ஏற்றக் கூடாது என்று சொல்லிவிட்டு இத்தனை இளம் பெண்களை ஏற்றிச் செல்கிறாயே!
மறந்தும் கைத்தட்டி விடாதீர்கள்!
அவன் மறுபடியும் எழுந்துவிடுவான்!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Really unbelievable babies. These babies are sculpted by a woman. We can't say that it is crafted or sculpted. They are very real and I have posted some of them here.The 1st two babies are made of silicon, and the others, shell, egg- shell and miniature babies are hand-sculpted with tiny tools using polymer clay. Whenever you get a mail forward about this, that these are cake frosting babies, marzipan babies (a mixture of almond paste and eggwhite) etc., reply with source to them that, they are actually sculpted by Camille Allen and see more babies & also about the artist here.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
A story by an unknown author, which moved me & made me think about pursuit of happiness:
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour a day to drain the fluids from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. And every afternoon when the man in the bed next to the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
The man in the other bed would live for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the outside world. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake, the man had said. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Lovers walked arm in arm amid flowers of every color of the rainbow. Grand old trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.
One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band, he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Unexpectedly, an alien thought entered his head: Why should he have all the pleasure of seeing everything while I never get to see anything? It didn't seem fair. As the thought fermented, the man felt ashamed at first. But as the days passed and he missed seeing more sights, his envy eroded into resentment and soon turned him sour. He began to brood and found himself unable to sleep. He should be by that window - and that thought now controlled his life.
Late one night, as he lay staring at the ceiling, the man by the window began to cough. He was choking on the fluid in his lungs. The other man watched in the dimly lit room as the struggling man by the window groped for the button to call for help. Listening from across the room, he never moved, never pushed his own button which would have brought the nurse running. In less than five minutes, the coughing and choking stopped, along with the sound of breathing. Now, there was only silence......deathly silence.
The following morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths. When she found the lifeless body of the man by the window, she was saddened and called the hospital attendant to take it away--no words, no fuss. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it all himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall.
Moral of the story:
The pursuit of happiness is a matter of choice...it is a positive attitude we consciously choose to express. It is not a gift that gets delivered to our doorstep each morning, nor does it come through the window. And I am certain that our circumstances are just a small part of what makes us joyful. If we wait for them to get just right, we will never find lasting joy.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
FREEDOM OF WOMEN (posted for naarisakhi's Freedom contest)
Progress of women compared with the past centuries.
Let us go back to 9th century when women had no freedom . All of us know Sri Andal and her story. Why Andal today? Because, today is her birthday “AADIPOORAM”. So we’ll start with her. She is a precious gem among women. She gathered all her friends towards “SERVICE TO GOD” and she did the services with sincerity and devotion.
Her services to Tamil literature is very great .
We can call her an ideal woman. She was a light to friends. She was selfless and free from all desires and she set an example for others to follow.
When one talks about Women liberation, we cannot forget Subramania Bharathiar. He said “Maadhar thammai izhivu seiyyum madamayaikkoluththuvOm” He had a clear vision about women.
Now, all of us talk about Women empowerment and most of us mean it as gender equality or equal status with men. Is it the men who does not give us privilege?
In many places, women are the enemies of women.
What is Women Empowerment?
Today’s girls need simple materialistic pleasure. They think dating and flirting are modern ways of living. They do not know where to draw a line and they land into troubles. Are they marching towards the right direction?
Freedom to women should not become a blemish.
My father used to drop me to my college. My husband has helped me to come out from critical situations. My sons and my husband encourages me in my activities.
Not all the husbands are rude and pessimistic.
Is it logic to generalize all men in the society, just because some men are not encouraging their wives?
We are the masters of our actions. So, do your duties at home, and then enjoy your FREEDOM and talk about WOMEN EMPOWERMENT in an optimistic way. Gather friends as Sri Andal did and do your duty with sincerity and dedication.
It is not the freedom that matters. It is the patience and concentration through which we can achieve anything in the world.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
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Sunday, May 24, 2009
Before, I let little things in life make me upset , and big things let me down. I always worry a lot. Everything went wrong. I told to myself that things would get better, but alas! It was getting worse. It seemed life had been thrown into reverse. Many bad things happened. And I can remember everything!!! (I am an absent-minded lady).
Suddenly, a light sparked. ***
An optimistic attitude can make everything better.
So, I tried to change my outlook and YES, the sadness seemed to be going.
The bad things were not really bad!! It seemed to worsen because I was worried.
I tried to laugh and smile and the smile came back to me.
WHAT YOU SOW, SO YOU REAP.
But this was/is extremely difficult to follow?
Again and again, I try to take things easily. This lessens my fear. Now, I don’t let the little things or the big things make me upset or let me down.
Life seems to be much more improved, but it isn’t the life that has changed. It is my attitude towards life and my re-arrangment. Before also, I did everything that I am doing now. The only difference is my approach.
I recollect something which I read or heard somewhere.
“Whenever the thoughts of past and future comes, tell yourself that you cannot change or edit your past and you have no control over your future. The only thing possible is to do your best in the present and leave everything to Lord Narayana. Slowly, you’ll feel the presence of GOD in everything. It is HE who guides us in everything”. (Out of our ignorance, we feel that we are doing everything).
LATE REALISATION BUT NOT TOO LATE.
STILL TRYING, TRYING AND TRYING TO BE PRESENT IN THE PRESENT!!!!!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Here are some ideas for your garden for daily living
PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another
NO GARDEN WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another
AND OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends
Water freely with patience and cultivate with love.
There is much fruit in your garden because
you reap what you sow.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
It's another morning.... I have to go to office. WHAT???? This is me!!! I shouted seeing my pic in the news paper. But what the HELL is it doing in the obituary column??
One sec... Let me think, last night when I went to bed I had severe pain in my chest, but I don't remember anything after that, I think I had sound sleep.
Its morning now, oh... It's already 10:00 AM, where is my coffee? I will be late for office and my boss will get a chance to shout at me.
Where is everyone? I screamed.
"I think there is a crowed outside my room, let me check." I said to myself.
So many people... Not all of them are crying. But why are some of them crying.
WHAT IS THIS??? I m lying there on a bed in the drawing room!!!!
"I AM HERE. I shouted!!! No one listened.
"LOOK I AM NOT DEAD. I screamed once again!!! No one was interested in me.
They were all looking at me lying on the bed.
I went back to my bed room.
"Am I dead??" I asked myself.
Where are my wife, my children, my mom-dad, my friends?
I found them in the next room, all of them were crying. Still trying to console each other.
My wife was crying. She was really looking sad.
My little kid was not sure what happened, but he was crying just coz his mom was sad.
How can I go without telling my kid that I really love him, I really do care for him....??
How can I go without telling my wife that she is really the most beautiful and the most caring wife in this world..??
How can I go without telling my parents that I am what I am just because of them...??
How can I go without telling my friends that without them, perhaps I would have?
Done wrong things in life- thanks for being there always
When I needed them. And sorry for not being there when they really needed me..
I can see a person standing in the corner and trying to hide his tears. Oh, he was once my best friend, but a small misunderstanding made us part, and we both never let go off our egos.....
I went there.. And offered him my hand, "Dear friend. I just want to say sorry for everything, we r still good friends, please forgive me."
No response from other side, what the hell?? He is still preserving his ego, I am saying sorry. even then!!! I really don't care for such people.
But one sec.. It seems he is not able to see me!!!! He did not see my extended hand.
My goodness. AM I REALLY DEAD???
I just sat down next to MYSELF; I also felt like crying.
"OH GOD!!!! PLEASE GIVE ME FEW MORE DAYS."
I just want to tell my wife, my parents, my kid and my friends how much I love them.
My wife entered the room, she looks beautiful.
"YOU R BEAUTIFUL" I shouted.
She didn't hear my words, in fact she has never heard these words from me coz I have never told her.
"GOD!!!!" I screamed. a little more time plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. I cried.
One more chance please-to hug my child, to make my mom smile.. just once, to make my dad feel proud of me at least for a moment...., to say sorry to my friends for everything I have not told and done for them-inspite of that for still being there for me..
Then I looked up and cried!!!!
"GOD!!!! ONE MORE CHANCE PLEASE!!!!"
"You shouted in your sleep," said my wife as she gently woke me up. "Did you have a nightmare?"
I was sleeping..??!!!
Oh that was just a dream..??!!
My wife was there. She could hear me.
This was the happiest moment in my life!!
I hugged her and whispered.. "U R THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND CARING WIFE IN
THIS UNIVERSE.. I REALLY LOVE U DEAR"
I just couldnt understand that in spite of a smile on her face she had tears in her eyes...
I was so HAPPY!!!!!
"THANK YOU GOD FOR GIVING ME ANOTHER CHANCE!!!"
It's not late.. Forget your egos, forget all that has happened....., and just express your love to others.... Be friendly..... Keep smiling and be happy for ever.
Friday, April 24, 2009
He raised a glass of water and asked the audience, "How heavy do you think this glass of water is?"
The students' answers ranged from 20g to 500gm.
"It does not matter on the absolute weight. It depends on how long you hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's OK.
If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you will have to call an ambulance.
It is the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
"If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, we will not be able to carry on, the burden becoming increasingly heavier."
"What you have to do is to keep the glass down, rest for a while before holding it up again."
We have to put down the burden periodically, so that we can be refreshed and are able to carry on.
So before you return home from work tonight, put the burden of work down.
Don't carry it back home. You can pick it up tomorrow.
Life is short, enjoy it
Initially, the old mule was hysterical! But as the farmer and his neighbours continued shovelling and the dirt hit his back...a thought struck him. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back...HE SHOULD SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP! This he did, blow after blow.
"Shake it off and step up...shake it off and step up...shake it off and step up!" he repeated to encourage himself. No matter how painful the blows, or distressing the situation seemed the old mule fought "panic" and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!
You're right! It wasn't long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, STEPPED TRIUMPHANTLY OVER THE WALL OF THAT WELL! What seemed like it would bury him, actually blessed him...all because of the manner in which he handled his adversity.
THAT'S LIFE! If we face our problems and respond to them positively, and refuse to give in to panic, bitterness, or self-pity...THE ADVERSITIES THAT COME ALONG TO BURY US USUALLY HAVE WITHIN THEM THE POTENTIAL TO BENEFIT AND BLESS US! Remember that FORGIVENESS--FAITH--PRAYER-- PRAISE and HOPE...all are excellent ways to "SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP" out of the wells in which we find ourselves!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite -
telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you have noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.
Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups.
Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee.
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything."
Leave the rest to GOD.
Monday, February 2, 2009
The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.
A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants....
The race began....
Honestly, no one in crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.
They heard statements such as:
"Oh, it is too difficult!!"
"They will NEVER make it to the top."
"No chance they will succeed. The tower is too high!"
The tiny frogs began collapsing one by one....
Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher....
The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up....
But ONE continued higher and higher and higher....
This one wouldn't give up!
At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!
All the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this frog managed to do it?
A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?
It turned out....
That the winner was DEAF!!!!
The wisdom of this story is:
Never listen to other people's tendencies which are negative or pessimistic.... because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you and the ones you have in your heart!
Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
ALWAYS be.... POSITIVE!
And above all:
Be DEAF when people tell YOU that YOU cannot fulfill your dreams!
Always think GOD and tell to yourself “I CAN DO THIS”!
When Life gets tough with harsh blows of suffering stormed with emotions; It seems to blur with every step we put forward and mind starts losing its control, then our heart should believe in and seek the shelter of Shri Radhavallabh Lal. When we get entangled in the dark web of mixed feelings and emotions, even lose hope to achieve our goals in life we should not give up. We should believe that after every dark night of evil is the dawn of divine, after every end lies a fresh new start. Shri Radhavallabh knows all our pains. He possesses the power to heal us in the form of Guru, Parents, an Imaginary form or even Friends. Thus the strength of belief and trust in Shriji can show us the path of light, for she stays by our side in every thick and thin without demanding anything other than belief in return.
ஒரு போட்டி நடந்தது. என்ன போட்டி தெரியுமா? ஒரே மூச்சில் நூறு இட்லிகளைச் சாப்பிட வேண்டும். பல பேர் பாதியிலேயே விலகிக் கொண்டார்கள். ஒருவன் மட்டும் விடாமல் தொடர்ந்து சாப்பிட்டுக் கொண்டே இருக்கிறான். இவன் சாப்பிடச் சாப்பிட... இன்னொருவன் ஒரு கரும்பலகையில் சாக்பீஸால் ஒரு இட்லிக்கு ஒரு கோடு வீதமாகப் போட்டுக் கொண்டே இருக்கிறான். ஒரு கட்டத்தில் கரும்பலகையில் இடமில்லை. அதைப் பற்றி, சாப்பிடுகிறவனுக்குக் கவலை இல்லை. கோடு போடுகிறவனுக்குத்தான் கவலை! சாப்பிடுகிறவன், எதைப் பற்றியும் கவலைப்படாமல் சாப்பிட்டுக் கொண்டே இருக்கிறான். கோடு போடுகிறவன் கரும்பலகையைக் கவலையோடு பார்த்தான். 99 கோடுகள் போட்டாயிற்று. இன்னொரு கோட்டுக்கு இடமில்லை. யாருக்கும் தெரியாமல் ஏற்கெனவே போட்ட சில கோடுகளை அழித்துவிட்டு... மறுபடியும் தொடர்ந்து போட ஆரம்பித்தான். ‘நூறு இட்லிகள், சாப்பிடும் போட்டி என்பது நூறையும் தாண்டிப் போய்க்கொண்டிருந்தது. சாப்பிடுகிறவனைப் பரிதாபமாகப் பார்த்தான் கோடு போடுகிறவன். சாப்பிடுகிறவன் நிறுத்துவதாகத் தெரியவில்லை. அவனுக்குக் கோடுகளைப் பற்றிக் கவலை இல்லை. ஆகவே, அவன் அண்ணாந்து பார்க்கவே இல்லை. இது கோடு போடுகிறவனுக்கு வசதியாகப் போயிற்று சாமர்த்தியமாக ஒரு கோட்டை அழிப்பது... மறுபடி அதன் மீதே இன்னொரு கோடு போடுவது... இப்படியே சமாளித்துக் கொண்டிருந்தான். அந்த சாப்பாட்டு ராமன், இது தெரியாமல் மதியம் வரை சாப்பிட்டுக் கொண்டே இருக்கிறான். கடைசியாக ஒரு கட்டத்தில் அவன் ஏதோ யோசிக்க ஆரம்பித்தான். கோடு போடுகிறவன் கேட்டான்: என்ன யோசிக்கிறே..? நீ செய்யறது எனக்கு என்னமோ சந்தேகமா இருக்கு! நான் ஒழுங்காத்தானே கோடு போட்டுக்கிட்டு வர்றேன்! சாப்பிடுகிறவன் சொன்னான்: அதெல்லாம் ஒண்ணும் வேணாம்... எல்லாக் கோட்டையும் அழிச்சுடு... மறுபடியும் முதல்லேயிருந்து வரலாம்!
எல்லையில்லாமல் இட்லிகளை உள்வாங்கிக் கொண்டிருக்கிற அந்த வயிற்றின் பெயர் என்ன தெரியுமா? அதன் பெயர்: பேராசை!
பேராசைக்காரனுக்கு உலகமெல்லாம் தந்தாலும்கூட பசி தீராது. மனத் திருப்தியுள்ளவனுக்கு ஒரு துண்டு ரொட்டியே போதுமானது! - சா அதி
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Sri. Kalyanapuram Aravamudhachariar mama came to
1. நான் யார்? - என்பது நம் உள்ளே அணுமாத்ரம் உள்ள ஜீவன்
2. உள்ளே உள்ளது யார்? - என்பது பரமாத்ம ஸ்வரூபம்
3. அந்த பரமாத்ம ஸ்வரூபத்தை அடையும் உபாயம் - பக்தி , ப்ரபத்தி முதலியன
4. உபாயத்தால் கிடைக்கும் பலன் - மோக்ஷம்
5. பலனை அடைய வரும் தடைகள் - அவைகளை பகவத் கைங்கர்யத்தால் தடுக்கலாம்
ஸ்ரீ ஸுக்தி என்னும் தீபத்தை பக்தி என்னும் எண்ணையை விட்டு நிஷ்காம்யம் என்னும் திரி போட்டு ஏற்றுவோம் . இதுவும் மாமா சொல்வதுதான் .