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    Story : The snake and axe 

    A carpenter went home after shutting down his workshop. A snake entered his workshop.

    The snake was hungry and hoped to find its supper lurking somewhere within. It slithered from one end to another and accidentally bumped into a double-edged metal axe and got very slightly injured.

    In anger and seeking revenge, the snake bit the axe with full force. What could a bite do to a metallic axe? Instead the cobra’s mouth started bleeding. Out of fury and arrogance, the cobra tried its best to strangle and kill the object that was causing it pain by wrapping itself very tightly around the blades.

    The next day when the carpenter opened the workshop, he found a seriously cut, dead cobra wrapped around the axe blades. The cobra died not because of someone else’s fault but faced these consequences merely because of its own anger and wrath.

    Sometimes when angry, we try to cause harm to others but as time passes by, we realize that we have caused more harm to ourselves. For a happy life, it’s best we should learn to ignore and overlook some things, people, incidents, affairs and matters.

    It is not necessary that we show a reaction to everything. Step back and ask yourself if the matter is really worth responding or reacting to.



     
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    The time is always right to do what is right.

    -Martin Luther King Jr.



     
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    Leap, and the net will appear.
    -John Burroughs



     
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    A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
    -John Burroughs



     
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    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    -Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953



     
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    It is better to burn out than to fade away.
    -Neil Young / Rust never sleeps / 1979
    -Kurt Cobain / Suicide note / 1994



     
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    The true knowledge of the self is not a knowledge. It is not something that you find by searching, by looking everywhere. It is not to be found in space and time. Knowledge is but a memory, a pattern of thought, a mental habit. All these are motivated by pleasure and pain. It is because you are goaded by pleasure and pain that you are in search of knowledge. Being oneself is completely beyond all motivation. You cannot be yourself for some reason. You are yourself and no reason is needed.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj



     
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    Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.

    -Og Mandino



     
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    Only put off until tomorrow what you’re willing to die having left undone.

    -Pablo Picasso



     
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    If you do not enjoy what you are doing, you will never be good at it.

    -Luke Parker



     
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    The power to question is the basis of all human progress.

    ―Indira Gandhi



     
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    Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.

    -Vijayalakshmi Pandit



     
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    Where the Mind is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore 

    Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
    Where knowledge is free;
    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
    Where words come out from the depth of truth;
    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection:
    Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
    Where the mind is lead forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–
    Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.



     
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    Last Curtain by Rabindranath Tagore 

    I know that the day will come
    when my sight of this earth shall be lost,
    and life will take its leave in silence,
    drawing the last curtain over my eyes.

    Yet stars will watch at night,
    and morning rise as before,
    and hours heave like sea waves
    casting up pleasures and pains.

    When I think of this end of my moments,
    the barrier of the moments breaks
    and I see by the light of death
    thy world with its careless treasures.

    Rare is its lowliest seat,
    rare is its meanest of lives.
    Things that I longed for in vain
    and things that I got
    —let them pass.
    Let me but truly possess
    the things that I ever spurned
    and overlooked.

    The poem ‘Last Curtain’ explains the vulnerability one feels at the time of death. The actual treasures one can take to the grave are none but his deeds of good. The poem conveys the message that the things that matter the most at death, are those virtues that are considered as least important by many men during their lives.



     
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    Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.

    -Brian Tracy



     
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    It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed.

    -Theodore Roosevelt



     
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    Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.

    -Barbara Johnson



     
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    The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

    -Walt Disney



     
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    Once you know that death happens to the body and not to you, you just watch your body falling off like a discarded garment. Once you know that the body alone dies and not the continuity of memory and the sense of “I am” reflected in it, you are afraid no longer.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj



     
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    What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.

    -Eleanor Powell



     
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    When we feel broken and weak, all we have to do is wait. The spring returns, the winter snows melt and their water gives us new energy.

    -Paulo Coelho



     
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    Thedi Choru Nidham Thinru – தேடிச் சோறுநிதந் தின்று 

    தேடிச் சோறுநிதந் தின்று
    பல சின்னஞ் சிறுகதைகள் பேசி
    மனம் வாடித் துன்பமிக உழன்று
    பிறர் வாடப் பல செயல்கள் செய்து
    நரை கூடிப் கிழப்பருவம் எய்தி
    கொடுங் கூற்றுக் கிரையெனப்பின் மாயும்
    பல வேடிக்கை மனிதரைப் போலே
    நான் வீழ்வே னென்று நினைத்தாயோ?

    நின்னைச் சிலவரங்கள் கேட்பேன் – அவை
    நேரே இன்றெனக்குத் தருவாய் – என்றன்
    முன்னைத் தீயவினைப் பயன்கள் – இன்னும்
    மூளா தழிந்திடுதல் வேண்டும் – இனி
    என்னைப் புதியவுயி ராக்கி – எனக்
    கேதுங் கவலையறச் செய்து – மதி
    தன்னை மிகத்தெளிவு செய்து – என்றும்
    சந்தோஷங் கொண்டிருக்கச் செய்வாய்



     
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    Acchhamillai Acchamillai – அச்சல்லை யச்சமில்லை 

    அச்சல்லை யச்சமில்லை அச்ச்மனெப தில்லையே
    இச்ச்கத்து ளோரெல்லாம் எதிர்த்துநின்ற பொதினும்
    அச்சல்லை யச்சமில்லை அச்ச்மனெப தில்லையே
    துச்ச்மாக வெண்ணிநம்மை தூறுசெய்த பொதினும்
    அச்சல்லை யச்சமில்லை அச்ச்மனெப தில்லையே
    பிச்சைவாங்கி உண்னும்வாழ்க்கை பெற்றுவிட்ட பொதினும்
    அச்சல்லை யச்சமில்லை அச்ச்மனெப தில்லையே
    இச்சைகொண்ட பொருளெலாம் இழந்துவிட்ட பொதினும்
    அச்சல்லை யச்சமில்லை அச்ச்மனெப தில்லையே
    கச்சணிந்த கொங்கைமாதர் கண்க்ள்வீசு போதினும்
    அச்சல்லை யச்சமில்லை அச்ச்மனெப தில்லையே
    நச்சைவாயி லேகொண்ர்ந்து நண்பரூட்டு பொதினும்
    அச்சல்லை யச்சமில்லை அச்ச்மனெப தில்லையே
    பச்சையூ னியைந்த்வேற் படைக்ள்வந்த பொதினும்
    அச்சல்லை யச்சமில்லை அச்ச்மனெப தில்லையே
    உச்சிமீது வானிடிந்து வீழுகின்ற் பொதினும்
    அச்சல்லை யச்சமில்லை அச்ச்மனெப தில்லையே



     
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    Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.

    -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince



     
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    Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.

    ― Eric Thomas



     
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    Shiva Tandava Stotram – Meaning in English 

    Shiva Tandava Stotram is a hymn of praise in the Hindu tradition that describes Shiva‘s power and beauty. It was sung by the son of Rishi Vishrawas (aka Vishrava), Ravana whose brother is Kubera. Both the fourth and fifth quatrains of this hymn conclude with lists of Shiva’s epithets as destroyer, even the destroyer of death itself.Alliteration and onomatopoeia create roiling waves of resounding beauty in this example of Hindu devotional poetry.
    In the final quatrain of the poem, after tiring of rampaging across the Earth, Ravana asks, “When will I be happy?” Because of the intensity of his prayers and ascetic meditation, of which this hymn was an example, Ravana received from Shiva the boon of indestructibility by all powers on heaven and earth — except by a human being. Disdaining the seeming weakness of humans, Ravana abducted the wife of Rama, Lord Vishnu incarnate. India’s great epic, the Ramayana, tells the story of this abduction and of the battle between Lord Rama and Ravana which shook the universe.
    The stotra is in the Aryageeti (आर्यागीति) style, a variant of the Arya (आर्य) style. There are 32 syllables per half shloka.
    Shiva Tandava Mantra is a great prayer of Dancing Shiva and those who reads Siva Tandav Stotra at the end of every worship or, reads it after worship of Lord Shiva on the Pradosha day, will get by the blessing of Lord Shiva, and the affectionate sight of god of wealth.

    Shiva Tandava Stotram
    Jatatavee galajjala pravaha pavitasthale,
    Gale avalabhya lambithaam bhujanga tunga malikaam,
    Damaddamaddama ddama ninnadava damarvayam,
    Chakara chanda tandavam tanotu na shivh shivam. 1

    That Shiva, Who have long-garlands of the snake king (cobra) at the neck which is purified by the flow of trickling water-drops in the forest-like twisted hair-locks, Who danced the fierce Tāṇḍava-dance to the music of a sounding-drum, — may bless us.[1]

    Jata kataha sambhramabhramanillimpa nirjari,
    Vilola veechi vallari viraja mana moordhani,
    Dhaga dhaga dhaga jjwala lalata patta pavake,
    Kishora Chandra shekare ratih prati kshanam mama. 2

    At every moment, may I find pleasure in Shiva, Whose head is situated in between the creeper-like unsteady waves of Nilimpanirjharī (Gańgā), in whose head unsteadily fire (energy) is fuming the like twisted hair-locks, Who has crackling and blazing fire at the surface of forehead, and Who has a crescent-moon (young moon) at the forehead.[2]

    Dhara dharendra nandini vilasa bhandhu bhandura,
    Sphuradriganta santati pramoda mana manase,
    Kripa kataksha dhorani niruddha durdharapadi,
    Kwachi digambare mano vinodametu vastuni. 3

    May my mind seeks happiness in Shiva, Whose mind has the shining universe and all the living-beings inside, Who is the charming sportive-friend of the daughter of the mountain-king of the Earth ( Himālaya’s daughter parvati), Whose uninterrupted series of merciful-glances conceals immense-troubles, and Who has direction as His clothes.[3]

    Jata bhujanga pingala sphurat phana mani prabha,
    Kadamba kumkuma drava pralipta digwadhu mukhe,
    Madhandha sindhura sphuratwagu uttariyamedure,
    Manovinodamadbhutam bibhartu bhoota bhartari. 4

    May my mind hold in Shiva, by Whom — with the light from the jewels of the shining-hoods of creeper-like yellow-snakes — the face of Dikkanyās’ are smeared with Kadamba-juice like red Kuńkuma, Who looks dense due to the glittering skin-garment of an intoxicated elephant, and Who is the Lord of the ghosts.[4]

    Lalata chatwara jwaladdhanam jaya sphulingaya,
    Nipeeta pancha sayakam namannilimpanayakam,
    Sudha mayookha lekhaya virajamana shekharam,
    Maha kapali sampade, sirijjatalamastunah. 5

    For a long time, may Shiva — Whose foot-basement is grey due to the series of pollen dust from flowers at the head of Indra (Sahasralocana) and all other demi-gods, Whose matted hairlocks are tied by a garland of the king of snakes, and Who has a head-jewel of the friend of cakora bird — produce prosperity.[5]

    Sahastralochana prabhrityashesha lekha shekhara,
    Prasoona dhooli dhorani vidhu saranghripeethabhuh,
    Bhujangaraja Malaya nibaddha jaata jootakah,
    Shriyai chiraya jayatam chakora bandhu shekharah. 6

    May we acquire the possession of tress-locks of shiva, Which absorbed the five-arrows (of Kaamadeva) in the sparks of the blazing fire stored in the rectangular-forehead, Which are being bowed by the leader of supernatural-beings, Which have an enticing-forehead with a beautiful streak of crescent-moon.[6]

    Karala bhala pattika dhagaddhadhagaddha gajjwala,
    Ddhananjayahuti kruta prachanda panchasayake ,
    Dharadharendra nandini kuchagra chithrapathraka,
    Prakalpanaikashilpini, trilochane ratirmama. 7

    May I find pleasure in Trilocana, Who offered the five great-arrows (of Kāmadeva) to the blazing and chattering fire of the plate-like forehead, and Who is the sole-artist placing variegated artistic lines on the breasts of the daughter of Himālaya (Pārvatī).[7]

    Naveena megha mandali niruddha durdharatsphurat,
    Kuhuh nisheethineetamah prabhandha baddha kandharah,
    Nilimpa nirjhari dharastanotu krutti sundarah,
    Kalanidhana bandhurah shriyam jagat durandharah. 8

    May Shiva — Whose cord-tied neck is dark like a night with shining-moon obstructed by a group of harsh and new clouds, Who holds the River Gańgā, Whose cloth is made of elephant-skin, Who has a curved and crescent moon placed at the forehead, and Who bears the universe — expand [my] wealth.[8]

    Prafulla neela pankaja prapancha kalimaprabha,
    Valambi kantha kandali ruchi prabandha kandharam,
    Smarchchhidam purachchhidam bhavachchhidam makhachchhidam,
    Gajachchhidandha kachchhidam tamant kachchhidam bhaje. 9

    I adore Shiva, Who supports the dark glow of blooming blue lotus series at around the girdle of His neck, Who cuts-off Smara (Kāmadeva), Who cuts-off Pura, Who cuts-off the mundane existence, Who cuts-off the sacrifice (of Dakṣa), Who cuts-off the demon Gaja, Who cuts-off Andhaka, and Who cuts-off Yama (death).[9]

    Akharva sarva mangalaa kalaa kadamba manjari,
    Rasa pravaha madhuri vijrumbhane madhuvritam,
    Smrantakam, purantakam, bhavantakam, makhantakam,
    Gajantakandhakantakam tamantakantakam bhaje. 10

    I adore Shiva, Who only eats the sweet-flow of nectar from the beautiful flowers of Kadamba-trees which are the abode of all important auspicious qualities, Who destroys Smara (Kāmadeva), Who destroys Pura, Who destroys the mundane existence, Who destroys the sacrifice (of Dakṣa), Who destroys the demon Gaja, Who destroys Andhaka, and Who destroys Yama (death).[10]

    Jayatwadabhra vibhrama bhramadbujanga mashwasad,
    Vinirgamat, kramasphurat, karala bhala havya vaat,
    Dhimiddhimiddhimi maddhwanan mridanga tunga mangala,
    Dhwani krama pravartitah prachanda tandawah shivah. 11

    May Shiva, Whose dreadful forehead has oblations of plentiful, turbulent and wandering snake-hisses — first coming out and then sparking, Whose fierce tāṇḍava-dance is set in motion by the sound-series of the auspicious and best-drum (ḍamaru) — which is sounding with ‘dhimit-dhimit’ sounds, be victorious.[11]

    Drushadwichitra talpayor bhujanga mauktikastrajor,
    Garishtha ratna loshtayoh suhrid wipaksha pakshayoh,
    Trinara vinda chakshushoh praja mahee mahendrayoh,
    Samapravrittikah katha sadashivam bhajamyaham. 12

    When will I adore SadāShiva with an equal vision towards varied ways of the world, a snake or a pearl-garland, royal-gems or a lump of dirt, friend or enemy sides, a grass-eyed or a lotus-eyed person, and common men or the king.[12]

    Kada nilimpa nirjharee nikunja kotare vasan,
    Vimukta durmatih sada shirahstha manjali vahan,
    Vilola lola lochane lalama bhala lagnakah,
    Shiveti mantra muchcharan kada sukhee bhavamyaham. 13

    Living in the hollow of a tree in the thickets of River Gańgā, always free from ill-thinking, bearing añjali at the forehead, free from lustful eyes, and forehead and head bonded, when will I become content while reciting the mantra ‘‘Shiva?’’[13]

    Nilimpnath naagaree kadamb mauli mallika,
    nigumpha nirbharkshanm dhooshnika manoharah.
    tanotu no manomudam vinodineem maharshinam,
    parshriyam param padam tadanjatvisham chayah.14

    Divine beauty of different parts of Lord Shiv which are enlighted by fragrence of the flowers decorating the twisted hairlocks of angles may always bless us with happiness and pleasure.[14]

    prachanda wadavaanal prabha shubh pracharinee,
    mahaasht siddhi kaaminee janavahoot jalpana.
    vimukta vaam lochano vivaah kaalikdhvanih,
    shiveti mantra bhooshano jagajjayaay jaaytaam.15

    The Shakti (energy) which is capable of burning all the sins and spreading welfare of all and the pleasent sound produced by angles during enchanting the pious Shiv mantra at the time of Shiv-Parvati Vivah may winover & destroy all the sufferings of the world.[15]

    Imam hi nitya meva mukta muttamottamstavam,
    Pathantaram bhunannaro vishuddhmeti santatam,
    Hare Gurau sa bhaktimashu yati nanyatha gati,
    Vimohanam hi dehinaa tu shankarasya chitanam. 16

    Reading, remembering, and reciting this eternal, having spoken thus, and the best among best eulogy indeed incessantly leads to purity. In preceptor Hara (Śhiva) immediately the state of complete devotion is achieved; no other option is there. Just the thought of Śhiva (Śhańkara) is enough for the people.[16]

    Poojavasana samaye dasha vaktra geetam,
    Yah shambhu poojana param pathati pradoshe,
    Tasyasthiraam ratha gajendra turanga yuktaam,
    Lakshmeem sadaiva sumukheem pradadaati shambuh. 17

    At the time of prayer-completion, that who reads this song by Daśavaktra (Rāvaṇa) after the prayer of Śambhu — Śambhu gives him stable wealth including chariots, elephants and horses, and beautiful face.[17]

    Iti Shree Ravanavirachitam, Shiva tandava stotram, Sampoornam.
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    I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach the destination.

    -Jimmy Dean



     
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    If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule : Never lie to yourself.

    -Paulo Coelho



     
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    It is not the mountain that we conquer but ourselves.

    -Sir Edmund Hillary



     
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    Dont talk unless you can improve the silence.

    -Jorge Luis Borges



     
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    எங்கே வாழ்க்கை தொடங்கும் அது எங்கே எவ்விதம் முடியும்
    இதுதான் பாதை இதுதான் பயணம் என்பது யாருக்கும் தெரியாது
    எங்கே வாழ்க்கை தொடங்கும் அது எங்கே எவ்விதம் முடியும்
    இதுதான் பாதை இதுதான் பயணம் என்பது யாருக்கும் தெரியாது
    பாதையெல்லாம் மாறிவரும் பயணம் முடிந்துவிடும்
    மாறுவதை புரிந்துகொண்டால் மயக்கம் தெளிந்துவிடும்

    நினைப்பதெல்லாம் நடந்துவிட்டால்
    படம் : நெஞ்சில் ஓரு ஆலயம்
    இசை : MS விஸ்வநாதன்
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    Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.

    -Anne Shirley



     
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    Birth, , , Pattinaththaar, ,   


    பட்டினத்தார்- ஒரு மட மாதும் : Oru mada maathum 

    ஒரு மட மாதும் ஒருவனும் ஆகி
    இன்ப சுகம் தரும் அன்பு பொருந்தி
    உணர்வு கலங்கி ஒழுகிய விந்து
    ஊறு சுரோணித மீது கலந்து
    பனியிலோர் பாதி சிறு துளி மாது
    பண்டியில் வந்து புகுந்து திரண்டு
    பதுமரரும்பு கமடம் இதென்று
    பார்வைமெய் வாய்செவி கால்கைகள் என்ற
    உருவமும் ஆகி உயிர் வளர் மாதம்
    ஒன்பதும் ஒன்றும் நிறைந்து மடந்தை
    உதரமகன்று புவியில் விழுந்து
    யோகமும் வாரமும் நாளும் அறிந்து

    ஒளிநகை ஊறல் இதழ் மடவாரும்
    உவந்து முகந்திட வந்து தவழ்ந்து
    மடியில் இருந்து மழலை மொழிந்து
    வா இரு போ என நாமம் விளம்ப
    உடைமணி ஆடை அரைவடம் ஆட
    உண்பவர் தின்பவர் தங்களொடுண்டு
    தெருவினிலிருந்து புழுதி அளைந்து
    தேடிய பாலரடோடி நடந்து
    அஞ்சு வயதாகி விளையாடியே

    உயர்தரு ஞான குரு உபதேசம்
    முத்தமிழின் கலையும் கரை கண்டு
    வளர்பிறை என்று பலரும் விளம்ப
    வாழ் பதினாறு பிராயமும் வந்து
    மதனசொரூபன் இவன் என மோக
    மங்கையர் கண்டு மருண்டு திரண்டு
    வரிவிழி கொண்டு சுழிய எறிந்து
    மாமயில்போல் அவர் போவது கண்டு
    மனது பொறாமல் அவர் பிறகோடி
    தேடிய மாமுதல் சேர வழங்கி

    வளமையும் மாறி இளமையும் மாறி
    வன்பல் விழுந்திருகண்கள் இருண்டு
    வயது முதிர்ந்து நரைதிரை வந்து
    வாதவிரோத குரோதமடைந்து
    செங்கையில் ஓர் தடியும் ஆகியே

    வருவது போவது ஒருமுதுகூனும்
    மந்தி எனும்படி குந்தி நடந்து
    மதியும் அழிந்து செவிதிமிர் வந்து
    வாய் அறியாமல் விடாமல் மொழிந்து
    கலகலவென்று மலசலம் வந்து
    கால்வழி மேல்வழி சார நடந்து

    கடன்முறை பேசும் என உரைநாவும்
    உறங்கிவிழுந்து கைகொண்டு மொழிந்து
    கடைவழி கஞ்சி ஒழுகிட வந்து
    பூதமும் நாலு சுவாசமும் நின்று
    நெஞ்சு தடுமாறி வரும் நேரமே

    வளைபிறை போல எயிரும் உரோமம்
    முன்சடையும் சிறுகுஞ்சியும் விஞ்ச
    மனதும் இருண்ட வடிவும் இலங்க
    மாமலை போல் யமதூதர்கள் வந்து
    வலைகொடு வீசி உயிர்கொடு போக
    மைந்தரும் வந்து குனிந்தழ நொந்து
    மடியில் விழுந்து மனைவி புலம்ப
    மாழ்கினரே இவர் காலமறிந்து

    வரிசை கெடாமல் எடும் எனஓடி
    வந்திள மைந்தர் குனிந்து சுமந்து
    கடுகி நடந்து சுடலை அடைந்து
    மானிட வாழ்வென வாழ்வென நொந்து
    விறகிடமூடி அழல் கொடுபோட
    வெந்து விழுந்து முறிந்து நிணங்கள்
    உருகி எலும்பு கருகி அடங்கி
    ஓர்பிடி நீறும் இலாத உடம்பை
    நம்பும் அடியேனை இனி ஆளுமே



     
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    Spiritual practice is will asserted and re-asserted. Who has not the daring will not accept the real even when offered. Unwillingness born out of fear is the only obstacle.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj (I am that, Chapter 38)



     
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    , , , Honesty, , ,   


    Whatever you do for the sake of truth, will take you to truth. Only be earnest and honest. The shape it takes hardly matters.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj, (I am that, Chapter 38)



     
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    Success is something you attract by the person you become.

    -Jim Rohn



     
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    , , ,   


    There never was any journey. I am, as I always was.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj



     
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    , ,   


    Love cannot be said or heard.

    -Rumi



     
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    , Jeffrey Gitomer, , ,   


    Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.

    -Jeffrey Gitomer



     
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    , , ,   


    Change is not pleasant, But change is constant. Only when we change and grow, We’ll see a world we never know.

    -Wisdom of The Orange Woodpecker



     
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    , , , ,   


    All things are created twice. There’s a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things.

    -Stephen Covey



     
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    , , Plan, ,   


    If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

    –Jim Rohn



     
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    Celestine Chua, Fun, , Retirement,   


    Instead of thinking about what you are going to do when you retire, think about how you can do that now and make a living from it.

    –Celestine Chua



     
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    , Need, , ,   


    Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill.

    -Jim Rohn



     
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    The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work

    –Richard Bach



     
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    , Niccolo Machiavelli, , ,   


    Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.

    –Niccolo Machiavelli



     
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    , , , , ,   


    The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.

    –Ralph Waldo Emerson



     
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    , Leonardo Da Vinci, ,   


    Who sows virtue reaps honor.

    -Da Vinci



     
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    , , , , Viktor Frankl,   


    Nothing is likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life.

    -Viktor Frankl



     
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    Endurance, , , , ,   


    Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.

    -Winston Churchill



     
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