Friday, November 23, 2007

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm- a fluid filled within my backbone called 'abundant energy'. Others and I called it as "nature" and its in me in exxxxcess..

Now, I see that this fluid tank can run low and run out sooner. Looks like "it may break my backbone". Probably a dangerous observation or speculation !! Can consider it as warning, if there is some expectation out from me!!

Who knows if it can bring out a "new nature"- some sort of adaptation to survive the damage !!

Nothing novel to convey to the surrounding !! Just the third law !! Give the fluid back to ME if you need some enthusiam to infect you with !!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Snake and Ladder - Paramapadham

Now, the second Thirupaavai song (with lyrics and meaning in english & tamil + music link) telling us how should we be in Margazhi ! Click here!

Guys,

Most of us know that snake and ladder is our "Paramapadham". But did you know that each ladder and each snake (at a specific position/kattam) are unique and denote a Virtue or Vice respectively?
Read the cut-pasted post below. May be we should memorize and teach the virtues and vices to the next generation

" The game had its origin in India and was called Moksha Patam or Parama Padam or Mokshapat. It was used to teach Hinduism and Hindu values to children. The British renamed it as Snake and Ladders.
Now, when and who created this game? Most people believe it was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. There are certain references which take the game back to 2nd century BC.
The ladders represented virtues and snakes vices. In the original game square 12 was faith, 51 was Reliability, 57 was Generosity, 76 was Knowledge, and 78 was Asceticism. These were the squares were the ladder was found.
Square 41 was for Disobedience, 44 for Arrogance, 49 for Vulgarity, 52 for Theft, 58 for Lying, 62 for Drunkenness, 69 for Debt, 84 for Anger, 92 for Greed, 95 for Pride, 73 for Murder and 99 for Lust. These were the squares were the snake was found.
The Square 100 represented Nirvana or Moksha.
The British took the game to England in 1892 and named it Snake and Ladders and changed it according to Victorian values"


From:http://www.hindu-blog.com/2006/11/snake-and-ladders-had-its-origin-in.html

When you observe the virtues, with increase in the position number, better virtues are aligned and the highest being the best. In the same way, the worser vices are aligned.

From this list, it seems lust is the worst thingaame!!! Makkale pathu nadanthukonga:)-

On a serious note, arranging them in the increasing order

12 Faith
41 Disobeidience
44 Arrogance
49 Vulgarity
51 Reliablility
52 Theft
57 Generosity
58 Lying
62 Drunkenness
69 Debt
73 Murder
76 Knowledge
78 Asceticism
84 Anger
92 Greed
99 Lust
100 Moksha

All I can deduce is this

84, 92, 99 are kaamam, krodham and lobham - the 3 worst things and are the major hinderances to attain moksha even if you are ascetic or knowledgeable !

Can you decipher anything out reg. the significance of the number or the order... input please??

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Kudhookalam

Now, Thiruppaavai in english and tamil with meaning..Maargazhikkula meaning therinjuppom vaanga... Click here !!

My dear Makkaaaaa!!

Kutti priya was vettipriya till 2007. But, unbelievably busy now a days..Ellam Ph. D. dhaan.. Vera enna iruka mudiyum.. As my friend says " 'Ural'ukkulla vizhundaachu..Idi pattu dhaane aaganum"... Missing those days when I used to sit reading blogs sipping coffee every now and then..

Well, ennatha solla..Makkale..matter onnum illa..pulambals of life dhaan everyday.. Timae illa..

Well, 2 weeks ago, I drove up to Texas A &M University from El Paso via Austin to give a presentation. I started early morning from austin on a friday. The two hour drive to A&M is simply suberb and memorable. I always had a weird interest to go around pastoral place on a working day. I mean that I should not go in a gang to see such a scenic place but should go myself when my friends and faculty are working in their offices. In brief, naan vettiya sutharche adhu working daya irukanum..May be, that wish of mine being fullfilled during that visit made me happy from within. May be enna May be - adhaan!!

Hyundai Sonata - Pastoral scenary with Cows and goats in farm land (I love cows and horses) - Ilayaraja's 'Elangaathu Vessudhe' Song played - - Tears came out from my eyes- Enjoyed like anything. All of a sudden, you see a sign board saying College station (the location where A&M univ is ). I was like.. Oh my God!!

Nobody can imagine that a university can be in that area. Yeh, the univ is in between a big farming area. The town " college station " has nothing other than the university and Texas A&M is so huge.. Never have I seen such a big university - probably the second biggest univ in U.S.A i guess. It had resemblence of BITS, Pilani... I started living in the past for a while..

As usual, I got lost inside this big campus. So, I got a chance to go around the whole campus.
Man... I enjoyed the feel ..everybody working around me. I am roaming around campus..After a while, finally... I felt responsible that I need to be at the meeting, came out of the dream world and identified the alumni center and reached - Ofcourse late.. but much earlier to my talk time.

It was a presentation contest.. Ammaavukku bayamee illa..because my thoughts were full of happiness and admiration for the drive and location. Never I got so much out of my own control..loosened feel..irresponsible.. Thanni adichaa ipdi dhaan irukum pola irukku- inam puriyaadha sandhosham!! Well, my talk went okay. I made a lot of friends within hours from different univs in texas who were at the meeting. I asked some of the Aggies (Texas A & M ites) to show me around and they did. Ammavukku consolation prize kedachudhu. But somehow, I was not having any emotion towards it..Mannn..

Vaazhkaiyla manasukulla aasai pattadhu (evlo sillya irundhaalum) namma edhir paakadha timela nirai verumbodhu kedaikra sandhosham - rather we shall call it "kudhookalam"- Chaanse illa..

Getting reminded of these lines in the song "angel vandhaale" - " Neerukkul poothirundha poovonrai neendhi vandhu arindhaye.. nandri uyire"