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Thursday, December 16, 2010

tsunami 2004 FREE SPOKEN ENGLISH THROUGH TAMIL - TRANSLATION -TSUNAMI DEC 2004

The Tsunami Disaster Dec 2004.

Dear friend, 

On the first week of December 2004 itself I purchased quite a few postcards and asked my children to get ready some greetings messages before the New Year. But when the tsunami struck on December 26, 2004 I dropped the idea of sending New Year greetings. With lot of reluctance, I posted New Year greetings message to my friends and well-wishers over the net. However, I was not sure whether what I did was right or wrong. 

Then I happened to read an article in a reputed tamil magazine I felt the article immediately relieved my sorrow. I was so impressed by the article that I re-wrote it in English for a variety of reasons.

I give below the article in English, in my style, for your information and comments on the point, if any.  **********************************************
The Tsunami Disaster  (Re-written in Tamil byEzhilarasan, Shevapet, Salem
Courtesy : Anantha Vikatan.

You can always visualize any loss as an opportunity for growth. Recently while sleeping in her bed under the sea, the giant angel, mother Earth, just turned a little. The after effect was - we all know, the Tsunami Disaster. My God ! Certain places near the seashore simply disappeared in a few minutes. Many lives were swallowed by the giant waves.  We have paid the fine for building houses near the seashore, not bothering much for the obvious hidden danger. When the sea gave lakhs and lakhs of fishes as wealth, we simply did not care to appreciate its generosity. But once when she struck hard, we immediately started considering her as our enemy.  It is very unfortunate that this calamity struck us all when we were eagerly anticipating the New Year, especially in the south India. There immediately after the New Year we have the Pongal festival.

The tsunami has put us in a dilemma whether to grieve with the affected people or celebrate the festival.  It is not necessary for all of us to go to the affected areas and sit and cry along with the people to show our solidarity. It is not compulsory for us to get drenched in their tears and cry all day. Please answer one question. Who can help a sick person? Definitely only a healthy person can do that. Similarly, who can bring back cheers to the mourning people? Definitely only a healthy person can do that. Please do not retort, "What are you saying? When a big lot is in grief, how can it be correct to be cheerful and happy? Is this the million-dollar question that arises in your mind?

Then read on. Let me tell you one thing. There are certain people who never get satisfied with what they have. Even if they have hundred comforts to enjoy, their mind will always think about the 101-th comfort that they do not have. I am not talking about this type of happiness and satisfaction.  Who told that happiness is just bursting of crackers, wearing new dresses and eating tasty dishes? Showing love is happiness, comforting a crying person is happiness, embracing a wailing person is happiness, giving a helping hand with heart and soul to a person who very badly needs help is happiness, revamping your thoughts without any anticipated benefits is happiness.

There is happiness not only in receiving. There is happiness even in giving. Science tells that food gives energy for any hungry person. But, Buddha says that if you hold back your hunger and give your food to another hungry person, this act gives you "tremendous energy". 


You have a priceless gift of Humane Nature deep inside your heart. Are you like the ungenerous jewelry merchant who was bargaining for every rupee?  Smart people always use any loss as an opportunity for their growth. Why should we not think it as an opportunity for all of us to break loose for a while from the monotonous chores of our daily life? Please take it as a unique opportunity for the sprouting up again of the most valuable humane feelings. You might not know the faces of the thousands who died in the catastrophe. But at least for a few moments, just think of them as a very close relative of yours with real solidarity.  You will immediately note that the ice inside you melting, the numbness disappearing. All the hidden goodness in your heart suddenly awakens. Now you can see mercy radiating spontaneously from your eyes when you see the affected people. Definitely all the misery for the people will melt away in a short period of time. Definitely cheers will return to all the affected people. Let us pray for this to happen quickly.

Thirukurral 796 “KADINUM ONDOOR URUTHI…” says even a disaster may give you something good. Yes, it will give you an opportunity to measure the true love of your friends. Thiru Valluvar had said this 2000 years ago.
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A washer-man was once washing the clothes in the river. Suddenly, he saw a very shinning stone in the riverbed. He picked it up and tied it on his donkey's neck. When he came back to the town for returning the washed clothes, a jewelry merchant noticed the glittering stone hanging from the donkey's neck. He called the washer-man and wanted to purchase the stone. He offered one Rupee for the stone. But the washer-man demanded five Rupees. The merchant did not agree, he was persistently bargaining with him. He was slowly increasing the bidding value rupee by rupee. Noticing this, another merchant from a nearby shop came near and said, "Okay, man, I will give Rs.1000 for this and it is the final price. No bargain. What you say?" For this, the washer-man immediately agreed. The merchant gave away Rs.1000 got the stone and went away hurriedly.  After this the first merchant came near the washer-man and told, "You fool! It was a diamond. It is worth a lakh and odd rupees. You had been stupid in selling it for just Rs.1000. For this, the washer-man replied, "What you say might be true. For me, it was just an ordinary stone, so getting Rs.1000 was a great profit. But, you knew very well that it was a diamond. And still you did not have the generosity to pay even Rs.5 for it. Now decide for yourself who is a fool."
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EZHIL ARASAN  VENKATACHALAM

Washerman and a shinning stone - A ZEN STORY

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A washer-man was once washing the clothes in the river. Suddenly, he saw a very shinning stone in the riverbed. He picked it up and tied it on his donkey's neck. When he came back to the town for returning the washed clothes, a jewelry merchant noticed the glittering stone hanging from the donkey's neck. He called the washer-man and wanted to purchase the stone. He offered one Rupee for the stone. But the washer-man demanded five Rupees. The merchant did not agree, he was persistently bargaining with him. He was slowly increasing the bidding value rupee by rupee.

Noticing this, another merchant from a nearby shop came near and said, "Okay, man, I will give Rs.1000 for this and it is the final price. No bargain. What you say?" For this, the washer-man immediately agreed. The merchant gave away Rs.1000 got the stone and went away hurriedly. 

After this the first merchant came near the washer-man and told, "You fool! It was a diamond. It is worth a lakh and odd rupees. You had been stupid in selling it for just Rs.1000. For this, the washer-man replied, "What you say might be true. For me, it was just an ordinary stone, so getting Rs.1000 was a great profit. But, you knew very well that it was a diamond. And still you did not have the generosity to pay even Rs.5 for it. Now decide for yourself who is a fool."



Ezhilarasan, Shevapet, Salem

Are you a Tamil Speaking Parent ?



Do you have children below the age of 5 years? Then read on about my Childcare Book in Tamil -KUZHANTHA VALARPIRKKU SILA UTHAVI THULIGAL (Tips for parenting). Buy it, Read it and Implement the ideas .. "MAKE YOUR CHILDREN HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL PERSONS IN LIFE"
It is an ideal gift for newly married couples or for your employees and friends. 
I wrote the book with the intention that the next generation people i.e., our children to be smarter and saner people. Please go through the English translation of the Back Cover given below. -e3ezhil.
Details about the book …

Book Title : KUZHANTHAI VALARPIRKKU SILA UTHAVI THULIGAL *(Tips for parenting) * Book code : 313 * Author: Ezhil Arasan.V *Publisher :Kannadhasan Pathipaggam, T.Nagar , Chennai –17 *First edition Dec 2002, Third reprint July,2004 .Cost .Rs.20 only. (Pages 78).

Contents
(Not available in original Tamil version)

1. One month to two years
2. Avoiding accidents
3. Three years to six years
4. Eating – a problem
5. Seven years to 12 years
6. Teenage period
7. Sexual education

First Page

"What are the things a child 'expects'
his parents should have the knowledge of ?
A collection of psychological tips to parents,
In a simple style, as if the child is
instructing the parents. "

Back Cover

"The knowledge that you directly give me and the love and affection that you shower on me, before I am two years old is very important.

It is more important than the best school and college education that you might provide to me in future. Remember that my brain attains its full capacity when I am two years old.

Hence, any the information and good things that gets inside before that is very vital.

You can start disciplining me even when I am a baby. When I am 9 months old, you can prevent me from pulling your hairs. At one, you can prevent me from breaking my own toys.

At two, you can train me to place my toys in the appropriate places.  At three, you can ask me to dispose off the dust bin in the house. By the age of eight, I would start doing useful house hold chores on my own."

Illustrative photographs

There are very illustrative photographs on each page high-lighting the point discussed.

Audience

The audience for this book are Tamilians especially who have difficulty in reading English. Hence, I had written very high concepts on childcare in tidbits form. However, in this modern, fast world, it is a good "must be" book in each and every Tamilian's house. No medical points are discussed. Only psychological tips are given here.

What made me write a book on Childcare in Tamil?

Around 1991 when my wife started to carry a baby, I happened to read many books on Childcare. The English classic "Baby and Childcare" by Dr.Benjamin Spock was my inspiration. Since, my wife had difficulty reading English book I took extensive notes in Tamil. Soon I had mastered the subject to a considerable extent. Some of my friends who saw my notes suggested it is worth to be published. Hence, I decided to write a book on the subject in a very simple style. I should thank my publisher Mr. Gandhi Kannadhasan for
having encouraged me all along.

Thanks. Happy Parenting.


Ezhilarasan, Shevapet, Salem
Courtesy :  Mr. Gandhi Kannadhasan , Kannadhasan Pathipaggam, Chennai  17.  


"Mozhi"- A Good Tamil Movie I saw.- My reviews

My review

தமிழ் மொழிபெயர்ப்பு

I   happen   to   see   a fantastic Tamil movie, "MOZHI" produced by Actor Prakashraj(Villan)   in   the   theatre   a   few   days   ago.   It   was   based   on   the    subtle   love   of   a dumb and mute  girl. (Jothika). It was a rare and nice Tamil movie.  It had a good message about  the self-confidence and independence of a Physically Challenged girl. There was  a simple comedy tract running all along the story line.

There was also a mentally affected character whose mind got stuck in the year 1985. He had a shock on hearing the accident news about his son (20 years ago). He never cried and mentally went out of order. He never knew that his son died in the accident. While everyone made fun of this mentally misplaced person (Professor), the hero casually inter-acts with him naturally and with maturity. He simply showers love towards that elderly person. Soon he almost considers him as in foster father. But one day, when the hero himself was in a great personal crisis (love with the heroine) he looses his temper and shouts at the professor in a fit of rage. He commands him to cry and come back to his senses. Slowly the professor starts crying and recovers his senses. The family thanks the hero.

It was a fantastic Tamil move with a simple and excellent comedy track running all along.
 
DO NOT MISS IT.
Guaranteed entertainment for the entire family.

"Let us try to teach our children to be compassionate 
with the fellow human beings".


Ezhilarasan, Shevapet, Salem

 


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A farmer’s clothes can be dirty

A farmer’s clothes can be dirty.
But remember his heart is pure white.


A farmer’s body can stink with sweat
But remember that only his sweating in the field
enables you to enjoy eating sweets sitting in A/c. room.


A farmer might not have a car, a fridge or a microwave oven. But remember that only his hard toil in the field
enables you to enjoy these luxuries.


A farmer in India might wear minimum clothes.
But that does not makes him cheap. Remember that you too wear minimum clothes when you go out for swimming. You dress according to your needs and conveniences.


In India 80% of the people are farmers. So, anything that you do that makes farmers rich means, that you are making yourself rich. On the contrary, anything you do that makes foreigners rich indirectly makes farmers poor.


Make India rich.
HAPPY PONGAL 2012



Let us respect the hard work of a farmer.
Let us accept that farming is a noble profession as Tiruvalluvar had already said.



Ezhilarasan, Shevapet, Salem

THIRUKURALS I LIKED -B




 THIRUKURALS I LIKED -B

425
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உலகம் தழீ இது
Make great people your friends. But never feel happy when they join and sad when they leave you. Be always neutral.
474
.
அமைதாங்கு ஒழுகான்
If you don’t get along with others, if you don’t know your true strength, if you think too much about yourself. Soon you will face doom.
477
.
ஆற்றின்  அளவு அறிந்து
Before you do charity you should clearly know the quantity of wealth you have. It should be proportionate.
480
.
உள்வரை தூக்காத
Before you do charity you should clearly know the quantity of wealth you have. Otherwise it will vanish soon.
216
.
பயன் மரம்
The money in good persons hands is like a good fruit yielding fruit standing in the centre of a village. It will benefit many.


449
.
முதல் இலார்க்கு
A business man without capital can’t be a success. Similarly persons without supporting hands cant succeed
471
.
வினை வலியும் தன வலியும்
Before to do a job you should complete analysis the power of the job, your strengths, the strength of your staff members and the strength of your competitor
469
.
நன்னு ஆற்றல்
If you don’t study the nature of everyone, even doing good may land in something bad
478
.
ஆகாறு அளவு  இட்டினும்
It is okay if the earnings are low, as long as the expenses don’t keep increasing.
598
.
உள்ளம் இல்லாதார்
The truly learned people will never say that they know everything. They are simple.



Ezhilarasan, Shevapet, Salem

THIRUKKURALS I LIKED -A

A FEW THIRUKKURALS THAT ENLIGHTENED ME RECENTLY..

என்னை வழிநடத்திய  சில திருக்குறள்கள்

595
.
வெள்ளத் அனைய மலர்நீட்டம்
The length of the stem of lotus and other water flowers are equal to the height of the water in a pond. Similarly the success of persons depends upon the highness of their thoughts and deeds
593
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ஆக்கம் இழந்தோம்
Persons who always have the fighting spirits don’t worry about the money they had lost
597
.
சிதைவிடத்து ஒல்கார்
An elephant will fight in the battle undaunted by the pangs of pains from the spears piercing its body. Similarly tough person don’t loose their spirits even in tough times
472
.
ஒல்வதறிவது
If you thoroughly study you talents and persistently stick on to your convictions, soon you will succeed
594
.
ஆக்கம் அதர்வினாய் செல்லும்
Saraswathi or the Goddess of wealth, will seek the address of persons who never loose their spirits in life. She will settle in their house for good.
596
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உள்ளுவதெல்லாம் உயர் உள்ளல்
Always think of elevated or good things. Even if doesn’t materialize don’t discontinue thinking high.
600
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உரம் ஒருவற்கு உள்ள வெறுக்கை
The true wealth is enthusiasm and a positive spirit. Persons who don’t have it are just like trees.
466
.
செய் தக்க  அல்ல
You may loose money by not doing things that you should do. You may also loose money from doing things that you should not. Be watchful
399
.
தாம் இன்புறு வது
True learned people understand the joy and wealth they attained in learning good things. They would also like the others attain the say joy and wealth. Hence they never stop learning

 வெ . எழில்  அரசன்


Ezhilarasan, Shevapet, Salem