Thursday, October 25, 2007

we'll make it through

The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
scientists whereas the
rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my
own meandering
experience... I will dispense this advice now

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh,
nevermind, you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until
they've faded. But trust
me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself
and recall in a way
you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous
you really looked. You are NOT as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that
Worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by
chewing bubblegum. The
real toubles in life are apt to be things that never
crossed your worried
mind; the kind the blindside you at 4pm on some idle

Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other peoples hearts. Don't
put up with people who
are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're
ahead, sometimes you're
behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the
insults. If you suceed in doing
this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do
with your life.
the most interesting people I know didn't know at 22
what they wanted to do
with their lives, some of the most ineresting 40 year
olds I know still

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll
have children, maybe you
won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40. Maybe you'll dance
the funky chicken on
your 75th wedding anniversary.... Whatever you do,
don't congratulate
yourself too much or berate yourself either - your
choices are half chance,
so are everybody else's

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can... don't be
afraid of it, or what
other people think of it... it's the greatest instrument
you'll ever own.

Dance... even if you have nowhere else to do it but in
your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines they will only make
you feel UGLY.

Brother and sister together we'll make it through.
Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there.
I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there for you.
And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they
might be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; They're your best link to your
past, and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come and go, except for the
precious few you should
hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography
and lifestyle because the
older you get, the more you need the people you knew
when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes
you hard. Live in
Northern California once, but, leave before it makes
you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise,
Politicians will
philander, you too will get old. And when you do, you'll
fantasize that when
you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians
were noble, and children
respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe
you'll have a trust fund,
maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse; but you never
know when either one might
run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're
40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with
those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia; dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past
from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly
parts, and
recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.


Everybody's free. Everybody's free.

Monday, October 15, 2007

azhuthavar kangalai yaar thudaithalum avanum ramanum ondru

Samaivippathu (pakkuvapaduthuvathu) Samayam ...

Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye je
[One who is a vaishnav]
PeeD paraayi jaaNe re
[Knows the pain of others]
Par-dukhkhe upkaar kare toye
[Does good to others, esp. to those ones who are in misery]
Man abhimaan na aaNe re
[Does not let pride enter his mind]

SakaL lok maan sahune vande
[A Vaishnav, Tolerates and praises the the entire world]
Nindaa na kare keni re
[Does not say bad things about anyone]
Vaach kaachh man nishchaL raakhe
[Keeps his/her words, actions and thoughts pure]
Dhan-dhan janani teni re
[O Vaishnav, your mother is blessed (dhanya-dhanya)]


Sam-drishti ne trishna tyaagi
[A Vaishnav sees everything equally, rejects greed and avarice]
Par-stree jene maat re
[Considers some one else's wife/daughter as his mother]
Jivha thaki asatya na bole
[The toungue may get tired, but will never speak lies]
Par-dhan nav jhaalee haath re
[Does not even touch someone else's property]

Moh-maaya vyaape nahi jene
[A Vaishnav does not succumb to worldly attachments]
DriDh vairaagya jena man maan re
[Who has devoted himself to stauch detachment to worldly
Ram naam shoon taaLi laagi
[Who has been edicted to the elixir coming by the name of Ram]
SakaL tirath tena tan maan re
[For whom all the religious sites are in the mind]

VaN-lobhi ne kapaT-rahit chhe
[Who has no greed and deciet]
Kaam-krodh nivaarya re
[Who has renounced lust of all types and anger]
BhaNe Narsaiyyo tenun darshan karta
[The poet Narsi will like to see such a person]
KuL ekoter taarya re
[By who's virtue, the entire family gets salvation]

Sunday, October 7, 2007

ஒரு தோல்வியினால், புது வேள்வியினால் இங்கு சோதனை தீர்ந்துவிடும்,

மனிதா மனிதா இனி உன் விழிகள் சிவந்தால் உலகம் விடியும்,
விழியில் வழியும் உதிரம் முழுதும் இனி உன் சரிதம் எழுதும்
அசையும் கொடிகள் உயரும் உயரும்
நிலவின் முதுகை உரசும்

சில ஆறுகள் நீளுதடா.. வரலாறுகள் ஆனதடா..
பசியால் பல ஏழைகள் சாவது என்பது தேசியம் ஆனதடா
இனி தேன் வரும் என்பதும் பால் வரும் என்பதும் ஜோசியம் ஆனதடா..
அட சாட்டைகளே இங்கு தீர்வுகள் என்பது சூசகம் ஆனதடா...

ஒளி வீசுக சூரியனே யுகம் மாறுது வாலிபனே..
ஒரு தோல்வியினால், புது வேள்வியினால் இங்கு சோதனை தீர்ந்துவிடும்,
சில ஆயிரமாயிரம் சூரிய தீபங்கள் பூமியில் தோன்றி விடும்.
அட சாமரம் வீசிய பாமர ஜாதிகள் சாதனை கண்டுவிடும்.

மனிதா மனிதா இனி உன் விழிகள் சிவந்தால் உலகம் விடியும்,

அருமையான பாடல் வரிகள்..... என்னால் எல்லாருக்கும் எல்லாமும் என்ற கூற்றை ஏற்றுகொள்ள முடிந்ததில்லை... தவம் செய்வார் தம் கருமம் (பணி) செய்வார் என்பது உறுதி... வாழ்க்கையில் ஓரளவு நல்ல நிலையில் உள்ள ஒவ்வொருவரும் மற்றொரு மனிதனுடயை வாழ்க்கை தரத்தை உயர்த்த முடிந்தன செய்தால்.. சமுதாயம் சமமாகும். தானத்தினால் அல்ல... செயலூக்கத்தினால்... கல்வியினால்... வாழ்க்கை கல்வியினால்... இணையத்திலேயே, இதயத்திலும் உள்ள பல நண்பர்கள் இதை செய்கிறார்கள்... ஆனால் நமது நாட்டிற்கு இன்னும் பலம் வாய்ந்த பெரியதொரு சேனை தேவை... அறியாமையால் உள்ள அழுக்கை கொன்று, ஆக்கத்தினை உருவாக்க ....