Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Konnichiwa Aka Chan


Original / Romaji Lyrics
English Translation
konnichi wa akachan  anata no egao
konnichi wa akachan  anata no nakigoe
sono chiisana te  tsuburana hitomi
hajimemashite  watashi ga MAMA yo


Hello, my baby! Your smile
Hello, my baby! Your cries
Your tiny hands and round eyes
How do you do? I'm Mommy!


konnichi wa akachan  anata no inochi
konnichi wa akachan  anata no mirai
kono shiawase ga  PAPA no nozomi yo
hajimemashite  watashi ga MAMA yo


Hello, my baby! Your life
Hello, my baby! Your future
This happiness is what Daddy desires
How do you do? I'm Mommy!


futari dake no  ai no shirushi

sukoyaka ni utsukushiku  sodate to inoru


This is the mark of love for the two of 
us alone
I'll pray to raise you healthy and 

beautiful


konnichi wa akachan  onegai ga aru no
konnichi wa akachan  tokidoki wa PAPA to
HORA futari dake no  shizukana yoru o
tsukutte 


hoshii no  oyasumi nasai
onegai akachan
oyasumi akachan  watashi ga MAMA yo


Hello, my baby! I have a request
Hello, my baby! Sometimes, Daddy and I
You see, we want you to make a quiet 

night
Just for us--so good night
Please, my baby
Good night, my baby! I'm Mommy!

Aangikam Bhuvanam

Aangikam Bhuvanam yasya,
vaachikam sarvavaangmayam
Aaharyam Chandratharaadi,
tham numah saathvikam shivam


   Whose bodily movement is the (entire) universe
   Whose speech is the language of (of the universe),
   Whose ornaments are the moon and the stars
   Him we worship, the serene Lord shiva 




Why this Kolaveri .



yo boys i am singing song
soup song
flop song
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
rhythm correct
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
maintain this
why this kolaveri..di

distance la moon-u moon-u 
moon-u  color-u  white-u
white background night-u nigth-u
night-u color-u black-u

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

white skin-u girl-u girl-u
girl-u heart-u black-u
eyes-u eyes-u meet-u meet-u
my future dark

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

maama notes eduthuko
apdiye kaila sax eduthuko
pa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paan
sariya vaasi
super maama ready
ready 1 2 3 4

whaa wat a change over maama

ok maama now tune change-u

kaila glass
only english.. 

hand la glass
glass la scotch
eyes-u full-aa tear-u
empty life-u
girl-u come-u
life reverse gear-u
lovvu lovvu 
oh my lovvu
you showed me bouv-u
cow-u cow-u holi cow-u
i want u hear now-u
god i m dying now-u
she is happy how-u

this song for soup boys-u
we dont have choice-u

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

flop song

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Almost everyone can understand this song..
anyway here are the meaning for few words

Kolaveri - Killer rage or Murderous Rage.
"Soup Song" - Love failure Song
"Soup Boys" - Boys who failed in love

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mother Teresa: "Do It Anyway"


The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them  anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

-this version is credited to Mother Teresa

[Heard this today at my daughter's school assembly where we were invited for Childrens Day]

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Are you searching for your purse?

There are good people and bad people!! There are happy times and bad times! There are nice thoughts and loser thoughts! So there is the good and bad everywhere but the bad is what influences us and hurts us deep. I have rarely acknowledged a good act. Today let me consciously share one such happening :)

Today morning to school was a little rushed as my husband had to leave early for work, that meant early breakfast and chai. I had one less work as he had to attend a seminar at a hotel so no lunch box to be packed. As I was packing my daughter's box, I was checking what the teacher had asked for art work today. We realized that the kg cardboard at home was not big enough as mentioned by the teacher. My responsible and calm husband got one from the store nearby :P (the one that is open before 8am too :))

By 8:05am we were out and I was telling my daughter that we are 5 mins late than our usual time. We werent late at all so we went along to school chatting on the way. Her school is 5 mins walk from our flat. After I dropped her, I felt my hands empty. I had my house key but no purse. Where is my purse? I looked in my daughter's bag but nothing.

I panicked a bit, tracing my way back where I could have possibly dropped it. I was sure of one thing it must have happened near her school as I remember it in my hand for a long time. What was worrying me more is that my purse had my mobile in it. I began planning to block the mobile SIM and there was only Rs 50 in the purse, some bills and the building access card. Not such a bad loss I thought.

As I was looking on the road for my purse heading back to home, a school van (white maruti) stopped with two men in it asking me "Are you searching for your purse?" I told "Yes, I lost my purse" and I then spotted the purse in their hands and they smilingly gave it to me and I thanked them dazed, like this wasnt real :)

What a relief!!! :) I thank the kind men who tracked me and went a distance back to reach me to give back the purse.

I am happy that there are good people and nice things do happen :)

Monday, June 06, 2011

Baba Ramdev, educated society and religion

There are lot of ignorant educated people out in India who think that Yoga is to do with religion. I got one guy commenting on twitter that "I don't have anything do with a man who wears a saffron attire"

Yoga is to do with the body and the mind that leads to spirituality. Dear friends religion and spirituality are not the same. In fact religion is where you follow a book of rules, while spirituality is just about an experience of an healthy body and mind.

I have never been in favor of Baba Ramdev's speeches on issues, not because he didnt have a good agenda in place. He has a very simplistic approach to solve huge societal issues that cannot be done by in manners he executes them. Further his style may also not be very attractive as he isnt as suave an educated English speaking society in the cities would look at it. :P

When Baba Ramdev started his fast, I was not keenly following it but I happened to see the lathi charge late night when we got back home after a happy Saturday night partying. It was certainly shocking and exposed what the government can get at.

While tweeting I didn't see any of the people there really getting together to raise their voice against the police brutality instead they mocked Baba Ramdev, his garb, his escape and the happenings. Mr. Anna Hazaare was not part of Baba Ramdev's fast  but after the Government action through the police, he has shown his support to Baba Ramdev because one can see "Something is terribly wrong" and as responsible citizens we shouldn't act ignorant :)

And when I saw my friend Arul's status, I was happy to know one person got it :)


"Arul (Ta'fxkz) Baliah: Ramdev has said that yoga cannot be limited to physical exercises, that it also a way to cleanse the soul and the society Regardless of his motivations, I have to agree with that sentiment. The ancient paths of the spiritual seers were not a bunch feel good practices but actual revolution, war and great personal risk. (www.tafxkz.info)"

And who wants a revolution, who cares. Arent we so comfortable doing what we do everyday??

Wake up you illiterate educated fools!!! 

Friday, April 08, 2011

Feeling Obliged


Column by Sri Sri Ravishankar
  
Feeling Obliged?    
Belongingness can bring about a host of negative emotions. Like demand, jealousy, unawareness and lack of gratitude. Just look into your own life, you feel more grateful to strangers than the people you feel "belong" to you. Belongingness reduces gratefulness, awareness, and gives rise to demands which destroys love. This is the biggest problem in relationships. People are nice to strangers and give more attention to them. With a sense of belongingness comes carefreeness and lack of attention.

Look belongingness can make you insensitive, dull, and take away the charm in life!


Anyway, who belongs to whom in this world? Here you are a stranger and everyone is a stranger to you!
Blessed are those who feel themselves as a stranger!


You feel more obligation to a stranger than the person you feel belongs to you. Obligation is very good to keep a check on your ego. It makes you humble. There is no greater antidote to ego than humility. Being humble is the beginning of all virtues.


People have such resistance for obligations. They do not realize that they are always under obligations, whether giving or taking! Dull people think that one is obliged only when one takes. The wise knows that even when one is giving one is under obligations, as the person has accepted what one gives. So whether you give or take you are under obligations. And if someone does not give or take, you are still under obligation! For they are freeing you from visible obligations!!


That is to say, you are obliged to all those who do not make you obliged!!! Got it?


Life (you) renews itself everytime by becoming a stranger in this old and familiar world.
You are simply loaded with obligations and you are a total stranger in this world every moment!
How does it feel?


Jai Gurudev!! 

Thursday, April 07, 2011

EGO


Column by Sri Sri Ravishankar
  
 EGO 
 When does Ego happen?

1. When you don't get attention.

2. When you seem to be losing attention.

3. When you get attention.

Ego causes heaviness, discomfort. It doesn't let love flow. Ego can be transcended by knowing the Truth; by inquiring "Who am I?" Often, your attitude towards one who has ego is of contempt or jealousy. But rather you should have compassion, or even pity, isn't it?

There is also a positive aspect of ego. It drives one to do some work. A person will do a job either out of compassion or out of ego. Most of the work in the society is by boosting the ego. But in Satsang, work is done out of love. Ego is separateness; non-belongingness. It is wanting to prove and to possess.

And when you wake up and see, there is nothing to be proved and nothing to possess, ego dissolves.
Jai Gurudev!!  

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Go away!


It was a hot scorching noon
She held a glass of water
under a cool shaded tree
He was a lost and weak man
She gave him all that she had

He sat next to her and spoke
Forgetting his pain, he smiled
Never had he felt so comfortable
He slept in peace as she looked on
Hearing his breath and the breeze

While she was busy with work
he lost his heart to a beauty
Now he had the strength to leave
He did not need her any more
No longer was he lost and weak

He thanked her for her help
He held his love and walked away
When she ran behind them in tears
He threw her aside and yelled
"Thank you for the water, now go away"

Love is my Form

I was fortunate to study for 5 years in Sai Baba's school in Ooty for my primary education. Till date I remember this song sung by Baba:

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Love is my form
Truth is my breath
Bliss is my food
My Life is my message
Expansion is my Life

No Reason for LOVE
No Season for LOVE
No Birth No Death



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Thursday, March 31, 2011

O my spirit, Transcend all boundaries!


Aniketana – Kuvempu

Listen to the song here:



O nanna chetana
Aagu nee aniketana!
O my spirit,
Transcend all boundaries!

Roopa roopagalanu daati,
Naama kotigalanu meeti,
Edeya biriye bhaavadeeti,
O nanna chetana,
Aagu nee aniketana!

Transcend all forms,
Transcend all identities,
Even as sentiment pierces the heart,
O my spirit,
Transcend all boundaries!

Nooru matada hotta thoori,
Ella tatvadelle meeri,
Nirdigantavaagi aeri,
O nanna chetana
Aagu nee aniketana!

Blow away the chaff of a hundred castes,
Transcend the limits of all philosophies,
Rise beyond the horizons,
O my spirit,
Transcend all boundaries!

Elliyoo nilladiru,
Maneyanendu kattadiru,
Koneyanendoo muttadiru,
O anantavaagiru!
O nanna chetana
Aagu nee aniketana!

Do not stop anywhere,
Do not be bound by narrow walls,
Never be content in reaching the finite,
O be eternal,
O my spirit,
Transcend all boundaries!

Ananta taan anantavaagi,
Aagutihane nityayogi,
Ananta neen anantavaagu:
Aagu, aagu, aagu, aagu,
O nanna chetana
Aagu nee aniketana!

The eternal always remains eternal,
A yogi becomes eternal,
You are eternal, be always eternal:
Be, be, be, be eternal,
O my spirit,
Transcend all boundaries!

This is my daughter’s school song and when I read it in her diary it was indeed an awakening for me.  As a kid at school I read Kuvempu poems but now I see the true greatness of the poet. Learn more about Kuvempu here:



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gratitude

Have you tried living life by gratitude, every second filled with thankfulness.  It’s a new realm that is devoid of turbulence, anxiety, resentment and reprisal. The being is full of love, the world belongs to me and I belong to the world.

What is gratitude?  A simple "thank you" to our existence, to the beautiful life we have and the awesome human beings we meet.

A few days back I got pretty irritated after an online chat with a friend. She always has this overbearing attitude and trying to be very coaching in her manner. I was thinking of actually blocking her from my chat, just to save myself from getting peeved when I have to interact with her. I reflected over my reaction and was thinking of how bugging she can get. I thought though she isn’t so bad after all and reckoned the numerous ways she has helped me and been such a wonderful friend.  I softened and felt no anger.

I introduced this approach with any person I connected with, even more when I got upset or angry after the interaction. Everybody had something they had given me in life, every single soul I met felt so lovableJ.
The little things in life that we take for granted, the family and friends who are always there are never in our radar of gratefulness.  Ingratitude is the penalty we pay that results out of ignorance and a single focus on our individual advancements. We miss on the miraculous life and joyful relationships that can make our world beautiful.

Practice gratitude and reach out to more. Get abundance within your space and expand your universe to the limitless. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Passion at Work

Martin Luther King Jr.,, once said "If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well.'"

Do we love our job? Do we even like it? Or do we find our work about as interesting as spending eight hours a day watching paint dry?

How many of us feel happy that its Monday? Do you look forward to Monday morning? Are you raring to go back to work? Or are you a TGIF (Thank God it's Friday) kind of person who can't wait to get away from the job for a couple of days? You spend at least 8-9 hours a day at the job. That is almost 25-30% of your week. If you are a TGIF person you are missing something really important in your work life - passion.

Unfortunately, many people don't enjoy their work. What's worse is that they have no expectation that they should. Work is often seen as the means to an end. Work your job, so you can pay your bills.

Being passionate about your job is more than the old adage "do what you love". It's looking forward to going to work. It's time flying by when you're there. It's working past quitting time, not because you're swamped with work, but because you were so intent you didn't notice the time.

How does one get passionate about their job:
1. Putting passion in work: The trick is not just to feel passionately about your job, but to act passionately too. If you act passionately, you won't sit passively through another boring meeting. You can't. You will share that passion with the others in the meeting. Your energy can lift all of them. Even if it doesn't, you will feel better knowing you are doing something to advance the cause in which you believe passionately.

2. Be innovative: To be so involved with your work that once you have determined your goal, be prepared to try different approaches. The method of choice is the method, which will work best, not necessarily the usual method. If the common sense approach does not work, invent a new one. Be adapting and modifying whatever is at hand to solve the problem and to achieve the objective.

3. Self driven and motivated: Its not necessary that we need the organizational environment or the boss’ attitude to drive us or put us down. A person passionate at job can be consistent in his job by his own drive and when situations are bad he continues to work with the same vigor or maybe more. There is no need to search for means of motivation, the work itself is a cause to enjoy it.

4. Sharpen the axe: Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter asks for a job from a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.
His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work.
The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees down.
"Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!"
Very motivated by the boss’ words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he only could bring down 5 trees. The third day he tried even harder, but he only could bring down 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing down less and less trees.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.
"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked.
"Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees..."

To get optimal results we need to sharpen our skills consistently. Being adept at our job can help us achieve our targets.

Let me summarize the points as to how we can be passionate at our job:
First: Putting passion at work, don’t just feel passionate about your job– act passionately too
Second: Be innovative, Try new and different approaches
Third: Be self driven and motivated: You don’t need to depend on external sources for motivation
Fourth: Sharpen the axe - Keep sharpening your skills more often.

Life is short. Don't waste your life waiting for the weekends. Find something that ignites your passion and go for it. In the words of author H. Jackson Browne, "Find a job you like and you add five days to every week."

[I had written this article in 2004 on www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Sharma4.html. Started blogging in 2005 else this article would have been part of my blog then, taking this opportunity now to add it to my blog :) ]

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar - Quotes

With the World Cup this year, followed by IPL and T20 world cup all I can think of is "Sachin" :) A collection of Sachin quotes:

"I want my son to become Sachin Tendulkar." -Brian Lara(WI) 


''We did not lose to a team called India, we lost to a man called Sachin'' - Mark Taylor (Aus)


'Nothing bad can happen to us if we were on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.''-Hashim Amla (SA) 


''He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.-Waqar Younis(Pak) 


''There are two kind of batsman in the world. 1 Sachin Tendulkar and 2. all the others .-Andy Flower (ZIM) 


"I have seen God. He bats at no.4 for India in tests.-Matthew Hayden (AUS.)


"I see myself when I see Sachin batting.-Don Bradman(AUS)

"Do your crime when Sachin is batting, bcos even God is busy watching his batting. -Australian Fan

Barack Obama - "I don't know about cricket but still I watch cricket to see Sachin play..Not b'coz I love his play its b'coz I want to know the reason why my country's production goes down by 5 percent when he's in batting"..




Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Love and Lust



Column by Sri Sri Ravishankar
  
Doubt cannot come where there is a sense of closeness. Doubt needs a distance to appear. You never doubt something that is dear to you, close to you.

In love even an object gains life. Stones speak to you, trees speak to you, the sun, the moon and the whole creation becomes alive, Divine. In lust even a living being becomes a mere object. You want to use even people like objects. Here are some salient attributes of love and lust. They are so different yet so close! If you find more
you may add to the list.


  • Lust brings tension. ~ Love brings relaxation.
  • Lust focuses on the part. ~ Love focuses on the whole.
  • Lust brings violence. ~ Love brings sacrifice.
  • In lust you want to grab and ~ In love you want to give and possess. surrender.
  • Lust says all I want you to have ~ Love says I want you to have is what I want. what you want.
  • In lust there is effort. ~ Love is effortless.
  • Lust causes feverishness and ~ Love causes longing and frustration. pain.
  • Lust imprisons and destroys. ~ Love liberates and sets you free.
  • Lust demands. ~ Love commands.
  • Lust gets you mixed up and ~ In love you are focused confused. and spaced out!!
  • Lust is only dark and monotonous. ~ Love has many modes and colours.

If someone's lust is interrupted they get angry and start hating. Hatred in the world today is not out of love, it is out of lust.

Love is playfulness and in lust there is cunningness and manipulation. Shiva, the embodiment of innocence and love was meditating. His meditation was disturbed by an arrow of flowers from the lord of lust. As soon as Shiva woke up he opened his third eye and the lord of lust, Manmatha (one who churns the mind) was reduced to ashes. Everybody celebrated by throwing colors on each other realising that life is full of colours.

We play many roles in our life. If all the roles get mixed up it becomes dark, like when you mix all the colours. The wise play each role distinctively side by side, like colors displayed side by side form a rainbow.


Jai Gurudev!! 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Insights Of Love


Insights Of Love   
-Sri Sri Ravishankar
Love is your nature.

In the process of its expression, you often get caught up in the object. This is when your sight is caught outside. To return back to your nature, you need insight.

Pain is the first insight.
It takes you away from the object and turns you towards your body and mind.

Energy is the second insight.
A bolt of energy brings you back to your Self.

Divine Love is the third insight.
A glimpse of Divine love makes you so complete and over rules all the relative pleasures.

Trance is the fourth insight.
An elevation of consciousness and partial awareness of the physical reality around is Trance.

Non-dual existence, that all is made up of one and only one, is the fifth insight.

When love glows, it is bliss,
When it flows, it is compassion,
When it blows, it is anger,
When it ferments, it is jealously,
When it is all Nos, it is hatred,
When it acts, it is perfection,
When love Knows, it is ME!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Desire and Duties

Desire gives us pain whatever the desire maybe. The freedom is when we are desire free. Its strength, its power and it happiness.

Desire should not be confused with a goal.

A goal is not the same as a desire, and this is an important distinction to make. You can have a desire you don't intend to act on. But you can't have a goal you don't intend to act on.
-Tom Morris


When people are troubled, I tell them to let go of desires and concentrate on your duties.

Whats my duty? I ask myself this question and life is simplified, focussed and responsible.

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.
Teilhard de Chardin

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Immigrant Indian

I have been a different Indian from childhood, mostly influenced by my parents I guess. As a child I saw neighbors, Dad's colleagues and friends fight out at the work place to have a trip to "abroad". He would never be part of that race. If it was work he would go and if there were people fighting in the fray he would let them go and just focus on his work. All he cared was to excel in work. He loved to travel but not the kind of "craze for abroad" people had.

When I got to see it in my work place, I too had a similar attitude, it was so natural. Also I have deep sense of awareness and spiritual inclination imbibed from my parents. I do love the fact that travel opens up a different dimension in us and we look forward to it but the craze of going "onsite" as it is in the IT field, was never in me. I focussed on work!

I met my husband who was such, he studied in the US and came back because he wanted to be back in the country. He travels a lot as his work makes him do so....goes too all places around the world but India is home.

US was always the top in the list people would want to go. I did travel many times due to work and happened go to Japan and the experience is unforgettable but very few Indians would want to.

I always wondered why people had this ambitious need to go out of country, more to prove something to their friends or relatives or themselves. I would want to go to know another place, to meet people and have a good time. Thought through the years I understand that most of the Indians are wired to be so, and I have not understood exactly why but accepted that its part of the game here. And if I see that it has helped the country in many ways too!!

Today I had an appointment at the passport office for my daughter's passport application. When we were through the process which took an hour and bit, I asked her "Which is the first country you would want to travel?" To which she answers "America" I was in a dizzy for a moment. I asked her couldn't you think of another country like Japan. She is a 6.5 yrs smart, diplomatic kid and immediately told "yes its Japan" but I began to wonder "maybe its there somewhere in the blood, the genes...the US thing" :D

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Change the vision

There was a millionaire who was bothered by severe eye pain. He consulted a galaxy of Medical experts; he consumed heavy loads of drugs and underwent hundreds of injections.   
 
But the ache persisted with greater vigor than before. At last a monk who has supposed to be an expert in treating such patients was called for by the millionaire. The monk understood his problem  and said that for sometime he should concentrate only on green colors  and  not allow  his eyes to fall on any other colors. The millionaire got together a group of painters and purchased barrels of green color and directed that every object his eye was likely to fall on was to be painted in green color just as the monk had directed.                                                                                 
                                                                                       
When   the   monk came to visit him after a few days, the  Millionaire's  servants ran to him with buckets of green paint and poured it on him since he was wearing red. They were eager to prevent their master from seeing any other color lest his eye ache came back.                         
 
Hearing  this the  monk  laughed and  said 'If only you had purchased a pair of green spectacles, worth  just  a  few rupees, you could have saved these walls and trees and pots and all other  articles and also could have saved a large share of his fortune. You cannot paint the  world green.'
 
Let us change our vision and the world will appear accordingly. Instead of trying to shape the world, let us shape ourselves first!