TAMIL POETESS AVVAIYAR’S 108 APHORISMS (Post No.5476)

OCTOBER 2018 GOOD THOUGHTS CALENDAR (Post No.5476)

 
COMPILED by London Swaminathan
swami_48@yahoo.com
Date: 26 September 2018

 

Time uploaded in London – 20-14 (British Summer Time)

 

Post No. 5476

 

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TAMIL POETESS AVVAIYAR’S 108 APHORISMS (Post No.5476)

FESTIVALS -2 GANDHI JAYANTHI’; 8- MAHALAYA AMAVASAI; 9 NAVARATRI BEGINS’ ; 18 SARASVATI PUJA; 19 VIJAYA DASAMI (Durga Puja)

 

NEW MOON DAY- OCT.8; FULL MOON DAY- 24

FASTING DAYS/EKADASI- 5, 20; AUSPICIOUS DAYS- 19, 28, 31

PRAYER

LET US WORSHIP AND PRAISE CONTINUALLY THE GOD WHO IS DEAR TO THAT BEING WHO WEARS A GARLAND MADE UP OF THE FLOWERS OF THE ATTI TREE (GANESA IS INVOKED)

 

LET US WORSHIP AND PRAISE CONSTANTLY THE GOD WHO SITS IN STATE WEARING A GARLAND MADE UP OF THE FLOWERS OF THE ATTI TREE (LORD SIVA IS INVOKED)

 

OCTOBER 1 MONDAY

1.DESIRE TO DO VIRTUE / DESIRE TO DO CHARITY

2.ANGER SHOULD BE SUBDUED

3.DO NOT CONCEAL YOUR MEANS/ DO NOT REFUSE HELP WHERE IT IS PRACTICABLE

 

OCTOBER 2 TUESDAY

4.DO NOT PREVENT GIVING ALMS

5.DO NOT BOAST OF YOUR POSSESSIONS/ DO NOT SPEAK IN PRAISE OF YOUR GREATNESS

6.DO NOT LOSE YOUR COURAGE/ CEASE NOT TO PERSEVERE

OCTOBER 3 WEDNESDAY

7.DO NOT DESPISE NUMBERS AND LETTERS/ DO NOT NEGLECT THE STUDY OF ARITHMETIC AND GRAMMAR

8.BEGGING IS DISGRACEFUL

9.GIVE ALMS AND THEN EAT

 

OCTOBER 4 THURSDAY

10.CONDUCT YOURSELF CONSISTENTLY/ FOLLOW ESTABLISHED CUSTOMS

11.CEASE NOT TO LEARN/ DO NOT NEGLECT THE STUDY OF THE VEDAS

12.DO NOT SPEAK ENVIOUSLY

 

OCTOBER 5 FRIDAY

13.DO NOT RAISE THE PRICE OF GRAIN/ DO NOT ALLOW YOUR KNOWLEDGE TO DIMINISH/ DO NOT ALLOW YOUR RELATIVES TO DIMINISH

 

14.DO NOT SAY ONE THING AFTER SEEING ANOTHER/ DO NOT SAY ONE THING TO A MAN’S FACE AND ANOTHER BEHIND HIS BACK

 

15.BE UNITED TO YOUR RELATIVES LIKE THE LETTER OR BEND LIKE ‘NGA’ ங

THERE ARE FOUR DIFFERENT READINGS FOR THIS SAYING.

LIKE THE SHAPE OF THE LETTER ’ ங ‘ SURROUND AND PROTECT YOUR RELATIVES.

DRAW UP YOUR FORCES ENCOMPASSING THE ENEMY IN THE FORM OF LETTER ‘ ங ‘

 

STAND LIKE THE LETTER ‘ங ‘ AND FIGHT I.E. AS THE CONSONANT ‘ங ‘ TAKES AN INTERMEDIATE POSITION IN WORDS TAKE A STAND BETWEEN THE VAN AND REAR OF YOUR ARMY AND FIGHT.

BUILD THE ENTRANCE OF THE FORT IN WINDINGS LIKE THE LETTER ‘ ங ‘

 

OCTOBER 6 SATURDAY

16.BATHE ON SATURDAY (WITH OIL)’ BATHE THE BODY IN SPRING WATER, FIRST BATHING THE DEFILED MIND IN TRUTH.

17.SPEAK SO AS TO GIVE PLEASURE

18.DO NOT BUILD TOO LARGE A HOUSE

19.BE FRIENDLY ON EXPERIENCING FRIENDSHIP

OCTOBER 7 SUNDAY

20.PROTECT YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER

21.FORGET NOT A BENEFIT

22.SOW IN DUE SEASON

23.DO NOT LIVE BY LAND WRESTED FROM YOUR NEIGHBOUR/ DO NOT GAIN A LIVELIHOOD BY MEANS OF BRIBES TAKEN IN A COURT OF JUSTICE

 

OCTOBER 8 MONDAY

24.DO NO IMPROPER ACTION/ DO NOT WANDER ABOUT DELUDED BY THE SENSES

25.DO NOT PLAY WITH A SNAKE DO NOT SPEAK VAINLY

26.SLEEP ON A MATTRESS OF SILK COTTON

27.DO NOT SPEAK DECEITFULLY

 

OCTOBER 9 TUESDAY

28.DO NO DISGRACEFUL ACTION

29.LEARN FROM CHILDHOOD

30.FORGET NOT YOUR DUTY (CHARITABLE ACTIONS ARE INTENDED)

31.DO NOT SLEEP TOO LONG

OCTOBER 10 WEDNESDAY

32.AVOID UNKIND WORDS

33.FASTING MUST BE OBSERVED

34.LIVE ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF PROPRIETY

35.AVOID BASE ACTIONS

 

OCTOBER 11 THURSDAY

36.CEASE NOT TO SHOW GOOD DISPOSITIONS

37.DO NOT SEPARATE FROM YOUR FRIENDS

38.AVOID DOING INJURY

39.BE DILIGENT IN STUDY

 

OCTOBER 12 FRIDAY

40.DO NOT CONCEAL YOUR PROFESSION

41.DO NOT DESIRE TO PLUNDER

42.ABANDON SINFUL AMUSEMENTS

43.STAND IN THE PATH OF JUSTICE

 

OCTOBER 13 SATURDAY

44.ASSOCIATE WITH THE WISE/ ASSOCIATE WITH THE GREAT SO AS TO BE PROTECTED FROM YOUR ENEMIES

45.DO NOT SPEAK HYPOCRITICALLY

46.FORGET NOT THAT WHICH IS EXCELLENT

47.SPEAK NOT IN A PROVOKING MATTER

 

OCTOBER 14 SUNDAY

48.DO NOT LOVE GAMBLING

49.WHAT YOU DO, DO WELL

50.HAVING FOUND A FIT PLACE, GO TO IT/ DISCRIMINATE IN YOUR CHOISE OF PLACES

51.DO NOT BEHAVE SO THAT PEOPLE MAY SAY FIE

 

OCTOBER 15 MONDAY

52.DO NOT SPEAK SO AS TO BE FOUND FAULT WITH/ DO NOT SPEAK INDISTINCTLY

53.DO NOT WANDER ABOUT IN IDLENESS

54.ACT SO AS TO BE CALLED A WORTHY PERSON

55.DESIRE TO BESTOW GIFTS

 

OCTOBER 16 TUESDAY

56.SERVE VISHNU

57.PUT AWAY SINFUL ACTIONS

58.DO NOT GIVE WAY TO TROUBLE

59.FIRST CONSIDER, THEN ACT

 

OCTOBER 17 WEDNESDAY

60.DO NOT BLASPHEME GOD.

61.LIVE AS YOUR COUNTRYMEN DO

62.DO NOT LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF WOMEN

63.FORGET NOT OLD FRIENDS/ DO NOT FORGET ANCIENT

 

OCTOBER 18 THURSDAY

64.DO NOT PURSUE HAZARDUOUS UNDERTAKINGS/ DO NOT BEGIN TO DO THOSE THINGS IN WHICH YOU WILL FAIL

65.HOLD TO THE LAST THAT WHICH IS GOOD

66.DO AS YOUR COUNTRYMEN APPROVE

67.DO NOT QUIT YOUR STATION/ KEEP UP YOUR RANK

 

OCTOBER 19 FRIDAY

68.DO NOT PLAY IN WATER

69.DO NOT EAT DAINTIES/BR NOT NICE IN FOOD

70.STUDY MANY BOOKS

71.CULTIVATE RICE

OCTOBER 20 SATURDAY

72.WALK UPRIGHTLY

73.DO NOT GO NEAR WHAT IS DANGEROUS/ DO NOT FOLLOW WHAT IS DESTRUCTIVE

74.DO NOT SPEAK MEAN WORDS

75.DO NOT GIVE OCCASION TO DISEASE

 

OCTOBER 21 SUNDAY

76.SPEAK NOT INSULTINGLY

77.DO NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH A PERSON DANGEROUS AS A SNAKE/ DO NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH A SNAKE

78.DO NOT SPEAK WRONGLY

  1. STRIVE TO OBTAINN GREATNESS

 

OCTOBER 22 MONDAY

80.LIVE SO AS TO PROTECT THOSE WHO PRAISE YOU/ LIVE SO AS TO GET A GREAT NAME

81.TILL THE GROUND AND EAT/ DESIRE LAND

82.LOOK TO THE GREAT FOR HELP

83.PUT AWAY IGNORANCE

 

OCTOBER 23 TUESDAY

84.DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH CHILDREN

85.TAKE CARE OF YOR PROPERTY AND LIVE

86.SHUN WHAT TENDS TO STRIFE

87.DO NOT BE TROUBLED IN MIND

 

OCTOBER 24 WEDNESDAY

88.DO NOT GIVE PLACE TO YOUR ADVERSARY

89.DO NOT SPEAK TOO MUCH

90.BE NOT GLUTTONOUS

91.DO NOT STAND IN FRONT OF THE BATTLE

 

OCTOBER 25 THURSDAY

92.DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH THE OBSTINATE/ DO NOT FRET AND RUN AWAY WHEN PUNISHED BY YOUR TEACHER

87.DO NOT BE TROUBLED IN MIND

88.DO NOT GIVE PLACE TO YOUR ADVERSARY

89.DO NOT SPEAK TOO MUCH/ SPEAK NOT SO AS TO BE BLAMED

OCTOBER 26 FRIDAY

90.BE NOT GLUTTONOUS/ DO NOT WISH TOEAT TOO MUCH

91.DO NOT STAND IN THE FRONT OF THE BATTLE

92.DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH THE OBSTINATE

93.LIVE WITH YOUR WIFE/ BE JOINED TO WIFE’S SHOULDERS

 

OCTOBER 27 SATURDAY

94.LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF THE WISE

95.SHUN THE HOUSE OF A HARLOT/

AVOID THE HOUSE OF THOSE WHO BLACKEN LOWER EYELIDS

 

OCTOBER 28 SUNDAY

96.WHAY YOU SAY, SAY RIGHTLY

97.PUT AWAY LUST

98.DO NOT BOAST OF YOUR ABILITY/SPEAK NOT HARSH WORDS

99.DO NOT SPEAK FIRST IN A DISPUTE

 

OCTOBER 29 MONDAY

100.DESIRE KNOWLEDGE

101.STRIVE TO OBTAIN HEAVEN

102.LIVE AS A GOOD MAN

OCTOBER 30 TUESDAY

103.LIVE IN HARMONY WITH YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS

104.DO NOT SPEAK SHARPLY

105.DO NOT EVIL THROUGH DESIRE

106.RISE FROM SLLEP AT DAY BREAK

 

OCTOBER 31 WEDNESDAY

107.DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH ENEMIES

108.DO NOT SPEAK WITH PARTIALITY

 

–SUBHAM-

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