WHO IS LONDON SWAMINATHAN-5; LEARN AND TEACH! (Post No.10,345)

london swaminatha 14 years ago; in 2007

WRITTEN BY LONDON SWAMINATHAN

Post No. 10,345

Date uploaded in London – –   16 NOVEMBER  2021         

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Mrs Annapoorani Panchanathan is sitting next to me. Behind her is Mr Panchanathan; he was the founder of London Sath Sangam.

On the other day I received a text message saying, “Sir your profile and autobiography inspired me and I wanted to write mine”. I felt very happy and said to him please jot down the points in a book and I will help you to start it . Once you begin writing then it wouldn’t stop and you don’t need further help from me. But I was disappointed to get another message next day saying “Sir looking at your story today, I was scared to write. I can never come nearer to you”. Then I sent him a message, “My dear friend, don’t get disheartened; God has given some special talents to each and every one; you must be able to tell a person right thing at the right time in the right place”. I have not received any more message from that friend in London. To strengthen my point, I will tell you a few anecdotes.

xxx

MY SON TAUGHT A LESSON TO MY WIFE AND ME!

My wife said to me,

Hey, I am going upstairs to dry the clothes. Put off the oven when the rice is done.

Yes my darling. How long would it be?

Go and look at the boiling rice by slowly opening the cooker and then decide.

She meant that I should take one rice from the cooking pot, crush it in my fingers and see whether it is cooked properly.

It is in a Tamil proverb – one cooked grain of rice is enough to decide one pot full of rice (to see whether t is cooked or not) ORU PANAI SORRUKKU ORU SORU PATHAM in Tamil.

This proverb was done a few thousand years ago when there was no electricity, no clock etc. now we use it as an idiom in different contexts.

My younger son was listening to this conversation from the hall near kitchen. He shouted ,

“What is it mum?  You are telling daddy to open the cooking pot halfway through cooking to check the rice.

Don’t you know it is exactly 20 minutes to cook the rice?

One cup of rice; two cups of water;20  minutes!

Two cups of rice; 4 cups of water; again it is only 20 minutes!

Tell daddy at what time you lighted the oven.

I also learnt it only on that day.

My son was sent to a Pakistani lady when he was going to school. She minded him. She was a registered baby sitter with the Brent Council in London and her house wsa less than 5 minutes from my house in London. We warned her that we are strict vegetarians, and we would provide her vessels/ utensils to cook veggy food. She said to us, never mind; I fully understand your concept of veggy food. I will take care of it. From her only,  my son learnt all the cooking- cooking pasta, noodles, pizza and rice.

If you are observant and interested, you learn everything.

Xxx

We invited Mrs Vishaka Hari and Hariji to do 13 discourses in London in 2007

MY BROTHER LEARNT IT FROM ME

When one of my brothers came to London we were about to leave for sightseeing. I told him please wait for a second saying ‘I have to do this stupid lace; I have to put double knot’. He wondered and asked me what the double knot meant.

 I showed him that by doing one more round of knot in the lace of the shoes.

He commented, ‘Oh My God I have been riding 3-5 (horse power) motor bike every day to office for the past 20 years. The minute I start it, my shoe laces get loosened. I used to struggle till I reach office to redo it”.

Very simple thing; but we don’t watch others doing something better; or you always rush to office and no time to think.

xxx

I WAS LAUGHED AT BY MY SON

Once I called my eldest son and told him “Look, Look, I am going to teach you a trick today; I will show you how to clean the glasses/specs”.

Today I watched an English girl on the train; she must be very clever; I watched her blowing her breath on  her specs and wiped it clean with her clothes/dress.

My son laughed at me and said

“Dad , don’t you know this? Even my classmate (girl) used to do it in school”.  I looked like a stupid then. We never use our mouth, because it would bring out the spit . But for this steaming technique, I don’t have any objection. Till that day I go to the bathroom sink and wash my specs ceremonially and then wipe it clean. But I never watched another person doing it until that particular day. After talking to my son I became the Buddha! Wisdom (regarding specs) dawned upon me.

In the next part I will talk about how clever wives are!

To be continued…………………………….

IN lONDON MURUGAN TEMPLE
IN LONDON MAHALAKSHMI TEMPLE

IN DALE AVENUE SCOUT HOUSE, LONDON
IN SINDHI MANDIR, LONDON
LONDON SWAMINATHAN 14 YEARS AGO, 2007
LONDON SWAMINATHAN ON 16-11-2021

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