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Date: 28 June 2019

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Important Days- July 4 Swami Vivekananda’s Samadhi day; 13- Catur Masya Vrat begins; 14-  Wimbledon Tennis Final, World Cup Cricket Final; 16- Gurpurnima; 31- Adi Amavasyai

Auspicious Days- July 4, 8,11, 15.

New moon days- 2, 31; Full moon day – 16.

Ekadasi Hindu Fasting Days- 12/13. 28

July 1 Monday
How can the world reward rain? Likewise too duty/ help requires no reward – Tirukkural 211

July 2 Tuesday

Service is the supreme dharma – Sarngadara paddati

July 3 Wednesday

Doing good to others is the best virtue of all – Tirukkural 213

July 4 Thursday

Benevolence is the universal father, and kindness the mother – Sanskrit saying- upakaro jagattatah, visvasya Janani daya,

July 5 Friday

Only the man who acts in conformity with the world may be called a living being. The others will be counted among the dead – Tirukkural 214

July 6 Saturday

What do not the grateful give unasked to  their benefactors? – Bharata manjari

July 7 Sunday
Wealth in the hands of a liberal person is like a useful tree bearing fruits in the middle of a town square.- Tirukkural 216

July 8 Monday
Even animals acknowledge favours received – Pratima Nataka

July 9 Tuesday
If a noble minded benevolent person comes by the wealth that wealth is like a medicinal tree accessible without hindrance Tirukkural -217

July 10 Wednesday

Without danger knocking on the door of  one’s benefactors where arises the chance to reciprocate ?- Valmiki  Ramayana 7-40-24

July 11 Thursday

The poverty of a charitable person is his embarrassment in his inability to render help to others Tirukkural -219

July 12 Friday

Forget not all the good done, because of one single act of irreverence – Jataka mala

July 13 Saturday

If loss of wealth results from helping others, such loss is worthy of having even at the price of one’s own life – Tirukkural 220

July 14 Sunday

Help begets blessings and curses – Panca Tantra 3-102

July 15 Monday

Even the heaven and earth cannot recompose the help rendered by one who is under no obligation Tirukkural -101
 shame upon a selfish life – Sarngadara paddati

July 16 Tuesday

A help rendered in time of need, however small it may be , should be regarded as much larger than even the world – Tirukkural 102
one ever immersesd in helping others invites his own doom – Kahavatratnakar

July 17 Wednesday

The value of help rendered without any expectation of recompense is larger than even ocean Tirukkural -103

July 18 Thursday

July 18 Thursday

The prosperity of the noble is for totality – Nitipradipa

July 19 Friday

Though the help rendered is as small as a grain, it will be considered large as a tree by those who appreciate the value of it. Tirukkural -104

July 20 Saturday
paropakara midam Sairam – vikrama caritam – this body is for helping others.

July 21 Sunday
The worth of a kindly deed/ help cannot e measured; its worth depends upon the quality of the receiver Tirukkural -105

July 22 Monday
How can the service of the noble go in vain?- Katha sarit sagara

July 23 Tuesday

Forget not the friendship of the pure hearted; forsake not the friends who rendered help in times of distress. – Tirukkural 106

July 24 Wednesday

 I consider that for the noble, there is nothing nobler than serving others- Subhasitaratnavali

July 25 Thursday

The noble minded will remember for seven births the friendship of those who saved them from affliction- Tirukkural 107

July 25 Thursday

The noble minded will remember for seven births the friendship of those who saved them from affliction- Tirukkural 107

July 26 Friday

The good hearted unconditionally help others –Subhasita ratna kanda manjusa

July 27 Saturday
Forget not a good turn done to you; but it is proper that you should forget forthwith the wrong done to you 108

July 28 Sunday
There may be forgiveness for any sin but not for ingratitude- Tirukkural 110
July 29 Monday

The wrong done by a man, however grave they may be, will be forgotten when the one good turn done by him is remembered – Tirukkural 109

July 30 Tuesday


July 31 Wednesday
They alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive- Swami Vivekananda


Pope’s Cardinal in Hell! Pope said OK! (Post No.6538)

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Michelangelo , when painting in the Popes chapel the picture of Hell and the souls of the damned , made one of the latter so exact a resemblance of a cardinal who was his enemy, that everyone immediately applied to Pope Clement , desiring it may be effaced; to which te latter replied,

“You know that I have power to deliver a soul out of purgatory, but not out of Hell”.


Hole in Pope’s Chair!

New made Popes were formerly seated on a chair with a hole in it, from whence they threw money to the people. The design of this delicate throne was to intimate to the newly elected Pope, that he was subject to the calls of nature like other men.


Pope’s “Miracle”

When Sixtus the Fifth aspired to the Popedom he counterfeited old age for fifteen years. During the conclave assembled to elect a new Pope, he leaned upon a crutch and appeared remarkably firm. His plan took so  well that the cardinals elected him, expecting that he would die soon. But shortly after his election,  he performed the “miracle” of his own cure.


Christ will be crucified again!

Goethe walking through Rome with a friend, said to him. “There is not a relic of primitive Christianity here; and if Jesus Christ was to return to see what his deputy was about, he would run a far chance of being crucified again.”

Xxx  subham xxx


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Date: 9 June 2019
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30 Quotations on Scholars & Great Men

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Date: 30 May 2019

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Date: 10 May 2019

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In Egypt as in Babylon we have the four quarters of the Earth, and in the hieroglyphic texts the number four is symbolic and complete. Thus we have the four sons of Horus, the four altars, the Four Birth places in Abydos, the four cardinal points, the four doves of heaven, the four winds, the four rudders, the 4 nets vases, the 4 vessels of blood, the four vessels of milk, the four glorious gods, the four spirits, the four lighted lamps etc.

In the Bible 4 rivers of paradise, the four days of lamentation, the four barrels of water, the beasts with four faces and four wings, the four men in the fire, the four beasts, the four kings the four horns, the four carpenters , the four anchors.

We have also the four elements- earth, air, fire and water, the four evangelists and the four temperaments of men according to Hippocrates.

A name of god YH, contains only two letters, but the Great and Most Holy Name YHWH contains four.

The Kabbalah adds many other examples of the use of the number Four.

In Hinduism

Four is a very important and a holy number for the Hindus.

Vedas are four— Rik, Yajur , Sama and Atharvana Vedas

Four are the Mutts established by Adi Shankara 

Four are the Manasa putras of Brahma

Four were the disciples of Vyasa.

For Tamil Hindus four and its multiples were important even 2000 years ago. They named many of their old books with 4,40, 400 and 4000.

I will explain them in detail.

Four is complete and intelligent

Chatur is four. One who has intelligence, cleverness is Chaaturya.

Now we will look them in detail—

Manifestations of Fire

Gambhiiraa, Yamalaa, Mahatii, Panchamii

Gambhira yamala caiva Mahati Panchami tathaa

Catvarognervikarah syurvishamo vatasambhavah

—Sarnga samhita 1-7-26



Nidraa-Svapna Sleep by dream

Strip-Kaama Woman by desire

Agni- Indhana Fire by fuel

Suraa-Paana Liquor by drink

Na svapnena jayenidram na kamena jayetsriyah

Na indhanena jayedagnim na panena suram jayet

–Vidura Niti 7-81



Fire by fuel -Agni by Kaastham

Ocean by Rivers-Mahodadhi by Aapagaa

God of Death by all creatures -Antakah by Sarvabhuuta 

Beautiful women by men-Vaamalocanaah by Pumaamsah

Nagnistrupyati kasthanam napaganam mahodadhih

Nantakah sarvabhutanam na pumsam vamalocana

-Hitopadesam 2-113

To be continued …………..


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Date: 6 May 2019

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Date: 28 April 2019

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Auspicious Days – May 2, 8,10,16,17,23,29
Festival Days- 1 May Day, 7 Akshaya Trutyai, 18 Vaikasi Visakam, May 23- Indian Election Results

New moon- 4, Full moon-18 , Ekadasi fasting days 15, 30

May 1 Wednesday

He who sees all beings as oneself is the truly learned –

–Chanakya Niti 6-2

May 2 Thursday

Wisdom is the weapon which defends against destruction; it is the inner fortress that baffles the enemy’s entry- Tirukkural 421 (Tamil Veda)

May 3 Friday 

Self – knowledge is the ultimate knowledge

–Sanskrit saying

May 4 Saturday 

Not to let the mind roam where it will, to withdraw it from evil and direct it to that which is good- that is wisdom –Tirukkural 422 (Tamil Veda)

May 5 Sunday 

Knowledge is shrouded in ignorance and all beings deluded thereby

–Bhagavad Gita 5-15

May 6 Monday 

To discern the truth in everything, from whomsoever it may be heard, is wisdom -Tirukkural 423 (Tamil Veda)

May 7 Tuesday 
The blind man is better than the ignorant


May 8 Wednesday

The wise express even profound thoughts in simple terms,

But would grasp the subtlities of all what others say –Tirukkural 424 (Tamil Veda)

May 9 Thursday

Nothing is gained by the holy gab when the truth remains unknown. –Kahavatratnakar

May 10 Friday

The wise are universal friends, equal minded without too much blooming or glooming – Tirukkural 425 (Tamil Veda)

May 11 Saturday

How can a hunter ever know the value of a priceless pearl?


May 12 Sunday

To live in conformity with the world is wisdom- Tirukkural 426 (Tamil Veda)

May 13 Monday

Does a donkey know ( can smell) the fragrance of camphor?

–Tamil proverb

May 14 Tuesday

The wise have foresight of events; the ignorant do not forsee- Tirukkural 427 (Tamil Veda)

May 15 Wednesday

If one knows oneself, all harms can be avoided

Tamil saint Tirumular in Tiru manthiram

May 16 Thursday

It is folly not to fear what should be feared; to fear that which should be feared is the way of the wise- Tirukkural 428 (Tamil Veda)

May 17 Friday

Seeing One (god in everything) is the true vision – Tamil poetess Avvaiyar

May 18 Saturday

The wise, who coming ills foresee,

From future dreaded shocks are free

– Tirukkural 429 (Tamil Veda)

May 19 Sunday

What is the use of enlightening the enlightened? –Kahavatratnakar

May 20 Monday

Wisdom is the fruit of penance


May 21 Tuesday

Those who possess wisdom, possees everything; those who have not wisdom, whatever else they possess, have nothing- Tirukkural 430 (Tamil Veda)

May 22 Wednesday

Knowledge alone is the greatest strength

–Subhasita ratna khanda manjusa

May 23 Thursday

Listening and learning from the wise is the treasure of treasures- Tirukkural 411 (Tamil Veda)

May 24 Friday

Buddhiman balavan- Sanskrit saying (Intellectuals are stronger than musclemen)

May 25 Saturday

Even the creator fails to please the dull- witted dunce

–Niti satakam -2,Hitopadesam 1-56

May 26 Sunday

When there is no food for the ear, a little food will be given to the stomach too- Tirukkural 412 (Tamil Veda)

May 27 Monday

No eye greater than knowledge – –Subhasita ratna khanda manjusa

May 28 Tuesday

Listen to whatever is good, however little; little as it may be, it will bring you much greatness- Tirukkural 416 (Tamil Veda)

May 29 Wednesday

Numeracy and literacy are two eyes – Kondrai venthan

May 30 Thursday

Nothing in this world is as sacred as wisdom —

Bhagavad Gita 4-38

May 31 Friday

Everyone does not know everything



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Date: 17 April 2019

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Let us continue with Niti sataka of Bhartruhari

Slokas / verses 56, 57, 58, 59, 60


What are good Ornaments?

Verse 56. The ears of such men as these are adorned with

hearing revelation, not with earrings ; their hands with

liberality, not with bracelets ; their bodies shine through

doing kind deeds to others, not with ointment of sandal-


श्रोत्रं श्रुतेनैव न कुण्डलेन
दानेन पाणिर्न तु कङ्कणेन ।
विभाति कायः करुणपराणां
परोपकारैर्न तु चन्दनेन ॥ 1.56 ॥

Tamil poet Tiruvalluvar, author of Tamil Veda

Tirukkkural says,

Listening and earning from the wise is the treasure of treasures; the best of wealth-  Kural 411

Of the nature of deaf is the ear into which wisdom heard has not pierced, although it hears.-  Kural 418


Good men keep secrets; bad men are like drums

57. The good man shuns evil and follows good: he

keeps secret that which ought to be hidden : he makes

his virtues manifest to all: he does not forsake one in

adversity: he gives in season. Such (according to the

wise) are the marks of a worthy friend.

पापान्निवारयति योजयते हिताय
गुह्यं निगूहति गुणान्प्रकटीकरोति ।
आपद्गतं च न जहाति ददाति काले
सन्मित्रलक्षणम् इदं प्रवदन्ति सन्तः ॥ 1.57 ॥

The mean are like the drum that is beaten, for they hear secrets and betray them – Kural 1076


Clouds pour down unasked!

58. The sun opens the lotuses; the moon illuminates

the beds of water-lilies ; the cloud pours forth its water

unasked : even so the liberal of their own accord are

occupied in benefiting others.

पद्माकरं दिनकरो विकचीकरोति
चम्द्र्प्वोलासयति कैरवचक्रवालम् ।
नाभ्यर्थितो जलधरो‌உपि जलं ददाति
सन्तः स्वयं परहिते विहिताभियोगाः ॥ 1.58 ॥

Paropakaaraathamidam sariiram- Vikramacaritam 66

The body is for helping others

Saadhuunaam hi paropakaarakarane nopaadhyapeksam manah- subhashita rnaada manjusah

The good hearted unconditionally help others.

The selfless shirk not from sacrificing their lives for those in dire need–Katha sarit sagaram

Himself without any clothes, the beggar is passionate about giving charity- Kahavatratnakar


Who are Demons?

59. Those men are good men who study the good of

others without regarding themselves. Those men are

ordinary men who, while they benefit others, do not

neglect their own interests. Those men are demons who

destroy another’s good for their own profit. What shall

we call those who aimlessly destroy that which is an-

other’s ?

एके सत्पुरुषाः परार्थघटकाः स्वार्थं परित्यजन्ति ये
सामान्यास्तु परार्थम् उद्यमभृतः स्वार्थाविरोधेन ये ।
ते‌உमी मानुषराक्षसाः परहितं स्वार्थाय निघ्नन्ति ये
ये तु घ्नन्ति निरर्थकं परहितं ते के न जानीमहे ॥ 1.59 ॥

The mean find fault with others even if they eat and dress themselves normally – Kural 1079


Friendship of the Good

60. The milk that has been joined to the water has

long since given over to it its own innate qualities. The

water has seen the milk growing hot, and has immediately

made an offering of itself in the fire. The milk

was eager to rush into the fire, but having seen its

friend’s distress, remains still, being joined to the water.

Even so is the friendship of the good.

क्षीरेणात्मगतोदकाय हि गुणा दत्ता पुरा ते‌உखिला
क्षीरोत्तापम् अवेक्ष्य तेन पयसा स्वात्मा कृशानौ हुतः ।
गन्तुं पावकम् उन्मनस्तदभवद्दृष्ट्वा तु मित्रापदं
युक्तं तेन जलेन शाम्यति सतां मैत्री पुनस्त्वीदृशी ॥ 1.60 ॥

Genuine friendship hastens to redress distress even like the hand which picks up quickly the garment that slips- Kural 788

Friendship  protects in moments of danger and ruin; directs on the right path and shares suffering – Kural 787

XXXXX subham xxxx

‘Please Hit Me’ – Husband begged to His Wife! (Post No.6256)

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Ladies Vs Men

Someone remarked to Adolph Menjou that the depredations of the draft were working havoc in the ranks of Hollywood’s romantic leading men
“That is true, said Menjou, and it will be the first time that some of our leading ladies will be playing opposite men their own age”.


Gift from a School Boy

No actress could ever have enjoyed a more touching tribute than that one received by Helen Hayes when she was portraying the role of Mary of Scotland. As darkness was falling after the matinee one winters afternoon, she encountered outside the stage door a small boy gazing at her adoringly.
After several successive matinees he still appeared faithfully. Then one time he impulsively stepped forward thrusting something into her hand and fled down the street. Miss Hayes found herself holding a small box. Opening it she found a little glided medal bearing the inscription
“Scholarship medal, Public school 42, 1933”.

Please hit me!

When Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, a notably devoted husband and wife , started rehearsing.
At Mrs Beans, a play in which it was necessary for Miss Fontanne to strike Mr Lunt in the face, she found she couldn’t hit him. She pulled her hand back and let go— and then stopped dead before she struck. Her husband begged her to do it, but after thirty minutes still she couldn’t. Finally Mr Lunt shouted,
“For God’s sake, Lynn you are the lousiest actress I have ever played opposite!”
The Fontanne hand made a direct hit. Mr Lunt yelped with pain, then grinned. But when they put on the show he had to whisper,
“Don’t be lousy, dear”, each time before she would hit him.

Actor is dead!

A film salesman was trying to sell the latest Clark Gable picture to a cinema proprietor in the wilds of Venezuela.
‘Clark Gable is dead’ , he was told
You recall the film Parnell?
Yes, a box office winner, is, senor, but , the Gable had died in that.
Look here, I don’t……………..
I tried to show another Gable film after that., went on the Venezuelan.
And what happen? Hell broke loose. @Senor, my clients see the Gable die in one picture.
Cannot one believe one’s own eyes? So far as this village is concerned, Gable is dead.”

You are a Poster Boy!

Robert Palmer, the eighteenth century actor, was in the early part of his life a bill sticker, which circumstance was pretty generally known to the performers. One evening being dressed for Sir Brilliant Fashion, he strutted into the green room, with sparkling buckles on his and at his knees, and a brilliant ring on his finger. One of the company inquired if they were real.
“I wear nothing but diamonds”, replied Palmer
“I congratulate you, said john bannister, for I remember when you wore nothing but paste”.
This occasioned a war, which was heightened by Mrs Jordan crying out
“Stick him against the wall, Bob, Stick him against the wall”.

xxx subham xxx

Producers Anecdotes (Post No.6250)

Samuel Goldwyn

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When Gary Cooper had finished making a certain picture for Samuel Goldwyn, another producer, Hunt Stromberg, exercised the option which he held on Cooper’ s services. Goldwyn called the other producer on the phone and in an aggrieved tone, said,
“It isn’t that I mind your taking Cooper. But you could have been nicer about it. You could at least have called me up and said,
Sam, I need Cooper right away, if it doesn’t interfere with your plans. Then I would have said, no”.


Sam Goldwyn , impressed by the wide sale of Radcliffe Hall’s ‘The Well of Loneliness, expressed a desire to purchase the film rights.
“You can’t film that, he was advised. It deals with lesbians”.
“So alright, replied Goldwyn, where they got lesbians, we will use Austrians”.

From Wikipedia:–
Samuel Goldwyn

American-Polish film producer


Samuel Goldwyn, also known as Samuel Goldfish, was a Polish-American film producer. He was most well known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood.Wikipedia


To Billy Rose came a seedy looking individual with a startling proposition. “I will do an act in your show that will be the greatest sensation ever presented. You can advertise it in advance, and get $100 a ticket. If you put $25000 in escrow for my wife, I will then commit suicide in the full view of your audience.
“It is natural !” said Rose, stimulating enthusiasm, but what will you do for an encore?”



  1. 1.

a bond, deed, or other document kept in the custody of a third party and taking effect only when a specified condition has been fulfilled.)




  1. 1.

A repeated or additional performance of an item at the end of a concert, as called for by an audience.

“everybody got up on stage for the final encore”

synonyms: repeat performance, extra performance, 


Perfect Scenario

They say that Samuel Goldwyn read the first script submitted by a new writer attached to the studio and summoned the hopeful to his desk.

“This is a perfect scenario, said Goldwyn, it is the first time in my life that I have seen a perfect scenario. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I want you to have a hundred copies made so I can distribute them to all the other writers so that everybody should see a really perfect script.
And hurry, he called as the thrilled and excited writer hastened out of the office ,before I start writing it.”


The film producer, Daryl Zanuck, of whom Eddie Cantor has said,
“Zanuck is Goldwyn without the accent, once epitomised the Hollywood approach in speaking of Les Miserables, which he was about to film, referring to it as Lee’s Miserables, depicting as,
I am a fugitive from a Chain Gang in costume”.


Flea Show
The following incident occurred at the Flea Show in Paris. One of the dear creatures which acted as coachman to the great flea coach, managed to hop off his box, and elected a rather stout lady, standing near, as his resting place. The proprietor of the show, who had spent much time and patience upon the  education of his insect, was in despair, and the lady was asked if she would mind making a search for the missing flea.

She accordingly retired to a private room, and in a few minutes, returned triumphant, carefully holding the captive in the most approved flea style. She handed him to the show man who started and changed colour, and returning the flea to the lady remarked:
Madame, this is not my flea!

(Flea circus


A flea circus is a circus sideshow attraction in which fleas are attached to miniature carts and other items, and encouraged to perform circus acts within a small housing.)

flea crcus

Xxx subham xxx