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Vanaprasthashram

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by PushpavalliSrinivasan, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. PushpavalliSrinivasan

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    Life is neither a bed of roses nor a bed of thorns. There are ups and downs and we have to face them boldly and with equanimity.


    After fulfilling our duties now we are enjoying vanaprastha ashram in the busy city of Chennai in an apartment complex.Our forefathers used to go to the forest during vanaprastha ashram. After leading a luxurious life in cities we can’t even think of it now. Even if we are prepared to try it, it is not possible now as almost all the forests are destroyed.


    COVID-19 has given the opportunity to watch the epics Ramayana and Mahabharatham. Nearly four and half hours to five hours spent on this. Being a connoisseur of Carnatic music I have joined a Carnatic music site Carnatic Quartet where people post vocal and instrumental music according to the theme of the day in pure Carnatic style. We get the opportunity to hear songs rendered by doyens and jambawans of yester years as well as present day artists and upcoming young artists. For those who always want to keep themselves engaged there are a lot of things to do and to learn.
    Always try to have a positive attitude and keep enjoying life which God has bestowed.
     
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  2. Srama

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    Dear PS Ma'am,

    Welcome back! So nice to read you after a long time. Glad to see that uncle and you are busy between mythology and music. I think in a way COVID has brought vanaprathsram to the cities and into our lives :)

    We are almost back to normal here and hoe that will be the case for the rest of the world - We all need our routines. I always think of your signature line and smile.

    Keep sharing with us - will show us a way.

    Ragards
     
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    Dear Rama,
    Thank you for your reply to my post. Uncle predicted that you Will be the first person to welcome me back to IL. In fact I used to visit IL in FB.
     
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    Dear Rama,
    Thank you for your reply to my post. Uncle predicted that you Will be the first person to welcome me back to IL. In fact some times I used to visit IL in FB.
     
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    I am glad I didnot disappoint uncle, then :)
    Look forward to seeing more of you.
     
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    After a long hiatus your re entry with a positive note for IL'ites is like a breath of fresh air.
    I would join your contemporaries here in welcoming you with open arms seeking "blessings".

    Glad of your mention that real forest has disappeared yielding way to concrete vanam - jungle in which we are present.
    Regards.
    God Bless us all.
     
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    Dear Smt. Srinivasan:

    So nice to see your thread. I wish you and Sri Srinivasan a wonderful Vanaprasthashram life. You both have finished raising wonderful children already. Now it is time to review life experience, analyze the lessons learned and prepare to delve into the divine existence inside of us. Your loving attitude towards humanity, plants and birds should help you discover yourself and your orignal innate divinity. Solitude brings a lot of wisdom while you continue to enjoy your life by learning about the Avatars. When your actions are filled with highest level of skill, lot of love and selfless, performed with a mind not to look for fruits, you are in a meditative state. Having read all of your earlier threads, I know you thrive in this meditative actions. My humble pranams to you and Sri. Srinivasan.
     
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    Dear PS madam,
    After a long time meeting you.
    New kind of Vanaprasthashram you are leading. Instead of real jungle it is concrete jungle as Mr. Thyagarajan mentioned. Mythology and music...good combination. Have a great time.
    Syamala
     

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