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1 Quotable Quotes My sincere thanks to the Indian Express for inspiring me to compile these slides. Secondly, my father’s oft repeated phrase “We are born to live” has also been an impetus to me. 10th Sept 07 MON VENMATHI

2 1967 Naxalbari revolt crushed By their own comrades 2007 Fifty years hence The cyst of double-speak exits In Nandigram episode.

3 Change One nonsense is replaced By another nonsense But that nonsense is sense At a given point of time

4 Realising ‘Sat’ (truth) --Seeds of change-- Is Gnana (wisdom) And living through it Is ‘Moksha’ (paradise).

5 Life is mortal But the product of life ---labour--- Is immortal

6 Deep down within Life seems meaningless Yet made meaningful By the outside.

7 Too much of anything is poison Too little of anything is medicine Balanced of anything is nutrition

8 Efforts work till the situation is under your control. Beyond your control Either pray to God Or be a mute spectator.

9 Zero tension is impossible Controlled tension is plausible Mounting tension is despicable Hysteric tension is deplorable Tension possessed is madness

10 Superstition and Sentiment Are neither congruent nor similar One is cultural and the Other is psychological

11 Ego is like a hard rock Blasting it is dangerous Breaking it is still worse Lifting it is impossible Floating dissolves it.

12 Sex is neither sacred nor profane It is more than an human instinct; It is melody where Time & Ego dissolves

13 Dialectics of life Ironically is more visibble In the stock markets

14 Pedaling Patience, Perseverance Persistence and Prudence Ensures Pursuit of Goal And Happiness

15 Two steps forward and One step backward--- Is better than a LEAP

16 Philosophy is the science of all sciences Simply it is the study of Matter, mind and men In its interconnections.

17 The world wide web is the sequential evil to Bureaucracy; and not the communists unfortunately !

18 Fear of fear Is more dreadful than The fear itself

19 See problem as a problem And not the person behind it.

20 Frustration, Fanaticism And fetishism Breeds terrorism

21 Religion is a mere pillow For good sleep-- Like teddy bear to children

22 Planning is the pivotal point To success Others are mere leverages.

23 Marxism is nothing but Fuerbach’s materialism And Hegel’s dialectics which many are unaware.

24 Resolutions are galore They often fizzle out Like damp crackers.

25 A new born cries When it comes from Darkness to light We cry when someone Travels from light to Darkness

26 Beauty of innocence is best seen On a child’s face

27 Tiny tots of yesteryears Enjoyed every bit of life Now they are prisoners of time, Idiot boxes, joy sticks And overdose of academics With no fresh air to breathe.

28 Schools extract money for The dungeon classrooms Used also as lunchrooms With no playgrounds To exercise the body And relax the mind.

29 Flying kites and paper planes Playing Gilli-thandal Kicking handmade footballs Chewing ‘Kambarkut’ Parents knowing not their children counts Seems fresh in memory even now.

30 The present generation of students Possess dimmed social consciousness And are self –centered.

31 I say ‘A’; She says ‘B’ I say ‘B’; She says ‘AB’ I say ‘AB’; She says ‘ABC’ Finally, I learn ABCs of logic from her

32 We carry behind us The muck of ages Unless it is dropped down Our prototype will be a pot pouri

33 Noise is cacophony of sounds You hear them. Music is rhythmic, repetitive Integration and synchronization Of sounds We listen to.

34 All Religions preached Holiness and goodness But it achieved nothing Like a registry without files

35 The new man Saw the world with awe, anxiety and fear He covered them with Belief of God and Religion A necessity then.

36 More than religion and God It is rituals which are silly It obscures what religion and God stood for.

37 Hinduism is not a Religion But a way of life which is why it withstood the ravages of time.

38 An atheist can be an Hindu without being ostracised But not in any other religion

39 The modern world is Barely 300 years old It has changed leaps and bounds In contrast to the sluggish growth For the past 1700 years-- Incomparable ways of life

40 Religion has two wives One is the politician And the other priest.

41 During the past 30 years in service I have missed so many things But never my cup of tea. It has refreshed my life.

42 When you glance at A passing beauty Never to be seen again But you happen to see it You are filled with joy To the brim of your heart

43 Freedom is the appreciation of necessity in so far as the necessities ma y be blind. By Engles

44 Just as face is the index of the mind The streets are the index of the nation.

45 If someone asks you How are you? Say, your are fine or not fine But not “Aedhu Irukkan” You depress the person

46 People say God is patient and cool against evil But God says, Indian democracy is subdued and pensive in its look with its fists beneath the chin Perplexed as where to begin

47 One who says his wife Is the most beautiful women Is an hypocrite; a lie to the core He can say, you look beautiful !

48 You adsorb many things As you hear But you absorb few things If you listen to

49 People compromise With beliefs, customs and rituals Not because they do not believe; But out of sheer expediency.

50 1905 saw Swadeshi Banking 1967 saw Nationalised Banking 1980 saw mass banking in its peak 1990s saw retail banking 2000s saw elite and core banking

51 Naxalbari revolt Like a bolt in the blue Was a key factor for Banks nationalisation.

52 The fall of USSR in 90s Was more ethnic Than the system of governance. The soviets still exists.

53 Cold war,Warsaw pact And Non aligned movement Are dead Now the great dictator is from the allied forces of 1944-- USA-United Superpower Arrogance

54 Bakthi without wisdom Is a mere tinsel; Wisdom without Bakthi Is sheer arrogance.

55 Mathematics is not the Father of sciences; Because it teaches us about Figures, curves and arcs!

56 In essence If others are well You are well. If they are not well You need not be unwell.

57 Time has no end and no beginning It is an infinite straight line. Matter exists in time

58 Nutrition is important But excretion is vital and necessary

59 Fast buck doubles and trebles Earned money limps to double

60 ‘Survival of fittest theory’ The slogan of the day Poor Darwin would wryly smile For some to live Is what he never meant.

61 In the medals tally Where to we stand; Nowhere But for Miss beauty crowns And zero Olympic gold’s

62 Man was born naked But innocent Covered his fear by God and Religion

63 ‘Windows’ opens with Recycle bin only Deletes the unwanted But we carry the muck of ages Very safely in the cultural bin As Heritage

64 Marriage as an institution Is arranged prostitution

65 Procrastination is the thief of time Planning is management of time Being idle is waste of time

66 If you have an eye You can see a mole in the mountain But never make a mountain Out of a mole

67 People have all senses But quite often they lack Common sense

68 If you speak to God It is worship But if God speaks to you You are schizophrenic

69 What is the difference between Monarchy and Democracy The king dethroned And thrown to the streets And the lumpens shout “Vai Raja Vai, Kaali utta companiku searum!

70 When the first car came They called it a ‘Devil’ Understandable; With the Ist computers The Indian communists made a hue and cry Only to secretly cuddle it.

71 The Indian communists Never made a step forward To go two steps backward They are static and metaphysical

72 Woman is a commodity Sold in the marriage market

73 8 to 8 Banking Core Banking Sunday Banking Retail Banking Anywhere Banking Are Gorgeous fashion items Irrelevant to the banking Damsel

74 Wisdom springs When you introspect yourself --Your beliefs, habits and customs and you either negate to higher levels Or dump it all at once-- Painful process but peaceful in the end.

75 People with wisdom Manage Happiness and sorrow Efficiently and effectively Their inner mind is masked Practical people swim along the tides of life They have one mind Happy when happy And sad when sad

76 To attain wisdom you need philosophy And wise people are Ignorant of micro details-- mundane aspects of life

77 You can live without philosophy Then you live with facts and micro details You are ignorant of Differentiation, Integration and Generalisation You live in the house But fail to see it from above.

78 The bitter truth is You can never be philosophical in your daily activities since concrete practice As no philosophy

79 Philosophy is the Differentiation, Integration and Generalisation of practice The Depth of life is understood

80 Deep down within life Is meaningless But made meaningful By the outside.

81 What is the difference between Monarchy and Democracy The king is dethroned And thrown to the streets And the lumpens shout “Vai Raja vai, Kaali utta companiku saerum!

82 When the first car came They called it a devil Understandable; With the 1st computers The Indian communists made a hue and cry Only to secretly cuddle it.

83 The Indian communists Never make a step forward To go two steps backward They are static and metaphysical.

84 Woman is a commodity Sold in the marriage market

85 8 to 8 Banking Core Banking Sunday Banking Retail banking Anywhere banking Are gorgeous fashion items Irrelevant to exiting reality.

86 Beijing 2008 A long wait for 61 years To fetch a gold of honour While many were hell bent On ornamental gold. A moment to cherish An impetus to forge ahead In our sporting culture— At snail ‘s pace With muck of ages on our backs But notorious to fine tune In lightning speed.

87 A scar on the face is an identification But a scar in the heart is an irritation.

88 The mind thinks and manipulates But the heart loves without logic

89 Our education system Though developed Is ecclectic and Mentally retarded

90 At times Leaving it alone Is the best solution.

91 Do a little But do it everyday

92 You experience happiness Only if you know what sorrow is

93 Pain and Pleasure Are two facets Of the same gadget

94 An open heart And a blank mind Are ingredients For learning and objectivity

95 Press is the bit defender Of our operating system ----Democracy----

96 Never argue Beyond the critical point

97 Starve for fever Stump for cold -My father.

98 Zero is the first number But rarely used.

99 We find math's in every subject In Biology it is ZERO

100 Matter does not exist without time It is the fourth dimension.

101 Happenings are an interplay of necessity and chance

102 The tool of philosophy Is LOGIC

103 Categories of Philosophy Cause and effect Content and form Essence and phenomena Necessity and chance General, Particular and Individual Quantity and Quality

104 Contradiction is the source of development

105 Contradiction is the unity of opposites and very much the identity of opposites

106 Insurance is the premium You pay for your life!

107 Finite and the Infinite Never meet The former visible and The latter invisible Is that all about God?

108 Marx said “ Religion is the opium of the masses”. True, but I feel Opium is the religion of the poor people.

109 Women’s liberation Is incomplete Until chastity is reckoned in Men Or at least male chauvinism is subdued.

110 The three books That shook and changed the world --Das Capital, Social contract and Evolution of species-- Amazing indeed!


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