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Starry Starry Night, (Vincent) Secrets of Old Age

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:02 pm    Post subject: Starry Starry Night, (Vincent) Secrets of Old Age Reply with quote

Starry Starry Night, (Vincent) Secrets of Old Age
I recommend the following Video for Senior Structural Engineers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgBF3sIPm4c


Life can begin at 60, it is all in your hands!
S. Ramachandran
The Hindu, Aug 1st, 2010
http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/life-can-begin-at-60-it-is-all-in-your-hands/article544625.ece

  











Many people feel unhappy, health-wise and security-wise, after 60 years of age owing to the diminishing importance given to them and their opinion. But it need not be so, if only we understand the basic principles of life and follow them scrupulously. Here are ten mantras to age gracefully and make life after retirement pleasant.
1. Never say I am aged': There are three ages, chronological, biological, and psychological. The first is calculated based on our date of birth; the second is determined by the health conditions and the third is how old you feel you are. While we don't have control over the first, we can take care of our health with good diet, exercise and a cheerful attitude. A positive attitude and optimistic thinking can reverse the third age.
2. Health is wealth: If you really love your kith and kin, taking care of your health should be your priority. Thus, you will not be a burden to them. Have an annual health check-up and take the prescribed medicines regularly. Do take health insurance cover.
3. Money is important: Money is essential for meeting the basic necessities of life, keeping good health and earning family respect and security. Don't spend beyond your means even for your children. You have lived for them all through and it is time you enjoyed a harmonious life with your spouse. If your children are grateful and they take care of you, you are blessed. But never take it for granted.
4. Relaxation and recreation: The most relaxing and recreating forces are a healthy religious attitude, good sleep, music and laughter. Have faith in God, learn to sleep well, love good music and see the funny side of life.
5. Time is precious: It is almost like holding a horse's reins. When they are in your hands, you can control them. Imagine that everyday you are born again. Yesterday is a cancelled cheque. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is ready cash use it profitably. Live this moment.
6. Change is the only permanent thing: We should accept change it is inevitable. The only way to make sense out of change is to join the dance. Change has brought about many pleasant things. We should be happy that our children are blessed.
7. Enlightened selfishness: All of us are basically selfish. Whatever we do, we expect something in return. We should definitely be grateful to those who stood by us. But our focus should be on the internal satisfaction and happiness we derive by doing good to others, without expecting anything in return.
8. Forget and forgive: Don't be bothered too much about others' mistakes. We are not spiritual enough to show our other cheek when we are slapped in one. But for the sake of our own health and happiness, let us forgive and forget them. Otherwise, we will be only increasing our BP.
9. Everything has a purpose: Take life as it comes. Accept yourself as you are and also accept others for what they are. Everybody is unique and right in his own way.
10. Overcome the fear of death: We all know that one day we have to leave this world. Still we are afraid of death. We think that our spouse and children will be unable to withstand our loss. But the truth is no one is going to die for you; they may be depressed for some time. Time heals everything and they will carry on.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Prayer of a dying person. Isa. Upani. 15-16 Reply with quote

Dear  Dr. Subramanian,
Thanks for this. This advise is very important for people of my age. The last or point :
"10. Overcome the fear of death: We all know that one day we have to leave this world. Still we are afraid of death. We think that our spouse and children will be unable to withstand our loss. But the truth is no one is going to die for you; they may be depressed for some time. Time heals everything and they will carry on."

When I am near death (I am already 73 years old) I will ask my family to recite loudly these two verses of Isavasyopanisad, which  is prayer of a dying person on death bed.  

Isa Up. (Published by RKM Chennai) Verses 15-16:

" Like a Lid, Thy shining golden orb covers the entrance to the Truth in Thee. Remove it, O Sun, that I who am devoted to the True may behold That."    

" O Sun, offspring of Prajapati, Thou lonely courser of the heaven, Thou controller and supporter of all, contract Thy rays, withdraw Thy light. Through Thy grace, I behold the most blessed form of Thine. I am indeed He, that Being who dwells there. "       

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Vasudeo Pandya P.E. ; S.E.
structural Engineer


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Prayer of a dying person. Isa. Upani. 15-16 Reply with quote

Dear Er Pandyaji,

You are welcome. thanks for the Verses from the  also Upanishads, which stresses the fact that God resides inside everyone of us!  Did you see the nice video at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgBF3sIPm4c

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NS

VPandya wrote:
Dear  Dr. Subramanian,
Thanks for this. This advise is very important for people of my age. The last or point :
"10. Overcome the fear of death: We all know that one day we have to leave this world. Still we are afraid of death. We think that our spouse and children will be unable to withstand our loss. But the truth is no one is going to die for you; they may be depressed for some time. Time heals everything and they will carry on."

When I am near death (I am already 73 years old) I will ask my family to recite loudly these two verses of Isavasyopanisad, which prayer of a dying person on death bed.  

Isa Up. (Published by RKM Chennai) Verses 15-16:

" Like a Lid, Thy shining golden orb covers the entrance to the Truth in Thee. Remove it, O Sun, that I who am devoted to the True may behold That."    

" O Sun, offspring of Prajapati, Thou lonely courser of the heaven, Thou controller and supporter of all, contract Thy rays, withdraw Thy light. Through Thy grace, I behold the most blessed form of Thine. I am indeed He, that Being who dwells there. "       

Regards.

Vasudeo Pandya P.E. ; S.E.
structural Engineer
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Yes I saw this nice Video. Simply great. Reply with quote

Dear  Dr. Subramanian,

Yes I saw the Video and down loaded it on my Desk Top.  Certainly a wonderful thing to have for seniors like me.  I want go through it few more times .


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Vasudeo Pandya P.E. ; S.E.
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