Eenadu Telugu Daily reported a great speech of our beloved Union Urban Development Minister, Shri Venkaiah Naidu. The Title of the article is: వివేకానందుడి మాటలను శ్రీశ్రీ రవిశంకర్ నిజం చేశారు (English: ShriShri Ravishankar made real and true, the words of Swami Vivekananda. Link for those who wish to read this news item: Click to go to Eenadu.net .
"...ప్రపంచ సాంస్కృతిక ఉత్సవాలను చూసి ముగ్ధుడినయ్యాను. అనుభూతికి లోనయ్యాను. ఉద్వేగ్వానికి, ఉత్సాహానికి గురయ్యాను. నా దేశ రాజధానిలో ఇంత పెద్ద ఉత్సవం జరగడం అద్భుతం. మనిషి బలహీనంగా ఉన్నట్లు భావిస్తే బలహీనుడవుతాడు... బలవంతుడిగా ఉన్నట్లు భావిస్తే బలంగా ఉంటాడన్న స్వామి వివేకానంద మాటలను శ్రీశ్రీరవిశంకర్ నిరూపించి చూపారు. ప్రపంచ మత ఉత్సవంలో (వరల్డ్ రిలీజియన్ ఫెస్టివల్లో) పాల్గొనడానికి వివేకానందుడు విదేశాలకు వెళితే శ్రీశ్రీ రవిశంకర్ ప్రపంచాన్నే భారత దేశానికి తీసుకొచ్చారు. ..."
"...Having seen the World Cultural Festival, I am greatly impressed. I underwent into an ecstasy. I got captivated with emotions (of joy) and enthusiasm. It is awesome that, this festival of so much great size has taken place in the Capital of my country. SriSri Ravishankar, proved and demonstrated the Swami Vivekananda's saying '...whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; if you think yourself strong, you will be strong...' . If Vivekananda had gone abroad to participate in World Religion Festival, SriSri Ravishankar brought the world to India. ..."
ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.
To undergo emotions, enthusiasm, getting impressed by festivals, is of course a matter of personal choice. Hence we shall not touch it.
Personally, I view the World Cultural Festival organised by the Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) on Yamuna River, as just a bourgeoisie extravaganza. What is so much great in mopping up funds world-wide making rhetorical speeches and presentations to persons who do not apply their minds, and throw away the funds on Colorful Lights, Laser shows, dresses and group dances. It only serves as a Deviator to divert the attention of Poor Indians who eke out a life of precarious existence in their effort to get two square meals. It is also worth noting at this juncture, that Central Government seems to have released a grant of Rs. 25 million for this extravaganza, apart from sending Defence Forces to erect structures on the Yamuna River.
The goal of this Festival appears to be, to boost the personal prestige of ShriShri Ravishankar.
Shri Venkaiah Naidu, does not seem to have studied in depth the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. Most of the quotes and Swami Vivekananda are just preachings, intended for others to follow, and NOT FOR HIMSELF. My readers, who wish to study some hard work done by me on Vivekananda's Complete Works , can visit : Click to go to Vivekanandayb.blogspot.com. . I have spent nearly two years studying deeply into the Complete Works. I have had mixed feelings, after writing 278 blog posts, with the help of the Complete Works. I felt that I had wasted my time. I also felt that the study has opened my eyes.
I only wish that Mr. Venkaiah Naidu cares to study the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda IN DEPTH , whenever he finds time. I do not think he will care to. If somebody tells him about our blog, he can at least check up what has been written by me at my Vivekanandayb.blogspot.com, whether they are correct or not. If I have gone wrong, he can always correct me. I welcome my readers also to correct me, after giving me an opportunity to explain the things.
Tail Piece धूमकेतु తోక చుక్క
The Home Ministry is reported to have sent a bill to the Punjab Government, for supporting them with Central Forces, to clear the Terrorists who seized the Pathankot Airforce Station. It is very very very unreasonable. It is the duty of the Central Government to help the States, particularly those States which are situated on our borders, and face frequent Terrorist threats, to provide the Central support FREE OF COST, and IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER THEY REQUEST FOR SUCH HELP OR NOT.. Mr. Narendra Modi, when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat, claimed that he could not control 2002 Gujarat Riots and the mass killings, because the Central Government and the neighboring States have not sent him timely support. Now, Mr. Modi should show some empathy and sympathy towards the suffering States, and help them with FREE SUPPORT for the Armed Forces sent. Sending Bills for sending the forces will be a cruel joke ! This type of cruel jokes , Lord Wellesly played in British Era. Now, are we in Britain?
Shall we hope, that Ministry of Defence, will charge the AOL Foundation, for sending the Defence Personnel to build temporary bridges etc. on Yamuna River.
Subject to substantial Revision, additions and deletions. To continue and revise this, with more proof.. सशेष. సశేషం.