…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Variation on a theme of Menofilcher.

As a change from mining the behemoth which is the etherwebble, good old fashioned print comes into play. Now that readings and researches are starting to find a stable base once more and time can be spent in that delightful old-fashioned pursuit of 'turning the page', there is a certain joy being rediscovered that most definitely does not come from screen-glean.  There is a different concentration level, somehow.

The fact that someone last week said they were printing off one of the articles from Aatmaavrajanam lends credence to this.  Having the words readily to hand, in a manner where we can truly pore over them, scribble around them, highlight and underscore; this makes concrete the learning.

In seeking some items which might be easily inserted into various posts, this was discovered. Something we all need to be reminded of from time to time.

Hope this mid-week finds you determined.

(The poem had no author name; it is taken from a pamphlet of the name at foot, provided by the Divine Life Society.)


  1. I've read this before. It's far too long to be posted on social media, which needs four line (max) homilies. No idea who wrote it, but I'd put it at a hundred or so years old. It will be interesting to see what others know, and think about the style and sentiment here. To which I can only say Amen.

  2. We don't know Who Wrote it... butt it is SO very much correct.

  3. Very inspiring but sometimes it's just time to quit and go in a different direction.

  4. I've seen this poem before, although I couldn't say when or where. There is some truth to it.

  5. It's important to keep trying or doing. Don't quit.

  6. Sometimes however, quitting is the only answer. But only sometimes.


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