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Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots
Author Index
Invocation Introduction
Monday's Lesson Tuesday's Lesson
Wednesday's Lesson Thursday's Lessson
Friday's Lesson Saturday's Lesson
Sunday's Lesson
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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ON AGE AND SIZE

Benjonson, the far-famed poet-dramatist of the Elizabethan age beautifully analyzed this fact in his little poem captioned, "The Noble Nature". His observation and inference indeed open our eyes to the greatest truth: "Short span has its sweetness. And littleness has its loveliness too".

He gives a graphic account of the truth with an analogy that at once drives home the truth miraculously. He compares the age to an oak tree that lives hundreds of years in dim forests. No doubt it grows tall and stout, and covers thousands of inches of land by spreading its long, thick, green branches. Looks it majestic and awe-inspiring with its stately appearance, colourful flowers and shady branches. Then comes 'full stop', with regard to its merits. If at all there is any in the list of assets, the quantum of timber it yields demands inclusion. It is, of course, enormous. Mind you, only for timber, it is used mainly! Nothing worthwhile other than this, ever appears in sight.

But, look at the 'Lily' for a while, that lives, but for a day. Ah! What a lovely tiny flower is it! How captivating is its beauty! Its whiteness and splendor enthrall us. It anoints the gentle breeze with its sweet scent and makes the inhalers spellbound. It is a flower of light, fairer than May, perhaps the fairest among such tiniest objects. Hence,. people crave or its company, yearn for its sight, adorn themselves with it and lastly yet significantly, they use it as a sacred object of worship. They elevate its position and are elated by it in turn.

 

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