1)Meeting:When we go to meet our relatives and they
kick us and shut the door for us, we feel insulted
and take an oath that hereafter we never go again
to meet them. However, if we go on pilgrimage and
due to crowd or stampede, we are pushed away and
cannot meet God, we never take an oath,”Oh, God,
hereafter, I never come to your doorsteps to meet You.”
2)Bowing:Shri Rama, lifted up Shiva Dhanus(bow of Shiva) and
fulfilled Janaka’s(Father of Sita) condition to marry Sita.
During the marriage ceremony, Rama was standing erect,
holding his head up high, indicating that he was not prepared
to bow to anyone.When the sages accumulated there saw that Sita
could not reach his neck to put the garland, they sent his brother
Laxman to bow to the feet of Rama and seek his blessings.
Laxman knelt at Rama’s feet. Rama bowed his head to lift Laxman
and to bless him. At once Seeta placed the garland around the
bowed neck of Rama.
3)Vivah(Sanskrit word-meaning wedding)means very special dedication.
Vi= very special; Vah=to carry. The oath of dedication that the
bride and the groom take to each other is a contract that ”carries”
them along for the remainder of their lives.
1.Speed thrills; but kills.
2.To reach great height, a person needs to have
3.Attitude deteremines altitudes.-Srinivas Raman.
4.Circumstances do not make the man; they reveal
5.The life of this world is nothing but the harmony
of opposites.-Jalaluddin Rumi(Mystic)
6.Dreams don’t age.
7.Conciliation is better than confrontation.
8.Books are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
9.Consider that a friend may be made out of an enemy.
10.Silver and gold are purified by fire but God purifies
11.Man is tested by his reaction to man’s praise.
12.We live more by examples than by reason.
13.He lives, who dies to win a lasting name.
14.It is better to have self control than to control an army.
15.If you can’t be a tree, be the best possible bush.
16.Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.
17.Roads, the more curves, the more dangerous they are.
18.Inner joy promotes healing.
19.We can no longer live in an isolated paradise.
-Dermot Bolger(Ireland’s wrter).
20.You cannot listen if you are talking;and if you are
talking, you are not learning.-Baba.
Views on different concepts.
1.Smile:A curve that can set a lot of things right.
2.Pessimist:A person who says that ”O”is the last
letter in ”ZERO”, instead of the first letter in
3.Optimist:A person who starts taking bath , if he
accidentally falls into a river.
4.Health is not only physical; it is also mental,
social and spiritual.
5.Kangaroo=Kan-Ga-Roo(= I dont know) in the Aboriginal
language of natives of Australia.
6. Economics (in Greek) means house-hold management.
7.”Fu”(Chinese character) means ”good fortune”.
8.”Gelos”=laughter(Greek root);gelotologist studies the
physiological effects of laughter.
9.A person who collects coins is a Numismatist.
10.Politics is for the thick skinned and not for the
11.Money:a)Those who are of the openion that money will
do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything
for money.-George Savile.
b)The real measure of your wealth is how much you would be
worth, if you lost all your money.-Anonymous.
12.Communication: What we say is just as important as how
we say it. Choosing the right words usually determines the
success or failure of a message being communicated.
13.Every and each:There is a clear distinction between
”every” and ”each”.”Every” refers to the totality
(say-month/community) and ”each” refers to the units/
individuals/ composing it.
14. Treat a mistake as an experience and not as a source
of self-condemnation.Every mistake teaches us something in
life. It inspires retrospection and introspection. It makes
us humble and wiser.-J.P.Vaswani.
15.Enjoy differences; for, they add richness, variety and
spice to life.Let us also accept the fact that the context
of a relationship should be one of love and not of expectation.
16.Beauty, thy name is woman.She is a mystery, the more you
discover, the more you are astonished.She is love,the more
you get, the more you want. She is a magic, the more you
experience, the more you’re spellbound.
17. Women like to be loved and men like to be needed.
18. You are as little as the things that annoy you.
19.Peace is sought as much by the rich as the poor.
The poor need food and shelter for peace and the rich
need peace despite having food and shelter. This is the
paradox faced by almost everyone.
20.Life is not only finding right person, but creating
right relationship. It is not how much we care in the
beginning, but how much we care till end.
Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the
moments that take your breath away.
Different religions viewed God differently
and the differences had led to wars and
massacres in the past, though all the religions
were the result of the man’s quest for
understanding the riddles of life.
-Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese.
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach for another is to risk involvement.
To expose your feelings is to risk exposing your
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is
to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To believe is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard
in life is to risk nothing. They may avoid suffering
and sorrow but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow,
love, live. Chained by their attitudes, they are slaves;
they have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who
risks is free.
-Ward, William A.
Do you know?
a.Linguists have suggested that the word ”Tulu” means
”that which is connected with water”.
b.Betelnut is brown and symbolises toughness and endurance.
Betel leaf is soft and resembles heart in shape.
The combination of areca/betel nut and betel leaf is
synonymous with marriage. The areca nut represents the
male principle and the betel leaf, the female.
The message is that like an idealised couple they are
c.Sooda is a village in Karkala Taluk, Udupi District,
Karnataka State. It is also a surname in Bunts (Tulu
Community).Kolkere is a village located in the area of
Basrur in Kundapura Taluk, Udupi District.It is also a
surname in Bunts. There is another village named Kolkere
in Channagiri Taluk, Davangere District.(Karnataka State)
1)a.When all knots that strangle the heart are loosened,
when all the desires that surge in the heart are renounced,
the mortal becomes immortal.
b.Fools dwelling in darkness but thinking themselves as wise
and erudite, go round and round by various torturous paths,
like the blind led by the blind.
Light is of two kinds. The created light such as light of the
sun, moon, stars, fire and electricity. All these are created
and they are a creation of Allah. The second light is the
uncreated one and is an attribute of Allah.Allah is far exalted
and praised with all His attributes. He is the creator unlike
His creation. The light of His face and His Self are both
uncreated, rather they are one of His lofty attributes.