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subbiah sridhar
subbiah sridharhttps://www.mootnotmute.in
A writer/author by hobby and a former Indian Diplomat. I am 55 years and a Graduate in Political Science Honors from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University as also a Post Graduate in Sociology from Annamalai University. I am the Great Grandson of Late Mr. M.S. Purnalingam Pillai, BA, LT, Emeritus Professor of English, Bishop Heber College, Trichinopoly who authored 27 works in English including Madras University Papers on Shakespeare’s Plays, Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare, Stories from Goldsmith, Socretes and Plato and Evolutional Ethics, Julius Caesar, Othello – with introduction and full notes, Digest of Roman Law, The Ten Tamil Saints, History of England, etc. and 16 works in Tamil including Surapadman, Avvai Kural, Seyyul Kovai, Viveka Vilakkam, Panniru Penmanigal, Kathai and Karpanai (Story & Dream), Navaraathri Lectures, Kamatchi, Tamil Essays or Sitrurais, etc. I am interested in writing on topics of varied interests and for the time being I keep Politics and Religion out of my purview. My recent book titled ‘Nature…Human Nature…Animal Instinct’ published by M/s BlueRoseONE Publishers is available in Print and e-Book formats in various Book Stores and in Online Platforms such as Amazon & Flipkart as also in Amazon global platform and various other global publishers. The habit of writing articles started way back from 1986 when write-ups were submitted for publication initially in ‘Monday Diary’ column of Indian Express Newspaper and then other National-level newspapers. Writing is my passion and as and when ideas come, I pour it out in black and white and feel contented when the same gets published. My innumerable blogs are available in subbiahsridhars.blogspot.com and myvoice.opindia.com. I wish to achieve a remarkable success in the field of writing and publication of various Articles, Write-ups and Books solely penned by me. Writing is my passion and my view is that if one has come to this world, one should contribute some good thoughts for the benefit of others. I love nature watching and in fact many of my articles find a mention about the behavior of various flora and fauna and revolve around the environment. I also keep thinking and writing about celestial bodies and their movement and try to write something about the mysteries surrounding them about which our knowledge is too meagre. My Website – https://www.mootnotmute.in My social media links are - Instagram Handle -- https://www.instagram.com/subbiah_sridhar/ Facebook Handle -- https://www.facebook.com/SubbiahSridhar Twitter Handle -- https://www.twitter.com/sridharsubbiah Linked-in -- www.linkedin.com/in/subbiah-sridhar-6a9929267 *****

In my house there is a plant whose botanical name is Epipremnum Aureum also called Golden Pothos and normally referred to as ‘money-plant’.  This money-plant kept in a glass container had in its tiny branches just two or three leaves and for the last around two years, the indoor plant sustained itself, meaning to say, neither did it give up life by becoming rotten or getting dry nor emerged healthy in the sense that neither any new leaves came nor its branches grew and the tiny plant remained tiny for the two years and in fact the tiny plant stayed intact and ever waiting to grow or bring in new leaves in the water glass bottle it was planted in and kept inside drawing room. The tiny plant did not require anything for its sustenance except normal tap water that too I forgot to put and at no point of time the tiny plant showed its angriness by getting dried out for my not having changed water for long, no question of soil or manure.

Regarding the benefit of nurturing a money-plant, it is said one of the important benefits of money-plant is that it attracts wealth. We are all also familiar with the myth of money-plant being lucky for home. It is also believed that as per the text on the traditional Indian system of architecture called Vastu Shastra, the presence of money-plant wards off negative energy and instead bring-in positive energy in one’s home. Other than lucky bamboo, money plants are also well-known to bring wealth and abundance in one’s household. It suggests that keeping a money plant at one’s house helps in removing any financial obstacles and expects to bring in prosperity and more good luck. Since the time this tiny money-plant was kept near the marble statue of Sai Baba of Shirdi in one side and stucco statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, the happy / laughing Buddha, which is once again a symbol of happiness, contentment and prosperity and which helps accumulate positive vibes on the other side in the drawing room of my house, miraculously the tiny plant which never grew for around two years started getting new shiny green leaves and also started to grow in size.   

I am an equal believer in both Sai Baba of Shirdi and laughing Buddha. Incidentally, the direction in which they were kept was also East-facing. Now again, I believe in the phenomenon of keeping one’s temple of worship to face the East direction. It is not that any amount of wealth piled up or prosperity entered but it is nice to see new little fresh green money plant leaves adorning the space around Sai Baba of Shirdi’s head. At least, the new leaves brought-in a sigh of relief in the sense that as per Vastu Shastra, if the money plant has a stunted growth, then it is considered inauspicious. It is once again not that owing to the onset of spring season new leaves have come.  This tiny money plant with just two or three leaves has been there for more than two years and has seen two complete sets of four seasons during these years and now suddenly new leaves emerging puts one at a thought for the reason behind the same and the power that energized it. Incidentally, a big wooden sculpture of Lord Ganesha is also placed in South-eastern direction in the drawing room of my house where this tiny money plant is also kept.  It is believed that Lord Ganesha is the God who abodes in this direction and is a symbol of well-being and prosperity. 

So, I am totally perplexed as to who helped in bringing back new leaves in the tiny money plant after a span of around two years and complete passing over eight seasons, was it Lord Ganesha, Sai Baba of Shirdi or the Laughing Buddha! Some power definitely helped in getting the new leaves in the tiny money plant but to find out exactly which power was behind is just something like finding the answer to how the universe emerged at any point of time or how it is ever expanding for endless periods to come. All said and done, comparing Nature’s splendid work and the magnificent work done by various organs of human being’s body day and night, we hardly pay any heed or be grateful to the functioning of those internal organs until and unless one or any of the organs starts showing some indication of malfunctioning. How many of us are thankful for our own body organs be it heart or kidney which continuously functions even when a person is sleeping? Even, we the humans, forget to take full breath which is but a basic need for each and every cell in the body, unless the time one is doing a Yoga. Oxygen, the life-giving gas is the basic for even Yoga.  

In normal routine during the course of day or night, one hardly breaths-in to one’s lung’s capacity and the millions of body cells remain starved of the freely available oxygen supply. It is said, the real partner of any being, is one’s own body which remains with one till one’s death. All other relations may come and go but one’s body is the true, real and reliable partner. Whatever be the busy-ness of mankind, which is all but temporary, one should never forget to be grateful for the functioning of one’s own organs and similarly be grateful for the new lives born be it amongst the flora or fauna and be ever grateful for the creator of those lives and spend at least some part of the time in a day and little thinking about the same in between one’s so-called busy life schedule. After all, remembering the creator, being grateful to Mother Nature, doing only good deeds and thinking about one’s immortal soul is what is permanent and the real richness dwells only on these understandings.

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subbiah sridhar
subbiah sridharhttps://www.mootnotmute.in
A writer/author by hobby and a former Indian Diplomat. I am 55 years and a Graduate in Political Science Honors from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University as also a Post Graduate in Sociology from Annamalai University. I am the Great Grandson of Late Mr. M.S. Purnalingam Pillai, BA, LT, Emeritus Professor of English, Bishop Heber College, Trichinopoly who authored 27 works in English including Madras University Papers on Shakespeare’s Plays, Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare, Stories from Goldsmith, Socretes and Plato and Evolutional Ethics, Julius Caesar, Othello – with introduction and full notes, Digest of Roman Law, The Ten Tamil Saints, History of England, etc. and 16 works in Tamil including Surapadman, Avvai Kural, Seyyul Kovai, Viveka Vilakkam, Panniru Penmanigal, Kathai and Karpanai (Story & Dream), Navaraathri Lectures, Kamatchi, Tamil Essays or Sitrurais, etc. I am interested in writing on topics of varied interests and for the time being I keep Politics and Religion out of my purview. My recent book titled ‘Nature…Human Nature…Animal Instinct’ published by M/s BlueRoseONE Publishers is available in Print and e-Book formats in various Book Stores and in Online Platforms such as Amazon & Flipkart as also in Amazon global platform and various other global publishers. The habit of writing articles started way back from 1986 when write-ups were submitted for publication initially in ‘Monday Diary’ column of Indian Express Newspaper and then other National-level newspapers. Writing is my passion and as and when ideas come, I pour it out in black and white and feel contented when the same gets published. My innumerable blogs are available in subbiahsridhars.blogspot.com and myvoice.opindia.com. I wish to achieve a remarkable success in the field of writing and publication of various Articles, Write-ups and Books solely penned by me. Writing is my passion and my view is that if one has come to this world, one should contribute some good thoughts for the benefit of others. I love nature watching and in fact many of my articles find a mention about the behavior of various flora and fauna and revolve around the environment. I also keep thinking and writing about celestial bodies and their movement and try to write something about the mysteries surrounding them about which our knowledge is too meagre. My Website – https://www.mootnotmute.in My social media links are - Instagram Handle -- https://www.instagram.com/subbiah_sridhar/ Facebook Handle -- https://www.facebook.com/SubbiahSridhar Twitter Handle -- https://www.twitter.com/sridharsubbiah Linked-in -- www.linkedin.com/in/subbiah-sridhar-6a9929267 *****
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