Daily news letter 18-12-2008, Kuralum Porulum from Avvai Tamil Sangam.
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டிசம்பர் - 18 வியாழன், ஸர்வதாரி மார்கழி 03 துல்ஹஜ் -19
Today in History: December-18
1398 Amir Timur captured Delhi.
1906 Gandhiji returns to South Africa
1988 Rajiv Gandhi visits China. It was the first visit to China in 34 years by an Indian PM.
1924 Justice Venkatramayya was born.
For more on what happened today please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_18
அறத்துப்பால் - Virtue ( துறவறவியல் - Ascetic Virtue)
1.3.3 தவம் Penance262.
தவமும் தவம் உடையார்க்கு ஆகும் அவம் அதனை
அ·துஇலார் மேற்கொள் வது.
To 'penitents' sincere avails their 'penitence';
Where that is not, 'tis but a vain pretence.
Austerities can only be borne, and their benefits enjoyed, by those who have practised them (in a former birth); it will be useless for those who have not done so, to attempt to practise them (now).
உறுதிமிக்க நோன்பினால் விரும்பியதை விரும்பியவாறு அடைய முடியுமாதலால், அது விரைந்து முயன்று செய்யப்படுவதாகும்.
பொன்மொழி (சிந்திக்க !!)
பொறுமையிலும் உயர்ந்த தவம் இல்லை.
நகைச்சுவை ( சிரிக்க!!)
A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was “running it under Windows.” The woman responded, “No, my desk is next to the door.
A man runs into the vet’s office carrying his dog, screaming for help. The vet rushes him back to an examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table. The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments, tells the man that his dog, regrettably, is dead. The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion.
The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog’s body. The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, poking and sniffing the dog’s body and finally looks at the vet and meows.
The vet looks at the man and says, “I’m sorry, but the cat thinks that you’re dog is dead, too.” The man is still unwilling to accept that his dog is dead. So the vet brings in a black Labrador retriever. The lab sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, and finally looks at the vet and barks. The vet looks at the man and says, “I’m sorry, but the lab thinks your dog is dead too.”
The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes. The vet answers, “$650.”
“$650 to tell me my dog is dead?” exclaims the man.
“Well,” the vet replies, “I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. The additional $600 was for the cat scan and lab tests.
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