Weekly Notes 18/2023
It has been a tough week. I had lots of pending house-related work. I got done most of it; there are, as usual, some more pending tasks.
- College admissions are hard, whether it's an 11th or UG Degree. One needs someone's help to get this done. It becomes much worse if one's parents are not educated or don't have contacts. It has not changed in 20 years, and doesn't look like it will change soon.
- I have been brewing regular Bru Green Label Coffee ( with chicory) using MokaPot and using that as the decoction to make filter coffee with milk. I love it.
- I love simple protocols. nostr is simple. I had gone through the whole protocol before, but there was no one to try it with. There is no way to experiment with social stuff if there is no community. Now that there are folks. I have started experimenting to see what I can do with it. Here is my public key
npub1ae69rm22shygpsd7rlm98juk9wmxfeqn3m8lea99yyjrzvq5tsqq2n9qkc, and that is all you need to follow me on any nostr client. For simplicity, you can check my public profile here.
- Read a fantastic stanza of a poem online but couldn't find the source of it. Finally was able to locate it on archive.org with Om's help. It's by Sarpabhushana Shivayogi( ಸರ್ಪಭೂಷಣ ಶಿವಯೋಗಿ ), and it's a tatvapada (ತತ್ವಪದ). The stanza I love is below.
ಜನಮೆಚ್ಚಿ ನಡಕೊಂಡರೇನುಂಟು ಲೋಕದಿ,
ಮನಮೆಚ್ಚಿ ನಡಕೊಂಬುವುದೇ ಚಂದವು,
ಜನರೇನು ಬಲ್ಲರು ಒಳಗಾಗೋ ಕೃತ್ಯವ
Rough translation ( send me a better translation if you have one)
What's the point of people(the world) liking (appreciating) your behavior
It's better (beautiful) when your heart ( mind ) likes your behavior
what do people know about the things that run inside
your heart (mind) knows all the mischief that runs inside
Basically, It says to behave the way your heart or mind likes or appreciates. Here is the full tatvapada from ಭಕ್ತಿ ಸುಮನಾಂಜಲಿ on archive.org.