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Live, Live with Prosperity Principled Simplicity
Live, Live with Prosperity Principled Simplicity
Live, Live with Prosperity Principled Simplicity
Live, Live with Prosperity Principled Simplicity
Title: Live, Live with Prosperity Principled simplicity Author: M.B
Title: Live, Live with Prosperity Principled simplicity Author: M.B
Forgetting gratitude is forbidden I owe my heartfelt thanks to those
Forgetting gratitude is forbidden I owe my heartfelt thanks to those
I dedicate I do not believe in the proverb, "to make or destroy, it
I dedicate I do not believe in the proverb, "to make or destroy, it
Live, Live in Prosperity Principled simplicity Simplicity as goal
Live, Live in Prosperity Principled simplicity Simplicity as goal
Money that controls the world Even though there are many problems in
Money that controls the world Even though there are many problems in
Money will plough down to the core of the earth Men and money What
Money will plough down to the core of the earth Men and money What
The poor rich man
The poor rich man
I could summarize that as follows: A week before, the income tax
I could summarize that as follows: A week before, the income tax
The rich poor man
The rich poor man
Measure of happiness If at all we try to measure the happiness,
Measure of happiness If at all we try to measure the happiness,
The vision of truth On seeing two different families the same day, a
The vision of truth On seeing two different families the same day, a
What can give you mental solace
What can give you mental solace
Great men are simple
Great men are simple
Advertisement Stunt and Show The politicians today, and even the
Advertisement Stunt and Show The politicians today, and even the
Raise that comes with simplicity The Great men we discussed earlier
Raise that comes with simplicity The Great men we discussed earlier
Live, live happily There is a simple way to lead a happy life
Live, live happily There is a simple way to lead a happy life
Neighbour Syndrome Ninety percent of the population suffers from what
Neighbour Syndrome Ninety percent of the population suffers from what
The social uneasiness How is our neighbour or the society responsible
The social uneasiness How is our neighbour or the society responsible
Prisoner of others' thoughts Both the neighbours indulge in wealth
Prisoner of others' thoughts Both the neighbours indulge in wealth
The movie, which detailed simplicity in an eloquent way The director
The movie, which detailed simplicity in an eloquent way The director
Principled simplicity - a definition Another saying goes like this:
Principled simplicity - a definition Another saying goes like this:
Aim for natural happiness
Aim for natural happiness
'Badge' - a symbol A simple designer badge can demonstrate principled
'Badge' - a symbol A simple designer badge can demonstrate principled
Badge needed But let's think the other way
Badge needed But let's think the other way
A simple method to suppress the urge to buy Let bygones be bygones
A simple method to suppress the urge to buy Let bygones be bygones
Those five questions: Question 1: Is this thing very essential for me
Those five questions: Question 1: Is this thing very essential for me
These 5 wonder questions: You will be surprised that after answering
These 5 wonder questions: You will be surprised that after answering
Good expense Do you know the best expenditure in the world
Good expense Do you know the best expenditure in the world
Guilty conscience More than making us feel rich, extravagance makes us
Guilty conscience More than making us feel rich, extravagance makes us
Money intoxication
Money intoxication
Just see this imaginary situation You have two workers approaching you
Just see this imaginary situation You have two workers approaching you
Why simplicity
Why simplicity
Principled Simplicity  here is the plan Make a badge like what you
Principled Simplicity here is the plan Make a badge like what you
One logical question of yours You may ask, if all start observing
One logical question of yours You may ask, if all start observing
What are essential goods
What are essential goods
If savings increase If savings improve, the banks can utilize the
If savings increase If savings improve, the banks can utilize the
Do not forget We are spending and ending natural resources, but are
Do not forget We are spending and ending natural resources, but are
Dear Parents You teach your child how to read, write, compete, pray,
Dear Parents You teach your child how to read, write, compete, pray,
Old story and a new definition A king wanted to conduct a great yagna,
Old story and a new definition A king wanted to conduct a great yagna,
Lavish Children We can understand the reason for why simple living is
Lavish Children We can understand the reason for why simple living is
Uniformity in uniforms There is a big school campus named, Church
Uniformity in uniforms There is a big school campus named, Church
This? or That
This? or That
This or That
This or That
The physical sweat is off and mental heat is on
The physical sweat is off and mental heat is on
Marriage and Pomp Thirumagal Marriage Scheme: Many who resort to
Marriage and Pomp Thirumagal Marriage Scheme: Many who resort to
Thirumagal Marriage solvency scheme
Thirumagal Marriage solvency scheme
A good change
A good change
Unwanted pompous expenses Let us come back to discuss the marriage
Unwanted pompous expenses Let us come back to discuss the marriage
Wasted food is money that goes waste
Wasted food is money that goes waste
Food that gets wasted within the kitchen Worser situation, is when the
Food that gets wasted within the kitchen Worser situation, is when the
Need of the hour: One schedule marriage Why cannot marriage become a
Need of the hour: One schedule marriage Why cannot marriage become a
Here is an alternative If hospitality and serving others are your sole
Here is an alternative If hospitality and serving others are your sole
One feast which made one feel sad I happened to attend a rich family
One feast which made one feel sad I happened to attend a rich family
A doctors great advice A doctor once told me, One day marriage feast
A doctors great advice A doctor once told me, One day marriage feast
Ideas Conduct the marriage just in one period of the day, i.e., either
Ideas Conduct the marriage just in one period of the day, i.e., either
The problems which multiply Those who serve are in a hurry
The problems which multiply Those who serve are in a hurry
Gift the gifts as service to God A well known philanthropist, Mr
Gift the gifts as service to God A well known philanthropist, Mr
Here is Vellore Srinivasans excellent gift scheme Vellore Srinivasan
Here is Vellore Srinivasans excellent gift scheme Vellore Srinivasan
The couple themselves can support such causes The couple themselves
The couple themselves can support such causes The couple themselves
Principled Simplicity statement Those who conduct a marriage in a
Principled Simplicity statement Those who conduct a marriage in a
Spread the message of principled simplicity easily Those who
Spread the message of principled simplicity easily Those who
Which is the best
Which is the best
Soothing simplicity The very next week I happened to go to an
Soothing simplicity The very next week I happened to go to an
This or that
This or that
Principled Simplicity What should we do next
Principled Simplicity What should we do next
If we follow that Victory
If we follow that Victory
What you need to just do is to, become a principled simplicity
What you need to just do is to, become a principled simplicity
The principled simplicity forum or club This club should be started
The principled simplicity forum or club This club should be started
The in-charge The principled simplicity forum or club will have office
The in-charge The principled simplicity forum or club will have office
Registration Those who have started this Principled Simplicity Forum
Registration Those who have started this Principled Simplicity Forum
Meetings The members should meet at least once in a month and discuss
Meetings The members should meet at least once in a month and discuss
Report Monthly Action Report should be submitted to the H.O regularly
Report Monthly Action Report should be submitted to the H.O regularly
Money and time or lifes biggest burden
Money and time or lifes biggest burden
It is easy to disguise wealth
It is easy to disguise wealth
One you fight it out to earn money, character goes away - Jewish
One you fight it out to earn money, character goes away - Jewish
Money never fools anyone
Money never fools anyone
Other thought provoking books authored by M. B. Nirmal Title Language
Other thought provoking books authored by M. B. Nirmal Title Language
The forums Mr
The forums Mr
Fifth Pillar If we conduct a survey among Indians, on which one is to
Fifth Pillar If we conduct a survey among Indians, on which one is to
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1Live, Live with Prosperity Principled 75caused by evil men. It is because of those
Simplicity. M.B. Nirmal Founder & good men who remain silent!. Break that
Leader : ExNoRa Management Trainer : silence. Do social work. Give voice to the
Seventh Intelligence. concerned.
2Mr. Anandapadmanabhan was a born 76Lavish Children We can understand the
leader and was a living example for reason for why simple living is important,
today's youth. He aspired and worked hard in a different way. If one understands,
to change the life of today's youth, to how extravagance spoils the minds of
make them more educated, prosperous, so children, we will appreciate the need to
that they become worthy citizens of live simpler. The reason to bring uniforms
tomorrow's India. He silently but in schools is to avoid disparity. If one
meticulously taught among school children, child wears a two thousand rupees worth
that simplicity is the best virtue to dress and another child wearing a fifty
excel in life. Though the God of death has rupees worth dress, parity crops up. The
being so cruel in taking away the life of poor child will get affected mentally and
our dear Anandapadmanabhan, he lives psychologically and may feel depressed
forever in our minds inspiring us to lead where as the rich ones may become arrogant
a life with simplicity. I dedicate this and flashy. This in turn would affect the
book with tears and fond remembrance, to childs morale and hence his/ her studies.
the epitome of simplicity, my friend Such differences may turn the child to a
Anandapadmanabhan. criminal too. Hence, uniforms were brought
3Title: Live, Live with Prosperity into practice at schools.
Principled simplicity Author: M.B. Nirmal 77Uniformity in uniforms There is a big
Founder & Leader: ExNoRa Management school campus named, Church Park in the
Trainer : Seventh Intelligence Published heart of Chennai city. It had three
by: Seventh Intelligence Publications 20, schools running within its campus, namely
Giriappa Salai, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017 the Sacred Heart, St. Ursula's and St.
Tel: 91- 44- 2815 33 77/ 2475 95 77/ 98400 Andrews. The first school is for the rich,
34 900. Email: mbnirmal@hotmail.com whose children wore Pale Green uniform,
Original Tamil book titled, the second school is for the middle class
"?????????, ????????? ????????? - who wore light blue uniforms and the third
??????? ?????", of the same author one was run for the poor, whose children
Mr. M.B. Nirmal translated in English by were identified by their brown uniform.
'REACH' J.Chandrasekaran. But among the common public and between
4Forgetting gratitude is forbidden I the children, the parity in uniforms
owe my heartfelt thanks to those who showcased their economic status, thus
helped in the original Tamil version: Mrs. bringing an upheaval in their minds and
Lavanya Senthilkumar, who designed this attitudes. The management came to know of
book, which is sure to create history, in this and made a good decision of changing
the e-publishing format. 'Navalar', Poet, the uniform for all the schools into dark
'Anagai' Mr. N. Sivan @ Sivalingam, who is green uniform, thus bringing the parity to
our ExNoRa Senator. He did proof reading an end. That year the school were able to
and editing. Mr. Shagul, of MOFA see a marked change in their end results!
Enterprises, who computerized and 78This? or That? People who have
digitized the Tamil edition. Mr. N.P. insufficient earnings and who aspire to
Manohar and Mr. P.G. Ramnath of Classic live beyond their means should read this:
Printers, who brought out the printed 79This or That? -Air conditioner - Fan -
edition of the Tamil book. VCD -Tape recorder - Refrigerator -
5I dedicate I do not believe in the Earthen Pot - Swanky car - Motor cycle,
proverb, "to make or destroy, it is cycle - Palatious bungalow - Simple flat
the woman's will". I respect When we buy those listed above on the left
womanhood. I believe in another proverb hand side, one eventually will get the
whole heartedly, which says, "Wife is following without asking for it: Loan
the gift by the Almighty". There is a burden above ones head Sleepless nights
turning point in every man's life. His Hidden life fearing for the creditors
appearance, life style, thinking, dress Diseases due to mental pressure Cases in
code - all go for a change during his court.
marriage, or soon after his marriage. The 80When one tries to get all the good
changes are of different types. A good things in life, which are surely beyond
wife reforms bad thugs. Good simpleton his capacity, he is sure of inviting the
turning to bad habits after marriage is problems mentioned above. Instead, if one
also common. There are instances, where lives with a contented life, with those
one could not withstand the lavish life shown in the right hand side of the
style of a spendthrift wife, making him comparison above, we can understand that
earn money in unethical means. . one attains: Reasonable bank balance,
6I remember an instance, when a bank Sound sleep Walking head held high Healthy
officer, went to the jail to distribute mind, body and soul. So it is for you to
sweets to the prisoners. He was shocked to decide which path you should tread.
see his dear friend, a Government official 81The physical sweat is off and mental
in higher position, among them! When asked heat is on! A simple man, fell into the
about how he came here, he said that he trap of lavishness. He bought all goods in
resorted to earn ill-gotten money to buy his life in installments. TV, DVD, Fridge,
silk saris for his wife! I, the author of Air conditioner, all except peace. He
this book, was simple ever since I grew murmured later, I slept well without air
up. After marriage, simplicity took strong conditioner before. Now, I have lost my
roots in my family. My wife, a sleep and have built mental pressure. My
Postgraduate practicing medico, also physical sweat is out but the internal
practiced simplicity. At present, she is mental heat is ON! Those who sold to him
the Deputy Director of Madras Medical waited for his installments, later only to
College. Nevertheless, she ever made her know that this man had become insolvent!
position or fame affect her path of 82Marriage and Pomp Thirumagal Marriage
simplicity. She naturally possesses Scheme: Many who resort to simpler life,
simplicity as a jewel and her nature surprisingly try to show off their
astonishes me! wealthiness, when it comes to the marriage
7Most of the days she travels by public of their daughter or son. A famous bank
transport. She also buys the vegetables brought a scheme called Thirumagal
and groceries required on her way back Marriage scheme in Tamilnadu. This
home. She cleans the home, sweeps the acclaimed widespread appreciation among
floor without engaging any servants. She the masses. Once a girl child is born, a
travels by II sleeper class only while certain amount of fixed deposit or money
traveling by train. She checks the price to be paid in installments and that would
of any commodity before she buys and earn a sizeable amount by the time the
settles with the one with the lowest price girl becomes grown up and become suitable
tag. She never 'makes herself' up! for marriage, say at the age of twenty.
Extravagance is never in her vocabulary. 83Thirumagal Marriage solvency scheme!
She also gets along with others with Many whop resort to put their weight
simplicity and straight forwardness. I around a marriage and take loans and spend
dedicate this book to my wife who is the very much beyond their capability end up
simplest and modest woman in my life. I am paying high interest to the lenders and
sure this book will bring happiness to become worried for their life! The girl
countless people who will enjoy reading who got married also spends sleepless
this book and absorb the contents to nights, thinking of her unfortunate
enrich themselves and their life. With parents who had ended up in loans and are
love and gratitude. M. B. Nirmal Author. suffering for making her get married.
8Live, Live in Prosperity Principled Should one throw money this way just for
simplicity Simplicity as goal ExNoRa M.B. a days show?. Cannot we think of
Nirmal Read this book once. Your live will conducting the marriage by simpler means?
change forever and rise higher! We should think seriously and stop this
9Money that controls the world Even menace. We should act constructively.
though there are many problems in the 84A good change! Twenty years ago,
world, that varies from person to person, marriages were conducted for five or three
country to country, the most common days at a stretch, ending up in feasting
problem every one has is, for all three times, all the days, wherein
"MONEY" or the need for money. an enormous amount were spent on food and
Money controls the world. Industries run, lavishing parties. Nowadays these system
business persons compete with each other, are gone and many conduct the reception
fights for positions and going for a job - function on the very same day evening of
all are to generate money. Business is the marriage. This is an excellent time
done for money. Some families strain and cost saving idea.
relationship for dowry issues, ending up 85Unwanted pompous expenses Let us come
in want of money. Man robs to get money. back to discuss the marriage expenses.
Before the pyre's fire puts off, the heirs Normally in South India, the reception
fight each other for want of a share in expenses are Bourne by the groom's family
the wealth of the deceased soul, again for and the marriage expenses by the brides
money. family. Most of the money is spent on
10Money will plough down to the core of clothes, jewellery, Marriage Hall rental,
the earth Men and money What does money Decorations and food.
yield? For the poor, next to oxygen, money 86Wasted food is money that goes waste!
matters. Money gets them food, cloth and Keep the expenses to prepare the food
shelter. Money wipes away their sorrow. aside for this discussion. Think of those
For middle class folk, just to maintain wasted or thrown out after the marriage
their 'middle class' status, they need feasts are over. You will be for a rude
money! If they have more money, they can shock! There is always a maximum limit one
buy a bigger house with more amenities. can consume at a time. But we see in most
Can buy car; go abroad; pay 'capitation' cases, the marriage feast consists of
fees for higher studies; even though varieties of food fed much beyond ones
prohibitive, can discreetly give dowry for eating capacity. Eventually not all food
a safe marriage for their daughters. Let that is served in eaten and they get
them earn well, but they should also learn thrown out in the dust bin. Many items
to control their expenses and desires. would not be liked by you, but before you
Otherwise, they will loose control over could spell it out or refuse, the item in
the swirl of greed and desire and will put question would have been served to you!
them in a crisis. 87Food that gets wasted within the
11For the rich: Rich too worry about kitchen Worser situation, is when the food
money. How to safe guard the hard-earned that gets cooked and not being served.
money? How to earn further ? On seeing That constitutes another 20- 50% food
some one richer, they yearn to beat them, sometimes! One may predict for an example,
by adding few more crores to their kitty . say one thousand guests and prepare food
These are few worries they carry. This accordingly. But due to unforeseen
constant worry of making more and more circumstances, only five hundred would
money builds stress, which gives them have attended the feast. What happens? The
immense pain, and invites all diseases. remaining fifty percentage of the food
These 'rich' diseases carry those filthy goes unserved, and waste! One should
rich people towards the ICU of a rich remember that we cannot produce even one
hospital. Then they eventually loose the grain by any magic! We have to at least
body worth crores for want of money or wait for full six months to get the crop
the thought of money. Is there any of this grain!
connection between money and happiness? If 88Need of the hour: One schedule
some is to read what I said earlier, they marriage Why cannot marriage become a one
will surely conclude that money is evening affair? Why cant all the
everything. But great souls, saints, functions be conducted at one time, say
philosophers, patriots, freedom fighters, either in the morning or in the evening?
social workers, nature lovers - all are in Many neighbouring states, Christians and
unison by thinking otherwise! many north Indians conduct marriages only
12"There is NO CONNECTION between in the evening. If we have to conduct only
money and merry. And absolutely no in the morning, why not conduct it in a
connection between money and mental temple, and have a feast during night
peace," is what they say. Is this elsewhere? Why to waste rental money
true? Here are two true illustrations: hiring the mandaps or halls for two full
True incidents: days? Why should so much food go waste?
13The poor rich man! I went to a rich How many poor citizens in our country go
man's house. His house is in Chennai main without food the whole day? How many sleep
city which covers some acres together! with a wet cloth on their belly to ward
There must be at least 15 rooms within his off hunger? Who is going to become angry
bungalow. Not less than five cars were on you if you do not spend on multi-period
lined in his portico. A large door at the feasts? Those who over feed themselves in
reception, on opening carries a huge the marriages get stomach aches as they
surprise . A big swimming pool awaits you, are full but in another corner, a hungry
with a springboard on its bank. You can man also gets stomach ache as his stomach
dive into the water and come out by the has not felt food for many days!
rising steps. Small trolleys carry food 89Here is an alternative If hospitality
for guests. The food is driven to the and serving others are your sole aim, then
guests' place, in these cars. They are do this way. Just prepare more food on the
converted to dining tables, in a moment! A marriage day and send them to orphanages,
big tennis court, grand wooden carvings, call poor people around and feed them
smooth silk carpets and many such sumptuously. Those deprived children will
jaw-dropping artifacts decorate the have at least some good food and also will
bungalow. This book would is not enough if whole heartedly bless those who fed them.
I have to comment on everything I saw that The workers and cooks also get employment
day. due to your generosity. The principled
14The owner of the bungalow knows me simplicity club members will surely help
well. When I went there, he was sitting in you to conduct such marriage feasts, if
a sorrowful mood. I was with him for half you approach us.
an hour. By then, two doctors had already 90One feast which made one feel sad I
checked him and left. One was a happened to attend a rich family marriage
cardiologist and the other a diabetes recently. The food was served in buffet
specialist. I remembered many say that style, the vessels with all delicacies
this man can do anything with the money he were kept in rows one after the other both
possesses! What happened now? I slowly catering south Indian as well as Northern
went near him and enquired, "I always dishes. Guests were free to serve
get surprised by the wealth you have themselves, any quantity they want. After
possessed, but now today, I feel very the food was over, all types of betel leaf
sorry for you. What's really your paan was served with the same vigour, as
problem?" He replied, " I wish I they served the food. The guests too were
lessen my burden by sharing my problems unrelenting. They made way for the paan to
with some one else.' Having said that, he go in and had a gulp of that too. Alas, I
talked with me for about ten minutes. could overhear two speaking to themselves:
15I could summarize that as follows: A Should he show off his money this way?
week before, the income tax sleuths have There is a limit to be flashy. This limit
raided his house, dug the unaccounted got broke here in this dinner. The guests
money, and have raised an enquiry on him. may feel that what happened was not fair
He recently came to know that one of his in many counts I would reinstate my
business partners had been swindling huge opinion: Marriages should be conducted in
sums of money for a long period, a simple way.
unnoticed! On seeing his lavish life 91A doctors great advice A doctor once
style, his factory workers have started told me, One day marriage feast cuts down
asking for a raise. His son-in-law's your life, by a day. Yes, of course! What
tantrum had reached a crescendo. He had is prepared to satiate only your taste
first received a Honda car on persistent buds end up in creating a commotion inside
requests, and now he wants a Benz car, and would also invite all illness. The
again! He also came to know that both his tongue may wager happily, but what about
sons have illicit affairs. As he always your heart, liver and digestive system?
thinks of his business, he has developed They may wail! The host spends a lot and
no attachment or relationship with his the guest has no use of this lavish food,
wife. except for increasing his appetite and
16All these things put together had made satisfy ones taste buds. Then why go for
this man bed ridden and a pressure driven such unwanted lavishness? Here are few
wreck. I suggested, Sir, why don't you do ideas to overcome this problem:
some meditation, go for a cool swimming? 92Ideas Conduct the marriage just in one
These would relax your mind, body and period of the day, i.e., either morning or
soul! He retorted back, I wish I remove in the evening. Feed only once. Prepare
all the water and jump into the dry pool few items that would satisfy the taste
and commit suicide instead!" I am buds and are also good for health. Just
known for giving solace to many parched serve only those limited items to the
souls but I could not muster any reply for guests. That too, in the buffet system.
this man! I just bid bye and returned The guests themselves will choose and have
back, without uttering a word more. The only those items they want to eat and not
surprise element is that, when this man waste anything else. The food plate should
had a smaller unit, he was happier as I not be too big. Shouldn't be too small
saw him but as the unit grew in size, so too! It should be of medium size. Many
grew his worries, along! attractive items may pull the guest
17The rich poor man! The same day towards them and irk the desire in him/
evening, I had another experience her to have more. Many would fill their
altogether. The dhobi Dhanakoti, who lives plates with those temptive items and end
near the slum next to my house, was up wasting them. So, better go for nominal
sleeping peacefully. On hearing my or medium sized plates. If there is a
vehicle's sound, he woke up, came running display of the items to be served, as we
to open the gate of my house, to allow the do in hotels, one can make the guest ask
vehicle in. I just enquired, Hows life for only those he wishes to eat and avoid
man?" He gleefully replied, All in serving all items to the guest.
our family went to Muniandi Villas for 93The problems which multiply Those who
sumptuous Biriyani, saw a MGR movie and serve are in a hurry. They want to finish
are back home. Our day today went off their task faster. They have every reason
happily!" Dhanakoti, his wife to hurry up things. The next batch of
Mookayi, their children, all wash the guests would be waiting for their turn to
clothes of their customer's outside their occupy the seats in the dining hall!
hut. They work hard throughout the day. Worse, they would stand behind the one who
They enjoy working hard. Their hard work is eating. The guest while eating does not
had made their arms muscular and strong. feel comfortable as he is put under
Morning 8 to 2 noon they wash the clothes. pressure to finish fast. The food which
Then they dry the clothes, have food, take turns up unused or untouched land in
some rest and after five in the evening garbage fills. The flies and mosquitoes
they start pressing the clothes and give cover that area and we can see a bad smell
the pressed ones to the clients' houses or odour emanate from the waste food pile
and come back with the collected money. which also is a generator of all germs!
While on work, the tape recorder in their One may even observe some slums near the
hut belts out cinema songs continuously. marriage hall. The one who is over fed and
After 7 pm, they all squat before the the one who has not seen food at all, both
black & white television and see all suffer with stomach ache. This book finds
the programme non-stop. They laugh, clap a way out to eliminate both stomach aches,
hands and get so involved with the comedy by the tool principled simplicity. Is
scenes they see and are immersed into the that OK?
scenes themselves! Every weekend they 94Here is a simple plan Every village
visit the Mari Amman temple. Being dhobis should have a social welfare scheme The
themselves, they always sport well-washed, volunteers of principled simplicity can
white linen. They always live happily. also run this in their name. Those who
18Measure of happiness If at all we try follow principled simplicity will be
to measure the happiness, through some called as principled simplicists. By
fictional 'happiness readometer", the following this scheme, no food goes waste.
mercury in it, would cross all barriers The excess and unwanted cooked food, would
and burst itself out! If we use the same be shared with those who have no square
meter on the rich man, I referred earlier, meal a day. This scheme can be named as
the mercury would never rise to any level, principled simplicity scheme. Meet the
and would stay put as if it is frozen parents of the groom and the bride groom
forever! separately. Explain the evils of spending
19The vision of truth On seeing two more and convince them for adopting a
different families the same day, a great simpler strategy. Create a forum for
truth dawned upon me. Comparing these two observing this principled simplicity
families, I concluded that money and scheme. You can do this in three ways:
happiness have no connection. Money and 95Scheme one: Go with separate bags to
Mental peace have no connection. Moreover, the marriage halls. After food is served,
to top this all, I felt strongly, Money go to each guest and request them to drop
and mental solace have no relationship at any items they feel they cannot eat, into
all!" These two instances made me do the bag. Please see to that, each bag or
a thorough research. The result is what food does not get mixed; otherwise the
you see, this book. If one understands beneficiary may not like the mixed food!
this book and its essence, the reader can To do this in a better way, one may keep a
get peace of mind, and happiness, forever. paper plate besides each leaf. The
Money do gives comfort. However, it is following message should be printed on
only 90% a physical aberration. The mind that plate:
never gets solace from money. 96 We join you in wishing the marriage
20Earn Let more of money be there. If couple, for a long happy married life. If
you can earn more money the righteous way, you feel that you may not eat any of the
please go ahead. Earn as much as possible. served items, kindly leave it them on this
Any earning member should follow a strict paper plate kept aside for that purpose.
methodology. That is why I have this book We would collect, segregate and serve them
before you. Not to stop you earning money. to the poor and deprived. The wishes of
Let's come to that important methodology those, who get the food by this small
one has to follow, after earning hoards of gesture also would wish the married couple
money. a happy married life, if we jointly do
21What can give you mental solace? There this; you will also get the blessings of
are many answers for the above question. unknown starving brethren who would wish
But what stands out is just one reply, this donor a happy life. - principled
'simplicity'. The more simple you live, simplicity forum Without making any fuss
the more happiness and mental solace, you or drawing the attention of the guests,
achieve. This is hundred percent true. collect the food and take it to the nearby
Even if you earn more money and possess slum or to an orphanage and distribute to
more wealth, just desist and be simple. them. Similarly the food cooked in excess,
Earning money is not a crime. that goes waste without being served,
Nevertheless, forgetting simplicity is a straight from the kitchen can also be
huge mistake! When money beckons a man, we collected to be fed to poor people.
see that simplicity tends to leave him. 97Scheme two: Try to get a three wheeler
22Great men are simple. Simple men turn donated to your forum by any famous
great. The most renowned men in the world company. Preferably a motorized one; Keep
are all simple. List out the beacons who the closed vessels in that vehicle while
lead a great, yet simple life. They may be serving. After the marriage feast is over,
from different class, kind, clan and the remains can be taken in the same
nationality. However, the common thread, vessels and be served to the needy.
which runs through all such names and 98Scheme three: Have a daily collection
personalities, is 'simplicity'. Here is a system, wherein you may collect the
sample list: The great Gowthama was not leftovers and excess food from hotels and
famous as a Prince, but he became world hostels which can also be given to the
famous, after he became 'Buddha', leading poor. None needs money to conduct the
a simple life, renouncing the charm of above said schemes. What we need is to
being a prince. spare some effort and time. By sparing few
23Same way, Jesus, Mohammed the prophet, minutes aside for such noble cause, you
Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, may wipe off few drops of tears from a
Mother Teresa, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, poor soul. There is no dearth of such
Swami Vivekananda, Arutperum jyothi schemes. The benefits of these schemes
Ramalinga Adigal, Guru Nanak, Mahaveer, are: We avoid wasting food The food goes
Leo Tolstoy, Bernard Shaw, Albert to the needy and the deprived ones. You
Einstein, Poet Subramania Bharathi, 'Iron will be hailed as one who gave life to
Man' Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Father of the many by feeding them at least once in a
Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Thiruvalluvar, day. You do not need any money for these
Tamil poetess Avvaiyaar, Rabindranath schemes. What you need is some human
Tagore, Gopala Krishna Gokhale, Bala heart, time, effort and a socially
Gangadhara Tilak, Ramana, Arabindo, inclined mind.
Raghavendra Swami, Swaminarayan, Dr. 99Another extravagance Other than food,
Ambedkar, C.Rajaji, Karma warrior Kamaraj, people also spend a lot on marriage
Kakkanji, Lalbahadur Sastri, Annadurai, costumes and dresses, jewellery and
the saint who ploughs through your mind, attires. Most of them would not wear their
'Live prosperously' Mahan. Vethathiri marriage suit or special sari ever again
Maharishi, and so on. If I again start in their life. Then why go for such costly
listing such great souls of this soil, dresses, which cannot be worn afterwards?
this book will be over flowing. Most of After years, it would be only good enough
them listed here came from affluent to be given in exchange for buy stainless
background, but adorned simplicity. They steel utensils! Should we really spend
never lived a pompous and rich life. such huge amount of money for a dress
24Gandhiji was from an affluent family which we would wear only once in life
and a Barrister from London. The world time? Is it not worthy to save the money
hails him for not for his Barrister Law which would go waste? All saved is as good
degree, but for his simple life style, for as an earning, is it not?
living one among the masses, like a common 100Is it a poster or a marriage
person. He traveled the length and breadth invitation??? There is one more unwanted
of our country; saw the plight of many expense in a marriage. The wedding cards.
poor peasants wearing almost nothing People resort to print very costly, lavish
except their loincloth. He too shed away cards. Some we find of sizes more than a
lavish clothing and wore just a dhoti and feet! People who receive develop an
a small towel on his frail shoulders. Even aversion to such a show and glamour. In
Winston Churchill ridiculed Gandhiji as, our seventh intelligence symposiums and
"Half naked fakir' from India. workshops, we display some twenty
However, it was not the well-dressed suit different invitations as exhibits. The
attired Churchill, who won, but this biggest among them was almost one foot
so-called half naked man of India, long and the single card cost was Rs.100/-
Gandhiji! several years ago. There was a tiny card
25A small girl told her mother, " among those exhibits too. This was just
Ma, leave me for serving the Church. Let two inches long and two inches wide! When
me become a nun! Her mother refused we asked most of the attendees to pick the
saying, You are still a small girl. card they liked most, almost 80% of them
Become 18 and then you can decide on your picked this smaller card. What we learnt
life path." After years, the girl, from that was that pomp, glamour and size
now a grown up woman, went to her mother does not attract a reader, but simple and
again and retorted, "Ma, leave me neat ones do attract readers! So here is a
now. I am 18. Let me become a nun." humble request we put forth:
The mother with tears rolling down her 101Please make simpler cards for
eyes, allowed her daughter to join the marriages, birthdays or any other
monastery. What is shocking is the fact occasions. Avoid wasting paper. Trees are
that, after this incidence, the mother and cut to make papers. We can save our mother
daughter never met again! The young nun, earth from destruction. You please do not
who reached the shores of Calcutta, saw be instrumental for destructing the trees,
the poor and downtrodden dying in the indirectly. Use only recycled papers to
streets with no shelter, but for the sky print invitations. The most important view
as their roof. Many were dying due to point. If you want to use the opportunity
hunger, in footpaths. She sheds tears for of a marriage to feed many? If so, then
them. She goes to her seniors in the hire an economically priced chowltry or a
Church, asking them permission to serve hall, only to feed the poor. They all will
the mankind instead of serving the Lord. eat and bless the married couple. You will
26She is an Albanian by birth, and white also feel satisfied. Please do not forget
skinned. Will the locals accept her? She that the best of donations is feeding the
immediately sheds away her nun robes and poor.
gowns, but wears simpler sari, the Indian 102Do not gift cloth to those who already
attire. Do you know which sari she chose possess big ward robes People who find it
to wear? The one that is being worn by the difficult to choose what to wear from the
sweepers of Calcutta, which just cost her best they have in their almirah which is
Rs.2.00. She is none other than the famous full, need not be gifted clothes again.
Mother of deprived, down trodden and the Instead, we can gift some cotton clothes
beacon of hope of destitute, the founder to the needy and the deprived section of
of Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa. the society. Here is some food for
Is there any other better example of a thought. An elderly man advised a group of
Great person leading a simpler life, yet poor people, Wash and wear even though it
becoming famous? The then Chief Minister is a rag,. Hesitantly a young woman came
of Tripura, Mr. Nirupan Chakraborthy was a near him and enquired, I agree, but what
bachelor. After his tenure, he went to to wear when the rag is drying? so, is
live in a small rented room, leaving away the situation of many in our country.
the posh Government Bungalow. Do you want Better donate and make others donate too.
to know what he carried along when he Through principled simplicity spread
vacated the Government accommodation? A true love, spread humanity.
simple trunk containing three sets of 103Wedding gift We do not go empty handed
dresses! to a wedding. Also, we do not come back
27The then Chief Minister of Kerala empty handed. But lets plan the gifts,
Namboodiripad, donated all his ancestral both ways. The gift should be a memorable,
property to his party, before entering not just a ritualistic one. There is a
politics. The other Kerala Chief Minister system in the Western countries. Those who
Achyutha Menon was seen shopping like a intend to gift, openly inform the wedding
commoner, the next day his tenure ended. couple about the budget they plan to gift
Even minister A. K. Anthony is known for and would enquire what the couple intend
his simplicity even by his political to buy with that. Then they jointly decide
oppositions. A member of the parliament, the best usable gift which makes both the
holding various ministerial posts in the giver and the beneficiary happy. We can
erstwhile Madras state Shri. Kakkan was also follow that. Many give similar items
travelling by public bus. During his last as wedding gifts. There is no use of such
years, he could not even afford a private items. The only use is, we again tend to
hospital and stayed in the general ward of give away one among those received, as a
a Government Hospital. wedding gift to someone else! Like, money,
28Mr. Kamarajar, the 'King maker', who there are many useless gift articles which
was known for his ability to select the make circles among marriages. If you feel
Prime ministerial candidate of India, was your gift should be useful, simply why not
then the chief minister of Tamilnadu. He gift a cheque to the couple? If you want a
did not own a small piece of land in this fancy gift, you may give a gift cheque
country, where we know that politicians that are available in all banks, printed
who hold even the smallest of smaller with floral decorations.
posts, having Swiss accounts to save 104Gift the gifts as service to God A
discreetly their ill-gotten money. Mr. well known philanthropist, Mr. N.K.T.
Kamaraj did not even have a savings Muthu was known for his charitable
account in his name. Perarignar Anna, also attitude. People were surprised that when
an erstwhile Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu his son got married, he never mentioned in
is known for his great literary works, the wedding card that gifts need be
which were written by him squatting on avoided. So they had no other way, but to
plain floor. Rajaji was also known for his carry expensive gifts to the marriage. To
simplistic life style. Guljarilal Nanda, the surprise of all, there was a small
who was a minister for long period in the counter near the marriage dais. It was
Central Ministry, struggled in his late marked as Helping hands the name of a
years unable to pay his room rent. He used well known orphanage. All who went to the
to stitch his torn cloth to wear them marriage with gifts, were guided straight
again. to that counter and the volunteers there
29Is there anyone greater than these happily received the gifts as donation!
Great men I mentioned? Did the society The donors now knew where the gifts were
boycott these men because they were going. They felt blessed and happy. So
simple? Even after their death, they are were the marriage couple, their relatives
remembered forever, as an epitome of and last but not the least, were the
simplicity. So, shall we all agree that beneficiaries, of the Helping hands
simplicity is not to be ridiculed but to orphanage.
be hailed? The recent incumbent president, 105Here is Vellore Srinivasans excellent
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is a living gift scheme Vellore Srinivasan is one
example for this generation. Similar to among the youth as dreamt by Swami
him, is also the current Prime Minister of Vivekananda. If we get another ninety nine
India, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Both of them Srinivasans, I am sure India will attain
lead a very simple life. the Numero Uno status amongst all nations!
30Advertisement Stunt and Show The Go to the city of Vellore, in India, to
politicians today, and even the Religious know more about this young gentleman,
Heads advertise themselves. They keep Srinivasan. You will be surprised, seeing
themselves figuring in tall digital him. This best task master, the right
banners and posters competing with the brained Srinivasan has implemented one of
skylines. Some of these even fall off and the best wedding gifts scheme, I have ever
injure the common public who walk gazing seen. The male calves are shunned by the
at those monstrous cutouts! They encourage owners, as they do not yield milk. These
their so-called 'supporters' and acclaim are sold to butchers for meat. Srinivasan
many 'titles' to themselves as prefixes and his men adopt such hapless calves and
and suffices to their names. They breed them in their farm. The green waste
celebrate their birthday with pomp and and leaves thrown from hotels and
extravagance. restaurants, hostels are collected as
31Raise that comes with simplicity The fodder to these calves. The calves excrete
Great men we discussed earlier never did cow dung. The cow dung in turn is
advertise themselves. There was neither converted to bio-manure and bio-
internet nor websites during their days. fertilizer! So, by usefully converting all
No televisions or cell phones. In fact, discards the calf, the wasteland and the
there wasnt that many publications or excreta as bio-manures, he conserves the
newspapers like what we read today. In environment and also saves the lives of
spite of such short falls, they were the calves. What a noble and innovative
famous. The whole world was familiar with thought! The master mind to adopt the
these names. What gave them fame is their calves is one Mr. Satheesh, who follows
simple life style, their philosophy, their the principles of the great Saint
work and the path they lead. They not only Ramalinga Adigal, who preached, See the
preached simplicity but also lead by Great light, through love i.e., Love is
example. God. These lucky calves do face death one
32Live, live happily There is a simple day, naturally with age and not by
way to lead a happy life. That is to lead butchery.
a simple life and to proclaim that 106A very unique wedding gift You can
simplicity will be the only motto to lead donate funds to Vellore Exnora, in India
that life. to save the calves. To adopt one such
33Principled simplicity is the only way calf, you need to pay Rs. 500/- and
to lead a happy life What is principled another Rs.500/- for the maintenance of
simplicity? What are the obstacles we face the calf, totaling to Rs.1000/- The
while observing principled simplicity? cheques can be drawn in favour of: Exnora
What is the real way to live a cherished Green Cross Vellore, #16, Sainathapuram
and peaceful life? a If one understands Natesa Mudaliar Street, Vellore.
the objective of principled simplicity and Tamilnadu, India. The donors can also give
give shape to it, there cannot be a person a certificate appreciating the wedding
better than you to lead the happier life. couple as follows: Groom: Bride: Date:
Again, what is this principled simplicity? Day: Place: We wish the couple a happy
a Before understanding this concept, it is married life. Let the almighty shower the
important to understand that you will face choicest blessings on them. On behalf of
a lot of obstacles while taking every this lovely couple, we announce through
effort to practice principled simplicity. this appreciation certificate, that we
In short, it is this 'society' which stops have donated Rs. One thousand favouring
you practicing principled simplicity. We Exnora Green Cross, Vellore, to save the
never see things in our own perspective. lives of male calves they adopt and rear.
We always tend to handle any issue through (signed) The donors name This certificate
the society's eye. What does the society can be presented to the couple on stage.
think? "What will happen if 'x' 107Save trees as wedding gift On similar
thinks so, 'y' may blame me, how do I get lines, ExNoRa also has a Save tree scheme
fame and attention of the society or what as a wedding gift. We in ExNoRa encourage
will happen if the society shuns me for my planting trees as a grand scheme. In last
deed .." and so on two hundred years, we have lost more than
34a Therefore, by constantly thinking 90% of the trees we had. To compensate the
what the society thinks, we loose our own loss, each one of us should plant at least
thinking, let our concerns to dilute and one tree a day! As mentioned earlier,
thought process to fade. We tend to bend money towards tree planting can be donated
ourselves to the thinking of the society to ExNoRa and the certificate in that
and thus become a victim of borrowed effect be given to the married couple, as
opinion, resulting in tension and follows: Groom: Bride: Date: Day: Place:
restlessness. a We blame the society and We wish the couple a happy married life.
conduct ourselves, even though we do not Let the almighty shower the choicest
like it. In fact, we tend to become blessings on them. On behalf of this
spendthrifts blaming the society, only to lovely couple, we announce through this
suffer and bear the brunt. appreciation certificate, that we have
35Neighbour Syndrome Ninety percent of donated Rs. ______ favouring ExNoRa for
the population suffers from what is called their Save Trees project. (signed) The
as 'Neighbour syndrome'. Do you remember donors name This certificate can be
the famous Tamil cinema song, presented to the couple on stage. Those
"Aduthaathu Ambujatha paartheyla? who wish to sponsor or donate for this
(??????????? ????????? ???????????) This Save Trees project, can contact: The
explicitly explains how the singer envies General Secretary, Exnora international
her neighbour. The very concern of what #20, Giriappa Street T. Nagar, Chennai
would be our neighbours opinion makes us 600017 Tel: 91-44- 2475 9477/ 2815 3377
do things incorrectly. And the funniest Such certificates can be also be framed
part is here? Just to grab the attention and gifted.
of our neighbour, to attract him or to 108The couple themselves can support such
overcome him in terms of others' causes The couple themselves can support
attention, we tend to do things both the schemes mentioned above. They can
differently than what is really ours. The announce those who intend to gift, about
truth is that no neighbour has time to these schemes and encourage donors to
think of us, fathom or criticize us, leave support ExNoRa and give the certificates
alone adulating or finding fault with. So, to them as gift, which they would cherish
first and foremost, we should come out of for ever. How happy they may feel when
the lifeterm we impose on ourselves called they recollect that they could collect a
as the 'neighbourhood syndrome'. Instead sizeable amount towards conservation of
of living our fullest life for ourselves, nature and animals? The donors name can
we start living for the sake of entering also be announced in public system so that
our neighbour's heart or mind. In this this good message spreads far and wide.
context, neighbour means, the surroundings 109Saplings in place of coconut Instead
and the society too. of coconuts being given as a thanks giving
36The social uneasiness How is our gift, in marriages, one can give away tree
neighbour or the society responsible for or plant saplings to the guests. Tree
us shedding the simple life and falling saplings are ones like mango, neem and
prey for a pompous life? Here are the coconut, but plant saplings are those like
reasons: Will the society think that we vegetable plants, ornamental plants which
have become paupers, having lost all our can be grown in limited space like flats,
wealth and property, if we lead a simple apartments, etc. (To get the full details
life? Will they call us a 'miser'? Will of all plants read my book Enjoy and make
they declare us as mad? other happy) Keep four colours of recycled
37Such unwarranted thoughts engulf us, bags: Green: Sapling that can be grown in
and we resort to get into a pompous life. homes Blue: Saplings suitable for planting
Even if some one thinks like that, should on common places, road side etc.
we really worry about it? Shouldnt we 110Yellow: Vegetable saplings that can be
decide how we live or is it the neighbour grown in pots and indoors Purple:
or the society, which should decide our Ornamental plant saplings that can be
destiny? Those who ridicule us, will they grown indoors. We can ask the guests to
take care of us in hard times? Will they choose among these types. The bag will
come forward to pay off our loans? Will have the details of how to plant and
they partake in our sorrows and pains? maintain the sapling. These saplings
Will they share our burden now or ever? mostly are economical than the coconuts we
It is not bad to be poor in wealth, but normally give away for guests who attend
it is certainly bad to be poor in marriages. How many marriages are
intellect. happening around! How many attend these
38Prisoner of others' thoughts Both the marriages. Imagine that all of them resort
neighbours indulge in wealth accumulation to such useful cause, the whole world
and are under stress, thinking that the would turn into a garden! Instead of
other man would always think of us, the blindly following rituals and system for
man next door! Both think that the other the sake of doing, just think and act
man is watching his movements closely, sensibly and work for the upliftment of
avoid face-to-face contact, do not talk the society and save nature.
with each other and spend their lives 111Other miscellaneous expenses in a
without fear, which is not worth marriage Dresses, music party, decorations
undergoing. We loose ourselves, our etc. Alternate for the dress People spend
self-esteem, are trapped and fail to come lavishly for dresses. Simple yet elegant
out openly with a clear thought and mind. dress can be worn. Dresses which reflect
We spend beyond our capacity to make the Indian culture and add a respect to the
other man appreciate and feel envious attired can be tried. The marriage hall,
about us. One day, we will be burying big musical band procession, the crackers,
ourselves in deep depth of debt. It car, marriage vessels, high voltage arc
happens the same way in the other man's lights, aren't they rented? If some one
life too. This unaccounted life game want a posh dress or a floral gear, they
becomes a threat to us; others feel hatred can rent such dresses too! The decorations
towards us and in fact avoid us. In front and embellishments can also be simpler.
of our face, they hail us but behind our The money thus saved can be spent on
backs, they shun us. Some evil-minded gifting uniforms for poor children. The
enemies go to the extent of giving a money we normally spend for the grooms
complaint against us to the authorities, wedding coat and suit can accommodate the
anonymously! expenses of almost fifty school uniforms!
39The movie, which detailed simplicity May be if you have a budget of ten lakhs
in an eloquent way The director with a for a marriage, you may end up spending
sharp brain who has made many movies to only three lakhs by following the simpler
evoke the intelligence of the society, by way.
mixing both comedy and realism is none 112Save The balance seven lakhs can be
other than the Tamil Director deposited in a bank in the name of the
K.Balachander. He not only made commercial couple. Would they curse you for this?
movies, but also ensured that they carried Certainly not. On the contrary they will
social messages. Extravagance and its feel happy. The pomp and show will also be
suffering were well documented in the avoided. The money thus saved can be handy
Tamil movie 'Bama Vijayam'. The evils of throughout their lives in case of
being spending beyond ones limits is well emergencies. The money will make the
explained interlaced with comedy, by couple plan and live comfortably. Will
showing how three middle class women fall help them in admitting their children in a
prey to the glamour world and pretend to good school Will help as safe money or
be rich, eventually suffering themselves deposit for their children's higher
due to their own plight. None can forget studies Will allow them to help the poor
the song, 'Varavu ettanaa, selavu and needy.
patthaNaa' (???? ??????, ????? ??????). A 113Principled Simplicity statement Those
famous adage goes like this in Tamil, who conduct a marriage in a simple and an
'swell, suiting to the size of the economic manner, need not bother about
finger', which implicitly means spend what the world tells at them. May be you
suiting to your income'. In the beginning can print on the card with the heading,
chapters, I had explained very clearly how Principled Simple Marriage . The banner
money is not important for happiness, by which displays the wedding couple name can
two live examples. also bear a tag line below as,
40My parents were money-minting Principled Simple marriage.
machines! The true son makes his father 114Spread the message of principled
proud By becoming a front-runner, in all simplicity easily Those who practice the
claims... is the meaning of a couplet of principled simplicity model, should
Poet Valluvar who also says in the same practice this whole-heartedly and should
breadth the duty of a father towards his adopt simplicity in all actions and deeds.
son, in another one: Father does his true The Principled Simplicity badge can be
duty by making himself a role model to his worn by them always. They can print the
son An industrialist father and a leading message of principled simplicity in the
medico mother both work tirelessly and other side of their regular business /
accumulate enormous wealth to their visiting cards. Are you eager to know
children, but they never spared time to what principled simplicity is? Ask me
spend with their children. They always now!!! can be printed on that card. Even
worried about the future but forgot the home and office entrance doors can have a
present time. Out of the enormous interest board proclaiming principled simplicity.
they showed in making money not even an On the whole, we should feel concerned
iota was showered on the children. The about the happenings around us, to save
children themselves had to seek the environment, our society we should
appointment of their father through his adopt this principled simplicity whole
personal secretary! heartedly and also preach this to others
41The children yearned for parental love too. Only by doing this, we are making the
and affection. Soon, both the sons got earth a safe haven for our future
addicted to drugs and this went on generations.
undetected by their parents. The parents 115Use and get the benefits New Year
became money-minting machines but had no Greetings and Principled Simplicity Did
love. When drug addiction became too you receive lots of cards from your
severe, the eldest son lost his life. The friends and relatives this new year?
other son was saved miraculously by Please keep them safe. At the end of the
highest and most expensive medical care! year. Sign on it and mark, Dear _____, I
We come across many such instances in our was remembering you and your kind gesture
daily lives. There are women weeping for throughout this year, wishes for the new
the plight of a child in the television year! Send it back to the same friend! It
serial, forgetting about their own kin! will be an unique remembrance and he will
The adage 'father' is equally important as surely not think that you are a miser. It
that of being named as an 'industrialist'. saves money, and prevents trees being cut
Both have different work and different to make paper. In fact, the friend/
role to play. One complete man does both relative will respect you much beyond than
jobs correctly. If he fails in his dual what was expected from them, as you have
role, life will fail him! The true remembered them throughout the year. May
incident mentioned above shows that he be he will follow suit and send you the
parents failed to understand the minds of same old card again, the next year. By
the children, in spite of them being doing so, you both save trees, yet cherish
clever enough to accumulate so much and nurture friendship or relationship.
wealth. Love and affection are also 116Which is the best? Threatening pomp of
precious little things, which are the filthy rich I happened to go the
essential in life. bungalow of a very rich man. His house was
42Principled simplicity - a definition decorated with the best of carpets, tiles,
Another saying goes like this: As a cat paints, furniture, chandeliers, etc. But I
burnt itself with hot tongs trying to observed cob-webs around, dust and some
imitate the tiger stripes'. We should lead food plates thrown beside the costliest
a life within our earning capacity and sofas around. I felt that even though this
should not fall a prey to the pomp and man wanted to display his wealth, he could
show outside. On the contrary, we should not maintain and keep the premises clean.
observe how poor folk who earn less live 117Soothing simplicity The very next week
comfortably than we do. 'I wept for a pair I happened to go to an ex-hockey player,
of shoes and stopped when I saw a lame man an Anglo-Indian gentleman at Perambur. His
walk by' - is another proverb. This is house was small, with modest decoration
what is aiming for simplicity. Decide from and furnishings. But the walls were white
today, to lead a simple life. and clean. There was this writing , GOD
43Aim for natural happiness. The reason IS LOVE hanging on the wall. Apart from
for you to lead a simple life is not that wooden chairs, a simple wooden bench
you do not have money, but because you adorned the corner space of the hall,
have decided to live so. You are not which was covered with an embroidered
broken. You are not a miser or insane. You linen, clean and pressed. To my surprise,
observe simplicity as you have that as one the bench had a small bottle atop, with
of the aims in life. Simplicity is the some clean water and a money plant grown
path to happiness. in it! In the centre, they had a small
44'Badge' - a symbol A simple designer table, which again was covered with a
badge can demonstrate principled decorative cloth, again topped up with a
simplicity. This is how it looks: small bouquet of fresh pretty flowers and
Principled simplicity This can be made in grass kept in a jar. Normal bamboos and
engraved letters either in metal or cane twigs had been converted to
plastics and can be worn close to your decorative pieces which hung on the walls.
heart on your shirt pocket. This can be These I was told were hand made by the
any language denoting the initials of lady of the house!
principled simplicity. You can wear a 118This or that? I just could not hold
simple dhoti, or wear sandal slippers, but myself comparing these two houses. The few
yet by seeing this badge on your shirt minutes I sat in the bungalow mentioned
people will look upon you, not tease or earlier, made me feel like hell and
ridicule you. They will understand that lasting, but here in this ex-players
the simple life you have chosen is by house, the full hour I sat just went of
choice and not by force or situation. like a minute! The house etched a
Principled simplicity is not a banned permanent memory as a fresh and an happy
word! Those who see you with this badge habitat in my mind forever! You can also
will not think bad about you, but will compare these two houses. You do not need
look upon you as a role model. Your value money, to have a serene and soothing
will raise amongst them. Your style will atmosphere and decoration. What one need
spread like the fragrance of an incense is a clean and calm environment. Just
stick to others around. pouring in money cannot decorate your
45PS. No 'badge' needed In fact, real house, If it is maintained improperly and
masters with an aim of leading a simple kept untidy, the house will be a hell. But
life and who lead as an example, do not a simple ten rupee worth vase or an
really need any badge. Their dress, their artifact which can make the house a
simple attire and their simple deeds are wonderland, but only if we keep it right
suffice to promote the idea and the and clean. Simple and elegant are the key
person. words.
46Badge needed But let's think the 119Do not envy your neighbour or do not
other way. In case you are a simple man get competing with him in accumulating
wearing this badge. Anyone new to this wealth. You should also not be the example
concept, will surely approach you out of for other money mongers or extravagant
curiosity. You can then start explaining persons. May be think otherwise. You and
the concept, the virtues of simplicity. So your neighbour, both can read this book on
the message spreads fast. So please wear principled simplicity, discuss and adopt
such badge whenever you go out. Spread this method for a simple and elegant life.
simplicity, its virtues, advantages and Compete in saving. Live and let live
all the goodness it brings along with it. together. Succeeding this success, spread
Keep spreading the message. Do this NOW! the word around your place, your village
47Hypnotizing and Subliminal or area. Develop the methodology to
Advertisements Many advertisements come in improve the standards of our fellow
television which attracts us, changes us, brethren and try to save nature and its
make us mad, which conquer us, make us constituents for our future generation.
addicted. A finding from a Western Live and while leaving, leave behind such
research says that some advertisements are healthy environment for the future. Start
produced in such a way, that they go deep this journey of living the life with vigor
and get embedded into our minds. The armed with the strategy of principled
characters, their dress, their style, simplicity. Come on! Soon!
conversation, dialogue delivery, 120Principled Simplicity What should we
background score, all keep aside your do next? Hope you have completed reading
judgmental mind and start imposing the this book on principled simplicity.
advertiser's ideas forcibly into your Extravagance or simplicity which one to
brain. What next? You become like a keyed choose? I know your mind is wavering, but
toy, go and buy the said commodity or it is normal. Without a judge to hear both
expensive thing without ever wanting it the sides of the debate, I know your heart
really. This is called 'subliminal'. Those must be parted with two opinions.
who see advertisements daily and also 121If the man and the woman in a family
follow them strictly are sure to become are of opposite nature, one a spendthrift
paupers and to the streets! Then their own and the other a simple one, there is
life becomes fit to be a screen play for surely bound to be a rift and sparks. I
another television serial! have tried to put my best thoughts forward
48Just do a 'small survey' immediately through this book, with suitable examples
Walk around your home with a paper and and anecdotes to make all in a family
pen. Just jot down all the needy things adopt the principled simplicity. In what
based on their use to you. Do not leave ever angle we see life or a situation, we
anything in your house. Everything you are clear that simplicity scores over all
see. Give 100 marks for those who are other phenomena and is a must for all to
inseparable like gas, gas stove, light, adopt.
fan etc. Give lesser marks for things 122If we follow that Victory! Victory!
which are sparingly used. You will be Victory! Victory! Victory! Victory!
surprised that 90 % of the goods in your Victory! Victory! Victory! Follows us.
house being useless or in other words, Yes. Nine victories are scored over by
which are sparingly used. You may find just using the mantra of success. These
surprisingly certain unwanted things nine are: Victory to the environment
filling your almirah unopened! The Victory for the restoration of natural
unwanted stuff makes cockroaches dwell resources Victory to a planned and
there. Most of those unwanted things would economic life Victory for savings Victory
have been purchased using credit cards and to your own money purse! Victory to the
the dues would also accumulate for serene and calm hearts Victory to the
nothing. More the interest in the bank, health of all concerned Victory for the
more goes up your blood pressure! family welfare Above all, those who adopt
49A simple method to suppress the urge principled simplicity can live without
to buy Let bygones be bygones. Let the fear and guilt.
future be good. Do you feel like buying 123What you need to just do is to, become
something you see at a friends place or a principled simplicity immediately. And
see in an advertisement? Do you feel the become the spokesperson for this model
rush to buy at any cost? You need to just too. Share the ideas and stories
do one thing. A self test. Just for two illustrated in this book with all and
minutes. Sit in a chair. Relax and lean everyone. Wherever you go, become a symbol
back then ask yourself the following five of simplicity. Speak in gatherings,
questions and answer back yourself. schools and colleges and among friends,
50Those five questions: Question 1: Is relatives on this subject. Buy and gift
this thing very essential for me? Do I this book to as many as you can. Try to
want it? If the answer is no, its OK. add this into the syllabus of schools. It
On the other hand, if the answer is yes, is beneficial to adopt this strategy. Your
you are inviting trouble. Then go to the family can also adopt and benefit. Be
next question. Question 2: Do I need it? patient enough to educate others on this
If the answer is no again, you are fine. policy. Teach them simplicity with smile.
If the answer is yes, it means you are Start the principled simplicity forum in
in danger. Then go to the third question. your place and work cohesively with others
Question 3: Can I afford to buy it? Do I to reach more milestones. The principled
have the capacity to buy it? It is simplicity badge should be worn always
pertinent to know before you answer this and every where we go. Not only wear but
question, that you have the money to buy preach it to others. At least four to five
that thing, well in your account. If you persons should become a simplicist like
are going to get credit for the same, the you after each passing day.
credit should again be reasonable. Can you 124The principled simplicity forum or
repay the credit card company in time? Ask club This club should be started in each
this question too. If you have the and very hamlet, village, town and city.
capacity to re-pay the monthly The members would be called as principled
installments, it is fine. If you get a big simplicists. Their messages spread to all
NO as an answer for all the questions, working offices, public places,
it is great, you are free. But if you get industries, schools and colleges. The
a big YES as an answer then YOU MUST go message should spread among all habitats.
to answer question number four. 125The in-charge The principled
51Question 4: Can I lead my life without simplicity forum or club will have office
this? This is an IMPORTANT question. Most bearers to have account of all work done
of the things in our homes are not and money involved. This is mandatory.
essentials in our life. Still we Leader Deputy leader Secretary Joint
accumulate them. We can easily say, yes, Secretary Treasurer Director Public
this is not really an essential item in my relations and communications Director
life or life style. You can avoid buying Branches in offices - establishment
such things immediately. Nothing will Director Branches in educational
change or life become abnormal if we stop institutions establishment Director
buying that thing. If your answer for this Public service Director Simplicity
question is again a big no you are again Strategy Research Director Civic ExNoRa
saved, but if your answer is yes, you growth.
have to answer the final fifth question 126Registration Those who have started
without fail and then may proceed with this Principled Simplicity Forum
your purchase. Question5: Can I postpone elsewhere should get registered with the
buying it? By asking this vital question, Head office of the Principled Simplicity
you may postpone the purchase if needed, Forum in Chennai by sending details of
may be you may cut down your desire of Their constitution The names of persons
buying the product later, for ever, which involved The details of how and when it
does more good than harm in long run. was started The contact details of all
52These 5 wonder questions: You will be office bearers, members and their resumes.
surprised that after answering these vital The details of branches and their
wonder questions, you will end up, not functions.
buying many unwanted things. You will be a 127Meetings The members should meet at
true man using your sixth sense, not least once in a month and discuss
getting carried away by advertisements. strategies and experiences on how one can
Your family welfare will be safe. Simple adopt simplicity and how to spread this
life style will engulf you and you will message further. You may discuss on the
walk with a raised head ever. You will extravagance and spending attitudes, the
feel light hearted. Savings will grow. methods to prevent it, the methods to
All in your family together or alone can prevent the urge to spend, how to control
undertake these self examination. Better children becoming spendthrifts and so on
to do as a group. Sixth bonus question: In each meeting a NEW PRINCIPLED
Still is your desire to buy more is not SIMPLICIST should be identified and
doused? Then this sixth question which honoured or appreciated in public. There
needs to penetrate your head and mind is: is no need to insist that the meeting
Does this affect the environment or will should also conducted in a simple way It
this purchase cause pollution?. can happen below the shades of a big tree,
53Good expense Do you know the best in a class room or in a park. No meetings
expenditure in the world? It is spending in hotels and rented places.
to save! Yes, this four lettered word 128Report Monthly Action Report should be
save saves you a lot. The more you spend submitted to the H.O regularly. We all
on saving, the more you gain. Let others should join hands, practice Principled
who are pompous and extravagant, weep Simplicity and make our heritage and
around for their misfortune. We should culture driven lives a good one,
remember a point. There are not less than everlasting one, so that we give back our
10 crore Indians living under the sky, as motherland what she deserves best. Those
their roof. They live, eat, deliver who want the badges for becoming a member
children and die on footpaths. There are in Principled simplicity forum can
at least few crores of populace who starve contact the ExNoRa head office in the
without a square meal a day! Many die due following address: Principled Simplicity
to starvation. More than that, many tender Forum C/o. ExNoRa International 20,
hands of children toil and work hard in Giriappa Road, T. Nagar Chennai 6000 017
harsh conditions to support their family! Tel: 91- 44 2815 3377, 2475 9477. Email:
54There are so many underprivileged poor mbnirmal@hotmail.com, mbnirmal@yahoo.com.
souls like the lame, blind, orphans, 129Some quotable quotes Hey those who
destitute, discarded, aged, suppressed, crib and wander in search of money What
women who resort to run brothels for want use it has after the spirit leaves your
of food, starvers who beg, those who do mortal body? -Avvayar (tamil poetess of
petty thefts as they do not know how to sangam age) Do have money making as your
earn their bread, and so on. Is it right motto. Spend money to gather goodness.
on our path to spend lavishly when our -Oliver Wendell Holmes Money can buy the
brethren are dying due to penury? Is it skin, not the pulp. It can fetch money but
fair? It is not the gold plate or aluminum cannot fetch hunger; can buy medicines,
plate which satisfies our hunger. It is not cure; will gather men to share, not
the food on the plate that fills our friends; will get workers, not
stomach. faithfulness; will get amusing days but
55Guilty conscience More than making us not eternal peace and happiness. -Henrique
feel rich, extravagance makes us feel Ibson.
pompous. The very feeling that we are 130Some quotable quotes The greedy never
pompous will develop a guilty feeling in possess money. The spendthrift looses
our mind and that also leads us to money faster than anything else -Ben
illness. Way to lead a simple life You Johnson Business can bring money; but
want to lead an easy life? Be stronger friendship never brings it -Jane Austin To
yourself. Control the wavering mind. You be clean, compact and true, we do not need
want your life to be a smooth sail? Be money. Do not spend your efforts on
tough to yourself. What a ostentatious earning money, but for yearning service to
nature? There is a Tamil saying, An nation Coins and currency are not real
overnight filthy rich, holds an umbrella money. Work is wealth. The one who has
even for a midnight moon!. It is a fact energy to work is really the rich one.
that these sudden rich and snobbish act -Mahatma Gandhi.
worsens their normal life. A sudden rich 131The money angel had made many a
man asked the guy at the watch show room, millionaires and had spoilt many more. -
not about the life of the watch, or its Robert Smith Some men sometimes make fake
technicalities, but Which is the most money. At times, some fake money makes
expensive watch in your showroom?. He fake men. - Sydney Harris Inspite of
bought the costliest one. He did not buy knowing money can beget many things, if
for himself but insisted the sales man one averts money, it is equivalent to like
that none other than him should wear that emptiness. To avoid real needs is
particular branded watch, and must not be weakness. Those who value money correctly
sold to any one else! As it is costlier, and are always be ready to spend it on
it shows more time than what is normal!! their duty, kindness, donation, is truly
is a joke remarked on this incident. How ethical. - Senankur If you know how to use
snobbish and arrogant these filthy sudden money, it is your slave. Otherwise, you
rich ones are! become its slave. - Horus To buy anything
56Money intoxication! A rich man had close to our soul, we need no money -
three children, who studied in the same Henry David Thoreau The difference between
school, but he chose to send them to a the respect we give to the one who had
near by school which was within two made himself a true man and to the other
kilometer radius, by individual car for who had just made himself a rich man is
each child! Separate drivers for each very wide and incomparable - Diana Maria
vehicle and brought them back. Just near Mulak.
by is a slum area, where most children 132Money and time or lifes biggest
live in penury and most of them have no burden. Those who have got either of this,
clothes to wear or proper food to eat. beyond their capacity to spend, suffer. -
Cant the rich man cut down on his Samuel Johnson Money is a faithful servant
expenses by sending all the three children but a horrible boss - Dominique Bohairs
to the school in one car? The money thus The intelligent should have money in his
saved could have been used to provide brain, not in his heart. Jonathan Swift If
education for all the downtrodden children you make money your God, it will become a
in that slum. God will only bless those devil to control you - Henry Fielding
who live for others. There is some blind faith in all desires;
57Fetish for imported goods There are in money we have it much more. - Robert
many who boast of proclaiming, I do not Sweth Till one grows, one remains faithful
buy anything local. All foreign make and obedient. Once one gets a better pay
only!. However pretentious they are, can master, they change sides. - Snequa There
they remove the tag which is on them that is only one category who suffer a lot in
they are only locals, i.e., Indians! crisis, than the poorest of poor. The most
58Buy only Swedeshi goods Many foreign rich! - Clairence Derro.
goods, mostly unwanted goods, are adorning 133It is easy to disguise wealth. It is
the shelves of our shops. If you are not difficult to cover up poverty. It is easy
ready to give up the snobbish attitude, so to hide a thousand dollar gold, but
be it. At least listen to this simple difficult to cover up a small hole in our
advice. Do not buy foreign goods. Buy only shirts. Charles, Koltten The money I spend
Indian goods. That would indirectly for myself are burdens like rock around
benefit our brethren and give job the neck. But what I spend for others, are
opportunity to our own country men. Many like angels; they make me fly. - Ruswell
houses will have their lights lit and we D.Hitchcock Money is like a manure. If not
would save foreign exchange to our spread, it does not yield fruit. - Francis
country. Our country will also prosper and Bakon Earn as much as you can Save as much
grow. as you can Give as much as you can - John
59Just see this imaginary situation You Wesley The root cause of destruction is
have two workers approaching you for help; not money, but greed. Money beyond the
a healthy cash-rich worker from abroad and need, greed, causes all trouble. -
the other a poor labourer from India. You Nathaniel Hawthorn What Stars and destiny
need not help any of them. Just try to cannot do, money does to buy love -Samues
stick on to Made in India tag. Just buy Butler Money beget money - Jewish proverb.
Indian goods. Thats enough. This would be 134One you fight it out to earn money,
the best favour one could do for saving character goes away - Jewish proverb Do
the lives of the Indian worker. Take an the money you get selling flowers give
oath, with immediate effect as I would fragrance? Or do the money you earn
buy only Indian goods. selling meat stink? Ten men behind money
60The extravagance thats makes you and behind - a mad man Does the money we
loose your mind Let me narrate an get selling a dog, barks? It is better to
interesting story to illustrate how sell camphor and earn money, than selling
obsessed we are with money and an liquor to earn the same Even the dead
extravagant life. A rich man gifted a dog corpse opens its mouth when it hears
to his son. The son and the dog became money A spear goes 8 feet long; money
inseparable and were play mates. One day goes much beyond, below the earth Tamil
unfortunately the boy sees the dog sayings We can just get meat and food with
motionless and still. He wept profusely money; Do not think that money is your
and asked his father to get back the dog aim, everything and anything in your body
its life. The father tried to console his and soul. - Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
son but failed. He said he will buy a 135Money never fools anyone. It just
similar one, but the son was adamant and exposes fools The only way to double your
went on crying. The father changed the money is this Just fold it into two and
track and proclaimed, See, lets do one keep it in your pocket - Frank Huebert The
thing. We will have a grand burial for root cause of all evils is the greed for
your pet dog. The body will be carried in money -St. Paul The war demon put the
a chariot bedecked with garlands, driven world in hells entrance in 1914. After
by horses. A band will lead the way. After that money has taken that responsibility.
burial, we will have a grand feast for all It is time to declare both war and money
who attended the cremation. The boys face as the most insane ones and jail them
lit up! He was happy and was about to get inside for ever. - Lloyd George Money is
ready for the cremation. Then, the the reason to be good to the good men, and
unexpected happened! The dog, which was reason to be bad to the evil men - Filo .
actually unconscious, leapt back to life! How man maketh money, how he spends is
The boy had a rude shock! He was expecting the true test for the conduct of a man -
a feast and not the dog back to life. He James Moffet Money is the new form of
immediately yelled to his gardener. Hey, slavery. In other forms, at least there
kill that dog! I need not elaborate any lies a human relationship between the
further on this story. We all live like master and the servant. With money, no
this, mindlessly. We are possessed with humanity exists. Thats the only
extravagance. We avoid being simple and difference. - Leo Tolstoy The money earned
end up simply loosing all good things in by a characterless man Is like the milk
life. At times we are forced to live so spoilt with a drop of butter - Thirukkural
and when such an attitude dominates our The use of money is in spending it One who
mind, we are forced to become cruel says he can do anything with money can
against others too. also do anything for money. I have got
61Why simplicity? Here are some reasons: cows and goats. All are wishing me good
Lavish life forces us towards debt. Dowry morning! Money has never given happiness
deaths, cruelty, bribery, robbery, all to man; there is no element of joy in
happen due to the desire for a lavish life money; the more one possesses money, the
This extravagance and desire to buy more he wants it. Money does not flow to
unwanted things make producers produce vacuum. It creates only more vacuum. If it
such unwarranted and unwanted goods in solves one need, it creates many more
plenty. This in turn spoils the nature. others. - Benjamin Franklin.
The world will become a grave yard in the 136You cannot buy anything that God owns
next generation. Natural resources will Dertoolian We are giving away our
perish, and the earth will become barren. freedom to pay the price to get money -
The more we buy useless things, the more Robert Louis Stevenson Money is like
they are produced. Due to increased limbs. If you do not use it, you may loose
production, pollution increases which in it. Henry Ford Once I had money and a
turn spoils our soil, air, earth and sea. friend. I believed my friend and gave him
62More scrap and solid waste money. I waited and asked it back. Now I
accumulates, due to the unrelated use of have lost both money and my friend. -
useless things and discharge. The packing Somebody Thanking you all! Compiled by:
boxes, film covers, the thermocole or (Late) K. Diraviam Poompuhar press, 63,
styrofoam packing's, paper, all add to the Broadway, Chennai 600108. How man maketh
waste. We end up spending money for solid money, how he spends is the true test
waste management and disposal. The for the conduct of a man - James Moffet
vehicles which carry the waste pollute the Money is the new form of slavery. In other
air, sound as well as the land. The place forms, at least there lies a human
were the waste is dumped also become a relationship between the master and the
waste land, useless for irrigation, servant. With money, no humanity exists.
agriculture, in short useless for Thats the only difference. - Leo Tolstoy
habitation. We also are loosing more of The money earned by a characterless man Is
our lakes and ponds, which are used as like the milk spoilt with a drop of butter
dumping yards for the waste managers. - Thirukkural The use of money is in
Diseases spread due to the waste. We spend spending it One who says he can do
money to cure diseases. The medical anything with money can also do anything
expense in the city life has become for money. I have got cows and goats. All
inevitable. Luxury invites danger. are wishing me good morning! Money has
Boot-leggers and criminals target people never given happiness to man; there is no
who own luxury cars. Thieves target those element of joy in money; the more one
who flash their wealth. Many women who possesses money, the more he wants it.
walk like a show piece bedecked with Money does not flow to vacuum. It creates
jewelry also become victims of murder and only more vacuum. If it solves one need,
theft. it creates many more others. - Benjamin
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65Principled Simplicity here is the service organization. Has got the United
plan Make a badge like what you see here. nations award (UNCHS). Every one in their
Or like what I showed in the earlier respective area keep their surroundings
pages. Live and lead a simple life and set clean, organic wastes are converted to
yourself as a leading example Preach fuel. Paper recycling, planting trees,
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66Principled Simplicity here is the to the relentless efforts of ExNoRa for
plan Please save the money saved by all these years, many ugly ducklings have
practicing principled simplicity in a become swans (Many worst areas have become
bank. Use that to give quality education a paradise).
for children. Get them good books to read. 142Fifth Pillar If we conduct a survey
All simple folk observe a walkathon among Indians, on which one is to be
wearing simpler dresses. Four friends can opposed the one which will score above
come together to start the Principled others is bribery. The reason for our
Simplicity Club. Meet twice at least a country to lag behind many smaller nations
month to work out strategies to live is its corruption index. Had the money
simpler. Take wise decisions to cut costs received been accounted for, India would
and live happily. We resort not to talk to have surely become a super power by now.
others and gain money to become rich. We So, this forum was created to raise
become aloof. Instead, we can become a awareness and encourage participation to
member of this principled simplicity eliminate bribe from our system and hence
club and share our experiences and called as Fifth Pillar. Rules are made
knowledge with others to make them also by the first pillar, i.e., the Parliament
live simple. The rules are implemented and are brought
67Principled Simplicity here is the to action by the offices, i.e.,
plan Make more members join this unique administration, officers in the Government
but purposeful club. Talk in public forum, offices. They are the second pillar. The
schools, colleges in appropriate stage and Judiciary oversees as to whether the law
gatherings, the advantages of simple is maintained in all aspects. It
living. Create more clubs over there. constitutes the third pillar.
Start such simplicity clubs in 143Fifth Pillar The watch dog for all the
multi-storied buildings and on roads. above is the fourth pillar which is the
Inform us. We will publish and popularize press and media. Do the constitution by
your club. Simplicity makes us save money. which this country is built like a
We can save this money and utilize a fortress, need a fifth pillar? Yes, it is
portion of that to donate to people who essential. If any of the above pillar
need it. Buy food, cloth and books to the develops cracks, we add a support and that
needy and poor. If possible try to build will be this fifth pillar, run by the
shelters for the under privileged Share people. This is the bribery abolition
others joy as well as their sorrows. If forum wing of ExNoRa. The best of all
you share their joy your joy doubles. If forums would be the one which runs with
you share their sorrow, their sorrow will volunteers. This service is done without
be halved. We need clean mind and control expecting any returns. The reason for the
to lead a simple life. Take efforts to British to go out of our country was
gain a peaceful and controlled mind. Gandhijis selfless service and a silent
68One logical question of yours You may war against Lordship. It was sacrifice and
ask, if all start observing simplicity, service to the society that raked the
will not the industry fall down? Will not relentless workers of our homeland to
many factories which produce goods for the fight together against the evil forces.
buyers, close down? Many may lose jobs! And then we got independence. This
Yes this is a meaningful question. independence created the four pillars for
Simplicity does not mean being a miser. the society. The aim is to set up
One should always buy what we consider is voluntary organizations in each hamlet,
very essential and avoid buying fight against the bribery of this country
non-essential things. The result is, and develop a transparent nation. So, was
essential goods production will go up. formed this fifth pillar.
Production of unwanted things will go 144Maa Motherhood surpasses religion,
down. Industries would then resort to make caste, creed and animosity between men.
only those commodity which are very Mothers love is the greatest of all love.
essential to mankind and avoid doing Some men too possess heart of a mother. So
lavish, unwanted, goods of extravagance. to inculcate mothers heart among our
69What are essential goods? Food, water, people, Maa was started. None are enemies
shelter, clothes or dress, medicine and to others. Some environmental
education are the essential needs of a irregularities, degradation of the system,
man. If principled simplicity is observed diseases, violence, are few of the common
by one and all sincerely, savings will enemy we should fight against. Mankind
grow; social awareness and work will will survive if love pervades all. So join
improve, health standards will increase. Maa to spread the message of kindness
Quality goods which are essential would be and love. We need patriotism: If all have
produced more and would also pave way for the heart of a mother, we can spread
exports and earn foreign exchange for our harmony among ourselves. Hatred will
country. Very few industry would loose perish. Relentless Patriotism is the need
business, but many new ones will spring of the hour. We all should give priority
up. By and large economy would not perish to patriotism; love for our country. We
or diminish, but will cherish along with should all keep aside our divisions based
simple living. The natural resources are on caste, creed and religion and join
not omnipresent and immortal. We may usurp hands for a peace loving, uniform nation,
all of them one day. By practicing with patriotic fervour and heads held
principled simplicity one will be forced high.
to use the natural resources only for 145Sarvasakthee The worst enemy in any
producing essential goods. Depletion of home is liquor. We see toddy shops and
nature will reduce. This is the best use liquor bars every where around. Brainless
and benefit for simple living. The money poor folk and even the wealthy rich can be
thus saved by living simple, can be seen on roads, after consuming liquor.
utilized to serve the poor and needy. Many women loose their mangal sutra and
70If savings increase If savings peace because of their husbands turning
improve, the banks can utilize the money drunkards. These men resort to many
as its resources for lending for many evildoings as liquor blurs their mind and
useful purposes. Job opportunity for many vision. Their future and that of their
will spring up. Here is a sample list: children has become a big question mark.
Barren land can become cultivable land. Women and families affected by this menace
Rivers can be embedded. Ponds can be can join hands and can save themselves
deepened and cleaned. Wells can be bored. from this economical crisis and can live
Trees can be planted. as a cohesive unit. They can formulate
71We can reconserve and grow forests Can strategies to eliminate liquor from their
cultivate vegetable garden Can start husbands lives. So this alcoholic
medicinal herbs cultivation Can create anonymous group is called as Sarvasakthee.
parks Can make money out of waste Can do 146Principled simplicity In todays
rain water harvesting Can stop erosion of modern world, what people have almost
natural resources Can reduce pollution Can forgot, is simplicity. Indias leaders,
build hospitals Can use the money for more many of them have lead the country because
social cause and work So we can make such of their clear vision and simplicity.
countless efforts by creating more and Gandhiji, Vivekananda, Mother Teresa and
more jobs within ourselves as shown above. many others are luminaries who lead their
72Do not forget We are spending and life with simplicity and became the torch
ending natural resources, but are hardly bearers of this nation. Many illegal acts
spending human resources properly. Lets like murder, dowry practice and thefts are
learn and take an oath to increasingly use caused because of greed and desire. Just
human resources and save natural for the sake of what ones neighbour
resources. Let us follow Principled thinks, man resorts to buy all unwanted
Simplicity to achieve this. So, we now things. He ends up buying beyond his
know, that production increases. We also capacity and gets life time imprisonment
know that those produce will be essential in debts and legal notices. Just to
and useful. The investments would change maintain a pseudo-status in the society,
from one industry to the other. Overall, a people spend beyond their limits. To stop
healthy world would beckon us. this and make people lead a principled
73Dear Parents You teach your child how simple life, this forum was started. If
to read, write, compete, pray, conduct him men wear badges marked as Principled
or herself. Is that all needed for one to Simplicity, none would resort to ridicule
lead a complete life? Where will they live him, rather try to follow him. He would
if the land, water and air they need, is become the epitome of simplicity and
under threat? There would be a huge straight forwardness. He is not a miser,
shortage of natural resources in near but a wise spender. He is not insane, but
future. Land, air and water would be intelligent. There are many who have
polluted to unimaginable levels. (Join joined this forum to lead a simple life
ExNoRa forums to save earth and control and also spread the message to others.
pollution) No money can save your future 147Students Power forum Students power is
generation. Only principled simplicity can like a silent dynamo. If students unite,
save their lives. You should follow that the country would unite. The society can
and teach your children and others too. be chiseled to a beautiful icon only if
Encourage your child to follow principled the students turn themselves as chisels to
simplicity. Teach them the skills to adopt the cause. Students power forum should be
simplicity. started in each schools and colleges. Each
74Old story and a new definition A king student to strive to keep his surroundings
wanted to conduct a great yagna, a clean and tidy by joining hands with Civic
ceremony. He wished all his subjects ExNoRa groups near by. All the above
participate in it and ordered each of them forums can cumulatively form a stronger,
to donate one litre of milk for the richer and ethical society. Those who wish
ceremony. He was observing them with to join these forums can contact:
pride, obeying him, pouring litre after M.B.Nirmal Founder, Chief ExNoRa
litre into the big vessel kept for that International Trainer Seventh
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full of water! Each citizen though to 33 77/ 2475 95 77/ 98400 34 900. Email:
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themselves and the king by pouring only date:__________ Mr.M.B.Nirmal Founder,
water and no milk! Chief Exnora International Trainer
75Old story and a new definition We can Seventh Intelligence 20,Giriappa Road, T.
take this story as an example for a Nagar, Chennai 600017. Dear Sir, I wish to
different reason. Do not think, all should join and know more about the below
start leading a simple life. You start mentioned forums. Kindly guide me to know
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