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    Ancient philosophy and proverbs

    There is a profound influence of ancient philosophy in thousands of families, where the elders constantly din it into the ears of the very young people. In spite of several other developments, when they grow up, these citizens exhibit behaviors that are far in excess of normal citizens. They have solid values, often taught to them through some role model in the same family, who would have demonstrated something or the other at some point in time.

    In Tamil, "ethai kondu vanthom, kondu chella"( what did we bring into this world, to take back with us when we are dead") and "ettu churrakai chotththu uthavathu"(being theoretical does not give you food" are two famous proverbs. The latter emphasizes the need to be highly skilled at all times. Today, even non-matriculates are highly successful businessmen, pan-India. These people have had the skill to think far beyond normal business people.

    There are several others, directly preaching things like fraternity and equality and the need to be compassionate at all times. Am quite sure that similar proverbs would be found in all other Indian languages as well.

    We need to develop a philosophical attitude in children when they are very young. Perhaps, these proverbs can be useful in this regard.
  • #769074
    Proverbs are there in every language and they convey a lot of meaning if we know under which circumstances those are to be used and applied. There are proverbs which are contradictory to each other. we have to use the one which suits the occasion. These proverbs are coined to tell the importance of values and ethics and some truths of life.
    If the elders teach their juniors and convey the importance of ethics and values. That will make them good citizens of the country.
    There are many proverbs in Telugu also. My grandfather used to tell ne many such proverbs. When my sister was not showing interest in studies he used to tell her that a person without education is equal to an animal. (Vidya leni vaadu vinta pasuvu ). After hearing his stories and other stories she got interested in education and she did 3 MAs.

    always confident

  • #769080
    If you are going through any language, you will come across a lot of proverbs which can be used frequently in the fitting situations to make your expressions impressive. Be it English, Hindi, Bengali or any language, there is always the scope for the students to use proverbs very often to support your statements related to an event.
    We need to ensure that our kids should understand and use such proverbs in their conversation to make his statements effective. Even in writing their language papers the proverbs fitting in the situations must be applied.

  • #769145
    Proverbs are practical wisdom condensed in few words. Once explained it will stay in one's mind as a permanent lesson. It is like the short mathematical formulae.

    Proverbs are there in all languages. If we are to do a search and try to learn proverbs in other languages, we can see that there are equivalents in other languages also.

    Thus proverbs may contain wisdom lessons or veiled warnings about matters in daily life, conjugal life and religious, spiritual way of life also. Some of the proverbs in circulation may be extracts from ancient texts too.
    Many times the proverbs may have a background story linked to it to make the core message or lesson easily understandable.

    Mostly such proverbs are carried on from generation to generation by using in conversations whereby they will be automatically understood as per usage situation. In our school days copy writing practice books had the proverbs, which we had to copy many tin times in the full page. Thus those proverbs are still solid clear in our mind.

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