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March 21, 2019

Holi Message 2019

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Watch the Divine Holi message by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji from the banks of #MotherGanga. Holi is one of the most festive, joyous holidays of the Hindu year. Song, dance and bright coloured powder are the...

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September 5, 2018

Krishna Janmasthami Blessings

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Watch this divine message from Pujya Swamiji on the auspicious day of Krishna Janmasthami.  Krishna Janmasthami is the celebration of the day that Bhagwan Krishna incarnated in human form upon the Earth. It is celebrated at midnight on...

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September 29, 2017

Blessings on Dusshera

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that – by God’s grace – this finds you all in the best of health and happiness at this holy time of Dusshera.   We have just completed the sacred nine days and nights of Navratri, the worship of the Divine...

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August 13, 2017

Janmashtami Blessings

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that – by God’s grace – this finds you and all your loved ones in the best of health and happiness at this holy time of Janmasthami. Krishna Janmasthami is the celebration of the day that Bhagwan Krishna...

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July 9, 2017

Guru Purnima

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that — by God’s grace — this finds you and all of your families and loved ones in the best of health and happiness. It is the sacred time of the year in which we give thanks and offer our humble gratitude,...

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June 18, 2017

Divine Insurance Company

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This article was published in The Speaking Tree, here. In one question and- answer session, a woman asked me with tears in her eyes, “How do you overcome fear? I live my life so afraid all the time.The object of my fear changes as time...

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February 24, 2017

Special Maha Shivratri Blessings

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that – by God’s grace – this finds you and all your loved ones in the best of health and happiness at this holy and sacred time of Maha Shivratri. There are many important messages and meanings to take into...

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November 26, 2016

When Egos Clash

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This article was published on The Speaking Tree, here. A complaint I often hear is, “We always fight over little things. Everything is an argument.” This is a matter of ego. Somewhere along the way, both husband and wife have decided...

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September 1, 2016

International Peace Day Celebrated

Everyday the service projects and initiatives blossoming and thriving under HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s leadership are centered and geared towards not just praying for peace but also providing and serving to bring about...

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August 25, 2016

Krishna Janmasthmi Blessings

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that – by God’s grace – this finds you and all your loved ones in the best of health and happiness at this holy time of Janmasthami. Krishna Janmasthami is the celebration of the day that Bhagwan Krishna...

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July 31, 2015

Guru Purnima Blessings from Pujya Swamiji

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that — by God’s grace — this finds you and all of your families and loved ones in the best of health and happiness. It is the sacred time of the year in which we give thanks and offer our humble gratitude,love...

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May 3, 2015

Buddha Jayanti Blessings

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Dear Divine Souls, Tomorrow is the sacred and beautiful day of Buddha Jayanti – the day on which the Divine Buddha incarnated on Earth to bring wisdom, inspiration and blessings to humanity. There are so many beautiful lessons to learn...

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February 26, 2015

Yogic Healing Of Mind, Body And Spirit

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The practice of Yoga was intuited, channeled, perfected and codified by our rishis and sages for the attainment of total health in body, mind, and spirit, so that the material human body may be a vehicle for spiritual awakening and...

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September 20, 2014

Inter-Religious Understanding and Human Values

Pujya Swamiji speaking at India’s Diverse Spiritual Traditions with H.H. the Dala Lamaji ॐ असतोमा सदगमय, तमसोमा ज्योतिर् गामय, मृत्योर्मामृतं गामय । ओं शांति, शांति, शांतिः ॥ Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya, Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya,...

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August 16, 2014

Krishna Janmasthami Blessings

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that – by God’s grace – this finds you and all your loved ones in the best of health and happiness at this holy time of Janmasthami. Krishna Janmasthami is the celebration of the day that Bhagwan Krishna...

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May 18, 2014

Boomerang Theory

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This article was published on The Speaking Tree, here. The Gita’s messages are just as applicable in the boardroom as in the battlefield, says SWAMI CHIDANAND SARASWATI In the Bhagwad Gita, Krishna tells Arjuna to perform his duties...

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April 18, 2014

Hanuman Jayanti – Single-Minded Devotion

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that – by God’s grace – this finds you and all your loved ones in the best of health and happiness at this beautiful time of Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of Lord Shri Hanuman. The celebration of Hanuman...

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July 22, 2013

Guru Purnima Blessings

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that – by God’s grace – this finds you and all your loved ones in the best of health and happiness at this sacred time. Today marks the holy day dedicated to the Guru. The full moon of the Guru.  However, the...

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October 26, 2011

Diwali Blessings

At this divine time of Diwali we line our homes, our rooms, our offices and our streets with brightly shining diyas. The illuminated lamps signify the people of Ayodhya’s love for Bhagawan Rama and their joy at his return.  On this...

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May 10, 2011

True Giving

Many people think a spiritual life means that one retreatsto the mountains, performs meditation and then lives peacefully forever in one’s own enlightened cocoon. However, that is not true, deep spirituality. That is not the essence of...

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April 24, 2011

The Practice of No Reaction

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Spiritual health is measured by our ability to remain calm, focused and loving when life throws difficulty onto our paths. The practice of “no reaction” is something we should practice all day. We must learn to be like the ocean, whose...

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November 5, 2010

Happy Diwali Blessings

At this divine time of Diwali we line our homes, our rooms, our offices and our streets with brightly shining dias. The brightly lit lamps signified the people of Ayodhya’s love for Bhagwan Rama and their joy at his return.  On this...

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March 1, 2010

Holi Blessings

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Holi is one of the most festive, joyous holidays of the Hindu year. It is celebrated primarily in the North of India and it falls on the full moon day of Phalguna (February – March). The festival is marked by great revelry during which...

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July 16, 2008

Shake It Off & Step Up

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There is a story of a farmer who had an old mule. One day the mule fell into the farmer’s empty, dry well. As the mule cried for help, the farmer assessed the situation. Although the mule had served the farmer faithfully for many...

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March 16, 2008

Who Is Saint & Who Is Sinner?

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There is a wonderful story told of two monks who had renounced the world and taken vows of celibacy and simplicity and pledged to live, unattached, in the jungles for the rest of their lives. One monk was older and the other was...

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July 11, 2006

Guru Purnima Blessings

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There is a famous story in our scriptures of Eklavya who dreamt of becoming a great archer. He went to the best and most famous Guru of archery, Dronacharya, and humbly begged Dronacharya to teach him archery. However, for various...

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April 6, 2006

Ram Navami Blessings

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Ram Navami is the birthday of Bhagwan Shri Rama.  On this beautiful birthday of  Bhagwan Rama, let us ask  ourselves the meaning of his birth.  What lessons do we learn  from the Ramayan, from  the glorious example  of Bhagwan Rama’s...

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December 16, 2005

To Give is Divine

A small, impoverished boy was standing barefoot on the New York City streets, looking wistfully in the window of a shoe store. A well dressed woman, walking down the street, saw him and asked him, “My child, why are you looking so...

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November 1, 2005

The Meaning of Diwali

The time of Diwali is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year. Diwali literally means a “Row of Lights.” It is a time filled with light and love; a time when Indians all over the world rejoice. Diwali is celebrated on...

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August 25, 2005

Krishna Janmasthami Blessings

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that — by God’s grace — this finds you and all your loved ones in the best of health and happiness. We are now at the divine and glorious time of celebrating Krishna Janmasthami.This is the  celebration of the...

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May 16, 2005

Desires & Desirelessness

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One of the greatest plagues of human beings is our insatiable desires. We truly never feel satisfied. We never feel that we have had “enough.” We are always looking for more and more and more. This pertains to almost every area of our...

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July 2, 2004

Guru Purnima Blessings from Pujya Swamiji

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Dear Divine Souls, I hope that — by God’s grace — this finds you and all your loved ones in the best of health and happiness. It is the divine time of year when we celebrate Guru Purnima, the day in which we offer our thanks, love and...

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November 22, 2003

Focusing on God

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Once a woman was standing outside in the street searching and searching for something under the bright street lamp. A wise man walked by and asked her, “Mother, what are you searching for?” She replied, “I have lost my needle and I am...

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March 16, 2003

What is Our Dharma?

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Once there was a sadhu, a renunciant living on the banks of a river, performing his sadhana with great piety and determination. One day as the holy man went for his bath in the river, he noticed a scorpion struggling in the water....

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February 23, 2003

The Pain of A Broken Connection

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A man once went to see a doctor complaining of aches and pains all over his body. “Doctor my whole body hurts me,” he moaned. The doctor asked him to show exactly where the pain was. The man explained, “When I touch my shoulder, it...

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February 2, 2002

Tolerance

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In the major plenary session, at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria, titled Bridging Religious Divides, Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thami, Emir of Qatar; Mr. Klaus Schwab; The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Meir Lau; H.E. Frances Cardinal...

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December 31, 2001

Peace for the New Year

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At this time of the New Year, most people are closing their balance sheets, closing their accounts and their books. However, the time of the New Year should actually be a time of opening our accounts and opening our balance sheets. I...

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September 16, 2001

Message of Peace in A Time of Terror

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September 11 was a tragic day of unprecedented proportion. Never before in the history of the world had so many thousands of innocent people been one group so blatantly, callously, and mercilessly struck down. We were in Munich,...

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August 16, 2001

The Power of Love

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I heard a beautiful story of a college professor in New York who gave his business-economy students the assignment of going into the slums and finding 10 students each to interview. Then, the university students had to prepare reports...

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April 2, 2001

S-T-U-D-E-N-T

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These days I hear all my young birdies talking about their exams. They are so frightened of failure, so nervous for success. These student years are ones which are meant to be full of learning, full of enrichment, full of new horizons....

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February 16, 2001

Service of Others is the Best Medicine

There is a beautiful story of a princess who was suffering from an undiagnosable illness. She lay in bed, listless, unable to walk or to exert herself at all. She had lost all appetite and her parents feared she would soon perish. Her...

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December 16, 2000

Just Do Your Duty

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There was once a horrible drought. For year after year not a drop of rain fell on the arid ground. Crops died, and – as the land became parched – farmers gave up even planting their seeds.  As the time of planting and tilling the...

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October 26, 2000

The Real Meaning of Diwali

Diwali is a glorious time of year. Families, friends and communities come together in a spirit of celebration, jubilance and joy. Message of Lord Rama’s Life: Sacrifice and DharmaThere are so many meanings to Diwali, so many stories...

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March 15, 2000

Overcoming Fear

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Dear Divine Souls, A group of visitors just came to Parmarth Niketan from America. They were a beautiful, dedicated group. In our question-answer session, one woman said to me with tears in her eyes, “How do you overcome fear? I live...

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January 1, 2000

New Year Blessings

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Dear Divine Souls, The new year, new century and new millennium are now upon us. So many people made vows, cherished ideals in their hearts of what the new Millennium would bring. I have been hearing – a lot more so recently than usual...

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