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Aug 14 2020

An Opportunity to Serve and Sacrifice to Make a Self Reliant and New India

Every day I am reminded of the sacrifices our soldiers make on the borders of the nation, protecting our security and comfort at the expense of their own. While on 15 August and on other special occasions we proudly remember their offerings and salute their commitment, I often think that we can do much more every day to express our gratitude. In many ways we are privileged to be born in this sacred land; its spiritual heritage and richness bring yoga, meditation, peace and so many other gifts to so many. However,...

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Jun 12 2020

Child Labor Prohibition Day: Safe Childhood-Safe India बाल श्रम निषेध दिवस: सुरक्षित बचपन-सुरक्षित भारत

Pujya Swamiji says, “Investments made on children are investments made for India's golden future. In order to realize the vision of a better and safer India, first of all our children have to be given a safe today.” On Child Labor Prohibition Day, Pujya Swamiji shared that children are the future of the country, not just for their family but for the future of the country. He added, “Decisions made for the future of children have a multifaceted effect on the future of our nation. Therefore, providing education, health, and safety...

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May 01 2020

The Meaning of Aparigraha

During India's lockdown, we at Parmarth Niketan have been blessed with good health and the continuity of selfless service for our community and our brothers and sisters around the world. As people have been forced to stay home for long period of time, one of the common issues that pops up is our cravings for things that may not be readily available - things that are not life-essential items...

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Feb 22 2020

Special Maha Shivratri Blessings

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 our hearts and our lives on this divine occasion. Here are just a few: Shiva as Divine Destroyer: In the trinity of the divine manifestation – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva) – Lord Shiva is the one who destroys or dissolves that which is old and impure, in...

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Sep 23 2019

“Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Faith leaders can play a big role in building a clean and healthy India”, First Post

This article was published in First Post, here. Our spiritual traditions enjoin us to remember our interconnectedness with the world. They exhort us to not only worship the Creator but also to protect, preserve and serve creation. When we meditate, we experience true oneness with God and with the entire universe, but we must then bring that meditation into action because true meditation leads to a vast change in the way we act and live. People turn to their religious leaders for guidance and direction in their lives for the criteria...

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Sep 03 2019

“Become the peace you seek”, LifePositive

To commemorate the International Day of Peace on the 21st of September, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji discusses the true meaning of peace and ways through which it can be achieved To truly work and plan for peace, we have to want it. This is not as easy or as obvious as it may sound. I believe that 100 per cent of the people in the world would say they want peace. Yet, ironically, our world is being violently battered. How can we all want peace and yet perpetrate war? The answer...

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Apr 12 2019

“Plan For Peace, Get Ready to Sacrifice”, The Speaking Tree

This article was originally published in The Speaking Tree, here. To truly work and plan for peace, we have to want it. This is not as easy or obvious as it may sound. If you ask every single person today whether he wants peace in the world, I believe that 100% of the people polled would say ‘yes’.Yet, ironically, our world is being violently battered. How can we all want peace and yet perpetrate war? The answer is that we want peace, but only if it comes in the specific ‘peace-package’ that...

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