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Mar 11 2017

Holi, burning the demon like nature & cultivating our divine nature

Dear Divine Souls, Holi is one of the most festive, joyous holidays of the Hindu year. It is celebrated primarily in the North of India and falls on the full moon day of Phalguna (February – March). The festival is marked by great revelry during which everyone paints each other with brightly colored powders. Song, dance and bright red, green, yellow and pink powder are the hallmarks of the occasion. The meanings of Holi are numerous. For some, it is the festival of Springtime, the heralding of warm weather and bidding farewell...

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Feb 24 2017

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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Jan 22 2017

Pujya Swamiji Speaks At Kalachakra 2017

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, greets His Holiness the Dalai Lama as representative of the Hindu religion in Kalachakra, January 2017, and talks about the importance of interfaith unity and for all faiths to work towards a clean, green Earth for all....

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Dec 31 2016

New Year. New Dream. Be Green.

Let Us Resolve to Be Agents of Change to Create a Clean and Green World for All Dear Divine Souls, At this beautiful time of New Year, as we say goodbye to 2016 and usher in 2017, let us pledge to give birth to a New Dream and inspire us to Be Green in every moment and in every minute of our lives. This past year, it seems that each day when we see the news, it has been filled with the tragedy of violence, terrorism, polluted air and water, desiccated waterways, and...

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Nov 30 2016

Being A Yogi

Swami Chidanand Saraswati ji describes what a Yogi means, and how to live a Yogic life. Being a yogi does not mean to practice Yoga only on the mat. Swamiji explains that yoga is lived in every moment, by accepting all situations and conditions we are put through in our lives....

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Nov 26 2016

When Egos Clash

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 that they know best and that they will have it “my way.” This gets nobody anywhere. Our own ego thinks that we are always right, that everyone around us should do things the way we say. Couples often begin to quarrel over trivial issues, which then escalates into a full-blown...

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Oct 29 2016

Blessings on Diwali

May this New Year Be Clean, Green & Serene Dear Divine Souls, I hope that — by God’s divine grace — this finds you all in the best of health and happiness at this sacred and auspicious time of Diwali, the Festival of Light. Diwali is a holiday of joy; it is the time when we gather with loved ones, celebrating our family, our friends and the prosperity that the light of God has bestowed upon us. And yet, this precious time of Diwali offers us so much more than the lamps, parties...

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