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Jan 19 2013

Clean Sangam Program

Here is the Star News coverage of the Clean Sangam campaign so far at the Kumbha Mela. on Makar Sankranti day, Ganga Action Parivar --with so many pilgrims and devotees from all over the world -- cleaned the trash on the banks of Mother Ganga. Then, we went back the next day with the boatmen to pack it all into sacks and bring it to shore to be properly disposed of....

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Nov 13 2012

Diwali Blessings

In celebration of this joyous Diwali occasion, one can see beautifully lit oil lamps and candles glowing in the darkness of night throughout India and wherever Indians have settled in the world. We line our homes, our rooms, our offices and our streets with brightly shining diyas. However, on this day we must not only light beautiful lamps in our homes and offices, but we must light the lamp in our hearts. The Divine Light Within Within each of us shines the Divine Light. The Divine Presence is not only everywhere outside of...

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Oct 08 2012

The Essence of Spirituality: Service

Spirituality is the essence of life. It is the light that shines on our lives, illuminating our paths, bringing light to the darkness, joy to the sorrow, and meaning to the incomprehensible. And the essence of spirituality? The essence of spirituality is service. As one goes deeper and deeper on a spiritual path and as one gets closer and closer to Realization and Enlightenment, one realizes that the Divine resides in all. One begins to see God’s presence in every person, every animal, and every plant. The first line in the...

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May 01 2012

Biodiversity and Nature: Our Responsibility

The subject of biodiversity is a very ancient, complex topic which is addressed in the Vedas as part and parcel of India’s cultural heritage. The entire realm of nature is composed of five basic elements, each one inseparable from the others. These elements are: earth (Prithvi), water (jal), air (vayu), fire (agni) and sky (akash). However, according to our ancient traditions, these elements are not seen as only bio-chemical compounds. Rather, they are revered, respected and worshipped as divine. As these forces are what give us life and sustain us, we...

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Mar 01 2012

Ram Navami Blessings: The Message of Bhagwan Rama’s Life

On Ram Navami we celebrate the divine time when Bhagwan Vishnu manifested on Earth in the form of Bhagwan Rama. The Ramayana gives us the message of Bhagwan Rama’s life and teachings. The word “Rama” literally means one who is divinely blissful and who gives joy to others, and one in whom the sages rejoice. It is said that the repetition of his name (Rama Nama) is the surest, fastest and easiest way to attain purity, peace, wisdom, understanding, joy, prosperity and ultimately liberation.  Bhagwan Rama Himself said, “Repetition of My name...

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Feb 19 2012

Maha Shivratri Blessings from Pujya Swamiji

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 on this divine occasion.  I will share a few with you. Shiva as Divine Destroyer: In the trinity of the divine manifestion – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva – Lord Shiva is the one who destroys or dissolves that which is old and impure, in order to...

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Feb 02 2012

Pearls of Wisdom: Devotion, Giving & Faith

Every day people come to me with problems for which they would like guidance. While the details vary from person to person and situation to situation, there are common themes that run through much of what ails us. The deeper questions, the questions beneath the questions are always the same: how can I be happy? How can I have meaningful relationships with others? There are so many deeply important principles to live by, so many lessons to be learned in this life on Earth. Below of just a few of...

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