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(09.05.22) FESTIVAL

It's been said often enough that Hindus celebrate everything. So they do. The birth of gods, death of asuras, victory of the gods, marriage of the gods, the new year, new months, full moons, new moons, harvests, birthdays, initiations, marriages, deaths, anniversaries - you name the event, and it is reason for music, dance, processions, and what have you.

Apart from the universally celebrated festivals like Dussehra, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi, there are others that are observed in… Weiterlesen

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 21)

My 12 km walk for Yoga

Beautiful day, wonderful people and a great experience for me : I can walk 12 km.…



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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 20)

Anna means 'food' in Sanskrit, and purna means 'filled completely'.Annapurna is a Hindu goddess of food and cooking.

Annapurna is the Hindu goddess of food and cooking,she is empowered with the ability to supply food to an unlimited amount of people.

Annapurna is an incarnation of the other Hindu goddess Parvati, the wife of Shiva.

Images of goddess Annapurna are placed in dinner tables,restaurants,kitchens etc. where the food is… Weiterlesen

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 19 )

Hanuman, the mighty ape that aided Lord Rama in his expedition against evil forces, is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu pantheon. Believed to be an avatar of Lord Shiva, Hanuman is worshiped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion.

On Tuesdays and in some cases, Saturdays, many people keep fast in honour of Hanuman and give special offerings to him. In times of trouble, it is a common faith among Hindus… Weiterlesen

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Every spiritual tradition recognizes some places as holy. Visit to such places, connected with specific behavior, is considered to be spiritually purifying and constitutes an important part of spiritual practice.



Tirtha

Holy place, or place of pilgrimage, is called tirtha ("ford") because there one can cross the stream of samsara and reach the spiritual dimension. Even a simple stay in such place has a purifying effect which can be increased by following specific… Weiterlesen

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 17 )

Hinduism is rich in symbolism.Many acts of worship, such as puja, are symbolic, a form of visualisation in which worshippers simulate activities normally performed on higher planes of existence. Thus the scope of symbolism is broad and includes physical acts such as offering pranam (obeisances) with folded hands. Such physical gestures tend to induce the appropriate mood and awareness within the practitioner. Many symbols are considered auspicious, embodying the notion of inner purity. Sacred… Weiterlesen

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 16 )

The Upanishads are summits of thought on mankind and the universe, designed to push human ideas to their very limit and beyond. They give us both spiritual vision and philosophical argument, and it is by a strictly personal effort that one can reach the truth.

The term 'Upanishad' literally means, "sitting down near" or "sitting close to", and implies listening closely to the mystic doctrines of a guru or a spiritual teacher, who has cognized the fundamental truths of the… Weiterlesen

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 14 )

The ancient Hindu concept of Karma



Karma is a useful concept developed in India by the Hindus and it can be explained in at least six different equivalent descriptions, as follows:



1. You have a higher self. You might call it a conscience, which is aware of any inequalities, or any short cuts taken by your lower self. The higher self keeps track of all these "tricks" and as they accumulate, they become a reverse driving factor, played by the higher self back down to… Weiterlesen

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Puja
is a sacred practice that Hindu people perform on different occasions to worship, pray or show respect to their deities. Puja is considered as an act of showing reverence to the almighty through invocations, prayers (mantra, slokas), songs (bhajans), and rituals. According to Hinduism, Pooja makes a spiritual connection between the deity and the devotee.…





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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 12 )

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Tryambakam / ज्ञानकोश:



ॐ त्र्‍यंबकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम ।



उर्वारुकमिवबान्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ।।


/ tryambakaM yajāmahe sugandhim puSTivardhanam | urvārukam iva bandhanān mRtyor mukSīya māmRtāt /



The literal translation of this name means Great Death-conquering Mantra. This mantra is from the Vedas. This mantra worships a three-eyed deity commonly identified with Lord Shiva. It is also called Tryambakam Mantra… Weiterlesen

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 09 )

i asked the lord for a

bunch of fresh flowers

but instead he gave me

an ugly cactus with

many thornes.



i asked the lord

for some beautiful

butterfies

but instead he gave me

many ugly and

dreadful worms.



i was threatened.

i was disapponted.

i mourned.



but after many days,

suddenly,

i saw the cactus

bloom with many

beautiful flowers,

and those worms became

beautiful… Weiterlesen

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 08 )

Lakshmi / लक्ष्मी is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity, and generosity; and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm. Goddess Lakshmi is regularly worshipped in home shrines and temples by Her devotees. A special worship is offered to Her annually on the auspicious day of Diwali, with religious rituals and colorful ceremonies specifically devoted to Her.



Though retained by Vishnu as his consort, Lakshmi remained an avid… Weiterlesen

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Ganesha / Sanskrit: गणेश;/,is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon

The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.



Ganesha's head symbolizes… Weiterlesen

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KIRTAN

A call-and-response chanting performed in India's devotional traditions.

A person performing kirtan is known as a kirtankar.

The roots of kirtan go back over 500 years to Renaissance India

There are two classifications of kirtan: . Nama Kirtan and Lila kirtan



Nama Kirtan
refers to singing the divine names of one's personal worshipful Deity.The understanding is that the name of God is non-different from God, because spiritual nature is… Weiterlesen

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What is satsang?

सत्संग



A simple definition of satsang is devotional speech and chanting programs for the upliftment of the divine love consciousness of a devotee.

Sat (सत्‌) means Divine.

Sang (संग) means association.Not just coming close, but to join. And how do you join? Only with love. Love is the glue that joins two things.Suppose there were two papers, and you put them together. You press hard, but they are separate still. There’s no glue inside. Put some glue… Weiterlesen

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 05 )

May 5. 2009

Motivation starts with the desire to be free, to be free from dependency on others, freedom to live the lifestyle we dream of, freedom to explore our ideas. Total freedom is not possible or desirable, but the struggle to achieve that ideal is the basis for motivation.



A goal is a desire that sends us on a journey using decisions to transport us to an unknown destination. Very often, this destination is vague because we encounter opportunities/experiences that change… Weiterlesen

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