Tag: Dharma


Healing Mother Earth with Four Navarātri Periods in 2021

Healing Mother Earth with Four Navarātri Periods in 2021

The Mahākāla Saṃhitā declares that four nine-night periods, based on the soli-lunar calendar, are deemed especially auspicious for the worship of the great śakti in veneration of the Divine Mother. Each of these four periods are popularly celebrated as navarātri, which is a literal translation of ‘nine-nights’. These nine-night periods, each starting the day after a New Moon, are celebrated in spiritual traditions by...


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Holiday Blessings 2020

Holiday Blessings 2020

Year-end is the time for reflection and rumination. How to make these holidays meaningful and uplifting is within the reach of your own affirmations. Change is the nature of the world and it is constantly slipping away from us. Often at the end of an era or a yuga like this, change is accelerated, bringing in a clash of ethos and bipolar ideologies. There...


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New Moon Welcomes New Year and Navarātri Periods in 2020

New Moon Welcomes New Year and Navarātri Periods in 2020

The Mahākāla Saṃhitā declares that four nine-night periods, based on the soli-lunar calendar, are deemed especially auspicious for the worship of the great śakti in veneration of the Divine Mother. Each of these four periods are popularly celebrated as navarātri, which is a literal translation of ‘nine-nights’. These nine-night periods, each starting the day after a New Moon, are celebrated in spiritual traditions by...


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Light on Wisely Proactive Actions

Light on Wisely Proactive Actions

Upon recognizing non-virtuous actions, an attitude of indifference needs to be cultivated. Such an attitude maintains mental balance. This indifference is a neutral stance that does not indicate inaction. Counteraction can be applied to oppose the non-virtuous activity. However, in this situation, the mind should not be disturbed by a feeling of vengeance or malice.


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Ganga Aarti at Varanasi

Holiday Blessings 2018

It has been another year and the holiday season is again upon us. Many of us reflect upon these times as a closure, while others consider the oncoming calendar year as an avenue for new affirmations. Some of us are simply content, while some of us feel happy because we made so many others happier. Fortunate are those who are able to smile at...


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