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Teachings of Angiras from Mundaka Upanishad

There are really two kinds of knowledge, he replied, and one of them is higher and the other is lower. The lower knowledge is of hymns and scriptures, rituals, grammar, poetry, astrology and other such sciences... but the higher knowledge leads a man to that which never dies. That is called the Indestructible
The Indestructible cannot be picked up like this stick or that stone. It belongs to no family, nor to any caste. It neither sees nor hears, It has no hands or feet, It is forever. Wherever you go It is there; you cannot leave It; It is all around you.
It is very fine, very subtle, and that is why you do not see It. Everything else has come out of this Indestructible, you see. You know how a spider spins out her thread from her own body, and draws it back with her arms, or how plants grow from the soil, or how hair grows on a person's body. In that same way, the whole universe emerges from that Indestructible Being.
Mundaka Upanishad

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 7, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 7, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Ashtami and Navami or eighth and ninth day of the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi till 6:35 AM on August 7, 2011. After 6:35 AM it is Shukla Paksha Navami or the ninth day of the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Note –Shukla Paksha Navami is only marked for the day in Calendars followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Nakshatra – Vishakha or Vishagam Nakshatra till 7:40 PM on August 7, 2011. Afterwards it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 2:02 PM. Afterwards it is Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Aditya Puja in Shravan Month
Shravan Shukla Paksha Ashtami and Navami or the eighth and ninth day of the bright phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Note –Shukla Paksha Navami is marked for the day in Calendars followed in Goa, Maha…

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