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You are what your deep, driving desire is – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Just as a caterpillar reaches the tip of one blade of grass then starts to crawl up another blade so does atman leave on body behind and start its next life in another one until it reaches Brahman.

As a lump of salt thrown in water dissolves and cannot be taken out again, though wherever we taste the water it is salty, even so, beloved, the separate self dissolves in the sea of pure consciousness, infinite and immortal. Separateness arises from identifying the Self with the body, which is made up of the elements; when this physical identification dissolves, there can be no more separate self.
As an eagle, weary after soaring in the sky, folds its wings and flies down to rest in its nest, so does the shining Self enter the state of dreamless sleep, where one is free from all desires.
As a person acts, so he becomes in life. Those who do good become good; those who do harm become bad. Good deeds make one pure; bad deeds make one impure. You are what your deep, driving desire is. As you…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 12, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 12, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the dark phase of moon till 7:56 AM. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note – In calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Purva Bhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 8:13 AM on June 12. Then onwards it is Uttara Bhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 2:16 AM. Then onwards it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sheetala Ashtami in certain regions.
Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Jyeshta …

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