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There is No Crash Course in Spirituality – Swami Chinmayananda

These days, unfortunately, we find seekers who think nothing about calling over the phone to enquire from the teacher at the other end of the city about the goal of life, the path, means and so on. Such telephone tuition is not possible in spirituality. The seeker of spiritual life is asked to approach the master in an attitude of reverence and surrender. Then alone can the teacher acquaint the disciple with the knowledge of the Self.
Self realization is not like going to a shopping center and collecting it in a shopping bag, throwing it in back seat and driving away. It is much deeper than that.
Inspired flashes of wisdom are possible in rare moments of life such as during study, or when listening to a master. At such moment, an individual gets a glimmer of the higher possibility of the greater consciousness.
To known in Vedanta means to realize the Self. It is not an intellectual grasp, nor is it a result of mere study and reflection. Perfection will not be attained unless a person…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 5, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, July 6, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithior the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:14 AM on July 5. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithior the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatra till 9:29 PM. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Ashada Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Ashada Shukla P…

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