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Although Brahman manifest himself in the cosmos, He still transcends it – Adi Shankaracharya

Acceptance by firm judgment as true of what the scriptures and the guru instruct, is called by sages shraddha or faith, by means of which the Reality is perceived.
Maya is God’s eternal higher power and consisting of three modes. The entire world is created by it. Sages infer it from its acts. It is neither existence, nor non-existence, nor both. It is neither united nor not-united nor both. It is neither with parts nor without parts nor both. It is highly prodigious and defies description. It is obviated only by the knowledge of Pure Brahman, one without a second. It has three characteristic modes— sattva, rajas and tamas well distinguished from one another by their acts.
Although Brahman manifest himself in the cosmos, He still transcends it.
Yoga (union) is really viyoga (disunion) for in this state the yogi is disconnected, detached from all troubles.
That which is revealed completely to one established in samadhi, by negation through statements like ‘not this’, ‘not this’, [that…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 22, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, March 22, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day of the waxing phase of moon till 11:18 AM on March 22. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 9:22 AM on March 22. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 9:22 AM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Gauri Tritiya and Matsya Jayanti in western parts of India
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Or…

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