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For Cow Protection – Vishwa Mangala Gou Grama Yathra

Vishwa Mangala Gou Grama Yathra is dedicated to the protection of cow and will begin on Vijaya Dashami, 30 September 2009, from Kurukshetra in Haryana. The 108–day yatra will cover all the towns and villages in India.Vishwa Mangala Gou Grama Yathra is conducted under the guidance of Poojya Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shree Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji of Shree Ramachandrapura Math in Karnataka.The Aim of the Yatra – Villages progress by devotion to cow, progress of villages results in progress of the nation, leading to the progress of the world. The yatra is supported by several Hindu seers and organizations. The Yatra will conclude on Makara Sankranthi, 17 January 2010, in NagpurYou can get more details about the Gou Grama Yatra and also on how to participate and contribute in this unique endeavor here at the official website of the Yatra. – Gou Gram Yatra
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Sri Ramana Maharishi Thoughts on Birthday Celebrations

You who wish to celebrate the birthday, seek first whence was your birth. One’s true birthday is when one enters that which transcends birth and death - the Eternal Being. At least on one’s birthday one should mourn one’s entry into this world (samsara). To glory in it and celebrate it is like delighting in and decorating a corpse. To seek one’s self and merge in the Self – that is wisdom.Jean Dunn explains about this thought of Ramana Maharishi in Ramana Smrti – Sri Ramana Maharshi Birth Centenary Offering (1980)What was he teaching us by this verse? What does it mean, “Seek first whence was your birth”? Aren’t we all aware of who our parents are and the date of our birth? Yes, but that is the date of the birth of a body and the parents are the bodies from which this body is born. Are we the body? If so we will surely die. What did Bhagavan do when, as a youngster of sixteen, he was faced with the overwhelming certainty of immediate death? By a deep enquiry he discovered that he was …