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Osho Birthday – Birth Anniversary of Rajneesh

The birthday of Osho falls on December 11. Admirers and students of Osho Rajneesh have already started his birthday celebrations in 2009 with meditation camps etc. Some admirers are of the opinion that celebrating December 11 as the birth date of Osho is against his teachings as he never wanted to make a religion out of him, or worship him as a cult figure. These are the opinions of admirers and students of Osho but vast majority of common people still considers Osho as a mystery figure and associate him with free sex and Rolls Royce cars.Forget the skeptics, forget the students and admirers and their views on Osho’s birthday – for a true seeker what matters is his thoughts and teachings which has the power to remove the thick dust which is hiding the Supreme Truth in us. And his teachings are available 24x7 so you don’t need to wait for his birthday for it.So what did Osho think about his birthday – here is a small quote from his speech (book) - This Very Body the Buddha, Ch 1 "…

Hindu Declaration on Climate Change at the World Parliament of Religions

Hindu Declaration on Climate Change was presented for Consideration to the Convocation of Hindu Spiritual Leaders Parliament of the World’s Religions, Melbourne, Australia, December 8, 2009. The declaration is of importance as the world’s leaders gather for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagan, Denmark, until December 18, 2009. The Hindu Declaration was adopted December 8 at the Convocation of Hindu Spiritual Leaders which included Dada Vaswani, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Sri Swami Mayatitananda Saraswati, Sri Karunamayi Vijayeswari Devi, Dadi Janki, Sri Paramahamsa Prajnanananda Giri, Swami Amarananda, Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji, Yogini Sri Chandra Kali Prasada Mataji, Swami Sandeep Chaitanya and others. You can download the declaration here at the Hinduism Today website in pdf format or you can read the same below.The Hindu Declaration on Climate ChangeEarth, in which the seas, the rivers…

Books on Lord Ayyappa and Sabarimala Pilgrimage

There are thousands of books in various regional languages in India which explains about the glory of Lord Ayyappa, Sabarimala Pilgrimage and the AyyappaTemple. Here are few English books which narrate the story of Ayyappa, glory of Sabarimala Pilgrimage and the miracles experienced by devotees. You can buy these books online and also at important book stores.Sabarimala Pilgrimage – Its Timeless MessageThe book is an exploration into the depths of the spiritual journey, which is part of man's eternal quest to know his relation with the Supreme Reality. The book explains about all the important austerities observed during Sabarimala pilgrimage and also includes chapters on rituals and various pujas conducted at the temple.Some of the chapters in the book areSri Dharma Shaastha Worship - A Tuning to Advaithic ConsciousnessThe Integration of Dharma Shaastha and Sri AyyappaThe PilgrimageMajor Ceremonies During the Pilgrimage SeasonPractice of Japa in Ayyappa Worship - The Significance…

Mauni Amavasi 2011

Mauni Amavasi, or Mauna Amavasya, is observed the no moon day (Amavas) in the Magh month (January – February) as per the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Mauni Amavasi 2011 date is February 2. The word ‘mauna’ or ‘mauni’ means silence and several Hindus observe a complete silence on the day. Mauni Amavasi is an important bathing day during the annual Magh Mela and Magha Snan and Kumbh Mela. According to Hinduism, ‘Mauna’ (silence) is an essential part of spiritual discipline. Derived from the word muni, a Sanyasi or saint who practices silence, mauna ideally symbolizes a state of oneness with the Self. Mauna has also been described by Adi Shankaracharya as one of the three essential attributes of a Sanyasi. In modern day, it was Ramana Maharshi who popularized silence as a medium of spiritual instruction. For him silence was a state beyond speech and thought – it is living without the ego sense.

Random Thoughts – Swami Vivekananda

Be perfectly resigned, perfectly unconcerned; then alone can you do any true work. No eyes can see the real forces; we can only see the results. Put out self, forget it; just let God work, it is His business.Doing is very good, but that comes from thinking…fill the brain, therefore, with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work.Religion is the manifestation of the natural strength that is the man. A spring of infinite power is coiled up and is inside this little body and that spring is spreading itself.Swami Vivekananda