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Purusha – the Concept of Purusa in Hinduism

The concept of Purusha cannot be understood in independence as it is always related to Prakrti. Purusa is spirit and Prakrti is matter and the union of these two factors results in the visible world. Before creation Purusha and Prakrti lay merged as the Supreme Energy (God in common terms) without separate existence. But when the desire for creation was aroused, this Supreme Spirit divided itself into Prakrti and Purusa. The right half becomes ‘Purusa’ and the left half ‘Prakrti’.Purusha is the male aspect and Prakrti is the female aspect.There are some schools of thought which consider the Supreme Truth to be Purusha, which sets in action the creation. You may also like to readUnderstanding Hinduism

Gujarati Jeth Maas 2018 – Jyeshta Month in Traditional Gujarat Calendar in 2018

Jeth Maas or Jyeshta Mahina is the eighth month in a traditional Hindu Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. Jyeshta Maas 2018 is from May 16 to June 13 and from June 14 to July 13. The month is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The most auspicious days in the month include Vat Savitri Vrat and Nirjala Ekadasi.

Adik Jyeshta month in Gujarati calendar is from May 16 to June 13.
Normal or Nija Jyeshta month in Gujarati calendar is from June 14 to July 13.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Jeth Maas

Adhik Jyeshta Ekadasi
Kamala Ekadasi - May 25
Kamala Ekadasi - June 10

Nija Jyeshta Ekadasi
Nirjala Ekadasi – June 23
Yogini Ekadasi - July 9

Adhik Jeth Maas Sud Padavo and Vad Padavo – Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Jeth Gujarati calendar 2018 Sud Padvo (Waxing phase of moon) is from May 16, 2018 to May 29. Jyeshta Maas 2018 Vad Padvo Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from May 30, 2018 to June 13.

Nija Jeth Maas Sud Padavo and Vad Padavo – Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Jeth Gujarati calendar 2018 Sud Padvo (W…

Sri Chinmoy Thoughts on the message of the Upanishads

The message of the Upanishads is the life divine, the life of transformed humanity and the life of an illumined earth-consciousness. The Upanishads tell us that the renunciation of desire-life is the fulfilling enjoyment of world-existence. This renunciation is neither self-denial nor self-rejection. This renunciation demands the transcendence of ego, to breathe in freely the life-energy of the soul and yet to live a dynamic and active life in the world, where one can achieve Infinity's Height, Eternity's Delight and Immortality's Light.In the silent recesses of the Upanishadic heart, we see and feel a splendid combination of the soul's spirituality and life's practicality. Its understanding embraces all the foibles of weak humanity. Its universal love is the song of self-offering.Each major Upanishad is a pathfinder in the forest of experience that comprises human life. Each major Upanishad offers us the intuitive knowledge and the inner courage to find our way th…