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Wise Words of Ashtavakra

One who considers oneself free is free indeed, and one who considers oneself bound remains bound. ‘As one thinks, so one becomes’ is a popular saying in this world, which is really true.

Oh, duality is the root of misery. There is no other remedy for it except the realization that all objects of experience are false and that I am one and pure, intelligence and bliss.

What is it that does not close its eyes even while sleeping? Ashtavakra – Fish (the ever-conscious soul) never closes its eye-lids while sleeping.

What is it that does not move even when born? Ashtavakra – an egg does not move when laid

What is it that has no heart? Ashtavakra – stone (soul that has left the body) has no heart

What does increase even in its own speed? Ashtavakra – A river (heart of a yogi) increases in its own speed.’

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Today in Hindu Calendar – December 5, 2010

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 5, 2010 – Today is Amavasya – No moon or new moon day - in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Amavasya from 0023 hrs on December 5, 2010 to 2307 hrs on December 5. All time based on India Standard Time. Kartik Amavasya in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Kartik month ends today in these regions.  Margashirsh Amavasya ,or no moon day,  of Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Margashirsha Krishna Paksha ends in these regions.  Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi  Nakshatra - Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham till 1810 hrs. Jyeshta or Kettai or Thriketta begins from then onwards.  19th day Karthigai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu  19th day of Vrischika Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala  18th day of Agrahan month in Bengali Calendar  Auspicious days –…