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Read the book – Ramakrishna, His Life and Sayings – in English Online for free

The book titled ‘Ramakrishna, His Life and sayings’, is a collection of the teachings and sayings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The original book is in Bengali and it has been translated into various languages. The English translation of the book by Max Muller in 1898 is currently available in Google books and you can read the entire book online in English at Google books for free. The book is made available at Google Books by Forgotten Books and is part of the Easy Reading series. You can read the book – Ramakrishna, His Life and Sayings – here at Google Books. Below is the embedded format of the book.

Ardra Vrata 2015 date

Ardra Vrata is observed the day when Ardra Nakshatram falls in the Tamil month Margazhi. Ardra Vrata 2015 date is December 26. The Vrata is dedicated to the worship of the Nataraja form of Shiva.  It celebrates ‘the cosmic dance’ of Lord Shiva as Nataraja.

The cosmic dance of Shiva as Nataraja represents – Creation, Protection, Destruction, Embodiment and Release. In essence, it represents the continuous cycle of creation and destruction. This cosmic dance takes place in every particle and is the source of all energy. Ardra Vrata celebrates this ecstatic dance of Shiva.

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – Teachings

In the presence of one that is being firmly established in non-violence any hostility ceases. When truthfulness is firmly established in a person, there is accomplishment of actions without effort. When honesty is firmly established, prosperity is obtained. When continence is firmly established, vigor is obtained. When lack of greed is firmly established, the knowledge of the purpose of life is obtained. From purity (both physical and mental), there is non-attachment towards one's own body and the bodies of others. From purity one is capable of mental clarity, cheerfulness, ability to concentrate, control of senses and vision of the Self Unlimited happiness is obtained from contentment. From performing austerities, impurities in the body are removed and the perception of the sense organs becomes strong. By study of spiritual literature, the union with the presiding deity of that topic of study is obtained. Awareness comes from complete surrender to God. Yoga Sutra of Patanjali You may also li…

Today in Hindu Calendar – December 9, 2010

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 9, 2010 – Today is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or fourth day of waxing phase / light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Chaturthi tithi till 23:47 hrs on December 9. All time based on India Standard Time. Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or 4th day of Margashirsh month in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or fourth 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. Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rasi. Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uttaradam Nakshatram till 20:45 hrs. Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam from then onwards. 23rd day of Karthigai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 23rd day of Vrischika Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. 22nd day of Agrahan month in Bengali Calendar. Auspicious days – Shukla Paksha Monthly Ganesh …