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Swami Vivekananda Thoughts on Vedanta

Vedanta does not destroy the world, but it explains it; it does not destroy the person, but explains him; it does not destroy the individuality, but explains it by showing the real individuality. It does not show that this world is vain and does not exist, but it says, “Understand what this world is, so that it may not hurt you..” The theme of the Vedanta is to see the Lord in everything, to see things in their real nature, not as they appear to be. The Vedanta teaches men to have faith in themselves first. As certain religions of the world say that a man who does not believe in a Personal God outside of himself is an atheist, so the Vedanta says, a man who does not believe in himself is an atheist. Not believing in the glory of our own soul is what the Vedanta calls atheism. . . .There is neither man nor woman or child, nor difference of race or sex, nor anything that stands as a bar to the realization of the ideal, because Vedanta shows that it is realized already, it is already the…

Today in Hindu Calendar – December 26, 2010

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 26, 2010, Sunday – Today is Krishna Paksha Sashti or 6th day of waning phase / dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Sashti Tithi from 0325 hrs on December 26, 2010. Before it is 0325 hrs it is Panchami Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Sashti or 6th of Margashirsh month in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Paush Krishna Paksha Shashti or 6th day of Poush 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 – Simha Rashi. Nakshatra – Magha or Magham Nakshatram till 0900 hrs on December 26, 2010. Then onwards it is Purvaphalguni or Puram Nakshatra. 11th day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 11th day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. 10th day of Poush month in Bengali Calendar