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Showing posts from January 10, 2011

Anant – Online Comic Based on the Govardhan Hill Lifting Episode of Krishna

Anant is the fourth comic in the comic series titled Pushpuck and narrates the tale of a boy named Anant. The story of Anant, little boy, and his grandmother is woven into the leelas of Krishna in Vrindavan especially that of Krishna lifting the mountain Govardhan. You can read the comic Anant online here for free.

Ubhaya Saptami Vrat

Ubhaya Saptami Vrat is dedicated to Surya, or Sun God, in Hindu tradition. It is observed during Shukla Paksha saptami, or 7th day of waxing phase of moon, in Paush month. Ubhaya Saptami Vrat 2019 date is January 13. In some regions this particular vrat is observed during both waxing and waning phase of moon in Paush month.

In Ubhaya Saptami Vrat, the murti of sun god is bathed in Ganga water. Pujas are then performed. People consume only vegetarian meal on the day.

Swami Vivekananda on How to control the mind?

The first lesson in controlling the mind is self awareness; sit for some time and let the mind run on. Let the monkey mind jump as much as he can; you simply wait and watch.

(Swami Vivekananda used to compare a restless mind to a to a restless monkey which is stung by the scorpion of jealousy, drunk with the wine of desire, and possessed by the demon of pride.)

Give the monkey the rein; many hideous thoughts may come into it; you will be astonished that it was possible for you to think such thoughts. But you will find that each day the mind’s vagaries are becoming less and less violent, that each day it is becoming calmer. In the first few months you will find that the mind will have a great many thoughts, later you will find that they have somewhat decreased, and in a few more months they will be fewer and fewer, until at last the mind will be under perfect control; but we must patiently practice every day.

Swami Vivekananda