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Sri Ram Teaches Parashuram the Important Lesson of Afforestation

Sri Ram and Parashuram once met at Panchavadi during Sri Ram’s exile period. Sri Ram was watering plants in the forest when Parashuram arrived. During their talk, Sri Ram inquired what Parashuram was doing. Parashuram said that he was clearing the forests in the neighbouring region and building ashrams and villages. On hearing it, Sri Ram just smiled. Parashuram then bid adieu to Sri Ram. While returning home, Parashuram met a few learned people. He told them that Sri Ram taught him a very important lesson today. The learned people wanted to know what the lesson was. He said that he cleared forests and built villages and ashrams. But Sri Ram was watering and nurturing plants in the forest. If people follow, my path there will be no forests in future. If there are no forests, there will be no people. The existence of human beings is directly related to the existence of forests. All people need to follow the path of Sri Ram for future generation. It is said that Parashuram after this inci…

Satyanarayan Vrat Katha in English in pdf format

Satyanarayana Puja is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. Satyanarayana is a highly compassionate form of Sri Hari Vishnu. Satyanarayan Vrat Katha is read on the day of puja. Performing Satyanarayana puja is believed to usher in prosperity and is performed after marriages, important ceremonies, achievements, purchase of property or house etc. Below is the Satyanarayan Vrat Katha in English in pdf format.

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Lakshmana Sharma Sayings

Mind is only thoughts. The more easily you can be without thoughts, the nearer you are to a direct experience of Self. To make the mind die you must deprive it of thoughts. Humble righteousness is nine-tenths of the Egoless State. The religious man always thinks that his zeal for making converts is a virtue. It is not a virtue at all, but a vice because this zeal is due to his egoism. The amount of grace which one receives is proportional to the degree to which one surrenders. If you surrender completely, then you will receive enough grace to realize the Self. Lakshmana Sharmaan ardent follower of Sri Ramana Maharishi