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Book – The Timeless Faith - Dialogues on Hinduism

Book titled ‘The Timeless Faith – Dialogues on Hinduism’ by Deepam Chatterjee attempts to clear many misconceptions and doubts about Hinduism. Many people gather knowledge about Hinduism often from the wrong source. Even many Hindus are happy with superficial knowledge. The net result is that there is lot of confusion. Deepam Chatterjee attempts to guide people who are interested in learning about Hinduism in the right direction.
Excerpts from the from the introduction to ‘The Timeless Faith: Dialogues on Hinduism The hallmark of Hinduism has been its great capacity to mould itself to the lifestyles of people without losing its identity, and helping seekers focus on attaining the transcendent absolute.

One may ask, who then, is a true Hindu?

A real Hindu is one who searches for the Ultimate Truth and relentlessly pursues answers to questions such as, ‘Who is God? Who am I? What is my purpose? How to know God? What is the Ultimate Truth?’
A true Hindu firmly believes in allowing every h…

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda – Words of Wisdom

When you meditate, the silence of the senses illumines the presence of God within.
In truth, the gift of life must always be recognized and never be taken for granted. Why is life so precious? In Siddha Yoga philosophy, we recognize that in this human life we have a rare opportunity. We can transform an ordinary perception of this universe into an extraordinary vision. To be on this planet and to behold the universe from the divine perspective is a sign of an illumined heart. To put this vision to best use in the best way possible is a human being's highest duty.
The more you contemplate the teachings, the more they enter you.
It is seva that accelerates the sadhana of a seeker and lights the path to God. Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
You may also like to read Gurumayi Chidvilasananda Thoughts on Meditation

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 15, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 15, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or third day of the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi till 7:20 PM on September 15, 2011. After 7:20 PM on September 15 it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatra till 11:48 AM on September 15, 2011. Afterwards it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rasi  till 11:48 AM. Then it is Mesha Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pitru Paksha Shradh Third day.  Tritiya Shradh. Brihad Gowri Vratam.
Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Tritiya or third day of the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Ashwin Krishna Paksha Tritiya or third day of the waning phase of moon in Ashvin month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar…