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The whole world is heaven for the one devoid of ego – Swami Sivananda

You will easily get illumination in solitude. Solitude has its charms. Prepare yourself for life in seclusion.

Never complain about bad environments. Create your own mental world wherever you remain and wherever you go. There are some difficulties and disadvantages wherever you go…God has place you there to grow quickly…
To the one devoid of ego, the whole world is a heaven of rest, a realm of peace and a kingdom abounding in all happiness. He who has no ego and who has surrendered himself to God is the master of every power and force.
Humility is the path of immortality. Vanity is the path of births and deaths…
Swami Sivananda

Today – October 21, 2012 – is Durga Puja Saptami

Today – October 21, 2012 – is Durga Puja Saptami. Mahasaptami is observed on the seventh day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Aswhina month. Pran Prathishta, Kolabou, Bodhan are the most important rituals performed on the day.

During dawn, just as the first light of sun descents on earth, Kolabau or Kola Bou rituals are performed. The Pran Prathishta, or life, is breathed into the idol of Goddess Durga. The ritual is performed on the Ghats of a river or pond. The idol of Goddess Durga is not taken to the pond instead life is symbolically transferred from water to plantain tree.