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Lessons from the Conversation between Sri Rama and Sage Vasishta

When there is no egoism, there is no suffering.

Even while perfectly aware of the deception of the senses, we are like fools behaving like their slaves.
Even if you have eyes, you need light to see your steps in darkness. In the same way, even if you have enough knowledge, you need devotion to Him in order to see the right path.
Only the ignorant think that they are different. You should give up pride, egoism, wickedness and crookedness. You should never care for the criticism of others…neither should you find fault with anyone. Control your mind, speech and body and never be perturbed.
Conversation between Sri Rama and Sage Vasishta is found in the famous book Yoga Vasishta

Today - December 16, 2012 - Margali Masam begins in Tamil Calendar

Margazhi Month, or Margali Masam, is a highly auspicious period in Tamil Calendar. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna says ‘Maasanam Margasheershoham’ - among the twelve months, I am Margazhi. Margazhi month is from December 16, 2012 to January 13, 2013.

The month is kept aside for spiritual activities and the chanting of Thiruvaimozhi and Tiruppavai of Andal.
Vaikunta Ekadasi fasting is observed in this month.
Another ritual in the month is the Pavai Nombu.
 Hanuman Jayanti is Tamil culture is also observed in this month.
Arudra Darshan festival dedicated to the Nataraja form of Shiva is also observed in the month. Apart from this thousands of classical music concerts and dance programs are held in the month.
The month ends with the Bhogi Pongal ritual.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 16, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 16, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Tritiya and Chaturthi Tithi or the third and fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:57 AM December 16, 2012. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note - It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Chaturthi only in Calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 2:18 PM on December 16, 2012. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Kharmas begins in North India. Margazhi Month begins in Tamil Nadu
Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Tritiya and Chaturthi or the third and fourth day of light phase of moon in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Prade…