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Ramana Maharishi on Upadesha

The mind of the disciple having become differentiated from its true and primal state of pure Being or the Self, which the scriptures describe as Sat Chit Ananda, Being Consciousness Bliss, slips away from it and, assuming the form of thought, ever runs after the objects of sense gratification. Thus, the mind gets buffeted and battered by the vicissitudes of life and becomes weak and dispirited. Now Upadesha or spiritual instruction, consists in the Master restoring the mind of the disciple to its primal state and effectively preventing it from slipping away from that state of pure being, of absolute identity with the Self, or, in other words, the spiritual Being of the Master.
Upadesha may also be understood as the Master showing to the disciple that which he has been considering as distant and different from himself is immediate and identical with the disciple. (Making the disciple realize that the Self is identical with the disciple). Ramana Maharishi

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 20, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 20, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the dark phase of moon till 4:25 AM on October 20. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Ashwathy or Ashwini Nakshatra till 2:56 AM. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Kartik Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 – Ashwin Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the s…