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Enjoyment Cannot Quench Desires

Most people think that they will see through worldly enjoyments, and that Vedanta could wait for their retired life, if at all. Unfortunately, things do not work out that way. A mind given to sense enjoyment and brooding over worldly concerns cannot just turn to higher things concomitant with retirement. Nor does fulfillment of our desires help us get rid of them; they only increase all the more.
King Yayati’s life from the Bhagavata illustrates the point. In his brim of youth Yayati was cursed to premature old age by an incensed sage. The king asked the sage’s pardon and prayed for a remedy. The sage told him that he could have his youth back if someone else exchanged his youth for the king’s old age.
The king exchanged his son’s youth for his old age and enjoyed sense pleasures for thousands of years. If desires could be quenched by satisfying them, Yayati would have been a sated man by now.
Instead, he discovered a profound truth: Desire can never be quenched by enjoying sense ob…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 26, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 26, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:33 PM on January 26. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 10:27 PM. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh Krishna Paksha Dasami or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Magha 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 – Paush Krishna Pa…