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On The Path to Spirituality through Materialism - Swami Shantananda Puri

It is not possible for the majority of the people to ignore their deplorable financial condition, etc, and to proceed on the path of spirituality. It is not practicable too. So when a person finds that all his endeavors to progress in the material life are rendered futile and get stumped, he begins to realize that there is an invisible supreme power which controls his destiny, which is not only all powerful but is also compassionate and mother like. He supplicates and surrenders himself to that power, thus subordinating his ego.
Thus by slowly chanting Suktas, Stotras, Japas etc, a love for God begins to dawn in his heart and a stage comes when he will yearn for God, disregarding the gifts he used to beg for. That is why Lord Krishna has categorized such seekers riches also as his devotees in the same rank as a jnani, a man of knowledge.
In the 7th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita he has titled them as Artharthis (seekers of wealth and other objects).
SourceSri Suktam an Exegesis - Swa…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 30, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 30, 2014 (Today) – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 1:56 AM on March 30. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purva Bhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 2:36 AM. Then onward it is Uttara Bhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya. Last day of Vikram Samvant 2070 in North India. Last day of Vijayanama Samvatsar and Shalivahana Shaka 1935.
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Chaitra Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Chaitra 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 – Phalgun Amavasya Tit…