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Vaishnava Achara – Daily Practice or Custom to Attain Moksha or Liberation

According to Vishnu Purana, King Sagara asked Sage Uddhava to enumerate the Acharas, practice or custom that Vaishnava devotees must follow to attain moksha or liberation. Sage Uddhava enumerated the following:

To get up early in morning. Do purification of the body and worship Srihari Vishnu and his incarnations as per one’s means.

To recite the name of Lord 108 times.

Apply religious mark or tilaka. Wear rosary made of tulsi beads.

To read a portion of scriptures like Bhagavad Gita or Srimad Bhagavad Purana.

To eat or drink food only after offering to Lord Vishnu. Meat and Liquor are prohibited. Strictly observe principles of moral conduct.
Repetition of Gayatri Mantra.

Book – Philosophers Crystal by Marcin Dolecki

The book titled ‘Philosophers Crystal’ – The Treacherous Terrain of Tassatarius is a fiction written by Marcin Dolecki – philosopher, chemist and historian of chemistry (PhD) and lives in Poland. The fiction is of interest to Hindus because it is a time traveling journey and the main characters in the novel interact with Adi Shankaracharya.

About the novel by the author Twenty-year-old Philip lives alone in an authoritarian country, his parents arrested arrested after the imperial police find a secret notebook in their apartment. Then one evening Philip meets an uncommon girl, her name Julia, possibly on the run from the police, or sent to him as a secret agent by the state. Despite his concerns, he offers to put her up for the night. In the morning a mysterious person knocks on his door and advises him to escape immediately. This is how the couple’s strange, paradoxical and hazardous journey begins, leading Philip and Julia in a quest through time to the collapsing Roman empire, the…