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The Thanksgiving is coming, so let’s begin it today.One of the wise men said, that a heart without gratitude is empty. I will do one post everyday on this topic to help you get ready and fill your heart.
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October 30th, 2016 (or for some places Oct. 31, 2016) is a day of great spiritual celebration. There are so many things we can realize about God from the story of Govardhan – Lord’s awareness and personal attention to every individual life circumstances as well as inner problems, His protection is more powerful than any danger, whatever He does is to ultimate benefit for all involved!
The story behind Govardhan Puja
The day after Diwali is referred to as Annakuta, or Govardhan Puja. On this day the inhabitants of Vrindavan (Lord Krishna’s abode on Earth) would hold a harvest festival in honor of King Indra, the demigod who provided the rains essential for the harvest.
One day, however, Lord Krishna wanted to teach Indra a lesson. He convinced the inhabitants of Vrindavan to honor Govardhan Hill instead, whose fertile soil provided the grass upon which the cows and bulls grazed, and to honor the cows and bulls who provided milk and ploughed the lands. Outraged, Indra retaliated with terrifying thunderstorms. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, calmly lifted Govardhan Hill with the little finger of his left hand. For seven days and seven nights the Lord held up Govardhan Hill, providing a giant umbrella to shelter the inhabitants of Vrindavan from the torrential rain. Realizing the futility of his actions, King Indra bowed down before the Lord with folded hands and offered prayers of supplication. In this way, Lord Krishna demonstrated that He is Deva Deva, the lord of the demigods, and that any purpose for which demigods might be worshiped could easily be served by worshiping Him, the cause of all causes.
At the end of the festival, the hill of prasada (sanctified food) is distributed to the public. All Vaishnava temples in India observe this ceremony, and hundreds of people are given prasada according to the capacity of each temple. And it is also true for all Hare Krishna (ISKCON) temples all around the world! Find the temple near by! And…
Please come and BE OUR GUEST!
Ekadasi are special days, when fasting from beans and grains is beneficial as well as any spiritual activity brings more results.
October 12- Pasankusa Ekadasi –
Break fast on October 13 between 6:51 am and 10:40 am
October 25- Rama Ekadasi –
Break fast on October 26 between 8:28 am and 10:42 am
Month of Kartik
October 15 to November 14, 2016
Kartik is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement. This month is also known as Damodar. Listen to this beautiful prayer that is sang during this month – Damodarashtaka
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Easy to test yourself and understand where the attention is – inside or outside. And wherever it was, bring it in!
Do this check 3 times a day for fastest progress
We only can feel offended and insulted if we are proud. We may even phrase that we feel good about some aspect of anything related to us – it may be some skill, amount of money, talent, knowledge, any kind of achievement, looks. So when someone doubts it or does not agree with our evaluation or level of it, then there we go…
So, being in the mood of student – humble and understanding… that no one can be perfect or know everything even on one subject matter, that other people don’t have to take our self-evaluation into account, that whatever related to me ( as a body or mind ) is actually temporary.
If someone doubts our spiritual level and we get offended, it means that we are proud of our spirituality and that itself disqualifies us of that level. Remember the saints – they all were very humble – seeing own imperfections and glorifying others.
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