9Oct
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A Moon for Puja (Karwa Chauth in London)

In India, many wives observe the Karwa Chauth. They fast the entire day – from sunrise to moonrise. It’s a very strict fast – not even water is allowed through the day. Karwa Chauth is observed once a year and is believed to ensure the long life and continued good health for the husband. For […]

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29Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 8 – The Three Goddesses

On the eve of Dinesh’s birthday was the grand Chandi Homa… He wrote a poem celebrating Navaratri and the three Devis – Goddesses Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati. Here it is for you to enjoy! Have a lovely day. Nine months in mother’s womb, define and shape us Floating in fluid love, finely foretells our future […]

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28Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 7 – The Dark Sacred Night

Louis Armstrong croons his famous song – I see skies of blue, and clouds of white The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night And I think to myself – What a wonderful world… It was perhaps the first time that I had heard of the night being sacred. The Night is, of course, dark, […]

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27Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 6 – Restlessness

Considering that these 3 days were days of Rajas and many may have felt all sorts of restlessness in their systems, I thought I would take a cue from Gurudev and talk about the five types of Restlessness that could have popped up for you. They certainly did for me. The first is the restlessness […]

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26Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 5 – Gurudev Speaks

After the third night, there is a constant will He, won’t He?! going on in everyone’s heads… Will He ignore the Universe and continue His silence? Or will He finally speak tonight… Each evening after the Pooja, we wait with baited breath. Till last night, He simply glided away on a cloud of Serenity, not […]

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24Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 4 – Devi Kushmanda

This is a little-known form of the Devi. At least I didn’t know about this one until I heard what Gurudev spoke about her… When there was darkness before everything, it is said that Devi Kushmanda smiled (she must have used Sudanta) and created the cosmic egg from which Creation sprung forth. Kushmanda is Sanskrit […]

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24Sep
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Navaratri 2017 Night 3 – zzzzzz…

Q. Where is the Navaratri Night 3 Post? A. Too much Tamas… Mainly slept all day, getting up only for Sadhana and eating a bit of food. I think this year, all the Tamas of the first three days hit me altogether on the third day… Getting ready for Rajas! 🙂 Jai Gurudeva! love bawa

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23Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 2 – My Birthday! :)

This year, the second day of Navaratri happened to be my birthday. I keep getting asked how I spend my day… So here is what I did today. Dinesh lovingly woke me up by pressing my feet at around 6:00 am. Then he went off to teach Yoga to the people doing their advanced courses […]

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21Sep
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Navaratri 2017 – Night 1

On a one-dimensional line, where is the second dimension? It is inside, on it and all around. Similarly, on a 2-D paper, where is the third dimension? It is inside, on it and all around. If you were a two-dimensional being, the third dimension would be mystical and magical for you. Something you could only […]

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15Feb
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Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is the night when the Shiva Principle is closest to our realm of existence. On Maha Shivratri, when people sit together, chant and meditate, everyone can get a glimpse of unity with the infinity. Shiva was not a person. Shiva is a tattwa, a principle, that is eternal. Everything related to Shiva never […]

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