Author Archive: H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji

Diwali Blessings

At this divine time of Diwali we line our homes, our rooms, our offices and our streets with brightly shining diyas. The illuminated lamps signify the people of Ayodhya’s love for Bhagawan Rama and their joy at his return.  On this day, however, we must light not only beautiful lamps in our homes, but we…

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True Giving

Many people think a spiritual life means that one retreatsto the mountains, performs meditation and then lives peacefully forever in one’s own enlightened cocoon. However, that is not true, deep spirituality. That is not the essence of enlightenment. The essence of spirituality is service of others. Yes, solitude, silence and intense sadhana are crucial in…

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Holi Blessings

Holi is one of the most festive, joyous holidays of the Hindu year. It is celebrated primarily in the North of India and it falls on the full moon day of Phalguna (February – March). The festival is marked by great revelry during which everyone paints each other with brightly colored powders. Song, dance and…

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