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Feb 07 2021

Need vs. Want

If Covid-19 has taught us nothing else, it has shown us how little we really need to survive. With lockdowns and shortages and faltering economies, we've learned to live with so much less than we may have ever dreamed was possible…. There once lived a king who was such a powerful king of such a large region that he had to travel quite a bit. Travel in those days was not as easy as it is today, and because it was so slow and difficult, he was frequently gone for long...

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Jan 03 2021

Unfolding Into Our Divine Self in the New Year

At this beautiful time of the New Year, we must remember that the point of our lives is to realize our own true divine nature, to awaken and unfold into the divinity of ourselves. In many cases, that process requires both inner struggle as well as patience. There is a wonderful story of a man who noticed, on a tree outside his home, a beautifully woven cocoon. He carefully watched the cocoon every day in order to catch the first glimpse of the butterfly he knew would emerge. Finally, one day...

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Jan 01 2021

News Years Blessings from Pujya Swamiji

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. Covid-19 and lockdowns, a crashing economy, social tensions and anxiety - they've all created a sense of fear and hopelessness in so many people. As we prepare to welcome a new year, and the morn of 2021 brings the eve of 2020 to an end, it is an especially good time to reflect upon our lives, our paths and our progress toward the ultimate destination of our divine awakening and realization - especially after all that we've been through. So much in our lives, at times,...

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Nov 25 2020

Message on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Crimes against women are ashamed of humanity - Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj Parmarth Niketan President Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati ji Maharaj today on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, said that crimes against women are increasing day by day, in fact these incidents are shaming humanity. The incidents happening against women are a threat to the pride of women power and their safety, as well as the whole society is a stigma. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj said that the violence that is happening...

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Nov 13 2020

“The Lamp Within”, The Speaking Tree

This article was published in Times of India's The Speaking Tree, here. This Diwali season, let us take up the mantra of selfless service, to help us be the light we want to see in the world. Resolve not only to light lamps outside but to be lights ourselves. Instead of asking Mahalakshmi for bounty of wealth, ask how we may restore the bounty of the world. Puja, ritual and prayer also mean how we live our lives; it is not just about temple rituals. Arpana, offering, is done not only...

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Aug 14 2020

An Opportunity to Serve and Sacrifice to Make a Self Reliant and New India

Every day I am reminded of the sacrifices our soldiers make on the borders of the nation, protecting our security and comfort at the expense of their own. While on 15 August and on other special occasions we proudly remember their offerings and salute their commitment, I often think that we can do much more every day to express our gratitude. In many ways we are privileged to be born in this sacred land; its spiritual heritage and richness bring yoga, meditation, peace and so many other gifts to so many. However,...

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Jun 12 2020

Child Labor Prohibition Day: Safe Childhood-Safe India बाल श्रम निषेध दिवस: सुरक्षित बचपन-सुरक्षित भारत

Pujya Swamiji says, “Investments made on children are investments made for India's golden future. In order to realize the vision of a better and safer India, first of all our children have to be given a safe today.” On Child Labor Prohibition Day, Pujya Swamiji shared that children are the future of the country, not just for their family but for the future of the country. He added, “Decisions made for the future of children have a multifaceted effect on the future of our nation. Therefore, providing education, health, and safety...

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May 01 2020

The Meaning of Aparigraha

During India's lockdown, we at Parmarth Niketan have been blessed with good health and the continuity of selfless service for our community and our brothers and sisters around the world. As people have been forced to stay home for long period of time, one of the common issues that pops up is our cravings for things that may not be readily available - things that are not life-essential items...

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