Newsletter – April 2024

Ugadi 2024

Dear Member Friends,

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr. Happy Ugadi  (New Year for the people of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Goa)  and Gudi Padawa .  On the same day, in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, as well as Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu, Gudi Padawa festival celebrated and, is marked as a Hindu calendar new year.

The Eid-ul-Fitr festival was started by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, and now every Muslim sincerely practices all the rules of this holy period. The devotees express gratitude for everything they have and continue fasting till the last day of Ramadan. Islam religion followers believe that the Holy Quran (The holy book for Muslims) was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the divine. Eid is a celebration of completing a successful month of fasting, praying, and refraining from negative activities at all levels. Holy waves of thought and action are in the air these days.

Ugadi explains to us the taste of life through its pickle Prasad. Prasad is a mixture of six tastes, made by mixing neem flowers, chili powder, tamarind, mango, jaggery, and salt. This pickle depicts six vices and explains that life comprises many emotions, and we should accept all and lead a balanced life. Ugadi preaches to leave the past experiences and leading life on a positive new note. Hindus believe that Lord Brahma created the universe on this day, and then he created days, weeks, months, and years. Thus, Ugadi is the first day of this creation. All the festivals aim at reminding people to lead life more humanely and work for the well-being of the whole universe.

Spirituality is in every religious festival, and they are trying to teach people to lead a balanced life, accept the flow of life, and adopt a blissful lifestyle. Many great men descend to teach human beings to understand all pervading divine and realize the divinity within. They explain many easy ways to delve into the depths of the inner self and understand the self and divine. Our Sath Guru, Dr Umar Alisha, the sixth Peethadhipathi of Sri Viswa Vignana Vidya Adhyathmika Peetham, blessed all with an excellent yogic spiritual book named Sufi Vedanta Darsamu, a priceless gift and eternal blessing to any practitioner irrespective of caste, creed, region, religion, race, age and gender. Every poem in the book describes a spiritual secret and is a light to one and all in their spiritual journey. It deciphers a route to envision God and various secrets of spiritual energy. Even practicing one single technique in the book gives enlightenment to the reader. Dr Umar Alisha Sath Guru wrote many such books when he breathed life, and now, through his Samadhi, he still speaks and educates his dedicated disciples. We can have his Samadhi darshan at the Modern temple of humanity, Pithapuram. Anyone can visit the place to experience the holy energy, blessings, and divine guidance.

Sath Guru always warns us about the finite time of human lives and advises us to learn absolute knowledge. Here is a poem from the book Sufi Vedanta Darsamu

This poem explains time, understanding human life, and the spiritual journey toward enlightenment.  

కాలము పోవుచున్న దొడికంబున బట్టగలేము మీరు రా
రేలనిజార్ధమున్ చదువరేల ప్రభాత ముహూర్త విఘంటి కార్ధవై
తాళికు లేమి పాడుచుమృదంగము మీటుచునున్నవారో మీ
రేల ప్రశాంతులై వినరునేటికి నేర్వరు బ్రహ్మతత్వమున్

The transience of Time: 

The poem begins with an observation about the irreversible and unstoppable flow of time, like a stream flowing by its bank that we cannot hold. Time sets a temporal context of human life, emphasizing the importance of making the most of the present moment and an undercurrent of the spiritual focus in the face of life’s impermanence. 

Call to Spiritual Awakening: 

The imagery of dawn and the ringing of bells serve as a metaphor for an awakening, not just from sleep, but to a higher consciousness or spiritual awareness. It invites the followers to learn absolute knowledge and get ready for self enlightenment.

 Active Engagement with Life’s Rhythms: 

The poem also speaks about the joy and discipline of engaging with the spiritual rhythms of life, as represented by the singing and playing of instruments. A balance between physical, mental, and spiritual planes are essential in life for blissful life. A call for active participation in spiritual and philosophic learning is made for one’s growth and realization of deeper truths. 

Pursuit of Ultimate Reality: 

Finally, the poem calls for serenity as a means to engage with the profound spiritual truths of existence. The “Brahmathatthvam” or principle of Brahman that is mentioned is a central concept in Hindu philosophy, pointing to a unified ultimate reality that is eternal and unchanging. The call to learn and understand this reality implies a path of spiritual discovery that requires inner peace and quietude as foundational elements

Dear member friends, let us practice Thrayee Sadhana for the awakening of the inner self to the absolute spiritual truth. We must develop a spiritual urge to get union with the divine. Sath Guru’s grace always showers upon the sincere sadhakas who strive for transformation and enlightenment.

Thanking you

Till next News Letter!!!

Spiritually yours 

Renuka Devi Vangara


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