Newsletter – May 2021
Dear Member friends,
This month we have festivals Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Buddha Jayanthi, and Sankara Jayanthi. In Arabic Ramadan means “Scorching heat” and, marks the month when the Quran is said to have been revealed to Prophet Muhammad by the Supreme through the archangel Gabriel in 610 AD. Ramadan marks faith in God and aspires to promote peace. This is the time to express our thanks to the divine for all that we have. We always forget the blessings we have and see the darker side of life and blame God and Guru for not helping us. These days help us to understand the divine and the importance of an attitude of gratitude towards God.
Gautama Buddha propounded the middle path and Sri Adi Sankaracharya, viewed by many as a holy incarnation of Lord Siva declared “Aham Brahmasmi”. The religious theories appear in parallel with corresponding time and social circumstances but the truth is eternal and it is that all-pervading God is one and through sadhana one can realize the divinity within this physical.
All are busy in their lives and are afraid of practices and rituals but at the same time, they starve for peace, success, health, and happiness. The wise say, when you live close to nature you will be happy. But is it possible to do? No, certainly not! Most of our time is spent traveling to the workplace and back to home and in mid-working. Tired souls try to finish household chores and sleep. This routine schedule drains energies and on holidays people try to recharge through the outing.
How to find time in this hectic life?
First and foremost, we must have the interest to know the self. The self is the most interesting and mandatory subject. But, we try to know everything on earth except our self. If we have interest, we will have time, energy, and motivation. Then there is no such concept as, “no time”. Our Peetham offers an apt and simple practice Thrayi Sadhana well suited for this time frame. Hence, as a member, it is our responsibility to create awareness among our known circles regarding this universal Dharma and sadhana. So, dear member friends, let us do more sadhana, and also, in these devotion days, let us introduce our universal practice that can be practiced without altering religion, caste, creed, race, and dharma to all those who come across in life.
Renuka Devi Vangara