4 in 1 GREAT DAY-August 15th

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I am an INDIAN FIRST AND INDIAN LAST be imbibed in all
A great Day is today-August Fifteenth Indian Independence Day
Seventy Two years ago under the inspiring leadership of great
And Noble FATHER OF OUR NATION –Mahatma Gandhi we got
Independence from the foreign yoke- that spirit of freedom
Sought to be diminished by the powers that be with their wisdom
Who propose to build a temple for the murderer of Mahatmaji and
Publish the assassin’s books- a shame and treacherous indeed!

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Today a holy day-RAKSHA BANDHAN DAY- festival  day to celebrate
Noble bond between families. If they are distant from each other,
Everybody gets together by pushing the pending work on the next day.
The bond of love and protection between brothers and sisters
Honored on this day of rakhi.  to pray for protection against all the evils
By tying a sacred thread- not just a piece of thread,-bond of love!
Every sister  ties the sacred thread ‘Rakhi ‘on her brothers’ wrist !

 

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A nice holy day is today- Feast of the Assumption Day religious
Assumption of Mary into Heaven bodily taking up of Virgin Mary
Into Heaven at the end of her earthly life! Assumption a major Feast day!
Feast Marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church.

National Relaxation Day - August 15

RELAXATION DAY is today the fifteenth August encourages
To slow down and unwind! A day to take care of
Ourselves and take a moment to relax- we l need a break
From the fast-paced and hectic lifestyles we live and lead.
Taking time to recuperate and rejuvenate our tired minds and
Bodies help prevent many health risks! Too much work
Can make us sick, run-down, tired and it is proved that stress
Is harmful to our health, both mentally and physically!
Finding ways to relax and finding ways and means carefully
To reduce stress will improve overall health. Let us relax!!!

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Gopala Bhatta Goswami IS 29

Closeup of Vishnu, seated in the lotus position on a lotus. From depiction of the poet Jayadeva bowing to Vishnu, Gouache on paper Pahari, The very picture of devotion, bare-bodied, head bowed, legs crossed and hands folded, Jayadeva stands at left, with the implements of worship placed before the lotus-seat of Vishnu who sits there, blessing the poet.

Gopala Bhatta Goswami (1503–1578)

South and North, West and East-equal for Mother India for her grace
Great Saints and Seers- of Hindu or Sufi gifted for the peace and joy
Of all the children of Bharatha Matha! We are grateful to you Mother.
Born in a Sri vaishnava family of Tamil Iyengar origin in Srirangam, Tamilnadu.

Gopala bhatta goswami was a great devotee of Laxmi-Narayana
Born in Fifteen Hundred and Three and lived upto Fifteen Seventy Eight
The foremost disciples of the Vaishnava saint,Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,
and a leading  figure in the Gaudiya Vaishnava school
A part of  the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan, who  influenced its philosophical basis .

His first meeting with Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was in fifteen hundred and ten
During Mahaprabhu’s tour of South India. At young age he met Chaitanya
And served him for some months.Such was his love for the saint, that when
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was about to leave,Gopala Bhatta became upset,
And for his sake, Chaitanya  agreed to stay a few more days.

He had a spiritual vision where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu revealed Himself
As an avatar of Krishna, the supreme God.In the vision Krishna  told him that
In the town of Vrindavan He would meet two devotees,  Rupa  and Sanatana.
Goswami who would guide in the finer details of devotional service .
Gopala Bhatta  wanted to leave for Vrindavan at once,
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu told him to stay and serve his parents.
After Chaitanya’s departure, Gopal Bhatta took guidance from his uncle
Prabhodananda Sarasvati. Gopal Bhatta took care of his parents in their old age,
After their death he  went to Vrindavana. and met Rupa and Sanatana .
They  accepted him as a brother. Gopal Bhatta  helped Sanatana
Compile the book Hari Bhakti Vilasa. Let us invoke his grace and blessings.

INTERNATIONAL FORGIVENESS DAY- August 4th

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To err is human and to forgive is Divine rightly said
All over the world and in particular India that is Bharat,
In a way a part of our culture and tradition and today entire
World is after this noble principle and philosophy -sure!

International Forgiveness Day -is observed every  First
Sunday in August-indeed  a great gesture and to make the world
Aware of the divinity in FORGIVE AND FORGET philosophy
A noble quality to be developed foe peace and joy in the society!

It is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation
Or anger as a result of a perceived offence, disagreement, or mistake,
Or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. ‘forgiveness is ‘to grant
Free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offence or debt’.

 

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NATIONAL MOUNTAIN CLIMBING DAY August 1st

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In the wonderful creation of the Almighty -Omni potent
Hills and mountains, forests and valleys, ocean and rivers,
Wells and falls are indeed great! Help all the living beings
To live in peace and joy, health and happiness, plenty and harmony!

Climbing the hills and mountains though tough and challenging-quite rewarding
To the individuals to develop strength and will power! August First is
THe National Mountain Climbing Day and those nature loving adventurists
Use the day to find a sens de of fulfilment and achievement!

We the children of Bharatha Matha reverentially look up to mountains
Where homes of Gods are built and great saints and seers spend all their
Lives! Walking barefoot or with wooden chappals in the biting cold!
Young and old occasionally embark on mountaineering as a pilgrimage bold!

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ANDAL -IS 26

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Among the great Saints and Seers gifted by our Mother Bharathamatha
Across the North and South, East and West, great lady Saints are many
One was in the deep South in Tamilnadu in a holy place called
Srivilliputtur! We have to be reverentially remember!

Andal or Godadevi only female Alvar among the twelve
Alvar saints of South India. known for their devotion
To the Srivaishnava tradition of Hinduism. Born to Periyalvar
A great Alwar being worshipped by all devotees all over.

A great Saint she is, out of sincere devotion to Lord Vishnu
She wrote epical THIRUPPAVAI having thirty songs sung in the
Early morning of December middle to January middle in every temple
Home and school waking up the Lord and bless the whole world!

Thiruppavai and Nachiar Tirumozhi are her great and noble
Thoughts enshrined in these religious literature for all to read
Sing, Chant and invoke HIS blessings and her grace for peace and
Harmony in the society and the world! Let us learn and recite.

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NATIONAL PARENTS DAY JUly 28th

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Parents are deemed to be Gods in various countries-rightly so
India will say  treat Mother, Father, Teacher, guests as Gods in that order
“Maathru Dhevo Bhava, Pithru Dhevo Bhava, Achaarya dhevo bhava
Athithi dhevo bhava”- America observes Parents Day on the
Fourth Sunday of July every year! Mother’s Day in May
Father’s Day in June and PARENTS DAY in July-quite appropriate!

National Parents’ Day honors all parents on the fourth Sunday in July.
We can bring all our parents together and show them  all at once.
Parents play a vital role in the lives of children. From the day we are born,
Parents are our protectors, teachers, providers and role models.

As families, they are the core of our communities.  On National Parents’ Day,
We honor all parents do every day to raise up their children in a world
that is constantly changing and challenging.
Family is the microcosmic rudimentary element that
Makes up the society structure. For this structure to remain firm,
The family unit needs to create a strong foundation.

This role is shouldered by responsible parents who do understand
Their imperative role in shaping their child’s life to grow up into
A responsible Citizen. At the same time, this day impresses upon
The younger generation that One day, they must also take on the serious
Responsibility of looking after the Needs of parents and older
Family members. No need for old age homes any longer!!!

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CHINMAYANANDA SARASWATHY IS 25.

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Chinmayananda Saraswati (8 May 1916 – 3 August 1993)

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven
To be the Secretary of Chinmaya Mission Thanjavur was indeed a bliss
At the young age of twenty two-it was all HIS blessings still green memories!
Attended Geeta Gnana Yagnas-great spiritual experience and hence the bliss!

More than Geeta- MY six thirty means six thirty neither six twenty nine
Nor Six thirty one! My eight means neither seven fifty nine nor eight zero one!
Such a punctualist to the core not to come across any longer
My refrain in my training classes used to be a subject of discussion on this
With a quiz “Can you tell me a Barrister turned spiritual head?”
As a clue poorvashrama name started with ‘B sanyashrana name started with ‘C”!

Chinmayananda Saraswati born as  Balakrishna Menon born on Eight May
Ninteen Sixteen- and entered God’s feet on Third August Nineteen Ninety Three
A Barrister at Law turned spiritual leader and a teacher who inspired the
Formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation,
And spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the non-dual system of thought
Found in the Upanishads, which epitomise the philosophical teachings of Vedas.

Swami taught Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other ancient Scriptures
For four decades and more, led a global Hindu spiritual  Cultural renaissance
And popularised the religion’s esoteric scriptural texts, teaching them in English
All across India and abroad His greatness indeed! Had the pleasure af attending ..

Inspired  formation of Chinmaya Mission program  by his disciples
And led by him, a spiritual, educational, and charitable nonprofit organization
In more than three hundred centres in India and internationally. authored
Ninety five works including commentaries on the major Upanishad and  Gita.
Visiting professor of Indian philosophy at  American and Asian universities-
Conducted university lecture tours in many  countries. India’s greatest son!

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