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MOTHER GANGA: GRACE OF THE WATER—SHE FORGIVES

  The grace of water is that it keeps flowing. Stagnant water dies quickly. The nature of live, fresh, life-giving water is its movement. In that movement there is forgiveness. The trash I toss nonchalantly into Ganga here, in this moment, is replaced in the next moment by fresh, clean, unpolluted water. My trash has been carried downstream, and...

Mornings and evenings soak in music

Ongoing International Yoga Festival The ongoing International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan has doctors, musicians and academicians sharing their experiences with the participants. Mornings and evenings are soaked in music by noted musicians and percussionists. Indigenous and interfaith leaders present during the lecture series joined together in a collective pledge in Yoga as a union of religions and a...

Krishna is the Ultimate is the Ultimate

To learn the process of dovetailing everything in this world in pursuance of Lord Krishna is the greatest goal of life, writes Radhanath Swami The soul is starving, hungry, wants love and needs eternal connection with real pleasure. In this material world, we become attached to certain things and derive pleasure from it. But we suffer when those same things...

Imagination: Living with Hope, Joy and Creativity

    Vir Singh Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.––Albert Einstein Imagination is one of the most beautiful aspects of our life. It warms up our blood. It charges our nerves with enthusiasm and inquisitiveness. It brings us all ecstasies of our Universe. With the power of imagination, we elevate ourselves to the highest...

THE GRACE OF MOTHER GANGA – PROVIDER FOR ALL

    Bhagavati Saraswati Mother Ganga irrigates not only the hearts, minds and souls of Her one billion devotees around the world. She also irrigates the farms that feed more than one-third of India’s population. More than 450 million people receive the means for their very existence from Her waters. The Ganga Basin supports the greatest population density on...

Pilgrims’ progress

Adventure sports, spirituality, a combination of luxurious and economical packages make this year’s Kumbh Mela more attractive. By Team Viva A significant change in the pattern of travellers attending the Prayagraj Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 has been witnessed by a travel organisation. There has been a change in the perspective of the attendees towards the holy mela. Visitors not only...

Mother Ganga

The crystal-clear, blue, rushing waters of Mother Ganga cut through the foothills of the Himalayas, carving out the most sacred riverbed in the world. Out of the Mother Glacier more than 13,000 feet above sea level, the Goddess Ganga- daughter of King Himavat, the king of the Himalayas, and Queen Meru, sister of Uma, Bhagawan Shiva’s divine consort-is said...

SCIENCE AND RELIGION

“Science is also a religion. It also depends on belief,” a friend who holds a doctorate in physics said once provocatively. He has a point. The scientists believe in theories that seem to explain what they observe. Yet they don’t know for sure whether they are true. For example, mainstream scientists still hold that consciousness is a kind of...

Approaching Krishna through Guru Tattva

For the soul, which is eternally anxious to engage in the Lord’s service, He manifests through energy, through a principle by which He engages all living beings in His loving service and this is called guru tattva, writes Radhanath Swami   Lord Krishna, in His supreme abode of Gokula, has nothing to do with creation of material  existences; it is through...

Yog Kumbh: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev holds camp at Kumbh Mela

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev led a morning yoga session on the banks of the Sangam with Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Parmarth Niketan on the third day of the week-long Yog Kumbh  during the Kumbh mela in Prayagraj.   Both the ascetics  spoke to the devotees who gathered there. Baba Ramdev said, “The churning of the ocean is within you. The...