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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-1.

"Very important - A Nation is built from the tradition of family! Read carefully, understand, keep in mind and apply the lesson day to day life."

Chapter -12. Yajna – Quintessence of the Culture of India-1.
Dipavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

(Gita III-9)

"Yajnarthat-karmano-nyatra lokoyam karmabandhanah; tadartham karma kaunteya muktasangah samachara."

"The world is bound by actions other than those performed for the sake of sacrifice; do thou, therefore, O son of Kunti (Arjuna), perform action for that sake (for sacrifice alone), free from attachment."

When we are born into a particular setup of circumstances which we call a family, all the conditioning factors of the family are also born together with us.

The tradition of the family grows when we grow.

The pattern of our character and conduct is entirely determined by the ideological background that is at the very basis of the structure of that particular family.

We are born not merel…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 11.18.

Chapter-11.The Sport of the Infinite-18.
  ( Rasa-Lila message given on the 22nd of October, 1972.)

All this weeping and crying of the soul is called Samsara.

That is what we are experiencing.

Restless is our life, and pitiable is the existence of man as long as he has not understood the meaning of his asking and what he asks for.

Our life has become wretched merely because of the fact that we have not understood even the meaning of our own asking.

We ask for something, but we have understood it to be something else!

To rectify this error of man's distorted perception, Bhagavan Veda Vyasa gave us this scripture in the form of the immortal biography of the Immortal Man, the Super-Man of the East, whose eternal Sport we observe and celebrate on the most auspicious Rasa Purnima.

Blessed be this day! Blessed be the devotees, seekers of Truth and aspirants who search for God and rest not until He is attained. May the infinite grace of the Almighty be upon us all!

Chapter-11. The Sport of …

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 11.17.

Swami Vivekananda's historic speech on 11 September, 1893.

Chapter-11.The Sport of the Infinite-17.
  ( Rasa-Lila message given on the 22nd of October, 1972.)

Such was the occasion, the Rasa Purnima, when God entered into the lower frequency of human consciousness and became visible, though He has infinitude in His bosom in higher frequencies of supernormal existence and is incapable of perception.

The conclusion is that God is All and nothing but God can be.

The human soul has only one desire – unity with God.

It has not got many desires.

All our economic longings and necessities, physical needs, intellectual aspirations, social necessity and what not – all these are distorted forms of the desire of the soul for

They are erroneous movements of the soul's aspiration for Divinity.

Samsara is nothing but the writhing of the soul, the struggling of the soul and the agony of the soul on account of its bereavement from God.

Swami Krishnananda
  To be c…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 11.16.

Chapter-11.The Sport of the Infinite-16.
  ( Rasa-Lila message given on the 22nd of October, 1972.)

This implication was brought home to the minds of people, the devotees, through the description of this enrapturing, maddening and intoxicating Love of God which the Gopis of Vrindavana exhibited in a historical period of time, in a most superhuman fashion.

The eternal import hidden behind this Sport is the immortalising of all attempts at devotion.

Of all the incidents in the life of Sri Krishna, this is the one which man cannot understand, and man is not supposed to understand. Because, here, in the five chapters of the Srimad Bhagavata describing the Rasa-Lila, the great author has pressed into service infinitude of wisdom and fullness of feeling and understanding.

The style of Sanskrit used there is of a superior kind. Suddenly there is a shift of emphasis and rhetoric in the Srimad Bhagavata when the Rasa chapter begins. And we begin to feel a pulsation within our nerves, as it were, wh…