It is perhaps only those who respect their parents while they are alive, that can perform this ritual in its solemn spirit. It is a time to pay obeisance to those departed, and also set an example for the next generation, so that they too appreciate the ideology behind these observances.
God is Santhana and the Dharma/law/duty mandated by Him is Sanathana Dharama. It is the eternal law! And it belongs to everyone … just like the Sun, Moon, planets etc.
After slogging through life to learn and earn, next in turn is to yearn to prepare for one’s spiritual sojourn. I was reminded of what Sri Sathya Sai Baba said, ‘Life is a journey from I to We to He’ and suddenly, I realised how profound this was!
According to the lunar calendar, the Shraavan/Saawan Maas would last for two months in 2023. Let’s try to decode what this means. The lunar calendar that we follow for festival dates, auspicious days, horoscope making etc. has 354 days, 8 hours, 48 minutes and 34 seconds or (354.
When we were hungry, we sought out Mum, She cooked and fed, was never glum. Whatever happened, we went to Mum, She was just there, for everyone. When in doubt, she said, be mum, She taught us not to jump the gun. Commitment and resilience to just be mum, Is
A flying kite is dependent on the string and the keeper of the string. If the string snaps, the kite comes tumbling down! Stay connected to your keeper … your life depends on it!
We can’t choose our relatives but we can choose our friends. Friends add value to our lives, if well chosen! Choose well and cherish the bonds. Happy Friendship Day!