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Mauni Amavasya is the annual silence day in the Tradition of India and it take places on the no-moon day of the Maagha month in the Hindu calendar when sun and moon are both supposed to enter the sign of Capricorn (makara rashi).
Mauni means 'of or for silence', and amavasya means 'no-moon day.'
Due to the special radiations that affect the Earth in this occasion, it is considered to be auspicious to maintain silence.
Being our Swamiji, a Prince of Silence, he encouraged all of us, his Spiritual Family, to share this silence day with him. I believe many people did all over the world in our Global Community.
Read complete article: http://www.ahymsin.org/docs2/News/1402Feb/04.html
Table of Contents
- 1. Two Paths in Yoga by Swami Veda Bharati
- 2. Brahman and Brahma-Viha¯ra by Swami Rama
- 3. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is...
- 4. In Silence by Atem S. Ramsundersingh
- 5. Mauni Amavasya 30th January 2014 by Daniela Citti
- 6. Kalyana Mitra at SRSG by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
- 7. Origins of the Himalayan Tradition by Swami Veda Bharati
- 8. The SRSG Experience by Denise Martin-Harker
- 9. Rishikesh, February 17, 2014 by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
- 10. Weekend with Swami Ritavan & Pandit Dabral by Lynnda Sharp
- 11. The Hazel Diaries VI by Roxanne Currie
- 12. Emotional Sobriety by Richard Parenti
- 13. Celebrations at SRSG by Swami Veda Bharati
- 14. July 2014 HYT-TTP Retreats
The final rites – anthesti.
This one of a swami –
He who renounced the world
Now renouncing the body
Cremation of that body
On the ghaat - banks of the ganges
Near the ashrams spread along the softly flowing river.
Sitting on the steps watching the burning pyre,
Watching the anxious teary crowds watching the burning pyre,
Moving my vision along the spirey silhouettes of ashrams,
Raising my eyes to the cloudy skies, the morning-misted mountains,
So firmly rootedly solid, so seemingly permanent.
And then watching the swirling flames ascend
Accompanied by softly chanting voices.
We offer prayer filled handfuls of black sesame'd water
To calm the raging fire
To give peace for the departing soul.
Of sure death, and immediate transformation.
A body alone aflame in the crowd
Telling of the false permanence
Of what we accept
Only an illusion
(photo by L. Arya)
This is just a brief report to tell you that Swami Veda has returned to Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama. We would still request that you not flood Swamiji with emails. He needs time for the things that he feels he must do. Your prayers and remembrances touch the universal mind field when you are meditating.
Perhaps you would enjoy reading "Swami Veda Talks about his 2013 Vow of Silence" again at http://ahymsin.org/main/swami-veda-bharati/swami-veda-talks-about-his-2013-vow-of-silence.html