Compiled by London swaminathan
Date: 29th January 2017
Time uploaded in London:- 6-17 AM
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February 2017 Good Thoughts Calendar
Festival Days and Holidays:- February 3-Rata Saptami; 9-Thai Pusam; 24-Maha Shivaratri
New Moon Day-26
Full moon Day- 10
Auspicious Days-1, 2, 6, 9, 16, 17, 23.
February 1 Wednesday
There are pearls in the deep sea, but you must hazard all the perils to get them. If you fail to get at them by a single dive, do not conclude that the sea is without them. So also in the quest for the Lord, if your first attempt to see him proves fruitless, do not lose heart. Persevere in the attempt, and you are sure to realise Him at last.
February 2 Thursday
As a lamp, does not burn without oil, so a man cannot live without God.
February 3 Friday
As the water of the ocean is now calm and next agitated into waves, so are Brahman and Maya. Th e ocean in the tranquil state is Brahman, and in the turbulent state, Maya.
February 4 Saturday
The snake itself is not affected by the poison in its fangs; but when it bites, the poison kills the creature bitten. Likewise, Maya is in the Lord but does not affect Him, while the same Maya deludes the whole world.
February 5 Sunday
Women and gold keep men immersed in worldliness. Woman is disarmed when you view her as the manifestation of the Divine Mother.
February 6 Monday
Snakes are venomous reptiles. But the man who has learnt the art of snake charming can play even with seven snakes coiled around his snake. Similarly a man of realisation is immune from the dangers of worldly life.
February 7 Tuesday
A Brahmana’s son is no doubt a Brahmana by birth; but some of these born Brahmanas grow up into great scholars, some become priests, others turn out cooks, and still others roll themselves in the dust before courtesans’ doors.
February 8 Wednesday
There are some who boast of their wealth and power, of their name and fame, and high status in society; but all these are for some time only. None of these will follow them after death.
February 9 Thursday
If I hold this cloth before me you cannot see me anymore, though I am still as near you as ever. So also though God is nearer to you than anything else, because of the screen of egotism, you cannot see Him.
February 10 Friday
Hanuman was blessed with the vision of God both with form and without it. But he retained the ego of servant of a God. Such was also the case of Narada, Sanaka, Sanandana and Sanatkumara.
February 11 Saturday
In the Kingdom of God, reason, intellect and learning are of no avail. There the dumb speak, the blind see, and the deaf hear.
February 12 Sunday
To explain God merely after reading the scriptures is explaining to a person the city of Banaras after seeing it only in a map.
February 13 Monday
Utter the word Gita, in quick succession, several times. It is then virtually pronounced as Tagi, Tagi, which means one who has renounced the world for the sake of God. Thus, in one word, Gita teaches, RENOUNCE. Renounce everything, and fix the mind on Lord.
February 14 Tuesday
As the water under a bridge enters from one side and passes out at the other, so religious advice given to the worldlings enters the mind thorough one ear and goes out by the other, without leaving any impression.
Iron appears as red hot in the furnace, but becomes black soon after it is taken out. In the same way, worldly men are full of religious emotion if they are in a temple or in the society of the pious; but no sooner do they leave these associations the flood of devotion in them subsides.
February 16 Thursday
Out of the myriads of paper kites that are seen flying in the air, one or two get free by snapping of the string. So out of hundreds of aspirants practising spiritual disciples only one or two get free from worldly bondage.
February 17 Friday
When a certain quantity of milk is mixed with double the quantity of water it requires good deal of time and labour to condense it. The mind of a worldly man is diluted with the filthy water of impure thoughts and he has to work long and hard to purify it.
February 18 Saturday
Butter churned early in the morning is the best; that churned after sunrise is not so good. Addressing his young disciples, Master used to say, “You are like butter churned in the early morning; my householder disciples are like butter churned late in the day.
February 19 Sunday
The young bamboo can be bent easily , but the full-grown bamboo breaks when it is bent with force. It is easy to bend the young heart towards God.
February 20 Monday
The love in the heart of a boy is whole and undivided. When he gets married in time, half of his heart or more, is given away to his wife, and when children are born to him, he loses another quarter there off, while the remaining quarter is divided among father, mother, honour, fame, pride, dress and the rest; therefore, he has no love left to offer to God.
February 21 Tuesday
It is the nature of the winnowing basket to reject whatever is light and useless, and whatever is weighty and good. Such is the nature of all pious souls.
February 22 Wednesday
Wherein is the strength of a devotee? He is a child of God, and his devotional tears are his mightiest weapon.
February 23 Thursday
The man whose hair stands on end at the mere mention of the name of God, and from whose eyes flow tears of love – he has indeed reached his last birth.
February 24 Friday
A boat may stay in the water, but water should not stay in the boat. An aspirant may live in the world, but the world should not live within him.
February 25 Saturday
When you are engaged in devotional practices, keep aloof from those who scoff at them, and from those who ridicule the piety and the pious.
February 26 Sunday
If a white cloth is stained even with a small spot, the stain appears very ugly indeed. So the smallest fault of a holy man becomes painfully prominent.
February 27 Monday
Trust not a Sanyasin (ascetic) who practises medicine, uses spells and incantations, receives money and displays his piety with sign boards of elaborate external marks.
February 28 Tuesday
The oyster that contains the precious pearl is of very little value, but it is essential for the growth of the pearl. The shell is of no use after securing the pearl. So, ceremonies and rites may not be necessary for him who has attained the highest truth, namely, God.