OCTOBER 2015 CALENDAR

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Quotations from Swami Ramdas

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Date: 27 September 2015

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WE ARE GIVING 31 BEAUTIFUL QUOTATIONS FROM SWAMI RAMDAS’ (1922-1963) WRITINGS. HE FOUNDED ANANDASHRAM NEAR KANHANKADU IN NORTH KERALA.

Every month Quotations from Hindu sources are given in the Good Thoughts Calendar.

Important Days:

OCTOBER 2 GANDHI JAYANTHI 8 and  23 EKADASI 12 MAHALAYA AMAVASAI/NEW MOON,13 NAVARATRI BEGINS,21 SARASWATHI PUJA,22 VIJAYA DASAMI,24 MOHURAM, 27 PURNIMA /FULL MOON.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS: 19,22, 25, 26.

Jammu, aUGUST 27 An artist dressed up as Shri Krishna dance during shoba yatra on the eve of Janmashtami in Jammu city on Tuesday. Photo by Vishal Dutta

Jammu, Janmashtami

October 1 Thursday

Let life be like a flower – born in full bloom and given away utterly – petals, scent and all to the gardener who brought it into existence.

October 2 Friday

God works in His own mysterious ways and, wherever we turn, His hand is visible.

October 3 Saturday

You cannot dislike people and expect God’s grace to come to you.

October 4 Sunday

Contentment is a gift of God which we get through faith in and submission to Him.

October 5 Monday

To soothe the aching heart, to infuse courage into the drooping spirit, to bring upon smile the face pale with woe, to assuage sorrow by loving word are the works of a God-lover.

amman lakshana

October 6 Tuesday

A saint is a real redeemer and a saviour of the fallen soul, for a saint is God himself manifest in flesh and blood.

October 7 Wednesday

Let the flame of life burn with the splendour that heals, uplifts and serves humanity.

October 8 Thursday

Universal love is not a thing to believed or not believed. He who possesses a universal vision spontaneously lives it.

October 9 Friday

Be a blazing flame of Truth, be a bounteous blossom of love and be a soothing balm of peace.

October 10 Saturday

We want a religion that knits man to man, irrespective of any apparent distinctions, into a common community on earth.

baktas

October 11 Sunday

Love makes life gentle, soft and sweet. Love is the crown of spiritual experience. Love embodies the highest realization of Godhead.

October 12 Monday

It is not philosophy, however high soothing, that can really sweeten life. It is simple love and joy that elevates, ennobles and liberates it.

October 13 Tuesday

Peace dawns in the soul when the tumult of passion ceases.

October 14 Wednesday

Every blade of grass, plant and tree says: “Give your all like us and make world’s life beautiful”.

October 15 Thursday

The sea speaks incessantly: “Thy heart be like my billows – Rise and fall with love and compassion.”

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Picture of Bhakta Meera

October 16 Friday

Love fills the heaven above and the earth below. Love alone survives and all passes away.

October 17 Saturday

Let your eyes look with kindliness, your tongue speaks with mildness and your hand touch with softness.

October 18 Sunday

The secret of true joy lies in self-sacrifice and not in self-seeking.

October 19 Monday

When thy heart glistens with purity and peace,

That is the Temple of Lord.

October 20 Tuesday

Life is a beautiful gift of God. It is intended to be placed at His feet like a dedicated flower.

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Hindu Yogi from Cambodia, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

October 21 Wednesday

You are neither a weak, nor a puny, nor a faulty creature, but you are the radiant child of a resplendent Mother whose song of power and victor resounds through worlds and space.

October 22 Thursday

The whole world is good to us if we are good.

October 23 Friday

Worshipping brass images and conceiving hatred for men is not devotion.

October 24 Saturday

To suffer calmly, act nobly and live peacefully is the purpose of life.

October 25 Sunday

Do repeat the Mantra constantly. It is the seed of everlasting peace.

kanchi river bank

Kanchi Shankaracharya (1894-1994); one of the greatest saints of our time.

October 26 Monday

Life is immortal. Life is glorious. Life is a positive expression of the Divine. Know that this is the truth about your life.

October 27 Tuesday

Love travels quicker than thought – it is invisible, mystic touch.

October 28 Wednesday

Life is sweet when it is spent in the service of saints.

October 29 Thursday

Guru and God are one. Guru is who he satisfies the spiritual hunger of the aspirant.

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Tumburu and Narada with their musical instruments.

October 30 Friday

God realisation is nothing but the manifestation of one’s own divinity.

October 31 Saturday

We want a religion which brings love and joy to the heart, and light and wisdom to the head.

–Subham–