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PS – I know thread of same topic already exists but I want everyone to read this article pl don’t vd as repost or whatever. In exchange you can vd any of my other threads 🙏🏻

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Vijay Dashami, which takes place on the tenth day after the nine nights of Devi worship, symbolises victory of good over evil, of dharma over adharma. For that victory, we need God’s grace.

To bring God’s grace into our lives, we need to awaken the attitude of taking only what we need and giving back to society. If we fail to do that, no matter how much we may gain materially, the balance sheet of our life will show nothing but a huge loss. In the end, we will leave the body full of sorrow and disappointment. So, we must awaken the attitude of seeing God in all and compassionately serving others.

For example, once a mother went to the supermarket to buy groceries with her son and daughter. To keep them preoccupied, she gave them both a few rupees to be used however they liked. In this way, the mother knew they would keep busy and she would be able to do the household shopping in peace. The son immediately bought a chocolate bar and quickly sat down to eat it. The daughter thought for a bit and then bought a sapling to plant at home and a packet of biscuits. She then sat down next to her brother, who had already finished his chocolate bar, and shared her biscuits with him. The brother not only ate the biscuits his sister gave him but grabbed her share as well. Here, the daughter did her part for Nature, took care of her own needs, and fulfilled her duty towards her sibling too. This is the right attitude. However, currently most of us are living like the brother; all we know is how to take. We must think carefully and decide what we should do with this precious human birth with which we have been blessed.

During Navaratri, we are not only worshipping Devi but also all the insentient objects in the universe, viewing them all as divine. Stones, wood, pots, the plough, knives – even weapons – are reverently placed for worship. In fact, we should always maintain this outlook of viewing everything as divine. If we can do so, we will never be plagued by strife, war and other forms of violence – not even by epidemics. In God’s creation, everything has a beneficial purpose. It is when we misuse objects that they bring destruction. For example, nuclear power can be used to help society by efficiently generating electricity. However, it can also be used to destroy entire nations. The freedom of choice – to engage in service or destruction – lies in each of our hands.

In order for all living beings to be able to coexist peacefully and for the world to progress in a healthy manner, it is crucial that each of us invoke and awaken the principle Vishvamatrtvam, Universal Motherhood. The awakening of that universal love, compassion and selflessness is the true meaning of Navaratri and Vijay Dashami. Love is the only lasting and imperishable power. Just as a mother looks after her children, may we be able to love Nature and each other, and forgive and forget their faults. May that patience and motherhood awaken in all of you and may that love flow out equally to everyone.

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Stay strong @Sigma999, hope you’re fine. Happy Dussehra.

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Author ✍️ is Mata Amritanandamayi… i have seen her few times in 📰 but never heard her discourses / sermons. Any experience?

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pingpong wrote:

Author ✍️ is Mata Amritanandamayi… i have seen her few times in 📰 but never heard her discourses / sermons. Any experience?

Lovely message bhai. 🙂🙂🙂 No idea about her sermon. 🙂🙏🙏🙏

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bikidas2060 wrote:

Lovely message bhai. 🙂🙂🙂 No idea about her sermon. 🙂🙏🙏🙏

Thanks bro. Earlier @Sigma999 and you are used to initiate threads on major festivals. Now unfortunately both of you have chosen to take a break from the same. Miss those threads with all those meticulous details 🙏🏻

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Thanks bro. Earlier @Sigma999 and you are used to initiate threads on major festivals. Now unfortunately both of you have chosen to take a break from the same. Miss those threads with all those meticulous details 🙏🏻

Festivals will be there as long as we are there. Some of us will fall back in some time but crowd will move forward. Festivals will keep coming and children of our world will keep getting entranced by em. When I was a kid, I would wait for an entire year for Diwali. How can a stupid kid will know the importance of air pollution etc!!! I would read about them in science mags n feel guilty. But I always waited eagerly for an entire year just for one day. When I was a little kid, we did not have much. My parents, my sisters never made me feel to lack for something. We would celebrate this festival in a glorious way. Our lives changed shortly after I turned 1 year old. I don’t remember much. I remember spotting kelitons (I called skeletons as kelitons 😂) in Vikram Vetal stories published in Chandamama while seating on lap of my sister’s friends. I remember one incident. The firecracker was set upon a long thin joot stick (we call them kaunria kathi(stick)). It was suppose to spin but it chose to explode. It was fun for me. Haha. Do you remember little roll caps firecrackers that we used to crack, when we were kids?
https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/718960/medium/8022042kits-toy-gun-roll-cap-1000x1000.jpg?1634378922
Source: https://www.indiamart.com/proddetail/crackers-k...
My father would buy me and my sister little toy guns.
https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/718961/medium/80220421634378926_0.jpg?1634378927
Source: https://www.amazon.com/Ja-Ru-LiL-Shot-Gunb-1-Si...
Our guns were not that nice as shown in the images but it did its job. You won’t believe, I used to cover my hands with a big towel and plugged my ears with cotton plugs (makeshift plugs made of surgical cotton balls). I was so afraid of the little fire and smoke it produced after pressing the trigger. Haha. I would wait the entire year for this day. And I would miss the major part of this day by hiding in the house as I was afraid of loud firecrackers.

When I was a kid, I didn’t know much about Navratri. My parents brought books published by Gita Press, obviously Odia translations, Urjana and Yug Shakti Gayatri. I would sit and read them. I read my first Ramayana, Odia translation, when I was 4-5 years old. When priests came to do pujas and Shraddhas, I would surprise them by rectifying their mistakes and adding some backstories. In Odisha we mostly celebrated Mahalaya, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashmi. We would go out and eat Chats and Gupchups. So, we ate onions and garlic. When I grew up, my sisters started observing Navratris. I was/am/will remain more of a Diwali celebrator. But maybe I really loved/love this festive seasons. Because after Summer holidays, rain came. And half yearly exams came. This festive season gave a bit of breather. I finally got chance to read my favorite science books. It was a good time. When I was 9 years old, Super Cyclone ravaged Odisha. That year we did not celebrate much. Everything was becoming nice. Odisha was finally becoming a developed state. Then cyclone came. Everything was ruined, bro. There was nothing to eat, drink. People peed/defecated inside their homes. There were dead bodies everywhere. My favorite magazines, which were distributed along with our local news daily The Sambad, were discontinued.😥😥😥 Well, things became a bit slow. Life goes on.
Here I am. In my observation kids enjoy the most. 🙂🙂🙂🙂

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bikidas2060 wrote:

Festivals will be there as long as we are there. Some of us will fall back in some time but crowd will move forward. Festivals will keep coming and children of our world will keep getting entranced by em. When I was a kid, I would wait for an entire year for Diwali. How can a stupid kid will know the importance of air pollution etc!!! I would read about them in science mags n feel guilty. But I always waited eagerly for an entire year just for one day. When I was a little kid, we did not have much. My parents, my sisters never made me feel to lack for something. We would celebrate this festival in a glorious way. Our lives changed shortly after I turned 1 year old. I don’t remember much. I remember spotting kelitons (I called skeletons as kelitons 😂) in Vikram Vetal stories published in Chandamama while seating on lap of my sister’s friends. I remember one incident. The firecracker was set upon a long thin joot stick (we call them kaunria kathi(stick)). It was suppose to spin but it chose to explode. It was fun for me. Haha. Do you remember little roll caps firecrackers that we used to crack, when we were kids?
https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/718960/medium/8022042kits-toy-gun-roll-cap-1000x1000.jpg?1634378922
Source: https://www.indiamart.com/proddetail/crackers-k...
My father would buy me and my sister little toy guns.
https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/718961/medium/80220421634378926_0.jpg?1634378927
Source: https://www.amazon.com/Ja-Ru-LiL-Shot-Gunb-1-Si...
Our guns were not that nice as shown in the images but it did its job. You won’t believe, I used to cover my hands with a big towel and plugged my ears with cotton plugs (makeshift plugs made of surgical cotton balls). I was so afraid of the little fire and smoke it produced after pressing the trigger. Haha. I would wait the entire year for this day. And I would miss the major part of this day by hiding in the house as I was afraid of loud firecrackers.

When I was a kid, I didn’t know much about Navratri. My parents brought books published by Gita Press, obviously Odia translations, Urjana and Yug Shakti Gayatri. I would sit and read them. I read my first Ramayana, Odia translation, when I was 4-5 years old. When priests came to do pujas and Shraddhas, I would surprise them by rectifying their mistakes and adding some backstories. In Odisha we mostly celebrated Mahalaya, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashmi. We would go out and eat Chats and Gupchups. So, we ate onions and garlic. When I grew up, my sisters started observing Navratris. I was/am/will remain more of a Diwali celebrator. But maybe I really loved/love this festive seasons. Because after Summer holidays, rain came. And half yearly exams came. This festive season gave a bit of breather. I finally got chance to read my favorite science books. It was a good time. When I was 9 years old, Super Cyclone ravaged Odisha. That year we did not celebrate much. Everything was becoming nice. Odisha was finally becoming a developed state. Then cyclone came. Everything was ruined, bro. There was nothing to eat, drink. People peed/defecated inside their homes. There were dead bodies everywhere. My favorite magazines, which were distributed along with our local news daily The Sambad, were discontinued.😥😥😥 Well, things became a bit slow. Life goes on.
Here I am. In my observation kids enjoy the most. 🙂🙂🙂🙂

Yes who can forget that ammunition bro. And agreed the guns were made of cheap quality steel which would rust as 🔜 as we used them the first time 😁
Crazy life and all these experiences it offers us. For me so many memories of childhood feel like a distant dream. Like a pichla janm – past birth. Time moves so fast 💨 and so slow at the same time. One of Life’s biggest paradoxes this. ⏳

Thanks for sharing experiences bro. I look fwd to ur writing. Nowadays nearly everyone writes and nearly everyone is a photographer 📷 But most i disregard urs it has a certain innocence in it. That’s why I don’t need much newspaper especially Bombay Times Pune Times etc I skip totally. All bullcrap in name of news 😂
Chalo take care and hope the next festive thread is from you no offence to @bumblefoot bro 😀

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Yes who can forget that ammunition bro. And agreed the guns were made of cheap quality steel which would rust as 🔜 as we used them the first time 😁
Crazy life and all these experiences it offers us. For me so many memories of childhood feel like a distant dream. Like a pichla janm – past birth. Time moves so fast 💨 and so slow at the same time. One of Life’s biggest paradoxes this. ⏳

Thanks for sharing experiences bro. I look fwd to ur writing. Nowadays nearly everyone writes and nearly everyone is a photographer 📷 But most i disregard urs it has a certain innocence in it. That’s why I don’t need much newspaper especially Bombay Times Pune Times etc I skip totally. All bullcrap in name of news 😂
Chalo take care and hope the next festive thread is from you no offence to @bumblefoot bro 😀

Sure bhai. 🙂🙂

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Ots14 wrote:

Vu, hope @Sigma999 is doing good 🙂

Today I’m remembering him lots bro.
May joy and peace be with him 🙏🏻

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