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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
Walking on the path depicted in the above photograph in the company of my granddaughter produced the Poem "The Enchanted Forest". Read about it in EYEFUL of SKY.
Here is what one reader said after going through EYEFUL of SKY:
Regarding the beauty of your poems: I felt the meanings rather than just understood them, they drew me into an experience. Lovely words used. I felt drawn into experiences that were often touched with light and spirituality. Sometimes I felt a deep quiet.
Really, I find it hard to say other than this. Randall K."
Dear Swamiji, smiles,
Looks on at his children,
with a glint in his eyes.
Mischief in his gaze.
In the blink of an eye,
he spies our discombobulate
gazes that told it all.
Weight lifting two books,
Swamiji moves from Vasishtha
to a modern story
we all adore.
Still musing, confusing,
tells stories of old.
Ancient words, to us,
like liquid gold drips,
off his tongue.
Love in those words
ancient wisdom stirred.
From Swamiji's heart,
all in that room.
And nature sang in
of love sublime
in Vasishtha song.
To Swami Veda,
From Elizabeth Proctor
Contemplations on the Essence of Sankhya
by Swami Nityamuktananda
Today, Yoga is practiced on many different levels and has, in many respects, become disconnected from its basic philosophical roots. This commentary by Swami Nityamuktananda, is meant to raise aware-ness and allow the growth of a deeper wisdom in all who are serious students of Yoga and Sankhya.
Readings and resources of the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Tradition.