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Celebrating Raksha Bandhan With True Divinity (Part 1)

Raksha Bandhan (August 30th) is a festival celebrated between sisters and brothers, a bond of purity and protection.

➤The rituals followed earlier were different from today. Earlier every family had a priest, who was invited home for prayers and purification of vibrations. The priest would tie a sacred thread on everyone's wrist.

➔This sacred thread was a thread of pledge. Each family member would promise to live a life of right actions. Gradually the ritual began to change - young girls in the family tied the sacred thread and then it changed to sisters tying the thread to their brothers.

➤If a brother is a child, can he protect his sister? Can a brother always be around his sister for her protection? Is it only a sister who needs protection, not brothers? Does the festival teach only physical protection or is there a deeper learning?

➔Every festival and ritual we perform conveys a meaning. The ritual is a symbolic representation of what we the souls need to follow to lead a happy and healthy life.

➤Raksha Bandhan is more than tying a rakhi and brother protecting the sister. The festival reminds us of the direct connection between Purity and Protection.

(To be continued tomorrow...)

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Message for Today

"The ones who work towards perfection naturally inspire perfection in others"

"The ones who work towards perfection naturally inspire perfection in others"

ExpressionAll life's situations are lessons for bringing about progress, for the one who is committed towards perfection. Such a person never expects others to be perfect, knowing that every human being has his own weaknesses. He is instead able to accommodate others' weaknesses. He only inspires others to bring about transformation and work towards perfection.

ExperienceWhen I am constantly working towards bringing perfection within myself, I am able to take everything that happens to me in a positive way, as a chance for bringing about self-progress. Also I am able to keep myself positive seeing only the goodness in the other individual and encouraging it. So I am able to enjoy each moment of my life.

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