Akshaya Tritiya Puja Mumbai (India)

18 April 1999, Puja Talk: Akshaya Tritiya, Mumbai, India Today is a special day, called as Akshaya Tritiya. Akshaya means something that cannot be destroyed, cannot be changed, that cannot be challenged, and that is the third day of the moon which is tritiya. It is regarded as the best day to decide, to decide to do something or to have some sort of a determination. This determination is such which will never change, which will never [unclear/differ,] which will not have problems. That’s what it means; today is the day, it’s very important, that we should decide as to something which is very, very firm, which will never be faded.      It’s a very important day and that’s why the Indian people, when they want to take up something, some sort of a challenge, some sort of a precedent, then they decide on this day that: I will do this. And this decision will be absolutely indestructible, will never be challenged. It’s a very good day because we have sometimes so many problems, and we want to overcome them.        At that time, when sometimes our weaknesses, sometimes our tendencies try to – after all, we are human beings, so they try to neutralise, or sometimes try to take us away from reality. But once on that day you decide for something good – to do something, to accept something – that should be absolutely, firmly adhered to. It’s a very good day that we should really stick on. So for Read More …

Akshaya Tritiya Puja Talk: Pray and ask for that eternal love of God Pune (India)

[Hindi to English translation] From ancient times, on this auspicious day (Akshay Trutiya), people asked God for many things. For example, many people ask on this day that – God let it rain in Maharashtra so our farms will get good produce. Asking that is okay that farms should get good produce, that it should rain, people should get food. And beyond that? You did not ask for anything eternal. It will rain, and people will get food, but this is not something that is eternal, which cannot be bypassed, and that you will not have to see scarcity again here – nobody can say that. And what happens if it rains? Then they will again do things by which they will displease the Divine, and then again there will be no rainfall. The human mind is such; when asking God, they don’t think why such a situation has come, or what mistake have we committed. Now in Maharashtra, a lot of prosperity came, and sugar factories came up which started producing a lot of sugar. And after that, they started making alcohol. They did not think that by making alcohol, they will make money but they are acting against the Divine. And in this kali yuga…ever since the Kruta-yuga (age of action) has started, now these things will not be tolerated for long… They started making alcohol, in that they brought politics, and caused losses to the poor. Those who grew a lot of sugarcane became crazy – they started saying that Read More …