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To end waste means to be free from defeat.

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To end waste means to be free from defeat.

True Essence of Raksha Bandhan (Part 1)

Bond of Protection

Raksha Bandhan 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.

Tomorrow we will see how our purity is our protection.

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Message for the day 13-08-2019
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To end waste means to be free from defeat.

Expression: It is because of waste that I sometimes experience defeat and sometimes victory. If I am able to finish waste, I am able to finish defeat. Because whatever the situation may be, however challenging it may be, if I am able to finish waste I am able to recognise the benefit that is merged within it and so I am able to experience being constantly victorious.

Experience: When I am able to fill my positive thoughts with the power of determination, I am able to bring all my special thoughts and plans into action immediately. I am able to feel the satisfaction of bringing equality into my thoughts, words and actions. There is no feeling of helplessness, but there is only confidence and courage in doing what I am supposed to do.

In Spiritual Service,
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