Friday, November 09, 2007

Yes! We Are No Religion (Still)

Still attempting to prove that Transcendental Meditation is not a religion, the TM Org will be celebrating and televising three days of Pujas (sacramental offerings) to three important Hindu gods: Dhanvantari, the Avatar who brought Ayur Veda to mankind; Hanuman, the monkey-faced god; and Mahalakshmi, the Hindu goddes of wealth, fortune, and beauty. Good Christians, Jews, and Muslims need not worry about violating their religions' tenets, however. The TM Org thoughtfully labels these rituals Vedic in nature, rather than Hindu — a thin fig leaf that has managed to hide the religious nature of TM for decades.
Three Days of Special Live Puja Broadcasts: Wednesday through Friday In honor of three very auspicious days in the Vedic Calendar there will be special Pujas with Vedic Pandits broadcast live on the Maharishi Channel by satellite and on the Internet.

Dhanvantari Day, Wednesday, Nov 7th 2007. Time: 12:30 PM Central European and 05:30 AM US Central Time. Dhanvantari is the embodiment of Ayurveda, the eternal science of life. On this Day of Dhanvantari the tradition of the complete knowledge of Ayurveda is revived and enlivened in human awareness. On this day the Laws of Nature that support perfect health and immortality are especially lively.

Hanuman Jayanti, Thursday, Nov 8th 2007. Time: 12:30 PM Central European Time and 05:30 US Central Time. On this day the Hanuman quality of Natural Law is most lively, helping to maintain the flow of evolution in an uninterrupted way.

Mahalakshmi, Dipavali, the Festival of Lights, Friday, Nov 9th 2007.

Time: 1:30 PM Central European Time and 06:30 US Central Time. The Day of Mahalakshmi is one of the most important days of the year in the Vedic calendar. Mahalakshmi is that impulse of Creative Intelligence in Nature that is responsible for prosperity, growth, and affluence. On this day that element in Nature whose Creative Intelligence represents all possibilities, prosperity, and fulfillment is most lively.

We will replay each day’s celebration later in the same day. For replay times please check our homepage at:

To view the celebrations on the Internet visit: or

Jai Guru Dev

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