I usually just post my snide comment, "Yes, We Are No Religion!" But this is getting embarassing! I wonder if all those kids about to learn Transcendental Meditation in public schools will also get a special deal on TM-powered yagyas?
If you've never heard of a yagya, it is a Hindu ritual in which special mantras are said or thought by a Hindu Brahmin to specific gods to improve the life of the person paying for the ritual.
For instance, want wealth? You can buy a yagya from the TM Org to invoke goddess Lakshmi's grace. Want to remove an obstacle? The elephant-headed god, Ganesh, is your man. Sorrow or lack of spiritual progress? You need serpent-necklaced Shiva.
The TM Movement isn't the only place you can buy a yagya, however. Pretty much any Hindu temple will do one far cheaper. (Here's an interesting Web site selling yagyas.)
At any rate, here's a new email sent to the TM faithful urging them to purchase a yagya on an astrologically propitious date.
Perhaps I should change my comment to, "Yes, We Are No Science"?
Monday, April 27, 2009
Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most auspicious days in the Vedic calendar to start new initiatives and undertakings. It happens once a year about this time.
Jai Guru Dev
Akshaya Tritiya to Bring Lasting Achievements
Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most important days in the Vedic Calendar. On this day, Surya, the sun, and Chandra, the moon, are both exalted. They are the most prominent of all the nine Grahas (planets) and only at this time of the year are they both simultaneously in the state of exaltation, which means the state of greatest brilliance. According to the Vedic texts, this was the day when the ancient Rishis (sages) performed the first Yagya in the history of mankind. This event also marked the beginning of a time, when people lived happily in tune with Natural Law. The special quality of this day is expressed in the word ‘Akshaya’ which means ‘undecaying’ or ‘everlasting’. Maharishi Yagyas performed on this day take advantage of this quality of time. By nourishing any specific Law of Nature through Maharishi Yagya performances, one gains increased support of Nature to help achieve the following desires in a more lasting way:
* To increase wealth
* Removal of resistances and troubles for happiness and health in life and promotion of positive support
* For gaining knowledge
* To increase harmony in married life
* Promoting good fortune; elimination of obstacles and promotion of supportive influence on the basis of the Kundali
* For promoting peace of mind
* To promote spiritual progress
* Support in court case
* For laying a foundation stone; positive influence for a new home; moving into a new home; ground breaking ceremony
Live Internet broadcast: Global Country of World Peace to celebrate Day of Lasting Achievements, Monday 27 April
Global Good News 26 April 2009
On Monday 27 April 2009, the Global Country of World Peace celebrates the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, the Day of Lasting Achievements in the Vedic Calendar.
The grand, global celebration will be broadcast live via Internet on the Maharishi Channel, Channel 3.
The celebration will be held at the International Capital of the Global Country of World Peace in MERU, Netherlands; and will also feature special Vedic recitation performances by Maharishi Vedic Pandits at the Global Capital of World Peace in theBrahma-Sthan (geographical centre) of India.
Live broadcast schedule, Monday 27 April:
The broadcast will begin at 3:15 p.m. Central Europe Time (8:15 a.m. US Central Time).
For schedule updates and replays, please visit: Maharishi Channel schedule.
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