|AHYMSIN NEWSLETTER, ISSUE - January 2019|
Mauni Amavasya 4th February
by Carolyn Hume
You are invited to observe Mauni Amavasya (Silence Day) on 4th February 2019. This is a practice Swami Veda Bharati encouraged us to undertake. Mauni Amavasya is an annual event, and in 2019, it will be on 4th February.
Swami ji wrote:
In 2020, Mauni Amavasya will be 24th January.
Motto for All Future Silence Days
Swami Veda gave this as the motto for all future silence days:
Eat only when you are fasting
The second Sanskrit sutra here is left untranslated to keep it secret. Those who are true practitioners will find out and learn.
Many sadhakas say: I am anyway silent most of the day.
Silence is silence when you have the intention, make the sankalpa, to keep a spiritual silence and then your mind is filled with spiritual contemplation and mantra, whether sitting, eating, bathing, lying down or running.
Mauni Amavasya Silence Retreats
Mauni Amavasya Silence Retreats guided by Swami Radha Bharati take place 26th January - 4th February and/or 4th - 13th February 2019 at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), Rishikesh, India. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about Silence
If you would like to read some of Swami ji’s writings about silence, please click on title:
These videos of Swami Veda can be watched online:
The book The Song of Silence: Subtleties in Sadhana by Swami Veda Bharati is available for purchase through The Meditation Center’s online bookstore, which ships nationally and internationally.