Articles by Swami Ritavan Bharati golden_leaf

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Concerning our beloved Swami Veda Bharati

14 July, 2015 @ 6:32 am

On this auspicious day of Monday 14th July 2015, our beloved Swami Veda Bharati passed from his body at 3 am (India time). Please keep his intention in your mind - "Let every person feel loved."

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Vows of a Swami: The Sanyasa Ceremony

22 February, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

Nandi Shraddha (offerings that bring happiness) is performed in preparation for the actual renunciation ceremony. First, the blessings and the presence of all the great sages of the past from whom the true spiritual tradition proceeds are invoked.  Then, as in all the cultures of Asia, honor of one’s ancestors is performed by placing little ritual offerings in their names.  For the sanyasa ceremony, Nandi Shraddha is unique because it is performed for one’s own self.  Atmane namah; one’s own self has died and one commemorates that death of one’s own.  The ceremony one would perform for one's father after he dies, is performed for oneself.  One’s own self has died.

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