3. Durga Puja or Navaratri-8.

The Mother’s Grace is boundless.

Her mercy is illimitable; Her knowledge infinite; Her power immeasurable; Her glory ineffable; and Her splendour indescribable.

She gives you material prosperity as well as spiritual freedom.

Approach Her with an open heart.

Lay bare your heart to Her with frankness and humility.

Be as simple as a child.

Kill ruthlessly the enemies of egoism, cunningness, selfishness and crookedness.

Make a total, unreserved, and ungrudging self-surrender to Her.

Sing Her praise.

Repeat Her Name.

Worship Her with faith and unflinching devotion.

Perform special worship on the Navaratri days.

Navaratri is the most suitable occasion for doing intense spiritual practices.

These nine days are very sacred to the Divine Mother.

Plunge yourself in Her worship.

Practise intense repetition of the Divine Name, having a regular “quota” of repetitions per day, and the number of hours spent on it.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....

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