HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 27.2.1.1

 


27- Vaikunta Ekadashi-2.1.1

1. Benefits of Fasting-1.


 Nowadays, many educated people do not observe fasting on this sacred day.

This is due to the impact of the dark, vicious, materialistic forces.

When the intellect develops a little, people begin to enter into arguments and unnecessary discussions.

Intellect is a hindrance on the spiritual path.

They who have not developed the heart but who have developed their intellect begin to doubt and question at every step.

They are led astray.

They want a “why” and a “how” for everything.

They want “scientific” explanations for all phenomena.


    God is beyond proofs and presumptions.

One has to approach religion and the scriptures with great faith, reverence and purity of heart.

Then only are the secrets of religion revealed unto him like the apple in the palm of one’s hand.

Does anybody ask his mother to prove who is his father?

Swami Sivananda
 To be continued  .....


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