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What Christmas Means to me - Sri Swami Sivananda

Dear All,

Good evening to all of you and have a divine blessed "Merry Christmas and Love filled "Happy New Year"
 
Every year, millions of people all over the world celebrate the Holy Christmas. There are festivities and joyous celebrations, a lot of merry-making. People rejoice that Lord Jesus took birth in our midst about two thousand years ago.

It is certainly an event over which all humanity ought to be proud and jubilant. But it is essential, too, to realise that Lord Jesus had a message to deliver. He laid with his own life and blood, a path for mankind to tread. It is essential that mankind should, in the midst of the joyous celebration of the Holy Event of the Birth of Jesus, reflect on  the glorious life of the Lord over His Message. For, in it lies the key to world peace and brotherhood.

May God bless you! May the blessings of Lord Jesus be upon you all.

----Swami Sivananda
 
                         WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME - Sri Swami Sivananda
 
Combining as it does, the joy of life and the Spirit of God, the festival of Christmas comes year after the approaching herald of a new year, with its sweet message and silent shifting of our attention, more and yet more to the spiritual pursuits in which alone consist man's real peace, true progress, and everlasting glory.

Whether it was Jane Taylor or Watts who affirmed, "Lord, I ascribe it to Thy grace, and not to chance, as others do, that I was born of Christian race" it is no expression of any spirit of fanaticism but a humble acknowledgment of the excellent benefits that the genuine Christian way and style of life confers upon one; it is an eloquent tribute to the First Christmas divinely celebrated in the Christ’s crib one thousand, nine hundred and fifty-six years ago, a tribute paid by one who has reaped in experience the life-making fruits of the seeds sown by the birth of Christ.

 

Besides that elevation of sentiments that inspiration for the inmost spirit in man, that gladness of heart for all, Happy Christmas renews and revivifies in us splendid spiritual values, unyielding spirit of courage, hope, service and sacrifice, a wider and more profound meaning of life to live by. Nothing but a complete volume of weighty writing becomes necessary for any satisfactory narration of the Great Meaning that Christmas has always held for each of us. May this Christmas bring to  everyman on earth,
immense happiness, persisting peace, a new strength, a long life of service, love, sacrifice and spiritual progress!

Regards & Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan:
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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Comment by Eva Libre on December 25, 2010 at 10:37pm

Merry Christmas



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