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For some reason, this saint isn't able to access our web site.
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Here's what he wrote:


As you might like to know, it's the greatest occasion of Dashan festival. So we all want to extend our best wishes for your happiest and successful life.

A most important time for rest -- inner rest and outer rest...

And it's the time to light the candles of wisdom and Shakti and avoid all the darkness which is weakening our life for ages.

So let's pray to Goddess to bless our family members, friends ,our society and our country.


CM Yogi

Namaste dearest CM

Namaste dearest CM Yogi,

many many thanks for your best wishes to all of us which we return to all of you, TO ALL OF YOU WITH ALL OUR LOVE.
It's always a pleasure to hear from you, you are a divine blessing and doing divine seva to our beloved Father of Universe.

May we indeed feel peace and work together to establish peace in the light of true wisdom !

God bless you

P.S. I did look up on Wikipedia the Dashain Festival, here is what I found, maybe someone is interested.
One question dearest Yogi, can this Festival be compared to the Dasara Festival ? it seems too much of a coincidence, but I'm not sufficiently informed about the many divine festivals you have the honour and joy to celebrate.

Well, here's Wikipedia:

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Dashain (दशैं) is the 15-day national festival of Nepal. The festival falls around September-October, after the rice harvest. This festival is known for emphasis on family gatherings, as well as on a renewal of community ties. People will return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together.

The festival is a blend of Hindu Tantrik and animistic harvest festival traditions. On the first day, called Ghatasthapana, the "Dashain Ghar", or special worship room, is set up. This room is used to worship the astha-matrikas (the 8 tantrik goddesses) as well as the nava durgas (the 9 durga goddesses), to whom the festival is consecrated. Married women will say the mantras for the next fifteen days, and guard the goddesses. Barley is sowed in big earthern pots. These seeds will sprout in ten days. The sprouts, which symbolize a good harvest, will be decoratively placed on the heads of family members later on in the festival as a blessing.

On the seventh day, Fulpaati, the town of Gorkha sends an offering of flowers to the King of Nepal. A band associated with the army also plays its music and goes through the old core of Kathmandu.

The eighth day, Asthami, is the day of sacrifices. Goddess temples all over the Kathmandu Valley receive sacrifices, ranging from goats and buffaloes to ducks and chickens. Blood, symbolic for its fertility, is offered to the goddesses. This meat is taken home and cooked as "prasad", or food blest by divinity. This food is offered, in tiny leaf plates, to the household gods, then distributed amongst the family. Eating this food is thought to be auspicious.

Sacrifices continue on Navami, the ninth day. Families will visit various temples around the Kathmandu Valley. On the tenth day, "Dashami," a mixture of rice, yogurt and vermillion will be prepared by the women. This preparation is known as "tika". Elders put this on the forehead of younger relatives to bless them with fertility and abundance in the upcoming year. The red also symbolizes the blood that ties the family together. Elders will give "dakshina", or a small amount of money, to younger relatives at this time. The tika continues for five days, during which time people also gather to play cards around massive amounts of food and drink.

In several parts of Nepal, Dashain is the only time of the year when people receive a set of new clothing. Likewise, in poorer families, the animal sacrifice was eagerly anticipated since it might be the only animal protein the family would eat all year. This may be true in certain parts of Nepal where food is in low supply, but is less so in the cities. In general, the tradition of sacrifice is lessening with the easy availability of meat for daily consumption, and with the influences of Vaishnav Hindus (who are vegetarian).

In recent times, Dashain has become commercialized, with industries sponsoring events around the festival to sell goods.

For some reason, your

For some reason, your magnificent response to C. M. Yogi does not show on the community page. I am testing to see if this comment does, because I want there to be some way that people can find your comment. It is truly wonderful.

God bless you!
With love, Gloria

Dear Berit, Thank you for

Dear Berit,

Thank you for enlightening us with the Wikipedia explanation of the Dashain Festival!

It surely is a wonderful tradition that not only lasts a day, but covers 15 days! It is like our Thanksgiving, Christmas and Chinese New Year combined, where gratitude for the harvest, family and community ties are being honoured, where spiritual beings are being worshiped, where giving and receiving is being conducted, where food and drinks are being consumed and shared and merriment takes place.

We could learn from such festival where gratitude, celebration, worship, union, renewal, spreading of light, love and peace, all come together.

Best wishes to you too,

Dear C.M. Yogi, Thank you

Dear C.M. Yogi,

Thank you for reminding us of the Dashain festival and for the good wishes that you impart. This is a beautiful and rich tradition, something we have lost in the western world.

Your prayers will be heard for light in wisdom, for inner and outer peace and for all encompassing love: for you, the family members, the children in your care, your country and all of us and our countries!

You are love, peace and service and I greatly honour you.