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Accurate psychic readings rely on an old procedure of determining a person's fate based upon the study of numerous universal forces. If you are not 1 of those accurate psychic specialists then you may discover this a bit complex. But the fact is, there may well be a number of thoughts to think about regarding the changing of the zodiac signs. So why do not you read on?

Essentially, this technique has been around for a long time. It had been founded by the Babylonians way prior to Facebook or Twitter ever came to life. Ancient as it is, astrology is both a science and an art which is nevertheless widely practiced today.

Not significantly has really changed. These age-old zodiac signs are still a key factor in helping an accurate psychic determine somebody's luck with love, organization along with the future.

Are you afraid you may no longer be a Capricorn anymore? As it turns out, you don't necessarily have to change your zodiac sign and be an Ophiuchus overnight. Remember that astrologers are different from astronomers and their opinion about these things, ultimately vary.

For instance, an accurate psychic may well picture you out as more of a Capricorn rather than a Sagittarius in terms of your qualities. But you might choose to be referred to as an Ophiuchus with a certain combination of traits from these two zodiac signs.

So what need to you follow to be able to obtain an accurate psychic prediction? Professionals say that you don't necessarily have to adapt the new zodiac signs. You might merely retain your old sign or you might go ahead and change it. It totally depends on you!

That may possibly be just also. Keep in mind that an accurate psychic reading must be considered as a guide. But in the end, we have the capacity to change our fate.
Accurate psychic sessions assists us know the correct choices to make. Psychic predictions may depend on zodiac signs and other supernatural clues, but we should also do our part!

Chris Devonshire-Ellis takes a look at how various Asian countries celebrate their New Year. The complete article can be read on emerging markets blog.

Bhutan - February 3rd/4th
Known as Losar, the Bhutanese New Year is based on the ancient Tibetan Bon religion calendar, which then subsequently influenced the Chinese New Year. The term Losar is the Tibetan word for "new year." Lo holds the semantic field "year, age"; sar holds the semantic field "new, fresh." Losar is the most important holiday in Bhutan and Tibet. Losar is celebrated for 15 days, with main celebrations occurring on the first three days. On the first day of Losar, a beverage called changkol is made from chhaang (a Tibetan cousin of beer). The second day of Losar is known as King's Losar (gyalpo losar). Losar is traditionally preceded by the five-day practice of Vajrakilaya, and often falls on the same day as the Chinese New Year (occasionally with one day or with one lunar month difference). Losar is also celebrated by the Yolmo and Sherpa tribes, although different regions in the country have their own respective new years.

Cambodia - April 13th/14th
Cambodian New Year (Chaul Chnam Thmey in Khmer) literally means "Enter the New Year," and marks the holiday that celebrates the New Year. The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year's Day, which usually falls on April 13th or 14th, and the end of the harvesting season. The farmers enjoy the fruits of their harvest and relax before the rainy season begins. The holiday takes the form of three days of festivities; "Maha Songkran," derived from Sanskrit, is the name of the first day of the New Year celebration--and is the ending of a past year and the beginning of a new one. People dress up, light candles and burn incense sticks at shrines. The members of each family pay homage to offer thanks for the Buddha's teachings by bowing, kneeling and prostrating themselves three times before his image. For good luck, people wash with holy water their face in the morning, their chests at noon, and their feet in the evening before bed. This day is followed by Virak Wanabat, the second day of the New Year celebration. People contribute charity to the less fortunate, help the poor, servants, homeless people, and low-income families. Families attend a dedication ceremony to their ancestors at the monastery.

Tngay Leang Saka is the name of the third day of the New Year celebration. Buddhists cleanse the Buddha statues and elders with perfumed water. The bathing of the Buddha images symbolizes that water will be needed for all kinds of plants and lives. It is also thought to be a kind deed that will bring longevity, good luck, happiness and prosperity in life. By bathing their grandparents and parents, children can obtain from them best wishes and good advice for the future. 2011 is, incidentally, the Year 2555 in the Buddhist Era calendar.

India - (various dates)
Owing to the vast cultural and ethnic diversity of India, New Year's Day is celebrated in different times of the year at different places. Generally, the lunar calendar (the Hindu calendar is also based on the movement of the Moon) has been the base of calculations from ancient times. Most of these celebrations are based on the months in the Hindu lunar calendar.

Rongali Bihu (Also called Bohag Bihu) is celebrated in mid-March. March 15, its celebration marks the first day of Hindu Solar calendar. It is a time of festivities as spring arrives and happiness abounds. It also marks the advent of seeding time.

Ugadi is celebrated as New Year's Day in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The name Ugadi is derived from the name "Yuga Adi," translating to "the beginning of a new age." It is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month Chaitra, which marks the onset of spring. It is believed that Lord Brahma began creation on this day. Houses are given a thorough cleaning, people don new clothes and special dishes are prepared well ahead of the festival.

Gudi Padwa
Gudi Padwa is celebrated as New Year's Day in Maharashtra. It is celebrated on the same day as Ugadi (i.e., the first day of the month Chaitra). Courtyards of rural houses are cleaned and plastered with fresh cow dung. Designs called Rangolis are drawn on doorsteps. People wear new clothes and special dishes are prepared. Lord Brahma is worshipped on this day and the gudi, Brahma's flag (also called Brahmadhvaj), is hoisted in every house as a symbolic representation of Rama's victory over Ravana.
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But mark you,if you give up that spirituality, leaving it aside to go after the materializing civilization of the west,the result will be that in three generation you will be an extinct race; because the back-done of the nation will be broken, the foundation upon which the national edifice has been built will be undermined, and the result will be annihilation all round.

Europe,the center of the manifestation of material energy, will crumble into dust within fifty years,if she is not mindful to change her position,to shift her ground and make spirituality the basis of her. And what will save Europe is the religion of the Upanishads.

Our aristocratic ancestors went on trading the common masses of our country under foot, till they became helpless,till under this torment the poor, poor people nearly forgot that they were human beings. They have been compelled to be merely hewers of wood and drawers of water for centuries, so much so,that they are made to believe that they are born as slaves, born as hewers of wood and drawers of water.

The truths of the Upanishads are before you. Take them up, live up to them, and the salvation of India will be at hand.

Do you feel? Do you feel that millions and millions of the descendants of gods and of sages have become next-door neighbors to brutes? Do you feel that millions are starving today,and millions have been starving for ages? Do you feel that ignorance has come over the land as a dark cloud? Does it make you restless? Does it make you sleepless? Has it gone into your blood,coursing through your veins,becoming consonant with your heartbeats? Has it made you almost mad? Are you seized with that one idea of the misery of ruin, and have you forgotten all about your name, your fame, your wives, your children, your property, even your own bodies? Have you done that? That is the first step to become a patriot,the very first step.
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We must have a hold on the spiritual and secular educations of the nations. Do you understand that... The education that you are getting now has some good points, but it has a tremendous disadvantage which is so great that the good things are all weighed down. In the first place it is not a man-making education. It is merely and entirely a negative educations. A negative education or any training that is based on negation, is worse than death.

India I loved before I came away, now the very dust of India has become holy to me, the very air is now tome holy, it is now the holy land, the place of pilgrimage, the Tirtha.

If you want to become equal with the Englishman of the American, you will have to teach as well as to learn, and you have plenty yet to teach to the world for centuries to come. This has to be done.

The degenerations of India came not because the laws and customs of the ancients were bad, but because they were not allowed to be carried to their legitimate conclusions.

When you have men who are ready to sacrifice their everything for their country, sincere to the backbone - when men arise, India will become great in every respect. It is the men that make the country!

I consider that the great national sin is the neglect of the masses, and that is one of the causes of our downfall. No amount of politics would be of any avail until the masses in India are once more well educated, well fed, and well cared for.

Keep the motto before you: "Elevation of the masses without injuring their religion."

Education, education, education alone! Travelling through many cities of Europe and observing in them the comforts and educations of even the poor people,there was brought to my mind the state of our own poor people' and I used to shed tears.What made the difference ? Education was the answer I got. Through education comes faith in one's own self, and through faith in one's own self the inherent Brahman is waking up in them. While the Brahman in us is gradually becoming dormant.

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Ye are the Children of God, the sharers of immortal bliss, holy and perfect beings. Ye divinities on earth-sinners ? It is a sine to call a man so; it is a standing libel on human nature. Come up, O lions, and shake off the delusion that you are sheep; you are souls immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal; ye are not matter, ye are not bodies; matter is your servant, not you the servant of matter.

He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in God. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.

Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith in god-this is the secret of greatness. If you have faith in the three hundred and thirty millions of your mythological gods, and in all the gods which foreigners have introduced into your midst, and still have no faith in yourselves and stand upon that faith and be strong,

To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. " I will drink the ocean" says the persevering soul; "at my will mountains will crumble up." Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.

This is the great fact: strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery weakness is death.

The world requires a few hundred bold men and women. Practice that boldness which dares know the Truth, which dares show the Truth in life, which does not quake before death, nay, welcomes death, makes a man know that he is the Spirit, that in the whole universe, nothing can kill him. Then you will be free.
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Thus we find that the minds of these ancient Aryan thinkers had begun a new theme. They found out that in the external world no search would give an answer to their question. They might seek in the external world for ages, but there would be no answer to their questions. So they fell back upon this other method; and according to this, they were taught that these desires of the senses, desires for ceremonials and externalities have caused a veil to come between themselves and the truth, and that this cannot be removed by any ceremonial. They had to fall back on their own minds, and analyse the mind to find the truth in themselves.

The outside world failed and they turned back upon the inside world, and then it became the real philosophy of the Vedanta; from here the Vedanta philosophy begins. It is the foundation - stone of Vedanta philosophy. As we go on, we find that all its inquiries are inside.

From the very outset they seemed to declare -- look not for the truth in any religion; it is here in the human soul,the miracle of all miracles -- in the human soul, the emporium of all knowledge, the mine of all existence -- seek here. What is not here cannot be there. And they found out step by step that that which is external is but a dull reflection at best of that which is inside. We shall see how they took, as it were, this old idea of God,the Governor of the universe, who is external to the universe,and first put Him inside the universe. He is not a God outside, but He is inside; and they took Him from there into their own hearts. Here He is,in the heart of man,the Soul of our souls, the Reality in us.
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Shaktas worship Shakti, who is known as the divine Mother, in her many forms that include Kali, Durga, Laxmi, Saraswati, and many others as well. The Shakta form was one of the oldest forms of Hindu religion, and there are evidences even from the Indus valley civilization.

However, with evolution of civilization and the emergence of various doctrines and various other forms of Hindu philosophy emerged. Shaivism and Shakta forms are really inseparable, as is the description of Shiva and Shakti, Sati, Parvati. Vaishanvism has also its connections with the Shakta philosophy as the Goddess Durga herself is called Narayani.

Aum Smarthas have free rein to choose whichever deity they wish to worship. They usually worship five deities, which are known as either pancopasana or panchadevata, as personal form filled manifestations of the impersonal Absolute, Brahman. Smartas accept and worship the six manifestations of God, which are known as Ganesha, Shiva, Shakti, Vishnu, Surya and Skanda. The choice of the nature of God is up to the individual worshiper since the different manifestations of God are held to be equivalent. It is a liberal and eclectic sect.

It is the Smarta view that dominates the view of Hinduism in the west as Smarta belief includes Advaita belief and the first Hindu saint, who significantly brought Hinduism to the west was Swami Vivekananda, an adherent of Advaita. Not till much later, gurus, such as A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and others, brought a Vaishnavite perspective to the west. By contrast with Smarta and Advaita belief, Vaishnavism and Shaivism follows a singular concept of God, or panentheistic monotheism or panentheistic monism.

The medieval Bhakti movement has had a significant impact on the traditional denominations of Pauranic Hinduism, especially on Vaishnavism. The Alvars were Tamil poet saints of south India who lived between the sixth and ninth centuries and espoused emotional devotion, which is known as bhakti, to Visnu-Krishna in their songs of longing, ecstasy and service. Usually twelve Vaishnava saints, who during the early medieval period of Tamil history, helped revive devotional Hinduism through their hymns of worship to Vishnu and his avatars.

The collection of their hymns is known as Divya Prabhandham. The Bhakti literature that sprang from these Alvars has contributed to the establishment and sustenance of a culture that broke away from the ritual oriented Vedic religion and rooted itself in devotion as the only path for salvation. In addition, they helped to make the Tamil religious life independent of a knowledge of Sanskrit. As part of the legacy of the Alvars, five Vaishnava philosophical traditions or sampradayas has developed at the later stages.

A sect of Balinese Hindus flourished on the nearby island of Java until the late sixteenth century, when a vast majority of its adherents converted to Islam. Theologically, it is closer to Saivism than to any other major sects of Hinduism. The term, Agama Hindu Dharma, can also refer to the traditional practices in Kalimantan, Sumatra, Sulawesi, and other places in Indonesia, where people have started to identify and accept their agamas as Hinduism.

Bengal Renaissance, Ayyavazhi, and Contemporary Sant Mat movements were influential during the nineteenth and twentieth century Hindu revivalist organizations include Arya Samaj, Tilak Mission Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Brahmo Samaj, Parisada Hindu Dharma, Prarthana Samaj, Ramakrishna Mission, Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana, Swadhyay Movement, Swaminarayan Sampraday, and Sathya Sai Organisation.
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In the 1970s and 1980s, a new belief system developed that was known as the New Age movement. The basis for this system was a combination of a variety of elements which included alternative medicine, esotericism, religion, and environmentalism. The theory of the indigo child developed around this time as well.

These indigo children were children who were born after the late 1970s and are thought to represent the next stage of human evolution. These youngsters are believed to exhibit a variety of signs of their advanced state, such as psychic abilities or simply a greater degree of creativity and empathy towards others.

The term itself was coined by Nancy Ann Tappe, who claimed that she could see the aura that surrounds every human being. This aura is defined as a field that illuminates colors around all individuals. The color of a person's aura can define the mood they are in or the type of person that they are.

Beginning in the late 1970s, Tappe claimed that she began to notice babies that had an indigo colored aura (thus the name for these children). This aura proved that these children were more advanced than any children that had been born in the past. She further claims that 60% of people aged fourteen to twenty-five are indigo children, while 97% of the children born in the last decade belong to this group.

The characteristics of these children include independent thinking and the ability to tune into other individuals around them. They are wise beyond their years and do not accept conventional ways or authority. Tappe felt that many of these indigo children are being misdiagnosed as having ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Autism, and OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). This is due to the fact that, in her opinion, these indigo children learn better with their hands and through movements.

Critics point out that there is no substantial proof that indigo children exist. The characteristics of these youngsters that are described by Tappe could be used to describe almost anyone, and these critics fear that by claiming that a child is an indigo child may prevent him from getting the help that he may need.

Other critics point out that these children's knowledge about things beyond their years could be the simple result of the television programs that they are watching. Many children's shows today are much more complex and advanced than they were when most of us were growing up. The vocabulary and the content with which they deal with are somewhat "New Age," entwining the plot with magic and a variety of powers and abilities. These youngsters may be copying much of what they learn from these programs.

As far as these children being more advanced and intelligent than youngsters of the past, this can easily be explained as well. Since the 1970s, most children attended preschool prior to entering kindergarten. These children are learning the basics at the age of three or four that we did not learn until we entered regular school.

The belief in indigo children is like any other belief system. While many people do not agree with the concept, others swear by it. It all comes down personal choice and opinion.
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Even in very ancient times the commentators on the Vedanta philosophy formed themselves into the three celebrated Hindu sects of dualists, qualified non - dualists,and non - dualists. The ancient commentaries are perhaps lost; but they have been revived in modern times by the post - buddhistic commentators, Shankara, Ramanuja, and Madhva. Shankara revived the non - dualistic form; Ramanuja, the qualified non - dualistic form of the ancient commentator Bodhayana; and Madhva, the dualistic form.

In India the sects differ mainly in their philsophy; the difference in rituals is slight, the basis of their philosophy and religion being the same. from their interpretations have arisen three systems of philosophy and sects. One is dualistic, or Dvaita; a second is the qualified non - dualistic, or Vishishtadvaita; and a third is the non - dualistic,or Advaita. Of these the dualistic and the qualified non - dualistic include the largest number of the Indian people. The non - dualists are comparatively few in number. Now I will try to lay before you the ideas that are contained in all these three sects; but before going on,I will make one remark -- that these different Vedanta systems have one common psychology,and that is,the psychology of the Sankhya system. The Sankhya psychology is very much like the psychologies of the Nyaya and Vaisheshika systems, differing only in minor particulars.

All the Vedantists agree on three points. They believe in God, in the Vedas as revealed, and in cycles. We have already considered the Vedas. The belief about cycles is as follows:All matter throughout the universe is the outcome of one primal matter called Akasha; and all force, whether gravitation, attraction or repulsion, or life, is the outcome of one primal force called Prana. Prana acting on Akasha is creating or projecting* the universe. At the beginning of a cycle, Akasha is motionless, unmanifested. Then Prana begins to act, more and more, creating grosser and grosser forms out of Akasha -- plants, animals, men, stars, and so on.
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All About New Age

Wherever you go today, there will be some sign of New Age. From books and magazines to music, whole shops dedicated to various paraphernalia and seminars or conventions; every town, every city and a huge part of the internet will have something involving the New Age Movement. But what is it all about? It is not, as some may believe, a religion in itself. There is no common holy scripture, central organisation or membership, in fact followers are encouraged to choose the belief system (some of which will follow in a moment) they are most comfortable with. Many individuals simply take a part of the various beliefs and practices and incorporate them into their lives alongside their existing religious affiliation.

So what are the various fundamental beliefs within this New Age Movement? Some believe that everything in existance stems from one divine source of energy, this is referred to as Monism. In Pantheism, followed by others, the belief is that everything existing is God, and God is everything existing, resulting in the concept of individual divinity - each and every individual is God. Here God is not seen as existing in some heavenly place, or being revealed in sacred scriptures, but he is being sought within the inner self and throughout all of the universe.
Another group follows the belief that God is the entire universe while trascending the universe at the same time, a belief system known as Panentheism. Reincarnation (a repeating cycle of birth, death, rebirth) and Karma (the belief that all deeds within one life will be either rewarded or punished in the next) are linked and both originate from Hinduism.

Most believe in auras and the ability of some individuals to detect and interpret them, thus being able to diagnose the physical, mental and spiritual health of an individual. Many believe that an intense mystical experience, often brought about by hypnosis, guided imagery or meditation, as well as - occasionally - the use of drugs, will result in and enhance a personal transformation leading to the development of psychic powers, the ability to heal and a greater understanding of the universe as a whole. Ecological responsibility is a widespread belief that it is of paramount importance to unite in oder to protect the earth - a living entity, known as Mother Earth, or Gaia.

Practices within New Age are varied and many of them are also practised - or to be precise have been practised long before it's emergence - by many who do not consider themselves to be part of it. These practices include channelling, crystal healing (many believe crystals contain healing energies), meditation, divination (techniques include the use of runes, tarot cards, pendulums and the I ching), astrology, holistic health - for instance homeopathy, reflexology, iridology, aromatherapy, etc - and the human potential movement, a collection of therapies involving individuals or groups using mental or physical methods to help individuals achieve advanced spirituality (methods include Transcendental meditation, primal scream therapy and yoga, among others).
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