Season of Light

Achariya Fritz Kramer
Speaks on: "SEASON OF LIGHT"
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 11:00am

This week, sparkling lights will be hung from the Temple to honor our entrance into the season of holy days. Let this beautiful adornment outside serve as an invitation to come inside from the cold and begin to meditate upon this divine Season of Light. We will join together this Sunday to consider the role of our holiday preparations. Over the following weeks we will not only deck our halls, but lift our hearts and minds to the purest ideals of the Absolute. Following the service, please join us for our annual tree-trimming, as we beautify our Temple, and embrace that holiday spirit. —Acharya Fritz

 From the Gurus and Swamis:  AUM

"All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark. Know that there is no darkness around us. Take the hands away and there is the light which was from the beginning."

—Swami Vivekananda


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"God himself is the Cosmic Light. The worship of the sun has been called a pagan custom but do not all churches have lights on their altars? Throughout time, man has worshiped light as a symbol of illumination, the ray of divinity which seeks to shine forth within each and every one of us."

—Swami Premananda 


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"Each year at Christmastime there are stronger than usual vibration of Christ-love and joy that emanate to earth from the heavenly realms. The ether becomes filled with the Infinite Light...Those persons who are in tune through devotion and deep meditation feel in a wondrously tangible way the transforming vibrations of the omnipresent consciousness."

—Swami Yogananda


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Noble Thoughts: ("Let Noble Thoughts come to us from all sides." —Rigveda)


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"Again the light blazes for me.
Again I see the light clearly.
Again it opens the skies;
again it drives away the night.
Again it reveals everything."

—Simeon "The New Theologian"

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"Light again and the one who brings light!
Change the way you live!"

—Rumi, "The Essential Rumi," translated by Coleman Barks


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"Seeing into darkness is clarity.
Knowing how to yield is strength.
Use your own light
and return to the source of light.
This is called practicing eternity."

—Lao-tzu, "Tao Te Ching," translated by Stephen Mitchell