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A Calendar that Unifies – Questions and answers on reforming the Hindu Calendar

Q. I have before me a letter written by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1953 to the Calendar Reform Committee. He wrote, ‘Now that we have attained independence, it is obviously desirable that there should be a certain uniformity in the calendar for our civic, social and other purposes and this should be based on a scientific approach to the problem…’ It’s been many years since this message was written, nothing has happened. What is your interest in bringing up this issue again?
A. It is not exactly that nothing happened. That Committee did indeed agree on a calendar for the nation; but in what concerns ‘other purposes’ the result was unfortunate. In the same letter Pandit Nehru remarks that there are some 30 calendars in use and that this causes a certain confusion. It was made worse confounded by the fact that there is no agreement on the actual starting point of the calendar year among Hindus, unlike for civic purposes with the government having adopted the calendar in use throughout the world. Continue reading ‘A Calendar that Unifies – Questions and answers on reforming the Hindu Calendar’

Spirit & Matter, Time & Consciousness

Matter Energy

‘There are two poles of universal being. One is Spirit, the other is Matter. The essence of both is Consciousness in different states of vibration. In the Spiritual pole there is complete fusion of Time and Consciousness which we experience as Timelessness, or undifferentiated Time. Continue reading ‘Spirit & Matter, Time & Consciousness’