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||Aum Sri Ramakrishna Sharanam||
||Aum Namo Narayanaya||
Thai Poosam is the marvel of Hindu Dharma, bringing the community together... breaking down the barriers of social status, where everybody patiently follows the queue to make their offerings and collect their meals or refreshments. When God becomes the central focus and objective, we see harmony, tolerance and love penetrate beyond every person's ego.
They operate with the attitude that they can achieve alone. Swami Vivekananda cut asunder such a foolish notion when He said: "So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every man a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them." No man or organisation can reach the zenith of their ideals without the assistance of others. The second part of Swamiji's statement speaks to this idea that upon the introspection of your successes you will find that it was achieved through the sacrifices of ordinary men and woman.
Swami Vivekananda said to Hari Maharaj: "I have made a new path and opened it to all, up until now it was thought that liberation could only be attained through meditation, repetition of God's name, scriptural discussions and so forth. Now young men and woman will attain liberation by doing the Lord's work. Can't you see that I have laid down my life inch by inch, in fulfilling the mission of the Master, till I am on the verge of death? Can you merely stand looking on and not come to my help relieving me of a part of my great burden?"