Sahadev Blog

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Solitaire

My mom used to like to occasionally play solitaire on her computer during the years after my dad had passed away. There are lots of solitaire card games out there, but she liked the...

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Birthdays and Deathdays

Is that a new word? Who ever heard of a deathday? It was my brother’s birthday this week. It’s been two years now since he went to Heaven. We were very close. I’ve been feeling the...

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Festival of Lights

Deepavali is the annual Festival of Lights. People light many little wick lamps and celebrate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. The highlight this week was the Deepavali...

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Where Is God?

The sanctuary attached to the main lecture hall has a large (5 feet tall) black granite deity statue inside. Outside, there is a spire that indicates to everyone where the sanctuary is. Elaborate daily...

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As the Leaves Fall, I Let Go

There’s a beautiful song by Kathy Zavada about letting go . . . “As the leaves fall, I let go.  Let go, let God. As the wind blows, I let go. Let go, let...

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The Butterfly Effect

Have you heard of the “Butterfly Effect“?  The poor butterfly is blamed for contributing to the formation of hurricanes, etc. The purpose of the theory was actually to explain why weather patterns are impossible...

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Loving Nature

I’ve been taking more nature photos lately. The responses that these photos inspire when I show them to people are so beautiful. It’s like all their troubles are forgotten in an instant. They experience...

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Meeting Mother Teresa 1994

Honestly, I wasn’t so interested in going to India. I was quite happy to stay in the US to practice yoga, study, chant and meditate. Nonetheless, Sant Keshavadas, the guru who gave me the name...

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Grace Happens . . .

Remember the road trip I was on which led me to the door of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam? I had flown to Chicago to meet friends and family after my brother suddenly went to heaven,...

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Prequel ~ How did I end up at Mount Shasta? 1994

As I have been recently marveling at how I ended up in Pennsylvania (described in my previous email), I realized that how I ended up at Mount Shasta is also pretty wondrous. In brief,...

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A day in the life . . .

Last week the head Swami here flew to Chicago to offer a program and was returning to the airport at Newark, NJ, about 1-1/2 hrs away from here. His “right hand man” (Rajubhai) who...

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Grace Is As Grace Does

I got a text message from Evelyn, who I’ve met a few times in Mount Shasta, but who is presently in New Jersey. She asked me if I’d be going to see Ammachi in...

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Still Marveling At How I Got Here

  They say, “When one door closes, another one opens.” All my life, I have been close to my parents and brother. We never missed a Christmas together all through the years, all four...

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Life Is Full of Small Miracles

I had decided not to bring my harmonium to Pennsylvania this year since I noticed last year that there was a nice looking harmonium right there in the Temple that I could use for...