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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

2nd October 2014 

People experience pleasure and pain, sorrow and difficulties in this world. When they experience pleasure, they say it is due to their deservedness (prapti). When they undergo difficulties, they attribute it to their destiny. Really speaking, both pleasure and pain are the result of one's own actions (karma). As are the feelings that drive action, so is the result (Yad bhavam tad bhavati). Every human being in this world has to perform some kind of karma. Hence let the actions (karma) performed by people be sacred. The celebration of Dasara is meant to purify the actions performed by the five senses of action and the five senses of perception (dasendriyas). Devi, who is the personification of energy, is the driving force behind all actions. Hence everyone must worship the Trinity of Durga (goddess of energy), Lakshmi (goddess of all kinds of wealth), and Saraswathi (goddess of education and intellect) during this festival of Dasara. (Divine Discourse, 9 Oct,2008)

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