Yoga in New York

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The world didn't end yet and the new year has dawned, the old has set and already settled back into the past so what choice have we but to go on? This might be a good time to reassess and recommit to those things we have found most important while squeezing out those tendencies that work to our detriment. We know precisely what these two poles are.

The Mayan calender coming to an end may mean only that Maya itself, the physical manifestation, has ended leaving only a spiritual essence left to slough off the twin samskaras of desire and regret the way the incorporeal emerges from the corporeal until only peace is left.

Thanks - Thanks - Thanks
In this wonderful beginning of Year 2013 we are preparing for a flow of activities. We already started with an Akhanda Kiirtan the first Sunday of the month and we are planning more events. Soon Didi Ananda Hitaesana will come back from India and we are sure she will bring renewed energy and inspiration. And this newsletter is also part of the flow that will bring Ananda Marga in New York closer to many more people. Thanks to Bhashanti and Bob the basement in the Corona Jagrti looks already so beautiful. Bhashanti took the initiative to paint

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the stairs entrance and she did a marvelous job. One day of hard work during fasting ... ... Fastings are very important . Now that we have a nice website in The Margi column there is also the Fasting Chart . On the Website it is possible also to sign up for this Newsletter and we really want to make a big email list reaching with Yoga everywhere in New York and surroundings. Http://yogainnewyork.com promises to be a website where anybody can find the Yoga event suitable for its interest. It will take some time to run for it but eventually we will be able to deliver a a source of information regarding Yoga and Meditation for all.

Ananda Vanii
Happy New Year 2013!
The firmness of a person’s resolve makes him great. However lowly a person may be, he can become great by his determination. If you have a firm resolve to realize your goal, you shall become great. Without a firm resolution, you cannot achieve anything. Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrtijii

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Exploration of Firm Determination
By Sister Nirainjana A quote by Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji that resonates deeply within me is the following: "Knowingly or unknowingly, every human being is born with a thirst for limitlessness." He also said our spiritual path is the never ending effort to find the link between the finite and the infinite. In this world with so many glitters, glamor and attractions, our primary duty is to make a constant effort to find this link in our daily sadhana and service. Shrii Shrii Anandamurti asks us to continue to find this link even when we are experiencing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual clash. He asks us to surrender our little "I" feeling to the Great and to offer up the fruits of our sadhana and service to the Cosmos, to do our duty as perfectly as possible while surrendering the end results of our work, no matter how much effort, time and resources we have put into our project. Everything in the mainstream culture around us sends constant messaging contrary to this Ananda Marga value, but part and parcel of our firm determination is to maintain our equilibrium in all spheres of life and to continually help build up a spiritual culture with others that is creating a powerful vibration as we enter 2013. November 4th, 1990 was Samkalpa Diivas or Day of Solemn Vow that I remember clearly. Thousands of Margiis around the world took the following vow: "All my energy, all my mind, all my thoughts, all my deeds, are to be goaded unto the path of collective elevation of human society, without neglecting other living beings and inanimate objects right from this moment until the last point of my being on this Earth." Brothers and Sisters: let us take firm determination in 2013 to live up to this vow in all the ways that we are able to, to encourage each other and lift each other up to be as ideal daughters and sons of Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji as possible, to make Him proud and to make our Ananda Marga family stronger, healthier and more vibrant as we head to a most beautiful Satya Yuga on this planet that all have been yearning for. All my good wishes and salutations. Nirainjana

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Tofu on a Tiny Green Island
This is an original recipe from Viniita's kitchen which has an oriental touch. Try served on the rice or as a side dish. 1 pack Tofu small piece of Ginger bunch of Collard greens 3 sheet of sea weeds coconut milk a little pinch of turmeric some salt to taste. Slice tofu into 2 by 1 inch thick wrap with sea weed the same measurement of a tofu. Slice thinly a ginger Cut collard greens in about 2 inches long Sauteed ginger, salt, turmeric and collard greens add 1 glass of water to boil until collard greens is ready. Add coconut milk and the tofu wrap with sea weeds simmer all together until 5 mins. Fried a little bit the tofu with sea weeds if you like this is only optional. Happy eating!

Spicy Guacamole
1 3 1 1 1 1 Avocado table spoons of Cream Cheese table spoon of Soy Sauce Tomato table spoon of Chilly Sauce small cane of Chick Peas

It is very simple to prepare it. Just put all ingredients in the mixer and blend it. Try it with corn bread and salad.

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