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Wishing my Indian friends the best of holiday seasons.

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Indian children play with firecrackers during Diwali celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of Hinduism's most important festivals dedicated to the worship of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.
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Is it not wonderful that we can live in a world where childhood can be filled with the excitement of celebration? Would it not be even more wonderful if we lived in a world where every child can have the chance to grow up loved, secure, and to a life of peace?

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Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela | TIME.com

Tens of Millions Gather at India’s Maha Kumbh Mela | TIME.com | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
In Allahabad, northern India, a megacity of millions is sprouting up at the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers.
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In this, the worlds largest, gathering of people, the participants find a sense of common humanity and faith which, for all the horrid lack of sanitation, seems to make them healthier afterwards. While not as central to the Hindu faith as the Haj is to Muslims, this is a great moment of religious renewal.

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Indian youth form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd hanging above, an integral part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Sept 6. 2015. The festival marks the birth of Hindu god Krishna and the act seeks to reenact the story of Lord Krishna stealing butter during his childhood.
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So this god is born in human form and takes on a simple life of a herdsman. Interesting parallel to Christianity. "The only religions that admit a true incarnation of Ultimate Reality in human form are Vaishnava Hinduism and Christianity. They both assume that God descended into the world and dwelt among humans in order to save them. Vaishnava Hinduism ascribes ten incarnations (avatars) to the god Vishnu, while Christianity proclaims the sole incarnation of God the Son as Jesus Christ. Could they be equivalent? In other words, could Jesus Christ be considered a mere Western avatar, who has come into our world according to the Hindu pattern? Or could the avatars of Vishnu have fulfilled the same goal as Jesus did? Are there any differences between them?" From http://www.comparativereligion.com/avatars.html ) Alternatively, did Jesus come to earth as a dinosaur and perhaps a great fish to experience the nature of reality before understanding it fully? Such great questions to ponder.

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