What is the significance of Mahalaya Amavasya

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Significance of ancestral influence cannot be overstated. There are ways and means by which we can ensure that our ancestry works as a stepping stone and not a trap.

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What is the significance of Mahalaya Amavasya

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Significance of ancestral influence cannot be overstated. There are ways and means by which we can ensure that our ancestry works as a stepping stone and not a trap. The accumulated data, information, knowledge, culture, samskriti can either become a trap or a tremendous possibility. This day, Mahalaya Amavasya is dedicated to ensure that our ancestry becomes a stepping stone, not a trap.

Mahalaya Amavasya is dedicated to ensure that our ancestry becomes a stepping stone, not a trap.

On this day, we are also starting on this journey to explore the ancient people of this land, America. We are riding. I am riding on a motorcycle, covering the Cherokee Nation, the Apache Nation, the Hopi, the Navajo, and the Lakotas – covering variety of cultures and nations, their spirituality, and their occult and their spirit and their fondness and oneness with Mother Earth. And also the making of a new nation that today is known as United States of America, which has become a very significant presence in the world. How history has shaped people, how what they believe have shaped people. Above all, how we look at our lives now, how we understand our past will shape our future of both this nation and the world. The journey is on in honor of the ancestral spirit of this land.

Mahalaya Amavasya, my profound condolences to many that we have lost, and blessings to everyone of you. Every one of you must do something to ensure that the accumulated samskriti does not become a trap but a possibility.

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