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Re:White Lotus Day

May 06, 1997 12:44 PM
by M K Ramadoss


In two days it will be May 8th and I am glad you reminded us of
HPB's passing away on this day.

In many lodges in India, there is a celebration of the White
Lotus Day to remember HPB. On this day after formal addresses on
the contributions of HPB, two short passages - one from Light of
Asia and the other from Bhagavat Gita are read and usually the
poor is fed on this day. Somehow from time immemorial, in the
East, all celebrations have feeding of the poor as a key part, I
think is symbolic of the fact a hungry person cannot concentrate
on sublime things when he/she is hungry.

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