This is a very good time for doing our Sadhana i.e. Sudarshan Kriya, Meditation, Chanting, Nadi Shodhan, Pranayamas, etc. Because of the Satva, our meditation are deeper and connection to the cosmos is stronger during these times and it increases the intensity of our spiritual practice.
We are in the last three days of Navratri. The worship of Goddess Saraswati is observed during the last three days of Navratri. Victory over the mind can be gained only through knowledge, through understanding; and it is Goddess Saraswati who represents this highest knowledge of the Self.
Although there are many kinds of knowledge in the Vedas – phonetics, astronomy, archery, architecture, economics and so on the real knowledge is spiritual knowledge. Lord Krishna Himself says in the Bhagavad Gita: ‘The knowledge of the Self is the Knowledge”: and He adds, “It is My Vibhuti, My glory”. In other words, we may have knowledge of many other subjects and sciences, but if we do not know our own Self, then that is the greatest loss! Therefore, the supreme Knowledge is the knowledge of the Self that is represented by Goddess Saraswati.
Very fortunate for those who are undergoing the Part 1 courses this weekend across the world and during such an auspicious time.