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Receptivity on Birthdays


a: I would like to know the true meaning of birthdays.
    
From the viewpoint of the inner nature, the individual is more receptive on his birthday from year to year, and thus it is an opportune moment to help him to make some new progress each year .


                                  
a: How should one spend... one's birthday?
    
...in finding out the purpose of life.


 


a: Today is my birthday. I want this day to be the beginning of a more spiritual life and therefore something has to be done. Please tell me what I must do.
    
It is not with the mind that one should decide what has to be done. It should be a spontaneous movement taking place in a sincere and constant aspiration.



a: It'lhat is the meaning of one's birthday, apart from its commemorative character? How can one take advantage of this occasion?
    
Because of the rhythm of the universal forces, a person is supposed to have a special receptivity on his birthday each year.
    He can therefore take advantage of this receptivity by making good resolutions and fresh progress on the path of his integral development.

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