Topic: Ekadasi (fasting day)

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Ekadasi (literally, "the eleventh day") refers to two days a month: the eleventh day after the new moon and the eleventh day after the full moon. Scriptures say that ekadasi is a most favorable time for increasing spiritual practices and minimizing bodily needs. Krishna devotees fast on these days in order to spend more time hearing and chanting about Krishna. Traditionally, all Vaishnavas...
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A FRIEND OF MINE in the British Air Force writes, “I’ve heard that on Ekadasi one should not eat, drink, or sleep at night. One should also not look at or speak to nondevotees on this day. I find all this impossible to follow in my circumstances. What is Ekadasi for anyway, and how do devotees normally observe it?” I reply: “I like to think of Ekadasi as a special opportunity to increase my...