Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Peter Hudoba: I wish you a very peaceful Holiday Season

Dear friends,

The time around the winter solstice has been celebrated for thousands of years, and different religions have developed different festivals around this time.

Budhists celebrate Bodhi Day - The Day of Enlightenment, celebrating the day that Shakyamuni experienced enlightenment (also known as Bodhi) on December 8.

Hanukkah - the Festival of Lights, observed in Judaism for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

In Ancient Roman Religion was a Festival Saturnalia (basically a festival of Solstice) held in honor of deity Saturn on the 17th of December and later expanded with festivities through to the 23rd of December. 

Return of Yang, a festival celebrated by Daoists on December 21.

Yalda -The turning point, Winter Solstice, was celebrated early in the history of the Germanic peoples on December 21.

In Ancient Egypt religion, God-Man Saviour Osiris death and rebirth was celebrated on Dec 21.

In Ancient Greek religion, The Festival Lenaea, the death and rebirth of harvest God Dionysos, was celebrated on Dec 21.

In Ancient Inca religion, the Festival If Inti Raymi, the festival of Sun where the God of Sun, Wiracocha was celebrated on Dec 21.

Shabe Yaldā or Shabe Chelle is an Iranian festival celebrating the victory of light and goodness over darkness and evil, it is a birth of Mithra, who symbolizes light, truth, goodness, strength, and friendship. It is celebrated on December 22.

Anglo Saxon Pagans were holding Modraniht - The Night of Mothers, on December 24.

In Vainakh mythology, there a Malkh festival dedicated to the Deela - Malkh - the birthday and the festival of the Sun on December 25.

Hindus in USA celebrate modern five-day Festival in honor of Lord Ganesha on December 21 - 25

Christians celebrate Christmas - the birth of Jesus on December 25.

Chahārshanbe Suri is a fire jumping festival, celebrated in Iran and Afghanistan. Ancient Persians Zoroastrian celebrated the last 5 days of the year in their annual obligation feast of all souls.

In Islam, they do not celebrate solstice. The Muslim faith follows lunar and not solar phases. Consequently, the time of religious festivals in Islam changes every year with reference to other calendars.

Whatever you are celebrating, I wish you from my heart, a very peaceful Holidays season, filled with God's love and light.

With love and blessings
Peter Hudoba


Peter Hudoba is a spiritual teacher in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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5 comments:

  1. Dear Master Hudoba, Thank you very much for the beautiful posting and the blessing, Tao Guang Zha Shan. As I was listening and chanting with you, there was a stream of loving warm heat flow down from my crown chakra all the way down to my body. It is a feeling of greatest, love, peace and joy. .LY LY LY.

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    1. Thank you Audrey for your post.
      This time of year is very special and I am very happy that you noticed this information. Practice at this time of year is very important.
      with love and blessings,
      peter hudoba

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  2. Thank you, Master Peter for the powerful practice with Tao Guang Zha Shan and about this special time of the year. Happy Winter Solstice!

    My entire body was warm but it became so much hotter during and after the practice.
    I placed a lot of the focus into my lower abdomen area to heal the area and remove some of the pain. I could see the light come down and explode out like fireworks as I was doing the practice...so amazing! with love and appreciation, Brenda

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  3. Dear Master Hudoba! Thank-you for the wonderful blessings and chanting! So much Light was coming!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!! Love, Cara

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  4. Due to my holiday travels to be with family I am a few posts behind, and I thank you Master Hudoba for this special message to send love and chant to help humanity at this time, and all times. I really enjoyed the practice as it brought so much light, Thank you.

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