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Celebrating Christmas?

Dear Shiva, what is an appropriate gesture of goodwill to a Hindu at this time of year? (near to Christmas) - Nathan

Om! Om! OM! Goodwill is a practice which should be undertaken at every time of year, constantly. The Metta Bhavana, the practice of goodwill, is one of the easiest means of achieving the Brhama Loka. May you be happy and safe. Let us be good friends to each other. Let us not hurt one another, deceive one another, nor despise each other. Let no one supplant another. Let no one in anger wish distress to another. As a mother would protect her only child, let us have boundless hearts toward each other. Let such thoughts of boundless love extend into every world, for every being, without hatred, without enmity.