JKYog e-Magazine, Issue No.59
"When we are firmly
convinced that there is no happiness in this world, this detachment will
propel us to have faith in the words of the Guru. When a soul
with deep longing for God meets a true Guru, the miracle of spiritual
transformation takes place."~ Swami Mukundananda
This month 'Sumiran' team is picking up 'Guru Poornima' as
the topic of the month. In this issue we will be presenting
articles on the importance of a Guru and how simple faith in the Guru
can transform your life. Readers will also find Guru Arati,
Kripalu Leelamrit, Bal-Mukund contributions, and 10 amazing health
benefits of Honey.
mere guruvara pyāre, mere giridhar pyāre
My Beloved Guru and Shree Krishna are both very dear to me.
joi guruvara pyāre, soi giridhara pyāre
The Guru is no other than Shree Krishna himself. They are non-different.
bhaja guruvara pyāre, bhaja giridhara pyāre
Therefore worship God and Guru together.
jahañ guruvara pyāre, tahañ giridhara pyāre
Wherever my Beloved Guru is, there is my Beloved Shree Krishna.
ura guru dhara pyāre, ura hari dhara pyāre
Therefore seat God and Guru together in your heart.
jai ho guruvara pyāre, jai ho giridhara pyāre
All glories to my Beloved Guru. All glories to my Beloved Shree Krishna.
guru bhaja hari pyāre, hari bhaja guru pyāre
The Guru worships God, and God worships the Guru.
kaha 'kṛipālu pyāre, dou kṛipālu pyāre
Says Shree 'Kripalu', "Both Shree Krishna and the Guru are most merciful by nature."
SIMPLE FAITH IN THE GURU CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
The story of Jagadguru Shankaracharya's disciple; Padmapada
Faith in the
teachings of Guru has immeasurable power to transform our barren hearts
into fertile grounds for devotion. The world can be won with
great intellectual capabilities, but the grace of a Guru can be
received only by practicing devotion with humility. Sometimes
people take pride in their wealth and intellectual prowess and live in a
false notion that God and Guru are also impressed with such material
possessions. They forget that God is seated within everyone's
heart and notes every single thought. Even if somebody is
illiterate and cannot comprehend the divine teachings of the Guru, but
reposes sufficient faith in him, can also benefit immensely. God
sits in that person's heart and notes his sincere endeavour
and rewards him.
A famous story in this regard is that of a
humble devotee called Sananda, who was the disciple of Jagadguru
Shankaracharya. He was illiterate and could not comprehend his
Guru's teaching as the other disciples could. But when Shankaracharya
delivered the discourse, he would listen with rapt attention and great
faith. One day, he was washing his Guru's clothes on the other side of
the river. It became time for the class, and the other disciples
requested, "Guruji, please begin the class." Shankaracharya replied,
"Let us wait; Sananda is not here." "But Guruji, he cannot understand
anything," the disciples urged. "That is true; still, he listens with
great faith and so I do not wish to disappoint him," said
Then, to show the power of faith, Shankaracharya
called out, "Sananda! Please come here." On hearing his Guru's words,
Sananda did not hesitate. He ran on water. The story goes that wherever
he placed his feet, lotus flowers sprang up to support him. He crossed
over to the other bank and offered obeisance to his Guru. At that time, a
stuti (verses in praise) of the Guru emanated from his mouth in
sophisticated Sanskrit. The other disciples were amazed to hear this.
Since, lotus flowers had bloomed under his feet, his name became
"Padmapada," meaning "the one with lotus flowers under the feet." He
became one of the four main disciples of Shankaracharya, along with
Sureshwaracharya, Hastamalak, and Trotakacharya.
illustrates how simple faith in the Guru and His knowledge can transform
our lives for eternity. We simply have to surrender our intellect
to the Guru and perform our actions in accordance with His
teachings. If we do so we will progress rapidly towards our
spiritual goal, of this there is no doubt. However if we
repeatedly ignore the teachings of our Guru and lead our lives on our
own whims and fancies, then the never ending cycle of life and death is
all that we will get in return.
The True Guru is
someone who has no personal desires of his own. He has merged his
will with the will of God. Also, he is free from any pride and
self-seeking. Such a Sadguru does nothing of his own
accord. God becomes his guide and inspires his actions from
within. Thus, the Guru becomes an instrument through whom God does
his divine work of elevating souls in the world.
Source : Essence of Hinduism
Maharajji transformed me is still a mystery. It was the time when
my life was meaningless and full of miseries. He bestowed his grace upon
me by sending one of his 'Pracharaks' to my city. Hearing those
spiritual discourses was like cure of all diseases. At that point of
time, I was unaware of the fact that Shree Maharajji's 'Leelas'
were soon going to be over. However, during that short period of
six years, he gave me so much which can't be described in words
alone. He revealed each and every minute detail of devotion to me.
Even after his departure to the divine abode, he is guiding me like
a true father. His guidance helps me in performing my worldly
duties and in my 'sadhana' as well. May his grace always be with
Savita Sharma, New Delhi
since my childhood I was looking for a true 'Guru' who could explain to
me the knowledge of our Scriptures and Radha Tattv. I was so
blessed to receive the association of Shree Maharaj Ji who is the
'Jagadguru', a Divine Personality who descended for the welfare of
entire humankind. All my doubts about God realization were easily
dispelled through Maharajji's simple lectures. He taught the true
meaning of bhakti to fallen souls like us. Mahrajji's every action was
full of compassion and love for souls like us and despite all our faults
and shortcomings he continued to pour his blessings. We had no
qualification to understand the meaning of Divine Love, but with Shree
Maharajji grace we were blessed with the knowledge of Divine Love.
Like a true eternal well wisher Maharajji constantly inspired
us to give up petty desires for material happiness and seek true
happiness. I feel me and my family are eternally indebted to our
Gurudev for he has graced us at every step of our lives. I had
heard that Divine Souls descend for welfare of people, Maharajji has
proved it to me. All glories to the Spiritual Master of the
World..... Radhey Radhey."
Meenu Kapoor, Pasadena
"I got in touch
with Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj for the first time through his
videos on Youtube in the mid of 2012. I just kept watching his videos
one after the other. I watched his lecture series called 'Brahma Jeev
Maaya', which I feel is one of his best lectures. Thereafter I watched
'Main Kaun Mera Kaun', 'Jeev Ka Lakshya' and other lectures on YouTube.
All the lectures were amazing and I was left spell bound. I have come to
realize that there is always something new to learn from Maharajji's
lectures, not even once will you feel that he is repeating the same
things again. In fact I can say with firm conviction that I have not
found any other philosophy or any other Guru to be 100%
convincing, except Shri Maharajji.
I feel Maharajji
through his grace connected me with Swamiji who is whole heartedly
carrying forward the mission and philosophy of his beloved Guru.
Today I feel very proud to be born in the age of Shree Maharajji, a time
when he displayed his loving leelas for the welfare of all souls. But
sometimes I also strongly regret not being born a few years earlier; I
could have lived my whole life with Shree Maharajji doing his seva. If
not that, at least I should have been introduced to him earlier. But
like it is said, "Better late than never". Whatever opportunity I have
received today to serve Maharajji I consider it as a rare blessing. I
dedicate the rest of my life unto the lotus feet of my Gurudev."
Manish Kumar, Bangalore
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Mount Laurel Retreat with Swamiji - A Divine Experience
East Coast Retreat at Mt Laurel, New Jersey was again a special
experience for everyone. The devotees were blessed to spend three
blissful days of sadhana in the inspiring company of
Swamiji. Janmashtami was also celebrated with a lot of
enthusiasm. Children also had a wonderful experience at the
special Bal-Mukund sessions.
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Kripalu Leelamrit - Nectar from Shree Maharajji's Life
Satsangs in Mathura and Agra
Prasad Mathur had a very big house with many servants. He
instructed them that they should bathe Maharajji nicely, give him some
nice clothes to wear and cut his hair. A barber was called in to
give Maharajji a good hair cut. He asked Maharajji, "What kind of
hair cut would you like?" Maharajji said, "Whatever you
want." He said, "Should I do an English cut?" Maharajji
said, "Alright." The barber gave Maharajji an English hair cut and
he was given white kurta pajama to wear. Maharajji decided to
hold satsang at that place and few people were invited. When the invited
guests came inside the house, they saw a young boy sitting on the
sofa. They thought that he must be some relative of
Mathurji. Later on they realized that he is the one who is
supposed to do the satsang. However, they were amazed to see how
young and charming he looked.
started with the keertan, 'Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare'.
It was very special how Maharajji sang it. There was so much love
and feeling in his voice. Everyone present really felt the
vibrations within their heart. Slowly, his intensity started
increasing and people could see the shivers in Maharajji's body due to
the satvika bhav. Maharajji could be heard saying 'Ha Krishna, Ha
Radhey' at times and collapse on the floor. He had just sung a few
times and he fainted unconscious right there. People couldn't believe
their eyes. Everybody was shocked to see such a level of
absorption and trance. No one knew what was going to happen next
and their inquisitiveness increased because of that. Everybody
started doing keertan with more enhanced devotion. After some time
Maharajji came back to consciousness and led the keertan again.
They requested Maharajji to have satsang the next as well. In this
way, the satsang continued the next day and it went on for five
Prasad's brother-in-law, Mithan Lal requested Maharajji, "Please come
to my house in Agra. We will have satsang there." Maharajji
agreed and went off to Agra. Again, regular satsang was organized
each night. On some occasions, Maharajji would chant 'Hari Bol'
and start dancing in divine love ecstasy. People who had known
about Chaitanya Mahaprabhu knew that what they were witnessing was very
special. They felt so privileged and lucky to be there.
chanting 'Hari Bol', Shree Maharajji would become oblivious of his
physical body. In the highest state of mahabhav he would sometimes
start revolving at great speed like a spinning top. He would spin
so fast that one could not see whether his lotus feet were on the
ground or above it. Sometimes he would dance on one foot.
While dancing he would become semi-conscious and sometimes he would lose
consciousness altogether and fall on the ground. He would remain
unconscious for hours and everybody would watch him in utter amazement,
eagerly hoping that he may regain consciousness. Some of the close
devotees, who saw this, started knowing about this and would protect
Maharajji from collapsing by holding him. They would gently place
him on the floor and put pillows underneath him for his comfort and
So for a few months he started doing satsang in
western UP and then he came over to eastern UP. Allahabad,
Lucknow, Pratapgarh and Lukerganj became his main centers.
News & Updates
Guru Poornima 2014
Thousands of devotees from all over the world gathered at Bhakti Dham, Mangarh to celebrate Guru Poornima on July 12th.
Aarti and the Kirtan sessions, one could see all devotees crying and
offering their tears in separation from their Gurudev, as they paid
their obeisance to him.
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Stationery Distribution to Local Educational Institutes
Distribution Program was held at JKP Education on July 22nd, in which
approx. 2500 students were given stationery packets, containing 4 large
notebooks, 4 small notebooks, 4 pens, 4 pencils, eraser, sharpener,
scale, as well as a steel container and biscuits by JKP Presidents,
Sushree Vishakha Tripathi Ji, Sushree Shyama Tripathi Ji and Sushree
Krishna Tripathi Ji. 150 Teachers and Staff also received clothes
and an umbrella. Click for more photos
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by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
Who is a Mahapurush? When a soul attains God, its personality changes from a purush (soul or a human being) to a Mahapurush.
That soul is no longer under the influence of Maya, nor does the soul
rule over Maya. He is now beyond the reach of Maya. Such a
personality is called a God-realized Saint, a Mahapurush or a Mahatma.
soul under the influence of Maya cannot know God because the mind and
the intellect are under the control of Maya, and God is beyond
Maya. At present, even if God were to come and stand before us,
since our vision is material, we would not be able to receive his divine
love. We have seen God many times during the avatars
(descension) of Lord Ram and Shree Krishna, etc. But due to the
influence of Maya, we perceived him as having a material form. We
were not able to perceive the divinity in him due to material
a God-realized personality can help you reach God. Go to
him, and he will impart all the scriptural knowledge. He will
teach you who is God? How does God look? How to reach
him? He will explain all the required knowledge. Only a guru
can make a soul become God-realized.
Vedas contain contradictory statements which cannot be reconciled by
the human intellect. Even the most learned of scholars cannot
comprehend it. Hence, one must surrender to a God-realized Saint
to acquire knowledge of Vedas and other holy scriptures, instead of
attempting to read them by oneself.
The Chandogyopanishad states:
āchāryavān puruṣho hi veda
"Only that person can understand the importance of the Vedas who
surrenders and takes guidance from a Guru." This is the statement
of the Vedas. The Bhagavad Gita states:
tadviddhi praṇipātena paripraśhnena sevayā (Bhagavad Gita 4.34)Shree
Krishna says to Arjun, "Surrender yourself to a Guru and serve him
faithfully. Learn the secrets of devotion from him by asking him
spiritual questions with a curious mind." Questions such as: Who
is God? What is the soul? What is Maya? What is the
mind? What is the intellect? Why are we under Maya? What is
the goal of our life? How we will attain God? What should we
do to attain God?
upadekṣhyanti te jñānaṁ jñāninastattvadarśhinaḥ"It
is only through the grace of a Guru that we can attain divine
knowledge. This is because he has practically realized God and
also possesses theoretical knowledge of the scriptures." The definition
of a true Saint is that he or she should be shrotriya as well as brahmanishth. Shotriya means, one who has full and thorough knowledge of the scriptures; and Brahmanishtha means one who has practical experience of God.
The Vedas say:
yasya deve parābhaktihi yathā deve tathā gurau (Shwetashwataropanishad)
has to do devotion and worship the Guru as good as God.
Why? Because Guru and God are one, they are the same. If
somebody gives you a hundred rupee note or puts it in an envelope and
places it in your hand, it is the same thing. Both have same
value. Similarly, after God-realization, God himself is seated
inside the Mahapurush and governs his activities. Thus, God performs every action of a Mahapurush and that is why God and a Mahapurush are considered one. After God-realization, the duty of a Mahapurush
gets over as he has attained his goal of divine bliss. Such a
saint now sits in the lap of God, who becomes the director, governor,
and inspirer of his actions.
God Shree Krishna himself says:
āchāryaṁ mā vijāniyānnāvamanyeta karhichit (Bhagavatam)"Do
not consider Guru as separate from me. I am seated in the Guru's
body and perform all the actions". So, the sayings of a Mahapurush
are considered as the words of God, and they are devoid from all the
faults and doubts. That is why all the scriptures like Ramayana,
which are written by Mahapurushas, are considered as the words of God, and are trusted by us.
So, after God-realization, a Mahapurush
gets afflicted by the deep motivation of working for the welfare of
humankind. After this, the cause of all his actions is primarily
for the welfare of humankind. He writes various books, delivers
discourses for the welfare of humankind, performs different types of
actions, and tolerates various kinds of criticism and humiliation, only
in the hope that one day, in some way or the other, individual souls
will attain divine bliss and get rid of all the miseries of the
world. Now, here arises a question. Why did a Mahapurush get this deep motivation? Why not God? Because before God-realization, the Mahapurush
was like one of us, an individual soul who experienced miseries and
unhappiness in this material world. Hence, he very well
understands the condition of souls under Maya. That is why he
feels pity on us. So, Saints are constantly concerned and care for
the betterment of humankind.
That is why Ved Vyas says:
nāsti tattvaṁ guroḥ paraṁ
is no entity higher than the Guru." Also, the Guru has a higher
and more important position with respect to the fulfillment of our self
interest. It is the Guru who will reveal to us the divine
knowledge of God. Without having correct understanding of the
philosophy, an individual soul cannot move forward in the spiritual
path. Only a Guru will teach us how to do spiritual practice and
guide us in the path of God-realization by removing all the doubts that
arise in our minds, so that we progress speedily in our path.
Explained by Swami Mukundananda
is one of Shree Kripaluji Maharaj's principle writings, with
hundred golden couplets of inspiring quotes, advice, and
guidance for sincere devotees seeking to firmly establish
themselves on the path of bhakti.
Continuing with the explanation of the next verse:
kāma krodha mada lobha kahaṅ, mana moorakha! mata chhoṛa!
rasika śhiromaṇi śhyām ḍhiga, de ina ko mukha moṛa
At the time of death,
most of the things we consider important will fade into
insignificance. How much did we purify our heart? This will
be of paramount importance which God will judge us upon and not our
material achievements. If we are intelligent, we do not have to
reach the point of death to decide "Yes, this is important." We can
decide right now and direct our life in that direction right away and
emphasize on antahkaran shuddhi
(purification of the heart).
are the things that make the heart impure? Jagadguru Shree
Kripaluji Maharaj has listed them as: lust, greed, anger, pride, hatred,
and envy. If we wish to purify the heart, we have to eliminate
these faults. In this context, heart refers to the ethereal heart,
which is the mind and the intellect and ego, or the internal
These defects are the things we need to
struggle with, to eliminate them in the process of heart
purification. We should also realize that these are the things
which create tension that take away our peace of mind. Let us
discuss these defects one by one.
Greed is such a thing that to
satiate it, people spend their whole lives running after it and it still
they don't achieve satisfaction. Similarly, anger is such a
defect even the government has made laws for controlling anger. If
you hit somebody, you will be punished and yet people overcome with
rage, kill others and commit all kinds of violence. Government
regulations are not sufficient to end it.
However, there is a
third one, which is the cause of both anger and greed. Kripaluji
Maharaj names it as desire. Desire is the mother of both greed and
anger. So how does all this work? Our scriptures refer to
these as diseases of the mind. They are called as manas rog.
Suppose we have one disease of the body, our whole day goes bad.
We say, "O Swamiji! My tooth kept aching all day long. What a
terrible day it was." With one disease of the body our whole day
became bad. With so many mental diseases tormenting us, what will
be the situation of that soul?
Let us try and figure out how all
these work. Why does anger arise? When desire is not
fulfilled, it leads to anger. Suppose we desire for something and
it is fulfilled, what happens then? This leads to greed.
The Ramayan says:
jyoṅ prati lābha lobha adhikai
we create a desire. It can have only two consequences.
Either it will be fulfilled or it will not be fulfilled. If it is
fulfilled, greed will be the result and if it is not, anger is the
result. The Bhagavad Gita says:
krodhādbhavati sammohaḥ sammohātsmṛitivibhtamaḥ
smṛitibhranśhād buddhināsho buddhināśhatpraṇaśhyati
anger comes delusion. Delusion gives rise to bewilderment of the
memory. When the memory is bewildered, the intellect is ruined;
and when the intellect is destroyed, one suffers a downfall. And
the cause of this is desire."
Now let us find out the cause of
desire. Everybody has got different kinds of desires. What
is the cause of desire? The cause of desire is attachment.
Wherever our mind gets attached repeatedly, it will give rise to
desire. If somebody's mind is attached to tea, the desire for tea
arises. If somebody's mind is attached to his or her child, a
repeated desire to see the child arises. In other words, the cause
for desire is not the intrinsic qualities of an object, as we may
think, "Oh! Something is very beautiful, hence desire arises." Rather,
it is our own attachment.
This is the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita:
dhyāyato viṣhayānpuṅsaḥ saṅgasteṣhoopajāyate
saṅgat sañjāyate kāmaḥ kāmātkrodho'bhijāyate
contemplating on the objects of the senses, one develops attachment to
them. Attachment leads to desire, fulfillment of desire leads to
greed and unfulfillment leads to anger." The root to all diseases
of the mind is attachment. If we are attached it is natural that
desire, anger, greed, etc. will arise. And if there is no
attachment, it is natural there will be no desire, no anger no
So, let us try and find out what is the cause of
attachment? When we repeatedly think that there is happiness in a
particular object or person our own contemplation leads to
attachment. Suppose we don't contemplate happiness anywhere. What
will happen? We will have no attachment and when there is no
attachment, there is no desire, no greed and no anger.
let us come to the final question in this series. Why do we
contemplate happiness in any object or person? It is because of
our nature. It is our nature to seek happiness as we are all tiny
parts of God, who is the ocean of Bliss and being his tiny part, it is
natural that we want happiness.
Therefore, what is the
solution to this problem? Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj says,
"O foolish mind, Do not think of renouncing anger, pride, desires,
attachment and greed. Instead divert them all towards Lord
Krishna who is the crest jewel of the rasik Saints."
To be continued in the next edition....
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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Honey
Over thousand years, honey
is known to exhibit surprising healing powers. Due to the presence of
powerful antiseptic, antibacterial and healing properties, honey is used
as medicine to treat many common health problems. Here are 10
health benefits of natural honey that will further increase your liking
for this sweet nectar.
1. Soothes a Sore Throat or Cough: Thanks
to its antibacterial properties, honey not only soothes sore throats
but can also kill certain bacteria that causes the infection.
Because of its sticky nature, it coats the throat and triggers nerves
that reduce sensitivity to cough impulse. To get quick relief from
coughing, mix one tablespoon of honey with some fresh-squeezed lemon
juice and drink this solution at regular intervals. You can also mix
honey, lemon juice and a pinch of salt in a glass of lukewarm water and
use it to gargle.
2. Improves Digestion:
For those who suffer from indigestion, the antiseptic properties of
honey relieve acidity in the stomach and alleviate digestion. The enzyme
(glucose oxidase) present in honey can produce small amounts of
hydrogen peroxide that can treat gastritis. Honey also neutralizes gas,
becoming the ultimate stomach soother when it comes to overeating.
One or two tablespoons of honey before heavy meals is the best way to
thwart indigestion, and if you've already overindulged, add honey and
lemon to warm water to help move food through the digestive track.
3. Heals Wounds and Cuts:
Honey has been used as a natural cure in first aid treatment for
wounds, burns and cuts as it is able to absorb moisture from the air and
promote healing. Its antibacterial properties prevent infection and
functions as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing both swelling and
pain, and even scarring. Also, honey can keep wounds and cuts free
from infection, reduce odor and pus, lessen pain and promote speedy
healing. After gently cleaning the wound or cut with lukewarm
water and mild soap, apply a layer of honey on the affected area and
cover the area fully with a bandage. Change the bandage every 24 hours.
4. Beautiful Skin:
Due to its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, honey is the
ultimate ingredient to use for healthy and glowing skin. It is
also uselful in treating acne. Apply a dab of raw, organic honey
directly to blemishes, and let the skin absorb its medicinal properties
for 15 mins. Wash it off and after regular use you will have a
clear and glowing skin.
5. Reduces Weight:
has been found that drinking a glass of lukewarm water with honey and
lemon juice on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning, is one of
the simplest ways to lose weight. Doing this helps with detoxification,
cleansing the liver, removing toxins, and flushing fat out of the body.
6. Beats Insomnia:
Many people have trouble sleeping. Honey is a simple solution for this
problem. Honey is a fat-digesting carbohydrate that stimulates the
release of insulin and allows tryptophan to enter the brain
easily. Tryptophan is the compound that makes us sleepy. Simply
have a glass of warm milk with honey before going to bed. Both
honey and milk are tryptophan-containing foods.
7. Regulates Blood Sugar:
Even though honey contains simple sugars, it is NOT the same as white
sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its exact combination of fructose and
glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels.
8. Immunity System Builder:
organic honey is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes which
protect the body from bacteria and boost the immune system. Cold and flu
symptoms, such as coughs, sore throats, and congestion are also kept at
bay when treated with honey. To improve your immune system, add
1-2 tablespoons of honey to warm water daily.
9. Boosts Energy:
A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and
energy to our bodies, honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly
boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of
athletes. Its natural sugars play an important role in preventing
fatigue during exercise. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body
quickly and gives an immediate energy boost. Also it is rapidly
absorbed by the body, so it can be used as an instant energy booster
immediately after a workout or otherwise.
10. Combats Ulcers:
Applying honey directly onto the area can treat ulcers that are located
externally, or on the outer skin. Honey is able to fight external
ulcers due to its ability to kill bacteria.
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