Prayer for Them Alone
It promised to be a bright, beautiful day. The sun was just peeping above the rooftops in a crisp, fresh, cloudless sky. Birds chirped cheerfully as a light breeze caressed the trees. Colorful flowers bloomed all around the beautiful garden.
But all the beauty and cheer of dawn and the lovely, well-kept, sprawling backyard was lost on Sunitha. She sat slumped down in her porch, lost in deep thought, her eyes swollen red with crying and lack of sleep. Click here to read more.
The Purpose of a Guru
What is the mukhya prayojana (main purpose) and the mukhya kãrya (main work) of the Guru?
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Swami Ramakrishnananda, the Apostle of Sri Ramakrishna to the South – By Swami Tapasyananda
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Among the sixteen monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Ramakrishnanda stands out for his intense Guru bhakti. He was the only one of the disciples who, after the passing of Sri Ramakrishna, instead of practicing his personal sadhana like the others, remained constantly by the side of his beloved Master’s remains, taking care of Him, worshipping Him and serving his brother disciples even amid poverty and physical distress.
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Contempt for Money!
One day Chhatrapati Shivaji, the great Maratha king, was returning home with his army after a battle, and passed by Dehu, the village where Sant Tukaram lived. He remembered that his Guru, Sri Samartha Ramadas had mentioned about the great Sant Tukaram who lived there. He enquired and approached the saint with due respect.
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Quiz Time — Ashada Ekadasi
June 29 was the auspicious occasion of Ashada Ekadasi (Ekadasi day in the month of Ashada). This is a holy day for Hindus the world over and has many significances in different holy spots in India, the most famous of them being the Varkari Yatra in the state of Maharashtra. Let’s see how much you know about this day!
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News of the month
**Gopa Kuteeram Summer Camps were held in different cities all around the USA. Click below for the reports and pictures.
Dallas Craft Camp on June 16
Houston Li’l Gopas Camp on June 23-24
Chicago Camp on June 27-29
**Houston GOD conducted Nama Sankirtan and hosted a booth at the Annual Houston Rath Yatra festival
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**Members of Houston GOD put up a puppet show at the Children’s Museum of Houston under the auspices of the Dancing Peacock Puppet Company. Click here to read the report.
Jun 13 –July 25 – Gopa Kuteeram Youth Summer camp (ages 9-15) at Houston Namadwaar
July 25, 7 to 8:30 PM – Dancing Peacock Youth Puppet Theater presentation and End-of-Camp Award Ceremony. All are welcome!
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