Nama Dwaar newsletter – March 2016

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In The Path Of Love – Activity Vs Seva

activity vs seva

Worldly activity ensnares us. It curbs us into a particular routine, a monotony, a forced mundane prototype. If there is an activity that can liberate us, and unshackle us, it is Guru Seva.

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Cherished Memoirs 34

New Year blessed with Mass Prayer

Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji as well as certain divine experiences of Sri Swamiji himself. These articles are translations from the series “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine in India.

January 1, the beginning of New Year as per English calendar, is the day when Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, like the celestial cow Kamadhenu, rained boons sought by his devotees. On such an auspicious day we also conduct a Mass Prayer and chant the Mahamantra kirtan.

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Madhura Geetam – Prayer Series: 8

Oh Govinda! Come down to show me the right path!

PrayerIn this series, we present, each month, a prayer kirtan composed by His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. These kirtans underline the importance of prayers and beautifully show us how we should pray.

The Lord has promised that once a devotee surrenders to him, He takes complete responsibility for that devotee.

In the song, “pArtilayo govinda’, Sri Swamiji implores the Lord to take pity on his plight and come down to guide him and take him in the right path, just like he had done for various devotees. The song is set in mesmerizing ‘Darbari Kanada’ raaga.

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KIDS’ CORNER

Young Reader’s Contribution

Birth of Krishna

baby Krishna

 

Devotees of Lord Krishna see the purpose Krishna avatharam solely as a way to enjoy His lilas, sing His divine name and glories, and be absorbed in His divine birth. Sibi Ravi from Boston, MA has recounted this divine birth.

 

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Quiz Time – Naimisharanya

There are 108 Divya Desams – temples/abodes of Lord Narayana that have been sung by the Azhwars. This month, we will be covering Naimisharanya, a Divyadesam in Northern India. An interesting fact is Lord Narayana appears as the forest itself. Take the quiz to learn more about this Divyadesam.

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News of the month (Feb-Mar 2016)

Special Satsang in Orlando, FL
** By the grace of Sri Swamiji, a special satsang was conducted by Orlando GOD, at the residence of Balaji Ramamurhty ji and Vaishali ji. Click here for the detailed report

Ramayana Navaham Namadwaar, Houston TX
** Srimad Ramayana Navaham was celebrated in a grand manner at Houston Namadwaar from March 12th to 20th 2016. Sri Poornimaji enthralled all the devotees with her beautiful elucidation of Srimad Ramayana.. a story telling like no other! Click here for the detailed report

LTSF Volunteering at Minnie’s Pantry, Dallas TX
**Dallas Love To Share Chapter volunteered at Minnie’s Pantry  in Plano on Saturday,March 19 2016. Click here for the detailed report

Table Tennis Championship, Seattle WA
**The Love to Share Foundation America team along with the Pro Sports Club organized the 3rd annual table tennis tournament in the Seattle area. Click here for the detailed report


UPCOMING EVENTS

SRI POORNIMA JI’S VISIT TO USA

Sri Poornima ji

Sri Poornima ji, a senior disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, will be touring the US between March and June 2016. She will conduct spiritual discourses, satsangs, utsavs and more in various cities across the USA.

Please stay tuned to godivinity.org for details on each of her programs.

Jacksonville, FL :- Srimad Bhagavata Saptaham by Sri Poornima ji at Sri Shirdi Baba Temple, Jacksonville FL. March 31st – April 6th. For more details contact: Sridhar ji: 904-403-3577

Atlanta, GA :- ‘Rama Bhakti Samrajya’ – discourses on Rama Bhaktas by Sri Poornima ji at Sri Hanuman Mandir, Alpharetta GA. Apr 7th – 15th. Contact Kishore ji: 404-788-7391

Birminham, AL :- Satsangs by Sri Poornima ji. Apr 16th – 17th. Contact Kishore ji: 404-788-7391

Dallas, TX :- ‘Sri Krishna Bhakti Samrajyam’ – discourses by Sri Poornima ji at DFW Hindu Temple – Youth Center, Irving TX. Apr 22nd – 24th. Contact Maya ji: 469 964 9302

Bay Area, CA :- Ramayana Navaham by Sri Poornima ji from Apr 25th – May 3rd. Contact Ramya ji: 408-431-5688

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