Acceptance: A Vital Step to Inner Transformation
Everyone knows what he should be. What someone is and what he should be are never the same. There is always a gap. When someone is not what he should be, he becomes miserable and angry; and he feels jealous when he sees someone else where he thinks he himself should be.
A vital step in inner transformation is one simple truth…
The Nectar of Immortality
Srimad Bhagavatam, the crown jewel among the Puranas, is considered as the essence of the Vedas (“nigama kalpatharor gaLitham phalam”). The uniqueness of Srimad Bhagavatam lies in the fact that—unlike other scriptures whose teachings need to be carefully studied and practiced to attain their fruit—merely listening to Bhagavatam can bestow us with salvation. (“yasya shravana mAtrena mukthi karathale sthitam”)
Click here to read the story of the person whose life stands as proof of this simple but profound fact.
The Mother’s Face and Her Grace
Abhirami Bhattar was the name given to Subramaniya Iyer by the Maratha King Saraboji about 300 years ago. Do you know how he earned such a name? There is a wonderful incident associated with it!
Click here to read the interesting story.
Kids’ Crossword Puzzle — Mohandas K. Gandhi
October 2 is the birthday of Gandhiji, the great saint who is the most powerful figure in recent Indian political history and to whom Indians the world over owe their freedom. Think you know all about him?
Test your knowledge here.
News of the month
**Weekly Gopa Kuteeram heritage sessions for children began in different parts of the US in September. Click here to read reports about the classes and Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
GOD USA welcomes Sri M. K. Ramanujam, disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Sri M. K. Ramanujam is currently visiting different cities in the USA, and conducting discourses, mass prayers, secular workshops and corporate programs. Click here to read a brief profile of Sri Ramanujam.
Oct 11, 6 PM – 8 PM – Transformational Leadership workshop at Gayton Library, Tuckahoe in VA
Oct 12, 6 PM – 8:30 PM – Practical Wisdom to Modern Life at Hindu Center of VA, 6051 Spring Field Rd Glen Allen, VA
Contact: Malathi Murali, 804-747-7997, email@example.com
CENTREVILLE, VIRGINA (WASHINGTON, DC area):
Oct 13, 9:30 AM – Blissful Path to Everlasting Bliss at 13527 Mist Flower Dr, Centreville, VA
NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY:
Oct 13, 6 PM – Sri Ranganatha Temple, 8 Ladentown Road, Pomona NY
Oct 14, 11 AM – Shri Krishna Vrundavana 215 May St, Edison NJ
Oct 14, 5-7 PM – Sri Guruvayurappan Temple, Morganville NJ.
Contact: Desikan 973-930-8393, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 16: 6:45 PM – Satsang at residence in Yorktown Heights
Contact: Latha Kumanan 914 484 3595, email@example.com
Oct 18, 6 PM: “Inner Transformation – Part 1″ at Dwarkamai, N.Billerica, MA
Oct 19, 6 PM: “Inner Transformation – Part 2″ at Dwarkamai, N.Billerica, MA
Oct 20, 10 AM: Madhura Utsav, Special Kids Programs and Contests, and Motivational Talk at Bethany Church Hall, Quincy MA
Oct 20, 3:30 PM: Discourse on “Essence of Srimad Bhagavatam” at New Hampshire Hindu Temple, Nashua, NH
Oct 21, 9 AM: Youth Leadership Workshop at Nashua (ages 12-19)
Contact: Narayanan Sathiamoorthy 617-820-2968, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 10, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Youth Leadership workshop (ages 12-19) at Naperville Public Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Road Naperville, IL.
Contact: Yamini Zivan 630-851-8578, email@example.com
Nov 17, 9 AM – 3 PM – Youth Leadership Workshop (ages 12-19) at New Life Plaza, 3945 CR 58, Manvel, TX 77578
Nov 18, 9 AM – 3 PM – Inner Transformation Workshop (for adults) at New Life Plaza, 3945 CR 58, Manvel, TX 77578
Contact: Sriram Ramanujam 832-515-1251, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Upcoming Events
Nov 3 — Life and Soul 2012 – Free Community Health Fair with several Free Health Screenings and Tests for everyone
Venue: New Life Plaza, 3945 CR 58, Manvel TX 77578
Contact: Jeevan Santha, 281-573-8087, email@example.com
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