Nama Dwaar newsletter – September 2012

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The One Virtue that Encompasses all Others

His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, in his kirtan “<em>Ashtadalapoo</em>”, beautifully speaks about the eight-petalled flower with which one has to worship the Lord. Each petal he refers to here is a quality that the worshipper should possess: Forgiveness, Truth, Compassion, Peace, Devotion, Dispassion, Love and Knowledge. Great saints have all shown us that the Lord will bestow us with these qualities if one humbly submits to Him in prayer. Hence the key to unlocking all of God’s treasures lies in the single quality: Humility.

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Sri Anandamayi Ma – Bliss Personified

Saint profile

Anandamyi maSri Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982) is counted among the greatest saints of the 20th century. She spent her life steeped in divine ecstasy despite leading a life of a householder. In her later years, she became a spiritual giant who showed the path to the Lord to thousands of devotees.
Read more about this gentle, loving saint’s life here.

 


 

Pindam Out Of Purnam!

Children’s Story

There was once an old lady who lived by herself in a village. One day, as she was sitting in her porch, a saint passed by. She invited him inside her home and offered him some food and water. The saint was very pleased with her hospitality and learned that she lived alone. He offered her…
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Quiz Time — Vishwakarma Trivia

VishwakarmaWe often come across the name “Vishwakarma” in many stories from the Puranas and Itihasas. But little do we know about him except perhaps that he is a heavenly architect. In some parts of India, Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated around this time of the year. Let’s use this opportunity to learn a little more about this talented engineer!
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News of the month

**Special Janmashtami satsangs and events were held in different cities around the USA. Click below for the reports and pictures.

Houston Namadwaar Krishna Jayanthi Madhura Utsav with 9-day Akhanda Nama sankirtan and Sangeetha Upanyasams on Krishna Jananam, Govinda Pattabhishekham and Rukmini Kalyanam

California Bay Area 9-Day Krishna Jayanthi Utsav with Krishna Jananam, Govinda Pattabhishekham and Radha Kalyanam

Dallas Gokulashtami special satsang

Chicago Janmashtami special satsang

**A one-day Gopa Kuteeram Summer Camp was conducted in California Bay Area on August 10th. Click here to read the report.

 


 

Upcoming Events

HOUSTON
Sep 28-30 Srinivasa Vaibhavam Utsav
Sep 29 Special Program — Procession (Purappadu), Discourse and Divya Namam @New Life Plaza
Venue: New Life Plaza, 3945 CR 58, Manvel TX 77578
Contact: Jeevan, 281-402-6585, houston.god@godivinity.org

GOD USA welcomes Sri Ramanujamji, disciple of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Sri M. K. Ramanujam ji will visit different cities in the USA during October-December 2012. Apart from conducting discourses and mass prayers at various locations, he will also conduct secular ‘Inner Transformation’ workshops, Youth Leadership workshops and corporate programs. Stay tuned for updates about Sri Ramanujamji’s programs in your city.

ATLANTA:
Oct 4-6th, 7-9pm—Essence of Srimad Bhagavatam by Sri Ramanujamji
Oct 7th, 4-7pm—Mass Prayer
Venue: Montessori Scholars, Milton, GA
Contact: Kishore, 404-788-7391, raghupathy.rama@gmail.com

HOUSTON:
Nov 17th, 9am-3pm: Youth Leadership Workshop for teenagers
Nov 18th, 9am-3pm: Inner Transformation Workshop for adults
Venue: New Life Plaza, 3945 CR 58, Manvel TX 77578
Contact: Sriram, 832-515-1251, info@thejoyofsharing.org

 


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