Date: 01 February 2009
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm EST
Venue: Residence of Smt Ranjani Rajashekar and Sri Rajashekar, Plainville, MA
A 10 min mahamantra kirtan marked the beginning of satsang. The devotees then chanted the Vishnu Sahasranama. Smt Ranjaniji and Smt Nithyaji then lead the group for a few of Sri Sri Swamiji’s kirtans namely
Rama Naamam Solvathey
Anjayena Anjaneya Rama
The Abhang Guru Mata Guru Pita was also sung.
This was followed by Sri Narayananjis inspiring speech glorifying Sanathana Dharma. He narrated how Sanathana Dharma was the most scientific dharma and how the dharma emphasizes God Realization as the goal of human life. Just there are be 4 different stair ways to reach a temple pond, so also there are different ways to attain the Supreme Being and Sanathana Dharma lays out the paths too. Thus by treading on these paths, our ancestors have successfully realized God. Hence God realization is well within reach. But the path they followed is subjected to time. In kali yuga, people have a dull mind/ intellect to realize God. They have neither time nor interest to realize God. Hence, the path that our ancestors followed, like yagnam, dhyanam, yoga and pooja not suitable for us in kali yuga. Narayananji re-iterated the Kali Santarana Upanishad verse that said that Namakirtan is the only way to attain God in kali Yuga and also emphasized on the Mahamantra as said in Kali Santarana Upanishad, as the best mantra to attain God.
Smt Nithya Balasubramanian then narrated a few incidents from the life of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who was a great scholar who had mastered all the scriptures. This mahan, threw all the scriptures into the Ganges and set out to chant the Mahamantra. He was so devoted to chanting the Mahamantra that at the sight of Mahaprabhu, even the plants, animals and worst of sinners started to chant the Mahamantra.
Smt Ranjaniji then requested the devotees to chant Mahamantra regularly. This satsang concluded with another 10 mins of Mahamantra. Sri Rajashekarji performed the Harathi. Around 15 devotees, who were blessed to attend the satsang, received Prasad and resolved to chant Mahamantra regularly.