Nama Dwaar newsletter – August 2011

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Devotion in Childhood: An Antidote for Life

As age catches up, people realize the transient nature of all things they aspired for. Fame, beauty and wealth did not provide the permanent satisfaction they sought, and now have been replaced with wrinkles, fear and ill-health.

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Pearls from the Ramayana — Grace and Effort

Who can refute the fact that it is only due to the grace of the Almighty that everything happens in this world? But this does not mean we should refrain from carrying out our duties.
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Book Review – Mister God, This is Anna

Anna’s approximately 8 years on this planet, with her 3.5 years with Fynn and his family being the high point of her life, were lived unlike anyone else’s.
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Kids’ Storytime – Vinoba is Right!

Acharya Vinoba Bhave was among the foremost disciples of Gandhiji. Even as a youth he felt attracted to Gandhiji’s principles and embraced the Ashram life. A great social worker, he took up the responsibility of Sabarmati Ashram after Gandhiji. He had the knack of convincing others of his principles and was capable of making them embrace it too.

Click here to read about an interesting incident in Vinoba Bhave’s life…

Kids’ Quiz – Raksha Bandhan Trivia

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is celebrated in different parts of India, especially northern India, around August. Let’s see how much you know about this festival.

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Kids’ Artwork – Milwaukee Gopa Kuteeram coloring contest winner

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News of the month

Houston GOD hosted a booth at Pearland City’s July 4th celebration. Click here to read the report.

A 4-day Guru Poornima Utsav was held at Houston Namadwaar from July 14-17. Read the report here.

Houston GOD conducted a short mass prayer and hosted a booth at the 4th Annual Houston Rath Yatra festival on July 16. Read the report here.

Boston also celebrated Guru Poornima with Akhanda Nama and a special satsang. Read the report here.

Upcoming Events

GOD-Dallas Booth at Ananda Mela — Aug 13 @ Lonestar Grounds, Dallas, TX

Janmashtami celebrations in Holland, MI — Aug 20

4-day utsav with Akhanda Nama sankirtan and varied satsangs @ Chicago, IL — Aug 25-28

Houston Gopa Kuteeram Summer Camp Poornotsav — Aug 20, 5:30 – 8 PM

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