Nama Dwaar newsletter – January 2013

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New Year Message from HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Excerpts from Jan 1, 2013 Mass Prayer conducted by HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

The holy land of Bharat is home to a multitude of great scriptures ranging from the Upanishads, Puranas, Itihasas to the divine pasurams of Azhwars and the thevarams of the Nayanmars. One life is not sufficient to thoroughly learn and understand the meaning of even one of these scriptures, let alone all of them.
In ancient times, Bharat led the world in all fields, be it law, economy, astronomy, science, mathematics or all the art forms, primarily due to the spiritual strength of its citizens. The downfall of this great nation is solely due to the fact that we slowly let go of our spirituality.
This said…Click here to read more.

The Clan with No Intellect

The purpose of all mind quests is to stop that very questioning mind. The purpose of all action is to nullify the results of past actions. The purpose of all efforts is freedom. The purpose of all learning is to unlearn. In fact, our whole life’s purpose is to unwind ourselves back to the state of Oneness, say the scriptures and the wise ones.
So what does it mean to unlearn? Read more here.

“God Lived with Them” by Swami Chetanananda

Pages of Inspiration – Book Review

This invaluable book chronicles the lives of the 16 monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (including Swami Vivekananda): their early lives, how they came to Sri Ramakrishna, his influence on them, their lives after his mahasamadhi, and how they later carried on their Master’s work in the world.
Click here to read more about the book.

Will Rama Nama Provide Food?

Children’s story

One day, Emperor Akbar and his minister Birbal, with a few soldiers, went on a visit to a nearby province. On the way, as they galloped on their horses, Akbar noticed Birbal moving his lips constantly. When asked, Birbal said…
Click here to read what Birbal said and what happened next.

Kids’ Quiz – Anjaneya (Hanumanji) Trivia

Hanuman jayanti was celebrated on January 11, 2013 in several parts of India and the world. On this special occasion, let’s test your knowledge about this endearing, powerful and humble divine figure…
Click here to take the quiz.

News of the month

Sri Ramanujam ji’s 2012 satsang/lecture tour of the USA came to a grand close with a wonderful Srimad Bhagavata Mahotsavam at Houston which was attended by several devotees from across the USA.
Here are also links to the reports of other events conducted in December by Sri Ramanujamji in California, Detroit and Houston:

California Bay Area
Gopa Kuteeram Annual Day Celebrations
Krishnarpanam – 3-Day Lecture Series at Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale CA
Satsang at the residence of Sri Raj and Smt. Chitra Raj

Redding, CA
Gopa Kuteeram Play Performance
3-Day Lecture Series on Bhagavata Dharma

Detroit, MI
Srimad Bhagavata Saptaham at Sri Balaji Temple of Great Lakes, West Bloomfield, MI

Houston, TX
Satsang at the residence of Sri Kasturi Saranathan
Inner Transformation Workshop at Melvin Knapp Senior Center, Pearland, TX
G.O.D. Fundraiser Concert, Melody of Compassion, Pearland, TX
Grand Srimad Bhagavata Mahotsavam at Houston Namadwaar, Manvel, TX

Upcoming Events

12-Hour Akhanda Nama Sankirtan at Houston Namadwaar, 3642 Bailey Ave, Manvel TX
Jan 20 – 7 am to 7 pm
Jan 31 – 7 am to 7 pm
Feb 1 – 7 am to 7 pm

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