The Compassion of Mahans
The shastras describe the infinite attributes, powers, and characteristics of God. So what is that one attribute of God that stands out as the most benign and wonderful? It is the quality of “Prema” or “Unconditional Love”.
But how does a layman get to experience this Divine Love of God? The answer lies with the mahatmas who descend on this earth to carry out the Lord’s work. Out of the infinite avataras of the Lord, only rarely does God descend with the attribute of Divine Love in totality. One such rare avatar is that of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu…
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa as a Guru
It is indeed a great fortune to be gifted with a Sadguru. When one’s devotion to God ripens, God in the form of the Guru shows Himself before the devotee to lead him out of the endless cycles of birth and death. Though we may sometimes think that we have chosen the Guru as his teachings may have appealed to us, the truth is that it is the Sadguru who chooses us and never lets go of us.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a great mahan who lived in the 19th century, was indeed such a Sadguru, a “kArana rahita krupa nidhi” (one who is a storehouse of compassion for no reason at all!)
Answers and Beyond…
Q: Why do the temples have more than one deity apart from the main deity? Is it right to worship more than one god at the same time?
Kids’ Storytime – How Hanuman Tried To Swallow the Sun!
“Hanuman was a bundle of mischief when he was a child. He was very active. So he had a very healthy appetite too. He was ready to eat anything that was tasty and within his reach.
Read what happens next…
Kids’ Quiz – Shivaratri Trivia
Let’s see how much you know about Him and His special night…
News of the month
GOD satsang in Boston organized a kids Ramayana session on Feb 4… Click here for a detailed report.
Houston Namadwaar conducted a 12-hour Akhanda Nama Sankirtan on Feb 19.
A 4-year-old’s birthday was celebrated in Houston with a 6-hour Akhanda Nama sankirtan, a puppet show on Sant Jnaneshwar and lots of themed fun games.Read more here.
Mid-west GOD satsang conducted their monthly Gopa Kuteeram session on Feb 27. They also organized a satsang in Michigan on Feb 19 at the residence of Sri Jhagen/Smt Shreedevi. Click here to read more
Dallas GOD satsang held a special Nama satsang on Feb 12, 2011 at the residence of Smt. Uma and Sri Meyyappan.
Read report here…
- GOD welcomes everyone to Houston, TX to celebrate the FIRST ANNIVERSARY of NAMADWAAR, a prayer house powered by the Divine Name 3642 Bailey Avenue, Manvel, TX 77578 on March 19, 2011 For more information contact Jeevan Nair 281-573-8087
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. See the flyer here…
- Seattle GOD Satsang will conduct two Sampradaya Spring camps:
Mar 28 to Apr 1—For Kids aged 5—10 yrs
Apr 6 to Apr 8—For Teenagers
Contact Priya Murali at 425-445-0157 or 206-399-1058
Camps conducted at Vedic Cultural Center (ISKCON) 1420 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075
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