We are going through very trying times and the opportunity to do some introspection is just around the corner on 20th December 2007 for Mass Recitation of the
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, Dec 7, 2007
We are going through very trying times and the opportunity to do some introspection is just around the corner on 20th December 2007 for Mass Recitation of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. This has been done for the last 5 years and this will be 6th year in a row.
The Bhagavad Gita is the highest expression of philosophical Hinduism. It is a chapter of the immense Indian epic, the Mahabharata, the saga of the war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas.
Arjuna, hero of the Pandavas, is about to confront the army of the Kauravas on the battlefield of Kuruksetra. Among the opposing army are his friends and relatives. Convinced that it would be wrong to kill his own kinsmen, Arjuna is overcome by despair. He lays down his bow and declares that he will not fight.
Bhagavan Shree Vishnu, incarnated as the charioteer Krishna, explains that Arjuna should do his duty and do battle. The human soul is eternal, never
born and he never dies - therefore no-one is actually slain. If people perform the duties appropriate to their svadharma, without attachment to success or failure, then they cannot be stained by action. The most insignificant practice of such devotional service saves one from the all-devouring fear of repeated birth and death in this world.
The program is as follows: Opening Bhajans 11.00 AM – 11.20 AM Brahma
Samhita 11.20 AM – 11.40AM Invocations and Gita Dhyanam 11.40AM-12.00 Noon Gita Mass Recitation (Ch 1-6) 12.00 Noon–1.30 PM Ekadashi Prasadam Lunch(No grains beans or
lentils) 1.30 PM – 2.15 PM Gita Mass Recitation (Ch 7-13) 2.15 PM – 3.40 PM Break for stretching and quenching 3.40 PM – 3.50 PM Gita Mass Recitation (Ch14-18) 3.50 PM – 5.00 PM Gita Recitation Ch 18 in
English 5.00 PM – 5.20 PM Gita Mahatmyam - Kirtan 5.20 PM – 5.40 PM Message from Mother A Mangalam 5.40 PM – 6.00 PM Message from Datuk A Vaithilingam Thank you messge form Organisers Arati,
Kirtan 6.00 PM – 6.15 PM
Please come to recharge your spiritual values & knowledge. our ancient Munis have jotted down in these Books the salient points and methodologies on how to achieve that 'eternal life" and all that stems from detachment to material desires.
All are welcome to jointly chant the Bhagavad Gita in masse and get spiritual upliftment. Life is a journey where we pick up Sukrti (good karma) to help us to move on to the next world.
The program so far has been hugely successful and many people have learnt the
values of the ancient vlaues.
"When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous." ~ Albert Einstein
"The Bhagavad-Gita calls on humanity to dedicate body, mind and soul to pure duty and not to become mental voluptuaries at the mercy of random desires and undisciplined impulses."
"When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day." ~ Mahatma Gandhi Best wishes
Dr. Kamalanathan Sappani
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