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Control Over the Mind - I
Control Over the Mind - II
"Father, Forgive Them..."
|April 28 |
Fundamentals of Spiritual Life
Ma Sarada Fund
Wednesdays 7:00 To 8:00 P.M.
By Swami Ishtananda
Mondays 7:00 To 8:00 P.M.
*Monthly practice "Sing Along" after the service.
Celebration of Universal Religion
Please go to our Future Events page for information on the Celebration of Universal Religion weekend retreat on May 4 & 5, 2019
Yoga class is being held on Tuesday April 9, 16 & 23, 2019 at 4:15 PM. This class is targeted for men and women of 50 years age and older, and conducted by a professional Yoga instructress. Please contact the office for information regarding fees and enrollment.
Chanting class will be held on April 1, 8, 22 and 29. Class is held at the Swami Swahananda Cottage at 1900 - 1st Street SE. Music practice will be in the chapel on April 15, 2019. The monthly practice "Sing Along" is after the Sunday service on April 21, 2019. All are welcome.
Prayer, study, and interaction with Swami Ishtananda. April 3, 17 & 24, 2019, the test will be Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankaracharya (Crest Jewel of Discrimination). March 13, 2019 the text is The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. Study class is being held at Mother’s House at 176 -19th Avenue SE. All are welcome.
All are welcome to donate for the poor money and other items necessary for daily living. You may bring boxed and canned food to the Center and place them in the designated containers. Food and other articles thus collected is donated to a local, reputed charitable organization.
The repetition of names, the rituals, the forms, and the symbols, all these various things are for the purification of the soul. The greatest purifier among all such things, a purifier without which no one can enter the regions of this higher devotion, is renunciation. This frightens many; yet, without it, there cannot be any spiritual growth. In all our yogas this renunciation is necessary. This is the stepping-stone and the real center and the real heart of all spiritual culture—renunciation. This is religion—renunciation.
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We must have friendship for all; we must be merciful toward those that are in misery; when people are happy, we ought to be happy; and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the min
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Come out into the broad light of day, come out from the little narrow paths, for how can the infinite soul rest content to live and die in small ruts? Come out into the universe of Light. Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you ever felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God.
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It is the cheerful mind that is persevering. It is the strong mind that hews its way through a thousand difficulties. And this, the hardest task of all, the cutting of our way out of the net of maya, is the work reserved only for giant wills.