216 19th Avenue South East St. Petersburg, Fl 33705
Ma Sarada Fund
The Center will close the 2017/2018 season with the service on June 24th. We will resume services and classes on September 9, 2018. We send our best wishes for a spiritually invigorating summer to all of our friends and well wishers.
Guru Purnima will be observed on Friday, July 27, 2018 with flower offering in the Panton House shrine at 9:30 AM.
Chanting class will be held on Mondays starting in September 2018. Class is held at the Swami Swahananda Cottage at 1900 - 1st Street SE. All are welcome.
Prayer, study, and interaction with Swami Ishtananda. Study class is being held at Mother’s House at 176 -19th Avenue SE. All are welcome.
Study class will resume in September 2018 with Vivekachudamani of Sri Sankaracharya (Crest Jewel of Discrimination) or The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.
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.
Wednesdays 7:00 To 8:00 P.M.
Sunday services and classes are suspended for July & August 2018
By Swami Ishtananda
*Monthly practice "Sing Along" after the service.
Mondays 7:00 To 8:00 P.M.
Neither seek nor avoid; take what comes. It is liberty to be affected by nothing; do not merely endure, be unattached. Remember the story of the bull. A mosquito sat long on the horn of a certain bull. Then his conscience troubled him, and he said,”Mr. Bull, I have been sitting here a long time, perhaps I annoy you. I am sorry, I will go away.” But the bull replied, “Oh no, not at all! Bring your whole family and live on my horn; what can you do to me?”
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He who grumbles at the little thing that has fallen to his lot to do will grumble at everything. Always grumbling, he will lead a miserable life, and everything will be a failure. But that man who does his duty as he goes, putting his shoulder to the wheel, will see the light, and higher and higher duties will fall to his share.
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I may not find it when I try to grasp it, to sense it, and to actualize it, yet I know for certain that it is there. If I am sure of anything, it is of this humanity which is common to us all. It is through this generalized entity that I see you as a man or a woman. So it is with this universal religion, which runs through all the various religions of the world in the form of God; it must and does exist through eternity. “I am the thread that runs through all these pearls,” and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and the Lord is the thread that runs through all of them; only the majority of mankind are entirely unconscious of it.