216 19th Avenue South East St. Petersburg, Fl 33705
By Swami Ishtananda
*Monthly practice "Sing Along" after the service.
The Center will close the 2016/2017 season with the service on June 25th. We will resume services and classes on September 10, 2017. We send our best wishes for a spiritually invigorating summer to all of our friends and well wishers.
Ma Sarada Fund
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 less passion there is, the better we work. The calmer we are, the better for us, and the more amount of work we can do. When we let loose our feelings, we waste so much energy, shatter our nerves, disturb our minds, and accomplish very little work......It is only when the mind is very calm and collected that the whole of its energy is spent in doing good work. And if you read the lives of the great workers which the world has produced, you will find that they were wonderfully calm men.
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By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands now, we make ourselves stronger, and improving our strength in this manner step by step, we may even reach a state in which it shall be our privilege to do the most coveted and honored duties in life and society.
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The man whose heart never cherishes even the thought of injury to anyone, who rejoices at the prosperity of even his greatest enemy that man is the bhakta, he is the yogi, he is the guru of all, even though he lives every day of his life on the flesh of swine. Therefore we must always remember that external practices have value only as helps to develop internal purity. It is better to have internal purity alone when minute attention to external observances is not practicable.
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He who cries out with his whole heart, "O Lord, I want but Thee" - to him the Lord reveals Himself.