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Saturday, September 12, 2020

ISKCON Scarborough - Virtual multimedia class - HG Dravida das - Sunday 6th Sep 2020 - 11 am to 12 noon -"The Six Limbs of Surrender" - The concluding part


Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


Date: 6th Sep 2020

Day: Sunday

Time: 11 am to 12 noon

Topic: "The Six Limbs of Surrender"- The concluding part

Speaker: H.G. Dravida das


Link to join the class from your desktop or laptop:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9150790510?pwd=Wk5GYXVRMkJmdk84MzZJRXBKYUgwUT09

If you click the above link from your desktop or laptop, you will be able to join directly


If you click this link from your cell phone or IPAD etc, you will have to download the Zoom application (less than a minute to download)


H.G. Dravida das

A disciple of Srila Prabhupada, Dravida dasa joined ISKCON in 1973 and has served as an editor and proofreader for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust for over 45 years. From 1983 to 1989 he was part of the team that completed Srila Prabhupada’s magnum opus: a commentated English translation of India's jewel of Vedic wisdom, the 18,000-verse Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana). He also helped produce the revised editions of Srila Prabhupada’s Isopanisad, Krsna Book, Caitanya-Caritamrta, and Teachings of Lord Caitanya, and he is part of the team that produces Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja book every year. In addition to his editing work, he teaches Bhakti Yoga classes at ISKCON’s San Diego temple and other centres in North America.


Throughout all this immersion in transcendental literature, Dravida Dasa developed a love of the Sanskrit language, and especially the elaborate verses of the Bhagavatam and other works of bhakti literature.

His devotion and expertise in chanting form a marvellous combination. He has a been Brahmacari throughout his devotional career.


ISKCON Scarborough

3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

Scarborough, Ontario,

Canada, M1V4C7

Website: www.iskconscarborough.org

Email:

iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

scarboroughiskcon@gmail.com

ISKCON Scarborough - The 6 limbs of surrender- Part 1 - HG Dravida das

 


Saturday, September 5, 2020

ISKCON Scarborough - Virtual multimedia class - HG Dravida das - Sunday 6th Sep 2020 - 11 am to 12 noon-"The Six Limbs of Surrender" - Part 1


Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!



Date: 6th Sep 2020
Day: Sunday
Time: 11 am to 12 noon
Topic: "The Six Limbs of Surrender"- Part 1
Speaker: H.G. Dravida das



Link to join the class from your desktop or laptop:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9150790510?pwd=Wk5GYXVRMkJmdk84MzZJRXBKYUgwUT09

If you click the above link from your desktop or laptop, you will be able to join directly

If you click this link from your cell phone or IPAD etc, you will have to download the Zoom application (less than a minute to download)


H.G. Dravida das



A disciple of Srila Prabhupada, Dravida dasa joined ISKCON in 1973 and has served as an editor and proofreader for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust for over 45 years. From 1983 to 1989 he was part of the team that completed Srila Prabhupada’s magnum opus: a commentated English translation of India's jewel of Vedic wisdom, the 18,000-verse Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana). He also helped produce the revised editions of Srila Prabhupada’s Isopanisad, Krsna Book, Caitanya-Caritamrta, and Teachings of Lord Caitanya, and he is part of the team that produces Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja book every year. In addition to his editing work, he teaches Bhakti Yoga classes at ISKCON’s San Diego temple and other centres in North America.


Throughout all this immersion in transcendental literature, Dravida Dasa developed a love of the Sanskrit language, and especially the elaborate verses of the Bhagavatam and other works of bhakti literature.

His devotion and expertise in chanting form a marvellous combination. He has a been Brahmacari throughout his devotional career.



ISKCON Scarborough

3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

Scarborough, Ontario,

Canada, M1V4C7

Website: www.iskconscarborough.org

Email:

iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
scarboroughiskcon@gmail.com

ISKCON Scarborough- How to advance safely?

 


Friday, September 4, 2020

Srila Prabhupada, Our Founder-Acarya series - 3 part virtual seminars







Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!



Message from ISKCON Toronto:


In 1965, Srila Prabhupada was sixty-nine when he made the trek half-way across the globe to share the authentic message of the Bhagavad-Gita. In 12 years he had travelled the globe 14 times and established 108 ISKCON centres worldwide. This was before the Internet took over our lives, let alone the viral nature of social media. How did Prabhupada accomplish this impossible feat?


We are honoured to have with us HG Suresvara Das who will do a condensed three-part series with us this coming September. This was meant to be an in-depth, in-person seminar which has now been adapted and will be conducted over Zoom and our Facebook page. The seminar is being conducted for devotees across Canada and beyond so feel free to share with your friends. For further queries, please contact education@torontokrishna.com.


Here are the details as also on the poster:


What: Srila Prabhupada, Our Founder-Acarya
When: Sep 5 (Sat), 6 (Sun), 13 (Sun)
Time: 1:00-3:00PM EDT
Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82449816085?pwd=UzQycmRNZ0s0by9KWTVrTitoRlBVZz09


Meeting ID: 824 4981 6085Passcode: 319616

Suresvara dasa Vanacari has been practising the bhakti tradition for over 50 years. He has been involved in the production and distribution of Prabhupada’s books, is a teacher and also writes many articles based on the Vedic teachings. Since 2012 he has been travelling globally to present the series- ‘Srila Prabhupada, Our Founder-Acarya’. This is a thoroughly researched, ten-part series grouped into three stages to help devotees deepen their relationship with and commitment to Srila Prabhupada by giving an introduction to his life and teachings.



ISKCON Scarborough

3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

Scarborough, Ontario,

Canada, M1V4C7

Website: www.iskconscarborough.org

Email:

iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
scarboroughiskcon@gmail.com

Saturday, August 29, 2020

ISKCON Scarborough - online class - Dr Keshav Anand das - Sunday 30th Aug 2020 - 11 am to 12 noon - "How to advance safely"?




Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!




Date: 30th Aug 2020


Day: Sunday


Time: 11 am to 12 noon


Topic: "How to advance safely"?


Speaker: Dr Keshav Anand das






Link to join the class from your desktop or laptop:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9150790510?pwd=Wk5GYXVRMkJmdk84MzZJRXBKYUgwUT09




Dr. Keshav Anand


Dr. Keshav Anand is a professional doctor and a monk. Since the last twenty years he has conducted extensive research and authored books in the field of science and spirituality. He feels the rift between science and spirituality must disappear to bring peace in the world. If spirituality is a superstition and a myth, science is materialistic and atheistic. A new approach to life is needed today that can bring the best of both. Science must re-embrace spirituality and be humble to admit its defects, flaws, and ignorance, and spirituality must base itself on sound, scientific, and rational ideas. Dr. Keshav Anand found this new approach in the Sanskrit sutras of the Vedas and the Bhagavad Gita. For decoding the Sanskrit sutras of the Vedas and the Bhagavad Gita, he studied Sanskrit and Western and Indian philosophy. Besides Sanskrit, he also learned Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, and Kannada to known about other traditions. His persistent endeavor in the field of science and spirituality has enabled him to come up with seminars on diverse topics like Science and the Vedas, Mind and Machines, Science fails to Explain life, Consciousness and Beyond etc. that he has presented in various colleges in India, Europe, and America. Under the guidance of his spiritual master H.H. Bhakti Vikasa Swami, He has also started a Gurukula, a traditional system of Vedic Education, in Punjab, India, where children learn the ancient Vedic culture and values. Besides, he has started a farm community. The community has a traditional way of living with mud huts and thatch roofs. With Cows. And of course, farming. The communities will set a model for the world to show how to live a life based on the principle of ‘Simple living High thinking




ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7
Website: www.iskconscarborough.org
Email:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.comscarboroughiskcon@gmail.com

ISKCON Scarborough - Srimad Bhagavatam Katha - Virtual multimedia presentation - The pastimes of Maharaj Prthu - Part 4(final part) - Saturday 29th Aug 2020


Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


Our 38th month Srimad Bhagavatam Katha (Virtual multimedia class) will continue with the concluding chapters related to Maharaj Prthu.
Maharaj Prthu's pastimes can be found in the 4th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam across 11 chapters -SB 4.13 to 4.23 - 450 verses.


This week's Topic: The pastimes of Maharaja Prthu- part 4 (final part):
Instructions by Maharaja Prthu - SB 4.21
Prthu Maharaja's meeting with the 4 Kumaras - SB 4.22
Maharaja Prthu's going back home - SB 4.23
Date: 29th Aug 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 4 pm to 6 pm

Link to join the class from your desktop or laptop:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9150790510?pwd=Wk5GYXVRMkJmdk84MzZJRXBKYUgwUT09



If you click the above link from your desktop or laptop, you will be able to join directly



If you click this link from your cell phone or IPAD etc, you will have to download the Zoom application (less than a minute to download)





Who is King Prthu

Unlike today's leaders, Maharaja Prthu considered it his primary duty to enlighten the citizens with spiritual knowledge. He knew that any leader who simply exacts taxes from the people, but does not inform them of the mission of human life, is thoroughly condemned.





Benedictions for hearing Maharaj Prthu's pastimes

SB 4.17.6: Pṛthu Mahārāja was a powerful incarnation of Lord Kṛṣṇa's potencies; consequently, any narration concerning his activities is surely very pleasing to hear, and it produces all good fortune.

SB 4.23.31: Any person who describes the great characteristics of King Pṛthu with faith and determination — whether he reads or hears of them himself or helps others to hear of them — is certain to attain the very planet which Mahārāja Pṛthu attained. In other words, such a person also returns home to the Vaikuṇṭha planets, back to Godhead.

SB 4.23.32: If one hears of the characteristics of Pṛthu Mahārāja and is a brāhmaṇa, he becomes perfectly qualified with brahminical powers; if he is a kṣatriya, he becomes a king of the world; if he is a vaisya, he becomes a master of other vaiśyas and many animals; and if he is a śūdra, he becomes the topmost devotee.

SB 4.23.33: It does not matter whether one is a man or woman. Anyone who, with great respect, hears this narration of Mahārāja Pṛthu will become the parent of many children if without children, and will become the richest if without money.

SB 4.23.34: Also, one who hears this narration three times will become very reputable if he is not recognized in society, and he will become a great scholar if he is illiterate. In other words, hearing of the narrations of Pṛthu Mahārāja is so auspicious that it drives away all bad luck.

SB 4.23.35: By hearing the narration of Pṛthu Mahārāja, one can become great, increase his duration of life, gain promotion to the heavenly planets and counteract the contaminations of this Age of Kali. In addition, one can promote the causes of religion, economic development, sense gratification and liberation. Therefore from all sides it is advisable for a materialistic person who is interested in such things to read and hear the narrations of the life and character of Pṛthu Mahārāja.

SB 4.23.36: If a king, who is desirous of attaining victory and ruling power, chants the narration of Pṛthu Mahārāja three times before going forth on his chariot, all subordinate kings will automatically render all kinds of taxes unto him — as they rendered them unto Mahārāja Pṛthu — simply upon his order.

SB 4.23.37: A pure devotee who is executing the different processes of devotional service may be situated in the transcendental position, being completely absorbed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, but even he, while discharging devotional service, must hear, read and induce others to hear about the character and life of Pṛthu Mahārāja.

SB 4.23.38: The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, I have as far as possible spoken the narrations about Pṛthu Mahārāja, which enrich one’s devotional attitude. Whoever takes advantage of these benefits also goes back home, back to Godhead, like Mahārāja Pṛthu.
SB 4.23.39: Whoever, with great reverence and adoration, regularly reads, chants and describes the history of Mahārāja Pṛthu’s activities will certainly increase unflinching faith and attraction for the lotus feet of the Lord. The Lord’s lotus feet are the boat by which one can cross the ocean of nescience.



ISKCON Scarborough

3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

Scarborough, Ontario,

Canada, M1V4C7

Website: www.iskconscarborough.org

Email:

iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
scarboroughiskcon@gmail.com
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