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Thursday, March 26, 2020

ISKCON Scarborough - Online Srimad Bhagavatam Katha- Rantideva- The personification of Generosity and kindness - Saturday 28th Mar 2020 4 pm to 6 pm

Hare Krsna
Please accept our humble obeisances
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Our 33rd month - interactive, multimedia online Srimad Bhagavatam Katha will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm coming Saturday.
Please note that this is a virtual class where you can take part from the comfort of your home.

Topic: Rantideva - The personification of Generosity and kindness

Date: 28th Mar 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 4 pm to 6 pm

Link to join the class from your desktop or laptop: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9150790510
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)

Summary of the pastime: SB 9.21: King Rantideva and his family fasted for a very long time. When they were finally ready to break the fast they were interrupted in succession by uninvited guests. In spite of his severe thirst and hunger, the king fulfilled the requests of the guests respectfully and without any hesitation. Resultantly, the king was at the verge of his death due to his generosity and kindness but these were the stringent tests by various Demigods that he passed with flying colours.

Benediction for hearing the pastime: All those who followed the principles of King Rantideva were totally favoured by his mercy and became pure devotees, attached to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narayana. Thus they all became the best of yogis.

The life of Rantideva is a practical demonstration of the following verse:
Bhagavad-gita 5.18:

brahmane gavi hastini
suni caiva sva-pake ca
panditah sama-darsinah

The humble sages, by virtue of true knowledge, see with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcaste].

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7
Website: www.iskconscarborough.org

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