Dear Friends,

Hope this meets you all well.

“O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, this entire universe, with its great, exalted demigods like Lord Śiva, Lord Brahmā and Lord Indra, is under the control of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Yet the Supreme Lord has one transcendental attribute: He comes under the control of His devotees.” SB 10.9.19

This week we continue our Kartik lectures with topics that attempt to help us get a deeper understanding of 3 very special relationships:
The Master and his disciple
The Lord and his devotee and
The Soul and the body.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH -The importance of accepting a Spiritual Master – HG Kanka Mataji

SM&DWhy do we need a Spiritual Master? What is his role in our lives? What is the purpose of initiation? Come and find out the answer to all these and other questions as we discuss the slokas in the 4th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, that talk about approaching a Spiritual Master.

6:00 – 7:50 pm Lecture on Importance of accepting a Spiritual Master.

7:50 – 8:30 pm Lighting of ghee lamps and singing the Damodarastakam followed by prasadam.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18th – Mother Yasoda binds Lord Krishna

MY&DMother Yasoda was feeding Lord Krsna when the pot of milk she had kept on the stove, boiled over. In her haste she put little Krsna down and ran to save the milk. What Krsna did next, and mother Yasoda’s reaction to his mischievous deeds, is eternally recorded in loving detail, in the 10th Canto 9th Chapter of the SB. Come and relish this wonderful lila of the Lord with us as we understand the deeper significance of this pastime of the Lord and his pure devotee.

Speaker: H.G Jagarini Mataji

7.30 – 10.00 am: Brahma Samhita recitation followed by ‘Mother Yasoda binds Lord Krsna’

10:00 am: Guru Puja and then prasadam will be served.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 19th – The Soul is Amazing

SoulThe same spiritual spark that exists within the body of an ant also inhabits the body of a giant sperm whale or an expansive banyan tree. Understanding the astonishing abilities and qualities that define this wonderful eternal spark is the topic of our Sunday lecture. Come and be amazed by the wonders of the Soul!

4:30 to 6pm Talk by His Grace Srivas Pandit Prabhu
6:00pm Sandhya Aartik along with lighting of ghee lamps
7:00pm Prasadam

If you would like to sponsor a Sunday Feast, to commemorate a special occasion (like birthday or wedding anniversary) or just in general, please write to us at isvconnect@gmail.com. We will offer the bhoga to the Deities and serve prasadam to all the devotees in your name. Donation amount for the Sunday Feast is $301 only.

Take the ‘Kartik 2014 – CHAD challenge’

Kartik CHAD aims to inspire every intelligent human being to read one chapter of Bhagavad Gita every day during the all-auspicious Kartik month from 08 Oct 2014 to 06 Nov 2014. CHAD founder H.G Vaisesika Prabhu recommends Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 15.

We welcome you take up CHAD Gita challenge and spread it around by nominating your friends/family/acquaintances by tagging them on your Facebook page. Please also tag ISV Chad page while doing so. Thank you for your consideration!