Learning Love Through Cooperation

Dear Subscriber,

Considering the plight of all the poor turkeys at holiday time, I wanted to share something to encourage you devotees in the hopes that their sacrifice won't go in vain. 

There is a little limerick I remember from childhood:

each day the farmer came
and the turkey knew he would be fed
until one day the farmer came 
and chop— 

You get the picture. 

While humanity generally likes to think itself above the status of “turkey” (and all other life), a sober person can see we're scarcely different in our approach and totally the same in our end. 

We allow ourselves to be coddled and suckled by entities that don't have our best interest in mind, and one day all that attention ends in an unceremonious death.

Don't be a turkey! Or as Srimad Bhagavatam says, a crow:

“Those words which do not describe the glories of the Lord, who alone can sanctify the atmosphere of the whole universe, are considered by saintly persons to be like unto a place of pilgrimage for crows. Since the all-perfect persons are inhabitants of the transcendental abode, they do not derive any pleasure there.”

Our minds are drawn in by the familiar emotions and ideas offered by talks about money, politics, sports, celebrity culture and most exciting of all — the local gossip! 

But this stuff doesn't really nourish us. It tastes like food, but acts like poison.

Intelligent people know the difference between good stuff that's actually good for them, and stuff that looks good but ends bad. 

You've got the right stuff to make the right decisions, but if you need a little motivation, just remember the turkey. 

For You,
Deva Madhava Das

Community Director

Bhakti Rasayana Sagar Swami

BR Sagar Swami is a disciple of Indradyumna Swami and is a renowned teacher of the Bhakti-yoga tradition, with over 30 years of practice, talks and coaching in the fields of conflict resolution, personal mission, and yoga for success.

Bhakti Rasayana Sagar Swami has completed 14 round-the-world trips, spreading spiritual knowledge in over 20 countries across 4 continents. He is a professional mediator trained in the Harvard University mediation and conflictology materials. His track record includes political and business conflict resolution in the CIS countries, Great Britain, US, India and more.

Please come hear from him on Sunday, December 5th during our Sunday Brunch starting at 11 AM!

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5 DEC Sun: BR Sagar Swami
11 am Onward @ Community Center

Class Schedule

Sunday Brunch 11/21 | Jai Nitai Das
Monday | Kishor Gopal Das
Tuesday | Lokarama Das
Wednesday | Uma Devi Dasi
Thursday | Deva Madhava Das
Friday | Lokarama Das
Saturday | Ujjvala Das
Sunday Brunch 12/4 | HH BR Sagar Swami

Weekly Events

Thursday Night Kirtan: 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday Mangal Arati: 5:30-6:00am 
Saturday Special Class: 8:00-9:00am
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-2:00pm

Morning Class Zoom Link
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Collective Counting

Each of us in the community may be making some effort to share the love with the world in various ways, as we are inspired. One of these ways that a number of us are attempting is to share books on spiritual topics. To encourage each other in this service here's a collective count from last week:


"Each One, Carry One."
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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