1. On behalf of the Vedanta Society of Calgary , I would like to thank Aparajita Bagchi[ a student of Sharmila Mazumdar] for singing a song at the Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda which was held on 26th. Jan.2014,at the Calgary Vedanta Center. Thanks to Sharmila Mazumdar for reading and explaining a paragraph from “Vivekananda Puthi”. I, would also like to thank the children[along with their parents & teacher Anirban Bosu] for the Vedic chanting at this program
Ratna Chatterjee read the following three poems ,composed by Swami Vivekananda:
a] IN SEARCH OF GOD [ This poem forms part of a letter written to Prof. John Henry Wright on 4th. September 1893 from Salem,USA.].
b] KALI THE MOTHER[Swamiji wrote this poem in 1898 during the days of pilgrimage to the mother Goddess temple ” Kshir Bhavani” in Kashmir, India].
c] PEACE [Swamiji composed this poem at RIDGELY MANOR,1899,New York, USA].
I presented another poem entitled ” TO THE FOURTH OF JULY”, composed by Swamiji on the 4th. of July,1898,when he was travelling with some American disciples in Kashmir,India. Moreover, I talked about the influence of Swamiji on Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose during and after the 1900 PARIS CONGRESS.
Thanks to Dharshini Paramanathan & Poorni Gopalapillai for providing the refreshment at this program.
Quotation from Swami Vivekananda’s lecture on VEDANTISM:
” What is needed in this age is giving, helping others. What is meant by Danam[ Sanskrit word, close to English word: charity or gift]?The highest gifts is the giving of spiritual knowledge, the next is the giving of secular knowledge ,and the next is the saving of life; the last is giving food and drink.He who gives spiritual knowledge, saves the soul from many and many a birth. He who gives secular knowledge opens the eyes of human beings towards spiritual knowledge, and far below these ,rank all other gifts,even saving of life“.
2. On behalf of the Vedanta Society of Calgary, I would like to invite you along with your relatives and friends to the celebration of the Birth Anniversary of Shri Ramakrishna ,which will be held at the VEDANTA CENTER[ #405,4655-54th.Avenue,NE,Calgary,AB T3Z3Z4] on MARCH,22nd,2014,SATURDAY,10AM to 1PM.
Revered Swami Kripamayananda,Minister and Teacher of Toronto Vedanta Society of Ramakrishna Mission ,has kindly agreed to conduct this ceremony.
At the end of this program,[prosad]-vegetarian lunch will be distributed. The cost of this lunch will be provided by one of our member Gargi Nag.
May the blessings of Shri Ramakrishna,Holy Mother and Swamiji be always with Gargi and her family.
N.B. Please let me know if you did not receive yet the tax-deductible receipt for your donations to our society during the taxation year of 2013. R.C.
JOY SHRI RAMAKRISHNA