News Letter-December 2013

1. On behalf of the Vedanta Society of Calgary, I would like to invite you along with your all the family members to participate at the 160TH  Birth Anniversary of the Holy Mother Shri Sarada Devi on SUNDAY,22nd. December,2013,3PM, at the VEDANTA CENTER[#405,4655-54th.Avenue NE,Calgary,AB T3Z3Z4.We will also celebrate X-mass at the same time slot.

    A few lines  from a letter[Dec.11,1910 ,Cambridge,Mass.]of Sister Nivedita addressed to Holy Mother:
                  “Surely you are the most wonderful thing of God- Sri Ramakrishna’s own chalice of His Love for the world – a token left with His children, in these lonely days, and we should be very still and quiet before you- except indeed for a little fun. Surely the “wonderful things of God” are all quiet-stealing unnoticed into our lives- the air and the sunlight and the sweetness of gardens and of the[river] Ganges. These are the silent things that are like you.”
          2. This year of 2013 is the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.[ More than a dozen of devotees from Calgary,Red Deer and Edmonton, attended  the Chicago Celebration at the beginning of November.]
       I would like to draw your attention to the fact that 120 years ago Swami Vivekananda landed in Vancouver[Canada] ,to attend the Chicago Parliament of Religion.
           3. This is the Centennial year of Nobel Prize in literature for a Non-European Rabindra  Nath Tagore[ Banerjee].
   Tagore’s tribute to THE PARAMHANSA  RAMAKRISHNA DEVA:
                             Diverse courses of worship
                             from varied springs of fulfilment
                             have mingled in your meditation
                             The manifold revelation of the joy of the Infinite
                              has given form to a shrine of unity in your life
                              where from far and near arrive salutations
                                    to which I join mine own.
[ Refreshment will be provided at the end of the program .]
                                      JOY SHRI RAMAKRISHNA
                             Ramananda Chatterjee[VSC-president]
                         www.vedantacalgary.com
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