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Dear << Test First Name >>,
This week we will have satsang at two places. Satsang at Valrico in Sudhir Prabhu and Renuka Mathaji's home and at Tampa in Anand Prabhu and Bhargavi Mathaji's home. Dear devotees for your convenience there are two satsang, please choose the nearest satsang location and be part Bhakti Yoga Satsang and get the divine nectar. Looking forward for all your association.
We had a grand Harinam Sankirtan at the Gasparilla Event in Tampa last week. Thank you devotees from Alachua and Gainesville for wonderful Harinam, thank you Tampa devotees for serving prasadam feast and thank you everyone for joining us.
Hope to see you all in the Satsang program this week.
Your Bhakti Yoga Team
Date: February, 4th
Time: 6 PM to 9PM
Experiance Kirtan, Explore the Science of Self Realization from Bhagavad Gita and Vedic literatures, Kids activity and Education and a Delicious prasadam meal.
Advaita Acharya Apperance Day Friday, Februaury 3rd, 2017
Advaita Acharya appeared in fifteenth century Bengal, India, as a teacher of Krishna consciousness. He is frequently mentioned in the biography of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Chaitanya Charitamrita, as an intimate associate of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and as an avatar of Krishna (specifically an incarnation of Sadashiva and Maha-Vishnu).
Chaitanya Charitamrita relates how Advaita Acharya was so pained to see the degraded condition of the people in Kali Yuga, the Age of Quarrel, that He fervently prayed for Krishna Himself to descend and remedy the situation. Sri Advaita worshiped Krishna on the banks of the Ganges with Ganges water and Tulasi leaves, crying out and begging for the Lord to come save the suffering souls. In response to Sri Adwaita Acharya's devotion and compassion, Krishna decided to appear, in the form of His own devotee—Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Advaita Acharya was the first among Mahaprabhu's associates to appear within the material world. Some sixty years prior to Mahaprabhu's own advent, Advaita Acharya had already begun chanting Krishna's names in the streets with devotees and discussing scriptures on devotional service to Krishna.
Advaita Acharya's name indicates that He is nondifferent—advaita—from Krishna, and spiritual master—acharya—because He taught devotional service to Krishna. Advaita Acharya lived in Shantipura and Mayapura, in what is now West Bengal, and was the head of the Vaishnava community of Nadia.
Lord Nityananda's Apperance Day Wednesday Februaury 8rd, 2017
Nityananda Prabhu appeared as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's principal associate for spreading the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord. He appeared in 1474 in the village of Ekachakra, now in West Bengal. He especially spread the holy name of Krishna throughout Bengal. His beauty was so enchanting and He was so full of ecstatic love for Krishna that, wherever He moved, crowds of people would follow and become lovers of God. He is considered an incarnation of Krishna's principal expansion, Balarama. Fast until noon in observance of the appearance anniversary of Lord Nityananda.
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The Bhagavad Gita is the essence of all Vedic literature. As part of our weekly discussions, we can learn these verses from Bhagavad Gita to supplement our learning. The recordings are perfect for teaching children also.