11-27-2005 - America Saraswata Sangha

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Jayaguru

Nilachala Saraswata Sangha

Branch: America Saraswata Sangha

Program for Sastrapatha

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Date: November 27, 2005

Time:

10am-11am

(Eastern)

/09am-10am

(Central)

/07am-08am

(Pacific)

/3pm-4pm

(GMT)

Phone Number - 1-702-851-4040

Access Code - 52924878

Topic

Connect everyone through Phone

Pranam and opening of the curtain

Shri Guru Pranam - Short Stotra Bandana

Sansara Pathe

3 rd

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Discussion

Bhaba Binimaya

Invitation for the next session

– 12-11-05

Truti Bichyuti

Nara rupa dharam

Brundaban Bhai

Prabhakar Bhai

Gyan Bhai

Rabi Bhai

Sibani Dwibedy

Maa

Rabi Bhai

Pages

168

Time

9:58

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Jayaguru

Nilachala Saraswata Sangha

Branch: America Saraswata Sangha

Program for Kids’ Session

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Date: November 27, 2005

Time:

11:15am-11:40am

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/10:15am-10:40am

(Central)

/08:15am-08:40am

(Pacific)

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4:15pm - 4:40pm

(GMT)

Phone Number - 1-702-851-4040

Access Code - 52924878

Topic

Pranam and opening of the curtain (Bhaba

Bandhana…)

Shri Guru Pranam - Short Stotra Bandana

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11:15

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Introduction

Reading

– Kids Nigamananda

Discussion

– Q/A

Bhaba Binimaya

Invitation for the next session

– 12-11-05

Truti Bichyuti (Forgiveness for any mistakes)

Pranam and closing of Curtain (Nara rupa dharam)

Bijoy Bhai

Amrita

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Shreya

Swati

Shreya

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Beginning Prarthana:

Bhaba Bandhana Mochana Pujyabaram

Gunahinamasesha Gunadhipatim

Bhaba-bhirujane Satatam Baradam

Pranamami Gurum Siva Kalpatarum

Shri Guru Pranam:

Brahmanandam parama sukhadam kevalam jnanamurtim

Dvandatitam gagana sadrisam tattvamasyadi laksyam

Ekam nityam vimalamachalam sarvadhi saksibhutam

Bhavatitam trigunarahitam sadgurum tam namami.

Ending Prarthana:

Nara-rupa Dharam Parama Purusam

Prabhaya Hrida Tamasha Nashakaram

Muni-manasa Sebita Shri-charanam

Pranamami Gurum Siva Kalpatarum

Invitation:

Jayaguru. I invite Shri Shri Thakura, all the kids and their parents to our next session to be held on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 11:15 eastern time.

Truti Bichyuti:

Jayaguru. On behalf of all the kids of America Saraswata Sangha, I beg for forgiveness from Shri Shri Thakur for any mistakes that we might have made.

Kids Nigamananda (Chapter – 3)

At the age of 17, Nalinikanta got married. Due to profound enthusiasm of his father, Bhubanamohan, khudi (wife of fa ther’s younger brother), and mausis (mother’s sisters), he had to concur with the proposition of marriage. Mr. Bhattacharya decided to get his son married considering the facts that Nalini will take up employment soon, so this is a good reason for him to marry, and when the daughter-in-law comes

Bhubanamohan himself does not have to cook. Besides, he did not forget that

Nalinikanta’s horoscope had indicated of him becoming a sanyasi. Moreover, if his mother Yogendramohini were alive, given the tradition in those days, they would have gotten him married even at an earlier age.

Baidyanath Mukhopadhyay lived in village Halisahar of Chabish Pragana district.

His eldest daughter was exceptionally beautiful. When mother Yogendramohini was alive, she had wanted her to be the bride for Nalinikanta. Thus, Bhubanamohan performed the marriage of Nalinikanta with the same lady. The name of that gorgeous lady was Sudhanshubala.

Nalinikanta’s khudi and mausis have become old by then. His khudi had wanted

Nalini to live in their house with his wife after marriage. Nalinikanta’s mausis had provided for his educational expenses. Their desire was that the new daughter-in-law would look after them and Nalini would act according to their wishes. Such thoughts were obvious on their part since they did not have any children to care for them.

But after marriage, Nalinikanta told his mausis that Sudhadevi would stay in

Kutabpur to look after his father. Nalinikanta had arrived at this conclusion considering the facts that his father has been performing all household work including cooking all by himself at his old age and that for to this reason he had agreed to marry. However, when the mausis, being annoyed at this act, showed a little reluctance, Nalinikanta decided not to accept money from them for his education. He felt like loosing his selfesteem realizing the fact that mausis were providing for his educational expense keeping their own interests in mind. Therefore, he discontinued with his education at the survey school and applied for an instructor position at Kutabpur primary school.

Simultaneously, he also started to look for a job as an ameena (land surveyor) at various places.

Bhubanamohan was delighted to witness Nalinikanta’s thoughtfulness and devotion toward him. His daughter-in-law, Sudhanshubala, was incredibly skillful and very caring. Bhubanamohan had not experienced such happiness in life since the death of his wife, Yogendramohini. Leaving two sons in their maternal house in

Radhakantapur for their education, he started to live happily in Kutabpur with his youngest son, Ramapada. Since Nalinikanta gave up his education at the survey school due to his dissatisfaction at their behavior, the mausis were embarrassed and felt very bad. So, they voluntarily accepted all responsibilities of the other two brothers.

Since for the past two years Nalinikanta was living away from village, his contemporary youths were disheartened. Now that he has taken up employment as an instructor in the village, enthusiasm was running high among them. With Nalinikanta, they started having fun with daily session of devotional songs, prayers, chanting, acting,

etc. Assuming the leadership role, Nalinikanta wrote scripts and performed drama, musical plays, and band etc. with his friends. At that time he had written a screenplay named ‘Taranisen Badha’ and a novel called ‘Sudhanshubala’. In addition to these, he also had written a few other scripts.

Sudhanshubala had profound eagerness for studies. Therefore, Nalinikanta himself was teaching her at times. In the village, the youngsters also became ideal as a result of Nalinikanta’s exemplary lessons. His jovial and amicable nature brought joy and bliss in the village and in the society as well.

About a year or a year and half after his marriage, Nalikanta had to leave village as he got a job as a land surveyor. Independent minded, energetic, and outspoken

Nalinikanta faced many difficulties at his workplace. He could never tolerate any injustice done by anyone; but without flattery towards higher officials one would not be able to keep the overseer job. Nalinikanta was never an exponent of corruption or dishonesty. Therefore, the chief officer and other officials of the landlord were upset with him. But, idealistic Nalinikanta did not support corruption; hence, he had to switch from job to job. An honest person never goes hungry. Nalinikanta was able to find jobs at other places. Gradually he was able to gain fame, wealth, and power.

Although he was leading a household life, had taken up employment and was taking care of his family like any other person, his mind was somewhat detached from the household life. When he had some free time, he read religious books. After his mother’s death he had gotten the impression that there is no life after death. The fact that mother Yogendramohini loved him so much; she had even blessed him before dying, if life exists after death, why did she not revisit him if she was in a different world?

Would a loving mother like Yogendramohini not come to solace her dearest son Nalini, who was so crestfallen due to her death? Hence, it must be true that a person loses existence after his/her death; but according to Hindu religion, a dead person goes to a different world call ed “Paraloka”.

What is this “Paraloka”? To comprehend this, Nalinikanta started reading many scriptures. However, since he could not find any credible solution anywhere, he became a nonbeliever of the paraloka or life after death.

Even though Nalinikanta did not believe in life after death, he did not abandon his duties. He had controlled his senses (jeetendriya), and was a righteous (sadachar) and principled (satpathagami) person. He did not neglect to earn money in order to care for his old father, younger brothers, and his wife. He was making efforts according to his ability to help his neighbors and the society at large.

His primary objective was to lead an exemplary household life. His honorable wife, Sudhadevi, was also inspired by his ideology. Both of them, by maintaining virtuous married life like Hara and Gouri, had inspired the society to continue on the righteous path. However, at that time a dreadfully tragic incident occurred as a result of which his life took a different turn.

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