Vedic Oasis for Inspiration Culture and Education

Issue-003

4th Aug ‘07
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The VOICE Messenger
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In This Issue…
Srila Prabhupada Uvacha... VOICE/YOGA Summer Camps Special Visits Hare Krsna to you-Birthday Celebrations 4 “Arpan for NVCC” 4

Srila Prabhupada Uvacha
The members of the Krishna consciousness movement are not at all interested in so-called meditation in the Himalayas or the forest, where one will not only make a show of meditation, nor are they interested in opening many schools for yoga and meditation in the cities. Rather, every member of the Krishna consciousness movement is interested in going door to door to try to convince people about the teachings of Bhagavad-gita As It Is. That is the purpose of the Hare Krishna movement. The members of the Krishna consciousness movement must be fully convinced that without Krishna one cannot be happy. Thus the Krishna conscious person avoids all kinds of pseudo spiritualists, transcendentalists, mediators, monists, philosophers and philanthropists. SB 7.9.45

VOICE Summer Camps UTKARSH 07’….
A group of 124 students headed by HG Radheshyam Pr from VOICE, Pune conducted a four days Utkarsh Camp at ISKCON, Sri Mayapur. This camp is aimed at increasing the understanding and faith of student devotees in Prabhupada and his mission. The participants were students from different Engineering Colleges of Pune, IIT Kharagpur and other parts of India. As a part of the camp, special classes were given by HH Subhog Swami Maharaj, HG Jananivas Pr and HG Pankajhangri Pr. Students performed the drama "Jagai Madhai's deliverance" at the end of the camp. HG Pankajanghri Pr graced the occasion. Student devotes who attended the camp expressed that their hearts were filled with bliss and joy as they attended mangla arthi, chanted japa and had wonderful classes in a totally spiritual setting at Sri Mayapur dham. They were enthused to visit Gurukul, when they saw young enthusiastic and pure hearted devotee boys practicing Krishna Consciousness. A student devotee commented that we can understand here how vedic education is so sublime in developing character of a person unlikemodern education. Our thanks to HG Sankarshan Nitai Pr,General Manager of ISKCON, Mayapur and many other temple management devotees who helped us in various ways to make this camp as a successful camp.

We'll be eternally grateful to all devotees who helped us and guided us time to time. - HG BalGovind Pr VOICE Pune

Preachers and Managers Forum
On 5th Aug HG Radheshyam Pr spoke how a leader is also a teacher and he is chosen & the power is given to him by the people and how he should give 1

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that power back by empowering his followers. He also spoke that a leader should create an atmosphere where people want to do what the leader wants to do. analogy of water is everywhere as there is degree of humidity everywhere, but it cannot quench thirst, we need liquid form to quench thirst. He also gave the analogy of Mobile Phone- Electromagnetic waves are everywhere in air but we need mobile device to communicate. He told that Prabhupada used to say if God is everywhere then is He not in temple? And if he is everywhere then why don’t you pay obeisances everywhere? The desire of Prabhupada was to make every home into temple. HG Radheshyam Pr mentioned the purpose of opening new ISKCON temple is, to give chance to people for hearing about Krishna so that this dirty heart may be cleansed. Atmosphere in temple is perfect for doing Bhakti, stress free, free Prasadam and glorify Lord by chanting the holy names. - Bh Ravi (Girigovardhan VOICE)

Bharati Engg.College invitesVOICE
He discussed the characteristics of a good leader, which are 1) Strict Sadhana 2) Integrity – Hypocritical behavior can destroy the faith of others. A leader should have strong mission and he should identify with it. 3) Humble and respectful – A leader is nonjudgmental & takes the people as they are and engages them accordingly. Characteristics of a bad leader are 1) Neglects sadhana. 2) Harsh and angry – He takes things personally and is very impatient. 3) Scheming and manipulating – Using people for achieving a goal without considering their needs. 4) Disregarding his own leader – Speculation and independence. A leader should have moral and academic integrity. Bh Vipul Agarwal (Murlidhar VOICE) “A relief for satisfaction seeking youth from “the material pool of dissatisfaction”“I searched for love in the world of Dockers & I searched for peace in the world of hawkers; until came that consciousness when I was in my teachers shed that I should find this transcendental bliss in going back to godhead.” – This was the response of Nishith kumar a 3rd year student from Bharati engineering college. On 1st Aug Vice chancellor Shivajirao Kadam invited the director of VOICE HG Radheshyam Pr to enlighten the students on how to overcome stress in every sphere of student life. The seminar hall was filled with 200 students, Vice Principal and many senior staffs were present. Vice Principal felicitated HG Radheshyam Pr and suggested the students to take maximum benefits of such seminars by VOICE. The speaker presented many powerful slides covering present situation of stressed youth, causes of stress and definite solutions to eradicate stress. Mr Vipul Gupta a 4th year student says this is my life’s most helpful seminar. The beauty of the seminar was at the end 60 boys enrolled for attending DYS-a six session certificate course. - Bh Munish Manas (Mayapur VOICE)

Saturday VOICE meeting on “If God is everywhere then what is the need of temple” by HG Kaunteya Pr & HG Radheshyam Pr
HG Kaunteya pr from Italy was introduced to ISKCON in 1980 and initiated in 1981; he is a PhD in Indovedic psychology. He began the presentation with the existence of God everywhere but most persons in the world can’t perceive. Therefore the Lord appears in temple in Archa-Vigra so that we can serve him. He gave the

Special Lecture on “Mercy” by HG Krishna Smaran Pr (28th July ‘07)
HG Krishna Smaran Pr (Dr P V Krishnan, PhD Applied Mechanics, Prof, IIT Delhi) expressed that we are completely made of mercy. When we consider our qualification, we quickly realize that not only we are insignificant but we are poverty 2

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stricken of internal Vaisnava qualities. A servant should know the feelings of the master and the mission very nicely. If one is in contact with the descending mercy of parampara then only he will understand that he is suffering and he will be delivered. He pointed out the duty of a KC person is to give Holy Name. Lord Chaitannya taught vairagya vidya. Haridas Thakur changed the consciousness of prostitute. He took the risk. We are not like him. So devotee has to do the things of yukta vairagya very carefully; seeing the things in connection to the process of KC. So one should consult his seniors to what extent he can practice this principle. We should be very grateful for the risks which have been taken for our KC. If we don’t represent properly, we can become yoga nastah. Bh Mayank Bhasin (Bhisma YOGA)

Book distribution at IIT Kharagpur
Arjun, a 5th year devotee says that this year’s book distribution is ecstatic, books were going like water. Mani Kumar, a second year devotee confident of Gaur Nitai’s mercy has got the 1st book distribution experience. Siddhartha is excited about discovering “The Damodar Acharya” style. According to this, he would enter a student room and welcomes the junior to IIT and enquires about his well-being. Then he interviews the person about the inauguration lecture given by the Director Prof. Damodar Acharya. When the person next quotes the director saying how it is very important for each of us to develop an all-round personality, then Siddhartha adds how he is a part of a youth group with the same ambition and that we scientifically study Vedic truths to apply it practically on our daily lives to make technocrats, leaders like you and me to make a notable impact on the society. Having said this he wouldn’t find any difficulty in distributing at least one book to that person. He and also Chirag have created the record of distributing 12 books in a single room. ShivShankar, was provoked by an atheist but he intelligently answered
GROUP Satyadarshi Ashish G Sandesh Arjun R Pavan VSK Ashish Agrawal Sr TOTAL DYS 25 51 30 48 38 55 247 SM 9 27 19 23 24 24 126 SS 11 16 15 30 24 18 114 YSJ 1 0 0 39 4 0 43 Total 46 94 64 139 90 97 530

Qualities of a Krishna Conscious LeaderHG Krishna Smaran Pr (28th July ‘07)
A KC leader inspires fearlessness and compassion in the hearts of all living entities. We need to become malleable to the desires of Krishna and devotees. If we recognize our spiritual poverty then Krishna’s mercy flows. Prabhji was mentioning that we may be planning big, big things, but if suddenly needs to change, we should be ready to change. He was explaining in his own life, he is always working with his heart and not satisfied with external things. As per SB 1.8.41, – the leader needs to be very broad minded. A good leader is always able to find right engagements for followers to contemplate. Unless mind is engaged, one will be a circumstantial devotee, not a substantial devotee. He tells to his students - when you go home from college, you can see whether you are a circumstantial or substantial devotee. Answering a question of student he mentioned unless one is in touch with Guru and Krishna, he won’t be able to do the right thing at right moment. We need to be accountable at a very deep level. That accountability will come, only when we receive heartily the love that they are offering to us. Also opening our heart to Holy Name is very important. That’s very integrally related to how we are related to those who are giving to Holy Name. He concluded with saying if you face setbacks in trusting, do not withdraw the trust but put it at a more suitable level. Also understand that Krishna is training us for future bigger problem. Bh Ankur Gupta (Murlidhar VOICE)

all the questions. Vivek has initially accompanied Satyadarshi to witness how Satyadarshi has distributed books to 4 students all in a room just by his sweet disposition. What awaits us is the historical event of conducting sessions. - Bh Siddharth (IIT Kharagpur VOICE) 3

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Upcoming events-Mayapur Yatra Special
Yatra Dates: Monday 5th Nov ‘07 to Friday 16th Nov ‘07
Last date for registration: 1st Sept ‘07 Yatra Charges: 4000/- (Includes Registration, Traveling, Prasadam & Accommodation)

For more details contact Overall Co-ordinator of your VOICE/YOGA. Those who are not connected to any YOGA/VOICE can kindly contact HG Gopalchampu Das on gopalchampu.rns@gmail.com (Mobile-09325070111)
Sr.No Name Of Event 1 Preachers and Mangers Forum Meeting 2 5th Saturday Youth Meeting By HG Syamrupa Das on “Overcoming Inferiority Complex” Date 12 Aug 11 Aug Time 7:30 am to 9:00 am 7 :00pm to 9:00pm

Hare Krishna to you…Birthday Celebrations
Sr. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Name Of Devotee Dikshit Aditya Kurve Harish Batana Praveen S Chiranjeev Mohan S Arora Anuj Srivastava Birth date 6th Aug 9th Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 17 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug VOICE / YOGA Krishnagatipur Atmanivedana Krishnagatipur Krishnagatipur Krishnagatipur Bhishma Krishnagatipur

“Arpan” for NVCC……
Sr. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 No of Sq feet 202 128 111 62 34 10 06 01 VOICE/YOGA Atmanivedan Mithila Vrindavan Murlidhar Karunasindhu Hrishikesh Chennai Bhisma

-Compiled by Bh Rajshekhar (Murlidhar VOICE)
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