RKT Monthly Magazine

A Monthly e-Magazine by 

Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas

                       Issue: 43

                       Sep 2020
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भक्त्यामामभिजानातियावान्यश्चास्मितत्वत: |
ततोमांतत्वतोज्ञात्वाविशतेतदनन्तरम् ||

bhaktyā mām abhijānāti yāvān yaśh chāsmi tattvataḥ
tato māṁ tattvato jñātvā viśhate tad-anantaram
(Bhagavad Gita 18, 55)

"Only by loving devotion to me does one come to know who I am in truth. Then, having come to know me, my devotee enters into full consciousness of me."

From the Editor's Desk

Dear Devotees, 

Profound Vedic knowledge may attest one's scholarship, but it does not fetch tranquility to the mind, if not amalgamated with unwavering devotion to God. Merely acquiring the knowledge from the Vedas (scriptures) does not boost our spiritual growth or enhance our spiritual experience. "The path of spirituality requires many ingredients - knowledge, devotion, faith, detachment, enthusiasm, inspiration, and much more," specifies Swami Mukundananda ji. Exclusive devotion, especially, is the key ingredient. When we blend our knowledge with devotion, we rise!
Devotion - The Key to Enlightenment  

We can't attain divine knowledge of God by our sheer intellect, as our intellect is made from the material energy. Hence, our thoughts, understanding, and wisdom are confined to the material realm; God and his divine realm remain entirely beyond the scope of our material intellect. The Vedas emphatically declare that those who think they can understand God with their intellect have no understanding of God. The only way to attain him is to absorb our mind in him and him alone in loving devotion, and make him the paramount object of every thought and activity. The Yajur Veda states:
tasya no rāsva tasya no dhehī (12)

"Without bathing oneself in the nectar emanating from the lotus feet of God, no one can know him." Thus, true knowledge of God is not a result of our intellectual gymnastics but a consequence of divine grace. God does not choose the recipient of his grace in a whimsical manner. Rather, he bestows it upon those who unite their minds with him in devotion. When one such blessed soul receives his grace, he destroys the darkness in their heart with the lamp of wisdom.

If devotion is the only means for attaining him, then it's imperative we be conscious of the characteristics of those who engage in his exclusive devotion. An accomplished devotee:
  • Performs every activity for the pleasure of God.
  • Has faith in God's grace alone, and perceives devotion as merely a way of attracting divine grace.
  • Is devoted to God alone, and discerns the beloved Lord pervading all objects and personalities.
  • Is free from the worldly attachments and reposes the mind in God alone
  • Does not harbor any malice; instead, forgives even the wrongdoers as God resides in the heart of all beings.
 Therefore, the mystery of God's form, virtues, pastimes, abode, and associates can only be comprehended through unalloyed devotion. And our supreme goal is selfless devotion.
JKYog Mind Management Challenge(Starting Sep 11th)

Do you think others are lucky and you are not? Are you constantly fighting to change your situation to feel better? The quality of your thoughts governs the quality of your life.

JKYog and Swami Mukundananda, bestselling author of the 7 Mindsets for Success, Happiness and Fulfillment bring to you via YouTube starting Sep 11, 2020, a FREE Mind Management Challenge. Discover the hidden power of this incredible machine -your mind -to attract favorable circumstances to your life and catapult your destiny to unimaginable heights.

Register NOW!
New Book Launch The Science of MIND MANAGEMENT (Sep 8th)

We are delighted to inform you of Swamiji's upcoming book - Science of Mind Management, being published by Amazon Westland Publications.

The book will be available for pre-order on www.Amazon.in
from September 8th onward. Make sure to place your pre-order to receive an exclusive digitally signed copy.

For order in USA, click HERE, And for  orders in India, click HERE.
Glimpses from Past Event: Janmashtami

JKYog Global Janmashtami Mahotsav Drenches Devotees in Vrindavan Bliss!

JKYog Global Janmashtami Mahotsav - a virtual cultural and religious feast broadcast on Aug 11-12 via JKYog worldwide headquarters, the Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas and attended virtually by thousands worldwide - was a celebration of Krishna Janmashtami in the true spirit, with Bhakti or selfless devotion for the Lord at the center of it all.  Read More
RKT Cultural Center Building Construction Underway

Since the groundbreaking ceremonies, excavation work took place to prepare the soil for foundation work.  Some utility work has also been underway regarding the gas, electric, data lines.  Currently foundational work Is in progress.  Deep concrete piers have been installed and now the grade beam was being formed, steel reinforcement installed, all being readied for concrete. 


RKT offers children between ages 5 to 15 a holistic program for character development called Bal-Mukund. Bal-Mukund brings Hindu scriptures and culture to life. Through performing arts, crafts, practice of yoga, children engage in fun and exciting interactive activities where they learn morals, develop their knowledge and bond with priceless treasures of Vedic wisdom and richness of Indian culture and heritage.

The Bal-Mukund program created by Swami Mukundananda is a structured holistic program with a world class curriculum. The compassionate and enthusiastic teachers receive special training. Children are grouped by age. They develop new friends and connections. Students become eager and passionate about attending the program. They quickly demonstrate the morals and traditions they learn and parents find them to be eager to attend each week through the entire academic year.

Activities include learning slokas, stories from scriptures, and celebration of Hindu festivals. Bal-Mukund sessions occur weekly Sunday mornings starting August 23rd. 

For registration and program details call 972-415-9296.

Wellness for Life - Yoga for balancing the five elements of our being

Our body is made up of five elements - earth, water, fire, air, ether. These elements are the building blocks of our body. Each of the five elements represents a state of matter in nature, and the law of nature necessitates that these elements be in balance. Each element is responsible for different structures in the body:

  1. Earth forms solid structures such as teeth, nails, bones, muscles, skin, tissues, and hair. These give structure and strength to the body.

  2. Water forms saliva, sweat, blood, urine, and semen.
  3. Fire forms hunger, thirst, sleep, the vision in the eyes, and complexion of skin.
  4. Air is responsible for all movement including expansion, contraction, vibration, and suppression.
  5. Space is the subtlest of all elements and is present in the hollow cavities of the body in the form of radio frequencies, light radiation, cosmic rays etc.

    Yoga helps achieve the balance of these five elements in the body. Read more on how Yoga cleanses and balances the 5 elements.

FREE JKYog Online Sessions

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'Dollar A Day' - Pledge Continuous Support!


Donate a Dollar a Day towards the building and upkeep of the Radha Krishna temple! By donating just $1 everyday,
you'll help this noble cause!

 How many of us have the opportunity and are fortunate enough to build a house for God?

Set up monthly contributions through credit card/debit card by calling: 860-605-3685 or by visiting temple website at Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas (click).