A Monthly e-Magazine by 

Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas

                       Issue: 42

                       Aug 2020
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जन्म कर्म च मे दिव्यमेवं यो वेत्ति तत्त्वत: |
त्यक्त्वा देहं पुनर्जन्म नैति मामेति सोऽर्जुन ||

j anma karma cha me divyam evaṁ yo vetti tattvataḥ
tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti so 'rjuna
(Bhagavad Gita 4,9)

"Those who understand the divine nature of my birth and activities, O Arjun, upon leaving the body, do not have to take birth again, but come to my eternal abode."
From the Editor's Desk

Dear Devotees, 

Janmashtami is fast approaching, and we look forward to celebrating this sublime occasion with you. JKYog & Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas developed an online family camp (Aug4th- 10th) followed by Janmashtami Mahotsav spread over two days, from August 11th - 12th on a virtual platform. We extend a hearty welcome to the spiritual, online, global experience & Janmashtami celebrations!

Five thousand years ago, the Supreme Lord descended in Mathura in the captivating form of Shree Krishna. Mother Yashoda was blessed to feed Him, bathe Him, and rock Him to sleep. The Purushotham (Supreme Divine Personality,) who measured the three worlds with three steps in Vamana avatar, allowed Yashoda to teach him how to walk. The Sarvavyāpak (All Pervading Lord) allowed her to bind him to a grinding mortar with a rope! 

Why does He perform such leelas (pastimes), or for that matter, why does He descend?
Reason Behind God's Pastimes on Earth
God's leelas are divine; therefore, they are beyond the comprehension of our material intellect. If we could know and understand everything there is to know about God, then there wouldn't be any difference between Him and us. We cannot hope to know the specific reasons behind His each and every pastime, but our scriptures repeatedly proclaim that any pastime of God during any of his descensions was for the welfare of the souls:

श्रवणस्मरणार्हाणि करिष्यन्निति केचन
ṣravaṇasmaraṇāhāṇi kariṣyanniti kechana (Bhagavatam - 1.8.35) 
"You descend for the welfare of the suffering souls, giving them a chance to relish the sweetness of devotion by hearing, remembering, and worshiping you."

It is our love for God that "opens the door to the impossible and makes way for the inaccessible," says H. H. Swami Mukundananda ji. When Shree Krishna descended, He bestowed upon us that rare opportunity to fill our heart and mind with that selfless love.  Out of His causeless mercy and benevolence, He descends in His loving form to nurture love in our hearts. He makes one soul his father, another mother, and another friend, yet another servant or beloved. Hiding His almightiness and bound by   the love of these blessed souls, He displays amazing leelas, which become a basis for our bhakti (devotion). 
When we con template on Shree Krishna's glorious names, splendid form, sublime virtues, and delightful pastimes, the joy we attain is boundless. Why is that so? It is because He is an ocean of infinite bliss, and we souls are his tiny parts. Therefore, we are naturally drawn to this bliss, as everything is madhuram (sweet) about the Madhuradhi Pati, the Supreme Lord of Sweetness!
JKYog Family Camp - Feel Cheered, Rejuvenated and Inspired Again (Aug 4 - 10)

We all long for some down time to feel rejuvenated and inspired. Don't we?
You and your family deserve joy and excitement. 
With loads of fun activities and blissful programs in the presence of Swami Mukundananda, this family camp will be the best gift you can give to yourself!

Register  NOW!
JKYog Janmashtami Mahotsav Global Cultural and Religious Festival (Aug 11 - 12)

Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki! 

Join the joyful and auspicious celebration of the birth of Lord Shree Krishna right from the comfort of your home. Participate in the two day festivities and enjoy a variety of fun and spiritually elevating activities. 

Date: Aug 11th - Aug 12th
  • Live Streaming Worldwide
  • Krishna Janma Midnight Celebration
  • Krishna Leela from Brajbhoomi Vrindavan
  • Jhoolan & Braj Jhankhi Darshan
  • World Class Cultural Festival
  • Classical Music & Dance Recitals by Globally Renowned Award Winning Exponents
  • Radha Krishna Abhishek
  • Soulful Kirtans
  • My Best Friend Krishna, Kids Fancy Dress & Dahi Handi Decoration Competition

FREE Registration
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.

Registration Link :
Wellness for Life - The Magic Elixir of Tulasi

Mother Earth provides many plants and herbs that have medicinal properties. Our scriptures indicate how advanced our Vriksha Sastra (Botany or the plant science) was when we hear about the Sanjeevani herb that helped Lakshman regain his consciousness. 
One of such medicinally valuable plant is Tulasi. There is a reason why almost every home in India has a Tulasi plant in the courtyard. Every time we go to any temple, the priest while giving us the Tulasi teertham (तीर्थम) says:

सर्व व्याधि निवारणम
sarva vyādhi nivāraṇam
"Let all illnesses be prevented"

This fragrant herbal plant certainly does aid in preventing and curing several ailments:
  • Chewing a few leaves brings relief to cough and sore throat.
  • Taking the decoction of leaves with honey and ginger relieves bronchitis, asthma, influenza, and cold.
  • In case of acute fever, a decoction of the leaves boiled with cardamom powder in water, mixed with sugar and milk, brings down the temperature. 
  • Tulasi supports digestive system and prevents bloating. It also helps people suffering from vomiting and lack of appetite.
  • Tulasi leaves contain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Applying a paste made of Tulasi leaves along with sandalwood paste and rose water prevents skin inflammation.
  • Tulasi is also used in the treatment of ulcers, cuts, and wounds because of its beneficial antiseptic and healing properties.
  • Rubbing Tulasi leaves on areas that itch gives quick relief.
  • Adding a few leaves to hot water and inhaling the vapor clears up the sinuses.
Besides, Tulasi aids in purification of atmosphere. It gives out oxygen for 20 hours and ozone for 4 hours, along with the formation of nascent oxygen, which absorbs harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and Sulphur dioxide from the environment. It is also a good germicidal agent and a disinfectant that protects the human body from all types of viral infections.

Try to grow Tulasi plant on a window ledge or porch, which helps us and our surroundings too. Chew a few raw leaves regularly to reap the benefits.

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 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).