Originally written in 2013, this is a message I felt bears repeating.
It was in early 1987 that I first met Dr. Usharbudh Arya, who later took monastic vows to become Swami Veda Bharati. This meeting occurred at a Yoga Sutras seminar Dr. Arya was teaching in the San Francisco area, and I felt an instant and deep connection with him. To me, he was a perfect teacher: humble, grounded, with great depth of knowledge and absolute integrity.
After that first meeting I longed to see him again, and more than a year later I was able travel to his home, in Dehradun, India, for this purpose. One day, Dr. Arya asked me join him on a walk, and while we strolled along a busy city street, he gently glanced at me and said, "Life is composed of packets of pain and pleasure; you can't have one without the other. You've been trying to have only pleasure, and it doesn't work."
We are happy to announce that the SRSG Ashram teachers – Adhikari Bhoi, Ramprakash Das, Jay Prakash Bahuguna, and Pandit Deepak Chandra are coming together to offer our Indian community a number of insightful programmes in Hindi. As India battles the covid-19 pandemic, these programmes are curtailed to provide inspiration and support to our fellow Hindi speaking brothers and sisters over the next several months.
Medium: Online through Zoom
15th May - 13th June, Sthitaprajña - Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2 (Verse 54 -72) with Rabindra Sahu.
26th June - 17th July, Śhiva Saṅkalpa Sūkta - a prayer for mind’s purification with Rabindra Sahu.
24th July, A Prayer to the Guru with Rabindra Sahu
View the complete schedule for all programs at: https://ahymsin.org/main/ashram/many-upcoming-events-in-hindi.html