A Monthly e-Magazine by 

Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas

                       Issue: 41

                       July 2020
In This Issue
कायेन वाचा मनसेन्द्रियैर्वा बुद्ध्यात्मना वानुसृतस्वभावात्
करोति यद्यत्सकलं परस्मै नारायणायेति समर्पयेत्तत् ॥

kāyena vācā manasendriyair vā buddhyātmanā 
karoti yad yat sakalaṁ parasmai nārāyaṇāyeti 
(Shreemad Bhagavatam 11.2.36)

"Whatever one does with body, words, mind, senses, and intellect, in accordance with one's individual nature, should be offered to the Supreme Lord Narayan." 
From the Editor's Desk

Dear RKT Family,
Happy 3rd Temple Anniversary!
By the grace of God and the exceptional guidance of H. H. Swami Mukundananda ji, our Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas, worldwide headquarters of JKYog, has become a cultural hub of rich Indian culture within a short span of three years. The temple provides devotees of all ages with a wholesome environment, where there are innumerable opportunities to learn, grow, and evolve. 

The temple offers spiritual programs, health seminars, yoga sessions, medical clinics and much more, both in house and online. Furthermore, the temple provides numerous opportunities to touch the lives of those in great need. The spirit of seva (service) is the heart and soul of Radha Krishna Temple. 

We sincerely commend each and every one of you for supporting the temple! Let us continue to foster the environment for devotion, education, culture, arts, and sadhana, and dedicate our every act to God. "When works are dedicated and mentally delivered to God, it is called arpaṇam.  Such an attitude metamorphoses the mundane activities of material life into divine service of God," elucidates H. H. Swami Mukundananda ji.
Dedicate All Your God-Given Abilities to the Lord
All our works mean nothing if not done from a humble heart devoted to God. We get closest to the Supreme Lord when we forget ourselves and go to work in his name. Shree Krishna compassionately instructs how we can engage in devotion every moment of our life:

यत्करोषि यदश्नासि यज्जुहोषि ददासि यत् |
यत्तपस्यसि कौन्तेय तत्कुरुष्व मदर्पणम् ||
yat karoṣhi yad aśhnāsi yaj juhoṣhi dadāsi yat |
yat tapasyasi kaunteya tat kuruṣhva mad-arpaṇam ||
(Bhagavad Gita 9.27)

"Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer as oblation to the sacred fire, whatever you bestow as a gift, and whatever austerities you perform, O son of Kunti, do them as an offering to Me."

When we dedicate every activity to the Lord, making him our supreme goal, our conscious will be always absorbed in him. Keeping our mind yoked to God in this manner, while going about our daily activities is a powerful technique to achieve happiness and fulfilment. Eric Henry Liddell, an outstanding Olympic 

gold medalist runner once said, "I believe God made me for a purpose, and when I run, I feel His pleasure." When we see our work as a dedication to God, the work becomes a joy to perform for the pleasure of God. So, dedicate your every activity to him, as Saint Kabir stated in his couplet:
jahañ chalooñ karooñ parikramā, jo karooñ so sevā
jaba sovooñ karooñ daṇḍavat, jānooñ deva na doojā

"Wherever I walk, I feel I am circumambulating the Lord's temple; whatever I do, I see it as service to God.  When I go to sleep, I meditate on the sentiment that I am offering obeisance to God.  In this way, I remain ever united with Him."
God has shaped us for a purpose, so we can make the most of our abilities and talents he has bestowed upon us. The best way to express our love and devotion to God is to dedicate what he has given us. Be it teaching, writing, photography, decorating, videography, painting, gardening, cooking, singing, dancing, etc. - opportunities abound in every corner to glorify the Supreme Lord. 

Therefore, let your heart be open to prayer through each and every activity you do, as Swami Vivekananda declared, "no work is secular. Everything is devotion and service!"
Week Long Online Celebrations for 
Guru Purnima & Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas Anniversary

JKYog & Radha Krishna Temple Invites you to Week long Online Celebrations on account of Guru Purnima and Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas Anniversary!!
Save Your Date - Sun, July 5 to Sat, July 11, 2020

Weeklong Devotion & Festivities:
  • Guru Poojan
  • Shree Maharajji's Abhishek
  • MahaBhog for Guru Poornima
  • 24 hour Akhand Kirtan
  • Daily Satsang & Kirtan
  • Swamiji's Live Lecture
  • Maharajji's Lectures
  • Bhagavad Gita Sessions
Register HERE to offer your heartfelt sevas
JKYog Spiritual Retreat & Hindu Family Camp

Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas is excited to launch the much awaited Hindu family camp from August 4th to August 10th in the presence of H.H. Swami Mukundananda ji! 

Date:  Aug 4th to 10th, 2020

Venue:  Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas

Bal Mukund Online Summer Camps from Jul 13th-Jul 24th

Children are benefitting immensely from the online Bal Mukund summer camps!

Through instruction in languages, art and Vedic Wisdom they get an opportunity to express their innate creativity and stay connected to their roots.

Wellness for Life - Visualize Your Relationship with Your Guru

As we celebrate Guru Purnima, here is a meditation to visualize a loving moment you're your Gurudev. 

"It is evening time and you are getting ready to fix a light dinner. You pull out some ingredients from the kitchen pantry and the refrigerator when you hear the front door bell ring. You are not expecting anyone and wonder who might be at the front door. You peek through the peephole and to your amazement, you see your Gurudev and your friend who drove him to your house. You immediately open the door and see his smiling face. You are shaking in disbelief and blinking to make sure you are not dreaming. You break out of your reverie and touch your Gurudev's feet and invite him to come inside and sit on the main sofa in your living room. You call out to your other family members and they run into the living room, touch his feet and share their wonderful surprise. You also greet your friend.

Your Gurudev sits down on the sofa and says that he was passing by the neighborhood and decided to visit you. Tears roll down your eyes in sheer bliss and disbelief. You
sit down on the floor at your Gurudev's feet and then remember basic hospitality. You quickly get up and get some water for him and your friend. Your Gurudev accepts the glass of water, drinks it and asks you to sit down. He talks to your family and inquires about everyone's health and wellbeing. 

You feel compelled to do some seva but are not sure of what or how. You request your Gurudev to stay for dinner.
He says that they need to leave shortly but will eat some fruit. You and your spouse run to the kitchen while your kids talk to your Gurudev. You feel fortunate that you have fresh fruits like mangoes, oranges, bananas, and blueberries. You lovingly peel and cut the fruit into small pieces that can be easily pierced with a fork. You put all the fruits in a nice serving late and garnish with finely chopped mint leaves. You take the fruits and a couple of smaller plates and forks on a tray. Your Gurudev asks your child to bring small plates for everyone. You serve fruits to your Gurudev and your friend with love and devotion. You offer another helping but he politely declines. You still cannot believe your eyes and continue to express your deepest gratitude to your Gurudev for gracing you with this opportunity for seva. 

Then your Gurudev gets up and is ready to leave. Your spouse goes inside the bedroom and returns with an envelope with dakshina and humbly offers it to Gurudev. He accepts it out of love for your devotion. You profusely thank him again for his love and grace and also thank your friend for bringing him home. You make a commitment to intensify your sevas and devotion. 

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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).