Visit to New Jersey – 1
Swami Vimokshananda arrived at Philadelphia from Dublin on 29th Oct 2019. It was late evening. The host Ranjan Das of Moorestown who is the President of the New Jersey Vedanta Centre (NJVC) received him at the airport.
Next day on 30th Oct, a Ramakrishna Puja was performed at his home with a few close devotees joining in. The devotees met the Swami and had some discussions on spiritual life.
In the evening, the Swami was taken to the New Jersey Hindu Temple where the NJVC organised a public meeting. The Swami spoke on the difference between murti and vigraha and explained how the vigrahas become a living being and how they interact with the earnest devotees. It was followed by a Q & A session that saw interesting questions coming up from the audience.
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Visit to New Jersey – 2
On Thursday 31st October 2019, Swami Vimokshananda participated in a Satya Sai Baba Satsang. This was held at Moorestown, New Jersey at the home of Sri Ranjit Das. The altar was decorated with pictures of Sri Ramakrishna, Shirdi Sai Baba and Sri Satya Sai Baba.
After the opening prayers, one by one the assembled devotees sang several “namavalis” telling the glory of the Lord’s Holy Name.
At the close of singing, an Arati was performed. Swami Vimokshananda was requested to speak. The Swami expressed his happiness in participating in the Thursday Satsang.
He narrated an unusual story of battle between Lord Sri Ram and His best sevak-das Sri Hanumanji. The interesting story was concluded with the fact that God and God’s name are non-different. The Swami also explained the modus operandi of how the remembering of Name would lead to the feeling of His Presence quoting profusely from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.
The devotees partook of a sumptuous supper arranged by the hosts.
Earlier in the morning hours the Swami gave spiritual counselling to earnest seekers.
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