Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Month, New Book!

5:56:00 PM By RG , No comments


For the month of May, 'Sri Isopanishad' is the book for the Toronto Hare Krishna Book Club. It consists of 134 pages so if you read just 4-5 pages a day, you can complete the book in a month.

Here is a nice synopsis of the book:

"The Sanksrit words Sri Isopanishad mean the 'the knowledge that brings one nearer to the Supreme Person, Krsna'. As such, Sri Isopanishad directly counters the teachings of modern science, which say that at the root of existence lies not a person but merely abstract laws governing the chance collision of subatomic particles in the vast void of time and space. Individually, we rebel at the proposal that we can be analyzed into lifeless laws and particles. we feel that personality is the solid foundation and unifying principle of our existence. That intuition is correct, says the Vedic philosophy of ancient India, which loudly proclaims the primacy of personality in every sphere of life and knowledge. And the essential Vedic teachings on the universal nature of personality are summarized in Sri Isopanishad, the foremost of the 108 Upanishads.

As translated and explained by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the most distinguished modern-day teacher of India's spiritual culture and philosophy, the nineteen jewel-like mantras of Sri Isopanishad can release us from the bleak conceptions of impersonalism and put us in touch with the Supreme Person, the fountainhead of all energies and all happiness"

The objective of the book club is to facilitate and encourage readings from the wonderful philosophy of Krishna consciousness. We encourage you to participate! We will be sending out daily quotes from the book to those who register. To register for the book club, email toronto.sankirtan@gmail.com.

Happy reading!

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