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.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Book Club - The Matchless Gift

11:44:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)


The Toronto Hare Krishna Book Club continues with a new book for February - "The Matchless Gift". It consists of only 98 pages so if you read 3-4 pages a day you can complete the book in a month!
Here is a quick synopsis of the book:

Living entities are originally pure in spirit, but by living in the world we are affected by materialism, burdening ourselves for temporary happiness. The aim of this book is to awaken this original, God-like condition and to facilitate the understanding of  our eternal relationship with God.

Here's an intriguing except from this book: ".... what is the difference between human life and animal life...? The distinction can be made when the human being becomes inquisitive and asks 'Why have I been put into this miserable condition? Is there any remedy for it? Is there perpetual eternal life? I do not want to suffer. I want to live happily and peacefully. Is there any chance for this? What is the method or science by which this can be achieved?' When these questions are asked, and steps have been taken to answer them, our human civilization is the result." The answers to these questions are to be found in this book

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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