This Saturday, September 7th 2019 we will have our regular naryana seva feeding service opportunities lined up. Bowery Food Service / Riverside Food Service will be the opportunities to serve the needy with a hot meal. Please join the activities in any capacity you can. See below flyer for more details.
This Sunday, September 8th 2019 we will meet at 12:30 PM for SSE Classes then at 2 PM for our regular Bhajans and followed with “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” Service Project from 3:00 PM. Please join this session. Please see below the details as provided by Mrs. Manorama Saxena aunty.
There should be both inner and outer purity. Bodily purity relates to the physical. It covers such cleansing acts as bathing, wearing clean clothes, eating pure food, and the like. Even in studies, the books should be wholesome and elevating. But mere external cleanliness without internal purity is of no value. Everyone, from the scholar to the common man, is concerned only about external cleanliness and not about the purity of the heart within. However pure the ingredients may be, if the vessel in which they are cooked is not clean, the food will be spoiled. For a man, his heart is the vessel, and he must see that it is kept pure and untainted.
Undertake Selfless Service to Purify the Heart
For the purification of the heart, everyone must undertake selfless service. Attachments and aversions, which pollute the mind, should be es-chewed by concentrating on selfless service. It is only when the heart is pure that selfless service can be performed. Hence both bodily and mental purity are essential for a good devotee.