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Sacred Union – The Art of Relationships

Friday, June 6th, 2014

– with Mahatma das (ACBSP)


Marriage is an ashram.

It is important to make it successful.

Do we need a workshop to help our marriages? If you are married, if you plan to marry, or even if you don’t plan to marry but will be instructing married couples, the answer is a resounding yes.

Married life is an asrama and Prabhupada wanted us to make it successful. To be successful in your service and sadhana and not in your asrama is a paradox.

What does it mean to be successful in the grhastha asrama? Of course, success means becoming Krsna conscious, but there are many factors that contribute to a Krsna conscious marriage. One of the most important is to, as Prabhupada said, “Live peacefully.”

To live peacefully we need to know how to make our partners happy.

Many of us are confused about household life. To make matters worse, we tend to act as husbands and wives more according to our conditioned natures than according to the guidance of sastra. Plus, it is common for devotees to misunderstand the roles of wife and husband as taught in our scriptures. To top this off, many of us, even though we have been married for years, don’t deeply understand the psychology of our spouses and thus continue to make mistakes in our relationship.

But good marriages are extremely important for our spiritual life. If home life is disturbed, it disturbs our spiritual life. And if we can’t learn to serve our families well, what is the meaning of being servants? If we fail in our family life and succeed in our service, then we have only succeeded by failing.

Furthermore, this course is relevant not only to those in household life. The principles discussed here are universal and will be relevant for all relationships.

If you plan to marry, or are newly married, consider this workshop as mandatory for you. In other words, you owe it to your spouse or partner to take this course. It is only an investment of a weekend, but it will make a huge difference in your life. So please come along to this transformational weekend – your relationships will never be the same!

There are laws that create good relationships.

You owe it to your spouse to learn them.

Date: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014
Time: 10am – 5.30pm (both days)
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £50

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

For more information, please email or call 07539314457.

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