BY RAVI R. PONANGI
Atlanta, GA: While inaugurating business seminars at the 2nd NATA (North American Telugu Association) convention that was held inAtlanta from July 4-6, Swami Adhyatmanandaji said you cannot do good business until and unless you shun your ego. Swamiji exhorted the business community to “Be good, Be courteous, Be humble, Be noble. My master Swami Sivananda ji used to say, ‘Adjust, Adopt and Accommodate. Be open hearted. Be generous.’ When you are generous, humble things will blow towards you.”
He advised the business community to keep this attitude. “It gives new life, new light, new power, new wisdom, vigor, vigilance. Nothing will lack in you. Your attitude will make your aptitude,” he said. Political parties, leaders and people inIndiashould have correct understanding, mutual love, mutual affection and mutual reverence.
Earlier, Swami Adhyatmanandaji from Sivananda Ashram,Ahmadabad,Indiaand priests from HindutempleofAtlanta, Riverdale welcomed Georgia Governor Nathan Deal . He invoked prayers to shower God’s choicest blessing upon the Governor and his wife Sandra. Priests garlanded the Governor and upon the request of the priests the Governor garlanded the first lady. The audience responded with thunderous applause.
The inaugural ceremony of 2nd NATA (North American Telugu Association) convention began with an invocation while NATA national and convention leadership gathered on main stage. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared open the convention. In his address, Georgia State Governor Nathan Deal said “I am grateful for the contributions of the Indian community and the vibrant culture they add to our state. I am proud of NATA’s continued commitment to excellence and applaud your dedication and hard work”.