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Can "Ordinary" Daily Activities be "Spiritual"?

Praying poseI thought of this topic while doing yard work yesterday. I have written a poem on another blog, "Is Yard Work Devotional Service?", [http://connect.krishna.com/node/2955] which speaks of this topic, though now I am looking at it differently. In a number of places Prabhupada speaks of persons doing the same work with different results due to their intention and consciousness. As aspiring devotees of Krishna, we want to live our life in relationship to Krishna, offering him any activity as we do it and the results of such work.

Texas Faith 12: Why should science talk to religion?

Dallas Morning News,

Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box.

Up to Date?

Krishna.Com has a great directory, http://directory.krishna.com, for all the temples and home programs in the USA and the rest of the world.

If you are visiting another city that does not have a temple you can use this great resource. It also helpful to find multiple programs happening in the same town.

The Power of Grace in Our Meeting our Guru

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When the student is ready
the guru is sent to help
by the grace of Shri Krishna
our spiritual life revived.

Wandering by karma
throughout the vast Universe
sometimes a great demigod
down to a lowly bug.

The Soul of Compassion

It is December of 1936. Abhaya Caraṇāravinda Dāsa, a forty-year-old pharmaceutical distributor then in Bombay on business, feels a sudden impulse to write a letter to his spiritual master, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura. Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura It is December … Continue reading

Makin' devotees - A baby announcement

Before the grand birthday ceremony tomorrow for our father, mother, support, creator, best friend forever, and mischief maker, Lord Sri Krishna I would like to share one small announcement.

My wife is pregnant with baby number #2.

Janmastami Observance by Hearing Krishna's lila: Akrura’s Arrival in Vrindavana

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Bhakti-yoga or Krishna consciousness means quite simply being conscious of Krishna. When we love someone we naturally think of them, so when we love Krishna it is natural to think of him and want to hear or read about his lila or divine activities. Those of us who want to love Krishna—or even believe in him if we are new—will make progress in knowing and loving Krishna by reading about his pastimes in the Shrimad Bhagavatam or in Shrila Prabhupada’s Krishna book which is the summary of the 10th Canto. We are advised to read with the desire to understand and in the mood of service, humility and reverence--at least with that ideal in mind.

Texas Faith 11: Has the God-and-candidates connection gone too far?

Dallas Morning News,

Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box.

System Requirements

Operating system: BHAKTI 108

System requirements: Dharmic existence

Reference: Bhagavad gita 7.28

Even a Paparazzi

sabe eka doṣa tāra, haya pāpācāra

pāpa-rāśi

dahe nāmābhāsei tomāra

SYNONYMS

sabe — in all; eka — one only; doṣa — fault; tāra — of them; haya — they are; pāpa-ācāra — attached to sinful activities; pāpa-rāśi — volumes of sinful activities; dahe — become burned; nāma-ābhāsei — simply by the dim reflection of chanting the holy name; tomāra — of Your Lordship.

TRANSLATION

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