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Story about "What is Important?" and a Prayer for Balance

Teacher makes point

IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE

A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty widemouthed gallon jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about 2 inches in diameter.[This is a story which is used in the Japa Retreat for setting our priorities of what is really important. I also found in on the Internet taken here with a little modification (i.e., "swanning")]

Evening with The Veronica's II

Over a thousand rockers danced as the sounds of electro rock fused with the building. Shouting out each and every word, the fans were absorbed in the catchy riffs and tunes that jumped from the stage. Some noticed an unfamiliar scene adjacent the stage. An excellently dressed Krishna girl dressed in a wonderful red sari with full regalia. An equally well dressed little Krishna girl and along with the dad. The dad's white tilak and white dhoti glowed under the black light.

Vrindavana:The Land Beyond Death and Doubt--the Homeland of the Heart

Machines are king
I
The Iron Age of Quarrel
or the machine/garbage age,
glorifies technology
along with those
who can run it,
considering them most interesting,
important—even supreme
things and persons.

Contented, Tormented, Demented—The Economy in Three Modes

“The Economy Is Still at the Brink,” warns Sandy Lewis and William Cohan in a full-page op-ed piece in the Sunday Times of June 7. With the coverage and mayhem of a shotgun blast, the authors let loose at the … Continue reading

Texas Faith 5: How does a faith adapt without losing its meaning?

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.

Yesterday was Tamal and Today was Gaura

Not arguing for our faults, but affirming our highest good

Changing Bodies
The soul's condition in the material world is pitiable, restrictive, limited. We have bought into a conception of our self that is so much less than who we are spiritually. On the one hand we need to humbly accept that we are a tiny fragment or part of God completely dependent on him for everything. On the other, compared to our spiritual heritage and nature, we are acting in such a tiny, selfish capacity according to the limitations of matter and our self limiting beliefs.

Texas Faith 4: Can the lamb and lion really lie down together?

Here is another new series,

Recently I was invited to participate in the Texas Faith Panel. This new column in the Dallas Morning News, William McKenzie/Editorial Columnist describes as follows ,

Honest Happiness

Last Saturday afternoon at the Krishna-Balarama Mandir in Queens, NY, toward the end of conducting a workshop in chanting (japa-yoga), I felt thankful—as indeed I had on similar occasions—to be able to present the participants with the kind and reassuring … Continue reading

Texas Faith 3: What's the role of emotion in shaping religious faith?

Here is another new series,

Recently I was invited to participate in the Texas Faith Panel. This new column in the Dallas Morning News, William McKenzie/Editorial Columnist describes as follows ,

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