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Why Do We Criticize Others?

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While faultfinding may be an outcome of several mental states, it is often the mind's attempt to gain a superior position over others. Duyodhana was expert at finding faults in others regardless of their purity, and he had a knack for disregarding his own shortcomings. Lacking empathy for the suffering of others, he would use any means to achieve his goals. This is a common personality profile of demonic persons. And the root of their problem is their lack of proclivity for developing their relationship with the Supreme Lord.

Texas Faith 14: Is wickedness soluble in good deeds?

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.

Why not Krishna?

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While I was chanting my Hare Krishna mantra japa [on beads] early this morning before our beautiful Deities, this topic came to me. I am having a number of online conversations about Krishna and whether he is really God, or if there even is a God, or if there is really anything beyond this life. I have to admit to not being very expert in “proving” the existence of Krishna, or at least giving good arguments why God exists. Perhaps it is because I have rarely had a problem with this.

Texas Faith 13: Do we put too great a premium on our biological lives?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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