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    Posted: 1 week 6 days ago
    Author: Inmate Jeffery S. from Fredonia, Kentucky
    I grew up in a small county in Southern Tennessee, near Memphis called Atoka. In our home there were pretty much no rules. Since I can remember my mother was very ill; she had congestive heart failure and I remember the day the doctor told her that she had kidney failure and would need to start dialysis. I remember it being really rough on her. She took a lot of prescription pills, Xanax, pain pills and smoked weed daily. I remember sneaking into her purse and stealing pain pills and Xanax...
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    Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago
    (edit 7-11: more on monolaurin with refs) Since spring I keep spreading my long-term successfull prevention-cure of viral infections: At the first symptoms of an infection I take 1-2 tsp of coconut fat. This much is enough to stop it. Its active ingredient is Monolaurin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monolaurin). It doesn't work as a prevention though. When I missed the onset of the infection last year, I used 2 tsp 3x per day and was ok after about 3 days. Keeping my body pH up (i.e. making it...
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    Posted: 10 weeks 1 day ago
    This was one of the main contentions discussed in ISKCON since 90's. Srila Prabhupada states that the jiva was originally in the association of Sri Krsna, taking part in His lila. It's difficult to conceive why would she leave the perfect situation and enter the world of suffering. Some Gaudiya Vaisnavas therefore gave an answer that the jiva was never with the Lord. This view was rejected by the GBC in its resolution 79/1995. But with the lack of clear sastra pramana (the central pramana as...
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    Posted: 10 weeks 3 days ago
    There are two different accounts - in SB and Mbh (see below). (The question was brought up in https://iskcondesiretree.com/forum/topics/what-king-parikshit-did-after-... but the answer wasn't given.) This type of variant accounts in different sastras is usually attributed to the so-called kalpa-bheda, lila differences in various cosmic time cycles. MBh Adi Parva, Hridayananda das Goswami edition: Srila Suta Goswami said: That ascetic sage of noble vows gave the message to a disciple, and, his...
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    Posted: 10 weeks 3 days ago
    Some years ago BBT put up a section on its website called 'Tough ones' dealing with controversial topics in SP books by some of his disciples. This section was later taken down for reasons unexplained but it can be seen in archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20160203214811/http://bbt.info/information/t... I thought that it shouldn't disappear but on the contrary, be expanded. So I'll post some answers to issues in this 'tough' category. Feel free to provide some feedback.
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