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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 4 hours 21 min ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    I have written so much about writing because it has helped me greatly in my development as a person and devotee. The process of writing forces me to think and reflect, an activity that doesn’t come easily for me. I rarely took time to think or ponder the deeper questions of life—or my life—growing up, and didn’t begin in earnest till my existential crisis between 18 and 19. Then, after taking up the life of bhakti at 19 ½ I went back to my old pattern of not thinking or reflecting about myself...
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    Posted: 1 week 17 hours ago
    Author: Inmate Bhakta Janardana Dasa
    Hare Kṛṣṇa, Mataji. Dandavat pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! In prison my Kṛṣṇa consciousness has been truly "hands on" (isn’t it always? ). Sri Kṛṣṇa knows best and is always testing and strengthening His bhaktas. I truly feel that He has been especially and specifically helping me for the past twenty-six months I have spent in prison. I am a Naturopathic Physician and Ayurvedic Medical Consultant in my professional life and was brought here because of immigration issues with some...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 2 weeks 41 min ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [reprinted from 11-28-11, revised 8-2-18] We continue our discussion of love and hate and their interrelationship, with the idea of sowing love where we find hate. When we feel unloved, and by extension, that life is unloving, we tend to deny the existence of love all together, and thus decry the reality of God. In such pain, it is easier to deny God and think that the Universe has no Source or ultimate purpose than to think...
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    Posted: 2 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [Originally published 11-22-11 and revised 8-1-18, though not reflected in the recording] With the inspiration of Saint Francis, a great mystic in the Christian tradition, I am exploring his famous prayer since it seems very much in the mood of our great Vaishnava saints and bhakti yogis. I spoke of sowing peace in a recent blog which began my thinking of his prayer. Whereas peace may be a kind of passive,...
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    Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Many successful people, both religious and secular, accept the idea that we all have to take 100 % responsibility for our lives—though for many of us, this can be challenging at times. Responsibility means accountability in whatever situation we may be in for our behavior and its consequences. We may think the life circumstances we were born into were just a chance occurrence or our karma, but regardless of our perceived reasons for our birth, we are responsible for how we deal with our life in...
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