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    Posted: 2 days 20 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [reposted from 10-21-2009] ISHRILA PRABHUPADA'S DISAPPEARANCE DAY REFLECTIONS: It is likely that most disciples of Prabhupada remember exactly what they were doing when they heard the news that indeed Prabhupada had “left his body,” 'disappeared," or departed this world for the spiritual plane or Goloka. As the death of our mother and father is a kind of initiation or rite of passage for everyone, when one’s guru leaves the planet, it calls for a new birth—and an unexpected, difficult one, as...
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    Posted: 5 days 20 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [reprinted from 11-03-2011] The reward for surrender? Vrajavasis receive trouble from angry Indra trying to destroy Vrindavana, devastating rain, intense storms, not one leaf fell to inspire us, that refuge in Krishna is always a blessing despite first appearances. _____________________________________ I From my perspective my poems only work if the heart’s accessed the soul remembered Krishna searched for: everyone’s...
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    Posted: 1 week 20 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Before I travel to Vrindavan this December I was planning to back up my storage drive for my computer—whoops, too late!!!! I shared some pictures from this drive with a friend and it seems got a worm virus in return, and as a result, all my pictures and writing, including two books I wrote, and one I am working on, were gone the next day. Some pictures are irreplaceable, though the majority are on my blog on Krishna.com and Facebook. Naturally I was sad and disappointed, but in my usual style,...
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    Posted: 2 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [Reposted from 10-11-2011]One of the recommendations for advancing in devotional service is the observance of Kartika Vrata (special devotional practices) especially in Vrindavana, India, or at some holy place, but anywhere that we worship Krishna during the Vedic month of Kartika, or Damodara, which corresponds to October-November. It began yesterday on the full moon and continues to the following full moon. As the next...
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    Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    As I recover from the flu I realize that my whole life is about recovering from impositions. Think about yourself as a soul with no material identity or externals— what then belongs or covers you? The body we are so attached to— whether we like it or not— gradually deteriorates and turns to dust. Our material ego fiercely defends impositions or whatever temporary position or possessions we define ourselves by or think "this is me.” I am a “this or a that,” a created handle we cling to, with...
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