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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 1 week ago
    [Reprinted from August 5th, 2009] Today, Monday August 7th, is the auspicious appearance of Lord Balarama or Baladeva. As Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Balarama is similarly understood. He is the first expansion of Krishna from which many other expansions emanate, such as the 3 Vishnus and Lord Ananta-sesha. The "tattva" or truth of Balarama is very deep and I will only touch on a little of the ocean of who he is philosophically to give you a taste. In a spontaneous blog...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 7 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player is needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer; if you are using Google Chrome it will automatically play, so if you don't want to listen, mute your speakers.) “Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I'm sixty-four?" - PAUL MC CARTNEY; JOHN LENNON When I was 64, I first published this blog. Today, June 22, is my 67th birthday, and I find the message I share here even more important, as over the last year and...
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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 1 year 8 weeks ago
    A young monk lives a simple life in a temple on top of a hill. He has one daily task of hauling two buckets of water up the hill. He tries to share the job with another monk, but the carry pole is only long enough for one bucket. The arrival of a third monk prompts everyone to expect that someone else will take on the chore. Consequently, no one fetches water though everybody is thirsty. At night, a rat comes to scrounge and then knocks the candleholder, leading to a devastating fire in the...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 8 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full blog page: quick time player is needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer; if you are using Google Chrome it will automatically play, so if you don't want to listen, mute your speakers.) Part 1[Republished from June 16th, 2015] Devotee: “Hey! Haribol! How are you? I noticed that you haven’t written any new blogs on Krishna.com in quite a while. What have you been up to?” Karnamrita: “I am good, thanks. Krishna is very kind! For the last two months I have...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 1 year 11 weeks ago
    Author: Bhakti-lata Dasi
    For many years I have wondered why it is so difficult to find devotees who are inspired to not only correspond with inmates but to do so steadily as well. It’s been quite a bottleneck since there are far more inmates who write than there are volunteers to reply to them. It seems that often the devotees who volunteer with IPM have an unrealistic, romantic view of what this service is and they get discouraged when reality turns out to be different. I am wondering if, in some way...
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