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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 3 years 15 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Not six, not Korean, but Buddhist monks – and we all need them I was surprised to read today of the six Korean Buddhist monks who were secretly filmed gambling, drinking and smoking. Not that they did it, but that it made the news at all. Its not the first time that monks have deviated from their straight and narrow path of self-denial; and it can’t be the first time that a few of them have done it together. What seems to be different in this case is that they were filmed, the...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 3 years 16 weeks ago
    Dear Amy Martin, Thank you for all your great work and great unity that you provide to the Dallas communities. I especially love all the great events that people get access to due to your dedicated seva. I have a question about the Advaita principle, the principle of "we are one" The definition is given "the non-dualism of the spiritual-not-religious which holds that we are not separate from God, or from each other, or from the Earth, but are one." Hinduism is a...
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    Posted: 3 years 16 weeks ago
    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. In his new book, Bad Religion, author and columnist Ross Douthat argues that since the 1960s, institutional Christianity has sunk to a low place - chock-a-block with heresies...
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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 3 years 16 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Last month I was with my family in New York city and we joined devotees of Krishna in a street kirtan in Union Square. The Square is well known for gatherings and protests of all kinds. The devotees regularly go there to perform kirtan and anyone who is there often comes to listen, tap their feet, clap their hands, or jump into their own form of dance. Here’s what happened when I led kirtan for a few minutes: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=366262530078915&set=vb.100000855125822...
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    Posted: 3 years 16 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Preparation this afternoon for one of our seasonal celebrations, the appearance of Narasimha. In our house it means we go to class at the temple followed by festive street chanting down in London, then take a break from the crowds to do a ceremonial abishek to our home deity when we return. Fruit juice, milk, cream, sweet water, coconut water – all poured over the deity along with kirtan. Here’s how Srila Prabhupada sang prayers to Narasimha, then how a Narasimha abhishek looks in...
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