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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 2 years 43 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    I would like to use this site to acknowledge all the efforts that contributed to today’s storm in the Indian parliament, the Lok Sabha. The furore was caused by the attempted ban of the Bhagavad-gita as an ‘extremist’ literature in the town of Tomsk, Siberia. Yesterday I raised the issue during a reading of the entire Bhagavad-gita with 400 participants and 150 online. I asked them to sign the petition of protest. Simultaneous protests were taking part in India and in other...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 43 weeks ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [continued from part 1] In this wisdom story, the bull and cow were fully conscious beings, representing Dharma (religion personified) and the personality of the Earth, to teach us valuable lessons about the real principles of religion, and how they are maintained and lost. Thus the king, who was a pure devotee of the Lord, was able to converse with them. Upon stopping Kali from beating and injuring the bull, he...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 43 weeks ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) From a spiritual perspective, this isn’t a very helpful question. While it is true that part of the beginning of spiritual life is to question why there is suffering, looking to only blame others misses one of the most empowering perspectives: taking personal responsibility for our life. (Accepting responsibility for one's suffering [BG 13.21* ] doesn't mean that one considers oneself an independent actor [BG 18.13...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 2 years 44 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. We are now full bore into the Christmas season, where parties are being held, presents are being bought and Santa's sleigh is about to reappear as a mystery to young children....
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 44 weeks ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) I have the pleasure of being in touch with a number of Krishna devotees online, and I hear about their struggles, doubts, and difficulties. This blog is a general response to the suffering, or challenges experienced by devotees, since anyone with a material body has them—they only differ in intensity and how they are dealt with. As a popular adage intelligently teaches us, “It isn’t what happens to us that determines...
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