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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 3 years 3 days 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: 3 years 6 days 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: 3 years 1 week 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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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 3 years 1 week ago
    Author: Mother Vinata, from Rejika Croatia
    "Where is your tilak?“ Candramauli Swami asked us as we gathered in front of Karlovac vege restaurant club, managed by local devotees, preparing to go for a preaching progam in a nearby prison. Quickly running to refresh my already invisible vaisnava marking, I overheard Maharaja quoting Prabhupada on the importance of wearing tilak and vaisnava clothes and remembered Sridhar Maharaja's instruction, "If you are unable to preach by explaining philosophy, just dress as a Vaisnava and go out. You...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 3 years 1 week ago
    Prabhupada: Why your dress is not as a sannyas? Tusta Krsna: The robes make people uncomfortable, Prabhupada. They see you as different and can’t relate. They won’t relax enough to listen when I wear robes. Prabhupada: But sannyasis must dress in saffron with robes and shaved head. Tusta Krsna: I am following all the principles, but the dress is external and superficial. Why should we let it hamper the preaching? Prabhupada: If the dress is superficial, why should you change your...
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