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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 30 weeks ago
    Today marks 46 years since Prabhupada’s arrival in America as emissary of Shri Chaitanya foretold by his chart at birth he would travel overseas to establish 108 temples. Studying his life reveals a lifetime of preparation kindling his fire of devotion realization of the scriptures practical knowledge with purity compassionate perseverance to save us. The prediction of Shri Chaitanya that Krishna’s holy name would spread to every town throughout the world was thought by some to be metaphor but...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 30 weeks ago
    Many current or past ideas of service to others have no connection to God, are seen as direct service to God, or replace any idea that God has an existence beyond humanity. For example, the idea of some in India that "manava-seva is madhava-seva" or that "service to man is service to God." It certainly can be service to God, but that depends on one’s intention and one’s goal in life. Why we do what we do is all important and will determine the karmic or spiritual result we obtain, and the...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 2 years 30 weeks ago
    Separation of Church and Steak by Madan Oppenheimer Which part of "kill" don't you understand? Doesn't "Thou shall not" sound like a command?   Amidst the braying and crying You only hear your greed Drowning out the voices Of those on which you feed   Hurting them to help yourself Taking care of your own hide You have dominion over them And you feel justified   Which part of "kill" don't you understand? Doesn't "Thou shall not" sound like...
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  • ekendradasa's picture
    Posted: 2 years 30 weeks ago
    One thing you really need to try to do is to find some devotee or devotees you can associate with – devotees who are practicing. There are different degrees of devotees with different degrees of commitments. Find someone more committed than you are. Because (the Krishna consciousness movement) is sankirtan, it means we cultivate glorification of Krishna together, with devotees. So get some devotee association, as much as you can. And just begin chanting. That's what I did. It's really...
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  • ekendradasa's picture
    Posted: 2 years 30 weeks ago
    This morning at home we discussed Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.1.3: "O expert and thoughtful men, relish Srimad-Bhagavatam, the mature fruit of the desire tree of Vedic literatures. It emanated from the lips of Sri Sukadeva Goswami. Therefore this fruit has become even more tasteful, although its nectarean juice was already relishable for all, including liberated souls." This reminded me that our friend Baladeva Vidyabhushana dasa recently gave us a jar of his most knockout-tasty barbecue sauce on...
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