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  • ekendradasa's picture
    Posted: 2 years 50 weeks ago
    Devamrita Swami says: I had never encountered an author who spoke so comprehensively, authoritatively, and sincerely. I was swept off my feet by the scope of his literary endeavors – the purity of motivation and the dazzling information of the spiritual world. At the age of fifteen I had already decided that love of God was the ultimate goal of life. I was looking for the "love supreme," but I could never find the full spiritual information that my head and heart longed for. So, when I began...
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  • ekendradasa's picture
    Posted: 2 years 50 weeks ago
    Bhakti is the love supreme – love and devotion for the ultimate source – love of God. And that love of God is reflected throughout this world in terms of our affection for the things and persons of this world. Once we know the source of that love, then we can properly focus our loving energies and motivation. You'll find references to love of God in so many religions and spiritual endeavors. That's what bhakti is – "love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart . . ." - totally focused,...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 50 weeks ago
    Krishna has a perfect sense of timing. As so often happens in my life, He has helped me in my tiny service. While I was thinking of how to expand my four paragraphs in this second part about affection, I heard a very appropriate tape of a Prabhupada lecture, with pertinent details about feeling that I never remember hearing before: In his travels, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came to a town where He observed a brahmana who appeared to be reading the Bhagavad-gita. As he was turning its pages, he...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 51 weeks ago
    René Descartes, considered the father of Western philosophy, is most famous for his statement, “I think, therefore I am”. However, devotees of Krishna, informed with the spiritual knowledge of the Vedas, might better say, “I am, therefore I can think,” which hints that often Western philosophy has it backwards. In other words, from consciousness, or from the soul, flow all our abilities such as thinking, speaking, or communicating, etc. Thinking doesn't make us exist, but our eternal nature...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 2 years 51 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. When Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson told a caller on his TV show that a married man dating another woman because his wife was suffering from Alzheimer's "should...
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