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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 3 years 5 weeks ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) In the face of all our apparent problems, mistakes, and perceived failings and shortcomings, it is absolutely essential to remember our spiritual identity as a soul who is part of Krishna. This spiritual understanding is the solution to all problems and is the success of our life. You aren’t that body—remember? Don’t get so caught up in life as to deny this, or please consider this view if you have never thought of...
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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 3 years 6 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Raghavendra Swami was a follower of Sripad Madhvacarya and lived from 1595 until 1671. Indu Yenage Govinda is a much-loved song that he sang shortly before he passed away. It is in the Kannada language of Karnataka. The song is a lament for time on earth wasted in material life. Expressions such as this are just as common as exultant songs of praise to Krishna. They are based upon the very real feeling, as death approaches, that: ‘I could have done more. I was given a precious chance to...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 3 years 6 weeks ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) Although the perfection of Krishna consciousness doesn’t stop at inner peace, peace is certainly a by-product of our spiritual practices. When I lived in ISKCON ashrams, I was often asked by guests visiting the Temple if I had obtained peace, or shanti. Although those who asked me about peace had what is considered a “high standard of living” compared to much of the world, real peace of mind was lacking. In fact, in...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 3 years 7 weeks ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) The reward for surrender? Vrajavasis receive trouble from angry Indra trying to destroy Vrindavana, devastating rain, intense storms, not one leaf fell to inspire us, that refuge in Krishna is always a blessing despite first appearances. _____________________________________ I From my perspective my poems only work if the heart’s accessed the soul remembered Krishna searched for: everyone’s journey is valuable...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 3 years 7 weeks ago
    Last Sunday we had our 8 foot x 4 foot mountain of cake celebrating Sri Krishna's lifting of Govardhan Hill.  It was  a great event that drew in a large crowd.  One week earlier I had given a several classes on Bhagavad Gita to a total of about 150 students of Brookhaven college, thanks to our great friend Dr. Trish Dodd.  She had informed them that if they come to the festival they would earn extra credit.  About 20 students showed up from Brookhaven.  Another...
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