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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 45 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full blog page: quick time player is needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer; if you are using Google Chrome it will automatically play, so if you don't want to listen, mute your speakers.) Part 1 [The following was a talk I prepared to give at a recent wedding at the Bhakti Center in NYC. It is a summary of what came to me during a 3 week period before the ceremony in the early morning. I chanted and prayed with the intense focus of speaking not just...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 47 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full blog page: quick time player is needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer; if you are using Google Chrome it will automatically play, so if you don't want to listen, mute your speakers.) Sometimes we experience great surprise and intense sadness at the unexpected departure from the bhakti path of a devotee we may have been inspired by or respected. Or even if the devotee struggled to follow the basic devotional practices and disciplines, we can still be...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 48 weeks 1 day ago
    Śrīla Prabhupāda explains how the tiger or lion, although a killing machine, is restricted by Mother Nature in killing. So similarly even though this dentist desires to kill his ability is now being restricted. Here is the quote Just like a tiger. He is also enjoying. He is thinking, "I am very strong. I have got so power, so much jaws and nails. I can jump over any animal and immediately kill him." He is pleased in that position, but, you know, the tiger or the lion, they are so unfortunate...
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    Posted: 48 weeks 1 day ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer) [Originally published on July 1, 2013, though the topic is timeless, the endeavor constant]Two of the top difficult things to understand—out of many—for new readers of Bhagavad gita are the personhood of Krishna, and his Universal Form. Of course they are related, since Krishna reveals that the Universal Form comes from him, and is a manifestation of his energy as the material world. In...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 49 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    When we are sick and not getting better we may imagine going to some kind of medical professional who is knowledgeable, compassionate, and knows something about our medical history—even about us personally. Today this seems more of a fantasy we cling to, or hope to encounter if we have a lot of money to spend for the best care available. Some months ago I visited a clinic in the next county, as this was recently given to me by my new medical insurance. During and after this experience, I had...
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