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    Posted: 1 year 11 weeks ago
    Author: Inmate Bhakta Joseph, P., Galesburg, Illinois
    The time I spend chanting the Maha-mantra in the quiet early mornings is one of my most favorite times of the day. It is that special time spent in direct association with our dear Lord Sri Krsna. But there are days when I don’t feel anything special, that even in this most auspicious transcendental activity, I feel alone, and oh, so far from my dear Lord. When this happens, it is easy to wonder if I am actually receiving His mercy; if there is purpose to my chanting or if I am just...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 1 year 11 weeks ago
    Author: Bhakti-lata Dasi
    By Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya's infinite mercy, here all the books and material distributed from the Alachua, Florida IPM office in 2013: Prabhupada’s Books total: 2,717 Magazines (10 to 50 pages): 864 Small: 816 Medium: 242 Big: 311 Maha-Big: 484 Books by other devotee authors: 332 BTGs: 758 Audio tapes: 104 CDs: 343 DVDs: 24 Japa Mala Sets: 97 Neck Beads: 25 GRAND TOTAL of all Books and BTGs in 2013: 3,807 !!! In 2014, we would like to make more DVDs and CDs available to...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 1 year 13 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. How do you assess the complex legacy of Nelson Mandela? There are so many ways to get into this question. So, let me start with these three quick summaries of his long journey...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 1 year 13 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. A cable television anchor named Megyn Kelly told viewers last week that Jesus and Santa Claus are both white men. At issue was a Slate article written by a black writer titled “...
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    Posted: 1 year 13 weeks ago
    Śrīla Prabhupāda’s kirtan leading was always very meditative, deep, and focused.   He would often end in a crescendo but it was steady, long, and unrushed.  “Gaura Gopala: I was right next to Prabhupada through the whole ceremony, playing the drum. He particularly liked to sing one tune through the whole time. He put his hands up in the air. He was dancing.” Ref. VedaBase => SPL 44: Let There Be a Temple ”It was clanging and banging. Kīrtana should be sweet and melodious...
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