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    Posted: 1 year 16 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    LIVING SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AND OUR SPIRITUAL RESPONSIBILITY: Living spiritual practice means that we experience how Krishna consciousness works in our personal lives. It means knowing what we’re inspired by, and that we’re able to both determine and admit where we fall short—otherwise, how can we be helped? Then we have to believe, or pray to develop the faith, that we can change for the better—because we aren’t our past or poor opinion of ourselves—and are valuable and lovable as souls—...
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    Posted: 1 year 18 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    WAITING FOR ETERNITY WE FORGET TO LIVE TODAY: When I was a new devotee I often reflected that within a few years that special flower airplane would take me back to Godhead, and so I had no worries. Ten years later I realized my thinking was wishful and I had to deal with living in the world. Gaudiya Vaishnavism, or living with a consciousness or remembrance of Krishna, isn’t life denying but life affirming. In the beginning we may be overly anxious to get out of the material world to the...
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    Posted: 1 year 18 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    What do you believe about your self and what do you actually have faith in— that is so much a part of you it’s invisible, hidden, yet constant like the air you breathe? You hardly perceive it but it’s your sense of self that gives you a life attitude like the scent of your body which life, people and dogs can smell. It follows you everywhere like your shadow determining how you think what you give energy to by attention. Coloring your outlook it’s what you project onto life like tinted,...
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    Posted: 1 year 19 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Part 1: I wrote about the topic last night, and this morning during my reading and chanting, I gained insight and some clarity. One point is that within a problem is always the solution, if we don’t try too hard. Sometimes we have to let the answer come in its own time and take the time to be quiet, calm, relaxed, and wait with positive expectancy. For example, leaves fall in autumn on their natural internal schedule. The bulbs flower in the late winter when it is their time. The baby in the...
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    Posted: 1 year 19 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    THE IMPORTANCE OF COMBINING “HORIZONTAL” GROWTH WITH “VERTICAL,” OR SPIRITUAL, GROWTH: Much of what I write about could be called “horizontal” growth, or tools, thinking processes, angles of vision, or making the mind our friend, that while in of themselves are not counted as bhakti, they're essential for it, and to me, inseparable for remaining, or becoming, an enthusiastic devotee, and happy human being—the spiritual and material sides of life. Horizontal growth means in the broadest sense...
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