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    Posted: 7 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    FAITH IN KRISHNA'S PROTECTION: Today was a traveling day to observe our shiska guru's appearance day, the day before Gaura Purnima, and while many of us take driving for granted, it is definitely an opportunity to appreciate Krishna's protection. Accidents and road kill remind me of how lucky I am to safely arrive at my destination. For me, night driving especially is fueled not just from years of experience but confidence that comes from faith. There is just so much that we can't see due to...
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    Posted: 8 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player is needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer; if you are using Google Chrome it will automatically play, so to not listen, mute your speakers.) [I am continuing the reposting of this 5 part series. The basic premise of this series is to posit that our greatest challenges, problems, reveres, difficulties, hurts, or pain, have the power to crush us (if we let them), or offer the greatest opportunity for personal and spiritual growth....
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    Posted: 9 weeks 4 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player is needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer; if you are using Google Chrome it will automatically play, so to not listen, mute your speakers.) [February 12th was my 48th anniversary of moving into the temple as a single monastic (brahmacari) and officially taking up the process of bhakti, or pure devotional service. To honor my spiritual journey on the way to Krishna, I thought I would repost this 5 part series about my life before...
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    Posted: 10 weeks 4 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    THINKING ABOUT THE "THIN RED LINE" IN RELATIONSHIP TO LIFE'S DUALITIES, quotes about SUCCESS from various sources : This was a title from a movie about the horrors of war that comes from an old Midwestern saying, "There's only a thin red line between the sane and the mad." This title first came to mind some years ago as I was dealing with the flu for many weeks and couldn't seem to get much better, and then again with my cancer diagnosis and simply observing myself and others, both family and...
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    Posted: 11 weeks 12 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    QUESTIONS ARE THE ANSWER: My "Question for the Week," got me thinking about the power of the questions we ask ourselves or others. Some verses came to mind, as well as my limited understanding about what the questions we ask tell us about ourselves and our absorption. Many of us know, from such verses as follows, the importance of asking relevant questions to great sages or gurus, but what do our personal, internal questions tell us about ourselves? "One day, after finishing their morning...
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