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    Posted: 1 year 22 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    On my healing journey to postpone my death, I missed hearing the subtle first murmurings of spring, when Winter just begins to dream of all that it can become— through rest and rejuvenation, during snow and freezing rain, leafless trees and barren landscapes— transforming into new life possibilities. I first learned this sensing on our forested, countryside land after adjusting to the quiet while quieting my city mind’s busy-ness learning to be present and open without imposing on the...
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    Posted: 1 year 22 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    THE BALANCE OF GIVING AND RECEIVING: Like breathing in life-giving air, and breathing out carbon dioxide that is needed by the trees and plants, we have to learn that while giving is more celebrated, it cannot exist without receiving--we can't have one without the other. The trees give what we need and we give what they require. Many people are focused on being active for others, often at the cost of their own well-being and health--they feel uncomfortable accepting praise or service from...
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    Posted: 1 year 23 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    DO WE PRAY FOR DIFFICULTIES OR TO REMEMBER KRISHNA?: A dear young friend of mine sent me a quote from a devotee who had noted that in happy situations devotees tend to forget Krishna, so his recommendation was for devotees to pray for difficulties so that can better remember Krishna. While Queen Kunti--a pure soul, by the way--prayed for difficulties, that were in a certain context, and to make a point. When the Pandavas and their Mother Kunti, were in difficulties they had Krishna's...
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    Posted: 1 year 24 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    I found the drive from LA to ISV, in Mountain View, CA, a scenic one once I was out of the city. About half the way there as I approached the top of a mountainous ridge at 4,000 feet, I was greeted by what I took as an auspicious sign for my current travel and talk the following day. Ahead of me was a rain storm with the beginning of a rainbow to my right. As I progressed, it became larger and larger, finally creating an arch from one side of the highway to the other, like some banner...
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    Posted: 1 year 25 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    My journey in worship is an interesting and blissful one even amidst much anxiety. In my first months of taking to the path of bhakti, just after receiving initiation into chanting the maha-mantra, I was given the service to take care of our altar, which consisted of a large picture of Shri Chaitanya and his principle associates, also referred to as the “Panca Tattva,” and pictures of Prabhupada, his guru, and our line of teachers. Although God is everywhere in his form as the Supersoul, or...
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