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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 16 weeks ago
    I wrote Friday's blog about motivations and qualifications for approaching or worshiping Krishna to encourage those of us who are not pure devotees and may have material desires that we want to fulfill. That is most of us---it is a question of degree, experience, maturity, and especially realization. It is important to realistically access where we are on the map---so to speak---and act with this in mind. This often takes time of course and we need to know that introspection isn't quick and may...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 16 weeks ago
    One of our great predecessor teachers or acharyas, Shrila Bhaktivinode Thakur has also analyzed four stages of motivation for serving Krishna: 1) fear, 2) prospect(what we will get), 3 duty, and 4) love. Many religions primarily motivate people through fear and intimidation, yet from the Bhakti prospective the goal is to be motivated purely by love. In the beginning we may have a mix of these different motivations. Again we have to begin somewhere, as long as we are cultivating the...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 16 weeks ago
    Give the gift that keeps on giving. In the Nectar of Devotion, Srila Prabhupada's magnificent summary study of Rupa Goswami's Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu, he describes the glories of pure bhakti. Therein it is describes six features of pure bhakti. Krishna Consciousness bring relief from all distress. (Ajamil, the sinner saved) Krishna Consciousness is All Auspicious (the best welfare, BG 18.66) Krishna Consciousness produces supreme happiness (Material happiness temporary at best, Kholaveca...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 17 weeks ago
    From the Krsna Book (which is a summary of the 10th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam) we read in the 87 chapter, "Prayers by the Personified Vedas" the dual purpose of life for souls within the material world. Souls here have their true identity covered by a material body, mind and ego. Shukadeva Gosvami, who is the main speaker of this scripture tells us here that..."[T]he Supreme Personality of Godhead has created the mind, senses and living force of the living entity for the purpose of sense...
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    Posted: 5 years 18 weeks ago
    The metaphysic of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhupu (considered the combined form of Radha and Krishna and the founder of our sampradaya or disciplic line) is called acintya-bhedabheda-tattva or the philosophy that the Lord and all his emanations are inconceivably, simultaneously one and different. To understand this perspective is the key to resolving many religious controversies or parts of our philosophy which some of you have expressed confusion about. Therefore the answers to many questions are...
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