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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 41 weeks ago
    It is a blessing to be able to sit and chant 64 rounds with all arrangements taken care of-- nothing else to do in a most Sacred Space Prabhupada's Palace of Gold. Apurva Prabhu's healthy, delicious Prasad (vegy spiritual food) a talking fast "mauno vrata" so no conversation required minimizing eye contact or gestures even during meals we sit in silence relishing the taste of Krishna Prasad listening to silence and chewing thinking about chanting. Everything to facilitate taking the sacred...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 42 weeks ago
    How much faith is enough? 5%, 20%, 50% or 100% in one part of the philosophy by which we can accept the rest? How much faith is required to try something new drive, fly or walk in the dark? We experienced something in and about Prabhupada his character, wisdom, kindness so we loved him serving tirelessly to please him or make him smile— then we were happy. The process continues with gurus present today charming and capturing disciple’s faith dissolving doubts encouraging them to serve Krishna...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 43 weeks ago
    Lord Caitanya discovered during his travels a special fact regarding the pastimes of Lord Ramachandra.  That Sita that was kidnapped by Ravana was not actually Sita but rather a Maya Sita. CC Madhya 1.117: At Rāmeśvara, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu had a chance to read the Kūrma Purāṇa, in which He discovered that the form of Sītā kidnapped by Rāvaṇa wot that of the real <a l but a mere shadow representation. PURPORT The Kūrma Purāṇa states that this shadowy Sītā was placed into a fire as...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 43 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Friday April 3rd is the appearance day of Lord Rama (in the USA, please check your local Temple for other parts of the world). Such a day for any incarnation of God is not called a “birth” day since God is ever-existing and primeval. Their “birth” in the material world is only a superficial ruse, as much as an actor exists before going on stage. Queen Kunti in her prayers in the 1st Canto of the Bhagavatam explains this: ”Being beyond the range of limited sense perception, You are the...
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    Posted: 5 years 43 weeks ago
    Lord Buddha decried the Vedas being misused for animal slaughter replaced the Vedas with his doctrine of "ahimsa"--cause no harm to others a religion that only matter exists silent on God yet implying no God, souls, or Spiritual Reality. Followers learning peace practicing compassion, kindness withdrawing from the world no positive activity beyond like a child sent to their room no eternal destination no suffering by ceasing to exist. Great Acharya Shankara is Shiva under Krishna's order...
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