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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 29 weeks ago
    As aspiring devotees of Krishna it is essential that we have a philosophical attitude toward life, rather then only religious sentiments. Prabhupada's (my guru's) sannyas name--Bhaktivedanta Swami--teaches us that we have to have a philosophical understanding--Vedanta--as well as devotion--Bhakti. He taught us an important idea originally coined by Rabindranath Tagore: "Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 29 weeks ago
    Is the time that I takes to read the entire Bhagavad-gītā As It Is with Sanskrit verses, English verses and Srila Prabhupada's Purports. How do I know this? Well I have a copy of Dravida Prabhu's audio book of the complete Bhagavad-Gita and if you put it in iTunes it tells you what is the total time for the album. I can now hear entire Bhagavad Gita while driving, it is quite helpful. If you are looking for a copy see here. I can't wait till His Holiness Keshava Bharati Maharaja...
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    Posted: 5 years 30 weeks ago
    People like happy endings in stories, books or movies. Some would say this is “human nature” but really the body is a reflection of the soul, and the soul is by nature happy. Since we identify ourselves as the body, our conditioned reasoning only suggests the body and mind and its extensions as objects of enjoyment. Unfortunately physical manipulation and stimulation does nothing for the souls needs. We find ourselves in an unhappy position having a material body which has to function under...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 30 weeks ago
    In 1999 on Valentine's Day I decided to join the temple as a full time brahmacari, a full time monk. So actually Valentine's day is one the most important day of my life. This years Valentine's Day was also a great blessing. Our temple was blessed with association of His Holiness Indradyumna Swami as well as his famous disciple Sri Prahlad Prabhu. They were both guests of honor at our TKG Academy fundraiser. This event was wonderful. It first began with an amazing play by the...
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    Posted: 5 years 31 weeks ago
    My wife and I share many things. Sometimes we share sickness, and today we are both "under the weather" with some type of flu or the like. I rose after my usual sleep quota of 7 hours to put wood on the fire and take some ginger root and lozenges for my throat, but went back to bed. After that we got up late to chant (mantra meditation or prayers). As we sat together with our tissues and my ginger tea before our beautiful Deities (scripturally described forms of God fashioned in material...
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