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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 49 weeks ago
    Today I was at the post office for many many hours. Dallas Ratha Yatra is happening on the following Saturday, the 25th. So I was there doing the bulk mail out invite. About 2500 beautiful postcards illustrating Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva, and Subhadra, the festival in Puri, and Dallas. While passing through their accounting office and back to their mailing department an African American woman, who was in her earlier 50's, asked me this question, "What is with the attire?" I answered...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 49 weeks ago
    My Dear Harinam [the holy name of Krishna] Prabhu [Master]: Respectful Pranams to you and my worshipable gurus by whose mercy I can write and pray to you. I offer you here my desires and aspirations for service and spiritual attainment. May your will be done, through me, within me, and around me! After countless births and deaths being averse to the Lord of my heart--you as the Divine couple--and your service, I have somehow come into contact with your agents Shrila Prabhupada and his...
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    Posted: 5 years 49 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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    Posted: 5 years 50 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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    Posted: 5 years 51 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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