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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 8 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: 6 years 8 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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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 8 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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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 8 weeks ago
    It is helpful--essential--to understand the K.C. philosophy or to be familiar with our Gaudiya Vaishnava conceptual orientation, yet there is both theory and realization. Realization means acting on the basis of the theory, and in the higher stages, there is no difference between the theory and our application--bhakti becomes who we are, not just what we do for perfection. In a sense we become love--but not impersonally, we become love in action. "Love is as love does." Or "love is not a noun...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 9 weeks ago
    I read today about the spiritual lamentation of Krishna’s dear devotees, the cowherd girls or gopis who felt their misfortune at being apart from Krishna. This brought to mind the lives of other great devotees who act as teachers or gurus who lament their "fallen condition" and forgetfulness of Krishna, while also aspiring for spiritual perfection. Lord Chaitanya's own prayers also express this. We can follow their example by also lamenting our fallen condition—which means knowing what we don’...
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