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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 6 years 37 weeks ago
    Falling down at your feet with a straw in my mouth, with whatever humility I may be blessed with, offering my respectful obeisances to Shrila Prabhupada, my shiksha gurus, the previous acharyas, six Goswamis, my exalted Godbrothers and Godsisters, and the most merciful Lords, Shri Shri Gaura Chandra and Nitaisundara, I present my hopeful prayers and beseech you dear Harinam Prabhu to bless me to always have your pure association in love and Vaishnava humility. You know my actual character,...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 38 weeks ago
    Gauranga Kishore Prabhu wrote a short blog about humility and this made me remember a realization of mind. I was thinking, why is it that I do not like glorification, and public praise?  The though lingered, is it because I am humble? But then the truth arouse. The proper method of dealing with praise is to deflect it to those who actually deserve praise. One may often turning the praise back on the pious and pure praiser. But because of my lack of humility I cannot think of others...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 6 years 38 weeks ago
    Reminded by my present pain of a powerful uplifting experience Mayapura, India, February 1974 Shri Chaitanya’s appearance day, full moon celebration where the vision of the great saint Thakur Bhaktivinode fulfilled by the coming together of worldwide devotees chanting, “Jaya Sacinandana, Gaurahari"— my contribution: dysentery going on pilgrimage bundled up in the heat looking for a place to squat, and answer Nature’s running call. Such misery, yet strangely ecstatic as the false ego was also...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 6 years 38 weeks ago
    Prayer is talking to Guru and Krishna, and all their expansions. Chanting the holy name contains all prayers, though all our personal prayers help us take shelter of him, and chant with more feeling. To chant and serve with love is our goal. Prayer is surrendering to God’s will. Prayer is also remembering Krishna, because you can’t pray without remembering who you are praying to—the Lord of our heart! Prayer is direct communion with God. Prayer is as necessary as breathing…more so, as it...
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    Posted: 6 years 39 weeks ago
    Continuing on our theme of how everything is energy, particularly in regard to our thoughts, attitudes, and prayers. They are sort of like magnets that attract similar energy and people. We are our faith, attachments, and attitudes. They create our desires and determine what we attract into our life, and how we interpret and use them. We also become like those we associate with. This is why the importance of saintly association is stressed--it spiritually affects our consciousness, and our...
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