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    Posted: 5 years 31 weeks ago
    Gray winter skies frigid wet outside Archana sings prayers the fire blazes warmth. Beholding Radha Gopinatha uplifting spiritual beauties they kindly glance to bless everyone. Esthetically pleasing altar Deities galore and glorious lovely jeweled clothes the flowers smile. Like trumpets heralding sun amidst darkness each petal praising God arms pointing upward. The jewels of Kali simple yet profound a joy to behold marveling at the Creator. Our life a wonder such great opulence wondrous...
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    Posted: 5 years 31 weeks ago
    Do you do this? Occasionally or habitually? As a general rule I would say this is not a good practice. I have counseled couples where one of the partners said yes when they meant no, and their marriage didn't last a year. We can't please everyone or avoid difficulties by avoiding the truth of who we are--though we are not the body, we have to acknowledge its nature. This doesn't mean that we will have no unpleasant duties if we are honest about our feelings, yet we will live more authentically...
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    Posted: 5 years 31 weeks ago
    According to Krishnadas Kaviraja in Chaitanya Charitamrita “Essential truth spoken concisely is true eloquence.” Unfortunately brevity is not one my best qualities, though I love to write hear, and speak philosophy. Some people talk to hear their own voice, being full of themselves they aren’t effective. More important then mere words the spirit of bhakti they convey its purity, love, devotion and high purpose can attract others to Krishna. Lord Chaitanya playing the role of acharya wrote only...
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    Posted: 5 years 31 weeks ago
    When the British were ruling India most of them failed to appreciate Krishna’s activities or teachings in their cursory study of Vedas, through the colored lens of their limited religious, colonial, racist eyes. Even many Christians decry the attempt of secular scholars (or those of other religions) to expound on the life and teachings of Christ, and recommend understanding the culture that existed during his life. I think it is safe to say that in studying any religion, those unfamiliar with...
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    Posted: 5 years 32 weeks ago
    The first Canto of Shrimad Bhagavatam is one of my favorites. Why? Perhaps it is because it was the Canto which Prabhupada brought to America and the first book that was available for us to study. Or it could be the attractive, spiritually uplifting, historical stories used to teach the philosophy, or maybe because Prabhupada put everything he could into it, thinking he might not live to finish the whole scripture. Indeed he didn’t finish. Although he finished only a few chapters of the 10th...
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