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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 41 weeks ago
    A funny thing about Andra Pradesh and other states in South India, they have this saying. "We do not know what Krishna looks like. If someone thinks of Krishna the face that they see is that of NTR, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao." NT Rama Rao is my favorite actor. He is the star of South India Vaishnava films of the 50's and 60's. His main roles in the films were that of Krishna and Rama but he has also played many other roles as Ravana, Karna, Duryodhan, Bhima, and many others. He also...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 41 weeks ago
    Seeing Krishna is the perfection of the eyes the soul is never satiated drinking that beauty eyelids blinking seem like a calamity hiding him as each moment is ever fresh, like our first, best love. _________________________________________________ Most severe weather passes us by usually only threats of snow or storms, though some come and yesterday we had the first snow of the year—4 inches. Our adult children and friends stayed over visiting their past homes, land and memories born as...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 42 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 42 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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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 43 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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