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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 7 years 1 day ago
    Mother Gopi Gita and Gopi Krishna got to few weeks ago brainstorming about doing a drama.  They wanted to do something that incorporated all the different elements of our temple.  This the Gurukula youth, Gurukula alumni, temple staff, and congregation.  Spring break was coming up so they thought lets give it a shot.  Gopi Krishna suggested Ramayana because it had not been done at the Dallas temple before.  However this was done without some serious challenges. ...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 3 days ago
    We have heard the expression to “stop and smell the roses”. This is an old expression, perhaps from before the industrial age, yet it is even more important today, because we may ask, "What roses?". The pace and pressures of the modern, lighting fast world make us dependent on electronic devises that obscure our connection with Nature and the Source of Nature, God or Shri Krishna. Our attention is channeled into man-made arenas which have little relevance to life’s significant existential...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 7 years 3 days ago
    The Rāmāyana play was great, everyone did so well. Jāya Śrī Śrī Sīta Rāma! [03:54:38] http://twitpic.com/1bl0rr http://twitpic.com/1bl0wlhttp://twitpic.com/1bl14f more play practice picshttp://twitpic.com/1bl19hbabies [18:48:02] http://twitpic.com/1bkxef http://twitpic.com/1bkxhchttp://twitpic.com/1bkxo6 Siva's bow & other decor [18:34:09] Play practice for the Ramayana play tonight, Sri Rupa cut his thumb nail during a plastic sword fight & Oh man the bow of Shiva is amazing! [16:06:51...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 1 week ago
    Our conception of death determines in a very real way how we view life. How so? For instance, if we see death as the end of our existence we will tend to be selfish, greedy, and self-absorbed. After all, with this world view, the only thing we have is today, so morality is only utilitarian—to get what I want and to look good, since if we don’t get caught doing something against morality or the law, we have succeeded. From this perspective there is no accountability other then the here and now...
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    Posted: 7 years 2 weeks ago
    This is a quote from Georg Wilhelm Hagel, a German philosopher of the 19th century which has been used by some Gaudiya acharya’s to emphasize the necessary attitude in which to embrace our spiritual practices. Christians have a similar perspective with their idea of being “born again”—which is what our sense of spiritual initiation is (second birth--first by the parents and then by the guru into a life of spiritual practice).The words of Saint Francis give us a similar message that “it is in...
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