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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 10 weeks ago
    Spending hour by hour on many days of 2 Retreats in Prabhupada's Japa Palace trying to go deeper in Japa (chanting Krishna's names on beads) the most basic, yet profound revealing spiritual practice-- going beyond "normal" prescribed minimum though official rounds now to increase the quality through lessons, techniques, prayer building on 16 to 64 or more by intention & effort a special sacred space created internally & externally by a spiritual community of like-minded chanters....
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    Posted: 6 years 10 weeks ago
    April New Vrindavan Japa Retreat Two 1st 64 round day in the afternoon with merciful God and Goddess in a box Laxmi, 3 shilas and Shri Giriraja give their audience for those with spiritual eyes-- even we can't see their spiritual identities still the key to revelation is here: chanting the Holy Name with Tulasidevi by the Guru's order through his followers in disciplic line from Mahaprabhu (Shri Chaitanya). By huge Gaura-Nitai on the lake taking prasad in cabin eight-- difficult prep for...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 10 weeks ago
    Today I was at the post office for many many hours. Dallas Ratha Yatra is happening on the following Saturday, the 25th. So I was there doing the bulk mail out invite. About 2500 beautiful postcards illustrating Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva, and Subhadra, the festival in Puri, and Dallas. While passing through their accounting office and back to their mailing department an African American woman, who was in her earlier 50's, asked me this question, "What is with the attire?" I answered...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 10 weeks ago
    My Dear Harinam [the holy name of Krishna] Prabhu [Master]: Respectful Pranams to you and my worshipable gurus by whose mercy I can write and pray to you. I offer you here my desires and aspirations for service and spiritual attainment. May your will be done, through me, within me, and around me! After countless births and deaths being averse to the Lord of my heart--you as the Divine couple--and your service, I have somehow come into contact with your agents Shrila Prabhupada and his...
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    Posted: 6 years 11 weeks ago
    It is a blessing to be able to sit and chant 64 rounds with all arrangements taken care of-- nothing else to do in a most Sacred Space Prabhupada's Palace of Gold. Apurva Prabhu's healthy, delicious Prasad (vegy spiritual food) a talking fast "mauno vrata" so no conversation required minimizing eye contact or gestures even during meals we sit in silence relishing the taste of Krishna Prasad listening to silence and chewing thinking about chanting. Everything to facilitate taking the sacred...
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