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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 17 weeks ago
    Considering my childhood history (which I know was arranged from my previous life's unfinished spirituality), becoming a devotee was the natural course of my life. In a sense, there was no other appealing option, so I embraced the life of a devotee as my highest prospect, which included chanting the holy name. In those days we used to do loud street sankirtana (group chanting) for 8-10 hours or more a day and this practice transported me to another world of bliss and intensity--the likes of...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 17 weeks ago
    ISKCON Member Opens Council Meeting With Sanskrit Verse Written by Antony Brennan on 25 Apr 2009 Nityananda Chandra Dasa is a devotee of Krishna and pujari at Sri Sri Radha Kalachandij’s in Dallas, Texas. On Wednesday, April 8th, he represented ISKCON when he gave the morning invocation at the Dallas City Hall council meeting. The invocation is a prayer given to open the council meeting and ask for the Lord's blessings. Previously the invocation for the Dallas council meeting had been given by...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 18 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 18 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 19 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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