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    Posted: 7 years 1 week ago
    I write because I must, something like an addict must have drink, or a smoke. It is more gentle, not as often or as externally demanding, but more an inner prompting to contribute, to create. It began over 30 years ago with a gift I received of a journal. After I began writing I discovered that when I wrote, uncovered, buried or forgotten parts of me emerged. Not trivial things, but important aspects of myself that needed to see the light of consciousness to be either acted upon, purified,...
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    Posted: 7 years 2 weeks ago
    I Wondering in the woodshed scratching my head a roof with 4 air sides mostly dry wood mixed with sprinkled melting snow. Meditating on experience wondering how to convey it meaningfully—does it matter?— well, it does to me otherwise, why write? In a perfect world my desire to express sharing who I am and aspire to be, will match your necessity . Even if few read I pray my effort’s noble aspiring to be “bhakta” offering my life to Krishna detached from results. My winter life includes...
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    Posted: 7 years 2 weeks ago
    Prabhupada gives the same analogy that he has shared regarding the Lord’s appearance and disappearance, namely, the sunrise, sunset or the appearance of light and darkness to describe saintly persons. The Sun never dies but is only goes beyond our vision—we are in darkness. When the sun reappears, primitive cultures consider that the sun was born after its death the previous night. Even we consider the appearance of the sun as a “new day”, but to the sun none of these perspectives apply. He is...
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    Posted: 7 years 2 weeks ago
    The desire to share experience is equally true of photographers, artists and the like—people who try to share their perceptions, feelings and thoughts with others through some type of different medium of one or two dimensions. Yet sometimes thinking of an experience (or extracting the creative angle) as it is happening makes one less present in the moment. I have taken photos and videos at some Temple functions, and felt like I missed the whole thing! My usual means of sharing experience is...
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    Posted: 7 years 3 weeks ago
    We just celebrated Shri Nityananda Rama’s holy appearance day, and I thought of the question, “Who is Sri Nityananda Rama, and why should you be interested?” This is a great question for a devotee of Lord Krishna or Shri Chaitanya, and one would hope to share this knowledge with others. But which persons might want to know the answer? If we went up to someone on the street and told them that today was the appearance of Shri Nityananda Rama we might get ignored, or told they didn’t care. Perhaps...
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