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    Posted: 6 years 17 weeks ago
    It is helpful--essential--to understand the K.C. philosophy or to be familiar with our Gaudiya Vaishnava conceptual orientation, yet there is both theory and realization. Realization means acting on the basis of the theory, and in the higher stages, there is no difference between the theory and our application--bhakti becomes who we are, not just what we do for perfection. In a sense we become love--but not impersonally, we become love in action. "Love is as love does." Or "love is not a noun...
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    Posted: 6 years 18 weeks ago
    I read today about the spiritual lamentation of Krishna’s dear devotees, the cowherd girls or gopis who felt their misfortune at being apart from Krishna. This brought to mind the lives of other great devotees who act as teachers or gurus who lament their "fallen condition" and forgetfulness of Krishna, while also aspiring for spiritual perfection. Lord Chaitanya's own prayers also express this. We can follow their example by also lamenting our fallen condition—which means knowing what we don’...
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    Posted: 6 years 18 weeks ago
    Dates seem irrelevant words can be cliché are old days good or memory just selective? The past is useful if it helps to avoid mistakes, by recognizing opportunities-- a good teacher the past but a lousy residence! Many have said the present is all we have-- Is there meaning in words yes, when we apply them. Even "wasting time" can be valuable with insightful vision of inspiration today being thoughtful to learn that there can always be lessons to gather from life. Is the future important? It is...
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    Posted: 6 years 18 weeks ago
    Spiritual life is about change--and change for the better. Bhakti yoga in its nine main varieties headed by hearing and chanting about Krishna is meant to awaken our serving or dependent nature on the Lords of our hearts, Shri Radha Krishna. However, it takes time, effort and a whole lot of mercy. We have to keep on keeping on despite what appears to be a long time. ____________________________________________________ When we have guests for prasad (vegetarian food offered to Krishna) or some...
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    Posted: 6 years 19 weeks ago
    So many opinions so little time: Are we or is life very complex or very simple? Both! Depending on our nature and perspective. A person or life is simple or complex according to one's conditioned nature which could be a blessing or curse in different circumstances. Simple people think complex people speak way too many words using too many colors or possessions which hide life with endless distractions. Complicated or complex thinking people will never accept simple explanations thinking them...
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