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    Posted: 5 years 48 weeks ago
    By the mercy of a pure devotee even persons who are not even very religious can go beyond material dharma to ask higher questions about the soul. This is expressed in Vedic statement in the Brahma-sutra often quoted by Prabhupada: "athato brahma jijnasa" or now is the time to inquire about Brahman or the Absolute Truth. This inquiry is generally the fruit of religious life. Without coming to this point religious life is practically a waste--it is better than ordinary life, but still keeps one...
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    Posted: 5 years 49 weeks ago
    For some people it is easier to be religious when times are good, and often a test when they suffer (although from another angle it is natural for many to call on God in distress, though only officially acknowledging him in happiness). Sometimes even knowledgeable devotees may blame God for their problems in their intense grief and sorrowful emotions, yet in more thoughtful moments they can remember that souls are here in the material world to try to enjoy apart from Krishna. In addition they...
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    Posted: 5 years 50 weeks ago
    A friend of mine who used to be a famous book distributor told me one of his stories about someone he met. He offered the person a book, and the person said, "I don't need it". "Why not?" "Because in my religion we know about the personal life of God!" "O really? What is that?" "God sent his son to earth to deliver the people of the earth, and he died for their sins." "That is interesting, though I still think you would find this book useful and uplifting." "Why is that?" "In this book the...
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    Posted: 5 years 50 weeks ago
    There is saying most of us have heard: "We are born with nothing, and leave with nothing". All degrees, titles, wealth, properties, homes, material facilities and relationships must be left behind at death. For the materialist, death is a manifestation of God, the controller of life and time. For a devotee, Krishna is the life of our life, the consciousness of our consciousness, the heart of our heart! He is all sided, everything. He light, and darkness, the beginning, middle and end! He is...
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    Posted: 5 years 50 weeks ago
    The illusion of freedom, the greatest oppression the masses enslaved by the promise of capitalism. __________________________________________________ The folly of youth is what it is glorified for that each person is a clean slate with unlimited possibilities. We are advised: “You can do anything you set our mind to and act on”— not knowing our heart’s attractions, repulsions, inclinations already fixed. The illusion of freedom, the greatest oppression the masses enslaved by the promise of...
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