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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 37 weeks ago
    Some months ago I did a tour and interview for a youth group from Munger Place United Methodist Church. These high school youths were chaperoned by their minister Ernest McMillan. The interview went really nicely. One of the key discussions that was brought about was in regards to the four legs of Dharma Satyam (Honesty/Truthful) Saucam (Cleanliness of the mind and body) Tapa (selfcontrol/austerity) Daya (compassion/mercy) and the corresponding four regulative priniciples Not gambling...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 38 weeks ago
    In light of some of the discussions we have been having I thought an old article by my wife would be useful. Being humble is essential in K.C. yet it has to be practiced in consideration of our realization. It doesn't mean we are a doormat, a "yes man", or trembling in the corner having to be told what to do. Like so many things we can imitate it or practice it artificially or we understand it more deeply through our spiritual practices and asking questions. We learn many things through time...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 38 weeks ago
    My promised abode of happiness & fulfillment is revealing its true colors with slaps to my face--ow, planned bodily obsolescence revealed! _____________________________________________ Dear God please help me Dear God please help me Hare Krishna Hare Krishna chanting toward the wood pile. Darkness has fallen felling like a blanket making the yard small; another world existing only as far as the lights. I have mentioned my gratitude for each step taken, but not why?--no cartilage left in my...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 38 weeks ago
    I think respect is really a way of life—a consciousness of the sacredness of all life and in fact everything that exists as it relates to God. In how I see the word, it is what Krishna consciousness is all about. We are learning to respect and honor God—Radha Krishna, Gaura-Nityananda and all their expansions and devotees—great teachers or gurus, devotees in general, but in fact all living beings and everything that exists. Although honor is not given as a synonym for respect, to me it could be...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 38 weeks ago
    In some cases we are completely blinded by our shortcomings and why we seem to be attracting the same old stuff into our lives, or why we don't have friends, or money, or don't have a taste for our spiritual practices. Even though in our estimation certain things shouldn't be happening to us (of all people), there are reasons for everything, and the primary reason for our life situation is to be found by looking in the mirror. You may think you had terrible parents, poor upbringing and social...
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