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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 7 weeks ago
    Reminded by my present pain of a powerful uplifting experience Mayapura, India, February 1974 Shri Chaitanya’s appearance day, full moon celebration where the vision of the great saint Thakur Bhaktivinode fulfilled by the coming together of worldwide devotees chanting, “Jaya Sacinandana, Gaurahari"— my contribution: dysentery going on pilgrimage bundled up in the heat looking for a place to squat, and answer Nature’s running call. Such misery, yet strangely ecstatic as the false ego was also...
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    Posted: 7 years 8 weeks ago
    Prayer is talking to Guru and Krishna, and all their expansions. Chanting the holy name contains all prayers, though all our personal prayers help us take shelter of him, and chant with more feeling. To chant and serve with love is our goal. Prayer is surrendering to God’s will. Prayer is also remembering Krishna, because you can’t pray without remembering who you are praying to—the Lord of our heart! Prayer is direct communion with God. Prayer is as necessary as breathing…more so, as it...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 8 weeks ago
    Continuing on our theme of how everything is energy, particularly in regard to our thoughts, attitudes, and prayers. They are sort of like magnets that attract similar energy and people. We are our faith, attachments, and attitudes. They create our desires and determine what we attract into our life, and how we interpret and use them. We also become like those we associate with. This is why the importance of saintly association is stressed--it spiritually affects our consciousness, and our...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 7 years 9 weeks ago
    Dallas Morning News, Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box. North Texas has been talking this fall about "Tinsel," Hank Stuever's non-fiction account of Christmas in Frisco. The Washington Post writer spent three consecutive...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 9 weeks ago
    At last weekends couple's retreat in South Africa my wife and I gave couples different tools to help their marriages, and also different ways of thinking about themselves and their problems. One of my topics was family or couple's prayer. The subject of prayers groups I feel "passionately" about—i.e, strongly, intensely--since I have first hand experience of its power. Here is one way to think about prayer which might help you see it differently. Everything in existence is energy--even...
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