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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 42 weeks ago
    It is not about only a number---the principle is to always chant, always remember Krishna, never forget him. That is the basis of all rules---the supreme rule. We are also advised to chant a fixed number of rounds as did Lord Chaitanya. So in the beginning before we take a vow to chant a certain amount at initiation by a bona-fide guru, we do what we can---whether 1 or 2 or 4 rounds etc and maintain that without fail, increasing from there. All the principles of K.C and many recommended details...
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    Posted: 5 years 42 weeks ago
    How often do we stop to think of what we depend to survive and thrive and what's the Source of all? __________________________________________ Darkness has fallen temperature dropping, "suiting up" to go out: mailbox and firewood. Walking in outside cold thinking about a poem gazing at the stars darkness and light. Arms full of firewood stacking it by the stove; fire such a wonder though simple, ubiquitous. Amazing dancing flames who can actually describe? feeling the warmth appreciating its...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 43 weeks ago
    Every step a prayer giving thanks I still walk, every breathe a question when my love will awaken? At every moment life and death are precariously balanced-- we struggle to survive another day before our body’s demise. Sitting in the waiting room an outpatient clinic amidst deteriorating aged bodies during my wife's colonoscopy. A common procedure, certainly yet it gives us pause about how temporary life is-- that it can end unexpectedly. Especially as we age our friends begin to die, many...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 5 years 44 weeks ago
    *Maharaja told a story of seeing a beggar's intense facial expression and gestures of need and desperation in the middle of a walkway at a busy train station in India. This inspired him in his chanting to call out for Krishna with feeling, expressing his urgent need for Krishna's mercy. *There is a difference in hunger between a rich and poor man. A rich man's hunger is mild, as his stomach is at least semi-full, whereas a poor beggar is always hankering for a meal and visualizing food. Are we...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 44 weeks ago
    Ratha Yatra Day 3 - Saturday August 2nd, 2008 Off to see the family in San Clemente this morning.   It it my nephew's Kai's first birthday.  So we rented a car with some help from my mom and drove down there to see all the family.  Kai is the son of my cousin Malia, she was the chief editor for Surfers Magazine and her husband the main underwater photographer.   This is her with my Uncle Doug I am blessed to have a nice family that is not uncomfortable with...
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