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    Posted: 5 years 36 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player is needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer; if you are using Google Chrome it will automatically play, so to not listen, mute your speakers.) Walls, fortifications, tall towers in the clouds everything stone, metal, the strongest materials supposedly for protection, though it also serves as a prison to keep others from finding and hurting the self, and keeping you and me from our true pure soul, instead, confusing, confounding....
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    Posted: 5 years 36 weeks ago
    While blessed to travel the royal path of Pure Love the journey requires much preparation and stamina as the road has both roses with hidden thorns and poison ivy— nor is the road always smooth, or flat and easy going, in one’s way come boulders, fallen trees, mud slides, rivers to be forded, mountains climbed, tiredness overcome temptations passed in alluring beautiful lush valleys. ________________________________________________ Many ways to look at our embodiment: layers upon layers of...
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    Posted: 5 years 37 weeks ago
    As I flew to L.A. from Hawaii, I brought a very fragrant flower garland. When I arrived at the Temple, I wanted to personally garland him, but a devotee guard downstairs from his room stopped me. I thought about going into his room anyway, though I was too hesitant and fearful. Eventually Prabhupada came down to give his lecture---it was the disappearance day of his guru, Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur. I was introduced by the local GBC and gave him the garland. He didn’t seem to...
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    Posted: 5 years 37 weeks ago
    At the airport reception, a huge kirtana was going on with devotees from Berkeley, San Francisco and L.A. We were oblivious to our surroundings and took over the waiting lounge. Perhaps there were over 100 devotees. As we waited the kirtana got more and more wild and ecstatic, which was not what the other arriving passengers were expecting as they filed out of the plane. We were at the top of a ramp with devotees on either side of the pathway. After what seemed a very long time Prabhupada...
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    Posted: 5 years 38 weeks ago
    From Sacinandana Swami' newsletter: Today, I chanted, prayed, sang, and deeply connected at Govinda Kunda. What an atmosphere! Before me the kund, or pond, and towering behind-tall and majestic-Giriraja Govardhana. A cool breeze moves the leaves of the trees of desire whose arms dance in the wind as if offering arotika to Radha Govinda. This breeze cools my body and mind as well as those of my roommate-a small bat who listens intensely to my japa and singing. As the counting beads go by-...
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