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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 4 days ago
    Today was another wonderful day for the Japa Weekend. As Mahatma Prabhu instructed, Japa Weekend does not just mean the 10am - 6 pm time period that you are at the seminar/workshop, no it is actually the whole weekend that you must commit to so that you can get full benefit. By the blessings of Krishna's devotees I was able to wake up before my alarm clock at 4am which is quite rare. Namely both waking up before the clock, and me setting the clock at four. The night before I finished writing...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 5 days ago
    Japa Workshop Day One. I have just had the privilege to attend day one of the japa workshop here in Dallas and it is wonderful. There is so much could be said but I would just like to focus on one element, the mood. Upon arriving at the program it was immediately noticeable the loving mood that was present amongst the devotees. Mahatma Prabhu and others very intelligently arranged everything that somehow it produced a very loving mood amongst the devotees. The day earlier I had the fortune to...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 6 days ago
    In my view the primary challenge for the Krishna consciousness movement is to both preserve and understand the essence or spirit of the teachings, and to be dynamic in our outreach. The understanding I have gained from reading Prabhupada and other Gaudiya teachers is that being a devotee means being a compassionate, introspective, thoughtful, and broadminded person, looking for the good in all, while sharing the truth of Krishna in a way that is accessible and practicable to our audience....
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 1 week ago
    Today's world has increased the number of ways in which people can divide themselves, separate groups of country, region, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, likes or dislikes, sports teams or types of games--all false for the soul! ________________________________________________ I often think about the nature of writing, especially poems which are a new medium for me. I have spoken about it before though I am compelled to reexamine it from time to time, as it's one of my creative outlets....
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    Posted: 6 years 1 week ago
    That small-faced girl lost on the beach was me. I remembered writing the paragraph when I was eleven. I was looking out my bedroom window in the early morning. The sun filled a deep blue sky, unusual for Washington State, yet I was filled with sadness, and tears welled up in my eyes. I felt so alone, as if I didn't belong in this world. I wanted someone to help me through my despair. ____________________________________________________ By Arcana-siddhi Devi Dasi "If death led to a better life,...
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