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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 2 weeks ago
    We live in a time of faithlessness, criticism, cynicism, and sarcasm. Those who do live by faith in God are often fundamentalist or fanatical in their rigid perspective. This gives religion and even God a bad name, discouraging people from being part of any group with strong beliefs and faith. Although faith may be looked at with suspicion, without faith no one can do anything either materially or spiritually (all faith [not what we have faith in] comes from the mode of sattva or goodness). In...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 2 weeks ago
    I was extremely delighted upon opening our book boxes from BBT, like a young boy on Christmas, to come across our new printed books. BBT has reprinted some of most classic texts with some very nice bright covers and bright vivid illustrations pieces inside as well. (my suspicions are that some of the younger devotees are involved in this)Although the KRSNA book looks blue in the photo it is actually a very attractive purple. This great book has 6 sets of photo pages of about 8 color pages each...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 2 weeks ago
    The “jungle” is returning, time to “weedwack” to trim and drive the lawn tractor before it rains again. I begin trimming under gray skies and then it pours. Putting on a Pancho to keep dry I weed by hand, listening. The roar of the rain in the trees, the swish of wind, raindrops on my covered head I think the Hare Krishna mantra. Pondering in my plastic Pancho I think about my life as a devotee, as I look at the beautiful verdant forest, intensely green grass and colorful flowers, with yellows...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 4 weeks ago
    Working at a New Age store means I get asked many spiritual, health related, and psychic type questions. People are searching for spirituality, healing, protection. I could have never worked here as a new devotee and youth. I have to draw on years of life experience and remain convinced of Krishna consciousness, yet open to present and hear truth in different ways. Yesterday, a young couple came in with questions regarding protection from spirits who were causing them and others problems. They...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 4 weeks ago
    It is said in the Vaishnava scriptures of the Vedas (like Shrimad Bhagavatam and others) that Krishna is non different from his holy name. We can associate with Krishna personally by chanting purely. Yet it also said that there is one important difference between Krishna and his name. What is that? Krishna's holy name is more merciful than Krishna. How can this be? He comes in his Nam (name) incarnation even when we are not qualified to be with him personally in his abode, or we can't...
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