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    Posted: 6 years 6 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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    Posted: 6 years 8 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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    Posted: 6 years 8 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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    Posted: 6 years 9 weeks ago
    This blog was inspired by Dulal and Navasi’s last blogs which both brought up important points from different perspectives. On the path of knowing and loving Krishna ( Bhakti-yoga) there is great Light, love, knowledge, spiritual power, incredible beauty, wonder, sublimity and everything desirable and ideal. Then there is the opposite, which can be seen as the back or dark side brought about by material imperfections practitioners bring to the path. In effect this is a great covering or veil...
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    Posted: 6 years 9 weeks ago
    I try to have a smiling attitude in all circumstances remembering my great good fortune of taking up the path of Bhakti. I endeavor to ask myself, "how can I use this situation for my good, what can I learn from this, and how can I help others". Even though we are small devotees our well-wishing and prayers for others are good for them and for us. I pray to be a cause of benefit to others in all my interactions. A month ago I was stopped at a checkpoint by a deputy who was looking to see if...
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