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    Posted: 6 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    The “Law of Contrast” is very important for all of us. Thinking of those greater than our self can help us to realize our true position, as tiny and insignificant. We all have a little bit of “Isha” or controlling power, yet in comparison to the many powerful people on this planet what is our position? Then there are the devas, and the Supreme Isvara, Lord Shri Krishna. The story of Lord (Lord means a type of controller) Brahma (considered by Hindus to be the engineer of the universe---he is...
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    Posted: 6 years 43 weeks ago
    "Each person is an eternal soul forgetful of their spiritual identity who has a unique life story and conditioned identity. In the course of providing them products (many of which are spiritually based), I get to have a glimpse of their life's history, by relating to them very personally and asking them questions." --------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have been training for a few weeks to learn "the ropes" at the store, and am flying solo now which will...
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    Posted: 6 years 43 weeks ago
    Today (Thursday December 27th) is the disappearance day of our Prabhupada's guru, Shrila Bhaktisiddhata Saravati Thakur (also called "Prabhupada" by his followers). This is one of those important days to remember such great personalities, our glorious predecessors. He was the son of Thakur Bhaktivinode who was the pioneer of Krishna consciousness in the West. In many ways Bhaktisiddhanta put into form the ideas of his father, and our Prabhupada followed the lead of these two superlative...
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    Posted: 6 years 44 weeks ago
    This topic came from a verse and 2 of Prabhupada's purports in the Shrimad Bhagavatam 3rd Canto, chapter 27, texts 15 and 16. "The living entity can vividly feel his existence as the seer, but because of the disappearance of the ego during the state of deep sleep, he falsely takes himself to be lost, like a man who has lost his fortune and feels distressed, thinking of himself to be lost." In his explanation Prabhupada states that thinking we are lost comes from ignorance of our spiritual...
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    Posted: 6 years 44 weeks ago
    This year the store is not doing all that well---at least compared to last year at Christmas. So that requires some adjustment for the owners. Kindred Spirits is a service to the local community which includes seekers, yet it is also a business through which devotees earn a living and give to the BBT book fund. Success in business requires a sort of sixth sense to know what people want, a pleasant personality, and of course the karmic tendency to run a business and attract "laxmi" or money....
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