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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 7 years 27 weeks ago
    Ratha Yatra Day 3 - Saturday August 2nd, 2008 Off to see the family in San Clemente this morning.   It it my nephew's Kai's first birthday.  So we rented a car with some help from my mom and drove down there to see all the family.  Kai is the son of my cousin Malia, she was the chief editor for Surfers Magazine and her husband the main underwater photographer.   This is her with my Uncle Doug I am blessed to have a nice family that is not uncomfortable with...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 7 years 28 weeks ago
    LA Ratha Yatra Trip Day 1 -Thursday July 31st, 2008 Who can estimate the kindness of devotees, and the kindness of Krishna. We have been awaiting the climatic day of visiting Los Angeles and seeing all the wonderful devotees who congregate at this event. A day before our departure I received a letter from Bhaktine Dalia who was acting as a host and offered us her apartment as a place to stay. She kindly offered us this help even though she had yet to meet us in person and had only known of us...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 28 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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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 29 weeks ago
    Many ways to look at our embodiment: layers upon layers of gross and subtle coverings, innumerable parts, different competing potent voices, yet the soul is the origin or seat of consciousness a spark of Divinity, lost, though searching blindly for itself, for love, connection, fulfillment, happiness that will endure in a fleeting, dark, restrictive world. Ignorance that covers everyone’s eyes and good sense is the all-pervading, much advertised false promise that our heart’s desires will come...
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    Posted: 7 years 29 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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