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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 48 weeks ago
    There is saying most of us have heard: "We are born with nothing, and leave with nothing". All degrees, titles, wealth, properties, homes, material facilities and relationships must be left behind at death. For the materialist, death is a manifestation of God, the controller of life and time. For a devotee, Krishna is the life of our life, the consciousness of our consciousness, the heart of our heart! He is all sided, everything. He light, and darkness, the beginning, middle and end! He is...
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    Posted: 7 years 48 weeks ago
    The illusion of freedom, the greatest oppression the masses enslaved by the promise of capitalism. __________________________________________________ The folly of youth is what it is glorified for that each person is a clean slate with unlimited possibilities. We are advised: “You can do anything you set our mind to and act on”— not knowing our heart’s attractions, repulsions, inclinations already fixed. The illusion of freedom, the greatest oppression the masses enslaved by the promise of...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 7 years 49 weeks ago
    Famous Youtube Comedian, BenLoka recounts his 3 month stay, in the Bhakta Program, at the Hare Krishna temple in England, the Bhaktivedanta Manor. He has also posted a full length lecture of His Holiness Radhanatha Swami, that was filmed at the Manor, which can be found on his other youtube page. Hare Krishna Your humble servant, Nityananda Chandra Das ps. Don't forget to subscribe to his channel NityānandaChandra's blog 1304 reads Comments Mon, 01/05/2009 - 06:41 — NityānandaChandra You...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 49 weeks ago
    I wrote Friday's blog about motivations and qualifications for approaching or worshiping Krishna to encourage those of us who are not pure devotees and may have material desires that we want to fulfill. That is most of us---it is a question of degree, experience, maturity, and especially realization. It is important to realistically access where we are on the map---so to speak---and act with this in mind. This often takes time of course and we need to know that introspection isn't quick and may...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 years 49 weeks ago
    One of our great predecessor teachers or acharyas, Shrila Bhaktivinode Thakur has also analyzed four stages of motivation for serving Krishna: 1) fear, 2) prospect(what we will get), 3 duty, and 4) love. Many religions primarily motivate people through fear and intimidation, yet from the Bhakti prospective the goal is to be motivated purely by love. In the beginning we may have a mix of these different motivations. Again we have to begin somewhere, as long as we are cultivating the...
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