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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 7 years 12 weeks ago
    Sensual desires come like waves trying to wash me out to sea, but I usually stay on the beach, bruised but alive, to see low tides peace. Often whatever situation we are in we want to taste the opposite, so in the quite and serene peace we pray for the storm of intensity. (or visa versa) Until we realize someday that all the peace or tempest-- the extremes of material duality are really different types of misery. Then we will be convinced about our spiritual identity, and see every material...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 7 years 12 weeks ago
    Sat, 09/29/2007 - 14:26 — NityānandaChandra This is has been a wonderful week here at Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji Dhama in Dallas Texas. We had several weeks of temple tours. Our temple in Dallas is accompanied by a fantastic restaurant, Kalachandji's. Because of the restaurant the temple is a hot spot for tourist and students. Personally I feel that having a restaurant next to the temple is a real blessing. The people that come to visit know that it is a public place and open to guests of all...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 7 years 12 weeks ago
    This is a good question for any of us to ask regularly. It means that there are layers of meaning in anything we or anyone does. We have to be introspective to understand our conditioning, and how it negatively impacts our life and our relationships. This is what I understand to be part of the process of "anartha nivritti" or retiring unwanted thinking patterns which manifest as unwanted actions, and sometimes offenses to devotees and Krishna. Shrila Prabhupada compared chanting the Maha Mantra...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 7 years 12 weeks ago
    Some Ideas and Words to live by: See your self as more than the body. You are an eternal soul or the animating consciousness of the body---yet learn to be as present here as possible while you keep your ultimate objective to revive your spirituality. The ultimate cause of all causes is God (Krishna), and then comes the soul, and then our karma (previous actions), which are facilitated by our genes and our body and life circumstances. Always remember Krishna and never forget him. Do what is...
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    Posted: 7 years 12 weeks ago
    Today will bring a full moon. It was quite beautiful this morning, so please take some time to see it tonight or tomorrow morning. And with the full moon comes the first day of another Vedic month. Now wouldn't that be great to have that as the standard for the world? It just seems so natural to begin a month with the moon, and acknowledging it's influence and our dependence on the cycles of nature. I remember many years ago when I lived in the Berkeley Temple. We had a bhakta program (for...
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