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    Posted: 11 years 45 weeks ago
    The ways of the modern world can make it seem difficult do dedicate some quality time in the morning for some type of spiritual practice, like chanting "japa" or the soft repetition of the Hare Krishna mantra on beads, or other types of meditation. For those of us who lived in a Temple ashram as a single person for a number of years, we developed the habit of rising early for morning worship, devotional singing, japa, engaging in Temple service, and hearing scripture. Never the less, when we...
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    Posted: 11 years 45 weeks ago
    One of my favorite activities is offering the Lord my prayers for perfection, and reciting notable prayers. Offering prayers is one of the nine main classifications of devotional service (these 9 methods of devotional service are also part of a larger number of 64 practices favorable for developing love for Krishna, listed in the Nectar of Devotion, chapter six). The nine main kinds of devotional service are hearing about Krishna, chanting about him, remembering him, serving him, worshiping him...
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    Posted: 11 years 46 weeks ago
    Prabhupada replied to a devotee who said he was "the most fallen", that he wasn't the "most anything"----implying that this could be another type of vanity. "The most fallen" status is for those pure devotees who have realized it. Though our ambition as devotees is to follow Lord Chaitanya and revive our natural humility as souls, feeling lower than a blade of grass, practicing tolerance as the tree, offering all respect to others, without desiring any recognition, what we are talking about...
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    Posted: 11 years 46 weeks ago
    I have mentioned this thought before, but I thought I would devote a whole blog about the subject. I want to encourage our shy (?) or unworthy feeling (?) people to share something of who they are and what have experienced. Part of the spiritual and human journey is feeling our life has value, and in making the best use of it. I share with you here the introduction to the "4th course of Chicken Soup for the Soul" series (copywrite 1997 Jack Canfield). If you like, you can call it "Chickpea...
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    Posted: 11 years 46 weeks ago
    Moving from one dimensional to multidimensional, from enjoyer or exploiter to Giver the responsibility of elder. 60 is the age of elder though whenever called after 50, requires confronting core issues-- impediments to service as elder and healer. Same issues as always but now an urgency, the last third of life the inner push of responsibility. Standing at another crossroads forced to make decisions, having to grow up transcending being a "man". Modern man's illusion of sexual prowess, world...
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