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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 26 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [reposted from 12-24-16 and revised 7-3-18] Who are we really— beyond who we settle for without thinking too deeply as most just blindly accept as normal, conventional identities that we’ve learned from others and from our educational system so it must be true, right? Is it really a fact that we’re our past sad or happy history? What about our genes, race, ethnicity, our skin color, occupation, economic status, religious institution, sect, or sanga, state or region, political party,...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 26 weeks ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [republished from 7-21-11] People we meet or know who impress us the most are those that extend us kindness and heartfelt interest. We may appreciate a person’s beauty, strength, wealth, knowledge, fame, or renunciation (qualities Krishna has in full), but if a person is not kind it stands out like a huge blemish. A lessor person who is kind and friendly appears more valuable, and greater. Of the twenty-six qualities of a...
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    Posted: 1 year 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.) [reposted a few times from 3-15-14] There are many ways to know a person. One can know a person by guessing what they might, or should, be like, study the person from a distance—say from the Gossip column, Internet, or Facebook— hear about them from others who may, or may not, know them,...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 1 year 35 weeks ago
    By Bhakti-lata Dasi When farmers have a good harvest, they say it was a good year. That’s the feeling I have at the end of each and every year; “it was a good year.” For the prison ministry, it’s always a good year! The IPM harvest is always aplenty; this is confirmed by the inmates’ wonderful testimonials and the wonderful things that happen in their lives. Yesterday I was sharing with two friends some anecdotes to illustrate why I love this service so much, what inspires me to...
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    Posted: 1 year 37 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [reposted from 2008-10-06] My dear Hari Nam Prabhu: By the grace of Shrila Prabhupada and my shiska gurus who represent Lord Chaitanya and Nitai, (who have brought you in Kali-yuga) I have been introduced to you in the process of japa and kirtana. With whatever humility and gratitude I can embody, I thank you for remaining with me over the years, many of which were quite poor spiritually-- yet you somehow enabled me to keep chanting. I have reasoned that due to my chanting I was able to remain...
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