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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 15 weeks 6 days ago
    The ego [primarily] pure has been defiled on account of the external passions since the beginningless past, (359) and what has been added from outside is like a [soiled] garment to be washed off. As when a garment is cleansed of its dirt, or when gold is removed from its impurities, they are not destroyed but remain as they are; so is the ego freed from its defilements. (Lankavatara-sutra, Sagathakam 755-756, D.T. Suzuki, London 1932)
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 16 weeks 20 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    After a rather depressing day yesterday for reasons that we needn’t get into, I woke up this morning feeling much better, with the resolve that I would pray to Krishna from now on to either heal me, or kill me, physically speaking of course, since there is no death for the soul. In a way the status of my cancer, namely not getting worse or better, is a metaphor for how I see my life—mediocre, and that just isn’t acceptable any more. I am called to physically, mentally, and emotionally leave my...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 17 weeks 2 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Life in the material world is difficult and challenging for everyone to different degrees. While we may see in the world great misery and take some consolation that ours are much less, still, initially in the thick of our personal misery, we are still effected and challenged to keep our positivity. Can we use our distressful situation as a negative impetus for spiritual practice? In other words, human life is favorable for spiritual practice when we understand its glaring shortcomings and thus...
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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 18 weeks 7 hours ago
    Guru Gita from Skanda Purana, verse 34 Gautamiya tantra 7.10-11
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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 18 weeks 3 days ago
    How should the cultivation of activities favorable to KRSNa be undertaken? One should act only in such a way that bhakti may be augmented, giving up laukika-abhilASA (worldly desires), pAralaukika-abhilASA (other worldly pursuits such as elevation to the heavenly planets and acquisition of mystic perfections in yoga), and any other kind of aspiration. This same idea has been expressed in ZrImad-BhAgavatam: bhaktyA saJjAtayA bhaktyA (S.B. 11.3.31)—bhakti is produced only by bhakti....
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