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    Posted: 20 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Sometimes, in spite of our best efforts we’re just stuck in our old patterns. Even we say we don’t like them but they’re habitual, a natural groove— such a strange aspect of life how we empower our personal rut while screaming our whine against it! The essence of trying to go forward is that change doesn’t come easy unless we make a total commitment and there is more pain in stagnation then in changing for the better— we do more to avoid pain than to experience happiness. Human beings are weird...
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    Posted: 21 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    PRAY: This morning while chanting, I naturally remembered many of the aspects of life I pray for, which have come to me during japa, or in my introspective times during the day. What I pray for, is what I also teach about in my talks. In a general sense, I teach the necessity of calling out for help to our gurus, previous great teachers, and the aspects of Divinity we especially think of or attracted to, like Radha and Krishna, Gaura and Nitai, Prahlad and Nrisimhadeva, or those of your...
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    Posted: 22 weeks 5 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [reposted from 12-31-2014] Part 1 In the midst of my sneezing and a hacking cough this morning I discovered a fantastically beautiful sunrise—breathtakingly inspiring for me—when I went downstairs to wake our home Deities. These days I am very taken by the natural world, the sunrise and sunset, phases of the moon, and my favorite for super variety, the ever-changing clouds. These daily occurrences are often missed in our hectic world, and thus it is no wonder that people are ever more...
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    Posted: 23 weeks 6 days ago
    [reposted from 12-25-2009] At at a couple's retreat in South Africa in 2009 my wife and I gave couples different tools to help their marriages, and also different ways of thinking about themselves and their problems. One of my topics was family or couple's prayer. The subject of prayers groups I feel "passionately" about—i.e, strongly, intensely--since I have first hand experience of its power. Here is one way to think about prayer which might help you see it differently. Everything in...
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    Posted: 24 weeks 4 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer) [reposted from 6-25-13] Two days after my birthday was my fathers’, or June 24th. This year I wanted to share some snapshots in my relationship with him, in the hope that it might be useful to you in your journey of self-exploration, making peace with your past (if required), or in general, having a balanced psychology so favorable for spiritual practice. Dear reader, I am indebted to you...
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