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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 4 years 8 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed; works best with Firefox) 43 years ago, from out of the blue a radical change took over me everything else fell away: girlfriend, college, bad habits; giving away my possessions spiritual thirst became my life ancient wisdom informed me the forest my classroom study my heart yearned for truth my prayers to transcend the world I thought, “I must become a monk” Shri Chaitanya answered me thru Prabhupada’s loving disciples the...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 4 years 8 weeks ago
    Author: Radha Dasi
    By the mercy of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and my Guru Maharaja, I received the inspiration to serve the ISKCON Prison Ministry. On Vyasa-puja day, while chanting myjapa, the inspiration came to me to serve in the prison ministry. Interestingly enough, at that time I didn't even know the prison ministry existed. I researched the internet, saw on the web site a request from IPM for volunteer pen pals. I thought this was an easy service, one I would enjoy and could do from the...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 4 years 8 weeks ago
    Author: Bhakti-lata dasi
    In May 2012, a Chaplain from El-Paso, Texas, Steven Cottingham, emailed me in the hope of getting some books for the inmates he served. He said, “My name is Steven. I serve in 5 jails, 3 federal prisons, and 2 state prisons and there are people asking for books in each of these institutions. What I do is place books in each institution’s Religious Services library, so it is cost-effective that way. Do you have books we could have?” Of course I was very happy to help him out and...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 4 years 8 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed; works best with Firefox) After reading, and remembering, very heated discussions—often intense arguing or worse—between those with seemingly great differences of opinion, I was reminded that often the issues are not that important in the larger scheme of devotional, or spiritual, advancement. Such conflicts are often more about both person’s ego of being right, than in trying to understand the real truth—which, after all, one...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 4 years 9 weeks ago
    Some years ago I read Ravidra Svarupa Prabhu’s blog post titled Flowers of Devotion, wherein he described different important flowers in the Vedic literature.  The atasī is said to be similar to Lord Kṛṣṇa’s skin complexion.   He writes: Atasī In the Bhāgavatam (11.5.27) the yogendra Karabhājana tells King Nimi that the Lord descends in Dvāpara-yuga with a complexion of dark blue color (śyāma). This statement is amplified in the purport: “The Lord’s transcendental body in...
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