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    Posted: 3 years 29 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    A curious confection: The British ‘Stick of Rock’ is made entirely of pink and white coloured sugar and has the name of the seaside town where it is sold running all the way through it. No matter where you slice it, or suck it, you’ll always get the same name, the same sweet taste. So it is with the Vaishnava tradition. The sampradaya is sweet all the way through as is the Name of God. And the stick – the parampara – is the structure that delivers it.   The words sampradaya and parampara are...
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    Posted: 3 years 29 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) Part 2—The Interior Castle We want the same things: to be loved, understood, valued it’s only a question of degree— are we spiritually/psychologically healthy satisfied in sadhana and who we are, or needy from a dysfunctional past meeting intense cravings unhealthily unable to uncover the soul’s joy in service? Desiring to share our inner life to be accepted for our dreams, even darkness but prevented by mutual walls and...
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    Posted: 3 years 30 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Words by B.B.Govinda Swami   I read, with sadness, of the death of the young Indian girl who was gang raped in Delhi. My prayers go to that departed soul, to her family, and to her friend who was also beaten and thrown off the bus. The present perverted culture of India allows rape and molestation of women to take place anywhere and everywhere in the nation. I have been shocked in hearing the stories of my female students in Vrindavan; A western lady told me how while standing in front of...
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    Posted: 3 years 30 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) Every time I write about writing, I think of adding, "although I have already written too much about writing". Yet today, I have a different angle of vision. I'm thinking that it is natural to speak about what we are preoccupied with. Can we write too much about life, death, or spiritual practice? I think not, and still, I feel somewhat apologetic for writing so much about writing as if I have justify it to my readers. Whatever...
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    Posted: 3 years 30 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    Fresh produce from my garden. By the way dear readers, I now have transferred a lot of my energy to my new Facebook page. If you'd like to find me, and I know you, I will accept your friend request. Comment on this post to get that happening.
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