I've been really disturbed lately by all the "grey areas" that I see in the movement these days.
Therefore, I've been working really hard on clearing out grey areas from my life and my consciousness.
The problem I'm having is that grey areas are so insidious. Just when I think I've removed them all, I find more to remove. I guess they are like Maya is, insidious and ever-more sublte. In fact, I think it would be quite realistic to say that grey areas are Maya.
It's exhausting work, and the...
I noticed Hari Priya mentioning this the other day in the forums. It's something I wrote a year ago there. It's an essential point in Krishna consciousness and applies to every aspect of it. Therefore, I am re-posting it here.
This post is about loving other devotees. Please understand how many "other devotees" there are in relation to Krishna. Devotees in the scripture, devotees that we know, the entire planet of devotees who don't know they are devotees yet.
Now, it also is even more...
This topic came to me when I was on hold on the phone. Dealing with customer service representatives or those who deal with people on behalf of companies can be very instructive. It is a testimony about how challenging it can be to deal with the stress of working with the public, or doing a difficult job. Although some manage to be reasonably kind, considerate and thoughtful, many seem like they don’t really care about you or their work.
There is some amazing statistic that 70 % of people don...
In Honor of the auspicious passing of His Grace Aindra Prabhu
Yesterday around 7:45 pm central time His Grace Aindra Prabhu passed away. He left this world in presence of his Deities offering them obeisances. Last night we had a kirtan program from 11 to 3 am and from 9 am today we are performing a 24 hour kirtan yajna till 4:30 the next morning. We also have special guest, the Surya boys bus tour from Alachua who will be accompanying all the programs of...
I spent few days visiting him up in his room. So much nectar, I can share some later. He wanted the harmonium to be sold only if it was going to be used for harinam sankirtan and not home use.
Fri, 08/20/2010 - 19:13 — Neophyte
Please Forgive my Ignorance
Please forgive my ignorance, but can you tell me the significance of the dark colored, polished stones and fossil-looking objects?
Thank you, kindly....
Just received news tht His Grace Aindra Prabhu world's beloved kirtaneer & founder of http://www.24hourkirtan.com/ passed away in Vrindavan
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My son, Nila Madhava, got married recently. On the 27 of September to be exact.
I wasn't able to be there due to some unexpected circumstances, but fortunately, there are photos and videos.
I'm so thrilled that my son found such a wonderful person as Mandy is to marry. They make a perfect couple, and I'm so happy for them, and about their wedding, so I wanted to share it with all of you.
These videos go from 0-4 and they in order of events that way. They are all very short clips, but you can...
There's so much talk about vedic culture these days. Catch phrases like "our culture", "our tradition" etc.... get used a lot it seems.
We have so much vedic culture. It's inundating everything. We can put on the best ceremonies, wear all the right clothes, quote sanskrit like it's our birth language (even if it's not). We know all the festival days, all the holidays, and all the ways to celebrate them.
That's all really nice. Vedic culture is a beautiful thing. There is something for everyone...
In my last post about Vedic Culture, Tekisui brought up a very good point about the various misconceptions and preconceived notions that sometimes keep people from becoming serious about Krishna consciousness. She also posted a long list detailing some of the many misconceptions that can affect us. I found that really interesting, because nearly all of these things I have either thought or know someone else to think, as some point in time, to at least some degree.
I thought it could be helpful...
The few years just prior to my becoming a devotee were filled with all kinds of material enjoyments. My family had recently moved to Florida from the cold North, and we were living on Ft. Myers beach. Ft. Myers beach in those years was really what I would call a heavenly planet. Long stretches of pure white sand beaches, crystal clear blue gulf water. Dolphins jumping and swimming, coconut palms, mango's, fragrant flowers, island breezes. The first high-rise hotel had yet to be built, and even...