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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 6 weeks ago
    Dallas Morning News, Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box. A tip of the hat to Daniel Kanter for this question. He sent along a link about New York University President John Sexton’s book, Baseball as a Road to God. Sexton has taught...
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    Posted: 5 years 6 weeks ago
    Abortion supporters have the same mentality of those who support slavery. Blacks could be enslaved because they have no soul. Similarly women have been abused throughout history under the idea that women do not have a soul, or have something like a half soul. Similarly millions of animals are murdered mercilessly because of this same mentality, that the animals do not have a soul. So similarly people people of the same mentality see an unborn child as a soulless being, unworthy of rights and...
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  • ekendradasa's picture
    Posted: 5 years 6 weeks ago
    Anyone interested enough in the subject to made a life's study of books on the personality of God—especially as presented in the epic biography of Krishna and His avatars, the Srimad-Bhagavatam—will likely have experienced that no matter how much you "know" about Krishna or any of His uncountable manifestations, there's no end to such knowledge. The Bhagavatam and its post-graduate scripture Chaitanya Charitamrita describe the Supreme Person in very certain terms. His form, activities,...
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    Posted: 5 years 6 weeks ago
    I like conch shells for many reasons. I like their shape, the way their spiral end looks like a finely tooled piece of ancient armor. I like it that Vishnu carries a conch shell. They're the bone of a dead animal, but they're used as horns or bathing vessels in Krishna worship. The ones I usually see are a marbled, caramel-and-cream color, but I keep hoping to find a black one, looking like it was carved out of ancient stone—a part of some recently discovered Vishnu Deity. To me, conch...
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    Posted: 5 years 7 weeks ago
    I've been bitten by dogs. Once in the butt, when I was a twelve-year-old paperboy, by a customer's loose German shepherd ex-police dog. Another time in the face by my cousin's Great Dane, Zander, whom I made the mistake of saying "Hey, Zander!" to as I walked too close to the car window he was looking out of. So whenever a big dog likes me, I'm best friends for life. One such dog is my therapist friend Bhakti's yellow Labrador "therapy dog," Gaura. Gaura is 'uge (so big, there's no room for...
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