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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 6 weeks ago
    dṛṣṭaiḥ svabhāva-janitair vapuṣaś ca doṣair na prākṛtatvam iha bhakta janasya paśyet gaṅgāmbhasāṁ na khalu budbuda-phena-paṅkair brahma-dravatvam apagacchati nīra-dharmaiḥ Being situated in his original Kṛṣṇa conscious position, a pure devotee does not identify with the body. Such a devotee should not be seen from a materialistic point of view. Indeed, one should overlook a devotee's having a body born in a low family, a body with a bad complexion, a deformed body, or a diseased or infirm...
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  • ekendradasa's picture
    Posted: 5 years 6 weeks ago
    Tuesday. "This is the best," I said. I was walking on the beach; it was quarter to eight in the morning, low tide, cool breeze—the low angle of sunrays lit the earth and sky into such rich, deep, otherworldly golden tones that I felt I had ascended to a higher realm. I half-expected to see luminous beings walking without touching the ground or riding unicorns and dolphins. The beauty struck me with such force that I said, out loud, "this is the best." But it's not really the best. It's...
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  • vegavati's picture
    Posted: 5 years 6 weeks ago
    Author: Vegavati
    Some years ago in the old temple room at Gita-nagari, I was chanting japa in the back of the room, where hung individual portraits of the previous gurus in our line. One is Jagannatha dasa babaji, who’s credited with rediscovering the place of Lord Caitanya’s appearance in Mayapura, West Bengal. On a pilgrimage to that holy place, I had heard a few details of his life. He’d lived to be over a hundred years old, and his eyelids had drooped down over his eyes, rendering him virtually blind....
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  • ekendradasa's picture
    Posted: 5 years 6 weeks ago
    My wife and I once spent winter in Jagannath Puri, a beach town on the east Indian coast, home to the famous Jagannath temple, aka Sri Mandir. Not even Wikipedia knows exactly how long Jagannath has been worshiped in Puri, but the most recent temple there was built in the eleventh century. There's some history there. It's our favorite place of pilgrimage. It's also a booming, Jagannath-conscious tourist trap. People come from all over India for the Sea Beach air, conch shell souvenirs, t-...
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    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. Texas Monthly has a profile in its current issue of West Texan Christian Wiman, who has edited Poetrymagazine for the last decade in Chicago. The story describes his journey...
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