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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 5 years 11 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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  • ekendradasa's picture
    Posted: 5 years 11 weeks ago
    I was chanting japa around the fountain at the Alachua temple with Mahatma Prabhu. He told me a few things about chanting: "This mantra is dangerous. It will make you want to renounce the world." And, "We hold back from surrendering because we're afraid of pain, like the dentist is going to hit a nerve or something. And so we don't surrender in our chanting." Then he asked me, "What's worse—meat eating, or namaparadha (offenses to the name of God)?" I said, "Well, my knee-jerk reaction is that...
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    Posted: 5 years 11 weeks ago
    As ancient warriors would saturate their arrows with mantras so that they would produce extraordinary and supernaturally lethal effects when released, we have to saturate ourselves with mantras every morning or our activities will not have such a great effect.
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    Posted: 5 years 12 weeks ago
    Sivarama Swami is absolutely right when he says chanting while sitting is best. Chanting while walking requires navigation, and that takes energy and focus away from the Holy Names. For instance: On a recent beach japa walk I saw a large, unleashed dog headed my way, one of those "I'm-mad-as-hell-about-being-so-ugly" breeds. People walking unleashed dogs is a pet peeve of mine (get it?), and especially when those people's pets resemble man-eating gargoyles. This particular creature's...
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    Posted: 5 years 12 weeks ago
    "Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation," Colossians 1.15 New Living Translation (©2007) "Since one cannot visually experience the presence of the Supersoul, He appears before us as a liberated devotee. Such a spiritual master is none other than Kṛṣṇa Himself" Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Adi 1.58 Purport: It is not possible for a conditioned soul to directly meet Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality...
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