Sometimes we catch a glimpse of a deep realization. We may call them “realizations” but they aren’t if they don’t last and make a permanent impact on our life. Thus I called it a glimpse. While chanting this morning I had some understanding of my tiny insignificance, the degree of my fallen condition in comparison to my eternal spiritual, blissful nature. If only this small beam of light would be part of my total, and permanent enlightened state! Whatever it is, I am grateful for any glimpse...
My brain is spinning with amazement after watching the video of Citra Kavitvani from ISKCON's Sanskrit School. Simply mind blowing. [18:51:39]
Watching "Lost Village" by Lokanath Swami in temple room http://bit.ly/afh8to hosted by Gunagrahi Goswami http://bit.ly/cqMeuZ [00:22:40
Another great program with Gunagrahi Goswami [04:17:44]
Deeply inspiring heart winning program with Gunagrahi Goswami [02:50:35]
At Srimad Bhagavatam program w/ Gunagrahi Goswami in Plano [01:36:05]
Be Krishna conscious
thinking to remember him always
connecting our life, work
family and the world.
Materially what we want, fear, or dislike
is a manifestation of Krishna as his energy
seen as our karma, yet representing his power as
the Oversoul, permitter, Source and Controller.
The Metaphysic of Oneness, yet Difference
“In my unmanifested form
I pervade the Universe,
though I’m present everywhere
I am also apart from all.” [Bg 9.4]
Prabhupada commented that “flowers are the jewels of Kali-yuga” in relationship to Deity worship. He didn’t want us to use valuable jewels as that would encourage people to steal from the Deities. In fact many of the British “crown jewels” were taken from Temple Deities in India. This is another of the many reasons for the demise of the British “empire” which is a huge topic.
In another sense we can see flowers as jewels because they are very priceless in terms of their beauty, inspiring our...
Mother Sarasvati after years of research studied various venues of approaching the public with spiritual culture.
“We need something that simply attracts the heart, and what is more attractive that a cute little miniature pygmy goat”
So today we had the grand opening of her year long project, a pygmy goat farm right here at the Dallas temple. Hundreds of guest came and partook in prasadam and enjoyed the kirtan that was playing in the background.
This Sattva, Raja, &...
Walking to my favorite secluded spot
down the hill by the stream
to listen or try to listen
to Spring’s whispering awakening—
the early bulbs blooming
some trees budding
creating a certain scent
in the air and a feeling.
I take my seat retrieving
my journal and pen
and as if on queue
the crows also arrive
cawing noisily up the ridge
flying from tree to tree
it seems with no purpose
except to distract and test me—
what can I do but smile?
Admittedly their cawing isn’t
pleasing to my ear or...
Devotees such as Lavanga Latika, Bob, Bhaktin Alex and so many others helped with prasadam and so many other things. Here at the Dallas Hare Krishna community when a couple has a child the community cooks for the family for several weeks just to make it easier on the family. I love it here.
Your humble servant,
Nityananda Chandra Das
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Wed, 03/31/2010 - 13:02 — PMC
Hare Krishna !!!...
Mother Gopi Gita and Gopi Krishna got to few weeks ago brainstorming about doing a drama. They wanted to do something that incorporated all the different elements of our temple. This the Gurukula youth, Gurukula alumni, temple staff, and congregation. Spring break was coming up so they thought lets give it a shot. Gopi Krishna suggested Ramayana because it had not been done at the Dallas temple before.
However this was done without some serious challenges. ...
We have heard the expression to “stop and smell the roses”. This is an old expression, perhaps from before the industrial age, yet it is even more important today, because we may ask, "What roses?". The pace and pressures of the modern, lighting fast world make us dependent on electronic devises that obscure our connection with Nature and the Source of Nature, God or Shri Krishna. Our attention is channeled into man-made arenas which have little relevance to life’s significant existential...
The Rāmāyana play was great, everyone did so well. Jāya Śrī Śrī Sīta Rāma! [03:54:38]
http://twitpic.com/1bl0rr http://twitpic.com/1bl0wlhttp://twitpic.com/1bl14f more play practice picshttp://twitpic.com/1bl19hbabies [18:48:02]
http://twitpic.com/1bkxef http://twitpic.com/1bkxhchttp://twitpic.com/1bkxo6 Siva's bow & other decor [18:34:09]
Play practice for the Ramayana play tonight, Sri Rupa cut his thumb nail during a plastic sword fight & Oh man the bow of Shiva is amazing! [16:06:51...