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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago
    Recently I've read this prominent Vaisnava tantra of the Pancaratra canon spoken by Siva to Narada Muni in 716 verses, similar in length to BG. The reading of Sanskrit takes about 2 hours. I had a very good feeling after reading it. http://veda.harekrsna.cz/library/Satvata_tantra_sa_en_2_versions.zip (The first two chapters in English edition are in Harvard-Kyoto transliteration system. All other online versions of this edition seem to lack Sanskrit.) Hari Hari ys Jan
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    MAKING MARRIED LIFE AN ASHRAM THROUGH THROUGH WORSHIP OF THE FORM OF KRISHNA, SAINTS, AND THE HOLY NAME: I devoted a previous blog to the power of Deity worship in general and some of my experiences being a temple pujari for so many years. Today, after I dressed our Gaura and Nitai, and beheld the other Deities, all recently worshiped and adorned with new dresses and ornaments, as I chanted, I felt both awe and inspiration that these forms of Krishna and his expansions and energies have...
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    Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    There is no perfect time or place, so if we wait, we will never accomplish, or sing the song which vibrates our heart meant to nourish every cell in our body. To breathe out, one only has to breathe in, but we can’t hold our breath forever; so begin today while you are still breathing because there are no tomorrows or could-bes. Only a string of nows, do-days giving potential at least one step of progress on the miles ahead though even a step back can help us go forward on our forever journey...
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    Posted: 1 year 4 weeks ago
    SELF-ABSORPTION isn’t thought of favorably and generally means to be excessively concerned with one’s own life and interests without taking into consideration other people. Some synonyms are egoism, self-centeredness, narcissism, self-importance, self-preoccupation, etc. However, in my thinking this morning while chanting, which is the attempt to “hear” God in his holy names, or become absorbed in the Supreme Self, we need to be self-absorbed in the sense of becoming aware of those parts of...
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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 1 year 4 weeks ago
    svAyambhuvo dhurjatayaz ca sarve prAdurbhave suSThu jaTA-ghaTAyAm succhAyakAH sUrya-samAz ca vRkSA AbAla-zobhAH sanakAdi-vac ca From the branches and roots of the trees of Vraja all BrahmAs and Zivas emanate. Although the trees of Vraja are as splendid as the sun, they still are wonderful parasols to shade one from the sun's rays. They shine with the luster of youth, just as the four KumAras. (VizvanAtha CakravartI ThAkura - VrajarIticintAmaNi 2.21, trans. Kuzakratha dAsa) gopI-svarUpApti-para-...
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