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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 13 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer) [reposted from 6-25-13] Two days after my birthday was my fathers’, or June 24th. This year I wanted to share some snapshots in my relationship with him, in the hope that it might be useful to you in your journey of self-exploration, making peace with your past (if required), or in general, having a balanced psychology so favorable for spiritual practice. Dear reader, I am indebted to you...
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    Posted: 1 year 16 weeks ago
    EXCERPT OF LETTER from Bhakta Krishna Kirtan We have a new bhakta. His name is Thomas Biers and he is the MOST sincere new bhakta I've come across since I've been practicing Kṛṣṇa consciousness (2009). He is very genuine and his bhakti was spontaneously awakened in his heart at the sound of the maha mantra. Lord Caitanya and Srila Prabhupada sent me a great one. I've known him for years. He became disenchanted with the Buddhists because of his belief in a creator and Kṛṣṇa consciousness...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 19 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [reposted from 12-24-16 and revised 7-3-18] Who are we really— beyond who we settle for without thinking too deeply as most just blindly accept as normal, conventional identities that we’ve learned from others and from our educational system so it must be true, right? Is it really a fact that we’re our past sad or happy history? What about our genes, race, ethnicity, our skin color, occupation, economic status, religious institution, sect, or sanga, state or region, political party,...
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    Posted: 1 year 19 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player is needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer; if you are using Google Chrome it will automatically play, so if you don't want to listen, mute your speakers.) [republished and modified from 2014-05-04] While the experience that prompted this free verse poem wasn’t planned, it was welcome, and seen as an occasion for reflection. Association with saints is desirable for developing good qualities, and yet being with our peers or people...
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    Posted: 1 year 20 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [Originally published on Sat, December 22, 2012 and republished here for new readers] Each person is a walking story—or many stories walking, or blending together. We could think of our combined story like a painting built of layers, upon layers of mixed colors, creating something totally new, and yet the result of what has gone before. Our current life’s narrative is informed and in response to past stories, both our...
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