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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 21 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) June 22nd, marked my 62nd year in my current body. My wife Archana Siddhi and I decided to observe this day by chanting 64 rounds as a testimony to our endeavors to increase and deepen our spiritual practices. Throughout the day various perspectives about having a birthday and its relationship to time came to me, a few which I will share. Being a philosophical and somewhat spiritual person, any way I can soberly reflect on my...
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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 2 years 22 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    This is the last in a short series of posts about ISKCON membership. I hope you’ve found them either interesting or useful. Today I am talking about those who have closed the door behind them, and taken the ‘Way Out.’ There are many who, at one time or another, were involved in ISKCON in some way, and now they are not. That is not to say their relationship with Krishna has been interrupted – no power on earth can do that – but their contributions, support, and...
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    Posted: 2 years 22 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    Another still-life from the archives. Alongside the ultra ruby-red pomegranate and freshly crushed pineapple and mandarin juice is: pan-fried tofu, fried trellis tomatoes, smashed potatoes roasted in herbed olive oil, with butter-leaf lettuce, fresh basil & pickled cucumbers on homemade sourdough toast.
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    Posted: 2 years 22 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    The lineage of gurus in our sampradaya. Does initiation make us members of ISKCON? I wrote yesterday that periodically, in the interests of unity and preserving its essential characteristics, ISKCON has to identify those who can no longer be considered members. But with an open-door policy, and no universally applied membership criteria – except for the voluntary self-identity of those who wish to regard themselves as members, or be regarded as such – it is impossible for the...
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    Posted: 2 years 22 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Helicopter pilots. Everyone is welcome to become a member of their group. But first: can you fly one? In all my four previous posts I’ve written that membership of ISKCON is a matter of simply making the choice to consider yourself a member. You’re basically a member of ISKCON if you want to be one. While that’s true, it might also be an over simplification. In real life, you often have to meet certain expectations before you’re accepted by a group. The other members...
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