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    Posted: 40 weeks 1 day ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER TO STAY THE COURSE OF BHAKTI AND GO THROUGH THE INEVITABLE GROWING PAINS AND AND EVEN DEPRESSION plus A FREE VERSE RAMBLING, "FAILURE IS THE PILLAR OF SUCCESS": As I was waking up I was dreaming of having a conversation to encourage someone who was feeling discouraged and hopeless about their life and their practice of bhakti. I like to think that I write to encourage devotees or in general, the spiritually minded, to have a positive attitude in spite of difficulties,...
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    Posted: 40 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (photo by Laura Fasulo) KEEPERS OF THE FLAME: Although this expression is most often used by our Christian brothers and sisters, I totally relate to its exclamation in relationship to what or who I am, or at least, aspire to be: A Keeper of the Flame of Bhakti, or A Keeper of the Flame of Spirituality. Personally, I see this as a responsibility for all followers of Shri Chaitanya and those who represent him. I visualize a flame burning brightly in my heart, or raising a torch in my hand to...
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    Posted: 44 weeks 3 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    THE POWER OF QUESTIONS and MEDITATION ON WHO WE THINK WE ARE: A natural process for me, almost like breathing, is my daily and frequent contemplation to question myself as to what I am truly absorbed in, focused on, and desire more than anything else, and also my aspirations and highest ideals, or what I want to be absorbed in, and become.( My prayer life is full of sharing this with Krishna, and praying for the empowerment to best serve others by who I am, and who I am becoming.) The answers...
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    Posted: 46 weeks 5 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [Originally published on November 26th, 2012 and reposted here] Superior soul energy lives within animating matter’s lower vibration being naturally unfulfilled in a body driven to search for fulfillment. Oblivious to its real nature looking without instead of within trying to be somebody special in a fool’s make-believe paradise. Covered by illusion’s dictates trying to be pleasured repeating the hackneyed routine avoiding pain...
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    Posted: 48 weeks 4 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [Reposted from 10-29-2007] In the Gita's 7th chapter Shri Krishna tells us that four kinds of pious people approach him to render service: the distressed, the desirer of wealth, the inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of he Absolute. And once we have come to Krishna, Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakur describes four levels or motivations for service: fear, prospect, duty, and love. One point in these two types of analysis...
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