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    Posted: 1 year 3 days ago
    Author: ISKCON PRISON MINISTRY
    By Candramauli Swami After a weekend filled with programs I left Charlotte NC by car for Apex NC for a quick visit to the home of Karuna Sindhu and his good wife Arcana Siddhi. It was the last days of the Kartik month and so my hosts decided to invite many of the local devotees for an evening of singing the Damodarastakam prayer. Naturally in association with the devotees the gathering transformed into a full program of Kirtan and a talk. I had planned an early rest but was now speaking the...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 3 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 3 weeks ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [republished from 7-21-11] People we meet or know who impress us the most are those that extend us kindness and heartfelt interest. We may appreciate a person’s beauty, strength, wealth, knowledge, fame, or renunciation (qualities Krishna has in full), but if a person is not kind it stands out like a huge blemish. A lessor person who is kind and friendly appears more valuable, and greater. Of the twenty-six qualities of a...
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    Posted: 1 year 5 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 to not listen, mute your speakers.) [reposted a few times from 3-15-14] There are many ways to know a person. One can know a person by guessing what they might, or should, be like, study the person from a distance—say from the Gossip column, Internet, or Facebook— hear about them from others who may, or may not, know them,...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 1 year 12 weeks ago
    By Bhakti-lata Dasi When farmers have a good harvest, they say it was a good year. That’s the feeling I have at the end of each and every year; “it was a good year.” For the prison ministry, it’s always a good year! The IPM harvest is always aplenty; this is confirmed by the inmates’ wonderful testimonials and the wonderful things that happen in their lives. Yesterday I was sharing with two friends some anecdotes to illustrate why I love this service so much, what inspires me to...
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