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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 15 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [reposted from 2008-10-06] My dear Hari Nam Prabhu: By the grace of Shrila Prabhupada and my shiska gurus who represent Lord Chaitanya and Nitai, (who have brought you in Kali-yuga) I have been introduced to you in the process of japa and kirtana. With whatever humility and gratitude I can embody, I thank you for remaining with me over the years, many of which were quite poor spiritually-- yet you somehow enabled me to keep chanting. I have reasoned that due to my chanting I was able to remain...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 1 year 26 weeks ago
    Author: Bhakti-lata Dasi
    iskconprisonministry.org After years of dreaming of a better, more modern IPM website for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada, today it finally manifested. I felt like crying out of joy! Kṛṣṇa helped me make this desire a reality by inspiring Svarbhanu prabhu to embrace this project as his service. I am so very grateful to him. For the very first time, all of the inmates’ artwork is beautifully displayed and easily accessible to all of you....
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 26 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [Reposted from 10-11-2011]One of the recommendations for advancing in devotional service is the observance of Kartika Vrata (special devotional practices) especially in Vrindavana, India, or at some holy place, but anywhere that we worship Krishna during the Vedic month of Kartika, or Damodara, which corresponds to October-November. It began yesterday on the full moon and continues to the following full moon. As the next...
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    Posted: 1 year 33 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full blog 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.) [originally posted on 1-08-15] Sometimes we experience great surprise and intense sadness at the unexpected departure from the bhakti path of a devotee we may have been inspired by or respected. Or even if the devotee struggled to follow the basic devotional practices and...
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    Posted: 1 year 35 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [Originally published, 3-28-16 at the beginning of my cancer healing journey] HOW CAN WE USE OUR SORROW, PAIN OR GREAT LIFE REVERSES TO INVOKE GOD'S GRACE THAT IS HIDDEN BEHIND IT: To be human is to experience pain, betrayal, disappointment, and various kinds of suffering. We may ask, "Why me?" To which I would reply, "Why not you?" We all have our litany lists of wrongs done to us or to those we love. What do we do with this list? One natural tendency is that we would rather avoid pain than...
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