Blogging as spiritual practice, as service, as personal exploration.

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The ReaderBlogging on Krishna.com is new, and is now in the experimental stage. For me it is a real privilege for so many reasons. I truly love the process of writing, and to have an audience (especially one of spiritual seekers and devotees), is a real dream come true. I have many ideas of topics and also for format.

One of the readers of my bio expressed that she didn't have such courage to share her personal story. I do understand that, yet I would like to say to all our registered users, that it is really a gift to others to get to know you in a personal way. That is also helpful for me to better speak to your needs. There is no pressure here, yet if you could share who you are in your bio, that would be inspiring for me and I think others as well.

I would like to say honestly to you that I really don't think of myself as anything special. I am somewhat of an average or below average devotee. I have just been a practitioner (in this life) of bhakti-yoga for 37 years, which means I have seen much, and gone through many challenges that I think could be of value to those striving to take up the path or to continue on it. I have also gotten a Ph.D from the school of Hard Knocks, so I have made my share of mistakes and blunders.

At the same time you and your story are very important as well. Even though we are in a cyber world here, I think it useful to get to know each other.

So in my blogs besides trying to speak the philosophy in a relevant way, I also share myself and my struggles with you. Blogging is not so polished. I sit, and type on an inspiration, and what comes, comes. Sometimes I am "in the zone", other times, not.

My ideal is to write from my heart to yours yours---to transfer an inspiration onto the page, and then have you read it, and be moved in some deep way. It is a way to share what I think and feel is meaningful, and to endeavor to translate that into what can be helpful to you on your journey of self exploration. I find this a fascinating idea!

If you have any topics you would like me to explore, please let me know. I am truly excited about our continual relationship here, about going deeper into our personal growth, and closer to Krishna!
a spot of tea
We are sitting down together
in a comfortable chair,
appreciating each others company
by the warmth and light of the fire,
with a warm cup of herbal tea,
relaxed without being in a rush,
to have a friendly chat
about what is truly important to us!

Comments

I am trying! Sun, 09/16/2007 - 07:38 — Navasi

Thank you, Karnamrita Das. I appreciate this blog very much. I have made an effort to update my information as much as I possibly can at this point. I hope you will be pleased by my efforts because you are a huge inspiration to me. I have to tell you, I really love this poem, I love your other poems also. Thank you, Navasi :)


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Mon, 09/17/2007 - 03:46 — Karnamrita.das

Yes, thanks for your bio

Yeah, Navasi, I did go to your profile, and after reading it I am especially proud of you for taking a chance to share your struggles and story. We all need a support system to take such chances, and in general for our dealing with our many issues. I do pray you will find that here and elsewhere, so you may feel at home with the larger community of devotees. I will comment soon there.

Your Godbrother friend in Krishna,

Karnamrita


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Sun, 09/16/2007 - 01:58 — bhakta skot
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Your my hero. Thanx for the incouragement. I will update my bio as soon as I get some time. Your servant,
Scott


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Mon, 09/17/2007 - 03:46 — Karnamrita.das

bio

Great, I look forward to finding out more about you, and perhaps how you have come to Krishna. I did learn just now that you are a stay at home dad, who has a paper route. Not a bad job, but you have to up very early and it is not much money.

Your friend in Krishna,

Karnamrita