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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 1 week 23 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    When we are sick and not getting better we may imagine going to some kind of medical professional who is knowledgeable, compassionate, and knows something about our medical history—even about us personally. Today this seems more of a fantasy we cling to, or hope to encounter if we have a lot of money to spend for the best care available. Some months ago I visited a clinic in the next county, as this was recently given to me by my new medical insurance. During and after this experience, I had...
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    Posted: 2 weeks 4 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [Originally published on July 24th, 2012](The final installment of the 3 part series.) One of my favorite accounts in Shrimad Bhagavatam is Narada’s sharing of his previous life with Vyasadeva in the first Canto. This volume was all of the SB that was published when I became a devotee, and I have read it more than any other passage. Still, even with whole 12 Cantos of SB in print, I still find this story very inspiring. I like...
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    Posted: 3 weeks 22 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [Originally published on July 14th, 2012]After setting the mood with six verses and excerpts from Shrila Prabhupada’s purports in part one, in the next two blogs, I will do my best to unpack some of those ideas through appropriate stories from the Shrimad Bhagavatam. The foundational understanding to gain the most from this, or any Krishna centered talk or writing, is that our lasting identity is spiritual—we are eternal...
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    Posted: 3 weeks 2 days ago
    Last month there were two important occurrences in my life which I feel the need to share. First, I've managed to finish reading the whole Srimad Bhagavatam in Sanskrit, which took me 10 months (two months less than planned), with the result of a very good inner feeling, higher awareness, a sort of transformation. So if you'd want to try some longer vrata, you can try out this one. With a chapter a day it'll take 335 days. Two transliterated verse-only versions: http://www.veda.harekrsna.cz/...
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    Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [first published on July 8th, 2012]Since "Independence Day" in the USA was is July 4th, I gave a class about the idea of real independence from a spiritual perspective. I will share some of the points I made in this and a second blog. To begin with, material "independence" is an illusion based on our forgetfulness of our spiritual nature. Since we are tiny parts of Krishna, our normal condition is to be under a superior shelter...
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