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    Posted: 1 week 2 days 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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    Posted: 3 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [reposted from Jan 28, 2017] There is no perfect time or place, so if we wait, we will never accomplish, or sing the song which vibrates our heart meant to nourish every cell in our body. To breathe out, one only has to breathe in, but we can’t hold our breath forever; so begin today while you are still breathing because there are no tomorrows or could-bes. Only a string of nows, do-days giving potential at least one step of progress on the miles ahead though even a step back can help us go...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 6 weeks 2 days ago
    Author: Sarnga Thakur Dasa
    We go through three sliding doors (vertical bars) and two locked gates to enter the reception area. When we get to the classroom building, we have to ask the guard in the control room to announce the Hare Krishna Class so that all the different areas can get notified. There are often new guards there and it can take a few times before they pronounce the Holy Names properly. This guard then announces to all the guards in all the cell blocks that the Hare Krishna Class is starting. These guards...
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    Posted: 12 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Bhakti-lata Dasi
    For the last five years I have been meditating on giving Kṛṣṇa consciousness to female inmates. Ever since I took the reins of the prison ministry, back in 2009, ninety percent of all inmates who write us are male. I tried repeatedly to reach chaplains from female institutions—to obtain their permission to place books in their chapel libraries—but unfortunately, chaplains are very hard to reach and my time is always very limited, so I never went far with this project. Over the years, at...
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    Posted: 14 weeks 11 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [This blog was originally written on Saturday May 5, 2012. This year this appearance/disappearance day was May 18th in India and May 17th in the USA] I am only half kidding with today’s blog title, yet I am trying to make a point, as you will see. Specifically, this is the day we celebrate the devotion of Prahlad, his constant remembrance of Krishna, and Krishna’s assuming the fearsome, though ecstatic, form of Lord...
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