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    Posted: 14 weeks 2 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [revised to reflect my current situation in India--reposted from7-20-18 ] Sometimes, in spite of our best efforts we’re just stuck in our old patterns. Even we say we don’t like them but they’re habitual, a natural groove— such a strange aspect of life how we empower our personal rut while screaming our whine against it! The essence of trying to go forward is that change doesn’t come easy unless we make a total commitment and there is more pain in stagnation then in changing for the better— we...
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    Posted: 14 weeks 4 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    ENDEAVOR AND GRACE—A HUMBLE ATTEMPT TO SHARE MY PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE TO A FRIEND I HAVE ENDEAVORED TO BE AN ENCOURAGING CHEER LEADER TO FOR SOME YEARS, AS HE SORTS OUT HIS LIFE: What follows is part of a discussion I had with this friend, where I shared part of my philosophy of life in a nutshell: What prompted this was a quote he sent me: उद्यमेन विना राजन्न सिध्यन्ति मनोरथा:। कातरा इति जल्पन्ति यद्भाव्यं तद्भविष्यति।। (पञ्चतन्त्रे) O King, one can never achieve without hard work; only cowards...
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    Posted: 17 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) Some persons caught up in the counter-culture of the late '60's and '70's felt that all materiel prospects were void and society's status quo, miserable stagnation. Thus, as if in a life and death battle, they intensely felt compelled to search out meaning and happiness on the spiritual quest, appearing as their only hope. This free verse poem, inspired by the months I spent in the redwood forest in Muir Woods in Marin County [...
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    Posted: 19 weeks 3 days ago
    From a Russian Article In 1990, in Russia, during the criminal investigation of Andrey Sudarikov, the police was about to close the case due to the lack of evidence of the committed crime. However, a Bhagavad-Gita As It Is came into the hands of Andrey. Having avidly read the blessed Holy Scripture, Andrey became spiritually reborn and he confessed, to the stunned investigator, the crime he had committed, thereby signing off on a death sentence for himself. Later on, his penalty was changed to...
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    Posted: 22 weeks 1 day 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 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, or we may...
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