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    Posted: 1 year 22 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (reposted from 4-14-16) I saw the grim reaper in my dream, feeling no fear, I was curious to see him. Coming near, he pointed his bony, pale hand toward me. His other palm raised in blessing pose where it was written, the number 65—my age! Then with both hands, he pointed to the sky, and shrugged. His sickle and dark robes then transformed. He showed his true self, as a blissful, radiant sage. Smiling enchantingly, he said, “People dress me with their fear, thinking I have come to destroy them...
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    Posted: 1 year 23 weeks 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 if you don't want to listen, mute your speakers.) [reposted from 4-10-2010 and included in my book, "The Yoga of Expression"] Part one: The Metaphysic of Simultaneous, Inconceivable, Oneness, yet Difference “In my unmanifested form I pervade the Universe, though I’m present everywhere I am also apart from all.” [Bg 9.4] In the...
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    Posted: 1 year 24 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    After I finished my 31 day bodily cleanse of my various organs two years ago, I felt disassociated from life and had to regroup and recommit to my life mission--which is the subject of this short blog poem. Then my wife and I helped facilitate the Grihastha Vision Team 4th Annual Couple's Retreat in Gita-nagari PA. I have written and thought a great deal about my life, and the value of keeping death in mind. However, as I share in this poem, my tendency is to forget the urgency of my spiritual...
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    Posted: 1 year 24 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    CONFESSIONS OF BEING A HABITUAL “SLUMP,” TRANSFORMED BY FULLING MY MISSION TO GIVE: Generally, I’m not in favor of self-deprecation, especially as a habitual go-to attitude of who we are as persons, which I see as an ill-informed, bad affirmation that can keep us stuck in behavior that needs to be overcome or changed into something positive. We aren't our past sad story, or who we "think" we are, which we only are if we resign ourselves to our limiting beliefs about what is possible. The more...
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    Posted: 1 year 24 weeks ago
    Author: Bhakti-lata Dasi
    One of the inmates who has been in contact with the prison ministry since 2009, Bhakta Sasha, now has terminal cancer. He is fifty-seven years old. The prospect of dying is overwhelming for everyone, but having to die in prison is even more daunting. Prisons are not known for their warm, loving atmospheres; they are cold and impersonal at best. However, Bhakta Sasha is armed with Prabhupada’s teachings and graced with the holy name and he is taking full advantage of it. Premvilas prabhu, from...
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