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    Posted: 49 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    THE MIRACLE OF FORGIVENESS: Much has been written in spiritually themed literature, Vedic scriptures and Prabhupada's translations, and personal growth/self-help books about forgiveness. As a young person and devotee I had no idea how important forgiveness could be. It was only after years of introspection and prayer that I personally understood how important it was for me to forgive important persons in my life and myself. The topic came up in my reading of the last few days, and I wanted to...
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    Posted: 51 weeks 11 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    MY PRESSING QUESTIONS IN LIFE: Examining my heart, how are my material attachments still impeding my full practice of bhakti, or causing me to remain a mixed devotee? What do I want in my heart of hearts, and how is that causing me to act, or not act? In deep honesty, what truly moves and inspires me? As a result, what do I actually want to be absorbed in, demonstrated by my consistent thoughts and actions? What types of people I do think about or are attracted to in my daily life? Who do I...
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    Posted: 51 weeks 1 day ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Celebrating the holy day of Krishna’s appearance in this world five thousand years, or Shri Krishna Janmastami, is one of the many “high holidays” (to borrow from Judaism) which devotees of Krishna observe. What is known today as Hinduism includes what is called Gaudiya Vaishnavism, or the bhakti (devotional) movement inaugurated by Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, which Krishna.com represents. My spiritual master, Shrila Prabhupada, wasn’t fond of the word Hinduism since it is an imposed term...
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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 1 year 20 hours ago
    yad bhAvi tad bhavaty eva yad abhAvyaM na tad bhavet iti nizcita buddhInAM na cintA bAdhate kvacit What is destined to happen does definitely happen. What is not to occur shall never occur. Intelligent people who come to this decision are not worried by any anxiety. (NArada PurANa 1.37.47)
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    Posted: 1 year 5 days ago
    The ego [primarily] pure has been defiled on account of the external passions since the beginningless past, (359) and what has been added from outside is like a [soiled] garment to be washed off. As when a garment is cleansed of its dirt, or when gold is removed from its impurities, they are not destroyed but remain as they are; so is the ego freed from its defilements. (Lankavatara-sutra, Sagathakam 755-756, D.T. Suzuki, London 1932)
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