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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 33 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Apparently some friends of mine think I am in denial by my expressed attitude in regard to my diagnosis. Maybe! While it is true that I don’t yet know the level of severity of my cancer, I don’t consider myself Pollyanna by any means. It is 2AM now, and I have a doctors appointment at 8:30 to have a PET scan which may reveal the primary cancer(s). Some may not believe me but I am feeling elated my whole experience so far, and consider my diagnosis one of the best things that have ever happened...
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    Posted: 33 weeks 5 days ago
    Author: ISKCON Prison Ministry
    By Phalini Devi Dasi At 7:00 a.m. on August 22, 2015, my husband and I climbed into the car with Sarva-drik dasa and his wife Sudevi. We all drove to the Petersburg (Virginia) Federal Correctional Complex where we all had gone for a kirtan and preaching program in September of 2014. Our first trip there had been such a positive experience that we were eager to go again. During the pleasantly scenic drive between Sandy Ridge and Petersburg, we learned that before relocating to Prabhupada...
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    Posted: 34 weeks 2 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [originally published on July 7th, 2010] This topic came to me when I was on hold on the phone. Dealing with customer service representatives or those who deal with people on behalf of companies can be very instructive. It is a testimony about how challenging it can be to deal with the stress of working with the public, or doing a difficult job. Although some manage to be reasonably kind, considerate and thoughtful, many seem like they don’t really care about you or their work. There is some...
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    Posted: 34 weeks 5 days ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [Originally published on January 13th, 2012] While there are many ways to frame, or lead into, speaking about the root cause of the problems of the world, or of the country I live in, looking more closely at the concept of selfishness will be helpful. I have often thought that fanaticism is the real enemy of the world, since people’s inability to consider other viewpoints is at the root of most world or local conflicts. To me...
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    Posted: 35 weeks 5 days ago
    [Originally published on Dec 9th, 2009] Some complain about getting along with others who cause them many problems— ah, if they could only be alone they could experience some peace and quite— but really we are all relational creatures as is all existence, conscious or inert if we really study the universe: Everything has its component parts from solar systems and planets to the elements composing them earth, water, fire, air, space living things, celestial bodies cells, DNA, atoms, molecules...
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