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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 46 weeks 15 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [Reposted and revised from March 3rd 2009] What can I contribute to the family of the Earth, divided by gender, mentality, nationality, religion, or ethnic tradition? By spiritual constitution we are all one--individuals of the same nature and family of God. By living in the material world we accept a false ego that tells us we are the material body, mind, intelligence and emotions, and that we should act for this limited self-interest. Our general conditioning is to believe we must compete...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 49 weeks 3 days ago
    I believe Srila Prabhupada really knew what he was talking about and had a close personal relationship with Krishna. I choose the bliss he has offered to anyone willing to serve and worship Lord Krishna and His devotees’ lotus feet. I feel very low and unfit to approach Krishna on my own strength so I will make the attempt through service to His devotees. “The servant of the servant of the servant of the Lord.” My faith in Prabhupada and Krishna is set in stone and all the devotees I have had...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 49 weeks 5 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    For spiritual practice, the early morning quietness, calm, lack of fruitive action more than quantity, time’s has a quality like fragrant gold and pure magic morning facilitates hearing, contemplation. Like a blanket, darkness accentuates sound we better hear the holy name, Hare Krishna mind is less active, the newness of the day at any age the morning is our excited youth full of potential, promise, highest aspirations. Habits are our friend or enemy— if you create the habit of rising early...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 50 weeks 18 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Amidst serene and scenic beauty an island house getaway observing vistas three stories high visible water on two sides crashing waves and calm waters salt scented wind forever blows the all-powerful sun runs the show floating unimaginable tons of water as easily as we breathe and sigh artistically decorating the vast sky by billowy, multi-colored, cotton balls shapeshifting by the mind's desires that amaze and delight my imagination fostering creativity and contemplation O, the wonder of...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 50 weeks 6 days ago
    [republished from 08-15-2009] When the student is ready the guru is sent to help-- by the grace of Shri Krishna our spiritual life revived. Wandering by karma throughout the vast Universe sometimes as a great demigod down to a lowly bug. Out of thousands and millions of lost souls transversing bodies one is especially blessed to receive the seed of Bhakti. Then life after life spiritual progress is made until one loves Krishna completely having no need for the world. Everything begins by a...
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