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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: By Phalini Devi Dasi
    One of the most memorable experiences during our last visit to Houston was our trip to the Estelle Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice near Huntsville, Texas on September 19, 2015. Although we had not planned it into our schedule, Krishna apparently had, so we went along with Krishna's plan. It's always good to cooperate with Krishna's plan. We were invited to participate by Gopal Krishna Prabhu of the Houston Temple. An enthusiastic and dedicated prison-preacher...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 4 weeks 6 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    The Gita teaches us that the soul’s amazing! Though when I am trying to get up I don’t feel very amazing. It’s twenty before three in the morning— I should get up before the alarm rings. It’s five before three in the morning— I should get up like I say I want to. The alarm annoyingly rings at 3:15 am. I want to leap out of bed like I used to, though I’d rather sleep more. I throw off the covers. When I bow down to Prabhupada I want to sleep, but I can’t, I must arise. Feeling tired and not...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 4 weeks 4 days ago
    Author: Kirtan Rasa Dasa
    A few months after I started working with ISKCON Prison Ministry, I received a letter from an inmate which helped drive home to me the nature of this service and just how important it is. “I only know what I read in your letters and Prabhupada’s books,” was part of his response to me, regarding my reply to a question he had posed. His words brought me a sudden, clearer understanding and. I’ve often since reminded myself of them. Although I had some idea of the nature of this...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 4 weeks 5 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Today, how shall we give and whom shall we love? Count the ways to be thankful. First, decide to be happy. Think of the reasons why not, remembering that happiness is a moment by moment choice just as sadness is a question of focus. Why give more reasons to be unhappy than happy? Why wait to be happy till achieving some goal, or lament what you don’t have when you can happily achieve or even fail temporarily learning valuable lessons? Tomorrow we get to try again! The above reflection is for...
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    Posted: 5 weeks 1 day ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    The following blog was one of my very early ones I posted in 2007, which I included in my book, Give to Live. I post it again because of my thinking this morning on the importance of seeing our life--with its many ups an downs--in the best light possible. This is true even as we strive to improve and may still feel bad about the mistakes of the past. Part of the spiritual and human journey is feeling our life has value, and in making the best use of it, even as we have to cut the karmic cords...
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