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    Posted: 8 years 34 weeks ago
    This poem has been waiting for weeks O help me Lord will it ever be complete? or adequately convey what I truly want to say as a kind of snapshot of my life’s experience or a particular perception? O the insecurities of humans, what to speak of the wondering writer asking that if you could be behind my eyes for a day would compassion or distain intensely awaken in you moving you to love or shun me forever seeing the heartflow of my writings either valuable or worse then the straw? To the...
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    Posted: 8 years 34 weeks ago
    As I sit here darkness grows and the temperature drops. When the wind blows my face feels the brisk sharpness of the cold. As the trees bend I look straight up to see them moving back and forth far above my head. It’s an amazing feeling—like being one with the trees. ------------------------------------------------------ I’m sitting in the woods at dusk for a chance to be outside. I first got my duties out of the way by dumping the compost, and getting fire wood for the evening and morning. My...
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    Posted: 8 years 35 weeks ago
    I write because I must, something like an addict must have drink, or a smoke. It is more gentle, not as often or as externally demanding, but more an inner prompting to contribute, to create. It began over 30 years ago with a gift I received of a journal. After I began writing I discovered that when I wrote, uncovered, buried or forgotten parts of me emerged. Not trivial things, but important aspects of myself that needed to see the light of consciousness to be either acted upon, purified,...
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    Posted: 8 years 36 weeks ago
    I Wondering in the woodshed scratching my head a roof with 4 air sides mostly dry wood mixed with sprinkled melting snow. Meditating on experience wondering how to convey it meaningfully—does it matter?— well, it does to me otherwise, why write? In a perfect world my desire to express sharing who I am and aspire to be, will match your necessity . Even if few read I pray my effort’s noble aspiring to be “bhakta” offering my life to Krishna detached from results. My winter life includes...
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    Posted: 8 years 36 weeks ago
    Prabhupada gives the same analogy that he has shared regarding the Lord’s appearance and disappearance, namely, the sunrise, sunset or the appearance of light and darkness to describe saintly persons. The Sun never dies but is only goes beyond our vision—we are in darkness. When the sun reappears, primitive cultures consider that the sun was born after its death the previous night. Even we consider the appearance of the sun as a “new day”, but to the sun none of these perspectives apply. He is...
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