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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 1 week ago
    The successive generations of devotees are standing on the pioneer work of Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, so ISKCON is really an offshoot of his work. He was the first Gaudiya to preach outside of India. His son and the spiritual master of Prabhupada, Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saravati Thakur, and our Prabhupada, further developed his vision by putting it into a practical shape. Therefore reading his books are important, though one should have a good understanding of Prahupada's books to benefit (and...
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    Posted: 6 years 1 week ago
    Today I thought of this fact observing a father with his two small daughters, as the main word he uttered, and not kindly, was "NO!" _______________________________________________ We are "cheta" or consciousness-- marginal energy of Krishna, which means we are a product of our association. We have freedom to choose how to be influenced--who to cooperate with, but the choice to be in matter restricts and hides our nature. We rebellious souls in a virtual world of make believe, born repeatedly...
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    Posted: 6 years 2 weeks ago
    We have to really think about what we read, and ask, "what does that mean---to me". How can I apply what I have read in my life practically. We have to apply our intelligence to that, and inquire from others devotees what their understanding is. Sometimes devotees may disagree, but if the center is seva or service to Guru and Krishna, and trying to understand and apply their teachings, then we can live with that. An important observation in any religion or spiritual path is how its' members...
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    Posted: 6 years 2 weeks ago
    Before enlightenment stacking wood, After enlightenment stacking wood (with Prema). That time of year--still hot, though change is in the air, whispered by Krishna’s Nature thru the plants and living things. We try to order wood early so it can stand and “cure”, though sometimes our wood guy lives up to the slow country image. Still, it is cooler now to stack the wood, and this time my wife is helping, to motivate me (the procrastinator) to get the job done. This is the first year she has...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 2 weeks ago
    Hare Krishna so last night we had a very nice program in Amarillo Texas, a town that is only really known for the their consumption of cows. Our host Rakesh Shah and his wife and family kindly invited us from the Dallas temple to do a Janmastami program at the Hindu temple that they helped develop. Rakesh Prabhu, a radiologist whose parents became initiated disciples of HH Tamal Krishna Goswami when he was just a young boy, works with the Hindu community of Amarillo and regularly invites...
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