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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 12 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 12 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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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 12 weeks ago
    If the ideals of Krishna consciousness are to be successfully applied we have to keep the idealism and faith of a devotee, while being thoughtful enough to be adaptable in various situations, or types of mentalities. We have to understand the spirit of the teachings rather than just their external practices. All the rules of Krishna consciousness—Bhakti yoga or Krishna’s devotional service—are meant to serve 2 ideas: to always remember Krishna, and never forget him. In serving those ideals the...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 13 weeks ago
    I was invited last Saturday on Salaam Namaste 104.9, which reaches the thousands of Indian/Pakastani locals, to speak about the significance of Janmastami and our local festival in Dallas. There is a kids section in the early part of the program, so the youth were also invited to do a live bhajan. Parents did not think that the kids would be up to it, being that they would have to up and ready to meet me to leave at the temple at 6am sharp. But the kids, Sakshi Gopal (10), Giri (10), and...
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    Posted: 6 years 13 weeks ago
    Now the Suns of Janmastami and Vyasa puja have gone from our sight and we have to keep the service attitude, inspiration and remembrance. Today is overcast, Grey skies showering torrents of rain, for some it's depressing, though it is life giving. Since I grew up in foggy San Francisco, I never associate overcast skies with anything negative or undesirable. Though I was depressed growing up due to my painful family situation, underneath it was a sunny disposition which took a loving wife to...
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