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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 44 weeks ago
    I am working at some dear devotee friends New Age store [one of whom blogs here---Dulal Chandra], learning the ropes so they can travel to the holy Dhamas in India next month. I haven't been able to come here much since I get home late and sometimes still have phone counseling sessions to do with my wife. I see that there has been plenty of action in the last week, with nice blogs by Navasi, Rasa, Gopi, and Nityananda Chandra, which are attracting a good audience. I know our readers on Connect...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 45 weeks ago
    Sun, 12/16/2007 - 12:15 — NityānandaChandra I have heard this following quote quite randomly from many devotees that newly moved into the temple. "I have learned more here in one week (or month) then I have learned in the past 10 years!" This spontaneous quote is heard quite often when new devotees come to the temple frequently or move into to the temple as a full monks (ladies included). One of the reasons for this is that there is so much facility to inquire about the details of...
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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 6 years 45 weeks ago
    "So it is obvious that enthusiasm is the life of devotional service. We become enthusiastic to serve Krishna in association of devotees who are. As Prabhupada said Bhakti is a cultivation through practice." In his Upadesh-amrita, text 3 Shrila Rupa Goswami has listed 6 principles that are favorable for pure devotional service. They are 1) being enthusiastic, 2) endeavoring with confidence, 3) being patient, 4) acting according to regulative principles [hearing, chanting and remembering about...
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    Posted: 6 years 46 weeks ago
    "As we first stepped on the beach we were greeted with a large sign with a big bold NO which announced all the things which could not be done on the beach." As a licensed Social Worker (LCSW) my wife, Archana-Siddhi, has to take classes in her counseling field and accumulate 40 CEUs of credit every 2 years. If possible she tries to get them all at once. To achieve that purpose we are staying on the Island of Hilton Head South Carolina. While Archana attends the conference, I cook lunch, and...
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    Posted: 6 years 46 weeks ago
    The saying that it, "Takes two to tango" is a very old American expression. It is a dance from my parents' era. So I am saying it takes two to dance, which also may be dated, but you catch my drift. (It is more fun to do the "Swami step" in kirtana with more people than to do line dancing or to be thrown around in the mosh pit.) The idea I am getting out here is that relationships are between two people as are conflicts and disagreements. (People are sometimes conflicted with different "parts...
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