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    Posted: 6 years 47 weeks ago
    Prabhupada replied to a devotee who said he was "the most fallen", that he wasn't the "most anything"----implying that this could be another type of vanity. "The most fallen" status is for those pure devotees who have realized it. Though our ambition as devotees is to follow Lord Chaitanya and revive our natural humility as souls, feeling lower than a blade of grass, practicing tolerance as the tree, offering all respect to others, without desiring any recognition, what we are talking about...
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    Posted: 6 years 47 weeks ago
    I have mentioned this thought before, but I thought I would devote a whole blog about the subject. I want to encourage our shy (?) or unworthy feeling (?) people to share something of who they are and what have experienced. Part of the spiritual and human journey is feeling our life has value, and in making the best use of it. I share with you here the introduction to the "4th course of Chicken Soup for the Soul" series (copywrite 1997 Jack Canfield). If you like, you can call it "Chickpea...
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    Posted: 6 years 47 weeks ago
    Moving from one dimensional to multidimensional, from enjoyer or exploiter to Giver the responsibility of elder. 60 is the age of elder though whenever called after 50, requires confronting core issues-- impediments to service as elder and healer. Same issues as always but now an urgency, the last third of life the inner push of responsibility. Standing at another crossroads forced to make decisions, having to grow up transcending being a "man". Modern man's illusion of sexual prowess, world...
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    Posted: 6 years 47 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player is needed; works best with Firefox or Explorer; if you are using Google Chrome it will automatically play, so if you don't want to listen, mute your speakers.) Eyes closed concentration inward, down and around the spiral staircase to the depths of my soul to find my inspirational Source. It is as far as I can go through the coverings of matter, earth, water, fire, air, either-- subtle mind and intellect, then the false ego: I, me,...
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    Posted: 6 years 47 weeks ago
    Today, Tuesday marks the 42nd anniversary of Shrila Prabhupada's arrival in the USA, via ship, at Boston Harbor. That is quite a meditation for those of us familiar with the incredible struggle it took for him to get here from India. Then there was another long struggle for one year to establish his first temple and resister his organization, ISKCON. From these humble beginnings in this storefront in the lower East side of Manhattan, came a flood of temples and devotees all over the world....
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