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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 8 weeks 5 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [Adapted from a FB blog from Dec. 22 2014] Every person has a story to tell, internal guidance to listen to, help to give, and wisdom to share. I write not because I think I am great or gifted, but because I am trying to listen, or put into words the feelings I'm impelled to write. I need to express myself to try to pay back the blessings I have been given. My prayer is that whoever may read my words will also be touched in some way, and we will all benefit. As we give so we receive. Even...
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    Posted: 9 weeks 11 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Who are we really— beyond who we settle for without thinking too deeply as most just blindly accept as normal, conventional identities that we’ve learned from others and from our educational system so it must be true, right? Is it really a fact that we’re our past sad or happy history? What about our genes, race, ethnicity, our skin color, occupation, economic status, religious institution, sect, or sanga, state or region, political party, conservative or liberal bend, or our nationality or...
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    Posted: 9 weeks 5 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Although anger sometimes has a positive use in motivating us to act or to fight for a righteous cause (like Arjuna and Hanuman) and give protection to the oppressed, anger is an energy that is usually criticized since it frequently has negative consequences. We are urged in Bhagavad Gita to control our anger, lest it get out of control and cause us to act in ways we may later regret. In the Bhagavatam there is the account of Dhruva Maharaja's anger. After he became king when his brother was...
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    Posted: 10 weeks 1 day ago
    Now Aristoxenus the Musician says that this argument comes from the Indians: for a certain man of that nation fell in with Socrates at Athens, and presently asked him, what he was doing in philosophy: and when he said, that he was studying human life, the Indian laughed at him, and said that no one could comprehend things human, if he were ignorant of things divine. (Eusebius of Caesarea: Praeparatio Evangelica (Preparation for the Gospel). Tr. E.H. Gifford, 1903 -- Book 11, Preface, Ch. III)...
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    Posted: 11 weeks 2 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    TO LOVE AND BE LOVED: There are primarily two underlying forces in the universe indiscernible by ordinary sensual or modern scientific observation, namely the forces of karma (selfish exploitation of matter), and the force of bhakti (selfless loving service to God). That which is greater than us can’t be understood by force, but only by loving service. When you love someone or the Source of everything, they will be open to reveal all their secrets. There are many, many ways people have spoken...
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