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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 12 weeks 5 days ago
    Due to the extensive help from a large body of devotees here in Dallas the Govardhan Puja festival has been exceedingly grand this year.  Here is a video of the cake mountain preparations. Bhaktin Brittany decided to spend the night on Saturday so that she could work the whole evening Saturday and Sunday in preparation.  She is was amazing a real trooper.  She has a wonderful service mood.  Both my wife and her slept just for a few hours and spend both days just...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 14 weeks 1 day ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [reposted from 9-26-2012] None of us want to be sick, and yet we all experience the occasional cold, flu, or something more serious. Some persons, like my wife, who have a weak immune system, deal with a body that is prone to catch whatever bug is going around. Having such a delicate bodily instrument, if they don’t eat and sleep properly they become more susceptible to illness. Thus my wife is a much greater expert than me in...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 14 weeks 5 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (©syamarani dasi, used with permission; wwwbhaktiart.net) [reposted from Oct 2009] Often I have spoken of matter’s “naked form”— its conditions upon us or rather how our body is subjected to tribulations, conditions and diminishing returns with misery sometimes reaching such a pitch that cruel death seems a welcoming friend, but “death” is only another beginning as we take birth again to pursue the same things repeatedly looking to fulfill our spiritual urges through external, physical bodies...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 15 weeks 4 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) [One of my favorite poems—this one reposted from 08-16-2012] Remembering my material sojourn: Caught up in the waves of a Cosmic storm ever-increasing change and uncertainty swirling, frightening energy @ mind speed lightening wind, amidst thunderous explosions bewildered, I go all directions at once, but nowhere, I’m desperate for stability, fulfillment, truth, peace a lasting resting place with loving feelings understanding...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 16 weeks 1 day ago
    [Republished from 09-09-09] I thought of this blog while offering mangal arotik (early morning public worship ceremony) at the Temple this morning which I do twice a week. During the years I lived in Temples I was mainly a pujari (priest who looks after the Temple Deities or forms of God) and cook. After so many years, I am quite comfortable in this arena and love the beauty of the altar, the Deities and their opulent paraphernalia, and of course the many services like bathing and dressing...
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