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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 6 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [updated with new material and corrections] I am feeling very enlivened this morning having a few realizations which are fine tuning, or refinements, of ideas I have been thinking, speaking, and writing about for a long time. It is as if they unlocked an inner door that touched my heart with more and more practical understanding about my life (the “aha” factor). As always my intention is to share ideas that could be helpful for you as well. Conceptions that we may believe in a general sense...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 7 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: By Phalini Devi Dasi
    One of the most memorable experiences during our last visit to Houston was our trip to the Estelle Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice near Huntsville, Texas on September 19, 2015. Although we had not planned it into our schedule, Krishna apparently had, so we went along with Krishna's plan. It's always good to cooperate with Krishna's plan. We were invited to participate by Gopal Krishna Prabhu of the Houston Temple. An enthusiastic and dedicated prison-preacher...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 7 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    The Gita teaches us that the soul’s amazing! Though when I am trying to get up I don’t feel very amazing. It’s twenty before three in the morning— I should get up before the alarm rings. It’s five before three in the morning— I should get up like I say I want to. The alarm annoyingly rings at 3:15 am. I want to leap out of bed like I used to, though I’d rather sleep more. I throw off the covers. When I bow down to Prabhupada I want to sleep, but I can’t, I must arise. Feeling tired and not...
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 8 weeks 1 day ago
    Author: Kirtan Rasa Dasa
    A few months after I started working with ISKCON Prison Ministry, I received a letter from an inmate which helped drive home to me the nature of this service and just how important it is. “I only know what I read in your letters and Prabhupada’s books,” was part of his response to me, regarding my reply to a question he had posed. His words brought me a sudden, clearer understanding and. I’ve often since reminded myself of them. Although I had some idea of the nature of this...
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    Posted: 8 weeks 2 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Today, how shall we give and whom shall we love? Count the ways to be thankful. First, decide to be happy. Think of the reasons why not, remembering that happiness is a moment by moment choice just as sadness is a question of focus. Why give more reasons to be unhappy than happy? Why wait to be happy till achieving some goal, or lament what you don’t have when you can happily achieve or even fail temporarily learning valuable lessons? Tomorrow we get to try again! The above reflection is for...
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