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    Posted: 21 weeks 3 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    For spiritual practice, the early morning quietness, calm, lack of fruitive action more than quantity, time’s has a quality like fragrant gold and pure magic morning facilitates hearing, contemplation. Like a blanket, darkness accentuates sound we better hear the holy name, Hare Krishna mind is less active, the newness of the day at any age the morning is our excited youth full of potential, promise, highest aspirations. Habits are our friend or enemy— if you create the habit of rising early...
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    Posted: 21 weeks 6 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    Amidst serene and scenic beauty an island house getaway observing vistas three stories high visible water on two sides crashing waves and calm waters salt scented wind forever blows the all-powerful sun runs the show floating unimaginable tons of water as easily as we breathe and sigh artistically decorating the vast sky by billowy, multi-colored, cotton balls shapeshifting by the mind's desires that amaze and delight my imagination fostering creativity and contemplation O, the wonder of...
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    Posted: 22 weeks 4 days ago
    [republished from 08-15-2009] When the student is ready the guru is sent to help-- by the grace of Shri Krishna our spiritual life revived. Wandering by karma throughout the vast Universe sometimes as a great demigod down to a lowly bug. Out of thousands and millions of lost souls transversing bodies one is especially blessed to receive the seed of Bhakti. Then life after life spiritual progress is made until one loves Krishna completely having no need for the world. Everything begins by a...
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    Posted: 23 weeks 17 hours ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    The Grihastha Vision is hosting its 3rd annual Couple’s Retreat, October 2nd to 4th 2015, at the Gita Nagari farm. Married and engaged couples are encouraged to attend who would like to deepen their connection to one another and to their spiritual practices. This is a special opportunity to nurture your relationship in a lovely country setting and spiritual environment with other couples similarly focused. In a marriage, two individuals became a “we,” or create a relationship. Our marital...
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    Posted: 24 weeks 1 hour ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    (this blog is recorded on the full blog 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.) Part I Many devotees struggle with chanting on their beads (japa). Some devotees make a big endeavor to come to the standard of chanting 16 rounds with the goal of initiation, and then after initiation, find it too much work, and give it up. While I have been steady at my...
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