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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 33 weeks 4 days ago
    This is possibly the most favorite 'tough one', last year discussed at https://iskcondesiretree.com/forum/topics/prabhupada-consent-to-rape There is a survey related to this at https://www.akincana.net/2018/07/12/pre-test-of-survey-for-sb-4-25-41-co... and also the link to ongoing results. There, under Q4, see the answer dated 8/25/2018 9:44 PM quoting Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura's commentary and Kama sutra.
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  • ISKCON Prison Ministry's picture
    Posted: 34 weeks 5 days ago
    I was convicted and sentenced to ‘life plus 60 years in prison! I never stopped chanting the entire time I was there, I was strong in Kṛṣṇa Consciousness up until I heard them say ‘guilty’ and sentence me, then my entire mind, thoughts, actions ‘FROZE UP.’ Although I knew that the ENTIRE trial process was UNLAWFUL. I couldn’t chant, eat, or sleep for days. It took some Christian guy to remind me of the story of Job in the Bible to bring me back to reality. I accept Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 2 days ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    I have been a late bloomer my whole life, and yet time sometimes comes to my aid to teach me lessons that only are understood years later. A 19 ½ as a young brahmacari, we learned that “sleep was death” and was a waste of time, so if Prabhupada recommended 6 hours for those in the mood of goodness, then surely we should lessen that. Thus, we experimented pushing the envelope back to 5½ to 5 hours etc. For a while, when I was a pujari in the old San Francisco, Valentia Street, temple, in the...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 1 week ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    The irony doesn’t escape me that I couldn’t leave Vrindavana even if I wanted to. I ponder my life. So many devotees want to visit and here I’m on an extended stay first for 11 months and now 5 more. I know it is special mercy for me yet, it is the toughest love ever though I can still smile at my plight. I am externally “in” Vrindavana though far from eternal lila here and the self-forgetfulness of love. As usual I have to face my shortcomings and yet also see my good fortune with some...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    As some of you know I have mainly been recycling older blogs and slightly modifying them to represent some of my current struggles in my treatment protocols. With this offering I am writing afresh, having to discontinue my treatment due to the lockdown here in Vrindavana, though I present similar themes to what I teach as a result of facing possible death for the last 4 ½ years as well as intense headaches and other pains for the last year. I still consider personal or horizontal growth work...
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