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  • Jan@VEDA's picture
    Posted: 51 weeks 14 hours ago
    Sri Narada asks: "What are the 32 forests of Vrndavana? I wish to hear of them. O Lord, if you think I am worthy to hear, please tell me of them." To this question Lord Krsna gave the following reply: "This place named Vrndavana is My transcendental abode. When they die, the humans, cows, animals, birds, insects, and worms who live here will go to My eternal abode. "The gopis who live here eternally devoted to My service." "The forty miles of Vrndavana forest is My own transcendental form. The...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    [Reposted from 3-24-2010] On Tuesday April 4th, in the USA we observed Ram Navami, or Lord Rama's holy appearance day anniversary. Although Lord Chaitanya is the combined form or Radha and Krishna, coming to give Krishna prema for the fallen souls of Kali-yuga, he also contains all other incarnations of God within him, including Lord Rama. Therefore, Lord Chaitanya is Universal. Anyone desiring to make spiritual advancement and increase their devotion toward any real incarnation of God can...
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    Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    BLESSED BY SPRING’S INSPIRATION and my poem, LISTENING FOR SPRING: Stepping outside this morning around sunrise was so lovely, enlivening. The “spring thing” feeling in the air, subtle, yet palpable, encouraging me with thoughts of possibilities and new beginnings. Cool temps stimulate, yet hint at approaching warmness. The sun seems especially bright after yesterday’s dark clouds and torrential downpours. That special morning spring light shining off the dew, with new grass and other tiny...
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    Posted: 1 year 3 weeks ago
    Author: Karnamrita Das
    WE SHOW WHAT WE LOVE BY WHAT WE GIVE OUR ATTENTION TO and WHAT WE LOVE IS WHO WE BECOME: Truth is simple, yet profound. Please join me in thinking about and unpacking these truths in a practical way. I find a number of applications both in a negative and positive sense. The idea that we demonstrate what we love by what we give attention to is another way of explaining the law of attraction, of which the ultimate purpose and expression of, is the principle behind meditation and the goals of...
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    Posted: 1 year 4 weeks ago
    paTaham dundubhim caiva kAhAlam sindhuvArakam kAMsyaM ca karatAlaM ca veNuM vAdayate tu yaH pUjAlale mahAviSNos tasya puNyaM nizAmaya steyAd yaiH pAtakair mukto mandiram yAti cakrinaH Anybody who in the temple of Lord MahA-Visnu at the time of worship plays a dundubhi drum, a kahala drum, a sindhuvaraka drum, a bell-metal gong, karatAlas or a flute, becomes free from sins like theft and goes to the abode of Lord Cakri. (Padma Purana, Kriya Yogasara 14.32,33) (translation by yours truly, feel...
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