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Karnamrita das: Every step a prayer giving thanks I still walk, every breathe a question when my love will awaken? At every moment life and death are precariously balanced-- we struggle to survive another day before our body’s demise....
February 2, 2009 -- 2,328 views
Karnamrita das: Gray winter skies frigid wet outside Archana sings prayers the fire blazes warmth. Beholding Radha Gopinatha uplifting spiritual beauties they kindly glance to bless everyone....
January 30, 2009 -- 2,708 views
Karnamrita das: Eyes closed concentration inward, down and around the spiral staircase to the depths of my soul to find my inspiration source. It is as far as I can go through the coverings of matter, earth, water, fire, air, either-- subtle mind and intellect, then the false ego: I, me, mine....
January 21, 2009 -- 3,229 views
By Karnamrita dasa

I know where I want to go in my head, yet part of my heart is still attached to the flesh and trying to love matter. We will see how I fare in the years to come. I will continue to explore that quest in my writings.

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January 8, 2009 -- 2,812 views
Karnamrita das: Dear God please help me Hare Krishna Hare Krishna chanting toward the wood pile. Darkness has fallen felling like a blanket making the yard small; another world existing only as far as the lights....
January 5, 2009 -- 2,443 views
Karnamrita das: I often think about the nature of writing, especially poems which are a new medium for me. I have spoken about it before though I am compelled to reexamine it from time to time, as it's one of my creative outlets. ...
December 26, 2008 -- 2,786 views
Karnamrita.das: Darkness has fallen temperature dropping, "suiting up" to go out: mailbox and firewood. Walking out in the cold thinking about a poem gazing at the stars darkness and light......
December 16, 2008 -- 2,910 views
By Karnamrita dasa

A famous comedian now passed on was famous for his routine that “I Don’t get no respect”. Not getting respect means receiving disrespect. Respect is an important word, and a word with many meanings. Here is something to start on from the dictionary which I think would be useful to consider in beginning our brief discussion.

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December 7, 2008 -- 3,703 views
Karnamrita das: Many ways to look at our embodiment: layers upon layers of gross and subtle coverings, innumerable parts, different competing potent voices, yet the soul is the origin or seat of consciousness a spark of Divinity, lost, though searching blindly for itself, for love, connection, fulfillment, happiness that will endure in a fleeting, dark, restrictive world....
November 21, 2008 -- 2,976 views
By Karnamrita dasa

There are different conceptions of outreach, and we may not agree with another view. I am giving one perspective here, and contrasting with what I don’t feel is effective outreach.

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November 10, 2008 -- 4,474 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

Then there are the things everyone would accept are possessions. With these, we decorate our bodies, house them, and move them around. These include our clothes, jewelry, and type of living facility like house or apartment, furniture, vehicles, etc.

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October 30, 2008 -- 3,147 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

Sometimes two creepers may intertwine in such a way to also help each other grow individually upward, moving off the ground and on to a mighty oak tree where they go higher than they ever could alone and touch the stars, and beyond to Goloka.

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October 3, 2008 -- 6,985 views
Karnamrita.das: Would you care to know what I am thinking?, as I sit in the dentist chair for a cleaning, wondering if the hygienist sees any meaning, in an ugly form of existence--teeth rotting!...
October 1, 2008 -- 2,209 views
Karnamrita das: Now the Suns of Janmastami and Vyasa puja have gone from our sight and we have to keep the service attitude, inspiration and remembrance. Today is overcast, Grey skies showering torrents of rain, for some it's depressing, though it is life giving....
August 28, 2008 -- 2,699 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

On any path there will always be ups and downs, and we have to remain steady in difficulties, reverses and success—any of which could deviate us.

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August 15, 2008 -- 3,172 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

We don’t want to preach “at” people, without taking the time to really know them. One emphasis doesn’t fit everyone, though both perspectives are important. What about you? What do you materially love or hate? That will tell you much about your conditioned identity, and how much progress you have, or haven't made.

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August 2, 2008 -- 3,902 views
Karnamrita das: A snap shot or picture I share, where I often dwell contemplating this life and my real spiritual nature. We are all so complex if we really dig deep beyond superficial lies parts of many births color us. My heart beats, feeling just because I live, yearning amidst objects and things, temporal, a diamond cage, veils my soul....
July 28, 2008 -- 2,694 views
Karnamrita das: The “jungle” is returning, time to “weedwack” to trim and drive the lawn tractor before it rains again. I begin trimming under gray skies and then it pours. Putting on a Pancho to keep dry I weed by hand, listening......
July 22, 2008 -- 3,083 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

Stressing the “YES” aspect of Krishna consciousness was part of Prabhupada’s formula for success. He was following the recommendations of Rupa Gosvami when he first tried to awaken peoples’ attraction to Krishna through kirtana, prasadam, and talks about Krishna, and then introducing the “prohibitions” and other principles.

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July 8, 2008 -- 3,037 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

Although I hope never to see up close his tornadoes which destroy our so-called security, their power also inspires me. We are so tiny amidst even a spark of his splendor. When will I stop trying to compete with him?

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May 13, 2008 -- 4,380 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

The world we live in speaks to us loudly, boldly, in no uncertain terms, according to our interest or necessity. What we want from life we notice and pursue. Other things we rarely notice due to lack of awareness.

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April 26, 2008 -- 3,516 views
Karnamrita dasa: Is it really so surprising that anyone--even a senior-- would be a fool for love and intimacy? So many are affected by the lure of infatuated love, the need to be understood, appreciated and accepted by a dear friend....
April 12, 2008 -- 2,940 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

The feeling of renewal, birth, regeneration and giving to the rich tapestry of life that which they are endowed to be by their physical form. Krishna is the master composer for the unfolding of His majestic symphony of life.

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March 31, 2008 -- 3,696 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

An important truth I have learned: when we remain on the fence regarding a certain decision then nothing happens. We have to make a determination, and then go forward in faith, knowing that even what appears to be a wrong decision can be a steppingstone to our correct course. Mistakes are called experience!

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February 25, 2008 -- 3,387 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

We should think deeply about how giving is really the basis of life and will determine our future in this life and the next. Giving includes withholding where we should have given (we are then giving to our illusion, or selfishness, or negative judgment etc.)

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February 18, 2008 -- 4,046 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

The story of Lord Brahma going to visit Krishna at Dvarka is one of my favorite stories for reminding me of my insignificance. I think of this story when I am confused with other Karnamritas. I get email for Karnamrita dasi the singer, and I get asked if I wrote the biography of Gaura-kishora das Babhaji, or other books.

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January 14, 2008 -- 5,494 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

There are different opinions regarding social issues or philosophy among devotees. Any perspective, side of an issue, or point of the Krishna conscious philosophy can be carried to an extreme in relation to others.

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December 30, 2007 -- 6,577 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

The word enthusiasm has its origins in Greek (en-theos, or having a god within) where it indicated someone overcome with the spirit of some god. It wasn't used then very positively. That definition is still given for the word, but in the last possible use.

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December 22, 2007 -- 7,848 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

Nowadays devotees are often involved in some type of inter religious dialog where we try to connect with different groups to promote more religious understanding and acceptance.

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December 5, 2007 -- 4,987 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

Another year, and what have I given back to Prabhupada and all the devotees? It is late in my life, but not too late, to become the devotee Prabhupada, our Guru Parampara, and our dear Lord envisioned for me.

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November 13, 2007 -- 3,038 views
Hare KrishnaBy Karnamrita dasa

Death, and dying are events I do think about a lot more now that I am nearing 60. That is not morbid, but actually recommended, so we don't waste our life in activities that don't help us enter more deeply into our Krishna consciousness.

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November 6, 2007 -- 3,834 views
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