Comments Posted By Phalini devi dasi
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@#34: Dear Mohana Mohini Mataji, Thank you for your encouraging comment, and for your good point about practicing femininity vs trying to step into men’s roles, which, as you described so aptly, is a “lose-lose” situation. All glories to Srila Prabhupada who mercifully taught us women the principles of how to cultivate and maintain femininity, and who bravely and boldly preached that although all souls are equal, men’s duties and women’s duties are different.
Comment Posted By Phalini devi dasi On 21.12.2012 @ 20:50
Kudos to you, Mother Devaki, for developing and implementing a course for ladies to help us understand our roles in Vedic culture. WOO-HOO! What a welcome and phenomenal idea! Thank you and congratulations! This kind of education is so sorely needed in ISKCON–my hat’s off to you for taking the initiative. Put me on the roster. Your grateful servant, –Phalini dd
Comment Posted By Phalini devi dasi On 09.09.2012 @ 01:49
Dear Devotees of Bhubaneshvar-Dhama, Pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Sri Sri Krsna-Balarama! It is just past midnight here in North Carolina, USA, on the night of Lord Sri Krsna’s Appearance, and I have just now read your letter. This is a very sad report from your temple. We are feeling very, very sad that this has happened. I have heard that the more sincere we become, the more severely we may be tested. Somehow, because you are all so sincere, Our Lord has deemed fit to test you in this most challenging way. We are confident that from this calamity will come some great blessing, though, so please, please, don’t despair. Expect something wonderful to come from this horrible deed that those little Kali-yuga demons have perpetrated. Thank you for the wonderful service you all do there in Bhubaneshvar. We are praying for you as you have asked. Hare Krsna.
Comment Posted By Phalini devi dasi On 10.08.2012 @ 05:25
Nice article about free will, Vrindavanlila. Thanks. Cool how you presented different questions–”problems”–then offered quotes from Srila Prabhupada to help illustrate the solutions. I really like your conclusion, how Varnasrama dharma is the perfectly designed arrangement of the Lord to allow us to act within our own nature, varna and guna to become purified. Great point that it’s our own free will whether we choose to live according to varnasrama dharma or not.
Comment Posted By Phalini devi dasi On 03.07.2012 @ 14:48
Bhadram te! Are you the Amala Prema from Poland? So nice to hear from you on Dandavats! Thank you for writing this informative article about Sri Yamuna Maharani. I had no idea that Srimati Yamuna devi is so polluted! I will pray to Lord Jagannatha for her. She is very dear to Lord Jagannatha, and Lord Jagannatha hears our prayers. I will keep her in my prayers and kirtans. Hare Krsna.
Always wishing you and your family well,
Comment Posted By Phalini devi dasi On 26.06.2012 @ 23:22
Great article! Thank you, Mother Vrndavanlila! Excellent overview of the necessity of celibacy and chastity and how they complement each other. A friend forwarded the link to me a while back, but I was too busy until today to read your article. I finally got a chance to read it just now, and it was well worth the wait. May I have your permission to quote you? I always appreciate works which support Srila Prabhupada’s desire to see Daiva Varnasrama Dharma to be reestablished in the world.
Comment Posted By Phalini devi dasi On 31.12.2011 @ 21:15
Thank you to all the devotees who commented after my story. I agree with you, Ananda, that the tractor is not a good idea. We wanted to dig the grave with shovels. I asked everyone in the community to come help dig. No one could come except Mitra. I thought about digging it myself, but due to the fact that I am in a 61-year-old, weak, arthritic body and it was raining off and on, and there was no one except my daughter and my baby grandson to help me and we had to call the telephone company and the power company and make an appointment to have the guys come out three days later to mark the ground above where the underground power lines are so that we wouldn’t hit them with the shovels, and we were afraid to wait any longer to bury her, we had to make a decision. So, since Mitra was the only person who responded to my request, and he was willing to dig the grave in two hours by himself (it would have taken me two DAYS), we accepted his kind proposal. Sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do, especially when the buzzards are already circling overhead…
Comment Posted By Phalini devi dasi On 31.12.2011 @ 01:30
Thank you so much for this little report including the wonderfully inspiring letters you have received from so many inmates. Thank you also for your work over the years with prisoners. You’re awesome. Because of you, I looked for the first time (I am embarrassed to admit) at the IPM website. While there, I read a great story by Akhilananda Prabhu about one Bhakta Aaron who got initiated WHILE STILL IN PRISON by HH Bhaktimarga Swami. What a cool story! All glories to Akhilananda Prabhu and to all you devotees who are rendering such important service to Srila Prabhupada and Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!
Your admiring sister,
Comment Posted By Phalini devi dasi On 27.09.2011 @ 05:48
Correction regarding Comment # 13:
Please excuse me. I posted the wrong URL for Mother Narada Priya’s blog.
Here’s the correct address:
Sorry for the mistake.
Your aspiring servant,
Phalini devi dasi
Comment Posted By Phalini devi dasi On 15.04.2011 @ 02:00
Namonamaha. Hare Krsna. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
Thank you for all your comments. Mother Narada Priya has asked me to explain to all of you that she did not post this article here and she does not know who did. Because she did not post her article here, she will not be responding to comments here. If you would like to make a comment about this article, kindly go to her blog firstname.lastname@example.org and contact her through her email which is posted there. She has posted a response to Sita-Rama Prabhu’s comments there (it’s currently on the front page).
Phalini devi dasi
Comment Posted By Phalini devi dasi On 14.04.2011 @ 01:21