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Sara’s Beautiful Kirtan with Guitar

























Fear Is Due to Worrying About the Future













A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA – Bhava, birth, should be understood to refer to the body. As far as the soul is concerned, there is neither birth nor death; that we have discussed in the beginning of Bhagavad-gita. Birth and death apply to one’s embodiment in the material world. Fear is due to worrying about the future. A person in Krishna consciousness has no fear because by his activities he is sure to go back to the spiritual sky, back home, back to Godhead. Therefore his future is very bright. Others, however, do not know what their future holds; they have no knowledge of what the next life holds. So they are therefore in constant anxiety. If we want to get free from anxiety, then the best course is to understand Krishna and be situated always in Krishna consciousness. In that way we will be free from all fear.













You Create Your Karma













“This karma is not created by Krishna, or God.

You create your karma.”

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada













What Is Samadhi?













Samadhi

 

A.C. BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA – Having acquired a good sitting place in a secluded environment, the yogi begins to purify the atma—body, mind and soul. The yogi should not think, “Now I will try to achieve some wonderful powers.” Sometimes yogis do attain certain siddhis, or powers, but these are not the purpose of yoga, and real yogis do not exhibit them. The real yogi thinks, “I am now contaminated by this material atmosphere, so now I must purify myself.”

We can quickly see that controlling the mind and body is not such an easy thing and that we cannot control them as easily as we can go to the store and purchase something. But Krishna indicates that these rules can be easily followed when we are in Krishna consciousness.

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The Science of Being Who You Are













Some time ago we talked about how the Vedas, the ancient teachings of India, describe us ultimately as spiritual beings (the post is called ‘The Science of Knowing Who You Are‘). The non-material self is called atma and is separate from our body. Atma does not die when the body does – atma is by nature eternal and full of bliss and knowledge. At death the atma moves on to another body, according to its karma and desire.

For many this realization sounds very natural. Actually, I saw a poll in a newspaper recently saying that 82% of Americans believe in some form of an afterlife. I’ve met many people who told me that they intuitively knew they were not their body since they were a little kid. But many are also confused as to what they should do with this knowledge and how to apply it in their every day life.

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Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare  ॐ हरे कृष्णा हरे कृष्णा कृष्णा कृष्णा हरे हरे। हरे रामा हरे रामा रामा रामा हरे हरे॥ ॐ