Playing mantra melodies with kantele

In October I visited my family in Finland and took this video clip of my youngest sister Kaisu in her room. She is sitting in front of the altar she made for her Gaura-Nitai Deities that you can also see in the video – They are right next to my Deities (on the right) that travelled with me to Finland and back.

Kaisu is really good with kantele, an ancient Finnish instrument, and she plays here some ancient Indian ragas, or melodies. The first melody is typically used for chanting the prayers to the spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, and the following raga is for singing the Hare Krishna mantra. Enjoy!

I Cannot Understand This World

This discussion took place in 1935 and is ever so valid.

Question: I cannot understand this world.

Answer by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura: It is camp life. This world is not our original abode. It is meant for certain purposes. After that we are to proceed to our original home. This world is not a desirable place. It is not good to be enticed to stay here for a long time, forgetting our original abode. We stay there with Godhead. We are the eternal servants of Godhead.

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Saturday night we went to a punk rock show in Worcester, Massachusetts. Actually we didn’t go into the show although Prahlada used to listen to the Suicidal Tendencies and DRI a lot, but we stayed in front of the Palladium and talked to the fans and showed them the books as they were going in or came out to smoke cigarettes or cool down from the moshing.

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Karma of the Nation

STEPHEN KNAPP – In studying the science of karma, we must remember that it is actually a basic law of physics, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. On the universal scale it is also a natural law, only it is called the law of karma. Individuals acquire karma as a result of their good or bad activities. Pious actions will result in positive or uplifting reactions in the future. Impious or nefarious actions will bring about negative, unwanted or troublesome reactions to endure in the future. This is to provide the necessary lessons to learn what we should or should not do, which can then balance our karma and our consciousness. However, not only do individuals have or acquire specific karma, but also a collective karma can be acquired by whole societies, or nations, depending on the overall activities of the citizens.

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More Beautiful Paintings

We added some more paintings like this on the Art page, go take a look! There will be even more paintings coming tomorrow. Our most humble thank you to all the artists.

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