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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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Punkrock-O-Rama

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.

What Are the Vedas?

Prahlada Nrsimha das – Veda literally translates to wisdom. The Vedas are a written form of universal truths or laws, that can not be changed. Gravity, for example, is a law of nature. When you know how it works, you can use it for your benefit, but when you go against it, you may just end up with a bloody nose. In the same way as gravity is a gross material law, there are many subtle laws such as karma, reincarnation, and other subtle influences that affect our mind and overall consciousness. The Vedas are similar to a user’s manual for the human body, mind and universe. It is a great science that has been passed down since time immemorial.

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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