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(1) Our bodies are made of material elements such as earth, water and fire. The red dot on the forehead represents the subtle body – mind, intelligence and false ego. But our consciousness is separate from these material elements. We are not the body. The soul, or consciousness, is seated in the heart of the gross body.

(2) The chariot of the body. The five horses represent the five senses (tongue, eyes, ears, nose and skin). The reins, the driving instrument, symbolize the mind. Above the mind is the intelligence, the driver. The passenger is the spirit soul, going along for the ride…

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A Deeper Aspect to Ahimsa or Nonviolence

Today I saw the news about the horrible bombing and shootings in Norway that left nearly 100 people dead. It really shook me because I’m originally from Finland, which is practically neighbor to Norway. I don’t think there is any other way to stop such senseless violence from happening except to really go to the root of the problem and work together to raise the level of our consciousness, individually and collectively. And I don’t think there is any more effective way to do that than to study spiritual wisdom and actually put those teachings into practice by mantra meditation, vegetarian diet, simple lifestyle, developing relationship with God, etc. — and then teach others who are willing to learn, even if just by your example.

At today’s Warped show in New York a girl complemented my shirt that says ‘Vegetarian’ on it. Prahlada was standing next to me and took the opportunity to show her the books where the culture of ahimsa, or nonviolence, originates from. She told me she was wiccan and really interested in reading the Bhagavad-gita As It Is. Here’s something about ahimsa that stood out for me as I read the Gita recently:

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Happy Faces

Here are some pics Prahlada-Nrsimaha took at the Warped Tour shows yesterday and the day before, in New York and Massachusetts. Happy people with the happy books 😀

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Our Warped Summer Tour

The Vans Warped Tour travels around North America for almost two months every summer. The daily show stars around noon and goes on until 8-9 in the evening. Altogether 70 bands perform on the tour playing mostly punk, rock, hardcore and metal with occasional hiphop and reggae artists.

Prahlada-Nrsimha das and me are on the tour right now, literally traveling back and forth across the USA. He passes out books all day from as early as 7am until 9-10pm.

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Krishna Sun Rising

“Just like fog is immediately, I mean to say, moved, simply by sunrise. Sunrise. Just like this is night, darkness. In the morning, as soon as there will be sunrise, there will be no more darkness. Immediately all thousands and millions of miles of darkness immediately moved. So try to make Krishna surya – the sun, Krishna – rise in your heart, and everything will be solved.” A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The other morning I took a couple of pictures of the beautiful sunrise over Texas desert… We are traveling on the Vans Warped Tour right now until mid-August and it’s keeping us busy and sweaty!

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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