Here’s why we leave our shoes at the door!

www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-30/what-is-in-your-household-dust/11866040

Dust. You can’t easily see it till there’s more than is good for your health. And its ingredients? You’ll be surprised!

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Updated to Chromium Edge

I just switched to the new Edge browser. Being able to add Chrome extensions is really cool but the feature I really like is connecting to Office 365 sites is super fast. You are logged into your accounts in the browser. It also works on all your mobile devices and shares history etc, among them as well.

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The second most consumable item in the world — sand!

www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-11/illegal-sand-trade-india-mafia-murders-vince-beiser/11779570

These are not separate problems. They are all symptoms of the same problem, which is that we are just consuming too much.

“We’ve just got to find ways to build our cities and live our lives in ways that consume less, that are more sustainable.”

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Everything’s cooking down under

 
Everything’s cooking down under at the moment. This initiative using biogas by Maṇigrīva at Hare Krsna Valley is a big step forward. This burnt for an hour and a ¼ before he had to shut it down to do something else. He’s also working on electricity generation using bullock power. It takes effort but self sufficiency is doable. In the next video he’s going to show me how he compressed the gas into the bottle.

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Mindfulness helps, but it isn’t everything…

“Bhakti teaches us that joy comes from the awakened heart, not from a controlled and stilled mind. Happiness lies in loving, not in knowing or mindfulness or any sort of mental peace that is the goal of most meditation and all of psychoanalysis. By the practice of bhakti, the heart expands with love and the mind with awareness of the self, and gradually we move from simple human love to an all-encompassing, otherworldly wise-love. d”

— Wise-Love: Bhakti and the Search for the Soul of Consciousness by Pranada Comtois
http://amzn.asia/1xJJEE4

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Email list extractor

Here’s a cool site that solved a little problem I had, in short shrift!

I had a bunch of emails in a mailing list that I wanted in simple text format.

I cut and pasted the list into a form on Email Extractor and it gave me exactly what I needed.

Very cool.

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Janmāṣṭamī — all systems go!

There was a lot happening at the temple this morning in preparation for Jhulana Yatra which starts tomorrow, Balarāma Purnima which is on Thursday, and is the end of Jhulana Yatra, and Janmāṣṭamī which is Saturday week.

Chandeliers getting their annual clean-up and a sweet preparation in the kitchen.

Instagram shots here.

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LA Ratha Yatra August 2019

Here’s a very enthusiastic appreciation of the Ratha Yatra recently celebrated in Los Angeles. The gentleman who created this video is unknown to the devotees apparently. You’d hardly pick it! Well, apart from the fact that he jumbles the mahā-mantra at the end. What he lacks in technique he makes up for with enthusiasm.

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This is how Melbourne feels today.

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8th quality of a devotee

kāmair ahata-dhīr
kāmaiḥ — by material desires; ahata — undisturbed; dhīḥ — whose intelligence
his intelligence is never bewildered by material desires
a devotee never sacrifices his auspicious position of steady intelligence, even in the face of so-called material opportunity
ŚB 11.11.30

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