Author Archives: Aniruddha

About Aniruddha

President of the Hare Krishna Community in Melbourne Australia, amongst other things.

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 … Continue reading

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The second most consumable item in the world — sand! 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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This is how Melbourne feels today.

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8th quality of a devotee

kāmair ahata-dhīrkāmaiḥ — 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 … Continue reading

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What is consciousness? It is the effulgence of the soul. It is like the illumination of a lamp. The soul has illumination. That illumination is consciousness. Adapted from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam lecture 7.7.22-26 March 10, 1967 San Francisco

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