Saturday, May 19, 2007
May the Possibilities for interfaith Dialogues Grow by Leaps and Bounds in 2007
Spring time has cast its sun drenched rays on the campus of the University of Chicago. Warm weather brings the familiar sights and sounds of the Krisnas seeking to share their teachings and way of life. In the course of your life, make it a regular habit to seek out those whose beliefs and teachings are different from your own. Cultivate a sense of curiosity and respect for others so that we might truly come to know that we are one family. And though we may lean more towards our fragmented and alienated selves we have the capacity to heal the wounds of the past and create a new future for ourselves and for our children.
Excerpts from Beyond Birth and Death by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
We are reminded by His divine Grace A.C. Bhakivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, that we are separate from our bodies and that we are spiritual beings. We are pure consciousnss encased in our body. However, it is our pure consciousness and not our bodily dress that will allow us to achieve happiness and independence. The energy of the soul is produced in the shape of consciousness. Sri Krsna encourages humanity to transcend the bodil conception of existnce and attain actual spiritual life.
"As a boat on the water is swept away by a strong wind, even one of the senses on which the mind focuses can carry away a man's intelligence."
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