Krishna Consciousness & Ecological Awareness


Excerpt from Dhama Sevamrta
April 25, 2008, 6:05 am
Filed under: Vedic Ecology

Gita Nagari (Port Royal, PA)

“Just as the first glimpse of offenseless chanting clears up all the fog and doubts in the heart, so the first rays of dawn awaken the different species of the dhama.  The first song of the waking birds heralds the beginning of a new day, a new life, in the service of the Lord.

As the dawn approaches, the birds first awaken and by their song proclaim throughout the land that the day has begun.  As others emerge from their slumber in response to the birdsong, all living entities manifest their particular manner of serving the Lord.  Those who are birds begin their new day by singging.  In time they will manifest their true dharma and will even fly.

There is only one true flight from this material world.  It is not an escape from suffering and conflict, but rather an ascension to beyond this world of pain.  The dawn gives us a clue to the awakening of the soul.

The dawning of reality is marked by the appearance of the eternal song of love, the maha-mantra, who has descended from Goloka-dhama to shine in the sky of the heart of all beings.  As the first dim glimmer of the Name grows nigh, all fog and confusion dissipate from the heart.”

-HH Varsana Swami

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Earth Day 2008
April 18, 2008, 6:47 pm
Filed under: Alternative Energy, Morality, Religion

Earth Day 2008: Something We Can All Believe In

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In coordination with the National Council of Churches, the Religious
Coalition on Creation Care and other inter-faith organizations, EDN
will integrate faith based Earth Day observances into nation wide
Earth Day 2008 actions. Our goal is to activate 500,000 parishioners
in areas of the country that have not responded to the climate crises
in support of climate legislation that invests in renewable energy and
the creation of green jobs and helps low-income Americans transition
to the new green economy.

On Earth Day 2007, EDN was successful in creating 12,000 sermons
and religious events through outreach to leaders from the Jewish,
Muslim, and Christian faiths. EDN created the 2007 Global Warming
in the Pulpit Pledge as a way to engage national faith leaders and
local clergy to deliver a sermon on climate change the weekend of
Earth Day, April 20-22, or to commit to preaching a sermon on
climate change one day during the year. Thousands of ministers,
rabbis, and other religious leaders throughout the U.S. and Canada
responded by pledging a deliver a sermon on climate change to their
congregations. We also created the first Earth Day Sunday at the
Washington National Cathedral, which was televised and which
included Reverend Richard Cizik, a leader in the Evangelical Church,
and other religious leaders.

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Excerpts from Light of the Bhagavata by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
April 12, 2008, 1:52 am
Filed under: Vedic Ecology

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“At night, by the grace of the moonlight, the clouds in the sky can be seen moving. Yet the moon itself also appears to be moving, just as a living being appears to be moving because of false identification with matter.”-Light of the Bhagavata, Verse 16

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Excerpts from Light of the Bhagavata by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
April 6, 2008, 10:08 am
Filed under: Vedic Ecology

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“The lightning becomes unsteady in its friendship, failing to remain faithfully in any one of the clouds, although they are the friends of the entire world, just as lusty women do not remain steady even in the company of men who possess excellent qualities.”-The Light of the Bhagavata, Verse 14

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Excerpts from Light of the Bhagavata by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
April 3, 2008, 1:22 am
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“In the rainy season some of the roads are not frequently used and become covered with long grasses, and thus it becomes very difficult to see the road. Similarly, in this age the transcendental scriptures are not properly studied by the brahmanas. Being covered by the effects of time, the scriptures are practically lost, and it becomes very difficult to understand or follow them.”

Light of the Bhagavata, Verse 13

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