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"O saintly Uddhava, in the near future I will abandon this earth. Then, being overwhelmed by the age of Kali, the earth will be bereft of all piety." SB 11.7.4

When Lord Krishna appeared on the earth approximately 5000 years ago, it was for the purpose of bringing about some assemblage of law and order, and to reestablish religious principles due to the influence of Kali-yuga, the age of quarrel and hypocrisy that was beginning to set in. 104 more words

Lebaran di Atambua : Refleksi Keberagaman

Sepanjang seperlima abad kehidupan gw, lebaran bukanlah hal yang lebih besar dari pada liburan bersama Papa. Ini karena bokap dapet libur panjang kalo lebaran. Sejauh ini, libur lebaran favorit gw adalah lebaran gw di usia 17 tahun karena untuk pertama kalinya gw pulang ke kampung halaman di Aeknauli, Tarutung, Tapanuli Utara, Sumatera Utara. 775 more words


Christmas in July

Tomorrow is July 25th. That’s right, folks–only four months until the holiday season is here. We did something really fun at our house last year and I wanted to share it with you in the event that you might like to put your own spin on it this year. 270 more words


Preparations in July

Getting ready for Christmas in Australia for a child often starts when school closes for the year. It’s hot. Sometimes the day temperatures in south-west Western Australia rise to the mid-thirties Celsius in December, and the dry easterlies start to blow. 191 more words


A Prayer for Illumination

Here is an example of a prayer that was used before a sermon on Micah 1:1-2:9, for which the New Testament Lesson was John 1:14-18. A minister could adapt this prayer according to what he is preaching on any given Lord’s Day. 114 more words



we fail in this old world,

directionless without such a

star as leads wise men

to new enlightenment

our emptiness yawns black

in a night that never grows… 48 more words