Krishna and Jesus Are Not the Same

I like the idea of showing that Jesus is not a special snowflake and unique in world mythology, but so far when people try to show proto-Jesus "myths" they get all the facts wrong and I'm getting pretty sick of the misinformation.It's not hard to find stories of the birth of Krishna and yet in all these articles I see absolutely incorrect information about it.This week I saw one that made claims such as Krishna was born in a manager (in reality he was born in a prison), that his mother … [Read more...]


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The Misunderstanding of Me

"I alone am Brahma" -Ribhu Gita"No one comes to the Father but through Me" -Jesus, the Bible"Controlling the mind and fixing it on Me, sit in meditation with Me as your only goal." -Krishna, Bhagavad GitaIf you believe that the speakers of these sentences were speaking of "Me" as their own individual current embodiment then you'd become an exclusivist, believing that there's only  image of God that will get you to your goal (heaven, moksha, etc.) But considering that different people … [Read more...]


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Happy Krishna Janmashtami!

Hope you are all having a great holiday! I'll be rocking this little guy at midnight and hoping for a happy pregnancy result soon!  … [Read more...]


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Krishna Janmashtami 2015!

Even though Krishna Janmashtami is late this year, taking place in early September instead of late August, it  still snuck up on me! I'm thrilled to realize that the big holiday season is just about to begin. This year Krishna Janmashtami is September 5th.Here you can see more information about Krishna Janmashtami (celebrating Sri Krishna's birthday) from my previous years' posts: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2013/08/happy-birthday-krishna-krishna-janmashtami/And this year … [Read more...]


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What to Attach To

A few weeks ago Brad and I got to spend time with my Hindu cousins. Out of the whole discussion the thing that really stood out to me was when talking about the idea of detachment.Being detached is a very valuable quality in Hinduism. You want to have the ability to step back and see the play going on around you without taking everything super personally. The real you, the Self, is not affected by the drama going on within the world.But detaching is a difficult practice to master. It's a … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book two verses 47-51

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 47. Your right is to action alone; Never to its fruits at any time. Never should the fruits of action be your motive; Never let there be attachment to inaction in you.48. Fixed in yoga, perform actions, Having abandoned attachment, Arjuna,, And having become indifferent to success or failure. It is said that evenness of … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book two verses 42-46

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 42. The ignorant ones proclaim This flowery discourse, Arjuna, Delighting in the letter of the Veda And saying, "There is nothing else."43. Full of desires, intent on heaven, They offer rebirth as the fruit of action, And are addicted to many specific rites Aimed at the goal of enjoyment and power.44. To those (the … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita verses 12-18

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. This is the fourth post on The Bhagavad Gita.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 12. Making him (Duryodhana) happy, The aged Kuru, his grandsire, Roaring like a lion, Blew his conch horn powerfully.13. And thereupon the conch horns and the kettledrums, The cymbals, drums, and trumpets All at once were sounded. The uproar was tremendous.14. Then, standing in … [Read more...]


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Make Your Own Krishna Doll

You guys have seen the cute little Krishna doll that I make for my Etsy shop. I thought today I'd share with you how it's made so that you could make one of your own if you were so inclined!The basis is a pattern for a Waldorf style soft doll found here: http://www.mamasmiles.com/amigurumi-inspired-baby-doll-crochet-pattern/ It is crocheted, so you'd have to know how to crochet. I use a C size hook for it.I use a dark blue yarn from Knit Picks in wool of the Andes (winter night color). I … [Read more...]


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