Melissa Leanne Finch replied to Melissa Leanne Finch's discussion Splitting up Japa Daily Rounds
"Sweet Rashmi! Thank you so much. Please accept my obeisances! I'm very excited to be in touch with a woman who has been initiated by Radhanath Maharaj. I will also take you up on your offer to contact you through your email.

As you are my servant,…"
May 15
Melissa Leanne Finch replied to Melissa Leanne Finch's discussion Requesting Clarity on viewing Garlic and Onions as Intoxication
"Wow! No mushrooms now, too. This is the first I've heard of this. Interesting. And aren't greens, fruits, and vegetables considered plants or at least derived from plants?"
May 15
Melissa Leanne Finch replied to Melissa Leanne Finch's discussion Requesting Clarity on viewing Garlic and Onions as Intoxication
"Hare Krishna Yashvini!

Thank you so sincerely for your time in responding to this discussion. The articles you sent me have fully convinced me to avoid garlic! Haribol! Now I have a better idea as to why I also suffer from many of the health condit…"
May 15
Melissa Leanne Finch replied to Melissa Leanne Finch's discussion Requesting Clarity on viewing Garlic and Onions as Intoxication
"Oh. Ok. This is the first time I've ever heard that Krishna doesn't like onions and garlic. That definitely simplifies things. Thank you. As a new devotee I have many questions. If something does not make sense to me, I typically won't do it until i…"
May 15
Melissa Leanne Finch replied to Melissa Leanne Finch's discussion Requesting Clarity on viewing Garlic and Onions as Intoxication
"Thank you Rashmi! That was very helpful. I'm mid-way through chapter 12 in the Gita. Have I passed that section you're referring to?

It's been recommended I substitute Hing for garlic. I'm just wondering how hard it is to find here in the U.S. "
May 15
Melissa Leanne Finch replied to Melissa Leanne Finch's discussion Splitting up Japa Daily Rounds
"Dear Bhuwan Dutt Bawari, I sincerely thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Yes, I'm surrounded by the people you describe. It gets very lonely at times."
May 15
Melissa Leanne Finch replied to Melissa Leanne Finch's discussion Krishna Working Through His Devotee: Understanding The Difference Between Imagination And Krishna's Voice
"Thank you Zola! Your response and time is much appreciated. However, I am still unclear on the subject.  So in simplicity, is the imagination the false ego?"
May 15
Melissa Leanne Finch replied to Melissa Leanne Finch's discussion Krishna Working Through His Devotee: Understanding The Difference Between Imagination And Krishna's Voice
"Sweet Krishna Dasi! There are not enough words even in the romantic language to express my gratitude to you. Your story gave me chills, smiles and tears. Overall, you helped me to make sense of most of it. Your precious time that was used to guide m…"
May 15
Melissa Leanne Finch replied to Meera Dasi's discussion The most unfortunate- Please Help
"Hare Krishna! Jai Chaitanya! Srila Gurudev!

Dearest Meera! I hope these replies let you know that you are not alone! I am a woman in my mid thirties facing the same difficulties that you do. Your story made my heart scream out to help you! I get ve…"
May 15
Melissa Leanne Finch replied to Melissa Leanne Finch's discussion Splitting up Japa Daily Rounds
"Thank you kindly for your wise words from the heart. They have given me great encouragement and comfort. I just found out about the clicker counter from another very compassionate devotee yesterday on the way to the temple. I hope I have the opportu…"
May 15
Melissa Leanne Finch left a comment for Cyd
"Hare Krishna! Thank you for reaching out! Blessings upon you!"
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