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We are receiving much rain, but as long as it ceases for a time for me to stroll, then it’s okay. Stroll I did, through the park and up Yonge St. I realized one thing about myself and walking; I always get a thrill from crossing rivers via a bridge but dislike crossing streets where there’s crazy traffic, either in motion or halted. A pet peeve of mine — the wider the road, the more the lanes, the higher the risk.

Tonight, I took to a bench when a couple approached me. The fellow introduced him

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While the coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, so is kindness. Even though they are physically restricted in their movement, people find ways to reach out, express appreciation to and care for one another. 

On May 15th, ISKCON News announced a contest for young devotee artists between the ages of 3-18, asking them to recognize and capture these little acts of kindness around them and turn them into artwork. Dozens of pieces were submitted to the 'Kindness Pandemic' Art Contest, and t

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On Kindness by Karnamrita Das

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People we meet or know who impress us the most are those that extend us kindness and heartfelt interest. We may appreciate a person’s beauty, strength, wealth, knowledge, fame, or renunciation (qualities Krishna has in full), but if a person is not kind it stands out like a huge blemish. A lessor person who is kind and friendly appears more valuable, and greater. Of the twenty-six qualities of a devotee given in the great Gaudiya Vaishnava scripture, Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita, we find that ki

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The Fault with Finding Fault

Ever “sweetened” a cup of tea with salt or mistaken a chocolate laxative for the real thing? At times being in the company of people can be like that —distasteful and crappy. Negative and overly critical people can be the human equivalent of diarrhea, the shadow in the sunshine of existence. Let's be honest, a lot of the time we are our own worst best friend, the fly in the soup of our life. We can become a cocktail of self-loathing — shaken not stirred — served with the depression of the daily

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