Category: Of Interest…

Items of interest to the Vaisnava’s C.A.R.E. community and readers.

Vaishnava Compassion and Srila Prabhupada

Vaishnava Compassion and Srila Prabhupada

Vaishnava Compassion and Srila Prabhupada By Giriraj Swami Hearing His Holiness Niranjana Swami’s wonderful talk, I felt we were being elevated to the spiritual world. He quoted from Visnujana Maharaja. Visnujana had a program in which he went by boat along the Ganges River, in Bengal, and chanted the holy names all day, stopping atmore>>

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By His Divine Grace A.C.B. Swami Prabhupada IN THE NAME OF philanthropy … people are feeling compassion for suffering humanity throughout the world,” (SB 5.8.10) Srila Prabhupada writes. But “no one knows where compassion should be applied. Compassion for the dress of a drowning man is senseless. A man fallen in the ocean of nesciencemore>>

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“Compassion” by His Grace Mahatma Das (ACBSP)

“Compassion” by His Grace Mahatma Das (ACBSP)

  Compassion” by His Grace Mahatma Prabhu spoken on May 8, 2018 (FIVE minute video).  Compassion means showing people more kindness, tolerance and affection than they may deserve.) Kindly listen to this short, but inspiring, talk by Mahatma Prabhu. He travels to many countries around the world to preach and spread the glories of Krsna consciousness.more>>

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Thanks to a 4-Year-Old, a Laugh Stronger Than Death

Thanks to a 4-Year-Old, a Laugh Stronger Than Death

BY ELISA BOXER Illustration by Abigail Gray Swartz My 4-year-old son came careening down the nursing home hallway in my grandma’s wheeled walker, and I surrendered all semblance of control. “Wheee!” he shrieked, flying fearlessly past the lady with the lunch cart, who swerved two tiers of shrink-wrapped cargo closer to the wall to avoidmore>>

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DYING Young Or Old, The Signs Are The Same

DYING Young Or Old, The Signs Are The Same

 Editor’s Note: The following is a question written to Barbara Karnes, RN Author/Hospice Educator at BKbooks.com and her wise response.  Dear Barbara, Most of your blogging about death seems to be about old people dying from old age. What about a prime-age person dying of cancer? Do the same signs of dying apply, such asmore>>

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Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

Tips for Helping a Child or Teen Recover from Trauma The intense, confusing, and frightening emotions that follow a traumatic event or natural disaster can be even more pronounced in children—whether they directly experienced the traumatic event or were repeatedly exposed to horrific media images after the fact. While children and adolescents are more vulnerablemore>>

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Dying in Prison

Dying in Prison

By Bhakti-lata Dasi One of the inmates who has been in contact with the prison ministry since 2009, Bhakta Sasha, now has terminal cancer. He is fifty-seven years old. The prospect of dying is overwhelming for everyone, but having to die in prison is even more daunting. Prisons are not known for their warm, loving atmospheres;more>>

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What happens when a patient says, ‘Doc, help me die’

What happens when a patient says, ‘Doc, help me die’

By E. Wes Ely My 54-year-old patient was alone in the intensive care unit, with no family or friends in his life. He slumped in his bed, gasping, staring up at me. Admitted with lung fibrosis and pneumonia, he had scars and infection aggressively replacing his airways, despite our best treatments.   As a newlymore>>

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Bipolar Disorder Signs and Symptoms

Bipolar Disorder Signs and Symptoms

Recognizing and Getting Help for Mania and Bipolar Depression We all have our ups and downs, but with bipolar disorder these peaks and valleys are more severe. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can hurt your job or school performance, damage your relationships, and disrupt your daily life. And although it’s treatable, many people don’t recognizemore>>

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10 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Cancer

10 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Cancer

By Margaret Feinberg “I understand exactly what you’re going through.” Even if you’ve battled cancer, no two fights are the same. The treatment plans differ, the bodily responses differ, the chemotherapy differs in types, amounts, and strengths. Even if you’ve been on a parallel journey, no cancer road is the same.     “My dog hadmore>>

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