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His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)

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"My long desired scheme of a Krsna Conscious daily newspaper is being implemented. Please do this work very nicely. It will be a very great step in the history of ISKCON movement."
~ Srila Prabhupada, Letter to Satsvarupa 1971


"Here in this world there are thousands of newspapers and magazines reporting the stale, repetitious happenings of this limited space. So for reporting the news of the unlimited spiritual realm, concerning the eternal, ever-fresh Supreme Personality of Godhead, we could publish a newspaper at every second, what to speak of daily."
~ Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura



"According to social conventions, it is said that one can speak the truth only when it is palatable to others. But that is not truthfulness. The truth should be spoken in such a straight and forward way, so that others will understand actually what the facts are. If a man is a thief and if people are warned that he is a thief that is truth. Although sometimes the truth is unpalatable, one should not refrain from speaking it. Truthfulness demands that the facts be presented as they are for the benefit of others. That is the definition of truth."
~ Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. Ch 10:4

"May cows stay in front of me; may cows stay behind me; may cows stay on both sides of me. May I always reside in the midst of cows."
(HBV 16.252)
In remembrance of Kurma Rupa dasa

Sri Sri Krsna-Balarama

Srila Prabhupada on Srimad Bhagavatam,
Part 15

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 23, CANADA (SUN) — A serial exploration of Srila Prabhupada's preaching on Srimad Bhagavatam.

In the last two segments we have offered a summary of many of the points made by Srila Prabhupada over the course of five lectures he gave on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1. Today we will make some comparative observations on the content of these lectures, which include:

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Sometimes a Child Is Very Serious

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Jan 23, DENMARK (SUN) —

Sometimes a Child Is Very Serious and the Father Is Smiling

"So Arjuna was so serious, and Krsna was smiling.

"Just see the fool, what he is doing."

Therefore there was necessity of instructing Bhagavad-gita.

The fool has to be instructed. Yes.

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Parishads: Sri Ramacandra Kaviraja and
Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 23, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Sri Ramacandra Kaviraja and the Appearance day of Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami are observed on January 24th.

Sri Ramacandra Kaviraja

Ramachandra, a king amongst poets, was born in the town of Sarajani on the banks of the Ganges as the son of Sunanda and Chiranjiva Sen, a well-known minister of the king of Gauda, a devotee of the Brahmins and Vishnu. Ramachandra was not in any way different from Narottam Das Thakur. (Sangita-madhava-nataka, quoted at Bhakti-ratnakara 1.270)

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Archaeology and Vaishnava Tradition,
Part Thirteen

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 21, CANADA (SUN) — Part Thirteen, the last of a monograph by Ramaprasad Chanda, published by the Archaeological Survey of India, 1998.

The old fortified city of Mahasthan, on the river Karatoya, 7 miles to the north of Bogra in Bengal, is evidently so-called because two spots within it are sacred to the memory of two holy persons: Sila Devi's Ghat, a flight of steps leading to the water of the river wherefrom Sila Devi, the daughter of the last Hindu king of the city, is said to have jumped into the river and drowned herself; and the asthan or tomb of the Muhammadan saint – Mahi-sawar ("the fish-rider"), who is said to have conquered the city. [1]

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Srila Prabhupada on Srimad Bhagavatam,
Part 14

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 21, CANADA (SUN) — A serial exploration of Srila Prabhupada's preaching on Srimad Bhagavatam.

Following yesterday's summary of the contents of Srila Prabhupada's lectures on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1 in London, August 6th and 7th, 1971, today we'll offer a similar breakdown of some of the main points he addressed (paraphrased) in three subsequent classes on this sloka:

    New York, July 6, 1972
    Caracas, February 20, 1975
    Caracas, February 21, 1975

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Radhanath Maharaj Humiliated by a Mayavadi

BY: ATRI RSI DAS

Jan 19, INDIA (SUN) — This is the article by Radhanath Maharaj published in the New Indian Express titled "Conscience is our Protector", published on November 25th 2018.

It was disappointing and moreover a shocking experience after reading the article and noticing that Radhanath Maharaj did not mention even once the name of Krishna, nor the maha mantra, nor bhakti nor Srila Prabhupada and his teachings. At the bottom of the article it is written "the author is a spiritual leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness", how pathetic.

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Srila Prabhupada on Srimad Bhagavatam,
Part 13

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 19, CANADA (SUN) — A serial exploration of Srila Prabhupada's preaching on Srimad Bhagavatam.

In our last segment, we presented Text 1 of the First Chapter, First Canto from the original Srimad Bhagwatam, offering a few comments about the differences between the various editions. Today we will begin to explore Srila Prabhupada's preaching on SB 1.1.1, in his lectures and references to the sloka.

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Archaeology and Vaishnava Tradition,
Part Twelve

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 19, CANADA (SUN) — Part Twelve of a monograph by Ramaprasad Chanda, published by the Archaeological Survey of India, 1998.

[Continuing discussion of the fragmentary stone inscription from Mahakshatrapa Sodasa referring to Bhagavat Vasudeva at Mathura…]

Prati must be restored at the end of line 8 to form prathishthapito with shthapito in the beginning of line 9. In line 8 the word preceding toranam and ending in lam and the word following toranam and beginning with ve may be restored as chatuhsalam and vedika respectively. Two words are now wanting to complete the fragment:

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Jan 19, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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Bhagavad Arka
Marichi Mala, Pt. 59

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 19, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Bhagavad Arka Marichi Mala by HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur.

CHAPTER THIRTEEN
Sadhana Bhakti Executed Exclusively by Taking Shelter of the Holy Name (aikantiki namasraya sadhana-bhakti)

07.15.36 Narada Muni to Maharaja Yudhisthira

One who accepts the sannyasa order gives up the three principles of materialistic activities in which one indulges in the field of household life – namely religion, economic development and sense gratification. One who first accepts sannyasa but then returns to such materialistic activities is to be called a vantasi, or one who eats his own vomit. He is indeed a shameless person.

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The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 9

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 23, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society.

Having made an effort to broaden the timeline context in which the Mughal Empire had its day, given a few examples of the Islamic influence in Vaisnava art over a long period of transition, we return now to the actual era of the Mughal Empire. Coming between Babur, the first invading emperor to overturn the Sultanate, and Akbar was Humayun, who ruled the empire from 1530 to 1556. While the history of pious Vedic kings and rulers were often recorded for posterity by scribes working under the approval of brahmanas, in the case of the Mughal rulers, much of their personal history was recorded by consorts from the royal harems, or other close family members.

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Bhagavad Arka
Marichi Mala, Pt. 61

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 23, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Bhagavad Arka Marichi Mala by HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN
Analysis of Unfavorable Conditions for Bhakti (bhakti pratikulya vicarah)

11.28.02 Shri Krishna to Uddhava

Whoever indulges in praising or criticizing the qualities and behaviour of others will quickly become deviated from his own best interest by his entanglement in illusory dualities.

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Tattva Sandarbha,
Part 48

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 23, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

SECTION FORTY-EIGHT

Srila Vyasadeva experienced that this prayojana was even better than the happiness derived by realization of impersonal Brahman. Consequently, He taught Srimad Bhagavatam to Sukadeva Gosvami, who was absorbed in the bliss of Brahman, so that he too could taste the special bliss derived from love of Godhead. This is described by Suta Gosvami in Bhagavatam verse 1.7.8, beginning with "sa samhitam".

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jan 23,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.



January 23, 1974, Hawaii
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.26-30
"So long we are covered by maya, our godly qualities are not manifest, but we are not God. Or you are God, but not that God, that big God, but you are a particle of. You can say, "I am God," but you are not that original, chief God. That you are not."

January 23, 1975, Bombay
Bhagavad-gita 16.7-9
"If I give my own interpretation, thinking myself more than Krsna, this is blasphemy. How I can become more than Krsna? If actually we want to take advantage of this Bhagavad-gita, then we must take Bhagavad-gita as it is."

January 23, 1977, Bhuvanesvara
Evening Lecture
"Now we have got experience that many big, big leaders in political field... We have seen this noncooperation movement. They also took sannyasa practically. But they could not live long because they could not tolerate the position of renouncement."


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 8

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 21, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society.

Although our series on the Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism will focus primarily on the 16th to 18th centuries, we have digressed in these early segments to give some background on the intruders who preceded the Mughals. In northeastern India the Turks landed in Delhi in the 13th century, and the Sultanate flourished there until the Mughals drove them out.

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Bhagavad Arka
Marichi Mala, Pt. 60

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 21, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Bhagavad Arka Marichi Mala by HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN
Analysis of Unfavorable Conditions for Bhakti (bhakti pratikulya vicarah)

03.33.08 Devahuti to Kapiladeva

I believe, my Lord, that You are Lord Vishnu Himself under the name of Kapila, and You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supreme Brahman! The saints and sages, being freed from all the disturbances of the senses and mind, meditate upon You, for by Your mercy only can one become free from the clutches of the three modes of material nature. At the time of dissolution, all the Vedas are sustained in You only.

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Tattva Sandarbha,
Part 47

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 21, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

SECTION FORTY-SEVEN

Thereafter, to clarify the nature of the prayojana tattva and to affirm that the purna purusha mentioned earlier (SB.1.7.4) is Lord Krishna, Suta Gosvami speaks the next Bhagavatam verse (1.7.7), beginning with "yasyam". In this verse, by describing the result of hearing the Srimad Bhagavatam he explains another realization of Srila Vyasadeva. The word bhakti here means love of Godhead, because that is the aim of sadhana bhakti performed by hearing the Bhagavatam.

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The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 7

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 19, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society.

We began our exploration of the Mughal influence on Vaisnavism in the 16th to 18th centuries by summarizing briefly the progression of Mughal invaders. Following the arrival of the Sultanate at Delhi, the first Mughal Emperor in India was Babur, who ruled briefly from 1526 to 1530 A.D. Although this marks the official start of the Mughal Empire in India, we should emphasize that this is not the start of the Islamic influence in India. A good example of an earlier appearance of the Mohammedans in India is found in Malwa.

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Tattva Sandarbha,
Part 46

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 19, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

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And in his trance, Srila Vyasadeva also realized the abhidheya, in the same sense, (as explained in annucheda 44). And therefore, to propagate it, he composed this Satvata Samhita called Sri Bhagavata. This Sri Suta Gosvami states in the Srimad Bhagavatam verse beginning with anartha (1.7.6)

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Sometimes a Child Is Serious
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Sad Sandarbhas
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
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Bhagavad Arka Marichi Mala
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Sad Sandarbhas
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Radhanath Humiliated
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Prabhupada on Bhagavatam
Sad Sandarbhas
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340 West 55th Street
Sad Sandarbhas
Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism
Putrada Ekadasi
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Archaeology & Vaishnavism
Western Mind, Eastern Mind
Prabhupada on Bhagavatam
Sad Sandarbhas

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