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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 Krsna's Birds

Original Ideas and Directives of Srila Prabhupada

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Jan 15, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) — Going back to a subject touched upon in terms of what a GBC's duties are, let's look at the first directive of ISKCON.

The incorporation document states Seven Purposes of ISKCON:

"(1) To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all peoples in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world."

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Vaisnava Roots of Sikhism

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — There is an active movement going on today in which orthodox members of the Sikh community are working to protect the sanatana heritage from which their Sikh religion grew. They are challenged by a modern faction of the Sikh community who is accused by them of re-writing Sikh history in a more Abrahamic mood, distancing it from Hindu culture and history, and the Vaisnava roots evident in many texts and paintings that record early Sikhism.

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Up The River

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Jan 15, DENMARK (SUN) — THE RUINATION OF INDIA - BOOK-CHANGES IS WHERE IT STARTED

"So for our guidance Krsna has spoken everything in Bhagavad-gita.

Unfortunately so-called scholars and saintly persons have misguided the people by making different interpretations of the divine instruction unnecessarily.

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Shri Chaitanya Chandrodaya, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — The Rising of the Moon of Lord Shri Chaitanya (in 10 Acts) by Shrila Kavi Karnapura.

ACT ONE – SVANANDAVESAH - The Entrance of His Bliss, Part 2

53 Advaita Acarya is the incarnation of Lord Siva. Nityananda Avadhuta is glorious Lord Sankarsana. Shrivasa, the tilaka mark of the brahmanas, who is accompanied by Shrikanta, Shripati, and Shrirama, is the incarnation of Narada Muni.

54-5 Acaryaratna, Haridasa, Murari, Gangadasa, Gadadhara Pandita, Vidyanidhi, Vasudeva, Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, Mukunda, Vakresvara, Nrsimha, Suklambara, Damodara, Sankara, Jagadananda, and many others, reservoirs of love, expert at tasting the nectar dances of many kinds of pastimes, and friends of the Lord since childhood, have come to the earth to save the world.

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Not One Blade of Grass

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Jan 13, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) — It is said not one blade of grass moves without Krishna knowing it. How can this be?

Indeed this suggests that everything is connected or at one, consequently when one part of the gigantic body moves the other parts are aware, and in the case of Krishna fully conscious of it. Although how matter is conscious because of the presence of the Supersoul in each atom, is currently unknown to science.

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Sri Caitanya in Mangalpur

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 13, CANADA (SUN) — This three century old temple commemorates Lord Caitanya's visit to Mangalpur.

About five hundred years ago, Sri Chaitanya on his pilgrimage to Puri from Nadia Navadweep visited Gopinath Temple at Remuna, situated in the Balasore district of Orissa. During the aforesaid pilgrimage, the Lord stayed for some time in the tiny Gadjat kingdom of Mangalpur, about 30 km away from Remuna. The king of the said tiny kingdom was initiated by Sri Mahaprabhu into the Vaishnava cult. The successors of the king later on took the pioneership in spreading the Vaisnava cult in the region by constructing several temples, of which Sri Chaitanya temple was one of them. Here, the life-sized Deities of Sri Nitai and Sri Gouranga have been kept.

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Shri Chaitanya Chandrodaya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 13, CANADA (SUN) — The Rising of the Moon of Lord Shri Chaitanya (in 10 Acts) by Shrila Kavi Karnapura.

ACT ONE – SVANANDAVESAH - The Entrance of His Bliss

Its nine new candrakanta jewels of devotional service eclipsing Kuvera's lily, lotus, conch and other treasures, and its arrows of light wounding the cakravaka bird of Kali-yuga, may the moon of Lord Gaura destroy the darkness of the world.

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Parishads: Sri Ramacandra Kaviraja and Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 13, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Sri Ramacandra Kaviraja and the Appearance day of Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami are observed on January 14th.

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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Sadbhuja Chaitanya
at Bankura

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 11, CANADA (SUN) — The town of Bankura, West Bengal is famous for an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva , who is worshiped here as Ekteswar (or Ekpadeswar). Situated about 3 km. from the town of Bankura on the bank of the river Darakeswar, this comparatively little known temple is unique in many respects.

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The Vedas and
Modern Science

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Jan 11, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) — "After millions of years, at the time of cosmic annihilation, when everything, manifested and unmanifested, is annihilated by the force of time, the five gross elements enter into the subtle conception, and the manifested categories enter into the unmanifested substance. At that time, You alone remain, and You are known as Ananta Śeṣa-nāga." (SB 10.3.25)

According to modern scientific thinking, the Atomic world is a world of many possibilities. This was personally discussed by Niels Bohr and Edward Teller when relating the difference between a quantum plane of atoms and the Classical Physics plane of matter which with senses we all perceive. Bohr, appearing to understand something of this quantum atomic world, interesting it is that he had access to the Vedas and was said to read them.

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Avoiding Sahajiyaism

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 11, CANADA (SUN) — Following are a number of interesting quotes from our Sampradaya Acaryas on various aspects of sahajiyaism and the need to avoid it:

"Bhakti-siddhanta-viruddha refers to that which is against the principle of unity in diversity, philosophically known as acintya-bhedabheda--simultaneous oneness and difference--while rasabhasa is something that may appear to be a transcendental mellow but actually is not. Those who are pure Vaisnavas should avoid both these things opposed to devotional service. These misconceptions practically parallel the Mayavada philosophy.

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Jan 11, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma:
Radha-kunda

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 116.

The divine pastimes of Srimati Radharani and Sri Krsna at Her jewel-like pond, Radhakunda are sung in so many poems and prayers by the Vaisnava acaryas. Hoping to get the lotus feet of Sri Radha, by which Sri Krsna is also attained, the Vaisnavas pray:

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Sri Krsna Sandarbha,
Part 60

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

VOLUME ONE - Anuccheda 93

1 Although we have clearly proven that Sri Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His form is eternal, doubt may linger in the minds of the less intelligent, to eradicate these doubts we shall continue this description of Sri Krsna.

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Parishads: Sri Jayadeva Gosvami

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Sri Jayadeva Gosvami is observed on January 15th.

Sri Jayadeva Goswami appeared in either the eleventh or twelfth century of the Shaka era. There is a difference of opinion about his place of birth. The majority opinion holds that he ailed from the village of Kendubilva, presently in the district of Birbhum. Others claim that he was born in either Orissa or South India.

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Parishads: Sri Locana das Thakur

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Sri Locana Dasa Thakura is observed on January 16th.

Lochan Das Thakur was born in 1523 in Kogram, in the Katwa block of Burdwan district. This village is about ten miles north of Guskara train station. The Thakur's home is situated near the Ajaya River.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jan 15,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.



January 15, 1974, Hawaii
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.19
"Just like if there is some epidemic, disease, and if you take vaccine, it is supposed that you are free from the contamination. So this vaccine of chanting Hare Krsna maha-mantra will keep you fit without any contamination of this age of Kali."

January 15, 1977, Allahabad
Morning Lecture
"Vaisnava means that he's not worshiper of any other demigods. There is no question of disrespect for any other demigods. But saranam saranyam. But to take shelter of and to worship is recommended to the Supreme Lord-mam ekam -- not everyone."


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

The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma:
Radha-kunda

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 13, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 115.

Sri Sri Radha-Krsna's pastimes at Radha Kunda are the dearmost topic of conversation for Vaisnavas. Before addressing the Appearance of Radha Kunda, here is a similar pastime in which Sri Krsna created a theertham in order to bath after killing a demon. In chapter five of Bhakti Ratnakara, Srila Narahari Cakravarti Thakur gives this description of Radha Kunda and Syama Kunda in Airatagrama:

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Sri Amnaya-sutra

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 13, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Sri Amnaya-sutra by HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

Chapter Three - Rasa-prakarana - The Rasas

Sutra 100

"Embraced by His beloved, the Supreme Personality of Godhead knows nothing else within or without. Filled with spiritual bliss, He knows nothing else within or without."

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Sri Krsna Sandarbha,
Part 59

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 13, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

VOLUME ONE - Anuccheda 92

1 That the various incarnations of Godhead appear within the body of Lord Krsna gives us the key to properly understand the following verse spoken by Lord Krsna to Yogamaya (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.2.9):

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The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma:
Radha-kunda

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 11, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 114.

At the heart of all Radha-kunda's glories is Srimati Radharani Herself. With Her gopi friends, and with Her pet swan Tundikeri, She is fond of swimming in Radha-kunda. Many divine pastimes with Sri Krsna are also Her pleasure here. In the Priti-sandarbha, Srila Jiva Goswami establishes the transcendental supremacy of this holy place:

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Sri Amnaya-sutra

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 11, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Sri Amnaya-sutra by HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

Chapter Three - Rasa-prakarana - The Rasas

Sutra 98

"The individual spirit soul and the Supersoul, Supreme Personality of Godhead, are like two friendly birds sitting on the same tree."*

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Sri Krsna Sandarbha,
Part 58

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 11, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

VOLUME ONE - Anuccheda 91

1 That Sri Krsna is the Original Personality of Godhead from whom all other forms of Godhead emanate is confirmed in the following statement of Srimad Bhagavatam (3.2.15):

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Jaiva Dharma: Radha-kunda
Parishads
Parishads
Shri Chaitanya Chandrodaya
Up The River
Vaisnava Roots of Sikhism
Original Ideas & Directives
Sad Sandarbhas
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Jaiva Dharma: Radha-kunda
Parishads
Shri Chaitanya Chandrodaya
Sri Caitanya in Mangalpur
Not One Blade of Grass
Sri Amnaya-sutra
Sad Sandarbhas
Jaiva Dharma: Radha-kunda
Vedas and Modern Science
Avoiding Sahajiyaism
Sadbhuja Chaitanya, Bankura
Sri Amnaya-sutra
Sad Sandarbhas
Weekend Laffs
Jaiva Dharma: Radha-kunda
Return of Gobind Dev Temple
Sri Krsna Pusya Abhiseka
Dhritarashtra
Sri Amnaya-sutra
Sad Sandarbhas
Jaiva Dharma: Radha-kunda
Sarpa Satra
Challenging the Darwinists
Vishnupur as New Vrindavan
Sri Amnaya-sutra
Sad Sandarbhas
Jaiva Dharma: Radha-kunda
Supreme in Space Time
Devotional Art of Hitis
Sri Amnaya-sutra
Sad Sandarbhas
Srila Prabhupada Tributes
Weekend Laffs
Jaiva Dharma: Radha-kunda
Pavitropana Ekadasi
Manus of the Present Universe
Deliberation on Sadhu-sanga
Devotional Art of Hitis
Sri Amnaya-sutra
Sad Sandarbhas
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