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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

Ganges Confluence

Free Will and Determinism

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Jul 17, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) — Free will and determinism is an interesting topic to transcendently delve into. Krishna says everyone has to follow their nature, what can repression accomplish. He also says a man of intelligence endeavouring to control his mind and senses can easily be swept away, as a boat in a storm.

Within the modes of nature different choices are available. Srila Prabhupada says we are not dead stones, but on choosing something, Krishna's energies are set to carry out and activate these choices and according to guna and karma, differing results are set to take place automatically.

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Stage Set for Puri Jagannatha's Annual Sojourn

BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Jul 17, JAGANNATHA PURI, ORISSA In the backdrop of the nationwide buzz over the Supreme Court's recent proposal to allow people of all faiths into Jagannath Temple and put a curb on servitors from collecting dakshina from devotees, the Deities of the 12th century shrine are all set to start their annual sojourn to Gundicha Temple, believed to be their birthplace, marking Rath Yatra on Saturday.

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Millions Take Part
in Puri Rath Yatra

BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Jul 17, JAGANNATHA PURI, ORISSA Braving heavy rain, a large number of people turned up and cheered Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra during the Deities' divine journey on chariots from Jagannath Temple to Gundicha Temple (Their birthplace), marking Rath Yatra on Saturday. As the giant juggernauts started rolling on the Grand Road in gung-ho procession, a wave of euphoria swept the temple town. Emotions ran high the moment devotees caught glimpse of the Deities on chariots.

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Parishads: Swarupa Damodar Goswami and Srila Shivananda Sena

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 13, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Srila Swarupa Damodar Goswami and Srila Shivananda Sena is observed on July 14th.

Swarupa Damodar Goswami - Mahaprabhu's alter ego

The Lord accepted Shikhi Mahiti's sister as one of Radha's friends. In the entire world, there were only three and a half devotees who were so worthy. They were Svarupa Damodar Goswami, Ramananda Raya and Shikhi Mahiti. His sister was the half person.
(Chaitanya Charitamrita 3.2.105-6)

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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta's Eulogy of Srila
Bhaktivinoda Thakur

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 11, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura is observed on July 12th.

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Thakura Prabhupada wrote the following words in Sajjana-tosani after the disappearance of Om Vishnupada Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur Mahasaya:

"The purpose of the Sajjana-tosani remains unchanged. Thakur Mahäsaya has entered the nitya-lilä, but by his blessings this magazine will continue to bring joy to the pious through Hari-kathä, just as before.... Some think, accepting the opinion of the material sensualists, that the cause of bhakti is advanced by eliminating the idea of pure devotion; others tarnish pure devotion's beauty by accepting the facile path of the materialistic devotees as the standard.

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Gundica Marjana

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 11, CANADA (SUN) — The glories of Gundica-marjana, observed on July 13th, from Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya lila.

Lord Caitanya's Pastimes in Jagannatha Puri

"Now please hear about Lord Jagannatha's going to the Gundica temple while Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu danced before the Ratha car. The Lord performed kirtana for some time and, through His own endeavor, inspired all the devotees to dance. When the Lord Himself wanted to dance, all seven groups combined together.

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Puri Scion Hopeful of Smooth Rath Yatra

BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Jul 11, JAGANNATHA PURI, ORISSA The scion of the erstwhile Puri royal family and Chairman of Jagannath Temple managing committee, Dibyasingha Deb on Tuesday expressed confidence that the July 14 Rath Yatra would be smooth-sailing, notwithstanding resentment among servitors over the Supreme Court’s recent suggestion on allowing entry of people of all faiths into the 12th century shrine.

“The Supreme Court’s order on various reforms in the temple will not affect the Lord’s Rath Yatra and daily rituals. The duty of servitors is to serve the Deities and they will do that. It is responsibility of the government to look into administrative and legal aspects,” Deb told media persons at his royal palace in Puri where a group of Daitapati servitors of the temple came to inform him about the recovery of the Deities from illness. As per tradition, the Deities were taken ill after having a grand bath on the occasion of Debasnan Purnima on June 28.

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Parishads: Sri
Gadadhara Pandit

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 11, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Sri Gadadhara Pandit is observed on July 12th.

The incarnation of love who previously was the queen of Vrindavan, Radha, is now the beloved of Gaura named Srila Gadadhara Pandit. Svarupa Damodar himself indicated that he was Vraja’s goddess of fortune, the Lakshmi who was previously the beloved of Shyamasundara in Vrindavan. She today has become the goddess of fortune of love for Gaura and is known as Srila Gadadhara Pandit. Lalita, who is also known as Anuradha, is Radha’s closest friend and confidante. She has also entered into Gadadhara, as was shown in the play Chaitanya-candrodaya.
(Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika 147-150)

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The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 13

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 17, CANADA (SUN) — The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture.

CHAPTER VII. – Part Two

[Regarding a ruler who proved tyrannical] It does not seem necessary to explain these facts 238) by the hypothesis that this was the outcome of a different view of king-ship 239). As a rule the opinion prevailed that only good kings were truly devas 240). Only incidentally the view is pronounced that whatever a king does is right 241), that is to say that even a wicked monarch is inviolable because of his sanctity.

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Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 72

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 17, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.

Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni - I. The Agnyâdhâna Or Establishment Of The Sacred Fires - Second Adhyâya – First Brâhmana - The Oblations, Part One

2:2:1:1 - 1. When he has taken out the Âhavanîya fire [1], he performs the Full-offering [2]. The reason why he performs the full-offering is that he thereby causes that Agni to become an eater of food for his own self; that he thereby offers food to him. Even as (a mother or cow) would offer the breast to a new-born child or calf, so does he thereby offer food to him.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jul 17,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.



July 17, 1973, London
Bhagavad-gita 1.20
" So anyone who is declaring himself God, immediately you should know he is the greatest sinful man. And if you study his private life, you will see that he is number one sinful man. This is the test."

July 17, 1975, San Francisco
Morning Walk
" This is your religion, this is your science, philosophy -- everything. And for this, you have created so many big, big buildings to create some less than animals. Civilization is finished unless you take to Krsna conscious."

July 17, 1975, San Francisco
Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.32
" The so-called scientists, thinker, they are thinking that "We are everything. We can create, and we can control over the nature." These are all mad thinking. It is not possible. Nobody has ever been able to control over the nature, what to speak of understanding God."

July 17, 1976, New York
Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 20.110
" The sun planet is very, very big, fourteen hundred thousand times bigger than this earth. So it is all congested with population. And because they are all fiery, everything made there fiery, therefore it is a blazing fire, and the illumination is coming all over the universe."


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

The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 12

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 13, CANADA (SUN) — The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture.

CHAPTER VII. – Part One

Good and bad kings; morality and majesty

Being a deva who walks amongst mankind the king is not infallible 228). Like the devas in general he is not above good and evil. Morality is not necessarily a feature in a power or powerful being denoted by the term of deva. Devas may work for good or evil, they may be feared or adored, they are not always patterns of virtue.

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Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 71

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 13, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.

Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni - I. The Agnyâdhâna Or Establishment Of The Sacred Fires - First Adhyâya – Fourth Brâhmana, Part Three

2:1:4:23 - 23. He (the Adhvaryu) then makes the horse step on (the Âhavanîya fire-place) [2]. When he has made it step on it, he leads it out towards the east, makes it turn round again (from left to right) and lets it stand there facing the west. The horse doubtless represents strength: hence he makes it turn round again in order that this strength shall not turn away from him (the sacrificer).

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The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 11

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 11, CANADA (SUN) — The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture.

CHAPTER VI. – Part Three

That Indra is among the eight divinities whose particles constitute the king is self-evident. Indra's concern with growth, vitality, rainfall, vegetation and fertility is too well known to be in need of comment. Energetic action is characteristic of him. Representing, in the belief of Vedic man, force, energy and vitality in nature, he was believed to be intimately connected with atmospheric phenomena and with various forms of fertility and vegetative life. 196) He is the bestower of wives, sons and riches I97). Like other gods of this character, Indra was also credited with a warlike temperament, and with a natural bent for the annihilation of evil powers and enemies of gods and mankind.

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Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 70

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 11, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.

Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni - I. The Agnyâdhâna Or Establishment Of The Sacred Fires - First Adhyâya – Fourth Brâhmana, Part Two

2:1:4:10 - 10. Here now they say, 'If the fire is not setup with either a rik-verse, or a sâman, or a yagus, wherewith then is it set up?' Verily, that (fire) is of the brahman: with the brahman it is set up. The brahman is speech: of that speech it is. The brahman is the truth, and the truth consists in those same (three) mystic utterances: hence his (fire) is established by means of the truth.

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Science of Kingship, Pt. 13
Free Will and Determinism
Satapatha-Brahmana, 72
Millions in Puri Rath Yatra
Stage Set for Puri Rath
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Science of Kingship, Pt. 12
Parishads
Satapatha-Brahmana, 71
Nabajouban Darshan
Science of Kingship, Pt. 11
Parishads
Gundica Marjana
Eulogy for Bhaktivinoda
Satapatha-Brahmana, 70
Puri Scion Hopeful for Rath
Science of Kingship, Pt. 10
Sree Jagannath Jeeu, Nayagarh
Satapatha-Brahmana, 69
Curb on Servitors' Dakshina
Science of Kingship, Pt. 9
Parishads
Yogini Ekadasi
The Matchless Gift, Pt. 6
Wooing Censurship
Upon Closer Inspection
Debunking Lies & Fallacies
Satapatha-Brahmana, 68
Weekend Laffs
Science of Kingship, Pt. 8
The Matchless Gift, Pt. 5
Urdhva-pundra, Vaisnava Tilak
ISKCON Boston Offenses
ISKCON Investments
Satapatha-Brahmana, 67
Science of Kingship, Pt. 7
Parishads
Bauls, Kartabhajas, Daravesas
The Matchless Gift, Pt. 4
Satapatha-Brahmana, 66
Science of Kingship, Pt. 6
Gauranga-nagaris
The Matchless Gift, Pt. 3
Satapatha-Brahmana, 65
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