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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

Lord Brahma
Kalighat, Calcutta, c. 1900

The Killing of Dhenukasura

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 29, INDIA (SUN) — On the auspicious occasion of Gopastami, observed October 30th, from Chapter Fifteen of 'Krsna Book' by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

In this way, Sri Krsna, along with His elder brother Balarama, passed the childhood age known as kaumara and stepped into the age of pauganda, from the sixth year up to the tenth. At that time, all the cowherd men conferred and agreed to give those boys who had passed their fifth year charge of the cows in the pasturing ground. Given charge of the cows, Krsna and Balarama traversed Vrndavana, purifying the land with Their footprints.

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Lord Nityananda: The Last Limit of Mercy

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS

Oct 29, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — Srila Vrindavan Das Thakura has written this song, "Are Bhai Nitai Amar Doyara Avadhi" and sings the glories of Lord Nitai, who wanders village to village giving love of God (Krsna-prema) to one and all.

Nityananda Rama is patita-pavana, the deliverer of the patitas (most fallen). He is wonderfully merciful, unlimitedly merciful, nitai amar doyar avadhi. There is no limit to the mercy of Nitai; you cannot find out the limit. If there would have been some limit to His mercy, then the last limit is Nityananda!

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Inside the World of
a Hare Krishna

BY: BERNARD WILCHUSKY

Oct 29, ORLANDO, FLORIDA (CFF) — It began with a chant. In a small house off Rouse Road, in the center of the shrine room's wood-paneled floor, a bald man in saffron robes shifted from foot to foot, singing the words of his faith: hare krishna, hare krishna, krishna krishna, hare hare, hare rama, hare rama, rama rama, hare hare.

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Padyavali of Srila
Govinda das, Part 22

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 29, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the 95 songs from 'Padyavali'.

Song 71 (Dhanasi-raga)

1. The gopis assemble and depart. They joyfully enter the waters of the pastime lake.

2. The gopis meet in the midst of the waters. The divine couple enjoy many water pastimes. Playfully They fight in the water.

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Parishads: Sri Gadadhar das, Srinivas Acarya, and Dhananjaya Pandit

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 29, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance Day of Sri Gadadhar das, Srinivas Acarya, and Dhananjaya Pandit is observed on October 30th.

Gadadhar das Goswami

She who during Krishna's incarnation was Candrakanti, the manifestation of Radharani's opulence, has become Gadadhara Das by Gauranga's side. Balaram's beloved Purnananda has also entered into him for some special purpose. (Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika 154-155)

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Bhagavatastakam of Rasikananda, Verse 2

BY: DR. DEMIAN MARTINS

Oct 28, INDIA (SUN) —

TEXT 2

padabje krta-sat-krtav api catur-varge ghrnam kurvato
drk-pate'pi gata-vyathan vraja-pati-premamrta-svadakan |
manvanan atidustaram bhava-maha-patho-nidhim gospadam
vande bhagavatan iman anulavam murdhna nipatya ksitau
|| 2 ||

Although dharma, artha, kama and moksa worship and fall at their lotus feet, they despise them. Actually they do not even glance at these things. This great ocean of material existence is very difficult to surpass, but they consider it just like the water on a cow's hoofprint. Relishing the nectar of the love for the Lord of Vraja, they are free from all pains. Bowing my head on the ground, I respectfully glorify these great devotees of the Lord at every moment.

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Crying is Required!

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Oct 28, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — From Saranagati (Bhajana-lalasa, hankering for divine service, 13 songs) by Sri Srimad Bhaktivinode Thakura Mahasaya (written in 1880-1897, Song 10.

"Gurudeva!"

1. By a drop of your mercy make this servant of yours more humble than a blade of grass. Give me strength to bear all trials and troubles, and free me from all desires for personal honor.

2. O lord and master! Invest me with the power to properly honor all living beings. Only then will I sing the holy name in great ecstasy and will all my offenses cease.

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Padyavali of Srila
Govinda das, Part 21

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 28, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the 95 songs from 'Padyavali'.

Song 68 (Sri-raga)

1. Flowers bloom in the forest. Parrots and cuckoos sweetly talk.

2. Peacocks and peahens loudly call. These sounds make one wild with bliss.

3. Look! Look! There is the king of playful heroes. He walks to the forest-place where He will meet His beloved.

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Grateful Reply to Bhakta Torben on Book Changes

BY: SAMA DAS (ACBSP)

Oct 27, ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND, USA (SUN) — In my humble attempt to reply to his grace Bhakta Torben for his Sampradaya Sun article of October 23, 2014, "Book Changes - Cause or Effect?", let me let me first offer my respectful obeisances to this devotee of his Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. I am assuming that the title Bhakta means that he is not formally initiated. So in the topsy-turvy world of Kali Yuga, it's wonderful that an uninitiated Bhakta understands the problems facing our ability to advance in Krsna Consciousness more than most of Srila Prabhupada's initiated disciples do.

When Bhakta Torben asks, "So why not an open, straightforward, honest MEETING/HEARING on the book changes???" This would require some sincerity and honesty on the part of Srila Prabhupada's old rank and file disciples. We would have to admit that long ago we gave up listening to the authority of Srila Prabhupada and the Scriptures and instead have submitted to the impaired, ruined and corrupt GBC, along with their spiritually impotent and bogus gurus, and have accepted them as our authority. If this is not true than how can all of this nonsense posing as the Krishna Consciousness movement stand?

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Clasp His Lotus Feet Tightly

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS

Oct 27, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — From Sri Sri Kalyan-Kalpa-taru: A Songbook of 62 Bengali Songs by Sri Srimad Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Published in 1880.

THIRD BRANCH: "UCCHVASA" (Swelling an overflowing spiritual emotions)
SECTION I: "PRARTHANA DAINYAMAYI" --- Prayers in utter humility
SONG SEVEN --- THE PURE DEVOTEE

Sri Srimad Bhaktivinoda Thakura is offering a prayer at the lotus feet of the Lord:

1. "Oh my dear Lord Hari when can I recognize who is actually a Vaisnava? The lotus feet of such a Vaisnava are a mine of all all-auspiciousness. Nothing inauspicious is there. If by good fortune, when will I become madly overwhelmed by such a Vaisnava, sadhu, paramahamsa, whose lotus feet are all auspicious, and I can clasp his lotus feet tightly and put them in the core of my heart!

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VedaBase 2014.1 and Original Audio for 1974

BY: BHAKTIVEDANTA ARCHIVES

Oct 27, SANDY RIDGE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA (SUN) — Śrīla Prabhupāda Disappearance Day Announcement: New releases from the Bhaktivedanta Archives.

The VedaBaseTM 2014.1 Update for Mac and Windows. Plus Original 1974 Śrīla Prabhupāda Audio

On the Disappearance Day of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, the Bhaktivedanta Archives offers several new releases.

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The Glorious Month of Damodar, Part 23

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 29, CANADA (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada's Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.22, December 13, 1970, Indore.

Vatsalya-rasa: Parenthood

Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 43: When ecstatic love develops into the relationship of parenthood and becomes steadily established, the relationship is called vatsalya-rasa. The exhibition of this vatsalya-rasa standard of devotional service can be found in the dealings of Krsna with His devotees who represent themselves as superior personalities like father, mother and teacher.

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5 Year Old Boy Dies
in Mayapur

BY: RADHANA D. & ALAUKIKA-PREMA DAS

Oct 29, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — Dear devotees please join together in the prayers for this sweet boy Doyal Caitanya who left his body yesterday in Kolkata hospital. He lived in Mayapur with his Family, he was only 5 years old. Doctor said that he had an acute case of diphtheria. Please pray also for his parents and younger brother that they can somehow survive his departure from this world.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA

Oct 29, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"And when he has fully surrendered unto the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord, he does not care whether his condition of life is favourable or unfavourable."

(Krsna Book - 'Prayers of the Personified Vedas')

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 469

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 29, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book VI - Canto LXIV - Mahodar's Speech

"He ceased: and when his lips were closed
Mahodar thus his rede opposed:
"Why wilt thou shame thy noble birth
And speak like one of little worth?
Why boast thee thus in youthful pride
Rejecting wisdom for thy guide?

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Oct 29,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

October 29, 1972, Vrndavana
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.18
"Unless you come to the point of surrendering unto Krsna, your knowledge is defective. You may advertise yourself as very learned scholar, but we have got simple formula. Our position is strong and simple. We... We take the words of Krsna and corroborate with Krsna's words."

October 29, 1974, Mayapura
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.49
"At the last stage of annihilation the whole universe will be ablaze by the scorching heat of the sun, and then there will be torrents of rain. For one hundred years the whole universe will remain ablaze. And then for one hundred years there will be heavy rain. In this way the creation will be annihilated."

October 29, 1975, Nairobi
Bhagavad-gita 7.3
"The dog can sleep on the street without caring for anything. We cannot sleep without nice apartment. So eating, sleeping, mating... Similarly, sex intercourse. Dog has no shame. It can enjoy sex on the street, but we have got some restriction, but the sex is there."

October 29, 1975, Nairobi
Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.28.19
"This is necessity. You must always remain dressed like a Vaisnava. That is necessity."

October 29, 1975, Nairobi
Room Conversation
"From time immemorial we cannot ascertain when this incidents have happened, to forget Krsna, but it is practically... Life after life, life after life, we are changing body, but forgetting Krsna."

October 29, 1976, Vrndavana
Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.7
"One who is actually interested in business-like way to make some profit arthadam, then there is only interest is how to become Krsna conscious. Otherwise you will manufacture so many interests."


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

The Glorious Month of Damodar, Part 22

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 28, CANADA (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada's Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.22, December 13, 1970, Indore.

Krsna Lifted Govardhan -- No Interpretation

Prabhupada: …So the Brahma and Indra, they are not fools. When they saw that "A boy is in Vrndavana, and He is accepted as the Supreme Lord, and He is doing something like God. Let us test," so Brahma took away all His cows and calves and playmates. And after a second, when he came, he saw the same cows, same calves, same boys were there. Krsna has expanded.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA

Oct 28, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"I am successful only because I am following strictly the orders of my Guru Maharaj and do not deviate. Therefore people respect what I am saying and they listen, because I do not say one thing and do another."

(Letter to Madhuvisa, June 16, 1972)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 468

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 28, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book VI - Canto LXIII - Kumbhakarna's Boast

"Then Kumbhakarṇa laughed aloud
And cried; "O Monarch, once so proud,
We warned thee, but thou wouldst not hear;
And now the fruits of sin appear.
We warned thee, I, thy nobles, all
Who loved thee, in thy council hall.

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The Glorious Month of Damodar, Part 21

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 27, CANADA (SUN) —

Chastising Krsna

One of the central themes of Damodar-lila is the service rendered by Mother Yasoda, who was duty-bound to chastise her errant son. In a lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam, Detroit, August 5, 1975, Srila Prabhupada explained:

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA

Oct 27, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"The spiritual master is therefore worshipped as one who delivers the disciple from the mire of ignorance with the light of the torch of knowledge."

(Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.8)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 467

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 27, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book VI - Canto LXII - Rávan's Request

"Along bright Lanká's royal road
The giant, roused from slumber, strode,
While from the houses on his head
A rain of fragrant flowers was shed.
He reached the monarch's gate whereon
Rich gems and golden fretwork shone.

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Temple of Vedic Planetarium to come up in WB's Mayapur by 2022

BY: STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Oct 27, MATHURA, UTTAR PRADESH (PTI) — A 350-feet high temple and sprawling over six lac square foot area in West Bengal's Mayapur, the world headquarters of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), is inching toward completion and will be ready by 2022.

Construction work at the Rs 500 crore 'Sri Mayapur Chandroday' temple project is in full swing since its foundation stone was laid by ISKCON's Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada in 1972.

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Padyavali of Srila
Govinda das, Part 20

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 27, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the 95 songs from 'Padyavali'.

Song 58 (Bhupali-raga)

1. She departs from the house and the locked gate. Frightened, she flees on the muddy pathway.

2. A ferocious rainstorm blows with great winds. How can her black cloak keep out the torrents of rain?

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Glorious Month of Damodar
Parishads
Padyavali, Pt. 22
The Last Limit of Mercy   
Killing of Dhenukasura
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Inside the World
5 Year Old Boy Dies
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Glorious Month of Damodar
Padyavali, Pt. 21
Crying is Required!  
Rasikananda's Bhagavatastakam
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Glorious Month of Damodar
Padyavali, Pt. 20
Clasp His Lotus Feet Tightly  
Grateful Reply to Bhakta Torben
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Temple of Vedic Planetarium
VedaBase and Original Audio
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Glorious Month of Damodar
Padyavali, Pt. 19
O Saintly Vaisnava Thakura
What Should Be Avoided  
The Nuwabians  
Afrocentric, Pt. 2 
Tragic Disappearances 
Disappearance of His Divine Grace
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Mantra to Soothe
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Glorious Month of Damodar
Padyavali, Pt. 18
Sadhus Pray for Us
When Karttika Begins
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Saturday Laffs
Glorious Month of Damodar
Parishads
Padyavali, Pt. 17
Offering a Lamp in the Sky
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Glorious Month of Damodar
Padyavali, Pt. 16
Sweeter than the Sweetest!
Offering Many Lamps
Book Changes
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!

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