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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

Back To Godhead, Vol. I, No. 02, 1966

Deconstructing the Lilamrta - Part 77

BY: ROCANA DASA

Jul 23, CANADA (SUN) — A critical analysis of the Srila Prabhupada-Lilamrta by Satsvarupa das Goswami.

Today we continue with Chapter Five of Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta entitled, "A Lot of Ground To Be Covered" -- Gorakhpur, February 10, 1971. Srila Prabhupada went from the Kumbha Mela to Gorakhpur, and one of the reasons he went there was to see Hanuman Prasada Poddar, who was ill at the time. He was the head of Gita Press, and had previously helped Srila Prabhupada in printing his books, so the two had a close relationship.

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Sudarsana-Sata-Nama Stotra of Sri Madhavacharya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 23, CANADA (SUN) — Lord Nrsimha is so exalted that even His nails are glorified by the Vaishnava acharyas! In the Sudarsana-sata-nama stotra of the Sri Vaishnava sampradaya, it is said that Lord Narayana's Sudarshana Chakra descended as the tusk of Varaha, the axe of Parasurama, and the nails of Nrsimha. In this way, the nails of Nrsimha accompany the Lord in His various avatars.

Sri Madhavacharya worships the power of Lord Nrsimha's nails in his Nakha-Stuti. What follows is the Sanskrit, a word-for-word meaning, and English translation by Madhusudana Rao. (Note: The English translation as it appears here has been partially edited.)

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Teachings of Lord Caitanya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 23, CANADA (SUN) — His Forms Are One and the Same

A serial presentation of the complete narration by Amala Bhakta dasa of the 32 chapters of "Teachings of Lord Caitanya" written by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:

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Proof Positive: An Appeal to Jayadvaita Swami for Clarification

BY: THE ASSEMBLED DEVOTEES

Jul 22, GLOBAL (SUN) — Let us first offer our obeisances to our Spiritual Master, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya | caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah

Also, let us extend our respects to H.H. Jayadvaita Swami. We pray he will understand the concerns expressed in this essay and not construe our presentation as something other than a quest for truth.

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Tomatoes from Heaven

BY: NITYANANDA RAM DASA

Jul 22, USA (SUN) — I was born in 1948 into a farming family. My uncle, my mother's brother, was the family member who had more cows than the rest of us. All the family farms were simple in their operation and completely rural in their location. My uncle's farm was the largest at 180 acres, and in the 1950's and 1960's I spent a considerable amount of time being, and eventually working there.

Uncle was primarily a dairy farmer who also grew 60 acres of tobacco as his cash crop, which kept him afloat as a farmer for half a century, from 1930 until his death in 1983. In the early 1950's traveling salesmen were already visiting and selling their farming products into the rural and often isolated farm communities in western Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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Teachings of Lord Caitanya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 21, CANADA (SUN) — How to Approach God

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Ritvik Affairs, Part Seventeen

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 21, CANADA (SUN) — In Part One of this editorial series we raised the issue of the wellbeing of cows in the Ahmedabad goshalla. That article mentioned the connection between Basu Ghosh das and Vyapaka dasa, a Ritvik devotee representing an organization known as AFFCAP, which presumes to require all India ISKCON projects with cows to register with their service. (GBC authorization for this registration demand appears not to exist.) As we wind up this series, we come back again to the topic of Cow Protection -- this time in Sangad, a village west of Jaipur.

Part of the Jaipur Ritviks' fight with Bangalore and their Jaipur Akshaya Patra outpost has taken place in the form of two lengthy open letters written by Dayalu Nitai dasa of Jaipur HKC. In one of them, he addresses various problems the Jaipur Ritviks have experienced with Nimai Pandit dasa, who in the past has been an associate of Madhu Pandit dasa and the Bangalore leaders.

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Why Milk is Not
a High Cost

BY: DUSYANTA DASA

Jul 21, WALES, UK (SUN) — Again on the Dandavats.com website they have presented an article concerning their conception and dictate from their Minister of Cow Protection and Agriculture, Shyamasundar dasa. In the article he is saying we must accept the high cost of non-violent cow protected milk. Then we can have successful Cow Protection projects. So as a rebuttal to that article I wrote back to Dandavats.com with my answer to why milk produced in Cow Protection herds does not have to be high cost. In ISKCON it is manifest and practiced that they have no idea of the goals of Cow Protection and manage their Cow Protection projects in that manner. So their conclusion is that devotees have to pay through the nose for their cow-protected milk.

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Teachings of Lord Caitanya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 21, CANADA (SUN) — The Wise Man

A serial presentation of the complete narration by Amala Bhakta dasa of the 32 chapters of "Teachings of Lord Caitanya" written by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 21, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"We had Radha-Krishna murti seva. So from childhood I was taught...not taught. I asked my father, "Give me this Radha-Krishna murti. I shall worship." And father encouraged me. I was performing this Ratha Yatra festival. My father encouraged me. So this means that got this chance again."

(Lecture, LA, Jan 6, 1969)

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The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma: Tapoloka

BY: SUN STAFF


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 23, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 156.

Among the numerous descriptions of the abodes in the Muniloka planetary system, Tapoloka's position is described by Srila Prabhupada in the following excerpt from the BTG article, "Ascendance to the Personal World of Krsna":

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 23, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"When a pure Vaishnava speaks, he speaks perfectly. How is this? His speech is managed by Krishna Himself from within the heart.

(Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya lila 8.200)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 370

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 23, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book V - Canto XVIII. - Rávan

While from his shelter in the boughs
The Vánar looked on Ráma's spouse
He heard the gathered giants raise
The solemn hymn of prayer and praise.—
Priests skilled in rite and ritual, who
The Vedas and their branches knew.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jul 23,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

July 23, 1973, London
Bhagavad-gita 1.30
"There are so many Krsna's servants. They are so happy. Why shall I remain the servant of the maya?"

July 23, 1973, London
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.6
"So somebody is trying to be happy bodily. That is also atma. But that is very temporary. And somebody is wanting the peace and prosperity or tranquillity of the mind. That is also atmarama. Atmarama means everyone is wanting to remain happy and peaceful in his atma."

July 23, 1973, London
Room Conversation with Lord Brockway
"One who is learned, he does not make any distinction between a tree or a man or animal or a brahmana or a candala because he sees that within the body there is the soul, and the soul is spirit, part and parcel of God. That is his vision."

July 23, 1976, London
Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 20.113
"… and the moon planet there is no living entity. They are doubting also in the Mars planet. But we get information from the sastra that every planet is full of living entities. Every planet."


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

The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma: Tapoloka

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 22, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 155.

The next list in Jaiva Dharma's 'Glossary of Places' is Tapoloka:

"Tapoloka - a planet situated above Janaloka. Topmost sages like the four Kumaras reside on this planet which is obtained by naisthika- brahmacaris."

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 22, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"We have the greatest sale of our edition, this Bhagavad Gita. Just three months before I got report.In London, in two months, we sold thirty thousand copies. And the trades manager of MacMillan company, he has sent me letter that while the other editions, they're diminishing, this edition is increasing by sale. Why? Because it is preached as it is, without any wrong interpretation. People are appreciating. This is a fact."

(Lecture - Mumbai, March 24, 1974)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 369

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 22, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book V - Canto XVII. - Sítá's Guard

His pitying eyes with tears bedewed,
The weeping queen again he viewed,
And saw around the prisoner stand
Her demon guard, a fearful band.
Some earless, some with ears that hung
Low as their feet and loosely swung:

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The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma: Syamakund

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 21, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 154.

There are countless glorifications of both Syama-kunda and Radha-kunda in Vaisnava sastra, but few that focus on Syama-kunda alone. One of these is the nectarian 'Sri Krsna-kundastaka: Eight Prayers Glorifying Syama-kunda', from the Sri Stavamrta Lahari of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti. Before diving into that ocean of pearls, here are some other glorifications of Syama-kunda.

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 368

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 21, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book V - Canto XVI. - Hanumán's Lament

Then, all his thoughts on Sítá bent,
The Vánar chieftain made lament:
"The queen to Ráma's soul endeared,
By Lakshmaṇ's pious heart revered,
Lies here,—for none may strive with Fate,
A captive, sad and desolate.

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Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Sudarsana-Sata-Nama Stotra
Deconstructing the Lilamrta,
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Tomatoes from Heaven
An Appeal to Jayadvaita Swami
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Why Milk is Not a High Cost
Rtvik Affairs, Part 17
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
What's the Matter?
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Classifieds
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Careless Love
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Rtvik Affairs, Part 16
Deconstructing Lilamrta
ISKCON New York Incorporation
The Ramayan of Valmiki
3 Months of Attentive Hearing
Saturday Laffs
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Parishads
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Rtvik Affairs, Part 15
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!

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