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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

Krsna and Balaram see Bathing Ascetics
on Their Way to Mathura
Bhagavat Purana, c. 1725

The Greater Krishna Consciousness Movement, Part 2

BY: NITAYA KRSNA DASA

Jan 15, INDIA (SUN) — The Circular Firing Squad

Schism, Factions and Sectarianism

Initiation in Vaishnavism means, among other things, that one agrees to follow the direction of their spiritual master for the rest of their life. It is by this submission to a pure personality that sincere initiates are delivered from the burden of the past karma of many lifetimes, both sinful and otherwise. Genuine deliverance is, however, dependent on the guru being genuine and the disciple being sincere. Initiated people are commonly called disciples and receive a spiritual Sanskrit name when they take their initiation vows. Uninitiated devotees are called bhakta John or bhaktin Mary, etc.

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The Hare Krishna Maha-mantra: The King of All Mantras

BY: YADAVENDRA DAS

Jan 15, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA (SUN) — When we wake up at one or two a.m. in the morning, we don't take sleeping drugs to induce further sleep. I know some people chose to participate in radio talk back shows. We instead chant:

    HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
    KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
    HARE RAMA HARE RAMA
    RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

Early rise is excellent for spiritual life and very much conducive to spiritual advancement of life. Later in the day if required, we may of course, catch up on some sleep. This human form of life is meant for spiritual advancement only. If we miss this golden opportunity, we may, in our next life, regress to a less advanced form of life, such as an animal form.

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Explaining the Unlimited to the Limited

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Jan 15, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) — We do not know exactly what Krishna's plan is, or whose will He will work through, being that He is situated in the hearts of all living beings, each an individual whole in their own right. That gives Krishna an unlimited resource.

Earth, water, air, fire, ether, mind, intelligence, these are all Krishna's energies, and the unlimited spiritual energies sat, cit, ananda, and, of course, the jivas. Billions of universes emanate from Maha Visnu, Who stretches His form unlimitedly throughout. Although with our tiny capacity we may attempt to put everything in order and pigeon hole everything, Krishna is Unlimited, so what can we know?

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Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Hobbes, Part 3

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy.

IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Syamasundara dasa: Hobbes is called a utilitarian because he accepts a thing only if it's pragmatic or useful.

Srila Prabhupada: That is relative. A child is satisfied if you give him five rupees, but if you give his father five rupees, the man will think, "What is the use of this?" So the utility of five rupees is relative. Hobbes's conception of utility is not the same as Krsna's conception.

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Book Changes - Caitanya Mahaprabhu on Book Changes

BY: AJIT KRISHNA DASA

Jan 15, DENMARK (SUN) —

A serial video presentation of articles on the unauthorized changes to Srila Prabhupada’s books.

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Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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Problems with
Modern Science

BY: SITALATMA DAS

Jan 13, USA (SUN) — This is not about questions that modern science can't answer but rather about fundamental errors that render its entire body nearly useless for understanding the true nature of the universe.

In one of his recent articles, Mayesvara Prabhu gave excellent reasons why study of the universe is very important but, perhaps, we should also keep in mind that sages of Naimiṣāraṇya interrupted Sūta Gosvāmī's speech on the subject and asked him to talk about Vidura and Maitreya instead because they were more interested in transcendental subjects. This episode is right at the end of the Second Canto. It's perfectly understandable if topics discussed here are not to everyone's taste.

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Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Hobbes, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 13, CANADA (SUN) — Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy.

IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Hayagriva dasa: Hobbes would say that since warfare is perpetual, and the struggle for existence goes on and on, the Leviathan is necessary. It is the fear of death that drives men together into a social contract, and it is the Leviathan who places everything under a common power and authority. This Leviathan is like God's representative or lieutenant, who has sovereignty under God.

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Alien Identities in the Vedic Scriptures

BY: RADHA MOHAN DAS

Jan 13, WATFORD, ENGLAND (SUN) — The purpose of the presentation is to ultimately explore the Srimad Bhagavatam's paradigm of a universe teeming with life, as well as discuss works such as the Vaimanika Sastra and the Samaranga Sutradhara.

Within Alien Identities, I draw parallels between modern UFO related phenomena and the ancient world, presenting the astronomical and anthropological aspects of scriptures in the Vedic tradition, in an accessible way that can be appreciated by devotees and also enthusiasts on the related subjects.

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Book Changes - Jayadvaita Swami Admits There is No Authorization

BY: AJIT KRISHNA DASA

Jan 13, DENMARK (SUN) —

A serial video presentation of articles on the unauthorized changes to Srila Prabhupada’s books.

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Servant of the Servant

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Jan 13, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) —

inside and outside, near but so far
within you and without you and universally bizarre
highest and lowest manifested to all
a friend a foe neutral, always on call
faster than the mind but caught by any speed
surrendered with love and a heart that bleeds
downside and upside never ever compromised
loved all along and in love chastised
wisdom once hidden but brought to the fool
absolute mercy from one thought cruel
hottest and the coldest a temperate mood
reciprocated by one who has accrued
a selfless mind a service supreme

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BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 13, CANADA (SUN) — New items in the Sun's Classified ads section.

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We Are Not the Doers
Nor the Controllers

BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS

Jan 10, FRANCE (SUN) — On the New Year day, like every year, we could see on Dandavats.com some articles about the New Year resolutions which we should take and, of course, we all know that to go from one year to another one gives special spiritual strength and mercy... it may be written somewhere in Sastras... And it looks like some still have the feeling that they are the controller of their own will, determination, enthusiasm etc.....

In another article, some time before, there was Romapada Swami's answer to a devotee's question: "How can we understand that we are not the doer?" Maharaja gave a bona fide answer, but a little complicated. Personally, I would have answered:

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Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Hobbes

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 10, CANADA (SUN) — Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy.

IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Syamasundara dasa: It is Hobbes who declared, "Whatever exists is matter, and whatever changes is motion." For him, mental or spiritual entities are not realities in their own right, but are merely by-products of matter. Spirit and mind perish when the material basis is destroyed.

Srila Prabhupada: Spirit is not a combination of material conditions. If so, why not combine matter in such a way as to produce living spirit, living forms?

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Sri Krsna Pusya Abhiseka

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 10, CANADA (SUN) — On the purnima of the month of pausa (Narayana - December - January), (Srimad Bhagavatam, 2:10:4, 'poSaNaM tad-anugrahaH."), the last day of the astrological month (Pushyami nakshatra), one should bath the Deity in five seers (or pounds - 2.5 kg approx') of ghee. Tomorrow, January 11th, marks the date of this transcendental event.

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Book Changes - "Secret Wisdom" Deleted From Bhagavad-gita (Bg 9.1)

BY: AJIT KRISHNA DASA

Jan 10, DENMARK (SUN) —

A serial video presentation of articles on the unauthorized changes to Srila Prabhupada’s books.

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The Astras, Part 3 - Pashupati-astra

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — A survey of transcendental weaponry.

Arjuna’s pastimes with the famed Pashupati-astra of Lord Shiva are described at several places in the Mahabharata. In the Drona Parva there is a description of Arjuna’s vow to kill Jayadratha, and Drona’s vow to save him. Lord Krsna suggested that Arjuna fortify himself by seeking a boon from Shiva, thus Arjuna performed tapas to obtain the use of Pashupati-astra.

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Today's Prabhupada Quote

BY: DASANUDASA DASA

Jan 15, INDIA (SUN) —

"We are trying to go to the moon, but it is not practical by mechanical means. Whether we are American, Indian, Chinese or Russian, we have been given this planet to live on. We cannot leave – although there are millions and billions of planets and although we have machines by which we can – because we are conditioned by the laws of nature, God's laws."

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Parishads: Ramacandra Kaviraja and Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Sri Ramacandra Kaviraja and the Appearance day of Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami are observed on January 16th.

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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Sri Bhakti Ratnakara,
Part 83

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 15, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Sri Bhakti Ratnakara by Srila Narahari Cakravarti Thakur.

Chapter Seven - Srinivasa visits the king's palace

Arrangements were made for Narottama and Syamananda to live in a solitary place. When the wise men of Kheturi heard about the theft of the books they became very sorry.126

After bidding farewell to his two close friends Srinivasa felt morose.127

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jan 15,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit Vanipedia.org for audio files and transcripts.

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 Astras, Part 2 - Pashupati-astra

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 13, CANADA (SUN) — A survey of transcendental weaponry.

One of the most destructive of all astras is the Pashupati-astra, presided over by Rudra (Lord Shiva). This highly feared weapon belongs primarily to Durga, the destructive manifestation of Parvati Devi. It is the most destructive weapon in Shiva's arsenal. Lord Shiva is also known as Pashupatinath, and one of the most important of all Shiva temples, located in Kathmandu, is dedicated to Lord Pashupatinath.

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Today's Prabhupada Quote

BY: DASANUDASA DASA

Jan 13, INDIA (SUN) —

"Blind man is leading other blind men. Therefore there is no solution. Why the world is in chaos? Because the leaders are all sinful."

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Sri Bhakti Ratnakara,
Part 82

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 13, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Sri Bhakti Ratnakara by Srila Narahari Cakravarti Thakur.

Chapter Seven - Srinivasa visits the king's palace

Arrangements were made for Narottama and Syamananda to live in a solitary place. When the wise men of Kheturi heard about the theft of the books they became very sorry.126

After bidding farewell to his two close friends Srinivasa felt morose.127

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The Astras

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 10, CANADA (SUN) — A survey of transcendental weaponry.

According to the Vedas, there are more than 3,300 unique weapons possessed by various incarnations of the Lord and the demigods. Each of these transcendental weapons is presided over by a particular deity, and sastra describes many pastimes in which the weapons are bestowed by the controlling deity for someone's use in battle. For example, Lord Shiva gave Arjuna use of his Pashupati-astra, after Arjuna performed tapas in order to get the boon.

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Today's Prabhupada Quote

BY: DASANUDASA DASA

Jan 10, INDIA (SUN) —

"Farm, farm, farm, farm..." That is not my program – Krsna's program." (Srila Prabhupada Conversation, May 27, 1977, Vrndavana)

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Vrindavan: Australia Woman Associated with ISKCON Dies in Road Accident

BY: STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Jan 10, MATHURA, UTTAR PRADESH (IE) — A 55-year-old Australian woman associated with ISKCON died after her scooter was hit by a tractor in Vrindavan here, police said on Tuesday. Tiudt Sharne Ann, who had arrived here on a 5 year tourist visa in 2015, was a devotee of Lord Krishna and used to look after stray cows in the town, police said.

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Sri Bhakti Ratnakara,
Part 81

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 10, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Sri Bhakti Ratnakara by Srila Narahari Cakravarti Thakur.

Chapter Seven - The lamentation of Srinivasa

After the robbers had carried away the books Srinivasa's sleep was suddenly broken.108

At dawn Srinivasa and the othrs searched here and there for the books.109

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NBS#53: Sense Enjoyment and Krishna Consciousness

BY: NITYAM BHAGAVATA-SEVAYA

Jan 10, MUMBAI, INDIA (SUN) —

This issue contains a great lesson concerning the monarchical kingdom in the days of yore. When King Barhisat was considering retiring from the royal duties, he sent his sons to perform austerities in order to become perfect kings for the welfare of the citizens. At the same time, King Barhisat was being instructed by the great sage Narada about the material world and the living entity who wants to enjoy it.

Features:

1) Narada Muni Instructs Prachinbarhi - Sri Maitreya Ṛṣi
2) Lakes And Gardens Within The Body - His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
3) Does One Need To Check One's Material Propensity? - Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
4) Two Types Of Devotees Attached To Sense Enjoyment - Srila BhaktivinodaThakura

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The Astras - Pashupati-astra
Parishads
Mahaprabhu on Book Changes
Dialectical Spiritualism: Hobbes
Explaining the Unlimited
Hare Krishna Maha-mantra
Krishna Consciousness Movement
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 83
Today's Prabhupada Quote
Weekend Laffs
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
The Astras - Pashupati-astra
Jayadvaita, No Authorization
Servant of the Servant
Dialectical Spiritualism: Hobbes
Problems with Modern Science
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 82
Today's Prabhupada Quote
Alien Identities
Classifieds
The Astras
NBS#53: Sense Enjoyment
"Secret Wisdom" Deleted
Dialectical Spiritualism: Hobbes
Sri Krsna Pusya Abhiseka
We Are Not the Doers
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 81
Today's Prabhupada Quote
Australia Devotee Dies
Indian Miniature Painting, Pt. 9
Not "Closer to Prabhupada"
Dialectical Spiritualism: Bacon
A Question for The GBC
Cultural Marxism Explained
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 80
Weekend Laffs
Indian Miniature Painting, Pt. 8
Putrada Ekadasi
Leaked E-mails on Book Changes
Baladeva Vidyabhusana Project
D. Spiritualism: Machiavelli
Vijnana as a Goal
Mistake in Mayesa's Calculation
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 79
Today's Prabhupada Quote
14th Festival of Vrinda Kunda
Classifieds

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