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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 Subdues Kaliya
Kalighat, Calcutta, 19th c.

Dialectical Spiritualism: Rene Descartes

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.

V – RATIONALISM
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

Hayagriva dasa: In Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes writes: "The power of forming a good judgement and of distinguishing the true from the false, which is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men.... God has given to each of us some light with which to distinguish truth from error." Is he speaking of the Supersoul, or another form of intellection?

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Book Changes - Changes to Transcriptions of Lectures

BY: AJIT KRISHNA DASA

Jan 17, DENMARK (SUN) —

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

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Today's Prabhupada Quote

BY: DASANUDASA DASA

Jan 17, INDIA (SUN) —

"Either you fill up with transcendental message, or you fill up with rubbish nonsense. Two ways. So if you take care that your earholes are always filled up with the transcendental message of Krishna, so there is no scope for rubbish things to enter into it. So therefore our attempt should be twenty-four hours hearing."

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Sri Bhakti Ratnakara,
Part 84

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 17, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Sri Bhakti Ratnakara by Srila Narahari Cakravarti Thakur.

Chapter Seven

Hearing the sweet words of Srinivasa the king fell at his feet and in remorse, he burst into tears and sobbed, "I am the king of the robbers and I have committed numerous misdeeds."181-182

"O my master, I got the news through a messenger that you were travelling through the forest."183

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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.

FULL STORY

BY: SUN STAFF

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

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The Mirror of
Lord Jagannath

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 17, CANADA (SUN) — Lord Jagannath's daily bathing ritual at Puri Dhama temple, from an article by Mahimohan Tripathy.

Among the articles required for the daily rituals worship in the Sri Jagannath Tmple at Puri are three mirrors. The mirrors are made of brass, having no part of glass, and each is about two and half feet high. The mirrors are disc shaped and mounted on a stand. Both surfaces of the disc are well polished.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA

Jan 17, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"In my childhood, when I was three, four years old, I was saved. My all cloth burned, and there is a scar. You have seen. I would have died that day, but fortunately I was saved."

(Lecture, Oct 10, 1974, Mayapur)

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Parishads: Sri Jayadeva Gosvami

BY: SUN STAFF

Jan 17, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Sri Jayadeva Gosvami is observed on this day.

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 hailed 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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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jan 17,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit Vanipedia.org for audio files and transcripts.

January 17, 1974, Hawaii
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.25
"Just like this platform, it has got four legs. Animal stands on four legs. Anything, it requires four pillars. So to remain steadily on the platform of dharma, these four legs required: dharma, artha, kama..."

January 17, 1975, Bombay
Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.42
"Everything is there in the earth. Everything is there, and by the expert handling of the prakrti and behind the prakrti, Krsna, varieties of things are coming. This is Krsna consciousness, how things are coming by the handling, expert handling of Krsna."


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

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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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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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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Mirror of Lord Jagannath
Parishads
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 84
Changes to Transcriptions
Dialectical Spiritualism: Descartes
Today's Prabhupada Quote
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
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
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

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