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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

Jit Dekho Tit Syamayi Hai

Padyavali of
Srila Govinda das

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the 95 songs from 'Padyavali'.

"Ciranjiva and Sulocana were both residents of Srikhanda, where their descendants are still living. Of Ciranjiva's two sons, the elder, Ramacandra Kaviraja, was a disciple of Srinivasacarya and an intimate associate of Narottama dasa Thakura. The younger son was Govinda dasa Kaviraja, the famous Vaisnava poet. Ciranjiva's wife was Sunanda, and his father-in-law was Damodara Sena Kaviraja. Ciranjiva previously lived on the bank of the Ganges River in the village of Kumaranagara. The Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika, verse 207, states that he was formerly Candrika in Vrndavana."

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The Lost Vedic
River Sarasvati, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — The first in a collection of summarized writings on the sacred River Sarasvati.

Indologists C.F. Oldham (1893) and A. Stein ( 1942) had no hesitation in identifying the Ghaggar-Hakra combine with the Rigvedic Sarasvati River. In fact , Stein's 1942 paper bears the caption, A Survey of Ancient Sites along the "Lost" Saraswati River:

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Lord Caitanya: The Golden Avatara

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Back To Godhead, Vol. 01, No. 39, January 1, 1971

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the golden avatara, appeared in India nearly 500 years ago. It is the custom in India that when a child is born, an astrologer is called for. When Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared 5,000 years ago, Gargamuni was called by His father, and he said, "This child formerly incarnated in five complexions, such as red and golden, and now He has appeared in blackish color." Krsna's color is described in the scriptures as blackish, just like a cloud. Lord Caitanya is understood to be Krsna appearing in golden complexion.

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In Search of the
Ultimate Goal of Life,
#37

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of "In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life: Ramananda Samvada" by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

Not a Vaisnava - Not a Guru

According to Hari-bhakti-vilasa, a pure devotee of Godhead is never a sudra. On the other hand, one who is not engaged in the service of the Personality of Godhead is definitely a sudra, even though such a person may be born in the family of any varna other than sudra. A brahmana of the standard of varnasrama-dharma, although expert in all the details of the six specific functions of the scriptures, cannot be accepted as a spiritual master if he is not a Vaisnava. But if an untouchable candala (dog-eater) becomes a Vaisnava, he can be accepted as a spiritual master. A pure devotee of Godhead, although born in the family of a sudra, can be the spiritual master of all the other three varnas.

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The Lost Vedic
River Sarasvati

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — The first in a collection of summarized writings on the sacred River Sarasvati.

In this series, we will present a variety of writings by Indologists and others on the lost River Saraswati of pre-historic India, beginning with the author, B.B. Lal's article, 'Sarasvati - The Mother of Indian Civilization': "Just as a mother gives birth to a child and nourishes it till it comes of age, so did the Sarasvat give birth to this Indian Civilization and nourish it. Unfortunately, however, in the latter case, the mother disappeared not long after raising the child up to its adulthood, leaving some non-believers to doubt even her identity. What an irony!

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Transcendental Flowers, Part 8

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — Transcendental flowers glorified throughout Vedic literature.

Padma Vesha of Lord Jagannath

The perfection of transcendental embodiment in a flower is most surely the Lotus. Employed in every conceivable facet of spiritual life, the glories of the Lotus are divinely demonstrated in the Padma Vesha ritual of Lord Jagannath at Puri Dham. This Lotus ornamentation of the Lord's is described by Pitambara Pradhani, who explains the iconography of the opulent, lotus-drenched costumery of Lord Jagannath known as Padma Vesha.

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Sri Kalki Avatara

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — From "Dasavatara - The Ten Manifestations of God" by Swami B.B. Tirtha.

Among the Dasavatara, Sri Buddha is the ninth avatara. Additionally, Sri Buddha is the twenty-fourth lila-avatara.

The last avatara among the Dasavatara is Lord Sri Kalki. It is also written that the twenty-fifth and final lila-avatara is Lord Kalki. Generally, these twenty-five avataras appear in every kalpa. That is why they are also known as kalpa-avataras. In his Dasavatara-stotra, Srila Jayadeva Gosvami prays to Lord Kalki in this way:

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In Search of the
Ultimate Goal of Life,
#36

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of "In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life: Ramananda Samvada" by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

Siksa and Diksa

A spiritual master who gives instruction about the regulative principles of devotional service is called the siksa-guru or the instructing spiritual master. A person who is not engaged in the service of the Personality of Godhead and is addicted to ill habits cannot be a spiritual master. The instructing spiritual master is of two kinds. They are: (1) a self-realized soul constantly engaged in the service of the Personality of Godhead, and (2) a soul in pure consciousness who is constantly offering helpful directions favorable to the service of Godhead. Instruction in the service of the Lord is also of two kinds: (1) instruction on the object of service, and (2) instruction on the regulative principles of service.

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Entry of Only Hindus Inside the Jagannath Temple at Puri

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) — A paper by Prof. Himansu S. Patnaik for Orissa Review.

Puri for over two millennia has commanded the reverence of the Hindus as "The realm established by the God" and "The land that take away sin." Pertinent here is quote from Hunter, who says that Puri is the religion of pilgrimage beloved of Vishnu, known to every hamlet of India and to every civilized nation on earth, as the abode of Jagannath, the Lord of world….. This country is no fit subject for conquest, or for schemes of human ambitions. Exclaimed the victorious general of Akbar. It belongs to the God and from end to end is one region of pilgrimage. Hunter continues, this national reverence for holy places has been for ages concentrated on the city of Puri, sacred to Vishnu under this title of Jagannath….

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Transcendental Flowers, Part 7

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) — Transcendental flowers glorified throughout Vedic literature.

One of the divine flowers mentioned most often in sastra is the Madhavi-lata, a beautiful creeper bearing fragrant flowers. Madhavi-lata (Hiptage benghalensis) has a strong, fruity perfume, narrow leaves that slope downward, and blooms that range from pinkish to white to yellow. The edges of the flowers are fluffy and toothed, reminiscent of a parrot's head, and the climbing shrubs bear abundant clusters. Stories about the pastimes of Sri Sri Radha Krsna in Vrindavana are replete with mention of the Madhavi-lata creeper, which serves as forest arbor, garland and ornament.

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In Search of the
Ultimate Goal of Life,
#35

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of "In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life: Ramananda Samvada" by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

Who is an Acarya

Some foolish students have accepted the statements of Lord Caitanya conditionally. According to them, the spiritual master fully conversant with the science of Krsna, yet not born in a brahmana family, can be an instructing spiritual master, but not an initiating spiritual master. They do not know that there is hardly any difference between the two classes of spiritual masters. According to them, a caste initiator or caste goswami, by dint of his hereditary blood lineage, becomes the real spiritual master, while a person knowing all about Sri Krsna can only become an instructor.

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Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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Audarya Dhama: The Most Munificent Abode, Part 19

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — Compiled by Sriman Padmalochan dasa.

GODRUMA DVIPA

Siddhi-lalasa

1. When will I wander, weeping, under the shade of various trees and creepers on the banks of the Ganges in the land of Navadvipa crying, "O Radha! O Krsna!", forgetting all physical comforts?

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The Divine Love Trip, Part 19

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — Excerpts from "The Divine Love Trip".

CHAPTER 7 - Chanting

If There Ain't No Name,
There Ain't No Prem

Steeped in conditioned life since time immemorial, how can the taste for chanting the holy name of the Lord awaken? The modes of nature control the mind and thus we feel lethargy, guilt, and confusion. Māyā knows where to use her powers of distraction by strengthen- ing our attachments. Through constant hearing and chanting, however, we can defeat hopelessness. With faith in the words of the Lord and our spiritual master, and the determination to execute the yuga-dharma, we can safely pass through the infinite barrage of diversions so strategically arranged by the material energy.

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Sri Paramatma Sandarbha, Part 5

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

Anuccheda 6 - Text 1

That the many forms of the Supersoul are all one person only is also confirmed by the following example given in srimad- Bhagavatam (10.54.44):

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Sep 23
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.




September 23, 1974, Calcutta
Bhagavad-gita 4.10
"We have no connection with this material world. But somehow or other, we are attached to this material enjoyment and we have forgotten Krsna, we have forgotten our home, we have forgotten our real identity."


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

Audarya Dhama: The Most Munificent Abode, Part 18

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — Compiled by Sriman Padmalochan dasa.

GODRUMA DVIPA

Svananda Sukhada Kunja (Bhakti- vinode Thakur's Bhajana Kutir)

'My small cottage is shining beautifully within that most enchanting garden called Svananda Sukhada Kunja'. Living there, I will sing Lord Krsna's holy name and I will greedily hanker for that time when I will get the service of Him and His associates.
(Gita mala)

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The Divine Love Trip, Part 18

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — Excerpts from "The Divine Love Trip".

CHAPTER 7 - Chanting

Blessing of the Holy Name

When we are alone and despairing, with only our broken heart for an ally, the holy name of Kṛṣṇa will never abandon us. It is the nature of the material energy to strip us of everything we have, even our bodies in the end, so heartbreak is inevitable. But to seek shelter of the holy name throughout life is glorious because the holy name is glorious.

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Sri Paramatma Sandarbha, Part 4

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

Anuccheda 4 - Text 1

The third purusa-avatara is described in these words of srimad-Bhagavatam (2.2.8):

"Others conceive of the Personality of Godhead residing within the body in the region of the heart and measuring only eight inches, with four hands carrying a lotus, a wheel of a chariot, a conchshell, and a club respectively."

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Audarya Dhama: The Most Munificent Abode, Part 17

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) — Compiled by Sriman Padmalochan dasa.

GODRUMA DVIPA

With my head I bow down to Godruma.
With my voice I sing the glories of Godruma.
With my mind I remember Godruma.
For I do not know anything but Godruma.
(Navadvipa-Sataka 67)

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The Divine Love Trip, Part 17

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) — Excerpts from "The Divine Love Trip".

CHAPTER 6 - Spiritual Instructions

Worship Lord Caitanya in Your Home

It took me a while to understand this instruction from my initiation letter. For a long time I didn't have my own home, but lived in the women's saṅkīrtana ashram where I rarely even had my own room. How could I fulfill this order? I didn't serve my own deities, but became the main pūjārī dressing Śrī Śrī Rukmiṇī-Dvārakādhīśa in New Dwaraka for ten years. Though I didn't worship Lord Caitanya in my home, after dressing the deities I worshiped Him at the Los Angeles airport by distributing Śrīla Prabhupāda's books. Nevertheless, my spiritual master's sacred words remained in my mind and I wondered how they would manifest. Śrīla Prabhupāda gave me an order, and somehow I had to carry it out.

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Sri Paramatma Sandarbha, Part 3

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

Anuccheda 3 - Text 1

The second purusa-avatara is described in these words (srimad-Bhagavatam 3.8.22-30):

"At the end of Brahma's one hundred years, when his meditation was complete, he developed the required knowledge, and as a result he could see in his heart the Supreme within himself, whom he could not see before with the greatest endeavor.

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Sri Buddha Avatara

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) — From "Dasavatara - The Ten Manifestations of God" by Swami B.B. Tirtha.

Among the Dasavatara, Sri Buddha is the ninth avatara. Additionally, Sri Buddha is the twenty-fourth lila-avatara.

In order to condemn the practice of animal sacrifice, Supreme Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Buddha. Srila Jayadeva Gosvami prays to the Lord of the universe in his Dasavatara-stotra:

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Audarya Dhama, Pt. 19
In Search of the Ultimate Goal
Lost Vedic River Sarasvati, 2
Lord Caitanya: Golden Avatara
Padyavali of Srila Govinda das
Sad Sandarbhas
Divine Love Trip, Pt. 19
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Audarya Dhama, Pt. 18
In Search of the Ultimate Goal
Sri Kalki Avatara
Transcendental Flowers, 8
Lost Vedic River Sarasvati
Sad Sandarbhas
Divine Love Trip, Pt. 18
Audarya Dhama, Pt. 17
In Search of the Ultimate Goal
Transcendental Flowers, 7
Sri Buddha Avatara
On Hindus in Puri Temple
Sad Sandarbhas
Divine Love Trip, Pt. 17
Weekend Laffs
Audarya Dhama, Pt. 16
In Search of the Ultimate Goal
Transcendental Flowers, 6
Sri Baladeva Avatara
Sad Sandarbhas
Divine Love Trip, Pt. 16
Audarya Dhama, Pt. 15
In Search of the Ultimate Goal
Transcendental Flowers, 5
Sri Ramacandra Avatara
Sad Sandarbhas
Divine Love Trip, Pt. 15
Audarya Dhama, Pt. 14
In Search of the Ultimate Goal
Transcendental Flowers, 4
Sri Parasurama Avatara
Sad Sandarbhas
Divine Love Trip, Pt. 14
Weekend Laffs

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