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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

Shyamasundar

Guru-parampara:
The List of 32, Pt. 24

BY: ROCANA DASA

Sep 25, CANADA (SUN) — Biographies of the Sampradaya Acaryas

Vidyanidhi (Vidyadhiraja Tirtha):

The next Sampradaya Acarya in the line for whom Jaya Tirtha Charan dasa provides a biographical sketch is Vidyanidhi, who is 13th on the List of 32. However, the author comments in some detail on the anomalies surrounding the order of disciplic succession at this point, and particularly with respect to Jnanasindhu and Dayanidhi. Relevant quotes on that material are included above in our comparisons of the various early iterations of the guru-parampara list.

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Bhagavad Arka
Marichi Mala

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 25, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Bhagavad Arka Marichi Mala by HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur.

Bhagavad Arka Marichi Mala

O my Lord, Shri Krishna, son of Vasudeva, O all-pervading Personality of Godhead, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I meditate upon Lord Shri Krishna because He is the Absolute Truth and the primeval cause of all causes of the creation, sustenance and destruction of the manifested universes.

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Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Appearance Day Celebration at His Bhajan Kutir

BY: SUBROTO DAS

Sep 25, NADIA DISTRICT (SUN) — Please enjoy the following pictures from Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Appearance Day celebrations at his Bhajan Kutir at Goudrumdwip, Swarupgunj, Nadia.

Sri Saraswat Gaudiya Vaishnava Sangha, an assemblage of 55 Gaudiya Mutts celebrated the 181st Appearance Day of Srila Sacchidanand Bhaktivinod Thakur, a prominent Acharya of the Gaudiya Vaishnava society, at Surabhi Kunja, Swarupgunj, Nadia district on Saturday 22nd September from 9 am onwards with zeal and fervour. Thousands of devotees of Indian and foreign origin of various Gaudiya Mutts and International Society for Krishna Consciousness attended the festivities.

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Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya Publications

BY: BRAJSUNDER DAS

Sep 25, VRINDAVAN DHAM (SUN) — Bhadra Paurnima release.

On behalf of ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya, it is our huge pleasure to announce the launch of our Publications section.

'ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya Publications' will publish various books from the writings of previous acharyas and especially Books of His Holiness Radha Govinda Goswami Maharaja. We seek blessings from all the Vaishnavas for our added initiative. IBM publications already have a few books published in Hindi and English language.

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Guru-parampara:
The List of 32, Pt. 23

BY: ROCANA DASA

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — Biographies of the Sampradaya Acaryas

Jaya Tirtha:

The biographical pastimes of Jaya Tirtha, 10th on the guru-parampara list, are presented in Jaya Tirtha Charan's paper and are quite remarkable. The stories of Jaya Tirth's transcendental life were recorded by Srila Vyasatirtha, who is 18th on the List of 32. Jaya Tirtha Charan mentions that some do not accept this story.

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Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava

BY: JAYA VIJAYA DAS

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava is observed on September 24th. On this day, Lord Caitanya's older brother, Visvarupa, took sannyasa, and on the same date 450 years later, Srila Prabhupada also accepted the renounced order of life.

There are different opinions regarding Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava. It's the day when Sri Visvarupa (elder brother of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu) accepted sannyasa at the age of 16 from Sripada Krsna Bharati in Kasi (Varanasi) in 1491 and accepted the name Sri Sankararanya (Sri Sri Gaudiya Vaisnava Abhidana & Acarya Folio), OR, it's the day he departed from this world in Pandharpur on the banks of the Bhima River by entering the Deity of Sri Viththalanatha (CB 7.73 – commentary by Bhaktisiddanta Maharaja) in the year 1509/1510 (there are two opinions: either 1431 Sakabda Era-A.D. 1509, or, 1432 Sakabda-A.D. 1510), OR, both pastimes occurred on the same day, different years. Afterwards, while Mahaprabhu was traveling in South India in 1511, He heard from Sri Ranga-puri about Sri Visvarupa's disappearance.

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The Narada-bhakti-sutra, Part 18

BY: SUN EDITORS

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — The last in a serial presentation of Chapter Three of Sri Narada Bhakti Sutra.

50

sa tarati sa tarati lokams tarayati

TRANSLATION

Such a person, indeed, is delivered, and he also delivers the rest of the world.

PURPORT

Narada repeats "He crosses maya" so that there will be no doubt. The skeptic questions, "Has anyone really crossed over maya?" Don't doubt, Narada says: The pure devotee crosses maya, and he can deliver you, too.

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Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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Guru-parampara:
The List of 32, Pt. 22

BY: ROCANA DASA

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — Biographies of the Sampradaya Acaryas

Aksobhya:

Aksobhya Tirtha, who is 9th on the List of 32, gives us our first opportunity in this comparative survey of Sampradaya Acaryas to consider members of the elite disciplic succession from the standpoint of bhasya.

When using the term 'Sampradaya Acarya' to describe Srila Prabhupada, one of the most commonly heard objections is that this term only refers to the founders of the four main sampradayas, all of whom are distinguished by the fact that they established bhasya for the sampradaya.

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Associates of Sri Caitanya

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — From 'Krsna-kathamrta'by HDG Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur

APPEARANCE OF THE DIVINE

The appearance of Godhead in this world implies the co-appearance of all His Divine paraphernalia. Godhead must not be conceived as in any way separable from His entourage. Godhead shorn of any of His paraphernalia is a delusion. In the same way the appearance of divine paraphernalia involves the appearance of the divinity. The two are distinct yet inseparable forms of the one Supreme.

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NBS#95: Sri Narayana-kavaca

BY: NITYAM BHAGAVATA-SEVAYA

Sep 21, MUMBAI, INDIA (SUN) —

"One who employs Sri Narayana-kavaca or hears about it with faith and veneration when afraid because of any condition in the material world, is immediately freed from all dangers and is worshiped by all living entities."

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Three Cities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, Pt. 3

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 25, CANADA (SUN) — A three-part summary of cities corresponding to the three gunas.

Lanka

The City of lanka was planned and fashioned by Vishwakarma, the divine architect, and among all his creations this city was the most inspired. In Valmiki's words, Lanka was richer, lovelier and grander than even Ayodhya. But it was also less noble, less righteous, and less spiritual; in fact, the city was tamasic.

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Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 107

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 25, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.

SIXTH ADHYÂYA. FIRST BRÂHMANA – Part One

2:6:1:1 - 1. Verily, by means of the Great Oblation the gods slew Vritra, and gained that supreme authority which they now wield. And by means of the sacrifice to the fathers they then recalled to life those of them that had been slain in this battle; and they, indeed, were the fathers: hence the name Pitriyagña 1 (sacrifice to the Manes).

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Sep 25,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.



September 25, 1968, Seattle
Lecture on Teachings of Lord Caitanya
"… we have the opportunity to publish the Bhagavad-gita as it is. We have entrusted the matter to Messrs. Macmillan Company. They are going to publish the book next month. So try to understand Bhagavad-gita as it is without any interpretation."

September 25, 1972, Los Angeles
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.20
"You have got taste for painting. You are nice painter. Just paint Radha-Krsna. You see how nice it is." So painting is not to be stopped. It is simply diverted for Krsna. That is Krsna consciousness movement."

September 25, 1973, Bombay
Bhagavad-gita 13.1-2
"Therefore, according to Vedic civilization, this is a civilization of the cows and the asses."

September 25, 1973, Bombay
Lecture
"Because even if you make nice material arrangement, you cannot enjoy it. At any time you shall be kicked out. Where is your perfection?"

September 25, 1976, Vrndavana
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.28-29
"This body is very beautiful, very useful. Why? Because the spiritual energy, the soul, is there. Otherwise, it has no value."


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

Three Cities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, Pt. 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — A three-part summary of cities corresponding to the three gunas.

Kishkindha

The Sage Valmiki devotes less space to describing the ancient city of Kishkindha, compared to Ayodhya, or Lanka, but still he offers us a detailed survey of the place. This capital city was situated amidst tall peaks, and guarded by huge vanaras (monkey warriors). Built on hills and slopes, the whole city appeared to be intertwined with adjoining forests and groves.

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Disappearance of Srila Haridasa Thakura

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — The departure of Nama Acarya, Srila Haridas Thakur is observed on September 23rd

Hari Das Thakur is a combined incarnation of Brahma Mahatapa, the son of Richika Muni and Prahlad. The respected Murari Gupta has written in his Chaitanya Charitamrita that this muni's son picked a tulasi leaf and offered it to Krishna without having washed it first. His father then cursed him to become a mleccha in his next life. He was thus born as Hari Das, a great devotee.
(Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika 93-95)

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Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 106

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 23, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.

FIFTH ADHYÂYA. FOURTH BRÂHMANA

2:5:4:1 - 1. Verily, by means of the Great Oblation the gods slew Vritra [3]; by means of it they gained that supreme authority which they now wield; and so does he (the Sacrificer) thereby now slay his wicked, spiteful enemy, and gain the victory: this is why he performs this sacrifice.

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Three Cities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — A three-part summary of cities corresponding to the three gunas.

The cities of Ayodhya, Kishkinda and Lanka, respectively, are respected as sattva, rajas and tamas cities. In Srimad Ramayana, the Sage Valmiki gives an elaborate description of these three cities. He has also described the types of people living there, including their rulers.

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The Appearance of HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur

BY: SUN EDITORS

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — The Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur is observed on September 22nd.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur appeared in 1838 in an aristocratic family of Calcutta. Named Kedarnath, his youth was spent absorbed in studies. A prolific reader and writer, he authored many articles and poems in English. He entered the Hindu School as a student in the class in 1856 at the University of Calcutta, where he studied the philosophical works of Kant, Goethe, Hizel, Swedenburg, Schopenhuer, Hume, Voltaire and others.

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Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 105

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.

FIFTH ADHYÂYA. THIRD BRÂHMANA - C. THE SÂKAMEDHA OFFERINGS – Part Two

2:5:3:11 - 11. Then there is this other. The same altar covered (with sacrificial grass) which has served for the Maruts, the Scorchers, is (used now). Near this covered altar they lay down the enclosing-sticks and pieces of firewood; and having had (the cows) milked in the same way (as before) he cooks the rice-pap. The butter he puts on so as to be no mere accessory [4]

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The Narada-bhakti-sutra, Part 17

BY: SUN EDITORS

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — Serial presentation of Chapter Three of Sri Narada Bhakti Sutra.

49

yo vedan api sanyasyati kevalam avicchinnanuragam labhate

TRANSLATION

That person who renounces even the Vedas obtains exclusive and uninterrupted attraction for God.

PURPORT

By "renouncing the Vedas" Narada means renouncing the fruitive sacrifices recommended in the Vedas' karma-kandiya portions, which are for those pursuing fruitive results. Lord Krsna advises Arjuna, "The Vedas deal mainly with the subject of the three modes of material nature. O Arjuna, become transcendental to these three modes...

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Cities of Sattva, Rajas & Tamas
Bhagavad Arka Marichi Mala
Guru-parampara: List of 32
Satapatha-Brahmana, 107
Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya
Srila Bhaktivinoda's Appearance
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Cities of Sattva, Rajas & Tamas
Disappearance of Haridasa
Narada-bhakti-sutra, Pt. 18
Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava
Guru-parampara: List of 32
Satapatha-Brahmana, 106
Weekend Laffs
Cities of Sattva, Rajas & Tamas
NBS#95: Sri Narayana-kavaca
Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda
Narada-bhakti-sutra, Pt. 17
Associates of Sri Caitanya
Guru-parampara: List of 32
Satapatha-Brahmana, 105
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Science of Kingship, Pt. 44
Appearance of Jiva Goswami
Narada-bhakti-sutra, Pt. 16
Appearance of Sri Vamanadev
Transcendental Arts of Radha
Guru-parampara: List of 32
Satapatha-Brahmana, 104
Science of Kingship, Pt. 43
Parsva Ekadasi
Narada-bhakti-sutra, Pt. 15
Transcendental Arts of Radha
Guru-parampara: List of 32
Satapatha-Brahmana, 103
Science of Kingship, Pt. 42
Narada-bhakti-sutra, Pt. 14
Bhagavan Lord Buddha
Transcendental Arts of Radha
Guru-parampara: List of 32
Satapatha-Brahmana, 102
Weekend Laffs

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