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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

Lord Caitanya in Jagannatha Puri

What Will It Take to
Stop the Child Abuse
in Vrindavana?

BY: SANAKA RSI DASA

Sep 30, UK (SUN) — Hare Krsna Anuttama Prabhu,

It has been brought to my attention that children in the Vrindavana Gurukula continue to be sexually abused, and that the management of the school has not been reporting to the CPO. To date, in Vrindavana there is no Child Protection Team independent from the school.

Lila Govinda, the vice principal of the school who has been found guilty of beating the children on more than one occasion has not received any sanctions. For him it's business as usual.

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Ujjval Nilamani Kiran: Resplendent, Bright Blue Sapphire - Sri Krsna

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 30, CANADA (SUN) — "A Ray of Light from the Ujjval Nilamani" by Sri Viswanath Cakravarti Thakur.

Ujjval Nilamani is a composition by Sri Rupa Gosvami. Ujjval Nilamani Kiran is composed by Sri Viswanath Cakravarti Thakur.

Sri Sri Krsna Saranam - I take shelter of Sri Krsna

After having, completed the description of Sri Bhaktirasamrta Sindhu Bindu, a delineation of the topmost pinnacle of mellows (ujjval ras) is now being undertaken. In these loving mellows Sri Krsna plays the part of the hero, the crest jewel amongst all lovers.

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Sri Bhakti Ratnakara,
Part 30

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 30, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Sri Bhakti Ratnakara by Srila Narahari Cakravarti Thakur.

Chapter Three - The condition of Maharaja Pratapa Rudra due to Sri Gaura's disappearance

During the lifetime of Sri Krsna Caitanya, Pratapa Rudra Maharaja had entrusted his state to his son. The king absorbed himself in singing the glories of Mahaprabhu with Vasudeva Sarvabhauma and Ramananda. They were passing their days in extreme happiness until they suddenly felt the approach of a bad omen. At that very moment they received news of the disappearance of Mahaprabhu whereupon the king thrashed his body on the ground and beat his head with his hands. At last he fell on the ground unconscious. The condition of Raya Ramananda was just like king Pratapa Rudra's as he could not bear the passing of Mahaprabhu. Hearing that the king had also been deprived of seeing Mahaprabhu before his disappearance, Srinivasa began to lament his own similar misfortune. He decided that they were both unfortunate.213-221

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Lord Caitanya is Non-different from Lord Nrsimhadeva

BY: SUN STAFF


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Sep 28, CANADA (SUN) — There are several verses found in Sri Caitanya-caritamrta and Caitanya Bhagavata which establish that Lord Caitanya is non-different from the form of Lord Nrsimhadeva. In Caitanay Bhagavata, Madhya-khanda, chapter 2, 253-269 we find this glorious passage:

"Walking by the riverbank, He (Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu) saw a herd of cows. They were mooing and drinking water. With raised tails some ran in the four directions. Some fought. Some napped. Some drank water. Seeing them, the Lord began to roar. I am He! I am He!" The Lord shouted again and again. In this way He ran to Srivasa's house.

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Sri Bhakti Ratnakara,
Part 29

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 28, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Sri Bhakti Ratnakara by Srila Narahari Cakravarti Thakur.

Chapter Three - The condition of Maharaja Pratapa Rudra due to Sri Gaura's disappearance

During the lifetime of Sri Krsna Caitanya, Pratapa Rudra Maharaja had entrusted his state to his son. The king absorbed himself in singing the glories of Mahaprabhu with Vasudeva Sarvabhauma and Ramananda. They were passing their days in extreme happiness until they suddenly felt the approach of a bad omen. At that very moment they received news of the disappearance of Mahaprabhu whereupon the king thrashed his body on the ground and beat his head with his hands. At last he fell on the ground unconscious.

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Festival of India Exhibit, Sound Equipment, and Tents for Sale

BY: MADHUHA DASA

Sep 28, SANDY RIDGE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA (SUN) — Festival of India is upgrading, and replacing some of our older equipment and exhibits. Many of you saw the new Bhagavad-Gita Exhibit at a festival this year. We are offering the old Gita exhibit (prasadam exhibit) for sale, along with some other equipment we have. Everything listed below is used, but still in working condition.

We are trying to keep the Festival of India up to date with the best equipment, bright colored and new looking tents etc. That in mind, we're selling/or requesting donations for the older equipment we plan on not using any more.

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NBS#46: Vaisnavas : Equal or Superior to Brahmanas?

BY: NITYAM BHAGAVATA-SEVAYA

Sep 28, MUMBAI, INDIA (SUN) —

This issue covers Prithu Maharaja addressing his citizens and a special discussion on Vaisnavas, if they are equal or superior to Brahmanas. We pray that this issue brings some pleasure to the devotees of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

NBS#46: Features:

1)King Prithu Instructs His Citizens - Sriman Purnaprajna Das
2)Who Is A Vaisnava? - His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
3)Vaisnavas : Equal Or Superior To Brahmanas? - Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura
4) Why Have The Upper Class Brahmanas Not Taken Up Vaisnava-Dharma? - Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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Atonement vs. Chanting the Holy Name

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 26, CANADA (SUN) — "Here the Visnudutas say that the Vedic scriptures recommend various means of atonement, by which a person may be delivered from the reactions of his sinful activities. In Christianity there is also a means of atonement. If a Catholic commits a sin, for example, he is instructed to go to a priest and confess: "I have committed such-and-such sin." The priest is supposed to be an authorized representative of God, and so if he excuses the sinner, the sin becomes nullified.

However, such atonement cannot purify the sinful man as much as the purifying process of chanting the holy name of Lord Krsna. The man who confesses to having sinned leaves the church and often commits the same sin again. In other words, there is no question of becoming purified by this process of atonement.

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Prabhupada Nail in the Ritvik Coffin

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Sep 26, DENMARK (SUN) — Another nail in the ritvik coffin - ESSENTIAL FORMALITY

"We have got a disciplic succession - from Kṛṣṇa, Brahmā; from Brahmā, Nārada; from Nārada, Vyāsadeva; from Vyāsadeva, Madhvācārya; from Madhvācārya, so many disciplic succession. Later, five hundred years ago, Mādhavendra Purī, in the line of Madhvācārya. Then his disciple, Īśvara Purī; his disciple, Lord Caitanya. Lord Caitanya, we consider Him Kṛṣṇa Himself, but He also accepted a spiritual master, Īśvara Purī.

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Sri Bhakti Ratnakara,
Part 28

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 26, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of Sri Bhakti Ratnakara by Srila Narahari Cakravarti Thakur.

Chapter Three - Nama sankirtana of Srinivasa in Nilacala and the darshan of Jagannatha in a dream

In the dead of night he decided to rest at a place near the Singha-Dwara and absorbed himself in chanting the holy name. Tears streamed from his eyes and he lost his balance and fell on the ground. Due to the wish of Prabhu he slept and Lord Jagannatha with Balarama and Subhadra, appeared in a dream.92-95

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The Vedic Fathers of Geology, Part 15

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 30, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation on Vedic discoveries in Geology, from the book by Narayan Bhavanrao Pavgee.

Having said so much as regards the Azoic Period, we shall turn our attention to the Paleozoic Epoch, where the comparison becomes still more tempting, and yields results of great moment. The Azoic Epoch, as aforesaid, was a period void of life, as parts of the liquid and solid Earth were yet too hot to sustain vitality. But, as these gradually cooled down, the chaotic condition began to vanish, and life, after lapse of ages, made its appearance therein, in the form of herbs and weeds (Taitt. Up. II, 1), some three Epochs before the advent of Man, the crowning piece of creation. (R.V. X, 97.1, vide ante pp. 112, 113)

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Sat Kriya Sara Dipika, Part 6

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 30 CANADA (SUN) — By Shrila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. Printed by The Bhaktivedanta Academy, Mayapur (1995).

Introduction
by Shrila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami

(Following are five evidences to prove that the worship of demigods is no substitute for Vishnu worship.)

a. Bhagavad-Gita 9.23:
ye 'py anya devata bhakta
yajante shraddhayanvitah
te'pi mam eva kaunteya
yajanty avidhi-purvakam

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Sep 30,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

September 30, 1968, Seattle
Lecture
"If you want to worship somebody, then love Krsna or worship Krsna, or His place Vrndavana. Because everyone wants to love some place. That is now nationalism -- some country."

September 30, 1972, Los Angeles
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.25
"So similarly, when people will be so much degraded that they will not be able to understand anything about God... That time is coming gradually. Already the time is there. People are not at all interested in God's business."

September 30, 1973, Bombay
Bhagavad-gita 13.8-12
"Just like we have a manager, a head, on this planet. Now we have divided. Formerly this planet was one unit, and there one head, the emperor. Just like Yudhisthira Maharaja was the emperor of the whole world."

September 30, 1974, Mayapur
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.20
"The more we become sinful, the more dirty things will cover our consciousness, and it will be difficult to understand what is Krsna."

September 30, 1976, Vrndavana
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.38-39
"If you chant Hare Krsna mantra with offenses, then it will not be effective.


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

The Vedic Fathers of Geology, Part 14

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 28, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation on Vedic discoveries in Geology, from the book by Narayan Bhavanrao Pavgee.

From the foregoing scrutiny of facts, and the details given in statement No. I, the reader will have easily perceived that the central idea of our Vedic Fore-fathers, in regard to the present configuration of the globe was, that

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Sat Kriya Sara Dipika, Part 5

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 28 CANADA (SUN) — By Shrila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. Printed by The Bhaktivedanta Academy, Mayapur (1995).

Introduction
by Shrila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami

(The following section is a footnote added by Gopala Bhatta Gosvami)

In Narada Pancaratra, Bharadvaja Samhita 3.22.25, the process of atonement for a Vaishnava is described:

prayashcittam tu paramam
prapattis tasya kevalam
kuryat karmatmakam vapi
vasudevam anusmaram

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The Vedic Fathers of Geology, Part 13

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 26, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation on Vedic discoveries in Geology, from the book by Narayan Bhavanrao Pavgee.

Now, in regard to this statement, I may here note that our Indian Geologists appear to have found that vitality in herbs and fish was followed by amphibious life-types (such as the tortoise), and that the progress was naturally in the coming into being of such creatures as tortoise, frog, crocodile, &c., which lived in water as also on land:

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA

Sep 26, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"A pure devotee, therefore, must execute the order of the Lord and must not gratify his senses by remaining stagnant in one place, falsely proud, thinking that because he does not leave Vrindavan but chants in a solitary place he has become a great devotee."

(Srimad Bhagavatam 9.11.25)

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Sat Kriya Sara Dipika, Part 4

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 26 CANADA (SUN) — By Shrila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. Printed by The Bhaktivedanta Academy, Mayapur (1995).

Introduction
by Shrila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami

In conclusion, the worship of the thirty three million demigods is included in the worship of Narayana. If a person worships Narayana alone, Brahma, the rishis,the bhutas and pitris are all worshipped and become satisfied.

Here are four evidences stating this fact (from Yamala, Purana, Itihasa and Upanishad).

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BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 26, CANADA (SUN) — New items in the Sun's Classified ads section.

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Vedic Fathers of Geology, Pt. 15
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 30
Ujjval Nilamani Kiran
Child Abuse in Vrindavana
Sat Kriya Sara Dipika, Pt. 6
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Vedic Fathers of Geology, Pt. 14
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 29
NBS: Vaisnavas, Brahmanas?
Lord Caitanya, Lord Nrsimhadeva
Sat Kriya Sara Dipika, Pt. 5
Festival of India Exhibit
Vedic Fathers of Geology, Pt. 13
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 28
Nail in the Ritvik Coffin
Atonement vs. Chanting
Sat Kriya Sara Dipika, Pt. 4
Jai Srila Prabhupada
Classifieds
Prasadam - Tamarind, Pt. 3
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 27
Indira Ekadasi
The Forgotten and Ignored
Sat Kriya Sara Dipika, Pt. 3
Saturday Laffs
Prasadam - Tamarind, Pt. 2
Sri Bhakti Ratnakara, Pt. 26
World Famous Acarya Speaks
Mayapur BBT Close-out?
Sat Kriya Sara Dipika, Pt. 2
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