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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

Gauranga!

The Journey Home:
Danavir Goswami
Objects to ISKCON's
Bogus Yoga Classes

BY: KALIYA MARDANA DASA BRAHMACHARY

Jul 18, INDIA (SUN) — PART FIFTY-SIX: A GBC Member Who Agrees...

Part Fifty-six of this series on The Journey Home focuses on an article found on the Internet that was ostensibly written by H.H. Danavir Goswami. But first let us share some words of a disenfranchised disciple of Shrila Prabhupada seen on the World Wide Web:

"I fear that some of our leaders have sipped too deeply from the Kool-aid cup offered up by the spa-sampradaya which is the new ISKCON. They have stepped into line to salute the shapeshifting glory boy on their GBC who wants to replace all of the previous godmen with his pictures and books. Most, if not all, of the leaders have become poisoned and deluded by drinking milk touched by the lips of this serpent. We can see it all happening right on the stage playing out before our eyes. Soon all of Shrila Prabhupada's ISKCON could be lost.

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Direction of Management, Part 4

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 18, CANADA (SUN) — Distribution of the DOM

In his presentation of the DOM, Nara Narayana Viswakarma das emphasizes various historical events, all slanted towards a GBC conspiracy to prevent elections of the governing body. For example, he has stated that the first GBC meeting took place at New Vrindaban in 1971 with 12 GBC's present. He claimed that at that meeting, the DOM was personally presented to him, and him alone, by Rupanuga das, who referred to it as the "Constitution of Iskcon". But in his February 9, 2001 letter to Srirama das [11] Nara Narayana wrote:

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Miscreants Vandalise Brindavana of Sripada Vyasaraja

BY: MADHAVANANDA DASA

Jul 18, BANGALORE (SUN) — Miscreants vandalise Brindavana of Sripada Vyasaraja, One of the greatest acharyas and the grand Spiritual Master of Sripada Madhavendra Puri.

Vyasa Tirtha is one of the most illustrious acaryas in the guru parampara. He appeared in 1448 A.D. in the village of Bannur (30 kms from Mysore) and disappeared in 1539 A.D. at Navabrindavana near Hampi. He lived a long life of 92 years filled with amazing and extraordinary pastimes. He is regarded as the incarnation of the greatest devotee, Prahlada.

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They Are Paid For

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Jul 18, DENMARK (SUN) — "I have just now received your presentation of slippers as an offering for Vyas pooja day.

They are certainly very attractive.

Thank you very much for them and offer my thanks and blessings to all the nice boys and girls there in Boston.

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BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 18, CANADA (SUN) — New items in the Sun's Classified ads section.

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Direction of Management, Part 3

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 16, CANADA (SUN) — Claims that the DOM is a Notarized Document

Proponents of the Direction of Management commonly characterize the DOM as a legal, notarized document issued by Srila Prabhupada. This misinformation has been disseminated by Urdhvaga das (editor of Prabhupadanugas.eu), whose September 18, 2000 article on VNN [10] is often quoted:

"He created the DIRECTION OF MANAGEMENT, which was signed, witnessed and notarized. This document created the GBC, and gave the EXACT DIRECTION AS TO HOW THE GBC SHOULD ACT…"

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A Speech to
The Devotees

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 16, CANADA (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada made the following speech to the devotees on April 7, 1976 in Vrindavan Dham. May the words of the nitya-siddha, maha-bhagavata, paramahamsa Sampradaya Acarya inspire and renew us to carry out the miraculous mission initiated by Srila Prabhupada, on the order of his Spiritual Master and on the order of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself.

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Sri Jagannath History
and Iconography

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 16, CANADA (SUN) — A Jagannath retrospective by Padmanabha Mahapatra, for Orissa Review.

On the high platform ratnavedi inside the inner sanctum of Srimandir, seven images are seated at present. They are Balabhadra, Purusottama Jagannath, Subhadra, Sudarshan, Biswadhatri, Laxmi and Madhab. Their origin and the evolution of their worship phase by phase, from pre-Vedic period to-date will be discussed in this article.

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Speak The Truth,
Be Compassionate

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Jul 16, DENMARK (SUN) — SPEAK THE TRUTH, BE COMPASSIONATE, I HAVE TRIED MY BEST

"So far your questions are concerned: Number one engagement is that you must chant at least 16 rounds Hare Krishna Mantra daily;

The four regulative principles are most important and must be observed rigidly in temple life; You should speak according to the sastras and be compassionate to all conditioned souls and try to convince them about the real truth.; The more you increase your Krishna Consciousness, the more these things such as lust, anger and greed, will automatically decrease;

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The Journey Home:
Hitchhiker's Guide
to Vaikuntha

BY: KALIYA MARDANA DASA BRAHMACHARY

Jul 14, INDIA (SUN) — PART FIFTY-FIVE: From Here to Eternity...

Shrila Prabhupada created centers of Vaikuntha in cities and towns all over the world so that all sincere souls might find shelter from the world of samsara through pure devotional service. He created his temples for executing the principles of genuine bhakti-yoga and nothing else.

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Direction of Management, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 14, CANADA (SUN) — Iterations of Constitutional Principles

On several occasions, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada stated constitutional principles he wished to have his followers adhere to. Published before the establishment of his ISKCON Society were the aims and objectives of the League of Devotees (October 20, 1956) [3]. Specific to ISKCON is the Constitution of Association (July 7-8, 1966) [4] and the Certificate of Incorporation (articles) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON Inc.), incorporated by Srila Prabhupada in New York on July 13, 1966 [5].

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Jul 14, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma:
Bharata-varsa

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 18, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 27.

In the Bhisma Parva of the Mahabharata there is a discussion between Dhritarashtra and Sanjaya in which the latter gives a very detailed description of Bharata-varsa. Explaining the political forces at play in the days leading up to the great Battle of Kurukshetra, Sanjay tells the king why this land is so coveted: because it is like "an ever-yielding cow, from which the three-fold fruits of virtue, profit and pleasure, may be milked."

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Bhagavat Sandarbha,
Part 59

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 18, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

SECTION FIFTY-NINE

The Lord's Body is the Lord.

In this way first it has been proven that the Lord's opulence and so on are part of His essential nature. And this is appropriate because these are the internal qualification of His svarupa. Just as the internal qualities of fire, such as its qualities of whiteness, are part of the fire but not that of darkness, the Lord's opulence's are similar.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jul 18,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.



July 18, 1966, New York
Bhagavad-gita 4.3-6
" If we take it, accept it as it is, as Krsna says, then actually, we shall be benefited. And great stalwart scholars just like Ramanujacarya, Sankaracarya, Madhvacarya, in India, they have accepted Krsna as the supreme authority."

July 18, 1973, London
Bhagavad-gita 1.21-22
" So we are family members of Krsna, not void. That is another rascaldom. Why Krsna should be alone? He is so powerful, He is so opulent, have you got any experience that a powerful person, opulent person is alone?"

July 18, 1975, San Francisco
Morning Walk
" So similarly, those who are thinking, the so-called scientists, philosopher, will solve the problems, it is exactly like to cross over the Pacific Ocean by capturing the tail of a dog."

July 18, 1975, San Francisco
Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.33
" … a small fish, because he has taken shelter of the ocean, he can go against the current. This is the... So if we take shelter of Krsna, then even the current is against, we can go…"


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

The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma:
Bharata-varsa

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 16, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 26.

In Jaiva Dharma, the next holy place listed in Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's 'Glossary of Places' is Bharata-varsa:

"Bharata-varsa - one of nine tracts of land which form the divisions of Jambudvipa. It is named after King Bharata, the son of Rsabhadeva. India is now known as Bharata, although in the ancient histories this appellation referred to the entire earth plant."

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Srila Sanatana Goswami

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 16, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Srila Sanatana Goswami is observed on this day.

Sri Sanatana Gosvami took his birth in 1488 A.D. (1410, Sakabda). As a child, he began his studies along with his brothers, from their maternal uncle's house in a small village called Sakurma near the capital of Gaura-desa. At the age of 27 he came to live at Braja, and remained there for 43 years. At the age of 70, Srila Sanatana disappeared on the full moon day of Asar in the year 1558 A.D.

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Bhagavat Sandarbha,
Part 58

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 16, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

SECTION FIFTY-EIGHT

Krishna's Body is Not the Result of Any Activity.

In this way after it is proven that the Lord's form is distinct from other objects, one should not make the improper inference that "the Lord's body is material because it is visible like a pot." This syllogistic statement has the defect of kalatyayopadishta.

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The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma: Bhagirathi

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 14, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 25.

We begin this concluding segment on the Bhagirathi River with a narrative from Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat about Lord Chaitanya displaying transcendental ecstasies in the waters of Sri Bhagirathi, at Ambulinga ghat:

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Bhagavat Sandarbha,
Part 57

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 14, CANADA (SUN) — Sad Sandarbhas by Srila Jiva Goswami

SECTION FIFTY-SEVEN

Krishna is Sabda Brahman.

Therefore the Brahman, which is described by the Vedas, is nothing but the body of the Lord. Maitreya makes this statement which is suitable as a concluding statement (3.21.8):

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Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latika, Part 14

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 14, CANADA (SUN) — Fourteen clusters of flowers on 'The Flowering Vine of Devotion to Lord Hari'.

FOURTEENTH STABAKA
(Fourteenth Cluster of Flowers)

Text 1

Praying to be excused for his offenses, the author concludes his book—- O Lord, although I am an unqualified fool, sullied with the mud of false-ego and false-possessiveness, I have tried to describe Your pure devotional service, which is confidential even for the Vedas. In the creative expressions of my thoughts and words, I consider that I have certainly committed offenses to You. O Lord, O ocean of mercy, I am certainly very wretched and worthy to be punished. Please forgive me.

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Jaiva Dharma: Bharata-varsa
They Are Paid For
Miscreant Vandals
Direction of Management, Pt. 4
Journey Home: Danavir Objects
Sad Sandarbhas
Classifieds
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Jaiva Dharma: Bharata-varsa
Jagannath History, Iconography
Speak the Truth
A Speech to The Devotees
Direction of Management, Pt. 3
Sad Sandarbhas
Srila Sanatana Gosvami
Jaiva Dharma: Bhagirathi
Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latika, 14
Direction of Management, Pt. 2
Journey Home: Vaikuntha
Sad Sandarbhas
Weekend Laffs
Jaiva Dharma: Bhagirathi
Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latika, 13
Harvesting Souls
Traditional Preaching
Direction of Management
Journey Home: In Ashram?
Sad Sandarbhas
Lakhs Bid Adieu to Deities
Jaiva Dharma: Bhagirathi
Deva-Sayana Ekadasi
Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latika, 12
Goddess Batamangala at Puri
Journey Home: Letter to Malati
Sad Sandarbhas

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