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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

Sri Sri Gaura Nitai

Darwin's Evolution:
"It is simply theory"

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 27, CANADA (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada's Philosophy Discussion with Shyamasundara dasa on Charles Darwin, in ten parts.

In a recent interview, Dr. Stephen Meyer offered a rebuttal of Darwin's theory that employed Darwin's own scientific methodology. Pointing out a hitch in Darwin's theory of evolution, Cambridge Dr. Meyer, a trained philosopher of science, presented his own arguments for intelligent design. Darwin believed the appearance of purposeful design in living organisms was a kind of illusion, and explained it as a byproduct of an undirected process such as natural selection. However, Darwin recognized that the abrupt or sudden appearance of the first animals in the fossil record around 530 million years ago (in a period called the Cambrian Explosion) posed a challenge to his theory, which predicted a slow, gradual evolution of life. Darwin thought that future fossil discoveries would fill in the missing gaps, but what's happened is just the opposite-- a wider variety of Cambrian animals with intricate forms have been found.

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Kerpooow!

BY: MAHAVIDYA DAS (ACBSP)

Aug 27, ENGLAND, UK (SUN) —

Dear Sun editors...thank you so much for posting your most recent article on Richard s.....
I haven't laughed as much in years.
I really hope this project gets off the ground thereby giving everyone some worthwhile entertainment. I really do need to catch up on all those pre-adolescent years that I missed out on.
I really hope other comic book characters will be included… the mind can only boggle at the endless possibilities...
Perhaps... GBC MAN or GBC WOMAN... as the case may be.

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Sri Vrindavana- mahimamrita, Part 3

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 27, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Nectarean Glories of Sri Vrindavana' by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati.

SATAKA 3

1. Gradually, one by one, give up all activities that obstruct love for Sri Sri Radha-Krishna from growing in your heart. Always and everywhere meditate in your heart on the truth of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna. With eyes of love always see all moving and stationary living entities as parts and parcels of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna. Any other way of seeing should disappear into non-existence. Day and night celebrate a great festival of devotional service for Sri Sri Radha-Krishna, who enjoy transcendental pastimes in the forest of Vrindavana.

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Radhanath (Richard) Swami, Superhero

BY: SUN EDITORS

Aug 26, CANADA (SUN) — When Radhanath Swami's auto-biographical exercise in self-glorification was published -- The Journey Home -- the Sun editors, like many devotees, instantly recognized it as a very serious symptom. Our critical commentary was published in the article, "Radhanath's Magical Mystery Tour", which was followed by many other comments of concern about the book. Over the years, there have been many articles submitted to the Sun about the swami's unauthorized preaching tactics, association with mayavadis, his focus on altruistic and philanthropic activities, and his propensity for self-promotion. It should therefore come as no surprise to our readers that Radhanath has now slid further down that slippery slope, turning himself into a comic book superhero.

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Sri Vrindavana- mahimamrita, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 26, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Nectarean Glories of Sri Vrindavana' by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati.

SATAKA 2

1. I would rather reside in Vrindavana, even as an insect, than reside in any other place as a liberated soul with a blissful spiritual body. I would rather reside here in Vrindavana, even as a poverty stricken beggar, than reside in any other place as a person possessing wonderful, endless wealth. I would rather reside here in Vrindavana, even as a person completely devoid of the slightest trace of devotion to Lord Hari, than reside in any other place as a person overwhelmed with the desire to attain the happiness of serving the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, the lover of the gopis.

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Lord Jagannath at
Gour Vihar, Puri

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 26, CANADA (SUN) — A brief video tour of Lord Jagannath's garden at Gour Vihar Monastery in Baliapanda, Puri. The Lord is beautifully displayed here in twelve Veshas.

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Sri Vrindavana- mahimamrita

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 25, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Nectarean Glories of Sri Vrindavana' by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati.

The personality known as Prabodhananda Sarasvati was a great Vaisnava and follower of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. There is an important passage in Caitanya-caritamrta Adi lila 7:14 that explains who this great devotee is:

"....Sometimes the sahajiya class of devotees opine that Prakasananda Sarasvati and Prabodhananda Sarasvati are the same man. Prabodhananda Sarasvati was a great Vaisnava devotee of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, but Prakasananda Sarasvati, the head of the Mayavadi sannyasis in Benares, was a different person. Prabodhananda Sarasvati belonged to the Ramanuja-sampradaya, whereas Prakasananda Sarasvati belonged to the Sankaracarya-sampradaya.

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Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavan Installation of Sri Sri Krishna Balaram

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 25, CANADA (SUN) —

Srila Prabhupada's installation of Sri Sri Krishna and Balarama at the Vrindavan temple, and his glorious procession to deliver the Deities and the mercy of the Sampradaya Acaryas to mankind.

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Temple Demolition Drive Resumes in Cuttack

BY: STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Aug 25, BHUBANESWAR, ORISSA (PIONEER) — The Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) on Friday resumed demolition of illegal temples and other places of worship and brought down at least five temples that had come up encroaching upon the CDA lands at Markat Nagar here.

Equipped with the High Court's order and adequate police support, CDA officials pulled down three temples in Sector 8 and two in Sector 9. The authorities have identified at least 38 such illegal temples in Markat Nagar and six in Mahanadi Vihar.

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 403

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 25, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book V - Canto LV. Fear For Sítá

"But other thoughts resumed their sway
When Lanká's town in ruin lay;
And, as his bosom felt their weight
He stood a while to meditate.
"What have I done?", he thought with shame,
"Destroyed the town with hostile flame.

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Saptarishi, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 27, CANADA (SUN) — A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature.

Current Sapta Rishis

As noted in our last segment, the present age is considered to be the seventh Manvantara, under the guidance of Vaivasvata Manu. The names of the current Saptarshis, or Seven Great Sages for this Manvantara are: Kashyapa, Atri, Vashista, Vishvamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni and Bharadvaja. These personalities change for every Yuga.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Aug 27, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"One must first become a pure devotee of Lord Krishna. Only then can one enjoy hearing the songs of Jayadeva and relish transcendental bliss. If one simply imitates the activities of Lord Siva and drinks poison, one will certainly meet with death."

(Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya 8.250)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 405

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 27, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book V - Canto LVII. - Hanumán's Return

"Still, like a winged mountain, he
Sprang forward through the airy sea,
And rushing through the ether drew
The clouds to follow as he flew,
Through the great host around him spread,
Grey, golden, dark, and white, and red.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Aug 27,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

August 27, 1966, New York
Bhagavad-gita 5.7-14
"I am now materially encaged. So I must make the best use of this body by dovetailing myself with Krsna. Krsna-sambandhe."

August 27, 1969, Hamburg
Initiation Lecture
"Even it is a big mountain or big thing, it has no independence. It will stand still. But a small ant, even a microbe, it has got independence because it is living creature. So God has made you or given you little independence."

August 27, 1972, Los Angeles
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.24
"It is said that through the fire, God eats. We give to the fire the grains and the fruits and other thing. That is, means, God is eating, through fire. So sacrifice means you sacrifice for God, and God is accepting."

August 27, 1973, London
Bhagavad-gita 2.23-24
"You can prepare weapons from earth. Water, you cannot do now. But there can be a weapon from the water also. That was used in the Battle of Kuruksetra."


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

Saptarishi

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 26, CANADA (SUN) — A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature.

The first Manu was Swáyambhuva, then came Svárochisha, then Uttami, Támasa, Raivata and Cáksusha. The current Manu who presides over the seventh Manvantara is Vaivasvata, the son of the Sun God, Vivasvan. Vaivasvata, who is also known as Sraddhadeva, has ten sons: named Iksvaku, Nabhaga, Dhrsta, Saryati, Narisyanta, Nabhaga, Dista, Tarusa, Prsadhra and Vasuman. In this manvantara, or reign of Manu, among the demigods are the Adityas, Vasus, Rudras, Visvedevas, Maruts, Asvini-kumaras and Rbhus.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Aug 26, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"You simply come and hear, and this hearing, it is followed by nice music and singing. And beginning with music, ending with music, everyone will like it. And we have no means.....of course, whatever means I have got, I am distributing little fruit."

(Lecture, July 28, 1966, New York)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 404

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 26, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book V - Canto LVI. - Mount Arishta

"He looked upon the burning waste,
Then sought the queen in joyous haste,
With words of hope consoled her heart,
And made him ready to depart.
He scaled Arishṭa's glorious steep
Whose summits beetled o'er the deep.

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Angira Rishi

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 25, CANADA (SUN) — A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature.

Angiras, or Angirā Rishi is a great sage who, along with sage Atharvan, is credited with having formulated ("heard") most of the fourth Veda, the Atharva Veda. He is also mentioned in the other three Vedas. While the lists differ somewhat from text to text (no doubt also from age to age), Angira is often included as one of the Saptarishis, or Seven Great Sages of the first Manvantara. He is also known as one of the ten Manasaputras -- the wish-born sons of Lord Brahma.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Aug 25, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"If one approaches a transcendental devotee on the strength of one's material heritage, opulence, education and beauty and does not offer respect to the advanced devotee of the Lord, the Vaisnava devotee may offer formal respect to such a materially puffed up person, but he may not deliver transcendental knowledge to him."

(Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya 8.127)

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Saptarishi, Pt. 2
Sri Vrindavana-mahimamrita
Darwin's Evolution
Kerpooow!
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Saptarishi
Sri Vrindavana-mahimamrita
Radhanath, Superhero
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Lord Jagannath at Gour Vihar
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Angira Rishi
Vrindavan Installation
Sri Vrindavana-mahimamrita
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Temple Demolition Drive
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Chyavana Rishi
Sri Navadvipa-sataka
No Respect
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
WWOOFers on Harinam
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Saturday Laffs
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Sri Caitanya-candramrta
The Myth of Scarcity
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!

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