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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 Vamanandeva
Orissan Pata-chitra (detail)

Proof Positive, Part 3

BY: THE ASSEMBLED DEVOTEES

Jul 28, GLOBAL (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada wasn't involved at any stage of the production?

In the 2003 Honolulu conversation (reposted in the appendix), Jayadvaita Swami stated:

"He [Prabhupada] wasn't involved at any stage of the production [of the unabridged Bhagavad-gita]"

"all I really wanted to do is contribute to the history of the Gita."

Yet there appears to be a disconnect between Jayadvaita Swami's version of history and the evidence on record. It is well known that Srila Prabhupada indicated on many occasions that he wanted to be relieved from management to concentrate on writing. However, due to various shortcomings on our part we saw him take the helm time and time again to correct the course of his mission.

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Dangers of Fermented Knowledge

BY: RADHA KRISHNA DASI

Jul 28, INDIA (SUN) — Roughly one remembers only 10 to 20 % of what he or she reads. As a new devotee when we read Srila Prabhupada's books, 50 % for the contents would have bounced over our heads. With great enthusiasm of having found the holy grail of spirituality, we would have read the entire Bhagavad-gita in a few sittings trying to assimilate the contents of the great book.

We wouldn't have, at that time, been keen on taking notes or even bookmarking those pages that may have required re-reading. We may have ignored expressions such as 'three types of miseries' that didn't have an explanation close to it, and may have also forgotten to later find out more about it.

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Teachings of Lord Caitanya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 28, CANADA (SUN) — Service to the Lord

A serial presentation of the complete narration by Amala Bhakta dasa of the 32 chapters of "Teachings of Lord Caitanya" written by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:

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Spiritual Education

BY: MAHAVIDYA DAS (ACBSP)

Jul 28, ENGLAND, UK (SUN) —

I read with interest the recent article regarding the Krishna Avanti school.
Perhaps HH Bhakti Caru Swami would care to comment on why this "spiritual school" has since day one been promoted as "a Hindu school".
Errr... please forgive my ignorance, but i really do not see how this tallies with the teachings of HDG Srila Prabhupada or any Vedic literature.

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Queens, New York
Ratha Yatra

BY: SEEROJNIE PERSAUD


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 28, QUEENS, NEW YORK (SUN) — Krishna Balarama Ratha Yatra and Sri Balarama Purnima on Sunday, August 10, 2014!

The devotees of Queens invite all to come and celebrate our annual Ratha Yatra parade. It begins at 1:00 pm sharp from the corner of Liberty Avenue and 123rd Street, and will continue all the way to our Mandir at 111-14 101 Avenue at 3:00 pm, followed by the festival's stage show until 8:00 pm.

We will have maha abhishekam of our Krishna Balarama Deities outside and hours of melodious kirtan! Free sumptuous prasadam will be served all day long plus a full afternoon packed with dances, bhajans, devotional talks and fun for the entire family.

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Education In ISKCON – The Spiritual Basis for the Avantî Schools Trust

BY: KRISHNA DASA

Jul 27, LONDON, ENGLAND (SUN) — Teleconference discussion between H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami and the trustees of the Avanti Schools Trust, 4th February 2014.

This lecture has been edited to remove content which is confidential to the Avanti Schools Trust.

Atmarama Krsna Dasa: Welcome everyone to the first in a series of conference calls for the Trustees of the Avanti School Trust. The objective is to engage in a discussion of a spiritual nature, not related to administration or management of the Trust. The idea is that the Trustees are receiving spiritual guidance in the course of enacting their duty as Trustees. Today's call is with His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami. Maharaja has selected the topic of Srila Prabhupada's thoughts on education. So, we humbly request Maharaja to begin with the class. Guru Maharaja?

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Teachings of Lord Caitanya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 27, CANADA (SUN) — The Beauty of Krsna

A serial presentation of the complete narration by Amala Bhakta dasa of the 32 chapters of "Teachings of Lord Caitanya" written by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:

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Metro Rail to Acquire 612 sq. yards of ISKCON Land

BY: STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Jul 27, HYDERABAD, INDIA (TOI) — After a protracted battle, the Hyderabad district administration and Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities will soon acquire 612.77 square yard land belonging to International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) near St. John's Rotary in Secunderabad for metro rail corridor-III (Nagole- Shilparamam stretch). Earlier, the HMRL had wanted 1339.35 sq metres (1,601.85 sq yards) of temple land, but after protests and several rounds of discussions, the land to be acquired was pruned to 612.77 sq yards.

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Sri Sri Radhika Astottara- sata-nama Stotram

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 26, CANADA (SUN) — 108 Names of Srimati Radharani by Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami.

aviksatmesvari kascid vrndavana-mahesvarim tat padamboja-maka gati dasyati katara patita tat-saras tire ruda tyartha-ravakulam tac chri-vaktreksanavaptyai namanyetani sanjagau

Some maidservant, unable to find her mistress, has fallen on the bank of Radhakunda, crying in great anxiety, being very eager to take exclusive shelter of Her lotus feet, glorifying Her by singing the following names of Her:

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Teachings of Lord Caitanya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 26, CANADA (SUN) — The Opulences of Krsna

A serial presentation of the complete narration by Amala Bhakta dasa of the 32 chapters of "Teachings of Lord Caitanya" written by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:

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Jul 26, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma: Vaikuntha

BY: SUN STAFF


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 28, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 161.

Following the same approach as our previous segment, we begin with a number of the references in Jaiva Dharma to the kinds of attraction to the Lord that result in one attaining Vaikuntha. This is explained in chapter thirty-one:

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 28, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"A sincere devotee should read every chapter and every word of Srimad Bhagavatam, for the beginning verses describe that it is the ripened fruit of all Vedic literatures. Devotees should not try to avoid even a word of Srimad Bhagavatam."

(Srimad Bhagavatam 4.12.44)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 375

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 28, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book V - Canto XXIII. - The Demons' Threats

Then round the helpless Sítá drew
With fiery eyes the hideous crew,
And thus assailed her, all and each,
With insult, taunt, and threatening speech:
"What! can it be thou prizest not
This happy chance, this glorious lot,
To be the chosen wife of one
So strong and great, Pulastya's son?

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jul 28,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

July 28, 1966, New York
Bhagavad-gita 4.11-12
"You have got experience up to the upper portion of the hair. It is just a little point. Now divide it into ten thousand parts, and that one part is yourself, spiritual atom. This is our position."

July 28, 1973, London
Bhagavad-gita 1.40
"The wife's business was that to keep the husband always neat and clean and fresh and bring him there and again take him at home."


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

The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma: Vaikuntha

BY: SUN STAFF


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 27, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 160.

Because we are summarizing the key references to Vaikuntha found in Jaiva Dharma, it is difficult to preserve their appearance in the unfolding storyline. Instead, we will group the remaining excerpts together by topic.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 27, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"A devotee who tries to preach, who has compassion upon innocent persons who have no knowledge of Krishna, is a superior devotee."

(Srimad Bhagavatam 4.17.26)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 374

BY: SUN STAFF

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

Book V - Canto XXII. - Rávan's Threat

Then anger swelled in Rávaṇ's breast,
Who fiercely thus the dame addressed:
"'Tis ever thus: in vain we sue
To woman, and her favour woo.
A lover's humble words impel
Her wayward spirit to rebel.

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The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma: Vaikuntha

BY: SUN STAFF


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 26, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 159.

The next holy place listed on the 'Glossary of Places' in Jaiva Dharma is among the topmost of all spiritual places: Vaikuntha.

"Vaikuntha - the spiritual world. The majestic realm of the spiritual world which is predominated by Lord Narayana or His various expansions.

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 373

BY: SUN STAFF

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

Book V - Canto XXI. - Sítá's Scorn

She thought upon her lord and sighed,
And thus in gentle tones replied:
"Beseems thee not, O King, to woo
A matron, to her husband true.
Thus vainly one might hope by sin
And evil deeds success to win.

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Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Spiritual Education
Fermented Knowledge
Proof Positive, Part 3
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Queens, New York Ratha Yatra
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Education In ISKCON
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Metro Rail gets ISKCON Land
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Radhika Astottara-sata-nama
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Saturday Laffs
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Proof Positive, Part 2
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Launch of PrabhupadaNow!
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Personal and Impersonal
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Mayapur Jhulan Yatra 2014
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Sudarsana-Sata-Nama Stotra
Deconstructing the Lilamrta,
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!

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