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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

Mahaprabhu Sadbhuja, revealed
to Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya

Darwin's Evolution:
"It is simply theory" - Part Five

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 31, CANADA (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada's Philosophy Discussion with Shyamasundara dasa on Charles Darwin, in ten parts.

Syamasundara: I'm still trying to understand what you mean by the species of human life. It's not clear to me. I don't understand what you mean by the different species of human life.

Prabhupada: By culture.

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Sri Vrindavana- mahimamrita, Part 7

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 31, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Nectarean Glories of Sri Vrindavana' by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati.

SATAKA 7

1. Please worship Vrindavana's trees, which grow in a splendid island of sweet nectar risen from the spiritual effulgence ocean of the Kama-gayatri-bija and are the wonderful object of love for the very charming fair and dark divine couple.

2. The goddess of devotion to Sri Krishna's lotus feet, who never appears before the liberated souls, and whom even the Sukadeva, Narada and other saints cannot approach with their pure deeds, continually wanders here and there, searching for someone who lives in beautiful Vrindavana.

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Radharani's Appearance Day, Ojai CA

BY: MAYESVARA DASA (ACBSP)

Aug 31, OJAI, CALIFORNIA (SUN) — Radharani's Appearance Day At AVA, Tues, Sep. 2, 7:30pm.

The next American Vedic Association Bhagavad Gita As It Is Fellowship is on Tue: September 2, 2014. We plan our topics several months in advance and originally scheduled the following to be discussed on that date:

If Nobody Knows Then Why Try? "Contempt prior to Investigation" is rarely acknowledged and the most insidious form of bigotry. Vedic wisdom is not just another religion. Learn about perennial truths at the next AVA meeting. 7:30pm 640-0405 Always Free!

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Lalitastakam

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 30, CANADA (SUN) — Lalitastakam by Srila Rupa Goswami, in honour of Lalita Sasti, the Appearance day of Sri Lalita devi.

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radha-mukunda pada-sambhava-gharma-bindu-
nirmajchanopakarani-krta deha-laksam
uttugga-sauhrda-vizesa-vazat pragalbham
devim gunaih sulalitam lalitam namami

I offer pranama unto the haughty Sri Lalita-devi who is charmingly endowed with many beautiful, sweet qualities (sulalita). She has natural expertise in all arts (lalita), thus her seva self-manifests. She wipes away the glittering drops of perspiration which appear upon the lotus feet of Sri Radha and Madhava when They meet; and she is perpetually immersed in the most elevated mellow of sauhrda-rasa, or undivided absorption in fulfilling the heart's desire of her intimate friend Srimati Radhika.

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Darwin's Evolution:
"It is simply theory" - Part Four

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 30, CANADA (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada's Philosophy Discussion with Shyamasundara dasa on Charles Darwin, in ten parts.

Bali-mardana: Lord Brahma, the most complex... From the Vedic information we find that the most complex living entity was first, and from him, he created all the variations. So from the most complex the most simple was evolved. Then if you have the wrong information, you could look at it and say it was the opposite, that from the most simple the most complex evolved. The sequence is there, and if you observe it in the wrong way, you may conclude it's going in the opposite direction.

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Sri Vrindavana- mahimamrita, Part 6

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 30, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Nectarean Glories of Sri Vrindavana' by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati.

SATAKA 6

1. Offering prayers to everyone, trying to please everyone, wishing all happiness for everyone, worshipping everyone, humbly bowing my neck before everyone, and abandoning all pride, I reside in this purifying land of Vrindavana.

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Free Audiobook for Radhastami

BY: SADHUSANGA.COM

Aug 30, PURI, ORISSA (SUN) — To honor Srimati Radharani's divine Appearance day, Sadhusanga.com is offering a free audiobook download of Gopal Bhatta Gosvami's Sri Krsna-premamrta. This book includes four delightful pastimes: 1) Stealing the Gopis Clothes, 2) Carrying the Load, 3) Crossing the Yamuna River, and 4) Collecting Taxes.

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Aug 30, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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Sri Vrindavana- mahimamrita, Part 5

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 29, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Nectarean Glories of Sri Vrindavana' by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati.

SATAKA 5

1. There is a place so fragrant it defeats the fragrance of sandalwood multiplied millions of times. There is a place so fragrant it defeats the fragrance of musk multiplied millions of times. There is a place more fragrant than a flood of camphor. There is a place more fragrant than an abundance of kunkuma. There is a place so wonderfully fragrant that it defeats aguru.

2. Day and night this place is filled with the sweet fragrance of various flowers. It has various kinds of nectar drinks, various kinds of delicious foods, and various kinds of very sweet splendid fruits. Because of Radha-Madhava's pastimes, in this place are broken jewel necklaces, flower garlands, belts, and other objects.

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Gautama Rishi

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 31, CANADA (SUN) — A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature.

Gautama Maharishi is another of the Saptarishis, or Seven Great Sages of the current (seventh) Manvantara. Gautama Rishi is known as the discoverer of Mantras, or mantra-drashtaa. In the Rg Veda there are several suktas or hymns attributed to Gautama Maharishi, and the hymn 'Bhadra' in the Sama Veda is also ascribed to him. The 4th book of Rg Veda is that of the Vamadeva Gautama family.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Aug 31, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"Although he sees trees, mountains, and other living entities moving here and there, he sees all as the creation of the Supreme Lord, and with reference to the context, sees only the creator and not the created."

(Srimad Bhagavatam 4.22.28)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 409

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 31, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book VI - Canto I. - Ráma's Speech

"The son of Raghu heard, consoled,
The wondrous tale Hanumán told;
And, as his joyous hope grew high,
In friendly words he made reply:
"Behold a mighty task achieved,
Which never heart but his conceived.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Aug 31,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

August 31, 1966, New York
Bhagavad-gita 5.22-29
"Happiness is there because I am spirit soul. Actually I am full of pleasure, but because my sense of happiness is being manifested through this matter, therefore we are being frustrated in deriving real pleasure."

August 31, 1973, London
Bhagavad-gita 2.30
"So there are two kinds of entities. So you can see these two kinds of entities, some of them are moving, some of them are not moving. But a maha-bhagavata sees both the entities, moving and not moving, but he does not see the moving or not moving. He sees Krsna."

August 31, 1973, London
Room Conversation with British Man
"As you love this body because you love the soul, similarly you love the soul because you love God. And that is now lost. We are embarrassed in the affairs of loving this body."


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

Marici Rishi, Part Two

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 30, CANADA (SUN) — A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature.

There are many references to Marici Rishi in the Vedas, and throughout Srila Prabhupada's purports. Many of these relate to Marici's role as a progenitor under the direction of Lord Brahma. In his Purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 4.24.72, Srila Prabhupada writes:

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 408

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 30, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book V - LXVI. - Ráma's Speech

"There ceased the Vánar: Ráma pressed
The treasured jewel to his breast,
And from his eyes the waters broke
As to the Vánar king he spoke:
"As o'er her babe the mother weeps,
This flood of tears the jewel steeps.

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Marici Rishi

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 29, CANADA (SUN) — A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature.

Marici Rishi is a member of the Saptarishis, or Seven Great Sages, of the first Manvantara. A son of Lord Brahma, his name, Marici, means 'a ray of light'. Among other great rishis, "Pulastya was generated from the ears, Angira from the mouth, Atri from the eyes, Marici from the mind and Pulaha from the navel of Brahma." (Srimad Bhagavatam 3.12.24)

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Aug 29, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"One will find that by reading one page after another, an immense treasure of knowledge in art, science, literature, philosophy and religion will be revealed and ultimately by reading this one book, Krishna, love of Godhead will fructify."

(Preface to Krsna Book)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 407

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 29, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book V - Canto LXV. The Tidings

"On to Praśravaṇ's hill they sped
Where blooming trees their branches spread.
To Raghu's sons their heads they bent
And did obeisance reverent.
Then to their king, by Angad led,
Each Vánar chieftain bowed his head;

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Darwin's Evolution:
"It is simply theory" - Part Three

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 29, CANADA (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada's Philosophy Discussion with Shyamasundara dasa on Charles Darwin, in ten parts.

Syamasundara: You must admit, though, being a scientist, that supposing you go down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, you see so many layers of earth going up thousands of feet, that the layers at the bottom are very, very old. You must admit, because the earth takes so many years to deposit soil. Even if it's only one million years, it's still very old. And in that lowest layer we find only evidences of simple...

Prabhupada: Where is the lowest layer, he has gone? Where is it? Wherefrom it begins?

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Give Chants for Peace, ISKCON Urges Worshippers at Festival

BY: SUNITA SOHRABJI

Aug 29, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (IW) — A procession of colorfully-festooned chariots carrying large replicas of Hindu deities mingled in with fast-paced bicyclists, diligent joggers, and smooching swing dancers to create a momentary confluence of peace during a summer rife with tragedy, at the 48th annual Festival of the Chariots Aug. 24 in Golden Gate Park.

Despite a 6.1 earthquake just hours before, more than 4,000 followers of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness gathered under sunny skies to replicate a centuries-old Indian festival, in which followers attempted to pull Lord Jagannath — in his form as Krishna — along with his brother Baladeva and sister Subhadra from Kurukshetra back to Vrindavan on ornate chariots.

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Parishads: Srimati Sita Thakurani

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 29, CANADA (SUN) — The Appearance Day of Srimati Sita Thakurani is observed on August 30th.

Advaita Acharya’s wife was a respectable and noble woman name Sita Thakurani. Taking permission from her husband, she went to Nabadwip bearing gifts to see the crown jewel of infants. (Chaitanya Charitamrita 1.13.112)

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Gautama Rishi
Sri Vrindavana-mahimamrita
Darwin's Evolution
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Radharani's Appearance Day
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Marici Rishi
Sri Vrindavana-mahimamrita
Darwin's Evolution
Lalitastakam
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Free Radhastami Audiobook
Saturday Laffs
Marici Rishi
Parishads
Darwin's Evolution
Sri Vrindavana-mahimamrita
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Give Chants for Peace
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Bharadvaja Rishi
Sri Vrindavana-mahimamrita
Darwin's Evolution
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Kartika Festival 2014
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Saptarishi, Pt. 2
Sri Vrindavana-mahimamrita
Darwin's Evolution
Kerpooow!
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Saptarishi
Sri Vrindavana-mahimamrita
Radhanath, Superhero
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Lord Jagannath at Gour Vihar
Jai Srila Prabhupada!

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