UPDATED — Jul 31, 2014 11:59 pm PST
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

In a Bower
Kishangarh School

Sanatana-dharma,
Not Hindu-dharma

BY: SUN STAFF


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 31, CANADA (SUN) —

"In June 1976 Srila Prabhupada fields questions sent to him from the editors of Bhavan's Journal, one of Bombay's leading cultural and religious periodicals.

Devotee: Here is the first question: "It is said that the greatest strength of Hinduism is its catholicity, or breadth of outlook, but that this is also its greatest weakness in that there are very few religious observances that are obligatory for all, as in other religions. Is it necessary and possible to outline certain basic minimum observances for all Hindus?"

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A Public and Open Hearing, Please

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Jul 31, DENMARK (SUN) — From the following video clip it seems that it is all right to 'discuss' the book changes even from the vyasasana. Why not have an OPEN PUBLIC hearing? A hearing where the arguments from BOTH sides are presented.

Obviously (for some) the respected Prabhupada disciple Hari Sauri prabhu needs some qualified opposition/ response on the book-changing issue. That would be a nice opportunity for the often sought after cooperation spirit, to set up such a public hearing. Why is this not happening?

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Teachings of Lord Caitanya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 31, CANADA (SUN) — The Ecstasy of the Lord and His Devotees

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Deconstructing the Lilamrta - Part 78

BY: ROCANA DASA

Jul 30, CANADA (SUN) — A critical analysis of the Srila Prabhupada-Lilamrta by Satsvarupa das Goswami.

Throughout this Deconstructing Lilamrta series, my constant theme has been that Satsvarupa fails to present the true, absolute definition of Srila Prabhupada's spiritual position, instead minimizing and seriously misrepresenting him.

The GBC don't do anything to warn the reading public that he is a phony and the Lilamrta is grossly offensive to His Divine Grace. In fact, the GBC won't take action about Satsvarupa because he wrote this Lilamrta.

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Revealed Knowledge

BY: JAYGURUDEV DAS

Jul 30, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (SUN) — In response to the recent article, "Dangers of Fermented Knowledge".

yasya deve parā bhaktir
yathā deve tathā gurau
tasyaite kathitā hy arthāḥ
prakāśante mahātmanaḥ

"Only unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master are all the imports of Vedic knowledge automatically revealed."

Devotees, mahatmas, should understand that everything written in Srila Prabhupada`s books is revealed knowledge. If one has unflinching faith in Krishna and Guru, then there is no question of presenting "fermented knowledge" during public readings of the Srimad Bhagavatam and Srimad Bhagavad-gita.

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Teachings of Lord Caitanya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 30, CANADA (SUN) — Devotional Service in Attachment

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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Kitchen Religion Cookbooks

BY: SUNANDA DAS

Jul 30, USA (SUN) — Recently I released the first volume of my Kitchen Religion Books quantity cookbook series, with 65 international rice recipes. The response was tremendous, with orders coming from Indonesia, Malaysia, England, New Zealand, and even Dubai. Many bulk orders were placed for temple gift shops also. The BBTI is also discussing its distribution to temples overseas.

If you don't have a copy yet, don't wait any longer. I personally feel every devotee cook should have one and I've listed some of the reasons below. They are not just large quantity cooking cookbooks. They can be used at home and for temple Deities as well. Also below are some initial book reviews.

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Sri Sri Prema-purabhidha-stotra

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 29, CANADA (SUN) — A Prayer of Names That Are a Flood of Pure Love from Sri Stavavali, Volume One by Srila Raghunath das Goswami

Text 1

madhu-madhura-nisayam jyotir-udbhasitayam
sita-kusuma-suvasah klpta-karpura-bhusha
subala-sakham upeta dutika-nyasta-hasta
kshanam api mama radhe netram anandaya tvam

O Radha' who, dressed in white flowers, decorated with camphor, and a hand resting on a gopi messenger, meets Subala's friend Krishna on a sweet, moonlit spring night, please, for even a moment, delight my eyes.

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Teachings of Lord Caitanya

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 29, CANADA (SUN) — The Devotee

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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Parishads: Srila Raghunandana Thakur and Srila Vamshi das Babaji

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 29, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance Days of Srila Raghunandana Thakur and Srila Vamshi das Babaji are observed on July 30th.

The third member of the catur-vyuha, Pradyumna, took part in Radha Madhava's lila in Vraja as Krishna's intimate friend or priya-narma-sakha. He has now appeared as Raghunandan, whose body is not different from that of Chaitanya.
(Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika 70)

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The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma: Vikramapura

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 31, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 164.

Next on Jaiva Dharma's 'Glossary of Places' is Vikramapura, about which Srila Bhaktivinoda writes:

"Vikramapura - a famous place in Bangladesh in the district of Dhaka. Living here were Canda Raya and Kedara Raya, who were among the twelve feudal princes governing Bengal during the Muslim regime. At first they were saktas (worshipers of Durga), but later they became disciples of Srila Narottama Thakura."

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 31, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"O all merciful spiritual master, representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, when my mind will be completely surrendered unto your lotus feet, at that time, only by your mercy, I shall be able to get relief from all obstacles to spiritual life, and I shall be situated in blissful life."

(Krsna Book - 'Prayers of the Personified Vedas')

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 378

BY: SUN STAFF

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

Book V - Canto XXVI. - Sítá's Lament

"I Ráma's wife, on that sad day,
By Rávaṇ's arm was borne away,
Seized, while I sat and feared no ill,
By him who wears each form at will.
A helpless captive, left forlorn
To demons' threats and taunts and scorn,
Here for my lord I weep and sigh,
And worn with woe would gladly die.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jul 31,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

July 31, 1973, London
Bhagavad-gita 1.44 "If we want to kill anyone, any living entity, for my satisfaction, either my tongue satisfaction or any sense satisfaction, it is maha-papam, great sinful act."


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

The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma: Vairagi-danga

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 30, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 163.

Next on Jaiva Dharma's 'Glossary of Places' is Vairagi-danga, about which Srila Bhaktivinoda writes:

"Vairagi-danga - a place situated in Sridhama Mayapura close to Khola-bhanga-danga. Because many renounced Vaisnavas were living in this place, it became known as Vairagi-danga."

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 30, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"Just like if somebody gives me a new dress, so I say: "Oh, it is a new dress. Very nice. So that is my enjoyment. Similarly if you satisfy Krishna daily a very gorgeous dress...just like today I see it is very nice. This kind of dress should be supplied to Krishna, first class clothing, first class......everything first class."

(Lecture, April 28, 1973)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 377

BY: SUN STAFF

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

Book V - Canto XXV. Sítá's Lament

On the bare earth the lady sank,
And trembling from their presence shrank
Like a strayed fawn, when night is dark,
And hungry wolves around her bark.

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The Holy Places of
Jaiva Dharma: Vaikuntha

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 29, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 162.

Studying the last few references to Vaikuntha found in Jaiva Dharma, we find another important theme: the differentiation between different rasas as they manifest on Vaikuntha, and in Goloka.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 29, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"No one feels any difficulty in following in the footsteps of a pure devotee of the Lord."

(Krsna Book - 'Prayers of the Personified Vedas')

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 376

BY: SUN STAFF

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

Book V - Canto XXIV. Sítá's Reply

Still with reproaches rough and rude
Those fiends the gentle queen pursued:
"What! can so fair a life displease,
To dwell with him in joyous ease?
Dwell in his bowers a happy queen
In silk and gold and jewels' sheen?

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BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 29, CANADA (SUN) — New items in the Sun's Classified ads section.

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Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
A Public and Open Hearing
Sanatana-dharma
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Revealed Knowledge
Deconstructing the Lilamrta
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Kitchen Religion Cookbooks
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Parishads
Teachings of Lord Caitanya
Sri Prema-purabhidha-stotra
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
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Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
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Proof Positive, Part 3
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The Ramayan of Valmiki
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