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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

Nityananda Prabhu

Can Creation Come
from Chaos? Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Apr 22, CANADA (SUN) — A challenge to the prevailing scientific view that life comes from a chance combination of material elements, by Madhava Dasa, Sadaputa dasa and Svarupa Damodara dasa.

Although materialistic science has spread throughout the world, recently it has been challenged by thoughtful scientists, philosophers, and other intelligent people. Notably, the famous psychologist Carl Jung investigated the Western philosophical concept of matter and found that there is no clear definition of the term. Jung concluded that the term matter is no more than a symbol we attach to our observations of reality, and he saw no reason why we couldn't see reality as spiritual (that is, conscious) rather than material. Further, many researchers are discovering phenomena that simply defy explanation by the standard laws of mathematics, chemistry, and physics. For instance, the newly recognized field of parapsychology concerns psychic phenomena such as ESP (mental telepathy), psychokinesis ("mind-over-matter"), and reincarnation. These phenomena suggest the need for a new understanding of nature one that will explain the things around us in terms of a conscious cause.

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Can Creation Come
from Chaos?

BY: SUN STAFF

Apr 21, CANADA (SUN) — A challenge to the prevailing scientific view that life comes from a chance combination of material elements, by Madhava Dasa, Sadaputa dasa and Svarupa Damodara dasa - Part One.

Although scientists would like to assume that in the past, inert chemicals combined to produce life, as yet no one has ever observed such an event. In addition, although scientists have many theories about how life is working inside the cell, they have not been able to combine the constituent chemicals to form living cells, even in controlled laboratory settings. Thus, the claim of molecular biologists that life has come about by evolutionary development beginning from a primordial environment of methane, ammonia, and water sparked by an electromagnetic or thermal stimulus has never been substantiated by experimental evidence. Although scientists have found traces of amino acids (the building blocks of biological molecules) in reaction chambers filled with ammonia, methane, and water, the formation of these simple amino acids does not prove that life evolved by a chance combination of chemicals. Amino acids are a very long way from a living organism, so there is really no substantial justification for concluding that this common laboratory experiment proves life originated by chance in a "primordial chemical soup.

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Deconstructing the Lilamrta - Part 60

BY: ROCANA DASA

Apr 21, CANADA (SUN) — A critical analysis of the Srila Prabhupada-Lilamrta by Satsvarupa das Goswami.

Today we begin Volume III of Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta, chapter five, entitled "Swamiji's Departure". The title of this chapter indicates the point at which Srila Prabhupada departed from New York and went to San Francisco. Because Satsvarupa is telling the story, he's considering Srila Prabhupada's departure from his perspective as a resident of New York. Srila Prabhupada later left San Francisco to go back to India in an attempt to regain his health. The whole story about Srila Prabhupada recuperating from what is described as some sort of heart attack is interesting in the sense that the author goes into great detail, both about what Srila Prabhupada did in New York as well as in San Francisco and India.

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Security Beefed Up at
Puri Jagannatha Temple

BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Apr 21, JAGANNATHA PURI, ORISSA A jittery Odisha government on Monday scaled up security at Jagannath Temple in Puri in the wake of intelligence inputs of a possible terror strike during the world famous Rath Yatra, scheduled for June 29th.

The massive security makeover has been made after two arrested operatives of Indian Mujahideen, a terrorist outfit, told the Delhi police that they had plans to sabotage the Rath Yatra. Police are also on toe as the government is gearing up for the 2015 Nabakalebar festival of Lord Jagannath.

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The Secret of Real Religion

BY: SUN STAFF

Apr 20, CANADA (SUN) — Freelance reporter Sandy Nixon finds out what makes Krsna consciousness unique in an interview with His Divine Grace A. C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Back To Godhead Vol. 11, No. 6, June 1, 1976.

Ms. Nixon: My first question is very basic. What is Krsna consciousness?

Srila Prabhupada: "Krsna" means God. We are all intimately connected with Him because He is our original father. But we have forgotten this connection. When we become interested to know, "What is my connection with God? What is the aim of life?" then we are called Krsna conscious.

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Parishads: Sri Abhirama Thakura

BY: SUN STAFF

Apr 20, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Sri Abhirama Thakura is observed on April 21st.

pura shridama-namasid abhiramo'dhuna mahan | dvatrimshata janair eva vahyam kashtham uvaha sah

He who was previously known as Sridama is today Abhirama Thakur. He picked up a piece of wood that it took 32 men to lift.
(Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika 126)

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Jai Srila Prabhupada

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Apr 20, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"Because we are making brahmanas from the mlecchas and yavanas section they are protesting. Some of them are protesting that "Swami Bhaktivedanta is ruining the Hindu religion." The rascals, they do not know that I am acting strictly according to sastras."

(Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.49 - June 18, 1973, Mayapur)

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The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Jahnavi

BY: SUN STAFF

Apr 22, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 64.

As previously mentioned, place names are often used interchangeably for the Jahnavi and Ganges rivers. While the Jahnavi is sometimes used to refer to the specific portion of the Ganges associated with Jahnu Muni (whose daughter is Jahnavi), it is often translated more broadly as being the Ganga or Ganges. For example, the holy Jahnavi's name appears in Sri Caitanyopanisad, in a sloka often quoted about the Appearance of Sri Krsna Chaitanya in Navadvipa. This text, excerpted from Atharva Veda by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, is translated by the Thakur as follows:

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 278

BY: SUN STAFF

Apr 22, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book III - Canto LXXII - Kabandha's Tale

"Lord of the mighty arm, of yore
A shape transcending thought I wore,
And through the triple world's extent
My fame for might and valour went.

Scarce might the sun and moon on high,
Scarce Śakra, with my beauty vie.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Apr 22,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

April 22, 1973, Los Angeles
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.30
"If you think that: "This mountain is the bone of Krsna," that is also Krsna consciousness. Actually that is so. If you think that big Pacific Ocean is the navel of Krsna. These big, big trees, plants, they are hairs in the body of Krsna."

April 22, 1974, Hyderabad
Morning Walk
"So we are obeying Krsna. We offer patram puspam phalam toyam. And we eat the remains of the foodstuff. Therefore we love. That is the proof."

April 22, 1974, Hyderabad
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.8
"We are plural number, living entities. But He is singular number. Why? What is the difference between these two nityas and two cetanas? God is not dead stone. God is like you and me. He is a living entity, but the chief living entity, singular number."

April 22, 1976, Melbourne
Bhagavad-gita 9.4
"You are under the control of the material nature and if you are manufacturing different ideas, nature will give you the facility to have such body. That is called transmigration of the soul."

April 22, 1976, Melbourne
Room Conversation
"You can cheat persons with false things for some time, but if your commodity is right, the customer will increase. That's a fact."

April 22, 1976, Melbourne
Room Conversation
"You can cheat persons with false things for some time, but if your commodity is right, the customer will increase. That's a fact."


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

The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Jahnavi

BY: SUN STAFF

Apr 21, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 63.

Our next sacred place listed in the 'Glossary of Places' is the Jahnavi River.

"Jahnavi - a name for the Ganga, which reveals her connection with Jahnu Rsi. Jahnu Rsi was sitting by the Ganga chanting his gayatri mantra, when his acamana cup fell into the river and was swept away by the current. Out of anger, Jahnu Rsi opened his mouth and drank all the water in one gulp.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Apr 21, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"Anyone who once meditates upon Me with faith and affection, who hears and chants about Me, surely goes back home, back to Godhead."

(Srimad Bhagavatam 3.32.43)

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 277

BY: SUN STAFF

Apr 21, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book III - Canto LXXI - Kabandha's Speech

Kabandha saw each chieftain stand
Imprisoned by his mighty hand,
Which like a snare around him pressed
And thus the royal pair addressed:
"Why, warriors, are your glances bent
On me whom hungry pangs torment?

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The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Indraloka, Indrapuri & Nandana-kanana

BY: SUN STAFF

Apr 20, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 62.

Lord Indra, the king of the heavens, resides on a planet known as Indraloka. Those wishing to go to Indraloka do so in order to get better facility for sense enjoyment. On the heavenly planet of Indraloka there are very beautiful women and very beautiful gardens. One day on Indraloka is equal to six months on the Earth planet. By going to Indraloka, one can drink soma rasa and enjoy life for ten thousands of years.

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The Ramayana of Valmiki, Part 276

BY: SUN STAFF

Apr 20, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of 'The Epic Journey of Rama'.

Book III - Canto LXX - Kabandha

When every rite was duly paid
The princely brothers onward strayed,
And eager in the lady's quest
They turned their footsteps to the west.
Through lonely woods that round them lay
Ikshváku's children made their way,
And armed with bow and shaft and brand
Pressed onward to the southern land.

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Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Creation from Chaos?
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Príncipes de los Reyes Zonales
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Deconstructing the Lilamrta
Creation from Chaos?
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Príncipes de los Reyes Zonales
Security Beefed Up at Puri
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Parishads
The Secret of Real Religion
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Deconstructing the Lilamrta
Una Respuesta de Hridayananda
El Consecuencialismo de Hriday
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Tribhuvanath's Festival Team
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Saturday Laffs
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Your Position is Different
Association With Saintly Persons
El "Krishna West"
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Tribhuvanath's Festival Team
Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
Asta-kaliya-nitya-lila
Deconstructing the Lilamrta
Los Príncipes, Parte Dos
The Ramayan of Valmiki
Jai Srila Prabhupada!

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