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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

"May cows stay in front of me; may cows stay behind me; may cows stay on both sides of me. May I always reside in the midst of cows."
(HBV 16.252)
In remembrance of Kurma Rupa dasa

Nathadwar Picchvai

Jayadvaita Swami on Kirtana Standards;
Sura das Responds

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 30, CANADA (SUN) — In the following video, Jayadvaita Swami is preaching at ISKCON Juhu in November 2014, giving part two of his 'Kirtan Standards Seminar'. His remarks, mood and message are entirely controversial. Following this is a second video containing the response lecture presented by Sura das, a senior godbrother who has long been involved in management of the BBT.

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50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's Departure for West

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 30, ASIA (SUN) — August 30th marks the observance day of the 50th Anniversary of the start of Srila Prabhupada's transcendental journey west aboard the Jaladuta.

50 years ago, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada mercifully came to America. Having taken sannyasa, he arranged passage aboard the Jaladuta, a freighter owned by the Scindia Steamship Company. In August 1965, Srila Prabhupada began his journey, sailing out of Bombay for his destination in Boston, Massachusetts. Leaving India with little more than several trunks containing 200 sets of his transcendental three-volume Srimad Bhagwatam, on the orders of his Spiritual Master, Srila Prabhupada began his epic journey to preach Krsna consciousness in the Western world.

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A Hard Sell

BY: ALAKAZAM DAS

Aug 30, ASIA (SUN) — At a time when the Vietnam War was raging on and the peace movement was growing, Srila Prabhupada arrived in America and presented Bhagavad-gita As It Is, a scripture in which Krishna chastises Arjuna for being a pacifist and tells him to get onto the battlefield and kill.

At the height of the Civil Rights Movement and a time when feminism was on the rise, Srila Prabhupada came to teach that spiritually we are all equal, but on the bodily platform it just isn't so.

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Sahajiyas Mislead Others

BY: KRISHNA DASA

Aug 30, USA (SUN) —

I would like to thank both Mahavidya das and Caitanya das for their recent articles on the topic of sahajiya. Thank you, Caitanya das, for pointing out in your article, 'Defining a Sahajiya,' two of many references to sahajiya:

" .........for as soon as they come into contact with a pure devotee their lives will become successful." (Adi lila 8.22. Purport)

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Fussy Academia Edit Makes Simple Complicated

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Aug 30, DENMARK (SUN) — Bhagavad- gita As It Is, 8.4.

Original, authorized 1972 edition:
"Physical nature is known to be endlessly mutable. The universe is the cosmic form of the Supreme Lord, and I am that Lord represented as the Supersoul, dwelling in the heart of every embodied being."

Original, authorized 1968 edition:
"The physical Nature is known to be endlessly mutable. The universe is the cosmic Form of the Supreme Lord, and I am that Lord represented as the Supersoul, dwelling in the heart of every embodied being."

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Krishna West - Mad Rush to Copy Started

BY: HANUMAN DAS

Aug 30, CROATIA (SUN) —

ISKCON ping pong acarya mercifully led us to higher dimensions of sannyasa a few weeks ago, as shown in my previous video. Since many females in ISKCON constantly want to be equal to men, after ping pong acarya defeated a female, he proclaimed that Krishna West is a great success. In the following video, we analyse his success story:

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Super-sized Krishna Temple Opens in Grand Style in Penang

BY: STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Aug 30, BUTTERWORTH, PENANG, MALAYSIA (MALAYSIA CHRONICLE) — Thousands of Hindu devotees came for the opening of the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple of Devotion and Under¬standing in Seberang Jaya, which is billed as the country's grandest Krishna temple. The pinnacle of the day-long ceremony yesterday was the Kumbha Abhiseka, which saw holy water sprinkled from the top of the temple onto devotees after a series of prayers.

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BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 30, CANADA (SUN) — New items in the Sun's Classified ads section.

[ Seva ]


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

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Sri Balarama-
paddhati-patala

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 26, CANADA (SUN) — Balarama Purnima, the glorious Appearance day of Lord Balarama is celebrated on August 29th.

Sri Balarama-paddhati-patala - Sri Garga-samhita, Canto Eight, Volume Two, Chapter Ten

Text 1

duryodhana uvaca bhagavan gargacaryena gopi-yuthaya katham dattam balabhadra-pancangam tat-krpaya vadatat. tvam sarvajno 'si

Duryodhana said: O master, you know everything. Please kindly repeat to me what Garga Muni spoke to the gopis to tell them of the five-part worship of Lord Balarama.

Text 2

Sri Pradvipaka Muni said: O king of the Kauravas, one day Garga Muni left Mount Garga and went to Vraja to bathe in the Yamuna. In a certain forest grove by the Yamuna's shore, where gentle breezes moved the graceful trees, flowering vines, and new sprouts, and where the bees were maddened by the sweet scent of the flowers, some gopis bowed down before Garga Muni, who was rapt in meditation on Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama. Remembering their previous birth as snake-princesses, the gopis asked him what kind of devotional service they should perform to attain the company of Lord Balarama. Seeing their great devotion, Garga Muni gave these gopis the paddhati, patala, stotra, kavaca, and sahasra-nama of Lord Balarama. What more do you wish to hear? You may ask.

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NBS#19: 'Birth Of
The Unborn'

BY: NITYAM BHAGAVATA-SEVAYA

Aug 28, MUMBAI, INDIA (SUN) —

On the auspicious occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami and the appearance day of Srila Prabhupada, we wish to humbly offer this special edition at Their lotus feet.

**Janmashtami Special Edition** NBS#19 Features:-

1) Seasonal Changes at the time of Lord Krishna's Birth
His Divine Grace A .C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

2) The Cause of Birth of Lord Krishna
Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur

3) Lord Krishna's Journey to Gokula
Sripad Vallabhacharya

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Prabhupada Set the Standards Very High

BY: ALAKAZAM DAS

Aug 26, ASIA (SUN) — Throughout the years I am noticing more and more an undercurrent of confusion, consternation and even criticism concerning some of the (so-called) controversial statements found in Srila Prabhupada's writings. Let me say this about that.

The serious student of Krishna consciousness -- the genuine surrendered disciple or follower of Prabhupada is one who has reached a stage of feeling fed up with -- disgusted and disillusioned with -- life in the material world. Sastra defines this as being materially exhausted. Such a person who is ready, willing and eager to render submissive aural reception will have no problem whatsoever with anything spoken or written by the authorized representative spiritual master who is disseminating knowledge of the absolute truth.

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How Our Society
is to Function

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Aug 26, UK (SUN) — Recently I completed some business with one gentleman who owned a stately home near Yoeville in the U.K. We were discussing the social state of the U.K. in current times and how Socialism at present is not in vogue. He reflected upon events and told the story of a landowner around the 1920s who had coal mines on his lands, and how the landowner had such a good relationship with his workers. He had genuine respect, care, and had the workers interest in his heart, and would frequently join them in the mines to see how things were going. A real kshatriya in spirit. In turn, the workers were very fond of the boss. Perhaps we could say it was a relationship of love and trust.

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Parishads: Srila Rupa Goswami

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 26, CANADA (SUN) — The Disappearance day of Srila Rupa Goswami is observed on August 26th.

shri-rupa-maïjari khyata yasid vrindavane pura | sadya rupakhya-gosvami bhutva prakatatam iyat

She who was known in Vrindavan as Rupa Manjari has now appeared as Rupa Goswami. (Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika 180)

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Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 80

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 30, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.

The Rashtrakutas

'In the middle of 8th Century the Chalukya rule was ended by their feudatory, the Rashtrakuta family rulers of Berar (modern Amravati district of Maharashtra). Sensing an opportunity during a weak period in the Chalukya's rule, Dantidurga trounced the great Chalukyan, Karnatabala, ('power of Karnata').[100-1]

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We Are Completely Personalist

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Aug 30, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada:...So the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement means variety of service to the Supreme. The example is just like, the varieties of different parts of the body: the head is there, the hand is there, the brain is there, the leg is there. The head cannot work like the leg, neither the leg can work like the brain. The hand cannot work the belly, or belly cannot work like the hand. Varieties. Similarly, there are varieties of service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and if we serve Kṛṣṇa with our varieties, sa karmaṇā manasā vācā, then it is everything peaceful. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement.

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BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 30, CANADA (SUN) — An excerpted presentation of Sri Vishnu Purana, translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, 1840.

VISHŃU PURÁŃA - BOOK IV
CHAPTER XX

Descendants of Kuru. Devápi abdicates the throne: assumed by Śántanu: he is confirmed by the Brahmans: Bhíshma his son by Gangá: his other sons. Birth of Dhritarásht́ra, Páńd́u, and Vidura. The hundred sons of Dhritarásht́ra. The five sons of Páńd́u: married to Draupadí: their posterity. Paríkshit, the grandson of Arjuna, the reigning king.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Aug 30,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

August 30, 1973, London
Morning Walk
"There are two kinds of devastation. One devastation is at the night of Brahma and one final devastation is the whole cosmic manifestation finished."

August 30, 1973, London
Bhagavad-gita 2.28
"Moha means illusion. I am creating illusory circumstances and becoming entangled. This is my position. But my real objective is how to get out of this illusion and come to my original consciousness, Krsna consciousness, and then I get back."

August 30, 1973, London
Room Conversation with Officer Harry Edwards, the Village Policeman
"No, we should generally know that we may take pleasure chanting Hare Krsna loudly. Others may not."

August 30, 1975, Vrndavana
Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.63
"Overpopulation, there is no question of. If Krsna has overpopulation, He is competent to supply them food. But it is the nature's restriction. When we become godless, the nature's trouble will be there."


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

Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 79

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 28, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.

The Pandyas

In Caitanya-caritamrta Adi lila 1.19, and elsewhere in Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's writings we find mention of the Pandya kingdom, primarily in reference to it being the birthplace of Sri Visnuswami, Acarya of the Rudra Sampradaya. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta describes why the priests at Jagannatha Puri are known as the Lord's 'pandya' servants, as noted in this excerpt from our Rudra Sampradaya section:

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BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 28, CANADA (SUN) — An excerpted presentation of Sri Vishnu Purana, translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, 1840.

VISHŃU PURÁŃA - BOOK IV
CHAPTER XIX - Part Two

The son of Mahávíryya was Urukshaya, who had three sons, Trayyáruńa, Pushkarin, and Kapi; the last of whom became a Brahman. The son of Vrihatkshatra was Suhotra, whose son was Hastin, who founded the city of Hastinápur. The sons of Hastin were Ajamíd́ha, Dwimíd́ha, and Purumíd́ha. One son of Ajamíd́ha was Kańwa, whose son was Medhátithi; his other son was Vrihadishu, whose son was Vrihadvasu; his son was Vrihatkarman; his son was Jayadratha; his son was Viśwajit; his son was Senajit, whose sons were Ruchiráśwa, Káśya, Drid́hadhanush, and Vasahanu.

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Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 78

BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 26, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.

The Pandyas

'The Pallava dynasty was replaced by the Pandyas in the 8th Century. Their capital city, Madurai, was in the deep south, away from the coast. The Pandyas had extensive trade links with the Southeast Asian maritime empires of Srivijaya (Sumatra) and their successors. They even had diplomatic contacts reaching as far afield as the Roman Empire.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA

Aug 26, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"The suggested ceremonial gifts for the spiritual master are as follows: grains; fruits; ghee; flowers; clothing and garments; bedding; shoes; umbrellas; asana; sacred thread; utensils; lamp; bead bags; neck beads; incense; ornaments; money."

(Letter to Nayanabhirama, April 4, 1971)

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BY: SUN STAFF

Aug 26, CANADA (SUN) — An excerpted presentation of Sri Vishnu Purana, translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, 1840.

VISHŃU PURÁŃA - BOOK IV
CHAPTER XIX - Part One

Descendants of Puru. Birth of Bharata, the son of Dushyanta: his sons killed: adopts Bharadwája or Vitatha. Hastin, founder of Hastinapur. Sons of Ajámíd́ha, and the races derived from them, as Pánchálas, &c. Kripa and Kripí found by Śántanu. Descendants of Riksha, the son of Ajámíd́ha. Kurukshetra named from Kuru. Jarásandha and others, kings of Magadhá.

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Sage Gone Plural

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Aug 26, DENMARK (SUN) — Bhagavad- gita As It Is 5.18.

Original, authorized 1972 edition:
"The humble sage, by virtue of true knowledge, sees with equal vision a learned and gentle brāhmaṇa, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcaste] ."

Original, authorized 1968 edition:
"The humble sage sees with equal vision a learned and gentle Brahmin, a cow, an elephant, a dog, and a dog-eater (outcaste)."

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To Think of Krsna,
What is the Difficulty?

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Aug 26, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — Prabhupada: So what is the difficulty? Krsna is recommending these four things: man-mana bhava, "always think of Me." You, man-mana bhava mad-bhaktah. "You become My devotee." Unless you become devotee, you cannot think of Krsna. That is automatic. If you think of Krsna always, that means you are devotee. Otherwise, why a person wastes his time thinking of Krsna? He can think of business. He can think of so many other things. Only the devotee can think of Krsna. So if you think of Krsna, then automatically you become devotee. Is there any objection?

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Middle Kingdoms of India
Krishna West Mad Rush
Fussy Academia Edit
Sahajiyas Mislead Others 
50th Anniversary, Jaladuta
A Hard Sell
Jayadvaita Swami, Sura das
Completely Personalist
Vishnu Purana
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Classifieds
Sunday Laffs
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Middle Kingdoms of India
NBS#19: 'Birth Of The Unborn'
Balarama-paddhati-patala
Vishnu Purana
Middle Kingdoms of India
Parishads
What is the Difficulty?
Sage Gone Plural
How Society is to Function
Standards Very High
Vishnu Purana
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Middle Kingdoms of India
Life's Final Examination
Pavitropana Ekadasi
Renunciation Renounced
Jhulan Yatra
Learning from the Experts
Taking Shelter (again)
Vishnu Purana
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Middle Kingdoms of India
Quote From the Sastra
Stay Strong in Krsna
Better Watch Out…
Bhaktivedanta College
Vishnu Purana
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Classifieds
Saturday Laffs

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