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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

Lord Varaha
Calcutta Woodcut, c. 1890

Only Wear Saffron

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 05, CANADA (SUN) — From "My Glorious Master" by Bhurijana Prabhu (page 227).

Prabhupada: Why your dress is not as a sannyasi?

Tusta Krsna: The robes make people uncomfortable, Prabhupada. They see you as different and can't relate. They won't relax enough to listen when I wear robes.

Prabhupada: But sannyasis must dress in saffron with robes and shaven head.

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Confessions of the Evolutionists, Chapter 27

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 05, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the book by author Harun Yahya.

Confessions that the Order in the Universe Cannot Have Come About by Chance

Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist at Arizona State University:

Everywhere we look in the Universe, from the far flung galaxies to the deepest recesses of the atom, we encounter order. . . Central to the idea of a very special, orderly Universe is the concept of information. A highly structured system, displaying a great deal of organized activity, needs a lot of information to describe it. Alternatively, we may say that it contains much information.

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Redundant Edit ad Nauseam

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Jul 05, DENMARK (SUN) — Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 18.50.

Original, authorized 1972 edition:
"O son of Kuntī, learn from Me in brief how one can attain to the supreme perfectional stage, Brahman, by acting in the way which I shall now summarize."

'Manuscript':
"O son of Kunti, learn from Me how one can attain to the Supreme perfectional stage, Brahman, by acting in the way I shall now summarize:"

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Develop Your Love for Krsna Then Krsna
Will be Seen

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 05, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — Conversation with Bajaj and Bhusan -- September 11, 1972, Arlington, Texas, at Their Home.

Srila Prabhupada: "...You are thinking Kṛṣṇa is gone, but Kṛṣṇa is present by His instruction, by His name, by His form, by His quality, by His pastime, because He is absolute. Kṛṣṇa is never absent. Simply we have to see, we have to make our eyes to see Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is always present. Premāñjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santaḥ sadaiva hṛdayeṣu vilokayanti (Bs. 5.38). Those who are saintly person, they are seeing twenty-four hours, every minute, Kṛṣṇa. Hṛdayeṣu vilokayanti. How? Premāñjana-cchurita. When there is love of Kṛṣṇa. Just like ordinarily, if you love somebody, you will find him everywhere. So you have to develop your love for Kṛṣṇa; then Kṛṣṇa will be seen."

Guest (2): How about love between people? Just like this... Is that bondage also?

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Jul 05, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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1972 Edition
Is the Manuscript

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Jul 03, DENMARK (SUN) — His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada:

"Originally I wrote Bhagavad-gītā As It Is in the form in which it is presented now. When this book was first published, the original manuscript was, unfortunately, cut short to less than 400 pages, without illustrations and without explanations for most of the original verses of the Śrīmad Bhagavad-gītā. In all of my other books—Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, Śrī Īśopaniṣad, etc.—the system is that I give the original verse, its English transliteration, word-for-word Sanskrit-English equivalents, translations and purports. This makes the book very authentic and scholarly and makes the meaning self-evident. I was not very happy, therefore, when I had to minimize my original manuscript. But later on, when the demand for Bhagavad-gītā As It Is considerably increased, I was requested by many scholars and devotees to present the book in its original form, and Messrs. Macmillan and Co. agreed to publish the complete edition. Thus the present attempt is to offer the original manuscript of this great book of knowledge with full paramparā explanation in order to establish the Kṛṣṇaconsciousness movement more soundly and progressively."

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Mula-Ramayana: A Vaisnava Samskrita Reader

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 03, INDIA (SUN) — Book review from a Sun contributor.

In order to fill a long felt lacuna for those who wish to start reading Samskritam, a new edition of the Mula-ramayana has just been released by Bhakta Demian Martins, an ISKCON brahmacari who holds a Ph.D. in Samskrita from the Benares Hindu University. Bhakta Demian joined ISKCON at Brazil, and spent ten years studying Samskritam at Benares. He now resides at Vrindavan, where he has undertaken research into the works of the great Gaudiya Vaishnava scholar, Baladeva Vidyabhusana. His aim is to obtain, translate, and publish all of Baladeva's thirty or so compositions.

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Confessions of the Evolutionists, Chapter 26

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 03, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the book by author Harun Yahya.

Confessions That the Universe Did Have a Beginning

Up to the beginning of the 20th century, the prevailing view was that the universe was of infinite dimensions, and that it had existed and would continue to exist for ever. According to this view, known as the Static Universe Model, there was no question of the universe having any beginning or an end.

This perspective, which represents the basis of materialist philosophy, regarded the universe as being a stable, fixed and unchanging accumulation of matter, while denying the existence of any Creator.

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Simply Being Related with the Spiritual Master

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 03, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — Suppose someone is satisfied simply being related with the spiritual master.

Hansadutta: So Prabhupada, a neophyte devotee, he may think it might be very nice to be Krishna's friend, but he may actually be a blade of grass and he'll be fully satisfied when he comes to that stage?

Prabhupada: No. If he thinks like that, then he should cultivate that knowledge in that way. Yes. That is described in The Nectar of Devotion and Teachings of Lord Caitanya.

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Ojai Ratha Yatra Coverage

BY: MAYESVARA DASA (ACBSP)

Jul 03, OJAI, CALIFORNIA (SUN) —

Ojai Valley News coverage of the upcoming July 4th Ojai Ratha Yatra:

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Go or Gavaya

BY: VRAJANANDA DAS

Jul 01, FRANCE (SUN) — About one year ago I had the good fortune to receive direct instructions from Kurma Rupa Prabhu in his answer about go seva in western countries, following the discussion that I had with a member of another famous goshala in Vrindavan. I commented to him: "They [claim] that to serve cows other than pure Indian go is not go seva", to summarise the content of my request to him.

I think this letter may be useful to clear all doubts about western go seva to devotees who may come in contact with the below mentioned goshala. If Kurma Rupa Prabhu has taken the time to give me an elaborate explanation as an expert in Krsna's cows, it's for the welfare of the cows around the world and for the renewed acknowledgement of the service rendered to them, so I decided to share with all the assembled devotees.

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The Reality of America

BY: BHAKTA ROBERTO

Jul 01, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, USA (SUN) — The current state of American society is complete insanity. Every soul here is constantly bombarded with ideas for better economic development, meat eating, sex and murder. I wish to go out to every apartment complex and Walmart in my city and show them that chanting the Holy Name of the Supreme Person is our true purpose in this time, but if I were to do that I could get arrested and sued. This is not the America Srila Prabhupada came to. Everyone is mad and insane. Does anyone see how many animals are slaughtered daily? Does anyone realize the majority of TV content is sex and murder?

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Confessions of the Evolutionists, Chapter 25

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 01, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the book by author Harun Yahya.

Confessions that Life Can Only Have Been Created

Every living thing in the world has been equipped with flawless systems and immaculate harmony. The impeccable biological characteristics and systems that living things possess to protect themselves, reproduce, feed or hunt, and their compatibility with their environmental surroundings, is definitive evidence of the existence of a single Creator.

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Thinkers Only Edit

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

JuL 01, DENMARK (SUN) — Bhagavad- gita As It Is, 5.6.

Original, authorized 1972 edition:
"Unless one is engaged in the devotional service of the Lord, mere renunciation of activities cannot make one happy. The sages, purified by works of devotion, achieve the Supreme without delay."

Manuscript:
"Without engagement in the devotional service of the Lord bare renouncement of all activities is not happy, but a person in Krsna conscious-ness, engaged in the devotional service of the Lord, can achieve the Supreme without delay."

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BY: SUN EDITORS

Jul 01, CANADA (SUN) —

The Sun has declined to print a few submissions regarding the departure of H.G. Kurma Rupa dasa, including one today from my godsister Dharini dasi, which appears on Dandavats. As I explained to her, the issue is a philosophical one. The ISKCON institution's leadership never supported Kurma Rupa dasa while he was alive and serving Krsna's cows, because he did not support so many of the institution's key philosophical positions. Nonetheless, the institutional media -- Dandavats and ISKCON News -- have been quick to publish memorial offerings. It is unfortunate irony, if not sentimental exploitation. Although Dharini dd had a hard time today believing that this is my personal position, it's a fact -- and the Sun will not participate in cross-posting this particular content. Doing so would be more dishonour than honour.


15th Annual Seshadripuram Ratha Yatra - A Grand Success

BY: ISKCON SRI JAGANNATH MANDIR

Jul 01, SINGAPORE (SUN) — This Year, ISKCON Seshadripuram had celebrated its 15th Annual Ratha Yatra Festival on the 20th of June. As the rural Naama Hatta programs have been expanding, over 500 devotees from rural Karnataka had visited and a few international devotees from Australia, Malaysia and Bangladesh had also joined in to pull Jagannath back into their hearts. We were fortunate to conduct this festival with HG Revati Raman Prabhu (ISKCON GBC, ISKCON Tirupati Temple President) and HG Radhesyam Prabhu (ISKCON Pune).

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Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 53

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 05, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.

The Senas

A copperplate found in the Adilpur (Edilpur) pargana of Faridpur district in 1838 A.D. was acquired by the Asiatic Society of Bengal, but later went missing from collection. However, an account of the copperplate was published in the Dacca Review and Epigraphic Indica. The copperplate inscription is written in Sanskrit and in Ganda character, and dated 3rd Jyaistha of 1136 Samval, or 1079 A.D.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 05, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"One who is brought under the lotus feet of the Lord by the endeavor of the Lord's servant, the spiritual master, is certainly immediately purified, however lowborn he may be. He becomes eligible to return home, back to Godhead."

(Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.41)

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BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 05, CANADA (SUN) — An excerpted presentation of Sri Vishnu Purana, translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, 1840.

VISHŃU PURÁŃA - BOOK III
CHAPTER XVIII - Part Two

When the Daityas had thus declined from the path of the holy writings, the deities took courage, and gathered together for battle. Hostilities accordingly were renewed, but the demons were now defeated and slain by the gods, who had adhered to the righteous path. The armour of religion, which had formerly protected the Daityas, had been discarded by them, and upon its abandonment followed their destruction.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jul 05,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit PrabhupadaVani.org for audio files and transcripts.

July 5, 1971, Los Angeles
Lecture Excerpt
"If you do not love, do not develop your love for God or Krsna, then what is the use of your philosophizing and scientific knowledge? This is all useless."

July 5, 1975, Chicago
Morning Walk
"Common men, they didn't care for big palace, the palatial building. Common man would be very glad to live in a cottage, and a small garden for growing vegetables, fruits, small lake, that's all. Not wasting time for big, big buildings, big, big... What is called, amenities?"

July 5, 1975, Chicago
Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.21
"Mind is very flickering. Even five thousand years ago, when Arjuna was advised by Krsna that "You make your restless mind fixed up," he frankly said, "Krsna, it is not possible.'"

July 5, 1975, Chicago
Room Conversation with Mr. & Mrs. Wax, Writer and Editing Manager of Playboy Magazine
"Everything is there. If you train a boy to become first-class man, he can become first-class man. If you don't train, then he will become a debauch, criminal, disturbing."

July 5, 1975, Chicago
Room Conversation with Lt. Mozee, Policeman
"This is the age of forgetting God. We say it is Kali-yuga. Kali-yuga means the age of misunderstanding. And that is, I said, dirty things within the heart. So God is so powerful that if we chant the holy name of God, then we become purified."

July 5, 1976, Washington, D.C.
Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya 20.100
"Sometimes we are accused, the Vaisnavas are, of slave mentality because they want to serve God. And the Mayavadis, they think that "We are so exalted that I am as good as God. I am God." That is their position. But actually, nobody is God here. Everyone is servant."

July 5, 1976, Washington, D.C.
Conversation with Prof. Saligram and Dr. Sukla
"With that twenty dollars I got out down on the land of America, and that forty rupees. So I did not know where to go, where to stay. So Krsna is giving us all facilities, and these American boys are helping."


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

Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 52

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 03, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.

The Senas

'The Sena ruler Samantasena described himself as a Kshatriya of Karnata (Karnataka). He himself stated that he fought the outlaws of Karnata and later turned an ascetic. The inscriptions of the Sena kings mention them as Brahma-Kshatriyas or Kshatriyas.[60f]

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 03, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"So in this age, Kali-yuga, to kill the demons means to stop their demonic activities by the astra, kirtana, hari-sankirtana, which is spread by His associates."

(Bhagavad-gita Lecture, London, March 10, 1975)

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BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 03, CANADA (SUN) — An excerpted presentation of Sri Vishnu Purana, translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, 1840.

VISHŃU PURÁŃA - BOOK III
CHAPTER XVIII - Part One

Buddha goes to the earth, and teaches the Daityas to contemn the Vedas: his sceptical doctrines: his prohibition of animal sacrifices. Meaning of the term Bauddha. Jainas and Bauddhas; their tenets. The Daityas lose their power, and are overcome by the gods. Meaning of the term Nagna. Consequences of neglect of duty. Story of Śatadhanu and his wife Śaivyá. Communion with heretics to be shunned.

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Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 51

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 01, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.

The Senas

'The Palas were followed by the Sena dynasty, who brought Bengal under one ruler during the 11th to 12th Century. Vijay Sen the second ruler of this dynasty defeated the last Pala emperor, Madanapala, and established his reign. At its peak, the empire covered much of the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent.

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Jai Srila Prabhupada!

BY: SUDARSHAN DASA


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

Jul 01, SINGAPORE (SUN) —

"Anyone who follows in the footsteps of Narada Muni is certainly a pure devotee."

(Srimad Bhagavatam 6.16.26)

FULL STORY

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 01, CANADA (SUN) — An excerpted presentation of Sri Vishnu Purana, translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, 1840.

VISHŃU PURÁŃA - BOOK III
CHAPTER. XVII.

Of heretics, or those who reject the authority of the Vedas: their origin, as described by Vaśisht́ha to Bhíshma: the gods, defeated by the Daityas, praise Vishńu: an illusory being, or Buddha, produced from his body.

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I Offer My Obeisances, and I Worship Lord Nityananda

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS

Jul 01, SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) — Sri Nityanandastakam - Eight Verses Glorifying Lord Nityananda: "Lord Nityananda's Face is as Splendid as the Autumn Moon" By Sri Srimad Vrndavana Dasa Acarya Thakura.

Lord Nityananda's lotus face is so beautiful, I have no language to describe. The moon in the autumn season is very beautiful but Lord Nityananda Prabhu's face is more beautiful than this. So cooling like the autumn moon. The effulgence coming out from His body and His bodily features are very, very beautiful, supremely beautiful. Such beauty cannot be found anywhere. He always moves like a mad elephant because He is intoxicated with krsna-prema-rasa-madhira. Krsna-prema-rasa is like a liquor and He has drunk it and become intoxicated like a mad elephant.

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Middle Kingdoms of India
Develop Your Love for Krsna
Redundant Edit ad Nauseam
Confessions of the Evolutionists
Only Wear Saffron
Vishnu Purana
Saturday Laffs
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Middle Kingdoms of India
Simply Being Related
Confessions of the Evolutionists
1972 Edition Is Manuscript
Vishnu Purana
Ojai Ratha Yatra Coverage
Mula-Ramayana
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Middle Kingdoms of India
Worship Lord Nityananda
Thinkers Only Edit
Confessions of the Evolutionists
The Reality of America
Go or Gavaya
Vishnu Purana
Editor's Note
Seshadripuram Ratha
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Middle Kingdoms of India
Confessions of the Evolutionists
Owned Edit in Opposition
Srirangam Temple
O Prema-Bhakta Mahajanas!
Passing of Kurma Rupa dasa
Kurma Rupa dasa Brahmachari
Vishnu Purana
Mosques against Vedic Culture
Ojai Ratha Festival
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Middle Kingdoms of India
Confessions of the Evolutionists
SCOTUS Ruling & Temples
New York Ratha Yatras
Vishnu Purana
Departure of Kurma Rupa
Jai Srila Prabhupada!
Saturday Laffs

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