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dadati yo bhagavatam
sa yati paramam gatim
SB. 12.13.13: Translation:
"If on the full moon day of the month of Bhadra one places Srimad Bhagavatam on a golden throne and gives it as a gift, he will attain thesupreme transcendental destination".
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's Purport:
One should place Srimad-Bhagavatam on a golden throne because it is the king of all literature. On the full-moon day of the month of Bhadra, the sun, which is compared to this king of literatures, is present in the constellation Leo and looks as if raised up on a royal throne. (According to astrology, the sun is said to be exalted in the sign of Leo.) Thus one may unreservedly worship Srimad-Bhagavatam, the supreme divine scripture.
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS
Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 1
Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra
atha vyavasthitan drstva
dhanur udyamya pandavah
hrsikesam tada vakyam
idam aha mahi-pate
WORD FOR WORD
atha--thereupon; vyavasthitan--situated; drstva--looking upon;
dhartarastran--the sons of Dhrtarastra; kapi-dhvajah--he whose flag
was marked with Hanuman; pravrtte--while about to engage;
sastra-sampate--in releasing his arrows; dhanuh--bow;
udyamya--taking up; pandavah--the son of Pandu (Arjuna);
hrsikesam--unto Lord Krsna; tada--at that time; vakyam--words;
idam--these; aha--said; mahi-pate--O King.
At that time Arjuna, the son of Pandu, seated in the chariot
bearing the flag marked with Hanuman, took up his bow and prepared
to shoot his arrows. O King, after looking at the sons of
Dhrtarastra drawn in military array, Arjuna then spoke to Lord
Krsna these words.
PURPORT by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
The battle was just about to begin. It is understood from the above
statement that the sons of Dhrtarastra were more or less
disheartened by the unexpected arrangement of military force by the
Pandavas, who were guided by the direct instructions of Lord Krsna
on the battlefield. The emblem of Hanuman on the flag of Arjuna is
another sign of victory because Hanuman cooperated with Lord Rama
in the battle between Rama and Ravana, and Lord Rama emerged
victorious. Now both Rama and Hanuman were present on the chariot
of Arjuna to help him. Lord Krsna is Rama Himself, and wherever
Lord Rama is, His eternal servitor Hanuman and His eternal consort
Sita, the goddess of fortune, are present. Therefore, Arjuna had no
cause to fear any enemies whatsoever. And above all, the Lord of
the senses, Lord Krsna, was personally present to give him
direction. Thus, all good counsel was available to Arjuna in the
matter of executing the battle. In such auspicious conditions,
arranged by the Lord for His eternal devotee, lay the signs of
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(here's some nectar, sometimes it comes in the form of Srutakirti prabhu's diary, other times from Govinda dasi's diary, or sometimes from a letter, but still nectar...)
Prabhupada decided that he would take makaradhvaja
only once a day for a while and observe the effect. Prabhupada said his
father also used to take makaradhvaja. "Svarna-sindhu is another preparation
which is cheaper."
Svarupa Damodara received a telegram informing him of the passing away of his grandfather and requesting his presence for the sraddha ceremony, especially as there were no other senior members of the family. He approached Srila Prabhupada and said, "I do not know if it is proper. My grandfather has expired. May I take leave?" Prabhupada answered by citing the verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam, "Devarsi bhutapta...: Those who are engaged in Krsna's service have no necessity for such things. Anyone who is fully engaged in Krsna's service has no other duty. He is no longer anyone else's servant because he has taken shelter of the ultimate Supreme Person. The sraddha ceremony is not required for a devotee fully surrendered at the lotus feet of Krsna. Now whatever you want to do...."
Svarupa Damodara heard these good instructions and looked towards me. I confirmed his decision not to go.
Prabhupada: I am persevering, but where is March? I want to stay but circumstances differ. Don't give me any medicine. Simply chant and parikrama.
During the night Hari-sauri Prabhu informed Srila Prabhupada of the death of Samjata in Bhubaneshwar. Hari-sauri inquired whether dying in the dhama guaranteed that one will go back to Godhead. Srila Prabhupada replied, "At least you get many years in the heavenly planets." He quoted relevant verses from the Sixth Chapter of Bhagavad-gita.
- From the TKG's Diary by HH Tamal Krishna Goswami
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Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
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Caitanya Caritamrta Adi 1.15
Mayapur, March 4, 1975
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Nitai: "Glory to the all-merciful Radha and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything to me."
jayatam suratau pangor
mama manda-mater gati
[Cc. Adi 1.15]
This is the surrendering process of the author, Kaviraja Gosvami. Before beginning to write Caitanya-caritamrta, he submitted himself to the lotus feet of Madana-mohana. (aside:) That child may be... So he is submitting that Radha-Madana-mohana... Those who have gone to Vrndavana, they have seen the temple of Radha-Madana-mohana. That was established by Sanatana Gosvami, the first disciple of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sanatana Gosvami established this Madana-mohana temple, and Rupa Gosvami established that Govindaji's temple, and the Jiva Gosvami established Radha-Damodara temple. Gopal Bhatta Gosvami established Radha-Ramana temple. In this way, in Vrndavana there are seven temples authorizedly established by the Gaudiya-sampradaya, Caitanya Mahaprabhu's sampradaya. Later on, many big, big kings and zamindars, landlords, they also established many temples, big, big temples. And altogether, there are five thousand temples in a small city like Vrndavana, and thousands of men go to see the Deities in every temple almost every day, and especially during the four months Sravana, Bhadra, Asvina, Karttika: July, in July, August, September, October. So Vrndavana is always crowded by many pilgrims, and anyone who goes there, immediately he feels spiritual consciousness, especially nowadays.
So the Gaudiya Vaisnava especially... Gaudiya Vaisnava means the followers of... [break] ...Mahaprabhu. There are four Vaisnava sampradaya originally: from Lord Brahma, Brahma-sampradaya; and from Lord Siva, Rudra-sampradaya; and from goddess of fortune, Laksmi, Sri-sampradaya; and from the catuh-sana, four kinds of sanas, Sanat Kumara, Sananda, like that. So the four sampradaya is coming from time immemorial. So we belong to the Brahma sampradaya, the Gaudiya-sampradaya. Sampradaya means just like there are political parties, but their aim is to develop the country, nation's interest, although... Just like in your country there are political parties, Democratic parties. What other parties?
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Every disciple should always remain busy in
work for Krishna. We shall not allow to remain
vacant our mind, and if the mind is always filled
up with Krishna Conciouness activities, there
is no chance of Maya to sit on the mind and force
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uttishthata jägrata präpya varän nibodhata
kshurasya dhärä nishitä duratyayä
durgam pathas tat kavayo vadanti
"Wake up and take advantage of the human form of life.
Learned transcendentalists say that the path of spiritual life is
difficult; it is sharp like a razor's edge."
(Katha Upanishad 1:3:14)
näyam ätmä pravachanena labhyo na medhayä
na bahunä shrutena
yam evaisha vrinute tena labhyas tasyaisha ätmä vivrinute tanüm sväm
"The Supreme Self can never be known by any amount of
argument, reasoning, intelligence, or by much hearing. To those whom
He chooses, HOWEVER, He may reveal His personal form."
(Katha Upanishad 1:2:23)
nigama-kalpa-taror galitam phalam
pibata bhägavatam rasam älayam
muhur aho rasikä bhuvi bhävukäh
Shrimad-Bhägavatam is the essence of all Vedic literature.
It is the ripened fruit of the desire tree of Vedic knowledge. It
has been sweetened by emanating from the mouth of Sukadeva Gosvämi.
O thoughtful men, who relish transcendental mellows, always taste
this fully ripened fruit. As long as you are aspiring to be absorbed
in the transcendental bliss derived from the Lord's loving service,
you should continue tasting Shrimad-Bhägavatam even after liberation.
(Srimad Bhägavatam - Mahabhagavat Purana. 1:1:3)
artho 'yam brahma-sütränäm bhäratärtha
gäyatri-bhäshya-rüpo 'sau vedärtha-paribrimhitah
The Shrimad-Bhägavatam explains the meaning of Vedänta
and the purpose of Mahäbhäräta. It reveals the inner meaning
of the Gäyatri mantra and the essence of the Vedas.
mui, mora bhakta, ära grantha-bhägavate
yära bheda äcche tära näsha bhälamate
Myself, My devotees, and the scripture Shrimad-Bhägavatam
one who sees any difference between these three will find that all his
intelligence has been destroyed.
(Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat Madhya-lila 18.
väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; paräh - the ultimate goal; vedäh - revealed scriptures; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; paräh - for worshiping; makhäh - sacrifices; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; paräh - the means of attaining; yogäh - mystic paraphernalia; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; paräh - under His control; kriyäh - fruitive activities; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; param - the supreme; jnänam - knowledge; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; param - best; tapah - austerity; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; parah - superior quality; dharmah - religion; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; paräh - ultimate; gatih - goal of life.
"In the revealed scriptures, the ultimate object of knowledge is Shri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead. The purpose of performing sacrifice is to please Him. Yoga is for realizing Him. All fruitive activities are ultimately rewarded by Him only. He is supreme knowledge, and all severe austerities are performed to know Him. Religion [dharma] is rendering loving service unto Him. He is the supreme goal of life.
shrinvanti gayanti gananty abhikshnashah
smaranti nandanti tavehitam janah
ta eva pashyanty achirena tavakam
"O Krishna, those who continuously hear, chant and repeat Your transcendental activities, or take pleasure in others’ doing so, certainly see Your lotus feet, which alone can stop the repetition of birth and death."
Shrimati Kunti Devi - Srimad Bhagavatam 1:8:36.
atah sadho ’tra yat saram
bruhi bhadraya bhutanam
There are many varieties of scriptures, and in all of them there are many prescribed duties, which can be learned only after many years of study in their various divisions. Therefore, O sage, please select the essence of all these scriptures and explain it for the good of all living beings, that by such instruction their hearts may be fully satisfied.
Shaunaka Rishi - Srimad Bhagavatam 1:1:11
In response to those who want/demand to see the Lord:
"By intense service of the Lord, one can experience the presence of the Lord transcendentally. Therefore seeing the Lord means being engaged in His service because His service and His person are identical." (Srimad Bhagavatam. 1:6:22)
Lord Krsna is arranging everything according to what we desire and what we deserve. If we serve Lord Krsna via the process of devotional service, we become free from the material entanglement and become happy; otherwise, we remain in the material world and become implicated in Krsna's maya via the laws of karma.
"We should give up all our tiny efforts to defy the arrangement
of Krsna. Instead whatever arrangements He proposes, we should accept.
This is always better, for this will make us happy. The more we try to
defeat the arrangement of Krsna, the more we become implicated in Krsna's
(Srimad Bhagavatam. 10:13:44)
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"IN EVERY TOWN AND VILLAGE the chanting of the Holy Name of Krishna shall be heard. This was the forecast made by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu almost 500 years ago in India. Today, as the Hare Krishna Mantra -- Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare -- resounds in Bombay and New York, Nairobi and Sydney, and in Paris and Hong Kong, the prophecy of Lord Caitanya stands fulfilled. The universal import of this "Samkirtan Movement" (the congregational chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord) was expressed by Lord Caitanya as follows:
"Glory to the Sri Krishna Samkirtan which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years together. Thus the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death, is extinguished. The Samkirtan Movement is the prime benediction for humanity at large because it spreads the rays of the benediction Moon. It is the life of all transcendental knowledge, it increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and it helps us to have a taste of the full nectar for which we are always anxious."
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A Muslim priest at a Hindu temple
Ghulam Mohammed has proved that religions are just a means to reach the Almighty. He is perhaps the only Muslim in the Gulmarg area of who is known to serve as a priest at a Hindu temple.
Mohammed, a devout Muslim, who practices Hindu rituals with equal ease, says that he believes in the oneness of God. "I reach the temple by six in the morning and leave by nine. And I read Namaaz also...I do not have any problems and there are no restrictions. I just have to work for God. I believe God is one. I only want to pray, whether it is a temple or mosque," he said.
He has been practising as a Hindu priest for the last 15 years.
Hindu devotees said they were awe-struck when they came to know that the temple's priest was a Muslim. "It's really good...we were amazed to hear him reciting hyms and verses with such perfection and ease. We believed he was a Hindu, but felt very nice to know later that he is a Muslim," said Ram Kumar, a Hindu devotee.
"I have never seen any temple where the priest is a Muslim. I have been to so many temples in Kolkata also. But having a Muslim as a priest in Hindu temple, is like strengthening ties between the two religions," Dipankar Malik, a tourist from Kolkata said.
Mohammed says that his Muslim background has also helped him protect the temple in the past from Islamic militants in the disputed region.
Report dated August 24, 2004
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur comments that saralata, or simplicity, is the first qualification of a Vaisnava, whereas duplicity or cunning behaviour is a great offense against the principles of devotional service. As one advances in Krsna consciouness, one must gradually become disgusted with material attachment and thus become more and more attached to the service of the Lord. If one is not factually detached from material activities but still proclaims himself advanced in devotional service, he is cheating. No one will be happy to see such behavior.
Cc. Antya 2.117, purport. Quoted from Sri Krsna Kathamrta Vol.2 No.1
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Thinking about the virtues and faults of this world, some moralist monotheists concluded that this material world is not a place of unalloyed pleasures. Indeed, the sufferings outweigh the pleasures. They decided that the material world is a prison to punish the living entities. If there is punishment, then there must be a crime. If there were no crime, then why would there be any punishment? What crime did the living entities commit?
Unable to properly answer this question, some men of small intelligence gave birth to a very wild idea. God created the first man and placed him in a pleasant garden with his wife. Then God forbade the man to taste the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Following the evil counsel of a wicked being, the first man and woman tasted the fruit of the tree of knowledge, thus disobeying God's command. In this way they fell from that garden into the material world filled with sufferings. Because of their offense, all other living entities are offenders from the moment of their birth. Not seeing any other way to remove this offense, God Himself took birth in a humanlike form, took on His own shoulders the sins of His followers, and then died.
All who follow Him easily attain liberation, and all who do not follow Him fall into an eternal hell. In this way God assumes a humanlike form, punishes Himself, and thus liberates the living entities. An intelligent person cannot make sense of any of this.
To accept this mixed-up religion one must first believe these rather implausible things: "The living entity's life begins at birth and ends at death. Before birth the living entity did not exist, and after death the living entity will no longer stay in the world of material activities.
Only human beings have souls. Other creatures do not have souls." Only extremely unintelligent persons believe this religion. In this religion the living entity is not spiritual in nature. By His own will God created the living entities out of matter. Why are the living entities born into very different situations? The followers of this religion cannot say. Why is one living entity born into a house filled with sufferings, another living entity born into a house filled with joys, another living entity born into the house of a person devoted to God, and another living entity born into a wicked atheist's house? Why is one person born in a situation where he is encouraged to perform pious deeds, and he performs pious deeds and becomes good? Why is another person born in a situation where he is encouraged to sin, and he sins and becomes bad? The followers of this religion cannot answer all these questions. Their religion seems to say that God is unfair and irrational.
Why do they say that animals have no souls? Why do birds and beasts not have souls like human beings? Why do the human beings have only one life, and, because of their actions in that one life are rewarded in eternal heaven or punished with eternal hell? Any person who believes in a truly kind and merciful God will find this religion completely unacceptable. The followers of this religion have no power to worship God selflessly.
In general their idea is that by cultivating fruitive work and speculative philosophy one should work to make improvements in the material world and in this way please God. By building hospitals and schools, and by doing various philanthropic works, they try to do good to the world and thus please God.
Worship of God by performing fruitive work (karma) and by engaging in philosophical speculation (jnana) is very important to them. They have no power to understand pure devotional service (suddha-bhakti), which is free of fruitive work and philosophical speculation. Worship of God done out of a sense of duty is never natural or unselfish. "God has been kind to us, and therefore we should worship Him." These are the thoughts of lesser minds.
Why is this not a good way to worship God? Because one may think, "If God is not kind to me, then I will not worship Him." In this way one has the selfish, bad desire to get God's kindness in the future. If one wishes that God will be kind by allowing one to serve Him, then there is nothing wrong with that desire. But the religion under discussion does not see it in that way. This religion sees God's kindness in terms of one's enjoying a happy life in this material world.
Max Muller the great mis-representer of Vedik Culture:
MAX MULLER'S LETTER: Personal letters give a true picture of the writer's inner mind. A person expresses his inmost feelings in the letters which he writes to his intimate relations and friends. Such letters are very helpful in estimating his real nature and character. Fortunately, a collection called the 'Life and Letters of Frederick Max Muller' has been published in two volumes. A few extracts from those letters would suffice to expose the mind of the man who is held in great esteem in the West for his Sanskrit leaning and impartial judgement.
(i) In a letter of 1866 A.D. (V Sam, 1923) he writes to his wife: 'This edition of mine and the translation of the Veda will hereafter tell to a great extent on the fate of India, .....it is the root of their religion and to show them what the root is, I feel sure, is the only way of uprooting all that has spring from it during the last three thousand years.'(Vol. 1., Ch. XV, Page 346.).
(ii) Max Muller grew so insolent and audacious that he started to challenge
Indians in a direct foolhardy manner. It is clear from a letter written
by him to N.K. Majumdar:
'Tell me some of your chief difficulties that prevent you and your countrymen from openly following Christ, and when I write to you I shall do my best to explain how I and many who agree with me have met them and solved them........ From my point of view, India, at least the best part of it, is already converted to Christianity. You want no persuasion to become a follower of Christ. Then make p your mind to work or yourself. Unite your flock - to hold them together and prevent them from straying. The bridge has been built for you by those who came before you. STEP BOLDLY FORWARD, it will break under you, and you will find many friends to welcome you on the other shore and among them none more delighted that you old friend and fellow labourer F. Max-Muller.'(Vol. II., Ch. XXXIV., pages 415-416.)
Herein Max Muller claims to know 'the true historical value' of Vedic religion, but our history is going to expose the hollowness of the learning and scholarship which he and his colleagues boast of possessing.
V. WEBER'S BIAS: At the time when Max Muller was busy besmirching the
glory of Bharatiya literature and religion in England, Albert Webber was
devoting himself to the same ignominious task in Germany. We have already
referred to the unstinted praise of the Bhagavad Gita by Humboldt. Weber
could not tolerate this. He had the temerity to postulate that the Mahabharata
and Gita were influenced by Christian thought. Mark what he writes:-
'The peculiar colouring of the Krsna Sect, which pervades the whole book, is noteworthy: Christian legendry matter and other Western influences are unmistakably present........
The view of Weber was strongly supported by two other Western scholars, Lorinser and E. Washburn Hopkin. Yet the view was so blatantly absurd that most of the professors in European universities did not accept it in spite of their Christian leanings. But the propagation of this wrong view played its mischief and was mainly responsible for the hesitation of the Western scholars (including the antagonists) to assign to the Mahabharata a date, earlier that the Christian era.
WEBER AND BANKIM CHANDRA: I am not alone in holding this view.
This is what Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya, the well known Bengali scholar, has to say about Weber in his Krishnacharita, 4th chapter:- 'The celebrated Weber was no doubt a scholar but I am inclined to think that it was an unfortunate moment for India when he began the study of Sanskrit. The descendants of the German savages of yesterday could not reconcile themselves to the ancient glory of India. It was therefore, their earnest effort to prove that the civilisation of India was comparatively of recent origin. They could not persuade themselves to believe that the Mahabharata was composed centuries before Christ was born'.
WEBER AND GOLDSTUCKER: Weber and Boehtlingk prepared a dictionary of
the Sanskrit language called the 'Sanskrit Worterbuch. Prof. Kuhn was also
one of their assistants. Being mainly based on the wrong and imaginary
principles of philology, the work is full of wrong meanings in many places
and is, therefore, unreliable and misleading. It is a pity that so much
labour was wasted on account of sheer prejudice. Th dictionary was subject
of severe criticism by Prof. Goldstuker which annoyed the two editors.
Weber was so much upset that he stooped to use abusive language of the
coarsest kind against Prof. Goldstucker. He said that the views of
Prof. Goldstucker about the Worterbuch showed 'a perfect derangement of
his mental faculties', since he did not reject the authority
of the greatest Hindu scholars freely and easily. Replying to their undignified
attacks Prof. Goldstucker exposed the conspiracy of Professors Roth, Boehtlingk,
Weber and Kahn which they had formed to undermine the greatness of ancient
Bharatvarsha. He wrote:
'It will, of course, be my duty to show, at the earliest opportunity, that Dr. Boehtlingk is incapable of understanding even easy rules of Panini, much less those of Katyayana and still less is he capable of making use of them in the understanding of Classical texts. The errors in his department of the Dictionary are so numerous........ that it will fill every serious Sanskritist with dismay, when he calculates the mischievous influence which they must exercise on the study of Sanskrit philology'.
He further remarks: '....that questions which ought to have been decided with the very utmost circumspection and which could not be decided without very laborious research have been trifled with in the Worterbuch in the most unwarranted manner.'
Goldstucker was called upon by one of Boehtlingk's men not only to have
respect for 'the editor of Panini.....'(i.e. Boehtlingk) but even for the
hidden reasons for foisting on the public his blunders of ever kind.
We know that there were no other 'hidden reasons' than their Christian and Jewish bias which impelled them to suppress the correct information of the Hindu grammarians and underrate and vilify Aryan civilisation and culture, and at the same time to serve as tools of the British Government towards the same end.
Professor Kuhn, who 'gave his opinion on the Worterbuch' was 'an individual
whose sole connection with Sanskrit studies consisted in handling Sanskrit
books to those who could read them, a litery naught, wholly unknown, but
assuming the airs of a quantity, because it had figures before it that
prompted it on, a personage who, according to his own friends, was perfectly
ignorant of Sanskrit'. Provoked by the unwarranted flouting of the authentic
Hindu tradition, Professor Goldstucker was compelled to raise his 'feeble
but solitary voice' against the coterie of mischievous propagandists masquerading
under the garb of 'scientific' scholars. He concludes his laborious work
with the following significant remarks:
'When I see that the most distinguished and most learned Hindu scholars and divines - the most valuable and sometimes the only source of all our knowledge of ancient India - are scorned in theory, mutilated in print, and, as consequence, set aside in the interpretation of Vaidik texts; .......when a clique of Sanskritists of this description vapours about giving us the sense of the Veda as it existed at the commencement of Hindu antiquity; ......when I consider that those whose words apparently derive weight and influence from the professional position they hold; ........then I hold that it would be a want of courage and a dereliction of duty, if I did not make a stand against these Saturnalia of Sanskrit Philology.
VI. MONIER-WILLIAMS: who revealed the real object of the purpose of
the establishment of the Boden chair, thus delivers himself:- 'Brahmanism,
therefore, must die out. In point of fact, false ideas on the most ordinary
scientific subjects are so mixed up with its doctrines that the commonest
education - the simplest lesson in geography - without the aid of Christianity
must inevitably in the end sap its foundations.'
'When the walls of the mighty fortress of Brahmanism are encircled, undermined, and finally stormed by the solders of the cross, the victory of Christianity must be signal and complete.'
Therefore we are justified in drawing the conclusion that his
book, 'The Study of Sanskrit in Relation to Missionary work in India' (1861
A.D. London) was written with the sole object of promoting Christianity
and ousting Hinduism. Inspite of this some of our Indian Sanskrit scholars
call these Europeans scholars, unbiased students of Sanskrit literature,
whose sole aim has been to aquire knowledge for its own sake.
Again, expressing his deep rooted veneration for the Bible, Monier-Williams writes:- '....the Bible, though a true revelation.'
VII. RUDOLF HOERNLE: Rudolf Hoernle was the Principal of Queen's College,
Banaras, in Samvat 1926. At that time Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who later
on founded the Arya Samaja happened to reach Banaras for the first time
for the propagation of his mission. Dr. Hoernle met Swami Dayananda on
several occasions. He wrote an article on /Swamiji from which the
following extract is noteworthy,
because it reveals the real intention of many European scholars who take to study of Sanskrit and ancient scriptures of Bharatvarsha. Hoernle says:-
'.......he (Dayananda) may possibly convince the Hindus that their modern Hinduism is altogether in the opposition to the Vedas....... If once they became thoroughly convinced of this radical error, they will no doubt abandon Hinduism at once...... They cannot go back to the Vedic state; that is dead and gone, and will never revive; something more or less new must follow. We hope it may be Christianity,.......'
VIII RICHARD GARBE: was a German Sanskritist, who edited many Sanskrit works. Besides these, in 1914 he wrote a book for the missionaries, entitled 'Indien und das Christentum'. His religious bias is quite evident in the book.
IX WINTERNITZ: The pride of the superiority of their own philosophy
and religion and of the infallibility of their own conclusions has become
so ingrained in the above-mentioned type of Western Sanskrit scholars that
they feel no hesitation in giving expression to it brazen-facedly before
the public. Reverent admiration of the philosophy of the Upanishads by
Schopenhauer, often quoted by Bharatiya writers, ranked in the heart of
the Europeans, and as late as A.D. 1925 Prof. Winternitz thought it incumbent
on him to denounce the sincere and heartfelt views of Schopenhauer in the
following words:- 'Yet I believe, it is a wild exaggeration when Schopenhauer
says that the teaching of the Upanishads represents 'the fruit of the highest
human knowledge and wisdom' and contains 'almost superhuman conceptions
the originators of which can hardly be regarded as mere mortals.......'
Not content with his invective against the Upanishads he had the audacity to deprecate even the greatness of the Vedas by saying:-
'It is true, the authors of these hymns rise but extremely seldom to the exalted flights and deep fervour of, say, religious poetry of the Hebrews.'
This vilification did not remain confined to Sanskrit scholars alone,
but through them it percolated into the field of Science. Not knowing a
word of the exact and multifarious scientific knowledge of the ancient
Hindus, Sir William Cecil Dampier writes:
'Perhaps the paucity of Indian contribution to other sciences (the Philosophy and Medicine) may in part be due to the Hindu religion.
The climax of hatred against Hinduism is seen in the highly mischievous and provoking remarks like the following even in popular literature:-
(a) 'The curse of India is the Hindoo religion. More than two hundred million people believe a monkey mixture of mythology that is strangling the nation.' 'He who yearns for God in India soon loses his head as well as his heart.'
(b)Prof. McKenzie, of Bombay finds the ethics of India defective, illogical and anti-social, lacking any philosophical foundation, nullified by abhorrent ideas of asceticism and ritual and altogether inferior to the 'higher spirituality' of Europe. He devotes most of his book 'Hindu Ethics' to upholding this thesis and comes to the triumphant conclusions that Hindu philosophical ideas, 'when logically applied leave no room for ethics'; and that they prevent the development of a strenuous moral life.'
It is a matter of serious mistake on the part f a Government which is
anxious to win the friendship and sympathy of Bharat to allow such heinous
type of literature as Ripley's to be published. And again, it is a matter
of regret that such books, whether published in India or abroad, are not
taken notice of by our politicians and have not been banned by our National
Government. Not only is our Government indifferent to the interdiction
of such slanderous literature, but even our Universities not only prescribe
but recommend for higher study books on Bharatiya history and culture written
by foreign scholars who lose no opportunity of maligning our civilisation
openly or in a very subtle way.
Remarks like those of McKenzie on the ethics of a country from whose Brahmanas the whole world learnt its morality and rules of conduct, are nothing short of blasphemy and national insult. The irony of the situation is that, instead of being condemned such persons receive recognition and honour from our educationists and political leaders.
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For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to him, and the other belonging to the Lord.
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Lord, you said that once I decided to follow You, You'd walk with me all the way.
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The Lord replied "My son. My precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."
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We've just released our list of WVD events around the country, you are welcome to spread this as widely as you want, it's on this webpage - there's a special category for it:
You'll also notice that for October we have a book sale of our Living a Good Life book, and it is ideal for vegetarian families - it covers pregnancy, childcare and the teen years, not to mention adults and the elderly. We've just reprinted more copies as a result of recent demand, and these are selling well, with the proceeds going to vegetarian products including a farm animal sanctuary down our way. It would be great if you could promote the book - if you are willing to do that I can send you a complimentary copy... just a thought.
President - Wellington's Vegetarian Society
ohu vaha ho
ohu vaha ho
ohu vaha ho.....oh how wondrous !!!
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Sriman Ekendra prabhu, and Srimati Seva-kunj mataji had a son, named Sukha-sindhu dasa on the 17th September 2004, mother and baby (and father) are well.
It also gives me great pleasure to announce that Sriman Satrughna prabhu and Srimati Radhe Shyam mataji in Sydney gave birth to a daughter also on the 17th Sept 2004. Satrughna prabhu wrote, "Mirabai Lily was delivered. 3.44 kg (7lb 9oz) Healthy, Happy & Strong. Tired Parents.".
"Sucinäm Shrimatäm gehe. So this child is born of a devotee father and devotee mother. Now he’ll again begin from the point where he lost last life. Suppose Krishna consciousness he executed fifty percent. So he’ll begin from this life fifty-one percent. That fifty percent was in his stock. But ordinary karmis—cent percent lost. He has to begin another chapter of life according to his karma." (Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 17th July 1971. Lexture in Detroit.)
"There are two kinds of children born of good fathers: one is educated in Krishna consciousness so that he can be delivered from the clutches of mäyä in that very life, and the other is a ray of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and teaches the world the ultimate goal of life." (Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 8th August 1976. Srimad Bhagavatam class SB 3:22:19. Tehran, Iran)
Lord Sri Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita 7:11.
balam balavatäm cäham
kämo ’smi bharatarshabha
balam—strength; bala-vatäm—of the strong; ca—and; aham—I am; käma—passion; räga—and attachment; vivarjitam—devoid of; dharma-aviruddhah—not against religious principles; bhüteshu—in all beings; kämah—sex life; asmi—I am; bharata-rishabha—O lord of the Bhäratas.
"I am the strength of the strong, devoid of passion and desire. I am sex life which is not contrary to religious principles, O lord of the Bhäratas [Arjuna]."(B.G. 7:11.)
"Kandarpa is the sex desire for presenting good sons; therefore Kandarpa is the representative of Krishna. Sometimes sex is engaged in only for sense gratification; such sex does not represent Krishna. But sex for the generation of good children is called Kandarpa and represents Krishna." (Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Bhagavad Gita 10:28 purport.)
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Hare KrishnaSchool & Playgroup
Krishna Conscious education for children
Hare Krishna School in Riverhead, Auckland is a government funded school that runs from 9am – 3pm five days a week. We cover all core subjects in the New Zealand Curriculum and in addition teach Sanskrit, Sastra and Vedic arts. Children who come to this school get everything that children at state schools get plus Vedic culture and values in a serene rural environment.
We also run a preschool program for children 3 and up.
A school bus service provides transport from Auckland suburbs.
For enrolment information please contact:- HKSchool@xtra.co.nz
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Balgopal Krishna Conscious Preschool in Henderson Auckland prepares children for school with a nurturing academic and character development program founded on Krishna consciousness.
For details please contact-
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Gaura Yoga Centre
175, Vivian Street,
Phone: (04) 801-5500
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Harinaam Kirtan and Bhajans in Tauranga BOP.
Every Saturday in the Red Square by the Strand (or Mt. Maunganui)
Come and join the throng 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Waikato University - Hamilton campus
2 days per week serving about 100 plates each day.
for more information contact Mangala Vaishnava dasa
Auckland Veda club.
Auckland University - Wellesley St. campus
Its a simple weekly program thats been running for a few years, at Clubspace,
where we have a vegetarian prasadam lunch and sometimes show a video.
Srila Prabhupada's books are available to browse or buy.
For more information contact Auckland temple:
Otago University - Dunedin - Vege Club
Room 2., Clubs & Societies Building
contact Jambavati dasi (03) 477 8277
See more about Food For Life and how you can help HERE:
Food For Life - Auckland
Monday to Friday 11:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday 11:00am to 3:00pm
Catering for students, shoppers, office workers, and the needy - all will find full satisfaction for the body, mind and soul.
Saturday Evenings at “Food for Life” from 4.00pm
Come along to join in an evening of Chanting,
Philosophy and a Vegetarian Dinner.
On alternate Monday nights H.H. Mukunda Goswami will be present to speak and answer your questions.
Phone Food for Life, 268 Karangahape Road (K-rd), Auckland, for more
information, (09) 300 7585
Amazing Vegetarian Cuisine At Down to Earth Prices!
Organic Fruit Juices
Hare Krishna Higher Taste Restaurant
Level 1 Will Bank Court 57 Willis St Wellington
Phone: 0-4-472 2233
New CD of Bhaktivinoda Thakur bhajans
by Ashok Krishna das and Syamabiharini dasi
By the mercy of Guru, Gauranga and Radha Krishna, (after our first bhajan album Bhajanamrtam) we have managed to produce a new CD entitled "Bhaktivinoda", a collection of bhajans of Saccidananda Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur and other Vaisnava acaryas in Orissi classical ragas.
The CD includes 8 bhajans and a 12-page booklet with all
lyrics and a translation of the songs:
Gurudeva! Kabe Mora Sei Din Habe
Hari Hari, Kabe More Hoibe Sudina
Kabe Sri Caitanya More
Janama Saphala Ta'ra
Brajendranadana, Bhaje Jei Jana
Kabe Ha'be Bolo
Price, inclusive of shipping, is 15 Euros per CD. If you want to order this CD, please transfer the amount to the following account (and send us your shipping address by mail or email):
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Check out this amazing new Krishna conscious music CD
by Navayauvana dasa ACBSP in Holland
The Musik of Bhakti Rasa dasa
Practicing Krishna Consciousness at Home:
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East Meets West @ "The Loft"
Enjoy an enlightening time associating with energetic devotees. Explore the similarities of ancient and modern surroundings through Krishna consciousness in a friendly non-threatening atmosphere.
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ayusya vedam anusasty avatirya loke
"The Lord in His incarnation of Dhanvantari very quickly cures the diseases of the ever diseased living entities simply by His fame personified and only because of Him do the demigods achieve long lives. Thus the Personality of Godhead becomes ever glorified. He also exacted a share from the sacrifices, and it is He only who inaugurated the medical science or the knowledge of medicine in the universe." (Srimad Bhagavata Purana 2.7.22 )
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World Vegetarian Awareness Month - October
see what's already happening this year http://www.hknet.org.nz/VegeWVD2004.html
Social scientists and law enforcement officials have identified animal abuse as a symptom of emotional illness and a precursor to violent crimes against human beings. To allow individuals guilty of perpetrating such cruel acts to go unpunished or not sufficiently punished would be to sanction these horrific crimes and would permit them to go on to possibly commit violent crimes against humans.
The Animal Spirit Newsletter - Issue #2 - 4/21/03-4/27/03
Higher Taste cook book
All the Meatless Pasta preparations
you'd like to prepare:
(some need some adjustment, as they contain onion and garlic)
Different Shapes of pasta:
OVER 100 EGGLESS CAKE recipes can be found
on our Main index and
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Fast Food of a Different Kind:
Non-vegetarian aditives and non-ekadasi food
Meat Free Zone:
A Guide to Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking and a
FIRST~CLASS PRASADAM - A COLLECTION OF RECIPES
- NO ANIMAL RENNET only VEGE
(even Parmesan and other favorites)
Not just cheeses also vegetarian yogurts and other dairy produce.
Tararua Lite Sour Cream for Vegetarians hits the shelves Sept 1st 2004.
(we bought some Stilton, Parmesan, Edam, Swiss and a few others - LOL
- you have to check out these pages and then go to your Woolworths, Countdown,
Foodtown, Pak'nSav, New World or local Deli.....believe me it's worth it,
especially the Tuxford range; Cheshire, Red Leicester, Double Gloucester,
Wensleydale varieties from the UK =>:-)))
http://www.hknet.org.nz/vege-cheese.html updated to help you
6th August 2004
All the Meatless Pasta preparations
you'd like to prepare:
The Meatrix -
this you have to see to believe - take the red pill see reality - The Meatrix
it's all around you:
Allow the Meatrix to download fully before attempting to observe.............
Serves 10 to 12
9 pieces Lasagne, uncooked
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 large white cabbage heart finely diced
2 tsps hing
1 1-pound eggplant, peeled and finely diced
3 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1 28-oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook lasagne according to package directions; drain.
Preheat oven to 350-o F. Warm oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Add finely chopped white cabbage, hing and eggplant. Cover and let vegetables cook until very soft, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together the ricotta, feta and yogurt. When vegetables are done, stir in tomato sauce. Remove from heat and set aside 1 cup of eggplant mixture.
In a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish, spread a little of the eggplant mixture over the bottom and cover with 3 pieces of lasagne. Spoon some of the ricotta over the lasagne. Continue to layer with eggplant mixture, lasagne, and ricotta. Place a layer of lasagne on top. Spread the reserved eggplant over lasagne and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, until cheese is brown.
Fresh Tomato and Basil Tarts
Preparation Time 10 to 30 mins
Cooking Time 10 to 30 mins
250g/9oz homemade puff pastry or butter-rich ready made pastry, thawed if frozen
500g/1lb 2oz large ripe tomatoes
8 large fresh basil leaves, shredded
90ml/3fl oz olive oil
15ml/1tbsp balsamic vinegar
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured board to the thickness of a £1 (NZ $2.) coin. Cut out 4 x 10cm/4" rounds and place on a heavy metal baking sheet. Prick each round several times and chill for 20 minutes.
Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Place another metal sheet on top of the pastry rounds and bake for 5 minutes. Turn the rounds over and bake for another 5-7 minutes until crisp and golden.
Remove the pastry and two sheets and discard the top one.
Reduce the oven to 190C/375F/Gas.
Dip the tomatoes for a few seconds in boiling water then skin. Slice thinly into rounds. Arrange the tomato slices on each pastry round, building them up in the center. Remember they shrink on cooking so use them all.
Season and sprinkle over half the basil. Drizzle with half the oil.
Return the tarts to the oven and bake for about 7 minutes, glazing again
with more oil.
Finally, when the tomatoes are softened, remove and drizzle with the last of the oil, all the vinegar and scatter over the last of the basil.
Cool on a tray a few moments before sliding onto four serving plates.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
3/4 cup raw medium-grain brown rice
1 cup cooked corn kernels
1/3 cup chopped black olives
1/3 cup chopped green olives
1 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
1 1/2 cups finely shredded white cabbage
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 scallions, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of l/2 lemon, or more to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Bring 2 cups of water to simmer in a saucepan. Stir in the rice, return
to a simmer, then lower the heat and cook, covered, until the water is
absorbed, about 35 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork then let it cool
Combine the rice with the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss together thoroughly.
Per serving: Calories: 146; Total fat: 5 g; Protein: 3 g;
Carbohydrate: 24 g; Cholesterol: 0 g; Sodium: 137 mg
Nava Atlas "in a Vegetarian Kitchen"
Mock Crab Cakes
4 tablespoons of brown flax seed (to make egg replacer)
2 cups of bread crumbs
1 tablespoon of vegan mayonnaise (optional)
1 small onion, grated
1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning
2 cups grated zucchini with juice squeezed out
To make egg-replacer: Pour four cups of water and the flax seed into a large pot. Bring to a boil. Boil down to about 3 cups. Pour out about 1/3 cup of the egg-replacer into large bowl (Try to keep the flax seed from getting into the bowl -- it is ok if some of it does get in though.). (This egg-replacer works very well for a wide variety of recipes. One-fourth cup is equal to one large egg. It can stay in the refrigerator for weeks and can be frozen for future use.)
Mix in the remaining ingredients. Fry in oil until golden brown.
Can be sprinkled with paprika and dipped in vegan tarter sauce.
Preparation time: 30 Minutes
Homemade Mayonnaise Without Eggs
1/2 cup soft tofu
2 tbs. sweet cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. powdered mustard
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup vegetable oil
Combine soft tofu, mustard, salt, sweet cider vinegar and 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a blender. Blend on low speed, and very slowly add the 3/4 cup of oil. Transfer to a glass jar and refrigerate.
- Douglas Stevenson
This recipe is from "The Shoshoni Cookbook" by Anne Saks and Faith Stone, published by The Book Publishing Company, and available at http://www.farmcatalog.com .
1 1/2 Tbs. agar flakes
1/4 cup raspberry juice
3 cups fresh raspberries, or frozen, thawed, and drained berries
1 (1- 1/2 ounce) package silken tofu
3 Tbs. raspberry jam or honey
2 Tbs. fresh orange juice
Dissolve agar in raspberry juice. Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender until silky smooth. Spoon mousse into a serving bowl, and chill one to two hours until set. (You can also put this in parfait glasses and serve as a desert without the cake.) Cut the cake (recipe in the previous tip) into individual servings. Then cut each piece in half horizontally and spread a layer of the mousse on the top of the bottom layer. Replace the top layer of cake. You can sprinkle the top with confectioners sugar, dribble with chocolate syrup, or top with fresh raspberries.
- Douglas Stevenson
Hot Pancakes with Raspberries, Vanilla Syrup & Ice
Preparation Time 10 to 30 mins
Cooking Time 10 to 30 mins
175g/6oz self raising flour
125g/4oz caster sugar
15g/1tbsp baking powder
2 tblespoons condensed milk
270ml/9fl oz milk
A little butter to cook the pancakes
2 punnets fresh raspberries, strawberries or mixed summer berries
150ml/5fl oz shop-bought vanilla syrup
250g/9oz good quality vanilla ice-cream
To make the pancakes sift the flour into a bowl with the baking powder and caster sugar. Using a whisk add the condensed milk and the regular milk. Whisk together but don't over-mix the batter. In a hot non-stick pan with a little butter, cook the pancakes. About 3 spoons for each one. Cook until golden brown and turn over to color the other side. Remove and place on a large plate.
Put the raspberries and/or the other berries in the pan with a little more butter and the vanilla syrup and quickly but gently warm through. Pour the mixture over the pancakes and top with vanilla ice cream
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Interesting articles - information - history - arguments - links............ (been re-vamped)
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Offering our food to Krishna:
....excerpt from lecture by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.1-3 -- San Francisco, March 28, 1968
The Vedic literature says like this, that God has no leg, no hand. Therefore the impersonalists take advantage of it. "Oh, here it is stated God has no legs, no hands." But the next line is, javana grhita: "He can accept everything which you offer Him in devotion."
Now how He can accept? If He has no hand, how He can accept things from us? That means He hasn't got a hand like us. His hand is different. Therefore even though He is situated in the spiritual world, which is far, far away from us, still, He says in the Bhagavad-gita, it is said,
patram puspam phalam toyam
yo me bhaktya prayacchati
tad aham bhakty-upahrtam
Krsna says that "A little flower or little water or a little leaf, whatever My devotee offers Me in love and devotion, I accept it." And tad aham bhakty-upahrtam. "And because he has brought it with great devotion, therefore I eat." Tad aham bhakty-upahrtam asnami. Asnami means "I eat." Now you can say, "All right, I'll offer these fruits and flower to God, but it is the same. It is remaining. How He is eating?" But His eating is not like my eating, because He hasn't got a body like this. This body is material. If you bring me a plate of fruits, this body immediately swallows it. But He has got spiritual body. He eats... Simply as soon as He knows that you have offered it in devotion, He eats immediately.
Go here to follow the simple system for offering
foodstuffs to the Lord
... and always with the Magic ingredient - Offer it to Krishna.....
... with L'n D (love and devotion)
Why do we offer our food to God before eating?
Nutrition and Health - vitamins, a balanced
diet, through prasadam:
Vegetarian Update - newsletter from NZ Vegetarian
Socity in Wellington:
“If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat.
That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it.
Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.”
--Sir Paul McCartney
Check out heaps of information
on Vegetarianism, Prasadam-ism,
download books, Vegetarian Recipe programs, and more.
HUNDREDS OF USEFUL LINKS COMPILED 4 U:
A Beginners Guide to Vegetarianism:
How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat - very nice Vegetarian pages:
Heaps of Quick Vegetarian Recipies:
101 Reasons Why I'm
Healthy Indian Vegetarian Cooking Recipes:
Excellent "Meat Substitute"
Hundreds of Vegetarian recipes
Fat-free vegetarian meals:
A lot of inspiring Vegetarian preparations here, some have onion and garlic in,
so replace that with hing or omit that altogether as you see fit, still this page is well worth a serious look for ideas.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR - LET ME KNOW...!
"You Mean That's in the Bible"
- expose on meat eating:
- oxymoron of the yuga:
Protect both our species, two-legged and four-legged. Both food and water for their needs supply.
May they with us increase in stature and strength. Save us from hurt all our days, O Powers!
Rig Veda Samhita 10.37.11.
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"Don't Eat Your Friends" (It Ain't Nice)
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Wellington Vegetarian Society
Free on-line Newsletter
XMAS Recipes @ http://www.hknet.org.nz/XmasMadness.html
We wish you a Vege Xmas
McDeath - the facts about Ronnie McDonalds:
Meet your Meat FREECDRoms
This is a must for those who live in the illusion of animal killing is somehow acceptable or humane.
I have converted the "Meet your Meat" video into a CD rom & will send a copy of it for free to anyone with a Cd burner & a pledge to make at least 4 copies to give to their meat eating friends.
Meet your meat - shocking live footage of the
TRUTH in the meat industry:
This is the new version
I sent out a total of over 750 CD's last year to 60 different countries. My goal in 2003 is to double that number.
I would appreciate if you would forward this message to your readers.
Anyone willing to participate, please forward my mailing address as mailto:Chalissa1@aol.com
THIS HAS TO BE SEEN AT LEAST ONCE - SHOW YOUR MEAT
IF THEY ARE WORTH KEEPING AS FRIENDS THEY WILL GIVE UP THE MEAT HABIT
Vegetarians BEWARE of Orange Softdrinks
Coca-Cola (manufacturer) - Not suitable for vegetarians; lists the following products as not vegetarian
These products contain traces of fish gelatine, which are used as a stabiliser for beta-carotene colour.
Diet Fanta Orange
Lilt Pineapple & Grapefruit
Diet Lilt Pineapple & Grapefruit
Soft Drinks - Some canned Orange drinks use gelatine as a carrier for
added Beta Caratine.
(This would not appear on the ingredients panel).
(Text PAMHO:5891790) ---------------------------------------
According to recent communications with Chelsea Sugar group - NZ Sugars their Sugars are now free from "Bone Char" bleaching process and so devotees can again use and offer White Sugar safely.
See more details HERE
As of last week in November 2003 Yopliat the yogurt people now put gelatine in their products
See here for pointers of okay ones http://www.hknet.org.nz/vege-cheese.html
Healing with humour: Taking better care of ourselves =>;-))
Visit our Hasya Rasa pages
So Lord Caitanya is known as the one:
- hasya-kari & hasya-yuk ==> who laughs & jokes
- hasya-priya ==> who is fond of joking
- hasya-nagara ==> who is the hero of those expert in speaking joking words
- hasya-grami & hasya-kara ==> is expert at joking
- pushpa-hasa ==> whose smile & laugh are as charminng as flowers.
Lord Gauranga's smiling & laughing qualities ki...
ys Radhe Govinda dasa
P.S. One of the qualities of Srimati Radharani is that she is very expert
in the art of joking.
This is a MUST READ =>;-Q
Four Wives parable:
As seen on a T-shit
Did you ever wonder?
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
I went to the Missing Persons Bureau.
No one was there.
Isn't it strange that people who spend their money on beer, cigarettes,
tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?
Ever wondered 'Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"? '
...I was very lonely when I was a child. I only had two imaginary
friends. .....And they would only play with each other. :-(
The ways of this material world - strange but true
We have to believe in free will.
We’ve got no other choice.
.....take a ticket and pay on way out !!!
In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods.
On a Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping.
(and that's the only time I have to work on my hair).
On a bag of Fritos: ..You could be a winner! No purchase necessary.
(the shoplifter special)?
On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap."
(and that would be how???....)
On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost."
(but, it's "just" a suggestion).
On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside
(well...duh, a bit late, huh)!
On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:"Product will be hot after heating."
(...and you thought????...)
On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body."
(but wouldn't this save me more time)?
On Boot's Children Cough Medicine:"Do not drive a car or operate machinery
after taking this medication."
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)
On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness."
(and...I'm taking this because???....)
On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only."
(as opposed to...what)?
On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use."
(now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)
On Sunsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts."
(talk about a news flash)
On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet,
(Step 3: maybe, uh...fly Delta?)
On a child's superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable
you to fly."
(I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)
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