Newsletter Number #138 -  (Vijaya Dasami issue 2004 A.D. Gaurabda 518)

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Now available 2004 - 2005 Vaishnava Calendar starts March 2004

Third month of Chaturmasya begins (Fast from milk for one month.)

World Vegetarian Awareness month ( October every year)

Fasting for Indira Ekadasi - (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 10th October 2004 in NZ)

14th October Partial Solar Eclipse (do not cook, eat, etc. Only Chant Hare Krishna) see eclipses-page

Tula Sankranti (Sun enters Libra)

Sri Durga Puja

Sri Ramacandra Vijayotsava (Vijay Dasami)
Sripad Madhvacarya - Appearance

Fasting for Pasankusa Ekadasi - (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 24th Oct 2004  in NZ)

Srila Raghunatha Das Goswami - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Sria Krsna Das Kaviraj Goswami - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Sri Krsna Saradiya Rasayatra
Sri Murari Gupta - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Sri Laksmi Puja

Fourth month of Caturmasya (Karttika mase) begins. (Fast from urad dahl for one month.)

28th October - Total Lunar Eclipse (do not cook, eat, etc. Only Chant Hare Krishna)
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Damodara Masa, (Karttika mase) begins

Srila Narottama Das Thakur - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Appearance of Radha Kunda prakat, snan dan
Sri Bahulastami

Sri Viracandra Prabhu - Appearance - Avirbhav

Fasting for Ramaa Ekadasi - (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 9th November 2004  in NZ)

Sri Dipa dan, Dipavali, Diwali (Kalipuja) (Friday 12th Nov 2004)

Sri Govardhana Puja, Go Puja, Go krda (Worship of Govardhana Hill) (Saturday 13th Nov 2004 in NZ)
Sri Bali Daityaraja Puja

Sri Rasikananda - Appearance - Avirbhav

Sri Vasudeva Ghosa - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Disappearance - Tirubhav  (Fasting till noon) (Tues 16th Nov 2004 in NZ)

Vrscika Sankranti (Sun enters Scorpio)

Sri Gopastami, Gosthastami (20th November 2004 in NZ)
Sri Gadadhara Das Goswami - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Sri Dhananjaya Pandit - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Srinivasa Acarya - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Sri Jagaddhatri Puja

Srila Gaura Kishora das babaji - Disappearance - Tirubhav  (Fasting till noon)
Sri Bhisma Pancaka

Fasting for Utthana - Devotthani Ekadasi - (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 23rd November 2004  in NZ)

Sri Bhugarbha Goswami - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Sri Kasisvara Pandit - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Sri Krsna Rasayatra
Sri Tulasi-Saligram Vivaha (marriage)
Sripad Nimbarkacarya – Appearance - Avirbhav
Chaturmasya vrata ends.

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kasmad ekadasi jata tasyah ko va vidhir dvija
kada va kriyate kim va phalam kim va vadasva me

ka va pujyatama tatra devata sad-gunarnava
akurvatah syat ko dosa etan me vaktum arhasi

"Oh Gurudeva! When did Ekadasi take birth and from whom did she appear? What are the rules of fasting on the Ekadasi? Please describe the benefits of following this vow and when it should be followed. Who is the utmost worshippable presiding deity of Sri Ekadasi? What are the faults in not following Ekadasi properly? Please bestow your mercy upon me and tell about these subjects, as you are the only personality able to do so."

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Solar & Lunar Eclipses during October 2004:

October 13th­14th, 2004:
A partial solar eclipse, centered on 2:59 UT on the 14th, will be visible from the western half of Alaska at sunset on the 13th, and across northeastern Asia including Japan, northeastern China, and eastern Russia, on the 14th. Greatest eclipse occurs near Kenai, Alaska (southwest of Anchorage), where more than 90 percent of the solar disk is obscured as the Sun sets.

October 27th­28th, 2004:
A total eclipse of the Moon, centered on 3:04 UT, will be visible for skywatchers in Europe and western Africa (during the morning of the 28th) and for observers in much of North America and all of South America (late in the evening of the 27th). Totality lasts 81 minutes. Much of Asia and Africa will see the eclipsed Moon setting; the Moon will rise in eclipse for observers in Alaska and on the west coast of North America.

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Sri Ramacandra Vijayotsava (Vijay Dasami)

Vijaya Dasami - the killing of Ravana

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Sripad Ananda Tirtha - Madhvacarya - Appearance Day
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Sripad Madhwacharya appeared more than 700 years ago as a great religious and social reformer.

Udupi Krishna Deity established by Madhwacharya

Udupi Krishna wearing Rama vesh for Vijaya Dasami

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Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 1

                Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra

                                 TEXT 41

                           sankaro narakayaiva
                         kula-ghnanam kulasya ca
                         patanti pitaro hy esam

sankarah--such unwanted children; narakaya--make for hellish life; eva--certainly; kula-ghnanam--for those who are killers of the family; kulasya--for the family; ca--also; patanti--fall down; pitarah--forefathers; hi--certainly; esam--of them; lupta--stopped; pinda--of offerings of food; udaka--and water; kriyah--performances.

An increase of unwanted population certainly causes hellish life both for the family and for those who destroy the family tradition. The ancestors of such corrupt families fall down, because the performances for offering them food and water are entirely stopped.

PURPORT by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
According to the rules and regulations of fruitive activities, there is a need to offer periodical food and water to the forefathers of the family. This offering is performed by worship of Visnu, because eating the remnants of food offered to Visnu can deliver one from all kinds of sinful actions. Sometimes the forefathers may be suffering from various types of sinful reactions, and sometimes some of them cannot even acquire a gross material body and are forced to remain in subtle bodies as ghosts. Thus, when remnants of prasadam food are offered to forefathers by descendants, the forefathers are released from ghostly or other kinds of miserable life. Such help rendered to forefathers is a family tradition, and those who are not in devotional life are required to perform such rituals. One who is engaged in the devotional life is not required to perform such actions. Simply by performing devotional service, one can deliver hundreds and thousands of forefathers from all kinds of misery. It is stated in the Bhagavatam (11.5.41):

                     devarsi-bhutapta-nrnam pitrnam
                      na kinkaro nayam rni ca rajan
                     sarvatmana yah saranam saranyam
                     gato mukundam parihrtya kartam

   Anyone who has taken shelter of the lotus feet of Mukunda, the giver of liberation, giving up all kinds of obligation, and has taken to the path in all seriousness, owes neither duties nor obligations to the demigods, sages, general living entities, family members, humankind or forefathers. Such obligations are automatically fulfilled by performance of devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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 - His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Short Story

One of Srila Prabhupada's sannyasi disciples had gradually drifted away, stopped strictly following the principles, allowed his hair to grow back, and stopped wearing a dhoti. Despite these changes, the devotee still fancied that he could be a spiritual leader. But when he came to visit Srila Prabhupada in Melbourne, Australia, however, Prabhupada told him he would never succeed unless he followed the standard practice. To illustrate this, Prabhupada told a story.
A servant of a very rich man came before his master one day and told him of an interesting yogi he had seen in the river. The servant said that this yogi claimed he could stay in the cold water of the river all night in the middle of winter without any outside heat. The yogi was willing to wager with anyone to prove that he could do it. When the rich man heard this, he decided to wager against the yogi. So the bet was made to see whether the yogi could stay in the water all night.

The yogi went into the water and the rich man and his servant went home. The next day the word came that the yogi had successfully stayed in the water all night. The rich man went out to see the yogi and indeed he was still standing in the water. Therefore, by all rights the rich man had lost the wager. But then a friend of the rich man said, "Wait! See that light?" He pointed to a small flame far away in the tower of a temple.

The rich man's friend said, "By his mystic power, this yogi had been using the heat of that light to keep warm in the water. So he shouldn't be paid, because the bet was that he would stay in the water without taking any heat.

Taking advantage of this word jugglery, the rich man said, "Yes, I'm not going to pay you. You've tricked me."
Then the rich man and his servant went back to their house. The rich man asked his servant to quickly cook him a nice breakfast, but after waiting for some time, the servant had not produced anything. The rich man expressed his impatience, but the servant replied, "Please wait, I'm cooking." The rich man waited, but it got later and later and no food was brought. When he demanded from the servant, the servant only replied, "I'm cooking. It's going to be ready soon." Finally the rich man became angry and walked into the kitchen. "What is this cooking?" he demanded. And there he saw that the servant had a very strange arrangement for cooking. He had a very small fire on the ground and a tall bamboo tripod to hold the pot he was supposed to heat high by the ceiling. Obviously the small flame would never be able to reach the pot to heat it.

"What do you think you're doing?" demanded the rich man.
"Well," said the servant, "if you claim that the yogi was keeping warm in the water by that light, then I am also cooking." The man could understand that his servant was dissatisfied with the outcome of his wager with the yogi. And so he went and paid the yogi the wager.

When Prabhupada told this story, the devotees kept waiting for a punch line or a further conclusion. It didn't seem very obvious. Then Prabhupada explained it.
"If you want to cook, then you have to cook according to the method. You may have a pot and you may have a flame, but if you don't cook according to the method, then you'll never get the food. It will never work. So he may be chanting Hare Krsna", and now Prabhupada looked to his fallen sannyasi disciple, "but if you're not following the process, then what good is your chanting? If you want to get the result, you have to follow the method."

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visnu-saktih para prokta
ksetrajnakhya tatha para
avidya-karma-samjna anya
trtiya saktir isyate
 [Cc. Madhya 6.154]

So we were discussing other night about the three principal energies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. There are multi-energies. Parasya saktir vividhaiva sruyate svabhaviki jnana-bala-kriya ca [Cc. Madhya 13.65, purport]. From sruti we understand that the Supreme Lord is full of potencies. Even we are. We are a small particle of the Supreme Lord; still, we are full of potencies. Just like you shave today, and tomorrow morning, by your own potency, the hairs again grown. We see actually things are happening. How it is happening, that we do not know, even in our body. But it is a fact it is happening. Things are happening. That means due to my potency. As soon as I leave this body there will be no more hair growth. The potency is gone. So as we are a small particle, mamaivamso jiva-bhutah... [Bg. 15.7]. Jiva, the living entity is a very small particle, one ten-thousandth part of the top point of hair. Kesagra-sata-bhagasya satadha kalpitasya ca [Cc. Madhya 19.140]. So such a small particle, atomic particle of the Supreme Lord, has got so much potencies. We see different varieties of life, different intelligence all over the world. What is that? Potency. So if we have got so much potencies, just imagine what Krsna, the Supreme Person, has got, potency.

So He has got potency. He is not nih sakti. He has got sakti. Parasya saktir vividhaiva sruyate svabhaviki jnana... [Cc. Madhya 13.65, purport]. Everything is happening on account of His potency. Just like in your body so many things are happening on account of potency, similarly, the gigantic universal form of the Lord -- His potencies are working. Everything is happening. The tree is coming out, the fruit is coming out, the flower is coming, the color is painted -- everything. Svabhaviki jnana-bala-kriya ca. Na tasya karyam karanam ca vidyate. He hasn't got to do anything personally, but His potencies are acting. Na tasya karyam karanam ca vidyate. Na tat-samas cabhyadhikas ca drsyate. Nobody can be equal to Him or greater than Him. Sama. Asama urdhva. In the Bhagavad-gita it is explained that Krsna is asama urdhva. Nobody is greater than Him, and nobody is equal to Him. So anyone who is claiming equal to Him, they are less intelligent. They have no intelligence. Asama urdhva. Na tasya samah. Nobody is equal to Him, neither urdhva. Krsna says, mattah parataram nanyat: [Bg. 7.7] "Nobody is greater than Me." Therefore God is great. If somebody is equal to Him or greater than Him, then he is not God. God is Krsna.

isvarah paramah krsnah
anadir adir govindah
 [Bs. 5.1]

He is the original cause of everything. So he has got... He is working the whole cosmic manifestation is exhibited by His potency. That is described here: visnu-saktih para prokta [Cc. Madhya 6.154]. That is spiritual potency.


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Chapter 1: Prathama-yama Sadhana  - Bhajana at the End of Night
Sraddha (Faith)

krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam sangopangastra-parsadam
yajnaih sankirtana-prayair bhajami kali-pavanam (1)
nijatve gaudiyan jagati parigrhya prabhur-iman
hare krsnety evam ganana-vidhina kirtayata bhoh
iti prayam siksam carana-madhupebhyah paridisan
saci-sunuh kim me nayana-saranim yasyati padam (2)

By the sacrifice of the congregational chanting of the holy name, I worship the deliverer of the living entities of Kali-yuga, Sri Gaurangadeva, who constantly sings the name of Krsna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krsna Himself. He is accompanied by His angas (bodily limbs in the form of Nityananda and Advaita Prabhu), upangas (parts of limbs like Srivasa Pandita), astra (weapon in the form of the holy name), and parsada (associates like Svarupa Damodara, Raya Ramananda, Gadadhara, and Govinda). When will the son of Sacimata appear within the path of my eyes? He has accepted the Gaudiya Vaisnavas, who are like bees at His lotus feet, as His personal associates. Like a father, He gave them instructions to chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra counting a fixed number of rounds. The Supreme Absolute Truth, Sri Hari, has manifested His golden form in Navadvipa to deliver the living entities of Kali-yuga. Along with His associates, He has given the treasure of love of God by introducing the chanting of the holy names of the Lord the religious practice for the age of Kali. Congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord is an eternal activity of the living entity.

Shikshastaka (1):

ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-maha-davagni-nirvapanam
sreyah-kairava-candrika-vitaranam vidya-vadhu-jivanam
anandambudhi-vardhanam prati-padam purnamrtasvadanam
sarvatma-snapanam param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam (11)

Glories to the Sri Krsna sankirtana, which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years together. Thus the fire of conditioned life, of repeated birth and death is extinguished. This sankirtana movement is the waxing moon that spreads the white lotus of good fortune for all living entities. It is the life of all transcendental knowledge, it increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and it helps to have a taste of the full nectar for which we are always anxious. By performing congregational chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra, one can destroy the sinful condition of material existence, purify the unclean heart, and awaken all varieties of devotional service. The result of chanting is that one awakens his love for Krsna and tastes transcendental bliss. Ultimately, one attains the association of Krsna and engages in His devotional service, as if immersing himself in a great ocean of love.


Jain monks have compassion to all beings; avoid what is sinful; abstain from food especially prepared or them; abstain from
wicked deeds and from injuring living beings.
Maxim of the Monks (Jainism)

With the three means of punishment, words, thoughts and acts, ye shall not injure living things.
Jaina Sutras (Jainism)

He who harms animals has not understood or renounced deeds of sin ... Those whose minds are at peace and who are free
from passions do not desire to live at the expense of others.
Acharanga Sutra (Jainism)

All beings hate pains; therefore one should not kill them. This is the quintessence of wisdom: not to kill anything.
Sutrakritanga (Jainism)

Viler than unbelievers are those cruel ones who make the law that teaches killing.
Yogashastra (Jainism)

Beings which kill others should not be killed in the belief that the destruction of one of them leads to the protection of many others.
Purushartha Siddhyupaya (Jainism)

Gambling, eating meat, wine-bibbing, adultery, hunting, thieving, debauchery - these seven things in this world lead to the hells.
Sanskrit Shloka (Jainism)

Propagate the religion which is a blessing to all creatures in the world.
Acharanga Sutra (Jainism)

In this world of misery, disease, old age, and death, there is no other protection, refuge or help than our own practise of the truth. Others are powerless; as we sow we reap.
Quoted by Warren in 'Jainism'

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Buddha (B.C. 568-488)

True happiness consists in making happy.
Bharavi's Kiratarjuniya (Hindu)

Truth, self control, asceticism, generosity, non-injury, constancy in virtue - these are the means of success, not caste or family.
Mahabharata (Hindu)

Let him not destroy, or cause to be destroyed, any life at all, nor sanction the acts of those who do so. Let him refrain from even hurting any creature, both those that are strong and those that tremble in the world.
Suita-Nipata (Buddhist)

One act of pure love in saving life is greater than spending the whole of one's time in religious offerings to the gods ...
Dhammapada (Buddhist)

He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after his death.
Dhammapada (Buddhist)

The ways are two: love and want of love. That is all.
Menchius (?732-?289 BC) (Confucian)

This is the sum of duty: do naught to others which if done to thee, would cause thee pain.
Mahabharata (Hindu)

When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.
Buddha (563? - 483? B.C.)

Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.
Udanavarga (Buddhist)

Srimad Bhagavatam (3.5.40):

dhatar yad asmin bhava isa jivas tapa-trayenabhihata na sarma
atman labhante bhagavams tavanghri- cchayam sa-vidyam ata asrayema (20)

O Father! O Lord! O Personality of Godhead! The living entities in the material world can never have any happiness because they are overwhelmed by the three kinds of miseries. Therefore they take shelter of the shade of Your lotus feet, which are full of knowledge, and we also thus take shelter of them.

Srimad Bhagavatam (8.3.20):

ekantino yasya na kancanartham
vanchanti ye vai bhagavat-prapannah
aty-adbhutam tac-caritam sumangalam
gayanta ananda-samudra-magnah (22)

Unalloyed devotees, who have no desire other than to serve the Lord, worship Him in full surrender and always hear and chant about His activities, which are most wonderful and auspicious. Thus they always merge in an ocean of transcendental bliss. Such devotees never ask the Lord for any benediction.

The Vedas describe the truth of the holy name in these words, from the Rg-veda:

om ity etad brahmano nedistam nama yasmad uccaryamana
eva samsara-bhayat tarayati tasmad-ucyate tara iti (27)
om asya jananto nama cid-viviktan mahaste visno
sumatim bhajamahe om tat sat (28)
tato 'bhut trivrd-omkaro yo 'vyakta prabhavah svarat
yat tal-lingam bhagavato brahmanah paramatmanah (29)

One who chants om, which is the closest form of Brahman, approaches Brahman. This name liberates one from the fear of the material world, therefore it is known as tarak brahma. O Visnu, your self-manifest name, om, is the eternal form of cognizance. Even if my knowledge about the glories of reciting this name is incomplete, still, by the practice of reciting this name I will achieve that perfect knowledge. He who has unmanifested potencies and is fully independent, manifests the vibration omkara, which indicates Himself. Brahman, Paramatma, and Bhagavan are the three forms He manifests.

The three letters comprising omkara a, u, m specifically represent the three names Hari, Krsna, and Rama respectively. The name Hari is nondifferent from Hari Himself. His eternal form, svarupa, is known as vacya, and the transcendental name of Hari is known as vacaka. These two forms, vachya and vachaka, fulfill all kinds of desires. Therefore in the Chaitanya-bhagavat it is stated:

hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare (30)

Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said, “While counting the number, all of you chant this maha-mantra which I have given you. Everyone will achieve all perfection from this chanting. No other rules and regulations are there, except that one should always chant”

pratisthasa dhrsta svapacaramani me hrdi natet
katham sadhu-prema sprsati sucir-etan-nanu manah
sada tvam sevasva prabhu-dayita-samanta-matulam
yatha tam niskasya tvaritam iha tam vesayati sah (21)

O mind, you are like a shameless, low-born prostitute who eats dog meat and is flagrantly dancing in my heart in the form of desire for fame. How then can pure love of Krsna ever find a place in my heart? Just serve the devotees of Krsna, who are His dear unparalleled commanders, so they can drive out this prostitute and enthrone pure love within my heart.

Manah-siksa (7):

Quotes by famous persons on vegetarianiism over time

"A human can be healthy without killing animals for food. Therefore if he eats meat he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite."
- Leo Tolstoy

"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different"

Alas, what wickedness to swallow flesh into our own flesh, to fatten our greedy bodies by cramming in other bodies, to have one living creature fed by the flesh of another.
- Pythagoras

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
-Albert Einstein

"In all the round world of utopia there is no meat. There used to be. But now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses. And in a population that is all educated and at about the same level of physical refinement, it is practically impossible to find anyone who will hew a dead ox or pig. We never settled the hygienic aspect of meat-eating at all. This other aspect decided us. I can still remember as a boy the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughterhouse."

"To be a vegetarian is to disagree --  to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste, wars --  we must make a statement about these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it is a good one."
~Isaac Bashevis Singer

"Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends"
- George Bernard Shaw

"If a slaughterhouse had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.  We feel better about ourselves and better about the animals, knowing we're not contributing to their pain."
- Paul and Linda McCartney

"If we live in peace and love, we will not kill our fellow creatures for any reason, even to obtain food.  There is no need to do so when other foods are available to us that are both healthful and delicious."
- Peter Max

"We must be reminded that each morning as dawn breaks, millions upon millions of animals are slaughtered for food in town and village the world over: death on produciton lines, death en mass, industrial death; they see it, smell it, they know its coming.  Niether their sight nor their instincts deceive them.  They know."
- Brigitte Bardot

"We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth."
- Henry Beston, circa 1925

One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal and get away with it.
    - Anthropologist Margaret Mead

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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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måòayanti yuge yuge

“All the lists of the incarnations of Godhead submitted herewith are either plenary expansions or parts of the plenary expansions of the Supreme Godhead, but Kåñëa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.28)

rämädi-mürtiñu kalä-niyamena tiñöhan
nänävatäram akarod bhuvaneñu kintu
kåñëaù svayaà samabhavat paramaù pumän yo
govindam ädi-puruñaà tam ahaà bhajämi

“I worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Govinda [Kåñëa], who is always situated in various incarnations such as Räma, Nåsiàha and many subincarnations as well, but who is the original Personality of Godhead known as Kåñëa, and who incarnates personally also.” (Brahma samhita 5:39.)

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World Vegetarian Awareness Month - October

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Dear Fellow Vegetarians,
        As you'd know WVD is very close and in these troubled times I'd like to invite you all to share with us a mood of mutual co-operation in getting our message across to the world. For those who are not vegetarian it is an opportune time for us to reach them especially given the present climate. In the words of George Bernard Shaw:

We are living graves of murdered beasts
Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites.
We never pause to wonder at our feasts,
If animals like men could possibly have rights.
We pray on Sunday that we may have light,
To guide our footsteps on the paths we tread.
We are sick of war, we do not want to fight,
And we gorge ourselves upon the dead.
Like Carrion Crows we live and feed on meat,
Regardless of the suffering and pain
We cause by doing so, in this we treat,
Defenceless animals for sport or gain -
How can we hope in this world to attain
The peace we say we are so anxious for,
We pray for it o'er hetacomba of slain,
To God while outraging the moral law,
Thus cruelty begets the offspring --- WAR !

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Sanitarium Research Results 2001

To mark World Vegetarian Day this year the Sanitarium Nutrition Education Service researched* New Zealanders' attitudes to vegetarian meals and our non-meat eating habits. Some of the results are highlighted below:
Compared to 5 years ago about a quarter of New Zealanders (25%) eat more meals without meat (red meat, poultry and fish), and just over half (55%) are eating the same amount.
Around a quarter (25%) of New Zealanders eat meals both with and without meat on an equal basis.
It appears that singles like their meatless meals, as a quarter of this group often or only ever eat meals without meat (compared to the 17% population average)
The myth that vegetarian food is boring was refuted by New Zealand consumers, 46% said they totally disagree with this statement.
Around 1/5th of New Zealanders expressed a preference for eating meals without meat (21%); with females more likely to express a preference for meatless meals (this includes those who currently include meat in their diet)
Nearly 50% of meat-eating New Zealanders had between one and three meals which excluded red meat, poultry or fish in the last seven days (before the survey)
Amongst those who eat meat, 15% actually prefer meals without red meat, poultry or fish. A further 7% of meat eaters also prefer meatless meals, but do include poultry and/or fish in their diet.

Top New Zealand chefs agree that the demand for vegetarian dishes has quadrupled over the last five years.
This trend is confirmed by research undertaken by ACNielsen* which indicates that, compared to five years ago, over a quarter of New Zealanders (26%) aged 15 years and over eat more meals without meat.
Head Chef at MJs in Auckland, Michael James, has seen a marked increase in the number of vegetarian meal requests.
"Over the last five years vegetarian requests have tripled and to match that we have increased the vegetarian options available on our menu", he says. "I think people are choosing vegetables over meat as they see the vegetarian option as a health conscious move."
Chefs throughout the country were questioned regarding their changing menus, including Michael James of MJs in Auckland, Adrian Woodhouse of Braisserie Flip in Wellington, Jason Robinson of Annies Wine Bar in Christchurch and Michael Coughlin of Bell Pepper Blue Restaurant in Dunedin.
The research also indicated that 17% of the 15 years plus population often eats, or only ever eats meals without meat. Of those surveyed, 46% stated that meals without meat are not boring.
Kim Stirling, Sanitarium's Nutrition Education Service Manager, says that this research suggests New Zealanders are becoming more conscious of their health and well being. "There is plenty of evidence that eating more plant food can offer significant health benefits," she says.
A balanced, healthy diet based on a variety of plant foods such as whole grains, nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables and legumes is important for everyone following a vegetarian diet.

*Research was conducted by ACNeilsen between September 5 and 11, 2001

Balaji at Tirupathy Tirumala Devasthanams gets a new Crown
US$340,000 Crown For Lord Venkateswara

ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA, September 30, 2004: Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi will present a 11.5-kg gold crown to the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara on Thursday. The Sankaracharya and his junior acharya, Vijendra Saraswathi, will hand over the crown, worth about US$340,000, to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy in the temple. Temple sources said the Deity would be adorned with the crown, studded with diamonds and other precious stones, after an abhishekam [ceremonial bath].

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Some time back I found something interesting in Mahanidhi swami's book G . V  Samadhis, on page 94 regarding the most prominant instructions cited by Jagannath das Goswami it mentions there.

Never forget Gaura who is more merciful and benevolent than Krsna. Krsna is like a just ruler who takes into account your offences in his administration of justice . Gaura does not take into account your offences. Whereas, Krsna is more interested in the dispensation of justice, Gaura is more interested in the distribution of mercy.
From this point of view, Gaura- Kirtan is more useful than Krsna - Kirtan. Gaura Kirtamn means : Sri Krsna Caitanya, Prabhu Nityananda, Sri Advaita, Gadadhara, Srivasidi, Gaura Bhakta Vrnda. Krsna is the Avatara of Dvapara- Yuga. Gaura is the Kali yuga avatara. We should sing the name and glories of the avatara in whose age we live; just as in a kingdom we praise the ruling king." Jai Sacinandana Gaura Hari, Jaya Sacinandana Gaura Hari

I thought you might find this interesting It seems to be that there are many angles of vision to the reflected rays of the Daimond like holy names.

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Study: Smoky bars top roads for bad air

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 Posted: 9:53 AM EDT (1353 GMT)

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) -- Which is more harmful to your health -- a smoky bar or a city street filled with diesel truck fumes? Well, you might want to skip your next happy hour.

Smoky bars and casinos have up to 50 times more cancer-causing particles in the air than highways and city streets clogged with diesel trucks at rush hour, according to a study that also shows indoor air pollution virtually disappears once smoking is banned.

Conducted by the researcher who first showed secondhand smoke causes thousands of U.S. lung cancer deaths each year, the study found casino and bar workers are exposed to particulate pollution at far greater levels than the government allows outdoors.

"This paper will help localities pass smoking bans," predicted the author, James Repace, a biophysicist who works as a secondhand-smoke consultant after spending 30 years as a federal researcher. "It shows how beneficial smoking bans are for hospitality workers and patrons."

Repace tested air in a casino, a pool hall and six taverns in Delaware in November 2002 and in January 2003, two months after the state imposed a strict indoor smoking ban.

His detectors measured two substances blamed for tobacco-related cancers: a group of chemicals called particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PPAHs, and respirable particles -- airborne soot small enough to penetrate the lungs.

"They are the most dangerous" substances in secondhand smoke, said Repace, a visiting assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

Repace said his research also showed that ventilation systems -- sometimes touted by tavern, restaurant and casino groups as an alternative to smoking bans -- cannot exchange air fast enough to keep up with the smoke.

The study, published in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, was partly funded by the nation's largest philanthropic organization devoted to health care, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Plainsboro, New Jersey.
Health benefits of smoking bans

Repace found an average level of respirable particles of 231 micrograms, or millionths of a gram, per cubic meter of air in the eight nightspots in Delaware. That is 15 times the 15-microgram Environmental Protection Agency limit for outdoor air, and 49 times the rush-hour average on Interstate 95 in Wilmington. It even tops the 199-microgram rush-hour level at the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel tollbooths.

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Temple Worship Integrates Cultures of North and South India

CALCUTTA, INDIA, August 26, 2004: A priest in a dhoti greets you at the entrance of Sri Ganesh and Sri Murugan Kovil (Temple). The hospitable fragrance of camphor, coconut oil and flowers makes the visitor feel transported to a remote village in South India. The near half-million South Indians in Calcutta have enriched the country's cultural capital and have themselves become bona fide Bengalis.  The city now has six South Indian temples - Sri Ganesh and Sri Murugan Temple, Sree Guruvayurappan Samajam, Rama Mandir, Veda Bhavan, Shastha Samooham and Shankara Institute of Philosophy.  T. S. Srinivasan of the Ganesha and Murugan Temple trust says South Indians are proud to be associated with the city. "We are more Bengali than South Indian. But we've maintained our identity. Local residents, Bengalis, Marwaris and Jains, have recognized our efforts and are helping us run the temples." T. Ranganathan adds that the Gurvayurappan Samajam - built on the lines of the main temple in Kerala - is visited every day by devotees from all communities. The temples mainly belong to two denominations - Shakta and the Vaishnav. Priests - Shantis from Kerala and Gurukal from Tamil Nadu - perform the abishekham and pujas before the traditional South Indian deities. There are nearly 300 visitors daily and more than a thousand devotees on festival days. Temple trusts also contribute to social causes. Priest Meenakshi Sundaram Gurukkal said: "I have fallen in love with the city and its people. Though I cannot communicate with all of them, as I do not know any language apart from Tamil, I feel at home and have realized that Bengalis and Tamils share similar values and are rich in culture."

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Hidden Cost of Meat, Tea and Coffee

Any agriculturalist will tell the earth can produce enough food to feed ten times the present human population. Yet political intrigues and wars, unfair distribution of land, the production of cash crops like tobacco, tea, and coffee instead of food, and erosion due to misuse ensure that millions go hungry, even in wealthy countries like the United States.

According to information compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture, over ninety percent of all the grain produced in America is used for feeding live stock -- cows. pigs, lambs and chickens -- that wind up on dinner tables.

The process of using grain to produce meat is incredibly wasteful. Information from the USDA's Economic Research Service shows that only one pound of beef is produced for every sixteen pounds of grain consumed.

In his book "Proteins:Their Chemistry and Politics," Dr. Aaron Altshul notes that, "In terms of calorie units per acre, a diet of grains, vegetables and beans will support twenty times more people than a diet of meat.

If the earth's arable land were used primarily for the production of vegetarian foods, the planet could easily support a population of twenty billion and more.

In a report submitted to the United Nations World Food Conference (Rome, 1974), Rene Durmont, an agricultural economist at France's National Agricultural Institute, made this judgement , "The over consumption of meat by the rich means hunger for the poor."

sent in by Hemant Agrawal

Australian Parliament to Host Deepavali Celebrations
Hindu Council of Australia

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, October 4, 2004: Hindu Council of Australia Ltd is pleased to announce the first-ever historic celebration of Deepavali at the Federal Parliament House in Canberra on Saturday, November 13, 2004. The Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Australia has agreed to celebrate Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights in the Parliament at Canberra. This is a historic event for the Indians and for all Hindus across the world as it is the first time ever that the biggest Hindu festival, Deepavali will be celebrated in the Federal Parliament of Australia. The north facade of the Parliament house will be illuminated  with different color lights on the November 12, 13 and 14, 2004. A function is being organized inside the Great Hall of the Federal Parliament on Saturday, November 13, 2004. The program will start in the evening at 4:30PM with addresses by the members of the Parliament. Prime Minister and the Leader of the opposition will be invited to address the gathering. There will be cultural performances including Bharat Natyam by Ananya Samarpan and Ram Lila by Raghvan Nair. Plans are under way for a special Punjabi folk dance group from India to visit and perform on the occasion. Light refreshments will be served followed by illumination by a leading Member of Parliament and supporter of Hindu cause in Australia. Hindus from Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and from Perth are expected to join the parliamentarians in the celebrations. Hindu Council of Australia, a federation of Hindu organizations with members from all major cities has been celebrating Deepavali Mela for last 5 years in Sydney. Last year, Hindu Council was instrumental in organizing the first ever Deepavali celebration in NSW State Parliament. This year it is making history again by initiating the celebration of Deepavali at the federal Parliament House in Canberra. Hindu Council will be running special bus service between Sydney and Canberra on that day. Special buses are also being planned from Melbourne to Canberra. If you would like to join these celebrations, please contact any one of the following to obtain tickets Dr. Bala at Hindu Council office on 02 9746-7789.

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Pakistan Government to Renovate Krishna Temple in Lahore

LAHORE, PAKISTAN, September 30, 2004: Lahore's famous Krishna Mandir is getting set for a makeover with Hindu festivals of Dussehra and Diwali around the corner. According to the Daily Times, the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) of Pakistan has announced plans to spend US$21,000 on the temple's renovation next month. Faraz Abbas, the administrator of the ETPB, was quoted as saying that the temple and other Hindu edifices had been badly damaged in communal clashes in the aftermath of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. Now a thought was being given to renovate them as Hindus had been demanding a proper place for worship and prayer, he added. Abbas claimed that it had renovated the temple several times after partition and a number of proposals had been sent to the higher authorities for the renovation of other temples for the minorities in the province.

HPI adds: According to the website of Human Rights Without Frontiers, Int.,, The Evacuee Trust Property Board is a government body of the minorities affairs ministry that is supposed to look after properties abandoned by fleeing Sikhs and Hindus when the Indian sub-continent was partitioned in 1947.

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Donkey in the well
A parable about life.

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old, and that the well needed to be covered anyway and that it just wasn't worth retrieving the donkey. So he invited all his neighbours to come over and help him.

They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quietened down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.

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Presented by

HH Vedavyasapriya Swami

COURSE OBJECTIVE: This course is intended for all devotees .It is designed to give participants total awareness regarding the significance and purpose of chanting the Mahamantra.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: By the end of the course participant’s will: -
· Understand thoroughly the significance of the holynames
· Understand why we struggle to chant the holynames
· Practical remeadial measures to reacticy our chanting
· Be guided to chant the holynames purely, without offences
· Progress to reestablish in eternal occupational duty of service to Lord Sri Krishna

Course Structure:
The course will be conducted on Saturday, 9 October and Sunday, 10 October  2004 as follows:

 Namacharya Srila Haridas Thakur
Pure chanting and culmination

His Holiness Vedavyasapriya Swami Initiated in 1977 by Srila Prabhupada in New York.  He is now serving as Resident Sannyasi in Vrindavan since 1990 with specific duties of Regional Secretary, GBC Deputy, Chairman of North Indian Divisional Council and Zonal Secretary for Eastern UP, Bihar and Jharkhand and an Initiating Spiritual Master. He was secretary to the GBC from 1978 to 1980, President of Iskcon, Queens New York 1981-82 and Director of Bharatiya Community services in New Vrindavan 1982-1989

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HH Sridhar Swami (the late Sridhar swami)

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The New Iskcon Auckland temple now open

for more information and some wonderfrul pictures of the event see our page:

photos updated 12th March 2004

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:-

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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-

Vishnupadi dasi Ph.836-1214

Gaura Yoga Centre
First floor
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Phone:  (04) 801-5500

Learn about the Krishna conscious life-style
Learn Yoga
Learn about Vegetarianism
...all in a non-threatening friendly atmosphere.

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Sunday Love Feasts - contact your local temple, or community for details

Harinaam Kirtan and Bhajans in Tauranga BOP.
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Come and join the throng 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

...for more details contact Trivikrama dasa (for Trivikram prabhu)

Vegetarian Clubs
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
Albany St.,

contact Jambavati dasi (03) 477 8277



See more about Food For Life and how you can help HERE:

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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 to 6.00pm.
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

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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
Narada Muni
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

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Rasa Productions
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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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dhanvantaris cha bhagavan svayam eva kirtir
namna nrnam pururujam ruja asu hanti
yajne cha bhagam amrtayur avavarundha
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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Sacred Vegetarian Recipes - Prasadam

World Vegetarian Day 1st October each year

World Vegetarian Awareness Month - October

see what's already happening this year

See our World Vegetarian Day issue of the newsletter for a wide range of Vegetarian issues

Vege update:
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

Making Food Sacred - 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
asnami prayatatmanah

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?

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(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  =>:-))) updated to help you

updated 16th Sept 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.............

These recipes are specifically used in the Brahma-Madhwa Vaishnava community for shaaka haara vrata - first month of Chaturmasya where one fasts from Greem leafy vegetables - spinach:

Vege Meatballs and spaghetti
1 box vital wheat gluten (found in bread section)
1 cup quaker oatmeal (from the canister) processed into flour
a few tablespoons tamari soy sauce in a quart of water (to boil)
Italian spices and seasonings ( 2 tsp basil, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp hing, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp mint flakes)
tomato sauce  - paste
Olive oil
any pasta you want -  but spaghetti is good
toasted powdered nuts (optional)
parmasan cheese

Combine vital wheat gluten with enough water to make a gummy mass. Boil the tamari water. Slice the gummy mass into small peices and boil them for a few minutes, or until they swell and are no longer sticky. Drain and cool the pieces and grind them in a cuisinart until the mass resembles cooked ground beef - mincemeat. Transfer to a bowl and add the oatmeal flour, italian seasonings, and salt and pepper to taste.

Make into balls and fry balls until crispy on the outside, then add to boiling tomato sauce mixed with enough water to cover all the balls. Simmer on low for an hour until alot of the water has cooked off. Cool balls slightly while you cook the pasta because they hold together better when they are not piping hot. Carefully remove balls to a serving bowl and reconstitute some of the sauce with water before serving. Serve over the pasta with the sauce on the side. You can use toasted powdered nuts in place of parmasan cheese as a topping.

Refrigerate leftover meatballs and use for meatball subs and sandwiches the next day. They are even better the next day and will keep in the fridge all week. After that, freeze for up to six months.

Serves: lots

Preparation time: not too long

Roasted Veggies
3 med. potatoes
2 large carrots
1 red pepper (or any colour; red, yellow, purple, black, green)
1 cup broccoli
1 cup spinach chopped
Dice all veggies into 1/2 inch cubes in a bowl and combine:
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp basil
1 tsp hing powder
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp thyme or rosemary or both

Mix well.
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Grease baking pan (needs to have depth so juices gather) combine veggies into baking dish. Then combine all the spices and lemon juice, olive oil, salt etc., together, and pour liquid spice mix over veggies and mix well. Cook covered for 50 min, stirring once. Increase oven temp to 425 degrees and uncover pan.
Bake for 30 min, stirring once, or until soft and brown.
Tip: Add any veggies you think are good.

You can even melt cheese over the top........

Offer & serve hot

Dumplings in Lentil Curry
1 cup tuwar dal
2 tbsp peanuts, soaked in water for 30 minutes
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
l/2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp sugar
1 cup coriander leaves, chopped
6 curry leaves
1/4 tsp asafoetida
Required ghee or butter
Salt to taste

For the dumplings:
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
l/2 tsp asafoetida
Sufficient oil
Salt to taste

Boil the dahl and the peanuts in a pressure cooker till soft and keep aside.
Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, garlic, asafoetida and finally, the boiled dahl.
Add turmeric powder, chili powder, sugar and curry leaves. Boil and add salt to taste.
To make the dumplings, mix the flour with salt, turmeric, chili powder, asafoetida, little oil and make a stiff dough with water.
Knead well and roll out into 10 cms discs.
Cut the discs into diamonds or squares with a knife and drop them into the boiling dahl mixture.
After all the dumplings are immersed, boil the dahl for a further 15 minutes on a low heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Serves: 6
Preparation time: 30 minutes

Mascarpone Cheese Recipe

This cheese is used in various Italian pastries and desserts.  It also tastes great on a piece of toast with sprinkled sugar!
1 qt Light Cream
1/4 teaspoon Tartaric Acid**
Heat 1 qt of LIGHT CREAM to 180F (82C)

Add 1/4 teaspoon TARTARIC ACID
Stir for about 10-15 minutes
The cream should thicken with small flecks of curd.
Using a DOUBLE layer of FINE cheesecloth in a strainer, pour off the whey and let it drain for about an hour.
Put the strainer in a bowl and place it in the refrigerator to drain overnight (or 12 hours).
In the morning, scoop out the cheese and put into an airtight container.

** Tartaric Acid is available from any cheesemaking supply company and most wine making companies.  Since at home winemaking is much more common, look in your phone book for a local winemaking supply store.  Many wine and liquor stores carry wine making supplies and may have tartaric acid.

Blueberry and Mascarpone Tart

( Mascarpone Cheese )

Preparation Time Less than 10 mins
Cooking Time 10 to 30 mins

packet of shop bought puff pastry (check the label)
2 tubs of mascarpone
1 tub of runny honey
fresh blueberries
icing sugar to dust

Roll out the puff pastry into a large square and cook according to the instructions on the packet (approximately 7 minutes). Once cooked, leave the pastry to cool.
Mix the mascarpone and honey together and spread over the cooled pastry.
Decorate with blueberries and a light dusting of icing sugar.

Stir-fried Toffee Pineapple
Serves 4
425g (just over 2 cups) canned pineapple chunks, drained and patted dry
large knob of butter
2 tbsp soft brown sugar
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
vanilla ice-cream, to serve

 Conjure up a simple dessert using store cupboard ingredients with this delicious recipe for pan-fried pineapple chunks.

Heat a large knob of butter in a frying pan.
Add in the pineapple, sugar and desiccated coconut.
Cook over a high heat for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
Serve straight away, with scoops of vanilla ice cream

Vege update:
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

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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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Visit our Award winning site - Vegetarianism & Beyond
Interesting articles - information - history - arguments - links............ (been re-vamped) fact everything you want to know about Vegetarianism and Beyond:
... last updated 1st October 2004

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.


A Beginners Guide to Vegetarianism:

How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat - very nice Vegetarian pages:

Vegetarian recipes:

101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian:

Healthy Indian Vegetarian Cooking Recipes:

Excellent "Meat Substitute" recipes

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.


"You Mean That's in the Bible" - expose on meat eating:

Religious Stands on Vegetarianism

Vaishnavism - Hinduism - Jainism
Christianity - Bible - Book of Morman - 7th Day Adventist
- 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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check out what he's doing during October 2004

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We wish you a Vege Xmas...and a Hari new year.

Wellington Vegetarian Society' Newsletters

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.

The book "Living a Good Life" normally selling at $21.95 is now going at the $14.95 price which lasts until the end of October, although we could consider extending it if anyone were to approach us after them with this reference.


Auckland's New Zealand Vegetarian Society
....has a myriad of excellent books for sale on vegetarianism

see their mention on our 2004 events

Vegetarian and Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants throughout New Zealand

According to recent communications with ChelseaSugar 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

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


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.

Fanta Orange
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.

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As of last week in November 2003 Yopliat the yogurt people now put gelatine in their products
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FOR YOUR INTEREST: This one is not a joke but I thought you might like to know. These are the names of Lord Caitanya taken from the book "Sri Caitanya Sahasra Nama Stotra", i.e. "A Thousand Names of Lord Caitanya" by Srila Kavi Karnapura (as translated by HG Kusakratha Prabhu from the Krsna Institute)...

        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:

A widow goes to the mortuary to look at her dearly departed & the instant she sees him she starts wailing & crying.  One of the attendants rushes up to comfort her. Through her tears she explains that she was upset because
Albert was wearing a black suit & that it was his dying wish to be buried in a blue suit.
The attendant apologises & explains that they always put the bodies in a black suit as a matter of course, but he'd see what he could do.
The next day Dorothy returns to the mortuary to have one last moment with Albert before his funeral the following day.
When the attendant pulls back the curtain, Dorothy manages to smile through her tears as Albert is now wearing a smart blue suit.  She asks the attendant 'how did you manage to get hold of that beautiful blue suit?'
'Well, yesterday afternoon after you left, a man about your husband's size was brought in & he was wearing a blue suit.  His wife explained that she was very upset as he had always wanted to be buried in a black suit' the attendant replied. He continued 'After that it was a simple matter of swapping the heads around'.

A pregnant woman from Washington, D.C.,  gets in a car accident and falls into a deep coma.
Asleep for nearly 6 months, when she wakes up she sees that she is no longer pregnant and frantically asks the doctor about her baby.

The doctor replies, "Ma'am you had twins! - a boy and a girl.
Your brother from Maryland came in and named them."

The woman thinks to herself, "No, not my brother ...  he's not very bright!"

She asks the doctor, "Well, what's the girl's name?"


"Wow, that's not a bad name, I like it!  What's the boy's name?"


ys, Balarama Dasa

To stop her 4-year old daughter from biting her nails, her mother tells her it'll make her fat. "I won't do it any more, Mom," says the daughter. Next day they are out walking when they meet a very fat man. "If I bite my fingernails, I'll be as fat as that, won't I Mom?" "You'll be fatter than that," says her mother. They get on a bus, and sitting opposite them is a very pregnant lady. The little girl can't take her eyes off the woman's belly. The pregnant lady feels increasingly uncomfortable under this stare, and finally leans forward and says to the little girl, "Excuse me, but do you know me?" And the little girl says, "No, but I know what you've been doing..."

Little Johnny just got a little Tricycle for Xmas. He was out riding it and went by the preachers' house. The Preacher looked at Little Johnny, and as he went by the front wheel of his tricycle fell off. "Goddamn" replied Little Johnny. The Preacher said, "Don't say that, say, Praise the Lord." The next day Little Johnny was riding by the same place. The preacher noticed Little Johnny again, and as he passed by the front wheel fell off again!! "Goddamn" said Little Johnny. The Preacher said again, "No, No Little Johnny, say, Praise the lord instead." The same thing went on for 3 more days with Little Johnny still saying Goddamn!! One day Little Johnny felt certain that the wheel would stay on.  He goes outside and rides down the road and goes past the preacher's house. Preacher looked at him and the wheel fell of the Tricycle. Little Johnny finally remembered what he was supposed to say. "Praise the lord," said Little Johnny. The Wheel then picked itself up and placed itself back on the tricycle. "GODDAMN" replied the preacher.


Did you ever wonder?
Coming through the door after school one day, Little Johnny hollers out...

"Okay everyone in the house, please stand advised that I, Little Johnny Addison Smith, have on this date made a complete fool of myself in sex-education class by repeating stories concerning storks as told to me by certain parties residing in this house!"

While the religious one prayed day in, day out, and was constantly on his knees in communion with his Lord, the atheist never even looked twice at a church. However, the atheist's life was good, he had a well-paying job and a beautiful wife, and his children were healthy and good-natured, whereas the pious man's job was strenuous and his wages were low, his wife was getting fatter every day and his kids wouldn't give him the time of the day. So one day, deep in prayer as usual, he raised his eyes towards heaven and asked:

"Oh God, I honor you every day, I ask your advice for every problem and confess to you my every sin. Yet my neighbour, who doesn't even believe in you and certainly never prays, seems blessed with every happiness, while I go poor and suffer many an indignity. Why is this?"

And a great voice was heard from above:
"B E C A U S E   H E   D O E S N ' T   B O T H E R   M E  A L L   T H E  T I M E !"

Some trivia facts

Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time. Indeed convenient!

Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is aproximately six to eight weeks old.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Those stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.

The average person's field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wide angle.

Everyone's tongue print is different, like fingerprints.

Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted.

At 40 Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.

The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

Depending upon the shade, the brain may send up to 11 tranquilizing chemicals to calm the body.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

from Vispy

Another Trivia:
Language is a very political issue in India.  There are eighteen
official languages in the country but within these at least 1600 minor
languages and dialects have been recorded.  The government policy is to
encourage the use of Hindi, which although widely spoken in Delhi and
the north is not understood in the south where Dravidian languages
dominate. More than 180 million people in India regard Hindi as their
mother tongue. Another 300 million use it as second language.

It is hard to understand how a cemetery raised its burial
cost and blamed it on the cost of living.

When clouds formed over the open-air theater,
the actor said, "It's over cast"

The ways of this material world - strange but true

A guy runs a stop sign and gets caught by a policeman.

Cop says, "License and registration, please."

Guy says, "What for?"

Cop says, "You didn't come to a complete stop at the stop sign."

Guy says, "I slowed down, and no one was coming."

Cop says, "You still didn't come to a complete stop. License and registration, please."

Guy says, "What's the difference?"

Cop says, "The difference is, you have to come to a complete stop. License and registration, PLEASE!"

Guy says, "If you can show me the difference between slow down and stop,I'll give you my license and registration."

Cop says, "Exit your vehicle, sir." At this point, the cop takes out his nightstick and starts beating the shit out of the guy and says, "Do  you want me to slow down or stop?

On "60 Minutes", Bill Clinton blasted former prosecutor Ken
Starr saying "all the public got for its $70 million was evidence of my
personal failure with Monica Lewinsky." But most Americans think that's
a bargain compared to the $80 billion it's costing us to get evidence
of President Bush's personal failings with Iraq. (Jake Novak)

During my husband's time as a mature student, we didn't have much money for our family of seven.
At a friend's wedding, my four-year-old daughter was sitting next to me when the vicar asked,
"Do you take this man for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health?"
Our daughter turned to me and whispered loudly, "You chose poorer, didn't you Mummy?"

Three pregnant women are sitting chatting and knitting
sweaters for their expected kids.

The first one says "I hope that I have a baby boy, because I'm
knitting a blue sweater."

The second says " Well I hope that I have a girl because I'm
knitting a pink sweater."

The third woman says "I hope my kid is a spastic, because
I've messed up the arms."

More than any time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness.
The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly."
      ----Woody Allen, Side Effects, 1981.


One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

Bertrand Russell

Did you hear about the $3,000,000.00 Australian NSW state lottery?
The winner gets $3.00 a year for a million years.

Deloures passed away and Bubba called 911.  The 911 operator
told Bubba that she would send someone out right away.
"Where do you live?" asked the operator.
Bubba replied, "At the end of Eucalyptus Drive"
The operator asked "Can you spell that for me?"

There was a long pause and finally Bubba said,
"How 'bout I drag her over to Oak St. and you pick her up there?"

Oscar nominations came out today. Up for best actor,
Sean Penn for "Mystic River," Jude Law for "Cold Mountain,"
and of course, George W. Bush for
"Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction." (Jay Leno)

and always remember (don't forget...)


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