Newsletter Number #156  ( July issue 2005 A.D. Gaurabda 519)

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Please Accept My Respectful Obeisances & Best Wishes To All


All Glories To Srila Prabhupad.

/ \ All Glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga.

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Words of Wisdom - Shastra & Shastrakaras speak:
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... Coming Festivals
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At Grass Roots: Topical stuff
... Seasonal Greetings...Happy 2005
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Prasadam Recipes: To slake the thirst of body, mind & soul
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Sri Srivas Pandit - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Fasting on Suddha Ekadasi for Yogini Ekadasi.- (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 2nd July 2005  in NZ)

Sri Gadadhara Pandit - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur - Disappearance - Tirubhav (Fasting till noon)(6th July in NZ)

Sri Gundica Marjana - cleansing of the Gundicha temple the day before Rathyatra

Ratha Yatra (in Jagannath Puri India) (8th July in India)
Hera Pancami after 4 days
Return Ratha after 8 days

Sri Swarupa Damodara - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Sri Sivananda Sen - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Sri Vakresvara Pandit - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Karaka Sankranti (Sun enters Cancer)

Fasting on Suddha Ekadasi for Sayana Ekadasi.- (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 18th July 2005  in NZ)

Dvadasi   (Sayana Dwadasi) 19th July 2005

Sri Guru (Vyaasa) Purnima
Sri Sanatana Goswami - Disappearance - Tirubhav
First month of Chaturmasya begins.(Fast from sak, green leafy vegetables, for one month.)

(Chaturmasya is not observed during Purusottama Adhika Masa.)

Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Sri Lokanatha Goswami - Disappearance - Tirubhav

The incorporation of ISKCON in New York

Fasting on Suddha Ekadasi for Vyanjuli Mahadvadasi for Kamika Ekadasi - (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 1st August 2005  in NZ)

Sri Raghunandana Thakur - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Sri Vamsidas Babaji - Disappearance - Tirubhav

Fasting on Suddha Ekadasi for Pavitropana Ekadasi.- (Fasting from Beans and Grains - 16th August 2005  in NZ)

Sri Sri Radha Govinda Jhulan Yatra begins on the Ekadasi

Srila Rupa Goswami - Disappearance - Tirubhav
Sri Gauridas Pandit - Disappearance - Tirubhav

----------------- Simha Sankranti (Sun enters Leo) -----------------

Jhulan Yatra ends on the Full Moon - Purnima.
Lord Balaram - Appearance  (Fasting till noon)

Second month of Chaturmasya begins. (Fast from yogurt for one month.)

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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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Srila (Sac-cid-ananda) Bhaktivinode Thakur Prabhupad
Disappearance - Tirubhav (Fasting till noon)(6th July in NZ)

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Ratha Yatra (in Jagannath Puri India)
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of the appearance of
His Divine Grace

1896 – 2004

Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

Celebrated By

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness

    The year beginning on Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja September 6th, 2004, and ending with his Vyasa Puja on August 28, 2005 marks the 108th anniversary of his birth. While everyone honors 100th anniversaries, Vaisnavas place great significance on the 108th anniversary, because 108 is a special number. Krsna enjoys with 108 principal gopis (cowherd girls), there are 108 Upanishads, and a round of japa on beads is 108 Hare Krsna mantras. ISKCON has created a special opportunity to glorify Srila Prabhupada on his 108th birthday and throughout the year afterwards. ISKCON's governing body commissioners in their annual meeting this year passed the following resolution.

Whereas: The 108th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's appearance can bring special inspiration to the devotee community by glorifying Srila Prabhupada.
Whereas: H.H. Lokanath Swami was successful in performing the service of Srila Prabhupada's Centennial Global Minister.

Resolved: ISKCON will make the celebration of Srila Prabhupada's 108th appearance anniversary year a highlight of its activities until Vyasa Puja 2005. H.H. Lokanath Swami will take up the service of global coordinator for this project.

    In 1996 ISKCON celebrated Srila Prabhupada's Centennial.  Participation in events far exceeded expectations.  Throughout the Centennial year, followers of Srila Prabhupada made extraordinary efforts to spread his glories world wide by inundating their countries, states, and cities with the holy name of Krsna, Krsna prasadam, and Prabhupada's books.  Temples world wide joined in celebrating many spectacular special events.  Streets were named in Prabhupada's honor, and several biographies about him were published.  There were also many wonderful special achievements and offerings by individuals and groups.  but why was the Centennial so successful?  We could only conclude that it was because Krsna wanted to glorify Srila Prabhupada.  Krsna wanted to show the world that He is know as bhaktanama mana vardhanah, "He who enhances the reputation of His devotees."
    Srila Prabhupada's teachings, which continue to be felt throughout all parts of ISKCON, are the universal inspiration for the 108 celebration.  All initiated devotees and all followers of Srila Prabhupada have a high level of awareness, appreciation, and remembrance of him.  They feel connected with him as their siksa guru, accepting as essential the teaching he gave in his books.  Inspired by his powerful presence, they follow his instructions in their own lives and are able to bring others to follow them too.
     The celebration of Srila Prabhupada's 108th anniversary will focus on a series of public events.  most of the international events that were so successful in 1996 will be held again.  The events will bring about a heightened appreciation for Srila Prabhupada and his movement in the public and increase ISKCON's member's awareness of being part of a united worldwide movement.
    The 108th Celebration is not limited to events.  The spirit of the Celebration is to encourage each ISKCON devotee, member and follower to make at least one personal offering to Srila Prabhupada during the year in one or more of the following areas:
1. Help spread Srila Prabhupada's mission by expanding the congregation, distributing books and chanting the holy name, especially at 108 events.
2. Dedicate oneself to glorifying Srila Prabhupada by personally meaningful special achievement during the 108th year.
3. Build personal internal strength by commitment to improving both personal spiritual standards and practices and those of your community.
    The 108th Celebration is a great time to introduce the whole world to Srila Prabhupada and his mission.  Let us all take seriously this very special opportunity, and wholeheartedly glorify Srila Prabhupada.

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Srimad Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS

Bhagavad Gita:  Chapter 2 - Contents of the Gita Summarized

                         vihaya kaman yah sarvan
                         pumams carati nihsprhah
                          nirmamo nirahankarah
                         sa santim adhigacchati

                             WORD FOR WORD

   vihaya--giving up; kaman--material desires for sense gratification; yah--who; sarvan--all; puman--a person; carati--lives; nihsprhah--desireless; nirmamah--without a sense of proprietorship; nirahankarah--without false ego; sah--he; santim--perfect peace; adhigacchati--attains.


   A person who has given up all desires for sense gratification, who lives free from desires, who has given up all sense of proprietorship and is devoid of false ego--he alone can attain real peace.

PURPORT by HDG Sril a A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:

   To become desireless means not to desire anything for sense gratification. In other words, desire for becoming Krsna conscious is actually desirelessness. To understand one's actual position as the eternal servitor of Krsna, without falsely claiming this material body to be oneself and without falsely claiming proprietorship over anything in the world, is the perfect stage of Krsna consciousness. One who is situated in this perfect stage knows that because Krsna is the proprietor of everything, everything must be used for the satisfaction of Krsna. Arjuna did not want to fight for his own sense satisfaction, but when he became fully Krsna conscious he fought because Krsna wanted him to fight. For himself there was no desire to fight, but for Krsna the same Arjuna fought to his best ability. Real desirelessness is desire for the satisfaction of Krsna, not an artificial attempt to abolish desires. The living entity cannot be desireless or senseless, but he does have to change the quality of the desires. A materially desireless person certainly knows that everything belongs to Krsna (isavasyam idam sarvam), and therefore he does not falsely claim proprietorship over anything. This transcendental knowledge is based on self-realization--namely, knowing perfectly well that every living entity is an eternal part and parcel of Krsna in spiritual identity, and that the eternal position of the living entity is therefore never on the level of Krsna or greater than Him. This understanding of Krsna consciousness is the basic principle of real peace.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Copyright 1983 The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International. Used with permission.

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Prabhupada Uvacha:
(here's some nectar, sometimes it comes in the form of Srutakirti prabhu's diary, other times from Govinda dasi's diary, Hari Sauri prabhu's Transcendental Diary, or sometimes from a letter, or other related source, but still nectar...)

December 7th, 1975

Prabhupada derives great inspiration from the life of Prahlada Maharaja and often refers to his exemplary behavior when preaching. A recent letter from Yogescandra dasa requested Prabhupada's blessings for a party of eight men who are to collect funds for the Mayapur temple. "You always have my blessings," Prabhupada replied. "The father always wishes that the son may be more successful than himself. This is the spiritual conception. If one is doing well, then the materialistic persons become envious and try to check his progress. This was actually so with Prahlada Maharaja. He was only five years old, he was preaching Krsna consciousness to his school friends, and the father Hiranyakasipu became so envious that he attempted to kill his five-year-old son in so many ways. Krsna consciousness is just the opposite. If someone is doing well then the attitude of the devotee is to give him all facility to go on and improve more and more."

December 8th, 1975

Prabhupada is always concerned about our welfare -- not just philosophically, but in many practical ways as well. For example, this morning was very cold; winter is really setting in. He remarked about it on his walk and then asked if the devotees are getting ghee on their capatis. Aksayananda Swami replied that only the guests are given some because it's expensive and not necessary for the devotees.

But Prabhupada disagreed. He said that it is necessary in this season. In the cold weather the devotees must have a little extra ghee and grains. He recommended a mix of channa and urad dals as being both palatable and beneficial -- not too little and not too much. "Unnecessary vairagya," he said, "there is no need. We don't approve that. Yuktahara-viharasya. What you require for keeping health -- but not to eat too much. But what is absolutely required must be done."

Srila Prabhupada is quite pleased with Harikesa's article, "Experimental Knowledge." Last night he had him read it aloud. Then this morning as we walked, he asked him to reiterate some points for the other devotees to hear.

He injected some very amusing observations himself. Recalling his trip to South Africa he said there were many factories for chicken killing. "So I suggested that the egg, you can analyze. Find out the chemicals and create one egg. That was my proposal. "Motioning to Harikesa, he said, "So he is going to create!" We all laughed as Srila Prabhupada continued, "He'll explain how to create egg from... "

"From chemicals," Aksayananda Swami suggested.

And Jnana dasa added, "And make chicken."

Then Harikesa described, "Calcium phosphate and a little sulphur for the yellow. Make some color and cover it in plastic and put it in an incubator, and let a chicken grow."

"And you eat!" Prabhupada concluded.

Aksayananda Maharaja thought that would be a great article.

Prabhupada stopped and said seriously, "My only regret is that these rascals are going as scientists and big men. Simply talk. They cannot create. It is very simple thing. Put some chemicals together, and if you know the chemicals, then why don't you put it? And incubator put, then you don't require to kill so many chicken."

"Actually it's a wonderful challenge," Harikesa agreed. "This big, big scientist, big, big brain... "

But Prabhupada interrupted, "'Big, big monkey, big, big belly. Ceylon jumping -- melancholy!' You do not know this? Baro baro bandolel, baro baro pet, la"ka dingate, matakare het!"

We were all laughing as Prabhupada went on, "This translation was done by one big professor of President's College, Professor Rowe. So these professors required to learn Bengali, so he translated, 'Big, big monkey, big, big belly. Ceylon jumping -- melancholy!'"

Prabhupada was extremely humorous, and his descriptive analogies perfectly fit. Scientists are always full of big talk, saying that life comes from matter and that it is just a combination of chemicals. Yet life is occurring everywhere at every moment, and still they can neither say what the combination is, nor can they reproduce it. Similarly, the big monkey companions of Hanuman were full of bravado and boasts, but when it came to jumping across the ocean from India to Lanka they were "melancholy." Only Hanuman by the grace of Lord Rama could do it.

Nevertheless, despite his often humorous critiques and sometimes general condemnations of the modern materialistic scientists, Prabhupada cautioned us that any attempt to preach on a scientific basis must be done expertly. When Alanatha, a European devotee, told him of plans to publish a magazine in Sweden with articles challenging the material scientists, Prabhupada warned him. "Don't write anything nonsense. It must be very solid. Otherwise you'll be laughing stock. One must be confident before challenging others. In all stages he must be able to defend himself from the opposing elements. Then such challenge is all right. We are confident that this soul cannot be manufactured by any material combination. Therefore we can challenge. And we can defend ourselves in any stage."

- From the "A Transcendental Diary Vol 1" by HG Hari Sauri dasa

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Santosa: "In a temple of jewels in Vrndavana, underneath a desire tree, Sri Sri Radha-Govinda, served by Their most confidential associates, sit upon an effulgent throne. I offer my humble obeisances unto Them."


prestalibhih sevyamanau smarami
 [Cc. Adi 1.16]

So, description of Vrndavana, Vrndavana and Radha and Krsna situated there. The Vrndavana... Vana means forest, and vrnda means tulasi. Mostly there are tulasi plants and other trees also, but all the trees are living desire trees, spiritual. They can serve Krsna in any way, desire. They have become trees by their voluntary desire. They're all spiritual beings -- there is no force -- but everyone has got a particular tendency to serve Krsna in a different way. So these trees and plants, they are also living beings. They are not ordinary living beings, but they have decided to serve Krsna by supplying fruits and flowers. They want that service. Everyone has got his particular propensity. So someone is serving as the land there, someone is serving as the throne, someone is serving as the supplying agent of fruits and flowers, someone is engaged in His service as the gopis, confidential servitors. The cows, calves, everything -- they are all different living entities. They are not made of these material things, material body. Ananda-cinmaya-rasa-pratibhavitabhis tabhir ya eva nija-rupataya kalabhih [Bs. 5.37]. They are all also expansion of Krsna's pleasure potency. In one sense they are also Krsna; they are not different from Krsna. Sakti-saktimatayor abheda: "The power and the powerful, they are not different, identical." Just like the sun and the sunshine. So in the sun globe there is heat and light, and the sunshine, there is heat and light. So, so far heat and light is concerned, they are one. Similarly, Krsna and Krsna's pleasure potency, ananda-cinmaya, ahladini... It is already described, radha krsna-pranaya-vikrtir hladini-saktir asmat.

So whatever description is there of Vrndavana, that is expansion of Krsna's pleasure potency. They are not different. Therefore in the beginning it is said, divyad, "shining," or "divine," "transcendental." So we should not consider Vrndavana as ordinary forest. Here we have got Vrndavana on this planet. That is also not ordinary forest. The exactly the same Vrndavana as it is Goloka Vrndavana... There is no difference. Therefore Narottama dasa Thakura says that

visaya chadiya kabe suddha ha 'be mana
kabe hama herabo, sri-vrndavana

Visaya chadiya. Our present position is that we are materially diseased, so we have to become free from the material disease. Material disease means sense gratification, and the most formidable disease is sex. This is called material disease. So visaya chadiya. We have to be, become free from the contamination of visaya, material enjoyment. This is the statement of Narottama dasa Thakura.

visaya chadiya kabe suddha ha 'be mana
kabe hama herabo sri-vrndavana

"When my mind will be cleansed of all material desires, then I shall be able to see what is Vrndavana." It is very difficult to see Vrndavana with material desires. Bhakti means the first qualification is to become free from all material desires. Sarvopadhi-vinirmuktam.

tat-paratvena nirmalam
hrsikena hrsikesa-
sevanam bhaktir ucyate
 [Cc. Madhya 19.170]

anukulyena krsnanu-
silanam bhaktir uttama
 [Brs. 1.1.11]

You know all these definition of bhakti given in our Nectar of Devotion. So spiritual life means free from material desires. And material desires mean just to hanker after sense gratification. This is material desire. When we have no more desire for sense gratification, then we should think that we are on the spiritual platform.

So this description of Vrndavana is spiritually described; therefore in the beginning the word is used, divyad. Divyad means divine. Krsna says, janma karma ca me divyam [Bg. 4.9]. This is not ordinary material thing. So desire tree also described in the Brahma-samhita: Cintamani-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vrksa [Bs. 5.29] -- the same kalpa-vrksa-laksavrtesu surabhir abhipalayantam, laksmi-sahasra-sata-sambhrama-sevyamanam. This laksmi-sahasra-sata-sevyamanam is described here as presthalibhih sevyamanau. Prestha-alibhih. Prestha means very dear, and ali means gopis, associates of Radharani, friends. So they are all Laksmis, goddess of fortune. Laksmi... You have heard the name Laksmi, Laksmi-Narayana, associates of Narayana. Krsna is Narayana. So all these gopis, they are expansion of Srimati Radharani, the original Laksmi. This is spiritual world. It is not impersonal, neither nirakara, formless. Everything form, but that form is different from this form. That form is sat-cid-ananda form -- eternal, full of bliss, full of knowledge. This is not this material form. When we speak of formless, that means without any material form. Formless does not mean Krsna and His expansion, they are formless. They are not of material form. Aprakrta, not material. Here everything is prakrta. It is not, neither, eternal nor blissful nor full of knowledge. It is temporary, full of ignorance and always miserable, this form. We can understand it.


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 A caëòäla who is a pure Vaiñëava at heart and who decorates the eleven parts of his body with viñëu-tiläka and sandalwood paste is always worshipable, even by the best of brähmaëas. (Padma Puräëa, Uttatra Khaëòa 66.84)

sakåt praëämé kåñëasya mätuù stanyaà pibenna hi
haripäde mano yeñäà tebhyo nityaà namo namaù
pukkasaù çvapaco väpi ye cänye mleccha-jätayaù
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 One who even once completely gives up false ego and offers obeisances to the lotus feet of Kåñëa will never have to take birth again. One who keeps the holy feet of Hari within his mind is always worthy of worship. Whether one is a pukkasaü, a dog-eater, or a mleccha, if he takes shelter of the lotus feet of Çré Hari with pure devotion, and serves Him with attachment, is to be considered most fortunate and highly worshipable. (Padma Puräëa, Svarga Khaëòa, 50.10)

aho bata çva-paco 'to garéyän yaj-jihvägre vartate näma tubhyam
tepus tapas te juhuvuù sasnur äryä brahmänücur näma gåëanti ye te

 O Lord, how glorious are they whose tongues always chant Your holy name! Even if born in a family of dog-eaters, such persons are worshipable. Those who chant Your holy name must have performed all kinds of austerities and sacrifices. They must have achieved all the good qualities of the Äryans. They must have bathed at all the holy places, studied the Vedas, and fulfilled all to chant the Vedas and perform yajïa. (Srimad Bhägavatam. 3.33.7)

brähmaëänäà sahasrebhyaù satrayäjé viçiñyate
satra-yäji sahasrebhyaù sarva-vedänta-päragaù
sarva-vedänta-vit-koöyä viñëu-bhakto viçiñyate
vaiñëavänäà sahasrebhya ekänty eko viçiñyate

 Among many thousands of brähmaëas, a yajïika brähmaëa is best. Amount thousands of yajïika brähmaëas, one who fully knows Vedänta is best. Among millions of knowers of Vedänta, one who is a devotee of Viñëu is best. And among thousands of devotees of Viñëu, one who is an unalloyed Vaiñëava is best. (Bhakti-sandarbha 177)

dharma-mülaà hi bhagavän sarva-vedamayo hariù
småtaà ca tad-vidäà räjan yena cätmä prasédati

 The Supreme Person is the root of all dharma, the essence of all the Vedas, and the meditation of all those great authorities who know the truth about the Supreme Lord, and whose opinions becomes scripture. This is evidence, O King, and by accepting this religious principle, everyone will attain the highest satisfaction of the soul, mind, and body. (Srimad Bhägavatam. 7.11.7)

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tapastu täpaiù prapatastu parvatä-daöantu térthani paöhastu cägamän
yajastu yägairvivadantu vädair harià vinä naiva måtià taranti

 You may perform mountains of austerities, visit many holy places, study all the Vedas, and perform all kinds of Vedic sacrifices, but without devotion to Kåñëa, none of these things can save you from death. (Bhävärtha Dépikä 10.87.27)

etävän eva loke 'smin puàsäà dharmaù paraù småtaù
bhakti-yogo bhagavati tan-näma-grahaëädibhiù

 It is recognized that the highest religious principle in human society is devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, beginning with the chanting of the holy name of the Lord, näma-saäkértana. (Srimad Bhägavatam. 6.3.22)

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näma cintämaëiù kåñëaç caitanya-rasa-vigrahaù
pürëah-çuddho nitya-mukto'bhinnatvän näma nämiëoù

 The holy name of Kåñëa is a transcendental wish fulfilling gem it bestows all spiritual benedictions, for it is Kåñëa Himself. It is the personification of divine mellow, the fountainhead of all pleasure. The holy name of Kåñëa is eternally liberated and spiritual. This is because the name of Kåñëa and Kåñëa Himself are nondifferent. (Çré Bhakti-rasämåta-sindhu, Pürva-Vibhägaga 2.233)

ekam eva sac-cid-änanda-rasädi-rüpaà tattvaà dvidhä-virbhütam

 The Supreme Absolute Truth is one reality whose form is eternal, fully cognizant, and ecstatic. That Absolute reality who is the origin of all rasa appears in two forms, as Kåñëa Himself and as the holy name of Kåñëa. These two forms are nondifferent manifestations of the same eternal reality Kåñëa. (Bhakti-rasämåta-sindhu, Pürva-Vibhäga 2.233, Jéva Gosvämé's Durgama-saågamané commentary)

The Vedas Sing the Glories of the Holy Name

oà äsya jänanto näma cid-viviktan mahante viñëo sumatià bhajämahe
oà tat sat

 This mantra means, "O Lord Visnu, Your name is conscious (cit) and therefore self-effulgent (mahas) and so even one with partial knowledge of the eternal nature of Your name, and incomplete understanding of the glory of proper chanting, can attain knowledge of You merely by repeating the syllables, because You, who are known by Om, are self-existent (sat)." Thus it is seen that the name liberates a person from fear and envy even if alluded to. (Bhagavata-Sandarbha 47)

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“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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From the Great Favor, a Harmonist article, by Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada:

"A chanter of the Kirtan of Hari is necessarily the uncompromising enemy of wordliness and hypocrisy. As chanter of the Kirtan of Hari, it is the constant function to dispell all misconceptions by the preaching of the truth in the most unambiguous form without any respect of person, place or time. That form is to be adopted which is least likely to be misunderstood. It is his bounden duty to oppose clearly and frankly any person who tries to deceive and harm himself and other people by misrepresenting the Truth due to malice or bonafide misunderstanding.

This will be possible if the chanter of Kirtan is always prepared to submit to be trodden by thoughtless people if any discomfort to himself will enable him to do good to his persecutors by chanting the Truth in the most unambiguous manner. If he is unwilling or afraid of considerations of self-respect or personal discomfort to chant the Kirtan under all circumstances he is unfit to be a preacher of the Absolute Truth. Humility implies perfect submission to the Truth and no sympathy for untruth. A person who entertains any partiality for untruth is unfit to chant the kirtan of Hari. Any clinging to untruth is opposed to the principle of humility born of absolute submission to the truth.

Those who serve the Truth at all time, by means of all their faculties, and have no hankering for the trivialities of this world, are always necessarily free from malice born of competing worldliness and are, therefore, fit to admonish those who are actively engaged in harming themselves and others by the method of opposing or misrepresenting the Truth in order to attain rewards of such policy in the shape of a perpetuation of the state of misery and ignorance. The method which is employed by the servant of the good preceptor for preventing such misrepresentation of the truth is a part and parcel of the truth itself.

It may not always be pleasing to the diseased susceptibilities of deluded minds and may even be denounced by them as a malicious act with which they are only too familiar, but the words of truth from the lips of a loyal and humble servant of Hari possess such beneficent power that all effort to suppress or obstruct them only serves to vindicate to impartial minds the necessity of complete submission to the Absolute Truth as the only cure of the disease of wordliness. Humility that is employed in the unambiguous service of the Truth is necessarily and qualitatively different from its perverted prototype which is practised by the cunning people of this world for gaining their worldly ends. The professors of pseudo-humility have reason to be afraid of the preachings of the servants of Hari -- one of whose duties is to expose the enormous possibility of mischief that is possessed by the forms of so-called spiritual conduct -- when they are taken to task for serving the untruth.

Shrila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura quotes:

Patrikara Uddesya, Sajjana Tosani:

"In the name of bhakti in many places people are engaged in illicit or anti-bhakti activities in the name of practicing bhakti. If one does not expose those issues (cases) very clearly, then pure-bhakti will never be victorious or be established."

Bheka-dharana, Sajjana Tosani.

"One should compulsorily engage in endeavouring to trying to uplift the Vaisnava-dharma from the mud of contamination and trying to free it from all kinds of dauratmya (wrong ideas and practices)."

"Conversions Are a Part of Hinduism, Too",~too

UK, May 20, 2005: Sooraj Ratnakumar of the UK writes in Express India:  "Many Hindus pride themselves on account of their secular ideal of non-proselytism. They believe that Hinduism has never indulged in converting people of other religions to its own, and some go further to demonstrate the unwillingness of many of today's saints to accept followers of other religions into their fold. Amongst adherents of the non-proselytising history of Hinduism, there exist, on the one hand, those who wish it to remain so owing to the secularist principle of the ideal. On the other hand, there are also those who sincerely believe that Hinduism should transform into at least a passively proselytizing religion to survive the onslaught of the, not only actively, but aggressively, proselytizing Abrahamic religions. On reading many accounts in Indian history of conversions from Hinduism to other religions and re-conversions as well as original conversions from other religions to Hinduism, I find it hard to believe that Hinduism has been a non-proselytizing religion. While I agree with the self-evident fact that Hinduism is not militant in its evangelistic zeal as contrasted with the forced and threatened conversions by Islam or the deceitful and bribed conversions by Christianity, Hinduism, on many instances in the past, has indulged in active proselytizing mainly by means of dialectics."

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SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, May 15, 2005: Arjun, the warrior-prince of the Mahabharata, and Maya were the most popular names given to baby boys and girls respectively by Indians in the United States. The name Arjun was given to 247 boys last year, ranking it 741 in the list of 1,000 most popular baby names in the US, compiled by the Department of Social Security Administration. The popularity of the name has been increasing steadily since 2001 when it was ranked 977. Aditya, the most popular name for the year 2003, ranked 743 as the second most popular Indian choice. The name was chosen for 246 babies. Other male names that found a place in the list of 1000 are Pranav, Samir, Nikhil, Arnav, Rishi and Rahul. Among female Indian names, Maya ranked first (85 overall rank), followed by Tara (323) and Shreya (853). Overall, Emily and Jacob remained the top names for girls and boys respectively in the United States. Emily has been the most popular female name since 1996, while Jacob has been topping the chart since 1999 for boys.

India as a girl's name ranked 478th position, a tribute to the lasting legacy of the 1939 movie "Gone With the Wind" in which a principle female character was named "India Wilkes"--and, incidentally, the planation featured in the film was named "Tara."

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Brutal Destruction of heritage hills in Braj
Text PAMHO:9434738 by Parvati (dd) ACBSP (Vrindavan - IN)
I signed the petition a couple of days back and there were only 420 signatures. So few! This mining is a real threat to Vaisnava history and culture.

I lived in Mangalore for some time, and the area around Mangalore was full of palm studded hills, very beautiful. But then a company moved in and completely flattened half a dozen hills to build an oil refinery, and devastated a huge huge area.

Also I can never forget going on one of the early ISKCON Vraja parikramas, and on one of the last days of the parikrama discovering the flaming exhaust tower of the Mathura oil refinery blasting out just near our dharmasalla. I never knew there was an oil refinery in Vraja. Now there is McDonalds. I also heard that the enchanting soft dusty parikrama path of Vrindavan town has just been paved over with concrete and stones, where will this all end?

Do we want the time to come when Vraja is so badly damaged that there is nothing at all to relate to? As it is even though Vrindavan town is getting more and more built up, at least one can visit the relatively untouched beauty of Krsnas extensive Vraja pastimes, but now even this is endangered!

While we understand that the real Vraja can never be destroyed still the land of Vraja that is manifest to our material senses is an invaluable source of inspiration and hope. If we can help to preserve it by going through the effort of signing an online petition, lets at least do that.

So please all devotees, register your complaint and sign on to this petition to save Vraja from destruction.

You can sign the petition at

Your servant
Samba dasa
(Text PAMHO:9445256)

Worst Fast Food Choices

By Sabrina Rogers's Nutrition Correspondent

By now, it's probably not news to you that most fast food choices are bad for your health. Packed with artery-clogging, heart-attack-causing amounts of calories, fat and sodium, many fast food items are essentially death traps in little cardboard boxes.

While most fast food chains have added "healthy" or "light" items to their menus over the past couple of years, an opposite trend can also be observed: many of them are also producing new menu choices with a record high amount of calories, fat and sodium. These companies defend the availability of these unhealthy items by saying they "meet an important demand."

Don't get sucked in. You'll be putting yourself at risk for obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and many more unsightly diseases, many of which can kill you. In an effort to help you make decent fast food choices, I have picked some of the worst fast foods on the market and provided all the essential nutritional information.

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"In this case it would seem to find an episode of the life of Krishna avatara (that is one earthly manifestation) of the Indian God Vishnu."..... "That constitutes an ulterior test of the existence of intense relationships with India even if today little documented traces remain."
Indeed, between the decorations of sogdiane several the external panels of its sarcophagus they can be noticed divinity between which the God Weshparkar seated on three protomi of Taurus and with a trident in hand (fig. 16). In the below part of the same panel two zoroastriani clergymen fortified of one appear also particular mask still used in Iran and India during some rituals and one procession of animals from load on a bridge. Draft of the Chinvat bridge, the passage that the defunct one is held to cross during its trapasso in the zoroastriane sideboards. According to the zoroastriani religious witnesses the spirit of the defunct one must exceed several stations before catching up the paradise. To every station one is premail divinity between which, exactly, Weshparkar. The trident and the Taurus are its characteristic attributes clearly taken to loan from the iconography of the divinity hindu, in this case from Shiva. The Sogdiani, in fact, a process absorbed many elements of the religious iconography Indian second still little clearly but that it goes dated to 6th century B.C. approximately. That constitutes an ulterior test of the existence of intense relationships with India even if today little documented traces remain.

Also the funerary bed exposed recently to several Paris extension panels decorates second the iconography to you Hindu. Three are the more interesting panels from this point of view both dominate to you from figures of probable divine nature. The first panel ritrae an endowed personage of four arms placed side by side from two archers on a throne to lotiforme base (fig. 17). Such attributes send back immancabilmente to a particular aspect of the God of the Indian sun Surya. Moreover, the discs concentrate us to the shoulders of the personages recall a solar symbolism exactly. The other interpretable scene in key Hindu regards a panel with an aquatic scene in which a male personage notices itself attempt scoccare an arrow towards the high while it is seated astride of a large bovine dipped in the flutti together other monstrous beings (fig. 18). In this case it would seem to find of forehead to an episode of the life of Krishna that others was not if not avatar (that is one earthly manifestation) of the Indian God Vishnu. The last panel, a lot ruined, ritrae a personage from the ventre prominent seated on one skin elephant and encircled from tralci of grape (fig. 19). Perhaps also this personage is interpretable as a divine being in how much the Sogdiani seems to have adopted the iconography of Indra in order to adapt it to that one of Ahura Mazda, the supreme gentleman of just pantheon. However he is not excluded that raffigurazione of Kubera for via of the belly of the God and the grape bunches can be a matter also of one.


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Cracking Nuts with a Salagrama

A landlord once appointed a professional priest for regular offerings to his family Salagrama. The landlord used to arrange for the daily offering of some chestnuts for the satisfaction of Sri Narayana.

The priest accordingly used to take the chestnuts inside the Deity room and close the door as if he were going to offer them to the Deity. In fact the priest would use the Salagram as an ordinary stone, convenient for cracking the chestnuts. After cracking them with the Salagrama and keeping them on the sandalwood stone, he ate many of them even before offering.

In course of time, his mischief came to light and the landlord then threw him out by the neck.


Those who desire for some sense gratification with self-interest or for liberation without devotional service, or for women, wealth and prestige, usually take recourse to such habits as cracking the nuts with a Salagrama.

One who plans to earn money and fame by performance of Gita and Bhagavatam lectures relating to religion, through publication and compilation of religious treatises, organising congregational sankirtana or offering esoteric mantras simply for his own sense gratification, may very well be indicated as one who makes an attempt to crack nuts with a Salagrama.

In fact, all professional narrators of scriptural and mythological anecdotes, and businessman-like glorifiers of the Lord are trying to crack nuts with a Salagrama, which means that they are using everything offered to the Lord simply for their own sense gratification.

There are persons who pretend to be living in association with devotees in a math, but are simply looking for facilities for their own self-interest and actually make personal use of the society of devotees instead of offering services to such society, and enjoy Lord Sri Krsna?s property without the slightest interest in offering services for the satisfaction of the Lord.

These so-called devotees are similar to the professional priests who try to crack nuts with a Salagrama, and they practise devotional services that are not considered sincere or honest. It is thus said that any prayer to the Lord for religion, wealth peace or liberation is tantamount to cracking a nut with a Salagrama.

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This is an important message regarding His Holiness, Bhakti-tirtha Swami.

We are sad to inform you that his Holiness Bhakti-tirtha Swami departed this
world at 3:40PM EST on Monday, June 27, 2005 in Gita Nagari. You may check or the B.T. Swami List for more information. Please inform
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 With thankfulness to our Founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada, Sri Gaura-Nitai, and the inspiration of all of you, we announce the Grand Opening of "NECTARBOOKS.COM". This website contains rare, wonderful Krishna Literature by our Vaisnava Acharyas, beautifully and carefully translated by Dasaratha Suta Prabhu, a scholarly disciple of Srila Prabhupada, long known for his translation work.

It was a desire of Srila Prabhupada to give all of us, his children and grandchildren, the entire Vaisnava Library of devotional writings, and we are  blessed by His Divine Grace to recieve some of this literature with which to further water our creepers of devotion.

Please consider forwarding this email to your address list in the mood of going for the mercy of Lord Chaitanya by assisting His missionary desires.

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UNITED STATES, October 20, 2004: Are you fascinated by the many things in life that cannot be scientifically explained? Do you seem to have a "sixth sense" that sometimes allows you to know what is going to happen? Do you sometimes feel so connected to nature that everything seems to be part of one living organism? To find out how spiritual you are, click on "source" above. The short test is adapted from a personality inventory devised by Washington University psychiatrist Robert Cloninger, author of "Feeling Good: The Science of Well-Being."

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Incense from the comfort of home, choose from 14 pure incense flavours. This incense is
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Incense made in one family for hundreds of years. Incense developed for worship of local
temple Deities and discovered by western travellers and incense hunters during the late
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Wrapped in 50 gram bundles, it will be posted to your home and soon be taking place of
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Continuous illness - All medical treatments fail.

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Continuous illness of any member of the family.

Tiredness and weakness like M.E.

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deficiency or without any medical reason.

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Problems in the construction of new houses, new factory or any other building.

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Apathy, no desire to rise In Life.

Achievement of objectives seems impossible.

Sudden quarrels between brothers or the members of the family, without any reason.

Unexpected loss in the business of property.

Ill health and under development of children.

Loss of peace due to the fear of enemies and their evil designs.

Discord between spouses or the family.

Greatest efforts always resulting in failure.

Lack of Govt, favours, promotions and the desired raises or transfers.

Poverty, in spite of hard work.

Mental disorders - Insanity - Craziness.

These are some effects which prove that one is under the spell of the supernatural or black magic.

Even though Intelligent, one still fails to find solutions to such problems.

It is only due to "Black Works" that all your wisdom, all your strategies and all your intelligence fails.for relief

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Some Official web-sites of senior Iskcon devotees:
HH Bhakti Tirtha Swami (UK)  (Institute for Applied Spiritual Technology) (Perth Aus)

HH Bir-Krishna Goswami's site

HH Devamrita Swami

HH Gopal Krishna Goswami:

HH Indradyumna Swami

HH Jayapataka Swami
Many lectures by HH Jayapataka Swami and HH Radhanath Swami

HH Kadamba Kanana Swami

HH Prabhavishnu Swami

HH Prahladananda Swami

HH Romapada Swami

HH Sacinandan Swami

HH Sivaram Swami:

HH Sridhar Swami (the late Sridhar swami)

HH Suhotra dasa Tapa Vanacharin

HH Trivikram Swami

HG Vaiyasaki dasa Adhikari

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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:-

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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.

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Vegetarian Clubs
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2 days per week serving about 100 plates each day.

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Auckland Veda club.
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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.
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Seven hundred plates of free prasadam (food offered to the Lord) were distributed to an appreciative public and to 50 devotees who took part in a central city Harinam (chanting in the streets).

Nimananda das and his wife Suchitra devi dasi, Organisers of the Food for Life Restaurant in Auckland City, celebrated Srila Prabhupada’s 108th Birthday, by following the request of their spiritual master, Tamal Krisna Goswami, to distribute prasadam to the public.They have been performing this act of charity regularly for 19 years in Fiji, Wellington and now Auckland.

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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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Here you will learn about the features of this glorious and sophisticated form of music.
You will also meet here with two of its most authentic and senior practitioners,
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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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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.

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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
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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:

Vegan and Vegetarian recipes
Panihati Chida dahi festival recipes
 updated 18th May 2005

Rajma Cheese Paratha
These spicy kidney bean, cheese stuffed parathas have now become a favourite with my family and friends. On several occasions, we've used this rajma filling to make delicious grilled sandwiches! Take my word for it - this paratha meal tastes terrific!

Cooking Time :  40 mins.
Preparation Time :  15 mins.
Serves/Makes :  Makes 4 Paratha.

For the dough
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
For the rajma filling
1/4 cup red kidney beans (rajma), soaked overnight
2 teaspoons grated ginger
1 tsp hing
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1 small firm head of cabbage chopped finely
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoons coriander (dhania) powder
¼ cup curds
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste

Other ingredients
4 tablespoons grated cheese
oil for cooking

For serving
tomato corn chutney

For the dough
1. Combine all the ingredients and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
2. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
3. Roll out each portion into a 200 mm. (8") diameter circle.
4. Cook each chapati lightly on both sides on a hot tava (griddle) and keep aside.

For the rajma filling
1. Drain the kidney beans, add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles till the rajma is overcooked.
2. Drain any excess liquid and keep aside.
3. Heat the oil in a pan, add the hing, ginger and saute till the finely chopped cabbage until it is light brown in colour.
4. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and cook till the oil separates.
5. Add the cooked beans and mix well.
6. Add the curds and continue cooking till the mixture is dry.
7. Add the coriander and mix well. Keep aside to cool slightly. Divide into 4 equal portions.

How to proceed
1. Place one chapati on a dry surface and spread one portion of the rajma filling in the centre of the chapati.
2. Sprinkle some spring onions and 1 tablespoon of cheese.
3. Bring in all sides of the chapati towards the centre to enclose the filling and make a square paratha.  4. Seal the edges with a little water.
5. Repeat to make 3 more parathas.
6. Cook on both sides, using a little oil till the parathas are golden brown.
7. Serve hot with tomato corn chutney.

Recipe Source TV Meals by Tarla Dalal (with onion and garlic removed)

Tomato Corn Chutney

Cooking Time :  10 mins.
Preparation Time :  5 mins.
Serves/Makes :  Makes1 1/2 cups.

Main Recipe
1 cup finely chopped tomato
1/ 2 cup sweet corn kernels
1/2 teaspoon nigella seeds (kalonji - mangaral seeds)
4 to 5 curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 green chilli, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste

Main Procedure
1. Heat the oil and add the nigella seeds.
2. Add the curry leaves, ginger, green chilli and the corn and saute for sometime till the corn is almost cooked.
3. Add the tomato, sugar and salt and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Cool and serve.

Recipe Source TV Meals by Tarla Dalal

Quick Vegetable Korma
This is a time saving version of the traditional Navratna curry.

Cooking Time :  20 mins.
Preparation Time :  10 mins.
Serves/Makes :  Serves 4.

Main Recipe
1/4 cup cauliflower, cut into small florets
1/4 cup french beans, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1/4 cup green peas
1 medium capsicum, diced
1/4 cup baby corn, cut into slices
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
2 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
1 cardamom
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1/2 teaspoon green chilli paste
1 cup milk
1/4 cup paneer (cottage cheese), cut into small pieces
1/4 cup pineapple slices (canned), cut the small pieces
3 tablespoons cream
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon ghee
salt to taste

For the garnish
1 pineapple slices (canned)
1 tablespoon chopped coriander

Main Procedure
1. Heat the ghee in a kadhai and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger paste, green chilli paste and saute for 5 to 7 minutes while stirring continuously.
2. Add the cauliflower, french beans, carrot, green peas, capsicum, baby corn, salt, 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of water. Cover and cook over a slow flame till the vegetables are tender.
3. Add the remaining milk, paneer, pineapple, cream and garam masala and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
4. Serve hot.

Recipe Source TV Meals by Tarla Dalal

250 gms. white flour  (maida)
1 tblsp. coarsely pounded cumin seeds
1 tblsp. coarsely pounded peppercorns
salt to taste

 - Mix together all ingredients, add enough water to make a stiff dough.
 - Roll dough into small balls, roll each ball into a chapati using a little dry flour.
 - Bake each chapati lightly on both sides.
 - Liberally apply ghee on both sides.
 - Stack them up and set aside for a few hours.
 - Re-roast the chapatis over a griddle until crisp and biscuit coloured.
 - Cool and store in airtight bins.

Khasta Kachori

Cooking Time  : 45 mins.
Preparation Time : 15 mins.
Makes 12 kachoris.

For the dough
2 cups plain flour (maida)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted ghee or vanaspati

For the filling
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), soaked for 4 hours
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
1 teaspoon green chilli-ginger paste
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon amchur (dry mango powder)
2 tablespoons Bengal gram flour (besan)
3 tablespoons oil
salt to taste

Other ingredients
oil for deep frying
For serving
2 cups beraten curds
green chutney
khajur imli ki chutney
chilli powder
roasted cumin seed (jeera) powder
chopped coriander
sev or nylon sev

For the dough
1. Combine all the ingredients and knead into a firm dough using a little water. Knead very well for 5 to 7 minutes.
2. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts and keep covered under a wet muslin cloth.

For the filling
1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
2. When the seeds crackle, add the soaked and drained moong dal and sauté for a few seconds.
3. Add the green chilli-ginger paste, chilli powder, garam masala, amchur, gram flour and salt and stir for 5 to 7 minutes till the masalas are cooked.
4. Cool and divide into 12 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and keep aside.

How to proceed
1. Roll out each portion of the dough into a circle of 50 mm. (2") diameter.
2. Place one portion of the filling mixture in the centre of the rolled dough circle.
3. Surround the filling mixture with the dough by slowly stretching it over the filling mixture.
4. Seal the ends tightly and remove any excess dough if necessary.
5. Roll each filled portion into a circle of  62 mm. (2½") diameter taking care to ensure that the filling does not spill out.
6. Gently press the centre of the kachori with your thumb.
7. Deep fry on low heat in hot oil till golden brown on both sides. The kachoris should puff up like puris. These take a long time to fry as the crust is thick and need to be cooked on the inside also.
8. Cool and keep aside.

How To Proceed
To serve
1. Place one kachori on a serving plate and make a hole in the centre.
2. Fill it with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the beaten curds.
3. Top with green chutney, khajur imli ki chutney, chilli powder, cumin seed powder, salt and coriander.
4. Sprinkle sev on top and serve immediately.

Handy tip(s) :
1. The kachoris can also be eaten without the curd topping. Just serve them with khajur imli ki chutney.
3. You can make 24 small kachoris using the above recipe.

Kathal Curry - Curried green jackfruit.

Serves : Six
Time required : 25 minutes

1 kg green jackfruit (kathal) (or three cans jackfruit)
4 tbsp (60 ml) oil
4 medium-sized (250 g) potatoes, peeled and cut into 3 cm cubes
1/2 tsp (2.5 g) sugar
salt to taste
1 tsp (5 g) garam masala powder

Grind together with a little water:
3 dry red chillies
1 tbsp (15 g) cummin seeds
1 tbsp (6 g) coriander seeds
1/2 tsp (2 g) turmeric powder

For the tempering:
1 tbsp (15 g) ghee
2-3 bay leaves (tej patta)
1/4 tsp (1 g) cummin seeds

Peel the outer skin of jackfruit. Remove seeds, if any. Discard the fibrous portion, retaining only the ‘meaty’ portion. There is a layer of skin between the seed and the fruit. Ensure that this is also removed and discarded. Cut jackfruit into bite-sized pieces. Place in a pan with water and boil for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain well.

Heat oil in a kadai (wok) or deep frying pan. Fry potatoes until lightly browned. Remove from pan, drain and set aside.

Add jackfruit and saute for a few minutes. Remove from pan, drain and set aside. Add ground paste, sugar and salt to pan. Stir well and fry for several minutes, sprinkling water when necessary. Stir in 1 1/2 cups water and add jackfruit and potatoes. Simmer gently until both are cooked and there is gravy in the pan.

Heat ghee for tempering in a separate pan or kadai. Add bay leaves and cummin. Stir-fry until they stop spluttering. Pour on to the vegetables and sprinkle in the garam masala powder. Stir well and cook for a minute longer. Serve hot with rice or chapati.

Put into an oven preheated to 200oC (400oF) and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Serve with a salad.

Green Chutney

Green coriander leaves 1 cup
Green chilli  2
Ginger 1/4 inch
Lemon juice  2 tbsp.
Salt to taste

1. Grind coriander leaves, ginger and green chilli together.
2. If the paste is too thick, add little water.
3. Then add lemon juice and salt. Mix well.

Crispy Fried Okra

500 gms okra (bhindi - lady finger)
Juice of 2 lemons
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp chaat masala
1 tsp ajwain seeds
1 tsp amchur powder
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tsp Hing
50 gms gram flour (besan)
Oil for frying
Salt to taste
2 tbsp ginger, julienned
5 green chilies, sliced

Snip off both the ends of the okra and slit lengthwise. Spread the okra in a flat dish and sprinkle evenly with salt, lemon juice, chili powder, turmeric powder, chaat masala, ajwain, amchur powder and ginger paste and Hing.
Mix gently to coat the okra evenly. Sprinkle gram flour over the okra and mix it to coat the okra evenly. Divide into four portions.
Heat oil in a kadai pan until it is smoking. Add one portion of the coated okra slices, gently separating them with a fork, so they do not stick to each other. Fry till crisp and brown.
Repeat the process for the remaining okra slices. Garnish with ginger juliennes and green chilies. Serve hot with chapaties.
Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cabbage Rice

Cabbage finely chopped
2 cups Rice cooked
1 cup Coconut
1/4 cup Pottu kadalai (split peas dahl)
1/4 cup Urad dhall
1 t.spoon Channa dhall
1 t.spoon Green Chillies
4 Ginger small piece

Cook rice with less water as you would cook for pulauv. Wet grind coconut, pottu kadalai, green chilles, ginger and salt. Fry mustard, channa dhall, urad dhall, curry leaves and cabbage, and let it cook for a few minutes. Add the ground masala to the above and keep cooking until the flavour comes out. Mix this with rice.

Vegetable Makhanwala

 Vegetables simmered in a rich tomato gravy.

This is one for those who microwave - nuke cook.

Cooking Time :  14 min.
Preparation Time :  10 min.
Serves/Makes :  Serves 4.

For the garnish
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
1 teaspoon butter

Main Recipe
1/2 cup french beans, cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces
1/2 cup carrots, cut into 25 mm. (1") pieces
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup cauliflower florets
1 t spoon hing
1/4 cup baby corn, sliced
12 mm. (1") piece ginger
3  large tomatoes, sliced
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1 teaspoon garam masala
4 tablespoons cream
1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
2 teaspoons sugar
4 tablespoons butter
salt to taste

Method 1.

Combine the ginger, hing, tomatoes, turmeric powder and chilli powder in a glass bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. 2.

Blend this mixture in a liquidiser to get a smooth puree. Keep aside. 3.

Put 2 tablespoons of butter and the cumin seeds in  another glass bowl and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. 4.

Add the french beans, carrots, green peas, baby corn and cauliflower, cover with a lid and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Keep aside. 5.

In another glass bowl, add the remaining butter, cooked puree, vegetables, garam masala, cream, kasuri methi, sugar and salt and mix well. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. 6.

Serve hot, garnished with the chopped coriander and butter.


1 cup grated sweet potatoes (ratali)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh coconut scraped
5 cardamoms, ground
4 cups full cream milk

What you do:
Wash, peel and grate sweet potatoes. Cook in milk till it turns soft and the mixture thickens. Then add sugar, cardamom powder and coconut and cook for a few minutes. Serve hot or cold. This kheer looks like vermicelli kheer and tastes excellent.


1 kg sweet potatoes
250 gm sugar
ghee for frying
cardamom powder

What you do:
Wash and remove skin of sweet potatoes. Cut into round thin slices and fry in ghee. Take sugar (1/4 in equivalent volume of the slices) and make sugar syrup of one thread consistency. Add cardamom powder to it. Place fried sweet potato slices in syrup and stir lightly. Keep for some time and then remove. They will turn crisp.


Sachamoti Sago : 1 Cup
Sugar : 1  Cup
Milkmaid : 1/4 Tin
Milk : 1 Cup
Water : 1 Cup
Ghee : 2 tablespoon
May be add: Pista (Pistachio), Badam (Almond),
Cashewnut, and Saffron as per taste.

Mix  1-Cup Water and milk and boil them on a stove. Add the Sachamoti Sago and mix till boiled. Add sugar to the boiled Sago and mix well. Add Milkmaid and Ghee and mix them till it becomes a Semi-solid Mass. Transfer the content to a plate, which is already given a thin coating of Ghee. Allow the contents to cool and then cut to required shapes. Other nuts and additives may be placed on the ready cake and it is ready to serve.

Sev Biranj
Vermicelli cooked in milk and sugar and flavoured with cardamom and saffron.
Cooking Time :   15 mins.
Preparation Time :   5 mins.
Serves/Makes :  Serves 4.

1 cup crushed vermicelli (sevian)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 to 3 strands saffron
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
3 tablespoons ghee

For the garnish
2 tablespoons slivered pistachios

1. Heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, add the vermicelli and cook on a slow flame for 5 to 7 minutes until the vermicelli is golden brown in colour.
2. Add the milk and 1 cup of water and cook for a further 5 minutes.
3. Add the sugar, saffron, cardamom powder and cook till the sugar has completely dissolved.
4. Garnish with slivered pistachios.
5. Serve hot.

Recipe Source Roz ka Khana by Tarla Dalal

Vegetable Smoothie

For a deliciously zingy and refreshing start to your day try something a little different with this fruit and vegetable smoothie.

Serves 1
3 carrots
1/2 apple
1/2 orange, peeled
1/2 boiled beetroot (beets)
1 celery stick
2 large kale (cabbage) leaves

1. Using a juicer, juice the carrots, apple, orange, beetroot, celery and kale.
2. Serve at once.

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I don't know if Shel was actually a vegetarian or not, but he did do some pro-veg works like the following:

Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless,
Christmas dinner's dark and blue,
When you stop and try to see it
From the turkey's point of view.

Sunday dinner isn't funny
Easter feasts are just bad luck,
When you see it from the viewpoint
Of the chicken or the duck.

Oh, how I once loved tuna salad,
Pork and lobsters, lamb chops, too,
Till I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner's point of view.

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- 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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see their mention on our 2004 events

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Vegetarian Cartoons and Jokes

 Krishna Conscious - Vedikly acceptable Jokes

Healing with humour: Taking better care of ourselves  =>;-))
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Laughter Therapy - its no joke:

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.

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Four Wives parable:

Why did the priest giggle in church?
Mass hysteria

The owner and manager at Patels Corner shop Dairy was given the task of hiring an individual to fill a job opening. After sorting through a stack of resumes he found four people who were equally qualified. He decided to call the four in and ask them only one question. Their answer would determine which of them would get the job. The day came and as the four sat around the conference room table the interviewer asked, "What is the fastest thing you know of?"

Acknowledging the first man on his right, the man replied, "A THOUGHT". It just pops into your head. There's no warning that it's on the way; it's just there. A thought is the fastest thing I know of."

"That's very good!" replied the interviewer. "And now you sir?" he asked the second man.

"Hmm.... let me see. A blink! It comes and goes and you don't know that it ever happened. A BLINK is the fastest thing I know of."

"Excellent!" said the interviewer. "The blink of an eye, that's a very popular cliché for speed." He then turned to the third man who was contemplating his reply.

"Well, out at my dad's farm, you step out of the house and on the wall there's a light switch. When you flip that switch, way out across the pasture the light in the barn comes on in less than an instant. Yep, TURNING ON A LIGHT is the fastest thing I can think of."

The interviewer was very impressed with the third answer and thought he had found his man. "It's hard to beat the speed of light" he said. Turning to Brajendra, the fourth and final man, the interviewer posed the same question.

Old Brajendra replied, "After hearing the three previous answers, It's obvious to me that the fastest thing known is DIARRHEA."

"WHAT!?" said the interviewer, stunned by the response.

"Oh I can explain." said Old Brajendra. "You see the last week I was in India, and I wasn't feeling so good and I ran for the bathroom. But, before I could THINK, BLINK, or TURN ON THE LIGHT, I had already filled up my pants.

Old Brajendra iz the new shelf filler at the Patels Corner shop Dairy.

Maharaj to fallen conditioned soul:

.......just as a third class person never learns from a painful experience,
and a second class person learns simply by the experience, while a first class person learns from the mistakes of others.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

Reminds me of the story of the Gurukuli going to their mother and telling her of the dead cat body laying in the courtyard of the temple. The mother consoled the child "It's okay Lalita the cats gone to Krishna now" to which the little girl retored "What does Krishna want with a dead cat?????"

.A man asked his wife what she'd like for her birthday.

"I'd love to be eight again." she replied.

On the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her off to the local theme park.

What a day! He put her on every ride in the park:
     * the Death Slide,
     * the Wall of Fear,
     * the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster,
     * every thing there was.

Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.

Right away, they journeyed to a McDonald's where her loving husband ordered her :
     * a Happy Meal
     * with extra fries
     * and a refreshing chocolate shake.

Then it was off to the movies:
     * the latest Star Wars epic,
     * a hot dog,
     * popcorn,
     * all the Coke she could drink,
     * and her favourite lolly, M&M's.

What a fabulous adventure! Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.

He leaned over his precious wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, "Well, Dear, what was it like being eight again?"

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed.... "I meant my dress size, you flaming moron"

The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, and all the good intention in the world, he's gonna get it wrong.

Your very own

Biblical Curse Generator

sent in by Shyamasundara prabhu ACBSP - thank thee

A priest and a pastor from the local churches are standing by the side of  the road, pounding a sign into the ground, that reads:

   The End is Near!
   Turn Yourself Around Now!
   Before it's Too Late!

   As a car sped past them, the driver yelled,
"Leave us alone, you religious nuts!"
From the curve they heard screeching tires and a big splash.

   The pastor turns to the priest and asks, "Do you think the sign should just say 'Bridge Out'? "

sent in by Shyamasundara prabhu ACBSP

Did you ever wonder?

What do you call it when two egotists butt heads?
An I for an I!


This blonde decides one day that she is sick and tired of all these blonde jokes and how all blondes are perceived as stupid, so she decides to show her husband that blondes really are smart.

While her husband is off at work, she decides that she is going to paint a couple of rooms in the house. The next day, right after her husband leaves for work, she gets down to the task at hand.

Her husband arrives home at 5:30 and smells the distinctive smell of paint. He walks into the living room and finds his wife lying on the floor in a pool of sweat. He notices that she is wearing a parka and a leather jacket at the same time.

He goes over and asks her if she is ok. She replies yes. He asks what she is doing. She replies that she wanted to prove to him that not all blonde women are dumb, and she wanted to do it by painting the house.

Then he asks her why she has a parka over her leather jacket.

She replies that she was reading the directions on the paint can and it said..........

(I love this)


sent in by Shyam' ACBSP

.....what are we to think ????

The new father was left with the baby all day while mom went hopping for some unmaternity clothes. When she returned she went to check on the baby. The smell was overpowering. She found the disposable diaper full and leaking. She was furious!

She confronted her husband, "Didn't you bother to check the baby's diaper all day?"

The new dad responded, "Well, the box says it's good for up to eight pounds!"

The other day I was standing in the park wondering why Frisbees get bigger and bigger the closer they get.

....Then it hit me.

Robert Bryan

A man realized he needed to purchase a hearing aid, but he felt unwilling to spend much money. "How much do they run?" he asked the clerk.

"It depends on quality," said the salesman. "They run from $2.00 to $2,000."

"Let's see the $2.00 model," he said.

The clerk put the device around the man's neck. "You just stick this button in your ear and run this little string down to your pocket," he instructed.

"How does it work?" the customer asked.

"For $2.00 it doesn't work," the salesman said. "But when people see it on you, they'll talk louder!" this what they mean by finding the Supersoul within???

Sarah was reading a newspaper, while her husband was engrossed in a magazine.

Suddenly, she burst out laughing. "Listen to this," she said.
"There's a classified ad here where a guy is offering to swap his wife for a season ticket to the stadium."

"Hmmm," her husband said, not looking up from his magazine.

Teasing him, Sarah said, "Would you swap me for a season ticket?"

"Absolutely not," he said.

"How sweet," Sarah said. "Tell me why not."

"Season's more than half over," he said.

The ways of this material world - strange but true

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
Dennis Wholey

Thanx 2 Jai Simmam prabhu in Singapore for that gem found in Hinduism today

A 90 year man was having a checkup and the doc asked how he was feeling.

"Better" he replied, "I've got an 18yr old wife who's pregnant. What's your opinion Doc?"

The doc said,  "Well let me tell a story. I know a hunter. One day in a hurry he accidentally grabs umbrella instead of a gun.
He's walking in the woods and suddenly he spots a lion. He raises his umbrella and squeezes the handle. BAM! The lion drops dead"

"That's impossible! Someone else must have shot that lion"

"Exactly!" said the Doc.

.......more optical illusions and paradigm twists here:

Did you know.....

You burn 3.5 calories each time you laugh.

(So it really IS possible to LMAO)

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


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