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New Zealand Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network Newsletter - Number
#001  (Sept 1999)
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_0____,   All glories to Srila Prabhupad (dandavats to Srila Prabhupada.)

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feedback has been appreciated. As we expand the facility of resource more
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execution of your individual prescribed duties/services/functions. I trust
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WWW - news and views:
Deals for members:
Missing Links:
Words of Wisdom - Shastra & Shastrakars speak: (Srila Prabhupad  & the
previous Acaryas)
At Grass Roots:
Prasadam Recipes:
Krishna conscious - Vedikly acceptable jokes:

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Check out the latest little project that I'm working on at present at:

and then comes the Brahma-Madhwa and Gaudiya sampradaya, which will be
found at:

both of these pages are there, but are under construction while still
functional. So have a look and see what you think.
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           `.____,'  bhaktapus `.____,'

Bhakta-pus is now reaching out with his arms to find deals, and make
advantages for devotees who want to use our network. As new things happen
and become available we'll keep y'll informed about discounts and how to
have access to them - what to do.

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    \HMHH\-HHH\      Bhaktine Ann (of Glen and Ann - Masterton)
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 Gaura Nataraj prabhu is making his services available to devotees
 For a greatly reduced price of an ordinary accountant he will do all your GST
 and tax returns for you. He is trained in accounts and willing and able to

 See his page at:

 Or contact him, or leave a message at (07) 552-0830.


 Girirupadhari prabhu who produces Spiritual Sky incense, oils, soaps., etc.,
 is making his business accessable to devotees to receive "mate's rates" on
 products. Check out his web-page:

 Or give him a ring on  (07) 868-1222.


 Bhakti Rasa prabhu of Rasa Productions is making his musical tapes and CD's
 available to devotees at a discount. He has a large selection of Traditional
 Bhajans, Kirtans as well as contemporary music for you.
 See his page:


 Atmananda prabhu of the Te Rama Rama Co-op is extending his services to
you all
 through his latest miracle cure - Nature's Noni.

 See his page here:


 Buddhi Manta prabhu who owns Chakra Imports - importers of Quality Incense
 India is making available "mate's rates" to members - see his pages here:


 Shahin Maghsoudi has produced a Children's CD-Rom, Audio Tape, Video, and
 based on the story that Prabhupad tells of the Frog in the well. It is a
very nice
 package and is availabel at a discounted price to everyone of the


 Jaya Tirtha Charan dasa is making available Y2K Calendars and Panchangam
at a
 reasonable price. This incorporates the Vaishnava Calendar V4.01., and
also the
 Indian Government Standard Rashatriya Panchangam for finding auspicious
 events etc. For a full years Almanac and Calendar for 2000-2001 via e-mail
 and for hard-copies $15 including postage. This is configured to your
 logitude and latitude, and time zone for accuracy.
  See pages:


 Rakish prabhu who owns and runs the Basilicum Cafe on Jackson Street, Petone
 Highly recommended by the Vegetarian Society of New Zealand. If a couple
 in for a meal he wil give 20% discount on the total bill.

 See the page:


 Narayan prabhu & Bhadra mataji who own and run Veda Foods are expanding their
 distribution network. ANYONE in the North Island who requires Samosas at a
 good quality and rate, plus courier. For all your feasts, dinners,
 etc. Contact them personally for further information.
  See their page:


 Bhakta Dennis and his good wife Bhakine Robyn of Nrsimhadeva Martial Arts
are now
 expanding their services out of the Wairarapa to Wellington. Those wishing
to learn
 Martial Arts with a Spiritual difference, from these EXPERT (5th and 4th
Dan Black  belts repectively) can do so by contacting them from their page:

 Bhairavesa das formerly from Sweden now residing in the USA has offered
his services to  us also. Anyone purchasing tapes  or CD's from him will
get a 15% discount personally  from him.
 I have three CDs with wonderful Bengali tunes recorded in Mayapur
1991.Many traditional  instruments were used, like, tamboura, svar-mandal,
esraj and bambo flute. The best  singers and mridanga players are
performing. Krishna Kirtan, Mukti Datta, Sadhana  Siddhi, Bablu, Patit
Pavan, Naru Gopal and others. The quality of the sound is exelent  too.
  Mostly there is no harmonium and absolutely no chords used!

 The price is US$12 (P&P included in USA).

 Contact Bhairavesa das by e-mail:   <>

  See his page:


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(|)<>(|)<>(|)<>(|)<>(   Words of Wisdom - Shastra & Shastrakars speak:)<>(|)<>(|)<>(|)<

Prabhupäda: Sweet will help you digest. Don't give three-at least four.
George Harrison: I won't be able to eat much more.
Prabhupäda: Three is given to the enemy. According to our Indian system, if
you give somebody three, that means he is enemy.
George Harrison: Oh, really? I always liked the number three.
Prabhupäda: (laughs) You must give at least four.

============ REF. Conversation with George Harrison -- July 26, 1976, London


The Goal of Human Life

Srila Prabhupada: The goal of human life is self-realization, or God
realization, but the scientists do not know that. Modern society is presently
led by blind and foolish men. The so-called technologists, scientists, and
philosophers do not know the real aim of life. And the people themselves
are blind as well; so we have a situation in which the blind are leading the
blind. If a blind man tries to lead another blind man, what type of results
can we expect? No; this is not the process. One must approach a self-
realized person if he wants to understand the truth.

[More guests enter the room.]

Disciple: Srila Prabhupada, these gentlemen are professors of theology and
philosophy. And this is Doctor Dara. He is the leader of a society for study
yoga and integral philosophy here in Germany.

[Srila Prabhupada greets them and the conversation resumes.]

Prof. Durckheim: May I ask another question? Isn't there another level of
experience that opens the door to some deeper consciousness for the
common man?

Srila Prabhupada: Yes. That experience is described by Krsna in Bhagavad-
gita [2.13]:

dehino 'smin yatha dehe
kaumaram yauvanam jara
tatha dehantara-praptir
dhiras tatra na muhyati

"As the embodied soul continually passes in this body from boyhood to
youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The
self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change."

But first one must understand the basic principle of knowledge -- that I am
not this body. When one understands this basic principle, then he can
advance to deeper knowledge.

Prof. Durckheim: It seems to me that there is a big difference between the
Eastern and Western approaches to this problem of body and soul. In the
teachings of the East, you have to become free of the body, whereas in
Western religions, a person tries to realize the spirit within the body.

Srila Prabhupada: This is very easy to understand. We have heard from
Bhagavad-gita that we are spirit, that we are within the body. Our sufferings
come about because of our identification with the body. Because I have
entered into this body, therefore I am suffering. So, either Eastern or
Western, my real business should be how to get out of this body. Is that
point clear?

Prof. Durckheim: Yes.

Srila Prabhupada: The term reincarnation means that I am a spirit soul who
has entered a body. But in my next life I can enter another body. It may be
a dog's body, it may be a cat's body, or it may be a king's body. But there
will be suffering -- either in the king's body or in the dog's body. These
sufferings include birth, death, old age, and disease. So in order to abolish
these four kinds of suffering, we have to get out of the body. That is man's
real problem -- how to get out of his material body.

Prof. Durckheim: This takes many lives?

Srila Prabhupada: It can take many lives, or you can do it in one lifetime.
you understand in this life that your sufferings are due to this body, then
you should inquire how to get out of the body. And when you get that
knowledge, you will know the trick -- how to get out of the body

Prof. Durckheim: But that doesn't mean that I have to kill the body, does it?
Doesn't it mean that I realize my spirit is independent from my body?

Srila Prabhupadaa: No; it isn't necessary that the body be killed. But
whether your body is killed or not, someday you will have to leave your
present body and accept another one. That is nature's law, and you cannot
avoid it.

Prof. Durckheim: It seems that there are some points here which are in
accordance with Christianity as well.

Srila Prabhupada: It doesn't matter whether you are Christian, Muslim, or
Hindu. Knowledge is knowledge. Wherever knowledge is available, you
must pick it up. And this is knowledge -- every living being is imprisoned
within a material body. This knowledge applies equally to Hindus, Muslims,
Christians -- everyone. The soul is imprisoned within the body and must
therefore undergo birth, death, old age, and disease. But we all want to
live eternally, we want full knowledge, we want full blissfulness. To attain
this goal we must get out of the body. This is the process.

Professor Dara: You stress the point that we must get out of the body. But
shouldn't we accept our existence as human beings?

Srila Prabhupada: You propose accepting our existence as human beings.
Do you think that existing within this human body is perfect?

Prof. Dara: No, I don't say it is perfect. But we should accept this and not
try to create some ideal situation.

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Contact your local temple/community to find out what's happening for Sri
Krishna Janmastami (Friday September 3rd.), and for Srila Prabhupada's
Avirbhav and Vyasa Puja celebrations (Saturday September 4th., and for
Srimati Radharani's appearance (Saturday 18th September).

HH Mahavishnu Swami (the elder) will be coming to New Zealand in September,
and will be holding programs in Wellington. See the Wellington temple
Coming Events page for more details:

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ghee for deep frying
cayenne pepper
1 cup of cleaned, split urad dahl
2 cups white flour
2 T. freshly ground anise seed
butter or ghee solids

Wash urad dahl thoroughly. Soak in water overnight. Drain, leaving a tiny
bit of water. In a blender, grind urad dahl until it is a smooth paste,
adding a little more water if necessary. The paste should be very thick.
Set aside. Add anise seed to paste. Using white flour, butter or ghee
solids and water, make a soft dough, like puri dough. (Not wet.) Let the
dough sit for one hour under a dampened cloth. Meanwhile prepare three very
small bowls in the following manner:

1.  Put in a mixture of 1 T. water and 1/2 t. asafoetida.
2.  Put plain salt in the second.
3.  Put cayenne pepper in the third.

Pinch off balls of dough one inch in diameter. Roll them out into circles
of 2 1/2" (inches) in diameter. Pinch off a ball of kachori paste about one
inch in diameter; dip into each of bowls in succession, and place in the
center of the circle of kachori dough. Gather up the dough around the paste
as you would gather a paper bag. Make sure all the urad dahl is covered,
and seal the top edge very well using a little water. Flatten the sealed
kachori with a rolling pin, and then roll gently as you would a puri or

Be very careful not to break the surfaces. If necessary, pat them out by
hand. Deep-fry the kachori in fairly hot ghee as you would a puri. Stand up
kachoris on paper toweling to drain. Before offering them, refry very
quickly, but do not brown.

This preparation is one of Srimati Radharani's favorites and is always
prepared for Her appearance day. There is nothing in the material world to
compare with the flavor of Radhaballabha Kachoris.

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Science Jokes:

Some tourists in the Chicago Museum of Natural History are marveling at the
dinosaur bones. One of them asks the guard, "Can you tell me how old the
dinosaur bones are?"

The guard replies, "They are 3 million, four years, and six months old."

"That's an awfully exact number," says the tourist. "How do you know their
age so precisely?"

The guard answers, "Well, the dinosaur bones were three million years old
when I started working here, and that was four and a half years ago."

I don't know what's an axolotl, but Harvard University has one in a bottle.

      Ogden Nash.
I read in a newspaper in India in 1984 that when one atheistic scientist
from the former Soviet Union came to Calcutta and was being driven in his
car across town. As he came through the busy Bara Bazaar area with the
cars, trams buses, trucks and rickshaws dodging each other tooting horns
without crashing he was heard to declare, "There must be a God, someone has
to be in control of this.................!"
A scientist comes into his lab' and asks a colleague, "What's good for a
head ache?"

"Have you tried a hammer?" was the reply.
Television has destroyed relationships in the family, it used to be that
people would sit and talk, play games together, and interact more as a family.
 Last week we found out that the woman whose been watching television with
us in the lounge for the past eight years was a complete stranger. My wife
thought it was my mother, and I thought it was hers.
Why experiment on poor sentient animals,
.........when there are so many insentient lawyers and scientists out there???
Mark Twain warned, "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a
If you have any Hasya (humour) that you would like to share, send 'em to us...

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