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New Zealand Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network Newsletter
Number #0013 ( Y2K ) End of February 2000 A.D.

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Some interesting Youth and Young devotees / young Hindus sites.
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prime focus is to ensure everyone in New Zealand will have the
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"The Vedic process does not involve research work. In mundane
scholarship, we have to show our academic learning by some research,
but the Vedic process is different. In the Vedic process the research
work is already done; it is complete, and it is simply handed down by
disciplic succession from teacher to student. There is no question of
research work because the instruments and the means with which one
conducts such research work are blunt and imperfect.
At this stage of our material existence, we are conditioned by many
laws of nature. All conditioned souls are subject to four defects
due to the imperfection of their senses. One defect is that the
conditioned soul is certain to commit mistakes. There is no man
who does not commit mistakes. In India, for instance, Mahätmä Gandhi
was supposed to be a very great personality, but he also committed
mistakes. Five minutes before he came to the meeting at which he was
killed, he was warned by confidential associates not to go, but he
persisted. To commit mistakes is very natural in the conditioned
state of life. Indeed, the popular saying has arisen: “To err is
Another imperfection of the conditioned soul is that he is sure to
be illusioned. Being illusioned means accepting something which
is not, phantasmagoria to be factual. Every one of us is under the
impression that we are these bodies, but actually we are not.
Accepting the body to be the self is called illusion, or mäyä. The
third imperfection is that conditioned souls have a tendency to
cheat. We have often heard a storekeeper say, “Because you are
my friend, I won’t make any profit off you.” But in actuality we
know that he is making at least 50% profit. There are so many
instances of this cheating propensity. There are also many examples
of teachers who actually know nothing but put forth theories in
words like “perhaps” or “it may be,” while in actuality they
are simply cheating their students. The fourth imperfection is
that the senses of the living entity are not perfect. Our vision
is so limited that we cannot see very far away nor very near. The
eye can see only under certain conditions, and therefore it is
understood that our vision is limited. Similarly, all our other
senses are also limited. It is not possible to understand the
unlimited by these imperfect, limited senses. The conclusion
is that the Vedic process does not encourage us to endeavor to
learn the Absolute Truth by employing our present senses, which
are conditioned in so many ways. If we are to have knowledge,
it must come from a superior source which is not conditioned
by these four imperfections. That source is Krsna. He is the
supreme authority of Bhagavad-gitä, and He is accepted as the
perfect authority by so many saints and sages.
Those who are serious students of Vedic literature accept
authority. Bhagavad-gitä, for example, is not a scholarly
presentation which arose out of so much research work. It is
perfect knowledge that was taught by Lord Krsna to Arjuna on
the battlefield of Kurukshetra, and we receive information from
it that in previous ages Shri Krsna also taught it to the
sun-god Vivasvän, and it was handed down from time immemorial
from Vivasvän by disciplic succession".(A.C. Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupada. Elevation to KC. EK1.
"Completely rejecting all religious activities which are materially
motivated, this Bhagavata Purana propounds the highest truth, which
is understandable by those devotees who are fully pure in heart. The
highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare
of all. Such truth uproots the threefold miseries. . ." (Srimad
Bhagavatam 1:1:2. text.)
"As stated in the beginning of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, this great
transcendental literature is the ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic
knowledge, and therefore ALL QUESTIONS that can be humanly possible
regarding the universal affairs, beginning from its creation, ARE ALL
ANSWERED in the Srimad-Bhagavatam. The answers depend only on the
qualification of the person who explains them." (Srimad Bhag. 2:9:46)
"The Srimad-Bhagavatam is the literary incarnation of God, and it is
compiled by Srila Vyasadeva, the incarnation of God.  It is meant for
the ultimate good of all people, and it is all-successful, all-blissful
and all-perfect." (Srimad Bhagavatam. 1:3:40.)
Words from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
1.  We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend
     the kirtana of the devotees can succeed.
2.  Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place
     of pilgrimage.
3.  Possession of objects not related to Krsna is our main malady.
4.  Let me not desire anything but the highest good for my worst
5.  As dalliance with the body in luxury increases, so wanes the
     spirit of service of the Lord.
6.  Those favored by God find their paths set by thorns.
7.  There is no peace or happiness in our worldly life. Circumstances
     create turmoil and annoyance.
8.  Chant the mahamantra loudly and with attachment. This will drive
     away inertia, worldly evils and pests.
9.  Be indifferent to bazaar gossips, stick firmly to your cherished
     goals, no lack or impediments of the world will ever stand in your
10. Pay due respects to the extroverts of the world, but do not be
     appreciative of their manners and conduct. They are to be shaken
     off from your mind.
11. A devotee feels the presence of God everywhere, but one averse to
     the Lord denies His existence anywhere.
12. You cannot appreciate transcendental matters with the reasoning of
      the world. It is sheer nonsense to decry them with the measuring
      stick of your intellect.
13. To recite the name of Sri Krsna is bhakti.
14. Life is for the glorification of topics on Hari. If that is stopped,
    then what need is there to carry on life.
15. Physical illness with Hari-bhajana is preferred to physical fitness
    without Hari-bhajana.
16. Our span of life on earth is short. Our life will be crowned with
     success if the body wears out with constant discourses on Hari.
17. We are here on earth not to work as artisans for making big
     buildings with wood and stone but to work only as messengers for
     the teachings of Sri Caitanya Deva.
18. A sycophant is neither a guru or a preacher.
19. To transform the adverse desires of the jivas is the supreme duty
     of the most merciful.  To rescue one person from the stronghold of
     Mahamaya is an act of superb benevolence, far superior to opening
     innumerable hospitals.
20. Unless we are devoted to God, secularism shall not leave us.
21. Look within. Amend yourself, rather than pry into the frailities of
22. In this world of Maya, averse to the Lord, full of trials and
     tribulations, only patience, humility and respect for others are
     our friends for Hari-bhajana.
23. The Lord, Gaurasundara, puts His devotees in various difficulties
     and associations to test their patience and strength of mind.
     Success depends on their good fortune.
24. When faults in others misguide and delude you - have patience,
     introspect, find faults in yourself.  Know that others cannot harm
     you unless you harm yourself.
25. I wish that every selfless, tender-hearted person of Gaudiya Math
     will be prepared to shed two hundred gallons of blood for the
     nourishment of the spiritual corpus of every individual of this

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Bengali Pineapple Chutney

Courtesy: Sangeeta Ghosh


(for a serving size of 8 - cooking time : 45 mins)
2 medium pineapples or a can
2 kashmire chillies
1 lime, juiced
1 ginger piece 2" chopped
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp salt
100 gms dates or dried apricot finely chopped
Large pinch of panch phoron (aniseed, cummin seed, mustard seed,
kalanji seed & fenugreek seeds)


Heat a tbsp of oil and season with panch phoron and kashmiri
chillies. Add the pineapple and cook on full heat. Add chopped
dates or apricots, chopped ginger, sugar and salt. Cook until the
pineapple cubes are soft. Add lime juice when cooked.

Aloo Achar (Nepal potato salad)

4 medium size waxy boiling potatoes
4 Tbs. ground roasted sesame seeds
3 or 4 Tbs. lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
1 tsp. salt
1 or more hot green chiles, finely minced (*)
4 Tbs. sesame oil
2 tsp. vegetable oil
pinch ground Asafoetida (Hing) (**)
8 to 10 whole fenugreek seeds (Methi) (**)
3 Tbs. cilantro (Chinese parsley) minced

(*) Use as many chiles, like jalapenos, as you can stand. If you
can't tolerate hot, spicy food, 2 or 3 Tbs. green bell pepper
can be substituted. (**) Look for these in an Indian or
Middle-Eastern grocery

Boil the potatoes in a big pot. Meanwhile, combine the chiles
(or green pepper), salt, lemon juice and ground roasted sesame
seeds in a non-metallic bowl. (By the way, roasted sesame seeds
can be found as "iri goma" in Oriental markets. I don't know if
you can get them already ground up.) Add the sesame oil just a
little at a time and mix in with a wire whisk.

Using a metal ladle or a small butter warmer, heat the vegetable
oil by holding it over heat. When quite hot, add the asafoetida
powder and fenugreek seeds. The fenugreek seeds will start to
darken in the hot oil in just a few seconds... when this happens
dump it all into the bowl. Mix well, then add the cilantro
(Chinese parsley) and mix some more. Check your seasonings.

When the potatoes are done, drain and peel while hot (holding
with a fork if you need to.) The peel should slide right off. Cut
into 3/4" dice and add to the bowl of dressing. Gently mix to coat
all the cubes and finally adjust your seasonings if needed. Let
cool, cover and refrigerate. You can eat this after a couple of
hours, either cold or room temperature. However, it's supposed
to be much better the next day.

It keeps for up to 4 days refrigerated. Inspired by Madhur
Jaffrey's "World of the East Vegetarian Cooking."



I made this last week, based on other Indian green bean dishes
I'd seen, and I must say it was unexpectedly delicious.

Peanut oil
Fresh green beans
Bengali 5 spice mixture*
Black mustard seeds
Unsweetened dried, grated coconut

*Bengali 5 spice mixture. A stock spice in a lot of bengali
cuisine. You make it by mixing equal quantities of *whole* seeds
of: (1) cumin seeds, (2) fennel seeds, (3) fenugreek seeds, (4)
yellow mustard seeds, (5) kalunji seeds. (All but the last are
readily available. Kalunji seeds can be found in Indian groceries,
or in some Middle Eastern groceries; they are sometimes called
'black onion seeds', kala jeera, or 'nigella' even though they
are not related to the onion at all. A teaspoon of each spice will
fill a small spice bottle if you plan on cooking other Bengali dishes.)

RECIPE: Wash and trim the green beans. Cut them into half lengths.

Heat 3 or 4 tablespoons of peanut oil in a wok to medium-high, add
 a tablespoon or so of black mustard seeds, and continue heating
until they start to pop. Add a tablespoon or so of Bengali 5 Spice,
and let it cook until you notice the cumin getting a few shades
darker. (You want the seeds to darken but not burn.)

Add in the beans and "stir fry" them in the spiced oil for some
minutes. Add in about a 1/2 teaspoon of the coconut, continue to
cook beans. After some minutes, when the beans are about half
cooked, add 1/4-1/3 cup of water, and a tablespoon or so of
coconut, and let the water boil away, steaming the beans as it
does. Stir the beans so that they don't remain in the water too long.

You want to time it so that the beans are just about cooked
when the water evaporates. They should be al dente. (Continue
stir frying after the water is gone if they are not yet done.)

Take the beans off the heat, add salt to taste. Add more coconut
to taste, a little at a time.


PUMPLIN BLOSSOMS / flowers: dipped in batter and deep fried

Author to thank: Shankar Bhattacharyya

Grind some purple mustard in a coffee grinder. Make a thick slurry
with water. Add some fresh, finely minced hot pepper, preferably
cayenne or Thai.  Perhaps a pinch or two of salt. Use this slurry
as a stuffing for the pumpkin flowers, spreading it on as you might
use jam or jelly on bread. More than a shmear, perhaps a serious
shmear. Fold the end over so as to keep the stuffing intact.

Then dip the flowers in batter, and fry. You can deep fry this,
or you can pan fry it in a more modest amount of oil.

They are now ready to offer and Eat. Be prepared to have the
back of your head fly off.

If you like, serve as a semi-major side dish, with rice and
a simple dal.

The pepper is for flavour, not for heat. Properly done, this
is plenty hot on its own.




How about the classic Indian beverage called Lassi? Lassi comes
in two distinct varieties...sweet and salty.  The salty version
is really a foreign taste for the average western palate!!!

The basic recipe for a sweet lassi includes drops of rose essence
instead of fruit, but our favorite is a classic Bengali mango
lassi. As some of you would know, there are literally hundreds
of mango varieties are available there at this time of year.

Here's how we make mango lassi.....

You can use a blender for this though we use an appliance called
the Asia Kitchen Machine.

If you keep your mangoes soaking in cool water overnight they
will have a cooling effect on your body, but when they are left
to sit at room temperature they heat the body.

Take a ripe mango (I mean really ripe and a bit soft - fruity in
aroma) and gently roll it on the countertop to pulverize the
flesh inside.  Carefully open the skin of the mango over a bowl
and remove the flesh by hand - gooey!!  The inside of the skin
can be scraped with a spoon to remove strings of flesh, but do
not scrape the pit or you'll get really tough fibers in the drink.
Squeeze the pit in your fist and let the juice and pulp ooze
into the bowl (did I say, "Wash your hands first?"); and repeat
several times trying hard not to launch the pit across the room,
but rather to get as much of the fruit into the bowl as possible.

Next add 2 cups of yogurt, 1/2 cup good water and 3TBS of sugar
to the bowl.

Crush or shave a cup of ice in the appliance of your choice
and add to the bowl.  Pour the whole thing into the blender and
whip, or use an electric mixer on the highest speed.  The trick
here is to incorporate as much air as possible to make a frothy

Vary the relative amounts of yogurt and water to vary the
thickness of the final product - this is one I recommend to
practice to get perfect..... you will become very popular too.

These and OVER 100 other EGGLESS CAKE recipies can be found
on our Main index and on many other pages.
...and the Magic ingredient - Offer it to Krishna........
...with L'n D (love and devotion)

Check out heaps of information on Vegetarianism, Prasadam-ism,
download books, Vegetarian Recipie programs, and more.

NEW - an amazing vegetarian souce guide:
Bengali Recipies - not all pure veg - have a sift through though.
World Wide Indian Grocery Stores:

Do you know any others ?
A Beginners Guide to Vegetarianism:
)<>(|)<>(  Krishna Conscious - Vedikly acceptable Jokes:  )<>(|)<
Math Lesson:

Question: What do you get when you divide the circumference of a
pumpkin by its diameter?

Answer: Pumpkin pi.
One Indian man, "The early bird is catching worms....!"

Second Indian man whilst holding his stomach, "Ha bhai saab...but
   who wants to catch worms anyway."
A guy is walking along when suddenly he got his foot caught stuck
in some railroad tracks. He tried to get it out but it was really
stuck in there.

Suddenly he heard a noise and turned around to see a train coming.
He panicked and remembering that he came from a high class brahmin
family started to pray,  "Oh God, please get my foot out of these
tracks and I'll stop drinking!"

Nothing happened, it was still stuck, and the train was getting

He prayed again, this time with deep emotions "God, please get my
foot out and I'll stop drinking AND smoking!"

Still nothing.....and the train was just seconds away!

He tried it one more time,  "Oh God, please my Lord, if you get my
foot out of the tracks, I'll quit drinking, smoking and having sex
with all the women I meet. I'll give it all up and become a Hare Krishna"

Suddenly his foot shot out of the tracks and he was able to dive out
of the way, just as the train passed!

He got up, dusted himself off, looked toward the sky and said
"That was so close, thanks anyway God, BUT I got it out myself
in the nick of time."
Little Harshad was practicing the violin in the living room while his
father was trying to read in the den. The family dog was lying in the
den, and as the screeching sounds of little Harshad's violin reached
his ears, he began to howl loudly.

The father listened to the dog and the violin as long as he could.
Then he jumped up, slammed his paper to the floor and yelled
above the noise, "For God's sake, can't you play something the
dog doesn't know?!"
A young boy answers the phone at home.

A man says, "Hello is your dad around?"

The boy whispers, "Yes."

The man then asks if he can talk to him.

"He's busy at the moment," the boy whispers.
"Then is your mom there?"

"Yes" the boy whispers.

"Can I talk to her?"

"No, she's busy," the boy whispers.
"Is there anyone else there?"

"Yes" whispered the boy.

"Who?" the man asked.

"A policeman," came the whispered reply.

"Well, can I talk to him?"

"He's busy too," the boy whispered.
"Is there anyone else there then?"

"Yes" whispered the boy.

"Who then?" the man asked.

"A fireman," the boy whispered.

"Can I talk to him?"

"No," the boy whispered, "he's busy."
Annoyed, the man in frustration asked what they were all doing.

"Looking for me." the boy whispered, and put the phone down.
      /`    `\
     |        |       Ice Cream Is Good For The Soul
     \._    _./
     / `""""` \
    |          |      Last week I took my children to a restaurant.
    \._      _./      My six-year-old son asked if he could say
     \ `""""` /       grace.  As we bowed our heads he said, "God is
      \##    /        good. God is great. Thank You for the food,
       \### /         and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us
    jgs \##/          ice cream for dessert.  And Liberty and justice
         \/           for all.  Amen!"

 Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a
 woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country.  Kids today
 don't even know how to pray.  Asking God for ice-cream.  Why, I

 Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it
 wrong?  Is God mad at me?"

 As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job and God
 was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the

 He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that
 was a great prayer son."

 "Really?" my son asked.

 "Cross my heart."  Then in a theatrical whisper he added, indicating
 the woman whose remark had started this whole thing, "Too bad she
 never asks God for ice cream.  A little ice cream is good for the
 soul sometimes."

 Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son
 stared at his for a moment and then did something I will remember the
 rest of my life.  He picked up his sundae and without a word walked
 over and placed it in front of the woman.  With a big smile he told
 her, "Here, this is for you.  Ice cream is good for the soul
 sometimes, and this soul is good already."
An atheist was spending a quiet day fishing when suddenly his
boat was attacked by the Loch Ness monster. In one easy flip,
the beast tossed him and his boat at least a hundred feet into
the air. The monster then opened its mouth while waiting below
to swallow man and boat.

As the man sailed head over heels and started to fall towards
the open jaws of the ferocious beast he cried out, "Oh, my
God! Help me!"
Suddenly, the scene froze in place. As the atheist hung in
midair, a booming voice came out of the clouds and said, "I
thought you didn't believe in Me!"

"Oh God, come on, give me a break!" the man pleaded, "Just
seconds ago I didn't believe in the Loch Ness monster either!"
"Well," said God, "now that you are a believer you must
understand that I don't always work miracles to snatch you from
certain death in the jaws of the monster, but I can change
hearts. What would you have me do?"
The atheist thinks for a minute and then says, "God, please
have the Loch Ness Monster believe in You also." God replies,
"So be it."
The scene starts in motion again with the atheist falling
towards the ravenous jaws of the ferocious beast.

Then the Loch Ness Monster folds his claws together and says, in a
very medatative manner, "Oh Lord, please bless this food You have so
graciously provided....."

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- Did you ever wonder? =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?
A radical feminist is getting on a bus when, just in front of her,
a man gets up from his seat.  She thinks to herself, "Here's another
man trying to keep up the customs of a patriarchal society by offering
a poor, defenseless woman his seat", and she pushes him back onto
the seat.

A few minutes later, the man tries to get up again.  She is insulted
again and refuses to let him up.

Finally, the man, having tolerated enough says, "Look, lady, you've
got to let me get up.  I'm two miles past my stop already."
One of a class of carbohydrates present in one form or another
in all foods.  Common sources of sugar and the types they contain are:
fructose and glucose (fruit juice and honey); lactose (milk); sucrose
(sugar cane or sugar beets); maltose (malt); and jocose, verbose, morose,
lachrymose, bellicose, and comatose (alcohol).

The following list of phrases and their definitions might help
you understand the mysterious language of science and
medicine. These special phrases are also applicable to anyone
reading a PhD dissertation or academic paper.
"IT HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN"... I didn't look up the original
"A DEFINITE TREND IS EVIDENT"... These data are practically
THE QUESTIONS"... An unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope
to get it published.
other results didn't make any sense.
"TYPICAL RESULTS ARE SHOWN"... This is the prettiest graph.
around to this sometime, if pushed/funded.

"IT IS GENERALLY BELIEVED THAT"... A couple of others think
so, too.
THESE FINDINGS"... A wild guess.
notes were obliterated when I knocked over a glass of beer.
understand it
understand it either.
Blotz did the work and Ms. Adams explained to me what it
useless topic selected by my committee.
)<>(|)<>(          The ways of this material world         )<>(|)<
 Strange BUT True - Man Sentenced For Stealing Smelly Shoes
     ,___ ,__
      )  `\  `\         SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A man who stole smelly
     (   _ '-._'-._     shoes because he was addicted to their odor
 jgs  )_( \____)___)    was sentenced to 25 weeks in jail by a
                        Singapore court, the Straits Times newspaper
 Truck driver           reported Friday.
 Zainal Mohamed Esa,
 43, did not steal the shoes to sell, but out of a "burning desire,
 akin to that of a drug addict, to sniff used pairs of shoes," his
 lawyer Rai RatanKumar was quoted as saying.
                                                    ____ ___
 Zainal, whose obsession was a psychological        )  =\  =\
 need, said his lawyer, kept the shoes until       /    =\  =\
 the smell waned and then gave them to             \      `-._`-._
 the Salvation Army or tried to return        jgs   )__(`\____)___)
 them to their owners.

         |: |  |        Police got on the scent of the shoe thief
        ,|:_|__|        after a tip-off from a resident living near
        |===|==|        the site of the thefts.
        |   |  |
        |&  \  \        Zainal had 40 pairs of shoes when he was
 jgs  *( ,  `'-.'-.     caught last November.  In January the police
       `"`"""""`""`     caught him again downwind with 28 pairs.

 He pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and two counts of fraudulent
 possession and is out on bail until his sentence starts on April 1.
              Strange BUT True - Did You Know...

 To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a
 statement made by swearing on their testicles.
           ,   ,
         ///// |          However, as the credibility of the
        /////  |          testimony became increasingly
       |~~~| | |          associated with the weight and size
       |===| |/|          of the organs on which the testimony
       | B |/| |          was based, the Senate in the third
       | I | | |          century AD, passed a law that
       | B | | |          introduced a standard size Bible
       | L |  /           as the medium to swear on.
       | E | /
  jgs  '---'
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