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New Zealand Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network Newsletter
Number #0021 May-June 2000 A.D. issue.

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( Please Accept My Respectful Obeisances & Best Wishes To You All)

_0____,   All Glories To Srila Prabhupad.

I'd like to Officially welcome everyone who is receiving this
either directly from me or second or third hand from friends to
our Network. Many of you will have had a chance to view our
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käma krsna-kärmärpanekrodha bhakta-dweshi-jane
lobha sädhu-sange hari-kathä
moha ishtha-labha-binemada krsna-guna-gäne
niyukta kariba yathä tathä

I will engage my lust by offering the fruits of my work to Lord Krsna;
and I will engage my greed by becoming greedy to hear the glories of
the Lord in the association of saintly devotees. By not attaining my
worshipable Lord Krsna, I will engage the quality of bewilderment;
and I will engage madness by becoming mad to glorify the transcendental
qualities of the Lord. In this way I will spiritualize these material
qualities for the service of the Lord. (Narottama däsa Thäkura)
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dambho darpo ’bhimänash cha
krodhah pärushyam eva cha
ajnänam chäbhijätasya
pärtha sampadam äsurim

"Pride, arrogance, conceit, anger, harshness and ignorance—these
qualities belong to those of demoniac nature, Oh son of Prithä."

In this verse, the royal road to hell is described. The demoniac
want to make a show of religion and advancement in spiritual
science, although they do not follow the principles. They are
always arrogant or proud in possessing some type of education or
so much wealth. They desire to be worshiped by others, and demand
respectability, although they do not command respect. Over trifles
they become very angry and speak harshly, not gently. They do not
know what should be done and what should not be done. They do
everything whimsically, according to their own desire, and they do
not recognize any authority. These demoniac qualities are taken on
by them from the beginning of their bodies in the wombs of their
mothers, and as they grow they manifest all these inauspicious
qualities. (A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Bhagavad Gita AS IT
IS BG 16:4. text and purport.)
QUESTION:  What activities did Mohammed, the founder of Islam, condemn?

a.  Keeping animals in captivity.
b.  Wearing animals' skin.
c.  Experimenting on animals.
d.  Bullfights.

ANSWER:  All of the above.
The Koran quotes the prophet Mohammed as saying, "A good deed done
to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being,
while an act of cruelty to an animal is as bad as an act of cruelty
to a human being."
Mohammed called it "a great sin for a man to imprison those animals
which are in his power," banned all animal fights and forbade the
commercial trade in animal skins. Retired Islamic Imam Al-Hafiz
Basheer Ahmad Masri, an expert on Islamic teachings on animals,
says that "any interference with the body of a live animal which
causes pain or disfigurement is contrary to the Islamic principles."

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Please chant:

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
 hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

   .......and your life will become sublime.
daivi sampada ye tär muktira käran
äsuri sampada hay samsära vandhan
tomära chintära kathä nähi he pändava
daivi sampade tomär hayechhe janam

Text 5: The transcendental qualities are conducive to liberation,
whereas the demoniac qualities make for bondage. Do not worry, Oh
son of PANDu, for you are born with the divine qualities. (Gitagan 16:5.)
hari hari! biphale janama gonäinu
manuñya-janama päiyä, rädhä-krsna nä bhajiyä,
jäniyä shuniyä biña khäinu

O Lord Hari, I have wasted my life. Although I have taken this rare
human birth, like a miser, I have not served Rädhä and Krshna, and
thus I have knowingly drunk poison.(Narottama däsa Thäkura)

golokera prema-dhana, hari-näma-sankirtana,
rati nä janmilo kene täya
samsära-bishänaledibä-nishi hiyä jvale
judäite nä koinu upäya

The treasure of divine love in Goloka Vrindävana has descended as the
congregational chanting of Lord Hari's holy names. Why did my
attraction for that chanting never come about? Day and night my
heart burns in the fire of the poison of worldliness, and I have
not accepted the means for relieving it.(Narottama däsa Thäkura)

brajendra-nandana yei, shachi-suta hoilo sei,
balaräma hoilo nitäi
dina-hina yata chilo, hari-näme uddhärilo,
tära shäkshi jagäi mädhäi

Lord Krsna, the son of the King of Vraja, became the son of Shachi,
and Balaräma became Nitäi. The holy name delivered all those souls
who were lowly and wretched. The two sinners Jagäi and Mädhäi are
evidence of this.(Narottama däsa Thäkura)

hä hä prabhu nanda-suta, vrishabhänu-sutä-yuta,
karunä karoho ei-bäro
narottama-däsa kaya, nä theliho rängä päya,
tomä bine ke äche ämära

O Lord Krsna, son of Nanda, accompanied by the daughter of Vrishabhänu,
please be merciful to me now. Narottama däsa says, "O Lord, please do
not push me away from Your reddish lotus feet, for who is my beloved
except for You?"(Narottama däsa Thäkura)

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kaivalyam narakäyate tri-dasha-pür äkäsha-pushpäyate
durdäntendriya-käla-sarpa-patali protkhäta-damsträyate
vishvam pürna-sukhäyate vidhi-mahendrädish cha kitäyate
yat käruëya-katäksha-vaibhavavatäm tam gauram eva stumah

"For a devotee, the pleasure of merging into the existence of Brahman
is considered hellish. Similarly, he considers promotion to heavenly
planets just another kind of phantasmagoria. The yogis meditate for
sense control, but for the devotee the senses appear like serpents
with broken teeth. The whole material world appears joyful for a
devotee, and even great personalities like Lord Brahmä and Lord Indra
are considered no better than insects. Such is the position of a
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dante nidhäya trinakam padayor nipatya
kritvä ca käku-shatam etad aham bravimi
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Taking a straw between my teeth and falling at your feet a hundred
times, I humbly submit, "Oh great personality, please give up all
mundane knowledge that you have learned and just submit yourself at
the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu."
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näri-stanä bhäram näbhi-desham
dristvä mä gä moha-veshyäm
etäm mämsa väsa ädi vikarä
manasi vichintäya bhäram bhäram

näri-a woman's; stanä-breasts; bhäram-heavy; näbhi-desham-waist;
dristvä-seeing; mä-gä-don't go; moha-illusion, attraction; veshyäm-by
such a woman; etäm-these; mämsa-flesh, fat; väsah-outward dress;
ädi-etc.; vikarä-transformation; manasi-in your mind; vichintäya-you
should consider; bhäram-seriously; bhäram-very seriously.

"Having seen the supposed beauty of a woman's heavy breasts and her
thin waist, do not become swayed, agitated and illusioned, for these
attractive features are simply transformations of fat, flesh and various
other ingredients of this world. You should consider this in your mind
again and again and remain fixed and focused in the Absolute."
achintyäh khalu ye bhävä
na täms tarkena yojayet
prakritibhyah param yach cha
tad achintyasya lakshanam

"Anything transcendental to material nature is called inconceivable,
whereas logical arguments are all mundane. Since mundane arguments
cannot touch transcendental subject matters, one should not try to
understand transcendental subjects through mundane arguments."
          (Mahabharata quoted in Chaitanya Charitamrita. Ädi 17:308)
krishir bhü-vächakah shabdo
nash cha nirvriti-vächakah
tayor aikyam param brahma
krishna ity abhidhiyate

The word "krish" is the attractive feature of the Lord's existence,
and "na" means spiritual pleasure. When the verb "krish" is added to
the affix "na," it becomes Krishna, which indicates the Absolute Truth.
         (Mahabharata quoted in Chaitanya Charitamrita. Madhya 9:30)
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Sriman Caksu prabhu and his good wife Srimati Kunti mataji
have just been blessed with a "Ray of Vishnu", a baby boy.

Both mother and baby are happy and healthy.

Congrats' & e-cards can be sent to these prabhus in Kerikeri               mailto:<>
Sangam TV - Auckland.

Indian Dance & Beauty Contest

We request you to come in large numbers with your relatives, freinds,
colleagues on June 10 at sharp 6 pm in Auckland Girls Grammar School
Auditorium and enjoy the evening. This will be your support as well
towards Sangam TV.

Tickets @ $ 15.00 each are available at Sonam Videos 570 4626 & 625 4600,
Prime Videos 277 6221, Copy Plus 815 7170 and many Indian outlets or
ring us at 815 2210.

Beauty Contest :- Sangam TV contest has evolved from being just a
pageant to launching the face of the Indian women on the world&rsquo;s
glamorous map. Indian girls seem to have a reputation of being
beauties with brains, personifying the adage " beauty with a purpose".

The beauty contest is open to girls who are between the ages 13 - 24
and are unmarried. The unique part of the contest is that THERE IS NO
"swim suit round" for the contestants. The emphasis is more on talents
than on physical aspects. Instead of the swim suit round, the contestants
are to show their talents like singing, dancing or any other facets of
their personality which they may think is unique. There are three rounds
of three minutes each - the Indian dress round, question - answer round
and the performance round.

Dance Contest :- Indian Dance sequence is known for rhythmic movements
i.e. Taal, Bhav, Raag and the dance is not complete without any of
these aspects. Indian Dances are full of exquisite hands and facial
movements embodying the rich history and culture of the Indian people.

The dance competition is open to girls and boys between the ages
13 - 24 in groups. The group should have minimum of four participants
and a maximum of eight. The emphasis will be on semi - classical / folk
 / remix style of Indian dancing. The maximum time limit for each item
would be five minutes and each group is eligible to perform one item only.

The last date for participants to enter in the above contest is
Saturday, 27 May, 2000 upto 6 p.m. The decision of Judges shall be FINAL.

Thanking you

Rakesh Dhody

Sangam TV    mailto:<>
Phone:  09- 815 2210
Fax:    09- 815 2270
Mobile: 025  204 1918

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Palak chawal - Rice with spinach:

Shrila Prabhupäda's program of chanting, dancing, philosophy, and
feasting has had wide success in Kenya. The Kenyans, like the
Bengalis, eat plenty of vegetable greens and large amounts of rice,
so whenever the Kenyan devotees combine greens and rice in palak chawal,
the feast is a great success.

Preparation and cooking time: 30 - 40 min
2 cups (350 g) basmati or other good-quality long-grained rice
11/2 teaspoon salt
31/2 cups (825 ml) water
1/2 lb (225 g) fresh spinach
1 tablespoon ghee
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 bay leaves
3/4 cup (100 g) unsalted peanuts, lightly fried (optional)
1 pinch ground black pepper

Wash the rice thoroughly, soak it for 15 minutes, and let it drain.
Put the water and the salt in a pot over high heat. Remove the tough
stalks from the spinach, wash the leaves in several changes of water,
and drain. Then wilt the leaves by plunging them into boiling water.
Put them in a colander and rinse under cold water. Drain and chop
them into small pieces.

In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the ghee and fry the ground
coriander and bay leaves. Add the rice and stir-fry until the
grains are coated with ghee and become translucent. Add the chopped
spinach, stir for a minute, then pour the salted water into the
saucepan and bring to a boil.
Cover the pan and cook gently on low heat for 20 minutes. If you use
peanuts, put them in without stirring, 5 minutes before the end of
cooking. When the rice is completely cooked, add the pepper. Mix
the ingredients with a fork before serving.

The Hare Krsna Book of Vegetarian Cooking - Adiraj dasa
Gujarati urad dal - Urad dal with spiced yogurt:

Urad dal is so rich in protein that the Äyur-veda recommends eating
it not more than four times a week, otherwise the body becomes
overloaded with protein. The addition of seasoned yogurt gives this
soup a creamy consistency. It goes well with a simple steamed rice
dish and an Indian bread.

Preparation and cooking time: 1 hr
11/2 cups (375 ml) plain yogurt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
7 cups (1.6 l) water
1 cup (200 g) urad dal
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 bay leaves
21/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ghee or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
2 dried chillies, crushed
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

Mix the yogurt and the brown sugar in 1 cup (250 ml) of water.
Set aside. Clean, wash, and drain the dal. In a heavy saucepan bring
the remaining water to a boil. To this water, add the urad dal, bring
to a boil again and cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Remove any froth
that accumulates on the surface. Add the turmeric, bay leaves, and
salt, stir once, cover the pot, and cook for 20 minutes over medium-low
heat until the dal grains can be mashed between two fingers. Now,
remove the bay leaves, and mix the dal in a blender until it is
smooth. Then let simmer.
Put the ghee or vegetable oil in a small saucepan over medium heat
and fry the black mustard seeds. Cover the pan for a moment to
prevent the mustard seeds from jumping out. When the mustard seeds
have finished popping, toss in the crushed chillies, the fennel
seeds, and the grated ginger. Stir-fry for a moment. Finally, put
this masala into the yogurt and pour the yogurt into the dal.
Stir to blend well. Continue cooking for 5 minutes before serving.

The Hare Krsna Book of Vegetarian Cooking - Adiraj dasa

Channa aur simla mirch  - Fried chick-peas and peppers:

This recipe is traditionally served with wedges of firm tomato and
hot bhaturas. If you like, you can serve it with any of the Vedic
breads described in the next chapter, or as a breakfast with yogurt
and ginger tea.

Soaking time: overnight
Preparation and cooking time: 1 hr
11/2 cups (250 g) chick-peas
11/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon ghee or vegetable oil
2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 or 2 fresh chillies, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) pieces
1 medium-sized tomato, washed and chopped (optional)
2 medium-sized tomatoes, washed and cut into 8 wedges each

Soak the chick-peas overnight in water double their volume. Drain
them and put them into a pot. Add enough water to cover them by
about 3 inches (7.5 cm) and add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Boil for 10
minutes. Remove any froth that has collected on the top, cover,
and gently simmer over medium-low heat for 40 minutes - 1 hour,
until the chick-peas are tender. Then drain off the water.
(Save 1/2 cup [125 ml] of this water if you plan to make a sauce).

Over medium heat, heat the ghee or vegetable oil in a frying pan
and fry the cumin seeds. Then add the minced chili and ginger.
Add the turmeric and asafoetida and then follow immediately with
the cut pepper. Turn the pieces of pepper with a spoon. When
they appear soft and browned, add the drained chick-peas and
stir for 3 minutes. Then add the remaining salt.
If you would like a sauce, add the water you saved, or 1 chopped
tomato, and cook 5 minutes more.

The Hare Krsna Book of Vegetarian Cooking - Adiraj dasa

Chapati - Whole-wheat flatbread:

Chapatis, the daily bread of millions of Indians, are cooked first
on a dry hotplate, then held directly over a flame, where they
swell with steam to the point of bursting.

Preparation time: 15 min
Standing time: 30 min - 2 hrs
Rolling and cooking time: 2 - 3 min for each chapati
21/2 cups (250 g) atta or sifted whole-wheat flour - chapathi flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 or 3 tablespoon melted butter
2/3 cup (150 ml) lukewarm water

Combine the flour and the salt in a large salad bowl. Slowly add
water, gathering the flour together as you do so, until a soft,
moist dough is formed. Transfer the dough to a work surface and
knead it for 6 - 8 minutes until it is smooth and firm. Sprinkle
the ball of dough with water, cover it with a damp cloth, and set
it aside for half an hour to two hours.

When the dough is ready, place a tava or a heavy cast-iron griddle
over medium heat. With moistened hands, knead the dough again,
then shape into 15 equal-sized patties. Dip them into flour and
roll them out thin and even on a floured board. Make them as round
as possible and about 51/2 inches (14 cm) across. Keep some plain
whole-wheat flour on the side to dust the chapatis as you roll them.

Knock the excess flour off a chapati with a few slaps between the
hands and place it on the pre-heated griddle. (You can cook several
at a time if the size of your griddle allows). When small white
blisters appear on the surface of the chapati and the edges begin to
turn up, turn it over with a pair of flat tongs and cook the other
side until the surface bulges with air pockets. Lift the chapati and
toast both sides over a direct flame for a few seconds until it puffs
up like a ball. A finished chapati should be cooked completely (no
wet spots) and should be freckled with brown spots on both sides.
Press the air out and brush one surface with melted butter.

You can also cook a chapati on electric heat. Let it stay on the
griddle. Turn it over as many times as it takes for both sides to
cook, then gently press the top of the chapati all over with a soft
cloth, and the chapati will swell. Serve the chapatis soon after
cooking or wrap them in a cloth to keep them warm and soft.

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Alu phul gobhi paneer sabji - Fried cauliflower, potatoes, and fresh cheese:

This is a simple, quick-cooking dish. The cauliflower and potatoes
are deep-fried, then simmered in a liquid masala until done. Serve
this vegetable dish with an Indian bread and a smooth dal or
vegetable soup.

Preparation and cooking time: 30 min
2 tablespoon ghee or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
2 fresh chillies, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
21/2 cups (600 ml) water
4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
12 oz (350 g) pressed paneer, cubed
1 medium-sized cauliflower, washed, trimmed, and cut into flowerets
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander or parsley leaves

Heat the ghee or oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
Toss in the mustard seeds and cover the pot so they don't jump
all over the stove. When they finish popping, add the chillies,
ginger, and bay leaves. Stir for 30 seconds. Now stir in the
powdered spices-except for the garam masala-and immediately add
the water. Bring to a rapid boil, then lower the heat and simmer gently.

While this liquid masala is simmering, deep-fry separately the
potato cubes and the cheese cubes until they are golden-brown,
then drain them. Deep-fry the cauliflower flowerets until they
are lightly browned and partially cooked. Now put the cauliflower
in the liquid masala, cover, and cook over low heat. After 5 minutes,
lift the cover, drop in the fried potatoes and cheese cubes, stir
once, and cook for 2 or 3 minutes more, until all the ingredients
are heated thoroughly.
Season with the salt and garam masala and sprinkle in the fresh
coriander or parsley leaves. Mix and serve hot.

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Tamatar paneer malai - Scrambled cheese with fried tomatoes:

Serve tamatar paneer malai with puris as part of a meal or as
a light meal in itself. For a variation, you can reduce the
paneer by half and add 2 cups (200 g) of steamed peas or
golden-fried cauliflower flowerets at the same time as the
paneer. A karhai or wok is ideal for cooking this recipe.

Preparation and cooking time: 40 min
1 lb. (450 g) paneer
6 medium-sized tomatoes
3 tablespoon ghee or vegetable oil
2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup (150 ml) sour cream
2 tablespoon chopped coriander or parsley leaves

Keep the paneer in the cheesecloth and rinse it under cold water
for a moment, then squeeze out some of the water.

While the paneer is still moist, break it into roughly 1-inch cubes
(2.5 cm) and set aside. Now wash the tomatoes and cut each of them
into 8 wedges. Heat the ghee or oil in a karhai, wok, or medium-sized
saucepan. Add the cumin seeds, and as soon as they darken (about 30
seconds) add the tomato wedges. Turn the tomato wedges gently until
they are lightly browned. Put in the chunks of paneer. Season with
the turmeric, salt, and pepper, and stir-fry gently for 2 or 3 minutes,
taking care not to break the pieces of paneer and tomato.
Finally, fold in the cream and toss all the ingredients.

Serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander or parsley leaves.

The Hare Krsna Book of Vegetarian Cooking - Adiraj dasa

Phansi kadhi - Green beans in chick-pea flour sauce:

Although this recipe is traditionally prepared with green
beans, most other vegetables can be cooked the same way.

Preparation and cooking time: 30 - 40 min
2 lbs (900 g) fresh green beans
41/4 cups (1 l) water
3/4 cup (75 g) sifted chickpea flour
1 cup (250 ml) plain yogurt
1 tablespoon ghee or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoon lemon juice
21/2 teaspoon salt
1 lemon, washed and quartered
2 tomatoes, cut into 8 wedges each

Wash and trim the beans, then snap them in half. Cover the bottom
of a medium-sized saucepan with 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water, insert a
metal steam-rack, then add the beans. Bring the water to a boil
and cover the pan to trap the steam. Cook for about 10 minutes,
until the beans darken and become tender. Drain off the stock and
save it.
Boil the water and add the chick-pea flour while stirring well,
using a whisk if available. Then add the yogurt and stock and
bring to a second boil, stirring always. Boil rapidly for about
15 minutes.

Heat the ghee or oil in a small saucepan and fry the mustard seeds.
When they sputter, add the grated ginger, cayenne pepper, and
asafoetida. Turn with a spoon for a few seconds, then pour the ghee
and seasonings into the kadhi sauce. Add to the sauce the turmeric,
sugar, lemon juice, and salt. Mix well. Reduce the heat and simmer
for 5 minutes, stirring more frequently as the mixture thickens.
Then fold in the beans and heat to serving temperature, stirring
constantly. Garnish with wedges of lemon and tomato.

The Hare Krsna Book of Vegetarian Cooking - Adiraj dasa
Dokla  - Steamed dal and yogurt:

Soaking time: Dal, at least 4 hrs
Resting time: Batter, at least 6 hrs
Preparation and cooking time: 25 min
2 cups (350 g) channa dal, cleaned
2/3 cup (150 ml) yogurt
1 cup (250 ml) water
3 or 4 fresh chillies
2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
11/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoon melted ghee
11/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon ghee
1 tablespoon black mustard seeds
2 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 pinch asafoetida
5 tablespoon grated fresh coconut
4 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves

Wash the dal and soak it for at least 4 hours. Drain it. Put it in
a blender or food processor with the yogurt and water. Blend until
smooth and let it stand at least 6 hours in a warm place, covered.
Find a pot into which you can fit an 8-inch (20 cm) round cakepan.
You will need some sort of ring to keep the cakepan off the bottom.
Its center should have an opening wide enough to allow steam to
reach the bottom of the pan. Put about 2 inches (5 cm) of water in
the pot and bring to a boil.
Grind the fresh chillies into a paste with a little water and add
to the batter. Then add the ginger, turmeric, salt, lemon juice,
melted ghee, and baking powder. Mix well. Grease the cakepan with
a little butter or ghee and pour in the batter. Cover the pot
tightly and steam the dokla for 20 - 25 minutes or until springy
to the touch.
To prepare a topping, heat the 2 tablespoons of ghee in a small
pan and fry the mustard seeds, the sesame seeds, and a pinch of
asafoetida. When the mustard seeds finish popping, spread these
seasonings over the top of the dokla and then sprinkle over it
the grated coconut and coriander leaves.
When cool, cut into 3-inch (7.5 cm) rectangles or diamonds and
carefully remove them from the pan.

Serve with coconut chutney.

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Narial chutni - Coconut chutney:

Take care to buy coconuts that are fresh. There should be no
cracks in the shells, and they should be heavy with milk. The
coconut milk should smell pleasant and taste sweet. If it smells
oily and tastes sour, the coconut will be sour. Coconut chutney
goes well with dosas, and can be used as a dip for savories such
as doklas, pakoras, and gajar vadas.

Preparation time: 20 min
11/2 cups (200 g) fresh coconut or 11/2 cups (100 g) desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 or 3 fresh chillies, seeded and minced
3 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

Break the coconut and save the coconut milk. Detach the pulp from
the shell and pare off the brown skin. Cut the pulp into small pieces
and blend them in an electric blender with all the other ingredients.
Add enough coconut milk or water to make the mixture smooth. If you
don't have a blender, grate the coconut and use a mortar and pestle
or a grinding stone to make a smooth mixture. As an alternative to
coconut milk or water, you can use 11/4 cups (300 ml) yogurt, which
gives a creamier texture.

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Khir  - Sweet rice:

Shrila Prabhupäda taught us that a feast is not a true feast without
sweet rice. So the head cooks of our centers often stay up late
Saturday night preparing sweet rice for the Sunday feast. Although
there are many different ways to prepare sweet rice, this recipe is
the traditional one, and a great favorite.

Preparation and cooking time: 1 hr 15 min
Chilling time: 2 hrs
1/3 cup (50 g) short or medium-grained white rice
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
10 cups (2.4 l) whole milk
2 tablespoon sliced almonds, lightly toasted (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom seeds

Wash the rice and set it aside to drain. In a tall pot that can hold
at least twice the volume of the milk, bring the milk to a boil; then
adjust the heat so the milk is always rising and frothing, but not
bubbling over. To minimize the cooking time, let the milk boil
vigorously, uncovered, for the first 15 minutes, while you stir it
rhythmically with a wooden spatula to prevent the thick milk on the
bottom of the pot from scorching.
Drop the rice into the milk along with the bay leaves. Continue
stirring. Keep over medium-high heat and stir very carefully for
another 20 minutes until the rice breaks up and rolls with the milk.
By now the milk should be reduced to two thirds of its original
volume. Stir in the sugar, almonds, and ground cardamom seeds.
Cook for 5 more minutes and remove from the heat. Sweet rice should
be only slightly thick when removed from the heat, because it will
thicken when refrigerated. Chill well before serving-the colder the
sweet rice, the better it tastes.
For other classic flavors, replace the ground cardamom seeds with a
teaspoon of rose-water and a few pinches of saffron powder, or season
with bay leaves only, and add a tiny pinch of natural camphor at
the end of cooking.

The Hare Krsna Book of Vegetarian Cooking - Adiraj dasa

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Revealing the result of a negative mental attitude:

Jake walks in to Joe's Barber Shop for his regular haircut.
As Joe snips away, he asks "So whats new Jake?"

Jake proceeds to explain he's taking a vacation to Rome. "ROME!"
Joe exclaims, "Why would you want to go there? It's a crowded
dirty city full of Italians! You'd be crazy to go to Rome! So how ya
gonna git there?"

"We're flying TWA," the man replies. "TWA!" yells Joe. "They're
a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are
ugly and they're always late! So where you staying in Rome?" Jake
says "We'll be at the downtown International Marriot."

"That DUMP?!" says Joe. "That's the worst hotel in the city!
The rooms are small, the service is surly and slow and they're
overpriced! So whatcha doing when you get there?" Jake says
"We're going to go see the Vatican and hope to see the Pope."

"HA! That's rich!" laughs Joe. "You and a million other people
trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant. Boy, good luck on
THIS trip. You're going to need it!" A month later, the man
comes in for his regular haircut. Joe says, "Well, how did that trip
to Rome turn out? Betcha TWA gave you the worst flight of your life!"

"No, quite the opposite" explained Jake. "Not only were we on
time in one of their brand new planes, but it was full and they
bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful,
and I had a beautiful and cultured 28 year old flight attendant
who waited on me hand and foot!"

"Hmmm," Joe says, "Well, I bet the hotel was just like I described."
"No, quite the opposite! They'd just finished a $25 million
remodelling operation and it's the finest hotel in Rome, now. They
were overbooked, so they apologised and gave us the Presidential
suite for no extra charge!"

"Well," Joe mumbles, "I KNOW you didn't get to see the Pope!"
"Actually, we were quite lucky. As we toured the Vatican, a
Swiss guard tapped me on the shoulder and explained the Pope
likes to personally meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so
kind as to step into this private room and wait, the Pope would
personally greet me. Sure enough, after 5 minutes the Pope
walked through the door and shook my hand. I knelt down as he
spoke a few words to me."

Impressed, Joe asks, "Tell me, please! What'd he say?"
"Oh, not much really. Just 'Where'd you get that ghastly haircut?' "
Ramani prabhu walks into a shop and says, "Shopkeeper, give me two
cold drinks. One for me and one for my best buddy here."
The shop-keeper says, "You want both drinks now or do you want
me to wait until your buddy arrives to pour his?"
Ramani prabhu says, "Oh, I want them both now. I've got my best
buddy in my pocket here." With that he pulls out a little 3-
inch man from his pocket.
The shop-keeper says, "Wow! And you mean to say he can drink
that much?" "Oh, sure. He can drink it all, and then some more,"
the man retorted. So the shope-keeper poured the two lasis. Sure
enough, the little guy drinks it all up.
"That's amazing," says the shopkeeper. "What else can he do?
Can he walk?" Rodney flicks a Rs.2 coin down to the end of the
counter and says, "Hey Chotta bhai, go get that coin!" The little
guy runs down to the end of the counter, picks up the coin, and
runs back down and gives it to Ramani.
The shop-keeper is totally amazed by this display. "That's
truely amazing," he says, "...what else can he do? Does he talk?"
Ramani looks up at the shop-keeper with a look of surprise in
his eye and squawks, "Talk? Sure he talks. Hey Chotta bhai, tell
him about that time we were in down in Africa on safari and you
insulted that witch doctor!"
There were two young brothers in gurukula, 8 and 10 years old,
who were exceedingly mischievous. Whatever went wrong in the
neighbourhood, it turned out they had a hand in it. Their
parents were at their wits' end trying to control them.

Hearing about a pujari nearby who worked with delinquent boys,
the mother suggested to her husband that she would ask the
pujari to talk with the boys and he agreed.

The mother went to the pujari and made her request. He agreed,
but said he wanted to see the younger boy first and alone. So
the mother sent the younger to the pujari.

The pujari sat the boy down across his HUGE, impressive desk.
For about five minutes they just sat and stared at each other.
Finally, the pujari pointed his forefinger at the boy and asked,
"Young man, where is God?"

The boy looked under the desk, in the corners of the room, all
around, then said nothing.

Again, louder, the pujari pointed at the boy and asked, "Where
is God?" Again, the boy looked all around but said nothing.

A third time, in a louder, firmer voice, the pujari leaned far
across the desk and put his forefinger almost to the boy's
nose, and asked, "Young man, I ask you again, where is God?"

The boy panicked and ran all the way home. Finding his older
brother, he dragged him upstairs to their room and into the
closet, where they usually plotted their mischief. He finally
said, "We're in Bi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-g trouble."

The older boy asked, "What do you mean, 'BIG trouble?'"

His brother replied, "I'm tellin' ya', we're in BIG trouble.
God is missing and they think we did it !!!"
One day a group of scientists got together and decided that
humans had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they
picked one scientist to go and tell God so.

The scientist walked up to God and said, "God, we've decided that
we no longer need you; We're to the point that we can clone people
and do many miraculous things, so why don't You just go on and get

God listened very patiently and kindly to the man.  After the scientist
was done talking, God said, "Very well, how about this? Let's say
we have a man-making contest."

To which the scientist replied, "Okay, great!"

"But," God added, "we're going to do this just like I did back in the
old days with Adam."

The scientist said, "Sure, no problem" and bent down and grabbed
himself a handful of dirt.

God looked at him and said, "No, no, no.  You go get your own dirt."
Once upon a time, long, long ago there were two unique
lions in the jungles of Africa. Both, it seems, had human
-like qualities that made them claim territory, daring the
other to cross over the line. Strange as it seems, the
boundary between their turf was a well traveled trail
through the jungle.

All day every day, both lions lay in the brush staring
across the trail at their compatriot, daring him to cross
into their territory.

The local natives knew of this animal feud, but all this
was unbeknown to African Jacko, a well-known and must
publicized guide who did not speak Lionese and was
unfamiliar with the territory.

While he was leading a safari through the jungle, walking
all day and cutting vines with their machetes, all this
constant hacking brush had them worn to a frazzle. After
seeing two or three of his safari drop from exhaustion,
African Jacko decided to stop on the trail between these
two lions and camp for the night.

After sitting up camp, eating, and getting his safari
settled African Jacko sat on  stump and began reading.
While he was busily engaged in the printed page, the two
lions, simultaneously, pounced on African Jacko and ate
him on the spot.

When the 6 o'clock news heard of the tragedy, they
reported, "African Jacko killed this evening. The motive
is unclear, but it is reported he was reading between the

Always seek help from shastra, sadhu, and guru - and never, I mean
NEVER speculate walk an unknown path - or Read between the Lions.
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- Did you ever wonder? =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=
How do you get off a non-stop flight?
Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
How can there be self-help "groups"?
Q: So what is the difference between a Harley motor-bike and a
Hoover vacuum cleaner?

A: The location of the dirt bag
My horoscope read, "You're going places and you can't be stopped."
Apparently the cop who gave me a ticket hadn't read it.
Warning:  Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.
Quote To Remember

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better
for it."
                                         -- Abraham Lincoln
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True Story!??! Ahem, well...aha you know...

...Every year, just before Easter, the Chief Rabbi in Rome
goes to the Vatican and presents an ancient, and by now
quite tattered envelope to the Pope. The Pope inspects
the envelope, shakes his head, and hands it back to the
Chief Rabbi, who then departs. This has been going on
for nearly two thousand years.

One year recently, it happened that there was a new Pope
and a new Chief Rabbi. When the Chief Rabbi presented the
ancient envelope to the Pope, as he had been instructed
to do by his predecessor, the Pope looked it over and
handed it back as he had been told to, in turn, by his
predecessor...but then the Pope said, "This is an unusual
ritual. I don't understand it. What is in this envelope?"
"Damned if I know," answered the Chief Rabbi. "I'm new
here myself. But, hey, let's open it and find out."
"Good idea," said the Pope. So together, they slowly
and carefully opened the envelope.

And do you know what they found?

The caterer's bill for the Last Supper!
Little Johnny and his family lived in the country, and as a result
seldom had guests. He was eager to help his mother after his father
appeared with two dinner guests from the office.

When the dinner was nearly over, Little Johnny went to the kitchen and
proudly carried in the first piece of apple pie, giving it to his father
who passed it to a guest. Little Johnny came in with a second piece of pie
and gave it to his father, who again gave it to a guest.

This was too much for Little Johnny, who said, "It's no use, Dad. The
pieces are all the same size."

MORAL: Atmavan manyate jagat - as I see so all the world sees - everyone
thinks of others according to his own position and perception.

Prabhupäda: No. Because he is imperfect, he does not know what is truth.
The same experience: because he cannot hear, other who is hearing is
answering and he cannot hear him, so he thinks that he is dumb, deaf.
Ätmavan manyate jagat. The difficulty is that everyone thinks others
on his own standard. If a fool, he thinks others fool. So that is not
the fact. We have to take experience from a person whose experience
nobody can surpass. Just like Krishna says, vedäham samatitäni
vartamänäni bhavishyäni [Bg. 7.26]. He says that “I know past, present,
future, everything.” So who knows past, present, future, everything?
Therefore we have to take experience from Krishna.(A.C. Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupada. Discussion with Syamasundara dasa - William James -
This newsletter has been proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
Did you hear about the surgeon who operated upon a patient who had a
hopelessly gangrenous leg?

The surgeon unfortunately amputated the patient's *healthy* leg, instead.

Naturally, the patient sued.  Years of appeals came and went.

Finally, the state's Supreme Court suggested the patient simply drop the
suit.  The judge told him he "didn't have a leg to stand on."
Appreciating Mothers Everywhere:

One day a man came home from work to find total mayhem at home.
The kids were outside, still in their pyjamas playing in the mud and muck.

There were empty food boxes and wrappers all around. As he proceeded
into the house, he found an even bigger mess. Dishes on the counter,
dog food walked into the carpet, a broken glass under the table,
and sand by the back door. The family room was strewn with toys
and clothing, garbage and all kinds of crap. A lamp had been knocked
over, the dog was caught up in some wires and unable to move, and
the bird cage had was lying opened on the floor with the bird missing.

He headed up the stairs, stepping over toys, to look for his wife.
He was becoming worried that she might be ill, or that something had
happened to her. He found her in the bedroom, still in bed with her
pyjamas on, reading a book. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked
how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked "What happened here today?"
She again smiled and answered, "You know how everyday when you
come home from work, and you ask me what I did today?"

"Yes", he replied... "Well," she replied,  "Today I didn't do it!"
The chameleon has eyes independent of each other and can simultaneously
look in 2 directions.

The opossum shrimp has eyes in its tail.

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those
of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

Makes one wonder what "crimes" koalas might commit that a human would be
blamed for...!!!?  =>:-0
A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. "In English,"
he said, "A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though,
such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there
is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."

A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."
Singh's achievements

Santa Singh and Banta Singh were always boasting of
their parents' achievements to each other:

Santa Singh: Have you ever heard of the Suez Canal?

Banta Singh: Yes, I have.

Santa Singh: Well, my father dug it.

Banta Singh: That's nothing, have you ever heard of the
Dead Sea?

Santa Singh: Yes, I have.

Banta Singh: Well, my father killed it.
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