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New Zealand Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network
Newsletter Number #0026 July-Aug 2000 A.D. issue.

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On the 31st July there is a Partial Solar Eclipse which is visible in Northern Asia, Northern West North America (northern Scandinavia, eastern Russia, Alaska, western Canada and the northwestern United States) and so not visible in New Zealand. (in Canada it will happen between 02:00 pm and 03:30 pm which is when sunset begins there - in NZ it would be evening in winter and so not possible for Solar anything)

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anta-kale ca mam eva
smaran muktva kalevaram
yah prayati sa mad-bhavam
yati nasty atra samsayah

anta-kale--at the end of life; ca--also; mam--Me; eva--certainly; smaran--remembering; muktva--quitting; kalevaram--the body; yah--he who; prayati--goes; sah--he; mat-bhavam--My nature; yati--achieves; na--not; asti--there is; atra--here; samsayah--doubt.

And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.

PURPORT by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
In this verse the importance of Krsna consciousness is stressed. Anyone who quits his body in Krsna consciousness is at once transferred to the transcendental nature of the Supreme Lord. The Supreme Lord is the purest of the pure. Therefore anyone who is constantly Krsna conscious is also the purest of the pure. The word smaran ("remembering") is important. Remembrance of Krsna is not possible for the impure soul who has not practiced Krsna consciousness in devotional service. Therefore one should practice Krsna consciousness from the very beginning of life. If one wants to achieve success at the end of his life, the process of remembering Krsna is essential. Therefore one should constantly, incessantly chant the maha-mantra--Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. Lord Caitanya has advised that one be as tolerant as a tree (taror iva sahisnuna). There may be so many impediments for a person who is chanting Hare Krsna. Nonetheless, tolerating all these impediments, one should continue to chant Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, so that at the end of one's life one can have the full benefit of Krsna consciousness.

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Bhavantam evanu caran nirantaram
Prasanta nihsesa mano ratsatarah
Kadaham aikantika nityakinkara
Praharsa yisyami sanata jivatam

The English translation is:
"By serving you constantly, one is freed from all material desires and is completely pacified. When shall I engage as your permanent eternal servant and always feel joyful to have such a fitting master?"

This verse is from the Stotraratna of Yamunacharya (43).
Please chant:

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

.......and your life will become sublime.
"The ten abstinences are nonviolence, truth, nonstealing, chastity, kindness, rectitude, forgiveness, endurance, temperance in food and purity."

Sukla Yajur Veda, Trishikhi Brahmana Upanishads 32 Yoga: The Method of Re-Integration, pg.19.

"Regarding purchasing things in the market, these items are considered
as purified when we pay the price for them. That is the general instruction, but when we know something is adulterated, we should
avoid it. But unknowingly if something is purchased, that is not our fault. Things which are suspicious, however, should be avoided."
(ACBSP. 25th December 1969. letter to Krsna das. Boston.)
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The secondary rules are of three types: rules regarding self; rules regarding society; rules regarding the afterlife. Rules regarding the self are of two categories: those for the body and those for the mind. Those rules to keep a person's body properly nourished so that they can remain healthy are the bodily rules. Such things as regulated drinking, eating, sleeping, exercise, and for sickness, prescriptions for cure, are bodily rules.

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The following morning walk conversation is very interesting.

Hrdayananda: There's another argument.
Prabhupada: Eh?
Hrdayananda: Another argument.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Hrdayananda: Many times, the professors, they say that "If God, if god were actually all, all-good and all-perfect, then when He created us, we would also be all-good..."
Prabhupada: Yes. But you are contaminated. You are all-good. That's a fact. Because you are part and parcel of God, you cannot be bad. But you are contaminated.
Hrdayananda: Well, they say that "Even, even if I have the potential...
Even to say that I ha..."
Prabhupada: You have got the potential. That's it.
Hrdayananda: But if I say that... If I, I'm originally in the spiritual world, but even the potential to fall down is an imperfection in the creation.
Prabhupada: No, potential does not fall down. Just like a child has got the potency to pass the M.A. examination. So he has to be educated. If you don't educate him, he'll remain a foolish child. So we are educating to develop that potentiality.

nitya-siddha krsna-prema sadhya kabhu naya
sravanadi-suddha-citte karaye udaya

They, that potentiality is eternal. God is eternal. We are eternal. Our relationship, eternal. Everything is eternal. But because we are small, minute fragments, sometimes we fall down.

Hrdayananda: They say, "God should have, God should have created us so that we..."
Prabhupada: Why you should dictate God? God has created perfectly. He has given you independence. You fall down. It is your fault. God has made you perfect, given you independence. But if you misuse your independence, you fall down. Just like government gives everyone opportunity. Why do you become criminal and go to the jail? That is your fault.
Hrdayananda: They say that God should have created us so that we...
Prabhupada: Why "Should have created"? He has created already perfect. Because you are perfect, therefore you have got the independence to misuse. You are not a dead stone. That is perfection. Ye yatha mam prapadyante. You can go anywhere, sarva-ga. You can go to the Vaikuntha. Yanti deva-vrata devan. You can go to the higher planets. You can go to the hell. When you go to the hell, it is your choice. God has given you all perfection. Purnam idam purnam adah purnat purnam udacyate, everything is complete, perfect, and because you are perfect, you have got the independence. But misusing that independence, you are imperfect. Again, reviving your independence, you can become perfect, although you are imperfect now. That is Krsna consciousness movement. Krsna consciousness movement means raising the imperfect to the perfect platform. That is Krsna consciousness. Other fools, they say, "We are perfect now." In a fallen condition also, they're thinking perfect. That is maya. Asurim raksasim caiva mohinim prakrtim sritah. Krsna has made you perfect. There is no doubt about it. Just like some of our students. All of a sudden, they deviate, go away. So what is that? Our movement is imperfect, or he's imperfect?
Hrdayananda: He's imperfect.
Prabhupada: He's imperfect. Our movement is perfect. But he becomes imperfect by his misuse of independence. He thinks that "This is nice," and goes to hell. What can be done? That independence is there. That is perfectness.
Hrdayananda: So in other words, these, uh, the people that argue like that, they, they actually are lazy. They don't want to surrender to God. Then they blame God.
Prabhupada: Yes. Because they have become imperfect, therefore they are blaming God. "God is good;" they forget this. That is their imperfectness. One side, they say, "God is good." Still, they're blaming God. What is this nonsense? If He's God, God is good, how can you blame Him? God is good; in all circumstances, He's good. That is the meaning of good. Good does not mean that one time you are good and next time you are bad.
Karandhara: Just like the criminals blame the government for being in the prison house.
Prabhupada: Yes. Yes, that is natural. Yes. Surasu-saksimat.
Surasu-saksimat. In the liquor shop so there was some trouble. So he went to court. He went to court. So the court asked him, "Where is your witness?" So he brought one witness, drunkard. You see? Surasu-saksimat. So that is maya, aham mameti, misusing power and blaming God, "Why God...?" God has made everything. Just like here. It is made not to move. Stay. But we are better than this. Is it not? It cannot move. So God has made this also. But because we can move, we are better than this. And if, if, if they say that "God, why he has made me to commit mistake?" This rascal does not understand that that is freedom. You, why don't you take the right one? God
says, "This is right." Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja. Why don't you take it? And still, how you can say God is bad? What is the argument?
Umapati: Well, the argument is that if God is so all-powerful, why does He even let me fall?
Prabhupada: Eh?
Umapati: If God is so powerful, why does He let me fall. Why doesn't He save me, save me from my own foolishness. Why doesn't He...?
Prabhupada: Yes, He's saving you, but you don't carry His order.
Umapati: Yes, but it's not recognized.
Prabhupada: Yes. Just like I say, "Chant sixteen rounds." If you do not do it. What can I do? That is your fault.
Satsvarupa: If God were to force us, there'd be no love.
Prabhupada: Eh? No, no. Force is not good. Force is there. Force is there. The maya is another force.
(Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Morning Walk December 6, 1973, Los Angeles)
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4 T. ghee
1/2 T. cumin seed
11/2 t. crushed chilis
1/2 t. ground black pepper
1 cup white rice
1/2 T. turmeric
1 T. salt
1/2 lb. peas
1 3/4 cups water

Heat ghee and add cumin seed. When it browns add crushed chilis and black pepper. Add washed, drained white rice and stir. Add salt and turmeric. When rice sticks a little to the side of the pan, add peas. Add the water and bring to a boil. Cover and lower flame. Wait 15-20 minutes and check to see if rice is done. Do not stir until after rice is cooked. Casein may be added to rice about 5 minutes before it is done. A very nice rice dishcolorful for feasts and very tasty.

1973 Hare Krishna Cookbook.


1 cup split peas
1 red pepper
1 cup variety cut vegetables
2 T. ghee
5 cups water
1 t. salt
2 t. turmeric
1/2 t. cumin seeds

Wash peas and place in a saucepan with water, turmeric and salt. Bring to a boil. Add vegetables. Reduce treat end simmer until dahl is a smooth soup (about 1 hour). In a small pan heat ghee until smoking. Add cumin seeds and cook until black. Add the broken red pepper and cook until black. Pour contents in a fell swoop into the dahl and cover quickly to avoid splashing.

1973 Hare Krishna Cookbook.

1 cup whole wheat flour (or 1/2 cup whole wheat flour water 1/2 cup white flour)
1/2 t. salt
ghee for deep-frying
2 T. ghee solids, ghee or butter

Prepare dough as for puris, and then fry in the same way. Chepuris are very delicious and tasty because they combine the wholesome taste of chapatis with the delicacy of puris.

or alternatively.......

2 cups white flour
21/2 T. ghee or ghee solids
little over 1/2 cup water
ghee for deep-frying

Add ghee solids to flour and mix with hands until flour is consistency of coarse corn meal. Add water a little at a time; keep mixing. Knead dough about 10 to 15 minutes. Cover with a dampened cloth and let sit about 1/2 hour. For rolling, rub a little ghee on a table top and onto rolling pin. Pinch off bits of dough into balls 11/2” in diameter. Roll into round, flat, thin puris. It takes a little practice to get them perfectly round.
Place puri in hot ghee. Push it to the bottom and bathe it in ghee. It will rise up and puff up, like a balloon. Turn over quickly; remove with tongs. To drain them nicely, prepare in advance a cardboard box lined with paper toweling. Stand puris up in long lines to drain. Puris are traditionally served plain, but they may be sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar or spread with chopped walnuts, raisins and honey. They are delicious served with fruit chutneys or with wet cauliflower and potatoes.

1973 Hare Krishna Cookbook.


1 cauliflower
4 potatoes
1 t. turmeric
1 t. salt

Wash and cube potatoes. Wash cauliflower and break into small flowerettes. Make massala. Add vegetables, salt and turmeric. Cover with water and cook over medium heat covered until dry.

1973 Hare Krishna Cookbook.

Srila Prabhupada's EGGPLANT FAVORITE

1 eggplant, cubed
1 cup chopped green beans
2 sliced tomatoes

Heat ghee in a pan and make massala. Add eggplant and green beans with a little ghee and cook until soft in covered pan. Add tomatoes. On a high flame, cook and stir until wetness has evaporated.

1973 Hare Krishna Cookbook.


Serves: 4

1 lb Fusilli pasta (spirals)
3 tb Olive oil
4 tb Sweet butter
10 oz Fresh asparagus tips (1-inch lengths)
1 c Pitted black olives, Sliced
2 tb Calvert's cedar street or Dejon mustard.
2 tb Fresh lemon juice
1/2 c Kasseri or fresh Parmesan, finely grated
Salt and freshly cracked Black pepper

Cook pasta according to directions.
While cooking, melt butter in saute pan over medium heat.
Add asparagus tips and cook briefly about 4 minutes.
Drain pasta and toss with olive oil.
Add asparagus, butter, olives, mustard and lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
Top with freshly grated cheese.


275g            10 oz 2 ½ cups white self-raising flour
1 tsp.            1 tsp. 1 tsp. baking powder
100g            4 oz ½ cup butter
100g            4 oz ½ cup caster sugar
6 tbs.    6 tbs. 6 tbs. sour cream
250ml            8 fl. oz 1 cup milk
½ tsp. ½ tsp. ½ tsp.  almond essence
50g 2 oz ½ cup flaked almonds
butter for greasing
Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/gas mark 3
Use a 15cm/6 inch cake tin.

Grease and line the cake tin. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Into another bowl, sift the flour and baking powder. In a measuring jug mix the sour cream with the milk. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture in 3 parts, alternately with the sour cream and milk mixture. Beat well after each addition. Lightly stir in the almond essence and the flaked almonds. Spoon lightly into the prepared tin and bake for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours until cooked through and firm to the touch. Cool on a wire rack.

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There once were four young brahmin boys who had just undergone samavartana - graduation from gurukula. Three of them were proud of their learning, but considered the other one to be a dullard.

As the three began to boast of their prowess they came upon some bones in the forest.

The first among them said, "These are the bones of the lion, king of the jungle, by my prowess I can reconstruct the creature to his former skeletal form."

The second said, "That's nothing, why by my learning I can reconstruct the sinus, flesh and fur"

The third with arrogance said, "My dear friends, but I can breath the vital prana force back into the beast."

As he was just about to do this the brahmin boy the others considered a dullard spoke, "Prabhus, I wouldn't do that....."

"Ah be quiet, what do you know, simply chanting that Hare Krishna mantra day and night?" the three said simultaneously.

When the VASTLY learned brahmin boy breathed the prana life into the lion, the lion gave a mighty roar, and pounced on and ate all the three brahmin boys on the ground.
This was witnessed by the fourth brahmin boy who took shelter of the Lord's name up a tree.
A guy wanders into a diner looking for a bite to eat. He sits at the counter, next to another gentleman who is nonchalantly reading the paper. The guy orders up and eats his meal. Upon finishing, he's still pretty hungry and notices that the gent reading the paper has an uneaten bowl of chilli in front of him, which he hasn't touched and is growing cold.

"Say - you gonna eat that?" he asks.
"Nope - help yourself" replies the guy reading the paper. "Thanks!" The guy chows down the chilli and just as he's reaching the bottom of the bowl he finds a dead mouse laying under the chilli. He immediately chucks it all back up and into the bowl.

His neighbour across the table looks at him sympathetically and says:
"You know, the *same* thing happened to me!"

Having realized that this world is a place of suffering (dukhälayam ashäshvatam Bhagavad Gita 8:15.) it's our duty to inform others.
Three Pastors in the south were having lunch in a diner.

One of them said, "You know, since summer started I've been having trouble with them flying bats in my loft and attic at church. I've tried everything, but nothing seems to scare them off.

Another pastor said "Yes, me too. I've got hundreds living in my belfry and in the narthex attic. I've even had the place fumigated, and they won't go away!"

The third pastor said, "I baptized all mine, made them members of the church, and they haven't seen one back since!"
A young college student had stayed up all night studying for his zoology test the next day. As he entered the classroom, he saw ten stands with ten birds over each bird and only the legs showing.

He sat right in the front row because he wanted to do the best job possible. The professor announced that the test would be to look at each set of bird legs and give the common name, habitat, genus, species, and identifying characteristic.

The student looked at each set of bird legs. They all looked the same to him. He began to get upset. He had stayed up all night studying, and now he had to identify birds by their legs. The more he thought about it, the madder he got. Finally, he couldn't stand it anymore.

He went to the professor's desk and said "What a stupid test! How could anyone tell the difference between birds by looking at their legs?" With that the student threw his test on the professor's desk and walked out the door.

The professor was surprised. The class was so big that he didn't know every student's name, so as the student reached the door, the professor called out "One moment, son, what's your name?"

The enraged student pulled up his pant legs and said "You guess buddy! You guess!"
All evening long four cardplayers had been pestered by a busybody who commented on everyone's hand and style of play. When he went out of the room for a moment, they hit on a plan to silence him.

"Let's make up a game no one ever heard of," one of them said. "Then he'll have to shut up."
The busybody returned. The dealer tore two cards in half and gave them to the man on his left. He tore the corners off three cards and spread them out in front of the man opposite him. Then he tore five cards in quarters, gave 15 pieces to the man on his right and kept five himself.
"I have a mingle," he said. "I'll bet a dollar."
"I have a snazzle," the next man announced. "I'll raise you a dollar."

The third man folded without betting, and the fourth, after much deliberation, said, "I've got a farfle. I'll raise you two dollars."

The busybody shook his head vehemently. "You're crazy," he said. " You're never going to beat a mingle and a snazzle with a lousy farfle!"

Don't gamble.
Gamblers are cheats - Sri Krishna says, in Bhagavad Gita 10:36.
A fool is revealed when he opens his mouth.
When I introduced my friend Wes to the proprietor of my favorite Chinese Vegetarian restaurant, the owner greeted him enthusiastically, saying, "Welcome, West."

Wes shook his hand and smiled despite the mispronounced name.

All through the meal, the proprietor checked to make sure "West" was pleased. Finally, Wes corrected him, "It's Wes, not West."

"West, not West?" asked the confused man.

Wes smiled patiently and nodded. "Yes," he said, "Wes, no ' t'."

"Ah," said the proprietor and walked away with our teapot.
Dukhiram, Sridam(a) and Balaram are working on a very high scaffolding.
Suddenly, Dukhiram falls off. He is killed instantaneously. After the ambulance leaves with his body, Sri and Bal realize they'll have to inform Dukhi's wife.

Sri says he's good at this sort of sensitive stuff, so he volunteers to do the job.
After two hours he returns, carrying six-sweet-samosas. "So did you tell her?" asks Bal.

"Yep", replies Sri.

"Say, where did you get the six-sweet-samosas?"
Sri informs Bal. "She gave it to me."
"WHAT??" exclaims Bal, "you just told her, her husband died and she gave you six-sweet-samosas??"
"Sure," Sri says.
"WHY?" asks Bal.

"Well," Sri continues, "when she answered the door, I asked her, 'are you Dukhi's widow?
'Widow?', she said, 'no, no, you're mistaken, I'm not a widow!' So I said:

"I'll bet you six-sweet-samosas you ARE!"

Krishna-conscious jokes -

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If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his walkman?
...if a definition of Atheism might be: a non-prophet organization.
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There was once a young Gujarati man who, in his youth, professed a desire to become a "great" writer.

When asked to define "great", he said "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, wail, howl in pain, desperation and anger!"

He now works for Microsoft writing error messages...
Texan prisons have banned convicts on death row from having last cigarette,
on the grounds that it is bad for their health. However, to compensate for
this, condemned men will instead be permitted to chew a stick of celery
Weird News:

MOHANPUR, India - "I take you, Rover, to be my awfully wedded husband, "could have been the words spoken during a wedding ceremony of a young Indian girl and a stray dog.
Anju, 4, had a string of bad luck including several serious illnesses, falling in a pond and burning her hand in the kitchen. An astrologer told the girl's father that "the evil effect of Saturn could be countered by marrying the child to a dog." All elements of a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony were practiced, including the girl garlanding the dog as if it were a groom. The Villagers in turn helped the dog put a garland around the bride with its paws. It was not mentioned whether the happy couple would be living with the bride's parents or in the dog house.

That's rough (ruff ruff)
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