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New Zealand Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network Newsletter
     - Number #003  (Kartik 1999)
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_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
WWW-site by now - and the feedback has been appreciated. As we
expand the facility of resource more pages will appear, and with
the intent of assisting you all in the smooth execution of your
individual prescribed duties/services/functions. I trust that all
is well with everyone by the Mercy of the Lord. However, if anyone
would like to be removed please just send me a message requesting
me to do so, and I will do promptly. If you would like to be added
directly to the mailout please also let me know and I will do the
needful. Hare Krishna. =>B-) JTCd

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WWW - news and views: Calendar Updates.
Deals for members: More amazing deals for everyone.
Missing Links: Talking of that have you visited the Darwinian page?
Advertisements: check them out

Words of Wisdom - Shastra & Shastrakaras speak:
  (Srila Prabhupad  & the previous Acaryas)
At Grass Roots: Y2K
Prasadam Recipes:
Krishna conscious - Vedikly acceptable jokes:

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The Interactive Vaishnava Calendar page is comming along nicely:

You can view the Karttika pages there; Karttik; Damodar;
Bahulastami; Diwali; Govardhan Puja; Go-puja; and Srila Prabhupada
Tirubhav; Vijaya dasami; Durga puja, etc., pages.

The Glories of the month of Karttika are simply amazing just take
a minute to have a look at the Karttika Url, and have a read.
Go-puja and Govardhan Puja in Auckland is on 14th November

Ring 09 412 8075 for details.
Check out the Ekadasi pages that are coming together, with links
to every Ekadasi:
Some interesting Youth and Young devotees / young Hindus sites.
coming off the main index page:

Lots of NEW links....
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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.

This is a totally free service, we have worked hard to organise it
please make good use of it for you development of Krishna Seva.

We have just received a shipment of books from HH Bhaktivikash
Swami of some of his books in print at present:

Glimpses of Traditional Indian Life: NZ$22 including postage in NZ

"Journey to the REAL India. Discover the wisdom and devotion at the
heart of Indian life. Meet people brought up in an atmosphere of
Godliness. Find out how it shaped their character and enriched their
lives. Explore also the effects of technological development, the
downfall of hereditary culture, and other causes of India's
present degradation."

Find out about:

Ideal Family Life
Intercaste Harmony
Uncommon Scholarship
Simple Living & High Thinking
Dependence on God and Nature
Woman; Subordinate Yet Respected
   ...and more...

My Memories of Srila Prabhupada: NZ$17 including postage in NZ

HH Bhakti Vikas Swami recalls his few, but precious, memories of
the most significant person to grace the earth in recent times.

And a bonus in the same cover:
On serving Srila Prabhupada in Separation
Speaking Strongly in Srila Prabhupada's Service

We just have a few of each left, get them while you can...
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\HMHH\|    rather just a couple of devotees in their home
\\HMHH\   Bh Adam and Bhn Mary's Ph. 06 353 0108. There's chanting,
HH\HMHH\   a discussion and a meal. Books are available & beads.
    \HMHH\-HHH\  Bhaktine Ann (of Glen and Ann - Masterton)
     \HMHH\.HHM\   is presently compiling an Ekadasi Cookbook
      \HMHH\.HMH\   if members have any recipies for the book
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Bhava & Kamalaya prabhus from Auckland have a great deal for all
of us.

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

Here's an amazing little essay by Srila Sac-cid Ananda Bhaktivinod
Thakur Prabhupad in 1896.

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If you have any news, events, functions, deals, etc., that you would
like to share with members then please do so by sending what you have
to us, we can pass them on in the next newsletter.

Check out this page:

Sri Nrsimhadev Martial Arts - Carterton, Wairarapa.

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Macaroni And Cheese With Vegetables
Serves 6

8 oz (250 grms) Pasta (bow-ties or ribbed)
3 tb Butter-Ghee or Margarine, divided
1 tb Unbleached Flour
3/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Grated Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese(2 oz)   (or 1 cup of Tararua)
1 tb Chopped fresh parsley
1 ts Basil
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp White Pepper
2 cups Broccoli florets
½ cup Black Olives
Med sweet red pepper,chopped into ¼ inch squares
1 tsp Table Salt
Bring a large pot of water to boil; cook pasta until al dente.
While pasta is cooking, in med saucepan, melt 2 Tbs. of the ghee,
butter fat or margarine.
Remove from heat; add flour and salt, and stir until blended in
to make the base of a sauce.
Whisk in milk, stirring over med heat until mixture comes to a
boil and thickens.
Reduce heat to low.
Stir in cheeses and spices - and add the Olives
(some may prefer to put the Olives on top).
Continue stirring until cheese is melted.
Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large skillet, melt remaining 1 T margarine.
Add remaining ingredients.
Cook vegetables, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes,
until tender/crisp.
Reduce heat to low.
When noodles are done, drain well.
Toss with vegetables; stir in cheese sauce.
If you are REALY adventurous sprinkle the top with a layer of
cheese and bake in the oven, or lightly grill the top.
(this is where some may prefer to have the Olives on top with
a little added White Pepper, Paprika and Basil.)

Offer hot


1 cup (250 ml) milk
2 cups (500 ml) water
1 Tbs (15 ml) Ghee or vegetable oil
1 tsp (5 ml) salt
3 cups (750 ml) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1 ml) vanilla extract
Ghee or Vegetable oil for deep frying
Powdered (confectioner's) sugar, or Vanilla sugar for dusting

Combine the milk, water, tablespoon of vegetable oil, and salt in a
large saucepan and bring almost to a boil over high heat.  Add the
flour a little at a time, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon over
low heat.  When it has formed a smooth paste, remove it from the heat
and add the baking powder and vanilla.  Continue stirring until
thoroughly combined.  Heat the oil to a temperature of about 325F
(160C), or until the surface shimmers.  Place the dough in a pastry
bag with a wide, star tip.  Typically, churros are about 1/2 inch (1
cm) in diameter, with ridges running their length.  Pipe the dough
into the hot oil, forming straight fritters 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20
cm) in length.  Fry until golden brown and remove to paper towels to
drain.  Serve immediately, dusted with powdered sugar.
Serves 6 to 8.

Check out heaps of information on Vegetarianism, Prasadam-ism,
download books, Vegetarian Recipie programs, and more.
)<>(|)<>(  Krishna Conscious - Vedikly acceptable Jokes:  )<>(|)<
A man spoke frantically into the phone,
"My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!"
"Is this her first child?" the doctor asked.
"No, you idiot!" the man shouted, "this is her husband!"


[Text 2315302 from COM]

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow
that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys
deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners

If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times,
does he become disoriented?

Why do we say something is out of whack?  What is a whack?

Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 40 billion stars
in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you a wall
has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure?


A devotee was giving class and was saying how wonderful the sanskrit
language is.

He was telling of the laws of grammar, and the Divine nature of it all.

He was saying how in sanskrit there can be many meaning to words
unlike any other language. He then told of grammar that allowed the
rare and near magical use of a double positive to mean a negative
in a sentance.

At this point another devotee said, "Yeah, right!!!"


[Text 1521271 from COM]


[What follows is a transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation
between a U.S. naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast
of Newfoundland.]

Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to
avoid a collision.

Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north
to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees
to the south to avoid a collision.

Americans:  This is the captain of a U.S. Navy ship. I say again,
divert YOUR course.

Canadians:  No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.


Canadians:  Er....this is a lighthouse. Your call.

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