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yada bhuta-prthag-bhavam
eka-stham anupasyati
tata eva ca vistaram
brahma sampadyate tada

yada--when; bhuta--of living entities; prthak-bhavam--separated
identities; eka-stham--situated in one; anupasyati--one tries to see
through authority; tatah eva--thereafter; ca--also; vistaram--the
expansion; brahma--the Absolute; sampadyate--he attains; tada--at that

When a sensible man ceases to see different identities due to
different material bodies and he sees how beings are expanded
everywhere, he attains to the Brahman conception.

PURPORT by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
When one can see that the various bodies of living entities arise due
to the different desires of the individual soul and do not actually
belong to the soul itself, one actually sees. In the material
conception of life, we find someone a demigod, someone a human being,
a dog, a cat, etc. This is material vision, not actual vision. This
material differentiation is due to a material conception of life.
After the destruction of the material body, the spirit soul is one.
The spirit soul, due to contact with material nature, gets different
types of bodies. When one can see this, he attains spiritual vision;
thus being freed from differentiations like man, animal, big, low,
etc., one becomes purified in his consciousness and able to develop
Krsna consciousness in his spiritual identity. How he then sees things
will be explained in the next verse.

Copyright 1983 The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International.
Used with permission.

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ära dui janma ei saokértanärambhe
haiba tomära putra ämi avilambe
mora arcä-mürti mätä, tumi se dharaëé
jihvärüpä tumi mätä, nämera janané
ei dui janma mora saokértanärambhe
dui öhaïi tora putra rahu avilambe

        [Lord Caitanya told Çacé] Birth after birth you are My mother. Again, in this birth, I have come to begin the saokértana movement, and so I have become your son. My appearance in this world is twofold: I appear as the arca-mürté and as the holy name. In this way I appear upon the tongue in the form of sound, and as the Deity made from the elements drawn from the earth. In both these forms I am worshiped, and in these two features I have appeared in order to spread the saokértana movement. (Chaitanya bhagavat. Madhya 27.47)

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

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'näma', 'vigraha', 'svarüpa' tina eka-rüpa
tine 'bheda' nähi, tina 'cid-änanda-rüpa'
deha-dehéra, näma-näméra kåñëe nähi 'bheda'
jévera dharma näma-deha-svarüpe 'vibheda'
ataeva kåñëera 'näma', 'deha', 'viläsa'
präkåtendriya-grähya nahe, haya sva-prakäça

        The Lord's holy name, form, and personality are all one and the same. There is no difference between them. Since all of them are absolute, they are transcendentally blissful. There is no difference between Kåñëa's body and Himself, nor between His name and Himself. For conditioned souls everything is different. One's name is different from one's body, from one's original form, and so on. The holy name of Kåñëa, as well as His body and His pastimes cannot be understood by the blunt material senses; they are self-manifest. (Cc. Madhya 17.131,132,134)
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kåñëa bhuli' sei jéva anädi-bahirmukha
ataeva mäyä täre deya saàsära-duùkha
kabhu svarge uöhäya, kabhu narake òubäya
daëòya-jane räjä yena nadéte cubäya

        Forgetting Kåñëa, the living entity has been attracted by the external energy from time immemorial. Therefore the illusory energy gives him all kinds of misery. As a result, sometimes he is raised to heaven, and sometimes he is drowned in hell, just as a criminal is raised and again lowered into a pond on a dunking stool as punishment. (Cc. Madhya 20.117-118)
jïätvä devaà sarva-päçäpahäniù
kçéëaiù kleçair-janma-måtyu-prahäëiù
tasyäbhidhyänät tåtéyaà dehabhede
viçveçvaryaà kevala äptakämaù

        By understanding the truth of the Supreme Lord, one can slip the bonds of material life and get free from the miseries of repeated birth and death. Liberated from the gross and subtle material bodies, as an associate of the Supreme Lord in His transcendental abode, he attains an eternal divine form and realizes his heart's desires. (Çvetäçvatara Upaniñad 1.11)
labdhvä su-durlabham idaà bahu-sambhavänte
mänuñyam artha-dam anityam apéha dhéraù
türëaà yateta na pated anu-måtyu yävan
niùçreyasäya viñayaù khalu sarvataù syät

        After many births one achieves the human form, which, although temporary, affords one the opportunity to attain the highest perfection. Thus, a sober person should immediately endeavor for the ultimate perfection of life and not fall back into the cycle of repeated birth and death. After all, sense gratification is available even in the most abominable species, whereas Kåñëa consciousness is only possible for a human being. (Srimad Bhägavatam. 11.9.29)
mac-cittä mad-gata-präëä bodhayantaù parasparam
kathayantaç ca mäà nityaà tuñyanti ca ramanti ca

        The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are fully devoted to My service, and they derive great satisfaction and bliss from always enlightening one another and conversing, about Me. (Bhagavad-gétä l0.9)
çravaëaà kértanaà viñëoù smaraëaà päda-sevanam
arcanaà vandanaà däsyaà sakhyam ätma-nivedanam

        Hearing and chanting about the transcendental holy name, form, qualities, paraphernalia and pastimes of Lord Viñëu, remembering them, serving the lotus feet of the Lord, offering the Lord respectful worship with sixteen types of paraphernalia, offering prayers to the Lord, becoming His servant, considering the Lord one's best friend, and surrendering everything unto Him (in other words, serving Him with the body, mind and words) these nine processes are accepted as pure devotional service. (Bhäg. 7.5.23)

iti puàsärpitä viñëau bhaktiç cen nava-lakñaëä
kriyeta bhagavaty addhä tan manye 'dhétam uttamam

        These nine are the processes of pure devotional service. One who has dedicated his life to the service of Kåñëa through these nine methods should be considered most learned, for he has acquired full knowledge. (Bhäg. 7.5.24)

çré viñëoù çravaëe parékçidabhavad-vaiyäsakiù kértane
prahlädaù smaraëe tad aìghribhajane lakñméù påthuù püjane
akrüras-tvabhivandane kapi-patir-däsye'tha sarhye'rjunaù
sarvasvätma-nivedane balirabhut kåñëäptireñäà param

        The following devotees attained Kåñëa and thus realized the ultimate goal of life by following one of the nine methods of devotional service: Mahäräja Parikñita realized Kåñëa through hearing about His glories (çravanam), Çukadeva Gosvämé realized Kåñëa through speaking the Çrémad Bhägavatam (kértanam). Prahläda realized Him through devotional remembrance (smaraëam). Lakñmédevé attained His mercy by serving His lotus feet (päda-sevanam). Mahäräja Påthu attained Him through worship (arcanam). Akrüra attained Him through prayer (vandanam). Hanuman attained Him through personal service (däsyam). Arjuna attained Him through friendship (sakhyam). Bali Maharaja attained Him through complete surrender of body, mind, and words (ätmä-nivedanam). (Padyävali 53)
Inspirational Advice from "Your Ever Well Wisher"

72-12-19                  (19th December 1972)


My dear Tejiyas,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated December 10, 1972, and I am very much disturbed to hear from you that you have become disturbed in your mind. Do not be disturbed. There is no cause for anxiety. You are doing your best to serve Krishna, that is very much appreciated, so do not lose enthusiasm out of frustration, that will spoil everything. Krishna Consciousness means we should always be satisfied and happy, not that we must work something impossible, becoming overburdened, and then because we are unhappy by so much trouble we lose enthusiasm altogether and give up all hope. No, if too much endeavour is there, that is to be avoided. By all means we must preserve our spiritual status, that is the point, not that we are mad after big buildings, many devotees, life-members, this, that--no, these are only ways to engage the devotees so that they may apply the principles of devotional living to some kind of work for practical realization of these principles. It is not the result of the work we want. If only one person daily, if we sincerely preach to such one person in a day, that is sufficient, never mind big, big programmes. So my request to you is that you do not be bothered by these things, and I have instructed Tamala Krishna and Syamasundara to send you men, so they will do it, rest assured. Krishna does not like to see His sincere devotee suffer or become frustrated or depressed. He will not stand idly by in any such case, so do not fear on that account. Krishna has got some plan for you, always think in that way, and very soon He will provide everything to your heart's desire.

(letter from Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to his disciple Tejiyas dasa)

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2 pounds (1 kg) spaghetti squash
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pinch salt
1 pinch black pepper, freshly ground
8 ounces (250 grms) spaghetti
2 tspoons hing powder
6 toasted bread slices, processed into crumbs
1/4 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped fine
2 tablespoons drained capers

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
With a knife, carefully split squash in half and pull out
seeds with your fingers. Place squash cut-side up in a
roasting pan. Spoon 2 tablespoons of olive oil over squash
and season liberally with salt and pepper to taste. Cover
halves with foil, and bake for 1 hour or until the flesh
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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti,
and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender; drain
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4 large bananas
1 whole pineapple
250 grms brown sugar
100 grms butter
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500 grms vanila ice cream

either on a BBQ grill or under the toaster grill of your oven, grill the 4 bananas with their skins on. While these are cooking (until bursting and bubbling) take the whole pineapple, take off the top, and while keeping the outter skin on cut it length ways in four and remove the central core.

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On the offering plate place the bananas, if they are not already split, just cut them open with a knife. Place the golden brown sticky pineapple wedges either side of the bananas place a serving of the ice-cream on top of the banana and then drizzle over the entire preparation a thick coating of the caramel toffee cream sauce.


NOTE: for those who don't take chocolate, use white chocolate or carob.
Vanila ice cream is good too. ...Learn from the example...

1 1/2 cups crushed cream sandwich cookies
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup C&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar
1 14-oz. bag caramel candies
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 gallon Dreyer's® or Edy's® Grand Chocolate Ice Cream
4 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
2 tablespoons heavy cream

In a small bowl, combine cookies, 1/2 cup pecans, butter and
sugar until moistened enough to hold some shape. Press onto
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In a small heavy saucepan, melt caramel with 1 cup cream
over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove
from heat. Pour half into crust and freeze for 10 minutes.

Spread ice cream on top and freeze until firm, about 3
hours. Reheat remaining caramel mixture and pour over ice
cream. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.

In a small heavy saucepan, melt chocolate with 2 tablespoons
cream over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth.

Drizzle over pie. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

Servings: 12

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A rabbit one day managed to break free from the laboratory where he had been born and brought up. As he scurried away from the fencing of the compound, he felt grass under his little feet and saw the dawn breaking for the first time in his life.
"Wow, this is great," he thought. It wasn't long before he came to a hedge and after squeezing under it he saw a wonderful sight - lots of other bunny rabbits, all free and nibbling at the lush grass.
"Hey," he called. "I'm a rabbit from the laboratory and I've just escaped. Are you wild rabbits?"
"Yes. Come and join us," they cried. Our friend hopped over to them and started eating the grass. It tasted so good. "What else do you wild rabbits do?" he asked.
"Well," one of them said. "You see that field there? It's got carrots growing in it. We dig them up and eat them." This, he couldn't resist and he spent the next hour eating the most succulent carrots. They were wonderful. Later, he asked them again, "What else do you do?"
"You see that field there? It's got lettuce growing in it. We eat that as well." The lettuce tasted just as good and he returned a while later completely full.
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"I do," our friend replied. "But I must get back to the lab. I'm dying for a cigarette."
One out of every three humans is suffering from some form of mental illness.

Think of two of your best friends. If they are OK, then it must be you.
There was this keeper at the Delhi Zoo who was a slow worker and found it really difficult to hold down a job because of that and was fired.
After a visit to the job centre he was offered work at the at the Mumbai Zoo.
When he arrived for his first day, the other keepers being well aware of his reputation told him to take care of the tortoise section.

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The reply was, "Washington DC"

On being asked what the "DC" stood for, the pupil added, "Dot com!"
At the VIHE (Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education) last year there were a few devotees doing the aspiring psychiatrists seminar and were attending their first class on emotional extremes.
"Just to establish some parameters," said the professor, to the devotee students from India, "What is the opposite of joy?"
"Sadness," said the student.
"...and the opposite of depression?" he asked of the young mataji from Germany. "Elation," said she with confidence.
"...And you, prabhu," the teacher said to the young devotee from Texas, "How about the opposite of woe?"
The Texan devotee replied, "Prabhu, I do believe that would be giddy-up."
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- Did you ever wonder? =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=
"...there are only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane:
Either you have diarrhea, or you're anxious to meet people who do."

Henry Kissinger (former US Secretary of State)
"if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?"
when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you, but when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window?
They show you how detergents take out bloodstains.
I think if you've got a T-shirt with bloodstains all over it,
maybe your laundry isn't your biggest problem.
>(|)<>( The ways of this material world - strange but true )<>(|)
It takes a fifth of a second to blink your eyes, and if typical, you
blink them 25 times a minute. Then, on a 10-hour trip (Auckland to Wellington) at 80 KPH, you'd drive 70 Kilometres with your eyes closed!

sent in by Buddhi Manta prabhu
Just remember you're unique.
Just like everyone else.
God answers KNEE-MAIL.
=: Don't cheat on this test... :=

Here's an interesting diversion for two minutes.

A quick test of intelligence. Don't cheat! If you do, the test won't be
fun. I promise, there are no tricks to the test. Just read the sentence


Now count the F's in that sentence. Count them ONLY ONCE. Do not go back
and count them again. See below.....

(don't cheat!)

You might like to check out Krishna-conscious jokes -

Also check out the Humour section of the Main Index:
There are six F's in the sentence.

A person of average intelligence finds three of them.
If you spotted four, you're above average.
If you got five, you can turn you nose at most anybody.
If you caught six, you're a genius.

There is no catch. Many people forget the "OF"'s. The human brain tends
to see them as V's and not F's! Pretty weird, huh?

[author unknown]
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