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Vijaya Ekadasii (Vaikuntha Ekadashi - South Indian)
Srila Isvara Puri - Tirubhav
Sri Shiva Ratri
Srila Jagannath dasa babaji - Tirubhav
Srila Rasikananda prabhu - Tirubhav
Srila Purushottam Dasa Thakura - Avirbhav
Sri Amalaki Ekadasii
Sri Madhavendra Puri Goswami - Tirubhav
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Advent - Sri Gaura Purnima

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updated again 16th February 2001
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Now you can view the FULL years 1999-2000 & 2000-2001 & 2001-2002.
All Calendar entries are explained - Appearance or Disappearance
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View other festivals on the Calendar:

Vijaya Ekadasii (Vaikuntha Ekadashi - South Indian)

Srila Isvara Puri - Tirubhav

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Srila Jagannath dasa babaji - Tirubhav

Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami - Tirubhav

Srila Purushottam Dasa Thakura - Avirbhav

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Sri Madhavendra Puri Goswami - Tirubhav

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Advent - Sri Gaura Purnima

Kumbha Mela

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sattvat sanjayate jnanam
rajaso lobha eva ca
pramada-mohau tamaso
bhavato 'jnanam eva ca

sattvat--from the mode of goodness; sanjayate--develops;
jnanam--knowledge; rajasah--from the mode of passion; lobhah--greed;
eva--certainly; ca--also; pramada--madness; mohau--and illusion;
tamasah--from the mode of ignorance; bhavatah--develop;
ajnanam--nonsense; eva--certainly; ca--also.

From the mode of goodness, real knowledge develops; from the mode of
passion, greed develops; and from the mode of ignorance develop
foolishness, madness and illusion.

PURPORT by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
Since the present civilization is not very congenial to the living
entities, Krsna consciousness is recommended. Through Krsna
consciousness, society will develop the mode of goodness. When the
mode of goodness is developed, people will see things as they are. In
the mode of ignorance, people are just like animals and cannot see
things clearly. In the mode of ignorance, for example, they do not see
that by killing one animal they are taking the chance of being killed
by the same animal in the next life. Because people have no education
in actual knowledge, they become irresponsible. To stop this
irresponsibility, education for developing the mode of goodness of the
people in general must be there. When they are actually educated in
the mode of goodness, they will become sober, in full knowledge of
things as they are. Then people will be happy and prosperous. Even if
the majority of the people aren't happy and prosperous, if a certain
percentage of the population develops Krsna consciousness and becomes
situated in the mode of goodness, then there is the possibility for
peace and prosperity all over the world. Otherwise, if the world is
devoted to the modes of passion and ignorance, there can be no peace
or prosperity. In the mode of passion, people become greedy, and their
hankering for sense enjoyment has no limit. One can see that even if
one has enough money and adequate arrangements for sense
gratification, there is neither happiness nor peace of mind. That is
not possible, because one is situated in the mode of passion. If one
wants happiness at all, his money will not help him; he has to elevate
himself to the mode of goodness by practicing Krsna consciousness.
When one is engaged in the mode of passion, not only is he mentally
unhappy, but his profession and occupation are also very troublesome.
He has to devise so many plans and schemes to acquire enough money to
maintain his status quo. This is all miserable. In the mode of
ignorance, people become mad. Being distressed by their circumstances,
they take shelter of intoxication, and thus they sink further into
ignorance. Their future in life is very dark.

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

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krsna tomara hana yadi bale eka-bara
maya-bandha haite krsna tare kare para

"One is immediately freed from the clutches of maya if he seriously and
sincerly says, 'My dear Lord Krsna,although I have forgotten You for so many long years in the material world, today I am surrendering unto You. I am Your sincere and serious servant. Please engage me in Your service'.

sakrd eva prapanno yas
tavasmiti ca yacate
abhayam sarvada tasmai
dadamy etad vratam mama

"'It is My vow that if one only once seriously surrendrs unto Me, saying, "My dear Lord, from this day I am Yours, "and prays to Me for courage, I shall immediately award courage to that person, and he will always remain safe from that time on.'
This is a quotation from Ramayana.
(CC Madhya-lila ch 22, texts 33 & 34)
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hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

.......and your life will become sublime.

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jighra ghrana mukunda-pada-tulasim murdhan namadhoksajam

O tongue, praise the glories of Lord Keshava. O mind, worship the enemy of the Mura demon (Sri Murari).O hands, serve the Lord of Sri (Sridhara).O ears, hear the topics of the inconceivable Lord Acyuta. O eyes, gaze upon the all beautiful Sri Krsna.
O feet, go to the temple of Lord Hari. O nose, smell the Tulasi buds on Lord Mukunda's lotuslike feet. O head, now bow down to the Lord who is unseen by mundane eyes - Lord Adhoksaja. (Text 20.Mukunda-Mala-Stotra---Kulasekara Alvar.)
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The young lion

From the life of Bhaktivinoda and Bhaktisiddhanta

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura took diksa initiation from Bipin Behari Goswami, a babaji, who came in the line of Gadadhara Pandita. Once Bepin Behari Goswami was visiting Srila Bhaktivinoda, Bhaktivinoda paid his obeisances to the Goswami and Bipin Behari placed his foot on Bhaktivinoda's head. The young child Bimala Prasada (Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati) seeing this, felt unhappy. He thought this was a dangerous thing for Bipin Behari Goswami to do. After Bhaktivinoda left the room, Siddhanta Sarasvati asked him a
question:"You are my father's Guru.But you do not know who he is? "Bipin
Behari was taken aback by this 7-year old's question. Young Siddhanta Saraswaticontinued,"My father is a nitya siddha - an eternal associate of the Supreme Lord. DO you have sufficient spiritual potency to place your foot on his head?" Srila Bhaktivinoda returned at this time, so the conversation was interrupted. Bipin Behari Goswami said, "Your son bold to the point of being rude." Later in life Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur would often introduce his beloved son and associate, "This is my son, he's bold to the point of being rude."(Sri Krsna Kathamruth)
namo brahmanya-devaya
go-brahmana-hitaya cha
jagad-dhitaya krsnaya
govindaya namo namah

"My Lord, You are the well-wisher of the cows and the brahmanas, and
You are the well-wisher of the entire human society and world." (Visnu
Purana 1.19.65)
Text Eighteen Sri Chaitanya Upanishad:

ksaraksarabhyam paramah sa eva purusottamah
caitanyakhyam param tattvam sarva-karana-karanam

"dhanyanam hrdi bhasatam givivara-pratyagra-kunjaukasam
satyananda-rasam vikara-vibhava-vyavrttam antar-mahah asmakam kila
ballavi-rati-raso vrndatavi-lalaso
gopah ko'pi mahendranila-ruciras citte muhuh kridatu"

"May the cowherd boy who is a festival of ecstatic bliss for the hearts of the fortunate creatures residing in the groves of Govardhana Hill, Who is the lover of the Gopis, Who eagerly enjoys pastimes in Vrindavana forest, and Whose complexion is as splendid as a great sapphire, eternally enjoy transcendental pastimes in our hearts."

Sri Isvara Puri as cited by Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhupada in the
Padyavali-[Bhaktanam Nistha] Text 75.

He who is beyond that which is perishable and imperishable is the Supreme Person. The name of the Supreme Truth, the cause of all causes is Sri Caitanya.

The universe is perishable. The spirit soul is imperishable. The supreme truth beyond both of these, the cause of all causes is called Caitanya, whose nature is that of the Supreme Person. By this, the three truths of Vedanta are confirmed.
Bhagavad Gita 4:10 Text Transcendental Knowledge

Being freed from attachment, fear and anger, being fully absorbed in Me and
taking refuge in Me, many, many persons in the past became purified by
knowledge of Me -- and thus they all attained transcendental love for Me.
PURPORT: As described above, it is very difficult for a person who is too
materially affected to understand the personal nature of the Supreme
Absolute Truth. Generally, people who are attached to the bodily conception
of life are so absorbed in materialism that it is almost impossible for
them to understand that there is a transcendental body which is imperishable, full of knowledge and eternally blissful. In the materialistic concept, the body is perishable, full of ignorance and completely miserable. Therefore, people in general keep this same bodily idea in mind when they are informed of the personal form of the Lord. For such materialistic men, the form of the gigantic material manifestation is supreme.

Consequently they consider the Supreme to be impersonal. And because they
are too materially absorbed, the conception of retaining the personality
after liberation from matter frightens them. When they are informed that
spiritual life is also individual and personal, they become afraid of
becoming persons again, and so they naturally prefer a kind of merging into
the impersonal void. Generally, they compare the living entities to
the bubbles of the ocean, which merge into the ocean. That is the highest
perfection of spiritual existence attainable without individual
personality. This is a kind of fearful stage of life, devoid of perfect
knowledge of spiritual existence. Furthermore there are many persons who
cannot understand spiritual existence at all. Being embarrassed by so many
theories and by contradictions of various types of philosophical speculation, they become disgusted or angry and foolishly conclude that there is no supreme cause and that everything is ultimately void. Such people are in a diseased condition of life.

Some people are too materially attached and therefore do not give attention
to spiritual life, some of them want to merge into the supreme spiritual
cause, and some of them disbelieve in everything, being angry at all sorts
of spiritual speculation out of hopelessness. This last class of men take
to the shelter of some kind of intoxication, and their affective hallucinations are sometimes accepted as spiritual vision. One has to get rid of all three stages of attachment to the material world, negligence of spiritual life, fear of a spiritual personal identity, and the conception of void that underlies the frustration of life. To get free from these three stages of the material concept of life, one has to take complete shelter of the Lord, guided by the bona fide spiritual master, and follow the disciplines and regulative principles of devotional life. The last stage of the devotional life is called bhava, or transcendental love of Godhead.

According to Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, the science of devotional service:
adau sraddha tatah sadhu-sango 'tha bhajana-kriya/ tato 'nartha-nivrttih
syat tato nistha rucis tatah/ athasaktis tato bhavas tatah
premabhyudancati/ sadhakanam ayam premnah pradurbhave bhavet kramah/ "In
the beginning one must have a preliminary desire for self-realization. This
will bring one to the stage of trying to associate with persons who are
spiritually elevated. In the next stage one becomes initiated by an
elevated spiritual master, and under his instruction the neophyte devotee begins the process of devotional service. By execution of devotional service under the guidance of the spiritual master, one becomes free from all material attachment, attains steadiness in self-realization, and acquires a taste for hearing about the Absolute Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna.

This taste leads one further forward to attachment for Krsna consciousness,
which is matured in bhava, or the preliminary stage of transcendental love of God. Real love for God is called prema, the highest perfectional stage of life."
In the prema stage there is constant engagement in the transcendental loving service of the Lord. So, by the slow process of devotional service, under the guidance of the bona fide spiritual master, one can attain the highest stage, being freed from all material attachment, from the fearfulness of one's individual spiritual personality, and from the frustrations resulting from void philosophy. Then one can ultimately attain to the abode of the Supreme Lord.
Krishna Temple Suffered Quake Damage

JAMNAGAR, INDIA, February 7, 2001: The 5,000-year-old temple at Dwarka in
honor of Lord Krishna suffered grave damage as a result of the January 26
earthquake in Gujarat. The Archaeological Survey of India is expected to
organize repairs to the temple so that it can be rendered safe for pilgrims.
Previous to this natural disaster Lord Krishna's home received around 7,000
pilgrims daily. Stones have fallen and cracks have appeared throughout the
structure. Now only locals venture to the temple.

Courtesy of
Krishna culture and Vedik resources:
A Lesson in Life

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front
of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the
jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open
areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.
They agreed it was.

The students laughed. The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it
into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. "Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life.

The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your
health, your children - anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else. The small stuff."

"If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles
or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness - Follow your sadhana, chant your rounds, read the shastra daily, take prasadam, play with your children, encourage your wife/husband. Take time for those you care about and who care about you. Take time to get medical checkups.

There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner
party(s) and fix the disposal." "Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One might still ask, "Is the jar full?"
It would appear so, but, and this is an important BUT. Now go and get a jug of water and pour that in. See if your life is full.

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Gaura Purnima Celebrations:

The Auspicious Advent of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Join in the celebrations at your nearest
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Friday March 9th in New Zealand

Fasting until Moonrise (19:46 NZ DST.)
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Something a little South Indian, must be Ranganthji influence and thoughts of the Vaikuntha Festival in Sri Rangam at this time.
Kanjeepuram Idli

     Par boiled rice 3 cups
     Urad dhall 2.5 cups
     Dry ginger powder 1 t.spoon
     Black Pepper 1/2 t.spoon
     Cumin seeds 1/2 t.spoon
     Hing 1/4 t.spoon
     Curry leaves
     Cooking Oil 6 t.spoons
     Ghee 2 t.spoons
     Salt 1.5 t.spoons
     A pinch of baking soda

     Rinse and soak par boiled rice and urad dhall in water for 2
     hours. Grind the above coarsley and add hing and salt and
     a pinch of baking soda to this.
     Keep it overnight so that this will ferment.
     Fry pepper, cumin seeds, and curry leaves in oil and ghee.  Add
     this to the flour. Add dried ginger powder and mix everything
     Coat a flat vessal with oil, and pour the idli flour into this
     and pressure cook for 45 minutes in low heat without pressure
     cooker weight.
Okra and Eggplant Masial
     Okra (Vendakai) 1 pound
     Eggplant 1 medium sized
     Thuvar dhall 1/2 cup
     Red chillies 4
     Green chillies 4
     Tamarind paste 1/2 t.spoon
     Sambhar powder 1/2 t.spoon (see recipe under)
     Mustard 1/4 t.spoon
     Hing a small pinch
     Turmeric 1/4 t.spoon
     Salt 1 t.spoon (or to taste)
     Cooking Oil 2 t.spoon
     Curry leaves a few
     Cilantro (dhanya patta - coriander leaf) a small bunch washed and finely chopped
     Cook thuvar dhall with 2 cup of water and keep it aside.
     Chop okra and eggplant finely.
     Heat some oil, splutter mustard, then add hing, red chillies,
     green chilles, curry leaves and vegetables and fry it for a few
     minutes.  Add tamarind paste, salt, turmeric, and 2 cups of water
     to this, and let it cook for sometime.  Now add sambhar powder to
     this, and let it cook for a few more minutes. Finally add thuvar
     dhall and cook for a few minutes.  Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Sambhar Powder

     Red chillies 1 cup (about 15-20 chillies)
     Corriander seeds 1.5 cups
     Channa dhall 1/4 cup
     Thuvar dhall 1/4 cup
     Methi (fenugreek seeds) 1 t.spoon
     Mustard seeds 1 t.spoon
     Curry leaves 1/4 cup
     Turmeric 1/2 t.spoon

     Dry roast every ingredient seperately without oil till the
     flavour comes out.  Fry methi until it turns dark brown.
     Grind the above with curry leaves, and turmeric into nice powder.
Tamarind Uppma

     Cream of rice 2 cups or rice rava
     Tamarind paste 1 t.spoon
     Mustard seed 1/4 t.spoon
     Urad dhall 1 t.spoon
     Channa dhall 1 t.spoon
     Methi (fenugreek) 1/2 t.spoon
     Hing a small pinch
     Red chillies 6
     Turmeric 1/4 t.spoon
     Curry leaves
     Cooking Oil 4 t.spoons
     Salt 1 t.spoon

     Dry roast methi, and grind it into a powder and keep it aside.
     Fry mustard, urad dhall, channa dhall, hing, red chillies, and
     curry leaves in oil. Add 6 cups of water to the above and let it
     cook for sometime, and now add turmeric, salt and tamarind paste,
     and let it cook for sometime. Now add cream of rice and keep
     stiring until cream of rice gets cooked.  Finally add the ground
     methi powder.
Urad Dhall Poori

     Wheat flour (Ata) 1 cup
     All purpose flour (Maida) 1 cup
     Urad dhall 1/2 cup
     Green chillies 2-3
     Cumin seeds 1/4 t.spoon
     Salt 1/4 t.spoon
     Cooking oil for frying

     Soak urad dhall in little water for 10 minutes.
     Grind the soaked urad dhall, green chillies, cumin seeds, and
     little salt coarsely with less water. Make small balls and keep
     them aside.
     Fry the ground masala in little oil until the flavour comes out,
     for 5-10 minutes.
     Knead wheat flour, all purpose flour, 2 t.spoons cooking oil,
     and salt to a fine dough.
     Make small balls, pat it on little wheat, and make thin crust
     with a rolling pin and stuff 1 masala ball and roll it into a
     thin crust and deep fry in oil.
Avial - Curried Vegetables

     Vegetables - Carrots, Potatoes, Beans, White Pumpkin, Peas, Eggplant .
     Coconut 1 cup
     Green chillies 8
     Red chillies 2
     Cumin seeds 1 t.spoon
     Tamarind paste 1/4 t.spoon
     Salt 1 t.spoon (or to taste)
     Coconut oil 2 t.spoon
     Yogurt 1/2 cup
     Curry leaves a few

     Chop all the vegetables evenly, and cook it with little water.
     Add turmeric and salt to this.
     Grind coconut, green chillies, red chillies, cumin seeds, and
     tamarind paste finely in yogurt.
     Add the ground masala to the cooked vegetables, and let it cook
     until the flavour comes out.
     Garnish with curry leaves and coconut oil.
Plantain Podimas

     Plantain / green banana 2-3
     Turmeric 1/4 t.spoon
     Hing a small pinch
     Green Chillies 6
     Ginger a small piece minced/gratted
     Urad dhall 1/2 t.spoon
     Channa dhall 1 t.spoon
     Mustard 1/4 t.spoon
     Curry leaves
     Cilantro (coriander leaf) a small bunch washed and finely chopped
     Lemon 1
     Cooking Oil 2 t.spoon
     Salt 1 t.spoon (or to taste)

     Boil plantains with turmeric and salt.
     Peel skin and grate them and keep it aside.
     Heat 2 t.spoons oil in a pan/wok, splutter mustard, then add urad
     dhall, channa dhall, hing, turmeric, curry leaves, red chillies,
     finely chopped ginger, lemon juice and salt and then add the
     grated plantains. Let this cook for a few minutes and then
     garnish with cilantro.
Potato Roast

     Potatoes 1 pound
     Turmeric 1/4 t.spoon
     Hing a small pinch
     Chilli powder 1 t.spoon
     Urad dhall 1/2 t.spoon
     Mustard  seeds 1/4 t.spoon
     Curry leaves a few
     Cooking Oil 5 t.spoon
     Salt 1 t.spoon (or to taste)

     Boil potatoes with turmeric and salt.
     Peel skin and dice them and keep it aside.
     Heat 5 t.spoons of oil in a pan/wok, splutter mustard, then add
     urad dhall, hing, chilli powder, turmeric, salt and the diced
     potatoes. Simmer the stove and let it cook until the potatoes
     turn light brown.
Venn Pongal

     Rice 2 cups
     Moong dhall 1/2 cup
     Hing a small pinch
     Curry leaves
     Cashews - small handful
     Black Pepper crushed 1/2 t.spoon
     Cumin seeds 1/2 t.spoon
     Ginger a small piece finely chopped
     Ghee 1/2 t.spoon
     Salt 1 t.spoon

     Cook rice, moong dhall and turmeric powder with extra water and
     keep it aside.
     Fry pepper, cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves, and ginger in 2
     t.spoons ghee, and add this to the above pongal.
     Fry cashews in 1 t.spoon ghee and add to the above.
     Add salt and remaining ghee and mix everything well.
Peas Masala Bath (Rice)

     Rice 2 cups
     Peas 1-2 cups
     Coconut 1/4 cup
     Green Chilles 4-5
     Ginger a small piece
     Clove 4 pieces
     Cardomam 2
     Cinnamon Stick a small piece
     Mustard 1/4 t.spoon
     Cooking oil 2-3 t.spoons

     Cook rice with less water as you would cook for pulauv.
     Wet grind coconut, green chilles, ginger, clove, cardomon, and cinnoman
     stick and keep it aside.
     Splutter mustard in oil, and add the ground masala, salt and keep
     stiring for a few minutes until the flavour comes out.
     Now add the cooked rice, peas, and mix it gently.
Cucumber Pachadi - Raita

     Cucumber washed, peeled & finely chopped
     Yogurt 2 cups
     Cilantro (coriander leaf) washed and finely chopped
     Green chillies 1-2 finely chopped
     Coconut grated 1 t.spoon
     Salt 1/2 t.spoon
     Mustard seeds less than 1/4 t.spoon
     Hing a small pinch
     Cooking Oil 1/2 t.spoon

     Wet grind green chilles, salt, coconut and little cilantro in
     little yogurt.
     Mix the above with cucumber, and the remaining yogurt.
     Fry mustard and hing in little oil and add it to above.
Pies, Diabetic

1/4 c Flour
1/2 c Quick cooking oats
1/2 ts Cinnamon
5 c Sliced baking apples
Sweetener equal to 1/2 c -sugar
*1/2 c Unsweetened frozen apple - juice concentrate
Pie crust for 1 crust pie

*or juice of apples

1/4 c Flour
1/2 c Quick cooking oats
Sweetener =to 1/2 c brown-sugar
1 ts Cinnamon
1 pk Sugarfree instant vanilla-pudding mix
1/2 c Butter or margarine

Mix flour, oats, cinnamon, and sweetener with a fork.
Pour over sliced apples and mix well. Pour apple juice
over top of apples and mix well again. Put apple
mixture in pie crust; set aside. For topping: mix dry
ingredients with fork. Add butter and cut into dry
ingredients with a pastry blender or 2 knives until it
resembles coarse crumbs, Pour mixture over pie filling
and press down evenly over apples. Bake at 400 degrees
for 45-55 minutes.

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>()<>(|)<>( Krishna Conscious - Vedikly acceptable Jokes: )<>(|)
A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class. "In English 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 piped up, "YEAH, RIGHT!"
One out of every three humans is suffering from some form of mental illness.

The others think they're enjoying it.
If someone calls me fat, I don't get angry.

I just turn the other chin.
One morning a man came into the church on crutches. He
stopped in front of the holy water, put some on both legs, and
then threw away his crutches.

An alter boy witnessed the scene and then ran into the rectory
to tell the priest what he'd just seen.

"Son, you've just witnessed a miracle," the priest said. "Tell me
where is this man now?"

"Flat on his back over by the holy water," said the boy.
A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down and orders a sandwich. He eats the sandwich, pulls out a gun and shoots at waiters as they pass by.

As the panda stands up to go, the manager shouts, "Hey! Where are you going?
You just shot at my waiters and you even didn't pay for your sandwich!"

The panda yells back at the manager, "Hey man, I'm a panda ! Look it up !"

The manager opens his dictionary and sees the following definition for panda:

"A tree-dwelling marsupial of Asian origin, characterized by distinct black
and white colouring. Eats shoots and leaves."
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- Did you ever wonder? =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=
What's the difference between a Harley Davidson motorcycle
and a vacuum cleaner? You can fit two dirt bags on a Harley!
A fanatic is one who loses sight of the goal, and tries even harder!

Charlie Brown - Peanuts
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind, and won't change the subject.

Sir. Winston Churchill
If a bookstore gives me an employment contract, would it be binding?

(Anita Gard)
Start wondering.............

"I know that there are people in this world who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that."

- Tom Lehrer from Anthony Armor
>(|)<>( The ways of this material world - strange but true )<>(|)
The shipwrecked mariner had spent several years on a deserted island.
Then one morning he was thrilled to see a ship offshore and a smaller
vessel pulling out toward him.

When the boat grounded on the beach, the officer in charge handed the
marooned sailor a bundle of newspapers and told him, "The captain said
to read through these and let us know if you still want to be rescued."
Small son to his mataji (mother): Mataji, can I have two pieces of cake?
Mataji to small son : Certainly. Take this piece and cut it in two.
An absent-minded man went to see a psychiatrist. 'My trouble is,' he said, 'that I keep forgetting things.'

'How long has this been going on?' asked the psychiatrist.
'How long has what been going on?' said the man.
Man : How old is your father ?
Boy : As old as me
Man : How can that be ?
Boy : He became a father only when I was born
Three drunk guys were rumbling through a cemetery in search of
the oldest person buried there.
One blasted bloke, Jaspinder yells out, "Here's a fella that died
when he was 145 years old!"
"What was his name?" asks Manindar.
Jaspinder lights a match to see what else is written on the stone
marker, and exclaims, "He was 'Miles, from Jullundar.'"

(From Shabbir)
God was in the process of creating the Universe. And he was explaining to his angels:
Look everything should be in balance. For example, here is the country of the United States. I have blessed them with prosperity and money. But at the same time I have given them insecurity and tension.

And here is Africa. I have given them beautiful forests and rivers. But at the same time, I have given them climatic extremes. And here is South America. I have given them lots of forests. But at the same time, I have not given them enough land, so that they would have to cut down the forests.

So you see, my good fellows, everything should be in balance.

One of the angels asked, God, what is this extremely beautiful country here?

God said, Ahah! That is the crown piece of all. India, my most precious creation. It has a friendly people; sparkling streams, serene mountains. A culture, which speaks of their great tradition and ancient tradition. A technologically brilliant people with a heart of gold.

The angel was surprised. But, God, you said everything should be in balance.
God replied: Ore, .......Look at the neighbours I gave them.
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