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gunan etan atitya trin
dehi deha-samudbhavan
janma-mrtyu jara-duhkhair
vimukto 'mrtam asnute

gunan--qualities; etan--all these; atitya--transcending; trin--three;
dehi--the embodied; deha--the body; samudbhavan--produced of;
janma--of birth; mrtyu--death; jara--and old age; duhkhaih--the
distresses; vimuktah--being freed from; amrtam--nectar; asnute--he

When the embodied being is able to transcend these three modes
associated with the material body, he can become free from birth,
death, old age and their distresses and can enjoy nectar even in this life.

PURPORT by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
How one can stay in the transcendental position, even in this body, in
full Krsna consciousness, is explained in this verse. The Sanskrit
word dehi means "embodied." Although one is within this material body,
by his advancement in spiritual knowledge he can be free from the
influence of the modes of nature. He can enjoy the happiness of
spiritual life even in this body because, after leaving this body, he
is certainly going to the spiritual sky. But even in this body he can
enjoy spiritual happiness. In other words, devotional service in Krsna
consciousness is the sign of liberation from material entanglement,
and this will be explained in the Eighteenth Chapter. When one is
freed from the influence of the modes of material nature, he enters
into devotional service.

Copyright 1983 The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International. Used with

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When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits I dreamed of
changing the world.

As I grew older and wiser, I realised the world would not change.
And I decided to shorten my sights somewhat and change only my country.
But it too seemed immovable.

As I entered my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I sought to change
only my family, those closest to me; but alas they would have none of it.

And now here I lie in my death bed and realise, perhaps for the first time, that
if only I had changed myself first, then by example I may have influenced my
family and with their encouragement and support I may have bettered my country,
and who knows, I may have changed the world.

Anglican Bishop - written around 1100 AD.
As a caterpillar coming to the end of a blade of grass draws itself
together in taking the next step, so does the soul in the process of
transition strike down this body and dispel its ignorance.

Sukla Yajur Veda, Brihadaranyaka Upanishads 4.4.3. bo Thirteen Principal
Upanishads, 140
Srimad Bhagavatam 1:1:11

bhurini bhuri-karmani
shrotavyani vibhagashah
atah sadho ’tra yat saram
samuddhritya manishaya
bruhi bhadraya bhutanam
yenatma suprasidati

There are many varieties of scriptures, and in all of them there are many prescribed duties, which can be learned only after many years of study in their various divisions. Therefore, O sage, please select the essence of all these scriptures and explain it for the good of all living beings, that by such instruction their hearts may be fully satisfied.

Shaunaka Rishi
The Woodcutter

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a
timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so
were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was
determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was
supposed to work. The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees
"Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!"

Very motivated for the boss' words, the woodcutter tried harder the
next day, but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he tried
even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees. Day after day he
was bringing less and less trees.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to
the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what
was going on. "When was the last time you sharpened your axe?"
the boss asked.

"Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy
trying to cut trees.

Our lives are like that. We sometimes get so busy that we don't take
time to "sharpen the axe." In today's world, it seems that everyone
is busier than ever, but less happy than ever. Why is that? Could it
be that we have forgotten how to stay sharp? There's nothing wrong
with activity and hard work. But at the same time we need to learn
more and sharpen our skills.

We all need time to take care of who we really are as spiritual beings,
find time to chant Hare Krishna, to read, designate time for family, relax,
to think and meditate, to learn and grow.

If we don't take time to sharpen the axe, we will become dull and lose
our effectiveness. So start Today, Think about the ways by which you
could do your job more effectively and add a lot of value to it and those
around you.

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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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Srimad Bhagavatam 1:5:11

tad-vag-visargo janatagha-viplavo
yasmin prati-shlokam abaddhavaty api
namany anantasya yasho ’nkitani yat
shrinvanti gayanti grinanti sadhavah

".......... that literature which is full of descriptions of the transcendental glories of the name, fame, forms, pastimes, etc., of the unlimited Supreme Lord is a different creation, full of transcendental words directed toward bringing about a revolution in the hearts of the impious lives of this world’s misdirected civilization. Such transcendental literatures, even though imperfectly composed, are heard, sung and accepted by purified men who are thoroughly honest."

Shrila Närada Muni
Leadership Principles, Determination, Heroism, Motivational Quotes,
and Stories.
One stormy night many years ago, an elderly man and his wife entered the lobby of a small hotel in Philadelphia. Trying to get out of the rain, the couple approached the front desk hoping to get some shelter for the night.

"Could you possibly give us a room here?" the husband asked. The clerk, a friendly man with a winning smile, looked at the couple and explained that there were three conventions in town. "All of our rooms are taken," the clerk said. "But I can't send a nice couple like you out into the rain at one o'clock in the morning. Would you perhaps be willing to sleep in my room? It's not exactly a suite, but it will be good enough to make you folks comfortable for the night."

When the couple declined, the young man pressed on. "Don't worry about me; I'll make out just fine," the clerk told them. So the couple agreed.

As he paid his bill the next morning, the elderly man said to the clerk, "You are the kind of manager who should be the boss of the best hotel in the United States. Maybe someday I'll build one for you."
The clerk looked at them and smiled. The three of them had a good laugh. As they drove away, the elderly couple agreed that the helpful clerk was indeed exceptional, as finding people who are both friendly and helpful isn't easy.

Two years passed. The clerk had almost forgotten the incident when he received a letter from the old man. It recalled that stormy night and enclosed a round-trip ticket to New York, asking the young man to pay them a visit.

The old man met him in New York, and led him to the corner of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. He then pointed to a great new building there, a palace of reddish stone, with turrets and watchtowers thrusting up to the sky. "That," said the older man, "is the hotel I have just built for you to manage."
"You must be joking," the young man said.

"I can assure you I am not," said the older man, a sly smile playing around his mouth. The older man's name was William Waldorf Astor, and the magnificent structure was the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The young clerk who became its first manager was George C. Boldt.

This young clerk never foresaw the turn of events that would lead him to become the manager of one of the world's most glamorous hotels.
Srimad Bhagavatam 1:2:28-29.

vasudeva-para veda
vasudeva-para makhah
vasudeva-para yoga
vasudeva-parah kriyah

vasudeva-param jnanam
vasudeva-param tapah
vasudeva-paro dharmo
vasudeva-para gatih

väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; paräh - the ultimate goal; vedäh - revealed scriptures; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; paräh - for worshiping; makhäh - sacrifices; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; paräh - the means of attaining; yogäh - mystic paraphernalia; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; paräh - under His control; kriyäh - fruitive activities; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; param - the supreme; jnänam - knowledge; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; param - best; tapah - austerity; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; parah - superior quality; dharmah - religion; väsudeva - the Personality of Godhead; paräh - ultimate; gatih - goal of life.

"In the revealed scriptures, the ultimate object of knowledge is Shri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead. The purpose of performing sacrifice is to please Him. Yoga is for realizing Him. All fruitive activities are ultimately rewarded by Him only. He is supreme knowledge, and all severe austerities are performed to know Him. Religion [dharma] is rendering loving service unto Him. He is the supreme goal of life.

Süta Gosvämi
krishnaya vasudevaya
devaki-nandanaya ca
govindaya namo namah

"Let me therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who has become the son of Vasudeva, the pleasure of Devaki, the boy of Nanda and the other cowherd men of Vrindavana, and the enlivener of the cows and the senses."

Shrimati Kunti Devi in the Srimad Bhagavatam 1:8:21.
Srimad Bhagavatam 1:8:36.

shrinvanti gayanti gananty abhikshnashah
smaranti nandanti tavehitam janah
ta eva pashyanty achirena tavakam
bhava-pravahoparamam padambujam

"O Krishna, those who continuously hear, chant and repeat Your transcendental activities, or take pleasure in others’ doing so, certainly see Your lotus feet, which alone can stop the repetition of birth and death."

Shrimati Kunti Devi
samam shri-rupena smara-vivasha-radha-giribhritor
vraje sakshat-seva-labhana-vidhaye tad-gana-yujoh
tad-ijyakhya-dhyana-shravaëa-nati-pancamritam idam
dhayan nitya govardhanam anudinam tvam bhaja manah

O mind, in order to attain the direct service of the two divine lovers, Sri Sri Radha-Giridhari, in the company of Their friends, every day you must constantly drink, with Srila Rupa Gosvami, the five nectars of worshiping Them, chanting Their names, meditating on Them, hearing about Them, and bowing down before Them, and every day you must worship Govardhana Hill.

Sri Manah-shiksha “Instructions to the Mind” verse 11. by Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami
Srimad Bhagavatam 1:17:38-39

suta uvacha
abhyarthitas tada tasmai
sthanani kalaye dadau
dyatam panam striyah suna
yatradharmash chatur-vidhah

Sri Suta Gosvami said: Maharaja Parikshit, thus being petitioned by the personality of Kali, gave him permission to reside in places where gambling, drinking, prostitution and animal slaughter were performed.

Süta Gosvami
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24 Jumbo Shells, uncooked
1 10-oz. fresh broccoli or package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 14 1/2-oz. cans crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp. dried sweet basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prepare pasta according to package directions; rinse and drain.
Combine broccoli, ricotta cheese, Swiss cheese, and the
oregano, sweet basil, salt and pepper. Stir together until well blended.

Pour about 1 cup tomatoes over bottom of
13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan, breaking up tomatoes with a fork.
Spoon 1 round tablespoon of cheese mixture into each shell
and place open-side up in an even layer in the pan.
Pour remaining tomatoes over and around shells.
Cover pan with foil.

Bake at 375º F for about 25 minutes until heated through, and serve.
Serves 6

1 pound Linguine, Spaghetti or Thin Spaghetti, uncooked
1 tsp. olive oil
4 medium carrots, cut julienne
1/2 tsp. hot red pepper flakes
1 large cucumber, peeled, cut julienne

3 tbsp. smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup lime juice
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup low-sodium, broth (or juice from veges)
Black pepper to taste

Prepare pasta according to package directions;
drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Warm 1 teaspoon olive oil
in a large non-stick wok or skillet over high heat.
Add the carrots and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes until tender.
Add the red pepper flakes, and cucumbers to the wok
or skillet. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.

Add all the sauce ingredients to the wok or skillet.
Season with pepper. Bring to a boil. Pour the vegetables over pasta.
Toss well and serve immediately.
Serves 4
Pesto (Italiano Sauce)

Equal amounts of (one good bunch):
Fresh Basil leaves
Fresh Mint leaves
Fresh Parsley leaves
200 grams + of Parmasen Grated Cheese
200 grams Almonds
4 tablespoons Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp whole black peppercorns
2 tsp sweet basil
2 tsp paprika
1 cup water
squirt lemon juice (half lemon)

Put it all into a blender and blend until thick and creamy

Serve with pasta and pasta sauce above

12 oz. Ditalini, Elbow Macaroni or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
3/4 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup fat-free vegetarian eggless-mayonaise
12 oz. smoked tofu, diced (watch out for the garlic in some)
2 celery sticks, diced
1 medium Granny Smith apple, diced
1 head greenleafy lettuce, leaves separated, washed and drained
2 oz. crumbled bleu cheese (Kapati cheese company near Wellington has many 18 pure-veg cheeses)

Prepare/cook pasta according to package directions.
Drain and rinse with cold water.

Put the yogurt and mayonaise into a food processor
or blender and whirl until smooth. Set aside. In a large bowl,
stir together the pasta, smoked tofu, celery and apple.
Add sauce and toss until evenly coated.
Cover serving platter with lettuce leaves and spoon pasta
onto the leaves. Sprinkle with blue cheese, toss lightly and serve.
Servings: 6

1 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup C&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh blueberries, picked over, rinsed, drained
3/4 cup 2% milk
2 tble spoons yoghourt
1/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 12-muffin tin; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and
salt. Stir in blueberries.
Add milk, yoghourt, and melted butter. Mix just until the dry
ingredients are moistened. The batter will be lumpy; do
not overbeat.
Spoon the batter into muffin tin. Bake until the tops
spring back lightly when touched, about 25 minutes.

Servings: 12
Chocolate Raspberry Cake

This recipe is from "The Farm Vegetarian Cookbook," edited
by Louise Hagler, and published by The Book Publishing
Company, available at .

The following is a vegan chocolate cake recipe with a raspberry mousse
filling (that recipe will be in the next item below) that even your non-vegetarian
friends will love. (if you don't use chocolate try carob, and if you don't use soy use yogurt)

3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup oil
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
2 cups soymilk
2 tsp. vanilla

Sift together the flour, soda, salt, and cocoa. Set this
aside while you cream the sugar into the oil. Add the water
and beat well. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture,
alternating with adding the milk, until everything is
incorporated. Add the vanilla and beat well. Oil and flour
a 9" x 13" pan. Pour in the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for
about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when
you poke the center.

- Douglas Stevenson

Raspberry Mousse

This recipe is from "The Shoshoni Cookbook" by Anne Saks
and Faith Stone, published by The Book Publishing Company,
and available at .

1 1/2 Tbs. agar flakes
1/4 cup raspberry juice
3 cups fresh raspberries, or frozen, thawed, and drained berries
1 (1- 1/2 ounce) package silken tofu
3 Tbs. raspberry jam or honey
2 Tbs. fresh orange juice

Dissolve agar in raspberry juice. Puree all ingredients in
a food processor or blender until silky smooth. Spoon
mousse into a serving bowl, and chill one to two hours
until set. (You can also put this in parfait glasses and
serve as a desert without the cake.) Cut the cake (recipe
in the previous tip) into individual servings. Then cut
each piece in half horizontally and spread a layer of the
mousse on the top of the bottom layer. Replace the top
layer of cake. You can sprinkle the top with confectioners
sugar, dribble with chocolate syrup, or top with fresh

- Douglas Stevenson


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The article reads:
"Recently, my family and I dined in a vegetarian cafe in New York City. It
was very nice, and I would recommend it if only I could remember what it
was called. the cafe distributed free copies of a free publication called
'101 Reasons Why I am a Vegetarian' by Pamela Rice. this publication is
produced by the Viva Vegie Society of New York (
This concise and well-written booklet explores health, environmental, and
ethical issues. By simply stating the facts rather than using scare
tactics or passing judgments, this publication is most compelling. You can
view the entire publication online:"

I highly recommend it..................! =>:-))

>()<>(|)<>( Krishna Conscious - Vedikly acceptable Jokes: )<>(|)
Two very "Dig Gaj" (well read, scholarly and a little proud) devotees on
padayatra are camping on the edge of town, they set up their tent, and
are pretty much asleep. Some hours later, one wakes his pandit friend
and says, "Prabhu, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

The pandit replies, "I can see millions of stars."
"What does that tell you?" asks his friend.

The other "Dig Gaj" pandit ponders for a minute.

"Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of
galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me
that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a
quarter past three. Theologically, it's evident the Lord is all powerful
and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we
will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you, panditji?"

The pandit is silent for a moment, then speaks.

"You are certainly more dig gaj than I, in fact you're an idiot. Someone has
stolen our tent."
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

Happy Birthday Devi - luv ya
How do you stop and elephant from charging ?

Take away his credit card.
A devotee goes to visit his grandmother and he brings his friend with him.
While he's sitting talking to his grandmother, his friend starts
eating the peanuts on the coffee table, and finished all of them off.

As they're leaving, his friend says to his grandmother,
"Thanks for the peanuts."

She says, "Yeah, no problems, you're welcome', since I lost my dentures I can only
suck the chocolate off them."
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- Did you ever wonder? =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=
What's the last thing you take off before going to bed?

...your feet off the floor.
Did you know that for three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow
...but phone calls taper off.

Johnny Carson
A father thought it was about time to lecture his son, who was
somewhat scatter-brained and frivolous.
"Anil," he said, "You're getting to be a man now and you ought to
take life more seriously. Just think ... if I died all of a sudden,
where would you be?"

"I'd be right here," said Bhakta Anil. "The question is, where would you be?"
>(|)<>( The ways of this material world - strange but true )<>(|)
Two rabbinical students were caught by the Rabbi gambling and
drinking in the company of undesirable characters even before the
sun set on the evening of the Sabbath. The Rabbi called them into
his study the next day. Both confessed to having given in to weakness,
and admitted that they deserved punishment.

The Rabbi thought and then went into his kitchen and brought back two
bags of dried peas. "Put these in your shoes," he told them, "and walk
on them for a week, to remind yourself how hard life can be when you turn
away from the Law of God."

A few days later the two students met. One was limping terribly, had
dark circles under his eyes, and looked very tired. The other seemed
much as he had been the week before.

"Hey," said the first. "How is it that you are walking so freely? Didn't
you do as the Rabbi told us and put the peas in your shoes?"

"Of course I did," said the other. "How could I disobey the Rabbi?"
He started to walk away, paused, and then said "But I boiled them first."
The Catholic Church's air conditioning broke down, so they had to
hire a man to crawl around in the ducts and figure out what was
wrong. As the man peeked down through one of the vents in the
sanctuary, he saw little old Mrs. Murphy kneeling by the altar,
apparently saying her rosary. Since the man was a fundamental
Baptist, he thought it'd be funny to try and mess with the lady's
mind. In his best authoritative voice, he said, "This is Jesus.
Your prayers will be answered."

The little old lady didn't even blink, just kept on saying her
prayers. The man decided maybe she didn't hear him, and tried
again. "This is Jesus, the Son of God! Your prayers will be

Again, she didn't react at all. Mustering up a big breath of
air, the man decided to try again. "THIS IS JESUS CHRIST, THE

The lady looks up and says, "SHUT UP! I'M TALKING TO YOUR MOTHER!"
I called Air New Zealand and asked for a reservation from Auckland to Christchurch.
The clerk knew that the plane was very full with baggage and passengers.

"How much do you weigh, Sir?" asked the clerk.

"With or without clothes?" I asked.

"Well," said the clerk, " do you intend to travel?"
Old Age - Some call it their Golden Years; in reality they are the Rust Years.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying.

- Woody Allen
Humor Promotes Healing


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, February 13, 2001: If it tickles your funny bone then
chances are it will reduce the stress in your life and leave your immune
system to do its part. This premise has been supported by both the field of
psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. A recent publication with research
data appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Skin welt
sizes were compared in patients suffering from severe allergies after one
group watched a video featuring Charlie Chaplin and the other group listened
to a documentary on weather. Needless to say, the Japanese study confirmed a
reduction in skin welt size in the group watching the famed comedian.

used with permission

Live long and prosper - and lighten up.
You might like to check out Krishna-conscious jokes -

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