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asraddhaya hutam dattam
tapas taptam krtam ca yat
asad ity ucyate partha
na ca tat pretya no iha

asraddhaya--without faith; hutam--offered in sacrifice; dattam--given;
tapah--penance; taptam--executed; krtam--performed; ca--also;
yat--that which; asat--false; iti--thus; ucyate--is said to be;
partha--O son of Prtha; na--never; ca--also; tat--that; pretya--after
death; na u--nor; iha--in this life.

Anything done as sacrifice, charity or penance without faith in the
Supreme, O son of Prtha, is impermanent. It is called asat and is
useless both in this life and the next.

PURPORT by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
Anything done without the transcendental objective--whether it be
sacrifice, charity or penance--is useless. Therefore in this verse it
is declared that such activities are abominable. Everything should be
done for the Supreme in Krsna consciousness. Without such faith, and
without the proper guidance, there can never be any fruit. In all the
Vedic scriptures, faith in the Supreme is advised. In the pursuit of
all Vedic instructions, the ultimate goal is the understanding of
Krsna. No one can obtain success without following this principle.
Therefore, the best course is to work from the very beginning in Krsna
consciousness under the guidance of a bona fide spiritual master. That
is the way to make everything successful.

In the conditional state, people are attracted to worshiping demigods,
ghosts, or Yaksas like Kuvera. The mode of goodness is better than the
modes of passion and ignorance, but one who takes directly to Krsna
consciousness is transcendental to all three modes of material nature.
Although there is a process of gradual elevation, if one, by the
association of pure devotees, takes directly to Krsna consciousness,
that is the best way. And that is recommended in this chapter. To
achieve success in this way, one must first find the proper spiritual
master and receive training under his direction. Then one can achieve
faith in the Supreme. When that faith matures, in course of time, it
is called love of God. This love is the ultimate goal of the living
entities. One should therefore take to Krsna consciousness directly.
That is the message of this Seventeenth Chapter.

Thus end the Bhaktivedanta Purports to the Seventeenth Chapter of the
Srimad Bhagavad-gita in the matter of the Divisions of Faith.

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

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om kshraum

ugram viram maha visnum jvalantam sarvatomukham
nrisimham bhisanam bhadram mrtyu mrtyum namamy aham

'May my head be protected by the mooncoloured one, who is the greatest among humans. My obeisances unto the ferocious and powerful, the great Visnu, the fiery one, who's faces are on all sides, the fearful one, Nrsimha, who causes the death of even death personified, (or who can overcome death)'.
oM AM hriM krauM

oM tattakA hAtaka-keshAgra-jvalat-pAdoka-lochana
-bhadrAdika nakha-sparsha divya-siMha nami 'stu te

"O my Lord, O transcendental Lion, I offer my obeisances unto You along with Srimati Laxmi Devi. Sometimes flying in the sky, sometimes moving on foot, Your mane-hairs blaze with golden brilliance. Your glance and touch of You nails are the source of all auspiciousness.
vàg-îshà yasya vadane lakshmîr yasya ca vakshasi
yasyàste hridaye samvit tam nrisimham aham bhaje

“Lord Nrisimhadeva is always assisted by Sarasvatî, the goddess of
learning, and He is always embracing to His chest the goddess of
fortune. The Lord is always complete in knowledge within Himself.
Let us offer obeisances unto Nrisimhadeva.”

Sridhar Swami's commentary Srimad Bhagavatam 10:87:1.
prahlàda-hridayàhlàdam bhaktàvidyà-vidàranam
sharad-indu-rucim vande pàrîndra-vadanam harim

“Let me offer my obeisances unto Lord Nrisimhadeva, who is always
enlightening Prahlàda Mahàràja within his heart and who always kills the
nescience that attacks the devotees. His mercy is distributed like
moonshine, and His face is like that of a lion. Let me offer my
obeisances unto Him again and again.”

Shrîmad-Bhàgavatam (1.1.1), of Srila Shrîdhara Svàmî.
ugro ’py anugra evàyam
sva-bhaktànàm nri-kesharî
kesharîva sva-potànàm
anyeshàm ugra-vikramah

“ ‘Although very ferocious, the lioness is very kind to her cubs.
Similarly, although very ferocious to nondevotees like Hiranyakashipu,
Lord Nrisimhadeva is very, very soft and kind to devotees like Prahlàda Mahàràja.’”
om namo bhagavate nara-simhàya namas tejas-tejase àvir-àvirbhava
vajra-nakha vajra-damstra karmàshayàn r
andhaya randhaya tamo grasa grasa om svàhà.

abhayam abhayam àtmani bhùyisthà om kshraum

I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Nrsimhadeva, the source of all
power. O my Lord who possesses nails and teeth just like thunderbolts,
kindly vanquish our demonlike desires for fruitive activity in this material world. Please appear in our hearts and drive away our ignorance so that
by Your mercy we may become fearless in the struggle for existence in
this material world.

Srimad Bhaagavatam 5:18:8.
Please chant:

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

.......and your life will become sublime.
Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 7: Chapter Nine, Text 43-44

naivodvije para duratyaya-vaitaranyàs
shoche tato vimukha-chetasa indriyàrtha-
màyà-sukhàya bharam udvahato vimùkthàn

O best of the great personalities, I am not at all afraid of material existence, for wherever I stay I am fully absorbed in thoughts of Your glories and activities. My concern is only for the fools and rascals who are making elaborate plans for material happiness and maintaining their families, societies and countries. I am simply concerned with love for them.

pràyena deva munayah sva-vimukti-kàmà
maunam charanti vijane na paràrtha-nishthàh
naitàn vihàya kripanàn vimumukta eko
nànyam tvad asya sharanam bhramato ’nupashye

My dear Lord Nrsimhadeva, I see that there are many saintly persons indeed,
but they are interested only in their own deliverance. Not caring for the big cities and towns, they go to the Himalayas or the forest to meditate with vows of silence [mauna-vrata]. They are not interested in delivering others. As for me, however, I do not wish to be liberated alone, leaving aside all these poor fools and rascals. I know that without Krsna consciousness, without taking shelter of Your lotus feet, one cannot be happy. Therefore I wish to bring them back to shelter at Your lotus feet.

Spoken by Prahlad maharaj.
(the favourite prayers of Sripad Raghavendra Tirtha Swami)
The Mind is indeed the source of bondage and also the source of liberation.
To be bound to things of this world: this is bondage. To be free from
them: this is liberation.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitreya Upanishads 6.34. The Upanishads, Juan Mascaro, 104
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1. udaya-ravi-sahasra-dyotitam ruka-v…kaˆ
pralaya-jaladhi-n€daˆ kalpa-kd vahni-vaktram
praŠata-bhaya-haraˆ taˆ nsiˆhaˆ nam€mi

udaya—rising; ravi—sun; sahasra—thousands; dyotitam—lit up; ruka-v…kam—of brilliant countenance; pralaya-jala-dhi—of the ocean of devastation; n€dam—sound; kalpa-kt—making a kalpa (by destruction of the previous creation); vahni-vaktram—whose face is fire; sura-pati-ripu—of the enemy of the master of the demigods, Indra; vakaƒ-koda—mashing the chest; rakta—blood; kita—spattered; a‰gam—whose body; praŠata—of the surrendered; bhaya-haram—removing fear; tam—unto Him; nsiˆham—Lord Nsiˆha; nam€mi—I offer obeisances.

Lord Nsiˆhadeva´s countenance is as brilliantly illuminated as thousands of suns rising all together. He vibrates a roaring sound like that of the waters of the ocean of universal devastation, as if He Himself is prepared to create a new era by destroying the universe. His face is fire, and His body is spattered with drops of the blood from the chest of the enemy of Indra as He pulverizes his chest. Unto that Lord Nsiˆhadeva, who removes the fear of the surrendered, I offer my obeisances.

If anyone wants me to send verses 1-22 to you in a separate e-mail please get back to me.
The Appearance Day of Sri Nrsimhadeva:
om kraum

namo bhagavate nrsimhaya
jwalamaline diptadamstraya
agninetryaya sarvaraksoghnaya
sarvabhuta vinasanaya
sarva jvara vinasanaya
daha daha paca paca raksa raksa
hum pat swaha

I offer my respects to Lord Narasimhadev who has a beard of flames and eyes
like pillars of fire, and who is the protector of the devotees, cut cut, burn burn, and protect protect us.

om namo bhagavate sri maha nrsimhaya
damstra kupalavudanaya grocha
rupaya vajra nakhaya jvala maline
maha vishnan pacha pacha
mama astrun vidravaya vidravaya
mama sarva rista prabhunjaya
chata chata hana hana chindi chindi
mama sarva bhistan puraya puraya
mam raksa raksa hum phat svaha

I offer my respects to the great Lord Narasimhadev. You have nails and teeth like bolts of lightning and are garlended by a mane of flames. Chopping, cutting, tearing, and killing please protect us your devotees.

om namo bhagavte narasimhaya
hiranyasipu vaksa stala vidharanaya tribhuvana-vyapakaya
bhuta prita pisacha dakhini sakhini mulon mulanaya
stambhodbhavaya samsta doshan
hara hara visara visara
pacha pacha hana hana
kampaya kampaya
hrim hrim hrim hrim
phat phat tam tam
ehi rudra yajna pataye svaha

Obeisances unto You Narasimha. You who killed the demon Hiranyakashipu,
who was threatening the three worlds. You remove all impediments from
devotional life like the various ghosts and witches You chase away. O Lord of sacrifice whose transcendental activities are invoked by the sacrifice of Your devotees, we sacrifice for You.
"Therefore it can actually be seen that although karmis and bhaktas may
work in the same place, at the same time, with the same energy and with the
same ambition, they achieve different results. The karmis transmigrate
through different bodies in the cycle of birth and death, sometimes going
upward and sometimes downward, thus suffering the results of their actions
in the karma-cakra, the cycle of birth and death. The devotees, however,
because of fully surrendering at the lotus feet of the Lord, are never
baffled in their attempts. Although externally they work almost like the
karmis, the devotees go back home, back to Godhead, and achieve success in
every effort. The demons or athiests have faith in their own endeavors, but
although they work very hard day and night, they cannot get any more than
their destiny. The devotees, however, can surpass the reactions of karma
and achieve wonderful results, even without effort. It is also said,
phalena pariciyate: one's success or defeat in any activity is understood
by its result. There are many karmis in the dress of devotees, but the
Supreme Personality of Godhead can detect their pupose. The karmis want to
use the property of the Lord for their selfish sense gratification, but a
devotee endeavors to use the Lord's property for God's service. Therefore a
devotee is always distinct from the karmis, although the karmis may dress
like devotees. As confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (3.9), yajnarthat karmano
'nyatra loko 'yam karma-bandhanah. One who works for Lord Visnu is free
from this material world, and after giving up his body he goes back home,
back to Godhead. A karmi, however, although externally working like a
devotee, is entangled in his nondevotional activity, and thus he suffers
the tribulations of material existence." (Bhag. 8.9.28)
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become free from the material entanglement and become happy; otherwise, we
remain in the material world and become implicated in Krsna's maya via the
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"We should give up all our tiny efforts to defy the arrangement of Krsna.
Instead whatever arrangements He proposes, we should accept. This is
always better, for this will make us happy. The more we try to defeat the
arrangement of Krsna, the more we become implicated in Krsna's maya."
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Bring elbow noodles to a boil in salted water and cook until almost done. When the noodles are almost done, melt butter in a skillet, stir in flour, salt and pepper until no lumps are left. Add milk and bring to a boil and cook until sauce is thickened. Put drained noodles, grated cheddar, and sauce in 2 qt. casserole dish and mix well.

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1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. oil
4 cups flour

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5 lb potatoes
2 cups flour
6 qts boiling water
3 Tbsp salt
4 cups tomato sauce
4 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Boil potatoes until well done. Cool a little, peel, and mash thoroughly.
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6 Large Potatoes
1/4 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
3/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Pepper
1/4 Cup Butter or Margarine

Peel and dice potatoes.
Mix flour, cheese, salt, and pepper in plastic bag. Add moistened potatoes. Melt butter or margarine in 9 X 13-inch baking pan.
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Bake at 350 'F = 180-200 'C degrees for 1 hour.

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Equal amounts of (one good bunch):
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Fresh Mint leaves
Fresh Parsley leaves
200 grams + of Parmasen Grated Cheese
200 grams Almonds
4 table spoons 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)

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1 tsp Yellow Hing powder
Dash dry mustard powder
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
5 tomatoes diced or a couple of handfuls of "Baby tomatoes" cut in half

1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup salad oil
Romaine lettuce
Croutons (easy to make your own from cutting bread into small pieces and pop in the oven for a while until dry or leave out to dry out)

Mix first five ingredients in the bottom of a salad bowl, preferably a wooden bowl.
Mix lemon juice and oil together. Pour in salad bowl.
Add romaine lettuce, croutons, tomatoes, etc. for your salad.
Toss well. Refrigerate.

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1/2 cup short grain white rice
3 cups skim or whole milk, heated
2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup raisins

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Make sure to stir frequently.
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Stir in the butter, vanilla, sugar, and raisins.

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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: )<>(|)
One day a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God.

So they picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they were done with Him.

The scientist walked up to God and said, "God, we've decided that we no longer need you. We're to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don't you just go on and get lost."

God listened very patiently and kindly to the man.
After the scientist was done talking, God said, "Very well, how about this?
Let's say we have a man-making contest." To which the scientist replied, "Okay, great!"

But God added, "Now, we're going to do this just like
I did back in the old days with Adam."

The scientist said, "Sure, no problem" and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.

God looked at him and said,  "No, no, no. You go get your own dirt! I created that"

Years ago when I was a child I used to go to the grocery store with my Mom.
Barrels sat around the store filled with pickles, loose crackers, and huge
containers from which cooking oil was dispensed. This was a small country store.
One morning my mom and I went to the store to purchase a few groceries.
In the store was an elderly woman asking to buy three pounds of cooking oil and have it put into an empty pail she was carrying. The son of the owner was minding the store while the father went to lunch.

He stated "Miss Abigail, your pail will only hold two pounds."

Miss Abigail looked at him as if he were simple minded and said,
"Where is your daddy? He has been putting three pounds of cooking oil in this pail for the last five years!!!!"
Peter knelt in the confessional and said, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned."

"What is it, child?"

"Father, I have committed the sin of vanity. Twice a
day I gaze at myself in the mirror and tell myself how beautiful I am."

The priest turned, took a good look at him, and said,
"Peter, I have good news. That isn't a sin - it's only a mistake."
Three preachers sat discussing the best positions for prayer while a telephone repairman worked nearby.

"Kneeling is definitely best," claimed one.

"No," another contended. "I get the best results standing with my hands
outstretched to Heaven."

"You're both wrong," the third insisted. "The most effective prayer position is lying prostrate, face down on the floor."

The repairman could contain himself no longer. "Hey, fellas, " he interrupted, "the best prayin' I ever did was hangin' upside down from a telephone pole."
A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The audience would be different each week, so the magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again. There was only one problem: The captain's parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick. Once he understood he started shouting in the middle of the show:

"Look, it's not the same hat."
"Look, he is hiding the flowers under the table."
"Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades ?"
The magician was furious but couldn't do anything; it was, after all, the captain's parrot.

One day the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found himself adrift on a piece of wood in the middle of the ocean with the parrot, of course. They stared at each other with hate, but did not utter a word. This went on for a day then another and another.

After a week the parrot said: "OK, I give up. Where in the three worlds is the boat ?"
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- Did you ever wonder? =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=
If a cow laughs real hard, does milk come out her nose?
"Why despite the high cost of living , it remains a popular item"

sent in by Buddhi - thanx
........if ducks may have been Buddhists in their previous life, as a
duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

........the sound of one hand clapping (quacking)

Love conquers all, unless of course you're playing tennis.
>(|)<>( The ways of this material world - strange but true )<>(|)
A young man had just graduated from Harvard and was so excited just thinking about his future. He gets into a taxi and the driver says, "How are you on this lovely day?"

"I'm the Class of 2000 just graduated from Harvard and I just can't wait to go out there and see what the world has in store for me."

The driver looks back to shake the young man's hand and says,
"Congratulations, I'm Mitch Class of 1949."
A man lay sprawled across three entire seats in the posh theater.

When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the man,
"Sorry, sir, but you're only allowed one seat."

The man groaned but didn't budge. The usher became impatient.

"Sir, if you don't get up from there, I'm going to have to
call the manager."

Again, the man just groaned, which infuriated the usher who turned and marched briskly back up the aisle in search of his manager. In a few moments, both the usher and the manager returned and stood over the man.

Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move him, but with no success.
Finally, they summoned the police.

The cop surveyed the situation briefly then asked, "All right buddy, what's your name?"
"Sam," the man moaned.
"Where ya from, Sam?"
With pain in his voice Sam replied, "The balcony."
Give a man a fish,
he eats for a day.
Teach a man to fish,
he gets hit by a nuclear submarine.
I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road.

The reason: Many deer were being hit by cars and he no longer wanted them to cross there.
"The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words."

- From an article on the growth of federal regulations in the Oct. 24th issue of (National Review - USA)

Proof that we should be interested in Quality and not mere Quantity - size.

Thought for the day:
Have you ever thought what would happen if temples were Americanized?

Two types of prasad will be available - Normal Prasad & Diet Prasad.

Panchamrut will be of 4 types: Normal milk, 2% milk, Skimmed milk and
fat-free milk. Same for yogurt.

You no more go around the temple from left to right. This is America and
everything here is from right to left.

The pandit will not ask for your name before Pooja anymore. Your social
security number will do.

Laptops will be used to read mantras instead of books.

No more Aaratis due to fire hazard. Only flashlights will be used.During
flashlight-tee (aar-tee), soft copies of lord are on sale for $1 per image.

You won't leave money in the thali anymore! When you get the
flashlightee,you should swipe your visa card on the scanner.

All bhaktas will have to use head phones to hear GONG of the bell to prevent noise pollution.

The temple would re-cycle the flowers used everyday to protect the

Sponsors of poojas will be allowed to display a 1.5"x 5" banner on the
temple website.

sent in by Prateek - thanx =>:-))
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