New Zealand Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network Newsletter 46 Archive:
New Zealand Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network
Newsletter Number #0046 - May 2001 A.D.issue.

This ASCII newsletter is best viewed using Courier New 9 font
(small) or View with Fixed Width Font.
)<>(|)<>(|)<>( )<>(|)<>(|)<>(
------------------< ISKCON ki jaya >--------------------------


Please Accept My Respectful Obeisances & Best Wishes To You All

_0____, All Glories To Srila Prabhupad.

Welcome to this latest edition of the HKSRNewsletter, and our humble attempt to do some service. This newsletter now goes out to way over 1208 receivers. 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 it promptly. If you are receiving this from a friend, and would like to be added directly to the mailout please also let me know and I will do the needful there too. Hare Krishna. =>B-) JTCd
)<>(|)<>(|)<>( The Nectar in this Issue: )<>(|)<>(|)<>(|)

WWW - news and views: Calendar Updates.

Apara Ekadasii
Srila Vrindavan dasa Thakur - Avirbhav
Srila Baladev Vidyabhusana - Tirubhav
Ganga Puja
Srimati Gangamata Goswamini - Avirbhav
Pandava Nirjal (Bhima) Ekadasi
Panihati Chida dadi (dahi) Utsav
Snan Yatra in Puri
Srila Mukunda Datta - Tirubhav
Srila Sridhara Pandit Tirubhav
Srila Shyamananda Prabhu - Tirubhav
Srila Vakreshwara Pandit - Avirbhav
Srila Srivasa Pandita - Tirubhav
Yogini Ekadasi

See the events on Interactive Calendar site for details:

Words of Wisdom - Shastra & Shastrakaras speak:
(Srila Prabhupad & the previous Acaryas)

Advertisements: check them out...
...Music festival
Deals for members: More amazing deals for everyone.

At Grass Roots: topical stuff

Prasadam Recipes: To slake the thirst of body, mind & soul

Krishna conscious - Vedikly acceptable jokes:
- Ways of the world - Strange but true
)<>()<>(|)<>( On the WWW News and Views: )<>(|)<>(|)<>(|)
Check Out The Re-Vamped Main-index page

Golden Web Award winning site 2001-2002
& Pegasus Gold Award for March 2001.
Best of the Web Award 2001 - Bronze.
Easier to Navigate - Faster Loading

Lots of NEW links ....HEAPS !!! New Format & Layout ...have a surf !
NZ Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network Main Index:

Archana, Articles, Astrology, Audo files, Books, Calendars, Community, Downloads, E-cards, Education, Family, Food For Life, Harenama, Health, InterFaith, Iskcon, Jesus, Krishna, Lofts, Maori, Meditation, New Zealand centres, Prasadam, Questions, 4 Regulative Principles,
Srila Prabhupada, Temples world-wide, Varnashram Dharm, Vedik
Culture, Vegetarianism & Beyond, Weather, X-poses, Yoga,
Youth Forums, Z-free Internet access.......

...and H-E-A-Ps more.
So much more to be found there too... HEAPS of New sites/links
updated last on 16th May 2001
Please go to Webbie world and vote for us:

You'll find the NZ Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network under Religion.

Go to SEARCH on the Menu bar, enter Hare Krishna into the box, click Go.
When our site comes up please click on Vote.
The Interactive Vaishnava Calendar page is completed:

Now you can view the FULL years 1999-2000 & 2000-2001 & 2001-2002.
All Calendar entries are explained - Appearance or Disappearance
days etc.

View other festivals on the Calendar:

Apara Ekadasii

Srila Vrindavan dasa Thakur - Avirbhav

Srila Baladev Vidyabhusana - Tirubhav

Ganga Puja

Srimati Gangamata Goswamini - Avirbhav

Pandava Nirjal (Bhima) Ekadasi

Panihati Chida dadi (dahi) Utsav

Snan Yatra in Puri

Srila Mukunda Datta - Tirubhav

Srila Sridhara Pandit Tirubhav

Srila Shyamananda Prabhu - Tirubhav

Srila Vakreshwara Pandit - Avirbhav

Srila Srivasa Pandita - Tirubhav

Yogini Ekadasi
Check out the Ekadasi pages with links to every Ekadasi:
(also find out from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur
Prabhupada what is, and what constitutes a mahadwadasi)

Apara Ekadasii

Fasting on Bhima Ekadasi to gain relief from any ekadasis
that one may have broken in the year....
Pandava Nirjal (Bhima) Ekadasi

Yogini Ekadasi

Download your Vaishnava Calendar and make a hard copy for this
year ( 2000-2001 AD - 514 Gaurabda ) from our site:

or if you can't do that and you'd like a 2000-2001 Calendar for
your longitude, latitude and time zone ANYWHERE in the world
I can do that for you and e-mail it to you - FREE

Vaishnava Calendar Software 4.10

no more dodgy calendars/panchangas/panjikas from India

Astrologically/Astronomically Accurate and FREE

Please download the software from
Do you get the Hare Krishna Newsletter from Auckland?
If not send a message to Mother Madri to add yourself to their list:

Christchurch Temple Times:

Wellington Temple Newsletter:

Visit Your Local Hare Krishna Temple
See a full NZ list of contacts HERE under Communities:
(|)<>( Words of Wisdom - Shastra & Shastrakaras speak: )<>(|)
For Books and shastra downloads see Main Index, under Books:
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
On-line Bhagavad Gita As It Is:
On-line 1972 McMillan edition - Bhagavad Gita As It Is:
Bhagavad Gita As It Is Interactive On-line:
About Bhagavad Gita:

The NEW BBT Interactive Bhagavad-Gita As It Is CD-ROM:
The A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Network:
Listen to, or Download Srila Prabhupada's lectures on-line.
The Krsna Book on-line:

Srimad Bhagavatam on-line:
Mysteries of the Sacred Universe - The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana:
BhajaGovindam Text at
eGroups DAILY DIGEST: Vediculture covering all manner of topics:

View the full archives, subscribe/unsubscribe, use the
group calendar at

aphalakanksibhir yajno
vidhi-disto ya ijyate
yastavyam eveti manah
samadhaya sa sattvikah

aphala-akanksibhih--by those devoid of desire for result;
yajnah--sacrifice; vidhi-distah--according to the direction of
scripture; yah--which; ijyate--is performed; yastavyam--must be
performed; eva--certainly; iti--thus; manah--mind; samadhaya--fixing;
sah--it; sattvikah--in the mode of goodness.

Of sacrifices, the sacrifice performed according to the directions of
scripture, as a matter of duty, by those who desire no reward, is of
the nature of goodness.

PURPORT by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
The general tendency is to offer sacrifice with some purpose in mind,
but here it is stated that sacrifice should be performed without any
such desire. It should be done as a matter of duty. Take, for example,
the performance of rituals in temples or in churches. Generally they
are performed with the purpose of material benefit, but that is not in
the mode of goodness. One should go to a temple or church as a matter
of duty, offer respect to the Supreme Personality of Godhead and offer
flowers and eatables. Everyone thinks that there is no use in going to
the temple just to worship God. But worship for economic benefit is
not recommended in the scriptural injunctions. One should go simply to
offer respect to the Deity. That will place one in the mode of
goodness. It is the duty of every civilized man to obey the
injunctions of the scriptures and offer respect to the Supreme
Personality of Godhead.

Copyright 1983 The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International. Used with

Home Page:

Join Bhagavad Gita eGroups HERE
Use of Vedic Rituals.

"As for the various fruitive results, such as the attainment of rain, a son, or residing in a celestial material planet, that are offered to the followers of the karma-kanda rituals in the Vedas. These benefits are offered to attract the minds of ordinary men. When ordinary men see that these material benefits are actually attained by performing Vedic rituals, they become attracted to study the Vedas. By studying the Vedas they become able to discriminate between what is temporary and what is eternal. In this way they gradually become averse to the temporary things of this world and they come to hanker after Brahman. In this way it may be understood that all the parts of the Vedas describe the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
 Vedic rituals bring material benefits as a result only when the performer of the ritual is filled with material desire. If the performer is materially desireless, then he does not gain a material result, but rather the result he obtains is purification of the heart and the manifestation of spiritual knowledge. Therefore the meaning of the verse 'tam etam vedanuvacanena brahman vividisanti', 'brahmanas study the Veda to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead'(Brhad Aranyaka Upanishad 4:4:22.) is that in the Vedic rituals when one is required to worship a particular deva, one does so as a limb or representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and thus by worshipping them one is actually worshiping the Supreme Lord, the result being that one gradually becomes pure in heart and awake with spiritual knowledge."(Baladev Vidyabhushana. Govinda Bhasya commentary on Vedanta Sutra 1:4:4. Adhkarana sutra 4.)
(om) yam brahma vedanta-vido vadanti
pare pradhanam purusam tathanye
visvodgateh karanam isvaram va
tasmai namo vighna-vinasaya

"Obeisances unto Him who is the destroyer of all obstacles, who the knowers of Vedanta describe as the Supreme Brahman and who others describe as the pradhana, or totality of mundane elements.  Some describe Him as the supreme male person, or purusa, while others describe Him as the Supreme Lord and the cause of the creation of the universe."

(Visnu Purana)

yat-pAda-pallava-yugaM vinidhAya kumbha-
  dvandve praNAma-samaye sa gaNAdhirAjaH
vighnAn vihantum alam asya jagat-trayasya
  govindam Adi-purushaM tam ahaM bhajAmi

"I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, whose lotus feet are always held by Ganesha upon the pair of tumuli protruding from his elephant head so that he may obtain the power to perform his function of destroying all the obstacles on the path of progress of the three worlds."

Brahma SaMhita ch 5 Text 50
santakaram bhujagasayanam padmanabham suresam
visvadharam gagana sadrsam meghavarnam subhangam
laksmikantam kamalanayanam yogihrddyana gamyam
vande visnum bhavabhayaharam sarva lokaika natham

I pay my obeisances unto the Consort of Laksmi; who is realized by yogis deep in meditation; who is the giver of peace, reclining upon the serpent of time, the lotus navelled Lord of Hosts, the Supporter of the Universe, like a cloud in colour extending over the whole world, with an auspicious form. I salute the One Lord of the Universe Who removes the fear of death and rebirth.

 satyanamam namastubhyam murtamurtasvarupine
 vasudeva nrsimhakhyam kapiladityabhudharah
 sankarsana mahavira pradyumnamita vikrama
 aniruddhesa govinda sarngascakti namo stute
 varaha yuta yajnesa laksmikantamrtaesvara
 putrapautra pradastvam ca papa satro niranjana

Salutations to Thee, O Supreme being with and without a form. Thou art known as Vasudeva, Narasimha, Kapila, the Divine Sun and Supporter of the world. Thou art the One who withdraws the Universe, the Omnipotent One, Pradyumna, who can never be vanquished. Thou art Aniruddha the Lord of the Universe who weilds the bow saranga, salutations to Thee O Govinda! Thou art the Lord of Sacrifice the very form of sacrifice, the very Form of Sacrifice, the Lover of Laksmi and the Supreme Lord of Immortality. Thou art the giver of all material joys as well as the Destroyer of our internal enemies in the form of inclination to sin.
 krsna krsna krpalo tvam agatinam gatir bhava
 samsara arnava magnanam prasida purusottama

O Most merciful Lord Krsna who art the saviour of the helpless. Have mercy upon those who are drowning in this ocean of birth and death.
Please chant:

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

.......and your life will become sublime.
Daily the sacrifice is spread. Daily the sacrifice is completed. Daily
it unites the worshiper to Vaikuntham. Daily by sacrifice to the Lord of
that realm, he in due course ascends there.

Sukla Yajur Veda, Satapatha Brahmana
By austerity, goodness is obtained. From goodness, understanding is
reached. From understanding, the Self is obtained, and he who obtains
the Self is freed from the cycle of birth and death.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitreya Upanishads 4.3. The Principal Upanishads, 810
Leadership Excellence Journal

Leadership Principles, Determination, Heroism, Motivational
Quotes, and Stories.

Monthly byte-size free e-zine for personal and team improvement!

Order from:
rig-yajuh-sämätharväncha bhäratam pancharätrakam
müla-rämäyananchaiva shästramityabhidhiyate
yachchänukülametasya tachcha shästram prakirtitam
ato'nya granthavistaro naiva shästram kurvatma tat

The Rig, Yajur, Säma, and Atharva Vedas, as well as the
Mahäbhäräta, the Närada-Pancharätra, and the Valmiki Rämäyana,
are certainly known as shästra. Those books that favorably follow
in the footsteps of these authorized scriptures are also
designated as shästra. All other literature simply lead one
down the wrong path, and can never be known as scripture.

(Madhva-Bhäshyadhrita, Skända-vachana)

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

Rabindranath Tagore
When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away
the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.

- Corrie Ten Boom, author and Holocaust survivor
Jesus Lived in India

by Holger Kersten

This compelling book presents irrefutable evidence that Jesus did indeed
live in India, dying there in old age.

See more pages like this at:

You judge a child not by how much they know when they start
school, but by how they pick up knowledge and put it to use in life.

unknown author
Letter: On Revising the History of Vedic Civilization By Rithvik. S. Vinekar

Having read on the Internet an article in Sunrise on the Mahabharata,
I would like to bring to your attention a book I just read which
relates to ancient India: Gods, Sages, and Kings: Vedic Secrets of
Ancient Civilization by Dr. David Frawley. Although there are many
books on this subject, this one was written with the international --
particularly American or European -- reader in mind, who has no
previous knowledge of Hindu mythology or history.

In this work Dr. Frawley relates the history and mythology of almost
all the ancient world to the Vedic culture which developed on the
banks of the now dry Saraswati River. Geological, literary, and
archeological data suggest that long ago this mighty river flowed
from Lake Manasarowar in Tibet to the sea through present-day
Rajasthan. Manasarowar is linked with Manu, the first man according
to Vedic tradition. Leaving his golden ship on a high Himalayan peak
after the great flood, he is said to have come down to the plains,
carrying with him the seeds of life, in order to establish his
kingdom on the fertile banks of the Saraswati. The author suggests
there may be a linkage of this event with Plato's Atlantean deluge
near the end of the ice age, while cautioning the reader that the
boat or ark may be only a metaphor. Although this date may seem
irrational from the viewpoint of accepted academic history, more and
more archeological evidence from the Indus-Saraswati Valley
civilization, geological evidence of the existence and fate of the
Saraswati River, and astronomical dating of events recorded in the
Vedas, show the antiquity of this ancient civilization. They also
contradict the standard Western theory, formed in the 18th and 19th
centuries, of Vedic civilization beginning with an Aryan invasion of
northern India around 1500 bc.

The Indus-Saraswati Valley civilization is now found to be a
collection of nearly 2,500 settlements of various periods along the
Saraswati and other rivers, some of which date earlier than 6000 bc.
These sites show sure signs of having cultural elements in common
with later Vedic culture. The Indus script was first dismissed as
imagistic, but has since been found to be very similar to the later
Brahmi script, and is possibly related to early Semitic scripts from
which the present-day alphabet developed.

The historicity of Vedic religion and its scriptures was once
dismissed, in part because it praised very highly the supposedly
mythical Saraswati River. Satellite and geological evidence show,
however, that although the Saraswati changed its course many times
over several thousand years before disappearing, long ago it was as
described in the Vedas. Fortunately, some scholars are beginning to
interpret history taking into account the geography of the region in
the past. In light of new and growing evidence, an objective
re-examination of existing data and reinterpretation of ancient
history is necessary today.

(From Sunrise magazine, June/July 2000; copyright © 2000 Theosophical
University Press)

See similar links at:

Scientists wonder if life came to Earth from outter space - but still neglect the fact that wherever "life" comes from it doesn't come from mere chemicals. The easy example is there of a bag of rice, which in places like India are often seen as birthing pools for scorpions. Scorpion eggs and grains of rice appear almost identicle, but we know that rice doesn't give surrogate birth to scorpions anymore than a living being comes from innert matter. The mother scorpion lays her eggs in the bag of rice as the eternal jiva soul is placed into the material elements and is not produced from matter.

Scientists at NASA still try to strain their brains to see the eternal jiva souls coming about from temporary matter. Anyway this is what they say:

For a clear understanding of how Life came about go to our science link at:

On Gossip and Rumour Making:

In his remarkable work entitled, "The Book of Jewish Values"
(, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin relates a
19th century Jewish folktale about a man who went about town
slandering his rabbi. One day, realizing that many of the
things he had said were unfair, he went to the rabbi's home
and begged for forgiveness. The rabbi told the man that he
would forgive him on one condition: that he go home, take a
feather pillow from his house, cut it up and scatter the
feathers to the wind. After he had done so, he should then
return to the rabbi's house.

Though puzzled by the rabbi's strange request, the man was
happy to be let off with so easy a penance. He quickly cut up
the pillow, scattered the feathers, and returned to the rabbi.

"Am I now forgiven?" he asked.

"Just one more thing," the rabbi said. "Go now and gather up
all the feathers."

"But that's impossible. The wind has already scattered them."
"Precisely," the rabbi answered. "And though you truly wish to
correct the evil you have done, it is as impossible to repair
the damage done by your words, as it is to recover the

Rabbi Telushkin's story really made me think. How interesting
it is that we, as human beings, so quick to believe the bad
that others say about someone - so accepting of the "news"
contained in print and television, and so ready to assume the
worst regarding another's actions, actually allow ourselves to
believe that the evil "we" spread about someone via gossip
won't really matter. The fact is that gossip can do - and
often does - significant damage to that person, destroying
their reputation as well as our credibility with others.
Paraphrasing my friend, Paul Myers, "Gossip is like a fired
bullet. Once you hear the sound, you can't take it back." That
is what the man in the above story found out in a very
disappointing, shameful moment of self-discovery.

On the other hand, kind, encouraging words to and about
someone can build their self-esteem, help him or her to grow
and provide the impetus they need to do great, significant
things with their lives.

Let's do our best to make certain we are building and
edifying; not spreading feathers to the wind, feathers we will
never be able to retrieve.

* Note from Bob: Although written by an Orthodox rabbi, "The
Book of Jewish Values" is a book from which anyone of any
religious stream can enjoy and learn. In fact, it was given to
me as a gift by a dear Christian friend of mine, for which
I'll always be grateful.

Credits to "Bob Burg is author of "Winning Without Intimidation:
How to Master the Art of Positive Persuasion"

See more like this at:
Even as a mirror covered with dust shines brightly when cleaned, so the embodied soul,
seeing the truth of atman (the soul), realizes Krishna consciousness, sees everything in
relation to Him, and he attains the goal of life and becomes free from sorrow.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitreya Upanishads 6.34.

Reflect on this:
Upon coming in contact with Krishna consciousness it is like looking through an old loft and finding a board which upon further examination turns out to be a mirror covered in dust. Upon realising the nature of the reflective mirror there lurking we begin to cleanse. As we follow the process we notice some pok marks standing out that need to be worked on. In due course of time a perfect mirror image is reflected. The one can see the mirror, the cleaner, the process, and the Goal of the search, and am grateful to Him for caring for us.

bimba prati bimba bhav
)<>(|)<>(|)<>( Deals available for members : )<>(|)<>(|)<>(|)<
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.
Again see under Main Index:
)<>(<>(|)<>(|)<>( Advertisements: )<>(|)<>(|)<>(|)<>(|)<>(|)<>(
Your Add HERE For FREE
Gopal's Vegetarian Restaurant
in Auckland has now re-opened
at Level 2, 246., Queen Street., Auckland.

The hours are:
Mon - Wed 11am to 3.30pm and Thurs - Fri 11am to 9pm.

Seating for about 65 persons

You have to come and check it out, bring the family too when
you're late night shopping in the City.

Mention you saw this add and claim a FREE Fresh Fruit lassi drink
We also give a 20% discount for students with ID.

Reservations and enquiries
Phone: 09-306-4143.

...the menu:
$7 Real Meal Deal (Rice, 2 Sabjis, Dahl, Halava, 2 koftas,
Chutney and Salad)
$5 Curd Steak on Rice (2 Veg Steaks, Rice, Salad and Halava)
$10 All You Can Eat (From the Real Meal Deal)
$4.50 On the Lite Side (Salad and choice of Pizza or Samosa)
$6 Vegan Special (2 Tofu Steaks, Rice and Salad)
Samosas - $2.50 each
Pizza - $2.00 per slice

Juice Bar Now Open in the restaurant, serving fresh juices,
coffee alternatives and fresh fruit lassis too.

You have to check this out. Bring the family

It's on the opposite side from Aotea Square, approx in the
middle of Queen St, near McDonalds and opposite from Midcity
(where the cinemas used to be).

Eventually opening on Saturdays too. Small staff at present.
Gopal's is available 4 Catering for your special functions.

and now Gopal's on Newmarket too:
204., Broadway, 1st Floor, Newmarket.

Ph: (09) 529 1529
Hours: Monday to Saturday
11.30am to 3.00pm and
5.00pm to 8.00pm

Spiritual Sky Incense & Oils etc.

New Page - check it out, its worth it.

See our marketplace link off the main index:
Do you have any services or products to advertise here for FREE ?
If you have any news, events, functions, deals, etc., that you
would like to share with members of the greater Vaishnava
community then please do so by sending what you have to us, we
can pass them on in the next newsletter.
)<>(|)<>(|)<>( Prasadam Recipies: )<>(|)<>(|)<>(|)<>(
NEW - Free On-line Hare Krishna Cook-book:

Sabudani Thali-Peet (Tapioca thali-peet)

2 cups of soaked tapioca (sabudani)
1 cup of Peanut powder
1/4 cup of cooked mashed potatoes
2 to 3 Green chillies
1 tsp of Cumin seeds
1 tbsp of chopped cilantro (coriander leaf)
a pinch of hing
salt to taste

Mix the above ingredients in a mixing bowl with 1 tbsp of oil. Make a
dough (like Chapati dough) and it will be sticky.

Heat the pan (tava) on the stove top. Take the ball size tapioca mix and
pat it to a size of a thali on the tava. It shoudn't be thin nor thick. Pat
it evenly. Make 4 to 5 holes in the thalipeet and put a drop of oil in
each of the hole. After 5-8 min flip it over for a min or so.
Then transfer it to a serving dish.


1 pound potatoes
1/2 pound zucchinis - courgettes
1/2 pound sharp cheddar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup bread crumbs
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Pare and slice the potatoes, then make alternate
layers of potatoes, cheese and "Zuchs" in a greased 2-quart
baking dish. Sprinkle each layer with salt and pepper and
pour the milk over the top layer. Sprinkle with the bread
crumbs and cover with the butter. Bake at 350 degrees for
45 minutes or until potatoes are done and browned.
Tapioca Patti (sabudani patti)

Tapioca (overnight/6hr soaked) -1 cup
Peanut powder (roasted) -1/2 cup
Mashed Potato (cooked) - 1/2 cup Salt - as required
Minced green chillis - 1tsp
Cumin powder - a pinch.
Cilantro leaves (Coriander leaves finely chopped)- 2 tbsp
Powdered Bread - 2 cups; toast a slice of bread and grind it ot a powder

1.Take the soaked tapioca in a mixing bowl. Add the mashed potato,and remaining
ingredients, except bread powder.
2. Take the shallow pan and little qty(say, 1 tbsp)of oil or ghee. Allow it to heat.
3. Make lemon sized balls from the prepared Tapioca mixture and dip it in the prepared powdered bread and shallow fry in hot oil till golden color. Serve hot with chutney or tomato sauce.

Serves: Three

Parmesan Popovers

1 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 tble spoons yogurt
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
Oregano or Italian Seasoning (Sweet Basil, Mint, Oregano, Paprika)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. In a buttered muffin tin, fill each cup half full.
Place in a cold oven and put temperature on 450 'F degrees for 15 minutes.
Turn oven down to 350 'F for another 15 minutes.
Serve hot with butter. They are better than biscuits!

Recipe makes 10 popovers.
from Emily
Peach-Sweet Potato Bake

6 Sweet potatoes
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup cashew pieces
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Ground ginger
8 oz canned peach halves
3 Tbs. butter

Cut sweet potatoes in half, steam, and peel. Put these in a
greased baking dish with peaches. Mix other ingredients
together and sprinkle over top. Cover with foil. Bake for
30 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake for 10 more

- Douglas Stevenson

Buttermilk Cheese Biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and place in a large bowl. Add buttermilk, oil and cheese and mix well. Place dough on lightly floured surface and knead several times. Roll dough out with a rolling pin to about 1/2-inch thickness.
Cut with cookie cutter or the top of a glass. Place biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 - 15 minutes at 425 degrees.

The Skinny(s): Use fat free milk and cheese.
Tropical Parfaits

2 ripe papayas, peeled, seeded and diced
3 1 oz. cans mandarin oranges, drained
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
2 Tbsp. grated orange or lemon peel
1/4 cup coconut, shredded
6 cups whipped topping

Combine all ingredients and gently mix. Spoon into parfait glasses or other
clear glasses and chill until ready to serve.

The Skinny: Use fat free whipped topping (for those of you that might not
know whipped topping is somewhat like prepared whipped cream. One
name brand is Cool Whip). You could also leave out the coconut to cut out
some fat and calories.


1 1/2 cups chopped dried figs
1/2 cup raisins
2 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup extra-light olive oil
1/3 cup low-fat milk
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

In a saucepan combine figs, raisins, water and cinnamon
stick. Cook, uncovered, over medium low heat, stirring
often, until figs are soft and water is absorbed. Mixture
should be very thick. Cool slightly; remove cinnamon
stick; add vanilla. Refrigerate until cold.

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
Stir olive oil and milk together and slowly add to the
flour, stirring constantly with a fork. Gather dough
into a disc; wrap in plastic and refrigerate 15 minutes.
Heat oven to 425°F. Divide dough in half. Roll dough on
lightly floured board or between two sheets of waxed
paper. Line bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart pan with
removable bottom with half of dough. Spread fig mixture
in dough. Top with remaining dough; trim edges and crimp.
Cut leaves or other designs from scraps and decorate top
crust. Brush lightly with a little milk.

Bake 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F; bake until
edges and top are browned, about 35 minutes. Cool on rack;
remove from pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Servings: 12


OVER 100 EGGLESS CAKE recipes can be found on our Main index and
on many other pages at:
Everything you want to know about Vegetarianism and Beyond:

...and always with the Magic ingredient - Offer it to Krishna.....
...with L'n D (love and devotion)
Check out heaps of information on Vegetarianism, Prasadam-ism,
download books, Vegetarian Recipe programs, and more.

NEW - an amazing vegetarian source guide:
A Beginners Guide to Vegetarianism:
How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat - very nice Vegetarian pages:
Vegetarian recipes:

Heaps of Quick Vegetarian Recipies:

Even the People of Goa (India) Go Vegetarian


PANAJI, INDIA, May 1, 2001: The meat-loving people of Goa are now turning
toward vegetarianism, thanks to the concerted efforts of nongovernmental
organizations to spread information on the ill-effects of meat. The NGOs
point out that by virtue of an amendment to the Prevention of Food
Adulteration Rules, 1955, the central government has officially recognized
vegetarianism as the benchmark for a "healthy diet." The amendment
stipulates that non-vegetarian food-items should carry an indication, by way of a symbol and red color code displayed just above the brand name of
nonvegetarian products. This report did not indicate how closely this coding system was followed.

Courtesy of

>()<>(|)<>( Krishna Conscious - Vedikly acceptable Jokes: )<>(|)
When I was born, I was so surprised to be here again I couldn't talk for a year and a half.
A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet dog along for company. One day the dog starts chasing butterflies and before long he discovers that he is lost. So, wandering about he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.

The dog thinks, "Boy, I'm in deep doo doo now." Then he noticed some bones
on the ground close by, and immediately settles down to chew on the bones
with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dog exclaims loudly, "Man, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this the leopard halts his attack in mid stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees.
"Phew", says the leopard. "That was close. That dog nearly had me."

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby
tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes. But the dog saw him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figured that something must be up.

The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a
deal for himself with the leopard. The cat is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to
that conniving canine."

Now the dog sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and
thinks," What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sits
down with his back to his attackers pretending he hasn't seen them yet.
And just when they get close enough to hear, the dog says, "Where's
that monkey.
I just can never trust him. I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me
another leopard, and he's still not back!!"

Sri Chanakhya Pandit tells us in his Niti shastra (6.20.)that there are six things to be learned from even a lowly dog:

"Contentment with little or nothing to eat although one may have a great appetite; to awaken instantly although one may be in a deep slumber; unflinching devotion to the master; and bravery; these six qualities should be learned from the dog."
The mirror in the desert (Persian tale)

A man who was very, very ugly was walking across the desert. He sees
something shining in the sand, bends down and picks it up. It is the first
time he has ever seen a mirror. So he looks at it and exclaims:
- How ugly! No wonder they threw it away!

Then he throws the mirror away and keeps on walking.

Those who are unworthy only see themselves in the world.

Atmavan manyate jagat

"As I see so the world sees".
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
Isn't having a smoking section in a restaurant like having a peeing section in a swimming pool?

=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- Did you ever wonder? =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
...why I live in my own little world?'s because they know me there.
......why is it that people who spend their money on beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?
...a fine is a tax for doing wrong. Then a tax is a fine for doing well !!!
>(|)<>( The ways of this material world - strange but true )<>(|)
If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
Did you know that regular naps prevent old age

.....especially if you take them while driving.
A man is walking down the beach and comes across an old bottle.
Picking it up, he pulls out the cork. Sure enough, out pops a huge
blue genie. The genie says, "Thank you for freeing me from my prison.

In return, I will grant you three wishes."

The man says, "Perfect. I always dreamed of this, and I know exactly
what I want. First, I want one billion dollars in a Swiss bank
account." Suddenly, there is a flash of light, and a detailed list
with Swiss Bank account numbers appears in his hand.

He continues. "Next, I want a brand new red Ferrari right here."
There is another flash of light, and a bright red Ferrari appears
right next to him.

He goes on. "Finally, I want to be irresistible to women." A final
blaze of light, and he turns into a box of chocolates!
---------------------------------------------------------------- know, I don't have a big ego.

I'm way too cool for that.

If one is allowed to go for a vacation, how many of us will go to
Afghansitan or to Chechyna or to the Gaza strip or to similar places for
which travel advisories are posted? Should a person still decide to go to
these places for vacation, how will other people feel/think about us?

Similarly, in the spiritual world, there are many travel advisories that advise one against going to material world. Still, we thought we are an exception and came here for a vacation to enjoy and are now finding it that this is not the best place for vacation.

So one needs to pay his undivided attention in going back to the
spiritual world.

from Prasad Rao (Bhagavad Gita forum)

See your Hare Krishna travel agent today !!! =>:-))

You might like to check out Krishna-conscious jokes -

Also check out the Humour section of the Main Index:
)<>(|)<>(|)<>( A Grateful Word to our Supporters: )<>(|)<>(|)<
Many thanks to all the readers who have one way or another subscribed
to N.Z.H.K.S.R.Network. Your interest and support makes this work
possible. Those wishing to contribute to this Network, send articles,
or donations, and or information by regular mail, write to:
43, Kea Street, Katikati, Bay of Plenty, 3063., Aotearoa, New Zealand.

If you would be so kind as to let me know your views on this newsletter
please do it here ... mailto:<>

After some feedback from our readers we are trying to put out the
newsletter twice-monthly, just before the EkAdasii of both the light
(shukla paksha) and dark (krishna paksha) fortnights. I hope that
this is okay with everyone. See you in a couple of weeks.

If you would prefer to receive this newsletter as an announcement
URL of the actual newsletter being posted at our newsletter site,
then please let me know

So far you'll find numbers 1 - 46 that are active.

Navigate to our Newsletter Archive:

This newsletter is NEVER sent out unsolicited. If you are receiving
this because of a friend giving us your address, and you would rather
NOT receive mail from us, please send us a message saying Unsubscribe, or Remove - and we will do the needful immediately.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

|_____|_____Please pardon the intrusion_|____|______|
Under Bill s.1618 Title III passed by the 105th U.S. Congress and International Net' law, this mail cannot be considered Spam as long as we include contact information and a remove link for removal from our mailing list. To be removed from our mailing list reply to
mailto:<> with 'remove' or 'unsubscribe' in the subject heading and your email address in the body. Include complete address and/or domain/aliases to be removed. If you still get the emails, please call us at the numbers given above. There is no need to resend the entire newsletter.

If somehow you are receiving this double - ie., at home and in the
office please let me know, and your preferential option =>:-) JTCd

* Purohit JAya Tirtha ChAran dAsan
* Phone: +64 7 549 1807 (Plus 11:30 Hrs GMT.)