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etany api tu karmani
sangam tyaktva phalani ca
kartavyaniti me partha
niscitam matam uttamam

etani--all these; api--certainly; tu--but; karmani--activities;
sangam--association; tyaktva--renouncing; phalani--results;
ca--also; kartavyani--should be done as duty; iti--thus; me--My;
partha--O son of Prtha; niscitam--definite; matam--opinion;
uttamam--the best.

All these activities should be performed without attachment or any
expectation of result. They should be performed as a matter of
duty, O son of Prtha. That is My final opinion.

PURPORT by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
Although all sacrifices are purifying, one should not expect any
result by such performances. In other words, all sacrifices which
are meant for material advancement in life should be given up, but
sacrifices that purify one's existence and elevate one to the
spiritual plane should not be stopped. Everything that leads to
Krishna consciousness must be encouraged. In the Srimad-Bhagavatam
also it is said that any activity which leads to devotional service
to the Lord should be accepted. That is the highest criterion of
religion. A devotee of the Lord should accept any kind of work,
sacrifice or charity which will help him in the discharge of
devotional service to the Lord.

Copyright 1983 The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International. Used with

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As to a mountain that's enflamed, deer and birds do not resort -- so, with
knowers of God, sins can find no shelter.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitreya Upanishads 6.18. bo Thirteen Principal
Upanishads, 436

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,
then seeing everything in relation to Him, and he attains the goal of life and
becomes free from sorrow.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitreya Upanishads 6.34.

Know that as from a fire laid with green wood, when kindled, clouds of
smoke separately issue forth, so, verily, from this great being has been
breathed forth that which is the Rig Veda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama
Veda, the Atharvans and the Angirasas, legend (itihasa), ancient lore
(purana), sciences (vidya), mystic doctrines (upanishad), verses (sloka),
aphorisms (sutra), explanations (anuvyakhyana) and commentaries

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitri Upanishad 6.32

tach-cha nama-rupa-guna-lilamaya-shabdanam shrotasparshah.
prathamam namnah shravanam-antah-karana-shuddhyartham-peksham.
shuddhe chantah-karane rupa-shravavena tad-udaya-yogyataa bhavati.
samyagudite cha rupe gunanam sphuranam sampadyeta,
sampanne cha gunanam sphurane parikara-vaishishthyena tad-vaishishthyam
sampadyate tatas-teshu naama-rupa-guna-parikareshu
samyak sphuriteshu lilänäm sphuranam sushthhu bhavati.

tatraapi shravane shri bhaagavata-shravanastu parama-shreshthham.

Hearing of the name, form, qualities, and pastimes of the Lord and His devotees is called shravana. The practice of sädhana-bhakti depends on hearing the holy name. It begins with çravaëa, which purifies the heart of the devotee. This hearing process purifies the heart and gives liberation from the filthiness of sense gratification. In this way, by hearing transcendental sound about the form of Kåñëa, gradually the complete form of the Lord awakens within the heart. Then gradually the qualities of the Lord arise within the heart. As His qualities fully manifest themselves, the different specific aspects of His service and pastimes gradually awaken. In this way, the holy name gradually reveals the Lord's form, qualities, and pastimes in all their splendor and beauty and in all their different branches. Of all kinds of hearing, Shrimad Bhaagavatam is the best. (Krama Sandarbha 7.5.18)

Please chant:

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

.......and your life will become sublime.
Description of the Yamunä's Arrival

...excerpt from Garga Samhita 3:37.

kalinda-giri-nandini-nava-charitram etach chubham
  shrutam ca yadi pathitam bhuvi tanoti sanmangalam
jano 'pi yadi dhaarayet kila pathech cha yo nityashah
  sa yaati paramam padam nija-nikunja-lilaavritam

     If a person in this world hears or reads this auspicious and
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kathaamritam shravana-puteshu sambhritam
punanti ye vishaya-vidushitaashayam
vrajanti tach-charana-saroruhaantikam

 Those who drink through their ears the nectarean topics of Krishna who is dear to His devotees cleanse themselves of filthy desires for material pleasures and attain the shelter of the Lord's lotus feet. (Shrimad Bhaagavatam. 2.2.37)

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As oil is in sesame seeds, as butter in cream, as water in river beds, as
fire in the friction of sticks, so is the Atman (Lord) grasped in one's own self when
one searches for Him with truthfulness and austerity.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishads 1.15. The Principal Upanishads, 718
And as, indeed, from fire the sparks do issue, and likewise, too, from
out the sun its light-rays, from It repeatedly all breathing creatures
come forth into this world, each in its order.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitri Upanishad 6.26
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

-Mohandas Gandhi
Like the waves in great rivers, there is no turning back of that which
has previously been done.

Krishna Yajur Veda, Maitri Upanishad 4.2
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Gåhasthas Should Not Get Bewildered by Family Lifeë

kuöumbeñu na sajjeta na pramädyet kuöumby api
vipaçcin naçvaraà paçyed adåñöam api dåñöa-vat

 One should not become materially - overly attached to one's family members, nor should one become bewildered trying to maintain them. Even though one may be a householder, he should not be negligent in his devotion to the Lord. An intelligent householder should realize that even the unseen enjoyments promised in the future, are as temporary as the so-called pleasures he has already seen. (Bhäg. 11.17.52)

putra-däräpta-bandhünäà saìgamaù päntha-saìgamaù
anu-dehaà viyanty ete svapno nidränugo yathä

 Relationships of wife, sons, relatives, and friends are like the relationships of pilgrims who meet by chance at a resting place for a few hours before going on their way. When one leaves his body to accept another body, such friends and relatives are forgotten, just as upon waking one forgets the characters in a dream. (Bhäg. 11.17.53)

itthaà parimåçan mukto gåheñv atithi-vad vasan
na gåhair anubadhyeta nirmamo nirahaokåtaù

 Having realized the truth of such transitory relationships, the gëhastha lives in his house like a pilgrim, a guest, or a stranger in a strange land. Dedicating himself entirely to Kåñëa and giving up attachment to his body, his relatives, his house and home, he is liberated even in this lifetime. (Bhäg. 11.17.54)

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This article by Carrie Moore appeared Saturday on the front page of the Religion section of the Deseret News. It included five colors photos and one black and white. It¹s very well written,
and if you haven¹t seen it., we reproduced it here below should you be interested.

Krishna Temple to Open
Ceremony June 23 for first-of-its-kind edifice in America
by Carrie Moore
Deseret News Religion Editor

Caru das¹ decade long dream has happened in stages, shaped by the everyday reality of bills to pay and always more work to do.
An unlikely story line, it plays like the random nocturnal wanderings of a human mind busy with seemingly unconnected details that somehow blend together, leaving a distinct message in their wake: If you begin to build it, they will come.
³They² are Utahans from a variety of backgrounds, wielding shovels and rakes, wearing t-shirts and work gloves and jeans. Many have been Latter-day Saints and know little about gurus or Krishna, Sanskrit or mantras. Most pray to a vastly different god. But a temple-there¹s a concept they can understand.
And so they have come, hundreds of volunteers, to a modest hilltop in Spanish Fork to help raise a dome for Hindu deities from the dust of a llama ranch pasture. Next month, they will celebrate success. The first Krishna temple to be built from scratch (in a traditional Indian style) in America will hold its opening gala and installation ceremony on June 23.
Ten years in the planning stages and five years under construction, the 15,000 square foot temple will become the spiritual home for a few dozen Krishnas and the largest visible sign of the state¹s Hindu community. Planners say it will also be a testament to interfaith cooperation and respect.
Since the groundbreaking in 1996, ³There has been a lot of anticipation over this building, not only among Hindus but among Mormons and others in general. I think that will peak on June 23. Everyone has been so curious about it that even those who don¹t have any love for the Krishnas will be hard put to stay away on that day, just out of curiosity.,² Das said.
Though much work still remains to finish what will be become a multi domed structure, the main dome and 12 of what will be scores of arches are complete, and an occupancy permit has been issued. ³It won¹t be completely finished for probably a year, but we decided to open for people to enjoy now,² he said.
Visitor will be greeted by wandering llamas and a 200,000 gallon freshwater pond and waterfall outside the temple itself. Ascending a wide stairway to the second story, hand carved teakwood doors will open into the main dome area, which features arched windows spilling sunshine over a shiny white marble floor. Centered under the 33,000 pound dome will be a nine foot lotus flower, constructed of green and pink marble.
The main alcove awaits the arrival of a teakwood throne. Four 40-inch high marble deities, which were hand carved by artisans in India, will also adorn the dome area. Two of them-the black Krishna and Radha-literally embody the divine couple representing the ultimate in Krishna sacred worship and will occupy the throne opposite the large entry doors.
Once they are formally installed in the temple (during the opening festivities) they are considered non different from God, das explained. Because Krishnas believe the Lord has manifested Himself everywhere, it shouldn¹t be so astonishing to think that He manifests Himself in stone through the authorized form.
Since their arrival in Utah 13 years ago, Das and his fellow Krishnas have had worship that has been sort of makeshift and inventive, ³but after the 23rd we¹ll be bound by the same rules and regulations that have been going on for thousands of years in temples in India.²
Das seems sensitive to the perception that Krishnas worship what many view as objects rather than an unembodied god. ³We don¹t think of these images as idols, but we think of them literally as the Lord incarnate. An idol is something you worship for material gain. For us, this is the form of the Lord as described by saints who have seen him.²
Krishna worship is open to the public, Das said, noting that the personal nature of the services ³immediately strikes any westerner who observes them.² During the initial worship festival, brahmin priests will chant Sanskrit mantras and sanctify the building with the traditional fire sacrifice. They¹ll also conduct the ritual bathing and installation of the marble deities on the throne.
The ceremonies mean the ³whole atmosphere will be purified,² Das said. The priests ³ask the divinity to enter into the form of the Lord at that point. Afterward, that Deity is treated as a supreme person for the purpose of benefitting us and accepting our service.² In the big scheme of things religious, Krishna temples and their deities are analogous to the branches of a bank, he said.
³You have the central bank headquarters (the Lord) and in addition there are so many branches from which you can make a deposit
Krishnas¹ love of God ³ultimately has to translate into a personal relationship, and that always involves service, especially as we¹re the subordinates.²
In addition to providing a place for worship, the temple will be open to the public from predawn hours until closing at night. In that respect, Das believes the building will become a gathering place for various community groups. ³In india, people just throng there all hours of the day and night, like a community center where they can congregate rather than in bars and dance clubs.²
The building, which will hold nearly 500 people indoors, and accommodate from 2,000 to 3,000 in the amphitheater outside, will be available to host community events, he said. Its first floor also features teakwood doors, an ice white quartz floor and a large lobby that will contain a variety of Hindu statuary. A large gift shop will also be housed on that level near the lobby, featuring literature, clothing, beads, pictures and altar paraphernalia. ³It will basically be a museum where you can buy things.²
Furnishings for the temple are being handcrafted in an Indian village so small ³they don¹t even have a road to it. You have to go through a rice paddy to get there.² Dining tables, chairs, swings, and sofas are scheduled to be shipped from Bombay this week and hopefully arrive in time for the festival.
Once the temple has been sanctified that day, the building¹s outdoor stage will host a variety of speakers and entertainment , including remarks from Dr. Dinesh Patel, a leader of the Indian community in Utah, and Dr. Stanley Green, an LDS stake president in Salem. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has been invited and is expected to speak. Indian music and dance will follow, with plenty of vegetarian food and drink available for guests.
³We¹ve had so many people come out and volunteer for us, or reduce the price of their construction work. We want them to come and join with us so we can say thank you.²
For more information, call (801)798-3559.

1) The Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork will open with ceremonies and a gala on June 2). The structure is being called a testimony to interfaith cooperation.
2) A marble figure of Radha, a deity, is 40¹ tall.
3) A figure of Krishna Supreme Lord will adorn dome area
4) Vai Devi dresses a figure of Radha, a deity, for the deity installation ceremony
5) A llama enjoys the shade of the Hare Krishna temple
6) An inside view of the Hare Krishna temple in Spanish Fork shows the upper level. Utahans from many backgrounds helped build the temple.

Caru prabhu & Vaibhavi mataji used to be at the Melbourne temple in Danks St.

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This is a South Karnataka dish. This was contributed by my friend who is originally
from Bangalore.

1.For Masala:
Puthani (dalia split) - 1/4 cup
Fresh grated coconut - slightly less 1/4 cup
Cinnamon - 1 long stick(broken into pieces)
Pepper - 2 tsp
Cloves - 6
Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
Cumins - 1 tbsp
cilantro (coriander leaf) - 2 tbsp
green chillies- 2

2.Cut vegetables:
Carrots - 1/4 cup
green beans - 1/4 cup
green peas - 1/4 cup
Cooked potatoes - 1/2 cup

Cook all the vegetables in the usual mustard vaggairni. Grind all the
ingredients for masala with little bit of water. Pour that paste into the
cooked vegetables. Allow it to boil. Add water in case it is too thick.
Serve it with pooris or chapatis.

Chitranna (Lemon Rice)

Cooked Rice - 2 cups
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
Vegetable Oil - 2 tbsp
Chana Dal - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger (freshly grated) - 1/2 tsp
Cilantro (coriander) leaves - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Peanuts - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves, Green chillies - 2.

Heat the pan with oil in it. To the heated oil put mustard seeds. After they are popped add
turmeric, hing, chana dal, and peanuts. Let the dal become brownish and then add ginger,
green chillies, curry leaves,and cilantro. Once the leaves gets cooked, add the cooked rice.
Mix it well. To this add 2 tbsps of Lemon juice and mix it well. Garnish with freshly grated

serves: 3 (or one Bengali)


Ingredients and method:
1 cup of cooked chana dal
1 tbsp of poppy seeds (gas gasi)(roasted in a tsp of ghee)
1/4 cup of grated coconut (fresh or dry)
3/4 cup of jaggery
1 tsp of cardamom powder
1/2 tsp of ground saffron
roasted cashews and raisins (roasted in 1 tbsp of ghee)

Mix all the above ingredients in a non-stick pan and allow it to boil.
Finally add 1 tbsp of ghee.

(this is a favorite of the Madhwa line of Vaishnavas, especially those who follow
Sripad Vadiraj Tirtha. This prep is offered to Lord Hayagriva)
Vegetable Cutlet
This recipe was contributed by Chandrika

Green Beans (fresh and finely cut) -1/2 cup
Green Peas -1/4 cup
Carrots (finely cut)-1/4 cup
Mashed Potato (cooked) - 1 cup
Cauliflower (optional) - 1/4 cup
Salt - as required
Minced green chillis - 1tsp
Cumin powder - a pinch.
Cilantro (coriander) leaves (finely chopped) - 2 tbsp
Powdered Bread - 2 cups; (4Bread crumbs - toast a slice of bread and grind it to a powder)

1.Cook all the vegetables and mash them thoroughly. Add minced green chillies,
jeera powder, cilantro, and salt.Make it into a paste.
2. Make palm sized pattis from the above vegetable mixture. Dip the patti into the
bread powder and shallow fry them. Some may want deep fry, but I prefer shallow fry.
To shallow fry, just add 1 tbsp of oil and place the pattis on them. Fry until golden
brown. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato sauce.

Serves: four

1 pkg. yeast
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. lukewarm water
1 table spoon yogurt
1/2 cup. cooked Kumera or sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp. milk powder
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. butter
1 cup. whipped / mashed potatoes

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water and set aside, Combine
sweet potatoes, sugar, salt and yogurt in mixer bowl; beat
until smooth. Blend yeast mixture into potato mixture.
Combine dry milk into flour and add about 1/3 of flour
into potato mixture. Beat until smooth. Slowly beat in
remaining flour until of desired consistency. Cover and
let rise until double in bulk.
Now, shape into rolls and place on well-greased pans. Let
rise until light, 30-60 minutes. Bake at 400 degree for
15-20 minutes. Brush tops with butter. Yield 20 rolls.


1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup lemon juice from concentrate
1/3 cup water
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
8 cups cut up assorted fresh fruit
Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except fruit; stir
until sugar dissolves. Place fruit in large shallow dish;
pour lemon juice over. Cover, chill 3 hours or overnight,
stirring occasionally. Refrigerate leftovers


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....there was this tantrik Wizard who worked in an office.

Everything was satisfactory at work except that certain miscreants, taking
advantage of his good nature, would often steal his parking spot.

This continued until he put up the following sign:
"This parking space belongs to the Wizard......... Violators will be toad."
A noted psychiatrist was a guest at an intellectual non-devotee gathering,
and his hostess naturally broached the subject in which the
doctor was most at ease. "Would you mind telling me, Doctor,"
she asked, "how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody
who appears completely normal?"

"Nothing is easier," he replied. "You ask a simple question
which anyone should answer with no trouble. If he/she hesitates,
that puts you on the track."

"What sort of question?"

"Well, you might ask him, '...Captain Cook made three trips
around the world and died during one of them. Which one?'

The "host intellectual" thought a moment, then said with a nervous laugh,
"You wouldn't happen to have another example would you? I
must confess I don't know much about history."
A patient complained to his doctor, "I've been to three other doctors and none
of them agreed with your diagnosis."

The doctor calmly replied, "Just wait until the autopsy, then they'll see that I was right."
"What's the date today?"

"I don't know. You've got Times Of India in your hands.........why don't
you look at it and tell me ?"

"But that's yesterday's newspaper."
An atheist was taking a walk through the woods, admiring all that the
"random accident of evolution" had created. "What majestic trees! What
powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!" he said to himself.

As he was walking alongside the river he heard a rustling in the
bushes behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly charge
towards him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his
shoulder and saw that the bear was closing. He ran even faster, so
scared that tears were coming to his eyes. He looked over his shoulder
again, and the bear was even closer. His heart was pumping frantically and
he tried to run even faster. He tripped and fell to the ground. He rolled
over to pick himself up but saw the bear, right on top of him: reaching for
him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him.
At that instant the atheist cried out "Oh my God!...."

Time stopped.

The bear froze.

The forest was silent.

Even the river stopped moving.

As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky:
"You deny my existence for all of these years; teach others I don't
exist; and, even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect
me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a

The atheist looked directly into the light: "It would be hypocritical
of me to suddenly ask You to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps
could you make the bear a Christian?"

"Very well," the voice said.

The light went out.

The river ran again.

And the sounds of the forest resumed.
And then the bear dropped its right paw ........ brought both paws together
.... bowed its head and spoke: "Lord, for this food which I am aboutto receive,
I am truly thankful."

He who hesitates at the Divine intervention of the Lord is as lost as being in the
forest with a bear chasing him.......
=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- Did you ever wonder? =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws.
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.

- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
How much is a billion?

What's the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire?

A million seconds is 13 days.

A billion seconds is 31 years!

A billion minutes ago was just after the time of Christ.

A billion dollars ago was yesterday at the U.S. Treasury.

(unknown observer)
>(|)<>( The ways of this material world - strange but true )<>(|)
A man was telling his neighbor, "I just bought a new hearing
aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art."

"Really," answered the neighbor. "What kind is it?"

"Twelve thirty."
Fifteen minutes into the flight from Kansas City to Toronto, the captain announced,
"Ladies and gentlemen, one of our engines has failed. There is nothing to worry about.

Our flight will take an hour longer than scheduled, but we still have three engines left."

Thirty minutes later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and the flight
will take an additional two hours. But don't worry ... we can fly just fine on two engines."

An hour later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and our arrival will
be delayed another three hours. But don't worry ... we still have one engine left."

A young passenger turned to the man in the next seat and remarked,
"If we lose one more engine, we'll be up here all day!"

submitted by Amber Tozer

On the very first day, God created the cow. He said to the cow, "Today I have created you! As a cow, you must go to the field with the farmer all day long. You will work all day under the sun! I will give you a life span of 50 years."

The cow objected, "What? This kind of tough life you want me to live for 50 years? Let me have 20 years, and the 30 years I'll give back to you." So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the dog. God said to the dog, "What you are supposed to do is to sit all day by the door of your house. Any people that come in, you will have to bark at them! I'll give a life span of 20 years."

The dog objected, "What? All day long to sit by the door? No way! I give you back my other 10 years of life!" So God agreed.

On the third day, God created the monkey. He said to the monkey, "Monkeys have to entertain people. You've got to make them laugh and do monkey tricks. I'll give you 20 years life span."

The monkey objected. "What? Make them laugh? Do monkey faces and tricks? Ten years will do, and the other 10 years I'll give you back." So God agreed.

On the fourth day, God created man and said to him, "Your job is to sleep, eat, and play. You will enjoy very much in your life. All you need to do is to enjoy and do nothing. This kind of life, I'll give you a 20 year life span."

The man objected. "What? Such a good life! Eat, play, sleep, do nothing? Enjoy the best and you expect me to live only for 20 years? No way, man!....Why don't we make a deal? Since the cow gave you back 30 years, and the dog gave you back 10 years and the monkey gave you back 10 years, I will take them from you! That makes my life span 70 years, right?" So God agreed.

In our first 20 years, we eat, sleep, play, enjoy the best and do nothing much. For the next 30 years, we work all day long, suffer and get to support the family. For the next 10 years, we entertain our grandchildren by making monkey faces and monkey tricks. And for the last 10 years, we stay at home, sit by the front door and bark at people!
A True Story - As Told To Me:

A class from a nearby university was visiting a major drug manufacturer.

The tour guide led the students to a glass-enclosed room. They could
see several people in white lab coats.

With her back to the glass, the guide announced: "In this room
researchers are actively searching for a cure for cancer."

She stopped short as the group broke out laughing.

Puzzled, the guide turned to look. Through the glass she saw three
scientists in animated debate, flipping through the Yellow Pages.
There was a large article in the San Francisco Chronicle last week on how it
was becomming fashionable to eliminate lawns, but there were a great number
who based their suburbaniteness on how green were there lawns.

Then today, we received this...........

The Suburbanites

Grass lawns have to be the stupidest thing we've come up with outside of
thong swimsuits! We constantly battle dandelions, Queen Anne's lace,
thistle, violets, chicory and clover that thrive naturally, so we can grow
grass that must be nursed through an annual four-step chemical dependency.

Imagine the conversation The Creator might have with St. Francis about this:

"Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going
on down there in the Midwest? What happened to the dandelions, violets,
thistle and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect, no-maintenance garden
plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply
with abandon.

The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracted butterflies, honey
bees and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of colors by now.
But all I see are these green rectangles."

"It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites. They started
calling your flowers weeds' and went to great extent to kill them and
replace them with grass."
"Grass? But it's so boring. It's not colorful. It doesn't attract
butterflies, birds and bees, only grubs and sod worms. It's temperamental
with temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing
"Apparently so, Lord. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green.
They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant
that crops up in the lawn."

"The spring rains and cool weather probably make grass grow really fast.

That must make the Suburbanites happy."

"Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it -
sometimes twice a week."

"They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay?"

"Not exactly, Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags."
"They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?"

"No, sir. Just the opposite. They pay to throw it away."

"Now let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And
when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?"

"Yes, sir."

"These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the
rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a
lot of work."
"You aren't going believe this Lord. When the grass stops growing so fast,
they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it so they can continue to
mow it and pay to get rid of it."
"What nonsense! At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer
stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring
to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn they fall to the ground
and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and
bushes. Plus, as they rot, the leaves form compost to enhance the soil. It's a
natural circle of life."

"You better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As
soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and have them hauled away."

"No! What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter and
keep the soil moist and loose?"

"After throwing away your leaves, they go out and buy something they call
mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves."
"And where do they get this mulch?"
"They cut down trees and grind them up."
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