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Vijaydasami - Victory for Lord Rama over Ravana
Sripad Madhwacharya (Ananda Tirtha) - Avirbhav
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Purushottam Adika mase Adhika Masa
Padmanabha masa of Chaturmasya resumes after the Adika mase

Parama Ekadasi

Vijaydasami - Victory for Lord Rama over Ravana

Sripad Madhwacharya (Ananda Tirtha) - Avirbhav

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Srimad Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS
Chapter 18 TEXT 68

ya idam paramam guhyam
mad-bhaktesv abhidhasyati
bhaktim mayi param krtva
mam evaisyaty asamsayah

yah--anyone who; idam--this; paramam--most; guhyam--confidential secret; mat--of Mine; bhaktesu--amongst devotees; abhidhasyati--explains; bhaktim--devotional service; mayi--unto Me; param--transcendental; krtva--doing; mam--unto Me; eva--certainly; esyati--comes; asamsayah--without doubt.

For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees, pure devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.

PURPORT by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad:
Generally it is advised that Bhagavad-gita be discussed amongst the devotees only, for those who are not devotees will understand neither Krsna nor Bhagavad-gita. Those who do not accept Krsna as He is and Bhagavad-gita as it is should not try to explain Bhagavad-gita whimsically and become offenders. Bhagavad-gita should be explained to persons who are ready to accept Krsna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is a subject matter for the devotees only and not for philosophical speculators. Anyone, however, who tries sincerely to present Bhagavad-gita as it is will advance in devotional activities and reach the pure devotional state of life. As a result of such pure devotion, he is sure to go back home, back to Godhead.

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The Lord brings us riches, food in daily abundance, renown and hero sons to gladden our hearts. So, like a father to his sons, be to us easy of entreaty. Stay with us, O Lord, for our continuing joy.

Rig Veda Samhita 1.1.3 & 9.
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AdAvante ca madhye ca harih sarvatra gIyate ||

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(Vishnu Purana, Part 1 Ch. 1, 1)

Victory be to You PundarIkAkSha (Lotus eyed One), adoration be to You the Source of the Universe, who are HriShIkesha, the Supreme Purusha and the One existing before the creation of the Universe.
"By knowing the science of Krishna, one can become the most perfect man in the world"

(Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada; Srimad Bhagavatam 1.12.4 purport)
As fire priests with fingers produce fire from two sticks by the motion
of their hands, in the same way, with the coordinated efforts of their
deep thinking and noble actions, wise men manifest and extend the glory
of the effulgent Lord, who is excellent, and to be realized at depth
with subtle eyes, the ever vigilant sovereign Lord of creation.

Rig Veda 7.1.1, Rg Samhita
Say not, "This poor man's hunger is a heaven-sent doom." To the
well-fed, too, comes death in many forms. Yet the wealth of the generous
giver never dwindles, while he who refuses to give will evoke no pity.

Rig Veda 10.117.1
Please chant:

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

.......and your life will become sublime.
Truth alone conquers, not untruth. By truth is laid out the path leading
to the Gods by which the rishis who have their desires fulfilled travel
to where is that supreme abode of Vaikuntha.

Atharva Veda, Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.6
.....excerpts from Vedic Indians of Ancient Greece and Mid-East by Lodhe

The average person does not connect India with the ancient Middle East, but the existence of some trade between these two regions is documented, even in the Bible. Note the reference to spikenard in the Song of Solomon (1:12; 4:13-14) and in the Gospels (Mark 14:3; John 12:3). This is an aromatic oil-producing plant (Nardostachys jatamansi) that the Arabs call sunbul hindi and obtained in trade with India. It is axiomatic that influence follows trade, and the vibrant culture of India could not help but impact on anyone exposed to it. The influence on Judaism came for the most part indirectly, however, via the Persians and the Chaldeans, who dealt with India on a more direct basis. The ancient Judeans absorbed much of this secondhand influence during the Babylonian captivity of the sixth century B. C., and during the inter testamental period, when Alexandria became the crossroads of the world, intellectuals both Jew and Gentile were exposed to a variety of ideas, some of which originated on the Indian Subcontinent.
From Pythagoras, who believed in the transmigration of souls, apparently because of his contacts with religious teachers from the east. Pindar, who believed in metempsychosis, Plato, who could not have been ignorant of Karma, through Klaxons, the Indian sage, who accompanied Alexander, Apollonius of Tyana, who came to Taxila to study under the Brahmins, Clement of Alexandria, the early Christian teachers of the second century A.D., who refers to Buddhists and Brahmins in his work and Plotimus, who went to Persia to meet the Brahmins, the Contacts between India and Greek thinkers seem to have been continuous.
According to Klaus K. Klaustmaier, in his book A Survey of Hinduism pg 18-19
" The kings of Magadha and Malwa exchanged ambassadors with Greece. A Maurya ruler invited one of the Greek Sophists to join his court, and one of the greatest of the Indo-Greek kings became famous as the dialogue partner of the great Buddhist sage Nagasena, while in the opposite direction, Buddhist missionaries are known to have settled in Alexandria, and other cities in the Ancient West. It is evident then, that Indian thought was present in the fashionable intellectual circuit of ancient Athens, and there is every reason to suppose that Indian religious and philosophical ideas exercised some influence on early and classical Greek philosophy. Both Greeks and Romans habitually tried to understand the religions of India by trying to fit them as far as possible into Greco-Roman categories. Deities in particular were spoken of, not in Indian but in Greek terms and called by Greek names. Thus Shiva, was identified as "Dionysos," Krsna (or perhaps Indra) as "Heracles." The great Indian epics were compared to those of Homer. Doctrinally, the Indian concept of transmigration had its counterpart in the metempsychosis taught by Pythagoras and Plato; nor was Indian asceticism altogether foreign to a people who remembered Diogenes and his followers."
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How Can You Have Peace Without Recognizing the Supreme Proprietor?

by His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
New York, December 7, 1966

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Here are Srila Prabhupada's words on these kinds of WAR:

"This sometimes happens in present days also-for one man's fault a whole state is sometimes attacked. This kind of wholesale attack is not approved by Manu, the father and lawgiver of the human race." Srimad Bhagavatam 4.11.6 purport.
Morning Walk conversation Geneva 2nd June 1974.

Bhagavän dasa: The boy didn’t realize the potency of your answer last night. He was asking how to fight fascism, and you were saying by chanting and dancing. So factually, by setting the example is the greatest way to fight all these maladies.
Srila Prabhupäda: Mäyä. Mäyä. Yes, we are fighting with this Mäyic civilization.
Bhagavän dasa: Because they can fight with guns, but afterwards neither one of them knows how to set an exemplary life. So they just keep fighting with guns.
Srila Prabhupäda: With gun or without, gun, you will die. The fascist will die and the other party also will die. Gun or without gun, he cannot exist. But our fight is to stop death. Tyaktvä deham punar janma naiti mäm eti [Bhagavad Gita. 4:9.]. Our fight is for this purpose, no more death. This is real fight. Your, what is your fight? You may save yourself for two years or three years or ten years, but you have to die. You have no such program not to die. But here is a program, no more death.
Yogeshvara dasa: They have one program. They are freezing bodies.
Srila Prabhupäda: (laughs) That is another nonsense.
Yogeshvara dasa: Then they will defrost them in fifty or one hundred years.
Srila Prabhupäda: All future programs.
Nitäi dasa: They have never done that, have they?
Yogeshvara dasa: Well, there are people in the refrigerator now. There are people who have voluntarily put themselves in a big block of ice. They were told before they went inside that they would be defrosted in about fifty years.
Srila Prabhupäda: Then what he will do? (laughing)
Bhagavän dasa: They should take a few out now and see if it worked.
Srila Prabhupäda: No, that can be done. The yogic process. It is called kumbhaka. Samädhi. You stop your breathing, and you can keep yourself for thousands of years. That is the kumbhaka. But this art is known by the frogs also.
Yogeshvara dasa: By the frogs?
Srila Prabhupäda: Yes. Automatically... There was news that in the coal mine all of a sudden a frog came out and it was estimated that... Because the coal is formed by the ruins. So when there was ruins, at least ten thousand years ago, during the ruins, the frog was encaged. And it formed coal. Still he was living. That means he lived at least for ten thousand years. So Brahmä lives for ten millions of years. So what is the... They are also condemned. Ä-brahma-bhuvanäl lokäh punar ävartinah. Krishna says, “What is the use of going to Brahma-loka. Even if you live for millions of years, you will have to die.” Yad gatvä na nivartante tad dhäma paramam mama: [Bhagavad Gita. 15:6.] “But if you come to Me, you will never have to die.” Our struggle is for that purpose. Antavat tu phalam teshäm tad bhavaty alpa-medhasäm - for these things, those who are trying, they are less intelligent.
Muslim-Hindu Peace Plan BY ISA DAS
EDITORIAL, Oct 5 (VNN) — The Muslim-Hindu Peace Plan based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada

The desire to prevent World War III and bring peace to the world is most likely the inner mood of most of us today. To do that we need to come to a common understanding of religious
terminology and beliefs. For example most of us have no idea that the name Allah comes from the Hebrew letter Alef, our A, in the English alphabet. This simple point contains enough information for every Christian, Jew and Hindu to accept Allah as a name of God. I will explain further, in the "Old Testament" which Jewish people call the 5 books of Moses, God explains that He is the beginning
to the end. This same idea is expressed in the New Testament. Revelation 22:13, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. This English usage of Alpha is based on the Hebrew Alef. Also in the Hindu (Vedic) scripture, Bagavad Gita, Krishna says "of letters I am A." Has God sent so many messengers, each with a different message? Is He sitting in the Garden of Eden laughing at us? I think not! We have twisted His message based on our own material desire, creating our own Hell on Earth.

The objection we find from our Muslim brothers and sisters today, comes from the desire to bring the word back to God and His ways. We find this mood in our Jewish-Christian tradition also. Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
This lack of disciple, this foolish rush of insane materialism is what every deeply religious person objects to, no matter which faith he or she is coming from. We can take good example from our Amish brothers and Hindu (Vedic) sages. An error of modern society and religion is to identify the body as the self. The Bhagavad-Gita clearly explains that we should see and accept the spiritual essence (the soul) of each living being as spiritually equal. There it is said, "The humble sage, by virtue of true knowledge, sees with equal vision a learned and gentle Brahman, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcast]." [Bagavad Gita 5.18]

How does the learned sage see every living entity with equal vision? He sees the spirit soul within the heart of each of God's creations. He understands that although living forms may appear different, those appearances are only the external coverings of the soul, and that spiritually we are all equal. A careful analysis shows that all problems result from our first mistake of identifying the body as the self. If we identify ourselves by race, religion and ethnic group we will then suffer or enjoy the results of that identity, but the fact is we are spiritually equal and the bodily identity that we accept is both temporary and insignificant compared to our eternal spiritual identity. We suffer due to birth, disease, old age and death; we need not identify with the body, which is being afflicted by these difficulties. If everyone understood and acted on the level of the soul rather than the body, the world's problems would practically cease. Understanding the difference between matter and spirit, and that God is the controller of all things, is the essence of knowledge. It is natural that when we become overwhelmed by difficulties, we become aware of our dependence on God.

Unfortunately, due to our deep attachment to materialism, we are drawn to perceive religion in much the same manner, as we perceive ordinary social activities. That is, we become attached to identifying with the external or social side of religion, while we forget its essence-loving service to God.

Our modern use of the word religion, expresses an external alterable faith, while the Sanskrit world dharma, implies an internal or essential eternal relationship with God. Our religion or faith can change but the soul's relationship with God is eternal. For example, I may claim that I am a Christian today, but I may adopt the practices of a Hindu or of a Jew tomorrow. However, whatever faith you my follow, the essence of that faith is loving service to God.

We must understand that our Muslim brothers and sisters who have come to understand the true message of Allah accept all of us as children of God based on this verse from the Koran. 2.62: Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.

We should also understand that as a nation, nay as a human race if we do not come to follow God's laws and develop our love for Him and His creation, our future is all to clear. For Our Lord says: Isaiah 46: I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.
Thank You and God's Blessings
William Glick (Isa das)

Without Lord Krsna's sanction one cannot do anything, this includes the demigods (devas), the humans of the material world, the animals, plants, etc. And Lord Krsna can fulfill even our material desires although they may not be helpful for achieving the ultimate goal of life:

akamah sarva-kamo va
moksa-kama udara-dhih
tivrena bhakti-yogena
yajeta purusam param

"A person who has broader intelligence, whether he be full of all material desire, without any material desire, or desiring liberation, must by all means worship the supreme whole, the Personality of Godhead." (Srimad Bhagavatam. 2:3:10)

"Udara-dhih means one who has a broader outlook. People with desires for material enjoyment worship small demigods, and such intelligence is condemned in the Bhagavad-gita (7.20) as hrta jnana, the intelligence of one who has lost his senses. One cannot obtain any result from demigods without getting sanction from the Supreme Lord. Therefore a person with a broader outlook can see that the ultimate authority is the Lord, even for material benefits. Under the circumstances, one with a broader outlook, even with the desire for material enjoyment or for liberation, should take to the worship of the Lord directly. And everyone, whether an akama or sakama or moksa-kama, should worship the Lord with great expedience. This implies that bhakti-yoga may be perfectly administered without any mixture of karma and jnana. As the unmixed sun ray is very forceful and is therefore called tivra, similarly unmixed bhakti-yoga of hearing, chanting, etc., may be performed by one and all regardless of inner motive." (ACBSP. Srimad Bhagavatam. 2:3:10. purport)
Colonialism being openly admonished worldwide:
American Native Indians Want End to Columbus Day

DENVER, COLORADO, October 6, 2001: About 1,500 marchers converged at the
state capitol Saturday, beating drums and waving flags as they called for
the end of Columbus Day. The "Transform Columbus Day" rally was organized by
American Indians and other activists who say Christopher Columbus was a
slave trader whose explorations set off centuries of abuse for indigenous
people. "The legacy of Columbus is something Indian people live with every
day: the federal laws, the loss of 96 percent of our land base,'' said Glenn
Morris, a member of the American Indian Movement. The Native American
Indians also lost their religions as a result of the Christian missionary
activity which began with Columbus.

Courtesy of

See "Once we were brothers" page on Hidden Maori Origins

and "Western Indologists - A Study in Motives"

Also Effects of Colonization on Indian Thought By Michel Danino:
"Krsna is the root of everything; therefore rendering service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna (krsna-seva), means automatically serving all the demigods. Sometimes it is argued that karma and jnana require a mixture of bhakti in order to be successfully executed, and sometimes it is argued that bhakti also requires karma and jnana for its successful termination. The fact is, however, that although karma and jnana cannot be successful without bhakti, bhakti does not require the help of karma and jnana. Actually, as described by Srila Rupa Gosvami, anyabhilasita-sunyam jnana-karmady-anavrtam: pure devotional service should not be contaminated by the touch of karma and jnana. Modern society is involved in various types of philanthropic works, humanitarian works and so on, but people do not know that these activities will never be successful unless Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is brought into the center. One may ask what harm there is in worshiping Krsna and the different parts of His body, the demigods, and the answer is also given in this verse. The point is that by supplying food to the stomach, the indriyas, the senses, are automatically satisfied. If one tries to feed his eyes or ears independently, the result is only havoc. Simply by supplying food to the stomach, we satisfy all of the senses. It is neither necessary nor feasible to render separate service to the individual senses. The conclusion is that by serving Krsna (krsna-seva), everything is complete. As confirmed in Caitanya-caritamrta (Madhya 22.62), krsne bhakti kaile sarva-karma krta haya: if one is engaged in the devotional service of the Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, everything is automatically accomplished." (ACBSP. Srimad Bhagavatam. 4:31:14. purport)

gopAla-bAlaka-zatair anugamyamAnam
sAyantane prati-gRhaM pazu-bandhanArthaM
gacchantam acyuta-zizuM praNato 'smi nityam

"I eternally prostrate myself before the Infallible Lord, who comes in the guise of an ordinary cowherd child. His soft, tender limbs are covered in the dust upraised by the hooves of His herds of cows. He is accompanied by hundreds of cowherd boys as He returns every evening to each house in Braj, to tether the cows into their sheds."
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Message: 12
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2001 05:50:19 -0000
From: Vrin Parker
Subject: Currrent Events in Vedic Regions: A Relevant Topic

In defense of current event postings I would like to share a few thoughts.

I actually find it quite interesting that Ancient Vedic Gandhahar(Afghanistan) is at the forefront of the current war. This war is definately an Indian affair. The whole region was a part of traditional India for aeons. Even Alexander the Great's Indian Kingdoms were all based in the Afghan/Pak region. Takshila(Taxila) was a great academic center for Vedic studies. The great Chanakya taught there.
Though a true part of Bharat, Gandhahar has repeatedly been the source of the greatest calamities in Indian history.
Approx 3100 B.C.
In the Age of Greater India, MahaBharat, Shakuni of Gandhahar, almost singlehandedly brought the whole world to the cataclysmic war of Kurukshtera, which was the beginning of the end of the Vedic Political Power structure. It has been suggested that this war was one reason so many ancient non-indian Vedic cultures lost touch with India and its Brahminical guidance.
330 B.C.
Takshila unites with Greeks and supports Greek advance into India but never fully supports the Greeks. Becomes the Capital of the Macedonian Indian Kingdom. (I am not versed in this era of Indian history because of the controversy over the true date of Chanakya and King Chandragupta, so forgive any errors.)
1191 A.D.
Gandhahar=Afghanistan's Mohammed Ghori invades India 7 times and is captured and released 7 times by the merciful Vedic King, Prithviraj Chouhan. On the 8th attack, Prithviraj Chouhan is defeated and mercilessly blinded and brought to Mohammed Ghori's Afghan dungeons.
Thus ended the rule of the last Vedic King of Delhi=Hastinapur.
1800s A.D.
The famous battles of the NW Frontier during the British Raj. Though the enemy was the oppresive British Empire, it was mostly Indian soldiers in British employ that died. It should be noted that Afghanistan helped many Indian freedom fighters, such as Nethaji, escape the Imprisonment, torture and starvation at the hands of the British. This only added impetus to the British intentions to remove the Bharatiya identity of its Muslim citizens.
1989 A.D.
After their victory over the Soviets, (Indira Gandhi fully supported soviets,) US supplied and trained Afghan freedom fighters begin a terror campaign in the ancient Vedic lands of Jammu and Kashmir. By 2001, this campaign has already claimed over 40,000 lives. Nearly all Hindu communities become abandoned and taken over by islamic extremists. The UN, US, EU all ignore the ongoing refugee crisis of Hindu kashmiris.
US and Herion funded Pakistani forces set up the Taliban Govt. Taliban begins terrorizing its own citizens including its remaining Afghan nonconverted Hindus.
Soon training camps are set up for Jihadi missions into India and Nepal.
Missions of terror begin in India and Nepal. Pilgrims are massacred, schools blown up, Police stations massacred to the last man, bombs and guns, hijackings, murders all in the name of Allah, but supplied with US/EU weapons, funding and training. Of course, huge doses of Chinese help as well...but we remember the very intamite relationship US & China share...Most favored Nation status etc.
Sept 11th attack in NYC. The new relationship between India and US, was at its best ever. Suddenly all this is gone as the US empowers Pakistan with billions of dollars worth of funds and military backing and plans to mass thousands of troops in Pakistan and Afghanistan. A succesful conquest and establishment of US/EU forces in Afghanistan will successfully keep Russia and India from combining their forces strategically against the Islamic assault.
Anti-Indian terrorism campaign increases after new US-Pak understanding. US goes from ignoring Islamic terrorism against India to verbal admonition against anti-Indian terrorism to indirect approval of it by refusing to add the name of admitted Pakistan terrorist groups to its lists of dangerous terror groups. The Hindu Tamil Tigers are added to US hitlist.
So here we are late 2001 and once again India is the frontline and ancient Gandhahar=Afghanistan is its impetus for war.

Have no doubt that the current struggle between western/arab backed Islamic fanaticsm and Hindu(vedic) India, is definatelly of interest to anyone who values India as Krishna janmasthan.I am not surprised that people interested in Vedic culture are concerned about current events. These events actually have more of an impact on their daily lives than vedic philosophy or history.
If India is consumed by a massive war, believe me, there will be alot less Vedic Culture being practiced on planet earth. The less Vedic culture the more Kali yug.

At stake here, is India's continued ability to host and share its treasure house of Jnan, yoga and Bhakti. The Thirta's of India, the Mandirs, the ghats, the mountains, the rivers and of course the saintly people by the millions are all here to bless the world.
Our gurudev, Srila Prabhupad clearly stated the significance of Bharat mata to the Vaishnavas. every long term building project he worked on was in where else.
When Prabhupad was in India 1971, he was approached by one of the top military leaders of India. He asked him what to do about Pakistan's sudden invasion. Prabhupad directly told him to smash them, they are demons, he said.
His advice was followed, leading to Indian victory and the elimination of India's containment by US backed Pakistan. US almost joins Pak in war against India but pulls back at the last second as USSR promises to fully back India leading to WWIII.
Pak losts its control of East Pak, now Bangladesh, thus freeing up and nearly neutralising the military threat against Bengal=Mayapur/Navadvip region.
Another important point is the fact that most media is completely biased against India and sometimes its a group like ours that is a resource for those wanting an alternative news source.
So please bear with us and I pray we can soon discuss the glories of Vedic Culture in a state of peace and devotion.
jaya vaishnavas,
Your servant in the search of truth,
Vrin Parker

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State Government of India Sponsors Prayers for Rain


ISAKHAPATNAM, ANDHRA PARDESH, INDIA, October 6, 2001: Driven to despair at the unrelenting drought affecting the state this year, the government decided to invite divine intervention. Accordingly, the endowments department directed the executive officers of all temples in its jurisdiction to perform special abhishekams (ritual bathing of the Diety) on October 7 to invoke the blessings of the rain god to save the farming community from the drought. It granted US$104 per temple for this purpose. Just the thought was sufficient, for by the time the executive officers of all Siva temples in the state received the announcement, the state experienced torrential rains. The temples went ahead with the ceremonies anyway, to give thanks. In some of these ceremonies for rain, which are historically quite effective, an icon of the Deity will be immersed in a container of water.

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Chapter Twenty


DEVOTEE: Rabbi, in the Vedas, Lord Balaräma is known as the first expansion of God. In the Jewish teachings do you know of any names corresponding to this?
RABBI: This name can be found in the name of the founder of the Kabbalist movement, the Rabbi Balsham Tov. Balsham means the "master of the Holy Name." On examination of Balsham, we find the name Bal that is a shortened form of Balam, the second expansion of God's personal energy. and Sham, which means all of God's Names are one. The personality or aspect of God represented by the name Va (in YHVH) is the same as God's second expansion, Balam. Balam is also the source of binah or understanding that knowledge by which God reveals Himself and His spiritual creation.
DEVOTEE: Rabbi, can you further explain the Jewish meaning of Balam?
RABBI: This word occurs only once in scripture in the verse, "He stretches the north on Chaos, He hangs the Earth on Nothingness." [Job 26:7] According to many commentaries, the word Beli, meaning without, and mah, meaning what or anything. The word Beli-mah would then mean without anything, or nothingness. Other sources state that Belimah comes from the root Balam, meaning to bridle. Similarly, the Biblical verse, "He hangs the earth on the ineffable", would mean that the forces that uphold creation cannot be described. A leading Kabbalist, Rabbi Issac of Acco (1250-1340) points out that belimah has a numerical value of 87 whereas God's name Elohim has a value of 86. Belimah therefore represents the stage immediately following the pure essence of the Divine. [Sefer Yetzirah 1:2]
DEVOTEE: According to the Vedas, Lord Balaräma, in His expansion of Ananta Çeña, holds up all of the planets of the universe. Generally planetary positions are attributed to the laws of gravity. But it is actually all made possible by an expansion of Lord Balaräma's energy. Additionally, Lord Balaräma is known as the original guru or giver of knowledge, and Lord Brahmä (the first created person in the universe) is the original recipient of knowledge from God in the material world. Is there a similar first person in Jewish history?
RABBI: As I understand, Brahmä is said to have four heads. There is an obscure reference to a four-headed angel in the Talmud. It is said, "Angels are supposed to have no back and four faces, so always to be able to behold God."[Talmud, cf. Ezek i. 6] Also, many rabbis say that an ancient Abraham, with secondary creative power like Brahmä is being referred to when speaking of Brahmä. * Ref. Verse Abraham from Zohar
DEVOTEE: In the Bhagavad-géta, Lord Krsna states, "Of letters I am the letter A, and among compound words I am the dual compound. I am also inexhaustible time, and of creators I am Brahma."[Bg. 10.33] In the Jewish teachings, is there anywhere that God is represented by the letter A?
RABBI: According to the Kabbalist, the letter Aleph denotes Keter (crown), the highest of the Sefirot. The Kabbalists call Keter the level of Nothingness (Ayin-). It is on this level that the laws of nature cease to exist, and can therefore be altered. [Sefer Yetzirah 1.1]
DEVOTEE: Rabbi, in the First Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, there is a long description of how Lord Brahmä created the planets, stars, and bodies of all living entities within this universe. Until he executed the creative process, there was no order, only chaos. The material energy existed but was unmanifest. Can you tell me more about the original Abraham and how he may be connected with the creation?
RABBI: Yes. The original Abraham has practically the same function and the same name as Lord Brahmä. For example, in Hebrew, Abraham is pronounced A-brahma-m. Furthermore, there is a description of how the universe was in chaos until Abraham appeared. It is said, "Over the whole, there hovered Tohu (chaos) and as long as Tohu dominated, the whole world was not in being or existence. When did that key open the gates and make the world fruitful? It was when Abraham appeared." [Genesis II 4]

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Speech of His Excellency Alexander KADAKIN, Ambassador of Russia in India at the opening of New Delhi ISKCON Glory of India Museum

October 2, 2001

Thank you very much Maharaj-ji, Swamiji, sadhon sajjanon aur devyon [saintly gentlemen and ladies - Hindi], I will say some more words in Hindi but I will start in English.

On this very auspicious day for your community, for all our dear friends sitting on the dias, for all of you, brothers and sisters, I am sending to you warmest greetings from the Russian Embassy in Delhi and from Russia.

We highly value your warmest welcome. We have had many years of very good, very fruitful and very close cooperation with ISKCON. Unfortunately, in the past not everything was so smooth, and even ten years ago one would never imagine that the Ambassador of the Soviet Union would be speaking here before you. But now Russia is another country, and for me indeed it is a matter of great honor, a matter of great privilege, and a matter of pleasure to address you today, on the auspicious day for you, and the auspicious day for entire India on October 2, the birthday of the father of the nation and the greatest apostle of nonviolence on the 20th century, Mahatma Gandhi. And this has happened because of my dear brother and friend Mahamantra Das, who kindly came and invited me to spend some time with you.

As you know, there is not a single religion in this world whether it be Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, animism, any other faith - there is not a single real faith in the world which would preach violence or horror. In today's world we have seen how bad it is when people are driven by horror, when people are driven by a desire to impose something on others. And in this connection compassion and peace, harmony and coexistence, respect for each other's ideas and beliefs, respect for each other's faith has been a very constant and one of the brilliant features of the ISKCON movement. We do have very close connections and close cultural, religious, ethical cooperation with your society. As you know, there are many branches, more than 150 branches throughout Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union. It only shows that the message of your religion has attraction for the people. And I thing, it has attraction for the people, among other things, because this is the message of peace, of love and of compassion.
I would like again, dear friends, to thank you for the very warm welcome extended to me. I will try to convey your heartily and cordial feelings to the people of Russia. And on my behalf and from my heart, from my own heart I want to wish you all success, every achievement on all your endeavors in life. I would like to wish you svastya, satya, shanti. Hare Krishna, HareRama. Om Shanti. Om Ram.

Russian Ambassador Launches Vedic Disneyland
Antiquity Meets Modernity at ISKCON's Novel Multimedia Museum in New Delhi

Contact: Rama Das
Phone: +91 (11) 6235133 ext.216

Tuesday, October 2 - Ancient India reincarnated in a 3D multimedia shape, as
the Russian Ambassador Alexander KADAKIN unveiled a new multimedia museum at
ISKCON-Hinduja Glory of India Vedic Cultural Center in East of Kailash, New Delhi.

The 10,000 sq. ft. hi-tech presentation takes the modern mind a step closer to the mysteries of the Vedas. Here a computerized virtual guide with narration-synched spotlights will lead visitors on a tour around three-dimensional dioramas covering over 2.5 billion years of past and future history of the human race.

As visitors walk through Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagavatam and Ramayana displays, they also explore Vedic atomic science, embryology, aeronautics and astrophysics. Another section, Forbidden Archeology, reveals original 2 billion years old artifacts presenting an astounding challenge to Darwin's theory of evolution. Yet another section, Mysterious Orbits, tests the accuracy of Puranic cosmology against modern astronomical data. Finally, visitors get a glimpse beyond the universal limits in a mystifying Krishna Vision quadroscope show, unique of its kind in the world.Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin, who was the Chief Guest at the opening, acknowledged the outstanding contribution of many Russian devotee artists to this multinational project. "In today's world we have seen how bad it is when people are driven by horror, by a desire to impose something on others," said Mr. Kadakin in his speech at the opening function. "In this connection, compassion and peace, harmony and coexistence, respect for each other's ideas and beliefs, has been a very constant and one of the brilliant features of the ISKCON movement. We do have very close cultural, religious, ethical cooperation with your society. As you know, there are more than 150 branches [of ISKCON] throughout Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union. It only shows that the message of your religion has attraction for the people, among other things, because this is the message of peace, of love and of compassion," stated the Ambassador of Russia.

The ISKCON Glory of India Vedic Cultural Center in New Delhi was inaugurated on April 5,1998 by Indian Prime Minister Atal Vajpayee, who also commended ISKCON for "globalization of the Bhagavad-Gita appeal in scores of languages in all nooks and corners of the world."
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"Today we have more degrees, less sense; more knowledge, less judgment; more medicine, and more sickness; more experts, but more problems. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less; we plan more, but accomplish less.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values; we have conquered outer space, but not inner space; cleaned up the air but polluted our soul.

We have learned how to make a living, and forgotten how to live; we've added years to life, and subtracted life from the years."
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Dear Friends,
During these days, after September 11, of great sadness, anger, as well as suspicion and misunderstanding between people, especially toward anyone who looks foreign, there is a huge need for increased awareness of who are our neighbors and what are their cultures. To help fill this need is an important and free "e-booklet" which provides a quick and deeper understanding of the Vedic path, commonly called Hinduism. It explains what it stands for, its peaceful nature, and some of the elementary points that differentiates it over all other religions.
This 22 page booklet is called "Why Be a Hindu: The Advantages of the Vedic Path," and is available at:

It is a tool to be used by anyone to help preserve, protect and expand the knowledge within the Vedic philosophy and its spiritual way of life. It is an "e-booklet" to allow everyone to use it and pass it along in as many ways as necessary. It is written for a wide and general audience, but is especially meant to help inform others of distinct advantages in the Vedic process from which a person can benefit. It is meant to be read or downloaded from the website, or distributed and sent to others who could use it through emails, or printed out to be given on paper. It can be sent to radio or television show hosts who need to expand their understanding, or to other individuals who may also need to broaden their views, or simply to encourage other Hindus in understanding the value of what they have.

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Vedic Culture is the oldest in the world.
It has the most developed scripture and complete spiritual philosophy.
Vedic philosophy offers the most complete understanding of God and the spiritual dimension.
It has the most direct words and instructions from God.
The Vedic path has some of the greatest spiritual teachers found anywhere.
It is one of the most spiritually expressive and emotionally fulfilling of all paths.
The Vedic philosophy views all religions as portions of the one Truth and ways of salvation.
Vedic Culture does not present God in a sectarian way, as Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, or Christian.
Hinduism offers a universal God and consciousness, beyond mere local traditions.
Hinduism has no concept of Jihad, holy wars, crusades or martyrdom.
Hindus do not target others for conversion.
Hinduism accepts that everyone has the right to choose their own
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This is why followers of the Vedic path can live peacefully with those of other religions.
Hinduism promotes seeing God in all living beings.
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The vision of the Kiwi Kuli Camp is to provide an opportunity for the Vaisnava youth to get together and share great times amidst New Zealand's beautiful countryside. Above all, the ultimate goal is to help each other further our Love for Sri Krsna.

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Dear Friends,
...please forward to your friends and families regarding the special pooja we are conducting.

Sri Sreenivasa Thirukalyanam first ever in New Zealand on the 14 October 2001 between 8.30 am and 12.00 noon.

Venue: Thiru Subramnaiyar Temple, 41 Stanhope Road, Mt. Wellington, Auckland
We have fixed a small donation for this pooja as $ 75.00 per family. If you are unable to attend we can place a Kalasam on your behalf and send the Prasadam to your address.

I sincerely request you to attend and make this a grand celebration.
All the monies collected goes towards the building fund.

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Grilled Cheese And Vegetable Soup
A spicy and filling soup for cold days - still getting a few.

Cooking Time : 30 min.
Preparation Time : 20 min.
Serves/Makes : Serves 6.

4 large tomatoes
3/4 teacup shredded cabbage
3/4 teacup grated carrots
3 teaspoons cornflour
1 small can (225 grams) baked beans or 1/2 teacup boiled green peas
1 chopped tomato
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp hing
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons oil
salt to taste
pepper to taste

For grilling
4 tablespoons grated cheese

For the masala bag
2 sticks cinnamon
2 cloves
4 peppercorns (powdered coarsely and tied in a piece of cloth)

1. Cut the tomatoes into big pieces, add 5 teacups of water and put to cook. When cooked, blend in a liquidiser and strain.
2. Heat the oil and fry the hing and bay leaf for 1/2 minute.
3. Add the cabbage and carrots and fry again for 1 minute. Add the tomato soup.
4. Mix the cornflour in a little cold water and add to the soup.
5. Add the masala bag and salt and boil for 20 minutes.
6. Add the beans, tomato, sugar and pepper and give one boil.
7. Remove the masala bag and pour the soup into a big bowl.
8. Sprinkle the cheese and put below the grill for 5 minutes until the cheese melts.
9. Serve hot with spicey bread.

Handy Tip(s) 1.For masala bag powdered all the ingredients coarsely and tied in a piece of cloth.
Caraway Seed Toast
Cooking Time : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

1 small loaf sliced bread (see bread recipe below)
3 tablespoons soft butter
2 tablespoons caraway seeds (shah jeera)

1. Butter one side of the bread. Sprinkle caraway seeds on top.
2. Cut into 3 long fingers.
3. Arrange on an ungreased baking tray.
4. Put to bake in a hot oven at 400°F for 20 minutes or until golden in colour.
5. Serve hot with soup.
Potato and Pumpkin Bread
Courtesy of Bhaktin Robyn Tapp - Carterton
of Nrsimhadev Martial Arts

1t sugar
250ml lukewarm milk
2t dried yeast
250g mashed potato
250g mashed pumpkin
700g flour
1t bread improver
1t salt
1T sugar extra
2T melted butter

Dissolve sugar in milk and sprinkle yeast over. Stir lightly and stand for 10mins to become frothy.
Place potato and pumpkin in a large bowl. Sift in flour, bread improver, salt and extra sugar. Mix untilthe consistency of fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in the center and add yeast mixture and lukewarm butter. Mix untill well combined and knead for 10 mins until mixture is smooth and elastic.
Form dough into a ball and place in a well oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and stand in a warm place for 1 to 1 1/2 hrs or until doubled in bulk.
Knock down dough and knead on a floured board for 8 mins. Shape to fit a large oiled loaf tin. Use a sharp knife to cut diagonal slashes along the top. Cover and stand in a warm place for 1 hr or until doubled in bulk.
Bake at 230C for 15mins. Reduce heat to 190Cand cook further 30 to 45mins.

Heres the recipie for the rye bread also.

Dark Rye Bread
3t yeast
1 1/2c warm water
2T golden syrup
1 1/2tsalt
2c flour
1 1/2c rye meal
1t coffee
1t caraway seeds

Measure first 5 ingrediants into a large bowl with 1c flour and mix thoroughly. Cover and leave to stand in a warm place for 15mins.
Stir in remaining flour, rye meal, carob, coffee (decaff) and caraway seeds. Add a little extra flour or water to make a dough just firm enough to knead.
Knead on a lightly floured board for 10mins, adding extra flour as needed, until dough forms a soft ball which springs back when pressed lightly.
Turn in 2-3t oilin a bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise 30mins.
Knead dough lightly in bowl for 1min before turning out onto a lightly floured suface.
Place in an oiled loaf tin, cover and let rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
Bake at 200Cfor about 30mins.

Variation: For a light rye loaf, leave out carob and coffee. Vary the amount of caraway seed, carob and coffee to suit taste.
Shell Pasta Salad with Pesto Dressing
A crunchy salad flavoured with fresh basil.

Cooking Time : : 10 mins.
Preparation Time : : 10 mins.
Serves/Makes : Serves 4.

3 cups cooked shell pasta (conchiglie)
1/2 cup cottage cheese (paneer), cubes

To mixed into a dressing
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/2 cup basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon hing
3 tablespoons lemon juice
5 tablespoons olive oil or salad oil
salt to taste

1. Mix the shell pasta and cottage cheese and place in the refrigerator.
2. Just before serving, toss the pasta in the dressing.
3. Serve chilled.
An Italian rice cooked in tomato sauce and cheese.

Cooking time : 40 mins.
Preparation time : 20 mins.
Serves/Makes : Serves 6

1 1/2 teacups uncooked rice
10 french beans
1 carrot
8 tablespoons tomato puree
1 teaspoon sugar
100 grams grated cooking chesse
2 tablespoons ghee
salt to taste

1. Cut the other vegetables into small cubes.
2. Heat the ghee in a vessel and fry the onions.
3. Add the rice and vegetables and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Add 1 teacup of water, the tomato puree, sugar and salt and cook further for about 30 minutes.
5. When the rice is almost cooked, add half the cheese. Cover and cook for a few minutes, sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
Cannelloni Pinwheels with Tomato Cream Sauce
An attractively presented pasta with a creamy tomato sauce.

Cooking Time : : 30 mins.
Preparation Time : : 30 mins.
Serves/Makes : Serves 4.


For the cannelloni
1 recipe fresh pasta dough
1 tablespoon olive oil to cook pasta
1 teaspoon salt to cook the pasta

For the garnish
4 parsley sprigs

For the spinach filling
2 cups blanched spinach leaves, drained and chopped
1 teaspoon green chillies, chopped
1/2 teaspoon hing
2 teaspoons olive oil or oil
salt to taste

For the Tomato Cream Sauce
2 large tomatoes, blanched, deseeded and chopped
1 teaspoon hing
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tablespoon olive oil or oil
salt to taste

To be mixed into a paneer filling
1 cup paneer, grated
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
salt to taste

1. Divide the dough into 2 portions and roll out each portion as thinly as possible.
2. Cut each portion of the rolled out dough into a 200 mm. x 200 mm. (8" x 8") square.
3. Heat plenty of water in a broad pan and add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of oil.
4. Drop the prepared pasta one sheet at a time into the boiling water and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Drain and transfer into a bowl of cold water. Drain and keep aside.

For the spinach filling
1. Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the hing, green chillies and saute for 2 minutes.
2. Add the spinach and salt, cook for 2 more minutes and keep aside.

For the Tomato Cream Sauce
1. Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the hing and saute for a few minutes.
2. Add the tomatoes and cook till the moisture evaporates.
3. Add the chilli powder, oregano, cream and salt and mix well.
4. Remove from the fire and keep aside.

For the Cannelloni Pinwheels
1. Place one cooked pasta sheet on a dry surface. On one half of the sheet, spread half the spinach filling and on the other half, spread half the paneer filling.
2. Roll up the pasta tightly, starting from the spinach filling side of the pasta, to make a Swiss Roll.
3. Cut the rolled cannelloni into 25 mm. (1") slices. Place the cannelloni slices on a serving dish, placing the cut side upwards to form pinwheels.
4. Repeat the same for the other cooked pasta square and the remaining filling to make more pinwheels.

How to proceed
1. Place 4 to 6 pinwheels on each serving dish.
2. Heat the tomato cream sauce and spoon it carefully over the pinwheels.
3. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
Penne with Celery-Almond Sauce
Penne with a creamy mustard, celery and almond sauce.

Cooking Time : : 15 mins.
Preparation Time : : 10 mins.
Serves/Makes : Serves 4.

3 cups cooked penne

For the sauce
1/2 cup celery, sliced
2 teaspoons plain flour (maida)
2 cups milk
1/4 cup cream
1/2 cup grated cheese
1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted
3/4 teaspoon French style mustard
3 tablespoons butter
salt to taste
pepper to taste

For the sauce
1. Heat the butter and saute the hing and celery for a few minutes (to get that oniony flavour).
2. Add the flour, mix well and stir for 1 minute.
3. Gradually add the milk, mixing well so that lumps do not form.
4. Add the cream, cheese, almonds, mustard, salt and pepper, mix well and allow it to simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Remove form the fire and keep warm.

How to proceed
1. Toss the penne into the sauce just before serving and mix well.
2. Serve hot.
Handy Tip(s) 1.You can add some milk or water if you want a thinner sauce.
Hot Pancakes with Raspberries, Vanilla Syrup & Ice Cream
Serves 6
Preparation Time 10 to 30 mins
Cooking Time 10 to 30 mins

175g/6oz self raising flour
125g/4oz caster sugar
15g/1tbsp baking powder
2 tblespoons condensed milk
270ml/9fl oz milk
A little butter to cook the pancakes
2 punnets fresh raspberries, strawberries or mixed summer berries
150ml/5fl oz shop-bought vanilla syrup
250g/9oz good quality vanilla ice-cream

To make the pancakes sift the flour into a bowl with the baking powder and caster sugar. Using a whisk add the condensed milk and the regular milk. Whisk together but don't over-mix the batter. In a hot non-stick pan with a little butter, cook the pancakes. About 3 spoons for each one. Cook until golden brown and turn over to color the other side. Remove and place on a large plate.

Put the raspberries and/or the other berries in the pan with a little more butter and the vanilla syrup and quickly but gently warm through. Pour the mixture over the pancakes and top with vanilla ice cream.
Blueberry and Mascarpone Tart
( Mascarpone Cheese )

Preparation Time Less than 10 mins
Cooking Time 10 to 30 mins

packet of shop bought puff pastry
2 tubs of mascarpone
1 tub of runny honey
fresh blueberries
icing sugar to dust

Roll out the puff pastry into a large square and cook according to the instructions on the packet (approximately 7 minutes). Once cooked, leave the pastry to cool.
Mix the mascarpone and honey together and spread over the cooled pastry.
Decorate with blueberries and a light dusting of icing sugar.

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Thought of the day:

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist it's another nonconformist who does not conform to the prevailing standards of non-conformity.

~ Bill Vaughan ~
Journalist, author, columnist Born October 8, 1915
There was this one book distributor who was looking for a method of expanding the selling of Srimad Bhagavatams, so he decided to become a boss, hiring three other people to sell Bhagavatams for him. He interviewed three devotees.

The first came in and said, "I want to sell Srila Prabhupada's Srimad Bhagavatams for you." "OK, you're hired. Here's your kit, go sell!"

The second man came in and said, "I need some employment, so I want to sell Bhagavatams for you." "OK, you're hired! Here's your kit, go sell!"

The third came in and announced, "I- I - I wa - wa- wa-want t-t-t-t-to s-s-s-s-ell to sell, to sell, to sell, bha - bha - bha, sell Bha -Bhagavatams f-f-f-fo-for y-y-y-y you Bhagavatams for you!" "No!" shouted the man, "this will never work! You can't sell Bhagavatams for me!" The applicant replied, "B-b-b-b-but I r-r-r-eall, but I really, really, n-n-n-n-need th-th-th-this, really need tthis job!" As there were no other applicants, the man said, "OK, I'll give you one shot at this, but I expect you to PRODUCE!"

At the end of the day, the first applicant comes back and reports, "I sold 8 Bhagavatams today." The second reports, "I sold 11 Bhagavatams today." The third worker reports, "To-to-to-to t-t-today, I-I-I so-so,I so-, I so-, I sold 28 Bha- bha- bha- Bhagavatams!"

"Great," says the boss. "However, I want you to sell a lot more Bhagavatams than that, so get out there tomorrow and plant some transcendental seeds - MAKE SOME DEVOTEES!"

At the end of the second day, the first worker comes in and reports, "Today, I sold 21 Bhagavatams." The second worker reports, "I sold 29 Bhagavatams today." The third worker reports, "To-to-to t-today, I-i-I so- so, I so-, I sold 79 Bha-Bha-Bha sold 79, sold 79 Bhagavatams."

"Fantastic," said the boss, "since you're doing so well, so much better than these other two bums, why don't you tell them what your sales technique is?"

The worker simply replied, "I-i-I j-j-j-j-ju-ju-ju-just wa, wa, wa, just wal- wa- wa- walk, just walk up to up to up to just walk up to them and and ask, them and ask, them and ask if th-th-th-th ask if they w-w- w-w-w- wa- ask if they want t-t-t-t-o-o- if they want to b--b-b-b-b if they want to buy a Bha-bha - want to buy a Bha-bha-Bhagavatam, or d-d-d-d-d do th-th-they do they w-w-w-ant me to READ it to 'em?"
A little girl was wearing one of those Medical Alert bracelets in class.

Her teacher asked her what the bracelet was for.

She replied, "I'm allergic to nuts and sugar."

The teacher asked, "Are you allergic to cats?"

The girl said, "I don't know. I don't eat cats."
While the materialists are absorbed in meditation on Osama......

.......the devotees are absorbed calling "Oh Shyama" (Shyamasundara - Krishna)
A nearsighted minister glanced at the note that Mrs. Jones had sent to him by an usher.
The note read: "Bill Jones having gone to sea, his wife desires the prayers of the congregation for his safety."
Failing to observe the punctuation, he startled his audience by announcing: "Bill Jones, having gone to see his wife, desires the prayers of the congregation for his safety."
Two beggars are sitting on a park bench in Mexico City. One is holding a cross and one a Star of David. Both are holding hats to collect contributions.

People walk by, lifting their noses at the man with the Star of David, and drop money in the hat held by the man with the cross. Soon, the hat of the man with the cross is filled with money, and the hat of the man with the Star of David remains empty.

A priest watches and then approaches the men. He turns to the man with the Star of David and says, "Young man. Don't you realize that this is a Catholic country? You'll never get any contributions in this country holding a Star of David!"

The man with the Star of David turns to the man with the cross and says, "Moishe, can you imagine, this guy is trying to tell us how to run our business?"
On her return from the school, a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked,
"Why are some of your hairs white, Mata?"
Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for while and then said, "Mataji, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"
I was on a flight to India once. The flight would be seven hours long, so I decided to get some shuteye.
I was soon awakened by the stewardess, who asked me if I would like some dinner.
I said, "What are my choices?"

And she said, "Er, Yes or no."
NEW YORK ... Year 2032.

A man is walking down the streets of Manhattan with his kid. All of a sudden they stop in front of a park, and the man comments to his son...

"Just think, not too long ago the Twin Towers used to be here..."

So the son asks him with an intrigued look in his face... "Dad, what were the Twin Towers?".
"They were two very tall buildings with lots of offices, but 31 years ago a bunch of terrorists from the Middle East crashed a plane into each one and they collapsed".

"Dad, what was the Middle East?"

......ahem .....okay =>:-((
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Why isn't there mouse flavored cat food?

-- George Carlin
Chinese saying:

"When you point at the moon, the fool looks at your finger."
.......did you hear about the joke about the unique bird?

How do you catch such a bird?
.......unique up on it.

How do you catch a tame bird?
........the tame way - unique up on it.

Beverly M - thanx Bev
.......if someone was to drink varnish would they get a lovely finish?
Did you hear about the boarding house that blew up?

Roomers are still flying.

...............10 points for political insensitivity
...........if sunglasses for sailors should be seeworthy

On wall in ladies room: "My husband follows me everywhere."

Written just below it: "I do not."
Why is the symbol for anarchy always written the same way?
>(|)<>( The ways of this material world - strange but true )<>(|)
A 90-year-old man went to his doctor for his annual check-up. The doctor asked him how he's feeling. The 90-year-old says, "I've never felt better. I have an 18-year-old bride who is pregnant with my child. What do you think about that?"
The doctor considers his question for a minute and then begins, "I have a friend who is an avid hunter and never misses a season. One day when he was going out in a bit of a hurry, he accidentally picked up his umbrella instead of his gun. When he got to the creek, he saw a prime beaver sitting beside the stream of water. He raised his umbrella and went 'Bang, bang' and the beaver fell over dead. What do you think of that?"
The 90-year-old said, "I'd say somebody else shot that beaver."
The doctor replied....."Exactly."
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson.

You find the present tense and the past perfect.
New Sayings for the Internet User......

Home is where you hang your @.

The e-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.

A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click.

You can't teach a new mouse old clicks.

Great groups from little icons grow.

Speak softly and carry a cellular phone.

C: is the root of all directories.

Don't put all your hypes in one home page.

Pentium wise; pen and paper foolish.

Too many clicks spoil the browse.

The geek shall inherit the earth.

A chat has nine lives.

Don't byte off more than you can view.

Fax is stranger than fiction.

What boots up must come down.

Windows will never cease.

Virtual reality is its own reward.

Modulation in all things.

A user and his leisure time are soon parted.

There's no place like

Know what to expect before you connect.

Oh, what a tangled website we weave when first we practice.

Speed thrills.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to use the Net
and he won't bother you for weeks.

from Filomena
Returning home from work, a blonde was shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime.

The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the channels, and a K-9 unit patrolling nearby was the first to respond. As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the blonde ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then sat down on the steps. Putting her face in her hands, she moaned, "I come home to find all my possessions stolen. I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send me a BLIND policeman!"
If Noah lived today (in New Zealand)...

And the Lord spoke to Noah and said, "In one year, I am going to make it rain and cover the whole earth with water until all flesh is destroyed. But I want you to save the righteous people and two of every kind of living thing on the earth. Therefore, I am commanding you to build an Ark.

"In a flash of lightning, God delivered the specifications for an Ark. In fear and trembling, Noah took the plans and agreed to build the Ark.

"Remember," said the Lord, "You must complete the Ark and bring everything aboard in one year."

Exactly one year later, fierce storm clouds covered the earth and all the seas of the earth went into a tumult. The Lord saw that Noah was sitting in his front yard weeping.

"Noah," he shouted, "Where is the Ark?"

"Lord, please forgive me!" cried Noah. "I did my best, but there were big problems. First, I had to get a Resource Consent for construction and your plans did not meet the codes. I had to hire an engineering firm and redraw the plans and get an engineers report from the Council. Then I got into a fight with NZ Fire Service over whether or not the Ark needed a sprinkler system and smoke alarms, and the Ministry of Health over the provision of smoking or non smoking areas.

Then the Residents Association objected, claiming I was violating SAM zoning ordinances by building an Ark in my front yard that was a recreational watercraft and therefore a threat to existing homes.

Then I had problems getting enough wood for the Ark, because of the ban on native logging on the West Coast. They tried to get me to use Fijian Jarra but I couldn't get the necessary dispensation from Customs & Excise to import timber from a Pacific Island nation that wasn't party to the international working party on the lifecycle of native timbers. I finally convinced DOC that I needed the wood to indirectly save the kakapo from extinction which seemed to get a bit of a reaction, however, the Royal Forest and Bird Society objected and won't let me catch any kakapo. No kakapo. No wood.

Under the new Employment Contracts Act, the carpenters formed a union and went out on strike. I had to negotiate a settlement under the provisions of good faith bargaining before anyone would pick up a saw or a hammer. OSH arrived and now I have to produce a Hazard Management and safety procedure before they start work and ACC are insisting we pre-pay our annual premiums on the basis we may not be returning.

So now I have 16 carpenters on the Ark, but no kakapo and no wood. When news got out that I was rounding up other animals, MAF arrived and insisted I build quarantine facilities to hold them in for the 6 months before sailing. The also wanted blood samples to prove no genetic engineering practices were involved.

The next thing I know, the Regional Council is knocking on my door. They want an Environmental Impact Report on the proposed flood: the area it would cover, the amount of water in cubic metres, impact on local micro-ecosystems, velocity and force of water, cost to manufacturing and production and local transport, areas for possible relocation and resettlement. I tried telling them they were missing the point entirely.

Right now, I am trying to resolve a complaint filed with the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Race Relations Office that our selection criteria does not fairly reflect the age, gender, religious and race diversity of Earth.

Finally WINZ has waded in. They have seized my assets for alleged non-payment of child support. It seems a local baseball coach is claiming I knocked her up last year at the tapu lifting ceremony for the relocation of the New Plymouth cemetery. Mrs Noah is beside herself. She's enrolled herself in the Women in Leadership Seminar and has applied to the Waitangi Tribunal for her share of Tainui's corporate box at Ericsson Stadium and is leaving me. I really don't think I can finish the Ark for another five or six years," Noah wailed.

The sky began to clear, the sun began to shine and the seas began to calm.

A rainbow arched across the sky.

Noah looked up hopefully. "You mean you are not going to destroy the earth, Lord?"

No," said the Lord sadly. "I don't have to. The government already has."

......thanx Buddhi 4 that one =>:-)))
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Finally - A word of Wisdom:

Square your shoulders to the world, be not the kind to quit;

It's not the load that weighs you down .......but the way you carry it.
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