New Zealand Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network Newsletter 8 Archive:
New Zealand Hare Krishna Spiritual Resource Network Newsletter
Number #008 ( Y2K 1999-2000 )
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_0____,   All glories to Srila Prabhupad.

I'd like to Officially welcome everyone who is receiving this
either directly from me or second or third hand from friends to
our Network. Many of you will have had a chance to view our
WWW-site by now - and the feedback has been appreciated. As we
expand the facility of resource more pages will appear, and with
the intent of assisting you all in the smooth execution of your
individual prescribed duties/services/functions. I trust that all
is well with everyone by the Mercy of the Lord. However, if anyone
would like to be removed please just send me a message requesting
me to do so, and I will do promptly. If you would like to be added
directly to the mailout please also let me know and I will do the
needful. Hare Krishna. =>B-) JTCd

This newsletter is best viewed using Courier New 9 font.
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   WWW - news and views: Calendar Updates.
            Saphalaa Ekadasi - the sacred day of Hari
            Where to download you Calendar Making Program from.
            Millennium Festival Sth Island.
   Deals for members: More amazing deals for everyone.
   Missing Links:  are you here?
   Advertisements: check them out...
   Words of Wisdom - Shastra & Shastrakaras speak:
   (Srila Prabhupad & the previous Acaryas)
   At Grass Roots: Y2K - topical stuff
      Just a couple of days to get some preparations made.

   Prasadam Recipes: To slake the thirst of body, mind & soul
   Krishna conscious - Vedikly acceptable jokes:

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The Interactive Vaishnava Calendar page is coming along nicely:
Check out the Ekadasi pages that are coming together, with links
to every Ekadasi:

Coming Up early January 2000.
Saphalaa Ekadasi
Some interesting Youth and Young devotees / young Hindus sites.
coming off the main index page:

Brahma-Madhwa-Gaudiya-sampradaya's Guru parampara listing:

A Who's Who...... something about everyone - their pastimes,
teachings, mission, etc. Where they fit in on the Calendar.
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          ._   '._.-'''-._.'   _.      Not meaning to be too
            '-..'   | |   '..-'     mundane, but please remember
         --._ /.==. | | .==.\ _.--    to use your sun-block
             ;/_o__\ V /_o__\;         as the sun in NZ has
        -----|`     ) (     `|-----    the potency to burn
            _: \_) (\_/) (_/ ;_      in as few as 15-20 mins
         --'  \  '._.=._.'  /  '--    with our depleted Ozone
           _.-''.  '._.'  .''-._
          '    .''-.(_).-''.    '  So slap it on and live long
             .'   '  :  '   '.      to serve Lord Sri Krishna
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Now that summer is upon us and lots of people are taking to the
water, I thought you might like to have a look at this site. Its
prime focus is to ensure everyone in New Zealand will have the
water safe attitudes, skills and behaviour necessary to use and
enjoy water environments safely.


Y2K is ONLY A COUPLE of DAYS away, are you prepar(ed)ing ???

Download you Vaishnava Calendar and make a hard copy for the next
year from our site:



No one other than Krishna knows to what extent we will be affected.
Here we are suggesting some contingency plan so as not to
incenvenience our lives too much be implemented. There are some
interesting facts, as well as some hairy possibilities.

If nothing goes wrong and we all have provisions, then where
is the loss? One thing for sure is that the Gaura Purnima festival
and feast will be that much bigger and better.

The ultimate plan is to chant the Hare Krishna maha mantra...

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

                                ...irrespective of what...!
                  "New Millinium Travelling Festival"

HH Indradyumna Swami has asked me to inform all of you regarding
the details of the upcoming travelling festival program on the
South Island of New Zealand. We welcome as many devotees as would
like to come.

The travelling festival will take place from January 10th - 30th.
The theme will be 'Spiritual Solutions to Material Problems'.
We will be meeting various dignitaries and VIPs along the way to
offer guidance and advice for a new millenium.

To keep costs down and make everything simple and easy, we will
generally be staying in public campings. Devotees are expected to
bring their own tents and pay for their own fees at the camping sites.
In a couple of places (ie: Christchurch and Dunedin) we will organize
devotee's and friends' homes for free accomodation.

Devotees must also make their own travel arrangements. We expect many
devotees to travel by public transportion from place to place (bus).

In order to make bookings for campings, we need to know by December
10th (at the latest) exactly how many adults and children will
be coming ...and for how many days.  It is very important that you
contact me on, or before this date, if you plan to come. We cannot
guarantee that late reservations will be accepted.

Everyone who joins us will be asked to contribute $5 per day for
prasadam, children under 12 will be free of charge.

We will have incense, blissballs and stickers available for
distribution, if you need to raise funds as you go.

All devotees will be required to do menial tasks to help with
the general running of the festival;  cleaning duties,  kitchen
service,  bhoga shopping, etc.

Devotees will also be expected to strictly follow a devotional
morning program.

The planned itinerary is as follows.

 JANUARY 2000.
 Tue 11 -- CHRISTCHURCH - Mandira and Sri Govinda's wedding
 Wed 12 -- leave for DUNEDIN --
 Harinam in Ashburton, Temuka, Timaru-stop for lunch, Oamaru
 Thu 13 -- DUNEDIN Harinam
 Fri 14 -- DUNEDIN Harinam
 Sat 15 -- DUNEDIN Harinam & Program
 Sun 16 -- DUNEDIN Sunday Feast
 Mon 17 -- INVERCARGILL Harinam
 Tue 18 -- INVERCARGILL Harinam & Program
 Thu 20 -- QUEENSTOWN Harinam
 Fri 21 -- QUEENSTOWN Program
 Sat 22 -- WANAKA Harinam -- to WEST COAST -- HOKITIKA Harinam
 Sun 23 -- GREYMOUTH Harinam & Program
 Mon 24 -- NELSON
 Tue 25 -- NELSON Harinam
 Wed 26 -- NELSON Harinam & Program
 Thu 27 -- TAKAKA Harinam
 Fri 28 -- TAKAKA Harinam & Program
 Sat 29 -- BLENHEIM Harinam -- KAIKOURA Harinam
 Sun 30 -- CHRISTCHURCH Sunday Feast

 RSVP Jambavati Dasi, c/- OR:
 14 Cochrane St
 New Zealand
 ph. 0064-3-453-0150

Your servant,
Jambavati dasi

See you there........
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make advantages for devotees who want to use our network. As new
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about discounts and how to have access to them - what to do.

This is a totally free service, we have worked hard to organise it
please make good use of it for you development of Krishna Seva.

We have just received a shipment of books from HH Bhaktivikash
Swami of some of his books in print at present:

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Seems there are a few devotees getting this in Australia too, G'Day.

We've made a link to help you too, we plan to develop this site too,
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Please get back to me to be included.

North Sydney Temple shop site coming soon... they're presently in
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Amazingly devotees in Canada, USA, South Africa, India and Singapore are
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A brilliant seclection of K.C. Postcards - pics Srila Prabhupad, Srila
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    The first thing is that one should very nicely understand the
position of material existence. Sanätana Gosvämi, who approached
Lord Chaitanya, he presented himself that “My dear Lord, people in
general, they speak of me that I am very learned man,” grämya
vyavahäre kaha pandita, “I am very learned man. But actually when I
think of myself, what kind of learned man I am, I do not know what I
am.” So this type of advancement of knowledge, simply for material
comforts, without knowing about oneself, “What I am?” they’re simply
useless labour. One should try to understand what he is. That is also
the beginning of Vedänta-sütra. Athäto brahma jijnäsä: one should be
inquisitive to understand about himself, Brahman, or the Supreme
Brahman. That is the real necessity of this human form of life. The
animals, they cannot inquire about himself or about the Supreme. But
a human being can inquire, that “I want to become happy, but miseries
are coming upon me one after another.” At least, one should know what
are the miseries. The miseries are three kinds of miseries. It is not
the question of one religion or another religion. The miserable
condition of life is for everyone, either he is Hindu or he is Muslim
or Christian or Jew. It doesn’t matter. Anyone who has accepted this
material body has to undergo the miserable condition of material
existence. That is a fact. And what are the miserable condition?
There are three types: adhyätmika, adhibhautika, adhidaivika.
Adhyätmika means pertaining to the body, mind. Everyone is
experienced that “I’m not feeling today well due to some sickness
of my body or some mental disturbance.” This is called adhyätmika.
And there are other miseries inflicted by other living entities,
my enemies, some animal, some mosquito or some bug. There are so
many living entities, they are also try to give me some trouble.
This is called adhibhautika. And there is another type of misery,
which is called adhidaivika. That is natural disturbance—severe
cold, severe heat, some famine, some earthquake, some disaster,
some hurricanes. There are so many things, natural disturbance.
So in either of these three types of miserable condition we are.
But those who are foolish, they do not see to it. Under illusion
of mäyä they think, “Oh, we are very happy.” This is called mäyä.
One is not happy, but he’s thinking, “I am happy.” And they are
trying to become happy in so many other ways.
But that is not the way of seeking happiness. If we actually
want to be happy, then you have to inquire about your
constitutional position, what I am. That is meditation, to know.
You just think over yourself, “Whether I am this body?” If you
think that... Suppose you think over your, meditate upon your
finger. You’ll come to the conclusion that “I am not this finger.
It is my finger. I am not this finger.” Because if the finger is
cut off, that I am not dead, therefore I am not finger. It is
very easy to understand. So you meditate on every part of your body.
You’ll come to the conclusion, if you are sane, that “I am not this
body. The body is mine. I am not this dress. The dress is mine.”
That is the conclusion. Then what I am? At the present moment I
am identifying with this body, with this dress. (child disturbing)
That is illusion. Yasyätma-buddhih kunape tri-dhätuke [SB 10.84.13].
Bhägavata says anyone who is identifying himself with this body,
he’s an ass. He’s not even a human being. Actually it is so, because
I am not this body. And the beginning of Bhagavad-gitä is with
this proposition, that you are not this body. Dehino ’smin yathä
dehe kaumäram yauvanam jarä [Bg. 2.13]. The body is growing
because I am sitting within this body. A child grows so long the
soul is there. If a child takes birth, dead body, it does not
grow. That means the soul is not there. That is called dead.
So this preliminary knowledge one has to learn. That is called
brahma-jijnäsä. The Bhagavad-gitä begins from this point, that
“I am not this body.”
So this is... The function of human activity is to know oneself,
what he is, and then begin his work. And if he works simply just
like animal, eating, sleeping, mating and defending... These
are animal activities. If you simply endeavor for eating whole
day and night, and if you are satisfied whatever you like to
eat, and you think that “My mission of life is finished, now
my belly is full with foodstuff,” that is not human civilization.
But in this age people are degrading so much that at the end of
the day, if he can have a full belly meal, he says, “Oh, I am
now satisfied.” Just like animal. Or “If I can sleep in a nice
apartment, oh, I am very happy.” Or “If I can mate with a
beautiful opposite sex, oh, I am happy.” These are animal
happiness. Actual human happiness is not simply to meet the
bodily demands. That is called brahma-jijnäsä. Athäto brahma
jijnäsä. Now where to inquire about this Brahman, about oneself,
that is the next question. Just like if you want to learn
something about medical science you have to approach some medical
man or you have to take admission in some medical school or
college. Or if you want to learn about engineering you have to
seek after somebody who knows engineering or technology.
That is the way of education. So many universities and
department of knowledge teaching different department of
knowledge. Similarly, if you want to learn about yourself,
Brahman, then you have to seek after some teacher who can
teach you about your self. This is common knowledge. This
is common knowledge. So all the Vedic literature says that
in order to learn that transcendental science about yourself
or about God, then tad vijnänärtham sa gurum eväbhigacchet
[Mundaka Upanishad 1:2:12]. In order to learn that science,
don’t manufacture, but scientific way, if you want to
learn... Tad vijnänärtham sa gurum eva..., gurum eva
abhigacchet. Guru means spiritual master. Eva, eva means
certainly. Not that if somebody thinks, “Oh, I can learn
about myself without approaching any spiritual master.”
That is wrong. Actually eva, eva means certainly. One must.
And this verb gacchet is used where this sense is used,
“must.” Gacchet, “must go,” “must approach.” That is the
injunction of the Vedas. Similarly, the injunction of
Shrimad-Bhägavatam is also tasmäd gurum prapadyeta
ijnäsuh shreya uttamam [SB 11:3:21].

(Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 13th April 1969.
Srimad Bhagavatam 11:3:21. lecture excerpt, New York.)

Yes there was all darkness in New York on the 10th instant and
it was not a happy incident. I learn that may people remained
in the elevators and in the subway trains for more than seven
to eight hours in darkness. I do not read newspapers but there
must have been some mishaps also which we may not know. That is
the way of material civilization too much depending on machine.
At any time the whole thing may collapse and therefore we may
not be self complacent depending so much on artificial life.
The modern life of civilization depends wholly on electricity
and petrol and both of them are artificial for man. You will
be surprised to know that I had to take help of the old crude
method of lightening by burning some vegetable oil and use the
small bowl as lamp to save myself from the extreme darkness. I
could not procure any candle from the shop but by the Grace of
Krishna one friend Mr. Bill happened to come and he arranged
for some fruits and candle. Yes in India we such experience
failure of electricity but I was surprised to see the same
thing in America. In India the village people say that in
Europe (Vilait) also there is ass. And I saw it practically
that it is true. Even in such an advanced country there may
be possibility such failure but failure in America is more
dangerous than that in India. In India they are not so much
dependent on electricity but in America the whole activity
is dependent on electricity and think on that night it was
a great deal of loss to the American nation.

(Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 13th November 1965.
letter to Sally.)

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      religious principles of all living entities are one."
        (Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Sri Krsna Samhita.)

Here's another amazing little essay by Srila Sac-cid Ananda Bhaktivinod
Thakur Prabhupad in 1896 AD., with links to others...
Something on Positive Association, and an inspirational letter from
Srila Prabhupada:
Pramanas - the accepted methods of understanding the truth:

...some truly interesting nectar here (no pun intended)

Subject:  Success, Wealth or Love

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white
beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.
She said "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry.
Please come in and have something to eat."

"Is the man of the house home?" they asked.
"No", she said. "He's out."
"Then we cannot come in", they replied.
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what
had happened.

"Go tell them I am home and invite them in!"
The woman went out and invited the men in.
"We do not go into a House together," they replied.
"Why is that?" she wanted to know.  One of the old men
explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of
his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success,
and  I am Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your
husband which one of us you want in your home."

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her
husband was overjoyed. How nice!!", he said. "Since that is
the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our
home with wealth!"  His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't
we invite Success?" Their daughter-in-law was listening from
the other corner of the house.  She jumped in with her own
suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home
will then be filled with love!"

"Let us heed our daughter-in-law's advice," said the husband
to his wife.  "Go out and invite Love to be our guest."
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of
you is Love?  Please come in and be our guest."

Love got up and started walking toward the house. The
other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady
asked Wealth and Success:  "I only invited Love, Why are
you coming in?"  The old men replied together: "If you
had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would've
stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes,
we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is
also Wealth and Success!!!!!!"


Where there is pain, we wish you peace and mercy. Where there
is self doubting, we wish you a renewed confidence in Your
Ability to work through them.  Where there is tiredness, or
exhaustion, we wish you understanding, patience, and
renewed strength.  Where there is fear, we wish you love,
and courage.

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Beans and legumes are not only rich in essential iron, vitamin B,
and proteins, but they're also delious! Here are some of the many
interesting ways to use them.

Israeli Chickpea Croquettes (Falafel)

Falafel are spicy chickpea croquettes. The original Egyptian
variety contained dried white broad beans and were called ta'amia.
In Israel, chickpeas were substituted for the broad beans.
Falafel  are delicious served stuffed inside split Middle
Eastern Round Bread (Pita) dressed with Tahini Sauce or Hummus
and accompanied by green salad.


COOKING TIME: 20 minutes

YIELD: 14 to 16 falafel

11/4 cups (310 ml) chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) yellow asafoetida powder
3/4 cup (185 ml) finely chopped parsley
1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground coriander
1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) cayenne pepper
11/2 teaspoons (7 ml) salt
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) baking powder
oil for deep-frying

1. Place the chickpeas in a food processor and mince finely.
Scrape the minced chickpeas into a bowl. Fold in the herbs,
spices, salt, and baking powder. Mix well, knead, and leave
for 30 minutes.

2. Form the mixture into 14 to 16 falafel balls. If they're
too sticky, roll the falafel in a little flour. Repeat until
all the mixture is rolled.

3. Fill a heavy pan or wok with ghee or oil to a depth of
6.5 - 7.5 cm (21/2 - 3 inches). Heat until moderately hot
180°C/355°F. Deep-fry 6 to 8 falafels at a time, turning
when required, for 5 or 6 minutes, or until they're evenly
golden brown.

4. Remove and drain on paper towels. Cook all the falafel.
Serve hot, as recommended above.

Baked Zucchini with Cheddar Cheese

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 as a side

2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese or Tasty Tararua; shredded
1/8 tsp ground white pepper


Place the sliced zucchini into a large bowl.
Combine the remaining ingredients and toss well.

Pour into a lightly oiled 2-quart casserole.

Bake at 350F (175 C). for 35-40 minutes.

200g 7 oz 1 ¾ cups  white self-raising flour
250g 9 oz 1 ½ cups  currants
175g 6 oz 1 cup  raisins
75g 3 oz ½ cup  sultanas
75g 3 oz ½ cup  dried apricots, finely chopped
75g 3 oz ¾ cup  flaked almonds
300ml ½ pint 1 ¼ cups  orange juice
175g 6 oz ¾ cup  soft unsalted butter
100g 4 oz ½ cup  caster sugar
2 tbs. 2 tbs. 2 tbs.  molasses
8 tbs. 8 tbs. 8 tbs.  sour cream
50g 2 oz ½ cup  ground almonds
1 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp.  ground mixed spice
½ tsp. ½ tsp. ½ tsp.   ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ¼ tsp. ¼ tsp.   ground nutmeg
3 tbs. 3 tbs. 3 tbs.  milk
 grated rind 1 lemon


2 tbs. 2 tbs. 2 tbs.  apricot jam
2 tbs. 2 tbs. 2 tbs.  clear honey
2 tbs. 2 tbs. 2 tbs.  boiling water
a selection of halved shelled nuts
Preheat the oven to 140C/275F/gas mark 1
Use a 20cm/8 inch round cake tin.

Place the dried fruit in a bowl with the flaked almonds, lemon
rind and orange juice, cover with a damp cloth and leave to
stand for 8 hours or overnight.

Grease and line the base and sides of the cake tin with a double
layer of greased greaseproof paper. Tie a thick band of brown
paper around the outside of the tin and stand it on a pad of
brown paper on a baking sheet to protect the cake during cooking.

Cream the butter, sugar and molasses together until light and
fluffy. Gradually beat in the sour cream, a little at a time,
adding the ground almonds alternately and mixing well after
each addition.

Sieve the flour and spices into the bowl, adding any bran
remaining in the sieve. Add the fruit, with the liquid, then
the milk and mix to a dropping consistency. Spoon into the
prepared tin and smooth the top. Cover the top loosely with
several layers of greaseproof paper and a layer of brown paper.

Bake in the preheated cool oven. Check the cake after 2 ½ hours,
and then at half hourly intervals. Test by inserting a warm
knife into the centre of the cake; if it emerges clean then
the cake is ready.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin until
completely cold. Remove from tin, and take out of the lining
paper. Wrap in kitchen foil and store in an airtight
container until needed.

Decoration: Arrange the nut halves on the top of the cake.
Make a glaze by combining the apricot jam with the honey and
boiling water in a small bowl. This makes a smooth, shiny
paste. Brush this over the top of the cake.

These and other EGGLESS CAKE recipies can be found on our
Main index and on many other pages.
...and the Magic ingredient - Offer it to Krishna........
...with L'n D (love and devotion)

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The brain is a wonderful machine.

It begins to work as soon as you wake up and doesn´t finish until
you´ve arrived at work.

In Melbourne temple circa 1986 a devotee called Pancajanya prabhu
was giving the Sunday feast class and was discussing evolutionism
and creationism, when one rather insistant fellow interjected
objecting to the concept that God had created everything saying,
"...we were always taught that we evolved from monkeys..."

Pancha' with a raised hand cut him off in mid sentance and said,
 "..sir we can discuss your family heritage later, but for now
we're presenting the philosophy of Krishna consciousness!"
A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
In some traditions they say prayers before eating their food. And
when you look at what they eat it's not surprising. In Krsna
consciousness however we also say a prayer but asking to control
the tongue so we don't over do it, and then in love relish what
we have as Krsna prasadam, the Lord's mercy.
The Supreme  Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene
in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons.

They just couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.
Sometimes the term having a majority only means that all the fools
are on the same side.
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