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"My long desired scheme of a Krsna Conscious daily newspaper is being implemented. Please do this work very nicely. It will be a very great step in the history of ISKCON movement."
~ Srila Prabhupada, Letter to Satsvarupa 1971


"Here in this world there are thousands of newspapers and magazines reporting the stale, repetitious happenings of this limited space. So for reporting the news of the unlimited spiritual realm, concerning the eternal, ever-fresh Supreme Personality of Godhead, we could publish a newspaper at every second, what to speak of daily."
~ Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura



"According to social conventions, it is said that one can speak the truth only when it is palatable to others. But that is not truthfulness. The truth should be spoken in such a straight and forward way, so that others will understand actually what the facts are. If a man is a thief and if people are warned that he is a thief that is truth. Although sometimes the truth is unpalatable, one should not refrain from speaking it. Truthfulness demands that the facts be presented as they are for the benefit of others. That is the definition of truth."
~ Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. Ch 10:4

"May cows stay in front of me; may cows stay behind me; may cows stay on both sides of me. May I always reside in the midst of cows."
(HBV 16.252)
In remembrance of Kurma Rupa dasa

Sri Sri Radha Krsna

Only With the Consent
of the Author

BY: GARUDA DAS, PhD

Jul 21, USA (SUN) — Śrīla Prabhupāda has been consistent over the years in his instructions on editing, that they should be, as he wrote in a letter to Rupanuga Prabhu in 1970: "Our editing is to correct grammatical and spelling errors only, without interpolation of style or philosophy" (Los Angeles: February 17, 1970). Almost exactly two years later, Śrīla Prabhupāda had his publishing contract with Macmillan Publishing Company modified under the revisions clause, no. V. to say that revisions were allowed only with the consent of the author, and he initialized this. Below is a copy of the actual contract:

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Five Pandava Temples
in Kerala, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 21, CANADA (SUN) —

Thirichittattu

The Mahavishnu Temple at Thrichittatt, Chengannoor (Chengannur) is one of the five Vishnu temples associated with the five Pandava Brothers. Built by the eldest brother, Yudhisthira, it is also the first temple devotees should visit when on parikrama to the five Pandava Temples.

The earliest references to this temple appear in the poems and hymns composed by the prominent Alvar saint, Nammalvar, in circa 800 A.D. There are also stone inscriptions in the temple which date it back to the Second Chera Empire (800 - 1102 A.D.), although, these inscriptions must have appeared in later additions or renovations of the original structure.

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Deva-Sayana Ekadasi

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 21, CANADA (SUN) — Deva-Sayana (Padma) Ekadasi, from the Bhavishya-uttara Purana, observed on July 23rd in Los Angeles and Mayapur.

The saintly king Yudhishthira Maharaj said, "Oh Keshava, what is the name of that Ekadasi that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha (June - July)? Who is the worshipable Deity for the auspicious day, and what is the process for observing this event?"

Lord Sri Krishna replied, "Oh caretaker of this Earthly planet, I shall gladly tell you a wonderful historical event that the deva lord Brahma once narrated to his son Narad Muni.

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Jul 21, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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The System is Rigged

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Jul 19, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) —

I asked some young people that I know whether it was their karma to live at home with their parents, as so many 20 or 30 year olds do, at least in the United Kingdom. Or whether it was the fault of the government of the day, who deliberately protects the banks by keeping house prices high (banks could not withstand a correction in the house market), and rents high, a result of years of cutting back on house building. Instead of letting the house market find its own level, the government intervenes artificially with mortgage backed guarantees or help-to-buy schemes, all of which push house prices higher and higher. This protects the interest of banks who lend the money or allow private landlords to exploit with excessive rents.

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Five Pandava Temples
in Kerala

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 19, CANADA (SUN) —

While on pilgrimage, the five Pandava brothers built a five unique Mahavisnu temples in various parts of Kerala state. All five temples were positioned along the banks of the holy River Pamba. Yudhishtira Pandava installed Lord Visnu at Thirichittattu, less than 2 km. north of Chengannur. Bhima build a Visnu temple at Thripuliyoor. Arjuna built the Krishna Parthasaradhy Temple at Thiruarunmula. Nakula Pandava built a Visnu temple at Thiruvanvandoor. And finally, Sahadeva built a temple at Thirikudithanam. The five temples are collectively known as the Pandava Temples.

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Free Will and Determinism

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Jul 17, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) — Free will and determinism is an interesting topic to transcendently delve into. Krishna says everyone has to follow their nature, what can repression accomplish. He also says a man of intelligence endeavouring to control his mind and senses can easily be swept away, as a boat in a storm.

Within the modes of nature different choices are available. Srila Prabhupada says we are not dead stones, but on choosing something, Krishna's energies are set to carry out and activate these choices and according to guna and karma, differing results are set to take place automatically.

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Stage Set for Puri Jagannatha's Annual Sojourn

BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Jul 17, JAGANNATHA PURI, ORISSA In the backdrop of the nationwide buzz over the Supreme Court's recent proposal to allow people of all faiths into Jagannath Temple and put a curb on servitors from collecting dakshina from devotees, the Deities of the 12th century shrine are all set to start their annual sojourn to Gundicha Temple, believed to be their birthplace, marking Rath Yatra on Saturday.

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The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 15

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 21, CANADA (SUN) — The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture.

CHAPTER VIII. – Part Two

By presenting an offering to Varuna in the house of the suta (court-minstrel, chronicler and equerry) he secures the merits of a Varunasava, a particular rite which in the same bramana is identified with the rajasuya 278); the suta, the custodian of the ancient ksatriya traditions who in the epic tales is even credited with foreknowledge of the future, resembles Varuna in that both of them are savas "instigators, stimulators", Varuna — who is the god of law and order, who, inter alia, regulates the course of the waters and governs men and nature by his "observances" - the gods the suta of men 279).

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Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 74

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 21, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.

Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni - I. The Agnyâdhâna Or Establishment Of The Sacred Fires - Second Adhyâya – Second Brâhmana, Part One

2:2:2:1 - 1. Now, in performing that sacrifice, they slay it; and in pressing out the king (Soma), they slay him; and in quieting and immolating the victim, they slay it. The haviryagña they slay with the mortar and pestle, and with the two mill-stones.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Jul 21,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.



July 21, 1973, London
Bhagavad-gita 1.26
"First of all I was affectionate to my body. Then, as soon as I get a wife, I become affectionate to her. Then, as soon as I get children, I become affectionate to children. In this way I expand my affection for this material world."

July 21, 1973, London
Room Conversation with Sir Alistair Hardy
"How one can approach God if he leads a sinful life? That is our propagation. You give up this sinful life. Then you'll be able to understand God. You follow Christianity or Mohammedanism or Buddhism. It doesn't matter. You give up this sinful life."

July 21, 1975, San Francisco
Morning Walk
"Fire is also one of the elements like water and earth. So if there is life in the water, life on the earth, why not in the fire?"

July 21, 1975, San Francisco
Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.40
"Dharma, religion, is explained in English dictionary as "a kind of faith." That is the beginning. But really dharma means the constitutional position."


Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 14

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 19, CANADA (SUN) — The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture.

CHAPTER VIII. – Part One

Paraphernalia; officials

The paraphernalia or emblems of royalty were supposed to represent the sovereign authority 255). The five ensigns of royalty were a white umbrella, fly-whisks, shoes, turban 256), and throne (the pancakaku-dani: this term literally means: "the five summits": we shall see further on that the same term for "summit" is also given to the king himself). Besides, there was the sword of state.

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Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 73

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 19, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.

Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni - I. The Agnyâdhâna Or Establishment Of The Sacred Fires - Second Adhyâya – First Brâhmana - The Oblations, Part Two

2:2:1:15 - 15. Now when he makes offering to Agni Pavamâna, he thereby obtains that form of his (Agni's) which he laid down on this earth; and when he makes offering to Agni Pâvaka, he thereby obtains that form of his which he laid down in the ether; and when he makes offering to Agni Suki, he thereby obtains that form of his which he laid down in the sky: and thus he lays down the entire Agni unmutilated. For this reason also he should take out the oblations subsequent (to the full-offering).

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The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 13

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 17, CANADA (SUN) — The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture.

CHAPTER VII. – Part Two

[Regarding a ruler who proved tyrannical] It does not seem necessary to explain these facts 238) by the hypothesis that this was the outcome of a different view of king-ship 239). As a rule the opinion prevailed that only good kings were truly devas 240). Only incidentally the view is pronounced that whatever a king does is right 241), that is to say that even a wicked monarch is inviolable because of his sanctity.

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Satapatha-Brahmana, Part 72

BY: SUN STAFF

Jul 17, CANADA (SUN) — A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.

Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni - I. The Agnyâdhâna Or Establishment Of The Sacred Fires - Second Adhyâya – First Brâhmana - The Oblations, Part One

2:2:1:1 - 1. When he has taken out the Âhavanîya fire [1], he performs the Full-offering [2]. The reason why he performs the full-offering is that he thereby causes that Agni to become an eater of food for his own self; that he thereby offers food to him. Even as (a mother or cow) would offer the breast to a new-born child or calf, so does he thereby offer food to him.

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Millions Take Part
in Puri Rath Yatra

BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Jul 17, JAGANNATHA PURI, ORISSA Braving heavy rain, a large number of people turned up and cheered Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra during the Deities' divine journey on chariots from Jagannath Temple to Gundicha Temple (Their birthplace), marking Rath Yatra on Saturday. As the giant juggernauts started rolling on the Grand Road in gung-ho procession, a wave of euphoria swept the temple town. Emotions ran high the moment devotees caught glimpse of the Deities on chariots.

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Science of Kingship, Pt. 15
Deva-Sayana Ekadasi
Five Pandava Temples, Pt. 2
Only With Author's Consent
Satapatha-Brahmana, 74
Weekend Laffs
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Science of Kingship, Pt. 14
Five Pandava Temples
The System is Rigged
Satapatha-Brahmana, 73
Science of Kingship, Pt. 13
Free Will and Determinism
Satapatha-Brahmana, 72
Millions in Puri Rath Yatra
Stage Set for Puri Rath
Science of Kingship, Pt. 12
Parishads
Satapatha-Brahmana, 71
Nabajouban Darshan
Science of Kingship, Pt. 11
Parishads
Gundica Marjana
Eulogy for Bhaktivinoda
Satapatha-Brahmana, 70
Puri Scion Hopeful for Rath
Science of Kingship, Pt. 10
Sree Jagannath Jeeu, Nayagarh
Satapatha-Brahmana, 69
Curb on Servitors' Dakshina
Science of Kingship, Pt. 9
Parishads
Yogini Ekadasi
The Matchless Gift, Pt. 6
Wooing Censurship
Upon Closer Inspection
Debunking Lies & Fallacies
Satapatha-Brahmana, 68
Weekend Laffs
Science of Kingship, Pt. 8
The Matchless Gift, Pt. 5
Urdhva-pundra, Vaisnava Tilak
ISKCON Boston Offenses
ISKCON Investments
Satapatha-Brahmana, 67

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