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His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)

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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

Radha and Krishna Exchange Clothes
Bundi/Kota, c. 1800

Hearing From
Divine Sources

BY: BHUTATMA DASA

Oct 19, USA (SUN) — "The faintest glimmering of the real knowledge of the Absolute has sufficient power to change radically and for good the whole of our mental and physical constitution..."

Drawn from a remarkable article, Initiation into Spiritual Life by Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati (Dec. 1928 Harmonist), the above quote led me to consider the question of the substantial editorial changes imposed upon the translations and purports of our beloved Spiritual Master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada. What follows is a brief presentation on the nature of spiritual transmission of knowledge, a perspective not offered as an original thought, but more a reminder that may be useful at this time in the aforementioned context.

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Yasodanandana dasa Letter to Tamal Krsna Goswami, Part 2

BY: SUN EDITORS

Oct 19, CANADA (SUN) —

The Godbro[thers] will see that my sen[ior] and older Godbrother is so eager to serve our Prabhupada and who will enthuse the devotion and inspire the newcomers. However if we try to imitate Srila Prabhupada by accept[ing] opulent worship directly in ISK[con] then we take the dangerous path of offense and such blatant imitation will simply lead to falldown as Srila Prabhupada predicted in NOI. "Upadesamrta Text 5 purport p. 50 lines 5 > 9 1976 Edit[ion]

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Three Gunas

BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS

Oct 19, FRANCE (SUN) —

I read on another site a nice article about the gunas. I want to add my little participation to it, even if it is maybe not necessary.

When we say that someone is in tamo-guna, it means that this influence is predominant is this person. But of course, like the Bhagavad-Gita says, the fight between the gunas never stops. And Srila Prabhupada said, if I am not wrong, that the gunas are always mixed, in this world. Therefore, in this person we will find, as well, some traces of passion and goodness. Even if someone was permanently sleeping, at least they would appear through his(her) dreams.

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Sri Damodarastakam, Text 7

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 19, CANADA (SUN) — The glorious month of Damodara.

Sri Sri Damodarastakam - Text 7

kuveratmajau baddha-murtyaiva yad-vat
tvaya mocitau bhakti-bhajau krtau ca
tatha prema-bhaktim svakam me prayaccha
na mokse graho me 'sti damodareha

O Damodara! Although You were bound to the mortar with ropes tied by mother Yasoda | You mercifully liberated the sons of Kuvera who were cursed by Narada Muni to stand as trees and You gifted them with Your own devotional service | Therefore please also bestow upon me Your own prema-bhakti in the most profuse way | This is my exclusive longing - I have no desire to any other type of liberation

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Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 3

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 19, CANADA (SUN) —

XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS - Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961)

Syamasundara dasa: Jung states that there are two basic attitudes: extrovertive and introvertive.

Srila Prabhupada: The introvert is called a muni because he is introspective. The extrovert is generally guided by rajas, the mode of passion.

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Parishads: Sri Rasikananda Deva Goswami

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 19, CANADA (SUN) — The Appearance day of Sri Rasikananda Deva Goswami is observed on October 20th.

Rasikananda Deva Goswami was born in 1512 of the Saka era (1590 AD) in the village of Rohini or Rayni in the Midnapore district. This village is situated at the confluence of the Subarnarekha and Dolanga rivers. His father's name was Raja Achyutananda and his mother, Bhavani Devi. The Subarnarekha River crosses back and forth across the present-day Bengal-Orissa border. Midnapore district used to be a part of the Orissan kingdom. Raja Achyutananda was an Orissan of the Karana caste, the equivalent of the Kayasthas in Bengal. A Vaishnava is beyond the material qualities and should not be judged in terms of his caste origins. Achyutananda and Rasikananda were born in the Karana caste in order to bless it.

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Yasodanandana dasa Letter to Tamal Krsna Goswami

BY: SUN EDITORS

Oct 17, CANADA (SUN) — Part One.

The following is a letter written by Yasodanandana dasa to Tamal Krsna Goswami in March 1979. A note at the top identifies the document, written in Yasodanandana's handwriting. There are a number of words that have been clearly abbreviated. For readability, the missing letters are included in brackets. If a word was illegible, it is followed by a (?).

To place the letter on the timeline of documents recently published, the 1979 Vrindavan paper challenging the Zonal Acaryas was completed on February 17, 1979. On February 26th, the GBC and the 11 appointees assembled in Vrindavan to address the concerns of the devotees. The following letter was written shortly thereafter.

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Sri Damodarastakam, Text 6

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 17, CANADA (SUN) — The glorious month of Damodara.

Sri Sri Damodarastakam - Text 6

namo deva! damodarananta! visno!
prasida prabho! duhkha-jalabdhi-magnam
krpa-drsti-vrstyati-dinam batanu-
grhanesa! mam ajnam edhy aksi-drsyah

Obeisances to You, O Deva! O Damodara! O Ananta! O Visnu! | O Prabhu! Be pleased with me. I am sinking deeply into the ocean of tribulations | Shower the rain of Your merciful glance upon me who am so pitifully fallen | Alas! Kindly exhibit Your favour and deliver me O Isa! I am totally ignorant | Please become visible to my eyes

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Retire Centralisation

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Oct 17, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) — In reference to modern ISKCON, could we pose the question: will the new layers of management proposed have a constitution to work to, or are they going to make it up as they go along? If they are, how different are they from the current GBC? Still, at least they can have more and more meetings to satisfy their unending appetite for such things

On a more serious note, the value, of course, in having a constitution is that the devotees will have to spend less time in meetings and contrivances and can actually carry out the tasks Srila Prabhupada set in HIS framework. Those that want centralised ISKCON are wasting the energy of the manpower.

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Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 17, CANADA (SUN) —

XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS - Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961)

Syamasundara dasa: Psychologists say that the unconscious or subconscious often acts through the conscious, but that we do not know it.

Srila Prabhupada: Yes, that is what I am saying. The subconscious is there, but it is not always manifest. Sometimes it is suddenly manifest, just as a bubble will suddenly emerge in a pond. The energy was there within all the time, but suddenly it comes out, just like a bubble popping to the surface of the water. You may not be able to understand why it emerges, but it is assumed that it was in the subconscious state and then suddenly manifests.

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BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 17, CANADA (SUN) — New items in the Sun's Classified ads section.

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Sat-Cid-Ananda

BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS

Oct 15, FRANCE (SUN) — In ISKCON's official newspaper, we have a report about a mid-term meeting of the GBC. As well, we have a photo of the meeting. I was immediately completely choked when seeing it. And it is not the first time I am! Is it really a meeting of Srila Prabhupada's and Lord Caitanya's Movement devotees? Or rather the preparation of a funeral?

I can see what looks to be Prahladananda Maharaja, Malati devi dasi, Anuttama das etc., etc... and it is really not a vision of Vaikuntha! But much more a picture of what looks to be depressive people, with sinister and six-foot long faces, with symptoms of heavy tamo-guna in the dress of goodness, not any sign of happiness... Woah! I guess that everyone will be greatly inspired by this transcendental picture! Who would not want to go through so many austerities, sacrifices etc. in order to finally become like that?

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This is Modern ISKCON

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 15, CANADA (SUN) — "GBC meet outlines major priorities of ISKCON" by FP News Service, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

Roles of zonal supervisors should meet standards set by Srila Prabhupada, assert members.

About three dozen Governing Body Commission members, including the senior sanyasi and sadhu of the ISKCON, went on a sight-seeing tour of Ujjain, under the guidance of chairman Bhakticharu Maharaj. They first paid a visit to the Mahakaleshwar Temple and then visited Narsing Ghat, Ram Ghat, Sandipani Ashram. They were briefe on the importance of these places.

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Instructions for a Constitution

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Oct 15, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) —

In the conversation in Vrndavana 1977, ref . 77052, Srila Prabhupada speaks about his Guru Maharaja wanting to form a constitution. But in the conversation Prabhupada is heard saying later he avoided it. I get the impression Prabhupada was referring to Tirtha Maharaja, avoiding making this constitution.

Tirtha Maharaja kept a scrap of paper that Srila Bhaktisiddanta had written on before he was to undergo a hernia operation, which later he decided not to go ahead with. Anyhow, Tirtha Maharaja produced this scrap of paper in court and was given rights to some of the Gaudiya math. The paper gave Srila Bhaktisiddanta's desires should he pass away during the hernia operation, that three trustees would manage the math by majority.

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Sri Damodarastakam, Text 5

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 15, CANADA (SUN) — The glorious month of Damodara.

Sri Sri Damodarastakam - Text 5

idam te mukhambhojam avyakta-nilair
vrtam kuntalaih nigdha-raktais ca gopya
muhus cumbitam bimba-raktadharam me
manasy avirastam alam laksa-labhaih

O Lord! Your lotus like face is completely surrounded by very dark blue, glossy reddish- | tinted curling hair and is kissed again and again by mother Yasoda | Your lotus face is endowed with lips red as bimba fruits - may it always remain visible in my heart | The attainment of millions of other boons is completely useless to me

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A Scotsman in the Himalayas, Part 14

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 19, CANADA (SUN) — Excerpts from the journal of an artist on expedition to the Himalayas.

Today's coloured aquatint was made by Robert Havell and Son from plate 12 in J.B. Fraser's Views in the Himala Mountains. James and his brother William met with many hill tribes in villages along the way as they travelled the Himalayan region. James sketched many of these groups and was fascinated by the diversity of their facial features and dress.

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Worshipping Govardhana Hill

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 19, CANADA (SUN) — The glorious occasion of Govardhana Puja is observed on October 20th.

KRSNA BOOK
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR - Worshiping Govardhana Hill

While engaged with the brahmanas who were too involved in the performance of Vedic sacrifices, Krsna and Balarama also saw that the cowherd men were preparing a similar sacrifice in order to pacify Indra, the King of heaven, who is responsible for supplying water. As stated in the Caitanya-caritamrta, a devotee of Krsna has strong and firm faith in the understanding that if he is simply engaged in Krsna consciousness and Krsna's transcendental loving service, then he is freed from all other obligations.

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Material Advancement is Material Exploitation

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS

Oct 19, INDIA (SUN) —

Srila Prabhupada: "Several times my typewriter and tape recorders were stolen and the police could not take any action. There are many persons in the Bowery Street; they have no shelter to live. So if a certain fraction of the people are supposed to be very materially happy at the cost of others, that is not material advancement. Had it been so, then why there are so many persons confused and frustrated? So actually there is no material advancement here. So the Western type of civilization, industrialism and capitalism, is no material advancement. It is material exploitation."

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Srila Prabhupada Today

BY: SRILA PRABHUPADA TODAY

Oct 19, INDIA (SUN) — October 19, 1972 : Vrindavan

Srila Prabhupada celebrates Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami's appearance day (Krishna Dasa Kaviraja Goswami was the author of the Chaitanya Charitamrita. In composing his Charitamrita, Krishna Dasa used the diaries of Murari Gupta and Swarupa Damodara, both intimate associates of Chaitanya.

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Oct 19,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit Vanipedia.org for audio files and transcripts.

October 19, 1974, Mayapura
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.39
"So wherever Krsna's pure devotees are there and when the pure devotees chant, Krsna is there. This is the secret."

October 19, 1975, Johannesburg
Bhagavad-gita 4.13
"We are now covered by the material energy. Just like we are covered now by the shirt and coat differently, but if we open our shirt and coat, we are human being, similarly, we are part and parcel of God."


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

A Scotsman in the Himalayas, Part 13

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 17, CANADA (SUN) — Excerpts from the journal of an artist on expedition to the Himalayas.

Today's coloured aquatint was made by Robert Havell and Son from plate 6 of James B. Fraser's Views in the Himala Mountains. The village of Kotgarh is situated upon a rock above the river Giri, a tributary of the Yamuna. It was reached by the party led by Fraser's brother William on 6 June 1815.

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Srila Prabhupada Today

BY: SRILA PRABHUPADA TODAY

Oct 17, INDIA (SUN) — October 17, 1976 : Chandigarh

Srila Prabhupada and his disciples were all invited by Puri Maharaja for a program and a feast at the Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Matha. (Srila Prabhupada was revered all over the world for his expertise in the Vedic scriptures and presentation of that knowledge in his books with such lucidity and clarity. What he achieved is unmatched.)

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Because Krsna is Saying This It Must Happen

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS

Oct 17, INDIA (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada: Determination means that one has to continue with patience and perseverance. I'm not getting the desired result. "Oh what is this Krsna consciousness, I give up." No. Determination. It is a fact. Because Krsna is saying this it must happen.

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A Scotsman in the Himalayas, Part 12

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 15, CANADA (SUN) — Excerpts from the journal of an artist on expedition to the Himalayas.

Today's coloured aquatint was made by Robert Havell and Son from plate 5 of J.B. Fraser's Views in the Himala Mountains. Fraser and his brother William reached Rampur, the capital of Bushair State in the Himalayan foothills, on 12 June 1815. It was an important trading place for cashmere wool and was situated on the banks of the river Sutlej, which was crossed by the precarious rope bridge seen in the bottom left corner.

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Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung

BY: SUN STAFF

Oct 15, CANADA (SUN) —

XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS - Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961)

Hayagriva dasa: Jung gave the following criticism of Sigmund Freud: "Sexuality evidently meant more to Freud than to other people. For him it was something to be religiously observed One thing was clear; Freud, who had always made much of his irreligiosity, had now constructed a dogma, or rather, in the place of a jealous God whom he had lost, he had substituted another compelling image, that of sexuality."

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Vaisnava Is Always Humble

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS

Oct 15, INDIA (SUN) — Srila Prabhupada: "Vaiṣṇava is always humble—meek and humble. That is Vaiṣṇava. Vaiṣṇava is powerful, but still he is very meek and humble."

Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 7.9.8 -- Mayapur, February 28, 1977:

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Srila Prabhupada Today

BY: SRILA PRABHUPADA TODAY

Oct 15, INDIA (SUN) — October 15, 1972 : Vrindavan

Srila Prabhupada takes His disciples on a tour around Vrindavan. (Srila Prabhupada trained his disciples in all aspects of Krishna consciousness - kirtanas, chanting, book distribution, Vaishnava etiquette, cooking for the Lord, Deity worship etc. Everything was expertly taught by the most qualified spiritual master. In this instance, he taught the devotees how one should see, revere and live in a holy dhama.)

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Guiness Record Bhagavad-gita Scam

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Oct 15, DENMARK (SUN) — The falsely edited "ISKCON" Bhagavad-gita will now be an attempted Guiness Book record. Thereby making it the greatest scam of religious books ever.

If for some reason you have any doubt that this is indeed a scam, you may inform yourself here.

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Oct 15, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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A Scotsman in the Himalayas
Parishads
Dialectical Spirit: Jung
Sri Damodarastakam
Three Gunas
Yasodanandana to Tamal Krsna
Hearing from Divine Sources
Srila Prabhupada Today
Material Advance, Exploitation
Worshipping Govardhana Hill
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
A Scotsman in the Himalayas
Because Krsna is Saying This
Dialectical Spirit: Jung
Retire Centralisation
Sri Damodarastakam
Yasodanandana to Tamal Krsna
Srila Prabhupada Today
Classifieds
A Scotsman in the Himalayas
Vaisnava is Always Humble
Guiness Record Gita Scam
Instructions for a Constitution
Dialectical Spirit: Jung
Sri Damodarastakam
Sat-Cid-Ananda
Srila Prabhupada Today
This is Modern ISKCON
Weekend Laffs
Cooking in Ancient India
1970s Devotees, Toronto
Rama Ekadasi
Dialectical Spirit: Freud
Flute Has Created a Problem
Difficult Situation
Sri Damodarastaka
"I Never Factually Heard"
Fully Cognizant of the Science
Srila Prabhupada Today
Cooking in Ancient India
I Am Not Flattering You
Dialectical Spirit: Freud
Sri Damodarastaka
Appearance of Radha-kund
Direction ISKCON is Taking
Srila Prabhupada Today
Classifieds
Cooking in Ancient India
Parishads
Dialectical Spirit: Freud
Progressive March?
Sri Damodarastaka
The Process for Initiations
Poor Cows, Milked, Slaughtered
Srila Prabhupada Today
Long Island Lawsuit Victory!

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