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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

Sri Garuda
Nepal Bronze, 19th c.

Challenging the
Zonal Acarya System, Part 16

BY: SUN EDITORS

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) —

Page twenty-nine

SREYAS OR PREYAS

When Srila Prabhupada departed from this mortal world, his last days contained emotional requests to his disciples.

"There is nothing new to be said. Whatever I had to say, I have already said in my books. I have already given the ideas in my books, so you should all read them. Do good to others; to not exploit them. This is our mission: whatever we have teach others. If I depart, there is no cause for lamentation. I will always be with you through my books and my orders. I will always remain with you in that way."

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Other Short Arguments

BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS

Sep 21, FRANCE (SUN) — Let's go on with Jayadvaita's answers to the arguments of book change opponents. Which he calls "myths".

"If you're going to revise a book, the only way to do it with integrity is to include a footnote for every change."

Jayadvaita's answer:

"For books meant for scholars concerned with textual criticism, yes. For books meant for the general reader, no. For the general reader, such footnotes are just a distraction.

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The Best Way to Control the Mind

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DASA

Sep 21, INDIA (SUN) —

Śrīla Prabhupāda... The mind is the original cause of material bondage. It is followed by many enemies, such as anger, pride, greed, lamentation, illusion and fear. The best way to control the mind is to engage it always in Kṛṣṇa consciousness (sa vai manaḥ kṛṣṇa-padāravindayoḥ [SB 9.4.18]). Since the followers of the mind bring about material bondage, we should be very careful not to trust the mind.

FULL STORY

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — New items in the Sun's Classified ads section.

[ For Sale ]


Challenging the
Zonal Acarya System, Part 15

BY: SUN EDITORS

Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) —

Page twenty-seven

THE SPIRITUAL MASTERS ARE EQUAL

Recently the issue of "representative of Krsna," was discussed with one guru. When it was proposed to him that the temple presidents of the devotees in our centers were also Krsna's representatives, his reply was, "No. They are simply managers." Another sannyasi analyzed the situation in this way, "Ultimately the power is with the guru-GBCs. The way I see it, if you want to preach, you'll have to go with a guru." The other GBCs with either bloop or become gurus themselves."

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Traitors in our Midst

BY: JAYA MADHAVA DAS (ACBSP)

Sep 19, MOSCOW, RUSSIA (SUN) — Nothing is Sacred in ISKCON and the BBT Anymore.

The Sampradaya Sun has logically and in extreme valid details come forward as one of the few devotee webpages to bravely stick it's neck out and expose the offences of the endless book changes by the BBT and Srila Prabhupada's disciples editing of his books and positively changing the original words of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, a Pure Devotee. This is the last straw!

OR so we thought... Now the BBT has taken the outrageous, illegal move of using HDG Srila Prabhupada's sacred BBT—Bhaktivedanta Swami Book Trust, to print mundane yoga/New Age books.

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Short Arguments

BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS

Sep 19, FRANCE (SUN) — In Jayadvaita Swami's and his BBTI site, as anyone could see, we find his answers to the arguments of book change opponents. Let's see a couple of them:

"Revising an author's works after his departure is a shoddy, disreputable practice no respectable publisher would approve."

Jayadvaita's answer:
"Not so. Restoring lost or mangled text to great works of literature is an endeavor scholars and educated readers highly value, and publishing houses with impeccable reputations for scholarly integrity have published posthumously edited works by such authors as Melville, Thoreau, Faulkner, Hemingway, Orwell, Joyce, Robert Frost, Mark Twain, and James Fenimore Cooper."

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How Sumati Morarji Fulfilled Her Father-in-law's Promise

BY: BRIJBASI DAS

Sep 19, EUROPE (SUN) — By giving Srila Prabhupada a free ticket to New York on the "Jaladuta", Sumati Morarji also fulfilled a promise that was given by her father-in-law some 40 years before. Narottam Morarji, the founder of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company and a prominent Indian businessman, promised to give his support and help to the Gaudiya Math preaching in the West. Unfortunately he died in a car accident on November 5, 1929, a few years before the first Gaudiya Math preachers went to London. The main mouthpiece of the Gaudiya Math, a Bengali weekly magazine "Gaudiya" mentioned Narottam's demise and his promise thus:

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On Data Collection

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Sep 19, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) — Regarding our thoughts on data collection, could the GBC give a comprehensive list of the ethnicity of those initiated devotees, in each of the counties, as well as the number actively engaged in missionary activities such as book distribution, Harinama sankirtana, prasadam distribution, door to door or preaching in other fields? Included could be looking at what part of the populations are being administered to. Each country will have particular interests to examine the data and look at the strengths and weaknesses, in order to prioritise some of the goals Srila Prabhupada intended.

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If I Can Create One Moon, That Is Sufficient

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DASA

Sep 19, INDIA (SUN) —

Srila Prabhupāda: ..."I don't make any compromise with these rascals. No words. No, no. I never made that. Even if I don't get any disciples, I'll be satisfied. But I can't make any compromise like these rascals. I cannot make. Ekaś candras tamo hanti na ca tārā sahasrasaḥ*. If I create one moon, that is sufficient. I don't want many stars. That was my Guru Mahārāja's principle, and that is my principle. What is the use of having number of fools and rascals? If one man understands rightly, he can deliver the whole world."

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Challenging the
Zonal Acarya System, Part 14

BY: SUN EDITORS

Sep 17, CANADA (SUN) —

Page twenty-six

We should stop and soberly consider, before allowing this issue to degenerate to lower levels of disagreement. These days, epitaphs like "envious snake" are being flung around with abandon. This is not at all good. We are presenting this whole topic of discussion, a most important topic of discussion for all of us, in a very gentlemanly manner. Christ spoke the truth when he said, "One who lives by the sword must die by the sword." Death, in this example, also indicates defeat.

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Nothing is Modernized

BY: BHAKTA TORBEN

Sep 17, DENMARK (SUN) — The old thing is going on…

(More hits to both the ritvik-glass-jaw and the "ISKCON" book-adulterers, both of whom want to 'modernize'.)

"Nothing is modernized. You can say modernized, but the principle is the same, old system.

Nobody can change.

FULL STORY

Dialectical Spiritualism: Soren Aabye Kierkegaard, Part 7

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 17, CANADA (SUN) —

XII. EXISTENTIALISM - Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Syamasundara dasa: Whereas Hegel emphasized speculative thought, Kierkegaard emphasized action. He saw freedom in proper action.

Srila Prabhupada: Yes, spiritual life means proper action. It is improper to think that one is inactive when he attains the perfectional stage. That is the Mayavadi theory. Mayavadis contend that a jug will make a big sound if it is not full of water. They equate fullness with silence. But from Bhagavad-gita, we understand that the soul is never inactive.

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Where Do We Stand?

BY: CAITANYA DAS

Sep 17, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (SUN) — To spread Krishna consciousness, Srila Prabhupada said we need money and men. With that in mind, it would be useful to compile data to reflect on the information as to where we stand today in comparison to the past.

Does ISKCON have more money, does ISKCON have more men, and women? And if they do, what is the rate of increase in Krishna consciousness in the general society? This will be important analysis and useful, to be self-critical. Different zones could be separated in the surveys.

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Ancient Indian Cookery, Part 3

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) — A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada.

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we summarized a few of the best known manuscripts on ancient Vedic cooking, including the Supa Sastra, the Shivatattva Rathnakara and the Bhojana Kuthoohala. There are relatively few other treatises on pure Vedic cooking techniques, but one of the most famous among them is the Pakadarpanam, written by Nala Pandava.

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Dialectical Spiritualism: Jean-Paul Sartre, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 21, CANADA (SUN) —

XII. EXISTENTIALISM - Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

Hayagriva dasa: Sartre believes that the task of existentialism is "to make every man aware of what he is and to make the full responsibility of his existence rest on him And when we say that a man is responsible for himself, we do not only mean that he is responsible for his own individuality, but that he is responsible for all men."

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Prabhupada Padma-vakya

BY: SUN STAFF



Sep 21,
CANADA (SUN)

Audio files with transcripts recorded on this day.


Please visit Vanipedia.org for audio files and transcripts.

September 21, 1972, Los Angeles
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.16
"How they can stand on the ocean? How they can churn? Oh, these are all stories." They are not stories."

September 21, 1976, Vrndavana
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.24
"A boy has to be changed to become a young man. A young man has to be changed to an old man. You cannot stop that. Therefore it is called jiva-loka, conditioned. Every one of us is conditioned."


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

Ancient Indian Cookery, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) — A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada.

Today we'll mention two more ancient texts on Vedic cooking: the Shivatattva Rathnakara and the Bhojana Kuthoohala. Bhojana means 'food' in Sanskrit. Both these Sanskrit texts were written in the 17th Century. Shivatattva Rathnakara is famously known as an encyclopedia of Vedic topics, written in 1699 A.D. It includes four chapters on cookery, including many of the fruits and vegetables featured in ancient Vedic cuisine. The tamasic qualities of non-vegetarian items are also discussed.

FULL STORY

Dialectical Spiritualism: Jean-Paul Sartre

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 19, CANADA (SUN) —

XII. EXISTENTIALISM - Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

Hayagriva dasa: Descartes and Leibnitz believed that before the creation, the concept of man existed in essence in the mind of God, just as a machine exists in the mind of its manufacturer before it is constructed. Sartre takes exception to this. In The Humanism of Existentialism, he writes: "Atheistic existentialism, which I represent, is more coherent. It states that if God does not exist, there is at least one being in whom existence precedes essence, a being who exists before he can be defined by any concept, and that this being is man, or, as Heidegger says, human reality."

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Srila Prabhupada Today

BY: SRILA PRABHUPADA TODAY

Sep 19, INDIA (SUN) — September 19, 1976: Vrindavan

Srila Prabhupada faced a health issue of high blood pressure, Still he determined to continue his regular routine.

Reference: Transcendental Diary Volume 4 - Hari Sauri dasa

FULL STORY

Ancient Indian Cookery

BY: SUN STAFF

Sep 17, CANADA (SUN) — A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada.

The number of sastric texts on the Vedic art of cooking are relatively few in number, and fewer still have been translated into English. Among those most loved by Gaudiya Vaisnavas are sections of the Govinda-lilamrta by Srila Krishna das Kaviraja Goswami, with associated Rasa-tarangini Tika (commentary) by Sri Yadunandana Thakur. But there are several other notable manuscripts in Sanskrit and Kannada that we will summarize in this brief series.

FULL STORY

Srila Prabhupada Today

BY: SRILA PRABHUPADA TODAY

Sep 17, INDIA (SUN) — September 17, 1959 : Mathura

Srila Prabhupada accepted Sannyasa (Renounced order of life). (By 1952, Abhay Charan De, as Srila Prabhupada was then known, had begun preaching Krishna consciousness in Jhansi, India, about 150 miles west of Allahabad. With the support of local doctors and businessmen, he began an organization - the League of Devotees - dedicated to spreading Krishna consciousness in India and abroad. The organization failed, but Srila Prabhupada persevered.

FULL STORY

He is God's Dog.
He Should Not Be
Shot Down

BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DASA

Sep 17, INDIA (SUN) —

Srila Prabhupada: "Somebody asked me that "Swamiji, why these tulasi beads in your neck or your devotees' neck?" So I replied, "Just like a pet dog has got a collar, similarly we are pet dogs of God. We have got this collar. And Yamaraja will understand that 'He is God's dog. He should not be shot down.' (laughter) "

FULL STORY

NBS#70 : Glories of
The Holy Dust

BY: NITYAM BHAGAVATA-SEVAYA

Sep 17, MUMBAI, INDIA (SUN) —

In an assembly of pure devotees, there is no question of discussing material subjects like politics and sociology. In an assembly of pure devotees, there is discussion only of the qualities, forms and pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is praised and worshiped with full attention. By constantly hearing such topics in the association of pure devotees, with great respect, even a person who wants to merge into the existence of the Absolute Truth abandons this idea and gradually becomes attached to the service of Vasudeva.

FULL STORY

Sep 17, CANADA (SUN) — The Sun's weekly cartoon series.

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Ancient Indian Cookery
Best Way to Control the Mind
Dialectical Spirit: Sartre
Other Short Arguments
Challenging the Zonal Acarya
Classifieds
Prabhupada Padma-vakya
Ancient Indian Cookery
If I Create One Moon
Dialectical Spirit: Sartre
On Data Collection
Sumati Morarji Fulfilled
Traitors in our Midst
Short Arguments
Challenging the Zonal Acarya
Srila Prabhupada Today
Ancient Indian Cookery
He is God's Dog
NBS: Glories of Holy Dust
Dialectical Spirit: Kierkegaard
Where Do We Stand?
Nothing is Modernized
Challenging the Zonal Acarya
Srila Prabhupada Today
Weekend Laffs
India Design Motifs
That is Obedience
Cry for Help of Sadhu
Dialectical Spirit: Kierkegaard
Making 'Collector's Items'
Envy
Challenging the Zonal Acarya
Srila Prabhupada Today
Narasimha Lost Temples Book
Classifieds
India Design Motifs
Say What Krsna Said Directly
Know This is Essential
Such Faith in the Holy Name
Dialectical Spirit: Kierkegaard
Taking Shelter
Bhakti Caru's Luxury Cruise
Challenging the Zonal Acarya
Srila Prabhupada Today
Indira Ekadasi
India Design Motifs
Bhakti Caru's Strange Ascent
Materialists Manufacture God
Understand These Books
Dialectical Spirit: Kierkegaard
Challenging the Zonal Acarya
Srila Prabhupada Today

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