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  1. Your Lipstick: Made With Cow Brains <http://cdn.compuserve.com/cp/fte/lipstick/i/lipstick135.jpg> Here's the bad news: Cow brains may be an ingredient in your lipstick. The good news? The FDA is banning it. The Food and Drug Administration has told cosmetics makers they can no longer use brain and spinal cord tissue from older cattle in lipstick, hair sprays, and other products, reports The Associated Press. The fact that they were used at all will likely surprise millions of women who use these products daily. And that's not the only surprise: The new FDA regulations still allow use of these animal tissues in cosmetics as long as they come from younger cattle. The ban on cow brains and spinal cord tissue from cosmetics is aimed at preventing a fatal human variant of mad cow disease, called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, from reaching people. Also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, mad cow disease causes the brains of infected animals to waste away. There is no cure for animals or humans. "While the risk is small, if there does happen to be an ingredient from a BSE-infected cow, the consequences would be incredibly drastic," Rachel Weintraub, assistant general counsel of the Consumer Federation of America, told AP. She noted, for example, that sprays could contain animal protein that could be inhaled. The Center for Science in the Public Interest warns consumers that it's virtually impossible to tell from reading the label if cow brains or spinal cord tissue are included in the ingredients. Caroline Smith DeWaal, head of food safety for CSPI, urged the FDA and cosmetics' manufacturers to publish a list of ingredients that could contain bovine material so consumers will know whether they should throw out older cosmetics that could be harmful. AP reports that cosmetic manufacturers insist they already require their suppliers to certify that the cattle-derived ingredients sold to them are free of materials that carry BSE.
  2. yes, I know of the hindu temple in Clovis but never visited there even tho I used to go down to Clovis for supplies about once a month when I was on the mountain. Try putting an ad in the campus paper...worth a try!
  3. brought this up: Fresno, Govinda's, 2373 East Shaw, Fresno (California) 93710 / Tel. (209) 2251230 Head over to the San Francisco Ratha Yatra in August and start asking around....most likely devotees from miles around will be there.
  4. I can't say for now but there used to be some in Fresno (I used to live near there (Huntington Lake) but I moved a long time ago). There was a Govinda's restaurant there also. One place for you to start the search is the University. Often times devotee university students will start groups etc. One sure way to find them is go to the school and sit under a tree during changes of classes and have a nice little harinam or play some Prabhupada bhajans on tape player. If you don't meet any devotees that way you just might spark other people's interest in Prabhupada and Krishna. Are you in Oakhurst or Fresno? Fresno I was never really crazy about but Oakhurst is nice. I used to go hiking in the mountains up by Huntington lake and chant as loudly as I could - the little chipmunks and bears probably still remember me!!! /images/graemlins/grin.gif Look in the phone book - I don't know if the restaurant is still there or not but it is worth a shot.
  5. I don't remember on the Nectar of Devotion because I noted it months ago but will look. But I do remember it was mainly first paragraphs of some of the purports. I discovered the missing paragraphs on one of the Sri Isopanisad mantras when I went to your site so I could cut and paste part of the purport in an email to a friend and it was not there. I think it was mantra ten but will have to double check on that so don't quote me on it. LOL...
  6. The site is very very nice and I really appreciate all the work you have done on this great project. My question is this: I have noted that in some of the purports whole paragraphs are missing in comparison to my hard copy books. I have noted this in Nectar of Devotion and Sri Isopanisad for example. I was wondering if the source for the site is different from the hard copy books?
  7. I was always sincerely promising my parents that I would never be bad again if they bought me that new toy I wanted so badly....
  8. So go to the temple and ask them directly so you get the proper info.
  9. /images/graemlins/grin.gif At first I forgot this was in the joke section cuz it almost sounds like stuff I have heard!!!
  10. The small brass Radha Krsna deities were Jayaradhe's. All the deities came to me thru devotees except for Little Damodara and the Jagannatha deities. I love the dusty footprints pastime!!! /images/graemlins/smile.gif
  11. that the admin put a blurp at the bottom saying they had changed the title and could not help but wonder why they would pick the word "idol". Perhaps they can explain to us why they chose the word "idol" over deity? I know the news agency used the word "idol" but I don't feel we should also.
  12. taken and no offense meant. Our minds can be our friend and our worst enemy. God is not limited to our material minds and thoughts. Just questions as food for thought...not trying to put you on the spot or challenge you... Do you believe that God created everything in the material and spiritual worlds? What lilas do you believe He actually "was able" to perform? Why not the other lilas that you doubt?
  13. is not just "anybody". God can make mountains so why can't He lift them?
  14. There is such a thing as righteous anger and somewhere Srila Prabhupada touches on this topic. I will try to find it later. Of course, every time I get angry I feel it is righteous! /images/graemlins/grin.gif
  15. thank you very much...I manage to get pissed off on a daily basis!!! /images/graemlins/cool.gif grrrr...and now I am pissed off cuz you got pissed off...grrrr... /images/graemlins/mad.gif..... /images/graemlins/grin.gif
  16. story and reference related above.
  17. is all attractive, therefore, everything He does is all attractive. You hear one of the Lord's pastimes and your heart aches from the beauty...you hear the next pastime and again your heart aches and again you think, "Oh, this pastime is most beautiful" and on and on. You can go back and hear the Lord's pastimes again and again and this will happen. All Attractive!!!
  18. cook the butter down so that the salts etc are cooked out. You then skim this off and what is left is clarified butter - ghee. It is a simple process but must be followed exactly to get the proper results. I make mine specifically for my arati lamps. The instructions can be found in the cookbook, "The Higher Taste".
  19. "Inevitable Death And A Way Out", Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.7, Los Angeles, January 4, 1974. Prabhupada, "There was a question, very nice question, by Akbar Vasar, the Muhammadan emperor, Mogul emperor of India, Akbar Vasar. He was in the fifteenth century, five hundred years ago. So he kept very intelligent ministers. They would reply. Whatever inquiries are made by the emperor, the particular minister will inform, "This is this, sir." So he inquired one minister. His name was... I forget now. So "How long the lusty desires continue, sex desire?" So he replied, "Up to the point of death." So the emperor said, "No, no, how it can be?No, he has got the desire, but he cannot use it. His instruments become dull or useless. Therefore... But the desire is there." And, "I don't believe. I cannot...I am not satisfied with this answer.All right, sir, I will satisfy you." So one day, all of a sudden the minister came to Akbar Vasar, "Sir, you will have to come with me immediately, and take your young daughter with you." So Akbar Vasar could understand there is some meaning, so immediately he prepared and took his young daughter with him. So he asked, "Where you are going?You will come to know." So he entered a house where an old man was on the death bed, a very old man. So the minister requested the emperor that "While entering the room, you kindly try to see the face of the lying man who is going to die." So Akbar was very intelligent. So he was seeing the face. So he marked it that the man was looking towards the young girl, not to the emperor. So he said, "Yes, I have got your answer." So these desires... This is the root cause of our coming to this material world, to enjoy. Enjoyment is there in the spiritual world, but there, in the spiritual world, the enjoyer is Krsna, and everyone is enjoyed. That is the position. Just like in the Western countries, the women declare that "Why we should not have equal rights with the man?" But by nature it is different. The man is the enjoyer, and the woman is the enjoyed. That is the position. Bhokta and bhogya. There are many social problems in your country -- I do not wish to discuss -- but it is very grave problems. But they do not know how to systematize the human form of life because they do not know what is the aim of life. That they do not know. So aim of life is to stop this repetition of birth and death. That is the aim of life. The so-called scientists, they do not know it, and neither they work for it. They do not know it."
  20. Prabhupada related this story in either a lecture, class or book. I do not remember where because I did not think to keep the reference. But I did keep the story in my notes.... There’s the famous story of King Akbar whose minister was very confidential. Akbar was a very philosophical fellow and he said one day, “How long does this sex desire remain in the mind of a human being?” And he said, “Oh, it will remain with you right up until the very moment you die.” So he said, “I don’t believe that. That’s not possible.” So the minister let it slide. And some years later, the minister came in a hurry to the King and he said, “Come with me. I want to show you something.” So he was always obedient to his minister’s urgent moods. He said, “Let us go and I want you to bring your youngest daughter as well.” His young daughter was also very beautiful. So they were walking and he said, “Now we’re going to enter this house and you’ll see a man who is about to die. He’s on his deathbed. I want you to notice his eyes and note what he sees from the moment we go in to the moment we leave.” So they went in and they paid a visit. They offered their final respects and they left. They were silent as they were walking back. And then suddenly the king turned to his minister and he said, “Now I believe what you told me many years ago. How sex stays in the mind up till the moment of death. Because from the moment we entered that room, that man’s eyes never left my daughter’s face. From the moment we entered until the moment we left the room.” So Maya’s very intelligent. The old man was about to die. He could barely talk or see anything but he was simply staring at the beautiful 16 year old girl. His mind was so taken away by the beauty of Maya.
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