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  1. Prithu Das is not that crazy about cows. His wife told me that he was feeding a cow in his ashrama in Vrindavan and the cow gored him in the abdomen lifting him on the air. He fell on his knees and the cow attacked a pile a dirt next to him. Devotees rescued him and took him to the hospital because he finished with a 9 inches gap. He has to go to the hospital daily because the wound is oozing pus and blood and they have to squeeze it out. Who knows what happened to that cow to react that way. In Mayapur was this cow who always chased women and children. Every day in our day to the Ganga that cow tried to gore us. It wasn't very nice. In another ocassion I was in the roof in one of the buildings in Mayapur and I saw one of my kids with a friend running for their lives in the open fields because a wild BULL was chasing them. They took shelter just in time in a construction place. They thought the bull was chasing them because they were wearing red. Still that didn't stop them going to the goshalla to see and play with the calves. Once in South India, we were in a beautiful farm near Kollur, the devotees had 5 bulls and a cow: Yudhistira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadeva and Draupadi. One evening my little girls decided go to the temple and a few minutes later I heard the screamings and when I ran out of the house I saw the poor kids running as fast as they could and the bulls running behing them. Poor things, on their way they met the bulls coming back to the goshalla and the girls got frightened because was a narrow path and they started running back and inmediately the bulls followed suit and started running behind them. Some bad experiences but we still love cows. Last night watching TV, we saw a commercial about meat and one of them told me that the cows here in America look like "meat". I asked her what she was trying to say and she told me that the cows here look very unhappy and they are not that sweet looking like the cows in India and here they look really "beefy". They look like they know where they are going to end up. Very sad.
  2. I used to sit with my kids to watch Mr Rogers, I still have the music and song in my head. We'll miss him.
  3. SUNDAY 7:30 - My 33 Sons 8:00 - Osama Knows Best 8:30 - Let's Mecca Deal 9:00 - I Dream of Mohammed 9:30 - The Kabul Hillbillies MONDAY 7:00 - Husseinfeld 7:30 - Mad About Everything 8:00 - Monday Night Stoning 8:30 - Win Bin Laden's Money 9:00 - Allah McBeal TUESDAY 7:30 - Wheel of Terror 8:00 - The Price is Right if Osama Says It's Right 8:30 - Children are Forbidden from Saying the Darndest Things 9:00 - Taliban's Wackiest Public Execution Bloopers 9:30 - Buffy the Yankee Imperialist Dog Slayer WEDNESDAY 7:00 - Beat the Press 8:00 - When Kurds Attack 8:30 - Two Guys, a Girl, and Pita Bread 9:00 - Just Shoot Everyone 9:30 - Veilwatch THURSDAY 7:00 - Fatima Loves Chachi 7:30 - M*U*S*T*A*S*H 8:00 - Veronica's Closet Full of Long, Black, Shapless Dresses and Veils 8:30 - Married with 139 Children 9:00 - Eye for an Eye Witness News FRIDAY 7:00 - Judge Saddam 7:30 - Suddenly Sanctions 8:00 - Who Wants to Marry a Terrorist Millionaire 8:30 - Cave and Garden Television 9:00 - No Witness Left Alive News SATURDAY 8:00 - Spongebob Squareturban 8:30 - Who's Koran Is It Anyway? 9:00 - Teletalibans 9:30 - Camel 54, Where Are you?
  4. 1. Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks. 2. Some people are like Slinkies . . . not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs. 3. I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and I think, "Well, that's not going to happen." 4. Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. 5. The other night I ate at a real family restaurant. Every table had an argument going. 6. Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they use to. 7. According to a recent survey, men say the first thing they notice about a woman is their eyes, and women say the first thing they notice about men is they're a bunch of liars. 8. Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again. 9. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. 10. Have you noticed that a slight tax increase costs you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut saves you thirty cents? 11. In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal. 12. Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to t
  5. A couple drove down a country road for several miles. Neither said a word to the other. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, jack asses, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?" "Yep", the wife replied, "in-laws".
  6. Debbie, I got your picture (very cute) and the other attachments. I'm replying to you today. I get all your mails and I know you're getting mine. No problem in that side.
  7. I misunderstood, you're talking genetics here. That Brahman bull is beautiful. The first picture you posted of the white bull reminded me of the bull we saw in Govardhan and my friend wanted to take a picture of him and she was showered by a dog. The Gujarati oxen are majestic, really huge. The Padayatra people left 2 of them in Mayapur after finishing touring India the first time and they were so big and gentle. All this cow talk reminds me of the cows in Vrindavan that come and want to drink your mango lassi while you're sitting in Bihari Lal's. Anybody had that experience? At least in India I was lucky enough to drink milk from protected cows from the devotees goshallas.
  8. how difficult is becoming for me to give up milk products. I gave up the milk with cereal in the morning but every where I look I see all the cheese, yoghurt, sweets, etc that I'm so used to eat. To give up meat was so easy, one day to the next, but this no-milk diet is taking my willpower to the maximun. My friends are not helping either, one told me I'm becoming "boring", other offers me every 2 seconds something derived from milk. Today I had in from of me this milk pudding with vermicelli and nuts with a gulabjamun in top and I had to preach to myself a lot not to eat it, everybody else was praising it a lot. Little later another guy came with freshly made cheese sweets and he kept offering them to me. I thought they were torturing me on purpose. I think I'll go back to eat just some kitchrie and fruits, simple and nutritious like I did a few months back. I'll feel better in every sense.
  9. I don't know where you stayed in India but you see a lot of really skinny cows over there. They are not that well protected and there are plenty of slaughter houses. Even in Vrindavan the bengali ricksha wallas eat beef.
  10. atma


    Maybe I posted this before, too lazy to look back, there it goes: "My wife can see a blonde hair on my coat from 20 feet, but she hits the garage door when she parks the car." Women have wider peripheral vision, men have tunnel vision. Dripping taps drive women crazy, while men sleep. A woman is four to six times more likely to touch another woman in a social conversation than a man would another man. A strong inmune system can make a man seem 'strangely compelling'. Men joke that they sleep by the door of their first marital home for a quick getaway. In truth, it's pure defender instinct. Tests show that women rate 3 percent higher in general intelligence than men. 'It's obvious that women are smarter than men. Think about it- diamonds are a girl's best friend; man's best friend is a dog.' We are who we are because of hormones. We are all the result of our chemistry. Men often choose greeting cards with plenty of words inside. That way, there's less space for them to write. Men can mentally index their problems and put them on hold. Women churn. 'Once I didn't talk to my wife for 6 months', said he comedian. 'I didn't want to interrupt'. When a man is silent, it's easy for a woman to start feeling unloved. The first rule of talking to a man: Keep it simple! Give him only one thing at a time to think about. Women can speak and listen simultaneously, while at the same time accusing men of being able to do neither. Men take turns talking, so when a man is having his turn, let him have it. If a woman is talking to you a lot, she likes you. If she is not talking to you, you're in trouble. The majority of women have limited spatial ability. Women don't have good spatial skills because they evolved chasing little else besides men. To prove his love for her, he climbed the highest mountain, swam the deepest ocean, and crossed the widest desert. But she left him- he was never home. A woman leaves a man not because she is unhappy with what he can provide, but because she is emotionally unfulfilled. Men hate criticism - that's why they like to marry virgins. Men climb on to their rock to solve problems. Women who follow them get kicked off. Most men get a brain haemorrhage after 20 minutes of shopping. Ninety percent of the people in prison are men. Some men think that parenting ends with conception. When it comes to sex, women need a reason; men need a place. A woman wants lots of sex with the man she loves. A man wants lots of sex. Men give their penis a name because they don't want a stranger making 99% of their decision for them. Most women prefer sex with the lights out - they can't bear to see a man enjoying himself. Men like sex with the lights on - so they can get the woman's name right. Sex is the price women pay for marriage. Marriage is the price men pay for sex. Men want to wait for the perfect partner, but all they usually get is older. How do you know if a man is ready for sex? He is breathing.
  11. Surjeet was in the hospital, near death, so the family sent for his friend Aman. As Aman stood beside the bed,Surjeets frail condition grew worse,and he motioned frantically for something to write on. Aman lovingly handed him a pen and piece of paper, and Surjeet used his last ounce of strength to scribble a note. Then he died. Aman thought it best not to look at the note just then, so he slipped it into his jacket pocket. Several days later, at the funeral, Aman was visiting Surjeet's family. He realized that he was wearing the same jacket that he'd worn the day Surjeet died. You know, he said, Surjeet handed me a note just before he died. I haven't read it, but knowing Surjeet, I'm sure there's a word of inspiration there for us all. He unfolded the note and read aloud, "Chootya, you're standing on my oxygen tube............"
  12. I just came back home and I saw yours two latest posts. I didn't see the one above mine before because I posted it and left to do some errands. If I misread your character I apologize, I told you what I wrote above were my impresions. You know English is not my language and many times I misunderstand what others have to say. I have to go again, busy Saturday. Hope this find you well along with your family. Your servant Gauri dd
  13. With all due respect to you, I also felt you were trying to silence Theist with your comment about him not being iniciated. I also feel that you're trying to put down JNdas because he is a second generation devotee and you're trying to be sarcastic with him. Just my impressions.
  14. Got it from Debbie: DRINKING FROM MY SAUCER I've never made a fortune and it's probably too late now. But I don't worry about that much, I'm happy anyhow. And as I go along life's way, I'm reaping better than I sowed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed. Haven't got a lot of riches, and sometimes the going's tough. But I've got loving ones around me, and that makes me rich enough. I thank God for his blessings, and the mercies He's bestowed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed. O, Remember times when things went wrong, My faith wore somewhat thin. But all at once the dark clouds broke, and sun peeped through again. So Lord, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I've hoed. I'm drinking from my saucer, "Cause my cup has overflowed. If God gives me strength and courage, When the way grows steep and rough. I'll not ask for other blessings, I'm already blessed enough. And may I never be too busy, to help others bear their loads. Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer, "Cause my cup has overflowed.
  15. they were trying to present the truth here. It wasn't about gays.
  16. that's why I agree with Theist and JNdas.
  17. I just went to beliefnet to check out from where all this discusion came from and I was in shock how "copithorne?" was offending Srila Prabhupada and B Das didn't mind about it. What is going on? Too wishy-washy for my taste. What a non-sense talking about Prabhupada's culture. I don't blame Srila Prabhupada when he speaks the truth about this material world and condition. I don't think he has antiquated views at all, actually I think he is very practical and liberal. The one with the problem here is myself with all my material desires and conditionings and I'm ashamed that I'm not sincere enough to surrender. Srila Prabhupada gave mercy to all of us, gays included, and we don't need to change the scriptures to realize it. We have to get rid of our material desires, that's all.
  18. You can check out this website: www.isvara.it It is in Italian and there they are talking about Manasatita prabhu. They have a radio section and they put Manasatita singing Jaya Radha Madhava. isvaranetwork.com/radio/archivio.asp They do have a section in English too. There they also answered the question of Padmapani Das. Manonath prabhu said that Manasatita told him personally. I heard it before in India from a different source.
  19. THE SHALLOW END OF THE GENE POOL CONTINUES TO EXPAND. These are taken from real resumes, cover letters and performance appraisals and were printed in the July 21st issue of "Fortune" Magazine: 1. "I have lurnt Word Perfect 6.0 computor and spreadsheet pogroms." 2. "Am a perfectionist and rarely if if ever forget details." 3. "Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year." 4. "Wholly responsible for two (2) failed financial institutions." 5. "Reason for leaving last job: maturity leave." 6. "Failed bar exam with relatively high grades." 7. "It's best for employers that I not work with people." 8. "Let's meet, so you can 'ooh' and 'aah' over my experience." 9. "I was working for my mom until she decided to move." 10. "Marital status: single. Unmarried. Unengaged. Uninvolved. No commitments." 11. "I have an excellent track record, although I am not a horse." 12. "I am loyal to my employer at all costs... Please feel free to respond to my resume on my office voice mail." 13. "My goal is to be a meteorologist. But since I possess no training in Meteorology, I suppose I should try stock brokerage." 14. "I procrastinate, especially when the task is unpleasant." 15. "Personal interests: donating blood. Fourteen gallons so far." 16. "Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain store." 17. "Note: Please don't misconstrue my 14 jobs as 'job-hopping'. I have never quit a job." 18. "Marital status: often. Children: various." 19. "The company made me a scapegoat, just like my three previous employers." 20. "Finished eighth in class of ten." 21. "References: none. I've left a path of destruction behind me." These quotes were taken from actual Performance Evaluations: 1. "Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig." 2. "I would not allow this employee to breed." 3."This associate is not so much of a has-been, but more of definitely won't be." 4. "This young lady has delusions of adequacy." 5. "Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap." 6. "When she opens her mouth, it seems that this is only to change whichever foot was previously in there." 7. "He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them." 8. "This employee is depriving a village of an idiot." 9. "This employee should go far and the sooner he starts, the better." These lines are actual lines from Military Performance Appraisals: 1. "Got into the gene pool while the lifeguard wasn't watching." 2. "A room temperature IQ." 3. "Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it all together." 4. "A gross ignoramus -- 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus." 5. "A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on." 6. "Bright as Alaska in December." 7. "Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming." 8. "He's so dense, light bends around him." 9. "If he were any more stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week." 10. "It's hard to believe that he beat out 1,000,000 other sperm."
  20. From e-mail: "I am very sorry to inform you that today February the 4th Manasatita Prabhu left his boby, as a consequence of a car accident". Italian born, he was one of Srila Prabhupada's disciple. I met him in India and he was always jovial. He was the one to whom Srila Prabhupada was adressing in the japa tape, "sit properly!", he was the one who cut Srila Prabhupada's sikha while shaving him up in Bombay. He was very dear by all the devotees who knew him. Police is investigating because his body was found off the road apparently hit by a car. He was holding his japa beads in his fingers when they found his body. My prayers are with him and his wife.
  21. February 12th is ekadasi and because 13th is Lord Varaha's day we do a complete fast until noon on the ekadasi day conmemorating Lord Varaha,and for the persons who want they can eat after noon non-grains preparations and others can continue a full fast for ekadasi. On the 13th you eat normally (breaking ekadasi during the hours mentioned) and have the feast for Varaha deva Normally we fast, half day or more when is the appearance day of the Lord or His incarnations or His devotees but because is ekadasi the day before, we do the fast on the ekadasi day.
  22. As far as I know, Ekadasi starts on sunrise till next day when you break fast during the hours mentioned. For breaking ekadasi during a fasting day you just put a grain in your mouth, that's it. Hope that help.
  23. Why 4 years? Any reason? On my case, I thought I was almost pure before joining and the moment I got my beads I started chanting 16 rounds every day and that made me "instant pure" or PDS (pure devotee syndrome). It didn't help that I was the first one to get initiated in my country without living in the temple because I was a minor and in all the tests about Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam I got the best marks beating everybody else. My memory was incredible, now I hardly remember my own name. More ego with the sankirtan scores, one Maharaja named me the "Queen of sankirtan". Those were the days. I was happy but I think I was a pain for the other devotees. Wonder were they are now.
  24. That sounds similar like Druhva maharaja austerities. Krsna is so kind that you don't have to go through all that to get Him.
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