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  1. Your best bet would be to telephone the nearest matha of your mission, and request to the TP to have these threads made in exchange for some reasonable donation. Otherwise your only options are India, or buying three six-stringed brahmin threads, seperate them into six 3-stringed brahmin threads, then combine them into 2 nine-stringed brahmin threads. If you don't know how to do this, you should start to learn this ASAP.
  2. It wasn't my intention to make an "attack" on the US, I am merely questioning my birth country's international priorities, which affect everybody living here. The actions of the Sudan govt are deplorable, this goes without saying. The Muslim world's silence is also reprehensible. The USA is the only one with the military might to take a decisive stand against these demons, yet they only seem to intervene in situations where there is something impressive to gain. If they come out and say it this is their proprity, then it's no problem, but instead there is this sanctimonious talk of stopping dictators (which they supported 20 years ago, even with knowledge of their active chemical weapons) and terrorists (the occupation only seemed to increase Al Qaeda support in Iraq), when there are much worse activities going on in the Sudan.
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    Perhaps by Vedic astronomical standards, the moon is farther away than Saturn? (I don't know much about this, help me out here) Either that or all the Saturn images were photoshopped.
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    Dwarkadish Krsna has a flute?
  5. I've known about this since the 1990's. It never makes mainstream news, but is in several journals specializing in that region of the world, plus the 700 Club does a special on it sometimes, I am told (only watched that show once, myself). Bush wanted to pursue phantom Al-Qaeda and a dictatorship relatively tame compared to the horrors that have been going on in the Sudan for so many years, and people wonder why the USA's motives are questioned so many times.
  6. This devotee's story serves as an example to us all. Many devotees in the world will not sell books. An amazing majority of us have full use of our legs, as well. Here's a devotee who not only lost his legs, but will not give up on service. Krsna's mercy surely shines on him.
  7. ISKCON had problems with Hansadutta publishing his own Bhagavatam sets among other things, so some legal battle ensued, since he was one of the first trustees of the BBT. As for why the attorney was suspended, lawyers will be lawyers. Don't trust 'em. Even if they wear kunti mala. /images/graemlins/smile.gif
  8. Thank you prabhu! Do you know the best melody to use? Not as if we could describe such a thing on the internet, but perhaps saying same as some other bhajan which I might have heard in temple before.
  9. Who told you pleasing Guru is not "all in all"? Krsna is most pleased when we serve His devotees. Start reading that book; try to get an actual printed version if you can, unless you don't mind staring at a screen for hours on end (I just have the books on my hard disk for reference and quotational purposes, I can't stand to stare and read a heavy book like this onscreen for more than 15-20 minutes).
  10. I've heard bits and pieces of this bhajan before, never seen the full version, though. Does anyone have a recording of it?
  11. Precisely. Read Sri Guru and His Grace for a more detailed examination of that process.
  12. Anyone know the devotee situation in Hungary? Lots of devotees there? Are devotees tolerated by the people, like in Italy, or are they shunned, like in Spain and France?
  13. I believe Arjuna married Subhadra and the others. Most, if not all of the Pandavas had multiple wives. Polygamy was the norm among ksatriyas at this time.
  14. I am interested in contacting Sripad BK Tirtha Maharaj, a sanyasi from Hungary. If anyone has an e-mail address for him or one of his representitives, please reply. Thanks /images/graemlins/smile.gif
  15. http://www.hknet.org.nz/parishad134.html
  16. I went from Bombay to Rajamundary via the Konark express, and it took 24 hours more or less. That's from one coast of the Indian subcontinent to the other. 16 hours from Puri to Kolkata sounds a bit long if you ask me. Were there a lot of stops? Did you have to transfer somewhere?
  17. http://www.iskcon.com.br/recursos/nrsimha_stuti.txt Above is the link to Nrsimha Stuti, written by one disciple of Sri Madhavacharya. Question; is this a bhajan one can sing every day, or only during special occassions? Is it only sung at certain times of the day? I want to sing this every day, in addition to the Nrsimha mantras usually sung at devotee programs, but I wanted to make sure it is appropriate first. I could write to India, but it usually takes some time /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
  18. OK I confess, I am the "devotee" (go das /images/graemlins/laugh.gif ) with all the lecture mp3's. If anyone wants, I will send the information (IP #, username, and password) to you, but I will only do it privately. I wont release this on a public forum.
  19. Do what every other devotee does. Get six month visa, then go to Dehli every six months for renewal.
  20. At least he considers us bigger than the Salvation Army.
  21. He didn't add "srila" next to his name, so perhaps not. Narayan Maharaj and his followers are far from the only critics of ISKCON, you know.
  22. Radha Krsna prabhu's article was very insightful, and I think he said everything that needed to be said. It's obvious that ISKCON is way too lenient on those who make a mockery of what Srila Prabhupad brought to us, while irrationally creating witchhunts for those elderly Vaishnavas outside of the ISKCON institution who selflessly gave their entire lives to Sri Sri Radha Govinda without fall.
  23. I wouldn't worry about this, guest. My personal theory is before this type of technology can be developed (whether it's 20 years or 2000 years from now), wars, famine, fuel, and water shortages, will cause technology to regress. Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe 2 years from now, it will be possible to be like the Borg from Star Trek. I saw a special on CNN about some professor in Canada who made all these cybernetic attachments for himself. Go play a Massively Multiplayer Online roleplaying game on your PC sometime. That's almost like transferring your consciousness to a computer. It can give you a really nasty headache after hours of eyeglare, as well. Our Lords will protect us, at any rate. The trick is just to have faith.
  24. I find it horribly ironic that Rangel justifies the draft by stating the social classes will be well represented in the draft demographics. The wealthy and the politically connected will just find ways to get their children exempted from war. Just go to the draft office in your dhoti. /images/graemlins/smile.gif
  25. The devotee with the files should download cerberus FTP program and make an FTP providing he has a broadband connection.
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