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  1. Islamic militants blamed as 35 Hindus are killed





    SUSPECTED Islamic militants have killed at least 35 Hindus in separate incidents in Indian Kashmir.

    Twenty-two people were gunned down when a village was raided, and the bodies of 13 shepherds abducted over the weekend have been found.

    In the village raid, more than a dozen militants dressed in army fatigues stormed Panjdobi and Thava hamlets in Doda province, and asked the Hindu families to gather at the house of the local head- man. The villagers were then lined up and shot indiscriminately, a police spokesman said.

    Rakesh Sharma, an eyewitness whose brother was among the injured, said they were sleeping when armed gunmen dressed in army uniforms knocked and asked them to gather at the headman's house. "We were tied with ropes, beaten and then lined up and shot at. I escaped while many were dead. There was blood and cries all around," he said.

    "Since there was no security forces in proximity, the injured were shifted to hospital only at 8am in the morning."

    For centuries, Kashmir's Hindus - known as Pandits - lived peacefully alongside the area's Muslim majority.

    But the Pandits have been targeted relentlessly by Islamic insurgents who have been fighting since 1989 to wrest Kashmir from largely Hindu India. An estimated 2,000 have been killed.

    The latest killings come days before Kashmir's political separatists are due to meet Manmohan Singh, the Indian prime minister, who suggested the murders would not hamper efforts to find peace in the region, divided between India and Pakistan.

    "People of Kashmir have rejected and rebuffed terrorists repeatedly," he said.

    India has repeatedly accused Pakistan of backing the militants, even as the two rival nations have talked peace. Mr Singh, however, stopped short of blaming Islamabad for the new attacks.

  2. Iskcon Mandir did NOT protest only some students.:sleep:


    Gaurav path? Officials barking up the wrong tree, say residents

    VALLABH VIDYANAGAR Wednesday, May 03, 2006: 30 trees have been axed to widen the road; they were obstacles on road, says Collector


    Palak Nandi


    Ahmedabad, May 2: IT is one of Gujarat’s few townships that can boast of its green cover. But that may soon be a thing of past for Vallabh Vidhyanagar — for seeking to develop a stretch of the road here as ‘gaurav path,’ the official axe is being wielded on trees.

    It was in August last year that the Gujarat Government decided to develop the road between Iskcon Mandir and University Circle as gaurav path. Since then, the axe has fallen on trees — by February, almost 30 full-grown trees were felled and the branches of another 60 trees ‘‘trimmed’’ — in order to widen the road.

    ‘‘When we approached Anand Collectorate officials, we were told that they would ensure that no trees were cut. But the promise has not been kept. Further, in the name of beautification, authorities have pruned branches on the side that falls on the road,’’ said Dhaval Patel of Vidyanagar Nature Club. He added that none of the trees were ‘‘in the middle of the road or causing traffic hurdles.’’

    Patel alleges that the branches are being cut in such a way that ‘‘there’s minimal chance of them growing again.’’ Volunteers and supporters of the club — a large number of them students — also participated in a rally in December to protest against the axing of trees, but that failed to draw a response.

    Shishir Vaghela, a Second Year student at BVM Engineering College, said that in two months branches of more than 20 trees have been cut. ‘‘There are a number of colleges in this area and students have to walk in the heat. What’s worse is that the Government talks about increasing the green cover, but goes on a tree-cutting drive,’’ he added.

    It is estimated that this patch alone had more than 100 trees — most of them copper pod, neem and a few rare ones like red kaishya. The number of standing trees is now down to 70, of which 60 have been ‘‘ruthlessly trimmed.’’

    Volunteers are worried that if this continues, Vidynagar will soon lose its title of ‘‘lungs of Anand district.’’

    Maintaining that he was not quite aware of the issue, Anand Collector D G Jhalawadia said the decision to cut a few trees was taken as they were obstacles on the road. ‘‘But I am not quite aware about the issue as of date and will look into it,’’ he added.

  3. According Vedic teachings the human form of life is meant to get out

    of the cycle of repeated birth and death - transmigrating from one

    material body to another and go back home, back to Godhead.


    Bhagavad-gita warns us, watch out, it easily happens that this world is

    not inhabited by human beings but by varna-sankara - living

    beings who adopt this human body but only pretend to be on the level

    of human consciousness, but in fact are not.



    Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 1.40

    adharmābhibhavāt kṛṣṇa

    praduṣyanti kula-striyaḥ

    strīṣu duṣṭāsu vārṣṇeya

    jāyate varṇa-sańkaraḥ


    adharma — irreligion; abhibhavāt — having become predominant; kṛṣṇa — O Kṛṣṇa; praduṣyanti — become polluted; kula-striyaḥ — family ladies; strīṣu — by the womanhood; duṣṭāsu — being so polluted; vārṣṇeya — O descendant of Vṛṣṇi; jāyate — comes into being; varṇa-sańkaraḥ — unwanted progeny.


    When irreligion is prominent in the family, O Kṛṣṇa, the women of the family become polluted, and from the degradation of womanhood, O descendant of Vṛṣṇi, comes unwanted progeny.



    Just like the monkeys in Vrindavan, they steal, estimate the value of

    their haul and by waving from above at Loi Bazar, trading it with that

    shopkeeper/fence who gives them the most bananas as reward.

    Is there a big difference how present world economy functions, how nature's resources like oil are being exploited?


    Bhagavad-gita says, when religion is destroyed and women are

    manipulated into lusty mentality and of course kick the already lusty

    men into even more lusty thinking, varnasankaras, so called human

    beings take birth and create hellish conditiones all over this planet.


    Now we find worldwide that the airpollution of the atmosphere is so

    intense that the sunlight is reduced by 10% causing a chain reaction

    in all our fragile ecosystems.

    "Why the Sun seems to be 'dimming' "



    Except two countries on earth, all the currencies belong to a handful of

    international bankers who charge huge amounts of interest which forces nations, countries, cities into indebtedness without end.

    International Nepal Solidarity Network



    Since the international banking system is controlled from a headquarter,

    the world's media/newsoutlets seem to function exactly the same way

    when reporting about the daily news. "War on terror", "liberating"

    women from being good mothers into filthy thinking and brainwashing

    men to understand that materialistc values is the only thing that


    Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Sankirtan mission wants to spread the

    yuga-dharma, the chanting of the Holy Names of Hare Krishna and

    Hare Rama all over the world, but where are those human beings,

    with human consciousness to understand the process of chanting?

    Srila Prabhupada focused on philosophy, beginning with expelling our

    illusions, by using the tools described in sastra as the hallmarks of the

    uttama-adhikari -- logic and argument. Present world's elite seem to

    understand only one thing - stealing from nature and trading at the

    global world market. Nice kali-yuga hell and animal zoo out there!




    sańkaro narakāyaiva

    kula-ghnānāḿ kulasya ca

    patanti pitaro hy eṣāḿ





    sańkaraḥ — such unwanted children; narakāya — make for hellish life; eva — certainly; kula-ghnānām — for those who are killers of the family; kulasya — for the family; ca — also; patanti — fall down; pitaraḥ — forefathers; hi — certainly; eṣām — of them; lupta — stopped; piṇḍa — of offerings of food; udaka — and water; kriyāḥ — performances.



    An increase of unwanted population certainly causes hellish life both for the family and for those who destroy the family tradition. The ancestors of such corrupt families fall down, because the performances for offering them food and water are entirely stopped.



    the fact that he's working in a job that will affect pretty much the entire population of the planet is pretty noble i think. And i agree with the guest - you don't have to live in a temple to be angaged in bhakti. In truth, how much do you know of what is really going on in his heart and how much he loves Krsna? On Krsna and Krsna alone knows that. That is a private relationship and nobody else's business. (no offense intended!)


    That's all really true! We can never know what Krishna's plan is for each one of us. Varahedeva surely will never forget the bliss of chanting Hare Krishna since that's the only way to wake up our sleeping souls and become free from identifying with this material body/false ego. His website is http://bindu.ufo.at/ . I think it would be nice if he gets some encouraging e-mails by the devotees.

  5. ....how to preach to our former TP, Varahadeva das, to again come back to the path of bhkati-yoga?

    Varahadeva das is something like a real intelligent scientist, presently working with other scientists associated with THE INSTITUTE FOR NEW ENERGY

    holding seminars and writing books about "Basics&Practice of Free Energy". Here just one example, the development of a magnet motor which moves without external energy supply.




    "The rotor has stacked magnets half way around the perimeter. The platform has graduated stacked magnets mounted halfway around it's perimeter. How it works: The motor is mounted vertically. The perimeter magnets pull the rotor up hill. When the first magnet on the rotor passes the last perimeter magnet, gravity and the perimeter magnets complete the cycle. In tests this motor would not turn continuously without an external force."





    "By adding a small coil, the gap can be overcome to make the rotor turn 360 degrees. When this motor was tested, the coil was not used for power collection. There is a good chance a coil in the center of the rotor for power collection might provide enough power to pulse the rotor. This design has been tested and proven but it leaves room for much more testing and magnet configurations. Cheap magnets were used in testing. I recommend low power magnets."


    In sum that's what Varahadeva das is presently interested in, alternative free energy. But what does sastra say, dont waste this valuable human form of life to improve our material situation. Srila Prabhupada would often quote Canakya Pandit that one moment of time, even if you have so much wealth, still you cannot buy that moment back. When it's gone, it's gone. With both the rising and setting of the sun, another day is lost. One is closer to death, except one who hears the glorification of the all-good Supreme Personality of Godhead. So time is so important. And noone knows how much time we have left. To use whatever time is available in this human form of life to pursue the goal is the real business of life.

    Sometimes we do not see how important and necessary it is to use every bit of time for Krsna consciousness. As devotees sometimes we take life for granted, yes, I am young. But who knows how much time you have left?

    But what to say to a former TP like Varahadeva das, who believes of performing important research for humanity and gave up the path of bhakti-yoga? When googling on his material name, Wolfgang Wiedergut, 13.000!!! entries show up!

  6. Madhu Pandit prabhu's successful Akshaya Patra in Bangalore badly needed in Maharashtra. http://www.akshayapatra.org/board.html

    Starved tribal kids and well-fed Marine Drive


    Thursday, April 20, 2006 10:25:36 IST


    If the city had its own government, as all large cities have in developed countries, the state government could concentrate where its attention is really needed. Inaugurating a scheme to improve Marine Drive should not be the business of a Chief Minister.

    When I am in Mumbai I stay on Marine Drive and happened to be there last Monday when the Chief Minister and other dignitaries gathered to launch the Rs 130 crore scheme that will hopefully turn this city's most famous road into the magnificent promenade it once was. There were speeches and promises and fireworks from a nearby wedding and, most importantly, acknowledgement from the Chief Minister that the city had been unfairly treated. "Mumbai has been giving huge amounts to the Centre in the form of taxes and excise, Rs 40,000 crores annually, and also absorbing people from different parts of India. Now it needs something back'.

    As an itinerant resident of Marine Drive I am delighted at this change of attitude — Mumbai has long been the Maharashtra government's milch cow — and would be even more delighted if this comment was made by an elected Mayor of the city. Until our cities are governed by their own elected governments they cannot improve because state governments have far too many serious responsibilities already on the plate.

    Starvation deaths and glittering events

    An example? Chief Minister, Vilasrao Deshmukh, should have been touring those districts of Maharashtra where children are dying of starvation instead of at a glittering event in Mumbai. One of the districts, Thane, is no more than a couple of hours' drive from Marine Drive and

    Mr. Deshmukh should accept moral esponsibility and resign because it is beyond horror that children should be dying of hunger so close to Mumbai.

    Maharashtra has an appalling record when it comes to starvation deaths. Not one member of Mr. Deshmukh's government has ever stood up and admitted responsibility despite more than 9,000 recorded 'malnutrition' deaths in the past couple of years. The deaths would be totally preventable if the government had one anti-poverty programme that really worked.

    Thousands of crore rupees of taxpayers' money is being spent on grandiose schemes that seek to 'alleviate' poverty but that in real terms only 'alleviate' the poverty of the officials who run them. The problem is not of corruption, though that exists, the problem lies in the inability of Maharashtra's rulers to see that their poverty alleviation schemes are not working. The schemes are too elaborate, too unwieldy to address the problem and every time starvation deaths happen, the Maharashtra government shelters behind the excuse that the problem is 'malnutrition' brought on by ignorance and bad social practices among the Adivasi community.

    When questioned about the dying children the officials of the Maharashtra government speak of social practices like child marriage. What can we do, they say, if Adivasi girls are married off in the early teens and have an average of five babies by the time they are in their early twenties. As a matter of fact the state government should be doing a great deal more than it does right now.

    If the state government was serious about preventing starvation deaths in children then the first thing that it would do is bring in district level NGOs to handle its child welfare and feeding programmes. Officials, particularly at the village level, are so used to desperate poverty that their compassion gene is dead. If it cannot come alive when they see small babies dying slowly and painfully of hunger, they cannot have compassion. If the Maharashtra government were serious it would take the help of an organisation like Akshaya Patra to set up local feeding programmes in districts that are especially poor, backward and vulnerable.

    Akshaya Patra is a remarkable midday meal scheme devised by the ISKCON temple in Bangalore with support from Infosys. It only needs to extend its afternoon meal to include pre-school children in districts like Nandurbar and Thane which every year report the largest number of deaths. One decent meal a day is all it will take to save the lives of Adivasi children who usually grow up eating a small bowl full of watery dhal and rice as their only meal of the day. It happens that last Monday I saw a small convoy of Akshaya Patra delivery vans parked outside the Taj Hotel in Mumbai so they are already working in this state. Why are they not being allowed to take charge of districts affected by starvation?

    The Marine Drive story

    Which brings us back to Mumbai and Marine Drive. If the city had its own government, as all large cities have in developed countries, then the state government could concentrate where its attention is really needed. Inaugurating a scheme to improve Marine Drive should not be the business of a Chief Minister. States in which big cities and towns exist cling to them because of the amount of money they generate by way of taxes and excise duties but it is time that they allowed metropolises like Mumbai and Delhi to keep thirty per cent of the money they generate so as to prevent the hideous, urban poverty you see in the slums of Mumbai. Had there been an efficient city government there may not have been sl ms at all because a city government would have ensured the availability of low cost housing.

    As things are neither city nor village gets the governance it deserves and we are forced the terrible shame of babies dying of starvation on the edge of a city whose streets are believed to be paved with gold.



  7. A devotee friend, Gosh Thakur das, just touring through India - Varanasi, Vrindavan, Kathmandu, Mayapur, Jagannatha Puri, e-mailed yesterday, everywhere you go you meet people from Israel.

    In search for the roots of their spirituality, more than 60.000 Israelis visit every year India, the land of the divine bliss. As Rabbi Daniel Lapin

    President, Toward Tradition, brings it clearly to the point - what is our worst enemy? Rabbi Daniel Lapin says, our worst enemy is within us, our anarthas , bad qualities that keep us bound up in materialism, not these so called enemies outside of us. Throughout India's history India had never started a war, although a superpower with more than 1 Million soldiers.

    Or as President Bush said on his last visit in India: India is a land of peace!

    Rabbi Daniel Lapin:



    "This excerpt from Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf shows how that evil megalomaniac roused his nation to hurl an avalanche of destruction at the Jewish people:

    'Was there any form of filth or profligacy, particularly in cultural life, without at least one Jew involved in it? What had to be reckoned heavily against the Jews in my eyes was when I became acquainted with their activity in the press, art, literature, and the theater….It sufficed to look at a billboard, to study the names behind the horrible trash they advertised….Is this why the Jews are called the “chosen people”? The fact that nine tenths of all literary filth, artistic trash, and theatrical idiocy can be set to the account of a people, constituting hardly one hundredth of all the country’s inhabitants, could simply not be talked away; it was the plain truth.' (Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler, Chapter II)

    It does not excuse Hitler or his Nazi thugs for us to acknowledge that this maniacal, master propagandist focused on a reality that resonated with the educated, and cultured Germans of his day. Not once in Mein Kampf did that monster charge Jews with being complicit in the killing of Christ two thousand years earlier. He knew that long-ago event, shrouded in mystery and theological profundity, would never goad enlightened people to murder. Instead, he drew attention to the obvious and inescapable; that which every German knew to be true."


  8. Hindus who believe in karma and reincarnation surely wouldnt commit suicide. This is rather the Islamic religion which cant handle properly the dualities of the material energy and find solutions rather then kill oneself.

    MFI harassment: 60 suicide cases reported

    Ravi Reddy

    Monday, Apr 17, 2006

    30 SHG members end life in Krishna district; real figure could be more than 200

    Report says more cases are likely to occur

    More `unnatural deaths' in places where MFIs distributed more money

    Family members threatened against reporting death cases to police

    HYDERABAD: The alleged unethical practices and harassment by micro finance institutions (MFI) have taken a tragic turn with more than 60 Self-Help Group (SHG) members committing suicide. Krishna district alone accounted for more than 30 deaths.

    Flooded with cases of harassment by MFIs for repayments and after an open revolt by the women thrift group members, the Government officials had begun an in-depth enquiry. The officials were in for a shock when many cases of `unnatural deaths' relating to harassment by the MFI staff began to surface.

    Preliminary reports received by the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty from Krishna, West and East Godavari, Guntur and Prakasam districts indicate that more than 60 members had committed suicide in the last few months. However, officials suspect that the number could be more than 200 as the MFIs had threatened the family members against reporting the matter to police saying they would be deprived of insurance.

    A report by the Chief Executive Officer, SERP, T Vijay Kumar submitted to the Government this month had cautioned the Government that on account of crushing debt burden, a number of suicides and `unnatural deaths' had already taken place. "There is an imminent danger of more suicides occurring," the report observed.

    Mr. Vijay Kumar told The Hindu over phone from Kolkata on Saturday, where he is deputed as election observer, that many 'unnatural deaths' had taken place where the MFIs had distributed more money.

    Teams constituted

    "A report from the Krishna Collector had documented 10 such deaths. Officials also found prima facie evidence in 11 other cases in the same district," he said and added that village-wise teams were being constituted to enquire into deaths. There was need to look into the functioning of these MFIs in all the 14 districts where they had extended loans. He said the Chief Minister, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy had directed that helplines be opened in the Collectorates. The District Samakhyas of the thrift groups have been asked to counsel the hapless members against taking extreme steps.

  9. In this age of Kali almost any work except direct devotional service for Lord Caitanya's Samkirtan mission is somehow linked with sinful activity. There're many devotees who work as teachers at karmi schools and who have to educate their students to become fit for successfully perfoming fruitive activities (karma). These devotees argue, I'm using the salary in the service of Krishna therefore it is karma-yoga and doesnt create future material bondage. Yesterday a grhastha devotee (his guru fell down) phoned me that he got a well paid job at a betting-agency which sells sport bets, and in that gambling casino they of course also serve alcoholic drinks and people smoke. Till now my understanding was that such kind of work for an aspiring Vaishnava-devotee is not acceptable and tama-guna - too heavy future karmic bondage.

    Jayananda prabhu (ACBSP) was a taxi driver and Srila Prabhupada accepted Jayananda prabhu's chauffeuring the karmis to their different materialistic destinations and offer all his earnings to the temple. But where actually is the limit? Can a householder Vaishnava devotee argue, the salary is so big, therefore I'm working now in a butcher's shop, but use all that money in Krishna's service? What to tell that above mentioned devotee, any suggestions?

  10. Thats what Jadurani dd wrote when she was told by Srila Prabhupada to paint Lord Vishnu - Vishnu is standing in the Causal Ocean.


    .........A few days later I presented the finished painting to Prabhupada. Several devotees were in his room, and they all awaited his verdict. Although technically speaking the painting was crude, Prabhupada was encouraging. He said, smiling, "Now who can look at that and say it is not God?"

    All the devotees cheered.

    I looked again. "It is beautiful," I thought intoxicated by the encouragement of Prabhupada and his disciples. I now wondered whether I could ever do another painting that well again, and I was determined to try.

    An hour later Prabhupada asked me to come into his greeting room, where he handed me a handwritten list of the twenty-four main Visnu incarnations. Alongside each name he'd listed the positions in which They hold Their hand symbols:

    Name, Lower Right, Upper Right,

    Upper Left, Lower Left

    Kesava: lotus, conch, disc, mace

    Narayana: conch, lotus, mace, disc

    Sri Madhava: mace, disc, conch, lotus

    Sri Govinda: disc, mace, lotus, conch.

    He then asked me to make twenty-four paintings-one of each of these Visnu manifestations, and said that each Visnu form should be standing in the Causal Ocean. He wanted me to send the first one to San Francisco. His married disciples Mukunda and Janaki had been in the New York temple before I had begun coming, and they had also left before I began coming, to open the second of Prabhupada's temples there. The painting would be used in their new San Francisco temple for worship, meditation and prayer. I didn't think to ask him where the other paintings would go, but I had faith that he had a plan.



  11. Murder trial - A woman who survived a 2003 Portland attack tells a jury what her husband said before he died

    Tuesday, April 11, 2006


    The door slowly opened, and into the bedroom walked Satya Krishna Dasa, covered in blood.

    Staring at the quaking woman sitting on the bed, he put a finger to his lips for silence. He sat beside her. He put one hand on her shoulder. Then with the other hand, the woman testified Monday, Dasa pulled out a steak knife and slipped the blade between her ribs.

    Her 2-year-old son, still in pajamas, stood in a corner crying out, "No, Mama! No, Mama!"

    The woman on the bed, Rebeca Webster, survived that night to pour out her memories to a Multnomah County Circuit Court jury on the first day of Dasa's trial on charges of aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder. She told a story of two couples bonded in Hare Krishna beliefs and destroyed by infidelity and jealousy.

    If the seven men and five women convict Dasa, 31, he could face the death penalty. The trial before Circuit Judge Michael McShane is expected to last at least a month.

    In her opening statement, Deputy District Attorney Stacy Heyworth said that on the night of Dec. 19, 2003, Dasa drove to the Portland home of Yuri Bukshin, 31, once his best friend. Heyworth said Dasa bludgeoned Bukshin with a socket wrench then picked up a chef's knife and stabbed him repeatedly. Mortally wounded, Bukshin crawled to his front door and unlocked it before he died; one photograph showed a bloody handprint on the door's exterior.

    Webster, 28, the star witness Monday, recounted under Heyworth's questioning that she had met and married Bukshin in 1999; they had a son in 2001. She testified that Bukshin and Dasa, whose given name was Josh Jerome, had long been friends; Dasa looked up to the Russian-born Bukshin.

    As part of the spiritual journey that is the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Dasa traveled to India in 2003 to study with a guru. He left his wife, Janet Jerome, in Eugene to rear their four daughters until his return.

    Webster said that in February 2003, Janet Jerome called Bukshin and asked for help on a weekend project. He agreed. But on his return, Webster said she could tell that something had changed. By May, she knew that Bukshin and Jerome were having an affair, and Webster left Bukshin. She moved to a house in the 5400 block of Northeast 47th Avenue.

    They tried reconciling, but, "He was already decided that he didn't love me and was moving on," she testified. She moved again; Bukshin stayed in the house.

    Dasa was enraged to learn of the affair, and his parents sent him to Australia to cool off. He returned to Eugene in December 2003, apparently still angry.

    Webster testified that on the night of Dec. 19, Bukshin came home after a weeklong business trip. Webster, who had stayed at the Northeast 47th Avenue house to care for their son, decided to spend the night in a separate bedroom. She said Bukshin agreed that she could stay but she had to leave in the morning because Janet Jerome was due to visit.

    Shortly after midnight Dec. 20, Webster testified that she awakened to the sound of furniture moving. She rose, went into the living room and saw Dasa in the kitchen, standing beside her husband at the sink and holding a Pampered Chef knife high. Blood had soaked Bukshin's white T-shirt.

    "I said, 'What's going on here?' " Webster recalled. "Yuri was silent. Josh said, 'Get in your son's room now!' And he glared at me."

    She went into the room where her son slept on a mattress on the floor and found her cell phone. She called 9-1-1 and whispered to the dispatcher. Then she put the phone, still connected, under the bedcovers.

    Heyworth asked, "Could you hear anything from the kitchen?"

    "I heard Yuri say, 'No, no, please don't kill me!' " Webster replied.

    The house fell quiet, and Webster frantically planned an escape. Then Dasa opened the bedroom door and entered, "bloody and breathing heavy. His eyes were all big and glossy. He had sweat and blood on his face."

    As Dasa shushed her, Webster testified that she believes she told Dasa, "I was on the same side, so to speak. We were both cheated on."

    "Was that working?" Heyworth asked.


    Webster testified that Dasa stabbed her under her left breast then at least three times in the chest. Just as he was about to plunge the knife into her heart, Webster said, she grabbed the blade. It snapped from the hilt. The tape of the 9-1-1 call picked up Webster's screams and her son's wails.

    Webster said Dasa grabbed a pillow and put it over her face. But help had arrived: "As he had the pillow on me, I heard the Portland police," Webster said.

    The trial resumes today.

    Anne Saker: 503-294-7656; annesaker@news.oregonian.com


    The planet is overburdened by demons. Something has to give pretty soon.

    Ultimately Krsna is in control.

    Hare Krsna

    Krishna surely wants that the devotees are getting more influence and spread the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra. What Dr. Henry Kissinger proposes below in his memorandum to the NSC that ‘depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy towards the Third World, sounds rather questionable.

    Depleted Uranium a tool to depopulate the world

    by Sepp Hasslberger Sunday, Apr. 09, 2006 at 1:32 PM




    War, Epidemics, Depopulation - Rough Times Ahead


    Having read this article of Justin Raimondo yesterday, I caught a glimpse of a vision of destruction. Something that might await us just around the bend, like starting in less than two-weeks' time, when Iran is scheduled to open their new oil bourse where black gold will be traded in Euro, not in Dollars.

    If you consider the dangers of man made pandemics, such as AIDS and the successor to last year's SARS, the Bird Flu, the scourge of depleted uranium or even just of the normal application of pharmaceutical medicine, which has become one of the major causes of death, it does not take a vivid imagination to see destruction awaiting a significant part of the planet's population...


    ... unless, of course, we should manage to wake up in time and take back control from those who would lead us to the brink of extinction to forward their policy objective of a marked reduction in population numbers.


    Think about it.


    Population Reduction


    NEWS BRIEF: "UC Regents lose control of nuclear weapons program: Five admirals, Carlyle Group and Rand takeover", SF Bay View, Part 6, by Leuren Moret, 11/10/2004


    "Research on population control, preventing future births, is now being carried out secretly by biotech companies ... During a presentation about his case, Chapela revealed that a spermicidal corn developed by a U.S. company is now being tested in Mexico. Males who unknowingly eat the corn produce non-viable sperm and are unable to reproduce. Depopulation, also known as eugenics ... was proposed under the Nazis during World War II. It is the deliberate killing off of large segments of living populations and was proposed for Third World countries under President Carter’s administration by the National Security Council’s Ad Hoc Group on Population Policy..."


    While it is true that depopulation was proposed for Third World countries under Carter's administration, the original concept was proposed several years earlier, by Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under President Gerald Ford. Let us return to this article, above:


    "National Security Memo 200, dated April 24, 1974, and titled “Implications of world wide population growth for U.S. security & overseas interests,” says:


    “Dr. Henry Kissinger proposed in his memorandum to the NSC that ‘depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy towards the Third World.’ He quoted reasons of national security, and because '(t)he U.S. economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less-developed countries ... Wherever a lessening of population can increase the prospects for such stability, population policy becomes relevant to resources, supplies and to the economic interests of U.S.' ..."


    "Depopulation policy became the top priority under the NSC agenda, Club of Rome and U.S. policymakers like Gen. Alexander Haig, Cyrus Vance, Ed Muskie and Kissinger ... the United States shared the view of former World Bank President Robert McNamara that the 'population crisis' is a greater threat to U.S. national security interests than 'nuclear annihilation'. In 1975, Henry Kissinger established a policy-planning group in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Population Affairs. The depopulation 'GLOBAL 2000' document for President Jimmy Carter was prepared.


    "It is no surprise that this policy was established under President Carter with help from Kissinger and Brzezinski – all with ties to David Rockefeller. The Bush family, the Harriman family - the Wall Street business partners of Bush in financing Hitler - and the Rockefeller family are the elite of the American eugenics movement. Even Prince Philip of Britain, a member of the Bilderberg Group, is in favor of depopulation ... "If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels"


    "Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been proposing, funding and building Bio-Weapons Level 3 and Level 4 labs at many places around the U.S. – even on university campuses and in densely populated urban locations. In a Bio-Weapons Level 4 facility, a single bacteria or virus is lethal. Bio-Weapons Level 4 is the highest level legally allowed in the continental U.S."


    Incredibly, this article reveals that an aggressive attack on the populations of Third World Countries originated through Henry Kissinger in April, 1974 (still Secretary of State under President Ford), through President Jimmy Carter, and ending at Defense Secretary Rumsfeld of the Bush Administration. Thus, you can say that depopulation of Third World Countries has been a major part of American foreign policy for the past 30 years and is continuing today; further, you can say that this policy is completely bi-partisan, as it was supported strongly by both Democrats and Republicans through numerous administrations.


    We have long stated that the Illuminati plans a 66% decrease in the population of the world. New Age author, Bill Cooper, writes about the severe depopulation plans in his book, "Behold A Pale Horse", and every former Satanist with whom I have worked since 1991 has stated that the Illuminati plans this degree of death. Once we discovered the Pentagon's New Map which is currently guiding our invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan, The Solomon Islands, and Indonesia's Aceh Province, we realized that Kissinger's depopulation plan probably is aimed at all "Non-Integrating" countries of the world, and is continuing today.


    This SF Bay View article finishes by speaking of one of the greatest depopulation weapons ever deployed -- Depleted Uranium munitions.


    "Two excellent examples of existing U.S. depopulation policy are, first, the long-term impact on the civilian population from Agent Orange in Vietnam ... The second is the permanent contamination of the Middle East and Central Asia with depleted uranium, which ... will destroy the genetic future of the populations living in those regions ... ." (http://www.sfbayview.com/110304/ucregents110304.shtml)


    As you read of our fierce battles in Iraq, remember that a very large percentage of the munitions we are exploding is Depleted Uranium. Thus, we are daily spreading more D.U. in Iraq, adding to the nearly 3,000 tons we have already expended.


    This SF Bay View article does not mention another major weapon being used to achieve depopulation -- the AIDS Virus.


    Let us quickly review this depopulation subject by turning to New Age author, Bill Cooper, in his monumentally important book, "Behold A Pale Horse":


    "To reduce population quickly ... you have to pull all males into the fighting and kill significant numbers of fertile, child-bearing age females." [Page 171]


    This revelation that the Illuminati is carrying out a deliberate campaign to reduce populations in Third World Countries brings to mind a terrifying British report last week, stating that over 100,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed so far, before we attacked Fallujah. Listen:


    NEWS BRIEF: "Where is the world's shame and rage?: Civilian casualties in Iraq", By Scott Ritter, senior UN weapons inspector in Iraq between 1991 and 1998, reported in Dawn International, 02 November 2004, http://www.dawn.com/2004/11/02/int14.htm


    "The full scale of the human cost already paid for the war on Iraq is only now becoming clear. Last week's estimate by (British Lancet Medical Journal) investigators, using credible methodology, that more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians - most of them women and children - have died since the US-led invasion, is a profound moral indictment of our countries ... Civilian deaths have always been a tragic reality of modern war. But the conflict in Iraq was supposed to be different - US and British forces were dispatched to liberate the Iraqi people ... Reading accounts of the US-led invasion, one is struck by the constant, almost casual, reference to civilian deaths ... The fact that most bombing missions in Iraq today are pre-planned, with targets allegedly carefully vetted, further indicts those who wage this war in the name of freedom. If these targets are so precise, then those selecting them cannot escape the fact that they are deliberately targeting innocent civilians at the same time as they seek to destroy their intended foe ... We invaded Iraq to free Iraqis from a dictator who, by some accounts, oversaw the killing of about 300,000 of his subjects - although no one has been able to verify more than a small fraction of the figure. If it is correct, it took Saddam decades to reach such a horrific statistic. The US and UK have, it seems, reached a third of that total in just 18 months."


    The bottom line of this revelation is that the Illuminati is using many weapons right now to decrease the population, from AIDS to Depleted Uranium, to biotech weapons, to massive conventional warfare against civilian populations




  13. University Professor Pianka leaves people speachless/defeated just by presenting numbers - numbers which "explain" mathematical how this planet is being systematically destroyed by human overpopulation. Guess he never heard the vedic explanation about the purpose of life..


    The Citizen Scientist

    31 March 2006

    ...Professor Pianka then began laying out his concerns about how human overpopulation is ruining the Earth. He presented a doomsday scenario in which he claimed that the sharp increase in human population since the beginning of the industrial age is devastating the planet. He warned that quick steps must be taken to restore the planet before it's too late.

    Saving the Earth with Ebola

    Professor Pianka said the Earth as we know it will not survive without drastic measures. Then, and without presenting any data to justify this number, he asserted that the only feasible solution to saving the Earth is to reduce the population to 10 percent of the present number.

    He then showed solutions for reducing the world's population in the form of a slide depicting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. War and famine would not do, he explained. Instead, disease offered the most efficient and fastest way to kill the billions that must soon die if the population crisis is to be solved.

    Pianka then displayed a slide showing rows of human skulls, one of which had red lights flashing from its eye sockets.

    AIDS is not an efficient killer, he explained, because it is too slow. His favorite candidate for eliminating 90 percent of the world's population is airborne Ebola ( Ebola Reston ), because it is both highly lethal and it kills in days, instead of years. However, Professor Pianka did not mention that Ebola victims die a slow and torturous death as the virus initiates a cascade of biological calamities inside the victim that eventually liquefy the internal organs.

    After praising the Ebola virus for its efficiency at killing, Pianka paused, leaned over the lectern, looked at us and carefully said, “We've got airborne 90 percent mortality in humans. Killing humans. Think about that.”

    With his slide of human skulls towering on the screen behind him, Professor Pianka was deadly serious. The audience that had been applauding some of his statements now sat silent.

    After a dramatic pause, Pianka returned to politics and environmentalism. But he revisited his call for mass death when he reflected on the oil situation.

    “And the fossil fuels are running out,” he said, “so I think we may have to cut back to two billion, which would be about one-third as many people.” So the oil crisis alone may require eliminating two-third's of the world's population.

    How soon must the mass dying begin if Earth is to be saved? Apparently fairly soon, for Pianka suggested he might be around when the killer disease goes to work. He was born in 1939, and his lengthy obituary appears on his web site.

    When Pianka finished his remarks, the audience applauded. It wasn't merely a smattering of polite clapping that audiences diplomatically reserve for poor or boring speakers. It was a loud, vigorous and enthusiastic applause.

    Questions for Dr. Doom

    Then came the question and answer session, in which Professor Pianka stated that other diseases are also efficient killers.

    The audience laughed when he said, “You know, the bird flu's good, too.” They laughed again when he proposed, with a discernable note of glee in his voice that, “We need to sterilize everybody on the Earth.”

    After noting that the audience did not represent the general population, a questioner asked, "What kind of reception have you received as you have presented these ideas to other audiences that are not representative of us?"

    Pianka replied, "I speak to the converted!"

    Pianka responded to more questions by condemning politicians in general and Al Gore by name, because they do not address the population problem and "...because they deceive the public in every way they can to stay in power."

    He spoke glowingly of the police state in China that enforces their one-child policy. He said, "Smarter people have fewer kids." He said those who don't have a conscience about the Earth will inherit the Earth, "...because those who care make fewer babies and those that didn't care made more babies." He said we will evolve as uncaring people, and "I think IQs are falling for the same reason, too."



    9,000-Year-Old Drilled Teeth Are Work of Stone Age Dentists

    Amitabh Avasthi

    for National Geographic News <HTTP: news.nationalgeographic.com>

    April 5, 2006

    Human teeth excavated from an archaeological site in Pakistan show that dentistry was thriving as recently as 9,000 years ago.

    Researchers excavating a Stone Age graveyard found a total of 11 teeth that had been drilled, including one that had apparently undergone a complex procedure to hollow out a cavity deep inside the tooth.

    The discovery suggests a high level of technological sophistication, though the procedure, which involved drills tipped with shards of flint, could hardly have been a painless affair.

    "The finding provides clear and compelling evidence that earlier people had knowledge of manipulation of dental hard tissues in living people," said Clark Spencer Larsen, an anthropologist at Ohio State University in Columbus, who was not part of the excavation.

    Scientists from the Université de Poitiers in Poitiers, France, and the Musée Guimet of Paris made the discovery.

    The team's findings appear in this week's issue of the journal Nature.

    Therapeutic Reason?

    "We think the drilling had medical reasons," said Roberto Macchiarelli, a paleoanthropologist at the Université de Poitiers and lead author of the study.

    "While some teeth had been drilled more than once, four showed signs of decay … suggesting a possible therapeutic intervention."

    The procedure could not have had an aesthetic purpose, since its results were not easily visible, he added.

    But the real motive is still uncertain.

    "The reason is difficult to ascertain," said Jeffrey Schwartz, an anthropologist at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

    "As the authors [of the study] admit, encroaching on the [tooth's] pulp cavity would cause pain, and leaving these holes so close to the pulp cavity, where they would accumulate food and lead to infection and continue to cause pain, would hardly seem to be therapeutic."


    <DIR><DIR>Macchiarelli's team made the discovery while excavating a 9,000-year-old graveyard in Baluchistan, a region of Pakistan that borders Afghanistan and Iran.


    </DIR></DIR>The people of Mehrgarh, the site of the dig, were once nomadic hunter-gatherers who settled into a more sedate lifestyle, growing crops and raising cattle.

    During the dig, the researchers identified nine individuals with a total of 11 drilled teeth.

    "One individual had three drilled teeth, while another had a tooth that had been drilled twice," Macchiarelli said.

    A closer look with a microscope revealed that at least in one case, not only had the tooth been drilled, but the resulting cavity had also been delicately reshaped.

    And in all cases, the researchers noticed smoothening of the teeth. That meant the drilling had been conducted on living people who then continued to use the teeth for chewing food.

    Flint Drill

    To make a hole on the relatively small surface of a tooth, Mehrgarh's dentists probably used a contraption quite similar to the one used in making a fire.

    Rope from a bowlike device was looped around a slender piece of wood that was tipped with a sharp shard of flint. When the bow was moved sideways, it created a drill-like circular motion and pushed the flint into the tooth.

    "It was very fast and also generated heat, enabling the dentist to drill holes smaller that 1 millimeter [0.04 inch] in diameter," said Macchiarelli, who created a replica of the drill by studying related artifacts.

    He thinks that know-how for the early dentistry was probably transferred from artisans skilled at drilling holes in bead ornaments.

    The researchers have yet to find evidence of dental fillings. Macchiarelli thinks that some sort of tarlike material or soft vegetable matter was stuffed into the tooth cavity. However, there is no evidence to prove the theory.

    "[The fillings] could have degraded over time," he reasoned.

    Out of Fashion

    Though the dental manipulation lasted near Mehrgarh for about 1,500 years, the practice completely disappeared with the onset of the metal age about 7,000 years ago, Macchiarelli said.

    "There is no evidence of this procedure in graveyards from much later periods, despite the continuation of poor dental health. We have no idea why it stopped," he said.

    Schwartz, the Pittsburgh anthropologist, agreed the purpose of the drilling remains mysterious.

    "In Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, the lip-side surfaces of front teeth were drilled to receive semiprecious stones and gold, but that was clearly ornamental," he said.

    "So I'm stumped as to why these holes were drilled."

    Perhaps the pain caused the practice to lose popularity, he added.

    The drilling of teeth seems to be an ongoing madness since stone age.

    As soon a tooth is drilled, the tooth is destroyed, dentists know that very well. If everything developped rapidely in the past hundreds of years - like all the departements of modern technology, treatment of teeth didnt - not one inch.

    They might drill with laser and make all kind of fancy but unhealthy x-rays - still peoples teeth are destroyed like blown up buildings after a war. Now they clone sheeps and rats. Why this idiots cant find the switch which lets grow a new tooth as soon there's one finished? Sharks have that upgraded operating system, one tooth finished, the next is already waiting. Probably they have it already invented but pulled out their pocket calculators, a huge global business of drilling billions of teeth destroyed! Nice agents of kali!

  15. Three yogis are performing a meditative vigil in a cave high in the Himalayas. One day there is a sound outside of the cave. Six months later one of the yogis says, “that was a tiger.”The cave is silent once again. About a year later, another yogi says, “that wasn’t a tiger it was a lion.”

    Again the cave falls silent. About two years later the third yogi says, “If you two don’t stop arguing I’m leaving.”


    I think that one of the most profound experiences I had with Srila Prabhupada took place in 1969 when I was serving him during his visit to Hamburg, West Germany. I was somehow chosen to take Srila Prabhupada on his morning walk, cook his lunch and give him a massage each day. There weren't very many devotees in Hamburg at the time, so I somehow got the mercy. This incident took place on Ekadasi. I had given Srila Prabhupada his breakfast and taken away his plates. He then proceeded to cover his head with his chadder, sit in his chair by the window and chanted. So naturally, I figured something was up, but didn't know what. Sometimes on Ekadasi you don't quite know what to expect because it is a special day. As the morning progressed, I cooked his Ekadasi lunch and then got ready to give Srila Prabhupada his massage. Reflecting back, I probably didn't give Srila Prabhupada a very good massage, but at the time, I didn't really know what he needed. Anyway, he kindly accepted my service. I got out his oil and put down the mat he usually sat on, and then he came in and said to me: "You should pray to Krsna for me."




    Well, needless to say, I was quite taken aback. Here is my spiritual master, a great exalted Krsna conscious personality, asking me to pray to Krsna for him. Well, I went through quite a few changes in a few seconds, and finally blurted out: "Well, I don't think that would work."





    "Why not? You are a devotee of Krsna," he replied. Well, I just left it at that and gave Srila Prabhupada his massage.





    It was wonderful and surprising that such a great personality as Srila Prabhupada could be so humble. This is one of the qualities of Srila Prabhupada that is very attractive to me, and also very endearing.





    Sivananda dasa


    Sivananda prabhu went to Berlin and opened a temple, he went to Heidelberg and opened a temple - and wherever he went the temples immediately were filled up with devotees. Madan-mohan-mohini dasi became his wife and they both started to please Srila Prabhupada even more - by teaching everybody how to distribute Prabhupada's books. Always wondered where they went after having successfully started Srila Prabhupada's movement in the German speaking countries?:rolleyes:

  17. <TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD>This article was published by F18News on: 3 April 2006

    </TD></TR><TR><TD>TURKMENISTAN: Jailed Krishna devotee transferred to women's camp


    </TD></TR><TR><TD>By Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service <http://www.forum18.org>


    </TR><TR><TD>Shortly after her failed appeal against her seven year jail sentence for illegally crossing the border, charges her supporters reject, Hare Krishna devotee Cheper Annaniyazova was finally transferred on 23 January from the women's prison in the capital Ashgabad to the women's labour camp in Dashoguz in northern Turkmenistan, Forum 18 News Service has learned. Work in the labour camp is reported to be hard, while bribery to escape the worst work is rampant. Even acquiring a decent place to sleep requires bribes. Annaniyazova's state of health and conditions in the labour camp remain unknown. Meanwhile, the Russian Orthodox church in Dashoguz, the only Orthodox place of worship in northern Turkmenistan, still cannot complete construction of a new church begun some years ago. Officials are questioning the parish's right to use the land, while the church's registration application has been denied.

    </TD></TR><TR><TD> </TD></TR><TR><TD>Jailed Hare Krishna devotee Cheper Annaniyazova was finally transferred from the women's prison in the capital Ashgabad [Ashgabat] to the women's labour camp in Dashoguz [Dashhowuz] on 23 January, Forum 18 News Service has learned. The transfer – which had long been expected - occurred within days of her failed bid to have her seven-year prison sentence overturned at an appeal hearing at the Ashgabad city court in mid-January. Her state of health and conditions in the labour camp remain unknown.


    The labour camp in Dashoguz in northern Turkmenistan close to the border with Uzbekistan is the only one for women in the country. Its address is:


    Dashoguz, ulica Ilyalinskaya, Zhenskaya Koloniya DZ-K/8.


    The exile Turkmenistan Helsinki Foundation reported last December that the camp has six barracks housing prisoners (though many have to sleep in the open air), as well as a work area with a brick factory, sewing and wool workshops and a bakery. It noted that bribery is rampant as a way for prisoners to escape the harshest work. "Those that don't pay have to carry out the heaviest work in the industrial zone," the group reported. It said the most hazardous work is cleaning wool. Even acquiring a decent place to sleep requires bribes. The group said the camp also has a closed section with about 400 high-profile prisoners, including former top officials who have fallen from favour. It remains unknown in which part of the camp Annaniyazova is housed.


    Annaniyazova, who was born in 1968 and was one of the first people in Turkmenistan to become a Hare Krishna devotee, was accused under three charges, two of which related to illegally crossing the border three years ago when she went to Kazakhstan to live at the Hare Krishna temple in Almaty. The third accusation was, sources told Forum 18, not made public at the trial in November 2005 and the extra sentence imposed in the wake of the accusation was likewise not made public, though the sentence she received exceeds the maximum penalty possible under the known accusations. It is thought within Turkmenistan that the heavy sentence was imposed at the behest of the MSS (Ministry of State Security) secret police, in order to intimidate the Hare Krishna community.


    Despite a reluctance by the court to give out its verdict in writing as it is supposed to do (courts in Turkmenistan rarely give out written verdicts, especially in sensitive cases), Annaniyazova was able to challenge the verdict on appeal, but this was unsuccessful (see F18News 10 February 2006 http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=725).


    After former chief mufti Nasrullah ibn Ibadullah was sentenced to 22 years' imprisonment in March 2004 at a closed trial in Ashgabad, the Turkmen government refused repeated international requests to make the verdict public (see F18News 8 March 2004 http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=271).


    Meanwhile, the exile Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights reported in March that the Russian Orthodox Church has been unable to complete its new church under construction in Dashoguz. The group said the foundation and walls are only partly built and work has been stopped for more than a year. The group added that the parish previously had registration with the Adalat (Fairness or Justice) Ministry, but this was revoked in the wake of the 2003 new religion law and the parish has been unable to regain it. The authorities question the parish's right to use the land, but have not obstructed worship in a portakabin, the only Orthodox place of worship in northern Turkmenistan.


    The second Russian Orthodox church in the town of Turkmenabad (formerly Charjou) finally gained state registration in early January, six years after it reopened for worship and applied for registration (see F18News 10 February 2006 http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=725).


    For more background, see Forum 18's Turkmenistan religious freedom survey at http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=672


    A printer-friendly map of Turkmenistan is available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/index.html?Parent=asia&Rootmap=turkme



    You may do some search on hindu websites for more scholarly articles. You may devote sometime to study of koran and islam, and find out that they are not supposed to stop killing until the world is muslim. But the main question remains - what you gonna do?


    Hindus actually dont convert others to become members of the Hindu community. Hindus generally argue, you're only a Hindu when you're born into a Hindu family. So in sum Hindus consider Hinduism as a bodily designation and not as spiritual quality of the soul. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was in fact the only One who successfully converted Muslims away from their believe. However, He didnt convert the Muslims to become Hindus, but He converted the Muslims to become servants of Lord Sri Krishna. Since serving the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna is the eternal function of our souls it is above bodily designations like - Christian, Moslem, American, Buddhist, Hindu or Judaism.

    But unfortunately Hindus arent interested to understand who is Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and they arent interested to adopt Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's special method to successfully convert Muslims to become Krishna bhaktas. Devotees of Lord Krishna are totally above the platform of bodily designations and actually benefitting society by distributing pure konwledge about our eternal relationship of Lord Sri Krishna, and when all the people become situated in pure ever-increasing love and spiritual happiness all the problems in society will be solved. As long we remain on the platform of bodily designation the fighting among members of different groups will go on. Since Vaishnavism is part of India's cultural tradition Hindus are well advised to become situated in the teachings of the great Vaishnava acarayas and activate the soul to become fixed in the original position of serving Sri Krishna in total transcendental happiness and just by associating with such pure devotees of Lord Krishna, Muslim will automatically give up this Islam which keeps one's soul cut off from actual spiritual bliss. This is the secret, people always go there where they find actual joy. Doesnt matter what they were before. Therefore Srila Prabhupada attracted thousands and thousands of Westerners to bhakti-yoga. Not because of the teachings, not because of presenting something new.

    All the people who met Srila Prabhupada felt that he is situated in the original happiness of the soul and they also wanted to attain that state.

    Prabhupada converted many Muslims, Africans, Europeans, Chinese, Australians, all those people started to follow the path of bhakti because

    they wanted to attain what Prabhupada showed them by his own example, real spiritual joy within the soul.

    Therefore, whenever it is reported that Muslims are proliferating, like it was recently reported in France, like rats, the preaching of pure devotional service to Lord Sri Krishna isnt realy in a healthy condition. More Hindus should get qualified as strong preachers of sanatana-dharma. Just like the Indian military, India has the biggest military in the world, over 1 Million soldiers. So, if India could qualify to actually train up 1 Million pure Vaishnavas of Lord Sri Krishna, Millions of Muslims immediately would give up Islam forever, like Sanatana Goswami or Rupa Goswami, very easily. First they were high appointees of the Muslim government, King, but when they met Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu they immediately gave up their Muslim identity.


    I e-mailed Miracle Gro and asked them what ingredients are in their plant food and what their source is. I also asked them if any animal products are in the product. We'll see what response I get, if any.

    Thank you for the replies concerning this.

    That's what I found in the tulasi handbook,



    Feeding -- There is really no need for artificial feedings, in fact some foods (certain mixtures of 20-20-20) will actually build up toxin in Her soil and cause great damage. Stick with a little cow manure every 3 or 4 weeks, and once a month feeding of iron. This combined with the perpetual replanting in fresh soil are enough to keep Her in fine health. Try a powdered iron solution; ours is 1 tsp.--2 gallons water; 1/4 cup--1 every 2 weeks. Stay away from chemical fertilizers. They do build up toxins in the soil, and make it sterile of certain elements eventually. Use cow manure, and a good brand of organic compost is essential. The compost should be cultivated into the soil every few weeks, along with a little manure. Watch out for bone material in the compost though (some brands have ground-up animal bones).

  20. http://www.mexica-movement.org/granmarcha.htm

    The Great Los Angeles March Against Racism: An Indigenous Perspective

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    Whose land? Whose labels?

    Almost all media reporting on The Great March of Los Angeles chose to focus on economic-centric rhetoric and sound bites that reflected the Marchers as The Outsiders of this land. The media repeated slogans and shibboeleths like "America was built on immigration" and "Immigrants deserve repsect." However, a visual scan of the marchers clearly revealed that Mexicans and Central Americans are not a people who came via Ellis Island, nor through the The Port of San Francisco. These marchers looked very much like the "Indians" one sees in a history book on pre-European peoples of this continent.

    Srila Prabhupada has the answer, the land belongs to Krishna!:)


    Prabhupada: So when we become very serious in a dangerous position, as if we are lost, but Krsna smiles. You see? Sometimes we think... This is called illusion. The same example, just a man in dreaming, crying, "There is tiger, there is tiger. It is eating me," and the man who is awakened, he smiles, "Where is the tiger?" (chuckles) "Where is the tiger?" And this man is crying, "Tiger, tiger, tiger." Similarly, when we are very much perplexed... Just like the politicians, they are sometimes perplexed in political situation and claiming, "This is my land, my country," and other party also claiming, "It is my land, my country," and they are fighting very gravely. Krsna smiles. "What these nonsense are claiming ‘my country, my land'? It is My land, and they are claiming ‘my land' and fighting." Actually, the land belongs to Krsna, but these people, under illusion, claiming, "It is my land, it is my country," forgetting how long he shall belong to this country or this nation. That is called illusion.

  21. Iskcon Bangalore=Iskcon?



    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006 12:42:55 AM


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    BANGALORE: Having successfully pioneered the organic farming movement in Karnataka and neighbouring Kerala, the Eco-Agri Research Foundation of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is looking at moving up the value chain.

    It has initiated work on setting up a food-processing facility at Mahadevpura near Srirangapatna where its model ’organic farming’ farm is located.

    “The cost of setting up and operating the facility could be around Rs 5 crore to Rs 6 crore. Besides our own contribution, we are looking at the possibility of raising resources from financial institutions/banks,” sources told ET.

    The foundation was able to attract about 50-100 farmers every month to grow the organic way, sources added. Besides running the farm, the foundation has around 500 farmer members, who practice organic farming.

    The total annual output produced by these members is believed to be around 100 tonne, with spices accounting for about 55% to 60% of the produce.

    These 500 farmers are spread through out Karnataka and neighbouring Kerala and produce a wide range of agri-products like spices and foodgrains. Organic chilli is grown in places like Raichur and Chitradurga while farmers in northern Kerala grow spices like ginger and pineapple.

    Once the agri-processing facility is operational, the foundation believes that it can secure a higher price for the produce. Typically, organic farm products cost five or six times more compared to the inorganic products.

    The foundation was also looking at the possibility of using the internet for promoting organic farming in India. “There has to be a process of educating and providing information.

    With access to quick and easy logistics, it would not be difficult to use the net for selling organic produce,” sources added.

    The foundation, which played a major role in promoting Indian vanilla in the global markets, continues to actively promote this crop although international prices have declined. It is reported to have handled over 300 tonne of green beans.

  22. Wherever big thinking is required, Indians seem to have the better brains - why not also for establishing Lord Krishna's instructions worldwide?


    Deutsche Bank hires Krishna Memani as credit desk analyst


    Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:44 AM ET


    NEW YORK, March 28 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) has hired Krishna Memani, global head of credit strategy at Credit Suisse in New York, to head its team of U.S. credit desk analysts, the bank said.

    Memani will be responsible for overseeing investment grade and high-yield desk analysts for cash and credit default swaps.

    He will report to Derek Smith, head of cash and credit default swap trading for investment grade and high yield, according to Deutsche spokeswoman Michele Allison.

    Bunt Ghosh, global head of fixed-income research and economics at Credit Suisse, will oversee Memani's responsibilities until a successor is named, said Pen Pendleton, spokesman for the bank in New York.


  23. People must be really broken hearted to give away their kids for a couple of bugs.


    Pawan Bali



    Posted Tuesday , March 28, 2006 at 13:19

    Updated Tuesday , March 28, 2006 at 15:14

    Talwara (J& K): Rs 8,000 for a nine year old, Rs 10,000 for a 13 year old and if you can afford a little more money, you might just be able to strike a deal at Rs 15,000 for a grown-up teenager.

    These are the prices parents in the Talwara migrant camp in Jammu and Kashmir are demanding for their children.

    Krishna Devi has sold her three daughters for Rs 20,000. The girls are now working as labourers and household maids. When we asked her what made her take the step, she says it was poverty.

    "I have sold my daughters. What could have I done? We needed money. It’s been eight years now and we have not been able to repay that money and get our children back. My husband works as a labourer, but the money he earns is hardly enough to feed my other two children," a resident of the Talwara migrant camp, Krishna Devi, says

    The Talwara camp comprises of over 640 families who have migrated from Doda, Poonch-Rajouri because of militant attacks. Those already staying in the camp say over 200 children from the camp have either been sold or mortgaged for a few thousand rupees. Some of those who were taken outside the state have not even returned.

    "It was a deal of Rs 8,000, but we never got the money after working for a month and seven days. My son’s dead body was found as they had killed him," another camp resident, Tichoo Devi, who had also sold her son, adds.

    When the CNN-IBN team questioned local officials about the issue of the children being sold, they denied such a situation. But the ground reality as was witnessed by the team was very different and never near to the situation projected by the offficials.

    The children in these migrant camps have a difficult option, but it is even more difficult for their parents. To bring up one child, the other has to be sold. And it is the cruel curse of poverty that's putting the young lives at stake.


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