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  1. Rule # 1. Be carefull with the water. It should always be factory closed water bottle. Don't be cheated by those Indians who fill the bottle with pipe water. Rule # 2. Be carefull wih soups and teas. Do not take is. No dahl soups for you in India.
  2. Dear devotees, please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and to the whole guru-parampara. My name is Yashoda devi dasi. Bhava prabhu, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada from Vancouver, starte the whole project on In memoriam which we all agree, is a wonderful program. He had some FTP problems with updating, and also he is very buisy by preaching. I was helping him a little bit, few years ago, on data research, which I am intending actually to start again. I am sorry, that page was not updating for a very long time, which we will change now and regularly work on the project. All suggestions we will consider. Any more ideas, text, name of the devotees you know that left, any data or dates, please send to yashoda_dd@inet.hr Your servant, Yashoda devi dasi
  3. Does anyone knows why Srila Prabhupada did not like the painting of Keshavaji? My favorite is Seva kunj by Jadurani dd. I would of include it in this posting, but I do not know how.
  4. Sad-Anga Saranagati "Sri-Krsna-Caitanya Prabhu Jive Doya Kori" by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura: sri krsna caitanya prabhu jive doya kori' sva-parsada sviya dhama saha avatari' (Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu, bringing mercy for all the living beings, descended with His own divine abode and personal associates." ********* It is true Lord Caitanya never liked to be called "Lord Krishna". He would put his palms on his ears. It does not mean we should forget who He really is: Sri Krishna and Srimati Radharani in one body.
  5. Yes, Tarun prabhu, I have seen that movie about Vukovar. I was still in Zagreb when refugees came from Vukovar. They were all suffering from shock. Today, many young men who were there commite suicides because they can not forget the experience. Just like those poor souls that rather decide to jump from WTC, then waiting for death. Demoniac mentality against demoniac mentality. I just remembered that once a Muslim was running after Srila Prabhupada in Calcutta with knife in his hand, trying to kill him. Can you tell us more about it?
  6. Dear Gauracandra prabhu, dandavat pranams. Gauracandra prabhu said: "Oh no, I've been mistaken for Caitanyacandra. This is almost as bad as when my co-worker said that for maximum sales she should put the candy bars next to my desk." My humble pray to forgive me because you both share the name of Lord Caitanya. And because I wrote that at 300, tired. Now it is 5.00. I just found a note that "Jaiva Dharma" has been published in english. I am planning to get one. If you agree, I can repent by sending you a copy. Ys, Ydd
  7. Dear Gauracandra, I understand your mood, but there are no "good" and "bad" pastimes concerning Srila Prabhupada. I am sure you agree that every moment of Srila Prabhupada's life is controlled by Lord Krishna and is auspicious. I remember Srila Prabhupada mentioned it to devotees (I was born in 1965, so he did not say it to me personally), but I do not know to which devotees and when.
  8. Country I was born in (Croatia) went through terrible horror in 1991. Overnight, so-called neighbours started to kill, rape and masacre others who are not Croats. The whole city of Vukovar was distroyed, and many thousands of people killed. When Croatian government asked USA for help from this horror (which is not any different then this tragedy in USA), USA government said "we do not allow Croats to deffend themselves against Serbs". The message "Stop the war in Croatia" went to American government, but they had no ears. Few years after, they bombed Serbia like anything, because they finally found out who the culprit was. It was too late for thousands of killed Croats and Serbs years before, and useless, because the bombing did not change a lot. I am very sorry for all the victims from Sep 11. I know very well what Americans are coming through. There is no one Bin Laden: there are more of them, much more. After the tragedy, they will grow and be more intelligent in making more damage to anything which is not Islamic. In old history, for centuries Croatia had to fight Islamic people (Turks). Croat writer Andric even received a Nobal price for the book about vicious and cruel tactics of Turks. Croatia was a defanding wall between them and the West.
  9. http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/binladen000316.html http://www.cbsnews.com/now/story/0,1597,172666-412,00.shtml http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/94/77/01_91_m.html
  10. Some history specialists say that Bin Laden feels guilt by being still alive. Myself I do not know taliban history, but he thinks he was supposed to die in 1980's together with others, so whatewher he does now is some kind of repetence: he has no fear of death. (As I heard some days ago).
  11. Dear Tarun prabhu, dandavat pranams. Sri Guru and Gauranga jayataha. The letter you mentioned in your message - is there any chance you find it and quote it on this forum? I find it very contaminating when neophyte devotee comes with the idea that to respect the personality of Jesus Christ is "low and non-intelligent". The letter may help them to rise abow that level of understanding. Ys, Ydd
  12. Valaya said: I think the question was whether he should travel overland, that is drive, with the war situation as it is. ******* Yes, sorry. Land means land. Since the situation is changing from one minute to the other (Pakistan is playing a dangerous role by trying to make both sides happy), and since it is a war zone, I suggest flying or waiting for some better time. Yesterday I heard that Shrila Narayana Maharaja is still very strongly desiring to come to USA and preach according to the plan his secretary made last year. But, we should not imitate pure souls. What is wrong with flying to India? Ys, Ydd
  13. I strongy suggest that devotee to go to India: Vrindavana Vraj Mandala parikrama is approaching. I have a friend that was on the Washington airport when the tragic happened. He is still ready to fly (of course, with a stress). In the case your devotee friend does not want to go to India, he can give a ticket to me. I will be glad to go to India.
  14. Dear Atma prabu, please accept my dandavat pranams. Sri Guru and Gauranga jayataha. Is there any possibility to hear Srila Puri Maharaja's few words on the latest tragedy in New York (since Maharaja visited the WTD few weeks ago)?
  15. Just few years ago, I remember bomby falling down in my home city. So, I went over Srila Prabhupada's books, trying to find out what his teaching is. I was involved in the war myself, just to survive. In disgust, I left the country and moved to the temple outside the country. *************Morning walk with Srila Prabhupada on April 4, 1975 in Mayapura: “Prabhupada: Preaching will be very nice after the war when both of them, especially Russia, will be finished. Rupanuga: They want to make India the battleground? Paramahamsa: Also, Prabhupada, Atreya Rsi said that the Arabs are preparing for the war. They're buying billions and billions of dollars worth of missiles and jets and tanks from America. Prabhupada: Yes, so they are being prepared. War will soon start. Visnujana: The Arab men all go to America to be trained in the armed forces there. Prabhupada: Hm? Visnujana: In all the armed forces centers in America, they train the Arab nations to fight. Prabhupada: Oh. Visnujana: They let the young men come into the U.S.A. to learn how to use the missiles and everything. Pancadravida: Recently, this Bhutto of Pakistan, he was very happy because they were talking about lifting a ten-year holding on arms from the United States, and now, they say, Pakistan will soon get arms from America. Prabhupada: Yes, they are getting. They are already getting. The Pakistan will start the war with India. And then everything will be... Devotees: Oh! Whew! Devotee: Pakistan will start a war... (devotees talking among themselves.) Pancadravida: They have started the war maybe eight times. Prabhupada: (Aside Hmm? No, we can go. Pancadravida: What will the devotees do while the war is going on? Prabhupada: Chant Hare Krsna. Devotees: Jaya! (laughter) Prabhupada: You have got only business. Pancadravida: Will we stay in the cities or will...? Prabhupada: We can stay anywhere.” Morning walk with Srila Prabhupada on May 10, 1975 in Perth: “Amogha: Is there going to be a world war very soon? We heard there would be. Prabhupada: Yes. Amogha: Then it will be a very different situation for preaching. Prabhupada: Your preaching will not be stopped. It will go on.” Conversation with Srila Prabhupada in Teheran on August 10, 1976: “Srila Prabhupada:Then? How you can stop war? Because you are animal, you fight, you can give some name, either on religious ground or this philosophical ground. But because you are animal you will fight. You can give a different name. That is different thing. But because you are dogs, you'll fight. The real religion is why they will fight? Religion means to accept God. So if you are Muslim, I am Hindu, if I accept God, if You accept God, then where is fight? If we accept that God is the proprietor, God is the father, then where is the question of fight? Because we are not religious, therefore fight. Otherwise, if you accept God is the supreme father, if I accept God is the supreme, why fight? We have to go down? Nava-yauvana: Everything you say, Prabhupada, makes sense. Everything you say makes sense. Prabhupada: Yes, our preaching should be sensible, then people will accept. After all, they are human being. There is sense, but by force they are covering the sense. So we have to awaken them by handling carefully, that's all. Caitanya Mahaprabhu, jiv jago, jiv jago gauracanda bole. Who are... Uttisthata jagrata prapya varan nibodhata. They are sleeping. We have awaken them, that's it. That is preaching.” ******
  16. A devotees who decides to change the continent for preaching and because of the instructions, will be challenged and tested. That is why we honor Srila Prabhupada so much: he wanted to stay in bliss, serving his gurudev in safe Vrindavana. He was ready for surprises, and even when he got there, he was so much in distress that he wanted to leave after few months. Westerners who came to India, had a help from Gaudiya Math devotees. When they were building Bombay temple and making Life Members, they went through hell - sleeping outside with rats, some people destroyed their construction, a group of them spent few weeks in jail because of culture differences. It is not a peanut when it comes to preach Lord's message.
  17. That is nice, but Srila Prabhupada never thought himself to be Indian. He is a pure devotee, a citizen of the spiritual world. Once when the entry was not allowed to his Western disciples to have a darshan of Jagannath Puri Deities (pujari alowed him only), Srila Prabhupada refused saying "if my disciples are not allowed, I will not go also".
  18. There are many cases of Indian devotees, also. They join ISKCON from different reasons, and one of them is to get the green card and move to USA. In almost all cases I know, when they move to USA (thanks to ISKCON), they just work hard because they have to start from the beginning, and forget about the service to ISKCON.
  19. Sorry, Animesh, I made a mistake. Obviously, I am tired. No, not dawn. It is sun rising - almost 7 o'clock in the morning. I am starting my japa now and go to work. Actually, first I have to wake up the Deities now. Dandavats.
  20. Animesh, you reminded me of a song "Vibhavari Sesa" by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. He says: "Night is over, the light of dawn is coming - Arise, O soul, give up your sleep! Chant the names of Hari! Mukunda! Murari! Rama! Krishna! and Hayagriva!" I write this at dawn time.
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