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  1. Somehow I found this oldie but goodie thread. The editing of the Sri Caitanya Bhagavata is complete and the missing chapters are being added (but not yet placed in cyberspace until their final editing is complete). The new site for the  Kingdom of God and its Bhagavata is CauseOfAllCauses.com for anyone interested in flooding their living rooms with tears.

     

    I miss you guys. Some of my best moments were spent at Audarya, way back when.

     

    gHari


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    When you speak of chanting in the park gHari, I thought you might like this:

     

     

    Ki Jai! Let it happen!

     

    I see me starting with japa beads under a tree, becoming an accepted fixture in the park. Then after a month or so the drum would come out and the singing would become a little louder. I see me travelling from village to village, park to park. No big sales pitch for money or converts, just some sweet chanting to turn some hearts.

     

    We aren't crazy folk - I want them to see that.

     

    We are so very fortunate.


  3. Vedesu, were you also Vedesu on SRV? That was where Gary became gHari one day - sort of a self-initiation ceremony to curb my envy of all the beautiful spiritual names the devotees had.

     

    I also remember that when Agrahya das closed up the SRV, many of us went to VNN. Then after a few years, that died too, and Jahnava-Nitai das became our munificent shelter.

     

    Maybe now we're ready to talk to real people, in real life. T r e m b l e.

     

    A father and mother approached me at Ratha Yatra weeks ago because their eleven year old daughter wanted to ask me about why I chant all the time. I felt a little self-conscious and looked around for a priest, but then decided to bear the possible criticisms around me and tell the girl the truth from my heart. Surely all the years here and there on the net helped me offer the young lady the best assistance I could. I didn't do too bad. Her eyes lit up when I said Hare Krsna meant "Please Radha, help me serve Krsna". It was meant to be.

     

    Yesterday, my first thought was "What will I do"? This is my life. This was my life. Real people are scary, but soon I won't need to work so I won't have to care about public opinion - then I'll be in the park every day. See you there.

     

    gHari


  4. Yes, indeed. Thank you both for being part of my life - the only part that really matters in this desert of darkness out here in the wilderness. Whatever my motivation, this is where I've lived since I returned home too many years ago.

     

    Does anyone know of any other gentle places like this on the net where people don't bicker all day and night. I'm looking for a new home. Maybe we can convince JNdas to join us there for some Hari Katha.


  5. The stars will disappear. The earth will be gone. This 'you' you once knew will no longer be known. All anxiety will disappear and absolute satisfaction will greet blissful ecstasy as eternal you take your first step into the Kingdom of God, Vaikuntha.

     

    That is when the world will end. It can happen tomorrow, if that's everything you really want.

     

    This is the real answer, but it may take some good fortune to accept it as the way it is. May that fortune be yours.


  6. It made me aware that in this hell, every penny I spend contributes to cow killing. I am more serious than ever about floating through with only the essentials.

     

    The goswamis had it right. A different tree every night.

     

    I do not believe that people will stop eating calves if there are no dairy farms. I think that females and males will both be slaughtered like steers are now and some will be killed while still calves. This means there will be far fewer cows, or meat will be so cheap that everyone will eat more. The consensus among future western demonic generations would be that cows are only good for blood.


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    Animals are to be treated like children, not slaughtered and consumed for their meat and milk.

     

    That would be nice. Let's e-bomb the slaughterhouses. Let's raise the consciousness of the West. Let's force stores to put pictures of cows on every package of meat. Let's mobilize these threads' energy toward stopping the desire for blood.

     

    Let's chant Hare Krsna in every park in the world, starting tomorrow morning.


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    :confused: Are you smoking ganja gHari? What are you talking about.

     

     

    Well, I don't smoke weed, but I admit I do get a little cryptic and poetic at times. I am suggesting that we cannot stop cows from being born. If our goal is stop half the cows from existing, then I think it is not that easy. If we want to stop all Western cows' births except those in zoos, then I doubt that is possible.


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    Krishna has given you intelligence to make such judgments. It is the duty of the head to direct the actions of the body. You have a duty to judge which actions lead to God consciousness and those that lead to hell and to instruct others.

    Are we rewriting the Bhagavad-gita now?

     

    People will always be filled with doubt on the mental platform. Should I do this? Should I do that? Lemme weigh the pros and cons and drive my own chariot. After all, it is my chariot! And I know better.

     

    It seems to me all this mental trickery is leading you away from God consciousness (apa-radha).


  10. All these whiz-kid articles by docta this and swami that. I would read something by me or Mahak long before I'd read all that cheating nonsense, where words are compared to words on the synaptic scales of the mental platform.

     

    There's a price that has to be paid before one can have an opinion here. These fellows haven't even paid the tuition yet. They know nothing. They don't even know they know nothing. How dumb is that?


  11. John 14:6

    Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me".

     

    That is, no one comes to the Father except through the way.

    That is, no one comes to the Father except through the truth.

    That is, no one comes to the Father except through the life.

     

    Context is always important:

     

    7If you really knew me, you would know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." 8Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us."

    9Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. 12I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

     

    Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

     

    15"If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— 17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[c] in you. 18I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."


  12. The point is: the cows are alive now. They have taken birth. This is the reality. They are alive. How do we save them?

     

    If our strategy is to cause the demons to slaughter all female cows for meat thereby causing fewer cows to be born and suffer, then that is the game plan. But now, we have the cows. Tomorrow 103,000 will be dead. How many people does it take to drink 103,000 cows' milk a day? A million? Ten million? Not all that many.

     

    Time and circumstance.


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    [...]You have bought into the demonic idea that their only purpose was for the sense pleasure of human beings. [...]

     

     

    Where would you get an idea like that? You must think I'm a real moron. And that's okay, but don't expect me to respect anything further anyone like that might say.


  14. BG 8.5: And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt.

    BG 8.6: Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, O son of Kuntī, that state he will attain without fail.

    BG 8.7: Therefore, Arjuna, you should always think of Me in the form of Kṛṣṇa and at the same time carry out your prescribed duty of fighting. With your activities dedicated to Me and your mind and intelligence fixed on Me, you will attain Me without doubt.

    BG 8.8: He who meditates on Me as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, his mind constantly engaged in remembering Me, undeviated from the path, he, O Pārtha, is sure to reach Me.


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    You are so funny sometimes gHari.

     

    Well, yes, I laugh a lot, but here it is simple economics - the law of supply and demand. If the demand for milk were higher then the price would be higher and they would not consider killing 103,000 cows to artificially reduce the supply in order to drive the price back up. Just economics. That's all these animals care about.


  16. The zoo.

     

    Send them to India.

     

    Scrap the tractor.

     

    It's a tough problem - we don't want to end the cow species.

     

    Maybe the machines will run out of gas and live male cows will come back into style. Maybe kindness and decency will come back into vogue.

     

    At Ratha-Yatra I was actually wondering how in twenty years we'll acommodate the million Torontonians who will show up to take Lord Jagannatha down Yonge Street.

     

    There is hope.

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