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  1. Â ãîñòÿõ ó Îäæàñâè. Âñå ïðî Õàðå Êðèøíà. Ðàäõà Êðèøíà Êðèøíà.
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  3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/acbhaktivedantaswami/show/
  4. by Lillian Feinsilver A group of Jews were at early morning prayers in synagogue. The rabbi suddenly stands up and declaims, "Oh Lord...I am nothing!" and sits down. A little while late, the synagogues's cantor stands up and he says, "Oh Lord, I am nothing!" Everyone continues praying. Then the synagogue's janitor gets together his courage, and he jumps up and says, "Oh Lord, I am nothing!" So the rabbi leans over to the cantor and whispers, "Now look who thinks he's nothing!"
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  6. Here is one way. 1) Go to the page with the picture you want on it. For this example it was http://puskarpaintings.com/gallery/Sri-Caitanya-Mahaprabhu?page=6 2)Right click your mouse while cursor is on the picture you want to copy. 3) At the very bottom you will see "Properties" Left click on that. 4) Under Image Properties, you will see "location:" for my example it will have http://puskarpaintings.com/gallery/albums/Sri-Caitanya-Mahaprabhu/haridas.thumb.jpg 5) Left click that link to hi lite it. Then Rt click that link and click "copy." 6) In your post that you want the picture to be in, you type That should work if i explained it right.
  7. "The largest rice mill in the Southern Hemisphere, once processed enough grain to satisfy the daily needs of 20 million people. But six long years of drought have taken a toll, reducing Australia's rice crop by 98 percent and leading to the mothballing of the mill last December." http://groups.google.comalt.global-warming/browse_thread/thread/fe315dc7e5152b8c
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  10. Here was a follow up article a month later. http://www.dandavats.com/?p=5290#more-5290 by Lalita Madhava devi dasi It’s been nearly a month since we first posted our story and an announcement calling for preachers to help us spread the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya. And what an incredible month it’s been! Not only have devotees come forward from Vermont, New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts, but we have received numerous letters from devotees all around the country - from those looking for a project and wanting more information about relocating to Brattleboro, from traveling book distributors offering to come through here during the warmer months, and from kind well-wishers simply offering much needed words of support and encouragement. Among the devotees living in the immediate area, we have all gradually been connecting with one another - writing back and forth, talking on the phone and, one by one, meeting in person. The cafe at the famous Brattleboro Food Co-op has proved to be a great venue for this - despite the indignity I suffered getting busted for surreptitiously using my cell phone (not heeding the numerous signs on the walls displaying a picture of a cell phone in the center of forbidding red circle with a diagonal red line through it!) while anxiously waiting for these holy meets-in-the-service-of-the-Lord!
  11. Haven't you said before you are in the Vermont area? If so here are some devotees who are trying to start a center in Brattleboro, Vermont. By Lalita Madhava devi dasi http://www.dandavats.com/?p=5122 Mature, liberal-minded Vaishnavas are needed to help open (or contribute funds toward opening) a center in gorgeous, progressive and highly-intellectual Brattleboro, Vermont. Brattleboro is a beautiful and amazing town on the Connecticut River in southern Vermont just north of the Massachusetts border. Down-to-earth yet ultra-sophisticated, it has a huge alternative community of vegetarians, spiritualists and natural healers who practice, of all places, at the local hospital! Just to give an idea of how ready for and receptive to Krishna consciousness this town is, one of the featured events on January 2008’s “First Friday Gallery Walk” downtown was a presentation of vintage 1920’s and 1930’s Krishna Calendar Art by a gallery specializing in Indian art and antiques! Spectacularly beautiful throughout all the four seasons (and especially so in autumn), even the winters here in southern Vermont are mystical and enchanting, with the dazzling, sparkling snow! Lalita Madhava d. d. Krishna-darshan d. d. Radha-ramana dasa Home: 802.579.1222 Cell: 352.871.6902 Email: Brattleboro.Yatra@gmail.com
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  15. Traderjoes is in many larger cities. They have many cheeses without rennet. http://www.traderjoes.com/Attachments/rennet_test.pdf http://www.traderjoes.com/locations.asp
  16. I don't really have any, but you can read some here http://www.prabhupadaconnect.com/Memories_Index.html http://www.iskconvrindavan.com/main/founder/prabhupada-memories.php
  17. <table bgcolor="white" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="700"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" valign="top"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="800"> Ratha Yatra in San Francisco BY: SUN STAFF <center> San Francisco Ratha Yatra, July 18, 1972 Examiner Byline: "In Golden Gate Park" [ Click for larger version ] </center> Aug 28, CANADA (SUN) — A photographic history of the Hare Krsnas in San Francisco. In recent weeks we acquired a small collection of photographs from the San Francisco Examiner newspaper. These original black and white photos had been archived in the Examiner's reference library, having been published in the daily news at the time the events occurred. Pasted onto the back of each photo is a cut-out of the news clipping in which the picture and story had appeared. This fascinating group of images documents the presence of the Hare Krsna's in San Francisco from the late 1960's to the mid-1970's. It includes photos of the Ratha Yatra, kirtan parties in the Golden Gate park prior to Ratha Yatra festivals, and images of the original Radha Damodar Party. In 2005, the Sun ran a feature article entitled, " Ratha Yatra's Appearance in the West ", in which we shared images of some original Ratha Yatra posters we had collected in our archives. We described Srila Prabhupada's establishment of the first western Ratha Yatra, in 1967: By the mercy of the Lord's pure devotee, the West was first benedicted by the appearance of Ratha Yatra in San Francisco in 1967. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada organized his followers to arrange for a chariot that would deliver Their Lordships Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra out onto the streets of San Francisco. Westerners got their first glimpse of these divine personalities by Srila Prabhupada's direct mercy. Since that time, Ratha Yatras have manifested in cities, towns and villages around the world, continuing what is perhaps the oldest continuously celebrated festival on the planet. In 1967, Srila Prabhupada took great pleasure in a story that ran in the local San Francisco newspaper, "S.F. Paraders Hail Hindu God Krishna". After reading the article he praised the devotees, especially Syamasundara and Jayananda prabhus, for constructing the beautiful 2 1/2-ton cart for this first festival procession. Afterwards, Srila Prabhupada named the ISKCON San Francisco Temple "New Jagannatha Puri" in honor of the great event. On July 11, 1967, Srila Prabhupada wrote a letter to Brahmananda dasa from his accommodations at 'Bodes Paradisio', Alameda Patio, Stinson Beach, California: "Anyway, the devotees are coming here, and the Rathayatra Festival was performed with great pomp. More than 500 people followed the procession to the beach, and there were about two dozen cars. They distributed thousands of chapaties, and at last Shri Jagannatha, Subhadra, and Baladev kindly came here in our house and will stay here for one week and then return." In a photograph of the 1969 Ratha Yatra, we see Srila Prabhupada joined by Jayananda, Tamal Krishna, Hansadutta, Nara Narayana (we think), and others. <center> Ratha Yatra, Golden Gate Park, July 24, 1969 </center> Enjoying the memories sparked by the San Francisco Examiner photos, Rocana dasa shared a few of his experiences from the early days in San Francisco: "The San Francisco Ratha Yatra was the first place in the U.S. that a Ratha Yatra was held by Srila Prabhupada. This was primarily due to the efforts of Jayananda dasa, who very much pleased Srila Prabhupada by working with the devotees to organize the festival. San Francisco in those days was the place where the smaller temples like Vancouver and Portland would visit to experience a taste of the growing new world of Krsna consciousness. During Ratha Yatra season, Vancouver and Portland would almost shut their temples down, and everybody would pile into vans and travel down to the San Francisco event. While I was not fortunate enough to attend the very early Ratha Yatras, I did get to enjoy a trip to the Berkeley Gaura Purnima festival in 1971, as well as the San Francisco Ratha Yatra Srila Prabhupada attended in 1974. The Berkeley Gaura Purnima festival in 1971 was a very memorable event. At the time, Jayananda was the Temple President in Berkeley and Guru-krpa was the Temple Commander. Mahatma das was the Temple President in Vancouver. He had come up from San Francisco, where he had joined. Mahatma was somewhat homesick, so at Gaura Purnima time he decided to temporarily close the Vancouver temple and take everyone to Berkeley for the festival. <center> </center> The Vancouver temple had just bought a brand new Ford van, and Mahatma decided that he was going to pack everybody - 24 people - into this van. And they didn't have stretch vans back then. The traveling crowd included women and children, and my wife and daughter were among them. You can't image how full this van was. In fact, by the time we reached Portland they decided to have the women and children go the rest of the way by bus. Fortunately I was one of the few drivers, so I had a seat to myself and didn't suffer as much as everyone else. I remember we even had someone sitting on the engine compartment between the two front seats, looking backwards. As the hours went on the devotees started falling asleep, and we would stack them like cordwood in the back. We finally reached San Francisco, which was a 24-hour drive, and we stayed there for at least two weeks. For Gaura Purnima, Jayananda had organized a big festival going right down the main street at Berkeley campus. Locana dasa, who was the Temple President of Portland at the time and was a fantastic artist, had constructed a set of beautiful, large statue/murtis of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai that stood some 20 feet high. Lord Caitanya can be seen in the Ratha Yatra photo at the top of this page. The Berkeley temple at that time was a large, older house very close to the university (there was no San Francisco temple at that time). For us Canadians, the weather was great. I can remember there were so many people in the brahmacari asrama, and of course at mangal arotik, that we couldn't believe the numbers. Guru-krpa was like Sergeant Rock of 'F Troop'. He would stand outside the shower and one by one, push each of the men into the cold shower. He'd hold them in there for 10 seconds, then pull them out. Then every day he'd organize us all to go door-to-door in teams all throughout Berkeley, handing out pamphlets and talking to people about the festival. On the day of the Gaura Purnima festival, unfortunately, the weather turned bad. Although there was no rain for the parade and the kirtan, right afterwards it started raining. So Jayananda invited a huge number of people to the temple. There were so many people jammed into the temple all parts were overflowing, from the brahmacari rooms on down. Everyone was packed out with prasadam and kirtans. It was really a wonderful experience. And as soon as the rain stopped everyone overflowed out of the temple and into the yards. We had cooked so much prasadam! All the devotees in those days, including myself, were new, but we were already prasadam hounds. I can remember one devotee, the day after the festival, sitting in the back yard just eating and eating, until he fell over unconscious. We practically had to pump his stomach. Reluctantly, after a few weeks we had to again pack the van full of people and drive all the way back to Vancouver. Not surprisingly, we broke the springs on the van, but fortunately it was new, so we all made it home. This marked the beginning of improved conditions and added enthusiasm at the Vancouver temple, because we had all enjoyed this enlivening Krsna conscious experience. The Temple Commander in Vancouver at the time was Sridhar, who later became Sridhar Swami. Only Mahatma and Sridhar were initiated at the time. My daughter was only 8 months old, and Bahudak had some very young children, as well. <center> San Francisco Ratha Yatra, 1974 [ Click for larger version ] Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. </center> I have wonderful memories of attending the San Francisco Ratha Yatra that Srila Prabhupada attended in 1974. In the well-known picture above we see Bahudak, who led a lot of the kirtans along the way at this Ratha Yatra. He was in front of the cart that Srila Prabhupada was standing on. The photo above is not of the Ratha Cart, but of the festival stage after the parade. Here's an annotated copy of the photo with names of the participants. Bahudak was the Temple President of Vancouver in 1974. For us Canadians, the Ratha Yatra was always extremely memorable because we were somewhat isolated compared to those living in California, where the temples were much bigger. They would have programs together throughout the year and were used to large crowds of devotees, but for us northerners it was an incomparable event. By this time the temple had moved from Berkeley to San Francisco. We arrived and were greeted by Jayananda, who went out of his way to give us whatever facility he had available. I can picture it almost like it happened yesterday. During the Ratha Yatra Srila Prabhupada was so effulgent and ecstatic! He'd get up and raise his hands, just as you see in the picture, and the devotees would go wild. There were so many people at the Ratha Yatra. We had virtually emptied Haight-Asbury out, and a lot of 'stray people' were in attendance. I remember Srila Prabhupada arriving in a nice car, and the kirtan went wild to greet him. Then Srila Prabhupada got up on the cart. After the Ratha Yatra he gave a very nice lecture. The devotees had arranged good sound systems, and the program was basically Srila Prabhupada and kirtans. I remember that he was playing a gong and he was very well received by the crowd. There's no question that his mood was inconceivably ecstatic, although nobody in those days had any idea of just how advanced Srila Prabhupada was. Regardless, his mood was totally infectious. I don't think you could ever replace that mood with anything. San Francisco soon gained the name 'New Jagannatha Puri'. The Jagannatha Deities there were bigger than anywhere else. I can't remember the details of who carved them, but perhaps one of the readers can fill us in on the details. It might have been Nara Narayana's brother. They were uniquely beautiful in the way that they were carved and painted. And of course, they were decorated in very ornate outfits. When they were put up on the carts it was just amazing. Of course, in those days the carts were hand made, and it took the devotees months to make them. They didn't have any fancy mechanisms for braking… you had to brake them from behind by people holding the ropes. Arranging to have the canopies come down as you passed under low-lying wires was a major engineering accomplishment in those days. There was little or no attendance from the Indian community at the time. It was primarily westerners, and we were all learning together. In hindsight, we can say that only Krsna could have orchestrated such an event. It was obviously put on by Krsna for the pleasure of the pure devotee. Considering the people that Srila Prabhupada had to work with, there was obviously an inconceivable amount of mercy at work." Following are a few more of the San Francisco Examiner photographs. Click on each image for a larger format version. We would very much love to hear from devotees who can recognize the various personalities in these images. Please let us know and we'll post an annotated copy with the updated names. <center> The Radha Damodar Party, July 19, 1975 Examiner Byline: "Hare Krishna stuff going on in Golden Gate Park" Visnujana das and Subal das with Radha-Damodar Deities </center> <center> December 29, 1969 Examiner Byline: "CHANTING… IT IS OUR LIFE AND OUR SOUL Taking to the streets in their robes is vitally important to monks" Jayananda das and associates </center> <center> July 7, 1974 Examiner Byline: "Hare Krishna devotees gather in Golden Gate Park in honor of tomorrow's Cart Festival" Original Radha Damodar Party: Visnujana, Tripurari in center (Notice the interesting blue 'touch-up' lines applied by the newspaper photo editors) </center> <center> July 7, 1974 Examiner Byline: "Hare Krishna Festival" </center> </td></tr></tbody></table>
  18. .All of these are moving only by the wind. There is no engine in them. Not so important, but pretty amazing i thought. <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMqftVhOuTw" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" height="350" width="425">
  19. Here is a site put togeter by a devotee named Priita with various quotes. http://www.geocities.com/priitaa108/christ_and_krishna.htm
  20. I'm not sure if that idea is discussed on the site, but there are a lot of interesting articles here http://krishnascience.com/
  21. Pictures of Mars have been received from the craft carrying Beagle 2 - the British probe due to land on the Red Planet on Christmas Day and search for life. The images from the European Space Agency's Mars Express, captured from a distance of 3.36 million miles, were taken to test its high resolution camera. Mars Express will use the camera to take close-up pictures of the Martian surface once it begins orbiting the planet. The test is one of a series of checks and rehearsals before the start of a critical series of manoeuvres on December 19. Beagle 2 will then be "spun out" from the craft and start heading independently towards the planet. Gaele Winters, director of technical operations at ESA's control centre in Germany, said: "We will have to carry out some very precise navigational operations. There is a certain level of tension in the centre." Both spacecraft are due to arrive at their destination on Christmas Day. While Mars Express fires its main engine to go into Martian orbit, Beagle 2 will head for a landing site within a large impact basin near the planet's equator. Scientists believe that long ago the Isidis Planitia region may have been covered with water. It is therefore a good place to look for evidence that life once existed on Mars, or might even still survive there. Beagle 2 will collect rock, soil and air samples and analyse them in an on-board laboratory for chemical signs of life. Meanwhile Mars Express will carry out a detailed survey of the planet from the sky, using powerful radar to search for any water trapped underground. Last month Mars Express, launched into space by a Russian rocket on June 2, weathered a solar storm caused by high energy particles from eruptions on the Sun. The spacecraft's computers were temporarily disrupted but returned to normal once the storm had passed. Flight officials said Mars Express had also suffered a drop in electrical power to about 70% of what was expected, but did not think this would derail the mission. Story filed: 16:05 Wednesday 3rd December 2003
  22. SETI News SETI Will Share 'Contact' says that the public will know when it happen Dateline: Thursday, November 13, 2003 By: GREG TAYLOR By: Phenomena News Editor Source: The Stanford Daily SETI legend Jill Tarter is not one to engage in conspiracy or secrecy when it comes to alien contact. "Information is the property of all humanity," the director of the SETI Institute said at a recent presentation. "If a message came to us, it would be our duty to share it with the rest of the world." Tarter concedes that the search for extraterrestrial intelligence may well be the proverbial needle in a haystack, but believes that we must search nevertheless. And she says that our capacity to do so is now greatly enhanced with the recent unveiling of the SETI's own Allen Telescope Array - a purpose-built array of 500 radio telescopes whose working Tarter explains through the analogy of a "fly's eye". Another advancement in SETI's resources is Project Argus, a large-scale project done on an individually small scale. Argus will consist of 5,000 members who will place satellite dishes in their own backyard to survey the sky in a distributed sky scan. Tarter describes SETI as "archaeology of the future", meaning that any possible extraterrestrial signal intercepted would be a message from a culture that existed many years previous - due to the time taken for communications to travel interstellar distances.
  23. Europe gears up for comet chaser By Helen Briggs BBC News Online science reporter Europe is stepping up its preparations for the launch of a space craft designed to chase and land on a comet. The Rosetta mission was scrubbed at the last minute in January because of problems with the Ariane rocket system that would have launched it from Earth. It will now lift off in February 2004, after a delay of more than a year. Project engineers are about to enter the final launch campaign after a summer spent modifying the space probe. Scientists have had to choose a new target comet - a ball of ice and rock known as Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The new destination has posed some engineering challenges for the European Space Agency (Esa), not least because the comet is three times larger than Wirtanen, its original quarry. When Rosetta reaches the comet, it will drop a 100-kilogram lander, the size of a washing machine, which will descend at walking speed and harpoon itself to the comet's surface. John Ellwood, Project Manager, European Space Agency Engineers were concerned that the lander, designed to touch down on a much smaller body, could travel too fast and topple over because of the comet's stronger gravitational pull. To overcome this, they have fitted a mechanical device to stop it tilting, in addition to the lander's existing three legs which will unfold and absorb the energy of the impact. "We've had to look at all the mission elements and make sure this new mission can be satisfied by the space craft that was ready to be launched in January 2003," said John Ellwood, project manager at Esa. "I think we're very confident we've looked at all the mission aspects - Ariane is in good shape and I think the space craft is ready to go." Rocket modification Rosetta is scheduled for launch on 26 February 2004 on an Ariane-5 G+ rocket from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The booster has a similar configuration to the one used to shoot Europe's Smart 1 mission at the Moon in September. Rosetta, which has been stored in a facility in Kourou for the past nine months, will now go through the final testing programme. Its communications system will be checked out; giant solar arrays - the width of a football pitch when deployed - will be re-fitted; and, in January, fuel will be pumped on board. Stardust The New Year promises to be an exciting time for cometary missions. The US space agency (Nasa) will direct its Stardust space craft to fly by Comet Wild 2 at the beginning of January. The probe will capture up-close pictures of the icy heart of a comet for only the third time ever. For the first time in history, it will then try to snatch a sample of dust due for return to Earth in 2006. Approaching at a speed of six kilometres per second (14,000 miles per hour), Stardust will try to capture the tiny particles that make up the comet's tail. Dr Mark Burchell, of the University of Kent in southern England, is a collaborator on the mission. "We will have freshly emitted dust grains from a comet and we know which comet they came from", he told BBC News Online, "we'll know what that comet is made of and we'll know what the early Solar System was made of."
  24. Theist always has level headed, well rounded outlook. Theist Prabhu Ki Jai! /images/graemlins/smile.gif
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