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Lewd Experience on the Beach

To whom it may concern:

Today my wife took our two small children to the beach near Byron Bay. Upon return, she reported to me her unsavory experience of having to witness two undressed men walk past her and the kids on the beach as well as another barely dressed man. According to her, one of these men engaged in lewd behavior in plain sight of my family. This all happened within the span of 1/2 an hour.

I recognize that the Byron Shire has designated an area of beach near Tyagarah as clothing optional. As you can see on the enclosed map, my family was about one kilometer away from that area.

Are signs clearly posted that designate the boundaries of the nudist area? I would prefer not to have to investigate this myself.

If there are no signs posted then shouldn’t there be?

My children did not need to be exposed to this type of vulgarity. I do feel that it lies within the responsibility of whomever manages this tract of beach area to enforce the boundaries in such a way that effectively prevents this from happening. I did not particularly enjoy fielding the stream of questions from my five year old on the matter.

I have already tried to bring this issue up with the Byron Shire via telephone and they claimed that since this was Crown land it was out of their jurisdiction. I would appreciate some response from your department so that I don’t have to spend the time and effort generating interest in this matter with local media and community groups.

Regards,
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Drift Away ...

Krishna is the ability in man.

A Different Kinda Kirtan

Recent I learned that the sound "Alleluia" (Christian for 'praise the Lord') takes its origins from the Hebrew word "Hallelujah". "Hallelu" basically means "glorify" and "Jah" (as Rastafarians can attest) is a shortened form of the Hebrew name for God: "Jahweh" or "Yahweh".

Tolerance

Watch, Listen, Love

Parama Koruna Realized

Stick around for Srila Gour Govinda Swami's purport which starts 4 minutes into Part 1. Although the experience may not be comfortable for us given our cultural conditionings, see how long you can put yourself into the shoes of the person being chastised. Do you feel like arguing back? Standing up and walking out of the room? Starting a website to criticize him? Or are you genuine enough in your estimation of yourself to appreciate the loving effort made to alleviate the suffering?

Part 2:

Part 3:

The Purpose of ISKCON's Krishna-Balarama Mandir in Vrindavana

At present there are about five thousand temples in Vrndavana, and still our society, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, is constructing a huge, magnificent temple for the worship of Lord Krsna and Lord Balarama, along with Radha-Krsna and Guru-Gauranga.

Since there is no prominent Krsna-Balarama temple in Vrndavana, we are attempting to construct one so that people will be attracted to Krsna-Balarama, or Nitai-Gauracandra.

Vrajendra-nandana yei, saci suta haila sei. Narottama dasa Thakura says that Balarama and the son of Maharaja Nanda have advented Themselves as Gaura-Nitai. To propagate this fundamental principle, we are establishing a Krsna-Balarama temple to broadcast to the world that worship of Gaura-Nitai is the same as worship of Krsna-Balarama.

-- Srila Prabhupada  in Śrī Caitanya Caritāmrita Madhya 16.281

Story of My Life ....

"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."

- Peter Drucker

You may be a Hare Krishna fanatic if ...

You may be a Hare Krishna fanatic if ... you refuse to eat your kid's birthday cake because he blew out the candles and may have muchified the top layer with tiny kiddie spittles.

On the other hand ...

You may be a Hare Krishna fanatic if ... you'd fight with someone over who gets to swallow the leftover pit of a date, apricot or other stonefruit eaten by someone who you don't actually know but is institutionally recognized as a 'senior devotee'.

Heaps more of these here

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