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My Realization About Smiling

Your body may be ugly as sin, but if you smile you look attractive.

Your body may be a perfect 10, but if you don't smile you look unattractive.

Perhaps this isn't so profound of a realization, but it's something I've been thinking of lately.

You may be a Hare Krishna fanatic if ...

 You may be a Hare Krishna fanatic if ...  you are still living off the grains you stored for y2k.   :)

 Heaps more of these here.

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It Could Be You One Day

This just came into the inbox. If everyone chips in a little then we can help them pay for medical costs.

If you want to use a credit card, or avoid costly international fees, you can make a donation into my PayPal account and, as Gopala is my witness, every penny will go to Braja and Jahnu (except for the small percentage PayPal takes as a transaction fee.)

Click here:

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Dear Friends of Braja Sevaki and Jahnudvipa Prabhus,

Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

For now the general news about Braja and Jahnu is good. As you may well know, Braja is back in Mayapur and, for the time being, recuperating at my house. She’s still very sore all over but her face is improving every day. And today she wanted cheese and tomato toast for breakfast so things are looking up :0)

Jahnu was moved to a private room yesterday and will have a 24 hour attendant with him as Braja is not able to be there. He still has one chest drain in and was sedated again because of agitation. The doctors say this is normal in these situations. But hopefully, being in a private room will be more peaceful for him and he can make speedy progress. He still needs many of your prayers.

The cost of the medical treatment so far has been upwards of $20,000 and Jahnu is not out of there yet. So it could be as much as $30,000 by the end. Many of you have enquired as to how you may offer some financial assistance for the medical expenses. After discussing it here and understanding that some of you may be concerned as to where the money might go, we decided it would be best for donors to send the money for Braja and Jahnu directly to Braja’s personal account.

Account name: Bonnie A Stewart
Account number: 5000 1040 6355
Bank name: Commonwealth Bank Of Australia
Branch: Adelaide
Swift code: CTBAAU 2S500

Anybody sending a donation should let me know by email as to when and how much you have sent so we can keep track of it.

There will be separate information for donations to help the driver but I haven’t been given them yet. I’ll send them out as soon as I can.

Braja and Jahnu are so grateful for all the love being sent their way. They feel that their recoveries have been expedited by all your love and prayers. Thank you on their behalf.

"And big licks from the cow shed!" said Braja!!

Your servant Ramadevi dasi

Panca-tattva Maha Abhishek

STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING (except reading this of course)!!!!!

Spend a few minutes watching this video. You'll be glad you did.

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

Gopala's Nose

...on the tip of His nose Lord Gopala wears a rare pearl taken from an elephant's brow: nasagre gaja-mautikam.

From Brhad-Bhagavatamrta 2.7.29 ppt., by Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada; presented by Gopiparanadhana Prabhu

An Easy Way to Help Victims of Bush Fires

For Australian families: Wait until Friday and do your grocery shopping at Cole's.

Coles has contributed food and other assistance to authorities co-ordinating relief efforts in affected areas and will donate this Friday's profits from its 750 stores nationally to the Victoria bushfires appeal.

from news.com.au

Evolution? Not quite.

Someone challenged. "I say we have evolved from monkeys." to which Srila Prabhupada countered." Where is the the question of evolution? I say you are still monkeys." (Monkey mentality)

Narottama Dasa's Songs As Good As Vedic Mantra

There are songs of Thakura Narottama Dasa, one of the acaryas in the Gaudiya-sampradaya, composed in simple Bengali language. But Thakura Visvanatha Cakravarti, another very learned acarya of the same sampradaya, has approved the songs by Thakura Narottama Dasa to be as good as Vedic mantras.

- from Srimad Bhagavatam 1.10.20

.... also ....

The prayers of Narottama Dasa Thakura, this sound is above the material platform. It is directly from the spiritual platform. And there is no need of understanding the language.

It is just like a thunderburst. Everyone can hear the sound of thunder--there is no misunderstanding. Similarly, these songs are above the material platform, and they crack like thunder within your heart. There is so much depth of meaning in Narottama dasa Thakura's prayers.

- Srila Prabhupada

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