While distributing at the Hollywood farmers’ market I approached a man who, after seeing my books, said, “No, it’s not my thing.” Then he went on his way.
Fifteen minutes later he came by again with his wife. I asked her, “Is that your husband?”[...]
Dear Maharajas & Prabhus
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
1. Today Supreme Court dismissed MPD’s SLP challenging the order of the
Mumbai High court which 2 weeks back dismissed MPd’s Write petition (WP).
This (WP) was filed by MPD challenging the order of the Charity Commissioner
which, in spite of MPD’s objection, permitted ISKCON reg., at Mumbai, in 1971,
by Srila Prabhupada (SP), to sell 3 Acres of Land at Vrindavan.[...]
Today my mother would have been 87 years old. She had suffered n struggled like anything due to severe alcoholism and drug addiction. In n out of jails, psyche wards, institutions and found helpless on the streets since I was 5 yrs old until I graduated. She also tolerated n endured her rageaholic alcoholic husband who sexually abused her n me for too many years.
Then I became a Hare Krsna at age 19 and KRSNA changed the karma of my family. When my delusional father got electrocuted at NASA in 1982, I became my mother’s legal guardian as she was determined by the Maryland Courts to be legally insane. I sued NASA for wrongful death n secured enough for her medical bills. Then I moved her to New Dwarka where I was serving as a Gurukula teacher and devotees gave her so much love for 8 years. She had quite a reputation! Eventually, the devotees in New Raman-reti continued that amazing devotee kindness for another 8 yrs. We fed her tons of PRASADAM which she easily became addicted to and she gradually gave up vodka n drugs for cauliflower pakoras, dahl , curd subjees n samosas![...]
Can it really be just a coincidence that Pope Francis releases his first “encyclical” reiterating the Church’s timeless teaching about marriage the same week Justice Anthony Kennedy released what I called his “fatwa” against opponents of gay marriage?[...]
Dear Maharajas & Prabhus,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada![...]
Does Food Industry Ignore Science Regarding Polyunsaturated Oils?
Implications for Cancer, Heart Disease
SATURATED FATS CAUSE HEART DISEASE. Unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, balance hormones, strengthen the immune system, and prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and all types of inflammation. Some polyunsaturated fatty acids are so important to health that they are called essential fatty acids, or EFAs — you literally can’t be healthy without them. Polyunsaturated vegetable oils are the safest fats for cooking, especially deep-fat frying, and they’re the key ingredients in healthful salad dressings. Canola oil, flax seed oil, soy oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and other polyunsaturated vegetable oils are today’s true health foods. Right? [...]
I remember a very important conversation on the roof of the New York building. Just before this conversation, Tamal and I were with Prabhupada in his room and I started telling Prabhupada about how degraded the society had become. We started telling Prabhupada about the drugs, illicit sex, pornography, and the child pornography and the homosex and for some reason Prabhupada was letting us give this report. And we were being somewhat graphic. And Prabhupada’s comments were so strong: “We are not preaching to human beings. We are preaching to animals. This is not human life. This is all animal life.” It was so heavy. Prabhupada’s comments about the state of the Kali-yuga. It was something that Tamal and I would never forget. Years later we would talk about this conversation and how Prabhupada allowed us to describe these gross things and how Prabhupada listened and told us, “Do not give these people credit. Do not be so concerned what they have to say, what their opinions are. These are not people. These are animals.”
Told by Ramesvara Dasa.[...]