Srila Prabhupada describes the act of chanting Hare Krsna as having three phases of purification. The first is the offensive stage where we may not even know the 10 offenses or even actively try to stop making them. Included in this stage is when we actually do know the list by heart, and can say it daily, but still willfully or in ignorance commit any or all of the 10 offenses.
A short conversation with Srila Prabhupada about the farm projects. He wants to know why, if it is so wonderful and attractive the devotees don't go to live there? If they get nice fruits, grains, open air, milk, why they should not be attracted?
It has already been three months since our last newsletter; how time flies! New Jaipur is doing well; all is progressing nicely here.
If you people produce your food grain, within three months you can get all the necessities of life for the whole year. And the balance time you can save...
by Narasimha das
For many years devotees have wondered about the growing number of health care researchers who claim that cows’ milk is unhealthy for humans and that many people are lactose intolerant and many if not most people, from all parts of the world, experience adverse health affects from drinking milk daily.
Rather than falling into the dangerous trap of thinking the Vedas and Krishna are wrong for glorifying the cow and cow’s milk so highly, I have always assumed the researchers were wrong, biased, brainwashed, or motivated for some false motive. I speculated that their findings against milk were related to the fact that almost all milk drinkers are also meat and junk food eaters. Yet ongoing research has linked milk consumption directly to increased risks for heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.