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Weekly Bulletin of the ISKCON New Talavan Community
"Protecting Vedic Dharma in Dixie"
Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Temple President: His Grace Yogindra Vandana das Adhikari
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Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare | Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Srila PrabhupadaSrila Prabhupada's Vision   "Our farm projects are an extremely important part of our movement. We must become self-sufficient by growing our own grains and producing our own milk, then there will be no question of poverty. So develop these farm communities as far as possible. They should be developed as an ideal society depending on natural products not industry. Industry has simply created godlessness, because they think they can manufacture everything that they need. Our Bhagavad-gita philosophy explains that men and animals must have food in order to maintain their bodies. And the production of food is dependent on the rain, and the rain of course is dependent on chanting Hare Krsna. Therefore let everyone chant Hare Krsna, eat nicely and keep their bodies fit and healthy. This is ideal life style. We do not condemn modern civilization but we don't like to get it at the cost of God Consciousness, that is suicide." — Letter to Rupanuga, 18 December, 1974

Vaisnava Festivals  

Wednesday, February 23 is the Appearance Day of Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura, disciple of Krsnadas Kaviraj Gosvami and author of many nice songs about the path of Krsna Consciousness.  

Monday, February 28 is the Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, the spiritual master of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. It is also the Disappearance Day of Srila Gour Govinda Swami, the famous Oriyan disciple of Srila Prabhupada. Fasting until noon, then a transcendental celebration will be held at the Temple.  

Sunday, March 6 is  Vijaya Ekadasi (Break fast 6:20-10:14)
Monday, March 7 is the Disappearance Day of Sri Isvara Puri, the spiritual master of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Nityananda Prabhu.   Tuesday, March 8 is Siva-Ratri. "Sometimes the Vaisnavas also observe this ceremony because they accept Lord Siva as the foremost Vaisnava. But the function of Siva-ratri is not observed very regularly by the bhaktas, or devotees of Krsna." - Krsna Book, Chapter 34.   Thursday March 10 is the Disappearance Day of Srila Jagannatha Dasa Babaji, the spiritual master of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakura.

Don't Forget!   Gaura-Purnima, the blessed Appearance Day of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, is coming up soon! On Friday, March 25 we are planning a grand festival at the Temple. We want to offer 108 delicious vegetarian preparations, cooked with devotion, to the Lord. Sign up to offer your home-cooked specialty to Lord Gauranga!    We also want to offer new outfits to our beautiful Deities, Their Merciful Lordships Sri-Sri Gaura-Nitai and Sri -Sri Radha-Radhakanta. The outfits are being made in Mayapur and to get here in time, have to be picked up by March 2. To do this, we need a donor or donors to underwrite the cost of the outfits plus shipping, a total of $1,800.   Offering new outfits to Their Lordships is a very important service that is usually performed only twice a year, on Janmastami and Gaura-Purnima. This is an opportunity to get some special mercy. You will certainly receive the blessings of Their Lordships for the entire year. Plus, in recognition of this valuable and important service, the Deity outfit donor(s) will receive some wonderful Deity decoration maha-prasadam at the Gaura-Purnima celebration on March 25! If you want to donate, please contact us right away, time is short.
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