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    Posted: 2 years 40 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    A couple of months ago I blogged about some recent liasons with the Australian Press by former High Court Judge Justice Michael Kirby who said "Just stare into the eyes of a cow and you will see yourself looking at you because they are also like us - beasts that feel pain and suffering." Mr Kirby is in the press again, speaking more common sense - an item sorely lacking in today's media.
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    Posted: 2 years 40 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    It's still cold and wintry in most of Australia's southern states. What better way to warm yourself up this season than with a cookery adventure 'far from the madding crowd'. Some places still remain for this great retreat to be held a little less than one week from now. For those of you that haven't heard of this event, Krishna Valley is in country Victoria, surrounded by State Forest. And if you don't know your geography, the 200 acres of beautiful rolling countryside is a couple hours...
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    Posted: 2 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Coconut (Gobhi Foogath) Yamuna Devi writes: "Adapted from a recipe cooked by the residents of Udupi, in South India’s Kanada district, this dish may be prepared with either ghee or coconut oil. In the fried seasoning, split urad dal is browned with spice seeds. Shop for baby Brussels sprouts, bright green and compact. If the sprouts are large, remove the tough outer leaves. If you want a creamy dish, fold in a spoonful of plain yogurt or sour cream just...
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    Posted: 2 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    In 1996 I published a seven-hundred page book on the history of the Hare Krishna Movement in Australia entitled “The Great Transcendental Adventure”. The book also serves as a biography of the movement’s founder and Acharya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, affectionately known as Srila Prabhupada (1896 - 1977). Today is the birthday of Srila Prabhupada, and in every Hare Krishna Temple around the world, a festival celebrating his great life and contribution to the world is in...
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    Posted: 2 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    Today marks the festival of Sri Krishna Janmastami, the Appearance Day of Lord Krishna. Tens of millions of Krishna devotees around the world are celebrating this topmost event of their devotional calendar with pomp, ceremony, music, singing, dancing, fasting and feasting. barhapidam nata-vara-vapuh karnayoh karnikaram bibhrad vasah kanaka-kapisam vaijayantim ca malam randhran venor adhara-sudhayapurayan gopa-vrndair vrndaranyam sva-pada-ramanam pravisad gita-kirtih "Wearing a peacock-feather...
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