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           S P E C I A L            From the Founder’s Desk
           P O I N T S   O F
           I N T E R E S T :

           ï‚·   December Book        The book distribution in Los Angeles during the six day
              Marathon              period is transcendental samadhi. They are working in
           ï‚·   Gita Jayanti         trance, not on the material platform. No common man
                                    can  work  so  hard,  it  is  not  possible.  Working  without
              Bhakti Arts: Cup     sleep means no death. Sleeping is dead condition. “Jiv
              Cake Decoration       jago, jiva jago, gauracanda bole, kota nidra yao maya-
                                    pisacira kole.” Your book distribution is really intoxica-
                                    tion.  (Letter  to:  Ramesvara    –    Calcutta  12  January,
           I N S I D E
           T H I S   I S S U E :    One should engage in practical service to the Lord. In
                                    our  Krsna  consciousness  movement,  all  our  activities
           Upcoming     2           are concentrated upon distributing Krsna literature. This
                                    is very important. One may approach any person and induce him to read Krsna
           Past Events   3          literature so that in the future he also may become a devotee. Such activities are
                                    recommended in this verse. Such activities will always remind the devotees of the
           HH Romapada  5           Lord’s lotus feet. By fully concentrating on distributing books or Krsna, one is fully
           Maharaj Visit
           to Seattle and           absorbed in Krsna. This is samadhi. (SB 10.2.37)
           Thoughts                 Message from the President

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           Vaishnava’s              Every  endeavor  begins  with  faith.  Be  it  a  new  business
                                    venture,  admission  of  college,  marriage,  purchase  of  car,
           Radharani’s   7          belief  in  God  etc.  The  attempt  to  have  knowledge  before
           Kitchen and
           Answers to               developing faith is no guarantee to success. One who has
           Crossword                unflinching  devotion  for  the  Supreme  Lord  and  is  directed
                                    by  Spiritual  Master,  in  whom  one  has  similar  unflinching
                                    faith can see the Supreme Personality of Godhead by reve-
                                    lation. The  ultimate  act of faith  in  spiritual  life  is  to  accept
                                    every word of Lord Krishna’s instructions in Bhagavad-gita
                                    as truth. As the reciprocal relationship develops between the devotee and Krish-
                                    na  and  his  spiritual  masters,  one’s  faith  and  determination  become  fixed.  To
                                    know more read the ebook-  Developing Faith- A Systematic Study
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