Do I obsess about 9/11? At least I try not to. In short: The official story of the “terrorist attacks” appears to me a fraud; the fraud has apparently succeeded in accomplishing its objectives; and so goes yet another small chapter in the endless history of the material world.
But though I have better things to think about than 9/11, I do sometimes think about it, especially on the anniversary of the event, or when I’m subjected to extra searches by airport security, or when something about 9/11 I didn’t know before comes to my attention as particularly striking.
Today, two such special items.
BBT press release
Why so few revisions for this chapter? And why the change for the title?
See for yourself in the annotated scans for chapter six, now online at www.BBTedit.com/changes.
You’ll see all the revisions done for the purports, along with explanatory notes. And for nearly all the changes you’ll see images from the earliest manuscripts in the BBT’s files.
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Announcement
Coming February 16th, 2011
(Lord Nityananda’s Appearance Day)
The Bhaktivedanta VedaBase 2011.1 update
This update, the first since version 2003.1, will be known as the Bhaktivedanta VedaBase 2011.1.
This is an update to the contents, not an upgrade to the software.
You will be able to download this free update on the Internet from Krishna.com (378 Mb zipped).
Installation instructions are provided in the download.
For those who might find it of interest, I pass along, without comment, the following:
In the Mahabharata, Santi Parva, Srila Vyasadeva says, “When the householder beholds wrinkles on his body and grey hair on his head, and children of his children, he should then retire into the forest. The third part of his life [from 50 to 75 years] he should pass in the observance of the vanaprastha mode.”
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Dear Srila Prabhupada disciple, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Last year we launched the Open Vyasa-puja book — “Srila Prabhupada Tributes” — a book in which all of Srila Prabhupada’s disciples are welcome to be included. The success of the book lay in its wonderful offerings — more than 250, from devotees all over the world. Many devotees expressed how they relished the opportunity to write and share their realisations. Based on this success, we plan to publish another Tributes book this year for Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja.
Offering my respects at the feet of all the Vaishnavas, I express my condolences at the loss to this world of Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya 108 Sri Srimad B.V. Narayana Maharaja. I first met Srila Narayana Maharaja more than thirty years ago, before he became world famous. Perhaps I first saw him in Srila Prabhupada’s last days, when he came to visit Srila Prabhupada in Vrindaban. And then from time to time I met him in Vrindaban and Sridham Mayapur. Sometimes I visited him in Mathura at his humble room in Sri Keshavaji Gaudiya Matha, and once I also had the coincidental good fortune of traveling with him on the same train from Mathura to Delhi. He was kind to me. I respected him. And I always felt benefited by his association. I have seen that many of my godbrothers and godsisters, as well as others, received inspiration and guidance from him for their devotional lives, and some he rescued from the very clutches of maya. He made substantial literary contributions. And he spread the sankirtana movement of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. I remember him with fondness and respect. I pray that in his physical absence those who took shelter of him and felt inspired by him will continue in their devotional lives with full spiritual strength, as he would desire, and in this way honor his memory.