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September 12, 2006]
by His Divine Grace A.C.
Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Founder-Acharya of the
world-wide Hare Krishna Movement, Brahma Sampradaya Acharya
Recent News Headlines:
Globe, September 12, 2006 - The Reality in Iraq There is virtually no chance
now of Iraq emerging as a bastion
of Western-style democracy, a light unto others in the Arab world. The
notion pushed by neo-conservatives never made any sense in the first
place, given the history and make up of Iraq's population and the
country's lack of the necessary institutions.
washingtonpost.com, September 10, 2006 - Bin
Laden Trail 'Stone Cold' After playing down bin Laden's importance
mentioning him for several years, Bush last week repeatedly invoked his
name and quoted from his writings and speeches to underscore what Bush
said is the continuing threat of terrorism.
wcbstv.com, September 9, 2006 - Rockefeller:
Bush Duped Public on Iraq After 2-1/2 years of reviewing pre-war
closed doors, the lead Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Sen.
John Rockefeller (D-W. Va), who voted for the Iraq War, says the Bush
administration pulled the wool over everyone's eyes. [Rockefeller] says
the world would be better off today if the United States had never
invaded Iraq—even if it means Saddam Hussein would still be running
Media Monitors, August 31, 2006 - US
Army Contemplates Redrawing Middle East Map to Stave Off Looming Global
Meltdown The source also revealed that US generals had repeatedly
war-gamed a prospective conflict with Iran, but consistently found that
the simulations predicted "an absolute nuclear disaster", from which no
clear winner would emerge. The scenarios gamed were so dismal, he said,
that the generals briefed administration officials to avoid such a war
at all costs. However, the source said that the Bush administration is
ignoring the fears of the US military.
Excerpt from "The Lord in the
Heart", purport, Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 2, Chapter 2,
foolish leaders of a godless civilization try to devise various plans
to bring about peace and prosperity in the godless world under a patent
trademark of materialism, and because such attempts are illusory only,
the people elect incompetent, blind leaders, one after another, who are
incapable of offering solutions. If we want at all to end this anomaly
of a godless civilization, we must follow the principles of revealed
scriptures like the Srimad-Bhagavatam and follow the
instruction of a person like Sri Shukadeva Gosvami
who has no attraction for material gain.
Shukadeva Gosvami was the illustrious son of Sri
Vyasadeva, who compiled the Vedas. From birth, Shukadeva Gosvami
renounced all worldliness. After the devastating Mahabharat War, when
the Pandavas' heir King Parikshit was cursed to die within 7 days, he
approached the great saints and sages and inquired, "Please tell me
what is to be done in preparation for leaving this body so that I may
attain spiritual perfection." They all had different opinions, but then
Shukadeva Gosvami came into their midst, and at once everyone deferred
to him in recognition of his exalted spiritual realization as a pure
devotee of the Supreme Lord. Shukadeva Gosvami at once advised King
Parikshit to devote his remaining time to hearing about the glories of
the Supreme Personality of Godhead as narrated in the
Srimad-Bhagavatam, also known as the Bhagavat Purana.
Therefore the King sat down, together with all the saintly
personalities gathered there, and listened intently as Shukadeva
Gosvami repeated the 18,000 verses of Srimad-Bhagavatam
for the benefit of King Parikshit and all those persons in