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Dharma the Cat
by Nirguna
Posted November 13, 2008

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The Indian Cow
Posted December 27, 2002

CALCUTTA's Telegraph has got hold of an answer paper of a candidate at the recent UPSC examinations. The candidate has written an essay on the Indian cow:

"The cow is a successful animal. Also he is quadrupud, and because he is female, he give milk,but will do so when he is got child.He is same like God,sacred to Hindus and useful to man.But he has got four legs together. Two are forward and two are afterwards. (Here is the joke in full)

Blind leading the blind
submitted by Unaami Spaarta
Posted December 10, 2002

Question: How many blind followers does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: Never mind; they prefer to remain in the dark.

New Age Lullaby
Forwarded by Madhava Gosh
Posted November 26, 2002

Hush little baby don't you squall
Momma's gonna buy you a crystal ball

And if you still can't see beyond
Momma's gonna buy you a magic wand

And if that wand don't change your fate
Momma's gonna teach you to levitate

And if the astral makes you sick,
Momma's gonna buy you an incense stick

And if that patchouli smells too rank
She'll buy you a sensory deprivation tank

And if that tank don't float your bones
Momma's gonna buy you some precious stones

And if those gems don't ease your heart
Momma's gonna buy you a natal chart

And if your planets go berserk
Momma's gonna buy you some bodywork

And if your aura still needs kneading
Momma's gonna buy you a past life reading

And if your destiny still stays hid
Momma's gonna buy you a pyramid

And if your chakras still feel stressed
Momma's gonna take you on a vision quest

And if power animals don't come to charm ya
Sorry, kid, it's just your karma.

Mindset List
by Madhava Gosh
Posted October 16, 2005

“Each August, as students start to arrive, Beloit College releases the Beloit College Mindset List, which offers a world view of today's entering college students…”

“The list is distributed to faculty on campus during the New Students Days orientation. According to McBride, “It is an important reminder, as faculty start to show signs of ‘hardening of the references,’ that we think about the touchstones and benchmarks of a generation that has grown up with CNN, home computers, AIDS awareness, digital cameras and the Bush political dynasty. We should also keep in mind that these students missed out on the pleasures of being tossed in the back of a station wagon with a bunch of friends and told to keep the noise down, walking in the woods without fearing Lyme Disease, or setting out to try all of the 28 ice cream flavors at Howard Johnson’s.”…”

It is also interesting to go back and read some of the archived lists to see how really out of touch you might be (the older you are, the more applicable this will be J )

New Vrindaban could do something like this. My own youngest son just went off to college. I asked him if he remembered Bhaktipada (Kirtanananda Swami). His response was he remembers pictures of him, but not the man himself. A mindset list of devotee kids going to college this year could include:

  1. Bhaktipada never lived in New Vrindaban
  2. There has never been a gurukula
  3. New Vrindaban has always been a part of ISKCON
  4. Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Candra have always been in the current temple
  5. There has never been a physically separate brahmacary ashram
  6. Women have never been sannyasis
  7. Bahulaban has always been a ghost town
  8. There has never been a zonal Acharya system

Madhava Gosh