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One of our fields with 200 potato plants-15 different kinds-will produce enough spuds for our entire year in storage

Prabhupada: [...] This land is very good land for producing potato, watermelon, this. Very good land. But who is doing that? This is the suitable land for producing watermelon. And watermelon is such a nice thing, and potato. You boil potato and take watermelon, you have full nourishment are supplied. Very innocent and simple food.

Devotee (1): Instead of using the land to grow potatoes and watermelons, they’re simply using it to build more offices for tables and chairs to study the situation.

Prabhupada: “… Anything grown in the garden, that is hundred times valuable than it is purchased from the market. …and if you ‘can’t', or no soil, get dried beans, soak, and grow sprouts, and offer, and eat raw, in a few days” This farm project is especially for the devotees to grow their own food.  


Live the GOOD life!
by Damaghosa Das

Hare Krsna to all, Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

More pertinent information I read during this mornings prasadam.

Srila Prabhupada is repeatedly trying to inform us of HOW to live within the confines of this material universe’s walls, make material progress, (to keep body and soul together that is) and in the end, go back to where we all came from–Vaikuntha. Check it out…. Also below, some pictures of the garden at present during spring planting…. peas and beans…chitting them means sprouting them inside, then putting them into the earth for growth. This way you know what you have and the chances of them making it are increased.
Hari bol

Damaghosa das

one massive cauliflower-enough for three meals, here I am with a maha cauliflower just picked – after cooked and offered with some fresh peas it was so sweet and smooth- like melted butter. (Prabhupada says a hundred times better than store bought) Sunday I gave away all the huge leaves of this cauliflower for making cole slaw-each leave was about 2-3 feet long and a foot wide….
Krsna Kalzones-deep fried in ghee….
Krsna Pakoras and sweet dessert
Krsna Puja and Offering
The Incomparable Maha Saksi Gopal with a
tulsi manjari garland as thick as a two fingers
Govinda , He also got a huge tulsi manjari garland this morning…
two days ago-sunday feast program — happy devotees chanting and dancing...
Prabhupada: “Therefore we are proposing that eat nicely, live nicely, and chant Hare Krsna”.



Ah, what can I say ??? Life IS GOOD here at Sri Sri Gaura Nitai Mandir—-
we invite all to move here and enjoy Krsna Consciousness with all the rest of the nice Vaisnavas already living in this area.
Hari bol
Damaghosa das


Prabhupada: Life will be more more dangerous in this Kali-yuga. People will starve. And they… It is already began. The hippies are going to the forest. This will be the whole world situation. Everything will be chaotic.

Amogha: But if they actually go to the forest, then that will be one step.

Prabhupada: No, it is disappointment. It is simply disappoint… That is not solution. But people will do that. When the one is mad he doesn’t know what to do–”Let me go to the forest.” Achinna dara-dravinam gacchanti giri-kananam, it is said. Giri means mountain, and kananam means forest. Giving up their hearth and home… They are already giving up the home, wife, children, and going away. Everybody doing that.

Paramahamsa: Actually, in so many cases the hippies, they went to the forest, and because there was no standard of spiritual life there, they became discouraged also. They ran into the same problems in the forest that they had in the cities.

Prabhupada: Yes.

Paramahamsa: So therefore many of these communities that they started back in, about ten years ago, 1960′s, they have all folded up because there was nothing to hold them together.

Prabhupada: Yes. There is no engagement. Therefore we are proposing that eat nicely, live nicely, and chant Hare Krsna. This is the engagement. But they have no such engagement. How they will live? Anandamayo ‘bhyasat. Every living entity wants some pleasure, but this pleasure is finished. Therefore athato brahma-jijnasa. Now they seek… Let them seek out pleasure from Brahman. So that they do not know. Now the situation is then no monies. Then they will tax. Those who are living, they will be disturbed by taxation. They have no other means. Kara-piditah. Kara means tax, and pidita means disturbed. They will be like that.

Amogha: And they will also be forced out.

Prabhupada: Yes. Such a huge city, (NY) if there is no money, they will tax those who are living there more and more. That is the only alternative. If you want actually peaceful life, then produce your own necessities of life and chant Hare Krsna and read these books. This is the only solution. There is no other solution. What is the use of running fifty miles by car to go to one’s office and sit down in the office and make plan how to exploit others?

This is the business:” Make some plan, bluff people, advertisement, and money will come.” This is their business. They are not giving anything, simply bluffing.

“Therefore I am asking so much here and…, “Farm, farm, farm, farm…” That is not my program — Krsna’s program. Annad bhavanti bhutani [Bg. 3.14]. Produce greenness everywhere, everywhere. Vrndavana. It is not this motorcar civilization. If it has taken in his brain, then it is to be understood that he can do this plan. He’ll be able. “ (Conversation Pieces — May 27, 1977, Vrndavana)

That I want to introduce. At any cost do it and… Don’t bother about big, big buildings. It is not required. Useless waste of time. Produce. Make the whole field green. See that. Then whole economic question solved. Then you eat sumptuous. Eat sumptuously. ( SB 1.10.4 Purport)

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Prabhupada: That should be stressed. First business is the neighboring village people, they should come, chant and take prasada. And gradually, when they become interested, then they come, live with us, work with us. In this way they should be induced, bare living and chanting.
Jagadisa: As in Hyderabad.
Prabhupada: Yes. Then our movement is success. Our only motive is how people become interested in Krsna consciousness. We have no other motive. No economic problem… Economic problem is… What is economic problem? We produce our own food and cloth, barely, and spiritual life… On the farm it is easier. And if they are dispatched to the city for livelihood, there are big, big roads and big, big cars and big, big anxieties. Then wine, meat, and so on, so on…, suicide, their spiritual life finished. These rascals are protesting. They have no ideas of spiritual life. They think this is life, to be merry, enjoy and drink. “Eat. Drink. Be merry.” How they are committing suicide, they do not know. Nature’s law is very stringent. They are foolish rascal. There is no education for them. Still, if we try, many men will be saved. So write very elaborately how to do this. Increase. And in your country, we increase this farm project …………

Prabhupada: “When I was in Frankfurt round our place I was so happy so see the farms and the cows. Unfortunately they will kill the cows. So if we organize a farm without killing any cows, that will be a great example in that country. Instead of killing cows, if we let them live, we can get so many nutritious foodstuffs filled with vitamins. I have seen in New Vrindaban how happily our devotees are living there with free air, fresh vegetables, and ample milk. Simple living in cottages. What you want more? We should not neglect the upkeep of the body, and we should save time to chant Hare Krsna. This mission should be propagated. Save time and chant Hare Krsna.” (7 September, 1974 Vrindaban Letter to Hamsaduta das)

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