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    Seeing the Sun in the Night

    Seeing the Sun in the Night A Story by Srila Bhaktisidddhanta Saraswati Thakur abou a fanciful landlord once became very anxious to see the sun in a new-moon night sky.     A fanciful landlord once became very anxious to see the sun in a new-moon night sky. The flattering sycophants of the landlord said, “When you, our lord, desires, it must be fulfilled. We should set up in this world such an exemplary deed so that everyone will glorify you and follow the same example.” Flattering thus, one of the sycophants brought in a huge lantern and held it up towards the sky, saying, “Look here, my lord, can…

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    Honey and the Foolish Bumblebee

    Honey and the Foolish Bumblebee A Story by Srila Bhaktisidddhanta Saraswati Thakur about Honey and the Foolish Bumblebee   Once a bumblebee saw a transparent glass bottle full of honey, and it wanted to enjoy the contents. Without realising that the honey was covered by the glass bottle, the foolish bee tried again and again to relish it. Sitting upon the bottle, the bee concluded finally that it had relished the honey. In fact, it could not even touch the honey, not to speak of relishing its sweetness. The bee was simply self-deceived.     PURPORT The materialistic persons and commonplace so-called vaisnavites believe that they have relished the nectar…

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    “Yes, No, Very Good”- Srila Bhaktisidddhanta Saraswati

    A Story by Srila Bhaktisidddhanta Saraswati Thakur about a simple villager picked up some English through listening. He memorized only a few English words, such as `Yes’ and `No’, and `Very good’.                                      “Yes, No, Very Good”   A simple villager picked up some English through listening. He memorized only a few English words, such as `Yes’ and `No’, and `Very good’. But he never attempted seriously to understand the application of these words in the proper context. He only knew that a sort of respect for an `English-speaking’ person could be attained by using those words in front of people. Once a few dacoits made a plan to…