Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi

The five Pandavas (Yudhistira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadeva) and Draupadi

Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi

During the hottest season (northern hemisphere), if one can perform upavasa without water one is performing a great feat. One may take only charanamrta and achamana water. Bhima the mighty warrior of the Pandava dynasty requested one vrata day by which he could obtain the fruits of all the other days of vrata that he was incapable of observing. Vyasadeva advised him to follow this difficult vrata. [Read More…]

Reply To Purujit And Bliss Society, Spain

Photo: Srila Prabhupada honoring his 1972 edition of Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Reply To Purujit And Bliss Society, Spain
Re: Going Back To The Manuscript

JUNE 18, 2018

NOTE: Who is Purujit? – Purujit das (BLISS society, Spain) has edited his own version of the Bhagavad Gita As It Is, using the original manuscripts. There is a controversy going on, on this topic, whether the editing of Srila Prabhupada’s books is bonafide.

Prabhupāda: I know that these rascals are doing. What can be done? How they can be relied on?
Prabhupāda: The nonsense, they are… They are correcting my trans… Rascal.

Above Image: Purujit’s edited e-book version of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Recently a devotee named Purujit das has appeared in a video interview defending his new undertaking to edit some of Srila Prabhupada’s books. The interview, which reads on their website “Purujit Prabhu Smashes PADA´s Book Editing Objections”, is a 45-minute response to PADA, who challenged this maverick editing venture of Purujit’s. In this article, key excerpts of Purujit’s reply to PADA are addressed in connection with the legitimacy behind making further edits to Srila Prabhupada’s books.

“BLISS is happy to announce on their website their editing of Srila Prabhuapda’s books, which so far includes the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Sri Isopanisad, and Easy Journey To Other Planets. Their website reads:

​the e-books of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada edited by Purujit Dasa according to the original manuscripts, transcripts, lectures and articles.”

Here is an example of the changes Purujit has made to the Gita:

“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized master will initiate you by knowledge because he has seen the truth.” (Purujit’s version of Bg verse 4.34)

The 1972 Original Version:

“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.”

Purujit has also added an awkward sentence to Srila Prabhupada’s purport to that verse:

“Neither by self study of the book of knowledge can help one to progress in spiritual life.” (Purujit)

Throughout this article, key excerpts of Purujit’s words from the video will be indented with the author’s comments interspersed.  [Read More…]

Cheaters and the Cheated

Srila Prabhupada describes the fate of disciples of false gurus

Cheaters and the Cheated

Srila Prabhupada describes the fate of disciples of false gurus.

Following the falldown of yet another ISKCON guru, I below present Srila Prabhupada’s warnings about the consequences of accepting unauthorised gurus.


As for your next question, can only a few pure devotees deliver others, anyone, if he is a pure devotee he can deliver others, he can become spiritual master. But unless he is on that platform he should not attempt it. Then both of them will to go to hell, like blind men leading the blind.” (Srila Prabhupada Letter, December 14th, 1972)

”Leaders who have fallen into ignorance and who mislead people by directing them to the path of destruction [as described in the previous verse] are, in effect, boarding a stone boat, and so too are those who blindly follow them. A stone boat would be unable to float and would sink in the water with its passengers. Similarly, those who mislead people go to hell, and their followers go with them.”(Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.7.14)

”And the rascal, blind leaders are leading everyone to hell. They are simply misleaders. People do not like to accept any authority. Still, they have accepted these rascals as leaders and are being misled. In this way both the rascal leaders and their unfortunate followers remain bound up by the stringent laws of material nature.”(The Laws of Nature, chapter 1)

”Generally a fashionable materialist engages a so-called spiritual master without any profit. The pseudo spiritual master flatters the so-called disciple, and thereby both the master and his ward go to hell without a doubt.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.19.37, purport[Read More…]

Jananivasa and Pankajanghri / Dr. Frankenstein’s Helpmates?

Jananivasa and Pankajanghri / Dr. Frankenstein's Helpmates

Jananivasa and Pankajanghri / Dr. Frankenstein’s Helpmates?

POSTED BY PADA: Thanks H dasa for sending me a photo of  “HG Jananivasa prabhu ji and HG Pankajanghri prabhu ji” and telling PADA how much their valuable service “sends a message of how to be steady in serving Krishna despite all difficulties.” And “whatever else is wrong with Mayapura ISKCON, at least these two brothers show us how dedicated service can be done there.” Ooops, except, aren’t they serving the illicit sex acharya’s program, and one of its main founder fathers, Jayapataka swami? And wouldn’t that make them co-opted help mates of “the troubles”? We agree, there are many “difficulties,” ok fine, but aren’t they the hand maidens of the trouble maker’s program?

In other words — fine, we have to serve, but what and whom are we serving? We also have to preach, again fine, but what are we preaching? Now when we sometimes see videos of Mayapura, a number of our God brothers are there self-apparently smiling and laughing when Jayapataka enters the temple room, because they are encouraging him to be “the guru of Mayapura.”

And they are often proud that Jayapataka has so many disciples, sometimes we hear he has as many as 20,0000, others say 30,000, yet others say up to 50,000 and etc. And how is that working out for them? How can Jayapataka swami absorb the sins of even one other conditioned soul, much less tens of thousands? And if there are so many disciples, why are many Muslims being employed to do things there, and many other temples have become ghost towns?  [Read More…]

How I Joined the Hare Krishnas

Joining The Hare Krishnas

How I Joined the Hare Krishnas

by Nityananda Das

After Srila Prabhupada’s April 1969 visit to our university in Buffalo, NY, my friend Loren became much more involved with the Hare Krishna temple. It was all he would talk about, and he drew people into constant philosophical discussions, repeating what he had heard at the temple, inserting his own doubts and views, and trying to get others to help him sort it all out.

But not many of the students were very philosophical, myself included; still somehow Loren would gradually dispense with his uncertainties and he became more and more convinced of the transcendental knowledge of Bhagavad-gita. He relished the exercise of these deliberations, and this went on for many months.

Meanwhile I was rather uninterested in his ongoing “should I, shouldn’t I” join the Hare Krishnas dilemma. He tried to get me to join him on the campus lawn where the devotees would be engaged in kirtan, sitting and swaying with closed eyes in a circle. I watched from a distance but was too shy; the strangely exotic sound of the drum and hand cymbals was attractive but I could not overcome my social awkwardness.

Then the devotees would chant in the Student Union hallway, and Loren was again there with them, enjoying the publicity and the meditational singing of the Hare Krishna mantra. I struggled to walk by without making eye contact. Whenever there was a chance, I would distract Loren with other agendas.

A total of sixteen students from SUNY at Buffalo eventually became devotees, drawn from the sixty enrolled students and some auditing students who also attended Rupanuga’s Transcendental Meditation class, plus others who watched through the glass windows from the hallway.

Trivikram, Bhurijan, Prahladananda, Jagadish, Bhagavan, Krishna Bhamini, Janmanjaya, Taradasi, Satchitananda, Laxmimoni, Satyanarayan, Gunagrahi, Narottamananda (Loren), myself, and a few others. Rupanuga’s confidence, seriousness, and academic demeanor was very effective in holding the students attention and attracting them to the process of chanting (kirtan), which began and ended each class session. Finally, Rupanuga would cut up an apple or two into small pieces, mix it with raisins, and pass it around as a sort of ritual sacrament, but I did not like unpeeled apples.   [Read More…]

Devamrita and his “toilet” Declaration

Devamrita Swami said: married women are private toilets, unmarried women are public toilets

Devamrita and his “toilet” Declaration

Hare Krsna Prabhus, Obeisances… all glories to Srila Prabhupada.
You may or may not have received this Devamrita Declaration, so forwarding (below) just in case.

So this is the standard of bogus FISKCON guroos!! Not just blind leading the blind, but criminals leading the fools. This guy’s sinister involvement re ‘New Vrndavana’ Keith Ham era can be read in Hrsikesh prabhu’s expose book “Killing for Krishna”.

Yfs, Balaram das.

Devamrita Swami and his toilet consciousness

“Married women are private toilets” – > says Devamrita Swami
“Unmarried women are public toilets” – > says Devamrita Swami

Comment by Aruna das, Austria: “If women are toilets and all these iskcon sanyassis, swamis and gurus have taken their birth from toilets, than we can understand where their shitty and stooly consciousness comes from; these contaminated pigs have no purity.”

Devamrita Swami, a very arrogant and aggresive type, excessively confrontational, saying in one of his lectures: “married women are private toilets, unmarried women are public toilets”. Since he was born of such a toilet-women, one needs not wonder, why he has so much shit in his brain! The worst scum on earth in the garb of a sannyas guru. He should be beaten till he admits his crimes.

Comment by Sabhapati: The corrupt GBC and all the bogus gurus are so weak.He should be defrocked. One by one they are all being exposed for the charlatans that they are. YS,Sabhapati


From: Devamrita Swami
Sent: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:22 PM
Subject: Declaration

Dear Esteemed Maharajas, Temple Presidents, and Devotees,

I reserve my right to silence on questions around my involvement in the activities of the time, assets I had control over, and the ongoing proprietorship of said assets”  [Read More…]

Jayadvaita’s Smoke and Mirrors

“Srila Prabhupada spent considerable time, energy and effort working with his editors Hayagriva Prabhu and Rayarama Prabhu to take his first draft to the real manuscript — the manuscript which was submitted for publishing to MacMillan.”


Oct 28, 2010 — LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (SUN) — ISKCON now distributes a Bhagavad-gita that contains more than 5,000 unauthorized changes.

Srila Prabhupada gave all his classes from his original Bhagavad-gita As It Is and read from this book personally on a daily basis and listened to his disciples read from it, and commented on the philosophical points as they read.

With the exception of a couple of obvious typographical errors, Srila Prabhupada never at any point of time ordered that his Bhagavad-gita be changed. He most certainly did not authorize the production of a revised and enlarged edition of his book.

Jayadvaita Swami agrees that Srila Prabhupada did not ask him or anyone else to “revise and enlarge” his Bhagavad-gita As It Is. So how did it happen? Where did the authority come from for ISKCON’s current “Revised and Enlarged” edition? It seems just after Srila Prabhupada left our material vision, Jayadvaita thought it was a good idea to revise and enlarge Prabhupada’s Gita, so he did it.

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Actually these Books are the foundation Stone of our Movement

31 October, 1974


My Dear Hrdayananda das Goswami:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated September 26, 1974 and have noted the contents.

I am very glad to note that you are seeing that the devotees are maintaining the devotional practices. This is the secret to success. Therefore I am stressing it. And, if you also stress it and show yourself as an ideal Vaisnava, then you are my representative in fullness.
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Radha Govinda dasi: Is It Possible?


Having been subjected to having personal interaction with Jayadvaita Swami over the years, asking him about his changes to Srila Prabhupada’s books and seeing the various writings placed, it seems to me very likely that it’s possible Jayadvaita Swami was envious that it was Hayagriva prabhu who was given the service of editing Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-Gita As It Is and not himself.

Thus Jayadvaita’s making his changes, including the drastic reduction – then re-editing it to make it more like the original – of the 2.1 verse: “Sanjaya said: Seeing Arjuna full of compassion and very sorrowful, his eyes brimming with tears, Madhusudana, Krishna, spoke the following words,” to “Sanjaya said: Seeing Arjuna, his mind depressed, Madhusudana, Krishna, spoke the following words,” (sounding as if the Swami was reducing and making Arjuna out to be a Prozac patient.
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Nectar history of some ancient Ram Murtis-one is over 2 million years old….


Madhya-lila 9.12: […] In the book known as Adhyatma-ramayana, there are statements in Chapters Twelve to Fifteen about the worship of the Deities Sri Ramacandra and Sita. There it is stated that during Lord Ramacandra’s time there was a brahmana who took a vow to fast until he saw Lord Ramacandra.
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Actually, this wireless telegram was established by Sir Jagadish Candra Bose

Prabhupada, Bombay, January 19, 1975: […] I was present in a meeting. Sir Jagadish Candra Bose was speaking. So Marconi and Sir Jagadish Candra Bose and many other physicists, they were working to study the waves of air and how to establish wireless telegram. So actually Jagadish Candra Bose, he found out the means, and they were talking, Marconi and Jagadish Candra Bose.
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I recommend, therefore that all my students read Brahma-Samhita very carefully

“One who reads Brahma-Samhita very carefully & scrutinizingly can understand everything of Krishna without any fault.”

(Brahma-Samhita PDF book download)

Tuesday, October 17, 1967

Calcutta, India

My Dear Pradyumna,

Please accept my blessings. I’ve received your letters of Oct. 6&7.

Acyutananda is learning Hindi & when he is well versed in the language probably he will be able to translate all the Puranas available in Hindi into English.

Brahma-Samhita is the gist of the Srimad-Bhagavatam. In the Bhagavad gita as well as in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, Krishna is accepted as Supreme Lord & everything about him is nicely described there, similarly in the Brahma-Samhita everything about Krishna is perfectly described.

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The integrated self remains awake to that which is night
for all conditioned beings. All conditioned beings remain awake
to that which is night for the realized sage
Bhagavad Gītā 2.69

by Aṣṭaratha Dāsā

Somehow circumstances changed, made me alter my habit of going to sleep early. Instead I stayed up late into the night and discovered the advantage of being away from the business of the day, the ‘wakeful state’, when the mind and the senses are rather helplessly engaged with the challenges, objects and choices around them, with persons to look after, the ever-present task of being at comfort with one’s own mortal frame, maintaining one’s bodily identity, one’s wakeful self. In the depth and quietude of the night, when all these activities nearly come to a halt, and sleep hasn’t yet engulfed our awareness, we may find entry into another dialogue that allows us to question our existence, our very foundations as a conscious living being, a tiny fragment in the infinity of life, in other words, as a soul belonging to the Supreme Soul, the Paramātmā, who is beyond and within all that is.

Prayer is a means to communicate with Him without having to obey rules, or considerations of status, socio-cultural surroundings, correct wording and adequate presentation. In its unique way prayer is the freedom to express oneself spontaneously and most intimately in whatever situation we may have to face – physically, mentally and beyond.

Thus prayer is a highly personal approach. At the same time, however, it can also serve as a means to transport a message, a consolation, or even a teaching to the spiritually aspiring, to those ‘on the way.’And it is for this reason that I am passing on these Midnight-PrayersMay the reader draw encouragement and inspiration from them.


When all gates are closed
and no more duty calls,
and no other voices
try to speak to you,
then pray, o soul,
as if they were
the final words to say.

With no one left to turn to,
and no one there to listen
but You, o Lord,
who knows me since eternity.

Will You allow me
to carve some words
out of my feelings,
my desperation,
my joy, my yearning?



No thought unknown to You,
no deed unnoticed.
You watch, permit,
inspire and forbid.
Who am I to speak to You?

And yet,
to whom else shall I speak
if not You, Self of the self,
Soul of the soul?

Without You there is no me.
And I ask You
at this lonely hour:
who am I
beneath all covers,
beyond all borders
of this fleeting world?

Who is that me
so close to You,
and yet so far away?


How many births must pass,
how many creations,
to meet at last that single jīva
singing Your names,
praising your grace, Your beauty?

Countless souls take birth
and vanish once again
not having heard Your name,
not having sung Your glories.

Here I sit and wonder
what has been at work
that carried me away
from Māyā’s tightening grip
into Your kind embrace.

O Kṛṣṇa, o mysterious Lord!
Please reveal to me
how I may worship You.


Amongst stars and galaxies
a single planet travels
following its given course.

Countless jīvas move about
following their given course.

From where they came,
and where they’ll go
only You know, o Lord.
Only You know why.

We are blind
to past and future,
and we see so little of the now.

Listen to Me, You say,
I will guide you safely
through prakṛti’s endless maze.
No one knows where it begins,
no one where it ends
but Me.

O compassionate Lord!
Will You guide my steps,
curb my restless mind?

O Lord, I follow You.

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Vaishnava Calendar June 2018

Vaishnava Calendar: June 2018



To feel separation from the Spiritual Master or Krishna is very good position

Seattle, Washington — October 21, 1968

My Dear Krishna das,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 13 Oct., 1968, and I have noted the contents carefully.

In the beginning you write to say that you have written at least 3 letters to me, but this is the first time I have received any letter from you. I do not know how they are missing.

Anyway, I have also received one letter from Sivananda, it is understood that you are trying your best to secure a place in Hamburg, but still you have not been able to find out. In the meantime, before this, Sivananda wrote me a letter that he has already opened a branch in Berlin.
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We changed Srila Prabhupada’s books because his teachings are outdated

We changed Srila Prabhupada's books because his teachings are outdated and ISKCON needed a modern message

Panca-ratna giving class in LA, 5-25-18
We changed Srila Prabhupada’s books because his teachings are outdated

Facebook Comments on Panca Ratna

John Gensler posted this. Any comments?
I just saw Pancha Ratna (Pancharatna here on FB) at the Prabhupada Festival in New Dvarka, Los Angeles yesterday, who was sitting with Patrikananda. He made some rather disturbing comments regarding the 1972 edition of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is:
“No one wants to read it.”
“No one will buy it.”
“It will never be printed or used by ISKCON again.”
We changed Srila Prabhupada’s books because his teachings are outdated and ISKCON needed a modern message.”

Bhagavad-gita revised

I showed him, and asked him to read Srila Prabhupada’s title below his photo, from the 1972 edition, which he reluctantly read aloud, and expressed his annoyance: “greatest exponent of Krsna consciousness in the western world“, and then commented that it should have been stripped out of JAS book, because it’s “unnecessary”.

When I informed him that Srila Prabhupada wrote it himself, he said “I doubt that, but even if it was written by Srila Prabhupada, it should be removed, and it’s unneeded.”

Srila Prabhupada’s books were filled with mistakes and had to be edited.
“When ISKCON sold Srila Prabhupada’s original books, during the 1970’s, the sales and interest in his books, no where comes near the interest people show towards JAS’s editions.”

Mike Crawford – I like Pancaratna’s personality but  being a bought and paid for Iskcon company man clouds his intelligence. ………..  [Read More…]

Chopping up animal corpses is barbaric

Chopping up animal corpses is barbaric: Vegan 'terrorists' threaten to petrol bomb UK butchers

‘Chopping up animal corpses is barbaric’:
Vegan ‘terrorists’ threaten to petrol bomb UK butchers

A cruel and wretched person who maintains his existence at the cost of others’ lives
deserves to be killed for his own well-being, otherwise he will go down by his own actions

 He who gives permission, he who kills the animal, he who sells the slaughtered animal, he who cooks the animal, he who administers distribution of the foodstuff, and at last he who eats such cooked animal food are all murderers, and all of them are liable to be punished by the laws of nature. No one can create a living being despite all advancement of material science, and therefore no one has the right to kill a living being by one’s independent whims. (SB 1.7.37)

Chopping up animal corpses is barbaric’:
Vegan ‘terrorists’ threaten to petrol bomb UK butchers

Staff of a family-run butcher shop are living in fear after receiving death threats from vegan activists. In a less violent approach others have also targeted the shop by leaving negative reviews on social media.

Activists spray painted ‘Stop Killing Animals. Go vegan’ and the logo of the Animal Liberation Front across the front of Marlow Butchers in Kent. The business has received dozens of threats, including one message that said the shop would be petrol bombed, along with slightly less sinister one-star reviews on Facebook. It is unclear why this business in particular has been targeted.

Wayne Marlow, who runs the shop with his father, Trevor, and brother, Martin, said that vegans from around the world were terrorising their family business. “It has got ridiculous,” he said.

“Activists from as far away as Australia are getting involved. Not only are they threatening to physically destroy our business but they are also trying to ruin our reputation by leaving negative reviews and comments. They want to close us down and people are threatening to smash the windows or petrol bomb the store.”

Trevor Marlow – who has been a butcher for five decades  – was so worried about the threats being made against them that he reported the threats to police after the May 7 graffiti attack.  [Read More…]

Room Conversation with Two Lawyers and Guest

“Not that I sit down in my armchair and I give direction. The poor soldiers are fighting. No.”

Prabhupada, May 22, 1975, Melbourne: […] Not that I sit down in my armchair and I give direction. The poor soldiers are fighting. No. He should go. Courage. He should personally give direction, “Do like this.” Who is doing that? The minister of defense is very comfortably sitting on his chair, and the poor soldiers are fighting.
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The Speakers are Vibrating

The soliloquy, of silence, is currently making moves
If you stop, all that nonsense, you can see it too
Do you hear it, it’s rumbling, listen, i’ll even give you a clue
Unannounced, it’s here, placing you back in your eternal groove

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna
Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

The Age of Truth, is now, for all to participate
Lord Caitanya, magnanimous, has delivered the perfect escape
When we sing the Holy Names, nothing else can equate
clearing the grime, and the grit, we feel the filth evaporate

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna
Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

The eternal recipe erupts, exploding meticulous
The Hari-nama Sankirtana, immeasurable, and uproarious
And for all the newly arrived, and arriving participants
Just sing these 16 words, and re-experience, your forgotten bliss [Read More…]



Note: How is it that Srila Prabhupada poison givers and their accomplices are enjoying themselves with ill-gotten money,properties,disciples ? How is it that nothing is happening etc etc etc. Nobody ACTUALLY escapes. Nature’s law IS VERY, VERY STRICT, VERY, VERY STRICT. Lord Krsna has HIS plans:

SB 3.16.37 P The Two Doorkeepers of Vaikuntha, Jaya and Vijaya, Cursed by the Sages
WHEN SOMETHING IS ARRANGED BY THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD, ONE SHOULD NOT BE DISTURBED BY IT, EVEN IF IT APPEARS TO BE A REVERSE ACCORDING TO ONE’S CALCULATIONS. For example, sometimes we see that a powerful preacher is killed, or sometimes he is put into difficulty, just as Haridasa Thakura was. He was a great devotee who came into this material world to execute the will of the Lord by preaching the Lord’s glories. But Haridasa was punished at the hands of the Kazi by being beaten in twenty-two marketplaces. Similarly, Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, and Prahlada Maharaja was put through so many tribulations. The Pandavas, who were direct friends of Krsna, lost their kingdom, their wife was insulted, and they had to undergo many severe tribulations. SEEING ALL THESE REVERSES AFFECT DEVOTEES, ONE SHOULD NOT BE DISTURBED; ONE SHOULD SIMPLY UNDERSTAND THAT IN THESE MATTERS THERE MUST BE SOME PLAN OF THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD. The Bhagavatam’s conclusion is that a devotee is never disturbed by such reverses. He accepts even reverse conditions as the grace of the Lord. One who continues to serve the Lord even in reverse conditions is assured that he will go back to Godhead, back to the Vaikuntha planets. Lord Brahma assured the demigods that there was no use in talking about how the disturbing situation of darkness was taking place, since the actual fact was that it was ordered by the Supreme Lord. Brahma knew this because he was a great devotee; it was possible for him to understand the plan of the Lord. [Read More…]


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