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70s invasion ; JANIS JOPLIN, WENDY and BONNIE *


here at the 70s invasion we think JANIS JOPLIN was one of the 60s most talented women singers, she influenced many women singers and made a strong statement for the women's movement in general :)

BIG BROTHER and the HOLDING Co. and friends

excert from BACK to GODHEAD jan ' 04

'Is God partial' ?

samo 'ham sarva-bhutesu na me dvesyo 'sti na priyah

ye bhajanti tu mam bhaktya mayi te tesu capy aham

"I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him."

While asserting that He is impartial, Krsna also proclaims Himself an intimate friend, or in other words very partial, to His devotees. This contradiction appears to take us back to square one, since most everyone has a valid claim on being devoted to God. Protestant and Catholic, Hindu and Muslim, could all, if so inclined, quote the Bhagavad-gita, or similar lines from other scriptures, and go on feuding. ("God says He's a friend to His devotee - me.")

But Krsna's partiality is transcendental, or confidential. The samo 'ham verse occurs in a chapter of the Gita entitled "The Most Confidential Knowledge." In the beginning, the first two chapters of the Gita, confidential knowledge means understanding the difference between your self and your body: the body is perishable and the soul is not. More confidential still is knowledge of the Supreme Soul and how to attain Him, as described in the seventh and eighth chapters. And most confidential of all is understanding that the kinship and love we now repose in our bodily relations is but a dim reflection of our eternal kinship with God.

If the very beginning of confidential knowledge is understanding that we are not these bodies - not Hindu, Catholic, Muslim, or any other bodily designation - then how can Lord Krsna's partiality have anything to do with our material bodies? It can't. Krsna doesn't say He is partial to His Hindu devotee or His Protestant devotee. He says He is partial to anyone who renders HIm service with devotion. With His partiality too, then, He is impartial.

The devotee's kinship with Krsna is not figurative. God is the original master, friend, lover, and child and thus the natural object of our every thought and action. Material friendship and love now absorb our minds and motivate our actions - and yield as their counterpart our material enmities, including religious ones. But such friendship and love are but passing reflections of eternal spiritual templates. Krsna therefore encourages us, a few verses after the partiality verse, "Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisances to Me and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me."



WENDY and BONNIE were WENDY and BONNIE FLOWER a duo who made a pop lp in the late 60s, sounds range from the MAMAS and the POPAS to very mellow folk-psych, see this link at Sundazed to hear some sounds -