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How Free Are We?
By Navina Syama Dasa - 21.8 2018 From Back to Godhead The Vedic contribution to one of the central debates in Western philosophy. Sam Surya goes to his city’s orphanage one day and makes a large donation. Elsewhere in town, Andy Andhakara robs a bank. What led these two to make such drastically different choices? Was it their own volition, or the force of some other factor? In other words, were their actions predetermined, or did Sam and Andy have free will? These questions concern one of the pivotal...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 5
BY: ROCANA DASA - 20.8 2018 Genesis of the Guru-parampara List Given the great importance of the list of spiritual masters in perfection in the disciplic succession -- the guru-parampara or 'List of 32' -- we must consider the genesis of the list. The fact that...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 88
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.8 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni I. The Agnyâ...Read more...
Lord Balarama: Who is He
Compiled by Sri Nandanandana Das - 20.8 2018 Sometimes people ask who is Lord Balarama? And the answer is that He is the brother of Lord Krishna. However, He does many things besides that. How we understand this is to first recognize that, according to Vedic scripture such as the Srimad...Read more...
Chosen People Or People Who Choose?
By Drutakarma dasa - 20.8 2018 The rich theology of the Vedic literature can end speculative attempts to resolve the apparently contradictory concepts of predestination and free will. Kimberly picks up a tape by a rock band known for its satanic image and clicks it into her Walkman....Read more...
Suitable arrangements for marriages
By Candramauli Swami - 20.8 2018 atas tvam rsi-mukhyebhyo yatha-silam yatha-ruci atmajah paridehy adya vistrnihi yaso bhuvi TRANSLATION: Therefore, today please give away your daughters to the foremost of the sages, with due regard for the girls’ temperaments and likings,...Read more...
KUBERA: GOD OF WEALTH
By editor - 17.8 2018 Kubera holds a variety of titles within Hinduism, most notably being the god of wealth and riches. He is also regarded as the god of fertility, a tutelary household spirit, the protector of sailors and god of the dead (Coulter and Turner 283). In the Satapatha...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 28
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2018 King Nabhi and Queen Marudevi  Khajuraho Museum, Madhya Pradesh   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XIV – Part Two The simplest of all inaugural performances is the abhiseka-, the consecration of...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 26
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2018 King Prithu    The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XIV – Part One Since the first king Prthu was anointed by Visnu, Indra and other great divinities and brahmans, it belongs to the duties of the king to be...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 4
BY: ROCANA DASA Srila Prabhupada's Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.5.12-13, New Vrindavan, June 11, 1969 We find an abbreviated version of the list of Sampradaya Acaryas in Srila Prabhupada's Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.5.12-13, June 11, 1969: "Our,...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 87
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni I. The...Read more...

By editor - 17.8 2018 16th August, 2018: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) joins the country in mourning and paying tribute to one of India’s most iconic...
By editor - 16.8 2018 The word Vedangas in Sanskrit means “limbs of the Vedas” which is appropriate because it is a collection/genre that is an appendage of the Vedas. The origin...
By editor - 16.8 2018 Agni is said to be one of the closest connected gods with humans than any of the other deities in the Hindu tradition. The god Agni is identified with being the producer...
Dr David Frawley - 16.8 2018 If  we look deeply at the story of Hanuman he is first and foremost a great warrior who has inspired warriors and armies throughout history, including those...
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.8 2018 King Risabhadeva   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XIV – Part Two Various classes of gods, belonging to...
By editor - 16.8 2018 Rs 2,000 crore Ford fund for Disneyland-like tourism hub project at Mayapur KOLKATA: Want to watch little Krishna slay giant Kalia snake in the Yamuna? Want to steal...
BY: ROCANA DASA Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Upendra, February 13, 1968: Another iteration of the list of Sampradaya Acaryas was given by Srila Prabhupada in his letter to Upendra,...
BY: SUN STAFF A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyag...