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Preaching in USSR
BY: SITALATMA DAS - 26.4 2017 Preaching in USSR 1973-1991 Sometime in 2009, ISKCON TV recorded a long interview with Kirtiraja Prabhu and Hari, former Harikesha Swami, where they talked about preaching in Soviet Union from their side of the Iron Curtain. They give a slightly different take...Read more...
Ghosts - FAQ
By editor - 15.2 2015 "Whenever someone tries to convince me that ghosts don't exist, I challenge them to take a walk through a cemetery at midnight and they turn pale." (anonymous) "The only cure for non-belief is the mystical experience." (Thomas Merton...Read more...
India's dying mother
By Justin Rowlatt - 12.9 2016 The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is dying. From the icy Himalayan peaks, where it begins, right down to the Bay of Bengal, it is being slowly poisoned. The Ganges is revered in India but it is also the sewer that carries away the...Read more...
Yoga and How to Get Started
By Stephen Knapp - 9.5 2016       The purpose of any true spiritual path is to raise our consciousness to the point of allowing us to directly perceive the spiritual dimension. Being spiritual means to recognize one’s spiritual identity and practically see...Read more...
Caring For Devotees
By editor - 16.9 2015 Caring For Devotees: The Spiritual Counselor System From Namahatta.org From a series of lectures by HH Radhanath Swami, introducing the Spiritual Counselor System that has been successfully deployed at Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath Temple in Mumbai, Chowpatti....Read more...
Britain must pay reparations to India
By BBC - 29.7 2015 British troops in Kolkata after a religious clash At the end of May, the Oxford Union held a debate on the motion "This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies". Speakers included former Conservative MP Sir Richard Ottaway, Indian politician...Read more...
Sri Rasikananda deva Goswami – Appearance
By editor - 23.10 2017 Sri Rasikananda Deva appeared in this world in 1590 A.D. (Sakabda 1512), on the first day of the bright fortnight of the month of Kartik. His father was Sri Achyuta Deva, the king of Rohini. The village of Rohini was situated within the country known as Mallabhumi,...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada writes about the observance of Diwali
By editor - 23.10 2017 DIWALI FESTIVAL: 10th October. 1968, (Letter from Srila Prabhupada to Hamsadutta dasa written from Seattle., Letters book Vol 1. p.549.) Diwali ceremony can be observed in the temple by illuminating 100’s of candles, indifferent parts of the temple, and...Read more...
Meaning and Reasons for Diwali Celebrations
Compiled by Mother Gandhari dasi – Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Bhakti Yoga Instructor - 23.102017 Diwali comes from the word Dipavali which has two words dipa means light and avali means carrier. Therefore Dipa or Diya (1) signifies ‘coming to light’. In the Vedic Literature it...Read more...
Calling on the Name of the Lord in the Bible
Pandava Vijaya Das, expanded by bh. Jan - 20.10 2017 Acts 2:21 And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 9:14,21 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call upon Your name. And all who heard him were amazed and said, Is...Read more...
WHEN VEDAS ARE MISINTERPRETED
By editor - 20.10 2017  Religious zealots force twisted interpretations to suit their selfish propaganda A religious zealot, famed for his so-called knowledge of the Vedas, quotes Yajur Veda (32.3) to prove that God has no form. Whether God has a form or not according to Vedic scriptures...Read more...
SPIRITUAL LESSONS FROM INDIAN POLITICS?
By editor - 20.10 2017 As the Delhi election results are out, media is serving out lots of analysis on what went wrong or right for whom? Everyone’s an expert on political issues, as reader’s comments on election news would reveal. As I saw the fortunes swing for AAP, with the...Read more...
FOUR THEORIES ON GOD’S EXISTENCE
By editor - 19.10 2017 There are shocking contrasts in this world; the reality of some swimming in opulence is incongruent with many others drowning in deprivation. No wonder people are confused about God’s existence. Over the centuries, four popular theories have developed on God....Read more...
Krishna-kripa remembers Sadaputa
By Prishni devi dasi - 19.10 2017 Krishna-kripa Prabhu Remembers Sadaputa Prabhu at the San Diego and Alachua Bhaktivedanta Insitute Krishna-kripa dasa is known for his blissful engagement traversing the planet singing the glories of the Holy Name. But three decades ago he began what...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada's Books and Purports
By editor - 18.10 2017 Books of Srila Prabhupada contain distilled knowledge from commentaries (usually called tikas or bhasyas) of previous Vaisnava acaryas. This makes them unique source of realized knowledge. To know the history and the way how they become manifested means to better...Read more...
THOU SHALT NOT KILL!
By editor - 18.10 2017 Meditations on Journey - Autobiography of an American Swami On entering India, Richard found everything excitingly new, yet very familiar. On the very first day Richard was exposed to a variety of experiences. He saw a multitude of people gathered at the...Read more...
Compassion – Wealth of Divine beings
By editor - 18.10 2017 If we understand the underlying cause of what we think of as bad in someone, instead of being hateful, we will be compassionate …… The below article is an answer to the Open Book Exam (Canto 6.1-9) to the question: Parikshit was compassionate to...Read more...
REALIZATIONS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
By editor - 17.10 2017   Vedic perspective on current affairs, Devahuti said: “I am very sick of the disturbance caused by my material senses, for because of this sense disturbance, my Lord, I have fallen into the abyss of ignorance” – Srimad Bhagavatam (3.25.7) When...Read more...
MAJESTIC HIMALAYAS THE SHELTER FOR A SEEKER
By editor - 17.10 2017 Meditations on The Journey Home – Lesson from Chapter 2 Inspirations from The Journey Home ‐ Autobiography of an American Swami’ Richard’s first sight of the Himalayan foothills exhilarated him beyond imagination. The foothills...Read more...
The Science of Upanishads – Conclusion
By Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 17.10 2017 It is now time for us to conclude. We studied all the eleven most important Upaniṣads belonging to the corpus of spiritual thoughts of India, spanning over many centuries or even millennia. Innumerable studies and interpretations of the Upaniṣads...Read more...
Ancient Indian Cookery, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.10 2017 A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada. Today we return to our discussion of the Supa Sastra, written by King Mangarasa III in 1508 A.D., which deals with the Vedic science of cooking. His six-chapter tome draws...Read more...
Austerity and Pleasure
By Urmila Devi Dasi - 16.10 2017 Austerity and Pleasure: Managing Our Sexuality While Waiting for Transcendence From Back to Godhead Because sexual desire has a spiritual origin, the practices of bhakti-yogacan recover its pure eternal purpose. Bhakti-yoga gives us the key to...Read more...
Being Absorbed in God
By Sri Nandanandana dasa - 16.10 2017 This is actually the goal of any saint, sadhu, holy man, or bhakta, to go through life and perform all of one’s activities while being absorbed in thoughts and awareness of God, like a constant meditation. This is the means of bhakti...Read more...
Bhagavad-gita As It Is 2.8 meters high
By editor - 16.10 2017 BBT to print Bhagavad-gita As It Is 2.8 meters high, 2 meters large and with a weight of 750 kgs A European division of BBT (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust) is in the process of printing the largest sacred text in the world! Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As t Is...Read more...
SUPERFICIAL RITUAL AND SHALLOW RELIGION
By editor - 13.10 2017 At the yoga conference Richard became good friends with Bhikku Vivekananda, a spiritual leader from Thailand, who had thousands of students at his monastery. They attended a lecture of J.Krishnamurthi, a world renowned author and orator. Born in South India in 1895, he...Read more...
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