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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...
New MOSA Exhibition
By: Madhava Smullen - 25.2 2017 New MOSA Exhibition Shows “The Many Colors of Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami” A devotee peruses the art A new solo exhibition opened at the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) in Radhadesh, Belgium on January 28th, during the Radhadesh Mellows kirtan...Read more...
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: Scientific Revolutionary
By Josh Hawley - 24.2 2017 Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: Scientific Revolutionary in the Field of Consciousness This topic is more relevant at this point in time than any other in modern history. We stand at a crossroads of mankind. If the enlightened leadership of mankind can catch a clue from...Read more...
64 Padayatras for ISKCON50
By editor - 24.2 2017 ISKCON devotees completed a total of 64 Padayatras for ISKCON50 In 2016 ISKCON celebrated its 50th anniversary. Every ISKCON leader, member, project and zone was immediately inspired to jump into action. All festivals were geared at glorifying ISKCON and ISKCON’...Read more...
The Astras, Part 12 – Narayana-astra
BY: SUN STAFF  Dronacharya, Ashwatthama, Abhimanyu and Kripacharya  on the battlefield of Kurukshetra A survey of transcendental weaponry. One of the three occasions on which Lord Narayana's weapon, the narayana-astra was deployed took place on the battlefield at...Read more...
Sri Radha – The Giver Of Never Enough
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 23.2 2017 Although Sri Sri Radha and Krishna separate and unite eternally in pastimes, Sri Radha, as the Shakti energy of Krishna, follows Krishna wherever He goes, like a shadow.  Her following of Krishna takes Her to the impersonal Brahman and Krishna’s...Read more...
Krishna Meditation
By Sivarama Swami - 23.2 2017 It’s still early morning, the sun is starting to rise over the horizon, and it’s reddish—it reminds me of Srimati Radharani’s tilak upon Her beautiful broad forehead. And the glowing of the sun, the rays that it casts everywhere, paint...Read more...
The Great Apostle of ‘love of God’
By Daiva Simha Das - 23.2 2017 From a multi-billionaire to pauper in the street, everyone is seeking the wealth of love. The gaudy gizmos, exotic holidays, luxury cars, sports bikes, late night dance parties, Valentine ‘s day, thousands of friend lists on Facebook, millions of...Read more...
The Astras, Part 11 – Narayana-astra
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.2 2017   Laksmi-Narayana 19th c. Patna A survey of transcendental weaponry. When deployed, narayana-astra launches an inconceivably deadly array – millions of simultaneously fired missiles. Depending on the intensity of resistance being...Read more...
Vijaya Ekadasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.2 2017 The glories of Phalguna-krsna Ekadasi, or Vijaya Ekadasi, from the Skanda Purana, observed on February 22nd (Los Angeles and Mayapur). Yudhisthira Maharaj said, "Oh Lord Sri Krishna, O glorious son of Vasudeva, please be merciful to me and describe the...Read more...
Madhavas - The devotional Rock Band
By Premanjana Das - 22.2 2017 This article is based on an interview of the Madhavas rock band by the writer Premanjana Das (Pranjal Joshi).The purpose of interviewing Madhavas is to honor them for the valuable service they have been doing to spread the holy name of Shri Krishna using their...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Gottfried von Leibnitz, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.2 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. V – RATIONALISM  Gottfried von Leibnitz (1646 - 1716) Syamasundara dasa: Leibnitz says that innate truths...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 18
BY: SUN STAFF  Earliest Gita-govinda Mewar, c. 1590 A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. CENTRAL INDIAN AND RAJASTHANI SCHOOLS  17th – 19th Centuries The art of painting in Central India, Rajasthan and...Read more...
Chanting 16 rounds
  By editor - 21.2 2017 Chanting 16 rounds Hare Krishna must give result if properly executed. We will give here the rules. Sri Baladevavidyabhusana’s Govinda Bhasya verdicts to sit straight and motionless as a mountain. We’ll give the full text for complete...Read more...
Vanaprastha-asrama
By Jaya Gaurasundara dasa Gauravanacari - 21.2 2017 The Vanaprastha-asrama and its practical application A. Introduction 1. What is vanaprastha? The word vanaprastha is composed of the words vana, meaning “forest” and prastha, meaning “to go,” so a...Read more...
The Science of Knowing God
By Navina Syama Dasa - 21.2 2017 From Back to Godhead Can the investigation of God through the method of Krishna consciousness really be called scientific? God: The Evidence; The God Delusion; God: The Failed Hypothesis; The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief....Read more...
Significance of Celebrating Maha Shivaratri
By editor - 20.2 2017 According to the Puranas, during the great churning of the ocean called Samudra Manthan, a pot of poison emerged from the ocean. The gods and the demons were terrified as it could destroy the entire world. When they ran to Shiva for help, he in order to protect...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 17
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.2 2017 Krishna Fluting in a Tree  Deccan, Hyderabad; c. 1780  A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. THE DECCANI SCHOOLS  16th to 18th Centuries HYDERABAD Before turning to the Central...Read more...
What’s Wrong with Our Politicians
By editor - 20.2 2017 What’s Wrong with Our Politicians – Three Examples of Perfect Leadership From Back to Godhead To say that most politicians are incompetent, and in many cases downright dishonest, isn’t very controversial. We’ve all read about their...Read more...
Principles of Freedom
By Rukmini Devi Dasi - 20.2 2017 “It’s my life and I’ll do what I want.” It is the rebel mantra of the human species. Freedom is the alluring promise that teenagers have faked ID’s for, eligible bachelor and bachelorettes remain single for, and nations have...Read more...
Marriage Matters – What Makes It Stronger
By Visakha Dasi (ACBSP) - 20.2 2017 Gratitude The health of a marriage depends on the emotional health of the individuals in it. It is gratitude that keeps those individuals healthy and free from dullness and complacency. Couples dedicated to spiritual cultivation enter not only a marriage...Read more...
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