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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...
The Walking Monk
By Audrey Dwyer - 23.6 2017 The Walking Monk passes through Steamboat Springs on his journey across the U.S. It takes about three pairs of shoes to walk across the United States. At least that’s according to Bhaktimarga Swami, a 63-year-old Canadian born monk (formerly John Peter...Read more...
Holy Places in Nepal
By editor - 22.6 2017 The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu valley, is the biggest and the most cosmopolitan city of Nepal. Known as the 'City of Temples', it has great temples with historic, architectural and religious importance attached to them. The Valley consists of three main cities...Read more...
The Mahajanapadas of Jambudvipa, Part 17
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.6 2017 Babruvahana fights with Arjuna.jpg  Mahabharata - Paithan School, Maharashtra, c. 1850 A serial exploration of the island of Jambudvipa and the sixteen Great States residing there. The Kamboja Kingdom Today we present the last of solasa (...Read more...
Prince of Udaipur visits Melbourne Temple
By Sukadev Das - 22.6 2017 Crown Prince of Udaipur Rajasthan His Highness Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar visits Melbourne Temple It was our great honour to receive the visit by Crown Prince of Udaipur Rajasthan His Highness Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar who comes in the lineage of great...Read more...
Mahabharata movie
By editor - 21.6 2017 Mahabharata epic set to become India’s most expensive movie ever   Randamoozham, starring veteran actor Mohanlal, will cost Rs 1,000-crore (£120m) and is to be funded by UAE-based billionaire BR Shetty India is set to make its most expensive film...Read more...
Pilgrimage: a Journey of Search and Discovery.
By Matsyaavatar das - 21.6 2017 A pilgrimage is a journey in search of the Divine inside and outside us. It does not take place within a physical space, rather it occurs in one's mind and consciousness. Its most intimate purpose is a deep purification of the heart, of the intellect...Read more...
Art of Working
By Chirag Dangarwala - 20.6 2017 karmany evadhikaras te ma phalesu kadacana ma karma-phala-hetur bhur ma te sango ‘stv akarmani [ B.g. 2.47] “You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause...Read more...
Peace And Love
By Karnamrita Das - 20.6 2017 Studying the meaning of words (semantics) whether in Sanskrit, English, or our native language and their deeper implications in our lives is a useful endeavor in our introspection and personal growth, which I see as part of the work of “anartha-nivritti,...Read more...
The Mahajanapadas of Jambudvipa, Part 16
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.6 2017 Ramayana scene  Paithan School, Maharashtra, 19th c. A serial exploration of the island of Jambudvipa and the sixteen Great States residing there. The Gandhara Kingdom The Gandhara Kingdom is included in the list of sixteen great states of ancient India...Read more...
India Design Motifs, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.6 2017 Chaitrangan Rangoli A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Earlier in this series we mentioned just a few of the regional names used to describe the art of Rangoli, as it's known in North India, or Kolam, as it's known...Read more...
Ratha Yatra in London was a huge success
By Indradyumna Swami - 19.6 2017 ISKCON’s annual Ratha Yatra in London on Sunday was a huge success. In perfect weather, a thousand devotees pulled 3 chariots through the center of the city to Trafalgar Square. In that prestigious place many tourists, guests, and devotees enjoyed...Read more...
Thought, Emotions and Realizations
By Matsyavatara Dasa - 18.6 2017 The ecstatic experience of Love as a key to unseal the treasure of Authentic Happiness An extract from Thought, Emotions and Realizations Life is about exchanging love: giving and receiving. Those who lack love lead unhappy lives, dominated by their...Read more...
Time, the Winkless God
By Mathuresha Dasa - 18.6 2017 A look at what the Srimad-Bhagavatam has to say about time, a concept that has challenged philosophers for centuries. Time is a little difficult to define. Philosophers and theologians have tried for at least twenty-five centuries. Albert Einstein remarked,...Read more...
Money, Krishna, and Us
By Vishakha Devi Dasi - 18.6 2017 From Back to Godhead How we value, acquire, use, and relate to money reflects our inner state of being. Sri Sukadeva Goswami said, “Money does not stay in one place. It passes from one hand to another. Ultimately no one can enjoy money, and it...Read more...
Krishna The God of Varieties
By Vamsi Vihari Dasa - 18.6 2017 From Back to Godhead Variety is said to be the spice of life. Imagine a life where you eat the same vegetables daily, wear the same clothes, meet the same people, and visit the same places. So boring, right? This world is full of varieties seasonal changes...Read more...
Lord Jagannatha
By Sri Gadadhara Das - 16.6 2017 The term "juggernaut" entered the English language long before Lord Jagannatha came to British shores. Describing an "irresistible force" or procession, "juggernaut" eventually became identified with mighty battleships - and now...Read more...
India Design Motifs, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.6 2017 A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. In previous segments we have mentioned the role Rangoli and Kolam arts play in Vedic households, in both ancient and modern times. This was also true during Lord Chaitanya's lila, when...Read more...
First Among Kings
By Drutakarma Dasa - 16.6 2017 From Back to Godhead From the Vedic literature: the history of King Prthu, the incarnation of the ruling potency of the Supreme Lord. Long ago, the normally peaceful wise men of a Vedic kingdom forcibly deposed an intolerably corrupt ruler. But instead of...Read more...
Back To Godhead, or Back To Serve?
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 16.6 2017 If a devotee were to ask, “Please bless me so that I’ll never take birth again in this horrible material world,” would this be asking for some kind of liberation? Hundreds of times, Srila Prabhupada encouraged us to “Go Back home, back...Read more...
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