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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...
Degree of advancement of spiritual master?
Answer by His Holiness Romapada Swami - 28.4 2017 Does spiritual advancement depend on the degree of advancement of the spiritual master? Question: Srila Prabhupada said in certain places that one should accept a spiritual master whose guidance will make one’s life perfect....Read more...
Books by Radhanath Swami
By: Madhava Smullen - 27.4 2017 Books by Radhanath Swami and Vrinda Sheth Win Independent Publishing Awards Vrinda Sheth (right) and her mother Annapurna Dasi with their book Shadows of the Sun Dynasty Two ISKCON authors have won in their categories at the Independent Book...Read more...
True Happiness Must be Eternal
From Back to Godhead By Upendra Dasa - 27.4 2017 Sri Brahma-samhita is one of the oldest Vedic scriptures, and it is accepted by Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu (an incarnation of Krsna Himself who appeared 484 years ago) as the essence of Vaisnava (Krsna conscious) philosophy. The...Read more...
The Pleasure Principle
From Back to Godhead By Uddhava Dasa - 27.4 2017 All conscious activity, whether in the course of duty or in defiance of duty depending upon the individual temperament is regulated by what Freud called the “pleasure principle.” Few will argue the fact that whatever action a...Read more...
The Mahajanapadas of Jambudvipa, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2017 The Citizens of Ayodhya  Paithan, 19th c., Karnataka  British Museum Collection A serial exploration of the island of Jambudvipa and the sixteen Great States residing there. The Kosala Kingdom The country of Kosalas was located to the northwest of...Read more...
A Life of Dharma
By Nikunja Vilasini Devi Dasi - 26.4 2017 In memory of His Holiness Krishna Dasa Swami, whose life and passing exemplify his words: “Live for dharma, die for dharma; live for Krishna, die for Krishna.” Forty-one-year-old Krishna Dasa was already feeling elated as he stood in...Read more...
The material world
By Sutapa Das - 26.4 2017 The material world: temporary improvements, permanent inconvenience! 16 years ago, after graduating from UCL with a management degree, I opted to leave it aside and embrace monastic life instead. Ironically, it’s all come full circle; dealing with people,...Read more...
The Mahajanapadas of Jambudvipa, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.4 2017 The King and his Family Arrive in Kashi  Paithan School, Karnataka, 19th c.  A serial exploration of the island of Jambudvipa and the sixteen Great States residing there. The Kingdom of Kashi Today we begin to explore the first of the sixteen Great...Read more...
Any Colour You Like
By Jagabandhu das - 25.4 2017 My earliest memories of religion in this life are of my father (my first guru) teaching me about the Great Spirit worshiped by American Indians (“Wakan-Tanka” Who also undergoes quadruple expansion just like the all pervading yet personal Vasudev)....Read more...
Karma of the Nation
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 25.4 2017 Or the downfall of Western civilization. The Manu-samhita (8.304-309) describes how a king or ruler of a country receives one sixth of the total karma of the subjects he rules. If the majority of people are pious and spiritually...Read more...
Paris temple saga
BY: VYSWAMBHARA DAS - 24.4 2017 "One can chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking himself lower than the straw in the street. One should be more tolerant than the tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and ready to offer all respects to others. In such a...Read more...
Varaha Mihira
BY: SHYAMASUNDARA DASA - 24.4 2017 The following is from a text I wrote sometime ago about various famous, ancient Vedic astrologers. Chapter 4 section 16 is on the life of Sriman Varaha Mihira. Varaha Mihira is in many ways even more important than Parasara Muni for the reason that while...Read more...
Merciful Nrsimhadev
By Amogha das - 24.4 2017 A few years ago I presented a photo table at a Sunday feast at one of our temples. One devotee came up to the table and held a photo of Lord Nrsimhadev in his hands. I encouraged him to take Lord Nrsimhadev home, but he said, “If I was qualified to worship Him...Read more...
Prize in Sustainability Contest
By: Krishna Jivani Dasi - 21.4 2017 Govardana Academy Students Win Prize in Sustainability Contest Radha Fournier demonstrates to the children how to water the garden beds. On the sides you can see the back wall lined with black water pipes, and the south facing slope made out of...Read more...
Vaishnavas to Celebrate Ramanujacharya
By: Madhava Smullen - 21.4 2017 ISKCON Serves Alongside Sri Vaishnavas to Celebrate Ramanujacharya’s 1,000th Appearance Day Thirumanjanam (Abhisek) of Ramanuja at Madurai organised by ISKCON on March 26th ISKCON devotees are serving alongside Sri Vaishnavas to celebrate...Read more...
The Mahajanapadas of Jambudvipa
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.4 2017 Yantra of Jambudvipa, c. 1725 A serial exploration of the island of Jambudvipa and the sixteen Great States residing there. The mahajanapadas, or sixteen Great States of Jambudvipa, are among the most important topics of study in ancient geography. The word...Read more...
Dalai Lama recalls his links to Brahmaputra
Prabin Kalita - 20.4 2017 Dalai recalls his links to Brahmaputra that originates in his homeland GUWAHATI: Offering his tribute to the Brahmaputra at the Namami Brahmaputra festival here, the Dalai Lama on Sunday said he feels a deep connection with the river ever...Read more...
Jai Uttal New Album
By: Madhava Smullen - 20.4 2017 Grammy-Nominated Jai Uttal Collaborates With ISKCON Devotees on New Album Jai Uttal chants during a concert on the banks of the Ganga Jai Uttal, one of today’s best-loved and most popular kirtan artists, has released his latest album Roots...Read more...
Spiritual Fasting
By Yamuna Devi Dasi - 20.4 2017 From Back to Godhead With spiritual fasting, you may not make headlines, but you’ll make headway on the path back to Godhead. What do Mahatma Gandhi, Dick Gregory, Jane Fonda, Norman Mailer, Bolivian dissidents, British suffragettes, and Irish...Read more...
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