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Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan
Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan at New York Rathayatra By: Madhava Smullen - 18.6 2019 Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard leads kirtan at New York Rathayatra - photo by Hari Kirtan Kaufmann Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, took a break from politics to...Read more...
Mayavadic Nature of the Material Science
BY: D. DAS - 20.6 2019 Until one becomes a pure devotee, a practice of misra or mixed bhakti inevitably invovles other stages of yoga like karma, jnana etc. practiced not neccessarily in the neophyte stage, with a pure devotional attitude. My hope is that my aspiration for the revealed...Read more...
The Secret Behind “The Secret”
By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi - 20.6 2019 Discover Krishna’s law of attraction, the real power behind the latest rage in the self-improvement marketplace. The Secret, a book and DVD by Rhonda Byrne, is getting a lot of attention as sales soar. The author claims that if we apply the...Read more...
Offerings with Love
By Mohini Radha Devi Dasi - 20.6 2019 Krishna is self-satisfied and does not need anything, but out of His mercy He will accept our offerings of love and devotion. Krishna’s supreme opulence surpasses all description and comparison. Millions of goddesses of fortune serve Him in the...Read more...
GODDESSES AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT
By editor - 18.6 2019 According to Knott within Hindu society women are given a lesser status than men (82). This leads to the oppression of women in both the public and private spheres of their religious and everyday lives. This pattern of oppression has led to a narrow and demanding vision...Read more...
The Gitas Of The Bhagavatam
By Gauranga Darshan Das - 17.6 2019 Srimad Bhagavad-gita is the greatly enlightening philosophical song sung by Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to instruct the bewildered Arjuna on the battlefield of Kuruksetra. Bhagavad-gita systematically presents the knowledge of the...Read more...
Strength from Above
  By Yogesvara Dasa - 17.6 2019 ON DAYS SET ASIDE FOR SELLING Back to Godhead magazine, he packed copies in a cloth sack and boarded the morning train to Delhi. With nowhere to stay in Delhi he had to return to Vrindavan by evening, which gave him only a few hours of...Read more...
Lord Parashurama’s Revolution
By Aja Govinda Dasa - 17.6 2019   In a former age, God’s empowered incarnation employed extreme measures to deal with an extreme situation. Sectarian and political disputes are common not only today but occurred even during the time of Sri Parashurama, an empowered incarnation...Read more...
Kali yuga
By editor - 14.6 2019 Predictions about Kali yuga that seem to be manifesting   Among the most striking of these passages from the Vedic sastras are the following: In the Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be the deciding factor of nobility [in place of birth, righteous behavior or...Read more...
Improve your Nam Kirtan
By Sacinandana Swami - 14.6 2019 5 open secret techniques to improve your Naam Kirtan Haribol! Haribol! Haribol! (chorus)…Hare Krishna. I’m Sacinandana Swami and am every excited to be here with all of you. Hare Krishna… yes now since Malika Mala has arrived, we all...Read more...
Give Yourself A Break Before You Break Down
By Caitanya Caran das - 14.6 2019 Imagine a person working on a computer that has viruses. He is busy typing, but the computer is hung. A computer expert informs him, “Sir, you need to install an anti-virus.” He responds curtly, “Don’t disturb me; I am busy.”...Read more...
Ganga Puja
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.6 2019 Maharaja Bhagiratha prays for Ganga's Descent   The Appearance day of Srimati Ganga Ma is celebrated throughout India beginning on the Amavasya (dark moon night) and lasting through to the dasami tithi (tenth phase of the Moon, the day before Pandava...Read more...
Cause of all Causes
By Chirag Dangarwala - 13.6 2019 Cause and Effect are the natural phenomenon in this material world. Every Cause is followed by an Effect and every Effect has a Cause.  This phenomenon of cause and effect is explained in Vedic texts as well as in the modern science alike. Newton...Read more...
On things Quantum
By Rasaraja dasa, Bhaktivedanta Institute, Mumbai - Berkeley - 13.6 2019 Thanks to many popular books and articles, the mysteries of quantum theory are now quite widely familiar even amongst the non-scientific public. Heisenberg’s uncertainty relations (one cannot ‘...Read more...
KAMALA: THE LOTUS GODDESS
By editor - 12.2 2019 Kamala (“she of the lotus”), is the last in the list of the Ten Mahavidyas (great revelations or manifestations), who are a group of Tantric goddesses. Kamala’s place as the last of the Mahavidyas is not addressed in the literature. Although it may be...Read more...
THE GODDESS TARA
TARA, THE GODDESS WHO GUIDES US THROUGH TROUBLES Tara is a Tantric goddess, one of the ten Mahavidyas, which translated into English means great revelations or manifestations (Kinsley 1998:57-60). In Tantrism, there is the idea that the Divine Feminine is the supreme cosmic force in the...Read more...
Responsibility
Why is it so difficult to find people who will take responsibility? Answer by Niranjana Swami - 12.6 2019 [Question]: Managers have to deal with some unpleasant things like problems and financial crisis or whatever, and then if they get more in to spiritual life, they are generally...Read more...
Choosing to Fall Down
By Mahatma das - 12.6 2019 What is falldown? Breaking the four regulative principles or giving up devotional service is generally referred to as falldown. Although this is the main focus of this article, the principles I discuss relate to positively dealing with any kind of setback in...Read more...
Labeling Body Parts
By Satyaraja Dasa - 10.6 2019 Animals, Consciousness and the Problem of Meat-Eating In an article entitled “Born to Bun: Labels to Tell Meat’s Life Story” (New York Daily News, April 4, 2013), journalist James Warren informs us about the Obama administration’s...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Ecstatic Symptoms
Srila Prabhupada’s Ecstatic Symptoms - Srutakirti das, March 1975, ISKCON Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir Many joyful adventures took place daily while traveling with Srila Prabhupada. So much nectar flowed from the regulated activities of personally serving our glorious Gurudeva. Who could...Read more...
The four headed Brahma
The four headed Brahma’s diminutive intelligence Vs Srila Sanatana Goswami’s first class humility   By Jaganmohini devi dasi - 10.6 2019 Sri Ramanavami day was special for us this year. As I was doing our regular morning worship in our altar with flowers, fruits and...Read more...
We Do Not Tell Lies Do We?
By Kesava Krsna dasa - 7.6 2019 Have we ever embellished a telling of a lie with an assortment of trivial details to disguise the actual truth? Have we ever pretended to be someone we never were, by exuding a persona larger than ourselves? Are there any angels among us who can boldly claim...Read more...
The goddess Dhumavati
  By editor - 6.6 2019 The goddess Dhumavati is one of the ten Mahavidya goddesses, whose origin stories have been part of Hindu literature since the early medieval period (Kinsley 1997:1). Known as the widow, Dhumavati represents the last stage of the Hindu female life. She is...Read more...
DEMONS DEFEATED BY SIVA
By editor - 6.6 2019 In this article we examine myths of various Asuras defeated, by Siva and Rudra “The Howler, Roarer and the Terrible,” a fierce form of Siva. (Williams 248). Asuras are demons, and not every demon is evil. In the past, the Aryans believed...Read more...
Remover of Obstacles
By editor - 6.6 2019   Lord Ganesha is well known for removing obstacles from the path of pure hearted souls. Gokarna, a temple town in Karnataka, also known as Gokarna Mahabalesvara, is famous for the presence of one of the twelve jyotirlingas of Lord Siva. Lord...Read more...
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