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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...
Ayurveda-vedanta: The Vedanta of Life Science
By Atmatattva Dasa - 18.8 2017 Tattva Prakasha Volume One, Issue Nine - November 9, 2001 The bi-monthly newsletter of IndiaDivine.com published by Bhaktivedanta Ashram, Mysore. Editor: Jahnava Nitai Das (bvashram@yahoo.com) To subscribe or unsubscribe send an email to: tattvaprakasha@yahoo....Read more...
Mahabharata: The Great War and World History
By editor - 18.8 2017 Tattva Prakasha - Illuminations of Truth Volume One, Issue Eight - May 30, 2001 The bi-monthly newsletter of IndiaDivine.org published by Bhaktivedanta Ashram, Mysore. Editor: Jahnava Nitai Das Welcome to the eighth issue of Tattva Prakasha. This issue is certainly...Read more...
Nandotsava - Birth Ceremony of Lord Krsna
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.8 2017 Gargamuni-performs name-giving-ceremony when Krsna was One-year old Nandotsava, from Srimad Bhagavatam 10:5:1-17, Translation and Purport by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. TEXTS 1-2 Sukadeva Gosvami said: Nanda Maharaja was...Read more...
Devotion – The Vehicle to Realize God
By V.A. Padmanabham - 17.8 2017 The ultimate aim of human life is self-realization by knowing who am I? All kinds of religious thoughts, theories, preaching and practices help human beings to reach this goal and nothing else. Just as there are many ways to reach a place in physical...Read more...
Sampradaya Acarya
The Appearance of Srila Prabhupada, Sampradaya Acarya BY: ROCANA DASA - 17.8 2017 His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Founder/Acarya of International Society for Krishna Consciousness  Bhaktivedanta Book Trust The auspicious occasion of Srila Prabhupada...Read more...
Annada Ekadasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2017 Annada Ekadasi, observed on August 17th/18th (Los Angeles/Mayapur), from the Brahma-vaivarta Purana. Sri Yudhisthira Maharaja said, "Oh Janardana, protector of all living entities, please tell me the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight...Read more...
Why Krsna Comes to This World
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.8 2017 By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada - 16.8 2017 Mother Yasoda with Krsna and Balarama  Early Bengal School, c. 1890 August 1973 at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, in the countryside near London. Several thousand guests (including the Indian...Read more...
Celebrating Krsna's Birth
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.8 2017 From 'Mathura Mandala-parikrama' by Srila Narahari Chakravarti Thakur, on the auspicious occasion of Sri Krsna Janmastami, observed August 15th. In Vraja-vilasa-stava the following description is found: "I offer my obeisances to Mahavana, where...Read more...
Was Srila Prabhupada Superhuman?
By Srutadeva Das - 16.8 2017 ISKCON’s Mission Srila Prabhupada’s sole mission in life was, as was his spiritual master’s and his spiritual master’s before him, the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, to help the fallen conditioned souls who are rotting within this...Read more...
Reflections on Guru-purnima
By Giriraj Swami - 19.8 2017 Today is Guru-purnima. Srila Prabhupada has explained that the system of honoring the spiritual master is current in all sections of Vedic followers. In the Mayavadi (impersonalist) sects, the disciples offer respect to the spiritual master every year on Guru-...Read more...
Appearance day of HDG Srila Prabhupada
By editor - 16.8 2017 An excerpt from the Prabhupada Lilamrta about Srila Prabhupada’s mother, Srimati Rajani Devi. Abhay’s mother, Rajani, was thirty years old when he was born. Like her husband, she came from a long-established Gaudiya Vaisnava family. She was darker-skinned...Read more...
Sweetest Description of Janmastami-lila
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.8 2017 Butter Stealing, Punjab Basohli c. 1765 From Ananda Vrindavan Champu by Srila Kavi Karnapura, Translated by Bhanu Swami & Subhaga Swami, published by Mahanidhi Swami. Now we will discuss the truth about the transcendental birthplace of Bhagavan and the...Read more...
How to Celebrate Janmashtami
By editor - 15.8 2017 What is Janmashtami? How is Janmashtami Celebrated? How to Celebrate Janmashtami at Home Celebrating Janmashtami with the Krishna.com/BTG Staff More Things To Think About When Thinking About Krishna’s Appearance What is Janmashtami? Janmashtami ...Read more...
The Appearance of Lord Krishna
By editor - 15.8 2017 Sri Krsna Janmastami A Talk by Giriraj Swami September 2, 2007 Ojai, California We read from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto Ten, Chapter Two: “Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krsna in the Womb.” TEXT 18 tato jagan-mangalam acyutamsam samahitam sura-sutena...Read more...
Sacred Ground
BY  INDRADYUMNA SWAMI - 14.8 2017 “I hate you people and all you stand for!” shouted the school’s headmaster. “There’s no way I will ever, and I repeat, EVER, rent this school to you during Woodstock.” With that he slammed the door, leaving...Read more...
Krishna comes to conquer our hearts
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 14.8 2017 In spite of being bound by iron shackles and confined in a prison cell and in spite of having witnessed the killing of their six little children by Kamsa, Vasudeva and Devaki were indifferent to all the pains because they always meditated on Krishna and...Read more...
Are All Krishna Kirtans The Same?
BY: DAMAGHOSA DAS - 11.8 2017 Hare Krsna-below we are trying to show how by good or bad association we advance or not, spiritually. This means we must know who is good and who is bad association. The below letters and conversations are meant to show any intelligent devotee whom he...Read more...
The Value of Offering Obeisances
By Vaijayanti Mala Devi Dasi  When my son went to India and met an elderly lady, he offered his obeisances and seeing this the lady started crying and blessed my son saying that nowadays none of the new generation children like the act of offering obeisances and said she was...Read more...
Nrsimhadeva Gold
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.8 2017 Three uniquely different Kantirava fanams In ancient India, gold fanams were issued by a number of states for use as trade currency. One of these was Mysore, under the reign of King Kantirava Narasa (1638 - 1662 AD). He was the first king of Mysore to issue coins...Read more...
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