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Exchanges Of Love
By Mohini Radha Devi Dasi - 18.9 2017 From Back to Godhead In the interactions between the Lord and His devotees, both relish the highest happiness. Bhagavad-gita and other scriptures praise Arjuna for his close relationship with Krishna. Arjuna is known for his mood of...Read more...
Walking Monk
By Rachel Norris - 18.9 2017 Walking With Purpose - Bhaktimarga Swami, known as the Walking Monk, passes through Amador Something very special and rare has come to our attention in the last couple of days, and it’s something that will make you walk the walk, literally. Bhaktimarga...Read more...
Hanuman Mandir in Karachi, Pakistan
By Arup Govinda das - 15.9 2017 1500 Year Old Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir in Karachi, Pakistan 1500 years old Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir located at Soldier Bazaar in Karachi is one of the oldest hindu temples in Pakistan. The temple holds special significance for Hindus as it is the only...Read more...
What is the most harmful association in the world?
Damaghosa Dasa - 15.9 2017 A dharmadhvaji is a person who has no actual devotion or renunciation in his heart but makes a show of it externally. He wears the clothes of a devotee to accomplish materialistic ends in a duplicitous manner. There is no worse association in...Read more...
Why kids asking for money is a huge problem
BY VISHAKHA DASI - 15.9 2017 Most anyone who has visited Vrindavan has experienced children approaching them to ask for one or two rupees. Often, parents with a low income are unable to arrange child care while they work, so they send their children out into the streets to sell trinkets...Read more...
The Sweetness of Bhakti
By Subhag Swami - 15.9 2017 Bhaktivinoda Thakur boldly proclaims, ‘sad-anga saranagati hoibe janhara,’ one who follows these six paths of surrender strictly, the result is ‘tahara prarthana sune sri nanda-kumara’. Krsna will respond to our prayer. Why is this so?...Read more...
Preaching Is The Essence
By editor - 15.9 2017 Personal Preaching: Dealings: Understanding – First of all it is very important to understand a person properly, before one starts actually preaching about Krishna Consciousness philosophy to newcomer. Opening the talk – One must open the talk on the...Read more...
Lithuanian Summer Getaway
By: Madhava Smullen - 14.3 2017 800 Devotees Immerse in Krishna at Lithuanian Summer Getaway Dancing and chanting the Holy Name 800 devotees from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia got to immerse themselves in Krishna consciousness in one of the most...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 26
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.9 2017 A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. In our last segment we mentioned the geometric aspects of padmasana, the lotus pedestal upon which Sri Chakram yantra is situated. We'll now begin a comparative look at how the...Read more...
Vaishnava Compassion
By Mayapur-shashi Dasa - 14.9 2017 From Back to Godhead Vaishnava acts of compassion are valuable even when apparently not on the level of transcendence. Pure Vaishnavas care deeply. They feel the suffering of others in the core of their hearts. Their greatest compassionate wish is to...Read more...
Scriptures
By editor - 13.9 2017 In Vedic culture the available body of knowledge comes from the revealed scriptures called Vedas. The word comes from root "vid" (to know, knowledge). The scriptures are mainly of two categories: sruti and smrti. Sruti refers to the four Vedas and they were...Read more...
Vedic Roots of China and Japan
By editor - 13.9 2017 The cultural relations between India and China can be traced back to very early times. There are numerous references to China in Sanskrit texts, but their chronology is sketchy. The Mahabharata refers to China several times, including a reference to presents brought by...Read more...
“Swamiji at Sea” drama script
  By The Vande Arts Team - 13.9 2017 The Vande Arts Team would like to offer this special drama script depicting Srila Prabhupada’s epic voyage on the Jaladhuta. Devotees are welcome to use the script for there own celebrations of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in America
By Giriraj Swami and Sri Prahlada dasa - 13.9 2017 In honor of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in America, we shall sing the poem he wrote on the ship Jaladuta as he arrived in the Boston harbor. Song [translation]: 1: My dear Lord Krsna, You are so kind upon this useless soul, but I do...Read more...
From Vedic martial arts to Aikido
By editor - 12.9 2017 "Now I've come to understand, that self-defense is defense against my self... that is to say, I'm my own worst enemy." (anonymous) 1. Dhanurveda Dhanurveda, science of fighting and war, is one of the Upavedas connected to Yajur Veda. It is...Read more...
RECEIVING THE BLESSING
By Ravindra Svarupa Dasa - 12.9 2017 Each morning in ISKCON temples we pay homage to our Founder-Ācārya Śrīla Prabhupāda by singing Śrī Guru-vandanā together while offering him guru-pūjā. Śrī Guru-vandanā is a Bengali song composed by Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura....Read more...
Staying Free Of Kali-yuga’s Dark Influence
By Sri Nandanandana das - 12.9 2017 As the age of Kali-yuga moves forward, many people are wondering how bad social conditions will get before they improve, and what can we do about it now. Yet the Vedic texts contain a specific prescription for staying free from the heavy influence that...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 25
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.9 2017 Laksmi Devi on Padmasana  Painting by Raja Ravi Varma A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. In the last several segments of this series we began a study of the Lotus in Vedic design, beginning with some of the...Read more...
How should devotees deal with envious persons?
Damaghosa Dasa - 11.9 2017 “ishvare tad-adhineshu, balishesu dvisatsu cha, prema maitre kripopeksha, yah karoti sa madhyamaha” (Srimad Bhagavatam 11.2.46) An intermediate or second class devotee is called a madhyama who:  offers his love to the Lord is a...Read more...
The pen is mightier than the sword
By Vaisesika Dasa - 11.9 2017 Journalist Thomas Paine in 1776 sparked the American Revolution by writing and widely distributing his pamphlet, Common Sense. Fidel Castro – while in a Cuban prison – crafted his speech History will Absolve Me, had it smuggled it out...Read more...
Who’s Pulling the Strings
By Vishakha Devi Dasi - 11.9 2017 From Back to Godhead Why are some people by nature outgoing and talkative while others are quiet and shy? What are the forces of nature that compel people to act the way they do? How do these forces work, and who is controlling them? Dr. and Mrs. A. B....Read more...
To Be Politically Incorrect
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 11.9 2017 If we look back into Vedic history we will probably find many incidents that contravene modern-day standards of human rights and discrimination. If say, a liberal human rights monitor group were to go back 5,000 years, they would likely report negatively to...Read more...
The Dham is nirguna
By Jagadananda Das - 8.9 2017 The Dham is nirguna and independent in its power Jiva Goswami spends several sections of the Bhakti Sandarbha (152-159) explaining that bhakti is free of the material qualities. In this discussion, he also mentions the holy dham and so I wish to...Read more...
Moon Madness
BY: NARASIMHA DAS - 8.9 2017   Recently I heard an odd accusation from a so-called senior devotee. He suggested that those who teach what Srila Prabhupada taught or repeat what he said about various controversial facts are trying to embarrass Srila Prabhupada because they hate...Read more...
Hear Srimad Bhagavatam
By editor - 8.9 2017 When and how to read, recite, chant and hear Srimad Bhagavatam Srimad-Bhagavatam SB Canto 4 SB 4.8.5, Translation: My dear Vidura, I have summarily explained the causes of devastation. One who hears this description three times attains piety and washes the sinful...Read more...
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