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The Influence of Holy Places
By Giriraj Swami - 8.11 2017 In the first verse of the Bhagavad-gita, the low-minded king Dhrtarastra asks his secretary, “O Sanjaya, after my sons and the sons of Pandu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kuruksetra, desiring to fight, what did they do?” Kim...Read more...
Congregational preaching
By Jayapataka Swami - 8.11 2017 Srila Prabhupada was given the whole world as his frontier for preaching. He wanted to fulfill Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s prediction that His holy name would be spread all over the world. Prithivite ache yata nagaradi grama / sarvatra pracara haibe...Read more...
Plant, Plant, Plant
By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi - 8.11 2017 “Everyone was sitting in the terminal where Srila Prabhupada was speaking. I walked up to Srila Prabhupada with the big bunch of strawberry bananas. Srila Prabhupada’s eyes opened very wide and said, “These are our bananas?”...Read more...
Trees – A Beautiful Gift of Nature
Posted by Adarsh M. Kalla - 7.11 2017 Since from Vedic times India is known for its rich nature resources, it was covered with thick forest were our civilization was born and acquired its distinct character. Our people instinctively used natural resources in a way that was favorable to...Read more...
Feasting with the Family Dog
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.11 2017 1969 San Francisco Ratha Yatra Poster ISKCON's early Ratha Yatra history. While Srila Prabhupada often referred to eating like dogs, on one occasion in 1969, the 'family dog' was actually enjoying Krsna prasadam. Pictured above is a rare...Read more...
The Marriage Principles
By Mahatma Das - 7.11 2017 The Marriage Manual Principles that Create a Healthy Marriage What follows are the main principles I teach in my marriage workshop entitled Sacred Union, The laws of relationship. Following these principles can help a bad marriage become good, a good...Read more...
All roads may lead to Rome
By Byron Kyle - 7.11 2017 All roads may lead to Rome but some roads are going to get us there quicker than others Have you ever been on a road trip and knew where your destination was but didn’t know exactly how to get there? You switched on Google maps and got directions but closer...Read more...
Living Heroes
By Rukmini Devi Dasi - 7.11 2017 “Shoot him,” said the man with the crowbar. Kshudhi felt the cold metal against his skull and chanted Hare Krishna like never before. His nimble nineteenyear old body was tucked under the bed. The other four men with guns hesitated. They attacked...Read more...
FAITH-LIFT
By Caitanya Caran Das - 6.11 2017 Once a person prayed to God, “Please give me a flower and a butterfly for my garden”. When he opened his eyes, he found a cactus and a caterpillar instead. He was dismayed and wondered why God had misunderstood his request. “Maybe God has...Read more...
The Kingdom of God
By Radheshyam Dasa - 6.11 2017 Freedom from painful impediments In Kingdom of God, there is no hunger, thirst, birth and death, old age, disease, etc. Thus without these sufferings that draw our consciousness in the material world, keeping us absorbed in sorting out problems of life in...Read more...
Vraja-prema only increased by knowledge of Krsna’s position
By Bhurijan Das - 6.11 2017 How is it possible to understand the mood of separation of the Brijbasis without the equivalent amount of love for Krsna. Of course, it is not possible. … … Here are some mundane poems about love in separation. Rupa Gosvami heard one such mundane...Read more...
Sri Krsna Saradiya Rasayatra
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.11 2017 November 3rd is the auspicious observance of Sri Krsna Saradiya Rasayatra. The first full moon of the autumn season, Asvina, marks the celebration of Krsna's dancing with the gopis. On this day, the Deities of Vrndavana are nicely decorated in white,...Read more...
The Marriage of Tulsi devi and Shalagrama
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.11 2017 Tulsi-Salagrama Vivaha is observed on November 3rd. Tulasi-Saligrama Vivaha, the Marriage of Shalagrama and Tulasi excerpted from Sri Hari-bhakti-vilas by Sri Padmanabha Gosai, Sri Radha- ramana Temple, Vrindavan: "Shri Vasishthaji said that what I have...Read more...
Appearance of Sri Nimbarkacarya
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.11 2017 The auspicious Appearance Day of Sri Nimbarkacarya is observed on November 3rd. "Sri Nimbarka Acarya comes in the line of the Kumara Sampradaya and is believed to have lived around the 11th and 12th centuries. Born in the modern Murgarapattam in the southern...Read more...
NON-VIOLENT MEANS OF PEST CONTROL
By editor - 2.11 2017 Note: The names of all plants mentioned in this text are followed by their botanical names as an aid for translation. Some plants have varieties that carry the same name in other languages, but are definitely different. Botanical names are international and consulting a...Read more...
In the coils of the Naga
By Richard Freeman - 2.11 2017 In Thailand, legends abound of a gigantic, crested serpent called the naga. but could this mythological beast be a real, flesh-and-blood creature? Recent reports of encounters with this fearsome beast led Richard Freeman to investigate. As cryptozoologists...Read more...
COPYING WITH ENVY
 By editor - 1.11 2017 Identifying and overcoming the root cause of our material existence. ‘Neighbour’s envy, owner’s pride,’ Growing up in an age when television was a new phenomenon, this advertising slogan caught the imagination of the public. Owning...Read more...
AN APPOINTMENT WITH MR. DEATH
By editor - 1.11 2017 Vedic perspective on current affairs 1439 For the one appointment no one can cancel, it pays to be prepared. Recently a college friend of mine was diagnosed with an incurable cancer; his doctors told him he would live for only another year. The family panicked and...Read more...
ISKCON Italy Participates at a Conference in Parliament
By: ISKCON Communication - 31.10 2017 Narada Muni Das (Fabio Pianigiani) among the speakers of the conference. ISKCON Italy’s Narada Muni Das (Fabio Pianigiani) participated at a conference held in the Italian Parliamanet celebrating the bi-centennary of Baha’u’llah...Read more...
New Vrajadhama Warms Hearts This Autumn
By: Madhava Smullen - 31.10 2017 Taking a bullock cart ride to the temple for the Pumpkin Festival Autumn is upon us, and for many that means Halloween, pumpkin spice lattes, and fall fashions. But ISKCON devotees have their own ways to celebrate the season, as the New Vrajadhama...Read more...
Cooperation is the essence of the movement
By editor - 31.10 2017 Srila Prabhupada explains why cooperation is the essence of the movement The purport of the verse is that even Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu — He is God himself, Krsna Himself — He felt, alone, unable to do this task. He felt. So this is the position. You...Read more...
Freedom From Bondage Means Having Krishna
By Navasi Dasi - 31.10 2017 As devotees, we talk a lot about getting free from the material energy, free from the influence of maya, free from our attachments to material sense pleasures and their objects. Why do we want to do that? What would be the reason? Sometimes it can be confusing...Read more...
Service Life Balance
By Praghosa Dasa - 30.10 2017 There are few if any greater benedictions one can receive than devotional service, for devotees their service is their life and soul and they are eager to protect at all costs. Indeed the Bhagavad-gita essentially deals with no other subject, than the subject of...Read more...
Ear: The Gateway to Liberation
By Pran Gopinath Das - 30.10 2017 We may not realize how our aural organs play a vital role in determining our spiritual destination. The human body is equipped with five senses through which one is connected to the external world. These five knowledge-acquiring organs, known in the Vedas...Read more...
What if this is our last day on this planet?
By Vibhu Chaitanya Das - 30.10 2017 We usually feel that there will be another day but what if there is no other day? What if this is our last day on this planet, the last day in this body? Did we accumulate sufficient blessings in this life to make it our last? Spiritual life is about...Read more...
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