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Abortion, euthanasia
By editor - 27.10 2017 Abortion brings a very negative karma. The child in the womb is a soul, a living being destined for a human body. This is true from the moment of conception. sri-bhagavan uvaca karmana daiva-netrena jantur dehopapattaye striyah pravista udaram pumso retah-kanasrayah...Read more...
Create Sacred Space
By Kamala-sundari Dasi - 27.10 2017 We may find ourselves in need of a “get away” from time to time, to abandon the chaos and search out a serene environment to de-stress body, mind, and soul. Circumstances do not allow us to up and leave when we feel the need. So, wouldn’t...Read more...
THE BREATH OF BHAKTI YOGA
By editor - 26.10 2017 Our spiritual practices can become dry and mechanical if we omit the essential ingredient. During my travels I sometimes meet people who were at one time enthusiastic in their spiritual practices of bhakti-yoga but later got distracted and gave them up. I often ask...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Conch, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.10 2017 Lord Visnu - Bronze - Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Today we'll consider the conch (shankha) from the standpoint of it being one of the attributes of Lord Krsna. In Vedic iconography...Read more...
More Strength than a Million Suns
By Sacinandana Swami - 26.10 2017 Night is falling quickly this winter evening, and it is snowing again. I am sitting in our little Gaura Bhavan Ashram, on the shore of Lake Wannensee, and thinking about each of you whom I met during the past year. I want to send you a message of hope...Read more...
Is it Better to Compromise or offend?
By Paramadayala Nityananda Das - 26.10 2017 The title is meant to call attention to the fact that this question assumes the either/or fallacy. Pusta Krishna: He said that morning “What can we do, Prabhupada?” He said, “What can we do? If we do not compromise, we will make...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Conch, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.10 2017 A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Our discussion on the Conch began with a description from Bhagavad-gita As It Is of the battlefield at Kurukshetra, with Krsna on His transcendental shankha Pancajanya...Read more...
Karttika: Lord Krishna’s Favorite Month
  By Vamsi Vihari Dasa - 25.10 2017 From Back to Godhead A time filled with love, devotion, and gratitude. After going through the intense summer and a humid monsoon, we in India perceive sarat, or autumn, as one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. According to the vedic...Read more...
The disappearance of HDG A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
By Radhanath Swami - 25.10 2017 In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Shri Krishna explains, janma karma ca me divyam evaà yo vetti tattvataù tyaktvä dehaà punar janma naiti mäm eti so ‘rjuna [BG 4.9] ‘One who understands the transcendental nature of...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Conch
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.10 2017   A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Today we begin a new topic in the India Design series, on the Conch. Like the lotus, our last subject of study, the conch (or shankha) is an item of paraphernalia that is...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day
 By Giriraj Swami - 24.10 2017 (Adapted from a talk given in Houston, November 1, 2008) We have gathered at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada on the auspicious occasion of his disappearance festival. When we were with His Divine Grace in Surat on his guru maharaja’s...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance
By Anantacarya dasa - 24.10 2017 Srila Prabhupada’s Last Five Days. This document is a report of some of the details that occurred during the last five days of Srila Prabhupada’s presence with us in Vrndavan, India. It is a diary which was written everyday in Vrndavan at that...Read more...
Sri Rasikananda deva Goswami – Appearance
By editor - 23.10 2017 Sri Rasikananda Deva appeared in this world in 1590 A.D. (Sakabda 1512), on the first day of the bright fortnight of the month of Kartik. His father was Sri Achyuta Deva, the king of Rohini. The village of Rohini was situated within the country known as Mallabhumi,...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada writes about the observance of Diwali
By editor - 23.10 2017 DIWALI FESTIVAL: 10th October. 1968, (Letter from Srila Prabhupada to Hamsadutta dasa written from Seattle., Letters book Vol 1. p.549.) Diwali ceremony can be observed in the temple by illuminating 100’s of candles, indifferent parts of the temple, and...Read more...
Meaning and Reasons for Diwali Celebrations
Compiled by Mother Gandhari dasi – Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Bhakti Yoga Instructor - 23.102017 Diwali comes from the word Dipavali which has two words dipa means light and avali means carrier. Therefore Dipa or Diya (1) signifies ‘coming to light’. In the Vedic Literature it...Read more...
Calling on the Name of the Lord in the Bible
Pandava Vijaya Das, expanded by bh. Jan - 20.10 2017 Acts 2:21 And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 9:14,21 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call upon Your name. And all who heard him were amazed and said, Is...Read more...
WHEN VEDAS ARE MISINTERPRETED
By editor - 20.10 2017  Religious zealots force twisted interpretations to suit their selfish propaganda A religious zealot, famed for his so-called knowledge of the Vedas, quotes Yajur Veda (32.3) to prove that God has no form. Whether God has a form or not according to Vedic scriptures...Read more...
SPIRITUAL LESSONS FROM INDIAN POLITICS?
By editor - 20.10 2017 As the Delhi election results are out, media is serving out lots of analysis on what went wrong or right for whom? Everyone’s an expert on political issues, as reader’s comments on election news would reveal. As I saw the fortunes swing for AAP, with the...Read more...
FOUR THEORIES ON GOD’S EXISTENCE
By editor - 19.10 2017 There are shocking contrasts in this world; the reality of some swimming in opulence is incongruent with many others drowning in deprivation. No wonder people are confused about God’s existence. Over the centuries, four popular theories have developed on God....Read more...
Krishna-kripa remembers Sadaputa
By Prishni devi dasi - 19.10 2017 Krishna-kripa Prabhu Remembers Sadaputa Prabhu at the San Diego and Alachua Bhaktivedanta Insitute Krishna-kripa dasa is known for his blissful engagement traversing the planet singing the glories of the Holy Name. But three decades ago he began what...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada's Books and Purports
By editor - 18.10 2017 Books of Srila Prabhupada contain distilled knowledge from commentaries (usually called tikas or bhasyas) of previous Vaisnava acaryas. This makes them unique source of realized knowledge. To know the history and the way how they become manifested means to better...Read more...
THOU SHALT NOT KILL!
By editor - 18.10 2017 Meditations on Journey - Autobiography of an American Swami On entering India, Richard found everything excitingly new, yet very familiar. On the very first day Richard was exposed to a variety of experiences. He saw a multitude of people gathered at the...Read more...
Compassion – Wealth of Divine beings
By editor - 18.10 2017 If we understand the underlying cause of what we think of as bad in someone, instead of being hateful, we will be compassionate …… The below article is an answer to the Open Book Exam (Canto 6.1-9) to the question: Parikshit was compassionate to...Read more...
REALIZATIONS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
By editor - 17.10 2017   Vedic perspective on current affairs, Devahuti said: “I am very sick of the disturbance caused by my material senses, for because of this sense disturbance, my Lord, I have fallen into the abyss of ignorance” – Srimad Bhagavatam (3.25.7) When...Read more...
MAJESTIC HIMALAYAS THE SHELTER FOR A SEEKER
By editor - 17.10 2017 Meditations on The Journey Home – Lesson from Chapter 2 Inspirations from The Journey Home ‐ Autobiography of an American Swami’ Richard’s first sight of the Himalayan foothills exhilarated him beyond imagination. The foothills...Read more...
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