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Face to Face with Frustration
By Murari Gupta Dasa - 27.12 2017 From Back to Godhead Not getting what you want? Perhaps that’s good for you. “Please cancel my tickets,” I said to my friend on the phone. “I won’t be able to go.” I hung up the phone and sank down onto my bed, my...Read more...
India Through the Eyes of Europe - Lord Buddha
BY: SUN STAFF In the examples from the European Dasavatara series we have looked at thus far, a number of elements have repeatedly been found that mark a departure from the traditional Indian method of rendering images of the Deities. Throughout the 16th to 18th centuries, Anglo...Read more...
Deep Ecology and Vedic Culture
By Dayananda das - 25.12 2017 The Deep Ecology movement is rooted in the conclusions of Professors Lynn White and Arne Naess. By the late 1960s, Prof White, a historian and university president who had studied the development of technology from medieval times to the present, published...Read more...
Love and Trust or Bureaucracy and Centralization?
by Urmila devi dasi - 25.12 2014   “It is not from any deliberate opposition to the ordained clergy that these observations are made. The original purpose of the established churches of the world may not be always objectionable. But no stable religious arrangement for...Read more...
Article about the Brooklyn Temple
By editor - 25.12 2017 Today’s New York Times Article about the Brooklyn Temple The poet Allen Ginsberg, an early devotee who attended some of the first outreach sessions in New York, told The Times in 1966 that the chanting “brings a state of ecstasy.” Swami Prabhupada...Read more...
THE CHRISTMAS CONTROVERSY
By editor - 22.12 2017        Christmas is a major celebration in the Western world.  It is observed by Christians and non-Christians alike.  While its original purpose was to commemorate the birth of Jesus, it has for many become a secular...Read more...
Yogic Neuroscience
By Dr. David Frawley Yogic Neuroscience: Developing the Soma of the Brain The brain is capable of secreting powerful chemicals that can bring about extraordinary changes in body and mind. While drugs can be used to stimulate or substitute for these, there is much in the brain’s...Read more...
Ayurvedic Oils
By editor - 22.12 2017 The Wonderful Healing and Rejuvenating Power of Ayurvedic Oils Ayurveda has the most sophisticated, complex and powerful herbal and massage oils of any natural healing tradition in the world. In Ayurvedic pharmacology, numerous herbs are specially cooked in an oil...Read more...
Birth Control Myths
By Urmila Devi Dasi - 22.12 2017 From Back to Godhead Proponents of contraception claim it solves many social problems. Are they right? Thirteen-year-old Jenny broke the silence. “Rhoda, I was a birth-control baby.” “Birth-control baby? I never heard of that.”...Read more...
Leaders Like Salt
By Ananta Gauranga Das - 22.12 2017 When Alexander the Great lead his men through the Gedrosian Desert, the loss of life was colossal. He sent phalanxes of his army in search of water. After many hours they came back with just enough to fill a helmet. The parched army handed over the...Read more...
India Through the Eyes of Europe - Churning the Milk Ocean
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.12 2017 Today's engraving is a beautiful pictorial of the Churning of the Milk Ocean. This scene, which is described in chapter eight of Srimad-Bhagavatam, has been rendered in stone, wood and paint by artists around the world over a very long period of time. The...Read more...
“I Am The Most Fallen”
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 21.12 2017 To say, “I am the most fallen!” at an improper time or to an improper audience, and without genuine tears, in a casual way, is probably an imitation. It will likely be an attempt to impress others. There has to be a correct mood for such an...Read more...
What is the Difficulty?
By Mahatma das What is the Difficulty? Some Help with Making New Year’s Resolutions Since the new year is around the corner, it’s natural to talk about new year’s resolutions. You might be thinking about doing something you’ve put off or making some changes for the...Read more...
New Year’s Resolutions
By Giriraj Swami - 21.12 2017 Most resolutions take the form of “do’s”—things I resolve to do—and “don’ts”—things I resolve to not do. And Vedic wisdom tells us that all do’s and don’ts should support one main do—always...Read more...
GLORIES OF MAHARANA PRATAP SINGH
By editor - 20.12 2017 Pratap, eldest of 25 brothers and 29 sisters, was born at Kumbhalgarh [now in Rajsamand District of Rajasthan] to Maharana Udai Singh II and Maharani Javanta Bai Songara . In 1568, during the reign of Udai Singh II, Chittor was conquered by the Mughal emperor Akbar....Read more...
Ayurveda and Vedic Counseling
By editor - 20.12 2017 Ayurveda and Vedic Counseling: What is the Relationship? Ayurvedic Counseling There are two primary models of Ayurvedic practice available. The first is a clinical model aimed at the treatment of disease, much like other primary health care practices and the work...Read more...
Depression and How to Overcome It
By editor - 20.12 2017 Yoga and Ayurveda’s View of Depression and How to Overcome It Depression is becoming epidemic, particularly in the affluent Western world. It is afflicting young and old, rich and poor, educated and uneducated alike. To counter it special anti-depressant...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 18
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.12 2017 Lord Brahma on Gopuram of Tirusulam Nathar Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Tirusulam In Chennai's Tambaram taluk, Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu, is an ancient Shiva temple known as Tirusulam Nathar...Read more...
Is Duty a Four-letter Word?
By Satyaraja Dasa - 20.12 2017 From Back to Godhead The ideas of the Western philosopher Kant come close to the concept of dharma. For some, duty is a dirty word—we want to do what we want to do. Period. To hell with duty. But let’s consider this more seriously: What is duty...Read more...
Lord Siva Attacks Andhaka
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.12 2017 We recently published Lord Shiva's prayer to Lord Nrsimhadeva, from the Garuda Purana, which mentions the Matrgana's, who are eight goddesses produced from the bodies of Vishnu, Shiva and six other transcendental personalities during the killing...Read more...
India Through the Eyes of Europe – Parasurama Avatara
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.12 2017 As discussed in previous articles in this series, the European artists in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries drew, painted and engraved images that were universally known in India, and had been rendered with a high degree of sameness for a very long period...Read more...
India Through the Eyes of Europe – Matsya Avatara
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.12 2017 Many of the images explored in this series were first rendered in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Some of the finest were first drawn and engraved by Bernard Picart, in his book entitled The ceremonies and religious customs of the various...Read more...
Thrilled by the “Hare Krishna!” film
Celebrities and the media along with the public, in India, thrilled by the “Hare Krishna!” film Actress Namitha & Veera in Hare Krishna Documentary Premier Show:     Bhanu Swami interview in PVR Chennai:     Financial Express article:...Read more...
Driving for Krishna
By Danavir Goswami - 18.12 2017   From its early years to present, ISKCON has witnessed droves of devotees leave their bodies while traveling in automobiles. Although devotees don’t drink and drive, many male devotee drivers that I know are virtual terrors behind the wheel. With a...Read more...
The Importance Of Opposition And Life Reverses
By Karnamrita Das - 18.12 2017 In the lives of great persons there is always opposition and apparent road blocks in accomplishing their goals or mission in life. Whether through another person, an accident, their own body or mind, or some natural disturbance, what appears on the surface to...Read more...
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