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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...
The Science of Upanishads – Conclusion
By Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 17.10 2017 It is now time for us to conclude. We studied all the eleven most important Upaniṣads belonging to the corpus of spiritual thoughts of India, spanning over many centuries or even millennia. Innumerable studies and interpretations of the Upaniṣads...Read more...
Ancient Indian Cookery, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.10 2017 A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada. Today we return to our discussion of the Supa Sastra, written by King Mangarasa III in 1508 A.D., which deals with the Vedic science of cooking. His six-chapter tome draws...Read more...
Austerity and Pleasure
By Urmila Devi Dasi - 16.10 2017 Austerity and Pleasure: Managing Our Sexuality While Waiting for Transcendence From Back to Godhead Because sexual desire has a spiritual origin, the practices of bhakti-yogacan recover its pure eternal purpose. Bhakti-yoga gives us the key to...Read more...
Being Absorbed in God
By Sri Nandanandana dasa - 16.10 2017 This is actually the goal of any saint, sadhu, holy man, or bhakta, to go through life and perform all of one’s activities while being absorbed in thoughts and awareness of God, like a constant meditation. This is the means of bhakti...Read more...
Bhagavad-gita As It Is 2.8 meters high
By editor - 16.10 2017 BBT to print Bhagavad-gita As It Is 2.8 meters high, 2 meters large and with a weight of 750 kgs A European division of BBT (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust) is in the process of printing the largest sacred text in the world! Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As t Is...Read more...
SUPERFICIAL RITUAL AND SHALLOW RELIGION
By editor - 13.10 2017 At the yoga conference Richard became good friends with Bhikku Vivekananda, a spiritual leader from Thailand, who had thousands of students at his monastery. They attended a lecture of J.Krishnamurthi, a world renowned author and orator. Born in South India in 1895, he...Read more...
IS RELIGION DANGEROUS OR MISUNDERSTOOD?
By editor - 13.10 2017 ‘Religion’ is derived from the Latin word ‘religio’ which means ‘bond together’. This is similar to the Sanskrit word ‘yoga’ which means ‘to connect’. Religion or yoga therefore is meant to help us connect to...Read more...
Youtube Star Inspired After Filming Sankirtan Devotee
By: Madhava Smullen - 13.10 2017 Youtube Star Inspired After Filming Sankirtan Devotee on Book Distribution Madhava Puri and Kevin Wu. A screenshot from the video. Kevin Wu, a Youtube star with over 300 million views on his “KevJumba” channel, has been left feeling...Read more...
Religious Freedom in Danger in Russia
By: Narada Muni Das - 13.10 2017 Religious Freedom in Danger in Russia: A Cause for Concern in Europe The participants of the  panel discussion. Rome - A seminar, held on September 26th, 2017, in Italy’s House of Parliament, at the Sala del Refettorio, and organized...Read more...
Ancient Indian Cookery, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.10 2017 Woman grinding wheat at chakki A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada. Wheat is one of the oldest crops cultivated in India. Historical records show that it was introduced in India at least four thousand years ago,...Read more...
The Chief Minister Visits ISKCON Ujjain
By Bimal Krishna Das - 13.10 2017 The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Visits ISKCON Ujjain The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Shivraj Singh Chauhan, visited ISKCON Ujjain on 6th October. He was greeted by a large group of devotees chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. As he stepped...Read more...
The Appearance of Radha-kund
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.10 2017 Krsna defeats Aristasura  Bhagavata Purana, Mewar, c. 1680  The Appearance of Radha-kund, Snana Dana Bahulastami, is observed on October 11th. After killing a bull-demon named Aristasura, Krishna approached Radharani to engage in loving affairs....Read more...
Ancient Indian Cookery, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.10 2017 Panihati Rice Bowls, Sridham Mayapur A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada. Just as cookery manuscripts like Shivaratnakara describe the optimal layout of a proper Vedic kitchen, each tool and utensil having...Read more...
The glories of Sri Giriraja
By editor - 12.10 2017 Sri Garga Samhita, Canto Three, Chapter One The Worship of Sri Giriraj (Sri Giriraj-puja-vidhi) Text 1 Sri Bahulasva asked Narada: Why did Lord Krishna lift Govardhan Hill as a child playfully lifts a mushroom. Text 2 O best of sages, please tell that...Read more...
Flying Ships
Ancient Indian Books Reveal Flying Ships Visited Earth 6,000 Years Ago By  AnonHQ - 11.10 2017 (Truth Theory) There are many common myths and legends that mention remarkable flying machines and how ancient people travelled great distances through the air. According to ancient...Read more...
Ancient Indian Cookery, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.10 2017 A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada. Today we return our focus to the Supa Sastra, a treatise on Vedic cookery written by King Mangarasa III in 1508 A.D. Like other principal Ayurvedic texts, this Kannada...Read more...
Meditation on Damodarastakam
By Lokanath Swami - 11.10 2017 The auspiciousness of the month of Kartik Srila Prabhupada and Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu declare this month to be the best. In 1972, considering the importance of this month Srila Prabhupada put all his engagements and travel plans aside to spend this...Read more...
History of Kirtan in ISKCON
By Candramauli Swami - 11.10 2017 History of Kirtan in ISKCON – Presentation at the 2017 European Leaders Meeting Doing research into how kirtan has evolved in our society from the very beginning, with styles, instruments, singing, arrangements in and outside of temples, street...Read more...
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