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FUNCTIONAL FREEDOM
By editor - 24.5 2018   Cholars, artists and folk cried after freedom from time immemorial. Unfortunately, it frequently continues  to be cry only for a simple reason – nobody of them knows what constitutes freedom and what slavery. So  the meaning of the freedom...Read more...
The Adjucative Burden Is On GBC, Not the Swami
BY: BHAKTA TORBEN - 23.5 2018 Garuda dasa, professor Graham Schweig, states in Sampradaya Sun the other day (Commentary on "A Note About the Second Edition"):   "Aren't we really talking about Jayadvaita Brahmacari and later Swami here, who has always been the BBT...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 93
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.5 2018   Lord Brahma and Parrot A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Ellora Today we visit one of the most astonishing temple compounds in Maharashtra, and all of India. Famous worldwide for its amazing...Read more...
Kirtan: Are there rules?
By Rasananda das - 23.5 2018 “How any spiritual activity should be done is understood from three sources: saintly persons, standard scriptures and the spiritual master”. (Srimad Bhagavatam 3.28.4, purport) Proper sankirtan – a phrase used by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta...Read more...
You Bet Your Life
By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi From Back to Godhead For anyone interested in spiritual progress, gambling is more than just a harmless amusement. High’s convenience store is bustling with last-minute shoppers picking up odds and ends for a holiday dinner. Having run out of milk, I...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 92
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.5 2018   Sri Trimbakeswar A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma - Trimurti at Trimbakeshwar In the village of Trimbak, in the Nashik district of Mahrashtra, is the ancient temple of Trimbakeswar. Located 28 km. from...Read more...
Vaishnava Compassion and Srila Prabhupada
By Giriraj Swami - 22.5 2018 Hearing His Holiness Niranjana Swami’s wonderful talk, I felt we were being elevated to the spiritual world. He quoted from Visnujana Maharaja. Visnujana had a program in which he went by boat along the Ganges River, in Bengal, and chanted the holy...Read more...
Message to Iskcon Russia
By Sadhu-priya Das (Iskcon Moscow Temple President) - 21.5 2018 Hon’ble Prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, sends message to Iskcon Russia On 20.05.1988, 30 years ago ISKCON Russia officially got registered in USSR . On a beautiful spring day in 1988, the Council for...Read more...
Essential Technologies For Empowered Management
By Bhakti Tirtha Swami - 21.5 2018 From Back to Godhead The metaphysical technologies listed here are simple yet profound tools that you may want to incorporate into your management style. To reap the greatest benefits from these principles, you can include meditation on these ten...Read more...
Inis Rath Island Revival
Vrsabhanu dasa - 21.5 2018 Inis Rath Island in Northern Ireland was purchased by the Hare Krishna devotees in the mid-eighties and Sri Sri Radha Govinda were installed in 1986 with a big ceremony. The deities have been worshipped for over 30 years and the annual festivals attract many people...Read more...
Gratitude for God’s Gifts
By Giriraj Swami - 21.5 2018 If we are at all aware of how dependent we are on God—for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and our very ability to eat and drink and breathe, to think and feel and will, and to walk, talk, and sense—we will feel grateful and...Read more...
The Odd Story of Egypt’s Haunted Hindu Temple-Palace
By editor - 18.5 2018   As travellers pass the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis, on their way to the Airport in Egypt’s capital they are astounded by the sight of a Hindu temple-like building, that is stuff of legend in the city. Officially called the ‘Le Palais Hindou’,...Read more...
What is essential anyway?
By Niscala Dasi - 18.5 2018 There are many things which we aspire for and even worship, which have no intrinsic value. They have value inasmuch as they are attached to values, and thus can serve perverted or promoting aims. Thus, though they have no value, they have a use. These things which...Read more...
​Too Proud To Hear
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 18.5 2018 So, we think we know it all, do we? We may have earned our Iskcon degrees, or may be senior devotees, and therefore do not have to hear from ‘less qualified’ or junior devotees when they give class. Will senior devotees want to hear from a ‘...Read more...
Significance of attending mangal arati
By Rasananda das - 18.5 2018 Dandavat pranam. Srila Prabhupada jayatah. Below is text of a response I wrote and posted to the Krishna Katha conference on PAMHO in response to the question: “Could someone please post the scriptural significance of performing/attending mangala arati?...Read more...
Who Should Give Bhagavatam Class?
By Vraja Vilasa dasa - 18.5 2018 Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. In response to a few devotees asking me questions on what exactly are the qualifications for giving the Bhagavatam class, I compiled a few quotes for them. I thought it...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 91
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2018 Brahma Temple, Sangam Mahuli   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahma Temple, Sangam Mahuli Today we are visiting the Brahma Temple at Sangam Mahuli. Situated 3 miles east of Satara in the Thane district, the place...Read more...
Sickness A Friend and Teacher
By Vamsi Vihari Dasa - 17.5 2018 From Back to Godhead Though illness may restrict or halt our normal spiritual activities, it can provide spiritual benefits we might not otherwise gain. After seven days of sickness, malarial fever had broken me down to the bones, and loss of appetite and...Read more...
The Monarch of the Months
By editor - 17.5 2018 This year in Sridhama Mayapur between the 16th of May and the 13th of June, the resident devotees will make their way to the temple each evening through the summer heat for an opportunity that only comes once every three years. At the temple, the twilight will...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 90
BY: SUN STAFF Lord Brahma, Sopara   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Sopara Today we head well north of Mangalwedha to the town of Nallasoppara in the Thane district, just inland along the Maharashtra coast, 75 km. north of Mumbai. This...Read more...
King Kulasekhara
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.5 2018 King Kulasekhara at Mannarkovil near Ambasamadhram   King Kulasekhara, who is known as Kulasekhara Alwar, Kulasekhara Varman, or Kulasekhara Nayanar to the Srivaishnavas, was the first king of the late Chera Kingdom. There was no trace of a Chera monarch...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 89
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.5 2018 Lord Brahma, Ambarnath Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Ambarnath Today we visit Ambarnath (Ambaranath), a city in the Thane district, an hour east of Mumbai. Ambarnath is home to an ancient Shiva...Read more...
Tonic to Transcendence
By editor - 16.5 2018 There is a treasure that every devotee must seek. Not only is this treasure to be coveted by a Vaisnava, it is also always sought from a devotee. But what could possibly be desired by those who do not aim for the material? Dr. O.B.L Kapoor narrated a story...Read more...
My First Experience Of Padayatra In India
My First Experience Of Padayatra In India By Abhay Charan Nimai Dasa - 16.5 2018 “If you want to experience the real nectar, then go on padayatra.” One day I met Akhila Dhara Prabhu, a senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada, who told me boldly, “If you want to experience...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 88
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.5 2018   Harihareshwar Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Harihareshwar Three hours south of Mumbai, directly on the coast lies the town of Harihareshwar, in the southern Raigad district of Konkan (South...Read more...
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