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Worlds of Magic, Worlds of Truth
By Nikunja Vilasini Devi Dasi - 10.10 2017 From Back to Godhead The Vedic literature reveals a real world beyond our experience and beyond our imagination. Extra-terrestrial and mythical creatures have invaded our world, along with gods and superheroes, gnomes and fairies, dwarves and...Read more...
Rebirth According to the Bhagavad gītā
Ithamar Theodor - 9.10 2017 Rebirth According to the Bhagavad gītā; Epistemology, Ontology and Ethics This paper is engaged with the topic of reincarnation in the Bhagavad gītā, better termed “rebirth”. It first looks into the epistemological aspects of rebirth,...Read more...
Sri Gauranga Samaj-The Society of Sri Gauranga
By editor - 6.10 2017 By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Srila-Bhaktivinoda-Thakura Only those who have faith in Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu are part of His society After thorough deliberation we have concluded that mankind will greatly benefit through Sri Gauranga Samaja, the society of...Read more...
Controller of the Uncontrollable
By Sri Vrindavan das - 6.10 2017 Sri Yoga Hayagriva (Sri Aniruddha Amsa) The greatest challenge in performing Sadhana Bhakti is our attempt to serve the Lord with only the cognizance of Him being an almighty God. The immense distance between us and the Lord during the clearing process (...Read more...
Best activity and best vrata for Kartik
By editor - 6.10 2017 Kartika month is the most important month in our calendar, as it is very dear to Sri Sri Radha-Madhava. Just as there is no yuga equal to Satya-yuga, no scripture equal to the Vedas, and no place of pilgrimage equal to the Ganges, so there is no month equal to...Read more...
Charles Darwin’s theory
By David Berlinski - 5.10 2017 Intelligent design can’t be dismissed from a scientific perspective The defense of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution has now fallen into the hands of biologists who believe in suppressing criticism when possible and ignoring it when not. It...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 29
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.10 2017 Kantha Embroidery – Central Lotus A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Thus far in our study of the lotus as design motif, we've touched upon the lotus' association with Sri Krsna and Lord Jagannath, its use as...Read more...
Initiation Into Spiritual Life
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.10 2017 Written by HDG Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati in December, 1928, and published in The Harmonist (Sree Sajjanatoshani). The ceremony of diksha or initiation is that by which the spiritual Preceptor admits one to the status of a neophyte on the path of spiritual...Read more...
Touch of the Brajabasi: The Musician
Mahavishnu Dasa - 4.10 2017 Bhakti lata dasi: In Vrindavan, I had a policy: don’t give to beggars. I envisioned that if I gave to one, I would be swarmed with beggars from the entire street demanding their share.  So I just didn’t give. I had lived in Vrindavan for...Read more...
Madana-Mohana, the First Krishna Deity in ISKCON
By Satyaraja Dasa - 4.10 2017 Two of Srila Prabhupada's early disciples discover Krishna while shopping for bells in New York City. When Srila Prabhupada arrived in New York City in September 1965, he felt deep separation from Vrindavan and the major deities there — ...Read more...
Natural Disasters: Where is God in All of This?
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 4.10 2017 As we look around the world, or watch and read the news, practically everywhere is affected by some kind of natural disaster. Floods are displacing millions of people, forest fires are destroying thousands of acres and burning out of...Read more...
Manu-samhita (Manu-smrti) overview
By editor - 3.10 2017 description: dharma-sastra (describes duties of varnas and asramas) author: Svayambhuva Manu (Manavacarya), later other Manus added changes (SB 4.28.31 p., 7.8.48, 8.14.5). relevance to Vaisnavas: indirect (Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu contains the essence of Manu-samhita...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 28
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.1 2017 Baha'i Lotus Temple - Santiago, Chile  A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. In our last segment, we presented three unique lotus-shaped temples in India. One of these was the famed Lotus Temple of Delhi, erected by...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 28
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.10 2017 Balinese Temple Padmasana A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. In our last segment of this series, we were discussing the lotus as a pedestal, or padmasanaupon which divine beings or objects are seated. As we...Read more...
What You Live You Give
By Mahatma das - 3.10 2017 Yamuna devi said in an interview on the film, Women of Bhakti, “When you live bhakti, you give bhakti.” It’s true. What you live is what you give. I once attended a workshop facilitation training in which we were taught that many people will...Read more...
The Magic Of Gratitude
By Sacinandana Swami - 2.10 2017 The sanksrit word for gratitude is krtajna – which translates literally as “knowing what has been done.” Krishna’s gratefulness Krishna is aware of any service done for Him – whether it is recognized as important like...Read more...
ISKCON participates in inter-religious forum
By editor - 2.10 2017 The inter religious peace and environment forum held on Saturday September 30th 2017, at the Catholic university of East Africa’s main auditorium. The Hare Krishna devotee community from Nairobi was fortunate to attend and an enlightening talk was given by Her...Read more...
The Eternally Limitless and Me
By Abhijit Tolley - 2.10 2017 From Back to Godhead Since my early childhood, I have wondered about the limits of the universe I live in. At night, as the stars twinkled enigmatically overhead with the moon majestically presiding over the celestial assembly, I used to ponder on what lies...Read more...
Sripad Madhvacarya – Appearance
By Jaya Tirtha Caran Dasa - 29.9 2017 “Sripada Madhvacarya took his birth at Udupi, which is situated in the South Kanarada district of South India, just west of Sahyadri. This is the chief city of the South Kanarada province and is near the city of Mangalore, which is situated to the...Read more...
Dussehra Glories Of Lord Ramachandra
By Radhanath Swami - 29.9 2017 I wish to offer my gratitude to everyone who has so kindly assembled today on this auspicious occasion of Dussehra. Today all over the world there are millions and millions of people celebrating this day. But like most spiritual occasions not so many know why...Read more...
Vedic legitimacy of its ‘brahmin diksha’
By FPJ News Service - 28.9 2017 Ujjain: ISKCON, Brahmin groups at loggerheads over ‘brahmin diksha’ Ujjain: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) responded to the objections raised on the Vedic legitimacy of its ‘brahmin diksha’, by...Read more...
Only the Devotees Can Deliver Krsna to Another Devotee
BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DASA Srila Prabhupada..."Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the property of His pure unconditional devotees, and as such only the devotees can deliver Kṛṣṇa to another devotee; Kṛṣṇa is never obtainable directly. Lord Caitanya therefore designated Himself as gopī-bhartuḥ pada-kamalayor...Read more...
Practice Loving Krsna
By Sridhara Swami From Back to Godhead Through bhakti-yoga we can finally reunite with the person we’ve wanted all along. A lecture given on December 12, 2000, at 26 Second Avenue in New York City, ISKCON’s first temple. WE’LL READ TONIGHT from the Sixth...Read more...
Rising Before the Sun
By Urmila Devi Dasi - 28.9 2017 From Back to Godhead We can learn to love the early-morning hours – the best time for spiritual practices. “No school!” My student’s excitement ripples through his arms, which boast the muscles of early youth. “I...Read more...
Cambodian Vaishnava History At Angkor Wat
By LESLIE HOOK, Wall Street Journal - 27.9 2017 SIEM REAP, Cambodia — This country’s most famous temple may be 900 years old, but the message it sets out to convey is timeless: Angkor Wat is all about glory. The temple is one of hundreds built by kings of the Khmer Empire to...Read more...
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