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Ancient Indian Cookery, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.9 2017 Spice Sellers A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada. Today we'll mention two more ancient texts on Vedic cooking: the Shivatattva Rathnakara and the Bhojana Kuthoohala. Bhojana means '...Read more...
Whom to Worship?
By Gauranga Dasa - 22.9 2017 From Back to Godhead We all worship someone all of us but the question is… One of the principles of worship is at traction. When you are reverentially attracted to someone, you have the desire to establish a relationship with that person, and when the...Read more...
The Sampradaya of Sri Caitanya
By Satyaraj Das and Dr. Deadwyler - 22.9 2017 The question of sampradaya, or the disciplic lineage of spiritual teachers, is the basis of authority for all religious and philosophical teachers and movements arising from the Vedantic traditions. There is no conception of religious...Read more...
Running After Lakshmi
By Gautam Saha - 21.9 2017 Most of the times, we are running after money ( dhan ). Money is what makes the world go round, or so it appears. Many a times, this appears to be true. Money enables us to buy goods and services, food, clothing and other basic necessities of life,...Read more...
Difficulties In Devotion: A Blessing in Disguise?
By Bhaktisiddhanta Swami - 21.9 2017 We can study the example of a topmost Vaisnavi, Queen Kunti-, who prayed for calamity to remember her Lord again and again. Of course, she is the personified zenith of devotional dependence, but we can greatly benefit by trying to at least get a glimpse...Read more...
How to please Goddess Durga during Durga Puja
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 21.9 2017 Candidasa was a devoted worshipper of Goddess Durga while his brother was a pure Vaisnava who would worship Shaligram. Candidasa was rich but his brother was poor. Candidasa had a very big and beautiful garden, he used to offer the flowers from the garden...Read more...
Dialogue With The Devil
By: Anuttama Dasa - 20.9 2017 Dialogue With The Devil - ISKCON and The Anti-Cultists "Past mistakes and remaining prejudices lead some anti-sect folks to consider meeting Hare Krishnas like dialoguing with the devil. Some ISKCON people may feel the same about the anti-sect groups...Read more...
Why We Should Never Eat Grains on Ekadashi
Posted by Bhakti Gaurav Goswami - 20.9 2017 The following informs us as to why we need to avoid grains on Ekadashi days. It is stated in the Padma Purana: bhuyo-bhuyo drdha vani sryatam syata janah na bhoktavyam na bhoktavyam na bhoktavyam harer dine “O human beings, please...Read more...
From the Reservoir of Knowledge
By editor - 20.8 2017 From Back to Godhead Personal Letters from Srila Prabhupada As a genuine spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada takes personal responsibility for the advancement of each of his students in the spiritual life of Krsna consciousness....Read more...
Most Beloved Vegetarian Restaurant
By Nick Rallo - 20.9 2017 Dining Under the Stars at Kalachandji’s, Dallas’ Most Beloved Vegetarian Restaurant You’ll find that time slows. You’ll take slower bites, thoughtful and concerted twirls of stir-fried noodles and heaping forkfuls of saucy tofu. Your mind...Read more...
Ancient Indian Cookery
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2017 Radha in the Kitchen  Kangra/Guler, c. 1810 A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada. The number of sastric texts on the Vedic art of cooking are relatively few in number, and fewer still have been translated into...Read more...
God Proposes, Man Accepts
By Chaitanya Charan Das - 19.9 2017 “Man proposes, God disposes” has been the cause of immense frustration for humanity since time immemorial. The best plans are often foiled forever in a single moment by factors beyond human control. Misery can be said to be the condition in...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 27
 BY: SUN STAFF  A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Today we continue our discussion on the lotus base, or padmasana, a design motif found in the spiritual arts of many Indian religious traditions. Pictured above is an illustration from...Read more...
Exchanges Of Love
By Mohini Radha Devi Dasi - 18.9 2017 From Back to Godhead In the interactions between the Lord and His devotees, both relish the highest happiness. Bhagavad-gita and other scriptures praise Arjuna for his close relationship with Krishna. Arjuna is known for his mood of...Read more...
Walking Monk
By Rachel Norris - 18.9 2017 Walking With Purpose - Bhaktimarga Swami, known as the Walking Monk, passes through Amador Something very special and rare has come to our attention in the last couple of days, and it’s something that will make you walk the walk, literally. Bhaktimarga...Read more...
Hanuman Mandir in Karachi, Pakistan
By Arup Govinda das - 15.9 2017 1500 Year Old Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir in Karachi, Pakistan 1500 years old Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir located at Soldier Bazaar in Karachi is one of the oldest hindu temples in Pakistan. The temple holds special significance for Hindus as it is the only...Read more...
What is the most harmful association in the world?
Damaghosa Dasa - 15.9 2017 A dharmadhvaji is a person who has no actual devotion or renunciation in his heart but makes a show of it externally. He wears the clothes of a devotee to accomplish materialistic ends in a duplicitous manner. There is no worse association in...Read more...
Why kids asking for money is a huge problem
BY VISHAKHA DASI - 15.9 2017 Most anyone who has visited Vrindavan has experienced children approaching them to ask for one or two rupees. Often, parents with a low income are unable to arrange child care while they work, so they send their children out into the streets to sell trinkets...Read more...
The Sweetness of Bhakti
By Subhag Swami - 15.9 2017 Bhaktivinoda Thakur boldly proclaims, ‘sad-anga saranagati hoibe janhara,’ one who follows these six paths of surrender strictly, the result is ‘tahara prarthana sune sri nanda-kumara’. Krsna will respond to our prayer. Why is this so?...Read more...
Preaching Is The Essence
By editor - 15.9 2017 Personal Preaching: Dealings: Understanding – First of all it is very important to understand a person properly, before one starts actually preaching about Krishna Consciousness philosophy to newcomer. Opening the talk – One must open the talk on the...Read more...
Lithuanian Summer Getaway
By: Madhava Smullen - 14.3 2017 800 Devotees Immerse in Krishna at Lithuanian Summer Getaway Dancing and chanting the Holy Name 800 devotees from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia got to immerse themselves in Krishna consciousness in one of the most...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 26
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.9 2017 A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. In our last segment we mentioned the geometric aspects of padmasana, the lotus pedestal upon which Sri Chakram yantra is situated. We'll now begin a comparative look at how the...Read more...
Vaishnava Compassion
By Mayapur-shashi Dasa - 14.9 2017 From Back to Godhead Vaishnava acts of compassion are valuable even when apparently not on the level of transcendence. Pure Vaishnavas care deeply. They feel the suffering of others in the core of their hearts. Their greatest compassionate wish is to...Read more...
Scriptures
By editor - 13.9 2017 In Vedic culture the available body of knowledge comes from the revealed scriptures called Vedas. The word comes from root "vid" (to know, knowledge). The scriptures are mainly of two categories: sruti and smrti. Sruti refers to the four Vedas and they were...Read more...
Vedic Roots of China and Japan
By editor - 13.9 2017 The cultural relations between India and China can be traced back to very early times. There are numerous references to China in Sanskrit texts, but their chronology is sketchy. The Mahabharata refers to China several times, including a reference to presents brought by...Read more...
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