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Grammy Academy Award for Havi das
By editor - 20.11 2017 Havi das (Ilan Chester), a disciple of Srila Prabhupada received recently a Grammy Award in Las Vegas for his extraordinary musical career as a musician, singer and composer. Millions of people attended or watched the ceremony while Havi das took the opportunity to...Read more...
Addiction and the Digital Age
By editor - 17.11 2017 Addiction and the Digital Age – The Need for Higher Consciousness There has been a strong natural healing movement in the world over recent decades. The many natural health practitioners and easy availability of herbs and natural foods indicate this. However,...Read more...
The Buddha and Caste
 By Koenraad Elst - 16.11 2017 Indians and Westerners who know Buddhism through Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and other modern pamphlet literature, sometimes believe that the Buddha started a movement of social reform, mobilizing against caste and recruiting among low-caste people. As...Read more...
Vedic Origins of Yoga
By Dr. David Frawley - 16.11 2017 Vedic Origins of Yoga: Shvetasvatara, the Vedic Yoga Upanishad The Shvetashvatara Upanishad goes back to specific Vedic verses for explaining the practices of Yoga. In order to provide a better sense of how the Vedic Yoga relates to later classical...Read more...
Chanting for Liberation
By Srila Prabhupada and John Lennon - 16.11 2017 A conversation about the Hare Krsna mantra between Srila Prabhupada and John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and George Harrison Montreal Star, June, 1969: Reporter: Where do you get your strength? John Lennon: From Hare Krsna. Yoko: That’s...Read more...
How to keep one’s relationship with Vrindavana
By HH Kadamba Kanana Swami - 16.11 2017   1.) First let us analyze what our relationship is with Vrndavana and then see how we can develop it. Lord Caitanya explained that these are the five most important aspects in devotional service, which if even a little bit performed, can...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.11 2017 Brahma Temple at Carambolin  Reprise of a serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Although Lord Brahma is one of the most elevated transcendental personalities, being the first jiva-tatta born from the lotus flower of Garbhodakasayi...Read more...
Preaching Mistakes
By Mahatma Das - 14.11 2017 Preaching Mistakes I Have Made or Have Seen Other’s Make The following is a list of (what I consider to be) mistakes that either I have made or have seen other devotees make while preaching. By preaching I mean helping a person come closer to Krsna. So...Read more...
​Monologue
By Shii and Nel - 14.11 2017 I learned how to chant in Krishna last night. So I guess I can say that I am a mild member of the religion. I wrote this, I’m not sure if it’s a monologue or what, just to get my thoughts out, based on not only how I was led to His wisdom and away...Read more...
How to be an Ideal Husband
By H.H. Radhanath Swami - 13.11 2017 Narada Muni the great acharya has previously explained to Maharaja Yudhisthira, the story of Prahlada Maharaja who is the perfect example of devotional service. Prahlada Maharaja remained faithful to the words of his spiritual master even in the face of...Read more...
The Divinity of Sri Caitanya
Answers by HH Romapada Swami - 13.11 2017 Question:  I’m having difficulty understanding the divinity of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Within Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 11, there seems ample opportunity to reveal his name directly as an avatar. The idea that people in the age Kali...Read more...
Loving relationships with devotees
By Varshana Swami - 18.11 2017   Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.12.15 Speaker: HH Varshana Swami Location: ISKCON New Vrindaban agnau gurav atmani ca sarva-bhutesv adhoksajam bhutaih sva-dhamabhih pasyed apravistam pravistavat TRANSLATION: One should realize that in the fire, in...Read more...
MOVIE SPELLS
By editor - 10.11 2017 A Reality Check Saying “no” to negative influences and “yes” to spiritual experiences. “Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.” Alfred Hitchcock (...Read more...
THE EMPTY ENVELOPE
By editor - 10.11 2017 Making sense of Vedic Rituals Are traditional rituals mere acts of blind faith, or are there scientific reasons behind following them? An envelope protects and carries something valuable. It is the inner content of the envelope that’s actually precious....Read more...
What is new in the world of forbidden archeology
By editor - 10.11 2017 Video Michael Vara is joined by Michael Cremo who is a member of the History of Science Society, the World Archeological Congress, the Philosophy of Science Association, the European Association of Archaeologists and a research associate in history and philosophy...Read more...
The Alwars – those who are immersed in love of God
By editor - 9.11 2017   The Tamil word alwar means one who is immersed in love of God or one who has become mad in love of God and, therefore, the twelve great saints of Sri Vaishnava order are called alwars. The spontaneous and intense love for God distinguishes the alwars...Read more...
The three states of devotion of the mudal-alwars
By editor - 9.11 2017   Being exalted devotees, the mudal-alwars were very grateful to the Lord for revealing Himself to them, out of His causeless mercy. Having thus fulfilled the purpose of their lives, they had overcome the cravings for all sorts of material desires, prayed the...Read more...
Feasting with the Family Dog, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.11 2017 San Francisco Ratha Yatra, July 27, 1969 Bhaktivedanta Book Trust   ISKCON's early Ratha Yatra history. The Family Dog auditorium where Srila Prabhupada spoke on July 27, 1969 following the San Francisco Ratha Yatra was situated on the ocean, at 660...Read more...
Proper Goal
 BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS  - 9.11 2017 On another newspaper, there was a very interesting and complete article about congregational preaching. And about the fact that, originally, at Lord Caitanya's time, the spreading of Krsna Consciousness was already supposed to happen more...Read more...
Power Does Not Corrupt the Divine
By Rukmini Devi Dasi - 8.11 2017 “The throne is yours, Bharatha. All yours.” The words dripped from Kaikeyi’s lips like sweet poison, enchanting yet deadly. She held the world in her hands and was handing it to him, gift-wrapped. Only a fool would walk away. Did it matter...Read more...
The Influence of Holy Places
By Giriraj Swami - 8.11 2017 In the first verse of the Bhagavad-gita, the low-minded king Dhrtarastra asks his secretary, “O Sanjaya, after my sons and the sons of Pandu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kuruksetra, desiring to fight, what did they do?” Kim...Read more...
Congregational preaching
By Jayapataka Swami - 8.11 2017 Srila Prabhupada was given the whole world as his frontier for preaching. He wanted to fulfill Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s prediction that His holy name would be spread all over the world. Prithivite ache yata nagaradi grama / sarvatra pracara haibe...Read more...
Plant, Plant, Plant
By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi - 8.11 2017 “Everyone was sitting in the terminal where Srila Prabhupada was speaking. I walked up to Srila Prabhupada with the big bunch of strawberry bananas. Srila Prabhupada’s eyes opened very wide and said, “These are our bananas?”...Read more...
Trees – A Beautiful Gift of Nature
Posted by Adarsh M. Kalla - 7.11 2017 Since from Vedic times India is known for its rich nature resources, it was covered with thick forest were our civilization was born and acquired its distinct character. Our people instinctively used natural resources in a way that was favorable to...Read more...
Feasting with the Family Dog
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.11 2017 1969 San Francisco Ratha Yatra Poster ISKCON's early Ratha Yatra history. While Srila Prabhupada often referred to eating like dogs, on one occasion in 1969, the 'family dog' was actually enjoying Krsna prasadam. Pictured above is a rare...Read more...
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