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50 Muslim saints who wrote about Shri Krishna
By editor - 14.12 2017 50 Muslim saints who wrote about Shri Krishna will feature in memorial park Amir Khusro with his pir (guru), Nizamuddin (P.C. National Museum, Delhi) One of Braj’s great Muslim-born poet-saints, Raskhan Fifty Muslim saints who wrote about Shri Krishna and...Read more...
UNESCO gives official status to Kumbh Mela
By editor - 13.12 2017 Kumbh Mela has now joined UNESCO’s list of “Intangible cultural heritage”. PM Modi has applauded the move saying that it is a well deserved recognition for this iconic festival. The Kumbh Mela happens in a different place every 4 years, in a 12 year...Read more...
Sale of Hare Krishna Temple
By Jayadvaita Swami (ACBSP) and Guru Gauranga Das (ACBSP) New York Attorney General Urges Supreme Court to Reject Pending Petition for Sale of Hare Krishna Temple in Brooklyn New York Supreme Court for Kings County Room 525 was filled with Krishna devotees opposing a petition seeking...Read more...
We’re All in Maya
By Nagaraja Dasa - 12.12 2017 From Back to Godhead In the Bhagavad-gita (7.14) Lord Krishna refers to maya, the deluding material energy, as mama maya: “My maya.” We Vaishnavas accept His word on this, with profound philosophical implications. The chief philosophical...Read more...
What Attracts Me to Krsna?
By Ranacora Dasa - 12.12 2017 From Back to Godhead An answer to the question:  “Why is a good Christian like you worshiping a Hindu god?” People often ask me why I changed my faith from Christianity to worship of Krsna. They ask what made me give up Christianity. I am...Read more...
Increase Our Attraction To Sri Krishna
By Sacinandana Swami - 12.12 2017 Two Essential Keys To Increase Our Attraction To Sri Krishna Our greatest problem is that we have turned away from Krishna. This one action has turned into our existential dilemma. We are lost servants. But strangely we think, at least unconsciously, that...Read more...
Saphala Ekadasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.12 2017 Saphala Ekadasi or Pausha-krshna Ekadasi, from the Bhavishya-uttara Purana, observed on December 13th (LA/Mayapur). Yudhisthira Maharaj said, "O my Dear Lord Sri Krishna, what is the name of that Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of...Read more...
Is Kali really the culprit?
By Radheshyam Das - 11.12 2017 If Parikshit maharaja had killed Kali instead of forgiving him, we wouldn’t be suffering the effects of Kali now.’ Isn’t this a sensible argument? Let’s analyze… Problems in Kali yuga: Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali yugas with...Read more...
Krishna and Christ: Are they same or different?
By Purushottam Kumar - 11.12 2017 While being crucified, Jesus cried. But he did not cry for himself, instead he cried for those who were committing the gravest sin. Jesus was continuously praying to God to forgive those who were menacingly torturing and trying to kill him. Jesus, the son of...Read more...
Bhagavata-Bhakta Christ
By editor - 11.12 2017 Dear Devotee,   Since Christmas is just a few days away, I thought it would be appropriate and enlightening to look at Prabhupada’s views on Christmas and Christ.   May you always think of Krsna,   Mahatma Das Prabhupada didn’t see...Read more...
Devotee Bodybuilder Raises Consciousness
By: Madhava Smullen - 8.12 2017 Nimai bonds with a calf at New Talavan It’s not every day that you can say you went to hear a vegan Hare Krishna bodybuilder speak, but that’s exactly what students at the University of Southern California got to experience on November 13th...Read more...
Double Blessings for Christmas
By Mahatma Das - 8.12 2017 If I wrote an article telling you how to double your money in ten days, would you be interested? Of course you would. Well if I knew how I’d tell you. But I don’t, so sorry. But I can tell you something better. I can tell you how to double your...Read more...
Reflections on the Forest Fires
By Giriraj Swami - 7.12 2017 Terrible forest fires have been raging around Ventura and Ojai, California, devastating homes and everything else on their way. I recalled Srila Prabhupada’s discussion of the first verse of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura’s Sri Gurv-astaka...Read more...
Amazing insights from Bhaktisiddanta Sarasvati Thakura
By editor - 7.12 2017 Amazing insights from Bhaktisiddanta Sarasvati Thakura’s conversations and discourses Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura: From a conversation with Mr. N. Bardaloi on October 8, 1928: “Mahaprabhu revealed the welfare system of the Srimad-Bhagavatam:...Read more...
Quotes from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
By editor - 6.12 2017 1. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s instructions in Sikastakam, “param vijayate Sri-Krishna -Sankirtanam” is the only motto of the Gaudiya math. 2. The Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna is the only enjoyer. Everyone and everything else is the object...Read more...
The Essential Principles Of Lord Gauranga’s Kirtan
By Sacinandana Swami - 6.12 2017 There is one foundational principle of the Bhagavata philosophy, which is enacted and taught practically by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu during His earthly pastimes. By understanding it you will be able to live and apply what Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu had come to...Read more...
Response to Allegations
By editor - 6.12 2017 Dear Devotees, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Many years ago, a relatively small group of devotees claimed that some of Srila Prabhupada’s devoted servants had poisoned their beloved guru and caused his disappearance from...Read more...
Hare Krsna maha-mantra
By Palaka das (ACBSP) - 6.12 2017 Are there are any “o”‘s anywhere in the Hare Krsna maha-mantra? SRILA PRABHUPADA DID NOT WANT HIS FOLLOWERS TO CHANT HARE RAMO Believe it or not, there are no “O”‘s anywhere in the Hare Krsna maha-mantra despite what...Read more...
Indian Shastras and Scriptures in the Field of Science
By Adarsh M. Kalla - 5.12 2017 Shastra is a broad term and include any book which has codes and conduct given by God. Shastras include Vedas, Puranas and Upanishads. The term Veda means knowledge and in ancient India all science were believed to be derived from and based on Vedas. Vedas...Read more...
HDG Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.12 2017 The Disappearance Day of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur is observed on December 6th. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura appeared in Purusottam Ksetra, Jagannatha Puri, Orissa, on February 6, 1874. He was born in the family home next...Read more...
Upanishads and Quran – A Brief Comparative Study
By Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 4.12 2017 In India ignorance and brutality have been the prime tools in the hands of fanatics for effecting religious conversions; brutality was mainly resorted to by Muslim aggressors of both foreign and indigenous origins. Conversion was an integral part of...Read more...
Dazzling Mystical Lights and the Astral Plane
By Swami Sivananda - 4.12 2017   Sometimes, during meditation, you will get very powerful and dazzling lights, bigger than the sun. They are white in color. In the beginning, they come and disappear quickly. Later on, they are steady and they become fixed for ten to fifteen minutes...Read more...
Has Society lost faith in faith?
By editor - 4.12 2017 “Has Society lost faith in faith? Does it have meaning in the modern world?” In November 2017, Radhanath Swami was invited to debate at the worlds oldest, and arguably most prestigious debating society, the Cambridge Union. The topic was “Have we...Read more...
Gita Jayanti celebrations in Vrndavana
By editor - 4.12 2017   Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. This November 30th, our Vrndavan Krishna Balarama Mandir celebrated its 18th Annual Recitation of the Sanskrit verses of the Gita Mahatmya and the entire Bhagavad Gita in the...Read more...
Observing Secular Holidays
By Urmila Devi Dasi - 1.12 2017 The year is full of holidays and special events unrelated to spiritual life. Even in India, where Janmashtami, the anniversary of Krishna’s divine birth, is a general festival, many other days are dedicated to the country or some ordinary, materialistic...Read more...
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