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History and Rationale of the “No Objection” Procedure
Author: Praghosa das - 12.2  2018   Introduction The aim of this paper is to present how the “No Objection” procedure, the mechanism the GBC has established to encourage devotees to serve as diksa-gurus in ISKCON, is not contrary to Gaudiya Vaisnava siddhanta. We...Read more...
ISKCON Brooklyn temple saga
GBC Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Banning of Congregants by Brooklyn Temple Board By: GBC Attorney Guru Gauranga Das (ACBSP) for ISKCON News - 9.2 2018 On January 19, 2018, an emergency hearing was held in New York Supreme Court for Kings County on an application for...Read more...
International Seminar on Vedanta
By Hari Narayana Das - 9.2 2018 International Seminar on Vedanta and Science, Kendari, Indonesia Sulawesi is one of the main islands of Indonesia and Kendari is the capital city of South East Sulawesi. We took a flight from Bali to Makassar for a transit of about two hours then...Read more...
Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana, Part Nine
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.2 2018 Preparations for Rama's Coronation  Pahari   Serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana.   VERSIONS OF RAMAYANA Depending on the methods of counting, as many as three hundred versions of the epic Ramayana are known to...Read more...
Vijaya Ekadasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.2 2018 The glories of Phalguna-krsna Ekadasi, or Vijaya Ekadasi, from the Skanda Purana, observed on February 10th in Los Angeles, 11th in Mayapur. Yudhisthira Maharaj said, "Oh Lord Sri Krishna, O glorious son of Vasudeva, please be merciful to me and describe the...Read more...
Integral Healing and Integrative Medicine
By Dr David Frawley - 7.2 2018 Integrative medicine is one of the most important and dynamic new movements in modern health care that is rapidly becoming accepted throughout the world. Integrative medicine seeks to integrate traditional and complementary healing approaches along with...Read more...
The Rishi as the Vedic Model of Leadership
By Dr David Frawley - 7.2 2018 The Vedic Model of Leadership is first of all that of the Rishi or seer. The Rishi is a visionary, connected to the conscious forces of the universe, in harmony with nature’s intelligence, and living a life of dharmic values. Vedic mantras,...Read more...
Interview of Ambarisa Prabhu in Newspaper
By editor - 7.2 2018 Subroto Das: Please find below the link of interview of HG Ambarisa Das Prabhu in Telegraph all editions on the eve of Grand installation of Chakras on TOVP.   The gold-plated steel wheel and the Temple of Vedic Planetarium under construction; Alfred Ford at...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 42
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.2 2018 Lord Brahma at Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Thiruppathur A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Bramhapureeshwarar Temple, Thirupattur One of the temples that is seldom mentioned on the list of India's few Brahmadev temples...Read more...
Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana, Part Eight
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.2 2018 Lakshamana Cuts Surpanaka's Nose Gupta period Serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana. TULSI-KRITA RAMAYANA In 1576 A.D., Valmiki's Ramayana inspired the poet Tulsidas to write his famous Sri Ramacharit Manas, an...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 41
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.2 2018   Lord Brahma and Saraswati at Uttamarkoil A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Uttamarkoil A few kilometers from the town of Trichy (Tiruchirapalli) in Tamil Nadu is Uttamarkoil Temple, one of the 108 Divya...Read more...
Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana, Part Seven
BY: SUN STAFF Serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana. ADHYATMA RAMAYANA Adhyatma Ramayana, literally the "Spiritual Ramayana", is a medieval Sanskrit text extolling the spiritualism in the story of Ramayana. It is embedded in the latter portion of the...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 40
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.2 2018   Kulithalai Temple Gopuram Entrance A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Kulithalai Kulithalai is a village that lies between Karur and Trichi, about 35 km. from each. Kulithali is home to the Kadambar Temple...Read more...
Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana, Part Six
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.2 2018 Serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana. BHAVARTHA RAMAYANA In the 16th Century, Maharashtra poet Eknath wrote his poetic version of Sri Ramayana. Known as the Bhavartha Ramayana, it was not the first Marathi version. Reference is also...Read more...
Why Only Krishna Prasadam?
By Shilpy Malhotra - 5.2 2018 The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word “prasadam” is mercy. So when we say “Krishna prasadam” we are referring to Krishna’s mercy. Krishna is the owner of everything & we can do nothing without his mercy. We can take the...Read more...
Understanding ISKCON’s Lines of Authority
By Badrinarayan Swami - 5.2 2018 Please find below the final, official version of the Understanding ISKCON’s Lines of Authority paper. The themes of this paper were approved at the GBC AGM in Mayapur February 2012. This final version has taken into consideration all comments received...Read more...
Vedic Yoga, the Oldest Form of Yoga
By Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 2.2 2018 Note: “Vedic Yoga” is the main term used by David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) for his yogic approach based upon the Vedas, but it is a broad term, as vast as the Vedas and can refer to any sincere yogic...Read more...
Remaining a Devotee Despite Obstacles
By Karnamrita dasa - 2.2 2018 I received an email from someone who wanted to hear about my struggles as a devotee and how I have gotten through them, since he finds himself struggling with his chanting and feeling allured by the material world. Though I think most of the readers here are...Read more...
Sanskritization: A New Model of Language Development
  By David Frawley - 1.2 2018 (From the Rig Veda and the History of India, Aditya Prakshan 2001)   The Current Indo-European Model: The Migration of the Proto-Indo-Europeans The primary model used today for explaining the close relationships that exist between Indo-...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 39
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.2 2018   Arulmighu Amravaneswarar Temple Entrance A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Tirumandurai After several opening segments on Tamil Nadu Brahma temples that contained a wealth of information on historical...Read more...
Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana, Part Five
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.2 2018 Akal-Bodhan of Rama descripted in Krittivasi Ramayan  Painting by Surjo Roy Serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana. KRITTIVASI RAMAYANA The Krittivasi Ramayan was composed by the 15th Century Bengali poet, Krittibas Ojha. This...Read more...
Respect for Individuality
By Urmila Devi Dasi - 1.2 2018 From ICJ Vol 6, No 2 The individuality of the self is a central teaching in Vaisnava philosophy, but what is our practical understanding of this term? Individuality is present in all living beings on both a material and a spiritual level. This article...Read more...
Protest and Reconciliation
Protest and Reconciliation: In the Footsteps of a 15th Century Freedom Fighter By: Purushottam Kumar - 31.1 2018   Tens and thousands of people were out on the streets in the night carrying torches in their hands ready to be part of an extraordinary movement. If they remain...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 38
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.1 2018   Goddess Saraswati, Kuthanoor Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Saraswati and Lord Brahma at Kuthanoor It should come as no surprise that we find many reports that Saraswati temples in India are rare, and "...Read more...
Nityananda Trayodasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.1 2018 January 29th is the observance of the glorious Appearance Day of Lord Nityananda. "Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the Lord of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, appeared in the village of Ekacakra. His father was a brahmana named Hadai Pandita and his mother was Srimati...Read more...
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