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SUPERFICIAL RITUAL AND SHALLOW RELIGION
By editor - 13.10 2017 At the yoga conference Richard became good friends with Bhikku Vivekananda, a spiritual leader from Thailand, who had thousands of students at his monastery. They attended a lecture of J.Krishnamurthi, a world renowned author and orator. Born in South India in 1895, he...Read more...
IS RELIGION DANGEROUS OR MISUNDERSTOOD?
By editor - 13.10 2017 ‘Religion’ is derived from the Latin word ‘religio’ which means ‘bond together’. This is similar to the Sanskrit word ‘yoga’ which means ‘to connect’. Religion or yoga therefore is meant to help us connect to...Read more...
Youtube Star Inspired After Filming Sankirtan Devotee
By: Madhava Smullen - 13.10 2017 Youtube Star Inspired After Filming Sankirtan Devotee on Book Distribution Madhava Puri and Kevin Wu. A screenshot from the video. Kevin Wu, a Youtube star with over 300 million views on his “KevJumba” channel, has been left feeling...Read more...
Religious Freedom in Danger in Russia
By: Narada Muni Das - 13.10 2017 Religious Freedom in Danger in Russia: A Cause for Concern in Europe The participants of the  panel discussion. Rome - A seminar, held on September 26th, 2017, in Italy’s House of Parliament, at the Sala del Refettorio, and organized...Read more...
Ancient Indian Cookery, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.10 2017 Woman grinding wheat at chakki A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada. Wheat is one of the oldest crops cultivated in India. Historical records show that it was introduced in India at least four thousand years ago,...Read more...
The Chief Minister Visits ISKCON Ujjain
By Bimal Krishna Das - 13.10 2017 The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Visits ISKCON Ujjain The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Shivraj Singh Chauhan, visited ISKCON Ujjain on 6th October. He was greeted by a large group of devotees chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. As he stepped...Read more...
The Appearance of Radha-kund
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.10 2017 Krsna defeats Aristasura  Bhagavata Purana, Mewar, c. 1680  The Appearance of Radha-kund, Snana Dana Bahulastami, is observed on October 11th. After killing a bull-demon named Aristasura, Krishna approached Radharani to engage in loving affairs....Read more...
Ancient Indian Cookery, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.10 2017 Panihati Rice Bowls, Sridham Mayapur A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada. Just as cookery manuscripts like Shivaratnakara describe the optimal layout of a proper Vedic kitchen, each tool and utensil having...Read more...
The glories of Sri Giriraja
By editor - 12.10 2017 Sri Garga Samhita, Canto Three, Chapter One The Worship of Sri Giriraj (Sri Giriraj-puja-vidhi) Text 1 Sri Bahulasva asked Narada: Why did Lord Krishna lift Govardhan Hill as a child playfully lifts a mushroom. Text 2 O best of sages, please tell that...Read more...
Flying Ships
Ancient Indian Books Reveal Flying Ships Visited Earth 6,000 Years Ago By  AnonHQ - 11.10 2017 (Truth Theory) There are many common myths and legends that mention remarkable flying machines and how ancient people travelled great distances through the air. According to ancient...Read more...
Ancient Indian Cookery, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.10 2017 A study of ancient texts on Vedic cookery and foodstuffs, in Sanskrit and Kannada. Today we return our focus to the Supa Sastra, a treatise on Vedic cookery written by King Mangarasa III in 1508 A.D. Like other principal Ayurvedic texts, this Kannada...Read more...
Meditation on Damodarastakam
By Lokanath Swami - 11.10 2017 The auspiciousness of the month of Kartik Srila Prabhupada and Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu declare this month to be the best. In 1972, considering the importance of this month Srila Prabhupada put all his engagements and travel plans aside to spend this...Read more...
History of Kirtan in ISKCON
By Candramauli Swami - 11.10 2017 History of Kirtan in ISKCON – Presentation at the 2017 European Leaders Meeting Doing research into how kirtan has evolved in our society from the very beginning, with styles, instruments, singing, arrangements in and outside of temples, street...Read more...
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...
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