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Lalita Devi – The Guru of All Gopis
By editor - 25.8 2017 Just prior to the annual Gaura Purnima festival of 1986, Srimati Lalita devi, along with three other principle sakhis, was installed in the Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir and joined Sri Sri Radha Madhava on the altar. She stands directly next to Sri Madhava on. Srimati...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 21
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.8 2017 A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Today we begin a new study in the Design Motifs series, this time honoring one of India's most familiar sacred symbols – the lotus. Since ancient times, this simple, elegant...Read more...
Life is difficult only without Krsna
By Sacinandana Swami - 24.8 2017 SB 1.1.2 … sadyo hrdy avarudhyate ‘tra krtibhih susrusubhis tat-ksanat …As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhagavatam, by this culture of knowledge the Supreme Lord is established within his heart. Ref....Read more...
Real yoga system means to control the senses
By editor - 23.8 2017 They are now preaching openly the yoga by sex. Yoga by sex. They have invented. Yoga means to find out the Supreme Lord within one’s self, within the core of the heart. That is real yoga. Yoga means to connect. To connect with whom? With sex life? No. The sex life...Read more...
The Lord Incarnates as Mohinī-Mūrti killing Rāhu
By editor - 23.8 2017   The Lord Incarnates as Mohinī-Mūrti killing Rāhu  (Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 8, Chapter 9, Text 1-29) Summary: This chapter describes how the demons, being enchanted by the beauty of the Mohinī form, agreed to hand over the container of nectar to...Read more...
Vedic Explanation of Solar/ Lunar Eclipses
By editor - 23.8 2017 “It appears from these verses that aside from the sun and moon, there is an invisible planet called Rāhu. The movements of Rāhu cause both solar and lunar eclipses“ Solar Eclipses are NOT Caused by the Moon On solar/ lunar eclipses what people usuly do...Read more...
India Design Motifs, Part 20
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.8 2017   Krishna and Balaram Starting for Mathura  Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta, c. 1895 A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Today we conclude our study of design motifs as incorporated into the lithographic prints...Read more...
Lust and Ignorance
BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS - 22.8 2017 "O son of Bharata, the mode of ignorance causes the delusion of all living entities..." (Bg 14.8) "O son of Kuru, when there is an increase in the mode of ignorance, madness, illusion, inertia and darkness are manifested."...Read more...
Can a strong person be humble?
By Mahatma das - 22.8 2017 How to separate personality from humility? Can a strong person be humble? I see two distinct aspects of humility: dependence on Krsna and acknowledging one’s faults. A strong personality may be better at the former and have more trouble with the latter...Read more...
The Forbidden Kingdom
By Jagabandhu das - 22.8 2017 matala hari jana kirtana range pujala raga pathe gaurava bhange “With reverent regard we must always consider the path of spontaneous devotion far beyond our own reach. Rather, while worshipfully placing this topmost conception on our heads with utmost...Read more...
India Design Motifs, Part 19
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.8 2017 Lord Caitanya's Sankirtan  A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Today we'll make a brief comparative study of the two Calcutta lithographs depicting Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Sankirtana party. There are a...Read more...
Ayurveda-vedanta: The Vedanta of Life Science
By Atmatattva Dasa - 18.8 2017 Tattva Prakasha Volume One, Issue Nine - November 9, 2001 The bi-monthly newsletter of IndiaDivine.com published by Bhaktivedanta Ashram, Mysore. Editor: Jahnava Nitai Das (bvashram@yahoo.com) To subscribe or unsubscribe send an email to: tattvaprakasha@yahoo....Read more...
Mahabharata: The Great War and World History
By editor - 18.8 2017 Tattva Prakasha - Illuminations of Truth Volume One, Issue Eight - May 30, 2001 The bi-monthly newsletter of IndiaDivine.org published by Bhaktivedanta Ashram, Mysore. Editor: Jahnava Nitai Das Welcome to the eighth issue of Tattva Prakasha. This issue is certainly...Read more...
Nandotsava - Birth Ceremony of Lord Krsna
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.8 2017 Gargamuni-performs name-giving-ceremony when Krsna was One-year old Nandotsava, from Srimad Bhagavatam 10:5:1-17, Translation and Purport by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. TEXTS 1-2 Sukadeva Gosvami said: Nanda Maharaja was...Read more...
Devotion – The Vehicle to Realize God
By V.A. Padmanabham - 17.8 2017 The ultimate aim of human life is self-realization by knowing who am I? All kinds of religious thoughts, theories, preaching and practices help human beings to reach this goal and nothing else. Just as there are many ways to reach a place in physical...Read more...
Sampradaya Acarya
The Appearance of Srila Prabhupada, Sampradaya Acarya BY: ROCANA DASA - 17.8 2017 His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Founder/Acarya of International Society for Krishna Consciousness  Bhaktivedanta Book Trust The auspicious occasion of Srila Prabhupada...Read more...
Annada Ekadasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2017 Annada Ekadasi, observed on August 17th/18th (Los Angeles/Mayapur), from the Brahma-vaivarta Purana. Sri Yudhisthira Maharaja said, "Oh Janardana, protector of all living entities, please tell me the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight...Read more...
Why Krsna Comes to This World
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.8 2017 By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada - 16.8 2017 Mother Yasoda with Krsna and Balarama  Early Bengal School, c. 1890 August 1973 at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, in the countryside near London. Several thousand guests (including the Indian...Read more...
Celebrating Krsna's Birth
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.8 2017 From 'Mathura Mandala-parikrama' by Srila Narahari Chakravarti Thakur, on the auspicious occasion of Sri Krsna Janmastami, observed August 15th. In Vraja-vilasa-stava the following description is found: "I offer my obeisances to Mahavana, where...Read more...
Was Srila Prabhupada Superhuman?
By Srutadeva Das - 16.8 2017 ISKCON’s Mission Srila Prabhupada’s sole mission in life was, as was his spiritual master’s and his spiritual master’s before him, the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, to help the fallen conditioned souls who are rotting within this...Read more...
Reflections on Guru-purnima
By Giriraj Swami - 19.8 2017 Today is Guru-purnima. Srila Prabhupada has explained that the system of honoring the spiritual master is current in all sections of Vedic followers. In the Mayavadi (impersonalist) sects, the disciples offer respect to the spiritual master every year on Guru-...Read more...
Appearance day of HDG Srila Prabhupada
By editor - 16.8 2017 An excerpt from the Prabhupada Lilamrta about Srila Prabhupada’s mother, Srimati Rajani Devi. Abhay’s mother, Rajani, was thirty years old when he was born. Like her husband, she came from a long-established Gaudiya Vaisnava family. She was darker-skinned...Read more...
Sweetest Description of Janmastami-lila
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.8 2017 Butter Stealing, Punjab Basohli c. 1765 From Ananda Vrindavan Champu by Srila Kavi Karnapura, Translated by Bhanu Swami & Subhaga Swami, published by Mahanidhi Swami. Now we will discuss the truth about the transcendental birthplace of Bhagavan and the...Read more...
How to Celebrate Janmashtami
By editor - 15.8 2017 What is Janmashtami? How is Janmashtami Celebrated? How to Celebrate Janmashtami at Home Celebrating Janmashtami with the Krishna.com/BTG Staff More Things To Think About When Thinking About Krishna’s Appearance What is Janmashtami? Janmashtami ...Read more...
The Appearance of Lord Krishna
By editor - 15.8 2017 Sri Krsna Janmastami A Talk by Giriraj Swami September 2, 2007 Ojai, California We read from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto Ten, Chapter Two: “Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krsna in the Womb.” TEXT 18 tato jagan-mangalam acyutamsam samahitam sura-sutena...Read more...
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