Philosophy

SOMA: MYSTERIOUS VEDIC PLANT AND DEITY
By editor - 17.10 2018 In the realm of Hinduism, Soma can be recognized as, and is considered to be, a god (deva), a magical and hallucinogenic plant, and the juice of that plant. Soma is extraordinary in that it is recognized as one of only a few plants humans have ever deified (see Wasson...Read more...
The Time of Death
By Damodara Dasa - 17.10 2018 From Back to Godhead I offer my most respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, my spiritual master and the spiritual master of the universe, from whose lotus lips has sprung the eternal message of the Vedas in the purest...Read more...
Renunciation In Royal Dress
By Bhurijana Dasa - 17.10 2018 From Back to Godhead Duty calls a prince to leave his spiritual practices in the mountains and set an example of real renunciation as a king. Perhaps you’ve heard a tale of some wealthy person who renounced this world for the service of God. The...Read more...
About the Name “Hindu”
By Sri Nandanandana das - 16.10 2018 I feel there needs to be some clarification about the use of the words “Hindu” and “Hinduism.” The fact is that true “Hinduism” is based on Vedic knowledge, which is related to our spiritual identity. Many people do...Read more...
Bhagavad-gita Through the Centuries
By Satyaraja Dasa - 15.10 2018 From Back to Godhead Lord Krishna’s words made their way to us after a long historical journey. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita As It Is. Although many articles have been written about the Gita as a...Read more...
The Upanishads
The Upanishads, India’s enduring legacy of Self-knowing The following article by Dr. David Frawley was first published by Zee News Self-knowledge is the foundation of all knowledge. If we don’t first know ourselves, how can we claim to truly know anything at all?...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 113
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.10 2018 The last in a serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 112
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.10 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni SIXTH ADHYÂYA...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 111
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.10 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni SIXTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 110
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.10 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni SIXTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 109
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.10 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni SIXTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 108
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.10 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni SIXTH ADHY...Read more...
AYURVEDIC CONCEPTS OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
By editor - 27.9 2018 Ayurveda, or “the science of life,” is heavily influenced by the Sankhya school of philosophy, most notably through the concepts of purusa (pure consciousness) and prakrti (nature or materiality) (Mishra 482; Rodrigues 123). In...Read more...
VEDIC ASTROLOGY
By MAHAVIDYA.CA - 27.9 2018 Symbols are part of every culture and an essential part of astrology. Those who practice Hinduism believe that symbols reveal the relationship individuals have or should have with the universe. According to Hindu beliefs the “seers” [semi-Divine...Read more...
Mantra, Concentration and Meditation
By Dr David Frawley - Pandit Vamadeva Shastri - 27.9 2018 Concentration and Meditation To reach the meditative state, concentration is required first. A scattered, distracted, and inattentive mind cannot truly meditate, even if one sits silently for long periods of time. As the Yoga...Read more...
Sweet words
Transcribed by Madhumati Devi Dasi - 27.9 2018 Mahatma das: “Sweet words cannot lift someone more than the best medicine whereas no weapon can destroy someone as much as harsh words” In the Srimad Bhagavatam there’s a story in the Daksha yajna Lord Shiva appeared and Lord...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 107
BY: SUN STAFF A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni SIXTH ADHYÂYA. FIRST BR...Read more...
Karma of the Nation
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 26.9 2018 Or the downfall of Western civilization. The Manu-samhita (8.304-309) describes how a king or ruler of a country receives one sixth of the total karma of the subjects he rules. If the majority of people are pious and spiritually...Read more...
A Discourse on Shivaratri
By Swami Sivananda - 25.9 2018 This falls on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of Phalgun (February-March). The name means “the night of Shiva”. The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. This is a festival observed in honour of Lord Shiva. Shiva was married to...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 106
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHYÂYA...Read more...
Sannyasa in Kali-yuga
A Deeper Understanding of the Significance of Sannyasa (in Kali-yuga) Excerpt of a lecture given by HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami at the Sannyasa Candidate Training Seminar in Mayapura. There is a verse in the Puranas that states that sannyasa is forbidden in Kali-yuga: asvamedha...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 105
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 104
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 103
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHYÂYA...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 102
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHYÂYA...Read more...
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