Philosophy

Karna
By Chaitanya Charan das - 28.9 2016 Setting the record straight about Mahabharata’s Karna Speaking on the Mahabharata outside Bharata – at Princeton During my visit to Central New Jersey, on 18th September, 2016, Govinda Prabhu and I spoke at Princeton University on the topic...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Hobbes, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) Hayagriva dasa: Hobbes would say that since warfare is perpetual,...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Hobbes
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) Syamasundara dasa: It is Hobbes who declared, "...Read more...
Disappearance of Sri Guru – Part Two
After the Disappearance of Sri Guru – Part Two: The Dark Period By Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja - 12.14 2017 When the acarya disappears, a dark period comes, just as a patch of black cloud covers up the effulgent sun. It is an unfortunate time, but it is temporary...Read more...
After the Disappearance of Sri Guru
Part One: The Greatest Sorrow By Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja - 12.1 2017 Edited by Madhavananda Das In Caitanya-caritāmṛta, madhya 8.248, it is mentioned how once Mahaprabhu asked Ray Ramananda, duḥkha-madhye kona duḥkha haya gurutara?— “Which...Read more...
What is Samadhi and Mahasamadhi?
By Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev - 11.1 2017 The word samadhi literally means sama and dhi – Sama means equanimous and dhi means the buddhi or intellect. If you reach that kind of equanimous state of intellect, it is known as samadhi. The word samadhi has been largely misunderstood....Read more...
Strongly against Mayavada
By Giriraj dasa - 11.1 2017 Why did Srila Prabhupada speak so strongly against Mayavada? Hare Krishna dear devotees, Sometimes this question gets popped up in discussions ‘why did Srila Prabhupada speak so much against mayavada and voidism?’ He went head on against both the...Read more...
Cultural Marxism Explained
BY: SHYAMASUNDARA DASA - 9.1 2017 Cultural Marxism Explained in Less than 8 Minutes Why should leaders of ISKCON be interested in this subject? Throughout the history of the world, many theories and ideologies opposing Krsna's Vedic world view have sprung up. To defeat them...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Francis Bacon
By editor - 9.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Hayagriva dasa: Francis Bacon is generally acknowledged as...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Niccolo Machiavelli, Part 2
By editor - 6.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) Hayagriva dasa: Well, Machiavelli felt that evil in...Read more...
FAITH-LIFT
By Caitanya Caran Das - 6.1 2017 Once a person prayed to God, “Please give me a flower and a butterfly for my garden”. When he opened his eyes, he found a cactus and a caterpillar instead. He was dismayed and wondered why God had misunderstood his request. “Maybe God has...Read more...
Choosing To Forgive
By Mahatma Das - 5.1 2017 Last year I forgave four devotees who were responsible for causing great pain and frustration in my life. Actually I didn’t forgive them of my own accord. I was asked to forgive them – for my own benefit. First I focused on the ways these people hurt me...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Niccolo Machiavelli
By editor - 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IV – RENAISSANCE THOUGHT  Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) Hayagriva dasa: Machiavelli has been called the...Read more...
It Takes Math
BY: MAYESA DASA (ACBSP) Here is a video for readers, it should be of interest to devotees of Vedic knowledge. In the matter of deciphering the information of the 5th canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, I undertook the challenge of searching for a meaning in the texts not subject to...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: John Duns Scotus, Part 2
By editor - 3.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. III - SCHOLASTICISM  John Duns Scotus (1265 - 1308) Hayagriva dasa: Scotus affirmed that it was the Church's...Read more...
New Year’s Resolutions
By Giriraj Swami - 3.1 2017 Most resolutions take the form of “do’s”—things I resolve to do—and “don’ts”—things I resolve to not do. And Vedic wisdom tells us that all do’s and don’ts should support one main do—always...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: John Duns Scotus
By editor - 30.12.2016 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. III - SCHOLASTICISM  John Duns Scotus (1265 - 1308) Hayagriva dasa: Scotus, a Thirteenth Century Scotsman, was...Read more...
Is Duty a Four-letter Word?
By Satyaraja Dasa - 30.12 2016 From Back to Godhead The ideas of the Western philosopher Kant come close to the concept of dharma. For some, duty is a dirty word—we want to do what we want to do. Period. To hell with duty. But let’s consider this more seriously: What is duty...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Aquinas, Part 4
By editor - 27.12 2016 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. III - SCHOLASTICISM  Thomas Aquinas (1257 - 1274) Hayagriva dasa: For Aquinas, all earthly powers exist only by God...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Aquinas, Part 3
By editor - 24.12 2016 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. III - SCHOLASTICISM  Thomas Aquinas (1257 - 1274) Hayagriva dasa: Aquinas did not believe in a soul per se as being...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Thomas Aquinas, Part 2
By editor - 22.12 2016 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. III - SCHOLASTICISM  Thomas Aquinas (1257 - 1274) Hayagriva dasa: Unlike Plato and Aristotle, Aquinas maintained...Read more...
Soul Enigma (video)
By Sadaputa das - 22.12 2016 Tackling the Mind/Body/Soul Enigma (video) The mind/body problem plagues scientific thinkers as vigorously today as it did thousands of years ago. Sadaputa Dasa (Dr. Richard L. Thompson) tackles this perennial enigma by combining the detailed physiological...Read more...
From Lust to Love
By Giriraj Swami - 22.12 2016 From Lust to Love–With Krsna’s Mercy We read from Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chapter Three: “Karma-yoga.” TEXT 41 tasmat tvam indriyany adau niyamya bharatarsabha papmanam prajahi hy enam jnana-vijnana-nasanam TRANSLATION Therefore...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Augustine, Part 2
By editor - 21.12 2016 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. THE EARLY THEISTS  Augustine (354 - 430) Hayagriva dasa: Augustine looked on Adam as the root of mankind. He writes...Read more...
Benefits of meditation
By Giriraj dasa - 21.12 2016 Modern science discovers the benefits of meditation Recently there was a article on the front page of New York Times as to how scientists now believe that meditation may change our brain! (NYT_article) Towards the end the article stated that scientists accept...Read more...
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