Philosophy

Why is There Suffering?
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 17.4 2019 It is natural that at some point in our lives we ask, “Why is there suffering?” Or “Why am I not happy?” “Why can’t we simply go on with life and not undergo so many trials and tribulations? Why can...Read more...
Pancaratrika-vidhi versus Bhagavad-vidhi
By Nrsimha Kavaca dasa - 16.4 2019 The world around us is changing at an ever-increasing rate. The notion of keeping up with the changing world may have relevance in devotional service. But is this perspective relevant in all areas of our practices of bhakti? Are there some elements of...Read more...
Essential Technologies For Empowered Management
By Bhakti Tirtha Swami - 16.4 2019   The metaphysical technologies listed here are simple yet profound tools that you may want to incorporate into your management style. To reap the greatest benefits from these principles, you can include meditation on these ten technologies in your...Read more...
Is the Ramayana relevant today?
By Chaitanya Charan das - 15.4 2019 Question: Is the Ramayana, comprising as it does stories from ancient times, practically relevant today? Answer: Yes, it is relevant because the stories, though from an ancient setting, embody timeless values. From “me” to “we...Read more...
The Floating Stones
By Gauranga Darshan Das - 15.4 2019 “Nothing Is Impossible for the Omnipotent! “ How can stones float on water!? But they did…once upon a time! In treta-yuga, God appeared as a human being, and engaged some monkeys to throw stones in water. By the power of His name...Read more...
The incident of Lord Rama and the Dog
By Shyamasundara Dasa - 12.4 2019 [The following history from the Valmiki Ramaya is full of import for anyone who wants to be a guru, GBC, temple president or leader in ISKCON or any spiritual institution.] The incident of Lord Rama and the Dog From Valmiki’s Ramayana Uttara...Read more...
How Could Sri Rama Do That To His Pregnant Wife?
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 12.4 2019 How many devotees will answer the question of how Mother Sita was banished by Sri Rama to Valmiki’s hermitage? “Rama was righteous… He set an example for all…?” Or is there a deeper reason? Such an answer can take the ‘...Read more...
The Life of King Kulasekhara – a great Rama Bhakta
By Shyamasundara Dasa ACBSP - 124 2019 The name of King Kulasekhara Alvar is well known to the followers of Srila Prabhupada. His Divine Grace used to relish with great ecstasy the Mukunda Mala Stotra written by this great saintly king. This stotra is commonly known in ISKCON as the Prayers...Read more...
Many Gods or One?
By Satyaraja Dasa - 8.4 2019 Many Gods or One? Five Prominent Deities and Their Universal Meaning Is Krishna consciousness polytheistic? A discussion of panchopasana provides a clear answer that also helps us understand all religions. At first blush, Vaishnavism may seem...Read more...
Ravana refused Rama’s invitation and met with annihilation
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 8.4 2019 With just his tail, Hanuman effortlessly burned the entire city of Lanka. But he too wasn’t successful in burning the lust and ego of Ravana, the powerful king of Lanka. In fact Ravana’s real well wishers such as his brother Vibhishana and his...Read more...
Religion and Hinduism
By Dayananda Das - 5.4 2019 The words “religion” and “Hindu” are problematic. Both are confusing, inaccurate, and not useful words. Religion Depending on the context, the use of the word religion can be ill-defined and even offensive—for example, when...Read more...
Intelligence and Example
By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Lecture given in Hyderabad, December 17, 1976 The most learned members of society should show others by example how to live peacefully and become Krishna conscious. saktah karmany avidvamso yatha kurvanti bharata kuryad vidvams...Read more...
Who are the Grama Devatas?
By Sainath Reddy - 3.4 2019 Is the system of local guardian deities has the sanction of scripture? Grama devata is a Sanskrit term for the guardian deity of a village, town, or even city. While it is the common truth that God is everywhere and present at all times, there is a...Read more...
​Shiva and Prana Yoga
By Dr David Frawley - 2.4 2019 Prana Yoga is one of the most important Yoga traditions and an integral part of the worship of Lord Shiva, who represents the highest immortal Prana of pure consciousness beyond time, space and karma. Shiva and the Unitary Prana Shiva is the unitary...Read more...
The Jiva's Freewill
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 28.3 2019 I find many devotees are under the impression Lord Krishna knows everything in terms of what we choose to do or not to do. Our Acaryas clearly tell us we have free will, and free will means what it says. Srila Prabhupada has said "we are not dead stones...Read more...
BHAKTI
By editor - 26.3 2019 Bhakti as a Word The term bhakti describes loving devotion as a means of Hindu worship (Singh D 31). Record of its earliest use is found in the Rg Veda, a collection of hymns composed during early Vedic times. The word originates from the root word...Read more...
The Chaitanya School: Role of Ethics
By Chanda Chatterjee - 25.3 2019 Any discussion on religion remains incomplete without a reference to moral and ethical values. The case of Gaudiya Vaishnavism is no exception to that. It is true that ethics has not been systematically treated by the Gaudiya philosophers and that the issue...Read more...
Deśa – Kāla – Pātra – Time, Place and Circumstances
  By Yasoda nandana dasa - 22.3 2019 – deśa-kāla-pātra –  Deśa means situation, and kāla, time, and pātra, means the subject, the individual.   Deśa-kāla-pātra: according to time, according to circumstances, according to...Read more...
Your true self, Vedanta and modern psychology
The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by Zee News Modern psychology suffers from gaps, which the teachings of Vedanta address at a fundamental level. We live in an age of psychoanalysis. Since Freud a century ago, we have been taught the importance of...Read more...
Women and Lust
By Satyanarayana Dasa - 15.3 2019 There are popular statements found in smṛtis and nīti sāśtra that women have eight times more kāma than men. For example: strīṇāṁ aṣṭa-guṇā-kāmaḥ (Bṛhat-pārāśara-smṛti) kāmaśca aṣṭā-guṇaḥ smṛtaḥ (Garuḍa-purāṇa 1.109.33, Hitopadeśa 2.71) The word kāma...Read more...
Lord Chaitanya Visits Vrindavan
By Lokanath Swami - 15.3 2019   Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was always absorbed in thoughts of Sri Vrindavan, often enquiring in a deep devotional mood, “Where is Vrindavan?” On several occasions, His devotees, fearing separation from Him, diverted, discouraged, or dissuaded Him...Read more...
Meat Eating
By The Editor - 14.3 2018 Vedas Nowhere Supports Meat Eating – Here are Evidences Vedic scriptures nowhere support meat eating. Sayan and Mahidhara in middle ages wrongly interpreted the Vedas in support of meat eating. The western indologists like Maxmuller/Griffith copied it...Read more...
The Transcendental Trend in Science​
By Damodara Dasa and Jagajivana Dasa - 14.3 2019 For a long time scientists have been asking,  What’s going on? And some of them  have tried to find out,  What’s behind it all? Sir Isaac Newton once made a remarkable model of the solar system. Thanks to a...Read more...
Energies of Lord Krishna
By Jaya Gaursundar Dasa GauraVanacari - 13.3 2019 God is one. Moreover, according to Caitanya Mahaprabhu, that one God is Krishna, the cowherd boy of Vrindavan, who chooses to expand Himself unlimitedly still remain the same one Supreme Person, just to increase His own pleasure. Śrīmad-...Read more...
HUMILITY DETERMINES YOUR SUCCESS
Venugopal Acharya - 8.3 2019    “Pride must die in you or nothing of heaven can live in you.” –    Andrew Murray (19th-century South African writer and Christian pastor) 5.00 a.m. – You rise early today and in the solitude of your room...Read more...
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