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: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) Hayagriva dasa: Since the body is the soul's instrument,...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.4 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) Hayagriva dasa: Concerning God and man, Hegel...Read more...
Prayers to Lord Narasimhadeva
By editor - 27.4 2017 Powerful mantras for protection to the Lord’s half-lion incarnation and His weapons. These are for protection from such things as malevolent spirits and material desires, as well as increased devotion and a peaceful world. Also contains the Nrisimha Kavacha....Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.4 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) Syamasundara dasa: Hegel understood the Absolute...Read more...
The Mystical Chant
By Sri Chaitanya Chandra Das - 25.4 2017 FIRST CONTACT WITH THE HOLY SOUND My life took an apical turn when I stumbled across the Hare Krishnas. Being born in India I had some knowledge of “Krishna” but I was like most Indians are – conscious of Krishna but not Krishna...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.4 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) Syamasundara dasa: Hegel says that these forms...Read more...
Unfolding the mystery of bhakti-yoga
 PUBLISHED IN A.C.B. SWAMI PRABHUPADA - 24.4 2017 Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) – Canto 2: The Cosmic Manifestation – SB 2.9: Answers by Citing the Lord’s Version SB 2.9.36 etavad eva jijñasyam tattva-jijñasunatmanah anvaya-...Read more...
Immortality from Katha Upanishad
By Sanjay Krishne  - 21.4 2017 The Mystery of Life, Death & Immortality from Katha Upanishad Once upon a time in ancient India there lived a pious man named Vajasrawa who had a young and intellectual son named Nachiketa, there comes a day where Vajasrawa decides to do...Read more...
The Science of Katha Upanishad
By Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 21.4 2017 Kaṭha (कठ) Upaniṣad is the fourth in the series of eleven Principal Upaniṣads that we have taken up for rational review. This Upaniṣad is unique in content, since it deals with, in detail, the question of what happens after death. Apparently to add...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) Syamasundara dasa: Hegel says that objects themselves are the...Read more...
GLORIFICATION OF SRI SITA-RAMA
Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja - 20.4 2017 Mathura, April 13, 2000 Listen After Ravana was killed, Sita devi had to undergo the agni pariksa, fire test. Of course, Maya-Sita entered the fire, and the real Sita devi remained unharmed – proving that she was...Read more...
The Features and Intentions of Cows
BY: SUN STAFF, Kurma Rupa das - 19.4 2017 From Varahamihira's Brhat Samhita, Part II. The Brhat Samhita of Varahamihira is an encyclopedia of astrological and other subjects of human interest. Whatever subject the author takes up for delineation, whether it is aclipse, planetary...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism:  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.4 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) Syamasundara dasa: Hegel sought to synthesize...Read more...
Sweet words
Transcribed by Madhumati Devi Dasi - 18.4 2017 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...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.4 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762 - 1814) Hayagriva dasa: Fichte considered faith to be the real...Read more...
Japa And The Opening Heart
By Kalakantha Dasa - 17.4 2017 From Back to Godhead A look at Lord Caitanya’s “Eight Instructions” and their relevance to japa, the individual practice of chanting Hare Krishna. A friend once told me this analogy about spiritual life: a flock of geese share strength by...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.4 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762 - 1814) Hayagriva dasa: Most people, including Fichte, would...Read more...
Liquid Beauty
By Madhudvisa dasa - 13.4 2017 Once upon a time a prince met very beautiful young girl. He visited her house to see her but she was very chaste. The prince wanted to marry this beautiful girl but she didn’t want to marry him. So she said to him, You want to marry me, you are attracted...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.4 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762 - 1814) Hayagriva dasa: For Fichte, our knowledge of God...Read more...
Shanmukha, the Six Faced Lord
By Gowri Balachandar - 11.4 2017 Shanmukha, the Six Faced Lord – The Legend and the Logic Legend has it that a demon called Tarakasura had enslaved and tormented the Devas. He had acquired a boon from Brahma that he should be destroyed only by a power equal to Shiva and not even...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Johann Gottlieb Fichte
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762 - 1814) Hayagriva dasa: Fichte is not as important as Kant or Hegel, but...Read more...
The Science of Chandogya Upanishad
By Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 10.4 2017 In this part of the series ‘The Science of Upaniṣads’, we take up for study, the Chāndogya Upaniṣad (छान्दोग्य). Previously we studied Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad and as an introduction to that study we had made the following observations...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Immanuel Kant, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Hayagriva dasa: Kant rejected church-going as a means to salvation. He states...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Immanuel Kant, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VII. GERMAN IDEALISM  Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Hayagriva dasa: Kant spoke of "the starry sky above, and the moral law...Read more...
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