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Blood transfusion
By editor - 24.3 2017 Blood transfusion, Blood and Organ Donation Guest (2): Are blood transfusions permissible, Swami? Paramahamsa: He says, "Are blood transfusions permissible?" When one is in an accident or cut and he loses blood, they take another man's blood and put it it. He says... Prabhupada: Well, that is not bad. Because if one life is saved by transfusion admission... He is not dying. He is living. He is contributing his blood. So if he is contributing, you are saving some life, there...Read more...
Question about nirvana
By editor - 24.3 2017 Q: Do you try to achieve nirvana? A: Definition of nirvana is given in SB 3.28.35-36: muktasrayam yarhi nirvisayam viraktam nirvanam rcchati manah sahasa yatharcih atmanam atra puruso 'vyavadhanam ekam anviksate pratinivrtta-guna-pravahah mukta-asrayam--...Read more...
Rules for Govardhan Parikrama
By editor - 24.3 2017 The Puranas say that Govardhan Hill was once 3 km (2 miles) high, 5,000 years ago, but because of the curse of Pulastya Muni, it is sinking by the distance of one sesame seed daily. At present, its highest point is only 25m (80 ft) high. The...Read more...
Lessons From The Fish
By Caitanya Carana Dasa - 24.3 2017 The Moment we turn away from Krishna our misery begins. The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty, by David G. Myers, is one among several books that use telling facts and revealing statistics to examine the reality behind the globally...Read more...
The Problem with the World
By Karnamrita dasa - 24.3 2017 The Problem with the World in Two Letters: MY The concept that we are not our bodies is considered a preliminary basic understanding for devotees, yet this conception has proved not so easy to put into practice. We can all look within ourself and at our...Read more...
The Significance of the Om
By Vivek Tanna - 23.3 2017 Since the time of ancient Vedic civilization, the syllable “Om” has had a prominent place in Hindu philosophy.  Today, it can be found in many Hindu contexts, whether or not authentic, and it has several mentions in pop culture.  But...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.3 2017 Srila Vyasa's Cave, Managoan A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. It is believed that it was in this cave that the great sage Vyasa Rishi composed the Mahabharata. In addition to Mahabharata, he composed the 18 Puranas, Brahma Sutras and classified the...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Immanuel Kant
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.3 2017 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) Syamasundara dasa: In Critique of Pure Reason, Kant asks the...Read more...
Meeting The Dalai Lama in Vrindavan
By Indradyumna Swami - 23.3 2017 Yesterday on parikrama with a group of devotees in Gokul, Vrindavan we passed by Karshni Ashram run by Sharanananda Ji Maharaja. When we noticed a small crowd gathering outside we stopped to inquire what was happening. Much to our amazement we were told that...Read more...
Barn Ready
By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications - 23.3 2017 Barn Ready, Rock Steady: Ananda Vidya and Lalita Gopi As residents and aficionados of ISKCON history know well, New Vrindaban winters are not exactly forgiving. And with the austerity, guests decrease, some residents go...Read more...
Festival of Holi
By Larry Bleiberg, Special for USA TODAY - 22.3 2017 10 great places to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi     If you’ve started to notice clouds of color every spring, it’s not your imagination. The Hindu festival of Holi (pronounced “holy”),...Read more...

By Hindustan Times - 22.3 2017 Uttarakhand High Court Grants River Ganga Rights Equal to Humans The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday recognised river Ganga as the first living entity of...
By editor - 22.3 2017 The following conversation between His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and some of his disciples took place in July 1975 on an early-morning walk in...
By Uma devi dasi - 22.3 2017 “I visited Detroit once before… somewhere around 1980” When Arjun Bhattacharyya started telling us that Agnideva Prabhu, the...
By Deena Bandhu das - 22.3 2017 On Saturday evening March 18, ISKCON Vrinda Kunda very ecstatically celebrated the annual Yamuna Boat Festival on the opposite side of Yamuna from Sringar Vat....
By K. Bharath Kumar - 21.3 2017 The Legend of Glorious Lord Sarabeshwara Shiva Lord Shiva has taken many forms to rescue humanity and other Gods from calamities. One significant but...
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.3 2017 Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves, Bhubaneswar  A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat -- Part One. The caves in prehistoric times, discovered all over the...
BY: RADHA MOHAN DAS Surya Siddhanta: Similarities with Modern Astronomy In this Youtube presentation, "The Surya Siddhanta - Similarities with Modern Astronomy", as well as drawing...
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.3 2017 Papamocani Ekadasi (observed on Mar 23rd in Los Angeles, 24th in Mayapur), from the Bhavishya-uttara Purana. Sri Yudhisthira Maharaja said, "Oh Supreme Lord, I...