Philosophy

Hari Katha is a divine light, but gossip is darkness
BY VAISHNAVACHARYA CHANDAN GOSWAMI - 14.12 2017 Shri Radharaman Lal This article was first published by Vaisnavacharya Chandan Goswami on his personal blog in 2015, under the title “Etiquette of Devotee Association“. It is being shared here with the permission of...Read more...
The Europeanization of the Vedas and its Distortions
By David Frawley - 14.12 2017   Modern western examination of the Vedas, and through the Vedas the ancient history of India, has been colored by the search for an original European identity, the so-called Aryans. This has led to Indian history and tradition being subordinated to a...Read more...
The Need to Rewrite the History of India
By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) In recent years, the government of India and several state governments have decided to revise history books, particularly relative to the ancient period, bringing up recent data that calls into question the Aryan invasion and the many theories that have...Read more...
Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi
By Vamadeva Shastri - 14.12 2017 Vedic Yoga like classical Yoga is a complex and many-sided discipline designed to address the needs of different levels and temperaments of individuals. Vedic Yoga addresses all of life and works with all of nature, like a symphony using many instruments,...Read more...
Tattvas, the Elements and Nature’s Healing
By editor - 13.12 2017 From the book, Yogini, Unfolding the Goddess Within by Shambhavi Chopra. Om Shri Dhanvantaraye Namaha! Salutations to the celestial healer! The entire world is made up of the five great Tattvas or elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and...Read more...
The Gunas, Attributes of Life
  By Yogi Baba Prem (Tom Beal) - 13.12 2017   The Sanskrit word “guna” means attribute. These “attributes” serve as a powerful indicator and formulator of the physical principles of the earth. The concept of guna, is one of the more important teachings...Read more...
ZAKIR NAIK’S LIES AND THE VEDIC TRUTH
By editor - 8.12 2017 Zakir Naik quotes Yajur veda (32.3) to prove that God doesn’t have a form. Whether God has a form or not according to Vedic scriptures is a secondary point. It’s more important to first question the authenticity of the references used by Dr Zakir Naik....Read more...
Managing Vata Dosha
By editor - 8.12 2017 Managing Vata Dosha in the Information Technology Era Vata dosha is the most disease-causing of the three Doshas or biological humors of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It represents the air element that tends to disturb us, unground us and remove us from the heavier...Read more...
Dattatreya Answers King Alark’s Questions
By editor - 5.12 2017 After reaching youthhood, Prince Alark got married. By that time, his father King Ritudhwaj had also grown old. Hence before Grihastha, he crowned his son as the new king. At the time of crowning, queen Madalasa presented him a ring and said- ‘O son! This ring...Read more...
Does the Earth Float in Space?
BY: MAYESVARA DASA - 1.12 2017 INTRODUCTION To Prahlada Nrsingha dasa, Caitanya dasa, Sadusanga dasa and Guru-Krishna dasa: Dear devotees, thank you for your kind responses to our articles on the topic of the Earth. I very much appreciate that you have taken the time to read through the...Read more...
Reducing the Burden Of the World
By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Lord Krishna withdrew His dynasty from the earth by orchestrating a devastating battle. jalaukasam jale yadvan / mahanto ’danty aniyasah durbalan balino rajan / mahanto balino mithah evam balisthair yadubhir / mahadbhir...Read more...
Egoism and Lethargy
Lecture by HH Radhanath Swami - 1.12 2017 Srila Prabhupada has told us that the culmination of all of our preaching in Krsna Consciousness is to induce people to wholeheartedly chant the holy names of Krsna. The chanting of the Holy names must continue. Srila Prabhupada said we can do...Read more...
The Advent of the Bhagavad-gita
By Giriraj Swami - 29.11 2017 The Advent of the Bhagavad-gita—Some Practical Guidance Today is the auspicious occasion of Gita Jayanti, the day Lord Krsna spoke the Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kuruksetra, the day of Moksada Ekadasi. To begin, we shall read...Read more...
The Structural Gambit for Celibacy and Chastity
By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi (Dr Vrinda Baxi) - 28.11 2017 Despite this fast changing world where promiscuity encouraged by the hedonist approach to life is overtaking almost everywhere, India still preserves its age old veneration towards celibacy. The vast majority of girls and boys...Read more...
The Pleasure Principle
By Uddhava Dasa - 27.11 2017 From Back to Godhead All conscious activity, whether in the course of duty or in defiance of duty depending upon the individual temperament is regulated by what Freud called the “pleasure principle.” Few will argue the fact that whatever action a...Read more...
SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
By Venugopal Acharya - 24.11 2017 Real happiness is more than the happiness enjoyed by animals.  A king enquired from a  learned sage, “I often wonder what happiness really is. O enlightened one, could you please reveal to me the secrets of happiness?”...Read more...
This is why Shiva is so relevant
  By editor - 24.11 2017 He is a deity of the eons, not just a historical or cultural image. Shiva is relevant to all of us as a formulation of the highest truth and consciousness, the spiritual power behind nature, and the deeper self-awareness beyond the known universe. If we...Read more...
Miniskirt
BY: SUGUNA KRISHNA DAS - 23.11 2017 This is a compilation of the quotes of Srila Prabhupada on 'miniskirt': Srila Prabhupada: ...People are trying sense gratification in so many ways, and now they have come to the last point: the naked dance and... what is that short skirt? ...Read more...
Encounter with conflicting roles
By Radheshyam Dasa - 23.11 2017 In the section below, I have shown, the relevant portions for our discussion on Conflicting roles of Sati: It is said, “Satī was very much anxious to see her relatives at her father’s house, but at the same time she was afraid of Lord Śiva...Read more...
Is it better to choose a guru born in a brahmana family?
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 23.11 2017 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura met with opposition when he had taken his disciples for braj mandal parikrama because many temple priests of Vrindavan were of the opinion that he should not have given brahminical threads to those who were not...Read more...
Who is a Yogi?
By Yogi Baba Prem - 22.11 2017 As practitioners of yoga, it is important to fully understand the tradition in which one’s particular teachings originate. Many terms from Sanatana Dharma have permeated the western consciousness- Guru, Pandit, and yoga to name a few- though their...Read more...
Theosophy Concluded – Part One
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.11 2017 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, 'Back to Godhead' - Volume 1, Part 9, March 1952. [This article also appeared as the final part of the article "Theosophy Ends in Vaishnavism" in Back to Godhead Vol I Parts I–IV published...Read more...
History of Asana and Exercise in India
By David Frawley - 17.11 2017 Adopted from Vedic Yoga: the Path of the Rishi In the following article, we will examine the origins of the asana side of Yoga in India, including relative to Vedic teachings. Asana is the aspect of Yoga least detailed in older Vedic and Yogic texts and is the...Read more...
Spiritual Fasting
By Yamuna Devi Dasi - 17.11 2017 From Back to Godhead With spiritual fasting, you may not make headlines, but you’ll make headway on the path back to Godhead. What do Mahatma Gandhi, Dick Gregory, Jane Fonda, Norman Mailer, Bolivian dissidents, British suffragettes, and Irish...Read more...
Happiness in Devotional Service
By Romapada Swami - 16.11 2017 Question: Experiencing happiness within devotional service: Is that considered selfish? I get so much happiness with devotional service. However, I fear that if it is a selfish desire rather sincere motivation to please Krsna. How can I differentiate and...Read more...
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