Philosophy

VEDIC ASTROLOGY
By MAHAVIDYA.CA - 27.9 2018 Symbols are part of every culture and an essential part of astrology. Those who practice Hinduism believe that symbols reveal the relationship individuals have or should have with the universe. According to Hindu beliefs the “seers” [semi-Divine...Read more...
Mantra, Concentration and Meditation
By Dr David Frawley - Pandit Vamadeva Shastri - 27.9 2018 Concentration and Meditation To reach the meditative state, concentration is required first. A scattered, distracted, and inattentive mind cannot truly meditate, even if one sits silently for long periods of time. As the Yoga...Read more...
Sweet words
Transcribed by Madhumati Devi Dasi - 27.9 2018 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...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 107
BY: SUN STAFF A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni SIXTH ADHYÂYA. FIRST BR...Read more...
Karma of the Nation
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 26.9 2018 Or the downfall of Western civilization. The Manu-samhita (8.304-309) describes how a king or ruler of a country receives one sixth of the total karma of the subjects he rules. If the majority of people are pious and spiritually...Read more...
A Discourse on Shivaratri
By Swami Sivananda - 25.9 2018 This falls on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of Phalgun (February-March). The name means “the night of Shiva”. The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. This is a festival observed in honour of Lord Shiva. Shiva was married to...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 106
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHYÂYA...Read more...
Sannyasa in Kali-yuga
A Deeper Understanding of the Significance of Sannyasa (in Kali-yuga) Excerpt of a lecture given by HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami at the Sannyasa Candidate Training Seminar in Mayapura. There is a verse in the Puranas that states that sannyasa is forbidden in Kali-yuga: asvamedha...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 105
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 104
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 103
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHYÂYA...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 102
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHYÂYA...Read more...
Arrows of Kama
By Saurav Sarmah - 17.9 2018 Kama (Cupid) possesses five arrows, with which he inflicts all conditioned living entities. According to Sripad Prabodhananda Saraswati (in his commentary on the Gita Govinda), these arrows are: infatuation, agitation, heart-burning, extreme dryness and...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 101
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 100
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 99
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 98
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FOURTH...Read more...
Death and Dying in the Vedic Tradition
By Giriraj Swami - 10.9 2018 From Back to Godhead A talk presented to the doctors and nurses of San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine in San Diego, California. It is a great pleasure for me to address you all here, especially because this hospice is recognized as...Read more...
Ida, Pingala, Sushumna and the Shat-Chakras
Posted by Swami Sivananda - 7.9 2018 Ida and Pingala There are the two nerve-currents one on either side of the spinal column. The left one is called Ida and the right is known as Pingala. These are Nadis. Tentatively, some take these as the right and the left sympathetic cords, but...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 97
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.9 208 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FOURTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 96
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FOURTH ADHY...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 95
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FOURTH ADHYÂYA...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 94
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FOURTH...Read more...
Differentiating material and spiritual attachments
By Radhanath Swami - 31.8 2018 “When we love those who love the Lord, the Lord reveals his love to us. Krishna sends his loving devotees to this world, so that we can transfer our attachment.”- Radhanath Swami Shivananda Sen, he was taking all the 200-300 devotees from Bengal...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 93
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.8 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FOURTH...Read more...
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