Philosophy

Draupadi – dishonored yet honorable
By Chaitanya Charan das - 26.7 2018 Draupadi. Her admirable character is revealed in the most humiliating incident of her life – her disrobing by the wicked Dushasana. Though victimized in body, she refuses to be victimized in her heart. Her exceptional character transforms the lowest...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 75
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.7 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 I. The...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 74
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.7 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 I. The...Read more...
Siva, Krsna, Guru, and Sisya
A Lecture by Giriraj Swami Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.4.22 Juhu, Bombay We read from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto Four, Chapter Four: “Sati Quits Her Body.” TEXT 22 naitena dehena hare krtagaso dehodbhavenalam alam kujanmana vrida mamabhut kujana-prasangatas taj janma dhig yo...Read more...
How to please Goddess Durga during Durga Puja
By editor - 20.7 2018 Candidasa was a devoted worshipper of Goddess Durga while his brother was a pure Vaisnava who would worship Shaligram. Candidasa was rich but his brother was poor. Candidasa had a very big and beautiful garden, he used to offer the flowers from the garden to Durga Devi....Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 73
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.7 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 I. The...Read more...
VEDA VYASA, THE GREAT INDIAN SAGE
By Aastha Patel - 19.7 2018 Vyasa was a central and admired figure of the Vedic Tradition. He was a famous Rsi in the longest epic, The Mahabharata, and was also credited for the Epic. Vyasa’s Birth and Family According to the mythic sources, Vyasa was the son...Read more...
Free Will and Determinism
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 18.7 2018 Free will and determinism is an interesting topic to transcendently delve into. Krishna says everyone has to follow their nature, what can repression accomplish. He also says a man of intelligence endeavouring to control his mind and senses can easily be swept...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 71
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.7 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 I. The...Read more...
5 Differences Between Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga
By Manmohan - 13.7 2018 Understand how Ashtanaga and Hatha yoga are different in theory and practice though the objective of spiritual upliftment is common to both. Browsing through yoga classes offering an array of styles and approaches could be a real exercise in confusion. This...Read more...
Exploring the Inner Cosmology of Consciousness
By Pandit Vamadeva Shastri - 13.7 2018 The inner cosmos has its own structure as does the outer cosmos. Each reflects the other. In fact, one could say that the inner cosmos creates the outer cosmos. The cosmos is not something that exists outside of us extending into vast regions of...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 70
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.7 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 I. The...Read more...
When Does Food Become Prasadam?
By Sivarama Swami - 12.7 2018 From Back to Godhead With proper guidance, anyone can turn ordinary food into a spiritual substance. The phenomenon of something changing from material to spiritual is an extraordinary one, but it is something we as devotees are involved in daily—often...Read more...
In Krishna’s care there is no tear of fear
By Purushottam Nitai Dasa - 12.7 2018 From a rickshaw puller to a pilot flying high in the sky, from a government employee to a head of the government, from a beggar on the street to a business tycoon, from a baby in her cradle to a man knocking at the door of graveyard – all...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 69
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.7 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 I. The...Read more...
She Can Become Guru
Debunking Lies and Fallacies in the 'She Can Become Guru' Video BY: DHAMESVAR MAHAPRABHU DAS (VDA) - 11.7 2018 "Prof. O'Connell: Is it possible, Swamiji, for a woman to be a guru in the line of disciplic succession? Prabhupada: Yes. Jahnava devi was-Nityananda's...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 68
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.7 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 I. The...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 67
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.7 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 I. The...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 66
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.7 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 I. The Agny...Read more...
Looking into the Structure of Bhagavad-gita
By Isvara Krishna Dasa - 9.7 2018 From Back to Godhead Understanding the levels of instruction in the Bhagavad-gita can help us comprehend the overall unity of Lord Krishna’s message. The Bhagavad-gita is no doubt a major spiritual treatise and one of the world’s greatest...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 65
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.7 2018 Bharadwaja Rishi  Company School, Patna, 19th c.  British Museum Collection    A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra...Read more...
Apasampradayas: Ativadis
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.7 2018 Jagannath Procession The first Ativadi sect was founded by an Oriyan-brahmana named Jagannatha Dasa, who lived during Lord Caitanya's time. Jagannatha Dasa was a professional Bhagavatam reciter, and his sweet voice attracted many followers. He claimed to be a...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 64
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.7 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 I. The Agny...Read more...
A Wise Old Monkey
By Bhurijana dasa - 3.7 2018 The monkeys of Raman Reti can undoubtedly be cute. But are they wise? Mostly they use their amazing climbing skills to wander from tree to roof to balcony for the purpose of foraging for soft leaves, berries, or other eatables. When they’re not eating they...Read more...
Who Is a Guru, And Why We Need One
By A.C.Bhaktivedanta SWAMI PRABHUPADA - 3.7 2018 “One who is inquisitive to understand the ultimate goal of life must approach a proper guru,” says Srila Prabhupada in this lecture given in Mumbai, India, in November of 1974. Then he explains what that ultimate goal is, how...Read more...
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