Philosophy

The Secret of the Soma Plant
By editor - 5.1 2018 Note: the following article is based upon Vamadeva’s extensive study of Vedic texts in the original Sanskrit and his work with Ayurveda and herbs. Soma is a great deity, cosmic power and spiritual principle in Vedic thought. It also had its counterpart in the...Read more...
Philosophical Problems Within Social Awareness
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.1 2018 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuada, from 'Back To Godhead', Apr 20, 1956, Vol. 03, No. 04. (470th Birth Anniversary of Lord Chaitanya) Albandaru Shri Jamunacharya said in his Stotraratna (In Devanagari:) ullanghita-trividha-sima-samatisayi...Read more...
Daikshika - Initiation
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.1 2018 Hari Bhakti-vilasa by Gopala Bhatta Goswami, translated by Kusakratha dasa. Second Vilasa Daikshika - Initiation 1. I offer my respectful obeisances to Sri Krishna Caitanyadeva, the master of the worlds, by whose mercy even a dog can easily swim across the...Read more...
Teaching and Disciplining in the Modes of Material Nature
By Bhurijana dasa - 4.1 2018 According to the Bhagavad-gita, one’s activities can either be in goodness, passion, or ignorance.  There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from these three modes born of material...Read more...
The God Particle
By Caitanya Carana Dasa - 2.1 2018 The God Particle – Is there Anything Godly About it There’s a particle more important than the Higgs boson, and we should be investigating it. Does ‘the God particle’ disprove the existence of God?” a young man asked me...Read more...
Catching frogs after church
By Mayesvara Das ACBSP - 2.1 2018 Any parent who has raised a child knows they will sometimes get into mischief that may even be dangerous or problematic. In my case, I drove my mother crazy because I loved to play in the water. It was readily available in the stream that flowed down...Read more...
A Brahmin's Livelihood
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.12 2017 A selection of excerpts from Sri Padma Purana. Describing how a brahmin should earn his livelihood, Lord Brahma said to Narad: "Alms, which a brahmin gets without making any demand for it is called Vritta. 'Unchhavritti' is even better than Vritti,...Read more...
Sastras and Time
BY: D. DAS - 28.12 2017 Inspired by Mathuresa prabhu's well written and detailed inquisitive reflections on different concepts of time and called "Time the Winkless God", I am presenting this short contribution as a possibly additional angle of approach to trying to...Read more...
God and Science
By Jonathan B. Edelmann - 28.12 2017 God and Science: Christian and Vaisnava Perspectives This phenomenal world or material world in which we are placed is complete in itself because the twenty-four elements of which this material universe is a temporary manifestation, according to Sankhya...Read more...
The Supreme Person
By Krishna Dharma Das - 27.12 2017 In its most recent survey on the subject of God, the National Centre for Social Research found that some ninety percent of us claim to be believers. One in five even said they had no doubts about God’s existence. Such statistics are perhaps surprising...Read more...
Where is Godhead?
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.12 2017 By HDG A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada - Back To Godhead, Jun 20, 1956, Vol 03, No. 08. Is it possible to see Him? In the Secretariat Buildings in New Delhi there is an inscription on the stone that Liberty does not descend upon a people but it has...Read more...
We Are Not The Body, But…
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 19.12 2017 Because we think we are “not the body”, it can lead us to do so many wrong things in the name of Bhakti.  It can induce false detachment and renunciation.  That is, pushing oneself to be detached without spiritual taste to...Read more...
Garuda Purana: Shiva's Prayer to Lord Nrsimhadev
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.12 2017 Following is Chapter 231 of the Garuda Purana, in which Mahadeva Shiva calls on Lord Nrsimhadev. The Matrgana's mentioned in this story are eight goddesses produced from the bodies of Vishnu, Shiva and six other main deities during the killing of a powerful...Read more...
India Through the Eyes of Europe
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.12 2017 During the sixteenth century, from the Greeks onward, "India" was a general name in Europe for the most remote lands to the East. Alexander the Great's campaigns (326-324 B.C.) in the Indus valley inaugurated a period of more direct intercourse which...Read more...
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...
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