Philosophy

Dialectical Spiritualism: John Dewey, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XI. AMERICAN PRAGMATISM  John Dewey (1859 - 1952) Hayagriva dasa: In the realm of philosophy and religion, Dewey...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: John Dewey, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XI. AMERICAN PRAGMATISM  John Dewey (1859 - 1952) Hayagriva dasa: It appears that Dewey wants to use the word...Read more...
The Specialty of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s Dance at Rathayatra
By editor - 30.8 2017   Excerpts from a lecture delivered by Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja on 17th July 1988 at Sri Uddharana Gaudiya Matha, Chunchura sa jiyat krsna-caitanyah sri-rathagre nanarta yah yenasij jagatam citram jagannatho ’pi...Read more...
To Be Heavy, Without The Weight
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 29.8 2017 Some devotees are concerned that Iskcon’s overall preaching has gone ‘soft,’ thus compromising true standards. They say we must be more ‘Strong’, ‘heavy’ and ‘bold.’ Sentiments of “See how Srila...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: John Dewey
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XI. AMERICAN PRAGMATISM  John Dewey (1859 - 1952) Hayagriva dasa: Dewey believed that religions are basically...Read more...
Dying, Yamaraja and Yamadutas
By editor - 26.8 2017 If you ever find yourself in a conversation you want to end, try asking a simple question: "What happens when we die?" Chances are the chatting will cease and you will find yourself on the receiving end of some very confused stares. No one likes death—it...Read more...
Reincarnation: Pros And Cons
By editor - 25.8 2017 1. Source Reincarnation is an inherent part of several (mainly Eastern) philosophical traditions like Buddhism (Buddha: "I have run through a course of many births looking for the maker of this dwelling and finding him not; painful is birth again and again.Now...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: William James, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XI. AMERICAN PRAGMATISM  William James (1842 - 1910) Hayagriva dasa: James describes samadhi to be a union in...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: William James, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XI. AMERICAN PRAGMATISM  William James (1842 - 1910) Hayagriva dasa: James believes that there is a certain...Read more...
Ganapati Muni and His Vision of Parashurama
By Editor - 23.8 2017 On Mahendragiri hill in Srikakula district, Andhra Pradesh, there is a temple for Gokarneshwara. There is no clear evidence about who installed the shrine here. But the temple was built by the ancestors of the king of Mandasa (the name of the place where the hill...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: William James, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.8 2017  Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XI. AMERICAN PRAGMATISM  William James (1842 - 1910) Hayagriva dasa: James sees the lover of God as being a...Read more...
Active Listening
By editor - 22.8 2017 Adapted, with permission, from The Art of Teaching, by HG Bhurijana Prabhu Who Owns the Problem? The first step in trying to solve a problem is to identify who owns it, because you need to approach the situation differently if you own the problem or not. The...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: William James, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XI. AMERICAN PRAGMATISM  William James (1842 - 1910) Syamasundara dasa: For James, the mind must survive the body, since the...Read more...
Material Nature
By Bhurijana dasa - 21.8 2017 Teaching and Disciplining in the Modes of Material Nature 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...Read more...
If You Want To Play, You’ve Got To Pay
  Mahatma das - 21.8 2017 I have written several articles on vows and feel that any discussion on vows wouldn’t be complete without addressing sexual restraint. Plus, men often ask me how to control sexual desire and I felt that to do justice to this question I would need to write...Read more...
Perspective on the Vedic Tradition
By Rasamandala dasa - 21.8 2017 Rasamandala dasa has offered us this article to help clarify some of the concerns and reservations that many of us may have with educational approaches to Vedanta and Hinduism. He reassures us with his positive treatment of the subject and with his...Read more...
The Science of Aitareya Upanishad
By Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 18.8 2017 Aitareya Upaniṣad is part of Aitareya Āraṇyaka which belongs to Ṛgveda. This is one of the most ancient Upaniṣads and is the only Principal Upaniṣad under Ṛgveda. The name Aitareya descends from Ṛṣi Aitareya who is considered as its revealer. It has...Read more...
Storytelling in the Bhagavatam
By Babaji Satyanarayana Das - 18.8 2017 The Purpose Behind Storytelling in the Bhagavatam Question: I heard that Sukadeva Gosvami was Krsna’s parrot in his last life, and in this life he was a brahman-realized person. How is one to understand this, if he’s an eternal...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: William James, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XI. AMERICAN PRAGMATISM  William James (1842 - 1910) Syamasundara dasa: Well, this is James's criterion for...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: William James
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XI. AMERICAN PRAGMATISM  William James (1842 - 1910) Hayagriva dasa: In his most famous book, The Varieties of...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Karl Marx, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. X. COMMUNISM  Karl Marx (1818-1883) Syamasundara dasa: Marx believed that human nature is a product of...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Karl Marx, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. X. COMMUNISM  Karl Marx (1818-1883) Syamasundara dasa: In Marx's society, private property would be abolished...Read more...
Look Up To The Strugglers
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 14.8 2017 Once, the late Madhudvisa Prabhu asked Srila Prabhupada, “What pleases you the most? Book distribution pleases you. Deity worship pleases you. What really pleases you?” Srila Prabhupada replied, “By struggling for Krishna…,”...Read more...
The Meaning of Vyasa Puja
By Kripamoya Das - 14.8 2017 Earlier this year, I visited the city of Kolkata and was taken by a kind devotee to an old building on a short backstreet known as Ultadanga Junction Road. I had never been there before, but had heard about the place for forty years. The square, brown brick,...Read more...
Devotees and Demigods
By editor - 11.8 2017 Demigods The word "demigod" is a translation of "deva" ("shining one") used by Srila Prabhupada in his books. He's chosen this term to avoid equating devas with Visnu/Krsna (Devadeva, the lord of devas, BG 10.15, 11.13, etc., see the...Read more...
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