Philosophy

By Sun editor, 6.5 2015 The Disappearance Day of Sri Madhvacarya is observed on January 28th. Madhvacarya was born around 1238 A.D. eight miles south-east of the modern town of Udipi, in the Karnataka State. He is reputed to be the incarnation of Bhima, taking birth in Kali-yuga to destroy...Read more...
By editor, 6.5 2015 Sri Manah-siksa: Instructions to the Mind By Srila Raghunath das Goswami, translated by Sriman Kushakratha dasa. TEXT 1 gurau goshthe goshthalayishu sujane bhusura-gane  sva-mantre shri-namni vraja-nava-yuva-dvandva-sharane sada dambham hitva kuru ratim...Read more...
The Quality of Chanting Hare Krsna By editor, 4.5 2015 Srila Prabhupada's Morning Walk, November 2, 1975, Nairobi. Brahmānanda: No, he's saying that when we chant our rounds, how can we be sure that when we chant the round that the round is a perfect, attentive round,...Read more...
By editor, 4.5 2015 Krishna Consciousness comes about through the process of adjusting our behaviour and outlook, from self-centred lust to the exclusive and ecstatic love of Krishna and all his devotees. The question arises, does this change come about simply by tolerating and ignoring the...Read more...
By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from Back to Godhead Magazine. Unless we understand the father, how can we live as brothers? This conversation with a journalist took place at the Hare Krsna center in London in 1971: Srila Prabhupada: I have...Read more...
By Caitanya das, 4.5 2015 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Maharaja said this world is no place for a gentleman. This indicates that this world is full of persons inflicted by the modes of passion and ignorance - an observation made by Srila Prabhupada as his ship arrived in the U.S.A. in 1965....Read more...
By editor, Apr 16, 2015 Srila Prabhupada Letter to Satsvarupa , Honolulu, 4th June, 1975 Regarding, Bon Maharaja, I am actually authority accepted by authority. In the Caitanya Caritamrta it is said, krsna sakti vina nahe nama pracar. So, now the Hare Krishna movement is world known, and...Read more...
By editor, 2.5 2015 The philosophy of Sri Vaishnavism is known in Sanskrit as Visistadvaita. The term literally means ``non-duality of Reality as characterized by attributes.'' As a classical expression of Vedanta (the philosophical basis for much of Hinduism), the goal of...Read more...
As Bhagavad Gita As It Is will be the basis of our discussions on the Krishna Connect website I would like to give you a general overview of the book. This overview will continue in the next few articles. Even if you have already read the Gita I think you will find this...Read more...
Published on April 24th, 2015, by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Man is made after God. We are imitation of Krsna. Krsna is not imitation of us. The atheist class, they think that “They have painted a form of God according to one’s own feature of the body.”...Read more...
A devotee of Krishna does not try to satisfy his own senses, he tries to satisfy Krishna’s senses. We understand that Krishna is the source of everything and that everyone is part and parcel of Krishna, so if we satisfy Krishna everyone, including ourselves, will be satisfied. > i...Read more...
Giving Up Illicit Sex-life- Taking Responsibility- The Vedic Solution Everyone’s need is sex life. Ahara-nidra-bhaya-maithunam. These are the bodily needs. So sastra has sanctioned, – All right. You can live peacefully by married life and have sex life for children, good children....Read more...
The drama began with the discovery that mankind is endowed with only 30,000 genes ( instead of the long anticipated 100,000+ ). This is similar to the number of genes in mice and the genes themselves, barring a few, are alike in both. Despite widespread public interest , scientific research in...Read more...
Mantra Wars and Mantra Weapons I will concentrate on the nature of mantras and how they were used in ancient times or in ‘Vedic’ civilizations that go back more than 5,000 years and were employed not only for spiritual emancipation but in military applications as well. In other...Read more...
Who is Krishna? Why do people dress in robes and chant His name on the streets? What is the philosophy of these Krishna devotees? What's the meaning of their chant? Krishna is a name of the Supreme. It means "all- attractive." Anything that might attract you has its source in the...Read more...
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), otherwise known as the Hare Krishna movement, includes five hundred major centers, temples and rural communities, nearly one hundred affilated vegetarian restaurants, thousands ofnamahattas or local meeting groups, a wide variety...Read more...
By editor, 29 March 2015 Searching for a guru Q: Hare Krsna! All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I have been "into" Krsna consciousness for eight years, I have been to temples, I stayed a couple of times at New Goloka in N.C., I have stayed down at the Potomac temple in Maryland. I...Read more...
By editor. 15 February 2015 Vedic tradition has an internal check system of truth validation. Guru (spiritual master), sastra (revealed scripture) and sadhu (holy persons) must be in harmony and then an issue can be accepted as verified. This principle also exists in other monotheistic...Read more...
By editor, 22 february 2015 Q: Is it really necessary to believe in God? A: Thank you for your enquiry. Belief is a relative thing, once we all believed that the world was flat now we know it to be round. So God's existence does not depend on our belief. There are many scriptural...Read more...
By editor, 29 january 2015 Q: Why is there sorrow, pain and death? Why is not there peace? It would be so much better if there was only happiness. A: Yes, this is an intelligent observation. The Vedic scriptures say that duhkha, suffering, is an inherent part of this material world....Read more...
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