Philosophy

Religion and Philosophy
By editor - 14.6 2015 Re-li-gion: The belief in, and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. Phi-los-o-phy: The study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence. From time immemorial the human race has acknowledged some form of...Read more...
Modern Education or Mass Execution
Be editor - 14.6 2015 In today’s world, education can be defined as the systematic distribution or the reception of knowledge in society, which is viewed from various perspectives based upon cultural values, language, people and religion. In many ancient cultures, education involved a...Read more...
God personally saves
By editor - 14.6 2015 Birbal, the favourite minister of Emperor Akbar; was an uncommon man of sound common sense. Many were the scintillating conversations the two had together; time seemed to fly when Akbar was in his company. One day Akbar said to Birbal, "I marvel at some of the...Read more...
Flora, Fauna and Climate in the Vedas
By editor - 14.6 2015 The main flora and fauna of the Vedic texts, back to the Rig Veda, is that of India. The flora in the Rig Veda includes such typical Indian species as lotuses (pushkar, padma), bamboo (vaamsha), durva, shara, and munja grasses, khadir, kimsuka and shalmali trees. The Vedic...Read more...
Sriya Suka
By Swami B.G. Narasingha - 14.6 2015 If you have been attending extensive hari-katha in recent years then you may have heard or read the story of Radha’s parrot generally known as Sriya Suka. The story is paraphrased as follows: One day Lord Siva was speaking the Bhagavatam...Read more...
Sri Lalita-devi and Srimati Radharani
By editor - 14.6 2015 Svarupa-damodara is the constant companion of Mahaprabhu in Puri. He is a scholar of the highest class and also a very good singer. Without consideration of his elevated social position, he will perform the simplest service. Svarupa-damodara is there always, everywhere...Read more...
Archaeology and Vaishnava Tradition
By Archaeological Survey of India - 14.6 2015 In one sense, the science of archaeology may be said to owe its advancement to a desire to test the authenticity of the sacred traditions. The results of explorations in Bible lands have partially justified expectations, and archaeology has...Read more...
Guru is One
By Swami B.G. Narasingha - 14.6 2015 The meaning of the phrase, ‘Guru is one’ is derived from the Sanskrit statement akhanda-guru-tattva. This means the undivided (akhanda) principle of the guru-tattva. This undivided guru-tattva manifests in three aspects, namely...Read more...
Vedas Says Caste by Birth is Unjust
By editor - 14.6 2015 When it comes to the sensitive topic of Varnashrama, or what many people call the caste system of India, we have seen so many talks over this issue, both pro and con, back and forth, this way and that. We all know that the Vedic system of Varnashrama has been mentioned in...Read more...
Nrsingha and Raganuga-bhakti
By editor - 14.6 2015 Bhaktivinoda Thakura initiated Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura with a Nrsingha mantra, and Bhaktisiddhanta in turn gave this mantra to some of his disciples. However, Nrsinghadeva is not a raga-marga deity. As Caitanya Vaishnavas, we do not worship him as our ista-...Read more...
Ekalavya and Arjuna
By editor - 14.6 2015 Many people consider Ekalavya’s 'guru-bhakti' to be ideal, but there is a unique deliberation concerning this topic. King Hiranyadhanu's son was named Ekalavya. Ekalavya was, by caste, a nisadha (candala). In order to learn astra-vidya, Prince...Read more...
Descriptions of Kali Yuga
By editor - 14.6 2015 “In the fourteenth chapter of the last canto of the "Paramahamsa Samhita" portion of the Vayu Purana, named "Sri Gauranga Candra Udaya", Lord Brahma prays to the Supreme Lord Sri Hari thus: "In the age of Kali, people are spontaneously...Read more...
Sri Krsna Janmastami
By Swami B.G. Narasingha - 14.6 2015 (The following is a public lecture by Srila B.G. Narasingha Maharaja on the occasion of Sri Krsna Janmastami, given on August 22nd 2011 at Govindaji Gardens) Today we are celebrating the appearance day of Lord Sri Krsna. Krsna appeared 5237 years...Read more...
Time
By Swami Bhakti Vigyan Bharati - 14.6 2015 What’s the role of time, in the material word, in the Krishna lilas, in the saints pastimes? My doubt comes because I see Sukadeva as disciple of Dhasaratha – in the lord Rama pastimes-, then I see Sukadeva telling the Bhagavatam to king...Read more...
Deviations of the Acarya
By editor, 14.6 2015  Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev Goswami Maharaj Darshan: We generally see that there is a tendency for the acarya to depend more on his own disciples. He likes to go on with their help according to his free will, but he may not rely much on godbrothers because...Read more...
The Case of Subhadra
By Swami B.G. Narasingha - 14.6 2015 This article is called The Case of Subhadra because what started off as a seemingly simple question with what would appear to be a straightforward answer, turned out to be a case study. The initial question was, "Is Subhadra Yogamaya?...Read more...
Cow – A Source Of Auspicious
By Hare Krishna dasi - 14.6 2015 Cow – A Source Of Auspicious Qualities In Human Society A chapter from Dr. Sahadeva Dasa's book entitled as Made for Each Other. In vedic society, the cow is not considered a money-making machine but a sacred animal, an entity who softens human...Read more...
Prasadam is Bhakti
By Tripurari Swami - 14.6 2015 Q & A with Swami B. V. Tripurari Q. Devotees are known for distributing delicious vegetarian food offered to Krishna with little or no charge to the public. In the West they have been doing this at their temples as well as at music festivals and other...Read more...
The Pandavas’ Dog
By editor - 14.6 2015 The Departure of Draupadi, Illustration from Barddhaman Mahabharata (Bangla) In the Mahaprasthanika Parva of the Mahabharata, the epic’s second to last chapter, there is a narration of events surrounding the final pastimes of the Pandavas and their ascent into the...Read more...
To Love God
By editor - 14.6 2015 It was Christ Jesus who first said "Love God with all thy heart, with all thy mind, with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and love man as thy brother." This is an absolute truth indeed; but different men put different interpretations to this noble...Read more...
The Spectrum of Faith
By Tripurari Swami - 14.6 2015   “Faith is the conviction behind sustained effort.” —Swami Tripurari, Bhagavad-gita: Its Feeling and Philosophy In a recent Twitter discussion, I posited that atheists do indeed have faith. Their faith is in reason and sense...Read more...
Who is Lord Balarama?
By editor - 14.6 2015   The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarama is His second body. They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord...Read more...
Who is Lord Krishna?
By editor - 14.6 2015 Krishna is God, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This fact is stated and corroborated in the Vedic scriptures and by various authorities. Lord Brahma in Brahma Samhita says, “Krishna who is known as Govinda is the Supreme Godhead. He has an eternal blissful...Read more...
The Guru Is Self-Effulgent
By Triputari Swami - 14.6 2015 "Guru is heavy, not light–heavy with knowledge and realization. This truth should be evident to all sincere, discerning Vaishnavas." Q. In his Chaitanya-caritamrita (Madhya 1.220 purport) Srila Prabhupada says that an acharya is self-effulgent...Read more...
Vaishnavism and Religious Equality
By editor, 14.6 2015 History shows us that numerous religions and cults existed throughout the ancient world. Some, such as those of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Mayans, Olmecs, Phoenicians, Babylonians and Assyrians were practiced for thousands of years and affected vast numbers of people....Read more...
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