Philosophy

GLORIFICATION OF SRI SITA-RAMA
By Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja - 11.8 2017 Mathura, April 13, 2000 After Ravana was killed, Sita devi had to undergo the agni pariksa, fire test. Of course, Maya-Sita entered the fire, and the real Sita devi remained unharmed – proving that she was completely...Read more...
WHO IS LORD NRSIMHADEVA?
By Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja - 11.8 2017 (An Appearance Day Lecture) [This year, 2017, the divine appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva is on May 9 (in Vrindavan). The following is Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja’s lecture on the Lord’s glories, given on...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Karl Marx, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.8 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: Well, the goal is the production of goods for the material...Read more...
Management: Material or Spiritual?
By Bhurijana dasa - 10.8 2017 Management to facilitate preaching is spiritual, not material. Srila Prabhupada: Everywhere, in the office, there is some immediate boss. So you have to please him. That is service. Suppose in office, in a department there is office superintendent. And if you...Read more...
Is forgiveness practical?
By Chaitanya Charan das - 10.8 2017 Question: Spiritual wisdom-traditions often glorify forgiveness as a virtue, but isn’t it impractical and foolish to forgive someone who repeatedly hurts us? Answer: When someone hurts us, forgiving that person is our best response. But often our...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Karl Marx, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.8 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 felt that it was the mode of production that...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Karl Marx, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.8.2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. X. COMMUNISM  Karl Marx (1818-1883) Hayagriva dasa: Marx felt that both Christian and Jew should cast off their...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Karl Marx, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.8 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) Hayagriva dasa: For Marx, there is nothing spiritual in the universe. He...Read more...
The Science of Taittiriya Upanishad
By Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 3.8 2017 Taittirīya Upaniṣad consists of three discourses of Taittirīya Āraṇyaka which belongs to Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda. The focal areas in this Upaniṣad are rules of conduct and nature of Brahma. Popular instructions like ‘Satyaṃ vada, dharmaṃ cara; mātṛdevo...Read more...
Insoluble Issues
BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS - 3.8 2017 Concerning the origin of the jiva, for those who never read my past article on this subject on another newspaper or don't have time to do it, I will resume now very briefly the two main insoluble problems related to this idea of the jiva coming from...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Karl Marx
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.8 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) Hayagriva dasa: Marx was a descendent of rabbis on both sides of his family,...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Auguste Comte, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IX. UTILITARIANISM AND POSITIVISM  Auguste Comte (1798 - 1857) Hayagriva dasa: Comte felt that love of God is...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Auguste Comte, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IX. UTILITARIANISM AND POSITIVISM  Auguste Comte (1798 - 1857) Hayagriva dasa: Comte felt that it was the working man, the...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Auguste Comte, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IX. UTILITARIANISM AND POSITIVISM  Auguste Comte (1798 - 1857) Syamasundara dasa: Comte believed that social...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Auguste Comte
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.8 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IX. UTILITARIANISM AND POSITIVISM  Auguste Comte (1798 - 1857) Hayagriva dasa: Comte is the French founder of...Read more...
Description of Goloka
By editor - 31.7 2017 1 Sri Narada said: Asked by whom, and for what reason did Lord Krsna, the master of the universes, come to the earth? O best of the knowers of the Vedas, please tell. 2 Sri Narayana Rsi said: In ancient times, during the Varaha-kalpa, bearing a great burden and filled...Read more...
IS God a Person or Energy?
By editor - 31.7 2017 Excerpt from the Bhagavad-Gita As it Is 7.7: Chapter 7: Knowledge of the Absolute TEXT 7 mattah parataram nanyat kincid asti dhananjaya mayi sarvam idam protam sutre mani-gana iva SYNONYMS mattah—beyond Myself; parataram—superior; na—not;...Read more...
Vedic Conception of Sound in Four Features
Jahnava Nitai Das - 14.7 2017   Originally published in "Tattva Prakasha" Volume 1, Issue 7;  In the Vedantic traditions sound is considered one of the most important principles of existence, as it is both the source of matter and the key to become free from it. One who...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: John Stuart Mill, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.7 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IX. UTILITARIANISM AND POSITIVISM  John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) Hayagriva dasa: Mill certainly did not see God...Read more...
Matter and Karma
By Bhanu Swami - 13.7 2017 Karma – Activities of the Conditioned Soul Ignorance of Krsna Desire to Enjoy Material body Identity with body Desire to enjoy in body Action to get enjoyment Immediate Experience Of enjoyment Or suffering Attachment to objects causing...Read more...
The Science of Prashna Upanishad
By Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 12.7 2017 Praśna Upaniṣad is one of the three Principal Upaniṣads belonging to Atharva Veda; we have already seen two, Māṇḍūkya and Muṇḍaka. Praśna in Sanskrit means question; this Upaniṣad is fully set in question-answer format and hence the name. In this...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: John Stuart Mill
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. IX. UTILITARIANISM AND POSITIVISM  John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) Hayagriva dasa: In Essay on Nature, Mill writes: "The...Read more...
Declaring Our Dependence on God
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.7 2017 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Back To Godhead, Vol. 11, No. 7, July 1, 1976 Two hundred years ago, Americans fought the War of Independence to assure life, liberty, and happiness in a fledgling nation. In a conversation with the Back To Godhead staff...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.7 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VIII. EVOLUTIONARY NATURALISM  Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) Hayagriva dasa: One last point on...Read more...
Resolved to Live The Life of The Soul
By Visakha Devi Dasi - 10.7 2017 From Back to Godhead The desire to be soul-conscious inspires a move to a soul-compatible place. “The soul [jivatma] is unborn, eternal, immortal, and primeval. It does not die when the body dies.” (Bhagavad-gita 2.20) I first heard details...Read more...
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