Philosophy

Egoism and Lethargy
Lecture by HH Radhanath Swami - 1.12 2017 Srila Prabhupada has told us that the culmination of all of our preaching in Krsna Consciousness is to induce people to wholeheartedly chant the holy names of Krsna. The chanting of the Holy names must continue. Srila Prabhupada said we can do...Read more...
The Advent of the Bhagavad-gita
By Giriraj Swami - 29.11 2017 The Advent of the Bhagavad-gita—Some Practical Guidance Today is the auspicious occasion of Gita Jayanti, the day Lord Krsna spoke the Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kuruksetra, the day of Moksada Ekadasi. To begin, we shall read...Read more...
The Structural Gambit for Celibacy and Chastity
By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi (Dr Vrinda Baxi) - 28.11 2017 Despite this fast changing world where promiscuity encouraged by the hedonist approach to life is overtaking almost everywhere, India still preserves its age old veneration towards celibacy. The vast majority of girls and boys...Read more...
The Pleasure Principle
By Uddhava Dasa - 27.11 2017 From Back to Godhead All conscious activity, whether in the course of duty or in defiance of duty depending upon the individual temperament is regulated by what Freud called the “pleasure principle.” Few will argue the fact that whatever action a...Read more...
SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
By Venugopal Acharya - 24.11 2017 Real happiness is more than the happiness enjoyed by animals.  A king enquired from a  learned sage, “I often wonder what happiness really is. O enlightened one, could you please reveal to me the secrets of happiness?”...Read more...
This is why Shiva is so relevant
  By editor - 24.11 2017 He is a deity of the eons, not just a historical or cultural image. Shiva is relevant to all of us as a formulation of the highest truth and consciousness, the spiritual power behind nature, and the deeper self-awareness beyond the known universe. If we...Read more...
Miniskirt
BY: SUGUNA KRISHNA DAS - 23.11 2017 This is a compilation of the quotes of Srila Prabhupada on 'miniskirt': Srila Prabhupada: ...People are trying sense gratification in so many ways, and now they have come to the last point: the naked dance and... what is that short skirt? ...Read more...
Encounter with conflicting roles
By Radheshyam Dasa - 23.11 2017 In the section below, I have shown, the relevant portions for our discussion on Conflicting roles of Sati: It is said, “Satī was very much anxious to see her relatives at her father’s house, but at the same time she was afraid of Lord Śiva...Read more...
Is it better to choose a guru born in a brahmana family?
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 23.11 2017 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura met with opposition when he had taken his disciples for braj mandal parikrama because many temple priests of Vrindavan were of the opinion that he should not have given brahminical threads to those who were not...Read more...
Who is a Yogi?
By Yogi Baba Prem - 22.11 2017 As practitioners of yoga, it is important to fully understand the tradition in which one’s particular teachings originate. Many terms from Sanatana Dharma have permeated the western consciousness- Guru, Pandit, and yoga to name a few- though their...Read more...
Theosophy Concluded – Part One
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.11 2017 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, 'Back to Godhead' - Volume 1, Part 9, March 1952. [This article also appeared as the final part of the article "Theosophy Ends in Vaishnavism" in Back to Godhead Vol I Parts I–IV published...Read more...
History of Asana and Exercise in India
By David Frawley - 17.11 2017 Adopted from Vedic Yoga: the Path of the Rishi In the following article, we will examine the origins of the asana side of Yoga in India, including relative to Vedic teachings. Asana is the aspect of Yoga least detailed in older Vedic and Yogic texts and is the...Read more...
Spiritual Fasting
By Yamuna Devi Dasi - 17.11 2017 From Back to Godhead With spiritual fasting, you may not make headlines, but you’ll make headway on the path back to Godhead. What do Mahatma Gandhi, Dick Gregory, Jane Fonda, Norman Mailer, Bolivian dissidents, British suffragettes, and Irish...Read more...
Happiness in Devotional Service
By Romapada Swami - 16.11 2017 Question: Experiencing happiness within devotional service: Is that considered selfish? I get so much happiness with devotional service. However, I fear that if it is a selfish desire rather sincere motivation to please Krsna. How can I differentiate and...Read more...
Chakras
By editor - 15.11 2017 The connection between subtle and gross bodies             Many alternative forms of medicine in their analysis and treatment of disease now stress the connection between the subtle and gross bodies.  In...Read more...
 Vedic Cosmography and Astronomy
 Sadaputa das - 14.11 2017 Roughly speaking, by the "dimensionality" of space we mean the degree of access to other places that is possible at any given place for a conscious observer. This degree of access depends on the sensory arrangement of the observer, and thus we...Read more...
Choosing Your Authority
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 14.11 2017 One of the most fragile aspects of devotee interaction is the subject of obedience. Obedience to authority and obedience to devotee consensus is not always easy. Cooperation need not be blind. Lord Chaitanya showed us how. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was most...Read more...
After the Disappearance of Sri Guru
By Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja - 13.11 2017 Part One: The Greatest Sorrow Edited by Madhavananda Das In Caitanya-caritāmṛta, madhya 8.248, it is mentioned how once Mahaprabhu asked Ray Ramananda, duḥkha-madhye kona duḥkha haya gurutara?— “Which...Read more...
IS HINDUISM CASTEIST
By editor - 8.11 2017 A perspective on the old allegation against Hinduism. Recently my attention was drawn to a political contro versy in South India. A few ‘lower caste’ men led an agitation. demanding the right to touch the deities and perform worship in a famous Krsna temple...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 11
BY: SUN STAFF The last in a series of Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS  Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961) Hayagriva dasa: Jung writes: "It is...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.11 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS  Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961) Hayagriva dasa: In one of his last books. The Undiscovered...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.11 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS  Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961) Hayagriva dasa: Jung classifies five types of rebirth. One...Read more...
Reiki History and Practice
By Bhanu Swami - 2.11 2017 History In the mid 1800’s Mikao Usui, began his quest to discover the secrets of healing.  He spent some time as a child in the Tendai Buddhist monastery and later utilized his knowledge from Buddhism.  It is said he found certain texts, which...Read more...
Kartika does not end on the last day of Kartika!
By Giriraj dasa - 2.11 2017 There so many benedictions for the month of Kartika and we get constant reminders via email, messages on mobile and so many other mediums. The list grows only bigger by the day. “In the month of Kartik, which is very dear to Sri Hari, one who bathes early...Read more...
Misunderstood Renunciation
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 2.11 2017 Does anyone aspire to become a sannyasi? Simply having this ambition in the first place is not the desire of a truly renounced person. On the other hand, all those who relish genuine taste in Krishna consciousness, will know what proper renunciation is. For...Read more...
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