Philosophy

Brahma-loka vs. Vaikuntha-loka
By Romapada Swami - 10.7 2017 Q. I encountered a verse that seemingly contradicts a verse in the Bhagavad Gita. and I was wondering if you could help me to understand how to reconcile these two verses. Srimad Bhagavatam (Canto 2, chapter 2, text 27) “In that planet of Satyaloka,...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.7 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: Nietzsche was greatly...Read more...
“Us” and “Them”
By Niranjana Swami - 7.7 2017 The following is a partially edited transcription of a lecture on SB 10.58-8-10, given in Chowpatty. Radhanath Swami’s lecture is also included. tam aha prema-vaiklavya- ruddha-kanthasru-locana smaranti tan bahunklesan klesapayatma-darsanam “...Read more...
Freewill of a Molecule
By Vrndavanlila Devi Dasi (Dr Vrinda Baxi) - 5.7 2017 The tussle between “freewill” and “destiny” has been primordial. There is one famous Greek play titled “Oedipus Rex” by Sophocles. The main character Oedipus has the tragic destiny of marrying his...Read more...
The Art of Meaningful Friendship
By editor - 5.7 2017 (Notes from a class given by Hari Pārṣada Dāsa on 2nd July 2017 at the home of Narottam Prabhu and Manjari Mataji) Basic Principle 1: Every relationship has an expiry date attached to it: bandhu-jñāty-ari-madhyastha-mitrodāsīna-vidviṣaḥ Translation: In this...Read more...
Life From Chemicals — Fact of Fantasy?
By Madhudvisa dasa - 4.7 2017    Did chemical reactions among randomly distributed molecules in the earth’s primordial ocean produce the first living cells? Little more than a century ago, science began to entertain notions of life arising from inert che­micals. Through...Read more...
Who Will Surrender to Krishna?
By Madhudvisa dasa - 4.7 2017 In Chapter 7 Text 15 of the Bhagavad-gita Krishna lists four types of miscreants were mentioned who will never surrender: The grossly foolish The lowest of mankind Those whose knowledge is stolen by illusion And those who partake of the atheistic...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.7 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: Nietzsche was not...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.7 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: Whereas Schopenhauer spoke...Read more...
Sacred Sound
By Satyaraja Dasa - 1.7 2017 Kirtana (pronounced keer-ton-uh) is a Sanskrit word that means “praise” or “glory.” The more common Hindi pronunciation is “keer-ton,” dropping the final “a.” Simply understood, it is a form of song that centers on...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Samuel Alexander, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.6 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VIII. EVOLUTIONARY NATURALISM  Samuel Alexander (1859-1938) Syamasundara dasa: Alexander sees the freedom of the...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Samuel Alexander, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.6 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VIII. EVOLUTIONARY NATURALISM  Samuel Alexander (1859-1938) Hayagriva dasa: Within the same book, Space, Time and...Read more...
Worshiping the Demigods
By Madhudvisa dasa - 30.6 2017 We are living in the material world and every aspect of this world is being managed and maintained by intelligent persons. That is our experience here. If you go into some large department store it is not that everything is going on automatically. No. There is...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Samuel Alexander, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.6 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VIII. EVOLUTIONARY NATURALISM  Samuel Alexander (1859-1938) Hayagriva dasa: Alexander sees God's body as...Read more...
The Flight of the Soul
By Vicitravirya Dasa From Back to Godhead Through the ages Western man has alternately pondered or ignored death, the most persistent yet least understood fact of our existence. In the year A.D. 138, the great Roman emperor Hadrian lay dying in a villa overlooking the Bay of Naples....Read more...
Gundica Marjana
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.6 2017 Lord Caitanya's Pastimes in Jagannatha Puri,  from Caitanya-caritamrta, Madyam lila. "Now please hear about Lord Jagannatha's going to the Gundica temple while Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu danced before the Ratha car. The Lord performed kirtana...Read more...
Heart of a Vaishnava revealed
By Giriraj Das - 27.6 2017 We often read and hear, how being a devotee, our heart should be soft, full of humility and compassion for others. Sometime we are not even sure where to draw the final line as there are different instructions for devotees at different levels of consciousness. We...Read more...
Call Each Other Gopi?
By Khonika Gope-Kumar - 27.6 2017 “Wow! You look like a beautiful gopi!” “The sweetest gopi ever :-) ” Two of my “devotee” girlfriends recently commented on a Facebook picture of mine. And that left me very uncomfortable. Though since childhood, I was...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Samuel Alexander, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.6 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VIII. EVOLUTIONARY NATURALISM  Samuel Alexander (1859-1938) Syamasundara dasa: During Alexander's day, people...Read more...
Yoga and Peace
By Satyaraja Dasa - 26.6 2017 As a teenager coming of age in the 1960s, I was preoccupied with spirituality. I had become disinterested in the mainstream religion of my forbears, and I was passionately looking for a path that spoke directly to me as an individual. I didn’t want some...Read more...
Dharma - Karma - Samsara
By editor - 23.6 2017 Dharma - Karma - Samsara: The System Of Cosmic Justice Every civilized society has systems assuring its smooth work and protecting it from various negative influences. These systems are known as law-giving (parliament), executive (government, police) and penitentiary...Read more...
New Age vs. Vedic tradition
By Jayasri Radha - 23.6 2017 srutam etan maya purvam jnanam vijnana-samyutam dharmam bhagavatam suddham naradad deva-darsanat Prahlada Maharaja continued: I received this knowledge from the great saint Narada Muni, who is always engaged in devotional service. This knowledge, which is...Read more...
Atheism
By editor - 23.6 2017 People in this age eat their food without washing beforehand. Monks break their vows of celibacy. Cows are kept alive only for their milk. Water is scarce. Many people watch the skies, praying for rain. No rain comes. The fields become barren. Suffering from famine and...Read more...
What is the history of Gaudiya Sampradaya?
By editor - 22.6 2017 Gaudiya Vaishnavism (also known as Chaitanya Vaishnavism and Hare Krishnas) is a Vaishnava religious movement founded by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534) in India in the 16th century. Caitanya Mahaprabhu rejuvenated the culture of Krsna bhakti....Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Samuel Alexander, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.6 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VIII. EVOLUTIONARY NATURALISM  Samuel Alexander (1859-1938) Syamasundara dasa: Alexander maintains that new...Read more...
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