Philosophy

Wonder of Creation
By Pran Gopinath Das - 31.10 2017 The universe around us appears to be orderly and symmetrical. The planets rotate perfectly in their orbits. Our bodies possess complex circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems. Even the atoms are highly structured. All this suggests that the universe...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.10 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) Syamasundara dasa: Jung noticed male and female...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.10 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 believes that we are reborn because we...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.10 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 speaks of the paradox of death: from...Read more...
Controlling our urges
By Subhag Swami - 27.10 2017 Question: Maharaj, sometimes we try to restrain our urges such as eating less. For some time we can but after a while we feel dissatisfied and cannot continue with our practices. How can we practically apply this in our lives and maintain the standard? Answer:...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.10 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: When in Calcutta in 1938, Jung met some...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.10 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: Recalling his difficulties in understanding...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.10 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) Syamasundara dasa: Jung states that there are two basic...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.10 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) Syamasundara dasa: Psychologists say that the...Read more...
Words of wisdom from Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura - 19.10 2017 1. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend the kirtana of the devotees can succeed. 2. Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place of pilgrimage. 3. Possession of objects not related to...Read more...
Brahma sutras (Vedanta sutras)
By editor - 18.10 2017 The Brahma sutras consists of 555 aphoristic verses (sutras) in four chapters. These verses are primarily about the nature of human existence and universe, and ideas about the metaphysical concept of Ultimate Reality called Brahman. The first chapter discusses the...Read more...
Three modes of material nature
By Chirag Dangarwala - 18.10 2017 In Bhagavad-Gita 14th Chapter, Lord Krishna explains the three modes of natures that are controlling the activities of all the living entities in the material world. Lord Krishna says, sattvaḿ rajas tama iti guṇāḥ prakṛti-sambhavāḥ nibadhnanti mahā-...Read more...
REINCARNATION – FACT OR FICTION?
By editor - 17.10 2017 Who am I? The science of the soul- of our Journey of Self Discovery course at the Ruparel College, a young boy raised his hand and claimed to be a case of reincarnation. An uneasy silence filled the room; is this someone trying to grab attention? But for those who knew...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Carl Jung
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.10 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 gave the following criticism of...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Sigmund Freud, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS  Sigmund Freud (1856-1934) Hayagriva dasa: Freud writes: "The believer will not let his faith be...Read more...
Ten Subjects of Srimad-Bhagavatam
By editor - 16.10 2017 The Bhagavata Purana, commonly referred to as the Srimad-Bhagavatam, is considered the ripened fruit of all Vedic knowledge. Sri Vyasa Muni, the compiler of the Vedic texts, advises us as follows: nigama-kalpa-taror galitam phalam shuka-mukhad amrita-drava-samyutam...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Sigmund Freud, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.10 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS  Sigmund Freud (1856-1934) Hayagriva dasa: Freud further writes: "The riddles of the...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Sigmund Freud, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.10 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS  Sigmund Freud (1856-1934) Syamasundara dasa: For Freud, the sexual energy, or libido, is...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Sigmund Freud, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.10 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS  Sigmund Freud (1856-1934) Hayagriva dasa: It has often been noted — initially by...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Sigmund Freud, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.10 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XIII. PSYCHOANALYSIS  Sigmund Freud (1856-1934) Syamasundara dasa: Freud felt that most of our problems, which...Read more...
Which is superior: fate or one’s own exertion and effort?
By Bhayahari Dasa - 10.10 2017 From Back to Godhead Are we simply puppets, helplessly manipulated by the strings of our past activities? I look on with dismay as the tow truck drives away with the wreck that used to be our car. “It’s all right,” my wife tries to...Read more...
Sudy of Bhakti Rasamrta-sindhu
By editor - 10.10 2017 Summary study of Srila Rupa Goswami’s ‘Bhakti Rasamrta-sindhu’ NECTAR OF DEVOTION Class notes from: Bhurijana prabhu and Giriraja Swami We begin this study of Nectar of Devotion, summary study of Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu of Srila Rupa Goswami, by...Read more...
When our ‘failure’ is a success
By Vraja Bihari Das - 9.10 2017 We are afraid to make chanting our number one priority in life because of the fear of failure. Chanting Hare Krishna can be the most humbling experience, especially if we make it the most important goal of our life. Krishna is inaccessible to the conditioned...Read more...
Belief in Reincarnation
Bradley Malkovsky - 9.10 2017 Belief in Reincarnation and Some Unresolved Questions in Catholic Eschatology Mainstream Christianity has always rejected reincarnation teaching in all its varieties, e.g., Greco-Roman, Albigensian, Hindu, Buddhist, New Age, etc. as being incompatible with the...Read more...
The Reincarnation(s) of Jaya and Vijaya
Steven J. Rosen - 9.10 2017 The Reincarnation(s) of Jaya and Vijaya: A Journey through the Yugas Journal of Vaishnava Studies, New York, NY, USA Among the earliest reincarnation narratives found in India’s Puranic texts, we find the stories of Jaya and Vijaya, the two gatekeepers of...Read more...
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