Philosophy

Anger Management
By Syamananda Dasa - 24.4 2018 From Back to Godhead There are at least 300 books available at your online bookseller dealing with anger. Many of them just contain pop-culture variety of self-help advice on the dangers of uncontrolled anger. Anger is just one letter short of danger as these...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 28
BY: SUN STAFF - 23. 42018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Fourth Adhyâya – Fifth Brâhmana 1:4:5:1 - 1. When...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 27
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.4 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Fourth Adhyâya – Fourth Brâhmana 1:4:4:1 - 1. That...Read more...
The Transcendental Trend in Science
By Damodara Dasa and Jagajivana Dasa - 23.4 2018 From Back to Godhead For a long time scientists have been asking,  What’s going on? And some of them  have tried to find out,  What’s behind it all? Sir Isaac Newton once made a remarkable model of the solar...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 26
By editor - 20.4 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Fourth Adhyâya – Third Brâhmana 1:4:3:1 - 1. The fire...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 25
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Fourth Adhyâya – Second Brâhmana, Part Two 1:4:2:6...Read more...
The Authority of the Puranas
By Srila Jiva Goswami - 19.4 2018 From Back to Godhead The preeminent philosopher in Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s line explains why, in this age, the Puranas are essential for accessing the Absolute Truth. [Excerpted from Sri Tattva-sandarbha, by Srila Jiva Goswami, translation and...Read more...
Degree of advancement of spiritual master?
Answer by His Holiness Romapada Swami - 19.4 2018 Does spiritual advancement depend on the degree of advancement of the spiritual master? Question: Srila Prabhupada said in certain places that one should accept a spiritual master whose guidance will make one’s life perfect....Read more...
Lord Buddha: Making the Faithless Faithful
By Mayapur-shashi Dasa - 13.4 2018 From Back to Godhead Reflections on an article written by Srila Prabhupada in 1956 and on how we as Vaishnavas should think of Lord Buddha today. In the May 5, 1956, issue of Back to Godhead, Srila Prabhupada published his article “Lord...Read more...
Mantra Yoga & Shakti Mantras
By David Frawley - 12.4 2018 Adapted from book Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound Shakti Bija Mantras Besides the mantric power of letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, there is another series of powerful bija or single-syllable mantras, which consist of several vowels or consonants. These come...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 24
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.4 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Fourth Adhyâya – Second Brâhmana 1:4:2:1 - 1. Now...Read more...
The Story of Shaubhari Muni
By Radhanath Swami - 12.4 2018 (SB 11.10.17) Translation Although the performer of fruitive activities desires perpetual happiness, it is clearly observed that materialistic workers are often unhappy and only occasionally satisfied, thus proving that they are not independent or in...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 23
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.4 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Fourth Adhyâya – First Brâhmana, Part Two 1:4:1:18...Read more...
The Laws of Bhakti
By Mukundamala Dasa - 10.4 2018 From Back to Godhead Far from being a sentimental activity, devotional service is based on well-defined principles that systematically guide a practitioner to ultimate perfection. Discussions about the relationship between science and religion usually end...Read more...
Isn’t renunciation a sign of frustration?
By Chaitanya Charan das - 10.4 2018 Question: Doesn’t renunciation indicate an absence of the will to keep fighting amidst frustration? Short Answer: Not necessarily. Renunciation can also be a sign of realization; it can indicate the presence of the insight that there is more to...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 22
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.4 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Fourth Adhyâya – First Brâhmana 1:4:1:1 - 1. He...Read more...
Egoism and Lethargy
Lecture by HH Radhanath Swami - 9.4 2018 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 without...Read more...
Sanatana-Dharma: Its Real Meaning
By Sri Nandanandana das - 9.4 2018 When it comes to understanding the meaning of Sanatana-dharma, we have to be aware of its Sanskrit definition. The root of the word dharma comes from dhri, which means to uphold or maintain. The Sanskrit says dharayati iti dharmaha, which translates as...Read more...
For the love of wisdom
By Kripamoya Das - 9. 4 2018 Philosophy – from the Greek words: philo – love of, affinity for; sophos – wisdom. Philosophy – the love of wisdom Wisdom – from the Old Norse visdomr – the ability to think and act...Read more...
Fanaticism in religion
By editor - 6.4 2018 1. Definition of religion Religion (from Latin 're-ligio': re - again, legare - connect) denotes reunion of individual living beings (jiva, atma) with supreme living being, God. "Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while...Read more...
RETURNING HOME TO FREEDOM
By Venugopal Achrya - 6.4 2018  A ten-year-old wonders, “Will Krishna recognize us when we return to Him?” “Oh, these ropes of desires are strange indeed! A person tightly bound by them runs all around seeking happiness, but one freed from them stays calmly in one...Read more...
Why Guru Purnima is unique to Hindu dharma
By Dr David Frawley - 5.4 2018 Many religions honour their founder or great teacher in various ways. Hindu dharma is perhaps unique in honouring the guru or spiritual master as a principle in itself beyond any particular personality, philosophy or revelation. The true guru is a position of...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 21
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.4 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Third Adhyâya – Fifth Brâhmana THE KINDLING OF THE...Read more...
There is no question of enmity between Krishna’s servants
Smita Krishna Dasa - 3.4 2018 The association of devotees is the most important element in learning Krishna Consciousness way of life. By association with undesirable companions we have learned so many bad habits and similarly by association with pure persons or devotees we can become...Read more...
The Pandavas' Dog
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.4 2018 Yudhistira and his Dog, Ascending to Heaven   Apr 02, 2018 — CANADA (SUN) — The dog that followed the Pandavas on their final pilgrimage. In the Mahaprasthanika Parva of the Mahabharata, the epic's second to last chapter, there is a...Read more...
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