Philosophy

A Few Words on Humility
By Satyaraja Dasa (Steven J. Rosen) - 26.1 2018 I recently heard a woman say, “least but not last.” She meant to say the usual, “last but not least,” but somehow, due to a slip of the lip, or perhaps because of some mild form of dyslexia, she inverted the words...Read more...
Ahankara – Foundational principle of our material existence
Submitted by Jaganmohini devi dasi - 25.1 2018 Following are the excerpts from S.B 4.7.33 lecture given by Sripada maharaj at Zurich during Sept. 2001. They are adapted from the book ‘ Sripada in Switzerland’ published by Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata. ——...Read more...
Beyond Sectarianism
By editor - 25.1 2018 Edited from a lecture by Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa It is normally taken by people that religion means a type of faith, but this is not actually the real meaning of religion. In the introduction to the Bhagavad Gita As It Is, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...Read more...
The Secret of Long Life
By editor - 25.1 2018 Selected articles from the magazine "Sree Sajjana-Toshani" or "The Harmonist" ~Edited by Paramahamsa Paribrajakacharyya Sri Srimad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharaj, published between 1927 – 1936 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati (...Read more...
Transcendental Religion
By editor - 25.1 2018 His Divine Grace BHAKTISIDDHANTA SARASVATI THAKURA PRABHUPADA Place: Sri Caitanya Matha, Sridhama Mayapur Time: Tuesday, 24th February, 1925 The nondevotional endeavors against service to Lord Krishna: The son of the King of Vraja is the transcendental cupid,...Read more...
Vedic Origins of the Europeans: the Children of Danu
By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 25.1 2018 This article shows how the Proto-European Aryans, like the Celts, were originally a Vedic people called the Danavas or Sudanavas (good Danavas) connected to Vedic kings, sages and yogis. It is adapated from Frawley’s Rig Veda...Read more...
Modern Science and Vedic Science
By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 24.1 2018 Vedic Science and the Pursuit of Truth Real science consists of an objective pursuit of truth through observation and experimentation. It occurs apart from any beliefs or preconceptions about what it is going to find. It is based upon...Read more...
A Vedic Consecration to the Spiritual Heart
By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 22.1 2018 Vedic Yoga and the Spiritual Heart The heart (hridaya) is the seat of the Self or Atman in Vedantic thought. Realization of the Self in the heart is the main Vedantic formulation of Moksha or liberation. The Upanishads laud...Read more...
The Disappearance Day of acharya
Parishads: Sri Visvanatha Cakravarti, Sri Pundarika Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunandana Thakur, and Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami BY: SUN STAFF - 22.1 2018 Lord Chaitanya's Sankirtan Party  Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta, c. 1895  British Museum Collection   The...Read more...
Hope: The Bedrock of Spiritual Progress
By Vishakha Devi Dasi - 22.11 2018 From Back to Godhead To ensure the health of our spiritual life, we must transform material hope into spiritual hope. Hope—the recognition within the human heart that something better is attainable—can mean the difference between life and...Read more...
Wonderful Krsna
By Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami - 19.1 2018 From Back to Godhead If God is inconceivable, as the scriptures state, can we really know anything about Him? Sri Isopanisad states that Krsna is simultaneously very far away and very close. The Vedic scripturesencourage us: The best way...Read more...
Don’t Compromise Your Principles
By Mahatma das - 19.1 2018 Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other. ~ Mark Twain The first thing Srila Prabhupada explained to a friend of mine in their three hour meeting on how to run his business was this: “Don’t compromise your...Read more...
Vedic Yoga and the Three Gunas
By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) - 18.1 2018 Vedic Deities The Vedas present a vast pantheon of deities (devatas) on many different levels, often said to be innumerable or infinite in number. For a specific number the Gods are said to be 3339 in total. This number is clearly a play on...Read more...
Why Varna is Not Caste
By editor - 16.1 2018 The Four Varna system reflects a deep ecological and yogic vision of social and universal unity very different from the divisive idea of caste by birth. The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by IndiaFacts: The Four Varna system of...Read more...
An Essential Service
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.1 2018 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 'Back To Godhead', Nov 05, 1956, Vol. 03, No. 11. "Back to Godhead" is published fortnightly to enlighten modern leaders, religionists, philosophers and the people in general on Rational Theism. It is...Read more...
False Idea
BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS - 11.1 2018 We all know that we came into this material world and fell down in a conditioned state because we developed envy towards Krsna. We wanted to be Krsna ourselves or we just simply refused to contribute to His happiness. There are many scenarios. Srila...Read more...
WHEN ALLAH ACCEPTS RASAGULLA
By editor - 9.1 2018 One look at Dr Zakir Naik’s fiery speech in the high-tech video, “Allah in the Vedas” and we are left wondering, “Is Allah really mentioned in Vedas?” Dr Naik emphatically claims that the four Vedas and the Upanishads that are sacred to the...Read more...
KRISHNA IN QURAN
By editor - 9.1 2018 Why the reticent Moshin from Iran is now known as Dhananjaya? He is well read in the scriptures of their native religion, but most importantly, he is open minded, and he is the fortunate recipients of the mercy of Lord Krishna. God is understood by different religions...Read more...
HAMSA RAHASYA: The Secret of Hamsa
By Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 9.1 2018 Shiva Yoga and Hamsa The Hamsa is one of the key concepts in Vedic, Yogic and Tantric thought. Along with the Kundalini, it holds many secrets of deeper Yoga practices. Indeed without understanding the Hamsa, the Kundalini force...Read more...
Fulfilling our longing for love
By Chaitanya Charan das - 8.1 2018 Love is our innermost longing. Gita wisdom declares that our longing for love is best fulfilled when we learn to love Krishna. Let’s understand this central Gita teaching in five parts: Loving Krishna enables our love to break free from all...Read more...
Western Esoteric Traditions
By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 5.1 2018 Global Esoteric Traditions Esoteric, mystical, and occult traditions have been widely connected worldwide as far back as we can trace their history. These often secret teachings cross over realms of healing, astrology, alchemy, Yoga,...Read more...
Secrets of the Five Pranas
By David Frawley - 5.1 2018 Following article by David Frawley adopted from his book Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-realization All that exists in the three heavens rests in the control of Prana. As a mother her children, oh Prana, protect us and give us splendor and wisdom...Read more...
The Secret of the Soma Plant
By editor - 5.1 2018 Note: the following article is based upon Vamadeva’s extensive study of Vedic texts in the original Sanskrit and his work with Ayurveda and herbs. Soma is a great deity, cosmic power and spiritual principle in Vedic thought. It also had its counterpart in the...Read more...
Philosophical Problems Within Social Awareness
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.1 2018 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuada, from 'Back To Godhead', Apr 20, 1956, Vol. 03, No. 04. (470th Birth Anniversary of Lord Chaitanya) Albandaru Shri Jamunacharya said in his Stotraratna (In Devanagari:) ullanghita-trividha-sima-samatisayi...Read more...
Daikshika - Initiation
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.1 2018 Hari Bhakti-vilasa by Gopala Bhatta Goswami, translated by Kusakratha dasa. Second Vilasa Daikshika - Initiation 1. I offer my respectful obeisances to Sri Krishna Caitanyadeva, the master of the worlds, by whose mercy even a dog can easily swim across the...Read more...
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