Philosophy

Concentration on brahmacarya? Is it for you?
By editor - 9.10 2017 The whole world is absorbed in sense gratification of which the ultimate expression is gross sex life. Ravindra Svarupa Prabhu has summed it up nicely: “The idea that we can achieve happiness though the enjoyment of our senses, especially through that...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Sigmund Freud, Part 2
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) Syamasundara dasa: Freud contends that anxieties and tensions are caused by...Read more...
Chance and the Unity of Nature
By Sadaputa Dasa - 4.10 2017 From Back to Godhead “Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest idea what it means. —Bertrand Russell Throughout human history, philosophers and seekers of knowledge have sought to discover...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Sigmund Freud
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) Syamasundara dasa: Freud saw a conflict between the primal self, which he...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Jean-Paul Sartre, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.10 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XII. EXISTENTIALISM  Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) Syamasundara dasa: Sartre believes that the fate of the world...Read more...
Overcoming Material Desires
By Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami - 2.10 2017 Statement of the problem. What are we here for? Madhya‑lila: Chapter Twelve, Text 135 ei‑mata puradvara‑age patha yata sakala sodhila taha ke varnibe kata TRANSLATION Outside the gateway of the temple, aIl the roads were also.cleansed,...Read more...
Summaries of main Upanisads
Gopiparanadhana Dasa - 30.9 2017 Kena Upanisad This Upanisad explains the Supreme, but without revealing His personality directly. The Upanisad is in fact named after its first word, kena ("by whom?"), which is grammatically in an "oblique" case. The Supreme is "...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Jean-Paul Sartre, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.9 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XII. EXISTENTIALISM  Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) Syamasundara dasa: Sartre concludes that since things have no...Read more...
From Lust to Love–With Krsna’s Mercy
By Giriraj Swami - 29.9 2017 We read from Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chapter Three: “Karma-yoga.” TEXT 41 tasmat tvam indriyany adau niyamya bharatarsabha papmanam prajahi hy enam jnana-vijnana-nasanam TRANSLATION Therefore, O Arjuna, best of the Bharatas, in the very...Read more...
The City of Nine Gates
By Drutakarma Dasa - 29.9 2017 An allegory from the Srimad-Bhagavatam sheds light on the mind/body connection. This article was originally presented at ‘Toward a Science of Consciousness,’ an international conference attended by leading scientists, physicians, philosophers, and...Read more...
Diksa and Siksa
BY: PRAHLADA NRSIMHA DAS - 28.9 2017 Any of us generally knows the difference between diksa and siksa. And accepts the idea that we may have as many siksa-gurus as our situation and Krsna will make us have. Krsna can appear through anyone to teach us something. Even materialists, demons and...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Jean-Paul Sartre, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.9 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XII. EXISTENTIALISM  Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) Hayagriva dasa: Although man has no determined nature other...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Jean-Paul Sartre, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.9 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XII. EXISTENTIALISM  Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) Syamasundara dasa: Sartre maintains that man is condemned to be...Read more...
Fluidity in Guru-tattva
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 26.9 2017 Considering guru-tattva is a very fluid principle, in the sense that Sri Guru can appear in any number of ways, diksa, siksa, and even through speakers not immediately recognised as Sri Guru, it behooves our society not to overly legislate in that regard. If one...Read more...
Teachings from Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami
By Niranjana Swami - 25.9 2017 So, this afternoon I just opened up and started to read from this book Amrta-vani, teachings from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja. I read a lot from this book, I like different references that are given here. They are very philosophical and I...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Jean-Paul Sartre, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.9 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XII. EXISTENTIALISM  Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) Hayagriva dasa: Sartre believes that the task of existentialism...Read more...
Clear Conception of God
By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - 22.9 2017 By developing genuine devotional qualities, one’s understand of God becomes clear and perfectarjuna uvacasenayor ubhayor madhyeratham sthapaya me ‘cyutayavad etan nirikse ‘hamyoddhu-kaman avasthitankair...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Jean-Paul Sartre
Dialectical Spiritualism: Jean-Paul Sartre BY: SUN STAFF Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XII. EXISTENTIALISM  Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) Hayagriva dasa: Descartes and...Read more...
The Science of Shvetashvatara Upanishad
Posted by Karthikeyan Sreedharan - 20.9 2017 We have already studied the science of all the ten Principal Upaniṣads (Daśopaniṣads). Now, in this article we take up for study the Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad which does not belong to those ten, but is considered at par with them in view of the...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Soren Aabye Kierkegaard, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XII. EXISTENTIALISM  Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855) Syamasundara dasa: Whereas Hegel emphasized...Read more...
Significance of Sannyasa
Bhakti Rasamrita Swami - 19.9 2017 A Deeper Understanding of the Significance of Sannyasa (in Kali-yuga) Excerpt of a lecture given by HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami at the Sannyasa Candidate Training Seminar in Mayapura. There is a verse in the Puranas that states that sannyasa is...Read more...
The Transcendental Effects of the Holy Name
By editor - 19.9 2017 Sri Namamrta 1. The Holy Name Revives One’s Dormant, Eternal Krsna Consciousness 2. The Role of the Holy Name in the Progression of Devotional Service 3. The Holy Name Frees One from the Reactions to Sins 4. By Chanting the Holy Name, the Mind Becomes...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Soren Aabye Kierkegaard, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. XII. EXISTENTIALISM  Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855) Syamasundara dasa: Kierkegaard sees self-realization...Read more...
Healing
Purnacandra Goswami - 18.9 2017 The following is an excerpt from Purnacandra Goswami’s “Unspoken Obstacles on the Path to Bhakti” Thrown from the Horse Have you ever experienced an emotion rearing its head and throwing you? I was thrown off a horse at the age of twelve...Read more...
Traditional Source Of The Vedas
By editor - 15.9 2017 It may be asked, how were the Vedas established? What were their origins? What is their history? How were they divided and why does it seem that there are different paths to choose from within the Vedas? First of all there are two ways to answer these questions: one...Read more...
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