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SAIVA SIDDHANTA
By editor - 19.9 2019 Saiva Siddhanta is a bhakti (loving devotion) tradition. This system is a dualist (this is somewhat problematic but will be discussed in the section on philosophy) form of Saivism that has ancient roots in north India, though is most popular now in southern Tamil regions of India (Prentiss 1996). The goal of this system is ultimately liberation (moksa) from the cycle of rebirth, achieved through the Lord (Siva). Hillary Rodrigues translates Saiva Siddhanta to mean “...Read more...
How to Eat Healthy
By editor - 19.9 2019 We celebrate the art of everyday cooking as a sacred experience. It’s not just about mixing in spices and veggies.  There is something more. It also a science also of healthful living.  The Vedas, especially Ayurveda describes in great detail about...Read more...
Meditation in Yoga and Ayurveda
By Dr. David Frawley - 19.9 2019 Meditation is the key practice of traditional Yoga and the prime factor behind an authentic Ayurvedic lifestyle. Meditation goes to the root of our consciousness and prana, connecting us to our higher Self and aligning us with the healing and...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Goloka Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 57. Following the passage from Jaiva Dharma presented in the last segment, in this chapter our main character, Vijaya-kumara becomes fully...Read more...
Priti (Love)
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2019 National Museum Collection, India By Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura. The sweetness of the word "love" Love is a very sweet word. When it is spoken, a very sweet mood arises in the hearts of both the speaker and the listeners. Though few are...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement: Rama Bhakti, Part 1
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Ramananda (1400 – 1476 A.D.) A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. Ramananda was one of the most prominent preachers of Bhakti in northern India in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, and is considered one of the main...Read more...
Colloquies With Foreigners
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, originally published in The Harmonist (Sree Sajjanatoshani), December 26, 1935.   Interview of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta by Mr. Willion Henri Jan Vandor Stok of Batavia Q: -- Your Holiness, kindly enlighten me...Read more...
King Alark's Queries about Yoga
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Yogic Austerities Lithograph by Forbes, c. 1812   A summary of the pastimes of King Alark, from the Markandeya Purana, in which the sage Markandeya answers queries put forth by the sage Jaimini.   KING ALARK RECEIVES A RING After reaching...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Goloka Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.5 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 56. In chapter thirty-one of Jaiva Dharma there is an extensive discussion of Goloka Vrndavana, which has the power to manifest itself anywhere the...Read more...
Why do we hate?
By Syamananda Dasa - 18.9 2019   “No one is born hating another because of the color of his skin/ his background/ or his religion. People must learn to hate/ and if they can learn to hate/ they can be taught to love/ for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its...Read more...
The Terrors of Kali-yuga
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2019 Veda Vyasa Envisions Kali Yuga A brief description of the hellish conditions at the close of Kali-yuga, from Srimad Bhagavatam, 12th Canto, Chapter 2 Summary: "Sukadeva Gosvami said: Then, O King, religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy,...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2019 Fig. 1: The Bow in the Eight-wheel Box Evidence in support of the existence of iron from Vedic texts -- an analysis by Prof. Anand M. Sharan. The meaning of the...
By Navin Jani - 17.9 2019   Prescience and the Vedic Literature One aspect of the Vedic culture—knowledge of the future—may seem at first glance to contradict free will,...
Finding Perfect Joy – A Lesson from St. Francis By Radhanath Swami - 17.9 2019 In Italy, near the city of Perugia, is the place called Assisi, the birth place of a very popular saint...
By Jahnava Nitai Das - 17.9 2019 Welcome to the seventh issue of Tattva Prakasha. This week our main topic of discussion will be the Vedantic conception of sound. If you are a new...
BY: JAHNAVA NITAI DAS- 16.9 2019   Did you know that Mayapur was once the capital of Bengal, and that the king's palace lies in ruins a short walk from ISKCON Mayapur? Just behind...
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2019 The eternal reality of Goloka and Vaikuntha in comparison to the small material reality (mahat-tattva)   A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in...
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2019 Krishna temple at Lalitpur (Patan), Nepal From the Agni-purana, Chapter 38, Texts 1-50. "Agni said: I will now describe the fruits of making temples for the...
By Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami - 16.9 2019   Which way does one go in moments of despair? LORD KRSNA HAS TWO ENERGIES, material and spiritual, but they can be used interchangeably if one...