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Four schools of Buddhism refuted by Vedanta-sutra
By Suhotra Prabhu - 21.6 2021 Srila Vyasadeva, being tri-kala-jna, foresaw 5000 years ago the rise of Buddhism. Therefore in his Vedanta-sutra (second adhyaya, second pada) he encapsulated a description and a refutation of each of the four main schools of Buddhist philosophy that would flourish in India after the Buddha departed the material world. What follows is an excerpt from a study guide to Srimad-Bhagavatam based on Vedanta-sutra with additions in [[]] and pictures. Since...Read more...
Customs, Tradition, and Varieties of Weddings in India
By Vikas Kamat - 21.6 2021   Introduction The marriage ceremony is one of the oldest customs of mankind and the Indian culture is no exception, and it is considered one of the most important events of one's life. In India, the Kanyadana (literally meaning, donating a virgin) or...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 83
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.6 2021 Kakatiya Kala Thoranam (Warangal Gate) A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Kakatiyas 'The Kakatiya dynasty was a South Indian dynasty that ruled parts of what is now Andhra Pradesh, from 1083...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 82
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.6 2021 Hero stone with inscription of Yadava King Singhana II, c. 1235 A.D. A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Yadavas 'According to some scholars, the Seuna rulers were of Maratha descent and were...Read more...
Surrendering to Krishna
By Bhurijana Dasa - 21.6 2021 1. Apply principles so we can measurably change our lives whether the world around us changes or not. 2. We have to search for our “rest” in the correct place. It is not linked with external circumstances. 3. The key is the internal condition of...Read more...
Religion and the Modes of Nature
By Bhakti Ananda Goswami - 18.6 2021 Editor’s Note: In the following, portions in italics are questions and quotes from a member of the Yahoo theos-talk discussion group. Portions in regular font are replies by Bhakti Ananda Goswami. “ALL of the extant separate Shaivite, Shakti...Read more...
Impersonalism vs demigod worship
Urmila (Devi Dasi) ACBSP - 18.6 2021 It is difficult to say which is "better."  In the Isopanisad it is stated that impersonalism is worse than demigod worship, and that demigod worship leads one to ignorance.  But in Bhagavad-gita demigod worship is described as being in...Read more...
Yoga as Samadhi
Dr David Frawley - 18.6 2021 Yoga is defined as Samadhi in the Yoga Sutras. Yet few Yoga practitioners know what Samadhi is or how to approach it. But without understanding Samadhi one cannot understand Yoga in the true sense of the term. Samadhi is complete coherence and composure of...Read more...
Vairagya, Non-attachment and Ananda in Yoga
Dr David Frawley - 18.6 2021 Vairagya is one of the most important terms in the Yoga Sutras, which starting from the first Sutras of the text is emphasized as defining Yoga practice.  Vairagya is commonly translated as detachment or non-attachment. While these indicate aspects of...Read more...
Planets and Sun Attached by Ropes
BY: DHARMAPAD DAS (DEAN DOMINIC DE LUCIA) - 18.6 2021 The Bhagavat Purana, Canto Five, Chapter Twenty-one, Verse Fourteen, describes that the chariot of the Sun God orbits Mount Sumeru with its inner axle (horizontal) attached to the summit of the mount; while its outer axle (also horizontal...Read more...
Who's Who of Mahabharata
By editor - 17.6 2021 Glossary of Indian Terms     Acharya Kripalani A freedom fighter and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi Adhiti The mother of all Gods according to the Vedas; popularity subsided after the rise of Vaishnavism and Shaivism...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 17.6 2021 The Mughal Army Captures Devagiri Padshahnama of Shah Jahan, c. 1636 A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple...
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.6 2021 Shrinath Yamunaji   The beautiful images of Lord Krishna in His Form as Sri Nathaji have become famous due to the worship of devotees of the Vallabha sect,...
By Giriraj Swami - 17.6 2021 If we are at all aware of how dependent we are on God—for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and our very ability to eat and drink and...
By Sri Chaitanya Chandra Das - 17.6 2021 The last thing people would like to discuss or even think is ‘Death’. But they often don’t last till last to discuss or even think...
Purushottam Kumar - 16.6 2021   I used to always wonder what is the destination of an unsuccessful yogi? If someone starts practicing yoga or spirituality but gives up the practice...
Purushottam Kumar - 16.6 2021   Initially Arjuna was not ready to fight. Before the start of the Mahabharat war Arjuna gave five reasons to Krishna as why he did not want to fight the...
To establish dharma. Purushottam Kumar - 16.6 2021 At the onset of Mahabharat war, Arjuna wanted to flee away from Kurukshetra, the battlefield. But Krishna wanted Arjuna to fight the...
 Praghosa das - 16.6 2021     Make sure to choose your guru carefully!  "Having gurus serving under a Governing Board in a spiritual society is, like many...