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Mahamantra controversy
Mahamantra controversy: Hare Krishna or Hare Rama first ? By editor - 27.9 2019 Many  people from other sampradayas raise concern over the order of usage of word Krishna and Rama in the Hare Krishna Mahamantra based on an advaitin edition of Kali Santarana Upanishad in the...Read more...
Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan
Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan at New York Rathayatra By: Madhava Smullen - 18.6 2019 Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard leads kirtan at New York Rathayatra - photo by Hari Kirtan Kaufmann Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, took a break from politics to...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Mayapura-dhama
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.11 2019 Yoga-Pitha - Holy birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu   A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 85. Our next stop on the tour of holy places listed in Jaiva Dharma's ...Read more...
Freedom From Bondage Means Having Krishna
By Navasi Dasi - 15.11 2019 As devotees, we talk a lot about getting free from the material energy, free from the influence of maya, free from our attachments to material sense pleasures and their objects. Why do we want to do that? What would be the reason? Sometimes it can be confusing...Read more...
Govardhan Eco Village Creates Vrindavan Biodiversity Park
By: Madhava Smullen - 14.11 2019 The replica of Keshi ghat and the Yamuna River in Govardhan Ecovillage Taking inspiration from the symbiotic biodiversity of the original Vrindavan Dhama in Northern India, Govardhan Eco-Village – ISKCON’s 140-acre farm in the foothills of...Read more...
Addiction and the Digital Age
Addiction and the Digital Age – The Need for Higher Consciousness By Dr. David Frawley There has been a strong natural healing movement in the world over recent decades. The many natural health practitioners and easy availability of herbs and natural foods indicate this. However...Read more...
Yogic Neuroscience
Yogic Neuroscience: Developing the Soma of the Brain and Beyond By David Frawley - 14.11 2019 Soma is part of a vast cosmic symbolism in Vedic thought and cannot be reduced to a single form, much less a single plant as some scholars have proposed. For every Agni or form of the cosmic...Read more...
The Purpose of Grhastha Asrama
By Giriraj Swami - 14.11 2019 Most devotees (and people in general) are married, grhastha, and further, the grhastha asrama is the basis of all other asramas—and of the lives of our children. So we want the grhastha asrama to be as strong as possible. Recently, from December 18 to 20,...Read more...
THE GURU BUSINESS - Part 5
Author:  Sulocana das - 11.11 2019 (Sulocana das was murdered May 22nd, 1986, 1:00 a.m., Los Angeles, two days after this story was written.) CHAPTER FOUR WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY? LOGICAL AND SHASTRIC CONFRONTATION FIRST... "A man is known by his actions and by...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Madhyadvipa
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.11 2019 The Seven Rishis   A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 84. In our first segment on Madhyadvipa we began with Srila Bhaktivinoda's description from the 'Glossary of...Read more...
The Liberation of Nalakuvara and Manigriva
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.11 2019 When the childhood pastime places of Sri Krsna are enumerated, such as in the Brahmanda Purana, Braj-Bhakti-Vilas and Bhakti-Ratnakar, one of the foremost tirthas is Yamalarjuna-uddhara-sthal, where the Yamala-arjuna trees were delivered by Damodar...Read more...
The Glorious Month of Damodar
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.11 2019   Worship of Sri Sri Radha-Damodara Radharani is especially keen to hear Krishna's pastimes, but She is particularly attracted to the Damodara pastime. Charmed by Damodara's mood of surrender in agreeing to be bound by Mother Yasoda's love, Sri...Read more...
THE GURU BUSINESS - Part 4
Author:  Sulocana das - 11.11 2019 (Sulocana das was murdered May 22nd, 1986, 1:00 a.m., Los Angeles, two days after this story was written.) CHAPTER THREE CHEAP GURUS, CHEAP DISCIPLES THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL MASTER "The first thing, I warn Acyutananda, do...Read more...
The Marriage of Tulsi devi and Shalagrama
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.11 2019 The auspicious observance of the marriage of Tulsi devi and Shalagrama is November 11th. Tulasi-Saligrama Vivaha, the Marriage of Shalagrama and Tulasi excerpted from Sri Hari-bhakti-vilas by Sri Padmanabha Gosai, Sri Radha- ramana Temple, Vrindavan: "Shri...Read more...
Rishis
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.11 2019 The Saptarishis: (top left and clockwise: Vishwamitra, Jamadagni, Gautama, Vasishtha, Attri, Bharadwaj and Kashyapa Pahari, c. 1700 The last in a study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature. Conclusion Our brief series on the Saptarishis...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Madhyadvipa
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.11 2019 The Seven Rishis A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 82. Following Koladvipa, the next holy place listed in Jaiva Dharma's 'Glossary of Places' is Kuliya. As noted in...Read more...
Worlds of Magic, Worlds of Truth
By Nikunja Vilasini Devi Dasi - 12.11 2019   The Vedic literature reveals a real world beyond our experience and beyond our imagination. Extra-terrestrial and mythical creatures have invaded our world, along with gods and superheroes, gnomes and fairies, dwarves and elves, hobbits...Read more...
Atri Rishi, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.11 2019 Atri and Anasuya meeting the Trimurti Bhagavata Purana, Jaipur, 18th c. A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature. In the manuscript illustration above and the painting below, we see a pastime from Bhagavat Purana in which the...Read more...
Can I get out of here?
By Brahmananda das - 11.11 2019 I sent a telegram to Prabhupada saying, “Can I get out of here?” Brahmananda: In 1971 Prabhupada was having big public programs in India, and one evening an Arya Samajist challenged Prabhupada. He said, “Oh, Swamiji, you have come to India...Read more...
The ill Effects Of Non-Vaisnava Foods
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 11.11 2019 We all know about avoiding prohibited foods, but may not know why, or what effects they produce. Becoming aware of such bad effects will cause us to think extra before eating more “delicious” sin. We understand that there are difficulties faced...Read more...
Climate Change and the Ecology of our Hearts
By Karuna Dharini devi dasi, disciple of Virabahu Maharaja - 11.11 2019 Ecology: the study of the relationships between living organisms and their interactions with their natural or developed environment. 1 We have been hearing the term ecology popularly in use since the...Read more...
What profit in all our labors?
By Jayadvaita Swami - 11. 11 2019   An Old Testament sage holds before us the contradictions of human life. [From Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-gita, and the meaning of life (Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 2015, ISBN 0-89213-449-6, trade paperback $15.95, www....Read more...
THE LEGEND OF LORD JAGANNĀTHA
By Tattvavit Dāsa  - 8.11 2019  It is indeed interesting to know how the unique forms of Lord Kṛṣṇa, Lord Balarāma and Subhadrā as Jagannātha, Baladeva and Subhadrā have manifested and come to be worshipped. The Vedic texts like Skanda Purāṇa and others reveal two wonderful...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Koladvipa
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.11 2019 Mahaprabhu Bari, Vishnu Priya's Worshippable Deity A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 81. For our final segment on Koladvipa, we these passages from the Audarya Dhama chapter...Read more...
Atri Rishi
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.11 2019 Atri Rishi A study of the famous Rishis and Munis of Vedic literature. Atri Rishi is the final member of the Saptarishi, or Seven Great Sages we will cover in this series, and he is one of seven mind-born (manasa-putra) sons of Lord Brahma in the present...Read more...
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