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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...
Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
By Dr. David Frawley - 21.5 2020 The Covid-19 Pandemic is causing a massive loss of life, particularly for the elderly, and millions worldwide have tested positive for the virus. Yet the psychological suffering the pandemic causes may be as difficult as the physical suffering. First is the...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.5 2020 In the Groves of Vrndavana A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 178. Returning our focus to the famous forests of Vrndavana-dhama, we are reminded that it was these twelve divine forests that...Read more...
Human Welfare Activities
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.5 2020 HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Edited and Founded Under Direct Order of His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhakti-Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada, by Goswami Abhay Charan Bhaktivedanta. Delhi, Friday 20th April, 1956 We met the other day the...Read more...
The “bomb” he dropped on my life
By Gargamuni das - 21.5 2020 It was 1981 and early in my senior year of high school, I was walking out of the East Brook Mall in Willimantic Connecticut with two friends named Steve Walton and Clyde Hall. In my hand I was holding a bag with Jimmy Hendrix’s “Axis Bold As Love...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.5 2020 Sri Krsna and the Gopis Picchvai, Rajasthan, 19th c. A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 177. Before moving onto a general discussion of the pastime forests of Vrndavana-dhama, we will cover...Read more...
Variety of Planetary System
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.5 2020 Edited and Founded Under Direct Order of His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhakti-Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada by Goswami Abhay Charan Bhaktivedanta. In the 'Brahma Samhita' fifth chapter there is a description of variegated planetary system even...Read more...
Peaceful Householder Life
BY: NITYAM BHAGAVATA-SEVAYA - 20.5 2020 To please the Supreme Lord, the householder devotees should associate with and serve the spiritual master and other qualified saints with love and devotion. This will enable them to become spiritual householders. If householders do not associate, serve...Read more...
The Golden Age as Predicted in the Puranas
BY: RADHA MOHAN DAS This presentation quotes the predictions in the ancient Puranic scriptures of India which relate to the forthcoming 'Golden Age' The time period discussed spans from 5,000 years ago to many thousands of years into our future. However, the presentation focuses on...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.5 2020 Radha-Madana-Mohana Temple in Vrndavana A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 176. Jaiva Dharma describes the qualifications of those who attain the highest spiritual abodes, and the...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.5 2020 Sri Krsna– The Moon of Vrndavana A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 175. There are several references in Jaiva Dharma to Sri Krsna's personal Associates in Vrndavana-...Read more...
Lord Rama's Home in Nasik
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.5 2020 Kalaram Mandir Nasik is an important holy city located approximately five hours northeast of Mumbai. Lord Rama stayed here for some time during his exile, and several pastimes depicted in Sri Ramayana took place here. Every twelve years, the Kumbha-mela is held in...Read more...
How Free Are We?
By Navin Jani - 19.5 2020   Prescience and the Vedic Literature One aspect of the Vedic culture—knowledge of the future—may seem at first glance to contradict free will, but this is not so. In fact, St. Augustine’s explanation of this phenomenon in relation to the...Read more...
Finding Perfect Joy – A Lesson from St. Francis
By Radhanath Swami - 19.5 2020 In Italy, near the city of Perugia, is the place called Assisi, the birth place of a very popular saint named Francis. He was the son of a wealthy merchant, but he took up the life of renunciation. Committed to a life of self-imposed poverty, humility, and...Read more...
I think I have acquired a spiritual guru…
By Auriga - 18.5 2020 Actually, I think it might be more accurate to say that he has acquired me. I’m a scientist (astrophysicist to be precise) and I’ve been agnostic for as long as I can remember, so I’ve always struggled with the idea of God and the purpose of religion...Read more...
An unexpected encounter
By Acintya Caitanya Dasa - 18.5 2020 Jananivas Prabhu’s service was to bring frankincense to Srila Prabhupada’s room in the evening. He mentioned that usually after you fill a room with frankincense, you open the doors and windows so that the mosquitos go out with the smoke....Read more...
Predictions about Kali yuga that seem to be manifesting
By editor - 18.5 2020   Among the most striking of these passages from the Vedic sastras are the following: In the Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be the deciding factor of nobility [in place of birth, righteous behavior or merit].And brute force will be the only standard or deciding...Read more...
Setting the record straight about Mahabharata’s Karna
By Chaitanya Charan das - 18.5 2020 Speaking on the Mahabharata outside Bharata – at Princeton During my visit to Central New Jersey, on 18th September, 2016, Govinda Prabhu and I spoke at Princeton University on the topic of “Tragic Hero? Lessons from the life of the...Read more...
Shakti Sadhana and Divine Grace
By Yogini Shambhavi Devi - 14.5 2020 All of our lives should be a Shakti Sadhana, a cultivation of the Yoga Shakti on all levels outwardly and inwardly. For this we are always supported by Mother Nature who is the very embodiment of Shakti for us. Shakti sadhana is not about making efforts...Read more...
Panca Samskara: The Process of Initiation
By Bhaktivinoda Thakura - 14.5 2020 Translation by Shukavak dasa ISKCON Journal, Vol.1, No.1, 1990. No copyright notice. The following discourse is a translation of an article written in Bengali, entitled Panca-samskara, by Thakura Bhaktivinoda. The article was originally published in his...Read more...
Ajnata Sukrti
By editor - 14.5 2020 That I have already explained. You are coming here, even though you are not initiated. That is also service. If you deposit one cent daily, one day it may become $100. So, when you get the $100, you can get the business. (Laughter.) So you come here daily, one cent, one...Read more...
Drugs and Krsna consciousness
By editor - 14.5 2020 One morning two hippies came to the 26 2nd Avenue temple. They claimed they have just seen Krsna during their "trip" and wanted to become devotees. Srila Prabhupada did not comment on it but gave them some service in the temple. First one soon left, the other...Read more...
Defeating the Demons
BY: CAITANYA DAS Hiranyakashipu, the Daitya demon, performed great austerity in order to get his boon from Lord Brahma, and went about his business of dominance. In today's society we also have demons who have the goal of dominance and enjoyment. Hiranyakasipu may have in his own way...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.5 2020 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 174. One of the main points Srila Bhaktivinoda emphasizes about Vrndavana in Jaiva Dharma is that Vrndavana-dhama and Navadvipa-dhama are non-...Read more...
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