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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...
GBC Pauses Vaishnavi Diksa Gurus, Again
By ISKCON News Staff  - 25.01 2023 At its November 2, 2022 meeting, the Governing Body Commission (GBC) of ISKCON resolved to again put a moratorium on women devotees accepting disciples in ISKCON. (The resolution can be found at the end of this article.) The topic has been debated...Read more...
Why are women considered less intelligent?
By Chaitanya Charan das - 25.01 2023     Answer: When Srila Prabhupada is referring to women as less intelligent that is not referring to intelligent processing ability that goes on in the name of intelligence. We can see obviously from our observation there are in some cases...Read more...
The Glories of West Bengal
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.01 2023 Temple Complex – Kalna, West Bengal   A serial presentation of West Bengal kshetras, and the tirthas associated with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates. Like Sri Vrindavana Dham, the kshetras of West Bengal are among the most sacred to the...Read more...
Advaita Prakasha, Chapter 20
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.01 2023 Advaita Prakasha: Lord Advaita Acarya by Shrila Ishana Nagara, translated by HH Subhag Swami. All glories to Shri Chaitanya! All glories to Sitanatha! All glories to Nityananda, along with all the devotees! Now listen to the pastimes of Nityananda Prabhu, who...Read more...
Confessions of the Evolutionists, Chapter 28
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.01 2023 A serial presentation of the book by author Harun Yahya. Confessions Regarding Darwinism's Negative Effect on Moral Values In the 19th century, the theory of evolution began to exert an influence over a wide sphere, beyond such branches of science as...Read more...
Whatever your duty, if you are executing the will of God, you will be protected
By Radhanath Swami - 24.01 2023 Whatever your duty, if you are executing the will of God, you will be protected. HH Radhanath Swami: In America motherhood is considered old-fashioned. People are ashamed to be mothers. Women are taught to be professionals. Child care is given to other...Read more...
The story of the Wrangler ad
By Aprakrita dasa - 24.1 2023 Ugrasrava is one of the most senior devotees of the Australian Yatra. He tells the story of the Wrangler ad. Ugrasrava: I had friends in the advertising industry, and one day they came to the temple and said, “The Wrangler Jeans Company wants us to...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada On Education By Example
By Indira-sakhi Devi Dasi - 24.01 2023 Srila Prabhupada stressed that character development was an inseparable part of education. He explained that the teachers themselves should be exemplary role models to successfully impart Vedic knowledge to the students. You are right when you say...Read more...
Advaita Prakasha, Chapter 19
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.01 2023 Advaita Prakasha: Lord Advaita Acarya by Shrila Ishana Nagara, translated by HH Subhag Swami. All glories to Shri Chaitanya! All glories to Sitanatha! All glories to Nityananda, along with all the devotees! One day Lord Chaitanya came to Rupa Gosvami in a dream...Read more...
Confessions of the Evolutionists, Chapter 27
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.01 2023 A serial presentation of the book by author Harun Yahya. Confessions that the Order in the Universe Cannot Have Come About by Chance Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist at Arizona State University: Everywhere we look in the Universe, from...Read more...
The Story of Shaubhari Muni
By Radhanath Swami - 23.1 2023 (SB 11.10.17) Translation Although the performer of fruitive activities desires perpetual happiness, it is clearly observed that materialistic workers are often unhappy and only occasionally satisfied, thus proving that they are not independent or in...Read more...
Qualitative upgradation through forgiveness
By Shubha Vilas Das - 23.01 2023 When it comes to making relations work for a lifetime, probably the most powerful and handy tool available is forgiveness. Every relationship goes through a patch where it begins to ferment from love to hate. The search is for a process that stops the...Read more...
Maya’s Friend Norm
By Padma Devi Dasi - 23.01 2003 The Vedic scriptures reveal that Mayadevi, Lord Krishna’s deluding potency, works with certain energies that have the capacity to make material life seem like normal life. As we go about our everyday activities in the material world, we are...Read more...
Narayani Devi Dasi Initiates Her First Diksa Disciple
By Kumari Kunti Dasi and Madan Gopal Das ISKCON - 20.1 2023 Narayani Devi Dasi (right) initiates Nila Madhava (left), now Nilambari Dasi, a second-generation ISKCON devotee on Janmastami 2022 at New Raman Reti Temple in Alachua, Florida. (Photo credit: ISKCON Alachua)   On August 19...Read more...
Advaita Prakasha, Chapter 18
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.1 2023 Advaita Prakasha: Lord Advaita Acarya by Shrila Ishana Nagara, translated by HH Subhag Swami. All glories to Shri Chaitanya! All glories to Sitanatha! All glories to Nityananda, along with all the devotees! One day Sita opened the door of her mind to Advaita...Read more...
Confessions of the Evolutionists, Chapter 26
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.1 2023 A serial presentation of the book by author Harun Yahya. Confessions That the Universe Did Have a Beginning Up to the beginning of the 20th century, the prevailing view was that the universe was of infinite dimensions, and that it had existed and would continue...Read more...
ISKCON Imposes Ban on Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami
By ISKCON Communications  - 19.1 2023 ISKCON Imposes Ban on Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami for Sexual Abuse of Minor and Leadership Abuse  On October 28, 2022, the ISKCON Central Office of Child Protection (ICOCP), also referred to as the Child Protection Office (CPO), released its...Read more...
GBC Amends and Affirms Law Allowing Vaisnavis To Initiate
By ISKCON News Staff  - 19.1 2023 Per GBC policy the resolution described below can not go into effect until reviewed by the SABHA. The Governing Body Commission (GBC) of ISKCON today passed a resolution amending a 2019 law affirming that qualified Vaisnavis, or women devotees, may...Read more...
Advaita Prakasha, Chapter 17
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.1 2023 Advaita Prakasha: Lord Advaita Acarya by Shrila Ishana Nagara, translated by HH Subhag Swami. All glories to Shri Chaitanya! All glories to Sitanatha! All glories to Nityananda, along with all the devotees! Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu then went to Prayaga and...Read more...
The Secret of Bhakti-yoga
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 19.1 2023 There are various kinds of yoga; such as karma-yoga, based on purifying our activities; Jnana-yoga, based on acquiring spiritual knowledge and insight; Raja-yoga, the mystical yoga system; and Bhakti-yoga, attaining union with God...Read more...
A Wise Old Monkey
By Bhurijana dasa - 19.1 2023 The monkeys of Raman Reti can undoubtedly be cute. But are they wise? Mostly they use their amazing climbing skills to wander from tree to roof to balcony for the purpose of foraging for soft leaves, berries, or other eatables. When they’re not eating they...Read more...
Confessions of the Evolutionists, Chapter 25
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.1 2023 A serial presentation of the book by author Harun Yahya. Confessions that Life Can Only Have Been Created Every living thing in the world has been equipped with flawless systems and immaculate harmony. The impeccable biological characteristics and systems that...Read more...
Advaita Prakasha, Chapter 16
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.1 2023 Advaita Prakasha: Lord Advaita Acarya by Shrila Ishana Nagara, translated by HH Subhag Swami. All glories to Shri Chaitanya! All glories to Sitanatha! All glories to Nityananda, along with all the devotees! One day Shri Krishna Chaitanya privately told His...Read more...
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