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Hera Pancami
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.7 2024 From the Bhaktivedanta purports to Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, Fourteenth Chapter, describing the Hera-pancami-yatra, which is celebrated on this day, four days after the commencement of Ratha Yatra. Madhya 1.144 In the garden along the road from the...Read more...
50th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Visit to Geneva Celebrated at UN HQ
By Atma Tattva Das - 16.7 2024 Following an explanation about the lyrics, Bhadra Rupa performs Vaishnava songs for UN leaders in Geneva. In 1973, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON),...Read more...
The Comfortable Hole
By Rupanuga dasa - 16.7 2024   For thirteen years at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, California, a developmental psychologist has been teaching sign language to Koko, a female gorilla. Although Koko shows remarkably human emotions and intelligence, her psychologist says she’...Read more...
Is repressing the sexual instinct harmful?
By Chaitanya Charan das - 12.7 2024 1.Does repression of sexual instinct is harmful in any way to mind & body. What should be a balanced view towards it ? 2.What measures you take and suggest to someone who is trying to get over it ? 3.My take on it is that unless there is some...Read more...
Sri Vakresvara Pandit
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.7 2024 The Disappearance day of Sri Vakresvara Pandit is observed on July 11th. vyuhas turyo’niruddho yah sa vakreshvara-panditah krishnaveshaja-nrityena prabhoh sukham ajijanat sahasra-gayakan mahyam dehi tvam karuna-maya iti caitanya-pade sa uvaca madhuram...Read more...
PSYCHOLOGICAL IMMUNITY AND HOW TO MEASURE IT
Vamadeva Shastri - 11.7 2024   We all know the importance of physical immunity. This is our ability to resist disease, ward off pathogens, endure the dualities of heat and cold and seasonal changes, have physical strength and stamina, slow down the aging process and heal our bodies...Read more...
The Morphing of Faith
By Vishakha Devi Dasi - 11.7 2024 Though faith in God is in decline, faith as an intrinsic human trait remains, only to be directed to an endless array of less worthy subjects. Faith is not disappearing, just finding new destinations. Not far from where I live outside London, there’...Read more...
Reaching Our Fullest Potential with Krishna Consciousness
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 11.7 2024 These days fewer people are interested in taking up anything that they cannot immediately apply to their lives. The common question is: “What is this going to do for me?” Or “What am I going to get out of this?...Read more...
Yoga and Peace
By Satyaraja Dasa - 11.7 2024 As a teenager coming of age in the 1960s, I was preoccupied with spirituality. I had become disinterested in the mainstream religion of my forbears, and I was passionately looking for a path that spoke directly to me as an individual. I didn’t want some...Read more...
Reflections on Spiritual Arrogance
By Yudhisthira Dasa  - 10.7 2024 It has been said many times that ISKCON is among the most sectarian-appearing faith or religious paths in this world. The paradox is that faithful followers believe that ISKCON is based in disciplic succession upon the principles of Sanatan Dharma, or...Read more...
Sivananda Sena Disappearance
By Ramai Swami - 10.7 2024 Every year one month before caturmasya (four month period of the rainy season) Sivananda Sena would lead a party of two hundred devotees from Bengal to Jagannatha Puri to attend the annual Ratha-Yatra festival. He would pay for everyone’s food,...Read more...
Sufferings: Apparently bitter but in reality blessings
By Rasanand Das - 10.7 2024 Nature of this material world is suffering: Everyone from a lowest level of living being up to mankind in this material world is suffering. Lord Krishna has declared in Bhagavad-Gita dukhalayam asasvatam (BG 8.15), that the nature of this world, when we...Read more...
The Science of Association
By Acyuta Dasa - 10.7 2024   Whether we are neophytes or advanced, association of pure devotees is crucial for our spiritual progress. The pure devotees of the Lord carry the message of Godhead in order to deliver the fallen souls, and therefore the common man who is bewildered by...Read more...
From Prison Bars to Spiritual Beats: The Inspiring Journey of Krsna-Dasa
By Atma Tattva Das - 9.7 2024 Krsna-Dasa Perez, also known as “Slot One The Servant,” has an inspiring story of resilience and transformation that weaves together spirituality and hip-hop. His journey is particularly remarkable because it includes a significant period of...Read more...
The Scientific Method – Does it Deliver Truth?
By editor - 9.7 2024 The below is a response to the question about the conflict between reason and faith. It is also detailed in the book Uncommon Wisdom. The gist of the argument is that the manner in which science has construed the use of reason (and experience) – i.e., the path...Read more...
Is everything pre-destined?
By Chaitanya Charan - 9.7 2024 as hindu culture believe in hastarekhavigyan….does it indicate that destiny of a person is predecided….or is that vidya fake…..if so then what’s our role in our own future….or isn’t it like just playing our part in a...Read more...
If Krishna’s body is spiritual, then how can it get cut?
By Chaitanya Charan - 9.7 2024 I have heard that lord Krishna had decended on the earth in his sat-cit-anand form, and he didn’t have material body…. Then how was that that The lord had got cut, after which mata Draupadi tied a cloth on lord’s finger? The Lord...Read more...
Swarupa Damodar Goswami and Shivananda Sena
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.7 2024 Disappearance day of Swarupa Damodar Goswami and Shivananda Sena is observed on July 7th. Swarupa Damodar Goswami Mahaprabhu’s alter ego The Lord accepted Shikhi Mahiti’s sister as one of Radha’s friends. In the entire world, there were only...Read more...
Constitution on Siksa Guru
BY: ROCANA DASA - 8.7 2024 Following the conclusion of the "List of 32" series, we close with an excerpt from the Constitution for ISKCON As It Is, Article 8.5 on the Siksa Guru: 8.5 Siksa Guru 8.5.1 "So Krishna is within as caitya-guru, and when we are...Read more...
Prabhupāda’s Three Big Ideas on Science
By editor - 5.7 2024 Much has been said about Prabhupāda’s visionary leadership and scholarship in bringing India’s authentic culture, civilization, philosophy, and practice to the Western world. But very little is said about his vision for the future of the world as seen through...Read more...
Lord Krishna is the eternal superstar who never disappoints his fans
By Purushottam Kumar - 5.7 2024   Krishna is the only superstar who never disappoints his fans because he is always ready to reciprocate with the feelings of his fans. In this world, film stars, sports stars, rock stars, politicians, rich and mighty have innumerable fan...Read more...
YOGA THERAPY AND AYURVEDA: THE MEANING OF YOGA CHIKITSA
By Vamadeva Shastri - 5.7 2024 The Sanskrit term for therapy in its medical literature is Chikitsa, which refers to the application of consciousness (chit) or caring and treatment. Yoga Therapy is called Yoga Chikitsa. Yet chikitsa as a specific term occurs rarely in any...Read more...
Understanding consciousness and its four levels – Jagruti, Svapna, Sushupti and Turya
By Chaitanya Charan - 5.7 2024 . . Transcription of  Lecture Summary: Consciousness is not present in the brain because there are people who have no brain substance and still they have consciousness. Consciousness is not present in the brain because the brain is simply...Read more...
Can we logically prove God’s existence – Backward and forward reasoning
By Chaitanya Charan - 5.7 2024 Transcription of  Summary : I talked about how proof itself is a term which has different meanings in different contexts. Now we cannot have mathematical proof for everything, and proof of our own existence… we cannot do it in...Read more...
Jambudvipa Mountain Heights
By editor - 4.7 2024 The following is a response to some questions that have arisen regarding the 7th chapter in the book Mystic Universe. The central problems pertain to the following key issues: I have shown Jambudvīpa as a stepped structure, while others take it as flat...Read more...
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