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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...
Lord Caitanya on Renunciation, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.5 2021 Sri Caitanya Shaves before Taking Sannyasa Pata-chitra, Orissa Sri Caitanya's instructions on renunciation and austerities. Continuing with our discussion of asat-sanga-tyaga, the renunciation of association with non-devotees, Lord Caitanya instructs...Read more...
Mahabharata and Justice
By Sankirtana Das (ACBSP) - 6.5 2021 Mahabharata works on many levels. It is itihasa – history, that which occurred. It’s also good literature with wonderful stories. Mahabharata is also a book of knowledge, classified as the fifth Veda. Mahabharata is specifically meant to...Read more...
Lord Nrsimhadeva Reciprocates Instantly
By Pankajanghri das - 6.5 2021 For instance, during the last Gaura Purnima festival, I called over a devotee in the crowd and asked her to distribute the Lord’s caranamrta to the ladies, which she did. Later, when she brought the caranamrta pot back, she remarked that Lord Nrsimhadeva...Read more...
Lord Caitanya on Renunciation, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.5 2021 Sri Caitanya's instructions on renunciation and austerities. Today we continue our discussion of asat-sanga-tyaga -- Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's instruction on renouncing the association of non-devotees. The primary sloka cited in this regard is...Read more...
Parenting as Service to God
By Krishnanandini Devi Dasi - 4.5 2021   Fulfilling our duty as parents requires taking care of our children’s spiritual needs. As the mother of ten children, I am often asked, “How do you fulfill your family responsibilities and still make progress in spiritual life?...Read more...
Aspects of the Absolute Truth
By editor - 4.5 2021 Though conceived of in various ways, ultimately the Absolute Truth is the Supreme Person who shares intimate loving exchanges with the best of His devotees. By Srila Jiva Goswami Here we present an excerpt from the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust edition of Srila Jiva...Read more...
Lord Caitanya on Renunciation
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.5 2021 Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu   Sri Caitanya's instructions on renunciation and austerities. The topic of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's instructions on austerities and renunciation is a very deep one. The Caitanya-caritamrta presents this aspect...Read more...
Lessons on Human Relationships to the Environment
Nature Deadly and Nature Divine: The Bhagavata Purana’s Lessons on Human Relationships to the Environment Kenneth R. Valpey (Krishna Ksetra Swami) - 3.5 2021 Introduction In recent decades we witness increasing public awareness about the profoundly damaging effects of accellerating...Read more...
Misunderstood Renunciation
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 3.5 2021 Does anyone aspire to become a sannyasi? Simply having this ambition in the first place is not the desire of a truly renounced person. On the other hand, all those who relish genuine taste in Krishna consciousness, will know what proper renunciation is. For...Read more...
Rebirth
Rebirth According to the Bhagavad gītā; Epistemology, Ontology and Ethics By Ithamar Theodor - 3.5 2021 Department of Religion and Spirituality, Zefat Academic College, Safed 1320610, Israel   Abstract This paper is engaged with the topic of reincarnation in the ...Read more...
Martanda vairagya - about woman
By editor - 30.4 2021 MARTANDA Jiva Gosvami NIYATE TAD VRTHA YENA PRAMADA SUMAHAN AHO            (Vairagya Martanda 3/273)       A  moment wasted in ones duration of life  cannot  be ...Read more...
Evolution and Beyond (video)
By editor - 30.4 2021 Although not an advocate of creationism, Sadaputa Dasa (Dr. Richard L. Thompson) demonstrates in this lecture that most evidence for the evolution theory also supports the theory of intelligent design. And since Darwinism leaves so much about human nature unexplained...Read more...
The Importance Of Opposition And Life Reverses
By Karnamrita Das - 30.4 2021 In the lives of great persons there is always opposition and apparent road blocks in accomplishing their goals or mission in life. Whether through another person, an accident, their own body or mind, or some natural disturbance, what appears on the surface to be...Read more...
Siva-ratri
By editor - 28.4 2021 Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja   Lecture Srila Gurudeva gave in Holland in 1997:] Sri Narada desired to proclaim the glories of Lord Siva. As previously described, he praised Siva as the greatest devotee of Lord Krsna and most dear to Him,...Read more...
Balarama Rasayatra and Sri Krsna Vasanta Rasa
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.4 2021 Sri Krsna's Rasa Dance Balarama Rasayatra and Sri Krsna Vasanta Rasa are observed on April 26th and 27th. April 26th marked the auspicious remembrance day of Lord Balarama's springtime rasa dance with His cowherd girlfriends. On the following day we...Read more...
How Pancaratrika-vidhi and Bhagavat-vidhi fit together
By Damodara-priya Devi Dasi - 28.4 2021 There are two tracks (vidhis) required to walk safely on the spiritual path, as Srila Prabhupada often mentioned: In the same way as the physical train needs two parallel tracks, also the train of bhakti needs two tracks: one is the bhagavatvidhi or...Read more...
Discovering the Secret Power of Hanuman
Dr David Frawley - 27.4 2021   Hanuman endows us with the Atma-Shakti or self-power to realize our highest potential and accomplish what is magical. Hanuman is the great hero of the Ramayana, the wonderful story’s most fascinating character. Though having the form of a...Read more...
Vritra and Vala, Part Four
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.4 2021 Indra Shakes Vala's Cave Painting by A. Fantalov The asura brothers, Vritra and Vala. Vritra's brother Vala, also an enemy of Lord Indra, is mentioned in both the Rg Veda and Atharva Veda. The names of the demon siblings are thought to be...Read more...
Vritra and Vala, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.4 2021 Indra Subduing Vritra A serial study of the asura brothers, Vritra and Vala. In the book, "The Vedic Fathers of Geology" by Narayan Bhavanrao (Poona, 1912), we find a narration on the pastimes of Lord Indra and Vritra, that considers the subject from...Read more...
Death and Dying in the Vedic Tradition
By Giriraj Swami - 26.4 2021   A talk by Giriraj Swami to the doctors and nurses of San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine on May 19, 2005. It is a great pleasure for me to address you all here, especially because this hospice is recognized as one of the best...Read more...
SPIRITUAL SOLUTIONS TO MATERIAL PROBLEMS
Premarnava das and Bhaktavatsala das - 23.4 2021 Introduction Moving into the twenty-first century is no longer simply a hackneyed catch line, it is a current reality. Despite predictions of the dawning of a new era, ISKCON seems more plagued by problems than ever before. One might argue...Read more...
Lord Vishnu and Vedic Astrology
Dr David Frawley - 23.4 2021   Vishnu is the primary Devata for the Sun in Vedic thought, notably in the form of Surya-Narayana.  Narayana is the cosmic form of Vishnu who rules over the entire universe. The mantra – OM Namo Narayanaya! – is a mantra of sadhus and...Read more...
Prosperity of the Earth Culture
By Varsana Swami - 23.4 2021 In healthy families and communities, both male and female are valued equally. A flourishing child’s psyche is guided and protected by the father figure, while the mother figure nurtures growth and development. Without such a stable structure, children...Read more...
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