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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: Saptagrama
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.2 2020 Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Narottama dasa Thakur A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 136. There are numerous references in Vaisnava literature to the associates of Lord Chaitanya and their...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Saptagrama
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.2 2020 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 135. While Saptagrama was known during Lord Chaitanya's lila as a great mercantile center -- a "pound, shilling and pence community" -- it is...Read more...
Dangerous Education
By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Lecture given in Los Angeles, May 13, 1970 A primary Vedic book warns us of the danger of culturing material knowledge without spiritual knowledge. andham tamah pravishanti ye ‘vidyam upasate tato bhuya iva te tamo ya u...Read more...
George Harrison’s Visit to Juhu
By Giriraj Swami - 27.2 2020 I will never forget the moment when I heard that George Harrison had passed away, shortly after Thanksgiving in 2001. The strength of my feelings of separation surprised me—and made me think how important and dear George must have been to Srila Prabhupada...Read more...
We Are Not the Body
Narada Das Explains “We Are Not the Body” to 135,000 BBC Radio Bristol Listeners By: Madhava Smullen - 26.2 2020 Narada Das reached 135,000 listeners over the airwaves Narada Das (Nathan Hartley) appeared on the BBC’s regional Bristol radio station to share a...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Saptagrama
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.2 2020   Ancient temples of Saptagrama: Basudeb Temple (left) and Hanseswari (right) A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 134. Next on the 'Glossary of Places' is the holy Saptagrama:...Read more...
The Vedic Flat-Earth, Rahu, and Eclipses
BY: MAYESVARA DASA Part 1, Introduction Up to this point in 2020, various members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness such as Sadaputa dasa, Danavir Goswami, and others, have presented their research and models for the up-coming Temple of Vedic Planetarium, however, no...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Santipura
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.2 2020 Mayadevi distracts Srila Haridasa A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 133. For our last installment on Santipura, we will briefly mention two more pastimes described in sastra. One is the...Read more...
Hatha Yoga and the Bhagavad-gita
By Satyaraja Dasa - 26.2 2020   How the Gita teaches the eight steps of hatha yoga, the topic of Patanjali’s Yoga-sutras. According to a survey by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, an estimated 13.4 million Americans practice yoga, and many more experiment with it...Read more...
Srila Gaurakisora dasa Babaji’s Disappearance Day
By Giriraj Swami - 24.2 2020 Today is the disappearance day of Srila Gaurakisora dasa Babaji Maharaja. Srila Gaurakisora dasa Babaji was a great devotee—a maha-bhagavata. He was a disciple of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and was very renounced. Earlier, he lived for many years in...Read more...
Principles of Freedom
By Rukmini Devi Dasi - 24.2 2020 “It’s my life and I’ll do what I want.” It is the rebel mantra of the human species. Freedom is the alluring promise that teenagers have faked ID’s for, eligible bachelor and bachelorettes remain single for, and nations have...Read more...
Siva, Krsna, Guru, and Sisya
By Giriraj Swami - 24.2 2020 Shiva, Krishna, Guru, and Sisya Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.4.22 December 2, 2007 Juhu, Bombay We read from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto Four, Chapter Four: “Sati Quits Her Body.” TEXT 22 naitena dehena hare krtagaso dehodbhavenalam...Read more...
Reflections on Sivaratri
By Giriraj Swami - 24.2 2020 Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto 8, Chapter 7 (texts 36-42) describes the benevolent activities of Lord Siva when the living entities were threatened by the deadliest poison (halahala): “Srila Sukadeva Gosvami said: ‘Lord Siva is always benevolent toward...Read more...
Teaching and Disciplining in the Modes of Material Nature
By Bhurijana dasa - 24.2 2020 According to the Bhagavad-gita, one’s activities can either be in goodness, passion, or ignorance. There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from these three modes born of material nature...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Santipura
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.2 2020 Lord Chaitanya's Transcendental Sankirtana Pastimes A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 132. The holy town of Santipura, home of Sri Advaita Acarya and the place of many transcendental...Read more...
Rath Yatra and Legal Action
Untimely Rath Yatra: Puri Jagannath Temple Admin Warns ISKCON Of Legal Action BY: OB BUREAU - 19.2 2020 The Jagannath Temple Administration here has warned International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of legal action if it continues to conduct untimely Rath Yatra. It followed...Read more...
Timings of the Four Yugas: The Shastric Evidence
By Sri Nandanandana das (Stephen Knapp) - 19.2 2020 When describing the length of the yugas or ages, and which yuga we are in and how far along we are in it, there is sometimes confusion about how to calculate them. Some people think we are already in the next Satya-yuga, known as the...Read more...
Alternative to modern misconceptions of God
By Jaya Gopal das - 19.2 2020 Who or what is God? In our modern world, when we observe the amount of energy consumed by all of the other topics that fill our lives, this question is given almost no consideration or thought whatsoever. As such, we are burdened with so many frivolous...Read more...
How to please Goddess Durga during Durga Puja
By editor - 18.2 2020 Candidasa was a devoted worshipper of Goddess Durga while his brother was a pure Vaisnava who would worship Shaligram. Candidasa was rich but his brother was poor. Candidasa had a very big and beautiful garden, he used to offer the flowers from the garden to Durga Devi...Read more...
Who was Nanda and Yashoda in their previous lives?
Purushottam Kumar - 18.2 2020   Lord Shiva standing in front of the house of mother Yashoda was pleading her to show him a glimpse of little Krishna. Without her permission, he, the greatest of the great demigods, could not directly go to see the beautiful form of Krishna....Read more...
What is Vedic Astrology?
By Shyamasundara Dasa - 18.2 2020 This article is a consumer’s guide to Vedic Astrology. It will explain in simple terms what Vedic astrology is and what it can do for you. The following is an appreciation of this article by a reader in Ukraine: “Your presentation about this...Read more...
Material and Spiritual – What’s the balance?
By Yamuna Sundari devi dasi - 18.2 2020 It’s a general concern of devotees which we hear in many of the classes, forums and seminars on what can be the real key to balance one’s material and spiritual lives. There is a very interesting statement made by famous French priest and...Read more...
On Inspiration
By Sadaputa Dasa - 17.2 2020   This article was written by my long time friend and colleague from the Bhaktivedanta Institute the late Sadaputa Prabhu, a.k.a. Dr. Richard Thompson, who passed away suddenly in 2008. His death was a great loss to the world of Vaisnavism. This article...Read more...
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