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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...
Mauna: The Yoga of Silence
Dr David Frawley - 19.1 2022 Mauna as the Secret Silent Limb of Yoga Mauna refers to the practice of not-speaking, and one who does this regularly is called a Muni, a sign of great respect in Hindu and yogic thought. While not-speaking is an important part of Mauna, it is much more than...Read more...
Prana Beyond the Breath and Life Beyond Death
Dr David Frawley - 19.1 2022 Prana is not the breath, though it is closely related to it at a physical level. Many people define prana as the breath or call it the breath. This can help us approach the vast subject of prana but can be misleading if we take it literally. In this...Read more...
Movies for Devotees: The Game Changers
By Nrsimhananda Das, ISKCON Television, Inc. - 19.1 2022 Overwhelmingly, Srila Prabhupada preached that vegetarian or non-vegetarian was not the issue.*  He nearly always took the opportunity to preach Krishna bhakti no matter what food a person chose to eat.  At the same time, he...Read more...
Eating Meat Proven to Cause Cancer
By Janatari Devi Dasi - 19.1 2022 An international committee advisory committee advocated that processed and red meat as high priorities for assessmentby the IARC Monographs Programme. The endorsement was suggested due to epidemiological studies alluding to the possible risks of cancers...Read more...
What is Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s contribution to our tradition?
By Chaitanya Charan - 18.1 2022   Question: Can you briefly explain the contribution of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur in our sampradaya? Answer: Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s contribution is immense, even immeasurable and it can be analysed in various ways. To gain some small...Read more...
Are sahajiyas better than Mayavadis?
By Chaitanya Charan - 18.1 2022   One place Srila Prabhupada is saying that sahajias are much much better than mayavadis and that they are devotees.   Question: Are sahajiyas better than mayavadis, because they are devotees? Answer: Yes. There are four categories of...Read more...
Serving Prabhupada Is Serving Krishna.
By editor - 18.1 2022 Prabhupāda: So you all become bhagavad-dūta, bhagavad-dūta, messenger of God. That is perfection of life. Otherwise you shall be obliged to become the servant of the senses. Go-dāsa and gosvāmī. The bhagavad-dūtas are gosvāmī, and the servants of the senses are go-...Read more...
“Who is Crazy?”
By editor - 18.1 2022 One of the first pieces of Krishna conscious literature widely distributed in the western world, “Who Is Crazy?” inspired many people to investigate the spiritual dimension of their lives. By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Lord Sri...Read more...
The Great Apostle of ‘love of God’
By Daiva Simha Das - 18.1 2022 From a multi-billionaire to pauper in the street, everyone is seeking the wealth of love. The gaudy gizmos, exotic holidays, luxury cars, sports bikes, late night dance parties, Valentine ‘s day, thousands of friend lists on Facebook, millions of...Read more...
SiriusXM Fab Fourum Interview
Shyamasundar dasa - 17.1 2022 Dennis Elsas: It is the Beatles Fab Fourum. It’s Tom, it’s Dennis, and it’s Bill. And our next guest...well, I love the way that we got our next guest. It was because of one of our listeners, and specifically Jeanne Clausen. Jeanne Clausen, I...Read more...
Sri Krsna Pusya Abhiseka
By editor - 17.1 2022 Sri Krsna Pusya Abhiseka is observed on January 16th. On the purnima of the month of Pausa, Narayana (December-January), the last day of the astrological month (Pushyami nakshatra), one is instructed to bath the Deity in five seers of ghee (approximately 2.5kg of ghee...Read more...
Ahankara – Foundational principle of our material existence
By editor - 17.1 2022 Following are the excerpts from S.B 4.7.33 lecture given by HH Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami at Zurich during Sept. 2001. ——— This is a very instructive chapter of Srimad Bhagavatam – the study of the activities of King Daksha. The whole...Read more...
Self-Denial, With Pleasure
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 17.1 2022 We may be surprised to learn that many things we consider as acts of spiritual advancement in Krishna consciousness, like tapasya or austerity, are actually acts of selfishness, and will impede our real growth. Even following the four regulative principles in...Read more...
Hatha Yoga and the Bhagavad-gita
By Satyaraja Dasa - 17.1 2022 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 every...Read more...
Cult Mentality & Religious Fanaticism
By Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda - 14.1 2022 Is there such a thing as religious fanaticism? We always hear people talking about “religious fanaticism.” The two terms contradict. Analyze the two terms - fanaticism and religion. What’s the central characteristic of fanaticism...Read more...
What is the difference between free will and desire?
By Chaitanya Charan - 14.1 2022   What is the difference between desire and free will? The capacity to desire is a property of the soul; Desire (iccha sakti) is an energy of the soul which gets transformed to lust (kama) when it comes in contact with the mode of passion. The...Read more...
Why did Arjuna despite being a pure devotee hunt animals?
By Chaitanya Charan - 14.1 2022   Question: Why did Arjuna kill innocent animals while hunting along with Krishna in Khandava Forest? Answer: As described in Shrimad Bhagwatam  Kshatriyas are expected to have a martial spirit. And in the Mahabharata when Pandu...Read more...
What is the logical proof for the existence of the spiritual world?
By Chaitanya Charan - 14.1 2022 S – Soul’s origin P – Paranormal phenomena I – Innate longing for eternal shelter R – Revelation of scripture and realization of saints I – Inconceivable consistency of diverse traditions T –...Read more...
Talking to the Hare Krishna Leader
Talking to the Hare Krishna Leader Who’s Bringing the Movement Into the Age of Lululemon By Carl Swanson - 13.1 2022 Hare Krishna leader Radhanath Swami It’s early Saturday evening at the Rubin Museum of Art, located around the corner from Barneys New York in Chelsea...Read more...
Ojas: The Power of Immunity in Yoga and Ayurveda
Dr David Frawley - 13.1 2022 Ojas is the ultimate resort of strength, patience and endurance for body and mind. Ojas is cultivated in Ayurveda for disease prevention, deep healing, rejuvenation and longevity. It is cultivated in Yoga for inner strength, determination and vitality, steadiness...Read more...
Hell
How are the lower planetary systems different from hell? What purpose do they serve?   By Chaitanya Charan - 13.1 2022  QUESTION: How are the lower planetary systems different from hell? What purpose do they serve? ANSWER: In the universal cosmology, sometimes we...Read more...
If Krishna is God, how could he have been killed by a hunter’s arrow?
By Chaitanya Charan - 13.1 2022 Question: If Krishna is God, then how could the arrow of a hunter have killed Him? Answer:Whenever we look at the activities of the Lord we have to understand that he is performing pastimes. As a part of the Lila or past time he does certain thing which...Read more...
Dangerous Education
By editor - 13.1 2022 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...Read more...
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