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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...
Hijab Controversy – A Monk’s Perspective
By Vraja Bihari Das - 24.9 2022 “That knowledge by which one undivided spiritual nature is seen in all living entities, though they are divided into innumerable forms, you should understand to be in the mode of goodness.” (Bhagavad Gita- 18.20) “You are a monk, and...Read more...
Transcendental Associates in Santa-rasa
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2022 Five moods of transcendental relationship with the Lord. Our unique, individual relationship with the Lord is evoked by the perfection of devotional service. Unfortunately, in the present status of our conditioned life we have not only forgotten the Lord, we have...Read more...
God Is Not Void, Life Is Not Zero, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2022 Back To Godhead, Vol. 01, No. 50, 1972 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Back To Godhead, Vol. 01, No. 50, 1972.   The Dance of Eternity In the Bhagavad-gita it is stated that our next body is determined by our mental condition...Read more...
Aitihya — Tradition as Authority - Part 1
BY: MUKUNDA DATTA DASA - 24.9 2022 tarko 'pratisthah srutayo vibhinna nasav rsir yasya matam na bhinnam dharmasya tattvam nihitam guhayam mahajano yena gatah sa panthah "'Dry arguments are inconclusive. A great personality whose opinion does not differ from others is not...Read more...
Focus on internal change through sadhana or social change through activism?
By Chaitanya Charan das - 24.9 2022 Transcribed and edited by– Nayanasundari Devi Dasi Question– As devotees, as sadhus, should we focus on just internal change or should we focus on social change also? Answer (short)– Primary focus in Gaudiya Vaishnava...Read more...
Transcendental Religion
By editor - 23.9 2022 His Divine Grace BHAKTISIDDHANTA SARASVATI THAKURA PRABHUPADA Place: Sri Caitanya Matha, Sridhama Mayapur Time: Tuesday, 24th February, 1925 The nondevotional endeavors against service to Lord Krishna: The son of the King of Vraja is the transcendental cupid,...Read more...
The Great Goddess and World Mother (Mahadevi) in Vedic Astrology
By Yogini Shambhavi - 23.10 2022   Mahadevi, the Great Goddess, has many names and forms in Jyotish, the Vedic astrological science of light. These range from her overall cosmic influence to specific associations with planets, signs, Nakshatras and phases of the Moon. In Hindu thought...Read more...
ISKCON Authority
ISKCON Authority: Where Did It Originally Come From? (And Where Does "ISKCON" Power Come From?) BY: KAILASA CANDRA DASA - 23.9 2022 HARIḤ OM NAMAḤ We find the following excerpt from an important room conversation between His Divine Grace Śrila Prabhupāda and members of his...Read more...
If time is relative, what about space?
By Caitanya Chandra dasa - 23.9 2022 If time is relative, what about space? How to make time go slowly, or faster? Most of us live constantly busy, living with the idea that there is not sufficient time. It would not be nice if we could stretch and contract the time at will, getting more...Read more...
God Is Not Void, Life Is Not Zero
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.9 2022 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Back To Godhead, Vol. 01, No. 50, 1972 - Part One. Bhaktivinode Thakura said, krsnera samsara kara chadi 'anacara: everyone can engage in family or worldly life, but one simply has to abandon his...Read more...
Judging Others and Jumping To Conclusions
By Purnacandra das Goswami - 22.9 2022 Purnacandra das Goswami: Westerners, in general, take too much for granted and are not careful enough in social dealings. Modern Western society conditions one to artificially come too close, too soon without respect for one another. Modern...Read more...
Three most important rules for chanting Hare Krishna
By Sacinandana Swami - 22.9 2022 HH Sacinandana Swami: Our spiritual practice should nourish us, it should supply us with a taste that is better than the taste that material activities and sense gratification provide us with. When our spiritual practice lacks this taste, the...Read more...
Studying scriptures
By editor - 22.9 2022 Srimad-Bhagavatam SB Canto 1 Studying the scriptures under strict disciplinary regulations are always helpful SB 1.5.7, Purport: Transcendental realization, pious activities, worshiping the Deities, charity, mercifulness, nonviolence and studying the...Read more...
The role of faith in devotional service
By editor - 22.9 2022 Faith is the unflinching confidence that upon attaining one thing — Krsna-bhakti — one is provided with all other desirable achievements. Absolute faith, unflinching faith, rests in Krsna-bhakti only. Faith in any other result or any other process will be...Read more...
Resolving Contentious Issues
By Krishna Dharma Das - 21.9 2022 When instructing Yudhisthira, Narada said that in any endeavour, one must start with the end in mind. In our case, it is always the same, to please our Founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada. I am sure all parties in any ISKCON conflict share this aim and are...Read more...
Bhagavan: God the Person
By Adi Purusha Dasa - 21.9 2022 The bhakti tradition acknowledges the personal and impersonal aspects of the Absolute Truth, but values one of them as the more desirable of the two. For hundreds of years, philosophers and theologians have debated whether God is ultimately personal or...Read more...
Eat Well!
By Ananda Vrindavaneshwari Devi Dasi. All yogis are careful about what they eat…or at least they should be. Food is not only connected to our physical well being but also our karmic footprint. In general, we tend to be rather neglectful of karma, nature’s law of action and...Read more...
“It’s All One”—Not! (A Vaishnava Response to Advaita Vedanta)
By Satyaraja Dasa - 21.9 2022 Most systems of Indian philosophy endorse the notion that, in some sense, all living beings are one with God. Some would say that spiritual philosophy in general – East and West – is based on the premise of oneness, suggesting an ontological unity...Read more...
The safe boat of devotee association
By Sacinandana Swami - 21.9 2022 Sacinandana Swami: The influence of maya is very difficult to overcome. In our scriptures, the material energy is therefore compared to an ocean. When you sail the ocean you never know when the weather will become stormy and high waves will make it...Read more...
​What cricket can teach us about life
By Chaitanya Charan - 20.9 2022   Chaitanya Charan Prabhu : I am grateful to be among all of you, and in today’s class I will try to connect my past with  my present, in trying to share Krishna bhakti. So, for many Indians, Sharjah is inextricably associated with...Read more...
Divine Culture
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2022 Devotees in Mexico City By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Back To Godhead Vol. 1, No. 68, November 1, 1974 There is a misconception that the Krsna consciousness movement represents the Hindu religion. In fact, however, Krsna consciousness...Read more...
What to do with Sadness?
By editor - 20.9 2022 The Bhagavad-gita teaches, “O son of Kuntī, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata,...Read more...
Finding Shelter in Times of Suffering
By Murari Gupta Dasa - 20.9 2022   Even in the most hopeless situations there is hope—when we turn to Lord Krishna. “Can you please speak to my relatives,” a doctor friend requested me after a Sunday feast program in our temple. “Their youngest son died in an...Read more...
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