Philosophy

Seven stages of purification
Seven stages of purification and transcendental elevation BY ADMINISTRATOR - 12.10 2020 By H.H. Radhanath Swami ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-maha-davagni-nirvapanam sreyah-kairava-candrika-vitaranam vidya-vadhu-jivanam anandambudhi-vardhanam prati-padam purnamrtasvadanam...Read more...
Non-sectarian Vaisnava-dharma
BY: SUN STAFF- 8.10 2020 Introduction to Sri Krishna-samhita by HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. The people of India and other countries may be divided into two categories- the asslike and the swanlike. Of these two, the asslike are in the majority. The swanlike are in the minority. Swanlike...Read more...
Mind as Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy
By Vamadeva - 2.10 2020 Your own mind is your best friend or worst enemy, depending upon how you relate to it. The mind is the part of your nature closest to and most intimate to your inner Self and Being, but also connected to the external world and its influences. Much of what we call...Read more...
FOUR PRINCIPLES OF POSITIVE THINKING
By Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) A few years ago, I went through a serious crisis. I’d been hearing bad rumours about someone I respected and was disturbed by the news. Moreover, my relationships with people I knew closely had soured. I was distressed and began to feel...Read more...
Gopi Bhava vs Sakhi Bhava
By Radhacharan Das - 3.9 2020 There are various Sampradaya doing Vraj bhav upasana in Madhurya Rasa. Some call it Gopi Bhava some calls Sakhi Bhava or Sahchari bhava or Sringara bhava or Manjari bhav. But the broad difference made between them is Gopi Bhava and Sakhi bhava. This sakhi...Read more...
Beyond Sectarianism
By editor - 1.9 2020 Edited from a lecture by Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa It is normally taken by people that religion means a type of faith, but this is not actually the real meaning of religion. In the introduction to the Bhagavad Gita As It Is, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...Read more...
Sastras vs commerce
By editor - 21.8 2020 Selling sastras and teaching them for money is prohibited. APANYAM ATHA PANYAM VA VIKRAYAM NA PRAYOJAYET One should not sell something that should not be sold, or that has already been sold to someone else. (HBV 11.778; an example: salagram - HBV 5.436-7) ...he...Read more...
When a Ghost Attacks God…
By Gauranga Darshan Das - 5.8 2020 Ghosts do not have gross bodies. But they do have subtle bodies. Gross bodies are made of earth, water, fire, air, and ether. Subtle bodies are made of mind, intelligence, and ego. Both of these bodies are material and all individuals in this world are...Read more...
Six Qualities that Enhance Bhakti: Dhairya
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.7 2020 Six Qualities that Enhance Bhakti by HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Dhairya - Patience For the practitioner of devotional service, dhairya, patience, is extremely necessary. Those who possess the quality of dhairya are called dhira, sober. Due to lack of this...Read more...
The Mechanistic Darwinian
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 21.5 2020 The puffed up Darwinian scientific community think themselves very advanced in knowledge. Their effective brainwashing education programs have indoctrinated millions upon millions of supposedly intelligent students, but anyone with real intelligence -- and there...Read more...
Analogies for Preaching
By His Divine Grace A.C.B. Swami Prabhupada Authorities and Lawyers (2:10:51) Any question that is put forward may be answered by quoting the authority, and that satisfies the saner section. That is the system even in the law court. The best lawyer gives evidence from the past judgement of...Read more...
The Souls Origin
By Mahesh-das - 8.5 2020 So the conclusion is that whatever may be our past, let us come to Krsna consciousness and immediately join Krsna. Just like with a diseased man, it is a waste of time to try to find out how he has become diseased, better to spend time curing the disease. 91-05-14...Read more...
Dharma - Karma - Samsara
By editor - 1.5 2020 The System Of Cosmic Justice Science of reincarnation Karma - the law behind reincarnation Dharma - cosmic ethics Sanatana-dharma: higher aspect of dharma Every civilized society has systems assuring its smooth work and protecting it from various negative...Read more...
What Is Mind?
 A Bhagavatam Conception of Mind By Bhanu Swami - 1.5 2020 . Story of Puranjana King Puranjana had unlimited desires for sense enjoyment. Consequently he traveled all over the world to find a place where all his desires could be fulfilled. Unfortunately he found a feeling of...Read more...
Final Words of a Dying Father
By Janakinatha Dasa - 31.3 2020   Every December, the book marathon promises to be an exciting event. While travelling from door to door, village to village, through remote parts of India, we invariably meet someone who has been miraculously touched by Krishna’s mercy. One...Read more...
The Vanaprastha-asrama and its practical application
By Jaya Gaurasundara dasa Gauravanacari - 25.3 2020 A. Introduction 1. What is vanaprastha? The word vanaprastha is composed of the words vana, meaning “forest” and prastha, meaning “to go,” so a vanaprastha is “One has gone to the forest.” Vanaprastha...Read more...
Relativity and the Path to the Absolute
By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi - 12.3 2020   Because many factors influence the way we see the world, too much faith in our own perspective can be materially and spiritually dangerous. My husband and I were counseling a couple and making progress, but then we reached an impasse. The...Read more...
Ahankara – Foundational principle of our material existence
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 event that took place during...Read more...
Strength from Above
By Yogesvara Dasa - 11.2 2020 ON DAYS SET ASIDE FOR SELLING Back to Godhead magazine, he packed copies in a cloth sack and boarded the morning train to Delhi. With nowhere to stay in Delhi he had to return to Vrindavan by evening, which gave him only a few hours of daylight. Sales...Read more...
THE MARATHAS (AND THEIR SOCIAL MOBILITY)
By editor - 30.1 2020 Hinduism is composed of a caste, jati, system and class, varna, system (Rodrigues 132). According to Hindu myth, the four main varnas, compromising the brahmin or “priestly” class, the ksatriya or “warrior”...Read more...
Life and Afterlife
Life and Afterlife: Does Modern Science Have it Right? By Navina Syama Dasa - 29.1 2020 The intellectual community fails to even consider the validity of evidence of reincarnation. I recently read one of the latest books by Ian Stevenson, entitled European Cases of the Reincarnation Type...Read more...
Radha Dasyam - The highest Bhava
By editor - 28.1 2020 Prabhodananda Saraswati  writes in his Vrndavana Mahamamrta 2.35 as follows: “Glorious are those persons who desire to climb out of the well of material existence and attain liberation; even more glorious are they who have dedicated themselves to the...Read more...
Sri Vishnupriya
By editor - 28.1 2020 Katha-Kirtan on Sri Vishnupriya-devi (Gour Govinda Swami sings a song of Srila Narottama dasa Thakura) jaya jaya guru gosani-sri-carana sara yaha ha-ite haba para e bhava-samsara “All glories to the glorious feet of the spiritual master and the Supreme...Read more...
The Story of Shaubhari Muni
By Radhanath Swami - 27.1 2020 (SB 11.10.17) Translation Although the performer of fruitive activities desires perpetual happiness, it is clearly observed that materialistic workers are often unhappy and only occasionally satisfied, thus proving that they are not independent or in...Read more...
Agamas
By editor - 24.1 2020 Introduction: The Agamas (Sanskrit: आगम) are a collection of scriptures of several Hindu devotional schools. The term literally means tradition or “that which has come down”, and the Agama texts describe cosmology, epistemology,...Read more...
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