Philosophy

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...
The Churning of the Milk Ocean, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.1 2020 Churning the Milk Ocean Thanjavur, c. 1830 Collection of British Museum   A two part summary of sastric descriptions of the great Churning pastime.   THE RAMAYANA CANTO XLV -- QUEST OF THE AMRIT High and more high their wonder rose As the...Read more...
Animals of Indian Mythology
Dr. Krishnanand Kamat - 22.1 2020 Excerpted from The Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society Vol. LXXXV Issue 2, June 1994.   First published as "Attitude of our ancestors towards animals" Ancient Indians had recognized the animals' right to co-exist with man and...Read more...
Yoga and Buddhism: Similarities and Differences
By Vamadeva (David Frawley) - 22.1 2020 Yoga and Buddhism are sister traditions which evolved in the same spiritual culture of ancient India. They use many of the same terms and follow many of the same principles and practices. For this reason it is not surprising that many of us,...Read more...
The Churning of the Milk Ocean
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.1 2020 A two part summary of sastric descriptions of the great Churning pastime. Samudra manthan, or the pastime of the 'Churning of the Ocean of Milk', is one of the most famous episodes in the Puranas, and is celebrated in a major way every twelve years at the...Read more...
Not One Blade of Grass
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 17.1 2020 It is said not one blade of grass moves without Krishna knowing it. How can this be? Indeed this suggests that everything is connected or at one, consequently when one part of the gigantic body moves the other parts are aware, and in the case of Krishna fully...Read more...
Avoiding Sahajiyaism
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.1 2020   Following are a number of interesting quotes from our Sampradaya Acaryas on various aspects of sahajiyaism and the need to avoid it: "Bhakti-siddhanta-viruddha refers to that which is against the principle of unity in diversity, philosophically known...Read more...
Yukta vairagya
Yukta vairagya or using everything in Krishna’s service By Haripada Dasa - 13.1 2020 In the Srimad Bhagavatam 7 canto it is said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotee know how to use properly lust, anger, greed, illusion, pride and envy. In the Bhagavad Gita 3.37,...Read more...
Lord Shiva worship
Why Lord Shiva’s independent worship and dvaitavada promoted By editor - 7.1 2020 Please note that the contents of the article is not a personal opinion but the references from sastra. The intention is not to defame other panths dedicated to Shiva and Devi as one can attain...Read more...
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