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Preaching in USSR
BY: SITALATMA DAS - 26.4 2017 Preaching in USSR 1973-1991 Sometime in 2009, ISKCON TV recorded a long interview with Kirtiraja Prabhu and Hari, former Harikesha Swami, where they talked about preaching in Soviet Union from their side of the Iron Curtain. They give a slightly different take...Read more...
Ghosts - FAQ
By editor - 15.2 2015 "Whenever someone tries to convince me that ghosts don't exist, I challenge them to take a walk through a cemetery at midnight and they turn pale." (anonymous) "The only cure for non-belief is the mystical experience." (Thomas Merton...Read more...
India's dying mother
By Justin Rowlatt - 12.9 2016 The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is dying. From the icy Himalayan peaks, where it begins, right down to the Bay of Bengal, it is being slowly poisoned. The Ganges is revered in India but it is also the sewer that carries away the...Read more...
Yoga and How to Get Started
By Stephen Knapp - 9.5 2016       The purpose of any true spiritual path is to raise our consciousness to the point of allowing us to directly perceive the spiritual dimension. Being spiritual means to recognize one’s spiritual identity and practically see...Read more...
Caring For Devotees
By editor - 16.9 2015 Caring For Devotees: The Spiritual Counselor System From Namahatta.org From a series of lectures by HH Radhanath Swami, introducing the Spiritual Counselor System that has been successfully deployed at Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath Temple in Mumbai, Chowpatti....Read more...
Britain must pay reparations to India
By BBC - 29.7 2015 British troops in Kolkata after a religious clash At the end of May, the Oxford Union held a debate on the motion "This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies". Speakers included former Conservative MP Sir Richard Ottaway, Indian politician...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 2
BY: ROCANA DASA - 14.8 2018 Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Adi lila 6:40 In his purport to Adi 6.40, Srila Prabhupada narrates the List of 32 up to and including Madhavendra Puri: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi 6.40: "The Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika (22) clearly states the...Read more...
A KGB agent named Leonid…
By Karma-jna Das - 13.8 2018 I was working in the Soviet army. I spend quite some years also in the Afghanistan war. It was such a nasty experience that I wanted to orient myself to a more peaceful atmosphere. So I joined the Moscow Institute that trained KGB staff. Of course it is not...Read more...
BRAHMA PRAJAPATI
By editor - 10.8 2018 The Rg-Veda is a sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns and is also one of the four major sacred texts of Hinduism, the Vedas. Within the Rg-Veda many Hindu deities are identified as are the origins of their creations. Among these deities, there...Read more...
KUBERA: GOD OF WEALTH
By editor - 10.8 2018 Kubera holds a variety of titles within Hinduism, most notably being the god of wealth and riches. He is also regarded as the god of fertility, a tutelary household spirit, the protector of sailors and god of the dead (Coulter and Turner 283). In the Satapatha...Read more...
Hatha Yoga and the Bhagavad-gita
By Satyaraja Dasa - 9.8 2018 From Back to Godhead 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...Read more...
One more applause for George
By Dhananjaya Das - 9.8 2018 The last time George associated with a large group of devotees was when he and his wife, Olivia, visited the Manor in the summer of 1997. We had invited him to a celebratory dinner a few days after we got permission to build the new approach road. This dinner...Read more...
Bob Dylan and the Devotees
By Patita Pavana dasa - 9.8 2018 There are a few ISKCON old-timers, relics of the ’60’s—including me—who feel that Dylan was sort of planted into the wonderland of that era’s counter culture by a guiding hand of destiny. Much of his influence was positive in...Read more...
Many Gods or One?
By Satyaraja Dasa - 7.8 2018 Many Gods or One? Five Prominent Deities and Their Universal Meaning From Back to Godhead Is Krishna consciousness polytheistic? A discussion of panchopasana provides a clear answer that also helps us understand all religions. At first blush,...Read more...
Looking at death under another prospective
By Matsya Avatara Dasa - 6.8 2018 Nowadays the great innovations of medical and scientific science can maintain patients alive, even those that in the past were given no hope to survive. These innovations can prolong the patient’s existence artificially even knowing that they will...Read more...
Evidence for the Existence of God
By Syamananda Dasa - 6.8 2018 From Back to Godhead In believing our senses, how far do we go? “Not enough evidence, God! Not enough evidence!” The atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell was once asked what he would say if he found himself standing before God on judgment day...Read more...
1,000 Year Old Hindu Temple Found in Bangladesh
By The Editor - 3.8 2018 A rare Vishnu temple with a unique ‘nava-ratha’ architecture has been excavated at Madhabgaon village in Kaharol upazila of the northern district of Dinajpur by a team of archaeologists from Jahangirnagar University. Archaeologists from...Read more...
HINDUISM IN SRI LANKA
By editor - 2.8 2018 The northern Sri Lankan city of Jaffna - Vishnu temple The origins of Hinduism in Sri Lanka have not been conclusively determined. However, it is known that the development of a multiethnic modern day Sri Lanka, primarily influenced by Buddhist and Hindu religious...Read more...
Ayurvedic View of Wheat and Gluten
By Pandit Vamadeva Shastri - 2.8 2018 In the following article we examine the strengthens and weaknesses of a gluten-free diet and why Ayurveda recommends wheat for many constitutions and conditions. The gluten free diet movement has now become a multibillion dollar food business...Read more...
We Have a Country – How Are We Going To Run It?
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 2.8 2018 Let us say we won a general election. A majority vote sweeps us into power. All state resources are at our disposal. There will still be a democratic opposition in place, but they will want to see how we give all citizens of the land a Vedic alternative. Where...Read more...
Appearance of Sri Radha-Raman ji
By editor - 1.8 2018 SRILA GOPAL BHATTA GOSWAMI and The Appearance of Sri Radha-Raman ji The all merciful Lord Sri Gaur Hari, as He travelled from village to village throughout the south of India, continued to distribute love of Godhead wherever He went. Hearing the nectarean names of Hari...Read more...
Religion and Hinduism
By Dayananda Das - 31.7 2018 The words “religion” and “Hindu” are problematic. Both are confusing, inaccurate, and not useful words. Religion Depending on the context, the use of the word religion can be ill-defined and even offensive—for example, when...Read more...
Please Don’t Be a Burden to the Earth
Please Don’t Be a Burden to the Earth By Paramadayala Nityananda Dasa A Global Climate Accord (The Paris Agreement) was signed by leaders of 195 countries some time ago. On page 1 in a report by “nature.com” 1 we read: The ambitious 32-page package ...Read more...
The Les Crane Show
The Les Crane Show – the first television appearance of Srila Prabhupada in LA By Mukunda Goswami - 30.7 2018 The swami arrived in Los Angeles the day before the show and spent the afternoon recuperating from the flight in his apartment on Saturn Street. The following night, we...Read more...
Frankenfish & Why Some Edibles just Aren’t Good Food
By Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi - 30.7 2018 From Back to Godhead Recent advances in genetic engineering (GE) seem to twist nature’s arm. Now scientists alter the genetic code within seeds or eggs to make “improved” plants and animals. Wealthy countries use special GE corn and...Read more...
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