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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...
Is Sex An Addiction
By Caitanya Carana Dasa - 23.4 2018 From Back to Godhead I said to Sandip, “I read about a form of addiction that is increasingly being recognized by specialists as the world’s most widespread and least discussed form of addiction: sexual addiction.” “Sexual...Read more...
Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks in Family Life
By Jivan Mukta Dasa - 23.4 2018 From Back to Godhead On the path back home, back to Godhead, householder life often seems like an obstacle course. Stumbling blocks dominate the landscape. Work, social obligations, and household matters such as rearing children and paying the bills can...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 75
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2018 Sri Panchamukheeswara Swamy A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahmalingeshwara Manifestations of Brahma and Shiva Following our introduction of the Brahmalingeshwara manifestations in the last segment, today we look at...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 74
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2018 Brahma Lingam Arunachala Temple, Tamil Nadu A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahmalingeswara Shrines In the study of temples and shrines dedicated to the worship of Lord Brahma, there is much confusion as to which Brahma...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 73
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 73 BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2018   Installation of Lord Brahma at Kumblegudde A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Kumblegudde In June 2009, a news story was published about the renovation of a temple in...Read more...
“Maya Times” – The fake news agency
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 19.4 2018 “Fake News” is in the news, everyone seems to be or pretend to be worried about it. A news or an information or a story or a data is considered “fake” when the truth is suppressed and is manipulated to suit a certain narrative....Read more...
Were There Two Buddhas?
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 19.4 2018 I was asked to look into this a few years ago by someone who knew of my research abilities. But I have not been able to until now because of other priorities. But this topic has come up before, that actually there were two different...Read more...
Preaching in the workplace
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 13.4 2018 Some devotees think, that because they are devotees, they must preach instantly to whomever they meet. Perhaps if we had the required force of purity, we could effect changes in people’s hearts on first contact. The reality is however, that not everyone...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 72
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.4 2018   Vidyashankara Temple Deities A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Vidyasankara, Sringeri, Karnataka Difference between wall sculptures that are decorative in nature as opposed to those that are considered...Read more...
Naive Literalism
By Visakha Dasi - 12.4 2018 In each of its twelve cantos, Srimad-Bhagavatam, the “flawless ripened fruit of all Vedic scriptures,” tells of miracles and mysticism, of the esoteric and extraterrestrial. We hear a cow, bull, elephant, monkey, and bird speaking deep philosophy. We...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 71
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.4 2018   Lord Brahma, Somanathapura   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma – Karnataka Sculptures In today's segment, we would like to bring to a finer point the difference between deity forms of Lord...Read more...
Mystic Experience and the Name of God
By Achyutananda Das - 10.4 2018 From Back to Godhead Taking into account the many descriptions of Godhead found in ancient books, scriptures and the eternal wisdom heard by disciples from their venerable masters, the Absolute Truth may be defined as follows: He is by Himself and for...Read more...
A Life Offered to Krsna by Sannyasa Dasa
By editor - 10.4 2018 The only "prisoner of conscience" to die in a Soviet labor camp last year, Sacisuta dasa had led a life of heroic service to Krsna Sannyasa dasa (Suren Karapetyan), a Soviet devotee of Krsna, wrote the following short biography in memory of his heroic God-...Read more...
Prabhupada’s Son Vrindavan Chandra De Passes Away
By: Madhava Smullen - 6.4 2018 Vrindavan Chandra De speaks at the 50th anniversary of Prabhupada's departure for the U.S. ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s youngest son, Vrindavan Chandra De, passed away at his home in Kolkata at 10:30pm on April 3rd. He had been suffering...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 70
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.4 2018 Entrance to a grove in Malnad A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahma Worship in the Groves of Karnataka When discussing environmental diversity and sustainable ecology in India, one of the foremost topics is protection of...Read more...
Prasadam — What is it and why we should not eat anything else.
By Madhudvisa dasa - 4.4 2018 If you know some Hare Krishna devotees I am sure you have heard them talk about prasadam. But you may not be completely clear what prasadam actually is. The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word “prasadam” is mercy. So when we say “Krishna...Read more...
PLAYING CRICKET WITH MAYA?
By Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 4.4 2018 Everyone is like a play toy in the hands of the illusory energy and is acting as she moves him. One should come to Krishna consciousness to release oneself and also to release others” Srila Prabhupada (in Srimad Bhagavatam...Read more...
RESPECT- THE CAUSE OF SPIRITUAL HAPPINESS
By Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 4.4 2018 Respectful dealings with other human beings are not a detail but the essence of spiritual life. We often respect those who have power, or those who may help us materially, but ignore those who are dear to God. To respect others for the...Read more...
The many benefits of Saraswati Puja
By Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 4.4 2018 Allowing the cosmic feminine principle to fully express itself through all forms of art, without fear or manipulation, is the essence of true culture. Saraswati Puja is one of the most important annual events of India or Bharatiya...Read more...
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