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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...
A HIGHER TASTE REMOVES LOWER TASTE
By editor - 23.2 2018 “Bad habits are like a comfortable bed; easy to get into, but hard to get out of”   A friend of mine often argued with me about the local trains of Mumbai. While I found the peak hour travel disgusting, he exclaimed it was all right. I asked him if he...Read more...
Herbs for the Practice of Yoga 1: Introduction
By editor - 23.2 2018 Herbology for Yogis Traditional Yoga has always rested on a special yogic diet with special yogic herbs to go along with it. Herbs are powerful aids in the practice of yoga, working at both physical and psychological levels. They are useful for both disease...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 50
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.2 2018   Sri Sowri Perumal A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Thirukkannapuram In the Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu, 10 miles inland from Nagapattinam and 4 miles from Nannilam, is the temple at Thirukkannapuram....Read more...
Canadian Prime minister visits Braj’s Elephant sanctuary
P.C. Patrika - 21.2 2018 As part of his first tour of India, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau visited Braj’s  Elephant Sanctuary on Sunday. The Canadian PM, who is travelling around India with his family, praised the work of wildlife conservation organizations...Read more...
Sadhu Sanga
Sadhu Sanga — Fulfilling Our Society’s Purpose By Giriraj Swami Sri Krishna informs us, “By service of the Absolute Truth, even for a few days, a devotee attains firm and fixed intelligence in Me. Consequently he goes on to become My associate in the transcendental world...Read more...
Gaudiya Vaisnava Lineage
By editor - 20.2 2018 Hinduism is comprised of several different schools of thought or spiritual traditions. Amongst these different traditions or branches, Vaishnavism is one of the largest branches, with hundreds of millions of adherents and countless sub-branches. The founder of the...Read more...
The Meaning Of Durga
By editor - 20.2 2018 Navaratri No country in the world demonstrates such enduring reverence for the Great Mother Goddess, as does India. The Goddess is celebrated in every form, aspect and quality, through music, art, ritual, mantra and meditation. She is honoured in women, the Earth,...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 49
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.2 2018   Lord Brahma at Darasuram A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Darasuram The village of Darasuram is located a few kilometers from Kumbakonam, in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. Darasuram (Dharasuram) is known...Read more...
Questionable character
From thinking Krishna of having a questionable character to becoming His devotee: Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s journey By Khonika Gope-Kumar - 20.2 2018 [Translated and abridged from the Bengali Book “Gauda Mandal Parikrama: The Holy Tirthas in Bangladesh” by Patita Uddharan Das...Read more...
Insights from lectures of Iskcon devotees
By Krishna-kripa das - 20.2 2018 This is an excerpt from the Diary of a Traveling Sadhaka, Vol. 14, No. 3  Julia Zimmerman, director of University Libraries for over ten years, stopped by my book table at Landis Green at Florida State University. She was familiar with ...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 48
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.2 2018 Sri Chakrapani temple gopuram A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Chakrapani Less than two kilometers north of the Ramasamy Temple in Kumbakonum, Tamil Nadu is an ancient shrine known as Chakrapani Temple. Built...Read more...
Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana, Part Fourteen
BY: SUN STAFF Sita Devi is Taken Into the Earth by Her Mother  Painting by Raja Ravi Varma The last in a serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana.   CONTEMPORARY VERSIONS OF SRI RAMAYANA We conclude our series on the many variations of Sri Ramayana...Read more...
Appreciating the senior devotees
By Jatayu dasa (SDG) - 19.2 2018 Learning to appreciate the devotees is a Vaisnava etiquette that helps us in our quest for purification, especially the appreciation of senior devotees. I have always been slow to understand this but as time passed I began to develop a certain admiration...Read more...
Who’s To Blame?
By Mahatma das - 19.2 2018 From the beginning of Prabhupada’s preaching in New York he spoke about the development of an international society, but his new followers couldn’t imagine Krsna consciousness going beyond the walls of the little storefront on 26 Second Avenue....Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 47
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.2 2018   Shri Vedanarayana Perumal at Kkumbakonam  Lord Brahma, Saraswati and Gayatri A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Kumbakonam Bounded by the River Kaveri on the north and the Arasalar River on the south...Read more...
Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana, Part Thirteen
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.2 2018 Serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana. RAMAYANA LANGUAGES & VERSIONS OUTSIDE INDIA Along with the many Sanskrit versions of Sri Ramayana, and other regional languages from India, there are many we haven't yet mentioned, such as...Read more...
Jagannatha dasa Babaji Maharaja’s disappearance day
By Giriraj Swami - 156.2 2018 (Bhaktivedanta Research Centre: This is a one of a kind original photo of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj found by BRC while going through Sri Sundaranand Vidyabinode’s collection.) Today is Srila Jagannatha dasa Babaji Maharaja’s disappearance...Read more...
Saraswati Thakur’s Preaching Mission in Bangladesh
By Khonika Gope-Kumar - 16.2 2018 [Translated and abridged from the Bengali Book “Gauda Mandal Parikrama: The Holy Tirthas in Bangladesh” by Patita Uddharan Das Brahmacari. Publisher: Hare Krishna Publications, ISKCON Swamibag] A lot of Bengali devotees lament that even though...Read more...
An audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace
By Radha Mohan Das - 16.2 2018 On Wednesday 15 February, Sruti Dharma das, Temple President of Bhaktivedanta Manor (UK), joined 1000 dignitaries from across the British Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace. He was then invited to have a private audience with the Queen and other members of the...Read more...
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