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Reflections on the Forest Fires
By Giriraj Swami - 19.11 2018 Terrible, deadly fires have been raging recently in California, devastating homes and everything else on their way. I recalled Srila Prabhupada’s discussion of the first verse of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura’s Sri Gurv-astaka: samsara-...Read more...
Is Kali really the culprit?
By Radheshyam Das - 19.11 2018 If Parikshit maharaja had killed Kali instead of forgiving him, we wouldn’t be suffering the effects of Kali now.’ Isn’t this a sensible argument? Let’s analyze… Problems in Kali yuga: Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali yugas with...Read more...
Driving for Krishna
By Danavir Goswami - 19.11 2018   From its early years to present, ISKCON has witnessed droves of devotees leave their bodies while traveling in automobiles. Although devotees don’t drink and drive, many male devotee drivers that I know are virtual terrors behind the wheel. With a...Read more...
Chemical Evolution?
By editor - 16.11 2018   Where Do the Chemicals Come From?   This exchange between His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada; a guest, and a disciple named Dr. Thoudam D. Singh took place in December of 1973, during a morning walk at Venice Beach, in Los Angeles. Dr...Read more...
Who Was Krishna - according to Jain Philosophy
By editor - 16.11 2018 Krishna is the main character of Mahabharat, the famous and popular epic of India. Mahabharat is considered as a holy Hindu book, but it is a collection of several fables. It has nothing to do with any specific religion. Further, it is a fact that Mahabharat was...Read more...
We may have to leave at any moment
By editor - 16.11 2018 Once a visitor came to a sadhu’s ashram. He saw the sadhu was living in a very simple house. He looked around and found there was nothing worthy in his house -  no bed, no wardrobe, no chair, no table, no refrigerator. The visitor was surprised. ...Read more...
Documentary About the Yamuna
The Award-winning Documentary About the Yamuna Released in Six Languages By: ISKCON News Staff - 15.11 2018 The Stolen River, the multiple award-winning documentary about the River Yamuna has been released for public screening in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The...Read more...
Gopastami
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.11 2018 Go-gopiyo me Gopal The glories of Gopastami are observed on November 19th. The celebration of Gopastami during Kartikka marks the day when Sri Krsna and Balarama are honored by Nanda Maharaja, who advanced their duties of caring for the calves to now giving...Read more...
Sri Gadadhar das, Srinivas Acarya, and Dhananjaya Pandit
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.11 2018 Lord Chaitanya's Sankirtan Party  Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta, c. 1895  British Museum Collection The Disappearance Day of Sri Gadadhar das, Srinivas Acarya, and Dhananjaya Pandit is observed on November 15th. Gadadhar das Goswami radha...Read more...
The Monk who used his IIT degree for Environmental Transformation
By Rahul Singh - 15.11 2018 “When you are in the field of spirituality, you think you can advise anyone on any topic. We listened to experts in hydrogeological survey and Soil Biotechnology”. This was the greatest takeaway for me from the session titled “Sustainability from...Read more...
Essence of the Yoga Sutras
The following article by Dr. David Frawley was first published by Zee News - 14.11 2018 If we look deeply within we can discern that the essence of our being is the light of consciousness, not the compulsions of the mind or the biology of the body. This is the light of Yoga. Yoga in...Read more...
Museum of The Hare Krishna Movement?
By mayesvara dasa - 14.11 2018 Those of us who appreciate the magical potency of what Srila Prabhupada gave us know that a miracle of colossal historic importance occurred in the late 1960’s. At that time His Divine Grace came and ignited a worldwide spiritual revolution that has no...Read more...
Launching Vishnudutas!
BY: BHARAT CHANDRA DASA - 12.11 2018 Dedication on the eve of Srila Prabhupada Disappearance Day. End of Life Care for Vaisnavas 'Death literacy' is a must for all who have taken birth. Certainly, we should all enquire and seek out - "What is death? Who actually dies? What...Read more...
The disappearance of HDG A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
By Radhanath Swami - 12.11 2018 In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Shri Krishna explains, ‘One who understands the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities never attains…never has to take birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode.’ Those...Read more...
THE VEDIC COSMIC TIME CYCLE
By editor - 9.11 2018 The Vedic Cosmic time cycle makes a distinction between a human year, a godly year and a year in the life of Brahma. It follows that one human year is equal to that of one day in the life of the gods, and one day (or kalpa) in the life of Brahma is 4 320 000 000...Read more...
Disapproved but not Disowned
By Gauranga Darshan Das - 9.11 2018 “The intelligence that discriminates between right and wrong is great, but the heart that accommodates even wrongdoers and uplifts them is greater.” What will you do when someone misbehaves? Of course, it’s natural to disapprove his...Read more...
Govardhana-puja
By Giriraj Swami - 9.11 2018 We are gathered on the auspicious occasion of Sri Govardhana-puja at the feet of Sri Giriraja Govardhana. Many of you may know the history, related in Srimad-Bhagavatam: One day Sri Krishna noticed that the cowherd men were collecting paraphernalia for...Read more...
Meditation on Damodarastakam
By Lokanath Swami - 8.11 2018 The auspiciousness of the month of Kartik Srila Prabhupada and Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu declare this month to be the best. In 1972, considering the importance of this month Srila Prabhupada put all his engagements and travel plans aside to spend this...Read more...
NAVAGRAHAS: THE NINE PLANETARY SYSTEM
By editor - 8.11 2018 The worship of nine planetary gods, the navagraha, is widespread among Hindu sects.  Nava is translated as “nine” and graha as “planets,” although it etymologically means ‘one which is seized’ (Yano 381...Read more...
Diwali 2018 And Rama Rajya
By editor - 8.11 2018 Diwali celebrates the return of Sri Rama to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. This follows immediately after Rama’s great victory over Ravana and his recovery of his beloved wife Sita. As such, Rama’s return indicates the triumph of light over darkness...Read more...
Using Our Natural Talents for Krsna
BY: PRITAM DE - 7.11 2018 One of the drawbacks of being born in contemporary India is that the society is totally unaware of encouraging one's natural talents. More than 700 years of Muslim rule suppressed the Vedic culture. Then the Britishers arrived who were hell-bent on eliminating...Read more...
United We Stand – Yuga Dharma
By Navasi Dasi - 7.11 2018 “Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura indicates that rather than trying to separate conditioned souls by materialistic distinctions, one should bring them together to chant the holy names of the Lord and propagate the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya....Read more...
The Gopis
By Venu Gopal Das - 6.11 2018 The Gopis: An Ambrosial Dance Crew or Something More? A day in the life of Shri Krishna is filled with numerous activities: tending cows, playing pranks on the women of the village, feasting on sumptuous food with the cowherd boys and vanquishing an ill-fated...Read more...
New York Supreme Court Returns Control of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda Temple to ISKCON
BY: CAITANYANANDA DAS - 5.11 2018 Dear Devotees and Friends,  Please accept our humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.  Jaya Sri Sri Radha Govinda-deva! On October 29, 2018, NY State Supreme Court Justice, Honorable Dawn Jimenez-Salta ruled that the Sri Sri Radha...Read more...
Teaching and Disciplining in the Modes of Material Nature
By Bhurijana dasa - 5.11 2018 According to the Bhagavad-gita, one’s activities can either be in goodness, passion, or ignorance.  There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from these three modes born of material...Read more...
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