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The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.6 2018 King Citraketu, Lord Sankarsana and the Four Kumaras    The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture.   CHAPTER II., Part One   The king as a mediator; manifestations of royal power; salvation expected from kingly...Read more...
Before I Die…
By Ananda Vrindavanesvari Devi - 28.6 2018 In downtown San Antonio there is a large blackboard on the side of a building that reads “Before I Die…”. Beneath the heading there are spaces for people to fill in the blank – Before I die I want to ___________. Death is...Read more...
Do We Complain Too Much?
By Kesava Krsna dasa – 28.6 2018 Here we are, entombed within these bodies as animated walking talking transformations of food, shaped and destined according to our will, getting whipped by our own past deviations by natural justice, yet feel raw injustice enough to complain about our...Read more...
Looking for the Supreme God
By Manali D. Bijlani - 28.6 2018 From Back to Godhead “Whom are we worshiping in the temple? This query of mine was unanswered till I reached ISKCON.” I was born and brought up in a Hindu family in Delhi, and we used to go to various temples and offer prayers before the gods...Read more...
Apasampradayar Svarupa
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.6 2018 Thakur Bhaktivinoda   The Smarta Doctrine Two kinds of smrti sastra: 1) spiritual, or satvata smrtis; 2) material, moral or fruitivework oriented smrtis. Satvata smrtis include: Sri Bharadvaja Samhita (included in Narada Pancaratra), Brhat Samhita,...Read more...
Chanting with Feelings
Excerpt from the lecture by HH Nirañjana Swami - 27.6 2018 Baltics Winter Festival, January 17, 2014 The following is a partially-edited transcription of an excerpt of a lecture given on January 17, 2014, at the Baltics Winter Festival – Chanting with Feeling Today I wanted...Read more...
Apasampradayas: Smarta-brahmanas
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.6 2018 Smarta-brahmanas "There is a hereditary class of brahmanas called the smarta-brahmanas, however, who are of the opinion that even if such persons who are chanting the holy name of the Lord are accepted as purified, they still have to perform the Vedic rites...Read more...
What is the matter with the world
By A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - 26.6 2018 On the 16th of February 1957 a meeting was held at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan to discuss the above subject matter. Distinguished gentlemen from different categories spoke on the subject, but practically nobody could give us a definite...Read more...
Practice Loving Krishna
By HH Sridhara Swami - 26.6 2018 Through bhakti-yoga we can finally reunite with the person we’ve wanted all along. The Sixth Chapter of Bhagavad-gita, discusses dhyana-yoga, or meditative yoga. Texts 13-14 say: “One should hold one’s body, neck, and head erect in a...Read more...
Lust blinds love liberates
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 25.6 2018 Bilvamangala Thakura was a wealthy south Indian Brahmin and belonged to a cultured family. But he got attracted to a prostitute named Cintamani. The attraction soon became attachment. And as it happens when we get attached to worldly enjoyment we lose our...Read more...
How the Essence of Religions Came From Vedic Culture
By Stephen Knapp - 25.6 2018 (An Excerpt from the book Mysteries of the Ancient Vedic Empire, by Sri Nandanandana dasa–Stephen Knapp) As we look over the various cultures and religions of the world, we may ask if all religious systems are divine. Though they seem to conflict...Read more...
The Ambrosia of Love of Godhead
By editor - 25.6 2018 “The waters of the Ganges are always carrying the flavor of tulasi offered at the lotus feet of Sri Krishna, and as such the waters of the Ganges are ever flowing, spreading the glories of Lord Krishna. Wherever the waters of the Ganges are flowing, all will be...Read more...
Varnasrama Education In The Modern World
By Karuna Krishna Dasa - 25.6 2018 Complementarity relationship between the Brahmacari Ashram and the Grihastha Ashram When Srila Prabhupada began his preaching labor in the West, in New York City, towards the second half of the 1960s, he synthesized in a sentence the...Read more...
THE SKANDA PURANA
By editor - 22.6 2018 Skanda on Peacock Mount Kdei Ang, Cambodia. VI or VII century, Musee Guimet, Paris The Puranas are a genre of smrti literature in India. The Puranas literally mean “tales of old” or “ancient,” which adheres to the idea that...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.6 2018 King Sagara (Lord Rama's Ancestor)  Company School, Patna, c. 1900   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. Today we begin a new series, drawing on the work of J. Gonda, who surveyed a broad collection of sastric and...Read more...
Apasampradayas: Sakhibhekis
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.6 2018 Sakhibekhis Prabhupada: "Ha hanta ha hanta visa-bhaksana... Caitanya Mahaprabhu said this sex is the more dangerous than drinking poison for person who are going to advance in spiritual understanding. And they are talking--"Sex is the way of...Read more...
Sri Ganga-puja
BY: JAYA VIJAYA DAS - 22.6 2018 Sri Ganga-puja ki jai! Ganga Ma - Patna, 19th c. Sri Ganga-puja is obesrved on June 22nd. Sri Ganga-puja, also known as Sri Ganga-dushara (she who removes inauspiciousness), appears in the month of Jyestha (May/June) on the 10th day of Sukla-paksa, or the...Read more...
RAVANA
By editor - 21.6 2018 THE RAMAYANA, DEMONS, F. PURANIC MYTHOLOGY AND OTHER HINDU DEITIES, MAJOR CHARACTERS IN THE RAMAYANA RAVANA To individuals who are familiar with the Hindu epic Ramayana, the name Ravana has come to mean the main antagonist of the epic, the...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 108
BY: ROCANA DASA - 21.6 2018   Offering worship to Lord Brahma  Rajput, c. 1800   The last in a serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma – Founder-Acarya of the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya We here at the...Read more...
The GBC College and Iskcon’s Sankirtan
By Hanumatpresaka Swami - 21.6 2018 We have been asked by several agencies to write a report on the recent GBC-College in Brazil. This would include its broader implications for ISKCON’s global Sankirtan (playing the big mṛdanga). First, it is a very big and powerful topic, so we...Read more...
An Unforgettable Experience
By Radha Dasi - 21.6 2018 Hare Krishna, dear devotees! My name is Radha, I’m 19 years old and I am a student in my final year at Sri Mayapur International School. I want to share with you my incredible experience of book distribution in London this summer. I hope that it will please...Read more...
Dasarajna: Battle of the Ten Kings
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.6 2018 King Porus' Army On kingship and the Bharatas' sound defeat of the Puru armies. "When his merits from past good actions have been exhausted, a pure man descends to earth from the heavenly realms and is born as a king. Such a person is indeed great...Read more...
The virtues of demon’ crazy
By Kesava Krsna dasa – 20.5 2018 Srila Prabhupada’s keen observation picked out the demon word in pan’demon’ium and demon’strate. He likewise slotted in words befitting his siddhantic stance. Democracy did not escape his scathing, if not light-hearted censure....Read more...
The Many Faces of Halva
By Kurma Dasa - 20.6 2018 Anyone who has ever visited a Hare Krishna Temple feast or a Hare Krishna restaurant will have undoubtedly tasted halva. The memory of its sweet, warm, moist, spiritually-infused ‘comfort food-iness’ will no doubt have lingered long after all traces of...Read more...
FATAL FAT
By Caitanya Caran Das - 20.6 2018 A two inch tongue can kill a six feet man. This traditional saying is being confirmed by modern obesity statistics. The prosperity of the Indian middle class is showing up – in a not-so-pleasant way in the burgeoning waistline, of over 25% of urban...Read more...
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