Philosophy

YOGA OF THE BHAGAVAD GITA
By editor - 23.1 2019 THE BHAGAVAD GITA, KRSNA, THE YOGAS OF THE BHAGAVAD GITA THE BHAGAVAD GITA (A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY)   The Bhagavad Gita remains, to this day, one of the most influential books of the Hindu religion, estimated to originate as far back as...Read more...
The Ancient Yoga of the Sun
By David Frawley - 23.1 2019 What if the most powerful force for energizing all Yoga practices were as obvious and visible as the Sun? The fact is that it is. The Sun, properly understood not merely as an outer but as an inner energy source, reflects the supreme light of Yoga both in...Read more...
THE SAMKHYA
By editor - 22.1 2019 THE SAMKHYA KARIKA Samkhya is one of the earliest philosophical systems, or orthodoxdarsana born of the Hindu tradition. The word samkhya itself is translated directly as “enumeration” or “calculation,” thought to be referring to...Read more...
Kirtana-Yoga and the Maha-mantra
By Satyaraja Dasa - 21.1 2019 Kirtana is a simple and effective way to commune with God. The word kirtana means “praise” or “glory” and is the name given to glorification of God in song, especially in call-and-response style. There are different categories of...Read more...
SATI AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
By editor - 18.1 2019 Introduction In many religious traditions marriage is arguably one of the most sacred institutions on which two people can unite.In the Hindu tradition, a woman’s devotion to her husband is seen as essential and is very important to the marriage itself.However,...Read more...
The Hare Krsna Mantra
By HH Satsvarupa dasa Goswami - 17.1 2019 When His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada frst arrived in America in the midst ol the cultural turmoil of the sixties, he quickly captured the hearts and minds of the New York hippies and the San Francisco flower children with the...Read more...
THE SAVITRI AND SATYAVAT MYTH
By editor - 15.1 2019 The myth of Savitri and Satyavat is the fictional love story of a Hindu wife following her husband through death and saving him with her great dharmic wisdom. The origin of the story dates back to the Mahabharata. The sage Vyasa had written the Mahabharata with the help...Read more...
Mahaprabhu’s Victory
Mahaprabhu’s Victory – Over the Mayavadis at Benares   By Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi - 14.1 2019 Desiring to drown everyone in the flood of love of God, Lord Caitanya made a special effort to capture misinformed impersonalists. In 1486 CE, Lord Krishna appeared in West...Read more...
How Lord Krishna is the Source of all Avatars
By Sri Nandanandana dasa - 14.1 2019 In spite of the fact that everything comes from the Supreme Being, He is still aloof from it all. He does not disengage Himself from His eternal pleasure pastimes with His devotees in the spiritual realm. So, in the process of creating the material worlds...Read more...
Secrets of the Five Pranas
BY DR DAVID FRAWLEY - 11.1 2019 All that exists in the three heavens rests in the control of Prana. As a mother her children, oh Prana, protect us and give us splendor and wisdom. Prashna Upanishad II.13   To change something we must alter the energy which creates it. This fact...Read more...
Deity Worship
The Antiquity of Deity Worship in the Vedic Tradition By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 11.1 2019 There have been some people who have declared that the worship of Deities or images or the murti in the temples is but a recent invention of Vedic culture. However, that is not an...Read more...
Beginning Lessons in Pranayama
By Swami Sivananda - 10.1 2019   “Bahya-abhyantar-stambha-vritti-desaa-kala Sankhyabhih patidtishto deergha-sukshmah.” – Yoga Sutras—Chap. II, Sa. 50 Pranayama is regarded lengthy or subtle according to its three components, the external, the internal...Read more...
The Mystical Chant
By Sri Chaitanya Chandra Das - 10.1 2018 FIRST CONTACT WITH THE HOLY SOUND My life took an apical turn when I stumbled across the Hare Krishnas. Being born in India I had some knowledge of “Krishna” but I was like most Indians are – conscious of Krishna but not Krishna...Read more...
Sri Niralamba Upanishad
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.1 2019 By Srila Veda Vyasa, translated by Sriman Kusakratha dasa. Sri Niralamba Upanishad Text 1 esham ajnana-jantunam samastarishta-santaye. yad yad boddhavyam akhilam tad asankya bravimy aham. Now I will explain the truth. Knowledge of the truth puts an end to the...Read more...
Is God Male or Female?
By Caitanya Caran Das - 8.1 2018 God is neither – and is both. Let’s see how. Before we can understand whether God is male or female, we need to clearly understand that we ourselves are neither male nor female. We are at core spiritual beings, souls, whereas our gender refers...Read more...
Two Energies Choices
By Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami - 4.1 2019   Which way does one go in moments of despair? LORD KRSNA HAS TWO ENERGIES, material and spiritual, but they can be used interchangeably if one knows how. Just as the same electricity can be used to heat or cool a building, so Krsna’s...Read more...
Remedy to Go Beyond All Sorrow
By editor - 28.12 2018 Yoga Psychology and the Yoga Sutras: The Sovereign Remedy to Go Beyond All Sorrow The Yoga Sutras of Rishi Patanjali portrays a psychological view of Yoga, not a physical Yoga, which is only mentioned in passing. The Yoga Sutras first of all...Read more...
Description of Goloka
By editor - 23.12 2018 1 Sri Narada said: Asked by whom, and for what reason did Lord Krsna, the master of the universes, come to the earth? O best of the knowers of the Vedas, please tell. 2 Sri Narayana Rsi said: In ancient times, during the Varaha-kalpa, bearing a great burden and...Read more...
Aspects of the Absolute Truth
By editor - 23.12 2018   Though conceived of in various ways, ultimately the Absolute Truth is the Supreme Person who shares intimate loving exchanges with the best of His devotees. By Srila Jiva Goswami Here we present an excerpt from the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust edition of Srila...Read more...
What Sri Caitanya Meant by Theism
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.12 2018 By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada from The Gaudiya, Volume 25, Number 11. The Supreme Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya has asked all sections of the people of this world not to tamper with or mutilate the Absolute Truth with their crippled attempts to...Read more...
Chant the Transcendental Word to Others
Chant the Transcendental Word to Others or He will be Eclipsed BY: SUN STAFF - 20.12 2018 By Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada, adapted from 'The Gaudiya', Volume 24, Number 5. We shall be enabled to realise our lasting good if only we place ourselves wholly...Read more...
What Is Mind?
What Is Mind? A Bhagavatam Conception of Mind By Bhanu Swami - 20.12 2018 Story of Puranjana King Puranjana had unlimited desires for sense enjoyment. Consequently he traveled all over the world to find a place where all his desires could be fulfilled. Unfortunately he found a feeling...Read more...
THE SIX-FOLD POLICY OF THE ARTHASASTRA
By editor - 14.12 2018 History and Background Authored by Kautilya in 300 BCE the Arthasastra was written as a “science of politics” (Boesche 9-10). As the key advisor to the Indian king Chandragupta, Kautilya offered the Arthasastra as discussions on...Read more...
Varnasrama Explained By Srila Prabhupada
Compiled By Damaghosa das - 13.12 2018   March 4 1974 Vrndavana- conversation about Varnasrama and its application Hṛdayānanda: Not necessary. So in this varṇāśrama college there would be two divisions, varṇa and āśr… Learning a materia… Prabhupāda: First of all...Read more...
HINDU VRATAS
By editor - 12.12 2018 All kinds of vows of fasting and asceticism are practiced on the occasion of diverse religious festivals celebrated during the course of the year. These vows can be performed on the occasion of the Hindu rites, which are related to specific stages in life; such as...Read more...
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