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THE TANTRAS
By editor - 20.9 2019 The Tantras are a genre of religious literature that shows how to achieve salvation through various esoteric practices, making these texts distinct from other religious literature of India, such as the Vedas or Puranas (Barthakuria 1). Still, ordinary Tantras share some similarity in form to the Puranas, as they theoretically discuss the same five subjects, dealing with the nature of the creation and destruction of the universe, worshipping gods, achieving supernatural powers, and becoming one...Read more...
Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda
By Dr. David Frawley - 20.9 2019 YOGA THERAPY OR YOGA CHIKITSA The Sanskrit term for therapy throughout its medical literature is Chikitsa, which literally refers to the application of consciousness (chit) or caring. Yoga Therapy is called Yoga Chikitsa. Yet chikitsa as a...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement: Rama Bhakti, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2019 Laksmi Devi and Sri Ramanujacarya A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. Having described in our last segment the personality of Ramananda, a key figure in the 15th Century Bhakta Movement, today we'll look at how this...Read more...
Unfolding the mystery of bhakti-yoga
 By A.C.B. SWAMI PRABHUPADA - 20.9 2019 Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) – Canto 2: The Cosmic Manifestation – SB 2.9: Answers by Citing the Lord’s Version SB 2.9.36 etavad eva jijñasyam tattva-jijñasunatmanah anvaya-vyatirekabhyam yat syat...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Arrival in America
By Giriraj Swami and Sri Prahlada dasa - 20.9 2019 To commemorate the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in America, we shall sing and discuss the second poem that he wrote on the ship Jaladuta when he arrived in the Boston harbor on September 17, 1965. Poem [translation]: 1...Read more...
SAIVA SIDDHANTA
By editor - 19.9 2019 Saiva Siddhanta is a bhakti (loving devotion) tradition. This system is a dualist (this is somewhat problematic but will be discussed in the section on philosophy) form of Saivism that has ancient roots in north India, though is most popular now in southern...Read more...
How to Eat Healthy
By editor - 19.9 2019 We celebrate the art of everyday cooking as a sacred experience. It’s not just about mixing in spices and veggies.  There is something more. It also a science also of healthful living.  The Vedas, especially Ayurveda describes in great detail about...Read more...
Meditation in Yoga and Ayurveda
By Dr. David Frawley - 19.9 2019 Meditation is the key practice of traditional Yoga and the prime factor behind an authentic Ayurvedic lifestyle. Meditation goes to the root of our consciousness and prana, connecting us to our higher Self and aligning us with the healing and...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Goloka Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 57. Following the passage from Jaiva Dharma presented in the last segment, in this chapter our main character, Vijaya-kumara becomes fully...Read more...
Priti (Love)
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2019 National Museum Collection, India By Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura. The sweetness of the word "love" Love is a very sweet word. When it is spoken, a very sweet mood arises in the hearts of both the speaker and the listeners. Though few are...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement: Rama Bhakti, Part 1
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Ramananda (1400 – 1476 A.D.) A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. Ramananda was one of the most prominent preachers of Bhakti in northern India in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, and is considered one of the main...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, originally published in The Harmonist (Sree Sajjanatoshani), December 26, 1935.   Interview of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta...
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.9 2019 Yogic Austerities Lithograph by Forbes, c. 1812   A summary of the pastimes of King Alark, from the Markandeya Purana, in which the sage Markandeya answers...
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.5 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 56. In chapter thirty-one of Jaiva Dharma there...
By Syamananda Dasa - 18.9 2019   “No one is born hating another because of the color of his skin/ his background/ or his religion. People must learn to hate/ and if they can learn...
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2019 Veda Vyasa Envisions Kali Yuga A brief description of the hellish conditions at the close of Kali-yuga, from Srimad Bhagavatam, 12th Canto, Chapter 2 Summary:...
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2019 Fig. 1: The Bow in the Eight-wheel Box Evidence in support of the existence of iron from Vedic texts -- an analysis by Prof. Anand M. Sharan. The meaning of the...
By Navin Jani - 17.9 2019   Prescience and the Vedic Literature One aspect of the Vedic culture—knowledge of the future—may seem at first glance to contradict free will,...
Finding Perfect Joy – A Lesson from St. Francis By Radhanath Swami - 17.9 2019 In Italy, near the city of Perugia, is the place called Assisi, the birth place of a very popular saint...