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On Inspiration
By Sadaputa Dasa - 17.2 2020   This article was written by my long time friend and colleague from the Bhaktivedanta Institute the late Sadaputa Prabhu, a.k.a. Dr. Richard Thompson, who passed away suddenly in 2008. His death was a great loss to the world of Vaisnavism. This article On Inspiration is chapter 7 of his book Mechanistic and Non-Mechanistic Science and he refers to other chapters of the book. I heartily recommend this classic, it is well worth the read. It may be asked why I...Read more...
Jaladuta Cruise
Jaladuta Cruise Offers Smoother Ride From Kolkata to Mayapur By: Madhava Smullen - 17.2 2020 The Jaladuta Cruise boat service With the famous annual Gaura Purnima festival at ISKCON’s headquarters in Mayapur, West Bengal running from February 17th to March 11th, and thousands...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Santipura
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.2 2020 The Ganges between Santipura and Kalna A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 131. There is an interesting narration that mentions Lord Chaitanya's departure from Shantipur, crossing the Ganges...Read more...
True Happiness Must be Eternal
By Upendra Dasa - 17.2 2020 Sri Brahma-samhita is one of the oldest Vedic scriptures, and it is accepted by Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu (an incarnation of Krsna Himself who appeared 484 years ago) as the essence of Vaisnava (Krsna conscious) philosophy. The first verse of the...Read more...
Primordial Valentine
All You Need is 2 For Love / Primordial Valentine By Mayesvara Dasa (ACBSP) - 17.2 2020 The Beatles taught us the mantra: “All You Need Is Love” and sang “Love me Do!” However, for the most part they didn’t tell us where to find lasting love. George...Read more...
Temples of Kashmir
By editor - 14.2 2020 Sun Temple, Martand, Jammu and Kashmir, India The ancient sites of Ushkar, built by the Kushan king Huvishka approximately in the 3rd century A.D., and Harwan, a typical Buddhist settlement of the type that flourished in Gandhara kingdom, provide the earliest...Read more...
How Prahlada Became a Devotee of Nrsimhadeva
By editor - 14.2 2020 A scene from the 7th canto Srimad Bhagavatam. Young Prahlada is being tortured on the orders of his atheist father because Prahlada refused to stop his devotion to Lord Krsna. This section of the Hari-bhakti-vilasa 14.418-441,(the glories of...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Santipura
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.2 2020 Shantipura City Temple A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 130. Shantipur, a famous center of Vaisnavism in the Nadia district, is best known to devotees as being the residence of the...Read more...
The Appearance of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.2 2020 The Appearance Day of HDG Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur is observed on February 13th. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura appeared in Purusottam Ksetra, Jagannatha Puri, Orissa, on February 6, 1874. He was born in the family home next to the Narayan-...Read more...
Face to Face with Frustration
By Murari Gupta Dasa - 14.2 2020 Not getting what you want? Perhaps that’s good for you. “Please cancel my tickets,” I said to my friend on the phone. “I won’t be able to go.” I hung up the phone and sank down onto my bed, my head in my hands. My...Read more...
The Real Reason Sita was Exiled by Rama
Shyamasundara Dasa - 13.2 2020   For some people the episode of Rama exiling Sita to the forest, while she was five months pregnant, is one of the most disturbing and incomprehensible events in the Ramayana. It seriously tests their faith; and in some cases actually breaks it,...Read more...

By Radhacharan Das - 13.2 2020 From Ragavartma Chandrika text 12: Srila Vishvanath Chakravarty Thakura States:- Worshipping oneself as the Supreme Lord, using mudras (making ritualistic...
By Radhacharan Das - 13.2 2020 We can cite innumerable instances from the Vedas, which illustrate concepts similar to concepts from modern sci­ence. Modern scientists are wonder-...
BY DR DAVID FRAWLEY - 13.2 2020 Marmas and Pratyahara: Marmas as Control Points Marmas are prime energy points on the body, in sensitive regions, like joints or around the sensory orifices....
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 13.2 2020 When a man is plagued with financial troubles and full of anxieties, he can go to his creditors to make a voluntary arrangement. In England this is called an IVA....
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.2 2020 Elephant and giraffe in the royal court Sun Temple, Konarka Orissa, 13th century AD The last in a two-part exploration of the importance of elephants in Orissan...
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.2 2020 Shyamchand Radha-Krsna Temple, Santipur A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 129. In chapter...
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.2 2020 Elephant motif half-hewn from a huge stone near Dhauli, Bhubaneswar The earliest sculpture of Orissa, 3rd century B.C. A two-part exploration of the importance of...
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.2 2020 Lord Caitanya's Sankirtan Party Early Bengal School A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part...