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Question of the Earth's Shape
Spiritual Science Applied to the Question of the Earth's Shape and Location, Part 3 BY: MAYESVARA DASA - 23.1 2017 Introduction Continuing this series on the Earth, we would like to address three fundamental issues regarding the question of the Earth in Vedic cosmology and what ramifications this has for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. (1) What is the size of the Earth in Srimad Bhagavatam? (2) Why did Srila Prabhupada, the Founder Acharya of the International Society for Krishna...Read more...
Earth’s Shape and Location, Part Two
BY: MAYESVARA DASA - 23.1 2017 Spiritual Science Applied to the Question of the Earth’s Shape and Location, Part Two Why did a dying king ask about the measurement of the Earth? Part One of this paper can be found here. Before continuing with the main epistemological theme of...Read more...
Freedom from feeling blame
By Urmila Devi Dasi - 23.1 2017 Freedom from feeling blame and offense against oneself Our life is full of anguish when others unjustly blame us… we feel offended and angry, and feel a strong urge to defend ourselves. Is there another way, a way to freedom? tṛṇād api sunīcena...Read more...
Jiva Gosvami’s philosophy
Dina Dayala dasa (Dario Knez) - 23.1 2017 Is Jiva Gosvami’s philosophy the same as Sri Caitanya’s? Introduction Jiva Gosvami (1513-1598) is the youngest of the six Gosvamis of Vrindavana[i] who are honoured as genuine representatives of the teachings and faith of Caitanya...Read more...
Award in Tourism
ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village Wins Prestigious UN WTO Award in Tourism By Yudhisthir Govinda Das New Delhi – 21st January, 2017: ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) won a prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award for India on 18th January in...Read more...
The Sensibility of Krishna West
Written by Padma devi dasi - 21.1 2017 In my eyes, H.D. Goswami’s Krishna West program constitutes a sensible and pragmatic approach to outreach in the Western world. It claims nothing more than adherence to what our past Vaisnava acaryas have taught since time immemorial: to preach...Read more...
Lord Shiva and Saint Maanikkavaachagar
By K. Bharath Kumar - 21.1 2017 The saint Manikkavaachagar was born in the village of Thiruvaadhavur (near Madurai) in Tamil Nadu around the 9th century A.D. He was bestowed this name for his gem-like words and captivating devotional verses. Manikkavaachagar (often called ‘...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.1 2017 Vasant Ragini  Rajput Ragamala – Bundi, Rajasthan, c. 1660 A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. THE RAGAMALAS The Rajput School of paintings grew out of the Sisodiya dynasty in Udaipur...Read more...
Temple Development
By Bhurijana dasa - 21.1 2017 Ashram Changes and Temple Development Most devotees’ lives and views on devotional service change as their ashram changes. When several devotees pass through ashram changes at approximately the same time-or even if one respected devotee within a temple...Read more...
Who is Giridhari das?
BY: KRISHNA DASA - 20.1 2017 He is a member of GBC. To be more precise, he is GBC's Zonal Secretary in ISKCON Brazil (he's undergoing his trial period). He runs a yoga resort project called "Paraíso dos Pândavas" which is listed on ISKCON Brazil's website...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: Rene Descartes, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.1 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. V – RATIONALISM  Rene Descartes (1596-1650) Syamasundara dasa: Descartes claims that truth must be self-...Read more...

By Somesh Kumar The greatest fortune of knowing ISKCON I first came to know about ISKCON in Pune at around 1998. My sister informed me about the ISKCON temple on the Janmashtami day. First...
By editor - 20.1 2017 A conversation about the Hare Krsna mantra between Srila Prabhupada and John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and George Harrison Montreal Star, June, 1969: Reporter: Where do you...
By Ramchandra Das - 20.1 2017 Please accept my humble pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. In computer parlance a program is defined as a set of step by step instructions given to get...
By Srila B.S. Nishkinchan Maharaj The difference between transcendental sound and material sound Material and transcendental sound might appear very similar to the untrained listener...
By: Madhava Smullen - 19.1 2017 Former Hip-Hop Artist Turns No. 1 Book Distributor Jaya Caitanya Das (left) and two happy costumers You might not have heard of Jaya Caitanya Das, the...
By HH Kadamba Kanana Swami How to keep one’s relationship with Vrndavana 1.) First let us analyze what our relationship is with Vrndavana and then see how we can develop it. Lord...
By Mahatma Das - 19.1 2017 Preaching Mistakes I Have Made or Have Seen Other’s Make The following is a list of (what I consider to be) mistakes that either I have made or have seen...
By H.H. Radhanath Swami - 19.1 2017 Narada Muni the great acharya has previously explained to Maharaja Yudhisthira, the story of Prahlada Maharaja who is the perfect example of devotional...