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340 West 55th Street: A Second Glimpse
BY: BHAKTA JOHN JAGANNATHA Hare Krishna. First and foremost I humbly prostrate myself before the Vaisnava devotees of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna, and beg their forgiveness for all my offenses, mistakes, illusions, imperfections and cheatings. My personal experiences on...Read more...
Predictions about Kali yuga that seem to be manifesting
By editor - 15.10 2018   Among the most striking of these passages from the Vedic sastras are the following: In the Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be the deciding factor of nobility [in place of birth, righteous behavior or merit].And brute force will be the only standard or deciding...Read more...
How Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Captured Me
By Vibhu Chaitanya Das - 15.10 2018 Before formally meeting Hare Krishna devotees, I was one of those who ran in the opposite direction when I saw them coming. I used to think they were from another planet. Who are these guys with their chants and dancing in the street? Or are they going to...Read more...
What is the Purpose of This World?
By Madhudvisa dasa - 12.10 2018 My question is What is the purpose of this world? Why has God created it? And if god has created it then everything happening is HIS wish. So why all this going on??? Why few people love god and have faith in him and why others give all kinds of logic...Read more...
THE MYSTERY OF SACRIFICE
Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 12.10 2018 Are you ready to sacrifice who you are for what you will become?” –    Eric Thomas (Motivational speaker and Christian preacher from Chicago, Illinois, USA)   I was at the War Memorial in Perth,...Read more...
SURYA: THE VEDIC SUN-GOD
By editor - 12.10 2018 Introduction Surya has been the object of Indian devotion since the early Vedic times and is considered to be the soul of the universe (Charak 9). Surya travels along the sky in a massive chariot which moves on a single wheel that is attached to the polar star, or...Read more...
Indological Writings in Latin
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.10 2018 A detailed survey by Satkari Mukhopadhyaya for Kriti Rakshana, National Mission for Manuscripts. Latin (Lingua Latina) belongs to the Italic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. She is the parent of the modern Romance languages, such as Italian,...Read more...
Ashram Changes and Temple Development
By Bhurijana dasa - 123.10 2018 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 changes his ashram-a temple can become...Read more...
VARUNA
By editor - 11.10 2018 Varuna is one of the oldest gods in Hindu history and is noted as a “universal monarch” (Choudhuri 33). In the past, Varuna was said to be king of the gods holding utmost power in Vedic India. Scholars say that Varuna is a “majestic Jehovah,...Read more...
What a saint learned from a prostitute
By Chaitanya Charan das - 11.10 2018 Frustration gives way to illumination during one extraordinary night in the life of a prostitute. While prostitutes are often depicted negatively in traditional literature, some religious texts depict them positively as testimonies to the...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada on investing money
By bh. Jan Mareš - 9.10 2018 Beware of inflation: As the meeting drew to a close, they discussed establishing a bank in Mayapur. So far only a local cultivators' financial cooperative has shown interest, but Prabhupada doesn't want to deal with them as they want a large...Read more...
INDRA (GOD OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING)
By editor - 9.10 2018  In Vedic mythology, the god Indra “is viewed as the king of all the gods to whom most of the Vedic hymns are dedicated” (Jansen 66), and is regarded as the god of the Aryan people. Indra’s name is unlike most of the other Vedic gods, and does not...Read more...
Red Alert Report on ISKCON Moscow
BY: JAYA MADHAVA DASA (ACBSP) - 8.10 2018 A desperate appeal to the GBC body to fix the mistakes made here by its former Russian GBC and his followers. I call for a serious investiagation to fix the problems. Moscow Temple was robbed a while back of 2 Million Rubles, during mangal artik...Read more...
Mastering the Art of Unplugging and Managing Stress
By Felipe Araujo - 8.10 2018 A simpler life might be trendy now, but the Hare Krishna have been doing it for centuries…with a few quirks Jai Nitai Dasa at the temple. Photo: Felipe Araujo James Edwards was 16 and partying at Lollapalooza when a Hare Krishna devotee handed him a...Read more...
The spirituality of money
By Sutapa Das - 8.10 2018 I recently connected with a childhood friend who also became a monk. As you can imagine, we had lots to talk about, and lots in common. In his tradition, one of the monastic vows is to never touch money; and if he does, even by accident, he observes complete fasting...Read more...
Origins of Rice in India
By Sankaran Nair - 5.10 2018 Historian Asko Parpola has assumed that the cultivation of rice spread from the Ganges valley to Swat, Pirak (Kachi plain) and Gujarat during the first quarter of the second millennium BC. He says that the rice undoubtedly came from the Ganges valley, and...Read more...
Prana and Pranayama
By Swami Sivananda - 5.10 2018 Pranayama is an exact science. It is the fourth Anga or limb of Ashtanga Yoga. “Tasmin Sati Svasa prasvasayorgativicchedah Pranayamah”—Regulation of breath or the control of Prana is the stoppage of inhalation and exhalation, which...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 28
BY: ROCANA DASA - 5.10 2018 ERRATA: As a subsection under Laksmipati Tirtha, there is a brief biographical sketch of Visnu Puri, previously mentioned in the section about Jayadharma. In his Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika, Kavi Karnapura wrote: "Vidyanidhi's disciple was Rajendra....Read more...
Indira Ekadasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.10 2018 Indira Ekadasi, observed on October 5th (LA and Mayapur), from the Brahma-vaivarta Purana. Yudhishthira Maharaj said, "Oh Madhusudana, Oh killer of the Madhu demon, what is the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight (krishna paksha) of the...Read more...
What are biggest secrets of Aghori Sadhus?
By editor - 4.10 2018 Aghoris are simple beings or beings who live with complete simplicity. Today, we have complicated religion to a very large extent. We perform rituals, ceremonies and practice techniques in a roundabout way to achieve health and wealth. But I tell you, religion is not...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 27
BY: ROCANA DASA - 4.10 2018 Laksmipati Tirtha: In his biographical sketch on Laksmipati Tirtha, Jaya Tirtha Charan dasa opens by saying that by divine arrangement, Laksmipati was a 'ground-breaker' for what were to be big changes in the Madhva Sampradaya. In other words, Laksmipati...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 26
BY: ROCANA DASA - 4.10 2018 Brahmanya Tirtha: Brahmanya Tirtha is 17h on the guru-parampara list. In his compendium of biographical sketches, Jaya Tirtha Charan dasa skips Purusottama, who is 16th on the list, but discusses him later, in the section on Laksmipati. As discussed...Read more...
What Abortionists Don’t Know
By His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada 73/08/18 London, Bhagavad-gita 2.12 Pradyumna (leads chanting, etc.): na tv evaham jatu nasam na tvam neme janadhipah na caiva na bhavisyamah sarve vayam atah param [Bg. 2.12] “Never was there a time when I did not exist...Read more...
Kala Bhairava: The Lord of Time
By Radha Pukan - 3.10 2018 Kala Bhairava is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva and is highly revered across the Indian subcontinent. He is depicted in an aggressive form with angry eyes shaped like lotus blossoms, blazing hair, tiger’s teeth, snake coiled around his neck or...Read more...
What’s Wrong with Our Politicians
By editor - 3.10 2018 What’s Wrong with Our Politicians – Three Examples of Perfect Leadership From Back to Godhead To say that most politicians are incompetent, and in many cases downright dishonest, isn’t very controversial. We’ve all read about their blunders,...Read more...
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