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Ghosts - FAQ
By editor - 15.2 2015 "Whenever someone tries to convince me that ghosts don't exist, I challenge them to take a walk through a cemetery at midnight and they turn pale." (anonymous) "The only cure for non-belief is the mystical experience." (Thomas Merton...Read more...
India's dying mother
By Justin Rowlatt - 12.9 2016 The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is dying. From the icy Himalayan peaks, where it begins, right down to the Bay of Bengal, it is being slowly poisoned. The Ganges is revered in India but it is also the sewer that carries away the...Read more...
Yoga and How to Get Started
By Stephen Knapp - 9.5 2016       The purpose of any true spiritual path is to raise our consciousness to the point of allowing us to directly perceive the spiritual dimension. Being spiritual means to recognize one’s spiritual identity and practically see...Read more...
Caring For Devotees
By editor - 16.9 2015 Caring For Devotees: The Spiritual Counselor System From Namahatta.org From a series of lectures by HH Radhanath Swami, introducing the Spiritual Counselor System that has been successfully deployed at Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath Temple in Mumbai, Chowpatti....Read more...
Britain must pay reparations to India
By BBC - 29.7 2015 British troops in Kolkata after a religious clash At the end of May, the Oxford Union held a debate on the motion "This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies". Speakers included former Conservative MP Sir Richard Ottaway, Indian politician...Read more...
The Mahajanapadas of Jambudvipa, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.4 2017 The King and his Family Arrive in Kashi  Paithan School, Karnataka, 19th c.  A serial exploration of the island of Jambudvipa and the sixteen Great States residing there. The Kingdom of Kashi Today we begin to explore the first of the sixteen Great...Read more...
Any Colour You Like
By Jagabandhu das - 25.4 2017 My earliest memories of religion in this life are of my father (my first guru) teaching me about the Great Spirit worshiped by American Indians (“Wakan-Tanka” Who also undergoes quadruple expansion just like the all pervading yet personal Vasudev)....Read more...
Karma of the Nation
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 25.4 2017 Or the downfall of Western civilization. The Manu-samhita (8.304-309) describes how a king or ruler of a country receives one sixth of the total karma of the subjects he rules. If the majority of people are pious and spiritually...Read more...
Paris temple saga
BY: VYSWAMBHARA DAS - 24.4 2017 "One can chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking himself lower than the straw in the street. One should be more tolerant than the tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and ready to offer all respects to others. In such a...Read more...
Varaha Mihira
BY: SHYAMASUNDARA DASA - 24.4 2017 The following is from a text I wrote sometime ago about various famous, ancient Vedic astrologers. Chapter 4 section 16 is on the life of Sriman Varaha Mihira. Varaha Mihira is in many ways even more important than Parasara Muni for the reason that while...Read more...
Merciful Nrsimhadev
By Amogha das - 24.4 2017 A few years ago I presented a photo table at a Sunday feast at one of our temples. One devotee came up to the table and held a photo of Lord Nrsimhadev in his hands. I encouraged him to take Lord Nrsimhadev home, but he said, “If I was qualified to worship Him...Read more...
Prize in Sustainability Contest
By: Krishna Jivani Dasi - 21.4 2017 Govardana Academy Students Win Prize in Sustainability Contest Radha Fournier demonstrates to the children how to water the garden beds. On the sides you can see the back wall lined with black water pipes, and the south facing slope made out of...Read more...
Vaishnavas to Celebrate Ramanujacharya
By: Madhava Smullen - 21.4 2017 ISKCON Serves Alongside Sri Vaishnavas to Celebrate Ramanujacharya’s 1,000th Appearance Day Thirumanjanam (Abhisek) of Ramanuja at Madurai organised by ISKCON on March 26th ISKCON devotees are serving alongside Sri Vaishnavas to celebrate...Read more...
The Mahajanapadas of Jambudvipa
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.4 2017 Yantra of Jambudvipa, c. 1725 A serial exploration of the island of Jambudvipa and the sixteen Great States residing there. The mahajanapadas, or sixteen Great States of Jambudvipa, are among the most important topics of study in ancient geography. The word...Read more...
Dalai Lama recalls his links to Brahmaputra
Prabin Kalita - 20.4 2017 Dalai recalls his links to Brahmaputra that originates in his homeland GUWAHATI: Offering his tribute to the Brahmaputra at the Namami Brahmaputra festival here, the Dalai Lama on Sunday said he feels a deep connection with the river ever...Read more...
Jai Uttal New Album
By: Madhava Smullen - 20.4 2017 Grammy-Nominated Jai Uttal Collaborates With ISKCON Devotees on New Album Jai Uttal chants during a concert on the banks of the Ganga Jai Uttal, one of today’s best-loved and most popular kirtan artists, has released his latest album Roots...Read more...
Spiritual Fasting
By Yamuna Devi Dasi - 20.4 2017 From Back to Godhead With spiritual fasting, you may not make headlines, but you’ll make headway on the path back to Godhead. What do Mahatma Gandhi, Dick Gregory, Jane Fonda, Norman Mailer, Bolivian dissidents, British suffragettes, and Irish...Read more...
Citing the Lord’s Version
By A.C.B. SWAMI PRABHUPADA - 20.4 2017 Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) – Canto 2: The Cosmic Manifestation – SB 2.9: Answers by Citing the Lord’s Version Verse – 33 aham evasam evagre nanyad yat sad-asat param pascad aham yad etac ca yo ’...Read more...
Books about Lord Caitanya
By editor - 19.4 2017 Books about Lord Caitanya and His pure eternal associates srimad-bhagavatam divyam puranam vacanam tada gauranvayasya sampraptir bhavisyati na samsayah "Then he will hear the splendid Srimad Bhagavatam Purana, which predicts that the Supreme Personality of...Read more...
How Many Cows Would it Take to Save Mankind?
BY: GADI DAS - 19.4 2017 Srila A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: ''Civilization will collapse very soon, all over the world......our farm projects are an extremely important part of our movement. We must become self- sufficient, by growing our own grains and producing our own milk...Read more...
Esteem For Sacred Writings
By Urmila Devi Dasi From Back to Godhead Pure chanting of God’s names requires reverence for God in all His forms , including revealed scripture. This article discusses the offense of blaspheming Vedic literature or literature in pursuance of the Vedic version. IT IS FASHIONABLE...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.4 2017 Ananda Pagoda - Bagan Plains, Burma A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Nandamula Cave The Mahabharata provides a brilliant description of the sacred Himalayas as being "sublime, ornamented with jagged and mineral-rich peaks and embraced...Read more...
Instructions of Sri Ramanujacarya
By Brijbasi das - 18.4 2017 Ramanuja Swamir Upadesh – Instructions of Sri Ramanujacarya In 1895 Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura published in his “Sajjana-tosani” selected verses from “Śrī Prapannāmṛta”, a 12th century book by Sri Ananta Acarya, son of the great...Read more...
The Roles of Vaisnavis in ISKCON
By ISKCON Vaisnavi Ministry - 18.4 2017 Women’s roles in ISKCON have been a subject of much confusion, contention, and polarizing debate in which we tend to ascribe the worst motives to those whose conclusions differ from our own. Even more troubling, we tend to characterize Srila...Read more...
Nrsimha Caturdasi
By Sunanda das - 17.4 2017 Nrsimha Caturdasi, Maha Sudarshana Yajna and Harinama Yajna Sudarshana Gayatri Om sudarshanaya vidmahe mahajvalaya dhimahi tano chakrah prachodayat As is our annual custom, Nrsimha Caturdasi will be observed in Sridhama Mayapur as a three day festival from...Read more...
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