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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...
A devotee is a brahmana
Compiled by Yasodanandan dasa - 24.1 2017 "Those who give education in exchange of money, they are not brahmanas. Just like we are lecturing, educated, educating people. We don't say that 'Give us salary.' We simply ask them, 'Please come.' Therefore, we are making...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 11
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.1 2017 Jhulan Pastime - Hindola-Raga  Pahari, Kangra, c. 1790  A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. THE RAGAMALAS Over the last few segments, we've been discussing the various schools of...Read more...
Mayapur Academy
By editor - 24.1 2017 Mayapur Academy opens regional campus in Villa Vrindavan The ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry serves to help inspire and educate devotees in the art of deity worship. To help facilitate this, the Mayapur Academy was established to offer devotees a four-month intensive...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...
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...
The greatest fortune
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 time when I saw the temple structure from outside I felt that it’s not a traditional temple...Read more...
Chanting for Liberation
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 get your strength? John Lennon: From Hare Krsna. Yoko: That’s where we get it from, you know....Read more...
Garbage In Garbage Out
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 the desired output. Usually, even though the program is written perfectly, since the computer just...Read more...
Transcendental sound and material sound
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. Does transcendental sound have different qualities? The following article explores the difference...Read more...
No. 1 Book Distributor
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 thirty-year-old who’s been the number one book distributor in the U.S. for the past two years...Read more...
Relationship with Vrndavana
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 Caitanya explained that these are the five most important aspects in devotional service, which if even a...Read more...
Preaching Mistakes
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 other devotees make while preaching. By preaching I mean helping a person come closer to Krsna. So...Read more...
How to be an Ideal Husband
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 service. Prahlada Maharaja remained faithful to the words of his spiritual master even in the face of...Read more...
Meeting Srila Prabhupada
By HH Sivarama Swami - 18.1 2017 First meetings I first met my spiritual master on March 6th 1975 in Dallas Texas. Srila Prabhupada had just been in South America and had toured the Southern United States. I was on travelling book distribution with a sankirtan party and had strayed quite a...Read more...
Loving relationships with devotees
  By Varshana Swami - 18.1 2017 Verse: Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.12.15 Speaker: HH Varshana Swami Location: ISKCON New Vrindaban agnau gurav atmani ca sarva-bhutesv adhoksajam bhutaih sva-dhamabhih pasyed apravistam pravistavat TRANSLATION: One should realize that in the fire, in the...Read more...
Criticize Others
By Mahatma das Reasons We Blame or Criticize Others Why do we criticize others? Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur said that we seek out the defects of others because of our “utter absence of humility.” But why would we notice another’s faults (when we don’t...Read more...
Happiness in Devotional Service
By Romapada Swami - 17.1 2017 Question: Experiencing happiness within devotional service: Is that considered selfish? I get so much happiness with devotional service. However, I fear that if it is a selfish desire rather sincere motivation to please Krsna. How can I differentiate and...Read more...
The Divinity of Sri Caitanya
Answers by HH Romapada Swami - 17.1 2017 Question:  I’m having difficulty understanding the divinity of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Within Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 11, there seems ample opportunity to reveal his name directly as an avatar. The idea that people in the age Kali...Read more...
Attaining Krishna’s Abode
By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapada - 17.1 2017 Lecture given on Nov. 17, 1966, in New York City From the Bhagavad-gita we learn about the spiritual world and the means to go there. mam upetya punar janma duhkhalayam ashashvatam napnuvanti mahatmanah samsiddhim...Read more...
The Astras, Part 3 - Pashupati-astra
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.1 2017 Kiratarjuniya, Hunting Scene Virabhadra Temple, Lepakshi A survey of transcendental weaponry. Arjuna’s pastimes with the famed Pashupati-astra of Lord Shiva are described at several places in the Mahabharata. In the Drona Parva there is a description of...Read more...
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