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Preaching in USSR
BY: SITALATMA DAS - 26.4 2017 Preaching in USSR 1973-1991 Sometime in 2009, ISKCON TV recorded a long interview with Kirtiraja Prabhu and Hari, former Harikesha Swami, where they talked about preaching in Soviet Union from their side of the Iron Curtain. They give a slightly different take...Read more...
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...
Astrology as a Spiritual Science
By Dr. David Frawley - 24.11 2017 Astrology should be a spiritual science. Our birth chart is a mirror of our soul and its particular incarnation. In our stars we see the growth and evolution of our inner being from life to life. This does not mean that we can find truth or liberation merely...Read more...
Yoga and Ayurveda
By  Dr. David Frawley - 24.11 2017 Yoga and Ayurveda: The Sciences of Self-Realization and Self-Healing  Life (Ayu) is the combination (samyoga) of body, senses, mind and reincarnating soul. Ayurveda is the most sacred science of life, beneficial to humans both in this world...Read more...
The Expansion of Ayurveda and Yoga
By Dr. David Frawley - 24.11 2017 The Expansion of Ayurveda and Yoga: Their Value for India and the World Ayurveda is the natural healing system of India and its civilizational field of influence going back to Vedic times several thousand years ago. Ayurveda is one of the oldest, most...Read more...
Deadly D’s to determination
By Hemarupa Caitanya Das - 23.11 2017 Determination is vital either in material or spiritual life. This determination exhibits a devotee’s hankering and sincere desire for attainment of the perfectional stage of devotional service. Lord Brahma, the original first living being was...Read more...
Why is Hanuman Red?
By Editor - 22.11 2017 Hanuman is one of the most popular divinities in India. Hanuman is often portrayed kneeling with joined palms before the Personality of Godhead Ramacandra, Sita (Rama’s consort), and Lakshmana (Rama’s brother). Hanuman is shown sometimes tearing open his...Read more...
Annamacharya – The Pada-kavita Pitaamaha
By editor - 22.11 2017   Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya was a saint composer in the fifteenth century, composer of the 15th century is the earliest known musician of South India who hailed from the Tallapaka village, in the Rajampet mandal of Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India....Read more...
Art of resolving conflicts amicably
By Radheyshyam Dasa - 22.11 2017 There are many valuable lessons to be learned by leaders who want to resolve conflicts between two parties amicably. It requires a great deal of spiritual maturity, patience, respect for both parties, mode of goodness to deal with issue etc. On being...Read more...
Dealing with unexpected reversals in life
Answers by HH Romapada Swami - 21.11 2017 Question: Prabhupada told us to “Chant Hare Krishna and Be Happy”. I have been chanting the maha mantra since two years and I am following the rules and regulations but I am still very unhappy. I guess that there is a problem...Read more...
Does My Spiritual Master Care For Me?
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 21.11 2017 Within such a huge organisation like Iskcon, it is not surprising to sometimes experience less of the affection we expected. There are several reasons for this. But if a disciple feels this way about his or her guru in good standing, does it indicate a...Read more...
Words of Transcendence
By editor - 20.11 2017 *Interesting quotes by HH Radhanath Swami during a recent class:* 1. If we judge devotees, it is our spiritual destruction. Do not judge them. You don’t know who they may be. 2. Mercy means to get what we do not deserve. 3. Great souls are merciful....Read more...
UK Radio Station Broadcasts Krishna’s Peace Formula
By Visnupriya devi dasi - 20.11 2017 On November 3 and November 10, 2017 the United Kingdom radio station Source FM (96.1), which broadcasts in the Falmouth/Penryn area, presented Lord Sri Krishna’s peace formula, from Bhagavad-gita 5.29, to its listening audience via both FM and the...Read more...
Grammy Academy Award for Havi das
By editor - 20.11 2017 Havi das (Ilan Chester), a disciple of Srila Prabhupada received recently a Grammy Award in Las Vegas for his extraordinary musical career as a musician, singer and composer. Millions of people attended or watched the ceremony while Havi das took the opportunity to...Read more...
Addiction and the Digital Age
By editor - 17.11 2017 Addiction and the Digital Age – The Need for Higher Consciousness There has been a strong natural healing movement in the world over recent decades. The many natural health practitioners and easy availability of herbs and natural foods indicate this. However,...Read more...
The Buddha and Caste
 By Koenraad Elst - 16.11 2017 Indians and Westerners who know Buddhism through Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and other modern pamphlet literature, sometimes believe that the Buddha started a movement of social reform, mobilizing against caste and recruiting among low-caste people. As...Read more...
Vedic Origins of Yoga
By Dr. David Frawley - 16.11 2017 Vedic Origins of Yoga: Shvetasvatara, the Vedic Yoga Upanishad The Shvetashvatara Upanishad goes back to specific Vedic verses for explaining the practices of Yoga. In order to provide a better sense of how the Vedic Yoga relates to later classical...Read more...
Chanting for Liberation
By Srila Prabhupada and John Lennon - 16.11 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...Read more...
How to keep one’s relationship with Vrindavana
By HH Kadamba Kanana Swami - 16.11 2017   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 little bit performed, can...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.11 2017 Brahma Temple at Carambolin  Reprise of a serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Although Lord Brahma is one of the most elevated transcendental personalities, being the first jiva-tatta born from the lotus flower of Garbhodakasayi...Read more...
Preaching Mistakes
By Mahatma Das - 14.11 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...
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