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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...
Intimate Worlds - Killing Dhenakasura
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.7 2017 A nine-part commentary on collected Krsna-lila masterpieces. In the book Intimate Worlds, which showcases the Indian paintings collection of Alvin O. Bellak, we see a beautiful manuscript illustration entitled "Krishna and Balarama Hear About the Demon in...Read more...
Solar System
BY: RADHA MOHAN DAS - 13.7 2017 Presentation on the Solar System and the Vedic Scriptures Please see below my latest Youtube presentation based on ancient Indian astronomy. This is entitled "The Solar System and the Vedic Scriptures". As well as drawing upon remarkable...Read more...
Friendly and Sympathetic
By Giriraj Swami - 13.7 2017 Speaking in Los Angeles about the qualities of a devotee, Srila Prabhupada said, “Sympathetic. We should be very much sympathetic. If any of our fellow men fall sick, we must take care of him, give him help. Because, after all, we have got this body,...Read more...
Vegetarian Cuisine
By Amy McCarthy - 13.7 2017 How Hare Krishna Restaurants Promote Vegetarian Cuisine When sites for Sunday temple feasts become dining destinations For many Americans, the common perception of the Hare Krishna faith is young men with shaved heads and saffron robes professing their faith...Read more...
"Fixing the Guruship Problem"
By editor - 12.7 2017 Sannyasis in contemporary society face many challenges The sannyasa ashram, or renounced order, is extremely influential in ISKCON. A high percentage of the society’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) members are sannyasis; while the majority of ISKCON’s...Read more...
India Design Motifs, Part 12
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.7 2017 Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai  Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta, c. 1895 A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Among the many wonderful lithographs produced by Chore Bagan Art Studio of Calcutta in the late 1800's, this...Read more...
Mayapur Ratha-yatra celebration
By editor - 12.7 2017 A sweet Recollection of the Mayapur Ratha-yatra celebration Ever since his childhood, Srila Prabhupada was always very fond of Lord Jagannatha. At the young age of five, Srila Prabhupada, who at that time was known as Abhay Caran, wanted to hold his own Ratha-yatra...Read more...
Learning from a Tree
By Kripamoya das - 11.7 2017 At Bhaktivedanta Manor, a new garden was dedicated to Srila Prabhupada and his disciples. Since it was the week in which we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formal establishment of ISKCON, I gave the following speech: If you would please look up and...Read more...
Slaughter House in Nabadwip Dham
BY: SUBROTO DAS - 10.7 2017 Delegation Against Slaughter House in Nabadwip Dham In the holy land of Nabadwip, the birth place of Sri Chaitanya MahaPrabhu, which is respected as the epicentre of spirituality by the entire Vaishnav society of the world, construction of a slaughter house is...Read more...
India Design Motifs, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.7 2017 Srimati Radharani's Lotus Feet A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Among the 25 transcendental qualities of Srimati Radharani is the fact that "She possesses all auspicious marks on Her body". (Teachings of...Read more...
India Design Motifs, Part 11
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.7 2017 Radha Tending Cows at Brindaban  Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta, c. 1895 A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. In recent editions of this series we've covered a unique category of design motifs – the...Read more...
The Science of Association
By Acyuta Dasa - 10.7 2017 From Back to Godhead Whether we are neophytes or advanced, association of pure devotees is crucial for our spiritual progress. The pure devotees of the Lord carry the message of Godhead in order to deliver the fallen souls, and therefore the common man who is...Read more...
Jesus Was A Buddhist Monk
By  Amando Flavio - 7.7 2017 New Evidence Suggests Jesus Was A Buddhist Monk Who Lived And Died In India According to Christian doctrine on the life and times of Jesus, he was the Son of God who laid his life to be crucified to expiate the sins of the world. But growing body...Read more...
Russia Comes to Mayapur
By editor - 7.7 2017 In the book The Seventh Goswami, a biography of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura , it is stated that Thakura Bhaktivinoda prayerfully invoked the Lord, and expressed his heartfelt desire,  “When will that day come when the fair-skinned foreigners will come to Sri...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Transcendental Sweetness and Beauty
By Yamuna Devi Dasi - 7.7 2017 What a week of Vaisnava sadhu-satsanga this has been! I leave the richer, having exchanged with my family members, old and new, Godbrothers, Godsisters, nephews and nieces. While I feel most unqualified to speak to you today, I am honoured and privileged to...Read more...
Guru in the Morning
By Danavir Goswami - 5.7 2017 Looking back to 1987, I remember trying my best to counsel several weeping ISKCON Vaisnavas when they learned that their guru had just defaulted his position. Their guru was previously a dynamic, conquering her who shone like fire through preaching, making...Read more...
The Importance Of Opposition And Life Reverses
By Karnamrita Das - 5. 72017 In the lives of great persons there is always opposition and apparent road blocks in accomplishing their goals or mission in life. Whether through another person, an accident, their own body or mind, or some natural disturbance, what appears on the surface to be...Read more...
Kanchi Paramacharya on Protecting the Cow
Posted by Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal - 4.7 2017 Protection of cow is a dharma that can be performed by people of all communities in the world. It is a dharma that can be carried out by people of all the four varnas and other communities. In addition to our Hindus,...Read more...
Intimate Worlds - Aristhasura
BY: JAHNAVA DEVI - 4.7 2017 A nine-part commentary on collected Krsna-lila masterpieces. Pictured here is another of the exceptional Indian paintings featured in the book Intimate Worlds, which showcases the exquisite Alvin O. Bellak collection. This painting, entitled "Krishna...Read more...
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