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Setting the record straight about Mahabharata’s Karna
By Chaitanya Charan das - 31.5 2018 Speaking on the Mahabharata outside Bharata – at Princeton During my visit to Central New Jersey, 2016, Govinda Prabhu and I spoke at Princeton University on the topic of “Tragic Hero? Lessons from the life of the Mahabharata character Karna....Read more...
Sri Airavata: Lord Indra’s Divine Vahana
By editor - 30.5 2018 The eight guardian deities who preside over the eight points of the compass each sits on an elephant vahana. They are: Kubera (north), Yama (south), Indra (east), Varuna (west), Isana (northeast), Agni (southeast), Vayu (northwest), and Nirrti/raksasa (southwest). Each...Read more...
The Flow of Soma
By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 30.5 2018 In the following article we will discuss the Vedic principle of Soma and its related principle of Agni in order to help us understand the internal alchemy behind the process of Yoga. This may provide a different angle of approach than...Read more...
How to Treat Dual Doshic Types with Ayurveda and Yoga
By Dr David Frawley - 30.5 2018 Ayurveda has a brilliant yet simple division of human beings into three primary constitutional types of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata types are dominated by the air element primarily, are thin or light in build, nervous, sensitive, quick in movement, and...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 97
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.5 2018 Bearded Lord Brahma, Saas-Bahu Temple   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahmadev at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh Having visited the last of the Brahmadeva shrines in the segments on Karnataka's Jain temples, we'...Read more...
Transcendental Art
By editor - 30.5 2018 From Back to Godhead One of the basic principles of Krsna consciousness is that one may utilize whatever talent he has in the service of the Supreme Lord. And it is a symptom of a bona fide spiritual master that he is expert in engaging everyone in practical...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 48
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.5 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Seventh Adhyâya – Third Brâhmana, Part Two 1:7:4:...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 96
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.3 2018 Stairs leading up to Brahmadeva Temple, Dungari A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Dungari, Gujarat On the southern coast of Gujarat sits the quiet village of Dungari (Dungri). Situated 9 km. north of Valsad (or Bulsar...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 47
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.5 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Seventh Adhyâya – Third Brâhmana, Part One 1:7:4:1...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 95
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.5 2018 Temples at Khedbrahma   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Sri Brahma Temple at Khedbrahma, Gujarat In the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat is the city of Khedbrahma, in which resides an ancient Lord Brahma temple that is one of...Read more...
Back to Godhead Magazine
By editor - 28.5 2018 Srila Prabhupada discusses the early days of Back to Godhead Magazine in the US August 21, 1976, Hyderabad Prabhupada: You were selling Back to Godhead on the street? Gargamuni: Yes, in the pushcart. Prabhupada: That time how many copies you were printing?...Read more...
Robert Kennedy heard the holy names
David Margolick - 28.5 2018 How Robert Kennedy heard the holy names shortly before departing this world Allen Ginsberg hadn’t had an appointment that morning in early 1968 when he appeared at the Washington office of Senator Robert F Kennedy. But Kennedy agreed to see him anyway...Read more...
Time Line of Lord Krishna Supported by Science
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 28.5 2018 (An Excerpt from “Advancements of Ancient India’s Vedic Culture”) As devotees and followers of the Vedic path, we already accept the premise that Lord Krishna appeared 5,000 years ago and spoke the Bhagavad-gita in...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 94
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.5 2018 Brahmapuri, Kolhapur A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Brahmapuri The final site of Brahmadeva worship we have identified in Maharashtra is in Brahmapuri, on the edge of Kolhapur. The city of Kolhapur is in the...Read more...
The Sublimation Of Work
By Gautam Saha - 25.5 2018 THE NEED TO SUBLIMATE INDIVIDUAL WORK FOR ULTIMATE PERSONAL SATISFACTION AND HAPPINESS Many a times, we wonder “what bit of good have I done today ?” After all, everything said and done, life is pretty mechanical and also largely material. We follow...Read more...
ISKCON and the USA
By Samapriya devi dasi - 25.5 2018 As the United States of America was established by its founding fathers, Srila Prabhupada founded the International Society for Krnsa Consciousness and therefore he is its Founder-Acharya. His goal was to establish a society by which to bring people of the...Read more...
The Sad and Troubled History of ISKCON Moscow
BY: JAYA MADHAVA DAS (ACBSP) - 24.5 2018  In a new letter from H.H. Bhkati Vijanana Goswami, he washes his hands of the mess he and many many others created for ISKCON Moscow Russia. Introduction: The thing that really hurts me when reading Bhakti Vijnana Goswami's letter, below...Read more...
What We Eat, And What Our Lordships “Eat”
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 24.5 2018 Some of our pujaris insist that only white flour and white sugar should be used in bhoga offerings for our Lordships, while many of us, being health conscious, will avoid eating such adulterated or suspicious foods. Should we feel a guilty conscience if we...Read more...
A humble proposal
By Jaya Kesava das - 24.5 2018 As a child I often heard my mother say cleanliness is next to Godliness; in fact I heard it everyday almost. We were kids, there was dirt around, sand castles to make, cops and robbers to play, sweat to sweat, and clothes to get dirty. Especially my brother who...Read more...
FUNCTIONAL FREEDOM
By editor - 24.5 2018   Cholars, artists and folk cried after freedom from time immemorial. Unfortunately, it frequently continues  to be cry only for a simple reason – nobody of them knows what constitutes freedom and what slavery. So  the meaning of the freedom...Read more...
The Adjucative Burden Is On GBC, Not the Swami
BY: BHAKTA TORBEN - 23.5 2018 Garuda dasa, professor Graham Schweig, states in Sampradaya Sun the other day (Commentary on "A Note About the Second Edition"):   "Aren't we really talking about Jayadvaita Brahmacari and later Swami here, who has always been the BBT...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 93
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.5 2018   Lord Brahma and Parrot A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Ellora Today we visit one of the most astonishing temple compounds in Maharashtra, and all of India. Famous worldwide for its amazing...Read more...
Kirtan: Are there rules?
By Rasananda das - 23.5 2018 “How any spiritual activity should be done is understood from three sources: saintly persons, standard scriptures and the spiritual master”. (Srimad Bhagavatam 3.28.4, purport) Proper sankirtan – a phrase used by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta...Read more...
You Bet Your Life
By Arcana Siddhi Devi Dasi From Back to Godhead For anyone interested in spiritual progress, gambling is more than just a harmless amusement. High’s convenience store is bustling with last-minute shoppers picking up odds and ends for a holiday dinner. Having run out of milk, I...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 92
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.5 2018   Sri Trimbakeswar A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma - Trimurti at Trimbakeshwar In the village of Trimbak, in the Nashik district of Mahrashtra, is the ancient temple of Trimbakeswar. Located 28 km. from...Read more...
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