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Affirmation, repetition, contagion
By Anandini Padayachee - 3.1 2019 “They [the masses] must have their illusions at all costs; they turn instinctively, as the insect seeks the light, to the rhetoricians who accord them what they want. No truth, but error has always been the chief factor in the evolution of nations...Read more...
Secret appearance of Vrajendra Nandan Krishna!
By editor - 3.1 2019 Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam are two most important scriptures for Kali Yuga, they have specifically manifested for us kali yugians. If we sincerely try to serve these two transcendental scriptures then we can unlock many hidden gems. Let us take a look at the...Read more...
Agni Ayurveda
By editor - 28.12 2018 The role of fire is well known in traditional systems of medicine, which use the great elements of nature for healing purposes. However, one system in particular is built around a profound understanding of our biological fires. This is ‘Ayurveda’, the...Read more...
Depression
By editor - 28.12 2018 Yoga and Ayurveda’s View of Depression and How to Overcome It Depression is becoming epidemic, particularly in the affluent Western world. It is afflicting young and old, rich and poor, educated and uneducated alike. To counter it special anti-depressant drugs...Read more...
Is Humility Compatible with a Healthy Self-esteem?
By Arcana siddhi - 28.12 2018 As a family therapist, I counsel people both within and outside the Hare Krishna movement. I recently received an e-mail from a young woman devotee who was unhappy in her relationship with her abusive husband but was conflicted about leaving him. “Maybe...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada on Christmas and Love of God
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.12 2018 Mother Mary and Baby Jesus Excerpt from a lecture by Srila Prabhupada on Srimad-Bhagavatam - December 02, 1968, Los Angeles. It is said that this Krsna consciousness movement is not an artificial thing that we have manufactured something, ideal thing, concocted...Read more...
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s Disappearance Day
A Talk by Giriraj Swami - 27.12 2018 We are gathered on the most auspicious occasion of the disappearance anniversary of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja Prabhupada, the spiritual master of our Srila Prabhupada. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura was...Read more...
CARVARKA (MATERIALIST) PHILOSOPHY
By editor - 23.12 2018 The Carvaka (sweet-talkers), also known as Lokayata philosophy, is a heterodox Hindu philosophy named after its founder and often classified with its fellow dissenter philosophies of Buddhism and Jainism. However, unlike Jainism and Buddhism, Carvaka has not turned...Read more...
Active Listening
Adapted, from The Art of Teaching, by HG Bhurijana Prabhu - 23.12 2018 Who Owns the Problem? The first step in trying to solve a problem is to identify who owns it, because you need to approach the situation differently if you own the problem or not. The owner is whoever is ...Read more...
EMPEROR ASOKA
By editor - 21.12 2018 Emperor Asoka is regarded as one of the greatest rulers in India’s history. His grandfather, Chandragupta Maurya, ruled India for twenty-four years. It is reported that Chandragupta ascended the throne in 322 B.C. at the capital of Pataliputra by murdering the...Read more...
Staying Free Of Kali-yuga’s Dark Influence
By Sri Nandanandana das - 21.12 2018 As the age of Kali-yuga moves forward, many people are wondering how bad social conditions will get before they improve, and what can we do about it now. Yet the Vedic texts contain a specific prescription for staying free from the heavy influence that...Read more...
The Advent of the Bhagavad-gita—Some Practical Guidance
By Giriraj Swami - 19.12 2018 Today is the auspicious occasion of Gita Jayanti, the day Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, the day of Moksada Ekadasi. To begin, we shall read from Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chapter Nine, “The...Read more...
40 YEARS LATER… Remembering the Bhagavad-Gita
By HH Bhakti Raghava Swami - 18.12 2018 I was walking down Rideau Street in the city of Ottawa some time during the summer of 1973. Although I had still not found what I really wanted in life, I was somewhat relieved that I had been able to walk out of the expected social pressures of modern...Read more...
Celebrating Gita Jayanti
An Address by Giriraj Swami to Leaders of Hindu Organizations October 23, 2009 Houston The Bhagavad-gita is also known as the Gitopanisad and is considered one of the Upanisads. The title Bhagavad-gita is sometimes translated as “The Song of God.” Gita mean “song.”...Read more...
Feminist Diksha Gurus are Coming
BY: MOHAN DAS - 17.12 2018 If you thought that because all was quiet on the Western front in regard to Feminist Female Diksha Gurus and that the issue had died then you were wrong. While ISKCON India was lulled into a false sense of security the opposing party has been furiously but quietly...Read more...
SEXUALITY IN HINDUISM
By editor - 14.12 2018 Sexuality in Hinduism is most notable through the observance of kama, one of Hinduism’s catur-purusartha’s (four human aims).  Within the Dharma Sastras contain prescriptions for how one should live one’s life, as well as...Read more...
THE KAMASUTRA
By editor 14.12 2018 The full details of the composition of the literary text, Kamasutra, is not fully known but is estimated to have been composed around the first century B.C.E. (Peterson 135). It was composed by Vatsyayana in northern India and written in the ancient Indian...Read more...
NASA Moon Landing Hoax
NASA Moon Landing Hoax — Explained by Srila Prabhupada The Main Point “Apart from this discussion, the point is that a living entity has immense and unlimited desires for material enjoyment, and he has to transmigrate from one gross body to another until these desires are...Read more...
Bhakta-vatsalya of Sri Krishna
By Jaya Gaursundar Dasa - 14.12 2018 In Bhagavad-gītā Lord Kṛṣṇa describes four kinds of pious men (su-kṛtinaḥ) begin to render devotional service unto Him – the distressed (ārto), the desirer of wealth (arthārthī), the inquisitive,( jijñāsuḥ), and he who is searching for...Read more...
SAMSKARAS AND PREGNANCY
By editor - 12.12 2018 Pregnancy in the Hindu tradition is a very important time for a woman, especially if it is her first pregnancy, which it is hoped will take place as soon after marriage as possible. A new bride goes to live with her husband’s family, and in many cases, she has...Read more...
THE HINDU DOWRY SYSTEM (ORIGINS)
By editor - 11.12 2018 Although the tradition of a bride/groom price is not common in the Western world, many different religious groups still continue to practice it. Currently, the dowry refers to the wealth that the bride brings with her into her marriage. This wealth can vary from gifts...Read more...
God Proposes, Man Accepts
By Chaitanya Charan Das - 11.12 2018 “Man proposes, God disposes” has been the cause of immense frustration for humanity since time immemorial. The best plans are often foiled forever in a single moment by factors beyond human control. Misery can be said to be the condition in...Read more...
Quantum Physics and Krsna Consciousness
BY: D. DAS - 10.12 2018 Because these days the importance of material scientific dogmas is rapidly increasing in the minds of the masses due to being pushed into the front of our awareness at the cost of religious education, it is vitally important for the mental health of humanity to...Read more...
Whom to Worship?
By Gauranga Dasa - 10.12 2018 We all worship someone all of us but the question is… One of the principles of worship is at traction. When you are reverentially attracted to someone, you have the desire to establish a relationship with that person, and when the relationship is...Read more...
Happy Holidays
A Talk by Giriraj Swami December 17, 2000 Ojai, California In the West this is the holiday season, with Christmas and Hanukkah both coming up. As Srila Prabhupada explained, the Lord comes to this world to enlighten people with transcendental knowledge. Sometimes He comes personally, and...Read more...
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