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Awakening From a Nightmare
By Sesa Dasa - 15.6 2018 In medicine, a coma, or comatose, (from the Greek “koma”, meaning deep sleep) is a profound state of unconsciousness. Talk about living a nightmare. There was a report on the news that a Belgian man “though to be in a coma for 23 years was...Read more...
Urgency of Surrender to Krishna
Excerpt from a lecture by HH Radhanath Swami - 15.6 2018 “Srila Prabhupada stressed the urgency to surrender to Krishna. Every line of his books, every sentence of his tapes, you would hear him urgently, just pleading with you and me, to take Krishna Consciousness seriously. Death...Read more...
THE HARE KRSNA CONTROVERSY
By editor - 14.6 2018 This article shall discuss the persecution of the Hare Krsna movement in the United States during the mid 1960s through to the late 1970s. In order to fully understand the persecution of this group, one must first know its history as well as the socio-political...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 105
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.6 2018   Lord Brahma chanting on japamala  Java, Indonesia  A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma in Bali and Java Tonight we make the last stop on this journey, looking at Lord Brahma's worship in Java...Read more...
A MONK ON THE BATTLEFIELD
By Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 13.6 2018 We were a batch of fifteen who joined as monks in the Mumbai monastery in 1999, the same year when India fought hard and brave to win the Kargill war against Pakistan. Sixteen years later, one of the surviving members of the ashram...Read more...
NO PAIN NO GAIN
 By Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 13.6 2018 Many people want things easy in life; “if I could get a jackpot lottery, I’d be a billionaire overnight” or “How I wish I had a beautiful wife and a luxurious house by the beach”. Wishful thinking...Read more...
When we the prisoners fall in love with our captors
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 13.6 2018 To control the elephant is humanly impossible. So as soon as the baby elephant is born, the elephant trainer ties him with a rope to a pole. Initially the baby elephant tries his best to break the rope but because of his tender body he fails. The newly...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 104
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.6 2018   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Prayers Offered by Lord Brahma to Lord Krsna "Brahma said, "My dear Lord, You are the only worshipful Supreme Lord, Personality of Godhead; therefore I am offering my humble...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 103
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.6 2018   Bon-ten (Lord Brahma) on Hamsa, holding lotus, whisk and umbrella To-ji Temple, Kyoto Japan A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma in Japan, Thailand and Cambodia Tonight we make several stops on the journey...Read more...
The Art and Mechanics of Inspiration
By Dayananda das - 11.6 2018 Based on the Teachings of His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Twenty-first century Krsna consciousness is witness to a few new catch phrases. Among them are “inspiration” and “care for devotees,” Unfortunately, by...Read more...
On “Society, Friendship and Love”
By Damodar Prasad das - 11.6 2018 For Srila Prabhupada, the term “Society, Friendship and Love,” was used to refer to the primary allurement which keeps us shackled in the material world of illusion and suffering. The following excerpt is indicative of his general usage of the...Read more...
Prabhupada Claims Women Have Lower Status
 By editor - 8.6 2018 BG 1.40, purport ‒ As children are very prone to be misled, women are similarly very prone to degradation. Therefore, both children and women require protection by the elder members of the family. By being engaged in various religious practices, women will...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 102
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.6 2018   Lord Brahma, from a Trimurti panel  11th century, Burma   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma in Burma and Laos In the same way that the Brahma cult spread from India to China by way of Lord Brahma's...Read more...
The Life of Nimbarka Acarya
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.5 2018 Sri Nimbaditya   Sri Madhvacarya is pictured holding up two fingers to indicate Krishna and jiva. The impersonalists hold up only one finger because their idea is that everything is one. Sri Nimbarka held that there are three equally real and co-eternal...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 101
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.6 2018 Map of Southeast Asia A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Buddha, Brahma and Indra Adjacent to India, Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions: the Asian mainland, or Indochina, and the many islands and archipelagoes to...Read more...
Slavery to Banks: A Vedic Prophecy
By Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana das) - 7.6 2018 This shows how banks, especially the Central Banks, which are part of a network established in many countries, have set up a system which is increasingly controlling the economy and lives of numerous people around the world, and is gaining...Read more...
Sri Vallabhacarya
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.6 2018 Sri Vallabhacarya Vallabha Bhatta was a great learned scholar of Vaisnavism. In the beginning he was very much devoted to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, but since he thought that he could not receive proper respect from Him, he later joined the Visnusvami sect and became...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 100
BY: SUN STAFF   Pashupatinath Temple - Deopatan, Nepal A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma in Nepal With tonight's segment on the places of Lord Brahma's worship in India, we are leaving Mother Bharat, having concluded to the...Read more...
Kandu Ashrama in Purushottama Kshetra
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.6 2018 By Dr. Srinivas Acharya for Orissa Review. [In Puri Dham] There are four ancient Ashramas or hermitages situated in four different quarters, of sages like Bhrigu, Angira, Markandeya and Kandu. Bhrigu and Angira are Vedic rishis whereas Markandeya and Kandu are...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 99
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.6 2018 Lord Brahma Kalighat painting, c. 1940 A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Pastimes of Saraswati and Brahma In the second segment of this series, on the Pushkar, Rajasthan Brahma Temple, we mentioned the well known story...Read more...
Doyal (Merciful) Nitai
By Dwaipayan De - 5.6 2018 Srila Vrindavan Das Thakura has written one song whose first few lines are as follows: are bhai nitai amara dayara avadhi  jivera karuna kari dese dese phiri phiri prema-dhana yace nirabadhi Here Vrindavan Das Thakura sings the glories of Lord Nitai who...Read more...
The Ramayana on the Need for a Proper Leader
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 4.6 2018 Sometimes people think that the ancient Vedic literature no longer has any real usefulness in this day and age. That it is little better than an antique of foregone days. However, this article shows the universal and ever-relevant...Read more...
History of ISKCON Press
By Swarup Das - 4.6 2018 My first close encounter with ISKCON Press was when I visited the Boston ISKCON temple in December of 1969. At the time I was living as a brahmacari at the 61 Second Avenue temple in New York City’s lower east side. Srila Prabhupada was in London at the time...Read more...
Be A Monk?
By editor - 4.6 2018 -An ancient secret revealed- Would you care to know a long-forgotten secret, not even guessed at by the greatest thinkers of the modern era? It’s a simple truth that’s been continuously shrouded by the relentless, disquieting whirlwind of madness presently...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 98
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.6 2018 Lord Brahma Catur-mukha Linga, Khajurao   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma's Khajurao Temple Khajuraho is a very small town located in the Chhatarpur District of Madhya Pradesh, approximately about 385...Read more...
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