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The Kingdom of God
By Radheshyam Dasa - 26. 11 2018 Freedom from painful impediments In Kingdom of God, there is no hunger, thirst, birth and death, old age, disease, etc. Thus without these sufferings that draw our consciousness in the material world, keeping us absorbed in sorting out problems of life in...Read more...
Etiquette in Management
By Bhakti Caru Swami - 26.11 2018 ISKCON is a spiritual organization personally established by Srila Prabhupada. We must take care that it doesn’t become material. Anything (husband-wife relationship, Deity worship, even prasadam) can turn material by one’s consciousness. In any...Read more...
Art of resolving conflicts amicably
By Radheyshyam Dasa - 26.11 2018 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...
ISKCON Members Participate in Parliament of the World’s Religions
By: Madhava Smullen - 22.11 2018 The main plenary, during which a video of the Govardhana Eco-Village was shown Nearly 10,000 delegates from 80 countries attended the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions from November 1stto 7thin Toronto, Canada. They represented nearly 200...Read more...
THE UPANAYANA RITE
By editor - 21.11 2018 One of the most imperative components of the Vedic religion are the rites that believers take part in. The upanayana rite is fulfilled in a young man’s life around the age of puberty (Pandey 112). The upanayana, otherwise known as the sacred...Read more...
GODDESSES AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT
By editor - 21.11 2018 According to Knott within Hindu society women are given a lesser status than men (82). This leads to the oppression of women in both the public and private spheres of their religious and everyday lives. This pattern of oppression has led to a narrow and demanding...Read more...
A SUMMARY OF BOOK 6 OF THE KAMA SUTRA
By editor - 21.11 2018 The Kamasutra is an ancient Hindu text on the art of attainting kama, or pleasure, one of the three prescribed goals for twice born males in the Hindu tradition (Doniger, Kakar and Vatsyayana XI). It was composed by Vatsyayana Mallanaga, possibly in the...Read more...
BBT Loyalty vs. High Editing Standards
BY: KRISHNA DASA - 21.11 2018 This is in response to Garuda Prabhu's article. Jayadvaita Swami and Dravida Prabhu are far more qualified than the average devotee at editing. So it must be frustrating for them to constantly hear criticism from uninformed devotees. They have...Read more...
KAMASUTRA BOOK 3: VIRGINS
By editor - 20.11 2018 The Kamasutra is an ancient Hindu text composed by Vatsyayana. TheKamasutra is believed to be a manual of sexual intercourse positions by most western societies, but the Kamasutra is a guide that helps people to achieve moral and noble lifestyles. The...Read more...
THE SACRED COW
By editor - 20.11 2018 The sacrality of the cow is an ancient, but common custom to most Hindus. The concept of zebu cattle (go) as an important part of society in India has been dated back to the times of the Harappan civilization. During post-Harappan times, the Aryans, who were pastoral...Read more...
VEGETARIANISM IN VEDIC TRADICION
By editor - 20.11 2018 A commonly recognized trait of the Vedic tradition is the notion of religious vegetarianism.  A major reason that the study of Hindu vegetarianism is of particular interest is that the practice emerged some time prior to the Common Era (Bryant 194).  The...Read more...
Editing of the Founder-Acharya's Scriptures
BY: HLADINI SAKTI DEVI DASI - 19.11 2018 I wanted to share my realizations regarding the editing of our Founder-Acharya's Scriptures. For too long I accepted the official policy and rationale for the edits. Only this year, did I research the edits for myself. At the end of a nine day...Read more...
Reflections on the Forest Fires
By Giriraj Swami - 19.11 2018 Terrible, deadly fires have been raging recently in California, devastating homes and everything else on their way. I recalled Srila Prabhupada’s discussion of the first verse of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura’s Sri Gurv-astaka: samsara-...Read more...
Is Kali really the culprit?
By Radheshyam Das - 19.11 2018 If Parikshit maharaja had killed Kali instead of forgiving him, we wouldn’t be suffering the effects of Kali now.’ Isn’t this a sensible argument? Let’s analyze… Problems in Kali yuga: Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali yugas with...Read more...
Driving for Krishna
By Danavir Goswami - 19.11 2018   From its early years to present, ISKCON has witnessed droves of devotees leave their bodies while traveling in automobiles. Although devotees don’t drink and drive, many male devotee drivers that I know are virtual terrors behind the wheel. With a...Read more...
Chemical Evolution?
By editor - 16.11 2018   Where Do the Chemicals Come From?   This exchange between His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada; a guest, and a disciple named Dr. Thoudam D. Singh took place in December of 1973, during a morning walk at Venice Beach, in Los Angeles. Dr...Read more...
Who Was Krishna - according to Jain Philosophy
By editor - 16.11 2018 Krishna is the main character of Mahabharat, the famous and popular epic of India. Mahabharat is considered as a holy Hindu book, but it is a collection of several fables. It has nothing to do with any specific religion. Further, it is a fact that Mahabharat was...Read more...
We may have to leave at any moment
By editor - 16.11 2018 Once a visitor came to a sadhu’s ashram. He saw the sadhu was living in a very simple house. He looked around and found there was nothing worthy in his house -  no bed, no wardrobe, no chair, no table, no refrigerator. The visitor was surprised. ...Read more...
Documentary About the Yamuna
The Award-winning Documentary About the Yamuna Released in Six Languages By: ISKCON News Staff - 15.11 2018 The Stolen River, the multiple award-winning documentary about the River Yamuna has been released for public screening in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The...Read more...
Gopastami
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.11 2018 Go-gopiyo me Gopal The glories of Gopastami are observed on November 19th. The celebration of Gopastami during Kartikka marks the day when Sri Krsna and Balarama are honored by Nanda Maharaja, who advanced their duties of caring for the calves to now giving...Read more...
Sri Gadadhar das, Srinivas Acarya, and Dhananjaya Pandit
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.11 2018 Lord Chaitanya's Sankirtan Party  Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta, c. 1895  British Museum Collection The Disappearance Day of Sri Gadadhar das, Srinivas Acarya, and Dhananjaya Pandit is observed on November 15th. Gadadhar das Goswami radha...Read more...
The Monk who used his IIT degree for Environmental Transformation
By Rahul Singh - 15.11 2018 “When you are in the field of spirituality, you think you can advise anyone on any topic. We listened to experts in hydrogeological survey and Soil Biotechnology”. This was the greatest takeaway for me from the session titled “Sustainability from...Read more...
Essence of the Yoga Sutras
The following article by Dr. David Frawley was first published by Zee News - 14.11 2018 If we look deeply within we can discern that the essence of our being is the light of consciousness, not the compulsions of the mind or the biology of the body. This is the light of Yoga. Yoga in...Read more...
Museum of The Hare Krishna Movement?
By mayesvara dasa - 14.11 2018 Those of us who appreciate the magical potency of what Srila Prabhupada gave us know that a miracle of colossal historic importance occurred in the late 1960’s. At that time His Divine Grace came and ignited a worldwide spiritual revolution that has no...Read more...
Launching Vishnudutas!
BY: BHARAT CHANDRA DASA - 12.11 2018 Dedication on the eve of Srila Prabhupada Disappearance Day. End of Life Care for Vaisnavas 'Death literacy' is a must for all who have taken birth. Certainly, we should all enquire and seek out - "What is death? Who actually dies? What...Read more...
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